Natural Selection 2 News Update - NS2 coming to Steam!



  • ConfusedConfused Wait. What? Join Date: 2003-01-28 Member: 12904Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Subnautica Playtester

    As a steam fanboy I can happily say that this is awesome.

    Also, now that I have had a beer and dinner that life is pretty good.
  • ctdctd Join Date: 2009-06-01 Member: 67611Members
    Best news ever. Will pre-order SE later today.
  • babyheadcrabbabyheadcrab Join Date: 2003-12-28 Member: 24825Members, Constellation
    Finally ordered my special edition. This was my one hangup and I'm really glad it's finally resolved. Cheers Charlie and gang, can't wait to play.
  • locallyunscenelocallyunscene Feeder of Trolls Join Date: 2002-12-25 Member: 11528Members, Constellation
    <!--quoteo(post=1756566:date=Mar 2 2010, 07:02 PM:name=IeptBarakat)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (IeptBarakat @ Mar 2 2010, 07:02 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756566"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec--><img src="" border="0" class="linked-image" />


    Sry. I had flashbacks.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    The best part of that game was when I got strong enough to one hit those stupid beasts.
  • stickybootstickyboot Join Date: 2004-01-29 Member: 25711Members, Constellation
    Sweet! Looking forward to see it in my steam list.
  • FlipsterFlipster Join Date: 2009-02-18 Member: 66469Members
    When is the alpha going to be available and will the alpha be multiplayer?
  • schkorpioschkorpio I can mspaint Join Date: 2003-05-23 Member: 16635Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1756595:date=Mar 3 2010, 11:18 AM:name=locallyunscene)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (locallyunscene @ Mar 3 2010, 11:18 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756595"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->The best part of that game was when I got strong enough to one hit those stupid beasts.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    are those things cliff racers??? ARGHHH!!!! atleast they couldnt spike us :)

    ALSO : would be nice to have one thread someone does cry about the "ANGLE OF THE GUN" or " THE THING LOOKS DIFFERENT" .....
  • ZekZek Join Date: 2002-11-10 Member: 7962Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    Is this the first confirmation of the return of the health bar?
  • SirotSirot Join Date: 2006-12-03 Member: 58851Members
    This is a great success! : D
  • linfosomalinfosoma Join Date: 2009-05-28 Member: 67523Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1756609:date=Mar 2 2010, 11:17 PM:name=schkorpio)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (schkorpio @ Mar 2 2010, 11:17 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756609"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->ALSO : would be nice to have one thread someone does cry about the "ANGLE OF THE GUN" or " THE THING LOOKS DIFFERENT" .....<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    That's like like asking Potatoes to an Apple tree. Also, awesome news!
  • cerberus414cerberus414 Join Date: 2005-05-07 Member: 51098Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow
    edited March 2010
    <!--quoteo(post=1756577:date=Mar 2 2010, 07:20 PM:name=FocusedWolf)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (FocusedWolf @ Mar 2 2010, 07:20 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756577"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Ok same as before. But You did say "access to the alpha OR beta", so if you get the black armor one you only get access to the alpha (not alpha and beta?) And standard edition only gets access to the beta (not alpha?) :D

    Think you meant to say:

    Black armor = Alpha ^ Beta ^ tools ^ full game
    Green armor = ~Alpha ^ Beta ^ tools ^ full game :P<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    you forgot semicolons =p
  • -Diesel--Diesel- Join Date: 2009-09-13 Member: 68769Members
    What happened to all the nice looking pistol concepts?

    This one looks like some kinda tool instead of a pistol...
  • glimmermanglimmerman Join Date: 2004-04-29 Member: 28300Members, Constellation
    *checks email*

    Where is my engine test email???????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KarrdeKarrde Join Date: 2003-05-13 Member: 16264Members
    Good to hear. On the subject of Pink armor, I'd totally take that :P
  • steppin'razorsteppin'razor Join Date: 2008-09-18 Member: 65033Members, Constellation
    Congrats on the steam guys, should help preorders
  • noncomposmentisnoncomposmentis Join Date: 2004-11-13 Member: 32773Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1756611:date=Mar 2 2010, 07:35 PM:name=Zek)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Zek @ Mar 2 2010, 07:35 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756611"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Is this the first confirmation of the return of the health bar?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I think it was said to be just a temporary bar but I don't remember where the quote was, thought it was in the pre-alpha video thread. Honestly I hope that's not the health indicator. It could be much clearer.
  • NeoSniperNeoSniper Join Date: 2005-06-02 Member: 52976Members
    edited March 2010
    <!--quoteo(post=1756558:date=Mar 2 2010, 06:51 PM:name=xposed-)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (xposed- @ Mar 2 2010, 06:51 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756558"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Brilliant. I pre-ordered as soon as they were available, however I still very much did want complete Steam integration.

    Well done devs. Keep up the great work.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->Same here. A happy day for me. Plus I hope this boosts pre-orders some more. Stats?

    <!--quoteo(post=1756578:date=Mar 2 2010, 07:22 PM:name=IeptBarakat)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (IeptBarakat @ Mar 2 2010, 07:22 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756578"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->FocusedWolf stop harassing the admins.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->I love this community! Seems like always someone replies the thing I want to say.

    Still, I like to post a go YEAH!!!

    Integration of steam is great news. I really look forward to playing NS2 and getting my steam friends curious about the game.
  • SidSid Corwid of the Free Join Date: 2003-01-28 Member: 12903Members, Constellation
    Ohmigawd, ohmigawd, ohmigawd!!~

    So close I can almost taste it!

    Loving the pistol model, by the way. <3
  • FocusedWolfFocusedWolf Join Date: 2005-01-09 Member: 34258Members
    edited March 2010
    <!--quoteo(post=1756622:date=Mar 2 2010, 11:15 PM:name=-Diesel-)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (-Diesel- @ Mar 2 2010, 11:15 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756622"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->What happened to all the nice looking pistol concepts?

    This one looks like some kinda tool instead of a pistol...<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    <!--quoteo(post=1756518:date=Mar 2 2010, 05:46 PM:name=locallyunscene)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (locallyunscene @ Mar 2 2010, 05:46 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756518"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->But I'm not a fan of that pistol. It's the wrong kind of chunky, like it's unwieldy.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Your right, and what's worse is i remember when we had a thread on the forums where people voted over various concept art drawings and, if i remember correctly, the winner by a landslide was a giant no-nonsense/non-digital pistol that looked like a Desert Eagle (needless to say people were probably hoping that function would follow form forcing the devs to give us a magnum for a sidearm).

    At best i'd say this gun reminds me of a luger due to the appearance of the "toggle joint" that probably gets pulled during the loading animation <a href="" target="_blank"></a> Nazi marines?.

    Yuck the front sight is a sharpened blade... that is a definite turnoff imho. Never noticed it before but now it catches my attention every time. Should of been rounded off like every other pistol in existence has, mostly so it doesn't get snagged on clothing when you draw your weapon.

    Well it doesn't matter. Custom model replacements and problem solved.
  • steppin'razorsteppin'razor Join Date: 2008-09-18 Member: 65033Members, Constellation
    Almost makes you wish C4K3 wasn't banned, so we could at least see him try and spin this into something negative.
  • DeadzoneDeadzone Join Date: 2003-07-03 Member: 17911Members, Reinforced - Shadow
    <!--quoteo(post=1756534:date=Mar 2 2010, 06:08 PM:name=Zeno)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Zeno @ Mar 2 2010, 06:08 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756534"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->So i can transport my key into steam but do i have to? I hope its a legit question since NS2 is using Steamworks.
    And if no, then even more importantly: after i registered my key in Steam, can i ever play a non-steam version after that?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    I'm curious about this as well. I'm sure the devs wouldn't intentionally force someone to play in steam after activating the game there, but it'd be cool to have confirmation.

    /on topic
    Congrats for hitting Steam! I would have played the game with or without Steam, but I'm happy I'll be able to integrate it into my friends list and get the overlay etc etc. Hope NS2 stays at the top of the "best sellers" list for a month!
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  • MaviMavi Join Date: 2010-03-02 Member: 70803Members
    This is really awesome news :) I bought it because I trusted in you that you'll get the alpha keys on Steam :)
  • DelphicDelphic Join Date: 2006-11-02 Member: 58262Members

    Lerks everywhere, arrrgggh.
  • sportysporty Join Date: 2003-06-29 Member: 17782Members
    I'm interested in the answer to Zeno's question as well.

    Does this mean that Valve now takes a hefty cut off those pre-orders? I placed that order to fully support UWE, the creators of the unmatched NS1, and not to fill the pockets of a company with such ill repute.
  • XiphiasXiphias Join Date: 2004-08-04 Member: 30352Members, Constellation
    Please do not release alpha until after march 11.

    That's the day i hand in my master thesis!
    March 12. i'll be <cough>drunk</cough>, but that's never prevented me from playing ns =)
  • Mr. EpicMr. Epic Join Date: 2003-08-01 Member: 18660Members, Constellation
    <!--quoteo(post=1756671:date=Mar 3 2010, 02:53 AM:name=Xiphias)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Xiphias @ Mar 3 2010, 02:53 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756671"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Please do not release alpha until after march 11.

    That's the day i hand in my master thesis!
    March 12. i'll be <cough>drunk</cough>, but that's never prevented me from playing ns =)<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    its also the day for the new halflife announcement. Good timing!
  • TheGivingTreeTheGivingTree Join Date: 2003-01-09 Member: 12070Members
    edited March 2010
    Awesome, you guys deserve it, for creating one of the best online games, with such a small team. Being on steam will help immensely and with all the positive reviews and ratings, NS2 will take off.

    P.S. that pistol is bad ass I can't wait to down some aliens with it.
  • KwilKwil Join Date: 2003-07-06 Member: 17963Members
    <!--quoteo(post=1756559:date=Mar 2 2010, 04:52 PM:name=Nossah)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Nossah @ Mar 2 2010, 04:52 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1756559"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->That's what i thought aswell but it has 10 in the alpha footage aswell.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
    I'm betting 13 rounds. 12 for the aliens, and one for when you find yourself in a situation like the poor bugger in this screen shot.
  • azzwacb9001azzwacb9001 Join Date: 2008-11-14 Member: 65445Members, Constellation
    So, we can use the steam on the futures of the game play?
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