Community MetaSteam | June 2020 - Month Of The Seal, With Many A Deal, Throw Money With Zeal, The Wallet Will Kneel

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texhnolyze

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Oh, just noticed that The Surge 2 got a price drop earlier last month. I guess I'll have to buy the game soon.

 

MonthOLDpickle

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Oh, just noticed that The Surge 2 got a price drop earlier last month. I guess I'll have to buy the game soon.

If I could only keep attention when playing the first one. That and don't get lost. Plus DLC never goes deep.
 
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Kvik

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Downunder.
New thread smell. :dana_blanket:

Joking aside, do you guys think we'll get credited with tokens from past sales like last summer seal? And that was the last time we can redeem more than two of those $5 coupons.
 
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QFNS

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New thread smell, etc etc.

Getting pretty deep in my first Stellaris game. The pesky galactic Senate is starting to annoy my glorious empire. Might have to pull a Chancellor Palpatine and do some Order 66 on the nations that don't want to be a part of my glorious hegemony of definitely peaceful ambitions.

In unrelated news I have so many battlecruisers now lol.
 
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Avern

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Other than the world falling apart, should be a good month. I hope some of these 🥚 games have good launch sales. Wouldn't mind trying out the Outer Wilds.




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Bonus: Seraph entering the train.

 
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Spamlynguist

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I have so many unfinished games, why the hell am I looking at buying an used PS Vita.
 
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Li Kao

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I got ninja'ed by the new thread. Again :grimacing-face:
Here's to a good sale and to the best community on the Internet !
pàoooooooço <- my cat

I totally have watched JoJo. All episodes even. Including the one where Jojo is like CESARRRRRR

I'm hip just like you. Really. That's why i never feel like a performative fake weeb whenever i see hilarious jojo memes
I tried reading it, but I just can't stand the Little Orphan Annie vibe of part 1. Maybe it's just for the first few eps but snooze.

finish? but what about Halo 4? or Halo 5?
And ODST. And the Gears of War :loudly-crying-face:
 
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Li Kao

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Time really moves so fast! First I was happy because summer is here but then I remember that winter will be here fast too.

Have to make sure to savour every last minute of summer!
Mono no aware :highfiveblob:
 

Ruvon

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In Paris it feels like it pretty much is over, in how everything is opening up and parks are packed. I do hope there wont be a second wave but little worried.
In Lyon it's the same, looks like the worst is behind us. Like you, if there's a second wave I hope it will be short and less deadly.

What I'm worried about is the "decompression" with people going crazy, it's already happenning on the roads with people driving like there's no rules anymore and people partying at home and in the streets without any respect for the noise. But I guess it's human to behave like that after so much pressure.
 
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Line

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Already half a year gone, I have done almost fuck all with all that Covid19... at least I replayed old games I guess :face-savouring-delicious-food:

And in honor of the Dreamcast 2 coming soon :doubtblob:, I replayed Skies of Arcadia.
Yup, it's still a very fun RPG, one of the best for exploration. All these hidden discoveries add so much life and meaning to the world, and there's tons of charming elements working together: finding the source of all those weird ballons monsters all over the world, then fighting their granddaddy in a ship battle is so fucking cool and flavorful.
Plus there's just so much to discover, with plenty of variety and neat sequences like discovering that the world is round. Even the music is amazing, and nicely creepy when you're into super weird locations like the Dark Rift and its weird unique lifeforms.

It also helps that the cast is not annoying even if tropey, and the story is a classic well done without sinking into absurd evil villains. It feels upbeat and hopeful all the time, working together is the way to go in SoA, and that's cool. It's not only about chosen ones doing everything.

On the other hand, it does look a bit dated, but what can you do... but I would have liked to see more care put into the level design, some levels like the fire temple are fine, but then you get the sewers... and it's super bad. Big contrast here, I wonder if different people worked on different dungeons. When you get really bland and flat prison dungeons, but then hang around a destroyed Machu Pichu in the middle of a foggy twilight, the quality difference is pretty staggering.

But more important, combat is pretty busted... sure you can fast forward on an emulator and it removes a lot of the annoying parts (especially for ship combat which is mostly waiting around), but the balance is terrible... Aika can just one shot most groups of ennemies in a majority of the game! A lot of it is made trivial by overpowered skills.
And by the moon elements!
I had no idea how it really worked because it's never explained properly; yes I know that the purple ice moon increases damage against the red fire moon... but I didn't know it was by 40%. It's a lot. But not as much as 100% when you hit the blue moon with purple and green! Green, which you assume is plant related... only takes 10% extra damage from the fire red. The same bonus that you get by hitting it with electric yellow. How the hell do you guess that? It's not like there's a chart ingame. :anguished-face:

Anyway, I still loved it, and I hope we'll get a new game in the franchise one day. It's definitely the one to use when you want to do large open worlds with shit to find everywhere.
 

BlueOdin

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Guess I will start Shadow Tactics soon so I can get Desperados 3 with good conscious later. Definitely gonna get Satisfactory and Outer Wilds.

Also thinking about getting one of these 8bitdo SN30 Pro Plus controllers. Don’t play much that would need a controller currently but heard very good things about it.
 

C-Dub

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... I have no words
This is an edit of an even shittier tweet that said All Lives Matter. I don't think he really understood the context of saying that, though, so replaced it with this. Sometimes it's best to say nothing at all, however...

Detroit takes a delicate subject and bludgeons it. Terrible game, terrible developer. What's sad is there's something interesting to say about the rights of artificial life and while the subject is well walked territory, real life developments keep posing new quandaries that can be discussed and considered through a fictional lense. Alas, David Cage wrote it so we didn't get any of that. Instead he's just hijacked a subject he knew nothing about, added his own special brand of emotion, and sold it as a santised and packaged product.

I'm really hoping him and his company don't get any further funding. But we all know if no one else will, Epic's got that shit on lock.
 

Alextended

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Anybody know of a blogging platform that works a lot like this forum in terms of embeds of material and stuff?

I tried google blogger but the embed was shite, I tried wordpress but I cba to theme and set it up nicely, just something real simple.

Something as simple as blogger but with nice embeds of links etc would be ideal.

I ran a mod site ages past and wanna do something similar in terms of content but really not in the mood to actually build/customise a site atm.
 
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ISee

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What are the must-have DLCs for Warhammer 2?
Warhammer 2 DLCs are a bit different than let's say paradox DLCs or Civ 6 DLCs. I'd say owning TW1 and TW2 is the only real must have. The free DLC stuff is also pretty self explanatory, take all of it.
In general all campaign map changes, game play overhauls and feature improvements are free in TW2. New sub- / mainfactions and units will also appear in your campaign independent of you owning them. Therefore there is no "must buy" DLC.
My tip: Play the main TW1+TW2 combo and add new factions and units based on what factions you like to play. Skip the rest.
 
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FunktionJCB

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I'm really hoping him and his company don't get any further funding. But we all know if no one else will, Epic's got that shit on lock.
Ah, the good old "I don't like something, so I wish these people crash and burn, and everyone loses their job" bit.
If you don't like something, why not just, I don't know, skip it? Why go overboard, and wish ill on people?

But... Quantic Dream's games are good ! I read this on the Internet :steam_cleanseal:
Different folks, different strokes.
One man's trash, is another man's treasure.
 

Ruvon

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Different folks, different strokes.
One man's trash, is another man's treasure.
I can agree with that. But what a shitty way to promote your game, especially if you're trying to promote their political message in such an opportunistic way.
I can't help but being way more skeptical about the political views of Quantic Dream's games now (if their policy of work harassment was not enough).
 

FunktionJCB

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I can agree with that. But what a shitty way to promote your game, especially if you're trying to promote their political message in such an opportunistic way.
I can't help but being way more skeptical about the political views of Quantic Dream's games now (if their policy of work harassment was not enough).
I agree with that.
It's insanely stupid, and tone deaf, to mention your game on a tweet about equality.

But, to be fair it's as shitty and cynical as seeing Amazon (yeah, Amazon!), or companies like Warner, Sony, and plenty other big companies releasing similar comments on their social media channels.
This is done purely to earn goodwill, and potentially some monetary gain, and it always rubs me the wrong way when I see companies on social media trying to "empathize" with the "common people".
 

fantomena

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Im hoping there won't be much timed exclusive money hattign that delays the PC version in the coming gen. I don't see MS doing it considering how they have embraced PC and Steam, Im afraid of Sony doing it, even if they might embrace PC more.

I hope they are at least a bit more open, like "Silent Hill is coming to PS5 fall 2021, PC version later".

Im getting a PS5 at some point, but I will most likely still be waiting for the PC version of Silent Hill if it get's a PC version.

I wonder how Nintendo will do in regards to indie moneyhatting. Will they delay other console versions, but PC will be getting the games day 1 or will PC also be delayed?
 
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prudis

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Codies doing WRC soon-ish

 

Mor

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Im hoping there won't be much timed exclusive money hattign that delays the PC version in the coming gen. I don't see MS doing it considering how they have embraced PC and Steam, Im afraid of Sony doing it, even if they might embrace PC more.

I hope they are at least a bit more open, like "Silent Hill is coming to PS5 fall 2021, PC version later".

Im getting a PS5 at some point, but I will msot likely still be waiting for the PC version of Silent Hill if it get's a PC version.

I wonder how Nintendo will do in regards to indie moneyhatting. Will they delay other console versions, but PC will be getting the games day 1 or will PC also be delayed?
Unfortunately Moneyhats will still happen, they are paying for an exclusivity and while we will get most of the games in the long term (see DxM in the case of Switch exclusive) we will have to wait for some time (6 months, 1 year...) HOWEVER, as seen with FF7R, we might see more clear conditions in terms of timings, but until the time comes, we will just have to wait and see how things come.
 
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Ge0force

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What are the must-have DLCs for Warhammer 2?
Tomb Kings first and for all. And the pirates are very cool as well.

The other dlc's are new factions and legendary lords for the existing races, each with their own unique gameplay mechanics and a few unique units. These dlc's are very good as well, but be sure to play and master the other factions first. There's lots of free DLC as well.
 
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