Shack PSA: NovaLogic Packs Bring Steam Savings

Now available on Steam are a variety of bargain bundles from publisher NovaLogic, offering hefty discounts on collections of the publisher's assorted warfare titles.

Dedicated fans can pick up the entire Steam catalogue of 16 titles for $69.99 in the NovaLogic Everything Pack, saving $134.85 on the individual prices of eight Delta Forces, spaceborne Tachyon: The Fringe, two Joint Operations, and simulators Armored Fist 3, Commanche 4, MiG-29 Fulcrum, F-16 Multirole Fighter and F-22 Lightning 3.

The small sum of $19.99 can net you either four early Delta Force games in the Delta Force Bootcamp pack--saving $19.97--or Delta Force: Black Hawk Down and its expansion in the Delta Force Platinum pack--saving $4.99.

Simulator fans might delight in the $29.99 NovaLogic Classics Volume One: Machines of War pack, which saves $29.95 on six sims. Lastly, those whose thirst for blood can only be sated by multiplayer can enjoy the Multiplayer Mayhem four-pack of Delta Force and Joint Operations games for a mere $34.99, a saving of $24.97.

From The Chatty
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    June 26, 2009 8:48 AM

    The only one of these I played was Joint Operations. I loved the demo, it was like a mix between Operation Flashpoint and Battlefield, so I bought the full game. Unfortunately it was crippled by lag and a shrinking number of people/servers to play with. A disappointing experience.

    Are the Delta Force games better?

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      June 26, 2009 9:52 AM

      The orignal Delta Force was amazing for it's time. No other game shooter had such large open environments except for Tribes which was a very different game. For (semi) realistic shooters Delta Force was the shit.

      DF2 was also great.

      Task force Dagger and Land Warrior were not that great, but the mission editors were fun.

      Black Hawk Down had great MP and uses the same engine as Joint Ops.

      Delta Force Xtreme and Xtreme 2 again use that same engine and really feel like Join Ops clones in MP.

      For MP Join Ops was the best, for single player Delta Force 1 and 2.

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      June 26, 2009 10:01 AM

      DF: BHD was really fun online and offline. It was a huge game we played on LAN in Iraq and it ran very well on almost every laptop.

      SP was pretty good and the game got more fun as you progressed but also more difficult. The last mission where you had to escape Mogadishu was frustrating for me to beat until I said, "Fuck it!" and I planted myself on the hood of a Humvee and allowed it to carry me all the way back to the base. Leaving my AI buddies behind.

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        June 26, 2009 11:19 AM

        Off topic, but where were you at in Iraq? I was at Camp Taji. Just got back a few months ago.

        Never ran across anyone playing BHD. We played Diablo 2 LAN a lot though. And cards... of course (never want to play another game of Spades ever again).

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          June 26, 2009 12:53 PM

          I was with a signal unit in southern Iraq. Farthest north I made it was An Nasiryah.

          We had platoons of Wire and Cable guys who can set up massive LAN's and they set up our own unit to have LANs for all computers and Xboxes. And most dudes and chicks in signal are nerds anyways.

          I would guess it'd be the closest thing to the Draft coming back and everyone on the Shack was tossed into the same unit.

          We also played the hell out of Soldier of Fortune 2, Crimson Skies Xbox, and obviously Halo 1/2. I tried to get them into America's Army but they all quit because I was just too good.

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            June 26, 2009 2:31 PM

            I never went anywhere south of Baghdad. I'm in Air Defense, and our job deals with computers and networking, so yeah, my platoon is a bunch of nerds too - though I'm sure not as much as Signal though.

            I'm about to get out, thank Allah.

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      June 26, 2009 10:08 AM

      I liked the demo better than the full game.

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      June 26, 2009 10:30 AM

      I loved Joint Operations. Probably played it more than any other MP shooter. This was when it 1st came out. I didn't have any lag issues and there were tons of people playing.

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