Same, actually. I've heard tons about it but I've never played it. You'll have to let us know how it holds up!
Holds up really well. Bought this in High School as part of a Lucas Arts CD pack. This version is great because it has th voice tracks, unlike the floppy version.
The art style and writing are still, very good. I'd makes some in-jokes but they'd all be spoilers, enjoy!
That guy on the cover looks familiar...
Nice find by the way! It's a great game.
PURPLE TENTACLE may be in a list of all time most memorable villans.
I loved that game.
Hahahaha, that's awesome! I knew I recognized WhiteboySlim's icon! I played the game long ago on my first Windows PC. That said, I don't remember it too well. I remember being introduced to Maniac Mansion on the NES and I loved it (even played it recently in an emulator). Although, I never played the PC version, which was supposedly a bit better and perhaps a bit more crude.
I got the email, not sure ill have time to check it out. Let me know how it plays when you try it though, really interested in this one.
I'm just starting to wonder if the world needs another Diablo-like game. Though this may prove me wrong.
Well, perhaps not but this one is free to play which does open it up to certain players that might not have been able to get Torchlight 2 or Diablo 3.
Plus it being F2P means I will try it out for sure. And you know, the free to play model kind of works for a game like this.
As long as it isn't pay to win.
Would be nice to see Mac/Linux support, but I get why that can tricky while also moving through beta. I have a friend who I used to play D2 with quite a bit that now a days refuse to devote this sort of hardware to Windoze.
Given that I was just playing D3 this morning (ah the joys of being unemployed :) ) I'll probably check this out on my spare system.
This game is really interesting. Its kind of like Diablo with a Greek aesthetic. UI is a bit hard to navigate at times, but its an interesting game for sure.
I spent an hour at it Thursday morning. Definitely beta, but intriguing. The skill system looks to have many more possibilities.
Cycles is Blender's new renderer and I must say that it is a thing of beauty. It's fast, it's practical, and, most of all, it makes lighting and materials make sense, something that has been a major hurdle in my modeling hobby. Oh, and the near real time renders (for small resolutions) help tremendously.
The image I've attached took about 20 minutes to model (and I'm really bad), but the real key is that the lighting and materials took about 2min.
For someone who actually knows what they're doing see: http://www.blenderguru.com/videos/introduction-to-cycles/
This is awesome, thanks for sharing @Tungsten. Gonna share this.
Nice! I dig it.
That is really, really cool!
I've used Blender a handful of times but never made anything that looks this awesome.
Well actually, I kind of want the Bethesda pack but I haven't picked it up yet... Kind of thinking of waiting, but on the other hand....
But yeah, so far so good :D
Borderlands 2, The Penny Arcade Trilogy, and Dungeon Defenders DLC. I couldn't stop myself.
I'm trying to be moderate. Some deals are just too good to miss, but I'm not buying stuff just because it's cheap. So far I only got Darksiders Franchise pack, Saints Row: The Third Season Pass and bought some heavily discounted games to give away on SteamGifts. Still hoping to get Natural Selection 2, Immortal Throne expansion pack for Titan Quest and the complete edition of Dungeons of Dredmor.
I'm kind of hoping more games are added to the bundle as I paid over the average :)
@jdodson and you got your wish. :) 3 more games added to the bundle.
I, too, have been trying to control myself, but the Humble Bundle came out and I can't resist any of those. Also, my current gaming rig is a little underpowered for most AAA titles, so that's helped, too.
However, I did re-purchase Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit for the PS3 since the optical drive died a while back.
@bean I totally did. And they added some really great games too.
Your PS3 disc drive doesnt work? Whoa. Thats a huge bummer. I guess we could still use Netflix with it, but not BluRay? Whoa.
S'ok. I only have two BluRays anyway and a lot of my more recent games have been digital downloads. I had been using GameFly for disc-based titles to play some of the games I hadn't played before, so now I get to save $20/month.
And I'm past the point of paying another $270 for a low-end PS3. Blasphemy, right? Take away my gamer card now.
No. I think the PS3 is at the end of its life, so if BluRay isn't a big deal then I can see not replacing it. I really dig my PS3 a lot but the only game I still have to play on it I have not is Read Dead Redemption and thats because it didn't come with a PC port.
Yeah, Rockstar said it would be released without a PC port. It made some sense to me at the time because console games way outsold PC. I wonder if they will break on that and port it?
Awesome, interested to hear about how it goes. Seems like a cool game.
Wow that is really intense. Putting that game on my list for sure now. Well, prob finish The Witcher first then move to the sequel. Nabbed the first Witcher at the time I was buying a ton of games at it was lost in the mix.
Did you play the original and if so how does this stack up?
Beyond being a predator in a relationship, that sounds pretty good. Looking forward to checking it out.
Come and join me on the Jaeger server. You have no excuse, its free-to-play.
Is there some place I can go for an explanation of how to play? After I started I was fairly confused as to my team goals and how to advance. I ended up looking around and took a few shots at some aircraft.
OK cool, if you are online ill hit you up.
First impressions: It's really good, except that I'm probably going to be tense for the next month and half. The first time some alien just pops out of no where and kills one of the soldiers you've put so much time into... it just make you want to throw your computer across the room.
Let me know if you want to play MP. You'll probably beat up on me pretty good.
The only gripe I have about the game is that the aliens are mobs that need to be activated before they take action. Most of the horror of UFO Defense was hearing aliens walk around slaughtering innocent people while you were desperately trying to hunt them. Other than that, it's quite a piece of work.
I will pick this up for a little more of a discount later. I really liked the demo but I already have a lot of games I still need finish. When I get it, lets do some multi-player! I really enjoyed the demo levels and could see losing a great unit would suck badly.
Is it just 2v2 or can you add more players?
More than anything, I'm just bored with the run.
I play D3 here and there, but I am only level 54 or something like that. Is that high enough to take down this guy?
I don't even think they spawn in non-Inferno.
Well there we are.
Ok so an hour of grinding an I'm all set :D
That all said I am pretty happy with picking up and playing Diablo 3 from time to time. Haven't got to any of the end game stuff yet, but at some point I will.
I can wallop The Butcher in Inferno pretty easily now, but the first bit of Act II still slays me. I may have hit the point where you have to love the grind to keep going.
I'm OK with that, I suppose. It's definitely a pick-up-put-down game for me. I play it a couple of days and have loads of fun, then I'm done for a while. If I quit right now and never looked at it again, I would have still gotten my $60 worth.
I got a pretty good value out of mine too I think. I got ze Collectors which I think is superb. Prob listened to the soundtrack more than I've played the game.
Yes, keys drop in inferno acts 1-3 when you have 5 stacks of valor. Each monster power gives an additional 10% chance for the key to drop. So MP10 has a 100% drop chance. We usually farm them on MP5 or 6.
I just finally got all 3 organs the other day and made my first hellfire ring. It didn't roll very well but at least I get the bonus XP!
Yes, you have to use their app.
Pick from a game on this list below and use the coupon code: OS3874XVC
Dragon Age Origins
Dragon Age 2
Mass Effect 1 or 2 Battlefield 2142
Dead Space 1 or 2
Medal of Honor
Sim City 4
Need for Speed: Pro Street
Medal of Honor: Airborn
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Sims 2 Double Deluxe
I'm sure there are a few others
1 free game per account (so I made 3 accounts :) )
I can't find sim city 4 on origin. It just doesn't seem to pop up. Any idea why?
I found it, its not on their search. You have to manually look through all their games to find it. Origin is stupid. You can also use the code multiple times if you delete your history and cookies and log out and back in.
Here is a funny picture
Origin installs secure rom on your computer?
Jdodson I think some Steam games still use it. *think*. I'm not 100% sure about that.
I've been avoiding Origin but... guess I'll use a free game as a test.
I think I might get a free game too. To test it out. Still haven't tried dragon age yet. From what I have seen, it looks like EA uses always on auth, which is similar to Steam.
Some games have secureROM but they are removing it or in the process.
Well crap. Apparently it was only working for a short time, because it tells me "invalid promo code" now.
Too bad I/we missed this, free Dragon Age....
Hahahaha, I bet since this was such a well publicised thing that they wont ding anyone and if they do I imagine all it will be is shutting off an account. :D
Funny thing is, I think Origin should basically give away some free games to get users, I was ready to sign up and try it out then it stopped. Not coming back now, I don't know if a .99 cent game would get me to sign up.
Wait, are you giving away your key? Or are you just saying you have one. Cause, if your giving it away I'd gladly take it.
Alright, Thanks a lot.
I got past the intro and through the first... thing. But then it just seemed to be infinitely repeating stuff with no rhyme or reason.
Crazy. Fascinatingly crazy. I love it.
Interested to see where they take this in the full game. I hope there are more interactions with the 'Relics' system. Could do without the abstract platforming, though the puzzle systems involved there are pretty cool. The sound, at least in the Relics screens, is my favorite.
Ever watch the anime Blame!?
@Travis: Ya, I got a lost a bit, but there does actually seem to be some puzzle elements hidden somewhere in the noise.
@scrypt: I like it for the atmosphere. Just the console in the beginning was worth the price of admission.