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  1. I was thinking a lot of party/social tabletop game mechanics might be fun there. Another angle to explore would be limited set of communication tools that pass information to the streamer, a la Codenames or Mysterium. Perhaps certain words trigger pictographs visible to the streamer, and the chat has to make sure they only use words that will make helpful information appear, but some other common words also show useless or misleading info, so you have to choose your words carefully?
  2. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    My attempt was also a mess, though I did manage to kill him. It's really silly how readily and calmly the security staff recognize proximity mines. I guess in Hitman-world everyone has them.
  3. Mouth Feel - The Summer Wizard Cocktail Jam

    Status: tried it. Drinkable but really crazy.
  4. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    The upcoming USA level probably takes place at The International.
  5. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    So, is the only way to get a sniper rifle in Sapienza leveling all the way up to 20? Also, Elusive Target #2 is up this weekend: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/05/27/hitman-the-congressman/
  6. The Witcher 3: What Geralt Wants

    It's possible, but not guaranteed. The leaked docs reported by Giant Bomb implied games would need an update to take advantage of the PS4k, but CD Project Red has a pretty good track record of long-term support, and from what I heard the console versions of Witcher 3 could definitely have a smoother framerate, so it might make a nice before/after for Sony to market with.
  7. The Witcher 3: What Geralt Wants

    Yeah, I came right off Bloodborne into it and it felt sloppy as hell compared to From's games. I could never be quite sure what kind of swing Geralt would do, and I would often not notice I'd been hit. I eventually got okay at it, but only because I learned how to work around its sloppiness, not because I internalized it and felt competent.
  8. Episode 355: Stellaris

    You take review scores way too seriously. Try engaging with the text of a review, not your perception of what a score means. Tom's reviews are always worth reading, even if I completely disagree with his conclusions.
  9. Bumping this thread to recommend Dan and Brad's series of Hitman videos. http://www.giantbomb.com/hitman/3030-45150/videos/
  10. The Climb just darkens the entire screen when you've put your head inside of something.
  11. I also thought that for a long time.
  12. Episode 355: Stellaris

    Scores are stupid. Pretend they don't exist and read reviews for the text and not the number attached to them. If you disagree with any of Rowan's actual complaints, that would make for a lot better discussion than you comparing the arbitrary dumb number he assigned to the arbitrary dumb numbers assigned by IGN's other reviewers.
  13. Episode 355: Stellaris

    In Overcast I had to go re-subscribe to the podcast to get this episode to show up.
  14. Civilisation 6

    This Rock, Paper, Shotgun preview has a lot of information on mechanics. https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/05/11/civilization-vi-details/
  15. Relaxing games recommendations

    For now! http://stardewvalley.net/post-launch-progress-update-version-1-1-and-more/ Mac/Linux ports are coming, along with unspecified console ports. I'd loooove a Vita port.
  16. Hitman: Steve Gaynor Edition

    Should I feel bad about savescumming pretty extensively in this game? I played the tutorial levels, and found that when caught I could either start over and execute a bunch of the same moves over again, or just jump back to the last save from a stable place and figure out what I can do differently. Am I missing out by not trying to play out fail states?
  17. Looking into it more, it seems like you can play the core levels offline, but none of the progression or other challenge modes are available offline, even if you have previously played online and downloaded all that stuff? Kind of crappy, but not nearly as bad as the impression I got from the negative reviews. tl,dr: Steam reviewers are hyperbolic!
  18. To be fair, there's nothing about the game that necessitates an internet connection. It's a reasonable complaint, especially if you experienced trouble with the servers.
  19. That's definitely not the case, in my experience. You can opt-in to co-op as much as you like, and legit invasions by a human happen maybe every other area? Often I'll go quite some time only encountering scripted NPC invasions.
  20. Dark Souls(Demon's Souls successor)

    Your post sounds overly worried. You are maybe 25% of the way through the game, and you're doing fine. Lots of players get help on the gargoyles and the Capra Demon. (Especially Capra. Fuck that guy and fuck the camera in his arena.) Some more specific help: Covenants: They're basically multiplayer modes grounded in the narrative. Leveling up in covenants can unlock shops that sell special items, but you can absolutely finish the game without messing with one. Just read a wiki if you want more info about them. Story: Try reading item descriptions, but you aren't really far enough to put much together. I didn't really understand the story until I started engaging with community content about it, particularly the Bonfireside Chat podcast mentioned above. Humanity: Sometimes you randomly get one when killing enemies in an area with a boss you haven't beaten. If you find yourself with two, you should go human and kindle a nearby bonfire. If you haven't figured that out you will be so happy when you find out what that does. The item discovery stuff isn't really something you should worry about.
  21. iOS Gaming

    Super Tribes is a really addictive little super-tiny 4x game. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-tribes/id1006393168?mt=8
  22. Chris: I've generally found getting summoned into someone's world for Souls game co-oping is a really low-committment experience. Usually, you will help someone clear a boss/die trying and be done fairly quickly, and summoned help failing doesn't really affect the host. You guys should drop a summon sign during the next stream, because no matter what happens it will be entertaining.
  23. iOS Gaming

    I finally got to delve score 10 in Card Crawl and I think I'm going to retire.
  24. Wow, that sounds great. I'm excited to try it. Also, via Soren Johnson on Twitter: an iOS app to replace all the cross-referencing of charts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tales-arabian-nights-encounter/id995461804?mt=8
  25. I like Arabian Nights, but the overall structure is definitely the weakest part. Earning story/destiny points and the weird bet you make are at odds with enjoying it as a storytelling game. This kind of thing is hilarious to hear about later, but it's a real bummer at the table. I actually wrote up set of house rules to make a lot of the statuses less sticky, because getting stuck with the rules-as-written version of Grief-Stricken can be a real bummer. They're here, if anyone's curious: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ajvtcjbdg6wzdgt/House%20Rules.md?dl=0 (They also attempt to sideline destiny/story points, but my quest draft replacement is still not great, because the quests are just all over the place.)