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Tremulous Switching To Xbox Live, Exclusively 43

An anonymous reader writes "Darklegion Development and Microsoft have apparently been working on a new version of Tremulous for the Xbox 360. Timbor, project founder and a main developer of Tremulous, said this in a recent announcement: 'What does this mean for you? You will now be able to play Tremulous on Xbox Live with thousands of other gamers, earning achievements and showing off your gaming skill. In the best interest of maintaining a steady and secure Tremulous playerbase, Tremulous is going to be exclusively available for Xbox Live. Existing infrastructure will no longer receive official support. Players who have already been playing for at least three months can apply for a €5/$7 coupon as a show of our appreciation of your enthusiasm so far! What does this mean for the community? Hopefully nothing! While the production of Tremulous switches from its current open source development to a closed source environment handled by the very capable and experienced Microsoft engineers, the efforts of the community will still be valued. In this collaboration we have made it very clear that the Tremulous community is very important to the game, and Microsoft agrees with us on this point. We are confident that this move will not stifle the creative output of the community.'"
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Tremulous Switching To Xbox Live, Exclusively

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  • All I ever wanted was a spoon.
    • I think it's more like a barbecue spatula.

      For my part, I'm heading down to termulous headquarters to infect the team leaders.

      • Re: (Score:1, Offtopic)

        Quick off-topic trollish overrated question:

        The Xbox I bought off Ebay was modded (and banned from Xbox Live). Will it still be able to play legal copies of games like this new Tremulous or Final Fantasy 13?


          1. That's what you get for buying a Microsoft product.
          2. As long as you don't have to connect to Xbox life to play it, you're probably OK...

          ... Just my thoughts.

  • April fools? (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward
    Possibly an April fools?
  • *YAWN* (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Yuioup ( 452151 )
    This April's fools shit is really getting tedious. I'm really sick of it.
    • by Itninja ( 937614 )
      Perhaps....but perhaps not. The Tremulous site has the same story. Maybe they are in on the joke together?
    • The joke's on you. I know @BillGates personally and he told me about this weeks ago in a DM.

      • I know @BillGates personally and he told me about this weeks ago in a DM.Eww. How exactly did you both get inside the DM?

        Was it like slicing open and crawling into a Tauntaun to keep from freezing? It probably stunk just as bad.

  • Is Miguel de Icaza involved with this project?
  • Come on at least try to fool us a little. Now if you had said the Nintendo DS.......
  • Flash crashed in Chrome, no less. Oh, the ... []

    FYI... I just grabbed a random link. No idea what will happen if you follow that.
  • A bit obvious. Anyone who knows the contents of the GPL can see right through this. Additionally, "very capable and experienced Microsoft engineers"? Give me a break.
    • Re: (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      A bit obvious. Anyone who knows the contents of the GPL can see right through this.

      Tell that to the Nexuiz/Xonotic guys? :)

    • by tepples ( 727027 )

      Anyone who knows the contents of the GPL can see right through this.

      As I mentioned in my other post [], a game ported from Linux to XNA is pretty much a rewrite, and I don't see how the GPL applies to complete rewrites.

  • Unfortunately, the joke is on the Tremulous developers for thinking anyone cares about their project...
  • Is this an AF prank?

    I can't imagine an open source project so openly collaborating with Microsoft here...

  • From their site:

    Dear Tremulous Community,

    This is the second time in such a short amount of time that we have a monumentous announcement to make. The overwhelming concern of the Tremulous players has been staggering, we never dreamed that our fans were so loyal to our cause. It brings a tear to my eye remembering the thousands of e-mails we received from players around the world, expressing concern over the future of their beloved game.

    We, Darklegion Development, have decided to break off the partnership wit

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