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« Reply #120 on: February 05, 2010, 11:30:57 PM »

Didn't activision also acquire Infocom awhile back?  Those game would be a no brainer for GOG.
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« Reply #121 on: February 10, 2010, 04:42:49 PM »

well, 10 days in and so far this 'February is the Month of Activision' has been a bust.  they released a new game yesterday but it wasn't an Activision title.  one of the interviews quotes:

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Besides Gabriel Knight and Arcanum, can you give us a heads-up on other titles we'll see down the road? 

It would not be exciting at all if I would list all the titles here. Let me just say, that we have some really good stuff coming. Something for the RPG fans, quite a lot for the adventure lovers, some strategy games and ... oops ... I am really saying too much. We are starting with the first two titles today, but check us out each week in February, as Feb will be Activision month at GOG.com, and we will be releasing new Activision games every few days.

so I was hoping on have a couple of other titles out there by now  crybaby

[edit]forgot to link to interview.
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« Reply #122 on: February 10, 2010, 06:36:09 PM »

They'll come every Thursday.  They also do releases on Tuesdays, so it looks like they're continuing to release non-Activision games this month too.

As for the Activision games released so far, yeah, I've been underwhelmed.  There are still plenty to go though, and let's not forget there's another big publisher deal to be announced in March apparently.
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« Reply #123 on: February 10, 2010, 07:26:03 PM »

Quote from: Huw the Poo on February 10, 2010, 06:36:09 PM

They'll come every Thursday.  They also do releases on Tuesdays, so it looks like they're continuing to release non-Activision games this month too.

As for the Activision games released so far, yeah, I've been underwhelmed.  There are still plenty to go though, and let's not forget there's another big publisher deal to be announced in March apparently.

I guess the guy they interviewed was just shooting his mouth off because over her in the States every Thursday is more than a few days away  Tongue
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« Reply #124 on: February 11, 2010, 03:15:41 PM »

New ones are up:

Space Quest 4,5,6  (why no 1-3?)
Phantasmagoria

Both $9.99.
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« Reply #125 on: February 11, 2010, 03:18:18 PM »

Phantasmagoria is vaguely tempting, as I'm not certain that my CD version will work on modern PCs (Phantasmagoria 2 sure didn't).  At the same time, it wasn't terribly good. 

Isn't the entire Space Quest series available from Steam for around $10?
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« Reply #126 on: February 11, 2010, 03:26:34 PM »

Quote from: Chaz on February 11, 2010, 03:18:18 PM

Isn't the entire Space Quest series available from Steam for around $10?

it's 20 bucks, it was 10 during the Holiday sale.
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« Reply #127 on: February 11, 2010, 04:36:02 PM »

This is very cool even if I'm probably going to pass on these two. Space Quest was great back in the day but now I just don't think I have the patience to die million horrible ways anymore. slywink
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« Reply #128 on: February 11, 2010, 07:14:23 PM »

I never got to play Phantasmagoria, but people always talked about it. I'm tempted to check it out. But I also tend to get "Adventure game burnout" where I play for a few hours/evenings, and then decide "to heck with it."

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« Reply #129 on: February 16, 2010, 02:54:01 PM »

Got the e-mail this morning.  Caesar III is out.  The Interstate '76 Arsenal is due Thursday.

I know there have been words that I76 doesn't hold up, but I think I'll still give it a go.
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« Reply #130 on: February 16, 2010, 03:11:28 PM »

I may get I76.  I played it on Gametap but can't remember if I liked it or not.
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« Reply #131 on: February 16, 2010, 06:41:13 PM »

How's Caesar III?
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« Reply #132 on: February 16, 2010, 06:58:01 PM »

Quote from: Huw the Poo on February 16, 2010, 06:41:13 PM

How's Caesar III?

I remember loving it when it came out (it has an 88% score on GameRankings), but I don't think I have the patience for it any more.
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« Reply #133 on: February 16, 2010, 08:05:09 PM »

Patience is my middle name!  Well OK, 'the' is my middle name, but still.  I am patient.  Sometimes!
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« Reply #134 on: February 16, 2010, 08:31:29 PM »

From what I've heard, Caesar 3 is fine, if you never played Pharoah or Zeus. If you played those - you will find that Caesar 3 is the early technology of both of those games, and thus is missing some of the nice elements found there. Caesar IV is only about $8 more on Direct2Drive, so I'm not sure if the older one is really worth the money - as far as city builders is concerned.

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« Reply #135 on: February 16, 2010, 09:33:44 PM »

Pharoah and Zeus are definitely better.  More personality, too. 

Show some of that self-promoted patience, Huw, and wait for them ('cause I know you're so good at waiting to buy stuff)!
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« Reply #136 on: February 16, 2010, 09:35:25 PM »

Ah, thanks Bael.  I played - and loved - Pharaoh.  I have plenty of games to play at the moment anyway, it's just that I have some sort of GOG addiction.
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« Reply #137 on: February 16, 2010, 09:36:08 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 16, 2010, 09:33:44 PM

Show some of that self-promoted patience, Huw, and wait for them ('cause I know you're so good at waiting to buy stuff)!

HAHA!  Man, I don't have a reputation for impulse buys already do I?
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« Reply #138 on: February 17, 2010, 05:41:19 AM »

Yeah, I can't wait until they put Zeus up! Even that one about China would be cool.

I hope they decide to go with those. The fact that they were pulled form Gametap tends to make me believe that they plan to release them here.

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« Reply #139 on: February 23, 2010, 12:39:25 PM »

New games up:

Gabriel Knight 2 $6
King's Quest 4, 5, 6 $10
Call to Power 2 $6
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« Reply #140 on: February 23, 2010, 01:09:47 PM »

Actually, only GK2 is up.  The other two come Thursday.
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« Reply #141 on: February 23, 2010, 04:01:34 PM »

definitely grabbing GK2, loved that game, and it's the only GK game I actually completed.  I may also grab Call to Power 2 since I had fun with that 'we lost the Civilization license' game.
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« Reply #142 on: February 23, 2010, 08:34:24 PM »

Picked up GK2.  I used to have CtP2 on disc, but don't think I played it much.  I don't even remember if I liked it or not.
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« Reply #143 on: February 23, 2010, 10:00:44 PM »

I wonder if KQ6 will be the Windows/CD version; that is a bear to get running on modern systems.

Edit:  Probably not.  Download size is 291MB for all three, and the screenshots are from the DOS version.  Nuts.
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« Reply #144 on: February 23, 2010, 10:12:22 PM »

I may get Call to Power 2. I remember REALLY liking that game (in some ways better than Civ III). I remember they were really "ballsy" for letting you actively pursue Slavery as an viable part of an economy. You could also have bioterrorism, and you could certainly play a "rogue state" in CtP2. I wonder if 1024x768 is the highest resolution available (probably)... would be great if I could set it higher!

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« Reply #145 on: March 02, 2010, 01:52:49 PM »

This week it's Phantasmagoria ugly sister P2: A Puzzle of Flesh.  And on Thursday a game I'm sure some will be psyched about: Return to Krondor.
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« Reply #146 on: March 02, 2010, 02:10:18 PM »

I wonder how well RtK will work. I remember it being notoriously hard to run period, needing an enourmous amount of free memory. I recall all kinds of issues trying to load drivers high, find the smallest mouse driver possible, QuarterDeck EMM386, expanded, extended, boot menus, yada yada. In other words, the Good Old Days.  icon_wink

How well does DosBox handle something like that?
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« Reply #147 on: March 02, 2010, 03:06:47 PM »

no Betrayal at Krondor?
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« Reply #148 on: March 02, 2010, 04:31:17 PM »

Oh, hell... I think all the shenanigans were needed for Betrayal, not Return... perhaps that's why they published this one.
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« Reply #149 on: March 02, 2010, 04:41:53 PM »

what does krondor play like?  Is it turn based, or just hack and slash? 
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« Reply #150 on: March 02, 2010, 04:47:45 PM »

Quote from: frost on March 02, 2010, 04:41:53 PM

what does krondor play like?  Is it turn based, or just hack and slash? 

IIRC it was turn based combat, can't remember what the non-combat part was like.
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« Reply #151 on: March 02, 2010, 05:27:48 PM »

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no Betrayal at Krondor?

That could be because Betrayal at Krondor was already released as freeware awhile back.
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« Reply #152 on: March 04, 2010, 12:41:15 AM »

Yeah, AFAIK, you can DL Betrayal right now for free.

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« Reply #153 on: March 04, 2010, 12:45:33 AM »

according to Vivendi it's not supposed to be anymore.  besides, a GOG version would probably be tested and optimized.
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« Reply #154 on: March 11, 2010, 03:16:31 PM »

today we have Gabriel Knight 3.
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« Reply #155 on: March 11, 2010, 03:17:43 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 11, 2010, 03:16:31 PM

today we have Gabriel Knight 3.

Man that game is so underrated.  Everyone got so hung up on the bad puzzle that was famously lampooned on Old Man Murray but the game is quite progressive for the genre and some of the internet-based puzzles are fantastic. 
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« Reply #156 on: March 11, 2010, 09:10:59 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 11, 2010, 03:17:43 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 11, 2010, 03:16:31 PM

today we have Gabriel Knight 3.

Man that game is so underrated.  Everyone got so hung up on the bad puzzle that was famously lampooned on Old Man Murray but the game is quite progressive for the genre and some of the internet-based puzzles are fantastic.  

I really liked GK3 as well, and I'd say I liked it as much as the other 2 in the series - with perhaps Sins of the Father being my favorite. I remember a few things 3 had going against it were; many disliked Tim Curry's voice as the main protagonist and many bemoaned the Rennes-les-Chateau setting, which just had about the 10,000th supernatural-templar-UFO-pseudo-history book written about it.  Roll Eyes  I actually thought it all worked well and I liked all of the puzzles in the game. I don't remember the Old Many Murray puzzle though?
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Quote from: kronovan on March 11, 2010, 09:10:59 PM

I really liked GK3 as well, and I'd say I liked it as much as the other 2 in the series - with perhaps Sins of the Father being my favorite. I remember a few things 3 had that going against it were; many disliked Tim Curry's voice as the main protagonist and many bemoaned the Rennes-les-Chateau setting, which just had about the 10,000th supernatural-templar-UFO-pseudo-history book written about it.  Roll Eyes  I actually thought it all worked well and I liked all of the puzzles in the game. I don't remember the Old Many Murray puzzle though?

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« Reply #158 on: March 12, 2010, 03:56:40 AM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 11, 2010, 09:14:40 PM

Quote from: kronovan on March 11, 2010, 09:10:59 PM

I really liked GK3 as well, and I'd say I liked it as much as the other 2 in the series - with perhaps Sins of the Father being my favorite. I remember a few things 3 had that going against it were; many disliked Tim Curry's voice as the main protagonist and many bemoaned the Rennes-les-Chateau setting, which just had about the 10,000th supernatural-templar-UFO-pseudo-history book written about it.  Roll Eyes  I actually thought it all worked well and I liked all of the puzzles in the game. I don't remember the Old Many Murray puzzle though?

http://www.oldmanmurray.com/features/77.html

Oh yeah, that one.  icon_lol  Meh...I didn't have much trouble with it, but that's probably because I'm a Canadian and we know lots about Maple Syrup, eh?
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« Reply #159 on: March 16, 2010, 02:04:43 PM »

today we got Empire Earth 2.
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