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  • I got a response from 2K regarding the retail version of BioShock 2. It's vague, but appears to be good news. "We've got a solution in the works for BioShock 2 that will make gamers happy. More on that soon! Best Regards, Raul G"
  • Gibbeynator wrote: » BioShock 2 should be fine, it's one of the games rumored to be switching to Steamworks. I think you just have to enter the GfWL key into Steam and it'll automatically be added to your list. I tried doing that yesterday,…
  • Tim Schafer has said on Twitter that they're looking into what they can do for Iron Brigade. Since Microsoft owns the IP, they ultimately call all the shots, but I hope a solution can be reached. I have a retail copy of BioShock 2, and I'm kind o…
  • Spelunky is out now, and it's seriously one of my favorite games ever. I've put at least 100 hours into the freeware version, and I'm glad I'm finally able to play this HD-ified stuffed-with-new-content version of the game. Also, it's 10% off as …
  • Alcoremortis wrote: » I had this great insightful reply and the forums ate it. You might find this handy (and I'd highly recommend it to anyone that frequently posts in forums). Here's the Chrome version.
  • While I think Fallout 3 is okay, I love New Vegas. Some of the core people at Obsidian worked on Fallout 1 and 2, and I think it shows with how New Vegas was crafted. They put a lot of love and care into the world and characters, and most of the maj…
  • Vainamoinen wrote: » Wellllll... it depends. How does it play with a keyboard? As far as I've heard, the keyboard controls are fine, but since it is a 2D platformer, so I would still definitely recommend a controller (I play the original wi…
  • Gibbeynator wrote: » Also, Spelunky! No, you can't buy it yet. GOG would just like to let you know that Spelunky is coming soon and comes with a soundtrack and 28 avatars. Spelunky is quite excellent and I highly recommend it to anyone, as …
  • I think that the bearded Simon that pops out of the computer was eventually confirmed to really be the good Simon, and he's frustrated with the whole having-a-beard thing since the usual trope is that bearded one = evil. Or so I've heard. I haven…
  • I'll do my part to help usher in a new page. And so we approach the end. I'm sure it'll have a thrilling conclusion that'll neatly wrap up the plot (hah, "plot") and leave us happy and content, right? Right?
  • Just Cause is 96% off right now. It's so cheap that it looks like a pricing mistake, but it's had that price for over an hour now, so I think it's actually intentional. Also, take note that that price is specifically for the first Just Cause, not…
  • For Green Man Gaming, if you see "Third party DRM: Steam" on the game's page, that means you'll get a Steam key from the purchase. I can vouch for GMG. I've bought a number of games from them in the past, and they have good deals pretty often, as…
  • Somehow, my Fable save got deleted. Oh well. :P Anyway, this is Fable at 1920x1080, which I play on a 21.5" monitor. The only thing that bothered me was the size of the health/mana bars in the upper left. It's a wee bit harder to keep tabs…
  • If you're using Windows 7, you'll likely have to run Fable in compatibility mode for it to work. I couldn't get it to start until I set it to Windows NT 4.0 compatibility mode, but after that, it ran without a hitch. Also, the UI is a bit tiny at…
  • So, rumors are going around that Microsoft is going to announce indie self-publishing at the Build conference. I suppose we'll see if there's any substance to these rumors in a few days.
    in The Xbox One Comment by Syd June 2013
  • ....At least they had the decency to admit where they stole that puzzle from? I actually don't even recall where that sort of puzzle was used in the first Simon as I was probably more distracted by how blatantly it copied the three trials thing f…
  • Double Fine explains in this Polygon article why they started another Kickstarter before Broken Age was released. It's odd, I might have just not seen it, but I don't recall Brian Fargo getting this much flak when he started a second Kickstarter …
  • Shyguy wrote: » If Max's texture got 'updated', I don't see why that was to make his nose really dark rather than pink Yeah, I was going to ask about that. The lighting might be making it look worse than it is, but Max's nose looks nearly b…
    in Sam's Nose Comment by Syd April 2013
  • Seriously, though, I am curious. Was it just a batch of bugfixes, or something more?
    in Steam Update? Comment by Syd April 2013
  • I'm crap at poker and I don't really care about the items, so... yeah, I guess that's why I'm getting it. Probably mostly because of Sam. He could talk to a brick wall and I'd still be enthused for hours.
  • Profanity wrote: » I dunno, it's not as hard as I expected. It's real simple to get hang of the mechanics in a couple of hours, which will let you survive anything. And then there's really not much to do, just sit by and wait until something rando…
  • Vainamoinen wrote: » I'm not sure about Don't Starve... will have to check what kind of gameplay it renders. I've been playing the crap out of the Don't Starve beta on Steam. I enjoy it a lot (enough to pump over 130 hours into it) but it i…
  • Ron has made another blog post which clarifies one of the things he had said. I find this bit to be quite interesting: "If I end up being able to make this game at some point, we all might find that it fits nicely in between Monkey Island 2 and C…
  • For an extra dose of sadness, this article was posted just yesterday.
  • I eagerly await Simon's next atrocity.
  • Nice to see you updating this LP again. Those two demons first show up near the end of the first game. Simon actually helps them out in the first game, since they want to go back to hell for some reason or another, but due to demon rules or somet…
  • Escape is my least favorite Monkey Island game, though that is not to say that it is a bad adventure game. I just wasn't really a fan of the art direction (*cough*smurf houses*cough*) or the overall storyline.
  • Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed on the PC. I know, I know, Sonic in a car, but it's fun. Besides, I never even pick Sonic, or any of the other Sonic characters for that matter. I almost always race as Beat or Vyse.
  • Bubblechan wrote: » Thank you for your reply. I use McAfee for antivirus. I temporarily installed free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and scanned the disk, but didn't detect anything, so it may be a false positive. McAfee is known for…
  • Most likely a false positive. What antivirus are you using? You could try scanning it with some other scanners (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a really good one) and see if any of them show results as well. If other scanners say it's clean, then th…