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[Steam] Remote Play Together is coming: The whole internet will be your co-op couch

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited October 10
    Mirror was pretty fun.

    You are making wonder if it would be worth it to play through it again and get both endings for each character.

    Huh, why is every DLC page for games I'm looking up showing both the bullshit DLC and the game DLC at once?

    Hit a wall, frosty ghost. Need to grind proper gear.

    Fuck.

    Or maybe scroll.

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  • Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    People are making PC games with local multi? I thought that all been scrap heaped years ago so they could sell multiple copies for online play.

    Big releases favor online but smaller games like many indie titles only have local multi.

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    I found that tilting it doesn't work very well, and once I started jerking it, I got much better results.

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  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Blegh BlughRegistered User regular
    I actually wish there was a thing to make online MP turn into local coop

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  • JazzJazz irregular Un-UKRegistered User regular
    edited October 10
    I actually wish there was a thing to make online MP turn into local coop

    For truth.

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  • SyngyneSyngyne Registered User regular
    I actually wish there was a thing to make online MP turn into local coop

    the term is "lan party"

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  • ZavianZavian Senātus Populusque Rōmānus Registered User regular
    I actually wish there was a thing to make online MP turn into local coop

    100 friends parachute into a living room....
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  • DoublySymmetricDoublySymmetric Registered User regular
    So many extension cords...

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Ah, a pic from the Old Times.
    When all the monitors were CRTs and all the boxes were beige.

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  • OrogogusOrogogus San DiegoRegistered User regular
    Is this for IPX emulation, like Kali back in the day, or is it streaming same-screen games like Castle Crashers to your friends? My impression is the latter, but I see people here and elsewhere talking about LAN games, which would involve more than streaming a screen and applying some key rebindings.

  • JazzJazz irregular Un-UKRegistered User regular
    Ah, a pic from the Old Times.
    When all the monitors were CRTs and all the boxes were beige.

    That one black one a couple of rows back really stands out.

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    Ah, a pic from the Old Times.
    When all the monitors were CRTs and all the boxes were beige.

    That one black one a couple of rows back really stands out.

    That's the only LCD, too. Probably brand new.

    Now, if anything, it'd be the reverse. The lone living fossil amid all the black monoliths and custom jobs with case lighting.

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  • Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie Future world ruler Registered User regular
    Imagine the electricity bill. /shudder/

  • BetsuniBetsuni Insert Disk 4 and Press Any Key to Continue Registered User regular
    Zavian wrote: »
    I actually wish there was a thing to make online MP turn into local coop

    100 friends parachute into a living room....
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    So many RS232 cables....

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  • baudattitudebaudattitude Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    Ah, a pic from the Old Times.
    When all the monitors were CRTs and all the boxes were beige.

    That one black one a couple of rows back really stands out.

    It looks very much like the Compaq Presario and matching monitor that I had around the time. Ahh, the good days when Sears sold computers and didn't really mind what your credit score looked like when giving you a credit card.

  • DirtyboyDirtyboy Registered User regular
    edited October 10
    Imagine the electricity bill. /shudder/

    QuakeCon has to bring in two generator trucks due to the load from the BYOC/LAN area.

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  • JazzJazz irregular Un-UKRegistered User regular
    I've never attended a big BYOC LAN, but I can't help thinking I'd be completely paranoid about anything happening to my machine if I wasn't hovering over it the entire time.

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Kensington locks and less than premium hardware (and ideally a build just for those events so you don't lose anything vital).

    Also don't have the most baller rig

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    I've never attended a big BYOC LAN, but I can't help thinking I'd be completely paranoid about anything happening to my machine if I wasn't hovering over it the entire time.

    I went to one. It was incredibly disappointing. About 80% of the people there were just leeching porn off each other, and the rest were playing random single player games or small multiplayer games with their friends.

    I had much better LAN experiences with my friends in a garage.

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  • JazzJazz irregular Un-UKRegistered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    Kensington locks and less than premium hardware (and ideally a build just for those events so you don't lose anything vital).

    Also don't have the most baller rig

    I have a friend who's well set up for that - he had a gaming rig built for him two years ago with a then pretty top-line spec, but had it deliberately built in a completely nondescript looking case (complete with DVD drive; I told him it really needed a floppy drive too) to make it look both old and completely unassuming. Kind of genius, it's a total sleeper of a machine you wouldn't look twice at.

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    Jazz wrote: »
    I've never attended a big BYOC LAN, but I can't help thinking I'd be completely paranoid about anything happening to my machine if I wasn't hovering over it the entire time.

    I went to one. It was incredibly disappointing. About 80% of the people there were just leeching porn off each other, and the rest were playing random single player games or small multiplayer games with their friends.

    I had much better LAN experiences with my friends in a garage.

    I've had good LAN experiences with friends in our houses, albeit mostly on Xboxes both OG and 360. Perhaps the most memorable was three of us with Steel Battalion: Line of Contact. The sheer amount of space that three Steel Battalion setups takes up is ridiculous (folding tables everywhere) but damn if it wasn't fun.

    I went to one with PCs back in '99 or so that was sort of part of a nerd bachelor party, but my PC of the time for some reason didn't want to talk to any of the other machines on the network. None of us could figure out why and it wasn't long before everyone else threw in the towel with trying to sort it and just got to playing stuff without me. That was sorely disappointing.

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  • The_SpaniardThe_Spaniard Registered User regular
    edited October 11
    It's gift-o-ween time, and Killing Floor 2 got it's yearly spooky themed content update, so...

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    No entries so far, does everyone on the forums already own this game?

    One day left and only 2 entries so far.

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    And the winner, from only 2 entries..., was @SkutSkut!

    Congrats, now mark the game as received on SteamGifts!

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    Thanks for Killing Floor 2, been keeping an eye on it.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Glitter mitten Grove is on sale for $10, down from its normal 20.

  • Stabbity StyleStabbity Style Warning: Mothership Reporting Richland, WARegistered User regular
    Thanks @Spoit for Neo Cab! Just finished watching Taxi Driver, so that seems like an appropriate sort of game to follow it up with. Also, side note, holy shit that was a gorgeous movie! What a great time capsule to New York City in the 70's.

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  • JazzJazz irregular Un-UKRegistered User regular
    Neo Cab looks kind of awesome.

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  • rahkeesh2000rahkeesh2000 Registered User regular
    edited October 11
    Orogogus wrote: »
    Is this for IPX emulation, like Kali back in the day, or is it streaming same-screen games like Castle Crashers to your friends? My impression is the latter, but I see people here and elsewhere talking about LAN games, which would involve more than streaming a screen and applying some key rebindings.

    They are wrong, this is game streaming, which Steam now calls "remote play." It's the same as Parsec.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Shambler FuckerRegistered User regular
    I could see it being a lot of fun with something like the Sega Genesis collection, console emulators have had this sort of multiplayer functionality for some time.

    Imagine playing something like Streets of Rage 2 with one of you steam friends.

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    I remember one of my first LAN party experiences was back in like 2001 when I lived in the dorms for college, and a friend suggested we go to one that was a all-weekend event. Couple hundred people in one giant hall was fascinating to see... although it *was* the time period where there were a bunch of Windows security holes being abused by viruses and they were running around on the network. Thankfully as the sole Mac guy there I helped stave some of that off by being the sole point immune from them and helped distribute burned CD’s with anti-virus software on it.

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  • Pixelated PixiePixelated Pixie Future world ruler Registered User regular
    I need want a new monitor. But fuck all, when did shopping for a monitor get so complicated? :evil:

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  • DoublySymmetricDoublySymmetric Registered User regular
    I need want a new monitor. But fuck all, when did shopping for a monitor get so complicated? :evil:

    Complicated? What do you mean?

    1080p, 1440, 4k

    60Hz, 144Hz

    G-Sync, G-Sync compatible, Free-Sync

    24", 27", bigger?

    No big deal, right? ;-)

    When I bought my last monitor, I spent probably 1 week researching whether or not it would do the graphics card variable refresh rate (G-sync) and finally found one that would work for me.

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  • SmokeStacksSmokeStacks The Myth, the Legend, the Bowman, the Shambler FuckerRegistered User regular
    I need want a new monitor. But fuck all, when did shopping for a monitor get so complicated? :evil:

    I'm not looking forward to the next time I upgrade my monitor. I'm going to have to decide between sticking with 21:9, moving to something with a very high resolution/refresh rate, or paying way more money than I want to pay to do both.

    And then if I'm buying a new monitor I'm going to need a new GPU to push those pixels at the higher resolution. But it doesn't really make sense to throw a brand new high end GPU into my current rig and be CPU limited, so I'll have to upgrade my i5 6600k. But if I'm upgrading my i5 6600k that means I'll need a new liquid cooler and a new mobo since LGA 1151 is no longer current. If I get a new mobo I might as well get something with multiple m.2 ports or something, which means I'll need to get new SSDs. Now everything is starting to come together, but I currently only have 16GB of RAM, so I'd need to bump that up for future games.

    And if I'm spending all of this money on new components, I don't want to put them in my current dusty case, so now I have to spring for a new case, new fans, and new LEDs. Now I'm fifteen hundred bucks in the hole.

    So yeah, I'm really not looking forward to the next time I upgrade my monitor.

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  • Ed GrubermanEd Gruberman Registered User regular
    I need want a new monitor. But fuck all, when did shopping for a monitor get so complicated? :evil:

    You can post in the PC Build thread with what you are looking for (resolution, refresh rate, what GPU you have, budget) and they'll probably have some good recommendations.

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  • DoublySymmetricDoublySymmetric Registered User regular
    Or, just let analysis paralysis keep you on your current monitor for another 2 years. :wink:

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    Don't forget panel type (I'm also starting down this road)

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  • MugsleyMugsley Registered User regular
    I need want a new monitor. But fuck all, when did shopping for a monitor get so complicated? :evil:

    I'm not looking forward to the next time I upgrade my monitor. I'm going to have to decide between sticking with 21:9, moving to something with a very high resolution/refresh rate, or paying way more money than I want to pay to do both.

    And then if I'm buying a new monitor I'm going to need a new GPU to push those pixels at the higher resolution. But it doesn't really make sense to throw a brand new high end GPU into my current rig and be CPU limited, so I'll have to upgrade my i5 6600k. But if I'm upgrading my i5 6600k that means I'll need a new liquid cooler and a new mobo since LGA 1151 is no longer current. If I get a new mobo I might as well get something with multiple m.2 ports or something, which means I'll need to get new SSDs. Now everything is starting to come together, but I currently only have 16GB of RAM, so I'd need to bump that up for future games.

    And if I'm spending all of this money on new components, I don't want to put them in my current dusty case, so now I have to spring for a new case, new fans, and new LEDs. Now I'm fifteen hundred bucks in the hole.

    So yeah, I'm really not looking forward to the next time I upgrade my monitor.

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  • Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    I've been playing It Lurks Below the last few days since hearing about a big update (that dropped yesterday) and having not touched it since it was really, really early access.

    For those who haven't heard of it, it's literally what happens when a Diablo game designer makes a Terraria-like.

    From Terraria, it takes the exploration, digging, crafting, and idea of layers/biomes.

    From Diablo, it takes classes, item drops, and some callbacks. A boss monster type is basically The Butcher, the enemy types start out with monsters reminiscent of the first strata in Diablo, your first base npc is a cow, and an npc is an old guy in robe named Abel next to a tombstone for "D.C."

    There's a bit of Doom in the aesthetic too with flying eyeball demons and the ranged weapons used by the player and monsters all looking and acting like plasma rifles despite being called "wands" and governed by the intelligence stat. Given that ranged combat was put in before the class system and melee were, I suspect the initial work was more sci-fi before the creator fell back on what he knew to flesh things out.

    It cribs from Starbound as well with the optional survival elements consisting of fatigue/rest and food/farming/cooking as well as the style of some of the music and chunkier and bigger pixel aesthetic. Also, it uses a similar system of quests to act as a tutorial and point out the boss you need to find and kill to proceed.

    That said, it's all about exploring one world with multiple layers and fighting recognizable monsters like in Terraria. Combat is simple (though there are a good number of class abilities to use) but has a good pace to it as is mining after a few early game accessible upgrades. Building is more functional than creative right now. There aren't really decorative items to build or collect and while you'll need to build shelter for your bed, the npcs you acquire come with their own prefab buildings you build and place. You build a village instead of a fortress. And while you craft armor from the ores you mine, your weapons post-tutorial will come from loot you find and the gems you slot into armor are also drops. The recent update did add a method by which you can make your village accessible to other characters though which does incentivize putting some thought into what you build as well as take some of the early game steps anyone who's played similar games has done tons of times already.

    There's still a lot of room for development in the game. The world feels really small and there isn't the same level of variety in environments as in Terraria. Movement also isn't as varied as you don't have things like a grappling hook or rocket boots. And it's strictly single player right now.

    This is one to keep an eye on if you liked Terraria. It's satisfied the itch to tunnel my way through a world leaving a path of torches along my winding route deeper while slaying undead. The basic mechanics feel good to me and it just needs more variety.

    Big Dookie wrote: »
    I found that tilting it doesn't work very well, and once I started jerking it, I got much better results.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Go to repc

    Touch monitors until you find one under budget and with proper connection.

    Buy monitor

  • DonnictonDonnicton Hey it's me, your old pal Movie Sonic - let me in. LEMME IN. Registered User regular
    I need want a new monitor. But fuck all, when did shopping for a monitor get so complicated? :evil:

    I'm not looking forward to the next time I upgrade my monitor. I'm going to have to decide between sticking with 21:9, moving to something with a very high resolution/refresh rate, or paying way more money than I want to pay to do both.

    And then if I'm buying a new monitor I'm going to need a new GPU to push those pixels at the higher resolution. But it doesn't really make sense to throw a brand new high end GPU into my current rig and be CPU limited, so I'll have to upgrade my i5 6600k. But if I'm upgrading my i5 6600k that means I'll need a new liquid cooler and a new mobo since LGA 1151 is no longer current. If I get a new mobo I might as well get something with multiple m.2 ports or something, which means I'll need to get new SSDs. Now everything is starting to come together, but I currently only have 16GB of RAM, so I'd need to bump that up for future games.

    And if I'm spending all of this money on new components, I don't want to put them in my current dusty case, so now I have to spring for a new case, new fans, and new LEDs. Now I'm fifteen hundred bucks in the hole.

    So yeah, I'm really not looking forward to the next time I upgrade my monitor.

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  • Dr. ChaosDr. Chaos Post nuclear nuisance Registered User regular
    edited October 11
    Outer Worlds coming out on the 25th.

    I'm going to make a bold prediction and say history is going to repeat itself. Like with Fallout New Vegas, everybody is going to spend the first few months doing nothing but complaining about bugs and then years later we're all going to be wondering why there isn't a sequel to an amazingly underrated game.

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  • CalescentCalescent Registered User regular
    Princess Remedy 2 is free to keep until October 15, 10am Pacific time, with no trading cards for this version.

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  • DirtyboyDirtyboy Registered User regular
    Dr. Chaos wrote: »
    Outer Worlds coming out on the 25th.

    I'm going to make a bold prediction and say history is going to repeat itself. Like with Fallout New Vegas, everybody is going to spend the first few months doing nothing but complaining about bugs and then years later we're all going to be wondering why there isn't a sequel to an amazingly underrated game.

    And then after all that, it will release on Steam.

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