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  • Deleted user 7 December 2012 13:12:59
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  • agparrot 7 Dec 2012 13:18:07 11,902 posts
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    Do not delete the last post in the thread, it breaks it.

    /brandishes stick.
  • agparrot 7 Dec 2012 13:19:09 11,902 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    That's it, yup - except you control one character. The depth comes in the specific talents and unlocks of that character, and then the complement of heroes your team has.

    Just watched the review - do want to try, very much. I love strategy games where you are allowed to really nerd out on unit combinations/talents/skills and the like. Essentially well balanced rock-scissors-paper-water-fire-gunpowder-flashbang. See you on it, Jive!

    Anyone else who has it, add me/yell.
    Also thanks for this nifty description, I'm definitely going to trial it over the weekend, now.
  • Deleted user 7 December 2012 13:32:50
    Two maps only, though: but as I understand it, DOTA was born of one map alone - its the character mechanics that are the crucial element; the arena you fight in just has to serve them and the variety will follow. I hope.
  • Deleted user 7 December 2012 14:33:18
    I have found the concept intriguing from the little I've read. One worthy map could be a godsend if the mechanics are that deep.

    Just about to trial the demo I have a tenner earmarked for it if I see potential. And if I don't suck of course.
  • Deleted user 7 December 2012 14:50:22
    Wait on your decision until we have played and ruminated, I reckon.
  • Deleted user 7 December 2012 15:25:09
    Just played the tutorial. First impressions good, very intuitive controls. I'll play with you Red as it's only going to come into its own in multiplayer.
  • Deleted user 7 December 2012 15:37:51
    Yeah, pretty much.

    Maybe it's another small game I can champion with utmost futility.
  • repairmanjack 7 Dec 2012 17:31:58 6,101 posts
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    Working my way through G of ME at the moment. It's slick enough but I feel a little too far away from the action to figure what's happening a lot of the time. I don't think it explains itself well, but I'm hoping teething issues gives way to another Awesomenauts type experience. Got a way to go to top that though.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 7 Dec 2012 17:33:49 42,128 posts
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    I'll at least try the trial.
  • Deleted user 7 December 2012 20:45:21
    After being confused, I am loving it. so much fun. Well worth a shot - online, that is.

    So much to tinker with, and once I got tuned to what was happening to me, and what was happening to an enemy, it got easier.
  • Deleted user 7 December 2012 21:08:53
    Single path map is a bit uninteresting, but the three-way one is much better.

    Season pass only talks about characters + modes. Hopefully maps included also. At least it seems as though they have some plans for the future.

    I have only played a few matches, but am eager to try more. I like being Eowyn and healing people.
  • Deleted user 8 December 2012 11:32:07
    So after playing G:ME some more, I am enjoying it.

    The only issue I have with it is the netcode - takes a while to find a game, sometimes. However, they're patching that on the 14th, apparently. From what I have read, they've built the game for regular updates.

    Will let you lot know how it fares, if you like.
  • TOOTR 8 Dec 2012 12:40:15 9,865 posts
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    Keep the G:ME updates coming Red - although maybe time for it's own thread.
  • Deleted user 8 December 2012 13:49:53
    I tried to create a thread yesterday but it didn't work for some reason.

    Anyway, so far it's great although it will be far better with a full team. Coff, hint, coff.
  • bovril 8 Dec 2012 15:05:37 130 posts
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    I've been playing a bit of GME and liking it so far, although as said the matchmaking can be a bit of a drag. Feel free to add me: b0vril
  • Deleted user 8 December 2012 18:28:16
    It's a great game, currently hampered by some network issues. Brilliant.

    Patch next week, apparently. Still enjoying it a lot, however.

    Just learned that the patch includes a new 3v3 map for free, set in The Shire, and is aimed at fixing matchmaking issues.

    For what it's worth, the core game is clearly well-made, and the devs seem keen on supporting it for a while. Shall update ye all after the patch and we shall see...

    Edited by RedSparrows at 19:25:01 08-12-2012
  • dancingrob 11 Dec 2012 14:25:06 1,231 posts
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    DOTW now live.

    Tropico 4 is 14.99 on Games on Demand, and all the DLC is half price.

    Nothing for me, so time to save points for Christmas I think.
  • Blerk Moderator 11 Dec 2012 14:29:07 48,224 posts
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    New list of upcoming stuff here too.

    Nothing particularly interesting (more free Kinect stuff, yay), but it does look like there's going to be a rolling Christmas period sale starting on the 18th.

    Edit: THQ sale this weekend, too. Probably not Humble Bundle prices though, I'm guessing. :)

    Edited by Blerk at 14:30:19 11-12-2012
  • 8bitMofo 11 Dec 2012 14:52:28 480 posts
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    Kinect Party Free through 12/31

    That's the entertainment for Christmas sorted.
  • robthehermit 11 Dec 2012 14:55:08 4,701 posts
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    dancingrob wrote:
    Nothing for me, so time to save points for Christmas I think.
    Lets hope its better than last year.
  • Deleted user 11 December 2012 15:38:05
    I still have some of the points sitting on my account that I bought for the Xmas sale last year!!!

    More on the way as well as I got Halo 4 & 2100 points free for signing up for 02 broadband last week.

    I also have 2100 unredeemed from the recent Tesco BLOPS2 deal.

    Please please let there be something for me to buy...
  • kinky_mong 11 Dec 2012 16:16:31 11,557 posts
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    Where's best for cheap instant points? Shopto seem to not have any at the moment.
  • robthehermit 11 Dec 2012 16:21:07 4,701 posts
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    Our very own evilvortex is probably the best place to start. I think someone else in the swapsies thread had some too.
  • 8bitMofo 13 Dec 2012 07:32:50 480 posts
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    All credit goes to MWB on CAG. Here's the Christmas Sale lineup for XBox:

    XBLA Games
    --Frogger Hyper Arcade Edition
    --Joe Danger 2 The Movie
    --Zuma's Revenge!
    --The Simpsons Arcade Game
    --Wreckateer
    --Plants vs. Zombies
    --Peggle
    ----Peggle Nights
    --Fire Pro Wrestling
    --Sonic 4 Episode II
    --Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    --RAW (Realms of War)
    --A World of Keflings
    ----Sugar, Spice, and Not So Nice
    ----It Came From Outer Space
    --Kinect Party (Double Fine's sequel to Happy Action Theater, free from the 18th to the end of the year)
    --Jet Set Radio

    Games on Demand
    --Unknown--

    Avatar Accessories
    --Air Force Flight Helmet
    --Army Humvee
    --T-Rex
    --Triceratops
    --Husky
    --Golden Retriever
    --Abominable Snowman Outfit (female)
    --Abominable Snowman Outfit (male)
    --Sports Car


    18th: Modern Warfare 3, including FREE Kinect Party (14 days)
    --Modern Warfare 3 GOD
    ----Collection 1
    ----Collection 2
    ----Collection 3: Chaos Pack
    ----Collection 4: Final Assault

    19th: LEGO Games
    --LEGO Batman
    --LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
    --LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
    --LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
    --LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
    --LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
    --LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

    20th: Platformer Games
    --Fez
    --HELL YEAH! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
    --Sonic Adventure 2
    --Rayman Origins
    --Rayman 3 HD
    --Mark of the Ninja
    --Trine 2

    21st: Rockstar Games
    --L.A. Noire
    --Red Dead Redemption
    --Max Payne 3
    --Midnight Club: Los Angeles

    22nd: Unknown

    23rd: Summer of Arcade 2012 Games
    --Dust: An Elysian Tale
    --Deadlight
    --Hybrid

    24th: Trials HD and Trials Evolution
    --Trials Evolution
    ----Origin of Pain
    --Trials HD
    ----Big Pack
    ----Big Thrills

    25th: Kinect Family, including FREE The Walking Dead Episode 1 (1 week)
    --Hydro Thunder
    --Rock of Ages
    --Mini Ninjas Adventures
    --Leedmees
    --Fruit Ninja Kinect
    ----8-bit Cartridge
    ----Art Box
    ----Space Capsule
    ----Storm Season

    26th: Unknown

    27th: Borderlands
    --Borderlands
    --Borderlands 2
    ----Borderlands 2 Season Pass

    28th: The Walking Dead
    ----Episode 1: A New Day ~ FREE from the 25th to the 31st
    ----Episode 2: Starved for Help
    ----Episode 3: Long Road Ahead
    ----Episode 4: Around Every Corner
    ----Episode 5: No Time Left

    29th: Family Games
    --Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts
    --Cars 2: The Video Game
    --Crash of the Titans
    --Toy Story 3
    --Crazy Taxi
    --The Splatters

    30th: Fighting Games
    --Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
    --Street Fighter III: Online Edition
    --Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall of Hendon Myre

    31st: Skyrim and Oblivion
    --Oblivion
    ----Shivering Isles
    ----Knights of the Nine
    --Skyrim
    ----Dawnguard
    ----Hearthfire


    Fill yer boots!
  • evild_edd 13 Dec 2012 07:40:17 3,377 posts
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    !!!

    Jet Set Radio very possible (shall try the demo first)

    20th: Fez & Mark Of The Ninja shall be mine!

    24th: Trials Evo shall be mine!

    28th: The Walking Dead shall be mine!

    That's probably the lot. Going to have to search out some MS points...

    edit: thanks 8bitmofo :0)

    Edited by evild_edd at 07:41:38 13-12-2012
  • Blerk Moderator 13 Dec 2012 09:01:37 48,224 posts
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    Oh shit, man. I'm going to need me some points! :o

    Definitely want Mark of the Ninja and Dust, will probably also pick up Hell Yeah.

    Also want The Walking Dead, although I might just pick that up in the Steam Christmas sale instead.
  • Deleted user 13 December 2012 09:04:49
    It's probably too much to ask for Retro City Rampage to be released before the end of the year, right? :-(
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