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Steam stuff [Mar. 7th, 2011|07:29 pm]

I recently picked up these 3:

Magicka 10$: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magicka

I saw luke playing this at our friday game night. You basically get elements and can mix and match them in combinations up to 5 and it lets you cast different kinds of spells. Plus there are other spells you can collect (called magicks) that lets you do shit like teleport, MAKE IT RAIN, thunderstorm, summon death (who kills you sometimes) and the like. It's very tongue in cheek and you don't go more than 5 minutes or so without running into movie or game references. lord of the rings, star wars, warhammer, any nerd movie ever. It's good. It's up to 4 player online (which makes it eaiser and harder at the same time since you can't turn friendly fire off). It's fun and super difficult. If you have a decent comp and internet connection i recommend it.

There's also an expansion coming out in a few months that takes place during the vietnam war


Poker night at the inventory 5$:

It's a texas hold'em poker game staring maxx from sam and maxx, strong bad from homestarrunner, Heavy from TF2, and tycho from penny arcade. There's not much to say about it. If you like texas hold'em, and any of the characters listed, it's worth picking up. 5 bucks, can't beat it. Did i mention the tf2 unlocks? Awesome.


HomeFront $50:

You've probably heard me rant about this before. Basically N korea forms a Greater Korean Republic and attacks the US when our economy finally collapses. Basically an alternate history (granted in the future, THERE'S STILL TIME TO PREVENT IT!) first person shooter. I'm excited for a number of reasons: #1, you're not fighting russians any more. They've basically been the bad guys the past decade after people got sick of shooting arabs in genericistan. Really for no reason. This game models and actual tension build up instead of just going to war with generic county #A. #2 how customizable multiplayer is. instead of having no classes, or 4 classes, you can have up to an unlimited amount of loadouts that you can switch out on the fly. Wanna be generic guy? Be generic guy. Wanna be drone guy? be drone guy. Wanna be sneaky knifey guy? be sneaky kniefy guy. You earn currency based on how many doods you shoot, how many points you help take etc, and can spend them in real time (as in, you don't have to die or "suicide" just so you can grab a vehicle or different weapons.) Plus it has the experience over time system for the people who like to collect and unlock stuff.

which leads me to

Metro 2033 $0: Got this for free with pre order of homefront. I think it's going for $40 retail. Awesome.

It's a survival horror FPS based off the novel of the same name. Takes place in post nuclear Russia. Most of the population lives underground in the subways because the surface is shitty and has contaminated air. You're little town underground starts coming under attack by mutants and you're selected to venture out through the railways and above ground wastes to try and get your sister town to come help you guys out. Ammunition is limited, you have to used filtered masks when you're on the surface which run out quickly, and there is almost no HUD system. No map, no health bar. You get a compass rose that vaguely points you in the general direction and holes in your clips so you can see when you're about to run out of ammo. You also get a stop watch that you have to manually check to see when your filters for your mask are going to expire. Series gives you a sense of being lost, and under equipped. Did i mention that ammunition is the currency of the game? Better not shoot to much if you want to buy some more mask filters.

That's about it for awhile. My money now is going towards saving up for joey's birthday party, paying bills and getting out of debt, and building a new compy over the year. So yeah. If you're interested in any of these they are all on steam. Get on and game with me if you pick them up. I recommend magicka the most. Unless you're into FPS's then definitely homefront.

[User Picture]From: pyrognome
2011-03-08 03:06 am (UTC)
I am kind of pissed that I will not have the money for Homefront and BF3 because I have to move. I will be getting those as soon as I have to money.

Metro 2033 is a pretty fun game. The atmosphere is absolutely awesome and really pulls you in during the game. The gameplay comes off as clunky from time to time but it works. Also, Librarians can fuck themselves with a pineapple.
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[User Picture]From: bigbakaboon
2011-03-08 03:32 am (UTC)
well BF3 doesn't come out for like, 9 months, so you're good on that. Unless you're like me and have to build a new computer for it.

Sucks about homefront though. I have a few people who were originally getting it at launch now not getting it at launch, so, i dunno. This is why i try not to get excited about games because it usually falls out and then i'm the only person with a copy of it. I think only shawn is getting it at launch with me (he's one of the guys we play BF2 with.)

And yeah, shawn and pete have sung praises about metro. But i do become a giant pussy when i play horror games by myself so i'm probably only going to play it when i have nothing left to play, or i'm drunk or something. Or other people are around. I'm like orks, i need more orks for moral bonus. Then i become fearless.

Where you moving too?
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[User Picture]From: pyrognome
2011-03-08 05:35 am (UTC)
Metro isn't scary, scary as much as it is creepy and really pulls you into the gun fights. Amnesia will make you its bitch. I played it for 20 minutes hooked up to my 60" TV and surround sound. I had to stop playing before I left the first main area. It was the most intense horror game I have ever played. My body walked out of the room saying he was looking forward to the nightmares from it. Good times.

I am moving into an apartment in town. I have been renting a room from a friend and living with his family. The situation in the house isn't the best at the moment and I will getting married in 4 months and will need a place of my own either way.
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[User Picture]From: bigbakaboon
2011-03-08 04:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah i've heard of amneisa. i think it has a sequel as well but i'm probably lying.

Sorry to hear about the living situation. If you're getting married though it's probably better to not live at your friends house though.

Unless there's anything i can do to talk you out of getting married >=D
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[User Picture]From: pyrognome
2011-03-08 07:34 pm (UTC)
Amnesia is not a sequel but more of a refinement of the studio's game mechanics and designs.

The living situation has been rocky for a while and it is finally time to simply be done with it. Tired of feeling out of place in a situation that is quickly going tits up.

And no you will not be able to talk me out of getting married. I found a good one with a good set of morals and beliefs on the subjects of marriage and family and I will not be losing this one. I have had crazy a few times before and they stopped being fun when pans flew past my head. Time to try sane for once.
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[User Picture]From: bigbakaboon
2011-03-08 08:06 pm (UTC)
Well then as always i wish you the best and hope to game together again soon.
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