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 No.63[Reply]

Are you on team Steam, or are you a local copy kind of person?

I'm on both sides of the fence, but I find myself leaning towards the latter lately.

No matter how much money Valve makes, I still feel like they'll go the way of AOL and Myspace one day.

Or perhaps not.. Steam has been around in some form for over 10 years, an eternity in the software world. Users still enjoy frequent sales, access to the latest titles, and the vibrant social networking. Steam makes it easier for people to organize multiplayer games, and lets friends with like minded tastes stay in touch.

And you can't understate the growing popularity of esports, where Counter Strike and DOTA hold prestigious positions, both requiring Steam in order to play.

There are many other features I could go into with VR, automatic updates, good support for GNU/Linux(Gabe Newell uses Debian iirc), ect..

The bottom line: Steam is convenient, easy, and rules the market.

So I'm wondering, what makes it so desirable to leave the Steam client behind? My first argument was that your local games will always be yours so long as you maintain the data. Meaning you just need to avoid having the games deleted, and if your storage drive fails, have backups of your games.
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 No.343

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There's an unofficial DVD coverlet thread on the GOG forums. The quality varies; some of them are really nice, but others look like Chinese bootlegs.
https://www.gog.com/forum/general/unofficial_dvd_covers_for_gog_com_games/page109

But yeah, theoretically you can burn installers from your GOG files and store them on a disk like the old days. I do miss going to Circuit City and browsing the PC game aisle. Even Wal-Mart had a really cool PC games section back in the day, which funny enough introduced a lot of people to Valve retail releases, which forced them to install Steam(or WON in the early days).

And something I neglected to mention in the OP is why publishers don't use DRM free services.. well it's obviously fear of piracy. And they would be correct I'm afraid, piratebay is full of GOG installers. Nothin' wrong with that if you're in the 3rd world or you just wanna try a game before buying it, but it does effect the supply and demand. There's a lot of indie devs on GOG nowadays for instance, since maybe they feel like they've got nothing to lose and just want their game in front of as many people as possible. But I don't really want to get in a piracy debate, since those tend to be most uncomfy.

 No.344

The steam community is kind of awful, I dont know about the more niche groups but the majority seems pretty terrible

 No.345

CDs/DVDs with art have always been really cool, if I have to opportunity to buy an album or game in physical form, I normally will instead of pirating it or buying online.

 No.366

I haven't bought a boxed game in years, though that's more because I don't play on consoles anymore. Last game I bought was Smash Bros. almost 3 years ago, and even then I haven't spent that much time playing the games I've got, preferring to emulate old arcade games or just older PC games on my toaster. I used to be sceptical about downloading games but now I just don't care. Hell, I've even bought a couple of games on Steam already (admitedly only because they weren't on GOG). I've been thinking of collecting older consoles, but then I see a good deal of the games are getting ported to Steam anyway and if they aren't I can emulate a good deal of them already, so I really don't know if it's the box or actually playing the games that I want. And most of the current gen games I'd want to play are getting Steam releases anyways, so I feel less incentive to get back to consoles and physical copies.

 No.367

I already have over a thousand dollars worth of games on Steam, so I'm inclined to stay with it. But I don't like that I don't really own my games, Steam could potentially ban me for whatever reason and remove access to my games at any point. Or maybe they suddenly go down and I can't download the games I paid for.



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 No.363[Reply]

Do you guys know real time battle ? It's a game were you program robots and make them fight in an arena.

http://realtimebattle.sourceforge.net/

I thought it may interest you.

I'm already building mine since my boss challenge me at a match to DEATH.


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 No.310[Reply]

Do people still make high quality written reports of their video game playthoughts? I'm looking for stuff like lparchive.org/Sid-Meiers-Alpha-Centauri/

 No.311

You realize that's a SA thing right? Like they pretty much invented it and are responsible for ~90% of the screenshot LPs.

 No.312

>>311
I guess the forumfags did something right.

 No.317

A game which makes for very interesting written reports and for which written reports are relatively common is the Dominions series. There are many written accounts of Dominions 3 and 4 multiplayer games from each player's perspective, as >>311 points out most are from SA. I also love the format and would like to read anything anyone had to link

 No.349

I haven't seen any recently. You could make one. Just go nuts on that screenshot button and write it as you play so that you don't lose track of what happened in the past in the game.
Or at least write it one section at a time, so that it has some sense of narrative and you can be surprised when surprising things happen.

 No.393

>>312
When you look into it there's actually a lot of interesting stuff that's happened on there. Sadly most of it is gone now.



 No.162[Reply]

Pull out that comfy commander chair, Sushi Rolls. General discussion on RTS and RTT goes here.

>What are you playing/have been playing?


>Favorite game?


>Favorite Faction?
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 No.238

>>162
Played Creeper World 3. Has some interesting flow to it. Highly recommend.

 No.239

If it counts, I used to play a ton of Tremulous. Hard to choose a favorite faction, they were both so different.

 No.307

>What are you playing/have been playing?
Oh man, it's been ages since I've played any RTS games. I used to play tons of StarCraft (the original, not SC2) back during middle and high school. I also played some Age of Empires II and Age of Mythology.

>Favorite game?

StarCraft, hands down.

>Favorite Faction?

Protoss, though I was pretty decent with Zerg as well.


>>167
Yay, fellow StarCraft players~
I tried playing Supreme Commander a couple of times, but I couldn't really get into it. In all fairness, however, that might be because of the lousy people who introduced me to the game.

 No.308

>Favorite game?
World in Conlifct.

>Favorite Faction?

Allies in RA 2 and 3.

 No.336

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Empires: Dawn of the Modern World just got re released on GOG. Don't know how many people played this one, but it hit me with a ton of nostalgia. It was like an AoE game with WW2 units and 3D graphics.



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 No.196[Reply]

Half-life, natural selection, counter-strike, dod, team fortress, just to name a few!
I feel like these game are super comfy. Along with bunny hopping, there are many reasons why these games are just better than newer games in their series'. TF2 doesn't have concs, making it super slow, and csgo has loads of problems.

Why are older games so much better?
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 No.260

old source games have skill based movement that actually requires skill and rewards players who take the time to learn the nuances of the movement engine (bunny-hopping, long jumping etc). This raises the skill ceiling and adds another layer of depth. Modern games have simplistic movement mechanics that remove all that skill.

 No.261

>>258
>brought the ghost back to their base
their cap point is supposed to be in YOUR spawn, or at least most of the time(what map were u on?). I do tend to enjoy bigger maps, but 3v3 pugs are pretty fun on the smaller ones like redlight. I do agree that the rounds are really fast, but I'm not bothered by it I guess.

 No.262

>>261
>their cap point is supposed to be in YOUR spawn
oh, that explains why my teammates always got mad at me when I carried the ghost back to our spawn

 No.309

>>196
Forget the games, the *mods* are what was up.
Brainbread, The Specialists, Action HL/Quake, Firearms, Zombie Panic, Jaykin' Bacon, I could go on for hours. Where would we be right now without Carmack?

 No.321

Does anyone play Day of Defeat?



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Dreamcast/ドリームキャスト general
Elysian Shadows edition


I am not sure if you guys make Dreamcast generals here since I am new but I didn't find any live so I created one



Soooo…
Few weeks ago I randomly stumbled upon on this YT channel Elysyan shadows.
Eminently I fallen in love with their content and their personalities.
They are making "next gen 2D RPG".Main guy Falco is THAT one techy C programmer who started this project 7 years ago with few friends. Basically they made 3D engine for 2D game.I highly suggest you to watch their YT Adventures In Game Development series.They are successfully founded on Kickstarter and planing to release game in 2017.
Also I was blown away with the fact that there are indie developers still working and publishing games for Dreamcast

BTW I just found ouy that they had huge problems with team so after all this yeras only two guys are working on this Falco and Patryk.I really hope they finish
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 No.306

>>305
And that would matter because …?

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 No.314

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7ZVjOHqIDI

"We didn't get the turn out that we thought we'd get so instead of a top 10 we have a top 6"

STORYTIME:
>start making a dreamcast/ouya rpg over 14 years ago
>somehow manage to raise over 300,000 dollars through kickstarter and ouya funding
>game is already passed a year late, almost everyone quit the project
>nobody cares about it anymore, CEO is openly ridiculed (see: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQaM-5TjqTjbkbmHhrI9mA)
>can't even get 10 fan submissions

Is this the most pathetic indie game project of all time?

 No.315

>>314
Why are they even trying anymore?

 No.316

>>314
yes, you don't get funded unless you have something to show already.
I'd be ashamed to ask for money with such shit standards for my own work



 No.233[Reply]

Sony is being shit again.
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 No.297

>>296
Oh, well anyways onto your post.

As far as Apple's marketing, I don't think it's so much they claim to make it easy, using iOS for like three years now has proven to me that it's got its fair share of weird quirks like any OS does.

But Apple does a lot to create a personal attachment through their products, I've noticed. Which would explain why Apple fanboys are so annoyingly loud when Apple is called out. It's kinda amazing really how even as Apple gets more ridiculous people still defend the company's choices.

 No.298

>>294
"It just works" makes me feel, not angry. Just, intense contempt.

>>295
well uni is the only time I've ever really been able to observe normies in their natural habitat.
Might be a bad sample but like 75% minimum were mac and console people.

That said, I did say that consoles and macs are for people who would rather pay more for the benefit of not having to learn anything. Somewhat ironic that they're popular at uni but whatever. Can't really test that without people that have the money to choose between the options.

>>297
I had a macbook for a while and man finder is just so bad. I couldn't figure out how that tool was meant to be used at all.

I think most apple people just want to buy a computer then not have to worry about it until they get a new one.
Then when you've been on them for long enough you'd probably be a bit intimidated in changing since the other options are a lot more confusing with different manufacturers and such. Apple takes away the burden of choice and just says "buy x and you can do whatever you need to do".

Plus fashion I guess.

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>>298
Yea, see, college is nothing like real life. I work with computers quite a lot, and a lot of the computers I work on are never Macs. They tend to be old Compaqs/HPs or Toshibas aka the shit you get from Walmart. And in this group, these people get Windows because it isn't that much harder to use and it comes with the computers. Plus a lot of their software is often Windows only anyhow. Again, people don't buy Macs just like these people aren't getting Alienware or the Surface Book. Too expensive.

The use of consoles especially among older people is likely from the massive PC vs Console difference in terms of games of the past. When people bring up great 90s games, a lot of people mention Quake or Serious Sam along with all those cartoony adventure games OR they mention games like Mario Bros or Final Fantasy. I mean, how many people were playing Quake on their tv back in the 90s like people play CoD on a tv now? Kids nowadays are playing Minecraft which while on consoles, I think the rise of Let's Players has resulted in younger generations of kids getting into PC gaming, kids are also playing more games on a smartphone or tablet. The next generation of gamers seem to favor more multi-function devices like smartphones and PCs over consoles.

Also;
>Apple
>fashionable

Good one, but my iPad is the least fashionable piece of tech I own. No crazy colors, overly minimalistic, the newer iPad Pro looks tacky as shit when you charge that overpriced "Apple Pencil" in the lighting port. Apple is the grandma of tech if you want to talk about nice looking devices. Now something like Asus looks pretty nice despite going for the minimal look.

 No.301

>>300
>and a lot of the computers I work on are never Macs.
Don't apple have their own "genius" pseudo monopoly on maintenance?

With pc gaming having the better controls, hardware and options it's easily taking the more dedicated gamers, and mobile shit is eating up the casual players. Consoles are being ripped in half, their only real future is probably portable consoles. I dare say there's not going to be enough room in the marketplace for sony, microsoft and nintendo soon.

Apple is still fashionable in the same way a corpse sits up by it's own rigor mortis. But it is still sitting.
I'm pretty certain the apple vogue will be replaced within the next half decade. Not sure what will replace it though since there's no dominant force of such magnitude in computing, it's pretty fractured.

 No.302

>>301
True, and a lot of there stuff is soldered and being based on BSD, macOS doesn't have the same issues that Windows often does. But again, the bulk of people I help often cannot afford a Mac in the first place, my main point is that Macs are pretty uncommon, only people who are students, got plenty of money or really scraped and saved have a Mac, everyone else just buys a computer with Windows or builds it and then puts Windows on it.

I agree with your second point but I feel that it's more that people want more functionality from their devices more than "casual vs dedicated". A popular casual game, Just Dance is on the PC and emulators as well as companies trying to push mobile gaming to more hardcore heights with special hardware like controllers and more serious titles makes me feel that devices that only serve one purpose, much like the MP3 Player or iPod before it are getting further pushed out.

I hope that we get tech in awesome/cute colors again. When I had a Lumia it was a pretty nice cyan color, otherwise I'm going to have to spraypaint my next phone or something. Everything is just grey/black/gold and sometimes white.



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 No.127[Reply]

How do you deal with your /arcade/ backlog?

Do you keep some time of the day/week/year to find and play things you've always wanted to, or do you act on istinct? I have a shit ton of games waiting in my room (or to be downloaded) but can't find a viable method to just jump in and finish some.
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 No.176

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i think trying to adhere yourself to some sort of rigorous backlog finishing schedule defeats the very purpose of video games. if you're enjoying yourself, then you're doing it right, whether your playing something new or the same game you've been playing for the past 5 years

 No.177

I only own 5 games, and I only play 2 regularly, skyrim and csgo. the other games are vallhala, osu, and portal. That solves the problem right?

 No.178

it's hard for me to like a game, it should have good aesthetics and a decent gameplay, as well as an immersive story, somewhat open-world and also be challenging.
JRPGs often fill most of these, except for the gameplay, where it is always turn-based and it kind of puts me off, even if it can be challenging, it's usually just a matter of selecting Attack over and over and over and over and over and over at each battle.
I remember Final Fantasy 1, great game, but I was tired of walking around and running into weak monsters all the time and having to go through the motions.
So far my favorite two games ever have been The World Ends With You and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Currently playing Legend of Mana, and it's filling most of these requirements.

 No.180

I'm the type of person that usually has a few select games that I play religiously(reflex, cs). Usually when I do play a game from my backlog, it's completely impulsive. I have 150 games combined on my steam accs.

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>>176
This is a very good perspective to have. I find when I force myself to play a game that everybody else has been talking about for years, I rarely enjoy it. But naturally getting into one while I am in the mood makes the experience a lot more enjoyable.



 No.147[Reply]

Despite it's lack of gamey-ness, this is shaping up to be one of my favorite video games of all time. It without a doubt disproves people who say video games can't be art, in my eyes at least.

I'd love to discuss it, if any other sushi rolls have played it.

 No.148

Here's the trailer to the first episode, if anyone's interested.

 No.155

It's like a point and click adventure game but there's little if any puzzle-solving. It's all about story and atmosphere. It's usually described as magical realism. It has a very dreamlike feel to it and you visit some very strange places. If you like Yume Nikki you might like KRZ too.

I haven't played Act IV yet. I was going to play the first three acts again, but I've been preoccupied with other things.

 No.163

So Act V is not out yet? I remember playing the first act a very long time ago.
I've been considering buying it for a while, but I couldn't really spare 25 bucks for three or four acts with no guarantee that the devs would deliver all five. I mean, it's been more than 3 years since the first act came out, and act IV is still not complete.
Anyhow, the first act was really cool.
>It without a doubt disproves people who say video games can't be art, in my eyes at least.
I've always found the "are videogames art" argument stupid, I've personally always believed that not only videogames are art, but that they are more so than any other art form out there.

 No.164

>>163
Act IV came out relatively recently, after years of nothing but promises by the devs. A lot of people assumed (not unreasonably) that the game was abandonware that would never be finished since the devs refuse to set release or completion deadlines.

Personally, I don't regret paying the 25 dollars at all, since the game is something I can come back to every once in a while, to let some of the scenes sink in a little better. But that's just my personal experience, and I can understand why other people might hesitate.



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 No.19[Reply]

So E3 is over, and in the spirit of looking forward to better times, what games are you feeling optimistic about?

That new Zelda has some potential.
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 No.40

>>31
I already sold off most my stuff. I'm almost done with gaming altogether. There is just one game I play now and it's on my playstation. But even that I might quit someday. I don't care to waste hours on older games anymore. I'm just getting old.

 No.45

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>>31
This.
Maybe it's because I grew up without access to video games, but I think there are some seriously fantastic games out there. A lot of them are pretty old as well, which makes it very cost affective to enjoy a good game. I have been playing a comfy mix of Quake and Hotline Miami at the moment, and I have to say, I feel like I could play these games over and over.

Interestingly enough, another game that I have taken to playing is Overwatch. It's a pretty bare game in terms of content, and before trying it at a friend's house I had not interest in it whatsoever, but it really shines in playability. Nothing is more fun for me than digging around the internet for strats and ways to handle different situations, and than implementing them in the game as I go. A lot of games will have me play for a bit and than switch to something else when I become bored, but I could (and have) play overwatch for hours and hours.

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>>27
I haven't bought Western games since January 2015 (with the exception of some old games on GOG) and am probably done with them for good unless things dramatically change in the future. Japanese (non-doujin) games have some problems too, but they're minimal by comparison.

But even if new games stopped appearing tomorrow, there'd be still be enough existing ones to last for a lifetime.

 No.146

This probably isn't so for story driven games, which I Havnt tried in some time, but I've found Im really mostly uninterested in playing games if it isnt with friends, now. Sometimes, not, like with, say, IVAN, but with most games.

 No.151

>>144
tbh it isn't literally all western games
like for example a racing game like trackmania is just a good racing game no samurai platters involved



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