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THQ Nordic Obtains the Rights to the Adventure Title Outcast

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NicoleRenee00
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NicoleRenee00
Posted on 14 January 19 at 15:50
"Starting the year right," as THQ Nordic says

Please click here to read the story: THQ Nordic Obtains the Rights to the Adventure Title Outcast
BlackxRyan
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BlackxRyan
Posted on 14 January 19 at 15:52
Take the rights from 2K for WWE games too please.
Balnazzard
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Balnazzard
Posted on 14 January 19 at 15:58
Great news, atleast for the very few of us Outcast fans out there :D

If no-one had bought IP or the developers Appeal, then that would have been the final nail in the coffin for Outcast. I knew from the start that Second Contact was never going to be as successfull as to grant sequel on its own, some other bigger publisher than Big Ben had to take interest in it, for it to have any kind of future. So glad that atleast now there is somekind of chance of perhaps getting proper sequel for Outcast in the future, although the impresssion I get from this is that the original developers will no longer be involved in any way or form...so I just hope that whatever developer team would one day make sequel for Outcast would atleast know what the first game as all about and make it look and sound like Outcast, instead of making it to something else entirely.

Anyhow are there any people here in TA who actually played/bought Outcast Second Contact, especially those who never played the original? :D Just interested to know what you thought about the game and were you able to look past the outdated elements of it and just try to enjoy it as blast from the past?
NicoleRenee00
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NicoleRenee00
Posted on 14 January 19 at 16:17, Edited on 14 January 19 at 16:18 by NicoleRenee00
Balnazzard said:
Great news, atleast for the very few of us Outcast fans out there :D

If no-one had bought IP or the developers Appeal, then that would have been the final nail in the coffin for Outcast. I knew from the start that Second Contact was never going to be as successfull as to grant sequel on its own, some other bigger publisher than Big Ben had to take interest in it, for it to have any kind of future. So glad that atleast now there is somekind of chance of perhaps getting proper sequel for Outcast in the future, although the impresssion I get from this is that the original developers will no longer be involved in any way or form...so I just hope that whatever developer team would one day make sequel for Outcast would atleast know what the first game as all about and make it look and sound like Outcast, instead of making it to something else entirely.

Anyhow are there any people here in TA who actually played/bought Outcast Second Contact, especially those who never played the original? :D Just interested to know what you thought about the game and were you able to look past the outdated elements of it and just try to enjoy it as blast from the past?
There's a review from the staff, and I think a few people commented saying they played the original, and some that said they didn't. Might be worth checking out, though I think you've already seen it. laugh

Outcast - Second Contact Review
"This is all Joker's fault! What a tool he was! Now I have to spend all day computing Pi because he plugged in the overlord."
TheMaize
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TheMaize
Posted on 14 January 19 at 16:34
THQ - the Kings of unobtainable achievements and total lack of aftersalesupport.

Let's hope that a decent company picks up all the licenses after the future bankruptcy
SERPENT SUICIDE
Posted on 14 January 19 at 16:44
TheMaize said:
THQ - the Kings of unobtainable achievements and total lack of aftersalesupport.

Let's hope that a decent company picks up all the licenses after the future bankruptcy
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
ComboChrist
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ComboChrist
Posted on 14 January 19 at 17:21
New update coming soon - making achievements unobtainable.
TheMaize
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TheMaize
Posted on 14 January 19 at 17:24
ComboChrist said:
New update coming soon - making achievements unobtainable.
Thq don't do updates.
They can probably find a way to mess it up anyways though..
TrueAssassin86x
Posted on 14 January 19 at 18:04
Welp made it the 4th comment in before someone triggered the unobtainable achievement comments. Never fail me TA Community Never fail me. For now on who ever does news for THQ Nordic should just go ahead and add * insert unobtainable achievement comment * comment into the subhead line or in the news post itself. Every time i see a THQ Nordic news post i know someone will bring up unobtainable achievements.
Xbox 1, Ps4, Switch Gamer. Feel free to add me.
NO1KEV
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NO1KEV
Posted on 14 January 19 at 20:12
Well if thq gave a shit about their customers and fixing their broken games and achievements then I might give a shit about their games
SpudimusPrime89
Posted on 14 January 19 at 20:38
TrueAssassin86x said:
Welp made it the 4th comment in before someone triggered the unobtainable achievement comments. Never fail me TA Community Never fail me. For now on who ever does news for THQ Nordic should just go ahead and add * insert unobtainable achievement comment * comment into the subhead line or in the news post itself. Every time i see a THQ Nordic news post i know someone will bring up unobtainable achievements.
I swear people are slowly forgetting that people play games to have fun. Achievements aren't everything.
SweetArkhane
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SweetArkhane
Posted on 14 January 19 at 21:13
SpudimusPrime89 said:
TrueAssassin86x said:
Welp made it the 4th comment in before someone triggered the unobtainable achievement comments. Never fail me TA Community Never fail me. For now on who ever does news for THQ Nordic should just go ahead and add * insert unobtainable achievement comment * comment into the subhead line or in the news post itself. Every time i see a THQ Nordic news post i know someone will bring up unobtainable achievements.
I swear people are slowly forgetting that people play games to have fun. Achievements aren't everything.
You are on an achievement website x)
Emiinah
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Emiinah
Posted on 14 January 19 at 21:39
Never heard of Outcast before but it looks and sounds like a great game. Hope to play it in the future!
Made you look :P
Julz D 01
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Julz D 01
Posted on 14 January 19 at 21:46
I never could get this one to unlock

Outcast - Second ContactAshkar's request!The Ashkar's request! achievement in Outcast - Second Contact worth 109 pointsDefeat at least 20 soldiers in Motazaar for Ashkar.
keoskey
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keoskey
Posted on 15 January 19 at 00:51
get the rights to sleeping dogs so you can make Sleeping dogs 2 a reality
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Leo Ascendent
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Leo Ascendent
Posted on 15 January 19 at 02:28
SweetArkhane said:
SpudimusPrime89 said:
TrueAssassin86x said:
Welp made it the 4th comment in before someone triggered the unobtainable achievement comments. Never fail me TA Community Never fail me. For now on who ever does news for THQ Nordic should just go ahead and add * insert unobtainable achievement comment * comment into the subhead line or in the news post itself. Every time i see a THQ Nordic news post i know someone will bring up unobtainable achievements.
I swear people are slowly forgetting that people play games to have fun. Achievements aren't everything.
You are on an achievement website x)
I hate when I go to a porn site and see nothing but porn. Like what the hell, man? Not on my Christian computer!!

Really would love a KoA2
SpudimusPrime89
Posted on 15 January 19 at 03:00, Edited on 15 January 19 at 03:05 by SpudimusPrime89
SweetArkhane said:
SpudimusPrime89 said:
TrueAssassin86x said:
Welp made it the 4th comment in before someone triggered the unobtainable achievement comments. Never fail me TA Community Never fail me. For now on who ever does news for THQ Nordic should just go ahead and add * insert unobtainable achievement comment * comment into the subhead line or in the news post itself. Every time i see a THQ Nordic news post i know someone will bring up unobtainable achievements.
I swear people are slowly forgetting that people play games to have fun. Achievements aren't everything.
You are on an achievement website x)
Yes, I know. I enjoy getting achievements, too. My point still stands, though. They shouldn't be the end all, be all for a game.
The Globalizer
Posted on 15 January 19 at 03:10
SpudimusPrime89 said:
SweetArkhane said:
SpudimusPrime89 said:
TrueAssassin86x said:
Welp made it the 4th comment in before someone triggered the unobtainable achievement comments. Never fail me TA Community Never fail me. For now on who ever does news for THQ Nordic should just go ahead and add * insert unobtainable achievement comment * comment into the subhead line or in the news post itself. Every time i see a THQ Nordic news post i know someone will bring up unobtainable achievements.
I swear people are slowly forgetting that people play games to have fun. Achievements aren't everything.
You are on an achievement website x)
Yes, I know. I enjoy getting achievements, too. My point still stands, though. They shouldn't be the end all, be all for a game.
Sure, but game companies should fix their shit, too. I mean, we pay them, it shouldn't be on us to just get over it.
TheMaize
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TheMaize
Posted on 15 January 19 at 03:19
SpudimusPrime89 said:
SweetArkhane said:
SpudimusPrime89 said:
TrueAssassin86x said:
Welp made it the 4th comment in before someone triggered the unobtainable achievement comments. Never fail me TA Community Never fail me. For now on who ever does news for THQ Nordic should just go ahead and add * insert unobtainable achievement comment * comment into the subhead line or in the news post itself. Every time i see a THQ Nordic news post i know someone will bring up unobtainable achievements.
I swear people are slowly forgetting that people play games to have fun. Achievements aren't everything.
You are on an achievement website x)
Yes, I know. I enjoy getting achievements, too. My point still stands, though. They shouldn't be the end all, be all for a game.
It doesnt really matter if you consider it major or minor features. Repeatedly releasing broken products is lazy.

your point DO still stand. But its a silly one. Why would you as a consumer accept that you get less than what you paid for, and even talk down to people who voice their concern.
And do you only do this with videogames, or with all things in life? (the radio and the aircon in my new car doesnt work. But thats ok, because it wasnt why i bought a car...Should also have expected it, as the last 4 cars i had was the same brand, with the same flaws)

and add to that, broken achievements rarely come alone...they are usualy broken, because mechanics in the game are broken.....
SpudimusPrime89
Posted on 15 January 19 at 03:23
The Globalizer said:
SpudimusPrime89 said:
SweetArkhane said:
SpudimusPrime89 said:
TrueAssassin86x said:
Welp made it the 4th comment in before someone triggered the unobtainable achievement comments. Never fail me TA Community Never fail me. For now on who ever does news for THQ Nordic should just go ahead and add * insert unobtainable achievement comment * comment into the subhead line or in the news post itself. Every time i see a THQ Nordic news post i know someone will bring up unobtainable achievements.
I swear people are slowly forgetting that people play games to have fun. Achievements aren't everything.
You are on an achievement website x)
Yes, I know. I enjoy getting achievements, too. My point still stands, though. They shouldn't be the end all, be all for a game.
Sure, but game companies should fix their shit, too. I mean, we pay them, it shouldn't be on us to just get over it.
I'll admit, you got a point there.
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