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Our phones are acting funny again, and while they are not dialing the police like last time, one or both lines occasionally gets disconnected, offering a busy signal to incoming callers. A very nice woman from Verizon came by yesterday and said she needed to come back today to complete the repair, but that by disconnecting one phone jack the problem wouldn't recur in the meantime. As you can guess, one of the lines did its thing about 10 minutes after she left, so we may have another of those F.M. situations here.

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Follow-up: Astroland Closes, This Time, It Appears, for Good. A sad day.

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20. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 23:14 nin
 
I ACTUALLY like owning games with unlimited installs and no spyware. Thanks GOG! Can I hug you now?!

I still don't have a damn beta invite yet...gettin pissed.



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19. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 21:44 xXBatmanXx
 
Wasnt that just the tutorial (not mini-games, lol) showing you how to do combos with your button mashing?

I've played through the demo several times now, just press X...A for you xboxers, to close it.

Nope - when you are going against something larger (chicken walkers, etc) you have to do the mini game. There isn't enough of a pause like God of War - and i mash right through it. luh-hame!

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18. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 21:39 Kxmode
 
I ACTUALLY like owning games with unlimited installs and no spyware. Thanks GOG! Can I hug you now?!

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17. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 20:48 PHJF
 
Giants is a fucking stupendous game, everyone should get that.  
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16. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 20:44 The Half Elf
 
I don't know WTF is up this season with bad games.
Mercenaries 2 also has the same mini-game timed button presses which infuriates me to no end. If I wanted to play Dragon Slayer in 3D, I'd go play Dragon Slayer in 3D. Glitches, some camera issues and the depth of a puddle pretty much kill this game.

Force Unleashed demo (personally) was fairly lackluster. I can slice open a AT-AT but I can't dismember stormtroopers? And wtf is the deal after I use a force power I have to wait for the bar to empty then refill before I can do anything again? And the camera is just a fucking pain in the ass to deal with.

Clear Sky is getting nailed left right and center.

Spore... I'm sorta enjoying it but sorta not. Finally figured out how exactly the Terra Score works after posting on the Spore Foums, considering I couldn't find any info in the manual or ingame sporepedia.

Warhammer Online... I keep trying to get into it but every time I play it I can't help but think how WoW does it better. Granted I will say that public quests are quite interesting overall I hope it fails miserably.

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15. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 19:38 Krovven
 
Wasnt that just the tutorial (not mini-games, lol) showing you how to do combos with your button mashing?

I've played through the demo several times now, just press X...A for you xboxers, to close it.

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14. No subject Sep 9, 2008, 18:52 xXBatmanXx
 
Ok - I know I am slow - but I tried the Force Unleashed Demo....WTF!? Those mini games get in the way! I AM BUTTON MASHIN AND SOME 'hit x then a then b' shit comes up! WHILE I AM IN THE MIDDLE OF BUTTON MASHIN!

Delete. No thanks. Was fun up until that.

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13. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 16:31 Enahs
 
PS: Is "GOG" GoGamer? A Google search for "GOG" reveals this as the top search "Gynecologic Oncology Group" ;p

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12. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 16:15 Krovven
 
SACRIFICE
562.6 MB - $5.99

SOLDIERS: HEROES OF WORLD WAR II
1.4 GB - [Soon]

For those that like RTS (Sacrifice) and TBS/RTS (Soldiers) games, I highly recommend both of these.

Sacrifice is more of an action strategy RTS where you control your avatar and run around summoning your army, collecting souls from the dead to summon more creatures and capture enemy positions.

Soldiers is like a cross between Blitzkrieg and Company of Heroes. Can be played entirely RTS and/or pause anytime you want to think about and make your next move.

PS: Is "GOG" GoGamer? A Google search for "GOG" reveals this as the top search "Gynecologic Oncology Group" ;p

Problem with all of the cheap online game shops is they don't ship to Canada, or if they do they charge way too much, probably making a bigger profit on shipping than the game itself.

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11. Re: MNF! Sep 9, 2008, 15:22 xXBatmanXx
 
Man, that was a great game between the Pack and the Vikes last night. Props to Aaron, I think the kid is going to do just fine. A very impressive debut to say the least, considering all the scrutiny he's been under. Brady's out, eh? Should make for an interesting season.

Much respect to the Pack for the game last night (that hurts to say btw) but - from the Vikes - more of the same. Dropped the last 5 against the Pack now.....

I don't know what we need to do to get a secondary that isn't the laughing stock of the league. #1 or #2? Against the run last year, last in the league against the pass. No brainer where we got beat all night long (save the 1 really sweet run by the Pack for 50+ yeards) Tampa 2 defense is a JOKE!

/edit: GEEZ! I cancelled my GameFly (wow is that spendy) as I haven't been playing games much and have other things to do (PC Games) and I had to click "Cancel" Yes cancel, yea cancel. 5-6 times! sheesh. Can't really make a mistake there can you?

FYI to anyone who uses them - at the 4-5th step, they ask you if you want to continue your membership for a 30% discount - so it is worth a shot to "go through the steps".

Cheers.

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10. MNF! Sep 9, 2008, 15:14 Cutter
 
Man, that was a great game between the Pack and the Vikes last night. Props to Aaron, I think the kid is going to do just fine. A very impressive debut to say the least, considering all the scrutiny he's been under. Brady's out, eh? Should make for an interesting season.


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9. No subject Sep 9, 2008, 14:58 xXBatmanXx
 
And it is buy 1 get 1 right now!?

Nice starting list that is for sure - some really great titles on there....

I really hope they succeed - so we have more than 1 product to keep our game collections online and download when we want to play. Currently I only use Valve - as the others I just don't trust enough.

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8. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 14:26 nin
 
GOG!

(Thank you to amber996 @ Teh Shack.)


1NSANE
474.3 MB - $9.99

COLIN MCRAE RALLY 2005
2.9 GB - [Soon]

CONQUEST OF THE NEW WORLD
75.5 MB - $5.99

DESCENT + DESCENT 2
546.8 MB - $5.99

DESCENT 3 + EXPANSION
797.5 MB - $5.99

DIE BY THE SWORD + EXPANSION
482.2 MB - $5.99

EARTHWORM JIM 3D
136.3 MB - $5.99

EVOLVA
443.8 MB - $5.99

F/A-18E SUPER HORNET
281.1 MB - $5.99

FALLOUT
505.4 MB - $5.99

FALLOUT 2
579.6 MB - $5.99

FALLOUT TACTICS
1.6 GB - $5.99

FREESPACE + EXPANSION
829 MB - $5.99

FREESPACE 2
1.6 GB - $5.99

GIANTS: CITIZEN KABUTO
787.7 MB - $5.99

HOSTILE WATERS: ANTAEUS RISING
522.5 MB - $5.99

INVICTUS: IN THE SHADOW OF OLYMPUS
669 MB - $5.99

JAGGED ALLIANCE 2: UNFINISHED BUSINESS
407.8 MB - $5.99

KINGPIN: LIFE OF CRIME
337.1 MB - $5.99

LIONHEART: LEGACY OF THE CRUSADER
699.4 MB - $5.99

M.A.X. + M.A.X. 2
613.4 MB - $5.99

MDK
74 MB - $5.99

MDK 2
219.4 MB - $5.99

MESSIAH
408.5 MB - $5.99

OPERATION FLASHPOINT GOTY
732.6 MB - [Soon]

ORIGINAL WAR
978.3 MB - $5.99

PERIMETER
1.3 GB - $9.99

REDNECK RAMPAGE COLLECTION
337.6 MB - [Soon]

SACRIFICE
562.6 MB - $5.99

SHATTERED STEEL
474.9 MB - $5.99

SHOGO: MOBILE ARMOR DIVISION
248.5 MB - $5.99

SOLDIERS: HEROES OF WORLD WAR II
1.4 GB - [Soon]

STONEKEEP
425.4 MB - [Soon]

TOCA RACE DRIVER 3
5.3GB - [Soon]


edit: Damn! Nice list, and I'm going to be dropping some coin with them.


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7. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 14:04 xXBatmanXx
 
Nothing here either.

Suck.

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6. No subject Sep 9, 2008, 13:41 nin
 
OK, so where is my gog beta invite??? Didn't get it yesterday, and it now says they're going out in batches.


Anyone got theirs? Impressions?

edit: A few comments here:
http://www.shacknews.com/laryn.x?id=17885975

Hope they are launching with more than 6 games...





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5. Re: No subject Sep 9, 2008, 13:32 rist3903
 
spice rub, sausage whack?

 
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4. No subject Sep 9, 2008, 09:24 strich
 
you know, between your teeth, your sidewalk, your network and phones, i wonder if your problems aren't just NY. maybe you should move out to Nebraska or something.  
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3. Re: Jet Li for Superman! Sep 9, 2008, 08:35 Dan =0)
 
Tony Jaa for... Zod?

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2. Re: Jet Li for Superman! Sep 9, 2008, 04:48 Kxmode
 
Jackie Chan for Lex Luther!

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1. Jet Li for Superman! Sep 9, 2008, 01:56 JohnBirshire
 
Sign the petition!

 
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