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  1.  (10854.1)
    @cjkoger: I bought Civ 4 the weekend before last. Substitute Coke for Red Bull and that's exactly what I could have typed a week ago (instead I opted to get another turn or two in. Just till I could see if my attack worked. Maybe a couple more but...)
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2012
    Oldhat: I'm disappointed that it's not going to be an 8bit brawler instead of a Mega Man game. I would have played the crap out of a Street Fighter game with 8bit graphics. (Though not actual 8bit, since you couldn't do the massive effects in 8bit)
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    @magnulus, emulaters and the street fighter 2 rom for the commodore64 would have you covered for that
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2012
    Hah, saw a video of that and it looks terrible! Almost as terrible as Street Fighter 1 was on C64! :D
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2012
    @ben Yeah, at 2ish I was like, "Let's just see if this attack works." Suddenly, it was 3:30am. I made it through work today as well. Woot. I didn't realize how much I missed games in this realm. Too many platformers, fps, loooooong rpgs for the last couple years.
  3.  (10854.6)
    Oh, shit! Memory trigger!

    There was a late-era NES game called Metal Storm, which was a mech run-and-gun. You could reverse the direction of gravity and walk on ceilings. Dig it:

    Contrast those graphics with what might have been the first PC game I ever played:

    It was awful
  4.  (10854.7)
    Memory cascade: a friend of my brother came from a Christian survivalist family. Through them, we got the exciting chance to play the first bootleg NES games we'd ever seen.

    Unfortunately, these were the games in question.

    They weren't particularly bad, you understand... but once you'd played for three minutes, you pretty much got the idea, and changed cartridges. Unless those were the only NES game your folks allowed in their home, I guess.

    There were a couple of Christian FPS games for the PC, but I never played 'em.

    War in Heaven

  5.  (10854.8)
    So, Super Hexagon. I just lost a week to spinning through the quickly-encroaching walls of color-shifting techno geometry. It's evil, ridiculously simple, and crazy-addicting.

      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2012 edited
    I think I vaguely remember a review of Catuchumen in PC Gamer. If it's the one I'm thinking of, it actually turned the reviewer away from God.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2012
    Super Hexagon is so hard! But it does the same thing Geometry Wars does, where it takes so little time to restart it essentially all feels like one long game and you end up never rage quitting as a result. I've yet to get past 30 seconds T__T
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2012
    @yaboo metalstorm was awesome. I loved playing that game.
  6.  (10854.12)
    @cjkoger: yup, Metalstorm fuckin' rocked. Wasn't a huge fan of the one (or two) shots and you're dead bit, but otherwise I love that thing. It's probably my favorite NES game ever.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2012
    Free games are always good. Especially ones that are a homage to classic 80's arcade game 'Ghosts n Goblins'.

    Maldita Castilla

    Most PCs will be able to run it.
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2012
    Damnit! Windows only! I want that game. NOW. Ghosts 'n' Goblins was one of my absolute favourites on the C64. Archon and Donald Duck were the others. Guess I'll have to make do with this.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2012
    Couple of nice little montage videos here:

    Games of 2011
    Games of 2012
  7.  (10854.16)
    And THQ (my former employer) has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Not massively shocking, but a little bit surprising, since the stock seemed to be trending upward in the wake of the Humble Bundle. And despite the news story saying there were 'no layoffs planned' I texted a friend who's still there and she replied that she was 'busy packing.' So layoffs apparently are happening.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 19th 2012
    Those are some awesome videos.
  8.  (10854.18)
    The Steam Holiday Sale is a go! I'm safe today, but tomorrow? A few hours from now when flash sales start to update? Who knows. It's dangerous territory and my wallet is going to end up far lighter than it was when it started.
    • CommentTimeDec 21st 2012
    I'm already $50 in the hole.

    Hitman: Absolution, Arkham City Game of the Year edition, Intrusion 2, Cargo Commander and an expansion for Dungeons of Dredmor. I am really glad I got a new job recently.
  9.  (10854.20)
    ArtRage 3 Studio Pro for a little over twenty bucks in the current flash sale is really tempting, even though I already have the full version of ArtRage 2 and like its interface better than 3's.

    [edit] Fuckit. The additional tools should make it handier than 2 has been. Boughted.