Shogo: MAD Shipping

February 5th, 2001 by Crusader

Michael Simms of the online Linux retailer TuxGames sent in notificationthat Shogo: Mobile Armor Divison is ready for shipping:

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division is now available!The publisher, Titan Computer has just informed us that they have finished theirproduction run. You can order this new release for Linux from HyperionSoftware or from Tux Games.

5 Responses to “Shogo: MAD Shipping”

  1. samus Says:

    This game is way past its prime. Why would anybody want to buy it now? Nostalgia?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I don’t see this doing well. There are two types of computer users: gamers, and not gamers. If you are a gamer, you most likely dual boot windows and would have already played the game if you cared. If you aren’t a gamer, you probably only buy the top 3 games just for the hell of it. I seriously can’t justify spending money on a game I do not wish to play in order to simply support my os of choise. It’s just not reasonable or economical. While it’s easy to say “support your os,” I don’t see anyone spending money on a old game that isn’t even a top notch game. I am glad to see them take the effort though. Perhaps it was a test port in order to port a better game in the near future. I’m sure there will be people to buy it but it will be so small, it wasn’t even worth the port. If game companies don’t want to be totally shocked by game sells in linux, they should stick to the major games and wait until linux is further down the road before less popular games are done for linux. I know this sounds a bit trollish but it’s the truth and it sucks.

  3. Jebus Says:

    Trying to run before you walk…[br][br]
    If you guys don’t buy this game or the next one or the next one because it’s “too old” then Linux gaming is dead. Dead, I tell you.[br][br]
    You guys need to get a grip and realize that the Linux gaming market is farking tiny. Take how big you think it is and divide by 10. That’s probably still an overestimate.[br][br]
    If you want any games at all you have to take what you can (e.g. Shogo or JA:2 or SMAC or…) while calmly emailing your favorite publishers and developers and telling them that you’d really appreciate a Linux port or even parallel Linux development and that you’ll gladly put your money down when their game comes out for Linux. Also, every Linux game you buy you need to register in some way so that people know that a Linux user is using it (this includes, e.g. Q3A, Q3:TA, and UT).[br][br]
    And I don’t think I have to go into a rant about warez. Jebus hates warez. ‘Nuff said.[br][br]

  4. Hrothgar Says:

    For everyone whining about how old the game is, shut the hell up. As my mom always said, “Beggers can’t be choosers.” If you don’t want to buy Shogo because it’s not your kind of game, fine…don’t buy it.[br][br]
    I played the demo ages ago and thought it was a very fun game. It actually had a storyline which is still uncommon in the FPS scene. I think it’s definately worth $26 and plan on buying it.[br][br]
    Some said real gamers dual boot…bull crap. I don’t have a single .dll on my kickarse machine, and I play games all the time.[br][br]
    A lot of you dual booters are missing the point of our crusade. We want games on linux, but we petition developers with our dollars, not by whiney posts to the Linuxgames forums. Game developers require a [i]market[/i], and a market requires [i]money[/i].[br]

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Rezn here. How about everyone shut the fuck up and stop having pissing contests. “I’m a more hardcore linux user than you. I’m more leet than you. I’m a true linux only gamer.” Blargh. Shut the fuck up. If you want the game, buy it. If you don’t, don’t.

    /me mounts up with a shotgun and blows this story and it’s comments from the internet.

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