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In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

Today, 10:30 AM

Pretty much .... if they are the 'only source' then there is no point in improving themselves to actually become a real competitor (look how bad Origin is). Steam needs a real contender.... get it off its butt and improve in some areas.

If Epic had the balls to join the fight... provide external sources with Epic Keys... (uplay, steam, gog all do... some origin)... Epic would actually be someone to pay attention too.

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

Today, 07:29 AM

View Postmacdude22, on 22 October 2019 - 06:54 AM, said:

Where were the complaints when everything was a "steam exclusive". :whistling:

Maybe because there wasn't anything that consolidated installs and games before. In all honesty, Steam is a big part of why I switched to PC gaming more because with steam it was so much more easy to get games and installed and 'working' ....... vs what it used to be before them, a total mix of cockeyed installers and broken nonsense and hoops to jump through just to get a single game running right.

Cant think of any 'competition' when steam sat down and snagged up tons of games and did exclusives (I dont even recall any exclusives, unless it was just publishers not wanting to bother with stupid self-installers anymore, so they only posted it to steam out of ease of use).

But now... Epic is trying to fight steam and the massive user base of steam by taking games and going exclusive with them. When there is little to no point in doing so especially since the Epic app, store and installer/manager is a total piece of crap (who wants to go backward?). Well, the only point being greed and monopolistic behavior. Steam may host all the games, but they still let stores sell their games and be competitive with pricing. Epic is like "no no no! no one else, only we can, we drive the price at whatever we want, and you cant do anything about it!" ... monopoly at its best.

Getting back on topic.... I been doing me some zombie killen in Dying Light. Pretty smooth game, runs at high details 120fps locked, and has lots of action, and fluid control. Jumping about, sliding, leaping, smashing, even the way you move the mouse, character, and swing weapons controls how you go about attacking zombies.

I've found the Bow to be especially nice, in that headshots take a lot of zombies down, AND you can yank your arrow right out and not have to worry too much about running out of ammo (unlike guns, which are loud and draw in some nasty critters... and run out of bullets).

Decent fun game.... for a sandbox zombie flick.

In Topic: Mac games on Kickstarter

20 October 2019 - 12:12 PM

View PostRGoulder, on 20 October 2019 - 09:57 AM, said:

Yeah I recently played the first one. Everspace is a a rogue like and that took a while to get used to. I'd get my ship kitted out with some good found gear only to die and have to start all over again with the starter gear, though credits you earn can be used to buy upgrades for your ship or a new type of ship if you have enough when you die. I liked my Colonial Scout ship that I unlocked the best. It came with a cloak which was cool, though I liked the loadout B that unlocked by reaching sector 4. A teleporter had so many more uses than the cloak had. Thats what I used to make it to the very end. I now have to get to the end multiple time and acquire "spoiler things." Something I am not sure I have the stomach for but I got 24 hours of gameplay from it for $11 so I am happy.

Everspace did have a story, as you progress further your character basically start to remember more about who he is, and we the player start to understand why this game is a rogue like. You also could encounter NPCs that gave you quests and gave you some additional ways to make credits.

Now Everspace 2 is not going to be a rogue like like the first one. From the Kickstarter:

So it might be more of what you're looking for than the first one was. :)

A demo of Everspace 2 has been making its rounds to streamers on youtube and twitch, https://www.youtube....h?v=m0txOFJ8g8s

So uh ... "what is rogue like" ......

In Topic: Mac games on Kickstarter

19 October 2019 - 04:48 PM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 19 October 2019 - 02:51 PM, said:

Everspace 2 looks pretty darn sweet, and they are promising a Mac version! Has anyone tried the first game?

(Can I insert youtube videos directly into posts, and if so, how?)

I've had it in my wish(watch)list for eons... but everytime I think to buy it on one of their insane 90% off sales... I see that its just a situational shooter-in-space with zero story, zero real growth, no exploration one bit, and well ... 'meh'. When I want a good space sim, I want something I can just fly about doing my own thing, and get into trouble, and work my way out of... building my ship as I go. Everspace was none of those things from what I gathered by info. So if they are making a '2' ... eh... prolly just gonna be more of the same.

In Topic: Free Mac (and occasionally Windows) games

18 October 2019 - 03:02 PM

View PostJanichsan, on 18 October 2019 - 01:21 PM, said:

You can still buy all the DLC for $150 if you desperately want to give Paradox your money.

How bout this "buy all dlc" list: (Train Simulator)
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