Brungles



  • This bundle today is actually pretty good:

    https://www.indiegala.com/getoverit?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GET+OVER+IT+BUNDLE

    I can vouch for:

    Dino D-Day (if you can find full servers-- multiplayer only)
    Zeno Clash
    Pixel Piracy (kind of incomplete, but still fun. Supposedly a patch coming out soon to complete it)
    Betrayer (extremely creepy and atmospheric game with horribly unfair combat)
    Frozen Synapse (the original version was not worth the hype, but this version which adds things like "graphics" and "sound effects" makes the game worthwhile)

    It's today-only. So if you're reading this post any time past 9/30/2015, then HAHA SUCKER.

    Post bundles and opinions of bundles here.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    if you can find full servers-- multiplayer only

    @blakeyrat said:

    kind of incomplete

    @blakeyrat said:

    horribly unfair combat

    @blakeyrat said:

    not worth the hype

    Hmm...
    @blakeyrat said:
    So if you're reading this post any time past 9/30/2015, then HAHA SUCKER.

    Is the person who didn't get this bundle "deal" really the sucker here?


  • area_deu

    You misquoted the thing about "not being worth the hype" BADLY. Be ashamed.



  • Shhhhhhh...I knew all along

    Also, I hardly consider "graphics" and "sound" to be things that are acceptably added AFTER the original release!!



  • Jesus. Ok:

    1. Not having full servers is hardly the game's fault, nor does it reflect on the quality of the game much. It's hard to find full Starsiege Tribes servers, but it's one of the best (if not THE best) class-based shooters of all time.

    2. Pixel Piracy is fun despite being incomplete. And I added there's a patch coming to finally finish-up the incomplete features. So what the fuck are you criticizing here?

    3. It's a fucking survival horror game, "horribly unfair combat" is KIND OF THE POINT you dumb shit.

    4. That quote is entirely out-of-context.

    @rc4 said:

    Is the person who didn't get this bundle "deal" really the sucker here?

    Yes.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Post bundles and opinions of bundles here.

    Well, there's already a game deal topic (INB4 "THOSE ARE TOTALLY NOT THE SAME WTF").

    Got the bundle, now I can continue to not have the time to play my library.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    "horribly unfair combat" is KIND OF THE POINT

    Then why point that out at all?

    @blakeyrat said:

    you dumb shit

    I'm going to have to disagree with you there, too. I know that's probably upsetting for you, but I have to do it.

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  • Good games, but all are common bundle fodder. If you're an indie bundle aficionado, you probably already have most of these.

    I actually started to develop a mental divide between "bundle indies" and "premium indies". All the games in this bundle? Old regulars.

    It's like cruisining the streets at night, and all you see are familiar middle-aged, tired-looking hookers. They wave at you as you pass by, sometimes yell out their new, feshly lowered price. But you don't care. You've had each one, sometimes multiple times. After a while, you just pretend you don't notice them and move on.

    But take something like Xenonauts in the current Humble Bundle, and now we're talking. That's a young, fresh meat. Probably ran out of money, saw the bundle scene and thought "just this one time. I'll close my eyes and take the money". But it's never just one time. Money will run thin again, and she'll be back. Again and again, until she's just like the others. Better grab that while there's still some life in the eyes.

    What are we talking about again?



  • Xenonauts is shit.

    I made a video on it but I don't think I uploaded it because my video was also shit.

    EDIT: wait, are there TWO games named Xenonauts? That's not the one I played...



  • @cartman82 said:

    It's like cruisining the streets at night, and all you see are familiar middle-aged, tired-looking hookers. They wave at you as you pass by, sometimes yell out their new, feshly lowered price. But you don't care. You've had each one, sometimes multiple times. After a while, you just pretend you don't notice them and move on.

    Disappointed. Expected more murder.



  • @boomzilla said:

    Disappointed. Expected more murdertranssexuality

    FTFY.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    EDIT: wait, are there TWO games named Xenonauts? That's not the one I played...

    Xenonauts is like X-Com remake faithful to the original. Played a bit of it, feels like I remember X-Com. Except, I no longer have the will for that level of involvement in games. Maybe if I manage to set it up as a podcast game...



  • Oh man you can get the Doctor Who Adventure games for $2. They are reputably extraordinarily shitty. I'm looking forward to mocking them.



  • @cartman82 said:

    Xenonauts is like X-Com remake faithful to the original.

    Right; I played another game that was basically "Gorman's UI When He Was in the APC in Aliens: The Game".

    Google's failing to give me the name of that game, but. Anyway I was confused. Xenonauts may or may not be shitty, I haven't played it.



  • Do you like Huey Lewis and The News? Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

    In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.



  • Yes, I've read American Psycho.



  • Then we've got "more murder" covered.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @blakeyrat said:

    Pixel Piracy (kind of incomplete, but still fun. Supposedly a patch coming out soon to complete it)

    Someone provided a couple of keys a few months ago and I snagged one, and only played a few minutes because of some kind of weird glitch. Keep meaning to go back to it.

    IIRC you bashed it a while ago because, I think, of all the missing functionality. I am guessing that based on what you said here that they've added some of that in?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @blakeyrat said:

    It's today-only. So if you're reading this post any time past 9/30/2015, then HAHA SUCKER.

    Pay $1.0 or more to get these Steam games!

    Nice formatting on their site, too.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    It's today-only. So if you're reading this post any time past 9/30/2015, then HAHA SUCKER.

    http://cdn2.ubergizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/the-pirate-bay-most-popular-file-sharing-site.jpg


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Gaska said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    It's today-only. So if you're reading this post any time past 9/30/2015, then HAHA SUCKER.

    http://cdn2.ubergizmo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/the-pirate-bay-most-popular-file-sharing-site.jpg

    You know how he feels about that.



  • Couldn't resist.



  • About what? Bad vector art?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @blakeyrat said:

    About what? Bad vector art?

    "Piracy". (I wish we could just call it theft.)



  • But you can. Just like @blakeyrat can call @MikeTheLiar the worst of the worst even though he's not, just like @Fox can call himself a woman even though he's not, you can call piracy a theft even though it's not.

    You can't call a black guy a thief, though, even if he is - so be careful with extrapolations of the rule above.



  • @Gaska said:

    you can call piracy a theft even though it's not is.

    FTFY



  • There are fundamental differences between a theft and piracy that you just can't say they're the same. For instance, piracy doesn't benefit the original producer.



  • One important difference between theft and piracy is that piracy leaves the item in the possession of the owner. Theft does not.
    I haven't pirated in years - but thank steam, Netflix and Spotify for that...


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @swayde said:

    One important difference between theft and piracy is that piracy leaves the item in the possession of the owner. Theft does not.

    Technically, it isn't outright theft so much as it's theft of opportunity. Which is an extremely difficult to value intangible…



  • Theft of opportunity has quite a different definition than stealing an opportunity, you know.


  • area_deu

    @swayde said:

    Netflix

    I thought you use that to get women into your apartment and not for media consumption ...



  • I have plenty women and chilli, so it's media consumption for me..


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @blakeyrat said:

    Frozen Synapse

    Great game, it reminds me of the mission planning from the Rainbow Six series. That was a game in itself.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @blakeyrat said:

    I'm looking forward to mocking them.

    I'm looking forward to the video of the mocking



  • @aliceif said:

    I thought you use that to get women into your apartment and not for media consumption ...

    And what, have my $8.99 a month go to waste? Sod off woman, I've got 2 seasons of CSI left!


    Filed under: and next time you invite me for coffee, I expect you to make fucking coffee



  • Humble's starting up a subscription service:

    Uh. Pretty expensive and sounds like the world's greatest crapshoot. Humble's probably the best of the game bundle providers, but they still frequently pack crappy bundles. Enough so that I wouldn't recommend putting them on "auto-buy".



  • I really like bundlestars. Their bundles are usually all chaff and 1 good game, but that game alone for about 2 dollars is a steal. They also had Shadow of Mordor + all DLC for 15 bucks. Well worth it.



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    make fucking coffee

    That sound messy and possibly very painful if the coffee is hot, but still better than drinking it.



  • "By day I imagine endless faces, by night... Well, I dream of swimming towards a hideous... no, never mind, it isn't significant."



  • Remember that game Hatred that literally everybody found disgusting and banned?

    If you wanna chuck $4 to Groupees, you can grab a copy: https://groupees.com/damned4 And since it comes with a bunch of other stuff you don't have the shame of knowing you paid for it.



  • Not sure if the reference in my earlier post was missed, or just ignored.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    Remember that game Hatred that literally everybody found disgusting and banned?

    Not at fucking all.

    Hey, a hint for the creators: if you're planning to make an artistic statement to shock the world and make it questions its assumptions, make sure you actually spread the word, or something.


    Filed under: besides, Postal did it before it was mainstream



  • @Maciejasjmj said:

    Not at fucking all.

    If you even casually follow gaming news sources, I don't know how you could have missed it.



  • I think Yathzee summed it up best to be honest. It was trying to be that game of this generation of games. Everyone was dumb enough to buy it before the reviews landed and realized it was just an average twin stick.

    You always have these things a couple times a generation. Rage(book), SAW, Texas chainsaw massacre, first GTA. The press blew their load at the thought of clicks and blew the game out of proportion. It was just a soggy disappointment in the end.



  • @DogsB said:

    Rage(book), SAW, Texas chainsaw massacre, first GTA.

    Hell, before that you had Softporn (a text adventure game that was later re-worked into the first Leisure Suit Larry), Custer's Revenge (a game so bad and pointless it should have been more controversial for its shittiness than it's supposed explicit content), and later, Mortal WKombat and Duke Nuke'm 3D. Even Doom got smeared for being too violent at one point.



  • @ScholRLEA said:

    Hell, before that you had Softporn

    The woman on the far right of the cover is Roberta Williams. Writer of basically all the good King's Quest games (and most of the bad ones), Phantasmagoria, etc.

    Yeah. On-Line Systems and Sierra Online? Same company.


  • area_deu

    @ScholRLEA said:

    Even Doom got smeared for being too violent at one point.

    Uhhhhhh

    Columbine.



  • OK, setting aside the fact that Doom had been out for five years when Columbine happened, I have never understood why people make the connection between that game and that particular pair of nutjobs. AFAIK, they never mentioned Doom, or any other computer game, in their videotaped rants, and the idea that spree killers were somehow inspired by violent games seems to have been a sort of catch-all explanation at the time even before then, similar to the 'porn creates serial killers' thing in the 1980s (which admittedly came out of something Ted Bundy said, but there's no reason to think it meant anything regarding anyone else, or even him for that matter).



  • Drawing on the link is ridiculous. But to be fair, the link did exist: one of the shooters was a big maker of custom Doom mods and maps.

    I made a bunch of Skyrim mods, therefore I'm about to run around murdering everybody with a claymore. FYI.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    I'm about to run around murdering everybody with a claymore.

    From you, that would come as no surprise. 😛


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