What's Out This Week?

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Michiel K » March 26th, 2019, 8:48 pm

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 8:20 pm
My 38 year old playing ass, as well as other body parts, also feels the same way! It's a pretty chill body overall.
You know? ;)

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Stanshall » March 26th, 2019, 9:02 pm

@KSub

I guess I'm not so serious about it, and I get why she found it funny. We've got a very similar sense of humour and ultimately, there is an absurdity to such a single-minded commitment towards something so specific and niche, and completely outside her frame of reference. She's completely supportive of the hobby and the time and money I plough into it but that doesn't mean that she needs to reverently swoon over my Rolling Gunner scoring strategies commentary! I like that we have the honesty to laugh like that and it goes both ways.
Michiel K wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 8:09 pm
I'm also at an age where I honestly don't care what people say or think about my 43 year old video game playing ass... nor do I go running to people that couln't give two shits about video games to tell them about my high scores or other feats.
And this, too, one hundred percent. I have absolutely no shame about playing games as I approach 40 and it's something I absolutely love. Equally, it doesn't mean I should expect anyone else to be as interested, just because I am! Most of my non-gaming mates would be equally keen to take the piss if I didn't know when to stop. Likewise, I'll let them know when they forget that their Fantasy Football teams are not actually a professional responsibility.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by KSubzero1000 » March 26th, 2019, 9:11 pm

Stanshall wrote:
March 26th, 2019, 9:02 pm
She's completely supportive of the hobby and the time and money I plough into it but that doesn't mean that she needs to reverently swoon over my Rolling Gunner scoring strategies commentary! I actually like that we have the honesty to laugh with each other like that and it goes both ways.
Of course mate, that totally makes sense and is great to hear.

But there is a bit of a trend with some folks viewing gaming as a "lower" activity of sorts and being rather rude about it sometimes. I've witnessed it myself quite a few times, so I took the opportunity to draw parallels to other activities. Nothing personal. :)

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Alex79uk » March 26th, 2019, 9:15 pm

I can't say I've really come across that kind of attitude for years now. People at work will ask what I did at the weekend or last night, and I'll say 'PlayStation' and no one bats an eyelid. I think people looking down on gaming is largely a misnomer these days, but again I can only base it on my own experience.

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Post by duskvstweak » March 26th, 2019, 10:59 pm

I actually had to bring it up in therapy due some WONDERFUL step-parenting growing up. My wife is one hundred percent on board with how much video games mean to me, but I grew up with a stepdad who thought it was the biggest waste of time in the world, let me know it and activly made it impossible to enjoy digital accomplishments. So, as I got older, I had these two sides, one that loved playing games and enjoying new worlds and the other part that's just his voice telling me I'm wasting my life, and in fact, just a waste.
I've gotten past that and the guilt and embraced the things I love about the hobby, but it took time and talking it out. I don't really run into a lot of public negativity, but I still meet some people with a very archaic view of it all and that just rolls over me now.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » March 27th, 2019, 5:09 am

I've encountered less of the negative side towards gaming in general but i still sometimes get "you're 36 and still play videogames lol" remarks. Firstly i tend to explain that Goldeneye 007 saved me from receiving endless bullying at school.

I then proceed to reply that I've achieved my life goals through videogames and that I'm the happiest person i can be because of being credited in Rare games, alongside Shigeru Miyamoto in one of them. Been in an tv advert for 3ds, travelled the world for business trips and producted PS2 boxart and manuals with mastertronic and lately worked with Gory Detail on Rusty Pup, earning a credit and a day out with Chris Seavor, Shawn Pile and Chris Marlow. And in the midst of all this I became a husband and a father.

So once that's all said and done and if the person has rattled my cage I'll ask them how they're doing with their life goals but usually the former spiel is enough to get the message across.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by clippa » March 27th, 2019, 12:24 pm

It doesn't do much good to take anything serious in this life, I find.
Our generation grew up playing games and we're the "adults" now so it's definitely changing, there's far less sneering.

My dad used to get at me for spending so much time playing games and when I pointed out that I played games far less than he watched telly, that it was just what I did to relax and it was probably better for you, that it's not such a passive activity and that you're using your brain a lot more, he just lied and said "I don't watch telly that much".

It's probably just the term "playing games". It could do with a rebranding. Make it sounds less like what kids do in the back garden.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Flabyo » March 27th, 2019, 12:33 pm

I grew up playing video games, as a total nerd that was my clique at school. I went to uni, did computer science, then put that to use making games professionally. I still do that 20 years later.

It’s the most normal thing in the world to me to spend an evening (or even an entire weekend, looking at you here Stellaris) playing a video game.

I still think my parents kinda disapprove of my career choice, but I’m happy enough and it makes me enough to comfortably get by. (My parents were very hands off when it came to my hobbies, they’re not very techy people and I’d already left them for dust academically by the time I was 12, so they didn’t really understand what I was doing, but we’re fine as long as it didn’t look like it was doing me any harm)

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » March 27th, 2019, 9:42 pm

It's funny watching the generational circle rotate, as now I'm bitching about the next generation of game streaming! I'm becoming very self-aware of my own attitudes towards the direction technology is taking, and I get the feeling the younger generation will find me stuffy, old, and out of touch.

Seems fair, and healthy. It's the inevitable circle, we're the newer generations have to forge their own path.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Simonsloth » March 29th, 2019, 8:24 pm

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 9:42 pm
It's funny watching the generational circle rotate, as now I'm bitching about the next generation of game streaming! I'm becoming very self-aware of my own attitudes towards the direction technology is taking, and I get the feeling the younger generation will find me stuffy, old, and out of touch.

Seems fair, and healthy. It's the inevitable circle, we're the newer generations have to forge their own path.
Haha! Me too. I had a long debate with my 13 year old nephew about what being famous meant. He was trying to tell me that PewDiPie and Ninja were more famous than Elton John and Harrison Ford.

In the end I’m not sure who was right.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » March 31st, 2019, 6:29 am

Darksiders Warmastered Edition (Switch) – April 2
Cryofall – Steam Early Access (PC) – April 3
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 3
Bow to Blood: Last Captain Standing (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – April 3
HyperParasite – Steam Early Access (PC) – April 3
Death Mark (PC) – April 4
Islanders (PC) – April 4
Mechstermination Force (Switch) – April 4
Skorecery (PS4) – April 4
Overwhelm (Switch) – April 4
Marz Rising – full release(PC) – April 4
Notmycar – Steam Early Access (PC) – April 5
Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey (PC) – April 5
Monster Slayers (Switch) – April 5
Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission (PC, Switch) – April 5

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » March 31st, 2019, 6:30 am

Risk of Rain 2 on Steam Early Access happened too

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Alex79uk » March 31st, 2019, 2:35 pm

Oh cool, I really enjoyed the first one.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » March 31st, 2019, 4:15 pm

This is remarkably different, visually. Hopefully its as good as the first.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Alex79uk » March 31st, 2019, 4:32 pm

Wow, I just checked it out. Not sure if it's for me, but a rather startling difference from the first game! I think I preferred it in 2D!

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by clippa » April 1st, 2019, 7:02 pm

Not sure how long it'll hold my attention, but I'm enjoying it so far. It's dumb, relaxing, repetitive fun (feels a bit like an EDF game), good to play at the end of the day when you're tired.
I played all of 35 minutes of the first game, so I can't really compare them. I'm all over roguelites but that's one that didn't grab me for whatever reason.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by clippa » April 4th, 2019, 7:19 pm

dezm0nd wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 6:30 am
Risk of Rain 2
I'm really getting into this now, It's quite addictive. I unlocked a class called the huntress which seems to be easy mode, but she's so much fun to play, speeds the game up nicely and makes running to safety a lot easier when things get a bit fruity.

I was previously taking my sweet time and hoovering up all the powerups in the level (you collect cash from chinning the nasties and then find and open loot crates to get them) but I understand now that it's best to get a move on since the difficulty modifier is constantly ticking up as you play. It does tell you this when you start playing, but I didn't listen, I think you just have to find the right balance.

I managed to loop the game on normal tonight, but it still counted as a loss, I read on the steam forums that you have to go into some blue portal and sacrifice yourself to properly end a run, a bit like at the "end" of gungeon.

I love the comfy, melancholy vibe you get in single player, the visuals and music are really atmospheric.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by clippa » April 6th, 2019, 11:07 am

Weeeeeeeee, look at my little legs go! :D

I got a few upgrades that make you go faster.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » April 6th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Dangerous Driving (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 9
Zanki Zero: Last Beginning (PS4) – April 9
Falcon Age (PS4, PS VR) – April 9
Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows (PC, Mobile) – April 9
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – April 9
The Mystery of Woolley Mountain (PC, Switch) – April 10
Vaporum (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – April 10
Hunt ‘n Sneak (PC) – April 10
JetX (Rift, Vive) – April 11
Shadowgate (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – April 11
Back to Bed (Switch) – April 11
Axiom Soccer – Steam Early Access (PC) – April 11
Weedcraft Inc. (PC) – April 11
Proze: Enlightenment (Rift, Vive) – April 11
Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain (PS4) – April 11
Deck of Ashes – Steam Early Access (PC) – April 11
Himno (PC) – April 12
Haxor (PC) – April 12
Labo VR set (Switch) - April 9

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Flabyo » April 6th, 2019, 9:23 pm

I kinda want to play the Phoenix Wright games again, but I feel like they’re probably going to be asking more for that than I really want to pay for something I’ve already played through.

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