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2022-11-24 11:01:50 AM  
https://www.gog.com/en/game/narita_boy

Narita Boy is free at GOG as well.
 
2022-11-24 11:03:41 AM  
Just got notice that I'm officially done with my Masters in Data Analytics...I'm playing anything and everything.  Right now it's Battle Tech while Cyberpunk 2077 downloads.  As a graduation gift to myself, I have an Nvidia RTX 3070 coming my way...Very much looking forward to seeing the difference in games like Cyberpunk..
 
2022-11-24 11:06:52 AM  
Revisiting Alien: Isolation
 
2022-11-24 11:08:45 AM  

plecos: Revisiting Alien: Isolation


I get lost so easily in that game...really have to play when I know I'm not going to be interrupted.. It's all about the atmosphere. :)
 
2022-11-24 11:11:48 AM  

leeto2: Just got notice that I'm officially done with my Masters in Data Analytics...I'm playing anything and everything.  Right now it's Battle Tech while Cyberpunk 2077 downloads.  As a graduation gift to myself, I have an Nvidia RTX 3070 coming my way...Very much looking forward to seeing the difference in games like Cyberpunk..


+1 mortarboard for you!
 
2022-11-24 11:12:57 AM  
Hoping to find a good sale on a 3070 tomorrow.  My 3060 has been nothing but trouble for two years.  I do not recommend buying prebuilt systems.  I have had to replace everything but the processor and motherboard.

I tried the Darktide pre-order beta but you can't play with bots.  You have to play with strangers and that's not me.  I'll be back on the 30th.

I always wanted a Colecovision as a kid.  Never got one.
 
2022-11-24 11:14:46 AM  
Still loving GTA too much.

Satisfactory too.

Both are serious time sinks.
 
2022-11-24 11:52:35 AM  
dammit just give me a login:

+1 mortarboard for you!

Thanks!
 
2022-11-24 11:53:02 AM  

Drunken Rampage: Still loving GTA too much.

Satisfactory too.

Both are serious time sinks.



Oooohh yeah...looking forward to some new factory design. :)
 
2022-11-24 12:03:16 PM  
Just started Control.  This game is cool.

Hard to beat that original Atari console, delivered on Christmas morning when I was a youngin'.
 
2022-11-24 12:40:02 PM  
I HAVE COMPLETED MY MUSEUM!!!




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The posters you get for the different sections. Fish, Art, Fossils, Bugs, and Sea Creatures. Proudly displayed in my bedroom.

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And something I didn't think of, Blathers stops asking for donations. Normally the first choice. *poof*

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It says buy poster but you get the first one free. Extras are 5000 Bells each. I have four profiles and all the residents get sent one.

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Next (and final?) goal is to get the Golden Shovel. I have no idea how many times I have yet to help Gulliver.
 
2022-11-24 12:50:15 PM  
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I've been playing some Pokemon Scarlet. Parts of it are good, parts of it are alright, and parts of it are WTF.

The gym leaders are... it feels like they dug in the trash can for ideas from old games that didn't make it and just used those. :S I just beat e-girl shark loli and her simp squad for a badge.

The sandwich making is terrible and the curry minigame in the previous one (Sword/Shield) was so much better. It does a number of things very well but it feels like it needed more direction.
 
2022-11-24 12:52:35 PM  
I've also been playing Football Manager 2023. I like a number of the things about it but I'm still getting used to the UI. And holy hell the players go full prima donna meltdown if you look at them funny. :S
 
2022-11-24 12:56:28 PM  
Favorite system/game as a kid. Never really had the chance. For either (or being a kid).

We got an Atari for Christmas in 1978. That would have made me 4. I remember snooping for presents with my sister and seeing it under my father's bed. I had no idea what a video game was and my sister tried to explain but... 4 year old in the '70s.

I played it a little bit but my older siblings monopolized it. I was more into roaming the woods with my dogs hiatting trees with sticks, anyway.

First system I had of my own was an OG Gameboy I bought in 1990. Couldn't really afford any games so Tetris it was. Lots of Tetris. I had Contra and Mario Land for it, too. Then came a Genesis. I really love the old Sonic games. Always tried to get Perfect for the rings.

Money has always been really tight so whatever games I do get I play the ever-loving-piss out of. Ya'll been seeing me post about Animal Crossing for over a year and a half, over 1500 hours in that game.
 
2022-11-24 12:59:13 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: We got an Atari for Christmas in 1978. That would have made me 4. I remember snooping for presents with my sister and seeing it under my father's bed. I had no idea what a video game was and my sister tried to explain but... 4 year old in the '70s.


Atari 50 Anniversary Celebration Review: A MUST-BUY for Fans
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I highly recommend the Atari 50 collection.
 
2022-11-24 1:41:19 PM  
Last week's Panther Statue in GTAV:Online  pushed me over the brink and I hit Level 300 and now have over $100 million in cash.

Am I going to stop playing now? No, of course not, don't be ridiculous.


Favourite systems when I was a kid? Brace yourself, CSB incoming.


When I was in high school the Panasonic 3DO launched amidst unparalleled levels of hype. It's graphic capabilities were truly eye-popping (for the time, of course) but equally eye-popping was its exorbitant price. I don't recall what it was at launch, but I do know that it was several magnitudes beyond what a high school student with no job could reasonably afford, and not only that, it would be preposterous to even ask my parents to buy it. The price was that ridiculous.

A few months later, some friends and I find out that one of the local video rental places, a little mom and pop shop called 'Flicks', has a 3DO system for rent. A weekend rental, from Friday at 4pm to Sunday at noon is $40 and also requires a $300 credit card deposit. Games are $5 each or so per day. So for a weekend rental and a few games, we're looking at around $60. The credit card deposit was a problem since all of our parents didn't like the idea, but eventually someone's parents did it and we rented it.

It was pretty incredible. We rented a system for a weekend several times over the next year and played a lot of Road Rash, Myst, Pit Figher, Need for Speed, Killing Time, Doom and others. Funny story about Myst, because the "ending" of the original is the biggest non-ending in a game, possibly ever, we wasted TWO weekend rentals on that f*ckin' game because we didn't realize we had actually finished it.

Fast forward many years later and 'Flicks' is closing its doors permanently and liquidating all the inventory.

My friend stops in and what do they have for sale? The very same 3DO we played so many times, years earlier.

So my friend bought it for $80, along with all the 3DO games they had left.

And that system is still at his house and still works to this day.


The hilarious part, of course, is that if you add up all those weekend rentals and the $80 my friend paid to buy the console, we probably could have bought two of those bastards.
 
2022-11-24 2:13:45 PM  

plecos: Revisiting Alien: Isolation


:D

I was in the grocery store talking to the deli guy who was cutting some turkey for me. He mentioned "Last of Us".

Me: "Have you heard of Alien: Isolation?"

Him: "Oh, man. I have that. I got it in a Humble Bundle years ago and I keep forgetting to play it."

Me: "Play it tonight with the lights off."

Him: "Okay, I'll give it a shot!"

:D
 
2022-11-24 2:19:10 PM  

leeto2: Just got notice that I'm officially done with my Masters in Data Analytics...I'm playing anything and everything.  Right now it's Battle Tech while Cyberpunk 2077 downloads.  As a graduation gift to myself, I have an Nvidia RTX 3070 coming my way...Very much looking forward to seeing the difference in games like Cyberpunk..


Hey congrats!  Finishing a post grad degree is worth celebrating!

I'm still hacking my way through elden ring. Just lit the erdtree on fire.
 
2022-11-24 3:13:16 PM  
One of the reasons I got into game collecting was to experience what I experienced as a kid. The N64 and Dreamcast were two systems I loved as a kid. I would explore a lot of the hub worlds for secrets
 
2022-11-24 4:53:11 PM  
Still messing about with the Steam Deck. Anyone have a suggestion for a portable touchscreen monitor (15.6" or so) that I could use for it? 

Also: Gun Grave G.O.R.E. or Evil West: who you picking?

Lastly, since I had (or had access to thru friends in the neighborhood) pretty much all the consoles up until PS1, I have to go with the system that just keep pulling me back in over & over again: TG-16/PC-Engine. No matter how many times I have owned one & then ended up selling it, I always end up getting some version of it again. There was just something about it that defies reason and good sense. I mean it did well enough in Japan but was a third place machine here in the U.S. But the games...some of them were just so good (and a few were all time HOF titles), that you just can't ignore the little thing, even after all these years.
 
2022-11-24 6:34:48 PM  
RX 580 8GB's are now only $70... NEW...!
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2022-11-24 7:05:29 PM  
BumpInTheNight

Repairathon 2022: The final cut
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2022-11-25 3:53:40 AM  
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Stop giving me so many choices! LOL
 
2022-11-25 4:09:41 AM  
Sorry, my youngest had accidentally set Yuzu to handheld mode.

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Hello. Dorothea.
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Are you sure it's your undershirt? You're blushing kinda hard but okay... I'll look for it.
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Oh, no, not Caspar.
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Oh dear.

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Sylvain was the only person willing to jump ship thus far. We'll see what happens.
 
2022-11-25 4:22:07 AM  
Sorry, I forgot to mention, play Fire Emblem: Three Houses on Yuzu. It runs on Ryujinx but you get way less frames per second.
 
2022-11-25 7:43:30 AM  
Haven't played much this week, between the holidays and NaNoWriMo.

I have been getting in my lunch hour games of Magic the Gathering Arena,where I'm currently mired in Silver Tier 1 rank for Constructed, but unranked for Limited, since I haven't done a draft tournament yet, and I have unlocked a hefty number of Brother's War boosters already, so I really need to deckbuild.

I've also done a couple of very quick sessions of Disney Dreamlight Valley, where I still need to unlock Prince Eric and earn enough Dreamlight to open the Forgotten Land before the Toy Storyupdate drops in December.

As for the side question, anyone who reads my posts in these threads would probably be unsurprised to learn that I had an Amiga 500 as a kid, so a lot of my nostalgia goes to the games that I had on that platform, notably Batman the Movie, NARC, M1A1 Tank Platoon, The Secret of Monkey Island, The New Zealand Story,and, of course, Zool, Ninja from the Nth Dimension
 
2022-11-25 7:45:28 AM  

leeto2: Just got notice that I'm officially done with my Masters in Data Analytics...I'm playing anything and everything.  Right now it's Battle Tech while Cyberpunk 2077 downloads.  As a graduation gift to myself, I have an Nvidia RTX 3070 coming my way...Very much looking forward to seeing the difference in games like Cyberpunk..


Congratulations on the qualifications.

I've played _Battletech_ briefly on the PC, and just went all-in on the Humble Bundle for the board game, which in addition to a lot of digital books, got me this:
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2022-11-25 7:46:38 AM  

leeto2: plecos: Revisiting Alien: Isolation

I get lost so easily in that game...really have to play when I know I'm not going to be interrupted.. It's all about the atmosphere. :)


Yeah, my complete and utter lack of a sense of direction ruined that one for me. Though I might try and Twitch it after dark at least once...
 
2022-11-25 7:48:02 AM  

Kornchex: Hoping to find a good sale on a 3070 tomorrow.  My 3060 has been nothing but trouble for two years.  I do not recommend buying prebuilt systems.  I have had to replace everything but the processor and motherboard.

I tried the Darktide pre-order beta but you can't play with bots.  You have to play with strangers and that's not me.  I'll be back on the 30th.

I always wanted a Colecovision as a kid.  Never got one.


I got lucky with my prebuilt with it's 3070, but I do think that when I next upgrade it'll be entirely scratch built.
 
2022-11-25 7:49:26 AM  

AgentKGB: I've also been playing Football Manager 2023. I like a number of the things about it but I'm still getting used to the UI. And holy hell the players go full prima donna meltdown if you look at them funny. :S


So it's a Cristiano Ronaldo simulator?
 
2022-11-25 9:06:12 AM  
Audiosurf 2 | PC Gameplay | 60 FPS | 1080P
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I've been playing that a lot this week. It's also on sale right now.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/235800/Audiosurf_2/

Works great on my Linux system so I imagine it'll do fine on Windows.
 
2022-11-25 9:07:35 AM  
I loved the Sega CD when I was a kid I dont care how crappy it was. Lunar is my favorite video game of all time. Shining Force CD is one of the best strategy games. Perfect arcade ports (minus loading) of Mortal Kombat and Final Fight. And yes I even loved Sewer Shark.
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2022-11-25 9:17:49 AM  
Playing the EA closed beta of Starcom Unknown Space, which is a sequel of sorts to Starcom Nexus.  It's pretty good, but being in beta it definitely needs tweaking as it's super stingy with materials.  Still, a fun spacey real-time game, nothing too serious but I like it.

Picked up Zero Sievert, plan to play that this weekend.

Favorite game/system when I was a kid:  pong (1978).  a pre-teen:  Atari 2600(1982).  teen:  C64 (1986).

But I lusted after my friends systems...be it an Intellivision, ColecoVision, Vectrex.
 
2022-11-25 9:22:10 AM  
Doing daily races in Dirt 2.0

Working on Eastward and Spiritfarer

Just started Disco Elysium Final Cut, died of depression twice and I'm still in the first area.
 
2022-11-25 9:35:05 AM  
Adventuring in Cardolan on the way to Tharbad in LoTRO.


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2022-11-25 9:37:09 AM  

plecos: Revisiting Alien: Isolation


I played that again a few weeks ago.

I think it may be one of the best survival horror games of all time.
 
2022-11-25 9:46:20 AM  
The Contra Anniversary Collection is 80% off on the Switch, so I figured I could spare a few dollars.

Very late in the NES lifecycle (I think the N64 was out by that point), we had bought Super C for a few dollars, and I played it enough to beat it without the code. 20+ years later, my attempts were... less successful.

Contra III is an absolute classic, although I figured I might as well try the European version instead, Super Probotector Alien Rebels. It's been a while since I played the original, but other than the fact that the player characters have been reskinned as robots, I haven't noticed any difference.

I also gave the original arcade version a shot. It's definitely the same game as the NES version but... you know when you watch the pilot of a cartoon series, and all the characters are drawn ugly and deformed, and move in all sorts of weird and wrong ways? That exactly how the arcade version feels.
 
2022-11-25 9:49:38 AM  
I'm pretty hardcore into No Man's Sky these days. Also been playing Project Zomboidwith the so but I need to play solo so I can figure out how building and farming and such work before winter shows up.
 
2022-11-25 9:50:31 AM  
I've been playing Pokemon Violet lately, which is pretty fun but kinda janky. I ended up accidently with a half eeveelution party and decided to just go with it all the way, though it's starting to get a little boring so I'll probably start cycling them out as I find more powerful/interesting replacements for them. And yesterday I picked up Far Cry 6 on sale, which is pretty decent so far, but... I don't really like the weapon upgrade system they have in it.

As for favorite system as a kid, that would probably be the SNES. Such a vivid part of my childhood. I played so many hours of Megaman x, Star Fox, and Link to the Past.
 
2022-11-25 9:55:30 AM  
I'm a little late to the party but just got Trombone Champ. Works great on steam deck, including using the tilt gyros to control pitch.
 
2022-11-25 10:03:52 AM  
Since some of you are talking about Pokemon Scarlet/Violet... I'll probably buy one of those to my son for Christmas, but it feels wrong to chose which version to pick for him.

I mean... I already had to choose between Ultra Sun and Utra Moon once, but at the time, we had also just started playing the CCG, and he had a Lunala themed deck, so picking Moon was a no brainer.

This time, though, I'm torn. I'm probably overthinking this...
 
2022-11-25 10:10:09 AM  
I'm utterly fascinated by Pentiment.

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I think this is one of those games that you either love or hate.
 
2022-11-25 10:15:08 AM  
i've got 2 levels left on Super Mario 3D World, the "champion's road" and the "mystery house marathon" and both are just annoying grinds that i swear i'll get through next time, just one more attempt, no not that one, this one, DAMMIT no wait one more try, ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

maybe i'll try something new this weekend...

i had NES and Genesis as a kid, btw...had a SNES for a week, but swapped it for the genesis because...i don't remember why? but anyway, lots of game hours logged in my day. wish i still had the time now :(
 
2022-11-25 10:16:56 AM  

AgentKGB: Mr. Fuzzypaws: We got an Atari for Christmas in 1978. That would have made me 4. I remember snooping for presents with my sister and seeing it under my father's bed. I had no idea what a video game was and my sister tried to explain but... 4 year old in the '70s.

[YouTube video: Atari 50 Anniversary Celebration Review: A MUST-BUY for Fans]

I highly recommend the Atari 50 collection.


I'll probably pick it up when it goes on sale, but I'm a little disappointed that they couldn't make a deal with Atari Games to get arcade games like Road Blasters, STUN Runner, and Hard Drivin' into the collection.
 
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