Section 8

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  1. Reoh

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    Has anybody heard of this? I came across a really nice looking cinematic which gives some clues to how the game "might" play. There's a beta sign up (north-american and european) currently showing on the website, not sure if its active or not. Will have to do some research onto this.

    The basics, it appears to be some sort of humans vs aliens sci-fi FPS game. Players have a powersuit a bit like Crysis in that it protects you, seems to have some sort of shield.

    Nice video at this link
    AusGamers Videos - Section 8 Cinematic Trailer - AusGamers.com




    Oh and here's the main website
    Join Section 8

    Wikipedia has a lot of info
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_8_(video_game)


    I just wish it had been section 9! ;)
     
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    Unreal Engine 3, that's certainly a great start :)
     
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    Some gameplay footage (singleplayer, I think)

    Section 8 Video Game, Exclusive Jump Around Gameplay | Game Trailers & Videos | GameTrailers.com


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    Bored Reoh dug up some gameplay on Youtube :)



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    And another, looks like these were recorded on consoles


    From what I have seen, you pick where you want to spawn and "drop in" from orbit on that location. There looked to be a few different handheld weapons, including pistols as a backup weapon. Your suits have some abilities, shielding you from damage, brief jump packs for super jumps, and a travel mode that lets you run around at great speed (and tackle people).
     
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    At work so can't watch the vids - but saw someone do a brief synopsis of the gameplay and called it very Tribes-like.... this can only be a good thing if they can pull it off!! :) And it's a really really cool name! :D
     
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    Expected "August"

    Pre-order and get shiny special armor!

    Section 8's Shiny Pre-Order Armor
     
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    Sector 8 - Fileplanet Beta

    For those that might be interested:
    Section 8 on FilePlanet

    How can you not love jumping out of a perfectly good transport at 15,000 ft and crashing into your combat zone?!:eek::twisted:
     
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    *mutters under breath US and Can only pay to beta*
     
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    I've always wanted to play a game where I could play as a MASH corporal whose antics involve finding the most creative way to get discharged from the army for being mentally unfit for service! Those gameplay vids don't seem to indicate this portion of the game at all ...

    /confused ...
     
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    Hypothetically speaking, would a person under NDA be able to say for instance, "SWEET! This game totally rocks!", or would that be against NDA? *cough* Sorry, something in my throat.
     
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    I loaded this game up this morning, I'm in the beta, I've been playing it all day - its a blast.

    If you take a mix of; Tribes + Halo + Battlefield 2 = Section 8. Now all of those games are classics, I'm not comparing the overall games but just the flavoring from each.

    I have some pro's and con's, but there is an NDA and will withhold them, but its a lot of fun.
     
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    Yeah I'm really enjoying it too. And for once I'm not doing too bad. Seem to end up in the top 3 most games.
     
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    Glad to hear its going well but yes, that NDA must be respected, unfortunately! :p
     
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    A lot of NDAs don't even let you discuss that you are in the beta. Since this is an open public forum I'd check that out before saying anything further ...
     
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    Now this looks HOT!


     
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    Ahhh you can call in stuff too, like turrets.
     
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    Looks awsome hey, reminds me a bit like low gravity HalfLife 2 Deathmatch, but on steroids.......
     
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    BURNING IN!
     
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    Yep, I'm definitely buying it. :)
     
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