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#4159247 - 08/19/15 01:58 PM Interesting report on Vaporware that made it...  
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http://www.metacritic.com/feature/games-that-shed-vaporware-status

Still interesting, although a bit old. Ironic... wink


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#4159257 - 08/19/15 02:14 PM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: komemiute]  
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Eh...I don't think 4 years qualifies as vaporware. They set the bar too low to enable a larger spread of games to list.

Prey and DNF, sure.




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#4159259 - 08/19/15 02:15 PM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: komemiute]  
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By those standards Falcon 4 could have been considered vaporware.


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#4159262 - 08/19/15 02:18 PM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: komemiute]  
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True- but from the titles selected I think they went sureshot for mass-market ones.

Kind of makes sense.


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#4159265 - 08/19/15 02:24 PM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: komemiute]  
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Yeah, 7 years certainly qualifies. That thing was definitely scrapped once and restarted, maybe twice, I forget.



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#4159269 - 08/19/15 02:28 PM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: komemiute]  
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Freelancer- though...


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#4159338 - 08/19/15 05:13 PM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: komemiute]  
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Fighter OPs....


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#4159342 - 08/19/15 05:18 PM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: Moses]  
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Originally Posted By: Moses
Fighter OPs....
Excellent pick! I had totally forgotten about that one until you mentioned it.

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#4159529 - 08/20/15 09:33 AM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: komemiute]  
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I am surprised Storm of War/ Cliffs of Dover is not high on the list.



#4159539 - 08/20/15 10:29 AM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: Jedi Master]  
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Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Eh...I don't think 4 years qualifies as vaporware. They set the bar too low to enable a larger spread of games to list.

Prey and DNF, sure.




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Yeah, 4 years feels like a stretch.

#4159540 - 08/20/15 10:34 AM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: Moses
Fighter OPs....
Excellent pick! I had totally forgotten about that one until you mentioned it.


Fighterops doesn't count. If there was no coding done, can it be called vapourware?

It was a scam, not vapourware.


Fighterops...

The only TRUE Stealth crowd funded game.

Devs said there was stuff there, but you just couldn't see it.
#4159544 - 08/20/15 10:57 AM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: komemiute]  
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I think All American: 82st Airborne in Normandy has to take the cake. It's the sequel to 101st Airborne in Normandy, a PC game from the mid 90s. It was slated to be released in 1997 but is still "in development" and the producer is still taking pre-orders for $54.95.

Look at the minimum specs!

General minimum requirements:
Pentium II 300 MHz
32 MB RAM
Minimum 250 MB hard drive space required
6X CDROM
Windows 95 or better
Windows compatible sound card


http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Shrapnel_Games/AA/AA_page.html

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#4159545 - 08/20/15 11:04 AM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: mugwump]  
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Originally Posted By: mugwump
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Look at the minimum specs!

General minimum requirements:
Pentium II 300 MHz
32 MB RAM
Minimum 250 MB hard drive space required
6X CDROM
Windows 95 or better
Windows compatible sound card



Er...I guess that developer's building is caught in some kind of space/time bubble where the year is 1999?


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#4159571 - 08/20/15 01:02 PM Re: Interesting report on Vaporware that made it... [Re: komemiute]  
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I don't know, 250MB is pretty steep storage wise.




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