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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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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 (three years ago) link

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

calstars, Friday, 10 February 2017 17:37 (three years ago) link

"legit" sure

Nhex, Friday, 10 February 2017 19:47 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

coming to Steam!!!!!!!

thos beads (jamescobo), Friday, 3 March 2017 02:31 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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

Nhex, Friday, 3 March 2017 19:23 (two years ago) link

Karl Malone, Friday, 3 March 2017 19:25 (two years ago) link

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

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 3 March 2017 19:26 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

looks cool

Nhex, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 23:41 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

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

Nhex, Tuesday, 2 May 2017 05:10 (two years ago) link

it goes 24 hours without downloading an update?

The Real Remoaner (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 2 May 2017 05:50 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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

Mordy, Wednesday, 6 September 2017 22:44 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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 (two years ago) link

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

Nhex, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 19:49 (two years ago) link

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

calstars, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 23:30 (two years ago) link

doom? superhot?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:03 (two years ago) link

single or multi player pref?

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:50 (two years ago) link

Doom seems hectic and Superhot gimmicky

calstars, Thursday, 8 February 2018 01:10 (two years ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

slay the spire is on sale for $10

Mordy, Monday, 25 June 2018 05:00 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Thimbleweed Park is the free game on Epic this month. Yes please.

Next month is Slime Rancher, which I've definitely also had my eye on.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 22 February 2019 22:36 (one year ago) link

So disappointed I missed free Axiom Verge! I've had it on my steam list forever and haven't been able to justify the price

Dan I., Saturday, 23 February 2019 09:17 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Xbox Game Pass for PC is now a thing, $1/£1 for the first month then $5/£4 afterwards

list of initial games here
but includes Gears 4, Hellblade, Forza 4, Shenmue 1&2, Crackdown 3, Metro Exodus, Sea of Thieves, Wolfenstein 2 etc

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 9 June 2019 15:52 (eight months ago) link

forza horizon 4 definitely worth playing for a month on the cheap if nothing else

ciderpress, Sunday, 9 June 2019 15:54 (eight months ago) link

actually looking at the full list that's quite strong, lots of ciderpress-approved games on there

ciderpress, Sunday, 9 June 2019 16:21 (eight months ago) link

Only catch is having to play games on a PC, which is my nightmare at this point

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Sunday, 9 June 2019 16:25 (eight months ago) link

yeah i mean i've already played a lot of the good games on there and the rest are ones i'd rather have on switch so it's not for me but it's not a ripoff for the price is what i'm getting at

ciderpress, Sunday, 9 June 2019 16:26 (eight months ago) link

I thought this "Netflix of gaming" thing was what Stadia was going to be, their $10 sub for what, 4k streaming + Destiny 2? seems very lightweight in comparison

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 9 June 2019 18:15 (eight months ago) link

google had like 20-30 games in their launch lineup but it wasn't deep on good indie titles like this

ciderpress, Sunday, 9 June 2019 18:41 (eight months ago) link

yeh but those games were not part of the sub, apart from D2 you have to buy them to play them

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 9 June 2019 18:46 (eight months ago) link

oh i thought some of the games were included in the google sub. if the sub is just in place of having to own a pc or console rather than giving you the games then i can't imagine anyone already in the gaming ecosystem choosing google over microsoft for this sort of thing

ciderpress, Sunday, 9 June 2019 18:55 (eight months ago) link

yeh they are doing different things, but I can't see many people choosing stadia in the short term.
then again I'm installing the new windows 10 update so I can install the xbox app so I can download the games and ... it really is a pain in the ass!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Sunday, 9 June 2019 18:59 (eight months ago) link

im sure microsoft will get a similar stream to browser window thing off the ground alongside their new xbox

ciderpress, Sunday, 9 June 2019 19:30 (eight months ago) link

four months pass...

Anyone here on Humble Monthly? I'll use a referral link to sign up, want to get in before the price increase.

Nhex, Sunday, 27 October 2019 16:29 (three months ago) link

Yeah worth doing. Here’s mine:

JimD, Sunday, 27 October 2019 17:44 (three months ago) link

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