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>> No. 17227 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:41 am
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I bought the worms bundle twice absent mindedly so here are the extra keys .gs

Superfrog HD https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=sMmGPe2yUKPMm3HC
Worms Blast https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=DRYGuGM38VdnxfuF
Worms Crazy Golf https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=eYEPWANxqsCnqkfY
Worms Ultimate Mayhem https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=xbqFPzD2SDRXmNSz
Worms Armageddon https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=U7TeH7v3r64aWT74
Worms Pinball https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=B73d2Xh85TTbdGyE

One each, that means you bikethief and stickyfingerslad.

https://www.humblebundle.com/ is Batman GOTY editions and FEAR.
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>> No. 17228 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 1:01 pm
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Already have em all from the same bundle, but good lad. Hope .gs is nice enough to only take one each.

Also Superfrog HD is fanfuckingtastic but I can see why reviews say you have to be a fan of the original really.
>> No. 17229 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 1:09 pm
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Nabbed the crazy golf one cheers m8
>> No. 17230 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 1:12 pm
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I'm not going to take one as I can't run games on my machine, but I thoroughly encourage someone to pick out Worms Armageddon. Had a brilliant time with the Worms games as a kid.
>> No. 17231 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 1:24 pm
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Hate to be the greedy cunt who takes Armaegeddon, but my internet friends often play it together and now I won't need to feel left out. Thanks, lad, you've made my day/week.
>> No. 17232 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 1:28 pm
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>>17231
You must've got it seconds before me ;-;
>> No. 17235 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 1:52 pm
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Can we make a gs Worms Armageddon server?
>> No. 17239 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 7:38 pm
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Someone snagged Superfrog HD and Worms Ultimate Mayhem without saying anything. How rude.

Kind of you to offer anyway OP, thank you.
>> No. 17240 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 7:56 pm
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>>17239
I actually fucked up getting Superfrog. I thought it would be like when you buy the bundle yourself, and you just go to a page with the guys. So gave them a bullshit email.
Now no one can have it, unless OP can do something about it, I couldn't through normal channels. Whoops.

Thanks anyway OP.
>> No. 17241 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 8:40 pm
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>>17239
Sorry, I took Ultimate Mayhem. I won't be playing it until after I get my work done though.
Cheers OP, you make the world a little less shit.
>> No. 17242 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 9:08 pm
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>>17240
I'm the guy who fucked up getting Superfrog, and this thread made me realise I have a couple of steam keys I don't need. Here you go lads.

Broken Sword - PL769-P8CY4-FTZKP

Organ Trail - 6DGAK-3PVPX-6LV7K
>> No. 17243 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:01 pm
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Nice one, brother! I took Worms Pinball, thanks!
>>17242
I'll be greedy and nab that Organ Trail, too. I'd leave it for someone else but I've been wanting my own copy for months.
>> No. 17244 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:04 pm
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>>17227
I too have a few to spare.
I shall post them tomorrow afternoonish.
>> No. 17245 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:08 pm
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>>17243
>I'll be greedy and nab that Organ Trail
Never mind, its already gone.
>> No. 17246 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:12 pm
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>>17242
>Broken Sword
Aw snap. I wanted that one. Oh well
>> No. 17247 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:36 pm
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>>17244

May I suggest dropping ovr the course of the afternoon/evening to ensure Bike Thief doesn't nab all of them?
>> No. 17248 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:43 pm
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>>17247
So it shall be done.
>> No. 17249 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 11:51 pm
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One more spare from me, for a cracking little game.
Thomas Was Alone - NG0Z0-GNLMY-XVGGE
>> No. 17250 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 12:02 am
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>>17249
I'll keep Thomas company. Cheers.
>> No. 17251 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 12:08 am
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Superfrog https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=x86ws3w6ys2S2UTq
Worms Blast https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=Fe5YvEtpGws6RDhf
Worms Crazy Golf https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=CP53mh7u8yHmEkVA
Worms Ultimate Mayhem https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=vFrbAFxBhPrNGG3a
Worms Armageddon https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=nsHKPNcW45RdtkTt
Worms Pinball https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=amNSHCm56SW4kNpR
Worms Revolution Gold https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=FEYCnccnty6kszDV
Alien Breed Complete pack https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=EY7y4XyAnGWMyuSK
>> No. 17252 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 12:28 am
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>>17251
Superfrog HD worked this time. Thanks!

I played through Thomas Was Alone the other week, it's great to see developers trying something different and playing with the medium. I really enjoyed it.
>> No. 17253 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 12:28 am
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>>17251
Nabbed Worms Revolution.

Thanks ladm8.
>> No. 17254 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 1:20 am
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>>17253

Alien Breed out of general curiosity, nabbed.
>> No. 17255 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 1:24 am
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>>17254
It looked quite similar to the free Steam game Alien Swarm from the one or two screenshots I looked at.
>> No. 17256 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 1:36 am
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I've got a few I'll never use.

Eets Munchies - 3ZFG-XVOI-5RJ0-CML1

A Virus Named TOM - LW9D2-E6PYH-QM6J7

Dead Space - I22IN-LG59N-5YITL

Crysis 2 - B26ZG-MLDPM-5IC8Q

Medal of Honor - A57PW-WD0D9-ZWCQ7
>> No. 17257 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 3:36 am
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>>17252
What do you mean this time, I was the one who didn't get it last time :(.

I was hoping for it as it's the only game I've seen out of these that runs on Linux that I don't already have. Oh well, suppose I should buy it.
>> No. 17258 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 5:11 am
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>>17254
I had it on the Amiga. IIRC, the Net Yaroze game Psychon is a homage to it.
>> No. 17259 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 7:53 am
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>>17232

I ended up getting the Humble Bundle anyway so thought I'd return the favour:

https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=cdZVFkMGvThVRSfD
>> No. 17260 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 9:04 am
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>>17258
The new games are a different breed indeed.
>> No. 17261 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 11:47 am
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>>17258
>Net Yaroze
Never thought I'd hear anyone here talking about the Yaroze. Did you have one?
>> No. 17262 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 11:53 am
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>>17258
>>17261
I plugged in my ps1 a while ago and spent a few days playing various net yaroze games on the OPM demo discs. There was a really good top down shooter, I forgot it's name.
>> No. 17263 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 12:37 pm
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>>17262
Ah, I'd forgotten about the OPM discs.

Rayfire?
>> No. 17264 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 12:47 pm
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>>17263
>>17262
I just google image searched 'Net Yaroze' and it was Psychon, as mentioned in >>17258
>> No. 17266 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 12:53 pm
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Oh my lord, Timeslip

http://www.youtube.com/v/wR9Q2j7yLmw
>> No. 17267 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 2:58 pm
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I have a load of demo discs saved up in the loft i drag out nostalgia now and again. The one with the MGS demo has a big bundle of Yarzoe games.

Fuck Yeah, The Incredible Coneman! http://www.youtube.com/v/4JU4iAqvQ0o
>> No. 17269 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 3:15 pm
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>>17266

That one was very clever. I can remember years later being unimpressed by various indie games ripping the idea off and putting fancy or pretentious graphics and styling on top and being hailed as great inventors. Not the first and won't be the last.

***ORIGINAL CONTENT DO NOT COPY***

The games medium has got old enough it is suffering from the same problems as music, film and literature. People lifitng a great deal of their work or inspiration from elsewhere. The other industries or fields are mature enough and have good enough critics and standards they can pick up on this, identify it and spread the word or judge it accordingly. Unfortunately the games industry is very immature in more than one sense of the word, as are the fans, critics and apparatus built around it. I'm hoping it is only a matter of time, but it really can't come soon enough.
>> No. 17270 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 3:45 pm
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Anyone remember the Net Yaroze game where you controlled an island in the sky and it sent out fighters/bombers and you had to battle an AI who did similar. You also controlled a fighter yourself and could get stuck into the fray to tip the balance. It was like an air based version of Future Cop's skirmish mode, "precinct assault" (which was also excellent).

>>17267

That was actually a decent little game. Some of those Net Yaroze chaps had talent.
>> No. 17271 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 3:52 pm
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>>17270

>Future Cop's skirmish mode, "precinct assault"

"Remember - Hovertanks, turrents, points, crime...beautiful". The multiplayer or skirmish mode was probably even better and more fun than the already fun main campaign. It had a good variation of difficulties and a nice extra hard secret mode. It'd be a super game to remake these days and with map making and modding possibilities it would have a lot more options. Add G-Police to that remake pile please.
>> No. 17272 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 4:59 pm
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Ok ladm8s, I have a bunch of steamkeys to give away from various bundles. Will be posting them through the night. First one coming when I get home in about half hour.
>> No. 17273 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 5:00 pm
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>>17272

Are we running a competetion to see who "liberates" the most?
>> No. 17274 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 5:05 pm
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>>17273
No, we're going to fairly divide them equally. Worry not about stalking the thread.
>> No. 17275 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 5:09 pm
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Aquaria - JB003-QAP9R-3ZGY5
>> No. 17276 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 5:10 pm
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>>17274

>We will divide them equally. But my equal part will be bigger than yours.
>> No. 17277 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 5:12 pm
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>>17276

Why so cynical? I've posted 8 and taken none.
>> No. 17278 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 5:17 pm
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>>17277

I was only 'aving a bubble, m7.
>> No. 17279 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 5:18 pm
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Ladm8s i'm gonna start posting my wares, please just.. be nice and share.

Fractal - 6CNVQ-80CNF-ZDVNF
Nightsky - 4Y0F8-PF684-CG92E
Waking Mars - PA6EN-KPTJH-VMB0A
>> No. 17280 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 5:23 pm
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Brazen (Prototype) - B7ZRX-Y4C7Z-M5GEN
>> No. 17281 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 5:25 pm
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The Humble Indie Bundle #3 - HKIXA-JHYJV-QV7I8
>> No. 17282 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 6:08 pm
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>>17251
Nabbed Ultimate Mayhem, cheers lad.
>> No. 17283 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 6:37 pm
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Wizorb, BIT.TRIP.RUNNER, Gratuitous Space Battles, and Jamestown - 9Q2KY-0PN8W-9DBPJ
>> No. 17284 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 6:39 pm
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The Binding of Isaac + Wrath of the Lamb DLC

XCJMP-DTXF0-B4VWB
>> No. 17285 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 8:00 pm
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You lovely shower of bastards.

Times like these I wish I had a computer powerful enough to run something other than minesweeper.
>> No. 17286 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 8:02 pm
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>>17283
Nabbed, many thanks!
>> No. 17287 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 8:10 pm
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>>17285
Most of these will run on a toaster.
>> No. 17288 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 8:18 pm
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>>17287

Currently playing Crysis 2 on mine. I just wish it had a few more buttons...
>> No. 17289 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 8:37 pm
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>>17288
You need to jiggle the crumb try to reload on mine. But the defrost button is broke so I cant fire in the first place.
>> No. 17290 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 8:48 pm
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>>17289

Cheers for the tip. Pity about the defrost m8, you have my sympathy.
>> No. 17291 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 9:22 pm
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>>17288
That'll overheat if you run it for too long. Here's a tip: when the framerate starts to drop, run a cold bath and submerse the toaster in it. You can keep playing while you soak!
>> No. 17292 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 9:42 pm
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>>17291

Why haven't I thought of this before? I've been bunging it in the freezer while paused. Cheers ladm7!
>> No. 17293 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 11:32 pm
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More key then?

Closure - 53QJB-X7XMD-6RCF3
Shank 2 - MI83M-KAPRV-X0YR8
Snapshot - XFPHX-IPR0M-RIQDK
Legend Of Grimrock - MXJE5-NQFEL-M8AT9
>> No. 17294 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 11:37 pm
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Dungeon Defenders + All DLC - Z2K2R-ZWKKY-MEXB9

Do acknowledge if you take any of these ladm8s, or if you attempt and some scoundrel has taken without saying.
>> No. 17295 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 11:52 pm
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>>17294

I really appreciate the effort lad, but I keep on getting the Steam equivalemt of "This voucher has been redeemed" every time. They are definitely going somewhere.
>> No. 17296 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 11:53 pm
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>>17293
Closure is great. Hope the ladm8 who got it appreciates it.
>> No. 17298 Anonymous
7th November 2013
Thursday 11:58 pm
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>>17296


Just out of interest, as the possible "free shiny things" got me to bother to download Steam (I play EVE so am not fussed about the failure on my behalf), where have all these keys come from? You can't have accidentally paid and downloaded so many games, twice, can you?
>> No. 17299 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:03 am
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>>17298
All off various bundles I either already owned games from, or just didn't fancy.

>>17295
I fear a bot is pinching them. I dont fancy posting the rest unless they're going to go to a worthy cause.
>> No. 17300 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:11 am
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>>17299

That might be a tad paranoid off to /boo/ with you.

If you still have more I am hapy to hit refresh after a certain period of time and see if I can actually do so. That might prove malevalence or not. I am warming up dinner though...
>> No. 17301 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:15 am
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>>17299

Obfusticate the keys so that no bot can steal them. For example, write it backwards.
>> No. 17303 Anonymous ## Admin ##
8th November 2013
Friday 12:16 am
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>>17299
We could pool all the keys together and raffle them off at Christmas. Users could express their interest in the games they wanted and that way we could distribute them more fairly.
>> No. 17304 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:16 am
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>>17302

I'd only agree to this if purps was the rafflemast-

>>17303

Oh. Carry on then.
>> No. 17305 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:17 am
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>>17301

Oh...canny.
>> No. 17306 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:18 am
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>>17301
Makes sense. Ok lads. Keys are now mirrored.

Cave Story + - ANE07-7XFGR-ZNKCF
>> No. 17307 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:19 am
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>>17306

Got that one, cheers lad. Fuck knows what it is about, but I assume it is worth a dig.
>> No. 17308 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:20 am
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>>17303
This works too. Ok lads, what have you. Mirrored keys now, or THE GREAT FATHER PURPS MYSTERY GIFT SACK?
>> No. 17309 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:21 am
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>>17308

Happy to grab entertainment now.
>> No. 17310 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:23 am
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>>17299
>I fear a bot is pinching them.
Wait, is this a thing now?
>> No. 17311 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:25 am
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>>17308>>17309
Last one til we get some more input. Also mirrored.

The Basement Colection - AJ7X5-Q8N9C-90DCV
>> No. 17312 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:28 am
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>>17310
It is on 4chan at least. And the lack of people acknowledging receipt despite keys being used leads me to believe as such.
>> No. 17313 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:31 am
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>>17311

>>17307 Here.

I waited a few and then tried, and to my embarassment got that as well. The Basement collection that is.

I think Bikethief some people are not being kind enough to thank OP. Cunts, the lot of you.
>> No. 17314 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:33 am
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>>17313

Oh, just out of interest, as I am new to Steam, is it possible for me to gift one of them to another lad?
>> No. 17315 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:35 am
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>>17310
One of our users writing a script to look for CD-key like strings in response to this thread strikes me as more likely than a bot roaming the internet, but I agree it's still far-fetched.

>>17311
Already taken within two minutes.
>> No. 17316 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:38 am
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>>17315

As the lad who ended up with it, may I re-iterate my request into whether it is possible to pass it on again? Or is going to end up a guilt-ridden purchase to put on here come payday?
>> No. 17317 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:40 am
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>>17316

You can't re-gift games once they've been activated, no.
>> No. 17318 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:42 am
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>>17303

I'd consider gifting my whole Steam account for something like that. It depends how much if any personal information there is on it.
>> No. 17319 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:42 am
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>>17317

Shit. Payday it is then. The particular joy in this is that it won't work with my set up anyway.

Ah well, cheers OP, the genorosity is appreciated, I am sure, by all those who avoid stealing bikes.
>> No. 17320 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 2:08 am
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>>17318
A nice thought, but impractical.
>> No. 17321 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 2:24 am
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>>17320
Why is it impractical?
>> No. 17322 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 3:48 am
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>>17321
Too much personal information on there.
>> No. 17323 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 12:22 pm
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Will be posting more Mirrored Keys this afternoon lads.
>> No. 17324 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 3:39 pm
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Offspring Fling - WPEY7-GHRB6-BMNF3

Dear Esther - (Requires a super toaster to play properly) - TH7DX-NH880-DGXFW
>> No. 17325 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 5:19 pm
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>>17324

As the lad who unintentionally grabbed two last night I haven't touched these also i only have a one slice toaster. Anyone got them? If so why the lack of thanks?
>> No. 17326 Anonymous
8th November 2013
Friday 6:17 pm
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>>17324

I took Offspring Fling. Cheers!
>> No. 17328 Anonymous
9th November 2013
Saturday 1:31 pm
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>>17325
One does not do good deeds for the praise and adulation; that way madness lies.
>> No. 17329 Anonymous
10th November 2013
Sunday 1:07 pm
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Want more lads?
>> No. 17389 Anonymous
11th November 2013
Monday 10:17 pm
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>>17329

I'm always looking for more lads!
>> No. 17393 Anonymous
11th November 2013
Monday 11:22 pm
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Just noticed they have a new tab on HB. Now there's the normal one, weekly one, and a new one called Store. Thay have different sales on every day in there apparently, and this is day one. I just bought Euro Truck Simulator 2 for 4 quid because I'm a sad bastard.
>> No. 17397 Anonymous
11th November 2013
Monday 11:42 pm
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>>17393
I didn't think I'd be given an excuse to post this.

http://www.youtube.com/v/J1_tE5MxjYA
>> No. 17398 Anonymous
11th November 2013
Monday 11:48 pm
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>>17397
That's superb. Thanks lad.
>> No. 17399 Anonymous
11th November 2013
Monday 11:51 pm
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>>17397
Chorus grated a bit but I was more amused with the verses than I thought I would be.
>> No. 17400 Anonymous
11th November 2013
Monday 11:57 pm
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You should try the street sweeper simulator. It even has the warning beeps and loops for the virtual pedestrians.
>> No. 17401 Anonymous
11th November 2013
Monday 11:57 pm
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Know what I especially like about the new tab on HB? the part where you can select Linux, and it only shows games available for Linux (bottom leftish).
Years ago, I told everyone that Linux could be a viable gaming platform. They called me mad! WELL LOOK WHO'S LAUGHING NOW!
>> No. 17402 Anonymous
12th November 2013
Tuesday 12:19 am
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>>17395
Made my night.
>> No. 17403 Anonymous
12th November 2013
Tuesday 1:45 am
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Holy balls, I just could not reverse the trailer into the spot. ended up getting annoyed with it and pressing the end early key.
Another day though (or in a little while) I will defeat it.
>> No. 17427 Anonymous
12th November 2013
Tuesday 7:14 pm
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>>17400

http://www.youtube.com/v/nbDTdoFnsNA
>> No. 17428 Anonymous
12th November 2013
Tuesday 7:17 pm
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>>17427

Living the dream. No matter what kind of game you can think of, it seem someone has had a go at it.
>> No. 17442 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 12:45 pm
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It's your lucky day lads. I have 4 codes to give away, which will happen either throughout today, tomorrow if I forget about it, or all at once if I get bored of stretching it out.
I'd appreciate knowing a human got them and not some bot so a thank you post would be nice, however it is not required.
First one for you Batman Arkham Asylum GOTY edition.
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=nf6x4PhXXSRmnenY
Be warned, you MUST put in your real email, it won't just take you to a page with the steam key. I got burned that way with the Superfrog game early in this thread.
>> No. 17444 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 2:54 pm
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Code number 2, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=q4TTbrWzdawhnyyC
>> No. 17446 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 3:13 pm
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Ooh, while we're on the subject...you know how you can select how much you want to donate to the humble bundle? Well if you are going to donate more than you have to, consider trimming the excess off and spending that on a second humble bundle to post here. The developers still get the same amount of money and it's a fun thing to post here.
>> No. 17448 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 4:41 pm
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You'll have to do without the other 2 codes for now lads, as I've been banned for a week for misuse of apostrophe.
>> No. 17449 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 4:42 pm
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>>17446
That's a very good idea.
>> No. 17452 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 5:41 pm
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Let's just pretend I'm not banned for this post.
F.E.A.R. 3
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=VqVMN2WNudbwvp5v
>> No. 17453 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 5:45 pm
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>>17452

Got it. Cheers lad.
>> No. 17454 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 5:54 pm
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>>17453
You're welcome. Glad it's gone to a good home.
>> No. 17456 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 5:58 pm
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>>17454

We'll see if I can actually play it on this set up, but I have been meaning to check out the F.E.AR. series. 2 might have been more likely to run. But hey, in a fortnight I have a new build.
>> No. 17458 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 6:03 pm
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>>17456
Try grabbing that too. I suspect it's gone, but no one has posted saying they've taken it.
>> No. 17459 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 6:06 pm
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>>17458

Tried, but nabbed. In fairness it might have been someone just about to clock off from work. We shall see if he has the politeness to post after dinner.
>> No. 17462 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 6:45 pm
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Last one from me for now.
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=smf3y3WyBPqHYm6N
>> No. 17463 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 6:48 pm
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>>17462

You legend. You utter fucking legend.
>> No. 17464 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 6:53 pm
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>>17463
Glad to bring a little happinness to .gs.
>> No. 17465 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 8:04 pm
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Good Lord! MOO 1 + 2 giveaway sold out in about ten seconds at most and the sever pooped out for a few seconds after.
>> No. 17466 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 8:36 pm
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GOG are doing a lot of freebies too. You just do a pretend purchase and it's yours for good, including whatever extras they chuck in. Some good ones given away so far too, not only crappy ones. The pace has really picked up so word has really got about or the yanks are awake.
>> No. 17467 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 8:39 pm
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>>17466
> You just do a pretend purchase and it's yours for good, including whatever extras they chuck in.
Really? How, pray tell, does this work my friend?
>> No. 17468 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 8:42 pm
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>>17467

It's entirely above board and nothing clever. You just click on the button to buy it during the offer and it's listed as a £0 purchase and then it is instantly added without needing to do any paypal, etc. So even if you're wary of giving financial stuff to them you can still get the freebies. they also have a few semi-permanent freebie offers, including an ultima game. They too can be got the same way.
>> No. 17469 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 8:46 pm
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The servers are really being hammered, so jump in quick to give yourself time if you really want something. I managed to score Beyond Good and Evil for nowt. Very good platformer adventure back in the day. The games have no DRM and let you download them without needing to install any special software gateways like Steam or Origin, etc. If I end up with doubles in my panic I'll pass them on.
>> No. 17470 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 8:47 pm
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>>17469
>Origin
Anyone use this? I don't, but I've got a code for a game for it.
>> No. 17471 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 8:53 pm
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>>17470

I'm sure someone would be happy enough to even sign up for it if they really wanted the game or were skint. Might do someone down on their luck a good turn.

It is interesting to see how fast some games sell out and how long some sales drag out on GOG. It's a clear vote on popularity or desirability.

BG 2 complete for £1.50 right now!
>> No. 17472 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:02 pm
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>>17471
Fair enough. Here's the Origin code for Dead Space 3
6DNW-XTU3-5X9H-3JKV-NRH2
Looks like I have some others too...I got keys for Steam and Origin, but only ever redeemed the Steam ones. Dead Space 3 had no steam code.
These might work for you, unless Origin and Steam partnered for this (unlikely) or bikethief beats you to it.

These first two haven't been redeemed anywhere either, actually.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Uprising Origin Key
C3G8-J5LB-32MK-85LY-QW2H
Populous Origin Key
D2AA-GNHG-D3DJ-A96Y-SF8R
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Try your luck with these.
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Dead Space Origin Key
BF7F-NXQ9-HSK7-YMGZ-DLPG
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box Origin Key
7AFX-3RFK-9JXA-LKAE-6X6J
Crysis 2 Maximum Edition Origin Key
9Y2S-ARTE-YJL8-EB9L-YDYP
Medal of Honor Origin Key
AG2J-96KG-G6JC-GN6A-PXZC
Mirror's Edge Origin Key
BRUL-LAL4-PJWE-KSBH-DZN3
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Good luck!
>> No. 17473 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:10 pm
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Hundreds of hours of top quality RPG fun (before you even touch mods). The BG2 offer was spectacular. Was actually £1.29 with the current conversion rate. Less than a penny per hour of entertainment, I'd say. Plus, it is a very replayable game. I'd recommend it even at the standard price. Good value for money if things are a bit tight too.
>> No. 17474 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:12 pm
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>>17473
I would have jumped on it, but no Linux support.

That's why I've given away the codes I have in this thread.
>> No. 17475 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:14 pm
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>>17474

I'm sure it can be run on ubuntu and the like by now. It is hugely popular and a good few years old. Not the most demanding system-wise either.
>> No. 17477 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:20 pm
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>>17472
The C&C:RA3 key has been used. By me. Cheers.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Tb-gI_pFog0
>> No. 17478 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:21 pm
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>>17477
Great news lad, enjoy!
>> No. 17479 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:22 pm
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>>17477
I like the Hell March but the RA2 version is the fucking tits.

It fits so well in the game's intro as well: http://www.youtube.com/v/fnd0qg4I_MM
>> No. 17480 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:22 pm
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>>17477

That was the last playable C&C game. And only just, at that.
>> No. 17481 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:24 pm
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>> No. 17482 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:24 pm
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Planescape: Torment for £1.29 too. The instant it came up I dove for it. So must have many others as the server died for ages. Thankfully I managed to worm my way in and snatched one of the few hundred copies at that price (which vanished in seconds if you take the server outage out of it). Well worth it. I can get a year's supply of gaming fun for the price of one AAA title at this rate.
>> No. 17483 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:25 pm
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>>17479
The bit where it says WESTWOOD STUDIOS PROUDLY PRESENTS really makes me tear up a bit. It makes me think developers don't actually give a fuck about their products anymore. :(
>> No. 17484 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:25 pm
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>>17481

Ouch. Don't think I'll be paying that for a FPS any time soon.
>> No. 17485 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:27 pm
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>>17483

It was a shame what happened to Westwood. So many good companies were wiped out or twisted out of recognition by that era of EA gobbling them up. I'll never forget the hours of fun I had clicking on the Harkonnen adviser's nose to make him go into spasms of twitching like a lunatic.
>> No. 17486 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:30 pm
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>>17484
Right, that kind of money is reserved for F2P games.
>> No. 17487 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:38 pm
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>>17486

Horrifying seeing how much money people are putting into these farmville type money sinks. They are often very poor games and there are plenty much better games that do the same for a lower long term cost. I worry it'll damage the market again, just as DLC was a broken leg.
>> No. 17488 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:47 pm
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>>17487
>just as DLC was a broken leg.
You've not played many videogames this last generation, have you?
>> No. 17489 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 9:49 pm
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>>17488
As in that they damage the quality of the games, presumably.
>> No. 17490 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 10:09 pm
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>>17489
Add on levels arent so bad. Where it gets bad is in something like an online game where some of the "DLC" gives players an advantage.
>> No. 17491 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 10:10 pm
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>>17488

I was talking to my mate who used to be a big PC gamer back in the day, like 15 years ago. He doesn't understand DLC.

He doesn't understand why people buy it, or why they don't complain about it. He started talking about how it was "all down hill after The Sims" which he claims are the spawn of Satan because they would schedule "expansions" and charge full price for them, but you needed Sims vanilla to play them.

It wouldn't shock me if that is when EA started to realise they could get away with shit like that.
>> No. 17492 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 10:15 pm
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"DLC"Is good when it's stuff like the GTA V Expansions or RDR Undead Nightmare. Proper full flourished expansions.

New Guns & Outfits however, no.
>> No. 17493 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 10:17 pm
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>>17490

Yeah, no one minds the odd small expansion or extra levels. That one with the DLC advantage is a very nasty move though and is so obviously a shitty thing to do it says a lot about those behind it. Or just as nasty is the day zero DLC that was obviously stripped out of the game to be repackaged. It ends up in a sort of "collect them all" thing where you have to dart around and snap up these missing parts to get the complete experience and often these greatly increase the overall price. Very nasty and dishonest. And all that is assuming you are even able to get all the missing parts. If you're unlucky and the game is out of print you are stuffed, as you could well be if you bought it in the 'wrong' shop and you can't get those parts. Worst is when you see it happen to a sequel where the old game included it all but as the new game made in the "fuck the gamers and customers up the arse" era it is stripped to the bone to milk you dry. Like that other poster said, there doesn't seem to to be the pride and love there used to be. I'm glad this sad and soulless age isn't my only or first experience with gaming.
>> No. 17494 Anonymous
13th November 2013
Wednesday 10:23 pm
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I was particularly shocked and dismayed by Paradox doing it so badly. They even stripped out the unit counters (I shit ye not) and sold them as separate in some games. Things that used to be included as part of the very basics are hacked out and dripped back in and things that would be extra freebies (like the save game convertor) will cost you $10. Although Paradox seems to have changed somewhat over the years from the smaller company they used to be so it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise they'd go sour elsewhere.
>> No. 17496 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 12:09 am
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The first DLC I remember is the horse armour in Oblivion, a non-functional graphical mod in a single-player game (amusingly, I read that as of a year or so ago there were still multiple people buying it every day on Xbox Live). Most customers find this pretty insulting, I know I considered DLC a dirty word for some time. Modern DLC packs, though, tend to have substantial extra content that people actually want. I don't really understand how people can't see the difference. DLC expansions are no weirder than sequels, they're just smaller in scope.

I wonder if in five or ten years time we'll be looking back on free-to-play and remarking how brutally consumer-unfriendly the play-to-win games we see today are. There's a lot of painfully clumsy monetisation that's going on in games at the moment but sooner or later someone's going to nail the cost/time/reward matrix just fucking right and we'll all come to enjoy it one way or another.
>> No. 17497 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 12:13 am
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The 80s and 90s were a golden age. It's sad we don't see the same greatness any more. I remember looking forward to what would come. I expected ever more complicated games and greater innovation. What I got was horse armour and graphic updates.
>> No. 17498 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 12:25 am
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I can also remember the sweeteners and promises when the digital system was being pushed - that we'd save money as we wouldn't have the costs of manuals and printing and producing physical copies that need to be shipped or sold through middle men. Yet almost always I can find the physical copy cheaper than the digital one. RIP OFF. Not only do they charge a much higher price they are clearly gouging for more profit as they have lower costs. And in the end you are beholden to them for your entire game collection's availability and continued usability. When they go tits up, bang goes all your games or DLC. We won't see the same preserved collections of old.
>> No. 17499 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 12:28 am
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>>17497
You're being a touch nostalgic I feel. Today, thanks to digital distribution and crowd funding, PC games are going through a veritable golden age. The apparent support for smaller developers on the new console platforms seem to indicate that gaming in general may be entering a renaissance where development once again opens up to all-comers, which can't be anything other than a good thing if complicated games and greater innovation are what you want. I'm genuinely confused as to why you'd feel the way you do.
>> No. 17500 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 12:40 am
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>>17498
> Yet almost always I can find the physical copy cheaper than the digital one.
Strange, with me it's the exact opposite.
>> No. 17501 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 1:11 am
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>>17500

Really? Any examples of that?

>>17499

Where are the fruits of this golden age then? All I've been shown are rotten apples.
>> No. 17502 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 1:26 am
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>>17499
>PC games are going through a veritable golden age.
Yeah. Irrespective of what games you loved in the 80s and 90s you can get more, and better, today in all those genres than you could back then, with few exceptions.

>I'm genuinely confused as to why you'd feel the way you do.
When people say "the 70s/80s/90s were a golden age" or similar what they mean is "I don't enjoy games as much as I used to when I was a highly impressionable child/teenager" which is a natural fact of modern games inevitably lacking that nostalgia. Nothing will ever alter my conviction that Chuckie Egg is one of the greatest platform games of all time, in the same way no one will ever convince me that Transformers: The Movie isn't a flawless gem of cartoon animation, but objectively I'm fucking wrong. The entertainment available today is better than we had as kids, and if I could trade Minesweeper for Minecraft among my childhood memories then I'd do it in a second.
>> No. 17503 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 2:21 am
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>>17502
> no one will ever convince me that Transformers: The Movie isn't a flawless gem of cartoon animation, but objectively I'm fucking wrong. The entertainment available today is better than we had as kids,
You're totally wrong, kids' films today have nothing with the depth and scope of emotion that Transformer: The Movie had.
>> No. 17504 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 2:22 am
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>>17501
> Really? Any examples of that?
Steam sales, Humble Bundle etc.
>> No. 17506 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 5:57 am
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Jack fucking Keane has broken the GOG.com sale. All the staff there have gone to bed so no one can do anything about it. It's been on sale for hours now, but almost no one wants to buy it, so it sits there forever. Some people bought copies just to try and get rid of it, but it isn't enough. Previous two games sold out in as many minutes. This must be hugely embarrassing to the developers/publishers and might get them to look at their games and their prices. The others must be doing something right when they can sell out before you get your CC details in.

>>17504

Sale prices don't count or someone can say their mate Billy gave them the disc for 1p. Standard pricing only, please. The kind you can rely on to buy and have shipped or available any time and not hoping for the alignment of the planets and moons.
>> No. 17507 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 5:59 am
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>>17502

>Yeah. Irrespective of what games you loved in the 80s and 90s you can get more, and better, today in all those genres than you could back then, with few exceptions.

No you can't. You can -at best- get the same with better graphics or the same thing with very small changes. They lack the ambition and revolutionary leaps of old. Sad times.
>> No. 17508 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 7:36 am
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After six hours in the flash sale they managed to sell out Jack Keane 2 at last. Mostly because one person bought 20 copies to get rid of it and others were doing likewise after all those hours of madding frustration for everyone.
>> No. 17509 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 7:40 am
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>>17508

http://www.youtube.com/v/xvX_5ym_ajI

It was like Stalingrad, lads, but we survived. Over a thousand posts about it on the site and goodness knows how many elsewhere.
>> No. 17510 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 9:07 am
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>>17506
> Sale prices don't count or someone can say their mate Billy gave them the disc for 1p. Standard pricing only, please. The kind you can rely on to buy and have shipped or available any time and not hoping for the alignment of the planets and moons.
Counts for me. I get every game I want, and never have to wait longer than a month or so for it to show up somewhere on sale.
>> No. 17511 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 10:05 am
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>>17472
>>17477
In case anyone missed this earlier...or if you didn't, then it might be that we have only one Origin user on the board. If that's the case, fill your boots lad and grab them all.
>> No. 17512 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 10:34 am
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>>17507
You just aren't playing the right games.
>> No. 17513 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 12:09 pm
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>>17501
>Where are the fruits of this golden age then? All I've been shown are rotten apples.
That's always going to be subjective to a certain extent, but for me Hotline Miami, Fez, Crusader Kings 2, Braid, Skyrim, Dark Souls, the Bioshock series, the Mass Effect series, the Uncharted series, Bastion, Journey, The Last of Us, the Walking Dead, both Portals, Persona 4, Red Dead Redemption, GTA V, the Witcher, Mark of the Ninja, Kerbal Space program, Don't Starve, Dark Souls, Papers Please, and most recently Brothers have been the best example of the stellar quality of games in the past few years. I would also suggest that, contrary to >>17507, they're far more than "the same [thing as the 80s and 90s} with better graphics or with very small changes".
>> No. 17514 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 1:05 pm
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>>17513
But they're AAA titles, AAA titles are always bad
>> No. 17515 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 1:08 pm
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>>17513
Not who you replied to, but how old are you?

I think some of those games are classics (Skyrim, The Portal games) but a lot of the others are just middle of the road. Braid and Bastion, for example (maybe MOR is too unkind to them) just didn't grab me by the balls as much as say Starfox, Ocarina Of Time, or even Dizzy.

I'll say this, one genre that has been kicking out good games is the Adventure lot. If you ever liked point and click hair-tearers like the Discworld game, stuff like Critter Chronicles (available for Linux!) is awesome. It's the one time I feel that better graphics haven't made the developers lazy.

Portal 2 though...for me, best game of the last ten years.
>> No. 17516 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 1:12 pm
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>>17515
Braid is excellent. I wouldn't even mention Skyrim, the storyline was pretty rubbish and the quests generic.
>> No. 17517 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 1:17 pm
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>>17516
> I wouldn't even mention Skyrim, the storyline was pretty rubbish and the quests generic.
>> No. 17518 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 1:18 pm
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>>17517
I don't think so. All the quests involved going from A to B, more or less.
>> No. 17519 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 1:26 pm
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>>17515
Braid is something like six years old now and when it came out there basically was no indie games scene. I think it's a somewhat over-hyped game, it certainly became the darling of the "games are a serious artform for serious consideration" crowd, and their endless bleating about it gave it a legacy that anyone playing it now would probably struggle to match to the game's own merits. It was an important milestone, though, and I think you could reasonably make the case that it signalled the arrival of the mainstream indie game, which pretty much everyone agrees has been a good thing.

Starfox (on SNES) is a pretty shit game by the way. Terrible framerate, sluggish controls. You need some heavy-duty nostalgia goggles to make that game playable.
>> No. 17520 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 1:28 pm
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>>17519
> Starfox (on SNES) is a pretty shit game by the way. Terrible framerate, sluggish controls.
I agree the framerate is bad. Don't complain about the controls though lad. Not my fault if you're not top gun material.

I think Lylat Wars will stand the test of time though. That game was off the hook.
>> No. 17521 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 3:19 pm
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>>17520

Do a barrel roll.
>> No. 17532 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 4:56 pm
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Anyone fancy FEAR?

https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=HhydAVWVcWyGTAsM
>> No. 17533 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 4:59 pm
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>>17532

Legend. Cheers lad. Got really excited about this looking at the wiki on the series last night.
>> No. 17535 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 5:01 pm
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>>17533
No worries. the Expansions for fear 1 are well worth a blast too. But they get retconned/ ignored by Fear 2 & 3 proper.
>> No. 17536 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 5:03 pm
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Warhammer 40,000 - Dawn of War

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>> No. 17540 Anonymous
14th November 2013
Thursday 5:09 pm
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>>17515
>Not who you replied to, but how old are you?
Old enough to have started playing games on a SNES.

And yet young/immature enough to be able to cite a couple dozen of my favourite videogames from the past generation off the top of my head.

The early to mid 2000s were really the nadir of gaming, I think. Unless you were a fan of WW2 shooters or the occasional modern shooter, there was rather a drought of interesting material. It's frankly incredible that the scene has changed to the point that Sony dedicated a huge chunk their E3 stage time to indie games this year. It would've been unfathomable that that could happen just a few years ago. I find it hard to be anything but optimistic about the state of gaming and its future.
>> No. 17567 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 12:45 am
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If Sony and EA get their claws into indie games then you can kiss it all goodbye, just as the great old smaller studios or companies like Westwood and Origin. The games scene was like a graveyard after that.
>> No. 17568 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 9:47 am
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One each lads.

Batman™: Arkham Asylum GOTY:
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=uTN3CehqSFrpEFAf

Batman™: Arkham City GOTY:
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=GhWUbGRVVq3P6EU6

Batman™: Arkham Origins DLC:
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=kheb8rWsGrcy8h3D
>> No. 17569 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 10:37 am
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>>17567
Indie games don't need Sony or EA though, that's the whole point. There are now tools and distribution methods that make it possible for an individual or a small team to make an interesting, professional quality game on a shoestring budget, and make a substantial profit if the result is good. The reason that (as >>17540 pointed out) the early 00's were such a creatively bankrupt time for videogames is that the market swung full tilt toward closed, proprietary consoles with high game unit costs, and these games were almost entirely bought from brick and mortar stores that added their own significant overheads. The barrier for entry was measured in millions dollars per game project and required hundreds of thousands of unit sales to break even. There is very little tolerance for risk in any environment like this, which is why we ended up storming Omaha beach ad nauseam.

Westwood got fucked because they needed EA. Team Meat, Mossmouth, Mojang, these folks don't need EA, and platform holders like Sony are increasingly coming to them cap in hand asking for access. The bad old days aren't coming back - the genie is out of the bottle. The real question is, to what extent is the rise in popularity of small, cheap games going to eat into the viability of triple-A blockbuster titles?
>> No. 17570 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 12:47 pm
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It has happened once, it will happen again. When you lads get old enough you'll understand. You'll see the cycle happen again and taste nothing but ashes and disappointment.
>> No. 17571 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 6:37 pm
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This in mind, I found a couple of nice old Sega leaflets a while back. Anyone wanna see em?
>> No. 17573 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 7:01 pm
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>>17571
Yes please.
>> No. 17574 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 7:09 pm
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>>17571
YES

I am going to dump some Viz ones, hope they aren't the same.
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15th November 2013
Friday 7:10 pm
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15th November 2013
Friday 7:10 pm
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15th November 2013
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>> No. 17578 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 7:13 pm
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>>17575
I dislike the quip about female players but I posted it anyway.
>> No. 17579 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 7:17 pm
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>>17578

Oh, you're one of those boring ones then. Pity.
>> No. 17580 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 7:43 pm
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>>17579
I just posted ancient videogame adverts from Viz, we can both rest easy in the knowledge that I'm pretty boring.
>> No. 17581 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 9:32 pm
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ok lads. Here we go.
>> No. 17582 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 9:32 pm
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>> No. 17583 Anonymous
15th November 2013
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>> No. 17584 Anonymous
15th November 2013
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>> No. 17585 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 9:35 pm
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And now, Megadrive.
>> No. 17586 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 9:35 pm
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15th November 2013
Friday 9:35 pm
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>> No. 17588 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 9:36 pm
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>> No. 17589 Anonymous
15th November 2013
Friday 9:38 pm
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And finally, a reaction image purloined from the Megadrive stuff.
>> No. 17604 Anonymous
16th November 2013
Saturday 8:47 am
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>> No. 17605 Anonymous
16th November 2013
Saturday 10:26 am
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>> No. 17606 Anonymous
16th November 2013
Saturday 10:26 am
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>> No. 17607 Anonymous
16th November 2013
Saturday 11:50 am
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>>17606
Holy fuck, I want one.
>> No. 17609 Anonymous
16th November 2013
Saturday 12:01 pm
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>>17607
The Mega PC is the less interesting of the two, being as it is functionally split in half (kind of like the image shows) - the "special" bit is the monitor which is both capable of both 15.6kHz for the Megadrive video and 31.2kHz for the PC VGA video (I have a feeling the sound card is shared but everything else is discrete, so the PC can't interact with the Megadrive or vice versa). The Teradrive actually allows you to talk to the 68k CPU but you're stuck with a 286 and a very odd, very custom Japanese system architecture. They are both pretty cool IMO.
>> No. 17647 Anonymous
18th November 2013
Monday 10:41 pm
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>>17228

I don't know why you like Superfrog HD so much, is it the nostalgia factor? I'm inclined to go on a AVGN type rant.

-Why can't you use spud whilst jumping?
-Why can't you use spud in the 8 cardinal directions?
-Half the time I don't know where the fuck I'm going despite the occasional arrows.
-It's cheesy as fuck.

It's growing on me but I still think it sucks and I'd never buy it on its own.
>> No. 17648 Anonymous
18th November 2013
Monday 10:53 pm
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>>17647
To add to that, is this game a sonic knock off?
What's the point of the fruit machines?
Why does he hold his breath underwater?
>> No. 17649 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 12:20 pm
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>>17647>>17648
I grabbed a copy of Superfrog HD from this thread and I quite enjoyed it. All the things you mention are basically just remnants of 90s game design, and the limitations of the hardware of that era combined with development time/budget constraints. Saying it's "cheesy as fuck" is kind of missing the point, it's like saying that Mass Effect is a bit too sci-fi or that Disney movies are a bit family-friendly.

If you weren't playing games in the 80s and 90s it probably (and justifiably) has very little appeal.
>> No. 17650 Anonymous
19th November 2013
Tuesday 2:00 pm
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>>17647
I liked it back in 1992, so it's most likely that.

The game is pretty unchanged really. The levels are changed to be easier, but the original levels you unlock with the fruit machine are the proper ones.
>> No. 17777 Anonymous
28th November 2013
Thursday 10:00 pm
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Got Jamestown already from this HB if anyone wants it.
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=eET3c685d2DbbkeC
>> No. 17882 Anonymous
3rd December 2013
Tuesday 9:52 pm
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Serious Sam 3 if anyone wants it. The online co-op is fun on this.

https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=uPS2PNGrX6R7ddnw
>> No. 17883 Anonymous
4th December 2013
Wednesday 1:57 am
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>>17882
Thanks ladm8. Much appreciated.
>> No. 17884 Anonymous
4th December 2013
Wednesday 2:19 am
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Heartwarming to see the Christmas spirit in action here. N1.
>> No. 17885 Anonymous
4th December 2013
Wednesday 2:30 am
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>>17884
Have a nosey back through the thread lad, i'm sure half the games have not been claimed yet.
>> No. 17886 Anonymous
4th December 2013
Wednesday 2:44 am
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>>17885
I'm pretty sure 90% of them have been claimed. Quite a few were taken and not acknowledged.
>> No. 17887 Anonymous
4th December 2013
Wednesday 5:36 pm
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Anyone fancy some fun with Garry and his mod? Here yeh go.

https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=XynzCUW5BpCEBfEb
>> No. 17888 Anonymous
4th December 2013
Wednesday 5:40 pm
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>>17887

One of those mods or game modes that can be very basic or hugely complicated and time consuming depending on how you approach it. Certainly fun for organising huge battles.
>> No. 17899 Anonymous
4th December 2013
Wednesday 10:00 pm
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>>17887
Well, once again some cunt appears to have taken it without posting. You're welcome.
>> No. 17900 Anonymous
4th December 2013
Wednesday 10:23 pm
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>>17899
That is really weird. I suppose it wouldn't be too difficult to script a bot to monitor imageboards in order to snag and process game codes, but it does seem like a particularly cuntish thing to do.
>> No. 17901 Anonymous
4th December 2013
Wednesday 11:23 pm
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Apologies chaps. I grabbed that one earlier but as luck would have it, the internet dropped right after.

I intend to make something .gs related with it.
>> No. 17978 Anonymous
11th December 2013
Wednesday 5:29 am
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This one might be a bit dodgy because I clicked "gift" since I already owned Magicka then had a crisis of confidence since I didn't have the DnD DLC and redeemed it to my email account. But it didn't work when I tried to pair to my steam account.

Anyway here's the link, go mental. Obfuscated in case of crawl bots trying to steal stuff from such posted links.

https://www(dot)humble bundle(dot)com/downloads(questionmark)key= 2Dc u8W wwf 5KX 3ke 5
>> No. 17985 Anonymous
14th December 2013
Saturday 10:49 pm
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Magicka + 2 DLC:
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=8Mkuwk68zr25rhfU
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=5rcZvZ2VWvBCNeXH

Sanctum 2:
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=Hb6vwTm7Va8bDf3a
>> No. 17986 Anonymous
14th December 2013
Saturday 10:54 pm
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>>17985

Not taken them, but if there are any RPG type fans then have a look at Magicka.
>> No. 17987 Anonymous
15th December 2013
Sunday 12:40 pm
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>>17985

Cheers lad.
>> No. 17988 Anonymous
15th December 2013
Sunday 8:05 pm
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Killing Floor if anyone wants it. Tough learning curve, but fun. There's usually at least a few servers with about 40 people on. Plus the voice acting is English.
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=xx5Mede2G4nK3PEN
>> No. 17989 Anonymous
16th December 2013
Monday 12:36 am
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>>17988

I grabbed that one as well, only due to the learning curb aspect.

I will grab a few in the new year to distribute to the other lads.
>> No. 17990 Anonymous
18th December 2013
Wednesday 2:38 am
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Quite pleased with how the thread turned out. Here come a couple more surplus games.
Little Inferno https://www.bumblebundle.com/gift?key=K5GF7d6vwCy5SNXn
Gemini Rue https://www.humblegrundle.com/gift?key=4EvkAD7Y3mNG8cX8
>> No. 17991 Anonymous
18th December 2013
Wednesday 2:08 pm
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>>17988
I bought Killing Floor, like, three years ago and have never played it. It looks like it belongs in the nineties, the era of gratuitous video game violence.
>> No. 17992 Anonymous
18th December 2013
Wednesday 2:30 pm
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>>17991

As a UT2004 mod originally, I find Killing Floor rather nicely conveys exactly the kind of not-too-serious online fun that has become almost entirely absent under today's gaming culture.

It reminds me of when FPS games were the mainstay exclusively of geeks with expensive PCs, not lowest common denominator rubbish that every 13 year old can play on their Xbox.
>> No. 17993 Anonymous
18th December 2013
Wednesday 6:44 pm
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>>17992

Well said, that person. Those are the kind of qualities it is too easy to overlook.
>> No. 17994 Anonymous
18th December 2013
Wednesday 6:45 pm
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>>17606

I liked that until I saw "Amstrad". The kiss of death.
>> No. 18034 Anonymous
21st December 2013
Saturday 11:34 pm
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>>17991

It's mostly just fun if you've got a few friends to play with. Not much to it at all really, just a plain old zombie mod released by itself.
>> No. 18035 Anonymous
24th December 2013
Tuesday 9:14 pm
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>>17227
I bought Superfrog HD on the PS3 the other day, and it seems i'm Number 1 in the world on a couple of levels.

Fucking hell, it cant have sold that few can it?
>> No. 18036 Anonymous
24th December 2013
Tuesday 10:05 pm
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>>18035

Probably just for that day or week, or perhaps month. Although, you could be. I held the 187th spot for a long time for the Ski Jump on Trails HD and that sold millions, and millions still play it to this day.

I got a pop up while playing AC 3 that said I was in the top 100 for Jaeger kills in the world, but on further inspection it was just for that day.
>> No. 18037 Anonymous
24th December 2013
Tuesday 10:33 pm
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>>18035
Me and my brother were on the top 10 global for nucleus co-op for many months.
>> No. 18038 Anonymous
25th December 2013
Wednesday 1:27 am
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>>18036>>18037
Ahh yes, seems it was the daily & weekly boards.

Still, 9th in the all time board on 1 map, so well chuffed.
>> No. 18069 Anonymous
3rd January 2014
Friday 7:35 pm
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>>18036
I hovered around the top 20 in Metal Gear Online's Team Sneaking mode. I was 5th for a few days. It made me feel a very strange mixture of pride and shame.
>> No. 18260 Anonymous
14th February 2014
Friday 10:04 pm
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Dungeon Keeper is free on gog.com right now
>> No. 18261 Anonymous
15th February 2014
Saturday 12:14 am
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>>18260
And DK2 75% off.

Maybe it's because I played DK2 first, which has a brilliant overarching campaign, but DK1 seems like a succession of poorly designed multiplayer maps to me with little linking them together.
>> No. 18262 Anonymous
15th February 2014
Saturday 1:02 am
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>>18261

I've played both and DK1 always felt to me like it was made with more love. DK2 felt to me more like a cash grab. There were some nice ideas in there, but overall, I thought, poorly executed.
>> No. 18263 Anonymous
15th February 2014
Saturday 1:33 am
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>>18262
I came back to both a few years ago. DK1 still great, DK2, not so much. Hard to say how much of that is nostalgia.
>> No. 18275 Anonymous
16th February 2014
Sunday 5:01 pm
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Civ III

https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=5rB2UVypsnTfcntM
>> No. 18276 Anonymous
16th February 2014
Sunday 9:10 pm
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>>18275

I never liked that one. It made it too difficult to maintain a large empire, which is all I really like to do in Civ. That's why I play Civ IV where the only victory condition is Conquest.
>> No. 18381 Anonymous
28th March 2014
Friday 12:52 pm
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http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/03/27/dead-space-is-free-on-origin
>> No. 18429 Anonymous
23rd April 2014
Wednesday 8:16 pm
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Red Orchestra 2 is free on Steam for 24 hours lads.
>> No. 18430 Anonymous
23rd April 2014
Wednesday 8:36 pm
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>>18429

I loved that game for a solid year, but now when I try to play it I get about 2 minutes before it starts rubber banding and I get "session banned" for "speed hacking".

And when it's not lagging it's painfully unfinished, although I assume that's what the 8.5 GB patch just sorted out.
>> No. 18431 Anonymous
23rd April 2014
Wednesday 10:59 pm
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>>18430
An 8.5GB patch?! Fuck me they must have just rewrote the game from scratch!

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 18432 Anonymous
24th April 2014
Thursday 12:16 am
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>>18431

> rewrote

Sort it out lad.
>> No. 18671 Anonymous
1st June 2014
Sunday 9:16 pm
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Battlefield 3 is free on origin for the next couple of days.

If you have a gold account on a 360 then Dark Souls is free with the Games on Gold.
>> No. 18672 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 10:52 am
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>>18432

We getting banned for northernisms now?
>> No. 18673 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 10:55 am
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>>18672

That isn't a written colloquialism, next you'll be telling us "Baff" is an acceptable spelling of Bath.
>> No. 18674 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 12:21 pm
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>>18673
It's "Baff Spar", lad.
>> No. 18675 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 12:34 pm
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>>18673

"Baff" is a misspelling of a word whereas "rewrote" is an alternative form of the word "rewritten" which is used in the North. Your comparison is therefore not valid.
>> No. 18676 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 12:54 pm
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>>18675

I rewrote it.
I have rewritten it.

It is not an alternative form, it's simply a different conjugation of the verb. In that post it was used incorrectly, ergo it was a grammar error.
>> No. 18677 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:18 pm
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>>18676

It's a formal error but is used colloquially in the North which is my point; the rules need to be clearer. Do we have to use proper Oxford grammar and spelling at all times, or are we allowed to actually write like we talk?
>> No. 18678 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:30 pm
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>>18677

Stop saying every bit of shit grammar is "used in the North". If that's the case, then stop, because just because several million folksy football hooligans and teenage mothers do it, doesn't make it right.

And I'm allowed to say that, because I'm from Cheshire, which is in the North.
>> No. 18679 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:30 pm
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>>18677

> or are we allowed to actually write like we talk?

I'm not a mod so don't take this as gospel but I think the unwritten rule is "only in /iq/ or if done in a satirical, italicised or obviously humorous fashion". Terrible grammar and spelling was almost ubiquitous in the area I grew up in, but that doesn't mean I can claim such as a local colloquialism.
>> No. 18680 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:38 pm
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>>18679

In which case it makes sense that one must be banned for claiming something is "well good" or that you're going "round t'shop", right?
>> No. 18681 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:41 pm
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Actually I don't know why I'm arguing about this except that I want to be a dickhead, I'm sorry lads.
>> No. 18682 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:43 pm
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>>18677

>Do we have to use proper Oxford grammar and spelling at all times[?]

Outside of /iq/ or satire, Yes.
>> No. 18683 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:46 pm
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>>18680

I'm pretty sure that's still proper grammar, just not a formal manner of, err, it.

See how I just did an "err", obviously you shouldn't really write like that, but the grammar's still correct and this being the first person and an imageboard, I think it's okay. Maybe.

Regardless, not using the correct meaning of a word isn't really a colloquialism, it's just wrong.
>> No. 18684 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:46 pm
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>>18680

I'm not sure I want to even think too much about this, but "well good" as opposed to "very good" is probably at about the same point on the Sin-o-meter as conflating "less" and "fewer". Incorrect but widely used enough to not be ban worthy.

"T'shop", "missus", "aye", "m8", "blud" etc are all presumably done self-consciously and are generally used in context. Some of them also make up part of the general board culture, such as one exists. Sage because I'm just generally stabbing in the dark here.

In other words Lurk Moar Don't ban me please :(
>> No. 18685 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:48 pm
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>>18683

Yeah and the Masonic lodge should start letting in women, because no one remember why they aren't allowed in. Maybe.
>> No. 18686 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:51 pm
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>>18684

Lurk Moar is in the site's manifesto.
>> No. 18687 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:55 pm
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'Have wrote' has much more legitimacy, since it's an archaism coming from early modern English.
http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~cpercy/courses/EModEGrammarIntro.htm
>> No. 18688 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 1:56 pm
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>>18685

I'm not sure your metaphor holds up. Nay, I don't think it do There's nothing there. When does satire become piss taking?

It's my understanding that the poster may jabber like an idiot until the mods turf them out, providing their grammar is in order while they do so.
>> No. 18689 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 2:17 pm
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>>18687

Archaism is Yy clue as to why Yat is wrong, lad.
>> No. 18690 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 2:26 pm
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>>18689

You have a strange mindset if you think that the only correct form of English is late-20th-Century English and it's not allowed to progress to other forms of uses or else it's "wrong" but also it's not allowed to regress to previous forms of uses or else it's "wrong".
>> No. 18691 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 2:33 pm
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>>18690

That is beautifully crafted Straw man you've constructed for yourself, if you only had a brain...
>> No. 18692 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 2:45 pm
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>>18691

By all means, deconstruct the "straw man".
>> No. 18693 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 3:00 pm
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>>18692

But then you'd just have a pile of straw and that shit gets everywhere.
>> No. 18694 Anonymous
2nd June 2014
Monday 3:09 pm
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>>18692

Really? Where in my post did I display a mindset that decries the fluidity of language?

If you are going to shitpost about languages, do it in /iq/.
>> No. 18848 Anonymous
18th June 2014
Wednesday 8:04 pm
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GOG has some pretty great deals up in bundles right now. You can get all of bullfrog's best games for under $10, and all the old Legacy of Kain, Hitman, Rayman, and Thief games for peanuts.

Also, the last truly great football game: http://www.gog.com/game/sensible_world_of_soccer_9697
>> No. 18849 Anonymous
19th June 2014
Thursday 6:43 pm
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Steam Summer sales on lads. Prepare your wallets.
>> No. 18850 Anonymous
19th June 2014
Thursday 6:45 pm
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>>18849

Is it summer already? Fucking hell. I hadn't even noticed.
>> No. 18853 Anonymous
20th June 2014
Friday 2:00 am
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>>18849

Fuck's sake. Here I was trying to save money... There's not usually much that interests me in them these days though. I feel I've played everything good already.

Far Cry 3 looks tempting for £3.74 though...
>> No. 18854 Anonymous
20th June 2014
Friday 2:07 am
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One Way Heroics is worth a chuck, only £0.57 in the Steam sale. Reminds me a bit of a slower paced and less stylish Half-Minute Hero, but it's still pretty fun and interesting. Roguelikelike where there is a wave of darkness on the left side of the screen moving towards the right, while you have to do your exploring kind of like a cross between an old school JRPG, a very basic roguelike, and those scrolling levels from Super Mario Bros 3. Very addictive, one of those games where you can't help but have another go when you die. Also when you die you get points that can be used to unlock perks/classes/storage space for your next character.

Also it has trading cards if you're working towards badges and stuff.
>> No. 18908 Anonymous
22nd June 2014
Sunday 12:41 am
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Skyrim's £2.50 right now, in case you're the one person in the universe who doesn't already own it.

Also State of Decay is criminally underrated and is less than £4.

Oh yeah, and if you contribute points (by crafting badges, of course) on a day that your team wins, you have a chance of getting the top 3 games on your wishlist for free.
>> No. 18911 Anonymous
22nd June 2014
Sunday 11:26 am
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Hmmmm... I don't know...

State of Decay looks crazy, for the price it's going for. Otherwise, I'm not sure, I don't want this to become a massive time sink. I play Quake Live these days, and thats free...
>> No. 18913 Anonymous
22nd June 2014
Sunday 7:16 pm
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Eeeee Metro Last Light complete for six quid. Chuffed I am, that's my next couple of days gone.

I loved 2033, but I always feel like buying these kind of narrative-driven linear shooters is a waste of money when there are games out there that have so much more longevity. For that price it's more that worth it though, I'm sure.
>> No. 18915 Anonymous
22nd June 2014
Sunday 9:21 pm
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>>18908
I don't own Skyrim. People go on about The Elder Scrolls, so I tried to play Morrowind, and it became abundantly clear that it would take a million years to get through it. I still don't know how one is supposed to make any money in that game without cheating. I ended up repeatedly buying and selling the same object to the same traders until I had emptied their purse and increased my bartering skill to max level, but that's clearly not the way one is supposed to do it.
>> No. 18916 Anonymous
22nd June 2014
Sunday 9:32 pm
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>>18915
Morrowind and, to a lesser extent, Oblivion required the player to invest quite a lot more time to get anything out of them than Skyrim. It's a much more accessible game, you can't go wrong with it at £2.50.
>> No. 18917 Anonymous
22nd June 2014
Sunday 9:37 pm
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Kingdoms of Amalur is on sale for £5. It's definitely worth a look if you like the Elder Scrolls games. Or if you like the state of Rhode Island and want to save them from their own poor financial decisions.
>> No. 18918 Anonymous
22nd June 2014
Sunday 9:45 pm
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>>18917

KoA is basically a single player MMO, gameplay wise. It is good, don't get me wrong, but it is in dire need of some love.

It pains me that the source code is on a computer in an office basement somewhere.
>> No. 18919 Anonymous
22nd June 2014
Sunday 9:49 pm
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Anyone played Contagion? I understand it's just No More Room in Hell but an actual game rather than a free unpolished mod. Which works for me because I like NMRIH. But I want some more opinions before I get it on the Daily Deal.
>> No. 18921 Anonymous
22nd June 2014
Sunday 10:31 pm
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>>18919
Is alright, played it a few times and was not blown away.
Spend a lot of the time looking for some keys or something, which can be boring.
I did not enjoy NMRIH much either so I think the game is not for me.
>> No. 18922 Anonymous
22nd June 2014
Sunday 10:41 pm
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>>18915
> and it became abundantly clear that it would take a million years to get through it.
Nay. The Big Bad Evil Guy can be killed right from the start with a few tricks, if that's what you were looking for.
Otherwise Morrowind is exactly what you have stated. Cannot say it makes it any worse but I may be biased, as it is one of my favourite games.
>> No. 18923 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 12:08 am
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>>18922
>The Big Bad Evil Guy can be killed right from the start with a few tricks, if that's what you were looking for.
True though that may be, I can't imagine anyone buys Morrowind with the idea that they can speedrun through it on their early attempts. It's a vast game and not well suited to any new player who hasn't got tens or hundreds of hours spare to put into it. >>18916 is right in that Skyrim is more accessible, but the same caveat holds true - the game expects you to invest a lot of time. I enjoyed it but I was unemployed. If your free time is short it would be a singularly frustrating experience, I'd guess.
>> No. 18954 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 2:22 am
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>>18915

Morrowind hype is purely nostalgia goggles, IMO.

I can see why people like it, but every time I play it I get bored within about 3 hours of starting. The game is just so obtuse and uninviting, it doesn't so much reward exploration as force you to blunder about until something accidentally fun happens. You really need to invest a lot of time and effort in the game to get something out of it, which is far less true of Oblivion and Skyrim and makes the overall experience more pleasurable, despite their arguably less detailed and interesting worlds and lore.

Maybe when I was younger I would have had time for that but nowadays it's a huge turn-off. And no, mods don't make it better.
>> No. 18956 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 2:37 am
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>>18954
I think Morrowind's world is a lot more interesting than those of Skyrim and Oblivion. The region in Oblivion was primarily uninteresting grassy plains, with a small mountain bit for variety, the only major variation seemed to be between cities. Also the ruins/temples/caves dotting the area were too plentiful considering they tended to have copypasted interiors. Skyrim improved on that somewhat, but it again lacked anything unique. Morrowind's world seemed a lot more fantastical and alien with the volcano and the mushroom forests and the more interesting architecture, which was and still is refreshing when so many RPGs settle into the familiar rut of grassy middle-Earth type settings. Also the lack of hand-holding and the fact that exploration actually has a sense of danger attached is good.

Main issues with Morrowind are that sometimes it's very difficult to know where you're going, compared to Skyrim/Oblivion where you follow the arrows. Also the combat is incredibly infuriating as it attempts to go between classic dice rolling RPG combat and more action focused real time combat. So at early levels you're hitting a mud crab, the sword is physically colliding with the mud crab, but it's classed as a miss because the sword skill isn't high enough. Very frustrating. I think it's a game that someone who played Oblivion/Skyrim first would probably have difficulty warming to, and is one of those games that only seems to be majorly enjoyed by people who are tolerant of janky mechanics, like people who enjoy the Gothic/Risen games and Two Worlds and the Divinity series.
>> No. 18958 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 2:52 am
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>>18954
I agree. Even with steam's in-game web browser you can check maps and such, it's a pain in the backside with little return in terms of fun.
>> No. 18963 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 3:08 am
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For fucks sake, it's 3am and I'm downloading Morrowind and Oblivion.

It's not like I wanted to be productive this week anyway.
>> No. 18968 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 5:33 am
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>>18956

Yeah, like I said, I think Morrowind's world is definitely more interesting, it's just that it's not immersive in any way. It seems counter intuitive because you'd think having just a map and a diary, figuring things our for yourself, would be much MORE immersive; but the thing is that it IS a game, and you have to be able to think in the way that the game wants you to think before you can meaningfully engage with it. Constantly faffing with the clunky UI and negotiating the idiosyncracies of the various combat/skill systems, dice rolls and all, just constantly took me out of it and reminded me I'm just playing an ugly bastard game.

Oblivirim just did a much better job of making it clear how the world worked and what your part in it was to be, despite the fact they were much more restrained worlds. Skyrim was much more guilty of the lack of variety than Oblivion, I thought- It's the main thing that killed it in the end for me. I would be happy if I never fought another draugr in my life.
>> No. 19010 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 1:10 pm
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If you can get past Morrowind's flaws (and for a lot of people, these flaws are impossibly arcane) then you are rewarded with a beautifully hand-crafted world to explore.

Oblivion didn't front-load its problems in such a way. Instead, it left it up to the player to discover for himself that there was no demonic invasion, that every Oblivion gate was the same, that every Aylied ruin was the same, ... , that rigidly level-scaled enemies mean that no matter where you are you or what you're fighting it's always manageable (unless you levelled non-combat skills in which case fuck you, get ready to hit the goblin 30 times before it dies), spell-making was removed, many skills were removed or merged, many spells were removed or toned down, it had an even worse trading system than Morrowind where merchants had a 'maximum value per item' that they were willing to pay, "I saw a mudcrab the other day", a new physics engine with some potential yet no spells to take advantage of this, a fairly tedious minigame for lockpicking, an utter bullshit minigame for dialogue, that weapon skills have very little effect on damage dealt and no effect on chance to hit which makes it shit as an RPG, no options besides block - attack which makes it shit as an action game, no choices in dialogue, "I saw a mudcrab the other day", become head of every guild, become head of the mages' guild without casting a single spell, most guild quests (mages, fighters, dark brotherhood) are about killing someone, ALL loot is scaled to your level so dungeon crawling and thieving both lose their thrill, stealth is binary, 'Radiant AI' was nothing but a schedule and inane conversations, "I saw a mudcrab the other day".

Excuse me, but I'm very bitter about Oblivion.
>> No. 19011 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 1:58 pm
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>>19010

I watched the attached comparison of Skyrim and Morrowind this morning and realised that I've only really played one "true" RPG, and that was Deus Ex. My definition of a "true RPG" is one where you have to immerse yourself in the game or get slapped like a fool. Not that one you can hop in and out of is inherently bad, but it'd be nice for the lore of a world to mean something more. Lore more, more lore, law maw. Wibble.

And do you find being told "I saw a Mudcrab today", by Oblivion's endless population of simpletons, more or less annoying than being told "someone killed a dragon recently", when it was in fact you killing yet another dragon, practically on the steps of the city you're in?

http://www.youtube.com/v/1wujJnlsJh4

PS. It's a rather splendid channel so I'd recommend a subscription.
>> No. 19019 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 4:25 pm
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>>19010
Jesus, you described Oblivion down to a tee. I agree with you 110%.

I bought the game on a whim since I noticed it had pretty graphics and nice atmosphere. However, you're dead right about everything.

I might add how broken the game is logically. For instance, I never played past the 1st story line mission, reason was that I was so fucking annoyed that random Oblivion gates would pop up when I'm free roaming. There was simply nothing more annoying. And they continued until you completed x amount of story line quests.

If you ignore them, you can essentially complete the rest of the game - which begs the question, the evil lad behind it all, he has some patience doesn't he? "LETS INVADE CYRODIL! OH NO, WAIT, THE HERO IS BUSY DOING SOMETHING ELSE, BETTER WAIT THEN..." Stupid.

The dialogue was also shambolic, the repetition, the unnatural voices, the general plastic feel of it all. Very poorly done.

The ONLY way the game is remotely playable is with mods, especially OOO, which abolishes the idiotic leveling system and treasure scaling system. Oh wow an onion and a iron sword after a 2 hour dungeon crawl.

And the other thing that rea-"Oblivion.exe has stopped working"
>> No. 19022 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 4:46 pm
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The only redeeming feature of Oblivion is the slew of sex mods where I can live out my fantasies as a fat black bird with a twelve incher.
>> No. 19023 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 4:49 pm
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What really killed Oblivion for me was the realisation that >30% of all my play time was spent waiting for the thing to load between areas.

(That's what you get for playing the game on a PS3. I ended up keeping a Gameboy with Tetris nearby to fill the time.)
>> No. 19025 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 4:59 pm
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>>19010
>an utter bullshit minigame for dialogue
I've never played Oblivion and I still find this video very amusing.

http://www.youtube.com/v/tAHBMj2N5Qs
>> No. 19030 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 5:21 pm
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>>19011

You have a rather unique - and literal - definition of a "true RPG". Have you played Gothic?

Skyrim's dialogue is just as inane as Oblivion's, but there was so much pre-game hype around Oblivion's NPCs that when I did get my hands on the game interactions left me cold. In comparison, when Skyrim was released I expected another horrendous disappointment, so when it was released I was actually pleasantly surprised that it improved some things over its predecessor. It's a more focused and honest action game. With the mod Requiem it even becomes a damn good first-person RPG in its own right.

>>19019

Oblivion's demonic invasion story just doesn't suit the aimless world exploration also encouraged by the game. What's more, the guilds (the most powerful organisations in the province) don't give a shit about the invasion. It would be cool if once you were head of the Mages Guild you could order them to close Oblivion gates with you or whatever, just to do SOMETHING to show that the main quest is actually happening. The same goes for Skyrim and I think >>19011's video explains why very well. In fact, I'm probably saying the same things he did in a less precise way.
>> No. 19039 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 5:53 pm
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>>19030
> What's more, the guilds (the most powerful organisations in the province) don't give a shit about the invasion.

Come to think of it, yeah, it's amazingly stupid.

The game also forces you to be good, if you chose to be bad you get essentially cut off from the cities by the psychic athlete guards. That killed immersion for me big time. Doesn't matter were you are, they always have a knowledge of your crimes. Again, stupid.

I never finished the game since it just got so tedious, and as I mentioned, mods fixed it heavily, but the downside was that it crashed nearly every 20 minutes on the dot. And it was an inherent problem for all players, regardless of system specs.
>> No. 19071 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 8:28 pm
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Aside;

Can anyone point me to a worthwhile RPG?

Strictly NOT JRPG, no turn-based combat bollox, nothing uses ascii as an interface, not too much boring dialogue.
>> No. 19072 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 8:30 pm
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>>19071
Deus Ex.
KOTOR 1 + 2.
>> No. 19073 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 8:31 pm
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>>19071
Landstalker : Treasures of King Nole

It's a Megadrive game mind.
>> No. 19075 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 8:34 pm
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>>19071
Dragon Age Origins is excellent if you haven't already played it. Real shame about the sequel.
>> No. 19076 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 8:35 pm
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>>19071

>no turn-based

YOU! You are the reason the Dragon Quest games rarely get localised.

Why do you enjoy seeing me in pain, lad? I live a good life!
>> No. 19077 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 8:36 pm
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>>19075

The new one isn't looking up to much either. Dragon Age 2.5, by the looks of it.
>> No. 19078 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 8:45 pm
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>>19076
The ONLY turn based game I found ok was Fallout 2.

>>19075
Dunno, the hub-bub from the sequels put a really bad taste in my mouth.

What about stuff like Baldurs Gate?
>> No. 19079 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 8:52 pm
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>>19071

>no turn-based combat bollox
>not too much boring dialogue

Have you considered action games instead?
>> No. 19082 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 9:59 pm
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>>19079
M-maybe...

Come to think of it, fuck... I apologise, I'm no RPG player - the best one I consider is FO3. And even with that, I lose concentration after a short time. All I've ever wanted is a decent RPG, or something what I described.
>> No. 19086 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 11:11 pm
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>>19082

Have you considered S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Deus Ex or System Shock 2?

I'm trying to think of stuff to recommend but all I can think of is the 'FPS with RPG elements'; can you be more specific with what you enjoyed in Fallout 3? I'm assuming you've tried New Vegas. If not then you really should.
>> No. 19087 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 11:19 pm
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>>19086
I didn't like NV as much as FO3, even when I bought that first.

I don't know m8, it might be something other than me being a fussy git, it might be depression, or the fact I'm 25, or just don't see the fun in games anymore...

Stalker looks awesome, but I've heard some fundamental flaws with it's gameplay.
>> No. 19088 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 11:25 pm
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>>19082
Maybe try Alpha Protocol? It's a bit weird and very easily broken, but at its core it's a third person shooter with quite a bit of versatility in how you play and the choices you make. Also it's interesting because it's one of the few games I've played where moral choices are more than "be a dick" or "be Jesus".

Or Mass Effect 2? First game's combat is very poor, but ME2 and ME3 have pretty standard cover based shooter combat, and it's not too wordy.

Borderlands 2 (skip the first one, it's very dull unless you're doing co-op) is a neat little FPS RPG too, where action is at the forefront and dialogue is minimal. Slightly too wacky for my tastes though.

Also a brilliant but very much overlooked action RPG is Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga. There's a fair bit of dialogue, but it's mostly very funny without being too over the top RANDUMXD. Combat is real time, plays sort of like Oblivion/Skyrim but a lot more dynamic and with more backflipping around to dodge attacks. Character building is nice too - you can pick and choose skills from various disciplines, so you can be a skilled necromancer who can hold his own with a greatsword, and who also can pick off enemies from a distance with bow skills. Also you can transform into a dragon for aerial combat and general exploration which is very cool.

Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning might be up your street. Combat like a simple God Of War style, not too much story and the lore is by R.A. Salvator. Think it was developed to be like a mix of WoW and The Elder Scrolls for the CoD generation, and if that description doesn't make you want to slit your throat, you might enjoy it.
>> No. 19089 Anonymous
23rd June 2014
Monday 11:32 pm
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>>19087

>Stalker looks awesome, but I've heard some fundamental flaws with it's gameplay.

This sounds familiar. It's the kind of thought that's gone through my head before. If you think it looks awesome then you should give it a chance. Or don't.

Otherwise, maybe you're looking in the wrong place. I've never been into Roguelikes before but there's one based on Doom that's grabbed my attention more than any other game in the last year: http://doom.chaosforge.org/ it's free and there's no ascii in sight.

Unfortunately the combat is turn-based but really I'm just talking about myself here instead of being helpful
>> No. 19090 Anonymous
24th June 2014
Tuesday 12:06 am
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>>19088

I really appreciate your input guys, makes me feel like I've been out of the loop for quite some time though.

Hmmm... As a young lad, 12-18, I would spend considerable time playing games, any and all - it was such a fantastic period in my life, I never considered those years wasted.

My defining games would be GTA: VC to SA. Metal Gear Solid 2 (I would kill for MGS 3 to be on PC), Half-Life 2, TF2, Day of Defeat, Minecraft, FO3 and the Hitman series (up to Blood Money). There is some muck I've wasted time on like Oblivion, Warcraft 3 (the custom game mode saved it for me) and a few others. These days I've caught myself getting back into Minecraft, as it's something of nostalgia and pure fun, I bought it right when it was discovered on /v/ almost 5 years ago, definitely paid off the ten quid. What worries me is that if I find something really really good, I'll get sucked into it, to the point where it becomes a massive time sink. I play the odd Quake Live match here and there, but it's super easy to pick up and put down. Zero commitment.

To continue my rambling, games these days I feel are so dumbed down and spoonfed to players - the atmosphere really dies when you're surrounded by "highlighted" objects or obvious hints, or arrows, or whatever.

Sod it, just keep up the recommendations - I'm really liking this Quake Rogue Like >>19089. Might give that a look.
>> No. 19091 Anonymous
24th June 2014
Tuesday 12:17 am
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>>19087

>just don't see the fun in games anymore...

I went through a spell around the exact same age, but I got back into gaming again when they brought out Wind Waker HD. There is just something about Nintendo games.

They may not know how to do online properly, but they know fun.
>> No. 19092 Anonymous
24th June 2014
Tuesday 12:47 am
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>>19090
If you want some things that are pure fun, I'd recommend Dead Rising 2: Off The Record. Goofy violent fun in Not-Las-Vegas where you can dress up as a gimp and kill a bunch of zombies with a giant dildo, or attach machine guns to an electric wheelchair and ride about like a warmongering cripple, or tame a tiger and go rip up zombies together, and as far as I'm aware it's the only Dead Rising game to have a sandbox mode with no time management aspects to worry about.

And if you're a fan of GTA:VC and SA, the Saint's Row games are worth a look at. You can skip the first two, SR3 is when the series found its tone as a ridiculously over-the-top GTA style game, and SR4 is SR3 but with superpowers and a lot of really well done video game parodies. It's as if you got the daftest missions from VC and SA, made the whole game full of them, and then cranked it up a lot more. A very nice contrast to GTAIV's shift towards realism. But can come across as a bit too try-hard for many.

Monaco is a neat arcadey stealth game, similar stealth mechanics to Metal Gear Solid 1, all about robbing banks and mansions and whatnot. Can be played 4 player co-op too, and because of the diversity of playable classes this is probably the best option for if you want to plan out your heist.

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance is the spin off focussing on Raiden after the events of MGS4. No longer a whiny baby, he's a cyborg ninja who has embraced the nickname of Jack The Ripper. It's similar to Devil May Cry games in terms of gameplay, but with its stand out mechanics being a focus on parrying, and the Zaibatsu ability which lets you slow time while you aim your cuts precisely, perhaps to elegantly sever someone's arm off so you can use it for handprint recognition and open a gate, or perhaps to reduce someone to chunks. Very over the top, not as cutscene heavy as the normal MGS series, with a really good soundtrack. The prologue mission has you fight a Metal Gear RAY single-handedly armed with only a sword, and win.

http://www.youtube.com/v/n4esw5BEqfs
>> No. 19093 Anonymous
24th June 2014
Tuesday 1:44 am
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Well I grabbed "Gone Home" earlier this evening in Steam sales. Quite an interesting little 2 hour story adventure thing. Quite slow paced, probably not for everyone, but I think the denizens of britfa.gs would appreciate it.
>> No. 19094 Anonymous
24th June 2014
Tuesday 2:39 am
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>>19092
I counter with SR2 being the pinnacle of the series.
Perfect balance between fun and serious.
>> No. 19095 Anonymous
24th June 2014
Tuesday 12:06 pm
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>>19090
>I would kill for MGS 3 to be on PC
You may be able to emulate it with PCSX2. You'll want a quad-core CPU and a relatively modern GPU, mind.

>To continue my rambling, games these days I feel are so dumbed down and spoonfed to players - the atmosphere really dies when you're surrounded by "highlighted" objects or obvious hints, or arrows, or whatever.
Roguelikes are the absolute antithesis of what you're talking about here, so you might enjoy that DoomRL after all. I would also recommend Spelunky, it's an action platformer where you start from scratch each game, death is permanent, and it has randomised levels, all of which gets it lumped under the roguelike label. In keeping with the genre, it's also fucking brutally tough - it will not hold your hand. There's not much in the way of dialogue to worry about, either.

As an RPG recommendation I'd toss in another vote for the Mass Effect games. Whilst there's a lot of dialogue, you are given a fair range of choice regarding what gets said, which I found satisfying and engrossing. I actually looked forward to conversations, rather than the usual RPG thing of "oh great, here comes another monologue, just give me the quest and fuck off". The story was decent enough to keep my attention, and the world was pretty well realised - there's a lot of content, a lot of places to go and people to meet, and I found the interplay between the various races pretty fascinating. The combat gets a lot of shit, and at times it doesn't half deserve it, but if you go in knowing that the combat just isn't that exciting then it shouldn't be a deal breaker. It's not as bad as people make out.

Spelunky and Mass Effect are both going cheap in the Steam summer sale thing, incidentally.
>> No. 19096 Anonymous
24th June 2014
Tuesday 1:49 pm
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>>19092
Echoing Dead Rising as a good choice. I played the latest one round a mate's house and it seemed a lot less fun and ridiculous which is a shame. Though even on the original Dead Rising 2 even though there was no true sandbox mode you could easily just ignore the missions and cause havoc then reload a save or restart when you feel like it.

I'm also seconding Saint's Row. Didn't play the first but the second was good, a decent mix of daft stuff without being too try-hard. The third was just mental, really enjoyed the missions but my main gripe was that the combat got really repetetive with enemies that tanked a lot of damage.

Even thought GTAIV shifted towards realism (which I actually still enjoyed, Nico is a great character and the whole story was well put together with the missions and pacing etc) GTAV kinda forgets realism. Nowhere near Saints Row levels of chaos but you have guys in full EOD suits somehow also carrying miniguns and lots of other stuff where the devs clearly didn't let realism get in the way of a good mission.
>> No. 19098 Anonymous
24th June 2014
Tuesday 4:01 pm
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>>18923
> I can't imagine anyone buys Morrowind with the idea that they can speedrun through it on their early attempts.
I have seen folks speedrunning every game they can speedrun, I don't see any reason for Morrowind being an exception. This world is crazy enough anyway.
> If your free time is short it would be a singularly frustrating experience, I'd guess.
I think it depends on your 'addiction' habits.
>>18956
> Skyrim improved on that somewhat,
It did indeed. I have actually enjoyed fucking around the dungeons in Skyrim. Especially with the 'stealthy archer' build. Wipe out a dungeon singlehandedly. Go figure.
> Main issues with Morrowind are that sometimes it's very difficult to know where you're going, compared to Skyrim/Oblivion where you follow the arrows.
That was frustrating sometimes, but I liked it anyway.
> as a miss because the sword skill isn't high enough. Very frustrating.
And don't even try to swing a sledgehammer. You are going to pass out earlier than it would finally reach the target.
>>19010
> an utter bullshit minigame for dialogue
Did you figure out how to make any use of it m8? That minigame was one of my major gripes with Oblivion.
>>19011
I completed Deus Ex recently. Thank god I was accurate with augmentations selection. And don't forget to grab that bloody jedi sword.
>>19071
Planescape: Torment. I am not sure about the dialogue part… well it will be either very interesting or very boring. It was the former for me. Also, Deus Ex.
>>19092
> It's as if you got the daftest missions from VC
What, more bombs dropped by a frigging RC helicopter?
Although it does not scare me as it used to. Having flown a Hydra for decent amount of time, flying in GTA is not tedious for me anymore.
>> No. 19099 Anonymous
24th June 2014
Tuesday 4:52 pm
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>>19095
>You may be able to emulate it with PCSX2. You'll want a quad-core CPU and a relatively modern GPU, mind.

I looked into this a while back, it seems like you need a monster of a computer though. Even if my laptop is quite decent for it's age, it's just too much of a task.

I have a PS double back in my parents attic, all I'd need is a TV - which seems like a hassle. So I don't know... Maybe at some stage I'd come across something ultra cheap on GumTree.

Otherwise ME and Spelunky... Don't know, the former's operatic soap drama theme running through it puts me off a bit. I watched a few cut-scenes here and there and the characters just put me off. Spelunky looks kind of childish and stupid to be honest. Sorry.
>> No. 19101 Anonymous
24th June 2014
Tuesday 11:14 pm
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>>19099
You could pick up an old CRT tv for next to nothing, which would be adequate for a PS2 game.

MGS3 was the first MGS game I played actually so it has a special nostalgia for me. Anyone know if the HD version is worth getting?
>> No. 19102 Anonymous
24th June 2014
Tuesday 11:46 pm
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>>19101
The HD versions are definitely worth a chuck, especially as the collection is only like £12 at CEX. I think MGS3 is the best looking of the bunch, as MGS2 always looked very sparse anyway by the nature of its setting, and Peace Walker is very muddy looking so you can tell it was originally a PSP game. Also it's the Substance/Subsistence versions of 2/3, so it has the Snake Tales from MGS2, and the camera in MGS3 is more dynamic which is good. Peace Walker is fun, very different from most other MGS games though - more mission based, lots and lots of sidequests, and if you're interested in MGSV at all it's something you need to play as the plot of PW leads pretty much directly into Ground Zeroes.

If you have a PS3, might be worth getting the Legacy Collection - MGS1, MGS1: VR Missions, MGS2 HD, MGS3 HD, MGS Peace Walker HD, MGS4. Also MGS3 HD contains the original MSX versions of the first two Metal Gear games, so you have basically every main MGS game (excluding Ground Zeroes, and the totally unimportant Portable Ops, and the various spin offs).
>> No. 19103 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 12:29 am
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>>19102
I see, so would Legacy Collection still be worth it over the HD trilogy if I've already got MGS4? Is the MGS1 an HD remaster because if so I would be so happy.

As for the spinoffs, I personally found the PSP AC!D and Portable Ops games surprisingly fun in their own ways, though I wouldn't call them essential.
>> No. 19104 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 12:35 am
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>>19103
Ah, no point getting the Legacy collection if you already have MGS4, as it has a download code for MGS/MGSVR as PS Classics. Not remastered unfortunately, so you may as well just buy them on the store individually. There is the remake of MGS on Gamecube, but that's pretty expensive/hard to find nowadays I believe, and a lot of MGS purists seem to hate it because of a few changes to the cinematics (during the fight with the Harrier, there's a moment not in the original version where Snake jumps on top of one of the missles and rides it into the plane like he'd been playing too much DMC3).

AC!D was brilliant. I'd love a HD remake of those games, or for them to be released on 3DS or something. So much fun. Portable Ops was good too, but I think in terms of he overall series narrative it's not important, and Peace Walker fleshes out PO's gameplay a lot better.
>> No. 19105 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 12:39 am
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>>19104
I don't think AC!D would work on a non-portable console so well but I still enjoyed it. It sounded like a really shit idea when I heard you control snake with cards but it worked a lot better than I thought.

Maybe porting or having sequels on Vita and DS handhelds could work though. Seems a bit pointless though now that technology is such that you can have a full 3D MGS game on those systems.
>> No. 19106 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 1:14 pm
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>>19105
I don't think a proper MGS game lends itself to handheld play. The main advantage of handheld systems is the portability, and the ability to pick up and play when you've got a few minutes to kill. With MGS it's not unheard of to have 10 solid minutes of cutscenes, which isn't the best thing if you're wanting to kill time during your commute. But something a bit snappier like AC!D works a lot better for handheld play.

I can't see the 3DS or Vita getting an AC!D sequel though. The 3DS is just Nintendo games and a few Atlus/NIS RPGs, and the Vita is just even more niche Atlus/NIS RPGs nowadays. To say that the PSV was originally marketed with stuff like CoD and Uncharted, the only people I know who own one nowadays are people solely interested in stuff like Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God Hot and Spicy, Everything Nicey Limited Edition and Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
>> No. 19107 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 2:42 pm
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>>19106
Has the Vita been hacked to fuck in the same way as PSP was?

To be honest I think that for most people smartphones or tablets fill the role of 10 minute commute time waster. I think that Vita and DS would find more of a niche by offering more in depth games (compared to Angry Birds or whatever the kids play these days) but in a smaller package suitable for people who travel a lot (especially e.g. kids who move between parents a lot). They'd have to be very well optimised for gaming such that a gaming laptop wouldn't be a better choice.
>> No. 19108 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 3:29 pm
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>>19087
>>19089
STALKER is a bit flawed, but it's not fundamentally flawed. They are great games.

The best of the series is Call of Pripyat, because unlike the other two it establishes an immersive economy - you need money to travel between areas, and to get money you need to go artifact-hunting. I think they had this in mind for Shadow of Chernobyl but it got scaled back with all the other ambitious ideas they had with the end result of a much more linear game.
>> No. 19109 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 3:45 pm
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>>19108

Call of Pripyat even has some decent quests. You can inadvertently reduce your options later on if you handle a particular early mission in a certain way:

Selling the item 'Morgan's PDA' to Beard nets you a few thousand RU, but it can be used later.

Otherwise, install it (no need for mods) and begin with a clear sky mind. You can then go back to SoC which is also good.
>> No. 19110 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 4:24 pm
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>>19108
My favourite's SOC by a mile. COP isn't nearly as good, in my opinion. Whereas SOC is a mystery game with different, strikingly different areas, COP tries too hard to be 'open world' and it doesn't work that well.

Still a decent game though.
>> No. 19111 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 5:23 pm
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>>19110>>19108>>19109

Can I dive into any of the sequels, or is it wise to begin from the start?
>> No. 19112 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 5:26 pm
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>>19111
Start from the start. There's a permanent thread with a first timers guide concerning the series and what to play on the /vg/ board on another chan you should check out.
>> No. 19113 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 5:47 pm
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>>19112

Thanks.

Back to the Steam sale. Nothing has piqued my fancy, everything is either indie shovelware or incomplete games that resemble a uni students comp. science project.

I cannot for the life of me answer how flash games from New Grounds are now considered worth paying for on Steam.
>> No. 19114 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 10:36 pm
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Clueless lad here,

picked up State of Decay for under £8, gotta say I'm loving it so far.
Few things irk me though, like you can't give items to characters so they can patch themselves up. Nor can you give them better weapons.

I've also learned that the game plays while you're gone, so if I leave it for a week, will it everyone be dead and/or zombies raping them?
>> No. 19115 Anonymous
25th June 2014
Wednesday 11:31 pm
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>>19114
Pretty much yes.

Shame how theres no way to just disable the more sim aspects in the options, and play it like a Dead Rising affair.
>> No. 19116 Anonymous
26th June 2014
Thursday 12:39 am
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>>19113
Gunpoint probably could've been a Newgrounds title. It was probably the best game I played last year, and well worth the money.
>> No. 19117 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 1:08 am
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Not on sale, but Shovel Knight just came out, and it's very fun. It really does feel like an authentic NES game, though the difficulty curve is a bit less steep than the Mega Man games which it most closely resembles. Gameplay is a cross between Mega Man and DuckTales, but with more side content due to having a Super Mario Bros 3 style world map with optional levels. Also it's due some free content updates within the next few months as it met loads of stretch goals in Kickstarter, so new playable campaigns and shit like that. Super fun game.
>> No. 19118 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 2:38 am
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I WANT TO BUY A FUN GAME BUT THEY ALL LOOK SHIT!

It's been such a long time since a game has made me go "wow, would you look at that", but I can't even find something to make me go "oh, kewl" right now. FarCry 3 Blood Dragon looks good I suppose.

Does anyone know any good indie games that aren't, as someone else has already mentioned, the Newgrounds fodder of yesteryear?
>> No. 19119 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 6:13 am
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>>19118
The swapper is pretty damn good.
>> No. 19120 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 10:42 am
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>>19118

As I've mentioned, I got State of Decay - it's really good, really really good. But not excellent. Therefore making it worth the £7.something. Some aspects of the game are brilliantly designed, but others make zero sense. As other SoD players are aware, you can't drop items, you can't store them back in the place from where you've found them and you can't directly give NPC characters your stuff. It would've been an extremely simple thing to implement.

You're correct with how shit games are these day.
>> No. 19121 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 12:42 pm
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>>19118
Call of Juarez, Gunslinger.

Seriously.
>> No. 19122 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 1:48 pm
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>>19120
£7? You should've waited til the end of the sale, there's a good chance it'll be reduced again before it's over.
>> No. 19123 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 2:02 pm
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I bought Borderlands 2 with all the DLC for £8.x, I've played it before (pirated it, bringing shame upon my family) but at that price it's a good chunk of content, I had no idea they'd made so much DLC for it.

I did run into a weird glitch, the game will fail to correctly read saves and crashes when loading if you've got more than one gamepad attached. What the fuck is that about?
>> No. 19124 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 2:21 pm
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>>19122
How likely is this to happen? I was afraid that it might jump back up to it's original price and I figured I'd pull the trigger - £7 is not a whole lot anyway - given that I've wasted far more money on stuff that hasn't been nearly as fun.
>> No. 19125 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 9:20 pm
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>>19119>>19120>>19121

I bought Fallout: NV, Morrowind and LA Noir.

>"fun", "indie"

What happened!? Where were you guys?!
>> No. 19126 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 9:29 pm
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>>19125
Does L.A. Noire work for you? I've had really trouble starting it up.
>> No. 19127 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 9:34 pm
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>>19126

I don't know yet. I'll get back to you with my unimaginably shit internet in about 6 days weeks.
>> No. 19128 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 10:01 pm
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>>19126
"Really trouble". This heat's getting to me. Real*
>> No. 19129 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 10:24 pm
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Free copy of Spacechem anyone?

89403-FQZ4T-Z79ZC - Steam
>> No. 19130 Anonymous
28th June 2014
Saturday 11:09 pm
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>>19129
Nar fanks, not got the patience for that puzzley strategy brainy stuff these days.
>> No. 19131 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 1:36 am
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Would like to throw in a Recommendation for Among The Sleep.

Played the demo then bought .
>> No. 19132 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 2:50 am
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>>19129
Don't mind if I do. Just the tutorial levels were unusually satisfying. Cheers.
>> No. 19133 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 3:23 am
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>>19118
Bad Rats is excellent, worth ten times the asking price
>> No. 19134 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 9:37 am
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>>19133
THIS MAN IS A LIAR AND HE LIES.
>> No. 19135 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 9:56 am
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Ignore the above post, it's just some spiteful git trying to make sure you don't get the best game on steam, Bad Rats.
>> No. 19136 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 11:52 am
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>>19132
I thought I'd pay the favour forward. SpaceChem again. Do let me know if it works, if only because I've never used this store before.
Steam: D9PWP-BA5EZ-VLT00
>> No. 19138 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 3:07 pm
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Did anyone get DW8 in the sale? Is it any good? I'm currently playing through DW7, and it's the first time I've properly played the series and it's very fun. Kind of on the fence about 8 though.
>> No. 19139 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 8:09 pm
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Bumping this thread as it's the last sale day.

And as predicted there is a massive discount on most things.

-75% on State of Decay, the bastards.

Lets go!
>> No. 19140 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 8:16 pm
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>>19136
Cheers mate, much appreciated.
>> No. 19141 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 8:29 pm
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Everyone and their mam on the otherchan has been praising a game called Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae which is apparently a very good character action game. It's going for something like a couple of quid.

I believe Marlow Briggs is another good game but I haven't seen the price for that yet.

I didn't buy much this time around. Only just bought something today. I tried playing the steam market game today hoping I could get an item that sells for mad dosh. Most steam bucks I made on one item was about 43p and £1 for a couple of foil cards I managed to get.
>> No. 19142 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 9:06 pm
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Got DEFCON for under a 2 quid and rest of State of Decay DLC for 4 quid. Not bad. I have no idea how this will impact my non-existent social life and academic work.
>> No. 19143 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 9:11 pm
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>>19141
> Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae
No, it seems crap. I' played about 15 minutes. It's just fighting some guys in an arena. I'm not sure if the scene changes eventually. There didn't seem to be any plot or anything - just fighting these guys.
>> No. 19144 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 10:16 pm
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>>19143
>Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae focuses on high-speed arena-based action.

Yup. From what I've heard it's pretty much a arena based platinum game clone which is right up my alley. Just pure gameplay. There's also another game on Steam which looks like a 2D DMC but I cannot recall the name. Maybe I'm just starved for character action games at the moment considering DmC bombed and the rest have been dumbed down. Even Metal Gear Rising which was a Platinum game was somewhat dumbed down even with complaining about the parry system (which isn't broken and it's people not actually listening to the tutorial).

Honestly I don't know why people value plot these days. Maybe I'm getting sick of the cinematic rubbish that barely reaches 30FPS and just want a fun game.
>> No. 19145 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 10:32 pm
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>>19144
I think you can have a decent plot and good gameplay. The DMC series has perfectly fine plots, particularly DMC4, and they've got great gameplay (except for DMC2 obviously). I'm also not counting DmC in this, as that was dumbed down tripe trying to target the CoD audience instead of the actual DMC audience. Rising's plot was alright, though that was more due to memorable characters than the actual narrative, and I really adored the combat on harder difficulties because parrying felt so cool.

But yeah, I hunger for decent character action games too. The Wonderful 101 was great, but it was more of an action strategy game than a character action game. Bayonetta was good, but it lacked the spark that made DMC3 so great. The Ninja Gaiden games have always struck me as mediocre, with a difficulty level that is unfair rather than fun as the challenge comes from shitty controls and having way too many boss rushes. I've got high hopes for Bayonetta 2, judging from the trailers it looks a bit more interesting than the first one. I'm sort of filling the gap for character action games with Dynasty Warriors 7. A tad clunky, and nowhere near as challenging as the DMC games, but it's fun enough and there's plenty of content. It gets a bad rep in the west for being repetitive, but it's very enjoyable single handedly taking out over a thousand enemy troops per battle using a magic flute and a fan. The setting/story is very cool too, but that's only because the source material is Romance Of The Three Kingdoms which is hard to make uninteresting.
>> No. 19146 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 10:44 pm
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>>19145
A good plot/story can enhance a game with good gameplay. It doesn't work the other way though.

Rising was good because it had fantastic gameplay but it was enhanced due to the implementation of music cues. The music on its own is nothing special but playing the game was amazing the first time you hear the vocals kick it at the last moments. The plot was insane even for a Metal Gear game and it was a silly plot to save all the children's brains from a US senator jacked up on nanomachine steroids. But due to all the mechanics and sheer outrageousness you couldn't help being drawn into the story.

It may sound like a common thing but Gone Home for example was simply awful because there was no gameplay to speak of. It didn't push any boundaries and was undeserving of its praise. The Stanley Parable on the other hand is a similar game (a walking simulator) but it often feature mechanics that surprised you.

I just think games should have gameplay as their number one priority. Plot and soundtrack should remain secondary. There's nothing more infuriating having to put down a controller to watch some cutscene you don't really care much about when you just want to play a game. QTEs aren't a suitable solution to long cutscenes either.
>> No. 19147 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 10:56 pm
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>>19146
Yeah, I forgot how great the music was in MGRR. Very over the top, but then again most of the game is too. Fighting the nanomachine enhanced hulked up senator surrounded by the flames of burning vehicles while rock music plays. Fucking radical. I think music is probably one of the most important parts of a game, after gameplay itself. If you're going to spend hours playing a game, you want the music to not get annoying.

I think certain genres can get away with putting story/setting before gameplay, like adventure games. Like the Monkey Island series, very good stories, well written, but not much gameplay other than a bit of puzzle solving. But I suppose puzzle solving is more gameplay than walking simulators like Gone Home and Proteus have.

I think putting story/aesthetic before gameplay is a major problem with indie games in the last few years. There are plenty of great indie games, but there are a lot of stinkers with barely any gameplay like the aforementioned Gone Home and Proteus, and also stuff like The Graveyard, The Path, Outlast, effectively everything on Kongregate/Newgrounds that isn't a TD game. I think the success of Braid prompted a wave of arty platformers, but none of them had the interesting gameplay mechanics of Braid. And the success of these arty platformers just lead to 'art' games, which are utter wank.
>> No. 19148 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 11:20 pm
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>>19144
> There's also another game on Steam which looks like a 2D DMC but I cannot recall the name.
Hmm, maybe Dust: An Elysian Tail
>> No. 19149 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 11:23 pm
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>>19148
Nope although thanks for reminding me that I don't have it, I'll have to look into getting that.

The one I'm thinking of is very obscure and people on the otherchan were talking about it in the last xmas sale.
>> No. 19150 Anonymous
29th June 2014
Sunday 11:24 pm
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>>19146
> There's nothing more infuriating having to put down a controller to watch some cutscene you don't really care much about when you just want to play a game.
The recent Wolfy was terrible for this... killed the game.
>> No. 19151 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 2:23 pm
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There are some cases where the gameplay and story are very heavily reliant on one another. Look at STALKER and the Metro series for example. The gameplay almost completely leans on the setting, because without the unique atmosphere that the backstory and environment creates, you'd be left with Just Another Shooter.

Gameplay, despite the fact it sounds like a nice purist, logical truism when it comes to videoGAMES, is not the be all end all. Much like poor production can spoil an otherwise excellent album, presentation and story go a long way towards a videogame's quality as entertainment (if not art) pieces.
>> No. 19152 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 2:28 pm
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>>19151
I don't think that's true at all. STALKER: SOC has a decent story and setting but really that's completely secondary to everything else. If it had a 'nice story' but wasn't challenging and fun then nobody would care about it.
>> No. 19153 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 2:34 pm
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>>19152

It was challenging and fun because you were in the Zone. If you take Stalker out of the Zone, you are left with something that pretty much resembles the recent Far Cry games, or Bethesda's RPGs.

In Stalker's case I think the exact opposite of what you say is true- The game itself was riddled with bugs and flaws, but it was unique and immersive enough to make people persevere. It did something that a lot of games forget to do, it created a world that was really interesting and that you wanted to spend time in.
>> No. 19154 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 2:35 pm
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>>19153
>If you take Stalker out of the Zone

the Zone was introduced fairly late into the STALKER development process.

The game isn't riddled with bugs and flaws at all, when you use the right patch. I don't give a single fuck about 'story' in video games and it's something I replay every year.
>> No. 19155 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 3:38 pm
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>>19110
Have you played Clear Sky?
>> No. 19156 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 3:41 pm
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>>19155
Yes, but not for very long. It runs really badly on my laptop unlike SOC and COP, which are tolerable. Might give it a second look when I get a decent PC.
>> No. 19157 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 4:07 pm
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>>19155
Clear Sky irritated me because I could never conclusively win the faction war. It's been years since I played it and I can still remember the radio chatter word for word: 'The bandits have overrun the Garbage again! God knows where they came from but the place is crawling with them!'
>> No. 19158 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 4:19 pm
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>>19157
Apparently it's fairly easy to patch the most broken aspects of it and it's a pretty good game after that point. Not as good as SOC or COP, but still good.
>> No. 19159 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 7:27 pm
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>>19154
>I don't give a single fuck about 'story' in video games

Whislt I agree there are plenty of enjoyable games out there with very flimsy or non-existent storylines, surely a good plot can only help make a good game better? In many ways I think games have the potential to be an even better story telling medium than books or films because of the length of time you spend literally in control of the protagonist.

Out of interest, do you read a lot of books or watch a lot of films? When you game, do you tend to play for very short periods or hours at a time? And do you game on PC or console? I'm just trying to get a picture of what kind of gamer you are without making unfair prejudices.
>> No. 19160 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 7:49 pm
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>>19159
>surely a good plot can only help make a good game better?

Certainly, but it's still not important relative to the actual gameplay of the thing. A game can have a fucking stupid and rubbish story and still be good.

>Out of interest, do you read a lot of books or watch a lot of films?

Yes to both plus TV.

> When you game, do you tend to play for very short periods or hours at a time?

Hours when I can help it.

>Platform
PC.
>> No. 19161 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 7:54 pm
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>>19159
Not him but the state of plot in most video games are simply immature.

I'm not talking about how game plots are just male power fantasy like most journalists go on about but that they shove some agenda in which likely hurts the cause of several different groups like the LGBT community which in itself is a total mess considering some people within that community hate each other. For example Dragon Age Inquisition has made a big deal about having a "fully" gay character. There's nothing said about the actual game, just that there are homosexual characters one of which is basically a cross between Freddie Mercury and Antonio Banderas as a bumder. I don't give half a shit I just want to know if the game looks any good. The Witcher 3 on the other hand is a story heavy game which follows the Polish novels and short stories.

One thing that makes these two games similar besides the actual setting is that the elves are second class citizens. Witcher as a whole tackles discrimination far better than Dragon Age. Not only that it's a secondary side to the story in The Witcher meanwhile the majority of Bioware's games since EA took over is the constant "OH LOOK GAY PEOPLE" right into the foreground. I don't care, it's not clever to use modern day issues in fantasy or sci-fi settings as a primary plot point.

I also dislike David Cage. The last three games he made were not games. I'm thankful he didn't get praised for Beyond Two Souls because if those games were put into cinemas they'd be ripped apart by the critics and cinema-goers alike. The fact Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain were praised by journalists is an insult to actual good stories in video games and they should not be used as a template for future video game stories.
>> No. 19162 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 7:56 pm
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>>19161
>Not him but the state of plot in most video games are simply immature.

So what? Why does it have to be 'mature'? Why does DOOM need to a plot beyond "OH FUCK, DEMONS/ALIENS/ZOMBIES"?

The supposed need for some kind of 'deep story' with social commentary and all that stupid shit is just ridiculous.
>> No. 19163 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 8:13 pm
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>>19162
Exactly and I think I fucked up my previous post about it,

The constant desire for a deep story is hurting the industry because there are far too many developers fudging up modern day issues with homosexuals for example. I would be downright insulted by EA if I was a homosexual. I would be insulted by those people who complained by a lack of women in the new Assassin's Creed game if I was a woman. There are too many people who want video games to be art or be mature like other entertainment industries but really all I want to do is play video games.

Then there's Metal Gear Solid 5. A game which goes beyond it's original message of war is bad to war is hell and the people who complained about a character wearing a bikini have some fucking nerve when the game is about war being horrible and the atrocities in that game are nothing compared to The Nanking Massacre, the Balkan war and Unit 731 which show the true nature of humanity in war. Keep in mind these examples are all 20th century events and we have a good few millennia of atrocities in human history yet these people complain that a woman is wearing skimpy clothing or that women and black people are under-represented.
>> No. 19164 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 8:17 pm
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>>19161
David Cage always makes me laugh, when he described game overs as 'a failure of the game designer'. But I agree, a lot of games try too hard to tell mature stories, but end up failing. I think it's almost impossible to make a game that is fun to play which also tackles serious subjects well. The Witcher series is good, and its story manages to deal with relatively sensitive things like discrimination, while still realising that it's ultimately a game about hunting monsters. But things like Bioware's handling of LGBT characters by making everyone a bisexual nymphomaniac isn't good, even though they're praised for their progressiveness. Or Bioshock Infinite's themes of racism and classism, which gaming journalists said were done very well, but it was so shallow - the white and the wealthy were evil, the poor and the coloured were good.

I think one of the best explorations of mature themes was done in Persona 4, surprisingly. A couple of characters have insecurities surrounding their sexuality and gender, and rather than it coming across as pandering or being played for laughs, it's handled remarkably well. Like the violent tough-guy punk who is confused about his sexuality, due to being mocked by girls for his hobbies including knitting and sewing. He's not gay incidentally, but he learns to come to terms with his feminine side. Or the girl who dresses and acts like a boy, despite being a straight female, because of her fear of not getting proper respect in her line of work if she showed her femininity. I think when a cheesy cartoony JRPG handles themes of sexuality better than a company specialising in mature and progressive WRPGs, there's something amiss.
>> No. 19165 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 8:44 pm
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>>19163

>There are too many people who want video games to be art or be mature like other entertainment industries

Fucking right. The funny thing is that it certainly isn't the gamers themselves who want this.

Who is it? Journos. Pathetic failures who couldn't even get work writing the lowest of tabloid dreck, and thus wound up reviewing shooters for Xbox POWER... Of course they have a chip on their shoulder. Of course they are going to push this "games are art" agenda. Of course they are going to leap on whatever social-justice ideology comes within sniffing distance and offers them even a tiny morsel of self-importance.

You can't blame them really. They have to. Or else, they'd have to come to terms with the fact that their life's work is meaningless. All that student debt, that English Literature degree, all boiling down to "An enjoyable if unoriginal romp, easily recommendable for fans of the genre. 7/10."
>> No. 19166 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 8:47 pm
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>>19164
Surely MGS games are a great example of how an interesting plot can help a good game be remembered as a great one? People don't remember MGS games just because of the sneaking or even the over the top boss-fights but because it's set in a mad universe with mad characters.
>> No. 19167 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 8:58 pm
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>>19166
MGS games for me are memorable when you see how much detail and love went into making it.

There are some mechanics in MGS2, a game released in 2001, that are absent in modern day games for no real reason. A lot of developers will claim a mechanic isn't viable due to how difficult it is to implement in current consoles. A game made in 2001 initially for PS2 which was actually quite a weak console can do that.

One thing about the MGS series is that each of them differs from the previous game in the series. Each of them try to push a gameplay boundary. Meanwhile there are franchises that have been barely around a decade and have more games out which are essentially identical to each other in terms of gameplay. MGS5 base building will probably be a highlight for me. In PW it was all menus, in TPP you can walk around your base. Despite one being on PSP and the other on consoles there is some definite improvement.
>> No. 19168 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 9:53 pm
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I want my games to have story. Playing Halo for the first time was incredible, deep sense of discovery and mystery.
>> No. 19169 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 10:50 pm
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"Story in a game is like a story in a porn movie. It's expected to be there, but it's not that important. "
>> No. 19170 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 11:16 pm
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I think a lot of you are thinking of "story" in the wrong way. A story in a game doesn't necessarily have to be a kind of A to B movie type thing, but something more abstract. For instance open world games form stories all the time, most of which are entirely incidental.

I think it's more about getting the right mixture of narrative and atmosphere than telling a precision point tale like you might have to in a film.

I don't know, I'm having really good ideas but I'm too tired to articulate them. Can everyone just take my word that I'm super smart and really ace? Thanks.
>> No. 19171 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 11:22 pm
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>>19170
Story shouldn't take me away from the gameplay. Nor should story be presented in the "hold hand to ear" way where the only interaction is walking slowly down a corridor.

If I am interested in the lore of a game I much prefer to do it when I choose, not when the game decides. Like codex and encyclopaedias. Audio diaries are shite though as they're just ruin any immersion despite being designed for immersive story telling. What's worse is you're often too busy to listen to the audio diaries and they appear when characters are speaking so you're trying to listen to the character following you and an MP3 at the same time.
>> No. 19172 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 11:23 pm
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>>19168
To be honest it felt like that for all of us, but being anywhere from 7-13 we didn't have the mental faculties to know exactly why. Looking back now I can say without a doubt that it was the score that did it all. It encapsulated the mood of every minute perfectly, matched the urgency and tempo of the time etc. The story was only a secondary device.For me anyway.
>> No. 19173 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 11:26 pm
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>>19171

I think Oblivion did it right. If you want to know more about the Lore you find a book or someone to talk to about it, otherwise you're fucked. The way all the books were written in different styles was a really neat touch too.

If you have a codex or a massive list of things that just gets bigger as you go, e.g. Mass Effect reading it just turns in to a chore.
>> No. 19174 Anonymous
30th June 2014
Monday 11:32 pm
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>>19173
Xenonauts does encyclopaedic entries well

Entries are only unlocked when you unlock the relevant item or construct new base segments or capture an alien. I cannot recall if the original Xcom did this. Can't really remember how the most recent Xcom did it either. Xenonauts really only gives you stuff you may want to read like the alien articles that will tell you the weaknesses. Assassin's Creed will give you entries about a lot that is irrelevant to the gameplay. I love Renaissance Italy so I appreciate the little history lesson but chances are I double check on the internet anyway. Ubisoft aren't known for being honest and being good fact finders.
>> No. 19175 Anonymous
1st July 2014
Tuesday 3:35 pm
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>>19173
Deus Ex too. Wanna delve into? Here are books, newspapers, public terminals, NPCs, computers, datacubes, just go for it. No? Good, carry on.
>> No. 19176 Anonymous
1st July 2014
Tuesday 3:39 pm
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>>19173

Another issue with the Mass Effect system is that it's in the menu, rather than something like a Pip Boy that feels like part of the game. The moment you're opening the menu in a game you've essentially encountered a problem and are trying to solve it, not immerse yourself in a story.
>> No. 19177 Anonymous
1st July 2014
Tuesday 9:35 pm
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DLC Quest is 50p at the minute on Steam. It's rather good.
>> No. 19178 Anonymous
1st July 2014
Tuesday 9:57 pm
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>>19177
Just noticed Shadow Warrior is 7.50 which is cheaper than it was during the big sale at 9 quid.

Was thinking of getting it during the sale. Good thing I didn't get it during then.
>> No. 19179 Anonymous
3rd July 2014
Thursday 3:20 am
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Guess I'll wait for the Holiday Sale to nab this one.
>> No. 19185 Anonymous
3rd July 2014
Thursday 3:54 pm
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>>19179
GOTYAY
>> No. 19188 Anonymous
3rd July 2014
Thursday 10:58 pm
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>>19185
It will be topped by this.
https://www.yahoo.com/tech/rock-simulator-2014-leaves-no-stone-unturned-90361460559.html

http://www.youtube.com/v/BNg6_u5RU2Q
>> No. 19195 Anonymous
5th July 2014
Saturday 1:13 am
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Whoa. Would this assuage any of the griping about The Elder Scrolls? Skywind, a project to mod Morrowind into the Skyrim engine.

How do you pronounce 'assuage' anyway

http://www.youtube.com/v/PoETrlXkhfs
>> No. 19197 Anonymous
5th July 2014
Saturday 1:18 am
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>>19179

Lad.

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/42719/
>> No. 19198 Anonymous
5th July 2014
Saturday 1:22 am
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>>19195

I believe it's "ass-way-g". That's a soft "g" btw. Very soft.
>> No. 19208 Anonymous
5th July 2014
Saturday 6:46 pm
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>>19195

I don't understand how they are getting away with this. Wasn't there a virtually identical project for Oblivion that got shut down the moment Beth caught wind of it?
>> No. 19209 Anonymous
5th July 2014
Saturday 6:51 pm
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>>19208

Morroblivion got shut down? Shame.
>> No. 19210 Anonymous
5th July 2014
Saturday 9:30 pm
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Free Steam copy of Dino D-Day anyone?

KMM59-T5FTG-F333G
>> No. 19211 Anonymous
5th July 2014
Saturday 9:58 pm
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>>19208

Black Mesa is just a port of Half Life onto the Half life 2 engine, Valve didn't really care. I don't think it costs anything though. It is supposed to have been Steam Greenlit, but still isn't up on the store.

Maybe the Morroblivion guys didn't bother asking for permission or were looking to charge for the mod. Usually, companies leave crowd funded mods (which Skywind is) alone as long as the don't start charging for stuff.
>> No. 19212 Anonymous
5th July 2014
Saturday 11:14 pm
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>>19211
If I remember rightly, Black Mesa is going to show up on the steam store when it's complete as a fully fledged, buyable game, with a lesser supported Free version still available.
>> No. 19213 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 2:00 am
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>>19209
>>19208

You what? Morroblivion is almost complete. The main game is 100% done and Tribunal is 99% done. It was never shut down.
>> No. 19215 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 4:53 am
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>>19211

It's not a port, it's a remake. Half-Life Source is the port.
>> No. 19216 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 11:02 am
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>>19215
This. There are differences, off the top of my head it changes up the order/locations in which you first get certain guns, and some of the levels designs were changed up a bit too (On A Rail got shortened, mercifully).

I did laugh when I read that they'd be doing Xen "later". Fucking Xen. Nobody liked it.

For some reason it ran like a dog on both my laptop (which should've been fine) and my PC (which was massively more powerful than the game should've needed). If they fix that for a Greenlight edition then I'd be happy to give them a few quid, it was quite good fun when it wasn't stuttering along and dropping frames for no good reason.
>> No. 19217 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 12:09 pm
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>>19213

http://www.youtube.com/v/bmRgMKqymKw

Skipping to about 6 minutes, it is so strange to see Morrowind's lovely voice acting attached to Oblivion's panoramic heads. I think I'll forever associate the odd, doughy alien creatures of Oblivion with this poor guy, the voice actor for an Imperial male (who coincidentally is also an ice hockey announcer).
>> No. 19218 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 1:02 pm
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>>19208
This is addressed in the FAQ on TESRenewal.com.

Wasn't Morroblivion shut down by Bethesda?

Several years ago, at the beginning of the Morroblivion project, the project thread was shut down on the official Bethesda forums, and hosting of it on TES Nexus was taken down at Bethesda's request, due to some apparent licensing issues with using textures from Morrowind in Oblivion.

Please respect Bethesda's legal concerns and do not post or discuss Morroblivion on the Bethesda official forums, TES Nexus, Planet Elder Scrolls, other similar sites, social networking sites etc.

These legal issues have now been circumvented with mesh and texture replacers, and community development of the project is still going on here at Morroblivion.com.

>> No. 19219 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 1:04 pm
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>>19212
They're going to charge for Black Mesa? That's really fucking cheeky.
>> No. 19220 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 1:21 pm
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>>19219
Aparantly it's being remade again on a new engine, which is most likely Source 2. And it'll be given OFFICIAL half Life remake status by Valve.
>> No. 19221 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 3:44 pm
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>>19216
> On A Rail
They didn't remove the turn where you get shot with a rocket if you don't duck down in time, did they?

I'd replay Half-Life 2 but it crashes every 10-20 minutes for no apparent reason.
>> No. 19222 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 3:52 pm
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>>19219
I wouldn't mind paying for it to be honest, a bunch of lads doing this in their spare time is worthy of recognition.
>> No. 19223 Anonymous
6th July 2014
Sunday 11:49 pm
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>>19222
No they've certainly worked hard and I don't have a problem with paying for it in itself; it's just them saying oh actually we've come to think we deserve to be paid for what we initially promised would be free. That doesn't sit right with me.
>> No. 19224 Anonymous
7th July 2014
Monday 12:22 am
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>>19223
True, it kind of shakes any integrity they had.

Unless they give a solid reason - for instance, having to take time off work/family to do this. Then I suppose it's acceptable.
>> No. 19225 Anonymous
7th July 2014
Monday 1:22 am
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>>19224>>19223
They'll still have a standard free version on Source. Whats been said is that the pay for version will be on a new engine, with all sorts of extra bells & whistles.
>> No. 19226 Anonymous
7th July 2014
Monday 2:33 am
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>>19225

And also sponsered by Valve if I understand it correctly? Which probably explains the price tag.

A billion in the bank clearly isn't enough for Gabe to get his end away.
>> No. 19227 Anonymous
7th July 2014
Monday 12:01 pm
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>>19226>>19225>>19224
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/11/20/black-mesa-coming-to-steam-for-real-moneydollars/
>> No. 19293 Anonymous
20th July 2014
Sunday 8:15 am
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Free Steam copy of Gun Monkeys annyone?

9KRPR-GZLDP-JQ6AL
>> No. 19294 Anonymous
20th July 2014
Sunday 4:54 pm
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>>19293
The hell is Gun Monkeys.
>> No. 19296 Anonymous
20th July 2014
Sunday 9:18 pm
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>>19294
Quite nice looking.

http://www.youtube.com/v/JRFOGxiXuZw
>> No. 19297 Anonymous
21st July 2014
Monday 12:57 am
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>>19296
Looks like a epileptic mess.

But gameplay-wise, it's another boring side scroller, yawn.
>> No. 19298 Anonymous
21st July 2014
Monday 9:31 am
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>>19293

Cheers lad, I'll look forward to never playing it like every other game in my steam collection!
>> No. 19299 Anonymous
21st July 2014
Monday 3:15 pm
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>>19298
Good of you to say thanks.
>> No. 19303 Anonymous
23rd July 2014
Wednesday 10:10 pm
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FXI62-B2BHH-6NLFY - Steam.

Free copy of GTR Evolution then anyone?
>> No. 19304 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 1:31 pm
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>>19303
Thanks m8 pal m8 lad m8 pal
>> No. 19305 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 2:29 pm
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>>19304
FUCK YOU YOU'RE NOW JUST TAKING THE PISS ONCE IN ONE POST I CAN MAYBE JUST UNDERSTAND (BUT NOT REALLY) AND NOW YOU'RE PURPOSELY TRYING TO PISS ME OFF JUST STOP!
>> No. 19306 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 2:44 pm
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>>19305
You may be confusing me for someone else.
>> No. 19307 Anonymous
24th July 2014
Thursday 2:48 pm
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>>19305

Truly tragic.
>> No. 19308 Anonymous
26th July 2014
Saturday 12:48 am
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Just to let anyone who was unaware that the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection is completely (legal-wise) free on origin if you use the code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS on origin until 31st

http://help.ea.com/en/article/how-to-get-the-sims-2-ultimate-collection/.

However I understand completely if you really won't risk it as a lot of people dislike the origin platform and EA themselves. Either way you could probably pirate it and it would technically be completely legal.
>> No. 19309 Anonymous
26th July 2014
Saturday 3:22 am
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>>19308

Yeah, I think a torrent is the less distasteful route. The gaming community can be hypocrites sometimes; you can't just boycott a company until they are giving something away for free, have some dignity

I wouldn't be surprised if this was to boost Origin attachment rates before the Q2 report and raise awareness for the new Sims, which I hear has Swimming pools as DLC.

Honestly, I'm not a bitter man, but when it comes to EA I sincerely hope they fail and will toast to it if the day ever comes.

Sorry to digress so severely, carry on nothing to see here.
>> No. 19310 Anonymous
26th July 2014
Saturday 5:25 am
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>>19308
I deleted my Sims 2 torrents, installed Origin, and have been downloading it all day. Saves me several gigs of space.
>> No. 19311 Anonymous
26th July 2014
Saturday 1:06 pm
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Thanks EA™! I was sceptical before, but Origin™ Is simply sublime. 5 star move by EA™ giving away a free game, they must really care about their fans.
>> No. 19312 Anonymous
26th July 2014
Saturday 1:14 pm
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>>19310

A few extra gigs of space are worth it to avoid the endless showers to wash away the sha-

DIRTYDIRTYDIRTYCAN'TGETCLEAN!


>> No. 19313 Anonymous
26th July 2014
Saturday 8:35 pm
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Sorta related to this thread, seen a game pop up on Steam today called Only If.

It's a game where you wake up after a hard night's partying and try and find out what happens. From the blurb:
>Only If is a surreal first person adventure-puzzle game. You play as Anthony Clyde, who, after a heavy night of partying, wakes up to find himself in an unfamiliar bed with no memory of the previous night's events. Unfortunately, escaping these unfamiliar, opulent surroundings will prove to be no easy task, as an unseen, menacing, radio-bound antagonist will stop at nothing to block Anthony's path at every turn.

>The game's mechanics are designed to be experimental and unpredictable, to defy the logic of "What you see is what you get". Is the environment changing around you, or is it your imagination? Will jumping to your death kill you, or will it save you? Could the wrong answer actually turn out to be the right answer?

>In Only If, you will fail a lot, you will die a lot, and you will undoubtedly be confused. Or will you?

Anyway, it's free, and there's a Linux version. Downloading it now, will report back at some point.
>> No. 19314 Anonymous
26th July 2014
Saturday 8:41 pm
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>>19313
Unplayable on Linux, has that shitty Unity engine bug from a few Unity versions ago where it freezes every 2 seconds and you have to alt+tab out and in again to get it to continue.

FFS, just get the latest version of Unity and recompile, this is a fixed fucking issue.
>> No. 19331 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 5:26 pm
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Free games lads?

http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/07/31/free-steam-key/
>> No. 19332 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 7:07 pm
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>>19314
Not this lad; but I just finished it on Windows. It was shit.
>> No. 19333 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 11:47 pm
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>>19331
Shite free games.
>> No. 19334 Anonymous
31st July 2014
Thursday 11:59 pm
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>>19331
Not worth disabling my blockers and certainly not worth "liking". Cheers though.
>> No. 19335 Anonymous
1st August 2014
Friday 12:12 am
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>>19331
>Free games lads?

Way ahead of you.
>> No. 19336 Anonymous
1st August 2014
Friday 2:57 pm
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>>19335
Way ahead in the rootkit department.
>> No. 19337 Anonymous
1st August 2014
Friday 8:23 pm
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>>19336
2002 called, m8.
>> No. 19368 Anonymous
8th August 2014
Friday 8:43 pm
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Sort of relevent, but if any of you lads have Command & Conquer, The First Decade you can have a natter with Origin support, give them the serial and they'll give you the complete collection for free.
>> No. 19369 Anonymous
8th August 2014
Friday 8:49 pm
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>>19368
Would you mind saying that again?
>> No. 19370 Anonymous
8th August 2014
Friday 8:49 pm
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>>19368
If you already have it they'll give you it for free?
>> No. 19371 Anonymous
8th August 2014
Friday 8:49 pm
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Farming Simulator 15 is 10% off right now, it's only £22.49. Fucking hell lads. They're practically giving it away.
>> No. 19372 Anonymous
8th August 2014
Friday 9:11 pm
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>>19371

I'm still playing the original Rollercoaster Tycoon, thank you very much.
>> No. 19375 Anonymous
8th August 2014
Friday 11:30 pm
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>>19370>>19369
The first decade was a physical disc release that has every C&C up to generals zero hour.

They dont sell it on origin, only the Ultimate collection. Which has every single C&C. So if you try to redeem the serial, it wont add to origin. If you chat with the Origin live help, they will add the Ultimate version to your account, thus giving you a whole bunch of free games. Now obviously it requires you owning the first decade set, but I thought I might just advise.
>> No. 19376 Anonymous
8th August 2014
Friday 11:37 pm
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>>19375
So you're saying, if you own The First Decade, Origin will let you have all the C&C games, even those released after the TFD collection?
>> No. 19378 Anonymous
9th August 2014
Saturday 12:29 am
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>>19376
Yes.

All I did was have a natter with one of their live help people, they confirmed the serial for First Decade, and told me they were upgrading it to Ultimate, free of charge because FD is out of date. Gave me a serial, redeemed it, and boom. Essentially given C&C3, Kanes Wrath, RA3, Uprising & C&C4 for free.

Origin / EA have been in a pretty good way of things recently. They gave everyone with the original Sims 2 a free upgrade to the complete set. You can get Wing Commander 3 for nothing right now, and you can get Battlefield 4 for a full week trial too. Plenty of time to burn through the campaign and piss about a bit.
>> No. 19394 Anonymous
10th August 2014
Sunday 10:45 pm
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>>19378
Ah thanks lad, I nabbed WC3.
>> No. 19413 Anonymous
20th August 2014
Wednesday 7:27 pm
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https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=zevBKDnTsumt4A3C

Terraria for anyone who wants it. Remember to pass the favour along.
>> No. 19414 Anonymous
20th August 2014
Wednesday 11:47 pm
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>>19413
Tried to nab it, but it's already gone lad.
>> No. 19420 Anonymous
21st August 2014
Thursday 11:09 pm
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>>19378

Yeah, the longer they keep up this free retro games malarkey then the more likely I am to keep Origin on my system as a full-time partner to Steam. The Mrs was delighted when I pretended to have actually put effort into getting The Sims 2 and all the expansions, and WC3 is a delightful nostalgia blast. I would have loved it even more if they put Prophecy up, mind you. Otherwise I only really have it on here for Battlefield (although heaven forbid, I didn't pay full price for it, I just got a CD key off one of those dodgy sites. Hopefully it was stolen so none of the money went to EA).
>> No. 19490 Anonymous
11th September 2014
Thursday 6:13 pm
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The PS1 version of Theme Hospital is free at the moment on the PSN store.

https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-gb/games/theme-hospital/cid=EP0006-NPEF00015_00-GTHEMEHOSP000001?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=playstation%20store&utm_campaign=PX+-+PlayStation+-+Brand+-+UK&EMCID=GM300000_store
>> No. 19491 Anonymous
11th September 2014
Thursday 6:20 pm
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>>19490
PS1? What? Who would want to play Theme Hospital on a PlayStation?
>> No. 19492 Anonymous
11th September 2014
Thursday 10:12 pm
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>>19491

That's actually where I first got the game, ah sitting under my transformers quilt on the sofa, playing on the big TV for a change because I was sick from school, those were the days...

Until my dad came off and ripped the plug out because video game consoles break TVs if you play them too much.
>> No. 19493 Anonymous
11th September 2014
Thursday 10:27 pm
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>>19492
Oh parents and their lack of tech knowledge.
>> No. 19494 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 2:18 pm
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>>19492
Staying home "ill" from school and playing videogames, as a kid nothing beats that.

Does the Playstation version of Theme Hospital make any concessions for the controller? Does it use the analogue sticks, at least?
>> No. 19495 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 2:23 pm
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>>19493
Or, alternatively, "oh parents and their willingness to effect ignorance to provide excuses".
>> No. 19496 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 4:23 pm
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>>19494
I think so. You could use the PS1 mouse with it too.
>> No. 19497 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 4:24 pm
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>>19496
There was a mouse peripheral? Well that changes everything.
>> No. 19498 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 4:48 pm
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>>19497
This was pretty good on the PS1 too. Had the standard Isometric view, and a 3d one.
>> No. 19499 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 8:10 pm
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>>19494

Analogue sticks on a ps1 mate?
>> No. 19500 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 8:16 pm
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>>19499
Yeah mate.
>> No. 19502 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 8:21 pm
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>>19500

I've just had the realisation that I can't remember my childhood any more.

I actually think I remember my mates mum buying him one for xmas and asking me to test it on my playstation to see if it works, I remember playing a mission impossible game with it and then getting it taken away, never to see another again until the PS2
>> No. 19504 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 8:26 pm
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>>19502
I remember just the highlights. Like a MoTD episode.
>> No. 19505 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 9:55 pm
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I'm one of the lucky few in the UK who has been given early access to the Super Smash Bros. 4 demo for 3DS.

I'm fucking speechless...

I have 4 codes, so if any of you fancy one I'll drop one in an email for you. I'm so fucking giddy, I've never won anything!
>> No. 19506 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 10:08 pm
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>>19505

Is kirby still trash?
>> No. 19507 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 10:14 pm
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>>19506

You don't get him in the demo. They give you Mario, Pikachu, Megaman and Villager.
>> No. 19508 Anonymous
12th September 2014
Friday 10:21 pm
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I tagged a few 3DS owning friends on FB and they've all bitten my hand off.

Sorry, lads. Should have kept one. I'll delete this later.
>> No. 19633 Anonymous
29th October 2014
Wednesday 11:03 am
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https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=pwGNHp83bCVTq3Kh

Free copy of Teleglitch : Must die more edition.
>> No. 19635 Anonymous
29th October 2014
Wednesday 12:27 pm
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>>19633
Thank you kindly. It's my birthday!
>> No. 19636 Anonymous
29th October 2014
Wednesday 12:50 pm
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>>19635

Many happy returns, lad.
>> No. 19647 Anonymous
31st October 2014
Friday 10:26 am
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Free Haloween themed Payday 2 masks ladm8s?

https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=YHcaEvsWRFwu6GYU
>> No. 19649 Anonymous
6th November 2014
Thursday 9:09 pm
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Humble Bundle is giving away a free copy of Teleglitch to anyone who puts in their email. Some Halloween thingy.
>> No. 19650 Anonymous
7th November 2014
Friday 7:27 pm
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https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/bday2014

Metro 2033 is free for the next 24 hours.
>> No. 19652 Anonymous
7th November 2014
Friday 7:54 pm
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>>19650
I got all excited until I grabbed my copy and realised that there isn't a Linux version, unlike the sequel. Bums.
>> No. 19653 Anonymous
7th November 2014
Friday 11:27 pm
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>>19652

Which is weird because the sequel is much more casual.
>> No. 19654 Anonymous
10th November 2014
Monday 12:29 am
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I came across a forthcoming puzzle-em-up called Talos Principle. There's a public test demo release on Steam now for free. Only 4 puzzles + secrets, but worth a look if you like a bit of Portal/Antichamber/etc.
>> No. 19655 Anonymous
10th November 2014
Monday 1:18 am
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>>19654
Yeah, I played that too. Good game, can't wait for the full release. Also, available for Linux.
>> No. 19657 Anonymous
10th November 2014
Monday 1:45 am
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>>19655

> Good game, good game.
>> No. 19658 Anonymous
12th November 2014
Wednesday 12:02 am
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Hey, if anyone wants it, have a key for insurgency (a game that I'm totally unfamiliar with and will probably never play):

https://www.humblebundle.com/?gift=8UW77n4bAVuaTKa2

I'm sharing this because if I do I get another game with the humble bundle, which I am also unfamiliar with and will probably never play.

Fuck sake. The main game I play on PC nowadays is Collecting Steam Games for No Real Reason.
>> No. 19659 Anonymous
12th November 2014
Wednesday 12:52 am
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>>19658
Thanks!
>> No. 19662 Anonymous
12th November 2014
Wednesday 1:00 pm
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>>19658
>The main game I play on PC nowadays is Collecting Steam Games for No Real Reason.
I've been playing that one for the last four years. I mean, what the fuck is "Saira"? Where did it come from? Did I ever really want to play Amnesia: The Dark Descent? I hate those horror games.
>> No. 19663 Anonymous
12th November 2014
Wednesday 1:06 pm
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>>19662
>Amnesia
I pirated that to see if it was worth buying. I've done this with a quite a few games, even buying them after I've completed the pirated version. Portal 2, Half Life, Various GTA games, and many more.

Amnesia is fucking shite. God knows why it gets such good reviews. It's obviously 2deep4me or something. Anyway, glad I never forked out for it.
>> No. 19675 Anonymous
12th November 2014
Wednesday 6:06 pm
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>>19663
I do the same these days. I used to be a day one buyer but over the last gen games have become way too short or shit to risk it. And the lack of real demos does not help.
>> No. 19679 Anonymous
14th November 2014
Friday 12:32 am
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Just realized I have loads of extra codes for stuff I either already own or don't want in my HB account. I'd like to gift some to you lads, but don't want them being snapped up by bots.
>> No. 19680 Anonymous
14th November 2014
Friday 1:00 am
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>>19679

You/the other lads could set up temp addresses with guerilla mail.
>> No. 19681 Anonymous
14th November 2014
Friday 1:08 am
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>>19679
>but don't want them being snapped up by bots
Do we have any evidence that this actually happened, or is this just a shit explanation for not having seen them acknowledged?
>> No. 19682 Anonymous
25th November 2014
Tuesday 12:21 pm
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>>19663
I'm not a horror game aficionado but I quite liked Amnesia. The story was interesting, the graphics decent, and there were many tense moments. Don't think I'd play it a second time through though.
>> No. 19683 Anonymous
25th November 2014
Tuesday 12:44 pm
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>>19682
I'm not a fan of horror games either but Dead Space is debatable my favourite game. So atmospheric.
>> No. 19697 Anonymous
28th November 2014
Friday 4:25 pm
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Total War: Rome 2: Caesar in Gaul (DLC) Requires base game
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=X2v6dTB5RyZWa6SV

Empire Total War
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=NAfNua5sM6cb7WqT

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies: commando long name edition
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=v6FGzsMwaMAEskAK
>> No. 19698 Anonymous
28th November 2014
Friday 5:30 pm
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>>19697
Thanks for Empire! I never got round to buying it and I've got nothing to play at the moment.
>> No. 19699 Anonymous
28th November 2014
Friday 7:13 pm
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>>19697

Why did you ruin this (>>19698) poor Anon's weekend, you bugger?
>> No. 20089 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 2:13 pm
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>>19697
A couple more from the current humble bundle.

Dragon Age: Origins
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=YVG78DzPcNewzbGr

Dead Space 2
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=vCz2vpGWkVwmbZHV

If you grab one of these can you at least say so? I don't even care if you say thanks, I just want to know that it's going to a .gs user rather than some automated script thingie.
>> No. 20090 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 2:47 pm
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>>20089

I won't take one, I don't have the hardware and I'm also too much of a quivering vagina for Dead Space, but I'd like to note my apprecation of your generosity.
>> No. 20091 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 3:00 pm
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>>20089

I grabbed Dragon Age: Origins, thank you. I've been tempted to pick it up several times.
>> No. 20092 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 3:03 pm
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>>20090
FWIW Dead Space 2 is a bit more action-oriented than the first, so if the first scared you away you might get on better with the second. The third was a Gears clone (and not a very good one in my view), complete with a garbage Hollywood action movie plot; barely any horror at all.
>> No. 20093 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 4:28 pm
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>>20089
Nabbed Dead Space 2, thanks very muchly. I particularly like not having to install Origin to play it, saves me needing to exorcise my computer.
>> No. 20094 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 5:52 pm
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>>20089
Why don't you apply a ROT13 type cipher to the key, then post an image of the number of letters by which you advanced in the alphabet?
>> No. 20095 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 6:02 pm
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>>20094
Because I'm fucking lazy. I could've just written out the last letter of each phonetically I suppose, but it seems to have worked out.

>>20091
>>20093
You're both welcome, have fun.
>> No. 20096 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 6:03 pm
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>>20094
Is this even a thing? Do we have bots scouring this place for keys? Seems a bit far-fetched to me.
>> No. 20097 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 6:04 pm
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>>20096

I imagine they search strings over the entire web, rather than someone pointing it specifically here.
>> No. 20098 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 7:18 pm
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>>20097
While you could probably automate the part where you look for
https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=Big83efYp0z1oAd5 I'm assuming you'd have to at least log into an account somewhere and enter a CAPTCHA of some sort. Given the timing issues, I doubt the Free Porn Attack would be viable.
>> No. 20100 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 8:22 pm
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>>20096
Pretty sure it's just a couple of users who grab it without saying anything.
>> No. 20101 Anonymous
15th April 2015
Wednesday 9:44 pm
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>>20096
In general, yeah, on here specifically, I don't know. I know some subreddits are regularly scoured for keys by bots for shady resellers.
>> No. 20337 Anonymous
7th May 2015
Thursday 1:58 pm
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ACE - Arena: Cyber Evolution

PJPBP-MMMAJ-E4T and the last to letters are PEE and AY. Hopefully typing it that way slows down the bots.

You can have it because I got it in a bundle and there's no Linux version.

(A good day to you Sir!)
>> No. 21300 Anonymous
29th December 2015
Tuesday 10:05 pm
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Tomb Raider 1 - https://humblebundle.com/gift?key=GzNmhBfGYkSZt7ZU

Tomb Raider 2 - https://humblebundle.com/gift?key=R5yfRPfnZ3MFAmcY

Tomb Raider 3 - https://humblebundle.com/gift?key=m472E7Mbyu46AFx4

Murdered: Soul Suspect - https://humblebundle.com/gift?key=D5Rc5cD6tVANY636


Apparently the latter is just a bit shit but I thought there might be someone here who'd get a kick out of the old Tomb Raider games. Never could get on with them myself. Please post if you take one (or more), to save others the hassle of checking.
>> No. 21301 Anonymous
29th December 2015
Tuesday 10:48 pm
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>>21300
I've taken Soul Suspect. Thanks muchly lad, very generous.
>> No. 21302 Anonymous
29th December 2015
Tuesday 10:50 pm
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Wait it's only two quid? I would have bought it myself for that kind of money.
>> No. 21303 Anonymous
29th December 2015
Tuesday 10:59 pm
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>>21300
I took TRII, thanks lad.

Now to see if I can set up a macro to finally bruteforce the cheat that takes her top off.
>> No. 21304 Anonymous
29th December 2015
Tuesday 11:20 pm
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>>21303

Jonathan is a fucking liar m8, don't listen to him.
>> No. 21306 Anonymous
29th December 2015
Tuesday 11:49 pm
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>>21301
>>21303
You're welcome. Thanks for confirming the keys were taken.
>> No. 21307 Anonymous
30th December 2015
Wednesday 12:50 pm
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>>21300
Grabbed TR3.
Was always my favourite of the originals on the PS1. Cheers ladm8.
>> No. 21366 Anonymous
15th January 2016
Friday 11:23 pm
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If anyone wants Tesla Effect, have my spare copy:

https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=3F2X6ZwmKrFVMAX7
>> No. 21367 Anonymous
16th January 2016
Saturday 12:04 am
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>>21366
Cheers lad, grabbed it.
>> No. 21368 Anonymous
16th January 2016
Saturday 12:29 pm
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https://store.eu.square-enix.com/emea_uk/games/pc-windows-download/Omikron-The-Nomad-Soul.php

You can grab a Steam copy of Omikron : The Nomad Soul for free until the 22nd. David Bowie was in it and did the soundtrack so it's their tribute to the fella. Good game too if I remember right.
>> No. 21369 Anonymous
16th January 2016
Saturday 12:59 pm
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>>21368
>Good game too if I remember right
I don't think you do.
>> No. 21394 Anonymous
2nd February 2016
Tuesday 5:23 pm
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I've got a giftable copy of Tomb Raider 2013 on Steam if anyone fancies it. I didn't realize I'd be getting an extra copy when I bought Rise of the Tomb Raider today. You'll need to add me on steam for me to gift it though: Profile name: Aimeesaurus and my profile picture is a somewhat humorous picture of a mug
>> No. 21395 Anonymous
2nd February 2016
Tuesday 5:43 pm
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>>21394
I would have done this if TR had Linux support.
>> No. 22125 Anonymous
3rd May 2017
Wednesday 2:59 am
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Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
33TVL-42ACE-Z98Y
Missing the letter M at the end. Please post if you use it, I don't care whether you say thanks or not but it saves someone else from wasting their time trying to grab it.
>> No. 22126 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 10:35 pm
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I remember this thread. Gave a bunch of stuff away. I'll have a dig and see if I can find any more.
>> No. 22128 Anonymous
12th May 2017
Friday 12:01 am
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If anyone is interested there is a Dungeon Keeper clone called Dungeons 2 free on humble bundle atm.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZobfiywCejU

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/dungeons-2
>> No. 22149 Anonymous
20th July 2017
Thursday 8:14 pm
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https://www.humblebundle.com/store/shadow-warrior-special-edition

shadow warrior for free
>> No. 22161 Anonymous
3rd August 2017
Thursday 10:10 pm
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https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=wPANeWqD22kHhRa6

Free Steam copy of Saints Row 2 for you lads. First come first served.
>> No. 22193 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 12:58 pm
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Psychnauts for free until 6pm on Saturday 16.
https://www.humblebundle.com/store/psychonauts
>> No. 22196 Anonymous
22nd September 2017
Friday 12:06 pm
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Outlast is free on Humble Bundle.

For anyone who wants it, here's the Resident Evil 0 Remaster:
3FNGK-2MERW-K5ILD
the last "D" is a C

And the Resident Evil 1 Remaster:
3K8GC-QAXNX-XL336
The last "6" is a 5

Also Dirt Rally:
ELPX8-R9XIC-L9ZRC
Last "C" is a B.

And finally, Inside:
ENL5V-8EABZ-TRBT9
the last "9" is an 8.
>> No. 22197 Anonymous
22nd September 2017
Friday 12:10 pm
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>>22196
Wait, also Undertale:
IPNK2-5KXRC-CFRTN
Last "N" is an M
>> No. 22198 Anonymous
22nd September 2017
Friday 12:53 pm
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>>22196
>>22197

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz2LaJOVAiA
>> No. 22199 Anonymous
22nd September 2017
Friday 11:34 pm
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Could people please say if they're taking a code instead of being rude cunts, thanks.
>> No. 22200 Anonymous
24th September 2017
Sunday 5:04 pm
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>>22199
They're all gone, are they? Right, I'm not generally one to throw a tantrum about videogames of all things, but those were some decent titles, and it's hardly the first time you bloody ingrates couldn't even be bothered to say when you were snagging them. So fuck it, unless someone can propose a better solution, they're going up on G2A or some some other dodgy key reseller in the future, at least I'll get a few quid.
>> No. 22201 Anonymous
24th September 2017
Sunday 5:19 pm
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>>22200
>So fuck it, unless someone can propose a better solution, they're going up on G2A or some some other dodgy key reseller in the future, at least I'll get a few quid.

'Ello, 'ello, 'ello, what's all this business with you getting your hands on surplus steam keys then?
>> No. 22202 Anonymous
24th September 2017
Sunday 6:21 pm
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>>22200
I only tried Undertale, can't speak for the rest. Dunno how to find out without claiming them in the process.