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: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: bluemeanie 13 June, 2014, 02:33:34 PM
The online buzz is that the steam summer sale is gonna kick off on the 19th of June and run till the 30th

As always I am very excited for this and as with previous sales I expect to buy loads of cheap games which I will then NEVER GET ROUND TO PLAYING. It's a sickness really, my librabry is now up to 245 game FFS

http://steamcommunity.com/id/welshbluemeanie

Got 3 games in my wishlist.... Far Cry : Bloodragon, Broforce and Stanley Parable so hoping to get the three of them. Otherwise, not too sure other than probably getting all the skyrim DLC as I'm really enjoying that at the moment.

Sure there'll be another thread when the sale does go live but for now.... what you hoping for? what do you recommend?
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 13 June, 2014, 02:44:09 PM
I'd recommend Sniper 2;FarCry1,2 ans 3 even though I don't play the third one any more. Must save pennies for nerd- a -thon buying spree!

You usually pick up something that's worth it for a few quid so get your steam account now pop pickers.
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: jackstarr 13 June, 2014, 02:59:22 PM
As always I am very excited for this and as with previous sales I expect to buy loads of cheap games which I will then NEVER GET ROUND TO PLAYING. It's a sickness really, my librabry is now up to 245 game FFS
I feel your pain, blue - 150 games in mine and only played about 20 of them, and yet I still have games in my "wishlist"...
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: bluemeanie 13 June, 2014, 03:06:11 PM
In my defence a lot of these are from those "Ten games for £2" bundles but yeah..... I do go a bit mental in these things.
Was my birthday last week so clocked up £50 in steam vouchers. Expecting at least 10 extra games outta that. My only purchases above a fiver last time were X-Com and Chivalry from memory
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: Pyroxian 13 June, 2014, 03:26:55 PM
Pinball Arcade Seasons 1 & 2 would be nice at a discount, as I've already bought them for Android so don't fancy shelling out full whack for them again.

South Park: Stick of Truth would be nice at a 50% discount or so too...
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: ThryllSeekyr 13 June, 2014, 07:33:01 PM
I've been spending too much here lately....
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: Dandontdare 13 June, 2014, 07:35:32 PM
I'm waiting to find all the games I've paid full price for appearing at silly discounts!
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: radiator 13 June, 2014, 08:05:47 PM
As always I am very excited for this and as with previous sales I expect to buy loads of cheap games which I will then NEVER GET ROUND TO PLAYING. It's a sickness really, my librabry is now up to 245 game FFS

I have a similar thing with iOS games - I buy them on a whim then never actually get round to playing them.

Reminds me of back in the day when my best mate got his original Playstation chipped - he went from only being able to afford two or three games a year (and having to choose really carefully and wring every bit of gameplay out of them) to essentially having all the games he wanted on tap. It should have been the best thing ever, but he eventually admitted that he would just play one for 5 minutes, switch it off, then load up another, and so on.

It's the same reason you have thousands of songs on your iPod on shuffle and find yourself unable to reach the end of a song before skipping to the next track.
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: GrinningChimera 14 June, 2014, 07:01:33 AM
OH GOD NO!!!

Not another steam sale! My girlfriend is going to kill me! I'm glad I'm not the only one who buys games in these damn sales and doesn't play them. No wonder Gabe Newell can afford to eat so much.
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: Rog69 14 June, 2014, 09:49:49 AM
Pinball Arcade Seasons 1 & 2 would be nice at a discount, as I've already bought them for Android so don't fancy shelling out full whack for them again.

Had my eye on those myself but they seem immune from discounts so far.

There's nothing I really want at the moment, I might grab Watchdogs but I'm not expecting it to get massively discounted though. Spintires looks interesting and I still haven't got around to picking up FTL. I have a massive pile of unplayed games across multiple systems, so I'm in no rush to add to it.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 14 June, 2014, 09:57:06 AM
Huge wishlist + steam sale + empty wallet = inevitable disappointment.

Hope there's some good 99p-or-lessers this time!
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: jackstarr 14 June, 2014, 10:12:26 AM
I also have the Stanley Parable on my wishlist - blue, have you played the demo yet?  The demo is standalone and, from what I understand, nothing to do with the main game, but should be played first - yet it's one of the most brilliant experiences I've had from a "game" in a very long time!

Super Meat Boy is also on my wishlist (after watching indie game the movie I'm very intrigued by the game - it's currently 75% off on a Steam weekly sale, so just £2.74, but I'm hoping to catch it at 90% off or in a bundle).

Also on my wishlist - Gone Home, Kentucky Route Zero, The 39 Steps, Papers Please, Proteus and The Cave.  So yeah, no AAA games on the list, I'm a big fatigued of the big releases.
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: bluemeanie 14 June, 2014, 10:51:10 AM
Didnt know that about the Stanley Parable demo. Downloading now. cheers
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 14 June, 2014, 11:22:16 AM
I played the original Stanley Parable, and its demo, and intend picking up the re-make.

All are fantastic. The voiceover is very Hitchhikers.
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: ThryllSeekyr 14 June, 2014, 03:15:55 PM
I played the original Stanley Parable, and its demo, and intend picking up the re-make.

All are fantastic. The voiceover is very Hitchhikers.

I was almost part of the way through the demo of this when I stopped.

I would also steer clear of the last The Witcher game. No the new one. (As that that does look promising..) But the last one is terrible. I brought it for $60.00 AUD retail for the X-Box-360 and nearly cried big man tears when I saw it selling for $5.00 AUD on STEAM. Of course, that hasn't lasted forever and it's back up to it's regular price. Anyway, it's basically got every bad thing that most games of it's type and genre haven't got going for it and it's not much of sandbox game.

It's been very linear so far. The Witcher doesn't animate, when searching through cupboards, closets, secret compartments, collecting herbs and flowers. The Witcher just stands there.

The Witcher can't jump or walk/run over the side of any ledges, no matter how non-lethal the damage he might take falling from the height.

The Witcher can't just walk up to anybody and attack them, including anybody that is clearly a enemy. So far, he's had to otherwise interact with characters that are essential to the plot before there might even be any combat happening between them.  Sure, the Witcher could draw one of his swords and take a swing at them any time you like. Yet, it would just pass through them harmlessly.

The fact that the Witcher carries two swords that he can't even duel wield kind of pathetic. The Witcher uses the iron one for fighting regular folk/animals (I suspect, he does.) and the silver one for monsters. Why don' they just have one iron sword laced with silver. So it effects both, or just have the silver sword as I'm sure it would be harm full to any living thing. Of course silver is soft metal and won't last as long as iron. Especially, when the Witcher appears to be using them as much as the game mythology hints that he does. Yeah, a untreated sliver sword would need to be repaired more often or completely replaced with another one. Carrying two sword for to be only used separately for similar two individual uses reminds me of playing golf. You know, carrying around all those gold-clubs used for smashing and putting. Maybe the Witcher needs a caddy.

The graphics aren't that good, and one of the Witcher's signature abilities. The thing about his special eyes that can see better than regular human's. This hasn't come into play within the game so far as I played it yet.

 I can't remember anything else about this game except that I stopped playing when I couldn't beat a guard up enough to get past him.

I'm sorry if this offends any fans of this particular character, but felt a warning about the drawbacks of this game was in order and sure that there are a few game  of similar content that that may have one two of the very same drawback I mentioned above. They just don't have as many of them combined as this one does.

I do hope these problems have been recognised by the people developing the latest Witcher and addressed and fixed/improved for the sake of loyal fans of then game.

Yet, I'm sure it is.
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: Goaty 19 June, 2014, 06:31:12 PM
Summer sale on now
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: J.Smith 19 June, 2014, 09:06:44 PM
Ah, I see they've upped their card collecting nonsense from last year with a game in which you can potentially win prizes. Any of you who buy something like a hundred billion games over the course of the sale like some lunatic on my friends list may find this an interesting read from last year:

http://www.psychologyofgames.com/2013/07/the-psychology-behind-steams-summer-sale/ (http://www.psychologyofgames.com/2013/07/the-psychology-behind-steams-summer-sale/)

They're smart bastards, that Valve.
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: bluemeanie 19 June, 2014, 09:50:33 PM
Already caved with one purchase.... Far Cry : Blood Dragon. Pretty chuffed with that for £2.99
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 20 June, 2014, 07:48:53 AM
14 hours in. Still staying strong.
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: ThryllSeekyr 20 June, 2014, 10:24:10 AM
Already caved with one purchase.... Far Cry : Blood Dragon. Pretty chuffed with that for £2.99

I think I payed more that game. (Which brings to mind......is there log kept on STEAM of what you/I payed for game when I purchased it. That would be interesting to have and look back on.)

I only played it for a little while and then quite. I recall it had a complicated process that required me to registered a account with the website belonging to one of the developer or publishing of the game.

Aside from putting up with the same nonsense anytime I play a MORPG. I also need to do this for other games such as From-Dust (If I remember correctly.) and Demi-God (A interesting game similar to DOTA.)

I just hate having to register accounts to play many different games. Its going to be another username and password I need to remember. As of earlier this year, one of two of the computers I was using, a laptop where I had kept Word-Pad log of every Username/Password I ever made. I shut down and could'nt be restarted due to corrupted hard-drive. After eventually getting the hard-drive replaced, I have never been able to recover that Word-Pad log.

So, now I have taken to resetting all my passwords l can recall in a small paper (real-World) Note-Book. it something I just started doing over a few days ago. I believe I have all the important ones, now. Yet, there are still plenty more to log. For awhile there I was just keeping most of them in my head. Even that was too much of toll on my memory (A lot of them need to be reset over and over again, because I just kept forgetting them.) and I finally decided to rerecord them in a real book.
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: bluemeanie 20 June, 2014, 03:20:34 PM
Failed badly today with two purchases....
Octodad, which just looks loads of fun and Euro Truck Simulator 2 as guys in work raving about it and every review says it's way more fun than it should be. So as it was only £2, sod it.

So a tenner of my £50 birthday vouchers spent, three games got.

This obviously before 6 tonight when ALL NEW stuff goes on sale  :/
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: The Doctor Alt 8 20 June, 2014, 03:54:04 PM
Hmmm Might have a stab at getting Boishock IF I get to my friends with the internet connection on time.

And any nifty Mods for Skyrim, of course.
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: bluemeanie 20 June, 2014, 04:11:25 PM
Yeah, I'm keeping an eye out for the skyrim DLC as well as the the two Batman Arkham Origins ones

As for skyrim mods, http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/
but sure you knew that anyway
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 20 June, 2014, 06:52:38 PM
Must... resist... Walking Dead 2.

Must... resist... Prison Architect. It's pre-release, for goodness sake.
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: J.Smith 20 June, 2014, 07:30:43 PM
Must... resist... Walking Dead 2.

Like the first game, I'm holding out on that until all five episodes are released. Though to all in this thread who have played The Walking Dead are looking for a similar episodic game, I'd highly recommend checking out Kentucky Route Zero which, with only three acts of five released so far and two (free) interval chapters, already has the makings of a masterpiece amongst video games.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 20 June, 2014, 08:05:20 PM
Must... resist... Walking Dead 2.

Like the first game, I'm holding out on that until all five episodes are released. Though to all in this thread who have played The Walking Dead are looking for a similar episodic game, I'd highly recommend checking out Kentucky Route Zero which, with only three acts of five released so far and two (free) interval chapters, already has the makings of a masterpiece amongst video games.

I'm hanging on for the inevitable Humble Bundle, TBH. Picked up the first one and Back to the Future that way
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: bluemeanie 21 June, 2014, 12:07:16 AM
Been told the Fables one is amazing too. Read the first five or six graphic novels as the wife bought them and they were brilliant. I'm hoping the game turns up cheap. Wolf Among Us I think.

Oh, and played a bit of Octodad. Fucking mental but fun.
Also done about half hour of Blood Dragon which is cool but I'm kinda smarting about having to sign up and play through UPlay when I bought it on Steam.

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: NapalmKev 21 June, 2014, 06:38:49 AM
Been told the Fables one is amazing too. Read the first five or six graphic novels as the wife bought them and they were brilliant. I'm hoping the game turns up cheap. Wolf Among Us I think.


'Wolf Among Us' is a great, it's only slightly let down by Episode 2 which I found a bit dull but overall It's a very good game.

Cheers
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: ThryllSeekyr 21 June, 2014, 10:33:48 AM
Failed badly today with two purchases....
Octodad, which just looks loads of fun and Euro Truck Simulator 2 as guys in work raving about it and every review says it's way more fun than it should be. So as it was only £2, sod it.

So a tenner of my £50 birthday vouchers spent, three games got.

This obviously before 6 tonight when ALL NEW stuff goes on sale  :/

I have Octo-Dad didn't get very far into it before giving up on it. Looks like it requires a bit more  patience than I was prepared to give last time I tried it.

Euro-Truck-Simulator. I though this sounded dull at first, but might fork out for it some time in the future if it's on sale.

One of the two original friends I have on Steam. A old school friend has been watching game-play videos on it and was seriously considering it.

Must be complex controlling some thing as big a s a truck with eighteen gears.
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: ThryllSeekyr 21 June, 2014, 11:06:44 AM
Hmmm Might have a stab at getting Boishock IF I get to my friends with the internet connection on time.

And any nifty Mods for Skyrim, of course.

Dad got me this for a Xmas present back in 2009 or 20010 and I think I got most of the way through it before it started to freeze on me.

I might check if the STEAM version fares any better sometime.

If you like survival games and that scenario where you have crashed somewhere in the ocean near one of the above water entrances to a distopian underwater city with the 1960's french art-decor or maybe you just like games that involved being crashed anywhere.

I suggest you try the  The Forest (http://survivetheforest.com/). It's seems very promising, despite being unfinished.

I my version, I couldn't chop down any large trees and there fore could get any logs of wood to for making the larger shelter's and traps.  I played it four and five times.....at first getting killed through my own ineptness and unfamiliarity with the game and then once I had most of it sussed. Because it does need more work.
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: ThryllSeekyr 21 June, 2014, 11:23:10 AM
Must... resist... Walking Dead 2.

Must... resist... Prison Architect. It's pre-release, for goodness sake.

I haven't finished the first Walking-Dead (Game by Tell-Tale.) yet. I was stuck in the part where some fellow the protagonist just saved, by chopping his lower leg off (With a axe...) after getting caught in a trap in the zombie infested forest. He turned after dyeing from blood loss while resting in the back of a utility-truck parked within the hotel courtyard fortress the other survivors built. I kept getting the protagonist killed. When I couldn't read the visual cues to hit the zombie in the head. After he started attacking. I had it sussed out, after watching a game-play video of it on You-Tube, but never got back to playing it.

I may even start the game all over again.

Prison-Architect looks very worthy... and I've been buy it on one of the level where they promise to have character based on my appearance  in the game. As well as some other stuff. I just couldn't spare the cash, and decided to put it on hold. I'm really surprised they are still available after all this time and that the game is still unfinished.  The Alpha/Beta stat of the game sound s a more interesting  where I've heard stories of the prison inmates going into prison cafeteria completely nude because of missing algorithym or the guards kill everybody in a siege and take over the prison for themselves.  I really hope they leave that stuff in the game....even when it's done. Perhaps as a modification or pre-game option that can be found in the game menu.
 
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: ThryllSeekyr 21 June, 2014, 11:29:38 AM
Must... resist... Walking Dead 2.

Like the first game, I'm holding out on that until all five episodes are released. Though to all in this thread who have played The Walking Dead are looking for a similar episodic game, I'd highly recommend checking out Kentucky Route Zero which, with only three acts of five released so far and two (free) interval chapters, already has the makings of a masterpiece amongst video games.

I'm hanging on for the inevitable Humble Bundle, TBH. Picked up the first one and Back to the Future that way

Kentucky-Route-Zero....yes.....I don't know or recall much about it, but I've seen it reviewed some time last year  here.... (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/goodgame/stories/s3713843.htm)

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: ThryllSeekyr 21 June, 2014, 11:30:29 AM
Been told the Fables one is amazing too. Read the first five or six graphic novels as the wife bought them and they were brilliant. I'm hoping the game turns up cheap. Wolf Among Us I think.

Oh, and played a bit of Octodad. Fucking mental but fun.
Also done about half hour of Blood Dragon which is cool but I'm kinda smarting about having to sign up and play through UPlay when I bought it on Steam.

Agreed...
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: GrinningChimera 21 June, 2014, 11:34:15 AM
I'm avoiding steam like the plague. Can't be dealing with all of the must have bargains... I hear them calling me...
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: bluemeanie 21 June, 2014, 11:52:10 AM
Bought three more at about 3am this morning  :-\

E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy, Urban Trials and Papers Please.
EYE looks like a pretty basic FPS but it was only 69p. Trials looks like a poor mans Trials Evolution but again, only 69p so what the hell. Papers Please was £2, played about an hour so far. Different but kinda addictive

£12 of my £50 sale budget gone but I got six games for that so pretty happy so far
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: ThryllSeekyr 21 June, 2014, 12:12:02 PM
Been told the Fables one is amazing too. Read the first five or six graphic novels as the wife bought them and they were brilliant. I'm hoping the game turns up cheap. Wolf Among Us I think.

'Wolf Among Us' is a great, it's only slightly let down by Episode 2 which I found a bit dull but overall It's a very good game.

Cheers

I being buying/playing Wolf-Among-Us on the X-Box-360 and haven't got back into it. It does require a lot of attention and concentration on my part. Last time I played, I had the Wolf-Man-Detective stuck inside a bedroom with some lady friend for ages before I clicked on the right object (Which was hard to find...) and the game progressed further until I reached the and of episode.

I must get back into that one and pay more attention when a quick-time moment occurs during a scene where I have started to pay less attention to what I doing. Those happen a lot in this game.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 21 June, 2014, 12:46:54 PM
Gah, Bioshock Infinite got me. The big tease.
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: J.Smith 21 June, 2014, 01:01:23 PM
EYE looks like a pretty basic FPS but it was only 69p.

That's how it begins.

"But's it only a couple of quid..."

"Ach, it's only a fiver..."

"Um, it's only twenty quid?"

"HOW THE FUCK DID I SPEND ALL THAT MONEY?!!?"
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: GrinningChimera 22 June, 2014, 06:36:27 AM
EYE looks like a pretty basic FPS but it was only 69p.

That's how it begins.

"But's it only a couple of quid..."

"Ach, it's only a fiver..."

"Um, it's only twenty quid?"

"HOW THE FUCK DID I SPEND ALL THAT MONEY?!!?"

It should be illegal....

Ah sod it, I'll take a look
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: CrazyFoxMachine 22 June, 2014, 01:26:00 PM
Found a good way of avoiding the temptation of spending money on the sale - knowing you'll go into your overdraft and get charged if you do!

So I'll just spend the next few days just staring sadly as games I'd love owning get cheaper and cheaper  :'(
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: CrazyFoxMachine 22 June, 2014, 03:49:44 PM
(http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/105600/header.jpg?t=1380648749)

£1.39!!!

Absolute bargain - I got it on the winter sale for a similar amount and I've had months and months of gameplay for that quid. Amazing game.
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: ThryllSeekyr 22 June, 2014, 05:28:26 PM
I have about three extra copies of Terraria on Steam. (Atleast I think I do.)

If only I can add you to my friends list on my account.

Please find me as howhotismysteam

yea, I know it's dumb name, but they said they won't let me or can't let me change it.

Now, I have money again....I'm sure I do, but Steam doesn't want to even appear on my computer.

Perhaps, I can open Steam through a web-page.

Yes, that might work.

I may also have extra copies of Postal Two and Beasts of Prey The latter is a survival game when you can harvest stuff off the land for building and kill for food while avoiding dinosaurs. Yet it's not finished yet and is filled with numerous bugs. Most admittedly, unless they take the graphics up a few notches, the game does not look as good as I thought it might have been and the interface doesn't even allow me shut it down without turning off my computer to do so.
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: GrinningChimera 22 June, 2014, 06:20:57 PM
Added you TS

143.7 hours past 2 weeks
Recent Game Activity


Impressive!

Oh and if you need help lightening the load with one of those copies of Postal 2....

:D

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: The Enigmatic Dr X 22 June, 2014, 06:37:13 PM
How do I add a friend? "howhotismysteam" in Community isn't working
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 22 June, 2014, 06:38:26 PM
Ah. Done it.

I am Nimeous.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 22 June, 2014, 06:38:58 PM
And I've got a couple of Half Life 2s going free if anyone wants one.

I'll take a Terria, please!
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: ThryllSeekyr 22 June, 2014, 06:46:55 PM
I've just accepted both of you......

I'll give some free games If I have extra copies of them later.

I now have STEAM on tow of my hard drives, and it can't fit any more games on the new one.

I going to scrap it on that drive on drive when I get chance to switch my computer on and off again later.

Right now I'm waiting on video-game upload to You-Tube to finish. It 's been going for three days now...nearly four and I have been trying to upload this video on and off for the last fortnight.

The problem I'm having with Steam is that the one on the 2-terabyte drive is not opening up for me.

So, I had to install Steam on my smaller hard rive to download some new game I just purchased.

I can't fit them all on. The drive was half full already. Yet, it doesn't matter , they all appear to be my Steam library now.

I've just spent over $150.00 AUD

I wasn't planning to, it just happened.

This is including the Bio-Shock-Bundle
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: jackstarr 22 June, 2014, 07:02:24 PM
Thanks muchly for the copy of Terraria!

I'm downloading now - it seems like we can group together and play this multiplayer - when would be a good time for the Tharglets to meet in Terraria?
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: ThryllSeekyr 22 June, 2014, 07:09:29 PM
I could never get into that game...it's a little more involved than I thought it would be. Everytime, I have played it , I keep digging myself into a dark hole I can't get out of and have to start again.

Have you Starbound, it's a space-age version  of the same game, and easier enough for me to play.

I've also gotPrison Architect. I brought it at the level that allows me to name a prisoner. How do I do that...?
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: GrinningChimera 22 June, 2014, 07:47:28 PM
And I've got a couple of Half Life 2s going free if anyone wants one.

I'll take a Terria, please!

Added you Doc.
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: ThryllSeekyr 22 June, 2014, 08:52:00 PM
I've also added Kingdom of Amular Reckoning, and some smaller games like The Stanley Parable, Don't Starve, Nidhogg, The Walk......among others.
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: Rog69 22 June, 2014, 09:38:38 PM
(http://cdn.akamai.steamstatic.com/steam/apps/105600/header.jpg?t=1380648749)

£1.39!!!

Absolute bargain - I got it on the winter sale for a similar amount and I've had months and months of gameplay for that quid. Amazing game.

I've had this on my account for a while but never really paid it much attention until today. I grabbed another copy and gifted it to my Minecraft obsessed 8 year old daughter and we set up a co-op game this afternoon and it's the most fun I've had with a game for a long time  :D.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 23 June, 2014, 06:09:22 PM
Really want Wolfenstein...
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: CrazyFoxMachine 23 June, 2014, 06:35:13 PM
I've had this on my account for a while but never really paid it much attention until today. I grabbed another copy and gifted it to my Minecraft obsessed 8 year old daughter and we set up a co-op game this afternoon and it's the most fun I've had with a game for a long time  :D.

That's lovely :D Me and two friends from uni regularly get together and muck about on it... after making a chute that goes straight from the surface to the underworld we're now working on a tunnel that goes from one side of the map to the other. The stuff you run into is brilliant. Exploratastic!
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: bluemeanie 23 June, 2014, 10:51:26 PM
Playing Marlow Briggs which is currently 79p
Very much a console game and probably a God of War rip off, but as I havent got a console or played God of War I'm really enjoying it

Def worth the price of a can of coke anyway
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: Rog69 24 June, 2014, 10:09:15 PM
I see that Brothers is on sale today, one of my favourite games from recent times and well worth the £2.19 asking price. It needs a controller though.
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: GrinningChimera 28 June, 2014, 06:37:34 AM
Is it over yet? I can't take much more
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: IAMTHESYSTEM 28 June, 2014, 11:31:02 AM
Ends 30th of June. I've been resisting but it might not last.
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: The Doctor Alt 8 28 June, 2014, 01:15:03 PM
Damn it I will still be stuck in Croydon and will miss it.   >:(
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: CheechFU 28 June, 2014, 03:05:54 PM
Steam sales. Where they put kotor 2 on sale but not kotor 1. Dicks, a thousand dicks.
But I have reached 250 games that I have no time to play so maybe it's for the best.
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: Rog69 29 June, 2014, 08:49:10 AM
The recent Wofenstein game is half price today, quite a good discount for a relatively new release.

it weighs in at around 50GB though so with my broadband I wont be playing it for a few days!
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: CheechFU 30 June, 2014, 01:02:16 AM
I put 60 quid on steam, spent 58.72 and have 11.88 left.
Thanks trading card nerds  :lol:
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: shaolin_monkey 30 June, 2014, 01:44:12 PM
Despite my protestations earlier about not buying anything, 'cos I have too much already.... I bought something.  Several bloody somethings in fact!

First up, Wolfenstein - I was battling a hangover, so it made me feel motion sick.  Seems like a quality game though.

Second, Enslaved:  Odyssey to the West - damn fine game, largely scripted and choreographed by Alex Garland.  I love it, as it's a kind of loose retelling of Monkey/Journey to the West, in a futuristic setting.

I went to a preview of this game in the BAFTA centre in London,  courtesy of Ninja Theory (I plastered their facebook page with Monkey/Sun WuKong stuff, and I think they invited me just to shut me up).  They sung Alex's praises to heaven and back for his work on this. 

However, when I quizzed Alex about it he was very modest and said that in fact Ninja Theory had the game story and structure in place already, and he just fine-tuned it and added a more cinematic feel. 

Anyway, this game has hands-down the best playable opening sequence EVER!  Real seat of your pants stuff!

Next up, Chivalry - Bluemeanie bangs on about this all the time, and it was so cheap I thought 'why not?'  I had some multiplayer fun on it last night.  It's like a slightly more polished Mount and Blade.  Not bad at all - good hack and slash fun.

There's more, much more, but I can't remember what I got or why, and anyway haven't played them yet.

DAMN YOU STEAM SALE!!!!

: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: The Enigmatic Dr X 01 July, 2014, 08:44:55 AM
I too bought Wolfenstein. And Broken Age. And something else I cannot remember.
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: ThryllSeekyr 01 July, 2014, 11:56:15 AM
Second, Enslaved:  Odyssey to the West - damn fine game, largely scripted and choreographed by Alex Garland.  I love it, as it's a kind of loose retelling of Monkey/Journey to the West, in a futuristic setting.

I went to a preview of this game in the BAFTA centre in London,  courtesy of Ninja Theory (I plastered their facebook page with Monkey/Sun WuKong stuff, and I think they invited me just to shut me up).  They sung Alex's praises to heaven and back for his work on this. 

However, when I quizzed Alex about it he was very modest and said that in fact Ninja Theory had the game story and structure in place already, and he just fine-tuned it and added a more cinematic feel. 

Anyway, this game has hands-down the best playable opening sequence EVER!  Real seat of your pants stuff!

Alex Garland, isn't he connected with the Dredd film that was made nearly two years ago.

On the Subject of STEAM's - SUMMER - SALE....

I've been buying too many games....

To name a few .....

I now have.....

The entire Dungeon - Siege - Trilogy (Minus Space - Siege which is not for sale on Steam. Such a shame, but it's got some bad reviews.)

The Batman - Arkham-City (GOTY) & Origins as well as Batman - Lego 1 & 2

All the original X-COM games. (Not the latest ones. Which I already own on X-Box-360). I think these games before the internet.

Some survival/crafting simulations based on the success of Minecraft.

 Beasts of Prey (http://www.beastsofprey.com/). Not really worth playing yet, and it has Dinosaurs.

 The Forest (http://survivetheforest.com/) It's like that mini-series called  Lost (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_(TV_series)), except you alone on island and your son taken from you by some native mutants (Or so they say...)  and you have to gather supplies from around the plane wreck  and also gather stones, leaves, twigs, and logs (I can't do this in the game no mater how hard I try!) to built a camp site with free standing torches, a fire-pit, log-holder (Which I can't use yet!) a rabbit-cage, a one-person temporary-shelter, (used for sleeping in.) hunting-shelter, (Provides some protection from the natives, but can't be slept in.) Log-Cabin, (Provides more protection from Natives and need to have the temporary-shelter built inside it if you want to sleep in it.) Traps, garden, wooden walls, stairs, platform, a raft.(There is also a House-boat you can build, but I 've only seen tis mentioned in the  Official-Wiki (http://theforest.gamepedia.com/The_Forest_Wiki) and not in the game so far as I could see.) I wasn't able to build anything other than the temporary-shelter, the fire-pit with some free-standing-fires, a rabbit cage of these because I didn't read  this! (http://theforest.gamepedia.com/Glitches#Flare_Swimming) You can also harvest animals for food and the cannibals for body parts if your lucky enough to kill one. Just don't let them catch you twice. They put you in a cave that you need to escape from the first time they over power you.

 Dark-Out (http://www.darkoutgame.com/home/about-darkout/) It's a bit like better looking version of Starbound and less intuitive. I wasn't able to get far in this before gi9vng up. I will consult the wiki's and a You-Tube video tutorial  about this game later. 

 Signs of Life (http://playsignsoflife.com/). It looks the same, but less puerile looking. Here is the official  Signs of Life - Wiki (http://signsoflife.gamepedia.com/Signs_of_Life_Wiki). I haven't played it yet.

 Space-Engineers (http://www.spaceengineersgame.com/)  I wasn't sure about this game, but I think it's more of building game than a survival one. Except you wearing a space-suit on a large platform with huge red space-ship floating in space. You have a jet-pack that you can use to fly around. Just be careful you don't hit anything really hard or fall. I explored the platform and entered the huge red space ship, but couldn't do more with that or build any thing without  finding out more about this game.   Compared to Elite -Dangerous space appears to brighter and as I flew away from the platform and I found another huge blue space ship. (Which I couldn't enter after finding the door. Something to do with my jet-pack and lack of gravity.) There is also lots of asteroids. Some of them were absolutely huge and the terrain on them very rugged. The textures are very convincing and very hard to walk on. Again this had some thing to do with the lack of a atmosphere with gravity, I guess. I flew away from it looking for the huge red space ship and it's attached platform which was looking very small by distance. When out of the corner of my eyes, I noticed the asteroid I just left had a entrance. While I noticed that few of them had holes in them, this one was hollow. So, flew back after having some problem with controlling the jetpack. (It has flight-assist and non-flight-assist for Newtonian-Physics flying.) It seemed bigger on the inside and the tunnel  soon lead to central cavern where over tunnels were found to leading off in other directions. Again I couldn't land here, and just kept flying. (I think the only reason, I can walk on the platform is that it's magnetic, and I have magnetic boots. Everything else is effected by weightlessness.) It was kind of more colourful inside as well. I think there were some yellow or gold, and some red, blue  textures. I eventually exit the asteroid and returned. I made a video of this as well as Dark-Out and will upload them sometime later.


To Be Continued....
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: shaolin_monkey 01 July, 2014, 01:36:40 PM
Alex Garland, isn't he connected with the Dredd film that was made nearly two years ago.

I don't know how to react to that. Are you serious, or just kidding about?
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: ThryllSeekyr 01 July, 2014, 01:51:01 PM
Alex Garland, isn't he connected with the Dredd film that was made nearly two years ago.

I don't know how to react to that. Are you serious, or just kidding about?

Seriously  no (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Garland)....

Unless their are two people with the same name.
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: shaolin_monkey 01 July, 2014, 01:58:26 PM
Alex Garland, isn't he connected with the Dredd film that was made nearly two years ago.

I don't know how to react to that. Are you serious, or just kidding about?

Seriously  no (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Garland)....

Unless their are two people with the same name.

Sorry mate, what I meant was I am very surprised you even had to ask that question on this board.  He most definitely was involved in Dredd, and it is very unusual for someone to post on this board and be unsure about that.  Hence why I thought you may be joking.

Have a look at this thread! 
http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,36741.0.html

Sorry for the thread derailment - lets get back to the Steam Sale now!

:D
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: ThryllSeekyr 01 July, 2014, 02:11:23 PM
No sarcasm intended and I was surprised he was behind that game as well the as the film.

Do you think he will ever write for a decent film about the Stone-Monkey-God.


: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: shaolin_monkey 01 July, 2014, 04:04:10 PM
No sarcasm intended and I was surprised he was behind that game as well the as the film.

Do you think he will ever write for a decent film about the Stone-Monkey-God.

That would be awesome, but for now I'm happy with Enslaved! :D
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: CrazyFoxMachine 01 July, 2014, 05:06:40 PM
Sale is over and not a single thing bought  :'(

'twas a period of mighty and terrible temptation - hopefully I'll have a job when the next sale rolls around.
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: Hawkmumbler 02 July, 2014, 10:04:44 AM
I got The Forest. It's so hilariously broken I can't stop playing it. And why to the cannibals explode when you hit them with an axe? :lol:
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: ThryllSeekyr 02 July, 2014, 02:14:05 PM
I got The Forest. It's so hilariously broken I can't stop playing it. And why to the cannibals explode when you hit them with an axe? :lol:

Have you figured out how to chop down trees?
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: Hawkmumbler 02 July, 2014, 02:18:13 PM
By carrying a severed hand and knocking it against them? I'm not even kidding, that totally works!

And who designed the AI on the freaking Seagulls?! Kill one and they swarm to you!
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: shaolin_monkey 02 July, 2014, 02:56:01 PM
By carrying a severed hand and knocking it against them? I'm not even kidding, that totally works!

And who designed the AI on the freaking Seagulls?! Kill one and they swarm to you!

Hmm, it says one if the programmers is A.Hitchcock...
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: ThryllSeekyr 02 July, 2014, 08:33:00 PM
Well, I got killed three times.....The first time I tried to make camp on top of a hill clear of any trees or other foliage far to right of plane wreck (If your facing the in the same direction of the where the cockpit used to be.) . I had to cross some water to get to this place. First thing, I built as I was collecting rocks, sticks .and leaves on my way or tried to build was the smallest temporary shelter. It was dark with night around me already....and I couldn't finish it before I ran out of leaves and at that point, I hadn't quite worked out how to collect those exactly.  So, I just left that and collected more rocks, and sticks or twigs. Then, I started to build the fire-pit, but putting some distance between that and where I had started the small shelter.

Apparently, it's a common opinion that  while fire will scare the mutant/cannibal/natives.

It will also help them to spot you much easier.

So, I tried using caution when choosing a place to build the fire.

I got this done after two trips into the surrounding woods and then tried for leaves, but just couldn't and while I was messing around in the dark.

I saw them walking around the fire I just built and they spotted me while I was standing in the dark of the woods.

So, perhaps they have enhanced senses or heat vision.

I managed to hit one of them a few times before I was over powered and woke up again in the cave.

The cave was different from how it was the first couple of time I played this game nearly a fortnight ago.

As I was prompted to ignite my lighter, I did so, without checking for the cannibals surrounding me.

This time, I was immediately done for and had to restart again.....

This time, I did the same thing, except I started my small-shelter on a small rise that was still covered by plenty of forest. Roughly, in the same direction, but not quite as far. So, it wasn't quite as dark, when I started building my camp. Yet, it didn't make much difference, as I spent more time searching for building, materials and soon lost sight of the shelter I started as I travelled further away from it.

There was another camp site with some tents arranged in circle facing inwards with some burnt bodies, (Cooked-Campers!) some more consumables and a flintlock-rifle.  Which never turned up in my inventory. (Broken-Game....yes!) When I though I had enough sticks and stones. I made for the same direction, I thought I came from and ended up on the beach below a below a rise where the forest was. There was
something like another small tent on this beach pitched right up on the edge where the sand meets the higher ground. I found spear and this never turned up in my inventory as well.

I climbed the rise and decided to build another small shelter further in from the edge behind some large boulders for cover. I gave up again, because I didn't have the leaves to finish it. So, I started on a fire-pit on the other side of the boulders and further back from the shoreline. There were a lot of sticks and stones close by. So, I didn't have get lost again to get this done. 

Now, I don't know the immediate effects a fire-pit. According to the book you use in game, it's suppose to restore my health in some way. Providing been continuously eating, then the snacks I found while raiding the suitcases scattered around the plane wreck. There is also, berries that can be picked. Though at night it's hard to tell the good dark purple or blue ones from toxic black and red ones.

I did manage to chop down a few rabbits/conies and goanna's/monitor's which I ended up cooking on another fire-pit I built right on the edge of the rise before the beach, but still what I thought might have been a safe distance from my unfinished shelter and had a feed on them. This had the effect of satisfying my hunger for while as two yellow bars appeared on that stomach gauge on the bottom right hand side of the screen.

I also built two standing fires at some distance away from my make-shift camp-site on either side. They were both on the rise on the other side of the ravines that were also on either side of where I was.

Nervously, I noticed one of them had approached the first one I built, but he didn't appear to notice me and come any closer to where I was. I was in the dark, but the forest was now well lit around me on both sides.

I still couldn't acquire any leaves, for my unfinished shelter and morning came. While I was still foraging for other building supplies.   

Not that I recall, how this happened, but I was soon found and over powered by the natives.

This time, I refrained from switching on my lighter, but I was only alone in the cave  with what could only be described as a more mutated version of the other natives. if they were even mutants at all. It like two or three naked (And anatomically correct!) female bodies fused together, back to back. Although it only had one head which could only be could a head, because that was where it was situated from the neck upwards. There were no, eyes, ears, nose or mouth. There was no hair and it looked like melted wax. it had many legs and it upper limbs were more like tentacles. As I decided to strike out at it with my trusty chopping axe. It didn't even flinch or appear damaged. So I left and made for the exit.

The cave system was definitely a lot less complex than the one from first attempt of this game nearly a fortnight ago.

It was just a mere tunnel leading up a slope was quite unnaturally smooth under foot as I ascended it. While there were various caverns in the previous ones that eventually lead me to choice between the exit and facing more of those cannibals. 

The I dies when I got outside, not exactly knowing, but guessing what had killed me.

I was then I noticed something strange....as I saw the words appear in large letters across my screen that I had survived these days. While it was surely seemed like ne night, unless I had been unconscious for that long.

So, I started again....this time. I remained close to plane wreck after scavenging for various supplies. This way, I saved some valuable hours of daylight in exchange for travel time.

This time, I tried my axe out on felling a tree and succeeded provided my aim was consistent and true. Yet, I couldn't carry even one log without having my hand full and encumbered. (Naturally!) I just took them one by one towards the rear of the grounded aircraft ad just left them there.

First thing I started to build this time, was the stick-holder and the log-holder. Right next to the rear of the plane. Which I left unfinished, while I built and finished a standing-fire right up against the part where the front of it had been separated from it. I didn't light it just yet, because the sun was still above the horizon.

Then I returned to back of the plane to contribute to two wooden container I started on before. They were still yet to be completed as I started on and finished a fire-pit in between both of them. I made that my priority and was about to cook some of the critter I managed to catch and was attacked as one of those natives snuck up on me. I think there was another two or three of them circling around me, but they scattered and ran off after when I took the first one down.

I soon harvested his limbs before I finished cooking my dinner and went to build a small shelter a small rise further into the forest on the right hand side of the plane around the back. It was by then and because I was swinging my axe around and felling the smaller foliage. This was how to get leaves.


It was starting to get dark...so I lit the standing-fire I had left round the front of the plane-wreck.

Though it was slow process.

I was glad I sussed out tree-chopping and leaf gathering. As simple as it may be in real life.

So, I finished my temporary-shelter and used it. As it was well and truly dark by then and I had also finished the two wooden containers. I used the shelter and rested and when I awoke, I was cold and wet. So I went and built a fire on the other-side of the plane further, in towards the forest.

By the light of the first I noticed one of those cannibal made effigies with a severed head adorned in feathers on a pole sticking out of the ground just a few feet back from where I started the fire.

I stood there for as long as I dared and even threw some rabbit meat on it to chew on when it was done.

Then I returned to the shelter, as it was still dark and felt like it was long from morning.

I tried sleeping a few more times, but I think it was only giving me short little naps or it was used up. So, after the fourth or fifth time of doing this, I heard some birdsong, but the sun hadn't risen yet and I knew those natives were supposed to be more aggressive in the shadows.

So, I returned to fire I had I had previously started and noticed it was still only just burning with enough
light for me to find it easier enough. I was about to throw some more left-over rabbit on it when I got hit from behind.

Spinning around on my attacker, I launched my axe at him several times before he ran around me and I had to spin around again to finish him off. Noticing others were circling around me, I took a swing at the closest. Connecting with him a few times before he lost his nerve and made a hasty retreat. Yet, the others still
hovered around and a nearby female knelt down beside her fallen comrade and started to drag his corpse away. Further back into the forest. That is amazing use of A.I. happening right there and very well rendered animation of too.

So, chased her and started to lay into her as she dropped the dead body and soon had another male standing by her side. I was trading blows with her. Which was amazing considering she was unarmed and she got the better of me and that was that.....

What was really strange here was....like before, I was given the message I had survived for nine days.

Now, that's either terrible mathematics or I was in a coma-sleep in the cave longer than I thought......

Here's two things I found...

After the native who takes your little boy, exits the plane-wreck and you are given full control of yourself. Turn around and have a look for all the goodies you'd find in the room at the back. There is also stuff on the seats in the rear. Some more food, soda's and Pedometer. (It tells you how far you walked!)

There is also some circuit boards on right underneath the left hand side of the plane near the where you exit it for the first time...


Some other survival games I got....

 Don't - Starve (http://www.dontstarvegame.com/)

(http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news-700/Pre-Purchase-Don-t-Starve-via-Steam-for-20-Off-and-Get-an-Extra-Copy.jpg)

It's got minimalistic retrograde art style that I can't really otherwise name, but it works. It got like paper-cut-outs on 3D background illustrated in the same fashion....What else can I say about collect....attack and survive!

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Wgknk9Nlzmc/UDvGGqGCb4I/AAAAAAAADuA/eUzk94y74m4/s1600/dontstarve2.jpg)

 Maia (http://maiagame.com/)

Another survival/resource gathering game inspired by the liked of Dungeon-Keeper and Evil-Genius...

(http://media.pcgamer.com/files/2013/07/Maia.jpg)

With it style of base building. You can excavate solid rock to carve out rooms for your base which is supposedly another planet beset by radioactive rain and meteor showers. Some rooms have dug out and built already been built by the workers....one lone robot and some science people. IN this early-access game, they die real quick from radiation poisoning and running out of air. But you can send for more people to replace them. The robot needs to be watched closely or else it will built itself into a corner or just malfunction and start walking around in small circles with it's hands full. The robot is important, because it's the only thing that can dig out the rooms. The other folk can do the rest. Be sure not to overladen them with to many tasks or nothing will get done. It's got bugs, but looks very promising. 

Probably not worth buying just yet, if you don't like paying for unfinished and untested games.

(http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/images/2012/11/maia4.jpg)

Have I mentioned  Space-Base DF9 (http://www.spacebasedf9.com/) before?

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/5850c4179aded20cedb46495388db32c/tumblr_n5w8jyVMv21spe7v7o1_1280.png)

Built a space-base in in the freezing vacuum of space from the spoils of asteroid mining. Yet why would they just built base and not a ship? Anyway, all you need to do is build a Airlock[b/], (With Space-Suit Lockers!), Air-Recycling-Room (With a Food-Vending-Machine, you'll need one of these rooms for roughly about every four or five, 4 by 4 square rooms you lay out!) and another room (With a Matter-Refinery put inside it.) The rooms will need to be small at first (About 3 by 2 or by 3 or 4 by 4.) and after that you established safe mining economy where your space-beings can live and work comfortably. You can then make the rooms as big as you like after that. Just so long as enough recycled air is being filtered and power is being fed into them.  Otherwise, everybody will start dying like in my first few attempts of this game.

My last game was my longest session before they the power-generators started to malfunction that worked refused to fix them for some reason. As you play this, you may get the hit it's not quite polished yet.  It's Early-Access game and more stuff is supposed to be added closer to it's completion.

So, I wouldn't buy this unless you don't mind something that is quite balanced enough to play properly.

(http://media1.gameinformer.com/imagefeed/screenshots/SpacebaseDF9/SpaceBaseDF9_05.jpg)
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: ThryllSeekyr 03 July, 2014, 12:02:06 PM
: Myself
So, chased her and started to lay into her as she dropped the dead body and soon had another male standing by her side. I was trading blows with her. Which was amazing considering she was unarmed and she got the better of me and that was that.....

I must stress that what I just wrote might sound sexist to some of you. I really meant that I was mazed that any of them (The Men as well!) were as good at unarmed fighting as they were.

I would also like to point out my views on violence against women. While understand it's bad, to hit a women. I think there are times when it is except able to do this.

Like in the situation, where they are all cannibal that at this point in the game appear to be out to get me and very good at what they do to undo a person.

Like, I think it's essential that woman's rights to be treated like a lady only when they behave that way.

As soon, as they pick up a firearm or even melee weapon. It's really on.

The same goes for when they are a registered or unregistered lethal weapon even when they are unarmed and out t get you.

As much as I don't like seeing women getting exploited and done so in a violent manner. I don't like them do the same thing to me or us.

I wonder the women who have fought for equality understand the responsibility that goes along with it.

If the equal-right ladies want to hide behind that rule goes against the violence against women.

I don't think fair at all.

If you wan to be treated as a man does, you should be able to take the bad with the good.

Instead of all this nonsense about violence against women, there should be more emphasis paid to violence against anybody.

Partically women that like to lash out at men who can't legally defend themselves.

Anyway, sorry to go off topic, but I was just thinking about how I actually chased this female cannibal down and started to attack when she was fulfilling her support role in this skirmish and not even attacking me yet.

Although, there more of them and they were circling around me or some were while others were seeming to face off with me and was kind of frantically more concerned with my own survival and chose violence on the fairer sex while she had her hands full.

If this was official war between two countries, and we were all trained, uniformed soldiers. I'm sure there would be a convention against my choice of action. Yet, I had been reduced to poverty cast away on deserted island and in confrontation with these apparent primatives.

Considering they took my boy, I guess violence isn't the best way to deal with them if I ever wanted him back, but that also seems unlikely.

Somebody suggested in their official wiki that you should be able to use the tennis ball to distract them or even make peace with them.

That might be more interesting.

My views above reflect the opinion of person who's never really been romantically linked or married.

Which is true.
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: CrazyFoxMachine 03 July, 2014, 02:53:28 PM
Probably a discussion for another thread there Thryllseeker!
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: Keef Monkey 03 July, 2014, 03:09:08 PM
: Myself
So, chased her and started to lay into her as she dropped the dead body and soon had another male standing by her side. I was trading blows with her. Which was amazing considering she was unarmed and she got the better of me and that was that.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycu434kkk14 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycu434kkk14)
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: ThryllSeekyr 03 July, 2014, 03:39:04 PM
Probably a discussion for another thread there Thryllseeker!

I guess it is, but you can see where it came from.
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: ThryllSeekyr 08 July, 2014, 09:21:47 AM
I've now lost all my previous game videos including the one from playing The Forest. Which has left me very distressed and sad. Yet, I have made some more and I'm currently uploading them right now before my computer plays up like it has been doing earlier this week I lose these new ones again.

By carrying a severed hand and knocking it against them? I'm not even kidding, that totally works!

And who designed the AI on the freaking Seagulls?! Kill one and they swarm to you!

Never happened to me, but they might have tweaked the A.I. since you played.

I've also noticed that once you have built a descent camp with Hunting-Shelter.  The wandering food becomes more scarce, practically non-existent. This is either a deliberate part of the game or just glitch. It might because that it rains constantly and they stay inside their burrows at all times especially at night.

So, the game protagonist has only survived on the sustenance of berries. (Yet, that's not enough!) Sometimes, I can't tell which are poisoned, but only find out after I've consumed them. There are also a lot of edible fungus. Which could be a problem as well, if they put more realism in this game. (I could just set the whole forest on fire if they let me.) I eventually found a few more of them rabbits/conies, (As well as a lone Iquana/Goanna/Monitor!) but these were faster and definitely not as abundant as before.

Yet, only one showed up on my inventory after managing to kill a few. There was a large turtle on the beach that I managed to hack through, but it's corpse didn't relinquish it's flesh to me.

I also found the entrances to what must cave or caves, the cannibal native mutants take me every time they find me and knock me out. There were two of them and one of these was right on one of the beaches where there were some rocks. The other one was further up the beach and inland as well. I put a fire-pit at each entrance to keep them inside. This only worked with the one on the beach. Sometimes, the game lets me start building something, but never lets me complete it. (Perhaps, it's because, I chose the wrong place for it. This has occurred with the two gardens, the first-rabbit-cage (The idea of these, is that I put two live rabbit/conies in it and they soon multiply. Yet, how do I do this if I can't catch any without killing them first. How do you attract live rabbit/conies to the cage built for them. Do they wander close by and put themselves in. I don't think they will, but built one close to my camp in case they do. ), two wooden-benches, and two of those Standing-fires. If they aren't put in a pot where that game will allow you to put them. They will just continue to show up as a white outline of themselves.

 I managed to build a hunting-shelter and fire-pit on the edge of what appears to be a concealed cliff face. The forest leading up to appears to be in ravine that has been left unnoticed by the other inhabitants of the island. They have village that is almost directly inland of this place. In case, you are wondering, I found this place left of the plane-crash site. (My left, the same side I'm on when I left the plane and facing the water through the forest in front of me.) You would eventually find this place safely. If travel in the direction alone the cliff edge in front of you. I built the hunting-shelter on the right against the wall and the fire-pit on the left (Right on the edge of the cliff, where it's just rock underneath me.) and I started on a log-cabin (It's was going to be ages, before it's done.) on the cliff shelf further down. (On the left!)

I built the two traps (Obviously, for the natives to be caught in!), but it was only the spike-trap (Happy-Birthday.) that I could complete . (Perhaps the same reason I could complete other things.)

If I was in charge of this project I would have.....

Some better way to reason with the natives as time progressed. While I understand, that once the killing begins, it never really ends. 

A way to dismantle or destroy buildings. Anything that is built in this game. Your own buildings and other fixtures. Including the native villages. Everything that can be destroyed, should be, but within reason.

Soft terrain should be easy to deform or dig into. Anything that can be picked up or otherwise moved should be. Including sand. I should be able to make sand-castles, if I like.

Anything fleshy found anywhere could be cooked and eaten. Including the mini-whale and the turtle (The one I killed!) I found on one of the beaches. There are plenty of large insects and birds that can be eaten. Just Google for Man Vs Wild and Bush-Tucker-Man

Forest and village fires should be easy to start. Providing, it hasn't rained much and with that fires should be easier to start only with brush/wood/sticks/leaves that has been lying on the ground and providing it isn't rain soaked. (A watered proofed and covered stick might be a essential upgrade.) Not, that I can be absolutely sure, but anything that is green and still connected to the plant or tree it's growing from is bad for started fires. I guess, this sounds wrong if you actually can start a forest fire. I guess all it's really down to is the amount heat you can make and if it's dry enough to catch fire. Otherwise, I just don't know.

Better stealth physics. Unless those natives really do have enhanced senses and mental-telepathy to communicate with each other instantaneously.

That plane would be excellent and for shelter for me if I could climb back up into it. (There should be a toilet there as well if they allowed you to move stuff around.) This seems like one of the biggest oversights. I was thinking if the plane somehow exploded (From a open flame and leaky gas cylinder?) after I exited and moved myself (Swiftly!) a safe distance from it after somehow being warned? They might have to change that part where the native takes my child right after everything has settled (A native climbed back into the plane, but I couldn't?) and I guess they way they planned this is important to the plot of this game. 

It also occurred to me that if I could shave my head and make a loin-cloth. I could pass myself off as one  them. Unless, they can identify me alone by smell as well. (Enhanced senses and Pheromones.)

What is with the patches of black-stuff? (Ink?) Is it flame-able (Oil?) Camo-paint?

After two nights of not getting any good food. I left camp to explore in the same direction to the left of the plane crash site.  Crossing surprising diverse levels of terrain that took me to some higher ground and eventually lower to something like river. Where I hit a invisable wall and couldn't go any further.

I soon built a smaller camp here, (Almost twice, since there were limited resources on the further side of the river.) and a raft which capsized it (Was it top-heavy?) upon completion. I could still swim onto and stand on it, but that was it.

Despite, obvious bugs in this game. I'm looking forward to the added fixes/patches and it's final coding.

I think the problem with games that appear to simulate reality in so many ways is that the breaks in reality are more glaringly obvious.

Yet, it is still just a game, after all. 
 





: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: ThryllSeekyr 08 July, 2014, 06:19:00 PM
: Myself
A watered-proofed and covered stick might be a essential upgrade.

Sorry, that was really meant to be Stick-holder.....:lol:

And while the Stick-Holder and Log-Holder sound silly, I think they're essential for those times where you want to spontaneously build something in a hurry and you have already stocked them up fully sometime earlier.

A Rock-Holder might be a good idea as well. That's thing about this game is can't quite carry enough of the sticks and stones to build much of anything without making a second trip to the place where you find all of these things on the ground and then there is getting logs which is slightly harder.

Even without the shiny hatchet, you can make one almost as good with a rock and a stick. I think it breaks, after too many hits, though.

They may consider not giving you the hatchet when the game is completed. Just to make it that more interesting. 

Anyway, I guess I played that one to about as much as can for the time being.....

They will need to work hard to make it more interesting and especially if they go for more realism, You see, if they make it more real. I could mean that there would be more that I could do to screw the natives around, but so could they I guess.

Anyway.....

It 's twice now, that I have fired-up the game Space-Base-DF-Nine, and haven't remembered how to assign rooms   :-\
: Re: Upcoming Steam Sale.... what are people waiting for?
: ThryllSeekyr 19 July, 2014, 08:54:20 AM
Here's a some video of me playing The Forest.....

 Mutant-Female-Cannibal-Native falls just before I do at 6:55 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNALG8A3mwI&list=UUelkSh-JYeT1ng51wzT4nuA&index=17).....

 Quick...to the beach and what's that at 25:00 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih5ErwTFUN0&index=21&list=UUelkSh-JYeT1ng51wzT4nuA)

 Murdering other people's luggage and this was the video I mentioned above......It's in two-parts and is...... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldUOS_XufUk&index=13&list=UUelkSh-JYeT1ng51wzT4nuA)

 Continued here! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6T-8yKd_R4&list=UUelkSh-JYeT1ng51wzT4nuA&index=12)

You know what I thought after watching the introduction movie to this game few more times...when I saw that almost naked cannibal dude take the young boy sitting next to me on the plane. Well...aside from the fact we were the only apparent passengers...can it be otherwise proven that he is really my boy? Maybe our seating arrangements were just coincidental and his disappearance is of no further consequence to me.

It's a shame the rest of the videos I made had now gone missing when I had lost my larger hard-drive. There would have been another one of me further exploring the island while avoiding the weird almost naked natives and building a raft that capsizes on me upon completion.

The very last video I made ...just before I lost the hard-drive I had wandered to the far right (Where I hit a invisable wall..) of where I had exited their cave system when I awoke there after dropping down to beach from a height I had miscalculated to be a safe distance to land from. After building a fire pit on the promentary hidden behind a larger tree and cooking several rabbits/conies. IT's really important to catch them before night fall/ before it rains/ before you build a descent shelter. Because afterwards......they are very hard to find.
   
Anyway, as I retreated back to the forest from this impassable zone. I found another beach and some small sandy islands. I swam out to one with a full load of stick/stone supplies built a another fire pit to keep warm and started on Hunting-Shelter, but this small island only had a few rocks and I had swim back to mainland (Main-Island?) to get more stick and logs. Now...as you know...logs can only be obtained from felling trees.....which produce three to four of these at a time and carry only carry one of these. So, I had to make few trips.....and ran into more natives when I was going for my second log. I didn't last long then....and it didn't help that I found no hopping or crawling food when I had travelled this far.

 Did you think it was trifle unnecessary to see the crack in the cannibal's bottom.... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E62a_RCtX4)