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Giant game pack sorting stream

Itch.io had a gigantic game pack for sale a week or so ago, that ended up coming to 1700+ games. The majority of this stuff looked like games I wasn’t interested in, but there were some promising ones. I was going to attempt to filter through these on a livestream to see which ones I was interested in, and which I would pass on if people are interested. This will of course be to my own tastes (you can see those in my games list video ), but I’ll explain my rationale. In any event, some people may want to check the video afterwards at the end and see what I whittled down the list to. 

I originally thought I would be able to do this in one sitting, but that was back when it was “only” 700 games. I’ll just go at it for a few hours and see how many I get through. If you’re interested, it will be at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast at 5PM UTC on June 20th.

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I've been doing the same thing for a while now too and I really think you're underestimating how many items are on that list. Even if you only spend around 30 seconds on average per item, it'll take you about 14.5 hours to get through them all.

 

Also a fair warning: a lot of them are not video games. There are many that are PDFs of table-top RPG rules, short stories, comics, art asset or sound effect packs for game creators and soundtracks.

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They'll never stop the Game Dungeon, have no fear, we have stories for you.

"You don't get to bring friends."

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This is music for my ears. This is the EXACT content I would like to see as a filler whose purpose is to keep the channel alive while working on The Movie:

  1. Takes literally zero effort to produce, because no editing
  2. Is something Ross wanted/needed to do anyway
  3. Is something Ross enjoys.

The cherry on top is that it's also

 

     4. Original

     5. Useful.

Come the full moon, the bat flies whose boiling blood shall stem the tide.

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9 hours ago, Xrott said:

Even if you only spend around 30 seconds on average per item, it'll take you about 14.5 hours to get through them all.

 

Oh I think I'll be able to spend a lot less than that.  It'll be tricky predicting my average though, since I bet a lot of them will get 2-3 seconds, but others could be up to a minute.  The short ones I think will outnumber the longer ones.   No idea if I'll get it done in one sitting though.

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3 hours ago, ConsoleGamer said:

Will there be an archived video on YouTube? 

There always is.

Come the full moon, the bat flies whose boiling blood shall stem the tide.

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Well, this turned out just as fun as I thought.

Some highlights:

 

21:44

NOPE

 

1:24:30

a $100 game

 

1:33:34

Grindhouse

 

1:43:36

> Game with no music
> Instruction how to play: “turn on some good music”

 

2:02:15

“No, not that kind of game”

 

“I like textures”

 

“Effort went into this” is pretty much a death sentence

 

 

Ross’s brutally honest takes:

 

56:00

Game: STARDROP tells a genuine heart-felt story about a long lost starship, its crew and one individual in particular.
Ross: The ‘heartfelt story’ ratcheted it down. If it wasn’t for that ‘heartfelt story’, this might be a winner.

 

57:34

Ross: I don’t like your music but I hope you make enough money to not die

 

1:17:28

Game: Timothy succumbs to the darkness
Ross: Timothy looks like he doesn’t care

 

1:22:22

Ross: This is a game where, you know, people discuss, like, ‘Oh, are games art?’ Well, this one is, but I’m not sure it’s something I want to play
> 1:23:14 “All games are art, but some are the equivalent of shit smeared onto a canvas” (c) xlLambylx

 

1:40:09

Game: It is an autobiographical representation of some of my experiences being mentally ill.
Everybody experiences mental illness and trauma differently. This game is representative of some of my experiences, and no one else's
Ross: Off-colored people just walking around having coffee

 

1:41:14

Game: A serial visual novel/mech brawler about four gay disasters beating up neonazis in giant  robots made of meat. “Wild, melancholy, funny, and willing to take absolutely none of your shit.” – Wired
Ross: Just a bunch of grumpy looking people with their arms fold

 

2:54:48

Game: Remember me
Ross: I’d rather play another one

 

3:28:16

Game: Come back
Ross: Probably won’t

 

3:52:12

Ross: the Pringles Man drops acid

 

 

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11:09

“Take a shot for every game Ross likes and you will be stone cold sober by the end” (c) fuwawafu

Edited by ScumCoder (see edit history)

Come the full moon, the bat flies whose boiling blood shall stem the tide.

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I should say that Space Between (35:06) and Secret Little Haven (2:21:42) are actually rather well crafted psychological games, although definitely not to Ross’s taste. Here are good reviews from another two of my favorite youtubers:

Space Between
Secret Little Haven
 

Other games that Ross passed despite fan groans:
Super Hexagon
Glittermitten Grove

Come the full moon, the bat flies whose boiling blood shall stem the tide.

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04:20

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You should add a red light to the ceiling light thing behind you so you can have the Ultimate Ghost-Ball Thing be a recurring character on streams like this

I vehemently support Mode7_BP here, do it Ross.

ghost-ball.thumb.jpg.0384e6f3df3877e89b0f2481d33db13a.jpg

 

 

Also, 3:48:29

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Sushi VR; this isn’t gonna make the cut

Freeman would punch you in the face for a pun like this, Ross.

Come the full moon, the bat flies whose boiling blood shall stem the tide.

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