Hello /games/It has recently come to our attention that the users of /games/ are seeking a reliable method of communication for online play and general conversation about games. I am unsure if anyone is aware, but, there currently exists and unoffical matrix room specifically for this located at: https://matrix.to/#/!YWrRUKLasccyNpfbue:matrix.org?via=matrix.org
What side is do you choose in Fallout new Vegas ?of course most /pol/tards side with caser's legion but looking at it almost every single faction is awful one way or the other, The NCR is literally a reboot of America that is in the middle of a manifest destiny, House is a egotistical maniac and probably appeals to Musk bros and Yes man is just a libertarian wet dream
YGO thread?YU-GI-OH THREAD!
/gsg/Just noticed that both the old /gsg/ thread and the hoi 4 threads were full so here's a new thread.
TF2 Communist dress up contesthttps://loadout.tf/
VGM discussion threadshare classics, discuss what soundchip/soundfont/synth/whatever the fuck is the best, worship Shinji Hosoe
World of WarcraftDoes anyone play this game or wow classic? I used to play quite a bit of classic, TBC, WOTLK and early cataclysm. TBH i consider the first three expansion packs unbeatable in their quality, esp. Vanilla and TBC. WOTLK was also the height of Arena pvp.
TTRPG GeneralHey guys, I wanna play TTRPG, I've never really played more than a few one off sessions here and there, I was also a DM for some people for a few months but I couldn't deal with the stress.
Retreating from Real Life into SimulationsHow far is too far? How mundane will simulating life get? Are we going to recreate the entirety of real life in a virtual world to escape reality? Is there anything so banal that it won't get a simulator game made about it? This isn't even interesting, like a depiction of the life of a professional lawn mower, with some kind of reflection of the place of lawns in modern society. You just mow lawns. Who is this kind of thing for? People who live in places where lawns aren't a thing? People who want to be that 30 year old boomer with his riding lawn mower but can't afford a yard? Why does this exist? Why does anything like this exist?
Graphics card pricesWhen will they return to some semblance of sanity? Even at MSRP in 2019 I thought the prices were extortionate (twice as much for the same chip skews compared to 2014) but what we have now is outrageous. There is a non-zero chance that my current graphics card will celebrate its 10th birthday before I finally get the chance to upgrade it.
Ghost of TsushimaCan this be Series become iconic?
/gamedev/ - Game Development General (SHARE YOUR VIDEOGAME IDEAS ITT)So I'm not an experienced game developer or anything, but I figured we should have a general dedicated to this sort of thing, especially since I'm interested to hear peoples' ideas on lefty-orientated videogames that would be cool for me to make.
Retro Game StreamHi, /games/ I opened up a stream for vidya if anyone is interested.
FUCKING BATNIGGERSbat ponies dont deserve equine rights for you see the batpony is a fucking disgusting little creature, they commit the most crimes, they are poor as shit, and they worship nightmare moon. They are genetically predisposed towards being nothing but the worst elements of our society. THey know nothing but crime drugs and shit. But at least they arent the griffions, the griffions you see control world wide commerce. All of the top 10 world wide companies are owned by griffions, who secretly are planning a new griffion world order. WELL I CANT HANDLE THIS ANYMORE. Im going out and telling celestia the true state of the world hopefully she will listen to me
Dwarf Fortress and ColonialismHi, /Gay/mers. It's Agent Kochinski here, back at you today with another thread. This time we'll be analyzing the context of dwarf fortress using Marxist Dialecticals.
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Tamriel is a settler colonized continentSo what is settler colonialism and how do we recognize it’s existence? Settler colonialism is a form of colonization where the invading regime/population seeks to build a civilization on conquered land vs simply extracting resources and/or ruling over the indigenous population. Settler colonialism is almost by definition always genocidal in nature, where the invaders seeks to eradicate the indigenous population physically, culturally, and genetically from the land so their own descendents can take up permanent residence. In the real world examples of settler colonies include the entirety of the western hemisphere including the US, New Zealand, Australia, Israel and other nations. All of these nations engage in a pattern of eradication/slavery, asserting sovereignty over the land, and in most cases attempting to erase the act of conquest itself and trying to naturalize their presence upon indigenous land.
video games are dead and boringi don't enjoy playing vidya anymore like i used to. it feels like you wait for that one decent game every half a decade and then its back to filtering through piles of actual shit worth your time.
DiabloDiablo Revolutions or resurgence or resurrection or whatever is out now, but I'm not giving Blizzard any of my fucking money. Watching videos about the changes and the bitching about underboob and manazons did give me an appetite to play the original though.
For leftists interested in lore and world-building, what does the Zarosian Empire remind you of?In the canon universe made by the RS worldbuilders/lorewriters:
/leftypol/ - The Video Game>Kapital: Sparks of Revolution is a sandbox economy simulation game about class struggle. You take the role of the new mayor of a 20th century city that was recently destroyed by the Great War. Your mission is to restore the city to its former glory. Manage limited resources to satisfy people’s needs, bring new laws and unlock new technologies. Fight crime and suppress protests. Resolve social conflicts and shape the future of your society!
Half life 2I just realized that if the combine never existed in the half life universe then humanity would've conquered xen immediately beginning the mass slaughter and testing of the native life and world of xen only to then build more portals to other dimensions and universes ultimately becoming the next combine, what are the chances that the half life games take place in a universe where this actually did happen and were playing as a Gordon Freeman in a human timeline where humanity found better portal tech long before the black mesa facility would
On TwinsanityCrash Twinsanity was one of the most chad franchise games. I'd love to be proven wrong.
ChessI'm making this thread here, because the other boards are practically dead. If a mod chooses to move it to /hobby/, that's cool, I just wanted some exposure on /leftypol/.
Fanmods, total conversions, and independent projectsI was kind of intending this thread to be a storehouse of replies for
Late Capitalism SimulatorLately I’ve seen a huge influx of good games that try to update the outdated capitalist realist Cyberpunk genre to the current political and economic landscape. Stuff like Disco Elysium is getting more and more recognition they rightfully deserve for depicting the hopeless and bleak death of modern revolution. However they’re still have some semblance of hope like with Ghostrunner having the corporation being destroyed by a revolution in contrast to the sad oppression of the system.
/gccx/ - Game Center CXDoes anyone here watch Game Center CX?
GETchan VN collaboration projectSo our idea was as follows (as I understand what we discussed)
/pol/eagueThis is a thread for discussing /leftypol/'s team in the /pol/eague.
Why are elves so weak and humans so strong in Elder Scrolls?Nords fully exterminated Snow Elves, and also almost fully genocided Orcs, Wood Elves, Dark Elves and Dwarves
/CitK/ - Crisis in the Kremlin GeneralComrades, it's that time again: Lenin is young and October lies ahead!
Descent: FreespaceIf no one has played this great classic space sim from the golden age of pc gaming (90s to mid 2000s) you owe it a chance. Descent Freespace, including the silent threat expansion and the sequel, Descent Freespace 2, are arguably the greatest games ever created in the space sim genre.
How Roblox Is Exploiting Young Game Developershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gXlauRB1EQ
A critique on modern game designModern games are boring as shit because the player has no reason to play the game. This sounds retarded but it's true, modern games are designed with an end goal, too many games are either multiplayer minigames or open world games where the world is filled with nothing and you have no sense as to what your supposed to do in those games, what ends up happening is the player either feels as if they're aimlessly moving a character in the game accomplishing quite frankly nothing or have already finished the game like in games like Alex legends or modern warfare and thus have 0 reason to open or play the game again as it's unlikely they'll find anything new or interesting to play. This lack of a purpose is one of the reasons as to why games since the late 2000s started seeing a noticeably declining quality in actual game design despite the fact that graphical technology has improved(of course if your willing to pay thousands just to run new releases at consistent frame rates than it's an improvement) and player dissatisfaction has risen to a point where ancientfags in gaming either have given up on new releases due to fears of wasting their money on a game that's gonna be shit and bug infested day 1. I blame world of warcraft for this trend as they made the belief that you can get players consistently spending on a game without a real purpose, and with it a bunch of new MMOs hoping to copy world of warcrafts success started launching all while making mistakes the developers of WOW had already came over during the 90s and early 2000s, suddenly the open world format would become an increasing normality with franchises like far cry and soon the world of modern gaming began to decay over a reason that could be fixed pretty easily. Oh well
Console exclusivityI am a socialist in almost every aspect in my life. I help organize, I promote worker rights, I don't ignore feminist and racial struggles. Yet when it comes to console exclusivity I transform into the complete opposite of everything I believe in. As an owner of a console, I enjoy exclusives and I hate it whenever an exclusive gets ported to PC. I know every game being on every piece of hardware especially PC is the right, moral, and "proletarian" choice, but I can't help but rage and denounce at the sight of any exclusive, even the ones from a different console, gets ported.
Graphics dont matterTheres no way to improve 3d models, textures or lighting anymore what matters are animations and physics along with art and game design these days, battlefield 2042 wont look better than bfv, bf3 hell maybe not even bad company 2 but what it can do to show it's an improvement is by implementing improvements to its physics engine to make the world feel more interactible and immersive like bf1
The Next Cinematic Universe>Squeenix and Disney have collaborated for decades now
EVE Online Facing Second 'Summer of Rage' Fan Outcry<CCP Games tried new monetization amid a ship shortage, and it's backfired
Go/BadukDoes anyone on /leftypol/ play Go? I am interested in learning how to play it, but I am not sure where to start. That said, I think I will start by reading "Learn How to Play Go" by Janice Kim (Reddit recommended it.). I attached it here to this thread for anyone interested.
Let's design an indie game togetherHey, I thought about making this game for a while. Usually I have these random ideas and try to put them together. I'm more of a vision and feelings oriented guy. Problem is I'm lacking an idea to give the player some grand "Aha!" moment. You know what I mean if you've played a good game before.
The Sega SystemThe Sega System
[CW: Suicide] KiwiFarms harassed the developer of higan/bsnes, Near aka Byuu, into taking his own lihttps://twitter.com/marcan42/status/1409176583433179137
The importance of games in politicsFor years and years the debate has raged over whether video games qualify as art, and as ridiculous as that debate is there's one undeniable aspect of it: video games have ideological content.
7 hours left on Palestinian Aid Bundlehttps://itch.io/b/902/indie-bundle-for-palestinian-aid
E3 Leftypol bingo cardOk so the **cring*E3 is gonna start in some days, so let's make a /leftypol/ bingo for it, I'll start with 3 of them.
Comfy emulationWhat are some comfy GBA games to play on your phone?
Help please?Once I was in highschool (around 2016-2018), I played a game that had sophisticated music & vibe like this Warplane inc. But I forgot the name.
kras pantygood unsane trollogyImprovements of the N-Sane Trilogy as per Crashmania:
SUS epic games store free gamesAMONG US
MindustryFinally got around to playing this recently and I love it. It's basically a cross between tower defense (in singleplayer anyway) and a management game. It basically addresses all the disappointments and frustrations I've had with Factorio over the years in its failure to progress its game development. PvP is a unique sort of RTS where the emphasis is on who can manufacture the best defenses and armies to overwhelm the other player. What does anon think about Mindustry?
DAE play tekken?>wake up
dark souls can't into shakespeareWhat the fuck is going on with the localization for this game? Have any of these writers even actually read early modern English? You can't just stick "thee" or "thou" anywhere in a sentence. They have actual, specific grammatical functions and can't be interchanged randomly. "Thou" is always the subject of a sentence. "Thee" is always the object. "Thine" is possessive. It's honestly really embarrassing that this dumb brain shit is present in a game this big. I know you don't play the game for the dialogue but this is incredibly simple basic shit.
How do you get good at this?This game is absolutely brutal and I'm playing all the levels on easy.
What the fuck is this shit?What in the fuck is this shit?
DisappointmentsWhat are some of your biggest disappointments in vidya anon?
/indie/This thread is for everything related to indie games. Please throw some recommendations. Here is a list for our interested friends
SonyThe PS5 pack in (Astro's Playroom) taps into PlayStation nostalgia while Sony didn't even give Vita developers advance warning in the closing of the Vita store this summer with some developers having to scrap their projects as they can't get it out in time.
capitalism modWhat about a mod of minecraft in which you relive eastern european history. So you begin like normally, then you find a village, if you make a certain advancement, or create certain tool to grow crops more efficiently, then you get to take villagers as slaves, but you can only do it by subjugating other villages, so that when you eventually run out of villages nearby then you can simply take them as serfs. then you implement a trading system like the one there is now, but make it so that after becoming masters some villagers become teachers of their craft and teach it to other villagers, and then make it so that at a certain point it becomes more profitable for the player to trade with these, and he becomes compeled to drive away serf villagers, and create capitalism.
Anyone play AC series here?I'm a newbie player of creed series. I just finished AC Liberation HD & AC Brotherhood. And about to play AC IV Black Flag. I kinda interest with creed since the stories about rebellion, uprising, & well…. anything us leftists want to be. Discuss anything.
1945 world simulationIn April I intend to run a turn-based, text-based simulation of the world of 1945 in which participants join as join as countries, parties, guerrillas, individuals, or most any other position they can think of.
Speedrunning.I feel as if despite the fact that speedrunning is so popular nowadays, it seems like at the end of the day, there really isn't much skills that you really gained from it, nor did you really artistically influence the game in a way that minecraft building creators, or whatever would have achieved. I mean there is playing a whole variety of games, or just trying to see as much of a game that you can enjoy for yourself but it seems to me that speedrunning feels kind of hollow in a lot of ways to me. It's just doing the same shit over and over again for little benefit. At least with exercise, you gain muscular strength, but what is the light at the end of the tunnel for speedrunners?
Collapse: A Political SimulatorMade by our favorite game developers, Kremlingames, the game will have you take on managing your own fictional country (called "Republic") right after the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union between 1992 and 2004. Diverting from the previous games' path, you will play not as the country's president, but as the leader of a party of your choosing. This means that you will be able to play as the opposition for the first time in a Kremlingames product.
Lost and Found Games EditionFor all those oldie goldies, cartridges, CDs, and games that you remember but have since been lost to planned redundancy, discontinued product lines, sites being shut down, just generally losing it, or you only caught a glimpse of it before it was swept away and now are seeking it again. AKA you want a game found that you can no longer get or one you kinda only vaguely remember and need help finding the SAUCE.
Dutch Van Der LindeWas he based? It seems like he was a flawed individual that did his best until he went mad. By the time of RDR2 the gang was already well past it's prime. To me Hosea seemed more so the wise one of the two. Sure Arthur understood the Pinkertons were pawns of the capitalists. Nonetheless he still thought the gang were the bad guys, maybe worse than the capitalists. He particularly despised the usury practices of Strauss and Micah's killing of innocents but went along anyways. There's also the influence the fictional writer Evelyn Miller had on Dutch's supposed ideology. Funny enough Miller admits he's an urbanite hack in side missions and ends up killing himself in the last one. The anti-civilization ideology Arthur and i assume Dutch hold is hardly expanded upon but I'm sure there's real world examples of the era the developers drew from. Despite this their gang seems to be the most civilized out of the enemy ones encountered in the game. So what's the conclusion? Was he just a caricature of leftism the same way Reyes was in the first game or something else?
Games which demand absolute masterySomething I really respect about this game is that it makes the player squeeze absolutely every little bit of advantage out of its mechanics not just to master the game, but to beat the game at all. From the fact that changing ship speeds damages enemies from your ship exhaust, to contact damage from your gun pods, and even to crashing your ship into large enemies for massive damage at the cost of a power-up because they can't be defeated fast enough any other way, every little bit of mastery of this game's mechanics is required to successfully defeat its brutal second loop and win the game. A lot of games have massive depth that rewards advanced players, but very few of them require diving deep in order to win because the stage design requires it. Are there any other games that do this?
What the fuck is this shit?Just played the first 30 mins or so, I guess I made my own bed by buying this game as one of apparently the few people that liked 'action Resident Evil', which this is I guess a repudiation of, but it's the most hackneyed cliche shit. Wandering around a boring shithole at a snail's pace with random noises that you know won't mean anything, seeing generic gross/creepy things, then characters disappearing into nothingness the second you look away at a speed that you KNOW is impossible and is just utter cliche horror shit, everything is paint by the numbers utterly. And yeah, 'it's scary', I guess so, but I also expected a game, not just the game equivalent of a trashy horror flick. Clearly I shouldn't have bought this game but I feel I was misled by the hordes of people saying how amazing this is.
Yooka Laylee is revolutionary artYooka the chameleon and Laylee the bat are sunbathing and enjoying life's simple pleasures when their pristine afternoon is ruined by the capitalist expropriation of the One Book - a tome which contains the power to write history. It is expropriated from Yooka and Laylee by Dr Quack, the right hand man of the game's antagonist bourgeois bee, Capital B. This sets into motion the story that will lead Yooka and Laylee, who represent the peasants and workers respectively, to attempt to topple Capital B(ourgoisie).
Graphics card prices>tfw another episode of shitcoin psychosis raises the price of GPUs
Simulation Wargames (tabletop or otherwise)This seems like a good topic for a /leftypol/ gaming thread since it is both autistic gaming discussion and actually has potential for a leftist development of strategy.
Vidya music with dissonanceA game music thread with a twist. It occurs to me that I don't encounter music like this too often in games, but it's really cool when it's done well. Looking for vidya music that creates a sense of dread and uneasiness, that stresses the player out and adds to the tenseness of a particular level or area in which it plays.
Post ScriptumImmersive WWII squad combat simulator. 80 people on a server, 40 a side, although they are talking about expanding it to a 100. There's no ranks, skins, microtransactions, or any of that bullshit. At the end of the game you just see your own stats, and four MVPs and that's it. Onto the next one. It's exciting as fuck and if you're not careful it eats your time. It is made with the Unreal engine and I am told it is very similar to Squad, which I haven't played.
After Action ReportNot a thread about a specific game as such but more a general concept - After Action Reports don't have a definite origin but they were popularized heavily by turn-based grand strategy games like the old Total War games, Civilization, some RTS games like Command and Conquer, and many tabletop games like Warhammer 40k.
Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead.Hi /games/. I'm looking for a few volunteers to create a leftist post-apocalyptic community in C:DDA both to discount the Hobbesian idea of war of all against all and show that humans are communal creatures as well as showcasing leftist ideas to a large, international group of gamers.
Sims and specifically farming simsHello comrades, I've been playing the Harvest Moon/ Rune Factory/ Story of Seasons series for a long time, is Farming Simulator worth it? Is it relaxing and tranquil? Or is it too realistic and a desperate push to break even?
Gamers' contradictory attitude towards piracy and copyrightWhat could we do to push people like this to realize that just whining at a massive corporation is not going to fundamentally change anything, and that the problem is the system? I'm tired of hearing the same "look, I'm not promoting copyright infringement, but I also hate what this powerful company who is the copyright holder does to fan projects/its own games…" and other such cop-outs. Sounds like cuckoldry to me.
Political SimsWhat are your favourites? Been playing pic related (Rogue State) yesterday, it's not the best game but it has a banging national anthem.
New Aquisitions ThreadIT'S THE HOLIDAYS!
Stalin Dating SimI'm a professional game dev (I do visual novels)
F2P Combat Autism GamesHello everyone, after some serious temptation due to watching various militaria channels for some months I think I'm gonna finally jump on the bandwagon and try WT/WoT. Does anyone have experience with these kind of games? How badly exactly am I gonna get fucked by premium/longtime players?
Why is the RPGcodex so reactionary?It seems like a pretty random place, but it seems like that these people are pretty much 80% trump supporters. A lot of ex-obsidian guys hang out over there and shit post about SJWs and stuff. It's a pretty big place where Underrail and Age of Decadence (the two big meme CRPGs) developers hang out so it's not a small place.
Equestria at WarWho is your favourite nation in the best HOI4 total conversion? What paths do you think are best? Or anything else?
Should there be a Matrix/Element server for we, the g*mers PollThe site's good for general discussion of gaming stuff of course, but for those who play multiplayer there's no way to connect and team up with/1v1 fellow bunkerbros,
STRIKE! By Voltage game workershttps://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/strike-game-workers-us-results-unprecedented-win?fbclid=IwAR1q7ipBfBXzo0bcxXnWF1nTFNEXneuV0Tc3WVCPog0oHtkY_bmTz7PBJeM
Atomic HeartYou know I'm surprised that there hasn't been a thread for this upcoming game yet, but the latest gameplay trailer has came out and good fucking god, it looks fun as fuck
How to make a good FPSWhat qualities make an FPS game good? I'm doing this so others can reference, and out of my own curiosity, here's what I know so far: Make the weapons unique and serve different functions, make enemies aggresive and varied, levels shouldn't be corridors, anything else?
4X Games - Civ, Alpha Centauri, Shadow EmpireGeneral for 4X games, but also an opportunity to introduce you all to a new game called Shadow Empire.
/gsg/We have a HoI4 thread but why not just have a Grand Strategy general thread? I'm pretty sure there are plenty of people here who play the other grand stratgy games/think hoi4 is too dumbed down shit. Plus /gsg/ on 4chan is infected with /pol/yps and I really want an alternative place to discuss the games. So what's everyone been playing? Here's the results of my recent Serbia to Yugoslavia campaign.
Shooty games with lots of bullets and cool ships and planes and mechas and bugsReal shit.