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    Playing games, making games, reading about games, listening to people talk about games, games.


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    Deus Ex, Thief 2, Dark Souls, GTA-series, trucking sims.

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  1. Recently completed video games

    Celeste I was delighted to find not only an excellent platformer but also one with great character development. The story had me hooked until the end! Final stats: 1600-ish deaths and 48 strawberries. Undertale Started this probably 2 years ago and finally got around to finishing it this weekend. It's an utterly delightful game that I could barely be bothered to drag myself through. Train Valley It's about building railroads and directing the trains. You make money for each train that safely arrives at it's destination, you spend money on train tracks and annual taxes. Run out of money and it's game over. It's great. If you're into Flight Control, Freeways, Mini Metro, or similar traffic management games I can highly recommend it! I made a timelapse of this one. Some games are just crying out for a timelapse.
  2. GOTFHOTY 2018

    I'm on the fence with this one. I do like the idea of some turn based mech action, and I've enjoyed(though never finished) some of Harebrained Schemes previous games(SR Returns & Dragonfall). But I hear this is also pretty heavy on rage-inducing RNG, which is what eventually drove me away from XCOM 1 & 2.
  3. GOTFHOTY 2018

    Half of 2018 has almost gone by, so you know what that means, it's time to pick your Games Of The First Half Of The Year! Mine are: 1. Beat Saber (PC, VR, Early Access) No one expected Star Wars Kinect: Galactic Dance Off to ever be dethroned as "the game that makes you feel the most like a Rhythm Jedi", and I certainly didn't expect said game to be my favourite game of a year(or even half-year), but here we are. I've played this a lot since it came out 2 months ago. I'd play it even more if it did leave me soaking in sweat after 30 minutes, so most days I just play it as my morning workout. I'm usually not big on rhythm games unless there's a physical component to them, like Guitar Hero or Audioshield. Having that physical exertion to it I think means endorphins get released into your body and it's a rush in ways regular video games can't match. 2. Far Cry 5 (PC) Despite everything, FC5 was still my favourite open world game in a while. It's one of those worlds you can really loose yourself in, just riding around and liberating outposts with yer warbuddies. It's a good time. 3. Celeste (Switch) I just finished this today. I was expecting a solid platformer, but I was not expecting such enchanting characters as well. The story had me hooked until the end. 4. Sprint Vector (PC, VR) Before Beat Saber, this was my VR morning workout routine. It's basically Mario Kart. Y'know, blasting enemies with powerups as you race down colorful tracks with jumps and traps. Except instead of sitting in a car you're frantically waving your arms to run and jump. 5. Into The Breach (PC) The gameplay in Subset Games' latest is perhaps more impressive than fun. It hasn't put a spell on me the way FTL did. I beat it on Normal, and I haven't gone back since. 6. Uh… Get Hoisted I guess? Hands down the best taxi repair sim I have EVER PLAYED. ------------ So, folks, what are your GOTFHOTYs? What great games have come out so far this year that I've somehow missed?
  4. [Dev Log] The Convergence Compulsion

    Great looking stuff, as usual!
  5. Other podcasts

    Probably the highest-quality video games podcast I've ever heard is A Life Well Wasted. They only made 7 episodes of it, between 2009-2013, but it's great stuff with fantastic production values. The episodes are like little documentaries, interviews with the people who make and play games. Well worth giving a listen.
  6. E3 2018

    Polygonman claims the swinging IS BETTER than in Spiderman 2. I haven't played Spiderman 2, so I have no stake in this.
  7. Glad you're enjoying it. I liked the gameplay in Shadow Warrior a lot, and I remember getting more and more invested in the story as it gets closer to the end. I tried SW2 recently as well, in co-op. They've turned it into a Borderlands-esque grindy RPG thing where you have to sort through hundreds of guns to find the good one, and if your friends are higher level than you your bullets basically bounce off all the baddies. I hated it.
  8. E3 2018

    Look at this pretty thing!
  9. E3 2018

    I didn't like Witcher 1 & 2, but loved 3. So CD Project Red are only getting better and better in my estimates, and Cyberpunk 2077 looks amazing. Honestly tho, I'm most excited about that car. God, I hope I get to drive the car! The new From Software game has been revealed and while it isn't a new Tenchu game like I'd hoped, it sure as hell looks a lot like Tenchu! Or, a Souls game with a lot of stealth elements added. Sign me up! What else, what else... oh yeah. Hell on earth. O_______________O
  10. Is Steam (Valve) Good? If not, what then?

    AFAIK there are 2 reasons to care about this: 1. It might let offensive content onto Steam. I don't want racist, homophobic, misogynistic games on Steam either. And I'm hoping that this is the kind of things that Valve refers to when they say "illegal or trolling" material that will still be banned. 2. It will let a ton of crap-quality games get on Steam. As a gamer, and a developer, I'm fine with this. 10 million crap games could get added to Steam tomorrow and it wouldn't impede by ability to find the good stuff. Seems like the only people this would negatively impact is gamers who exclusively use Steam's Recent Releases feed to discover new games, and developers who exclusively rely on the same feed for exposure. And who does that? Seriously? To me, the trade off that we get a ton of crap games, but also stuff that's fun/interesting, but too weird or unpolished to make it past any curator, is an easy one to make. I'm perfectly fine with Steam just being a store, not a curator. We're drowning in curators anyway.
  11. E3 2018

    Out of the trailers that's been released so far I'm most excited about Stormland. A nice-looking open world VR action game. Other stuff I'm hoping to see more of: Ghost of Tsushima - samurai-game by the developers of the Infamous series. Creed: Rise to Glory - VR boxing game by Survios, one of the best VR devs. From Software's Next Game - I'm all Souled-out, so I'm hoping for something different. Perhaps a new Tenchu game? Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Metroid Prime 4 - Because my Switch is gathering dust atm. and also TLOU2, Death Stranding, and Cyberpunk 2077, natch.
  12. [Dev Log] häx_processer

    Oooh, another elegant-looking (and fun, I'm sure) game by Nappi. Looking forward to playing this!
  13. In case you're looking for stuff to add to the list, you might wanna give RPS' newly-published 50 Best PC FPS list a scroll-thru. It's good for finding stuff you might've missed, even though I'd say it's way too broad. Alien Isolation, Prey, and Dishonored are great games tho I'd never describe them as FPSes. Shooting stuff or engaging in ranged combat is like 5% of what you do in those games. Also, including Shadow Warrior 2 instead of Shadow Warrior 1 is just wrong.
  14. BigJKO's Thread of 3D Shit

    Nice, never heard that one!
  15. BigJKO's Thread of 3D Shit

    1) that's awesome! 2) what's that Beastie Boys song in vid #2?