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Topic: General Gaming / Lyrania 2.0

How is ’don’t post referral links’ misleading? Looks clear as day to me.

Before that rule was added, half the GG first page was people linking Roblox and MyBrute referrals. If you want to share a game, awesome. But this forum isn’t a place for you to build up whatever rewards you get from referrals.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by DeadlyMan:

Ok this isn’t exactly a “what was that game called”, but I just heard a song and I’m 90% sure I know it from a flash game, I believe it was one of these awesome philosophical games but I couldn’t find it.
The song is Comptine d’un autre ete : L’apres midi, and you can hear it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omK5H4_giSo

Please help me find it cause it’s freaking me out :(

Taking one of those ‘probably not’ guesses:

Are you thinking of Memoir Text Adventure , by any chance? It’s not the same song, but it’s similar enough in parts, and could count as a philosophical game. (and for the curious (like I was for ages), the song is a piano version of While Your Lips Are Still Red by Nightwish.)

 
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Topic: General Gaming / N64

Eh. Those are all almost all pretty common games. I wouldn’t call it a ripoff, but not an amazing deal or anything. Mario Kart, Mario 64, Shadows of the Empire, and THPS are the only games in there I’d want to play though, so maybe I’m biased.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by Tommiev:
Originally posted by AllStarDominatio:

This thread is very helpful, isn’t it?

not for me :’(

You left out some really basic stuff that people might use to find it. Is it a flash game or console/PC? What genre is it? The description makes it sound like a 2D action game, but the barracks and turrets make it sound like a strategy game.

Other useful information you probably know would be, when did you play it? Can you tell us anything about the graphics, as in, their style, or how detailed they were?

Honestly, this this thread would have a much higher success rate if people would remember to include the basics in their descriptions.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by ddcfamily:
Originally posted by BTrenary:
Originally posted by ddcfamily:

kongregate game
Space combat
you controlled ships and planets – you expanded fleet, sent your fleet to another planet to take it over, while the computer was sending fleets to your controlled planets trying to take it over

The Space Game: Missions?

Nope – in this one you built developed technology (there is a tech tree) which lets you build better and better ships, which you then build the ships and launch them at other planets where you battled other fleets.

Galactic Invaders?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The sound track thread

Just a few of my favorites.

Chrono Cross, Dream of the Shore
Metal Gear Solid, The Best is Yet to Come
Touhou Fuujinroku, Mysterious Mountain
Ys: The Oath in Felghana, Valestein Castle
Final Fantasy VI, Terra’s Theme
Suikoden III, Mysterious People
Gargoyle’s Quest, Hell Field
Actraiser, Sacrifices

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Favorite Game Console Of All-Time

Don’t forget that the first PS3 models HAD PS2 compatibility. It had to, because PS3 didn’t have games for itself. Then they removed it in the advanced models, so they could sell remakes and new PS3 games.

…sigh. On with the reading glasses, off with the tinfoil hat this time, okay? Firstly:

Originally posted by Fireseal:
and retaining backwards compatibility

Pretty sure I don’t need a reminder of the original capabilities.

Secondly:

You seem to be claiming the original model’s compatibility was there to sell the console despite it not having much of a release lineup. “It doesn’t matter that there’s no games, you can play your old ones!” Absurd. There hasn’t been a game console released in two decades with a strong release lineup, and the only other one that had any sort of backwards compatibility was the DS. Yet, somehow, they sold just fine.

And nobody buys a new console to play their old games. You claim they took it out so they could sell more PS3 games. So you think someone at Sony’s marketing division actually said something like, “Gamers could be buying the new Metal Gear Solid, but since the console can play PS2 games, they’ll just buy/play the old ones instead.” and that’s why they took it out. If anyone at Sony actually said that, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were fired on the spot, and ordered to commit seppuku for their disgrace. The sort of people that would pass up new releases to play old ones are the sort of people that don’t buy the system in the first place.

And I repeat: Why didn’t this happen on the PS2? The PS2 didn’t have anything even close to a good game for months after its release, but the library exploded. Sony didn’t wait a year and go, ‘oh, here, we’ve got a new model that doesn’t play your old games.’ And yet, somehow, PS2 games sold extremely well.

In fact—one huge, huge difference between the PS2’s market and the PS3’s, is Sony actually has competition now. There really wasn’t any for a few years after the PS2. The Xbox was a complete non-factor early on, and the Gamecube never got much of a market share. In an environment where people might be choosing between a PS3 and a 360, removal of a selling point is a mistake, unless that selling point was somehow holding back sales.

Like, for example, building the hardware with the capability to emulate the PS2 was costly, and marketing research showed that it wasn’t a heavily-used feature anyway, so they could release a cheaper system (more sales!) and increase their market share. Exactly, like, you know, what happened. Hmmmmmm.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / List 20 Of the Best Games Ever

Also not really in any specific order. I usually limit myself to my favorite game of a series, so most of the list isn’t taken up by a few RPG series’. And this would probably change daily, these are just the top 20 that jumped out at me tonight.

1. Suikoden II
2. Final Fantasy VI
3. Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume
4. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
5. The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
6. Ace Combat V: The Unsung War
7. Mega Man II
8. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
9. Metroid Zero Mission
10. Metal Gear Solid
11. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
12. Avernum: Escape From the Pit
13. Touhou Eiyashou
14. Master of Orion II
15. Doom
16. Super Street Fighter II Turbo
17. Lunar: Eternal Blue
18. Starcraft
19. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
20. Fire Emblem: Sword of Flame

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Why is the Dreamcast held in such high regard?

I think what it really comes down to is it had a short lifespan, and has been glorified for that. But it isn’t undeserving.

It produced very impressive-looking and sounding games, had quite a few classics (both cult and otherwise), and pioneered a number of innovations in hardware: it was the first system to have a built-in modem, the VMU was a great idea that never went anywhere (seriously, what I wouldn’t give to have had my PS2 memory cards be able to tell me their contents without being in the system). The d-pad was a little stiff, but otherwise the controller itself was excellent. The console itself was pretty durable, speaking as someone who worked in a game store at the time, something most other disc-based systems can claim.

It was just a wonderful little ball of potential that never went anywhere.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Favorite Game Console Of All-Time

Also, PS3 doesn’t play PS2 games. PS3 could compare with PS2 if it could play PS2 games, which is something it could do but it doesn’t because people would buy less consoles and games if it did.

By the time the PS3 came out, Sony wasn’t making any money on console sales, and retaining backwards compatibility would likely sell more games because PS3 users would have access to the PS2 library and might buy those games too. Nevermind that by that logic, the PS2 wouldn’t have sold so well, given its backwards compatibility with the PSX.

You could play the old PS1 games on the PS2, so if you could play the PS2 games on the PS3, you could play all PS games on the PS3, which will make the PS3 have 5 times as much games then it does now.

Being able to emulate PS2 hardware doesn’t mean you can emulate PSX hardware.


Setting aside nostalgia, PS2. SNES is a close second.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Games with Permadeath

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permanent_death – Here you go.

Skimming the list, I don’t see FTL on there, which is awesome. It’s a paid game.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Gradius?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / I'm looking for some hidden PS1 gems

I really liked what I played of Carnage Heart, but most people I talked to in the era didn’t even know it existed. Silhouette Mirage was outstanding. The Deception series was alright from what I played.

Questioning your taste and confused at naming yourself after a Tekken character and claiming Street Fighter was a third-rate buttonmashfest, but I’ll just assume (isTrolling) and move on.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Best Game Soundtrack?

It’s been 13 years and I still don’t think anything’s done better than Chrono Cross.

Anything with ‘Ys’ in the title has a really good soundtrack, same with the Suikoden series.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by SWATLLAMA:

In 1998/1999, I used to play a game on Windows 98. It was a 3D Snowboarding game for the desktop, but I don’t remember anything else, as i was a young llama at the time.

That’s…pretty vague, but fortunately it’s not a big genre.
Searching brings up three titles:

Extreme Wintersports.
Tech Deck Snowboarding
Supreme Snowboarding (Boarderzone).

Youtube has next to nothing on the first two. There appear to be lots of videos for the last one, so I’m inclined to guess it’d be that.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by UltimateChaos:

It was a game where you could fly around on and control a dragon. PC game, probably at least…. 8-10 years old? Man, I’m really dating myself. Anyway, the game seemed to be two part, an rpg where you controlled some woman that wasn’t that great, then when she got to ride on the dragon. Both were like… third person view iirc. Anyone got anything?

Drakengard? Was a PS2 game from about that time ago that fits that description pretty well.

I got the name wrong. I was thinking of Drakan: The Ancient’s Gates. A little looking into it tells me there was a PC game in the series from 1999: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8Pymj_5z9Y

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by TailsChao99:

It’s basically a game made by the Whirled developers, I really liked it. Basically, you have to draw a word, then guess it, or hang around the Whirledverse. (No, it’s not Post it draw it OR Draw my thing)

Well…I googled Whirled.
Now I know what Whirled is.
I went to their site.
I clicked games.
I clicked ‘MMO/Whirled’
The top link was Scribble, which is apparently Pictionary.

Or is that too obvious?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by sulphite:
Originally posted by firemonk98:
Originally posted by Fireseal:
Originally posted by firemonk98:

I don’t have much details about this game, but I really would like to remember the name of it.

It was an old school Doctor Mario type game for one of the Sega Consoles, but instead of pills I believe it was goo or something along those lines (I could be wrong). I do realize this is probably not a good enough description to find the game but any help would be appreciated.

Offhand that sounds like Puyo Puyo—one of the games in that series was released on the Master System/Game Gear as Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine.

Exactly what I was looking for :). Thanks so much.

If you ever find an online multiplayer version of this, let me know!

Got an Xbox? Super Puzzle Fighter isn’t exactly the same game, but it’s similar, online multiplayer, and awesome.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / RPG help

Rouge-like rpg
multi-player

I found your problem.

Not exactly compatible phrases. It’s been done, but…

What are you really after?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by firemonk98:

I don’t have much details about this game, but I really would like to remember the name of it.

It was an old school Doctor Mario type game for one of the Sega Consoles, but instead of pills I believe it was goo or something along those lines (I could be wrong). I do realize this is probably not a good enough description to find the game but any help would be appreciated.

Offhand that sounds like Puyo Puyo—one of the games in that series was released on the Master System/Game Gear as Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by betterplayer:
Originally posted by betterplayer:
Originally posted by betterplayer:

There was this game where a lot of people got trillions of points, some even got like 1e+36
You had a star, and I think you like jump and stuff and get points

Hello? Tell me. A lot of people got only like 5000 too.

CMON GUYS! Dont be a jerk ! Tell me!

Maybe nobody can figure it out because your description is worthless. It’s a stickied thread. You don’t need to bump it. Repost every page or two if you must, but if you do, put some effort into describing it so you’re not just posting, ‘this game where people did stuff.’

That goes for like half the people in this thread, at that.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Computer has a problem...

This probably isn’t the place to ask, but…

It sounds like you just have general problems with saving information. Which makes me think you have a problem with your RAM, your hard drive, a setting for your pagefile, or any mix of the above. Do you have this problem with anything else? Can you make a text file and save it and have it stay there? Do other things you download disappear?

What was this TF2 error and what did you do to fix it?
> Okay, I read your previous posts and saw the error. Did you follow the advice of reinstalling it, or did you do something else?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Tabletop RPGs

The closest analogy I can think of to offer a video gamer is that they’re a lot like a group of people playing a game like Skyrim (or your Elder Scrolls of choice) with one player taking on the role of ‘the computer’, controlling all the monsters, NPCs, writing the story, etc. That’s kind of dumbed down, but it’s a start.

How long do they last? Impossible to answer. My gaming sessions are all day affairs (usually noon to 8-9 PM), once every few weeks. But each session is just a piece of the campaign. I’ve been running this campaign for about twelve years, although it’s really been two 5-6 year campaigns in the same world, about 30 in-game years apart.

Are they worth buying? Also hard to answer. It’s a great hobby, but usually someone has to buy the books, and it’s really hard to advise someone to buy the books if they don’t have any experience playing. Maybe try talking to your brother about setting up a little game with you to get you a taste of it? But I have probably $200 or so in D&D books, then some in Mage and Exalted and I don’t regret a penny—like I said, it’s a long-lasting hobby. But you also need people to play with, so either you need to get your friends interested, or you need to find a group to play with.


Since D&D is into its 4th edition now (Which is bad, by the way)

Gonna have to play devil’s advocate here. I don’t like 4E either, but I’ve talked to a lot of people that do, and many of them are new to the hobby. If nothing else, it seems pretty good as a way to transition from other gaming hobbies to PnP gaming. Especially given it’s basically set up as an MMORPG. I may not like it, but I wouldn’t push people away from it either, especially since it’s out there and available. Of course, D&D Next is in the works too, so, /shrug.


the older books should be cheaper.

I wish. At least around here, it’s pretty hard to find core 3.5 books, and they’re an arm and a leg. Probably because there was a backlash from the 3.5 players switching to 4E, then changing their mind and going back to 3.5. There just aren’t that many core books out there these days.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Turn-Based PC games at work

Depends a lot on what you like and how much investment you want to put into it—both in money and in time.

If you want something simple and currently free, check out Desktop Dungeons.

You might consider a 4X game; the Civilization series being one of the most well-known. If you’d rather not buy a full-featured modern game to play during off time at work, but like the idea anyway, you could head over to Good Old Games and pick up something like Master of Magic or Master of Orion II—both games fill this sort of ‘half-attention span time waster’ for me often.

If you’d be interested in an RPG, and don’t mind it being old-school, head over to Spiderweb Software and check out their catalog. For my money, Avernum: Escape from the Pit is one of the best RPGs I’ve played in a long time. It also has a demo if you just want to try it. The game is entirely turn-based. It’s also currently on sale on the Steam Autumn Sale if that’s an option.

If you like RPGs, but don’t want to spend money, but are slightly masochistic, you might consider a roguelike. Nethack is well-known and a good diversion. You might also try Angband or one of it’s variants; Hengband was the one that got me into the genre, and it’s (relatively) user friendly. These games are free, and have extremely high replay value, but they’re ‘true death’ games (one life. die, character is finished.), have ascii graphics, and are known for being very unforgiving. But they’re also quite rewarding if you can get into them. They’re not for everyone, though.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Originally posted by HElwy:

I’m looking for a bit old flash game, where you entered a pitch black cave (as a tourist I think) and then your crew gets eaten by the monsters living there, and then you have to save you friend and leave with nothing but a flashlight

Neverending Light?