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Made some headway (9 hrs.) into Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It fascinates me as what feels like a tryhard "Switch port" of a PS4 game, except there is no PS4 counterpart. It runs at 720p docked, even in menus. The resolution scaling can kick in hard during battles and cutscenes with tons of effects, turning them into sub-HD mush. Its rendering pipeline is decidedly current-gen, with what looks like physically-based rendering (cel shading aside) and temporal anti-aliasing, so a hypothetical "Switch pro" or a future version of Yuzu emulator running the game at an unlocked resolution could be transformative. Its environments are strikingly detailed. But for now, the game recalls its predecessor, which ran at a paltry 480p on the Wii and proved to be relatively majestic on an emulator @ 1080p.

Content-wise it's more colorful and better-paced. The liberal translation, though, tries to remove every ounce of Japanese-ness... show more
 
Classic #Postmortem: The making of Half-Life 2 // #videogames #HL2
 
To be fair, Need for Speed: Undercover isn't a very good game on its own, but I'm willing to overlook a lot of flaws to be able to drive a pimped Mazda RX-8 through traffic over another fantastic soundtrack: https://open.spotify.com/user/needforspeed/playlist/4EhsPhejrIGJLw63zrNgQX
#videogames #needforspeed
 
I bought Transistor because it was made by Supergiant Games, the creators of Bastion, and I ended up reinstalling Bastion again, because it's so good.
#videogames
 
I've never liked the argument that #videogames were good because they could somehow improve reflexes or anything other skill. I've been playing video games for 28 years now and I'm still panicking in tense situations arising because of tunnel vision.
 
I've rarely seen a game so stingy with achievements like Northgard by Shiro Games: only 10/81 after completing the story mode. Good. Achievements aren't meant to reward players for a playthrough they would have done anyway. See blog.mrpetovan.com/game-design-ti…
#videogames #gamedesign
Game Design Tips #1 : Far goals are appealing
 
Hello, Im #newhere and interested in #motorcycles, #technology, and #videogames. I was incredibly excited about Diaspora when it was first announced but ended up not getting it an honest shot. Looking to see how its evolved since then.
 
Hello! #newhere I'm interested in #anime #videogames #writing #reading #fantasy #scifi #backpacking #camping #cooking #othershitthatIcan'tthinkof

I'm curious about this platform and hope to meet new friends! Would love to talk about anything really (the stuff I listed are just the things I'm actively interested in, but I'm passively interested in just about anything to be honest).
 
#Crunch, work-life balance, and Assassin's Creed Odyssey : A view from the top // #Ubisoft #videogames
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #history, #linux, #programming, and #videogames.
 
#newhere #conspiracy #videogames #radical
BOW BEFORE YOUR REPTILE OVERLOAR-
AHEM WELCOME, COME SLITHER ACROSS THE INTERNET WITH ME.
AS WE UNRAVEL A WEB OF CONSPIRACIES, FRINGE THEORIES AND VIDEO GAMES.
 
I’m just now starting #Witcher3 and it’s amazing. Why did I wait so long to play this game? #videogames #ps4
 

The new Intellivision Amico console aims to revive family videogames


#aims #amico #console #family #intellivision #new #revive #videogames
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere. I’m interested in #cisco, #rocket league, and #videogames. Will play with my profile here n stuff when I get back from work today~
 
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Play 'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' for Free by Beta Testing Google's Cloud Streaming Service - using just Chrome browser and 25mbps Internet


Rumors of Google’s entry into the game-streaming space have circulated for ages, but today those rumors were finally confirmed when the company announced it will be teaming up with game publishers for its newly announced Project Stream service. Project Stream will allow users to play fully-fledged console and PC games through their Chrome browser without the need for a gaming PC or console hardware, all thanks to the cloud.

The first of these partnerships is with French publisher Ubisoft and its upcoming title, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. While Google says the full, public version of Project Stream won’t be released for some time, those interested in helping Google test the service can sign up for its upcoming closed beta. Selected beta users will be able to play Assassin’s Creed Odyssey via Chrome, provided they meet all the technical requirements.

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Video: A classic postmortem of the trailblazing #UltimaOnline // #videogames #UO
 
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How can you expect to stay in business when you have such degenerate trash running your company? Leftys ruin everything.
#LeftysRuinEverything #telltalegames #telltale #gaming #technology #videogames #twitter
 
Os dejo un pequeño #gameplay de mi canal de #YouTube que espero que os guste. Se trata de una rápida partida al Worms 2 Armageddon ¿también teníais este juego? #retro #retrogaming #videojuegos #videogames
 
Sometimes I play bad games and I write about it so you don't have to. This time it's Master of Orion (2016).

#videogame #videogames #review
The Master of Orion reboot has all the classic flaws of recent 4X games
 

Pick 5 Games Meme

If you had to recommend someone play 5 games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?
I really don't recommend getting into any of those game, because they mostly are time-consuming optimization games and/or very old.

For each game you can play to get a feel for my taste, I added a recommendation for a more accessible game you should play:
  • Civilization (1991) => Civilization VI (2016)
  • Fallout 2 (1998) => Shadowrun Returns (2013)
  • Deus Ex (2000) => Fallout 4 (2015)
  • FlatOut (2004) => Wreckfest (2018)
  • Dota 2 (2013) => Just don't try if you don't already play



#Pick5Games #VideoGames
 
Just stumbled upon the following song on Spotify: Tristram Village (From "Diablo 2") by FamilyJules from Video Game Guitar Covers, Vol. 4.

From Diablo II (2000)? But it's only one quest location, compared to being the game hub in Diablo I (1997)!

I'm getting old.

#VideoGames #Music #Nostalgia
 
Added a new section to switching.social for #DRMfree alternatives to #Steam:

https://switching.social/ethical-alternatives-to-steam/

It is quite worrying that a company with over 50% of the market also has control over its users' games through their DRM app. You have to agree to what Steam demands, or lose your game collection.

Even if you are a fan of Steam, that's too much power in one company. Sooner or later they may be tempted to do something bad, or be bought by someone who does something bad.

#Gaming #Games #VideoGames #ComputerGames #PCGaming #PCGames #DRM
Ethical alternatives to Steam
 

Jacksonville Landing esport shooting thoughts

Of all the competitive violent video games that exists, it ended up being NFL Madden that tilted the shooter.

I hope this will put the final nail in the coffin of the long-standing ridiculous idea that violent video games inspire real-life violence.

Disarm America now. #USPol #USPolitics #GunControlNow #VideoGames
 

Violent video games - harmless fun after all suggests the University of York?


Violent video games have long been a contentious and emotive topic, striking at the heart of parental fears for their offspring and offering easy pickings for politicians seeking to explain tragic events.

Detractors argue they’re a breeding ground for aggression, corrupting the men, women and children that play them and foreshadowing real life events. Others say there’s no proven link and highlight the positive effects playing can have, like increased concentration, strategy formulation and stress relief.

Now a new wave of research is probing the accuracy of previous studies and seeks to redefine the debate. Academics at the University of York say they’ve found “no evidence” that video games make players more violent. Their experiments with more than 3,000 participants concluded games don’t “prime” players to behave in certain ways and showed increased realism doesn’t necessarily translate to greater aggression.

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Well, I guess I should give this a try. This is #myFirstPost here so I am not exactly sure what I am doing lol. I came here from a list of the best 'Alternatives to Fakebook' seeing as I am absolutely done with that site (that is in of itself a long story, that has been building over years and years).

My name is Robert Lauer, and I often go by the names DistantWords or DistantWeb. I have been building websites for about 20 years or so, with the last 17 (give or take) having a massive focus on PHP/MySQL. For a little over a decade I worked for an online radio station called Scrub Radio, which was devoted to playing 100% independent recording artists.

In fact, that's how I got my start there. The guy who founded it came to me to play my music (I use to do that way back when). After checking it out, I became a DJ there, and when his second webmaster bailed, he asked me to help. I worked as webmaster from 2005 to it's death in 2015. Since then I have been trying to figure out what exact... show more
 
Hey everyone, I’m #newhere! I’m interested in a bunch of stuff, including (but not limited to) #boardgamer #christian #bible #gamer #rickandmorty #bojackhorseman #southpark #archer #unitedkingdom #england #cumbria #carlisle #linux #qubesos #endlessos #diaspora #mastodon #pixelfed #signal #wire #matrix #technology #videogames #opensource #books #history #sociology #philosophy #itjobs #techjobs

I’m a recovering #politicaljunkie. Graduated from University of #Newcastle last year, studying Sociology, and have been searching for a job ever since. Feel free to follow the other #socialmedia links on my profile - I’m trying to find more people in #TheFederation or #Fediverse so that I can become more invested in and begin to use these social networks (like Diaspora and Mastodon) more.
 
Hey everyone, I'm #newhere! I'm interested in a bunch of stuff, including (but not limited to) #boardgamer #christian #bible #gamer #rickandmorty #bojackhorseman #southpark #archer #unitedkingdom #england #cumbria #carlisle #linux #qubesos #endlessos #diaspora #mastodon #pixelfed #signal #wire #matrix #technology #videogames #opensource #books #history #sociology #philosophy #itjobs #techjobs

I'm a recovering #politicaljunkie. Graduated from University of #Newcastle last year, studying Sociology, and have been searching for a job ever since. Feel free to follow the other #socialmedia links on my profile - I'm trying to find more people in #TheFederation or #Fediverse so that I can become more invested in and begin to use these social networks (like Diaspora and Mastodon) more.
I've been playing a bit of 'Spark the Electric Jester' after having it bake in my Steam catalogue for a while, and I'm having a blast with it. It's like Freedom Planet, down to being a Sonic homage from a SonicRetro user, but with an added twist of Kirby-style abilities.

It also has a great soundtrack, which is to be expected from the guy who headed Sonic Before/After the Sequel.

#Sonic #Platformer #VideoGames
 
Last month a large number of full price commercial #games (including big names such as Civilization and Elder Scrolls) were revealed to contain the tracking software Red Shell:

https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/20/17485762/red-shell-spyware-pc-games-controversy-steam

If games were #OpenSource, it would be easier to avoid spyware 😟

But though they're rarer, open source games do exist 🕹️ 👾 👍

Some nice lists of open source games:

https://frama.link/Q1qR-N7M

https://gitlab.com/Ashpex/Linux_Games

https://libregamewiki.org/List_of_games

#FOSS #OSS #FLOSS #LibreGaming #Gaming #VideoGaming #PCGaming #VideoGames
 
Hi, I'm sort of #NewHere. I've been sitting on this account relatively unused for like 3 months, I think it's time to start using it. I'm a big fan of #Linux ( #Debian ) and generally #FOSS. In my free time I enjoy planning/playing #DnD and playing single-player #VideoGames. Still in the process of learning #Japanese, too!
 

If Videogames and Apps Are Addictive, Should Designers Worry about Liability?


What do videogames, cigarettes and slot machines have in common? They’re all addicting, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Game designers (and app developers) would do well to pay…
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17503033
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