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R: 24 / I: 2

What game marked the death of video games for you as a hobby?

For me it's always been Tekken 6.

It was the last game I've ever felt any hype for, the last one I was truly excited for.
Back in college 2008, back when I still had friends, we used to meet up after school at the nearest arcades, then we started meeting up at the arcades early every weekend, when the game came out for consoles 2009 I was the one of the first of us to have a copy.
We started skipping class and going back and forth to my place mid-day to play.
I've had a lot of memories tied to this game so to speak, but after this I've never been as engaged and excited for a game since, the last game I was excited over was Kingdom Hearts 2 with my cousins and classmate.

Sure I can still sit down and enjoy newer games, I can still spend hours on end on older games, but this game marks the end of an era for me in games, it reminds me that I'm no longer part of the demographic that developers make games for; that I'm no longer a part of the target audience.
R: 32 / I: 2

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.
R: 173 / I: 27

Games you're currently playing

Previous thread
>>48988

Was a pretty good thread last time just discussing what you guys are playing.
I see no reason not to have another.
R: 32 / I: 5

Did Deus ex predicted future ?

A game release 2 decade ago predicted so much about future.

Mass surveillance and spying on citizen. Google and facebook having info of citizens like icarus , morpheus AI. Self employment on decline and wealthy controlling the world.

Restriction on speech and criticism. Everything feels so compartmentalized.
R: 18 / I: 2
For more than half a decade I've done nothing with my life but mindlessly browse the internet. I want to change that and get into games. What are some games you think everyone should play? What games should someone who wants to get into the medium play?
R: 55 / I: 16

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: 22 / I: 2
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: 70 / I: 0

Video Game Music

last thread >>38161

I'm using this as background noise for the past week.
R: 9 / I: 1

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
R: 25 / I: 2

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: 52 / I: 11

Must Plays games thread

Any games you guys think people MUST play? currently playing GTA: SA and it's pretty damn good.
R: 24 / I: 1

speedrunning wizards

Does anyone here speedrun video games? I think it's maybe the one thing I'm good at, but it's not very useful in real life and the only people who find it impressive are other speedrunners. I don't like how casuals gamers view speedrunning as just glitching or cheating the game, or somehow trying to claim that playing the game that way is "wrong".
Also speedrunning is a massive timesink for me and what I do most of the days I'm not wageslaving, I shudder to think of what else I could have achieved if I put the same amount of effort and dedication into something else.
R: 83 / I: 9

Respecting the player

Why 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?
R: 195 / I: 3

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.
R: 5 / I: 0

Setup

I'm poor, so I don't have much, but I mainly emulate off of this shit. What do you guys think?
R: 39 / I: 2

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.
R: 12 / I: 2

Graphics

I'm just not really impressed by graphics leaps anymore.
In the past, going from one console generation to the next meant a radical change in games' core visual makeup. Nowadays, it's all incremental.
It feels like we are at the point of diminishing returns. Look at it this way:
PS3 was many times more powerful than the PS2. And proportionally, games looked many times better.
PS4 has a GPU many times more powerful than PS3's. PS4 games look better, but do the look many times better? They don't.
With this new gen the jump is even smaller. You're getting a bit higher graphical settings, higher pixel counts and occasionally performance-destroying meme tracing.

To me, a new games generation isn't exciting for graphics anymore. It is exciting for potentially new game mechanics and features, and richer, more dynamic and complex worlds. I would like to see technological advancement in areas like game physics and mechanics, but it seems that devs are more concerned with making their games marginally better looking at the expense of precious system resources. It's sad
R: 17 / I: 2

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.
R: 7 / I: 3

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).
R: 2 / I: 0
I want to play my fucking 3ds but I can't find it. I packed it for a trip I was going to but I never went on the trip and it still disappeared.
R: 157 / 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: 6 / I: 2

ITT games that calm you down

Preferably games that you can play for a very long time, for me is rimworld atm
R: 23 / I: 15

Terraria

I've started a new modded Terraria playthrough in expert mode. If anyone is interested, join the steam group at https://steamcommunity.com/groups/eventv

Pirated clients should be fine as long as you have a steam account and Terraria 1.3.5.3 (or thereabout) with tModLoader 0.11.7.4. I'm still working out a better way to connect but steam should do for now. The mods will download automatically if you try connecting through tmodloader.
R: 11 / I: 5

Factorio

Does anyone here play factorio?
I'd like to play multiplayer, anyone up for it?
R: 300 / I: 256
D&D thread.
This a thread about the D&D games that are going on already between a few wizards.
We spawned out of the previous thread with a lot of time and effort, but we're always ready to accept more players.
Writeups of the sessions will likely go here and discussion of the game and system(s) also goes here.
R: 49 / I: 6

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?
R: 83 / I: 21

Bucket list games

What games do you have on your bucket list? What childhood classics have you been intending to finish for years but not got round to?
R: 30 / I: 7

survival horror games

https://youtu.be/J_Pe4no4Pbo?t=18

this is the first game i ever played where serial killers are the bosses of the game
R: 24 / I: 4
Why is everyone so split on this game? Even today, many people can't decide if it's an underrated classic, or if it always terrible.
R: 234 / I: 150

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
R: 22 / I: 3

Cliche storytelling and/or bad writting

If I see an rpg starting off with you receiving a letter from a dead relative I swear I'm going to scream.

What's your gaming gripes /games/?
R: 83 / I: 8

Strategy and Wargames

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_video_games#Strategy

General thread for anything relate to strategy and wargames. Real time and turn-based. Historic and fantasy.
R: 25 / I: 7

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.

How long is your backlog? Does it feel like a burden to you & do you chastise yourself for not clearing more games that you have on the back burner? Are you like me and is it an obsessive matter that you can't shake even if you want to? Do you find anhedonia makes finishing games or working through your backlog immensely difficult? Do you even bother with a backlog?

Do you feel as if time is running out, either with your current life situation, or with society at large, and you'll never get around to playing certain games you might really enjoy? Do you ever procrastinate playing these sorts of games, even if you know you'll probably enjoy them, merely because it feels like too much effort?

Do you still enjoy gaming? Do you bother to play a lot of different games, or do you just stick to a couple old reliables & don't bother with the rest? What about the classics? Have you played them all? Do you even want to play them all? If not, don't you feel like you're missing out? Is FOMO a concern when gaming for you? Is FOMO a concern in other forms of media, like films or anime or whatever else?

Do you ever have the need to prove yourself when gaming? Does a sense of pride or validation from straining yourself ever factor into how effectively you're able to enjoy yourself? Do you care about how well you do, even if it's in a non-competitive experience like a single player game? Are you like me and, at least in a subtle way, push yourself so you can meet your own standards and therefore feel better than other people because of how good you think you are?

Do you find your skills degrading as time goes on? Are there certain genres, or games, that you simply couldn't see yourself as playing anymore?

Did you ever waste a lot of time playing stuff you didn't enjoy? Do you still find yourself doing this? If so, do you feel as if that has partially hindered your ability to derive satisfaction from the past time? Do you feel anhedonia is inevitable? If so, do you feel as if anhedonia becomes a new normal & that it will forever hang over you like a dark rain cloud, even outside of gaming?
R: 14 / I: 7

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).
R: 18 / I: 3

Gamer Gear General

This is a thread about anything related to gaming gear.

>pc components

>consoles
>keyboards
>mice
>headphones
>gamepads
>joysticks
>racing wheels
>monitors
>chairs

Bought a new gay-ass rainbow keyboard? Tell us about it.
R: 37 / I: 8
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.
R: 183 / I: 2

Video Game Trailers

Post your favorite video game teasers/trailers
R: 7 / I: 2
How is that nobody has make a thread about this yet?

Well. A good trailer is finally out, what wizzies think of it? They like what they see?
R: 47 / I: 29

Coolest game locations

What locations in games do you wish were real or wish you could see for real? What reason do you want to see that place be real?
R: 30 / I: 3

“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/
R: 13 / I: 0

will this game be trash like BF5

does anyone think that this game is going to be a garbage fire like battle field 5
R: 312 / I: 52

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
R: 3 / I: 0
theres a thing called openra it lets you play red alert for free its p good
https://www.openra.net/
R: 0 / I: 0

Sitekick

This game was popular on YTV in the 2000s in Canada. Does anyone remember this game or know of it? There's a remastered version being worked on, it's currently in a closed beta.
R: 50 / I: 2

Undertale

So what other Wizards think about it? Personally I played it completly and I liked it.
R: 75 / I: 45

Cataclysm DDA

this is my personal cataclysm blog you can post in here too about your cataclysm related blogs
would appreciate advice for my cataclysm related adventures and blog comments


>Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a turn-based survival game set in a post-apocalyptic world. Struggle to survive in a harsh, persistent, procedurally generated world. Scavenge the remnants of a dead civilization for food, equipment, or, if you are lucky, a vehicle with a full tank of gas to get you the hell out of Dodge. Fight to defeat or escape from a wide variety of powerful monstrosities, from zombies to giant insects to killer robots and things far stranger and deadlier, and against the others like yourself, that want what you have…
R: 2 / I: 0
animal crossing pocket camp thread - best mobile game currently.

also general mobile game thread, which mobile games have a steady MMO grind without the need to spend real money, pocket camp is broke neet friendly.

i'm a 32 year old man, this game is not gay so inb4 gay.
R: 4 / I: 0

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
R: 80 / I: 2

Orignal Xbox General

The Sixth Generation was my most nostalgic generation and its the only generation where I owned every major console Playstation,Gamecube,Dreamcast,and Xbox.

The Xbox was my favorite of the four and I was wondering if anyone else here has memories of or still owns this console.
I would also like to know your favorite games on the console.

My list would be:
1. BattleFront 2
2. Halo 2
3. KOTOR 2
4. HALO
5. GTA San Andreas
R: 19 / I: 1

fair use?

is it okay for one to make a doujin game based on existing franchise as a portofolio and takes no commercial profit?
what does this falls under? education, parody?

just asking to make sure

thank you very much
R: 302 / I: 34

Free Game Deals

This is a thread for sharing free game deals you find on the Internet.
Not free games, but specifically promos or ways of getting legit keys of otherwise non-free games.

You can get Watch Dogs for free if you install Uplay (Ubisoft's platform), launch it and click on the banner advertisement.
It's unclear how long this promo will last.
R: 5 / I: 1
This is the worst retro game of all time, it can barely even be considered a game.
R: 166 / I: 27

RuneScape

Any runescape players, in particular OldSchool players around?

Just curious what others think of the game, or what you're up to. I've been working on an account thats 2.1k total levels now and the game is a lil stale, I've never really dabbled in bossing or pvp and I'm mainly just an afker and skiller. Considering making an ironman or something
R: 18 / I: 5

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.
R: 89 / I: 83

Underground PC gaming

Post obscure / lesser know games. No AAA, no DLC milking, no micro-transactions, no exploitation.
R: 12 / I: 0
I want to remove a community ban i got on steam 5 years ago. the mods wont unban me whithout even giving a reason. its annoying because i managed to get a friend group on a game i play. i neeed to get mod permissions myself to unban my account i think anyone know how to do that? theres nothing online about reversing account bans on the internet at all. ever
R: 22 / I: 3

PSP puzzle games/ improving intelligence with video games

I'm such a low IQ subhuman. I fucking hate myself. I want to die.
I'm wasting away, I feel like my brain is further deteriorating every day.

I want to do something about this, but can't into math or logic unfortunately.

Is there a way to improve this with video games?

I got my PSP out recently and found it quite enjoyable to play the puzzle game 'Ecoshift'.

Are there any similar games? It doesn't have to be for the PSP but would be preferred because I don't have all the distractions on there I would have on my computer or phone.

thanks
R: 90 / I: 15
I guess there's LGBTQ+ game sales on steam now…                                                                                                                       
R: 18 / I: 0

Games with communities

Over the last few days I've been reading up on World of warcraft drama. Different guilds which fell apart (often due to succubi) and how various guilds fell from grace and disbanded. It reminded me of a time when guilds were a thing and people made friends with randoms in game and adventured together. It's made me wonder if any games exist today which still have a social aspect at all. Has discord destroyed in game communities and text chat to the point where it's possible?
R: 29 / I: 5

Best PSP games

What were the best, more immersive games for PSP i can download. Good storyline, lots of gameplay, good soundtrack and such
R: 59 / I: 12

want to play games but don't because installing them is too big of a pain

i 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.
i was also thinking of doing STALKER SoC, but same story there, i read the readme file for the Zone Reclamation Project and yawned. i don't give a fuck about your 15 step process bitch! bitch!

you know something i've always wondered is WHY DON'T THESE RETARDS PUT PRE-PATCHED, PRE-MODDED SHIT UP ON TORRENT SITES?

what the fuck? i remember new english patches coming out for shin megami tensei games coming out, and instead of giving me a pre-patched ROM, i have to go get some software and patch it myself, are you kidding me dude? just put the pre-patched shit up in the first place.

you know what i'll do instead of jumping through hoops like some animal? i'll just not fucking play it. ahahaha seriously. if i have to do more than 15 minutes of installation, if i have to watch youtube guides or whatever, i'm not playing it!



>"hey dude i got this list of MUST HAVE mods!"

oh yeah? zip em up for me dude, i'm ready to have a go.
>"no dude, you have to go to 17 different websites and install them yourself. ETA 6 hours. oh by the way, you have to get this specific version of the game. yeahh, so you have to take your file of the game, install the official update from the official site, then, install this fan update that brings it to version .9, then install this complete overhaul update. then you can start installing all the mods on my list."
how about instead of having me do all that shit you just upload it pre-patched and pre-modded and ready to go? why are you having people download useless versions of the game?
>"WTF DUDE GO BACK TO CONSOLE YOU'RE SO LAZY JESUS. btw there's a 10% chance that even after all that work that the game might just refuse to run if you're on windows 7 or 10."

this "strawman" is unironically the current state of Battle for Middle Earth 2 Age of the Ring mod.

oh, wait.
https://www.moddb.com/mods/the-horse-lords-a-total-modification-for-bfme/downloads/age-of-the-ring-version-41-standalone
LOL as of 20 days ago they actually used their brains and uploaded a pre-patched, pre-modded version of the game!
this is perfect and exactly what I had hoped for. i'm really glad I decided to make this thread because it prompted me to look into this.
NOW, FINALLY, i can play Battle for Middle Earth 2 without a 25 step, 4 hour long process of trial and error.
i'm in a really good mood now.

BUT, HEY, just because this one game did it right (finally after years of being retarded) doesn't mean there isn't THOUSANDS exactly like it.
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Minecraft severs for Wizards?

I still have really good memories of this game but all the small servers that I played on are dead. Anyone else here in the same boat? Also gib sever address if you can.
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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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Nintendo Switch

Discuss the Nintendo Switch and its games here. Feel free to share friend codes with other wizzies.
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Dragon Court and Star Dart

I remember I used to go to this site called 'ffiends'/"Fred's Friends" or something like that that had a bunch of cool games like Star Dart, Dragon Court, Bugz, etc.. I can't find it anymore. Anyone else remember this? Are all the sites now dead? Are they really gone forever?
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How to get back into enjoying videogames

I'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.
Wasnt sure if I should have posted here on this board but if mods want to move it to the other board it's fine.
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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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Movie Based Games

Does 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?
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Post in this thread whenever you finish a game you feel like talking about.

Other one's basically full, so might as well create a new one. OP length needs to be at least 75 characters long, which is why I'm adding this pointless extra sentence.
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Games you're currently playing

I 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.
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MOBA with no friends?

IDK much about MOBAs other than they were the peak genre a couple of years back. I used to really enjoy RTS especially the combat. And I understand that MOBAs grew out of the hero battles from Warcraft 3. So I thought this would be the best one for me, since I know the Starcraft and Warcraft characters.

From the YT vids I've been watching it seems really team-based and voice-based. But then I saw people complaining that no one uses the voice chat.

If I just want to be a loner who fights bad guys, can I do Moba? Or is it neccesary to join teams/clans whatever, be friends, coordinate closely?
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Video Game Music

Least thread >>28403
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Hisoutensoku

are any wizzies interested in playing this 2hu fightan?
i wanna play but dunno many wizzies who play it
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Touhou

For 2hu shmups
im trying to finish IN, marisa keeps raping my runs, dont have brainpower to process whats happening
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Goddamn Vidya

Goddamn 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.
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(in my opinion) one of the most timeless games and probably the only good thing besides L4D valve has released. it genuinely makes me sad to see valve neglect it with every update getting smaller and fewer between.
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ampere gpus

What is your current idea on them? Will you be buying them when they come out?
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among us wiz edition 1

There's an unvirgin(impostor) among us!

This thread is to organize a game of Among us among us wizards(heh)
How? First, someone who is interested in playing makes a post and if 3 more wizards follow with a reply a person can host and share a code. Simple as that.

For those of you who don't have the game, you just have to download from one of these links and that's all you will need to play it online:

https://mega.nz/file/sYtGnCiQ#Cm5t8Vbk9BIM2xCISJTULZJ37_cjGqXEdPjGaOqVM14

https://1fichier.com/?v92jme29b2j39q9auhlk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hh-fyTsh1fKS5VrRvLN9O9iVgZH44saC/view

https://megaup.net/2ggkz/Among.Us.v2020.12.9s.rar


The links are from igg-games, btw.
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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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Flash games are gone by 2020

http://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/downloads/

I found a pretty cool thing that lets you play flash games regardless adobe stops supporting flash or whatever. This isn't perfect but it's better than nothing.
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odin sphere is the first game in a long time that i played for more than 5 hours in one sitting
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Should I get a new gen console or a gaming PC based on the fact that I only enjoy a select few games. No offense, but I'd rope myself before playing a lot of the stuff you like. Maybe I need to broaden my tastes because I used to enjoy a lot more games as a kid but I really can't bring myself to give a fuck about most games.

Games I like:
Manhunt
Bully
VTMB
Fallout
Fable
SotC
RE4
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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.
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Good Shovelware Games

What’s a shovelware/shitty licensed title that you like even though it’s bad? For me it’s probably Garfield’s Fun Fest for the DS. I have a lot of fun replaying it, and I like the Garfield health mechanic with you needing to find food to keep garfield alive as his health slowly ticks down.
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Cyberpunk 2077

We're only a few days away now from the release.

If you're playing on the XB1 you can try changing your location setting to New Zealand to play early. Apparently this has worked in the past for some players of games like AC: Valhalla.
https://www.cyberpunk.net/us/en/
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Gaming Addiction

Does anyone struggle with gaming addictions?

What are some ways to overcome them?
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Tree of Savior

does anyone here play it?
i started playing again and it's fun, a lot of content was added since it came out
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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.
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General Gaming Thread 2

Let's discuss anything related to video games that don't deserve their own threads.

Previous: >>47331
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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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Hikikomori Games

Post games that center around a hikki, old and new alike. They can even be based off a random anime, as long as they're hikki related

https://ryan-nein.itch.io/hermit-home-designer
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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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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.
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What was your family's first home computer?
Do you still possess any of the hardware or software?
Did you have subscriptions to related magazines?
What were your top fives games and did you ever learn BASIC?
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Ass. Creed Valhalla

Why do some people hate Assassin's Creed Valhalla so much? Sure, it's a bad game, but some people take their reviews too far.