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Penny Arcade - Comic - Full Coverage

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edited February 2021 in The Penny Arcade Hub
imagePenny Arcade - Comic - Full Coverage

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    Jgr9Jgr9 Registered User regular
    ArEn'T yOu LiStEnInG, He ToTaLy DoEsN't WaNt To PlAy It!....

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    A few buddies and I have sunk like a hundred hours into Valheim. It is a solid survival game, in a market with tons of survival games. I'm not even really sure why THIS game, other than having some pretty creative exploration mechanics.

    We were discussing the other day what makes a game just seem to catch the attention of people and take off vs. not. It's completely random at times. It's not even that Valheim isn't a great game, it is, but I have no idea why everyone I know is playing it suddenly. Was there a guerilla marketing campaign that got me at first and I didn't realize it?

    What is this I don't even.
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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    A few buddies and I have sunk like a hundred hours into Valheim. It is a solid survival game, in a market with tons of survival games. I'm not even really sure why THIS game, other than having some pretty creative exploration mechanics.

    We were discussing the other day what makes a game just seem to catch the attention of people and take off vs. not. It's completely random at times. It's not even that Valheim isn't a great game, it is, but I have no idea why everyone I know is playing it suddenly. Was there a guerilla marketing campaign that got me at first and I didn't realize it?

    Having solid multiplayer, especially co-op probably helps in this time of increased streaming. Kind of like how Among Us is 2 years old but blew up a few months ago because of visibility from streamers.

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    MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    I... thought this was about AC: Valhalla.

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    PsyraPsyra Registered User regular
    Just be careful if you build in the vicinity of friends, because every so often something will raid your place, potentially things like trolls, and if some newb happens to be in your town, goes into panic mode and logs out, leaving the troll(s) to flatten half of your town... yeah, build sturdy, people. Preferably surrounded in a freaking 20-foot-deep moat.

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    Ol' Dirty BonzoOl' Dirty Bonzo Registered User new member
    Tycho. Lord Brahe. My liege. I beg you sir: help us defend this bastion of the English language from being entirely overrun. The past tense of the verb "to give" is "gave." ("Gifted" is what school administrators call Nerds.)

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Tycho. Lord Brahe. My liege. I beg you sir: help us defend this bastion of the English language from being entirely overrun. The past tense of the verb "to give" is "gave." ("Gifted" is what school administrators call Nerds.)

    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/gift

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    SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    Tycho. Lord Brahe. My liege. I beg you sir: help us defend this bastion of the English language from being entirely overrun. The past tense of the verb "to give" is "gave." ("Gifted" is what school administrators call Nerds.)

    Giving steam gifts is often called getting gifted. Because they're gifts. It's the lingo!

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    ShowsniShowsni Registered User regular
    Gift is a perfectly cromulent verb.

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    BursarBursar Hee Noooo! PDX areaRegistered User regular
    Yeah, it's not like "inbox."*

    *With full understanding that English is the bastard language of many fathers and one of its potential strengths is how malleable it is regarding word usage, and what sounds stupid to me right now may end up being fine later through common acceptance.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    Tycho. Lord Brahe. My liege. I beg you sir: help us defend this bastion of the English language from being entirely overrun. The past tense of the verb "to give" is "gave." ("Gifted" is what school administrators call Nerds.)

    The 16th century begs to differ.

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    Anon von ZilchAnon von Zilch Registered User regular
    Tycho. Lord Brahe. My liege. I beg you sir: help us defend this bastion of the English language from being entirely overrun. The past tense of the verb "to give" is "gave." ("Gifted" is what school administrators call Nerds.)

    Do you know why they're called gifted? Because they have been gifted with intelligence. It's like how bread is a baked good because someone baked it.

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    ZenigataZenigata Registered User regular
    Is Valheim even enjoyable solo? As a person who doesn't have any friends that play video games, it's always annoying how popular co-op games get with the presumption everyone has someone else who would play it with them.

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    bwaniebwanie Posting into the void Registered User regular
    Tycho wielding his Shillelagh.

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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User, Moderator mod
    Zenigata wrote: »
    Is Valheim even enjoyable solo? As a person who doesn't have any friends that play video games, it's always annoying how popular co-op games get with the presumption everyone has someone else who would play it with them.
    It's very light on the survival mechanics, and you can Robinson Crusoe/Castaway it up, if you want. Most of my play in the game has been solo, with occasional jaunts with folks from here on a private server.

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Tycho. Lord Brahe. My liege. I beg you sir: help us defend this bastion of the English language from being entirely overrun. The past tense of the verb "to give" is "gave." ("Gifted" is what school administrators call Nerds.)

    Anybody who complains about "gifted" isn't allowed to say "grinded".

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    EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    edited February 2021
    Ground.

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Zenigata wrote: »
    Is Valheim even enjoyable solo? As a person who doesn't have any friends that play video games, it's always annoying how popular co-op games get with the presumption everyone has someone else who would play it with them.

    I would say the vast majority of its magic is in creating hijinks with friends.

    What is this I don't even.
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