Giveaway thread!

Yep. I rented the game, so I didn’t get the DLC for free. And I didn’t pay for it.

Yeah, that makes sense. It’s kinda hard for my brain to travel back to the 2009 gaming landscape. But publishers fears over the second hand grey market was still real then.

Seems so quaint now.

Spare keys, first in best dressed, reply if claimed so others know they are gone.

Fantasy General II

GONE!

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

Summary

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Fantasy General already gone, though they didn’t bother to leave a reply.

Thanks for putting em up anyway.

I somehow have an extra FTL and a “Organ Trail” in Steam. PM me your steam account. FIFO…

I also have a Call of Jaurez: Gunslinger code available if anyone wants it. But that game has been given away so many times in this thread already, I don’t think there’s anyone left at Qt3 without it.

GOG is giving away Master of Magic Classic for the next 70 hours.

Amazon Prime games for October have been leaked.

I almost bought Hero’s Hour a couple of times since its release. Good thing I held out.

  • Fallout 76
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Total War: Warhammer II
  • Glass Masquerade
  • Loom
  • Hero’s Hour
  • Horace

Hey nice. @lordkosc had me pining away looking at the artwork in Glass Masquerade sometimes. And I happen to be on Prime for 3 months for Prime Video.

I should look at what they have for September.

Solid lineup. I’d probably never drop money on 76 directly, so getting it through this is nice. And same with Hero’s Hour - it was on the wishlist to get around to.

I tried out Glass Masquerade earlier for a couple of minutes. Very pretty game, but there was something about the pieces that gave me some trouble trying to match things. The pieces felt too large for the open spaces, so it didn’t look like the pieces fit so I would try to place them via trial and error. Not sure if it was their size or maybe it was the black stained glass borders around the pieces that threw me off. Did anyone else have this problem, or was it just me??

There is a zoom mechanic at play when you pick up a piece, it can be a little distorting.

Just fired up the game right now. I think it’s partly because both the placed pieces and the piece you’re holding have borders around them that intersect when placed, and maybe the pieces are also a bit imprecise?

For example in the image clip below, the lower left “knife” point on the held piece looks quite a bit thicker than the space where it is supposed to fit. Also, you can see a sliver of the light blue on the placed portion that should have been cut out.

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Yeah, I think the idea is that the piece you’re holding is closer to you than the rest of the pieces and so appears a little bigger. It’s a bit weird given the lack of other perspective but didn’t break my enjoyment of the game.

I’d say they definitely play with those borders. I thought they were meant to be lead around the pieces, as to prevent you from cutting your fingers.

Nice lineup! I am definitely jumping on Total War : Warhammer II as I don’t own it anywhere, and Glass Masquerade and Hero’s Hour are both games I have considered picking up in the past.

Fallout 76 - I know you can play solo, but is it worth playing solo. In other words, will playing it solo feel like playing a new Fallout game (cool locations, quests, NPCs and stories), or is it so reliant on the multiplayer aspect that solo players will just be admiring the landscape but not progressing the story (assuming there is one) much?

Finally! I’ve been waiting patiently for some years…

There was a surge of activity with Glass Masquerade a year or so ago here. I played it then, and enjoyed it. It’s a chill out game for sure.

As for Fallout 76 I recall reviews saying that as long as you don’t have PVP enabled (uh, I think this is a thing), you could simply play it as a single-player game and ignore the other online players. I don’t think this was possible at the launch since I vaguely recall initially there were no NPCs but they have updated the game quite a bit since then. Oh yeah, I also vaguely recall that you could very well run across helpful players that you can team up with to take down some of the endgame bosses. So my recollection is that you can certainly play it as a single-player game.

Perhaps there will be a mini-surge of interest here in playing Fallout 76 and people could cooperate to do stuff (whatever ‘stuff’ is!).

I don’t appear to own Warhammer II anywhere so I’m looking forward to that one.

Does Fallout 76 require a subscription?

The black border around the pieces definitely makes the contours little misleading, and it’s exaggerated in spots where the pieces get very narrow. In my experience, you get used to it quickly and it becomes, at worst, just another part of the challenge.