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#2911 DPsycho

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:06 PM

I put a dollar toward BIAB. At the very least, that's Space Giraffe on Steam and two other games on Desura.

#2912 Drabelincoln

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

Bundle in a Box is now live, any of the games worth it?

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I went in for .99 cents for space giraffe and dark scavenger

#2913 Rsmobile

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:18 PM

DX IW seemed nice enough, was fairly quick to drop you in an open hub with choices of missions, had the old DX standby of lots of ways into each building, but the interface was so horrible and PC port so weak I couldn't be bothered with it.

Also the plot went nowhere in the opening. The first hub level seemed out of place. Why was I doing hub level nonsense after getting attacked and scampered like that? Dulled the narrative

I don't see what's wrong with universal ammo.

#2914 Preedatore

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:30 PM

DX IW seemed nice enough, was fairly quick to drop you in an open hub with choices of missions, had the old DX standby of lots of ways into each building, but the interface was so horrible and PC port so weak I couldn't be bothered with it.

Also the plot went nowhere in the opening. The first hub level seemed out of place. Why was I doing hub level nonsense after getting attacked and scampered like that? Dulled the narrative

I don't see what's wrong with universal ammo.


Universal ammo works in some games, but definitely shouldn't be in some. Basically, with universal ammo, you take the best weapon and use it the whole game. Mass Effect 3 did this and I thought it was a poor choice. I basically used the Black Widow all game because there was no threat of running out of ammo. Games that use different ammo for different weapons can at least increase the tension by making every bullet count and force a decision on using the right weapon for the right situation.

#2915 Y2Bogus

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:30 PM

It is no where near as horrible as Fallout 3, that was a true franchise killing game.


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#2916 Sophita

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:41 PM

I don't see what's wrong with universal ammo.


For me it was one of those issues where,"Ack all my sniper ammo is gone, let me just switch to my pistol and...oh" So always ended just running around tazer'ing people as iirc the sniper rifle took a ton of ammo per shot. So would quickly run out.

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Edited my post for clarity, Though New Vegas was far better(Mostly as the original creators got to actually expand the story that was supposed to be the real Fallout 3) But that's only one hamsters opinion 8-)
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#2917 Genocidal

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

According to Twitter GMG is in the process of sending out Borderlands 2 keys now. Check your account/email if you preordered from them. Still nothing from my GamersGate order.
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#2918 imac2much

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

SR3 deliberately tries to be self-aware, crass, reference other things in pop culture, poke fun and critique things in its own genre (GTA-style game), try to be ridiculous, and the laundry list could just go on and on.


SR3's self-awareness surprised me greatly. I originally shook my head at the game due to its horrible marketing (imo), which made the game look like it was aimed at teenage boys who giggle at the word "dildo", but the game itself rarely went into such sophomoric territory. Even the first hour blew me away with the firefight in the sky and the sing-a-long with Pierce. Although I enjoyed GTA4 for what it was, I definitely did not feel invested in the story or characters. I think a lot of modern games have a problem of confusing themselves with film directors, and they take their stories way too seriously without being self-aware of how ridiculous the game's story actually appears. I can name some examples but I don't want to go off on too much of a tangent right now :)

I am looking forward to SD. Sure, like most action games, I'm sure it's over-the-top in its action and violence - but I'd say it's probably a much different kind of over-the-top than what SR3 probably has given us.


I enjoyed SD's gameplay and story for similar reasons, even though it never showed too much of a self-awareness of its ridiculous behavior. Maybe because I grew up with some HK crime movies, it was easier for me to swallow some disbelief and treat it like one of those old movies... and honestly, I feel they nailed it pretty well. I can't say I like all the characters, but that's how I felt with Infernal Affairs too.
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#2919 jshackles

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:30 PM

According to Twitter GMG is in the process of sending out Borderlands 2 keys now. Check your account/email if you preordered from them. Still nothing from my GamersGate order.


Just got mine. When I activated it on Steam, it blew up and crapped the bed. Stopped responding and the works... I finally (after letting it "activate" for about 20 minutes) restarted and my Steam list now includes Borderlands 2 pre-order. Hope it's really there!!

#2920 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:55 PM

According to Twitter GMG is in the process of sending out Borderlands 2 keys now. Check your account/email if you preordered from them. Still nothing from my GamersGate order.

Ooo hopefully T-Money gets the Amazon 4 pack Keys tonight too.
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#2921 jshackles

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:32 PM

Also I noticed Steam updated Oddword: Strangers Wrath to Oddworld: Strangers Wrath HD. Those of us that already had it got the bump, which was nice of them. :)

#2922 louiedog

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:57 PM

Black Mesa came out earlier and as expected their download links immediately died. There is a torrent which isn't coping well either. Supposedly adding more trackers should help but so far none of them are working for me. I was going to wait and post until I was able to actually start downloading, but maybe others will have better luck. It may be best to wait for Steam to post it properly.

If you want to try, head to this reddit post.

edit: ~15 minutes after adding those trackers the download began

edit 2: direct download at shacknews http://www.shacknews...ndows-free-game

Edited by louiedog, 14 September 2012 - 04:07 PM.


#2923 I OU a Beatn

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

I'm personally waiting for the Steam version. Nonetheless, can't wait to play it.

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#2924 DarenDF

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:13 PM

I am waiting for FTL to come out already today. Hurry steam!

#2925 Dragonsbane

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:15 PM

I am waiting for FTL to come out already today. Hurry steam!


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#2926 Preedatore

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:39 PM

I am waiting for FTL to come out already today. Hurry steam!


Thirded. Is that a word?

It's in new releases but still can't be bought. Boo.

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#2927 jshackles

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:02 PM

Looks like the daily deal is Alice: Madness Returns for $4.99

#2928 Sir_Fragalot

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:07 PM

Tony just confirmed that keys are being sent out now through Amazon for Borderlands 2. Preload is also live or so Tony says. I can't confirm this since I am at work, but I am so fucking excited right now.
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#2929 DarenDF

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:09 PM

Why won't steam let me buy FTL. Why is it taunting me. DX

#2930 BNoyes

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:10 PM

Tempted to pick up Alice today for $5. I played the 1 hour game trial on the PS3 and thought it had some potential. My concern was that it seemed like it could get fairly repetitive. Anyone have any particularly strong feelings about the game, one way or the other?

#2931 Preedatore

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:17 PM

Why won't steam let me buy FTL. Why is it taunting me. DX


I can't even play until tonight and it's killing me.

#2932 louiedog

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:25 PM

FTL is now available to purchase and 10% off ($8.99) until September 21st.

#2933 DarenDF

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:27 PM

Bought and downloading. Under 350 mb so it shouldn't take long. :D

#2934 bantheradio

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:27 PM

Tony just confirmed that keys are being sent out now through Amazon for Borderlands 2. Preload is also live or so Tony says. I can't confirm this since I am at work, but I am so fucking excited right now.

I'm wondering when GreenManGaming will be sending out their keys. I check every day expecting to see my key waiting in my account to no avail.
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#2935 I OU a Beatn

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:28 PM

I'm wondering when GreenManGaming will be sending out their keys. I check every day expecting to see my key waiting in my account to no avail.


According to some people in the GMG thread, they've already received their keys. I just hope I have mine before the end of the weekend.

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#2936 Preedatore

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:29 PM

According to some people in the GMG thread, they've already received their keys. I just hope I have mine before the end of the weekend.


Probably being sent out by order date. Bought mine last week and nothing yet for me.

#2937 louiedog

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:29 PM

Tryst is now on Steam. No general discount, but it's 20% off for all APOX owners.

#2938 Sophita

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:29 PM

Tempted to pick up Alice today for $5. I played the 1 hour game trial on the PS3 and thought it had some potential. My concern was that it seemed like it could get fairly repetitive. Anyone have any particularly strong feelings about the game, one way or the other?


I love the game, It has some of the best art direction and just overall personality I have seen from any game this year. However, It is also one of those games that feel like it was drawn out just for the sake of drawing out. Like you said it is very repetitive though each chapter brings in new mechanics and mini games it quickly wears thin.

Each new chapter would start out with, "Oh wow that's a really cool unique mini-game, Hey it's a samurai wasp. :D" and after 2 hours on the same chapter it would quickly become, "This mini game again..seriously :cry: oh great three keys to collect and a horde of wasps blocking each one :wall: "

For 4.99 game is more than worth it just be aware that I found myself having to push myself to finish the middle section of each chapter. As they start and end strong but the middle of each part is just needless busywork. Though because of that it is a 20 hour game :-#
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#2939 DarenDF

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:42 PM

Played 15 minutes of FTL before class and so far its a blast. Can't wait til I get back to play some more. :D

#2940 warreni

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:57 PM

Any opinions on the bonus games for Bundle in a Box? Is it worth shelling out the extra dough?
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