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(Some Guy)   Less stressful than Gandhi asking to trade for nuclear technology in a Civ game it's the Friday Fark Gaming Thread.LGT Civ VI free at Epic. What have you been playing this week? Side note: what are your favourite puzzle games of all time?   (epicgames.com) divider line
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4 days ago  
 
4 days ago  
Bejweled is a classic

Candy Crush is a funtastic game
 
4 days ago  
Paralives - Meet Maggie
Youtube A0eV1d-L-mc


Also, if you like Sims games there's a new similar game coming soon called Paralives. Above is a preview of what the character customization looks like.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/11​1​8520/Paralives/
 
4 days ago  
Working my way through RDR2, still. The progress percentage was ticking up at an impressive pace until I got past the Grey/Braithwaite chapter and then all of the sudden there's just a veritable f*ckload of side quests to work on now. So that's my focus.

I also replayed Inside because it's short and wonderful.

Finally I started up Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. I haven't gotten too far. Just got out of the wheelchair and into the super armor. So far it's fun.
 
4 days ago  

Shostie: Working my way through RDR2, still. The progress percentage was ticking up at an impressive pace until I got past the Grey/Braithwaite chapter and then all of the sudden there's just a veritable f*ckload of side quests to work on now. So that's my focus.


Did you play the original?

I'm very curious to hear your thoughts on RDR2 when you're done.

As for me, just last night I eclipsed 500 hours of GTAV, the overwhelming majority of which is Online.

The Epic games giveaway has seen a massive influx of noobs and the servers have been overwhelmed at times, but last week was double $ and RP bonuses on MC businesses, and I made almost $3 million in four days.
 
4 days ago  
Lumines is one of my favorites, but damn if it doesn't get really hard really fast for me
 
4 days ago  
This week I played a single multiplayer game of Halo Reach on PC. I jumped on, went 18 and 1, immediately declared there was zero chance I could play a better game than that one, and promptly quit out.

Mostly doing my own game work. I downloaded Unreal Engine 4.25 and started building on it. Made a fully-rigged 3d model in Blender in about 2 hrs and then spent another 10 hrs trying to re-learn how to unwrap UV and get the rig to work with the Unreal stock animations.

Then learned about post-process rendering to do cel-shading and greyscale the background while selectively coloring foreground objects.

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UE4 is so cool...and the UE5 demo was amazing.

/no my game does literally nothing at the moment
//trying to work on a decent story now, I have a few ideas
 
4 days ago  

bdub77: This week I played a single multiplayer game of Halo Reach on PC. I jumped on, went 18 and 1, immediately declared there was zero chance I could play a better game than that one, and promptly quit out.

Mostly doing my own game work. I downloaded Unreal Engine 4.25 and started building on it. Made a fully-rigged 3d model in Blender in about 2 hrs and then spent another 10 hrs trying to re-learn how to unwrap UV and get the rig to work with the Unreal stock animations.

Then learned about post-process rendering to do cel-shading and greyscale the background while selectively coloring foreground objects.

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UE4 is so cool...and the UE5 demo was amazing.

/no my game does literally nothing at the moment
//trying to work on a decent story now, I have a few ideas


Damn. I have a degree in digital production and never had that kind of motivation .
 
4 days ago  
Like 3-4 years ago I tried to get into Red Faction: Guerrilla.  I almost immediately hit a road block where I'd get immediately swarmed by endless enemies and massacred.  I was stuck suicide-bombing one building at a time, to scrape together the scrap to progress.  It was tedious.  I gave up after a few hours.

I downloaded the ReMARStered version this past week and tried again.  I don't know how much they changed.  But this time I'm like a farking murder god.  I died maybe twice in the first two provinces.  I'm so flush with scrap I could be snorting it off a stripper's ass.  But . . . it's actually kinda tedious.  I'll play it this weekend.  But I might give it up after that.
 
4 days ago  
After almost two weeks without gaming due to an RSI, I have been easing my way back into Witcher 3. Trying to limit myself to 1 hour/day, but yesterday went a little long :-)

My favorite puzzle game is Portal 1 & 2.
 
4 days ago  

bdub77: This week I played a single multiplayer game of Halo Reach on PC. I jumped on, went 18 and 1, immediately declared there was zero chance I could play a better game than that one, and promptly quit out.

Mostly doing my own game work. I downloaded Unreal Engine 4.25 and started building on it. Made a fully-rigged 3d model in Blender in about 2 hrs and then spent another 10 hrs trying to re-learn how to unwrap UV and get the rig to work with the Unreal stock animations.

Then learned about post-process rendering to do cel-shading and greyscale the background while selectively coloring foreground objects.

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UE4 is so cool...and the UE5 demo was amazing.

/no my game does literally nothing at the moment
//trying to work on a decent story now, I have a few ideas


That is cool! Please keep us posted on your progress.
 
3 days ago  
I played some Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Nothing like playing a game from 2003 on my fancy gaming laptop. I also pulled up Eternal Sonata on my Xbox 360 since I've always meant to play that game
 
3 days ago  
Rimworld, waiting for ESO:Greymoor
 
3 days ago  

Aar1012: I played some Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Nothing like playing a game from 2003 on my fancy gaming laptop. I also pulled up Eternal Sonata on my Xbox 360 since I've always meant to play that game


Aw, ET was a blast back in the day!
I got RtCW super cheap off Steam a few months back. I was surprised there were still a few servers up.
I played a few game of Beach for old times sake.
 
3 days ago  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: My favorite puzzle game is Portal 1 & 2.


That is such a great puzzle game, though I have a nostalgic sweet spot for Solomon's Key, which I feel is terribly underrated as an NES title.
 
3 days ago  
I played Halo 3: ODST for the first time. (Yes, I know it's been out for more than a decade - I've been busy, OK?!)

BTW, here's a joke: An avid gamer dies and goes to hell. A week later, Satan desperately phones God, and pleads with him: "You've got to get this maniac out of here! He's killed all my demons, he's knocked over all my cauldrons, and now he's storming around the place screaming 'WHERE IS THE EXIT TO LEVEL 2?'!"
 
3 days ago  
10 hours in Witcher 3. Really enjoying myself. Finally moved on from White Orchard after doing as much as I could find.

Not really a big fan of puzzle games. I played... whatsitcalled ... this one:

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Finished that when I was a wee lad. Played this one most recently:

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That's pretty fun.
 
3 days ago  
Also, we need a Fark crew for Sea of Thieves. I play PVE, and don't really PVP.

I mean, I'll PVP in PVE, but they have a dedicated PVP thingy now too. I don't do that.
 
3 days ago  
Visually detailed, and a fast, fun play

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3 days ago  
I have been playing a great deal of Domina this week. They added a beta branch that has added a shiatload, 9 different gladiator classes, new employees, and now chariot races. Which are soooo much more fun to watch.

I love Domina but the gladiator fights are always like if you gave a bunch of coked-up hamsters a bunch of sharp swords and stuck them in a tiny cage with no food. The chariot races, you can actually watch because it's not over in 10 seconds, and it actually makes it something you feel you could place a bet on.

Also I found where they store all the death blow replay gifs. I'll show you what I mean later
 
3 days ago  
I've been playing he shiat out of Best Fiends on my phone for a month, but when it comes to puzzle games my two favorites are Portal and the OG Tetris on the original big white brick Game Boy. That music is seared into my rain forever.

As to what I've been playing this week? Back to my old staple Star Wars: The Old Republic. I've been playing as my husky Jedi Knight character, and this week, I've been doing all the Nar Shaddaa. Once that was done, I ended meeting a shady contact at an abandoned mining facility. Turns out the contact, Valis, was a Sith, as was my erstwhile companion Kira Carsen. The upshot of this was Valis taking a lightsaber up the ass and my Knight vouching for Kira before the Jedi Council.

Oh, and the Dungeons & Dragons campaign continued (barely) on Tuesday. I think our DM had a lot more planned for the session than en encounter with two weed elementals (effectively air elementals with a side effect of getting you high and bludgeoning you with fat blunts) but no one seemed to be able to roll above a 10 for anything. My Warforged Tempest Cleric attempted to disperse them with Gust of Wind and Thunderwave (using Destructive Wrath to maximize damage) which were probably the most successful attempts at control and initial damage (possibly because I didn't have to make any rolls) but it came down to a lucky raging reckless attack from the part barbarian to finally end the threat. The part were relatively unscathed as we wandered to the nearest town to lie low and gather more information about a possible royal conspiracy. In as much as a 300lb copper magical construct can lie low...
 
3 days ago  
I always liked Columns and Devil Dice. However, the most annoying puzzle in a game was one which was a big "slide a piece" picture puzzle in Urusei Yatsura: Stay With You. Took me about 4 hours to beat the darn thing, although being tired as hell & stubborn probably meant it took way longer than it should have.
 
3 days ago  

RolandTGunner: Aw, ET was a blast back in the day!


That's what Atari wanted you to think!
 
3 days ago  

isamudyson: Urusei Yatsura: Stay With You


Urusei Yatsura: Stay With You (PC Engine CD-Rom²) longplay part 1/3
Youtube o5A1NkSJ-6w


I love the fact that it has the anime intro song at the title screen.

/still one of the greatest love triangle anime ever
//Urusei Yatsura and Ranma ½
///mmm Lum
 
3 days ago  

LucklessWonder: RolandTGunner: Aw, ET was a blast back in the day!

That's what Atari wanted you to think!


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3 days ago  

AgentKGB: isamudyson: Urusei Yatsura: Stay With You

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I love the fact that it has the anime intro song at the title screen.

/still one of the greatest love triangle anime ever
//Urusei Yatsura and Ranma ½
///mmm Lum


Great....now I am going to have to watch the whole series of Lum again. Ranma was more of a icosahedron, what with all different characters having male/female or human/animal forms and the reactions of other characters to them.

/P-Chan was the luckiest pig
//At least until Larry Steve came along
///check out my new Dagashi Kashi/Rumic World fan fic: Ramune 1/2 Pound Gospel
 
3 days ago  
I'm playing the same damn thing I've been playing since before you were born, Junior, and that's Medieval Total War 2.  They kinda fixed the AI so it's smarter on 'hard', but it does some reckless "I hate the player" crap on Very Hard.  For example, the Moors sending waves of small stacks at me, Milan, before they have a firm position in Spain.  Disorganized and non-sensical.

But I still love the exploits.  I have an English 00 game where my assassins rule the world, and a Turkish game where I built my economy to support 5 stacks to exclusively throw at the Mongol front, and they've refused to come at me for 30 turns.

I know it's dated but I love it.  It taught me more about history than school did.
 
3 days ago  

Rev.K: Shostie: Working my way through RDR2, still. The progress percentage was ticking up at an impressive pace until I got past the Grey/Braithwaite chapter and then all of the sudden there's just a veritable f*ckload of side quests to work on now. So that's my focus.

Did you play the original?

I'm very curious to hear your thoughts on RDR2 when you're done.


I did play the original and I was a little underwhelmed by it. I think the constant gushing of praise got my hopes up.

I'm liking RDR2 a LOT more. It took a few hours to get used to the controls (I had spent six months playing AC: Odyssey, after all, where the movement is silky smooth), but now I'm cowboying just fine. Tearing across the landscape on my trusty steed "Tom Cruise."

It's so easy to just get lost in this game.
 
3 days ago  

isamudyson: Great....now I am going to have to watch the whole series of Lum again. Ranma was more of a icosahedron, what with all different characters having male/female or human/animal forms and the reactions of other characters to them.

/P-Chan was the luckiest pig
//At least until Larry Steve came along
///check out my new Dagashi Kashi/Rumic World fan fic: Ramune 1/2 Pound Gospel


I read an interview with Rumiko Takahashi years ago where they asked her about Urusei Yatsura. She said (and I'm paraphrasing obviously) "I was sick of love triangle manga where the hero was this ruggedly handsome guy who was amazing at multiple things like academics, sports, etc and never had an ecchi thought in his life. So I did the opposite and made the protagonist an odd-looking, perverted, evil, conniving mess."

Have you played the Ranma ½ games? There's RPGs, fighting games et al.
 
3 days ago  
I've been playing Hearts of Iron IV a LOT.

- vanilla game as Germany (kill Hitler option), Italy, Russia, Japan, China, and the UK

- Fuhrerreich Valkist mod

- Kaiserreich imperial mod (richest and most immersive mod of any game I have ever played ever)
- Imperial Germany
- Imperial Germany but with Viktoria
- Japan
- Communist France
- Canada
- Communist Union of Britain

- Strasserreich socialist mod (revert game version back to 1.7.1)

- Millennium Dawn modern day mod

It's great fun.
 
3 days ago  

Shostie: I did play the original and I was a little underwhelmed by it. I think the constant gushing of praise got my hopes up.


I enjoyed the original quite a bit and after I finished RDR2, I went back to it, and honestly it has aged quite well. It doesn't feel like the 10 year old game it is.

Shostie: I'm liking RDR2 a LOT more. It took a few hours to get used to the controls (I had spent six months playing AC: Odyssey, after all, where the movement is silky smooth), but now I'm cowboying just fine. Tearing across the landscape on my trusty steed "Tom Cruise."

It's so easy to just get lost in this game.


LOL. Tom Cruise.

The immersion of RDR2 is pretty much unparalleled for me. You are exactly right, you just get lost in the game, in a good way.

I'm still considering buying it for PC, even though I have it on XBOX One, but the $79.99 price tag is a bit steep for a second copy. I might wait until it gets cheaper.
 
3 days ago  

Rev.K: I'm still considering buying it for PC, even though I have it on XBOX One, but the $79.99 price tag is a bit steep for a second copy. I might wait until it gets cheaper.


https://isthereanydeal.com/#/page:game​/info?plain=reddeadredemptionii
 
3 days ago  
Domina

Okay, so this was from last night. It was a 20 v 20 scrum, lasting all of the length of this gif:
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That's what I mean by the melee fights being like if we gave a bunch of coked out hamsters swords in a tiny cage.

Here's a new chariot race:

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and yes, you can absolutely lose wheels and your charioteer (also a new class) can die.

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What's disappointing about that^ was that I was leading the entire time, then that bastard knocked off my last wheel and I was dragging ass for the final straightaway.
 
3 days ago  
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I don't know what the hell happened at the end, but this is a really entertaining race. Yes, they beat each other with their swords/whips.

and you can stick any gladiator as a driver, not only charioteers.

Also, this is the best way to win a race ^_^

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3 days ago  

AgentKGB: isamudyson: Great....now I am going to have to watch the whole series of Lum again. Ranma was more of a icosahedron, what with all different characters having male/female or human/animal forms and the reactions of other characters to them.

/P-Chan was the luckiest pig
//At least until Larry Steve came along
///check out my new Dagashi Kashi/Rumic World fan fic: Ramune 1/2 Pound Gospel

I read an interview with Rumiko Takahashi years ago where they asked her about Urusei Yatsura. She said (and I'm paraphrasing obviously) "I was sick of love triangle manga where the hero was this ruggedly handsome guy who was amazing at multiple things like academics, sports, etc and never had an ecchi thought in his life. So I did the opposite and made the protagonist an odd-looking, perverted, evil, conniving mess."

Have you played the Ranma ½ games? There's RPGs, fighting games et al.


I have played the PC-Engine, NES, SNES, MD & PS1 games for it. Still have to try the GB & MSX ones. Also played the Playstation (and PS2) Inuyahsa ones & Maison Ikkoku: Omoide no Photograph. One thing I need to catch back up on is the Dragonslayer/Legend of Heroes series, as I am missing a few & somehow I have to get the Limited Edition of Suikoden V, which I missed out on the first time.
 
3 days ago  

bdub77: This week I played a single multiplayer game of Halo Reach on PC. I jumped on, went 18 and 1, immediately declared there was zero chance I could play a better game than that one, and promptly quit out.


I played some dude who killed me eighteen times in a row, and then after I killed him, I called him noob garbage and he left.  He knew how badly he got owned.
 
3 days ago  
I have been playing Doom Eternal after finishing a play thru of Doom 2016.
 
3 days ago  

cman: Bejweled is a classic


Speaking of PopCap, it appears one of my favorite games by them has been deleted entirely.

Bookworm Adventures has been erased from the internet, and I want to know why
 
3 days ago  
Starting to get bored with Just Cause 4. It's definitely lacking something compared to it's predecessors and I'm not just referring to the graphics. It feels like the devs kinda phoned it in maybe, I dunno, but I'm not feeling it for now. I might revisit it in the future. Switched over to Deliver Us The Moon, which by comparison should be much duller than JC4, but I quite enjoyed it. Fairly short and enjoyable despite the only real mechanic (other than story progression) is finding and shuffling power cells. Stayed up late a couple nights playing Resident Evil VR and.... It's freaking intense! Still enjoying Worms WMD, Moving Out, Tumblestone, and Overcooked 2 with the family. Just downloaded the Iron Man PSVR demo and gonna try it out later tonight.
 
3 days ago  

fusillade762: Speaking of PopCap, it appears one of my favorite games by them has been deleted entirely.

Bookworm Adventures has been erased from the internet, and I want to know why


https://archive.org/details/bookworm-​a​dventures

https://archive.org/download/Bookworm​A​dventuresDeluxe

For you.
 
3 days ago  
Went back to My Time At Portia which is a fun little Stardew-alike, only in 3d and with a focus on building equipment rather than farming.  It's been getting regular updates so there's a bunch of stuff I haven't seen before.  Still oddly unpolished (voice acting is really spotty) but it has a lot of charm.

As far as favorite puzzle games, I still go back to the EKS series of puzzlers.  Ugly as sin but somehow totally addicting for me.  Example below- you have to use the pictorial clues to figure out both which cell has which thing in it as well as a single, non-looping path through all the cells.  The clues are obvious once you know the symbology- the first one on the right means the hospital is in a cell to the left of the pig, the second means that the blond woman and the A tile have a 1-length path between them (and thus are next to each other), the left clue on the bottom means the hammer must have the set of walls and paths shown, etc.  Solution to the (very simple) one shown

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3 days ago  
I think Steam is trying something new with the review system and its not working out well, for instance here's some I'm seeing:
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Not to mention I don't have a VR device so this is pretty moot to me despite the 'lab's pick for me'

and then this absolutely glowing sales pitch:
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Meanwhile if they're doing this on purpose, its working, there's something really funny about seeing this autogenerated ad for a game where the heart of the text is trashing it.
 
3 days ago  

Mike_LowELL: bdub77: This week I played a single multiplayer game of Halo Reach on PC. I jumped on, went 18 and 1, immediately declared there was zero chance I could play a better game than that one, and promptly quit out.

I played some dude who killed me eighteen times in a row, and then after I killed him, I called him noob garbage and he left.  He knew how badly he got owned.


You truly understand the lesson. Always end your gaming on a high note.
 
3 days ago  

BumpInTheNight: Meanwhile if they're doing this on purpose, its working, there's something really funny about seeing this autogenerated ad for a game where the heart of the text is trashing it.


I've never heard one positive thing about Man of Medan.

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan (Zero Punctuation)
Youtube YTS3AIxVfi0
 
3 days ago  
Midevil Remaster all week.  Platforming is still iffy at times but the camera control is near perfect and combat is the hectic chaos I loved so much.

Kings Quest series is easily my favorite puzzle game.
 
3 days ago  
Picked up Greedfall the other day.

I'm digging it. Fills that "Bioware before they turned to shiat" niche that has been missing from my gaming  itinerary.

As for puzzle games, Tetris remains the king as far as I'm concerned.
 
3 days ago  

bdub77: Mike_LowELL: bdub77: This week I played a single multiplayer game of Halo Reach on PC. I jumped on, went 18 and 1, immediately declared there was zero chance I could play a better game than that one, and promptly quit out.

I played some dude who killed me eighteen times in a row, and then after I killed him, I called him noob garbage and he left.  He knew how badly he got owned.

You truly understand the lesson. Always end your gaming on a high note.


You were so mad when I threw the controller at my monitor, lol.
 
3 days ago  

BumpInTheNight: I think Steam is trying something new with the review system and its not working out well, for instance here's some I'm seeing:
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Not to mention I don't have a VR device so this is pretty moot to me despite the 'lab's pick for me'

and then this absolutely glowing sales pitch:
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Meanwhile if they're doing this on purpose, its working, there's something really funny about seeing this autogenerated ad for a game where the heart of the text is trashing it.


But it got an 8.1 in a scale that appears to be from 8 - 10!

Seriously, how are gaming mags still published, even online.  Absolutely valueless reviews.

Tic Tac Toe - 'A strategic masterpiece 9/10'

Paint Drying - 'A cerebral tour de force 8.5/10'

This Lump of Dirt - "Gritty Realism meets the 21st Century 9.5/10'
 
3 days ago  
I picked up the DLC for Battletech and so I've been stomping and smashing away in that.  It's still really good, but I might be biased since it was the first tabletop game I ever got into.

Favorite puzzle game: Tetris Attack.  Also known as Puzzle League or Panel de Pon, and as of 2 days ago it's available on the SNES Nintendo Switch Online collection.
 
3 days ago  

RedPhoenix122: Favorite puzzle game: Tetris Attack. Also known as Puzzle League or Panel de Pon, and as of 2 days ago it's available on the SNES Nintendo Switch Online collection.


I support everything you have said.  Panel de Pon was two decades ahead of its time, you no longer fight people with your fists or firearms, but with the power of the blockchain.  You should get a Bitcoin every time you win.  Goddamn, I'd be rich.

I do not have access to a Nintendo Switch, but I will gladly demolish anyone here in the open-source version of the game that Nintendo will probably sue out of existence five minutes after I write this post.
 
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