Sup I'm too lazy to click the archives all the time.
http://armagetronad.net/ - Armagetron
http://gamingw.net/forums/index.php?topic=68488.0 - Barkley, Shut Up and Jam Gaiden
http://www.wesnoth.org/ - Battle for Wesnoth
http://www.wyrdysm.com/games.php - Battleships Forever
http://www.scummvm.org/downloads/#extras - Beneath a Steel Sky
http://siebn.de/burningsand2/game/ - Burning Sand
http://www.miraigamer.net/cavestory/ - Cavestory
http://c-evo.org/ - C-evo
http://www.konjak.org/section.php?section=chalk - Chalk
http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/donate.htm - Chzo Mythos
http://interactive.usc.edu/projects/cloud/game.htm - Cloud
http://derekyu.com/games.html - Derek Yu stuff
http://www.qcfdesign.com/?cat=20 - Desktop Dungeons
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I've been wanting to play the old LucasArts games, but I don't have a copy of any of them (being too young to have grown up on them/not having been a PC gamer until recently). I know Tim Schafer has not-so-discreetly said he's okay with people pirating them, though.
Once again, post your handle/gamertag, what platform the handle is for (Wii, 360, Steam, etc.) and the games you play with that handle. When at all possible, include a link (things like Steam handles aren't always found).
Steam: Zach Honeycomb
Aaaaand that's it, surprisingly.
Gonna g'head and start us a new one to revive interest and since the last one's kinda outdated in OP and topic.
Topics to start!
>NECA Action Figures and their code for Genuine Classless Update hats
>The announcement of the Chess Set. What Classes are what pieces?
>Steam Market beta and how you can make half a dollar off DOTA2 invites: or; How I learned to stop worrying and price crates at over 300 dollars each (go look, I ain't kiddin')
>Incoming Promotional Items. Brutal Legend Hair and Taunt and Demo/Scout Sneakers.
I've also found a lot of good fanart to fill the thread out with.
Do we have proof on this?
>This isn’t the big update we hinted at in the last post, by the way, or any of the other super-secret update content we've been working on that we haven't even hinted at yet*.
It's pretty much in the front page. And there was also some information hinting competitive gameplay on a twitter posted on SPUF, saddly, I lost the links to it.
I know there's a huge comic coming, and the 15-minute movie. Haven't heard anything about comp. stuff other than that rumor. I hope it's true.
Probably an unpopular opinion, but I'd take the movie and the comic together as its own update.
Have you ever, in any way, felt legitimately offended by a video game?
Obvious stuff aside, I feel kind of angry when writer expect you to feel emotional when the writing is really shitty.
That's not the case. There's just as many people who are disinterested in social justice stuff of any kind, or who think any political issue at all is far less important than arguing over Harry Potter plot points, or who think men are being mistreated, and women aren't, or feminists who disagree on what's okay or what's not. I see fighting on my dash over it constantly.
I'll do my best, though.
ARGH TUMBLR ASDFARGLESNARGLE
Ignore anon, anon.
Nevermind that anon, I'm a gigantic faggot
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Does that mean they're going to leave a couple of old characters out of the new game? Or are they just seeing which characters everyone wants so they can appropriately divide the character packs so no two popular characters can be bought at once?
This sort of sounds like I'm jabbing at them, but I'm kind of being serious about these questions. Why won't they just bring the entire roster back SSIV-style.
No point in wasting time on characters no one wants; especially considering the purchase model they're going with.
Put me down for http://killerinstinct.wikia.com/wiki/Riptor
Because we need more Next Gen Dinosaurs.
To bad I cant vote cause I wont get facebook, ever.
Maybe I will use my moms fb this Midsummer.
Ye olde thread: >>173756
Was overwhelmed with nostalgia when I saw EpicNameBro start a Vagrant Story LP. But since I left my original copy with my parents, I had to emulate it, which worked surprsingly well. It's still fucking fantastic amazing spectacular. You should all play it.
OH MY GOD YES, Timed Corpse freshness and possible turning on you is THE BEST IDEA EVER, put in an element similar to like in X-com where using explosives destroyed the parts you can recover where in this it would be like you try to kill the opponents without mangling their bodies too much.
... This I have to concede.
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH WHAT THE FUCK WHY WAS I NOT AWARE OF THIS
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
Must-have Final Fantasy VI Adv…
Watching people play video games. Started on Something Awful, went other places.
Two Best Friends
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Would be nice to check it, but alas, paywall.
>>insert picture of Bruce Campbell here
Two Best Friends Play The Last of Us (Part 1)
Didn't saw that coming.
Last thread: >>171992
In other news: http://www.polygon.com/2013/6/4/4392674/halo-spartan-assault-windows-8
>Halo: Spartan Assault is a new top-down, twin-stick shooter due out this July for Windows 8 devices.
>We were told the upgrades that require players to spend real money are designed to make the game much easier, and based the purchasable options in the demo, will represent the majority of unlockables.
>Halo: Spartan Assault will be released for Windows 8 tablets, phones and personal computers in July for $6.99.
>Windows 8 Only
>Pay to Win
At this point I think Microsoft has decided that as long as they're digging, they might as well dig the biggest hole and hope that they hit diamonds or buried treasure at the bottom.
Same reason the Wiimote or the Tablet Controller on Wii U are mandatory. Making an "add-on" peripheral inherently limits the number of assumptions that developers can make about what players will have access to. Fewer console developers will make games that rely on a particular peripheral if doing so would limit their audience to the number of people who have that peripheral. By making it a feature of the base SKU, it encourages developers to take a chance on it.
It's why there were so few games for the Super Scope 6, for example, and why GBA and PSP-to-console connectivity never took off the way the developers wanted them to. The idea behind it is sound, but the logistics are prohibitive. Microsoft making the Kinect mandatory also makes the Kinect more attractive to third party developers.
I think that >>176406 means "why does the Kinect have to be plugged in at all times even when I'm not using it in the least". You're right about dev assumptions (which is why I think Nintendo was very stupid for not incorporating the CirclePad Pro into the 3DS XL), but the Wiimote and Gamepad are used as the central part of the gaming experience, even if not all of their features are used.
The Kinect, on the other hand, will often be completely pointless when you're playing a game. It may have some added benefits with voice commands (which can help in squad-based games, or like Skyrim), but even with the newer Kinect there will still be large pitfalls with voice recognition and most devs will opt to have controller-based ways to do the same thing.
I could be wrong, of course; some devs might find ingenious uses for the Kinect even when the game still revolves around the controller. At the very least, more will certainly consider its inclusion knowing it will be available. Every new game "enhancement" is always called a gimmick early on, but the actual enhancements will get clever uses later. The touch screen, for instance, on the DS, or Wii's motion options (which only really got good when the WiiMote Plus came out, which is why I find it astounding that Nintendo pretty much tossed it aside with the Wii U). The pressure sensitive shoulder buttons on the Gamecube saw little use, however (interestingly, they're part of the Xbone controller).
But, even then, that's no reason to require the Kinect to be connected at all time.
XBOX ONE: Confusion? Lies?! WTF Is Going On?!
Video Game Nicholas Cage attempts to provide clarity.
>Sakurai also confirmed to me that tripping, a significant and frustrating element from Super Smash Bros. Brawl had been removed.
>tripping had been removed
This is the best news of all of E3. All Years.
That's what they call "second party" games right?
Anyone that does doesn't understand what "third party" means.
Second Party is the consumer. First Party is the manufacturer of the hardware. Because these terms are references to the transaction of buying the initial system. Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo make a thing as the First Party, they sell it to you, the Second Party, and you proceed to purchase software and additional hardware made by Third Parties that are not owned by the manufacturer of the system, and are not you.
>Because these terms are references to the transaction of buying the initial system.
We're talking about how the developer relates to the console manufacturer; the consumer doesn't come into this description at all.
Wiki sez: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_developer
>a first-party developer is part of a company which manufactures a video game console and develops exclusively for it. First-party developers may use the name of the company itself (such as Nintendo), have a specific division name (such as Sony's Polyphony Digital) or have been an independent studio before being acquired by the console manufacturer (such as Rare or Naughty Dog).
>Second party developer is a colloquial term used by gaming enthusiasts and media often used to describe two different types of game development studios: 1) Independently-owned studios who take development contracts from the platform holders and what they produce will usually be exclusive to that platform. 2) Studios who are partially or wholly owned by the platform holder (also known as a subsidiary) and what they produce will usually be exclusive to that platform.
>Third-party developers are usually called upon by a video game publisher to develop a title for one (or more) systems. Both publisher and developer have considerable input in the game's design and content. However, the publisher's wishes generally override those of the developer.
>Independents are small software developers which are not owned by (or dependent on) a single publisher. Some of these developers self-publish their games, relying on the Internet and word of mouth for publicity.
So, by those descriptions, Game Freak is a Second Party developer.
That time of the year is upon us once again, fellow gamers. While E3 itself doesn't start until next week, we get a "Pre-Show" tomorrow from Konami, so let's kick it off.
Feel free to use this report card (or any other) to upload your list of predictions now and your review/grades later.
>Microsoft not lowest grade
I know it sounds like parroting the general consensus, but they really did earn their place at the bottom of the shit-pile. They can parade out all the exclusives they want (along with non-exclusives that they conveniently neglect to mention are available on multiple platforms), but that doesn't really do anything to offset even a portion of the mountain of negative marks against the X-Box One thus far.
Well, that's mostly because it was a mildly entertaining conference, they did presented games, and since the Xbone Juan was already shown a few weeks ago, we already knew it's gonna suck. So that doesn't even count.
Yeah, the console blows, but their conference didn't, at least.
Their conference, rape references and technical difficulties aside, was fairly solid. The $499 announcement hurt them, but they didn't mention anything at all about the DRM/Big Brother stuff, which is what everyone hates them for right now.
If they didn't have this back-assward "protection" in the system, they wouldn't have been trounced so hard by Sony; the $399 PS4 launch price would have still hurt them, but not nearly as much as it does now.
The demo is resoundingly being praised right right now.
You know, I assumed the flame thrower was such a huge deal I didn't even use it once because I was saving it.
Also how many of you would do what Joel did towards the end or leave it alone ?
I like how you asked that. You didn't ask if you thought it was right or if it made Joel bad. Kudos, because I think that was the point. I probably would have done the same thing. Hotel wasn't given a choice and neither was Ellie. That's a decision that I would have needed her explicit agreement to following her own saying of what the risks are compared to the potential benefits. Truth is, in not sure it was Ellie who was immune or the infection in her that mutated (probably both), but whichever the case, there was no guarantee that her sacrifice would lead to a cure, vaccine, or even a weapon. No one day down and talked with her about it. Then again, maybe they shouldn't have. And maybe that's why they didn't. Not many would deny their species such a chance, but I could easily see the doctors waving it off out of rising elite actually doing so. There is no right and wrong. I've always known that and it's the lens I look at everything at.
Do you guys think, after everything that Joel and Ellie went through, humanity was worth saving?
Anyone picking up Animal Crossing this week?
Meanwhile, Moses tell us why this game is fun times.
Geek & Sundry Application …
State of Decay is confirmed for being available for download from Xbox Live on the 5th, this Wednesday.
Anyone else (really, really) looking forward to it?
One of the people involved with making the game was in a stream where some dude was playing and said graphics aren't as good as they could be since they're only allowed 2GB size limit to be on XBLA. The game is still good despite that, though.
I have to say I love this game and have been playing it solidly since it came out, managed to get through all the story missions and haven't lost anyone not counting those two at the start who's infections I believe are scripted though of course there's been a number of close calls.
Since I completed the story missions I've still been having fun just going around with my 8-man crew based at the farm, scavenging new gear and levelling up the survivors skills.
The game and its updates might be plagued with bugs and it isn't the most beautiful arcade downloadable of all time but hell it deserve it, the game itself is fun as hell.
Though even more importantly the creators listen to the fans, they admit to their problems and work to fix them, and ontop of that are refining the game based on feedback despite the expenses that entails for something on Microsoft Live.
That doesn't take all the sting away but a company owning up to their faults so honestly and working to fix them is refreshing and personally it causes me to feel alot of goodwill towards them.
>Sony will indeed reveal the successor to PlayStation 3 at its PlayStation Meeting 2013 press event on February 20, according to sources of The Wall Street Journal.
>“Sony’s device will be released later this year, these people [familiar with the matter] said, and will spar against Microsoft’s own machine, which is also expected to be released by the holidays,” wrote the publication.
>The new system will incorporate “more social gaming aspects” and be more focused on “changes in how users interact with the machine” versus “hardware improvements,” according to the outlet.
>At one point, the PlayStation manufacturer considered removing the system’s disc drive in favor for an all-digital console, said The Wall Street Journal. But concerns over game file size and slow internet connections made them scrap the idea. Microsoft is said have made a similar decision.
>Previous rumors have suggested PlayStation 4 will run on an eight Jaguar core CPU and 18 CUs AMD-based GPU.
Initially, sure. It's been a pretty big selling point in the past couple of years, though. People who are on the fence about buying a console usually get convinced to buy one for its added blu ray functionality.
Age of Booty Preview-ish
>Sony hired this man to be one of their top tier guys.
So with the Joakim Mogren interview confirming the game is running on the FOX Engine, and Kojima's presentation at the GDC in ten days, it looks like they're kicking this shit into maximum overdrive.
TF-XXI TEWT 0001 Phantom_Pain.mme
This showed up today on Gametrailers, uploaded by an account registered to Mogren.
When the sound is played backwards it resembles the A.I. pod's singing in Peace Walker.
You're referring to the person who got gutted right? I didn't look at that scene too closely. Was too hardcore even for someone like me who's used to gore.
So apparently the music for MGSV is being done by a guy named Ludvig Forsell, but the only other game he seems to have done music for is a PSP game called Senritsu no Stratus (whose only famous song is by Yuki Kajiura nonetheless). Anybody know what other work he's done and if he's any good.