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Posted By SSully

@somejerk said:

Fire whoever was responsible for the Win8 exclusivity.

Now.

Microsoft most likely paid them a sackfull of money for it.

Not really. They gave them some money to help pay the development(which they paid very late), but it was far from a sackful of money.

Exclusive deals for smaller developers are never really a sackful of money kind of thing. They are usually offered a lot of promotion and maybe some money for development, but not enough to get them rich.

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Posted By Accolade

Interesting art style. But it looks like a NIcktoon or something.

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Edited By DonPixel

I'm a fan of turn base strategy, bought this on W8.

It was a big mistake.

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Edited By President_Barackbar

I love how if something is exclusive to a platform you have it's OK but if it's on a platform you don't own and it makes the jump then it is "escaping".

Just show how out of touch some gamers are. How about we celebrate when games expand their availability? Plenty of games I want are Sony or iOS exclusives (platforms I can't engage in because I don't own the requisites hardware) but I don't get all indignant about it.

The only reason people are saying Skulls is "escaping" Win 8 is that it really sucked for PC users that they couldn't get access to the game because noone wants Windows 8.

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Posted By Odog4ever

I love how if something is exclusive to a platform you have it's OK but if it's on a platform you don't own and it makes the jump then it is "escaping".

Just show how out of touch some gamers are. How about we celebrate when games expand their availability? Plenty of games I want are Sony or iOS exclusives (platforms I can't engage in because I don't own the requisites hardware) but I don't get all indignant about it.

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Edited By HS_Alpha_Wolf

@captaininvictus:

If you like strategy games, this is an awesome example, with pretty entertaining dialogue and some downright awesome music. I have this on my Win 8 work laptop, but would totally buy this on Steam, especially if a soundtrack was included....hint hint.

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Posted By MonkeysDad

Good game,but trying to play it on my phone sucks donkey balls.

May well pick this version up.

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Edited By FlashFlood_29

@somejerk said:

Fire whoever was responsible for the Win8 exclusivity.

Now.

No fire whoever made it such a shitty customer experience. Having to buy it on all 3 platforms separately for different prices. This was an amazing opportunity for Microsoft to have a dev success story for windows 8 and surface. If they had made a promotion "purchase it on xbox get access to it on windows 8 and windows phone" or something like that. It could have gotten some momentum behind it, sold some copies, and been the first dev to make X dollars on windows 8 store. A great headline. sadly it was left to die and now you get headlines like "Great game freed from windows 8".

That being said, I'm glad it's on steam now and I hope 17bit gets the sales this great game deserves. Also windows 8 is not that bad. It's basically the same as windows 7. Only old people really used the start menu to open programs.

Leave it to MS to try and squeeze every penny out of their customers.

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Edited By aquacadet

@somejerk said:

Fire whoever was responsible for the Win8 exclusivity.

Now.

No fire whoever made it such a shitty customer experience. Having to buy it on all 3 platforms separately for different prices. This was an amazing opportunity for Microsoft to have a dev success story for windows 8 and surface. If they had made a promotion "purchase it on xbox get access to it on windows 8 and windows phone" or something like that. It could have gotten some momentum behind it, sold some copies, and been the first dev to make X dollars on windows 8 store. A great headline. sadly it was left to die and now you get headlines like "Great game freed from windows 8".

That being said, I'm glad it's on steam now and I hope 17bit gets the sales this great game deserves. Also windows 8 is not that bad. It's basically the same as windows 7. Only old people really used the start menu to open programs.

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Edited By BigD145

Casuals on computers? NO.

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Posted By GERALTITUDE

Die windows 8 die!

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Posted By notha

good on the devs for making the windows 8 exclusivity deal a timed one

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Posted By Celegus

About time! Doubt it can hold a candle to Fire Emblem, but I'm sure it's still worth checking out now that I'm able to.

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Posted By GaspoweR

@somejerk said:

Fire whoever was responsible for the Win8 exclusivity.

Now.

Microsoft most likely paid them a sackfull of money for it.

Yep, MS pretty much helped keep the company afloat for awhile in order to retain exclusivity and also make a version that works with the touch interface, delaying the game for possibly another year after when it was supposed to be already released.

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Edited By Metric_Outlaw

This was a really great game. It's a shame it came out at the worst possible time (right before Fire Emblem) and got ignored.

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Posted By Haruko

sweet! I actually get to play a game I thought looked cool. Any chance of an Ipad version?

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Posted By AlmightyBoob

@somejerk said:

Fire whoever was responsible for the Win8 exclusivity.

Now.

Microsoft most likely paid them a sackfull of money for it.

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Posted By JCGamer

Make in on iOS fo cheap and I'll think about it

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Posted By Nephrahim

Great. I can play it.

It looked interesting but... Not interesting enough to upgrade to Windows 8 when 7 still works great...

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Posted By Winsord

Woo, now I might actually play it!

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Posted By Mortuss_Zero

Good for them, and the people who couldn't buy it otherwise.

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Posted By bacongames

I always thought this game would be perfect for the audience that frequents Steam and now I'm definitely putting it on my list.

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Edited By ArbitraryWater

Wait... why is there a beta if the game has been out for months?

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Edited By vinone

This makes me happy.

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Posted By iceman228433

This makes me so happy I really want to play this game, nice job.

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Edited By Abendlaender

@rapid said:

Should Skulls Talk?

Skulls have a rich and proud history of talking, so yes. Absolutely

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Posted By Rapid

Should Skulls Talk?

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Edited By MeatSim

I forgot that this game came out even though I watched GB play it on TNT.

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Posted By RichieJohn

Such a good game but I seriously suck at it. I wonder if they'll patch the extra content into the Windows 8 version.

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Posted By BeachThunder

Yay, I'll be able to play this sooner than I expected :o

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Posted By PacifistDalek

The same thing is happening to Pac Man Championship Edition DX...and I am PUUUUMPED FOR IT

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Posted By Krakn3Dfx

Couldn't get into this watching the Quicklook for it. It's cool that it's not being locked down by the struggling MS Store requirement in Windows 8, but I still think I'll pass.

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Edited By HatKing

I think I'd still rather play something like this on a handheld, might as well close the loop on the Advance Wars nostalgia cash-in, right? Also, re-releasing games a few months later with way more features always feels a little weird to me. I mean, I didn't buy the game, so whatever. But, this isn't too far off from punishing your early adopters (and biggest fans). Unless this extra stuff will be available for the other platforms.

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Posted By Morningstar

Played the demo on 360. Seemed simplistic and overly easy. It's got a pretty neat visual style at least...?

The first half of the campaign is indeed overly easy and simplistic. The second half is a lot of fun though.

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Posted By mrcraggle

The launch of this game was a complete mess. While progress transferred over from different devices (Windows 8, XBLA or phone) you had to buy each individual one rather than buy once, play anywhere. Worse still is that due to the certification process at MS, the updates are really delayed. When it launched on Windows Phone 8, the text and graphics for the game were all jagged making it a very ugly game as it was a port to higher res screen from lower res and this problem was only fixed recently when this game came out in January.

I'm just glad that this game is now coming to Steam so more people can enjoy it.

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Posted By StarvingGamer

Man, lots of negative opinions.

I'm super excited.

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Posted By CptBedlam

@jayzz said:

this game has been in development for a billion years it feels like

And then it bombed pretty hard it seems.

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Posted By MormonWarrior

Played the demo on 360. Seemed simplistic and overly easy. It's got a pretty neat visual style at least...?

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Posted By Abendlaender

HOLD ON!

There is a Windows 8 store?

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Posted By FateOfNever

Huzzah!

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Posted By Budwyzer

OH MY GOD! MARY JANE!! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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Edited By Spitznock

Great!

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Posted By SomeJerk

Fire whoever was responsible for the Win8 exclusivity.

Now.

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Posted By tankintheair315

Good, I'm glad its off of win 8.

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Posted By Jayzz

this game has been in development for a billion years it feels like

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Edited By CaptainInvictus

Doesn't look that interesting, honestly. I remember seeing the TNT with it and it really wasn't that entertaining. Maybe it's an amazing game though!