3D Realms new Website and Anthology Pack

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3D Realms new Website and Anthology Pack

Post by gerstrong » Fri Oct 24, 2014 19:39

https://3drealms.com

They got a new Website and seem to sell a big package of good old classics.

For those interested I thought to point that out. Keen 1-5 are there as well in this package.

Dreams and 6 seem to be missing. Too bad...
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Post by Levack » Fri Oct 24, 2014 20:42

Anybody save the "A look back at Commander Keen" section?
wiivn wrote:Here's how the new 3D Realms website will look like:

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And... what do you know! Keen 6!
He was not far off except for keen 6. :(

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Post by Keening_Product » Sat Oct 25, 2014 15:34

Blargh, whoever is in charge of putting together/approving this site is a bit derpy - they've used K6 art for Vorticons: https://3drealms.com/catalog/commander- ... ticons_12/

Edit: wiivn has already pointed this out in another thread, but still relevant here.
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Post by gerstrong » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:37

Well for missing those details it shows how much love they have for keen games...
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Post by Nospike » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:12

Personally I wouldn't blame them for using K6 art for Vorticons. They needed something, and Vorticons never had any sort of box art at all as far as I know.
It just might be done someday. The chance is always there.

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Post by Keening_Product » Sun Oct 26, 2014 15:36

Nospike wrote:Personally I wouldn't blame them for using K6 art for Vorticons. They needed something, and Vorticons never had any sort of box art at all as far as I know.
I agree with you to some extent - yes, it's a more gripping image than a Vorticons screenshot, maybe, but there was some perfectly acceptable in-game art to chose from, and if the new promo logo-with-characters graphic wiivn posted is anything to go by the group isn't afraid to draw Keen again. (Even if that IS GBC-style Keen.)
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Post by Benvolio » Sun Oct 26, 2014 21:08

Keening_Product wrote:it's a more gripping image than a Vorticons screenshot
The most exciting day of my life was the one when I saw a screenshot of Keen1 on a floppy disk I was holding in my hand. It was all about to happen.

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Post by Keening_Product » Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:08

Heh, I get what you mean. I was coming from the perspective of the garghouse modern teen who is less likely to shell out for a 1991-looking game.
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Post by Lunick » Mon Oct 27, 2014 13:53

Hendricks posted about the issue and according to Fred, it is nitpicking down to the extreme :disguised http://forums.3drealms.com/vb/showpost. ... ostcount=7
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Post by Commander Spleen » Mon Oct 27, 2014 14:35

Hendricks266 wrote:I've always heard it described as attention to detail. Is it not the "functionality and purpose" of the website to properly represent the games you're selling?
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Post by Plasma Captain » Mon Oct 27, 2014 16:09

Uh? Using box art from a game that they apparently don't even have the rights to sell hardly seems like a trivial concern. Silly answer...

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Post by Roobar » Mon Oct 27, 2014 19:57

I don't blame them. I think they were in a hurry with a deadline to turn this website on and they didn't had enough time to make new art for Keen, especially considering how small their team is. So they used the available hi-res Keen 6 art instead. Coming to think of, I don't really mind now. It's cool to see the Keen 6 art in an official website even though it's not Keen 6. It blends well. Might even give them more sales for those who don't know the differences, but like the art. So yeah. 😂

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Post by Keening_Product » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:56

wiivn wrote:Might even give them more sales for those who don't know the differences
I hope they're not upset by finding no bloogs in the games they paid for.
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Post by Roobar » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:15

LGR made a brief review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxCDCTZ-RJI

And Joe Siegler posted there:

"Great review. I worked at Apogee/3DR for almost every single one of these releases in some way. Glad to see it resurrected, and glad to see some love out there. Danke!"

"Thing is, I myself always wanted this anthology to come out - even going back to the old days. We never could get it done back then, I'm glad to see it finally happen!"

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Post by jayo » Sat Nov 22, 2014 23:52

Wow, this looks very tempting! I already have Keen 1-6 and a few of those games, but wouldn't mind getting this collection. I'll consider it...

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