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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. 23592 Anonymous
25th April 2020
Saturday 1:54 pm
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Working link: https://discord.gg/SCN3E56
>> No. 23631 Anonymous
5th May 2020
Tuesday 10:54 am
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Talking Discord briefly; do server admind and mods see IP addresses and other metadata? Can they see what time members log in and out of the server, even when they don't talk?
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5th May 2020
Tuesday 1:10 pm
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>>23631
>do server admind and mods see IP addresses and other metadata?
No.
>Can they see what time members log in and out of the server, even when they don't talk?
Typically yes, everyone can. Most servers have automatic welcome messages and some also have automatic farewell messages which show when users enter or leave (but not come online/offline). The gs one doesn't have that, at least not one that's visible to users right now.
>> No. 23635 Anonymous
5th May 2020
Tuesday 1:12 pm
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>>23633
That's what they want you to think. because it is true

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>> No. 19768 Anonymous
6th February 2015
Friday 8:29 pm
19768 What are you playing right now?
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. 24377 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 9:22 pm
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Among Us is very fun. It's pretty much a multiplayer Chatoom Mafia game with extra visual and proximity mechanics - you run around solving simple puzzles to land your spacecraft while trying to figure out which one of the crew is killing the rest. When you find a corpse, you have a choice to reporting it and discussing who might be responcible for causing it. You can also call an emergency meeting for similar purposes, after which you vote on who to throw out the airlock. There are security cameras for you to spy on suspicious crew memebers, facilities useful for proving your innocence, and other cool little things to engage with while the killer is on the loose.

It's pretty much a light experience of what I imagine Space Station 13 to be like. If you find a group willing to perform some light roleplay and actually discuss who the 'Imposter' could be it's a very fun experience. There are plenty of morons though who just want to push through the game as fast as they can and completely miss the point of discussion. Thankfully, the different maps seem to apeal to different types of player - the spaceship map has offered the most engaging players and actual intelegent social dynamic from my experience.

For just a few quid it's really worth it. I've probably played over 6 hours today [spoiler]Go on, judge me[/i].
>> No. 24378 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 9:29 pm
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>>24377
>[spoiler]Go on, judge me[/i].

Oh, I shall.
>> No. 24379 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 9:33 pm
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>>24378
>intelegent social dynamic
>> No. 24380 Anonymous
20th September 2020
Sunday 10:02 pm
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>>24379
Well, have you played it? We're not exactly discussing philosphy or whatever you twats do in univercity but can be a great deal more engaging than anything else I've played.
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20th September 2020
Sunday 10:06 pm
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>>24380
It may do, I'm just being pedantic about how you couldn't spell "intelligent" and now I'm going to expand it to "philosophy" and "university". That's only spelling though, it doesn't really reflect on intelligence beyond retention of really specific forms of information.

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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. 24354 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 12:10 am
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>>24350
Has any version topped the original? Just curious considering its widely regarded as a masterpiece.
>> No. 24355 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 12:21 am
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>>24354
RCT2 is the best one, but 3 is still pretty decent.
>> No. 24371 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 3:44 pm
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>>24352
Can I just say I only had to look up one thing on the web about Subnautica and that was where the Big Sub bits were, which it turned out I'd been past half a dozen times already I just hadn't been paying attention. I'm not saying that to be smug, I just think it gives you exactly the right amount of info, both in speech, text and visuals so that you know what you need to do.

Cracking fun, the biggest of recommendations from me too. I couldn't stop smiling when I got the Big Sub.
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18th September 2020
Friday 3:47 pm
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>>24371
It'll never beat Sub Culture.
>> No. 24373 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 7:19 pm
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>>24372

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>> No. 24177 Anonymous
25th August 2020
Tuesday 9:58 am
24177 new graphics card
I'm in the market for a new graphics card - I believe that the RTX 2060 family is the one to go for, but would appreciate any advice/experience - there seem to be millions of versions, all with pretty small variations. Pictured is the ASUS one I am thinking of.

Don't want to spend much more than 500 quid.

What would you buy in this price range?
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>> No. 24366 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 12:46 pm
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>>24364

Arabs think we smell of milk. I'm starting to see a pattern.
>> No. 24367 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 1:14 pm
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X group smells to Y group of most pungent food X eats a lot of that Y doesn't, shocker.
Not sure where the 'wet dog' smell fits in there.
>> No. 24368 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 1:25 pm
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>>24367
Black people smell like cocoa butter (which they don't eat) and not fried chicken grease though.
>> No. 24369 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 1:31 pm
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>>24357

Are you the same lad who always posts things like "nuke the West Riding" in response to things that had nothing to do with West Yorkshire?
>> No. 24370 Anonymous
18th September 2020
Friday 1:33 pm
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>>24368
s/eat/consume

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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. 24344 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:15 pm
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>>24328

> Same with Kindle and to a certain extent iPhones - when you control the only means of getting content onto the devices [...]

My current Kindle is from ~2014 and the one before that was the original 3g one from 2010 so I'm not exactly up to date with the latest devices, but at least with the older ones you could just plug them into your computer with a USB cable and copy over whatever PDF/mobi files you'd downloaded from the interwebs / bought on other ebook stores over to it.
>> No. 24346 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 9:27 pm
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>>24344
My ancient kindle with a physical keyboard died recently, and I can confirm that on the new one (which incidentally feels like cheap, flimsy, low grade plastic shit compared to the old one) I was able to copy my extensive collection of Victorian literature and Linux user manuals in this way without issue.
>> No. 24348 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 10:25 pm
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>>24332
That article ignores the 30% fee Apple charges on all Appstore and in-app transactions.
>> No. 24349 Anonymous
17th September 2020
Thursday 10:28 pm
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>>24343
>built around being a gateway drug

It's absolutely no secret - Bezos calls it the flywheel.
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19th September 2020
Saturday 4:11 pm
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>>24348
Point is that they aren’t taking a loss on the initial purchase, unlike the traditional razor and blades strategy.

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>> No. 23979 Anonymous
16th July 2020
Thursday 6:58 pm
23979 MS Flight Sim 2018
I am strangely excited about the upcoming launch of the new Flight Simulator. Already have a very good X-Plane setup, but they seem to have done a right number on the FS scenery this time, albeit an initial 90Gb (!) install.

Anyone else, at all? Gonna need a bigger PC.
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>> No. 23991 Anonymous
17th July 2020
Friday 9:21 am
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>>23990
There are more expensive editions which contain more planes and more unique airports. I think the edition with the most stuff is about £110.
>> No. 23992 Anonymous
17th July 2020
Friday 9:41 am
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I've seen this "it's a sim so we can charge you 'sell a kidney' prices" lots and I was wondering if anyone knows whether it's just a cash grab, they won't sell as many copies as CoD or the MCC so they have to charge more to break even or are there actually additional costs involved with making sims that justify higher prices for the customer? It seems to me that it's often just a case of a captured audience who can't "vote with their feet" because some sims have de facto or near monopolies on their genre.
>> No. 23993 Anonymous
17th July 2020
Friday 10:01 am
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>>23992
The standard edition of Flight Sim is among the 100+ games you can play for a month for £1 and £4/month thereafter.
>> No. 23994 Anonymous
17th July 2020
Friday 11:02 am
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>>23992

They're a for-profit company, they're just charging as much as they think they can get away with.

I've got no problem with DLC in principle, but I hate day zero DLC and "premium editions". Salami-slicing a game on release day just feels grubby and exploitative, especially when you're parcelling off some of the most desirable content.
>> No. 24175 Anonymous
23rd August 2020
Sunday 10:59 pm
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I enjoyed watching this one.

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>> No. 24121 Anonymous
11th August 2020
Tuesday 11:58 pm
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Fuck this game is good.

Makes Sekiro seem like a leisurely stroll. Most fun I've had in my living room since the missus and I christened the new sofas.
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>> No. 24147 Anonymous
19th August 2020
Wednesday 6:00 am
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A bit of pushing, grabbing and shoving seems to be not so much bellendery as an integral part of the game.

I also don't think it counts as bellendery if it isn't completely ruining the fun.
>> No. 24155 Anonymous
19th August 2020
Wednesday 1:17 pm
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>>24147
Yeah, that's fair enough. People do inevitably get salty about it though, you know the types.
>> No. 24159 Anonymous
19th August 2020
Wednesday 9:24 pm
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>>24147
>I also don't think it counts as bellendery if it isn't completely ruining the fun.

There is a lot to be said for a game where everyone gets to be a bellend.
>> No. 24160 Anonymous
20th August 2020
Thursday 1:36 am
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It's a beautiful British game by brilliant British boffins.

https://www.mediatonicgames.com/company
>> No. 24161 Anonymous
20th August 2020
Thursday 8:50 pm
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>>24160
I think The Pub Landlord was years ahead of its time.

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>> No. 24038 Anonymous
22nd July 2020
Wednesday 4:26 pm
24038 What are the absolute best RPGs?
Be they console FPS-RPG hybrids, or 90s style RTwP, linear turn based JRPGs, even pen and paper RPG systems, I'm open to anything.
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>> No. 24040 Anonymous
22nd July 2020
Wednesday 4:35 pm
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Oh, and can't forget the Yakuza games. They are more tenuously RPG in general, putting more effort on the brawling side, with the exception of the newest game, Yakuza : Like a Dragon, which is a turn-based party type one.
>> No. 24041 Anonymous
22nd July 2020
Wednesday 4:45 pm
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Candybox and Candybox 2.
>> No. 24043 Anonymous
22nd July 2020
Wednesday 5:26 pm
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>console FPS-RPG hybrids
* STALKER SoC / CoP
* Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
These are both a bit janky in their own ways, but atmospheric beyond words if you're lucky enough to make that emotional connection. They nail that feeling of coming into the world as a nobody and the satisfaction of learning to deal with strange situations. There are various 'unofficial' patches/mods around of varying quality, ask more if you're interested. Oh and how could I forget..
* Deus Ex

>90s style RTwP
*Baldur's Gate 2 is the classic of this genre
*Arcanum & Planescape are a bit more creative, and personal favourites of mine
but right now I'm loving Pathfinder: Kingmaker, it's a fresh take on a pure high fantasy romp. Character creation options overwhelmed me at first, so I made a pure good guy paladin; from this angle the content is very satisfying but I'm keen to go through it as a selfish dickhead and enjoy all that sweet, sweet reactivity I think is there

>linear turn based JRPGs
* Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne (released here as Lucifer's Call) can be found cheap for your old PS2. The game's (relative) brutality might put you off but it's the pinnacle of the genre for me. There are various other games, by the same developers, in the same vein, that are a bit simpler and more often recommended to newcomers. Like Digital Devil Saga, maybe a Persona game (which revolve around tedious delightful cringeworthy creative high school relationships content)
* Dragon Quest games (powerhouse in Japan) have a less interesting combat system and a more traditional setting. More classical fairy tale style, which may be fun escapism. Play if you want to live in world where the good guys always win in the end, there is always a magic harp to wake up the sleeping princess, and no person is truly evil, only misguided/manipulated and redeemed in the end

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>> No. 24044 Anonymous
22nd July 2020
Wednesday 6:12 pm
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>>24043
How could you forget System Shock under FPS.
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22nd July 2020
Wednesday 6:19 pm
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>>24044
I guess you could say it'll be a shock to his system when he realises he omitted that one.

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>> No. 23960 Anonymous
15th July 2020
Wednesday 12:57 pm
23960 Most disappointing game you've ever played?
Not necessarily the worst, but the game which failed to meet your expectations. For me it's a toss up between Brink and Kingdom Hearts 3. Brink had a really cool setting but it was a pretty mediocre team based FPS. I thought it would be the defining game of the time but it seemed to peter out within a matter of weeks. Kingdom Hearts 3 was an unsatisfying conclusion to ~15 years of build up, and has probably the worst story I've ever seen in a AAA production.

How about you lads?
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>> No. 24021 Anonymous
21st July 2020
Tuesday 5:47 am
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The music's great, and it looks lovely. It just didn't compel me to go back. When I finished it I was done. The other Mario games somehow make me want to pick them up again - just recently I played through Sunshine again, it's a fantastic game, and I'd just turned 18 or so it has some fun nostalgia in there for me. These days it's quite easy to get an SD card loader running on a Cube, which allows you to force various video modes and so on, but also allows you to change that stupid inverted horizontal look that Sunshine uses, with no option to change (same for FFXII if I'm not mistaken - it's one thing to invert by default, but give us an option for fuck's sake). Anyway just passing that on, as it made the difference between me dicking around for 15 minutes and moving on, vs. finishing the game.
>> No. 24023 Anonymous
21st July 2020
Tuesday 8:58 am
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>>24021
Funny you mention Sunshine, because that's my most disappointing Mario game.

To make one Super Mario Sunshine:

-Take Mario 64
-Give Mario a cleaning-dirt-with-water mechanic that gets used interestingly for about five seconds
-Replace Power Stars with 'Shines' except to get them you don't achieve interesting objectives in the world but enter mysterious caves and do self-contained platforming segments
-Replace Toads with 'Delfinos' who have even less personality and are apparently so unconcerned about their island being in jeopardy that they will hoard Shines until Mario does an errand

Honestly I've never felt a Mario game to be so phoned in.
>> No. 24025 Anonymous
21st July 2020
Tuesday 9:53 am
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>>24023
I think you could do a similarly reductivist take on any game, really. The beauty of Mario games is in the subtlety of control.

It is clunky in places, I'll grant you. Nearly 20 years old though, eh.
>> No. 24026 Anonymous
21st July 2020
Tuesday 10:10 am
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>>24025
It's not clunky though. It's polished, it's solid, it's fun to play on its own merits. What I'm saying is that it is a disappointing Mario game. It feels empty and devoid of character, like they couldn't give a toss while making it.
>> No. 24028 Anonymous
21st July 2020
Tuesday 11:44 am
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>>24026
What? It's full of character, and there's lots to do if you want to get all the shines or whatever.

There are places where it feels clunky - the camera trying to find the "right" place when in tight spaces sticks out especially. It's an early 3D game and you adjust your expectations accordingly.

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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. 23807 Anonymous
9th June 2020
Tuesday 7:55 pm
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>>23806

No bugger can spell it, or pronounce it for that matter.
>> No. 23814 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 2:57 pm
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>>23807
Very fair. It's not quite got the same ring to it as 'quick game of chess?'
>> No. 23821 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 8:12 pm
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>>23814

One of the big problems for the game of Go in the west is that it's basically ungoogleable.
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10th June 2020
Wednesday 8:21 pm
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>> No. 23898 Anonymous
23rd June 2020
Tuesday 1:05 pm
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Been playing Kingdomino, which is quite fun if you want a quick game that lasts about 10/15 minutes.

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>> No. 17330 Anonymous
10th November 2013
Sunday 8:14 pm
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Just finished The Last Of Us and I don't remember us having a thread about it, so what do you lot reckon?

Personally, it's gone right into the all time favorites and I award it a rare fanfuckingtastic out of 10. Amazingly well written and decently lengthy. Even if the story did pinch bits from plenty of other films & games.
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>> No. 22046 Anonymous
7th December 2016
Wednesday 10:03 am
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From what I remember the game "slightly" lets up on you there and gives you a bigger amount of stuff. Still have to make every shot count though.
>> No. 22047 Anonymous
7th December 2016
Wednesday 11:40 am
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Yeah it wasn't so bad. Having to do the whole of the hospital in one stretch was much more tricky.

I did the DLC afterwards (Grounded doesn't make much odds here, but it's still great), and then read the comics (eh... I've read worse). Now I'm really fired up for a game that's not going to be released for years.

Oh well.
>> No. 23595 Anonymous
27th April 2020
Monday 8:51 am
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So,pretty much everything from TLOU2, just leaked. Cutscenes start to finish, deaths and plotpoints. Be wary.
>> No. 23597 Anonymous
27th April 2020
Monday 11:30 am
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>>23595
I don't subscribe to the cult of spoilers. Seems like people live their lives in fear of one spoiler or another, but if you read them they can't hurt you anymore and you may realise the game you were looking forward to is a Rian Johnson tier subversive mess and your money would be better spent buying Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.

Hypothetically.
>> No. 23881 Anonymous
20th June 2020
Saturday 10:04 am
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Well.
Part 2 is a bit grim.

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16th June 2015
Tuesday 2:22 pm
20506 FF7 Remake
Hell has frozen over.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kznek1uNVsg
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>> No. 20533 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 7:22 pm
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I genuinely did not mean to call her Aerith.

That's what happens when so many people correct me when I say Aeris. Next I'll be saying Cloudu-San.
>> No. 20534 Anonymous
17th June 2015
Wednesday 9:26 pm
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>>20533
I just assumed you had a lisp.
>> No. 20535 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 12:46 am
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I think anyone who pays enough attention to E3/gaming news to have seen the FFVII trailer will understand the significance of it, regardless of age. Every review of a JRPG seems to mention FFVII, almost every list of top RPGs/Japanese games/video games in general has FFVII in the top 20. I think anyone who follows video games will understand why there's so much hype surrounding the trailer, even if they have never played the game and even if they weren't born until after it came out.

It's kind of like Ocarina Of Time, I know a lot of people who have never played it, but who say it's the best game of all time because it has a reputation of being as such.
>> No. 20537 Anonymous
18th June 2015
Thursday 1:15 pm
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>>20535
Yes, but IX is better.
>> No. 23877 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 2:38 pm
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It turned out shit.

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>> No. 22053 Anonymous
3rd February 2017
Friday 6:23 am
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Anyone else taken a crack at it?

My take is that, predictable gore aside, this is actually a pretty fucking weird game underneath. It's like they took the main elements of Amnesia etc and then added a bunch of Resident Evil details around the edges. Which sounds shit, but somehow they sort of made it work? Fuck knows how, but I'm up at 6AM playing it so there's definitely something there.

It couldn't be less like RE6 if it tried; it is different in every way. I'll give them credit for taking the risk on rebooting a franchise so hard.

I'm still not sure if I actually like it, though.
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>> No. 23413 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 7:22 pm
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it's an incredible, content packed, OTT action shooter with a million context based mellee attacks you might only ever see once but they went and animated them anyway. It's FUN, but it's so far from the early days of RE that it sent people a bit off.
>> No. 23416 Anonymous
3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:42 pm
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Why did they put this guy's picture up three times? Leon is unsure.
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3rd March 2020
Tuesday 11:45 pm
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>>23416
Lots of people have pictures of them up in multiple places, it just happens that in this case they're closer together.
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17th June 2020
Wednesday 2:51 pm
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Did anyone see the trailer last week for Resident Evil Village (Resi 8)? Looks intriguing. Ethan and Chris return, looks to be witchcraft and werewolves, set in a snowy European village with a large castle. It's nice to see them trying new stuff with 7 and 8 while sticking to their roots with the 2 and 3 remakes. Capcom are really on a roll lately.
>> No. 23873 Anonymous
18th June 2020
Thursday 11:38 am
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One of my weird guilty pleasures is watching people play these zombie games on youtube.

I hate watching these things, I don't get Twitch or anything like that yet did really enjoy some Youtuber playing through the one where they're in the deep south house.

Anyway, if there's a new one and somebody has a link to a play through please do share.

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12th March 2016
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I've recently bought a desktop computer, after using laptops for just over a decade, which means it's time to properly introduce my kids to computer gaming.

However, I'm incredibly out of the loop with this sort of thing. Which games would you recommend for children aged 6 and 9? I assume the likes of Command & Conquer, Sim City, Civilization, Rollercoaster Tycoon, etc. are still going strong. I'm about to install Steam so I'll have a browse on that - most of my friends still into gaming are raving about Rocket League at the minute.
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>> No. 23812 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 10:07 am
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It's a spin off which is basically a blocky Diablo clone with no depth.
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10th June 2020
Wednesday 2:18 pm
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>>23805
As somebody who's followed MC for years...
How the hell are you supposed to know about anything if you approach it completely new? Theres nothing at all to even suggest the Nether and the End exist etc.
>> No. 23815 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 3:36 pm
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>>23813
Playing on a server with people who have more experience, watching minecraft youtubers and/or reading the wiki.
>> No. 23816 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 3:59 pm
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>>23813
>>23815
Which sparks an interesting debate about what constitutes a playable game. If a game is presented to you in a purchasable package, but there is a whole website full of supplementary material not included in that package required to make the game enjoyable, is that fair? Do we just assume everyone has Internet access all the time from now on?

It's this kind of attitude that is spelling the death of the instruction manual. 'Oh just Google it'.
>> No. 23817 Anonymous
10th June 2020
Wednesday 5:54 pm
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>>23813

Minecraft has probably changed a lot since you last logged on. The game is still the same, but there's a tutorial of sorts now which show you how to punch a tree, build a workbench, and so on, and this is tied into the "advancements" which is like an achievement tree that if you followed completely, I think would bring you all the way to the End - I'm not sure how much these prompts will hold your hand or guide you, but they're there:

https://minecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Advancements

There's also a recipe book so you don't have to look up how to build everyfuckingthing like you used to.


I also just think it's a game thats always expected you to look stuff up. When I was into it ten or so years ago, you definitely had to tab out to a wiki or guide to play survival properly. Now, I feel like there are adequate in game resources to complete it unaided.

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