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Play Battlestar online

Sci Fi Network parent NBC Universal and online gamemaker Sierra are teaming to bring fans a multiplayer game based on Battlestar Galactica. The game will be available as a digital download in the fall for Xbox Live and PCs.

The online Battlestar game will focus on space dogfights, giving players the option to play as either the humans or the Cylons. Sierra expects to offer updates after the game's release.

NBC U is still shopping the idea of a Battlestar console game to several gamemakers, but console games have an average two-year development cycle. Universal interactive licensing vice president Bill Kispert says a downloadable game works perfectly to immediately capture the excitement surrounding the show.

"The show is really hot right now and the fans want content so we had a lot of discussion to figure out something we could do this year," Kispert explained.

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Let's hope this won't be a let down as I'm sure everyone is going to have high hopes for this.
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Of course StarBuck is going to be in it. I'll buy it no matter how it rates and it could rate great.
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If BSG the game is to be a success they should leave it for now and simply start development get someone like Blizzard or Ubisoft ( the greats ) on board spend like between 5 -10 years on it and release a MMORPG to set new standards in 5-10 years time. just think how amazing it'll look with 5-10 years of technological advancement. also do something like each person starts on a planet until the exodus then has to travel lost in space for a while on the fleet trail till they meet up with them doing quests along the way until finally joining the fleet and taking part in the greater challenge of finding earth. It would really be amazing if the game could cross between space simulator,RPG and 1st person or 3rd person shooter.

well thats just what i think.
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horrible idea ;S , too much of those games already
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sounds like an ok idea to me, hopefully there will be more to the game besides space flight, maybe ground fights, on vatrious planets shown in the series
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*ahem*

http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/ :D
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as long as starbuck is in it, who cares if it is any good...lets just hope she is scantily clad!
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I can not wait to play!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Great show but the odds of it turning into even a mediocre game are slim none. Ditching a proper development cycle in favour of "immediately capturing the excitement surrounding the show" will be the kiss of death. Software design driven by the marketing department = doomed.



Ah well, at least the show rocks ;-)
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this could end up really well, or horendously bad
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I'm going to have to check this out.
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I hope it's good.
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Interesting news, a BSG seems a good idea
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Meh.
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