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    1. @babaisyou_: Baba Is You is now out & Win/Mac/Linux! #babaisyou The Nintendo Switch™ version will available later today! Steam: https://t.co/LdRcUT04Yl Nintendo eShop: https://t.co/zTOzPuuJB7 itch: https://t.co/LxkzA1ez08 Official website: https://t.co/IsKiH2pkqz https://t.co/vZTgBnlciv

      6 votes
    2. I was playing Stardew Valley recently and ended up playing the mini arcade games in the tavern for a couple hours. I was suprised at the depth they put into a video game that is inside another...

      I was playing Stardew Valley recently and ended up playing the mini arcade games in the tavern for a couple hours. I was suprised at the depth they put into a video game that is inside another video game. Truly great.

      23 votes
    3. I live in Minnesota and we have gotten record-setting cold and snow over this last month. I've noticed myself getting depressed and angry about stuff much more than I do usually. Just by...

      I live in Minnesota and we have gotten record-setting cold and snow over this last month. I've noticed myself getting depressed and angry about stuff much more than I do usually. Just by coincidence, I started playing Zelda more on my Switch. Somehow, making Link walk around in the nice forests and mountains has affected me outside of the game! I feel less pissed off! Give this technique a try if you're in the same boat I am this winter.

      Also, I was about to sell this game because I hated it, now I'm loving it. No prior game has caused me to simultaneously love and hate a game. Weird.

      9 votes
    4. Not sure if this the right place to post this but here goes... I'm writing a story and I'm trying to figure out the best medium to tell it. I'm strongly leaning toward visual novels. I like anime...

      Not sure if this the right place to post this but here goes... I'm writing a story and I'm trying to figure out the best medium to tell it. I'm strongly leaning toward visual novels. I like anime and I want the story to have a similar look and feel. Maybe someday it will even become an anime. Who knows?

      That said, does anyone here have any thoughts on the pros/cons of taking the visual novel approach as opposed to a traditional novel or light novel?

      7 votes
    5. Note: I wasn't sure whether to post this in ~games or ~tech, so if it needs to be moved, feel free to put it where it belongs! I've been playing my Playstation Classic a lot, and it's made me want...

      Note: I wasn't sure whether to post this in ~games or ~tech, so if it needs to be moved, feel free to put it where it belongs!

      I've been playing my Playstation Classic a lot, and it's made me want to setup a full emulation box for my TV. I started looking into options and quickly got in over my head, so I'm hoping you fine folks can help me sort this out.

      Caveat: I am somewhat techy, but not nearly to the same level as the average Tildes user.

      Here is a rundown for what I'm going for:

      • Systems: I want to be able to emulate up through the Dreamcast with no slowdown (or, at least, no slowdown as a result of my hardware--if it's natural to the original console or a limitation of the emulator, that's fine).

      • Input: I want to use a wireless controller for input. Ideally six face buttons and four shoulders, so that it can easily stand in for almost all common controller layouts.

      • Graphics: If possible, I'd like to be able to enhance the eye candy a bit with things like upscaling, increasing the internal resolution, and shaders. This would be nice to have, but is not a necessity. Running at fullspeed in the original with no enhancements is the target minimum, though.

      • Footprint: Something up to the size of, well, a retro game console. I don't want a full PC next to my TV, but it doesn't have to be the size of a credit card either.

      • Budget: Let's go with under $400 USD? Given the cost of a Raspberry Pi that seems like overkill, but I know the Pi can't do all the way up to N64/Dreamcast, and I'm not sure how much more power those need. That price limit is flexible if I'm being unreasonable with my expectations.

      With all that in mind, here are my questions:

      1. What hardware best suits my needs? I am not interested in building my own and am seeking pre-built solutions.

      2. What controller is best? I'd prefer to have a one-size-fits-all solution, rather than swapping them out. Six face buttons would help make the Genesis, Saturn, and N64 feel more natural, but I suspect that might be hard to come by?

      3. It looks like Retroarch is definitely the way to go for easy setup, but there seem to be a lot of different standalone options (e.g. Lakka, RetroPie, Recalbox). Which one should I go with? I should add that I really only care about ease of use and simplicity. I do not need something flashy, and the less friction in both setup and use, the better.

      4. Any other tips, pieces of advice, or resources? I don't have a lot of experience with emulation, so a lot of this is uncharted territory for me, hence my uncertainty and need for guidance.

      11 votes