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I'm ready go tonight. There's a party, alright. We don't need the raisin for joy, oh yeah. Tick down to midnight.
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Post by Delthazar » 1 month ago

holy shit


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Post by Delthazar » 4 weeks ago

A bunch of old LucasArts gems have appeared on Steam all of a sudden, including the fantastic Sam & Max Hit The Road.

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/1 ... d-outlaws/

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Post by DHerder222 » 4 weeks ago

Afterlife? That game was hilarious.

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Post by Delthazar » 4 weeks ago

anyone want blue poops


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Post by Bier_Engel » 4 weeks ago

That doesn't even look remotely appetizing...

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Post by DHerder222 » 4 weeks ago

Wow.

Notabohr really loves that Japanese-style curry, but I've never been too big of a fan (blue or otherwise).

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Post by Nei is bae » 3 weeks ago

Anybody tried Waifu HeavenEpic Seven yet. It actually seems pretty good so far.

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Post by Falcon Critical » 3 weeks ago

Yeah I'm 11 days in on Epic Seven. Have had pretty bad luck on rolls, but I did reroll accounts till I started with Iseria, because she's great (and a little unique in the sea of Destina and Sez accounts).

ElfinFury is my profile name, friend me :P

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Post by Nei is bae » 3 weeks ago

I dood it.

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Post by Falcon Critical » 3 weeks ago

Noice, accepted.

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Post by Delthazar » 3 weeks ago

New date for the Switch Sega Ages Phantasy Star in the west is December 13th.

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Post by True Perception » 3 weeks ago

Hmm. 1 more raisin to get a Switch. Can't right now, but maybe early next year.

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

So, Epic is launching their own big storefront.

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog ... ames-store

This is pretty big deal for a lot of raisins, but maybe the biggest is their 88/12 revenue split vs. Steam's 70/30. Valve just announced they'll be taking less of a cut in some cases, but only for big name AAA blockbuster stuff; there will be no tiers like that on Epic's new store, so everyone gets their 88%, big fish or small fish. Furthermore, UE4 devs will have their engine royalty covered by Epic.

Steam has made questionable moves in a lot of areas for a while now, from revenue to community management to support to curation and discovery, and it kinda looks like Epic has paid attention to all of that and is designing their platform to tackle those problems right out of the gate.

It could still take years for it to become a viable Steam competitor, even with all that Fortnite traffic, but it'll be fascinating to watch.

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Post by Falcon Critical » 1 week ago

While it is nice to have all (or most of) my games in the same place, I don't specifically have any loyalty to Steam and welcome alternatives. Origin had some growing pains but is a solid platform these days. Uplay even is getting less intrusive which is a good sign.

The opposite of that is the Microsoft/Windows Store. It was the only way to get State of Decay 2, and then it obfuscates everything, I had to look online to find even where the game installs (spoiler: it's in a locked system folder so you have to mess with permissions to even look inside as local admin), and the game doesn't let you save screenshots or tell you where savegames are. I had to do the old printscreen and tab out to photoshop to paste the screenshot nonsense just to get that image for my GOTY coverage.

So please Epic, don't be the Windows Store.

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

While we're on the Epic train: looks like they have some kinda creative mode coming to Fortnite, which might actually be a Fortnite thing my old slow ass is capable of playing and/or enjoying.

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/1 ... announced/

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

yo if yer into Cities Skylines and/or the political horrorshow that can surround city planning, give this series a shot, it's fantastic.


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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

Oh, Tales of Vesperia HD will have a fair amount of free costume DLC

http://www.siliconera.com/2018/12/05/ta ... ation-dlc/

in those screenshots: Mr. Driller and KOSMOS. A+ Namco/Bandai historical picks.

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Post by Bier_Engel » 1 week ago

Yay! So sick of costumes costing an arm and a leg (the ones I like always seem to be behind a paywall and I skip them). Whatever happened to sidequest rewards? But I'll take free DLC!

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

I'm not sure what this is exactly but whoa, styyyyyyyyyle


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Post by Falcon Critical » 1 week ago

Today I came across a fan-movie about Amberprice/Before the Storm. It's 2 1/2 hours so I haven't watched it yet, but def gonna dive in when I have time.



Edit: Actually the same channel also did a 2 hour "What if?" movie about Pricefield, damn these girls are hella committed!


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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

That reminds me I was following a really good well-made LiS fan comic on Tumblr for a while but totally lost track of it. I wonder if they finished up or are somehow still going even with the official comics kinda-sorta telling the same story now.

Oh yeah, LiS2 Episode 2 drops in January.

In other news, following up on the Epic Store chat in the Game Awards thread, seems like they're giving away a new free game every two weeks. :stare3 I'm sure that for every current-year surprise freebie like Subnautica there'll be at least one old thing everyone already has like Super Meat Boy, but yo that's a lot of free games assuming they keep that up for a decent stretch. Helluva way to come at Steam swingin'.

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Post by Falcon Critical » 1 week ago

EA/Origin did a similar thing, but dipping into their deep retro collection. I picked up Theme Hospital, Syndicate, and Red Alert (that i can remember) for free there. That was a cool move.

Between Epic, GOG, Humble, and itch.io there are more and more great ways to buy games on PC. I wonder how long before Humble starts doing bundles of Epic games instead of Steam.

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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

Kinda Funny just did their big showcase thing, it's all here if you got an hour.



if not, here's the trailers that stood out the most to me, your canary in the coal mine - most don't have exact individual cuts on youtube yet, so I dunno, have timestamps for the big one above, I guess.

Yiik: A Postmodern RPG (5:26)
Toejam & Earl Back in the Groove (8:47)
Quarantine Circular (10:35)
Long Gone Days (33:01)
Vane (36:45)
Bury me, my Love (38:21)
The Church in the Darkness (57:00)
Desert Child (1:02:00)

...and of course the new Judgement trailer I already tossed over the in Yakuza thread.

not all of these (or any?) are debut announcements and a couple are actually fresh trailers for ports of games that have already been out a while elsewhere, but whatever, they're new if you haven't seen 'em yet. I'll embed 'em below if/when they turn up cut outta the main showcase.


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Post by Delthazar » 1 week ago

someone on the Smash team damn near made me fall out of my chair

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