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The weekend chat - what have you been playing?

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The ending of another week is just about here, ready to begin anew. Before Monday comes knocking, it's time for the usual GOL community chat post.

For us over here at GOL, there's been plenty of Left 4 Dead 2 while we wait for the upcoming community expansion with The Last Stand. Our streamer Sin has been doing a bunch live on our Twitch Channel and it's been absolutely hilarious. Left 4 Dead 2 released around 11 years ago and it holds up incredibly well. Still hugely popular overall too, with it regularly pulling in close to around 20K players each day.

Personally, I've been torn between a few titles lately. Colmen's Quest turned out to be a pretty great turn-based RPG that sucked me in but looking after the bees in APICO has been absolute joy that I'm seriously excited to see what the developers do with further development to APICO. I've also attempted to learn some game development with GDevelop, which is a surprisingly versatile tool. You can really get going quickly with 2D games on it. I'm also personally very much looking forward to seeing Songs of Syx release in just over a week on September 21, bringing in another interesting city-builder with some grand strategy elements.

Over to you in the comments: what have you been playing? Is it good, is it terrible? Unload your thoughts.

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tmtvl Sep 13, 2020
Played nandgame. It's basically an HTML5 game version of the book The Elements of Computing Systems. Well, of the first 3 or so chapters anyway.
Also switched my applications and WM from a dark to a light theme.
axredneck Sep 13, 2020
Dead City Breakthrough mod for S.T.A.L.K.E.R;
some Duke Nukem 3D wads mods: Borg Nukem, New Encounter;
Hellbound wad for Doom 2 (with GZDoom)
Tchey Sep 13, 2020
Wildermyth, i played a new 3 chapters campaign and i’ll start a 5 chapters campaign soon with the legacy system.

Necromunda, runs well via Proton Eggrolls, and it’s fun enough to ignore the issue for now, but in mid/long term updates will be needed.
omicron-b Sep 13, 2020
SUPERHOT. It's the most innovative shooter I've played in years.
scaine Sep 13, 2020
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A bit of Left for Dead 2 with Sin & gang on stream, but otherwise, I'm still horribly addicted to Dreamgate. I've been laid down with the cold recently, so no VR for me for a while!
Romlok Sep 13, 2020
Hellpoint. AFAICT the first real 3D souls-like we've had with explicit Linux support, and as such it's my first such souls-like. I'm really loving it, so am super glad this got a native release. 46 hours in I'm still exploring the world, and haven't finished my first run yet!
buono Sep 13, 2020
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It's been mostly Red Dead Redemtion II. My daughter persuaded me to get it, and it has been a massive pleasure to play.
The great pity is that we cannot have a multiplayer game as that is sadly broken on linux.

I have also been logging in for a few Wargames in Interstellar Marines - scary robot time :). There are usually a couple of players around to team up with and a nice bunch they all seem to be.

Hope you get over your cold @scaine, VR is no fun is you have to keep blowing your nose.
Alm888 Sep 13, 2020
It was mostly "X4: Foundations" for me, plus a little bit of "The Coma: Recut" (gotta finish mapping all loot, note locations and routes on my custom map :) ).
Avehicle7887 Sep 13, 2020
I've been sucked in Control. The game starts a bit slow but quickly becomes interesting after the first "boss". From a technical aspect it's quite good with the exception of a few random crashes here and there, which mostly occurs on Nvidia.

The game is also sensitive to alt tabbing and tends to crash if switching multiple times, so if you're gonna play it just sit there and enjoy the game, forget multi tasking.

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Arcadius-8606 Sep 13, 2020
This week has been all on Stadia with a few rounds of games on Fightcade and Parsec with my siblings.

Bomberman Online - Stadia

I like this game so much. So far I've only been to 4th place. It feels like I playing the arcade version from the 90's.

Strange Brigade - Stadia

Been spending a few hours in horde mode with friends. The enemy variation is very fresh and the day light horror setting is a big plus for thos title. I've been very impressed by Rebellion's offering on Stadia. This game has been another great one.

Among US -

Got this game for free awhile back and my kids got on me to try it. Now their mom, me and few of us old timers are on there playing with everyone. Lots of great fun. The mini games do a great job of preventing bot cheaters.

Street Fighter III 3rd Strike - Fightcade

I have 16 irl friends back on Fightcade. Unless the next update to Tekken 7 fixes the net code, that game is going to be retired, uninstalled and hidden. Been a chore trying to get some good games going properly. But not with fightcade. Every fightcade match is perfect. My main is Ken but now I'm exploring Q.

Garou: Mark of the Wolves - Fightcade
SNK games always feel like home to me. This is one of the greatest fighting games of all time. Did about 6 hours of it on Saturday with my brothers and cousins and restarted some long time fueds. I main Terry and Freeman.

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