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What are you clicking on this weekend? Come tell us
7 June 2020 at 5:29 am UTC

I've been playing Cities Skylines, I knew that if I waited long enough the game would go on sale for real cheap eventually, and that finally came to pass recently on Humble Bundle.
I forgot how stressed out I get when playing city management games. The one thing I hate the most is managing traffic, no matter how many roundabouts I add, or how much I widen the lanes, or how many routes I add, there is always jams somewhere which slowly kill the cities I make.

Valve adds a 'Play Next' shelf in Steam to remind you of all those games you've never played
8 May 2020 at 12:36 pm UTC Likes: 6

Kinda fixed that particular issue by categorizing my games into 3 collections: Finished, Unfinished, and Unfinishable (typically multiplayer games or endless games like Tetris).
Has categorizing my games like this helped me in anyway towards finishing more games in my Steam library? Absolutely not.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
25 April 2020 at 9:39 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Cyril
Quoting: BotonoskiMan, I really need a proper upgrade, it's been years.
Still I can hardly justify an upgrade when it's a very stable system capable of playing all the modern titles I'm interested in.

So, why you need it? ^_^

Half-Lifr Alyx methinks.
My PC is probably capable of running the game, but is it capable enough to run it in a way that won't give me nausea? I doubt it.

Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates
25 April 2020 at 12:58 pm UTC Likes: 4

Man, I really need a proper upgrade, it's been years.
Problem is I kind of have to throw the baby out with the bath water here, I can't upgrade the CPU without getting a new motherboard, and I can't use my current RAM in a new motherboard. Plus the front IO on my case is borked, and while the PSU works, that's only due to a slightly hacky fix I did to it maybe a year ago.

Still I can hardly justify an upgrade when it's a very stable system capable of playing all the modern titles I'm interested in.

OpenTESArena - a modern game engine for The Elder Scrolls: Arena has a new release
7 April 2020 at 4:34 am UTC

Quoting: damarrinThis is so much fun! I missed Arena completely and started my TES adventure with Daggerfall. Which was equally amazing and terrible. Dungeons were glued together from pre-made sections and completely broken. I remember having to use cheats to open doors and progress as they just didn't work properly. Or maybe I was too stupid.

Anyway, I just spent 30 minutes walking around in this and it seems much better than Daggerfall as far as dungeons are concerned. A lot of things are working and even though there's no game there yet, it's already very impressive. Fantastic work!

Sometimes doors in Daggerfall's dungeons are locked and have to be lockpicked or bashed in with a weapon, and I think occasionally they have to be opened via a nearby lever disguised as a candelabra, and some doors blend in with the wall textures and the only hint there is anything there is a misaligned texture, and for some reason the game has teleporters that just look like brick walls, and there's the occasional lever that usually activates something nearby but other times seems utterly purposeless, and upon all that confusion is a liberal amount of bugs that can easily softlock the game.

Something about the labyrinthine dungeons in Daggerfall always sparked my imagination, like I always imagined that getting stuck in an underground sewer system would provide a similarly miserable and terrifying experience, with the exception of the part where my foot touches a tree branch and I fall into an endless void of course.

If you want more gore in the GZDoom and Zandronum engines try the 'Bolognese Gore Mod'
1 April 2020 at 10:22 pm UTC Likes: 5

Quoting: FaalagornI wonder how it works with things like The Adventures of Square :P
It didn't do much initially, but then I set Bolognese to it's "Always Gib" option and cranked the blood up and... uh, wow.

Here's another quick pick of some games currently free for you to pass the time with
21 March 2020 at 6:01 pm UTC

I feel kinda bad having all these interesting free games at my disposal that are absolutely deserving of my attention, but then ignoring them in favor of playing more Minesweeper.
No idea what the deal is with my recent Minesweeper addiction, it just makes me so angry that I can't help but constantly replay it.

BStone, a source port for Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold and Planet Strike adds a new OpenGL renderer
19 March 2020 at 1:25 am UTC

Quoting: Calinou
Quoting: aukondkThe upscaling works surprisingly well on these graphics. Wouldn't mind seeing it on a Wolf3D port (not sure which is the best these days)

ECWolf seems to be the go-to source Wolfenstein 3D port these days. It doesn't have OpenGL rendering though. It's all software rendering, which means it's slow at large resolutions like 1440p or 4K.

There's also a real good Wolf3d GZDoom Total Conversion. It's my preferred way of playing the game since it has the option to force Doom style movement, which prevents the game from causing me motion sickness.

Ubisoft games head to Stadia starting with The Division 2, The Crew 2 and Monopoly
12 March 2020 at 8:23 pm UTC Likes: 3

Never much liked digital versions of Monopoly, half the fun of that game is using made up rules that make the game last nearly half a day and pisses off the entire family as a result.

Freeablo, a modern cross-platform open source game engine for the original Diablo
8 March 2020 at 1:19 am UTC Likes: 1

I imagine this port will likely become the preferred one once the features exceed devilutionx.