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Dima

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  30.05.2014 at 18:19
I highly recommend this. Starts off slow but it gets good. http://adarkroom.doublespeakgames.com/
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Potorro

Posts: 1904
From: Belgium

  30.05.2014 at 22:42
That adarkroom thing was interesting. I liked building the village and wished they developped it furthur, coz the explorating part was not too nice.... I got bored fast with that.
Dima

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  02.06.2014 at 07:09
Lel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dHz4nYCDdM
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IronAngel

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Age: 27
From: Finland

  02.06.2014 at 11:32
Haha, I feel for him. That shitty menu always open!
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Melodious

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From: UK

  02.06.2014 at 14:08
Written by IronAngel on 28.05.2014 at 14:35
Also, why the fuck is Jade Empire never on sale. Not paying 15 for a nine-year-old game.


Wow, I still own that game for the original Xbox. I would certainly advise checking it out if you can, as it is amazing.

I'm not sure what I'm going to play next, but it's either Watch Dogs, or Child Of Light...
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Defunct

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Age: 32
From: UK

  04.06.2014 at 19:39
Dark Souls II DLC. First of three.

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Age: 22
From: Hungary
  05.06.2014 at 15:34
To League of Legends fans out there - apparantly Pentakill is a real thing now .

Dima

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  05.06.2014 at 15:34
I'm most looking forward to the snow DLC, which I think is the final one. It's gonna take A LOT to surpass the Prepare to Die DLC.
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Dima

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  06.06.2014 at 03:38
THE WITCHER 3!

I don't know who it is, but whoever chooses/makes the soundtrack for these trailers deserves a raise. That's 2 trailers in a row where the music itself sold me.
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IronAngel

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Age: 27
From: Finland

  06.06.2014 at 09:35
Pre-order it on GOG.com and you get a copy of Neverwinter Nights for free! Absolutely worth it, the latter's the best (only) real online RPG ever. That is, a game with actual RP in it. (You need to ask GOG for multiplayer CD keys, though.)
Dima

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  06.06.2014 at 14:30
Written by IronAngel on 06.06.2014 at 09:35

Pre-order it on GOG.com and you get a copy of Neverwinter Nights for free! Absolutely worth it, the latter's the best (only) real online RPG ever. That is, a game with actual RP in it. (You need to ask GOG for multiplayer CD keys, though.)


Considering this game is gonna take about 100 hours to complete and not to mention replayed multiple times, there will be no time for Neverwinter!
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Ilham
Giant robot

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Age: 27
From: Canada

  06.06.2014 at 15:52
E3 madness. I won't follow it. You guys will tell me what games I'll hear about for years but most likely never be able to buy. The prices are so much higher than what I remember. And I had to buy them at import prices. It's really not affordable for everyone now. 60$. Christ. I think it's going to be piratebay for most of them.

Mass Effect, 2008, 20$. They're out of their minds.
Dima

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  06.06.2014 at 16:41
Written by Ilham on 06.06.2014 at 15:52

E3 madness. I won't follow it. You guys will tell me what games I'll hear about for years but most likely never be able to buy. The prices are so much higher than what I remember. And I had to buy them at import prices. It's really not affordable for everyone now. 60$. Christ. I think it's going to be piratebay for most of them.

Mass Effect, 2008, 20$. They're out of their minds.


The steam summer sale coming up should interested you then Mass Effect 1 and 2 will probs be discounted to $5 each
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Ilham
Giant robot

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Age: 27
From: Canada

  06.06.2014 at 17:30
Written by Dima on 06.06.2014 at 16:41

The steam summer sale coming up should interested you then Mass Effect 1 and 2 will probs be discounted to $5 each


Of course there are the sales, but I mean, apart from that, the prices are ridiculous. 60$ for a recent game, not even a hard copy, that would have been a tenth for what I paid for rent in one of the most expensive cities of France. Yeah I know development costs a fortune, and they market their shit so much these days it doubles the prices. Fuck that.
IronAngel

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Age: 27
From: Finland

  06.06.2014 at 17:44
I buy games exclusively on good sales. I am in no hurry to get every new game the moment they drop, and I don't have that much time to play, anyway. So there's still great stuff from like two, three, even five years back I haven't gotten around to.

Can't think of many games I'd pay more than 20 euros (around 25 bucks) for.
Dima

Posts: 1368

Age: 22
From: Australia

  06.06.2014 at 17:53
Written by Ilham on 06.06.2014 at 17:30

Written by Dima on 06.06.2014 at 16:41

The steam summer sale coming up should interested you then Mass Effect 1 and 2 will probs be discounted to $5 each


Of course there are the sales, but I mean, apart from that, the prices are ridiculous. 60$ for a recent game, not even a hard copy, that would have been a tenth for what I paid for rent in one of the most expensive cities of France. Yeah I know development costs a fortune, and they market their shit so much these days it doubles the prices. Fuck that.


Ye they're pretty expensive. US games are around $60 too. In Australia retail PC prices today are around $90 while xbone and ps4 ones are $110. It's crazy considering the US to AUS exchange rate is around 1:1
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Defunct

Posts: 18303

Age: 32
From: UK

  06.06.2014 at 18:05
Games here go for around £39.99 - £44.99 for a newly released AAA title (not excluding special / collectors editions which are more). Sometimes it's less for the PC version. I guess it seems expensive but looking back 20 years ago, which would be the SNES / Mega Drive era games were the same price, even more on many occasions, sometimes being up to £59.99 (even £70 for Virtua Racer). If you take into account inflation then you'd be paying way over £70 these days, nearly 120 US dollars, and games of that era could usually be completed in an hour, 2 hours tops, outside of RPGs anyway.
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Ilham
Giant robot

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Age: 27
From: Canada

  06.06.2014 at 18:23
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.06.2014 at 18:05

Games here go for around £39.99 - £44.99 for a newly released AAA title (not excluding special / collecting editions which are more). Sometimes it's less for the PC version. I guess it seems expensive but looking back 20 years ago, which would be the SNES / Mega Drive era games were the same price, even more on many occasions, sometimes being up to £59.99 (even £70 for Virtua Racer). If you take into account inflation then you'd be paying way over £70 these days, nearly 120 US dollars, and games of that era could usually be completed in an hour, 2 hours tops, outside of RPGs anyway.


I remember buying Crash Bandicoot, on PS1, with my allowance. Now I have to work for a week to earn what is need for a console game. Even with inflation, it never got to the 90-100 euros I see when I am shopping. I know I bought FFX for myself when it went out, and I paid 55 euros. MGS2 was one of the most expensive games I ever paid for, and it went for 65 on the day it was released. I never paid as much as you seem to have, Joe.
I remember my PC games cost about 17/20 euros, hard copies, recent enough, not on sale. Like ten years ago. Inflation isn't enough to justify my paying for a PC game that goes for 55 euros now. I know why the prices have gone up, I was just expressing my surprise at how people don't seem to be baffled by that. Games have always been expensive, but the increase in price accelerated these last few years.
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Defunct

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Age: 32
From: UK

  06.06.2014 at 18:38
Written by Ilham on 06.06.2014 at 18:23

I remember buying Crash Bandicoot, on PS1, with my allowance. Now I have to work for a week to earn what is need for a console game. Even with inflation, it never got to the 90-100 euros I see when I am shopping. I know I bought FFX for myself when it went out, and I paid 55 euros. MGS2 was one of the most expensive games I ever paid for, and it went for 65 on the day it was released. I never paid as much as you seem to have, Joe.
I remember my PC games cost about 17/20 euros, hard copies, recent enough, not on sale. Like ten years ago. Inflation isn't enough to justify my paying for a PC game that goes for 55 euros now. I know why the prices have gone up, I was just expressing my surprise at how people don't seem to be baffled by that. Games have always been expensive, but the increase in price accelerated these last few years.

I think PS1 and PS2 games were generally cheaper than the previous generation. 55 euros probably worked at around £40 back then (not these days though) so that's probably about right. The PS1 era probably saw a drop in prices because that's when games became more mainstream, I guess you could say, rather than a geek's only "specialised" hobby. Can't speak for PC ever being that cheap here though. Maybe £30 or so would have been the average. These days though there's so many marketing models it makes the mind boggle. Stuff like early / Beta access, free-to-download but pay for additional segments thing (like Killer Instinct) and so. Not to mention the silly prices of DLC.

To be honest though the UK has always been screwed over royally compared to the US and possibly other parts of Europe in terms of currency conversion and we pay more for everything. That's probably why it doesn't feel too much these days. Like others have said though I almost never buy brand new on release. I'll happily wait for sales or buy second hand.

Games are (or can be) silly prices to produce these days though. I think GTA V was something like £170 million.
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Ilham
Giant robot

Posts: 5077

Age: 27
From: Canada

  06.06.2014 at 18:51
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.06.2014 at 18:38

I think PS1 and PS2 games were generally cheaper than the previous generation. 55 euros probably worked at around £40 back then (not these days though) so that's probably about right. The PS1 era probably saw a drop in prices because that's when games became more mainstream, I guess you could say, rather than a geek's only "specialised" hobby. Can't speak for PC ever being that cheap here though. Maybe £30 or so would have been the average. These days though there's so many marketing models it makes the mind boggle. Stuff like early / Beta access, free-to-download but pay for additional segments thing (like Killer Instinct) and so. Not to mention the silly prices of DLC.

To be honest though the UK has always been screwed over royally compared to the US and possibly other parts of Europein terms of currency conversion and we pay more for everything. That's probably why it doesn't feel too much these days. Like others have said though I almost never buy brand new on release. I'll happily wait for sales or buy second hand.

Games are (or can be) silly prices to produce these days though. I think GTA V was something like £170 million.


Yeah I haven't thought of currency conversion and cost of living difference between countries. Buying food over there felt like chopping a bit of my ass off and handing it to the cashier.

I can't tell for the generation before dreamcast/PS1. My older brother was the one who bought and got the consoles/games.

I feel that with all the reasons you/we stated, gaming has evolved in such a serious industry (not that it wasn't), it takes out a lot of its charm. Products are overpriced, marketed in such aggressive ways, studios and manufacturers waging wars against each other... Meh. Shopping for a game feels exactly like shopping for clothes: you know you're going to get ripped-off. But you try to choose the game that is going to keep you the most entertained and occupied while you're getting your butthole stretched.
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Defunct

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Age: 32
From: UK

  06.06.2014 at 18:59
Written by Ilham on 06.06.2014 at 18:51


Yeah I haven't thought of currency conversion and cost of living difference between countries. Buying food over there felt like chopping a bit of my ass off and handing it to the cashier.

I can't tell for the generation before dreamcast/PS1. My older brother was the one who bought and got the consoles/games.

I feel that with all the reasons you/we stated, gaming has evolved in such a serious industry (not that it wasn't), it takes out a lot of its charm. Products are overpriced, marketed in such aggressive ways, studios and manufacturers waging wars against each other... Meh. Shopping for a game feels exactly like shopping for clothes: you know you're going to get ripped-off. But you try to choose the game that is going to keep you the most entertained and occupied while you're getting your butthole stretched.

I couldn't agree more! Just the other day I was on archive.com looking through old magazines I used to own like Mean Machines and it was sooo different back then. Everything was a laugh, no one seemed to moan about the way things were, the adverts were all hilariously creative. Just seemed a lot more fun. Maybe if I was an adult who was heavily into PC games it might have been different, but I'm pretty sure no one back then bitched about consoles holding back PCs etc. I guess the internet ruined all that. The gaming industry these days is filled with cynicism; both production companies lying and consumers moaning. Perhaps rightly so. I don't know. All I'm reading about at the moment in the gaming press is to do with resolution and frame rate. Pretty sure most console gamers back then didn't know what a frame rate or resolution was. It's all very serious business now.

I remember when a chocolate bar cost 20p. These days it's about 70p minimum, and they're smaller :') fuck life. I want to be a kid again.
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Defunct

Posts: 18303

Age: 32
From: UK

  06.06.2014 at 19:07
Archive.org rather. Archive.com looks like something a bit different...
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Ilham
Giant robot

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Age: 27
From: Canada

  06.06.2014 at 19:08
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 06.06.2014 at 18:59

I couldn't agree more! Just the other day I was on archive.com looking through old magazines I used to own like Mean Machines and it was sooo different back then. Everything was a laugh, no one seemed to moan about the way things were, the adverts were all hilariously creative. Just seemed a lot more fun. Maybe if I was an adult who was heavily into PC games it might have been different, but I'm pretty sure no one back then bitched about consoles holding back PCs etc. I guess the internet ruined all that. The gaming industry these days is filled with cynicism; both production companies lying and consumers moaning. Perhaps rightly so. I don't know. All I'm reading about at the moment in the gaming press is to do with resolution and frame rate. Pretty sure most console gamers back then didn't know what a frame rate or resolution was. It's all very serious business now.

I remember when a chocolate bar cost 20p. These days it's about 70p minimum, and they're smaller :') fuck life. I want to be a kid again.


Glad to see I'm not the only one thinking that. It's so true what you said, I used to buy those magazines and sift through the reviews that were ... just plain goofy! Game one was my favourite channel, only dedicated to video games, and the testing programmes were hilarious, sometimes the guys wouldn't even be able to finish the tutorial because of how much time they spent dicking around in the game or on the TV set. And you didn't have to have a fucking 3000 euros worth or computer components to be able to run a game properly. I don't know. I guess I'm a bit bitter like you, mostly because I took such a long break at gaming, and came back to find this.

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Defunct

Posts: 18303

Age: 32
From: UK

  06.06.2014 at 20:04
Totes fo' shizzle. I think I'd be pretty disenfranchised too coming from that era into the new one. Luckily there's a franchise or two I quite like these days and the odd surprise game so it's not all bad I suppose.
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Atrocious Virgin

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Age: 26
From: India

  08.06.2014 at 11:34
Anyone joining me in Quake III?

Server is been created. Feel free to join it.
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Dima

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  08.06.2014 at 15:43
Anyone played this? Any good? http://store.steampowered.com/app/27020/ Is it even a full fledged game? o.o
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Slayer666

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Age: 22
From: Serbia

  08.06.2014 at 16:20
Written by Dima on 08.06.2014 at 15:43

Anyone played this? Any good? http://store.steampowered.com/app/27020/ Is it even a full fledged game? o.o


My god, if this kind of no gameplay artsy-fartsy shite in the vein of "Journey" becomes more popular I'll lose the last tiny bit of hope for the industry I have.

Anyway, anyone here played Watch Dogs? The PC version is getting pretty shat on at Metacritic by the users. But then again, the new Wolfenstein holds a higher score than Dark Souls 2, so I have to question the credibility of that score.
Dima

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Age: 22
From: Australia

  08.06.2014 at 16:36
Written by Slayer666 on 08.06.2014 at 16:20


My god, if this kind of no gameplay artsy-fartsy shite in the vein of "Journey" becomes more popular I'll lose the last tiny bit of hope for the industry I have.

Anyway, anyone here played Watch Dogs? The PC version is getting pretty shat on at Metacritic by the users. But then again, the new Wolfenstein holds a higher score than Dark Souls 2, so I have to question the credibility of that score.


Heh I was only looking for opinions on it because it's grayscale and I enjoy that. Never rely on metacritic for video games.

Watch Dogs is one of the worst AAA games i've played but my reasoning is a bit more personal than objective. Dark Souls 2 is great, but i'm unsure if it functions properly with a kb +m. Even if it does it's one of those games that is meant for a controller. I'm watching a Wolfenstein playthrough and it looks fun but I wouldn't spend $60 for it. Bang for your buck I'd easily have to say Dark Souls 2.
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Defunct

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Age: 32
From: UK

  08.06.2014 at 16:42
Written by Slayer666 on 08.06.2014 at 16:20


My god, if this kind of no gameplay artsy-fartsy shite in the vein of "Journey" becomes more popular I'll lose the last tiny bit of hope for the industry I have.

Anyway, anyone here played Watch Dogs? The PC version is getting pretty shat on at Metacritic by the users. But then again, the new Wolfenstein holds a higher score than Dark Souls 2, so I have to question the credibility of that score.

People are bitching about Dark Souls II because of some technical hitches and also because the visuals weren't what they said it would be. I imagine the technical problems and have been sorted now and it's still a decent looking game, especially from an artistic perspective. It's a great game through and through.

Watch Dogs is a solid 7 / 10 game that's decent for a laugh. Doesn't run all that well though.
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Slayer666

Posts: 2466

Age: 22
From: Serbia

  08.06.2014 at 17:09
Yeah, pretty much what I figured about Watch Dogs. :/ It's a shame it turned out to be an "OK at best" game, considering the amount of hype around it.

And the keyboard + mouse combo works just fine for Dark Souls 2, if you ask me. Also, during about 50 hours I spent with it, I encountered to technical issues whatsoever, I don't know what people are talking about.

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