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R: 27 / I: 1

Overrated trash

This game sucks. The controls are slippery and stiff, the camera is obnoxious and the graphics are ugly and outdated.

This game is only popular because of nostalgia and shitty memes.
R: 102 / I: 24

Games you're currently playing

Nebuchadnezzar. Man this game caught me by surprise. Just found out about this title 2 days ago. It has been consuming my life like no other game in a very long time. I'm a fan of the old city building managers like Caesar and Cleopatra but this one really hit it for me. Starting with the setting. Ancient Mesopotamia is one of those historical periods I was always fascinated by but for whatever reason never actually got in the right frame of mind to really sit down and read about it more closely. Nebuchadnezzar is divided by campaigns where you manage important Mesopotamian cities, from the neolithic and early bronze age, all the way to late iron age and classical antiquity. From Sumerians to Neo-Babylonians.

If you have played some city management games before this, it will be familiar to you but there are some very charming things about Nebuchadnezzar that I quite enjoy it and makes it perhaps my favorite of the bunch. I think the most interesting thing about the gameplay is how insidious failure is. You make a mistake but it won't be obvious at all until your city starts to fall apart, very slowly at first and then a sudden collapse if you neglect to realize it in time. There's a fair amount of micromanagement here which makes your mistakes harder to notice. You are just busy doing something else, without realizing a crisis is coming your way. This aspect alone fascinates me but there's a lot more to it than that.

Now, I've never ran an ancient, craddle of civilization city in real life before but I imagine this game does a good job simulating that in some areas. For example the constant fight for adequate space. It's no coincidence all ancient civilizations began near a river. It's amazing what a logistical nightmare Nebuchadnezzar can become because of the location of a river. If you're not very careful with how you plan things out, you'll waste that very, very precious valley space and your entire city will be churning in pain as you try to avoid your citizens to run out of bread. There's a very satisfying learning curve here where each catastrophic failure will teach you very valuable lessons.

Speaking of failure, this game doesn't pull any punches. It's quite hard if you compare to most games these gays, even on normal setting. Just learning how everything works is not enough. It will also test your patience in a good way. The objectives for each campaign really test how well your city is running. One of the common goals in each mission is acquiring, and most importantly, maintaining prestige. Sure it's not that hard to have a bunch of high tier houses with good flow of goods pouring in, but how long can you actually keep it going while expanding? This complication reaches a whole new level when social castes are introduced in later missions, because then you'll be juggling around dozens of different resources and at any moment the supply line can become compromised. If people are unhappy they just start leaving the city behind. A sudden lack of manpower is usually how you find out you made a mistake.

It's quite funny actually, there's a short term solution to this but I just realized it about 12 hours into the game. I think it was mission 7, I was having people leaving the city and just for the fun of it I spammed a bunch of shacks, effectively bringing people in and patching up the problem until I could properly fix it. You can do that for peasants but you can't just spam upper class. Turns out bringing in a bunch of cheap labor can solve some of your problems. Not all, but some. I'm playing an old version of this game and there's no consequence to this but I read the new version introduce crime, disease and fires, so you probably will have a lot of problems bringing in a bunch of poor people, packing them into shanty towns with no bread or water and use them to build your glorious Ziggurat for almighty Ishtar. Well, you can always just delete them for no loss of prestige. I think there should be consequences to oblitarate thousands of people after forcing them to spend 10 years building your monument but apparently not. Not for the version I'm playing at least. This game is still in development, I'm sure they'll introduce something to remedy this. Still quite fun as it is.

The graphics are nice, nothing special. In fact I could not find a single enticing image of this game. I think the workers could use a little more animation variety but I'm not complaining. It's very reminiscent of old city builders like the Caesar games. You also won't get much art or nice mission accomplished screens but the very few illustrations there are are very good. The music is damn near perfect. Some of those tracks really convey that ancient mesopotamia feel. Nice tracks to listen to as you're constanly causing and subsequently averting logistical crisis on your supply lines just to increase the clay tablet production. What can I say, people are hungry for those Gilgamesh stories and they don't have the internet yet. Clay tablets it is.

I'm currently on my third attempt on a later campaign and I'm still having a blast. If you liked anything I said here, give it a try. This game is so damn comfy. I never thought running a Mesopotamian city could be so satisfying.
R: 31 / I: 0
The last time I upgraded my GPU I bought a GTX 1070. All these years later and I still feel like I don't need to upgrade anytime soon, runs everything I play perfectly… not that I give a shit about the latest AAA titles anyway.

20XX wasn't worth the upgrade to me, and 30XX is probably the last graphics card you'll ever need so congrats if you got one for a fair price.
R: 28 / I: 3
Any of the Donkey Kong games worth playing? I always heard the SNES and newer games are really good, but DK64 is quite polarizing.
R: 62 / I: 6

Were old games better?

I think there is just something “magical” about old games, like someone’s great ideas put in to the limitations of a early 2000s game engine that was handcrafted by a passionate nerd. I think limitations and those unique oversights/bugs were really what spawned great games.

These days it’s just like every single game is extremely high fidelity. We have more than enough resources to throw at anything now, there are almost no limitations, things are homogenized, most everything is running in Unreal or Unity engine.

It feels almost like the frontier of gaming is over, all that’s left is businessmen producing calculated slop over and over again, sequels on sequels. Devs these days aren’t building their dreams, they’re just building a paycheck.

What do you think? Was old really better or is it nostalgia
R: 149 / I: 56

Post in this thread when you finished a game.

Thread for games you managed to finish and your thoughts on it.


So I finished Amnesia Dark Descent yesterday. Horror is a favorite genre of mine in any media and this is a game I wanted to play for a long, long time now but several reasons, from depression to not giving a shit about games anymore, kept getting in the way. This is a spoiler free review of it.

It's the mid 1800s and you play as Daniel, a guy who went on an expedition in Africa and found something in a forgotten, ancient catacomb. The object is 'cursed' though, which prompts him to write letters to geologists, historians and anyone in Europe for help. A baron named Alexander writes back saying he can help and Daniel should go to his castle in Germany at once. You spend the entire game exploring the castle, its secrets, finding notes and letters that reveal more about the curse, the object, yourself and everything else. That's the premise of the whole thing.

As far as the story goes, it has a few nice ideas here and there but overall it's nothing too new or exciting. Here's where the magic of this game happens however. Everything this game does, it does it in an very brief, nice length measure, both with its story as well as with its gameplay. The story is fairly simple and straight forward, though you have to reach the end to realize that. It's entertaining because they didn't bloat it with any unnecessary fluff nor stretch it to pretend there's more than it actually is.

The gameplay is pretty much exploration/stealth on one side and puzzles on the other. Now, it's been a year since I played a game and I kinda had forgotten already how much video game logic there is in video games. Amnesia is particularly chock-full with video game logic. For example, during the entire game you need to keep close to light sources to keep your sanity up, but you can't just grab one of the thousands of candles or torches you find along the way, you need to use a lamp that burns oil extremely fast or keep lighting the candles with tinderboxes. Moving torches or candles is IMPOSSIBLE. Sometimes you'll need an object to solve puzzles, like using a hammer for example, but you can't use one of the several hammers you find lying around, or a rock for that matter, you need that one specific hammer you find in some other part of the map. You can't just use any iron bar, it has to be the 'right' iron bar. You can't just use any of the several jars or glasses on the floor, you need to find the right jar, and so on. It doesn't really bother me really, but it's funny how often this happens in this game.

Then you have the puzzles. I'm not sure most even qualify as puzzles, since most of them is just putting a gear in place. There's only two actual puzzles in this game imo, the other ones is more like busy work, but again, the magic of this game is doing everything in right quantities. It doesn't get dull because there's not enough of that to bother you. You can finish this in one sitting btw, it takes about 10 hours or so.

The last thing I want to comment on is the horror element, which is the biggest reason I even played this in the first place. Is it scary? Kinda, it manages to keep tension sometimes. It has all the nice elements. The music and voice acting is decent enough, the environment and story is nice but I guess I'm just too jaded to be scared of a game, but I like it really tries. For exemple, there's only ONE jump scare in this entire game, which shows the guys behind this project weren't going for the cheap sits here.

All in all, I enjoyed it. It's entertaining, doesn't overstay its welcome in any of its elements and there's a couple of things in that plot that I really enjoyed it. I really wanted to play a very scary game though and this one is not it unfortunately. I wonder if there even is a very scary game out there.
R: 13 / I: 0

Best Metal Gear game?

What's the best metal gear game in your guys opinions?
If you say shit like Metal Gear Survive or Acid im gonna buttfuck you
R: 3 / I: 0

PS3 hair dryer trick

How do you do the PS3 hair dryer trick? I have the yellow light of death.
R: 105 / I: 0

Video Game Music

last thread >>38161

I'm using this as background noise for the past week.
R: 58 / I: 5

“Skill-based matchmaking”

I've been trying new genres of games and as a lower skilled player the only thing that allows me to try these games in multiplayer is SBMM. I've tried games in the same genre without it, and the difference of what my true level is is palpable. I've been reading forum threads to see what the normies think about it. And one thing I've learned is that the type of gamers who post on forums, are usually not your typical average gamer, but more hardcore just to care enough to post. So often their complaints might be the opposite for a casual noob like me, and actually be to my benefit.

Its just an interesting exercise in hypocrisy and the golden rule with the SBMM bitching. They don't like being hunted by the sharks, but complain that they can't have a "casual relaxing" game of hunting guppies. Theres no self-awareness of staring into the mirror, of what a hell being around people like themselves is.

I used to have this fantasy of all the Nietzschean ubermen, will to power, will to dominate types being sent to their own Mad Max island where they can dominate each other. Wolves eating wolves. But it seems its not every fun to be on a diet of wolfmeat, they need some nonconsenting sheep too. I've seen some proposals for a more voluntary SBMM. But the self-aware among them, admit that most casuals would choose it, and so they'd still be in the same box. Basically they want casuals to be forced to play with them.

It just fascinating to see in the gaming world, how ubermen feel about being sent to my Mad Max island where wolves can only eat other wolves.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgq5w8/why-players-blame-skill-based-matchmaking-for-losing-in-call-of-duty

https://www.denofgeek.com/games/call-of-duty-skill-based-matchmaking-sbmm-controversy-explained/
R: 129 / I: 11

first-person shooters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_first-person_shooters

What are some FPS you like?

What are some casual and easy FPS?

Which have the most massive epic MMO battles?
R: 38 / I: 1

will this game be trash like BF5

does anyone think that this game is going to be a garbage fire like battle field 5
R: 91 / I: 12

games you used to like, but don't anymore

are there any games you used to like, and you replayed them and realized they were bad?

shin megami tensei strange journey was in my top 5 games of all time list back in 2012 to 2018.
i replayed it this year and it's so much easier and braindead than i remembered, i think i became more skilled at turn-based games and at exploring maps and conserving MP, and this game just offers no difficulty whatsoever for me now and i steamrolled through all fights. i remember when i first played the game, horkos was so difficult that i died to him 8 times in a row. when replaying i killed him in like 5 turns. it is a simplistic game for babies. play wizardry 8 if you want a hard turn based experience.

or how about dead rising? this is another game that i considered infallible art, i bought an xbox just to play this game back in the day. when replaying its HD rerelease on PS4, all of the psychopaths are way less interesting than i remember them being, the dialogue isn't even cheezy or fun, it's just melodramatic. dead rising 2 is superior in just about every single way with much more effort put into balance and content quality and quantity. and the funny thing is, i didn't even like dead rising 2 at launch. it makes me feel like i've evolved as a person.

maybe i will add more later as i think more on this subject.

let me know if this has happened to you.
R: 62 / I: 5

Free Game Deals

This is a thread for sharing free game deals you find on the Internet.

Currently Control is free on the epic games store.
R: 113 / I: 13

Action Platformer general

I've been playing a lot of Megaman X lately. My favourite game in the series is X4. What do you guys think? Also, just action platformer thread.
R: 13 / I: 1

Sports games

Does anyone else really enjoy playing sports games? Pic related and NFL 2K5 are the best ones ever made.
R: 9 / I: 1

Wizard 101

Has anybody here ever played this game before? What did you think of it?
R: 4 / I: 0

COOP games

Does anyone want to play something like DRG or Ratclick together?
Feel free to add me if you're on EU (due ping).
https://steamcommunity.com/id/somewherethere
R: 21 / I: 0

NFT Games

Are you guys playing any NFT game right now?

Leave here the name of the game and tips for wizards who are starting to play NFT games.
If you think NFTs are a scam, leave here why and explain to us.
R: 15 / I: 1

Life Sims game discussion

I wanted to make a thread talking talking about life Sim games stuff like Harvest Moon/Stardew Valley/The Sims/Animal Crossing.Lets discuss some of the ones we have been playing lately.
R: 174 / I: 65
I seriously want to play fighting games but i fucking suck at them, how do i get good?
R: 2 / I: 0

Reviving an Old Legend!

Thought about going back to play Carmageddon again
And boy oh boy
It is a joy to play.

Since most nu-games don´t have that "feel" i decided to say fuck it and went straight to GOG.com to get this game for PC.

I´m playing on my Windows XP computer.
Now making fraps videos with it.
https://rumble.com/vr62ux-carmageddon-ii-carpocalypse-now-pc-lamb-ogenie-vs.-roll-up-roll-over...-gro.html

Currently using Zeckensack´s glide wrapper.
The sense of speed is amazing with this one.

Here are the specs i got on this machine:
Windows XP SP3 /32 Bits
Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 CPU 3.33GHz
2GB RAM
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 660

The games i have installed ALL run like butter, even while on fraps.
R: 127 / I: 6

Moving over to console gaming

Back when I was a teenager I thought that I would be a PC gamer forever, because PC gaming was superior in my mind, probably had a little to do with 4chan memes too. But I am starting to change opinion, a console is looking more and more attractive now that I'm older. I don't really care about hardware anymore, it feels like things move so fast now, I don't even know what the newest hardware is and whatever it is it is way too expensive. I just wanna lounge on a couch and play games with a controller and not worry about hardware specs or compatibility or whatever, just have fun.

So the thing is, I don't know anything about console gaming, haven't owned one since the ps2. Is there anything I should know? What sort of gamers does each console cater to? What does each console offer? How long are console's life-spans these days? Is it too late to get in on the current gen? I would like anyone to describe their joys with console gaming.
R: 301 / I: 46

RuneScape

Any runescape players, in particular OldSchool players around?

Just curious what others think of the game, or what you're up to. I've been working on an account thats 2.1k total levels now and the game is a lil stale, I've never really dabbled in bossing or pvp and I'm mainly just an afker and skiller. Considering making an ironman or something
R: 326 / I: 55

game recommendations

in this thread, ask other wizards for game recommendations

i am looking for a game that is
*single player
*not normalfaggish
*comfy
*immersive
*timekilling
R: 38 / I: 9

My current setup

Look at those two beauties, with a brand new case. The XP looks awesome in that white case.

Ready to rock n´roll.



I switched the monitor back again to the asus monitor, since i´ll have to change the resolution in most games that have 1280x960p since the HP Omen doesn´t support that resolution, and i get an error in return. ( NFS Carbon for ex. )



What the HP Omen has is 1280x800p which is different, the asus monitor doesn´t have that one.

If i were to put those games in 1280x720p, then everything will be compatible when switching back.

Both monitors support 1280x720p.



That´s about it.

The other case is where i keep my Win10, which is 100% custom and offline. ( a pirate bay station basically )
R: 29 / I: 4

Wasting money on games/ addiction?

Does anyone here have problems with overspending in in game spending, such as freemium, free to play, microtransactions etc? As well as problems of addiction? gotcha games etc.
R: 42 / I: 2

Buying a gaming laptop

What to consider when choosing a gaming laptop? I've looked around some guides and have a vague idea, but I'd like to get some thoughts from experienced gamers. There's so much to choose from. I've been wageslaving for two years to save up for this and I really don't want to mess up. My budget is about 1500 usd, maybe a little more.

I'm looking for the best price-to-performance ratio. I don't want to pay for frills, I just want my games to run. I also don't play FPS, mostly strategy games, if that matters. I also don't stream or anything like that. Portability doesn't matter.

Is there a big difference between laptop and desktop? Does a laptop cost much more than a desktop of similar performance? I can't buy desktop because I have nowhere to put it.

Very thankful for any advice.
R: 8 / I: 2

Puzzle Games

Do you like puzzle games? I want to get into puzzle games but I feel like I am too stupid or like I'm too old to get into them now, but they look appealing to me with lots of bright colors and casual play. I think the only puzzle game I played a little is tetris but I suck at it and I can't strategize fast enough. And maybe bubble bauble when I was a really youn kid but I don't know if that is a puzzle.

Are there any puzzle games I'm missing? What's your favorite?
R: 4 / I: 0

MOON: The Anti-RPG

What do you guys think about MOON: The Anti-RPG? Toby Fox used it as inspiration for UNDERTALE. I see similarities in both their mysterious, answer-all powers like Determination and Love.
R: 242 / I: 151

Twitch Thread

Feel free to plug your own stream here, discuss channels, streamers and so on.

Currently active wizstreamers
https://www.twitch.tv/bozdogan123
https://www.twitch.tv/jedahthedestroyer
https://www.twitch.tv/ppbadly
R: 21 / I: 1

Investing into gaming

Hi everyone,

Was investing into gaming worth it as a hobby? I know a lot of this is pretty intuitive - video games are fun, and investing in expensive hardware to really enjoy them is worth it. But how has it been for you long term gamers? I ask because I have realize that my life is extremely boring and I don't enjoy anything, so I'm considering of getting into gaming.
R: 80 / I: 2

Undertale

So what other Wizards think about it? Personally I played it completly and I liked it.
R: 22 / I: 6

Game development

I believe there used to be a thread for this but I cant find it, apologies if there is one.
Any wizzies interested in game dev?
Discuss tools, post progress, etc
R: 10 / I: 5

Grand Strategy

Chose a random nation, Bosnia. Got a gold province, Kosovo. Going to conquer Venice soon.
Just pulled off the slickest move on my entrance into Italy. The Papal States had a peasants war, so rebels ended up beginning sieges in all 3 of their forts and each time I took over when they were about to fall. A good player can fight tough wars, a great player can create easy wars.
R: 25 / I: 8

Games You Wish Were Not Canceled

Hello everybody, in this thread I would like you to talk about games you kept an eye on but eventually got canned. Not just (potential) masterpieces, just titles that stirred your interest for one reason or another. Here's mine:
1) Timesplitters 4 ( https://www.unseen64.net/2009/03/24/time-splitters-4-x360ps3-cancelled/ ): I really enjoyed the trilogy and feel quite nostalgic about its satire. Nowadays it's harder to take things lightly
2) The Dark Knight ( https://www.unseen64.net/2009/03/31/batman-dark-knight-x360ps3-cancelled/ ): Do you remember the 2008 Batmania? I remember it fondly! I was eagerly waiting to play the game after watching the movie (and eating the pizza: http://channel13metal.blogspot.com/2012/01/dominos-gotham-city-pizza.html )
3) Chrono resurrection ( https://chrono.fandom.com/wiki/Chrono_Resurrection ): This one, a fan project, was supposed to recreate Chrono Trigger in 3D. Square Enix sent a "cease and desist". They could have picked it up à la Valve with Counter Strike, if you ask me.
R: 33 / I: 6

Best PSP games

What were the best, more immersive games for PSP i can download. Good storyline, lots of gameplay, good soundtrack and such
R: 301 / I: 68

Games you're currently playing

Previous thread
>>48988

Was a pretty good thread last time just discussing what you guys are playing.
I see no reason not to have another.
R: 4 / I: 0

Fallout

What is it about Bethesda games that drive titty modders towards them? Can't believe I have to wait for Fallout 5 to come out just to get some good mods out of 4. If you don't believe me, check out New Vegas mods
now compared to before 4 if you remember, it was nothing but female body and titty mods. But in all seriousness, I had decided to play FO3 to FO4 about a week ago, and I just got to Fallout 4 and I have to say the
gameplay is leagues ahead of the previous games. It was amazing for what it is, and I feel more of the hardcore fans rejected it because of the throwaway script they paid for to test out the capabilities to their
new engine. But it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know Fallout 4 was a test game and it delivered. The movement no longer feels like you're on an ice rink, the firearms have more substance, the movement feels
way more grounded, the pipboy being 100% controllable with the organic movement keys all blended in to give a perfect gameplay experience. This feels like Bethesda's GTA III where they finally got flavor down.

My experience with 3 was funny, because I started with New Vegas first unfortunately. 3's gameplay was rough, but the story, atmosphere, and setting was peak entertainment. I can say without a shadow of a doubt the
only problem 3 had if you exclude the technological/graphical restriction for it time is the lack of ADS; which can be fixed easily with an ADS mod. So technically Fallout 3 is currently the best out of the lot. Its
locations are much more interesting, the DLC's were a lot more fun, and the characters were a lot more engaging. New Vegas was fun as well, the ADS was a great improvement. But to me at least the story was a bit cut
and dry, the idea of survival without the ability to form campsites, on top of the scarcity of campsites was a bother, the weapons damage system was funky and broken half the time; one minute you're hitting headshots
the next you're missing point blank or somehow the enemies armor refuses to be ignored even if you have the right bullets. It tried to do too much and ultimately a lot of mechanics in the game went unused. The DLC's
were definitely all a slog as well, which was the most surprising. I didn't like any of them, they weren't fun and by the time I got them I had mentally checked out. Did not give a single fuck about Ulysses and his
schizo rambling, skipped through every conversation with the robots, rolled my eyes at the burned mans diatribes, and absolutely loathed the casino dlc. All in all, New Vegas' saving grace was gameplay, and that was 50/50.

Fallout 4, ignoring the main storyline, is the best Fallout so far. The Nuka World DLC was one of the funnest DLC's I've played second only to Point Lookout which is cheating because Point Lookout is one of the greatest DLC's in history so far.
R: 20 / I: 1

Playing online with a wizard group?

How possible do you think it would be to assemble a group of wizards together to play an mmo or similar co-op type of game? I tried years ago and many years before than and I never managed to get more than 3 or 4 people to play at one time. Do you think this is an impossible goal? I sit at my pc basically all day long, I don’t see why there aren’t any other wizards in just the same situation who could have fun playing some casual game together. Of course the games would have to be playable without voice chat but there is plenty of those I think.
R: 16 / I: 0
GTA trilogy looks like absolute dogshit.

I know it's just a remaster but the graphics are god awful for 2021. I expected something like RDR2 or GTA V, not something that looks like a PS3 game at best.

Furthermore the soundtrack has been gimped because the licenses haven't been renewed for all the songs due to royalty fees. I know you can just look those songs up on youtube or whatever but still.

And the games being censored. A confederate flag T-shirt has been redesigned into a skull.

I'm not even willing to pirate it.
R: 13 / I: 1

last 2 years of PC

Were there any good PC games released in the last 2 years?

I had no devices for this time. Now I have a new PC and can't even think of what to play.
R: 36 / I: 5

listening to videos while gaming

hello fellow wizards, i was wondering if you knew some good wizard related audios to listen for long session gaming that doesn't require your full attention like grinding for example.
any recommendation is welcome.
R: 37 / I: 5

Genshin Impact

Is anyone playing this game? It is free so I started playing it a few days ago and I thought it was stupid, but I kept playing it anyway because my brain told me to and now I think it's pretty enjoyable.

If you haven't played and want a description from me, here it is:

Genshin is like the original Guild Wars with it's mostly single player explorable world, except this game doesn't have multiplayer city hubs, instead there is just a list of players and friends and you can hop in to their world and play with up to 3 other people.

It is visually pleasing, it has a gacha system for unlocking new characters and I guess if you want you could also spend thousands of dollars to get the best gear possible

The quests are alright, there are quests that tell you where to go exactly, quests that tell you the general area to go, and some quests that give you a clue to solve by yourself.

There are life skills in game like mining, cooking, alchemy, forging, and housing.

The combat is a little clunky if you are just playing by yourself but I think it would be fun if you had a full party because it's based on elemental interactions and some characters need to aim which is hard when monsters are running at you.


Ok so that's all I know so far, does anyone want to play? Or maybe there is a jaded veteran here that can tell everyone why it's bad? Well, either or.
R: 37 / I: 8

survival horror games

https://youtu.be/J_Pe4no4Pbo?t=18

this is the first game i ever played where serial killers are the bosses of the game
R: 19 / I: 3
What games define you? What are the games that left an impact on you, that you'll never forget? It honestly didn't take me long to figure it out for myself. An honorable mention and 10th would be MGSV for me as well.
R: 8 / I: 1

Asking for opinions

I've never played Metroid Samus Returns on the 3ds. Should I? You people are the only virgins I trust
R: 29 / I: 9

Just some random questions, some feedback to which would make me feel less alone.

The first big one being, how many games do you finish a year? This is the one I really want an answer to. Getting some answers/feedback to all the others provided below would also be appreciated.

How long is your backlog? Does it feel like a burden to you & do you chastise yourself for not clearing more games that you have on the back burner? Are you like me and is it an obsessive matter that you can't shake even if you want to? Do you find anhedonia makes finishing games or working through your backlog immensely difficult? Do you even bother with a backlog?

Do you feel as if time is running out, either with your current life situation, or with society at large, and you'll never get around to playing certain games you might really enjoy? Do you ever procrastinate playing these sorts of games, even if you know you'll probably enjoy them, merely because it feels like too much effort?

Do you still enjoy gaming? Do you bother to play a lot of different games, or do you just stick to a couple old reliables & don't bother with the rest? What about the classics? Have you played them all? Do you even want to play them all? If not, don't you feel like you're missing out? Is FOMO a concern when gaming for you? Is FOMO a concern in other forms of media, like films or anime or whatever else?

Do you ever have the need to prove yourself when gaming? Does a sense of pride or validation from straining yourself ever factor into how effectively you're able to enjoy yourself? Do you care about how well you do, even if it's in a non-competitive experience like a single player game? Are you like me and, at least in a subtle way, push yourself so you can meet your own standards and therefore feel better than other people because of how good you think you are?

Do you find your skills degrading as time goes on? Are there certain genres, or games, that you simply couldn't see yourself as playing anymore?

Did you ever waste a lot of time playing stuff you didn't enjoy? Do you still find yourself doing this? If so, do you feel as if that has partially hindered your ability to derive satisfaction from the past time? Do you feel anhedonia is inevitable? If so, do you feel as if anhedonia becomes a new normal & that it will forever hang over you like a dark rain cloud, even outside of gaming?
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2013 is the year gaming in the west died. The shitty business practices of lootcrates and paywalls became common place, low effort quirky indie games became popular. And the government/whatever boogieman you fear, finally after nearly 3 decades of constant shitting on and denouncing of video games realized that they can shill propaganda through this medium of entertainment. Every game since has been infected by this, vidya became fully mainstream. You can argue that it became mainstream much earlier but 2013 is when it began to come full circle. Whats even worse is they are pressuring the east to conform to western standards. We have seen the glory days of vidya for sure. Its only more downhill from here.
gif unrelated.
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theres a thing called openra it lets you play red alert for free its p good
https://www.openra.net/
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What game marked the death of video games for you as a hobby?

For me it's always been Tekken 6.

It was the last game I've ever felt any hype for, the last one I was truly excited for.
Back in college 2008, back when I still had friends, we used to meet up after school at the nearest arcades, then we started meeting up at the arcades early every weekend, when the game came out for consoles 2009 I was the one of the first of us to have a copy.
We started skipping class and going back and forth to my place mid-day to play.
I've had a lot of memories tied to this game so to speak, but after this I've never been as engaged and excited for a game since, the last game I was excited over was Kingdom Hearts 2 with my cousins and classmate.

Sure I can still sit down and enjoy newer games, I can still spend hours on end on older games, but this game marks the end of an era for me in games, it reminds me that I'm no longer part of the demographic that developers make games for; that I'm no longer a part of the target audience.
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Hentai games

fuck nothing feels good anymore anime vidya or anything i dont feel anything but dread and i get pains in my stomachs all the fucking times , i started playing these h games called ai shoujo and honey select 2 and jerked off a lot, u can make 3d anime succubi in them, and i beat my dick so hard but i feel rpetty depressed but that game was pretty fun so i reccomend it to any bros here
pic related is an anime succubus u can make and fuck in hs2 and ai shojou
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Games with communities

Over the last few days I've been reading up on World of warcraft drama. Different guilds which fell apart (often due to succubi) and how various guilds fell from grace and disbanded. It reminded me of a time when guilds were a thing and people made friends with randoms in game and adventured together. It's made me wonder if any games exist today which still have a social aspect at all. Has discord destroyed in game communities and text chat to the point where it's possible?
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How to get back into enjoying videogames

I've started to feel like playing games are a choir now for the past 2 or 3 years. Downloaded Day of Defeat: Source again to play a little but I know I'll eventually get tired of it. After that, I'll enter another cycle of finding a videogame that fills the void inside of me that reminds me that I'm that my hobbies I've enjoyed as a kid and a young teenager have passed. I think what I'm trying to say is how to do you deal with this situation and is it really possible to find other hobbies if you have the attention span of a gerbil.
Wasnt sure if I should have posted here on this board but if mods want to move it to the other board it's fine.
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>tfw i didn't get a ps3 until december 2011

who else here missed out or was late to the party
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Why does every indie game that isnt about "muh depression and mental illness" or a tranny platformer that talks about how hard it is to be a LGBT person is destined to fail and fall into obscurity?
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Interesting video game videos

I'm looking for Youtube channels or just single videos which provide detailed analysis about the story/gameplay/game design/whatever of video games or just interesting theories, facts and other stuff like that. I don't really know how to explain it any better so I'm just gonna link a few examples.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp4-9G47uF0 (Oblivion analysis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X2tiINl-X8 (Nier Automata analysis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEj5FsBXFuM (Mass Effect indoctrination theory (there are three parts I believe))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk8tsK-FIdE (Pokemon Yellow glitch series)

I also like this guys game design videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmY2tPu6TZMqHHNPj2QPwUQ

or pannenkoek2012's SM64 videos.

I just realized I'm being kinda vague here, I'm bascially searching for informative game videos. Any game goes.
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This is the worst retro game of all time, it can barely even be considered a game.
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Movie Based Games

Does anyone else enjoy playing movie based games? They are usually really short and easy to play, but it feels rewarding beating games so I always liked them. Toy Story 3 is an example of a really good movie game. Most of them are pretty shit though compared to real games. So does anyone have any recommendations for games based on movies?
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I was bored so i started making fraps clips for nfs most wanted

https://rumble.com/vna2sf-need-for-speed-most-wanted-pc-corvette-c6-vs.-heat-levels-x1-3-008-postg-1s.html

Just ravaging and messing around with a mod loader version of nfs most wanted.
I´m playing the game on my winxp computer, where it truly belongs.
I don´t like to see these games getting upscalled, they either look weird or "tiny" the 3d models reflect this very clearly, if you make a comparison. The fov can also suffer from this.
So that´s basically what i´m doing with my free time, since nothing else seems to be enjoyable anymore.
I tired making fraps work with American Conquest, but for some reason it doesn´t detect the game at all, i don´t know if it´s because of the GOG version or something…
I´ll figure out a way to go around this issue later.

What have you been playing or modding wiz anons ?
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Graphics

I'm just not really impressed by graphics leaps anymore.
In the past, going from one console generation to the next meant a radical change in games' core visual makeup. Nowadays, it's all incremental.
It feels like we are at the point of diminishing returns. Look at it this way:
PS3 was many times more powerful than the PS2. And proportionally, games looked many times better.
PS4 has a GPU many times more powerful than PS3's. PS4 games look better, but do the look many times better? They don't.
With this new gen the jump is even smaller. You're getting a bit higher graphical settings, higher pixel counts and occasionally performance-destroying meme tracing.

To me, a new games generation isn't exciting for graphics anymore. It is exciting for potentially new game mechanics and features, and richer, more dynamic and complex worlds. I would like to see technological advancement in areas like game physics and mechanics, but it seems that devs are more concerned with making their games marginally better looking at the expense of precious system resources. It's sad
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What did you think of it? I wish Donna's part had been longer, mordeau or whatever his name was very very short and disappointing, the castle was the best part imo, the factory was neat too, the chris part was fun too, fuck that final boss though, cant imagine how its going to be like on village of shadows difficulty.
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OSRS THREAD

>Farming nature runes in Wilderness
>Someone logs in right next to me
>Immediately switches worlds
>Done taking runes, switch worlds
>See same person
>Cast snare on him
>Call him a boogerhead
>Switch worlds

Heh.
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Goddamn Vidya

Goddamn guys my tastes are really messed up right now. It happened before, I played vidya all my life at some points I was fed up with games, I couldn't bring myself to play anything, I saw them as boring and repetitive. Then after some time (my dopamine receptors recovered) I started playing them again. I have been catching up on games, I have a bunch of them that I can still run on my pc, the newer ones I just stack on an external hard drive. I like the stories, I'm finishing the mass effect trilogy rn, it's really nice. Now I think you all know of the TLOU2 sjw bullshit, I was looking forward to that game and now it's ruined by progressive agenda. After I moved on from this game, I saw on a ps4 sale the Order 1886 and Watch Dogs 2. Then I watched some reviews, showing how the order is short, 7 hours (1/3 cutscenes, 1/3 walking and talking) and shotgunners are op. But I wanted to play a game in that setting with those graphics and killing enemies and creatures with cool weapons. Then I saw how cringe the characters of Watch Dogs 2 are, how shitty the story is and I saw the feminazi antagonist and the masked gamer. But I love the setting, I would have explored SF just like I did with Los Angeles in GTA. I wanted to be creative with hacking and using non lethal approaches. But both games have been ruined for me. I refunded them, I paid 14$ for the Order and 20$ for Watch Dogs. Now I feel empty, sad that I'm missing out on these three games. Oh, and Borderlands 3 is also cringe with its characters but that one wasn't something I was really excited about. So I'm not saying I have no other games, it's just that watching opinions on YouTube over games that I want to play is ruining my enjoyment for vidya in general. Take Dragon Age for example, I like how Inquisition looks (again after watching reviews) but I couldn't finish the second one, because it was so repetitive and the dungeons were recycled over and over again. The first one had such low graphics, clunky movements and poor gameplay I couldn't play more than one hour. Now I know Bioware, I know I have to experience all three games to understand the lore and my choices, but I don't think I can play these two games again. I don't know what to do, I feel so empty. I feel like I'm missing out, but I have a lot of games to play, I have to be somewhat picky. I don't have a lot of time, I'm a wage slave so I can't just "play all of them brah". I bought WD2 on ps4 because I don't think my pc will run it that great. Every response is welcome, thanks for your help, this is the only place I can talk freely about this.
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Pathologic

Anyone of you guys into Pathologic? I played the OG and HD multiple times and I love it's lore and atmosphere. There is nothing that is remotely politically correct. It's all pretty harsh and depressive.

But Pathologic 2 looks like tumblr tbh. Is it worth a buy?
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Playstation 2

When I was a kid I always wanted to have a PS2,but my family was too poor to buy videogames.

Now I finally bought a PS2 fat,even when I have a PS3 and PS4 Pro for some circumstances I can't afford to buy games for those right now,so I bought a PS2, the guy on ebay said that it was in good condition and it should arrive in a couple of days.

It includes 2 dualshock controllers and most importantly a FMCB memory card,so I can pirate and create my own DVD's.

What are the best games I can play on it? And homebrews/hacks? The PS2 looks beareable on a HDTV?

Please don't suggest emulators like PCSX2,my PC is too slow for that,keep it PS2 only.
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Nintendo Switch

Discuss the Nintendo Switch and its games here. Feel free to share friend codes with other wizzies.
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Video Game Trailers

Post your favorite video game teasers/trailers
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WOW

Any WOW wizzies can give me advice on how to farm gold on WOW? I was looking at buying necromancer expansion on Diablo 3 but its too expensive at 21.95 in Australia. But I've heard you can buy a month of wow in the game using gold and then sell it for real life money in blizzard store so I could get it for almost free, I just have to get enough gold in WOW, problem is I never played it and not experienced at MMO games, any wizzies here got advice if I can get a month of wow time for free doing online surveys and the grind enough gold in a month to buy one token of WOW gold? Or is it simply impossible/too hard to earn from scratch in one month? Just want some advice before I start, so I don't waste my time if it's not possible.
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Games based on cards but not rogue likes

Any one got any recommendations for games which use a card collecting mechanic but aren't rogue likes? Like Pokemon TCG, Digimon card battler, FF8 (sort of).
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When I play games, I get better than the average player, but when I reach low level competitive levels, I become retarded and can't get better. Its almost like I self-sabotage myself. Also when I lose, all of the bad memories come flooding in and I want to kill myself.

I like single player games as well, but I repeatedly return to online games because sp starts to feel like a waste of time… Its like I'm trapped in a cycle.
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Adventure map

It remains 1.7.10 since I wouldn't ever change or update from the original design. The best Thaumcraft version I ever tried, so… it includes different puzzles according to combined mod design, parkour, boss battles (with different strategies and weaknesses), mob ambushes, secret places, in-game tips, npcs at almost every location, teleports, bank services, trading and diversity of environments… wanting to squish out the chances every mod had to offer for an adventure map, it is kinda extensive.

MC Forge version (it must be downloaded separately): Minecraft Forge 1.7.10-Forge10.13.4.1614-1.7.10

Java version: jre1.8.0_241 (64-bit Java 8)

Install instructions (and mods): are provided within the compressed file. Separated texts about how to do things step by step.

Link: https://mega.nz/file/lYEFFS6a#E--Y-nIbrDRAqgwdi0RYWpopsVZjtB_A0CbKVAtqjVs

More captures: https://mega.nz/folder/BAETTKRC#HaKtAkUEZ7IfBg9X8lzuow
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Hikikomori Games

Post games that center around a hikki, old and new alike. They can even be based off a random anime, as long as they're hikki related

https://ryan-nein.itch.io/hermit-home-designer
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Souls General

Can we get sort of a Souls/Bloodborne general thread going? I am mostly a PC gamer, but I do own a PS4, and I just bought Bloodborne. I've been really playing it a lot, and currently I'm fighting the 'Witch of Hemwick.' Anyway, I really like the atmosphere of these games; lonely, foreboding, and depressing. Very much like the life of a wizard in the sea of normal-ness. I think my favorite Souls-like game has to be Dark Souls II. Although I actually never completed it, I had a lot of fun, and I thought that m+k was much more tolerable than it was for Dark souls I.

This thread is a simple thread that can be about Bloodborne, Dark Souls I,II or III, or even Dark Souls. It can be about any element, the lore or enemies, or anything. Also, any action RPG game recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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Hisoutensoku

are any wizzies interested in playing this 2hu fightan?
i wanna play but dunno many wizzies who play it
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ITT games that calm you down

Preferably games that you can play for a very long time, for me is rimworld atm
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(in my opinion) one of the most timeless games and probably the only good thing besides L4D valve has released. it genuinely makes me sad to see valve neglect it with every update getting smaller and fewer between.
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Games that are just "fun"

After spending hundreds of hours in Dark souls and grinding online games I've got tired of those sort of things. I miss the days where games were pick up and play arcade experiences with no long tutorials or grindy boss fights where you die in 2 hits and have to replay the same segment again. So how about a thread about games that are pick up and play fun?

Examples
>Original Mega Drive Sonic games
>Doom (2)
>Side scrolling beat 'em ups.
>Mirror's edge
>Tony hawks and other sandboxy sports games
>Smash bros.
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among us wiz edition 1

There's an unvirgin(impostor) among us!

This thread is to organize a game of Among us among us wizards(heh)
How? First, someone who is interested in playing makes a post and if 3 more wizards follow with a reply a person can host and share a code. Simple as that.

For those of you who don't have the game, you just have to download from one of these links and that's all you will need to play it online:

https://mega.nz/file/sYtGnCiQ#Cm5t8Vbk9BIM2xCISJTULZJ37_cjGqXEdPjGaOqVM14

https://1fichier.com/?v92jme29b2j39q9auhlk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hh-fyTsh1fKS5VrRvLN9O9iVgZH44saC/view

https://megaup.net/2ggkz/Among.Us.v2020.12.9s.rar


The links are from igg-games, btw.
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Did Deus ex predicted future ?

A game release 2 decade ago predicted so much about future.

Mass surveillance and spying on citizen. Google and facebook having info of citizens like icarus , morpheus AI. Self employment on decline and wealthy controlling the world.

Restriction on speech and criticism. Everything feels so compartmentalized.
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Before the Seventh Generation

What games released for sixth generation consoles (PS2/GC/Xbox/DC) and younger (SNES/Genesis/PS1/N64/Saturn/etc.) do you think were the best, and are ones you would suggest?
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Must Plays games thread

Any games you guys think people MUST play? currently playing GTA: SA and it's pretty damn good.
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Should I get a new gen console or a gaming PC based on the fact that I only enjoy a select few games. No offense, but I'd rope myself before playing a lot of the stuff you like. Maybe I need to broaden my tastes because I used to enjoy a lot more games as a kid but I really can't bring myself to give a fuck about most games.

Games I like:
Manhunt
Bully
VTMB
Fallout
Fable
SotC
RE4
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Sports Games

Any wizards like sports games? Madden 22 just dropped last week. I'm playing as the Buccs with my boy Brady.
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"Retro" A.K.A. Old Videogame Prices

About five years ago, I used to be able to get pretty much any old, used game I wanted for pretty cheap. Over the past few years, I've noticed "retro video games" go up by hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars.

Embed related gives one side of this story, but I just wanted to make this post because I have another theory. What if major videogames corporations wanted to buy out and make older videogames as expensive as possible to force the masses to stop playing older games?

Because at the moment, most videogame publishers are trying to get users on a subscription model (or SOME sort of planned obsolensence model), where you can only play their games for a certain amount of time while you're paying them some sort of monthly rate. Gamers, on the other hand, see that they can get older games (and roms) and just play the everloving shit out of them and never have to deal with that bullshit.

Coupled with this is that fact that older games haven't suddenly become "worse to play" while newer games have gotten shittier and shitter. So, we've gotten to the point where old games are so good that major corporations see this as competition for their new products, and they're right to see this as their biggest point of competition, and are therefore trying everything they can to take these older games off the market–by hook or by crook.

Therefore, if they jack up the prices of "retro games" as much as possible, then take them out of the market, and then enforce their DMCA bullshit to take down every rom site out there…the classic games are erased from existence and we're forced to play their new piles of dogshit.
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CPU, GPU and the technical side of gaming

Its amazing to me that my 2020 gaming PC far exceeding the recommended GPU benchmarks, struggles to get 60fps on games from 2010-2015

Games are such ridiculous resource hogs. No wonder PC gamers have to construct supercomputers to process them.
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odin sphere is the first game in a long time that i played for more than 5 hours in one sitting
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Strategy and Wargames

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_video_games#Strategy

General thread for anything relate to strategy and wargames. Real time and turn-based. Historic and fantasy.
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Indie/doujin/mods

This are my favourite kinds of games. Really cheaply made games, often free or very cheap, that you can tell were made for love not profit. The kind of things you see for free on sites like Itch.io, the fanwork games sold at Reitaisai or Comiket, the silly, cheap mods of larger games like TF2's mario_kart or trade_plaza, the gaming world's equivalent of the music world's "lo-fi", essentially. While I'll enjoy AAA games and big budget releases, cheap and obscure games will always be my favourites.

Does anyone else feel like this?

Please refrain from political shitposting about Gamergate esque indie dev drama, that's not what this is for.
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fair use?

is it okay for one to make a doujin game based on existing franchise as a portofolio and takes no commercial profit?
what does this falls under? education, parody?

just asking to make sure

thank you very much
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MOBA with no friends?

IDK much about MOBAs other than they were the peak genre a couple of years back. I used to really enjoy RTS especially the combat. And I understand that MOBAs grew out of the hero battles from Warcraft 3. So I thought this would be the best one for me, since I know the Starcraft and Warcraft characters.

From the YT vids I've been watching it seems really team-based and voice-based. But then I saw people complaining that no one uses the voice chat.

If I just want to be a loner who fights bad guys, can I do Moba? Or is it neccesary to join teams/clans whatever, be friends, coordinate closely?
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i started to use a mic while playing vidya for the first time ever. usually the encounters are good or i just have people calling my voice retarded but i dont know how to deal with genuine irrational hostility.
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Any fellow NEETs lacking a friend to play Mudrunner with day-in day-out while listening to blackened death doom?
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For more than half a decade I've done nothing with my life but mindlessly browse the internet. I want to change that and get into games. What are some games you think everyone should play? What games should someone who wants to get into the medium play?
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speedrunning wizards

Does anyone here speedrun video games? I think it's maybe the one thing I'm good at, but it's not very useful in real life and the only people who find it impressive are other speedrunners. I don't like how casuals gamers view speedrunning as just glitching or cheating the game, or somehow trying to claim that playing the game that way is "wrong".
Also speedrunning is a massive timesink for me and what I do most of the days I'm not wageslaving, I shudder to think of what else I could have achieved if I put the same amount of effort and dedication into something else.
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Respecting the player

Why do developers no longer respect a player's time? When did it become acceptable to bog everything down in immense amounts of grinding to unlock basic content? Rogue likes where you spend 20 hours unlocking different weapons just so you can get lucky and find a good one to finish the game. Long in engine cut scenes where you hold forward while 10 gig of audio files play at you. What happened to just making a decent couple of hours game play?
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Setup

I'm poor, so I don't have much, but I mainly emulate off of this shit. What do you guys think?
R: 7 / I: 3

Visual Novels Thread

Which visual novels have you enjoyed lately, wizzies? For me, I'd say my top VN's were Yume Miru Kusuri (only got one ending, am planning on picking it back up in the future) as well as "Our Lost World Beneath the Skies". I'm still looking for that VN that I can give a 10 on in Vndb, which I'm going to reserve for just one.
What qualities do you look for in a VN? I look for depth, music, and variety, and I don't like sex scenes (for YMK I would just skip past).
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Console or PC?

Should I build a PC or buy the PS5? I don't play too many games but I'd like to play more.

PC
- Higher framerates
- More accurate inputs with mouse
- Cheaper games
- Bigger selection of games
- Can use for other purposes

PS5
- Bigger screen (TV)
- Simpler to use
- Lots of games made to be played with a controller
- PS5 exclusive games
- Advanced controller vibrations
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Terraria

I've started a new modded Terraria playthrough in expert mode. If anyone is interested, join the steam group at https://steamcommunity.com/groups/eventv

Pirated clients should be fine as long as you have a steam account and Terraria 1.3.5.3 (or thereabout) with tModLoader 0.11.7.4. I'm still working out a better way to connect but steam should do for now. The mods will download automatically if you try connecting through tmodloader.