Playstation 2When I was a kid I always wanted to have a PS2,but my family was too poor to buy videogames.
General Gaming Thread 2Let's discuss anything related to video games that don't deserve their own threads.
RuneScapeAny runescape players, in particular OldSchool players around?
TerrariaI've started a new modded Terraria playthrough in expert mode. If anyone is interested, join the steam group at https://steamcommunity.com/groups/eventv
Sick of dealing with my autism/OCD while gamingI feel like I've finally hit an impassable wall when it comes to gaming. My actual time spent playing anything has taken a steep nose dive this year and I'm not sure if it'll ever recover. Days, and even weeks, go by now where I don't play anything at all. I also become fatigued while playing far more easily than usual, which is something I could usually endure/ignore, but now I can't even do that. I feel like I've been fighting a losing battle since the beginning of 2014, which is precisely when I'd say gaming started to really sour for me and ever since it's been more a struggle that I force myself to do, versus something I actually want to do for its own sake.
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.
Flash games are gone by 2020http://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/downloads/
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.
General Gaming Thread>Discuss games here that don't deserve their own thread.
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.
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.
Free Game DealsThis is a thread for sharing free game deals you find on the Internet.
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.
Euro TrucksAnyone else find this game really relaxing? I feel dumb for enjoying it, but its the best to listen to podcast or audiobooks
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.
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?
Goddamn VidyaGoddamn guys my tastes are really messed up right now. It happened before, I played vidya all my life at some points I was fed up with games, I couldn't bring myself to play anything, I saw them as boring and repetitive. Then after some time (my dopamine receptors recovered) I started playing them again. I have been catching up on games, I have a bunch of them that I can still run on my pc, the newer ones I just stack on an external hard drive. I like the stories, I'm finishing the mass effect trilogy rn, it's really nice. Now I think you all know of the TLOU2 sjw bullshit, I was looking forward to that game and now it's ruined by progressive agenda. After I moved on from this game, I saw on a ps4 sale the Order 1886 and Watch Dogs 2. Then I watched some reviews, showing how the order is short, 7 hours (1/3 cutscenes, 1/3 walking and talking) and shotgunners are op. But I wanted to play a game in that setting with those graphics and killing enemies and creatures with cool weapons. Then I saw how cringe the characters of Watch Dogs 2 are, how shitty the story is and I saw the feminazi antagonist and the masked gamer. But I love the setting, I would have explored SF just like I did with Los Angeles in GTA. I wanted to be creative with hacking and using non lethal approaches. But both games have been ruined for me. I refunded them, I paid 14$ for the Order and 20$ for Watch Dogs. Now I feel empty, sad that I'm missing out on these three games. Oh, and Borderlands 3 is also cringe with its characters but that one wasn't something I was really excited about. So I'm not saying I have no other games, it's just that watching opinions on YouTube over games that I want to play is ruining my enjoyment for vidya in general. Take Dragon Age for example, I like how Inquisition looks (again after watching reviews) but I couldn't finish the second one, because it was so repetitive and the dungeons were recycled over and over again. The first one had such low graphics, clunky movements and poor gameplay I couldn't play more than one hour. Now I know Bioware, I know I have to experience all three games to understand the lore and my choices, but I don't think I can play these two games again. I don't know what to do, I feel so empty. I feel like I'm missing out, but I have a lot of games to play, I have to be somewhat picky. I don't have a lot of time, I'm a wage slave so I can't just "play all of them brah". I bought WD2 on ps4 because I don't think my pc will run it that great. Every response is welcome, thanks for your help, this is the only place I can talk freely about this.
Looking for wholesome wizziesHellow dear fellow wizzards.
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.
Skies of ArcadiaSkies of Arcadia is the most beautiful game ever made. I still remember the breathtaking landscapes and the general ambiance. You really feel that pirate/explorer. No other game I’ve ever played felt so good.
Terraria final updateYo, the final update for Terraria is dropping soon and I dont really have any bros to play with, so if you would like to chill just add me on discord. I dont really have other places where to look so might aswell give it a shot on my favourite site huh
ADL going after SteamLooks like the ADL wants to control what you say in online games now.
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.
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:
Respecting the playerWhy do developers no longer respect a player's time? When did it become acceptable to bog everything down in immense amounts of grinding to unlock basic content? Rogue likes where you spend 20 hours unlocking different weapons just so you can get lucky and find a good one to finish the game. Long in engine cut scenes where you hold forward while 10 gig of audio files play at you. What happened to just making a decent couple of hours game play?
LF wizards for World of Warcraft ClassicLooking for some wizard to pair up with for leveling 1-60 in Classic. I'm not much for talking but I like some company while questing, besides it being safer and generally less drudging and painful than doing it solo. I'd play a druid so I could tank or heal to make grouping for dungeons easy, you can pick any role you want (though I think it would be nice to play as some tank/healer duo). I can adjust to any time schedule.
multiplayer steam gamesI bought a GTX-1060 and will upgrade my PC so I can actually play modern games now
Watching longplaysI can't believe I'm the only person here who is too passive to play video games and just watches playthroughs of them on Youtube. Very relaxing to put on a longplay and experience the game as a movie or something. Strictly no-commentary playthroughs, please. I hate normals who think that they have to comment and talk about unrelated stuff while playing.
Video game ragePlease tell me i'm not the only idiot on wizchan that rages/scream at video game characters or even react physically (digged a hole in my old desk with my fist). I can feel it in my guts when the rage builds up and explodes, i feel pathetic afterwards but deep down i can't say to myself "it's just a game" and may feel devastated for days following some frustrating defeat. Of course it heavilly depends on the game type, real time strategy games being the absolute worst.
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.
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.
funny littles gameshttps://files.fm/u/3fw5vqsm
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.
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.
Come play Arma 2 Dayz ModHow to install: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMXggKIj-dw
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?
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.
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?