Battle Of Some Big Ingame Corporations

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Poll made based on thread here.
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  • X_StickmanX_Stickman Not good enough for a custom title. Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-04-15 Member: 15533Posts: 3,567 Advanced user
    Gotta be Black Mesa because they have the G-Man. Or the G-Man has Black Mesa. Either way, he's there, and he rocks. You can't kill him, even by cheating. He's immortal.
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  • Ice-PhoenixIce-Phoenix Members Join Date: 2004-09-18 Member: 31775Posts: 167
    yea i agree with stickman, Gordon would deffinately left standing after a large battle . No doubt biggrin-fix.gif
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  • SgtFurySgtFury Members Join Date: 2003-02-07 Member: 13219Posts: 127
    Its gotta be Black Mesa in my opinion, since if there was a big battle between them all, every other company would go into the battle and get killed. The Black Mesa employees would all hide at the first opportunity and Barny would take over after everyone got killed, since he was hiding in a dumpster somewhere. biggrin-fix.gif
  • SoulSkorpionSoulSkorpion Members Join Date: 2002-04-12 Member: 423Posts: 4,417 Advanced user
    Out of those, I've only played Doom and Half-Life. And out of the UAC and Black Mesa, well, at least Black Mesa engineered their catastrophe.
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  • CronosCronos Members Join Date: 2002-10-18 Member: 1542Posts: 1,823
    I'll have to go with Tri-Optimum here.

    Not only could they afford massive space stations they could also afford to build interstellar starships AFTER an economic collapse.

    In addition, their business influence extends AT LEAST as far as Saturns moon Titan and because of the Von Braun I'd guess they probably extend at least across the entire solar system and were looking to expand having filled their niches in the solar system.

    In fact, they were so big they sent Edward Diego's son (who hated everything Tri-Optimum) to escort the Von-Braun in the UNN Destroyer (The Rickenbacker) just so they could be sure that Tri-Op would be kept under control.

    Not only that but Tri-Optimum's monopoly makes Microsoft look like a one man softball match. They own EVERYTHING. From heavy industry to board games to medical equipment right down to foodstuffs. Heck they even have their own Propaganda and private armies with cybernetic enhancements.

    I'd say no ones got nothin' on Tri-Op. The UAC only extends as far as mars (from what I can tell of Doom 3) and Black Mesa was only a single research facility.

    Tri-Op Wins.
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  • ThansalThansal The New Scum Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-08-22 Member: 1215Posts: 10,571 Advanced user
    TriOp

    They have the cyber boy working for them

    he managed to take down Shodan, take down the genetic mutate thingy, and then take down shodan AGAIN.

    this guy is just way to friken badarsed.
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  • SnidelySnidely Members Join Date: 2003-02-04 Member: 13098Posts: 3,893
    edited September 2004
    Tri-Op wins, and SHODAN beats G-Man.
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  • RPG_JssmfulhudRPG_Jssmfulhud Members Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4006Posts: 3,412
    Tri-Optimum wins, no doubt about that. Just look at their weaponry, including battle mechs and lastly, AIs. smile-fix.gif
  • TheWizardTheWizard Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10553Posts: 1,646 Advanced user
    As I work for a company that one of these 'fictional' companies was based on. My opinion is slightly skewed.

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  • DaedalusDaedalus Members Join Date: 2003-04-02 Member: 15152Posts: 219
    I don't think Black Mesa is a valid option, because they technically did nothing wrong. It was the government that were the bad guys really wasn't it?

    Anyway, I chose UAC. Anybody that can open a portal to hell gets my vote.
  • esunaesuna Rock Bottom Members, Constellation Join Date: 2003-04-03 Member: 15175Posts: 5,576 Fully active user
    edited September 2004
    I'm with UAC on this one. Not only have they constructed several useful pieces of technology, they've also created the most badass weaponry. Give me the BFG over any of that lame crap that Gordon carries.


    And so what? Gordon killed a giant floating baby, wow, good for you, the Doom marine layed down some RIP AND TEAR on the cyberdemon, definately the biggest and baddest of the two. smile-fix.gif


    EDIT: As for some point someone made in the last thread regarding the Doom marine needing to carry the flashlight, incase you've not guessed, generally light doesn't shine from nowhere, and 9 times out of 10, you'll have to carry the flashlight. Also, anyone else notice that the HEV suit doesn't actually have a flashlight at all. Must be those nanites.....
  • moultanomoultano Creator of ns_shiva. Members, NS1 Playtester, Contributor, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Gold, NS2 Community Developer, Pistachionauts Join Date: 2002-12-14 Member: 10806Posts: 4,219 Advanced user
    edited September 2004
    I'm curious as to why Weyland Corp has EVE in parenthesis. Is some acronym for the alien series that I'm not familiar with?

    I voted TriOptimum for the reasons already listed. They control a larger percentage of the GDP in their setting than the other corporations combined.
  • LikuLiku I, am the Somberlain. Members Join Date: 2003-01-10 Member: 12128Posts: 10,075
    QUOTE (esuna @ Sep 24 2004, 06:33 AM)
    And so what? Gordon killed a giant floating baby, wow, good for you, the Doom marine layed down some RIP AND TEAR on the cyberdemon, definately the biggest and baddest of the two. smile-fix.gif

    Umbrella has Tyrant, Berkin, Nemesis, Alexia, and the Queen. Any could take on a **** Cyber Demon.

    I feel like such a nerd in this thread, it rules.
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  • TestamentTestament Members Join Date: 2002-11-02 Member: 4037Posts: 2,924
    Does Tri-Op have orbital bombardment?

    If so, Zombies, Demons, nothing could stand up to that.
  • torquetorque Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Join Date: 2003-08-20 Member: 20035Posts: 862 Advanced user
    edited September 2004
    Ice-Phoenix: G-man isn't Gordon. ^^;

    I think I'd have to go ahead and vote for Umbrella. Not just that I'm a big Biohazard fan, but I think as far as "the company I'd be more worried about if they actually existed" instead of UAC. Not really sure why, I guess it's just *somewhat* more plausible to me. tounge.gif

    I don't know EVE or System Shock so can't say... as for Black Mesa, I think same statement as above applies.

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  • RellixRellix Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-02-15 Member: 13572Posts: 2,285 Fully active user
    edited September 2004
    Tri-Op since they created SHODAN who took there FTL drive which alters the space around the ship to allow it to travel faster than light and just plane used it to manipulate the ship into something she preferd more.

    Then we got the cyborgs, nanites = teh win.
    BFG pfft Fusion Cannon.
    As for killing big bad monsters UAC marine killed a Cyberdeamon so what, he had to use an ancient alien device, Tri Op just created the biological opposite of the borg who not only took controll of the crew but took controll of the AI and since they STARTED to take over the ships when they were still in eggs they win.

    Then theres the money they got.

    EDIT

    Again Tri Op created a device that alters space if they beefed up the size of it they can not only create a planet they can crete hell, just instead of the devil put Shodan in charge.

    The many were also created from a virus... designed by Shodan, face it if she needs something killed she can make a new virus in a few hours.
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  • RedfordRedford Monorailcatfjord Members, NS1 Playtester Join Date: 2002-04-28 Member: 528Posts: 2,977
    edited September 2004
    UAC, hands down. They managed to open a portal to HELL, here. Tri-Op wasn't evil, they just got manhandled by a hacker, and then manhandled by aliens in a freak accident. BMRF opened a portal to an alien world, but they did it on accident and then proceeded to get their **** kicked by the aliens. Umbrella created zombies, but not only do xen aliens create their own zombies, but I think that aliens and hellspawn would be totally immune to zombification.
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  • UltimaGeckoUltimaGecko hates endnotes Members Join Date: 2003-05-14 Member: 16320Posts: 2,467
    If they were all fighting eachother I'd have to go with BMRF. They've got tons of scientists that could teleport them wherever they wished. The UAC would try to do the same thing only kill themselves with a gate of hell. Umbrella would try to poison the BMRF water supply, only to find out that their operative got head crabbed by the new guard-headcrabs. Weyland...if it's not Weyland/Yutani from Aliens I've never heard of before (and they haven't even captured an alien yet, so they lose).

    All in all, BMRF is most in charge of their equipment and experiments, so they'd be most likely to win in a battle between them all.

    However, if it was "Which one don't you want around?" I'd go with Umbrella, because they seem pretty inept at keeping their "Killer Virus LETTER" glass vials from shattering, essentially killing everyone where they're working.
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  • Marik_SteeleMarik_Steele To rule in hell... Members Join Date: 2002-11-20 Member: 9466Posts: 4,200 mod
    QUOTE (moultano @ Sep 24 2004, 08:51 AM)
    I'm curious as to why Weyland Corp has EVE in parenthesis. Is some acronym for the alien series that I'm not familiar with?

    I voted TriOptimum for the reasons already listed. They control a larger percentage of the GDP in their setting than the other corporations combined.

    This was my mistake. At the time of making the poll I didn't remember where Weyland corp. came from, so I googled it and the first return was related to the game EVE online.

    By editing the poll answer to properly reference the Alien series, I'll probably also erase people's answers. Which is fine, because it means you can answer again while taking all of the above posts/explanations of corporations into account.
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  • tankefugltankefugl One Script To Rule Them All... Trondheim, NorwayMembers, Retired Developer, NS1 Playtester, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue Join Date: 2002-11-14 Member: 8641Posts: 2,368 Advanced user
    TriOp. Everything else pales in comparison.
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  • TheWizardTheWizard Members, Constellation Join Date: 2002-12-11 Member: 10553Posts: 1,646 Advanced user
    QUOTE (UltimaGecko @ Sep 24 2004, 09:45 AM)


    However, if it was "Which one don't you want around?" I'd go with Umbrella, because they seem pretty inept at keeping their "Killer Virus LETTER" glass vials from shattering, essentially killing everyone where they're working.

    Dropping glass vials? Child's play. My company drops bigger stuff than that monthly.


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  • Ice-PhoenixIce-Phoenix Members Join Date: 2004-09-18 Member: 31775Posts: 167
    edited September 2004
    G-mans not gordon o.O ...now i feel like a moron so who is he then athena???

    but still gordon freeman whould still win.. even tho i havent played tri-op (system shock) or weyland corp.. well i might of played weyland corp but i not sure lol, played plenty of games, cant member em all
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  • EEKEEK Banned Join Date: 2004-02-25 Member: 26898Posts: 1,341
    edited September 2004
    Black Mesa - Can travel to other planets via teleportation. Unfortunately they're entirely inept at using this technology. Makes a couple of guns, none of which are really that impressive. Also has a downright terribly designed base. I wouldn't put much faith in them since all you have to do is destroy a couple of rocks and it'll take them 12 hours to escape their base. Never mind the fact that half of them will die on the way out from radiation leaks, strangely placed freezers of death you have to go through. (Plus, Gordon gets trapped in the dark and knocked out. What kind of man loses all his guns? Sure he may have a flashlight he can use and still use guns but as I recall the Doom Marine never got conked on the head and woke up in a trash compactor).

    Weyland - A basic interstellar research and manufacturing company who has vested interests in controlling planetary resources. Creates a huge arsenal of weaponry, including a Smartgun and minigun. Jesus christ, not even Gordon had a minigun.

    UAC - Teleportation, arsenal of ultra-heavy weaponry, and actual computer systems. For one, their teleportation is a lot cooler then BMRF's. Secondly, they can travel to other DIMENSIONS.

    TriOp - Manipulation of space-time, ultra-badass AI, and one man who hits it all really hard with a crystal shard to make it all right. Plus, I don't recall gordon ever actually hacking into systems to disable them. As far as I can tell, Gordon was an inept tool.

    Umbrella - Nothing about Umbrella strikes me as really that interesting. They have zombies, but so did UAC. They had AI but so did TriOptimum. And frankly, the zombies in Doom and the AIs in TriOp were a lot more interesting.
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  • Ice-PhoenixIce-Phoenix Members Join Date: 2004-09-18 Member: 31775Posts: 167
    this is slighty varying from the topic but... your all disapproving of black mesa.. but isn't HL2 the most anticipated game ever.. so in fact thats still kinda black mesa(kind of) but we all know that game is gunna own all the other games coming out about the same time
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  • SoulSkorpionSoulSkorpion Members Join Date: 2002-04-12 Member: 423Posts: 4,417 Advanced user
    QUOTE (Ice-Phoenix @ Sep 24 2004, 11:58 PM)
    G-mans not gordon o.O ...now i feel like a moron so who is he then

    The guy with the briefcase.

    ...

    Hmm, come to think of it, we're missing GigaCorp and Eurocorp. Among others, probably.
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  • douchebagatrondouchebagatron Custom member title Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow Join Date: 2003-12-20 Member: 24581Posts: 3,509
    holy crap i cant believe you are all forgetting the best one of all! the UED!!! the united earth directorate contained and controlled the zerg! now lets see:
    making people into zombies
    bringing hell into the world
    bringing aliens into the world
    and 2 ive never played

    and controlling an interstellar infestation of an alien species able to wipe out the entire universe.

    sorry but my choice isnt up there.
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  • PithlitPithlit Members, NS1 Playtester, Constellation Join Date: 2003-05-07 Member: 16120Posts: 1,314
    edited September 2004
    Triop All the way, what can be better tan Science, Military and Consume.
    They practically own the Earth with all its leaders, but thats not what counts!

    THEY OWN THE RIGHTS FOR ALL!!! PRODUCTS BASED/MADE FROM NANITES (Aswell as all patents on nanites, duh tounge.gif)

    And Nanites cant be beaten biggrin-fix.gif
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