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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    edited June 2021
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    vista was fine

    It's very funny because by the time 7 came out, Vista was actually good and people acted like they were exorcising a demon from their computer by upgrading to 7

    EDIT: Also 8's issues were mostly on a presentation front

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Remember having to load Windows from MS dos shell? That was fun. I only needed it for like one or two games, everything else just ran from dos.

    Man I fuckin hated dos. Fuck typing in commands, just let me use the mouse to click on stuff like a civilized person

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    He said, furiously typing on his keyboard

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    ProlegomenaProlegomena Frictionless Spinning The VoidRegistered User regular
    We had Norton Commander to aid in the navigation of DOS

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    nah vista had all kinds of performance issues and DRM problems and compatability issues when moving from XP

    they improved it over time, but people who hated it had some pretty good reasons not to like it

    I remember the system not letting ANYTHING go fullscreen when i was using my ATI All-In-Wonder videocard and TV-tuner combo, because it wasn't signed with the right HDCP handshake, and Vista wouldn't let you roll drivers back once they were signed

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    edited June 2021
    Initially, Vista had serious issues I will grant you

    But those issues by and large got cleaned up and by the time 7 came along, it was a relatively minor upgrade from Vista to 7

    It was just very funny watching people act like 7 was a balm when by that point, Vista may as well have been the same operating system

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Darmak wrote: »
    Remember having to load Windows from MS dos shell? That was fun. I only needed it for like one or two games, everything else just ran from dos.

    Man I fuckin hated dos. Fuck typing in commands, just let me use the mouse to click on stuff like a civilized person

    nah that's what dos shell was!



    a mouse-driven GUI... but for dos

    finally you could run unprotected run-time applications that would re-write critical operating system files from the comfort of a mouse based interface

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    ZxerolZxerol for the smaller pieces, my shovel wouldn't do so i took off my boot and used my shoeRegistered User regular
    edited June 2021
    Jokes on you cuz I'm into running applications unprotected, one-handed.

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    Darmak wrote: »
    Remember having to load Windows from MS dos shell? That was fun. I only needed it for like one or two games, everything else just ran from dos.

    Man I fuckin hated dos. Fuck typing in commands, just let me use the mouse to click on stuff like a civilized person

    nah that's what dos shell was!



    a mouse-driven GUI... but for dos

    finally you could run unprotected run-time applications that would re-write critical operating system files from the comfort of a mouse based interface

    I didn't know about that! I was very young back then and didn't know much about computers at all

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    djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    Somewhere around I still have some MS swag from back in those days, let me see if I can find it. Here we go:

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    I think this one would have fewer defenders than Vista, though:

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    And I just remembered that there's a little toolkit inside there, which I'm sure I can find a use for:

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    DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    You need that toolkit to remove IE from your computer

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2021
    TEXT:
    Kingdom Builders - new on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/1514980 (Free Demo)
    City Builder meets Action RPG! Build your kingdom building by building, having villagers join your side. Lead them to expand your empire, defeating foes hindering your empire's growth.
    20210624 Kingdom Builders (City Builder, Strategy, Colony Sim, Action Rpg)
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    #LegendofMana is out today on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Steam! Find out all about it here: http://sqex.link/275 @ManaGame
    The HD Remaster of Legend of Mana is coming to Steam. Meet a colorful cast of characters, use the unique "Land Make" System to build the World Map, and square off against fearsome monsters in the vibrant world of Fa’Diel.
    20210624 Legend of Mana (Exploration, Real Time Tactics, Party-Based Rpg)
    TEXT:
    We're happy to announce that Rise of Humanity: Prologue is coming to Steam on 24 June 🥳

    In the meantime, try the free demo in the #SteamNextFest ➡️http://bit.ly/riseofhumanity

    Or check out the brand new cinematic teaser trailer for the game below!

    #strategygame #indiegame
    Battle enemy bots, plan your strategy to complete missions, collect, upgrade and merge powerful cards to save humanity in this tactical turn-based game!
    20210624 Rise of Humanity: Demo (Early Access, Card Battler, Turn-Based Tactics)

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    djmitchelladjmitchella Registered User regular
    On the topic of games, a couple more little demo reviews:

    OGOPOGO: a game about palindromes It's a match-three sort of game, coloured blocks try to fill up your playspace and you have to get rid of them, but instead of matching red,red,red or blue,blue,blue, you have to make a palindrome, so it would be red, or red, blue, red, or red, yellow, green, blue, green, yellow, red.

    It's fun to play and nicely polished - and also I know how good I am at anything past the most basic versions of this sort of block-matching game, and that is "not very good at all". If you are good at making combos in puyo puyo and that sort of thing, then you will probably like this one, though.

    Square Paper City. I'm not quite sure what this wants to be -- it has the "explore a world that is mostly invisible" sort of feeling of The Unfinished Swan, mixed with the "jump over things on the beat" as you rush towards them feel of Thumper/Temple Run/etc, mixed with the "world is made of cubes" feel of, oh, lots of games.

    I went through most of the demo (I think), but at one point I couldn't work out where I had to go / what I had to do next, and just hadn't had enough fun along the way to want to keep going. I feel like there's a good game in there somewhere, it just needs to be a lot more obvious to me, the player, how to find that good game.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular

    The Steam Summer Sale is live!
    The Steam Summer Sale has begun
    This year's big event includes deep discounts, new stuff in the Points Shop, and 14 'micro-adventures' to solve.
    pcgamer.com

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    Trajan45Trajan45 Registered User regular
    More games to buy that'll never have the time to play haha.

    Origin ID\ Steam ID: Warder45
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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
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    as always, takes a while for the prices to update

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Remember having to load Windows from MS dos shell? That was fun. I only needed it for like one or two games, everything else just ran from dos.

    Man remember a few years after that having to exit Win95 and reboot into DOS mode?

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    A disappointing amount of my wishlist not on any sort of sale.

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    PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    A disappointing amount of my wishlist not on any sort of sale.

    Could just be lag in sales going up - I know it usually takes a little bit when steam sales start.

    Steam: Polaritie
    3DS: 0473-8507-2652
    Switch: SW-5185-4991-5118
    PSN: AbEntropy
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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited June 2021
    Anyone who still hasn't played Witcher 3 and is tempted by that sale, GOG currently has the GOTY edition for 80% off.

    Edit: nevermind it's not on sale on Steam, I got confused by the header image. Well anyway it's still cheap on GOG

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    AistanAistan Tiny Bat Registered User regular
    Check back after an hour and everything should be updated to sale prices.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg-7Xj6Bp8E
    A new kind of mystery simulation game where you must deduce not only the culprit, but the victim as well!

    2075, London.

    Heinous crime around the world has been reduced by 90 percent thanks to the implementation of a “Foresight AI” which is able to predict future crimes based on information found on the network.

    However, the Foresight AI predicts a future where the world falls into ruin due to incidents which cannot be prevented.

    This concerns the system developers, who engineer an AI that specializes in tracking and solving these crimes.

    The new AI is given the name “Sherlock” as an homage to the legendary detective of old.

    Pursuing a number of cases leads Sherlock to a single conclusion.

    At the center of these incidents Sherlock’s equal rival, the AI “Moriarty,” lies in wait.

    Key Features

    A murder case where the victim is yet unknown:
    A group of travelers get snowed in by a blizzard, leaving them to fend for themselves until help arrives.
    Unbeknownst to them, there is a “Villain” hidden among them with their murderous sights set on a “Target” they wish to destroy.
    The Moriarty side player must meet several conditions before they can succeed in their murder plot. Likewise, the players on the Sherlock side will be working to
    Put an end to the lethal games. The truth of who the Villain and who the Target are will come to light as the game unfolds.
    How to Join the Closed Beta Test

    Please check the official website for a list of countries selected for the Closed Beta Test.

    Download codes for the closed beta will be sent out to winners randomly selected out of a pool of participants who do any of the following:

    Follow the official CRIMESIGHT Twitter and retweet the indicated recruitment tweet.
    Join the CRIMESIGHT Discord Server, and respond to the indicated recruitment message with the specified emoji.
    https://www.gematsu.com/2021/06/konami-announces-mystery-simulation-game-crimesight-for-pc

    konami... announcing a game... for... PC...?

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I was just thinking I had too much money and not enough games I will never get to.

    That being said...Live by the Sword: Tactics is literally created for me to be injected directly into my blood

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    RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    Simulated pachinko.

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Got my first win with Roguebook.

    Only took me about seven runs, so I think generally speaking this is a fair bit easier than Slay the Spire. Although I'm not sure if I had the best possible deck or the worst possible deck for the end boss I encountered, so I might have gotten lucky.

    The NG+ stuff is pretty neat - rather than the straight ascension mode of Slay the Spire, you get a bunch of different negative modifiers you can choose to apply to your game, split across three different categories (which you can use in combination). You start with only three available, one for each category, but there are a bunch you can unlock.

    Overall it's a game that I think is as mechanically neat (or maybe even neater) as Slay the Spire, but I don't love the story (which is mostly non-existent) or the aesthetics/setting/theme. Slay the Spire managed to do so much with so little there, so it's also hard to hold it against other games, but also the style of StS was laser focused on my sort of thing.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2021
    speaking of deckbuilders

    let's slay this spire together, as a family

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    Deck:
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    what are my moves for this turn? got 4 energy, and then my happy flower will give me 5 energy next turn
    frozen core will also give me one ice orb at the end of this turn, which will give me three block

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    be cool(headed), brolo

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    Flee from conflict

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    StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    edited June 2021
    Coolheaded for sure. If it pulls another frost based thing or a better defense, use that as well. Powers are dangerous, but I'd be willing to toss out a defrag or two at that stage if you get one, probably nothing else you've got though.

    If it doesn't pull anything useful, I guess just bite, barrage, and defend after that.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    speaking of deckbuilders

    let's slay this spire together, as a family

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    Deck:
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    4XoH4Aph.jpg
    rszyG4Th.jpg

    what are my moves for this turn? got 4 energy, and then my happy flower will give me 5 energy next turn
    frozen core will also give me one ice orb at the end of this turn, which will give me three block
    be cool(headed), brolo

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    got me a sweeping beam

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    sweep the beam

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2021
    Naphtali wrote: »
    sweep the beam

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    the beam has been swept

    i'm guessing we're going for the eyes next
    Coolheaded for sure. If it pulls another frost based thing or a better defense, use that as well. Powers are dangerous, but I'd be willing to toss out a defrag or two at that stage if you get one, probably nothing else you've got though.

    If it doesn't pull anything useful, I guess just bite, barrage, and defend after that.

    and then yeah, this all tracks

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    shame that it looks like your deck is the exact thing woke bloke eats for breakfast, but if you can get scaling going fast enough you should win. if you feel confident enough in that, playing machine learning to get to echo form/apotheosis/creative AI faster makes sense

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2021
    haha I didn't actually think through how many posts just his one fight was going to be

    let's move it over here:

    https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/241042/lets-slay-the-spire-together-as-a-family/p1?new=1

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    Urgh. I'm almost temped to just force field, and save art of war energy for next turn and hope we draw better could beam cell/bite front cultist as well

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I am disappointed that Bonetown 2 isn't a game where I manage a city of skeleton with a on purpose name

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    captainkcaptaink TexasRegistered User regular
    XCOM 2: Should I buy War of the Chosen? Should I play a vanilla XCOM 2 game before getting into War of the Chosen?

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    captaink wrote: »
    XCOM 2: Should I buy War of the Chosen? Should I play a vanilla XCOM 2 game before getting into War of the Chosen?

    yes, war of the chosen is a great addon

    it can be pretty overwhelming though, and it essentially modifies the vanilla xcom campaign to add a whole bunch of new stuff to it

    so if you haven't done *any* xcom before, maybe just play a little bit of vanilla to get a feel for it, and then try it again with War of the Chosen

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    PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    War of the Chosen irons out a lot of the pacing issues in the vanilla campaign, but it DOES throw a lot of concepts at you really quickly

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    JarsJars Registered User regular
    my entire wishlist is on sale

    I probably won't buy anything

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