Morning Discussion

I keep thinking about that PC I've been meaning to build. I was all set on a certain rig and then changed my mind. AMD Phenom II X6 turned into the Intel i7 950. The Crosshair Formula motherboard is now a Rampage III Formula--or maybe the extreme. (Suggestions?)

I'm not great at making my mind up about these things. What I do know for sure is that I need to pull the trigger soon. My current PC is a nightmare and I'm missing out on a lot of recently released or purchased PC titles.

Over the last few days, though, my concentration has been focused elsewhere. Since Monday, I've been in the beautiful city of Montreal for work. This afternoon, that all comes to an end, as I'm meant to fly back to Toronto.

So, now that there's room in my head to dream about that fancy new gaming rig, I know what I'll be thinking about during my 50 (or so) minute flight home.

From The Chatty

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    October 20, 2010 5:02 AM

    Did anyone get Costume Quest? How is it?

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      October 20, 2010 5:03 AM

      It looked cute in the Giant Bomb quick look.

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      October 20, 2010 5:06 AM

      Bad timing on that release. I know its Halloween themed but with all the big games out now, I just don't have time.

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        October 20, 2010 7:23 AM

        wait what big games? fallout new vegas and ??

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          October 20, 2010 7:34 AM

          Kirby's Epic Yarn

          duh

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            October 20, 2010 8:15 AM

            i don't know if you're kidding or not but that actually looks kind of awesome and i need to look into how it plays because i think i want it!!

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      October 20, 2010 5:07 AM

      I'll be picking it up when I get home. It will be a good break from the hours of New Vegas. It looks like a fun little game that I don't have to rush to beat or anything.

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      October 20, 2010 5:09 AM

      I almost want to buy before I try because it's from double fine and I totally want them to be successful with their small and awesome games model.

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        October 20, 2010 5:11 AM

        That's how I feel too. I listened in Giantbomb that one of them finished it in about 6h.

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          October 20, 2010 5:15 AM

          6-8h has been established for full price games since Max Payne, I think it's perfectly fine for a $15 / euro game.

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            October 20, 2010 8:57 AM

            oh I agree, I'm not complaining

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        October 20, 2010 8:21 AM

        most times you can buy the game within the demo and continue with your progress and achievements so might as well grab the demo first just in case. the only times that i instabought a game before the demo have been regretful Limbo

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      October 20, 2010 5:16 AM

      not coming out for PC?

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        October 20, 2010 6:59 AM

        :[

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        October 20, 2010 8:22 AM

        buy a console for arcade games so you dont have to make this post in every thread :D

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          October 20, 2010 2:29 PM

          I'm going to have to buy one for spelunky xbla :(

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      October 20, 2010 5:45 AM

      Does this have online co-op or even couch co-op? I can't seem to find any info on it...

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        October 20, 2010 5:49 AM

        nope it's a single player RPG similar to Mario and Luigi RPGs and Penny Arcade games. I don't see how coop would fit in there (even though everyone seems to think coop should be in every game, ever)

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          October 20, 2010 5:54 AM

          Works for me either way. The screen shots made it look like it could have MP, but I'm fine without it!

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      October 20, 2010 5:48 AM

      It's awesome. I love the feel, how they make you feel like a kid at Halloween is pretty awesome. The game itself is pretty easy at this point, but that's not really the point (to me, anyway). I'm having a lot of fun, and the game leaves a smile on my face at all times.

      Recommended!

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        October 20, 2010 5:51 AM

        Also the metaphors are awesome. costumes give you powers and exploring abilities, while candy is the currency (trading candy with other kids) and stuff like that. I really like all of it, can't wait to play more. The only thing missing would be voiceovers, but with that budget game, i understand why it's not there.

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          October 20, 2010 6:17 AM

          is there any replayability? or is it similar to death spank which was crazy fun the first time but once I played through it I literaly had seen and done anything possible.

          (mind you, I'll probably get it anyway)

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            October 20, 2010 6:34 AM

            i'd say it's probably not replayable. I haven't seen too much branching at this point. (I don't really care about that tbh :) )

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              October 20, 2010 7:38 AM

              I mean more in the rpg system itself. story branching doesn't do much for me usually. but a solid rpg system with enough depth can make me start over and over, either for min/maxing or different class combinations etc etc

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                October 20, 2010 7:52 AM

                oh well there are costumes which boost attributes and give combat actions and such, like the knight has defensive abilities, the statue of liberty heals the party, etc, and there's a system close to paper mario's badge system where you equip a thing to give you a single bonus on something. it's pretty cool really.

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        October 20, 2010 7:04 AM

        Don't forget that Tim Schafer really knows how to write great dialog.

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          October 20, 2010 7:15 AM

          oh yeah and that's the best part!

          beginning's spoiler, after the first battle:
          Witch: Impressive thing you did there

          Reynold: Oh, yeah, well Halloween's kinda my thing.


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            October 20, 2010 8:13 AM

            Heck just the start before you pick your character, the two kids fighting. It's humorous but oh-so-true to a tee.

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      October 20, 2010 6:20 AM

      Definitely want to play it down the road but right now I am already a bit overloaded with games. Too much shit coming out now.

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      October 20, 2010 6:44 AM

      Downloaded the demo, want to give it a shot.

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      October 20, 2010 6:54 AM

      Buying blind as soon as I can (new xbox site doesn't crash/get home). DOUBLEFIIIIIIIIIIINE

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      October 20, 2010 7:39 AM

      Waiting on a general consensus first. Double Fine lost its "blindly buy" status with Brutal Legend.

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        October 20, 2010 7:53 AM

        You're the worst person alive.

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          October 20, 2010 8:09 AM

          Not that I disagree with your statement, but I'm sure you've given me that title in the past.

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        October 20, 2010 7:53 AM

        This is $15 so it is a blind buy for me.

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        October 20, 2010 7:58 AM

        you sir, sicken me.

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        October 20, 2010 8:58 AM

        sad fact: I still have Brutal Legend in the shrinkwrap on my shelf

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          October 20, 2010 9:04 AM

          You should play it because it's awesome as long as you don't just fly in the air like a sucker.

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        October 20, 2010 2:32 PM

        Agreed.

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      October 20, 2010 7:56 AM

      This looks awesome!

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      October 20, 2010 8:11 AM

      Good interview with Tim Schafer on the development process http://www.gamerbytes.com/2010/10/flying_with_four_engines_tim_s.php

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        October 20, 2010 8:18 AM

        Way to be the ball.

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        October 20, 2010 8:57 AM

        was hoping their new website would either speed things up or just make things less broken. nope.

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          October 20, 2010 8:58 AM

          i am curious how it is OK to perform a website overhaul during business hours seeing how their excuse for issues is that it's mid transition

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      October 20, 2010 8:17 AM

      I'm going to take a look at it tonight.

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      October 20, 2010 8:55 AM

      Hah when I saw this thread it had 3 replies and I remembered I didn't have the game yet. Picked it up and have been playing ever since.

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      October 20, 2010 9:00 AM

      I am in love with the idea of Double Fine games, but the execution is...

      Psychonauts Yeah yeah, the Milkman level was brilliant. It was also terribly confusing. I spent so much time backtracking, getting lost, and trying to find the houses I hadn't entered. And, you know, Meat Carnival.

      I was hesitant about Brutal Legend, so I played the demo. EPIC! And then the rest of the game was a straight shot downhill. The actual arena battles were just terrible.

      I want more independant, creative, interesting games, but I almost want them to be written by someone else.

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        October 20, 2010 9:04 AM

        Yeah and I think they kinda realise that. These downloadable games are sounding much more focused, almost through necessity.

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        October 20, 2010 2:32 PM

        Psychonauts is a great game slightly marred by a couple not-so-great levels. Meat Circus difficulty is overblown!

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        October 20, 2010 2:34 PM

        How exactly were the arena battles terrible?

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      October 20, 2010 11:08 AM

      It came out yesterday for PS3 and no one told me :(

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        October 20, 2010 11:22 AM

        Even though I finally started my Fallout 3 GOTY run after getting all the mods together, I think I'll put that on hold and blow through this. I'm too sick right to really put any effort into an epic game anyway. Something simple like this should perfect.

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      October 20, 2010 2:27 PM

      Is the music in the camping store the same as the Psychonauts camp music or does just sound incredibly similar?

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      October 20, 2010 2:31 PM

      i just noticed this on PSN when i was downloading the netflix app. i don't know anything about it at all.