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Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+ comes to PC, works on Steam Deck / Linux
27 May 2022 at 6:48 pm UTC

QuoteNot that I'm any good at it mind you, or that I've ever personally played one in the series before but I tried it for science.

Oh Liam... I bet you are just being modest. For some reason, I have always thought of you as a master of the rhythm game genre. I am thinking that might you might take a break from Deep Rock Galactic and do a Twitch broadcast of your rhythm game skills using Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+. I bet the viewership for the broadcast would exceptional! I, for one, would definitely be in attendance.

Retro-styled 3D racer Super Indie Karts gets a new 'Mission Mania' mode
31 January 2022 at 8:58 pm UTC

At first glance, this game reminds me of one of my favorite DOS games from Apogee Software called Wacky Wheels. The mechanics of the game were simple, but game play was quite addictive. When I did a search, I was surprised to find that Wacky Wheels was still available and on Steam.

Super Indie Karts is definitely a significant improvement over Wacky Wheels, but the game still has a ways to go to match the free and open-source SuperTuxKart.

Humble Bundle decides you need another launcher for parts of Humble Choice
11 January 2022 at 10:04 pm UTC Likes: 6

Humble Choice is leveling up next month!
https://blog.humblebundle.com/2022/01/11/humble-choice-is-leveling-up/

Kudos and props to the Humble Bundle Marketing Team. They did a good job of making a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Not sure they are fooling anyone, but still an excellent effort!

For Humble Choice Classic Subscribers, this is a significant downgrade in so many ways.

For the "non-classic" Humble Choice Subscribers, we will see how this all shakes out. I am not horribly optimistic.

The four concerns that I have are:
1. How many games will be offered each month; since they are not guaranteeing there will be 10 games?
2. Are the games going to be of an equal or higher quality than the games offered previously?
3. How many "Epic, Origin, GOG, etc." keys will be offered in each month's bundle?
Personally, I want Steam games and nothing else.
4. How will access to the Humble Games Collection work out for Linux users?

VAXEE offer up some really great mice, thoughts on the VAXEE Outset AX
29 December 2021 at 6:45 pm UTC

I have been looking for a mouse to replace an older Razer DeathAdder (v.1). Been a long-time user of Razer products. Got started back when they sponsored the Cyberathlete Professional League in the late 90s. Have been a loyal customer, but my enthusiasm has waned over the years. I have a friend that played in CPL and had Razer as a sponsor. Several years ago I discovered that he had moved away from Razer mice/keyboards and was using Corsair/Logitech products. Razer products have a good deal more competition now and the quality of the keyboards and mice has deteriorated. I have tried several different companies, but I like the look of this mouse. Ordered one yesterday.

Loop Hero from Four Quarters hits a million sales
10 December 2021 at 5:42 pm UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: Purple Library GuyThere's something I'm not understanding. Apparently,

Quote
your character automatically walks around and engages in battle with various creatures.

So like, what do you do?

Good Question!

One of the many great aspects of this game is that you can "play it your way". You can configure the your character's movement mode in a number of ways. At the beginning of the game a randomly generated loop (circular shaped path) is created. As you move around the loop, you encounter mobs. The types of mobs spawned depends on the path and adjacent tiles. You can configure the game so that your character pauses at:

1. The beginning block of the loop
2. After each mob encounter
3. Only after the user presses a designated key

Using the final method, people have created "Endless Loops". This is accomplished by strategically placing tiles so that their character is continuously looping and collecting resources/XP. I have over a 124 hours in this game and never quite got an endless loop that I felt confident in running.

I agree with all of the comments of @eldaking and @pleasereadthemanual and would highly recommend it to any gamer that enjoys this genre of game.

1047 Games raise $100 million to continue Splitgate development
14 September 2021 at 9:30 pm UTC Likes: 1

QuoteIt's not surprising that they're seeing people or companies with lots of cash to burn jump at them, as it has been incredibly popular. However, at least on Steam though, it's already very clearly past the peak with online player numbers dropping pretty steadily over the last few weeks.

Over the last couple weeks I have noticed fewer Steam players playing Splitgate. This makes me wonder if this might be somewhat related to this guide I found online:

How to win against controller players (General idea of it)

This Steam guide explains how to do better against players that are using controllers since, according to the author: ... everybody is complaining about controller players and their "aim assist".

I do not have much insight into this since I use keyboard and mouse almost exclusively.

Scarlet Hollow Episode 2 due out in early June, play the first episode free
16 May 2021 at 5:59 pm UTC

Just completed a playthrough of the first episode. Nice of Black Tabby Games to give this first installment away for free. The characters, dialog, game progression and artwork are fantastic. I know many people do not like this game genre; but if you have ever enjoyed playing a visual graphics novel, you will enjoy this one.

Comedy point & click adventure Lucy Dreaming is up on Kickstarter, do try out the demo
28 April 2021 at 6:09 pm UTC Likes: 1

1. Husband and wife development team.
2. Channeling Monty Python.
3. Lucasfilm/LucasArts inspired (e.g., Manic Mansion).

Pledged!

Steam Game Festival is now called Steam Next Fest, returning June 16
24 March 2021 at 9:48 pm UTC Likes: 2

I enjoyed the last Steam Festival. I always have liked the "try before you buy" model. Much of the time watching a "trailer" (i.e., advertisement) for a game gives me almost no feel for whether I will enjoy playing a game or not.

I also like the criteria that they have established to determine which developers are eligible. Helps to separate the wheat from the chaff.

I would guess that this means that the Steam Summer Sale will occur shortly this event. I need to start saving my loose change now.

Loop Hero is another success story with over 500K sales, much more to come to it
12 March 2021 at 5:00 pm UTC Likes: 1

I Need Help! ... I can't stop scooping the Loop!

Very addictive and enjoyable game. The mechanics and strategy of this game (e.g., tile placement) was quite a mystery when the game was first released and the Steam Guides were extremely limited. This has changed significantly in the last week. Knowing the tile placement combos and their effects is essential to quickly acquiring resources and advancing your progress in the game. I have also found the Reddit Loop Hero Community to be extremely helpful.