Tagged With omikron the nomad soul

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Tributes have been pouring out over the last 48 hours to mark the passing of musician David Bowie, and over the last 24 hours there has been a smattering of tributes from gamers as well. Most of those have come in the form of memories about Omikron: The Nomad Soul, the game where David Bowie appeared as a musician in-game that the player could interact with.

The director on that game was David Cage, who has made a living out of creating games just as unusual as Omikron. But given the circumstances, it was only natural that Cage would offer his thoughts and condolences for Bowie given the two worked together.

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I was familiar with the work of David Bowie from a young age, but I didn't fall in love with the man and his work until 1999. That was when I played Omikron: The Nomad Soul, a video game that changed the way I felt about David Bowie entirely.

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Steam's Autumn sales -- even though it started in the Australian spring, and it's technically summer now -- are usually smaller than their mid-year efforts and the shenanigans that ensue right around Christmas. But that doesn't mean there aren't some good deals to be had or cheap games to purchase immediately prior to Christmas. But if you're going to take the plunge in the current sale, you only have until 10:00AM PST. That's 5:00 AM tomorrow morning, or 2:00 AM if you live in Perth.

But what's worth buying? Let's take a look.

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It’s been a bit of a strange week -- and that’s because it’s been a week where Hideo Kojima was prominent. So in honour of things that are autere, strange and full of action, let’s wind back the clock to a game that was equally bizarre.