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#12730321 Indie Royale - The Mixer 18 Bundle - The Debut 25 Bundle

Posted by NeoGutsman on 07 June 2015 - 05:43 AM

Nice!  I actually did something similar to you late last year but forgot which bundle I stopped at.  My wife is right in that I like to find ways to make things much harder for myself :D

 

I'm being selective which games I'm downloading that aren't on Steam as well as what I'm registering.  There are a lot of mediocre (and bad) games in some of these bundles so I'm trying to save space on my external drive (for non-Steam) and keep my Steam library a little more curated.  I will admit that I really want to pump up my library numbers in Steam but even I have my limits (Chicken Shoot will never be registered to Steam! :D).

 

For what it's worth I'm recording what I do in a new spreadsheet, so maybe that's slowing things down.  That and checking out reviews and videos in Steam.  It's actually kind of therapeutic.

 

Code for Delve Deeper + DLC:

 

7VHPQ-TACI4-K3X26 TAKEN!  Enjoy! :)

Let me know if you nabbed it so I can mark it off.




#12730151 Indie Royale - The Mixer 18 Bundle - The Debut 25 Bundle

Posted by NeoGutsman on 07 June 2015 - 03:17 AM

Thanks for the md5 explanation, Foxhack!

 

I'm working backwards, going from most recent to earliest bundle.  I've actually found a few interesting games I seem to have overlooked in the process.

 

Here's an extra Steam key for Jets 'N Guns Gold, one of the craziest horizontal shooters I've ever played.  I bought it from the dev (on CD!) many years ago and also bought it again on Steam.  It's straight up metal, and you can grind for cash to upgrade your ship in lots of different ways.  Don't let the initial difficulty put you off.  There's some dark humor, some geeky jokes buried in the backgrounds, and a really cool soundtrack.

 

Y9DWC-XFL4C-9QB5I (TAKEN!  Have fun!)

*Let me know if you use it so I can mark it off my list and in this post.




#12729886 Indie Royale - The Mixer 18 Bundle - The Debut 25 Bundle

Posted by NeoGutsman on 06 June 2015 - 11:52 PM

I started to back up games and register Steam keys late last year on IR but forgot where I left off :\  I'll probably just start backtracking tonight and register as I go along.  Oh, and when I was doing a mass registration of games I bought last time, Steam would put up an error message if I kept entering keys I've already used/game I already had and made me wait for several minutes before trying again.  So, make sure to cross-check Steam first before you register a code.

 

I bought a lot of games with soundtracks and DLC, as well as indie albums, so I've got a lot to go through.  I have dozens and dozens of bundles to go through tonight.  Like someone above said, I'm treating this as a sinking ship:

 

  1. Register games I haven't yet
  2. Save codes for ones I already own on Steam (someone is getting an awesome birthday/Christmas/whatever in the coming weeks, heh)
  3. Save soundtracks and music albums
  4. Try to download DRM-free PC versions of important games (Mac and Linux might have to be the band that plays as the ship gurgles below the surface :()

 

Best wishes to the Indie Royale team during this tough time, and good luck to all of you.  The last few months have been sad (I only bought one or two bundles out of the last 20 or so I think), but in their prime they were so, so awesome.  Sometimes I'd miss out on a bundle by a few hours or forget to pay more than the average to get the indie music album.  I would email them to see if I could pay something to still get it and often they'd just add the album to my account or let me pay the difference in PayPal and unlock it for me.  That made me very loyal for a long time even when the offerings were not always the best.




#12728712 Indie Royale - The Mixer 18 Bundle - The Debut 25 Bundle

Posted by NeoGutsman on 06 June 2015 - 03:46 AM

2 people have already lost their jobs. I think we all knew desura/IR weren't going to last, but I didn't know it'd come to this so soon.

Oh, that sucks :(  I really should have been checking in sooner.  I noticed their Facebook posts were sometimes sarcastic or sad, and their offerings were pretty bad as of late.  They were hit-or-miss like any bundle but in the early years they were often surprisingly good.




#12724348 3DS eShop Deals - 8/27: Capcom and Atlus Sales End 8/31, $20 Senran Kagu...

Posted by NeoGutsman on 03 June 2015 - 11:19 PM

I haven't beaten it yet but Gunman Clive is a true delight.  I had it on Android prior to this but touch controls for a mobile platformer are rarely good.  Having said that, I think its mobile roots lent a slower, sometimes floaty feel to the game.  That's a compliment in this case, particularly since Clive feels like he has heft and weight when he moves and jumps.  He controls responsively and any deaths were always my own fault.

 

There are a lot of lovely game homages in the game but they're not always overt.  I also love the presentation.  It's wholly unique in that regard.  The music is also great, like a gentle spaghetti western melody.

 

This was a nice bonus, a platforming shooter that's thoughtfully paced and isn't punishing.  Can't wait to pick up Gunman Clive 2 now!




#12717516 Humble Megathread - PC&Android - Rising Star Weekly - Humongous Mobile -...

Posted by NeoGutsman on 31 May 2015 - 06:17 AM

Woah Dave is horrible. It's a complete rip-off of the original Mario Bros, except there's only one enemy and when it reaches the bottom it switches between the fly and spiky types. And you kill enemies by throwing shit at them instead of knocking them over and kicking them.


I dislike the lack of heft in jumps and the way throwing feels. Actually, I don't care for the gameplay in Woah Dave. Bubble Bobble, Snow Bros., even China Gate are way better.


#12715560 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by NeoGutsman on 30 May 2015 - 01:00 AM

Picked up Pac Man for no fucking reason. Guess nobody gives a shit about Pac man? :(


I got one if only because the design is awesome.


#12697764 PSP game 2-packs - $0.97 NEW each at Gamestop (in store only)

Posted by NeoGutsman on 19 May 2015 - 03:12 PM

For those of you who have PSPs still (and come on if you're reading this thread...) I'm sure a lot of you know this already but thought I'd put it out there:

This official PS Move Charging Station happens to include a 5v 1500mA AC adapter. It should sound familiar as that's the same specs as the PSP 3000 charger - it fits in the PSP too.

I found some for $4.99 "used" but clearly they were just getting rid of old brand new stock as it had its original packaging. It's a great way to get cheap PSP chargers!


Nice find! The PSP 2k and 3k can charge via their mini USB ports, too, but only if they have enough battery charge to recognize it's plugged in, ironically. When the battery is truly dead you have to charge via the charge port. I've had a 2000 unit since 2008 and still occasionally play it. I use a 3rd party USB charge cable that has a dual charger plug and mini USB plug in the end.

Good find on the deals, OP!


#12695886 PSN Flash Sale Ends 5/18 @ 9 AM PT/12 PM ET: $5 Don't Starve, $...

Posted by NeoGutsman on 18 May 2015 - 06:25 AM

I bought Entwined and Flower and while all are cross buy, the PS4 versions say "Rent" next to them too. I hope this is some mistake or goof. Im gonna be pissed if they are just rented. Anyone else experience this? 

I get this now and again, so don't worry.  When you run it it'll be the full version and the designation should change.  I would sometimes see two downloads for a game I purchased (a "demo" and a "key" I think), and running the game unlocked the full version and I was left with just the game in my list after going back to the XMB.  Something like that.  Basically it's a kludgy way the PSN unlocks purchased software that drove me nuts the first time I bought a PS3 a couple of years ago. :D




#12630450 3DS eShop Deals - 8/27: Capcom and Atlus Sales End 8/31, $20 Senran Kagu...

Posted by NeoGutsman on 09 April 2015 - 05:52 PM

How is Tetris Ultimate?  I ask as a huge fan of the original GameBoy Tetris as well as Tetris DS.




#12544568 Steam+ Deals Mega Thread (All PC Gaming Deals)

Posted by NeoGutsman on 03 March 2015 - 06:45 PM

Man, Doujin 2 is the bundle that keeps giving.  My one regret is not ponying up for PigeonSim at the time because it was "too weird for me."  Anyway, this one looks like another great shmup.

Thanks for reminding me about the bundle.  I forgot I even bought that.  I then realized I had Hatoful Boyfriend in the bundle... and that I also bought it on sale on Steam not long ago @_@;  But yeah, one of the best Groupees bundles ever.




#12434220 3DS eShop Deals - 8/27: Capcom and Atlus Sales End 8/31, $20 Senran Kagu...

Posted by NeoGutsman on 22 January 2015 - 11:20 PM

Also I'm kinda scared of the fact that it originally came with a stand to keep your hands from getting tired. Is it really that awkward?

Heads-up: I'm a righty so my comments may be invalid if you are left-handed.

 

I stopped using the stand after a while because I moved the circle pad around a lot during gameplay.  Your mileage may vary, but my opinion is that it's not necessary to use it to enjoy it.

 

As others have said, once you get used to the unique controls you start to understand why this game couldn't work with a Circle Pad Pro.  There's a degree of subtlety in the control that emerges as you learn how to dodge, swipe, flick, and manipulate the circle pad and stylus in unison.  It's not for everyone, but I would put it in terms of "a-ha!" moments when one "gets" the control.

 

The game is just amazing and super fun.  The better you play the better you're rewarded.   Taking risks also rewards the player in different ways.  I love the presentation, and the game is filled with all sorts of Nintendo in-jokes and breaking the 4th wall to charming effect.

 

Admittedly, I didn't beat the game, but that's mainly due to the original 3DS screen's 3D effect flickering as I played several intense levels.  I could have played in 2D but I felt the 3D helped me judge distance on platforms and in enemy fights.

 

Just my $0.02.  I know that "you'll love it when you finally get it as you acclimate to the controls" is a cop-out phrase, but this is one of those games.  I think $25 is a good price for it, personally.

 

EDIT: I fully admit that my hands got cramped after playing this, but that was on an original 3DS.  Maybe playing on a New 3DS XL will help.  Still a great game :)




#12420529 New Nintendo 3DS Bundles up for Preorder at Gamestop, Best Buy, Target! (...

Posted by NeoGutsman on 18 January 2015 - 02:19 AM

If anyone is also interested in Hori USA screen protector and clear TPU protector for new 3DS XL. Amazon has them listed as pre-orders now. These are US versions and for new 3DS XL.

http://www.amazon.co...1531643&sr=1-12

http://www.amazon.co...1531651&sr=1-14


Good research! Thanks for posting the links to the n3DS-specific accessories. Prime shipping rocks :D


#12416530 New Nintendo 3DS Bundles up for Preorder at Gamestop, Best Buy, Target! (...

Posted by NeoGutsman on 16 January 2015 - 05:21 AM

Thanks to everyone who helped out with Best Buy's first round of MM New 3DS XL preorders yesterday.  I could have ordered one from GameStop right after the Nintendo Direct livecast but wasn't sure about pulling the trigger at first.

 

...However, I had second thoughts about the design (the corner decorations seem misaligned but it's still neat for other fellow Zelda fans).  I sold my preorder to my coworker for exactly what I paid at Best Buy then preordered the Monster Hunter 4U New 3DS XL from GameStop.  He's a huge Zelda fan and was only able to preorder the black system originally.

 

Thanks for the heads-up on the Project S.T.E.A.M. preorder + Majora's Mask pin promo, folks.  I wasn't sure about the game at first but the previews look really cool.  Sorta like Fire Emblem meets Valkyria Chronicles.

 

Anyway, good luck to the rest of you in the coming weeks.  I sincerely hope more stock comes in for each of you.




#12411143 New Nintendo 3DS Bundles up for Preorder at Gamestop, Best Buy, Target! (...

Posted by NeoGutsman on 14 January 2015 - 07:46 PM

So what's the first game everyone will be playing on your brand new "New" XL?

I'm actually going to try out Kid Icarus Uprising and Zelda: TOoT first.  I really liked KIU a lot but stopped about 1/3 of the way through because all my stylus flicking and circle pad movement kept jarring the 3D just enough to make some levels really hard for me.  As for Zelda: Ocarina of Time, I could never find a good middle ground for the 3D slider on that game.  Not sure if it was just me as most other games in 3D mode worked fine for me.