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  1. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Yep! The very same ordinary magician. I haven't played mainline Touhou since Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom, but I'm planning to get caught up a little later this year. Akumajo Remilia looks...

    Yep! The very same ordinary magician. I haven't played mainline Touhou since Legacy of Lunatic Kingdom, but I'm planning to get caught up a little later this year. Akumajo Remilia looks interesting -- have you tried Touhou Luna Nights? It's a metroidvania with a very cute time stop gimmick.

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  2. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I see! It's been a long time since I've played any Mega Man, but I've just coincidentally been thinking about replaying some -- but I figure this time, maybe I should just try something new. Xrd...

    I see! It's been a long time since I've played any Mega Man, but I've just coincidentally been thinking about replaying some -- but I figure this time, maybe I should just try something new.

    Xrd used to go on sale pretty regularly, around $10 for the bundle including Rev2 and all DLC characters. I wonder whether we'll see sales like that again; they don't seem to be as common for BlazBlue Centralfiction anymore, now that that game has received a rollback retrofitting.

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  3. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Type Lumina's pretty fun! I've picked it back up recently too, probably for the same reason as you -- the recent patch -- and have had a lot of fun mixing people up with Dead Apostle Noel. I'm not...

    Type Lumina's pretty fun! I've picked it back up recently too, probably for the same reason as you -- the recent patch -- and have had a lot of fun mixing people up with Dead Apostle Noel. I'm not sure how long I'll stay on this game, though, with Guilty Gear Xrd's rollback netcode announcements yesterday...

    Is Azure Striker Gunvolt the kind of series one should really start from the beginning with, or does it make sense to just start on the second game?

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  4. Comment on Street Fighter 6 | World Tour, Fighting Ground, Battle Hub game mode trailer in ~games

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    It seems to me they have learned much and more from Street Fighter 5. There's so much content! I'm super excited for those silly gimmick modes. If Capcom just manages to stick the landing, I think...

    It seems to me they have learned much and more from Street Fighter 5. There's so much content! I'm super excited for those silly gimmick modes. If Capcom just manages to stick the landing, I think this game could be a shining example of what could be in the Fighting Game space.

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  5. Comment on Everything announced at today's EA Play Live 2021 event in ~games

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    I haven't thought about the Battlefield franchise in a long, long time -- I don't really even play any FPS anymore. But watching the trailer has got me deeply contemplating whether I want to jump...

    I haven't thought about the Battlefield franchise in a long, long time -- I don't really even play any FPS anymore. But watching the trailer has got me deeply contemplating whether I want to jump back in for some casual shooting, haha. Portal looks absolutely nuts!

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  6. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Undertale - I'm half a decade late on this one, but I'm glad to have finally gotten around to it. I was sucked in because of some music appearing in my recommendations; I liked the tunes enough to...

    Undertale - I'm half a decade late on this one, but I'm glad to have finally gotten around to it. I was sucked in because of some music appearing in my recommendations; I liked the tunes enough to want to try out the game and experience them in their context. Not disappointed at all; what a journey!

    Undertale Spoilers I played through to see the true pacifist ending; I know there's an entire genocide route, but... My desire for everyone's happiness outweighs my desire to satisfy any completionism.

    Guilty Gear Strive - I'm a big fan of fighting games in general, and Guilty Gear has been my favourite franchise in the genre for a long time. Despite the mixed reception among veterans, I personally am really loving this newest entry. The simpler combo routes and various accessibility features (like the dash button) have really helped remove a few layers of memorization and muscle memory-building previously needed to fight at a certain level of effectiveness. I'm not a huge fan of having to park in training mode for hours to drill execution things, so I'm really glad for this.

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  7. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I'm a fan of Street Fighter V's latest season; I hadn't played in a long while, so I came back to the game learning a new (for me) character: Sakura. While it's frustrating at times to go through...

    I'm a fan of Street Fighter V's latest season; I hadn't played in a long while, so I came back to the game learning a new (for me) character: Sakura. While it's frustrating at times to go through the old annoyances of not knowing how to answer specific situations with a new toolset, the process of discovery is itself really fun! This game is saddled with half a decade's worth of DLC, but I think I can easily recommend the Championship Edition when it's on sale ~$22 would get you the game and all the DLC characters and most of the costumes since launch; you just wouldn't get the latest season's characters, is all. That's still 40ish characters; a pretty huge roster, imo.

    5 votes
  8. Comment on What does analog have that digital doesn't? in ~talk

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    As someone who owns a record player and a modest handful of vinyls, the bit of ritual in playing (and cleaning) them is a large part of the charm; and quite the tactile endeavour besides.

    As someone who owns a record player and a modest handful of vinyls, the bit of ritual in playing (and cleaning) them is a large part of the charm; and quite the tactile endeavour besides.

    14 votes
  9. Comment on Dota 2 introduces many new features and systems to help new players, and makes smurfing a bannable offense in ~games

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    Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if they use that as a suspicion factor either. In combination with the other things they should be looking out for, though, I don't think false positives should be a...

    Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if they use that as a suspicion factor either. In combination with the other things they should be looking out for, though, I don't think false positives should be a huge issue.

  10. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    The art looks really cute. I might pick this up for Switch when work drops off a bit.

    The art looks really cute. I might pick this up for Switch when work drops off a bit.

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  11. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I hopped into a weekly (online) tournament for Guilty Gear Xrd, the best fighting game of all time. Or, at least my personal favourite. I got absolutely crushed, having gone 0-2; great times. I...

    I hopped into a weekly (online) tournament for Guilty Gear Xrd, the best fighting game of all time. Or, at least my personal favourite. I got absolutely crushed, having gone 0-2; great times. I was the first casualty on-stream, this week, even!.

    Aside from my usual time spent on fighting games, I've been getting better at Beat Saber and Sound Voltex; I suspect most would be already-familiar with Beat Saber, but Sound Voltex is probably less well-known. It's an arcade rhythm game (like, literally a game you'd find at arcades) with a pretty unusual-looking controller consisting of six buttons and two analog knobs..

    Lastly, I've broken 150 hours on Valheim now; my playgroup is finally approaching the last boss that's currently implemented. At 150 hours, I think I can say I've gotten a pretty good amount of enjoyment from my viking life. Really excited to see what's around the corner.

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  12. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I've been putting more time into Beat Saber; gosh, it's pretty much the only thing I do with my VR headset, but I feel like it carries the purchase all on its own as-is. I don't think anyone with...

    I've been putting more time into Beat Saber; gosh, it's pretty much the only thing I do with my VR headset, but I feel like it carries the purchase all on its own as-is. I don't think anyone with a VR set needs an introduction to the game, but once you've got mods, there's an ocean of content that just grows by the day. Very tiring, though; works up a serious sweat.

    Granblue Fantasy Versus is seeing some more playtime from me, now that I've found a handful of people to play with again. It's a very fun game to just mess around and press buttons in; pretty much the only fighting game I play where I've bothered to try and "learn" more than one character.

    In Valheim, my friends and I are about to finish our progression in the Mountain biome; we've been taking it fairly slow, since we only really have matching timeslots during the weekends. Overall, I feel the game has some pretty rough edges; but that's to be expected of a truly early access title. I'm hopeful that the little gaps in progression will be filled in over time; but I suppose even if development stopped today, I've gotten more than my money's worth.

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  13. Comment on What's something you're into that you wish you could share with someone? in ~talk

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    That sounds pretty good. I've played very little FS, but it's famously easy to get into, so I'd be happy to hop on and play sometime. I'll PM you steam/discord info so we can coordinate sometime.

    That sounds pretty good. I've played very little FS, but it's famously easy to get into, so I'd be happy to hop on and play sometime. I'll PM you steam/discord info so we can coordinate sometime.

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  14. Comment on What's something you're into that you wish you could share with someone? in ~talk

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    I'd be down to jam some fighting games with you sometime! I've got a Chun Li stashed away in my head, but I'm unfamiliar with her changes in the latest patch. Should be a fun time.

    I'd be down to jam some fighting games with you sometime! I've got a Chun Li stashed away in my head, but I'm unfamiliar with her changes in the latest patch. Should be a fun time.

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  15. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I play on both platforms, actually! It's a reality for me that I generally have to buy these kinds of games both on PS4 and PC, because I have friends who only buy one or the other. Playing some...

    I play on both platforms, actually! It's a reality for me that I generally have to buy these kinds of games both on PS4 and PC, because I have friends who only buy one or the other.

    Playing some games with you sounds great; would be happy to coordinate over Steam or Discord. Have ya found a main?

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  16. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Valheim. I'm really enjoying the restrictions on building in this game; worrying at least a little bit about structural integrity, ventilation, and the onerous sourcing of materials (and...

    Valheim.

    I'm really enjoying the restrictions on building in this game; worrying at least a little bit about structural integrity, ventilation, and the onerous sourcing of materials (and replanting of trees) helps for that big, rewarding feeling when a build is complete. I've just gotten to the Mountain biome with some friends, and hopefully we'll be geared up to bully the boss by the weekend.

    Granblue Fantasy Versus

    I've been playing this off-and-on since its release. I love fighting games, but it's difficult to stick to a game like GBVS, where online play is honestly painful to sit through. I'm more than happy to play long sets, even if the connection isn't the best; but most of my friends have moved on from this game, so I've been stuck in ranked queues and waiting for games on Discord. It's unfortunate. If anyone here would like to play sometime, I'd love to oblige! But I think maybe the move is to just wait for Guilty Gear -Strive- to release next month, and go all-in on that. I truly enjoyed its beta, and was able to get some playable games from US-West to Finland!

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  17. Comment on Why you should play fighting games - and how in ~games

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    Lots of the people who talk loud about fighting games aren't particularly good at them to begin with. There's oceans of loud people who like to call professionals "washed up" for losing or...

    Lots of the people who talk loud about fighting games aren't particularly good at them to begin with. There's oceans of loud people who like to call professionals "washed up" for losing or whatever, but guaranteed they probably haven't gotten anywhere themselves. In my experience, most people aren't particularly good; and even among the selection of people invested enough to actually go to in-person weeklies (before quarantine, of course), most people just show up to press buttons and have fun, not necessarily to prove their superiority. 25% of all entrants go 0-2, and all that.

    Speaking of Virtua Fighter, are you excited for Virtua Fighter X Esports?

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  18. Comment on Why you should play fighting games - and how in ~games

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    I wish I knew. I'd like to write a sternly worded letter, send it through Google Translate, then mail it off to them.

    I wish I knew. I'd like to write a sternly worded letter, send it through Google Translate, then mail it off to them.

  19. Comment on Why you should play fighting games - and how in ~games

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    Ahh, yeah, that's an issue for me, too, as I'm reaching late 20's. I mostly play Guilty Gear, which (at least, locally, for me) seems to have a fanbase that skews a touch older, so it isn't as bad...

    Ahh, yeah, that's an issue for me, too, as I'm reaching late 20's.

    I mostly play Guilty Gear, which (at least, locally, for me) seems to have a fanbase that skews a touch older, so it isn't as bad for me. But -- if you'd like someone to play some games with, I play SFV as well. On the topic of SFV's UX and interface; yeah, it's really hard to defend. My eyes roll into the back of my head every time I boot that thing up; it takes literal minutes to get to the main menu every time. So frustrating. And then the main menu is just plain ugly, and sometimes you have to dismiss a ton of modal popups by scrolling down to the bottom, and...

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  20. Comment on Why you should play fighting games - and how in ~games

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    Yeah, these criticisms are mostly more than fair. People definitely don't do all they can to ensure good connections; which is awful, because most of these games have absolute garbage netcode. I...

    Yeah, these criticisms are mostly more than fair. People definitely don't do all they can to ensure good connections; which is awful, because most of these games have absolute garbage netcode. I can't speak for MK11, but SFV totally nickle-and-dimed people throughout its life until Championship edition. In 2020, though, I think I can recommend it, if you can get over the grudge, heh. I think they said they made the hands/feet proportionally huge for gameplay reasons -- since they're particularly important to, well, see during a match. Definitely looks awful, though, I agree.

    For the first and last points, though, I've got a couple things you could consider.

    The DS4 isn't that bad; there are numerous professional players for pretty much every game that prefer a DS4 to an arcade stick. They make use of the d-pad, not the analog stick, though. I can't speak to this too much myself, though, because I do prefer an arcade stick, lol.

    And as for playing with friends -- my favourite games have absolutely dead matchmaking queues, so I rely largely on Discord to find random people to play with. There's a great benefit, if you're willing to go out of your way like this; the "random person" can quickly and easily become a friend, and then a friend group!

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