Author Topic: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter  (Read 3834 times)

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #90 on: June 14, 2020, 10:29:53 PM »
I've really been enjoying Helium Rain, it's a bare bones space sim - you just float around trading cargo and mining rocks - but it's really relaxing and the spaceship are super cute.

Sin Agog

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #91 on: June 16, 2020, 12:57:57 AM »
Another recommend: Underhero.  It's like the Mario RPG of this collection.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #92 on: June 16, 2020, 01:18:37 AM »
Six hours left, if you don't already have it!

Sin Agog

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #93 on: June 16, 2020, 01:22:14 AM »
I don't think it's going to reach its goal. :S

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #94 on: June 17, 2020, 12:24:32 AM »
Welp, it ended up making $8,174,605.62. Not bad, but who the hell was paying in cents?!

Finished A Mortician's Tale, and found it to be rather sweet. Think of it as a rather short visual novel rather than a game, per se, and you might like it. The voice of the author is a bit cringily obvious in places (mostly in the emails from your pal and in the funeral newsletter) but the details about death and funeral rites are interesting.

Am now in love with A Short Hike. It's like being one of the animals in Animal Crossing - ie. pissing about and having a laugh and chatting with people instead of working off your debt to a cunt raccoon so you can fill your house up with worthless tat.
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Sin Agog

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #95 on: June 17, 2020, 12:30:07 AM »
I felt like I was being a right braggadocious alpha avian going straight to the main climb after the other guy said it was too intense for him- so's I made a point of only carrying on the climb when he was out of sight. That's how nice this game was.  Except for that shell cunt.  Even if he did make a nice necklace gift out of it, he was still the biggest cunt on the island.


Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #97 on: June 17, 2020, 01:38:59 AM »
Humble's at it now https://www.humblebundle.com/fight-for-racial-justice-bundle
I'll be getting this, Baba is You is one I was probably gonna get anyways. Oddly seems less appealing though... loads of small games I can play in an hour or two vs the horror of having an up-to-date Football Manager game at my fingertips.


What's good in this one RE: multiplayer?

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #98 on: June 17, 2020, 01:18:11 PM »
Humble's at it now https://www.humblebundle.com/fight-for-racial-justice-bundle
Humblebundle seem desperate to get you to subscribe these days, and the traditional bundles don't seem to me to be as good as they were. But I like games and I like racial justice, so let's check it out.

Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #99 on: June 17, 2020, 01:53:26 PM »
I ain't got no deep cuts for that one.

Spelunky is the best game ever made.
Sonic and Sega all Star Racing is a great kart racer, up there with the good mario karts.
FTL is a fun but hard roguelite.
Titan Quest is a much praised ARPG, but I didn't care for it, found it really bland and far too easy. Worth a try though as the porridge might be just right for you, there's often very little in it when it comes to which ones grab you and which don't.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #100 on: June 18, 2020, 04:31:48 AM »
Ugh, I hate Steam. Games look decent though, and there's now a bunch of books on racism and black history too, which is a good idea.

Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #101 on: June 18, 2020, 05:06:29 AM »
I think you can download DRM versions for a lot of the games, if you prefer.
Why you not keen on steam? I like it myself, the positives outweigh the negatives for me, but I'm well over the wall and into the garden at this point so I'm a bit blind.

I think the PC being an open platform is it's main strength and I totally get that it's a bit of a monopoly. Is that your main issue? Things are different now but there was a point where unless you were minecraft, if your game didn't get on steam, it may as well have not existed.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #102 on: June 18, 2020, 09:05:02 AM »
Ugh, I hate Steam. Games look decent though, and there's now a bunch of books on racism and black history too, which is a good idea.

Curious, but why? It's better than any alternative. Where do you buy your games?

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #103 on: June 18, 2020, 01:30:12 PM »
Well I don't do much PC gaming, but when I do buy PC games, it's usually through GOG.com.

As for why - I hate having to load a pissy little client to play the games I want to play. GOG lets you just load direct from the folder, and while it has its own download client, it's smaller, less obtrusive, and optional.

The stranglehold Steam has on everything isn't great either.
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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #104 on: June 18, 2020, 01:45:52 PM »
It's crazy how shit the steam app is for how dominant of a company they are, especially on mac.
Then Epic came around and someone managed to put out an even worse application.



Played Wide Ocean Big Jacket last night, can imagine it pissing off some people but I liked it a lot. Trying and failing to install the Itch app right now, didn't even know they had one before but it'd be handy to have just to dabble in these and start following a few developers if nothing else.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #105 on: June 18, 2020, 03:38:14 PM »
What's good in this one RE: multiplayer?

Getting massively into Elite: Dangerous at the moment. If you like space, being able to do literally whatever you want and don't mind the learning curve, it's great. A lot more forgiving and willing to guide you now than it was at launch (it will dock and launch your ship for you, which is/was legitimately the most difficult part of the game for me) but it's still helpful to have various goto websites like eddb, coriolis.io and the Wiki open. Very easy to start a private friend group and cut about on your own. No DLC through here, though, and it's just gone off a Steam sale.

As for the bundle in general, there's some popular stuff in here already mentioned that if you haven't played you should. Spelunky, Bioshock, FTL, Kerbal Space Program, Overgrowth and the first Sonic kart racer. Probably preaching to the choir there. They've given away all the Jackbox games for five quid more than this before, and NBA is microtransactions ahoy these days. A mixed bag. Some of these games were either in the itch.io bundle (Plunge, All You Can Eat) or, absent from it despite their developers being involved (StarCrossed). There are a few generic platformers that don't do it for me.

Games that stick out to me at a glance are Neo Cab (I loved Night Call), GoNNER BL├╝EBERRY EDiTION and Crowntakers.
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Kryton

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #106 on: June 18, 2020, 06:27:25 PM »
Well I don't do much PC gaming, but when I do buy PC games, it's usually through GOG.com.

As for why - I hate having to load a pissy little client to play the games I want to play. GOG lets you just load direct from the folder, and while it has its own download client, it's smaller, less obtrusive, and optional.

The stranglehold Steam has on everything isn't great either.

I don't personally have issues with the client (especially compared to EA's [or was it Ubisoft?] attempt and one or two others like erm... Epic being a dodgy company) but I agree on the monopoly thing.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #107 on: June 18, 2020, 07:53:18 PM »
I'll be getting this, Baba is You is one I was probably gonna get anyways. Oddly seems less appealing though... loads of small games I can play in an hour or two vs the horror of having an up-to-date Football Manager game at my fingertips.

Yeah, I feel the same. There's a thrill about a grab-bag of games I've never seen, even if they're small and indie, that isn't replicated by the promise of old, well known titles like Spelunky and - for whatever reason - playing System Shock 1 in 4k.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #108 on: June 18, 2020, 09:28:14 PM »
Went and got the Humble Bundle, and it looks like under the Steam key section, there are separate bittorrent downloads for some of the games. Does anyone know if these are DRM-free, or at least Steam-free versions? If so, I might gift some of these keys. Currently at work so can't experiment.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #109 on: June 18, 2020, 09:29:31 PM »
Think they'll be DRM-free.

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« Reply #110 on: June 18, 2020, 09:58:43 PM »
Lovely, I'll experiment and report back.

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Re: Buy 740 games for $5+ and help Black Lives Matter
« Reply #111 on: June 19, 2020, 09:22:05 AM »
The Steam Bundle just reminds me of how much stuff I've got sitting unplayed in my steam library. There's some stuff in there I'm interested in (e.g. Kerbel Space Program) but they're all massive time sinks when I've still probably got at least another month in Spiderman to go.

The books interest me. Including the out of place one on the Rust programming language.

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