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2014-04-18 06:08:27 AM  
Interesting that so on a list of 50 cancelled games, that "World of Darkness" didn't make the cut. An MMORPG based upon the popular tabletop RPG "Vampire: The Masquerade", CCP (makers of EVE Online) actually bought up White Wolf Studios to get the rights to make this game, and languished over it for eight long years before killing it a week or so ago.

Considering the date this article came out, I figured it was the cancellation of WoD that triggered writing the article in the first place, but apparently not.
 
2014-04-18 08:37:29 AM  
Dirty Harry probably would have been cool.
 
2014-04-18 09:11:13 AM  
I remember seeing the E3 trailer for Prey 2. It looked pretty damn cool, kinda like the first trailers for Bioshock Infinite (the ones that look nothing like the actual game). Apparently they had a lot of very lofty goals that they just couldn't work out.
 
2014-04-18 09:20:12 AM  
mad that I had to go to p3 to find Eternal Darkness, but at least it made the list.
 
2014-04-18 09:22:23 AM  
tagn.files.wordpress.com

Pretty good list except for this glaring omission.
 
2014-04-18 09:24:42 AM  

Beerguy: [tagn.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]

Pretty good list except for this glaring omission.


I think you used the wrong image.
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-04-18 09:25:29 AM  
List fails without Freespace 3.
 
2014-04-18 09:26:22 AM  
What about anything from Lucasarts the company that Disney shut down? Or another TIE Fighter? You cocks.
 
2014-04-18 09:27:11 AM  
As it's not officially canceled, I'm still holding out hope for Starcraft: Ghost someday.
 
2014-04-18 09:31:38 AM  
Ive played the leaked thrill kill, was a fun game.
 
2014-04-18 09:32:32 AM  

Mugato: Or another TIE Fighter?


A simple (no joystick-required), visually-stunning, and large-scale multiplayer update to TIE Fighter would get me back into gaming.
 
2014-04-18 09:33:54 AM  

omahatattoo: Beerguy: [tagn.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]

Pretty good list except for this glaring omission.

I think you used the wrong image.
[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Yeah, I really wish that was still going to be a thing.  According to wiki, it may yet be revived, but I'm not hopeful.
 
2014-04-18 09:35:52 AM  

GoldSpider: Mugato: Or another TIE Fighter?

A simple (no joystick-required), visually-stunning, and large-scale multiplayer update to TIE Fighter would get me back into gaming.


No joystick? How can you fly an X-Wing with no joystick/flightstick?
 
2014-04-18 09:38:04 AM  

Mugato: No joystick? How can you fly an X-Wing with no joystick/flightstick?


I played the originals with mouse/keyboard.  Sooo much more precise!
 
2014-04-18 09:38:24 AM  
I know games from movies and shows usually suck, but I would love a Stargate game. There's so much material there I think if done well it could be pretty badass.
 
2014-04-18 09:39:00 AM  

Mugato: GoldSpider: Mugato: Or another TIE Fighter?

A simple (no joystick-required), visually-stunning, and large-scale multiplayer update to TIE Fighter would get me back into gaming.

No joystick? How can you fly an X-Wing with no joystick/flightstick?


Yeah, no joystick ruins it. I remember trying to play with a mouse after my brother moved out of the house and took the joystick with him. It was not good.
 
2014-04-18 09:40:09 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Dirty Harry probably would have been cool.


It sounds like it would have been.

It might have been cancelled because it sucked.  Same with all the others.
 
2014-04-18 09:40:33 AM  

Mr_Juche: Yeah, no joystick ruins it. I remember trying to play with a mouse after my brother moved out of the house and took the joystick with him. It was not good.


Joystick-optional would be fine. I jJust don't want to be forced to use one.

/Got into PC gaming before PC joysticks existed.
 
2014-04-18 09:40:48 AM  

GoldSpider: Mugato: No joystick? How can you fly an X-Wing with no joystick/flightstick?

I played the originals with mouse/keyboard.  Sooo much more precise!


Come to think of it, I haven't really seen a flight stick in any stores nowadays. I'm obviously not a gamer but I can't imagine playing TIE Fighter without a stick.

/only game I ever beat
 
2014-04-18 09:42:57 AM  
www.bubblews.com
 
2014-04-18 09:47:47 AM  
They'll probably cancel the Firefly Online game after showing the cutscenes all out of order.
 
2014-04-18 09:51:32 AM  
I will always mourn the cancellation of American McGee's Oz - but I hear he's got Spicey Horse working on a new one.
 
2014-04-18 10:03:00 AM  
A Road Rash update would be rather nice.  I played the hell out of that game.  The Avengers game looks like a complete mess.
 
2014-04-18 10:06:25 AM  

taurusowner: I know games from movies and shows usually suck, but I would love a Stargate game. There's so much material there I think if done well it could be pretty badass.


My thoughts as well. If it was to be made now though, it would likely consist mainly of wrestling things and hunting ghosts.
 
2014-04-18 10:14:02 AM  
I always thought they screwed up with Warhammer Online by trying to compete with a setting too similar to WoW instead of going for a 40k MMO. (And, yes, I do realize Warhammer existed before Warcraft.)
 
2014-04-18 10:20:14 AM  

GoldSpider: Mugato: Or another TIE Fighter?

A simple (no joystick-required), visually-stunning, and large-scale multiplayer update to TIE Fighter would get me back into gaming.


Ever play Freelancer?
 
2014-04-18 10:26:21 AM  
Too bad about Shadow of the Eternals.
 
2014-04-18 10:33:29 AM  

taurusowner: I know games from movies and shows usually suck, but I would love a Stargate game. There's so much material there I think if done well it could be pretty badass.


I haven't tried it yet, but there is a Stargate game out for android.  Uses the voice actors from the show and the story was written by the author of several sg-1 novels.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arkalisinteractive .P laySGUnleashed101
 
2014-04-18 10:37:10 AM  

FuturePastNow: As it's not officially canceled, I'm still holding out hope for Starcraft: Ghost someday.


I'm surprised no one has made a Half-life mod in an attempt to create it.
 
2014-04-18 10:40:57 AM  
Star Wars 1313 should have garnered a mention
 
2014-04-18 10:44:45 AM  

scottydoesntknow: I remember seeing the E3 trailer for Prey 2. It looked pretty damn cool, kinda like the first trailers for Bioshock Infinite (the ones that look nothing like the actual game). Apparently they had a lot of very lofty goals that they just couldn't work out.


As someone that went to E3 and got to see a private showing, it did look pretty good especially with the freedom of movement and mobility. I think that hurt them the most was people didn't have as much faith in a title that didn't have a multiplayer component.

This was the same conference where I shared a beer behind closed doors for the new Brothers in Arms and later listened to Randy Pitchford lie to my face about Aliens: Colonial Marines.
 
2014-04-18 10:45:32 AM  
I woulda loved to play Thrill Kill Lol, gotta love that still from the game before you hit the play button on that vid.
 
2014-04-18 10:55:24 AM  

GoldSpider: Mugato: Or another TIE Fighter?

A simple (no joystick-required), visually-stunning, and large-scale multiplayer update to TIE Fighter would get me back into gaming.


The Star Wars MMO has added Starfighter Combat PvP. It's pretty good too.
 
2014-04-18 10:56:15 AM  
I'll never lament any "online" game that never came to be. I've grown to loathe them, at least the way they are delivered in big titles, like Elder Scrolls. Why the fark do I need to pay $60 for a game that I then have to pay a monthly fee to play?!? Screw that.
 
2014-04-18 10:58:24 AM  

DarkParodius: This was the same conference where I shared a beer behind closed doors for the new Brothers in Arms and later listened to Randy Pitchford lie to my face about Aliens: Colonial Marines.


Speaking of the Alien franchise (and not speaking anything about that abortion they call Aliens: CM) anyone else cautiously optimistic about Alien: Isolation? Sounds like they learned from the mistakes and are making it a true survival/horror game. They've flat out said there's no weapons and fighting the lone alien will result in death. Sounds pretty interesting. I won't be pre-ordering it, but I will keep it on my radar for when reviews roll in.
 
2014-04-18 11:03:52 AM  

scottydoesntknow: DarkParodius: This was the same conference where I shared a beer behind closed doors for the new Brothers in Arms and later listened to Randy Pitchford lie to my face about Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Speaking of the Alien franchise (and not speaking anything about that abortion they call Aliens: CM) anyone else cautiously optimistic about Alien: Isolation? Sounds like they learned from the mistakes and are making it a true survival/horror game. They've flat out said there's no weapons and fighting the lone alien will result in death. Sounds pretty interesting. I won't be pre-ordering it, but I will keep it on my radar for when reviews roll in.


It's changed a bit since its original reveal. From what I've been hearing, there will be weapons/customization because of fighting against fellow soldiers that start going crazy or some shiat.

Despite not having a fondness for strategy games, I can appreciate the dedication The Creative Assembly puts into their games.
 
2014-04-18 11:12:22 AM  
The one that hurt me on the list was Starcraft Ghost. I was looking forward to getting a new Starcraft game and Ghost looked amazing. Also miss Star Wars 1313. Most of those cancelled games did not bother me.
 
2014-04-18 11:18:14 AM  
Glad and sad to see Stalker 2 listed.
 
2014-04-18 11:20:09 AM  

LograyX: GoldSpider: Mugato: Or another TIE Fighter?

A simple (no joystick-required), visually-stunning, and large-scale multiplayer update to TIE Fighter would get me back into gaming.

The Star Wars MMO has added Starfighter Combat PvP. It's pretty good too.


I played this:

starwarsattacksquadrons.com

I don't know if they added controller support, but it was fun.
 
2014-04-18 11:28:44 AM  
There was going to be a Babylon 5 Space Combat game called Into the Fire which looked good.  It was canned about 14 years ago, though.
 
2014-04-18 11:30:19 AM  
Meh, most of those games look like they were better off cancelled. A few, maybe...
 
2014-04-18 11:47:33 AM  
If you think the Fallout MMO is cancelled then you're just silly.

/Elder Scrolls MMO is just the tech demo for Fallout...
 
2014-04-18 11:54:54 AM  

GoldSpider: List fails without Freespace 3.


This.  Man I miss those games.
 
2014-04-18 12:13:13 PM  

taurusowner: I know games from movies and shows usually suck, but I would love a Stargate game. There's so much material there I think if done well it could be pretty badass.


They were making an FPS called Stargate Alliance that looked promising a few years ago, but cancelled it. Had the show actors doing the voice work and everything.

Some footage:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r407O5_rFow
 
2014-04-18 12:14:34 PM  
Man, all those games I was excited for that got killed. Six Days in Fallujah, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, and Stargate Worlds all looked really exciting to me. Why do we not get these things, but we are on Call of Duty 50000; Cod of war.
 
2014-04-18 12:23:46 PM  
LFWO TimeSplitters 4
 
2014-04-18 12:25:16 PM  

Crudbucket: [www.bubblews.com image 739x1080]


That's not canceled, it would have to exist first.
 
2014-04-18 12:34:56 PM  
They mention Mega Man Universe as the bigger deal than Mega Man Legends 3 (which is mentioned in passing)? That was a much tougher blow considering just how badly Capcom botched the PR and how they've never really denied the claim that it was to get back at Inafune for leaving to start his own company.

They didn't even release the Prototype Version (which by all accounts was nearly done and was highly polished) for a few bucks to test the waters on making a full version like they promised: the whole project was scrapped two months after the supposed release date of the Prototype (which they said was delayed and coming soon) and just abruptly announced the project was dead and there was no interest on their end of reviving the franchise. In fact, besides a fan game that they ended up releasing on the official Capcom website there hasn't been another Mega Man game in the three years since this all went down.
 
2014-04-18 12:35:01 PM  
My dad was so excited when he found his office in The Getaway. It's a shame they didn't allow free roam from the beginning, else he would have been able to find all the apartments he lived in too.
 
2014-04-18 12:41:03 PM  

Banacek: /Elder Scrolls MMO is just the tech demo for Fallout...


i don't think game studios will throw bad money after worse
 
2014-04-18 12:43:41 PM  

LesserEvil: I'll never lament any "online" game that never came to be. I've grown to loathe them, at least the way they are delivered in big titles, like Elder Scrolls. Why the fark do I need to pay $60 for a game that I then have to pay a monthly fee to play?!? Screw that.


Lord Of The Rings: Online is free to play, unless you want cosmetic add-ons.
 
2014-04-18 12:56:49 PM  
I just want to know where the hell this game is... If it ever gets released, it will be a system seller for me.

www.faunaurbana.com.br

/The Last Guardian FYI
 
2014-04-18 12:57:53 PM  

ciderczar: LesserEvil: I'll never lament any "online" game that never came to be. I've grown to loathe them, at least the way they are delivered in big titles, like Elder Scrolls. Why the fark do I need to pay $60 for a game that I then have to pay a monthly fee to play?!? Screw that.

Lord Of The Rings: Online is free to play, unless you want cosmetic add-ons.


Yeah, I don't mind FTP - don't even mind purchasing a few goodies here and there, but I think it is utter nonsense to pay a base price, then have to subscribe.

I played Elder Scrolls Online during beta, and found no compelling reason to play it more. It just seemed like a noisier version of the regular games - I enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim, but the added noise or hundreds of other players standing, running around or fighting while you try and do a task has no appeal to me when I have to pay for that extra noise.
 
2014-04-18 01:04:34 PM  

LesserEvil: ciderczar: LesserEvil: I'll never lament any "online" game that never came to be. I've grown to loathe them, at least the way they are delivered in big titles, like Elder Scrolls. Why the fark do I need to pay $60 for a game that I then have to pay a monthly fee to play?!? Screw that.

Lord Of The Rings: Online is free to play, unless you want cosmetic add-ons.

Yeah, I don't mind FTP - don't even mind purchasing a few goodies here and there, but I think it is utter nonsense to pay a base price, then have to subscribe.

I played Elder Scrolls Online during beta, and found no compelling reason to play it more. It just seemed like a noisier version of the regular games - I enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim, but the added noise or hundreds of other players standing, running around or fighting while you try and do a task has no appeal to me when I have to pay for that extra noise.


Oh, I agree with you on that. Either go with a base price or a subscription, but not both. That's just greedy.
 
2014-04-18 01:11:32 PM  

LesserEvil: It just seemed like a noisier version of the regular games - I enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim


it was a far, far lazier game than either of those. it was depressing to play, more than anything, because of how in every single bit of the game there was a small amount of creativity echoing from years ago that had been processed into the most generic, boring, and unimaginative gameplay i've ever seen in an mmo
 
2014-04-18 01:11:50 PM  

LesserEvil: ciderczar: LesserEvil: I'll never lament any "online" game that never came to be. I've grown to loathe them, at least the way they are delivered in big titles, like Elder Scrolls. Why the fark do I need to pay $60 for a game that I then have to pay a monthly fee to play?!? Screw that.

Lord Of The Rings: Online is free to play, unless you want cosmetic add-ons.

Yeah, I don't mind FTP - don't even mind purchasing a few goodies here and there, but I think it is utter nonsense to pay a base price, then have to subscribe.

I played Elder Scrolls Online during beta, and found no compelling reason to play it more. It just seemed like a noisier version of the regular games - I enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim, but the added noise or hundreds of other players standing, running around or fighting while you try and do a task has no appeal to me when I have to pay for that extra noise.


I'm a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls series and the beta left me feeling... bleh.  It was pretty, the quests had some nice stories but for all of the extra people it felt too empty.  Certainly not good enough for me to buy a subscription.
 
2014-04-18 01:12:17 PM  

LesserEvil: Yeah, I don't mind FTP - don't even mind purchasing a few goodies here and there, but I think it is utter nonsense to pay a base price, then have to subscribe.


If a F2P game is actually good and doesn't force you to purchase stuff in order to advance, I'll throw them a few dollars for their work. I've bought some gold on both the Spartacus game and World of Tanks. Haven't even used the gold for anything, just tossed them a few bucks as a thanks.
 
2014-04-18 01:17:38 PM  

DarkLancelot: LesserEvil: ciderczar: LesserEvil: I'll never lament any "online" game that never came to be. I've grown to loathe them, at least the way they are delivered in big titles, like Elder Scrolls. Why the fark do I need to pay $60 for a game that I then have to pay a monthly fee to play?!? Screw that.

Lord Of The Rings: Online is free to play, unless you want cosmetic add-ons.

Yeah, I don't mind FTP - don't even mind purchasing a few goodies here and there, but I think it is utter nonsense to pay a base price, then have to subscribe.

I played Elder Scrolls Online during beta, and found no compelling reason to play it more. It just seemed like a noisier version of the regular games - I enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim, but the added noise or hundreds of other players standing, running around or fighting while you try and do a task has no appeal to me when I have to pay for that extra noise.

I'm a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls series and the beta left me feeling... bleh.  It was pretty, the quests had some nice stories but for all of the extra people it felt too empty.  Certainly not good enough for me to buy a subscription.


Most people play TES series because it makes them feel like the hero. In Oblivion you were the Hero of Kvatch who was chosen by the gods (and the emperor) to save the realm. In Skyrim, you're the farking Dragonborn, the only person alive who can permanently kill dragons and Alduin.

In TES:Online, you're just another person surrounded by people. There's nothing special (i.e. unique) about you.
 
Ant
2014-04-18 01:30:56 PM  
There was a pirate game on the original Xbox called Pirates of the Caribbean that would've been a pretty good RPG if it hadn't been wrecked by Disney. Apparently the developer was developing it as Sea Dogs 2 and Disney came in, bought the rights, and tacked on a bunch of PotC junk. Someone should redo it properly.
 
2014-04-18 01:33:10 PM  

Mugato: GoldSpider: Mugato: Or another TIE Fighter?

A simple (no joystick-required), visually-stunning, and large-scale multiplayer update to TIE Fighter would get me back into gaming.

No joystick? How can you fly an X-Wing with no joystick/flightstick?


I always used joystick and mouse for the fine tuning.
 
Ant
2014-04-18 01:34:53 PM  

scottydoesntknow: DarkLancelot: LesserEvil: ciderczar: LesserEvil: I'll never lament any "online" game that never came to be. I've grown to loathe them, at least the way they are delivered in big titles, like Elder Scrolls. Why the fark do I need to pay $60 for a game that I then have to pay a monthly fee to play?!? Screw that.

Lord Of The Rings: Online is free to play, unless you want cosmetic add-ons.

Yeah, I don't mind FTP - don't even mind purchasing a few goodies here and there, but I think it is utter nonsense to pay a base price, then have to subscribe.

I played Elder Scrolls Online during beta, and found no compelling reason to play it more. It just seemed like a noisier version of the regular games - I enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim, but the added noise or hundreds of other players standing, running around or fighting while you try and do a task has no appeal to me when I have to pay for that extra noise.

I'm a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls series and the beta left me feeling... bleh.  It was pretty, the quests had some nice stories but for all of the extra people it felt too empty.  Certainly not good enough for me to buy a subscription.

Most people play TES series because it makes them feel like the hero. In Oblivion you were the Hero of Kvatch who was chosen by the gods (and the emperor) to save the realm. In Skyrim, you're the farking Dragonborn, the only person alive who can permanently kill dragons and Alduin.

In TES:Online, you're just another person surrounded by people. There's nothing special (i.e. unique) about you.


I really hope they're working on a non-MMO Elder Scrolls game
 
2014-04-18 01:38:42 PM  

Unicron74: I just want to know where the hell this game is... If it ever gets released, it will be a system seller for me.



/The Last Guardian FYI


Team ICO, the only guys that can build a game around them scrappy mechanics that everyone hates and make it legendary.
 
2014-04-18 01:45:24 PM  

Ant: scottydoesntknow: DarkLancelot: LesserEvil: ciderczar: LesserEvil: I'll never lament any "online" game that never came to be. I've grown to loathe them, at least the way they are delivered in big titles, like Elder Scrolls. Why the fark do I need to pay $60 for a game that I then have to pay a monthly fee to play?!? Screw that.

Lord Of The Rings: Online is free to play, unless you want cosmetic add-ons.

Yeah, I don't mind FTP - don't even mind purchasing a few goodies here and there, but I think it is utter nonsense to pay a base price, then have to subscribe.

I played Elder Scrolls Online during beta, and found no compelling reason to play it more. It just seemed like a noisier version of the regular games - I enjoyed Oblivion and Skyrim, but the added noise or hundreds of other players standing, running around or fighting while you try and do a task has no appeal to me when I have to pay for that extra noise.

I'm a huge fan of the Elder Scrolls series and the beta left me feeling... bleh.  It was pretty, the quests had some nice stories but for all of the extra people it felt too empty.  Certainly not good enough for me to buy a subscription.

Most people play TES series because it makes them feel like the hero. In Oblivion you were the Hero of Kvatch who was chosen by the gods (and the emperor) to save the realm. In Skyrim, you're the farking Dragonborn, the only person alive who can permanently kill dragons and Alduin.

In TES:Online, you're just another person surrounded by people. There's nothing special (i.e. unique) about you.

I really hope they're working on a non-MMO Elder Scrolls game


I'm sure Bethesda is.  The reason I think the MMO feels different is that it was Zenimax, the parent company making it and not Bethesda.  Of course the next Elder Scrolls will probably be after Fallout 4.
 
2014-04-18 01:47:15 PM  
Played the leaked version of Thrill Kill. It was a blast with 4 people.

A similar game was made using the same engine but all characters were replaced with Wu Tang members. It was a ton of fun.
 
2014-04-18 01:53:42 PM  
I'll always be sad that Amen: The awakening was canned.  IT was pretty interesting, and ambitionious.  Story was:

'On Christmas Eve 2032, "The Awakening" happens. Over 4 billion humans go on a murderous rampage. In the ensuring chaos, planes crash, cities burn and millions are dead. In order to stop the rampage of the "Afflicted" the European Resistance Organization is formed in Western Europe to create a "Safe-Zone" where those who are not contaminated with the disease can live in harmony"

Basically the crazies as a world ending event.  The thing about the game was everything was to be 'to scale' rather then the painted backdrops and such of FPS of the era.  If you could see something, it actually existed in game.  Toss in some stealth elements, and one heck of a website filled with ARG style marketing, and I was hyped for it.

Unfortunately, it was a bit too ambitious for the hardware of the day, and Cavedog's Total annihilation Kingdoms failed to light the world on fire, resulting in some financial issues.  The game, sadly, was canned, along with all the studios other projects, so they could work on Total Annihilation 2, which was barely int he design stage.  Studio closed shortly there after.

Another one was The Lost, a ps2 game.  It was suppose to be a modern retelling of Dantes Inferno, complete with modern analogs for the various circles of hell.  Story was about a mother who made a deal with the devil to enter hell and retrieve the soul of her daughter, who, while innocent, had been mistakenly sent to hell in a sort of celestial mix-up.

Game fell into dev hell, and was quietly canceled.  Code was eventually sold to some Indian developer, who put out a game based on it, but was really a fragment of the awesome that could have been.
 
2014-04-18 01:59:07 PM  

LesserEvil: I played this:

starwarsattacksquadrons.com

I don't know if they added controller support, but it was fun.


I might have to check that out tonight.  Thanks!
 
2014-04-18 02:26:10 PM  
Antimatter:

Another one was The Lost, a ps2 game.  It was suppose to be a modern retelling of Dantes Inferno, complete with modern analogs for the various circles of hell.  Story was about a mother who made a deal with the devil to enter hell and retrieve the soul of her daughter, who, while innocent, had been mistakenly sent to hell in a sort of celestial mix-up.

Game fell into dev hell, and was quietly canceled.  Code was eventually sold to some Indian developer, who put out a game based on it, but was really a fragment of the awesome that could have been.


Sounds better than this one(which should have been canceled)
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

There was some pretty cool level design but the gameplay was very, VERY watered down and most enemies could be killed with a specific two hit combo.  Boss fights were also boring to the point of tears.  I remember one where all you did was an air combo over and over again while the boss used a futile AOE attack that only hurt you on the ground.
 
2014-04-18 02:30:06 PM  
I want my Imagine megagames.

www.malditosnerds.com
www.malditosnerds.com
worldofstuart.excellentcontent.com
 
2014-04-18 03:18:31 PM  
Allow me to add Leisure Suit Larry 4: The Lost Floppies to the list.
 
2014-04-18 03:28:04 PM  

Fano: Unicron74: I just want to know where the hell this game is... If it ever gets released, it will be a system seller for me.



/The Last Guardian FYI

Team ICO, the only guys that can build a game around them scrappy mechanics that everyone hates and make it legendary.


If that game does end up coming out on PS4 I will gladly pick up a PS4 just for that game.

LOVED Shadow of the Colossus, need to play ICO.
 
2014-04-18 03:41:20 PM  

SeikaArashi: LOVED Shadow of the Colossus, need to play ICO.


Ico is one of the most beautiful games I have ever played, and the first one where I developed an emotional attachment to the characters.
 
2014-04-18 04:23:56 PM  

Banacek: If you think the Fallout MMO is cancelled then you're just silly.

/Elder Scrolls MMO is just the tech demo for Fallout...


The fallout mmo mentioned is from Interplay who Bethesda paid a huge sum of cash to in order to get the single player rights to fallout, with some sort of stipulation that if Interplay didn't get their mmo launched in X years the full single and mmo rights would defer to Bethesda (I know citation needed, I've seen some other reports but this is the one im choosing to believe).

It would be silly for Bethesda/Zenimax to run two different MMOs concurrently as essentially they would be competing against themselves for a target demographic, so unless ESO tanks and they want to take what they learned to a new arena it would seem unlikely for them to co-exist.

/that said lets get some fo4 already
 
2014-04-18 04:38:56 PM  
Aw man, sucks ass about Stalker 2.  Hadn't heard that was canceled.

One that didn't make the list:
img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-04-18 05:26:25 PM  

Grungehamster: They mention Mega Man Universe as the bigger deal than Mega Man Legends 3 (which is mentioned in passing)? That was a much tougher blow considering just how badly Capcom botched the PR and how they've never really denied the claim that it was to get back at Inafune for leaving to start his own company.

They didn't even release the Prototype Version (which by all accounts was nearly done and was highly polished) for a few bucks to test the waters on making a full version like they promised: the whole project was scrapped two months after the supposed release date of the Prototype (which they said was delayed and coming soon) and just abruptly announced the project was dead and there was no interest on their end of reviving the franchise. In fact, besides a fan game that they ended up releasing on the official Capcom website there hasn't been another Mega Man game in the three years since this all went down.


If someone put a MML3 on Kickstarter I wouldn't be able to help myself but to support it.
 
2014-04-18 05:47:47 PM  

hammer85: Grungehamster: They mention Mega Man Universe as the bigger deal than Mega Man Legends 3 (which is mentioned in passing)? That was a much tougher blow considering just how badly Capcom botched the PR and how they've never really denied the claim that it was to get back at Inafune for leaving to start his own company.

They didn't even release the Prototype Version (which by all accounts was nearly done and was highly polished) for a few bucks to test the waters on making a full version like they promised: the whole project was scrapped two months after the supposed release date of the Prototype (which they said was delayed and coming soon) and just abruptly announced the project was dead and there was no interest on their end of reviving the franchise. In fact, besides a fan game that they ended up releasing on the official Capcom website there hasn't been another Mega Man game in the three years since this all went down.

If someone put a MML3 on Kickstarter I wouldn't be able to help myself but to support it.


Capcom ain't gonna let someone use a copyrighted character lightly, ESPECIALLY not his creator since most people seem to agree there is bad blood between both parties. However, I have hopes that once Inafune finishes not!Mega Man Universe, he'll have enough success that the next project can be not!Mega Man Legends 3.
 
2014-04-18 05:50:00 PM  

Banacek: If you think the Fallout MMO is cancelled then you're just silly.

/Elder Scrolls MMO is just the tech demo for Fallout...


Their entire summary of the situation was pretty bad too, almost no relation to what really went on.

The gist of it is this: after they got exclusive rights to the Fallout franchise, Bethesda licensed Interplay to make a Fallout MMO.  That license had certain requirements, specifically that Interplay show progress at regular intervals and that they obtain a certain amount of funding for the project after a reasonably long period (24 months) along with commencing full scale development.  Interplay agreed, but as time went on all of Interplay's "progress" consisted of concept art released every 6 months or so and ZERO video clips or even screens from anything playable.  Bethesda only finally got any video from a supposed real prototype two months before the funding deadline, all 90 seconds of it, completed by another studio (Masthead) that Bethesda hadn't authorized to work on the project.

That obviously didn't make Bethesda to happy, so when the funding and commencement deadline rolled around they said "uh-uh, no" and tried to pull the plug on the project, claiming both that full commencement hadn't happened and that full funding hadn't been met.  Part of that was based on Interplay using the percentage cut they'd agreed to give Masthead in the figures they calculated for the full funding figure.  Interplay not only objected, they decided to double down and claim that the original Bethesda licensing agreement wasn't valid and that they still owned the rights to the Fallout franchise.

Things escalated from there, details mostly unimportant since the end result was that both parties agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice (can't be brought up again) under a sealed settlement, but Bethesda gained full exclusive rights to Fallout and paid Interplay $2 million, while Interplay stopped all work on Fallout Online and turned over everything - code, masters, all of it - for that and the original Fallout titles.


TL;DR: Fallout Online wasn't really cancelled so much as Interplay did some really sketchy things making it under license from Bethesda, and Bethesda decided they'd rather take back the license and have someone else do it, possibly themselves in-house.
 
2014-04-18 05:58:47 PM  

MmmmBacon: Interesting that so on a list of 50 cancelled games, that "World of Darkness" didn't make the cut. An MMORPG based upon the popular tabletop RPG "Vampire: The Masquerade", CCP (makers of EVE Online) actually bought up White Wolf Studios to get the rights to make this game, and languished over it for eight long years before killing it a week or so ago.

Considering the date this article came out, I figured it was the cancellation of WoD that triggered writing the article in the first place, but apparently not.


I had no idea that a Vampire game was in the works.  Probably best it was cancelled as I would have devoted far too much time and resources to playing it.  I am truly disappointed though.
 
2014-04-18 05:59:59 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Aw man, sucks ass about Stalker 2.  Hadn't heard that was canceled.

One that didn't make the list:
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It would probably have been a big pile of shiat.
 
2014-04-18 06:00:13 PM  

omahatattoo: Beerguy: [tagn.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]

Pretty good list except for this glaring omission.

I think you used the wrong image.
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came for this
leaving so disappointed
 
2014-04-18 06:00:48 PM  
I would play the living hell out of an updated Road Rash.

HA! I have the chain now, suckers! Watch out!
 
2014-04-18 06:09:00 PM  

GoldSpider: List fails without Freespace 3.


Well now you just bummed me out for the rest of the weekend.
 
2014-04-18 07:27:55 PM  
Anyone remember a game called Duality that was supposed to be released on the Mac back in the 90s?

i1114.photobucket.com


This is pretty much all I can find of it on Google. I remember it looked really cool for its time.
 
2014-04-18 09:36:37 PM  

Und Becks: Anyone remember a game called Duality that was supposed to be released on the Mac back in the 90s?

[i1114.photobucket.com image 380x386]


This is pretty much all I can find of it on Google. I remember it looked really cool for its time.


Was that the game Bungie was working on after Marathon? If so, I think it got canned after Microsoft snatched the studio for Halo.
 
2014-04-18 09:50:37 PM  

Mugato: GoldSpider: Mugato: No joystick? How can you fly an X-Wing with no joystick/flightstick?

I played the originals with mouse/keyboard.  Sooo much more precise!

Come to think of it, I haven't really seen a flight stick in any stores nowadays. I'm obviously not a gamer but I can't imagine playing TIE Fighter without a stick.

/only game I ever beat


How the hell did you make it past those damn escort missions?

/never got past those... or am I thinking of Xwing vs Tie Fighter?
 
2014-04-18 10:12:21 PM  

fang06554: Mugato: GoldSpider: Mugato: No joystick? How can you fly an X-Wing with no joystick/flightstick?

I played the originals with mouse/keyboard.  Sooo much more precise!

Come to think of it, I haven't really seen a flight stick in any stores nowadays. I'm obviously not a gamer but I can't imagine playing TIE Fighter without a stick.

/only game I ever beat

How the hell did you make it past those damn escort missions?

/never got past those... or am I thinking of Xwing vs Tie Fighter?


To be honest I don't remember, we're talking 1995 here. And I sucked at X-Wing vs TIE Fighter. But I got all the tattoos in TIE Fighter,
 
2014-04-18 11:02:50 PM  

parkerlewis: The Avengers game looks like a complete mess.


Agreed. While flying around as Iron Man in first person might be fun for a while, it'd get tedious as hell quickly. And why'd they change the Chitauri to the 'traditional' comic look? The game was supposed to be based on the movie and they divert from it?
 
2014-04-18 11:13:16 PM  

Crudbucket: [www.bubblews.com image 739x1080]


They just keep doing that to tease us. Kind of like a hooker who leaves before you come.
 
2014-04-18 11:30:39 PM  

scottydoesntknow: DarkParodius: This was the same conference where I shared a beer behind closed doors for the new Brothers in Arms and later listened to Randy Pitchford lie to my face about Aliens: Colonial Marines.

Speaking of the Alien franchise (and not speaking anything about that abortion they call Aliens: CM) anyone else cautiously optimistic about Alien: Isolation? Sounds like they learned from the mistakes and are making it a true survival/horror game. They've flat out said there's no weapons and fighting the lone alien will result in death. Sounds pretty interesting. I won't be pre-ordering it, but I will keep it on my radar for when reviews roll in.


I have high hopes for this game. The FPS games based on Aliens have been hit or miss. AVP and AVP2 were great but some of the others were awful. When I first read about Isolation my immediate reaction was "why has no one done this before now"? Given the popularity of survival horror games using Alien a inspiration seems like low hanging fruit.
 
2014-04-18 11:32:07 PM  
List fails without Star Trek: Secret of Vulcan Fury
 
2014-04-19 12:11:49 AM  

Saiga410: Glad and sad to see Stalker 2 listed.


Satanic_Hamster: Aw man, sucks ass about Stalker 2. Hadn't heard that was canceled.


Yeah, I was super sad to hear that the team was being disbanded, especially since all three of the Stalker games were so good.  They were even doing some pretty interesting things to build up to 2, like a contest where fans could suggest a side quest, and if you won they'd use the sidequest and name an NPC after you.

It's a damn shame though.  Stalker basically had the inventory system I'd always wanted - weight-based, grid style - along with the mostly non-linear map and open play style, plus a lot of depth too.  It's easy to spend hours and hours and hours exploring each of those games.  I was eager to explore more.  I'm glad the GSC guys are working on Survivarium, but an MMO is really not my speed.  Not sure I'll participate.  Plus I really want to know what the hell was going to happen with Strelok.

farbekrieg: It would be silly for Bethesda/Zenimax to run two different MMOs concurrently as essentially they would be competing against themselves for a target demographic, so unless ESO tanks and they want to take what they learned to a new arena it would seem unlikely for them to co-exist.


As much as the games overlap in terms of combat systems and even engines (you can load up Oblivion content in Fallout 3 or Fallout: New Vegas), there's still a difference when it comes to the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series.  If they played up the differences, emphasized the things you could do in the Fallout universe that just wouldn't fly in the sword-and-sorcery setting of Elder Scrolls, then the two MMOs could hit decidedly different markets.  Minimal overlap.

There are no shortage of people who like one series but not the other.  Myself, for example.  I just can't really get into most sword-and-sorcery style games for whatever reason, despite being a huge Magic: The Gathering player and even liking some examples of the genre (Diablo, Path of Exile).  ESO held little appeal for me before and after release.  A Fallout MMO on the other hand might break me of my years-long pledge to never pay monthly for a game.
 
2014-04-19 12:31:51 AM  
Might and Magic Online, by 3DO

Also, the original ad mockups for Portal Runner- "the touching story of a girl and her pussy".
 
2014-04-19 01:45:27 AM  
There was a computer version of Harpoon 4 in the works which could have been good.

IMHO there aren't enough good strategy turn-based games.
 
2014-04-19 05:31:38 AM  

Und Becks: Anyone remember a game called Duality that was supposed to be released on the Mac back in the 90s?

[i1114.photobucket.com image 380x386]


This is pretty much all I can find of it on Google. I remember it looked really cool for its time.


that looks like a low res version of a chrysalid from XCOM.

i131.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-19 05:40:01 AM  

GoldSpider: List fails without Freespace 3.


to be fair, it's a list of cancelled games. i don't think freespace 3 was ever in development. after fs2, volition was pretty much working on red faction and summoner. i heard that fs2 didn't really sell enough for the publisher to be clamoring for a sequel and they (interplay) went bankrupt like the next year anyway.
 
2014-04-19 12:50:05 PM  
what about games that were basically cancelled halfway through? Xenogears man... you'll never get to play that 2nd disc...
 
2014-04-19 08:01:04 PM  
I'm glad to see SG Worlds was on the list. The reasons it disappeared are because the 'developer' was a classic scam artist, never really set up a shop or was serious about building a game. He was familiar with the MMO Genre, so spit a bunch of shiat at some investors, then took the money and ran.

The story.
 
2014-04-19 09:32:06 PM  

Mugato: Come to think of it, I haven't really seen a flight stick in any stores nowadays. I'm obviously not a gamer but I can't imagine playing TIE Fighter without a stick.


Well there's not a lot of stores carrying much stock in PC software and peripherals anymore, beyond a few basic keyboards, mice, and maybe some cheap games. But there's at least a dozen "flight stick" type devices out there if you look at NewEgg or similar.
 
2014-04-19 09:34:47 PM  

AdamK: what about games that were basically cancelled halfway through? Xenogears man... you'll never get to play that 2nd disc...


To be honest, I own it and never got up to where I had to switch discs. As a kid, I only got up to/through the desert prison. I only wish I had the time to play it to completion. Between a full-time job, reviewing games, and preparing to move cross-country, I just don't have the time for an epic like Xenogears.
 
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