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#1 high voltage OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:24 PM

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Sorry about the bad scan, the mag is bitter than the scanner


Edited by high voltage, Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:25 PM.


#2 NeoGeoNinja OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:13 PM

Cool scans and an enjoyable read.

 

Thanks :)



#3 Gulfman OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:38 PM

Nice one! 👍

#4 NinSEGA OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:09 PM

When they said it comes with Battlemorph, was that tentative?



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Posted Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:00 PM

Hm, I didn't think $150 for it was "dead cheap." Maybe at $79 but not $150.

 

Also, I doubt including BattleMorph would have boosted sales. I think Cybermorph annoyed players more than anything else> (I always turn Skylar's voice all the way down.)



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Posted Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:06 PM

Cool thanks for sharing. I think it's funny that Robinson's Requiem is a featured game when that was released when, a few months ago? ALSO...Freelancer 2120, whats that about?!

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Posted Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:51 AM

I don't know if Freelancer 2120 is related to Freelancer released in 2003 ( http://en.wikipedia....er_(video_game) ), if so then it looks like it would be similar to Elite.



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Posted Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:37 PM

The pack-ins made it a good value, IMHO. The vlm itself was enjoyable.

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Posted Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:55 AM

I have not gotten to those robots you see in the pic in Robinsons Requiem. Anyone else got to that point? 



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Posted Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:43 AM

Cool thanks for sharing. I think it's funny that Robinson's Requiem is a featured game when that was released when, a few months ago? ALSO...Freelancer 2120, whats that about?!

 

Apparently a Doom meets AVP game - so a FPS

 

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Posted Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:28 PM

was there ever a video footage of freelancer 2120?

anyone ever saw or have one?



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Posted Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:25 PM

was there ever a video footage of freelancer 2120?

anyone ever saw or have one?

 

I would TOTALLY buy that game... hands-down.



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Posted Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:05 PM

i never noticed that imagitec was behind the freelancer game.

 

Their games were pretty run of the mill, although they showed they could made a decent polygon engine with Iwar.

 

If nothing freelancer would've sounded good, imagitec made some nice audio tracks for other companies jaguar games.



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Posted Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:09 PM

Yeah it sounded like from the RVG interview they were a quick and dirty port company.

 

i never noticed that imagitec was behind the freelancer game.

 

Their games were pretty run of the mill, although they showed they could made a decent polygon engine with Iwar.

 

If nothing freelancer would've sounded good, imagitec made some nice audio tracks for other companies jaguar games.



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Posted Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:41 AM

Is 2120 the date of release?  :dunce:

 

Thank you for sharing those scans: one more vapourware we probably never play on our Jag  :sad:  ...but it is good to know what the Jagotheque could have been  :thumbsup:


Edited by Felyx, Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:42 AM.


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Posted Fri May 29, 2015 11:05 AM

Thread bump, but this seems to clear up just what became of Freelancer 2120 Jaguar CD:

 
 
'It got dropped, when we examined what we could do with the CD it just no 
way was as flexible as the PC CD-ROMs and drivers available. Also the 
designer left after doing the PC version for 2 years, we had prototypes on 
the PC done but running very slow, using Brender by Argonaut but with no 
hardware acceleration on 33mhz 486. For the Jag version we were going to 
license the Jag Doom engine but we had a few problems getting the tools to 
work on the Next machine. (we had to buy one and somebody had to learn how 
to use it)'
 
Source: "Andrew Seed"(coder at Imagitec) 
Date: 1998/07/12
Newsgroups: alt.atari-jaguar.discussion,rec.games.video.atari 
 
 
So i assume those screenshots in Gamesmaster magazine etc now join Edge's Jag CD Tomb Raider screens in some regard, as these would of come from the PC version talked about here?.   


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Posted Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:58 AM

Excuse thread bump/necrosis posting but the game doesn't deserve it's own thread.

Unconfirmed storyline etc for Freelancer 2120:

Space station sends out a distress call after it's over run with bio-genetic creatures..your tasked with saving the station and rescuing the survivors, whilst finding out who was responsible. ..

Talk of people you encountered being played by real ahem. .actors..

Game would have you leading a team, swapping between characters a la Aliens Electric Dreams on the old 8 bit micro's. .

You could use remote video drones.

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Posted Mon Oct 1, 2018 12:31 PM

Just another update to this.

Some time ago Shaun Mcclure an artist at Imagitec Design was kind enough to explain the situation involved with this game and it's producer.

I've since heard back from a second artist at Imagitec, who not only confirmed the producers name, but corrected a statement Martin Hooley told Retro Gamer's freelancentre writer when interviewed for the magazines article on Imagitec.

It was the said Producer who took Freelancer 2120 with him when he joined Rebellion software in Oxford and attempted to have the game restarted under them.

Martin's hazy memory clearly got the better of him (again) as he had stated it was the games coder.

This is why i like to use multiple sources wherever possible, even if it takes months, to get clarity on claims where as RG sadly like to fall back on the same names for information.

So at least we know for sure now who took it and where.




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