My thoughts exactly. It's the best survival game I've played in years.
^^ All of the above. This article reads so much like a paid puff piece. Now I'm off to go and play Black Desert :)
Been playing BDO as well. After trying it out in the CBT2, I was convinced enough to pre-order. Nice game, and at the least it's enough to keep me going til Legion and hopefully beyond.
I'm really impressed. I was hyped to try it because the combat looked fantastic, but i've found myself spending more than half my time toying with the trade system.
Not because combat isn't awesome, it is. It's just the trading system is like some kind of cool Civ/Settlers minigame thrown in to the map screen. 2 games for the price of 1! :)
Can't wait for PvP and seiges. Hoping for some of those Lineage 2 feels i had ~15 years ago.
As the widget says, there's still some time left to enter. Once the competition closes we'll send out the codes, so watch your inboxes. If nothing shows up, better luck next time!
Have you noticed that according to the widget timer the Beta key giveaway ends at approx 11pm on the 18th. That's 15 hours AFTER the beta actually starts. Just thought you should know :)
The article at http://www.pcgamesn.com/black-desert-online/black-desert-online-beta-giveaway-win-one-of-500-keys-for-the-mmo-s-closed-beta still shows time left on the beta key giveaway. How do we know if they are all gone or if the the giveaway is complete?
They already did last week...
Hate to say it, and I know we all like to hate companies and defend the little man, but Atari may have a case here. When you create something for a company such as Atari (i.e. Tempest 2000), it is the company that normally retains all rights to that product, and not the employee. TxK is clearly a clone of Tempest 2000 owned by Atari. The little man is not always in the right. I love Jeff Minter though, so I also can't help but feel for him.
On the other hand, "spiritual successor to old classic by the original devs" is not exactly an uncommon thing in this industry, and clearly there's been quite a few Tempest-inspired games over the years. Atari are also making a few very dubious claims here.
I find it strange that they didn't just offer him some kind of deal instead. I mean, if they simply offered him the use of the name Tempest in return for some cash/percentage, they'd gain a bunch of brand awareness and some money.
Would probably be useful when they make their own Tempest-game (which would most likely be a first person survival MMO with racing elements and construction, if their other recent relaunches of classic IP is anything to go by. also, free to play)