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Posted: Dec 30th 2008 3:33PM (Unverified) said

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It was also alongside Blizzard's Starcraft 2. Yes, apparently SC2 is vaporware. Wired's article sounded more like "We want it now, and since we can't it's vaporware."

Posted: Dec 30th 2008 4:46PM Softserve said

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Yeah... This word is kind of like "beta". Places use it for everything now. Drama queens.

Posted: Dec 30th 2008 5:46PM (Unverified) said

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I've been extremely disappointed in Wired's end of the year gaming related lists. In the original version of this article, Wired claimed that Blizzard had set a 2008 release date for Starcraft 2. Anyone familiar with Blizzard's modus operandi would have known that immediately to be false.

Posted: Dec 30th 2008 8:34PM drypulse said

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from reading the first sentence i thought i was going to have to sigh and tell you how much you fail for not knowing of Hero's Journey.

you lucked out!

Posted: Dec 30th 2008 11:04PM Seraphina Brennan said

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The "huh" is more like, "Why does that deserve to be on the vaporware list." Certainly not the, "What is this game?" Hero's Journey looks too cool to forget about, especially as DragonRealms is still amazing.
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Posted: Dec 31st 2008 12:09AM (Unverified) said

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I think you might just have a different definition of vaporware than Wired. Because far as I can tell, Hero's Journey is in the exact same boat as Duke Nukem Forever. Of course it's still being worked on, of course it'll probably eventually come out. But it hasn't. So it gets on the list.

The Wired article even mentions all these points, including the use of the game's engine for SWTOR. They explain why Hero's Journey made the cut. Why is everyone getting defensive?

Posted: Dec 31st 2008 11:46AM (Unverified) said

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One definition of vaporware is that the product is obsolete on release. While I've always believed Hero's Journey was full of great ideas, I'm starting to think most of the good things about it will have been co-opted by other titles before it ever gets off the ground.

Posted: Jan 1st 2009 9:21PM (Unverified) said

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I'm a big simutronics fan but i'm starting to feel that HJ is just a tech demo for the Hero Engine, which is being used for The Old Republic. I think it'll be good to go someday but I'm guessing it'll be a few more years.

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