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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

Leftycraft community ( >>9389 ):
https://matrix.to/#/#leftycraft:matrix.org

If anyone is interested in gaming discussion, or, online discourse please feel free to join. That is all. Thank you~
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Disco Elysium

I think this game is on to something lads
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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
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YGO thread?

YU-GI-OH THREAD!

post memes / decks / rants

pic related my meme deck [shaddoll angels]
spent like a year or so trying to get it into good synergy just to find out cyber angel effects don't hold up against modern decks
also benten got limited to 1 and so i haven't played since May
but i wanna try dramaturgia shaddolls looks like my kinda deck

What's ya'll thoughts on the current format?
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/gsg/

Just noticed that both the old /gsg/ thread and the hoi 4 threads were full so here's a new thread.

Reposting from the Hoi 4 thread:

I found a supposed leak detailing the L-NPP paths, despite the lib bias of the devs Gus still seems pretty based. Plus it also has the 1976 and 1980 L-NPP candidates.

>At this stage, mass prosecution of the upper class will begin, now that the courts are sufficiently saturated with L-NPP appointees. Hall’s FBI director will have assembled lists and evidence on the illicit gains of the American wealthy, and, starting all at once, mass arrests will be carried out of the most unsavory individuals. This is a crisis as well, as this upheaval causes capital flight from the United States,which Hall can react to in a variety of ways - including shooting down private planes.


Yeah I'm thinking he's based

<The 1976 Election - Bill Epton/Abbie Hoffman

<Cabinet:
<Head of Government - ​Abbie Hoffman
<Foreign Minister - ​Noam Chomsky
<Economy Minister - ​Fred Hampton
<Security Minister -​ Philip Agee

Noam Chomsky and Fred Hampton being in the same cabinet is very funny to me
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TF2 Communist dress up contest

https://loadout.tf/

Hardmode: Soldier
Easymode: Heavy

Prize: PootisPOW

Also general team fortress 2 thread
It's the MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE ONLINE™
http://www.teamfortress.com/

If you have a potato PC
https://docs.mastercomfig.com/en/stable/

"Lore"
http://www.teamfortress.com/comics.php
And TF Comics #7 when we achieve global communism.
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Space Station 13 (SS13)

ss13 thread
what servers do you usually play on?
what do you think of offshoots such as SS14 or unity station?
any greentext moments you want to share?
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Far cry 6 thread

Alright, what's everyone's opinion on this?
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VGM discussion thread

share classics, discuss what soundchip/soundfont/synth/whatever the fuck is the best, worship Shinji Hosoe

tracker/demoscene/chiptune stuff is welcome too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv-2XIhmxPE
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World of Warcraft

Does 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.

I don't think bu-blizzard could ever recreate something on this level. Classic Blizz (90s->2007/8) was an AWESOME time. Activision merger started to take its toll around the time Cata rolled out. Even WOTLK though having tons of oldfag devs etc. it still began to show a few signs of this, though arena pvp was at it peak and beast. Raiding was good, but already you saw the cycle of "running out of ideas", with them updating naxxramas. Cataclysm was supposed to be a reinvention of classic wow which is why they redid a bunch of classic zones including Orgrimmar.

I feel like after this period Blizz started to succumb to the same late-capitalist bullshit of hollywood where every single movie is a reboot. Every game nu-Blizz/activision-blizz made after that just seemed like a shitty recycle of previous ideas (ex: Heroes of the storm - lets make a moba like 6 years after they were hot and make all the characters in there from our other games or shitty generic). Even overwatch wasn't as original as people think, the characters felt like shitty incredibles/disneyfied versions of archetypical charcters.

The mechanics/graphics of wow have gotten better but the balance and storyline have become shitty. This isn't an inditement of the programmers or technical artists but more the corporate leadership and creative direction.
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TTRPG General

Hey 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.

Anyway, where's the best place I should look for a game (online)? It all seems so intimidating.

I've never been the best at social stuff. Also it would help if the game is furry friendly.
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DOOOOOOOOOM

>No doom thread
Pathetic.
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/games/ meme thread

!
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do we have a group on steam or sum shit for us gaymer folk? tired of playing with borderline mental reactionaries and /v/cels
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Game would've been 100% better if Johnny fully took over after the tutorialdprkDPRK
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Rance, Fire Emblem and anime RPG thread

>be game set in a medieval fantasy
>have mandatory preaching about equality and racism
>also have characters that are just simply much better due to lineage, race, royalty, etc.
Every. Fucking. Time.
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Fighting Games

General for all fighting games and fighting game competitive scenes
2D, 3D, Anime, Tag-Teams, Platform, Shrek Super Slam
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Alternative Economies in Vidya

It's common to see games use a monetary economic system in gameplay. What are some games that use alternative economic systems?

Are there any that explicitly use labor vouchers or other labor-centric economies?
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Immortal Bangers

Post em
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we the revolution

Thoughts?
It plays like papers please, so thats a plus for me.
not sure how historically accurate it is though.
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Retreating from Real Life into Simulations

How 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?

Lawns are bad for the environment, waste tons of resources, and occupy huge amounts of people's time that could be spent doing literally anything else, including nothing. Why immortalize something so pointless and insipidly stupid in digital code? How will humans 200 years from now look back on something so bizarre and pointless as a virtual simulation of an immensely irrational luxury status symbol that isn't even impressive? How did people get hoodwinked by supposed importance of lawns to such a degree that they would create an abomination like this?
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Metro on phantom forces got a revamp
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Are Undertale and Deltarune leftist games?
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Graphics card prices

When 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.
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Ghost of Tsushima

Can this be Series become iconic?

I really enjoyed the Story and although the Open World Mechanics were really not perfect, I think Sucker Punch did good for their first major Game as a Studio.

Also the Cinematic Elements of this game are just kino. The game let's you choose to play in Kurosawa Mode if you want, so we already know who this Game is partially dedicated to
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Fanboys

What is the origin of the brain problems that create corporate/media worshipping fanboys and how do we eliminate these smoothbrains from our precious hobbies?
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/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.
I've been using Blender since I was 11 or 12 years old (I'm 20 now) so I'm pretty much at a level now where I can model any game asset I want. I'm also in school for Computer Engineering, and have been a hobby programmer since I was around 14 working with Python, C, and GLSL shaders, so I can script pretty much anything as well. I would say my main weaknesses when approaching a task like this are Sculpting, Spriting, and Painting, so to any drawfags/artfags with skills: I invite you to contribute on whatever projects we end up embarking on.

FREE, OPEN SOURCE, EASY SOFTWARE I RECOMMEND

>Modelling

Blender: https://www.blender.org/
>Painting
Kritas: https://krita.org/en/
>Game Development
Godot: https://godotengine.org/
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Retro Game Stream

Hi, /games/ I opened up a stream for vidya if anyone is interested.
https://tv.leftypol.org/r/chrootStream Also, there's music.
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Character Customization

What do you make of it? Do you always go with the presets or do you spend your Time in game to get the best Combinations possible.
I mean for games like RDR2, GTA, Ghost of Tsushima, etc.
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FUCKING BATNIGGERS

bat 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


(if you think im being serious im laughing at you)
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So, now that the game is out (I think, saw someone play it)
Is it actually good or is it full on gusano bullshit?
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Pokemon general

ITT capitalist guilty pleasures

which tier is your favorite teir?
i leik little cup (lvl 5 only)
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3x3s

let's do the /v/ thing and post 3x3s so we can roast each other
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If you had to pick a movie to become a game, which would you pick?
Ill start.
>Forrest Gump
>run through the ages
>QWOP style battle royale
>last one running wins
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Dwarf Fortress and Colonialism

Hi, /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.

Dwarf Fortress (1999) is a game made 20 years ago by a fat bastard called Tarn Adams, who for the past 20 years of his life has spent his entire existence sitting in a chair typing out C code to create his most influential, and most famous life's work, Dwarf Fortress. A game about subjugating subdwarven beings and destroying natural environments to make room for the growing hustle and bustle of modern dwarfdom. The races which one may subjugate in this game include but are not limited to:
> Scaled elves
> Elves
> Round-eared elves
> green elves
> Demon elves
> cave elves
> furries

Often encounters with non-dwarven sentient life end in lethal combat as the game encourages racial wars, in fact Race wars are the most important conflicts in the game. You can even see race wars between the same 'races' since dwarves have specific regional ethnicities. Therefore Dwarf Fortress is a game about raping other cultures into submission. Any questions?

If you don't have any, please like and favourite this video and don't forget to SMASH that SUBSCRIBE button, see you later Vasuhrats! Vasuh OUT!
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/leftypol/ Minecraft Server

To join:
>open minecraft
>multiplayer
>add server
>use address leftypol.aternos.me and name it whatever you want
If it's offline you can log in to the public-use aternos.org account leftypoluser to turn the server on.
The password for that account is bunkercelsBTFO
Reminder to bump the thread if you bring the server online so other players will see.

Mode: Survival
World Type: Large Biomes
Pirate Friendly: Yes
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Tamriel is a settler colonized continent

So 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.

Looking back to Tamriel we clear evidence of at least the replacement of an indigenous population with a foreign one. Elven recorded and oral histories, accounts gathered by the the different heroes through the games while they explored The continent, and first hand accounts given to the Dragonborn by Knight-Paladin Gelebor all state that the original inhabitants of Tamriel (at least above ground) was the Elves and their civilization of Mereth. Some time, humans showed up in Tamriel, perhaps from Atmora or some other unknown place. As elves and humans came into contact elves realized that their civilization and existance as a people was being threatened from contact with humans, until a group of desperate Elves sought to take an artifact of mass destruction which the human colonizers found underneath. Over the next course of evens thousand or so years, human tribes grew and took land from elves, enslaving and/or outright slaughtering those they captured. Humanity’s rise in power and land base coalesced into the Nordic Empire and the Cyrodiilic Empires. From that point, Cyrodiil conquered the rest of elven held territory and enslaved the entire species in some nations, and in other subjugated them to the bottom of society, in some, failed attempts of genocide also happened. In this way it is clear that humans engaged in a protracted settler colonial campaign of extermination and enslavement. So on a basic level, Tamriel at least under the Nordic and Cyrodiilic Empire was indeed settler colonized.

Some complications come up tho. The fact free Elven nations such as Morrowind, Alinor and Valenwood still exist. Does the existence of these nations = decolonization? What about the rest of the continent that never went back into elven hands? I would argue that decolonization is never complete until the entire settler regime, and in the case of Tamriel, its successor states (Syrim or Hammerfell etc) are all dismantled. As far as more radical elven parties like the Thalmor is concerned, none of Tamriel rightfully belongs to humans or akaviri for that fact. Not to mention that since Morrowind got conquered by the Argonians, elves only hold Alinor and Vanderfell having no other sovereign territory of their own (the grey quarter damn sure don’t count lol).

Aside from the land grabs we also see cultural genocide with humans forcing the Alessian Order onto elves, destruction of elven artifacts and structures (not a single Falmer ruin exists in Skyrim), as well as a writing of history that denies the pre-contact elven presence on the land. Cultural genocide also includes cultural appropriation and theft. The companion Nordic mage, creator of the Dragon pantheon, was argued to be taught advanced magic by snow elves. He then used this power to destroy the elven civilization of Skyrim. He and other Nordic priests tried to pass this power off as being gifted to them by the Gods when it was the people they genocided and enslaved who taught it to them. It stands to speculate how many more spells, technology, and artifacts humans expropriated from elves while butchering them and denying them access to that same knowledge/resource.
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genshin impact

any of you play this? what's all the hype about? is it really a botw clone?
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I can't stop playing this game. I don't mean that I play it for hours or days non-stop, I mean it is the only game I play when I do play. I really liked Post Scriptum, and even Verdun. But for some reason it doesn't have the appeal of playing the same fucking maps for the nth time. Maybe because the other games are realistic simulations, where the enemy is some unknown shape in the distance, much like in real life; while counter strike is a game where you play against other people directly. There's a lot of psychology involved, and reading the other team, or predicting where someone will be, sneaking there and waiting for them. Because you knew they were gonna go around that corner. Not intuition, because you trained and learned, like a rat in a maze. Yet give the option of a wide map and relative freedom with nearly fifty people on each side vs a small, tight course, 5v5 and damn the latter is way more fun.

Thank you for reading my blog. Let's play some csgo sometime
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What is the material explanation for this?
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video games are dead and boring

i 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.
single player games feel like vapid clones of each other and just non engaging in general.
multiplayer game communities don't even have that soul in them anymore.

what went wrong? is it the industry taking a dump or is it just me?
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Smash Ultimate FINAL DLC

WHO THE FUCK IS IT
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Deltarune Thread

Share your memes, thoughts, and so on.

Someone tell me about the non-pacifist routes cause I feel too bad to play them.
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>be me
>decide to play mount and blade napoleon wars
>realize its a fun game
>starts interacting with the community
>big mistake.jpg
>realize the community is filled with incels
>realize further the community is filled with reactionaries
>realize further further the community is filled with unironic nazis especially in the tropical paradise server
<welp
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Diablo

Diablo 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.

The ISO can be found here: https://archive.org/details/Diablo_1996_Blizzard

Patch 1.09 and 2.1.0 can be found here: https://diablopat.ch/download.php

Personally I found that the original game really shows its age. I found the fan-made HD mod that adds a bunch of features, like a stash, HQ graphics, the ability to zoom in and out, and adds a bunch of content cut from the original game. It's called Belzebub and can be found here: https://mod.diablo.noktis.pl/download

Anyway just throwing this up so that there's an OG Diablo thread and people have the opportunity to play blizzard games without giving them any money. Enjoy.
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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:

*Everybody's value and worth is measured according to their immediate utility to the system or to Zaros. Those who show little utility are forgotten or ignored. Seen as a 'burden on society' by upper class nobles.

*High tech society with the most powerful military on the planet, encompassed all of the largest mainland continent except about 3 places

*Wealthier than other powers but with severe inequality for some, people don't feel life is fulfilling and are generally very unhappy

*Theocratic fanatical devotion to an amoral 'Empty Lord' who simply does not care about what doesn't benefit them and is often nearly always absent. An organized religion driven more by loyalty and faith to him instead of any humanitarian beliefs.

*The homeless are murdered on the streets or eaten by shadow ghosts and demonic citizens, drained by vampiric creatures to point of near-death. Laws exist against killing people but they are ultimately not enforced because 'nobody cares for them, they have little value to the system'
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/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!

>Key Features:


>DIVIDED SOCIETY - The population of your city consists of 3 classes: nobles, bourgeois and workers - all of them want a better tomorrow.

>CRISIS MANAGEMENT - Rebuilding the city is not an easy task. Your resources are limited, so you have to decide who will get food and shelter first. Be prepared to face new threats on a regular basis.
>PROTESTS AND RIOTS - There is no way you can make everyone in the city happy. People with unsatisfied needs will protest and riot. You have to decide which class to support and which to suppress.
>SHAPING THE FUTURE - As a ruler of the city, you have the power to bring new laws which shape your society. Which class will become dominant in a new political system? Only you have the answer.

Coming Fall 2021.
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Recently got this game after I had been waiting for months to play and I am surprised at how much fun I have been having. I had no idea it would be this good as most metroidvanias don't actually scratch that certain itch (looking at you axiom verge and shitty knight). It plays well and has such a wide variety of abilities and powers to use, and i'm barely halfway through. Has anybody else played? If not when's the last time you had fun playing a game? You still do find enjoyment through games, right anon?
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Thief is such a great game. Any of you guys ever play it? What's your favorite level? Why is Garrett so sexy? Why are the Hammers loathsome catholicfags who ruin shit
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Cyberpunk 2077

New Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixl31324UxE
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WOOOOOOOOOOOW DID YOU JUST HELP THAT BEGGAR? YOU REALIZE HE'LL PROBABLY SUFFER A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH NOW, RIGHT? BY HELPING OTHERS YOU ROB THEM OF THE CHANCE TO GET STRONGER. WAY TO GO, SCHUTTA.
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Rockstar Games

Thread to discuss the various games developed by Rockstar.
Some if not most of their games rank amongst the absolute peak of video gaming, so why not talk about and analyse them from a leftist perspective?
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>so basically
>I really wanted his green wig
>so I just…
>Z A P
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/tttg/ Tic Tac Toe General

how do you guys like to play? strats?
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what vidya does bunkerchan like
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Outer Worlds

Okay, come on, I know I'm not the only one that's started playing it, what do we all think?No spoilers please, or put them in tags, cause it only just came out.
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Leftypol gaming

What games do leftypol play? I played through Stalker recently, I also like Deus Ex, Mount and Blade Warband, Dark Souls. I play supreme commander daily and generally enjoy strategy games.
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Half life 2

I 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
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>OHHHHH, HERE COMES A BIG ONE
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On Twinsanity

Crash Twinsanity was one of the most chad franchise games. I'd love to be proven wrong.

Here's a quick rundown:
>pushed Crash Bandicoot platformer games out of the stale teleport-to-pathway-with-boxes-25-times formula to a more open world adventure comedy
>gave Neo Cortex a personality
>gave Neo Cortex a relative even if she was drafted and technically premiered earlier
>in-jokes from previous games
>in-jokes from other franchise
>in-jokes from the production team
>every single aspect of the Moulin Cortex joke
>trailer full of uncomfortable spanking footage
>Cortex just shoots a bunch of fuckers in cutscenes whenever things get dull
>broken as fuck release just makes it more challenging
>not being able to finish production of the game just adds more secret lore, has a whole website about it
>'the entire soundtrack is acapella, from classical orchestra remixes to grungy metal, because why the fuck not
>derriberry gets like one line in the final game despite playing two major characters because why the fuck not, even fucking Cortex gets to voice more Coco lines. It's not like there wasn't already a mute main character.
>badass transhumanism qt goth girl just skips everywhere like a fucking alpha
>pre-release versions had her jump height too high just so the pervert animators could make sure no-one added balls to this high-test motherfucker
>fuck it, slutty goth Coco is apparently canon now because the writers are perverts as well
They didn't even finish the thing and it revolutionized the Crash Bandicoot series.
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Persona games

What's your opinion about the Persona games?
I loved P5R, easily one of the best games I've ever played, but long as fuck too, and the 10 hour tutorial will scare most casuals.

Now I will start playing P4G and maybe the P5 Spinoff game.
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Chess

I'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/.

As you might now, chess played a large role in the Soviet Union. They outright dominated the game for decades and it was commonly played ever since the inception of the union.

I think chess does possess the potential to develop and train the strategic thinking skills of players, if they abstract from the game and attempt to apply it to the real world.

But it's also a fun game. Because of that I made a /leftypol/ club on chess.com, which is a great website with a nice UI and plenty of resources to learn and improve at chess. I've been using it for months now and got far better at chess and I even do the puzzles on it for fun every day. The way the website is designed makes learning chess and improving really, really easy. Making an account is free and would be quick. I know this sounded like an ad, lol.

So, I'm inviting you comrades to start learning chess or improve whatever skill level you are at and join the /leftypol/ chess club. We could play against each other. Perhaps even organize tournaments. I think it would be really cool if we could get something like this going and make it the community wide hobby. If only 3 people join that would be good enough honestly.

[b]Link[/b]
https://www.chess.com/club/leftypol
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what kind of games about socialism/ communism would you like to see?
perosnally id want an la noire style game set in the soviet union in the 50s and 60s
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Fanmods, total conversions, and independent projects

I was kind of intending this thread to be a storehouse of replies for

<hurrr but who would work without profit motive???? you ever thought about that commie?


where fans have for one reason or another put in a great deal of time and effort to maintain or recreate digital experiences.

For example, I stumbled on some videos for a fan recreation of TIE fighter which, from the clips of it, looks really neat. It seems like video related is a mod based off of another mod for the million year old X-wing Alliance engine. I need to look further into it and see if it's built off of the original game, or its own standalone deal meant to mimic it.

Then there's also Tamriel Reborn that seems like it isn't just a remake of the original, but actually expands on the original Morrowind, I guess to add back in all of the content that had to be cut. Apparently they've been going at it since 2001.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKyrzZRo-O0

Then there's DOOM, which has just had an insane amount of work done on it and with it since it was released. It's actually pretty amazing to see what people are capable of doing with it after so long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3bwKzHEpbA
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/nintendo/

General for all Nintendo Games and Nintendo related discussion!
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Go/Baduk/Weiqu

Holy shit holy shit did you know comrade Xi Jinping is childhood friends w/ Nie Weiping and plays Go

Holy shit the great helmsman plays Go wow

Also a Go game general
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What a shit game
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Metal Gear series

Are the MGS games based and REDpilled and Kojima /ourguy/?I know Peace Walker placed Che and the Sandinistas in a positive light but 3 and 5 had some very red scare opinions on the USSR
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>"they just dont make games like they use—"
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ITT: mods

Funny mods, cool mods, etc.
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Kart Racing General

Kart racing general

You may now play as Alunya in SuperTuxKart.gentooGentoo
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/rts/

Real time strategy games are not as popular as they once were, but I still think they deserve their own thread. Do you guys still play them and which games?
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When will there ever be a game this kino again?
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Visual Novel General

Has anyone read pic related? On this note, visual novel thread~ Feel free to list recommendations and what you've read
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Late Capitalism Simulator

Lately 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.

Another great but obscure example is whatever the fuck Cruelty Squad is. It’s fully embraced the boring drug fueled dystopia aesthetic while delivering basically Deus Ex but without the stealth. Compared to the faux shell of a Cyberpunk game 2077 was (full of cyber but nothing about the societal implications of such technologies other than some edgy infantile “message” about “soul”), this game have everything and everyone be miserable using the cyber-enhancements. Space colonization and AI being pipe dreams. Corporations are not knowingly malicious but only apart of the rot of capitalism.
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Skyrim is for Nords, and if you don't like it you can gtfb to Morrowind
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People have been memeing this game, some people even say that the premise is "Marxist" , "Socialist" ,"Revolutionary etc .

Has anyone tried it?
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What's this?

So they decide to add Eastern front again?
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/gccx/ - Game Center CX

Does anyone here watch Game Center CX?

>DO YOU KNOW THE KACHO?

https://pastebin.com/u/GCCXGeneral
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nigga

aight imma play a lot of Hotline miami 2 to purge myself from this retarded larp invasion from retardchan
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GETchan VN collaboration project

So our idea was as follows (as I understand what we discussed)

We want to make a VN in Ren'py because the software/coding is pretty easy.

moo_moo knows how to code python for the backend
hardkoba does nice sexy art for the characters
spurdo does 3d and 2d works and can possibly do the backgrounds and/or other design elements
caballo is a writer and can write the novel bit
pepe_pp does writing and some art and can assist with those
moo_moo also does music (electronic) so can handle that

Other people may want to contribute with their skills of course.

Plot concept:
Main character lives in present day Earth sadly because capitalism and the ongoing social collapse sucks.
He possibly idly signs some form agreeing to be part of some preservation experiment if he dies.
He then dies shortly afterward, either through suicide or through random accident/calamity
MC's brain is stored in a 'science chamber' (or whatever) at a university for research, either because he signed the forms or because he is special in some other way and was picked out. Eventually, his brain simply becomes a display piece/teaching aid for med students.
30-50 years later, the climate crisis comes to a head and capitalist society is destroyed due to resource shortages, wars, et cetera, some years later, the people take power globally and start the work of rebuilding society along communist lines.
150-200 years after our story starts, a team of scientists decides to use MC's brain in an experiment to attempt to resurrect him, possibly they have tried previously and his is the first time it has worked, or the project has never been tried before but a mad scientist at the university decides to try it on a whim with MC's brain.
After some time, MC's body is regrown and he awakes in a brave new world, with the last thing he remembers having been his death.
He is dazed and confused at first for obvious reasons and does not really know if he's alive or dead. Of course he is told what had happened but doesn't quite understand/believe it.
Eventually MC is up and moving around, and he is shown the brave new world by, most likely, the love interests.
The utopian abundance of the world actually convinces him moreso that he has gone to heaven/'the good place' and that nothing is really real.
That's really as far as we got, but MC has to deal with existential crises like whether anything is real, whether he is even the same person as the one he remembers being (due to consciousness stopping, etc), whether he fits in in this world and if he should have even been resurrected to begin with, and so on.

The world:
The world should be utopian communism, but will probably not call itself that due to entryism and not wanting to immediately put people off. MC will be amazed by the freedom and choice that people have, the lack of money, the fact that anyone can do basically whatever they want (within reason), and is both in awe and deeply alienated by the new society.
MC also finds it hard to fit in because social conventions have changed drastically, with people generally being much more communal, having more loose ideas of who owns what and sharing, people being more sexually open and less private in general, the commonness of polygamy, orgies, et cetera, and the lack of (as he sees it) personal boundaries and so on.
We have come to an impasse about the appearances of the people that surround MC. Some of us believe that it would be a society of largely mixed race, healthy and generally attractive looking people who put less emphasis on appearance due to the fact that appearances can be relatively easily changes/corrected/modified.
Others would prefer a world of diversity and sexual 'novelty' where people's bodies have been extensively modified to fit their personalities, with the physical form being a representation of the internal mind. People would be diverse, strange, and some would be transhuman (ie. possibly furries, elves, catgirls, or even more exotic thing). So, I guess we have to decide on that.

We also agreed that ideally the MC should be gender flexible (he/she/they) to player choice, but I have used he for simplicity.
Sex scenes would be enabled in the game put able to be disabled/skipped like many other VNs.
Ideally, there should be femboys in the game as romance options as well as women.

Anyways, I might have forgotten some things, but that's about as far as we got, I believe. Let's hope we stick with it and the project isn't just an idle idea that is thrown into the ether and forgotten!

Inspirations:
Everlasting Summer (commie imageboard VN with time travel elements)
Looking Backward 1887-2000 by Edward Bellamy (book where person wakes up century later into communism, comes to see it as a utopia, and gets a cute waifu to go along with it, as a comment on the society the author lived in).

Let's go GETchan, let's go leftypol and games!

leftytrash riot server: https://matrix.to/#/!bvZhLhbbUCZbgvGrNi:matrix.org?via=matrix.org
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/pol/eague

This is a thread for discussing /leftypol/'s team in the /pol/eague.

Strawmanning Q&A
>why the fuck would we enter a 4chan event full of retards?
/leftypol/ has been a participant since /pol/eague 4, despite bunkerchan nor leftypol.org ever being involved. The team is already signed up and validated. The only difference is that /leftypol/ have now been given authority over the roster, so we might as well have some fun.
Last time /leftypol/ came 2nd, and the capability of creating salt even with a lame team is demonstrably there. Virtual divegrass is not serious business. It's an opportunity to laugh, unite and shitpost together while watching a random number generator play out.

>where is more infomation?

Cup: https://implyingrigged.info/wiki//pol/eague_6
Team: https://implyingrigged.info/wiki//leftypol/
Recordings: https://implying.fun/poleague5/

>when will it start?

Current consensus is after 4chan's 'World Cup' in mid-August.

>why do we have a thread already?

Here's the thing. The current team roster sucks. They even made Bernie Sanders a medal player for fuck's sake. It's time for a 2021 update.
>some new players to reflect our culture (e.g. stuff like TYBNA, Read A Fucking Book, post chin, 600 GORRILIAN, Weird Sex Web Site, Uyghur, Ice axe in Mexico, Pencil, Jewish nigger, Catgirls, Dickblastt, Hazrambe)
>new anthems, chants and goal horns (e.g. .mp3 related as anthem?, /leftypol/ choir?, Tubthumping as comeback anthem?)
>new portraits for formation menu (Young Stalin instead of old Stalin?)
>new kits? they're alright but we can do better
Other aesthetic mods are possible but may take actual effort.
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/leftytg/

Tabletop Games / Traditional Games
Wargames, Roleplaying Games, Board Games, Card Games, Drinking Games, and so on and so on.
What are you playing/running/home-brewing? What do you have to recommend or criticize?
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Yonah *loves* her onii-chan
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Gacha Games - Don't give porky your money(Only your time! LOL)


AAAA THE VEGETA EYE KEEPS FOLLOWING ME
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I only play sims 4 for wicked whims
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QTDDTOT games edition

QTDDTOT - Questions that don't need their own thread, games edition.

I think this board could use one of these, and i didn't want to make an entire thread for one game.

Is Paper Mario Color spash a good game? or is it bad like the sticker one?
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Best vidja female characters

I am just going to post the best waifu already.democratic_socialismDemocratic Socialism
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You can't refute this

High Elves = Ashkenazi Kikes
Wood Elves = Mizrahi Kikes
Khajiit = Pajeets
Argonians = Mutts
Dark Elves = Sandgroids
Nords = Germanic EVROPEANS
Imperials = Mediterranean EVROPEANS
Bretons = Celtic EVROPEANS
Reachmen = Slavic EVROPEANS
Redguards = Nafris
Orcs = Groids
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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

Imperials fully genocided the Ayleyds

Redguards fully genocided the Lefthand Elves, and every single Elf in Hammerfell during Ra Ga Da

Bretons, being the weakest of all due to mixture with Elves, only massacres Orcs from time to time

Meanwhile Elves never fully genocided a single Man race, never conquered anything beyond their racial borders, and during most of history were always on defensive against the stronger Humans, why is that?
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monke

post games where you are monke
hard mode: no donke kong
nightmare mode: you return to monke
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Indie Game Dev

Does anyone have experience making indie games? How hard would it be to create a game today that has about the same level of graphics as warcraft 3, but using modern technology?
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Be me
Sees new Saints Row trailer and gameplay
Literally every comment on Youtube and Twitter are:

>NOOOOO YOU CAN'T PUT BLACKS AND WOMEN IN A GAME, NOOOOOO THEY CAN'T DRESS ACCORDINGLY TO 2021 FASHION THAT'S BEING A SOY SJW BETA WOKE CUCK REEEEEE


Why are GERMers like this? Do GERMers need to be systematically executed en masse?
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Twilight Struggle

Anyone that plays twilight struggle here?
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/CitK/ - Crisis in the Kremlin General

Comrades, it's that time again: Lenin is young and October lies ahead!
Time for a Crisis in the Kremlin game thread like in the good old days. We'll be playing on 'Realism' difficulty and starting at the earliest bookmark, 1985!

And so comrades, take your seats as members of the Central Committee of the CPSU, take up flags, or namefag if you like, for some degree of recognisability when tallying votes and take up the burden of the collective leadership as it is time for you to elect our new General Secretary following the unfortunate passing of Comrade Chernenko.

Your candidates are as follows:
-The young protege of Andropov and stalwart, Comrade Grigory Romanov
-The young up and coming reformist, Comrade Gorbachev
-The trusted Brezhnevite centrist, Comrade Grishin
-The party grandee and diplomatic excellency, Comrade Gromyko
-or perhaps the a previously unknown black horse from the party rank will secure the Central Committee's confidence?

Comrades of the Central Committee, the future of the Party, the Union, the Socialist Camp and the Human Race itself is in your hands!soviet_unionSoviet Union
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The Outer Worlds 2

Are you excited for the sequel to the game that Finally Took A Stance Against Capital by having every NPC horrified at violence against the bourgeoisie, communism not mentioned a single time and the best ending being a slight tax on the wealthy?
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Who wrote dat

I'm mad
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Rimworld

Thread for discussing the construction and management simulation game Rimworld.
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Ohhhh shit this looks awesome! I'd been hoping for a Saints Row return to more grounded stuff, where walking and driving matter, but without the old outdadted gangbanger tone of 1. I'm really liking the setting and characters, this looks like it's gonna be great fun. Can't wait for next year! I also LOOOOOVED WD2 and I'm so excited to see Volition adoption similar aesthetics for the Saints
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Steam Deck

Yesterday, Valve quietly dropped it's answer to the Nintendo Switch.
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Descent: Freespace

If 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.

This guy has a pretty good video series on the games:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqXxJ85hILE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJTGsVktves
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npDNFpWlHmE
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>mfw when you realize elder lyons is the deng xiaoping of the fallout universe

>mfw again when you realize elder Maxson is the xi jinping of the fallout universe
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/acg/

>No animal crossing thread for 10 pages
Absolutely disgusting you uncultured plebs.
Post friend codes and Island codes, or just screenshots in general.
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How Roblox Is Exploiting Young Game Developers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gXlauRB1EQ
>game creation platform pops up
>makes fuckload of money exploiting child labor for years on end
>barely anyone notices somehow
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Whats games are the /leftypol/ people currently in the middle of playing?
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Warzone

Any of my comrades want to play Warzone together? It's free.
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Fable is the patrician RPG choice for any true marxist
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I really liked The Green Knight. What are some video games that have a similar trippy dark fantasy vibe
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ded spase :DDD

gong to start ded spase 1 after i bate 2;
wat am i in for :DDD?spurdoSpurdo
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Monster Hunter Riders 2 is bad

Ok, so….
This game is crap.
I'm embarrased for having played it, seeking till I saw something of value in it.
But it is crap, like, one major shit.
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Quick! Post a 9+/10 game that has some actual educational value.
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A critique on modern game design

Modern 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
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Console exclusivity

I 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.

Maybe it's some residue PTSD from being in a tight-knit Demon's Souls community when I was younger, and seeing the community flooded by morons and petit-bougie assholes when the Souls series was ported to PC.

What do you guys think of console exclusivity?
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Graphics dont matter

Theres 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
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So the entire premise of Majora's Mask is that Link lost his friend Navi and went on a journey to look for her… And never finds her in the end. Did they forget about her at some point in development? Tatl gets a nice resolution to her story, but we never hear about what happened to Navi. What a cruel way treat a character from the previous story.
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A.I Dungeon

Anyone else here fool around with A.I dungeon a lot?
Post your custom prompts or stories etc ITTzapatistaZapatista
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/v/ and /tg/ tend to say that gatekeeping would've kept the soul of the hobby intact but what would gate keeping even entail anyways?
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Trolled

Do you like when games mess with you, anon?
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>he's a /GBAmer/
seriously, grow up
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The Next Cinematic Universe

>Squeenix and Disney have collaborated for decades now
>Kingdom Hearts is a massive franchise with something like 50 games that melds Final Fantasy and Disney movies together into one cohesive(?) whole
>Disney have utterly cocked up Star Wars
>Marvel seemingly in disarray after Infinity War
>Squeenix, like Marvel before it, is a large, profitable corporation with a large stable of characters and marketable franchises

My prediction is that as profits fall off from their Marvel products, Disney is going to seek out new mergers/acquisitions to improve their prospects. Squenix is a ripe property, which Disney will seek to exploit by purchasing and/or merging with ala Pixar, and then making a bunch of movies/series based on FF, and using SE's gaming clout to expand further into the extremely profitable world of gaming.

So I hope you're reading for the Kingdom Hearts cinematic universe, because it's fucking coming.
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I find every game either too hard or too easy

If a game is too easy, I get down because I feel like there's no challenge and I might as well not even be playing it. If it's too hard, I get down because I can't do it and I feel inadequate for failing and worthless.

What do?
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ff11:national parks::theme parks:ff14
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EVE Online Facing Second 'Summer of Rage' Fan Outcry

<CCP Games tried new monetization amid a ship shortage, and it's backfired

>On top of the scarcity patches, roughly one year ago, one of the largest wars in EVE’s history began. The war has raged hot for nearly a year, causing destruction on a scale that is unheard of in EVE’s 18 year history, further diminishing the resource stockpiles of players and driving the cost of the vessels players need to fight in the war through the roof. Outside of the financial toll the war has taken on player wallets, the mental stress of the conflict also seems to be building in players on all sides. War in EVE is one of the most interesting things the game has to offer, and probably one of the more realistic simulations of massive real life campaigns available in the virtual realm. Each side needs competent generals, massive supply chains, and most importantly, players to fight in battles that can last for hours across all time zones multiple days a week. Over time, these things take a measurable toll on people who are just trying to play a game to have some fun and blow off steam. With something close to half of the game’s active playerbase involved in the conflict, it’s easy to understand how the situation could create some tension among players. Further compounding the stress of war and waning pocketbooks are the latest changes to the already complex industry system. Almost all spaceships and the ammunition and equipment for those ships are produced by players. Resources must be harvested, transported, and combined to create the ships, and when those ships die in battle, they are gone forever. Over the course of the war, those ships have been dying by the thousands. Since the changes implemented in the last few months, the production chains, cost, and complexity of crafting most ships in EVE have become more complex and expensive, leading to a further burnout of already overtaxed industry players.
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DLC is good because it gives me stronger characters
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>why yes I automated, weat, egg, sugar cane, steak, carrot, pumpkin and beetroot production
>why yes I've farmed every ingame mob including the wither
>why yes I've conquered entire biomes
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Go/Baduk

Does 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.

Also, a quote from Deleuze, among other things of course, is what really piqued my interest in Go. I'll reproduce it here:

>“Let us take a limited example and compare the war machine and the state apparatus in the context of the theory of games. Let us take chess and Go, from the standpoint of game pieces, the relations between the pieces and the space involved. Chess is a game of the State, or of the court: the emperor of China played it. Chess pieces are coded; they have an internal nature and intrinsic properties from which their movements, situations, and confrontations derive. They have qualities; a knight remains a knight, a pawn a pawn, a bishop a bishop. Each is like a subject of the statement endowed with relative power, and these relative powers combine in a subject of enunciation, that is, the chess player or the game’s form of interiority. Go pieces, I contrast, are pellets, disks, simple arithmetic units, and have only an anonymous, collective, or third-person function: “It” makes a move. “It” could be a man, a woman, a louse, an elephant. Go pieces are elements of a nonsubjectified machine assemblage with no intrinsic properties, only situational ones. Thus the relations are very different in the two cases.


>Within their milieu of interiority, chess pieces entertain biunivocal relations with one another, and with the adversary’s pieces: their functioning is structural. One the other hand, a Go piece has only a milieu of exteriority, or extrinsic relations with nebulas or constellations, according to which it fulfills functions of insertion or situation, such as bordering, encircling, shattering. All by itself, a Go piece can destroy an entire constellation synchronically; a chess piece cannot (or can do so diachronically only). Chess is indeed a war, but an institutionalized, regulated, coded war with a front, a rear, battles. But what is proper to Go is war without battle lines, with neither confrontation nor retreat, without battles even: pure strategy, whereas chess is a semiology. Finally, the space is not at all the same: in chess, it is a question of arranging a closed space for oneself, thus going from one point to another, of occupying the maximum number of squares with the minimum number of pieces. In Go, it is a question of arraying oneself in an open space, of holding space, of maintaining the possibility of springing up at any point: the movement is not from one point to another, but becomes perpetual, without aim or destination, without departure or arrival. The “smooth” space of Go, as against the “striated” space of chess. The nomos of Go against the State of chess, nomos against polis. The difference is that chess codes and decodes space, whereas Go proceeds altogether differently, territorializing and deterritorializing it (make the outside a territory in space; consolidate that territory by the construction of a second, adjacent territory; deterritorialize the enemy by shattering his territory from within; deterritorialize oneself by renouncing, by going elsewhere…) Another justice, another movement, another space-time.”
international_brigadeInternational Brigade
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Let's design an indie game together

Hey, 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.

Anyways, so this game is about capitalism. It's supposed to be a small open world game with PS1 graphics. Your character is a random nobody. Their specific identity is of no importance. The game starts off with leading you on the path that you have to find a job and get money to make something out of yourself. You are soon confronted that the kind of jobs you like are unavailable to you, because they have ludicrous demands for junior positions and the other jobs are undignified menial jobs that will hardly give you enough money for you to make it out of poverty. The idea is to make the player believe that's what they should do and the player is made unaware of the fact that he could play the game very differently at any time. The player looks for job and he replays these boring minigames, that represent his menial job, over and over and over again. The player is free to continue and perhaps at some point they will realize they can go about things differently. In the meantime the world building will inform about the conflicts and problems around him. Politicians making promises on stage, crime on the streets, some people ridiculously rich and others pathetically poor and factions slowly brewing in society of which the player can actually join. The player will be subject to random tragic events, like getting hit by a car and having astronomical bills to pay, getting mugged on the street (by a minority and yes that is an important), yada yada. Those inevitable events are supposed to make the player realize that working to fulfill whatever goals they had will not be possible. Because they will never earn enough money. This is when the second phase of the game starts. The player will now explore alternative ways of going about things and come into contact with various factions which will mimic real life factions we see in contemporary politics. These factions must be depicted with a genuine attempt at portraying them honestly, because if we are too on the nose with "HURR DURR WE STUPID NAZIS AND WE DUMB DUMBS BELIEVE JEWS ARE BEHIND EVERYTHING" or "HURR WE ARE DUMB SJWS DUMB DUMBS WHO THINK QUOTAS CAN SOLVE EVERYTHING" people who actually identify with these groups will feel unfairly misrepresented and not listen to the game's core message. The player may choose any of these factions and lead them to their own victory which will be followed by their miserable failure, since their worldview was misguided. The proper ending will be achieved by joining the socialist faction that unites all of the other factions. Anyways. I have this scene in my head how the player will sneak into some politicians home where they throw a big party and all the other important figures are invited. They will all look like pigs and make squeeling noises when they speak. They will talk about how they are using all of these factions as pawns to keep them divided and fighting with each other. They are also getting served human flesh and the player can find a stash of corpses in a cold room in the kitchen. It's supposed to be a metaphor how human suffering and pain is their sustenance.

Do you guys want to give me some feedback? Add some ideas? Anyone interested in working on that with me?
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the long war mod for xcom 2012 doesn't make much sense.
Xcom like all games has a snowball effect, and the rest of the difficulty tweaking is in contradiction with this.
What would make sense is for more wins to lead to a faster increase in difficulty and a shorter game overall, since you're progressing through the challenge at a quicker pace. Then if you fuck up and lose a mission or some soldiers, the penalty is having to play more game, and its not a campaign ending setback like it is now(at least on the higher difficulties).

I don't expect many to know what im talking about. I had this thought in my head from when long war was still played 6 years ago, before xcom2.
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Anyone else doesn't like the graphical remakes (like DS, Halo, Shadow of the Collosus, Spyro, etc)? Them graphics look good but it's also done by a completely different team. It's like if they took a movie and reshot it exactly the same but with different actors and new effects. Or if someone redrew mona lisa and now it's supposed to be considered the best version. It results in a different feel and fucked up art style. And yet gamers seem to eat this shit up and ask for more. Am I alone on this?
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The Sega System

The Sega System


Description
DescriptionShinobi is a series of hack-and-slash action video games created by Sega. The ninja Joe Musashi is the protagonist of the original series of games. The first Shinobi game was released in 1987 for arcades and has since featured in a dozen other Shinobi titles
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Why is modding Skyrim so freaking complicated?

Why can't it be like Minecraft or GTA or Sims? I just wanted some sex mods
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Shit Steam Does

>The Market is unavailable for the following reason(s):
You must have a valid Steam purchase that is between 7 days and a year old with no recent chargebacks or payment disputes.

>To remove this restriction you must make a purchase in the steam store
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New mechagamezilla/infinite review episode out lads
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VR

Will VR ever be affordable for the average gamer? Even the Quest 2 costs as much as a game console and they are trying to shove ads into them.
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[CW: Suicide] KiwiFarms harassed the developer of higan/bsnes, Near aka Byuu, into taking his own li

https://twitter.com/marcan42/status/1409176583433179137

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/06/the_dev_behind_one_of_the_worlds_best_snes_emulators_has_taken_their_own_lifeanarcho-communismAnarcho-Communism
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Why is it easily the best FPS game ever?
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The importance of games in politics

For 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TycfDgg4acY

For that reason this thread should be used to approach games from a political standpoint with their political content in mind. The only thing to keep in mind here is that YOU CANNOT TALK ABOUT GAMERGATE.

Here's a big list of video games with left wing content to help discussion get going:bolshevikBolshevik
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Anybody experienced with Dungeons and Dragons that can help me with some worldbuilding?

I want to integrate Gnomes into my world, and the 5e (inb4) source book says they have very tight-knit communities, so I want to make them Communists, but I'm a brainlet and I don't know what a medieval-esque Communist society would look like.democratic_socialismDemocratic Socialism
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Anyone else play CRPGs because they don't have any IRL friends to play tabletop with?
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Wasteland 3

You have played cyberpunk but not the best RPG of 2020, why is that the case?
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The pillars of the modern gayming world are all asians, why is this?
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2
I just heard about it but it already sounds like a load of barnacles. Is there any hope it's actually a good sequel?
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Ads in Oculus

Thank you Based Facebook.
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George owns a Virtual Boy in Seinfeld which is quite fitting for him. I'd like to think Kramer told him about this new revolutionary console that his friend Bob Sacamano said was gonna be the next big thing which prompted him to go out and buy it.
Jerry also owns some PC titles in his shelf, like Sim City.
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This whole E3 was yikes all around. Is gaming dead?
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Planescape: Torment

Still undefeated.
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I miss well-optimized video games. Now because processing power keeps increasing nobody in the industry cares.
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I got asked what my favorites games of this year were but all I've been doing is playing Runescape and TF2.
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7 hours left on Palestinian Aid Bundle

https://itch.io/b/902/indie-bundle-for-palestinian-aid

>inb4 'lol paying for games'


Yeah yeah, true, but a lot of these games are obscure enough that it will be a pain in the ass to pirate them and anyway, it's for a good cause, you literally get 1272 games, there's gonna be something you like.
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Is it worth the money to get a Vita and homebrew it?
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E3 Leftypol bingo card

Ok 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.
>Amogus on Smash.
<The new character in smash is the sussy impostor from amogus.

>Cringe Moment number 41.

<Someone does something kinda cringy.

>Anime AAA game no one cares about.

<What it says, some "World premier" of an anime game that inmediately is shit cause it's anime.
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School shooting simulator, when?
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Comfy emulation

What are some comfy GBA games to play on your phone?

I don't have controllers or anything, so something like mario or sonic are hard to play with touchscreen

Slower games
Things like Hamtaro: Ham Ham or Pokemon and Pokemon rom hacks are easier
Recommend some
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-aggzr_fqQ
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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.

The game was just flying & entering circles. Like a casual game. The era was set in WW1. So the protagonist (he's a young commoner Anglo) has a crush with a Kraut lady (she's a part of royal family in Fritz empire).

They both wrote & sent a letter each others until the war is started, they begin to stay away each others. The protagonist then been drafted into airforce to fight the Fritz.

Any similar warplane mobile game story like this?
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kras pantygood unsane trollogy

Improvements of the N-Sane Trilogy as per Crashmania:
>All games have auto-saving now. You don't need to beat Tawna's bonus rounds in the first game to save, since the game unobtrusively does that for you every time you beat a level or reach a checkpoint.
>The Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment from Crash 2 and WARPED was added to the first game. Taking notes from the sequels, the first game now gives you extra masks if you die too many times before reaching a checkpoint, then replaces certain crates with checkpoints if you're still having trouble. Boulders will also slow down if you're having trouble outrunning them, like in the second game.
>The floor in Toxic Waste now has marks where the bouncing barrels will hit, making it much easier to position yourself accordingly.
>Chase levels in the second game have a trail of green squares before each dash pad so you'll know when you're approaching them.
>A bird can be seen flying into the alien sign post in Road Crash. This is a hint on how to reach the level Hot Coco.
>Some bosses get cartoony symbols over them when they're vulnerable to let you know it's safe to attack them.
>An aiming reticle was added to biplane levels.
>Biplanes no longer snap back to a position parallel to the ground. You can also slow down using the Circle button.
>Extra fruits have been added as hints above invisible platforms in the first game and after you hit the switch in Up The Creek.
>TNTs always explode nearby crates regardless of Crash's distance.
>Many precarious platforms now telegraph when they're about to fall down.
>The bounce crate behavior from WARPED was applied to the first two games, so you always get two fruits per bounce.
>It's easier to spin an enemy into a specific direction.
>The second island in Crash 1 is horizontally inverted to make the navigation consistent.
>The third island in Crash 1 adds a shortcut to N. Sanity Beach if you've unlocked Stormy Ascent.
>Bringing Aku Aku to Lights Out or Fumbling in the Dark starts him off in the illuminated state. Since checkpoints now remember which crates you've broken, an Aku Aku mask will spawn near you if you've broken the nearest Aku Aku crate before triggering the checkpoint.

Meanwhile in vidya journo land: https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/matthew-wilson/its-not-just-you-the-crash-bandicoot-remaster-is-harder-than-the-original/
>It’s not just you, the Crash Bandicoot remaster is harder than the original
>N.Sane trilogy does contain some “subtle differences” from the original games, resulting in making it harder to land jumps.
>jumping in the N.Sane trilogy is not the same as in the original games
>players slipping off or falling through the edge of platforms, making jumps harder to land properly
>jumping bad = game is harder
why are games journos still picrelated
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Has there ever been a gaut?me quite like Deus Ex since it came o
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Old Wii U my belovedanarcho-communismAnarcho-Communism
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LTG

Why in the historical dialectics does this dude still have a career?
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>Sonic the Hedgehog joins Shin Megami Tensei: Liberation Dx2 as a new 4 star demon
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Games comics/webcomics

Knights of the Dinner Table is and was the only genuinely good RPG humor.
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I skip the sex parts in eroge to get back to the plot like in Rance, Fate or Monster Girl Quest.
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Japs are too retarded to know about mumble.
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SUS epic games store free games

AMONG US
AMONG US
MFW JERMA SUS AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
IMPOSTERO!!
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/p/among-us
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Mindustry

Finally 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?
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Evolution of competitive FPS

>Doom (KotH)
>Quake (CtF)
>Rainbow: Team 6 (tactical)
>Tribes (40 player death match)
>Counter Strike: Source (tactical defuse)
<cod (death match)
<halo (death match in space)

if you actually play halo or cod seriously you are an npc
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Im a direct victim of crypto mining last week my graphic card died now im stuck with my own board graphic cards
Pls give recommendations for low spec games
I mainly prefer faster paced stuff that isnt to easy but doesnt require thinking to much about strategy etc
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Albion (from Fable series) vs Tamriel (from Elder Scrolls series) vs Thedas (from Dragon Age series).

A 1x1 tricontinental war among them, which one would win? I think Albion would utterly crush both due to massive superior tech, magic in Fable series seems to be much more powerful too
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Can we talk about how video games like Age of Empires/Civilisation etc are conduits to right wing thought about political economy of globalisation?

Simply, they portray human society and civilisations as inherently atomised and singular in their development as well as presenting culture as essentialist.


Also, an anon posted an academic article related to this recently, but I've lost it, if anyone could repost that would be great.
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It was a different time.
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DAE play tekken?

>wake up
>wavedash out of bed
>wavedash past sister
>"kisama ka…"
>wavedash to bathroom
>crouch cancel shit animation
>wavedash outside
>see bully by the bus stop
>"kisama wo koko de owaraseru!"
>wavedash toward bully
>"DORYA"
>he ducked
>big punish, leaving me in rage
>wavedash
>"Koko ga kisama no hakaba da!"
>wavedash ontop of his corpse
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VICTORIA 3 IS HERE

>IT'S HAPPENING, OH GOD IT'S HAPPENING

>EVERYBODY STAY CALM, STAY FUCKING CALM
ak-47AK-47
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>Shadowrun is a cyberpunk visual novel role-playing video game for the Sega Mega-CD adapted from the Japanese version of the pen and paper RPG Shadowrun by FASA (which was created by Group SNE). It was developed by Japanese company Compile and released on February 23, 1996 in Japan only as both the last Mega-CD game released in Japan and the last game released anywhere on the Mega-CD/Sega CD.
Is there an English (fan)translation for this somewhere?
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Is anyone interested at playing Minecraft with a thrdie shitskin 25 years old NEET literal faggot?
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What is the materialist explanation of esports cheating?
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dark souls can't into shakespeare

What 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.
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How do you get good at this?

This game is absolutely brutal and I'm playing all the levels on easy.
It almost seems like every stage has different timings for each button. Considering also you're not allowed to press buttons late.

Is the trick FPS or something? How do you fix it on linux? All builds that do only work on windows and wont work with wine.

Also general thread I guess
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Anyone here plays DotA2 and queues up in USE?
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Halo doesn't have enough ammo pouches, with the absurd amount of bullets he carries around, he even has ammo for guns he's not currently using. Come on. I'm not playing infinite if the combat doesn't actually evolve. Increasing polycount and raytracing isn't important, this isn't a movie.

Source on picrel : https://twitter.com/TangShogun/status/1390252816049086466?s=20transhumanismTranshumanism
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What the fuck is this shit?

What in the fuck is this shit?
Looks like i won't be trying to afford a PS5 after all:
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/resident-evils-producer-says-village-was-balanced-based-on-feedback-that-re7-was-too-scary/


>In an interview with Axios Gaming included in its latest newsletter, Kanda said Village’s development team didn’t want to frighten off players, after some feedback suggested the game’s predecessor was too scary.


>When we develop a new Resident Evil game, our goal is not always to make it scarier than the previous title, but find a balance to deliver a scary but fun experience for players, he said.


>Some of the feedback we received regarding [RE7 was] that it was too scary to play,” Kanda added. “In one regard, that’s exactly what we were striving for, so it’s a huge compliment for us.


>But at the same time, it’s always our goal to create something that anybody can feel comfortable jumping in and playing, so we eased up on the tension curve [in RE Village] relative to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, so that players aren’t in constant fear.



I'll just keep spending my money on cheap booze then, no thanks.
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Does anyone here work in the gaming industry? Be a programmer, artist or related
Is it bad as people says it is?
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Why are like 50% of gamers totally antisocial sociopaths whose only emotions are seething hatred and rage? Why do so many gamers seem completely incapable of empathy or goodwill?
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Tonight We Riot, an explicitly communist beat-em-up game, is free on GOG today. Anyone here played it?

https://www.gog.com/game/tonight_we_riot
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Call of Duty Cold War "Bad" Ending
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There are people out there who want to corrupt the succubus tradwife.
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Disappointments

What are some of your biggest disappointments in vidya anon?

Pic related for me, it pretty much ruined my youthful innocence. When I was a child I believed that there was such a thing as "good" and "bad" developers. That good ones existed who would never betray their fans on greedy marketing decisions, developers who were innately pure and reliable. Then I played this abomination and grew up.
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So?
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are there any games that take place during the Spartacist uprising?socialismSocialism
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Time Wasters

Let's recommend, talk and post apks modded or unmodded about those games new or old that you'd play while waiting in the airport.

I loved Temple Run 2 and Angry Birds Star Wars so much

Where do you guys find old apks of games before they became too iap hungry or online
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Tabletop Source Books

Post any free tabletop sourcebooks or places to get them here.
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>Heavy isn't actually a communist
>in lore his father was killed by the USSR and his family was sent to a gulag
This is like being told Santa isn't real as a kid.
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/indie/

This thread is for everything related to indie games. Please throw some recommendations. Here is a list for our interested friends

God tier:
-cup head
-hyper light drifter
-shovel knight
-papers please

good:
-Hotline miami
-the messenger
-Stardew valley
-blasphemous

Not the best but could be worse
-cyber shadow
-Enter the gungeon
-dead cells

why even play
-gris
-that shitty rougue like dungeon crawler where you played a guy selling shit
-braid
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Just finished Touhou Luna Nights liked it alot but could've been a bit longer.
Recommend me good Touhou games and other games with simmilar gameplay
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Best SNES games of all time.

I'll start.
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killer7 / SUDA51

What do you think about killer7's politics?
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good game thread

Is this game about late-stage capitalism? Or does that matter?
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Is the relinking of the fire like capitalism? Trying to keep it going means it comes back weaker and weaker despite all their efforts to keep the fire going.
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Sony

The 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.
It is like Sony hates its fans for still loving their old hardware, wanting them to only care about (and develop for) the PS5. Hell Sony's head of marketing (Jim Ryan) in 2017 basically said the PS2 was too old for anyone to really want to play anymore thus why Sony had no plans for backwards compatibility despite even the PS4 having the processing power to do PS2 software emulation at full speed with up scaling let alone the PS5.
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capitalism mod

What 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.
Think about it, it could be made really naturally too, you would need to add a system so that you could fight a villager to subjugate him, and make him grow crops, and if he happens to be from your village you can only make him give you a quota of grain, but if he is from another village, then you are allowed to make him give you everything. so that the first one will be more profitable at the beggining, but as you get better tools, then they become more equalised, and you are incentivised to take serfs instead, and then when they are serfs you have to physically fight them to take them out of their landleft_communismLeft Communism
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Nier

Nier
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/PoE/ General

A thread dedicated for discussing the Pillars of Eternity game series, as well as anything related to the Project Eternity setting.
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Death Stranding thread

Death Stranding thread
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Diablo 2 is getting a remaster, in Diablo 2 resurrection, what does /games/ think?

https://diablo2.blizzard.com/en-us/#

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sIoPIMb22E
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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.

Vittoria Agli Assassini!
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1945 world simulation

In 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.

Here's a link to the thread where people can join and find the rules on how to play: http://eregime.org/index.php?showtopic=17895

A bunch of participants already come from this site so I figure I'd mention the game here. If there's any questions, feel free to ask.
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Wargame: Red Dragon

The game is free on Epic right now, I already had it on Steam but it's well worth the purchase (for free). It's a Cold War RTS, pretty gritty, if didn't know. If we get enough players, maybe we can get our own little league going!
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Are we already in the Deus Ex world?
R: 11 / I: 1

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?
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I recently became a gamer Anons, Oh no, i know it was a terrible plan, but fuck it.. What kind of music are best to listen to when gaming?
I have been mostly listening to trip-hop so far but lyrics can be to distraction unless I know them well..
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Suzerain General - Uphold Sollism edition

Without Colonel Soll, there would be no New Sordland!
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Collapse: A Political Simulator

Made 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.

You will get to shape the personality, sex and background of your party's leader as well as to be able to choose between seven different parties:
>the liberals
>the conservatives
>the social-democrats
>the "socialists"
>the communists
>the nazbols
>the fascists
Each of these parties are then divided between three different factions vying for power. You can go for a reformist or revolutionary path as the communists.
There are many other features, such as interactions with foreign powers, regional separatism, international integration, etc… I'm pretty intrigued by it tbh, I hope it won't be as hard and save-scummy as their previous games. It seems to be a better version of what Suzerain aims to be.


The game will release on tuesday the 23th.
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Lost and Found Games Edition

For 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.

I'll start it off: Before the 2012 remake there was a fan made version of XCOM; it had mid 2000s 3D top down graphics, was more grounded in irl military equipment in terms of looks and effects, entirely free, and was rebranded as something else which I have entirely forgotten and why I need help finding it since these days searching for "Xcom fan game" usually nets all the spinoffs since the 2012 remake(which is kinda garbo in my opinion) or Xenonauts. So does anyone know which game I'm talking about? I remember it was very oversaturated with the colour green if that's any help at all.
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Nintendo drops E3 and other presentations.

What even is the point of them since it seems like the best games that get noticed is shit that you wouldn't find at those sorts of hype conventions.
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Dutch Van Der Linde

Was 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?anarcho-communismAnarcho-Communism
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is it propaganda that all the good, allied phantoms in dark souls are white (or blue) while all the enemy phantoms are red?
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>have an opinion on sonic
>get called a furry
like clockwork
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Games which demand absolute mastery

Something 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?
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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.
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what happened to jim sterling?
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Yooka Laylee is revolutionary art

Yooka 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).

The capitalist expropriation of their book leads our proletarian heroes to leave their pirate-ship home in search of their class enemy. The pirate ship suggests an unrealized anticapitalist conciousness in our heroes that exists before they are given the revolutionary impetus at the game's beginning. As our heroes approach the enemy's lair, Hivory Towers, they are exposed to the incredible environmental destruction caused by capital B in the search of profits. The entire landscape is covered in toxic waste. A result of the subordination of scientists like Dr. Quack to the will of the bourgeoisie.

Unlike most collect-a-thon games, Yooka Laylee does not feature coins or other capitalist fetishes as collectables. Instead, our heroes collect writing quills and pages - useful articles which represent the accumulation of knowledge and revolutionary theory by the proletariat to make possible their ultimate conflict with the bourgeoisie. The expansion of Yooka and Laylee's knowledge is greatly assisted by the strategic alliance with Trowzer Snake, who represents the petty bourgeoisie and it's historical origin in patriarchal property relations.

The symbolism in this game goes down to the details. For example, the 'corplet security' sentinal robot enemy is modled after Microsoft's Kinect camera. The studio that produced yooka laylee is staffed by former employees of Rare games, which was purchased by microsoft and forced to produce Kinect shovelware games, instead of artistically valuable ones.

Over all, I reccomend this game to all proletarian gamers.
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Graphics card prices

>tfw another episode of shitcoin psychosis raises the price of GPUs
>tfw new console generation raises the price of GPUs
>tfw another wave of Trump tariffs raises the price of GPUs
>tfw even at MSRP card vendors have nearly doubled the price of an equivalent die through title inflation and gamerz are none the wiser
>tfw you offloaded all your shitcoins mined in the 2017 bubble RIGHT BEFORE the second bout of shitcoin psychosis

Seriously, how can a gamer gurl actually afford to game these days? My 2013 card is still wheezing forward, I have a huge stack of games that I want to play but can't run.
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>N++
>Assault Android Cactus
>Geometry Wars 3
>Race the Sun
>Trackmania
>VVVVVV
>Hotline Miami 1+2 (especially 2)
>Cuphead
>Katana Zero
>Fury Unleashed
>The Messenger
>Blue Revolver
>Fight 'N Rage
>Return of Obra Dinn
>This is the Police
>FTL
>Broforce
>Rain World
>Noita
>Bleed 1+2
>Splasher
>Monolith
>Rabi Ribi
>Blazing Chrome
>Shovel Knight
>Iconoclasts
>Super Cloudbilt
>Valfaris
>Mother Russia Bleeds
>Into the Breach
>Trackmania
>Darkest Dungeon
>Don't Starve
>Sine Mora
>Super Stardust HD
>Banner Saga
>The End is Nigh
>Trials Evo/Fusion/Rising
>Rogue Legacy
>Nex Machina
>Hollow Knight
>Crosscode
>Thumper
>Downwell
>Ruiner
>Velocity 2X
>Resogun
>Dead Nation
>Underrail
>Outlast 1+2
>Shovel Knight
>Dead Cells
>Synthetik
>Furi
>Bastion
>Isaac
>Crypt of the Necrodancer
>OlliOlli 1+2
>Spelunky
>Stardew Valley
>Amplitude
>Frostpunk
>Super Meat Boy
>Dustforce
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Yoko Taro appreciation thread

Are you buying/pirating the replicant remaster?anarcho-nihilismAnarcho-Nihilism
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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.

Maybe this would ideally be better suited for /hobby/ but as long as /games/ is more active seems sensible to just post anything related to games in any form here, like the chess thread or other tabletop.

I've recently been interested in the kind of "wargames" (broadly meaning military/political/strategic/policy simulation) that militaries, intelligence agencies, and consultant groups use to strategize and troubleshoot their plans. Personally this is interesting as far as I enjoy playing and designing strategy games. More generally, this seems like a good investment of time for leftists who are nerds who enjoy this shit anyway because it is a way to attempt to apply "gaming" to actual strategic considerations.

The best publicly available version of this I've seen that is also utilized by the aforementioned groups is Matrix Games, which is a very rules-lite and scaleable model that tries to remove constraining gameplay meta in favor of players debating what is within reason and what is not. Whether this makes for the most "fun" gameplay possible is besides the point, because the idea is to use the tabletop wargame format to explore the widest range of strategic possibilities, and establishing in-game advantages and victories based on serious discussion of what would be concievable under the given circumstances seems to be a good way to encourage thinking outside the box and considering various angles.

http://www.mapsymbs.com/wdmatrix.html#what

Some abbreviated info from the website:

<What are Matrix Games?

>Matrix games are different to normal Wargames and Role-Playing games. In a these games you compare lists of statistics and peer at complicated books of rules containing someone else's idea about what things are important, before rolling a dice. It takes a long time and can be very difficult to explain to a newcomer. Instead, in a Matrix Game you simply use words to describe why something should happen, the Umpire decides how likely it is, and you roll a dice. If you can say "This happens, for the following reasons…" you can play a Matrix Game.

<Game Arguments

>In a Matrix Game, actions are resolved by a structured sequence of logical "arguments". Each player takes turns to make an argument, with successful arguments advancing the game, and the player's position. There are a number of ways you can do this and each has their own strengths and weaknesses.

<Notes about Arguments

>The important thing to remember in a Matrix game is that Arguments can be made about anything that is relevant to the scenario. You can argue about your own personnel or about the enemy, the existence of people, places, things or events, the political leadership back home, the weather, plague, disease, public opinion, and you can even argue for changes in whatever rules you are using. With a bit of imagination, common sense and rational thinking, it is possible to present persuasive arguments as to what should happen in any scenario.
>When an Argument succeeds it remains in effect until another Argument stops it. This means that if you are Napoleon and succeed in Arguing that you march on Moscow, you will continue to move forward, every turn, until you get there - unless of course someone argues that you don't…

The Matrix Games website has some popular premade scenarios: http://www.mapsymbs.com/wdmatrix1.html

I'm still totally unsure about the actual details of play and potential variations, is anybody familiar with this kind of thing?

Are there any other kinds of wargames that serve as good strategic simulations that you know of/would recommend?

Whether they're "professional", tabletop, vidya, whatever I'm mostly just curious about games like this that (taking for granted that perfect "authenticity" isn't ever going to be possible) at least provide a strong basis for a meaningful familiarity with serious strategic considerations. It seems like reactionaries and too many leftists are satisfied with pretending that shit like paradox games or milsim shooters or w/e are representative of reality in any way and that there's no other way to engage with strategic hypotheticals outside of these products designed for consumption within strict ideological assumptions, while the world's powerful interests are using "game" tools that the dissident political milieus are probably more familiar with but completely ignore.

Let's talk about how we can fix that.
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Hideo Kojima

What's your opinion on this man and his work?
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Vidya music with dissonance

A 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.
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Post Scriptum

Immersive 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.

The game has several game modes, but the most popular one is offensive. Where you capture enemy objectives by taking over the point. The maps and locations are as true to history as they can be, they re-created the locations from maps, aerial photos from the time, stuff like that. Weapons available are the ones available to that side at that battle. And yes, there are tanks. You can play as the Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS, US airborne, British airborne or French infantry (in 1940 iirc).

It's a real team game and communication and cooperation are necessary. You have a squad leader who commands his squad of 9 people, who can be riflemen, medic, light and heavy machine gunner, mortar, AT, sapper, radio, with the special classes divided among the squads. There are also armored squads, for driving tanks, because you need 2-3 people to operate a tank. There are also logistic squads, who have to set up forward operating bases, vehicle repair stations, supply stations, defenses, mortars, etc. The maps are huge, and you get a sense of a battle on a large scale.

Only downside is that the team developing it said they don't have enough money to add the Eastern Front battles to the game. But they have had modding only since December 2020, so probably in the future we can expect that someone will make some Eastern Front maps.

Do any of you play? I think it would be cool to get a leftist clan going in this game.
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After Action Report

Not 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.

The general premise is that you take the game session you played and turn it into a narrative experience meant to be read by people who hadn't experienced the campaign - stylized like a military document of sorts meant to relay the events during towards higher ups. However for this thread I think the definition should be expanded a bit to more encompass just any narrative retelling of a game experience, either single or multi-parted for any game that you think can manage it.
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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.

No Technological Experience or Knowledge is required, mostly just an active imagination, possibly some writing and an interest in having real leftist examples in video games.

If you do not currently play c:dda but would like to understand the other factions that currently exist in the game, read:
https://cataclysmdda.org/design-doc/#world

It's important to mention that the two currently most developed factions are a capitalist one which broadly speaking are free market capitalists, with some just wanting to make money whilst others are pure 'right libertarian' ideologues. The second being a faction which is the remnants of the old american state and seeks to unite the US back into the old USA. Patriots, Generals, beurocrtats, basically govt people and there patriot supporters.. rumored to have a good portion of the US fleet still active and just off-shore of somewhere preparing for a ground offensive.
.
These two groups are allies. This is significant as it allows for conflict with leftist organization and as we know Conflict Drives Plot.

Let's Get Shit Done, anons!ak-47AK-47
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Sims and specifically farming sims

Hello 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?

Other sims allowed in this thread too, flight sims, goat sims, whatever.
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Valve Index: One Year Later
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3NQptr7CEk
Around when do you believe these will price drop to the more reasonable 200 dollar range?caCanadien
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You missed!

Is this the worst mechanic ever put into action games? Is there anything more deflating then framing gameplay in real time with spatial control to give the appearance of player control and skill mattering, only to have them fail at random due to a number?
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How's that self-imposed challenge coming along, anon? You do challenge yourself… don't you?
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Gamers' contradictory attitude towards piracy and copyright

What 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.

Maybe the first step is to promote the idea of changing copyright laws so that big businesses can't fuck people over as much, instead of allowing consoomers to try to defend fan projects/piracy and cucking out to copyright law designed to protect the rich at the same time. Maybe some already realize this, but I think the majority hasn't even thought that in this case, the problem is not the company who is unwilling to be nice and ignore the law to cooperate with fans, the problem is the laws (and system, of course, but they're not ready for that yet) that allow "anti-consoomer" companies to force their own rules onto those fans whenever and however they want, and it's hypocritical to simultaneously support such illegal activities and copyright law. They definitely already understand that corporations are not their friend and just want to make as much money as possible, gamers only need that little push towards real action.

From there, we could start promoting criticism towards the system itself, little by little. Hopefully, they would end up realizing that the issues in the videogame industry such as overpriced pieces of plastic or overpriced and limited re-releases of old unoptimized software are never going to be solved by reforming the company's policy or capitalism, that the implications are much more bigger than they ever imagined, that capitalism is not a universal and unchangeable state of affairs that we just have to accept and deal with, and that there exists a viable alternative to it which we could help bring about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHawXa-GxLQpiratePirate
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Farewell gamers of leftypol. /games/ future will be voted on the 31st Dec
>>>/games/32822
The community mostly sees that this board -along with /anime/- should be merged to hobby. We shall meet each other there soon.
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Political Sims

What are your favourites? Been playing pic related (Rogue State) yesterday, it's not the best game but it has a banging national anthem.

https://youtu.be/bXDUHXolrFs

Last week I played Suzerain at the suggestion of a topic on bunkerchan, that was better IMO but I ran into a game ending bug which is always sad.

Which ones do you love? Hidden Agenda, Democracy 3, or?
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Have people ever actually existed who change their mind about buying a game after reading this crap?
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a reminder that GTA 4 (a 2008 game) is much better than DiaperShit 77
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Hi /Games/. Tired of being the same kind of talky-talk board? Want to be a Get Shit Done Board like the imageboards of yore?

Why not help in creating a leftist post-apocalyptic community for Catacylsm:DDA, a singleplayer roguelike-like survival game? It could act as propaganda, that is to say nothing obvious and not just having the communists as the good guys but that could leave players walking away thinking 'huh, maybe some of my ideas about leftism/communism were wrong/unfounded.'

You don't need any knwoledge to help, just your ideas and a willingness to learn simple markup ( JSON ) if you would like to write data.

Mostly right now I am looking for Lore, how the group came together, interesting leftist characters, backstories, mission ideas, anything.

obviously we will have to add our mascot as a character so what kind of stats and proficiencies would Alunya have? If she cannot have cat ears what would be next best thing? Wolfs?

https://cataclysmdda.org/design-doc/
https://cataclysmdda.org/lore-background.html
https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA/

Oh, and C:DDA is the best Survival game out there. Prove me wrong.
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/wowcg/ Wow Classic General

shadow of the necropolis edition
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Enroth, home.
At least it was before I fucked everything up.
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torrent thread

post your torrents
i'll start
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Oh boy

Should I get it?

I wonder if it will be in favour of libertarian socialism or a completely decontextualised porky screed. The description says it will try to 'tackle the issues of 2020' so that sounds like a winner.
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New Aquisitions Thread

IT'S THE HOLIDAYS!
what new games or gear have you/are you getting that you're excited about?

for the first time in my life i'm going to be able to play modern games and on high settings. no more shitty laptop gaming. i can finally play GTA5, and FO4, and Witcher 3, and so so SO many more. finna catch up on the last 5-10 years of gaming.
got a dell optiplex 9020 with an i7 4790, 500gb SSD, and 1TB HDD for $250. then i got a GTX 1660 super for $250. then a 1440p 144hz monitor for $225. it's all gonna get here around the 18th.

i'm so fucking hype bros oh my god.
R: 8 / I: 6

Pinball

What's your favorite pinball game, anon? Most of us aren't made of money so we have to settle for virtual pinball. Is there anything about your favorites that you think distinguishes them from other pinball games?
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Which switch games should I get?
R: 15 / I: 1

/vic2/

Suggested by >>6447, here's the victoria 2 general
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what's the most based faction?
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I really don't think I'm smart but surely the public isn't this retarded?
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Which SMT route is the most based?
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Workers &amp; Resources: Soviet Republic

Don't see a thread for this game, let's have one.
R: 9 / I: 0

Stalin Dating Sim

I'm a professional game dev (I do visual novels)
Would anybody be interested in a NSFW dating sim where you can choose a waifu: Stalin or Girl Stalin and steal his or her heart?
Elaborated: You are not only a worker at a train station but a revolutionary. One day, you find Stalin alone on a bench. Not recognizing him or her, you go up to them and talk to them about their troubles, and end up kissing under the moonlight. A few years later, Stalin becomes dictator of the soviet union and you recognize your old flame and decide to try your hardest to reclaim your waifu!
Please give suggestions and I'll take them into account!
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Hey guys

I want to get more into JRPGs so I've gathered a small list of games that interest me (PS1-3, gamecube, 3ds and all the openemu consoles are what I can play on)

trails in the sky
breath of fire 3&4
wild arms series
final fantasy 9
suikoden 2,3,5
grandia 2
terranigma
chrono trigger
legend of mana
golden sun 2
Ys series
alundra
tales of series
dragon quest series
baten kaitos
jade cocoon
atelier series
SMT series
xenogears


Some JRPGs I've enjoyed so far are:
star ocean (especially the 2nd installment)
lunar eternal blue (didnt like silver star harmony that much, maybe i should try the original version)
Grandia 1
Valkyrie Profile
Golden sun 1

Anyone mind help me find more gems?
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I am a modder for Hearts of Iron IV and I'm currently updating my old mod. My main issue is that I need loading screens/menu screens. The image given is a filler so I'm looking for something different.

The images need to be 1920x1440, and they SHOULD be appropriate to have on the Steam Workshop. Thanks!
R: 25 / I: 1

F2P Combat Autism Games

Hello 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?

I did some searches and it seems most people agree that WT is much more realistic and simulator-y than WoT which is good cause I'd like to try realism. So, that's the one I'm downloading right now, but does anyone else have a different opinion on it?

In addition, I know there's probably a huge amount of affiliate new member deals out there but does anyone know what one is the best I can use currently, ideally linked to a good YT channel that deserves it? If not I can just search for it but hey.

General advice for getting started (or why I shouldn't)?
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Can start Another Fallout new Vegas factions thread

Not sure what to pick for the next playthrough
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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.
I Just find it weird how reactionary these people are though.
R: 10 / I: 10

Equestria at War

Who is your favourite nation in the best HOI4 total conversion? What paths do you think are best? Or anything else?

I just played through the Pax Chrystalia content last week, it was pretty fun, though I should have gone after Equestria quicker rather than taking the time to knock out all the other nations in Equus, then I would have had more options as Manehattan for expansion.

Also feel free to share any other pony related stuff, longplays, et cetera.
R: 63 / I: 6

Minecraft Server

UPDATE

[b]Server is up. Server IP is: 54.39.95.135[/b]

[b]Server Name is: BunkerHell[/b]

MAKE SURE YOU LAUNCH MINECRAFT VIA THE CRACKPACK 3 MODPACK!
[b]https://ufile.io/37ru6kdy[/b]
You should be able to download them, extract and plop them into MultiMC.

I'm going to have a shitton of free time over the next few months and I'm thinking about hosting a new Leftypol Minecraft server. Had some experience back in the day hosting factions based servers on the mindcrack modpack. I'm a little rusty but I should be able to pick it all up again reasonably fast.

Right now I'm leaning towards a factions based server (maybe with factions maybe based on lefty ideologies, or people could just sort themselves into teams or w/e) a tech-y modpack based on PVP and a limited mapsize - ideally a large, continent sized island with limited resources and with borders around it so there is some competition for resources (hopefully creating incentive for political alliances and conflict). I'll try to find a plugin which allows physical territory claiming/restricts harvesting of resources on non territory so expanding, building outposts, trade between factions and etc would be encouraged. Nuclear power, high-tech weapons/defense & industry mods are of course a must. Hardcore food/agriculture mods may also be added so there is a need to diversify agriculture/food production and encourage large teams.

I'm willing to put down the money for a decent server and can probably maintain it for a while, possibly indefinitely although that all depends on interest in the idea.

Who here would be interested in a set up like this? If I can get a dozen or so people interested at first I'm willing to put the money and time in ASAP, although obviously I'd be willing to invest more money/time if the playerbase is larger. Server will ofc be free, no pay to win/eshop garbage & ideally open to pirated copies.
R: 58 / I: 10

Russian warlords in TNO

From a leftist perspective, which warlord is best for Russia?
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Fire Emblem thread

I don't know if any of y'all like Fire Emblem here but I decided to start a thread anyway.
R: 8 / I: 0
Woul…would you play it anon?
R: 9 / I: 0

/aoe/ Age of Empires General

Rogan?
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/tw/ Total War General

Does what it says on the tin.
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Should there be a Matrix/Element server for we, the g*mers Poll

The 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,
and the actual /leftypol/ Matrix server seems more for direct discussion about political theory (duh) and moderation.
I just wanna play tf2 with bros who don't think 'gasthejuice' is actually funny, you know.
Voot and discuss.
(pic semirelated)

https://www.strawpoll.me/20849203
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STRIKE! By Voltage game workers

https://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/strike-game-workers-us-results-unprecedented-win?fbclid=IwAR1q7ipBfBXzo0bcxXnWF1nTFNEXneuV0Tc3WVCPog0oHtkY_bmTz7PBJeM

&ltWriters for Lovestruck, a mobile game produced by Voltage Entertainment USA, have won an average 78 per cent pay increase and greater transparency at work after a ground-breaking 21-day strike. It is the first successful game worker strike in the history of the game development industry.
R: 14 / I: 3

Atomic Heart

You 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxdWSyoBcH0
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How to make a good FPS

What 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?
R: 13 / I: 1

YAKUZA BROS GET IN HERE

[ JUDGEMENT ]
R: 39 / I: 6

are video games art?

Let's end it once and for all
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Far Cry 6

Is El Presidente /ourguy/?
R: 43 / I: 10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqXRMRo2XlwNew DLC coming for Ostalgie!
R: 18 / I: 2

Deus Ex Series thread

I just started playing the original Deus Ex after watching Sseth's video on it recently, and I'm hooked. I played the new games a couple years which were also great, they introduced me to Cyberpunk. Thoughts on the series?
R: 36 / I: 16

4X Games - Civ, Alpha Centauri, Shadow Empire

General for 4X games, but also an opportunity to introduce you all to a new game called Shadow Empire.

The game has an incredibly deep planet generation system that affects gameplay massively, including rotation of the planet (lol), makeup of the atmosphere, terrain, mineral deposits and alien life. It also has a logistics system to make you supply your units with food and ammunition, if they run out of supply they'll be very weak so you need to keep expanding the supply lines to the front and also making sure the enemy cannot cut you off. Obviously being encircled is very bad news for your troops.

You start as a minor "Regime" and your goal is to conquer the planet after the previous galaxy wide regime collapsed sending most of it into civil war and apocalypse. Each regime can be run differently and has different perks based on decisions you make throughout the game. For example if people start striking you can send in the army to deal with them (autocracy) or just pay them off (democracy), alternatively you can avoid the situation entirely by administrating the zones well, but that may lead to other troubles like a lack of credits for purchasing resources. You can run a mix of different systems so your decisions aren't set in stone for you but there are bonuses to always picking a certain method like unique units and stratagems, which are like ideological playing cards.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8XAh8Wii4k
PURCHASE: https://www.matrixgames.com/game/shadow-empire (more screenshots here showing off features)
CRACK: https://www.skidrowreloaded.com/shadow-empire-v01-03-00/
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Bullet Hell

Been trying to play this game and I can't even get beyond the second level. What's the deal with bullet hells. Why can't I play them? I want to be a bad ass at them, but, they seem impossible! Give me advice, /games/.
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/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.
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Shooty games with lots of bullets and cool ships and planes and mechas and bugs

Real shit.

>wut an STG

STGs is another term for shoot 'em up/shmup (though typically used for Japanese made ones), all of which kick ass.

>didnae die???

No, though we came close. STGs have been kept alive in no small part by doujins, which has led to such awesome games as Crimzon Clover, Blue Wish, Hellsinker, and Blue Revolver, and the players who have been documenting, replaying, and scoring since the early days.

>gimme

Blue Wish Resurrection is awesome and free:
Plus: http://www.vector.co.jp/download/file/winnt/game/fh452584.html
http://www.vector.co.jp/download/file/winnt/game/fh416461.html

>2hu?

Sure. Just try out Dodonpachi at some point.

What are you playing?
What are you replaying?
What are you scoring?
How's that highscore going?
How's that survival run going?
Horzy or verzy? (Verzy is the correct answer.)
What's your favourite ship?
What soundtrack has the highest bop ratio? (It's SaiDaiOuJou)
Why was CAVE so good?
Are you excited for the original M2 STG that's in development?

Listen to the ESP Ra.De. Ψ remix soundtrack of that port if you haven't yet!
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Anyone else play TF2?

What's the frikken deal with those chynese lagbots? They're ruining the game. Oh, and I say CHYNESE lagbots because they're from CHYNA
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MOTHER 3

Is this game Marxpilled?
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HOI4 general: "Who even plays unmoded?" edition

Since /v/ is now open, I guess it is time to relocate here from /hobby/.
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So, what do you think about the FF7 remake?
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Resident Evil

Why did this make my PP hard tho?
R: 13 / I: 5

Metal Gear Thread

Sup comrades. Who here is a fan of the Metal Gear games? It's got strong anti-imperialist and anti-war themes and one of the games (Peace Walker) pretty much has you playing as Che Guevara. Which game do you like best? My favourite would be MGS3.