Chatty: Game prices, Quake II

By Tyler J. Smith, Jul 14, 2012 12:00pm PDT

You've run out of new stories to read, listened to the latest episode of Weekend Confirmed, and still want more Shacknews? While these threads have expired, you can join thousands of other gamers as we discuss everything from videogame industry news to politics in the Chatty. Make sure you log-in and check your filters if you can't see the following:

With so many summer sales underway, when is the last time you paid full retail price for a game? Was it worth the price of admission? FreshwaterAU prods the last full purchases Shackers have made from their cold, dead keyboards. The last game I paid full price was Diablo III, like so many other Shackers. Before that? Star Wars: The Old Republic, unfortunately. Whatever you paid for, more than likely you'll agree with pigvomit as time goes on.

Reminisce with eldersveld on his first playthrough of Quake II, even with screenshots. If you've never played it, do yourself a favor and pick the game up from any number of retail or digital storefronts. For those of you who have played the game, do you agree with rudds?

Ouya, the hacker-friendly Android console, quickly met its Kickstarter goal mere hours after its initial launch. Find out more in this thread with Masem as the project unfolded. What do you think? Can the project compete in a market filled with Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo consoles? Or will it go a long way to mitigating their corporate pressence as next-generation approaches? Many Shackers are doubtful, myself included.

Alpha Protocol, one of my favorite 2010 games, is bound to be on sale at some point and should be on your must-play list. Pick up the PC version? Pacalon recommends you make some .ini tweaks to improve the games somewhat lackadaisical controls. Do try them and give him some feedback!

NinjaGamerGirl re-installs EverQuest, which is now free-to-play, hoping to re-live some of her memories of the classic titles. Share some of your favorite memories with her and Shack. You know you want to!


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