iPad Eliminate [FREE Online FPS] Pulled from App Store, Servers Shutting Down 5/25 R.I.P.

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  1. Diablohead

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    I still remember being at university watching the announcement trailers on youtube, wow.

    A shame to see it go but it's had a good run, just a shame it's going because the devs are fecked basically.
     
  2. The Bat Outta Hell

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    #22362 The Bat Outta Hell, May 2, 2012
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    Was ranked 3rd in the world at one point, but in the end ngmoco totally butchered this, along with the rest of their games.

    Nevertheless there were a lot of good times the first few months this game came out. Lots of drama, clans, and a whole community was formed around this game, and every section of TA was dominated by Eliminate posts. Too bad ngmoco decided to bring out so many "balance" changes that they broke their own game.

    RIP my $10 worth of unused power cells.
     
  3. Primoz

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    God, id love to have that back rather than 1000 of upcoming games together.
     
  4. Pvphantasy

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    sum1 should make/host private elim servers


    .......and make it vaps only
     
  5. Pvphantasy

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    #22365 Pvphantasy, Dec 5, 2012
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    on 2nd thought.. why not just make our own quake3* mod that plays similar to eliminate + import the maps?
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    click_n.melt_ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WFq6BrUBPw
     
  6. replicanttheory

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    Any reason this game is not available anymore?
     
  7. Omnias

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    Ngmoco. Nuff said.
     
  8. bear-man

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    Is there a workaround or something to get this now? Let me know.
     
  9. Xexist

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    lol. For what reason?
     
  10. Primoz

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    First of all, sorry for necroing old game threads, but I'm having a little nostalgia trip.

    Anyway, Eliminate pro is sometimes still mentioned in some FPS threads when controls are being discussed as having one of the best, if not the best control schemes in a FPS on a touch device, and rightfully so. This post is for people who haven't played Eliminate, but want to at least have some knowledge when "Eliminate pro controls" are mentioned in other game threads.

    I ripped this video from the Eliminate pro install files, because I couldn't find it on youtube and I didn't want it to be lost forever.


    Some of the controls aren't demonstrated in the video, so I would just like to describe those as well.

    Tap the crosshair to zoom (scope). Tap again to unzoom.
    Double tap the reload button to switch to the secondary weapon.
    Shake the phone to loot when over a body. This might seem like an odd mechanic, but it was pretty fantastic. You weren't required to loot credits from other players, it was completely optional. You could get a ton of credits from looting, but it was also very, very risky. Before looting you had to make sure nobody else was around you and while shaking the phone all you could do is hope that you wouldn't be dead by the time you stop looting. *Shake* *Quick look* *Shake* *Quick look* *Shake* *Quick look*... This mechanic added a lot of tension to the game, if you decided to make use of it.

    As you can see the GUI was very minimal, when idle, it only displayed the crosshair, the reload icon and the directional pad (and even the last one could be hidden in options). But even with that minimal GUI you could walk/look/jump/loot/zoom/reload/switch weapon/burst fire/repeat fire/pause etc.

    Information like ammo/health/kills/power-up cooldowns was only displayed when it actually mattered.

    GUI comparison:

    Idle:
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    In combat:
    [​IMG]


    I know that you can't really experience the controls just from this post, because you would have to try to play the game yourself. I just think that we can all agree that Eliminate's controls were way ahead of its time.
     
  11. jForsythe

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    Only just found out about this game by the looks of it i really missed out on something here.
    Will this get a rerelease or a sequel at any point in near future.?
     

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