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Old 05-10-2006, 04:48 AM   #1
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Default Offical Countdown Thread.

The party begins in just over 9 hours! Who's gonna wait it out with me?

Currently I am trying to finish up the first SiN (never played it before now). I'm at the Waterworks right now. I wonder if I can beat it before Emergence is released...
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Old 05-10-2006, 04:57 AM   #2
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Been waiting for 12 hours now actually. Fixing my computer and giving it some maintenance.

Just my luck though... my motherboard died yesterday and I was given two choices. Either wait for a month to get a replacement or buy new one immediately and get 70 % of the original price back from the broken one. Guess which option I chose.

So it's about 11 am here in Finland. It's gonna be a long 9 hour marathon. I'm sure it will be worth it. At least I have Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Tomb Raider: Legend and Condemned to keep me company.

SiN I just completed so I don't have the nerve to make a second playthrough (or actually fourth if we count the times I played it back in 1998 plus the two times I completed Wages of SiN).
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:01 AM   #3
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Default Re: Offical Countdown Thread.

Hey, out of curiosity (since I won't get the chance to play WOS before Emergence) how much story is added to the expansion pack? Even though it was made by another team, is it still considered "cannon"?

For example: Opposing Force is an official expansion pack, but Marc Laidlaw and Valve do not consider it to be part of their offical Half-Life story.
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:20 AM   #4
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If I recall... it tells a story of Blade trying to stop mob boss Gianni Manero on his plot to "liberate" Freeport. I don't remember much of the plot anymore since it's been a long time since I played it.

There ain't much to Elexis Sinclaire plot except there is an Elexis Sinclaire shrine underground where mutants worshipped her.
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:52 AM   #5
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Phew. Just beat the boss in the Waters Facility. That guy was tough!
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:38 AM   #6
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Default Re: Offical Countdown Thread.

Wages mainly dealt with Blade busting a mob operation, but there were also a few hints as to what was going on with Elexis. SiN Eps has a few Wages references, so those events definitely happened within our game-verse.
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:42 AM   #7
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Default Re: Offical Countdown Thread.

I just came back home and thought I could immediately start playing Emergence since I saw the timer stopping at 0:00 PST, which would have been 10 AM in Germany. I just read that the timer was actually set to local computer time, so that means more waiting... looks like I'll be going to bed late tonight.
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Old 05-10-2006, 06:45 AM   #8
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Default Re: Offical Countdown Thread.

Yeah, you got 7 hours and 15 minutes left.
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:06 AM   #9
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What is SiN:E unlocked, again?
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:15 AM   #10
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For example: Opposing Force is an official expansion pack, but Marc Laidlaw and Valve do not consider it to be part of their offical Half-Life story.
Are you sure? I know for a fact that Valve actually wrote the story/script for Opfor. Also, someone on the Steampowered forums (cultural blackhole that it is) sent an email to a member of the team (can't remember who) asking if we'll see Adrian again and the reply was a short 'Im sure we'll get back to him at some point.'
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Old 05-10-2006, 07:31 AM   #11
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Default Re: Offical Countdown Thread.

I don't have a link, but I know I read it in an interview with Marc or Gabe. I might try to look for it, but unless I'm just delerious, I have read it.
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:22 AM   #12
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Currently I am trying to finish up the first SiN (never played it before now). I'm at the Waterworks right now. I wonder if I can beat it before Emergence is released...
Get bloody moving! Its definitely worth playing through the original first. Hope you get it done [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:19 AM   #13
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Default Re: Offical Countdown Thread.

Well, I just finished SiN. Love the old school cheesy style. And damn was that game hard at times (those freaking snipers!).
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:53 AM   #14
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Freaking snipers indeed! In a related story, I dusted off the old Sin CDs and it seems to work pretty well, except I've got this weird issue where I have a green tint in zommed sniper mode.

Are there any countdown DM games of Sin or WoS going on? I'm thinking Spry or hoverbikes.
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Time has never gone by so slowly...
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:14 AM   #16
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hehe damn right
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:18 AM   #17
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Just four more hours! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:00 PM   #18
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Default Re: Offical Countdown Thread.

I swear to god yesterday just didn't want to end for me (although the rest of this week went by pretty fast). Then today I was adamant about sleeping until 1 pm (when it unlocks local time for me) but my body just wouldn't let me sleep past 10 am. Damnit, I have 2 hours with nothing to do!

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Old 05-10-2006, 12:01 PM   #19
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Hello everyone. New here. I was waiting, but just got called into work, so it looks like I wont be playing until tonight. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:02 PM   #20
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Umm, dude, it's two hours now.
Edit: at Maniac
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:50 PM   #21
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Dum-di-dum. A little bit of a hour now. Damn, I'm messing my pants with this speed.
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:57 PM   #22
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Due to a conflict between Steam Payment Systems and Common Sense, I'm not able to order online :/ Soo I'll be waiting for the shop release.

Snakes on a plane man!

Have fun you folks! Remember, the anticipation is the best bit [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:04 PM   #23
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Are we go? Are we go?

...Did I forget about DST? Dammit.
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:17 PM   #24
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43 min. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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40 minutes, the suspense is killing me. Oh my dear lord I hope the rockin' violence and juvenile humor is as silly and spectacular as the original!

Somebody quick, make a mod to have JC request the checking of Jessica's ovaries, stat!
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