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    We now know what "Hero characters" are

    http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-...known/17-6601/

    Skip to the end. Jake demonstrates the thing. You get Sid Meier for example by typing Sid Meier's name into soldiers and from what gamespot livestream he said hes "godlike".

    Well, "summoning" Sid Meier disables achievement, so I think he wasn't kidding I guess "hero characters" are kind of like cheat codes? xD

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    Who cares about achievements? I wants Sid.

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    ...right, let's start listing off potential Hero names, shall we?

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    Jake's got gum on the sole of his shoe.

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    Okay so we can judge by one of Jakes previous statements that he's not in the game, but we can try anyway. He also said they would be people from the game industry, is that only people at firaxis?

    Edit: He actually says "friends of XCOM"

    http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/09/10/xc...veloper-cameo/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumajin View Post
    Okay so we can judge by one of Jakes previous statements that he's not in the game, but we can try anyway. He also said they would be people from the game industry, is that only people at firaxis?
    That would be too much of an inside joke. I suspect this is a sincere, if lighthearted, salute to industry "giants" from a panoply of such as determined by Jake et al. I'm curious myself to see who it includes.

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    I'm calling Greg as a sniper, i don't even care if I'm completely wrong but I'm still calling it.

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    Bah, it's an easter egg I could never bring myself to take advantage of (a preposition is a bad thing with which to end a clause), but it's fun to know that it's there. (Maybe?)
    Last edited by BubonicCure; 09-25-2012 at 10:44 AM.

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    Julian Gollop perhaps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnergoz View Post
    That would be too much of an inside joke. I suspect this is a sincere, if lighthearted, salute to industry "giants" from a panoply of such as determined by Jake et al. I'm curious myself to see who it includes.
    As well as how it includes them.

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    All speculation based upon a few flippant comments. The truth is out there. And Jake's multiplayer corpse has it. And the Bubonic Plague.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyranger View Post
    Julian Gollop perhaps...
    The demo lists a base facility called The Gollop Chamber, the game files appear to refer to it also as 'Deus Ex'. I've noticed also another appearance of the name Gallop somewhere on the files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbes__ View Post
    The demo lists a base facility called The Gollop Chamber, the game files appear to refer to it also as 'Deus Ex'. I've noticed also another appearance of the name Gallop somewhere on the files.
    You get achievement for building Gollop Chamber.(its named "Standing on shoulders of giants" or something like that.*shrugs*)

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    on the shoulder of giants...

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standin...ders_of_giants

    Apparently metaphor for "One who develops future intellectual pursuits by understanding and building on the research and works created by notable thinkers of the past" or something.

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    Confirmed in video that Outsiders are UFO-based aliens...usually found near the center of them.

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    Original Xcom Staffers?

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    Warren Spector. Spectre? The guy who made Deus Ex.

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    Kinda makes me think that if i enter the xcompendables names, then they will appear also.

    First rookie i create will be Bruce Willis, to try this out.

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    How do you guys know about achievements?
    Is a list hidden somewhere in the demo files?

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    this is excellent news for me! The only thing i disliked was the hero soldiers. Now it's clear that it's kind of a cheat/easter egg.

    That's Awesome!

    ....Now can i have the game?...
    how about: sudo can i have the game? ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xorgrim View Post
    How do you guys know about achievements?
    Is a list hidden somewhere in the demo files?
    http://exophase.com/game/xcom-enemy-.../achievements/

    No, some sites just lists achievement, and this one lists secret achievement unlike official xbox site which hides secret ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madethisforonepostmask View Post
    http://exophase.com/game/xcom-enemy-.../achievements/

    No, some sites just lists achievement, and this one lists secret achievement unlike official xbox site which hides secret ones
    And now I know the ending...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumajin View Post
    And now I know the ending...
    hmmm i think i'm going to skip that link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumajin View Post
    And now I know the ending...
    Wait what, there was ending spoiler? O_o I have read whole list and I didn't notice anything like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madethisforonepostmask View Post
    http://exophase.com/game/xcom-enemy-.../achievements/

    No, some sites just lists achievement, and this one lists secret achievement unlike official xbox site which hides secret ones
    Thank you, that was interesting.

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    Am i the only one that saw this as a dam funny joke???

    Or are you seriously thinking you can 'summon' Sid??? o_O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madethisforonepostmask View Post
    Wait what, there was ending spoiler? O_o I have read whole list and I didn't notice anything like that
    You now have two options. Read the bottom few achievements again. Or never go back on that page

    Quote Originally Posted by gatt View Post
    Am i the only one that saw this as a dam funny joke???

    Or are you seriously thinking you can 'summon' Sid??? o_O
    It's not a joke, yes you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatt View Post
    Am i the only one that saw this as a dam funny joke???

    Or are you seriously thinking you can 'summon' Sid??? o_O
    Not thinking, pal - stating. Asserting. Emphasizing, even. Watch the GiantBomb video with Sid and Garth, and get to the last 10 mins or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatt View Post
    Am i the only one that saw this as a dam funny joke???

    Or are you seriously thinking you can 'summon' Sid??? o_O
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzAaeo5LtKg#t=53m10s

    Next time check the video And read what is written. Heres youtube video that cuts to correct part so you don't need to watch video

    @Sumajin: Hey, thats possibly research or story achievement, it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with ending even if it reminds you of original game!

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    Ma Ripley will worth a try. Julian Gollop came to my mind, but Skybreaker already mention that. And he has a brother, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madethisforonepostmask View Post
    @Sumajin: Hey, thats possibly research or story achievement, it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with ending even if it reminds you of original game!
    oh that got me all giddy all of a sudden, I hope you're right!

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    Anyone notice that the "Central" character looks a bit like Jake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Etherimp View Post
    Anyone notice that the "Central" character looks a bit like Jake?
    No sir! Didn't find resemblance between him and Jake. But if i could fire that Central guy, i wouldn't say no
    He talks a lot and doesn't let the Commander take decisions without him giving his opinion.

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    Gollop would seem likely...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamBC View Post
    Gollop would seem likely...
    Actually the Gollop brothers are a part of the base staff...

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    He was definitely hinting that Ken Levine was a hero character on the GS stream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madethisforonepostmask View Post
    http://exophase.com/game/xcom-enemy-.../achievements/

    No, some sites just lists achievement, and this one lists secret achievement unlike official xbox site which hides secret ones
    Just FYI, a "spoiler" note on your post would probably have been courteous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madethisforonepostmask View Post
    http://exophase.com/game/xcom-enemy-.../achievements/

    No, some sites just lists achievement, and this one lists secret achievement unlike official xbox site which hides secret ones
    So that's all of em? Shame, so it seems like there's no BETRAYAL achievement...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitharne View Post
    Confirmed in video that Outsiders are UFO-based aliens...usually found near the center of them.
    The way I read that info was that they are found near the center of the ship, as they were approaching a ship they had shot down, and that type of alien was there. Not that they are found on a alien base

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