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2020-10-16 9:12:54 AM  
7 votes:
Best DLC?  Definitely this one (although it's actually an expansion so not sure if that counts)
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2020-10-15 1:46:56 PM  
7 votes:
I continue to play Star Wars: Squadrons.  Its just a ton of fun. I finished My Life At Portia on Monday.  It was a good game, but could have been 25 hours shorter.  I started a Plague Tale: Innocence.  Despite some solid reviews, I'm not terribly impressed so far.  It seems to be a walking simulator, with the puzzles in the game play very obvious and straightforward.  I'm on the 4th chapter, does anyone know if this gets better?

Thanks to Moike in last week's thread, I've ordered some parts to upgrade my X52 flight stick to have a less crappy cable.  Hopefully I'll get time to wire that up this weekend.

Best DLC?  This one:
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/I guess its not technically DLC, since it came on 3.5" floppies.
 
2020-10-15 12:22:49 PM  
6 votes:
Best DLC? Old World Blues for Fallout NV.
Worst? Anything from Borderlands: Pre-Sequel
 
2020-10-16 11:07:20 AM  
5 votes:
Worst DLC I ever bought?

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2020-10-16 10:33:02 AM  
5 votes:
Still playing Fallout 76 and enjoying it more than I thought.  It's a bug filled, glitchy mess of competing ideas, poor design decisions and obviously hacky attempts to fix a fundamentally broken program, but then again that's pretty much every Bethesda game.  You can actually mod it and there are some that *vastly* improve gameplay- why Bethesda won't include a perk manager is beyond me.  The mod broke with the last update and it's painful to play without one.

But at the core there's still the "What's around this corner?" explore and scavenge loop that makes games like this so interesting for me.  See screenshot below of my avatar finding a banjo in the middle of the New River Gorge bridge.  No reason to put it there, I'll bet 99% of people have never found it but it's one of those "Well, this is cool" moments.  I'll probably put it on the shelf for a few months- I've run all the main content and even got around to launching a nuke last night so other than side quests too annoying to bother with I'll wait for more content.

As far as best DLC the winners have to be Blood and Wineand Heart of Stone. Anyone thinking about creating DLC for an existing game should be forced to play both of these to see what DLC should be.

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2020-10-15 2:07:26 PM  
5 votes:
Best DLC is Shivering Isles.
 
2020-10-15 12:38:55 PM  
5 votes:
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That's my personal best.

As far as worst, it would probably be something from the "Civ" franchise.
 
2020-10-15 12:32:11 PM  
5 votes:

arrogantbastich: Diablo 3, getting ready for Diablo 4. I love Diablo. Especially when you get a character to that sweet spot where they just come in waves and you're essentially invulnerable. Very satisfying.


/CSB on model M's, I left a job recently where we had thin clients that still had PS2 ports. I used one there that I found in a pile of old equipment for about 4 years? I really wish I had taken it with me when I left, it used to drive people I thought sucked eggs absolutely mad as I type fast enough that it creates a nearly ceaseless clacking... I'm sure those assholes threw it away without knowing what it was. They were too busy talking about their quiverfull plans and various fake news, and not listening to me ask them about how they stomached donald trumps clear godlessness.


I use a Model M at work, have been for years.
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2020-10-15 12:12:22 PM  
5 votes:
Diablo 3, getting ready for Diablo 4. I love Diablo. Especially when you get a character to that sweet spot where they just come in waves and you're essentially invulnerable. Very satisfying.


/CSB on model M's, I left a job recently where we had thin clients that still had PS2 ports. I used one there that I found in a pile of old equipment for about 4 years? I really wish I had taken it with me when I left, it used to drive people I thought sucked eggs absolutely mad as I type fast enough that it creates a nearly ceaseless clacking... I'm sure those assholes threw it away without knowing what it was. They were too busy talking about their quiverfull plans and various fake news, and not listening to me ask them about how they stomached donald trumps clear godlessness.
 
2020-10-16 6:08:43 PM  
4 votes:

The Irrelevant Gamer: Best DLC was when Epic just kept releasing free maps and new modes for Unreal Tournament 2004. Those were the days. They just kept give my LAN party nerds free stuff.


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2020-10-16 9:58:28 AM  
4 votes:

isamudyson: So, what about Para Para Paradise?


I appreciate the entire lineage of games spanning Dance Dance Revolution, Pump It Up, Dance Maniax, Para Para Paradise, Just Dance, Dance Central, and Dancerush Stardom.

Understand that I am a degenerate who takes up hobbies and interests that suit his various psychological needs, and when it became apparent I will never become the best Warcraft III player in the world, I saw an opening, I saw an opportunity to lift weights and become Rank One™ at the fusion of dance and videogame.

I am still not Rank One™ and I will never get close to being Rank One™, but I disabled the setting in Dance Dance Revolution where you get booed if you do poorly.  Even when I fail, I feel as though I am achieving greatness.
 
2020-10-16 9:46:57 AM  
4 votes:
More GTAV Online. Went to go see if I could finish up Spider-Man PS4 but found the game data deleted (not the save thankfully) cause the kids had to make room for some other stuff. So I deleted the other stuff and proceeded to re-install it. While I waited I got a little further in Control and God of War PS4.

Best DLC I've personally bought would be Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep. Worst would be the Fortnight battle pass I purchased for each of the kids once.

Mike_LowELL: I really wanted to post a video of someone playing this, but turns out that Dance Dance Revolution and Pump It Up players are physically incapable of having enough balance to play these games without the use of the metal handrails behind the dance controller, it is legitimately embarrassing and I do not wish to give them publicity.


I know, right? Including this "speedrunner" from Summer Games Done Quick this year. 
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2020-10-15 2:48:58 PM  
4 votes:
I'm enjoying the BG3 early access at the moment. So far it's looking like Larian have knocked it out of the park again, to me at least
 
2020-10-16 10:24:19 PM  
3 votes:

ParadoxDice: Deathbymeteor: Got a few hours of Batman in this week, but not much else, due to watching debates, or working late.

As for DLC, the best is either Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, because anything involving Tiny Tina is great.  Worst DLC was probably the first attempt at fixing the ME3 endings, such that I never even bothered to add the later DLC's that tried to fix it properly, because nope, you had two shots and failed, you don't get a 3rd chance

Yeah, I'll put Tiny Tina above the holiday DLC...


Not gonna lie. I cried at the end.
 
2020-10-16 8:59:28 PM  
3 votes:
Got a few hours of Batman in this week, but not much else, due to watching debates, or working late.

As for DLC, the best is either Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, because anything involving Tiny Tina is great.  Worst DLC was probably the first attempt at fixing the ME3 endings, such that I never even bothered to add the later DLC's that tried to fix it properly, because nope, you had two shots and failed, you don't get a 3rd chance
 
2020-10-16 6:14:36 PM  
3 votes:

isamudyson: The Irrelevant Gamer: Best DLC was when Epic just kept releasing free maps and new modes for Unreal Tournament 2004. Those were the days. They just kept give my LAN party nerds free stuff.

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Same.

We played UT so damned much (my fark handle was one of my UT names, the other was HisOwnMomma, so it would say "SuchAndSuch killed by HisOwnMomma".) Glorious times. I really miss LAN parties where everyone would bring their own rig and you'd just got to town with deathmatch, CTF, and the other game modes.
 
2020-10-16 3:55:25 PM  
3 votes:

RussianPotato: A new level was opened up yesterday in America's hardest game, "Dude, Where's My 3080 Car(d)?"

Bestbuy dropped what must have been a few hundred or thousand of multiple models all at the same time yesterday.  Almost got to add one to my cart.  So close.


I'm too old and my reflexes are too bad for twitch gaming.  Let me know when the release something turn-based.
 
2020-10-16 10:44:45 AM  
3 votes:

Mike_LowELL: phimuskapsi: Your setup reminds me a lot of mine.

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I enjoy how the two comments on your Fark display are both in red.


Not angry red though. Luckless Wonder is a Football Farker, and fan of the Washington [redacteds], so I have him marked vaguely the color of the team ;)
 
2020-10-16 10:36:39 AM  
3 votes:
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I really want to play the new baldurs gate but I need to upgrade my computer first :(
 
2020-10-16 10:28:16 AM  
3 votes:

arrogantbastich:

/CSB on model M's, I left a job recently where we had thin clients that still had PS2 ports. I used one there that I found in a pile of old equipment for about 4 years? I really wish I had taken it with me when I left

If you want a keyboard that feels roughly the same, and has a great noise, I recommend DasKeyboard. Expensive, but worth it. I've had mine for 3 years now and you would think it was new.

Markoff_Cheney: I finally got my battlestation moved to it's own room downstairs with the house clear of all roommates, a man could get a whole lot of nothing done in this chair.
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Your setup reminds me a lot of mine.

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2020-10-16 10:27:54 AM  
3 votes:
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2020-10-16 10:00:27 AM  
3 votes:
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elite dangerous. i just bought a cutter. i painted mine red.
 
2020-10-16 9:21:41 AM  
3 votes:
Fell into the Remnant: From the Ashes hole.  I never knew I wanted to spam panic rolls while taking potshots.  Not overly fond of the bosses, but I do love all the nooks and crannies throughout the map.  Been playing in offline mode, since it's pretty annoying when they run off without you and kill everything when I want to slowly comb the map.  Will mess with online co-op after I finish the game.

As for DLC, the worst will always be Horse Armor.  I personally blame it for normalizing first-day DLC AND paid cosmetics.
 
2020-10-16 9:10:57 AM  
3 votes:
Been playing Squadrons here and there. Having some serious issues with the ranked mode, as half of my placement games have been uneven teams. They shouldn't be able to launch a ranked game unless it's 5v5. Devs claim they are working on it, but it's sapping my desire to play.

Best DLC? Lair of the Shadow Broker for Mass Effect 2. Brings back Liara, and had a decent length of gameplay to it, and the Shadow Broker files on your party just add that little bit of extra spice to the party members' backstories. ME2 is my #1 game of all time, so that colors my opinion somewhat.
 
2020-10-15 1:40:01 PM  
3 votes:
I'm about to finish Secret of the Silver Blades, I'm on the second level of the final castle, only the inner sanctum left to go after that.  Then its off to Pools of Darkness, so I can wrap up that little bit of lost history.  I have the level setting maxed, so I have been at maximum exp since the Frost Giant Village.

DLC, like paid for it?  I really don't like any of it, it makes it seem like the developers released an unfinished game (Stellaris!, CIV VI!) but it would probably be Nuka World for Fallout IV.

Not-paid-for (mods) it would definitely be some of the aesthetic enhancement mods for the Elder Scrolls games.  Especially the ones with enhanced physics.  Yes, I'm a dirty old Nord.
 
2020-10-15 12:59:02 PM  
3 votes:
Broke down and bought Squadrons.  Finally, a decent EA Star Wars game.  It certainly captures the XWvTF vibe.  Got called dogshiat in my first multiplayer mission, so that was cool.  Still haven't quite made the adjustment from flight stick to controller though.
 
2020-10-15 12:25:45 PM  
3 votes:
I finally got my battlestation moved to it's own room downstairs with the house clear of all roommates, a man could get a whole lot of nothing done in this chair.
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Been finally trying to whip my first play through of Tony Hawk with Jamie Thomas because that is how I used to roll. Won a few more Fall Guys rounds, and still trying to finish the admittedly not strong Squadrons single player campaign. 
Now that I have fairly adequate space for V.R. I am going to calibrate it today or tomorrow to the new room and finally dig into Alyx.

Mod I got the most out of recently was the X Games and Olympics DLC on Steep. Loved that game but not the lack of content, that fleshed it out with some really fun parks.

I feel like I will finally get a solid 10+ hours of gaming a week in now that most of the chores and house work are caught up. I have no excuses left.
 
2020-10-16 7:22:16 PM  
2 votes:
Been flying around Star Citizen this week.

Explored some wrecks:
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Finally traveled to the Javelin wreck on Daymar (also, I really love this rifle and the animations):
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Crusader peeking out from behind Daymar:
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Honestly this was just a really nice shot I had:
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2020-10-16 7:11:43 PM  
2 votes:
I'm currently replaying my entire library on a Ryzen 5 3400g desktop after almost a decade of exclusively using laptops. I had no idea games could be played at 1080p!
 
2020-10-16 6:24:51 PM  
2 votes:

RyansPrivates: isamudyson: The Irrelevant Gamer: Best DLC was when Epic just kept releasing free maps and new modes for Unreal Tournament 2004. Those were the days. They just kept give my LAN party nerds free stuff.

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Same.

We played UT so damned much (my fark handle was one of my UT names, the other was HisOwnMomma, so it would say "SuchAndSuch killed by HisOwnMomma".) Glorious times. I really miss LAN parties where everyone would bring their own rig and you'd just got to town with deathmatch, CTF, and the other game modes.


Hell yes.  CTF-Face, LowGrav, MoonJump, Instagib.  You could cross the entire map in a single jump, but it would be in a slow, predictable, easily-sniped arc.  When my friends got more into Halo, I just couldn't see the appeal next to UT's fast-paced badassery.  Flak Cannon 4 Lyfe.
 
2020-10-16 2:18:53 PM  
2 votes:
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I really want to play the new baldurs gate but I need to upgrade my computer first :(

I was able to play it for an hour or so.

Then I shut it down for one reason or other and no matter what I do, I can't get it to start again.  It just crashes on launch.

Updated drivers, run windowed mode, turned off AV, verified integrity in steam.  Nothing works.  I am sadness.
 
2020-10-16 11:52:31 AM  
2 votes:
Being from far back enough that nethack holds meaning over the label "rougelike."
As first to a thing is rarely also best at the thing, but first to commonly gets to be the nomenclature (genre term).

I have totally had my fill of procedural generation RNG luck fest games.
Yeah a good nethack can be good. BUT that's just craps table gaming for the ratio of player luck vs player agency.
And for me, while i do love the craps table, my average weekly game play ratio needs to be way more player agency than RNG luck to be satisfying.

And fook the market for noticing that procedural generation is more cost effective than deigned levels, and gambling addiction is a way easier hook to leverage than well designed player agency game play.


My POV sees the terms "endless replay of procedural generated levels+ as "cost effective RNG level design so hope you like a random difficulty game.
Games like Oxygen Not Included. This is all but a great game to me. 100% made uninteresting due to RNG level potential and difficulty.
Does the map have X, Y, Z resources that will make the game that much easier or is the map full of stuff that makes the play that much harder?
You can't know until you dump hours into the play, and then if it turns out south go back and repetitively do it again, just to find out if this map is a good late game map of a shiat one.

Random map generation that means random difficulty curve sounds like the exact opposite of crafted game play design to me.

But a lot of this is just, the vast number of hours i've logged. It's why BR games got nothig of instead to me, that's just Counter Strike. A team elimination game . the "twist" is just a big map, and many many small teams instead of only two teams. But ti still just feels like playing any other elimination FPS game. one off small picture goals of minimal team work.
Where as i way prefer a game more like BF2/2142, Planet side 2 stuff. Bigger teams working to a specific goals besides don't miss and don't get shot. Where the team work of a team can beat the pants of a "team" of highly skilled shooters that lone wolf play it.

The challenge of coordinating and corporation with 11-31 other players, to work a larger goal than just get more kills. that's way way more interesting to me than how many kills can i get before i get killed, will we get the most kills?


I like needing to plan in advance to notice an objective will need to be moved on now to protect it because if we wait to noti9ce ti is being attacked it will take too long to get there to protect it.


I been pretty hard pressed to find satisfying video game aciton  of late. As so many games just want to be either PG maps and RNG outcomes solo play, or just various twists on simplistic counter strike elimination game play.
 
2020-10-16 11:43:05 AM  
2 votes:

phimuskapsi: Your setup reminds me a lot of mine.


Someone could get a lot of nothing done in that chair as well. It is kinda funny, my cousin bought me this PC originally back 9 years ago and the only remaining part of that build is the back up internal hard drive, but it is still essentially my first true gaming PC and has gone from a AMD FX 6300 with a 650 GTX using my old 48" 1080p TV as a monitor to this.
I remember drooling over nice setups a decade ago wondering how the hell someone just goes out and buys all this top of the line stuff and nice crap without realizing you slowly keep building and adding till one day you just have an excess of stuff.
 
2020-10-16 11:17:37 AM  
2 votes:

Mike_LowELL: I always take my shoes off before going on the dance floor, my Vegeta socks drive the ladies wild.


Mike_LowELL 2020
Why settle for anything less?
 
2020-10-16 11:02:10 AM  
2 votes:
I currently have covid, so my two closest friends and I have been running multiplayer games of Baldur's Gate  1 and 2. We're all available to play every night because of the currently compatible schedule and it's been a ton of fun.

The game is actually cross platform multiplayer so one person is actually playing on a Chromebook. That's pretty sweet.
 
2020-10-16 11:01:47 AM  
2 votes:
This week was mostly spent getting the new PC* up and running, so my gaming has been very limited. I have, however, restarted Subnautica now that I can run it on settings higher than "potato".


Best DLC I've bought: Probably one of the Cities: Skylines addons, though picking one in particular is kinda like trying to pick a favorite child.


* Specs for the curious: Ryzen 7 2700X, Radeon RX580 Pulse (8GB), 16GB DDR4 (2133MHz), 500GB SSD, 2TB HDD, Win10 Pro (w/ a 250GB partition set aside for Linux later.)

 
2020-10-16 10:07:44 AM  
2 votes:

Markoff_Cheney: I finally got my battlestation moved to it's own room downstairs with the house clear of all roommates, a man could get a whole lot of nothing done in this chair.
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That's one hell of a setup. I'm hoping to iterate my aforementioned new build with stuff like additional monitors, HOTAS, Fight Sticks etc, but after the initial purchase, most of the shared family income is going to stuff to help LucklessWifeder's health situation (new wheelchair ramp, most prominently)
 
2020-10-16 10:04:33 AM  
2 votes:

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: LucklessWonder: I created my party with useful descriptive names in the hope I might remember their classes/roles:

You couldn't come up with better names?

Brock Punchface
Elisa Cutpurse
Merlin McFlamus
Healana Feelgood
Ginsu Cutter
Mara Kidneykick


Last time out, I went all Space Mutiny (Roll Fizzlebeef etc.)
 
2020-10-16 9:50:44 AM  
2 votes:
As ever, my video game habit manifested itself in quick micro doses of games played as I slowly, slowly work my way through my backlog. Part of that is that my long-planned/wish-listed/waitlisted/et​c. new desktop build looks like it might actually finally fall within my budget this time next week, which is exciting, even if a Ryzen 5 3600/GeForce RTX 2060 Super is nobody's idea of a cutting edge rig.

First, as ever is good old Star Wars: The Old Republic, where my Jedi Knight finally is doing missions on Hoth. Eventually, the goal is to scavenge plans for the current Sith Emperor's fortress-ship from an ice-preserved wreck. Unfortunately an Imperial invasion force has delayed that somewhat, so I'm currently sabotaging artillery emplacements:
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Those have now been disabled, and increased Imperial activity around the aforementioned ship crash site is about to get some lightsaber diplomacy.

Moving on from Hoth to what the localization team is certain is Definitely Not Japan, I decided to play Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All, the second game in the franchise after I had enjoyed the loopiness and insanity of the original game last year. Despite the game opening with Phoenix getting assaulted with a fire extinguisher and arguing the opening case with head trauma induced amnesia, I was disappointed in how relatively sane the first case was. No parrot cross-examinations here, just this jerk who never shuts up:
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Who might qualify as the most annoying opening witness yet.  I did successfully defend my client and send this dude to trial for the murder he basically confessed to. Now off to have "burgers" in an American noodle stand (and definitely not Ramen in Japan) with Mia Fey before the second case.

On tabletop, both my Dungeons & Dragons games got postponed due to scheduling, so to scratch that Rime of the Frostmaiden itch, I busted out the OG Icewind Dale game again. This was the only Infinity Engine series I never really played much back in the day, so I'm playing the Y2K-era interface here in 2020 and getting mildly aggravated by the QoL improvements that simply don't yet exist. I created my party with useful descriptive names in the hope I might remember their classes/roles:
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And on to the prologue in Easthaven. I did all the initial side quests (fighting beetles below the bar, rescuing the boy's fish from goblins, clearing a wolf from a workshop and reuniting a river spirit with the descendant of her true love) and rested a bunch between each, since I'm both not trying for a speed run, and also recall how lethal 2nd Edition D&D combat can be.

That done, it's off to the caves to try and track down what's happening with the trade caravans:
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Which I think becomes the first part of the main quest when I report back to Hrothgar in town and the expedition begins in earnest. All I remember is that the next location opens with a surprisingly large Orc force as the first encounter. So it's time to get stabby.
 
2020-10-16 9:37:01 AM  
2 votes:
Squadrons is the game I've wanted every video game generation since the 90s.  Got a fairly solid team that actually uses tactics.  I took to the standard TIE right away, and I'm not sure why.  This week I found a hit-and-run Interceptor stealth build that makes escorting and covering easy-mode, and a tractor-and-beacon Support build that shuts down the "mosquito" bomber tactic (ie, touch nose to capital ship and hold down fire button).

When my team isn't on, Fall Guys.
 
2020-10-16 9:35:04 AM  
2 votes:

gopher321: Bought Raft when it was on sale last week...very, very addictive.

Meet my new friend...

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Sadly, little G____e drowned a couple days ago when I went ashore a little too long.  :(


that is on my watchlist.  Looked fun when FGTvee were playing it.  glad to hear good things about it.

Epic free games have been great with kids at home.  they get a 'new' game every week if they are good, given they are 8 and 6, some weeks are more appropriate than others.

Civ 6 was nice to try (thanks Epic), but vastly different from  Civ 3, which is my civ go-to

Started with Rocket League a couple of weeks ago.  Very fun break between meetings.
 
2020-10-16 9:29:05 AM  
2 votes:

Atomic Jonb: I'm about to finish Secret of the Silver Blades, I'm on the second level of the final castle, only the inner sanctum left to go after that.  Then its off to Pools of Darkness, so I can wrap up that little bit of lost history.  I have the level setting maxed, so I have been at maximum exp since the Frost Giant Village.

DLC, like paid for it?  I really don't like any of it, it makes it seem like the developers released an unfinished game (Stellaris!, CIV VI!) but it would probably be Nuka World for Fallout IV.

Not-paid-for (mods) it would definitely be some of the aesthetic enhancement mods for the Elder Scrolls games.  Especially the ones with enhanced physics.  Yes, I'm a dirty old Nord.


Yeah, I hated what happened in Nuka world too. I've way too many hour shooting raiders on sight and now I need to hand over the settlements i built for the people to them?? piss off. I only missed 2 achievements in that game, they won where i have over all of the settlements to raiders and the one in nuka with the gun game, that's not fun that punishment.
 
2020-10-16 9:28:43 AM  
2 votes:

Windle Poons: I think I made a horrible mistake in CK3.

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That's not a mistake in CK3,
That's keeping the dynasty strong ... well until your children start to get the 'inbred' trait anyway.
 
2020-10-16 4:00:58 AM  
2 votes:
Currently playing football manager 2020 since the free giveaway. Currently taking my local side, Wingate & Finchley from the lower lower leagues to the top! Currently in the Vanarama national. It's getting exciting!

Never regretted a DLC purchase I've made.
I'm quite sparing, and I tend to wait for sales. I'm currently waiting for another Assassin's creed sale to get the Odyssey DLCs.

The best would be almost any paradox grand strategy DLC. I think they've got it nailed down, add content to the game for a decent value. They're also not essential so you don't need to if you don't like the sound of it.
 
2020-10-15 1:30:33 PM  
2 votes:
Re-playing Bully right now, I hope to actually finish it this time.

I'm disappointed that I can't build ground floor hotel rooms in Project Highrise's Las Vegas add on, but it's not really a big deal. It would be nice, though.
 
2020-10-15 12:57:06 PM  
2 votes:
I won't say it's the best DLC, by far, but the most underrated one is XCom: Chimera Squad.  A lot of the hate was "it's not xcom!" or "it's xcom light!"

It wasn't grognard, it was beer and pretzels. It was well balanced and fun. I played it through 5 or 6 times.
 
2020-10-15 12:46:10 PM  
2 votes:
Finished The Original Strife: Veteran Edition. Started up Dishonored 2 after much deliberation over what I would play next.

Best DLC? Old World Blues for Fallout: New Vegas. Loved every minute of it.

Worst DLC? I do not know, honestly. I tend to be a bit stingy so I rarely buy DLC unless I know that I want it.
 
2020-10-16 9:46:54 PM  
1 vote:

Deathbymeteor: Got a few hours of Batman in this week, but not much else, due to watching debates, or working late.

As for DLC, the best is either Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, because anything involving Tiny Tina is great.  Worst DLC was probably the first attempt at fixing the ME3 endings, such that I never even bothered to add the later DLC's that tried to fix it properly, because nope, you had two shots and failed, you don't get a 3rd chance


Yeah, I'll put Tiny Tina above the holiday DLC...
 
2020-10-16 8:19:49 PM  
1 vote:
 
2020-10-16 6:35:49 PM  
1 vote:

Last Man on Earth: RyansPrivates: isamudyson: The Irrelevant Gamer: Best DLC was when Epic just kept releasing free maps and new modes for Unreal Tournament 2004. Those were the days. They just kept give my LAN party nerds free stuff.

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Same.

We played UT so damned much (my fark handle was one of my UT names, the other was HisOwnMomma, so it would say "SuchAndSuch killed by HisOwnMomma".) Glorious times. I really miss LAN parties where everyone would bring their own rig and you'd just got to town with deathmatch, CTF, and the other game modes.

Hell yes.  CTF-Face, LowGrav, MoonJump, Instagib.  You could cross the entire map in a single jump, but it would be in a slow, predictable, easily-sniped arc.  When my friends got more into Halo, I just couldn't see the appeal next to UT's fast-paced badassery.  Flak Cannon 4 Lyfe.


Same. I haven't really done FPS since quake and urt days.

Then at a family thing a younger relative asked me to play some halo with him. I was disgusted.

Maybe I'll do some splatoon this weekend. I was decent at it on the wii-u, but somehow got worse on the switch.
 
2020-10-16 4:11:06 PM  
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Not much playtime this week, but I have kept abreast of Fallout 4 and Skyrim mods because I'll only stop going back to those wells when the next installments release. At this point though, it is mostly just a matter of installing a new weapon mod that seems cool enough to try.

This weekend will undoubtedly see more Baldur's Gate 3. I'm rolling through the different classes to get a feel for them, but I can't tell if wizard really is more efficient than warlock, or I just have a better idea of what I'm doing on my second go.

Best DLC was when Epic just kept releasing free maps and new modes for Unreal Tournament 2004. Those were the days. They just kept give my LAN party nerds free stuff.

Best DLC I actually paid for was probably Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep for Borderlands 2. The framing device was fun, the writing was some of the team's better work, and it unexpectedly hit me in the feels at one point. It's the most memorable at least.

Worst DLC was any CoD maps that were required to keep up with multiplayer, but cost money. I could afford it, but paying just so I could continue to enjoy the game because matchmaking would go to shiat if you only had the old maps felt like a pretty big "fark you, pay me" moment.
 
2020-10-16 4:00:37 PM  
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I honestly don't think I've played much in the way of DLC. As in, I don't buy many games and I buy even fewer extras. Which is odd because I've pushed out Titanomachina as DLC for Tabletop Simulator. It's free though, which means when you subscribe you don't really buy it. The idea is to get people playing it though, rather than milk people for their hard-earned kopins. Maybe if people like it enough, they'll be interested in playing it as a real tabletop game with their friends when the risk of impending doom rolls back enough.

Which is why I've been painting:
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They're all primed black. Leftmost is based with 'Sprout' from Uber Matte, and then a sepia wash with Agrax Earthshade from GW. Left is based with Averland Sunset, washed with Agrax Earthshade, both GW, then layered with Golden Yellow (Vallejo), Pale Yellow (Vallejo), and Fluroescent Yellow (Craft Smart). Also lowlit by Mephiston Red and then Carroburg Crimson (both GW). Right is based with 'Wisteria' from Uber Matte, and far right is 'Lake' from Uber Matte.

Mind you, I've been fiddling with ways to improve the game and one way, I think, is to revert 'pushing' slightly and limit it to Limbs and Weapon Systems with the Hard Rounds trait. This would change the way the Hard Rounds trait currently work as it makes guns too flexible. To recap: players play cards face down as a cost to play others face-up; Hard Rounds allowed players to play additional cards face-down to increase the Effect (damage, push, etc) of the Hard Rounds Weapon System played face-up. Maybe tweak some of the system costs (HR cost vs Charge cost, etc).

I should also commission this artist again:
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2020-10-16 3:59:00 PM  
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ThomasPaineTrain: Best DLC? Old World Blues for Fallout NV.


I actually preferred Dead Money. The "beep beep beep", okay, that was annoying, but getting away with 100K+ caps worth of old world money and another 40K in gold bars? Absolutely delicious.

Worst? Anything from Borderlands: Pre-Sequel

Horse Power Armor (full price paid mod) for fallout 4 creation club. A slap in the face by the original slap in the face, Horse Armor DLC for Oblivion.
 
2020-10-16 2:04:28 PM  
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Markoff_Cheney: phimuskapsi: Your setup reminds me a lot of mine.

Someone could get a lot of nothing done in that chair as well. It is kinda funny, my cousin bought me this PC originally back 9 years ago and the only remaining part of that build is the back up internal hard drive, but it is still essentially my first true gaming PC and has gone from a AMD FX 6300 with a 650 GTX using my old 48" 1080p TV as a monitor to this.
I remember drooling over nice setups a decade ago wondering how the hell someone just goes out and buys all this top of the line stuff and nice crap without realizing you slowly keep building and adding till one day you just have an excess of stuff.


Yep, just keep adding when able. 

For my photo you can actually see an evolution as well. The monitor on the left was one of a pair of 1080p's I started off with. Then the one on the right is a 2K screen that I went to next, then the Acer 34" ultrawide g-sync was the next purchase. 

My PC is fairly new new but I built it up over the last 3 years pretty extensively after getting into a better financial position that allowed me to splurge a bit. I have no major plans for years though, at this point it'll be a GPU upgrade at some point.
 
2020-10-16 1:58:19 PM  
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Mostly Stardew Valley Multiplayer and To The Moon this week. Probably gonna try Minecraft with my kid this coming week. Never played it before but I have enjoyed Portal KnightsCyberpunk 2077 is only a month away and I cannot wait!
DLC... I was quite pleased with the DLC for both Assassin's Creed: Oddyssey and Syndicate.Also liked the expansions for Steepand Fallout 4.
 
2020-10-16 12:48:00 PM  
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Got the credits to roll in Hades- what a fantastic ride that was.  Still some end-game stuff to do but I think I'm going to put it down for a while as Factorio has been calling me back (the factory must grow!)
 
2020-10-16 12:39:57 PM  
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Speaking of keyboards, got my GMMK with Gateron Browns. Very nice keyboard, has  a good feel. I went ahead and got the black aura keycaps to make it extra special.

I've decided I like the Gateron Browns better than Cherry Reds or Browns. The bump is subtle and not as "grindy" as the Cherry MX browns.
 
2020-10-16 12:37:03 PM  
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Mike_LowELL: isamudyson: So, what about Para Para Paradise?

I appreciate the entire lineage of games spanning Dance Dance Revolution, Pump It Up, Dance Maniax, Para Para Paradise, Just Dance, Dance Central, and Dancerush Stardom.

Understand that I am a degenerate who takes up hobbies and interests that suit his various psychological needs, and when it became apparent I will never become the best Warcraft III player in the world, I saw an opening, I saw an opportunity to lift weights and become Rank One™ at the fusion of dance and videogame.


You, sir, are a man of culture.

/I was never really coordinated/talented enough to freestyle, though
 
2020-10-16 12:05:50 PM  
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PvtStash: Yeah a good nethack can be good. BUT that's just craps table gaming for the ratio of player luck vs player agency.


I feel like you're looking at it from the wrong direction.  The point of it is the player's skill comes in from adapting to what they get.  Agency and choice is all about how you use the cards you're dealt, as opposed to a static strategic choice.
 
2020-10-16 11:50:46 AM  
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LucklessWonder: Markoff_Cheney: I finally got my battlestation moved to it's own room downstairs with the house clear of all roommates, a man could get a whole lot of nothing done in this chair.
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That's one hell of a setup. I'm hoping to iterate my aforementioned new build with stuff like additional monitors, HOTAS, Fight Sticks etc, but after the initial purchase, most of the shared family income is going to stuff to help LucklessWifeder's health situation (new wheelchair ramp, most prominently)


See above, props on getting a base rig going.
 
2020-10-16 11:33:45 AM  
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Finally got to play Fall Guys with a friend and had a blast. Highly recommend to anyone as even playing solo felt more fun than most online multiplayer games I've tried (probably because they just sidestep the whole 'interaction with randos' element that I dread so much). Downloaded Baldur's Gate 3 and will try that out this weekend along with another friend, we'll see how it goes. I'll probably also dive back into Monster Hunter World for a biatchaven't tried/don't own the expansion yet, I'm slow with such things).

Favorite DLC? It's probably a tie between Dragon Age: Inquisition'sTrespasser DLC and Assassin's Creed Origins'Curse of the Pharaohs DLC. Trespasser just scratched that itch so good for more Dragon Age content (man I am starving for that), and Curse of the Pharaohs was just so, so amazing when it was running on all cylinders. I loved the idea of exploring the Egyptian afterlife, and it was beautifully presented.
 
2020-10-16 11:04:09 AM  
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LucklessWonder: Slaxl: Currently playing football manager 2020 since the free giveaway. Currently taking my local side, Wingate & Finchley from the lower lower leagues to the top! Currently in the Vanarama national. It's getting exciting!

I should try and drag the MIGHTY Oxford United up the pyramid in that.


Do it. Half the fun for me is that I live so close to their stadium I get to imagine it expanding it as I go up the leagues. It's more like an RPG.
 
2020-10-16 10:59:20 AM  
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Glockenspiel Hero: But at the core there's still the "What's around this corner?" explore and scavenge loop that makes games like this so interesting for me.  See screenshot below of my avatar finding a banjo in the middle of the New River Gorge bridge.  No reason to put it there, I'll bet 99% of people have never found it but it's one of those "Well, this is cool" moments.


I'm getting close to 1k hours now apparently and I still occasionally find not just hand crafted set pieces but art assets I'd never seen before.  Earlier this week I found a tractor being ridden by a dead raider pulling a cart containing a bunch of trussed up dead settlers in it.  Pretty sure it's a permanent map item, not a random spawn point spawn I'd never seen before.  The tied up settler corpses was an art asset I'd never seen before.  Honestly, I think the tractor, while the base model is used in a few places, had a different paint scheme than any other too.

Now  that I've come back I'm really enjoying the content that was added....but I'm starting to feel like the human NPCs kind of ruined the narrative.  The story of West Virginia in Fallout was such...beautiful desolation and sadness.  Now there is noise everywhere and all of those tragic stories have been turned into 'man, those chumps were stupid, we're just going to build some walls and it's all good.'  'oh, the BoS died to the last man in a desperate but failed last stand?  No worries, here's some more coming to make things even more crowded.'

There's a lookout tower where if you go to the top on the bed is a ranger's hat.  If you pick it up there is note under it:

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There are moments like that everywhere, just tragic and sad.  And now the story feels like 'pass a red speech check against the raiders to save the dog because his owner was too stupid to go five feet down the road to find help everyone gets happy endings and there are people everywhere'.
 
2020-10-16 10:44:56 AM  
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I bought this.  After several hours trying to set it up and getting it to work (I needed to update my Nvidia drivers), I haven't been able to touch it until tonight.  I'm hoping it works with Microsoft Flight simulator or ARK: Survival Evolved, or I might have to dust off Elite: Dangerous again.
 
2020-10-16 9:46:03 AM  
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Checked out a couple of hours in the latest Grounded update. Nothing all that interesting, still no new areas to explore, and nothing major for base upgrades...

Went through several boxes in storage last night and found all my older RPG books. 3.x D&D, 3rd, 4th, and 5th edition Shadowrun, 2nd and 3rd Edition Star Wars, 2nd edition Mutants and Masterminds, 1st edition Vampire: The Masquerade, 2nd edition WoD and Vampire: The Requiem books, some Pathfinder stuff that I forgot I had...

All in all, about 4 plastic bins worth of books.

Now I need bookshelves...
 
2020-10-16 9:33:31 AM  
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Finished Squadrons story mode and good lord they need to fix the refresh rate bug.
 
2020-10-16 9:25:08 AM  
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Been playing Persona 5 Royal after picking it up during the sale.  I had misgivings, since I've already played the base game, but I'm enjoying it all over again.  Beat the second boss last night.


Lord Bear: Best DLC?  This one:

/I guess its not technically DLC, since it came on 3.5" floppies.


Eh, neither was Throne of Bhaal, and that was going to be my answer.
 
2020-10-16 9:20:28 AM  
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Windle Poons: I think I made a horrible mistake in CK3.

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You should post that to r/shiatCrusaderKingsSay

/it's gonna get nailed by the filter, I know
 
2020-10-16 9:13:39 AM  
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I've been playing Dishonored 2 while waiting for Torchlight 3to be released on Xbox. I'm about to reach the clockwork manor on NG+, which should be pretty fun.

The best DLC I've ever purchased would be Witcher 3's Heart of Stone or that one in Elder Scrolls where you go to Sheogorath's realm.

The worst: I'm an actual sucker who paid for horse armor.
 
2020-10-16 9:04:14 AM  
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Dimensio: Finished The Original Strife: Veteran Edition. Started up Dishonored 2 after much deliberation over what I would play next.

Best DLC? Old World Blues for Fallout: New Vegas. Loved every minute of it.

Worst DLC? I do not know, honestly. I tend to be a bit stingy so I rarely buy DLC unless I know that I want it.


You're in for a treat! Dishonored 2 is one of my all time favorites. And the new game plus mode is an absolute joy.
 
2020-10-16 7:19:17 AM  
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I just want you all to know that co-operative mode in Pump It Up is the high point of our civilization.

[PUMP IT UP XX] District 1 CO-OP X3 / Triple Performance ✔
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Understand that this excellent genre of alleged videogames and alleged dancing may not appeal to Farkers because it requires basic human skills like "not getting exhausted because you walked from the front door to your car", but you can take confidence that my findings are genuine.

Consider that most people do not even know there is a Doubles mode, where you play both sides of the board, and then they come up with this idea that you create a dance team and you share the entire board -- multiple people play Doubles at the same time -- you even get bonus points for saying "You got served!" at the end of the song.

I think the reason I enjoy this mode so much is because there is this thing in videogaming where you blame your noob allies for costing the match, and now I can do this in my cutting-edge fake dancing simulators.  What the hell were red and blue even thinking, hitting the notes in a substandard fashion?

I really wanted to post a video of someone playing this, but turns out that Dance Dance Revolution and Pump It Up players are physically incapable of having enough balance to play these games without the use of the metal handrails behind the dance controller, it is legitimately embarrassing and I do not wish to give them publicity.

Imagine playing these games with the safety bar when you could be playing them with two long sticks, one in each arm, as you smack the buttons with the sticks in order to achieve the full combo.  Degenerates.  The whole lot of 'em.
 
2020-10-15 9:46:54 PM  
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For some reason getting screenshots from CoH in Windows 10 is a pain.  It seems to capture what was onscreen some time earlier (possibly when I switch to a different application and back) rather than what was onscreen when I hit PrtSc, and it does not even capture the entire screen sometimes.

Anyway, here is Giga Farad waiting for the Hamidon raid to start.
 
2020-10-15 3:59:56 PM  
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Les who now?
 
2020-10-15 3:36:58 PM  
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Damn you to the cold vacuum of space, Steam! Space Crewis out and on sale.
 
2020-10-15 3:32:54 PM  
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isamudyson: Looks like Sega has a few anniversary gifts for everyone:

https://kotaku.com/sega-made-a-mashup-​of-yakuza-and-streets-of-rage-2-you-18​45371926


Steam has a sale on all Sega games going till the 19th. Including some Total War and Warhammer 40k
 
2020-10-15 2:52:48 PM  
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2020-10-15 12:57:47 PM  
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Been playing a bit of Medieval Dynasty.  It's still in alpha, so it's raw, but it's heading in a good direction.  There are a lot of things had haven't been developed out yet, so if you're looking for really deep gameplay, you're not going to see it yet...but the developers seem open to including new ideas for the future.
 
2020-10-15 12:26:43 PM  
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Not mod, DLC.
 
2020-10-15 12:23:15 PM  
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Been playing The Survivalists all week.  I feel like I'm pretty close to beating it.  I'm rather disappointed with the length of the game, but it definitely is fun.  I guess I can't really complain when the deluxe version of the game is $30.

The worst DLC I ever got was the Legacy of the Yakesha expansion.  Not only did it offer no new content for max level players, but the stupid Frogloks took over Grobb!  My Troll Shadow Knight was ridiculed for years because of that.
 
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