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  1. I'll like to vouch for this, UnderRail would be interesting, though I get why he doesn't like em due to being Turn Based; though in UnderRail's case, if something DIES, it often STAYS dead. Humans don't respawn. You kill a abandoned mall full of pskyers? They stay dead. Some animals 'respawn' but that's more due to new guys coming into the new turf.
  2. UnderRail anything is fantastic, and I hope Ross covers it one day. But yea the forced bottlenecking is BS.
  3. "Have I ever told you...about...the future?"
  4. Apparently this was a purchase of 7.5 billion. What is Microsoft going to do to recoup that price tag? Are we going to see a huge flurry of AAA Video games in the early 20s now? A revival of dead series - ZeniMax had Arkane, id, MachineGames, Tango.... That's The Evil Within, new Wolfenstein, Dishonored, Prey, Arx Fatalis, Doom, Quake, Rage, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout.... And hell this means Microsoft has like, 40% of the 'game market'? If I'm saying that right? We're getting near monopoly turf.
  5. Looks intriguing, I'll bite. Will edit this/report back later.
  6. I'm interested in this scifi-occult mixture; thanks for bringing this up!
  7. I'm getting Underrail vibes for some reason (and maybe Age of Decadence and Pillars of Eternity, but I never really played either). Definitely going to look into this more....
  8. It's alright for a single-run beat-em-up/shooter; get on sale and enjoy the soundtrack and fights.
  9. 21,000,000 infected worldwide, 755kish dead, flu deaths globally are around 600k. World might hit 1.5 million dead by December. 5,400,000 in the US, 170k Dead. Flu deaths last year were around 62k dead. US might hit 200k by October, 300k by December. Top countries infected: USA, Brazil, India, Russia, SA, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Spain. And this is just what is recorded. Some don't report - intentionally or not. Some want to test more, some can't test at all. Some fudge numbers, some try to ignore it's even happening (Hello, Turkmenistan, NK, USA...). Global recession, most probably will lead to a depression in 2, 3 years time. Tens of millions unemployed, the entire post-information workforce was shifted to the home while suddenly counter clerks and couriers are the backbone of cities. What a fucking year.
  10. Hell it's why I like this forum. Ross doesn't give off edgy Alt-Lite, Alt-Right, Right-Wing, NeoNazi, or whatever energy. Ross is Ross. The most political he's gotten, to my knowledge, was in Deus Ex. And there he REJECTS and/or doesn't even mention the seedier conspiracies. He points out that...the rich are greedy and fuck us over. He doesn't go on a rant about the Rothchilds or Jews or whatever or even the NWO "At least...I don't think...". He just points out a alarming trend of technology, consolidation, the eroding of rights, and how Deus Ex shows a world that really flies off the handle, because there are actual Deep State/Conspiracy Actors at work there, and even then they fail all. the. time. Deus Ex ends up where it does because the assholes don't win, at least by IW and even if you leave out IW: The Templars get wrecked. The Illuminati suffer a civil war. Most world governments are 'said' to be under their thrall but it never feels like it. The PRC flushed out their roots though, well, they're still the PRC. The USA breaks down into literal civil war and environmental catastrophe. Sure the rich may be living a 'cushy' life but if I was a Illuminati member by the time of DX1 I would literally be getting my shit kicked in because of MJ12 which is where all the energy and clout went to. And it's not like the Jews Run The World in DX, anyone can join up, it's like the 1984 party; and the Royals aren't Lizards, and the races aren't being primed for war or replacement or whatever (and trust me DX could had shoved in all of that shit in '00. It is NOTHING new, but they decided to neutralize it in a way to be more enjoyable, accessible, and honestly believable). But yes back to what Ross pointed out about DX. If anything that's )(pointing out consolidation and disparity and the like) a rather 'leftist' thing to say these days, Leftists hate monopolies and the wealth disparity and outright greed of corporate-infused states and governments - but Ross lives in Poland where their Conservatives are barely where the US Republicans were in the 80s, if that. Their politics are more 'normal' compared to the Right-wing USA. And of course his focus is on games, tech, and the like. He's kept it rather apolitical so far as much as he can. Sounds like Uncle Zeb thought this would be a NeoNazi Safe Space...for some reason...are the YouTube comments that bad? and got mad when he saw me or Annie or whomever post out and about. Good riddance, trash. Maybe the Codex might be up your alley but I don't want to see more righties there anywho.
  11. As in right now it's just a list of games with a search function. I think they're trying to organize it by length, genre, that sort of thing, the normal sort of thing they have on itch:io.
  12. Originally posted on Saturday at 08:21 AM (edited)- I have dealt with Itch.io in the past, it basically gives you the .exe like gog did. Got Butterfly Soup from there, Island Planner, a few others. I'll buy it, screw it. Most of it is uninteresting or shovelware but there are more than a few games I'm interested in. Now it's like 1.6k games. The only main problem or concern is, well, yea, the quality. You're not going to see a Fallout or a Baldur's Gate on Itch.Io, a lot of it is casual, a LOT of VNs, but there are some diamonds in there still. UPDATE: Bundle is over, as of two hours before this post. Now Itch.io is trying to organize the bundle, which will be okay cause I don't want to go through 1.6k games on a binge. They made 8.016 Million.
  13. This video was a work of art. While I can't contribute anything to GUIs - I for one thought eye tracking would had taken off by now or Bio-Neural Electronics - it was enjoyable listening to Ross.
  14. I've brought games I've pirated. Underrail, Fallout 3 GOTY, Expeditions Viking, Tangledeep, KSP, to be specific. Proof I'm not shittin: And here are the pirated games on a old drive: note dates: I tried to push my underrail pirate saves to my legit copy but no luck. You know it's a cold day in hell when I'm agreeing with/helping/verifying BTG. I just used them in lieu of demos, to see if my rig can handle it, if i enjoyed it. In the case of Doom, Age of Decadence, not really. In the case of Expeditions, Underrail? HELL YEA! I haven't even played Expeditions because I know this laptop can't handle it but I will when I upgrade.
  15. Neat. I'm in the mood for some submarine spelunkin'. A 2000 4x? Aww yea.
  16. Reminds me of Carnivores and not in a bad way.
  17. There's a demo of this, a free prologue, on GOG, if you want to try out the system/game mechanics.
  18. I'm interested. Oblig: "CyBERpunkkk"!
  19. I asked this years ago elsewhere, and found a answer somewhere. APPARENTLY, BACK THEN, Gabe said that in that event steam would release the...dlls? appls? Something-ls, offline play lite basically. I think it also means you HAVE to have the games downloaded - purchased but not downloaded would be a no go or a rush-grab to DL everything.... There are many concerns however - whether they WOULD do this, because that was YEARS ago, before GaAS and all that, and what will DRM do to your games, the like. Just because it might be both easy to do and the 'right' thing to do does not mean that Steam, the Publishers, or both WILL do it. Gotta get used to being forked over, cha know? That reply from support doesn't raise any hope. It's too haughty. Too much hubris. Especially since Steam is asked this question every odd week, they should have a cookie-cutter response from years ago. And it's going to happen, eventually. Steam won't last forever. Nothing won't. Best thing we can hope for is that it lasts longer than we do, and if it doesn't, that somehow, they do the right thing. Because honestly the industry seems to be gearing up to never do the right thing ever again. Hell a recent article says they might have to be sued into actually doing anything. It's part of the reason I went over to GoG and try to buy games there first than on Steam. No, really. I like just having the .exe file stored somewhere.
  20. Bit the bullet and brought Animal Crossing: New Horizons a week or two ago. If it weren't for this ongoing situation I would never had, and it's honestly dull and a bit unpolished. I'm getting bored with it. It's something better with other people, I guess, but I'm never into multiplayer. I just use it to pass time until my company reopens.
  21. Most of the DLC seems to be ships but it's still a...orange? flag, especially if it turns out those ships have applicable bonuses and are thus giving pay-to-win an edge over the FTP 'poors'.
  22. The vanilla was 'good' (i still have the og manual, one of the books I'll take to my grave) but the expansion vaults it to being superb. I have both the original, warlords, BTS, and colonization on my steam profile now and I just play BTS alone. It comes with everything beforehand save a few scenarios, so it's no biggy.
  23. X-com: UFO Defense (1994) hands down. It mixes everything I love. Base-building, tactical gameplay, a huge scale and scope. To date no game has surpassed it, and only a few have come close such as Terror From the Deep, Terra Phoenix, A close second would be Fallout: New Vegas. Again - big scope, your actions have consequences, modability, and replayability. And it's half cooked, too! You can add a whole second layer to it, such as more quests per town, a whole questline about swayying towns over, fill in the Legion side of the map, etc. A third is Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword. Again, big scope, multiple paths, replayability, modability. The epitome of 4x so far.
  24. I hope this intersects somewhat with what Ross talks about. I know I've delved into it a bit, with my own prior topic to grab a game out of the grave (guess how that went? Right, nowhere, though I do think I have a community somewhat above dead, which is a win). All those games...lost to time, like tears in the rain. Thoughts?
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