Digital Decay Of 2000's PC Game DRM by Drewski in PCGaming

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OMG, SIM Theme Park! This is so nostalgic! I remember playing this back in the day. It was such a classic. Compared to The SIMS we have now, it's amazing to see how much more advanced and feature-packed the newer version is. I especially loved the building part of this game.

God of War Ragnarök on PC requires a PSN account by Drewski in PCGaming

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You Can't Play Steam Games In Your New Tesla Anymore by Drewski in PCGaming

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What's wrong with this particular article?

You Can't Play Steam Games In Your New Tesla Anymore by Drewski in PCGaming

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I see kotaku is still a shit stain upon humanity.

You Can't Play Steam Games In Your New Tesla Anymore by Drewski in PCGaming

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Digital Decay Of 2000's PC Game DRM by Drewski in PCGaming

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This stunning AMD-powered gaming PC uses Japanese Kumiko techniques by Drewski in PCGaming

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The new Ubisoft and getting gamers comfortable with not owning their games by Drewski in PCGaming

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Valve ends Steam support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 by Drewski in PCGaming

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PC is better than console, everyone knows that by Drewski in PCGaming

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Personal opinion then. I just tend to play them more on console than I do PC (though I used to play Delta Force on PC all the time).

PC is better than console, everyone knows that by Drewski in PCGaming

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My friend, FPS's are 100% better on PC with mouse and keyboard, everyone knows that.

PC is better than console, everyone knows that by Drewski in PCGaming

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Yes. My PC is better than a console. However, there are certain games I'd rather play on a console and vice versa (e.g. I prefer FPS's and driving sims on a console, but BG3 is way better on a PC).

AMD's aiming to make Starfield their debut FSR 3 game by Drewski in PCGaming

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Metro 2033 author Dmitry Glukhovsky sentenced to 8 years in prison for criticizing Russia's invasion of Ukraine by Drewski in PCGaming

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Fortunately for Glukhovsky, he is not actually in Russia, and was sentenced in absentia. His current whereabouts are unknown.

BattleBit Remastered is dominating Steam because there's no catch: it's just a lot of game for $15 by Drewski in PCGaming

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Haven't heard of it, but I'll check it out. I've been completely addicted to Potion Craft. I lose hours on it.

Star Wars Jedi Survivor modder ridicules Respawn by fixing crucial issues by himself by Drewski in PCGaming

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The System Shock remake is excellent - and Nightdive's most ambitious work yet by Drewski in PCGaming

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Cyberpunk 2077 And The Witcher Veterans Are Forming A New Studio Called Blank by Drewski in PCGaming

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Redfall review-in-progress: It's not great, folks by Drewski in PCGaming

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Sony confirms more PC ports are coming, because it's making a ton of money by Drewski in PCGaming

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Video on the prevalence of cheating in Escape from Tarkov by Drewski in PCGaming

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PC gamers are getting fed up with one shoddy port after another by Drewski in PCGaming

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Why Steam Deck Is One of the Most Significant PC Gaming Moments in Years by Drewski in PCGaming

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DOOM The Way It Was Meant To Be Played, v1.1 & DOS With Triple Monitor. by Drewski in PCGaming

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13 Ways To End Lousy PC Ports in 2023 - Improved Settings, Smoother Gameplay, Essential Features by Drewski in PCGaming

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl - Official 'Come to Me' Gameplay Trailer by Drewski in PCGaming

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The Last of Us is officially coming to PC on March 3rd, 2023 by Drewski in PCGaming

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The Last of Us is officially coming to PC on March 3rd, 2023

2023/3/3

It's zombie time!

The Last of Us is officially coming to PC on March 3rd, 2023 by Drewski in PCGaming

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“Just a bunch of idiots having fun”—a photo history of the LAN party by Drewski in PCGaming

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Perfect Dark has been fully decompiled, making PC ports and mods possible by Drewski in PCGaming

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That's one of my favorite games of all time, and probably the one I have the most play time on.

Perfect Dark has been fully decompiled, making PC ports and mods possible by Drewski in PCGaming

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Take2 has submitted a DMCA request to remove all VR mods for their games by Drewski in PCGaming

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Mod DB Newsletter - Top 10 Mods of 2021 by Drewski in PCGaming

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VTMB Unofficial Patch looks good!
WOAH! The Black Mesa - Blue Shift patch was released?? So cool!

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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Strategy-wise, I thoroughly enjoy Endless Legends and the Crusader Kings series. I tried many times getting into Civ but I just can't. I think it's because it uses nations that HAVE existed, but puts them completely out of context. I've been replaying XCOM a lot, and the Mount & Blade games are simply ENDLESS fun to me, although that's got a lot of action in it.

I've played a lot of Galactic Civilizations III but it quickly turns into a completely unnecessary clickfest, which they have never fixed, so I gave up on that even though I wasn't done with the game. Maybe GC IV, which is Early Access on Epic, will be better.

I used to be a big counter-strike players (from 1999 to 2017 or so) but I'm done with that. I have enjoyed such highly stressful games in the past, including Playerunknown's Battleground and dying light, but I can't stomach them anymore. I'm worried about a heart attack.

But I can do DayZ. That and Hunt: Showdown are pretty much my maximum stress level. That latter title is one of my favorite games at the moment but I hardly ever play because my usual partner isn't available to play anymore for whatever reason.

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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On Steam I have 5k hours in Civ V and Civ VI, 1K in Borderlands 2 and presequel, and about 800 in all the Half Life games. Drops off pretty rapidly from there, down to a bunch of games I haven't even opened.

Started playing Minecraft a few weeks after Notch started dev in 2009, and probably have more than a year in game.

Out of all the games on the PS4, GTA V is way ahead, with RDR2 and DayZ as 2 and 3. Mainly play GTA online, but in a single player session via the lowered MTU. Am only a 199 at 50 days, as I didn't transfer my PS3 character over.

Twisted Insurrection is a critically acclaimed, standalone modification based on the Command & Conquer™ Tiberian Sun™ engine.

https://www.moddb.com/games/cc-generals-zero-hour

Shattered Paradise is an expansion for Tiberian Sun on OpenRA - https://www.moddb.com/mods/shattered-paradise

If you like the old Command and Conquer games, these are pretty easy to install, with single player and multi online. Quite a few other games too.

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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You?

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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I play on PC and play pretty much everything ( have over 1,000 games on Steam ) except twitch-reflex shooters. I'm just too old and sick for those.

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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I used to have a server for a game awhile back, but it was all adults, except for maybe 1 or 2 kids under 40. Pretty fun times.

A limited number and type of game is probably okay for young kids, but you'd really have to be picky, and limit their play time. They should spend most of their time in the real world.

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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Favorite games? And platforms?

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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I play games. A lot. I have a physical disability or more depending how you count it / them, and I can do basically nothing all day. Strategy games help me retain a modicum of concentration, shooter games help me keep my CNS response time close to normal, etc.

So while I agree that they can be and often are toxic to kids, let's not forget that PARENTS don't have time to care for said kids and that is a major reason why games are abused in such a way.

Nothing is ever so simple that you can point at one thing and say, yeah, THAT is the cause. Even Jews. They use people's weakness, so the people are partly responsible for what the Jews do to them.

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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Yea, lobotomize kids.

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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They serve a purpose.

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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I have been playing AC Valhalla and I was surprised my Ubisoft account was gone. I didn't have any games on it but there were old points and perks and things. Guess that explains that.

Anytime you don't have a locally workable copy of something, you don't own it.

I don't know if they still do it, but Comcast did the exact same thing as Ubisoft. Any videos you "bought," are gone if you go a year without an active account. That's not really buying something.

Oh and my Apple music is all gone on a personal note. That was a waste.

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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Or just don't play them? lol

Ubisoft deletes gamer's account, locking him out of all game purchases by Drewski in PCGaming

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I wish I could erase those stupid fucking video games from history.

No Dayz sub by Brewdabier in PCGaming

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I think a lot of us are too old to competitively play multiplayer shooters against younger players. Only so much I want to be murdered by pre-teens.

GTA 6 is reportedly in development hell, Red Dead Redemption Remastered coming to PC by Drewski in PCGaming

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it's crazy, gta5 came out in 2013, that company rockstar really fell apart

IT risk consultant says New World devs "should be ashamed of themselves" for code injection vulnerability by Drewski in PCGaming

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I know guys that threw shit into their code so if they ever get fired their code will self destruct. I remember one guy that had his code check for his user ID in /etc/password. If it was missing his code wouldn't work. Well one day the new boss fired him. The new boss was gone in a week and he was back. That was way back when in the simple days. Just think all the places you could put in code to make sure you are still around now. Front end, back end, middleware, database, etc.

FYI on steam gaming platform, it's a data mine. by leo in PCGaming

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uMatrix allows you to block individual elements on a page.

FYI on steam gaming platform, it's a data mine. by leo in PCGaming

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You don't own any games.

It's been that way for a couple decade now, all windows from SOS and Windows 1.01 to W 10. Read the EULA, all software is just borrowed and you paid to use it not own it. As for data tracking mouse movements I know Google Analytics does not track more than 500 events per session. I do however know the company I worked for could track company mouse,keyboard and even knew when your webcam was on. Also scientific games would deduct pay if you were surfing the web.

Activision releases online-only PC game without online content, cracked in one day by Drewski in PCGaming

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GREAT NEWS!!! =D

Oh and fuck the pedo B0bb13 K0t1ck and 4ct1v1s10n.

Nvidia now requires vendors to specify TGP in laptop specs by rik_1088 in PCGaming

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True, but any other consumer products people need not concern themselves with. Especially if it's experimental and alters your gene code. Consumers should consume product! They should eat zee bugs, and under coercion, consent to the injections!

UK politician's effort to outlaw PC component scalping gains steam by rik_1088 in PCGaming

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The article mentions that the bill is unlikely to become law, and if it did, it would only cover PC parts. However it is a good start in protecting customers from these pactices.

Nvidia now requires vendors to specify TGP in laptop specs by rik_1088 in PCGaming

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Definitely the right move. Consumers need to know what real-world performance they can expect out of the devices they buy.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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oh it disgusts me whenever i think about all the shit they do to honest customers.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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i hear what your saying, im planning on switching back to console unless they pull some severe bullshit. pretty much everything i liked about pc is gone, between invasive drms, internet requirements, and hardware lockouts. theyve taken away just about every reason i switched to it, after the xbox 360 days. those were the things that brought me to pc and granted i really have gotten up to the last second, out of my rig. but if i were to upgrade again, i would start running into all the problems that i switched to pc to get away from (ive read about them, from other's experience). so im going to probably switch back to console, the ease of use was nice. 'and unless' they severely fuck it up, witch i dont put above them. ill probably get a ps5, maybe a xbox but i doubt it. i want the backwards compatibility of the ps5 cause they had quite a few good single player games last gen. but pc gaming isnt what it was when i fist got into it. and honestly i got into the final good days of pc gaming far as i can tell.

Is an AMD Opteron 4234 with an RX580 good? by LibrebootBuilder in PCGaming

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The Opteron seems to have similar performance to modern CPUs so I think you'll be okay:

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4460-vs-AMD-Opteron-4234

Props for taking your privacy back.

Crusader Kings: 2.0 Review | You can (Not) Afford | Family Edition™ (16mins SsethTzeentach) by Tiwaking in PCGaming

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It can be one of the awesomest experiences in all of gaming. I don't recommend splashing the $400 or so that Paradox asks for the full version, though.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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But it is indeed a constant, that the pirated copy can be relied on while the legal should never be depended upon wholly. At least piracy will preserve these games for the future, while DRM prevents or slows doing that.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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Yes, piracy can be the answer to the shitty DRM, and I've heard of cases where the pirated version actually runs better than the store version of the game. I mean come on, that is some real bullshit right there. How can a paying customer have a worse experience with the game than someone who "steals" the game. So while I haven't pirated a game myself in years, I can totally understand why it is still very much alive (apart from older games getting gimped because of music licensing - GTA SA, IV). Maybe the best thing is to buy a game and then just run a pirated copy: you still support the devs and not have to deal with all the crap around it. Same goes for movies btw. The games I play are not really suitable to play on anything other than PC so changing systems won't really work for me personally. I just name Kerbal Space Program, Rimworld, Motorsport Manager (these are the games I play the most). And I haven't even mentioned modding, which makes these games 100x better. So for me, PC is still the way to go, and if DRM really becomes a problem I'll just dust off my eye-patch and raise the sails again ;) Sry for the walls of text, still having some issues with formatting.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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Be very careful with the laptop's heating. It may make or break, so do research. Find other people who own that laptop and ask them about it.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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I have no issues with piracy and prefer it exists any day over being abolished, but it's indeed ridiculous when buying the game doesn't get you to dodge all of this stuff while piracy lets you.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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I come from a background where piracy is rampant. (It still is where I live). I can't see any reason why pirated games Just Work but then DRM'd games require what they require. And yes, IAPs turn me off as well. How nice to see PC games have both of those.

Now, the most cautious way to actually be satisfied with a legit game is to buy it years after the fact, and hope any updates don't screw it over. A faint hope though.

Though I don't think PC has an advantage when it comes to the games itself as you point out. Those gem indie games are also present on Android and Switch, and having an Android phone can be a boon if you fight past the shovelware on Google Play's displays.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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Indeed, game consoles and the mobile market are even worse. As for Steam games removing Red Shell, what else do they have tucked in that they're not telling us.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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Well, DRM and also microtransactions are not solely bounded to PC gaming, consoles and mobile seem to have the same issues with this. Redshell ruined the Total War series for me, those cheeky bastards even put it in their older games (Empire, Napoleon). I wrote a bad review on the Steam for this reason, and the devs happily reported back that they removed it from their games. It shouldn't have been there in the first place!

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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DRM and microtransactions are the main factors of what turns me off to PC gaming. I'm happy with classic Quake and Doom. Also don't forget some of these titles came integrated with spyware (look up Red Shell).

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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Be careful with cheap laptops, you get exactly what you pay for..

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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PC is the best hardware for video gaming, you can avoid all of these platforms , just open the "fit girl repacks" website.

http://fitgirl-repacks.site/

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

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Most games that have come out in the past 5 years have been overpriced over hyped steaming piles of dog shite

I bet in a few years we will have to join a monthly subscription service like Spotify just to play most games, which will be online only and full of microtransactions.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Appreciate it. I built one before but that was years ago. So it's definitely a possibility. I had been thinking of just picking up a $300 laptop. I'll see about pricing out my options this month.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

[–]VantaFount 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If you feel like building a PC instead of buying one, we now have /s/BuildaPC. I'd be glad to help.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

[–]Vigte 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

PC is getting loads of PSN and XBLN knockoffs

I think this has to do with the "quantity over quality", the flooding of the market who see it as a huge opportunity.

To do any modding these days, half the editors, half the mod tools, even the mods themselves often times, are available exclusively on steam.

Or cost an arm and a leg... I mod for personal preference - and there's only so much you can do without a 3d modelling studio or specialized file extension stuff... very frustrating.

Most games are either valve steam exclusive, epic steam exclusive, ubisoft steam exclusive, you simply don't have a choice in the matter.

Similar to how things like oil industry developed. Just the consolidation of properties and cash.

And yet, I don't think these gems are enough to make the PC significantly more tolerable when it comes to games.

They USED to be... but I agree, the quality is declining and the choices are being either ported quickly to other platforms or just ripped-off, copies of copies of copies, etc.

Personally, I see it as the developers no longer being accountable for the things they produce. The major "triple A" studios now have so much money that they can produce crap and it won't matter. 20 years ago, if Westwood put out a single crappy game, they would have gone bankrupt, but now... "eh, we can absorb the loss of a few million fans".

The gaming industry is something I've focused on, while searching for real world examples of "how much money, is too much".

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I need to get a PC so I can play Caesar 3 again. It’s not available on Mac. Now that was the pinnacle of gaming along with Warcraft and Starcraft of course.

Anybody getting sick of games on PC? by Lambdadelta in PCGaming

[–]NoOil 8 insightful - 2 fun8 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Haven't bought a "triple AY game" in years, all I buy is Indie titles nowadays. Seems like those devs are the only ones who care about making a great game, with money coming second. Also I think that if you get the right game, you get your moneys worth and then some. I got a couple of games I bought for $20,- or less, and got several 100's of hours out of them. No ragret's ;) I think this is where PC clearly has the advantage over console gaming. DRM can be an issue, and I don't think it's something we'll get rid of. But IMO the biggest cancer in gaming today are the "micro-transactions". I think there is just one situation where those are allowed, and that is in F2P games. Any game you BUY shouldn't have any form of transactions in them. It's a disgusting system, and only there to get people hooked into spending way more money than the game is worth. Do your research before buying a game, instead of buying into the hype. But I guess the people who come here already know that ;)

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

[–]NoOil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This topic is 8 months old, and still no one has mentioned Rimworld. How is that possible? xD

A 20 Year Old DOOM Record Was Finally Broken by sawboss in PCGaming

[–]barrybulsara 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

3 minutes in and we're still being told what speedruns are... Can't finish it.

Morrowind (The Elder Scrolls III) is free today only at Bethesda.net by VantaFount in PCGaming

[–]Stoner 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

dice rolls to determine if I even hit or not.

It only works if the player doesn't have to do manual aiming. The Borderlands series is guilty of this as well.

Morrowind (The Elder Scrolls III) is free today only at Bethesda.net by VantaFount in PCGaming

[–]Farseli 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Pretty sure I already have a few copies, including an old GOTY edition on discs, but good to know!

I just haven't been able to get back into Morrowind after experiencing life after dice rolls to determine if I even hit or not.

The Outer Worlds is going to be exclusive on Epic Store. Will you be buying it? by VantaFount in PCGaming

[–]VantaFount[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I personally refuse to buy into the Epic store, so I'll either buy it on Steam after the exclusivity period ends.....and demand a sale price; Or I'll pirate it during the exclusivity period. Admittedly I will buy the game when it becomes available on Steam because I love single player RPGs and I want to see more made.
But I won't buy it through Epic.
Sadly I have to say the same about Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, which is a damn shame because I absolutely love the original.

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

[–]IamtheNipple 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Hollow Knight is a great Metroidvania if you're into that.

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

[–]Lambdadelta 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

(Huh, the topic is 5 months old)

Ah, VVVVVV must be mentioned. Game is short, simple, sweet and difficult (although not all that tough). In addition, the game has a level editor, which means you can download levels from the distractionware forums. If you don't want the main campaign and want the custom levels (or just want to get an idea of the game), the Make and Play Edition is available completely free of charge.

Also the soundtrack is one of the best retro chiptune OST you could listen to.

FYI on steam gaming platform, it's a data mine. by leo in PCGaming

[–]Lambdadelta 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

know what games you play

That's a given with time tracking and their "social stuff," but according to a recent news, they're exposed in such a way that Epic can harvest them in the background. And to be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if it was intentional.

You don't own any games for real

As a DRM solution themselves, they can also enforce this idea by denying you from playing if they can't log you in for whatever reason (offline "mode" broken, your account deleted, etc), while claiming it's to fight piracy.

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

[–]P4prik4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Isometric work? If so dofus and wakfu are 2d ish

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Evermore makes a new map every day. It's fun to try and get them under 20 mins, or under 10 mins if you're an expert ;)

But it's a completely random new map, every day, forever. Plus it's just a well-made game

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

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Nice, creeper world looks pretty epic. I'll give it a go.

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

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Yeah Civ 4 might be 3D. If it is I substitute Alpha Centauri. Cool man, happy lofi gaming.

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

[–]Tom_Bombadil 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

[–]MysticViolence[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wow, thanks for the list! I'll definitely check some of these out.

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

[–]MysticViolence[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Civ 4 isn't 2d is it? Thanks for the suggestions though, Stardew Valley looks nice.

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Dungeon Keeper is fun, I might have to check out KeeperRL

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Factorio is the best game, I was playing it last night actually.

Also this is a good free flash game that I really enjoy playing on vacation and stuff. It's strategy based and you have to build a network to take over the level, it's kind of like factorio in that regard: http://onemorelevel.com/game/creeper_world_evermore

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

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Factorio, CIvilization 4, Stardew Valley

Can anyone recommend me some 2d games? by MysticViolence in PCGaming

[–]Mnemonic 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

  • Space Chem http://www.zachtronics.com/spacechem/ [same maker has a bunch of other games I'll most likely try out this winter] Hard to explain though the title covers it.

  • TIS-100 http://www.zachtronics.com/tis-100/ [oh heh, didn't know it was the same maker, could have figured though] A puzzle game in which you have to write some sort of assembly(er) only with multiple processors. It's about a spy/encryption machine and has a need little story and hidden objectives (also a pretty extensive manual)

  • Slay The Spire https://www.megacrit.com/press/#factsheet [early access but still very playable, weekly updates/challenges] A deck building rogue-like (don't worry, all the cards come with the game). Very addictive when you die, but when you succeed you either choose another character or let it lie for a couple of weeks

  • Into the breach https://subsetgames.com/itb.html [From the makers of FTL (check that one out too, very nice)] Puzzle time-travel turn based strategy/puzzle game. Save humanity (or not) over and over again (rogue-like elements)

  • KeeperRL http://keeperrl.com/ [also early access, sometimes Linux support breaks for a couple of weeks] It's a rogue-like DUNGEON KEEPER like game, only nice 2d with optional ascii sprites (but the default sprites are awesome 2d art). Very enjoyable. Build the ultimate evil lair!

  • Sunless sea http://www.failbettergames.com/sunless/ [There is a sequel Sunless skies or something, but haven't played that one] An atmospheric story driven game, nice art and cool lovecraftian vibes. Gets dull after a few days, but when it's a stormy night it's very enjoyable.

  • Caves of Qud http://www.cavesofqud.com/ [nethack+++++++++++] Very nice science fantasy RPG & roguelike epic. It’s set in a far future that’s deeply simulated, richly cultured, and rife with sentient plants.

  • Paper Please http://www.papersplea.se/ [Be ready for feels] A dictatorship border-guard simulator

  • Darkest Dungeon https://www.darkestdungeon.com/ [indie with some DLCs] As the url implies a Lovecraftian rogue-like, hire people, keep them fed, happy and SANE while delving into the pit's of what lurks beyond hell.

  • Don't starve https://www.klei.com/games/dont-starve [There is a multiplayer version (Don't starve together)] A surreal survival/craft game, don't die/starve because starting over is a PAIN (unless you unlocked a new character).

That should give you something todo! Some of the games already made it to mobile or even switch platforms!

FYI on steam gaming platform, it's a data mine. by leo in PCGaming

[–]leo[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Wow good point, I know reddit just went to that model. Any way to block it?