MechAssault Upgrades announced in OXM

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  1. Brian E

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    January
    Round 1 - New Mech (The Raven)
    Speed: 42m/s (2nd fastest Mech in the game)
    Laser: x2
    Mach Gun: x2
    Defense: Null Sig x2 (lasts twice as long as normal)
    No Jump
    Round 2 - New Map
    Hell's Kitchen (A lava map with dense city area)
    Round 3 - New Mech (Corvus)
    Speed: 42 m/s (2nd fastest Mech in the game)
    Pulse Laser x2
    Auto Cannon x1
    Defense: Target Jam x2 (lasts twice as long as normal)
    Jump Jets
    February
    Round 1 - New Gametype
    Capture the Flag, plus two new maps made for CTF
    Round 2 - New Gametype
    Objective Raid, plus two new maps made for the gametype
    Round 3 - New Mechs
    Locki and Hellbringer
    Round 4 - New Maps
    Two more completely new maps.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    Why do we have to wait to Feb for new game modes?


    grrr
     
  3. Dave Bennett

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    While I think the idea of adding new game modes is cool at the same time it makes me wonder, why weren't these included in the first place? Makes me think they rushed the game out the door.
     
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    Unlike many other games I bought in 2002, I don't regret this purchase at all. Even in its current form, if you have Live, I think it's definitely worth the fifty bucks... and whatever they add on for free is just icing on the cake. If you don't have Live, because the campaign mode is somewhat short, it may be a better rental than a purchase.

    The only thing I hope is that one of these downloads fixes the lobby glitch that prevents players from remaining in a session after a game ends.
     
  7. Jeff Kleist

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    I think that's a "feature"
    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah...PC people should really love that [​IMG]
    Well, IMHO, the game is just fine as it is. I don't mind waiting for new downloadable content that adds replay value to the game.
    As long as I don't have to pay for it, that is...
     
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    Holy $hi_t they weren't lying this time.(sega gt)

    TWO new game modes, 4 new mechs, a few maps, all for free....that is amazing....they better fix the lobby thing while there at it. My personal preference is to add a create a mech/map mode, i think xbox and it's hardrive could handle it.
     
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    Though a bit off topic, anyone that owns Ghost Recon and is having trouble finding games and other issues you'll be happy to hear this. This was posted on the official Ghost Recon forums:
     
  13. BrianB

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    But I thought Xbox Live wasn't going to be used for patching, Romier? [​IMG]
     
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    With online gaming there is always a patch. I just want to know what happens when your hard drive is all filled with patches and updates :)

    capt
     
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    Speaking of filling your hard drive, does anyone have less than 50,000+ blocks of memory right now.
    Also, did you catch the rumor in OXM that Bungie is working on some serialized game for the XBOX?
     
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    If I never play MA again, I will have considered my $50 well-spent. Between the single-player campaign, the random online battles, and the fantastic Group Play sessions in the last few weeks, I have absolutely gotten my money's worth. And now there are going to be new maps, mechs, and game types? Consider my Mech cup runnething over! [​IMG]
     
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    Don't get me wrong, as I said it's very cool to see them adding content. If you're incinuating that I'm one of the ones complaining I'm most definately not. However, I find it somewhat disturbing that so much new content is being added in addition to patches. It seems a bit to much like when PC games are released in near beta form only to be fixed later. One of the beauties of console gaming is to not have to worry about downloading bug fixes etc. There are still bugs in console games obviously but it seems like this could (and i stress could) be used as an excuse to rush games out the door. As I said earlier, I'm not badmouthing adding new features or fixing minor bugs. However, when you have to start downloading 40mb updates to your console games, that's when the line between PC and XBox is crossed.
     

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