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  • Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Mine's been the same for 14 years now, except for the occasional holiday forum change where he's wearing a Santa hat.

    I just cropped an image from a Fallout loading screen I could easily find and haven't been bothered to update it since. Especially since the BiS Fallouts were among the first PC games I bought for myself.

    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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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Mine's been the same for 14 years now, except for the occasional holiday forum change where he's wearing a Santa hat.

    Every year I think about doing a Santa hat avatar for Christmas, but eventually get too busy.

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  • HiT BiTHiT BiT Fresh, straight from Pac-man's 🍒 Registered User regular
    I thought about redoing mine with some pixel art animation to turn Jerry into a Koopa.
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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    HiT BiT wrote: »
    I thought about redoing mine with some pixel art animation to turn Jerry into a Koopa.
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  • FoefallerFoefaller Registered User regular
    edited April 8
    So, Evil Genius 2.

    ATM, feels like the basics for what can become a classic is there, but there are some significant issues with time and heat management, risk vs. reward in terms of how agents (particularly Super Agents) are dealt with, and how poorly all but the most basic things are explained that need to be address. Thankfully, based on what comments I can find from the devs they are planning to address these things.

    The explanation part in particular feels like a case where the people in charge on the UI all knew the game mechanics a little *too* well, and therefore forgot to mention key details that were obvious to them but would completely opaque to someone new to the game. Like how Power Capacitors work to keep the base running should saboteurs or remodeling the power room shut off power; They do so by keeping the power going for 15 additional seconds per capacitor after you've gone in the red, but the only way you could figure that out is to go to the base overview screen (a screen that the tutorial never points you to) where it will list how many capacitors you have and how much extra time those capacitors give you. Or how the minions screen has a tab where you can prioritize individual minions for specific tasks based on the room it's in, and that said minions won't ever get tagged for schemes (though they still count towards having enough for schemes, so it can leave a scheme stalled until you train more, though the game does do partial deliveries of minions, so for shortages of basic minions it's just an extra minute or two for the new recruits to be trained up) so you can, for example, make sure there are always a couple of science minions doing research no matter how many additional science-operated devices you add to the base to boost minion stats. Then you have decor buffs, loot buffs, different modes for some items and devices... lots of things that tell you *just* enough to know there is something you can do with them, but not enough to tell you want that something *is.*

    For those who don't have it, I'd label it as "wait for sale." Even if nothing major has changed by that time, as EvmaAlsar said it is still quite fun for the first 20 hours or so until the cracks start showing.

    That said, there is one thing the game absolutely nailed:


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  • tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    Bedlam wrote: »
    Cozy Grove is out today.

    Its from the makers of Triple Town and Road not Taken.

    Seeing a lot of comparisons to Animal Crossing, but with a story you can actually finish instead of just a sandbox.

    This looks cool, thinking about picking it up to play with the kid. Scary at all?

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  • EvmaAlsarEvmaAlsar Birmingham, EnglandRegistered User regular
    edited April 8
    Foefaller wrote: »
    the minions screen has a tab where you can prioritize individual minions for specific tasks based on the room it's in, and that said minions won't ever get tagged for schemes (though they still count towards having enough for schemes, so it can leave a scheme stalled until you train more, though the game does do partial deliveries of minions, so for shortages of basic minions it's just an extra minute or two for the new recruits to be trained up) so you can, for example, make sure there are always a couple of science minions doing research no matter how many additional science-operated devices you add to the base to boost minion stats.

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    Damn near 60 hours in and I had no idea you could hard lock minions to a task so they wouldn't interrupt operations by running off on schemes.

    Fuck.

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  • FoefallerFoefaller Registered User regular
    EvmaAlsar wrote: »
    Foefaller wrote: »
    the minions screen has a tab where you can prioritize individual minions for specific tasks based on the room it's in, and that said minions won't ever get tagged for schemes (though they still count towards having enough for schemes, so it can leave a scheme stalled until you train more, though the game does do partial deliveries of minions, so for shortages of basic minions it's just an extra minute or two for the new recruits to be trained up) so you can, for example, make sure there are always a couple of science minions doing research no matter how many additional science-operated devices you add to the base to boost minion stats.

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    Damn near 60 hours in and I had no idea you could hard lock minions to a task so they wouldn't interrupt operations by running off on schemes.

    Fuck.

    Do I also mention that when executing minions with your genius, all witnessing minions will have their stats fully restored, making it a great way to prevent mass defections among those tasked with burning the bodies after a particularly bad encounter with agents?

    Or that your genius can gloat at prisoners, reducing the prisoner's resolve by 50 for the cost of 10 smarts?

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I am an alien with an exoskeleton playing guitar, patting my dog, and holding a very old and very functional soviet heavy machine gun

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  • ElementWrathElementWrath Perplexingly Soft MichiganRegistered User regular
    Betsuni wrote: »
    Avatars were meant to be changed, often and with much happiness. Change it if you want to change it. ;)

    I agree. It's burrito dog time

    Bought Spiritfarer last night, it looks like it will make me cry but in a good way.

    I wanted to let you know that your avatar made me smile today in a good way. Seeing a dog in a blanket made me remember my pup loving her sherpa blankets. So thank you for the smile and tear as well.

    I am very glad to hear this. He gives me free good brain chemicals too.

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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    ironzerg wrote: »
    My Cozy Grove review:
    The world outside seems upside down and inside out. Steam's best sellers are full of anime porn and ultra-violent shooters trying to out-porn or out-violence each other.

    Wouldn't it be amazing to just have a nice, chill, wholesome game that makes you feel good every second you're playing it?

    This is that game.

    I bought 4 copies, one for me and one for each of the kiddos.

    You just sold one more copy on the strength of this recommendation. <3

    As for changing avatars? That's crazy talk. How can you be certain you won't fundamentally change, or even simply cease to exist?

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  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    Iolo wrote: »
    ironzerg wrote: »
    My Cozy Grove review:
    The world outside seems upside down and inside out. Steam's best sellers are full of anime porn and ultra-violent shooters trying to out-porn or out-violence each other.

    Wouldn't it be amazing to just have a nice, chill, wholesome game that makes you feel good every second you're playing it?

    This is that game.

    I bought 4 copies, one for me and one for each of the kiddos.

    You just sold one more copy on the strength of this recommendation. <3

    As for changing avatars? That's crazy talk. How can you be certain you won't fundamentally change, or even simply cease to exist?

    I see your username in your avatar now and am unable to unsee it now.

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  • IoloIolo iolo Registered User regular
    edited April 9
    @Caedwyr sent me a key and a thoughtful note!
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    Thank you for Star Wars: Empire at War! Caedwyr says the modding scene is still actively underway for it, and recommends Thrawn's Revenge - a game and a hot tip! Much appreciated! :)

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  • CaedwyrCaedwyr Registered User regular
    I hope you enjoy it. It's a game series I've been meaning to try out just on the basis of how impressive the modding scene is and what they've done with the base game.

    Also, I now feel safe to thank you for Cat Quest 2, which you very kindly gifted to me after I reported how much I enjoyed Cat Quest 1. It's next on my list after I finish off my playthrough of Age of Wonders III, which I am still really enjoying.

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  • StollsStolls Brave Corporate Logo Chicago, ILRegistered User regular
    edited April 8
    My constant avatar reflects my stubborn insistence that the late 90s were ten years ago, and I will continue to say so until age enfeebles my mind enough to believe it.

    Also Weapon of Choice is still an amazing video and the MacHall tribute to it still makes me giggle.

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  • AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    I'm a tiny bat

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  • Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    edited April 8
    I got my username/callsign as an X-wing pilot, back in the 90s. The Scribblenauts thing is somewhat more recent.
    Maybe I'll change it out for something from Squadrons, eventually.

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  • KoopahTroopahKoopahTroopah The koopas, the troopas. Philadelphia, PARegistered User regular
    THANK YOU @Stolls YOU BEAUTIFUL PERSON YOU!
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  • CaedwyrCaedwyr Registered User regular
    Iolo wrote: »
    @Caedwyr sent me a key and a thoughtful note!
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    Thank you for Star Wars: Empire at War! Caedwyr says the modding scene is still actively underway for it, and recommend Thrawn's Revenge - a game and a hot tip! Much appreciated! :)

    For those interested, here's the webpage for the mod I mentioned:

    https://thrawnsrevenge.com/

    You can play a campaign from a number of points in the Star Wars extended universe Legends timeline and can play as a number of factions including:
    • New Republic
    • Imperial Remnant
    • Empire of the Hand
    • Pentastar Alignment
    • Minor factions (Hapes Consortium, Duskhan League, Imperial Warlords)

    There's a whole list of scenarios too and way to much to summarize.

    Also, the extra good news is that this isn't the only major mod for the game. There's other ones out there that focus on the pre-sequel eras as well. The original game was decent, but the modding scene has really turned it into something special, especially for fans of the Legends books.

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  • QuestorQuestor PAX Aus Tabletop [E] Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I am so associated with my metroid everywhere now I don't think I could change it!

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  • anoffdayanoffday To be changed whenever Anoffday gets around to it. Registered User regular
    edited April 9
    I am a mean crocodile who steals grandpa's coin and makes mallow (who is a tadpole, but looks nothing like a tadpole) cry and/or cause a rain storm.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I am absolutely a faceless person

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  • KalnaurKalnaur I See Rain . . . Centralia, WARegistered User regular
    My avatar is from a pencil sketch of my face glaring; I scanned it, colored it, and then animated it blinking, specifically for this forum.

    Occasionally I change what's in the eye after the long blink (currently it's a photo of my actual eye).

    I make art things! deviantART: Kalnaur ::: Origin: Kalnaur ::: UPlay: Kalnaur
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  • ElementWrathElementWrath Perplexingly Soft MichiganRegistered User regular
    Questor wrote: »
    I am so associated with my metroid everywhere now I don't think I could change it!

    Who are you?

  • McMoogleMcMoogle Registered User regular
    Questor wrote: »
    I am so associated with my metroid everywhere now I don't think I could change it!

    Who are you?

    Metroid the metroid, obviously.

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  • an_altan_alt Registered User regular
    I got my username after my old account just disappeared one day. I wanted to make it absolutely clear I wasn't trying to evade a ban or up to anything nefarious when I inquired about what happened. As it turned out, my old account was just gone for no apparent reason and I got stuck being an alt.

    As for the avatar, I love how it reminds me how much fun it is to look the part. I took the "dress for the job you want" bit seriously in my early adulthood and when I'm at the office I try to always look east coast banking though I'm west coast tech. It's odd, but nobody can actually complain. The big stompy boots and all black outfits come out when I'm helping to throw a goth/industrial event. The sportsball jersey and jeans is great for watching sports and the nearly destitute look comes out for playing sports.

    I know some people put on different personalities for different groups, but I kinda love it when worlds collide. Getting day business drunk with business people, running into some friends, and winding up at an industrial night with some suits led to some good stories on both sides. Having a sportsball game run late on the same day I was having a goth party turned into a really fun night. The jocks and goths didn't really separate and everyone seemed to have so much fun chatting and joking with everyone else. As much as I love working from home, I'm really looking forward to doing up more than two buttons on my top and seeing people in real life again.

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  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    After being absent for nearly a decade, Second Sight is back on Steam! I'm going to assume it feels pretty dated at this point, but it's also dirt cheap and a nifty little sci-fi thriller where you get to run around with psychic powers, from the guys who made Timesplitters. I'd definitely recommend picking it up while it's still available.

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  • JazzJazz Fuck cancer. Un-UKRegistered User regular
    Is it likely to be going away again soon then?

  • QuestorQuestor PAX Aus Tabletop [E] Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Questor wrote: »
    I am so associated with my metroid everywhere now I don't think I could change it!

    Who are you?

    *cries*

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    Is it likely to be going away again soon then?

    I think we must all operate under the certainty that today is the last day every game will be available.

    Therefore, gift Nobody!

  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    I have an 86 year old woman named Yanly in my party that was part of the founding members of the team. Her husband retired, all her friends are either retired or fallen in combat. Her rival Arilina just sacrificed herself for the good of mankind. Her daughter is still active, so they are pretty much Battle Besties.

    I guess Yanly is still kicking because she received the gift of the fire spirits and is now part Fire Elemental. She cant hold a weapon anymore because her hands are constantly on fire but she can shoot fire and punch fire and generally just set things on fire.

    Im talking about Wildermyth by the way.



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  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    Iolo wrote: »
    As for changing avatars? That's crazy talk. How can you be certain you won't fundamentally change, or even simply cease to exist?
    Me watching everyone else change their avatars:

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  • BurnageBurnage Registered User regular
    Jazz wrote: »
    Is it likely to be going away again soon then?

    Prooooobably not, but I don't think this would be the first time it's temporarily appeared on Steam before being yanked without any forewarning. Better to be safe than sorry if it's a game that interests you.

  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    Therefore, gift Nobody!
    Nobody Saves The World

    From the makers of Guacamelee.



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  • BetsuniBetsuni UM-R60L Talisker IVRegistered User regular
    So I wake up this morning to an e-mail and green envelope!
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    *shakes fist at random avatar* Thank you @Karoz for the game Cozy Grove. I JUST put that on there to possibly buy since I needed a fun chill random game to cheer me up when I'm not using Breath of the Wild as a crutch. This (along with @ElementWrath 's avatar) did cheer me up on a rather random weird week where my wife and I swore we heard our dog in the house again.

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  • FleebFleeb has all of the fleeb juice Registered User regular
    Excellent VR games up on Humble Bundle, and I already have Job Simulator, so here's a code, free to a good home!

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  • Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    Fleeb wrote: »
    Excellent VR games up on Humble Bundle, and I already have Job Simulator, so here's a code, free to a good home!

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    Claimed this one. Recently just finished decluttering my living room and study so I now have space to use my Rift 2 more..

    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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  • ElementWrathElementWrath Perplexingly Soft MichiganRegistered User regular
    Bedlam wrote: »
    I have an 86 year old woman named Yanly in my party that was part of the founding members of the team. Her husband retired, all her friends are either retired or fallen in combat. Her rival Arilina just sacrificed herself for the good of mankind. Her daughter is still active, so they are pretty much Battle Besties.

    I guess Yanly is still kicking because she received the gift of the fire spirits and is now part Fire Elemental. She cant hold a weapon anymore because her hands are constantly on fire but she can shoot fire and punch fire and generally just set things on fire.

    Im talking about Wildermyth by the way.

    You have definitely piqued my interest.

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  • Lucid_SeraphLucid_Seraph TealDeer MarylandRegistered User regular
    my avatar is of an angel who is very cool and punches people

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