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    Old 12-27-2010, 10:31 PM
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    [CENTER][SIZE="6"]PC GAMER GAME CLUB[/SIZE][/center]


    What is the PC Gamer Club?

    The PC Gamer Club (PCGC for short) is where the great minds of the internets come together to talk about the game of the week.

    How does the club work?

    Each week a winner of the previous week's poll is chosen to take center stage in our discussion. Members have one week prior to the start of the current week's club to get a hold of the game, be it digital download, physical retailers, garage sales, or even those old floppies lying around since 1992. Throughout the week, members will play the game and give their feedback on what worked, what didn't, and how it stands up to today's standards. The week will officially start on Mondays, and run until the following Sunday.

    How can I join?

    The requirements of joining the PCGC are easy.

    1. you must have a registered account in good standings at pcgamer.com.

    2. you must own, rent, or borrow a copy of the game. That's it.

    Do I have to participate every week?

    Absolutely not. Come and go as you please.

    Are there any costs?

    Joining the club is 100% free. The only fee you may or may not be subject to is the cost of the game.

    How much will the games cost?

    We will hold costs down to $10 or less per week, barring any exceptions.

    Where can I buy the games?

    Each week a post with a link to a current e-tailer will be provided along with the game title. You're also encouraged to search ebay, craigslist, and other listings to find the best prices.

    My PC is outdated by today's standards, will I be able to participate?

    Absolutely. Most of the games we will be focusing on are categorized as "classic" titles. The hardware requirements will be kept to a minimum to ensure everyone gets a chance to participate.

    Can we mod the game to our taste?

    Well, it's your game, we can't tell you how to play it. However, you should keep in mind that the focus of conversation will be on based on the developer's original vision of the game. Mods often take away game mechanics that, no matter how trifle or trivial they may seem, are part of the original design. It makes for better conversation if you can adequately explain why a certain game feature distracted you from enjoying the game then patching it with a mod.

    Will there be spoilers?

    Absolutely. People play at their own pace, and because of that we have to disallow a ban on spoilers. To ban spoilers would handcuff the conversation until everyone catches up. It's a weekly affair, so for the sake of pace, we must keep the conversation flowing. Unfortunately, that means spoiling some key plots in games.

    Can I take screenshots and post them in the conversation?

    Absolutely, but try to keep them to a maximum of 1280x1024, so a) it doesn't warp the board, and b) people on dial-up (yes they do exist) can participate. Photobucket auto-resizes images to a max of 1280x1024, so uploading there is a safe bet.

    I have a game I think everyone will love, how can I nominate it?

    Games should be nominated in the PCGC weekly nomination thread. This thread, and all concurrent weekly game threads should contain only information relevant to the game that's in discussion.

    Can I nominate console games?

    Sorry, no. For obvious reasons.

    What is the best way to participate?

    The best way to participate is by following these basic and simple guidelines:

    [INDENT][LIST][*]Be thorough. That doesn't mean you have to write a book (although if you want to go ahead). Try to make arguments that are clear and easy to understand by everyone. If a game sucks, don't just say it sucks, tell us why you think it sucks. Was it the game or was it one mechanic that threw you off? What could they have done to improve the game?

    [*]Be respectful. Opinions are just that: opinions. They are subjective to the player, and so to argue your opinion is better or worse than another persons is as pointless as arguing if a cup is half full or half empty.

    [*]Be vocal. Ask other members about their experiences and compare them to yours. Then debate them on theirs.
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    And last, but not least, HAVE FUN!




    [SIZE="5"][CENTER]THIS WEEKS GAME: Amnesia: The Dark Descent [/CENTER][/SIZE]

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    GENRE: Survival Horror

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    OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer
    Processor: 2.0Ghz
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    Graphics: Radeon 9600/GeForce 4 (GeForce4MX not supported)
    Hard Drive: 2GB space free


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    PRICE: $9.99 LIMITED SALE PRICE Normally $19.99 (Steam)

    STEAM LINK: [url]http://store.steampowered.com/app/57300/[/url]
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    Old 12-28-2010, 12:16 AM
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    Just finished this game this week, and am currently going through it again with the commentary turned on. Really, really amazing game, which is innovative and horrific at the same time. I especially enjoy the use of the mouse in opening doors, drawers, rotating stuff, etc.
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    Old 12-28-2010, 09:53 AM
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    IT'S FINDERS KEEPERS!

    Anyone else reminded of that old show, where children had to yank drawers open to find some random object? Or is it just me?
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    Old 12-28-2010, 04:38 PM
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    Great game. The atmosphere really drew me in! Frictional Games also is a multi-platform supporter (Windows/Mac/Linux) which is fantastic in my book. There also appears to be pretty good custom level support with a following on their forum. I have yet to try any custom stories though.

    My only complaints were the length of the game (wish it were longer of course) and the puzzle difficulty level was fairly low.
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    Just finished this game this week, and am currently going through it again with the commentary turned on. Really, really amazing game, which is innovative and horrific at the same time. I especially enjoy the use of the mouse in opening doors, drawers, rotating stuff, etc.
    That's really cool I didn't know it had a commentary feature.
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    Old 12-28-2010, 07:41 PM
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    I finished this a couple of day's ago when i needed a fresh game to review for my portfolio. All i can say is Frictional Games i love you. Don't get snatched up by any big corportation for any reason! I just remembered there was a commentary feature so i'll be replaying this. I love to find out what the developers were thinking at certain points in the game.

    Best buy for any "Terror" fans, yes not horror, terror.
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    If I was involved in the commentary, I would be so incredibly tempted to shout BOO during really tense and quiet sections...
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    Temporarily on sale for $6.80 for anyone who is still interested in getting it.
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    I know what happens in the wine cellar.

    Still too scared to go through it.

    Amnesia is a GREAT party game, though. Just fire it up with all your mates and let hilarity (or pants-crapping) ensue.
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    There are only a few level hubs that really freaked be out, even though the whole game is scary. Can't remember all the names, but IMO the most scariest levels were:

    Storage (darkest place in the game, and its the first time you have any actual real threat from the monsters).
    The watery canals place (with all the mushrooms and stuff) (this whole place generally freaked me out, and having to move that monster to get near the ladder was really frantic in my play through).
    The red mist room (choir I think it's called). I crouched through this whole area and its freaking teaming with monsters!

    All in all though this game is really f**ked up!
    Oh, and the commentary is totally worth a second playthrough guys.
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