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submitted 5 days ago by chloyster@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org

On time this time :)

Whatcha been playing! After uploading my 3ds spot pass data I've been on a wario ware gold binge, trying to complete all missions in the game.

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submitted 6 days ago by knokelmaat@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org

The format of these posts is simple: let's discuss a specific game or series!

Let’s discuss the Resident Evil series. What is your favorite game in the series? What is the first entry you ever played? What aspects do you adore about it? What doesn't work for you? Feel free to share any thoughts that come up, or react to other peoples comments. Let's get the conversation going!

If you have any recommendations for games or series for the next post(s), please feel free to DM me or add it in a comment here (no guarantees of course).

Previous entries: Polybius, Tetris, Telltale Games, Kirby, LEGO Games, DOOM, Ori, Metal Gear, Slay the Spire

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submitted 9 hours ago* (last edited 8 hours ago) by hydroptic@sopuli.xyz to c/gaming@beehaw.org

Todd produced something that's actually good‽

I've watched the first two episodes and I've really liked it so far. While FO4 as a game was OK at best (at least vanilla; Sim Settlements 2 is great fun), I've liked the art direction on it. I know the "chunky" look has been a bit… divisive, I think it looks suitably retrofuturistic and less drab than the earlier games, so it's fun that the show has really leaned into the style. The score by Ramin Djawadi is also really good, at times really reminds me of Ben Frost's and Marc Streitenfeld fucking amazing score for Raised by Wolves.

The dark humor and a somewhat quirky and sarcastic take on things is also very Fallout; it doesn't take itself too seriously, but is also surprisingly dark in many ways, and not just because it's postapocalyptic and bloody.

spoilers for first 3 epsThings like what Maximus did to whatstheirname, with the razor in the boot, and then what happened between him and Titus after the yao guai attack. It's like everybody's at least a little bit of an asshole and that there's not too many if any unambiguously "good" characters in the main cast.

Edit: did that axolotl-looking huge mutant with fingers coming out of its mouth drop loot when it died‽

All in all, it's been a really nice surprise that the show seems to have turned out well; my cynical old ass was definitely prepared for something worse, heh. How have you folks liked it?

(Oh and for the love of the gods and all that is fuzzy, please remember to use spoiler tags if you talk about plot points 😁 It's the second button on the right on the comment format bar.)

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submitted 11 hours ago by BevelGear@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org
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submitted 13 hours ago by DdCno1@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org

The cat is out of the bag and despite many years of warning before this and similar technology became widely available, nobody was really prepared for it - and everyone is solely acting in their own best interests (or what they think their best interests to be). I think the biggest failure is that despite there being warnings signs long before, every single country failed to enact legislation that could actually meaningfully protect people, their identity and their work(s) while still leaving enough room for research and the beneficial use of generative AI (or at least finding beneficial use cases).

In a way, this is the flip side of the coin of providing such easy access to cutting edge tech like machine learning to everyone. I don't want technology itself to become the target of censorship, but where it's being used in a way that harms people, like the examples used in the article and many more, there should be mechanisms, legal and otherwise, for victims to effectively fight back.

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submitted 1 day ago by DdCno1@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org

I would normally not link to a tweet, but it's from the YouTuber who is behind the global campaign that aims to prevent games companies from killing games people paid for:

https://www.stopkillinggames.com/

It seems that Ubisoft is either doubling down on deleting this game in order to throw a wrench into preservation efforts and activism (even though it'll achieve the polar opposite) - or that this was the plan all along and it's just blindly being carried out, bad optics be damned.

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submitted 11 hours ago* (last edited 11 hours ago) by hydroptic@sopuli.xyz to c/gaming@beehaw.org

Made by Per Bergland and, funnily enough, Max Tegmark.

There's also a slightly saner variant called Frac which is only 3D.

Also, anybody else find it a bit amazing that we can emulate DOS games in our frickin' browsers‽

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submitted 2 days ago by Gaywallet@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org
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In my quest to find awesome games that aren't well known, I came across StarSector a couple of weeks ago and I can't put it down. It is the same addition that I had with Factorio and Balatro in recent times.

However, when I started looking into it, I had already heard about it back in 2013/2014 under the name of Starferer and it was great to see that it was still being worked on.

What an amazing game/project as I'm sure many of you might agree. The lore, the gameplay and the atmosphere is great.

But I have to admit, digging my teeth into the mods for QoL and trying to get Java23 to game the game to work was as fun as the game.

My questions to you are:

  • How did you come across StarSector
  • A favourite moment while playing
  • What other games that you have played/heard come close to this?
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This might be a stretch but it's still a game. Does anyone know of a bike trainer program (hopefully at least half decent) that runs natively on Linux? I've tried getting Zwift to work through Lutris but have been unsuccessful.

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submitted 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) by chloyster@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org

Archive link: http://archive.today/6j2KZ

Also this news sucks 😭

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submitted 2 days ago by chloyster@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org
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submitted 1 day ago by Sunforged@lemmy.ml to c/gaming@beehaw.org

Actual review starts at 18:38.

For all the great things they have to say about the game their scoring is heavily impacted by being a channel for board games. I agree with pretty much everything they have to say, except the art has really grown on me and I am glad they went in a different direction from previous SW card games. The art feels as fresh as the gameplay.

And the gameplay is extremely good. FFG has announced that they have 3 additional sets already printed and an additional 6 ready to go. On top of that the tournament support makes organized play a priority for the game which I love as from what I can see WotC has been dropping that ball more and more as Arena has become more of their focus.

Have you played the game? Are you interested?

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submitted 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago) by sleepybisexual@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org

Its been a while since I played botw and totk, I want to get into similar open world games with good combat systems, any recommendations?

As for platforms, I need games that aren't too intensive, my PCs are kinda weak and my consoles are a switch and an emulator that does up to GameCube/ps2

This question proves how stupid I am lol

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Horn of Balance - an indie 2D zelda-like

I'm developing 'Horn of Balance', a 2D zelda-like featuring 12 non-linear dungeons, 2 interconnected worlds and a TON of secrets.

Right now, the project is live on Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hornofbalance/horn-of-balance) and we've almost hit the funding goal with just 24 hours left!

There's also a free demo on Steam (https://store.steampowered.com/app/2738140/Horn_of_Balance/) and Itch.

I'm happy to answer any questions you might have!

@gaming

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submitted 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago) by Hathaway@lemmy.zip to c/gaming@beehaw.org

This overhaul is the beginning steps of revamping the tutorials, and, hopefully, being much more beginner friendly. If you like space sims, this is one of the best times to give X4 a shot!

I would argue, a lot of the systems don’t take a TON to learn, but, they take a TON of time to get to some of them. It’s definitely not a “sit and play for 20 minutes” game.

Along with the tutorial upgrades comes some much needed graphical overhauls as well. Great game, great community, and lastly a small, fantastic dev team that’s been supporting the game for years.

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submitted 1 week ago by ace@lemmy.ananace.dev to c/gaming@beehaw.org
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submitted 1 week ago by chloyster@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org
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omg miku....

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submitted 1 week ago by nixnoodle@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org

Might be a long shot, but I've just started playing The Talos Principle 2 and remembered that I never got around to trying the free "Sigils of Elohim" game that was launched together with the first one. It seems like a neat game to play on my phone, but the only Play Store link I could find (here) seems to be taken down? Anyone know if it's available anywhere else and/or why it's not available anymore? I know there are lots of "Download APK free" sites around, but most of them seem really sketchy to me...

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submitted 1 week ago* (last edited 4 days ago) by DreitonLullaby@lemm.ee to c/gaming@beehaw.org

cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/28549378

(MAJOR UPDATE: ONLY 10 HRS REMAIN BEFORE SHUT DOWN AT TIME OF WRITING THIS UPDATE)

Hello everyone. For everyone who owns a 3DS, 2DS, or even a Wii U, I'm sharing this out to as many places I can think of, where the awareness can make an impact. Please read if you own a 3DS or Wii U at all, or know anybody who does:

The SpotPass servers by Nintendo will be shutting down on April 8th, 2024 (4PM PDT). The SpotPass Archival Project has been created by the 3DS and Wii U Homebrew modding community, to make sure as much SpotPass data as humanly possible is preserved for the foreseeable future and not lost forever in the coming few days. A huge amount of SpotPass content is essentially free DLC for various games and apps, and they could have been installed without your knowledge. They are not required for most games to play, but without their archival, many games will lose DLC content permanently and some features may no longer work. This archival project can only be made possible by the donations of any individuals owning a 3DS or Wii U (not a donation of money, but rather a donation of SpotPass data stored on your system)

This data can only be collected before April 8th. Any and all dumps made or sent after the end-date will be useless due to the nature of how the archive process works. The dump does not require you to have a modded or Homebrewed console, and can be done completely unmodded. All you need extra as an unmodded user, is a PC or laptop. There is also zero risk of having your console banned; so rest assured. The guides can be found here: https://spotpassarchive.github.io/#guides.

Update: For those who can't recall the difference, what we're archiving here is SpotPass, not StreetPass. The difference between the two are: StreetPass: Is a 3DS exclusive offline wireless tech which connects your 3DS to other systems and shares various bits of data with random people you pass on the street (in the real world). For example, in the game StreetPass Mii Plaza, the data sent to random passers are your Mii, along with your most recently played game, and your Mii can be played with in the various minigames that StreetPass Mii Plaza offers, and vice versa. SpotPass: Is an online wireless tech available on both the 3DS and Wii U. Unlike StreetPass, it does not connect to other 3DS systems directly, but rather connects to Nintendo's SpotPass servers online. The data sent could be anything from notifications, to in-game content. This is what we're archiving; not StreetPass data. Streetpass is not an online service, and thus does not lose content after April 8th; but SpotPass data will be lost after the 8th if it's not archived. Wikipedia article.

Even if you make the dump before April 8, and send it to them afterwards, the dump will be useless regardless, this is why we are frantically trying to spread the word about the project as quickly as possible, as there is a lot of data that is still going to go away permanently regardless of the efforts of this project. The data is stored offline locally on your 3DS and Wii U, so you may be confused as to why you can't just make the dump after the date. For a better explanation, here is a Discord message from the official Discord server which explains things. I am not a developer of the project, I'm just someone who is passionate about gaming and technology preservation, and wants to get this out there, and the 3DS was a wonderful part of my late childhood.

The data is going to be used by the developers to put towards developing a replacement for the SpotPass network, similar to what was done by the Homebrew community who created the Nintendo Network replacement, dubbed "Pretendo Network".

Even if you don't think you have much data on your system, please help dump it towards the archive as soon as possible (within the next couple of days), because you likely have some things you don't know about. The process does not require a modded console at all, and the official site here, has instructions for both users of modded consoles, and users of unmodded consoles. You can ask for help in the official Discord server of the project here and people will be very willing to help.

There are also many many niche, lesser known games, which have absolutely no data archived for them still to this day, so any help archiving them is vital. Thanks for reading, and I ask you to also share this out to as many people as you possibly can. Even if you don't own a 3DS or Wii U, please share this out to anyone you know who owns one, or even those whom you suspect might have one.

Edit: added some extra information, removed some no longer relevant information, fixed some typos, improved some wording slightly.

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submitted 1 week ago by chloyster@beehaw.org to c/gaming@beehaw.org

Apologies for being late on this. It completely slipped my mind! I drove across the country to continue moving stuff up north over the weekend, and just lost track of time I suppose. The threads here now! Expect another one on Sunday. ❤️

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