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Morning, nerds! Gonna finish Castlevania IV and play some more of The Outer Worlds today. What are you quarantine geek plans for the day?


 
 
 

What the actual fuck? This Facebook post was on the 2nd so I don't think it's an April Fools joke. There's an entire website. What a disgrace to the name Atari.


 
 
 

What "retail" therapy have you guys fallen into during the shutdown? I'm trying real hard not to buy a black "Vader" 2600 like I had as a kid. Got a bunch of free games at Half-Price Books so I'm set there for a bit lol. But that PC/retro backlog... :/


 
 
 

I was today years old the first time I quit a game because the music was so bad I couldn't take it. Seriously my ears are still bleeding. Nice port otherwise but just yikes


 
 
 

Everyone is talking up the Series X & PS5's fast SSDs as virtual memory. While useful, my concern is that it sort of points to Sony/MS feeling the systems' 16GB of DDR6 won't be adequate (hence the virtual memory to compensate). Guess we'll see.

 
 
 

Played through both today! Reminded me why initial reviews of the SNES were kinda mediocre - its slow CPU choked on games like this, the slowdown in G3 is ridiculous. Overall TF3 is the superior game, silky smooth plus one of the best OSTs on the Genesis.


 
 
 

Just before the PS4/One released I bought a GTX 760 with the goal of at least matching the consoles. I have a 1070 now but... I'm considering checking the 760 on modern games. Does it still perform at console levels? Would this be in interesting blog?


 
 
 

Just before Ohio shut down yesterday my parents brought me a bunch of home cooked food... & all my old game consoles & CRT TV <3


 
 
 

I was bored so I memed.


 
 
 

Can someone recommend a good website for tracking your game collection? I'm mostly on PC but it would be nice to have somewhere to keep track of my retro stuff as well. I remember there being some good site like this a while back but I can't remember it.

 
 
 

This industry is the worst.


 
 
 

Kinda depressed but at least I can play Slay the Spire in bed to distract me :/


 
 
 

We need to make "straight edge" gaming a thing - playing with nothing but default skins & never buying microtransactions or lootboxes. In a weird way the strongest personal statement you can make with that stuff is to reject it. Be cool, pick default.

 
 
 

So in that other pic Mimi & I were making a flyer for our club night on the 30th here in Cleveland. She doesn't game much so I haven't been gaming much either lately. But I'm hoping to sneak in some Ion Fury or Blaster Master tonight!


 
 
 

Sorry I haven't been around much lately guys, been a little tied up <3


 
 
 

Tried the Xbox app for PC beta. It's a separate Steam-like client you can use instead of the Windows Store. Very basic so far but it's easier than navigating Windows Store. Bigger pics and info in comments.


 
 
 

Picked up Steamworld Quest and 5 hours in I'm just not feeling it. It's just a little too simplistic. How do you guys feel? I loved the other Steamworld games but this just feels undercooked.

 
 
 

I'm curious if tariffs might affect next-gen consoles. If components are more expensive, rather than raise prices or take a loss Sony/MS might scale down the hardware to keep it cheaper. Though it's hard to say given how far in development the PS5 is.

 
 
 

Just wanted to drop in and STRONGLY recommend Hades. If you're into rogues like Isaac or Dead Cells or Slay the Spire it has a similar addictive quality. And it's gorgeous. Really interesting storytelling, too, where each run you learn a bit more.


 
 
 

Holy crap, I'd never tried to really browse Epic Game Store until this sale. There's like... no way to browse it except to just scroll down. That's it. What a joke. You can't even sort out the sale games from the non-sale games.

 
 
 

When I'm playing games to forget my problems but it's not working


 
 
 

Good neeeeewwwwwwsssss everyone! The confired Steamworld Quest is coming to other plaformers for sures. Now I feel extra extra stupid for being salty about it only being on Switch yesterday...


 
 
 

Was going to pick up Wolfenstein II for $20 then I saw Forager just came out on Steam for the same price. I feel like I'm letting my 1070 down or something lol


 
 
 

I just don't know about Overwatch any more. They've done nothing but phone it in for the last year event-wise & this archives event is also lame. It's hard to get excited about the game when Blizzard cares more about esports than the rest of us players.

 
 
 

Valve is taking action to limit review bombing. It's official: Valve curates game reviews more than they curate actual games.

 
 


About Jinx 01one of us since 4:26 PM on 11.18.2011

I love gaming, and I have followed the industry and its technology since I was a kid in the 80's. I have gamed primarily on PC since 2000, though I still follow console news and hardware as well.

I worked as a mapper and beta tester for the mod Action Half-Life. I also make custom images for Steam's grid view, those are over on my website.
Steam ID:cryotek


 

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