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Arrath
Apr 14, 2011


GD_American posted:

Big "Orson Welles in Transformers:The Movie" paycheck energy there.

Between this and that 007 documentary I wonder if Ole Mr Cox made some bad decisions at the horse track.

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M_Gargantua
Oct 16, 2006

STOMP'N ON INTO THE POWERLINES

Exciting Lemon
I never knew anything about Tekken before this but now I'm invested.

Nuclear Tourist
Apr 7, 2005

I haven't touched a fighting game in decades, but I remember playing the first Tekken game on the PS1 back in the 90's and thinking that it was the coolest poo poo I've ever seen.

SerthVarnee
Mar 13, 2011

It has been two zero days since last incident.
Big Super Slapstick Hunk
Fair warning though. Do NOT use Tekken 8's colorblind mode.

Trust me on this one. Or google image it and you'll see what I mean.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011



SerthVarnee posted:

Fair warning though. Do NOT use Tekken 8's colorblind mode.

Trust me on this one. Or google image it and you'll see what I mean.

what in the mother of gently caress bamco

Pennsylvanian
May 23, 2010

Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky Independent Presidential Regiment
Western Liberal Democracy or Death!
That Tweet was misinformed. The black and white footage was the filter for the visually impaired. It has a normal color blindness mode.

SerthVarnee
Mar 13, 2011

It has been two zero days since last incident.
Big Super Slapstick Hunk
Oh, well that's nice. Still absolutely horrible to look at though.

bird food bathtub
Aug 9, 2003

College Slice
Tribes 3 beta is on Steam. Looking pretty good so far. Excited to have another Tribes game since the last one was what, mid 2000s with Tribes 2?

I know exactly what I'm saying and I mean it.

Saul Kain
Dec 5, 2018

Lately it occurs to me,

what a long, strange trip it's been.


bird food bathtub posted:

Tribes 3 beta is on Steam. Looking pretty good so far. Excited to have another Tribes game since the last one was what, mid 2000s with Tribes 2?

I know exactly what I'm saying and I mean it.

The highlight reel steam video is awesome. Lots of nostalgia. Gameplay looks really fluid.

Arrath
Apr 14, 2011


Time to try it out and find out just how much my reaction time and mouse precision has degraded in a couple decades and get mad at the concept of linear time.

subterfudge
Aug 5, 2015
They're still changing a lot of balance things pretty often to get feedback about how the fans want things balanced. They also have a tournament later this month that anyone can sign up for.

Tythas
Oct 3, 2013

Never felt at home in reality
Always hiding behind avatars


Stargate: Timekeepers just released yesterday it looks interesting, gameplay has a similar vibe to the recent Aliens: Dark Descent . It's made by Grog Game developer Slitherine, who also made the recent Starship Troopers RTS.

Here is a review from IGN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnECzX8exC8



I recently started playing Boat Crew, which while named similarly to Bomber Crew it's made by different devs and published by Microprose. Boat Crew focuses more on managing your PT Boat and it's squadron of PT Boats, it's loadout, what targets and weapons you use instead of micro managing the crew, though you can do that too if you have the bandwidth. it's in early access and right now the only campaign is Guadalcanal the devs have plans for a Solomon Islands campaign, the current largest enemy ships are destroyers, of two different classes, but they are working on putting in cruisers and battleships.

This is Boat Crews most recent trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9dz1vJyDZs

SerthVarnee
Mar 13, 2011

It has been two zero days since last incident.
Big Super Slapstick Hunk

Pennsylvanian posted:

That Tweet was misinformed. The black and white footage was the filter for the visually impaired. It has a normal color blindness mode.

Looks like Valheim's record for feedback to patch turnaround time is being either contested out straight up beaten by Tekken 8.

From the time where I recorded a review of the demo version to the patch fixing not just to the finished game but also the demo, a whopping 7 days passed. So that's a new record right there.
However, it can't be that review's accomplishment since we never aired it until yesterday. So it depends on the amount of extra days of feedback they'd gotten.

Still insanely impressive for a game of that scope and complexity to have a turnaround time in fractions of a month.

And since I'm ranting about it anyways, I'm just gonna do some self-promo while it is on topic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zQUxIhXYVg

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag644hfZAfg

If anyone is interested in something that's essentially Snowrunner but Trains (not really, but it scratches the same itch) Railroader is a pretty decent game. I've been plucking at it slowly, got about 13 hours in between MP with my girlfriend (she's a train sim nerd) and my single player save.

It starts out pretty simple, pick up cars, take them to destinations, etc, but it quickly becomes a full on logistics simulation because you'll find yourself running 5 freight trains and passenger service along about 70 real world miles of rail. Good news is the game supports up to 50 players in a single server, so you can actually build out a steady group of people to run a full on rail company.

The map is based on USGS maps of the Murphy Branch in western North Carolina from the 1950s, and is pretty much 1:1 accurate thanks to those maps. You have both steam engines and early diesel locomotives for your options, and it's weirdly compelling figuring out how to shuffle a ton of trains and their cars through interchanges to make sure everything goes where it needs to go.

Tiny
Oct 26, 2003
My leg hurts....

Tythas posted:

This is Boat Crews most recent trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9dz1vJyDZs

This looks like it has potential.

I hope in a few years. they have a Leyte Gulf campaign. With a Battle off Samar mission where you get to balls-out charge battleships in fletcher-class tin can destroyers while escort carriers send recon planes to pretend-strafe them as a distraction.

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

The Suffering of the Succotash.

Tiny posted:

This looks like it has potential.

I hope in a few years. they have a Leyte Gulf campaign. With a Battle off Samar mission where you get to balls-out charge battleships in fletcher-class tin can destroyers while escort carriers send recon planes to pretend-strafe them as a distraction.

I had the exact same thought.

Mustang
Jun 18, 2006

“We don’t really know where this goes — and I’m not sure we really care.”
If anyone ever wanted to play the love child of Valheim and Zelda Breath of the Wild, I highly recommend Enshrouded that just came out.

Purely PvE survival RPG with a massive world to explore. It's got me hooked, I've literally been playing all day so far.

It's similar to BOTW where you just keep seeing cool poo poo in the distance that you want to check out.

Hyrax Attack!
Jan 13, 2009

We demand to be taken seriously

Switch online includes Metroid Fusion which Iíd never played before and it is a delight. Might finally have to get around to Super Metroid after this.

Eason the Fifth
Apr 9, 2020
Helldivers 2 is great. The gunplay is a blast and the graphics are fantastic, yeah, but my favorite part of the game is how it utterly nails the "overly moto recruits getting themselves slaughtered right out of basic training" vibe paired with classic Bush-era All-American jingoism. :mensch:

Wrong Theory
Aug 27, 2005

Satellite from days of old, lead me to your access code
All I want to do is spread managed democracy across the universe as the Blade of the Constitution but the servers are full.

Duzzy Funlop
Jan 13, 2010

Hi there, would you like to try some spicy products?
Elden Ring DLC trailer drops in about 30 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLZenOn7WUo

Handsome Ralph
Sep 3, 2004

Oh boy, posting!
That's where I'm a Viking!


Wrong Theory posted:

All I want to do is spread managed democracy across the universe as the Blade of the Constitution but the servers are full.

They dropped a patch that kicks people who were AFKing indefinitely to hold a server spot and increased the cap to 750K yesterday, so it's gotten better. Still a queue on occasion but much much better.

CainFortea
Oct 15, 2004


Handsome Ralph posted:

They dropped a patch that kicks people who were AFKing indefinitely to hold a server spot and increased the cap to 750K yesterday, so it's gotten better. Still a queue on occasion but much much better.

I haven't had a queue in days. Also you skip the queue entirely if there is one if you join a friend already in game.

Hyrax Attack!
Jan 13, 2009

We demand to be taken seriously

Late to the party on Baldurís Gate 3, it is very fun & I am having a great time. Trying to minimize save scumming aside from one or two battles where I got TPKed instantly off a lucky grenade.

Nuclear Tourist
Apr 7, 2005

What are you playing as? I played an absolutely evil bastard of a rogue on my first playthrough, it was a lot of fun.

Nuclear Tourist fucked around with this message at 07:15 on Feb 24, 2024

CainFortea
Oct 15, 2004


Hyrax Attack! posted:

Late to the party on Baldurís Gate 3, it is very fun & I am having a great time. Trying to minimize save scumming aside from one or two battles where I got TPKed instantly off a lucky grenade.

It also pays to not try and do everything, regardless of save scumming. There's more than enough to do in that game for multiple runs. Trying to do every quest, loot every barrel, kill every giant rat is just far too much and you're burning up cool discoveries on future runs

Hyrax Attack!
Jan 13, 2009

We demand to be taken seriously

Nuclear Tourist posted:

What are you playing as? I played at absolutely evil bastard of a rogue on my first playthrough, it was a lot of fun.

Wood elf bard, poking around online before playing folk seemed to recommend bard or paladin and so far it has been fun. Mostly shooting things with a light crossbow and inspiring allies but Iím only level 2.

CainFortea posted:

It also pays to not try and do everything, regardless of save scumming. There's more than enough to do in that game for multiple runs. Trying to do every quest, loot every barrel, kill every giant rat is just far too much and you're burning up cool discoveries on future runs

Oh yeah good idea the scope of the game is colossal so far. I liked BG1 & 2 & planescape torment, but bounced off Divinity 2 as while I appreciated the combat & freedom, the plot felt random & too many encounters were ridiculously high level without warning. This feels properly like a BG sequel so that owns.

Nuclear Tourist
Apr 7, 2005

Neat! Never played a bard myself but everyone seems to love them. I'm currently in the middle of a dark urge playthrough where I'm a sword and board vengeance paladin, feels great to be able to soak up some damage for change after having spent the past couple of weeks playing a squishy sorcerer glass cannon.

Personally, I would also resist the temptation to binge watch youtube tutorials and scour forums threads for tips, going into BG3 almost completely blind and just seeing where the game takes you was one of the most entertaining experiences I've had in a long time.

Saul Kain
Dec 5, 2018

Lately it occurs to me,

what a long, strange trip it's been.


Iím currently doing my tactician run as a blade warlock/oath breaker paladin. Itís fun. Warlock is my favorite class because it has so many ways to customize it to fit into a party.

Hyrax Attack!
Jan 13, 2009

We demand to be taken seriously

Nice class choices, Iím happy with bard so far but fun to brainstorm what else Iíd like to try. My totally original go to in most RPGs is wood elf ranger archer with the finest longbow I can find.

Duzzy Funlop
Jan 13, 2010

Hi there, would you like to try some spicy products?
I swear I refused to believe this was a real game until I saw the steam page

https://store.steampowered.com/app/2109770/Kingmakers/

Nuclear Tourist
Apr 7, 2005

I got Battletech for some spare change on a Steam sale and I just spent like two hours reading lore in the character creation menu, what is happening

e: Today I learned that the Succession Wars happened because the space weeaboos tried to usurp the throne of the Star League.

Nuclear Tourist fucked around with this message at 16:55 on Feb 27, 2024

Handsome Ralph
Sep 3, 2004

Oh boy, posting!
That's where I'm a Viking!


I really need to go back and play that again.

Hell, I was in a board game shop a few weeks back, and saw they had a bunch of Battletech books written by Michael Stackpole, which has peaked my interest in the tabletop game because I'm a dumb nerd who loves pulpy sci-fi.

CainFortea
Oct 15, 2004


Handsome Ralph posted:

I really need to go back and play that again.

Hell, I was in a board game shop a few weeks back, and saw they had a bunch of Battletech books written by Michael Stackpole, which has peaked my interest in the tabletop game because I'm a dumb nerd who loves pulpy sci-fi.

If you're gonna play table top battletech you should look at Alpha Strike.

All your battletech action with 74% less grognard sweat.

M_Gargantua
Oct 16, 2006

STOMP'N ON INTO THE POWERLINES

Exciting Lemon

Nuclear Tourist posted:

I got Battletech for some spare change on a Steam sale and I just spent like two hours reading lore in the character creation menu, what is happening

e: Today I learned that the Succession Wars happened because the space weeaboos tried to usurp the throne of the Star League.

Sounds like you need to drift off listening to the sonorous voice of Tex Talks Battletech.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR5zhFCFVb9XC9FtMuHzgdcl0WvfsQdC0

He's got a handful of ones about various lore events, and a bunch of ones on key mechs, their variants, and importantly, short stories of individual pilots or how they played into those bigger historical events.

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008



CainFortea posted:

If you're gonna play table top battletech you should look at Alpha Strike.

All your battletech action with 74% less grognard sweat.

Alpha Strike feels pretty close to being the PC game in tabletop form.

SerthVarnee
Mar 13, 2011

It has been two zero days since last incident.
Big Super Slapstick Hunk

Nuclear Tourist posted:

the space weeaboos tried to usurp the throne of the Star League.

That does not narrow down the list of suspects.

Also, once you get bored with the basic game and its DLC packs, try the mod pack RogueTech.
It add a fuckton of new factions (disregarding some issues with said factions being around during a time where they were either already extinct or had yet to come into play), a fuckton of new mechs and vehicles, adds proto mechs (basically a little group of far smaller mechs running around as one unit), elementals, power suits, general infantry, helicopters, LAMs (mechs that can turn into hovermechs with massive evasion and poo poo for survivability if they get hit good and proper, area of effect weapons, emp weapons, acid weapons, morale checks for pilots ejecting, ambushes on urban maps, upgrades to the argo that lets you deploy up to 8 mechs, 4 vehicles + 4 infantry/power suits and a bunch of new missions to boot.

The difficulty range is also changed from the normal 1-10 (1 per half skull) to 1-40.
Surviving suddenly becomes an entirely new adventure. Especially if you start out in clan territory and assume said territory will scale down to your level or that you'll be starting out with gear that can handle that challenge.

SerthVarnee fucked around with this message at 18:25 on Feb 27, 2024

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008



I took a truly disgusting lance to go fight the clans for the first time. Something like 3 assaults and a heavy, lots of LRM and AC-20ís, PPCs to make enemy mechs into morons, and as many pulse lasers as I could scrounge up.

It didnít matter. 1 mech limped back to the leopard before dust off. I think I killed a Timberwolf (or maybe a vulture)?

I got better at picking my fights and ended up salvaging a timberwolf and a vulture, and after that suddenly the 2v2 dueling missions were not much more than target practice/easy credits :getin:

Qtotonibudinibudet
Nov 7, 2011



Omich poluyobok, skazhi ty narkoman? ya prosto tozhe gde to tam zhivu, mogli by vmeste uyobyvat' narkotiki
it's a shame paradox ran HBS into the ground, though i think the battletech lead designer left before that and idk what she's doing professionally nowadays

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CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

The blue glow is a feature, not a bug


Pillbug

Qtotonibudinibudet posted:

it's a shame paradox ran HBS into the ground, though i think the battletech lead designer left before that and idk what she's doing professionally nowadays

Yeah, so much good content and gameplay and they just kinda....let it die.

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