Discussion in 'PC/Console Game Discussion' started by Creole Ned, Jan 17, 2012.
Moonbase Commander, possibly the greatest multiplayer game of all time.
Yup, and so is Moonbase Commander, which is also fucking awesome too. Great day on GOG.
Crank up the Fear Factory, baby
Carmageddon finally has a legal distro
GOG's doing something a bit different with a "pay what you want" promotion for the Divinity games, including Divine Divinity, Beyond Divinity, and Divinity II: Developer's Cut. You get DD no matter what you pay, but you have to beat the average donation to get BD, and D2 gets added at the $20.99 mark.
It's actually the first I've heard of the Developer's Cut, but it looks like it's mostly bonus content like concept art and design documents, and a new mode to the game that basically sounds like unlocking Elder Scrolls-like console commands. Not really worth it if you've already bought D2 and the expansion in some other form.
Speaking of GoG, they're also offering the old school point and click adventure Blackwell Bundle for $5.99 (60% off) until Thursday, October 11 at 10:59 GMT. This includes all four episodes.
How do you add a game to your GOG account using a code? I purchased the Geneforge collection from IndieGameStand and received a code supposededly redeemable on GOG to add the games there, but can find nowhere in the web interface where I can actually type in these codes.
Try here. (It's buried waaay down on the footer of the page as "Redeem gift")
Here you go, Slainte! It's a tiny link at the bottom of the site: https://secure.gog.com/en/redeem
EDIT: Curse HalibutBarn and his fast fingers!
Thanks guys. LIKES FOR EVERYONE!!!
PS - Ned, what happened to your top hat? =(
It's out being drycleaned.
The prices of that Divinity bundle have swung down a fair bit and you can get the full set with D2: Developer's Cut for only $12.26 now.
What, no one read the GOG news yesterday? There was blah blah blah Mac support and blah blah blah sales and blah blah blah upcoming games but the real news was BIOFORGE.
That's actually pretty cool. Strangely, GoG has it listed as the eighth (and last) news headline on their main page. They did manage to capture some great dialog in their screenshots:
Origin was an awesome company back in the 90s.
It's even better in action.
That was great.
"I'm sorry, friend. We are both victims, you and I. But mostly you, because I just totally schooled you with your own arm."
The combat actually looks kind of fun, if simple. Was there ever a demo? Were the controls as inscrutable as the original System Shock? I must resist the urge to add this to my backlog to find out.
The combat was simple, but it wasn't fun -- because, if anything, the controls were even more inscrutable than SS1. You'd think that a 3rd-person action-adventure, Alone-in-the-Dark-alike controls would be simple, but Origin managed to bollox them up. But hey. It was a simpler time then :)
As I suspected. I'll save my $5.99 for a Bioforge remake Kickstarter. Someone get on this, please.
There was definitely a demo, because that's all I ever played. The full game required a 2x speed CD-ROM drive and I was cursed with a single speed drive. The 90s were cruel times.
I recall the press getting very excited about the game letting you beat someone to death with their own arm, meanwhile I was playing the demo and realising that I could no longer take fixed camera positions.
How is Theme Hospital? I've read it is an amusing and well-designed, but ultimately simple and limited simulator, with the amusing premise wearing out relatively soon.
That's pretty much spot on.
I got several hours of enjoyment out of it before moving on, which says something.
It's a space hospital?
No, that's why it's saying something in that I played it for many hours. ;)
Pfft, Imperialism. GoG has finally released Shadow Warrior, the best Build engine game ever.
Unless I was drunk at the time.
I jumped head first into Ultima 4 back in like 2005 or so. It was rough but doable. No journal. No automap. You need to take notes. Also you'll want to find a map of the world online and a runic alphabetic codex because you won't have those nifty items that came with the title in the box.
For the record I went through the game with was neither and pretty much failed at the very end when it mattered most.
GOG want you to "help us improve your download speed" by doing a quick speed test. Everyone who does it has a chance to win Realms of Arkania 3. Since I won a copy I can only conclude that this is all just an attempt to steal the Elemental Materials and the "chance" to win is 100% in order to distract everyone.
Thanks for the heads-up, I got the game too after completing the test.
You're confusing Shadow Warrior with Blood.
So I did the test and then realized I already own the game. Can I gift it to someone else?
If you won the game, it should have had a code at the bottom of the page that you could send to someone else.
I also won a copy, so either the way they determine the winners isn't working right, or GOG's being really, really nice. Based on my prior experiences with them, I suspect the latter.
More to the point... Is Realms of Arkania 3 any good? I mean, I downloaded it anyway because 'hey, free game from GOG', but I'm curious what people who have played the game before thought of it.
I got that the first time. Waited maybe thirty minutes (not 'a few hours') and did it again, then won. Even if I never play it, it looks good on my GoG bookshelf.
I already have it though, so click here to share the joy: http://www.gog.com/redeem/D4L3Y5NS
I have vicariously won, through Talorc's code!
Oh, it's that easy??
Then MOAR JOY: http://www.gog.com/redeem/D4JJR8XJ
I have nabbed Greedo's code. Thanks!
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