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Old 05-14-2010, 12:25 PM   #3611 (permalink)
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The humble indie bundle is way better but Steam has an indie pack of his own, apparetly.

It's called "The Steam Play Indie Pack", costs 19 euros (how's that in dollaz?) and includes "World of Goo" (already in the humble), "Machinarium" (A masterpiece of genius and poetry that is required) plus three things i have no idea about:

-"And yet it moves" which seems cool but a bit looks over substance
-"Osmos" which fascinates me incredibly. Mostly because it seems designed by a druggie.
-"Galcon Fusion" No Idea

Also "Torchlight" is half price for the weekend. If you're one of those sad beings that hasnt got it yet, you have an occasion to fix your useless, pathetic life.
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I have Osmos, it reminds me of Carl Sagan, which a lovely thing to be reminded of. I play it after intense games of Left 4 Dead 2 to relax. That's not to say it's an easy game but it's a relaxing, even comforting one (to me, at least).

And if you don't buy Torchlight at this price, you are wrong.

EDIT: a useful page for those who just got steam on the mac.

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Old 05-14-2010, 12:41 PM   #3612 (permalink)
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Is anyone else here interested in that Red Dead Redemption game? The new Game Informer gave it game of the month and I guess it's getting great reviews everywhere else. Supposedly it turns out to be a really excellent western story mixed with the immersive game world that Rockstar is so great at creating. Also, the multiplayer free roam stuff looks awesome, so I kind of pre-ordered it on a whim hoping to find some people to play with.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:45 PM   #3613 (permalink)
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Is anyone else here interested in that Red Dead Redemption game? The new Game Informer gave it game of the month and I guess it's getting great reviews everywhere else. Supposedly it turns out to be a really excellent western story mixed with the immersive game world that Rockstar is so great at creating. Also, the multiplayer free roam stuff looks awesome, so I kind of pre-ordered it on a whim hoping to find some people to play with.
This pretty much sold me on it.

I might have wait until payday but if can afford it, I'll be seeing if we can organise a KATG posse.

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Old 05-14-2010, 01:22 PM   #3614 (permalink)
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Remember that weekend where Torchlight was $2? Yeah, that was a good weekend.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:58 PM   #3615 (permalink)
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Steam has also put out a very neat Telltale package. For less than 30 euros (Or whatever your stupid currency is) you can get the two best series ever: Tales of Monkey Island and the new Sam & Max: Devil's Playhouse

The first one is probably the best Monkey Island Game since the 2nd

The second one is still ongoing (well actually it's just started) but beats any adventure game i played recently in terms of zanyness and inventivity.
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Old 05-14-2010, 04:53 PM   #3616 (permalink)
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Is anyone else here interested in that Red Dead Redemption game? The new Game Informer gave it game of the month and I guess it's getting great reviews everywhere else. Supposedly it turns out to be a really excellent western story mixed with the immersive game world that Rockstar is so great at creating. Also, the multiplayer free roam stuff looks awesome, so I kind of pre-ordered it on a whim hoping to find some people to play with.
I'll be getting this the moment I'm done with Alan Wake - which sucks that they're both coming out on the same day!

We need to form a posse and fuck shit up the KATG way.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:38 PM   #3617 (permalink)
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The humble indie bundle is way better but Steam has an indie pack of his own, apparently.
I saw that in their news popup thing, and I said to myself "I see what you did there."
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:21 AM   #3618 (permalink)
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The first one is probably the best Monkey Island Game since the 2nd
wait WHAT

You put Tales of above Curse of? No way dude, this is factually incorrect. You could prove this sort of thing with science. It's a scientific fact that Curse of Monkey Island is the best MI.

With SCIENCE FACTS aside--Tales of is better than Escape from, but that's about it. Telltale really let me down with it, it actually would have been really good if they hadn't completely ruined the controls and interface. Why is it so hard to MOVE AROUND? Or COMBINE ITEMS? That's 99% of the gameplay in a point and click adventure and MI 1-3 did a dang good job of it, so why did they have to take the MI4 route and make controls that make the game a pain in the ass to play? Strong Bad had good controls, why should they make Monkey Island with such bad ones? I rarely bitch about game controls, but there are so many examples of great point and click controls, even in the very series they were making a sequel to, and yet they chose to replace them with something terrible.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:47 AM   #3619 (permalink)
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I agree with the controls thing. But that's the modern way of adventure games. Actually the classical point and click of some less known recent AG (see Memento Mori. Bleargh) sucked so bad, i like the keyboard thing better. Apparently the new programmer dont know how hot spots work. And i would love to see the old SCUMM interface back, but that's dreaming.

Tales is superior to Curse for a bunch of reasons:

1) The story is less unfocused and has a few dark, less openly silly moments that give it a dramatic edge that i loved. Ron Gilbert always said that the Monkey Island series wasnt supposed to be all about comedy. Telltale worked that.

2)I never liked how they reshaped the look of Guybrush in Curse. That cartoony bug eyed look always rubbed me the wrong way. It looks less irritating in 3d. Also he has the goatee and jacket combinaton of MI2: instant win.

3) Dominic D'Armato gives the most incredible voice acting performance (next to Hamill in Arkham Asylum) i've seen in a videogame in this last season. He was good in Curse, but far too young and insecure. In this one he gave Guybrush a soul, an attitude and the perfect delivery for the amazing one liners. Before he got a voice, i couldnt possibly imagine how Guybrush could sound. In Curse i was concinced but not thorougly. But in Tales? Wow. The moments when he actually pulled off drama? Great.

4)The puzzles were inferior, mostly because of the episodic nature. But the good ones were a lot less frustrating than the ones in Curse, and more obedient to the Ron Gilbert design of adventure games.

5)The personality of Guybrush was a win. He isnt supposed to be a bumbling idiot. He's simple but edgy.

That said, the best MI is MI2: Le Chuck's Revenge. ANd that isnt only a FACT but a DOGMA.
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Old 05-15-2010, 02:13 PM   #3620 (permalink)
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Very random post, but it DOES have to do with games.

I went to a tech drive (people just came and dropped off old tech), and we (the people volunteering) could take any two sets of stuff. I found an Apple II computer with a stack of 15 games. BUT, I didn't know how valuable they were...so I threw them out with the rest of the stuff....I could've sold them at a really low price, and STILL make over $700....Fuck me and my ignorance.
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