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Video Game Ponies!

Video Game Ponies!

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A group for all the ponies who enjoy playing video games! From FPS to RPG to RTS!

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  1. 34+ hours in, and I have **finally** won a game of # !vgp #

    about 7 months ago from web
  2. Soo... how 'bout that Unity blowup? !vgp

    about 8 months ago from web
    • @scribus Unity is in the red for years and buying Weta wasn't cheap so they were grasping for the most stupid decision to gain (repeatable) revenue by choosing to get paid by the amount of installs of the games. The problem is that indie game developers have very little profit and it can cost more in the long run than it gained profit. Also the way to determine the amount of installs is not clear. The last information I heard was that Unity wanted to use a heuristic to guess the amount of installs. Also Unity did that decision out of nowhere and tried to cover their tracks by sneakily removing paragraphs in their license that would hinder that license change. Unity had image problems (being used for asset-flip games, taking a lot of time for updates and being behind on the technical side) before but that was a huge kick in the balls to devs and all people who bought games made with Unity.

      about 8 months ago in context
    • @adiwan their president also sold 2000 shares just before the install thing was announced, adding up to about 50k in the preceding year. seems bad

      about 8 months ago in context
    • @zeldatra Him being at EA before that goes great with that... I read that that amount of stocks was only a very small percentage of his stock holdings. Still looks scummy.

      about 8 months ago in context
  3. I have only the performance art of violence to express my feelings for the mid-game railroading and complete lack of direction in Pathfinder: Kingmaker !vgp

    about 10 months ago from web
    • Unholy crap, I'm enjoying "Devour" and I haven't even tried the multiplayer mode that it's intended for! !vgp # # #

      about a year ago from web
      • Pre-ordered the new Zelda yesterday !vgp

        about a year ago from web
        • Well I just fished up a 19-inch chub with a nice pair of geodes (in Stardew Valley) :flushed: !vgp

          about a year ago from web
          • Someone shoot me with a laser, upload me to the Grid, and send me to Stardew Valley kthxpls !vgp #

            about a year ago from web
            • I spoiled myself with a game treat and bought the game Tunic. It's a fine game. It is a cross between Zelda and Dark Souls. I had quite some fun but oh boy it is hard. Thankfully there is an accessibility option to make it easy. I used it only two times because my thumbs were already hurting enough and I didn't want to start a boss fight 100 times over. It is best to get into the game blind. I do admit that I looked up stuff at the end of the game because the puzzles to get the true ending are hard as heck and I have a life beyond that game.

              Monday, 27-Jun-22 20:04:49 UTC from web
            • Mario Kart 8 is fun !vgp

              Sunday, 29-May-22 00:32:56 UTC from web
              • About to bootleg games I already paid for so I can play them without EA or Steam gawking over my shoulder the whole time !vgp

                Wednesday, 29-Dec-21 06:20:39 UTC from web
                • I didn't know Duck Hunt could be beat, but I guess a kill screen is fairly obvious in this type of thing !vgp

                  Monday, 27-Dec-21 00:57:15 UTC from web
                  • I also was invested enough in BOTW that I got Hyrule Warriors: Calamity, or whatever it's called !vgp I find it to be similar-but-different enough to be a bit . . . weird, off-putting at first, but after getting the hang of it, it's some good, light fun.

                    Friday, 10-Sep-21 08:40:09 UTC from web
                    • Well, I meant to goto bed about two hours ago, but you see, Officer, I play Kerbal Space Program now !vgp

                      Friday, 10-Sep-21 08:39:20 UTC from web
                      • Man I miss good old game rentals. Like, I want to try New Pokemon Snap, but I don't think I'll get $60 of fun out of it... $20, probably, but I understand this is not a $20 game. So, yeah. I miss rentals. !vgp #

                        Thursday, 02-Sep-21 05:11:21 UTC from web
                        • @scribus Purchasing it used might be an option. On ebay in Germany the prices are between 30€ and 40€. I guess it won't be cheaper anytime soon. Pokemon Snap for the N64 is cheaper as a cart only offer but complete in box it's still at original retail prices.

                          Thursday, 02-Sep-21 13:26:06 UTC in context
                      • Gotta say, if'n I'd fully known what an asshole King Hyrule was, and what a whiner they'd turned Zelda into, I might not have bothered defeating Calamity Ganon... !vgp #

                        Sunday, 29-Aug-21 19:43:43 UTC from web
                      • So has anyone ported Doom to the Virtual Boy, and do they make a good VB emulator for a VR headset yet? !vgp

                        Sunday, 01-Aug-21 17:44:27 UTC from web
                      • Astoundingly... I think I might actually enjoy The Ultimate Doom !vgp

                        Monday, 12-Jul-21 05:04:24 UTC from web
                        • I am almost astounded at how well I managed to translate the Maniac Mansion home to Sims 3, so far !vgp

                          Friday, 02-Jul-21 07:23:24 UTC from web
                        • Has EA done a single gorram thing right this millennium? !vgp

                          Saturday, 26-Jun-21 06:55:47 UTC from web
                        • Children. Having children is the breaking point of every Sims game. It takes two godrotten hours for them to put the little wantwit on the potty chair, by which time they're sitting in a soiled diaper. You tell them to potty train when it's halfway full, you sit for three hours waiting. You wait for yellow (not even orange or red) on the meter, and it's already too late. Sims potty training is like trying to catch a pear ripe. It may happen, yeah, but it's 100% luck. !vgp

                          Tuesday, 15-Jun-21 01:52:52 UTC from web
                          • Well, I now own a second copy of "The Sims 3" (because that was the cheapest way to get the University expansion) !vgp

                            Saturday, 12-Jun-21 17:15:56 UTC from web
                            • Well, "Sludge Life" seems like some good dumb light fun, if you've played and enjoyed "Jet Set Radio." !vgp (Although, uhh, it looks like JSR is cheaper than SL, and a more "professional" title...)

                              Monday, 07-Jun-21 20:31:05 UTC from web
                              • The Battle Gem Ponies Combat Demo

                                ​Our first public upload in 3 or 4 years after starting this entire project over after tragically losing every project file for the 2017 build. Since then this game has gone from a solo-indie project to a team-powered labor of love and it's looking all the better for it!

                                Go ahead and give it a try! http://rainbowdash.net/url/835730 http://rainbowdash.net/url/875927

                                Saturday, 05-Jun-21 19:53:33 UTC from web
                                • I know I've said before that Final Fantasy is the only time that 6 > 7, but I think that The Sims is having a similar run with 3 > 4 !vgp

                                  Monday, 31-May-21 22:00:57 UTC from web
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                                  • @zeldatra Even after all of the updates and finally putting pools into the base game, I just cannot stand Sims 4. They're too dumb, and they're too bad at listening to the User. The multitasking is cool, and they don't clutter at stairs and doorways as badly as 3, but really.... That's about it, gameplay-wise, for me. Otherwise it's like they traded one graphical step forward for two or three game steps back. I hire a babysitter, I go to the bar with my wife, I come home at 3 AM and the toddler is unfed in the backyard playing around in a dirty diaper and that was about when I decided the game was literally unfinished and in Cimmeria, by Crom, pushing unfinished software to market would cost one's HEAD!! lol

                                    Tuesday, 01-Jun-21 00:43:00 UTC in context
                                  • @scribus I should probably mention that The Sims 2 runs on a pretty much identical game engine to The Sims 3, with the big differences being that create-a-sim is more detailed in 3 and, of course, the interconnected neighborhood with no load screens. If you’re used to 3’s clutter it’s PROBABLY the better game, I’m just not.

                                    Tuesday, 01-Jun-21 00:53:37 UTC in context
                                  • @zeldatra I am accustomed enough to not see it as clutter... lol

                                    Tuesday, 01-Jun-21 01:23:20 UTC in context
                                • I have now unlocked almost 50% of the achievements in "Cities: Skylines" !vgp

                                  Wednesday, 28-Apr-21 00:27:21 UTC from web
                                  • Playing Metal Gear Solid again... I bodyslammed Meryl while she was disguised because I recognized her walk cycle and I wanted to see what would happen. Nothing happens, she just sprints into her next cutscene to prevent you from impeding her any further. And then she still claims to have gotten the jump on you.

                                    Tuesday, 23-Mar-21 08:21:12 UTC from web
                                    • @zeldatra Borderlands II. A bad case of "You need to kill the boss before he pushes the doomsday button!" And then you kill them, with an acid rocket to the nards, all the way across the arena... and wait for a monologue, and a dead guy to push the cussing button anyway. It got to where I wasn't invested in the story missions because I knew nothing I accomplished would accomplish anything. !vgp # maybe?

                                      Tuesday, 23-Mar-21 18:38:04 UTC in context
                                    • @scribus This is why I always enjoyed the mostly-unscripted nature of the later Fallouts & Elder Scrolls. New Vegas particularly introduces you to a major antagonist (or ally, if you choose to go that route...) fairly early on, while you’re on your way to a story quest, and you can just let him do his thing, or, if you have the firepower, you can just FrankerZin shoot him and he won’t appear again for the rest of the game. (And then you can shoot his replacement later, too!)

                                      Tuesday, 23-Mar-21 19:04:40 UTC in context
                                  • There is a good damn reason they only ever made one major movie in the first-person, when will video games learn that first-person is the worst-person? !vgp

                                    Monday, 22-Feb-21 23:09:39 UTC from web
                                    • Borderlands 2 is fun right up until I either run up against the usual "What am I stuck on, why am I not running, why can't I even jump, if I'm not supposed to be here how did I even get in and why can't I get out again" antics of every FPS ever... That, or the keyboard-as-controller issues of "I wanted my knife, not to throw a grenade at my own feet..." !vgp

                                      Monday, 08-Feb-21 06:59:37 UTC from web
                                      • @scribus True story: I grew up pretty much entirely on PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360, so when I finally got a PC that could properly handle video games I was immediately put off by the keyboard controls and plugged in an Xbox One controller instead. To this day it's really hard for me to play shooters the "real" way.

                                        Monday, 08-Feb-21 08:48:18 UTC in context
                                      • @mrmattimation I had had an NES, GameBoy, SNES, Atari XE, and Sega Genesis before we got our first "real" family computer, a 486 running Windows 3.11. My parents declared that the computer was therefore not for games, unless they were educational. I believe I would go on to N64, 3DS, and Xbox 360 before trying WASD-anything.

                                        Monday, 08-Feb-21 16:58:37 UTC in context
                                    • And now, # twitch.tv/jlbesq !vgp

                                      Saturday, 10-Oct-20 19:00:46 UTC from web
                                      • Well I beat the FF6 General Leo romhack today !vgp https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmM9HtpJePSGocVnw9rM4j_a-E7dXD3q- # language in that there video archive . . . <_<

                                        Thursday, 08-Oct-20 06:45:21 UTC from web