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  • Any and all credit for the concept of these threads goes to the amazing MRORANGE!




Wargroove

Take to the battlefield with Wargroove, a strategy game for up to 4 players! Choose your Commander and wage turn-based war on battling factions. Design and share maps, cut-scenes and campaigns with easy-to-use editors and in-depth customization tools!​

Command an army, customize battlefields, and challenge your friends, in this richly detailed return to retro turn-based combat!​

When war breaks out in the Kingdom of Cherrystone, the young Queen Mercia must flee her home. Pursued by her foes, the only way to save her kingdom is to travel to new lands in search of allies. But who will she meet along the way, and what sinister challenges will she face?​



Helheim - The Queen

Helheim is a cross of bullet hell and hack n slash with a new take on bullet hell mechanics, you play as Hela the true goddess of death, with your sword in hand you will have to either dodge bullets or use your sword to deflect them back, collect secret runes to upgrade your powers. the game takes place across a unique landscape of Helheim.​



GOD EATER 3

Set in a post-apocalyptic setting, it’s up to your special team of God Eaters to take down god-like monsters devastating the world. With an epic story, unique characters, and all new God Arcs and Aragami, the latest evolution in ACTION is here!​

Rise Above a World of Desolation​

The latest entry in the hugely popular God Eater action series is here!​



Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm

In Gathering Storm, the second expansion to Civilization VI, the world around you is more alive than ever before.​

Chart a path to victory for your people by developing new advanced technologies and engineering projects and negotiating with the global community in the World Congress on critical issues.​

The choices you make in the game will influence the world ecosystem and could impact the future of the entire planet. Natural disasters like floods, storms, and volcanoes can pillage or destroy your Improvements and Districts – but they may also refresh and enrich the lands after they pass.​

In addition to these new systems, Civilization VI: Gathering Storm introduces eight new civilizations and nine new leaders. Seven new world wonders can be constructed, as well as a variety of new units, districts, buildings, and improvements.​



JUMP FORCE

Create your own avatar to fight alongside the most powerful Manga heroes in an original Story Mode, or head to the Online Lobby to challenge other players and discover lots of modes and activities.​

The most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire humankind.​

Create your own avatar and jump into an original Story Mode to fight alongside the most powerful Manga heroes from DRAGON BALL Z, ONE PIECE, NARUTO, BLEACH, HUNTER X HUNTER, YU-GI-OH!, YU YU HAKUSHO, SAINT SEIYA and many others.​

Or head to the Online Lobby to challenge other players and discover lots of modes and activities.​



Far Cry New Dawn

Dive into a transformed vibrant post-apocalyptic Hope County, Montana, 17 years after a global nuclear catastrophe. Lead the fight against the Highwaymen, as they seek to take over the last remaining resources.​

Dive into a transformed vibrant post-apocalyptic Hope County, Montana, 17 years after a global nuclear catastrophe.​

Join fellow survivors and lead the fight against the dangerous new threat the Highwaymen, and their ruthless leaders The Twins, as they seek to take over the last remaining resources.​



Devotion

Devotion is a first-person atmospheric horror game depicting the life of a family shadowed by religious belief. Explore a 1980s Taiwan apartment complex lost in time gradually shift into a hellish nightmare. Delve into the vows each member of the family has made, and witness their devotion.​

From the creators of the IndieCade Journey Award winner Detention, Red Candle Games brings you a story Inspired by East Asian folk culture. Devotion is a first-person atmospheric horror game depicting the life of a family shadowed by religious belief. Explore as a 1980s Taiwan apartment-complex lost in time gradually shift into a hellish nightmare. Delve into the vows each member of the family has made, and witness their devotion.​



Yakuza Kiwami

SEGA’s critically-acclaimed entry that started a legend. Become Kazuma Kiryu, an up-and-coming yakuza who takes the fall for the murder of a crime boss, only to emerge from prison ten years later to a changed world. Remastered from the ground up, now in 4K and uncapped framerates on PC.​

1995, Kamurocho… Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, takes the fall for the murder of a crime boss to protect his sworn brother, Akira Nishikiyama, and his childhood friend, Yumi.​

2005… Akira Nishikiyama has become a changed man. Yumi is nowhere to be found. Ten billion yen has gone missing from the Tojo Clan's coffers, putting the organization on the brink of civil war. And Kazuma Kiryu is released from prison to a world he no longer recognizes.​

With enhanced gameplay, an expanded cinematic story, the return of the battle styles from Yakuza 0, more nightlife spots, and re-recorded audio by the series cast, Yakuza Kiwami is the ultimate and most “extreme” version of the original vision of the series, now optimised for PC with 4K resolutions, uncapped framerates, customisable controls and ultra-widescreen support.​



STEINS;GATE ELITE

STEINS;GATE ELITE follows a rag-tag band of tech-savvy young students who discover the means of changing the past via e-mail using a modified microwave. Their experiments in pushing the boundaries of time begin to spiral out of control as they become entangled in a conspiracy surrounding SERN, the organization behind the Large Hadron Collider, and John Titor, who claims to be from a dystopian future.​



Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions

Welcome to Glass Masquerade sequel - an artistic puzzle game inspired by stained glass artisans and Wonderland depictions of the 20th century. You need to combine hidden glass pieces to open misty portals of illusions across a tangled mind.​



DiRT Rally 2.0

DiRT Rally 2.0 dares you to carve your way through a selection of iconic rally locations from across the globe, in the most powerful off-road vehicles ever made, knowing that the smallest mistake could end your stage.​

You will need to rely on your instincts with the most immersive and truly focused off-road experience yet, including a new authentic handling model, tyre choice and surface degragation. Power your rally car through real-life off-road environments in New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the USA, with only your co-driver and instincts to guide you.​

Race on eight official circuits from the FIA World Rallycross championship, complete with licensed Supercars and support series.​
Develop your team and cars around race strategies, and progress through a varied selection of Events and Championships in both a single player Career Campaign and a competitive online environment.​



Trials Rising

Explore over-the-top action and physics-bending motorcycle racing in the latest opus of the Trials franchise. All new features, more competitions and more tracks means new challenges.​

Ride challenging tracks around the world – from the Great Wall of China and New York City to the Eiffel Tower and everywhere in between.​

With the new hilarious Tandem Bike, get your friends and try to control one bike with two riders.​

From your local backyard to worldwide stadiums, defeat all your opponents online and rise to glory.​

Create and share unique levels in Track Central using over 10 000 items available. Possibilities are endless - and so is the fun.​



Ape Out

Ape Out is a wildly intense and colourfully stylized smash ‘em up about primal escape, rhythmic violence, and frenetic jazz. Build up nearly unstoppable momentum and use your captors as both weapons and shields to crush everyone on your procedurally generated path to freedom.​

Embrace bold colours and a dazzling perspective as you rush through tight corridors, open areas, and twisting labyrinths on a mad dash for freedom. Overcome all manner of human opposition, nefarious traps, and breakable obstacles to find each exit and escape captivity.​

Unleash your primal instincts and incredible strength to overpower your captors. Hold them steady to create a human shield, smash their feeble bodies into walls, or throw one into another in a violent explosion of humanity.​

Find your rhythm in the chaos as a dynamic soundtrack of drums, cymbals, and decapitations drive the action to the edge of mayhem.​





METAL SLUG

The very first title in SNK’s legendary 2D run & gun action shooting game series where it all began.​





Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Get the achievement: Shadow​

Finish the game without being detected.​

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Aah sweet fresh thread smell. :D
Yeah.

:wd_heart:


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In other news, I'm still missing one of the Ace Combat 7 DLCs, the one that was supposed to be a pre-order bonus, but is now part of the launch edition, which is granted to all purchases until early March.
I bought the Deluxe edition from Voidu, and didn't get it. I've seen people who ordered from Fanatical, and the Razer game store, and didn't get it either.

Hopefully they will fix this soon. :confused:
 

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I'm happy Ape Out is finally coming out. I remember playing it at a E3 or a PAX three years ago and being told "it'll be out soon".

It's good people smashing into walls fun.
 

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Metal Slug? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

I'ma start that sucker after lunch then it's straight into Hard West.

If you have the game via Humblebundle.com at least, I'd recommend playing the ROM using an emulator of your choice such as Final Burn Alpha, MAME or through RetroArch

While I'm at it, I should also get around to playing Wild Guns this month.

How come I'm the only Computer Cowboy on here? Where yo stylish cowboy hats or sombreros?!
 

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This month seems very busy, always good.
Dunno what I'll play beside Yakuza Kiwami though.

But since I forgot:

-Finished Pillars of Eternity 2.
Loved it in general, lots of fun to explore and nice writing but combat really is a mess more often than it should be. And I can't imagine the turn based patch being anything else than absolute misery.
When you have multiple characters attacking multiple times every second? How the hell is that going to work? I can already tell that the secret battles are guaranteed to go for 1000+ turns, which is just... not really doable.

Haven't finished anything else though. Slow ass january.
Tales of Vesperia should be done soon, third act ongoing, and fuck, this game is long. Also the shoddy story is more of a pretext to move the action than really a defining point... definitely a weakness. One of the few, but still.
 
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Great title. I really hope that "hyper-toxic pro-consumer" gets a lot of use.

And now let's return to the daily dreading of new Epic store announcements.
 
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The new Far Cry game almost tempts me and I haven't played the recent games in the series, but there are no Steam Achievements so I think I'll pass for now...

Glass Masquerade 2 is a must buy however :smiling-face-with-heart-shaped-eyes:

And regarding the challenge for Dishonored DotO: I completed the game last year and I do have the achievement, does it count? :face-with-stuck-out-tongue-and-tightly-closed-eyes:
 
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And now let's return to the daily dreading of new Epic store announcements.
Or, instead of getting upset about some developers and publishers who couldn't care less about their PC customers, and are easily bought, we can always spend a little more time anticipating the great titles that are released every day on Steam, GOG, itch.io, and other stores, from developers who are worth supporting. :)

It almost seems like these companies are being rewarded by us for their customer-unfriendly practices by getting all this free publicity.
Meanwhile, those who thankfully haven't followed the same path are releasing their games, and not getting much traction, in terms of awareness.

I admit I'm guilty of getting a bit upset this week, both with Metro Exodus (because of its relation to THQ Nordic, a rare company who, up until now, I saw as an example of good customer support), and Operencia (because I beta tested the game, and was looking forward to it), but you know what, after a short period I frankly couldn't care less.
Between great indie launches, games leaving early access, and weekly sales, there's no shortage of titles to buy (I'm already up to 5 new purchases this week, and I'm eyeing a couple more).
 
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Hey, it's my first new steam thread here, I like that :minos_cozy:
congrats! :D

Looks like a nice solid month. You all are tempting me to buy Glass Masquerade 1.
you absolutely should ... it's not a long game, so you can easily finish it before the sequel drops (not that it matters - there isn't any story, lol)
 
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Tizoc *ahem* My tag/title changed when the infamous post went up over there last month 'cos i'm a sarcy bastard :)

I'm with FunktionJCB , i'd rather try to have a more positive vibe here as there's plenty of places to point out the Epic Stupidity going on. I'd like to foster some kind of PMA here if only to recharge my batteries. Sure bitching and moaning is par for the course and i don't want a rainbows and robocops riding unicorns echo chamber but some cheeriness would be nice.

 

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Hey, it's my first new steam thread here, I like that :minos_cozy:
Looks like a nice solid month. You all are tempting me to buy Glass Masquerade 1.
It's a very pretty and relaxing game. It took me around 5 hours to complete the base game and DLCs :coffee-blob:
 
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Or, instead of getting upset about some developers and publishers who couldn't care less about their PC customers, and are easily bought, we can always spend a little more time anticipating the great titles that are released every day on Steam, GOG, itch.io, and other stores, from developers who are worth supporting. :)

It almost seems like these companies are being rewarded by us for their customer-unfriendly practices by getting all this free publicity.
Meanwhile, those who thankfully haven't followed the same path are releasing their games, and not getting much traction, in terms of awareness.

I admit I'm guilty of getting a bit upset this week, both with Metro Exodus (because of its relation to THQ Nordic, a rare company who, up until now, I saw as an example of good customer support), and Operencia (because I beta tested the game, and was looking forward to it), but you know what, after a short period I frankly couldn't care less.
Between great indie launches, games leaving early access, and weekly sales, there's no shortage of titles to buy (I'm already up to 5 new purchases this week, and I'm eyeing a couple more).
I'm with @FunktionJCB , i'd rather try to have a more positive vibe here as there's plenty of places to point out the Epic Stupidity going on. I'd like to foster some kind of PMA here if only to recharge my batteries. Sure bitching and moaning is par for the course and i don't want a rainbows and robocops riding unicorns echo chamber but some cheeriness would be nice.
agreed

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Or, instead of getting upset about some developers and publishers who couldn't care less about their PC customers, and are easily bought, we can always spend a little more time anticipating the great titles that are released every day on Steam, GOG, itch.io, and other stores, from developers who are worth supporting. :)
Oh, the "dreading" was more for the aftermath threads on Era than anything else :) . I actually did increase my buying (both from indie and publishers) exactly to try to show support to those developers.

I'm with FunktionJCB , i'd rather try to have a more positive vibe here as there's plenty of places to point out the Epic Stupidity going on. I'd like to foster some kind of PMA here if only to recharge my batteries. Sure bitching and moaning is par for the course and i don't want a rainbows and robocops riding unicorns echo chamber but some cheeriness would be nice.
So far over here even when we are bitching and moaning it still is a *lot* more positive. We simply acknowledge what is going on, discuss the the most important things and move on. Not having to deal with the trolls makes all the difference.

And yes, it is nice to have here to recharge.
 
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MISSION ALL OVER


Played on an emulator and it takes screenshots 1:1 of original res. of game :v
dayum, that was fast :p nice!

And yes, it is nice to have here to recharge.
:cat-heart-blob:

For those anticipating GOD EATER 3, owners of the previous game on Steam will get a 20% discount.

GOD EATER 3 :: Get 20% off on GOD EATER 3!

Not bad. (y)
It's always great when publishers reward customer "loyalty" with an increased discount.
dang, that's really nice of Bamco! thanks RashBandicoot :cat-heart-blob:
 
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I know some people were worried about Biomutant becoming Epic store exclusive.
Obviously, things may change in the meantime, but THQ Nordic just posted the following:




So, both Steam and GOG users should hopefully be covered. :)
 
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Playing it with the Retroarch core will take screenshots in your native resolution. I highly recommend it. Like this, for example.

Yoooooooooooooo
1- Which mame emu do you recommend
2- What PC-98 emu are you using?
 
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Thanks for making this thread! I've decided to restrict reading gaming-related news for a while because of some frustrating events going on, But it's great that these threads keep me informed with the most interesting games. Keep up the good work!
hey, no problem :) that's what we're here for :D

(also - you REALLY should consider setting your avatar already, lol :p)
 
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