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AGDG by Frogger - Sat, 19 Mar 2016 03:35:31 EST ID:cqdCATQx No.664016 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Helpful Links: http://alloyed.github.io/agdg-links/

> Engines
GameMaker: http://docs.yoyogames.com/source/dadiospice/000_using%20gamemaker/index.html
Godot: http://docs.godotengine.org/en/latest/
Haxeflixel: http://haxeflixel.com/documentation/tutorial/
UE4: http://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?483-Community-Tutorials-for-UE4
Unity: http://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials

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Rebecca Chambers - Thu, 05 May 2016 00:25:06 EST ID:hna6zvih No.669284 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669283

Take a hint holy shit
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Ezio Auditore da Firenze - Thu, 05 May 2016 00:27:43 EST ID:YTC0op0o No.669285 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669274
The only shitposter that needs to go is you.
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Sabrewulf - Thu, 05 May 2016 00:31:55 EST ID:X0axUq69 No.669286 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669283
It's certainly more productive than your >nodev bullshit.
Please go away until you have something constructive to offer.
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Sweet Tooth - Thu, 05 May 2016 00:37:22 EST ID:CtxJMCqz No.669287 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hint: he completely knows it's shitposting, but now the last 8-10 posts have all been about that shit, instead of gamedev. This is typical, and the outcome he was hoping for.

That's one of the maymays, to pretend to be all butthurt about source or what constitutes appropriate gamedev.
>>669070 is another one, posting that exact image and then a lot of disgusted responses.

Just ignore/report shit and low-quality posts, and discuss gamedev.
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King Dedede - Thu, 05 May 2016 00:43:15 EST ID:rHK1zXuh No.669288 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669274
>engine used to make some of the most played and highly rated PC games of all time not actually a real engine
>developers who've made games worth millions of dollars not real developers
>according to trolling faggot who literally hasn't posted a single thing of his own in an amateur development thread

Gotta give this loser some points for persistence, he's been trolling this thread for weeks on god knows how many proxies.

On topic I'm thinking about starting a new project similar to the Professor Layton & Zero Escape games. This sub-genre doesn't get nearly enough love on PC.


The Division by Serah Farron - Mon, 04 Apr 2016 02:58:43 EST ID:hiJxCWcd No.665674 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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yes or no?
console or pc?
go
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Wed, 04 May 2016 17:40:41 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.669250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669247
Because it was the one town I couldn't totally ruin. I ruined every other settlement in the capital wasteland, even Rivet City. Even my hometown of Tenpenny I had sacked by ghouls.
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Jack Rex - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:54:59 EST ID:pIxgfFPH No.669270 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669248
>If you're actually arguing FOR Fallout 4's ridiculous console-friendly (and I say that as a console player) dialogue system,
I never said anything aboiut FO4 but good job NMA on having a chimp-out because BETHE$$$DA REEEEEEEE
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Gex - Wed, 04 May 2016 20:40:27 EST ID:C2BB6Cut No.669276 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669247
>Why is everyone so mad you can't dismember kids? It's a ratings board thing. And tbh, I wasn't very mad at those kids, I don't understand all this bloodlust towards them.
I believe it's the bit where they're obnoxious little shits who run their mouths constantly. I'm having flashbacks to when I walked up to their wall and got berated by some insolent little fuck face who made me do a stupid fetch quest for him to advance the plot. I mean, really? This rude sack of shit is ordering me to and fro and his nuts haven't even dropped? IRL these fuckers wouldn't last a week before they got their skulls smashed by super mutants. This is why I hate the lack of agency in vidya gaems. I just wanted to kick in the door to their little village and be like "lol, okay bud."
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Doctor Li - Wed, 04 May 2016 23:22:40 EST ID:A/7maI0K No.669281 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669250
Oh my god. Bethesda didnt want to make a game that would receive an AO rating and get TONS of negative press just so you can shoot some stupid kids.
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Gex - Thu, 05 May 2016 00:03:17 EST ID:MxLqBYSU No.669282 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669250
Pissed you couldn't Crucify them or wear their skin?


Arma III by Dr. Nefarious - Mon, 02 May 2016 06:28:38 EST ID:CCX0kE6H No.669030 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone want to play a coop scenario?
Arma 3 General
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Officer Tenpenny - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:37:47 EST ID:sDChiYi3 No.669264 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669030
Bump
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:51:36 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.669269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669057
Epoch kind of sucked last time I played it, compared to A2's DayZ Epoch anyhow. They'd had zombies turned off forever on the servers awaiting a patch from Bohemia. It's probably fixed by now, maybe, but even with them it wouldn't be as good as A2. Esseker looks cool but is not very functional as a map. I had the same issue with Altis life, sucks compared to Takistan. KOTH was fun enough, but the stacked deck teams the server admins refused to fix even though the server was max pop killed it for me. I've tried some other mods too, nothing remarkable irrc. Maybe there's a 'good' A3 mod I haven't tried yet (DayZ A3 maybe? looks better than DayZ SA at any rate) but other than that I'm not aware of any.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Wed, 04 May 2016 20:02:28 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.669272 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669269
Wait, I'm thinking of Exile Mod there. Epoch had the Acolytes and shit, also bad, also not really related to the A2 mod. NB
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Bonks - Wed, 04 May 2016 20:59:06 EST ID:sDChiYi3 No.669277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669030
Off topic and im sorry for it, but which arma is best for like, a customizable experience? Can i play offline?
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Wed, 04 May 2016 23:07:57 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.669280 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669277
Best mod support is Arma 2. There's not much point to playing offline. There's a vanilla campaign to Arma 3 that's okayish, but the mods mostly focus on the multiplayer. The campaign doesn't last long if you don't die constantly, but you very well might. It's not an easy game. Also A2 is modern weaponry whereas A3 is goofy futuristic modular weaponry, if that matters to you.


Hard to decide what to get by Juste Belmont - Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:44:37 EST ID:qp3ylskZ No.667398 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Paladins vs Battleborn vs Overwatch. They all look like cartoony kid games like TF2, I just want to know the difference between the three and which one looks promising
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:28:12 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.667467 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>667435
You asked about those MOBA/Shooter things. Which are things, that exist. Or so I'm told. I hope I'm being helpful?
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Ryu Hoshi - Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:08:48 EST ID:ejGDh5L2 No.667485 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>667398
is that a screenshot from outllast?
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Zerg - Mon, 02 May 2016 04:09:09 EST ID:VfXW3lfi No.669022 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>667485
i think so
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honk - Tue, 03 May 2016 00:36:12 EST ID:FstvfORz No.669091 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>667485
>>669022
I guess..he was the....
LAST one to get OUT
>YYYYYYYYUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMM
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Zaku Kashaku - Wed, 04 May 2016 22:46:26 EST ID:v3U0u39K No.669278 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>669091
yo its unrelated, but whatever happened to your youtube channel?


Stellaris by Tron Bonne - Wed, 04 May 2016 17:57:44 EST ID:noD4ShL5 No.669251 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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STeLLARIS dropping in just a few days. I'm personally very psyched for this game to come out. It's a great sci fi space 4x grand strategy game. It has some really robust mechanics like the ethics/ethos system, traits, the technology system is cool. Having watched hours of the devs play this game over the past few weeks, it keeps surprising me which is great.

Anybody else been following this? I'd love to see people post pics of their empires and races in this thread as we play the game. I'm planning on taking a few days off of work so I will be posting many pics in this thread anyway. Talk about Game!

(Pic related is a modded 5000 star galaxy if your system can handle all that lol)
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Cassandra Alexandra - Wed, 04 May 2016 18:21:43 EST ID:KKQ/NdFu No.669255 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yea, I've been following this game since its announcement. Paradox making a 4x-like has been a dream of mine since EU3.

The whole thing seems geared to great RP possibilities. You have text-adventures your explorers can partake in, you can genetically engineer your own people or create robots to replace them, you can uplift or outright invade primitive planet-bound species, you can tear a hole in reality and open the door for eldritch invasion, you can even play as AYY LMAOs and forcefully probe humans if you gain dominion over the Solar System. Pic extremely related.

Yea, I'm so fucking ready for this. Can't wait to see what Paradox will do with DLCs on this one.
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Tron Bonne - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:02:11 EST ID:noD4ShL5 No.669258 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669255
If there turns out to be enough of us, i think they have a decent MP system set up. It also shares DLC as long as the host has it. I think a 420chan game would be sick.

I'm excited for total conversion mods. There are tons of sci fi universes to choose from. Star Trek is a darling of mine, but Star Wars, Babylon 5, any kind of sci fi novel you can imagine.

An awesome mechanic is ethics divergence. Basically where your populations start to change from your default ethos and traits. Controlling this element is an internal mechanic that helps fill out the mid game when it goes more grand strategy than 4x.

Here's a race maker:
http://kaisersly.github.io/stellaris_race_maker/

This will probably be my first race. It's a global regime regime steeped in a hybrid of Stalinist and US Totalitarianism from Earth: Basically a nice technologically advanced race of slavers who extract wealth from other planets to make Earth a great place.
http://kaisersly.github.io/stellaris_race_maker/?version=1&name=%22Stenson%22&ethoses=1,5,14&government=1&traits=7,8,22,24
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Cassandra Alexandra - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:10:40 EST ID:KKQ/NdFu No.669259 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh and here's a Paradox multiplayer stream where the participants gang up to take down an AI controlled Fallen Empire. Skip to 44:00 if you wanna get to the action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITsDYY_pQMc

Fallen Empires are a feature where some AI players start out with far superior numbers and techs, but remain passive throughout the game as they are stagnant civs. Unless you do something to trigger them that is. Their triggers are decided by their sole ethos, if they are materialistic(scientists) they will murder you if you research a lot of dangerous tech, if they are spiritualists you better stay off their pristine holy worlds.

Needless to say the human players got smashed. Along with the frame-rate.
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Thane Krios - Wed, 04 May 2016 20:35:30 EST ID:zuLHo6n3 No.669275 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>669255
>Can't wait to see what Paradox will do with DLCs on this one.
The Stellaris Subcirclejerk is full of the same.
Breaks my heart to see this though.
Like, I know it's inevitable, and like all Paradox Games it will be swamped with DLC. But there's something so depressing about looking forward to being charged more for content before the game is even out. Especially if it follows the line of EU IV where you've got 1 excellent expansion, several good ones, and now we've gotten to the point where they aren't really very "expansive" at all.

Paradox are good at listening to the comunity and coming up with interesting DLC, but (in regards to EU IV) it's getting to the point where they should just work everything in the expansions into the main game. It makes zero sense at all for development (the Common Sense feature) or estates (from the Cossacks) NOT to be worked into national ideas or other base game elements, because they need to assume that not everyone owns the DLC. The game just doesn't feel "tight" anymore because you have what are essentially core gameplay mechanics being locked behind DLC.

I'm yet to buy Mare Nostrum and don't intend to until it goes down in price. I'm going to try and be as cautious as possible when it comes to Stellaris DLC too, because the more I think about it the less comfortable I am supporting this method of DLC.

That said, I am SO FUCKING HYPED FOR STELLARIS OH MY GOD.

Just been watching some of the Multiplayer stream there, but I felt it wasn't really doing me much good and I should find something else to do instead, only 4 days away now though!

>>669258
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Overwatch by Trish - Tue, 03 May 2016 09:34:56 EST ID:mbaIflOe No.669121 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Open beta in a few days, anyone else excited?

Played a bit of the stress tests, seems like one of those games you can sink thousands of hours into.
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Baraka - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:22:16 EST ID:cAIgF48Y No.669260 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>669230
>this has pissed you off.
I don't know why you are reading my messages with such tone. I've said many times already that it's about the design choices they've made. I'm not "pissed off" about anything.

>the concept of an antihero
Could be done with style, no doubt.

>The one you're picking on doesn't seem to be designed much differently from the rest.
But he is! Even the extremely bland "Soldier: 76" has some character to him. But with Reaper it's just Edgy "DIE DIE DIE" McGrim.

Anyway, downloading the open beta now. Let's see how it plays on my comp...
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Magus - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:42:51 EST ID:nxIhkubP No.669265 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669260
we get it. you don;t like that one character. enough.
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Kintaro - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:48:19 EST ID:mbaIflOe No.669266 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Open beta is up.

Time to get this shit going on my PS4
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Baraka - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:48:20 EST ID:cAIgF48Y No.669267 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>669260
Awww, she's giving me a hug. <3<3<3

"Come on, you haven't moved an inch!"
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Stryker - Wed, 04 May 2016 20:01:15 EST ID:JnCi6abM No.669271 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm already sick of seeing Tracer's ass all over the place and this game isn't even out yet.


Recent Purchases Thread by Kyle Hyde - Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:42:17 EST ID:RkPX0xFQ No.661392 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Has anyone else been playing Mario and Luigi Paper Jam?

Combat wise its really fucking polished....everything else really sort of empty from the humor being really off, to there being next to no story besides "Both Bowsers kidnap both princesses," and don't even get me fucking started on how much I fucking hate Paper Toad quests....and I hate papercraft fights even worse

This game feels half complete and the other half is filled with needless shit.

Also...I can't help but be sad that I can control Paper Mario on my team and the fucking main villain is Bowser....again

WHEN IS BEST MARIO VILLAIN RETURNING! PIC RELATED HERE HE IS!
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Heihachi Mishima - Thu, 14 Apr 2016 21:31:23 EST ID:1T4SA2OM No.666965 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>666919
The current rumor is that the final expansion is going to get released in late june and it's going to be larger than Witcher 2. I hope it's not too big though because I thought Witcher 3 kinda sprawled out of control and the lack of focus kinda hurt the game.

I thought Hearts of Stone did it perfect. I played it after completing the main game so it was the only thing I had to do and it moved at a really good pace and managed to make a game I've already sunk close to 100 hours into feel fresh and lively and I thought there were far more memorable moments from its story than from the main game.
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Sir Daniel Fortesque - Thu, 14 Apr 2016 22:15:02 EST ID:N2H3KRpL No.666968 Ignore Report Quick Reply
FF9 on steam, can't wait for it to not live up to what I remember it being like all the FFs I revisit.
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Elexis Sinclair - Sat, 16 Apr 2016 13:48:05 EST ID:5lMpTBuf No.667088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Recently bought Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, not expecting much but it'll be a time killer. Not a game but I also bought a motherfucking Wavebird. Bought a DSi and DS Lite for £5 each at a charity shop and the original Crash Bandicoot for £1. Looking into getting F-Zero GX and Tales of Symphonia. Can you recommend?
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Conker - Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:31:56 EST ID:WaQiIMPU No.667092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>667088

If you got a flashcart for the DS's get a hold of Contact, that game will make you kill some time.

As for my recent purchases I bought a Wii from my dealer for 5 gams and 15 bucks and I just finished softmoding it. No more heroes fuck yeah.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:27:08 EST ID:bsUpSK7z No.669263 Report Quick Reply
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Got an Amazon gift card for my bday and saw they had a 2 for 1 pack for $30 and I have been wanting to play them but the deal made it worth the buy.


Mirror's Edge Catalyst by Mog - Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:09:38 EST ID:qp3ylskZ No.667904 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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If you enjoyed the first one, the second one is a lot better
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The Arbiter - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:03:55 EST ID:9QI8Gihk No.668088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>668086
oh...its not, the hype is strong with this game
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Zell Dincht - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:10:12 EST ID:YebP7Sqo No.668090 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>668075
That's not quite what that means. Each spec is independent. So they're saying they think you should run Windows 10 and have 16GB RAM, ideally. You probably need slightly more RAM to run in Win10. But not 10GB more.

I'm sure you could run it on 4GB RAM. There are very few games that can't be run on that amount. I constantly run shit under spec and never have problems. Just turn off the fancy bullshit. If the game isn't fun without those trimmings then it has serious gameplay issues and is a waste of time anyhow.
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Roy - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 09:22:22 EST ID:4593PyBJ No.668096 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>668075
lol this guy doesn't understand what minimum and recommended specs are.
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Isaac - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:32:58 EST ID:6jGUi1Al No.668103 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>668096
minimum GTX650TI 2GB
recommended GTX970 4GB
The console version is better, this time.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:23:54 EST ID:bsUpSK7z No.669262 Report Quick Reply
I really liked the first one and the puzzle solving aspects of the game. Got another month till it comes out but I can't wait for it.


Mgsv's gay storyline by Jimmy Hopkins - Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:49:23 EST ID:buAXe81Z No.667989 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone else disappointed with Mgsv's ending and just it's whole story in general? I was mainly disappointed with the execution of the ending
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Pimple - Tue, 03 May 2016 19:02:28 EST ID:IHyNqI2z No.669171 Ignore Report Quick Reply
MGSV being Kojima's last game, it was weird that instead of answering to questions, he bringed more questions to the table.
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Mr. Game & Watch - Tue, 03 May 2016 19:29:06 EST ID:X0axUq69 No.669172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669171
http://www.metalgeartimeline.com/
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Tue, 03 May 2016 23:47:26 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.669186 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669171
>Bringed
I don't usually grammar Nazi but Christ public schools are bad.
MGSV didn't really raise any new questions, at least not any good ones. Questions of character motivations and the overall plot (such as: What was the point of that "ending"?) are perfectly understandable. I thought, for the most part, everything was explained away in MGSIV. (Liquid/Ocelot, Vamp, etc.).
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Officer Tenpenny - Wed, 04 May 2016 00:40:09 EST ID:Bw2WwG1/ No.669189 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669186
That guy obviously has a learning disability, he says straight out he wants a simple story, not something confusing like metal gear. (IE why the fuck are you playing metal gear or hoping that one of it's core values is ruined)
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Sabre Man - Wed, 04 May 2016 19:22:36 EST ID:C2BB6Cut No.669261 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669172
The Engrish really makes it shine.


free nintendo gaymes by Astaroth - Mon, 02 May 2016 18:51:49 EST ID:yioNdE8L No.669072 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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shantae pirate's curse 3DS - B0L86FTX55M95FVT
same thing but for wii u - B0L7SR982R6JVYB0

Affordable Space Adventures Wii U - B0L8DML90GJN5NR8
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Soki - Mon, 02 May 2016 18:56:24 EST ID:rHK1zXuh No.669073 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>669072
I grabbed ASA, been dying to try it for a long time. Thanks a ton bruv.
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Farnham The Town Drunk - Mon, 02 May 2016 21:44:13 EST ID:LLxzNc0e No.669077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>669072

Grabbed the 3DS Pirate's Curse. Thanks OP! I'm going to do two extra dabs just for you, you saint among heathens.
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Master Chief - Wed, 04 May 2016 18:23:00 EST ID:yioNdE8L No.669256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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wii u shantae pirate's curse still available - B0L7SR982R6JVYB0


Stardew Valley General by Eddie Riggs - Sat, 05 Mar 2016 05:06:12 EST ID:xsLHnAAe No.662411 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I already know some folks from the BWP thread are getting into this, so I figured there might be enough interest for its own thread (inb4 "trolol shill").

What it is: Harvest Moon/Rune Factory/Animal Crossing slice of life, farming sim.

What you do: Grow endless fields of hops to brew moonshine, romance and fuck bitches, get money, kill monsters, fish, chill with crazy homeless dude in the mountains. Fun as fuck, yo.

Protips: Grow berries for mad profits, and plan out your community upgrade bundles in advance so you don't miss rare seasonal items.

Links
http://store.steampowered.com/app/413150/
http://stardewvalleywiki.com/Stardew_Valley_Wiki
https://stardew.info/planner/
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Mia Fey - Tue, 03 May 2016 00:28:53 EST ID:DOFc/rB/ No.669089 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>663292
I put nothing but the Major purple underpants in display because I am an evil person
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Carmen Sandiego - Tue, 03 May 2016 13:24:01 EST ID:RoWm3UR3 No.669134 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669053
Harsh guys. My first thought was just some sort of space/location based learning disability. Like his brain is otherwise okay but it just has a blind spot for those areas hence his issues with the maps being beyond him.
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Tomba - Wed, 04 May 2016 09:26:31 EST ID:zuLHo6n3 No.669213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>663367
I'm backing up this point. Every item I put up was a gold star and I'm pretty sure it included 3 fish and 3 crops, as well as mayo and some rocks, I think.

>>669026
I'm going to expand on this post though. First off I feel like I should commend the dude for making this game himself, it must have been some task and it really is an excellently made game.
After modding in the anime faces (natch) and introducing myself to all the townspeople, I decided to try and make friends with the most immidiately unlikeable characters that were available, so I picked Pam (Grumpy Alcoholic trailer woman) and Shane (Total dickhead who stocks shelves) , and decided to go with Haley (vapid fashion girl) as the love interest. I don't mind the mechanics of friendship so much, it's identical to Harvest moon in that you chuck items they "like" at them and earn friendship points.

But jesus christ the writing in this game makes me think he might as well have not bothered. Animal Crossing did it's characters really well, with simple but unique characters with personalities that made sense within the context of the game. Harvest Moon did what it did but all the townspeople and scriptwriting was done well enough, although it's been a while since I played any HM and I could be misremembering this.

This game just chucks a handful of stereotypes at you and then gives them an character "arc" that comes in the form of 3 extra bits of dialogue a week, with the conversational text you usually get not reflecting much of this change.

For example, Haley starts off by just bitching about fashion and talking about how much she hates the town all the time, if I give her enough sunflowers she'll "open up" by telling me she's "stopped thinking about the mall so much" and she'd "like to go to the farm one day". I'd say she maybe has another 4 or 5 lines that reflect this change and that is it.

I feel that focusing on the believability of the dialogue from my anime waifus isn't exactly helping my cause, but I'm just raising something that I see as an issue here. ConcernedApe has done a great job with the art style, m…
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Mario - Wed, 04 May 2016 11:59:24 EST ID:5AWss+LN No.669220 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669213
Id love to write for concernedpangolin, i know id do a stellar job at it.
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Alec Mason - Wed, 04 May 2016 18:14:49 EST ID:rHK1zXuh No.669254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669213
There's nothing groundbreaking, but I thought the writing did a decent job at fleshing out the characters relative to other games in the genre. It's not exactly Deus Ex, or KOTOR, but honestly it doesn't have to be, and compared to other life sims where every character is pretty much a Mary or Gary Sue, it takes some moderate creative risks by covering more mature and progressive topics like homelessness, alcoholism, PTSD, homosexuality, etc. that other games in the genre wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. There' not a ton of depth to each dimension, but it's more attention to real world detail than pretty much any other life-sim has has bothered to include. I honestly don't get your comparison to Animal Crossing, because aside from a few special villagers, personalities in that game literally follow a few pre-defined, repeated archetypes and are virtually interchangeable between dozens of different animals, and it doesn't give any of of those archetypes additional personality issues to complement or flesh them out.

tl;dr it's not Hamlet, but it's better than most other attempts in the life sim genre.


Games that shook you to the core by Smegmasaurus - Thu, 07 Apr 2016 01:14:10 EST ID:ZT3EEf02 No.665980 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Of course, wisdom and experience draws from many divergent sources, but we can't write out gaming from that just because it's (usually) recreational. I'm missing the days where a game would appear to be silly fun, or a neat challenge, but inadvertently changed my thinking. Let's post games that made an impact on your thinking. The criteria could be how you look at:

Martial arts/sports
Economics
Human Resources
Personal health/well-being
Politics
Story-telling

For me, games like Jagged Alliance, X-Com, Starcraft and other strategy games helped me look at certain facets of life through a more objective lens. I became distinctly aware of co-workers who had issues with one-another, or the time (sometimes called action points) could be far more detrimental than a monetary loss. Various RPGs helped me see the joy of mastering new skills and bettering myself. FFIX, GTA: SA, Deus Ex. Bio-Shock had a great mechanic that allowed the player to conduct automatic research on enemies with a sample provided, allowing greater effectiveness when fighting them.

Most importantly, these things didn't guide me through life and were never a crutch, but they made learning and growing more stimulating. I'd like to know what others' felt from gaming through the years, and hopefully get some more recommendations to apply this kind of lens to.
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Fulgore - Tue, 03 May 2016 12:46:32 EST ID:ejGDh5L2 No.669132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>665980
I only play hentai rape simulators. I'll let you fill in the blanks for what it's taught me about life.
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Waddle Dee - Wed, 04 May 2016 00:44:36 EST ID:CMAOPcJv No.669190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
yume nikki. for something with no dialogue and almost no words anywhere, that game communicated a lot of things.
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Lei Wulong - Wed, 04 May 2016 01:52:02 EST ID:/NsfmCI+ No.669194 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>669104
Madness Returns was more art than game (but damn, that art so pretty!). Did you check out the Madness Returns art-book? It's gorgeous!
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Sabre Man - Wed, 04 May 2016 17:36:39 EST ID:C2BB6Cut No.669249 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Think of it this way; The numbers on screen are an abstraction of countless actual humans. The EU series tends to make you a fanboy of state power. I know it made me one for a long time and lead me to being a fascist sympathizer. I grew out of it when I realized that the whole system of state power is pure evil and something we should try to outgrow. How would you like to be one of the countless dead conscripts of some incompetent autocrat?

Then again, I try to be something of a nice guy. I try to provide decent lives for my citizens, be forward thinking etc. When I take tons of land from a foe I make satellite states. I basically deconstruct rival empires and liberate their people.
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Arthas Menethil - Wed, 04 May 2016 18:14:18 EST ID:JnCi6abM No.669253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I absolutely adore Undertale for how it plays with your expectations as a player and gets inside your head. Also gotta mention the effective use of leitmotifs and how on-point the soundtrack was during the ending. The attention to detail on this game is second to none.


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