you cannot offend the truly innocent
Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Darwinian Difficulty: How Throwing Players In Headfirst Can Work

quote [ having such a high degree of difficulty early on hurts the appeal of the game. Games these days are being designed around having as much appeal as possible, which in this case means having a lower difficulty. A game where the player can die at any moment is not something a lot of people enjoy. Demon's Souls and its sequel, Dark Souls, may have created a lot of buzz, but they aren't truly mainstream hits. ]

On the appeal of hard games. There are both good reasons for making games harder or easier on the player. See extended for 2 examples.

[SFW] [games] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@12:22pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Special Guest Idris Elba's (Not a Joke) Top 10 Games of 2017

quote [ It isn't a joke, just a classic outright lie to get more views. These are my ten favorite games of 2017 ]

Turns out Somethingawful was good for something! This is just a random Best-Of of one of the recent years, thumb is West of Loathing.

All of these games are great. There are more great games than you could ever manage to play.
[SFW] [games] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:04pmGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 1 March 2021

Top 100 Video Games of All Time -

quote [ IGN counts down the 100 best video games ever made. ]

I just used the IGN article as a starting off point. The real stuff is in the extended.

[SFW] [games] [+5 laz0r]
[by mechanical contrivance@6:18pmGMT] [23 comments]

Wednesday, 10 February 2021

2001: A Gaming Odyssey

quote [ A look back at 2001, a pivotal year for online gaming. The big-name publishers weren?t really ready, but fan games more than filled the gap. ]

Now that you've won your online game
[SFW] [games] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:29pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 7 February 2021

Minute of Islands - A Beautiful; Horrifying Adventure Set in a Toxic World Once Ruled by Giants

quote [ Minute of Islands - A Beautiful & Horrifying Adventure Set in a Toxic World Once Ruled by GiantsRead More & Play The Beta Demo, Free : https://www.alphabetag... ]

This game has really lovely artwork, especially the town, starting around nine minutes in.
(Not a big fan of the thumb myself)

But I?m really loving the games that combine artwork and story telling like a moving storybook.
[SFW] [games] [+4 Interesting]
[by lilmookieesquire@6:19pmGMT] [1 comment]

WB Games' Nemesis System Patent Was Approved This Week After Multiple Attempts

quote [ The patent goes into effect later this month. ]

Gotta patent my style
[SFW] [games]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

The GameStop Fiasco Proves We?re in a ?Meme Stock? Bubble

quote [ What the new dynamic between Redditors and Wall Street reveals about the stock market in 2021 ]

I got control of this shit like GameStop
[SFW] [games] [+3 Funny]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:22amGMT] [13 comments]

Monday, 11 January 2021

Cookie Clicker Explained

quote [ This is a video about clicking cookies. ]

This is a post about an amusing video about clicking cookies.

Cookie Clicker is such a monstrous game. I don't think I unlocked half the crap they cover in the video.
[SFW] [games] [+3]
[by steele@7:02pmGMT] [11 comments]

Saturday, 9 January 2021

What I learned playing 30+ years? worth of Jeopardy! video games

quote [ From the Apple II to PS4, digital Jeopardy! spans 40+ games and traces the medium's history. ]

Against a plumber, and an architect, both with a Ph.D
[SFW] [games]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Lasagna Boy by Trashy Rascal Studios

quote [ A little dystopian Gorfield for you during these turbulent times. ]

I enjoyed this very very very very muchly

[SFW] [games]
[by lilmookieesquire@11:42pmGMT] [2 comments]

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