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They need to take a break and work on the quality of there bundles if you ask me. Maybe I was just spoiled by Humble Bundle 4!

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oh hey cool, 5 identical-looking games



p.s. this thing looks awful too http://www.indieroyale.com/
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Tiggit: Steam-ish client for indie games (freeware only) http://tiggit.net/
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Steam-ish client (freeware only)

why


edit: this game looks cool though
http://www.talesofgames.com/sewergoblet/
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Saves people digging around I guess. Gives little known games more exposure. Builds community. Cleans the oceans. Cures AIDS.
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This looks cool. Echoes of Impossible Mission and Uplink. Stealth, espionage, sweet pixel art, gratuitous and unnecessary crashing through windows.

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http://www.gunpointgame.com/ <- sign up for testing
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nother one of these things http://www.indieroyale.com/
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Batman Arkham City is cheap this weekend, only $15

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^^ Awesome. Will be buying it as soon as possible. I might grab the bundle for $30
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/14530/?snr=1_5_9__403

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City: Arkham City Skins Pack
Batman: Arkham City: Robin Bundle
Batman: Arkham City: Nightwing Bundle
Batman: Arkham City: Challenge Map Pack


I didn't realise Arkham City's normal price came down to $30. I'm sure it was $99 recently.

EDIT: I'm not too sure now about getting it. Has SecuROM DRM and GamesForWindows Live. After some recent issues with GFWL I'm trying to avoid buying any games with it.
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oh shit. i just bought it.
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I'm don't how intrusive SecuROM is and you may not have any problems with GFWL - I'm mostly not buying it out of protest.

My problem with GFWL was when I created an offline account. Then when I reformatted my computer I couldn't import any of my save games from games using GFWL. Most recent issue was that I changed my account to an online account - it was successful but was just such a pain to do.
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I'm don't how intrusive

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My GFWL is borked and I don't know why.
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I could not get GFWL working well when I let it install/update through the games. When I downloaded the client myself from the Microsoft website and installed it I had better luck.
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It's was such a PITA when I had it working, so when it stopped working at all I just gave up and didn't play those games. Guess I'll give it another shot.

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I just bought from Good Old Games:

Alone In The Dark 1, 2, 3 and 4 - I have never played any of the AITD games, and am super excited about giving them a go.
Beyond Good & Evil - It was recommended because I bought AITD
Gabriel Knight - Likewise
Sanitarium - I remember playing it for about five minutes when I was really young and I just didn't get it. I then saw it on the front page and watched a trailer and it looks like I would love it. Super weird/psychological horror type stuff.
Cryostasis - Apparently similar to Amnesia, Penumbra etc.

It's gonna be a survival horror/thriller kinda few months

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http://soundcloud.com/groups/techno-fans-australia

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$5, almost 2 days remain on the sale
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^^ That was an awesome game. Though it's not really even a game, I guess. It's amazing though.

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More than 23 Australians like techno (and I can prove it)...
http://soundcloud.com/groups/techno-fans-australia

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break it down for me in a paragraph?
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Built on source engine, exploring only (no actions). Fantastic atmosphere, visuals, soundtrack and (open) ending. Moved the shit out of me, bought the soundtrack.

Think of it as a ghost story that you can walk through. It's only about 70min long if you fast track it instead of exploring, but it rewards repeat play with different tidbits of narrative.
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Alice: Madness returns is $10 down from $50.

Excellent platformer even though it's a bit long, it has one of my favorite platforming levels of all time in it too

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guessing im really slow on this.

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It's called being a tradie, dickhead.

Eh... my gay friend that works in IT recommended them to me

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Sweet, thanks for the heads up.
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EA ACCOUNT, REGISTRATION WITH ENCLOSED SINGLE-USE SERIAL CODE, INTERNET CONNECTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY AND ACCESS BONUS CONTENT (IF ANY). SERIAL CODE IS NON-TRANSFERABLE ONCE USED. EA ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.EA.COM. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO ACTIVATE SOFTWARE. EA MAY PROVIDE CERTAIN INCREMENTAL CONTENT AND/OR UPDATES FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, IF AND WHEN AVAILABLE. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON WWW.EA.COM/2/SERVICE-UPDATES.

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EA being a house of fascist nazis notwithstanding, that sounds pretty standard TBH? Or am I missing a thing?
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I fail to see anything out of the ordinary.
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the 'SINGLE-USE SERIAL CODE' sounded to me like you could only install the game once which had me worried. But I had a look on the steam forums and this is what I gathered (no solid proof though) -

- You have to create an EA account and assign the serial code to that account (or assign it to an existing account)
- You can install the game as many times as you want
- You have to be online when you first start the game from a fresh install to activate it, after that you don't need to be online when starting the game

There's some people mentioning that if EA remove the activation server then you won't be able to activate the game - apparently EA did that with the DLC only for the game Saboteur. You can no longer activate the free DLC to turn the safe house into a strip club with a few mini-games.
http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates

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The Saboteur™ (loss of The Midnight Club access) for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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For anyone who has the game this might interest you -
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=1963500

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First and foremost for new users: yes the so called DLC comes with the game, but you need to change a line in one .ini file to enable it. More on this thread.

All changes are in the My Games\Alice Madness Returns\AliceGame\Config\

[AliceGame.AliceGameEngine]

GIsSpecialPCEdition=False

Set this to True to unlock Weapons and dress DLC (equipment)

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ugh fine bought whatever shut up
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lol look @ this dork enabling EA's shenanigans

now they'll just keep getting worse and worse
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Has anyone (JAMES) 'played' Space Engine? http://en.spaceengine.org/
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in the past few months I have:
  • seen it
  • bookmarked it
  • done :things:
  • remembered the bookmark
  • downloaded it
  • installed it
but no
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what the fuck, this latest Indie Royale is actually worth buying

http://www.indieroyale.com/

(also lol the crappy bonus album this time is by the people who did that vid I posted as "gruso.flv" in the chat thread a while back)
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New humble bundle has 5 great games. Too bad I have them all already.

Pay what you want for Psychonauts, LIMBO, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. If you choose to pay more than the average price, you will also receive Bastion!

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the only one I already have is Bastion

had mainly been wanting Amnesia but the others look orright too


edit: will leave it for now; got another two weeks to buy anyway, will probably chuck in a tenner or someshit just for the fuck of it anyway
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Psychonauts is meant to be one of the best adventure games ever and LIMBO gets rave reviews. Worth it just for those.
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I've got all except Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP - I've been wanting to try this game out after all the hype around it on the iPhone/iPad.

I'm still playing through Bastion. Really awesome game, worth it just for the atmosphere and narration alone.
I'm still too scared to play Amnesia: The Dark Descent
LIMBO is great, creepy game.
Psychonauts - although it's 7 years old now I still rate it as the best platformer I ever played. Really diverse levels, gameplay, and enemies. And really funny too.
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Psychonauts - although it's 7 years old now I still rate it as the best platformer I ever played. Really diverse levels, gameplay, and enemies. And really funny too.

agree except it gets pretty grindy
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Psychonauts - although it's 7 years old now I still rate it as the best platformer I ever played. Really diverse levels, gameplay, and enemies. And really funny too.

You need to get Rayman Origins when it is on sale in the summer sale, it's an amazing platformer

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Braid, Super Meat Boy, and Lone Survivor Added to Humble Bundle. $3.5M taken so far :o

I've only played Superbrothers out of this bundle so far. Seems sort of interesting, but all the double clicking makes me feel like I'm browsing files. I don't really like mouse-only gameplay. Anyway, pretty stoked to have Bastion and Psychonauts in the backlog (and keen for another Limbo playthrough too).

Not bundle related: Glad I only paid $10 for Alice: Madness Returns. It's decent (and has excellent artwork) but hasn't excited me that much.
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Awesome. I still already own most of the games but it's still awesome. I don't have Lone Survivor but it looks pretty interesting.

I don't think I've ever downloaded a gaming soundtrack before but I'm keen to listen to Bastion's soundtrack
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Not bundle related: Glad I only paid $10 for Alice: Madness Returns. It's decent (and has excellent artwork) but hasn't excited me that much.

I agree. I really like the style and environment, and I want to find out where the story leads, but the gameplay's a bit average. Nothing bad as such but it's not exciting so far.
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Psychonauts is pretty sweet. Especially with a controller, and HDMI'd out to the loungeroom system.

Camera control is killing me though. Manual control is mapped to right stick, but I want a way to invert both axes.

Also, Limbo <3
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