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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.

 
 

The new Trine is back to 2D! I'm so hyped!

 
 

Fae Tactics by Endless Fluff Games (Valdis Story devs) appeared on Steam as coming soon. If you like srpgs definitely give it a look. Valdis story was fantastic so I have high hopes for this. https://store.steampowered.com/app/995980/


 
 

Uuhhhhhhhhhh llama tits?


 
 

I've been meaning to make a blog on playing games letterboxed to 21:9 for a while. Finally did it for Apex Legends, but the guide will work for quite a few games if you're interested. I'm playing Mad Max ultrawide right now and it's fantastic.

 
 

I think he meant to say "Plot"


 
 

They just released some new Streets of Rage 4 screenshots on Facebook & IGN, & I caught this in the comments. Thought I'd share since I know some people wanted more characters. Personally, all *I* need is Blaze <3 <3 <3


 
 

Looks like Soma is free on GOG.com today if you don't have it yet. And I think Super Meatboy will be free on Epic Game Store later today.

 
 

Going home for Christmas for a few days...


 
 

PSA! There is a special Twitch Prime (Amazon Prime) game pack from Devolver Digital right now that includes The Messenger, Swords of Ditto, Hotline Miami, & a few other games. Nice Xmas surprise. Links in comments.


 
 

PSA there is another little batch of games up for GOG Connect. If you own any of these on Steam you get a GOG DRM-free copy free. https://www.gog.com/connect


 
 

This talk about Steam/Epic has me wondering how much Nintendo takes from Switch devs. I just saw Battle Princess Madelyn is $25 on Switch - 25% more expensive. I assume the "Switch tax" we pay is also payed by devs to some degree...?

 
 

More Prey DLC announced... that I have 0 interest in. It's one of my favorite games & all I want is more story-driven single player content like the base game. Instead they're delivering all this unrelated garbage nobody asked for. See also: Doom's DLC.

 
 

Hey guys. I'm still alive. Just playing way too much Overwatch instead of anything else lately :/


 
 
 

Was thinking about wall sprays in games & I'm pretty sure they started with the original Half-Life in 1998. They were b&w bitmaps, though people found a way to use color. There were defaults but you could use custom images as well so lots of funny stuff.


 
 

Upgraded from 27" 1080p to 32" 1440p. Honestly not as much of an upgrade as I expected. Feels like it's diminishing returns after 1080p. It's a nice monitor, though, & with the nice stand & thin bezels it feels like I have more space on my desk not less.


 
 

Forza Horizon 4 is great, but the last time I had a game stroke my ego with constant praise this much was Nekopara. It gets kind of eye-rolly after a while.


 
 

More reasons to hate Windows Store - what kind of freaking store doesn't tell you the total (WITH tax) before you click buy? It didn't even show it AFTER, I had to go look up the confirmation email. Also, wtf is with paying tax on digital stuff?!?!


 
 

My PC was definitely due for a cleaning lol. Afterward I popped my old GTX 760 4GB in to see how it's held up. Still runs stuff like FH4 & Gears 4 & Arkham Knight better than the base One/PS4! (But only because it's the 4GB variant vs 2GB.)


 
 

PSA: The Forza Horizon 4 demo is out on PC & Xbox :D :D :D


 
 

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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