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BWP: Life is meaningless and too short to not play vidya games edition

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- Tue, 07 Jan 2020 03:50:11 EST ee15B55K No.747953
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Finally got a chance to play ACE COMBAT 7 in my backlog. Yeah! Aerial combat rocks!
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Four - Sun, 01 Aug 2021 06:49:25 EST 9cbQloKH No.761809 Reply
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>Death Rally

I wanted to beat the High score at first but even with a full upgraded car I'm still not fast enough to win in hardest difficulty. They seem to have infinite turbo too and they always use it whenever I do. Don't understand why some racing games always give the other racers an unfair advantage like that.
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Locke - Sun, 01 Aug 2021 21:03:53 EST 9RfDsgC5 No.761821 Reply
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Just downloaded a new pokemon romhack pokemon emerald enhanced edition. They put vn intractables with the multiple heroines, I'm excited to see the options.
C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 02 Aug 2021 08:34:54 EST S3YeLpGy No.761823 Reply
I was playing the Halo Infinite multiplayer technical preview this past weekend. I was surprised how well the multiplayer bots hold their own against human players using smart tactics instead of 343 just cranking their accuracy and reaction times up stupidly high. The return of being able to use equipment from Halo 3 is a good addition, the grapple hook is cool, and the newer weapons like the Commando rifle and Bulldog shotgun work fine.

I also got a six month trial for Apple Arcade and been playing Mini Metro+ and Neo Cab.

using ML to make old looking pixelart

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- Tue, 27 Jul 2021 22:25:06 EST Ow5k0anc No.761765
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I have been messing around with this business, especially the VQGAN+CLIP craze.
Anyone interested in this stuff? I'd also like to get to training my own models and generating art, old IE games, FO1&2, etc.
The process for this image for example is ridiculously easy, you can use a colab notebook and basically press "play", but you get much better results from interfering with providing an initial image, and then also halting the process when they start to grow extra eyes/heads, doing a cheap shop and starting it over with that as the new init image.
Here is one notebook:
but there are others, another I like uses MSE regularization (which I don't know what that means) but I lost the tab, I could find it if anyone's interested.
Not sure if this or another board is better, but you don't need technical skills necessarily so in a way I feel like this is the correct board.
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Eddie Riggs - Tue, 27 Jul 2021 22:34:02 EST Ow5k0anc No.761767 Reply
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Typically I provide an inti image of super broad strokes as you can see from the first image, and a text prompt like "realistic painting character portrait of a bearded dwarf in fantasy videogame style" or you know, some mish-mash like that.

Also if you have a decent GPU, check https://github.com/nerdyrodent
The "VQGAN+CLIP" is pretty painless to setup, and it uses anaconda, which I've meant to check out for other reasons and is pretty simple and effective actually.
Also you can stitch together your own porn for eldritch horrors.

Here's a neat experiment where someone picked 4 topics and added specific keywords and showed their impact.

Another thing, in text prompts, you can separate uh, notions, with |. So you could do "wooden bookcase | victorian | late at night | r crumb", and you can use || to add additional prompts, like "can of soda | unreal engine || big dick" and it'll do the can of soda | unreal, then it'll do "big dick" with the output of the first prompt as input, as far as I understand it.
Eddie Riggs - Tue, 27 Jul 2021 22:41:18 EST Ow5k0anc No.761769 Reply
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(final post)
At some point I had all the BG1&2 maps but I don't remember how I did it, my brief skim in ~/.steam/steam/...whatever.../Baldurs Gate/... doesn't show that they're there as images, so I probably used some tool.
Ideally I would like a giant collection of all BG, IWD, FO1, FO2, and similar art to try training on, because I feel a huge barrier to making new old-IE games is the art, but I think it's not impossible to generate a set of ie 5000 trees, and save the best 100, etc.
Maybe sprite animations would be harder to get to, but I don't really know.
Ok I'm done posting now.

Is the VR fad finally over?

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- Sat, 17 Jul 2021 04:00:12 EST 0lta+wEM No.761723
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I haven't heard anything about VR in the last few years and then games haven't really improved at all throughout their entire lifetime. Is it safe to say that the hype for VR and the systems themselves are on their last legs?
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Dr. Ivo Robotnik - Sun, 18 Jul 2021 21:53:06 EST vHFds3Hn No.761740 Reply
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>Then a lot of the other stuff is mostly lower quality or just not my cup of tea
It's a shame there was no major effort to remaster old games for VR. At best you get hacked in support with floating hands.

VR is a much smaller audience than non-VR, so AAA studios don't develop for VR or do VR-releases of old games, so people don't buy VR sets.

There ought to be some sort of effort to preserve videogame assets and source code the way film originals are preserved these days. IP holders might be more inclined to let studios to port/remaster games for new technologies, and fewer games will have been lost to time.

Most VR sets can already do that with external cameras.
Some devs have demonstrated altered-reality things with that.

There's also the issue of high-resolution, wireless sets, and being able to roam around your house. Current wifi standards don't allow for 2Kx2@90FPS.
802.11ay will, but can't penetrate walls.
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Hugh Darrow - Mon, 26 Jul 2021 17:25:56 EST ILuVMa6D No.761756 Reply
I think the main problem is that you need a really powerful pc to use them plus the headsets cost a lot of money so the overall market for them is pretty much just the wealthy so it doesn't makes much sense for developers to make games for them. A lot of games also don't lend themselves well to the format. I would love to play kingdom come deliverance in VR though.
Jarl Balgruuf - Mon, 26 Jul 2021 21:33:00 EST vHFds3Hn No.761757 Reply
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>you need a really powerful pc to use them
I was able to run most games at medium settings, 90HZ (upscaled) with a 1050TI in 2020.
VR devs generally acknowledge that you're gonna get half the performance and scale settings accordingly.
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Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

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- Thu, 08 Jul 2021 17:05:56 EST nxbxdeie No.761668
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>Okay, so what if Shantae was like, actually good?

This game is an absolute fucking masterpiece
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GLaDOS - Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:03:26 EST wE3VkebV No.761707 Reply
Not him but I would easily rank it among the likes of Symphony of the Night and even Super Metroid, it's very easily GOAT-tier for Metroidvanias

Somebody explain this

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- Thu, 15 Jul 2021 11:21:33 EST yP5zjszD No.761703
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I do not know what this guy means by rollback codes but that new Nickolodeon fight game does look sick with Danny Phantom and everyone in a fight for all smash bros type game with all their people.

can anyone explain what rollback codes are for me, though? and have you not seen that nickolodeon game yet because bruh
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GLaDOS - Thu, 15 Jul 2021 19:09:34 EST wE3VkebV No.761709 Reply
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Just watched the trailer. Am I high or does this shit actually look kind of sorta maybe good?
Glacius - Thu, 15 Jul 2021 20:33:40 EST UEMbWrvD No.761712 Reply
It actually does look fun. Im hoping for crossplay across all systems and this turns out to be a surprise hit. Time will tell but if it looks solid on release/has a community will def buy it.
Aribeth - Sat, 17 Jul 2021 12:11:25 EST kFSwV50c No.761727 Reply
it does look good.

Danny Phantom was trending over the game having him


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- Mon, 17 May 2021 01:16:41 EST hRfsG87y No.761040
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This website is finally dead to me.

It's a shame, because I've been here since 2006-2007 and have as a younger person, enjoyed that it is slower and sometimes more meticulous than the "other" video game chan.
But I've always been in denial, because in truth, this has always been an absolutely terrible fake "community".

The fact that after over a decade I still don't know any of you says quite a lot.

I'm not sad nor bitter about any of this, I've just finally come to a realization that is just an awful forum to talk about video games. This isn't a place for discussing their favorite hobbies and this isn't a place to get together to play games. It's just a place to post your opinions with nobody to really read them.

Goodbye and I hope you all manage to get yourself out of this purgatory,

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Serah Farron - Fri, 09 Jul 2021 17:23:48 EST ymin3yxc No.761680 Reply
Really? I don't recall him/her saying anything crazy and he/she definitely wasn't nearly as bad as some of these other faggots.
Lu Bu - Thu, 15 Jul 2021 05:18:08 EST uKqjv9x3 No.761702 Reply
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Yeah right, you really helped me to get an idea of this character. The indignation accumulating every time he came back to check one of his posts and saw no replies, culminating in a general address to the board complete with a sign off.
The self-importance is staggering. Bump for spectacle.

Favorite FF MC

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- Mon, 12 Jul 2021 11:31:34 EST 1tP4QQ23 No.761686
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>first ff was 7
>be teenager and love how clouds moody nature still gravity pulls tifa, aerith, and yuna if you groom her
>rent 8 to try, squall seems like a flatter version of cloud, don't pass first disc out of boredom
>play ff7 repeatedly
>ff9 comes out, straight up bought for some reason
>mc cops a feel on the heroine
Zidane is the only mc who's actually human, but he's not human
Ryu Hoshi - Mon, 12 Jul 2021 22:52:12 EST +SjdPusz No.761691 Reply
A toss up between Cecil and Squall. I partly see myself in both of them
Ryu Hoshi - Mon, 12 Jul 2021 22:58:34 EST +SjdPusz No.761692 Reply
Oh I guess I could elaborate on my FF playtimes.
>played the PSP remakes of I and II, and OG VII till the end
>remake of IV pretty much till the final stretch of the game, technically didn't beat it >started V several times and always lose interest
>started VIII but found the whole whachamacallit mechanic too jarring, you know what I'm talking about
>started XIII but was never super interested and just stopped.

My experience with VII is funny because the first time I played it I didn't really do anything for me and I dropped it soonish. A few years later I pick it up again and love it and beat it. That proved to me that there are right and wrong times for things, be that games, music, whatever. nb
Barry Burton - Tue, 13 Jul 2021 00:19:38 EST KQv+IuLf No.761693 Reply
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Cecil, no doubt.

FF IV had some pretty next level video game storytelling for the time in spite of the bad English translation. Playing as a hardened soldier committing war crimes, struggling with the ethics of his orders, getting duped into committing a massacre, going AWOL, struggling with guilt and PTSD, and fighting to redeem himself by turning against the corrupt king that raised him before pulling off a sweet character redemption arc that melds both narrative and game-play by switching your class from Dark Knight to Paladin. Fucking aces. Blew my pre-pubescent mind as a kid. Opening theme still gives me chills.


Steam Consumer-whore-Sale

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- Mon, 05 Jul 2021 18:15:20 EST jbVlCnwc No.761650
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What did you get this summer?

I got
"House of the Dying Sun"

"Splinter Cell 3 Chaos Theory"

"Project Warlock"


"the Witcher 3"
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Ulfric Stormcloak - Thu, 08 Jul 2021 19:23:23 EST lmeASA0D No.761671 Reply
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Grabbed Risk of Rain 2 and finally bought a legit PC copy of New Vegas

what was the best game of the decade?

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- Tue, 26 Nov 2019 19:03:10 EST tDEd8Ybo No.746589
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2020 is almost here. In my opinion the best game of the decade is either dark souls or undertale
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Carmen Sandiego - Sat, 03 Jul 2021 14:09:56 EST p1j7IyKN No.761637 Reply
stfu and go back to playing just cause
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Martin Septim - Sat, 03 Jul 2021 14:21:29 EST iHz1SHt1 No.761638 Reply
>I was mostly into fighting games
>here comes a completely worthless opinion

Phoenix Wright

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- Sun, 20 Jun 2021 17:31:11 EST TFUNHkFI No.761508
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The DS version of the first game is almost spoilage... The extra case doubles the game length and makes it pointless to play any other game in the series. It really is the best one. Soul Links or w/e were a cool concept for mixing up the more VN elements but also sort of detract from the atmosphere. Neat idea. But you can really just play the first game's DS up-port and not touch anything else in this series.
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Spyro the Dragon - Tue, 22 Jun 2021 09:43:00 EST ZRYh0qUr No.761519 Reply
I really don't get that perspective. If you enjoy the gameplay structure, all of the entries are 100% worth playing as there's nothing else that even comes close in the industry. The feeling of nailing the suspects on a contradiction and the music kicks in never loses the sweetness. I'd agree that the first is arguably the best though because cases 4 and 5 and some of the best in the series, but it's also the roughest around the edges so I wouldn't sell the other entries short either. The latest (AA6 Spirit of Justice) was actually a very high point in the series as well IMO. Beyond stoked for Great Ace Attorney, to me having more AA cases to solve is like Christmas. If you finish the first game and think "eh, I've had enough" I'd question how much you really enjoyed it in the first place honestly.
Mileena - Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:48:45 EST +SjdPusz No.761663 Reply
This thread made me try one of the GBA translations. Ace Attorney was one of those series I wanted to try at some point, so I finally did it.

I like it, but I think I'm too dumb for this. Every now and then I get stumped on some detail and I feel like I'm just presenting everything and scumloading until it works.

I do better in games when you just press the space bar to slice goblins. Good series though, I can see why it has the reputation
Smithy - Wed, 07 Jul 2021 19:28:40 EST Gqd8v1Ot No.761664 Reply
I enjoyed PW 1-3 but there are more than a few instances where you'll end up resetting a second after you make a decision.

19/20 times it does make sense though, so getting stuck on adventure game logic now and then shouldn't be too dissuading.

Modded PS2s

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- Mon, 05 Jul 2021 19:54:54 EST N3rtnjeM No.761654
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I've unpacked a storage unit so I now posses a mostly unplayed library of PS2 games, but a broken PS2. Now I was wondering is there a trustworthy place to just buy modded PS2s? Especially with a quiet fan (the fan being noisy was more of a bugbear to me than loading times). But if I do get one with a HD mod I could just make ISOs with the games I already have and not do any risky and lengthy downloads, right?
Darth Malak - Mon, 05 Jul 2021 20:08:37 EST N3rtnjeM No.761655 Reply
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Also I have a RGB compatible tv (and the cable to the PS2), so I don't really need to get an HDMI converter, right? Like there's not going to be any gainz from getting a HDMI converter, no?
Samus Aran - Tue, 06 Jul 2021 00:33:18 EST vHFds3Hn No.761656 Reply
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There is nothing to be gained by using an HDMI converter.

Ideally you'd play on the same shitty CRTs that were around in the late 90s/early aughts when the games were made.
Sharper graphics will make the low res, low poly stuff stand out more without really good filters.
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PS2 Games worth playing

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- Mon, 05 Oct 2020 14:10:47 EST XzkIDD/C No.756748
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Hey I just got a PS2 Emulator and have been playing "Castlevania: Curse Of Darkness" because it was the highest rated on on vimms lair for some reason. It's pretty fun actually.

Any PS2 recommendations?
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Big Boss - Thu, 10 Jun 2021 13:46:49 EST TFUNHkFI No.761347 Reply
MGS2 still holdin up. Especially good if you played it once years back so you can recollect how the pieces fit together as you go.
King Dedede - Mon, 05 Jul 2021 02:30:45 EST TFUNHkFI No.761643 Reply
addendum to this post: big shell really does suck but the tanker chapter's solid and replayable and VR missions rule

byuu/Near of bsnes/Higan has died

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- Mon, 28 Jun 2021 00:54:54 EST 2EjA55j5 No.761591
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The woke Internet is already trying to turn his death into "toxic male gamer culture killed Near." That is lies, that is horseshit. Do not believe this narrative that's being spun. These people didn't know Dave, they didn't know him in real life, they just pushed him to create whatever version of themselves that they wanted. This is someone who had a horrible childhood, who grew into an adult that just desperately wanted to fit in. And this group led him to mental illness and ruin.

Make no mistake, at the end of his life, byuu/Near had some extreme BME guy help castrate him and was engaged in buying black market hormones. He was not living in a healthy situation and the people online who encouraged him to engage in this, along with cub furry porn, did not give him aid in his mental health. They actively discouraged him from seeking therapy and real treatment, and instead deepened and played into his agoraphobia.

This is not just about KiwiFarms. This is about someone who shoved away everyone he knew IRL including his husband so that he could be “accepted” by his Twitter friends who encouraged him to make bad choices.

And it’s so fucked up, so fucked up that the woke Internet is immediately trying to parade this as “toxic male gaming culture killed Near.” It is fucking sick. Because none of these people really knew about his childhood. They didn’t know his real name. They didn’t even know who to call that he knew in real life when this started on Twitter. But yeah, they’re his “real family.” Fuck off with that nonsense. This was someone who spent their childhood getting preyed upon, only to spend their adulthood getting preyed upon. “Take this, inject this, go for it start playing doctor on yourself.” Absolutely horrible.

Rest in peace byuu. You're so missed, and I'm so sorry.
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E3 2021 General

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- Fri, 11 Jun 2021 21:38:28 EST KQv+IuLf No.761361
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Captain Commando - Sun, 27 Jun 2021 11:04:10 EST lmeASA0D No.761584 Reply
Damn I've never seen a message from C-higgy so fuckin aggressive, ban or otherwise lmao
Caius Cosades - Sun, 27 Jun 2021 16:41:50 EST CGe4Xl2x No.761586 Reply
Lol. C-higgy is just feeling bamboozled because the annual shitty and fake game advertisment show was shitty and fake.

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