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Arc Tempest



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I said (and got jumped for saying) on Facebook, I'm honestly amazed it didn't happen sooner. Lucasarts was once a giant, but has been an empty husk for ages now.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really hoping they'll, if not sell, at least allow other people to use some of their properties.

We could get Doublefine or Telltale games to make another DAY OF THE TENTACLE game!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To my understanding, Lucasarts will still kinda sorta exist, but it will exist solely to manage licensing their IPs to other developers. So, a new Tentacle game is possible, but still unlikely.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lego City might as well be called Grand Theft Lego, but not in a bad way. Instead of many characters, you're a cop who wears disguises and goes on missions and get different abilities depending on the disguise. BTW, you can only jack cars when you're disguised as a criminal.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WheelsOfConfusion wrote:
Bad News: Disney is closing down internal development at LucasArts.
Minor But Significant Good News: The engines for Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are being GPL'd by Raven Studios.

Lord Vader has been busy elsewhere.
The old(er ?) ladies at 0:23 are beyond awesome.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hat trick!

Fire Emblem: Awakening is the best game in the series. I like the forging system (Logs, laddles, and tree branches FTW), the whole class/reclassing system pretty fun, and overall it seems like they fixed most of the flaws . . .

Except the story. It's not bad, it's just sort of kinda good, like a 6/10. definitely the weakest feature.

Gameplay wise though, it's a beast.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
Hat trick!

Fire Emblem: Awakening is the best game in the series. I like the forging system (Logs, laddles, and tree branches FTW), the whole class/reclassing system pretty fun, and overall it seems like they fixed most of the flaws . . .

Except the story. It's not bad, it's just sort of kinda good, like a 6/10. definitely the weakest feature.

Gameplay wise though, it's a beast.

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... HOLY CRAP I did not consider forging logs and ladels and sticks. I MUST CONSIDER THIS.

/Also, Gregor-> Barbarian->Mercenary->Hero=I HAVE ALMOST INFINITE GOLD
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally, another worthy Humble Bundle weekly sale! This one focuses on Blendo games.
Flotilla is a simultaneous turn-based 3D space adventure/fleet combat game. Unfortunately it's the one game in this bundle that is Windows-only and doesn't include a soundtrack album as a bonus.
Atom Zombie Smasher is a lot like those top-down zombie outbreak simulators, except you command military forces to neutralize them and rescue civilians with air strikes, orbital nukes, and mercenary armies.
Air Forte is an educational game that covers geography, math, and and vocabulary.
Thirty Flights of Loving (the sequel to Gravity Bone, which is also included in this deal) is a quick interactive fiction game. You have to pay more than the average price of the bundle (just $3.18 as I type) to unlock it, along with the soundtrack. Unfortunately this one doesn't have a Linux option.

All the games are DRM-free, come with optional Steam keys, and (mostly) cross-platform. Don't forget that Humble Bundles are a convenient way to support Child's Play and the EFF!
http://www.humblebundle.com/weekly
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It works really well when you have a character getting a new weapon type with a class upgrade or change. I've found that they're not worth replacing, and by the time they finally do break the character will usually have gotten at least C rank.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-09-hackers-crack-ubisofts-uplay-security-able-to-download-games-for-free

URL speaks for itself.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-04-09-hackers-crack-ubisofts-uplay-security-able-to-download-games-for-free

URL speaks for itself.


Damn:

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Ubisoft's unannounced shooter Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is apparently lying on Ubisoft's servers, available to download to those who have the exploit.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder why this happened: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/10/electronic-arts-worst-company-consumerist_n_3052000.html Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember the tweet's from Microsoft's creative director, Adam Orth, about the next XBox having an "always online" requirement? Guess who's no longer a Microsoft employee https://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/04/10/following-twitter-tirade_2c00_-microsoft-designer-adam-orth-resigns.aspx

Not to worry though, I'm sure EA is already trying to get him onboard.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:
Remember the tweet's from Microsoft's creative director, Adam Orth, about the next XBox having an "always online" requirement? Guess who's no longer a Microsoft employee https://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/04/10/following-twitter-tirade_2c00_-microsoft-designer-adam-orth-resigns.aspx

Not to worry though, I'm sure EA is already trying to get him onboard.


There's also some evidence that he basically mudied the waters:

I have heard that Microsoft is launching TWO systems: The 'next gen' 720/whatever, and the 360 Mini, which is... sort of like a 360-Roku box. Basically, no hard drive, all games for it are purchsed digitally and stored on its HD (So it requires net connection to make sure you didn't just load a pirated game onto it's hard drive). The 360 mini will be 'always on', the 720./whatever they call it won't.

I suppose we'll find out this may.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:
Remember the tweet's from Microsoft's creative director, Adam Orth, about the next XBox having an "always online" requirement? Guess who's no longer a Microsoft employee https://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/04/10/following-twitter-tirade_2c00_-microsoft-designer-adam-orth-resigns.aspx

Not to worry though, I'm sure EA is already trying to get him onboard.


I wonder what Sam thinks of it.
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