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  1. April 16-23: Just Cause 4 (EGS) Wheels of Aurelia (EGS) Until April 17: Assassin's Creed II (Uplay) Elliot Quest (itch.io) Lots more Itch.io games: https://itch.io/c/759545/self-isolation-on-a-budget 2020 2019 (and earlier)
  2. I still think it's a damn shame that the narrative (especially in professional circles) around Star Citizen is that it's some big scam. Every time I check it out, there's a fucking mountain of new features and improvements. Hurr durr game take long time to make must be scam, me make very funny comment. The game has a lot of unique shit you won't see anywhere else that's already fun to fuck around with, and is finally getting more and more stable and easier to run as it progresses so that you can enjoy these things more fully. This fuck's actually playing it at 40+ FPS in goddamn 4k! Just watch the video and see if you can't appreciate some of the detail on display here, detail that can actually severely impact both gameplay and social interaction.
  3. I'll buy that for a dollar... or not I LOVE SNK'S games and always wanted a Neo Geo back in the day. The closest I ever came to one was a buddy of mine getting the Neo Geo CD. We played that thing TO DEATH... slow read speeds and all.
  4. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1113030/Stellar_Warfare/ It's supposed to be entering open alpha soon so if this is intriguing to you you'll get a chance to play it
  5. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/08/valves-first-new-game-in-5-years-artifact-coming-in-november-starting-at-20/
  6. https://www.polygon.com/2020/5/20/21265275/g2a-confirms-it-sold-stolen-game-keys
  7. As the Epic Store stuff was first going down, I mentioned that if I found a universal launcher with a fullscreen mode and good organizational features, I'd consider dropping Steam as my general library manager. That promoted me to give Launchbox a shot, and that's exactly what happened. The result: Full disclosure, its $50 to unlock the full screen ('BigBox') mode for a forever license. I feel like I've gotten what I paid for, even though it's taken a bit of time to set up. (more on that later) I'm using a relatively simple theme, one of the two defaults. There's more extravagant options out there, but this view provided me what I found most attractive: a large video viewing, featured background art, and a box scroll. Pros: Library organization: On Steam, I had over 30 unique tags and over 500 games. While Valve's tagging works fine, it was all getting too cluttered for me without the ability to create folders or nested categories. This program gives me exactly what I wanted. I can split my backlog into categories, auto-generate playlists with a huge number of options, create folders and subfolders, etc. You can organize your games by whatever metric you can think of. Great Steam Integration: Apps like this tend to focus mainly on emulation. I wanted something that could also do most of the legwork for my Steam library. Launchbox automatically imports all of your Steam games, and pulls metadata from its own database for box art/screenshots/etc. When you add new games on Steam, you can run a wizard to detect it. Opening a game when it isn't installed will bring up Steam's install menu for it. There's an additional plugin that pulls trailers and banner art directly from Steam. Even store tags, which you can use to auto-generate playlists from. (finally!) Supports Other Launchers/Apps: Most games within Origin, Epic Store, Humble, etc also have art and metadata on Launchbox's database. It's a similar process to adding non-Steam games to Steam. If you want to open those games directly and skip the launcher, you'll need to edit command line parameters, which you can do within Launchbox if you choose. A plugin also exists that lets you launch specific games with Steam overlay enabled. I personally use that for DS4 support in games (or apps) that don't support it natively. Fortunately, the fullscreen 'Bigbox' mode does. Retro Gaming: If you do use it for emulators, it's easy to configure and supports Retroarch. The only downside is that videos clips are pulled from a paid-for database. There's alternatives elsewhere on the net if you look hard enough. Another cool feature is the ability to load different view themes by platform: Non-Full screen interface: I'll seldom ever use it for more than playlist organization, but there's a pretty decent games view. I prefer the list option: Only downside is that a few customization features (such as color scheme) aren't available in the free version of the app. Development community is fantastic: The tutorial videos are wonderful and extensive. I had a question responded to within minutes in their forum. There's a ton of themes and playlist content out there too, and the app itself tends to receive a major update every few months. Cons: Performance: It's not quite as snappy as I'd hope for, but can be similar to Steam Big Picture after a few adjustments. Namely, there's a setting to lower the image quality of cached box art (still looks fine on 'low' on my 4k TV). Some themes don't rely on background art, which you can also disable. Videos don't seem to impact performance much at all. But count on it reserving ~1GB of RAM if you want a lot of frills. No importing your own tags from Steam: Bit of a bummer. If you've already organized everything by tags Steam, you'll have to start over. Auto-generated playlists can help, and in general, the interface for sorting things is much easier. PC Game Video Snaps: You'd have to clip these yourself with a lossless video cutter, either from Steam trailers or Youtube gameplay. Video plugins can help with that, but depending on the size of your library, this will take some time. I've done 400+ so far, and could share some if people want. Absent features: There's not much, but two that stand out are the inability to know if a Steam game is installed or not, or know your controller's battery life. A work around might exist for the latter. But for now, I'm still resorting to the Steam client for those two things. Achievements are also only shown on Steam, afaik. (although you can add achievements for retro games, a nice touch) Playlists menu appearance: With some themes, you won't have to touch it at all. Since I'm using custom playlist icons and backgrounds, I've chosen to tinker a bit more. Including making a few ones the community hasn't. Overall: Launchbox is a fantastic program, but does require a decent amount of learning and set up. For the most part, it mitigates the pain points around having multiple PC launchers, and puts it together in a more attractive package than Steam Big Picture. It's still the library organization features that do the most for me. And if you don't want to go through the hassle of putting together videos, it'll still scrape all the images you need to make the fullscreen mode look nice. There's some free alternatives out there, but I think this worth the asking price. Especially with the playlist features and theme options. And if you like the look of something in a competing app, chances are its already been replicated here.
  8. Unlike Steam you can't see your (downloaded) library from an offline mode. Gotta find your executables manually if the store ever breaks.
  9. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-05-14-konami-releases-dance-dance-revolution-v-as-a-browser-game Link to the game: https://p.eagate.573.jp/game/eacddr/vic/index.html
  10. Digital Dragons' Indie Celebration brings 25+ playable demos to Steam Steam page for the event
  11. The publisher is Blood Music, the same label that Pertubator is on.
  12. Clear your calendar, because there's a lot going on. Studios participating in the Guerrilla Collective event. 11 bit studios (Frostpunk, This War of Mine) Another Indie (SIMULACRA 2, Yuppie Psycho) Coffee Stain Studios (Satisfactory, Deep Rock Galactic) Fellow Traveller (In Other Waters, Neo Cab) Funcom (Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Conan Exiles) Good Shepherd Entertainment (John Wick Hex, The Eternal Cylinder) Headup (Bridge Constructor Portal, Pumpkin Jack) Humble Publishing (Temtem, Forager) Larian Studios (Baldur’s Gate III, Divinity: Original Sin II) Modern Wolf (Necronator: Dead Wrong, Out There: Oceans of Time) Paradox Interactive (Cities: Skylines, Stellaris) Raw Fury (Kingdom Two Crowns, Atomicrops) Rebellion (Sniper Elite 4, Zombie Army 4: Dead War) Those Awesome Guys (Monster Prom, Move or Die, Floppy Knights) Thunderful (SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech, Lonely Mountains: Downhill) United Label (Eldest Souls, Röki) Versus Evil (The Banner Saga, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire) Whitethorn Games (Aground, StarCrossed) WINGS Interactive (Later Daters, Lord Winklebottom Investigates) Ysbryd Games (World of Horror, VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action) ZA/UM (Disco Elysium)
  13. Yes, that's right - MicroProse! MicroProse Is Back From the Dead; Announces Three Strategy Simulation Games (Twinfinite)
  14. Official website Ancient history's wild stories play out in Old World, an ambitious strategy game from the designer of Civ 4 (PC Gamer) Preview: shape nations and annoy kings in Old World, the new 4X from Civ 4's Soren Johnson (Rock, Paper, Shotgun) Old World takes a more human look at grand, historical strategy (Polygon)
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