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  • New RO2 Gameplay vid and interview

    Another interview and gameplay video from PAX has made its way up onto the web... this time from The RO faithful may not have heard of this site - they specialize more in the MMO world - but the word is spreading! The piece starts with explaining RO to those who don't know it, but then moves on to cover a good 30 minutes about Heroes of Stalingrad, so listen through it.

    Click HERE to see the video.

  • #2
    WOW!, that looks absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to play this. Hopefully the price will meat my budget on release.

    I think this is one of the best looking UE3 games I have seen. I love the way you guys actually didn't copy the same old RB6 Vegas 3rd person cover system that almost other UE3 games have used. The cover system and everything else in this game look amazing.
    Last edited by origination; 09-30-2010, 09:39 PM.


    • #3
      I really enjoyed watching that


      • #4
        great interview!


        • #5
          Good footage! I lol'd when the interviewer said he got "blitzed."


          • #6
            I really loved the added detail about methods of weapon carrying. I had a hunch from photographs that German soldiers might have been trained different, but to have it confirmed and see it implemented in the game is very pleasing.


            • #7
              Nice! Keep the good work up, guys.
              [CENTER][IMG][/IMG][CENTER][B]Arrow Key user 9 of x[/B]


              • #8
                great interview
                and great shirt ramm LOL


                • #9
                  Definitely more in depth than all the previous videos I have seen. Nice job. Hope to see more in the near future!


                  • #10
                    Best PR to date.
                    Would you just tell us what were the exact computer system spec's running the "demo".
                    It was very smooth...
                    in Moderation.


                    • #11
                      Nice! looking forward to the release!
                      [I][B]Booo! That's off-topic![/B][/I]


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by fiftyone View Post
                        Best PR to date.
                        Would you just tell us what were the exact computer system spec's running the "demo".
                        It was very smooth...
                        Intel Core i7 920
                        SLI GTX 470s
                        [I support "RO Forums Classic" mode!!!]


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by [TW]Ramm-Jaeger View Post
                          Intel Core i7 920
                          SLI GTX 470s
                          Wow, the graphics cards alone cost more than my entire upgrade/rebuild in Jan 2009! Daaaaaaamn!

                          Great video.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SheepDip View Post
                            Wow, the graphics cards alone cost more than my entire upgrade/rebuild in Jan 2009! Daaaaaaamn!

                            Great video.
                            It is still alpha. I'm sure it'll be optimized for hardware for us mere mortals.

                            Talking about optimization and the mention of 64 player tank maps in the interview, what are the expected system requirements for servers? In ROOST, we don't have any 64 player servers, can we expect to see any 64 player ROHOS servers? I assume multi-threading will help, but won't that be detrimental to multi game servers?

                            Great interview by the way, and Ramm showed a lot of patience with that interviewer. It's funny, we've seen so many of these, I think we all know the pitch and maplist sequence (next he'll show Fallen Heroes).
                            Last edited by Mormegil; 10-01-2010, 01:05 PM.

                            IS-2: Greatest Tank of Clone War II
                            "Soda Popinski" in game


                            • #15
                              The guy interviewing him was doing my head in!!!

                              Why the hell was he doing it?? He didnt have a clue!!
                              I love TWI