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[Steam] will be LIT in 2020

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The submission form for the backlog challenge is here: https://goo.gl/forms/1W1dX6V9PheRk6Ek2
And the spreadsheet of them is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tZMNfsp7D4xrx4BCSya1mti0AS2pCR_6GE7h5IpJl4s/edit?usp=sharing

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.


December 2018 Classy Christmas total, $2,190.06!!!
I'm working on finding some of the other old totals from Summer Drives as well, if you find them before me, please PM me! Thanks!

Previous Years
Classy Christmas 2016: $5,315.84
***If someone finds the 2015 total before I can dig it up, please PM me, @Mudzgut***
Classy Christmas 2014: $9,248
Classy Christmas 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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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    So, a new game just hit Steam yesterday. Ace Combat 7! It's really good! I'm only like halfway through it right now, but I'd say it ranks up there with the hallmarks of the series: 4, 5, and 0. Also runs absolutely fantastic on PC! Apparently it's lacking ultrawide support and doesn't have the VR missions because of a timed VR exclusivity deal with Sony for PSVR, but neither of those really affect me, so whatever. Anyway, just wanted to recommended it to people who might be on the fence (or those who haven't played one before and might be interested). They're totally playable (and in fact, meant to be played) on controllers, so you don't have to worry about getting a flightstick or any special hardware for it. Also, the soundtrack might be one of the best ones in the series, which is saying something. Anyway, just wanted to give it a shoutout and try to get other people to get in on this goodness. Also, have a trailer, it's dope (and showcases how good the soundtrack is):

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    So.... is Ace Combat supposed to rival MS Flight Sim for reality, only with military planes instead?

  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    It wasn’t me this time. I made sure.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Did Stabbity think before posting?

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    edited February 2
    Mugsley wrote: »
    So.... is Ace Combat supposed to rival MS Flight Sim for reality, only with military planes instead?

    No. Not really. Standard loadouts include like, 100 missiles. It's exactly as arcade as that sounds. And you invariably can unlock some final boss super plane with unrealistic design and silly weapons. Past candidates have included lasers, railguns, and omnidirectional missile barrages.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited February 2
    Mugsley wrote: »
    So.... is Ace Combat supposed to rival MS Flight Sim for reality, only with military planes instead?

    Ace combat 4 and 5 ended with death star trench runs.

    5 and Zero had laser pods

    Zero had a laser obelisk

    5 had me shoot down the arcbird, 6 had players shoot down arcbird's bigger military cousins

    4 had the best fucking story and oh my god i'm crying right now

    Edit: i'm now singing the melody from 5

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    Mugsley wrote: »
    So.... is Ace Combat supposed to rival MS Flight Sim for reality, only with military planes instead?

    Nope, it's an arcade plane game all the way. If you want a military plane MS Flight Sim, DCS World is there. It has fully interactive cockpits on most of the planes and is suuuuper realistic. I've been hoping to get into it at some point, but there's never enough time for stuff >.<

    Here's a trailer for the A-10C module:

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    For what it's worth, there's a very good in-universe explanation for why there's all these giant fuck off superweapons around. A lot of them were "oh shit an asteroid is coming right at us" projects.

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  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    So.... is Ace Combat supposed to rival MS Flight Sim for reality, only with military planes instead?

    Ace combat 4 and 5 ended with death star trench runs.

    5 and Zero had laser pods

    Zero had a laser obelisk

    5 had me shoot down the arcbird, 6 had players shoot down arcbird's bigger military cousins

    4 had the best fucking story and oh my god i'm crying right now

    Edit: i'm now singing the melody from 5

    So good! Here's the full Yellow 13 story from Ace Combat 4 for anyone interested. Spoilers, I guess, but it's one of my favorite game stories just because of how personal and quiet it is. It served as such a great contrast to what you were actually doing in the game.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    So.... is Ace Combat supposed to rival MS Flight Sim for reality, only with military planes instead?

    Ace combat 4 and 5 ended with death star trench runs.

    5 and Zero had laser pods

    Zero had a laser obelisk

    5 had me shoot down the arcbird, 6 had players shoot down arcbird's bigger military cousins

    4 had the best fucking story and oh my god i'm crying right now

    Edit: i'm now singing the melody from 5

    Chopper dies.

  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    So.... is Ace Combat supposed to rival MS Flight Sim for reality, only with military planes instead?

    Nope, it's an arcade plane game all the way. If you want a military plane MS Flight Sim, DCS World is there. It has fully interactive cockpits on most of the planes and is suuuuper realistic. I've been hoping to get into it at some point, but there's never enough time for stuff >.<

    Here's a trailer for the A-10C module:


    I suck at flight sims but that looked incredible.

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  • HiT BiTHiT BiT Fresh, straight from Pac-Man's 🍒 Registered User regular
    So, who released the Klassken this time?
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    I see.
    Thanks Stabbs for his sacrifice.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    So.... is Ace Combat supposed to rival MS Flight Sim for reality, only with military planes instead?

    Ace combat 4 and 5 ended with death star trench runs.

    5 and Zero had laser pods

    Zero had a laser obelisk

    5 had me shoot down the arcbird, 6 had players shoot down arcbird's bigger military cousins

    4 had the best fucking story and oh my god i'm crying right now

    Edit: i'm now singing the melody from 5

    Chopper dies.

    The enemy pilot dialog changes in that mission if you start playing really well.

    8492 was a kick to the nads considering your previous mission had you kitted out for a ground attack mission.
    Polaritie wrote: »
    For what it's worth, there's a very good in-universe explanation for why there's all these giant fuck off superweapons around. A lot of them were "oh shit an asteroid is coming right at us" projects.

    Thats what i love about the series. Had I played more of gears, i might have the same feelings.

    @Mugsley

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/381020/Sky_Rogue/

    Similar gameplay

  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    Oh jeez, just got hit by @MNC Dover ! He dunked me with the Ace Combat 7 season pass! Thanks! Apparently it's got 3 new planes and missions in it, which should be a lot of fun. New missions are always a blast in those games!

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    Thanks again! <3

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    Razgriz.

  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    Oh jeez, @MNC Dover just hit me again, this time with Fantasy Strike! Some people were pimping that out in the last thread and it looked like a cool, low barrier to entry fighting game. Which sounded right up my alley! So thanks! Can't wait to give it a spin and see if I can actually get decent at a fighting game!

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    Thanks again! <3

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  • CalescentCalescent Registered User regular
    Another free game (copying text from announcement):

    Kholat is free for a limited time on Steam!*

    The most terrifying journey of your life set in the beautiful winter scenery of the Ural Mountains. Uncover the horrific mystery behind the Dyatlov Pass Incident. Narrated by the famous Sean Bean.

    *Offer ends February 4 at 9AM Pacific Time. Add it to your account and own it permanently.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2
    Target Locked.

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    Gifts Away!!

    Edit: Probably should have posted this before sending the gifts. :)

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Alright who tampered with causality this time

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    Yeah that was an odd order to put those posts, but it could also have just been a warning for a second unexpected round.

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  • Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Alright who tampered with causality this time

    me? at looking everyone is Why

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  • MadicanMadican
    is not amused with these shenanigans

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    is not amused with these shenanigans

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    /dances

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  • KalnaurKalnaur I See Spring Showers . . . Centralia, WARegistered User regular
    February theme for the Backlog Warriors:
    I Love You This Much
    It's the month of love, Valentine's day is on the horizon, and the themes for the month are Continuing Love and Returning Love. Continuing Love as in, "I love this series so damn much and oh look there's a game from that series in my Steam library that I keep putting off playing", and Returning Love as in "You know what, I should treat myself, play those games I just love to play". That's right, this month in an effort to knock games off the backlog, you're being encouraged to return to those series you love most and get through all the gamez. Or say screw it for this month, because man have you been wanting to play X game again. Extra encouragement is given if said game has a "New Game+" mode.

    Also, you are not confined to Steam games for this month.

    No this isn't just a thinly veiled comment on how I'm going to be play Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep and Dream Drop Distance on my PS4 before hitting up Kingdom Hearts 3, how dare you impugn my honor and faithfulness to the Gaben.

    So, uh, onward!

    *PS4 booting up noises*

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  • ShadeShade Registered User regular
    Just a reminder that @HiT BiT is a monster that is all...

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    I've fallen down a rabbit hole of thirty-year-old computer game magazines. Turns out archive.org has all 36 issues of Zero magazine (PC Zone's multiformat precursor). One of my fave reads from back in the day. So long, any productivity whatsoever!

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Shambler FuckerRegistered User regular
    edited February 2
    Jazz wrote: »
    I've fallen down a rabbit hole of thirty-year-old computer game magazines. Turns out archive.org has all 36 issues of Zero magazine (PC Zone's multiformat precursor). One of my fave reads from back in the day. So long, any productivity whatsoever!

    If you're interested in video on a similar topic, Youtube has a huge collection of episodes from The Computer Chronicles going back to the mid 80s.

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  • JaysonFourJaysonFour Classy Monster Kitteh Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    I've fallen down a rabbit hole of thirty-year-old computer game magazines. Turns out archive.org has all 36 issues of Zero magazine (PC Zone's multiformat precursor). One of my fave reads from back in the day. So long, any productivity whatsoever!

    Makes me wonder if we're ever going to get more companies doing things like this. I have a number of old favorite video gaming mags from the 90s I always liked to re-read simply because the reviews of the games were often sarcastic and included a lot of in-jokes, and because the letters pages were always pretty epic. Not to mention now that everyone is busily re-releasing old games for fun and profit on Steam, a lot of these maps and questions are also pretty handy for when you don't feel like windowing in and out and in just to check a walkthrough or a map...

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Wsad was surprisingly rare in those days. Triad was unplayable

  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    So.... is Ace Combat supposed to rival MS Flight Sim for reality, only with military planes instead?

    Ace combat 4 and 5 ended with death star trench runs.

    5 and Zero had laser pods

    Zero had a laser obelisk

    5 had me shoot down the arcbird, 6 had players shoot down arcbird's bigger military cousins

    4 had the best fucking story and oh my god i'm crying right now

    Edit: i'm now singing the melody from 5

    Chopper dies.

    The enemy pilot dialog changes in that mission if you start playing really well.

    8492 was a kick to the nads considering your previous mission had you kitted out for a ground attack mission.
    Polaritie wrote: »
    For what it's worth, there's a very good in-universe explanation for why there's all these giant fuck off superweapons around. A lot of them were "oh shit an asteroid is coming right at us" projects.

    Thats what i love about the series. Had I played more of gears, i might have the same feelings.

    @Mugsley

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/381020/Sky_Rogue/

    Similar gameplay

    Ah! So basically G-Loc for PC

  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Also Kholat is basically recreating a mysterious RL situation where people were found without clothes and frozen to death in the middle of winter in Russia

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Target Locked.

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    Gifts Away!!

    Edit: Probably should have posted this before sending the gifts. :)

    Here I was prepared to read that this is the warning that the missile is locked on the first poster of page 25 or something like that.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    edited February 2
    Wsad was surprisingly rare in those days. Triad was unplayable

    It probably had a similar setup to Doom, if I'm remembering right: arrow keys (were they still called cursor keys by that point?) for forward, back and turning left and right; hold Alt to strafe; hold Shift to run; Ctrl to fire; Spacebar to use switches and open/close doors; number keys to change weapons. And it had no mouse support, at least to begin with - I forget if that was patched into later versions (back when later versions were only accessible through magazine cover discs or BBSes or something, but Doom still went through several revisions, most famously v1.666). Vertical mouselook at least was unnecessary in Doom, less so some of its later contemporaries, of couse - I think Rise of the Triad was one of the earliest that included looking up and down at all.

    If anything, the weirdest bit about going back to vanilla Doom is discovering that that control setup is not redefineable.

    I think the first game I ever played with mouselook was The Terminator: Future Shock (by a little known company called Bethesda who'd quietly released an interesting RPG called The Elder Scrolls: Arena the year prior - from little acorns, eh?). Indeed, Wikipedia lists it as the first game ever to have "full-time fully 3D mouselook by default", a year before Quake came out. And playing Future Shock, I thought I'd never get used to it...

    JaysonFour wrote: »
    Jazz wrote: »
    I've fallen down a rabbit hole of thirty-year-old computer game magazines. Turns out archive.org has all 36 issues of Zero magazine (PC Zone's multiformat precursor). One of my fave reads from back in the day. So long, any productivity whatsoever!

    Makes me wonder if we're ever going to get more companies doing things like this. I have a number of old favorite video gaming mags from the 90s I always liked to re-read simply because the reviews of the games were often sarcastic and included a lot of in-jokes, and because the letters pages were always pretty epic. Not to mention now that everyone is busily re-releasing old games for fun and profit on Steam, a lot of these maps and questions are also pretty handy for when you don't feel like windowing in and out and in just to check a walkthrough or a map...

    Those sorts of things were pretty much the same things I loved about Zero, its successor PC Zone, and indeed its predecessor, Your Sinclair, as much as the gaming content itself. Hell, a good chunk of any given issue was given over to rather bonkers and offbeat humour as much as actual computer games - a regular feature in Zero was "highest joystick", where readers would send in pictures of gaming apparatus of their choice at some high elevation, like the summit of Ben Nevis or in the cockpit of a jet next to the altimeter. One issue had a competition which asked readers to identify Formula One drivers just from pictures of their noses (easier than you'd think; there were only three and they were household names then, but still).

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  • KarozKaroz Registered User regular
    Another fun FNG was had this time with far too many cooks in the kitchen.

    @Ghlinn @Pimsy and I were working up a sweat as we cooked many a meal for patrons of all sorts to claim many a three stars.

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    Thanks to my fellow cooks to a fun night.


    Update on SNG, we are still playing Division, currently with the main base and all wings unlocked but only level 7 ( @an_alt )

    I will keep this information posted in this PAFNG thread and feel free to mention other long campaigns you'd like to coop though it will be awhile till we get to them.

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  • JazzJazz UKRegistered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    Mugsley wrote: »
    So.... is Ace Combat supposed to rival MS Flight Sim for reality, only with military planes instead?

    Ace combat 4 and 5 ended with death star trench runs.

    5 and Zero had laser pods

    Zero had a laser obelisk

    5 had me shoot down the arcbird, 6 had players shoot down arcbird's bigger military cousins

    4 had the best fucking story and oh my god i'm crying right now

    Edit: i'm now singing the melody from 5

    Chopper dies.

    The enemy pilot dialog changes in that mission if you start playing really well.

    8492 was a kick to the nads considering your previous mission had you kitted out for a ground attack mission.
    Polaritie wrote: »
    For what it's worth, there's a very good in-universe explanation for why there's all these giant fuck off superweapons around. A lot of them were "oh shit an asteroid is coming right at us" projects.

    Thats what i love about the series. Had I played more of gears, i might have the same feelings.

    @Mugsley

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/381020/Sky_Rogue/

    Similar gameplay

    Ah! So basically G-Loc for PC

    Only without the bananas 360-degree spinning cabinet:

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  • bloodatonementbloodatonement Registered User regular
    I spent $4 to play that at Disneyland when I was a teen. Spent most of the ride upside down. Rip Starcade.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    I kind of miss Steel Talons. I was the only one of my friends who could ever properly fly the thing.

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  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    I kind of miss Steel Talons. I was the only one of my friends who could ever properly fly the thing.

    Oh God I loved this game!!! Forgot all about it.

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  • PsiberianPsiberian Registered User regular
    yikes! twice in one week adding another name to "TheList"
    Many thanks to @Bakaroz (crap that is his/her steam name. they snuck in and hit me with Sniper 3!

    When they least expect it revenge will be mine...

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Game Designer/Stay-at-home Dad Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited February 2
    Betsuni wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Target Locked.

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    Gifts Away!!

    Edit: Probably should have posted this before sending the gifts. :)

    Here I was prepared to read that this is the warning that the missile is locked on the first poster of page 25 or something like that.

    Hmmm.....not a bad idea!

    Thanks to @Betsuni, you're all being....

    WARNED RIGHT NOW!! The first person to post on page 50 is getting gifted!

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    GIFT AWAY!!

    YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

    Let's see who actually remembers to heed my warnings this time....

    Edit: And don't forget because this was a BotP post. I won't repost or quote this as a reminder. You're on your own folks. :)

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