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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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Grinding in vidya

What do you think of grinding in videogames? Do you find it relaxing, or a chore?
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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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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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Video Game Music

last thread >>38161

I'm using this as background noise for the past week.
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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?
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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
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Elder Scrolls online

Anyone here play ESO? I just bought the base game for $6 and it includes most of the maps seen in the elder scrolls series. It seems like a good game so far, way better than World of Warcrap at least. It's an elder scrolls game with an mmo format, and I think it's the best the series has ever been. They fixed the camera and you can play with it far behind your character, like any good mmo. What do you guys think?
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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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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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World of Warcraft Dragonflight

Is anyone interested in joining a few wizard NEETs playing the new expansion for world of warcraft? for the past month it's just been 3 of us but we are looking for more wizards to play with us. We are trying to be a wizonly group so we havnt recruited anyone else, post here if you are interested or already playing, we're on eu argent dawn and playing horde
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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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steam sale winter

share gems game you found and post good game play

>gems

sanitarium
the music machine
hylics 1 and 2
the shrouded isle
detective succubus of steam city
erzurum

>good games

none

also how to know the devs of a game are japanese and not some chinese corp using anime style game to sale their shit?
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Free, low-spec PC games

The best page on the Wizchan Wiki was the list of free games, nearly all of which were low-spec and could be easily downloaded without bloatware software managers such as Steam. I'd like to rebuild a list of games that meet the criteria of free, with a suggested focus on games which are capable of running on that old IBM Thinkcenter in the closet.
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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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social components for the anti-social

Hello my fellow sorcerers, with the Steam sale up I come looking for suggestions on things that have *some* player interactivity, competitive or otherwise.

Let me elaborate in case you need further input:

So real people suck, therefore I thoroughly enjoy diving into game worlds, but the problem with that is that once the main quest is done and you've beaten a single player game, there's barely any reason not to uninstall it and buy/pirate a new game and this is rather unpleasant for me. This is where the added replay value provided by competition/"community" comes in.

Good examples of games you can truly dedicate years to in the manner I mean are:

1. Fighting Games in general, but mostly SF and Tekken because there are thousands of sweaty players dedicating daily hours to them, BUT, this comes with the caveat of needing to have a high tolerance for frustration from losing and/or sucking unless you're a prodigy or enjoy grinding hours on end in the lab (I mostly don't)

2. Pokemon, or better yet Monster Rancher. Relatively niche communities with solitary players that sporadically gather strictly for competition or for sharing knowledge. This completely removes the performance anxiety of fighters, at least for me, and they're a good experience all around

3. Permutations of already solid single player experiences, e.g., Troubleshooter: Abandoned Children which is an amazing Tactics RPG with 100+ hours of campaign AND available PvP (and Coop) elements to extend the game's life exponentially

With all that out of the way, do you have any other ideas that wise wizards could invest their time and money into?
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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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This game deserves far more hate

Cinematic movie trash with the worst input-lag any AAA ever had. Absolutely nothing is fun about this sjw propaganda
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Playing online with a wizard group?

How possible do you think it would be to assemble a group of wizards together to play an mmo or similar co-op type of game? I tried years ago and many years before than and I never managed to get more than 3 or 4 people to play at one time. Do you think this is an impossible goal? I sit at my pc basically all day long, I don’t see why there aren’t any other wizards in just the same situation who could have fun playing some casual game together. Of course the games would have to be playable without voice chat but there is plenty of those I think.
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I love beating the absolute piss out of succubi in RDO. MacFarlane's Ranch has to be about the best place to catch succubi alone. Anyone else do this?
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Nothing even compares

I played Final Fantasy II/IV when I was 5. This was the first real "story" I ever engaged with. The whole "the villain is actually your relative" trope that most people get introduced to with Star Wars? That happened to me with FFIV. Every minor plot twist blew my mind ("What? Kain is against me? What? Kain is being mind-controlled by Golbez? What? Golbez is actually my brother?!!!). But when I saw that whale, I had this cognitive dissonance finally hit me. It was just too much. I was just too overwhelmed. I had to step back and sort of 'recap' what the hell was even happening.

"I'm flying on a cybernetic whale powered by a planet-powering magical crystal I got from a mythical dwarven kingdom underground so I can go to the MOON to stop my brother from an instellar race war."

Keep in mind that this was my first introduction to the concept of dwarves, cybernetics, instellar travel, magic, etc.. I saw this all in one go and had this overwhelming sense of, "So this is what is possible of human creativity." And from that point on, I probably had way too high of a bar.

Every movie or show I've ever watched or listened to has been pitted against that lens and it feels like nothing comes close. Citizen Kane is good? Oh, does it introduce me to cybernetics? Does it push the boundaries of reality to the point where I'm ON A FUCKING WHALE IN SPACE? No? Sounds pretty boring then. I've known other videogames with insane plotlines or concepts. I've played games that make me feel like a God. But I haven't watched a movie with a plotline that even comes close. I haven't seen a soccer game that has pushed my mind to the same level.

I was spoiled when I was 5 by videogames, and the world has kept looking so dull ever since.
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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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Sports Games

Any wizards like sports games? Madden 22 just dropped last week. I'm playing as the Buccs with my boy Brady.
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Made a Vtuber AI game

Made a Vtuber AI game and posting it here for you to shit on and rip apart.

Link: https://beta.character.ai/chat?char=SxOW7dHg5RwzSW6julpoZXIQ8FUKnc8pIWHccxQI6ls
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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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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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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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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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Boomers and multiplayer

>tfw 34 y/o and have to solo queue because I have no interest in getting in discord with a bunch of teenagers or early 20 somethings
>even if I did want to do that, if they found out I was 34 I would get ridiculed
Wish I didn't enjoy playing zoomer games like Apex or DOTA. Videogames can be a good cope into your 20s, but if you're still playing them in your 30s you are a huge fucking loser and there is no one to play with.
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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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Overrated trash

This game sucks. The controls are slippery and stiff, the camera is obnoxious and the graphics are ugly and outdated.

This game is only popular because of nostalgia and shitty memes.
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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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Games You Wish Were Not Canceled

Hello everybody, in this thread I would like you to talk about games you kept an eye on but eventually got canned. Not just (potential) masterpieces, just titles that stirred your interest for one reason or another. Here's mine:
1) Timesplitters 4 ( https://www.unseen64.net/2009/03/24/time-splitters-4-x360ps3-cancelled/ ): I really enjoyed the trilogy and feel quite nostalgic about its satire. Nowadays it's harder to take things lightly
2) The Dark Knight ( https://www.unseen64.net/2009/03/31/batman-dark-knight-x360ps3-cancelled/ ): Do you remember the 2008 Batmania? I remember it fondly! I was eagerly waiting to play the game after watching the movie (and eating the pizza: http://channel13metal.blogspot.com/2012/01/dominos-gotham-city-pizza.html )
3) Chrono resurrection ( https://chrono.fandom.com/wiki/Chrono_Resurrection ): This one, a fan project, was supposed to recreate Chrono Trigger in 3D. Square Enix sent a "cease and desist". They could have picked it up à la Valve with Counter Strike, if you ask me.
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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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Playstation 2

When I was a kid I always wanted to have a PS2,but my family was too poor to buy videogames.

Now I finally bought a PS2 fat,even when I have a PS3 and PS4 Pro for some circumstances I can't afford to buy games for those right now,so I bought a PS2, the guy on ebay said that it was in good condition and it should arrive in a couple of days.

It includes 2 dualshock controllers and most importantly a FMCB memory card,so I can pirate and create my own DVD's.

What are the best games I can play on it? And homebrews/hacks? The PS2 looks beareable on a HDTV?

Please don't suggest emulators like PCSX2,my PC is too slow for that,keep it PS2 only.
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Gacha/Waifu collection

Anyone else play any gacha/waifu collection games? I find them easy to click through while I have to work because they aren't very engaging
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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.
gif unrelated.
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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
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what's the point of meta charts or tier lists for single player games? just do whatever you like lmao
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Anyone here watch speedruns?
People make fun of them but I think many can be entertaning to watch.
I like the ones where you have to kill at least some enemies to progress instead of bypassing everything, no glitches, and no stupid stuff (like walking backwards or looking down to save time).
I watched one of Dino Crisis 2 recently and it was pretty fun.

The worst part of speedruns is they skip all cutscenes but I understand why it's done
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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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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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How do you feel about the HD-2D games Square is putting out? Personally I love them. Octopath was flawed, but 2 seems to be fixing my gripes with it. Triangle Strategy was kino. Live A Live was great as always, and I can't wait for DQ3 HD.
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I never played JRPGs back in the day, so I decided to give these a try after playing a few modern ones and liking them quite a bit. They were very highly rated everywhere and were exactly what I was looking for. But, I didn't like either one. In fact, I thought they were incredibly mediocre, and I dropped both 6-8 hours in. Even trying to think from others' perspectives, I cannot understand what makes either one special at all, and that's rare for me. Can someone please try to explain what they liked about either? If I relate, I'll give a few other retro JRPGs a try, otherwise I'll just conclude the genre isn't for me.
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last 2 years of PC

Were there any good PC games released in the last 2 years?

I had no devices for this time. Now I have a new PC and can't even think of what to play.
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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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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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game recommendations

in this thread, ask other wizards for game recommendations

i am looking for a game that is
*single player
*not normalfaggish
*comfy
*immersive
*timekilling
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Big Rigs is the best racing game ever

something about the game strikes total attraction to me like im in love with the game, its cool ass graphics and functionality of the game runs so good i cant believe my eyes. desert bus is also fun too it is a total time killer and has always been part of my time throughout my whole life
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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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So I've been on the fence about playing this little gem (persona 1).
Did some reading around and it is hated by some and loved by others. (guess that's always the case eh)

Anyway, I'm a 36yrs old fag and tired of life, I am planning on playing this on the psvita. Seen as I am always tired as fuck after a long day of wageslaving and playing family guy I will probably be playing for an hour or 1.5 to 2 every other night.

So without spoiling, I hope you guys can give me some pros and cons about this game.

Should I invest in it ? Or steer clear ?

Many thanks for the feedback.
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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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Any wizards interested in playing EDF?

I main fencer. The OP must be at least 75 charsararaarararaararararararararararararaarararararas
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Definitive Video Game Genre Taxonomy

I'm seeking feedback, criticism, and suggestions to improve the DVGGT. What makes sense? What's unclear? What aspects do you disagree with?

I'm sick of every game on Steam being labeled an action-adventure-RPG-simulation. Dewey Decimal invented a taxonomy for literature. There is no reason why we can't do the same.
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Play Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Second to only Xenoblade Chronicles X.

X>3>2>2
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Games you're currently playing

Nebuchadnezzar. Man this game caught me by surprise. Just found out about this title 2 days ago. It has been consuming my life like no other game in a very long time. I'm a fan of the old city building managers like Caesar and Cleopatra but this one really hit it for me. Starting with the setting. Ancient Mesopotamia is one of those historical periods I was always fascinated by but for whatever reason never actually got in the right frame of mind to really sit down and read about it more closely. Nebuchadnezzar is divided by campaigns where you manage important Mesopotamian cities, from the neolithic and early bronze age, all the way to late iron age and classical antiquity. From Sumerians to Neo-Babylonians.

If you have played some city management games before this, it will be familiar to you but there are some very charming things about Nebuchadnezzar that I quite enjoy it and makes it perhaps my favorite of the bunch. I think the most interesting thing about the gameplay is how insidious failure is. You make a mistake but it won't be obvious at all until your city starts to fall apart, very slowly at first and then a sudden collapse if you neglect to realize it in time. There's a fair amount of micromanagement here which makes your mistakes harder to notice. You are just busy doing something else, without realizing a crisis is coming your way. This aspect alone fascinates me but there's a lot more to it than that.

Now, I've never ran an ancient, craddle of civilization city in real life before but I imagine this game does a good job simulating that in some areas. For example the constant fight for adequate space. It's no coincidence all ancient civilizations began near a river. It's amazing what a logistical nightmare Nebuchadnezzar can become because of the location of a river. If you're not very careful with how you plan things out, you'll waste that very, very precious valley space and your entire city will be churning in pain as you try to avoid your citizens to run out of bread. There's a very satisfying learning curve here where each catastrophic failure will teach you very valuable lessons.

Speaking of failure, this game doesn't pull any punches. It's quite hard if you compare to most games these gays, even on normal setting. Just learning how everything works is not enough. It will also test your patience in a good way. The objectives for each campaign really test how well your city is running. One of the common goals in each mission is acquiring, and most importantly, maintaining prestige. Sure it's not that hard to have a bunch of high tier houses with good flow of goods pouring in, but how long can you actually keep it going while expanding? This complication reaches a whole new level when social castes are introduced in later missions, because then you'll be juggling around dozens of different resources and at any moment the supply line can become compromised. If people are unhappy they just start leaving the city behind. A sudden lack of manpower is usually how you find out you made a mistake.

It's quite funny actually, there's a short term solution to this but I just realized it about 12 hours into the game. I think it was mission 7, I was having people leaving the city and just for the fun of it I spammed a bunch of shacks, effectively bringing people in and patching up the problem until I could properly fix it. You can do that for peasants but you can't just spam upper class. Turns out bringing in a bunch of cheap labor can solve some of your problems. Not all, but some. I'm playing an old version of this game and there's no consequence to this but I read the new version introduce crime, disease and fires, so you probably will have a lot of problems bringing in a bunch of poor people, packing them into shanty towns with no bread or water and use them to build your glorious Ziggurat for almighty Ishtar. Well, you can always just delete them for no loss of prestige. I think there should be consequences to oblitarate thousands of people after forcing them to spend 10 years building your monument but apparently not. Not for the version I'm playing at least. This game is still in development, I'm sure they'll introduce something to remedy this. Still quite fun as it is.

The graphics are nice, nothing special. In fact I could not find a single enticing image of this game. I think the workers could use a little more animation variety but I'm not complaining. It's very reminiscent of old city builders like the Caesar games. You also won't get much art or nice mission accomplished screens but the very few illustrations there are are very good. The music is damn near perfect. Some of those tracks really convey that ancient mesopotamia feel. Nice tracks to listen to as you're constanly causing and subsequently averting logistical crisis on your supply lines just to increase the clay tablet production. What can I say, people are hungry for those Gilgamesh stories and they don't have the internet yet. Clay tablets it is.

I'm currently on my third attempt on a later campaign and I'm still having a blast. If you liked anything I said here, give it a try. This game is so damn comfy. I never thought running a Mesopotamian city could be so satisfying.
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Post in this thread when you finished a game.

Thread for games you managed to finish and your thoughts on it.


So I finished Amnesia Dark Descent yesterday. Horror is a favorite genre of mine in any media and this is a game I wanted to play for a long, long time now but several reasons, from depression to not giving a shit about games anymore, kept getting in the way. This is a spoiler free review of it.

It's the mid 1800s and you play as Daniel, a guy who went on an expedition in Africa and found something in a forgotten, ancient catacomb. The object is 'cursed' though, which prompts him to write letters to geologists, historians and anyone in Europe for help. A baron named Alexander writes back saying he can help and Daniel should go to his castle in Germany at once. You spend the entire game exploring the castle, its secrets, finding notes and letters that reveal more about the curse, the object, yourself and everything else. That's the premise of the whole thing.

As far as the story goes, it has a few nice ideas here and there but overall it's nothing too new or exciting. Here's where the magic of this game happens however. Everything this game does, it does it in an very brief, nice length measure, both with its story as well as with its gameplay. The story is fairly simple and straight forward, though you have to reach the end to realize that. It's entertaining because they didn't bloat it with any unnecessary fluff nor stretch it to pretend there's more than it actually is.

The gameplay is pretty much exploration/stealth on one side and puzzles on the other. Now, it's been a year since I played a game and I kinda had forgotten already how much video game logic there is in video games. Amnesia is particularly chock-full with video game logic. For example, during the entire game you need to keep close to light sources to keep your sanity up, but you can't just grab one of the thousands of candles or torches you find along the way, you need to use a lamp that burns oil extremely fast or keep lighting the candles with tinderboxes. Moving torches or candles is IMPOSSIBLE. Sometimes you'll need an object to solve puzzles, like using a hammer for example, but you can't use one of the several hammers you find lying around, or a rock for that matter, you need that one specific hammer you find in some other part of the map. You can't just use any iron bar, it has to be the 'right' iron bar. You can't just use any of the several jars or glasses on the floor, you need to find the right jar, and so on. It doesn't really bother me really, but it's funny how often this happens in this game.

Then you have the puzzles. I'm not sure most even qualify as puzzles, since most of them is just putting a gear in place. There's only two actual puzzles in this game imo, the other ones is more like busy work, but again, the magic of this game is doing everything in right quantities. It doesn't get dull because there's not enough of that to bother you. You can finish this in one sitting btw, it takes about 10 hours or so.

The last thing I want to comment on is the horror element, which is the biggest reason I even played this in the first place. Is it scary? Kinda, it manages to keep tension sometimes. It has all the nice elements. The music and voice acting is decent enough, the environment and story is nice but I guess I'm just too jaded to be scared of a game, but I like it really tries. For exemple, there's only ONE jump scare in this entire game, which shows the guys behind this project weren't going for the cheap sits here.

All in all, I enjoyed it. It's entertaining, doesn't overstay its welcome in any of its elements and there's a couple of things in that plot that I really enjoyed it. I really wanted to play a very scary game though and this one is not it unfortunately. I wonder if there even is a very scary game out there.
R: 2 / I: 4
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
R: 6 / I: 1

on leavers

people who complain about leavers in games have no sense of probability or soul. why play a league game where everybody is losing lane hard and cant outscale? why play a csgo game where you are getting rolled 10-0? why play a overwatch game where you are getting fullheld after they did a clean sweep? not just in terms of probability to win but also just the soul of it. these games are unfun, shitty, and often sources of rage. so just fucking leave. simple.
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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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WC3 world editor

>finally tries WC3 reforged
<ok the game is bad but I supposed they at least revamped the world editor. Better UI? No more hardcoded spells and attributes? Trigger editor more instinctive
>opened editor
>hasn't changed at all since the 2000s
>closes the game

I thought they'd pay more respect to such an emblematic software but alas it's modern day blizzard…
R: 28 / I: 2

Oldschool Runescape General

Is anyone here still playing oldschool runescape? Post here

Update:
Wizardchan has a clan now!
Name: Wizardchan
You can message nettokun, dark magepal, blackvinegar, crabkid, androginid, or cherryboy95 for an invite
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Evil Dead The Game

Anyone else playing Evil Dead: The game? I'm a fan of the movies and was excited about the game because it seem to pay proper homage the them. Been playing it since release and having a lot of fun with it, other than the typical drama surrounding the balance changes to assymetrical multiplayer games.
R: 45 / I: 3

Buying a gaming laptop

What to consider when choosing a gaming laptop? I've looked around some guides and have a vague idea, but I'd like to get some thoughts from experienced gamers. There's so much to choose from. I've been wageslaving for two years to save up for this and I really don't want to mess up. My budget is about 1500 usd, maybe a little more.

I'm looking for the best price-to-performance ratio. I don't want to pay for frills, I just want my games to run. I also don't play FPS, mostly strategy games, if that matters. I also don't stream or anything like that. Portability doesn't matter.

Is there a big difference between laptop and desktop? Does a laptop cost much more than a desktop of similar performance? I can't buy desktop because I have nowhere to put it.

Very thankful for any advice.
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Which Pokemon game is superior and why, Yellow or Crystal?
R: 1 / I: 0

Dead Rising 2 is actually just as good as Dead Rising 1

Dead Rising 2 introduces this medicine called Zombrex. Dead Rising loves conspiracy theories in general. This relationship with the Zombrex is very important. Chuck Greene' daughter is bitten by her mother and needs a dosage of Zombrex every 8 hours to prevent her from being a zombie. Already we know zombies are metaphors for capitalism or metaphors for superstition;they are a primal fear of our realization that we live in a predator vs prey based world and our social relations are built entirely off these fundamentals. When the "infection" spreads to a point of mass zombie outbreak, it really is a meta commentary on humanity's perpetual downfall. Nietzche preaches an idea of nihilism that his view in the world is the view of subsequent generations. You see a true "monster" or icon of fear is both a realized state of predator/prey. This further extends into memetics and conceptual "willpower" what boils down to is that a trauma induced by a predator forces a prey into a emotional unstable state where unless they get constant medication (bandaid fixes) they can't resume a comfortable life. This drives our thinking into a fear/reward system where every reward is rejected simply on the basis that it perpetuates a cycle you want to escape, that's why T.K. after receiving the first dose freaks out. The cyclical nature is even reflected on the political scale, where protestors protest against cruelty of zombies, where that the government is providing the bandaid under the corpses of thousands of dead zombies. We can essentially flip this conversation into saying, we have cultivated a society that has underwent so much genetic trauma that we are living in a zombie epidemic filled with psychopaths. These psychopaths are not to assimilar to MkUltra victims. MkUltra was actually a entire success, brainwashing is viewable and when the scientists managed to reduce patients to a child like state of gurgling, what they didn't know was that they were simply mimicking their archon elders. While this may have seen like a completely off the wall tangent notice how it's applied in other media this looping of conspiracies, teletubbies instills the archons with the establishment of the fifth teletubby and the Sun God Noonoo(a child) which is the idealized mental state of a God. When Chuck Greene comments that T.K. is weaker than Katey after the injection this was a multi faceted comment because both T.K. and Katey were essentially subjugated into willingly following hypnosis by their prime predator.
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Any of the Donkey Kong games worth playing? I always heard the SNES and newer games are really good, but DK64 is quite polarizing.
R: 5 / I: 0

Play-to-earn games

Has anyone heard about these? What do you think about them? Personally I don't really get it. It has something to do with blockchain but I don't understand where the money is coming from in the first place or why they would let you earn it by playing video games but apparently it's a thing that exists. Maybe it's just people are all putting money into the game from various things and then it becomes like an actual in-game economy with "real" "currency" and you only get paid if you are any good. Could be an interesting way for wizzies to get money since we can dedicate more time to grinding and getting gud.

Pic related is from https://www.illuvium.io/

Looks like some sort of pokemon clone but the pokemons are all NFTs and you can earn ethereum or something.
R: 6 / I: 1

COOP games

Does anyone want to play something like DRG or Ratclick together?
Feel free to add me if you're on EU (due ping).
https://steamcommunity.com/id/somewherethere
R: 3 / I: 0
what hgames are you playing/looking forward to?
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I seriously want to play fighting games but i fucking suck at them, how do i get good?
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Indie/doujin/mods

This are my favourite kinds of games. Really cheaply made games, often free or very cheap, that you can tell were made for love not profit. The kind of things you see for free on sites like Itch.io, the fanwork games sold at Reitaisai or Comiket, the silly, cheap mods of larger games like TF2's mario_kart or trade_plaza, the gaming world's equivalent of the music world's "lo-fi", essentially. While I'll enjoy AAA games and big budget releases, cheap and obscure games will always be my favourites.

Does anyone else feel like this?

Please refrain from political shitposting about Gamergate esque indie dev drama, that's not what this is for.
R: 6 / I: 0

Eshop

The Nintendo eshop for the Wii U and 3DS will be shut down in 2023, what games would you recommend to get before they're gone? Virtual console and indie games included.
R: 96 / I: 12

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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Game development

I believe there used to be a thread for this but I cant find it, apologies if there is one.
Any wizzies interested in game dev?
Discuss tools, post progress, etc
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Hentai games

fuck nothing feels good anymore anime vidya or anything i dont feel anything but dread and i get pains in my stomachs all the fucking times , i started playing these h games called ai shoujo and honey select 2 and jerked off a lot, u can make 3d anime succubi in them, and i beat my dick so hard but i feel rpetty depressed but that game was pretty fun so i reccomend it to any bros here
pic related is an anime succubus u can make and fuck in hs2 and ai shojou
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Action Platformer general

I've been playing a lot of Megaman X lately. My favourite game in the series is X4. What do you guys think? Also, just action platformer thread.
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Return of reckoning: warhammer online private server

anyone play here? its supposedly the only warhammer online private server. whats your experience?
R: 39 / I: 7

Wasting money on games/ addiction?

Does anyone here have problems with overspending in in game spending, such as freemium, free to play, microtransactions etc? As well as problems of addiction? gotcha games etc.
R: 202 / I: 12

Console or PC?

Should I build a PC or buy the PS5? I don't play too many games but I'd like to play more.

PC
- Higher framerates
- More accurate inputs with mouse
- Cheaper games
- Bigger selection of games
- Can use for other purposes

PS5
- Bigger screen (TV)
- Simpler to use
- Lots of games made to be played with a controller
- PS5 exclusive games
- Advanced controller vibrations
R: 16 / I: 8

Games based on cards but not rogue likes

Any one got any recommendations for games which use a card collecting mechanic but aren't rogue likes? Like Pokemon TCG, Digimon card battler, FF8 (sort of).
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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 )
R: 14 / I: 3

RPG maker

did anyone here use this one ever? Casually knew that Doom & Destiny got its graphics from it.
R: 137 / I: 11

first-person shooters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_first-person_shooters

What are some FPS you like?

What are some casual and easy FPS?

Which have the most massive epic MMO battles?
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Tokimeki Memorial

This 28 year old game is finally translated into English. It's my childhood game. What e
lse can I say?
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Undertale

So what other Wizards think about it? Personally I played it completly and I liked it.
R: 11 / I: 2

CPU, GPU and the technical side of gaming

Its amazing to me that my 2020 gaming PC far exceeding the recommended GPU benchmarks, struggles to get 60fps on games from 2010-2015

Games are such ridiculous resource hogs. No wonder PC gamers have to construct supercomputers to process them.
R: 31 / I: 3

Best Metal Gear game?

What's the best metal gear game in your guys opinions?
If you say shit like Metal Gear Survive or Acid im gonna buttfuck you
R: 32 / I: 0
The last time I upgraded my GPU I bought a GTX 1070. All these years later and I still feel like I don't need to upgrade anytime soon, runs everything I play perfectly… not that I give a shit about the latest AAA titles anyway.

20XX wasn't worth the upgrade to me, and 30XX is probably the last graphics card you'll ever need so congrats if you got one for a fair price.
R: 13 / I: 1

Sports games

Does anyone else really enjoy playing sports games? Pic related and NFL 2K5 are the best ones ever made.