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>> No. 22563 Anonymous ## Mod ##
7th December 2018
Friday 11:41 am
22563 Discord Game Server Stickied
So, lets shift focus a bit. We have a Discord now, so we have a place to organise playing games with each other as well as shitpost.

https://discord.gg/QGCyRdV This is permanent invite link, so you can come and go as you please with no hassle.
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>> No. 23215 Anonymous
4th January 2020
Saturday 7:18 pm
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Bumping to star in the unlikely case there's anyone left that fancies idling an empty Discord joining.
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4th January 2020
Saturday 10:21 pm
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>>23215
Part of me wants to but every other part of me is saying it'll just be a shitshow.
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4th January 2020
Saturday 11:22 pm
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>>23216
Well give it a go. If we're cunts you can just leave, ya know?
>> No. 23227 Anonymous
9th January 2020
Thursday 11:37 pm
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>>23215
Well it's only been five days since I took you up on your offer, but I have to say, absolutely sound group of lads. And since it's Discord apparently you can all sit in a voice channel with muted mics and listen to tunes played by a bot. Modern technology, eh?

RIP IRC

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>> No. 19768 Anonymous
6th February 2015
Friday 8:29 pm
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I figured I'd make an /e/ equivalent of that great, big /beat/ thread.

Recently I have been slogging away on XCOM: Enemy Within with the Long War mod. Humanity is doomed as I'm simply incapable of holding back the torrent of battleships the aliens keep hurling at me.

It's bloody fun though.
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>> No. 23309 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 11:24 pm
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Games that have "seasons" or twice their cost in DLC before I even knew they'd released just make it impossible for me to motivate myself to play them, I wish it would stop, but it won't.
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24th January 2020
Friday 11:03 pm
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>>23309
>seasons
Really we have WoW to blame for nearly every sinister trick and dark pattern in gaming today.

But the gates to hell really opened when we established the idea that people weren't willing to pay more than 99p upfront for a mobile game. Now the games industry supports it self by actively making things shitter in the hope's of exploiting whales.

>double the price DLC

I have to disagree with you on this one, as I think this is very different. This is perfectly honest business in my mind it is just the reality of adding additional time and effort to a product. Of course it depends from example to example. I wouldn't fault the business practices Paradox games. But when a company releases day 1 dlc it is a piss take.
>> No. 23312 Anonymous
24th January 2020
Friday 11:15 pm
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>>23311
Fighting games from the 90s were worse offenders for exploitative business practices than WoW. A game like Street Fighter II being rereleased half a dozen times, with each full priced iteration featuring maybe a couple of extra characters and some balance changes. They kept that shit up for several game generations and people still lapped it up even if they were spending hundreds of pounds to keep up with what was at the time the 'definitive' version of the game.

I don't know if the current business model is much better - multiple seasons drip feeding characters and features over the course of several years. Particularly egregious when some of these DLC characters are well loved and established ones which were removed from the base roster only to be released for extra money.
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24th January 2020
Friday 11:18 pm
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>>23311
>I have to disagree with you on this one, as I think this is very different. This is perfectly honest business in my mind it is just the reality of adding additional time and effort to a product.
But that's the thing, in many cases it just isn't. The new Total War games are litered with "culture packs" that are just making me think about how unfinished the base game would feel, or the way I need a guide to keep track of what's relavent to XCOM2 and what I can ignore. None of this makes the games bad, but it makes me not want to buy them, even heavily discounted, because it puts me off when there are walled gardens within it.

I did buy and start playing Subnautica tonight though, which I'm very intrigued by even if it took me two hours to properly figure out what to do.
>> No. 23314 Anonymous
25th January 2020
Saturday 12:16 am
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>>23313

I get where you're coming from lad.

I think with some games like Total War, it's not so much of a problem because the base game is big enough and will occupy you for long enough that you'll never feel lost because of DLC; you'll just take it as another part of the game you hadn't experienced yet. I mean I have several hundred hours in Warhammer 2 and only completed campaigns with about four of the factions.

With your average single player action game though, I'd say almost 100% of the time nowadays you're better off just waiting for the inevitable GOTY: Blood Covenant- Super Enhanced Murdeluxe edition in the steam sale a year later. For any game that offers decent re-playability, you want to play it in a big chunk and not feel as though you'd already had your fill of the base game, but then those extra DLC tidbits scarcely offer enough new to keep you interested.

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>> No. 21528 Anonymous
30th March 2016
Wednesday 3:42 pm
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Any of you lads want an Xbox-One Closed MP Beta code for Doom? Got it from buying Wolfenstein on the 360 but I don't own an X1 so have at it.

KR6WH-DX7C7-FM2DJ-RPPTY-Y9VYZ
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>> No. 23304 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 7:00 pm
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>>23301

Just because you can read between the lines of what someone 'meant' doesn't mean their behaviour is appropriate.

I've only carried on because people seem to be incapable of accepting I'm saying music is just music without them projecting it is a personal attack. Whist making personal attacks.

Which seems terribly ironic; if a person says 'only a thick cunt likes this'- that must not really mean they are making a value judgement, gate keeping, and think people are a thick cunt for liking it.

But if I say 'it is just music' people holler and jeers at me because aparenttly grounding tautologies to try regain perspective it is an undermining value judgements.

The bias is obvious I don't know why I tried to engage the people here like they were reasoned adults rather than entitled fanboys crying over nothing but I won't make the mistake of talking to people here like they matter again.
>> No. 23305 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 7:05 pm
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>>23304

Here's how it actually went you deranged fucking lunatic. Some bloke gave a serious but semi-comical analysis of something he was interested in and you questioned whether he had the right to speak on something you deemed trivial with what you deemed passion. You are fucking insane and there's a reason nobody invites you to parties. Hint, this is the reason, what you're doing here.
>> No. 23306 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 8:36 pm
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>>23304

>The bias is obvious I don't know why I tried to engage the people here like they were reasoned adults rather than entitled fanboys crying over nothing but I won't make the mistake of talking to people here like they matter again.

I was pretty neutral on you until this. Feel free to fuck off if that's how you feel, I haven't read anything further up in the topic. Just saw this.

Was going to castigate >>23305 for being a bit mean but you invited it.

Stop being a spaz and lighten up.
>> No. 23307 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 8:52 pm
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Fuck me, it's a mediocre reboot of a mediocre '90s FPS. Stop pushing this shite to the top of /*/.
>> No. 23308 Anonymous
23rd January 2020
Thursday 10:09 pm
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>>23307

Blame Purp for the Sage implementation. The most popular thread on news is premised on the replacement of some old shutters in Huddersfield, it doesn't reeeaaallly matter. Threads get derailed and rerailed, the joy is in the experience.

Fuck, forgot to post this from the internet caf. Bye lads.

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>> No. 23192 Anonymous
29th December 2019
Sunday 7:46 pm
23192 Arcade Machines
Any arcadelads on here? I'm having this bad boy delivered on Friday, 100% original hardware in working condition and a DEXTER Laserdisc replacement board too!
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>> No. 23200 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 1:59 pm
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I used to fantasise about owning proper arcade machines when I had my own place as well as the money. Then I worked in a venue with lots of arcade machines and they seem like a total ballache. Always breaking down, one of them even ransomly set on fire. If I was more technically minded I would probably enjoy the challenge, so kudos those willing to put the work in.
>> No. 23201 Anonymous
30th December 2019
Monday 2:06 pm
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>>23196

There are loads of arcade venues opening up these days, usually offering free play machines with a fixed admission fee. If you're anywhere near Manchester, Arcade Club in Bury has a truly exceptional collection of vintage and modern cabinets.

https://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/
>> No. 23285 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 10:52 pm
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Would you be able to recommend anywhere in London that has a decent retro arcade, OP? Bonus points if it has some pinball tables too.
>> No. 23286 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 11:39 pm
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>>23285

AFAIK Heart of Gaming in Croydon is the last remaining proper arcade in the big smoke. Flip Out (also in Croydon) have a huge selection of pinball tables, but check the opening times.
>> No. 23287 Anonymous
21st January 2020
Tuesday 11:49 pm
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>>23286

Used to go every few months when it was in Acton and I lived in Newcastle, then went by one time and it was just gone. Was a bit heartbroken, so glad to hear it reopened recently. Heading there in the next few weeks.

Are you part of the community? I was always too shy to speak to people but it seemed like loads of people knew each other and had a lovely atmosphere.

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>> No. 23219 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 10:03 pm
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How do you think the world would be better had the internet never been invented?
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>> No. 23222 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 10:42 pm
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>>23221

It's been mainsteam since forever / The Internet Was Never Good.
>> No. 23223 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 10:45 pm
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The internet hasn't made the world worse, it has just made the world transparent. There have always been approximately the same number of arseholes and idiots, but now they have unfettered access to a global audience. As any teacher or nightclub bouncer knows, it only takes a few idiots to spoil things for everyone else.

The only cure is a return to elitism and snobbishness. This place is only halfway tolerable because it has a small user base and trigger-happy mods who will happily ban people simply for being thick or lazy. Social media has an open door policy, but we need more online communities that are run like a gentlemen's club, with membership criteria and strict rules of decorum.
>> No. 23224 Anonymous
8th January 2020
Wednesday 10:51 pm
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>>23223
> we need more online communities that are run like a gentlemen's club, with membership criteria and strict rules of decorum

We have them, they're called fucking subreddits.
>> No. 23225 Anonymous
9th January 2020
Thursday 11:25 pm
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>>23219
Now that the site has Huel money (shoutout to Bill Burr), you'd expect that the staff writers could rustle up better threads than this.
>> No. 23231 Anonymous
11th January 2020
Saturday 2:42 am
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>>23223

The problem is the ease of access. Make internet dialup again and the number of twitter contributors typing "<politician> is bad because <popular comedian joke> LOL" goes down tenfold. Mass anything is bad, the internet is just the worst example of it.

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>> No. 22298 Anonymous
24th March 2018
Saturday 9:07 pm
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I know I'm a bit late to the party but I'm considering getting either a PS4 or an Xbox One. I'm assuming these days there's little difference between the two other than having the odd exclusive title. I've seen a few Xbox One bundles in the region of £150 - £200 so I'll probably go for one of them as they're cheaper than what I've seen for the PS4.

Have I left it too late, as in are the next generation of consoles expected any day now? Also, which games do you lads recommend? I'm a bit out of the loop with gaming.
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>> No. 23056 Anonymous
30th September 2019
Monday 12:03 pm
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>>23055
Just buy him an N64 and insist you think it's the same thing.
>> No. 23172 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 8:42 pm
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They're now selling the digital versions of the Xbox One for €99 on Amazon, they're going down massively in price.
>> No. 23173 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 11:55 pm
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>>23172
what the hell is that? like an emulator to run on your PC?
>> No. 23174 Anonymous
29th November 2019
Friday 2:35 am
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>>23173

An xbox one without a CD drive.
>> No. 23175 Anonymous
29th November 2019
Friday 7:40 am
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>>23173
What the other lad said and also covered off earlier (>>22807). The cheapest deal at the moment seems to be £84 from Very if you buy it on credit.

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/xbox-one-sall-digital-console-1tb-optional-extras-7999-at-very-new-customers-only-3347326

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>> No. 22518 Anonymous
9th November 2018
Friday 10:37 pm
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I guess this is the right board for it. Time for a boardgame thread?
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>> No. 23171 Anonymous
28th November 2019
Thursday 2:45 am
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>Mandarin
A personal family favourite and quite difficult to find at reasonable price.
>>23163
It's a bit similar to Monopoly, but with a tile aspect that means rather than buying property you get property by chance (collect 3 tiles of the same animal from the dispenser) based on Chinese zodiac it's relatively fun until late game when all the tiles are gone and one fucker, Me, has every tile someone else needs, and needs to be overtaken, or baited into a deal to sell them.
>> No. 23179 Anonymous
8th December 2019
Sunday 7:51 pm
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Fuck this game. Seriously.
>> No. 23180 Anonymous
9th December 2019
Monday 11:33 am
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How about some suggestions for travel-friendly 2-player games?
>> No. 23181 Anonymous
9th December 2019
Monday 1:21 pm
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>>23180
Handie under a blanket.
>> No. 23182 Anonymous
10th December 2019
Tuesday 11:31 pm
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>>23180
Travel friendly as in can be played on the go or as in packs down into a tiny box for easy transport?

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>> No. 17227 Anonymous
6th November 2013
Wednesday 10:41 am
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I bought the worms bundle twice absent mindedly so here are the extra keys .gs

Superfrog HD https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=sMmGPe2yUKPMm3HC
Worms Blast https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=DRYGuGM38VdnxfuF
Worms Crazy Golf https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=eYEPWANxqsCnqkfY
Worms Ultimate Mayhem https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=xbqFPzD2SDRXmNSz
Worms Armageddon https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=U7TeH7v3r64aWT74
Worms Pinball https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=B73d2Xh85TTbdGyE

One each, that means you bikethief and stickyfingerslad.

https://www.humblebundle.com/ is Batman GOTY editions and FEAR.
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>> No. 23129 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 2:44 pm
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Assetto Corsa is only £13 on Steam, with all the DLC, right now. It's easily the most entertaining driving sim I've played and there are seemingly endless amounts of DLC for it, I can't recommend it enough.
>> No. 23130 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 7:21 pm
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>>23129
I meant to say "endless amounts of mods for it", as you can see the DLC is definitively finite.
>> No. 23131 Anonymous
28th October 2019
Monday 11:20 pm
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>>23129
Interesting - I like a driving SIM and have seen the reviews of I and considered it in the past. I have a Logitech wheel/pedals and one of those driving seats to go with.

Why is it so good? I like Project Cars very much indeed, but with the wheel it's almost too easy once you've practiced enough.
>> No. 23134 Anonymous
29th October 2019
Tuesday 12:21 am
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>>23129
A couple of years ago I bought a wheel and pedals and thought I'd get into multiplayer racing in Assetto Corsa. Played it for maybe 15 hours total but eventually got bored of it and realised I'm not really into racing sims. I played the shit out of the old GT and Forza games but I was never one to autistically shave milliseconds off my laptimes or engage in the tedium of going around the same track over and over to learn the best racing lines, which is a necessity if you want to be competitive online.

I ended up selling the wheel and pedals, bought an old MS Sidewinder joystick because force feedback in joysticks went the way of the dodo for some reason, and had a blast blasting people in Il-2. Going pew-pew in the air or in space is a more fun thing to simulate than driving around a race track.
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29th October 2019
Tuesday 8:11 am
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>>23131
The variety of tracks and the range of cars to drive is what I like most about it. It's definitely more of a sim than Project Cars, although the graphics aren't quite up to the same level. As I, eventually, mentioned it has a modding scene that's second to none. If you have a "local" racetrack that you've always thought "damn, I wish that was in a game for once", someone's probably at least working on adding it. Not that the base game's barren or anything, especially with all the DLC, there's just loads going on beyond that.

>>23134
>but I was never one to autistically shave milliseconds off my laptimes or engage in the tedium of going around the same track over and over to learn the best racing lines
Oh. Okay.

Il-2's ace too though. I've never managed to get a Sturmovik into space, but maybe I never tried hard enough.

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>> No. 22863 Anonymous
4th June 2019
Tuesday 8:15 pm
22863 Official* Britfa.gs Minecraft Server
Thought I'd better make a new thread for this so the link doesn't get buried -

britlads-prime.ftb.host

It's vanilla right now, save for GriefProtection, which allows you to claim an area of land that will be secured from damage/grief. I don't know if we need this or if it'll ruin the 'fun' of natural disasters like your house being cunted over by creepers. But for now all you do is do /claim in your house to claim your first area, then subsequent claims or edits will require a golden shovel. It's a whole thing, look it up.

I'm happy to stick other mods in there if we get bored, and please let me know if you encounter performance issues - I'm using some hosting service that might well be shite.
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>> No. 22981 Anonymous
30th June 2019
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>> No. 22986 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 1:37 am
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>>22964
Are Ender Chests vanilla MC? If so, that might be your solution.
>> No. 22987 Anonymous
1st July 2019
Monday 11:41 am
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>>22964

There is, but you'll need to use a hopper minecart. That can collect the beef and deliver it, maybe run it off a Redstone clock so it delivers periodically.
>> No. 22988 Anonymous
10th July 2019
Wednesday 10:01 pm
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If you're going to do this please don't do it anywhere near spawn
>> No. 23061 Anonymous
1st October 2019
Tuesday 5:23 pm
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Here are there any backups knocking about for this world? I wouldn't mind taking over hosting it once I've some more time.
Plus I liked my base.

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>> No. 22461 Anonymous
22nd September 2018
Saturday 3:37 pm
22461 Dead Companies Tell No Tales
Telltale Games is laying off most of its staff, canceling upcoming games

>"Today Telltale Games made the difficult decision to begin a majority studio closure following a year marked by insurmountable challenges," Telltale said in a statement. "Telltale will issue further comments regarding its product portfolio in the coming weeks."

https://www.techradar.com/news/telltale-games-is-laying-off-most-of-its-staff-canceling-upcoming-games

RIP The Walking Dead Final Season.

What I think has probably happened here is they've overstretched themselves and people have become burnt out with the genre, there was a telltale game for every franchise going a few years ago. I bitter loss if you were invested in anything they've yet to finish though.
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5th September 2019
Thursday 8:05 pm
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I noticed that Telltale was having a Steam sale and was like, what?

But after looking it up, it seems a holding company that purchased the assets to Telltale is relaunching it on a smaller scale. Positive news, although of course it could go either way from here on:

https://www.polygon.com/2019/8/28/20835854/telltale-games-return-walking-dead-lcg-entertainment

Some former employees have been a bit scathing for some reason, but it doesn't sound justified:

https://www.polygon.com/2019/8/29/20838817/telltale-games-return-aftermath-employees-interview
>> No. 23043 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 9:02 am
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>>23041

They're being offered contracts with terms that are shit even for the game industry, where they'll be independent contractors and not entitled to any workplace benefits or a modicum of job security.
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6th September 2019
Friday 11:45 am
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>>23043
>contracts with terms that are shit even for the game industry
Citation please?
>> No. 23045 Anonymous
6th September 2019
Friday 10:18 pm
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>>23044

Literally in the link two posts up:

>Ottilie said that some workers from the original Telltale Games will be offered freelance roles, with full-time positions possible in the future.

I'd be a bit insulted if the company I worked for shut down, someone else bought the corpse then offered me temporary, day to day work. It's not a great offer.
>> No. 23046 Anonymous
7th September 2019
Saturday 9:54 am
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>>23045
No it isn't, but that doesn't make it "shit even for the game industry".

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>> No. 22839 Anonymous
29th May 2019
Wednesday 8:14 pm
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Allo .gs. I'm going to buy a Nintendo 64 for someone as a gift. I want it to connect to a Sony XF9005 TV.

I'm aware I'll need something like an A/V to HDMI converter, but I know these things can look shite if you don't do it right. Obviously it doesn't need to be crystal, but a good picture and sound would be nice. Is there a smart way of connecting it?

After having a Google I realise there are some interesting custom kits out there, like https://www.game-tech.us/product/ultrahdmi/, but that's a bit above my effort threshold at the moment. Any other recommendations?
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>> No. 22840 Anonymous
29th May 2019
Wednesday 8:19 pm
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Does your telly not have a composite video input? It'd seem to make more sense to just use that.
>> No. 22841 Anonymous
29th May 2019
Wednesday 9:49 pm
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>>22840

The coloured cables, you mean? As long as they haven't been removed in the most recent generation of flat screens... Even searching on specs websites hasn't made this entirely clear.

It's not my television so I can't check physically, unfortunately.
>> No. 22842 Anonymous
29th May 2019
Wednesday 9:53 pm
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They do specific ones aimed at the retro gamer. So long as you get one of those I don't think you can go far wrong, they usually also do stuff like compensate for frame delay, which is apparently a thing because analogue TVs at the time worked differently with the frame rate. You might have mixed results with a general purpose one.

When I was into retro games a few years ago the thing to get was called a Framemeister, but I'd imagine it has all moved on a bit now.
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29th May 2019
Wednesday 10:03 pm
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>>22841
The model you specified does have a composite video input.

https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/televisions/xf9005-series/specifications
>> No. 22875 Anonymous
8th June 2019
Saturday 5:16 pm
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I'm going to start this by saying that it's going to look like absolute arse unless you pay a lot of money. It looking blurry and shitty might all be part of the fun, but if you're interested in why your childhood memories are going to look like a smudgy mess on that TV then read on, I guess.

Converting old analogue signals to HD digital ones is just massively more difficult than you'd imagine. Upscaling a DVD to make it look "ok" on a 4K set requires a lot of post-processing, and the end result isn't ever great. All modern sets that have analogue inputs are tuned to this use case - they will process the fuck out of composite video in an attempt to make DVD/TV look passable.

Unfortunately, this means that the situation is significantly worse for retro games. The aforementioned post-processing tends to add hundreds of milliseconds of latency, which makes anything other than turn-based games pretty much unplayable. This can sometimes be fixed to some degree by enabling "game mode" on the TV, and that may be good enough if you're just messing around and don't care how things look. It doesn't address the issue of scan conversion and upscaling, i.e. how to take a ~320x240 analogue signal and turn it into a 3840x2160 digital signal, in 16ms or less. The Framemeister >>22842 mentioned does a good job of upscaling, and the OSSC is also great, but neither of these are the kind of thing you'd give as a gift.

To make matters worse, an un-modded N64 doesn't output anything better than s-video, and that TV doesn't seem to have anything other than composite. That'll be composite "240p", and most consumer sets make a right fucking mess of upscaling this. Early 3D games get a particularly hard time of this as the aliasing (jaggies on polygon edges) tend to be much more noticeable than in 2D art.

>I'm aware I'll need something like an A/V to HDMI converter
There are no cheap composite to HDMI converters that are worth buying; they are simply the same chip (very likely worse, in fact) that's in that Sony TV.

Getting an N64 to look anything other than absolute shite on a modern set is really pretty hard. I'll almost always go with the original hardware for nostalgia purposes, but for N64, I'll go for an emulator-loaded laptop every time (not least because of the framerate increases).

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>> No. 22775 Anonymous
1st April 2019
Monday 5:21 pm
22775 Pronouns in games
https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2019/03/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-gets-woke-with-pronouns-modern-day-politics-masculine-subversion/80691/

I don't mind this at all but I wish it would have some actual function rather than being there for the sake of it.
If you had cosmetic affects for instance, If I could choose my pronoun to be xer and I play some 'girl' with masculine features and that voice trans have then yea think this would be interesting.

What think?

(A good day to you Sir!)
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>> No. 22797 Anonymous
8th April 2019
Monday 8:53 pm
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>but at the same time you shouldn't moan about having LGBT culture 'rubbed in your face' simply because it exists (as a lad did above).

Whilst that is true, sometimes it purposefully is. I usually consider that something to do with the insecurity of the person who insists on the rubbing in their own identity more than anything whenever I've seen it. Kind of like how American Atheists seem to revel in an adversarial to Christian position.Among groups like the fet scene there is definitely regularly the obnoxious righteousness that goes with that kind of psychological insecurity, where the stance of indifferance isn't good enough for people.
>> No. 22798 Anonymous
8th April 2019
Monday 9:53 pm
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>>22796

Indeed, but I think in general it's easy to read things as an attack on LGBT stuff when in reality it is just somebody saying that's not really their thing. Which, as we've agreed on, is fine. The phrase he used was "rubbed in his face" but I didn't take that as a moan at LGBT people, just a general way of expressing it was like having a bit too much mayonnaise on his chips for his liking.

>>22795

Of course, but not everything has to be for everyone. It's just as valid for a straight bloke to go "no thanks, it's a bit gay for me" as it is for a gay lass to go "nah, it's not gay enough for me". Generally though I think if people are placing so much weight in their sexuality and how it defines them as a person, I feel they would be able to make bigger gains by putting their self-esteem in healthier things, than by the token gesture of having a game call them xe.

You don't hear me complaining that furries are under-represented. We still have to make the yiff mods ourselves damnit.
>> No. 22799 Anonymous
8th April 2019
Monday 11:02 pm
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I've avoided getting involved with this why can't we just talk about our RP adventures and Ventrue being best? and I don't know your LGBT resistance HQ but I used to frequent a gay-bar every month or so because I had gay friends. It was awkward at first but eventually I made friends with the other regulars and we got drunk and had a laugh as friends do.

This sounds more like the place you're going to is just full of dickheads who base their identity on being the other or you've not gotten to know anyone and therefore unconsciously see them as the other. I'd hazard the latter but there's always one person writing in the guardian. I mean, you're presumably a lovely couple so how is that different to any other bar? If you went with your boyfriend what would be different?

That said it's neither here nor there. We're talking about a game whose plot centres on an underground society of vampires and blood-magic. Although the franchise has a complicated relationship with sex it is generally assumed that vampires lack a sexual impulse and gender norms are irrelevant when you're a blood-thirsty predator. Pronoun choices are by extension irrelevant but there's absolutely no reason to tout it in this day and age unless they're going to make it a core part of the plot (which would ruin it) or otherwise use it to try and cover a bad game (the typical option).
>> No. 22800 Anonymous
9th April 2019
Tuesday 12:12 am
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That's mostly why it feels disingenuous, which was my point. Neither of us are the type to talk to strangers, so why are we there exactly when we could be anti-social in any pub we like?

It's because she doesn't want to feel like she's sold out by taking the dick.
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9th April 2019
Tuesday 12:19 am
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>>22799

>We're talking about a game whose plot centres on an underground society of vampires and blood-magic. Although the franchise has a complicated relationship with sex it is generally assumed that vampires lack a sexual impulse and gender norms are irrelevant when you're a blood-thirsty predator. Pronoun choices are by extension irrelevant but there's absolutely no reason to tout it in this day and age unless they're going to make it a core part of the plot (which would ruin it) or otherwise use it to try and cover a bad game (the typical option).

From what I remember of Masquerade, a young vampire has been dead for 25-50 years and usually several hundred, some of them living for thousands, slow to adapt to society as they become more reclusive, and becoming consumed by their bestial nature they hardly seem the sort to be on the cutting edge of progressive. They also referred to the ruler of the city as 'the prince' regardless of sex because such concepts were irrelevant to them.

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>> No. 22746 Anonymous
13th March 2019
Wednesday 12:39 pm
22746 ALL of the Halos are coming to PC
https://metro.co.uk/2019/03/13/halo-master-chief-collection-coming-pc-steam-along-halo-reach-8894588/

I'm genuinely chuffed about this. Playing Reach WITHOUT the awful frame drops and ugly motion blur is going to be heaven.

Unless they pack the release with micro transactions and I have to go on the kind of spree they don't give people medals for.
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>> No. 22756 Anonymous
14th March 2019
Thursday 6:43 pm
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The visuals are very memorable and unique*, from the colourful guns and enemies to the beautiful sky boxes, you've got a quality campaign (at least until 4) and the multiplayer is probably the most fleshed out I've known in an FPS. Obviously it's all a matter of taste, but I also prefer the pace of the gunfights over Quake or Counter Strike, which were always 2fast4me even before I hit the e-sports retirement age I'm at now. But going back to how diverse the multiplayer can be, you could probably edit player speeds, health and weapon damage to have a Quake-like custom game mode quite easily, or just race ATVs, or get chased by an unkillable zombie ghost. Basically it can be anything you like, hopefully doubly so once it's on PC.

*Yes, I am aware they cribbed plenty of ideas also.
>> No. 22757 Anonymous
14th March 2019
Thursday 6:58 pm
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I played the first Halo recently for the first time since it came out, and I was surprised by how open it was. It has the reputation for the dumbing down of FPS games, but even early missions don't hold your hand with excessive way points like modern games have.
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14th March 2019
Thursday 7:07 pm
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>>22748

The one thing it probably did better than anything else is AI. It feels believable for reactions in a war zone, each type of creature has it's own personality that comes through. I don't recall anything doing as good of job of it before or since.
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14th March 2019
Thursday 7:25 pm
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All of this. I remember the Halo series being the first games in a long, long time that really made me want to play through them on every difficulty and get all the achievements and all that. There's nothing that brings four hopeless nerds together like spending days or weeks trying to get the LASO achievements. The AI really helped with that, it wasn't just "more" enemies running at you, they were actively more aggressive.

More than anything else, the appeal of Halo to me was that I grew up with it. It's a game I could play in my room on my little 14" telly, I didn't have to borrow the family PC and sit in the living room and all of that, it was mine. Even if the games were shite I'd probably still have that feeling, but they also happened to be very good.

Halo is also the reason a lot of my online life exists, I have friends I made on Xbox live before it was even called Xbox live, that I still talk to today. I have friends from the Rooster Teeth and Machinima communities, both companies that simply wouldn't exist without Halo. It was a Big Deal for console gaming back then and that won't be forgotten easily by someone my age.

Halo CE being on PC, and able to run directly from a flash drive was excellent craic too. We used to just play each other in it in school/college computer labs when nobody was looking.
>> No. 22761 Anonymous
16th March 2019
Saturday 5:10 pm
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>>22752
> "God, this reminds me of how much fun I had with UT back in the day!"
Same, that's why I've been replaying UT99 recently. Got to the DM-Phoboss, getting massively wrecked there.
I also have the GOTY edition which sadly has some decent DM maps replaced by some other ones that I like less.

Sort of want to play UT2004 again too. I have my reservations though, as I remember the 2004 was pretty intense too and somehow differently intense. For example, in UT99 the November Sub Pen CTF map had the most vicious combat situations right in the middle. In 2004, the middle seemed to be rather dead. There were more 'tension pockets' across the map, the overall pressure just wasn't there.
It also felt a bit more Quake-ish in general to me.

Thanks for the comments. Perhaps I'll find some time to try it if it really comes to PC.

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>> No. 22292 Anonymous
17th February 2018
Saturday 11:27 pm
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>> No. 22293 Anonymous
19th February 2018
Monday 7:21 pm
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Nope. Nope. As soon as I heard his voice, I stopped the video. Not watching that.
>> No. 22294 Anonymous
19th February 2018
Monday 7:40 pm
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>>22293

Good for you, it is badly delivered meandering tedious crap.
>> No. 22295 Anonymous
20th February 2018
Tuesday 2:16 pm
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I thought it was a very well made review of an existential masterpiece of a game.
>> No. 22296 Anonymous
20th February 2018
Tuesday 3:42 pm
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I've watched a lot of Kim Justice videos in the past and they've always been very good, not seen that one mind.
>> No. 22731 Anonymous
21st February 2019
Thursday 7:49 pm
22731 Dave Perry
I'll just leave this here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i62K01nSla4

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