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The weekend chat - what have you been playing?

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The ending of another week is just about here, ready to begin anew. Before Monday comes knocking, it's time for the usual GOL community chat post.

For us over here at GOL, there's been plenty of Left 4 Dead 2 while we wait for the upcoming community expansion with The Last Stand. Our streamer Sin has been doing a bunch live on our Twitch Channel and it's been absolutely hilarious. Left 4 Dead 2 released around 11 years ago and it holds up incredibly well. Still hugely popular overall too, with it regularly pulling in close to around 20K players each day.

Personally, I've been torn between a few titles lately. Colmen's Quest turned out to be a pretty great turn-based RPG that sucked me in but looking after the bees in APICO has been absolute joy that I'm seriously excited to see what the developers do with further development to APICO. I've also attempted to learn some game development with GDevelop, which is a surprisingly versatile tool. You can really get going quickly with 2D games on it. I'm also personally very much looking forward to seeing Songs of Syx release in just over a week on September 21, bringing in another interesting city-builder with some grand strategy elements.

Over to you in the comments: what have you been playing? Is it good, is it terrible? Unload your thoughts.

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iAlwaysSin 13 Sep
Left 4 Dead 2 is an amazing game, had way too much fun with it to be honest.
tmtvl 13 Sep
Played nandgame. It's basically an HTML5 game version of the book The Elements of Computing Systems. Well, of the first 3 or so chapters anyway.
Also switched my applications and WM from a dark to a light theme.
axredneck 13 Sep
Dead City Breakthrough mod for S.T.A.L.K.E.R;
some Duke Nukem 3D wads mods: Borg Nukem, New Encounter;
Hellbound wad for Doom 2 (with GZDoom)
Tchey 13 Sep
Wildermyth, i played a new 3 chapters campaign and i’ll start a 5 chapters campaign soon with the legacy system.

Necromunda, runs well via Proton Eggrolls, and it’s fun enough to ignore the issue for now, but in mid/long term updates will be needed.
omicron-b 13 Sep
SUPERHOT. It's the most innovative shooter I've played in years.
scaine 13 Sep
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A bit of Left for Dead 2 with Sin & gang on stream, but otherwise, I'm still horribly addicted to Dreamgate. I've been laid down with the cold recently, so no VR for me for a while!
Romlok 13 Sep
Hellpoint. AFAICT the first real 3D souls-like we've had with explicit Linux support, and as such it's my first such souls-like. I'm really loving it, so am super glad this got a native release. 46 hours in I'm still exploring the world, and haven't finished my first run yet!
buono 13 Sep
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It's been mostly Red Dead Redemtion II. My daughter persuaded me to get it, and it has been a massive pleasure to play.
The great pity is that we cannot have a multiplayer game as that is sadly broken on linux.

I have also been logging in for a few Wargames in Interstellar Marines - scary robot time :). There are usually a couple of players around to team up with and a nice bunch they all seem to be.

Hope you get over your cold @scaine, VR is no fun is you have to keep blowing your nose.
Alm888 13 Sep
It was mostly "X4: Foundations" for me, plus a little bit of "The Coma: Recut" (gotta finish mapping all loot, note locations and routes on my custom map :) ).
I've been sucked in Control. The game starts a bit slow but quickly becomes interesting after the first "boss". From a technical aspect it's quite good with the exception of a few random crashes here and there, which mostly occurs on Nvidia.

The game is also sensitive to alt tabbing and tends to crash if switching multiple times, so if you're gonna play it just sit there and enjoy the game, forget multi tasking.

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