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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus ColOfNature's Avatar
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    The Showdown Effect

    [EDIT: ignore this bit, I got my 3 referrals. Thanks guys!]Help me to get into the beta by signing up for said beta via THIS HERE LINK. Please? Thank you.​[/EDIT]

    In case you missed the RPS article about it, here's the cheesetastic trailer:

    Doesn't that look like fun?
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    Lesser Hivemind Node internetonsetadd's Avatar
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    It looks like something, good for the genre, but maybe not my thing. Still, I signed up with your link, because I care.

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus ColOfNature's Avatar
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    You're a scholar and a gentleman.


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    Looks interesting. I used your link. :)
    I think of [the Internet] as a grisly raw steak laid out on a porcelain benchtop in the sun, covered in chocolate hazelnut sauce. In the background plays Stardustís Music Sounds Better With You. Thereís lots of fog. --tomeoftom

    You ruined his point by putting it in context thatís cheating -bull0

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    I used the link too.
    Looks like it could be fun, I'd like to try it.

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus sabrage's Avatar
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    If the other people who replied aren't liars (you aren't liars, are you?) ColofNature should have guaranteed access now. To that end, here's my referral link for selfish referral begging.

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    Who would do that? Go on the internet and lie?

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    Yeah been waiting this ever since they first announced it. Looks cool. Fun fact from the last night stream: they said that to actually hit with the firearms, you need to aim. Unless your cursor actually is over the enemy, the bullets will just go past / hit walls etc. I already love that as an idea.
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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus gwathdring's Avatar
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    In the event that sabrage gets three people (use his first), I'll throw my referral link into the line of succession.

    http://beta.theshowdowneffect.com/?ref=e22d876243c
    I think of [the Internet] as a grisly raw steak laid out on a porcelain benchtop in the sun, covered in chocolate hazelnut sauce. In the background plays Stardustís Music Sounds Better With You. Thereís lots of fog. --tomeoftom

    You ruined his point by putting it in context thatís cheating -bull0

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus gwathdring's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnx View Post
    Yeah been waiting this ever since they first announced it. Looks cool. Fun fact from the last night stream: they said that to actually hit with the firearms, you need to aim. Unless your cursor actually is over the enemy, the bullets will just go past / hit walls etc. I already love that as an idea.
    That's awesome.
    I think of [the Internet] as a grisly raw steak laid out on a porcelain benchtop in the sun, covered in chocolate hazelnut sauce. In the background plays Stardustís Music Sounds Better With You. Thereís lots of fog. --tomeoftom

    You ruined his point by putting it in context thatís cheating -bull0

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    Here is my referral link: http://beta.theshowdowneffect.com/?ref=8d164ff53c5

    Thanks for those who use it.

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    If we're doing this, here's my link, for anyone who fancies helping me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorzan View Post
    If we're doing this, here's my link, for anyone who fancies helping me.
    Done you, do me! Oh, wait.

    Someone else do me!

    http://beta.theshowdowneffect.com/?ref=37825aecdaa

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    So there is instant Beta access for anyone who prepurchases the game now... Is anyone playing it? If so, is it worth the 8 quid?

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    I got into the beta without buying. My first impression is that there's not much meat to it. It follows the unlock scheme Paradox has been using lately, and the core gameplay is what it is. There are three melee weapons: fast, strong and silly, doesn't matter if it's an axe or a bat all strong weapons they behave the same. Parkour and shooting feels good enough, but I can see it wearing out fast.

    This is after one hour or so, but may come back this weekend.

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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus ColOfNature's Avatar
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    Oh hey, I've had a bunch of spare beta keys languishing in my inbox for a week. First three two of you fine folks to PM me can have 'em.
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    Mutliplayer-only and an unlock system.

    No thanks.
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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus gwathdring's Avatar
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    Hmm. I found the unlock system a bit annoying, but I've unlocked all the Beta weapons now so I'm less annoyed. The gameplay is generally pretty slick, though aiming can be pretty hard.

    I'm not sold on the special powers, yet, either. I haven't figured out what the Cop or the Martial Arts Guru do, but I haven't seen anything power other than the Jetpack and the Personal Shield turn a fight around. I also haven't noticed a difference in speed or anything other than the special powers, which seems like a missed opportunity to me.

    There really, really needs to be a way to change your loadout without quiting a server. ARGH!

    Anyway, it's pretty fun. Definitely a working beta, but fun. :)
    I think of [the Internet] as a grisly raw steak laid out on a porcelain benchtop in the sun, covered in chocolate hazelnut sauce. In the background plays Stardustís Music Sounds Better With You. Thereís lots of fog. --tomeoftom

    You ruined his point by putting it in context thatís cheating -bull0

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