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CatZoomies

@CatZoomies@lemmy.world

2023 Reddit Refugee

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“We no longer have choice. We no longer have voice. And what is left when you have no choice and no voice? Exit.” - Andreas Antonopoulos

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CatZoomies,
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Fucking love the Nintendo 3DS. My favorite console of all time. Comfortable, fantastic games, great range of first party titles that implemented 3-D extremely well, and of course my favorite feature: StreetPass. My god I loved StreetPass. So much fun bringing it anywhere and getting that green flashing light telling you visitors arrived on your 3DS.

I played the hell out of the StreetPass mini games, and also enjoyed some of the implementations in various titles.

A Link Between Worlds probably takes the crown as my favorite game on 3DS. I also installed custom firmware on it, and when I’m not playing SteamDeck, I bust out the 3DS to play old roms. I have so much nostalgia with this portable, my spouse and I would play this all the time when we were dating too. I cherish the 3DS.

CatZoomies,
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Wait are we talking about Persona, the spin off of Shin Megami Tensei?

I’m playing my second playthrough of Persona 5 Royal, and I love this game. If I can’t get to heaven, then so be it. This game rocks.

Never played any other Persona or Shin Megami Tensei.

CatZoomies,
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I like to collect games, with no time to play games.

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I need to quit my job and figure out how to get money without stealing or working for it, then I can play all the games!!

CatZoomies,
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I learned about MissingNo back on the playgrounds and read about how to catch him. It said it was risky, but me a kid, tried it anyway thinking what could be the harm.

I caught it! I was scared of losing it, so I hit Save and turned off my Game Boy Color. Booted it up, and my save file was gone. Kid me was crushed, and I chastised myself for being so stupid to risk it despite all the warnings.

My first play through of Pokémon Red was wiped out completely. My first party, my certificate of getting all Pokes (that I desperately wanted to print with a Game Boy Printer my folks never got us), all gone. I spent HOURS trying to find Mew under that damn truck. All of it - gone.

Thanks Obama MissingNo!

CatZoomies,
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Did you drop the penguin over the edge?

CatZoomies,
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User accidentally opens Uplay when trying to double-click Steam

A store banner ad shows ‘Skull and Bones’

User immediately frowns in disgust and tries to spam the X button to quit Uplay

Uplay privacy-invading telemetry captures an image of the user frowning via the webcam, and tracks the movement of the mouse cursor moving across the banner ad of ‘Skull and Bones’

Uplay closes, telemetry is uploaded to Ubisoft’s servers

Ubisoft:

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CatZoomies,
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The different school in 8 months after Skull and Bones launch:

Our curriculum isn’t doing well. This is not the curriculum we wanted to deliver. Players expect better, yada yada yada, you know the usual school’s apology stuff. We need to lay off 100% of teachers so as to realign, synergize, refocus, retool, and remoney our money-making money curriculum disguised as a “game”. We will do better. We hear you loud and clear (kind of), and we probably learned a lesson of some kind.

CatZoomies,
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Ubisoft in 2031:

We’re pushing AAAA gaming forward, to grow our fledgling AAAA Gamer-base! We are excited to introduce AAAA-as-a-Service. We think you’re gonna love our AAAAaS.

Stay tuned in 2032, when we launch our connected AAAA-as-a-Service-Subscription! Now you’ll be able to get ground-breaking AAAAaSS gaming at an affordable value. Paid subscribers will get even more checklists, even more overwhelming map icons, and an even larger empty world with no payoff to explore to complete in our games! Do you love going here and pressing the A button? What if you could complete those map markers while not only pressing the A button to end the mission, but instead, having to swipe your credit card while timing the press of the A button? We feel this rewarding challenge will introduce a sense of pride and accomplishment in gamers, and introduce more money in our coffers.

Gamers:

Dude, just create new innovative games with new IPs that aren’t monetized to hell! We’ll buy those! We miss the old Splinter Cell days.

Uibsoft:

MoNeTiZaTiOn, you say??!! Splinter Cell as a Service, you say?! We hear you loud and clear!

CatZoomies,
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Which one has been your favorite experience so far?

CatZoomies,
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Looks like Uncharted is also coming, too. gog.com/…/uncharted_legacy_of_thieves_collection I played the Tomb Raider reboots and loved them, so perhaps I’ll like Uncharted, too.

CatZoomies,
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Sales of God of War on GOG might influence Ragnarok to come. It’d be great if Ragnarok gets ported to both Steam and GOG on release. I think Sony is very supportive, as I vaguely recall their only IP that didn’t do so well on PC was Sackboy, and it was because it didn’t hit their expected targets.

CatZoomies,
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Meanwhile, patient gamers waiting for Sony’s next GOG port:

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CatZoomies,
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Darn, that’s what kept me from playing this game was the hope that it would go free to play by end of 2023 according to Gameloft’s early promise. I enjoyed it on Game Pass for a trial period.

If they keep free expansion content flowing, it may be worth dropping $30 USD for the base game to play it. However this is an online only game and I suspect it’ll get shuttered over the next few years if they can’t keep good content flowing.

Such a shame. My interest in this game has almost plummeted to zero now. I’ll keep an eye on it and see how it does while watching their roadmap, and perhaps in two years I might pick it up for a 70% off sale.

CatZoomies,
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For those who don’t want to watch someone’s YouTube video of a Web site you can go to for free, here’s the link:

www.humblebundle.com/membership?hmb_source=humble…

Here are the games:

  • The Quarry Deluxe Edition
  • Metal Hellsinger
  • Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
  • Rebel Inc: Escalation
  • Spirit of the Island
  • Lords and Villeins
  • A Juggler’s Tale
  • Mr. Pepper

Pay $12 USD for October 2023 Humble Choice monthly membership to get all this stuff for Spooky Halloween themed gaming stuff.

What games can you recommend that didn't get the appreciation that they deserved?

I’ve been recently been thinking about Arkane Studio’s Prey which is a immersive sim, with a pretty good rogue like dlc, that probably has one of the strongest hooks of any game I’ve played. If you liked Halflife, System Shock, or Deus Ex it’s definitely worth a play....

CatZoomies,
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Agreed on the holy trinity. But even though you’re devout to the holy trinity, sometimes there are temptations.

Illusion of Gaia is that cool friend you haven’t seen in a long time who shows up, and you bond and reminisce like you haven’t been separated at all. Then you discover Illusion of Gaia has friends you haven’t met, and they roll together in a cool club called The Soul Blazer Trilogy.

CatZoomies,
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Finally! I’ve been waiting for this for so long with no end in sight! I had no hope due to the Epic exclusivity and the fact that they announced that these remakes didn’t do so well on Epic, so future remakes were never green lit.

I don’t expect this to sell massively on Steam, but I’d love if it did just so we can get the next games.

This won’t be a day one buy for me (no preorders!), but I’ll definitely be picking this up for the nostalgia!

CatZoomies, (edited )
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Holy crap I had no idea this was announced. What a wonderful game, I can’t wait to play this DLC (no preorders!). Without spoiling anything, I’ve been curious to see what the world is like after the events of the main story. Tales of Arise has a particular ending that raised a few questions and my curiosity. I eagerly await to see what new story Bamco will flesh out.

The man who can’t feel pain, and the woman who inflicts it.

If you haven’t played Tales of Arise (or any “Tales of” game in the series), this one is incredibly emotional and tackles heavy themes centered on liberation. It’s one of my favorite RPGs ever, and not sure if it’s my favorite Tales of, but certainly up there. The second act is a bit long and grindy, but the whole journey, the relationships along the way, and the story beats solidified it. Gameplay differentiation, music, art direction, graphics, etc is also fantastic in my opinion. It’s not a perfect game, but a great game, so I’d consider it a 9/10. Others may disagree because of the lengthy and grindy second act, and that’s okay.

CatZoomies, (edited )
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So, perhaps for nostalgia purposes, I hold Super Mario RPG (SNES) and Paper Mario (N64) close to my heart. Is Paper Mario: TTYD that much better? Everyone seems to always bring up TTYD, but I thought the first Paper Mario was a masterpiece. Trying to determine if I should buy the Switch remake close to day one (no preorders!).

Edit: I played maybe a few hours of it back in the day but never finished it for some reason.

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That’s pretty high praise, paper mario 1 had such great moments and I loved the characters. Yep, I’m buying this remaster. I’ll debate if I want to get it day 1, since Nintendo’s taking a lot of money this year with Detective Pikachu and Super Mario RPG.

CatZoomies,
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Oh really? That’s pretty interesting and a welcome surprise! I think I remember there was audience reaction in the game, which I don’t think was present in PM1 (it’s been +10 years since I played these games). I’m wondering if I probably should play them together and see how it compares.

CatZoomies,
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Bro I grew up on RPGs - slow starts are my jam. While I appreciate faster pacing of games today, I won’t have any problems waiting to get hooked by a beloved game. Good to hear this about TTYD.

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I checked out their site and found that Cassette Beasts was made in Godot!

godotengine.org/showcase/cassette-beasts/

This is a game I’ve had my eye on, since after playing Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and then Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it was a further slap in the face just how crappy the Pokemon games continue to get with each new release (it’s basically downhill after X and Y). Sure the story was good, but Scarlet/Violet was tough to enjoy with stutter, frame drops, hitching, and making me motion sick (and that’s just visuals, gameplay itself in a boring open world with no incentive to explore is also a factor). I’ve never played a video game that made me motion sick. I needed an alternative and heard about Cassette Beasts being a better game than Pokemon. I played the demo, loved it, and I was waiting for a sale. Now I’m gonna pay full price for this game to support the devs and their work with Godot.

CatZoomies,
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Here’s the alternative Piped link: piped.video/watch?v=LbcE4-b0PKs

Piped is the privacy-respecting front-end for YouTube, without predatory user tracking and advertisements.

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