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Video Games Anonymous 05/17/2019 (Fri) 23:38:34 Id:60b7bf No. 7539
What are you guys playing at the moment?
Currently not able to play on pc, but recently I was playing a lot of mods for old school fps, like Brutal Doom and stuff for Hexen. But traditionally I have loved to play grand strategy games like Europa Universalis IV and Crusader Kings II. Also I spent a lot of my earlier years on TF2. I want to try getting into Might and Magic series as well as, wow my mind just blanked but the highly moddable strategy series set in different time periods where you control battles, not total war the other thing... this is embarrassing
I've been watching a shit ton of movies lately, relating to the board What's Eating Gilbert Grape.
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I was playing Spider-Man on the PS4, but I got to another fucking Mary Jane level so I haven’t played it in a week
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Thea the Awakening, it's got big thicc Giant women which reminded me of this place
>>7539
Man that game takes me back.

In between games right now. Hard to find anything decent to play in the sea of garbage.
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Anyone else completely disgusted by the business practices of most AAA game developers and the industry as a whole? To predicate this, Im the the type of person that from a very young age, has been given or purchased more than my fair share of video games (pic related yet lopsided) and and I felt like this last console generation and the direction the industry was heading was such shit, I didnt even bother buying one. I still will play games on my limited PC or will occasionally plug in a console, but I cant justify giving a lot of these companies anymore of my money. They crank out the same game every other year with marginally increased graphics and minor gameplay tweaks, with little to no thought or care put into their work and are constantly trying to wring a few more dollars out of me for shit that used to be part of the game at launch, not content locked behind a paywall because $60 wasn't enough already. Not to mention lootboxes, pay to win, shady or downright hostile treatment of employees, and a constant pandering to people who don't even play games, but still persist to bitch about how inclusive games are not being.

I don't want this to come off as "I hate what's popular because it's popular" but goddamn, even my go to guys for action RPGs, Bethesda, literally cannot stop sucking dicks and have to rely on third party companies like ID to show them how to put out a solid, well rounded title like DOOM, because Fallout 4 was a shit in comparrison to New Vegas. It was like they released a skeleton of a game and expected the modding community to fill in the blanks after the fact, from greatly limiting the conversation options, factions, endings, functional character builds, it was easily the least amount of time I've ever spent on a Fallout game. I'll give them credit that the gun customization and power armor were nice additions, but I would still say its the worst Fallout to date if 76 had not have came out and I'm counting the originals 1&2 in that.

I think its a farce to say that were in for another industry crash like back in the 80's considering the amount of money at stake in relation to how popular they are now vs. then, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some giants fall in the future. Also, just a side rant, but what the holy mother of fuck happened to Gamestop? Yeah, it always was a den of thieves run by douchebags always trying to upsale you on blatant paid advertising magazine subscriptions, where a brand new returned game was greatly depreciated in value but thrown back on the shelf for 5 less than retail value, but have you been in one lately? Nothing but mountains of chincey, overpriced, cheaply made garbage merchandising for games, and the games are almost there as a side attraction, the amorphous blob of Zelda corncob knick knacks, Minecraft t-shirts, and Pop vinyl bobble heads ever encroaching on the walls where games used to be, like if an arcade and a Cracker Barrel had a fucked up flipper baby. Maybe its just all a part of growing up, I'm uncertain, but all of this has really turned me off to gaming in these past 5 years. It used to be fun, a means of escape, and a favorite passtime, but now, its just big business with all the big bullshit that comes with it.
>>7644
>even my go to guys for action RPGs, Bethesda, literally cannot stop sucking dicks and have to rely on third party companies like ID to show them how to put out a solid, well rounded title like DOOM
Of course they'd need help to put out a FPS when all they've done before were just sandbox RPGs (Fallout isn't an FPS). It's honestly was a nice thing they did actually getting help instead of crapping out a turd and putting Doom on it.
>It was like they released a skeleton of a game and expected the modding community to fill in the blanks after the fact
That's the Bethesda meme but they also had an interest in banking on paid mods before it blew up in their faces the exact moment people found out about it.
>its the worst Fallout to date if 76 had not have came out
Did you buy 76?
>what the holy mother of fuck happened to Gamestop
They've been losing money so they tried merchandising buuuuuut it didn't work so they're still heading towards bankruptcy.
>>7645
You're missing my point though; Bethesda doesn't seem capable of actually putting out anything worth a damn outside of Elder Scrolls in house, and those are very few and far between, its almost been a decade since Skyrim came out. Also, fuck no I didn't buy that trash. I knew that was fucked from the word "Go" when they announced it was going to an MMO-styled online game, though I could not have forseen how badly it was all mishandled by Bethesda after the fact. Nothing against MMOs, even though I consider them to be time sink slogs of people farting numbers at one another until someone with the especially eggy numbers wins, but when you take a game that was and has always been a single player, offline game, turn it into a multiplayer online game and still keep the same game design, things do not work out. Just look at the last SimCity that Extruding Assholes put out; same shit, different sandwhich, and about as much care and thought put into it.
>>7644

It's not just AAA studios that are guilty of sleazy business practices. Just look at Star Citizen. It's nothing to do with how big the company is, it's just the nature of the industry. When computer games started they were a niche product and there wasn't a lot of money to be made doing it, and the people who pursued it as a career weren't looking to get rich. Now it's a multibillion dollar industry and it's all about the money. It's sad but it's just what happens. But there's an easy solution - don't buy their games and you'll never get ripped off.
Cruising through the Borderlands Series in anticipation of BL3 later this year. Great game.
>>7651

Love Borderlands series, playing GOTY enhanced. Anyway my (huge) wife introduced me to this game and she is mad that i do not want to play other games with her :D

When I saw Fat porn mags lying around I know it will be good :)
>>7647
>Bethesda doesn't seem capable of actually putting out anything worth a damn outside of Elder Scrolls in house
>Elder Scrolls
>Worth a damn

>fuck no I didn't buy that trash
Thank goodness, thought I'd have to slap you for being part of the problem and not knowing it.
>I could not have forseen how badly it was all mishandled by Bethesda after the fact
That was the best part of the game. I never in my life would think that I'd ever see someone have the ability to tell EA and NISA to hold their beer.
>when you take a game that was and has always been a single player, offline game, turn it into a multiplayer online game and still keep the same game design, things do not work out
It's possible to pull off but highly unlikely to happen since Bethesda is one of the laziest companies and everyone else is focused on replicating WoW.

>>7651
>Epic Store exclusivity
>Microtransactions
I'd wait far longer if I were you.
>>7655
That's right, I forgot about those BBW magazines. "Heavy Artillery" I think one was called. I feel bad killing all these Bandits and Psychos now that I know they like fat chicks.
>>7579
Full throttle was a one of a kind, I've been meaning to play the remastered version which was out about 2 years ago
>>7644
>Anyone else completely disgusted by the business practices of most AAA game developers and the industry as a whole
I have bought one, ONE AAA game at full price in the last 10 years (maybe I bought more but always on sale for like a tenner).
>Fallout 4 was a shit in comparrison to New Vegas
Fallout 4 was no masterpiece and nothing will top New Vegas but I recently had good fun in it with the DLC and shit, I actually enjoyed building myself a cool fortress-base and there's a lot of decent mods for it
>I wouldn't be surprised to see some giants fall in the future
Yeah a lot of the big studios are dying a death in the last few years because they keep making the same soulless shit, in the mean time some indie games are the best you'll ever play if you're willing to dig through the shitpile that is steam indieshit
I've played through the Mother series again recently, and I've fallen in love with the LISA series. I'm not usually a fan of RPGs but Earthbound, Mother 3, and LISA: The Painful are all so good that every other game just feels underwhelming by comparison.
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Unironically still playing Minecraft (or I was until my computer died). As >>7644 (check'd) says, it seems like the whole industry has become trash where it's not the product that matters, but just keeping the money and investors in constant circulation in order to justify further investment and money circulation (a lot like our modern economy). Even the indie games have slowed down. We used to get cool stuff like FTL, 7 Days to Die, and Eldritch, but now we just get a million clones of Raft and "Survival Sandbox Crafting #9001 (Alpha build, last updated 1 year ago, rereleased for the 7th time today)."
It's all gone to shit.

I still have my fond memories of Minecraft when it was an escape from an awful home environment. I still stick close to the version I used (1.6.4 master version, 1.7.10 is the last version for several abandoned mods) and I still have fun exploring and building things. That's really all I need I guess.

All the money I've been saving I've used to buy gear for going out into the woods and camping for weeks at a time, but if ever I finally saved up to build a gaming computer, I might like to try Elite: Dangerous. I hear it's a nice relaxing space trucking game with pretty visuals and a small and supportive community.
>>8014
>We used to get cool stuff like FTL, 7 Days to Die, and Eldritch, but now we just get a million clones of Raft and "Survival Sandbox Crafting
I dunno man, I've had a lot of fun with indie games the last few years, even the guys who made FTL made another game called Into the Breach which was very good. But I do agree there's a lot of trash to wade through before you find something decent

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