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    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2014
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    Let's open the new thread with details of the pricing for the first Hearthstone expansion.

    Basically, if you're a top level player you'll already have enough spare gold to buy it all. Most of the rest of us will take the first section free and then pay the $20 for the rest.

    $20 may seem a little steep to some, but for those of us used to the CCG pricing model this seems pretty decent as it's about the price of a sealed deck in Magic.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2014 edited
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    I scored Saints Row 2 and the Third in that Humble Weekly sale forever ago, and have now just really gotten into SR2. Man, I don't know what makes it so different from GTA but I'm having way more fun than I ever had trying to slog through the GTAs I tried (3 and Vice City).
    I've already played through IV, and I thought after having superpowers and shit I'd be frustrated, but no.

    There's a free-to-play deathmatch cyberpunk shooty game out on Steam called Neotokyo, and that might be a really good Whitechapel game night selection, since it's free and cyberpunky and all...
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    I've been playing Rome Total War and while I really enjoy it, it seems even more glacial than normal 4X games, or at least, it takes that much more to actually accomplish anything. Mainly because it seems heavily weighted towards defence.

    I've played 13 hours and I'm two cities away from winning but my fronts are divided and the Spanish are so annoying.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2014
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    Because my PS3 isn't getting any use due to the usual circumstances, I was happy to pick up Child of Light on the Vita and have gotten significantly further in the game than I did when I started it on the ps3. Though at the moment I'm stuck on a particular fight...

    Beyond thrilled that Grim Fandango will be getting remastered and put up on PC, PS4 and Vita, with Double Fine doing the remastering!

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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2014
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    Enjoying the hell out of Charlie Murder at the moment. It may be pretty puerile, but it gets by on sheer exuberance. That and lots of splatter.
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    There's a free-to-play deathmatch cyberpunk shooty game out on Steam called Neotokyo, and that might be a really good Whitechapel game night selection, since it's free and cyberpunky and all...

    There also Unturned, which is essentially a free to play DayZ+Minecraft. Playing that co-op might be a slightly better fit for a Whitechapel game night.
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    Oh dear. So, Ingress came out for iOS. How much did I get hooked? Blisters on both feet from walking around hacking portals in spite of having a ton of other stuff to do level hooked? That's the ball park, yeah… :)
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2014
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    I've been playing Ingress for a few months now, but the iOS release has gotten a number of people at my office hooked as well. Great excuse for some exercise, I'll say that much.
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    I've recently gotten addicted to various Android games (Plague Inc. and Kingdom Rush mostly, though Pixel Dungeon is a blast) so Ingress looks really interesting.

    Apart from that I'm still playing Warlight a lot though I do have Dishonored just sitting on my shelf, taunting me...
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    Adventure Girl played Ingress on Android through last year, but started losing interest after hitting the level cap. I guess it's her turn now to stop for a moment to wait when we walk past any statue outside :P
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2014
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    Kingdom Rush, IMO, is one of the best tower defense games on the iPad.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2014
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    Oh yeah, speaking of games for mobile, I made a game for iOS! Well, a whole bunch of us did. It's called Tiny Realms, and it's building on the whole Clash of Clans thing. Check it out - you might find it interesting.
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    @ RenThing: Yeah, I played the first one fairly obsessively on Kongregate, and now that I've got Frontiers, even on a hone screen it's great fun. Small but perfectly formed, except it's not that small and the freaking plants that eat men are a pain...
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      CommentAuthorSteve
    • CommentTimeJul 18th 2014
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    If we're shamelessly plugging our own games... I made one.
    Dungeon Marauders - it's a digital dungeon delving card game for iPhone.
    I outsourced the art, and the music, everything else is all me. It does need some updating which I'll be working on over the next week.
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    I wish I could do pinball design. Between playing lots of Pinball Arcade lately and getting married in September I really want to to a marriage-themed table. There's just so much to work with!
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    Let's use the July-September thread again.

    Rodina- Just hit Early Access on Steam. Space exploration action game where you can walk into your ship, walk to the control room, take command to an outside view of the ship, fly off a planet's surface, shift into a higher gear to tool around the solar system, plunge through the atmosphere of another planet, land, then walk away from the control computer and outside to the surface. No loading.

    It's also really early, with no plants or animals making the planets more than a collection of hills, mountains, and plains, but there's more on the way. I'm not sure there's much meat on its bones once you follow the plot to whatever conclusion there may be, but I'm really enjoying it while it lasts and hope to see it grow into the game it wants to become.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2014 edited
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    So, like a worse No Man's Sky?



    Edit: Seeing that that guy's been working on his game for two years, I feel kind of bad for him now.
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    It's better than No Man's Sky, easily. Primarily because No Man's Sky is a thing that will exist someday, and Rodina is available now. A fun game that's available is always better than a trailer.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2014
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    A lot of that depends on whether you like putting money into Early Access titles that may never be 'finished'.
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    The features that are in are done, but the game is an ongoing developer project so it won't be complete for a very long time. Once one thing is working and bug-tested to completion, another dozen ideas are waiting in the wings. Rodina is nicely stable, with only a small bug or two rearing its head during my playtime and certainly nothing outside what I'd expect of a released game with a bigger budget.

    So what's with this "Let's crap on a game someone is enjoying" thing? "Worse No Man's Sky". That's poorly-reasoned bullshit. "Early Access that may never be finished"? There's a link to the developer web page in my initial post that explains how Rodina works. Oh look! Copy/paste!

    Rodina is in Ongoing Development. This means that new features will be added to Rodina over time and it will continue to grow.

    This is semantics, but I don’t prefer the terms “Alpha” or “Early Access” because they imply that Rodina will eventually have some kind of final release date when it will be finished. I even heard a friend of Elliptic, after playing the game, mention in a video that he “wasn’t sure when Rodina will be out”. Well- it’s out now! You can play it! If I can swing it, my goal is to just kind of keep working on it as long as I can. I’m not sure it will ever be complete.

    With that said, Rodina is still early in it’s life-cycle. There are crashes, bad performance for some people, etc. Please try the demo before buying!


    So how about putting the brakes on this cynicism thing? You want to say the game looks simplistic, with the only major interactions being shooting enemies and chasing after waypoints? Valid criticism. Ragging on an indie game not being No Man's Sky, which doesn't even have a release date, or that a programmer's ongoing pet project that's already a game isn't in the correct category of Steam for one's liking? Ugh.