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#GamerGate + #NotYourShield [#GG + #NYS]:Surrender to the Cyber Gremlin Edition

ONGOING DISCUSSIONS: >IGN Journalist who reviewed The Last of Us Part 2 joins Naughty Dog as Editorial Content Manager >Arc System Works confirms that Bridget is trans >Cloudflare bans Kiwifarms >IMDB deletes every user review for The Rings of Power which rated it 5 or less >Ben Kuchera claims he was fired by Vox Media for taking time off to deal with his children being sexually abused >Arc System Works changes Guilty Gear Lore to appease Twitter >Wiki is up again! CURRENT TASKS: 1. OPERATION TRAJAN: Collect and catalog all of the various localization and censorship accounts of past video games into a single repository from these sources: The_Cutting_Room_Floor/ Examples: Sony's policies forces censorship; JP devs allegedly have to go through ENG approval process: - Japanese blog post about it: Sony Japan President Says PS4 Censorship Policy Is To Match Global Standards And Protect Kids: - Confirms censorship was deliberate: - No rules for censorship policies, games judged case-by-case: - Marvelous partner starts petition against policy: • Twitterfags: Tweet with Sony's stock code $SNE so that investors see your tweets and know you're pissed. • Consider spreading OP Timber materials to targets as well: ONGOING TASKS: A. Operation Download And Conquer: Loosen the death-grip of Google that has taken hold of the internet's audio and video services >>>/t/5546 B. Support! Accountability needs proof: C. OP DisNod: Contact the FTC and advertisers about violations and unethical practices D. Internet Censorship happenings: Spread the word about the dangers of FOSTA/CLOUD act/Article 13, etc. E. OP End the Era: Dig into resetera and their connections to journos, devs, etc. Reminders (important, READ THESE!): • Use to deny sites ad revenue and traffic and preserve pages in case they are deleted later • Be civil if you have to argue with people on Twitter, Tumblr or any forum - don't make us look like douchebags • Do not accept requests for any goal, demand lists or personal army requests: • Beware COINTELPRO: The Gentleperson's Guide to Forum Spies: REPLYING TO BAITS AND OBVIOUS DERAILMENT ATTEMPTS, JUST REPORT AND FILTER Resources >Summaries of #GamerGate: - #GamerGate - If It's Not About Ethics • - #GamerGate in 60 Seconds • - GamerGate: A State of the Union Address >Background and Evidence for #GamerGate: • The #GamerGate Dossier: • #GamerGate Wiki: • History of #GamerGate: • View the timeline links in the Current Happenings section! >Lists: • GG Steam Support & Boycott List: • Key GamerGate Hubs: >Thread Repository: >Full OP Text: • Current: >How Can I Help? >>>/gamergatehq/ • All OPs: • OP Vulcan: Learn logical debating: • An Anon's Guide to Twitter; basics: >Want to Contribute to GitGud or Wiki?

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Stream Thread: NoGames5 Edition Post a link to your channel here if you're streaming. >How do I stream? Register an account at , create a channel, go to channel settings(gear icon) to find your stream key. Install OBS Studio and paste your stream key to Settings/Stream, set Service to 'Custom' and Server to 'rtmp://'. >What OBS settings should I use? Check the attached image for settings to use as a starting point. If you're dropping frames(check View/Stats to monitor OBS), set your cpu usage preset to a faster setting. Max supported bitrate is 3500 Kbps. Ask if you have further questions.

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MMO Thread

New thread since the last one was made 8 months ago and has since been anchored and hasn't been bumped. Some of you might've heard about this but a once popular (still is kinda) MMO called Wizard101 was hacked by an angry ex-employee and filled messages in the game with profanity and such. Even though the messages are pretty funny. The employee pretty much succeeded in the opposite if he thought people would wonder why he hated the company so much and thought they really fucked him over somehow so they quit the game, but instead it got the game more attention and they're offering free membership to all players from the 20th till the end of the month. Anyways that's the biggest MMO news recently. What MMO have you been playing? What MMO are you looking forward to playing? What old MMO do you want to go back to playing?

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Little Witch Nobeta Thread

The game has finally released today after years of waiting. The question is no longer what has your loli done for you, but what will you do for your loli. >What is it? Action shooter with bunch of boss fights and dungeons. souls-like >Why should I play it? Look at her and ask me this again >Where? Steam, Switch, PS4 >Physicals? >Gameplay Trailer >Info

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Sexy Sprites (part 2)

Continuing from the old one >>516987 Here's what i spent working ALL DAY.

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Vampire vidya

Its almost October! lets have a Vampire thread! What is the best vampire game and why is it still vampire the masquerade: bloodlines?

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Vidya Lounge Thread

Welcome to /v/'s comfy lounge. This thread is for general discussion about /v/-related topics that don't deserve/fit in regular threads. The rules 'may be treated more flexibly here, but please take care not to make a mess and don't be a retard. Rules: 1. The lounge is a shared community with /v/. Posters should have posts elsewhere on the board before entering the lounge. 2. Discussion should pertain to /v/-type content only, such as funposting about video games, more video games, industry matters, and gamer™ interests. Colouring outside the lines MAY be okay, however posters do so at their own risk with the understanding that said posts might be moderated without forewarning at any time.

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Learning real-life lessons from vidya

Have you actually learned anything from vidya? most I can think of is military equipment knowledge acquired from the various games based as well as a bunch of trivia and general information about a variety of topics you otherwise wouldn't hear about. for instance, the metal gear games had a substantial amount of legitimate information hidden in numerous optional codec calls which gave some interesting surface level detail depending on your current context in the game. like I didn't know rabbits ate their own shit, or that there was a mushroom that could recharge your batteries when eaten, or what the START treaties were, or that santa was real. What about you?

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Terraria finally got it's FINAL Update: Labor of Love

Terraria got its final??? update - 1.4.4 Labor of Love Patch notes - Most important changes in video form - Some important addictions I would directly like to point out are >over 300 new items >new secret legendary mode seed - "getfixedboi" >new secret boss on the above seed >new secret seeds >crafting recipie for magic mirror >ropes and Minecart tracks can now intersect >new weapons >previous weapons got buffed in specific ways >new pets >bosses got buffed >when fighting Empress of Light "Instant kill" attacks will no longer be avoided by Dodge procs such as Hallowed armor or Master Ninja Gear I would have started up a Master Mode "getfixedboi" server myself but my PC is incapable of port forwarding for some reason.

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UMPC/Handheld and Lowres General

Ontopic and with less brandfaggotry edition. NEW DEVELOPMENTS Steam Deck >iFixit has started putting up Steam Deck replacement parts for sale. Smartasses disappointed to find that no, they can't just get the boards by themselves. Not yet. >SteamOS 3.0 available to install publicly through Github on all mainstream hardware. Cuckchanners elated only to discover they don't know how to use search engines, or install Linux for that matter. Anbernic >Working on a new low end x86 UMPC. If the Deck is analogous to a eighth generation spec this one seems to be targeting a seventh. AYN >Creating an x86 derivative of Odin in yet another announced line, the Loki. Lowest spec model is UHD 770 for $299, higher specs with RDNA2 that can compete with the Deck start at $499 and go to $799. OTHER >FSR 2.0 unveiled and essentially brings temporal reconstruction from VP9 and AV1 to realtime graphics rendering. Higher performance hit than DLSS 2.0 but similar results. Possible to play at 33% your screen resolution. Unlike 1.0, with motion and chroma data needed it can't be injected and would most likely need to be implemented by a developer. Available soon on Github. <Deathloop is currently the only title to support it. Interesting, so the competitors are nudging themselves into the low-end and higher end segments to compete. Discuss all things sub-720p gaming here. My Deck unit is arriving soon.

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Video game history

Discuss old/ pre-2000s hardware buiseness decisions, video games and stuff related to them. I would like to start with obe simple question. Who do you anons count as the first video game creator Ralph Baer or Nolan Bushnell? Did you guys ever play any historic game systems?

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Wordle: Game of the Year Edition

Wordle 429 2/6* ⬛🟩⬛🟩⬛ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 >PENIS is a strong opening guess. Not only is this a good guess for any Wordle, but it was also a lucky one today: I estimate you’ve eliminated all but 19 possible solutions. Fear its might. Also, tell me your opening word. ALL POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS WORDLEBOT (Link probably has gay bitly tracking, but it's unpaywalled access to the bot.) WordleBot was updated last week. They've changed how skill is calculated because my opening word, PENIS, is now considered to have 89 skill, up from 80. Its old opening word, DEALT, now has 98 skill, and was replaced with LEAST; you can see the immediate effect of this news in WordleBot's new, ugly chart of the most common opening words.

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Dragon's Dogma thread - UNLIMITED SKELETONS edition

We got blueballed out of DD2 at the Capcom showcase, now we must suffer. The 10th anniversary video is releasing tomorrow, it'll probably be something stupid like season 2 of the anime or a clothing line. Anyway, on with the thread >post your pawns >rate 'em >post your builds >rate 'em >think about DD2 never ever >cry

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you know the script, niggers for any 8/16bit and certain ps1 games, i've been using the 6 btn megadrive/genesis controller, love the d-pad and clicky buttons, so my question is, should i re-order another 6btn megadrive, or is there a better alternative?

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Japanese learning thread

Post questions advice and other jp learning shit Want to learn Japanese? Start here: Resource library: アノン君頑張れ!

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Bad Game Design and Game Design General

To start off, Cyberpunk 2077. >Has stealth but the enemies are bullet sponges (because of the loot system) and none of the enemy groups in the game are designed around stealth >Had a perk that allowed you to throw knives, which are semi rare, and you lost them forever, until they patched it so it's just a cooldown. Knives were the only other option for stealth besides silenced revolvers and rifles >has character creation but hardly ever displays your stuff because you're always in first person. >Random missions on the street can have enemies who randomly kill you in one shot with a peashooter because the encounters are leveled without considering where the player at a certain level has access, which is EVERYWHERE after the first act is over. >Despite having enemies way over your level, you don't get loot that matches their power if you defeat them, as the loot you get is leveled to YOU and anything above your level if you DO find it in the world is unable to be used (There are fixed drops), arbitrarily. >Iconic (unique and powerful gear) weapons are also leveled to you, so if you don't spec into crafting they're all useless unless you find them at level 50, and they'll quickly get outpaced by shit on the street. >Melee is an option, but none of the perks you get do anything but increase your damage. Building into it with cyberware doesn't add much. >The harder difficulties are not the way to actually play the game, because it ups the enemy health, damage and armor, so if you fight any group early on, you'll get one shotted often. >You can't get chased by police in a car because they didn't program that shit in >The design in general is an example of the devs wanting you to have options, but the options conflict against eachother in design (stealth doesn't work because enemies are sponges who don't die from sneak attacks or have good AI, loot system doesn't work because it doesn't commit or allow the player to get ahead, the crime system does not work because it was underdeveloped and the AI is shit) Sounds to me like it was a case of developer conflict. They didn't know what the fuck to focus on. They wanted it to be Borderlands, but also have stealth. They wanted you to be powerful, but the enemy balance lists compensate by being bullshit and random, they want you to be blocked off from stuff for "reputation reasons" so you have incentive to move up, which exacerbates the random difficulty, they wanted to create a living, breathing world, but they don't even work on the fucking AI? Many indie games that do less, do better then this. And that's not a compliment to indies. And on top of that they pull the same AAA tricks in the story (walkie talkie scenes, slow setpiece scenes like hacking and braindances, etc). I think they committed the cardinal sin of focusing on cutscenes and environment FIRST, rather then the game system and game loops themselves, because the cut content vibe of the story missions reek of that. The flathead being a story piece rather then a gadget, the whole scale back on the hacking system, removal of climbing with mantis blades, removal of fluff pieces like the stalls, the extremely overdone yet empty world, horrible optimization, it reeks of that shit. They're updating it but they aren't fixing it. The whole game is a disasterpiece from start to finish, literally all the choices in development they made were ill-thought out. The graphics are nice. That's about it. Also fuck this game. So any other standouts in game history, now or recent?

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No one's talking about this? Or is the game too stylish for you? Act2 was released recently adding new weapons and levels, which have more verticality and bosses. Its no longer a pure shooter though, the combos and damage shield from style meter makes it more a crowd control aspect now.

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AGDG - NoDev for Old Games edition

Archive of last thread - DEMO DAY 8/8 SOON Post progress and ask questions about others progress. Resources: >#8/agdg/ via > via matrix programs >Dev resources: >Wiki: > >

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General Souls Thread ft. guest appeareances by Sekiro, Nioh, & Bloodborne

And of course Dark Souls VI. It's been out for several months now, when do you think the first DLC will come out? What are you playan anons? What will From's next game be like? What do you think about Tecmo's upcoming Chinese Nioh game? Are there any good Souls clones on the horizon?

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Stadia is dead!

>Stadia to shut down on January 18, 2023; all purchases to be refunded Post Stadia-tan getting bullied!

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DrawThread - Uncommon Locker Room

Last thread: >>653076 Archive: Thread making resources + the OP can be found here:!Suhz0D5Y!BSrBrV1kxK9B5G1SSiJmwQ Relevant Boards >>>/loomis/ - Drawing Improvement Club Books and Tutorials If you're starting out, just have as much fun as possible and give it your best shot. Don't worry too much about these as they're info overload for absolute beginners. Sometimes they get nuked but >we try to keep them updated. Helpful Resources Interested in learning how to draw? Check this shit out. Learn fundamentals with exercises: 8Chan Art Wiki: Online poses with timer: /loomis/ resource hub: HOW TO DRAW - an /ic/ guide: Great resources by /co/ veteran: Real life reference of normal people: Animu key frames: Drawfag resources: 4/ic/ Resources: /ic/ itself: Filled with namefag, cancer and horny art but its where all drawfagging began. Explore around, you can still find diamond in that septic tank. /ic/ Beginner Guide: Drawfag resources: Helpful Video Resources, mostly YouTube ProkoTV: Good for basic anatomy needs Sycra Yasin: General in-depth talk about ways to improve and being an artist CG Cookie / ConceptCookie: Advanced techniques and many livestreams (on Wednesdays) and tutorials FZDSCHOOL: Founder of FZD School (in Singapore) Feng Zhu showcases his workflows by re-working art from his students Scott Robertson: Advanced lessons on drawing fundamentals and concept artwork Ctrl+Paint: Free lessons on basics and fundamentals of drawing and painting Draw Mix Paint: Free lessons in traditional painting Level Up Sessions: Livestreams and talks with professional artists Booru and Delivery Archive (Superior new booru) (Retired booru because the owner is fucking dead) Tips for a healthier Drawthread >Spot out any autistic shitter and repeat offenders You know who they are unless you're new, in which case lurk moar. >Anyone can participate, even if you're dog shit. The livelier it is, the better, but don't go begging for (you)s or pity. This is not deviantArt. >If you do draw, draw to the best of your ability! If you're not giving it your all people will notice. >Any drawfags with works in progress, please post any updates so that the requester and everyone else knows that people are still working hard! >If for any reason a request is scrapped, upload what you have and say it's at its most complete state. Maybe ask if someone wants to take over and finish it for you. >Comment. Every artist loves a compliment, it validates their hard work. Don't be afraid of dishing out them (you)s as long as you feel they deserve them. LASTLY, PLEASE READ THIS These threads are not meant to be spammed every day like a fucking general. This isn't an art board. Give the Drawfags their time to do their thing and leave the thread-making to them. Anyone attempting to make this thread in a newfag/cuckchan/low effort manner will be met with disdain and mockery. And finally, HAVE FUN.

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It's almost been a year since the last thread and it's bump-locked on the second to last page, so let's start a new one. >Latest News -Kuro no Kiseki released on PC today and an English fan translation patch is already available, mogging NISA before they could even announce the localization. The patch translates the main story, sidequests, menus and many NPCs. There are still things untranslated at the moment, such as monster names and other NPCs. But a large portion of the game is fully playable in English. Keep checking the mega posted below as it is updated with new versions regularly. -Kuro no Kiseki II: Crimson Sin announced for a September 29th, 2022 release -Ys X teased, likely 2023 release. All that is known is that it takes place in an early period in the timeline when Adol is young. Seemingly the party system has been replaced with a weapon change system and Kondo has stated there's an increased emphasis on 1v1 combat, but little else is known at the time. -Hajimari no Kiseki/Trails into Reverie received an English fan patch translating basically the whole game into English. Link to the patch is below. -NISA continues it's slow, lumbering path through localizing the games, with Trails From Zero releasing this fall on PC, PS4, Switch, Trails to Azure in Spring of next year, Trails into Reverie in the Summer and Nayuta Endless Trails in Fall. Most of these have had fan translations for years at this point. Considering the strides the fan community has made in recent years NISA is almost becoming irrelevant to the conversation unless you really care about dubs for some reason. >Fan-translations -Kuro no Kiseki English Translation Injection: https: //mega .nz/folder/AYthzT6C#CzegMJ8nUEDi3HhsqYd2Aw -Hajimari no Kiseki English Translation Injection: https: //mega .nz/folder/FVQglRyZ#Ko2ORdPVz6MEXx_hx3aKFQ -The Geofront translations of Zero and Ao (From Zero and to Azure) have been taken down from their official site due to NISA acquiring the translation themselves. It can still be found on torrent sites like nyaa. -Ys vs. Trails in the Sky: Alternative Saga was translated and released by Geofront >Undubs Mega of every undub:!k5ZjwTCD!A4Uyb67OpQQ_qCoB-zvx0g Merge the JP voices and Dummy files into one folder and dump that folder into the voice folder. >Falcom pastebin (download links for scans, Falcom Magazine volumes, soundtracks and more) >Previous Thread:

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Splatoon The Third

THE REAL SQUID GAMES HAVE RETURNED This thread is about the 'Splatfest' multiplayer demo, the Treehouse mini-livestream on the 25th, and any discussions about the game before its full release. No need for a formal general / cyclical just yet, unless enough squiggers flood back here in time for launch day. "Splatoon 3: Splatfest World Premiere" can be downloaded and played ahead of the main Splatfest event, which is a 12-hour window on the 27th. In the meantime, you can explore the tutorial and hub areas, customize your character, and draw some Miiverse-style shitposts for other players to see.

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Space Game General

Back on the old 8chan, we used to have a Space Thread for games set in space and to remind others that Dukat did nothing wrong. I'll try to revive that. Still waiting for The Mandate too.

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Games that did things better than GTA/Saints row

With saints row dead and gta6 safely being delayed a few years, lets compare against some other open worlds that did things better/worse Sleeping Dogs >great hand-to-hand fighting + moves >more immersive/character driven story >great music >rooster fighting Bully >still the most unique setting of a open world game >varied missions that make full use of the school setting >writing back when rockstar had good writers Yakuza >has lots of side activities (quality and quantity) I haven't played any game so I don't know what it does better.

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/tesg/ - The Elder Scrolls general

Old thread is both old and dead Recent news: Insider claims TES6 won't release until at least 2026. Personally, I believe it'll be even longer than that. Starfield is coming out next year, that means it would be a three-year gap between major releases which is unusual for modern Bethesda. Major Skyrim multiplayer mod releases, Skyrim Together Reborn It got over 50k downloads within a week. I never cared much for multiplayer TES but I'm sure some people would love this. New TESO DLC in August >it's TESO >lmao who cares >trashed

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Games that deserve remakes/remaster

Post games that deserve a remake, what things should be added, and bitch about bad ones

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Meta Thread

Keep all of the board drama, autism, site issues, feedback and shitting on the website administration here. Do not post about illegal topics, or you will be banned. Thank you.

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Minor News Thread

Basically this is a thread for those minor news articles that are interesting but not necessary big enough to have their own thread. We will be taking the bigger stories from these threads and making them into their own threads, Anons are welcome to do the same. We will NOT be heavily enforcing these threads, so please keep that in mind. Basically things like game announcements, live stream events, new gaming hardware, etc. should have their own threads while shit like NEW GUILTY GEAR DLC 3 "SLAYER" or something like that should be posted in this thread. While we won't ban anyone for doing the former, we encourage anons to use their best judgement when posting news content.

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Japanese games causing butthurt

I've noticed in the past six years there has been a massive amount of butthurt towards Japanese games and Devs especially in the cases of >Nier Automata >Persona 5/Royal >Elden Ring Where the following sold millions of copies despite being weird or niche games that normally be only talked about by autist here or other sites. With the case of Elden Ring major 12 mill success you had Western Devs frothing at the mouth in sheer anger over it along with hating on the Japanese in general, it's been an interesting time seeing this all unfold in real time. Regardless if you dislike Japanese games or even the three heavy hitters listed you do have to admit this whole situation is a well deserved kick in the bollocks for the years of utter contempt the western industry has had for their base.

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PC Hardware Thread + News: Battlestation Edition

Share your build specs to rate and rig pictures if you'd like. Then others can rate. It's news time, no nvidia stuff this time around since there's no solid info. AMD Ryzen 7950X, 7900X, 7700X, & 7600X Specs, Price, Release Date AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop chips based on Zen 4 architecture coming September 27th for $299 and up >AMD says when compared with a previous-gen Ryzen 9 5950X processor, the new Ryzen 9 7950X chip delivers <Up to 29% better single-core performance <Up to 45% “more compute for content creators in POV Ray <Up to 15% “faster gaming performance in select titles” >During its event, AMD made some bold performance claims versus Intel’s 12th Gen Core processors based on Alder Lake. First and foremost, AMD claims the entire Ryzen 7000 series line-up, including the lower-power, more mainstream Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X, will offer better single-thread performance than Intel’s top-end Core i9-12900K. >To that end, a Ryzen 5 7600X was shown running F1 2022 side-by-side with a 12900K, and the Ryzen put up an average framerate approximately 11% higher, though both chips were capable of hitting north of 350 FPS in the test. >On average, AMD is claiming about 5% better gaming performance with the Ryzen 7000 series versus Intel with the 7600X, with faster parts obviously increasing that lead. AMD Radeon RX 7000 series: Everything we know about the RDNA 3 GPU >Recent rumors suggested that RX 7000 graphics cards could be up to 130% faster than the previous generation overall while staying relatively power-efficient. While AMD is still quiet about the details, it has confirmed that the new GPU series will offer more than a 50% improvement in performance per watt over the previous generation. We also have confirmation that AMD will be adopting the 5nm manufacturing process, which should help drive some of this performance boost. >AMD has confirmed it will make use of a new chiplet design borrowed from the architecture used on its Ryzen processors for RDNA 3. This change in design could allow the company to double the number of compute units on each die. If all else is the same, we can expect AMD’s GPUs to ship with at least 12GB of VRAM. The company had previously claimed that 12GB of RAM on GPUs is the minimum requirement to be future-proof when playing AAA titles. Current AMD GPUs ship with GDDR6 memory, and we can expect the same with Radeon RX 7000 since Nvidia has an exclusive on the faster GDDR6X standard. Previous Bread:

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Fighting Game Thread: Pozzed Until Further Notice Edition

Archive of previous thread: Evo was last week and with it came some new fighting game headlines. >Juri and new character Kimberly announced for Street Fighter 6 >New Tekken project teased >New Garou/Fatal Fury project greenlit by SNK >Team Orochi coming to KOF15 >Bridget Released for Guilty Gear Strive >Marie, the final boss of Skullgirls, announced as a playable character as the last character of their Season 1 DLC pass <Multiversus (if any of you care) getting Black Adam (DC comics) and Stripe (Gremlins) as new playable characters. Morty to be released in August, Rick to be released in September <Fighting games pozzed to all hell by trannies and californians now and forevermore

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Shin Megami Tensei IMAGINE 2: Electric Boogaloo

We coming back to SMT: IMAGINE niggers. Got no MMO to play? A fan of SMT? Want to just play a game and shitpost in chat with anons? Well come join us on this private server. The first thread was posted over a year ago and we got over 20 anons to join the game. Since then some have stuck around, some left due to burnout and some new have joined. If you join you can be invited to the /v/ guild right away and be geared and leveled. We got players knowledgeable of the game that can help you out.

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Indie games

Evolution games >Thrive >Elysian eclipse Strategy games Lol don't remember. But anyone want's to post some they can.

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Game review thread

Review games you've played and/or finished, either recently or if you just want to post reviews of games you played a while ago for whatever reason. Can say whatever you want about them, some basic ideas might be >what you liked about it >what you didn't care for about it >thoughts on the gameplay, story/writing, music, design, artwork/graphics >what the game does unique (or doesn't) >what made you decide to play it >any stories about the game or within the game that you created or happened to you? >how do you feel about it overall? >anything particularly memorable? Or whatever comes to mind If you want you could even do shit like post video reviews or in image format or something if you want to go to the effort, might be cool. I'll start with some recent Shadowrun games I've played in the next posts so the OP isn't too clogged or focused on a single game.

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Console-tan thread: Having fun with cuties edition

I can't remember the last time we had one of these, figured I might as well make one without the baggage of a gay console-tan like the steam deck thread was, plus that wasn't a general console-tan thread since everybody likes em, plus we could pool together >our collective creative juices for fun /ctt/ ideas, and hopefully fun things come out of it. Post your: >Favorite console-tan designs and artworks >ideas for new console-tans >why you like/dislike any particular ones >scenario/comic Ideas, requests, greentexts and drawings >OC >any related content (i.e. artist-specific consoletans) And really anything interesting you find or feel like posting about. Sites: (general consoletan booru) (webring+8moe-specific booru)

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Mario Paint Thread

Let's make some shitty OC using one of the oldest pixel editors out there, Mario Paint. (All you need) Remember to set the SNES Mouse as input device and rev up those gondolas

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E3 2023 announced, June 13th to June 16th. It will be the first real, in-person E3 in 4 years

>257 days until E3

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Marvel and Disney games showcase on September 9th

RESTREAM LIVE Prepare for the most disgusting corporate showcase this year. 1PM PT | 4PM ET Devs showcased >Pixar Games >Marvel Games >Lucasfilm Games (Lucasarts) >20th Century Games >Skydance New Media (Amy Hennig's new studio) For named games, they'll be showing off Midnight Suns, something called Disney Dreamlight Valley and some new content for Lego Star Wars. Announcements of unnamed ones, like whatever Amy Hennig is working on. They say some other shit in the press release but I don't care enough to add that. They'll be streaming at and

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Dead Rising Thread

One of the more unique open world games to come out over the last two generations, what are your thoughts about Dead Rising? Gimme your >Favorite Game >Favorite Fightan/Cameo Appearance(if you played those games) >Favorite Psychopath >Favorite Psychopath Theme >Favorite Weapons/Strats >Your Memories With The Game >Grievances With The Franchise >Things you like doing when you're not doing missions or rescuing survivors Has anyone even played the games recently? I can't remember when I played them last time, but I played the shit out of 1/2/3/OTR and bought UMvC3 specifically because of Frank. Definitely one of my more favorite franchises, and I doubt we will get anything like it again.

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Halo studio 343i's head, Bonnie Ross, has left the company

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Ready to lose your minecraft account, or will you be assimilated into the borg?

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Something that I find to be very cool but horribly underused is therianthropy, the process of turning into a Animal/human hybrid. I can think of a precious few games that actually has it in some form and even fewer where its actually useful. Off the top of my head the games that do include therianthropy is: >Daggerfall >morrowind >Skyrim >Vampire: the masquerade >Bloody roar (entire series) I wish I knew more but I dont. There is also the fact that turning into a half human/animal monster isn't always ideal, in skyrim for example turning into a werewolf is not really that useful. Even when it is good you cant pick up items so if you're a packrat like me you kinda just have to wait for the effect to wear off so you can go through the entire dungeon and pick stuff up from the corpses. In vampire the masquerade you can turn into something like a werebat but its not really worth it at all.

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Caption Generator

Step 1) Visit Step 2) Pick a game of your choice to caption Step 3) Make a caption Step 4) Post the result(s) ITT Step 5) ????? Step 6) PROFIT!!!!!!!!! Images gracefully stolen from anons in the GG thread

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Phone/Tablet/Mobile Games

Are there any good games for the mobile/ phone market? I know smartphones and tablets were designed for the retarded and gullible in mind but is every last mobile game just a mtx/gacha addiction program? A long time ago in like one of the first Humble Bundles I snagged a tower defense game that was fine but was so resource intensive and finicky I'd rather have just played it on PC. Why did everything shift from feature complete games on DS/PSP to the modern garbage we deal with now? Even old cell phones had legitimate (complete) games you could purchase. Is it less to do with mtx and more to do with a "freemium" model, or something else?

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Call of Duty Thread: Please Insert Your Phone Number To Post Edition

The old COD thread is dying, and the new game is almost out With Vanguard being such a shitshow, MW2/II/5/Electric Boogaloo REALLY needs to be a hit for Activision... And then you see this. While the game doesn't look too bad from what I watched(I didn't participate in the beta), other people HATE IT, but that mostly just include people who cried about the previous MW game. What are your thoughts about the sad state of gaming, COD in particular? Zombies discussion also welcome. What are some other games that also pull this phone number bullshit? I am genuinely curious, definitely never heard of a western triple A title with single player ever doing this before

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Why are there so few games like EDF, where you have single objective of kill everything with big guns and shit load of enemies to fight. You'd think such simple formula would mean there would be dozens of copycats, but there's none so far. Why is that? Throw in some co-op and you have an easy successful game. Why does Iron Rain tries to be something its not - a serious shooter with focus on story and plot, when no edf entry has done that? Also EDF 6 will be released on 25th.

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Video Game Recommendation Thread

I'm pretty new to video games, and I would like to know what some of the really good ones are. Preferably single-player, as I have no one to play with, and am generally more into games with a good storyline. Thank you!

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Vita thread: It ain't over until the last Vitafag Dies Edition

Starting this thread off with some (somewhat) fresh OC that I think came out pretty well (minus some flaws that I was too lazy to fix, sue me), with music versions too that make it much better to watch. I hope you fags have been having some fun on your vitas. Whatcha >PLAYAN >HACKAN >BUYAN (kek) >WANTAN PREVIOUS THREADS: (Gitgud hackpaste) First-time buyer's FAQ: Physical game list (Western/Asia-English/EU released): Vita hacking: Vita homebrew/plug-ins: Vita game mods: For me personally its been a rough time, I haven't had much time to play on my Vita (or many games in general) as of late, but I'll probably start something up on it tonight or tomorrow if I can decide on a game, thinking between a nep game, continuing Saiyuki: Journey West, Disgaea 1, or something along those lines. I'm in the mood for some kind of nice, story-driven (with good plot) JRPG. What about you anons? If the chartfag is still around I'd love to add and expound on some additions and entries to the chart. Feel free to do writeups and reviews of games you've played as well. Make sure you treat your Vita well. always love her, and never abandon her or allow her to be damaged or broken or you're no better than Soyny. And reminder not to buy anything digital that supports Soyny (unless its for archival, sharing and piracy purposes ofc, which might become important pretty soon). In terms of news, I'm too lazy to make a compilation of any but anons should post any they find, there's always something going on. I've heard of numerous homebrew port attempts as of late like F/SN (which would be nice if its successful, I heard its mostly finished)

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Sakurai's Youtube channel

So, now that he's had a chance to release a few videos what are your thoughts on it? I'm actually surprised how blunt this guy is, even when speaking through a translator, it's very refreshing. Also, his advice is legitimately very helpful at least, for gamedev people like me

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BlazBlue series creator Toshimichi Mori leaves Arc System Works

For those not in the know, Mori who created BlazBlue has announced to the world that he will be leaving Arcsys. I'm not sure what this means for the future of BlazBlue, but at the very least this probably confirms that Crosstag is dead. That said ArcSys as a whole has been going downhill recently with Strive becoming another Street Fighter clone and a bunch of their games other than Dragon Ball being dud's I'm worried that the future of arcsys games looks bleak with Daisuke cucking out and and the constant duds from both Team Red and Team Blue. Hopefully Mori will create a spiritual successor of sorts to BlazBlue, however only time will tell.

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🍆🍆 Neptunia (& Idea Factory) Thread: Ninja Neps Edition 🍆🍆

Its been a while since we had a nice nep thread. >What neps are ya nepping? >Are you having fun? >Favorite girls? >Any cool nep-related shit you found? Other IF/CH games are fine to talk about too, like Mary Skelter, Death's End Re;Quest, etc. /nep/ (& IF/CH) Happenings and News Neptunia x Senrans was released <Its a PS4/5 exclusive for now <Takaki is gone Its probably shit, but the models are nice to rip according to anons at least. Artwork and concept is interdasting, but if only it had come out 3-4 years ago instead. All the LEs are sold out already, I guess they were too appealing. Neptunia ReVerse is out <An "updated and enhanced" version of Re;Birth 1 <A remake of a remake (and this isn't the only time they've done this) <Censorstation 5 exclusive Fucking hell Iffy. CEASE. The LEs for this one are all sold out too for anyone who was somehow interested in it. Neptunia Virtual Stars released in March <Only physically available on PS4 (but was released on Steam digitally) Its a music-based hack and slash but I haven't seen many people talk about it so idk, its a nep spinoff so don't expect much. Dimension Tripper Neptune: TOP NEP is coming out on Steam in early 2022 The spritework actually looks really pretty and not like simplistic chibi dogshit like most of the meme games they release in this kind of way. I'm genuinely shocked, it might be a cute little thing to play when it comes out. >Some pretty Nep figures are going on pre-order on Play-Asia They look pretty good: Basically its a pretty shit time to be a /nep/ fan. But as for other Idea Factory and Compile Heart games, they're not doing too bad: >Mary Skelter Finale was released a few weeks ago 3rd one in the series and its doing very well, everyone likes Mary Skelter. Its a dark, bloody and kinda edgy DRPG with cute girls as usual. They still have some LEs in stock here: >Death's End Re;Quest 1 got a physical release on the Switch this year I'm not complaining about more physical releases moving away from Noire's shithole Lastation right now. It seems IFI is doing a better job than the jap branch of trying to stay away from that shitty platform. I am unaware of any bunker/offsite activity since the last time it was really mentioned was a long time ago since 8ch went down and 8kunt's /nep/ catalog was mostly destroyed. Here's some of the old info copy-pasted and adjusted when possible; no idea if its outdated or not, if it isn't, feel free to post updates in the thread: After 8ch was taken down, thread is split between here and 0net. We've made a /nep/ dis­cord! Ask for an invite in the thread. We also have a Matrix/Riot bunker, add these to your client (acquired at CONTENT >Re;Translation of Re;Birth 2 Actual version: 1.422 Download: >Re;Translation of Re;Birth 3 Actual version: 1B Download: Vita version Re;Translations: >Re;Birth 2 Re;Translation >Re;Birth 3 Re;Translation Version 1.02 Version 0.90 >Producing Perfection audio has been uploaded to MEGA Download:!YERwSbSA!K5DHhnr_wl8jqXwHnVFJFQ Re;Birth mods: Translated Nep media: Nep mods to add Neps to Non-Nep games: Stories from /nep/ and /v/ members: Thread OP pastebin: QUESTIONS >Which game to begin the series with? Start with Re;Birth 1 to test the waters, then play Re;Birth 2 and/or Re;Birth 3 (with the Re;Translations), and then V-II. >I've heard of bad translations in the Neptunia games, care to tell me more about it? Translation Statuses are: HDN, HDN Mk2 and Victory: NISA cancer. Re;Birth 1 and V-II: Translation is alright, no worries from these ones. Re;Birth 2: Not obviously bad at the start, but gets much worse as it goes along: in particular Neptune and Ram were screwed hard during localization. However, there is a Re;Translation made on our very own board (see above links). Re;Birth 3: Better than the original NISA translation in Victory but still quite a lot of cancer. Main game has been retranslated, translators still required to translate DLC content. All of the spin-offs: Varying translation quality. These range from cancer to mediocre. >I'm too poor to buy the games, where do I grab them? Ask the Share threads. >I want to help with the translation efforts. Ask in thread. REMINDER TO KEEP NEPPING, EVEN IN THE HARD TIMES 🍆🍆🍆 (And reminder to email IFI to keep avoiding censorship; they've been doing well so far with that at least but they're easily susceptible to hurting the neps with how bad everything is even on the JP side: A side note: Do you think its worth it for anons to make a /nep/ board on 8moe? I wouldn't mind doing it myself but I'm too lazy to admin a board very well or keep it alive on my own

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Beach games

Lets go to the beach anon. The summer heat is killing me and now I need summer games about going to the beach to distract me from all the bugs waking up. Summer games in general works for me. I actually hate summer but lets try and focus on the positves.

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Left 4 Dead 2 after 13 years; Is it still good?

I'd say it's fine, not great or bad, the latest community update (The Last Stand) fixed a lot of bugs and exploits like map shortcut/skips and server crash exploit

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Video Game Music Thread

Post your favorite videogame music.

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Visual Novel Thread

The Visual Novel thread is back. Have you anons read anything good lately or been thinking about reading? Maybe looking for some recommendations? Hell, even a good H-scene is worth discussing. Helpful sites >VNDB - Visual Novel Database. Also has reviews and can sort by popularity Most popular VN's: >Fuwanovel - Forum that has walkthroughs for practically every VN's >Nostalgic Visual Novels on-line: Can play old VN's directly in your browser. I used it for Love Potion, its a great site >Visual Novel Publishers Jast USA: Jlist: Mangagamer (won't link it because some of their employees' are not trustworthy but quality is generally not too bad): >(((Reddit))) r/visualnovels buying guide *Do not under any circumstances buy VN's through Steam. They have been censoring VN's intensely for years now and only get worse with each purchase. If theres no other means to support, try torrenting or erogedownload or another alternative. As for me: Was going through Tsukihime for the first time a few weeks ago had to take a break because of a hard interview and enjoyed it a lot. Music wasn't anything spectacular, but characters were fascinating and had tons of depth. Finished the Arcueid route, still need to go through all the others. Also went through another run of Sengoku Rance, trying to max out on end-game points. Its a lot more fun with overpowered characters and the Masamune family, plus got all the reinforcements, each one is cute in their own way. Probably gonna try out more from Key/Type Moon after doing Tsukihime, was very impressed with it. Any anons here try out Fate Stay/Night or any other notable VN's?

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Games like Tarkov

Games like tarkov are really hard to find. Maybe because there's no other game like it with a playerbase. Some which claim to be like tarkov are either basic battle royale like dayz or have gimmicks a la hunt showdown. Or simply don't have playstyle, where gameplay is favoured to skills beyond twitch reflex or item location memorization, semi-realistic shooting, where having discord teammates doesn't give you an instant advantage over others, where every kill and hunting time before a kill is also satisfying. Perhaps a sense of dread and curiosity too, where you're actually careful with every encounter and not just blast through everything with enough firepower. I don't know what to call this, I haven't found any other game that has the same atmosphere and playstyle as Tarkov, even if many games released have been said to "this kills Tarkov". Which is really strange because tarkov isn't anything new or unique gameplay wise. Is it because devs cannot not follow the latest industry trends of looter shooter and gacha lootbox skinfest?

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Persona Thread: (BDSMM) Bald Dirty Semite Masturbates to Morgana Edition

Getting the ball rolling with games 2 through 5, and sharing mods I've acquired to enhance your arcanus. Open wide anon, you and I, we are going to increase our friendship rank. It's time to increase that skill. Persona 2 Eternal Punishment Translation You can decide to play it with duckstation or PPSSPP, both are really good. Persona 3 FES Gaem 🇺🇲 My favorite mods Install the first before any others, it's a community pack, which means there are several essential mods here, if you're starting from scratch, use this. It includes a pre-configured PCSX2 build The next one is an HD pack This is a balance patch. Persona 4 Persona 5 It's coming to PC, so feel free to hold off on emulating it, especially if you're with weak hardware. Game Repack torrent and mods are being shared just in case because my machine has no problem emulating, be sure to update RPCS3 after extracting, and ask for settings help if necessary.: Persona 5 EX Mod EX Add-On Project Royal Hi-Res Texture Pack (EX Only) Hi-Res Texure Pack (Vanilla) Expanded Persona Compendium Hi-Res Fonts Confidant + Classroom Cheat Sheet 60fps patch What are you favorite mods anon, do you have a list, are you having fun? Is this your first time? Do you need help? Also, do you expect p6 to be good? I don't have any hope personally, and I'm just expecting a kneejerk reaction to how pozzed or pretentious he next game will be, maybe the mascot will be sexy, like an actual loli girl or something and not a cat like morgana. I just save those pics to my drive ironically, I don't really want to fuck morgana, too abstract for my tastes but the idea of lustful out of character beckoning brings me so much laughter.

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Granblue Fantasy - /gbfg/

Touch the Cow Edition Crews 1.Infinity - 692908 2.Kihou - 740471 3.Sky Lords - 733000 4.Raven Nest (Dead) - 1024216 5.Heaven&Hel (Dead) - 933194 Guides and info >How do I even play this shit? You can play it from your browser by going to >I'm not going to use google botnet to play this. You can use chrome alternatives, such as Slimjet or Iridium. If you don't like doing that, use an agent spoofer for the browser you do use to spoof chrome. Relink Versus

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Rareware employees

Gonna do a bit of viraling. Anyone else watching DK creations on youtube? Theres some interesting stuff in there for fans of the old rareware guys, but way more for those who are/were a fan of David Wise. Would be kind of cool if the channel got some more awareness.

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RIP Volition Games

And RIP Saints Row franchise - atleast you tried to be different. Lets laugh at yet another game falling down the fires of woke trash and leftist burden. This time no shills can salvage this as it didn't even have a hypetrain behind like 2077. Also downfall of AAA industry general.

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Alicesoft/Rance: coming soon

Is this a sign that Rance10 DLC04 is coming soon? There is no doubt that Alicesoft is working on a new project and I have seen Rance03 translation and I can confirm that it will be the kamige of the year. Also, many autistic hanihos say that RanceIX will come out next year. Any thoughts about it?

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Remember that thread from awhile ago where we generated screenshots from an AI then tried to guess the games?

Well there's a similar software except it blows the fucking socks off the previous one we were using. You may have heard already heard of this AI under its "Dall-E Mini" name, it's gone ultra viral in the past few weeks. It's currently running under the name Craiyon and it's so stable it can generate a set of 9 images generally within 60 seconds. It will sometimes spit out a "Too much traffic" error at you, if so just try again in a few seconds and it should work. The previous game we were playing is pretty much impossible with this one because of how advanced it is. *More on this in my follow-up post It still might be fun to post vidya related results from it. >how do I use it? You ask it to generate a scene, the more specific the better. Don't be afraid to really stress it, something like "A screenshot of Doom where all enemies are Bill Gates" is perfectly within its capabilities. The main thing its bad at is generating faces, but they're working on fixing that. You can also put something blank and simple like "Doomguy" and it will give you Doomguy. Pro-tip: you can open it up in several tabs and run several generations at once.

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Cool Vidya Books

This is a thread for any and all vidya related books, I will be posting some of the best ones I have and feel free to discuss, argue and share about fiction and non fiction about vidya and vidya-related publications.

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Anon's autism corner: FNAF

Most of you don't give a shit about those games and for obvious reasons. Those are not good games, they are kind of awful on every level. But they have been a source of fascination due to what they molded into and how popular they've become. Those games became such an insane rabbit hole it feels like a small discovery that rivals a lovecraftian fucking secret. FNAF started as a simple ghost story with boring gameplay where you sat around and fumbled around on cameras until you either win or die. The horror was cheap and reliant on jumpscares, but the gameplay itself although also shit, was at the very least somewhat original for its time. The story was simple: Someone murdered a bunch of kids and then those kids posessed animatronics seeking revenge. It wasn't some great mystery, and as you piece together the plot in the first installments, the reveal is simply "It's a ghost story". It wasn't fun, it wasn't very scary or interesting. But yet it gained insane popularity, why was that? Partially due to furries and their autism, but also partially due to a simpler reason: There weren't that many horror games coming out at the time and FNAF did something, even if it wasn't really good. So imagine yourself to be Scott: You release Five Nights at Freddy's and suddenly you gain an enormous fanbase, and your livelihood now depends on a bunch of cartoon fucking animals that murder people. What do you do now? Well obviously, you would make a sequel, and so you do. This might work for the first couple of games of course, but at the very core FNAF is just a simple ghost story. FNAF 1- You learn the premise of the game FNAF 2- You learn a bit more about the killer FNAF 3- You actually meet the killer This is where it should have ended generally because there wasn't much more to explore. FNAF 4 tried to explore some of the prior happenings, as well as maybe pull some twists although it is in itself, a giant fucking mess. The thing is, you want to make more games, you are disappointed with the conclusions your fans and ecelebs came to, and you don't like the twist you have written yourself. So... you make more games, but the plot is essentially over. So what do you do? Well if that's the case, you have to just make shit up at this point. So you reveal the identity of the character, and not only is he owner of the company in which the murders took place, he is now apparently a mad scientist necromancer who gathers ghost cum from his victim for the sake of attaining immortality, or ressurecting his dead son or something. You play as the son of that guy who then becomes a fucking undead himself after his sister reverse vores him as a part of a hivemind of souls. You create a fucking game in which the partner of the antagonist decides to lure everyone into a pizzeria and kill everyone to end it all, before the killer becomes a fucking VR rabbit that starts to brainwash people with mind control. Security Breach aside, which had its own amount of weird shit, there were the book series written in an alternative universe which has: >A time travelling ballpit >VR game that causes everyone in the world to get cancer >A girl being slowly taken apart by an animatronic until she becomes literal pile of scrap >Humanlike android robots which are able to grow like normal humans >The main antagonist IMPREGNATING A FUCKING MAN AND THEN THAT MAN GIVING BIRTH TO AN ANIMATRONIC FETUS BY HAVING A SELF-DONE C SECTION BEFORE BLEEDING TO DEATH Did anyone of you know of this shit, and what a fucking bizarre mess this whole thing became? Did any of you knew about Scott's autism?

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Made in Abyss: Binary Star Falling into Darkness

Thoughts? First 20 Minutes of gameplay ( ) Deep in Abyss Mode ( )

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Loli Games Thread

Alright last thread hit bump limit, you faggots know what to do. >>553005 What're your favorite cute and funny video games? Would you sacrifice yourself to the 1000 year old lolibaba Does Eevee count as a loli? Why are they so cute and funny? 😭😭😭

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WEBM/MP4 Thread - White Women Making Games Edition

New Saints Row is out, and boy is it something All Vidya related webms/mp4s welcome, bonus for triple A western cringe like vid related

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The sorry state of FPS games

The past decade has been pretty awful to the FPS genre especially late last year, but the biggest sin and what truly bother anons here is that fucking Destiny is the best of the worst. As the bar was set so fucking low that Destiny doing base shit at it's bare minimum made it have a more stable playerbase then the others, what the fuck is going on with FPS games?

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The Zelda Formula

I've played a decent chunk of the Zelda games by this point and feel that the series has evolved enough to fully realize those feelings evoked by looking at the concept art for the earlier games, which, in my opinion, is the end goal. BotW is effectively a reboot more inspired by the earlier games as opposed to the ones inspired by ALttP and eventually OoT, and while it does do plenty wrong like lacking proper dungeons, limited enemy variety, and no special equipment, I consider it to be an important step design philosophy and a remarkable improvement in pacing from WW, TP, and SS (as well as being the better game in general). With the new one releasing and being a direct sequel, we can be reasonable and assume that it will be like the first game, so instead of focusing on that, how do you want hypothetical subsequent Zelda games to feel? Also, post Zelda girls.

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James Turner Leaves Gamefreak, Makes New Game "The Plucky Squire"

It looks really good. >James Turner, the art director for Pokemon Sword and Shield and designer of several Pokemon from recent generations, has left Game Freak. Earlier this week, Turner took to Twitter to announce that he and game designer onebitbeyond had founded a new game studio called All Possible Futures. >In a subsequent response, Turner confirmed that he had left Game Freak to open the new studio, but he "still loves" the company. >Turner's All Possible Futures announced their first game, The Plucky Squire, whose trailer can be seen below: >Turner was the first Westerner to officially design a Pokemon and was responsible for creating several popular species of Pokemon. >Turner designed Shadow Lugia, Vanillite, Vanillish, Vanilluxe, Golett, Golurk, Vullaby, Mandibuzz, Phantump, Trevenant, Buzzwole, Guzzlord, Poipole, Naganadel, Gigantamax Gengar, Centiskorch, Sinistea, Polteageist, and the Galarian Zigzagoon line. >Turner also worked on several Pokemon spinoff titles, including Pokemon Colosseum and Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness. Turner had worked for Game Freak since 2010. The Plucky Squire is due to be released in 2023 on the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC.

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Shin Megami Tensei, its Future and Roster Increase

You know what I want back in SMT? Not just more creatures, but something beyond that like religious figures, objects of culture but also more of the occult and cultish, things created out of the publics consciousness, urban legends and historical figures. Mothman and cleopatra come to mind. Jesus himself definetly should be in this game, but so should ghandi, psychonauts like terence mckenna or beings manifested out of drug enduced states like Kauyumarie, criminals akin to serial killers like the Zodiac Killer or traffickers like Jeffrey Epstein, bizzare beings that would fit the diverse world of SMT. I know it sounds pretentious, but I really believe SMT hasn't evolved much since apocalypse, and the demons were interesting and a lot were really good but they didn't hit quite as high as the ones made in the late 80's where you would have its identity evolving steadily. Why stop? Fuck imagine SONICHU, Scientologists, and Q (Yes. Seriously.) in SMT, you can make this franchise as weird, fringe, infamous and as freshly timeless as possible, you'd think Atlus would put 2 and 2 together and realize they can get a fuckton of people in the mainstream to pay attention to their games, especially if they went all out on this and re-invigorated their oldest franchise, but then again, if they do, don't be surprised if the line is crossed and fucking slenderman and jack the killer become a demon in these games, the reaction to that would be severe to say the least. What kind of beings would you like to be added into the SMT franchise, and how would these beings tell the story of the next game? I hope to hear what you anons have to say, because it's been a topic I've been wanting to discuss, I just didn't know how to word it.

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FFXIV: Summer time explosions.

Last thread fell off. but there is a new event and soon enough there will be a new patch. So hopefully this thread will do better than the last one.

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Paper Mario thread

What the fuck did people see in Super Paper Mario? I've been playing it and I am surprised to say it's the first Nintendo Game that has bad basic mechanics. The basic platforming is mediocre and they try to augment it with dozens of gimmicks that don't add much, giant mushroom is little more than "just press right" segments, having to switch to use each character and companion ability is the OOT iron boot problem multiplied ten-fold, and so far the writing is... meh? there are a couple highlights but they're lol so random moments that go as quickly as they come, at least so far (I'm right after Bowser is recruited) Also fuck this game for having me point at the screen to look for secrets unprompted, that's Zelda 1 unmarked bombs tier design twenty years after we realized it was bad gameplay.

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Time spent on vidya

How much time do you think you've spent on video games, and which game have you spent the most time on? For me it's WoW, a friend introduced me to it when I was 12 or 13 back in MoP, got severely addicted and when I stopped playing I had amassed a game time of over 6000 hours. MMORPGs are worse than heroin.

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emulation thread

last one is bumplocked and i just got into emulating again. my plan so far is to shoot for system specific emulators and figure those out, and then figure out retroarch after the fact. should i just go for retroarch? why is retorarch so controversial anyway? is there any list of what system multiplatform games run better on which system? i know by that console gen the differences are mostly minor performance things and id like to just get a rom for the system the run best on. are there any torrents for all the games on a system minus like, the niggerball games? i neither need nor want every yearly edition of apehoop in my collection

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2D platformer genre is completely saturated

>want to make a simple 2d platformer But there's already 2d platforming games with >Basic platforming >Advanced platforming >Advanced platforming with movement skills, wall running etc. >rhythm based platforming >Movement skills with random generated roguelike elements > With deep pretentious story >With actual deep story, rpg choices, Plot altering mechanics >Hack n slash >Shooter, rpg skills >Puzzles and item solving >Hack n slash combat, Puzzle based platformer with RPG elements, with focus on explorations and environmental storytelling The entire genre of 2D platformer is completely saturated. Every single combination of idea that could be implemented, has been implemented. You cannot add anything new to this genre that is significant or not copied from other genres. There's no point of making a new platformer game other than as a stepping stone to a bigger genre, preferable isometric

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Games Only You Played

Post games you are pretty sure only you played (and give a description of said game) My game is The Wonderful End of the World, a pretty tackless Katamari Damacy-inspired rollup game. I don't even remember why I bought it so long ago, but it was fun while it lasted, though I should note it lacked all the charm of Katamari Damacy, and IIRC it didn't even have any great music, though if I had to remember anything about it, it was that the controls were a lot easier to use than it was in KD.

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Throh Thread: Red Edition

This is your last chance to defeat Throh before he goes back to the Dojo. Rules are simple 1. Show your pokemon. 2. State your move. 3. Lose. Good luck.

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Tactics Games

Because I don't want to keep teasing the anons in the big Fire Emblem thread about their game not being very complex. So let's talk about one of the best genres that goes hand in hand with autism. Doesn't matter if it's turnbased or real time. It can be as easy to get into as Fire Emblem and Shining Force or extreme autism territory like Advanced Tactics Gold. Let's get the ball rolling. What do you anons think about XCom 2013 and XCom2? I enjoy them, despite their meme hit chances. Some people call the ability system a meme, but that's why I like it and games like Disgaea. However, I think the developers dropped the ball real hard with XCom 2, and it's all because of one simple reason. In a game where a loss can be a major setback, so you want to play it slowly with a lot of planning and thinking, they decided to add a time limit to most missions.

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UPDATE Casuals are going crazy about it, the police cars indicate it's taking place in Vice City again. There's reportedly roughly 90 minutes of footage floating around and I don't feel like sourcing it all here >>694223 >>694228, so here's one of the longer clips I've found. It doesn't look any different to the last game. The hacker who got it claims he also got the source code to both it and GTAV. RELEVANT LINKS >guy who original leaked it in gtaforums >full leak files >full videos >analysis of leaks and screenshots >links of yt vids that will soon be taken down[Embed][Embed][Embed][Embed] END OF UPDATE Rockstar is making a complete tonal shift to the point where it'll make the new Saints Row seem like GamerGate on steroids. According to the article, Rockstar withheld a game mode called Cops n Crooks, where a team of gamers would organize into teams of good guys and bad guys, but was canned due to the BLM summer of fire. Not only that but starting with GTAVI, Rockstar will be cautious not to “punch down” by making jokes about minorities and trannys. The reason for this is because Take Two wanted to crack down on the "boys club" behavior that the old employees of rockstar were engaging in, to the point where "Rockstar has attempted to reinvent itself as a more progressive and compassionate workplace, according to interviews with more than 20 people who work there or left recently, all of whom requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly." It basically seems a bunch of Take Two hries took over Rockstar and transformed it into the company that gave us San Andreas to the one that pooped out GTA:DE. You should NOT expect much from this game, and anyone who expects different is a damn fool. That said I like the changes to combat crunch time, however as most developers will tell you, it's a necessity to reach certain deadlines. That said all I can do is laugh at the normalfags that'll buy this garbage.

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On The Morality of Savescumming

What's your opinion on save scumming? How often do you do it and when do you do it? Is it bad game design if a player ever feels pressured to save scum? Is save scumming an issue that needs to be addressed in the first place or is it just something to be expected now? I personally save scum when I'm trying to get secret rewards and to avoid getting locked into certain "bad ends." I don't really mind losing player characters unless the loss is so great that it might as well be a game over.

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Wonderous and Comfy Backgrounds + Screenshot Identification and Repair

Someone was asking about some images that I had used in the GTA mosaic thread and I thought it was about time to have another one of these. This is primarily aimed at pixel art but thinks like sky boxes especially low poly ones are welcome as well and so are things like down scaled drawings that are turned into pixel art like what Chrono Cross and Legend of Mana did. Pixel art BGs that are just are and aren't from actual games are welcome too. Don't forget about the other pixel art thread that's about sprites instead of BGs which is on autosage and we'll probably need another one soon >>516987 Post whatever you got.

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Judgement thread

So, now that these games have come out on PC I'm thinking of trying the series out. I'd like to skip to Lost Judgement cause the combat seems a lot better, but I'm worried it'll affect my feelings on the story.

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>ctrl + f "jackbox" <no results What's /v/'s stance on jackbox? Would anyone be willing to join if I hosted? Also /v/ackbox thread

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Share Thread: Please Remember the Abused Chaikas

READ ME BEFORE ASKING FOR ANYTHING YOU FAGGOT FUCK Previous Thread: How to Contribute Post ITT, make a pull request (git client or gitgud IDE) or raise an issue. If you do not have you own account: tough shit because the public account is busted. Before requesting first check THE GITGUDS YOU COLOSSAL COCKGUZZLER, THEY EXIST FOR A REASON DEAD LINKS ARE CURRENTLY BEING PURGED Anons have experienced shady shit with IGG (e.g. miners and extra files that served no purpose in terms of running the games) and they're from Vietnam We prefer danknet magnet links, not that garbage clearnet shit like bittorrents & IPFS. Read a book or something if you want to catch up Save EVERYTHING >>>/eternalarchive/ >Bypassing Mega's bandwith quota MegaDownloader + or mega-dl (megatools) and a proxy %>!,-space, Guide to a Happy Share Thread Leechers 1. Before requesting, search online and even use distributed search engines (e.g. InfraSearch, Opencola, YaCy, FAROO). 2. Look in CheckBeforePosting, the archives, and volafile. 3. If a password is required check the archives, especially the source thread if it's listed. 4. Be as specific as possible. If you have the cover art of the file you want, post it in both the share thread and in vola room. 5. Links to files will purposely be misleading by having spaces, lines, keys & passwords split in the post. This includes torrent hashes. a. If you see a string of characters (e.g. c12fe1c06bba254a9dc9f519b335aa7c1367a88a) with or without dashes, it is a magnet link. b. If your bittorrent is shit, prepend magnet:?xt=urn:btih: to the string. c. Find and Replace (sed/tr/awk) is your friend. Uploaders 1. When in doubt, upload. Ask questions later. 2. Upload to at least 5 alternative sources and keep a local copy if space permits. 3. Use a URL shortener (spaced or split), base64 encryption, and/or paste relinks (e.g. on file links to confuse bots. 4. Encrypt your uploads with a password, key, or generator. Rename the files something random, even their checksums. Maybe even pad files to the nearest GB or so to confuse bots. 5. If your connection is stable, it is extremely advisable to self host using anonymity tools like Freenet, I2P, Gnunet, distributed NNTP or MixMinion/Mixmaster. Volafile 1. Before uploading a batch of miscellaneous files (e.g images and music), be sure they are unique enough to stand on their own and that you ask for the majority's consensus whether to upload the files individually. 2. Upload 5 files and then zip the rest if the dump is larger then 6-7 files. Music Albums exceeding 5 files are to be zipped. 3. When uploading .torrent, either add them to the a zip of the game or just don’t upload those misc files. Properly label files so that they can be identified without asking someone else. 4. For lewd stuff with filenames like RJ74765, either add a .txt linking to the contents on a website or just add the title to the .txt (e.g. "BIG BOOTY WOMEN SIT ON SHOTA FACE (RJ34734)"). 5. You can filter files by file type (.txt, .rar, etc) or search the file list with the bar hidden by the filter files button. a. When in doubt, archive as a single [or split if too large], then upload.

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Tails Gets Trolled 10 year Anniversary

I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU ASSHOLES FORGOT Can someone please storytime it for us?

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Nintendo DS

I finally bought am R4 card for my 3DS, and it works perfectly. When I had a DS, I was very poor so I never got to try many games. WHich games would you say I must play? Basically, recommend DS games?

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Game tourneys/LANs

Anyone here went to gaming competitions and tourneys back when you actually had to bring your own setup? What was your most fun day with friends and strangers? Local gaming scene with people who can't play for shit but still came along to duke out with people across town and eat pizzas. Did you ever get "big" on the scene? Before eSports and moneys became the only thing in competitive gaming. I don't know how today's comp play has managed to combine the worst of gaming with worst aspect of having a job together. Do comp play still happen for lesser known/older games these days? Share and bring pizzas

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Meow meow meow meow! Meow meow meow meow. (Translating) So, post apocalyptic pussy simulator. How are they going to handle combat, will you just jump on your enemies and claw the shit out of them, what about stealth elements? I want to know more about this premise since it's unique in a drought of generic and pretentious shit, so this had quite an impact on me, and I'm relieved I don't need a soyny console to be able to play it.

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Mecha Thread

Cast in the name of God Ye not guilty So coming from last thread we had a ton of good recommendations from R.A.D to Future Cop: LAPD, we had a fun time discussing mecha vidya, so let's do it again. From Super Robot Wars to Virtual On, let us discuss all things mecha vidya. What mecha have you been enjoying anons? I've been playing a bit of Metal Warriors and Mechwarrior 5 myself, I have to get used to moving and shooting in MW5, but I've been having fun with it playing it here and there

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Fire Emblem's weird direction and a possible future?

I haven't seen much discussion here or previously about Fire Emblem 3 Houses and its weird, jumbled identity. It's certainly a fascinating case when you take in account the history of Fire Emblem and ignore the localizations, because I think we're seeing a very hard shift in both stories presented in FE and developers. All this is speculation mind you. Old Fire Emblem >Made by nerds who liked 80s and 90s fantasy anime and DnD >Series from 1 up to 10 were about fantasy Europe being the good guys mostly and fighting against dragons, undead and some dark priests mostly >Series jerked off fantasy France mostly >In an ironic twist, they depicted Macedonia as megalomaniacal and later humbled as a nod to Alexander the Great >Big bad was mostly Fantasy Britain but thanks to Alm this stopped >Fantasy Skandinavia got two games and somehow was connected to fantasy Thrace >Fantasy Greece also got two games and was connected to Arthurian / Roland legends fighting against Messopotamian deities and dragons >FE9 and 10 were fantasy Crimean recreating Crimean legends featuring Guts from the Berserk series >The games are loved in Japan, many series exist thanks to Kaga's idea of making Lazer Squad into an RPG as well >Fire Emblem grows by adding Kaga's ideas and by trading ideas with the series that sprouted thanks to them, like SRW <FE11 and 12 were remakes <We all know how uber shit 12 was and how it almost killed the franchise <The less said about Kris the better Fire Emblem's final game >Awakening starts >Its mostly new staff >Decide to make a game that is an amalgamation of all the previous games, somehow >They manage to do it on zero budget >Story is fantasy Francish Kingdom, now a Fantasy Franc kingdom post-fantasy Charlemagne, fighting against fantasy Persia, founded by fantasy Brettons that became a cult and fucked over fantasy France and fantasy Brittain a 1000 years ago >(you) are some retarded amnesiac that buff Marth finds while travelling >Buff Marth is heralded along with his sister as the new coming of Marth and the most important people in the universe <Obviously evil guy tells (you) that (you) are actually the most important person in the whole universe and that (you) are the true ubermensch >(you) are actually some retarded bookworm with 0 social skills and the only cool thing you have is a weird tattoo <Turns out that being an ubermensch according to the cult means having a suitable body for the fucking Dragon Gimli, the ender of Ragnarok, to inhabit and destroy the world >Shit pants <Time travel also happens <In the nip version, it is implied that (your) kid, Marc, isn't from the same timeline and they're an alternate universe (you) that travelled with Lyn, Eliwood and Hector, just like (you) are implied to have done as well >Story basically concludes with fantasy France, fantasy Russia, who also happen to magically have some fantasy Ainu people among them, fantasy Brittain and (you) basically stop Ragnarok and save the world forever <Gameplay is weirdly balanced but one can make it work, depending on what Fire Emblem he liked in the past >Game is treated with respect in Japan, it's the ultimate closure <Game seels like hotcakes in the west <It's the ultimate waifu-husbando simulator and eugenics program <Localization botches all the references and connections to almost ALL previous Fire Emblems and the nods to specific things that nips knew, like Priam named Paris because Ike was originally named Paris in order to hit home that he hailed from fantasy Troy >Nami Komoru steps up and is awarded for her success <She basically created just two characters and wrote about a dozen support conversations but she also did twitter campaigns to promote the game <At the time, a certain section of tumblr that stalked japanese twitter for cult-of-personality tweets caught wind of it and spread the word and a boost in sales happened so here we are Fire Emblem helmed under Nami Komoru >Let's have a new start for Fire Emblem >Sounds good, we got a new team, new budget <Nami Komoru is at the helm, gets total control of the project, contracts 5 differen expensive authors and mangaka to write dialogue and support for the game <WITHOUT GIVING THEM CONTEXT OR ANY WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER <WHILE SHE WRITES THE SCENARIO FOR ALL ROUTES AND THE CHARACTERS >Gameplay is also shit and exacerbates the few flaws that Awakening had and multiplies them by 1000% >She has the genius idea of doing Fantasy Medieval times vs Fantasy Japan >Of course Fantasy Japan are the super good guys without flaws >Fucking Kamui / Corrin is Kris but a thousand times worse and more obnoxious >Revelations is basically a straight rip-off of Gundam Seed and Kamui is straight up Kira Yamato <Somehow the localization is even worse than the game >Everything is absolute cancer about <It's got the highest sales as a game at the time <Especially due to censorship controversies and due to western tumblrtards spreading lies about the game being LGBTBBQ friendly due to Zero / Niles, who's basically Nami Komoru's yaoi fantasy voiced by Takehito Koyasu >Fire Emblem Warriors starts <The production s troubled, devs don't know what to do, you know how it goes >Team Ninja members make the two main characters of FEW as a blonde Ax Wielder and a blonde Lance Wielder <We could have had Blond Ephraim and Blonde FemHector >The original plan was for Darius to be the secret Sword Wielder Lord that was recruited later >Intelligent Systems suddenly is interested and yoinks the designs for those two lords for their upcoming mobage project at the time <They also yoinked Maaya Uchida for the role of their mobage Lord as well and KoeiTecmo had to beg them to be able to use her alongside her brother in order to voice the twins in FEW >Fire Emblem Heroes >This is basically where the bulk of Intelligent Systems went and all the apparent "A" tier talent <The less said about this fucking cancer, the better >Fire Emblem Echoes >A remake from the "B" tier team about one of the more infamous FE titles <It's actually really fucking good and faithful to the original >B team shows they carry the Fire Emblem spirit within them and deliver a great game with amazing aesthetics and designs (cont.)

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VR Vidya

Where's VR videogames heading? Will there be full bodysuits that allow me to rape someone in Runescape and feel the sensation on my dick in 20 years? Or allow me to play vr tekken and feel the pain when getting hit? Or will it be banned because no fun allowed? Are you playing any VR vidya right now?

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Exploitable Thread

CAESAR I'M COMING TO KILL YA AT THE FORT IN YA TENT Now make your own, keep it vidya

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Tokyo Game Show

Starts on the 15th of September, RIGHT FUCKING NOW, and ends on the 18th. They say it starts at 10AM Japan time, but I can't tell if that's for the expo itself or the digital showcase. They released a PDF of everybody attending. It's pretty huge, but most of these studios will only be at the physical expo itself. Rather surprisingly, Sony isn't showing up this year. And yes, Capcom is here. If you want to cream yourself about Dragon's Dogma 2 potentially being shown, this is the thread to do it in.

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Starting off with Mr. Shitface's totally relevant diversity hire. >Obnoxious passive aggresive jew bitch >does fuck all for the main plot >wants to fuck razputins dad throughout the whole game and keeps sucking up to him >doesn't know when to fuck off yet stays in one area throughout the whole game >has literally nothing to contribute until ONE scene in the final boss phase >locks razputin in the closet and gets him naked >barely makes any other impression than what I listed It's just not very funny, everything she does feels devoid of substance and meaningless. It's the quirky valley girl archetype but just comes off as so unlikeable. Splatoon 3: >Chinese Tranny and Shantae Chihuahua Not much is known but they uggo

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Dose thread

Thanks doc, happy birthday!

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Realms Deep (faux classic FPS showcase by 3D Realms) live from September 16th to 18th WE'RE LIVE For any Euroanons, they're also hosting a LAN party in Aalborg.

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Fallout thread

Old one is old The guy behind the Van Buren project has gotten the original art style down perfectly, he still doesn't have any ETA yet and a playable demo is still probably years away. The Van Buren project is trying to recreate the original Fallout 3 before it was cancelled after Bethesda bought the IP, as many of you know Van Buren was later reworked into New Vegas but had many core differences from the base game. We still have the game's design documents, which in combination with New Vegas is being used as a reference for recreating the game. The occasional videos Lacko releases are very promising, so far he's been working on this for 3 or 4 years now.

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The developers missed a great chance to make one of the ending scenes to be set inside Vito Scaletta's kitchen and its him making you some fresh bucatini as a token of appreciation.

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Piece of shit games you instadropped and why

Subject >Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 I thought it was going to be like that sniping mission in cod 4 but with cool deeper sniping mechanics and figured that if they made a 2, surely the 1st one must've been good enough to sell a bunch and warrant a sequel but no. It is like that one mission in cod except with none of the charm and cool action sequences, and the mechanics are no more complex than battlefield 3. Played the first mission, followed the AI like a puppy for a while, went through what might as well have been an on-rails shooting gallery with no challenge, died to AI bullshit a bunch of times, got bored, uninstalled about 30 minutes in. >Dead Island Saw a friend of mine playing it on his 360 several years ago and it seemed cool enough, over the years I kept the name pop here and there and said hell, let's give it a spin boy, was it total uninspired ass tripe. It starts of with a first person cinematic which they couldn't even be assed to make unique for each of the characters you have to choose from. Speaking of which, one the most boring cookie cutter "diverse" possible cast of assholes, consisting of >roided up spic loser >chink woman >giga nigga >a fourth one which I can't even remember and after you pick one of these you embark on a quest of boredom with boring npcs that give you boring fetch quests through boring dialogue I don't want to listen to, but sure, that's just the dressing, how's the meat of the game? IT'S BORING. It's melee focused but the mechanics suck, hit detection is shit, every fight is the same, the inventory system is shit, the skill trees and upgrade system is shit. I played it for 1 hour at most, did like 2 quests, hated every second of it, uninstalled. >Dragon Age Origins A friend of mine lent me a bunch of games and among them this piece of work, "it's good" he said, but it was a trick. I made my character look like the oldest man in existence and it turned out he had a father who ended up looking younger than my newly made avatar. Nothing short of incredible Oblivion tier UI and the first goddamned quest was to kill some spiders or wolves in a cellar or something which was just about as exciting as it sounds. Great fucking combat for a 2009 game, because who doesn't love standing still clicking on other characters and watch them fake real time fight just like in my korean mmorpgrindfests. I read it was inspired heavily by the LOTR books but fuck off, even the fellowship of the ring licensed game on PS2 was better.

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Guess the Quote

You, me, let's play a little game. Post a quote from a game you know and see if anyone can guess what it's from. Then try to guess where the quotes other people post are from. Going to start off with some easier ones which I hope you'll be able to guess. >I'm a professional, you can't fool me, old man. >I've been dead for 35 years... today is the day I live. >Your health is low. Do you have any potions? Or food?

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Klonoa Thread

Well boys, you know the drill. The Klonoa remakes have just been released. It's time we talk about these remakes that will hopefully revive the series. I was playing the Wii version earlier but I was told the game was dumbed down, so I hope to have a better appreciation for these games with the remake. Something of note is that the Switch version apparently it runs like shit, so you may wanna buy this game on Steam instead. Are you ready for this blast from the past /v/?

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/v/ makes a chart: Recommending western games the Nips should play - THE FINAL ACT

And, here is the final version of the chart! Unless anyone has anything that they would like to correct or change about it, it looks like it's just about time to distribute this baby. Also, in case anyone is curious, here is the what the intro in the header says: This is a list developed to inform Japanese players of 150 of the best video games that the West has created over the last 30 years. Some of the games listed may conflict with your perception of Western titles. If you live a busy live and cannot analyze the list, here are the games we advise starting with: Original OP: Calling all anons! Let's make a chart together of your good western games the japanese audience should play! >why? There's an increasing effort to get the Japanese to play Western developed games. And, rather than let companies decide which games should introduce those players to media, we can develop a chart consisting of the "better" games that the West has released over the past 20-30 years, with five of the "best" or "most recommended" titles released every year. >ok I'm in, what are the rules? - The first version of release counts as the game's original release year, unless you're referring to a specific version of the game. - It is a good idea to prioritize games which either already have a Japanese translation or received a Japanese fan translation. - Each year must have 5 games total. - For variety's sake, try to keep it to one title per platform every year. - Only add games that you have personally played to this list. - The years will span from 1992-2021 Discuss with other anons what games you think should/should not be contenders as the games of the year! Archive of previous thread:

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ID@Xbox showcase for the 14th of September at 9:30 AM PST

>E3 never ends >Look out for new announces and trailers, what’s coming soon to Game Pass, a deeper dive with developer interviews, and gameplay of Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed + other titles >The main showcase itself will feature updates for Metal: Hellsinger, You Suck at Parking, and more. Look out for new announces and trailers, what’s coming soon to Game Pass, a deeper dive with developer interviews, and gameplay of Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed (plus a couple other fun titles) Will be 120-90 minutes depending if you watch the pre-show. Will be live at, and

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False predictions by the industry

Over my many years of gay-ming I've noticed many devs and studio heads have proclaimed very publicly the future of gaming with great confidence. Usually these predictions have been hilariously wrong in hindsight. I wanted to catalog some of these, anybody else wanting to give more examples or more insight is free to. >Motion controls are the future of gaming! This was one of the hardest memes the industry pushed for years, the Wii was such a surprise hit it gave them temporary psychosis. Everybody was trying their hand at it, Sony had the Move, Razor had the Hydra, less than 10 years ago Microsoft tried to make the Xbone Kinect-controlled only despite the thing not fucking working. Of course motion controls never went anywhere, they were a gimmick that took off and people eventually got tired of said gimmick. Few games used them in a meaningful way and usually they were a bad replacement for a traditional controller. The kinds of games you could even make with motion controls is also extremely limited. They still linger on here and there in some titles, usually Switch games or VR, but they never hit the mass adoption studios hoped for. >Singleplayer is dying, multiplayer is the future!/Every game will be online This was probably something execs wanted to be true rather than something they actually believed. Even Gabe Newell said this which is kind of shocking considering how plugged in to the industry he used to be. This was also around the time microtransactions and DLC were becoming common, it was harder to sell singleplayer gamers on a useless $5 skin or $2 lootbox key. People wanted to maximize profits, and the way to do that was to make every game multiplayer. This led to a wave of terrible online games and singleplayer games with tanked-on MP elements for a few years, it saturated the market and none of them took market share away from Halo, CoD, TF2, WoW or the other popular games at the time. This meme died quietly but humiliatingly. >The Japanese games industry is finished This was a weird one, for underageb&s anybody too young to remember; around the late 2000s and early 2010s there was a lull in the Japanese side of the industry. The Wii had nothing but garbage outside of Nintendo's own games, Wii U was a massive failure, a lot of Japanese companies weren't doing so well and there was a general perceived lack of quality in some Japanese games at the time. Phil Fish's infamous "Japanese games suck" quote was said around this time. Now, why this made every gaming pundit claim the entire Japanese industry's days were numbered, I have no clue. It's especially silly in hindsight as this was only for a few years and not some decades-long decline. >PC is a failing platform Another case of execs wanting something to be true. There were various reasons this was said - the main one being piracy - but the truth is execs wanted consoles to "win" because they have a lot more control over a walled garden like PlayStation than they do a wild jungle like Steam. Piracy was one of the industry's biggest boogeymen for a long time, you don't hear about it as much anymore but go back 15 years ago and every studio head and suit was whining about how piracy was going to destroy the industry. This wasn't limited to gaming, the movie and music industries also complained about this, the latter even more so than gaming. >VR will change the industry! Despite 10 years of market availability and heavy development, VR still remains little more than a gimmick for rich people and haven for porn addicts. It's just too expensive and has >nogaems. With Ubisoft recently cancelling all their AAA VR games and Facebook upping the price of the Quest by over 30%, I don't think we'll see VR become mainstream anytime soon. Anybody want to add any others? There are more I could think of but this OP is getting long.

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SS13- Space Station 13 General

Any SS13 players left? I miss old fullchan server anons. It was the funniest SS13 experience I've ever had and most anons were either semi-competent or greytiding without blowing the round. All servers listed on byond are way overpopulated with 90-120 people rounds that last 15 minutes. Mods are absolute gaping axewound trannies that ban people over shooting 'Trans rights are human rights the clown' character on /tg/ (tranny golem) station. Situation on beestation is fucked as always, newfags only 24/7 amateur hour. Can't say nigger on fulp anymore, RP stations suck cock and are spaghetti code. Get in here faggots and let's do something together, we can't let SS13 die like this.

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DOOM/Retro FPS thread

Baronspin Edition Previous thread was >>484680, after almost a year it finally hit the bumplock (you will be missed) Also visit our sister thread, the New FPS thread >>648605 Post anything relating to >DOOM >its wads >its sequels >its community >its copycats >all 90s FPS related accessories

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Surprise PlayStation State of Play announced for TOMORROW, 13th of September at 3PM PST | 12AM CEST

It's roughly 20 minutes long and will be live at and

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Nintendo Direct - Winter 2022 Edition

WE'RE LIVE >Tune in for a Nintendo Direct Livestream featuring roughly 40 minutes of information mostly focused on Nintendo Switch games launching this winter. It's that time again. Pic probably unrelated. (Golden Sun would be a good option for "HD2D" treatment, just up the drop rates, and fix the first game's really bad translation that makes the dialog five times longer than it really is while having a bunch of serious errors and censorship.)

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Happy September 11, hope you didn't forget! Post your 9/11 related vidya OC!

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Crying to a video game

You've never actually cried to a video game right? Because I have. Post the times a game has made you emotional to the point you shed a tear. It doesn't have to be full on sobbing because at that point it would be pretty embarrassing. There's really only four games that made me emotional through my life of playing vidya. I've played all the Yakuza games and had emotional moments through pretty much all of them but the only times I've actually shed a tear were in Yakuza 4 and once at the ending of Yakuza 5. For Yakuza 4 specifically the scenes with Saejima with his speech at the arena and that prison escape scene with Hamazaki. The ending of FFXII really hit me hard because I really love this game. It's my favorite mainline FF game and I have no problem stating that. It got me emotional knowing I'm not gonna see these characters again, not experience their dialogue new for the first time and the music. Knowing the story and the adventure I felt progressing through the game and how it won't be a new experience for me anymore. That song at the end especially hit me hard. Tales of Berseria had a big emotional impact on me and it's not even my favorite Tales game, Vesperia is. But I love the cast in Berseria as much as I do Vesperia's. That scene with Eizen and Rokurou becoming acquainted with each other talking about Velvet's ambition and sharing drinks with each other was really touching for some reason. Seeing Velvet change throughout the story where she was really moody and always in a bad temper to actually caring about the friends she's made and smiling in her exchanges with them. The best skits to me were Eizen and his philosophical viewpoints on life. Hearing him explain his admiration for his captain, his love for his sister, the way him and Rokurou were like big brothers to Laphicet. Just like FFXII after playing the game knowing these characters won't be new to me anymore hit me a little. I felt the same way about Vesperia but for some reason Berseria just had a bigger impact on me. Maybe because Eizen and Magilou are my favorite Tales characters. Then there's FFXIV which I actually recently took a break from since Endwalker's launch. I've beaten Endwalker's main story and it did get emotional at the end but the time I truly actually shed a couple of tears were at the end of Shadowbringer's story. I can't even explain it really you just have to have played the game to understand. There was also the scene with Elidibus in 5.3 that got me teary eyed.

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Upcoming Games

Post some bideogames you're looking forward to: -System Shock Remake -Dragons Dogma 2 -Elden Ring -Xenonauts 2 -Blaster Master 3 -Company of Heroes 3 -Starfield -S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 -Hidden Deep -Jurassic World Evolution 2 -Ground Branch -Ready or Not -Broken Arrow -Starship Troopers Terran Command -Robocop Rogue City -Stargate: Timekeepers -Total War Warhammer 3 -Dying Light 2 -Project 007 -Two Point Campus -Bloodstained 2 -Gensokyo Night Festival -Peripeteia -Brutal Fate -83 -Out of Hell -Final Form -TMNT Shredders Revenge -Metal Slug Tactics

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New Pokemon Presents

ITS OVER Featuring new information on Scarlet and Violet. It airs just before Aida Mana's birthday in Nippon time, so pics related to that I guess.

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Super Mario Platformers General: Mama Mia! Das a Lotta Games!!

NEW F3 JUST DROPPED NIGGURS Soooo many fucking romhacks are here, and more coming soon, thanks to kaze emanuar for hosting this. Watch the entire thing and tell me which are your favorites. I'll tell you mine. >Super Mario 63 >mirror 64 >Super Mario Gravity >marios haunted manor Too fucking many, there's way more, get the fuck in here paisanos.

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Art thread

Post vidya art and artists if you have it. >hungry_clicker >

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Ubisoft Forward on September 10th 9PM CEST | 12PM PT.

Are you ready for more copypaste open world games, anons? Will be streamed at and probably also They're announcing the next AssCreed game there, you are excited for Assassin's Creed 27, right?

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Uncommon Time Summer 2022

WE'RE LIVE Thursday the 25th, starting 20:00 UTC / 16:00 EST / 13:00 PST I will start streaming Uncommon Time WATCH IT HERE ADD MUSIC

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Insanely Comfy Games Only YOU Played!

Starting out with a banger, Art of Balance is addictive with its interesting and engaging puzzle mechanics, aesthetic and music. It's all a joy to the senses and the clever design keeps you coming back for more, each 'world' having different decorum to suit the mood each level wants to convey, the time of day and its color changing the senses, from purple irridescent hues of twilight, to the glowing pink dawn, and botanical greenery that adds a unique flair to every level, there's something in here for everyone looking to unwind. This game is a masterpiece all on its own, if you like abstracted contemporary design and high graphical quality, you can't miss this.

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ARPG thread

I recently picked up torchlight after it's been collecting dust on my steam-account for years and had quite a bit of fun with it. However, I know that there are a lot of newer games (diablo-clones) that does it's thing better, what would you recommend? I've been looking at "Victor vran" wich looks fun.

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Games with In-Game Fan-Made Content & Community

I don't know if there's a term for games like this, but yeah, I want to compile a list of games that feature a feature that allows the fans, in-game, to make fan-made content that they can share with one another. The Little Big Planet games are an obvious example of this, as is its team's next creation: Dreams. Warcraft 3's Custom Maps comes to mind. Spore Dragon's Dogma? You can create and share pawns, but, the creative process involved with the pawns is just a character-creator. It's a bit basic, and I hope nobody makes similarly basic suggestions, especially considering my other mentions. I was considering giving the TES games an honourable mention since, while that would be modding and not in-game fan-made content, Howard does indeed acknowledge and welcome his game's modding community. Mods are mods, but if the game's creator is approving of the mods, it's like they're not mods, but in-game fan-made content. Nonetheless, I won't even give it an honourable mention. I've deemed mods to be a slippery slope. It opens the door to Minecraft being a possible suggestion. So, hopefully the rules are clear. Any suggestions?

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New FPS thread

Talk about recent released FPS, why newer games all suck and doom 2 is better, why boomer shooters are "fundamentally missing the point", what happened to supporting multiplayer, and the recent surge of indie-fast-paced-singleplayer-fps-with-over-the-top-artstyle. Yes there will be plenty of bait and sinkers, but after serious sam siberian mayhem there hasn't been a decent shooter released. Share your opinionated opinions and games you actually played

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Favorite 5 games

Post your 5 favorite games of all time, I'll start off with mine

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MMO Thread

Figured why not since the old thread is gone. Been playing anything recently? Sorry to any of the anons I was playing SMT: Imagine with. I still love the game but I dropped it for Endwalker and then I just got tired of Endwalker due to the connection issues. Just started this PC port of a mobile MMO called Toram Online today and it's as you expect. I'm just playing it out of boredom. I do like MMOs with PS2 graphics though. I checked up on PSU and it seems there's some dramafaggotry going on with the development team. Basically one of the developers who put a lot of work into Clementine left because he was being bullied by the community. There's a post on the forum by an admin saying he's not sure of the future of Clementine in terms of updates.

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Super Mario /V/orld New Vegas

It'll be released in couple of hours from now. Any thoughts about it?

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Freeware Games Rec Thread

This here is a thread dedicated to recommending games that are released as freeware, with no strings attached regarding asking for money. If you just want a "soft" list of games, here you go: (Web browser search for "FREE") Also, here's a couple of Falcom games that are freeware:

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Underrail Thread: Gypsy Edition

Been a while since we've had a thread about serbian Fallout. Recently some anon on half/v/ did a lot of crunching testing gypsy charm effects. Turns out most of them actually do something, although the effects vary in power depending on a large number of obscure factors (like how much you treat gypsy magics as real during the dialogue with Coral) and depending on current time IRL they might not work at all. >Burrower Tarsus Charm: Increases critical chance of throwing knives when having high enough armor penalty >Coil Spider Tarsus Charm: Increases electrical damage taken, possibly increases maximum EK bolt jump distance >Death Stalker Claw Charm: Makes you slightly harder to detect >Hopper Foot Charm: Increases critical chance with weapons and unarmed attacks >Psi Beetle Claw Charm: Increases critical chance with psi abilities but reduces resolve >Siphoner Foot Charm: Increases chance to inflict bleed >Warthog Foot Charm: Increases Fortitude when under effect of food items, but reduces it when the duration of the buff is below 25% I hear that all charm bonuses are factored in somewhere in the middle of calculations for any given tick, so there's no way to see their effects in any of the stats windows. tl;dr <Gypsy charms have real effects, but they are extremely inconsistent and fairly weak still.

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Vidya music soundalikes

Post vidya music that sounds like non-vidya music (or vice-versa) and vidya music that sounds like other vidya music. Here's a few to get started:

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Vidya Shit That Pisses You Off

>launch game >launcher has to load >launcher opens >launch game from launcher >main menu has to load >choose save from main menu >save has to load >navigate through menus in game to get to actually select something to do >that has to load too This alone has been the reason I've completely dropped several games. An SSD might help but some games are just designed to take way too long to actually get into the game. Here's another completely unrelated one: >try clicking/choosing something in a game >but because it's on a grid/within pixels of other stuff you need to be pixel perfect to click it >fidget back and forth between the adjacent spots trying to click it >slightest motion from pressing my finger down to click the mouse moves it, ruining the selection

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/hgg/ - Hentai Games General

Didn't see a thread in the catalog so I made it myself. I found this nifty little 'game' which is basically an evolution of that old flash game Super Deepthroat, the cum simulation is moderately amusing and hilarious at times. It's moddable apparently but there are no worthwhile mods for it (aka actually attractive characters) https://www.mediafire(dot)com/file/r55gdrj6nyu6wad/ Mods: https://henrytaiwan69.gumroad(dot)com/l/bekpd input 25, click "I want this" then enter 100% discount code mlr4taq (thanks

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Unsolved Gaming Mysteries

I posted this in the QTDglksgk thread but I figured it was an interesting enough topic on its own to warrant its own thread. Like the title says post any unsolved mysteries in gaming. Here's one that's been bugging me and hopefully you can help solve a mystery. Shenmue 3's kickstarter campaign promised capsule toys of backers, and it's understood that they mostly delivered on this part. I distinctly remember one Anon from 8chan claiming that he was going to pledge for a capsule toy of Vivian James. Now that Shenmue 3 has come out I have not seen hide nor hair of this Vivian James toy in the game. It's clear that he backed it as Vivian's name is on the Shenmue 3 backer page. Has anyone found it? Is it in the game, or has it all been a ruse?

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Optimizations & Tweaks General

I'm an obsessive autist for anything that's remotely performance boosting, whether it's how much paste you can apply to your processor to how to align your CPU cooler for best thermal contact, all the way to overclocking consoles, patching vidya games and enabling mods and hacks that let you play your previously 30fps game to a locked 60, to outright finding the best version of that fancy software that recently went to shit. I want to hear it all, this is what I have to share; in yuzu emulator, set the affinity to 4 cores and 5 threads for consistent and better paced scheduling, see pics 2 (Hyperthread/SMT ON) and 3 (HT/SMT OFF). By limiting the cores to what a switch uses, the emulator won't constantly switch between cores and threads, negating some performance issues felt when affinity isn't set, works better now. Yuzu also currently has a project called Andio, this WIP implementation currently causes problem behavior, such as loading screen stutter and performance hitches, so stay on version 2787 until it's fully implemented. Bookmark this page.

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Videogame thread

What are you playing? >Playing Bannerlord >Playing Elden Ring >Playing Shredders Revenge >Playing Steel Division 2 Life is gud, I love videogames

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Sonic Thread

Last one's bumplocked and has been dead for days, but I still wanna discuss one of the most autistic franchises in vidya history. Now then, some thread topics to get us going. >What games have you played? >What non-game media have you watched/read/etc.? >Are there any worthwhile fan works? (literature, fancomics, fangames with story, etc.) >Have you seen the newest movie, and did you like it? To prevent the thread from devolving into rodent furshit, please go to >>>/fur/2886 for all your degenerate needs.

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WURM Serb: 6 months edition

I think its time for more WURM >what is this Wurm is basically proto-minecraft but with 200% more autism. Instead of just slapping blocks down you gather resources, build walls/tools/weapons and improve quality based on skills. Be a magic priest, the local smith, make cheese, pretty much anything you could want. Everything is a skill grind, and the gameplay is very slow/low intensity. >ok how do I play Right now you don't, I'm still setting up/configuring server mods. This thread is going to be to discuss settings/configurations. You can pick it up on steam (or yarhar) and try hosting a local server or terrorize a normalfag serb for now. Launch will be August 2nd for now just to be safe, but if rolf code doesn't fuck me in the ass anymore than it already has, we could start sooner. CURRENT SERVER SETTINGS <These are all up for debate, looking for feedback this week on settings before committing to custom map content >2x action, 3x skill Can go 3x/3x, but was thinking some slowdown would add longevity. >priest restrictions disabled, cross deity linking enabled, NO DAILY/HOURLY PRAYER LIMIT This should let people that want to focus on magic do so. I'll be toning the gains down on faith so it feels more like a real skill to grind instead of a daily login bonus/requirement. I'll be adding runes of recall to smooth out channeling grinds between deities. >Everyone in freedom kingdom, all pvp enabled This lets everyone do whatever they want with priesting, and if you village has drama you can just make a new deed instead of having to jump kingdoms. This means PMK(player made kingdoms) might not be in. Open to feedback on this. >Wyvrnmods/duskcombat/treasuremaps All are in. I'll run through more specific settings/post .properties somewhere later. Bounties currently disabled (fuck you rolf) but it fits with the theme I'd like to run. >other mods/settings implemented Most actions can be done from carts. PVP is currently full loot but affinities are not lost on death. >future mods to test/implement Refuelers to keep forges lit permanently, Alchemy to allow potions (only work out of combat, but can get temporary weapon oils/healing potions/buffs), a few more QoL mods, and a dungeon system with currency/rewards(only if everything else works). Badmin Rules/Settings >One character per player Please just use one account. I don't want to have to deal with people using more than one character. If you have an alt, just be logged into one at a time. I'm really not willing to budge on this but I'm open to feedback, I know this is important to some of you >Spell Changes I'm going to be taking dominate and revive from Mag and Lib. Really easy to trivialize content with these spells. Open to giving them different spells in exchange for this, but not sure how it would change balance. Hosting Biggest concern I have. I'm willing to get a decent 3rd party host but if I have to get my own hardware upgraded I'm capable of that, though no idea if my network could handle it. >Yarhar clients Still looking into how to enable this. I figure at least one of the badmins from past adventures still lurks and can tell me which line to comment out where. Do you like the rates? All freedom kingdom pvp? Mod requests?

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Post pantsu shots of cute video game girls. The more innocent and otherwise unsexualized the girl, the better. It's a dying breed that must be savored.

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Resident Evil

Seeing as the thread we had for the last several months hit bump limit and is pretty much dead, let's have a new one! >What's New Resident Evil, the Netflix series, came out today. It looks like shit, but it apparently has the most faithful creature design of any adaptation. >What's Coming Up Resident Evil Village: Gold Edition, which will come with new Mercs characters, a third person mode for the main scenario, and a new scenario called "Shadow of Rose", focused on the titular Rose Winters. Resident Evil 4 Remake, which will launch in Spring 2023. Both of these titles will be "Receiving PSVR2 Support", no word on any VR support for other platforms, and don't get your hopes up since RE7's VR never left the PS4. Re:Verse... still doesn't exist! >What's Leaked From the Capcom leak that is now a year and a half old, we know the following; Resident Evil: Outrage, was set for Q4 2022, has since been delayed or outright cancelled, with no word on what the fuck it was. Perhaps an internal codename for Re:Verse, but who knows. Biohazard: Apocalypse is set for 2023, and is likely the elusive Resident Evil 9 considering the other leaked titles. Resident Evil: HUNK is set for the end of 2024, but is likely just a concept title. Keep your hopes exceedingly low for this project, as we have had a number of HUNK projects in the past (Resident Evil 3, cut Outbreak scenarios, Revelations, Not A Hero, etc.) and none of them saw the light of day. And finally, for any newfags >How do I get into this series Greentext for essential, pinktext for optional, optimal versions listed >Resident Evil (1996) Either Director's Cut on PS5 or emulation, or the REbirth Patched version on PC, play both Chris and Jill >Resident Evil 2 (1998) REbirth Patched on PC, play both sets of scenarios >Resident Evil 3 (1999) REbirth Patched on PC <Resident Evil: Survivor PSX emulation, the Taiwanese PC port is broken >CODE:Veronica PS3/360 HD version or Dreamcast emulation <Biohazard: 4D Executer <Survivor 2: CODE:Veronica PS2 emulation <Resident Evil Gaiden GBC Emulation, non-canon >Resident Evil (2002) GCN or most recent release >Resident Evil Zero HD version <Resident Evil: Dead Aim PS2 emulation <Resident Evil Outbreak: File #1 and #2 PS2 emulation, has online via PC >Resident Evil 4 GCN or PC version with the HD texture patch >The Umbrella Chronicles Wii or PS3 HD version <Resident Evil Degeneration Film >Resident Evil 5 Most recent release <The Darkside Chronicles Wii or PS3 HD version >Resident Evil Revelations Most recent release <Operation Raccoon City PS3 or 360 (PC version is broken due to GFWL), non-canon >Resident Evil 6 Most recent release <Resident Evil: Damnation Film >Resident Evil Revelations 2 Most recent release <Umbrella Corps PC, online is dead >Resident Evil VII Gold Edition release, if on a lower end PC make sure to downgrade to one of the betas <Resident Evil Vendetta Film >Resident Evil 2 (2019) Most recent release, if on a lower end PC make sure to downgrade to one of the betas >Resident Evil 3 (2020) See above >Resident Evil: Village Gold Edition when it launches <Infinite Darkness Netflix ONA >REbirth Patches >Required versions for the patches >Resident Evil 4 HD patch >Translations of side material (All "Reports", Drama Albums, retranslations of files, etc.) And finally, CODE:Veronica is the best game in the series, get fucked remakefags the original is already perfect.

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Team fortress 2

You think there is any hope /v/? the bots have been a problem for 2 years now and the community has resorted to spamming twitter to try and get a response out of valve. They're not even asking for an update anymore they just want a response.

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Soul Hackers 2 - Cyberpunk Boogaloo

Atlus has put a countdown on the Soul Hackers site They've also put a bunch of cryptic videos on YouTube pooling people for their opinions on SMT stuff (Law vs. Chaos) random stuff and the modern internet which occasionally show static images of... something. The only one that's of particular interest (and all that clear) are these two, which looks like a gameplay screenshot (which shows a PS controller button prompt) and a world shot. >PS exclusive or multiplat using PS version for best graphics in previews >will it maintain the 90s future the remake did absolutely nothing to change (they still said it was in the Heisei era!) or adopt a more modern view of the future >will it use the classic SMT combat or something else (since Raidou is half the Devil Summoner sub-series) >will it have a cute FeMC option >how will it be sucked

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Mario Kart 9 speculation thread

ITT: post speculation and ideas about Mario Kart 9 Here are mine -Mario Kart 9 will be a launch title for nintendos next console. -It will be released in 2024 or 2025, after all the dlc tracks for 8 deluxe are released. -Since it can't compete with the number of tracks in 8 deluxe it won't even try and will focus on a gimmick. -This gimmick will relate to the gimmick of the next console, maybe vr. -New single player mode with a hub and missions similar to diddy kong racing. -Bikes are gone. so is zero g. Gliders might stay. -Nintendo kart concept will not happen because it doesn't appeal to the super casual audience -Small initial roster with extra characters being sold as dlc or released to promote new games -New battle royal mode added, similar to classic balloon battle but with more players

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The Wayward Realms

What do you anons think of this? The skinny is old Daggerfall devs are getting together to make an RPG, leaning into the fantasy sim aspect of the original Elder Scrolls games more than the theme park design. There was some drama with a YouTuber who was on the team and claimed they were making no progress but that was awhile ago and they've been doing more regular updates since then. Rough outline of the game >set in a massive group of 100+ islands known simply as the Archipelago >diverse range of environments >dynamic politics and dynasty system >will use a procedural generation system similar to Daggerfall to generate the world, lore will be handwritten >will probably use a lot of prefab assets because the scale is too large for a small studio to do that much art creation >the whole game is planned to be a giant immersive sim with "reactive" gameplay Basically they want to make Mountain Blade Elder Scrolls. An article talking about more of their ideas - They're saying the right things but I've seen this exact story play out before, veteran devs get together to one up the modern industry only to lead a project that goes nowhere. I'd love to be proven wrong, it does seem like they're taking this more seriously than they were a few years ago. If you were going to do crazy in-depth shit with AI generation, Julian Le Fay is the guy to do it.

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Spongebob Thread: El Señor Krabeaner Edition

New 15 mins of Cosmic Shake gameplay releaved! I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready! They used the Bikini Bottom Remake engine! I'm so glad it's a new platformer, I don't even care they're re-using assets, this shit looks tight as a toddler, yo! Can't wait to play it. Spongebob says "Jewcy" a lot in this game, I think it's a reference to mark manns behind, pretty cool obscure reference not gonna lie.

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Kikey Cashgrabs // Meme Games

This is about games created not out of passion, but out of a desire to extract profit. Think of it as a callout thread, of what's holding vidya back. Properties that don't deserve to be taken seriously, or with any consideration. Huggy Wuggy A.K.A 'Kikey Wikey' is a "game" that was created solely to ride off of the FNAF wave, but carries no solid elements to give any of their games any real distinction to separate it from glorified shovelware attempting to ape FNAF, relying on streamers to advertise this game to people, through barebones gameplay that sells you the idea of the franchise, and not the actual game with its "chapter" business model, looking to increase its shilling prower through that early access bullshit, I'm betting these people put more in marketing that game development costs. It's a social parasite kind of game, that doesn't have anything in terms of experience, but rather its marketing. It gets pretty fucking sleazy with how they try and artifically milk lorefagging for profit, apparently selling "totally secret" walls of text and a few pictures as NFT's out of all things. It's essentially creatively bankrupt corporate money grubbing through and through.

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Does anyone still plays dota2/LoL? Or is it just chinese and russians left? Since the hype for moba/assfaggots ended and every company stopped jumping in with their own "totally gonna change the game" game, the general perception of these games has been they're just for sweaty tryhards and wannabe esports fags. Casual players are still there, but they still have 100s of hours on them. Influx of new players has trickled down, overhyped updates are almost gone, devs themselves are just maintaining them. And most importantly fanarts and porn have crawled to a halt, League has fared a bit better with sexy art still being pumped out

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SAGE 2022 Anybody checking out the games? There's a few on here that look genuinely cool. These are the ones I'm really interested in but there's a shitload on there that might be worth checking out.

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Amnesia + penunbra thread

I've never played amnesia, but I've played a bit. What were your experiences with these two series? Have you played any custom stories? Have you played any house of creep? What's your favourite game of all of these?

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Destroy All Humans 2 Confirmed CENSORED!

>Destroy All Humans 2! Reprobed, the remaster of the original that many have been blindly praising for its sex appeal, has completely removed a mission from the original game, likely due to the potential “offense” it could cause amongst the overly sensitive masses of the modern day. >The mission from the PS4 version of the game, “Take It Like a Man”, which involves a man secretly wanting to transition and become a woman, making it rather obvious why the mission had to be censored: >The mission, where the objective is to ruin the lives of humans, has a man secretly wanting to become a woman but is concerned for his wife, and the player intervenes by taking over the man’s body, calling his wife, and telling her that he’s already transitioning to become a woman. >The mission ends with the man successfully transitioning, but learning his wife has left him. <Apparently the remake of Destroy All Humans! 1 was also censored in some ways Looks like THQ Nordic isn't quite as pure as that AMA would have led one to believe.

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Age of Empires 2

So i have played every age of empires game except for 2. Recently ive been itching to finally play it. But im hearing rumors that the new definitive edition has been censored somehow, removing campaigns and removing dacaying corpses!(the sacrilege, my favourite mechanic), cant find a decent discussion on the internet, everything is swarming with bots and marketers, oh yes goy the definitive edition is the best version, buy it now,buy,buy. So whats the actual verdict, is the game pozzed, should i play the hd version instead?

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General RTS Thread

General thread for Real Time Strategy games, or similar games but still in the tactics genre Only recent news is an update for Dawn of War Soulstorm's Unification mod. Upcoming games of note are Company of Heroes 3 in November and Manor Lords by some fresh blood in the industry.

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Fakémon - Moe Edition

> > Close your eyes, get a type combination, get an animal, and try to think up a Pokemon design using them. Then use paint, photoshop, crayons and a kids menu, whatever, and draw it! Can you come up with something better than Gamefreak's latest batch of cheap funko-pops starters? I bet you can! And if you can't who cares, just draw something fun. Here's a simple color palette for types too in case you need it.

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RimWorld and Dwarf Fortress

Been playing the fuck out of RimWorld the last week for the first time. Pretty addicting so far even if I suck at it, and I wanted to see what mods people were using or even just what gameplay style you had going for ideas of things to try out. I have some collection of Vanilla Expanded mods and a medieval mod, but I'm curious what shit other anons suggest running. Please post pics of your colonies too, as I want to see how badly my own stack up. Also I've been wanting to get into Dwarf Fortress, but I have yet to dive into that because a friend of mine warned me that it was really tough to get into. Any advice for a first time player? I've recently been watching a bunch of videos on it and it doesn't seem as bad as my friend made it out to be, but maybe I'm missing something.

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Your Boss Music

You've suddenly become a vidya character! You're a boss now, you're going to fight the MC but you need some cool tunes to back up your aesthetic, what are you choosing? Post something that you feel is true to yourself and your nature. Describe it if you wish. Easy Mode: Final Boss Music Hard Mode: No Final Fagtasy. Wahoo must die mode: No Nintendo You may or may not follow these rules if you so wish!

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Idea's you'd like to see more in games.

What ideas do you guys wish were further implemented or more widespread in video games, what genre, and any further details you'd like to add on to it? >Turn Based RPGs. I'd like to see enemies get that stronger the less monsters appear in games such as having a Larger HP Pool and Higher stats if there's only one or two of them that appear to act like mini bosses to an extent. One shotting trash mobs every now and then does get boring no matter how strong you get. Second I'd like to see summons that are extra party members that you can have out one at a time Like in Demon Gaze and Final Fantasy X as opposed to just being glorified cutscene based attacks. I don't mind if it's for a short time or limited.

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Mega Man Battle Network

Ignorance thread, potentially a thread of discovery. I know nothing about Rokman EXE and I don't even know what a Battle Network is. I used to consider myself a huge Rockman fan, but I only played the mainline games and some of the X titles, and even those I played up until certain point. I didn't give Zero a chance until recently, because it didn't feel right to me, and when I played it, Iloved it. So I'm thinking, should I give Battle Network a chance, even though it's so different and also old? My foolish prejudice kept me from enjoying Zero, so maybe I'm being foolish now with Battle Network? What shoulkd I expect from the games? What mindset should I go in with?

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PC Hardware Thread

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Localization and censorship thread

Gather here all you got on these niggers we need a permanent thread documenting the toll that liberal faggots place on freedom of information additionally providing info on games in question. >Pic 1: Prudish mutt couldn't handle a simple instance of innocent skinship and suggestive undertones towards a little girl, american popular media nowadays openly and shamelessly teaches kids faggotry, transvestism, promiscuity, infidelity, atheism and God knows what the fuck else, but something like that is of course a no-no, same-old, same-old, as far as I know there's no content differentiation between western and jp versions of the game, so just switching the language to Japanese should fix everything. >Second screenshot is Zanki Zero: Last Beginning, some kind of Dungeon Crawler from Spike Chunsoft, absolute pieces of shit cut every instance of loli lewdity from it, it released on PS4, Vita and Steam and so far unabridged versions available only on Japanese console versions of the game, yes, they made it impossible to play this game anywhere overseas, all you can do is import psychical copy over from Japan (goes without saying, finding a pirated copy of jp rom for those would be nigh impossible, so hopefully someone contributes), why the fuck Chunsoft allows their games to be renditioned by those fuckwads is beyond my understanding >What follows next are quotations and ramblings of those very fuckwads, only in modern western world there's such a case of lecherous incompetent opinionated cunts being given jobs and responsibility to the work they prove to be nothing but detrimental. There are many games affected negatively by them that warrant many layers of discussions for now I'll handpick a few from the top of my head: >Fire Emblem Fates' western release as you all know was brutishly butchered (so were many other games from that time i don't remember what exact agency is to be held accountable) , it was not only severely censored with removal of vital features, but translators couldn't have made it more apparent how little fucks they gave about any semblance of "quality control" and as a result we received a very half assed product with asinine script and made up (or sometimes absent) dialogue in many places Three Houses didn't suffer any game content change, but the end localized script is nothing short of infuriating with how many fucking intentional mistranslations those assholes made, it seems as thought every line that didn't fit their personalized political agenda had needed to go, it's fucking astonishing how nintendo doesn't give a shit about all this. Aside from that the game also didn't have the best or the most accurate of localizing quality, you can check up in-deapth on instances of such in this forum:, script comparison postings of Three Houses and many other butchered games as well as Japanese media in general are very big there. >Persona I can't say much about preceding games, but Persona 5 famously received an extremely shit translation with no professionality to speak of, so much that it warranted an entire website created complaining on it: Persona 5 Royal suffered many changes in that already shit script, again, to conform to liberal americunt standarts. Similar things can be said about virtually any west-imported Japanese game and game franchises of the last decade and a half , we all remember what treatment Kiseki series had, the nightmares they had wrought out of many Wii-U games, etc etc, , what we undoubtedly can deduce from this is that they are not about to back down, the liberal cancer that is controlling information loves and will continue to do so, what we have, I'd say, is absolutely zero excuse not to learn Japanese every moment of the day, but of course that wouldn't cover everything, there will be cases similar to zanki zero's, there will be cases of censorship being even on Japanese versions of games, what I want is to bring light upon those crimes, every one of them should be well known.

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Mount and Blade thread

Decided to give Bannerlord a try since it's finally coming out of Early access this October and has been sitting on my my Steam library since launch. >Start the game >Don't leave my room for the next 5 days >Sometimes just go walk around a town soaking in the atmosphere >Sometimes don't even participate in a siege and just walk around the battle appreciate the scale >Those fucking Roman aesthetics >All those QoL improvements >That command interface >Those menus >That fucking music Welp, that's game of the decade for me, the turkroaches did it when every dev is just out there making absolute mediocrity. Post your own Mount and Blade experiences

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Does anyone still play TCG?

No resource system, you pick your opening hand? its unheard of. I want to find funding for this young developer, his mind is pretty incredible when he lets you inside of it. here is a video of some game play, if you have any clever ways to crowdfund, or fund period i would love to see him have his gaming company. Thank you to anyone that may find this. please support him.

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Good Sound Design, Dogshit Game: DK64 Edition

Whenever I used to play DK64, I would fucking hate the bullshit overworld puzzles, minigames, redundant character switching and arbitrary power up system (Super Simian Slam) and obscene amount of collectibles, it's a game that is for all intents and purposes woefully dated, It's a game I hold close to my heart, I decided to play the swap romhack, and I still found it pretty annoying but not as much as before, I use a display tablet so I don't get sound so most of my game felt bland, but then I bought some speakers for it and it felt like I could '''feel'" the experience I had when first playing it. There was so much depth to the sound that I never imagined it would completely change my experience when playing it. There was suddenly a new layer unearthed, and I could once again tolerate this game. It's like getting the sugar back in the cereal, good stuff, dat soundtrack man, dat sound design, dem sound effects, dat ambience. It all came together wonderfully, like a neatly tied ribbon that enhanced my overall experience. I want to know if any of your dongs have expanded from a similar vidya experience, I'd love to hear about it.

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Gamescom thread

FUTURE GAMES SHOW IS LIVE 24-28th of August A shortlist of those showing up >Xbox >Ubisoft >SEGA >Take-Two (Rockstar, 2K) >Warner Bros Games >Bandai Namco >3D Realms There are more but I can't find a quick, definitive list. Mods, feel free to edit my post with more information Devcom list A more expansive list of the expo can be found here

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Puzzle Bobble / パズルボブル / Bust-a-Move Clones

Official, pirated, variants, bootlegs, let's talk about the versions of this game that ain't the actual original game. Some are gimmicky, and that makes them extra special.

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DrawThread - Armored Cat edition

Archive of last thread: Thread making resources + the OP can be found here:!Suhz0D5Y!BSrBrV1kxK9B5G1SSiJmwQ Relevant Boards >>>/loomis/ >>> - Drawing Improvement Club Books and Tutorials If you're starting out, just have as much fun as possible and give it your best shot. Don't worry too much about these as they're info overload for absolute beginners. Sometimes they get nuked but >we try to keep them updated. Helpful Resources Interested in learning how to draw? Check this shit out. Learn fundamentals with exercises: 8Chan Art Wiki: Online poses with timer: /loomis/ resource hub: HOW TO DRAW - an /ic/ guide: Great resources by /co/ veteran: Real life reference of normal people: Animu key frames: Drawfag resources: 4/ic/ Resources: /ic/ itself: Filled with namefag, cancer and horny art but its where all drawfagging began. Explore around, you can still find diamond in that septic tank. /ic/ Beginner Guide: Drawfag resources: Helpful Video Resources, mostly YouTube ProkoTV: Good for basic anatomy needs Sycra Yasin: General in-depth talk about ways to improve and being an artist CG Cookie / ConceptCookie: Advanced techniques and many livestreams (on Wednesdays) and tutorials FZDSCHOOL: Founder of FZD School (in Singapore) Feng Zhu showcases his workflows by re-working art from his students Scott Robertson: Advanced lessons on drawing fundamentals and concept artwork Ctrl+Paint: Free lessons on basics and fundamentals of drawing and painting Draw Mix Paint: Free lessons in traditional painting Level Up Sessions: Livestreams and talks with professional artists Booru and Delivery Archive (Superior new booru) (Retired booru because the owner is fucking dead) Tips for a healthier Drawthread >Spot out any autistic shitter and repeat offenders You know who they are unless you're new, in which case lurk moar. >Anyone can participate, even if you're dog shit. The livelier it is, the better, but don't go begging for (you)s or pity. This is not deviantArt. >If you do draw, draw to the best of your ability! If you're not giving it your all people will notice. >Any drawfags with works in progress, please post any updates so that the requester and everyone else knows that people are still working hard! >If for any reason a request is scrapped, upload what you have and say it's at its most complete state. Maybe ask if someone wants to take over and finish it for you. >Comment. Every artist loves a compliment, it validates their hard work. Don't be afraid of dishing out them (you)s as long as you feel they deserve them. LASTLY, PLEASE READ THIS These threads are not meant to be spammed every day like a fucking general. This isn't an art board. Give the Drawfags their time to do their thing and leave the thread-making to them. Anyone attempting to make this thread in a newfag/cuckchan/low effort manner will be met with disdain and mockery. And finally, have fun

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A new Nintendo Direct drops on August 25th, focusing on Splatoon 3 and Harvestella. Starts in 40 hours.

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TOURNAMENT STARTS AT AUG 27TH, 8PM UTC BRACKETS LINK: SIGN UP FOR THE TOURNEY HERE: STREAM LINK (when the tourney starts): For those that do not want to register manually, post the name that you are signing up with here. It will be added to the brackets. Hisoutensoku is an expansion to Touhou 10.5 SWR and is a multiplayer fighting game made by Tasofro with ZUN's approval. It's easy to learn, hard to master battle system makes for fun and fast paced matches with counterhits often launching girls across the screen. Very fast when played right. As a P2P game, game hosts must forward ports in order to play it or use specific workarounds. DOWNLOAD LINKS: Full installation: This repack contains pre-configured soku alongside quality-of-life mods like automatically enabling rollback (sokuroll), autopunch, netplay lobby and being able to change contents of your deck in the character selection menu during netplay. Simply extract and play. More info here >>5125 MIRRORS (links from the old thread): Full installation:!ashhnZza!cWdD2mqnQSfpzow5h_LDABQzHOnAiHDL62ceAOF6z9k Mirror: Modpack: For those that can't download from the main mega link for some reason. Get soku, then extract contents of swrs toys (modpack archive) directly into the same folder. To host, a hosting player forwards a port (detailed instructions are available on the internet) and provides IP with a port in an IP:Port format, launches the game and uses the Vs Network menu to start the server. Client connects to provided IP and port and plays game. For hosts, please be sure to check the options menu to set a port and disable the "post to bot" checkmark if you don't want random people from the lobby to join instead of people in the thread. If no one's joining in the thread, playing people from the lobby can be a good idea to practice! Should a port be unable to be forwarded, workarounds exist - Autopunch is installed in a modpack and is used automatically in case of un-forwarded ports. Keep in mind that it can fail on some routers and workplace connections and that ping will likely be less desirable, so please forward your ports. Wiki: This is a central thread for posting information about the game and hosting games. Players are encouraged to get in as much practice as they can before the event - by hosting games or joining them. As always, feel free to ask questions about the game.

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Elderly People and Videogames What's the oldest person you know that actually plays videogames? I've not known anyone who plays videogames past 50, so it's always a joy to see folk in their later years still engaging with vidya games. Back during 8kunts days, I was hoping the Q boomers would come and talk about vidya with us, which would be pretty cool to increase the variety of people discussing videogames, guess it was never really meant to be.

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PlayStation 5 to get price hike

Remember when consoles got cheaper as they got older? Well, about that... >The global economic environment is a challenge that many of you around the world are no doubt experiencing. We’re seeing high global inflation rates, as well as adverse currency trends, impacting consumers and creating pressure on many industries. Based on these challenging economic conditions, SIE has made the difficult decision to increase the recommended retail price (RRP) of PlayStation 5 in select markets across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America (LATAM), as well as Canada. There will be no price increase in the United States.

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Denuvo launches first Switch emulator protection >Denuvo by Irdeto, known for its anti-tampering and digital rights management protection on PC, has now announced that it is introducing “a revolutionary technology to protect games launching on Nintendo Switch from piracy.” >Today’s announcement notes that any Switch title can be emulated from day one and played on PC, “bypassing the strong protections offered on the PC version.” But with the Nintendo Switch Emulator Protection, it’s claimed that “anyone wishing to play the game has to buy a legitimate copy.” >Irdeto said of its solution: “As with all other Denuvo solutions, the technology integrates seamlessly into the build toolchain with no impact on the gaming experience. It then allows for the insertion of checks into the code, which blocks gameplay on emulators.” >“We at Denuvo understand that piracy negatively affects the gaming industry and are working with the industry parties to ensure they have the latest protection technologies available for them,” said Reinhard Blaukovitsch, managing director at Denuvo by Irdeto. “Our team is excited to provide a solution that helps the developers and publishers to help fight the issue of Nintendo Switch piracy.” >According to today’s press release, Irdeto’s research done in collaboration with Omdia found that 84 percent of game developers are continuously concerned about tampering and piracy. The same report says 93 percent of those using anti-cheat and anti-tamper solutions are satisfied with the protection and value brought by game protection technologies. >the technology integrates seamlessly into the build toolchain with no impact on the gaming experience THEY'RE STILL FUCKING LYING ABOUT THIS SHIT

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Wallpapers and Artwork

Share your daily wallpapers, Vidya artworks and OC if good. Stray has some good art since it's a walking cat simulator

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Call of Duty Thread

What mods are you playing? What skins are you using? Do you want to play with anyone?

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The biggest disconnect between soundtrack and gameplay?

The ass-kicking macho man saves the world from an alien invasion all alone. All while being supported by a soundtrack that would fit a game like Thief or Silent Hill more. Literally not a single energetic track, aside from the menu theme. I've never seen a disconnect like this in any other game. It's like the composers didn't talk to the other team members at all.

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Gravity Rush movie in the works

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Dead Island 2 finally to be released Feburary 3rd 2023, almost 10 years after it was announced The release date comes from an Amazon listing, which lines up with what Embracer said about releasing an open world zombie game in 2023. >Nine years after its initial reveal, Dead Island 2 will release on February 3, according to a listing for the PS4 version on Amazon. That's naturally subject to change and could just be placeholder—this being Dead Island 2, I wouldn't be surprised—but it does line up with recent hints by Embracer Group's CEO that the open world zombie game will be released in the company's 2023 fiscal year. >The Amazon listing (opens in new tab) reiterates some of the points we've known about the game during its long stint in development hell. It's set in a version of Los Angeles "stained with horror", which means you'll get to bludgeon zombies in "the verdant suburbia of Beverly Hills" and "the quirky promenade of Venice Beach". Combat is "visceral and gory", naturally, and there will be "dozens" of different kinds of zombie to eviscerate, all with an LA theme, of course. >The listing is for the Day One edition, which comes with a bunch of cosmetics, a baseball bat (an in-game one, for violencing undead) and a weapon perk. Here are the screenshots attached to the listing What do you think the holdup was? The game probably went into development after Dead Island in 2011, so that means it was in production for probably 11 years.

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Secondary Vidya Content Dump

Comics, Movies, Documentaries, Interviews, Behind the Scenes, Cutting Room Floor, Copyright Troubles, References, Making of, etc. Post it here, I want to see it. At the moment I'm watching a video about ken penders and how he's stuck in career limbo because nobody wants to work with him, nobody wants to hire him, he's essentially become blacklisted from everything and is now a good for nothing Another video I watched was about Mrs. Pac-man and how Bandai Namco isn't allowed to use her because they refused to pay for royalties for some devs 40 years ago, so now she's owned by some shitty company that makes gaming bootlegs.

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Thread about hack roms pokemon

thread about hack roms pokemon, discussion, recommendations, etc

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Garbage ideas that developers insist on

Share your most hated game design conventions, here are a few ones that piss me off: 1. Skill unlock systems for basic shit. The only excusable use of a skill unlock system is if the game is so complex it's too overwhelming to start playing with everything unlocked from the beginning, and even then there should always be an option to skip all the unlocking and get to the meat of it immediately for people who have already played the game before. I have yet to see even a single skill unlock system in an action game that meets this requirement, actually, the only time I've ever seen a gameplay unlock system that actually helps learn the game was in Kerbal Space Program. I highly doubt that ANY action game is complex enough to justify having a skill unlock system. 2. Walking and talking sequences. The cancer of the unskippable cutscene evolved into the cancer of the quicktime event, and now it has reached its ultimate, most cancerous form in the walky talky sequence. What in the flying fuck purpose do these trash sequences serve? Desert Bus is a game designed to be torture as a joke because it forces you to do nothing and always be paying attention to the nothing you're doing by slowly steering your bus to the side and forcing you to constantly correct the heading. That's exactly what these walky talky sequences do, not only can you not skip them, you can't even tune out because the game is constantly demanding that you move the analog stick to prove you're participating in the torture. This shit makes games pretty much unreplayable and it's every-fucking-where. 3. FPS red goo vision. One day CoD had the brilliant idea to plaster your screen with red shit at the precise moment when you most need to see clearly, and then every retard chasing CoD's success ended up copying this awful idea. A damage indicator should never get in the way of actually seeing what the fuck you're doing. To make things worse, red goo vision doesn't even show directional damage in most games that use it. 4. Wallhack vision. Why bother with sensical world design and patrol routes, balancing stealth mechanics or doing sound design when you can just give the player a fucking wallhack and call it a day? I blame this shit squarely on Arkham Asylum and it's the biggest cop out that has infected more than just stealth games ever since. 5. Maps. Just like wallhack vision is a cop out to get out of designing stealth games, maps are a cop out to get out of designing explorable worlds. I think a lot of anons would agree that minimaps full of quest markers are cancerous, but my more radical take is that something as basic as a world map is already revealing the size of the world. When I start a game about exploration, I want to have no idea of how big the world is, I don't want to see the edges of the game world and I want the game to fool me into feeling like the world could go on forever. Opening a world map instantly destroys this.

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The Game Awards announces 2022 date - December 8th

A bit early for this thread I know Are you ready for Dorito Pope's 3 hour advertising and music hall festival?

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Japan/Asia releases with English support

I remember reading somewhere that the Western release of the new Pocky & Rocky game was censored or something, I didn't bother to look further into it and simply downloaded the Japan/Asia version which to my surprise has a full English localization. Back when I used to own a PS3, I was all over the small yet interesting handful of Asia released games that featured English such as Aquanaut's Holiday (Reboot) which had Eng subtitles only on its Asian release, this is quite a rare game by Artdink (redundant) that never saw a Western release. So yeah, any recommendations? It can be any console.

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/v/ makes a chart: Recommending western games the Nips should play PART 三

Calling all anons! Let's make a chart together of your good western games the japanese audience should play! >why? There's an increasing effort to get the Japanese to play Western developed games. And, rather than let companies decide which games should introduce those players to media, we can develop a chart consisting of the "better" games that the West has released over the past 20-30 years, with five of the "best" or "most recommended" titles released every year. >ok I'm in, what are the rules? - The first version of release counts as the game's original release year, unless you're referring to a specific version of the game. - It is a good idea to prioritize games which either already have a Japanese translation or received a Japanese fan translation. - Each year must have 5 games total. - For variety's sake, try to keep it to one title per platform every year. - Only add games that you have personally played to this list. - The years will span from 1992-2021 Discuss with other anons what games you think should/should not be contenders as the games of the year! Archive of previous thread:

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Games you think would do well, that you probably wouldnt like.

Like the title says, do you have any game ideas that you think would do well, that you also probably wouldn't be interested in playing. I had this idea of an etrian oddessy style dungeon crawler, but its in the backrooms, I guess it could also be old school smt as well. The main thing just being that the backrooms are mostly just empty rooms and hallways that all look the same from floor to floor, so I feel like you'd be able to make a game out of that pretty quickly. Plus that theme is really popular with the kiddos nowadays, I feel like it'd be free money.

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Mosaic: Vice City Edition

IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER MOSAIC! You know the drill, pick a square, announce it ITT, draw over it or do whatever you can to make it 'yours', then post it here. When all is done, I'll put it all together and we can enjoy the fruits of our labor! Will post the squares after this post.

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In-game content exclusive to certain platforms.

A couple of years ago i found out that the console versions of F.E.A.R. actually has exclusive weapons. The ps3 got an automatic shotgun and the xbox 360 got a machine pistol you can dual wield. I am kinda annoyed at this. having exclusive weapons for the console versions would be one thing but both consoles having their own unique weapons means I would need to buy 2 copies of the game to play with all the weapons. not to mention both versions also have their own missions exclusive to their versions. I kinda wish if there is ever such a thing as a F.E.A.R. remaster that they would add both weapons and missions to the PC version. its such a bizarre situation for the devs to put themselves in though. I am sure there are more situations like this but usually it's games being ported to newer hardware being given more stuff. Do you have any more examples of this shit? should I buy the console versions of F.E.A.R. and play through them both to see which game got the better weapon? why would they do something like this in the first place?

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Wanted:Dead delayed to February 14, 2023

Wanted:Dead also known as "Devil's Third the Second" was delayed for a few months, mainly I assume to actually promote the game and show that it's basically "Devil's Third but good". Honestly I'm cautiously optimistic for this game, especially hearing about how Devil's Third had a good multiplayer mode that we'll never experience since NoA is fucking retarded. They also announced a new trailer with more gameplay and dates for the game to be demo'd for the public, hopefully we'll get more insight soon to see if this game is actually good, from the gameplay it looks to be Ninja Gaiden but with guns, which is perfectly fine.

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Masculine protags and the MALE POWER FANTASY

Yeah bitch you read the subject. Lets talk about manly, heroic, reliable male characters who get put through the ringer and no matter how bad shit gets they pull through in the end with integrity, dedication and style. Which ones fulfill your power fantasy the most? Which ones do you think are the coolest, or most masculine? Which ones are the ones who inspire you the most, perhaps even changed you life for the better? Which ones are the ones who been through so much SHIT that you would never want to be in their shoes? Discuss.

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Days Gone, Jak & Daxter, Ghost of Tsushima and Gran Turismo are all getting movies

Some of these were announced awhile ago but got no coverage, but Days Gone is a new one. Considering how the Uncharted and Ratchet & Clank movies were, I'm not expecting any of these to be good either. The Jak & Daxter movie is being directed by the same person was the Uncharted movie, which got an incredible 39% on RT. Sony want Gran Turismo to be directed by Neill Blomkamp of all people, most famous for District 9 and Elysium. He doesn't direct movies much anymore and mainly makes short films like he did as a student. I can imagine a reason they want him, he's brilliant at SFX and CGI as that was his background before his stint as a director. A racing movie probably needs somebody of that background to have even slight chance of being watchable. I couldn't find much else about the others. Sony also has a few TV show adaptations in the works, like Horizon: Zero Dawn, God of War, The Last of Us and Twisted Metal. All four shows on four different streaming platforms oddly enough, Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO and Peacock respectively. Did gaming execs learn anything from the 90s? There may be some animus out there I'm unfamiliar with but I don't think I've seen a single good vidya adaptation that wasn't a book or graphic novel.

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Deus Ex

Despite this game being released in 2000, it feels like it was made a few months ago.

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Modding General

>We've reached a point where Total Conversions on decade old engines are now better than the average AAA release The absolute state of this hobby Talk about your favorite mods and moddable games.

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Metroid Dread

More concretely, Metroid Dread isn't very good, and I need to vent out my thoughts on it. Mainly because everything I've read about it is praising the game as it being amazing. And sure enough, it has some strong points, the visual aspect being the undisputed best the game has to offer, specially the way Samus moves and is overall portrayed. That, I liked. But even at the strongest point, there is something that was still bad to me, and was the backgrounds, while portraying some impressive imagery of natural caves and artificial constructions, somehow manage to be very samey, blending together and making the corridors sort of indistinct one from the other, making me check the map because I wasn't properly registering the path I was taking. Another strong aspect I'd like to point out was the animations of pretty much everything and everyone, and the successful parries to bosses attacks and the subsequent bonus cinematic you can use to put the hurt on them looked pretty intense. So that was good too. Now, to the not as good. Samus plays very smoothly, and her responsiveness is tight and overall feels good to play as her. However, there are a few things that bothered me. One was the unique movespeed for Samus unless cloaked with the invisibility item. Breaks inmersion for me, tilting the joystick just a little bit and having a full sprint as a response. Granted that's minor and I as I got more powerful, the need to move slowly while entering new areas disappears, so whatever. But I'd like to point out, pressing down to build speed boost felt bad most of the time (although the newly implemented wall jumping while boosting, while very sparsely used for some item containers, was pretty cool to see, not so much to pull off, but it was neat), and having to weirdly use three buttons to swing around with the grappling beam, also felt really awkward. And why wouldn't you give me the option to make Missiles a toggle if I'd like to? Or the option to re-map the buttons entirely too. But whatever again. Not a deal breaker. Now the the outright bad. The lack of memorable themes or tunes is criminal. And I don't mean it like a nostlagiafag that needs the classic music themes slapped with a new coat of paint. New compositions all the way is good for me, but I can't remember a single BGM from this game, it's all approached as a background noise without melody. And while it sort of does it's job on a first impression, makes it feel so liveless, so unappealing, that I feel that's one of the main reasons the atmosphere of the game isn't as good as it could potentially be. On the plus side, most of the SFX are fine. I feel some of them lack some punch. Specially the Screw Attack not making the enemy go BANG on touch. They are killed in one hit, some of them in two, but they just kinda melt away because by that point everthing is X infected, and while the melting away in some black ooze works for beams or missiles, for the Screw Attack felt unimpressive The game cltuches too much on repeated boss fights and backtracking, sometimes to an absurd degree. And doesn't help that travelling between map zones takes a good half a minute of having a loading screen with Samus just standing there. If at least I could push buttons to have Samus check on her cannon or on herself or some kind of eye candy to break the monotony of waiting for 30 seconds for the elevator to arrive at destination, that would be somewhat solved too. Story was retarded. Full stop. It creates a lot of continuity problems from Fusion to Dread, and it seems like a huge wasted oportunity to have for the first time alive Chozo to interact to, only to create some kind of conflict between Chozo subspecies or some kind of civil war between brainy Chozo and muscly Chozo? Aren't they supposed to be the most advanced civilization in the cosmos? Is the main bad guy so determined to bring order to the galaxy that he will kill everyone that doesn't line up, or straightly murder welcoming brethren because he's eeeeevil? Why would the soldiers follow his orders when all we've seen of him is killing fellow Chozo? This is just sloppy writing used as ane excuse to move the plot forward, like having the Federation go "Samus dindu nuffin" and having to hire her again to check out the apparently survival of the X parasite on this new Chozo planet. The EMMIs being also hacked to hunt down Samus felt fucking stupid. Hell, the whole EMMI things fucking stupid. Knowing that they are limited to a part of the map kills any tension the game could have. Fusion made it right 20 years ago with SA-X. It could appear anywhere in the map. She was roaming the whole station, and you never knew where she could pop out from. That was scary. This time, with the EMMIs being literally untouchable or you get killed in a very anticlimatic way (should be a +16 game, not a +12, the game pulls some body horror stuff at some point that could be great if expanded upon, but whatever) and they made me feel annoyance, not dread. Also the idea of having them linked to some Mother Brain lite made little sense. And once you get the red cannon from the defeated mini mother brains, the EMMIs stop moving to hunt you, and move in a way so you can shoot them down easily. All of them die the same way, with the same exact cutscene too. Not really exciting, doesn't give you a "phew finally" feel. More of a "I'm glad I don't have to outmaneuver you anymore, you beeping fuck". And you do that 6 times. It was bad. The whole game was built around that gimmick and the gimmick sucks. Like the melee counter still feeling tacked on and overpowered, making you one shot anything you parry succesfully. At least now you can do it while jumping and running too. Unique boss fights were entertaining, but most of them felt like another phase was missing. The bosses do heavy damage, but are once you learn their pattern quite easy to defeat. The final boss was at least the best of the bunch, thank god, and was fun to fight him. I'm also a sucker for the "antagonist is your relative and uses the same fighting style with some variations" so that was good. Easy once you learn the pattern as well, but engaging all the way. This kinda takes me back to the "story is fucking bullshit" part (the communication rooms where "Adam" talks to you by just making a recap of what you just did or explaining again the new item you just got was as asinine and uninteresting as they could have, and also kills the isolation aspect) but I'm repeating myself by now. Also, the ending screen is the same always. No matter how fast or what percentage of items you end up having, Samus is always on her suit striking a pose, and then glares to the side after the camera closes up to her visor. You unlock some gallery images, which is fine, but no reward of Samus without the helmet/suit/ is criminal and I feel it's current year bullshit creeping in, but I can't confrim that. That's all I needed to lower the end result from a 6/10 to a 5/10. Can you play the game without problem and it functions like it should? Yes. Can you get some enjoyement out of it? Some, yes. Does it fail what it was set to do? Yes. Falls short in many crucial aspects spectacularly. So that's my hot take. What do you guys think of the game? What are your expectations for Metroidbesides Metroid being able to crawl now at lastas a whole in the future? For me, the highlight was this game invalidates Other M's portrayal of Samus, so there is that at least. Also general Metroid thread.

R: 49 / I: 41 / P: 12

Living in a Videogame World

If you could live in any video game or its world, which would you choose? Would it change anything if you could only be the main character or only an npc/regular person? Would it be at a certain time, before or after a certain event? I always liked Mimiga Village, it's quaint and quiet and cozy and (before the events of Cave Story) seems like a really peaceful little village. Fishing, gardening and cooking all while living in a tiny town like that sounds really nice. For the same reason I might want to live in one of the Animal Crossing or Harvest Moon games, or even a smaller place in a big world like Azeroth from World of Warcraft.

R: 233 / I: 225 / P: 12

Shota Games Thread

Talk and lewd your favorite gaming shotas ITT. Also I happen to have a question, are there any non-H games that cater specifically to a shotacon demographic? Lolifags have stuff like Nobeta and Onirism, but I can't think of anything tantamount to that for this demographic.