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Uzzy
(07-05-2017, 10:59 PM)
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Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, on June 8 - Tizoc

A remake of the 1989 classic 2D Action Adventure game. The original game is included in the game and one can switch between the original Master System visuals or even the music. The game also keeps the original's password system and any password you use in this ver. of the game will work with the original game as well.


Micro Machines World Series, on June 30 - Tizoc

The latest entry in the Micro Machines series brings the classic overhead view racing allowing for up to 8 players to race against each other, now with the vigorous vocations of BRIAN BLESSED.


Get Even, on June 20 - Tizoc

A first person view thriller action adventure game. Black - an ice-cold mercenary and hired gun - awakes in a mysterious old asylum with no memory of his past.
Under the guidance of his anonymous captor, ‘Red’, Black embarks on a form of treatment, facilitated by a unique technology - a headset that allows the user to relive their memories and experience them again in the present.
And so Black tries to remember.
With the help of the ‘Pandora’ headset, he travels into the depths of his own mind to explore the truth behind the only thing he can remember: the rescue attempt of a teenage girl with a bomb strapped to her chest.


Children of Zodiarcs, on July 18 - Tizoc

An indie Strategy RPG inspired by jRPGs of old. It features a deck building mechanic wherein cards are used to issue actions while in battle.


The Letter, on July 24 - Tizoc

A horror visual novel featuring multiple endings and a 'craft your story' style narritive. Seven people are trapped in an old mansion said to be haunted by a vengeful spirit, and together they must find a way to escape.


Fire Pro Wrestling World, on July 11 - Tizoc

Cult classic Fire Pro arrives on Steam offering a wide array of customization to wrestlers, their moves and even the ring.


Wild Guns Reloaded, on July 11 - Tizoc

A shooting gallery style game that supports up to 4 players. The game is a remaster of the original SNES game and is a must for fans or arcade-y and multiplayer games.


Yankai's Peak, on July 13 - Tizoc

A puzzle game where you move colored pyramids around to place them in their designated slots. Some pyramids need to be linked together to move them around, adding more to the challenge.


Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles, on July 18 - Tizoc

An Adventure game where you explore areas and socilize with the locals; much of the gameplay is about arming, crafting, cooking, fishing and brewing in order to build these relationships.


The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, July - Dragon1893

After travelling all over Liberl in Trails in the Sky, Trails of Cold Steel takes us to the neighbouring country of Erebonia. Even though each subseries focuses on a specific country, the events are connected in the grand scheme of things, with implications for the entire Zemurian continent.
The player assumes the role of Rean Schwarzer, a student of a military academy and one of the elements of class VII. At first life is how you'd expect it to be in an academy and Rean will have the chance to bond with his classmates, with a system similar to Persona's social links.
Like you're bound to expect if you've played Trails in the Sky, the game takes its time to build the world and characters, but make no mistake, shit will hit the fan.
Cold Steel marks the series jump to full 3D graphics, but don't expect much. Hopefully the PC version will bring some improvements but to be blunt, outside of the 720p resolution the PS3 version literally looks like an average PS2 game. Models and animation are as basic as you could possibly get away with when the game released.
Don't let that stop you though, everything that makes Trails great is here. Even though the writing isn't quite on par with Sky, it's still better than most jrpgs. Same for Rean, nobody holds a candle to Estelle but forget the comparison and just take him as he is, with time you'll give him the credit he deserves.
Gameplay is fundamentally the same as in Sky, though of course there are some differences. If you're new to the series, know that battles are turn based but you can use your turns to move around the arena, useful for escaping the AoE of a spell for example. Characters gain abilities from quartz, which are set on a grid kinda like the materia from FFVII. Each character has a specific grid and quartz placement needs to be optimized to get the most out of it. Unfortunately the system has been simplified in relation to the Sky trilogy, some people like it better this way though.
The music is great as you'd expect. All in all, expect to put at least 60 hours into this, though its likely to be 80 or more, unless you only focus on the main story. In good Trails fashion, the first game ends with a huge cliffhanger, but the wait for CS2 will be short.
Bottom line: One of the best jrpgs you can find on steam, playing the Sky Trilogy first is recommended but not at all required. Just make sure you play each subseries in order.


Pyre, on July 25. - Uzzy

Pyre is the third game from Supergiant Games, the creators of Bastion and Transistor. It's a party based RPG which sees you leading a band of exiles through a forsaken land, competing in what looks like magical ice-hockey in order to survive and earn back your freedom. Most importantly, it's another chance to show off the amazing artistic talents over at Supergiant, with top notch art design and hopefully another amazing soundtrack.




Grimoire : Heralds of the Winged Exemplar, on July 8. - Wok

Grimoire : Heralds of the Winged Exemplar is a classic style turn-based roleplaying game in the tradition of Wizardry, Might&Magic, Lands Of Lore and Eye of the Beholder, which required 20 years to develop.


The End Is Nigh, on July 12. - Wok

The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where you die a lot, developped by Edmund McMillen and Tyler Glaiel.


Aporia: Beyond The Valley, on July 19. - Wok

Aporia: Beyond The Valley is a first person adventure puzzle game, using CryEngine and published by GMG.


Obscure - Challenge Your Mind, on July 19. - Wok

Obscure - Challenge Your Mind is first-person puzzle/platformer adventure, taking the player in a journey inside an orphan's dreams.


Slime-san: Blackbird's Kraken, on July 20. - Wok

Slime-san: Blackbird's Kraken is a standalone campaing for Slime-san, which is a polished and funny 2D platformer developed by Fabraz.


The Low Road, on July 26. - Wok

The Low Road is an adventure point-n-click game set in the 70s, which received several awards in 2016.


Fighting Fantasy Legends, on July 27. - Wok

Fighting Fantasy Legends is role-playing card game set in the world of three Fighting Fantasy gamebooks by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone: City of Thieves, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain and Citadel of Chaos.

If you have any other recommendations, please PM them over to me and I'll add them to the OP.



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Last edited by Uzzy; 07-09-2017 at 02:44 PM.
Uzzy
(07-05-2017, 11:02 PM)
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If a mod could change the title to July 2017, that'd be great. Grrh.
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(07-05-2017, 11:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Uzzy

If a mod could change the title to July 2017, that'd be great. Grrh.

QUIT LIVIN IN THE PAST UZZY
lazerfox
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(07-05-2017, 11:03 PM)
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Definitely needs more steel.
AHA-Lambda
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(07-05-2017, 11:03 PM)
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New thread!

Oh wai--
Madventure
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(07-05-2017, 11:04 PM)
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Magical Pyres can't melt steel memes would be what I would of gone for, but I don't make titles
KenOD
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(07-05-2017, 11:04 PM)
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Where are the game recommendations by others? Trying to shoe-horn only your opinions at the start, for shame.

Pyre is good though.
Hektor
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(07-05-2017, 11:05 PM)
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I actually forgot that pyre is releasing this month.

I preordered it a long time ago
HP_Wuvcraft
(07-05-2017, 11:07 PM)
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This doesn't look like the summer sale thread.
bbd23
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(07-05-2017, 11:07 PM)
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hello new members of STEAM GAF!
Mivey
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(07-05-2017, 11:07 PM)
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I know people really like the Summer Sale, but we can't keep pretending that its June forever. It's just impractical.
Sarcasm
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(07-05-2017, 11:08 PM)
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Finally back to playing..lol
Tonton
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(07-05-2017, 11:08 PM)
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Had no idea Pyre was this month already

Can't wait for the other thread to get made and then we have confusion over where to post and then they get merged with the MR ORANGE thread winning
Madventure
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(07-05-2017, 11:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tonton

Had no idea Pyre was this month already

Can't wait for the other thread to get made and then we have confusion over where to post and then they get merged with the MR ORANGE thread winning

So Mr Orange will be the one making an Anime thread this time?
WinterDemons
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(07-05-2017, 11:09 PM)
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Back to clearing the backlog. 😂
DataGhost
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(07-05-2017, 11:09 PM)

Originally Posted by Mivey

I know people really like the Summer Sale, but we can't keep pretending that its June forever. It's just impractical.

What summer sale? I'm still waiting.
LurkerPrime
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(07-05-2017, 11:10 PM)
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The Summer sale should really be its own month anyways.

All hail June, the seventh month of the year.
Grief.exe
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(07-05-2017, 11:13 PM)
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I usually just message moderators that are online to change titles.
Wok
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(07-05-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Just to give a quick recap on the matter of mapping Steam tags, Annubis was intrigued that Metroidvania and e-sports appeared so close on the map. It could be that these two tags are closer than we would think in terms of occurrences of other tags in conjunction with them. Or it also could be that one should not read too much into 2D mappings of Steam tags. So, to give a little insight, I have compared the percentages of occurrences of other Steam tags in conjunction with the two tags of interest (Metroidvania and e-sports).

These are the tags which are common for both (more than 15% of occurences):

Metroidvania
  • ('action', 91%)
  • ('indie', 88%)
  • ('2d', 75%)
  • ('singleplayer', 63%)
  • ('great soundtrack', 45%)
  • ('difficult', 31%)
  • ('rpg', 27%)
  • ('controller', 20%)
  • ('cute', 17%)
  • ('anime', 16%)

e-sports
  • ('action', 78%)
  • ('difficult', 44%)
  • ('singleplayer', 44%)
  • ('indie', 36%)
  • ('controller', 34%)
  • ('anime', 32%)
  • ('great soundtrack', 32%)
  • ('2d', 17%)
  • ('cute', 17%)
  • ('rpg', 17%)

And these are the tags which are common for one of the tag of interest (more than 25% of occurrences) yet are not common for the other tag of interest (less than 15% of occurrences):

Metroidvania
  • ('adventure', 86)
  • ('retro', 27)
  • ('female protagonist', 27)
  • ('atmospheric', 25)

e-sports
  • ('multiplayer', 67)
  • ('competitive', 57)
  • ('local multiplayer', 38)
  • ('fighting', 36)
  • ('strategy', 32)
  • ('arcade', 30)
  • ('free to play', 25)

So, it does not look too incredible to believe these two tags of interest could be close.
Last edited by Wok; 07-05-2017 at 11:24 PM.
kionedrik
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(07-05-2017, 11:17 PM)
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I love Supergiant's games but for some odd reason I'm not feeling Pyre. I hope I'm wrong but the gameplay just feels disconnected from the story and characters.

Also, asking again in case anyone knows:
- When will Shovel Knight's final campaign be released? Was any date ever announced?
- Will Wolfenstein 2 have a season pass or any dlc at all?
Kudo
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(07-05-2017, 11:20 PM)
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Fresh.
I was also surprised Pyre is this month, gotta look into that.
madjoki
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(07-05-2017, 11:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by kionedrik


Also, asking again in case anyone knows:

- Will Wolfenstein 2 have a season pass or any dlc at all?

There's season pass.
Tizoc
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(07-05-2017, 11:23 PM)
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SOON
Big_Al
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(07-05-2017, 11:26 PM)
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Question folks, if I bought a load of stuff in the sale and decided I wanted to just refund it/put it into my Steam wallet for later instead, is it ok to request a lot of refunds for like say 10 items or whatever ? Just wondering if it's something Valve don't particularly like or if it doesn't matter as long as you aren't breaking the 2 weeks/2 hours rule (I know there are exceptions but you know what i mean :P)
Arulan
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(07-05-2017, 11:27 PM)
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We're back!

I might as well ask here, does anyone know what the best Atari 400/800/XL/XE and Apple II emulators are?
Rhaknar
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(07-05-2017, 11:27 PM)
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no Fire Pro World in the OP

Just burn the thread to the ground and start over tbh, what the actual fuck.

Also, for realsies this time, another non-orange thread to create more drama?
Tonton
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(07-05-2017, 11:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rhaknar

no Fire Pro World in the OP

Just burn the thread to the ground and start over tbh, what the actual fuck.

There's no Fire Pro because no one send Uzzy recommendations since they're not MR Orange :p
Rayge
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(07-05-2017, 11:28 PM)
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I think I'm pretty much done buying games for the rest of the year.
Rhaknar
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(07-05-2017, 11:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rayge

I think I'm pretty much done buying games for the rest of the year.

no youre not. You say you are, because youre on the "eww MvCI" but then youll start watching dem tournaments and youll get hype and cave in.
kionedrik
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(07-05-2017, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by madjoki

There's season pass.

Now Steam shows me there is one, yesterday that info wasn't there...
It's a shame. Guess I'll not get it on release then.
Tonton
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(07-05-2017, 11:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rayge

I think I'm pretty much done buying games for the rest of the year.

But
Cold Steel, Fate/Extella, Zwei, Ys VIII, Tokyo Xanadu

I shouldn't have bought all i did in the first half of the year I only played TitS 3rd out of it lol now I don't think I'll have the money for all this
Sarcasm
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(07-05-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Can't find a good place to trade duplicate summer emote =(
KainXVIII
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(07-05-2017, 11:34 PM)
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Whew, back to normal life 😅
FiveElementNinja
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(07-05-2017, 11:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sarcasm

Can't find a good place to trade duplicate summer emote =(

You check http://www.steamtradematcher.com ?
BernardoOne
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(07-05-2017, 11:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rhaknar

no Fire Pro World in the OP

Just burn the thread to the ground and start over tbh, what the actual fuck.

Also, for realsies this time, another non-orange thread to create more drama?

What drama? We shouldn't have a "official" OP creator, much less one that never posts the thread on time. Let whoever can make it at the correct time make it and be done with it.
Sarcasm
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(07-05-2017, 11:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by FiveElementNinja

You check http://www.steamtradematcher.com ?

Yea got 0 in return.
Rhaknar
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(07-05-2017, 11:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by BernardoOne

What drama? We shouldn't have a "official" OP creator, much less one that never posts the thread on time. Let whoever can make it at the correct time make it and be done with it.

you dont have to tell me that. But dont go "what drama?" as if there isnt drama every fucking time this happens.
ramoisdead
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(07-05-2017, 11:39 PM)
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Just send all your descriptions to Uzzy so they can update the thread. Simple as that.
FiveElementNinja
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(07-05-2017, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sarcasm

Yea got 0 in return.

Add me on Steam or just shoot me a trade offer for the emote you want to trade. I have multiples of all of them.
JaseC
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(07-05-2017, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rhaknar

you dont have to tell me that. But dont go "what drama?" as if there isnt drama every fucking time this happens.

Your initial post does belong to a small group, but you're the only one coming in hot. Relax.

There's a Summer Sale joke in here somewhere.
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FLD
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(07-05-2017, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rhaknar

you dont have to tell me that. But dont go "what drama?" as if there isnt drama every fucking time this happens.

The obvious solution is to not merge anymore. Orange was late, someone else made the thread, that's all there is to it. Who makes the thread is irrelevant. If Orange stubbornly posts his thread anyway like he always does, his should get locked. Simple as that.
Kurt Russell
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(07-05-2017, 11:47 PM)
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Is this the real thread or do I have to wait for Orange's Officially Sanctioned Thread?
PandaPedinte
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(07-05-2017, 11:48 PM)
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I'm hoping to finish some games before the next sale hits! At least I'm almost done with Hidden Folks and half the way in Wuppo and Scribblenauts Unlimited.
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(07-05-2017, 11:49 PM)
The aspect ratio in the OP images is all fucked. Stretched wide.

I will wait for a mod decision before welcoming the thread.
PandaPedinte
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(07-05-2017, 11:54 PM)
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I think one of the mods previously said that we dont have an official ot creator and if MRORANGE was late it could be fine to anyone create the thread.
Tonton
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(07-05-2017, 11:56 PM)
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Aporia: Beyond The Valley is a first person adventure puzzle game, using CryEngine and published by GMG

Wtf gmg is getting into publishing now?

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why is it so hard to think of a writeup for a game you already played ugh
Arthea
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(07-06-2017, 12:00 AM)
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somebody should write about Cold Steel this instant, I'm too sleepy to do that now

also Uzzy to the rescue
JaseC
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(07-06-2017, 12:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tonton

Wtf gmg is getting into publishing now?

Yeah. There are one or two games on the store published by GMG. My mobile search-fu sucks, so excuse the lack of examples.
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(07-06-2017, 12:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kurt Russell

Is this the real thread or do I have to wait for Orange's Officially Sanctioned Thread?

It's always real.
AHA-Lambda
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(07-06-2017, 12:05 AM)
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Pretty sure The Bunker is of GMG's games, can't think of any more though

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