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KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler


BeamNG is fantastic and I've personally clocked 228 hours in it since 2014. I just use it as a virtual playset and beat the poo poo out of various vehicles in various situations and have a blast.

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KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

POLICE CAR AUCTION posted:

Car Boys made this look loving rad. I'm just wondering, how are the controls? Easy to pick up?

Yeah it's easy, works a ton better though if you have a controller, I use a DS4.
It's hard to control because it's realistic to a fault, hitting a curb at 55 mph can crush your tire and destroy your wheel, slight clips can throw your whole vehicle into a spin, stuff like that. As a toybox it's very hard to beat.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Kragger99 posted:

Just about to start to play Prey. I've seen many posts about the game talking about hacking coffee cups or something like that.
Anything I should know before starting, or is going in blind the best way to start?

Go in blind.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

The worst part of Fallout 4 is they made the weapons weird magic-like things ala Diablo 2 and you only have 4 gun models, total.
"this gun has fire damage. Why? Because it's magical not because of incendiary ammo. Dad."

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler


*farts in cup for 10 years*

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

GTA V is now bad because Take Two insists on trying to kill modding because they are out of touch weenies.
Any threat to cash card sales even if people play single player is bad.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler


glad to see it working

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Morter posted:

Wait I didn't get the briefing. What game are we downvoting?

the one that doesn't advance the LIBERAL AGENDA
Are you sure you didn't get the memo?

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Max Wilco posted:

I heard about Diablo 2 getting an HD remaster too. I'm hoping that both will be free (or at least at a reduced price) for people who own the original. I say that because I actually bought a copy of Diablo 2 last year (I registered it on Battle.net), but I only played up to the start of Chapter 2.

I still don't know the reason why they don't sell or offer Diablo 1.

The gently caress I should get a discount for buying it probably 5 or more times since it came out. I know I'm not the only one too.

EDIT
Jesus the game came out in 2000. I remember playing in the Barbarian-only beta.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Honest question for those of you that do it

Why do you continue to play a game you don't enjoy anymore?

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

nachos posted:

Games like Nier and SOMA have a payoff worth slogging through a bunch of unfun bullshit. Doom can probably be safely dropped around the hell level with no regrets though.

I loved every moment I had with SOMA though and didn't find any of it a slog at all. Was way to engrossed in the story itself
New Doom though I just was playing it, then forgot what I had just done the minute before and went 'welp'. I can fire up old Doom though and have a rip-roarin' good time.

Like was said though there are too many games to play, far more than you physically are able to so it seems weird to me that you'd play a game you aren't enjoying anymore to somehow look for the fun. I'd rather just jump to a whole new experience and find the fun immediately there.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Turd Herder posted:

Anyone played 3030 DEATHWAR Redux?
It's coming out of EA soon. It looks like a 2d RPG elite dangerous.

Woah this looks hella fresh, I'm going to buy it.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Yo guys watch me post




I'm posting

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Blattdorf posted:

I've only played it for a bit over an hour, but I'm hooked. Maybe the game crashes and burns towards the end, I'll find out soon enough.

Looks like it would be a thing I would enjoy but lol @ no 21:9 support

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

I loved Day of Defeat and love Day of Infamy. Even though Day of Infamy only has around 1000-500 people playing at any one time it still feels good. I like the old style jump in and play some rounds then jump out style. I don't want massive charts or scores or anything, just let me gently caress around with some good mechanics and be able to leave in a reasonable time and I'll be happy.
It's me I'm the old gamer.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Phlegmish posted:

I've always wondered about that. The PC is the nerd's platform of choice, the Japanese are nerds, therefore

PC in Japan is for porn and porn accessories which is why it's harder to market a not-porn game in Japan on PC because of that stigma. Or so I've heard.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

So when does Valve aquire it?

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

The Kins posted:

Earthbound was also packing some nasty copy protection, the pinnacle of which was waiting silently until right before the final boss fight, then wiping your saves and locking the game up.

This is hilarious because you have to pirate the game and then use cheat codes in order to experience the copy protection yourself in this age of roms.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Anti piracy is required otherwise something, like gosh can you imagine if a store sold nothing but games without anti piracy means in place? It's impossible I tell you! Chaos!

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

At the very least don't expect people to go 'oh that's fair' when you hold up that Milo dude as having a right to say whatever. He does, and so does everyone else.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Yeah, I pirated years ago because having a no cd check alone was excellent. Then steam came and made it even more convenient to play by the rules than piracy so thus began my straight shootin' pc gamer lifestyle.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

I know I'm waaaay late but Stardew Valley is an absolute classic in every sense of the word. Just glorious.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler


For that you gotta buy the 'Richard Crate'

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

explosivo posted:


Spike looks to be for the day they started banning people who were cheating.

Or that's when Take Two sent a C&D letter to the guys behind framework that allowed mods to function in GTAV and ultimately had absolutely zero anything to do with multiplayer anything. That's what they said it was for, but it's clearly them trying to stomp out 'free' content in hopes that people buy the content itself. Or Take Two is wholly ignorant of modding in general which is just as likely.
It's like Take Two is afraid of modding and some exec somewhere thinks that if they kill it = more money. Where as when Bethesda sees modding they go 'hey that's our money' where there isn't any money being exchanged.

It's like, man, loving executives don't know anything at all.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Consumers shouldn't give a hot poo poo about Ubisoft's or EA's bottom lines either through their own services or copy protection and I question the opinions of anyone that says 'my dude its fine!' because the only reason why Uplay or Origin exists is for Ubisoft and Electronic Arts to make more money. Do they offer anything for the end-user now? Without defaulting to company profits?

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Jordan7hm posted:

They're often cheaper than buying the game on steam or through a third party.

Then you have to decide if having software on other platforms and whatever inconveniences that adds is worth that cost. I'm quite lazy and Steam was first so that value has to skew pretty hard and pretty consistently for me to slovenly roll over and starting buying games not on Steam or GoG.
Since the series I liked most from Electronic Arts used to be the Sim City series, well, there goes my number one reason to use Origin

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

owl_pellet posted:

Regarding the Steam vs. uPlay vs. Origin vs. GOG etc. chat, I have no particular affinity for Steam or Valve, that just happens to be where the vast vast majority of my games are. If there was some kind of combined games library app that would show and let me download/install everything I own everywhere I would be way more open to buy things on other stores. Too bad that will never happen.


One of the first things I do when I install a new game is check PCGamingWiki to see if (among other things) there is a way to remove the publisher/developer/middleware screens.

Bethesda games are usually pretty easy, deleting .bin files usually, sometimes empty ones with the same file name. Among the first mods I'll do to games.

Digirat posted:

Yes origin access is great.

Like I said before I'm not 'in' to EA games as such that a service provided by them does anything for me, but at least they are doing the value thing for people. Before it was 'we have our EA games!' and then they danced a little and that was it. That was still when Steam was flawless in it's reputation too so you can imagine how well that went down.
This sort of thing seems to be happening with TV too, companies are trying to divorce Netflix and instead run a streaming service just for their own content. They are doing it with a new Star Trek I guess? I guess everyone is vying to bring piracy back.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Too Shy Guy posted:

I like how the only F.E.A.R. that's worth playing isn't discounted at all. You can pay $10 for the good one, or $13 and change for the good one and its weird, muddled offspring, what a deal!

Does the original F.E.A.R. hold up? That game was fantastic at the time, I full-bore loved it and wouldn't mind playing it again.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Scalding Coffee posted:

Would it be wrong if other people put up their reviews of spooky games?

If I've learned anything just don't mention their spooky game review by name next to yours

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Too Shy Guy posted:

Was Hawken another case of "incredible artists have no idea how to make a game"? Because I remember it looked absolutely amazing in previews and then when it actually launched no one seemed to care.

I think so, this first preview I ever saw is still fantastic sounding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udEAEARD-Fo

Kind of like the original new Mechwarrior reveal years ago that never took shape, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CWr3ZUQJeo

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Black Griffon posted:

Alright, seems like people are pretty unanimous about CoP, and it'll be fun to play a Stalker game I haven't played before, seeing as I've put hundreds of hours into SoC and Blue Sky.

you know how everyone was just gushing about F.E.A.R. back a few pages? Stalker (the first and third, first holds a special place in my heart) is the same way, timeless classics.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler


I am just tickled pink when comedy becomes reality.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

that anime game everyone won't shut up about us pretty dang cool

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

explosivo posted:

Man, FEAR was such a good game

Hell yeah

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler


Hahaha righteous

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Our first model was the Griffon pickup truck in 1905, when we founded our company. It is now Feb 1930, 4 months into the great depression and our 4th generation Griffon pickup is the best selling pickup in the United States. We've even pioneered an early 4WD system which has become standard equipment. Because of this it's proven to be very popular for military use and we've secured contracts with various governments across the globe, Sweden being the largest. The van version is contracted to commercial use in Pittsburgh and is a good seller as well.
We even had our first high-powered in-house designed sports car called the Thunder Road. It's powered by a cut-down version of a super-charged V8 that we originally designed for a bomber contract with the US Government (we didn't get that contract) 5 years later we adopted it to take part in the World Grad Prix to help bolster our racing image and drive sales. We adopted the chassis and engine from this sports car to a tourer that we developed at the same time, sales were booming.
Unfortunately the crash has decimated our sales, down by as much as 75% from 1927. Fortunately though our civilian and military contracts will carry our manufacturing capability without laying everyone off. We can easily last until the economy improves, same can't be said about the competition.
Our Beaufort sedan is the standard taxi for New York city, and is also the police cruiser for Los Angeles. It ended up being popular enough with them to drive a consumer version that is now the best-selling sedan in the United States.
We sold off Strongarm Sidney right before the crash. Strongarm Sidney was a tiny British manufacturer we bought for pennies on the dollar due to bankruptcy. We took possession, cut all their current models (God their lineup was a mess!) and sent our engineers to work designing them a sports car with that cut-down V8 I mentioned earlier. We put it into a sports car model they had, updated and modernized it. They ended up winning big in carious European races we entered it in. The model ended up being a huge success for them, so much so that we spun them off into a separate company for the second time in their existence. Lucky that we happen to sell them right before the crash, I have doubts they will survive the Depression.
Currently we have an ill-advised luxury limousine about complete the design phase to be put into production, we're still deciding if it's worth the materials to spin up production with the status of the economy. Rather not have a repeat of our terrible foray into diesel. We ended up having to scrap something like 35 thousand trucks and vans and quickly tool up gasoline versions of them. Diesel might sell in Africa or Europe, but not in the USA.
We're privately owned so stock prices aren't an issue with us, we have a large cash reserve and are ready to buy up the competition as the market decimates their businesses.

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Gear City is a fantastic car manufacturing tycoon game that his me perfectly in my love-this-game zone. It's super spergy, very 'crunchy' and is definitely not for everyone. Pretty ugly too but that doesn't bother me at all. It's very stats, spread sheets and sales figures oriented. It also happens to have a robust stock market simulation tied into it as well. If you are interested in cars, engines, manufacturing and companies it's a very excellent, deep game to sink hours and hours into. I started in New York city in 1905, but you can start anywhere in the world (major cities only) and any time from 1900 to 2030. It runs the gamut from cars, trucks, micro cars, engines, transmissions, trans-axles, drive systems, demands based on sex and income, balancing transport costs and dealership networks. It's loving great.
http://store.steampowered.com/app/285110/GearCity/

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Seventh Arrow posted:

I was looking forward to creepy atmosphere-fest Routine, when it seemed to just kind of fall off of the map. I thought maybe they delayed it because of the similarity to SOMA, but apparently it's just due to development hijinx:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Routine/co...lunar_software/

Although I guess it could still be vaporware. I don't even know if they've released anything else in the past.

I was pumped for this game something fierce but it's been too long and now it might as well be vaporware.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

corn in the bible posted:

I think when people complain that resident evil stopped being scary they are remembering things wrong, cause nobody in the world was scared by resident evil 1

as a 12 year old with a brand-new Playstation (coming off of Sega Genesis) that scene where you find the first zombie, and it turns around and looks at you over its shoulder scared me so badly that I immediately shut the game off and went into the kitchen where my mom was and told her the game was scary. Later she and my step-dad played it while I watched, and she jumped so hard that the controller hit the ceiling when those dogs burst through the window.

KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

doctorthefonz posted:

god i'd kill for a new skate game on pc

Anyone have links to the goon-made Skate video(s) that were showcases of the hosed up and hilarious physics? I had a link but the videos were gone off YouTube last I checked.

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KakerMix
Apr 8, 2004

8.2 M.P.G.


Oven Wrangler

Stokes posted:

Wreckfest is really fun. You unlock everything by playing the game. There's lots of difficulty options. There's lots of different modes. There's a nice selection of cars. There's lawnmower racing so you can cosplay as Hank Hill. Multiplayer is a blast, especially if you find a good server. But you'll probably run into race sim nerds that yell at you to stay in your lane even though this is an arcade racing game that rewards you with experience points for being a complete rear end in a top hat.

It is pretty great, and the sequel to Destruction Derby 2 that we never got. I am a bit miffed though that Wreckfest has a can't-get-around energy bar and the wheels don't pop off. In Destruction Derby games you could always smash things with your rear end and not stall out since your engine wasn't back there. In DD2 your wheels could pop off and it was cool and good, especially if you lost two front wheels!

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