Have you been spending hours trying to pass a level? Or maybe you are completely addicted to a newly bought game. Do you have a question about a game or would like to share something else? In the Weekly Discussion Thread, you can do it all!

Please don’t forget to use the spoiler tag as soon as you start talking about a storyline.

  • @Octomagnus
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    244 months ago

    Palword. Good brain dead fun.

    • RubberDuck
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      114 months ago

      It’s clucky building needs work but the world is cool and the pals hilarious.

      • @[email protected]
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        22 months ago

        Played hard for a couple weeks but got bored kinda quick. Feel like I wish there were, idk, more things to do or story to unfold.

        Was playing in a buddy’s server initially so maybe part of losing interest kinda quick was not wanting to run all the early game again solo.

        • RubberDuck
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          12 months ago

          Yep, I get that. The poorly functioning building, pathfinding issues for pals in base and the lack of endgame makes it that we parked it for now and will circle back when the devs had time to figure out their next moves, and if they don’t end up escaping to some tropical island with their earnings it will be fun in a year.

  • @brenticus
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    164 months ago

    Since release I’ve been playing BG3 every week with a friend and we finally beat the game on Saturday. Great game, but man we’ve been playing it for a long time.

    Picked up Viewfinder yesterday. Fun little indie puzzler. Very cool concept, don’t know how much I care about the plot or anything but it’s got some of the same trippy fun as Superliminal.

    Oh, and I played a couple hours of Against the Storm and have been hesitant to pick it up again because I’m pretty sure it’s going to be problematic for my already busy schedule.

    • @[email protected]
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      14 months ago

      Viewfinder has such a cool concept, I tried picking it up but 5 minutes in my motion sickness got the best of me.

  • @JoeKrogan
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    124 months ago

    Guardians of the galaxy currently

    • @[email protected]
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      34 months ago

      Me too, but I’m not too impressed. I mean it looks great and all, but the gameplay is a bit monotonous. Maybe it caters more to fans who actually care about the story and characters.

      So I’m throwing some Deep Rock Galactic missions into the mix. I’ve met a player in their first ever mission and tagged along to help out a bit and now we’re playing a lot together and it’s great fun.

      • @JoeKrogan
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        24 months ago

        Thats a wholesome story, I’ll have to look into that game. Yeah I’m enjoying it more as an interactive movie.

      • @sauna
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        11 month ago

        Rock and Stone, you beautiful dwarf!

        Tip: Check out latest devstream for awesome things to come.

  • @RampageDon
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    84 months ago

    It was BG3 still with Palworld, but enough of my friends started playing and we made a dedicated private server. It’s now consuming me. I’m sure the obsession with subside in a bit, but right now it’s just dumb fun. Currently riding around on a panda mount duel weilding rocket launches and just laying everything to waste.

  • @absquatulate
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    84 months ago

    GTA V offline, of all things. Haven’t played it in years and found out its carpool grew quite a lot, matching the forza games and currently scratching my itch for an offline open world car game with a crapton of cars.

    • @dumpsterlid
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      4 months ago

      I have been espousing its merits so much that I surely look like a shill but check out Motor Town as a low poly open world driving game that centers on supply chains of deliveries and basically GTA side job driving quests fleshed out to an entire genre with pizza delivery on mopeds, box vans delivering packages, garbage trucks, taxi drivers delivering urgent passengers as fast as possible, tow truck jobs and tractor trailer jobs etc….

      The physics and driving feel are superb (very realistic unlike GTA V not that GTA V’s driving isn’t a blast), and there is a diversity of vehicles from a wide variety of sports cars to pretty much any type of work vehicle you can think of. You can tweak, tune and engine swap to turn basically any of them into a fire breathing metal box that transports you as fast as possible to utter ruin. You can play multiplayer collaborating with others on deliveries or just play singleplayer.

      It’s early access but it’s got a demo so check it out! If you are anything like me you will throw your fists in the air and angrily shout why nobody has made a game like this for you before lol when you try it. I know it doesn’t look like a racing game but you can absolutely play everything in the game except bus driving like a racing game (and you can just have AI do the bus driving if you want to do bus stuff).

      Tooling along in a semi with a trailer at 80mph on a windy country road and plowing cars out of the way like soccer balls for fun has never felt so good in a video game.

      https://store.steampowered.com/app/1369670/Motor_Town_Behind_The_Wheel/

      • @absquatulate
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        24 months ago

        Yeah, I’ve been playing this on and off for the past year or so. It’s a great game and the dev is nice and active in the community.

  • slazer2au
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    64 months ago

    Palworld and factorio.

  • @_sideffect
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    54 months ago

    Prince of Persia is awesome

  • @[email protected]
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    54 months ago

    Dawncaster on mobile. An expansion comes out tomorrow and it’s the first mobile dlc I’m legitimately excited to throw money at. Excellent developers with an excellent game. Think Slay the Spire, but designed for mobile.

    Caves of Qud on Steam Deck. It’s been a few years since I last played and it’s very different from what I remember. Combo that with using a controller for the first time and it’s been an enjoyable but challenging experience.

    Hell Let Loose on PC. This may be my favorite multiplayer shooter of all time. I was a competitive counterstrike player back in 1.6 (Cal-M), so unseating those memories is an incredible achievement. It’s just so good.

    The learning curve is steep and there’s plenty of room for frustration, but once you’re over that hump it’s legitimately a terrific experience.

  • @[email protected]
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    4 months ago

    I recently set up a Xbox 360 emulator using Xenia to play all Gears of War games in my PC, and had a lot of fun setting things up (Xenia is way harder to set up than any other emulator I’ve used): patching, tweaking and testing stuff, modding some files, and obviusly playing.

    Lots of fun playing, and the games have aged pretty well, IMO.

  • Computerchairgeneral
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    44 months ago

    Yakuza: Like a Dragon. I’ve been meaning to get to it for a while. Still early on in the game when it’s still introducing new mechanics, but I’m enjoying it so far. I was kind of skeptical if I’d enjoy a turn-based RPG Yakuza game as much as I’d enjoyed the previous ones, but the combat is winning me over. Being able to summon a flock of pigeons to peck enemies unconsciously certainly helped.

    • @H_Interlinked
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      24 months ago

      I’m 20+ hrs into it. The silliness just keeps ramping up, especially now that I’m collecting “Pound Mates”.

  • @Bobmighty
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    44 months ago

    I’ve been really enjoying Roboquest. It’s a solid movement shooter rogue like that really nails flow state. It’s got solid style, but the story is just kind of tacked on and can be ignored. You good bot. You kill bad bots. You kill bad bots gooder over time. Do again until bored. Good for genre fans.

    Necesse has also been in my rotation. This is a weird one to pin down. Top down terraria / rimworld gets the basic idea across. It looks very newgrounds flash game but has some surprising depth and it gets its claws into you, eating away time. I’m only still in the beginnings, but I’m sure I’ll be putting more time into this one.

    • @[email protected]
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      24 months ago

      As a huge Terraria fan I’ve been eyeing Necesse for a while now. Seems I really should check it out, thanks!

  • @[email protected]
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    44 months ago

    got some free time so i made my mission to beat all zachtronics games. right now i’m playing EXAPUNKS. finishing the levels are doable although requires a bit of trial and error, but getting good scores let alone perfect ones is a nightmare. highly recommend it to anyone that wants a great challenging puzzle game.

  • @[email protected]
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    44 months ago

    Still Baldur’s Gate 3. I don’t know if I commented last week but I finished my first play through (chaotic neutral). Was really fun and already started 2 other runs 👀, one githyanki run with custom Tav, Lae’zel and the gith hireling and a lawful good run with my half-orc monk oc.

  • @B0NK3RS
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    43 months ago

    GRID (2019), there seems to be a lack of decent arcade track racers nowadays but this is a good one.

  • @Retreaux
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    44 months ago

    Been trying to get into final fantasy XIV because of a friend. Kind of fun and I like that I can customize the HUD and the control scheme between the in-game systems and the steam deck controls. I feel like I’ve tried MMOs in the past and didn’t enjoy them, but this one seems all right.

    • @quilan
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      44 months ago

      I still contend that the climax of Shadowbringers is one of my favourite and most meaningful gaming experiences. Enjoy the ride!