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June 14th, 2012, 00:15
OK, thanks for the info. Yep, that would be too annoying for me (especially if you can not escape to cancel the ad).
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June 14th, 2012, 00:23
It's definitely not for everyone since you have to let the ad play (or it would defeat the purpose).. As for me, I was reluctant at first but now I just get up and go grab a glass of water and come back to play a free game.

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June 14th, 2012, 00:27
Yeah, that would work. Like how I have to wait for X3:TC to start up. Slowed starting is still irritating though.
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June 14th, 2012, 11:00
Being lured into watching an advertisement at free will looks like some sort of brain washing or at least like indoctrination to me or like a milder form of the so-called "sublimial messages" -

- the especially dangerous part is there that positive emotions are bonded this way with the produuct from the advertisement.

If there was a scientific study out there, I'd bet it would show that the reputation of the advertised product goes up the longer people watch advertisements for it before playing a game.

Especially the emotional reaction of "excitement" and of "anticipation" directed towards the game people want to play there - might be bonded with the advertised product.

I call this "emotional bonding".

Welcome to the Brave New World of marketing.

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June 14th, 2012, 12:36
Um … Alright, not sure about you, but my entire life I have seen this exact thing. It is called TV … Or radio, for that matter. Or newspaper. Not new at all.

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June 14th, 2012, 14:02
Ahem, yes.

Every time I stumble upon something new to me, I try to analyse it.

This might not mean that I'm wrong. Just that I'm too complex.

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June 14th, 2012, 14:44
Or, for that matter, the very website we are on now.

Originally Posted by txa1265 View Post
Um Alright, not sure about you, but my entire life I have seen this exact thing. It is called TV Or radio, for that matter. Or newspaper. Not new at all.
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June 14th, 2012, 16:36
New Indie Royale. This time around you get:
PixelJunk Eden
Escape Goat (by the same person who did Soulcaster)
Noitu Love 2: Devolution
Auditorium
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June 14th, 2012, 19:26
Heroes of Might & Magic VI is on sale at GamersGate for 50% the normal price this weekend ($24.98). HoMM V and expansions are 70% off.

http://www.gamersgate.com/games?prio…htmagicweekend

They also have Dead Island at 60% off ($11.98).
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June 15th, 2012, 01:32
By the way, if anyone is interested in testing Gamer's Gate Void, then please tell someone else who is using it. If you invite another person to it, then you will lower the "slot cooldown" (basically you can't download an infinite amount of games, you have to wait a few days between picking new games, and you can buy lower cooldown, or alternatively if you invite someone, your slot also gets a permanent cooldown reduction)
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June 15th, 2012, 12:36
LOL ! Just seen a few minutes ago : An advertisement of a special kind :

Left : The British flag
Right : A text in German language (I translate it into English) : "Expensive games ? Need not to be. Amazon.co.uk"

Now Amazon UK openly tries to get customers from Germany ?

(The better informed ones of course already know that games are often cheaper overseas. )

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June 15th, 2012, 20:57
Dead Space 2 is $5 on GameFly.
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June 16th, 2012, 21:10
GamersGate has Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land now. Their version is completely DRM and client free.

I just purchased it on an impulse. I'll let you guys know what I think.
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June 17th, 2012, 10:46
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
GamersGate has Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land now. Their version is completely DRM and client free.

I just purchased it on an impulse. I'll let you guys know what I think.
It would be nice to get a good CoC game at some point.
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June 17th, 2012, 21:42
I'm only on the 2nd mission, and it seems very solid so far. The difficulty level is pretty high even on normal though.
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June 18th, 2012, 13:14
GOG is giving away Worlds of Ultima: Savage Empire and Worlds of Ultima 2: Martian Dreams for free.

*edit* Also, the second Indie Fort bundle is live on Gamer's Gate. This one contains:
3079
Fortix 2
Aztaka
Dark Scavenger
DEMISE: Ascension
Intrusion 2
and possible bonus content, depending on sales.
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June 18th, 2012, 13:51
Originally Posted by Fnord View Post
GOG is giving away Worlds of Ultima: Savage Empire and Worlds of Ultima 2: Martian Dreams for free.

*edit* Also, the second Indie Fort bundle is live on Gamer's Gate. This one contains:
3079
Fortix 2
Aztaka
Dark Scavenger
DEMISE: Ascension
Intrusion 2
and possible bonus content, depending on sales.
I don't recognise any of the indiefort titles, is there anything interesting in them?
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June 18th, 2012, 14:08
Aztaka is a pretty nice metroidvania-ish (kinda) style of game, that I enjoyed playing through.
Fortix 2 is a Qix-style game, but with more complex enemy patterns and more stage features.
Those are the ones that I've played in the past. I don't know much about the other ones, but DEMISE is apparently supposed to be pretty nice, for those who like Wizardry/Bard's Tale style CRPGs.
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June 18th, 2012, 20:21
Originally Posted by Fnord View Post
but DEMISE is apparently supposed to be pretty nice, for those who like Wizardry/Bard's Tale style CRPGs.
I've heard a lot of good things about Demise over the years, and I've always wanted to try it. I guess I'll be getting this bundle.

My backlog is seriously getting out of control.
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June 19th, 2012, 00:34
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
My backlog is seriously getting out of control.
I don't think "starting" is a word you can use to describe mine.

Oh, and Cargo: The Quest for Gravity is 75% off on Gamer's Gate.
It is a game about kicking bald naked dwarfs and building helicopters. What more can you ask for?
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