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#61 gilby

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:35 AM

Here are Motoki's Four for February:

Portal (steam)
ARCANUM: OF STEAMWORKS AND MAGICK OBSCURA (gog)
Blackwell Legacy (steam)
Puzzler World (steam)

alt/backup - Murder, She Wrote (Amazon)

#62 motoki

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:44 AM

So for Gilby I picked:

Waking Mars (Steam)
Underrail (Desura) The Cat Lady (Desura)
The Oil Blue (Desura)
Knights of Honor (Steam)

Bonus/Alt: Analogue: A Hate Story (Desura because he doesn't own it on Steam)

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#63 MrshllJcb

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:21 AM

I've been looking forward to hearing what you guys pick, simply because I knew I wasnt going to recognize like 75% of the games.

#64 Junpei

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:57 AM

OP updated accordingly... here come two new challengers! ;)
I remember being driven crazy by paranoid train controllers who wanted to make sure that I wasn't a wizard (which I truly was, instead) before selling me tickets in Arcanum... those were the times :)
I'm still holding a grudge against Valve for the part she had in Journey to the Centre of Arcanum's cancellation...
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#65 motoki

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

I found that there is actually some recent updates to Arcanum with restored content and some extra visual candy like animations and such. That was nice.

Is it bad that I wish Murder She Wrote was on Steam so a digitized Angela Landsbury would show in my sig when I am playing it? :-P

#66 Jugglenaut

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:22 AM

I've been making some progress in deadlight, will probably have it beat this weekend. Not as good as I would have hoped it to be, but at least at the rate I going, I don't think it'll be a complete bore at the end.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:13 AM

I finally finished ARES. It was short (2 hours I think) and frustrating at times, but overall fun. On to Gemini Rue.

Also, I heard about some sort of survival beta game that was out recently, anyone have any clues? I can't remember where I saw the ad.

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#68 Steampunk Willie

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:13 AM

I suffered a pretty awful migraine last night that lead to me leaving work and going to the ER at 3AM.

The reason I bring this up (besides the Coconut Queen themed pity party I hope is thrown) is because this could have an affect on my gaming, if this becomes a permanent aspect of my life. I will try going back to Torchlight tonight when things slow down and see how I handle it.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:36 AM

I suffered a pretty awful migraine last night that lead to me leaving work and going to the ER at 3AM.

The reason I bring this up (besides the Coconut Queen themed pity party I hope is thrown) is because this could have an affect on my gaming, if this becomes a permanent aspect of my life. I will try going back to Torchlight tonight when things slow down and see how I handle it.



I really hope you feel/get better. I guess if you are back home that is some silver lining, but the thought of your gaming being affected sure sucks. Hopefully it's nothing too serious (and not just for gaming reasons).

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#70 Steampunk Willie

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:06 AM

I really hope you feel/get better. I guess if you are back home that is some silver lining, but the thought of your gaming being affected sure sucks. Hopefully it's nothing too serious (and not just for gaming reasons).


Thank you, I really appreciate that. I've been at work tonight for 3 hours tonight and seem to be okay. It's slow enough now where I think I can boot a game up and take it for a whirl. I've been obsessed with videogames since I was able to hold a controller and am an even bigger cinefile...I'd be devastated if I couldn't handle handle screens anymore.
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#71 Junpei

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:14 AM

I suffered a pretty awful migraine last night that lead to me leaving work and going to the ER at 3AM.

The reason I bring this up (besides the Coconut Queen themed pity party I hope is thrown) is because this could have an affect on my gaming, if this becomes a permanent aspect of my life. I will try going back to Torchlight tonight when things slow down and see how I handle it.


Best of luck, buddy, do not force yourself: I suffered from stress induced migraine 10 or something years ago and wasn't able to do much other than lying in a completely dark room, waiting for the pain to fade away.

It eventually stopped when my working schedule was regularised, but until then even checking my mobile's small screen was out of question.

So, take your time and try to reduce your stress, as I hope your migraine is induced by too: to that end, we're sending a small group of Claire Sinclair lookalikes dressed as Coconut Queens to your house right now ;)

#72 Steampunk Willie

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:40 AM

Best of luck, buddy, do not force yourself: I suffered from stress induced migraine 10 or something years ago and wasn't able to do much other than lying in a completely dark room, waiting for the pain to fade away.

It eventually stopped when my working schedule was regularised, but until then even checking my mobile's small screen was out of question.

So, take your time and try to reduce your stress, as I hope your migraine is induced by too: to that end, we're sending a small group of Claire Sinclair lookalikes dressed as Coconut Queens to your house right now ;)


Thanks for the advice and support.

Your Claire Sinclair reference made me laugh because I am more of a Brawny Gent kind of guy (if you get what I mean) but I am actually a fan of Claire's, so I am still completely okay with that. :lol:
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#73 Junpei

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

Thanks for the advice and support.

Your Claire Sinclair reference made me laugh because I am more of a Brawny Gent kind of guy (if you get what I mean) but I am actually a fan of Claire's, so I am still completely okay with that. :lol:


Don't worry, I just misunderstood the way you worded the Coconut Queen party request: we called back the Claire Sinclair's clones, who said "Get well soon!" anyway, and sent Daniel Dae Kim's twin brothers with hoola skirts in their place... enjoy! :lol:
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

Portal 2 = Complete! What an amazing game

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:16 PM

Thank you thank you thank you, sinfulfate for making me beat Bioshock 2. I was about half way through before and wasn't liking the story. I sat down with it for a bit now, and beat the rest of it in one section. I loved the second half of the story. So now I'm one down, three to go!

#76 MrshllJcb

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:31 AM

I suffered a pretty awful migraine last night that lead to me leaving work and going to the ER at 3AM.

The reason I bring this up (besides the Coconut Queen themed pity party I hope is thrown) is because this could have an affect on my gaming, if this becomes a permanent aspect of my life. I will try going back to Torchlight tonight when things slow down and see how I handle it.


Hope you feel better man. I live in MA, and just woke up after shoveling for a plow company for like 20 straight hours. It was pretty intense being in the middle of the blizzard all night. Hoping to get to play some more Psychonauts tonight but want to try the Defiance beta too

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#77 Steampunk Willie

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:30 AM

Don't worry, I just misunderstood the way you worded the Coconut Queen party request: we called back the Claire Sinclair's clones, who said "Get well soon!" anyway, and sent Daniel Dae Kim's twin brothers with hoola skirts in their place... enjoy! :lol:


I had to google but I am totally okay with that. :lol: Thanks.

Hope you feel better man. I live in MA, and just woke up after shoveling for a plow company for like 20 straight hours. It was pretty intense being in the middle of the blizzard all night. Hoping to get to play some more Psychonauts tonight but want to try the Defiance beta too


Thank you.

I lived in RI for a few years, I am so thankful I wasn't there for the blizzard. Pyschonauts does make everything better though.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

Beat Jolly Rover the other night. Totally fun, enjoyable adventure game. I might actually start playing more adventure games after this one.

And just beat Condemned: Criminal Origins. That game is awesome. It may have been a mistake to play the last few levels right before I try to go to bed, though.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:08 AM

Beat Jolly Rover the other night. Totally fun, enjoyable adventure game. I might actually start playing more adventure games after this one.

And just beat Condemned: Criminal Origins. That game is awesome. It may have been a mistake to play the last few levels right before I try to go to bed, though.


Glad you're enjoying the games. I LOVED Condemned when it first came out. One of the truly scarier games out there. Friggin' manaquins lol

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

Glad you're enjoying the games. I LOVED Condemned when it first came out. One of the truly scarier games out there. Friggin' manaquins lol


Haha, those were crazy. I meant to get a screenshot of them, but I kept getting panicked and smashing them as fast as I could. I think the last level was the scariest for me, though. I spent most of the game with the strongest weapon I could find, and I did a lot of taser, smash, backpedal, taser, smash. And then the last level was like, "You don't need that taser anymore. Oh, and here are some crazy dudes who look like the Toxic Avenger on steroids and PCP wielding flaming 2x4s. Have fun!"

Now I hope they get that sequel to the PC.

#81 Junpei

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

Unfortunately, Condemned 2 isn't as much scary (the
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being the only exception, lol) and it's filled with silliness, even though they truly improved the beat'em up mechanics... I think it is on par with Zeno Clash in that regard, so if you enjoyed that part you're in for more fun :)

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:22 PM

About 1/4 through Gemini Rue and really enjoying it. A few levels into FEAR and loving that too. Saving Supreme Commander for last since it will be the biggest time sink.

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#83 MrshllJcb

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

So started Batman AA today, and
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. What a seriously awesome game so far. Thanks for the great pick Junpei

@ Junpei I have a request, and I'm sure I'll catch some flak for this but can I get an alternate for Psychonauts? I've played for about an hour and a half and want to like it but I really hate it a lot. Its not even that I think its a bad game, I'm just not into platformers that much and this isnt one that I can get into and enjoy. It seems like it's a 10-15 hour game so if you wanted to pick something from my list around that length (or even a bit longer, and it could also be the new Aliens: Colonial Marines that comes out Tuesday) I'd go after that, otherwise I just dont see myself finishing this before the end of February (or ever for that matter lol).

I know you had said it was one of your personal favorites so I'm sorry to disappoint you if I have.

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#84 Junpei

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:58 PM

So started Batman AA today, and

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. What a seriously awesome game so far. Thanks for the great pick Junpei


You're welcome ;)
To be honest, I think that
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, but otherwise it was an amazing experience... I even took the time to gold all arena challenges :D

But I have a request, and I'm sure I'll catch some flak for this but can I get an alternate for Psychonauts? I've played for about an hour and a half and want to like it but I really hate it a lot. Its not even that I think its a bad game, I'm just not into platformers that much and this isnt one that I can get into and enjoy. It seems like it's a 10-15 hour game so if you wanted to pick something from my list around that length (or even a bit longer, and it could also be the new Aliens: Colonial Marines that comes out Tuesday) I'd go after that, otherwise I just dont see myself finishing this before the end of February (or ever for that matter lol).

I know you had said it was one of your personal favorites so I'm sorry to disappoint you if I have.


Don't mention it, "favorites" are "personal" for a reason, after all ;)
I was thinking about Darksiders or Alice for a moment, but then realized they're platforms too, so if you are up for the unknown then Aliens is alright with me :)
I'll be busy for a while updating the OP with all the recent changes... I'm lagging behind! :cold:

EDIT: MrshllJcb already did all the work... full steam ahead, then!
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#85 MrshllJcb

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

Excellent, thanks a bunch. Loving everything else so far. Lets hope Aliens can live up to the hype in my head!

#86 Junpei

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:36 PM

Finally completed Winterbottom's story mode... whew, what a ride! Clever puzzles and suggestive atmospere, I'll definitely return to it to overcome all the bonus challenges! But now it's time to devote myself to Bioshock 2 fully... I'm just happy to have something crossed out from my list, at last! :D
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:20 AM

I completed Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines and Resident Evil Revelations this month. Two more to go!!!
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#88 motoki

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

I think Arcanum is going to be my first casualty. It's the kind of game 15 years ago or so I would have loved to death. I really like the world and atmosphere. I feel like it's begging for a more modern update. I just don't think having never played it before and not having the lense of nostalgia to view it through that I can muddle through it. If you'll pardon the pun, it's too archaic. :-P

I thought I'd try to find some cheats and then just sort of plow through it and get through the story parts without fussing with grinding and leveling and such or worrying about getting killed and losing progress but even that proved frustrating as the character editor I found does not work on 64 bit windows and then I tried the cheatengine program to change values in the game but the game knew something was fishy and said the save was corrupt and refused to saved with the edited values.

As much as people, myself included here, complain about accessibility and dumbing down of games, I realize I just don't have the patience for some of those old games anymore. There's too much long drawn out tedious drudgery and frustration and not enough fun for me in my current state.

I may go back to it if there's time, I'll see. It's funny because RPGs have always been my favorite genre too, especially back in those days. But after feeling annoyed for while I gave up and played some Skyrim: Dragonborn. I probably shouldn't have started with the longest and most involved game first I guess.

Anyway, Angela Landsbury it is!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:02 AM

Thank you thank you thank you, sinfulfate for making me beat Bioshock 2. I was about half way through before and wasn't liking the story. I sat down with it for a bit now, and beat the rest of it in one section. I loved the second half of the story. So now I'm one down, three to go!


Np. Bioshock 2 gets a lot of hate for being an unnecessary sequel which is true but its still a great game. I finished Gravity Rush. Very unique game but combat is dull and the story isn't very interesting though I loved the made up language the characters spoke. Going to finish cave story next.

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#90 motoki

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 03:13 AM

Okay, I'm having way too much fun with this cheesy ass point and click Murder She Wrote game.

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I surrender my right to call myself a gamer and my manhood while I am at it. I might as well just become an old lady and get it over with. I already started shopping at Big Fish.