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Jupiter Hell

Jupiter Hell is a classic, turn-based roguelike set in a 90's flavored sci-fi universe. Set on the moons of Jupiter, the game pits a lone space marine against overwhelming demonic forces. Rip and tear zombies, demons and unmentionable monstrosities, using classic weaponry such as shotguns, chainguns, railguns and the trusty chainsaw. All to the shine of CRT monitors and the tune of heavy metal!

Benefit from classic roguelike turns with modern shooter sensibilities. Controls are immediate and accessible while retaining the back-end depth of a turn-based RPG.

Customize your character with new weapons, items and abilities gained as you progress through a permadeath-prone hell. Beat the game to unlock more difficult challenges rather than grinding to make the game easier.

Blast through procedurally-generated civilian sectors, military space bases and mining colonies on the violent moons of Jupiter. Every playthrough you’ll find new ways to experience familiar settings.

Jupiter Hell is built by ChaosForge, the team that’s been making top-down, cosmic hell roguelikes since 2002.



Hamsterdam

Hamsterdam is a a game where classic brawler mechanics meet rhythm and precision. You’ll need a blend of martial arts combos, quick reactions, and timely counters to survive vermin confrontations and boss battles. Swing, swipe and strike your way through the mean streets of Hamsterdam with frantic action, rhythm combos, and become one with the Hamster-Fu.

The once peaceful town of Hamsterdam is in danger! The vile chinchilla Marlo and his Vermin Gang are wreaking havoc and terrorizing the town. Enter our hamster hero, Pimm, who must harness his mightiest martial arts powers and kick tail through district after district, on a heart-pounding journey to take down the Vermin Gang, save his grandpa, and restore peace to Hamsterdam.



The Church in the Darkness

No one is forced to join a cult. It welcomes you. It understands you. It envelops you until the words become more than truth—they make you whole.

In the late 1970s, the charismatic Isaac and Rebecca Walker lead the Collective Justice Mission. Labeled radicals and feeling persecuted by the US government, they relocate their followers to the one place they believe they can create a socialist utopia: the jungles of South America. There they build Freedom Town. But relatives left behind in the US become worried: what exactly is going on at this compound in the jungle?

You play as Vic, an ex-law enforcement officer who has snuck into Freedom Town to check on their nephew, Alex. Whether you choose stealth or violence, you must infiltrate the commune, find out what’s going on within, and locate your nephew, before it’s too late.

The dynamic story of The Church in the Darkness changes every time you play. It's up to you to explore Freedom Town, figure out the shifting personalities and motivations of the cult leaders, and decide what to do.



Gear Puzzle: the inheritance of grandpa

“Gear Puzzle: the inheritance of grandpa” is a Steampunk puzzle game. The game tells a story about family secrets. Gamers play a teenager who has just returned home, but encounter strange things. Can you solve multiple puzzles and find hidden secrets in the family?



Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Emerge from the cosmic dark age of a fallen galactic empire to build a new future for your people. Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Age of Wonders series, bringing all the exciting tactical turn-based combat and in-depth empire building of its predecessors to space in an all-new, sci-fi setting.

Build your empire with one of six unique factions, ranging from the militant Vanguard to the dinosaur-riding Amazons and the cyborg-zombies of the Assembly. Progress through each faction’s missions using your wits, military strength and diplomacy, exploring planetary ruins and encountering other survivors as you unravel the history of a shattered civilization. Fight, build, negotiate and technologically advance your way to utopia in a deep single player campaign, on random skirmish maps, and against friends in multiplayer.



Metal Wolf Chaos XD

The country is in peril as President Michael Wilson defends the nation against a full-scale rebellion led by Vice-President Richard Hawk and the mechanized legions he commands. As the 47th President of the United States, it is your sworn duty to take your country back by any means necessary and end this unjust coup d'etat! Battle in your advanced mech - armed to the teeth - across iconic American landscapes including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Grand Canyon, and the front steps of the White House.

FromSoftware originally released Metal Wolf Chaos in December 2004, appearing exclusively on the original Xbox and only in Japan. The game went on to become somewhat of a legend as it was hard to acquire and even harder to play outside of Japan with most fans experience of the game through YouTube videos and the occasional screenshot. Devolver Digital and FromSoftware have partnered together with developer General Arcade to modernize Metal Wolf Chaos with updates to the game including upgraded visual fidelity, refined controls and gameplay, a new save system, and 4K + 16:9 support for modern displays.



Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure

Darkham, with its crooked gambrel roofs, dark alleys, and a past shrouded in secrecy, never really was a welcoming place, but nowadays? Kooky cults are popping up everywhere, and that most evil book, the Necronomicon, is spoken of in trembling whispers once more.

Detective Don R. Ketype is on the case to retrieve the mysterious evil tome, but unsuspecting librarian Buzz Kerwan stumbles upon it and accidentally transforms his cat, Kitteh, into a walking, talking abomination. Being humanized? Quite a downgrade.

Gibbous is a comedy cosmic horror game - a modern adventure that is classically inspired, features gorgeous HD art, detailed traditional animation, and a lengthy story that will see the three protagonists travel around the world and deal with abominations both cosmic and human-made, voodoo, and Things That Should Not Be. From Lovecraft Country to Transylvania, set off on a quest to get a very cynical cat to stop talking.



Wonder Boy Returns Remix

A Classic Arcade Masterpiece! Wonder Boy Returns Remix With High Definition Remake!

Boy, our protagonist is at the beach spending time with other girls behind his girlfriend Tina’s back. That was when Tina confronts him and Boy gets punished for his behavior. While being disciplined, a red devil suddenly appears out of nowhere and kidnaps Tina. “Hold on Tina! I will save you!!!”. In order to save Tina and repent for his mistake, our Boy sets towards for a difficult adventure…

A classic action masterpiece arcade game Wonder Boy has been remade into HD! Food is important for a primitive man! Collect all food before your health gets depleted, defeat all enemies, avoid all obstacles and head over to save Tina!



Electronic Super Joy 2

Electronic Super Joy 2 is a brutally hard platformer, set in a world of brain-smashing electronic music. Run, jump, smash, & slice your way through 55+ weird & different levels, with giant monsters, swarming missiles & secret areas.

Enjoy 4 brutally difficult Boss Fights, including stealing Mega-Satan's Butt, earning Slime-Daddy's love & murdering Santa Claus (he's gone insane & is eating all the reindeer).

Described as "Basically just Geometry Dash"
Mentioned by my Mom as "What's a video game?"
Quoted as being "Mostly about Butts!"



Anodyne 2: Return to Dust

Nano Dust infects the islanders of New Theland, distorting their emotions and desires. You play as Nova, a Nano Cleaner who must explore the island, seeking out the sick and shrinking inside their bodies to suction up the Dust.

Anodyne 2: Return to Dust combines the thrilling scale and cinematic storytelling of 3D games with the tight design and easy-to-pick-up satisfaction of 2D Zelda-like adventures. With art that re-imagines the PS1 and N64 era, explore 3D cities, valleys, and wastelands then shrink into the varied 2D mindscapes of characters, from snowy, aurora-lit valleys to perilous volcanic construction sites!



Dicey Dungeons

Become a giant walking dice and battle to the end of an ever-changing dungeon! Can you escape the cruel whims of Lady Luck?

In this new fast-paced deckbuilding roguelike from Terry Cavanagh (Super Hexagon, VVVVVV), Chipzel, and Marlowe Dobbe, you'll fight monsters, find better loot, and level up your heroes as you work together to take down the Goddess of Fortune, Lady Luck herself. Balance your carefully planned strategies against the unknown of a dice roll.



DARQ - Mor

Lloyd, you are dreaming, can't wake up and you will keep going deeper and deeper. Darq, a game where you will be stuck in a world of dreams AND nightmares, terrifying things hide in the shadows, horrors that will try to hunt you, your fear will be your worst enemy.

Darq is a side-scrolling platformer where things won't make any sense, perspectives are crazy, physics are not the same of our reality, movement is altered so you can walk in impossible ways, a dreamlike world where rules are completely different. Will you survive this nightmare, Lloyd?



Supaplex 3D

Supaplex is back, this time in 3D! Remade from scratch to appeal to a new generation of gamers, and for those who loved the original Supaplex.

For those who don't know about the original Supaplex, it used to be a popular Dos game that was developed in 1991. It was a difficult but rewarding game.
Many levels require you to think thoroughly before making any move. The main character is called Murphy, he is the red blob-like character you see in the pictures. His goal is to reach the exit of each level, in order to do this he must collect enough infotrons (colorful objects). However, in order to collect these objects you have to navigate through difficult puzzle-like levels where you have to think before you act. Making it a difficult but rewarding experience.



RAD

RAD is a 3D action rogue-like set in a post-post-apocalyptic world, where humanity has faced armageddon not once, but twice.

Playing as a teenage protagonist, you must venture into the Fallow — an ever-changing, radioactive wasteland filled with unknown and unspeakable creatures.

But humanity’s future comes at great personal cost, as the deeper you journey into unknown lands, the more you will expose yourself to gnarly toxins which will wreak havoc on your fragile human form.

The fate of the world depends on you, your trusty bat, and whatever strange new abilities you gain as the world around you ravages your body — twisting and mutating you into something far less than human, but far more powerful.

But forget all that — go grab that sweet bat and help save the world…or what’s remaining of it anyway!



Remnant: From the Ashes - The Queen

At a glance is best described as destiny division dark souls all semi mixed together with a few unique twist, firstly the loot, the aim is for all loot drops to be important so most items will feel/seem like a legendary youd find in other similair games, they will also contain things like weapons firing different or other such effects. the game world has 3 unique areas you can go to at any time and in the words of the dev "one time through the game you may face off against a dragon as the final boss in our Ruined City world, the second time through you may face off against a giant tree. Bosses, events, dungeons, layouts—all of these things are randomized each time you play, allowing you to replay the game without having to replay the exact same game." their is over 100 different monsters and 20 different bosses. the game also has an interesting mechanic where once you die you respawn at the last checkpoint but monster placement and what mobs they were will be entirely different to previous time. theiir is also up to 3 player co op



ONINAKI

Reincarnation is the foundation of our way of life. We celebrate the lives we’ve been given, and offer up prayers for the next.

It is grief of death which shackles the living, and causes the dead to stray. Indeed, there is no greater affront to reincarnation.

So do we turn our grief to joy as we send off the dead.

But the souls of those who held back their tears in life still need salvation in death. A duty that falls to the Watchers.

Their task is to guide the wandering souls known as the Lost, and serve as keepers of the Living World and the Beyond.

The Watchers sever the bonds that tie the Lost to this world, and send them on to the next. They navigate the emotions of the living and the dead. They prize life above all else.

This is the story of one Watcher.



Life is Strange 2 - Episode 4

Life is Strange 2 Episode 4 is part four of an all-new five-part story from DONTNOD Entertainment, the next stage of the award-winning Life is Strange series.



The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut

Hidden in the shadows, an evil has waited patiently. Until now. Who will face the darkness if not you? A heroic adventure featuring 50+ hours of gameplay, 350 speaking parts, a Legacy Mode for returning fans, and over 100 pieces of incredible music!

The Director’s Cut brings more character customization options, new items, new enemies, revised UI, and a free expansion dungeon.



The Dark Pictures Anthology - Man of Medan

The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of stand-alone, branching cinematic horror games featuring a multiplayer mode.

In Man of Medan, five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip that soon changes into something much more sinister...

Embark on a horrific journey aboard a ghost ship.

Experience your terrifying story with a friend online or go for safety in numbers with up to five players offline

All playable characters can live or die. The choices you make will decide their fate.

Who will you save?

Don't. Play. Alone.



Re:Legend

Washed ashore on Vokka Island without memories, you must start a new life and find ways to recover your lost memories.

In order to do so, you must first learn how to survive on the island by cultivating the land, befriending villagers, expanding the village and raising your very own magical creature known as "Magnus".

Venture around the land of Ethia where vokka island resides to reclaim your memories is no easy task as the world is filled with dangerous Magnus and threatening challenges.
Will you be able to survive and rebuild your own Legend in your new life? Your fate is in your hand!"



Blair Witch

It’s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…

Blair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.

From the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear, experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch.

With just your loyal dog Bullet by your side, navigate your way through a cursed forest that warps and distorts both time and space.

Stand against the horrors of the Blair Witch and the decaying sanity of a man burdened by his past.

As you delve deeper into the woods, how you react to danger and behave under pressure will ultimately teach you more about yourself.





The Dig

An asteroid the size of a small moon is on a crash course toward Earth, and only NASA veteran Boston Low has the expertise to stop it. Along for the ride are award-winning journalist Maggie Robbins and internationally renowned geologist Ludger Brink.

Once the wayward asteroid is nuked into a safe orbit, the trio conducts a routine examination of the rocky surface.

What they uncover is anything but routine.

Low, Brink and Robbins unwittingly trigger a mechanism that transforms the asteroid into a crystal-like spacecraft. The team is hurtled across the galaxy to a planet so desolate, Brink is moved to name it Cocytus, after the 9th circle of Hell in Dante’s inferno. The bleak landscape was obviously once home to a highly evolved civilization, with remnants of sophisticated architecture, advanced technology and an intricate network of underground tunnels.

But no Cocytans.

Who were the original inhabitants of this once rich empire-turned-wasteland? What are those apparitions that mysteriously appear from time to time? Why have Low, Robbins, and Brink been brought to this place? And how can Low keep his team from unraveling in the face of such uncertainty? To return to Earth, they must dig for answers, both on the planet’s surface and deep within themselves.

From the combined talents of LucasArts and legendary Steven Spielberg comes an epic adventure that plunges headlong into the very core of the unknown. And takes you with it.





Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Enhanced Edition

Get the achievement: Slayer of Bears​

In chapter 1, kill the bear in the Temple of the Elk with single level 2 character, playing on Hard difficulty or above.

People who have completed the challenge:​
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The best thing about August is that once its over we will finally get to the best month of the year. The second best thing is that there's Gamescom at the end of the month.
 

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Speaking of Nier, I'm making a backup of my PS3 copy as we speak to replay it in sweet, sweet 1440p/60 on my PC. Can't wait!
 
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Last year around this time I was planning my very first solo, and international, vacation. This year I've used up most of my PTO already trying to just keep my job... I was excited to finally start having a grasp of traveling and feels like it's not in the cards even twice in a row :p


At least I've got vidya games, with the occasional fan service splashed in, to keep my spirits up. I actually don't see a ton for me this month (rare) so I will continue to chip away at that backlog! Except I also bought the CKII bundle so that's a lie.
 

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Looking forward to Re:legend ea. The alpha did leave me a little disappointed, so I hope they improved it.

I dont want to pay 45€ for Oninaki, but I enjoyed the demo so I am still conflicted on it.

When is Greedfall coming out again, September?
 
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Wow, RPCS3 really makes adding games simple from a CFW PS3. Just add the ./GAMES directory to RPCS3 and it just... finds all of them, like that.
daaayum, nice

now if only it didn't require a monster rig to run anything (and would run games without major glitches)

guess we'll have to wait a few more years for that :(
 
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daaayum, nice

now if only it didn't require a monster rig to run anything (and would run games without major glitches)

guess we'll have to wait a few more years for that :(
If by monster rig, you mean "I was running it on my 6700HQ laptop a few years ago", then sure.

RPCS3 has come a long way - you'd be surprised.
 
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As always, great thread, and curse you for making it harder to save money :p

I was going to say the classic "new thread smell" but since people were talking about back pain in the other one (and I was just reading and nodding), I think is more appropriate to say:

New thread, same old people smell.
 

PC-tan

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Why is Crystar not featured? I'm sure some one here is bound to like it and there for recommend it
 
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Way too much this month. I still need to pickup Fire Emblem and now Crystar, Oninaki, Peach Ball and Astral Chain. My wife is going to kill me. Add all that plus September's releases and I, along with my wallet, are dead men walking.
 

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Downunder.
daaayum, nice

now if only it didn't require a monster rig to run anything (and would run games without major glitches)

guess we'll have to wait a few more years for that :(
I'm probably not the best person to vouch for it since my rig is somewhat decent (someone should bump that PC benchmarking OT), but as long as you're not greedy with the internal resolution scaling, the latest build of RPCS3 is actually pretty well optimized, especially if you have an NV GPU.

I'd even say it's still better optimised than Citra, while not quite at PPSSPP level, for example.
 
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Wait, Supaplex ? Holy crap...

For years we called our Amiga 500 the "pooplet" because that's what my little brother heard whenever I'd ask my father whether we could play Supaplex (supaplex... pooplet... it sort of makes sense if you read it with an Italian accent).
 

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daaayum, nice

now if only it didn't require a monster rig to run anything (and would run games without major glitches)

guess we'll have to wait a few more years for that :(
Well, I've played THPS Project 8 to completion with barely any glitch (and mine definitely isn't a monster rig!). THPS proving ground is also very playable!
 
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I'm probably not the best person to vouch for it since my rig is somewhat decent (someone should bump that PC benchmarking OT), but as long as you're not greedy with the internal resolution scaling, the latest build of RPCS3 is actually pretty well optimized, especially if you have an NV GPU.

I'd even say it's still better optimised than Citra, while not quite at PPSSPP level, for example.
Well, I've played THPS Project 8 to completion with barely any glitch (and mine definitely isn't a monster rig!). THPS proving ground is also very playable!
i'm running a 4770k with DDR3 and a 750Ti

Wait, Supaplex ? Holy crap...
you're welcome :)
 

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I'm probably not the best person to vouch for it since my rig is somewhat decent (someone should bump that PC benchmarking OT), but as long as you're not greedy with the internal resolution scaling, the latest build of RPCS3 is actually pretty well optimized, especially if you have an NV GPU.

I'd even say it's still better optimised than Citra, while not quite at PPSSPP level, for example.
Actually, with the Vulkan render AMD GPUs are perfectly capable as well. I'm using an OC'd Vega 56 @ 1440p and it's not breaking a sweat.
 
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As always, great thread, and curse you for making it harder to save money :p

I was going to say the classic "new thread smell" but since people were talking about back pain in the other one (and I was just reading and nodding), I think is more appropriate to say:

New thread, same old people smell.
Just wait until the insulin and prostate exams convos start popping up.
 

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Japanese companies and not knowing how the Internet works, name a more iconic duo.
I wish more of them modernized and started to offer better legal solutions to reading manga, because the current structure that manga publications are using may work in Japan but they don't really work for the rest of the world. I do like what Shueisha is doing since that is a big step in the right direction. They blame pirates when the issue is that their business model has not really adapted well to modern times, their business model is a lot better than the American comic book model at least (as far as I am aware). For those that are not aware Shueisha now offers a way for you to read their manga for free (ad supported) and also has a subscription service on top of that, want to read the lastest manga from Japan when it releases in Japan? Then pay a monthly fee and read those series other wise wait a month and read them for free. Which is better than having to wait months to buy the official English release. Maybe I am very wrong and some one that is much better versed in the manga industry can correct me. The business model of being able to read manga for free and paying to see the newest chapters is popular in Korea with webtoons and that business model has not collapsed (all though in that case you have to buy per chapter).



More importantly is there a thread on MC that focuses on manga? or is it mainly anime?