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Dope space games by Cage Midwell - Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:41:52 EST ID:3ejZfb/V No.689697 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Post games in which you smoke weed and travel through space. Examples include: Mass Effect, FTL, Space Quest, KotOR etc. It can be any genre, as long as it involves smoking weed and exploring space
Manny Calavera - Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:28:16 EST ID:SlkRYP9S No.689699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
if you're down for older games check out Freespace (I think it might fall under the Descent series, idk) and also Privateer. they might be too dated for your taste but I sank so many hours into those, they're great
Cage Midwell - Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:03:54 EST ID:3ejZfb/V No.689701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm totally down for old games. I have heard of Freespace and I know it's supposed to be a classic but I've never played it. I thought it was actually related to Wing Commander (which I have played) but Descent is awesome too. Will definitely check it out, thanks
honk - Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:04:17 EST ID:ipaktO68 No.689704 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Alpha Centauri
>Explore and expand the space colony on Chiron
>Gaia's stepdaughters will bring upon an age of space peace and space prosperity
>smoke some space weed
>space mind worms
Blinky - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:38:45 EST ID:UtPtDIV7 No.689715 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well star control 2 dude. And here's the link to the freeware version of it for modern systems that supports mods.
Fucking great stuff. Its better than mass effect in my honest opinion.
mcbooty - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:22:04 EST ID:BJPnQ73T No.689717 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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if you dont mind being scared half to death with jump scares, i thought dead space was an excellent game as well as the sequel also.
theres a 3rd but i havent played it yet so im not sure, the first 2 rock tho
Tifa Lockheart - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:24:30 EST ID:uzCJDsES No.689718 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Third one goes more into action than horror. It's not awful, but it's not really that good either.
Pimple - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:42:34 EST ID:CMAOPcJv No.689720 Ignore Report Quick Reply
ha. that was everybody's line about the second.

dead space was space horror aboard a derelict hulk that became like a zombie arcade shooter after you'd spent some hours getting spooped and had earned decent weapons. dead space 2 tossed you right in with the ability to splat things effectively and had some good set pieces... from what i've watched dead space 3 was all about exploring and fighting aliens with the horror mostly replaced with gory action.

if you're on steam the first two games are a great time if you catch them on sale.
mcbooty - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 04:18:13 EST ID:BJPnQ73T No.689721 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Fair enough, i would still recommend them to OP if hes looking for some games set in space i though they we well made with a slightly above average story. but thats just my opinion.
G-Man - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:41:38 EST ID:vcKzHGyn No.689729 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Despite their faults, Elite: Dangerous and No Man's Sky.

And there's Zombie Smashers X3, which is a space trader/combat game with South Park graphics where you fly around space in muscle cars as punks and skinheads fighting zombies, ninjas and pterodactyls in muscle cars.
Ristar - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:40:47 EST ID:vZxFjKKD No.689730 Ignore Report Quick Reply
SS13. You can grow and smoke space weed and other drugs. You can even genitically alter and breed your weed to become super weed
Kratos - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:13:37 EST ID:annxh9Vy No.689731 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The most immersive space-experience i've ever had
Ridiculously good music and atmosphere
Kratos - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:15:08 EST ID:annxh9Vy No.689732 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Starfy - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:21:03 EST ID:59KAR+sr No.689733 Ignore Report Quick Reply
everspace, an early access spaceship shooter. kinda like if FTL and elite dangerous had a baby. its fun despite being early access
Starfy - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:23:12 EST ID:59KAR+sr No.689734 Ignore Report Quick Reply
also pulsar lost colony, its one of those games where there are 5 or so players on a ship, each one has their job like pilot, captain, and weapons master. you fly around and explore. this one is also very early access but if you can find a torrent and 4 other people to play it with its fun for a few nights
Emeralda Kasim - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 12:28:19 EST ID:3XEUYEjo No.689741 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This looks really cool, I hadn't heard of it before now but the trailer and reviews are pretty impressive for its current state. Gonna check it out this afternoon.

FYI for anyone else interested, you can get a free demo and unlock the complete current build (no updates) for $2 on the official site, then you only pay the difference for a Steam key. Great pricing model, more EA games should do this.
Azoth - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:30:33 EST ID:fJdTtLUc No.689742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Freelancer is one of the greatest space games of all time. It still looks good, and there's a massively complex mod server that was pretty active last time I checked.
silent protagonist - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:30:02 EST ID:z1BTLIFU No.689748 Ignore Report Quick Reply
MirrorMoon EP
silent protagonist - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:30:56 EST ID:z1BTLIFU No.689749 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Liquid Snake - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:49:17 EST ID:XDa72jCN No.689752 Ignore Report Quick Reply

It's a pretty game, but what does it do?
Zoe Castillo - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:52:50 EST ID:3ejZfb/V No.689754 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Alpha Centauri is another one that I've heard is a classic but never got into. Is there anything important I should know before I try playing it? It looks cool but complex.

Hell yeah. I've played the first two Dead Space games and thought they were terrific

I've been meaning to give that game another shot. I tried it briefly a while back and couldn't get into it, which is weird because I love Starflight (pic related) and it's basically supposed to be a better Starflight. I was probably just being impatient

I had never heard of this game before, but it looks very cool. The level of customization for your ship is crazy.
Bayonetta - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:42:37 EST ID:JAfM/azk No.689757 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I too am fascinated by space games. When I found out about Space Engineers I played that shit until my fucking shoulders were hurting, eventually I was making ships so big my PC couldn't process the game properly
Andrew Ryan - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:12:33 EST ID:khI8SJGW No.689761 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Alpha Centauri is an old school Civ spin-off. It's somewhat more complex than newer Civs but if you've played those then I don't think you'll have much issue with AC.

It got this cool 'hard' sci fi going on, and as you progress through the tech tree you get your hands on progressively esoteric and funky techs. It also got a sweet 'lovecraftian' story line about the planet, as well as general philosophic stuff about how absurd shit gets as you progress through the game.

You should try it if you dig sci-fi. Even playing it on the lowest difficulty is worth it.
Sam & Max - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:43:30 EST ID:4hWSPmsW No.689762 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Definitely second AC. It's a weird one. The mechanics are somewhat broken, as in so many Civ games (certain strategies are always vastly superior) but the really weird shit keeps it quite interesting and fresh. Would recommend to just about anyone with a brain.
honk - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:46:55 EST ID:0NpBmeA8 No.689763 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Is there anything important I should know before I try playing it? It looks cool but complex.
I haven't played Alpha Centauri in a few years, but it is kind of dense and a game take a LONG time to complete, pretty much like any other Civ game.

>As you progress through the tech tree you get your hands on progressively esoteric and funky techs.
That and you can customize, upgrade and create your own units based on existing units.

It's under $3 on GoG right now, I think I'm gonna pick it up. Goddamn it, I'm trying not to spend money.

Fun fact: Alpha Centauri takes place AFTER the Civ games when you win by building a space ship and getting to Alpha Centauri. I think.
Navi - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 21:58:44 EST ID:ArhQYjxU No.689764 Ignore Report Quick Reply

man, starflight brings back memories. Thanks for the nostalgia
Mr. 47 - Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:31:25 EST ID:60P+w4hW No.689766 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Alpha Centauri is a philosophical and science fiction goldmine, if you're into that sort of thing.
Dylan Morton - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 05:59:32 EST ID:Ah4PYLO0 No.689833 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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No mention of Elite: Dangerous? That makes me sad. It's an alright game, not perfect and not Jesus personified as a game like some fans would have you believe. But it's pretty solid. The game map is fuckhuge too. Literally 400 billion+ star systems and every star in every star catalog and every other observed object in space was painstakingly added to the game. And the rest of the Milky Way was made with an algorithm based on everything we as a species has observed, and it got the thumbs up from NASA for being pretty damn accurate. So that's all pretty bitchin'

The game's weak points are its lack of depth in some areas. You have this Federation and Empire at each others throats but, so what? you can't join one. "ranking up" with one in no way affects your reputation with the other in any way. Powerplay is a fucking dumpster fire. With it being a total liability if you opt-in, with the game becoming suddenly artificially difficult (randomly being attacked even deep inside your own territory, one right after another. Literally in a chain with no end, etc) And it is impossible to maintain a decent rank without devoting your life to the game and literally doing nothing else. You get, say, 30 merits per kill in these massive battles. Or 1 merit per power play item delivered. At rank 5 you need 10,000 merits. Each week your merits decay by 50%. Let's say you only make 9,000, then Thursday rolls around and the game goes "fuck you, you're down to 4,500 merits now". Powerplay just needs a little bit of tweaking.

But, overall, the game is good, just avoid Powerplay and make your own narrative inside this massive space sandbox. Also the Devs are super approachable and are constantly active inside the game. They have a well defined 10 year plan for the game (we're in year 2 or 3, I think) and so far have kept every promise.

TL;DR - Elite: Dangerous. Massive and scientifically accurate-ish space sandbox, active and devoted Devs, Lacking a little depth, but depth is slowly being added. Basically a more refined and unforgiving NMS that didn't overhype itself and has carefully laid out a plan for the game.
mcbooty - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:40:12 EST ID:pu0E8zgT No.689841 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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never heard of elite dangerous before but sounds pretty fuckin cool being accurate with the star systems and a thumbs up from nasa? thats sick, i dont like the sound of that power play thing u metioned tho but that aside sounds like something ill check out, so thankyousir
Yoshi - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:11:45 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.689848 Ignore Report Quick Reply
is the horizons DLC worth grabbing, bro?
Gabe Logan - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:02:22 EST ID:lFFA0o5I No.689865 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No Man's Sky is all about smoking weed and exploring space. If you absolutely love space exploration you will probably enjoy it but for people like me its only fun for a few days.
Earthworm Jim - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:57:19 EST ID:Ah4PYLO0 No.689869 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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imo yeah, it is. Not just for the planetary landings (all of which are non-atmospheric worlds, for now) But for the engineers and for the future major content updates that'l come out. It's a season pass, basically. Next content update is going to be a character designer/creator and multicrew and stuff, where you get to ride along in someone else's ship or vice versa if you want. There's some other stuff too like some overhauls of the gameplay but even non-horizons members will get that (obviously) They also will release Elite on the PS4, if that's your thing. I think in Q2 in 2017.

They started a new bubble of inhabited space near the core of the galaxy, over 25k lightyears away. That's a long fucking distance. Too long for me to make the trip lightly. There's little gas stations scattered along the route, though. Apparently life on the new frontier is pretty bitchin' but I have my doubts that I'll find it to my liking.
Earthworm Jim - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:08:04 EST ID:Ah4PYLO0 No.689870 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Oh, forgot to say, powerplay is purely optional, it's actually beneficial to avoid it unless you're ready to devote a lot of time to what basically amounts to RP. though it is fun to change the face of inhabited space, it takes too much effort in my opinion. NB, double post.
Serious Sam - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 01:33:18 EST ID:Uo6BO3Ho No.689875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
As someone who has been exploring space and spacedabs for 4 months, can confirm
Carmen Sandiego - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:01:00 EST ID:JAfM/azk No.690024 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I like it but I'll like it a lot more once it has crafting. Not really a big fan of just flying and shooting without any rhyme or reason
Patroklos Alexander - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:10:19 EST ID:02hd637J No.690032 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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My nigga HK-47 is the best guy to smoke weed with when Im chilling in the Ebon Hawk in deep space. He doesn't partake in the smoking bc obv the man has no lungs but he is good company.
Pinky - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 16:17:38 EST ID:11ZPDoYv No.690033 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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motherfuckin kerbal god damn space n'shit program

That soundtrack

Graphical/atmosphere mods

Big ass blunt
Tommy Vercetti - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:08:03 EST ID:vsNTmeC5 No.690043 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Eyyy my nigga, I just started playing KOTOR 2 again!
Gonna fix HK-47, playing as a sage good guy but I'll kick with him for laughs, that guy is a blast.

rip 3C-FD wish we'd get more time to know eachother. nb
Sonya Blade - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 21:59:49 EST ID:YkVJHuxP No.690046 Ignore Report Quick Reply
HK's gun is really fucking strong.
Jak - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:54:41 EST ID:02hd637J No.690049 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I named my best MVC3 combo the HK-47 Combo, took out a few top 100 leaderboarders abusing it. I named it that bc that shit is cold, dead, efficiency in its purest form, much like my main nigga. HK-47...,

Dr. Breen - Fri, 23 Dec 2016 06:53:14 EST ID:TbIx8ZVW No.690485 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This is now a HK-47 thread.
Jarl Balgruuf - Fri, 23 Dec 2016 10:44:16 EST ID:vvwRmSj8 No.690506 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I could never get passed the horribly boring intro level in KOTOR 2 before losing interest. It's got to be one of the most horrible design decisions ever

Might try again later
JC Denton - Fri, 23 Dec 2016 14:55:49 EST ID:9vrtLQBb No.690515 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Both KOTOR games have terrible intro parts. It takes way too long to get to the actual plot and start roaming the galaxy. It's one of the main reasons I can't replay them
Gordon Freeman - Fri, 23 Dec 2016 19:54:38 EST ID:tiBXM1tx No.690536 Ignore Report Quick Reply

My most vivid memory of playing KOTOR as a kid is that blue chick saying, "bantha poo-doo."
Goemon - Sat, 24 Dec 2016 09:50:34 EST ID:N2H3KRpL No.690582 Ignore Report Quick Reply
HA classic.
Martin Septim - Sat, 24 Dec 2016 10:22:26 EST ID:4hWSPmsW No.690583 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Pit - Sat, 24 Dec 2016 16:03:15 EST ID:5wQmpule No.690612 Ignore Report Quick Reply

its like a rite of passage to see if you are worthy of the real game
Grendel the Green Gigas - Sat, 24 Dec 2016 22:52:21 EST ID:hgVrgfXg No.690635 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I just started playing it now actually. It's a shame because it starts out so fucking awesome, one of the best intro levels ever, it's just so fucking long that it just wears you out and ruins itself
Nathan Hale - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:44:40 EST ID:wPq9aiBQ No.696648 Ignore Report Quick Reply
EVE Online
Ultros - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 02:04:34 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.696649 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Anyone who shits on the opening of KOTOR 2 obviously never played KOTOR 1 and had to deal with that liquid anal discharge of a planet called Manaan
Funky Kong - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:29:55 EST ID:6sXYLyHQ No.696665 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Rebel Galaxy and the SPAZ games.

Rebel Galaxy has a cowboy buttrock soundtrack which actually works but if you don't like that you can drop music into some music folders and different tracks will be put on soundtracks for different things.

SPAZ is cool you customise your ships and level up and shit. Number 2 is really different but also cool.

Oh and Stellaris. Run a civilisation that just invented FTL. Though I'd wait until early April and get it with the new expansion. There's gonna more indepth customisation of your culture and ethics, a hive mind format and the ability to have endgame goals that don't involve conquest, plus dyson spheres, science arrays and orbital habitats...
KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:39:32 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696684 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Rebel Galaxy is a lot of fun at first but gets horribly repetitive by the half way mark, and the story is too threadbare to really be invested in.
Tidus - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 01:26:59 EST ID:PGZxW/5w No.696715 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This could be something. It's in beta, but it's already looking like Alien: Isolation meets Elite: Dangerous. Sandboxy FPS, with zero-G and spaceflight.
Kind of reminds me of the old Event Horizon mod for Doom 3.

Bluedrake42 is excited about it, and he's a pretty good litmus of FPS.
Mario - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 02:41:54 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696719 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Rebel Galaxy really didn't do it for me. Felt kind of formulaic and underwhelming.
Dagoth Ur - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:14:53 EST ID:6sXYLyHQ No.696744 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, I think I just about finished it. But it was cheap.

SPAZ was the same sort of price but I got a LOT of mileage out of that. Stellaris is a paradox game, it's still maturing but so far every update has been a huge step forward so if they continue on their track record of delivering what is promised with the expansion pack it's going to be the sci fi game we all dreamed of.

Become machines, or biological perfection or ascend to another plane of existence. Create ringworlds. The whole shebang. They already nailed combat balance recently. Having dreadnoughts with spinal mounted "giga cannon" mass accelerators and tachyon lances is boneriffic.
r-e-b-a-r-t - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:26:43 EST ID:ndo5lCHY No.696745 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Mass Effect 2, X Beyond the Frontier, Frontier Elite II for Amiga, Star Wars X Wing series (especially X Wing Alliance).
Max Payne - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:32:51 EST ID:DEWKz1tQ No.696902 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've been playing Elite Dangerous, going on an Exploration trip.

I've started keeping a pen and paper Captain's Log in a Composition Notebook. You really need to create your own adventure in this game, but once you do it's amazing. I've been hacing tons of fun and have been getting super immersed. I just can't wait for Xbox Scoprio to come out with VR to really take this game to the next level.

You get 4 billion star systems to explore in a 1:1 scale model of the Milky Way galaxy. Multiple factions all opposing each other in inhabited space, and now aliens have made an appearance though we do not know what if anything they want. It's possible the way they communicate is too foreign. But they rip ships out of hyperspace and have been steadily getting closer and closer to Sol.

Anyway here's the first page.

"Captain's Log
The Ticonderoga
Begin: 20th, March, 3303

First Entry: 20th, March, 3303, 18:00.

I have started my journey to the Pleiades Nebula, where I shall refuel, restock, and repair at Maia before leaving all traces of civilization behind. I will continue on to Barnard's Loop and survey the systems there, to see if there is any significant difference to planets formed inside of Nebulae, compared to those that are not.

Supplemental: I will be proceeding past Barnard's Loop to the Col 70 Sector with all haste, as a distress signal briefly pulsed from this uninhabited region of space.

Supplemental: It is with a heavy heart that I must abandon my search for the ship in distress. The Col 70 Sector is inaccessible to the Ticonderoga, and far too vast to search thoroughly in my lifetime. That is what I tell myself, at least, knowing I am leaving them to die. I can only hope that they made it out alive."

Anyway pic related, my ship, the Ticonderoga.
Tingle - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:01:32 EST ID:KOi9t5Ak No.696903 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Homeworld remastered for sure. It's a game from the 90s so the controls are a bit quirky but I think that kind of adds to it a bit once you get used to them. The cinematics of the remaster are awesome and I've always thought the the whole game portrayed the creepy silent atmosphere of space really well. Also all the races are really cool and mysterious, the bentusi, the progenitors, even the player race, the kushan, aren't really explained, just shown that they're a race identical to humans that were exiled long ago to live on a dune-type desert planet called Kharak, sans spice melange.

10/10 space game to play while high imo
Emeralda Kasim - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:59:54 EST ID:G2nJTTvY No.696938 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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