Psychonauts On Steam

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As was expected for a while now, Psychonauts is now available on Steam. The critically acclaimed action platformer will set you back $19.95.

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    October 11, 2006 6:53 PM

    I hope some day to see Psychonauts 2

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      October 11, 2006 6:59 PM

      Maybe if Psychonauts gets super popular on Steam, maybe there might be! :)

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      October 11, 2006 7:17 PM

      Doesn't Tim Schaefer not like doing sequels?

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        October 11, 2006 8:19 PM

        Unneccesary sequals which are just cash ins, yes, but if you beat Psychonauts you'll see thats not the case...

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        October 12, 2006 1:19 AM

        So I've heard. I like the idea of building your reputation on the company name and games rather than milking a series.

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      October 11, 2006 7:24 PM

      I asked a Double Fine worker at E3 about that and she said the last thing Tim Shafer wants is to see another Psychonauts game. he worked on that for like four years or so, got fucked by microsoft, then the sales totally blew. No publisher would ever finance such a project, and apparently, Shafer said it failed for a number of reasons.

      1. hero being a little boy. Not many people can connect with that.
      2. Title: WTF is a psychonaut? Nobody knew what the game even was.
      3. other stuff

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        October 11, 2006 8:03 PM

        So just change the name to Olsennauts or something. Actually they wouldn't look too out of place in the Psychonauts universe given how they look in real life.

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        October 12, 2006 1:26 AM

        All very true, I'm glad Tim realised those reason (though not surprised, he ain't stupid). Those are pretty much the reasons I took so long to play (and subsequently adore) the game, the appeal just wasn't initially obvious at all.

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        October 12, 2006 3:56 AM

        "hero being a little boy. Not many people can connect with that."

        What? Isn't that true of 90% of all Japanese RPGs and they sell boffo

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        October 12, 2006 8:13 AM

        I used to be a little boy