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This is one of the better sales I’ve seen on it, really tempted to get it finally.

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The year is 2051. The Witcher 9 live service game is coming out this year, and it’s supposed to be the industry’s first A x 10^14 game, but Ubisoft has shattered expectations by announcing that their next Assassins Creed will be A x 10^16, skipping an entire generation of A’s.

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I’d recommend DNS66 from f-droid, uses the phone’s VPN support to block ad DNS requests. It will filter ads and trackers from all apps on the phone.

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For anyone who doesn’t know, Polybius is an urban legend about a government experiment in the form of an arcade game set up in Portland.

Here’s the wiki article.

Polybius is a fictitious 1981 arcade game from an urban legend. The legend describes the game as part of a government-run crowdsourced psychology experiment based in Portland, Oregon. Gameplay supposedly produced intense psychoactive and addictive effects in the player. These few publicly staged arcade machines were said to have been visited periodically by men in black for the purpose of data-mining the machines and analyzing these effects. Supposedly, all of these Polybius arcade machines then disappeared from the arcade market.

It’s a fun tale though, and there are some good articles and video essays on it.

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I’m sure a company will start offering ai models for this kind of thing.

I’m less experienced with LLM, but with stable diffusion you can have a main model, and then have smaller detail specific models added in to shape the results. So I would imagine a company will start offering a service where they have base language models with certain amounts of general knowledge/styles of speech, and can mix in smaller models trained on the lore of the world, character’s individual history, and things like that.

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Honestly to me it’s more promising to see a game studio stick behind their game like this rather than having the initial game be good. A good studio will still have bad games, but knowing that a studio will stand behind their bad game and work on it until it’s good means a lot.

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Honestly I don’t think anyone can really look at TotK and not think it was a massive undertaking. They took the giant open world of BotW, made it bigger, and added a ton of more physics interactions, and have it running on a 7-year-old gaming tablet. It’s incredible they could do that at all.

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Has to be either free or have a free way to get it

There are good games out there, but outside of a few exceptions you can’t get a good mobile game for free. If you have netflix, the netflix games selection has some good games, I’d especially recommend Into the Breach. If you have google play pass, there are a lot of good games there was well. As far as truly free good games go, Shattered Pixel Dungeon and Hoplite are the only ones that comes to mind.

If you’re willing to spend some money to get something worth your time, I’d recommend Slice & Dice (has a free demo), Reventure, Super Hexagon, VVVVV, Dicey Dungeons, Dead Cells (plays surprisingly well on mobile, play pass includes all DLC), Krumit’s Tale, King of Dragon’s Pass, and Star Traders Frontiers.

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You either need the company to commit to making software for it even when hardware sales are lacking (Wii U is a decent example, had really good Nintendo made games despite bad sales), or be a company with such a dedicated fan base that they’ll buy your product regardless of if the software support is there or not (Apple for example).

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I get that the term doesn’t line up age wise with actually Boomers in terms of calendar years, but also video game generations are shorter than social generations. We’re currently on the “ninth-generation” of video games, and Doom came out at the beginning of the third generation of video games. So you could consider Doom-likes to be 6 generations old, and baby-boomers to be 4 generations old. So in terms of “generations”, Boomer shooters should maybe be named after an older generation such as the “Greatest Generation” (6 generations ago). Therefore I propose we call Doom-likes “Greatest Shooters” instead of “Boomer shooters”.

How Do You Deal With Thumb Stick Drift? (lemmy.world)

So I like to use Xbox controllers (doesn’t matter if it’s first- or third-party) because I like the layout, it’s just comfortable to me. However I’ve noticed that on all my controllers in the past few years, the left thumb stick will start to “give out” over the course of a couple months. For instance I’ll be...

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I can usually fix most cases of joystick drift by taking plastic safe electrical cleaner, and spraying it in around the joystick. Works for sticking buttons too.

I usually use CRC QD cleaner, it’s usually $5-10 and is available at Walmart, Amazon, and a bunch of other places. If you use something else make sure it says plastic safe on the can.

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Yes, with the controller off, I spray down around the stick. Wait awhile before turning the controller back on so that the spray has time to evaporate.

Someone told me it fixed Joycon drift (which it does), but since then it’s fixed a lot of non-joycon controllers as well despite the different thumbstick designs.

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One of my least favorite trends in game journalism. Every single article title avoids saying what game it’s covering now.

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The recent UI update to Discord’s mobile app has me increasingly convinced that I don’t want UI updates unless the old UI has actual issues.

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Unless Newell has been practically grooming a successor for years

Supposedly he’s doing this with his son. Only time will tell though.

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The battery seems like better than a marginal improvement. Valve claims 30-50% longer battery life, but some early reviews are reporting better improvements than that (IGN reports that Cyberpunk went from 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours, same settings).

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There is a full desktop mode available, it runs Linux so any game that can be made to run on Linux will work.

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Even then it would be pretty bad for a lot of devs. If you’ve been developing a game in unity for years, you can’t just easily change engines just because they’ve changed the rules of using their engine.

In its first week, Immortals of Aveum had a peak count of just 751 players on Steam. (steamdb.info)

After 5 years in development and heavily pushing Unreal Engine 5 technologies, Immortals of Aveum was met with a whopping 751 player peak. For reference, Forspoken was considered a flop but still had over 12,000 players peak total. This may be the biggest flop of the year.

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Honestly performance is a big selling factor for PC games for me. I was more interested in Immortals than Armored Core 6 pre launch, but Armored Core apparently runs great on steam deck and will be a good experience on any PC I own, while I’m not sure Immortals would run acceptably on my main PC.

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Honestly I’m hoping Blizzard will release all their other games on steam as well. If they get review bombed and Overwatch does poorly though, it will lower the chance of that happening.

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And they come with the same warranty coverage as the regular steam deck, which should make them safer to buy than most refurbished products.

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Might become a problem if Microsoft starts making all their games windows store exclusives. Doesn’t seem to be their strategy right now, but it’s always a danger.

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This is a big part of what I like about the steam deck, being able to stop instantly is huge, especially on a handheld.

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