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Offline Colonol Dekker

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My best random buy was Half-life. Didn't even know my specs. Didn't read gaming magazines. Never heard of it. . Bought purely on box description, screenshots and worldcraft. My Quake 2 level making history played no small part i might add :)

 

Offline Al Tarket

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ahh yes the g-man on the dam making sure the soldiers intent on killing set off that bomb where someone else was trying to defuse it. lol it brings you to blue shift next playing in no small part as one of  barney's of the barney army.

what a long and very cool game especially the headcrabs.
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Offline MP-Ryan

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System Shock 2.

Though I recently picked up C&C Generals for a whopping $3 =)
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Offline phreak

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The best random buy for me would be Audiosurf, or the old Strike Commander.

Otherwise I think my last random buy would be Viking: Battle for Asgard (x360), kinda repetitive, but some better design would have made a world of difference.  Usually I buy games based upon reviews, demos, comments from friends or hype (Halo3, GTA4, HL2, etc.)
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Jets'n'Guns. It cost me S$12.90, but it was definitely worth every single cent I paid for it (at that time). Now that I've Jets'n'Guns GOLD on both my computer and Mac, I keep it as a souvenir. :)
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Offline Al Tarket

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i looked in my stockpile of almost 500 games, Pod was a random game i bought a while back. was a lot of crazy fun considering the age of the game and its physics that is still being used on other game by todays standards!.
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Offline Nuke

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id have to say prey, i got it out of a bargain bin for like $8.95. last thing i wanted was another fps game, but i got the suspicion something was different with prey. i think its got to be one of the coolest fpses out there (though id say quake 4 was better). still, ive played it like 5 times.
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Offline Al Tarket

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if you say it's good, i will see if i can find and play it on the word of a fellow peer. but my more immediate concern is the 3 campaigns and FRED 2 at this time. however i am sure that i will find the time to get it.
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id have to say prey, i got it out of a bargain bin for like $8.95. last thing i wanted was another fps game, but i got the suspicion something was different with prey. i think its got to be one of the coolest fpses out there (though id say quake 4 was better). still, ive played it like 5 times.

Oh no, Prey IS good. I saw 3D Realms' 12-minute trailer on it, and at the end, I was looking like this...

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Offline NGTM-1R

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Outpost. 

I'm curious about this, because I actually bought the strategy guide, and from it I concluded that in fact the Outpost we got was massively dumbed down from the actual game they intended to create. In many ways I think Outpost 2 was a better game.
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Offline Al Tarket

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the reason why outpost was dumbed down was the release date, they pulled it backward too early.
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Offline redsniper

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Metal Gear: Ghost Babel

Got me into the rest of the series, so... yeah.
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Offline Vidmaster

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Prey rocks.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Is Ghost Babel the GBC one? Prey is too slow paced. Yes nice gravity physics and portals before valve. But in essence . . . . Plop.

 

Offline Vidmaster

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Well, I like it because of the story.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Story cool, lack of badguys and girlfriends fate not cool :(


Nice intro though, poor old uncle grandpa :lol:

 

Offline redsniper

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Yes, the GBC one. Pretty darn good game in its own right.
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Offline General Battuta

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My best random buys were Tachyon: The Fringe and Hellbender.

And Nexus!

 

Offline Al Tarket

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nexus jupiter incident, it was originally called imperium galactica 3 however the company in question had problems so its rebadged. if you noticed anything is that game is still basically ig3 just with different ships and characters. i liked it, albeit a bit boring before mission 7.
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Offline Vidmaster

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Nexus is one of the best games ever made, heretic  :lol:!

But hey, it's not IG3. IG is a 4X game, Nexus focuses on tactical capship combat.
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