Community MetaSteam | December 2020 - Empire of Doom

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Wok

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23 bundles at the moment, gotta be a record for Humble to have so many bundles at the same time
Yes, and I would like to add that I hate the way they appear in a seemingly random order, and last for a different amount of time.
It makes it harder to track the new ones.

 
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fantomena

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Saw I wrote "in my city " in my post about landslide. Just wanna say I miswrote, I don't live there (never lived there), so Im tanksfully fine. Really sad for everyone who lost their homes.
 
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Jim_Cacher

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■ Kadokawa Games

Yoshimi Yasuda


Keywords for 2021: “Release a new title and a remastered title.”

Ambitions for 2021: “For the past two years, I’ve been working as hard as I can with the God Wars development team, which I direct, on the production of new and remastered titles. We’re currently developing three titles, two of which will be announced in 2021. And if possible, we’ll release those two titles as well. It’ll take a bit more time, but please look forward to them.”

What’s New: “The God Wars team is becoming a development studio with quite the number of people. We’ve recently been even more revitalized with the addition of newcomers and veteran developers alike, and the team atmosphere is quite good. We’ll deliver some good stuff with this staff.”
Remastered title from Kadokawa... Lolipop Chainsaw?!

Also other notable things:
■ Inti Creates

Takuya Aizu


“We have Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 in the works, as well as three new titles in development, so please look forward to their announcements.”
Fumihiko Yasuda

“We’re preparing to announce several new titles from Team Ninja in 2021, so please look forward to them!”
 

Kvik

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Downunder.
I feel like playing another classic, so I booted up Chrono Trigger again last night to spend a bit of time with it. I haven't touch it since its release apart from messing around with mods for an hour or two, but after spending about 8 hours with it overall, it seems OK. Well, sort of. For the most part, it contains the improvements from the DS version with a few blemishes:

  • Supported resolutions topped at 1080p. I had to use Lossless Scaling to integer scale it from 720p to 1440p so it won't look blurry.
  • The latest update removed most of the mobile UI, but the font didn't scale well. There used to be a mod which allows us to replace the font, but the latest update seems to have broken it.
  • Parallax scrolling looks a bit off, somehow. Looks like it's still using the upscaled textures instead of the original ones, maybe?
  • There's a bit of delay in post-battle summary when tapping the confirm button quickly to exit the scene.
  • The tutorial in Mayor's House in 1000 AD is still tailored for the DS version. It may be irrelevant for us who have played CT for the umpteenth time and/or already familiar with RPG systems, but it still shows a lack of care for PC players.
  • In 3200 AD there used to be a robot NPC which allows us to change the perspective during the racing minigame. It's missing in this version.


I'm sure I'll pick up more of these stuff as I progress through the game but for now, it's definitely a better experience, especially with mods. Personally, I used the SNES (Woolsey) translation, Orchestral Music Mod and Chrono's name mod.
 

Amzin

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I actually just finished another game at the almost last minute here for 2020, Manifold Garden. It probably would have been on my top 5 list but still not my GOTY. Didn't expect to get through it today. It's quite brilliantly designed, one of my favorite puzzle games for sure.
 

Wok

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I have finished Spelunky 2 during a daily run:
  • once in October,
  • twice in November,
  • 7 times in December (including 2 runs in which I have skipped the final boss, reached World 7 and died there).
There is a clear development. I wonder if I will manage to beat World 7 in 2021.
Manifold Garden. It probably would have been on my top 5 list but still not my GOTY.
In case you want to edit your top 5, we can talk about it in private messages.
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Motorbike Racing games are in my top 5 "Genre's Of Games That I Am Totally Shit At", right next to Footy games.
I can never get the hang of moving my balance point around with the sticks. I've just accepted that i am garbage at them.

Tonight for New Year's Eve i'll be staying in and probably playing games or watching something online. My prep for the New Year is to possibly tidy up and vacuum my room and then get Ring Fit Adventure set up on the downstairs TV. I did food shopping yesterday so i'm ok for the next few days. Kinda boring reallu but given how this year has been i could honestly do without any drama as it would be ramped up to 11 probably.
 
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fantomena

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According to XboxEra.com forums, rumors are saying Inxile big AAA RPG is in the Steampunk genre and MS is pouring lots of money into it.

Also it seems like almost every Xbox games studio has multiple teams so MS will be firing on all cylinders. Just from Ninja Theory there will be Hellblade 2 the second announced game called Project Amara (I read it was a horror game?).
 

kafiend

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What's everyone's plan for NYE/NYD? Seems like a quiet one in my neighbourhood at least.
From Cornwall in the UK here and we were in tier 1 right through until December, so had a quiet meal booked for me, the wife and my mum. We will be in tier 3 from midnight so its gone wrong inside a month. As a result for us today the restaurant doing takeaway only. So stay home and act/be normal :)
 

Kvik

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2021 is OK so far, I guess - not much to report.
It's a weird NYE for sure. The weather is cold for a summer night. Due to COVID we don't even have a barbeque in the local community centre anymore. And obviously, there's no house party behind my house (they always have one every NYE for the past ~5 years or so).

Yet I can hear the sound of fireworks, so people are celebrating, somewhere.
 

ISee

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Staying at home for New Year's Eve.
Bought a bunch of sushi for diner and we will watch Tenet.

Was a hard year for everybody, but we nearly made Meta.

Take care you all and "Guten Rutsch, Good slide into into the new year."
(That's what we say over here).

10h to go here. I'm sgining out for 2020. See you all next year. 💖

 

Wok

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I barely missed the low-scorer achievement. It is one of the rarest cheevo, and I did not think that I would get close to it any day soon.



One gets $100,000 by beating the boss. I missed the achievement, because a UFO exploded in one of the levels leading to the boss and I received $450.

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Li Kao

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What's everyone's plan for NYE/NYD? Seems like a quiet one in my neighbourhood at least.
More or less a repeat from Christmas Eve. Diner with my mom, too much drinking, headache and insomnia until ungodly hours like 5 or 7 am.
This time I will try to read several comic books while waiting for sleep to come.
 

Panda Pedinte

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There are some info about Hollow Knight: Silksong there

  • More varied areas to start out with, beginning in Moss Grotto and then going into the lava-moated ‘boneforest’ area, which was cut from the first game
  • Cancel out of mantling animations to gain height faster
  • Hornet can travel faster and is more acrobatic than Knight
  • Many early enemies and falling hazards now give out two hits to the health bar
  • Difficulty intended to be around the same as the first Hollow Knight
  • There are around 100 different benches that come out of the floor when approached that act as save spots

TBA :cryingwhyblob:
 
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