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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #700 on: November 07, 2016, 05:13:33 AM »
New batch of games on GOG Connect. If you own the game on Steam, get a DRM-free version added to your GOG account for free. Includes The Witcher games (but not #3), Risk of Rain, Metro 2033 Redux.

https://www.gog.com/connect

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #701 on: November 10, 2016, 02:28:39 AM »
Overwatch free weekend, next weekend, on Windows and consoles.

https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20372506

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #702 on: November 10, 2016, 03:46:37 AM »
Also a free weekend for Rainbow Six Siege starting tomorrow (today on Steam), on Windows PC and PS4. The game's supposedly improved a lot since launch.

http://rainbow6.ubi.com/siege/en-US/news/detail.aspx?c=tcm:152-274639-16&ct=tcm:148-76770-32

http://store.steampowered.com/app/359550/

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #703 on: November 15, 2016, 02:52:04 AM »
Free weekend for The Elder Scrolls Online starting tomorrow on PS4, Windows, and Mac.

http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2016/11/15/eso-free-play-weekend--playstation-4-and-pcmac

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #704 on: November 15, 2016, 01:00:19 PM »
Why do I always end up starting my first computer off within a few days of owning it, with some sort of malware that shuts off my virus stuff. I mean seriously. I haven't even downloaded anything questionable yet. Geezus here I go again with spending some time fixing the problem.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #705 on: November 16, 2016, 02:15:51 AM »
Free weekend for The Elder Scrolls Online starting tomorrow on PS4, Windows, and Mac.

http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/en-us/news/post/2016/11/15/eso-free-play-weekend--playstation-4-and-pcmac

I've been wanting to get into this and I have nothing to do this weekend...here I go.


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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #706 on: November 16, 2016, 10:11:14 PM »
Why do I always end up starting my first computer off within a few days of owning it, with some sort of malware that shuts off my virus stuff. I mean seriously. I haven't even downloaded anything questionable yet. Geezus here I go again with spending some time fixing the problem.

Have you bought any sort of anti-virus/internet protection software? I started doing that about 5 years ago and haven't had a problem since. 

I know there is free alternatives but when you use the computer and internet a tonne it's nice not having to worry.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #707 on: November 22, 2016, 01:40:33 AM »
Inside is available on GOG now, and 25% off as part of a Black Friday sale. (Steam version comes with Denuvo.)
https://www.gog.com/game/inside

Limbo is currently on GOG Connect—get it free if you own it on Steam.
https://www.gog.com/connect

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #708 on: November 27, 2016, 06:57:31 AM »
There's a demo for Inside on Steam now. It's 15-20 minutes; download of 1.2 GB.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/304430

The full game was updated on Steam a few days ago, and no longer uses Denuvo anti-tamper/DRM.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #709 on: November 29, 2016, 12:14:14 PM »
Titanfall 2 multi-player trial starts tomorrow for EA/Origin Access members, Dec 2 otherwise. On both consoles, and PC. Unlimited playtime; runs to Dec 4.

https://www.titanfall.com/en_us/news/free-multiplayer-trial/

New map (Angel City from the original), modes, weapons, etc. will be out Dec 3.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #710 on: November 29, 2016, 03:07:29 PM »
The Game Awards show is Thursday night. Some stuff that's planned:
  • New look at Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Debut of Rocket League's December update; probably expanded upon at the RLCS finals this weekend
  • Live performance of the Doom soundtrack
  • Hideo Kojima in some capacity

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #711 on: December 01, 2016, 11:25:31 AM »
Game Awards starting soon. Pre-show in about 5 minutes, which is where the Rocket League news is supposed to be. Main thing at 9 PM EST.

http://thegameawards.com/watch/


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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #712 on: December 02, 2016, 05:58:23 AM »
Titanfall 2 multi-player trial should be up now, for the weekend.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #713 on: December 02, 2016, 09:56:18 AM »
You know, kinda bullshit that the Game Awards show didn't announce the winner of Fan Creation until someone pointed it out from somewhere else. And you can find an article about this on Kotaku as to where that was, because I forget.

I mean, all it would take is saying "during the pre-show, Enderal won the award". Add in that the fan creations that were made my Nintendo all got squashed because Nintendo's funding the entire thing now and well. That was excellent.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #714 on: December 02, 2016, 07:42:21 PM »
Hungrybox was robbed.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #715 on: December 05, 2016, 02:37:33 AM »
Bunch of new games added to GOG Connect. Countdown suggests they're available for a week.

https://www.gog.com/connect

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #716 on: December 05, 2016, 02:54:27 AM »
Lara Croft Go came out on Steam yesterday. Currently 20% off, to $8 USD.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/540840

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #717 on: December 12, 2016, 01:15:58 AM »
I've started up Planetside 2 again after getting annoyed with my cycle of GTAO/Rocket League/Helldivers, and I actually think I'm starting to get the hang of it. Anybody else play?
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #719 on: December 12, 2016, 04:50:16 AM »
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will have a free trial from Dec 15-20. All platforms; first 2 stages of the campaign, and level caps on multi-player modes.

https://twitter.com/CallofDuty/status/808372064872636416
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/12/12/play-call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-for-free-from-december-15-20/

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #720 on: December 13, 2016, 03:57:38 AM »
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #721 on: December 13, 2016, 10:07:15 AM »
Rocksmith 2014 got an update with a new Microphone Mode. It adds the ability to play with an acoustic guitar, input to the game via a microphone—skipping the USB cable required until now for electric guitars.

http://blog.ubi.com/rocksmith-now-supports-acoustic-guitars/

https://www.reddit.com/r/rocksmith/comments/5i4nd5/what_was_addedchanged_in_the_december_13_patch/

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #723 on: December 20, 2016, 05:52:57 AM »
Resident Evil 7 demo is up on Steam. It's been on PS4 a while, and looks like XB1 got it a few weeks ago.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #724 on: January 11, 2017, 03:41:01 PM »
A bunch of news for Shovel Knight here.

http://yachtclubgames.com/2017/01/switch-up/
  • Nintendo Switch version coming.
  • The various campaigns/modes will be sold individually on consoles and PC soon.
  • Overall umbrella/bundle name for everything will be changed to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. Existing owners of the game will receive "Treasure Trove" free, and continue receiving new campaigns for free.
  • Before the name change to "Treasure Trove", Shovel Knight will increase in price. This will happen in the spring.
  • Campaign #3, Specter of Torment, is also coming this spring.
    • At the same time, a Body Swap Mode (i.e. gender swap) will be released.
  • 2-player co-op is coming for the original Shovel Knight campaign on consoles & PC.
  • Campaign #4 for King Knight, and a 4-player battle mode are coming later this year.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #726 on: February 08, 2017, 02:09:36 AM »
E3 will have 15,000 public tickets available this year. On sale on Monday. I assume they'll sell out instantly, but I think I'm going to try to get one. I've always wanted to attend an E3.

Edit: looks like it's only for the show floor and not the conferences. Less tempting, but still tempting.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #727 on: February 10, 2017, 06:02:09 AM »
FTL developers Subset Games have a new game coming, called Into The Breach.

http://subsetgames.com/itb.html



And FTL is 75% off on Humble Store, or the developer's site (Humble Widget) this weekend.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/ftl-faster-than-light
http://subsetgames.com/ftl.html

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #728 on: February 15, 2017, 08:24:05 AM »
Origin Access on PC is offering a 7-day trial at the moment. The reddit post claims the trial will only be available until March 7.

They also now have an annual rate of $30 (vs. $5/month), which the Xbox One version has had since it started.

https://www.origin.com/store/origin-access

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #729 on: February 20, 2017, 02:45:12 AM »
Hawken is the best MechWarrior clone I've ever played.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #730 on: March 15, 2017, 08:49:06 AM »

Yes! Yes! Yes!
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #731 on: March 15, 2017, 12:05:00 PM »
I'm just now learning for the first time that there was a Chip N Dale 2

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #732 on: March 15, 2017, 12:43:02 PM »
I read that Duck Tales 2 and Chip 'n Dale 2 were released at the end of the NES' life. That's why they're forgotten.
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« Reply #733 on: March 15, 2017, 01:22:18 PM »
Day 1 purchase for me.  I never had an NES but remember going to play Chip and Dale at a friend's house.  Never got to try Darkwing Duck.  Pumped.


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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #734 on: March 22, 2017, 05:28:29 AM »
GOG Galaxy 1.2 will have universal cloud saves, among other new features. Available now if you opt in to early updates, or wide release is in April.

https://www.gog.com/galaxy
https://www.gog.com/news/gog_galaxy_biggest_update_yet_marks_the_end_of_beta

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« Reply #735 on: May 12, 2017, 05:02:59 AM »


I played a demo of this at the EMP Museum in Seattle two years back. It has one of the most unique approaches to a competitive game that I've ever seen.
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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #737 on: June 09, 2017, 06:07:51 AM »
Now we need Gex to make a comeback.


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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #738 on: June 09, 2017, 10:55:15 AM »
I would play another Gex game or another 3D Rayman.
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« Reply #739 on: July 17, 2017, 01:54:28 AM »
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-atari-console-will-bring-current-gaming-conten/1100-6451738/?ftag=GSS-05-10aaa0a

"Atari has revealed new details and images of its first console in over 20 years, the Ataribox. The company has said it wants to bring both "current" and "classic" gaming content to the new device, which will contain "modern internal specs.""

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #740 on: July 17, 2017, 03:42:35 PM »
Users on NeoGAF were speculating it could be an Android box. I don't think it's going to takeoff.
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« Reply #741 on: July 18, 2017, 02:23:28 AM »
I was going to make a flippant post about how the last big android console box changed console gaming, but I can't even remember what that thing was called. When I can't even remember it's name to kick it you know it flopped. It was crowdfunded, got a ton of hype....anyone? I'm seriously clueless here.
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« Reply #742 on: July 18, 2017, 02:42:23 AM »
I was going to make a flippant post about how the last big android console box changed console gaming, but I can't even remember what that thing was called. When I can't even remember it's name to kick it you know it flopped. It was crowdfunded, got a ton of hype....anyone? I'm seriously clueless here.
Ouya, and it was an awful waste of money/flop.
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« Reply #743 on: July 18, 2017, 01:15:03 PM »
I was going to make a flippant post about how the last big android console box changed console gaming, but I can't even remember what that thing was called. When I can't even remember it's name to kick it you know it flopped. It was crowdfunded, got a ton of hype....anyone? I'm seriously clueless here.
Ouya, and it was an awful waste of money/flop.
My dumbass...

1. I was in an "everything 50% off" type store within the last two years and saw an Ouya for $150 and came stupidly close to buying it for the $75.00 after discount.

2. My job recently switched to VOYA for our retirement accounts. I was in the initial meeting with the representatives from VOYA and the guy gave us a history of the company, including their origins as ING. I offered up, "and don't you guys have a division in consumer gaming as well?" He said, "huh, I guess we do? I don't know doesn't ring a bell, but we're a pretty big company." Dear God the face palm when I went google around afterwards and realized it was OUYA.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #744 on: August 07, 2017, 11:32:57 AM »
Stupid Fate/Grand Order. I want Nero dammit.

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« Reply #745 on: August 25, 2017, 04:00:50 AM »
Secret of Mana is getting a full remake for PS4, VITA, and Steam. I wish it was coming to the switch, but it looks awesome so I'll get it for one of those.
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« Reply #746 on: August 27, 2017, 05:36:20 AM »
I had heard that it was a part of a Seiken Densetsu trilogy remake bundle. I hope that's true, as I want them all.

Though, just getting SoM remade is happiness.

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Re: Random Thoughts & Topics v2
« Reply #747 on: September 07, 2017, 11:49:39 AM »
I was talking to a friend earlier about how I want to play something more tactical, where your team had to communicate and strategize before launching an offensive. He recommended Ghost Recon Wildlands, which I remember when as I sales a few months back, so I go into the PS store and find it.

"Unavailable to download."

What? I try other versions and get the same answer, then I checked my library and find out that I bought it when it was on sale those months ago and just never downloaded it.
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« Reply #748 on: September 07, 2017, 12:50:27 PM »
L.A. Noire is getting a current-gen release in November.  Great game marred by a shit ending and nightmare stories about the development.

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« Reply #749 on: September 07, 2017, 01:37:12 PM »
I was always so terrible at the those interrogation scenes. I really should beat it one of these days.
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