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  1. Coincidentally I was thinking about maybe doing an interactive fiction game soon to practice JavaScript. There's a niche market for that sort of thing and I think it's possily growing. For one thing there have been four interactive fiction/ visual novels released by White Wolf recently that have been really good and I think did reasonably well saleswise (Three of them are Vampire: The Masquerade games and one is Werewolf: The Apocalyse). Also there is a woman named Emily Short who used to do a lot of old-school interactive fiction and her work was really creative. She did a story called 'Glass' which I can't describe without ruining it but was a really clever story and had a fair bit of tension in it, It's well worth playing if you want some inspiration. http://iplayif.com/?story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ifarchive.org%2Fif-archive%2Fgames%2Fzcode%2FGlass.zblorb This is sort of off-topic but there's also been a trend in the last of couple of years about watching people, actors ect playing tabletop roleplaying games and that's really taking off like wildfire. On Twitch there's a channel called Geek and Sundry and they do loads of these but there's also Dimension 20 and White Wolf themselves produced a series called Vampire: The Masquerade - LA by Night that's really popular. I feel like there could be some overlap between people who watch those shows and play IF games (Hence the Vampire games I mentioned before) and if you wrote something compelling enough I'm sure there'd be an audience for it. I think if you're looking for things to research before you write your story then it may be worth checking a couple of these channels out. Good luck with your project, I hope you have fun with it
  2. I get what you mean, I've barely had time to play games at all this year. That said, 10% of all gamers worldwide barely ever finish the games they buy? That blows my mind, and arguably what a waste of money the videogames industry is if they're constantly pouring millions and years of development into content most people will never even see. My bad, I thought you were within touching distance of the end and since the game was on the list were just burned out or stuck or something. I hope you get more out of the next one.
  3. I heard some crazy stastic that only about 10% of gamers actually finish the games they play. Melusina, if you're close to beating Divinity 2 and still consider it an option then I'd suggest just plowing through. You can cross it off your list, not feel like you've wasted all that time and also have bragging rights that you're in the top 10% of nerdkind. Also, if you go back to it much later you'll probably end up having to start over because it's hard to remember stratergies and character builds, not to mention the finer points of the story when you've let a year or two pass.
  4. I'd love it if optional romances were woven into the main plot like the Atton & Kriea storyline for Kotor 2. Done well romance story threads can be amazing, because stories. If they're just going to do something shallow though I'd rather they put the time and resources into something else.
  5. For anyone who’s going to see Avengers Endgame, there are no post credits scenes.
  6. Off topic but I recently started watching a playthrough of the pen & paper Vampire: The Masquerade. It's pretty amazing. This is from Geek and Sundry so I believe all of the players are actors and they really get into character and the GM is from White Wolf. It's really entertaining to watch, basically feels like an improv audiobook and if you were ever curious about these kind of games this is a great way to get a feel for them.
  7. Dear Obsidian devs. I just watched this scientific breakdown on YouTube and now respectfully demand scientifically accurate lightsabers in The Outer Worlds. Because honestly how cool would this be??? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BRAyIXgWBWc
  8. I don't think I could go back to Borderlands after playing the sequels. Mechanically it would feel so stripped down and basic.
  9. He has a name that can go on the game's store page. The human stretch goal. Seriously though does anyone know? I hope it involves drawing more stick figure cartoons, those were the best. Probably writer/designer in some capacity though surely?
  10. To be fair the Deus Ex: Human Revolution trailers looked like that too and it thankfully wasn't the case. Also, Bloodlines was pretty action heavy in the last half anyway.
  11. They are reliable, they have reliably declared war on everyone. You can expect them to keep doing that. Yeah pretty much. It's too bad that the multiplayer campaign is limited to two people.
  12. I'm playing Warhammer 2 Total War, this time as the Bretonians. I'm finally getting used to their peasant & cavalry heavy roster but I'm exasperated by the political AI which is still pretty wonky. I've actually had campaigns where all my allies pulled their weight before but right now I've been dragged into a war with all four of the Wood Elf factions and all of my millitary alliance allies are just sitting there indefinitely despite war targets being set and one of them having the so called 'reliable' trait. Not cool guys, where is your chivalry when it's needed?
  13. Tekken or another fighting game will teach you to be very precise with the left stick because to do a lot of the special moves requires you to rotate the stick "just enough", the right stick doesn't get used though. I don't play sports games but my understanding was that they're mainly-left stick focused too. If you want to train yourself to be ambidextrous with both sticks then your best bet is probably a first person shooter or third person action shooter/slasher game because you'll use the left stick to move and the right stick to aim. I don't think it really matters which game you pick, Also, this isn't entirely on topic but Alien Isolation was one of the better games to use with a controller. It made full use of the rumblepack and the pressure sensitive analog movement as part of the gameplay and that's kind of a rarity for pc games.
  14. Given how popular and high quality collectibles are these days I’d be surprised if there wasn’t something that looks very much like it was pulled from the movie available. https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/253321649079?chn=ps&ul_ref=https%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fmpre%253Dhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.co.uk%25252Fi%25252F253321649079%25253Fchn%25253Dps%2526itemid%253D253321649079%2526targetid%253D594043180790%2526device%253Dm%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526googleloc%253D20342%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D1700162090%2526adgroupid%253D66994533115%2526rlsatarget%253Dpla-594043180790%2526abcId%253D1140486%2526merchantid%253D113076249%2526gclid%253DEAIaIQobChMIuvbms-jj4AIVzJztCh10-QeZEAQYAyABEgIT4PD_BwE%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D1878779365173%2526rvr_ts%253D3f1d1afa1690a16d0ce2bd27ffff6f8d
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  16. Mr. Brightside by The Killers
  17. There was a remaster of the remake of the original Resident Evil for PC. https://store.steampowered.com/app/304240/Resident_Evil__biohazard_HD_REMASTER/
  18. I can appreciate that, for myself I don’t necessarily think that a game being weak in one or two areas should be written off. The gameplay was fun and I got about two months of enjoyment out of it, for me that’s enough
  19. And maybe it will suck less than DA:I and ME:A :D Who am I kidding, it will be another attempt at Engagement Driven Live Service crap, everyone except few whales forgets in two months... Inquisition was a good game it just had a bad main story and sub-par multiplayer.
  20. Just watch the cutscenes on Youtube, you don't get much story in game, it's compelling character and world design, with a story outline the same way Castlevania or Half-Life is, there's actually not too much narrative because it's a game and you play it. It works if you let your gameplay journey be the story. I've played the game before, was more wondering if I was missing something as everyone in a paroxysm of rage post the D:I announcement said it had a complex storyline and was deep. Felt it was a shade better than D3, minus D3's villains - minus Diablo's - idiocy. Then again, same people seriously state D3 has no dark elements in its presentation, so perhaps I am wasting time. The Diablo games are all pretty shallow storywise, it has some great cut-scenes though and is pretty stylish. It's a simple story told well but I doubt many people could make a strong case for it being complex compared to other RPGs that are out there.
  21. I'm working on a web design course and wondering why I can't get a couple of buttons to scroll down to different sections. I'm comparing my code with the code in the tutorial video and I'm not seeing anything different. My best guess so far is that there is a mistake elsewhere that is causing problems but I don't think I'm good enough at html or java yet to spot it. Frustraiting.
  22. It's ****, but so is every AAA game released nowadays. You might enjoy it...I don't know it was a weird game and I hated what it did to the MGS canon. MGS canon was already completely farcical before MGS V existed and I’m fairly sure it was intended to be that way. It got strange after the MGS2 demo and that line "I live on through this arm" and got progressively weirder after that. Don't get me wrong, it's a great series with great characters and even great story threads but the overarching plot is mental.
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