What's Out This Week?

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » March 27th, 2019, 6:09 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, 1:24 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, 1:33 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, 10:42 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, 9:24 pm

Joshihatsumitsu wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 10:42 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, 8:29 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, 8:30 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, 4:35 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, 6:15 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, 6:32 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, 9:02 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, 9:19 pm

dezm0nd wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 8:30 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, 1:07 pm

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, 9:21 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, 11:23 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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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Magical_Isopod » April 7th, 2019, 12:27 am

If Phoenix Wright Trilogy is getting a physical release, I might pick it up. If not, I'll wait til a sale - digital releases are still overpriced IMHO. They'll probably be charging $40 for what amounts to a long-term rental, and I can't say that's a good value proposition.

Excited for Rage 2 in the near-future though. It looks like iD is gonna be absolutely on fire this year.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Craig » April 7th, 2019, 12:31 am

Capcom games put their Switch games on sale every other month, so it’s a good bet to just hang tight and wait.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by Magical_Isopod » April 7th, 2019, 12:37 am

Craig wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 12:31 am
Capcom games put their Switch games on sale every other month, so it’s a good bet to just hang tight and wait.
Don't have a Switch tho. Still waiting on a hardware revision or a decent bundle I can actually walk into a store and buy.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » April 7th, 2019, 9:13 am

Gonna be picking up Dangerous Driving. It looks like a budget Burnout 3 takedown and at this point, after playing things like a budget banjo kazooie, I'll take it.

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Re: What's Out This Week?

Post by dezm0nd » April 9th, 2019, 9:51 am

Rusty Pup is out on iOS! Steam version discounted for a week.

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