Yeah, those sales can be tricky. There's just something so tempting about a game that's normally $59.99 being sold for eighty percent off, even if you know deep down that you probably won't play it.
Out of all the games I own, it's pretty surprising to me how few of them I make time for. Almost all of them were just bought because of a limited-time low price. I like to think I've improved in that aspect recently.
Not to mention, I found a Discord bot that automatically tells me whenever a game becomes free on Steam, so I've had the luxury of filling my library with games I won't be playing without having to pay for them. Feels good.
Looks like I was mistaken, it's not really a bot. The official Terraria Discord server has a channel appropriately titled 'free stuff' where they post when items on Steam become free. There's an option to follow that channel and have the messages redirect to a channel in a different server you own.
They also post about the Epic Games Store in there too, between the two there's usually something every other day or so.
I actually picked up Spore when it was on sale on Steam a little while back, fun game, but once you start your second planet you start to realize that the game isn't really as big as it first appears. The DLC helps, though.
And I really appreciated your excellent review of Wildermyth on Steam. Now I have a good sense of what to expect.
No sales here unfortunately, but I figured I'd post in this thread since it's gaming related. Just this past week, Reddit has tried to cancel two major game developers and appears to have succeeded in at least one of those cases. About a week ago, it was discovered that Scott Cawthon, the developer of Five Nights at Freddy's, donated to Donald Trump and several other Republicans. This led to a massive shitstorm first on Twitter and then on Reddit, with some people claiming that because he donated to Republicans, he must hate gay people, of which there are apparently many in his fanbase. You can read the Reddit thread on it here. He responded here saying how much he loves the rainbow people and that he was willing to be cancelled for the greater good. 2 days ago, he announced his retirement, supposedly to spend time with his family, and reiterated his love for the rainbow.
Next, we have Michal Kovarik, the lead designer and one of the founders of Factorio. A couple days ago, he made a blog post about some coding method that was first introduced by some guy called Uncle Bob. Now, this Uncle Bob is allegedly a racist, sexist Trump supporter. Obviously, Redditors demanded that Kovarik take down the blog post or at least the portions mentioning Bob. In response, Kovarik replied, "Take the cancel culture mentaility and shove it up your ass." The comment has since been removed by moderators of the subreddit for violating the subreddit rule to "be nice", but you can still see it by scrolling a couple pages back on his user page. Redditors did not take this well and for some reason decided to label him as a transphobe even though AFAIK neither he nor Uncle Bob ever mentioned trannies. He also made some comment about statutory rape being an "SJW term" but later said he didn't know what statutory rape was when he made that comment. In any case, here's the current thread about the topic. Lots of comments about how heartbroken they are that they wasted thousands of hours on a game developed by a transphobe as well as those on the other side saying they'll buy the game to own the transgenders. For his part Kovarik is still fighting against cancel culture in the comments but says he has "nothing against trans people". Time will tell whether they will succeed at cancelling him or getting him to bend the knee.
On Friday I shall receive my first paycheck and use it to buy Factorio out of respect for a man who won't let himself be bullied over something so stupid. Great game but all this time I have been using a copy I...found.
FNAF has always had the worst community in the world, that guy should be used to tuning out 90% of them already. When this happens I never understand, why not just shut down your Twitter and keep making games for the people who want them?
Once a person has become unpersoned, you can never speak of him again. I know it's cliched, but 1984 is truly prophetic. "He did not exist: he had never existed." I've heard that Satisfactory is still quite unpolished compared to Factorio. Is that not the case?
To be honest, the FNAF games are pretty meh. I did like the first one, but I thought it was a bit overrated. The sequels were getting more and more uninspiring. It was just him recycling the same ideas over and over again. If he gets called out by twitter for donating to the GOP, then so be it. I don't have to hear about FNAF ever again. His other more religious games are nothing noteworthy really. He just got lucky with making a Chuck E. Cheese horror flick.
There are just way more creative indie game developers out there. (I have to fangirl about Lucas pope again. Papers please and the return of obra dinn are just so much fun in different ways. They are also completely different from each other and awesome to look at. His other smaller and free games like republia times do also lend themselves to a fun time.
We also have the creator of the IF game called Magium in the app store. It's still a lot of fun to play it. This guy writes and codes 250.000 words in a year. I have nothing but massive respect for this man. He has been writing and updating this for years now. The game is also free with no ads or pay to win or "battle passes"!)
I also plan to buy the original pathologic once I get my vacation. It's pretty cheap on steam due to it being such an old buggy game haha. I heard that it should make me feel miserable which means that this is a perfect match for me.
Only played the first one which I decided wasn't really for me. I always found the lore more interesting than the gameplay.
Yeah, his books were one of the first things that introduced me to these type of games besides Magium. My old save files had been wiped a long time ago, but I remembered that a couple of the stories were pretty good. I played through the whole wizard game, the zombie one, the orgeon trail and another couple of them of which I don't know the name anymore. The first volume of wizard's choice was definitely my favorite of his whole collection; a good blend of classic dungeon crawling and adventuring time with your buddy.
I have looked at the rates of Choice of Games, it only gives you 25% of the revenue. It's a bit sleezy considering that the writers do most of the brunt work, but the one thing that truly bugs me the most is that you can't have the game distributed elsewhere or post it for free in another site.