#241

toyotathon posted:

what are the best video games that only need like milliamps to enjoy and won't be easy fodder for our children to curse their ancestors



Tetris, by The Soviet Union.

#242
Tetris has one of the few empirically supported positive uses for video games in the history of the world, where people who play Tetris for a little bit after seeing or experiencing something fucked up generally have reduced incidence of post-traumatic stress while still maintaining a clear memory of what happened
#243
i have an empirical example of the positive use of video games. when you're fucking unemployed and broke they help you kill time before it kills you.
#244
because it can ward off lasting psychological trauma, it's not surprising that Tetris became a big hit in the capitalist world with a bunch of companies trying to steal the rights from the USSR and each other, while the genius satire game Perestroika was enjoyed in the United States only by me, a humble child prodigy.
#245
william saroyan playing whatever video game they had in 1934 instead of writing the daring young man on the flying trapeze
#246

cars posted:

cars posted:

A new hideo kojima video game trailer is out, which means another round of Hideo Kojima Is So Japanese And We're Loving It, followed by another round of Most People Don't Know The Poopie And Boobie Jokes Are Poopie And Boobie Jokes, But I, The Kojima Knower,



lol here we go. i wonder if 3000 likes from mostly United States will shake this guy's confidence at all in how no one there understands his wisdom thoughts about Game.


do these Real Gamer's honestly think it takes an over 9000 IQ to work out that the guy who calls characters Deadman, Heartman and Die-Hardman might be taking the piss

#247
anyway i have never played a kojima game but death stranding looks exactly like the sort of high budget high concept dumb bullshit i could have a good time with
#248
i can’t work this out on my phone ive gone full boomer
#249
glad to see that the video game thread is back on track by talking about video games, game on gamers
#250

Petrol posted:

do these Real Gamer's honestly think it takes an over 9000 IQ to work out that the guy who calls characters Deadman, Heartman and Die-Hardman might be taking the piss



standard YouTube-comments-level Internet, salt of the earth stuff, ringing in chorus, from the desperate all the way up to to those with no excuse for their desperation, the brave call: Am I The Only One Who, then the traditional whimper of a banal opinion, and finally, a communal bath in the warmest regurgitated mama-bird food that Online can muster. One billion likes and subscribes. Yes. today, We Are all The Only Ones Who.

#251

cars posted:

Tetris, by The Soviet Union.




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#252
i dont care how special or insightful this makes me. i like hideo kojima
#253
mate, anyone who is out here charging rich kids hundreds of dollars for a collectors edition of their new game because it comes with a plastic foetus in a jar is alright by me
#254
Replace the foetus with just a jar of piss.
#255

Populares posted:

Replace the foetus with just a jar of piss.


THIS IS WHAT ATHEISTS TRULY BELIEVE,

#256

Petrol posted:

mate, anyone who is out here charging rich kids hundreds of dollars for a collectors edition of their new game because it comes with a plastic foetus in a jar is alright by me



i consider fallout 76 a massive success because Bethesda managed to make the central issue not how bad the video game was, but a clique of melvins freaking out over the fabric used for a novelty gym bag they'd each pre-purchased for over two hundred United States dollars

#257
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-looks-to-make-a-more-mature-war-video-game-2019-05-31/

Developer Infinity Ward made the announcement of the game's title with a trailer that highlights the gritty, more authentic angle it is taking with this installment.



Studio narrative director Taylor Kurosaki told GameSpot the developers are taking inspiration from Hollywood movies such as "The Hurt Locker," "American Sniper," "Lone Survivor" and "Sicario," as well as documentaries such as "Last Men In Aleppo" and real-world events such as the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Syrian civil war.



The game will explore the gray area of morality in warfare, asking players where they draw their personal lines as to what they will or will not do



Another level found players taking on the role of a child named Farrah in the game's fictional Middle Eastern country, Urzikstan. The mission started with rescuers digging Farrah out of rubble after a bombing. Moments later, she raced through the city as Russian soldiers appeared on trucks and started opening fire on civilians. Eventually, Farrah and her brother, Hadir, were forced to stab and kill a Russian soldier, then sneak past the remaining enemy troops as deadly gas swept through the city.



not only do these characters have to ask themselves, 'How far am I willing to go?' But the player that's playing this game has to ask themselves, 'How far am I willing to go?' That's the true kind of magic of storytelling

#258
I just want war to stop. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the best game to make sure peace is secured. I pray gamers buy more.
#259
really weird to see how the GTA V civilian killing sprees have upgraded into narrative storylines about the protagonist's struggle with voluntarily shooting so many people. expanding the boundaries i suppose.
#260
which elder scrolls race is the most LF
#261
Argonians are waging a guerilla war against the empire (amerikkka)
#262

Themselves posted:

which elder scrolls race is the most LF



#263
dont doxx me, carson
#264
i started playing the ground gives way this week. its my first attempt at a roguelike because i don't have a numpad. i'm lovin it but it also feels watered down somehow
#265
looking forward to play as the white helmets in the new call of duty game
#266
how is bernie sanders going to reach the crucial gamer demographic if he doesn't stream e3? no tweets about baldur's gate 3???

*sighs and removes donation bookmark from browser*
#267
this is on sale and very cheap on GOG

not enough fulda gap crossing simulators these days
#268
Every now and then i think about buying a new video game and then think better of it. Divinity original sin 2 was on sale and seemed fun but also i could do literally anything else with that money
#269
hell yeah lol https://jacobinmag.com/2019/06/video-games-marx-at-the-arcade
#270
my gritty call of duty reboot where i play as bana alabed having to max out 5k RTs to unlock the NATO intervention upgrade

also this gritty and realistic af war game has a level where you are a child popping in and out of a pile of rubble to stab a russian soldier in the leg, while the russians are firing chemical weapons into your neighbourhood, until he dies from the accumulated stab wounds to his leg.

I'm only making up one of these
#271

sovnarkoman posted:

hell yeah lol https://jacobinmag.com/2019/06/video-games-marx-at-the-arcade



disgusting

#272

sovnarkoman posted:

hell yeah lol https://jacobinmag.com/2019/06/video-games-marx-at-the-arcade



lol

#273
To those that don't know. Bannon as a Goldman Sachs employee once threw some money behind a WoW (Worlds of Warcraft it was big don't know if it is now) gold farm company called Internet Gaming Entertainment which actually secretly served the duel purpose of a child porn distribution network (google Brock Pierce).
#274
Some screenshots I took while playing Space Engine. It's apparently all randomly-generated and stuff. video games are art.


#275

serafiym posted:

Some screenshots I took while playing Space Engine. It's apparently all randomly-generated and stuff. video games are art.




have you played no man's sky? i caught it way after the backlash so i wasn't disappointed, actually quite enjoy how chill it is.

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#276

ghostpinballer posted:

serafiym posted:

Some screenshots I took while playing Space Engine. It's apparently all randomly-generated and stuff. video games are art.


have you played no man's sky? i caught it way after the backlash so i wasn't disappointed, actually quite enjoy how chill it is.


i did and i enjoyed the feeling of being on a "frontier" quite a bit. stealing those glowing egg balls and having the space cops pissed at me, riding just above the atmosphere of a planet and landing at a desert trading outpost, flying just ahead of a massive deadly blizzard and being able to see it envelop the countryside, all of it was fun. most boring parts were the bases and freighters imo. wish you could work up to some sort of large personal ship that had the advanced refiner or something.

#277
my laptop can't handle video capture, but enjoy regardless

#278

damoj posted:

this is on sale and very cheap on GOG not enough fulda gap crossing simulators these days



i pirated this game and fired up the soviet expansion and it still makes me play as yanks what the fuck

#279

sovnarkoman posted:

damoj posted:

this is on sale and very cheap on GOG not enough fulda gap crossing simulators these days

i pirated this game and fired up the soviet expansion and it still makes me play as yanks what the fuck