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  • No monthly highlights again, because Tizoc is a lazy butt




Empire of Sin

Empire of Sin is a new strategy game brought to you by Romero Games and Paradox Interactive that puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago. Slip into the shoes of one of the fourteen real and historically inspired mob bosses such as Al Capone, Stephanie St. Clair, or Goldie Garneau and assemble a rag-tag gang, build and manage your criminal empire, and defend your turf from rival gangs. It’s up to you to hustle, charm, and intimidate your way to the top and do whatever it takes to stay there - break a leg!

Choose one of fourteen unique bosses based on fictional and real-world gangsters, then set out to build and manage your criminal empire in Chicago’s infamous Prohibition era.

Build your Empire of Sin and run Chicago’s underworld economy with business savvy, brutality or city-wide notoriety. Strategically manage your establishments such as speakeasies, supply chains, casinos and more.

Assemble your gang and slug it out in turn-based combat to defend and expand your territory – or send a message to opposing gangs.



Chronos: Before the Ashes

Chronos: Before the Ashes is an atmospheric RPG that chronicles a hero’s lifelong quest to save their homeland from a great evil. Grow wiser, stronger and more powerful as you explore the depths of the mysterious labyrinth. But beware, the labyrinth takes a heavy toll – each time your hero dies, they lose a year of their life!

Refreshing combination of Adventure Game elements and RPG mechanics.

A variety of weapons, abilities and powers are available to the player in the pursuit of their quest.

Every time the player dies they age one year. Player’s must adapt to their advancing age as they progress their character; starting the game young, nimble and quick, and ending wise and more attuned to magic.



Sam & Max Save the World

Sam is a six-foot canine detective with a love of justice. Max is a hyperkinetic rabbity-thing with a taste for mayhem. Together, they're the Freelance Police. And they're about to save the world. Good to have you back, little buddy!

Now everyone's favorite dog and rabbity-thing are back in Sam & Max Save the World Remastered, a new version of their first season of episodic games that has been lovingly updated by a small group of the original developers with the blessing of Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell.

Return to the adventure game that was once called "gaming's first sitcom" and is today known as "the remaster you didn't know you were waiting for." With enhanced graphics, new widescreen and gamepad support, five new musical tracks, and the same brain-tickling puzzles and offbeat humor that won it IGN's Best Adventure GOTY award back in the day, Sam & Max Save the World Remastered is a modern classic that you'll love to play—or play again.
Now, let's go save the world...

It's just another day at the office for the self-proclaimed Freelance Police when the Commissioner calls in with a disturbing report: former child stars are running amok in the street! What starts as an open-and-shut case of idiotic vandalism balloons into an all-out conspiracy as Sam and Max encounter one miscreant after another who have been mysteriously hypnotized. (You can tell from the "spinny thing" they do with their eyes.)

Who's the source of this malfeasance, and what is their dastardly plan? Cracking this case will require Sam's nose for detective work, Max's lack of conscience, an assortment of inventory items, and a little help from neighbors Sybil Pandemik, Bosco, and Jimmy Two-Teeth. From Sam & Max's street to the White House lawn, inside the internet, and all the way to the moon, this baffling mystery gets weirder and funnier as it unfolds.



Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate

The Classic Roguelike Wanders Onto Steam!

Adventure with Shiren the Wanderer and his sidekick Koppa, the storytelling ferret, through a world filled with cunning monsters, deadly traps and countless treasure.

No two adventures are the same as you explore mystery dungeons that change each time you enter.

Learn strategies and skills to overcome what comes your way--you never know what's next!

Legend has it that Reeva, god of Destiny, holds sway over the past, present, and future. Said to dwell in the mysterious Tower of Fortune, Reeva decides the fates of all mankind with a trio of magic dice...

Lead Shiren The Wanderer and Koppa in their quest to conquer the Tower of Fortune!



Drawn to Life: Two Realms

The quirky Raposa and your drawn hero return in Drawn to Life: Two Realms, the next installment in the beloved franchise! You again take on the role of the Creator, unlocking the mysterious connection between the two worlds, and creating a Hero to save them both!

A brand-new Creation Tool expands the creative possibility with millions of colors, unique stickers, templates, new hero animations. Unlock additional Stickers to further customize and save out your unique Hero looks via the new “Outfit System”.

The story continues! Now that Mike is awake, a new human world is revealed. Travel between the Raposa and Human towns to uncover the mystery of the shadow and save Mike and his friends. The full cast of Raposa return, along with brand new characters to interact with!

Use the Book of Imagination to enter the mind and challenge Townspeople, Enemies and Raposa to resolve conflict and defeat the shadow. Utilize and place dozens of unique toys to score points based on your own imaginative solutions. Take control of your Hero and jump, spin, and ground pound your way through over 100 unique challenges!

A true continuation of the series, brought to life by many of the original developers. Enjoy over 50 new music tracks from the original franchise composer, a lush 2D world from the renowned original sprite artist, and continued story presented by the original Executive Producer of Drawn to Life, and Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter.



Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world, action-adventure story set in Night City, a megalopolis obsessed with power, glamour and body modification. You play as V, a mercenary outlaw going after a one-of-a-kind implant that is the key to immortality. You can customize your character’s cyberware, skillset and playstyle, and explore a vast city where the choices you make shape the story and the world around you.



Orwell's Animal Farm

In Orwell's Animal Farm, the animals have fought off their exploitative human masters. Now they're in charge. Assign their tasks, manage their resources, choose their laws, and direct their propaganda. Determine which of the animals will make sacrifices and which will be "more equal than others."

George Orwell's 1945 novella was a scathing critique of totalitarianism in the early days of the Soviet Union. Since then, it has spoken to people of many ideologies in countries around the world. It offers a powerful awareness of how power can be abused – and of how generation after generation seeks a more just and equal society, where the many do not suffer at the hands of the few.

Orwell's Animal Farm brings the familiar characters and situations to the medium of a game, and to the context of 2020. Depending on how you play, you may encounter situations very close to those in the book, or others influenced by events Orwell never lived to see.

Play it to explore a classic tale from inside. Play it to try your hand at running the farm – or because you dream of spreading Animalism across the world. Play it because you've always wanted to oversee a construction project by a herd of cows. Play it because Boxer deserved better.



Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is an action-packed, immersive experience set in World War II, where you step into the boots of an agent of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in war-torn Europe. A deep single-player campaign bursting with authentic detail takes you through historic events on land, air, and sea, sabotaging Nazi bases, subverting enemy plans, aiding the French Resistance, and partaking in the biggest moments of the war.

In addition to the rich narrative campaign, you’ll be able to hone your skills in challenging combat exercises, go deeper into the history with award-winning short films created just for the game, and test yourself against your fellow soldiers in explosive, fast-paced multiplayer matches. Multiplayer modes take place on numerous sites across Europe and feature competitive modes where you fight alone, with a team, or even scramble to plant and diffuse timed explosives.

You’ll need more than good aim to succeed in your mission. Use anything in the world as cover, throw back enemy grenades, swim from sinking ships, and dive out of burning airplanes. You’ll have to stay on your toes if you want to make it out alive. You’re not watching history, you’re experiencing it, like never before.



Spintires - China Adventure DLC

Surrounded by quaint rural villages, Spintires: China Adventure DLC takes you on a journey through the dense, muddy forests of Wusu Foshan National Park and over the steep, dangerous mountain ranges of the Dushanzi Grand Canyon.





BloodRayne 2: Terminal Cut

Enhanced and updated for modern systems by the game's original developers, this is the definitive edition of BloodRayne 2.

BloodRayne is a dhampir, born from the unnatural union of vampire and human. Blessed with the powers of a vampire but cursed with the unquenchable thirst for blood and a weakness to sunlight, Rayne is challenged with her most personal battle yet as she hunts down her siblings. They have banded together and pledged to carry on their father's legacy of creating a new era of vampire supremacy where humans are mere cattle.

With new acrobatic movements and rail sliding, fast-paced blade and gun combat, fatal finishing moves, more dhampir powers like time control, and an extensive combo system, BloodRayne 2 is a brutally satisfying continuation of the iconic series.





Yakuza: Like a Dragon

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Mor

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As madjoki reported in last month's thread, there's a ban wave currently on-going on Steam. Reason? not-legit games presumably using bots to boost their numbers and probably unlock, via exploiting the system, features such as cards.

List is potentially over 6 devs/pubs and 100 games among them.


You want to see an illustrated example of the trends detected last Saturday? Here you have a sample with 3 banned games that were detected the other day, please, check the curves and trends, very important to notice the pattern and why the bots suspicion.



Absolutely brutal,

THIS IS THE WAY! :dualbladesblob:
 

Arsene

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As madjoki reported in last month's thread, there's a ban wave currently on-going on Steam. Reason? not-legit games presumably using bots to boost their numbers and probably unlock, via exploiting the system, features such as cards.

List is potentially over 6 devs/pubs and 100 games among them.


You want to see an illustrated example of the trends detected last Saturday? Here you have a sample with 3 banned games that were detected the other day, please, check the curves and trends, very important to notice the pattern and why the bots suspicion.



Absolutely brutal,

THIS IS THE WAY! :dualbladesblob:
Bye bitch
 

Digoman

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Great thread as always!

Finally finished Halo 4 today. That's all of MCC (sp only) played. It says a lot about the Windows Store that I thought it was lucky that it actually deleted the files when I uninstalled the game :) . So ... is Microsoft really going to skip Halo 5 on PC?

And yeah,, this year instead of the usual "wow, the year it's almost over already??" I'm going with "fuc**** finally 2020 is almost over".... but not too loud to try not jinx anything because it's has been one terrible year... yeeesh.

So. here's hoping for a last month of the year without any more surprises.
 

QFNS

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This year flew by despite being complete shit in most respects.

Great thread as always.


I am knee deep in Yakuza: LAD, and just completed the story in Hades (does it really end tho?).

I should see if I can get the monthly achievement.
 
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lashman

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Great Thread, as per usual, @lashman !
thank you, as per usual :blobhug:

Looking forward to that Sam and Max Remaster. It looks really great, hope this could lead to new games long term.
same ... i played (and finished) the first season back in the day ... but i'll definitely replay it now (especially since it's enhanced)

and yeah, i really do hope they eventually get to make new games in the series ... or at least remake Hit the Road ... that would also be cool :)

Great thread as always.
thanks :D appreciate it

Fantastic new thread, as always.
thank you :blobhug:

And congrats on managing not to take the easy way out and having a cyberpunk reference in the title!
don't congratulate me ... congratulate NarohDethan :)
 

TioChuck

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Hey everybody, Just showing up to say that the year is almost gone and we somehow made It. I'm gonna most lurk for a few days cus' I Just had a cornea transplant and It is pretty hard to type right now, so please keep It up, and as always, thank you lashman for another amazing thread.
 
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lashman

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Hey everybody, Just showing up to say that the year is almost gone and we somehow made It. I'm gonna most lurk for a few days cus' I Just had a cornea transplant and It is pretty hard to type right now, so please keep It up, and as always, thank you lashman for another amazing thread.
no, thank YOU! :blobhug:

and get well soon! :)
 

Gizmo

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I am ending November, starting December with Nep Nep.

I am already infected by how cute this game is, Nepu Nepu!

new thread smell :face-with-tears-of-joy:

also, gizmo probably completed the monthly challenge
I did :photoblobheart:



New month, New thread... Let's Dance!

This song is infectious.

Ohayo, Ohayo, Ohaaaaaiiiaaao. Yubi Yubi Yubi!
 

Kyougar

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Empire of Sin

Empire of Sin is a new strategy game brought to you by Romero Games and Paradox Interactive that puts you at the heart of the ruthless criminal underworld of 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago. Slip into the shoes of one of the fourteen real and historically inspired mob bosses such as Al Capone, Stephanie St. Clair, or Goldie Garneau and assemble a rag-tag gang, build and manage your criminal empire, and defend your turf from rival gangs. It’s up to you to hustle, charm, and intimidate your way to the top and do whatever it takes to stay there - break a leg!

Choose one of fourteen unique bosses based on fictional and real-world gangsters, then set out to build and manage your criminal empire in Chicago’s infamous Prohibition era.

Build your Empire of Sin and run Chicago’s underworld economy with business savvy, brutality or city-wide notoriety. Strategically manage your establishments such as speakeasies, supply chains, casinos and more.

Assemble your gang and slug it out in turn-based combat to defend and expand your territory – or send a message to opposing gangs.
Is it like the old Omerta game from kalypso?


Yay! Great thread as always lash! :photoblobheart:

Also the month where I spend way too much on gifts. Though I have a feeling a few folks would argue I already do that. :LOL:

But they'll never see it coming.

 

yuraya

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November flew by really fast :confounded-face:. At least its finally time for Cyberpunk.

Also almost 24 million concurrent for Steam the other day. Don't even know what the record is with covid and all the lockdowns this year..but its probably up there. 25 million for winter sale?
 
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Yay, new thread! Thanks lashman!

I was originally looking forward to Cyberpunk, but the amount of "celebrities/internet personalities" included in the game has put me off. I'll probably get it on launch anyway because of RTX. :p

Is a new doom expansion releasing this mo th?
I'm assuming you're talking about Doom Eternal? Ancient Gods Part 1 was released in late October. Part 2 is sometime next year. Eternal's switch port is releasing this month, on the 8'th.
 
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Tizoc

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Yay, new thread! Thanks lashman!

I was originally looking forward to Cyberpunk, but the amount of "celebrities/internet personalities" included in the game has put me off. I'll probably get it on launch anyway because of RTX. :p


I'm assuming you're talking about Doom Eternal? Ancient Gods Part 1 was released in late October. Part 2 is sometime next year. Eternal's switch port is releasing this month, on the 8'th.
No wait
It is cuz of john romero
I just had my.morning tea so my brain is fired up :v
It looks like everyone but me has played Yakuza 7 so it became the monthly challenge. :pensive-face:
I do not own yakuza 7 either
Lashman revealing the true colours of this forum's rich and priviliged through this challenge!
 
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