playing games on a PC, misc. chatter, Steam names, etc...

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I thought we could you a general PC gaming thread as mentioned by some others on the confusingly wii titled thread...

Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 21:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

Has anybody tried out Tank Universal yet?
Basically the tank part of tron it looks like. I guess it's out for real in a couple of days? Wish it had multiplayer...

Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 21:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

It would be cool to have more "steam friends," where I do most of my PC gaming, I guess. If anybody wants to add me, my steam tag is jefflev13

Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 21:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

You've bought a lot of stuff off Steam! I'll friend you once I get my stuff going... if that ever happens, or if I join in for another free TF2 weekend.

Nhex, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 02:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

TF2 is free again this weekend... though I'll be out of town and away from my computer (which is probably a good thing). All the new stuff they added to the game today seems pretty awesome, but now it has so much content it's a bit overwhelming with all the different modes and everything going on all of a sudden

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 04:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

i bought something called someone-or-others-big-bucks-shooting on steam. but it's rubbish.

i'm guessing with the imminent release of gta4 on pc, that new games are probably becoming way too heavy for my pc spec to handle.

Ste, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 09:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

There are a lot of awful games on steam - I guess they don't really say no to anybody. A little quality control probably wouldn't hurt. Though there are also more good games on there than there's time for.

Ste - I do think there's actually a trend away from making the new games super demanding. Sure there are a few titles, the upcoming Crysis and Far Cry 2 look hefty, but the more interesting stuff are these games most computers should be able to handle, like Left4Dead (still using the source engine) and the promising looking, low spec Battlefield Heroes.

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 20 August 2008 16:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

I am playing through deus ex for the first time; so great and so many ideas

recommend me some other games I should play; I'm on a macbook (windows under boot camp)

cozwn, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 00:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

ooooh, this PC gaming is amazing!! finally a chance to play all those games I never had a PC powerful enough to play

system shock 2 is something ELSE

cozwn, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 16:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 20:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

I am GEEKING OUT on this stuff

fallout, fallout 2, system shock 2, deus ex

christmas at cozen's

cozwn, Tuesday, 2 September 2008 21:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dude. After you're done with the Fallouts - Planescape Torment.

Nhex, Wednesday, 3 September 2008 01:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

The late 90s were a golden age for PC gaming, I think.

Nhex, Wednesday, 3 September 2008 01:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

next on the list are: x-com and thief

any other recs?

cozwn, Wednesday, 3 September 2008 01:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

Anybody else get into the GOG early access beta?

I just got my key and the set-up seems pretty nice. I haven't bought anything yet, but when I have the time I'd like to check out at least the Fallouts, MDK 2, and Descents (since I never played any of 'em yet). Any othger recommendations?

If you don't know what this site is, it's basically a steam like set-up for selling older PC games that have been updated to run on XP/Vista, at great, inexpensive prices (like six bucks for most titles) and with no DRM.

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 11 September 2008 18:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah, I got it

two-for-one on fallout and fallout 2? yes please!!

thanksbutnothanksonthatbridgetonowhere (cozwn), Thursday, 11 September 2008 19:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm in, too. Gotta love how it looks so far - explicitly catering to that late 90's nostalgic PC gamer who played or wanted to play all those Interplay games, and yet the site has a weirdly smooth Apple-like appearance (also catering to me) and the prices are very good (yay, me). I still have my Fallout 1/2 CDs, so I haven't decided what to get yet - perhaps Freepace 1/2, and that Jagged Alliance 2 expansion. I remember Messiah being really buggy back in the day, but it was pretty well-executed in most other ways. Hope this site does well and expands.

Nhex, Friday, 12 September 2008 01:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Like cozen, I just got XP running on a pretty spec MacBook Pro. Will it be able to run new things well? What should I get. Currently all I have on it is... Quake II.

milling through the grinder, grinding through the mill (S-), Friday, 12 September 2008 06:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

If it's got an Nvidia card, it should be able to handle pretty much anything recent. Look at Steam and GameTap (Psychonauts free!), there's decent stuff out there.

Nhex, Friday, 12 September 2008 09:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh shit, Multiwinia just got released. Must find more time!

Anybody else planning to pick this one up?

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 19 September 2008 20:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Steam weekend deal : Grand Theft Auto, Grand Theft Auto 2, Grand Theft Auto 3, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Manhunt, Max Payne, Max Payne 2, Midnight Club 2, Wild Metal
all for $29.99 ($34.99 in europe)
thats a whole lot of game!

zappi, Friday, 26 September 2008 22:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

Damn, if I had a steady job right now I'd love to get that - I never played San Andreas, and always wanted to play Manhunt and Max Payne 2, even though I heard they were pretty mediocre.

Nhex, Saturday, 27 September 2008 06:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

You could get San Andreas for 9.99 and skip lunch (don't have to but the whole pack)...

Jeff LeVine, Saturday, 27 September 2008 16:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

San Andreas is my favourite game of all time. I almost don't want to play it again, because I'm afraid looking at it with 2008 eyes will sully all my beautiful memories.

antexit, Sunday, 28 September 2008 17:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

Gravitron 2 just added to the store today. It looks interesting. For only five bucks, I'll probably pick it up when I have a little more time...

Jeff LeVine, Wednesday, 1 October 2008 04:29 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I finally picked up San Andreas for $10 at Best Buy a few days ago. Of course, Steam decides to do a $10 sale on Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines! Very tempting...

Nhex, Saturday, 1 November 2008 05:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Anyone used direct2drive? I prefer it over steam. Simpler to use.

calstars, Saturday, 1 November 2008 12:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

Does D2D have the download and install anywhere for an unlimited number of times and auto-patching Steam has? I haven't actually used it myself, but was thinking about it when Bionic Commando came out. I could see how not having to load that Steam client would be nice, though.

Nhex, Sunday, 2 November 2008 01:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yes, I've d/l'ed Bioshock from D2D 3 or 4 times. No auto-patching though AFAIK.

calstars, Sunday, 2 November 2008 13:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

Starscape and Mr. Robot are now available on Steam for That's less than half of what you'd pay getting them from Moonpod directly. Mr. Robot's okay, but Starscape's a really nice little title, a souped-up Sinistar with some RPG elements from Star Control II in building your shipbase, the ship fighting, and resource gathering.

Nhex, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 00:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

Whoops! Wish I had that "edit post" function...

Nhex, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 00:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

they cost a URL?

s1ocki, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 01:39 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

most accurate life sim ever. for real (c/o PTG) (protest)

Nhex, Monday, 24 November 2008 03:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

Did anyone ever get to play that Tank Universal game?

Ant Attack.. (Ste), Thursday, 27 November 2008 10:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

I bought it, but I still haven't played it! Shameful, I know. Will get around to it soon.

Right now I'm playing Half-Life :)

Jeff LeVine, Thursday, 27 November 2008 19:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

looks like Steam in europe is switching over to local currency, no more taking advantage of weak dollar. boo.

zappi, Friday, 12 December 2008 20:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

Aquaria is now up on steam...

I tried out the demo a while ago (a year ago?) and thought it was pretty neat. Very relaxing / very nice music / a little confusing. Will probably pick up the full game before the end of the year (it's on discount).

Jeff LeVine, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 00:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

Big ass sale on Steam. Portal is $5, TF2 is $10, etc.

Vault Boy Bobblehead - Drinking (kingfish), Friday, 26 December 2008 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

woah - some GREAT deals on there...

$2.49 for Trials 2 is the one I highly recommend (I paid $20.00, I think, pre-steam version). A pretty amazing / extremely challenging game, but also very addictive. It's basically a puzzle game on motorcycle - check it out.

Jeff LeVine, Friday, 26 December 2008 21:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

The sale is nuts - check out the full list of discounts here. Bioshock for $5! And I just picked up TF2 earlier this month during one of the weekend sales. Steam is just insanely tempting all the time.

Is the full Trials 2 significantly different from the flash game? I thought that was okay but not super different from most flash physics sims.

Nhex, Friday, 26 December 2008 22:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

woah - I'd never seen the flash version of Trials before! It is sort of just like that, in concept, but the graphics in Trial 2 are fully realized, semi-3d, up to 1080p and there are tons more tracks + leaderboards, and you can play it with a joystick, which I think makes it just a tiny bit easier / more natural to control. But damn, it's such a hard, frustrating game (trying out the flash version brought it all back). I still have tons of levels in there I haven't beat - makes me want to go back to it.

From the sale I just picked up Brothers in Arms RtH30, the original Far Cry, Indigo Prophecy and Aquaria all for less than the cost of one new game. Pretty nice! May get a few more things too before the sale ends on the 2nd, though fuck, I'm swamped in games now.

Jeff LeVine, Saturday, 27 December 2008 01:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh man, I just noticed you can get both Railroad Tycoon II and III for like $7. I loved those games, and my discs for RRT2 had a flaw that wouldn't play any of the music.

Vault Boy Bobblehead - Drinking (kingfish), Saturday, 27 December 2008 13:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Any other recommendations? Sale ends today.

Nhex, Thursday, 1 January 2009 16:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

I really wish trials 2 would come to xbla; that games look great

cozwn, Thursday, 1 January 2009 16:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Full X-Com pack for $5 - sale ends today. Wondering if it's worth it just not to have to futz around with DOSbox and the like when I break out UFO Defense every couple of years, but then despite including XCOMUTIL you still have to do some patches (like putting the old screams back in). Sorry in advance if none of you know what I'm talking about, but it's aggravating over the years to figure out ways to get it to work through fan patches again (I even own the Windows Gold/Collector's Edition CD).

Nhex, Sunday, 11 January 2009 20:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Left 4 Dead is $25 this weekend. Pretty good to coincide with the free DLC announcment, fair price, too. I'd probably jump on this sale if I hadn't just bought Retro Game Challenge. I'm still playing TF2 regularly, anyway...

Nhex, Friday, 13 February 2009 21:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

You know, I keep meaning to ask this, though I'm not sure it really deserves an answer: who are like half the people in the Steam ILG group, anyway?

Nhex, Sunday, 24 May 2009 07:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

matteus is the only one I don't recognise. maybe it's you! rest are all ilxors, qaopspace is stet i think. i'm the delmot.

So anyway, Plants v. Zombies. Does this game get hard, ever? Am on to stage four and I think I've let two a grand total of two zombies through, pretty much by accident. I have 2000+ sun power left at the end of every game.

man saves ducklings from (ledge), Thursday, 4 June 2009 11:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh i see there's some chat about it on the what's hot 2009 thread. gotta lunch now though!

man saves ducklings from (ledge), Thursday, 4 June 2009 11:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

qaopspace is me not stet

Ant Attack.. (Ste), Thursday, 4 June 2009 11:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

is no mans sky releasing on pc or just playstation?

ciderpress, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 15:57 (two years ago) Permalink

both i think!

Worth Taking from Little Kid (Will M.), Tuesday, 1 March 2016 16:00 (two years ago) Permalink

risk of rain had a really cool vibe but i never got good at it. love the sound in that game.

adam, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 16:00 (two years ago) Permalink

hadn't heard of lifeless planet, gonna add that to my to-play list after firewatch i guess

ciderpress, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 16:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Risk of Rain is FUCKING HARD! And each new character you unlock requires an almost completely different play style. I've been on this game for about a month and i still haven't beaten it once on easy!

ulysses, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 16:47 (two years ago) Permalink

i've heard the difficulty is designed for 2+ player co-op and is pretty much impossible to solo

Mordy, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 16:48 (two years ago) Permalink

I can attest to that. But I can't ever find anyone who wants to play! I'm gonna beat this fucker at some point, i swear.

ulysses, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 16:53 (two years ago) Permalink

HA! Got it! Now on normal...

ulysses, Tuesday, 1 March 2016 18:21 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

I Am Setsuna sounds pretty good!

thos beads (jamescobo), Wednesday, 20 July 2016 01:21 (two years ago) Permalink

am0n, Thursday, 21 July 2016 02:18 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I rejoined the master race yesterday.. anything I need to get to flex my new systems nuts?

carthago delenda est (mayor jingleberries), Friday, 14 October 2016 16:30 (two years ago) Permalink

feel like steam is being flooded with lil' Trump games

Nhex, Friday, 14 October 2016 19:26 (two years ago) Permalink

that's actually all of america i think

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Sunday, 16 October 2016 20:20 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

liking Owlboy a whole lot; it feels like a late-period SNES platformer stuffed to the gills with modern gameplay amenities. buy it while it's on sale right now.

btw does anyone have an opinion about that game Steep? the pitch is that it's like skate (RIP), but with snowboarding rather than skateboarding; it sounds appealing to me, but even with the sale discount it's still $40.

thos beads (jamescobo), Wednesday, 28 December 2016 01:36 (one year ago) Permalink

sorry, never heard of those.
playing through _inside_ right now...

calstars, Wednesday, 28 December 2016 01:38 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i'm going to be up for getting a new laptop soon and i'm torn. on one hand i feel like since my #1 activity is gaming i should probably switch back to a PC but otoh i like using OSX significantly more than i like using Windows. why can't apple just make a good gaming laptop?

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 15:11 (one year ago) Permalink

how much does whatever difference there is between windows and osx actually come up day-to-day with what you're using a laptop for? personally i can't see any sense in getting a mac, including paying the mac premium, when you know you'll be playing a lot of games.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 10 February 2017 15:18 (one year ago) Permalink

i use both at work - literally side by side. a lenovo touch screen ideapad and a macbook retina pro. i find it significantly more pleasant using the macbook. just simple things like Mail vs. Outlook. cannot stand using Outlook.

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 15:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Right there with you dude
At the moment I'm using boot camp on my 2014 retina mbpro to play through resident evil 7. I have a stand alone cheap windows laptop as well, which can play the game at a better frame rate and resolution - but the regular user experience is so much worse. So rather than switching back and forth I'm just using the mac (and now my mac partition is running out of space). Can't win

calstars, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:26 (one year ago) Permalink

so i've got my ps4 streaming wonderfully thru my macbook w/ zero lag and great looking graphics so i don't actually feel like i'm missing any games (and i don't have to deal w/ the pita of bootcamp)

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 16:29 (one year ago) Permalink

i gave into bootcamp this time around for Overwatch
a decision was that Windows 10 doesn't nag you/cripple you to register, so you can run it pretty much forever without having to buy it
that said, my Steam backlog (even counting only the Mac games) has more games than I can ever play, I'm sure it's the same for you

Nhex, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:06 (one year ago) Permalink

yes, definitely. not to mention games i sunk considerably time into, wandered away from meaning to go back to (coughpillarsofeternitycough) and likely never will

Mordy, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Legit windows 10 keys can be had over on Reddit for about $30

calstars, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:37 (one year ago) Permalink

"legit" sure

Nhex, Friday, 10 February 2017 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

coming to Steam!!!!!!!

thos beads (jamescobo), Friday, 3 March 2017 02:31 (one year ago) Permalink

i want to play the suda51 game in the series where your character kills himself in the ending

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Friday, 3 March 2017 06:11 (one year ago) Permalink

new dream: make a career developing video games where you kill yourself at the end

Nhex, Friday, 3 March 2017 19:23 (one year ago) Permalink

i imagine a career in video games would do that to you

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 3 March 2017 19:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Am loving these pseudo-ZX Spectrum games being made for pc, like Rock Boshers.
This latest one called Z-Exemplar takes it's style from the shootem up R-Type conversion. I just purchased it for £4

PressAnarchyToContinue (Ste), Monday, 6 March 2017 14:03 (one year ago) Permalink

looks cool

Nhex, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:41 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Heh, Steam gives you a goofy surprise on your "Steam birthday".

Nhex, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 05:10 (one year ago) Permalink

it goes 24 hours without downloading an update?

The Real Remoaner (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 05:50 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

played a game called the shrouded isle. resource allocation game in the guise of managing a human sacrifice cult. not a ton to it but nicely done and was good fun figuring it out. would recommend if it pops up in a sale or bundle, or if c. 3 hours of game for $10 is not too off putting.

Roberto Spiralli, Sunday, 3 September 2017 13:57 (one year ago) Permalink

help me out, ilx. desperate for a new good game, but nothing on the horizon appeals.

likes: STALKER, splinter cell (esp latest ones), dishonoreds, mgs5, that deus ex one, gta vc & sa, dayz, samorost, inside, firewatch. well-written sneaky-about stuff basically.

dislikes: cutscenes.

is there anything recent (past 4 or 5 years) i should try out? get even's shooting system is too unwieldy and unfun, gta5's script is dismal & early missions zero enjoyment. worth persisting with deus ex mankind divided or trying out witcher 3? at the moment im thinking of finishing off mgs5 but it all became some unholy samey grind once i got to the second island. failing that, back to my first love: sensible soccer 96-97.

NI, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 22:41 (one year ago) Permalink

witcher 3 100%. check out prey and horizon zero dawn too.

Mordy, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 22:44 (one year ago) Permalink

thanks mordy, had witcher 3 installed a while and never got round to it but heard tons of good reports. not heard of HZD before but it's on the list for when i get round to buying a ps4. prey sounds perfect, can't believe i hadn't heard of it yet - thanks again!

NI, Thursday, 7 September 2017 17:04 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

wow, it only took them a decade but you can finally redeem keys in browser without having to open the client

Nhex, Friday, 22 September 2017 06:37 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

i guess we don't really have a thread for anticipating games? anyhow, this is the new game from the FTL ppl, it looks fun, hopefully it will be:

and i am also looking forward to frozen synapse 2

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm keen on Into The Breach - it's been sat on my Steam Wishlist since last Feb when it was announced, with their infuriating "When it's ready" release date. Excited it now has a release date, and that it's released on my birthday!

CraigG, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

i would very much look forward to both of those.

there are so many games right now. it is overwhelming. especially considering that while there are lots of excellent shorter games, there are also more and more games that you could conceivably devote years to without getting bored (Europa Universalis, for example).

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 16:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

Found FTL too frustrating too quickly, hopefully ITB won't be as brutal

Nhex, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:49 (ten months ago) Permalink

Can anyone recommend a FPS for PC? Doesn’t have to be super new

calstars, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 23:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

doom? superhot?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

single or multi player pref?

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

Doom seems hectic and Superhot gimmicky

calstars, Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Woo Killer7 getting ported to PCs! One of the "best" gaming experiences ever for me.
Some hearty lols from the comments pointing out this is using GameCube emulator footage....

Nhex, Monday, 28 May 2018 06:11 (six months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

lot of deals on Steam right now. i just got Arkham Knight: Premium Edition for $9.99. they are selling Tomb Raider (2013) for $2.99.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 25 June 2018 04:21 (five months ago) Permalink

slay the spire is on sale for $10

Mordy, Monday, 25 June 2018 05:00 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

my steam library just got too overwhelming so i had to organize it into genres. not sure if this'll interest anyone who isn't me but here are the categories i drew up and was mostly able to sort everything. since you can tag games with multiple categories i was able to sort stuff by producers that i like as well as genres, themes and some other notable sorting areas. by the end there were some redundancies that i will probably eventually sort out:

4x, action, adventure, bejeweled-esque, board game, card games, city builder, cyberpunk, double fine, dystopian, fallen london tree, fighter, first-person shooter, horror, interactive fiction, literary, lovecraftian, mcmillen, metroidvania, multiplayer, music, open world, paradox, platformer, political, puzzle, racing, roguelike, rpg, rts, science fiction, shoot 'em up, shooter, simulator, space, sports, steampunk, subset games, supergiant, survival, telltale, total war, tower defense, turn based strategy, unity engine, war game, zombies

Mordy, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:03 (three months ago) Permalink

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