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« Reply #720 on: January 19, 2021, 02:29:52 PM »
Donut COunty is cool beans

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« Reply #721 on: January 19, 2021, 03:35:37 PM »
I kinda wanted to play Donut County but not pay money for it.
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« Reply #722 on: January 19, 2021, 03:43:49 PM »
I didn't like Donut Country, bite sized Katamari Damacy just wasn't satisfying for me.

But can't argue with free.

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« Reply #723 on: January 19, 2021, 03:58:28 PM »
If I cant put my dick through a donut hole then whats the point

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« Reply #724 on: January 19, 2021, 04:12:54 PM »
Donut County is a simple yet enjoyable short game (beat it on Switch). It should be one of those easy achievement games for demi.

https://www.trueachievements.com/game/Donut-County/achievements

1-2 hour? Will pocket for the next reward promotion
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« Reply #725 on: January 19, 2021, 08:27:15 PM »
I liked Donut County
So does my mom

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« Reply #726 on: January 19, 2021, 10:57:55 PM »
Desperados III  :lawd

This game sounds really interesting. Is it like the old Commandos games? I liked those but they were extremely tough
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« Reply #727 on: January 20, 2021, 12:31:02 AM »
Beat The Little Acre. It's so short, kinda wish it was longer. Very cute game, worth a look if you like point and clicks

I looked this up and saw Cecil from Revolution Software/Broken Sword was involved. Looks nice. Too bad it's not on the PC one.

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« Reply #728 on: January 20, 2021, 07:31:58 AM »
Looking at The Medium's PC specs, probably not going to play it i guess.  :lol

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« Reply #729 on: January 20, 2021, 12:07:02 PM »
Beat The Little Acre. It's so short, kinda wish it was longer. Very cute game, worth a look if you like point and clicks

I looked this up and saw Cecil from Revolution Software/Broken Sword was involved. Looks nice. Too bad it's not on the PC one.

I literally said that in my post you NUGGET suck a ghost dick bitch
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« Reply #730 on: January 21, 2021, 10:45:50 AM »
I tried playing Control on PC last night and it looks like it's impossible to launch the game in DX12 mode and you can't use DLSS as a result? Microsoft microsux guys.

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« Reply #731 on: January 21, 2021, 12:33:17 PM »
Microsoft Rewards is doing a 10,000 Gamerscore promo again so I cranked out some GamePass games recently

Inspired by demi to do the 10 Games, 10 Days, Road to 10,000 Challenge. :rejoice

I beat Call of the Sea over the weekend. I beat Fractured Minds, What Remains of Edith Finch, and Full Throttle yesterday. I'm playing Donut County today.

Next Up: Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Walking Dead: Michonne, Day of the Tentacle, The Little Acre, and Tell Me Why.

Should be an ez 10 thousand and (almost) another free months of Gamepass.
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« Reply #732 on: January 21, 2021, 03:41:10 PM »
Theres something so wholesome about a good 'ol fashioned achievement farming session.

BTW I had such a good time replaying Day of the Tentacle. I'd say its one of the top adventure games ever. The puzzles and jokes are :lawd
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« Reply #733 on: January 22, 2021, 02:20:07 PM »

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« Reply #734 on: January 22, 2021, 02:49:55 PM »
MS and Bill Gates can go fuck themselves with a 15 pound bag of shit stained dicks.  Haven't had an XB since 360, nor do I have GamePass, and this still makes me mad.

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« Reply #735 on: January 22, 2021, 03:18:32 PM »
I tried playing Control on PC last night and it looks like it's impossible to launch the game in DX12 mode and you can't use DLSS as a result? Microsoft microsux guys.

Microsoft store thing?

That sounds bad. Their store has so many stupid issues. Hell it's the reason we still don't have EA Play because they're having to port all their games to the MS store and it's not a no brainer easy job.

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« Reply #736 on: January 22, 2021, 08:44:42 PM »
Thereís barely any incentive to buy more than a month of gold at a time, 6 months to save $5?  I guess thatís the point but itís a pretty bad pr move to get people to swap from gold to gamepass.

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« Reply #737 on: January 23, 2021, 12:11:36 AM »
I saw Death's Gambit was leaving game pass in a week and figured I'd check it out.

Played through the first boss and to the hub city. Actually seems pretty solid Dark Souls x 2d Metroidvania game. I like that it has a skill tree and special attack abilities. Movement/combat isn't as smooth as I'd like it and there's no map/fast travel, but otherwise seems good.

Not gonna play it now, but sometimes game pass is just good for demo-ing stuff to pick up for $1 later and play.

*edit* lol, I went to steam to add it to my wishlist and I already own it. Doubt save transfers, oh well. Was only like 30 mins in max.

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« Reply #738 on: January 23, 2021, 01:00:46 AM »

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« Reply #739 on: January 23, 2021, 01:41:13 AM »
We did it #GAMERS #RiseUp #ConsumerFriendly

Also MS thanks all the doomsday preppers who quickly went out and bought 3 years of Xbox Gold
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« Reply #740 on: January 23, 2021, 01:58:53 AM »
Glad they changed their mind, this shit made no sense.

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« Reply #741 on: January 23, 2021, 04:45:52 AM »
Phil Spencer should resign in shame  :ufup
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« Reply #742 on: January 24, 2021, 12:42:17 AM »
I want free video games
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« Reply #743 on: January 24, 2021, 05:43:28 PM »
We got a thread for that my dude. 8)
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« Reply #745 on: January 26, 2021, 01:44:08 AM »
Little birdy says CyberPunk will be on GamePass this spring.

Nice. If it's on PC I'll play it for free, sure.

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« Reply #746 on: January 26, 2021, 09:58:10 AM »
If you wanna cyber right now, Cyber Shadow is on GP.
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« Reply #747 on: January 28, 2021, 05:39:42 PM »
Donut County is really good. Fun, funny, clever. Beat it in one sitting. Great game for zero oppurtunity cost. Some surprising twists in the narrative too.
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« Reply #748 on: January 28, 2021, 07:35:07 PM »
Donut County is really good. Fun, funny, clever. Beat it in one sitting. Great game for zero oppurtunity cost. Some surprising twists in the narrative too.

You should definitely try dying during the boss fight if you didnít. It gives you a pretty funny cutscene.
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« Reply #749 on: January 28, 2021, 08:04:15 PM »
Played the first 30 minutes of The Medium. Bloober Team actually got a budget omg

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« Reply #750 on: January 28, 2021, 09:09:16 PM »
EA Play does offer a 99 cent month to new subscribers, might just hit that up, I don't think it's coming to gamepass PC this year considering there's literally been zero update or mention of it in over a month.

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« Reply #751 on: January 29, 2021, 03:11:54 AM »
Feel like The Medium is the perfect game for Gamepass. Wouldn't try out this game otherwise.

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« Reply #752 on: January 29, 2021, 04:01:56 AM »
Donut County is really good. Fun, funny, clever. Beat it in one sitting. Great game for zero oppurtunity cost. Some surprising twists in the narrative too.

You should definitely try dying during the boss fight if you didnít. It gives you a pretty funny cutscene.

Yeah I died on my first attempt as I read one of the achievements was destroying the Trash King's statue, thought it may have to do with shuffling the boss's bombs next to it... nope lol. Used a guide straight after that  :lol

Cutscene spoilers
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Made me grin ear to ear as thats some childhood meta gaming shit. A LOT of my friends called extra lives "free man". I often quoted it as a joke, generally just used the term used in most manuals which was, 'extra life'!
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« Reply #753 on: January 29, 2021, 05:01:35 AM »
EA Play does offer a 99 cent month to new subscribers, might just hit that up, I don't think it's coming to gamepass PC this year considering there's literally been zero update or mention of it in over a month.

that desperate to play the last 7 editions of madden :heh

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« Reply #754 on: January 29, 2021, 05:39:54 AM »
Ive probably asked this before, but is Mass Effect Andromeda worth touching? I loved the original trilogy but have heard Andromeda is... flawed
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« Reply #755 on: January 29, 2021, 07:56:49 AM »


Looks worth it to me.

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« Reply #756 on: January 29, 2021, 08:04:07 AM »
the story and characters are pretty bleh, but the gameplay is decent :trumps

i've only played a little bit of it since it was fully patched but it was up there with cyberpunk with bugs and shit at launch :doge

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« Reply #757 on: January 29, 2021, 08:43:45 AM »
Played an hour or so of Medium, really pretty environments, even if on my 1060 it runs at 15 fps when in split screen (on medium settings, ah!).

The thing that bothers me is, as usual, the constant voice over/talking.
Are they so afraid of leaving moments of silence? Are they afraid of letting the audience interpret the inner workings of the character? I don't get it, it's so annoying.

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« Reply #758 on: January 29, 2021, 10:13:39 AM »
Ive probably asked this before, but is Mass Effect Andromeda worth touching? I loved the original trilogy but have heard Andromeda is... flawed

I mean... it might tide you over until the next one, but it doesnt even come close to the original trilogy.
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« Reply #759 on: January 29, 2021, 11:26:00 AM »
Played an hour or so of Medium, really pretty environments, even if on my 1060 it runs at 15 fps when in split screen (on medium settings, ah!).

The thing that bothers me is, as usual, the constant voice over/talking.
Are they so afraid of leaving moments of silence? Are they afraid of letting the audience interpret the inner workings of the character? I don't get it, it's so annoying.

It's a Bloober game.

Their handling of PTSD in the Blair Witch was amazing.

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« Reply #760 on: January 29, 2021, 12:14:53 PM »
Played an hour or so of Medium, really pretty environments, even if on my 1060 it runs at 15 fps when in split screen (on medium settings, ah!).

The thing that bothers me is, as usual, the constant voice over/talking.
Are they so afraid of leaving moments of silence? Are they afraid of letting the audience interpret the inner workings of the character? I don't get it, it's so annoying.

It's a Bloober game.

Their handling of PTSD in the Blair Witch was amazing.
I only played Layers of Fear, which was alright but got stale halfway through.
I know their stuff is usually considered mediocre.

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« Reply #761 on: January 29, 2021, 03:44:21 PM »
I expected a visually focused studio like their's to have worked out facial animations a bit better, especially the eyes. But I suppose this explains why their prior games were first-person and had next to no NPCs.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2021, 04:11:47 PM by Rufus »

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« Reply #762 on: January 29, 2021, 09:26:41 PM »
I'm Bloobing it up right now. I wish I could play this game with Polish voices.

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« Reply #763 on: January 30, 2021, 05:43:00 AM »
Ive probably asked this before, but is Mass Effect Andromeda worth touching? I loved the original trilogy but have heard Andromeda is... flawed

I mean... it might tide you over until the next one, but it doesnt even come close to the original trilogy.

Yeah Mass Effect 2 is one of the best games ever. I recently went onto Youtube just to hear about Jacob's dad making his crew eat 'toxic food' lmfao

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« Reply #764 on: January 30, 2021, 06:00:11 AM »


Looks worth it to me.

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« Reply #765 on: January 30, 2021, 07:21:34 AM »
OMG the little run-up he does, im dying

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« Reply #766 on: January 31, 2021, 03:47:39 PM »
I've watched that quite a few times now lol. Incredible. Apparently that character is meant to be a female krogan?!
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« Reply #767 on: January 31, 2021, 04:33:13 PM »
Here's a couple old ass clips I made off Andromeda

One of the many examples where the text listed is NOT at all what your character says
https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/demi/video/80739860

Quick, act fast
https://gamerdvr.com/gamer/demi/video/80934474


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« Reply #768 on: February 02, 2021, 09:28:50 AM »
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1356603785850720257

Games can leave EA Play?  :wut

Gotta play Shadows of the Damned, I guess.
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« Reply #769 on: February 02, 2021, 11:24:28 AM »
I turned off at the first "static hologram + audio diary" shit.  :gaas

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« Reply #770 on: February 02, 2021, 12:09:13 PM »
You had me at pretty much a walking simulator :rejoice
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« Reply #771 on: February 02, 2021, 08:58:41 PM »
Ninja Gaiden 2 leaving on the 15th. Time for my final replay  :'(

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« Reply #772 on: February 02, 2021, 09:00:08 PM »
I turned off at the first "static hologram + audio diary" shit.  :gaas

can we please invent an orbital laser to destroy whoever invented fuckin audio diaries in videogames
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« Reply #773 on: February 03, 2021, 02:06:15 AM »
I'm kinda surprised World of Horror is leaving since it hasn't really released (early access game). I wasn't sure how they'd handle early access stuff and just assumed it'd stay until the game is at least released in 1.0, but nope, so back on the steam wishlist it goes.

I dug World of Horror from the one episode I played, but after that figured I'll wait until the game is complete to play the rest.


Oh yeah and to add something to this page's discussion, glad to hear that Blooper continues to suck. I wish I could keep falling upward and even get Akira Yamaoka to write songs for my crappy art project too.

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« Reply #774 on: February 03, 2021, 05:13:08 AM »
Yo, the medium sucked ass. I got so bored half way through. I love how the game is pretty much a walking simulator with the guise of having some puzzles. Those puzzles end up being, something is stopping you from progressing in to this door. Go to the door beside it. Get something. Now you can progress through the door you were not able to progress through earlier.

Ad Nauseum.

Did you enjoy when the game mentioned how long and tedious it was to get the bolt cutters.

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« Reply #775 on: February 03, 2021, 10:48:19 AM »
Apparently it's Troy Baker doing the voice for the maw. Sounds like the damn cookie monster. Really scary.

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« Reply #776 on: February 03, 2021, 03:44:56 PM »
Its Troy Baker in a studio with his fucking beret and scarf thinking he's some vocal genius when he's just copying Mike Patton voicing The Darkness.

Fuck Troy Baker.
What did he do to deserve this ire? :wtf

Did you enjoy when the game mentioned how long and tedious it was to get the bolt cutters.
I'm pretty sure they do that during the tentacle section as well.
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« Reply #777 on: February 03, 2021, 03:56:46 PM »
Yo, the medium sucked ass. I got so bored half way through. I love how the game is pretty much a walking simulator with the guise of having some puzzles. Those puzzles end up being, something is stopping you from progressing in to this door. Go to the door beside it. Get something. Now you can progress through the door you were not able to progress through earlier.

Ad Nauseum.

I loved the game but I pretty much played it like Myst or one of those old-school FMV games. While it's interactive, it's obviously not pushing you to master the controls or chase stats & loots, but it's hella fuckin' atmospheric the way it does things.

Of course if the story isn't for you, then the game isn't for you. I think that's why it got such polarizing review scores (from 3/10 to 9/10). Most of the time if you don't like the story in a game, maybe you'll stick it out because of the actual gameplay. That's what my friends that play anime-girl games tell me.

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« Reply #778 on: February 04, 2021, 05:55:51 AM »
Of course if the story isn't for you, then the game isn't for you. I think that's why it got such polarizing review scores (from 3/10 to 9/10). Most of the time if you don't like the story in a game, maybe you'll stick it out because of the actual gameplay. That's what my friends that play anime-girl games tell me.

The story isn't the problem. It's more that their writing is absolute garbage.

If you write a story driven game, you can't have like 66% of your game be padding. Either cut the fat or hire better writers to make it fit within the story framework.

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« Reply #779 on: February 04, 2021, 07:54:49 AM »
Oh yeah the majority of the game is a navel-gazing monologue. I could handle one game a year that's like that but I get why that gets annoying. Maybe it's because I haven't played a walking Sim for several years, but it still felt fresh enough for me and the game is short enough to not overstay its welcome.