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🖥️🎮 - AoE4, Saint Kotar, Rider's Republic & Voice of Cards out today!

BroloBrolo BroseidonLord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
edited October 2021 in Social Entropy++
20210921 Get in the Car, Loser! (Female Protagonist, Indie, Rpg, Lgbtq)
20210921 Kena Bridge of Spirits EGS (Action, Exploration, Action-Adventure, Adventure)
20210921 Nuremberg: VRdict of Nations (V, R, Casual, Simulation, Historical, Narrati)
20210921 ARISEN - Chronicles of Var'Nagal EA (Early Access, Choose Your Own Adventure, RPG)
20210921 Beyond Contact (Adventure, Open World Survival Craft, Indie, Sci-f)
20210921 If On A Winter's Night, Four Travelers (Point & Click, Story Rich, Atmospheric, Dark)
20210921 Sheltered 2 (Strategy, Resource Management, Colony Si)
20210921 World War Z: Aftermath EA (Action, Zombies, Online Co-Op, Co-op, PVE)
20210921 Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator (Early Access, Singleplayer, Simulation, Crafting)
20210921 Chessplosion (Action, Chess, Puzzle, Pixel Graphics, Arcade)
20210921 Guild of Ascension (TacticalRPG, Roguelite, Turn-Based, Singleplaye)
20210921 Sword of Hypotenuse (Hack and Slash, Exploration, Action-Adventure)
20210920 Siege the Day (PVP, Wargame, Base Building, Tower Defense)
20210920 UNDER the WATER - an ocean trip game (Early Access, Adventure, Open World, Sailing)
20210920 Axilon Demo (Action, Mystery Dungeon, Hack and Slash, 3D,)
20210920 Solys (Early Access, F, P, S, Team-Based, Flight, Space)
20210917 Tails of Iron (Action-Adventure, Souls-like, Combat, Adventure)
20210917 Toem (Adventure, Puzzle, Exploration, Point & Clic)
20210917 Severed Steel (Fps, Action, Bullet Time, Parkour, Shooter)
20210917 Aragami 2 (Ninja, Stealth, Assassin, Online Co-Op, Action)
20210917 Deltarune Chapter 2 ()
20210916 The Amazing American Circus (Exploration, Card Game, Crafting, Rpg 2d)
20210916 Slime's Journey (Adventure, Action, Action-Adventure, Platformer)
20210916 I am Fish (Adventure, Physics, 3D, Platformer, Cartoon)
20210916 Skatebird (Skateboarding, Singleplayer, Sandbox, Skating)
20210916 Eastward (Adventure, Pixel Graphics, Singleplayer, Rpg)
20210916 Gamedec (Crpg, Isometric, Cyberpunk, Detective, Rpg)
20210915 Metallic Child (Action Roguelike, Action, Hack and Slash, 3D,)
20210915 Gas Station Simulator (Simulation, Indie, Building, Economy, Realistic)
20210915 STORY OF SEASONS: Pioneers of Olive Town (Casual, Rpg, Simulation, Farming Sim, Anime)
20210915 Flynn; Son of Crimson (Adventure, Indie, Action, Pixel Graphics2)
20210915 Timberborn EA (Early Access, City Builder, Colony Sim, Buildi)
20210914 Era Of Newborns (Early Access, Sandbox, Driving, Crafting, PVP)
20210914 Honey, I Joined a Cult (Early Access, Illuminati, Simulation, Strategy)
20210914 Deathloop (Action, F, P, S, First-Person, Shooter, Assassin)
20210913 Atom RPG; Trudograd (Rpg, Post-apocalyptic, Exploration, Isometric)
20210910 Life is Strange: True Colors (Choices Matter, Female Protagonist, Story Rich)
20210910 Loading Story (Short, Casual, Interactive Fiction2, D, Cute)
20210910 Forewarned (Early Access, Online Co-Op, Survival Horror, Pv)
20210910 Kraken Academy (Funny, Adventure, Dark Humor, Time Travel)
20210910 Lost in Random (Action, Adventure, Action-Adventure, Exploration)
20210910 The Rewinder (Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Singleplayer2, D)
20210909 Tales of Arise (Action,RPG, Anime, JRPG, Action R, P)
20210909 Dice Legacy (City Builder, Survival, Board Game, Roguelike)
20210909 Residual (Exploration, Open World Survival Craft, Crafting)
20210909 Hindsight: Wrath of the Raakshasa (Action, Adventure,RPG, ActionRPG, Colorful)
20210909 Rico: London (F, P, S, Action, Shooter, Comic Book, First-Person)
20210909 Webbed (2, D Platformer, Puzzle Platformer, Cute, Physics)
20210909 The Artful Escape (Action, Adventure, Indie, Psychedelic, Music)
20210909 Bloodrayne Betrayal (Action, Hack and Slash, Female Protagonist2, D)
20210907 Vampire: Bloodhunt (Early Access, Battle Royale, Third-Person Shooter)
20210907 Bus Simulator 2021 (Simulation, Automobile Sim, Immersive Sim, 3D,)
20210907 Placebo Love (Story Rich, Time Management, Interactive Fiction)
20210907 Dreamcycle (Action, Adventure, Action-Adventure, Exploration)
20210907 Rogue Shift (Early Access, Twin Stick Shooter, Top-Down Shooter)
20210907 Encased (Early Access,RPG, Post-apocalyptic, Isometr)
20210907 Sonic Colors Ultimate (Action, Casual, Platformer)
20210903 Golf Club Wasteland (Mini Golf, Atmospheric, Post-apocalyptic, Physics)
20210902 Pathfindfer: Wrath of the RIghteous (RPG, Fantasy, CRPG, Party-BasedRPG, Gore)
20210902 Bravely Default 2 (RPG, JRPG, Adventure, 3D,, Cute, Linear)
20210902 WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship (Racing, Sports, Driving, Automobile Sim, PVP)
20210902 Kitaria Fables (ActionRPG, Crafting, Farming Sim,RPG, Cut)
20210902 Surgeon Simulator 2 (Funny, Physics, Multiplayer, Online Co-Op)
20210902 The Magister (Action, Adventure,RPG, Card Game2, D)
20210902 Cargo Company (Simulation, Management, Trains, Strategy2.5, D)
20210901 Gone Viral (Roguelite, Action, Dungeon Crawler, PVE, 3D,)
20210901 Rogue Spirit (Third Person, 3D,, Action Roguelike, Action)
20210901 Lake (Adventure, Indie, Female Protagonist, Story Rich)
20210901 GRIT EA (Action, Third-Person Shooter, PVP, Battle Royale)

A busy month of games so far! And somehow still a week left!

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    BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Opus: Echo of Starsong is the latest in a series that I am unfamiliar with in a genre (adventure) that I am not a huge fan of, but I am an absolute sucker for anything with mechanics or theme based in music. Anyone willing to sell me on it?

    Steam Overwatch: Baidol#1957
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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
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    Looking forward to the future of video games.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    Props to Dennis Allison, he correctly envisioned the future of Fantasy Games

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Baidol wrote: »
    Opus: Echo of Starsong is the latest in a series that I am unfamiliar with in a genre (adventure) that I am not a huge fan of, but I am an absolute sucker for anything with mechanics or theme based in music. Anyone willing to sell me on it?



    So happy for
    @sigonogames
    . OPUS is an incredible series that ran into such a wall of 'media do not care' in the West. It wasn't looking good again.

    Now this
    @six6jiang
    "GOTY contender" review rounds out the 4 (just 4!) reviews needed for a formal Metacritic: looking at 90+.




    "every hour of gameplay is worth it" is exactly how i would describe opus: echo of starsong. we bitch about how games don't respect our time when opus is here all along??? no puzzle feels wasted, every random event builds up towards a better understanding of its worldbuilding

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    BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Think I'm getting close to the end of Bugsnax. Overall it's been... Okay. The actual gameplay has been pretty underwhelming, just a series of fetch quests. Catching the snax got repetitive quickly, I guess I expected more puzzle solving. The game is worth it for the writing and design though, very funny throughout and the snax are real cute.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    Can anyone tell me how much more psychonauts 2 is left?

    I just finished
    ford's follicles and made it to green needle gulch or whatever it's called

    I haven't had a ton of energy lately to play games is all. I do really like it still though. I just keep putting off playing more.

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    Librarian's ghostLibrarian's ghost Librarian, Ghostbuster, and TimSpork Registered User regular
    edited September 2021
    Can anyone tell me how much more psychonauts 2 is left?

    I just finished
    ford's follicles and made it to green needle gulch or whatever it's called

    I haven't had a ton of energy lately to play games is all. I do really like it still though. I just keep putting off playing more.

    I'd say you are, like, 3/4ths of the way through?

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited September 2021
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_OCowtHl_M TEXT:
    Source of Madness is a side-scrolling dark action roguelite set in a twisted Lovecraftian inspired world powered by procedural generation and AI machine learning. Take on the role of a new Acolyte as they embark on a nightmarish odyssey.
    20210922 Source of Madness (Early Access, Action, Lovecraftian, Magic, 2D)

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    edited September 2021
    Has anyone played Call of the Sea? Is it good?

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    cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    Has anyone played Call of the Sea? Is it good?

    It's pretty good if you like first person puzzle games ala Myst. It's very easy and straightforward, so if you are into being challenged it won't really do that. But I think the VA work for the main lady is pretty good and it's a pretty island and an ok story.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Think I'm getting close to the end of Bugsnax. Overall it's been... Okay. The actual gameplay has been pretty underwhelming, just a series of fetch quests. Catching the snax got repetitive quickly, I guess I expected more puzzle solving. The game is worth it for the writing and design though, very funny throughout and the snax are real cute.

    If you are trying to catch all of the 'Snax there's a few that require a bit more thought but yeah it's mostly just an excuse to explore and see the cute edible animals and interact with the incredibly written and acted Grumpuses.

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    I forgot to give props to Bugsnax for the casual non-binary representation, and I did appreciate that. I've played 2 good games this year with gender neutral characters. That's like infinity % more than in previous years.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Yeah, Call Of The Sea is pretty decent!

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular

    Tim Sweeney
    @TimSweeneyEpic
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    Late last night, Apple informed Epic that Fortnite will be blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem until the exhaustion of all court appeals, which could be as long as a 5-year process.

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    I am again left wondering what, exactly, Epic expected.

    Were they just high on their own supply?

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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    I'm too dumb to really understand all the long-term ramifications of this in terms of marketplace freedoms/walled garden monopolies/etc etc, so I'm just extremely popcorn-emoji about this.

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Delduwath wrote: »
    I'm too dumb to really understand all the long-term ramifications of this in terms of marketplace freedoms/walled garden monopolies/etc etc, so I'm just extremely popcorn-emoji about this.

    🍿 here ya go, buddy

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    I am again left wondering what, exactly, Epic expected.

    Were they just high on their own supply?

    yes

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    the completely naked disdain from the judge was absolutely the funniest part

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    A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    This is extra troublesome for Epic since some internal documents revealed they didn't expect to earn money from the store until 2026 or 2027 at the earliest. They need to keep that money from their Martin Luther King, Jr. Digital Museum rolling in.

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    I am again left wondering what, exactly, Epic expected.

    Were they just high on their own supply?

    Their plan was to utilize their horde of fans to put public pressure behind their lawsuit, hoping Apple would settle out of court.

    It was a super dumb plan.

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    DelduwathDelduwath Registered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    Delduwath wrote: »
    I'm too dumb to really understand all the long-term ramifications of this in terms of marketplace freedoms/walled garden monopolies/etc etc, so I'm just extremely popcorn-emoji about this.

    🍿 here ya go, buddy
    Mmm, I can almost emoji-smell the emoji-butter!

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Delduwath wrote: »
    Brolo wrote: »
    Delduwath wrote: »
    I'm too dumb to really understand all the long-term ramifications of this in terms of marketplace freedoms/walled garden monopolies/etc etc, so I'm just extremely popcorn-emoji about this.

    🍿 here ya go, buddy
    Mmm, I can almost emoji-smell the emoji-butter!

    🧈 👃 hell yeah!

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    KelorKelor Registered User regular
    Tim fucked around and found out,

    Don’t forget they had a PR blitz ready to go that was trying to strike tones of 1984.


    But at the same time, fuck Apple.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I'm continuing to play through Control Ultimate Edition on the Series X. Still quite enjoying it! I unlocked Expeditions which seem... I dunno, I don't mind the combat in control, and it certainly looks good, but having a whole side thing built around one of the weaker parts of the game isn't amazing. But honestly, the fact that there's an Assist mode in the game is great, because I can just turn it on when I've tried something a bunch of times and breeze through something I've struggled with. More games should do that! Obviously it's probably harder to actually DO that, but I like that you can adjust various difficulty settings as opposed to just easy / medium / hard. It's great!

    Still, that game has some atmosphere to it!

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    the completely naked disdain from the judge was absolutely the funniest part

    Cackling over the judge not wanting to render a verdict which might affect all IP law in the US via cartoon videogame bullshit between two titanic private corporations.

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    I'm continuing to play through Control Ultimate Edition on the Series X. Still quite enjoying it! I unlocked Expeditions which seem... I dunno, I don't mind the combat in control, and it certainly looks good, but having a whole side thing built around one of the weaker parts of the game isn't amazing. But honestly, the fact that there's an Assist mode in the game is great, because I can just turn it on when I've tried something a bunch of times and breeze through something I've struggled with. More games should do that! Obviously it's probably harder to actually DO that, but I like that you can adjust various difficulty settings as opposed to just easy / medium / hard. It's great!

    Still, that game has some atmosphere to it!

    Expeditions were free DLC I think, and it shows, because they have about the worst difficulty-to-reward ratio I've ever seen in a video game

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    KarlKarl Registered User regular
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    I am again left wondering what, exactly, Epic expected.

    Were they just high on their own supply?

    Absolutely 100% yes.

    Though my understanding is that Apple is now required to allow apps to have 3rd party payment options.

    So well done to epic there. Shame they can't take advantage of it.

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    shoeboxjeddyshoeboxjeddy Registered User regular
    Karl wrote: »
    3cl1ps3 wrote: »
    I am again left wondering what, exactly, Epic expected.

    Were they just high on their own supply?

    Absolutely 100% yes.

    Though my understanding is that Apple is now required to allow apps to have 3rd party payment options.

    So well done to epic there. Shame they can't take advantage of it.

    No worries, Epic was definitely the most concerned with increasing fairness and fighting monopolies from forming, losing this income won't bother them. Oh... for some reason it seems that is not correct, how strange...

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    If I understand correctly, you can't download Fortnite on iOS but if had downloaded it already, it still works? And you an still buy v-bucks?

    I wonder what attrition Epic has seen through this. Not enough to sink them as a company I would imagine, but they've got to be seeing their projection numbers dipping as they can't expand their mobile footprint.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    If I understand correctly, you can't download Fortnite on iOS but if had downloaded it already, it still works? And you an still buy v-bucks?

    I wonder what attrition Epic has seen through this. Not enough to sink them as a company I would imagine, but they've got to be seeing their projection numbers dipping as they can't expand their mobile footprint.

    Do they not rely on the app store to push patches on iOS?

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    KarlKarl Registered User regular
    Epic appealing this was the most stupid thing.

    They got 3rd party payments allowed. Just take that win, get back on the app store and direct as many people to your own payment platform as possible.
    If I understand correctly, you can't download Fortnite on iOS but if had downloaded it already, it still works? And you an still buy v-bucks?

    That's my understanding yes

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited September 2021
    If I understand correctly, you can't download Fortnite on iOS but if had downloaded it already, it still works? And you an still buy v-bucks?

    I wonder what attrition Epic has seen through this. Not enough to sink them as a company I would imagine, but they've got to be seeing their projection numbers dipping as they can't expand their mobile footprint.

    There was an average of 2.5 million daily iOS players, or 10% of Fortnite's total average daily players, according to the filing. iOS users spent more on Fortnite in-app purchases than their Android counterparts (as usual), but mobile players don't spend as much as gamers playing on consoles like Sony's PlayStation 4 or Microsoft's Xbox One.

    10% of the users were coming in through apple devices, but some of those would also be players who were playing ( and spending money) on other devices

    https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/10/13/heres-how-many-people-were-playing-fortnite-on-iph/

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    LalaboxLalabox Registered User regular
    i think that epic still believes they can get a judge to declare apple a monopoly or smth

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    I wonder how much of this was just the head of Epic ignoring all the legal people at the company who told him they would have a low chance of winning

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    Undead ScottsmanUndead Scottsman Registered User regular
    edited September 2021
    Sweeney owns more than 50% of the company, so he definitely gets to make the final decisions, but Tencent owns 40% of that company and I imagine they probably have a literal vested interest in Sweeney not tripping over his dick.

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited September 2021
    Maybe this was all tencent using epic to try to get some changes that could potentially make them billions overall because of how they dominate the mobile market esp in asia.

    I say this as someone who knows almost nothing about the whole thing.

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    DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    friends, do any of you happen to have a good source for pre-built gaming computers? My current rig is a bit elderly, and upgrading it would mean a new motherboard and such and that's more of a hassle than it's worth.

    I know we have a whole sub-forum for this sort of thing, but I don't really venture out of SE++ and there are strangers there, so I thought I'd try here first.

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