Options

[Steam]: Where games are collected and sometimes even played!

MudzgutMudzgut OhioRegistered User regular
edited July 2018 in Games and Technology
oEMpQBg.png



Welcome to the Steam thread!
This is a pretty neat community of people who like to talk about video games, sales, digital distribution, hat economies, classiness and classholery. We enjoy long walks on the beach, digital hoarding, gifting, the suffering of longtime members, and raising money for charity.


TrXAw.png
This is a big, busy thread. There are some guidelines to keep things nice and orderly:
  • Be civil.
  • This thread is for Steam-related discussion. Try to look for other, more appropriate threads before discussing games or other topics in here. Let's not drain other threads of precious content!
  • If you feel someone's acting inappropriately, then quietly report the responsible parties to forum mods.
  • Don't post links to active kickstarters without prior mod permission. Forum-wide rule.
  • Linking your Steam profile in your sig will help community members find you, see what kinds of games you like, invite you to MP games, etc.
  • Do not beg for games.

PA G&T Friday Night Game Fever!
@CorriganX had this crazy idea of getting some folks together to play games and thus Friday Night Game night began. Each week a game is posted as the Friday selection and at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific we all get online and fire up some multiplayer action. If there is a big enough reception, a second round of the game is usually played on Saturday or Sunday at Noon Eastern/6pm Central European so our friends from across the big drink can join us without needing to pull an all nighter. The games are typically streamed by at least one or two folks for viewing as well.
Thanks to @HiT BiT for this awesome banner!
5As4jUe.jpg

On the nature of gifting.
Sometimes people gift games.
  • Don't feel that you have to gift games to be a part of this community. It's just one of many things that go on. Some people can give lots of games. Some people can give a game or two a year. Some people make amazing images. Some people find hidden indie gems and report about them. Some people relay amazing gaming moments. Some people report sales. Some people are hysterical. Etc. There are many ways to participate in this community. Gifting is just one of them and is not required.
  • If you run a contest, have entries PMed to you. The thread gets too cluttered otherwise. You can, however, post the winning entries.
  • If you receive a gift, then take a moment to thank the gifter. Use the notification system so they can see your thank you post! ( @NAME. Use quotes around names with spaces.) See below for an example.
  • If you win a Steamgifts giveaway, in addition to thanking the gifter, be sure to mark the gift as received on Steamgifts. You tie up a gift 'slot' for the gifter until you do.
  • In addition to contests, wishlist gifting, ninja gifting, revenge gifting, pile-on gifting and Steamgifts.com giveaways, we have the new [ codes ][ /codes ] tags which can fire off one or more Steam codes (or activation links). More info about [ codes ] below.
  • Steam direct gifting still works, but since we can't use our inventory the same, Steamgifts doesn't work as well anymore, thus you may find this Paypal Steam Wallet link handy should you want to throw Steam Wallet Codes instead.
A Steam thread participant preparing for gifting...
DuoTRts.jpg
Rare footage of a gift fight in action...
cHvcZKg.jpg

vEerB.png
Steam sales are legendary. From small to honking massive:
Daily Deals: One game a day goes on sale at 10am PT for 24 hours.
Midweek Madness: Starts 10am PT Tuesday and ends Thursday afternoon.
Weekend Sale: Starts midday Thursday and ends with the sale rollover Monday. Sometimes accompanies free play weekends for MP titles.
Publisher Sale: Many of the publishers games will get a modest discount with a single title or franchise getting a featured day with a deeper discount. Follow the big sale guidelines.
Seasonal Sales: Mardi Gras time here in the thread. Huge swaths of games go on discount, with daily specials, flash sales, community vote sales, and whatever else the evil geniuses at Valve cook up to separate us from our money. There are often metagames such as sale achievements or collectibles or other madness that rewards buying, playing and gifting games and participating in Steam's community. The summer sale usually starts in the last week of June and runs for two weeks, and the Winter sale usually runs for two weeks across Christmas and New Year's.
Other retailers like Amazon and Green Man Gaming get into the act now too, so there are often great values to be had during sales for Steam-activatable games from other sites.
Seasonal Sales Birthdays are basically a big deal around this thread.

Important Note: If you are waiting for a particular game, be sure to mind the countdown timer on the game's store page. Starting Winter 2013, the last day of the sale was just a recap of top sellers. Most games went back to full price.

Steam's refund policy, Abuse section:
Refunds are designed to remove the risk from purchasing titles on Steam—not as a way to get free games. If it appears to us that you are abusing refunds, we may stop offering them to you. We do not consider it abuse to request a refund on a title that was purchased just before a sale and then immediately rebuying that title for the sale price.

FtFG8.png
PA Steam Groups
We have two core Steam groups: Both of these groups have chat, and both are used sometimes to try to limit giveaways to community members.
Penny Arcade is a general Steam group for folks from the PA forums.
PA G&T Adventure Team is a group that was originally created to get multi/coop going for smaller or older titles. Because it is actively moderated, a lot of folks use it as a giveaway group (to avoid problems we've had in the past with non-forumers scooping up gifts intended for the community.) Membership is locked during major sales.

How do I join the Steam groups?
If you've just arrived, hang out here in the thread for a while and talk games with us before you ask for membership. When you do ask, include a link to your Steam profile. Membership to the two Steam groups is for reasonably active community members. If you have been on the PA forums for a while and have participated, post a link to your Steam profile here in the thread and a Steam group mod will take care of you.
If you've been on the forums for three days during a major sale and your only posts have been to casually express your strong desire for certain games, your request is unlikely to find a positive reception. Ditto if your very first post on the forum is to ask for group membership. Sadly this does happen sometimes.
The best parts of this community are available to you now just by showing up. Read some posts, make some posts, ask to be invited as a guest to chat, buy some games, play some games, etc. Group membership is modest icing on delicious cake.

Warning: This guy's going to make you buy games. All the games.
HXxJbR7.png

Where are you guys getting those nifty Steam Signatures?
Check out Alabaster Slim for his lovely signature generator.

Has Game X ever been Price Y? How can I keep track of all the sales and discounts?
http://isthereanydeal.com/ is your friend. You can sync your Steam wishlist to it if you like and get notifications when prices drop. Double check that you are getting a Steam key from a 3rd party site before buying.

How do the new [codes ][ /codes] tags even work?
Put a series of Steam activation codes (or activation links, or movie quotes, or winning lottery numbers...) inside the tags, each on its own line like this (without the spaces inside the brackets, of course):
[codes ]code 1
code 2
code 3
...
code n[/codes]
That will create a little box with a clickable link and a number. Each forumer who clicks the link will get a popup and a PM with the next line. Each line can only be sent out once and each forumer can only click once. It was originally designed to allow developers to hand out lots of codes for a game without some goose grabbing the lot.
Just one code thingy per post!
Note: [ code ][ /code ] is a different tag. Be sure to get that "s" up in there!

Steam Game Categories
You can make a copy of of the file below to backup your category tags!
\Steam\userdata\*USERIDHERE*\7\remote \shareconfig.vdf

Trading cards? Badges? Steam profile levels? Boosters? FOILS?! What the hell?
Jrraghen put together this helpful guide: The House of Cards!
Many games now have trading cards. You can earn some of these cards by playing/idling the game. Some of them you'll need to get by trading or buying them from the Steam community market. Completing a set lets you craft a badge, which gives you an emoticon, a profile wallpaper, a coupon (usually) and profile experience. Leveling up your profile increase your friend cap, earns you customization options for your Steam profile and, allegedly, increases your chances of getting a booster. Boosters are packs of three cards that show up in your inventory sometimes. You can open them or sell them on the market. Sometimes cards are foil. Each game has a regular badge with five levels and a single-level foil badge. Oh, and you must be a certain level to get your card drops.

But that's pure, diabolical evil!
Yes, that's right.

Can we trade cards in the thread?
You can but it's inefficient. Use the Steam feature that shows you which of your friends has the cards you need. Join the Steam group we created for trading cards: PA Card Sharks
Also check this handy tip from HiT BiT:
A little Steam trading trick some of you may not be aware of:
  • Go to your Steam Inventory
  • Click on the "Trade Offers" button
  • Then click on the "Who can send me Trade Offers?" link
  • Below you will find a "Trade URL"
You can share this URL with other Steam users to allow them to directly send you a trade offer even if they aren't on your friends list.
You can share this URL anywhere, including your forum sig.
If you have shared or posted your URL and would like to stop receiving trade offers from it use the "Create New URL" button. A new Trade URL will be created turning the previous one inoperative.

Is Steam down?!
Is it Tuesday? It's probably scheduled maintenance.

It's not Tuesday. Is Steam down?!
http://issteamdown.com/

What are you people talking about? Why hats and what is an "Isy?"
Check out the handy Steam Thread Primer, written by @Smokestacks!
Steam Thread Primer:
Gaben/The Newell - Gabe Newell, Director of Valve Software. Called "Gaben" because in the commentary for older Source Engine games he would tell players to email him at "Gabe N. at valvesoftware.com" with user feedback.
Serve the Newell - To buy games on Steam, to give Gaben your money. From this comic edit.
Bad Rats - An incredibly awful 'physics' based puzzle game, available on Steam, notorious for being as awkward as it is broken. Will haunt your dreams. Popular gift to give to people.
Class - An attribute demonstrated by people who will generously purchase games and then give them to internet strangers.
Class War - When two or more forumers buy each other games back and forth until one of them gives up. I know this sounds really crazy, but it happens.
Bundle - Originally the Humble Indie Bundle, which was a "pay what you want" system for a group of games, now usually means any website selling a group of games (usually able to be registered on Steam) for a low price.
Giveaway/A Giveaway - Usually refers to a giveaway on Steamgifts.com, a website where you list a game you want to give away, people enter, and then a winner is randomly decided among all entrants after a set time period.
Hats/The Hatconomy - The purchase and sale of in-game hats or sometimes other items in TF2. Some hats are very valuable, which is funny because they are just hats for videogame characters. People who have valuable hats or other items in their inventories sometimes get messages from random people on Steam begging for those items.
Backlog - The list of games you have purchased, but have not gotten around to playing yet. Tends to grow over time, often to immense proportions. If you do not have a backlog yet, between the thread and the sales you will get one.
Spies/Russian Spies - People who lurk the thread or try to get into the various PA Steam groups not to participate in the community, but to try and get free games.
Steamsigs - Custom forum signatures that display a link to your Steam profile, as well as an image of a game you are currently playing, have played the most in the last two weeks, or have played the most over all time (if you haven't played any games on Steam in the last two weeks). Available here courtesy of forumer Suds. Having a Steam sig (or some sort of clickable link to your Steam profile in your signature) makes it considerably easier for people to add you to their friends list.
Child's Play - A charity started by the writer and artist behind PA that raises money for videogames/toys that go to children's hospitals, originally started in '03, has grown every year. Helps sick kids feel better about their time in the hospital while simultaneously refuting the idea that gamers are antisocial jerks.
Isy - Big Classy, a forumer. Formerly known as "Big Isy", he was granted the new name after donating a hefty amount of money to Child's Play during a fundraiser. Sometimes referred to as Isy, which might cause confusion to people who haven't been around very long.
Summer Dale - A phone's auto-correction of "Summer Sale", which through some sort of internet voodoo produced an actual entity, a smooth voiced funk loving man who lives in a world where the 80s reign eternal and supreme. Also sometimes used to describe the upcoming Summer Sale itself.
Rainbow and/or Slash - Two forumers by the name of Rainbowdespair and slash000 who are notable for developing the third and fourth installments of the Penny Arcade: On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness series. Also developed Breath of Death VII and Cthulu Saves the World, two RPGs that, along with the Rainslick games, are available on Steam.

Also, sometimes shit gets real. Like that time we all murdered each other for bloodsport games. And there was a kabob conspiracy and a kind of Cthulhu bunny. @akajaybay took us down that particular rabbit hole.

Why are you people obsessed with Bad Rats and Amnesia?
A moment of ill-advised swagger from anoffday turned into a horrifying LP of Bad Rats which, because reasons, turned into over $6000 raised for Child's Play.
CorriganX raised over $1100 for Child's Play via Amnesia.

Classy Christmas We raised $5,315.84 for Child's Play in December 2016!
Previous Years
***If someone finds the 2015 total before I can dig it up, please PM me, @Mudzgut***
December 2014: $9,248
December 2013: $11,903

Fanda shared this with us:
For our Christmas fundraiser to restore TychoCelchuuu's threadmaking privileges (and help the kids), I donated to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. This week I received a nice letter from them! I figured I'd share part of it with y'all, since this applies to all of you at least as much as it does to me.
1tKH5n0.jpg

What is this Steamgifts site? I wish to create a giveaway! I cannot enter a giveaway!
Steamgifts is a neat site that lets people create giveaways for games on Steam. Points for entering giveaways are accumulated over time, so just wait a bit if you need points. Entry to giveaways can be limited by Steam group membership to prevent mooches from getting games.

How do I make one of those cool Steam Gifts signature giveaway banners?
sy4TZKS.jpg

What are all these bundles you people keep talking about?
In addition to Steam sales and sales of Steam keys on other sites and gifts, we live in a golden age of bundles! Bundle sites sell batches of games for modest amounts of money, often as low as a few dollars. Many, but not all, contribute to charity and many, but not all, give you Steam keys for the games. Sometimes you'll buy an indie gem that isn't even on Steam, and later when arrives on Steam you will get a key through the bundle site. Be careful if you plan to gift some of the games, as sometimes the bundled games will come in a single Steam key. We have a separate bundles thread.

I have too many games! Which do I play?
Steam Roulette randomly picks a game for you to play.

I have too many games! How do I move them to my new hard drive?
Steam Mover makes transporting your massive library much easier.

But wait! I have ALL OF THE GAMES installed! I need more space on my hard drive! wat i do?
You download Tikione Steam Cleaner and clean it up.
Steam Cleaner also available through GitHub!

Okay that helped. Now I have more room for stuff. Free stuff.
Isorn wrote:
Someone on a steam forum made a nice list of all free DLC you can add to your steam account if you have the base-game but that thread is currently not available so I figure I post it here. Since it is pretty easy to miss some of these.

The sale prices aren't right! What's going on?! Oh God, the darkness is closing in...
During the seasonal sales, you are one of a million monkeys hammering F5 at 10am PT to see the new sales. The system is always borked for 5-20 minutes. Take a deep breath. The Newell will deliver, and the new dailies will be available for 48 hours.

Why are some games not available in my region?
Publishers determine what countries get what games. Someone in a suit decided that it wasn't worth the money to make the game available to your region, so it isn't available on Steam. This also applies to cases of games having edited/censored versions showing up on Steam in certain countries. The good news is that you can generally get around this by having someone from another region gift or trade you the game.

Steam is downloading slowly. What gives?
You can head to Steam -> Settings -> Downloads + Cloud and change your download region until things improve. Since other regions are typically less populated, you will probably get somewhat better results even if the new server is in another country.

VR - it's that new thing, you know, with the goggles and the doo-dads.
EvmaAlsar did a great write up about various VR game options on Steam. Check it out!

GALLERY OF EDITS
0DnSCxs.png
bD8gL2K.jpg
vJLurtW.jpg
iY7panG.jpg
bMIeuhI.png
aSk8AG9.jpg
aRGlP3q.jpg
9TMSa4K.jpg
PYjq4jb.jpg
PIB2a8t.jpg
jLuh0Pk.jpg
Q0oMnZf.jpg
WJCwEce.jpg
n6r4F.jpg
tMRzb.jpg
xHlDY.jpg
JG9rG.jpg
P9CBk.jpg
LHrXd.png
l4W8s.jpg
utsgVf8.jpg
OzUXXKz.png
t514P8g.jpg
2015-04-22-Bargain-Bane.jpg

steam_sig.png

Twitch/Mudzgut
Fall down seven times. Stand up eight.
Mudzgut on
«134567100

Posts

  • Options
    MudzgutMudzgut OhioRegistered User regular
    Bringing the bundle post forward for those that may have missed it:
    HiT BiT wrote: »
    New Daedalic 2018 Bundle:

    $1:
    Memoria
    Caravan
    Deponia: The Complete Journey
    Anna's Quest

    BTA:
    Witch It
    Silence
    Deponia Doomsday

    $12:
    Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
    The Long Journey Home
    Bounty Train

    Also, for Warframe players you can get this for free:
    Foxglove Syandana cosmetic item
    200,000 Credits (in-game currency)
    3-Day Affinity + Resource Boosters

    steam_sig.png

    Twitch/Mudzgut
    Fall down seven times. Stand up eight.
  • Options
    NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/527430/

    oh hey, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor Martyr is out.

    I've hated Diablo Clones since diablo2, but I think I might be coming back for this one...

    NotoriusBEN on
    a4irovn5uqjp.png
    Steam - NotoriusBEN | Uplay - notoriusben | Xbox,Windows Live - ThatBEN
  • Options
    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    I'ma dirty up this new thread with more shitty vampire puns

    steam_sig.png

    3DS Friend Code: 2165-6448-8348 www.Twitch.TV/cooljammer00
    Battle.Net: JohnDarc#1203 Origin/UPlay: CoolJammer00
  • Options
    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    I'ma dirty up this new thread with more shitty vampire puns

    Fangs for the idea!

  • Options
    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    An undead pun streak that rises again

  • Options
    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Hey, lets check for reference material for sprite sheets and.....I've stumbled into someone's fetish.

  • Options
    Talus9952Talus9952 Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Iolo wrote: »
    Fallout 3 was weirdly predictive of 2018 Washington DC.

    The Metro system in that game is literally one of my favorite things to see in a video game, ever.

    Were you referring to the human powered trains in the fallout 3 engine? Because yeah, that was hilarious!

    steam_sig.png
  • Options
    PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    An undead pun streak that rises again

    No sir, for at two threads can you really say they were ever down to begin with?

    Steam: Polaritie
    3DS: 0473-8507-2652
    Switch: SW-5185-4991-5118
    PSN: AbEntropy
  • Options
    ToyDToyD Registered User regular
    In before the first gift!

    steam_sig.png
  • Options
    BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/527430/

    oh hey, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor Martyr is out.

    I've hated Diablo Clones since diablo2, but I think I might be coming back for this one...

    I really enjoy Martyr. @Viking and I spent something like 15 hours playing together the other day.

    There are some points I'd raise, though.


    The game plays rather like someone crossed the hero unit bits from Dawn of War 2 with Diablo 3's arpg bits and Guild Wars 2's weapon-skill selection. It has a passive and active cover system which operates as you might expect from that, but it also has two health bars! The first is universal, everything has Health. The second, called Suppression, is for players and lieutenant/boss mobs. When it gets dinged, it will progress from Green to Yellow and finally Red. Green Suppression nullifies status effects entirely, while Yellow allows the likes of slows and stuns and Red allows for knockdowns to come into play.

    In terms of practical gameplay, imagine you've got a Heavy Bolter and a screaming horde of cultists over yonder. Firing explosive rounds into the crowd will slow the minions, while the fellow exhorting them to greater heights of violence will keep on keeping on. Only after some concentrated dakka will he, too, get knocked around.

    The same situation applies to the player. Charging into glorious combat is well and good, but beware pursuing a grudge with something in particular while that squad of minions armed with auto guns is unloading on you. To help with this, you can add Suppression Regen to your customizable health-potion-a-like, or take cover.

    The Health bar often gets modifiers attached to it, like Armor. A critter with Armor will take less damage from attacks without Armor Piercing or Armor Breaking attached to them. An attack might have yellow text to indicate a Slow, or red text that denotes its Knockdown properties. Something like "Armor Piercing, Fleshbane, Single Target, Channeled, Slow, Knockdown" is common among tooltip descriptions.


    I enjoy the way the combat works. It has the 40k flavor and a deliberate, stompy pace I enjoy from the ol' Dawns of War. Ability selection is a mix of picking your gear and weapons, with more or less customization depending on the class you choose. Psykers let you pick and choose from a bunch of spells and modify them to taste, while Crusader is purely down to gear and Assassin depends on gear with the addition of an active dodge system.

    The occasional option is just broken busted trash, like the one-handed chain sword which feels to me like something from an early build, or the block ability on shields.


    Some of my favorite gameplay involves Crusader and the optional jump pack. Jump into a crowd, aoe with the Great Axe, charge a fatty, chop them into bits, jump into another crowd... The heavy bolter is also good fun, though I made sure to run a movement speed perk to avoid being stuck a map behind Viking, and I made liberal use of the jump pack again. Going full fuck the world with a Psyker and dealing with the random demons, strange geometries and pillars of flame that keep popping up while I cast spells with a reckless disregard for sanity was also good times.

    If you enjoy 40k stuff and like blowing up hordes of grubbins, you may well quite enjoy this! If you want a particularly smooth arpg experience, I'd suggest Path of Exile.

    Basil on
    9KmX8eN.jpg
  • Options
    FleebFleeb has all of the fleeb juice Registered User regular
    Hey have some keys!

    signature.png

    signature.png

    signature.png

    Closes at 10pm EST on the 7th.

  • Options
    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Bah. So breaker was not tripped, but a contractor doing electrical work in the apartment caddy corner to mine managed to kill a single outlet in mine. The one with all my electronics plugged into it. There goes some GU progress.

    Not gonna be fixed until tomorrow at earliest either.

  • Options
    Stabbity StyleStabbity Style He/Him | Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    Hey, lets check for reference material for sprite sheets and.....I've stumbled into someone's fetish.

    :3

    Stabbity_Style.png
  • Options
    Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Bah. So breaker was not tripped, but a contractor doing electrical work in the apartment caddy corner to mine managed to kill a single outlet in mine. The one with all my electronics plugged into it. There goes some GU progress.

    Not gonna be fixed until tomorrow at earliest either.

    Your 'online card game' is gonna be score, yo.

  • Options
    davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    New thread so here’s a steam key:

    The Bureau: XCOM Declassified:

    Loading...?

    Enjoy.

  • Options
    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Bah. So breaker was not tripped, but a contractor doing electrical work in the apartment caddy corner to mine managed to kill a single outlet in mine. The one with all my electronics plugged into it. There goes some GU progress.

    Not gonna be fixed until tomorrow at earliest either.

    Your 'online card game' is gonna be score, yo.

    I don't think Crimson VS runs without the game being active. I know it doesn't when PS4 goes to sleep. Only have two cards left to get in it though.

  • Options
    ZavianZavian universal peace sounds better than forever war Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    In before the first vampir.....oh wait nvm

    Someone already staked this thread out...

    These puns have driven me batty

    Zavian on
  • Options
    CoffeyCoffey Terre Haute, IndianaRegistered User regular
    20 hours and counting into the new Path of Exile Incursion league. Loving it. It has really grabbed my attention & pulled me in. Late to the PoE train of course, so I feel eons behind... but glad I got on board now.

    76561197967491341.png
  • Options
    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I enjoy the main campaign of the bureau and the dlc campaign.

    Both succeed in establishing a fictional space you can enjoy playing in and would enjoy seeing more of.

    However the main campaign falls off the rails near the end and the overall level design really feels like something thrown together to meet bullet points, but lacking the care the time a larger budget would have allowed.

    I'm sure others have said this, but it feels like it would have played better without the xcom name.
    my crazy opinion is that after the final mission, the world should have been changed and the person you chose as your new host determined the faction rebuildingtge world, the person the you saved leading the insurgency against you, and the person you left to die being deified as a martyr for the old world.

    I was also disappointed that the alien guy you rescued from their mind control just died in the next arc.

    Then again....

  • Options
    harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    Hey I keep playing Terraria with mods and I'm probably never gonna stop. I got all the achievements and my playtime passed 1000 hours. I'm either playing Terraria or I'm on break from Terraria.

    B6yM5w2.gif
  • Options
    Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    Watch_Dogs is beaten! And on my last night off work too! Brilliant timing for it! It was pretty enjoyable except for that bits where it wasn't. There, review done. Now for the remaining 99 games to go!

    Big Classy on
  • Options
    RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    I am currently breaking free of happy neighbors after...50+ 60+ puzzles

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/729980/Happy_Neighbors/

    I've no memory of getting it but it is damn fun.

    RoyceSraphim on
  • Options
    IanatorIanator Gaze upon my works, ye mighty and facepalm.Registered User regular
    harvest wrote: »
    Hey I keep playing Terraria with mods and I'm probably never gonna stop. I got all the achievements and my playtime passed 1000 hours. I'm either playing Terraria or I'm on break from Terraria.

    Some numbers from my last run which I "wrapped up" last night.

    7ybrpjuvs3aj.jpg

    Yes, I had a fifteen-hour session (admittedly broken up with plenty of breaks). And I put over 86 hours into this run that wasn't even that different from my last one.

    Those last five achievements may have to wait. I've finally managed to tear myself away and get back around to, of all things, Disgaea. I anticipate that one'll be done before the week is up.

    steam_sig.png
    Twitch | Blizzard: Ianator#1479 | 3DS: Ianator - 1779 2336 5317 | FFXIV: Iana Ateliere (NA Sarg)
    Backlog Challenge List
  • Options
    IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=behpA361zFs&feature=youtu.be

    The makers of Totally Accurate Battle Simulator made a parody BR game, it's free to buy for the first 100 hours it's available: https://store.steampowered.com/app/823130/Totally_Accurate_Battlegrounds/
    Apparently it's actually good? Like, everything is physics based so the movement and recoil control on your shooting are all pretty tricky and fun, plus there's a shooting range with a ton of weapons to practice or dick around with.

    Free stuff!

    Lt. Iolo's First Day
    Steam profile.
    Getting started with BATTLETECH: Part 1 / Part 2
  • Options
    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    Iolo wrote: »
    Crippl3 wrote: »
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=behpA361zFs&feature=youtu.be

    The makers of Totally Accurate Battle Simulator made a parody BR game, it's free to buy for the first 100 hours it's available: https://store.steampowered.com/app/823130/Totally_Accurate_Battlegrounds/
    Apparently it's actually good? Like, everything is physics based so the movement and recoil control on your shooting are all pretty tricky and fun, plus there's a shooting range with a ton of weapons to practice or dick around with.

    Free stuff!

    But at what cost?

    camo_sig2.png
  • Options
    Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    Bah. So breaker was not tripped, but a contractor doing electrical work in the apartment caddy corner to mine managed to kill a single outlet in mine. The one with all my electronics plugged into it. There goes some GU progress.

    Not gonna be fixed until tomorrow at earliest either.

    Your 'online card game' is gonna be score, yo.

    I don't think Crimson VS runs without the game being active. I know it doesn't when PS4 goes to sleep. Only have two cards left to get in it though.

    Well, it did on the PS2. Or maybe I'm misremembering because we also usually left the units running to make sure games didn't crash by being left on. It was a while ago..

  • Options
    MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    FLY INTO THE DANGER ZOOOOOOONE!!!!

    Sky Knights

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/595430/Sky_Knights/

    ss_98c2b29c97fe24503a6d185165ff112401826155.600x338.jpg?t=1526287909

    4v4 jet combat with a 2D birds eye view, simple WASD throttle/steering. Sort of like a simplified MOBA where you have to blow up the 3 enemy ground bases with "creep" ground vehicles running around as 4 "hero" jets fly around shooting each other and ground targets. Land back at base to rearm, repair, and spend money on upgrades.

    Pros
    -It's only $6.67 right now
    -The music is a blatant rip off of the Top Gun soundtrack, just barely changed enough to avoid being sued.
    -Shout "I FEEL THE NEED, THE NEED FOR SPEED!" when you take off.
    -Shout "TALK TO ME, GOOSE!" during every dogfight.

    All worries about it not panning out in the long run are quelled by it only being $6.67 and the musc pushing it into THE DANGER ZOOOOOOONE!

    MrBody on
  • Options
    NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    Basil wrote: »
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/527430/

    oh hey, Warhammer 40k: Inquisitor Martyr is out.

    I've hated Diablo Clones since diablo2, but I think I might be coming back for this one...

    I really enjoy Martyr. @Viking and I spent something like 15 hours playing together the other day.

    There are some points I'd raise, though.


    The game plays rather like someone crossed the hero unit bits from Dawn of War 2 with Diablo 3's arpg bits and Guild Wars 2's weapon-skill selection. It has a passive and active cover system which operates as you might expect from that, but it also has two health bars! The first is universal, everything has Health. The second, called Suppression, is for players and lieutenant/boss mobs. When it gets dinged, it will progress from Green to Yellow and finally Red. Green Suppression nullifies status effects entirely, while Yellow allows the likes of slows and stuns and Red allows for knockdowns to come into play.

    In terms of practical gameplay, imagine you've got a Heavy Bolter and a screaming horde of cultists over yonder. Firing explosive rounds into the crowd will slow the minions, while the fellow exhorting them to greater heights of violence will keep on keeping on. Only after some concentrated dakka will he, too, get knocked around.

    The same situation applies to the player. Charging into glorious combat is well and good, but beware pursuing a grudge with something in particular while that squad of minions armed with auto guns is unloading on you. To help with this, you can add Suppression Regen to your customizable health-potion-a-like, or take cover.

    The Health bar often gets modifiers attached to it, like Armor. A critter with Armor will take less damage from attacks without Armor Piercing or Armor Breaking attached to them. An attack might have yellow text to indicate a Slow, or red text that denotes its Knockdown properties. Something like "Armor Piercing, Fleshbane, Single Target, Channeled, Slow, Knockdown" is common among tooltip descriptions.


    I enjoy the way the combat works. It has the 40k flavor and a deliberate, stompy pace I enjoy from the ol' Dawns of War. Ability selection is a mix of picking your gear and weapons, with more or less customization depending on the class you choose. Psykers let you pick and choose from a bunch of spells and modify them to taste, while Crusader is purely down to gear and Assassin depends on gear with the addition of an active dodge system.

    The occasional option is just broken busted trash, like the one-handed chain sword which feels to me like something from an early build, or the block ability on shields.


    Some of my favorite gameplay involves Crusader and the optional jump pack. Jump into a crowd, aoe with the Great Axe, charge a fatty, chop them into bits, jump into another crowd... The heavy bolter is also good fun, though I made sure to run a movement speed perk to avoid being stuck a map behind Viking, and I made liberal use of the jump pack again. Going full fuck the world with a Psyker and dealing with the random demons, strange geometries and pillars of flame that keep popping up while I cast spells with a reckless disregard for sanity was also good times.

    If you enjoy 40k stuff and like blowing up hordes of grubbins, you may well quite enjoy this! If you want a particularly smooth arpg experience, I'd suggest Path of Exile.

    If its like dawn of war 2, that's a plus for me. I liked playing as Tarkus (troops) and Thaddeus (heavy bolter) doing the fire and maneuver bit, while Unthinkable played the Force Commander in Terminator armor and the Dreadnaught/Terminator Assults and just busted all the expensive shit. It was funny when he got terminator armor for the first time and was frustrated that he was breaking all the cover. Then I told him, thats how terminator armor works, its so hard, you dont need cover.

    That said, it might be a hard sell to him because he kind of burned out on Retribution which was the same maps and objectives, just slightly different units.

    a4irovn5uqjp.png
    Steam - NotoriusBEN | Uplay - notoriusben | Xbox,Windows Live - ThatBEN
  • Options
    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    MrBody wrote: »
    FLY INTO THE DANGER ZOOOOOOONE!!!!

    Sky Knights

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/595430/Sky_Knights/

    ss_98c2b29c97fe24503a6d185165ff112401826155.600x338.jpg?t=1526287909

    4v4 jet combat with a 2D birds eye view, simple WASD throttle/steering. Sort of like a simplified MOBA where you have to blow up the 3 enemy ground bases with "creep" ground vehicles running around as 4 "hero" jets fly around shooting each other and ground targets. Land back at base to rearm, repair, and spend money on upgrades.

    Pros
    -It's only $6.67 right now
    -The music is a blatant rip off of the Top Gun soundtrack, just barely changed enough to avoid being sued.
    -Shout "I FEEL THE NEED, THE NEED FOR SPEED!" when you take off.
    -Shout "TALK TO ME, GOOSE!" during every dogfight.

    All worries about it not panning out in the long run are quelled by it only being $6.67 and the musing pushing it into THE DANGER ZOOOOOOONE!

    The perfect game to break out your Kenny Loggins playlist!

    What, you don't have a Kenny Loggins playlist?

    You have not truly lived!

  • Options
    Ed GrubermanEd Gruberman Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    MrBody wrote: »
    FLY INTO THE DANGER ZOOOOOOONE!!!!

    Sky Knights

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/595430/Sky_Knights/

    ss_98c2b29c97fe24503a6d185165ff112401826155.600x338.jpg?t=1526287909

    4v4 jet combat with a 2D birds eye view, simple WASD throttle/steering. Sort of like a simplified MOBA where you have to blow up the 3 enemy ground bases with "creep" ground vehicles running around as 4 "hero" jets fly around shooting each other and ground targets. Land back at base to rearm, repair, and spend money on upgrades.

    Pros
    -It's only $6.67 right now
    -The music is a blatant rip off of the Top Gun soundtrack, just barely changed enough to avoid being sued.
    -Shout "I FEEL THE NEED, THE NEED FOR SPEED!" when you take off.
    -Shout "TALK TO ME, GOOSE!" during every dogfight.

    All worries about it not panning out in the long run are quelled by it only being $6.67 and the musing pushing it into THE DANGER ZOOOOOOONE!

    The perfect game to break out your Kenny Loggins playlist!

    What, you don't have a Kenny Loggins playlist?

    You have not truly lived!

    I love gunning down enemy fighters while I blast Return to Pooh Corner.

    steam_sig.png

    SteamID: edgruberman GOG Galaxy: EdGruberman
  • Options
    MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    MrBody wrote: »
    FLY INTO THE DANGER ZOOOOOOONE!!!!

    Sky Knights

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/595430/Sky_Knights/

    ss_98c2b29c97fe24503a6d185165ff112401826155.600x338.jpg?t=1526287909

    4v4 jet combat with a 2D birds eye view, simple WASD throttle/steering. Sort of like a simplified MOBA where you have to blow up the 3 enemy ground bases with "creep" ground vehicles running around as 4 "hero" jets fly around shooting each other and ground targets. Land back at base to rearm, repair, and spend money on upgrades.

    Pros
    -It's only $6.67 right now
    -The music is a blatant rip off of the Top Gun soundtrack, just barely changed enough to avoid being sued.
    -Shout "I FEEL THE NEED, THE NEED FOR SPEED!" when you take off.
    -Shout "TALK TO ME, GOOSE!" during every dogfight.

    All worries about it not panning out in the long run are quelled by it only being $6.67 and the musing pushing it into THE DANGER ZOOOOOOONE!

    This looks amazing, gonna get it for sure. Thanks for the link!

    As an aside, I wish Valve would force developers to put actual gameplay videos on the preview section. Like, you can have the CG, camera floating, hype video first, that's fine, but there better be a follow-up video showing how the game actually plays as well. It's annoying to have to jump to youtube to find out what your game really is behind the flashy trailer.

    Need a voice actor? Hire me at bengrayVO.com
    Legends of Runeterra: MNCdover #moc
    Switch ID: MNC Dover SW-1154-3107-1051
    Steam ID
    Twitch Page
  • Options
    SpawnbrokerSpawnbroker Registered User regular
    Path of Exile has consumed my life, as is tradition every 3 months

    why do I keep doing this to myself

    Steam: Spawnbroker
  • Options
    Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    Path of Exile has consumed my life, as is tradition every 3 months

    why do I keep doing this to myself

    Says the dude with a I Wanna Be the Guy avatar.

  • Options
    EvmaAlsarEvmaAlsar Birmingham, EnglandRegistered User regular
    I've downloaded that totally accurate battlegrounds if anyone wants to try it with me, it looks like silly good fun.

    This is my dood:
    U2ixjZC.jpg

    6YAcQE8.png
    Steam profile - Twitch - YouTube
    Switch: SM-6352-8553-6516
  • Options
    DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
    Hrm. Is Sundered good? I kinda feel like a little metroidvania, but I wasn't the biggest fan of Jotun, so the studio isn't selling me on it, and I kinda want to wait on Dead Cells until it's out of EA.

    Steam ID: Right here.
  • Options
    Stabbity StyleStabbity Style He/Him | Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2018
    Rumor is a new Discord-like Steam chat is incoming at some point.

    https://imgur.com/3vd4yR0

    Sounds good to me. Current Steam chat is so limiting.

    From this tweet

    Stabbity Style on
    Stabbity_Style.png
  • Options
    LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    That would be good in a lot of ways. Discord is not a good thing to be relying on in the long run as it's not clear how the app is going to be monetized. We know how steam fills their cash swimming pools.

  • Options
    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    One hopes the new chat is usable on mobile and doesn't net split constantly. Otherwise it's still going to be a chat software I barely tolerate.

    steam_sig.png

    3DS Friend Code: 2165-6448-8348 www.Twitch.TV/cooljammer00
    Battle.Net: JohnDarc#1203 Origin/UPlay: CoolJammer00
  • Options
    IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    EvmaAlsar wrote: »
    I've downloaded that totally accurate battlegrounds if anyone wants to try it with me, it looks like silly good fun.

    This is my dood:
    U2ixjZC.jpg

    REMOVE ALL CLOTHES.

    Always REMOVE ALL CLOTHES.

    Lt. Iolo's First Day
    Steam profile.
    Getting started with BATTLETECH: Part 1 / Part 2
  • Options
    Stabbity StyleStabbity Style He/Him | Warning: Mothership Reporting Kennewick, WARegistered User regular
    Iolo wrote: »
    EvmaAlsar wrote: »
    I've downloaded that totally accurate battlegrounds if anyone wants to try it with me, it looks like silly good fun.

    This is my dood:
    U2ixjZC.jpg

    REMOVE ALL CLOTHES.

    Always REMOVE ALL CLOTHES.

    Nah, yellow jumpsuit for life.

    Stabbity_Style.png
Sign In or Register to comment.