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Postby NeatNit » Mon May 13, 2013 8:18 pm

When System Shock 2 came out on gog, they made a big deal about it. And rightfully so.

When System Shock 2 came out on Steam 3 days ago, I didn't even hear about it until I noticed the "update news" just now.

Bleh.

I didn't buy it either time, but I have to say I was closer to buying it on gog for no discount than I am now on steam for 30% off. (and yes they both have the same price)


A some point, Valve just became boring.
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Postby trickser » Mon May 13, 2013 10:03 pm

To make it sellable on gog, they updated the engine and added features, improved the level editor, not only for system shock 2, but also for thief 1 and 2. The executables have been leaked into public domain before the copyright holder of system shock gave permission to sell the game.
The excitement you felt was certainly the echo of those events. Another seller isn't as groundbreaking.
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Postby NeatNit » Mon May 13, 2013 10:23 pm

I'm basically saying: "Huh. Advertising works."

GOG's advertisements, including basically redesigning its entire front page, made me feel like I should get this game. Valve just threw a discount at me. I don't remember the last time Steam made any game stand out. They just want you to get ALL of them.
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Postby shinygerbil » Wed May 15, 2013 8:23 pm

Apparently the Steam version is buggy and not as playable as the gog version, too.
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Postby tabasco boy » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:15 am

Scrolls Beta is out.
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Postby Xocrates » Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:44 am

Gunpoint is also out.

Which is brilliant (if a bit short) and you should all get it.
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Postby GreenRock » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:44 am

Looking for a game that's like Neptune's Pride in that it is multiplayer and you have to manage resources and such to defeat enemies. Except you replace the stars and spaceships with civilizations and knights.
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Postby Deadcows » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:22 pm

Company of Heroes 2 Beta on steam for free for 9 days. I suggest u guys give it a try.
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Postby Cooper42 » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:09 am

Xocrates wrote:Gunpoint is also out.

Which is brilliant (if a bit short) and you should all get it.
It is genuinely excellent.

Tom Francis missed a trick by not having a good system for sharing levels in place though. It would not have been too difficult to host a database of levels on a website where people can upload them with a description, rate them and download them. There are enough off-the-shelf bits of web software that would do that...
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Postby Feud » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:53 pm

Age of Conquest is a pretty solid mobile strategy game, one of the best I've played. Sort of like Risk, but with taxes, limited infrastructure, more freedom of motion, etc. I'm playing the Europe map and it is a lot of fun.

It seems a bit like a mix of Risk and Europa Universalis, but with a lot of the spreadsheet stuff handled under the hood.
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Postby Xocrates » Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:28 pm

GOG is giving away Torchlight for the next 48 hours.

Also, they've started their summer sale.
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Postby Ghost Division » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:09 pm

Anyone heard of Planetary Annihilation? here
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Postby NeatNit » Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:43 pm

I've heard of it when I saw that it costs $90 on Steam...

Also Xocrates, I don't see it. Says it costs $5.
Edit: nevermind, here it is. http://www.gog.com/gamecard/torchlight
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Postby Xocrates » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:09 pm

NeatNit wrote:I've heard of it when I saw that it costs $90 on Steam...

That's to not undercut the kickstarter people who paid for the alpha :P

Not sure why they didn't make pre-ordering the beta/release possible on Steam though.
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Postby NeatNit » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:07 pm

Mas Tnega wrote:I think it's worth it just to finish it. It's a visual novel with puzzle elements to slow it down more than anything. Like I implied before, the puzzles aren't big on replayability because they're just too easy to remember. Not that any of them really kick your ass anyway.
You can go through the story parts you've seen before at an accelerated rate by holding right the whole time.

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