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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2013
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    So... it's like fantasy X-Com with bits of Infinity Blade (hero's bloodline, etc) done by Double Fine? Hot diggity damn, yeah!
    I notice they've taken the reward tiers up a notch in terms of how much you have to pay for some things. Probably a smart move that they've learned from fulfilling the Broken Age rewards. Since 150 dollars is WAY out of my range, I can breathe easy knowing I won't feel the need to get that. I'm debating with myself whether I want the first or the second tier, though...
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2013
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    I won't be able to afford it, but I'd love the third tier. My own bloodline! I'm for that.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2013
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    By the by, I don't know who else would be on it, but I'm part of the Double Fine forums and Brad Muir is answering questions/taking suggestions.

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    In 'jesus fucking christ that's horrible' video game news: Oculus Rift co-founder Andrew Reisse was struck and killed during a police chase in Santa Ana. He wasn't involved in the police chase, he was just crossing the street.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2013
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    Downloaded Warhammer Quest last night. Promptly stayed up an hour and a half later than I should've playing it.
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      CommentAuthorcjkoger
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2013
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    Oh Man RenThing, why did you remind about Warhammer Quest. Ugh. Now I have to go buy it. I finally got my Beta invite for Cardhunter last night and start playing. It has been really entertaining and I really dig the old PnP/Tabletop throwback feel. Playing a bit more tonight to see if it holds up.
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      CommentAuthorMagnulus
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2013 edited
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    Goddamnit, I'm so excited about this thing I'm involved in! I was in this stop-motion animation called Crab: Crab
    (I'm Percy. And the shark)

    And now me and the director/ lead animator are collaborating on a claymation action adventure RPG, and the more ideas we both come up with, the more I want to play the game RIGHT THIS FUCKING MINUTE.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2013
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    I was expecting Dear Esther to have some sort of story of cohesion, but it is literally just, "Here are some pretty mountains and some caves. You walk slowly. Do you feel the art?"
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2013
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    DJ, WELCOME TO THE BROAD DEFINITION OF WHAT A VIDEO GAME ACTUALLY IS.

    Also Mags, wrong thread?
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    Anyone playing in the Neverwinter open beta? Free to play/fun to play!

    http://nw.perfectworld.com/
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    Last summer I used to play Waking Mars on my balcony, but when the balmy late summer nights ended, I put the game on the hiatus, and continued it yesterday. I can recommend it - rather smart, atmospheric, and the writers seem to know their biology/botany.

    http://www.tigerstylegames.com/wakingmars/
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2013 edited
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    @D.J.

    "But is it a game?" is literally the least interesting question you can ask about Dear Esther :) Hmm, I thought it had plenty of story and cohesion? It just wasn't underlined to hell and back in the vein of typical video game writing. My thoughts about the game from last year.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2013
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    If you are looking for a genre-name for Dear Esther (and Proteus I guess) I'm partial to "walk-em-up".
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2013 edited
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    @Morac:

    HAH! :D I'm so going to start using that :) Proteus is on my list, seeing as it was included in the Humble Bundle 8.
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    Just finished playing Gunpoint. Quite pleased with it, it's pretty short (though it has a level editor and I can see user levels being a lot of fun) but it has a nice learning curve and the ability to be a dick during briefings, which is always a plus. It's basically a platform stealth game, but your character can jump about three floors into the air and remotely rewire a lightswitch to make someone's gun fire.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2013
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    My dad recently did an article on the music dept. of EA Games and for research purposes he asked for some games they've put out.

    So now I have:

    Army of 2: Devil's Cartel
    Alice: Madness Returns
    Dragon Age 2
    Dead Space 2 & 3

    ...and FIFA 2013, Madden somethingerother and FIFA Street.

    I'll be busy for a while.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2013
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    'State of Decay' on XBox Live Arcade for 360.

    It's a zombie survival game where the emphasis is on survival rather than 'kill all the zombies!'. If you know DayZ, it's a little like that only single player.

    Each survivor you get to trust you becomes another 'life', but if the character you're playing dies they stay dead. Forever.

    It's a little clunky, but there's a lot of solid game design here, and it's a nice contrast to the more slick, but ultimately linear, Last of Us next week.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2013
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    Put in Dead Space 2 for about two seconds, but the combination of annoyance with the "waking up and following someone on the radio" starter level combined with the fact that I'm a HUUUUUUUGE wimp who is easily scared by horror movie OHMYGODMONSTERBRAAAAGGGHHHH stuff made me turn it off.

    Playing Alice: Madness Returns now and loving it.
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    @Flaybo

    I saw it being played and it seems like a cool game design with a lot of good ideas. But just one of those games I have absolutely no interest in playing. Mostly because of the zombies.

    That's why I'm hesitant with Last of Us. It'll probably be a really good looking, fun to play movie but it'll definitely be a 'Go down this hallway to get to another hallway or set piece to get to another cut scene' sort of deal. Which is fine when it's Naughty Dog doing it.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2013
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    @Flabyo
    Oooooooooh. I've always been intrigued by Day Z, but always turned off by the whole having-to-play-with-and-against-other-humans thing. So State of Decay sounds AMAZING.

    Haven't been playing much lately. When I can get people interested I'll play Left 2 Dead 2 (my Steam name is brittanica if you wanna play sometime, hint hint). Every now and then I'll put Fallout 3 or New Vegas in and try to find stuff I haven't done yet (I missed a whole mission in FO3 for YEARS, in three full playthroughs!).
    I have been sinking a little time into a flash game on Adult Swim, called "Snaaaake!" Simple little game of DESTROYING EVERYTHING, w/ a really fun soundtrack (that you can download for pay-what-you-like-even-free after you beat the game, which isn't too difficult).