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Winter means more time for [Steam] games!

MudzgutMudzgut OhioRegistered User regular
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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.


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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!
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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...
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Rare footage of a gift fight in action...
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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?
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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!

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  • MudzgutMudzgut OhioRegistered User regular
    edited November 24
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    I suppose it's more like 71h and 38m by the time I posted, but it was worth it.

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  • KalnaurKalnaur I See Fall Approaching . . . Centralia, WARegistered User regular
    Hello-o-o-o-o?

    Huh, I guess I'm the first one here.

    Uh, Forsaken Castle looks groovy. Demo downloaded. Feedback soonish.

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  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    Folks were commenting/asking about VR games to nominate - Beat Saber is awesome, I played it at a friend's.

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  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    OK, I haven’t played an AC since 3, and I didn’t even get through it. I’ve heard Origins is actually quite good, but everything I’ve heard about Odyssey makes me want to play it. Pretty Princess Dressup is not a thing I would ever expect to be a selling point for that series, and yet here we are!

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    From the old thread:
    You can make any armor or weapon item look like any other armor or weapon item (of the same type) that you've ever found, at any time, for free, as often as you want, on the fly.

    Pretty princess dress up galore!

    That's bloody awesome. More games need that.

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  • HenroidHenroid Radio Demon Internet HellRegistered User regular
    So far I got Danganronpa 1 & 2, Valkyria Chronicles 4, and Timespinner. A looooooooooot of other games on my list are looking at me with hefty discounts.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Since I didn't get to post my warning in the last thread before it was closed, I'll do it here:

    Whomever posts first on the next page is getting gifted.

    YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

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  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    From the last thread: Wait. Recore launched on steam? When did that happen?

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  • shdwcastershdwcaster West Dakota?Registered User regular
    Hi folks, I'd just like to make a quick note:

    By popular demand (of no one) I'll be doing my 24-hour ETS2 stream that I promised during last Christmas's charity drive, starting today at 2pm CST (about a half-hour from when I make this post).

    So feel free to stop in and see if I can stay awake while my driver is falling asleep, generally heckle me, or tell me what I should stream next year as a donation incentive (to be completed in March so that I don't run into the apocalypse of kid sports again).

    https://twitch.tv/shdwcaster

    Note: due to multiple overcommitments, this also ends up being my annual Extra Life stream. That shouldn't* happen next year either

    *
    Barring unforeseen injury, societal collapse, meteor strike, job change, or other possible unplanned events.

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  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    heenato wrote: »
    From the last thread: Wait. Recore launched on steam? When did that happen?

    around the time microsoft realized that letting PC gamers buy their games was a better bet than trying to convince them to buy an Xbox. See: Sunset Overdrive.

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  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    heenato wrote: »
    From the last thread: Wait. Recore launched on steam? When did that happen?

    around the time microsoft realized that letting PC gamers buy their games was a better bet than trying to convince them to buy an Xbox. See: Sunset Overdrive.

    apparently september to be precise. Huh. Neat. I might have to get that at some point.

    Speaking of Microsoft games, i've been playing sunset overdrive and it's pretty good. I think it's gonna end up having the issue of "Too much" in an open world game. Like, there's almost 900 collectables. not including stuff like clothing.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    Play Obra Dinn

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  • akajaybayakajaybay Registered User regular
    Started up 428 Shibuya Scramble. It's pretty cool so far. It essentially a visual novel with a lot of still frame or slightly animated live action photos.
    But then it also uses a proto-version of Virtue's Last Reward/Zero Escape's timeline system. You make a decent amount of choices, many of which lead to bad endings. Other choices impact different characters timelines. If one character's timeline comes to an abrupt end because you arrest someone who ends up being a waste of time, then when you play the arrested person earlier in the day, just avoid the circumstances that lease to your arrest and the first character's timeline updates accordingly.
    It's a mix of a serious-ish kidnapping plot and a decent amount of humor and zany-ness mixed through the rest.

    It's told in blocks of an hour, and you need to get each character to their proper end of that hour before it unlocks the next hour for everyone.
    I feel like I've done a lot already and I've only completed two out of I think ten hour segments.

    It's a bit pricier than a lot of other visual novels, but there's a LOT here and it has a lot of character.

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  • CoffeyCoffey Registered User regular
    Ahh, that new thread smell. Hello everyone!

    So, in regards to my thinking about potentially trying to speed run Mad Max: in the current world record, there was a box of scrap at the end of a jump that was glitched. And you could keep picking it up over & over again, to basically get as much scrap as you wanted. The speedrunner did it until he had, at the time, 3800 extra scrap so that he could get all of the remaining upgrades that he needed. That speed run record was from 2015. They patched out that broken scrap box since then. So I'm not sure how that works in regard to the speed run. Is his time now obsolete, or what? Because you can't recreate what he did anymore so how can you get his time now?

    I think I'll just opt out of the idea entirely. I have more fun just jumping around games when new games become available to me anyway. I think speed running is cool & I enjoy watching them fairly often but I don't know if I personally have the patience to be one of the people that can just keep restarting a game when something goes wrong that loses 2-5 seconds.

    I'm looking forward to Torchlight Frontiers, World of Warcraft: Classic & maybe Hide or Die. Although the devs of Hide or Die are being super secretive about showing off anything about their game anymore, which gives me a lot of pause for concern. Why would you be purposely hiding your game from people unless you were worried about something?

    What a day. What a lovely day.

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Merry Clod-mas, clods 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
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    akajaybay wrote: »
    Started up 428 Shibuya Scramble. It's pretty cool so far. It essentially a visual novel with a lot of still frame or slightly animated live action photos.
    But then it also uses a proto-version of Virtue's Last Reward/Zero Escape's timeline system. You make a decent amount of choices, many of which lead to bad endings. Other choices impact different characters timelines. If one character's timeline comes to an abrupt end because you arrest someone who ends up being a waste of time, then when you play the arrested person earlier in the day, just avoid the circumstances that lease to your arrest and the first character's timeline updates accordingly.
    It's a mix of a serious-ish kidnapping plot and a decent amount of humor and zany-ness mixed through the rest.

    It's told in blocks of an hour, and you need to get each character to their proper end of that hour before it unlocks the next hour for everyone.
    I feel like I've done a lot already and I've only completed two out of I think ten hour segments.

    It's a bit pricier than a lot of other visual novels, but there's a LOT here and it has a lot of character.

    How would you rate it compared to those other games so far? Like, 999 was fantastic, does it live up to the quality?

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    They do legacy speed runs under old versions with glitches and exploits. That popular Cuphead run from a few months back was based on an old version of the game where you could use both sets of weapons at the same time and do crazy amounts of damage.

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  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    Coffey wrote: »
    Ahh, that new thread smell. Hello everyone!

    So, in regards to my thinking about potentially trying to speed run Mad Max: in the current world record, there was a box of scrap at the end of a jump that was glitched. And you could keep picking it up over & over again, to basically get as much scrap as you wanted. The speedrunner did it until he had, at the time, 3800 extra scrap so that he could get all of the remaining upgrades that he needed. That speed run record was from 2015. They patched out that broken scrap box since then. So I'm not sure how that works in regard to the speed run. Is his time now obsolete, or what? Because you can't recreate what he did anymore so how can you get his time now?

    I think I'll just opt out of the idea entirely. I have more fun just jumping around games when new games become available to me anyway. I think speed running is cool & I enjoy watching them fairly often but I don't know if I personally have the patience to be one of the people that can just keep restarting a game when something goes wrong that loses 2-5 seconds.

    I'm looking forward to Torchlight Frontiers, World of Warcraft: Classic & maybe Hide or Die. Although the devs of Hide or Die are being super secretive about showing off anything about their game anymore, which gives me a lot of pause for concern. Why would you be purposely hiding your game from people unless you were worried about something?

    What a day. What a lovely day.
    Normally something like that, if it's a big enough glitch, would receive it's own catagory (I.E Any percent or Unpatched). it doesn't look like anyone else is really running Mad Max though, so it's hard to tell. I think if more people were running it, this would already be addressed.

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  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    I did not play many games released this year at all. Made Codemasters F1 game my GOTY.

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  • EvmaAlsarEvmaAlsar Birmingham, EnglandRegistered User regular
    3030 Deathwar Redux is over 7 hours after buying it.

    It's a good time, though. Thoroughly recommend, if only for the great soundtrack when you leave a station and go into spehss.

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  • KarozKaroz Registered User regular
    Oh hey I was just thinking about needing to renew my Humble Monthly subscription and there is a deal for $99 for a year! Noice

    ...new subscribers only. Dangit.

  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    I might just pull the trigger on that humble monthly deal. But I just spent a bunch of money on games. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    oh yeah. that Humble monthly deal is fantastic if you dont have MGS5. It's a pretty good game. Cities skylines is also pretty good but something about the lighting gives me migraines so I cant play it too much.

    Also I'm trash at both of them. But for 12 bucks it's fantastic.

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  • EvmaAlsarEvmaAlsar Birmingham, EnglandRegistered User regular
    Any recommendations on something to play over the weekend?

    Both Stellaris and BATTLETECH have expansions coming out soon which adds enough new gameplay that I kinda-sorta don't want to play either of them until then.

    Iolo
  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    Yeah I already have cities skylines so the value this month isn’t as much. But the later months though. Makes me go hmmmmm

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  • KarozKaroz Registered User regular
    EvmaAlsar wrote: »
    Any recommendations on something to play over the weekend?

    Both Stellaris and BATTLETECH have expansions coming out soon which adds enough new gameplay that I kinda-sorta don't want to play either of them until then.

    Let's take a gander at the ol' backlog.

    Vampires: Bloodlines
    The Red Strings Club
    The Flame in the Flood
    Fez
    Amnesia: The Dark Descent
    Alien: Isolation
    Alan Wake's American Nightmare
    Supreme Commander
    Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
    DARK SOULS™: Prepare To Die Edition
    Concrete Jungle
    Battle Chef Brigade
    Subnautica
    Frostpunk
    Vampyr
    Risk of Rain
    Prey
    Bastion
    The Council

    Those are all 0-<1.5 hours played

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  • heenatoheenato Registered User regular
    EvmaAlsar wrote: »
    Any recommendations on something to play over the weekend?

    Both Stellaris and BATTLETECH have expansions coming out soon which adds enough new gameplay that I kinda-sorta don't want to play either of them until then.
    Begin learning crusader kings 2 and forget what day it currently is.

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  • TeeManTeeMan BrainSpoon Registered User regular
    EvmaAlsar wrote: »
    Any recommendations on something to play over the weekend?

    Both Stellaris and BATTLETECH have expansions coming out soon which adds enough new gameplay that I kinda-sorta don't want to play either of them until then.

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  • EvmaAlsarEvmaAlsar Birmingham, EnglandRegistered User regular
    I'd just like it to be known that my backlog isn't as shameful as it initially appears to be, as some of those titles are owned on other platforms and that is where the majority of their play hours lie.

    I do need to get Vampyr done, though.

  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Play Pyre or Hellblade

    Also I didn't play a lot of variety this past year but I nominated Rocket League for a few categories.

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  • Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie Future world ruler Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    Play Pyre or Hellblade

    Also I didn't play a lot of variety this past year but I nominated Rocket League for a few categories.

    How? When I tried to nominate the same game for more than one category, it wouldn't let me.

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  • bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    From the old thread:
    You can make any armor or weapon item look like any other armor or weapon item (of the same type) that you've ever found, at any time, for free, as often as you want, on the fly.

    Pretty princess dress up galore!

    That's bloody awesome. More games need that.

    So weapon A is really awesome statwise, and weapon B is really cool looking, but worries stats, I can make A look like B?

    That's pretty legit.

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    Play Pyre or Hellblade

    Also I didn't play a lot of variety this past year but I nominated Rocket League for a few categories.

    Pyre is the best!

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  • 21stCentury21stCentury Merry Clod-mas, clods 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    Play Pyre or Hellblade

    Also I didn't play a lot of variety this past year but I nominated Rocket League for a few categories.

    Pyre is the best!


    Pffft, that is what the rabble sounds like.

    Pyre is more sophisticated than that.



    There, elegance worthy of being displayed.

  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Oh, please, Pyre is a game all about duels and so the most appropriate soundtrack is a duet.

  • 21stCentury21stCentury Merry Clod-mas, clods 2019-07-12 - KeystoneRegistered User regular
    I didn't want to spoil that song!

  • FawstFawst The road to awe.Registered User regular
    My backlog is full of games I’m just never going to play. Probably because a lot of them open up into an unclosable instance that locks up my computer.

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  • akajaybayakajaybay Registered User regular
    akajaybay wrote: »
    Started up 428 Shibuya Scramble. It's pretty cool so far. It essentially a visual novel with a lot of still frame or slightly animated live action photos.
    But then it also uses a proto-version of Virtue's Last Reward/Zero Escape's timeline system. You make a decent amount of choices, many of which lead to bad endings. Other choices impact different characters timelines. If one character's timeline comes to an abrupt end because you arrest someone who ends up being a waste of time, then when you play the arrested person earlier in the day, just avoid the circumstances that lease to your arrest and the first character's timeline updates accordingly.
    It's a mix of a serious-ish kidnapping plot and a decent amount of humor and zany-ness mixed through the rest.

    It's told in blocks of an hour, and you need to get each character to their proper end of that hour before it unlocks the next hour for everyone.
    I feel like I've done a lot already and I've only completed two out of I think ten hour segments.

    It's a bit pricier than a lot of other visual novels, but there's a LOT here and it has a lot of character.

    How would you rate it compared to those other games so far? Like, 999 was fantastic, does it live up to the quality?

    I'm still probably way too early on to compare it to that degree. It's tone is fairly different, the characters are a BIT less anime. But it's like a zany series of 24. With the one hour chunks progressing the plot of these initially disparate plot threads throughout Shibuya and how they bump into each other. I'm liking it quite a bit, but I loved 999. But 999 also had the puzzles in there too. This is just the VN and the the interactive timeline.

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    Play Pyre or Hellblade

    Also I didn't play a lot of variety this past year but I nominated Rocket League for a few categories.

    How? When I tried to nominate the same game for more than one category, it wouldn't let me.

    I may have missed some sort of Submit button so don't take my word for Gospel

  • Werewolf2000adWerewolf2000ad Suckers, I know exactly what went wrong. Registered User regular
    I notice that Wallpaper Engine is finally out of Early Access. That thing's a bargain for the money.

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