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DedValve May 2, 12
*deep inhale*

Halo, Bioshock, Borderlands, F.E.A.R., Resistance, Half-Life, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, Far Cry, Ghost Recon, Counter Strike, Rainbow Six, Deus Ex, GoldenEye, Perfect Dark, Portal, Metroid, and Unreal Tournament all say hi.

*deep exhale*

And those where just off the top of my head
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omnious May 2, 12
Ded_Valve portal isnt really an fps, its more of a puzzler thats in first person. ghost recon, counter strike, rainbow six all are quite similar, sure they all have unique things about then, but the general gist is all the same, UT is oldschool, there wasn't other things in the market when it got its fame and became a name just like call of duty, ... the others were fine examples
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oni_hero May 2, 12
The reason a lot of not established fps games fail is because a lot of gamers seem to be burnt out on the whole genre. We have our "must haves" but I find when I head to gamestop or what have you to buy a game, If I see something that is a fps, I tend to pass over it and keep looking for something like an rpg or s simulation game, hell even 3rd person or action adventure games. I will buy a hack and slash game before I buy a new fps now adays, it's just too much.

Too many developers are attempting to make the big bucks off fps love, but they think every fps is going to make big bucks like CoD, which it won't without the huge ravenous fan base.
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Abyss Raider May 2, 12
This is sad to hear, Timesplitters: Future Perfect was the most enjoyable FPS I ever had the joy of playing, that was, until Bioshock ripped that title away...

quote Ded Valve
*deep inhale*
And those where just off the top of my head
You sure it wasn't because you were running out of breath?
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DedValve May 2, 12
quote Abyss Raider
This is sad to hear, Timesplitters: Future Perfect was the most enjoyable FPS I ever had the joy of playing, that was, until Bioshock ripped that title away...

quote Ded Valve
*deep inhale*
And those where just off the top of my head
You sure it wasn't because you were running out of breath?
I haven't even played half those games but I recognize them from their massive popularity. Practically every game I mentioned has at least 1, and usually the entire series are smash success that made a lot of money. I honestly have no idea where he's coming from, just because they aren't breaking records doesn't mean they aren't making a ton of money.


That's like a billionaire calling a millionaire poor.
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EvilTediz597 May 2, 12
Coming from the guy who had a part in making GoldenEye and single-handedly revolutionized multiplayer in shooting games.

My gripe with Crysis 2's multiplayer was it was too much like CoD. I kinda had hopes that when I heard Free Radical was developing the multi for the game, that it would have a bit of their charm and grace in it.

Too many creative minds in the industry are being suppressed for market reasons. In a perfect world, Ellis and the team would reunite with Martin Hollis and sign on Chris Seavor and make something spectacular once again.
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Abyss Raider May 2, 12
Ded Valve Oh I agree one hundred percent with what you say, every single one of those games you mentioned are massive blockbusters. Not a single game one has failed in the money department (After proofreading that, it sounds like I'm coming off as sarcastic, but I assure you I am not.) Just saying that the fact we will never be able to see another Timesplitters game is very disappointing, if he's trying to blame his cancelling dev on T4 based off the fact that only CoD and Battlefield make good money in the FPS department... I mean, come on, Bioshock and Halo are Sci-Fi shooters, and they make a ton of money. Then you have Borderlands which has humor (a lot like Timesplitters.) So I don't understand where he's getting his facts from at all.

Also, meant Bioshock stole the "Best FPS" title from Timesplitters, also tried reading off all of your mentioned games in one breath, failed miserably..

Holy crap, also after reading your list, I take back my previous statement, Deus Ex was, still is, and always will be, my favorite FPS ever created, (only because I don't consider Thief an actual shooter...)
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