Buying a gaming laptopWhat 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.
Interesting video game videosI'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.
Twitch thread #7And so the wizard streams thread returns after a long absence. Feel free to plug your own stream here, discuss active streamers and so on. As far as I can tell I'm the only active one currently, https://www.twitch.tv/stream_wizz (yes I just added another z to the old name, I'm not very creative), if I'm missing anyone just let me know and I'll delete and remake the thread.
Games you're currently playingI may have burned myself with this one. I wanted to explore every single nook and cranny of this game without any faqs and I have been doing just that. 80 hours in though, and I'm tired of the game and there's at least 4 other bosses and a whole area left to explore (that I know of). I really should have finished the game first and then do this heavy exploration on the second run, then I would have at least seen the ending. Another thing making it harder to continue is that I built a pure mage for this run as all the other Souls games I made the same characters over and over again (guy with a sword that rolls around, pyromancer guy, the usual) and wanted something completely different. This build though means I pretty much can't get a single hit in any boss as all of them can one easily one hit me. The only way I can beat them is to know inside out every move they have and it can get pretty boring doing the same boss 30 times. I know if I take a break I'll just forget about it and never come back to it.
General Gaming Thread>Discuss games here that don't deserve their own thread.
90s Waifus and Succubi in Nintendo/Sega/SonyLet's discuss the ups and downs of various female characters from a couple decades back. What did you like about some? Hate about some? Ideally give an example of both in addition to any responses to others ideas. I'll start off with the Donkey Kong Country games. This isn't a furry-themed thread or anything, it's just a really great example I can think of of the contrast that can exist even within a single franchise.
Indie/doujin/modsThis 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.
Single Player "Beatable" GamesI get 1.5 months off from the corona virus memes so I figured it would be a good time to play some single player games.
Android hidden gemsTo find a decent Android game you have to wade through a sea of shit that is Play Store. So share lesser known Android games that you liked. I got:
Come play Arma 2 Dayz ModHow to install: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMXggKIj-dw
games you used to like, but don't anymoreare there any games you used to like, and you replayed them and realized they were bad?
Temtem Official threadTemtem, often referred to as the Pokemon knock off has been out in early access for awhile. It's a very cute and comfy game, so far it's been harder than regular Pokemon games which I've welcomed. I'm hoping it does well. I'm very happy to find people to play with, I can help anyone out with any questions. What does everyone think about this game?
Flash games are gone by 2020http://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/downloads/
want to play games but don't because installing them is too big of a paini want to play GTA IV really bad, but it's just such a pain in the ass to get it set up and it might take several hours of troubleshooting and trying to install mods only for it to still not work at all. i really don't know if it's a can of worms i'm ready to open yet.
Looking for wholesome wizziesHellow dear fellow wizzards.
MHW:IBI just started playing Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (PC). If anyone from Europe would like to play together - add me:
Dominions 5Does anyone play dominions 5?
Time in gameI've spent about 1.2 years between 2009 and today on steam games (counting only approximate waking hours). I suspect most of my fellow wizards have been in game for far longer within that same time span. How much time do you estimate you've sacrificed to this hobby and do you have any regrets about it? Personally, I only regret the time I dedicated to games that I didn't truly enjoy.
RIP WC3 TFT 2003-2020Today Warcraft 3: Reforged has been released. The original Battle Net is gone and users are forced to log in through BNet 2.0.
RuneScapeAny runescape players, in particular OldSchool players around?
Playstation 2When I was a kid I always wanted to have a PS2,but my family was too poor to buy videogames.
Orignal Xbox GeneralThe Sixth Generation was my most nostalgic generation and its the only generation where I owned every major console Playstation,Gamecube,Dreamcast,and Xbox.
GNU/Linux gamesWhat do you play on GNU/Linux?
Disco ElysiumThe new RPG "Disco Elysium" is coming out in a few days, is anyone else planning to get it?
Games you're currently playingI'm trying to get good at this. Played as a kid a lot and felt like trying my hand again. Still suck of course but the animation and music is so endearing to me I don't even care.
How to get back into enjoying videogamesI've started to feel like playing games are a choir now for the past 2 or 3 years. Downloaded Day of Defeat: Source again to play a little but I know I'll eventually get tired of it. After that, I'll enter another cycle of finding a videogame that fills the void inside of me that reminds me that I'm that my hobbies I've enjoyed as a kid and a young teenager have passed. I think what I'm trying to say is how to do you deal with this situation and is it really possible to find other hobbies if you have the attention span of a gerbil.
Movie Based GamesDoes anyone else enjoy playing movie based games? They are usually really short and easy to play, but it feels rewarding beating games so I always liked them. Toy Story 3 is an example of a really good movie game. Most of them are pretty shit though compared to real games. So does anyone have any recommendations for games based on movies?
SWTOR Holocaust guildSo I made a new guild in SWTOR and then I got it up to like 3rd place server-wide, that is, it's the 3rd highest ranked guild. I invited 1000s of people and the guild has 999 members, which is the max. Then I bought a guild name change and changed the name to "Holocaust Never Happened".
Souls GeneralCan 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.
Free Game DealsThis is a thread for sharing free game deals you find on the Internet.
Wizzies required for TabletopSimulatorHey all, would any of you like to play Settlers of Catan on steam?
Handheld games and consolesIn this thread we talk about handheld consoles of any generation and games that we consider good.
obscure lets playersI want to feel the comfy vibes of listening to someone morosely narrate over a video game. I'm not looking for channels where the person is aware he has an audience and behaves like it, or someone who makes a profit from it. I'm looking for a guy who's doing it for himself, just quietly playing through the game and occasionally making some comment or just talking about some mundane topic, maybe about his life.
Hoi4I will buy the game for anyone that will play this with me
MousepadsI need a new mouse pad, but can't find a suitable replacement that matches the autistic preference I've developed with the one I've had for the past 8-11 years now. It's an old promotional Crysis 1 mouse pad that I got in the collector's edition version of the game back in 2008 (I think that where's I got it, anyway), that has 4 layers with a coated polypropylene top and non stick rubber base. Things cracked and falling apart though, but any other mouse pad I've looked has a surface that is either too hard, fast, imprecise & slippery or too slow & muddy, with way too much friction. I tried the Corsair M600, but that shit was way too imprecise. Mouse was gliding all over the place and I had to make a conscious effort just to keep it locked it one location. Now I gotta return it Amazon and it's just a pain in the fucking ass. I'm thinking of trying out the Logitech G440 next, but based on some videos I watched, it's also way too glide prone as well. I wish I could just somehow rebuy the same mouse pad I have now, but I think I'd have better luck finding & buying a fucking Leprechaun instead. The closet I've come to finding something similar was spotting the SADES Lightning on Aliexpress coming directly from China. Even that doesn't seem ideal (also, it looks stupid as hell), which leaves me in a predicament of what to do. Even the act of buying a simple mouse pad makes me want to tear my god damn head open. I hate this world for more than you will ever know. How hard is to find a fucking decent polypropylene mouse pad. Ahhh, the pain in my head & chest. The stress and the bullshit. Just make it stop. Even the littlest things drain me entirely and turn me into a high strung wreck.
Comfy 3DS GamesI need a comfy 3DS game to keep the feels under control. I thought about pic related (Aika Village also seems interesting), but I haven't played it since 2014 and I heard it was ruined by the amiibo jew. The other options would be Fantasy Life and Story of Seasons/Harvest Moon. Which one do you guys recommend?
Retro grames with nice scenery?I don't know if this question isn't too specific but I feel like playing some video games with nice scenery but my potato can't run games after 2006 very well. Also I don't know if this is just coping but I find older graphics kinda cozy anyways. The genre doesn't matter. Racing, FPS, adventure, point and click, simulator whatever…
funny littles gameshttps://files.fm/u/3fw5vqsm
Wilfully Burying Yourself in Garbage When There's No Need ToI've always found it quite bizarre how drawn I am to play complete trash, over games that I know I'd probably enjoy & find a great deal of effective, long-term escapism in. As some examples, instead of diving into something like Homeworld Remastered, or Arcanum, or Vampire The Masquerade, or The Witcher 2/3, or Skyrim, or Fallout New Vegas, or the hundreds of available ROMs & ISOs of classic games, all of which I've never played before, I instead, mostly play short, mechanically repetitive, indie trash. Crap like ECHO, or AER: Memories of Old, or Downward, or Styx: Shards of Darkness, and it just drives me crazy. Why do I waste my life playing games that are far inferior to other, better games that I've never played before? It boggles my mind. It's like having a gourmet meal in front of you and choosing to eat from whatever's in the shit encrusted trash can out in the piss covered alleyway instead. If I had to give an answer as to why, I'd say laziness. On some level it makes perfect sense, given my overwhelmingly lazy sensibilities, to play short, inoffensive garbage that I can finish from anywhere to 1 to 10 hours, as opposed to long sweeping games that require many times that amount to get through. It's easier, in a bizarrely masochistic sense, to play a short shitty game, than a long good game. It just feels like too much effort to sit down and play a game that I know is considered a classic and is something I'll probably like. It's almost like the expectation it will be good wears me out on an emotional level and playing something more mediocre & dismissable instead seems far easier & more doable. I have to be in a very unique mood to play a good game, otherwise I just seem to stick to the same sort of bland porridge overflowing on Steam and elsewhere that I've listed above. Anyway, I don't know. I just wish I wasn't like this. I have such copious amounts of time to devote to gaming and the way I waste, piss & squander it away like this, never fails to bother me.
the neet barrierI hate that we are putting anti-neet games on vogue.
Just some random questions, some feedback to which would make me feel less alone.The first big one being, how many games do you finish a year? This is the one I really want an answer to. Getting some answers/feedback to all the others provided below would also be appreciated.
Spore Creatures ThreadBought this game at 2012 or something around that time. Honestly I got disappointed by the lack of depth with this game but it was still really exciting and fun for a long time until I got bored.
MP games that don't require fast reaction speed?What I've tried: