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#1 DaveyJJ

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:52 PM

I just stumbled across this as a gold medalist on the monthly round up on Gametunnel. Looks fun, 2D cell shading, multiplayer, and a OSX demo is available. Just though I'd give a head's up.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 03:50 PM

I discovered the demo last week. It's pretty fun, although I'm not sure about lasting appeal.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 08:00 PM

That does look pretty cool.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 08:57 AM

I downloaded the demo but I didn't play it when I saw it needed an installer.  Why would it need an installer?
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 11:57 AM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on June 4th 2009, 10:57 AM, said:

I downloaded the demo but I didn't play it when I saw it needed an installer.  Why would it need an installer?

In order to install spyware, why else?

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 01:29 PM

I've seen robots that use installers to implant radios in people's brains.
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Posted 04 June 2009 - 06:21 PM

It "installs" to a single folder a bunch of Java apps including editor, server, client etc. Nothing was installed in the system ... wasn't touched.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 06:47 PM

Well, it wouldn't be very good spyware if you could just detect that it was installed!

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 09:20 AM

Spyware doesn't email you either, you have to use common sense to detect them.  Davey, turn down the radio in your head then put your ear up against your monitor, can you hear an Aston Martin driving around in there careening around corners shooting machine guns from it's fenders?
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Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:11 PM

They install the radio in your TEETH man! Your teeth! HOW ELSE ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO RECEIVE THE BRAIN CONTROL WAVES?
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:21 PM

The free 'weekend' play on Steam was a good time to give this game a try again, and I must say I'm really enjoying this as I'm able to see what's there beyond the demo restrictions. Especially with it being on sale, I'd say this is well worth a fiver. :)
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Posted 22 May 2010 - 02:37 PM

View PostPegasus, on 20 May 2010 - 11:21 PM, said:

The free 'weekend' play on Steam was a good time to give this game a try again, and I must say I'm really enjoying this as I'm able to see what's there beyond the demo restrictions. Especially with it being on sale, I'd say this is well worth a fiver. :)

Just picked it up myself on Steam.  It was free to play and also 50% off ($5.00).  I decided to buy it after 15 minutes in.  The very first screen is the tutorial--it's pick-up-and-go fun.  Pretty deep with the customizations and multiplayer (including Mac/PC) as well.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 04:54 PM

I did the free to play on Steam. I played for an hour, its pretty fun, but didn't convince me to buy it. Not that its a bad game, its a very good game, and for $5 its a steal. Even for $10 its pretty good. Definitely worth it, I just don't see myself putting that much time into it so I refrained from purchasing. But a solid and varied indie title.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:30 PM

I've been playing it since first mentioned here (pre-steam). I play ball and it's a lot of fun.

The steam free trial period was not fun though. There was no teamplay to be had and the quality of the games dropped dramatically.

It's a really nice little game that I pickup to fill a half hour or so. Easy to learn, hard to master. Pre steam trial the community was rather small, so you'd often see the same people in the same room and you would get good games.

Right now I can't even see the servers I used to play on. Looks like they took a beating during that period...