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SM47

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  1. I clocked 2016 on switch a few weeks back and now playing Eternal on ps4 feels like the logical continuation. 2016 turned up even further. Yeah it's quite tough in parts, but I personally don't mind replaying sections. I'm having as much fun as I did with 2016 and kinda baffled at the lukewarm reception in here.
  2. Don't get the hate for this at all really. It's wonderful carnage. It's certainly difficult in parts, but it's the sort of gameplay I don't mind repeating. I just got the super shotgun and I'm having a literal and metaphorical blast.
  3. I've only kept up to date through playing every update as it came out. The incremental adding of features has been a 4 year tutorial. There's so much to fiddle with these days. Personally I love that though. It was very bare bones on release. Just praying for this espionage/internal politics update now. Absolutely desperate to run some kind of Banksian Special Circumstances style intelligence agency fomenting unrest and manipulating foreign powers.
  4. The best thing to do is only build a new building or develop a district when you have at least one unemployed pop. So when a little red suitcase icon appears next to a planet on the outlier, then is the time to build something/develop a district. If you build before a pop is ready to do the job that building/district generates, it'll sit empty and drain your resources for nothing. A lot of people don't realise this and end up in an economic death spiral because they build stuff without enough population to run it. If you're wondering what buildings/districts to build, just take a look at your resources up top and see what you need. Also worth checking out planet resources in the planet view, pops need housing and amenities or else their happiness will drop and planets become unstable. New in 2.6 is empire wide administrative capacity, you need to build administrative buildings to keep expanding your empire.
  5. The new Federations DLC came out last week and is pretty excellent. Adds new federation and diplomacy mechanics, new origin civics and a UN style Galactic Council. Stellaris is now an excellent game and probably only an internal politics/espionage overhaul/update away from being the greatest space 4x of all time. Perfect quarantine fodder.
  6. Made it through Blighttown. Some pretty hairy stuff there. What a great bloody game this is. WHY have I put it off all these years? I've been such a fool. Ive taken the liberty of picking up 2 & 3 up on ps4. What are my chances of being able to summon allies/pvp on those this late in the day?
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    Nintendo Switch

    Battle Brothers is coming out on switch soon. My definitive turn based strat of recent years. Grimdark low fantasy mercenary company management. Itll launch with all the DLC of the PC version too.
  8. Not sure what I think about this. It looks a bit throwaway. In contrast with the single player which looks ace.
  9. I thought the writing for RDR2 was fairly solid. Often quite gentle and a world away from the cringey swears of the GTAs.
  10. I have, I quite enjoyed it. I'm a sucker for imaginary cities and imaginary criminal organisations though so maybe I was being very forgiving. It's imaginative in all the right ways I thought, little bit on the weird side with the Tallowmen and such. The sequel has just come out so I'm gonna read it for sure.
  11. So they did do DLC and they're doing even more DLC with a map extension and not only that... ITS COMING OUT ON SWITCH Fucking YES.
  12. I finished A Little Hatred recently and enjoyed every minute of it. Just classic chapter or three in bed before slumber fodder. I'm hoping he takes things further afield in the next books though, I wanna see more of the wider world. Maybe he's saving stuff in the tank for some future standalones.
  13. Kingpin also came out around the time of the Columbine massacre and the installation screens featured a lengthy disclaimer and the option to install a supposedly 'child friendly' version of the game that bleeped out all the swearing and disabled the blood and gore effects.
  14. Kingpin was the first pc shooter I ever played. Viktor Antonov of HL2/Dishonored design fame worked on some of the levels too, there was a vaguely alternate history vibe going on with the atmosphere. I'll probably pick this up for old time's sake.
  15. I've been playing through this for the first time on ye olde switch lite. It's a lot of fun and I'm disappointed in myself for not getting involved sooner. I accidentally killed the merchant feller in the undead burg though so couldn't buy the bottomless box he was selling. Can I buy it later? I got up to Darkroot Garden anyway, it doesn't seem to have held me back so far. I've just gone pure melee warrior for my first play through.
  16. Wasn't there a space toilet in the very first episode of this? Does that make it the first and only live action star wars property to at least acknowledge the age old conundrum 'why don't any of the characters in star wars go to the toilet?'
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    Nintendo Switch

    I purposely left it ambiguous so the reader could draw their own conclusion. My posts are layered like that. Hidden depths, stuff you only notice 5-6 years later after it's been necrobumped. Suddenly you're looking at a very poignant acrostic poem all about DJ Sack you never knew existed. Yeah?
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    Nintendo Switch

    Blimey, Doom is surprisingly excellent on this mind isn't it? I'm stunned at how well they've ported it. Now I can play Doom on the toilet for hours during bouts of intermittent diarrhoea.
  19. I got a switch lite for chrimbo and have been sessioning the tits off Jedi Outcast over the holidays. Slightly janky controls aside, it's still brilliant. Worth a replay.
  20. Your troops have individual inventories in this and you have to manufacture ammunition to make sure stocks don't run dry. Personally I quite like being a post apocalyptic body horror alien invasion contingency plan bean counter so I don't mind Also, the lore encyclopedia entry for Synedrion, one of the three geoscape factions, makes reference to the works of social ecologist Murray Bookchin. Nuff said
  21. I did pick this up after. Don't have Game Pass and apparently it's not been certified by Microsoft yet so won't be on there for a little while. I love turned based strategy games and I've played a lot of them. I'd say if you're a fan of the old/new xcoms/the sirtech jagged alliances/battle brothers you'd probably get a lot of mileage out of this. I'm not particularly far in, the tutorial is pretty short and it just kinda dumps you into it as soon as it's done. The production values aren't as high as Firaxis' xcoms, but it's still pretty atmospheric. You're competing/working with three other factions of survivors on the geoscape that have their own distinct ideological flavour. The interactions with them give off a strong Alpha Centauri vibe. I'm definitely enjoying that aspect and can't wait to dig further in. Can't comment on the reported bugginess. The tactical battles seem like a lot of fun, the free aiming mechanic and ballistics simulation is certainly novel. The Pandorans seem like an interesting enemy to fight although I've only done a handful of missions. Looking forward to digging in this week.
  22. FG & Madlib done a thing with El Michaels Affair https://www.npr.org/2019/12/06/784794979/freddie-gibbs-and-madlib-tiny-desk-concert
  23. Isn't this out today? Sorely tempted I must admit. Anyone back the game when it was crowdfunding and had access to the backer builds? I'd like to hear if it stacks up to the latest xcoms.
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