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  • unmanneddrone 12:18 pm on August 23, 2011 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo I think it was on the G4 video review of X3: Reunion that had Morgan Webb sum up her disdain at the state of tepid alien dogfighting AI with “What’s a girl got to do to get a bit of hard Kha’ak around here?!”. I let that one pass, found it smirk-worthy. Keep me informed. I’ve come to the conclusion I really need to hold off on my X3 adventures because it’s not a game where I can truly put a lot of time into each time I play, so those long sessions where you can really drive credit into your account with direction have to wait until the kid gets a little older and can fend for herself on the hillsides of Sparta.

    @cgrajko I’d very much be interested in your view of Owlboy, sir. More pixel love.

    Squaddies with a penchant for fiddling about in Dubya-dubya Two. Men of War Collector’s Edition/Pack thing is 15 smackers on Gamersgate. That’s the original MoW, the Soviet Marine-centric single player spin-off Red Tide and the fantastic made-for-coop Assault Squad in one pack.

     
  • bowlisimo 2:27 pm on August 22, 2011 Permalink
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    @cgrajko I think @redswir1 put it best, Amnesia = “No way I’m going in there: the game”. Every time you fearfully peek around a corner or hang out in front of a door while you psych yourself up to open it, that’s the game’s atmospheric magic succeeding. But keep going! Your nerves will naturally steel themselves over time. The experience of your descent and having made it through, despite your instincts, will stick with you. I guarantee the conclusion won’t dazzle and amaze, but that really isn’t the point.

    @impynickers Grats on building a new PC, long may it kick the shit out of games. Coming up on the 4th year of my rig, which is like 60 in hardware years. Crossing my fingers on Deus Ex:HR. Please, little dual core, stay strong!

    @unmanneddrone *Ambient temperature, 87.2 degrees. All systems optimal* Owlboy looks cool and kinda nostalgic for Genesis/SNES. Demo downloaded. Nothing much to report on X3:TC, been conscripted to fight the Kha’ak (facepalm). Starting to realize giant slow moving death ship is bad for escorting. R&D has begun on a less potent, but faster frigate-like alternative.

     
  • ckim 7:34 pm on August 21, 2011 Permalink
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    @unmanneddrone Owlboy looks great. I wasn’t aware of it, but it’s on my radar now.

     
  • unmanneddrone 1:52 pm on August 21, 2011 Permalink
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    Fellows, behold. OWLBOY.

    It’s been getting quite nice exposure, so most – if not all – squaddies will know that the DEMO is now available. You’ll find a meaty 90-odd minute piece of gloriousness within. A true gem that tweaks your sentimentalities for games like Arstal on Saturn or the late Genesis/SNES sprite platformers. Do your part for Norwegian spriters and check it out.

    @redswir1 Man, while I found it hideously tedious, don’t feel pressured by the apparent “always-on” gameplay. Unlike Simtower or any other type of similar management game, you won’t come back and find yourself with a towering inferno…or with a roach epidemic…etc. etc. You’ll just come back to shops that need restocking. You’ll still be collecting rent. That person who entered the elevator will still be there when you return. Just turn off the push notifications and crack a beer. (And then go and play Majesty iOS)

    Also, can we hear for it @angryjedi who has been on assignment in the Fatherland for Gamepro. Excellent coverage. Grade A Newshoundry.

     
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