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Old 12-12-2006, 18:15:23   #1
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Cyanide games has made the full announcement for the computer official BB.

Supposed to come out 3rd Q of 2007.

They are the ones who made chaos league, got sued by GW, and somehow came out of it with a deal to make the BB game.

CL is great.

9 races will come with the initial release, they plan to add 7-9 more as add ons.

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Old 12-12-2006, 19:55:31   #3
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Cyanide games has made the full announcement for the computer official BB.

Supposed to come out 3rd Q of 2007.

They are the ones who made chaos league, got sued by GW, and somehow came out of it with a deal to make the BB game.

CL is great.

9 races will come with the initial release, they plan to add 7-9 more as add ons.
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Yeah I always liked chaos league, although it got a little samey after a while.


That said it was always amusing to watch my team smear the other all over the pitch.

What was that futuristic version of BB called that was on the old 8 bit systems?
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Great news. I did like CL too (and reviewed it for this site!) but a 'proper' BB game would be super.
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The fact that the same team made CL should help BB be a better game. With anyone else you'd be more concerend about it being a crappy cash-in.
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Old 13-12-2006, 11:34:40   #7
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That would be great. I enjoyed CL but got a computer really capable of playing it too late to play with everyone when it first appeared.

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Old 13-12-2006, 11:35:27   #8
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What was that futuristic version of BB called that was on the old 8 bit systems?
You don't mean Speedball do you? They are making a new version of that apparently.
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Old 13-12-2006, 16:53:11   #9
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thats the one, excellent game.
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speedball 2 on the amiga was one of the best games ever
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Old 14-12-2006, 16:46:54   #12
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I picked up the chaos league follow up, Sudden Death, not too long ago.

Adds a bunch of stuff to the game like trading players, new races, new traits, old age retirement, crippled/dead retirement, etc.
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Cyanide released a video of some early looks at the engine of the BB game recently:

http://www.jeuxvideo.tv/blood-bowl-video-42428.html

Which looks rather pretty. I think they also showed it at the GC07. Apparently release is more like Q1 2008 now though.

Also it will be appearing not only on PC but also on DS(?!)
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Old 15-09-2007, 10:46:49   #14
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hrm... blood bowl? i'll have to dust off my human team and finish painting them. though i think i'll end up playing mordheim using my Confrontation Alchemists of Dirz minis.


oh. wait. blood bowl... on the computer? where's the fun in that?
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http://uk.gamespot.com/psp/sports/bl...s&subj=6185960
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Besides the skills that are native to each race and player in Blood Bowl, you also control your team's finances, which must be managed wisely. A large part of your winnings from Blood Bowl matches will surely go toward the purchase of equipment, armor and other team assets like Cheerleaders and Apothecaries. Not to mention the experience your players earn as they play more matches (if they survive!), which will greatly improve the abilities of your cherished players. With many pieces of armor to choose from for every part of your players' bodies, each with a diverse assortment of characteristics, Blood Bowl allows so much customization for teams that YOUR team will be unlike all others, and you can set yourself apart during both solo and multiplayer games!

Blood Bowl is currently in development on PC, Xbox 360 as well as the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP handheld systems.
Sounds like a pretty faithful recreation of the table top game.

See also: http://www.bloodbowl-game.com/

Check out the screenshots. They look fucking awesome.
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Old 15-02-2008, 08:45:19   #16
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I'm happy for Cyanide, it's a small french editor and they're doing fine (they're ex ubisoft). They're trying a niche strategy (with cycling manager for example) but they could strike gold with this licence if it's well done.
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That looks good. I hope my machine can run it.
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Old 18-02-2008, 11:06:33   #18
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sweeeeet.
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Old 15-10-2008, 12:36:57   #19
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Preview reviews from a french computer show here. scroll down for translations.

http://www.cyanide-studio.com/forumB...c.php?f=4&t=24

Interesting points:

I hadn't appreciated that you can play it turn based or real time. Turn based is identical to board game you can play hotseat turn based as well.

You can set up a private league hosted on Cyanide servers which means we could have a CG league, or whatever. Could be fun.

ETA March '09, PC and various consoles.
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Cool.

As if i couldn't get more geeky i shall now admit something truly terrifying.

I have been playing the boardgame against myself on a java client designed for multiplay.



Ok i guess it gets worse. I made a league of 12 teams and played a full season with playoffs.



One more.

I wrote all the stats down too.



I DON'T CARE I ENJOYED MYSELF
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I actually downloaded that Java client but building the team looked too much like hard work.

Still very much looking forward to this though.
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It sounds like the latest rules (and the ones used in the game from LRB5) are fairly similar to the 3rd edition which is nice.
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yeah the LBR rules are all pretty similar to the game we knew. It's currently a really good game system imho, with a nice balance of risk/reward and luck/skill, and where various races and approaches are viable to succeed.
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Cool.

As if i couldn't get more geeky i shall now admit something truly terrifying.

I have been playing the boardgame against myself on a java client designed for multiplay.



Ok i guess it gets worse. I made a league of 12 teams and played a full season with playoffs.



One more.

I wrote all the stats down too.



I DON'T CARE I ENJOYED MYSELF
Oh my.

GEEK!

Kinda reminds me of when I wrote a program for the TRS-80 CC2 to simulate cricket matches. And then ran a whole series of test matches, keeping track of averages along the way.

At least I had the excuse that I was only 13.
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A CG league would be amazing.
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i actually own two half-painted blood bowl teams. the actual miniatures.
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I don't believe you can import them into the game.
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New website just went up. Lots of new screenies and details.

http://www.bloodbowl-game.com/index.php?rub=home

I'm actually pretty excited by the DS version too.
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I think my pc is going to struggle with this, but I am really due an upgrade anyway. Hmm.
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Available for digital download on 26th June. Boxed version available to order around that time.
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Was released early. Pre-ordered late last night and 5 minutes later go my download link. Downloaded in 20 mins, installed and managed to start a new campaign and play one half already

Very quick feedback:
Completely faithful to the newest version of the table top game
Graphics and animations seem good so far
Commentators were good (mainly seem to utter the NAF facts and Did You Know's from the old rule books)
Campaign mode is really comprehensive, allowing you to play lots of tournaments and develop your team just like the table top version.
Only niggles are that the english translation is still a little clumsy in places, and we only have 8 races on release. Undead and Dark Elves to follow very shortly.
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I might have to get this. Argh.
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oh one drawback. it's 40. which is a lot for a pc game.
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I am wondering whether my PC can handle it.
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My processor is the minimum spec, but my graphics card, RAM etc. all meet recommended so it should be ok.

I guess for turn based mode it's less important if it's a bit slow
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yeah. tbh i don't think i'll ever play the rts mode.
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I think I'll probably get it. Just need some time to play it!

People still up for a CG league?
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I am planning to get the game in a couple of weeks (when I might actually have some time to play) and would be interested in a CG league.
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How big was the install download? My connection isn't the fastest.
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Downloaded last night, installed and patched (already!) this morning. Haven't played yet but it did start.

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How big was the install download? My connection isn't the fastest.
small installer download of under a meg, then three zip file type thingies of about 500 meg.

Oh when I got redirected to the download page it was in French, if you add En to the end of the url it'll display in English. My url ended in:

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I've managed four games so far as Lizardmen. Playing the regular campaign.

1-0 1-0 2-1 in group and then 2-1 in semi-final. Now got dwarves in the final.

The casualty count has been brutal. I had a Saurus killed by a Thrown Rock before kick-off in my second game

But i now have an MA9 skink who is just ridiculous. I suspect he will run rings round the dwarves in the final.

Still can't see any flaws in the game at all. A very nice implementation.

BTW remember you get the manual and strat guide as part of the download. Well worth a read.

Oh and some very good advice here too:
http://www.cyanide-studio.com/forumB...forum.php?f=11
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Yeah, I need a printer so I can print the manual and strat guide off I think!
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I think I'll probably get it. Just need some time to play it!

People still up for a CG league?
Busiest perdiod of the year at work
Prolly haven't time till september
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That'd suit me. Got the wedding at the beginning of September and tons in between, would give everyone time to learn the game a bit (except you! HA!). Gives more people chance to get the game too and any patching issues fixed.

CG Blood Bowl League starting September?
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Reading the team strengths I still find myself inevitably drawn to the goody goody teams. (as K_G seems to still be drawn to the bad guys).

Might start with the humans, with a view to moving onto the more tricky Elves when I get the hang of things.
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