Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

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Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

Post by Caydr » 29 Aug 2009, 09:38

This weekend only, Evil Genius for PC is at 50% off, on sale for just $4.99.

Basically the game is a mixture of The Sims and Austin Powers. You take on the role of... an evil genius! Yes, how appropriately-named, hm?

Anyway, you send your pawns out into the world to steal money, complete various nefarious schemes, and generally rid the world of goodness. Meanwhile you're back on your island constructing your very own custom doom fortress, complete with a hilarious array of traps and such.

As the game progresses, you become more and more notorious, attracting the attention of international anti-crime organizations and an equally impressive array of volunteer evil henchmen with all kinds of unique abilities.

You also have to make sure that your men remain loyal and alert at all times. Random executions work great for this.

It's not an amazing game by any means but it's reasonably fun and good for a laugh now and then. At $5 it's a steal.

I don't know when this came into effect since I haven't bought anything from Steam in... probably 6 months or so... but they now support Paypal. I'm going to be using this from now on just because I know that it means Valve gets even less of my money, greedy buggers.
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Re: Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

Post by Regret » 29 Aug 2009, 11:24

How is this any different from any other spam?

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Re: Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

Post by Caydr » 29 Aug 2009, 12:27

-Target demographic

-Word count

-Video games are reusable

-No shipping charges

-Does not involve risk of permanent stiffy, unless you're really into torture and flame pits

-People on this forum might at some time actually have a use for a video game

-I posted this, which means it cannot possibly get locked or deleted

-Nobody would post in a spam thread in order to compare it to a spam thread since by definition this would mean it is not a spam thread or else it could not be compared to such reasonably (Winfield v. Jones, 2003)

-Nothing associated with me can be faulted, therefore this isn't spam
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Re: Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

Post by KDR_11k » 29 Aug 2009, 15:59

Well, talking about Steam deals or Amazon deals or something makes sense, they're time limited offers that some people may have missed otherwise and unlike spam they're offered by serious companies. I'm not sure if Evil Genius is a good deal though.
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Re: Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

Post by KingRaptor » 29 Aug 2009, 17:55

Eh, it's somewhat repetitive by the end, notoriously buggy and has a pretty klutzy interface at times, but it's still a fun game.

...well, at least when James Bond isn't in your base making all the doors go crazy and things asplode randomly. Which is why I laughed evilly when the US Marines shot him up good. Take that, martini boy!
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Re: Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

Post by hamsate » 29 Aug 2009, 19:44

There is this flash game based off that game's concept.. I think.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/463278
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Re: Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

Post by Caydr » 30 Aug 2009, 00:12

Unofficial patch which fixes many of the lingering bugs and generally improves things:
http://www.n1nj4.com/EvilPlanet/TheGame ... lpatch.php

I only posted this because it was $5. Are there seriously people so cheap that $5 for a good-quality evil simulator is too much?
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Re: Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

Post by PicassoCT » 30 Aug 2009, 12:27

Did you know that this weakend toothbrushes are off 42 % at wallmart? And that you can get shoepolish on steam, if you buy it bundled with twelve pair of shoes size 7, for nearly nothing?

I admit that evil Genius is a great game though. Absurd crimes to conquer the world for the workx!
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Re: Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

Post by Caydr » 31 Aug 2009, 13:04

And all for only $5!
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Re: Evil Genius (PC) $4.99 on Steam, this weekend only

Post by Decimator » 03 Sep 2009, 04:54

I actually got the game when i saw that it was only $5. I've been pretty much spending all my time playing it since then. And no Caydr, I bought it before I saw your post.

*pops Caydr's inflating ego with a needle*
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