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Elden Ring DLC

elden ring is getting a DlC, what are your hope for it? for me, I just want a HUGE map
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How to make my character broken

I recently started playing Dark Souls 4 [Elden Ring] The problem is that I haven't played something like this in a while, is there a farming area where I can get enough points?
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Games you're currently playing

Thread for discussing games you're currently playing.

>What games are you playing?

>What games have you recently purchased?

Previous thread:
>>57966
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Undertale/Deltarune thread

do you like these games wizards?

I recently played both games, very good brothers
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Free, low-spec PC games

The best pаge on the Wizchan Wiki was the list of frеe gаmes, ոеarly all of which were low-spec and could be easily downloаdеd without bloаtwarе softwarе mаոagеrs such as Stеam. I'd likе to rеbuild a list of gаmеs that meеt the critеriа of freе, with a suggеsted focus on gаmеs which arе cаpablе of ruոning on that old IBM Thinkcenter in the closеt.
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Post in this thread when you finished a game.

Previous thread >>53822

Thread for games you managed to finish and your thoughts on it.
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Videogame Ideas Concepts etc

ITT: Post your videogame ideas that will never get made. or just vague things you wished existed or was different in VideoGames.
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Game Recommendation

In this thread, ask other wizards for game recommendations.

I'm starting a new thread to look for wizards who played lots of city building games. I'm looking to get immersed in one of those games and I mean I want to completely forget this world exists. I don't have a preference for theme, though I would prefer not to play anything medieval. However if you played ton of these games and the one you think it's the best happens to be medieval themed I don't mind, let me know. Thanks in advance.
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dragon's dogma 2

have you played dd2 yet? 4chad's /v/'s saying it's shit and unfinished, is it true? I played the first dd and I found it confusing
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Counter Strike 1.6 for wizzies

I really love this game, is a part of my childhood and m wondering if we can start a server on and play together.
What you wizards think.
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New games coming out

What are some games to look forward to for some hopefuel?
I like watching these new MMO videos because it gives me hope we are closer to someone making a good new one.
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Slayers Online

French wizs might have heard of this.

Despite the english name, Slayers Online (SO) is a french-speaking amateur MMO that was created in 2002 by a certain "frostfall" using RPG Maker 2K assets.

It was the poor man's WoW for kids with slow internet or parents who didn't want to pay a sub.
Yes, the MMO was entirely free. NOT freemium, free. You couldn't interact financially with the game even with donations. Obviously because it ripped many assets from RM2K or other games like FF1-6.

The gameplay itself sucked. You had one key to attack, one key to defend, 3 classes that were not balanced at all, and thats about it.

But we liked it because it was an era when online games weren't as ubiquitous as they are now. They were mostly for introverted kids like me who didn't partake in IRL activities.

At its peak (2007-2008 id say) the server averaged 400 online players.

The game admins gave you the possibility to make your own skin (RM2K style). Doing one takes some training but it was accessible. At some point, "skinneurs" as we called them had the possibility to sell access to their skin. This led to the game economy being ruined as the richest people in the game were making too much gold.
I myself created skins and was shocked by how much gold normalfags were willing to put into them, but I didn't complain and exploited this lol.

I also learned HTML4 at 13 just to make a cool description for my character. Didn't have any programming knowledge before that.

The game slowly died out as f2p online games became mainstream, but also because it was hacked so much times as the game's infosec also stayed in the 2000s era (passwords hashed with MD5 etc).

However it will always have a special place in my heart.

One funny anecdote: In september 2007 frostfall and another admin had a falling out and fought IRL. In reaction the admin replaced all skins in the game with a penis that attacks by ejaculating. That was fun.

Any frenchwiz here who played it?
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Horror thread

Any horror games recommendations for playing while i rot on the morning before going to wageslave in my shitty job
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Pre-rendered backgrounds

Pre-rendered backgrounds with 3D assets should've remained until at least the 2010s for certain genres. I'm pretty sure much of the love for the golden age of Final Fantasy (VII- IX) and the early Resident Evil games is due to the highly detailed nature of pre-rendered graphics. The worlds depicted felt more alive and lived in, meaning kids could imagine themselves in it more easily.

It's just a factor that nobody really picks up on when discussing these games. I remember my Grandma watching me play through the Winhill sequence in Final Fantasy VIII and going on about how beautiful the village looked. I don't think you could've had anything comparable in detail in full 3D for at least fifteen years, and not anything as consistently pretty over the course of a full game until around today.

Final Fantasy X was sort of a graphical step down in a sense of so much being plain, flat and ugly. So much so that when you step into a pre-rendered background house, you're taken back by how detailed that is compared to the ugly flatness of the outside.
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Japanese games are superior

Almost every single game that I played in 2023 was a game made in Japan. Mainly JRPGs. Now I can't barely play western games, which I found dull and ugly.

when Japan became the best game developer?
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Morrowind/OpenMW Modding

People are doing some crazy things with OpenMW, there is a huge Star Wars total conversion mod for OpenMW called Starwind for example. Basically a complete game.

I've only just played a bit of Starwind so far, but been in more of a fantasy mood so I've been exploring Tamriel Rebuilt.

There is also home of the Nords which adds a part of Skyrim, and there is another mod that so far adds an island of the coast of Cyrodiil called Province Cyrodiil.
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constructive pc games

these are some of the only games i can bear to play after a dew decades of video games:

factorio
dwarf fortress
cities skyline
rimworld
sim city 4 (with the network addon mod!)
airline tycoon
pizza connection
theme hospital
anno 1602

they related in genre in the sense that they are building something up: management, city builder, colony sim.

i waited to play dwarf fortress until the premium edition on steam came out with the graphics and so far i very much like it. only recently got into it. it is a lot of fun to play because the z-levels. it feels like being in a sky scraper where there is just infinite floors to build on. it's not really a sky scraper but instead it is a mountain but the dwarfs are so crafty, they make a mountain a nice home. great game. takes a bit to get the hang of but the degree of freedom is really nice, i would think wizards would like it, some probably already do.
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Visual Novels Thread

Which visual novels have you enjoyed lately, wizzies? For me, I'd say my top VN's were Yume Miru Kusuri (only got one ending, am planning on picking it back up in the future) as well as "Our Lost World Beneath the Skies". I'm still looking for that VN that I can give a 10 on in Vndb, which I'm going to reserve for just one.
What qualities do you look for in a VN? I look for depth, music, and variety, and I don't like sex scenes (for YMK I would just skip past).
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RE4 REMAKE

LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Share any observations, positive or negative. Installing the game as we speak
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Linux Gaming

What games do you play on your box, wizzies?

Starting out with a classic, Minecraft works flawlessly. Really enjoy it on my machine, especially since I can afford more generous RAM allocation.
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I miss Habbo Hotel.

I scammed a lot of people on here for furni. Made a lot of scamming friends. Made just regular friends. Played with my sister and she would steal some of my furni by logging into my account.

I would sink probably 100's of dollars into this game if they brought back old habbo.

Fun times. Sulake (the company that owns it) ruined it though by trying to make it kid friendly and removing all the fun aspects of it. I miss when games were actually fun to play.
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Video Game Music

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i started to use a mic while playing vidya for the first time ever. usually the encounters are good or i just have people calling my voice retarded but i dont know how to deal with genuine irrational hostility.
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Should I get into playing an MMO RPG?

I sometimes watch an anime or read a manga about MMO video games of some sort and it has made me interested in the concept. Obviously as NEETs we should have advantages that other players wouldn't have that come from being able to spend a lot of time playing. I've never really played any multiplayer games, and when I did, I never interacted with anyone in them, just playing them like single player games. I wonder if MMOs could be a decent substitute for actual human interaction and companionship. Does anyone have any experience with these? What do you think about them? Worth playing for a wizard?
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listening to videos while gaming

hello fellow wizards, i was wondering if you knew some good wizard related audios to listen for long session gaming that doesn't require your full attention like grinding for example.
any recommendation is welcome.
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Looking for a game that I'm not sure exists

Has there ever been a game with a similar game format to Middle Earth Shadow of War? Specifically the elements I want are: 1) collecting like pokemon. You need to be able to find rare and valuable ones by playing the game and 2)you use the characters you collect to fight for you in non-turn-based combat.

The thing where you can collect orcs and get them to fight for you and against each other in the arena was really novel and good gameplay for me. I want more but with even more variations to collect, something like pokemon but with melee combat also where you can control your character. Does anything like this exist? I asked chat GPT but it didn't give me any leads except for maybe mount and blade 2 bannerlord which I'm not sure how that works or if it's what I'm looking for. I think I remember shadow of mordor/war winning awards/acclaim back when they came out, so did anyone ever clone this format of game?
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Turtle WoW private server

Does anyone want to play a world of warcraft private server with other wizards? I'm playing turtle wow with another wizard from here starting a few days ago, it would be fun if a couple more wiz are interested in wasting some time
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It will be glorious when Rockstar announces that GTA 6 is getting a PS4/Xbox One release.
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java games suggestion thread

any other actually good java games besides "Nowhere" (on the pic)?

>Suggest the java game with .jar file attached

>tell your story and impressions on the particular game
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What games define you? What are the games that left an impact on you, that you'll never forget? It honestly didn't take me long to figure it out for myself. An honorable mention and 10th would be MGSV for me as well.
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More vidya like this ?

I know i am being vague, Basically stuff that Can run on an old PC and Can give me lots of hours of Playtime:
Fallout New Vegas
Morrowind
Project Zomboid
Factorio
Rimworld
Stardew Valley
Hollow Knight
Hearts of Iron IV
Darkest Dungeon
Don't Starve
Noita
Paradox Interactive games (dépending on The year which they Were made in)
X-COM UFO Defense
HoMM3
UnReal World
Earth Defense Force
Risk of Rain
Terraria
Tales of Maj'Eya
Daggerfall unity
Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead
Starsector
Noita
Caves of Qud
Basically
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I want to play pirated games but don't want to infect my computer with virus.
So I am thinking of dual Booting windows
So that I can run games on one partion and use another partition for serious work
In case if the gaming partition get infected with malware I can simply reset that partition.
Will this work correctly??
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Fire Emblem thread

Anybody play Fire Emblem? What are your thoughts about Fire Emblem Engage? Personally, i'm excited for it. We haven't really got a fire emblem game before that looks this colourful, and the entire premise just seems like it could be stupid fun even if the stories bad. It also seems like they're returning to more traditional gameplay ie bringing back the weapon triangle/a jaigen character and the maps looks like they could possibly have much tighter design than three houses. But who knows. Honestly who cares if the game ends up being bad, i'll probably still get some enjoyment out of it and we know that a genealogy remake is coming because of the leaks so it's not like the series is dead if this game sucks.

Also, what are your favourite FE games? Personally, my top 5 would be Radiant Dawn > Conquest > Genealogy > Path of Radiance > Three houses.
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want to play pirated games but don't want to get any malware
what to do?‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎
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meta thread

Why vidya community in general is full of nostalgiafags, tryhards and elitists?
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Euro Truck Simulator 2

I'm really enjoying playing Euro Truck Sim 2 right now. I'm having a better time now than when I first played it years ago. I really like the concept of the game but never really cared for driving around Germany and England. I find the general atmosphere, especially of Germany, to be depressing and gloomy for the most part. Driving around gray Hamburg under a gray sky or damp London was never my idea of fun, so even though I like the game, it lacked an environment I like. The DLCs really did it for me though, especially Iberia and Italy. I just completed driving through the entire Iberian Peninsula's coastline, starting from Bordeaux, Bayonne and going West all the way to A Coruña then south to Faro, Algeciras, Malaga, Murcia up to Montpellier. Wonderful experience and having put around 100h years ago and 20 hours now, this route is by far the best this game has to offer imo (probably, I still have to drive around Italy and France some more, but I don't think it will be as fun as Iberia, though those two countries are fun to drive around as well). I still have to drive around Eastern Europe but I'm not holding my breath for that region. Drove around Scandinavia a bit and it's fine.

One thing that bothers me a little is that the DLCs don't have as much polish as the original map. There's less attention to detail and I get the feeling parts of it are rushed and made for completion's sake more than trying to capture the right atmosphere/architecture, though none of the places I visited so far I would call it bad but they lack some of the enthusiasm you can notice in the original map.

I’ll make a dedicated thread for it since I’m also planning to post about American Truck Simulator soon which is basically the same thing. Also lots of pictures.
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sound novel games

let's talk about sound novel games. have you ever played one of them? most of them didn't come out of japan/overseas so the best you can do is to watch video of it on yt but it's in japanese. not enough translation. I like sound novel games they're comfy with element of horror
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I might genuinely be autistic and I'm not even joking… though the thing is, a part of me feels perfectly fine with it. I mean, does anyone else here do this? I've never finished a single Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Pokémon… and that's just for the major Nintendo IPs, if I go for other major ones, I've never finished a single Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, Tomb Raider, Metal Gear, Elder Scrolls, Mega Man, Castlevania… and then there are also so many licensed IPs that are successful in video games aswell, I haven't played many in the last few years either… and whenever I try, I just drop it after a while, they're not much fun to me. I essentially have these dozen franchises I grew up playing and loving so much, and nowadays I either replay the ones I grew up with, or go after new installments from those very franchises that I hadn't really played before, over and over again…

>Is this a sign of undiagnosed autism or ADHD?

>Have you ever gone though something similar?
I've attempted to get started on some of these major franchises before, those lists with the so called top video games of all time, the ones you have to play, the ones no one in this hobby should miss out on at all… and yet I never get truly immersed in it and often drop it in favor of playing yet another installment from a favorite franchise of mine… is it because I didn't grow up with them? I suppose so, perhaps if I did then they'd be among these franchises I always go back to, though there's no way to be sure… still, it's cozy in a way, the familiarity, and discovering a new favorite among an old franchise you know and love, though at times it feels like I'm genuinely missing out, at least from what is written everywhere online, but whenever I try to break away and try these interesting IPs people acclaim, it just doesn't do it for me, a part of me wishes it did… but that's fine.
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games you used to like, but don't anymore

are there any games you used to like, and you replayed them and realized they were bad?

shin megami tensei strange journey was in my top 5 games of all time list back in 2012 to 2018.
i replayed it this year and it's so much easier and braindead than i remembered, i think i became more skilled at turn-based games and at exploring maps and conserving MP, and this game just offers no difficulty whatsoever for me now and i steamrolled through all fights. i remember when i first played the game, horkos was so difficult that i died to him 8 times in a row. when replaying i killed him in like 5 turns. it is a simplistic game for babies. play wizardry 8 if you want a hard turn based experience.

or how about dead rising? this is another game that i considered infallible art, i bought an xbox just to play this game back in the day. when replaying its HD rerelease on PS4, all of the psychopaths are way less interesting than i remember them being, the dialogue isn't even cheezy or fun, it's just melodramatic. dead rising 2 is superior in just about every single way with much more effort put into balance and content quality and quantity. and the funny thing is, i didn't even like dead rising 2 at launch. it makes me feel like i've evolved as a person.

maybe i will add more later as i think more on this subject.

let me know if this has happened to you.
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Grand Strategy

Chose a random nation, Bosnia. Got a gold province, Kosovo. Going to conquer Venice soon.
Just pulled off the slickest move on my entrance into Italy. The Papal States had a peasants war, so rebels ended up beginning sieges in all 3 of their forts and each time I took over when they were about to fall. A good player can fight tough wars, a great player can create easy wars.
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Video Game Music

last thread >>38161

I'm using this as background noise for the past week.
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Free Game Deals

This is a thread for sharing free game deals you find on the Internet.

Currently Control is free on the epic games store.
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has there ever been a bigger lost media find than dinosaur planet? I remember looking up videos about this mysterious lost game when i was 12. I never thought i'd see it be found.
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Shoive The PS5 Up Your A-hole Xmas Edition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl8wbL9PUis

Playing some NFS Most Wanted on a PS2 Slim, after doing the whole save file thingy, both on here and Underground 2.

You just don´t finish the game, you keep playing it.

This is a 100% save file + all junkman parts collected + challenge series in their respective order.

The career police have retained their full force, due to the fact that, i havenn´t been busted "yet" ( i do soft resets ) Otherwise, the difficulty will go down. The same applies to NFS Carbon, since i have tested it.

Well, making good use of this solid CRT, the thread pretty much.
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Does any magician play/have played victory 2?

It's the only game that really got me addicted haha (with mods), on Sundays I would wake up and play 2 full games and fall asleep, only going out to eat and shower (sometimes)
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Monster Hunter

do any wizards play monster hunter?
im playing monster hunter rise:sunbreak right now
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Wiz City - Loli Golf pre-2006

Albatross 18 / PangYa - anyone remember this?

This Korean game began in 2004 and had several seasons. Got a Wii adaptation in 2006 called "Swing Golf PangYa" ported in English as "Super Swing Golf".

in 2011 they had an expansion called Wiz City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caogK7f8Djw

which is about when it got a Steam group https://steamcommunity.com/groups/albatross18

I remember running this back on my Vista PC, it was just a nice zen waifu fest. I want something like this again. Not a golf fan but it made me want to try.

Not sure when this game fell apart, maybe 2012ish? I'll admit not to playing it in it's end stages since my PC was having probs gaming and I'd switched to anime.

I'm wondering if finding the ROMs for Wii emulatorwould be the closest I'd get to playing the original PC game again. I'm just curious how it felt, I don't remember clearly.
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Spectating instead of playing games

I only got back into gaming recently, and while there are some simple games I do enjoy playing, there are other more complex games, that I just enjoy watching guides and gameplay of rather than playing myself.

Lately I've been watching cinematic battles from WH3. And while I'm a big history buff and not into fantasy. I can see now why Total War has moved in a more fantasy direction. Men in identical uniforms shooting spears, muskets or tanks at each other, just doesn't compared to dinosaurs battling magic mummies.

Its just so cinematic. Like a whole fantasy series of novels, shows, films lead up to this climactic epic battle. But its all climax no plot needed.

So let's talk about consuming rather than playing gameplay.
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Were old games better?

I think there is just something “magical” about old games, like someone’s great ideas put in to the limitations of a early 2000s game engine that was handcrafted by a passionate nerd. I think limitations and those unique oversights/bugs were really what spawned great games.

These days it’s just like every single game is extremely high fidelity. We have more than enough resources to throw at anything now, there are almost no limitations, things are homogenized, most everything is running in Unreal or Unity engine.

It feels almost like the frontier of gaming is over, all that’s left is businessmen producing calculated slop over and over again, sequels on sequels. Devs these days aren’t building their dreams, they’re just building a paycheck.

What do you think? Was old really better or is it nostalgia
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Must play vidya

Zoomer here, I've got a lot of time to kill, I wanted to ask any wizzies here what would be some must play games for me to try out on any console excluding ps5 exclusives. I've started playing some ps2 games such as drakengard and Persona 3, I got really tired of all the dark souls I played. Preferably give me a lot of japanese made games, although that isnt mandatory. Thank you!
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>build cheap PC to play the same old games i've been playing since i was 13
>PC died
>score a free new one from dad's friend who for some reason wanted to give me his high end PC for free
>rated as UFO on PC benchmark
>download tf2, l4d2, gmod, and a few other unnoteworthy, 10+ year old games
>Realize i can play any modern game at high settings
>wow, MK1.
>but its shit.
>doesn't look fun at all, looks even worse than the last
>in fact. all games look like shit
>load up gmod.
>yep. thats gmod.
>play for 12 mins.
>bored.

I've even thought of stooping to trying out anime games. Why is gaming so dead, bros? Everything is just chasing the shadow of the original IPs of the 2000s (halo, cod, gears, far cry) minus the soul, community and meta that made them good. Modern gaming is a sterile, soulless, monetized no-funfest.

How much longer can i play the same games? Where is the hope?
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>buy $80 NZ PC from a pawn shop that was made in the late 00s
>Buy a PS4 with controllers and games for $250 NZ from an old flatmate
>Get a gorrilion games on the playstation plus subscription to the point where I'm enjoying a decent $40 title once a month
>Pirate old games on emulator on my piece of shit linux machine

Can anyone tell me why you need to bother with proper PC gaming? Between these two cheap options, I have 80% of gaming covered. I look at what's required to get a better computer and it's literally either wasting $500-700 on a 7 year out of date lurkan machine being peddled by electronics stores, or it's going full force and wasting $2000+ on parts like GPUs, new CPUs, etc. You can't really get a good GPU for less than $400 at the moment, that's more than I spent on my current set up. People just seem unwilling to sell old gaming computers like they do old consoles.

I keep on being told online that I'm just a fucking idiot and that I don't get PC gaming, and it's cheaper than console gaming if I actually do it properly. But where are these cheap computers being sold?
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Interesting video game videos

I'm looking for Youtube channels or just single videos which provide detailed analysis about the story/gameplay/game design/whatever of video games or just interesting theories, facts and other stuff like that. I don't really know how to explain it any better so I'm just gonna link a few examples.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp4-9G47uF0 (Oblivion analysis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X2tiINl-X8 (Nier Automata analysis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEj5FsBXFuM (Mass Effect indoctrination theory (there are three parts I believe))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk8tsK-FIdE (Pokemon Yellow glitch series)

I also like this guys game design videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmY2tPu6TZMqHHNPj2QPwUQ

or pannenkoek2012's SM64 videos.

I just realized I'm being kinda vague here, I'm bascially searching for informative game videos. Any game goes.
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Things you've learnt from games.

This might sound strange -or probably not- but has anyone acquired lucrative knowledge from video games? If so, please kindly share it, whatever it is.
I'll start.

I was playing a rpgm game which was tackling a narrative of an existence shimmering between awareness and non-awareness, where the overall antagonist together with a surprising other character –an ally, at that– were in a plot to reduce the world of awareness into a barren 'non-awareness' and what consequences would occur thereafter.
The game's journey towards the inevitable clash against the non-aware perpetrators alongside its thwart-evil conclusion were typical and yet I couldn't relent from thinking about the dualism it was tackling until it hit me what a perfect descriptor it is for a lot of problems, common and difficult alike.

In my understanding, a problem is always interpretable in two facets: problems brought by problematization which are caused without being any the wiser or 'aware' of causes to infelicity and problems that are unavoidable through one thing or another. Now, I'd like to think that the dividing line between these two is easy to draw but I'm sure argumentation is anticipatable so I won't elaborate on that further.
What interests me here are problems as a result of problematization.

I'll take something like social media addiction as an example.
It often is the case that a person addicted to social media has an obvious realization of this and yet cannot help but continue to tolerate it. Occasionally, he or she will take breaks propelled into action by external circumstances, not least of which are other people inclining them to do so, but will desist shortly after even if said external measures are still present. They simply cannot help but come back to it, no matter what.

Why is this? well, it's an addiction for a reason right? If just 'stop doing it' was enough, the label 'addiction' wouldn't be warranted. Similarly, culling the ignorance of the harmful 'consequences' and emphasizing them again and again are equally ineffective if not entirely meaningless as they do nothing to sway the person in question from avoiding social media.
Ignorance is not the issue, it never is and never was just like a guy who cranks it 5-10 times a day knows he's going overboard, so too does someone who spends 20 hours on 4chan, to give an example.

What's going on then? The game's narration construct has an answer to this: These people with problematized resultant problems are outside of 'awareness' and will therefore never understand the crux of their issue in the true sense, no matter what happens, and are left to suffer with them forever.

It tells us that when we're told something or taught something, we're usually allegorically moved positively along the X-axis in a Cartesian plane and are, therefore, progressing with contents that are technically already intuitively familiar to us in the most subtle of ways; Our precept as a species puts us in a domain of an existent 'awareness' such that everything derived from within it is as transferable as the ease of putting 1 and 1 together. That the transferability may sometimes take weeks, months or even years does not detract the ease with which it happens or that it happens at all–Yes, that last point is important, that 'awareness' can at all enable an assured progression in whatever is within its realm.

Consider the case of something like the 'easy peasy method' for people suffering from porn addiction. Why was it [and in most cases, still] lauded as being worthwhile? It's because it dangles this idea of awareness and non-awareness perfectly, suggesting that we simply initially lack the sight, the awareness, as needed to realize we aren't dealing with anything major; something that is so easily dismissible but not recognized as so.
Going on and on and on about why porn is uncontrollable and why it's too 'overpowering' instantly was shattered at the onset of this notion.

This game truly made me realize the permanent parallelization between being aware and non-aware and how ignorance should never once be used as a synonym for the former. It really shouldn't.

Anyway, that's my story. What about you wizzies? Anything like how Touhou taught you about sacred geometry?
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2013 is the year gaming in the west died. The shitty business practices of lootcrates and paywalls became common place, low effort quirky indie games became popular. And the government/whatever boogieman you fear, finally after nearly 3 decades of constant shitting on and denouncing of video games realized that they can shill propaganda through this medium of entertainment. Every game since has been infected by this, vidya became fully mainstream. You can argue that it became mainstream much earlier but 2013 is when it began to come full circle. Whats even worse is they are pressuring the east to conform to western standards. We have seen the glory days of vidya for sure. Its only more downhill from here.
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Wizardry

An awesome game with a relevant title. If you haven't played it you should, it's like Shin Megami Tensei.
R: 15 / I: 5

Sports Games

Any wizards like sports games? Madden 22 just dropped last week. I'm playing as the Buccs with my boy Brady.
R: 6 / I: 0

Twitch thread #2

I know its not the real second thread but its the 2nd on the catalog so whatever

Gonna stream doom 2016 2 hours from now on, gmt +3 21:00. already finished it on normal difficulty earlier, gonna attempt on nightmare now

https://www.twitch.tv/bozdogan123
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Nintendo Switch

Discuss the Nintendo Switch and its games here. Feel free to share friend codes with other wizzies.
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Sonic thread: Project '06

I've been following how–probably solely because of Project '06–The Sonic '06 game has had a comeback recently. Like there are people who are genuinely saying that it's good.

Anyways, what do you think of Sonic?
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PS3 hair dryer trick

How do you do the PS3 hair dryer trick? I have the yellow light of death.
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Games you're currently playing

Thread for discussing games you're currently playing.

>What games are you playing?

>What games have you recently purchased?

Previous thread: https://archive.ph/kXUl0
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Which Pokemon game is superior and why, Yellow or Crystal?
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Minecraft Server

does anyone have the save of the old wizchan/lizchan minecraft server world? from around 2018 or so, I think
I know the server owner was around for a bit, he might have it
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Final Fantasy

what is the best FF game for someone who never played a FF game of his life?
To my perspective of an unplayer, I would say the story is meh, the combat are too boring and the worldbuilding is average. the objects/magic are average,etc…yadayada
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Vroom Vroom Racing and Driving Game Thread

I'm not legally allowed to drive in meatspace but I enjoy driving and crashing in computer games and I hope other wizards do to. People (plebeians) think racing vidya is all the same but that couldn't be further from any of the truths. There are combat racing games, racing simulators, arcade racers, rhythm racers, driving simulators, driving racers, kart-likes, and some other kinds even maybe. If you played any recently or want to play some soon then let us know in this thread or the next one if this one has over 300 posts.
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It still upsets me that there will never be a third one. I'll never get over it.
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Specific Specific question for Zelda OOT

Halp me wizzies, this is driving me INSANE:

There's a reservoir of water splitting off from the Zora's domain route in OOT. Navi then focuses on part of the water suggesting the player can get something. I've tried all the songs, tried bombs, tried everything I can think of. What's up with this tiny lake?
R: 8 / I: 1

Minecraft

Does anybody want to play Minecraft?
You can make a free server with Oracle cloud's free tier, but i already blew my account on a server for my little brother and his classmates.
Picrel is my 2020 singleplayer world
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$1 vidya

Are there any video games I can buy at my local Gamestop for $1.60 or less with my debit card? Like a handheld Neopet or someshit?
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“Skill-based matchmaking”

I've been trying new genres of games and as a lower skilled player the only thing that allows me to try these games in multiplayer is SBMM. I've tried games in the same genre without it, and the difference of what my true level is is palpable. I've been reading forum threads to see what the normies think about it. And one thing I've learned is that the type of gamers who post on forums, are usually not your typical average gamer, but more hardcore just to care enough to post. So often their complaints might be the opposite for a casual noob like me, and actually be to my benefit.

Its just an interesting exercise in hypocrisy and the golden rule with the SBMM bitching. They don't like being hunted by the sharks, but complain that they can't have a "casual relaxing" game of hunting guppies. Theres no self-awareness of staring into the mirror, of what a hell being around people like themselves is.

I used to have this fantasy of all the Nietzschean ubermen, will to power, will to dominate types being sent to their own Mad Max island where they can dominate each other. Wolves eating wolves. But it seems its not every fun to be on a diet of wolfmeat, they need some nonconsenting sheep too. I've seen some proposals for a more voluntary SBMM. But the self-aware among them, admit that most casuals would choose it, and so they'd still be in the same box. Basically they want casuals to be forced to play with them.

It just fascinating to see in the gaming world, how ubermen feel about being sent to my Mad Max island where wolves can only eat other wolves.

https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgq5w8/why-players-blame-skill-based-matchmaking-for-losing-in-call-of-duty

https://www.denofgeek.com/games/call-of-duty-skill-based-matchmaking-sbmm-controversy-explained/
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Largest spheroidal map

What is the largest spherical (or oblately spheroidal) open world map ever designed for a video game?

The other day I was thinking, "what if there was a Grand Theft Auto game set on a spheroid with fictionalized versions of at least one real major city from every continent?"

Has there ever been a map that could be fully explored on foot, maybe something along the lines of: GTAV's flat map, or maybe even more like on the scale of World War II Online's map, but with no invisible walls or any artificial method that prevents players from crossing a certain boundary that would reveal the flatness of the virtual world?

I was also thinking something like No Man's Sky but wasn't procedurally generated, had more than just one biome, was set in the present, had Earth fauna and flora, had thousands of NPCs, and cities based off of real-world cities.

The map would have to be a lot smaller than real Earth, of course. Perhaps a spheroidal map the size of Ceres? Or smaller. No wait. Not Ceres. Maybe the asteroid 8 Flora. Might be just perfect for the GTAV map.

Has there ever been a spherical open world game set inside a space station on the scale of something like the Death Star that could be fully explored inside and out?

Or an oblately spheroidal open world set inside of a hollowed-out asteroid?

Or for that matter: how hard would it be to just take the flat map from GTAV and paste it onto a globe?

I'd love to play a GTAV-like game in which the map isn't flat and has multiple biomes (e.g. jungles, tundras, taigas, steppes, dunes, permafrost locations like McMurdo station, etc.) and fictionalized versions of real major cities from all over the planet and not just Miami, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Las Vegas.

Is there such an open world game?
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Dark/Weird Games

Not jumpscare horror, but actually well-written dark or weird games. What are some you like?
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will this game be trash like BF5

does anyone think that this game is going to be a garbage fire like battle field 5
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2000s Bioware made the best RPGs in the history of the genre. No, they're not crunchy. No, they're not infinitely replayable. But they were memorable, meaningful, evocative, and fun.
R: 7 / I: 1

MAFIA 4

Do you think it will be good or a ruin like 3?

The setting will most likely be 1920s - 1930s, and the story will follow Sallieri's life. I really hope that will be the setting, mafia 3 was set too far in the future.
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GameCube or no.

I have been debating if I should get a GameCube or not. I have seen a few good gems on the system but a friend of mine told me not to bother because it's extremely expensive to get the system and some games he said. Is that true or not.
R: 2 / I: 0

Dragon's Dogma II

A new dragon's dogma will be released, what are you thoughts on it? expectations? fears?
For what I saw in the trailer, they wantes to make everything works so it will be super fluid but alas, the graphics don't catch up. (maybe with DD III or in a new generation).
I already played DD I but didn't like it. I hope the second one will be enjoyable
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the best game in the world

I want to share one of the best games I've ever played in my life, not only because of its aesthetics, but also because of its playability and the great content it offers, not only that, apart from being very accessible despite having low graphics (not to say shit) Runescape old school is one of those games that are little known, this game contains millions of stories, of Venezuelans earning a living to be able to eat selling runescape gold, from people who repeat the same action for 3 months in a row to be able to get 99 in a skill, and even people who pay in-game money so they can have a girlfriend. Runescape is huge and you don't stop finding new things every day, it's full of content and besides it's FREE… Up to a certain point since you can buy a membership and play the game 100%, since the free game is limited to certain things and certain sectors, but don't worry you can farm money from the game and buy a bond, which gives you 14 days of free membership, and if you know how to take advantage of them you will never have to spend real money to buy the membership. It's crazy what this game can be and I invite you to play it for free on steam, android, and iso. I don't know what my fellow virgins expect to be able to play this fantastic game
R: 7 / I: 1

mobile gaming

You might not like it, but peak wizardry is to play on your mobile phone on the train.
What games do you play on your portable telephone
Bonus points if you don't got any phone
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LoL or other MOBAs

Wizzies who play or played a lot of MOBAs I summon.

In my gaming career I always kind of dodged them but lately they've been a good way to sink some time in to just manage to get at the end of the day and go to sleep instead of pressing F5 on imageboards or rotting the brain away watching youtube videos.

Right now I play related picture and playing ranked. I pretty much lose every game but I dont really care. I was just wondering whatever it will be always like this or maybe if I keep playing I will just naturally get better since I don't care about reading online on how to improve.
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Update Wizard - GT6 Playstation 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we99Jyb4BRM

This has to be the most frustraring updating experience imaginable…
Just to get this fucking patched properly.

I mean…
The game DOES play nicely Unpatched, but there will be content missing, since the DLC/FreeUpdate Bullshit started with the PS3.

Here we are!
As long as Sony, keeps the servers up and running and you got a ps3 + internet connection + GT6 disk = you can still go through the hassle of updating it, if you want to.

The only disadvantage of updating GT6, would be getting rid of the money glitch. ( only works unpatched! )
R: 4 / I: 0

neotokyo°

I want to play neotokyo° but no one plays it…there's this steam group that organize parties every weekends and gather together to play the game. I also want to do the same but with my fellow wizzies: I want to create a group on steam and schedule so american wizzies and europeans wizzies and aussies wizzies play all together, so we could all play together. I was thinking of sunday, no wizzies work on sunday

what do you think of my idea? I think it's a good idea
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wizardly video game right here

https://redream.io/

i am playing it again using this emulator^

i used to play it when i was a kid but never got far. it's one of the games that requires a guide or walkthrough
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fear & hunger

have you ever played this game before? is it good or bad? (I watch some videos about it but it seems meh) but the graphics, the lore and the ambiant make me want to play it.
I tried to find something about the story but couldn't, can someone tell me about the story, pleas?
thank you
R: 25 / I: 5

Grinding in vidya

What do you think of grinding in videogames? Do you find it relaxing, or a chore?
R: 19 / I: 4

Sega Dreamcast system

Hey there wizfrens where should I go to buy a working Sega Dreamcast system. Ebay, Amazon or Facebook marketplace? I plan on selling my Original Xbox and PS2 and go buy me a Sega Dreamcast system after playing it at my friend's house. My friend won't sell me his. So any ideas?
R: 4 / I: 0

Browser games

I'm surprised at how good browser games have gotten. they look better than lower end PC games these days.

For years I just played basic old games like Warfare 1917 and Hex Empire.

Some cools one I found was hexanaut.io. It combines Slitherio snake games with building a hex empire.

The graphics on browser FPS games are really good.

ev.io is like a Halo clone, its nice you can play a team match against bots. humans are just too damn good at fps for me.
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Homebrew 3DS Games

What games should I get on my 3ds now that I've finally got around to hack it? About to go on a long trip with no wifi
R: 18 / I: 3

Roguelikes

Playing Cataclysm:DDA once again, waiting to see new features from when I last played. Using a square font in my terminal, will probably replace it because uppercase vs lowercase is hard to tell apart.
I'm roleplaying as an old man.
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Souls General

Can we get sort of a Souls/Bloodborne general thread going? I am mostly a PC gamer, but I do own a PS4, and I just bought Bloodborne. I've been really playing it a lot, and currently I'm fighting the 'Witch of Hemwick.' Anyway, I really like the atmosphere of these games; lonely, foreboding, and depressing. Very much like the life of a wizard in the sea of normal-ness. I think my favorite Souls-like game has to be Dark Souls II. Although I actually never completed it, I had a lot of fun, and I thought that m+k was much more tolerable than it was for Dark souls I.

This thread is a simple thread that can be about Bloodborne, Dark Souls I,II or III, or even Dark Souls. It can be about any element, the lore or enemies, or anything. Also, any action RPG game recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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My current setup

Look at those two beauties, with a brand new case. The XP looks awesome in that white case.

Ready to rock n´roll.



I switched the monitor back again to the asus monitor, since i´ll have to change the resolution in most games that have 1280x960p since the HP Omen doesn´t support that resolution, and i get an error in return. ( NFS Carbon for ex. )



What the HP Omen has is 1280x800p which is different, the asus monitor doesn´t have that one.

If i were to put those games in 1280x720p, then everything will be compatible when switching back.

Both monitors support 1280x720p.



That´s about it.

The other case is where i keep my Win10, which is 100% custom and offline. ( a pirate bay station basically )
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So there seems to be a "perfect" version of persona 1 PSP with the PSX soundtrack.
This is release is relatively new, about 8 months ago.

So my question is, will you be playing it ? And should i play it ? I have only played persona 3 and 4 up until now.

oh btw heres the link:
https://gamebanana.com/wips/68611
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Getting a PS1

I want to go get a playstation 1
How should I try to get one. I recently acquired a playstation 2 and I don't really care about having a playstation 2. So should I sell the playstation 2 and go buy a playstation 1 or do a trade off with someone. The reasons why I rather have a playstation 1 is childhood memories and I heard the playstation 1 is easier and cheaper to repair than a playstation 2.
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What are some overlooked RPG's by the mainstream that are good

I'm really looking for another good rpg that is refreshing. I have already played games like Dark Souls, Skyrim, Dragons Dogma, SMT 5, ETC. What are you guys playing right now. Personalty I am playing through Persona 3. Its great so far. Still think SMT 3 is better though.
R: 17 / I: 0

Rant

The actvision blizzard ip is complete garbage. Microsoft is risking to go bankrupt buying a shitty ip with old washed up games, with the only main game that is decent which is call of dooty, redundant and gets pumped and dumped. There is no way in the pits of hell that garbage is worth 70billion. All of their titles are on life support. The story lines of all call of duty are autistic cringe after bo1 no way in hell that garbage is worth 70 billion.
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Moving over to console gaming

Back when I was a teenager I thought that I would be a PC gamer forever, because PC gaming was superior in my mind, probably had a little to do with 4chan memes too. But I am starting to change opinion, a console is looking more and more attractive now that I'm older. I don't really care about hardware anymore, it feels like things move so fast now, I don't even know what the newest hardware is and whatever it is it is way too expensive. I just wanna lounge on a couch and play games with a controller and not worry about hardware specs or compatibility or whatever, just have fun.

So the thing is, I don't know anything about console gaming, haven't owned one since the ps2. Is there anything I should know? What sort of gamers does each console cater to? What does each console offer? How long are console's life-spans these days? Is it too late to get in on the current gen? I would like anyone to describe their joys with console gaming.
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Twitch Thread

Feel free to plug your own stream here, discuss channels, streamers and so on.

Currently active wizstreamers
https://www.twitch.tv/bozdogan123
https://www.twitch.tv/jedahthedestroyer
https://www.twitch.tv/ppbadly
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Chess

Anybody wanna play? I'm over at Lichess at the moment.

This is my profile if someone want to play: https://lichess.org/@/FL0CKA