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  • dancingrob 9 Oct 2012 15:52:33 1,186 posts
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    I tried the demo of Swarm, but didn't particularly get on with it. Reviews seem to suggest it gets very frustrating / trial and error-y later on as well, so I didn't bother.

    Any opinions on World of Keflings? I enjoyed the first game, but wasn't sure whether WoK was different enough to be worth picking up?
  • Blerk Moderator 9 Oct 2012 16:18:02 48,225 posts
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    I enjoyed the second Keflings as much as the first one. It's a little bit less free-form but has more specific and interesting missions and a wider range of areas and such. Definitely give the trial a go.
  • dancingrob 10 Oct 2012 09:39:42 1,186 posts
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    details of the Double Fine sale released, all recent games, plus the DLC.

    • Costume Quest 1200 MSP / 600 MSP
    • Stacking 1200 MSP / 600 MSP
    • Iron Brigade 800 MSP / 400 MSP
    • Double Fine Happy Action Theater 800 MSP / 400 MSP
    • Mini Ninjas Adventures 800 MSP / 400 MSP

    DLC:

    • Grubbins on Ice in Costume Quest 400 MSP / 200 MSP
    • The Lost Hobo King in Stacking 400 MSP / 200 MSP
    • Rise of the Martian Bear in Iron Brigade 400 MSP / 200 MSP
  • Blerk Moderator 10 Oct 2012 09:56:34 48,225 posts
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    How long is Grubbins On Ice? Worth buying?
  • robthehermit 10 Oct 2012 10:02:18 4,170 posts
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    It's not massive, but it does have christmassy charm. Worth the 200 points I'd say.

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  • dancingrob 10 Oct 2012 10:13:43 1,186 posts
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    I also enjoyed Grubbins on Ice. I'd say it's 2-3 hours long.

    Wasn't a fan of Last Hobo King though.

    Martian Bear is the really difficult DLC isn't it?
  • agparrot 10 Oct 2012 10:48:33 11,903 posts
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    dancingrob wrote:
    • Iron Brigade 800 MSP / 400 MSP
    • Rise of the Martian Bear in Iron Brigade 400 MSP / 200 MSP
    At least try the demo, please. This is such amazing value for money. Trenched / Iron Brigade was one of my very favourite things of last year, especially if you can get chums to play it with you.
  • andytheadequate 11 Oct 2012 12:53:03 8,268 posts
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    I found iron brigade quite dull...

    The dlc for stacking and costume quest is just more of the same. Both around 2 hours long
  • robthehermit 11 Oct 2012 13:09:52 4,170 posts
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    Iron Brigade really didn't appeal to me at all, besides I have so much to start playing/complete/take out of the shrinkwrap that it's just noy funny anymore.

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  • Deleted user 13 October 2012 09:50:02
    So... happy wars then. Anyone played it? It came out yesterday I believe, I've queued it now out of curiosity.
  • Dave_McCoy 13 Oct 2012 10:52:52 2,788 posts
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    @AdamAsunder I played the beta but wasn't sure about it, plus you could never find an online game. Seems ok, I'm going to queue the full game and see how it is. Probably best played with friends.
  • Deleted user 13 October 2012 20:32:02
    Had a quick go this morning before work. Seemed okay if a little chaotic. Problem is whether it's free or not, with the sheer wealth of full blooded quality games coming out over the next couple of months it's going to have its work cut out for it to get a userbase.

    I'll give it more of a blast though first before I'm too cynical.
  • L_Franko Moderator 15 Oct 2012 10:25:00 9,694 posts
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    Downloaded Happy Wars last night but not touched it yet. Free so it doesn't matter if I hate it.

    Edited by L_Franko at 10:25:45 15-10-2012
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 15 Oct 2012 10:27:44 38,728 posts
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    Me and Lord McCoy were playing it Saturday night. Seems quite fun actually. Hit me up for a game if you like.

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  • L_Franko Moderator 15 Oct 2012 10:42:26 9,694 posts
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    Sounds good. I'll see if you lot are playing this weekend, mate.
  • lucky_jim 16 Oct 2012 09:05:52 5,326 posts
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    I've been offline (well, apart from my mobile) for a couple of weeks following a house move, so haven't really followed the reactions to NiGHTS and Jet Set Radio. They were quite possibly my favourite games on the Saturn and Dreamcast (although JSR has stronger competition), and I gave the trials a bit of a go yesterday, but they both seemed a bit "twitchier" than I remember so I haven't bought them yet.

    Once you've spent some time with the games, do they feel pretty much as they did before? I'm not sure if they've changed something, or if I'm just out-of-practice and soft nowadays.
  • kinky_mong 16 Oct 2012 18:02:01 10,466 posts
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    So the this and next week's Deal of the Week sales are...

    Batman 16-Oct to 22-Oct

    Batman Arkham City Varies by Region
    Catwoman Bundle Pack 400 (50% off)
    Arkham Bundle 600 (50% off)
    Arkham City Skins Pack 200 (50% off)
    Challenge Map Pack 120 (50% off)
    Nightwing Bundle Pack 280 (50% off)
    Robin Bundle Pack 280 (50% off)

    Bioshock 23-Oct to 31-Oct

    Bioshock 1 Varies by Region
    Bioshock 2 Varies by Region
    Minerva’s Den 400 (50% off)
    The Protector Trials 200 (50% off)
    Rapture Metro 400 (50% off)
    Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack 200 (50% off)
    Fucking ridiculous that the Arkham City sale doesn't include the Harley Quinn story DLC. And Bioshock 2 DLC being on sale again just takes the piss.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • Mr-Brett 16 Oct 2012 18:13:45 12,828 posts
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    *insert joke about wanting Risk, Tomb Raider, etc on sale instead*

    You're right though, it really is starting to take the piss. I have to wonder if it's because of some stupid contract stuff or just good old fashioned ineptitude.

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  • andytheadequate 16 Oct 2012 18:20:55 8,268 posts
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    Maybe it sells really well...
  • evild_edd 16 Oct 2012 18:33:09 3,147 posts
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    I do wonder whether MS were cutting XBLA prices too soon.

    A year ago or so you were seeing XBLA releases at half price DOTW within 2-3 months of release, now we're seeing very little of that. The one exception are the MS studios published titles: The Splatters and Alan Wake came on reasonably quickly.

    Whatever the reason, there's no arguing that DotW has been poor the past 4-6 months.

    As for Bioshock 2, it's a title that I never got round to. Enjoyed Bioshock but didn't feel I needed any more Rapture. Wouldn't mind going back to it, but I'm not sure whether I should just play the original once again...

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  • -cerberus- 16 Oct 2012 18:45:32 3,159 posts
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    kinky_mong wrote:And Bioshock 2 DLC being on sale again just takes the piss.
    Agreed. By the way, a Rapture Ultimate Edition was announced a while ago.

    Edited by -cerberus- at 18:46:06 16-10-2012

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  • dancingrob 16 Oct 2012 18:55:49 1,186 posts
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    @evild_edd

    I think you're probably onto something there. Most of the big 2012 releases are yet to be on sale, which suggests they have altered the target slightly.

    However, MS really can't win here. We have seen quite a few lower rated / low profile 2011 games on sale for the first time ever in recent months and complained about that just as much as the repeated Bioshock / Lara Croft etc. deals.

    Basically, to summarise, it's not realistic to have Trials 2 / Minecraft etc. on sale every week, and even if they were on sale frequently, we'd then start whinging that the deals were the same as the other month anyway.

    I think the only think that would make us happy is deals of the spend 2400 points / get 600 back type variety, which they seem to have filtered more through rewards since the programme launched.
  • Daddy-Doom-Bar 16 Oct 2012 19:34:38 2,442 posts
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    Quick few questions: Is xbox live available in Ibiza?
    I have family visiting from there and they want to get Happy Action Theatre. I've told them they'll need to buy the whole whole xbox and Kinect and then the game, but it looks like what the little'un wants, she gets.
    If I sort them out with an Xbox and Kinect, and set it up with silver xbox live, can they take it over there and plug it in and download H.A.T? They're only here till Friday morning...

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  • evild_edd 16 Oct 2012 21:54:11 3,147 posts
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    @dancingrob

    You've just reminded me that I really need to get myself on the rewards program. Every little helps.....as a marketing team once said!

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  • Mr-Brett 16 Oct 2012 22:15:32 12,828 posts
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    @Daddy-Doom-Bar It's not on the list but I've heard that is still possible to get on live in other countries. They might have to lie about their location when registering though and I think it means that MS won't give you any support in the case of an issue.

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  • dancingrob 18 Oct 2012 10:06:22 1,186 posts
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    a mini THQ sale is on this week as well.

    Seem to remember Warhammer and Apples to Apples have some fans here, but can't remember much about the other two.

    Apples to Apples - 800 MSP 200 MSP
    Nexuiz - 800 MSP 200 MSP
    Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team - 800 MSP 400 MSP
    Voltron: Defender of the Universe - 800 MSP 400 MSP

    Games on Demand - prices vary by region

    Darksiders - 50% discount
    Metro 2033 - 50% discount
    Saints Row 2 - 50% discount
    You Don't Know Jack - 50% discount
  • spindle9988 18 Oct 2012 10:12:30 3,626 posts
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    Ive always fancied metro. How much is it with 50% off? (cant check at work)
  • lucky_jim 18 Oct 2012 10:21:03 5,326 posts
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    @spindle9988

    I'm generally not a fan of first-person shooters, and I loved it. Very atmospheric and absorbing. The boxed version must be pretty cheap nowadays though, surely?
  • spindle9988 18 Oct 2012 10:23:30 3,626 posts
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    @lucky_jim

    Ill have a look, thanks mate
  • dancingrob 18 Oct 2012 10:35:59 1,186 posts
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    I'm actually playing Metro at the moment, bought it a couple of years ago, and it's been in the backlog pile ever since.

    As Jim says, incredibly atmospheric, and I'm really enjoying it so far (even if I did have to knock it down to 'easy')
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