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Serious Sam

I've been looking for this game for a while. Nobody I know seems to have it. Quite a few games sites and magazine reviewers drooled over the game, because it was a return to all that made Doom and Quake (1/2) so much fun. Minimal plot, lots of mindless killing of enemies. And co-op multiplayer. Oh how I miss co-op multiplayer.

The hideous eStore.com.au had it, for the unbelievably exorbitant price of $77.85 AUD. C'mon, the game is nearly a year old! The sequel has been released!

The equally hideous dstore.com.au didn't have it at all. It did have a game called "S Club 7 hit the road". Seriously. And yes, there are actually two amazon.com wannabe sites in Australia, one called dstore, the other called estore. (Ordering directly from amazon.com means I have to pay o'seas shipping)

I was searching for an Australian online store that dealt only in games.

Anyone remember The Gamesmen?

They are still around, they have their own website. Awesome.

It took me a while to summon the name from the dregs of my memory. They don't have the first Serious Sam, only the newly-released sequel - at $69.95. Eat me, estore. With any luck they'll be able to back order it for me and give me a fairly decent price on it.


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Apr. 5th, 2002 03:45 am (UTC)
COOP MULTIPLAY!?@?!!!@@!~~!!@@@~~!!

Of course, you could always buy an Xbox, too. I've heard they're really good!
Apr. 5th, 2002 04:09 am (UTC)
Go gamesmen Go!

//Zanethian (Chris)
Apr. 5th, 2002 02:27 pm (UTC)

Xbox looks like it will be good for this kinda application. Give maybe a fresh idea to the ever singlizing computer genre's. Should I purchase one or not. that is the question put forward.

Apr. 7th, 2002 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Co-OP
The problem, as I see it, is being able to play someone FPS style, and retain the same level of control that we do on the PC with keyb + mouse.

Its difficult to implement mouse look on a system where most people who play it will be sitting in a lounge room - how are you supposed use a mouse like that?

Then there's the problem of multiple tv sets - although I imagine with the Xbox it could be a lot easier (and cheaper) than lugging around PC's and/or laptops.
Apr. 8th, 2002 08:39 am (UTC)
atari 2600

with 128 built in games.

x-box can kiss my ass.
Apr. 8th, 2002 03:54 pm (UTC)
No No

Dude Xbox is a PC it has a lan-card u actully plug into the internet and play online. and as for controls. Lets go back to the dayz before mouse look was mainstream how hard was it to control. The console controls are actully very use able much like a track ball you just have ot get use to it like anything
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