Author Topic: Any gamers around here?  (Read 339038 times)

Online Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3585 on: June 28, 2020, 10:41:40 PM »
Fuck you, Steam.

(3/4 of my wishlist was on sale.  The bastards.)
Barely any of my wishlist is heavily discounted, which is fine because I already have plenty of games.  And the new ones I want to play (Cyberpunk, Elder Scrolls VI, Iron Harvest) are definitely going to require a PC upgrade.  But when I do upgrade, it's going to be a hell of an improvement.  Like going from a coal furnace straight to a fusion reactor.
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Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3586 on: June 29, 2020, 03:55:00 AM »
Barely any of my wishlist is heavily discounted, which is fine because I already have plenty of games.  And the new ones I want to play (Cyberpunk, Elder Scrolls VI, Iron Harvest) are definitely going to require a PC upgrade.  But when I do upgrade, it's going to be a hell of an improvement.  Like going from a coal furnace straight to a fusion reactor.

Don't know about Iron Harvest, but TESVI: Redfall is still a few years away. They have to finish their new IP, Starfield, before they can put their main focus on Redfall. Best case scenario, Bethesda surprises us with an announcement for Starfield set for release in December. The following year, they release a couple DLCs for the game, while they're working of TESVI in the background. I think the earliest we'll get it is in 2022.

All this is assuming, of course, the world ever gets back to normal, and we haven't all killed each other by then.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville

Online Hydra009

Re: Any gamers around here?
« Reply #3587 on: July 01, 2020, 12:30:25 AM »
There is one video game that I just had to pick up: Terraforming Mars on sale for $10.

If you haven't played it, it's a very popular board game where each player heads a different corporation to - you guessed it - terraform Mars.  The name is 100% accurate.  Essentially you have to manage a bunch of resources - grow your resources faster than your opponent and use those resources to build cities, oceans, and even patches of grass.  That sounds simple enough, but it gets VERY complex.  There's an element of unpredictability to the game, so the person winning may not be the ultimate winner.

If you'd be down for playing Civilization on pacifist settings, then this is right up your alley.  And compared to the board game, all the math involved in the game - and there's a lot of it - is handled by the computer, so gameplay is a lot easier in the video game.

The only thing better than Terraforming Mars would be a Warhammer 40k variant called Reclaiming Mars (set towards the end of the Age of Strife) - where you play as rival Adepts rapidly reclaiming Mars after its brief anarchy, reawakening vast forges, searching old ruins, scouring the surface for old technology, even - weather permitting - sending out expeditions to found the first Forge Worlds.  The winner is the one with the most STC points.  :)
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