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« on: August 20, 2008, 06:20:28 PM »

Can't yet find a proper link for it yet, but I'm seeing this from QT3 (http://www.quartertothree.com/game-talk/showthread.php?t=35999&page=2):
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Couldn't decide if this needed it's own thread or not, but Fantasy Flight just announced that Tide of Iron (and Wings of War) will be ported to Xbox Live and PSN next year. Big Rooster is handling the coding, and I hope this is a sign that more of their games will hit the consoles.

Here's some proper info:

http://fortressat.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=580&Itemid=365
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2008, 06:47:54 PM »

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excellent!  both are great games!
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2008, 06:50:47 PM »

I love that this trend of bringing board games to XBLA is continuing.  Interesting to see it starting on PSN, too.

Not sure if Wings of War will translate as well, though.  Part of the joy is moving the little pieces.  I feel like it might feel bogged down on a console.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 02:32:46 AM »

*cough*http://www.gamingtrend.com/News/news.php?NewsID=12300*cough*
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008, 04:00:26 AM »

Quote from: Graham on August 21, 2008, 02:32:46 AM

*cough*http://www.gamingtrend.com/News/news.php?NewsID=12300*cough*

You should get that cough checked out.

Great news, I almost certainly will grab Wings of War when it eventually releases. smile
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008, 04:19:52 AM »

Ah hell, and I just bought Wings of War, and I've had Tide of Iron for a while now.

Still, good to see it's coming in a place where it's much easier for me to find other players.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008, 05:04:36 AM »

wow great news! i love ffg but ive never tried these two - wings of war might be neat to check out (this is the one with the miniature planes and such ya? upgraded with more planes along the way, as well as more "moves"?)

tide of iron wasnt really my cup of tea, but its a pretty substantial game with a heavy ruleset - so im excited to see that come to live/psn.  these "party" games have been great (love the idea of catan and ticket) but it will be GREAT if some of the ones like this succeed - id like to see more boardgames like this on the consoles

that said - i wonder why tide of iron got the nod? its not like ffg is lacking for huge hit games, some even with video game roots.  is tide of iron a bigger game than i realize?
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2008, 05:24:47 AM »

It was pretty successful, enough to spawn 1 released expansion, and another being developed.  It's also a game that's pretty well suited for digitizing, as it's a game with significant setup and tear down time, along with tracking all sorts of things like suppression markers.  So, making it a video game that handles all that can really speed up the game.

I was hoping they'd bring Twilight Imperium to consoles.

Say, these were coming to PSN too right, or just XBL?
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008, 05:28:57 AM »

Quote from: Turtle on August 21, 2008, 05:24:47 AM

Say, these were coming to PSN too right, or just XBL?

the second link in the OP mentions both XBL and PSN.
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008, 05:43:00 AM »

Sweet, my boardgame buddy moved a few states over and only has a PS3, this should allow us to continue playing for a bit.
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2008, 01:35:56 PM »

I played Tide of Iron once with Snow and loved it.  I thought the rules were the closest I've ever come to a board game version of the old microsoft "Close Combat" series.  Really, really fun.

And Twilight Imperium on XBLA?  Sheesh, I'd be begging you guys to play every night.   icon_wink
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2008, 03:12:35 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on August 21, 2008, 01:35:56 PM

I played Tide of Iron once with Snow and loved it.  I thought the rules were the closest I've ever come to a board game version of the old microsoft "Close Combat" series.  Really, really fun.

And Twilight Imperium on XBLA?  Sheesh, I'd be begging you guys to play every night.   icon_wink

IIRC, Close Combat itself was based on Squad Leader (or ASL).
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2008, 03:29:41 PM »

Wow, gaming comes full circle!   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2008, 04:48:51 PM »

I hope they put in a replay feature in to Wings so at the end of a match we can watch the dogfight play out.  that would make it almost perfect.

I'm wondering how they're going to handle the optionial rules in Wings.  So many rules (Altitude, Skills, Some Special Moves, Barrage Balloons, flak/ground file) were completely optional.  You could add in what you wanted as people got more comfortable.

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/wingsofwarsupport.html

This page links to all the rule books (be aware, Dawn of War is WWII flight combat and is a slightly different system)
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