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    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2013
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    It's the final quarter of the year, and this year it might actually end being about more than just the next Call of Duty game.

    Yup, it's new consoles time, with both the PS4 and Xbox One due to drop soon.

    But can anything touch the runaway success of Grand Theft Auto 5?

    Me? This quarter I appear to be going mostly 3DS, with a whole bunch of interesting titles including the new Phoenix Wright game and Square RPG 'Bravely Default' appearing (in Europe at least).
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2013
     (11172.2)
    Braveley Default has me pretty much sold on the title!

    For me though, once Pokemon X and Y come out on the 12th, I'm pretty much done for the next three months ...
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2013
     (11172.3)
    I might actually end up getting the next Pokemon, haven't played one since Red/Blue...
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2013
     (11172.4)
    Well, this iteration is probably a good jumping on point - it's certainly the prettiest looking, FWIW ...
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    I've never played a Pokemon game, so I figured I'd hop on with this edition. Even though I play games so slowly these days.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2013
     (11172.6)
    I jumped on the Pokemon bandwagon fairly recently (a couple of months back, with Pokemon Black). I think it was largely due to vindication for 10-year old me. I'm leaning towards getting the new one as well. This franchise definitely has its hooks in me...

    Apparently there is an internet-based fighting option in this one. Perhaps a Whitechapel Underground Pokemon Murderbrawl League is in order.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd 2013
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    I would totally be up for that!
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    Soundodger+ is coming to Steam. This is why it matters, although I should note the videos I chose show 100% and the odds of doing it without being a machine are pretty low.





    Evil, evil game. Lovely too. :)
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    Nnnngh Pokemon.

    I bought Pokemon Y. Never played a Pokemon game before, unless you count an hour or so of one of the old original Game Boy games when I was babysitting as a 16-year-old. So, relative Pokemon virgin at the age of 30. And, well, I played for about five to seven hours today, I think. And I still wanna play more, but my fingers needed to rest.

    I got Y because baconburd. Fennekin starter, because the other two looked doofy.



    BACONBURD.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeOct 13th 2013
     (11172.10)
    Yeah, still grinding it out here, too. Enjoying it, but looking forward to reaching that tipping point where I have a well rounded team that doesn't need too many substitutions.
    I went with Froakie, because I suspect he will become usefully dual-typed in future. Also, him being a frog meant I could nickname him Dennis Hopper.

    Overall, pleased with the game so far - they haven't messed up the core dynamic, it looks very pretty, the online stuff just WORKS, and the UI is sensibly designed for once. Looking forward to getting properly stuck in!
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2013
     (11172.11)
    So I picked up Doublefine's Spacebase DF-9 alpha and it's...well, it's an alpha and all that it means. I've been stuck in the same area for a bit because after I build the rooms I need to (air lock, life support) one guy actually goes in to the damn base and the rest float around until they run out of oxygen and die.

    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
     (11172.12)
    My first iPad/iPhone game is finally out!

    If you like word games, give it a try!

    Spindle Spell
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013 edited
     (11172.13)
    @Flabyo:

    YYYYYEEEEEEAAAAH! Congrats! I'll download it immediately when I have 99 cents on my credit card >.<

    Greetings,
    A Word Game Addict
    • CommentAuthorJonnyuk
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
     (11172.14)
    Hup,

    Kerbal Space Program, it's been on Steam as an early access thing for a while (I do have some misgivings about this approach to releasing games) and it is without a doubt the bees knees. The bees bloomin' fluffy, black and yellow knees.

    If you liked lego (can you not?) this is for you, plenty of rocket/fuel/spacey parts that snap together easily and in more increasing complexity as you're overly tired wanted to go to bed an hour ago mind can/will keep coming up with.

    It's essentially a sandbox galaxy that you can build space ships in and launch them to the Mun or nearby planets, simulated physics, brave Kerbals and the stars to reach for.... an absolute joy.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013 edited
     (11172.15)
    @Jonnyuk: I'm curious, what specifically are your misgivings about early access releases? I've heard a lot from both sides of the argument, and I'm still trying to make up my own mind.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
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    My last experience with the Myst series was the CD version of Riven, back when I got my first computer 15 years ago. I remember starting the game, turning the corner and having to change to CD number 6 or 7. I never did have the patience to figure out that game, especially when the disc tray popped open every time I decided that I either didn't have what I needed for a particular area or just didn't know how to do it. I mean, sure, I was 15, but still.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2013
     (11172.18)
    I never played Riven, but enjoyed Myst well enough.
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    Finished Shadowrun Returns yesterday and damn, that was a nice experience. The game had its faults of course, but didn't bother me. The plot, the writing, the gameplay, everything was like that one perfect Shadowrun game you wish you had ran in senior high school, and turn based combat fuck yeah.

    Started Max Payne 3 and the first hours were a mixed bag of feelings. At first it was like wtf, am I going to get to ever actually play this game, since most of the beginning was one big cutscene with the control wrested away from the player always when something interesting happened. It continues to be very cutscene heavy, but somehow it just started growing on me. The buddy story, the visual storytelling and the over the top noir self pity voiceover. In something like one third, let's see how it continues.
    • CommentAuthorJonnyuk
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2013
     (11172.20)
    @Alan

    I dislike your question because I have had to fully consider my point so I can write a reasonable response, and I'm struggling with what I really think, damn you...

    There are a couple of things I feel uneasy about with early access, the first is how easy it will be to exploit - the quality of what you pay for could vary wildly game to game (and it isn't cheap at fifteen of the queens). The second is how an early access release effects the final release quality, the feedback loop for the developer must be useful but does that dilute the purity, focus (particularly with smaller dev teams) of the end product? I don't want games by nerdy focus groups.

    Kerbal Space Program is as interesting case, the mod community have done amazing wonderful things with the game already. How does that effect the developer when the community as large as it is can churn mod.s out for parts/skins (full auto-pilots... really impressive stuff) at an insane rate due to the amount of people involved, outstripping the developers efforts in quite a few instances?

    I think that sums it up, or somewhere close. I may be just old (I had a Spectrum +2 when they were new) and long for the days of fat boxes, heavy manuals and enough time to make a brew and read the manual while the game installed....