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    God-DAMN that Among the Sleep looks interesting.
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    So today, the entire internet loves this-



    I've got it downloaded (it's very early and free) but no time to play yet. The official web site is complete toast, but there's a mirror or two if you don't mind early software that crashes a lot, but is loaded with ideas.
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    A new Humble Bundle Appears!
    Psychonauts!
    Bastion!
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent!
    Sword and Sworcery!
    LIMBO!
    +SOUNDTRACKS! (The Bastion Soundtrack is worth the price of admission alone)

    I had most of the games already (besides Psychonauts, which I purchased from GOG years ago, and then my computer crashed and I forgot what my GOG login was), so I chipped in a few bucks.

    I usually move the slider over to about 75% charity.
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2012
     (10587.4)
    Despite not having the time, or money really, I bought this Humble Bundle. I've been wanting to play most of these games. I guess I could just stop sleeping ... again. It didn't really work out well for me last time, but these games sure look fun.
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2012
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    $8 was the average donation, thats crazy. I gave $15 and still felt bad about that
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012
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    PSYCHONAUTS?! Oh man! I would pay all over again for that game.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012
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    E3 starts next week, but it seems noone wanted to wait so there are a lot of new trailers for things out today.

    I always hate the weeks before E3, cause my workload goes through the roof, but I love the thing itself.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012
     (10587.8)
    Speaking of, new E3 gameplay trailer for Dishonored dropped.



    It looks great, but I'm a little worried that, like Bioshock, I'll just end up loving the world more than the game.

    Also hand-vision. Ugh.
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    I liked this Dishonored trailer a lot more than the last one. Seeing it in motion makes me excite. The ambient atmosphere looks amazing.
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      CommentAuthorphill_sea
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012
     (10587.10)
    I'd just purchased the Indie Humble Bundle for The Void, and now I've just purchased the one including bastion. And I'm still playing D3.

    Have a level 57 Witch Doctor that I'm trundling pleasantly through hell on, a half forgotten monk that I started with the wife, but gave up on when she (s)witched over to WD as well. Now have a 20 Barbarian and some new tactics to try out, once I'm home.

    But of course, a dozen new games, D3 strategies to try, and I've got a family birthday party all day tomorrow and tree planting all day Sunday. Q.Q
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012 edited
     (10587.11)
    @agentarsenic Oh, I agree it looks great. I'm reserving my judgments until I see a full mission carried out. I'm just concerned at the moment.

    And apparently there's some outrage over the new "Attack of the Saints" Hitman: Absolution trailer that recently dropped.



    I...eh. To be honest I have to agree with Tycho there. There is a certain "Grindhouse" thing they're trying to achieve with it and the sexy ends REALLY fast. Sucker Punch this is not. I also kind of feel like the people who got mad at this trailer have maybe never played any of the other Hitman games. This is a game world where 500lb butcher/cannibal/mob bosses have fetish parties in their slaughterhouse (if you remember that level, gold star). It's just...silly.

    But really, the trailer that got me to decide on pre-ordering is this one, The "Introducing Agent 47" trailer:

  5.  (10587.12)
    @Oldhat

    I read about that very thing at kotaku.

    Specifically:

    The trailer is surprising, because, Hitman games have always been about challenging players to commit stealthy murder and are a shade more sedate—and less fetish oriented—than that trailer.


    ...and my first thought was of of The Meat King's party and the Heaven/Hell nightclub thingy from Blood Money. I can see why folk are a touch uncomfortable with the gratuitous violence against women; but as you rightly said, Hitman has for the last few iterations wallowed in black humour and sleazy, grindhouse styling.

    Now - more importantly - where's my gold star?

    [there you go:

    -oldhat]
  6.  (10587.13)
    I'm a big fan of rpgs, specifically hack-n-slash medieval styles. Now, if I can pick only one, Witcher 2, Dark Souls, Diablo 3, or Dragon's Dogma? Unless there's other new ones I've missed recently. I've heard a few pros & cons for all, but really haven't been sold on any specific one.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012 edited
     (10587.14)
    @governmentspy To me I'm a bit split between Witcher 2 and Diablo 3. I've heard amazing things about both, although I'd feel that I'm missing out for not playing the previous games.

    @screamingmeat Yeah! I mean, granted the graphics have improved, but...




    As for the violence against women bit, look, I'm against violence against ANYONE in a game unless there's a point to it and it's part of the story/character. In all of the games Agent 47 has an objective and there are people in the way of him reaching that objective or people who possess something (uniform, key card etc.) that he requires to reach that objective. He gets rid of them and moves forward. Man or woman, I don't think it matters to him because it's about completing his job. Also should be pointed out that I don't think 47 has ever been seen as a role model or even a hero in the series.

    If we have to find something to be annoyed about, I would say maybe the role of females in those games because, other than those nuns and a few main characters, I haven't seen many females in jobs other than waitress, nurse or stripper.

    Also, see your above comment for the gold star, superstar!
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012
     (10587.15)
    My thoughts on StarForge:

    "You bastards! I had shit I wanted to get done this month!"
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012
     (10587.16)
    So apparently E3 is going on, so that means a lot of trailers for the big games coming out. Some things that I thought looked cool were:

    Tomb Raider

    Always liked the idea of Tomb Raider, but I always thought they were kind-of unplayable. This looks like an actual fun game.

    Injustice: Gods Among Us

    I'll admit, it's partially because I'm a superhero whore, but it does look kinda cool.

    Zone of the Enders: HD Collection

    I remember renting the first game and playing a demo of the second, but never completed them, so I would really like to try them out.

    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

    Yeah, it's a stupid title, the cheese-factor's up to 11, and I kinda wish there was still some stealth component (I mean, what's the point of being a cyborg ninja if you can't disappear?), but it still looks fun and it seems like there's going to be an attempt at a story (even if placing if after MGS4 seems kinda odd).
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012
     (10587.17)
    Wow, Tomb Raider looks like an actually good game. Pity that voice acting needs...a LOT of work.
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    Fun game: if you have a shot of whisky every time she screams or says 'get off me!' you'll be in a coma by the end of the trailer.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2012
     (10587.19)
    @oldhat: Yeah, some of Lara's screams of pain sounded like...something else.
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    @ gov spy

    I've heard lots of good things about Dragon's Dogma, but I've had the most RPGey fun with Witcher 2. Diablo 3 is good for what it is, a clickfest which results in pinata explosions of loot. Dark Souls is hard. So hard. Call me non-hardcore, but I gave up on the Gargoyle bosses after my 200th time trying to beat them.