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Bone in a Box

Adventure Gamers (thanks Mike Martinez), has word that a boxed version of Out of Boneville is now available for Telltale Games' comic-inspired adventure was previously only available via download. The boxed version is for sale online by TellTale, and can be purchased at a steep discount for those who bought the download version.

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19. Re: Nothing like... Jan 31, 2006, 09:26 nin
 
I wouldn't feel bad...after you typed it, I started typing "Velvet" this and that, and only when I went to Amazon did I catch it!



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18. Re: Nothing like... Jan 31, 2006, 03:57 Shadowcat
 
Argh. Felt, not Velvet. How embarrassing.

Thanks for all that. Much appreciated!!

 
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17. Re: Nothing like... Jan 30, 2006, 21:03 nin
 
Oh hey, you have a Goldfrapp link. To drag this thread even further off-topic... I absolutely loved "Velvet Mountain", but what I heard of the second album didn't do nearly so much for me. How do the subsequent ones compare stylistically? I loved the theatrical nature of the first album... it just seemed so audacious.

Third album (Supernature) is out in the UK/rest of the world, and due in the US in March, maybe? If you get an import, look for the one that had a bonus dvd of the album in 5.1...

Sounds wise, Supernature is a continuation of Black Cherry - meaning more electronic and less ambient/quiet stuff...parts of Felt I really liked (Human, Pilots, Utopia, Physical), yet other parts I couldn't seem to get into (the whole whistling thing was lost on me ).

Deep Honey and Hairy Trees (from Black Cherry) were both more in common w/ the first album. The only tracks similar to that on Supernature are Let It Take You, and Time Out From The World (and the second is a bit of a stretch). Also a great b-side on one of the Ooh La La singles called All Night Operator (Part 1) that's more in common w/ Felt...

In short, the bouncy electronic appears to be here to stay, but there's still some deviances from that, from time to time...

There's also a great live dvd set out. I'm guessing Disc 1 is from the second album tour, while the second disc is from the first tour (which might be more of our liking).

(Scroll down in the customer reviews, and one of them has a track listing for both discs):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002Y69SG

(And if you do get the set, do not miss the awesome b-side on the first disc, "Yes Sir"...)

Also a 2 disc version of Felt is available, and Amazon has it in stock (got mine a month or two ago):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005OBE5





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16. Re: Nothing like... Jan 30, 2006, 20:24 Shadowcat
 
I guess it's one of those glass is half-full / half-empty type deals...
Yeah, I'm definitely a pessimist. Oh well.

Oh hey, you have a Goldfrapp link. To drag this thread even further off-topic... I absolutely loved "Velvet Mountain", but what I heard of the second album didn't do nearly so much for me. How do the subsequent ones compare stylistically? I loved the theatrical nature of the first album... it just seemed so audacious.

 
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15. Re: Nothing like... Jan 30, 2006, 16:14 nin
 
I'm not saying they would maliciously refrain from patching the games... I'm just questioning the likelihood of it actually happening.

I guess it's one of those glass is half-full / half-empty type deals...

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14. Re: Nothing like... Jan 30, 2006, 16:10 Shadowcat
 
Well if they sold it to another publisher, then they're not really dying from the customer's perspective, are they? The customer just sees a name-change. I assumed we're talking about support for a game disappearing altogether.

And they would have nothing to 'gain', but if they were shut down in a hurry and all their staff suddenly let go and forced to go out and look for new jobs, who is going to go through the source code of all these games and create patches for the customers to download to disable the need for the game to contact the servers (which of course will also be disappearing)?

I'm not saying they would maliciously refrain from patching the games... I'm just questioning the likelihood of it actually happening.

 
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13. Re: Nothing like... Jan 30, 2006, 15:56 nin
 
In cases where the publisher dies odds are they'd unlock everything first

Talk about optimism.


Why wouldn't they? What do they have to gain? You think if the publisher A sells the game to another publisher (B), who in turn tries to resell the game back to people that already bought it, there won't be an apeshit riot from their "new" customers?



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12. Re: Nothing like... Jan 30, 2006, 15:39 Shadowcat
 
In cases where the publisher dies odds are they'd unlock everything first
Talk about optimism.

 
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11. Re: Nothing like... Jan 30, 2006, 11:10 Beamer
 
Discs are good for people, so long as you keep those little paper envelopes they love putting CD keys on. You know, the ones that look suspiciously like garbage...


Fallout is a bad example. The developer is gone, yes, but the publisher is still around. In cases where the publisher dies odds are they'd unlock everything first, seeing as how it's their legacy and everyone enjoys having a legacy. Even if this didn't happen, well, it wouldn't be the first time we've lost old games. Moving to XP broke a great deal of DOS games, some of which had workarounds found somewhat quickly, others which took years until programs like DosBox showed up, and still others that can't be played.

Video games aren't timeless. Sometimes they just fade away. Like so many of the early pre-gameboy cartridge based handhelds, few of which are still around in working condition.

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10. Re: Nothing like... Jan 30, 2006, 07:12 Masa
 
Yeah well why don't I juts buy a disk and a box instead. Game manuals make great bathroom reading.


Yeah, like you really read the manual.

 
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9. Re: Nothing like... Jan 30, 2006, 05:05 seenitall
 

and burned CD's/dvd's of games bought through download don't last as long as factory made discs. There was a story recently that put some of the media's life at 3-5 years. That's just pathetic.

To me, if any game is worth buying, and very few are, I wan't it in a factory stamped disc.

Steam is good for Valve. Discs are good for people.

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8. Re: Nothing like... Jan 30, 2006, 04:31 Eye 4N Eye
 
Game manuals make great bathroom reading

hmmmmmmm........I can't remember the last time I got a manual with a game......at least in paper form......electronicaly it's kinda hard to get it to the bathroom to read, ya know, the monitor sitting on your lap
 
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7. Re: Nothing like... Jan 30, 2006, 04:14 Halo
 
My computer gets formatted every year or so. So you can say "Well just burn the install to a disk." Yeah well why don't I juts buy a disk and a box instead. Game manuals make great bathroom reading.

 
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6. Re: Nothing like... Jan 29, 2006, 18:49 Wag
 
Is that your bone in a box, or are you just happy to see me?

 
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5. Re: Nothing like... Jan 29, 2006, 18:23 Halsy
 
Hehe hehehehe heay Beavis...he said bone.


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4. Re: Nothing like... Jan 29, 2006, 17:56 Elf Shot The Food
 
Downloadable games like Steam and Direct2Drive are fine, but I always prefer to have the CD, jewel case, manual, etc.

 
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3. Re: Nothing like... Jan 29, 2006, 17:54 asrof
 
What if you have a game like Fallout and the company has gone under, and now you can't play it anymore? I wouldn't rule out nasty antipiracy protection on downloaded games either, unless you have to connect to the server to start it, then you have the problem of not being able to play offline.

This online solution is far from ideal in my opinion.

 
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2. Re: Nothing like... Jan 29, 2006, 17:39 Fantaz
 
You know, I'm getting used to downloading games now instead of going to the store. Why should I have boxes and CDs cluttering my desk when I could just get a game off Steam or Direct2Drive and uninstall and reinstall it whenever I want? I wouldn't have to worry about having the DVD/CD in my drive in order to play or have to bother with StarForce protection or anything like that. Also the save games should be stored on their servers so I can log into any computer to quickly install and play where I left off from my computer at home/work/school/etc.

 
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1. Nothing like... Jan 29, 2006, 15:58 monkeydust
 
a good box to put your bone in!

 
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