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Stargate Worlds Beta Begins Oct. 15th 84

Posted by Soulskill
from the work-in-progress dept.
Kotaku reports that the closed beta for Stargate Worlds, an MMO based on the popular Stargate television shows, will begin on October 15th. Registration is open at the game's website. Gamespy has some new screenshots available, and a Youtube channel has been opened for videos about the game. We discussed the early plans for Stargate Worlds a couple years ago.
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Stargate Worlds Beta Begins Oct. 15th

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  • Looks like ass (Score:3, Interesting)

    by DirtySouthAfrican (984664) on Saturday October 04, 2008 @12:20AM (#25254101) Homepage
    I realize this is beta, but this is definitely catering to a crowd that I can't identify with. I didn't expect this to be canon, but are those Ori footsoldiers with p90s? I wish whomever plays this hours of enjoyment, but it's a bit too Elder Scrolls for this die-hard SG fan. In the words of PA, it's not "for me"
  • SG1 humour (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Secret Rabbit (914973) on Saturday October 04, 2008 @12:23AM (#25254113) Journal

    """
    Its existence is unconvincingly denied in most videos, and in one it is confirmed but the developer insists that flamethrower gameplay is not ready to be shown to the public. He says this while a monitor behind him displays all kinds of in-game flamethrower carnage.
    """

    It's nice to see that the self-ironic, etc humour that was in SG1 is alive and well among the staff that are developing the game. It gives me hope that this game will be a good one. Or at least go along some of the lines that the show did.

  • Re:Looks like ass (Score:4, Interesting)

    by johannesg (664142) on Saturday October 04, 2008 @01:23AM (#25254343)

    SG1 managed a fairly consistent look (it looked a lot like Canada, except with medieval villages ;-) ), so I'm a little surprised that none of the screenshots seem to reflect this. Maybe trees are just too boring?

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