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    Star Trek games added to GOG

    SIX CLASSIC STAR TREK GAMES NOW AVAILABLE ON THE GOG.COM STORE GOG.COM and Activision are celebrating 55 years of Star Trek by bringing some of its most iconic and critically acclaimed video games back and updated to work on modern operating systems. It’s a perfect opportunity for both devoted Trekkies and new players to discover and enjoy these amazing titles, as every game on this list offers a different experience and the chance to meet some of the most beloved characters. Woo, I love surprise GOG releases! Diablo 1 and Warcarft 2 was also up there in terms of happy surprises. For me the standouts in these Star Trek releases are Elite Force and Elite Force 2, any FPS running id tech 3 gets me going. Bridge Commander, Away Team and Hidden Evil all look very interesting too. Elite Force Elite Force 2 Bridge Commander Starfleet Command III Hidden Evil Away Team Amada Armada II
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    Quake Remastered

    Sorry if this has been posted somewhere in the thread already but I just found this - https://q1mods.xyz/ You add +ui_addonsBaseURL "https://q1mods.xyz/" to your command line args for the rerelease and it'll talk to a custom addon server with way more mods available. They've got Malice, Kickflip Quake, AD and a whole bunch more.
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    Quake Remastered

    This release is fantastic! I'm playing on my Series X and I've played through all of Quake and Armagon. It felt strange at first to be playing Quake with a controller as in my mind it's so tied to kb + mouse. It works well enough though. I'm keen to see what addons they add. I saw someone mention in a reddit comment that mod support is completely broken and impossible to do, has anyone tested these claims? I had a quick look through this thread but 13 pages was too much for me to dig through.
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    Why Did Unreal Tournament 3 Fail?

    It lost the UT soul/charm for me. I think it's because all UE games around that time had that same brown/grey over bloomed look. It was just thoroughly average, 2k4 and 99 shit all over UT3. I do wish UT4 had continued being developed, that could have been very interesting. From what I recall it was supposed to be handed over to the community to continue but then the fortnite bux started pouring in and Epic fully dropped it.
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    Diablo 2: Resurrected

    I'm still pumped for the launch so in the meantime I've been jamming vanilla D2 LOD on bnet (US East). If anyone here is interested in playing together let me know :) And again, any kiwis or aussies let me know and I'll flick you an invite to my D2:R clan.
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    Diablo 2: Resurrected

    I agree, in screenshots it looks a bit more exaggerated or cartoony. During gameplay though it's got a darker tone to it, the dynamic lighting adds the grimness. Based on the alpha, they aren't changing much at all. The biggest game changers are togglable auto gold pickup and an expanded and shared stash. Everything else is the same.
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    Diablo 2: Resurrected

    It's quite different with new graphics. I'm leaning towards playing legacy as well but will def do a full hell playthrough on new graphics. 100% is best ARPG ever IMO. It's the Doom equivalent of ARPGs.
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    Diablo 2: Resurrected

    I'm shocked there's not a D2:R thread here already so now I'm making one. Any other long time D2 players (or even new ones) looking forward to D2:R? I've been a huge Diablo fan since Diablo 1 released and I've been playing D2 about as consistently as Doom since it's release. Having played the D2:R alpha I'm super excited. Having the game logic be 1:1 with vanilla with the new visuals plastered over the top is fantastic. Same core gameplay and quirks with crazy new graphics. The monster and environment model detail are actually really impressive (you can't even see most of the details unless you zoom in). TBH, I'll play through with new graphics but for end game play I'll probably end up playing in legacy graphics as it's easier to see and I feel like I have more control. Here's some comparison screenshots I took: Any Aus/NZ Players feel free to jump on my OCE D2:R discord
  9. Company of Heroes 2 is free (to keep) on Steam for this weekend. The Company of Heroes 2 base game gives you access to two multiplayer armies from the Eastern Front: the Red Army (SOV) and the Wehrmacht Ostheer (GER). It also comes with a gritty single-player campaign that will give you a chance to familiarize yourself with the series core tenets. Step into the boots of a Soviet commander of the Red Army, entrenched in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the Enemy invaders! Adjust your tactics to take into account the brutal weather conditions and wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin. Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault offers a compelling single-player campaign for the USF faction revolving around the Battle of the Bulge. Engage in a dynamic non-linear campaign across the Ardennes landscape consisting of 18 scenarios, choose between three iconic companies, customize their abilities and bear the consequences of your actions as overall company health persists between missions. Trailers Reviews
  10. I'd pick one up but I'd be more interested in a 2021/2022 Shovelware disc or at least something more novel than a reproduction.
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    Endless Random /idgames WAD Adventures #007

    To be fair, a butthole isn't exactly the most glamorous accolade.
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    Endless Random /idgames WAD Adventures #007

    Lizardwar.WAD by @Lizardcommando(2004) Limit removing This is a graphics only patch that replaces all monsters (bar the pain elemental), all weapons and some decorations/textures. A number of the enemies are quite similar and look to be taken straight out of MS Paint but that doesn't negate the fact that it takes considerable time and effort to replace all those frames. The sprites are very basic but thanks to a bit of charm (like the AV flipping you off when it dies) it's worth checking out. I can't imagine anyone would play a megawad with these replacements but a mapset with a complimentary art style would work quite well. Overall, it's nothing to write home about and looking at the screenshots below is probably all you need but I appreciate the work that went into this wad. I give the wad 3/5 buttholes Screenshots
  13. This is an awesome list, thanks heaps for sharing this! For the sake of staying on topic I'll just say yep, I like oblige. I don't play the maps often and tbh I get the most enjoyment from seeing the maps automaps generating than actually playing them.
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    Most recent movie you saw

    Just watched The Ritual last night. It was recommended to my by several of my friends and I enjoyed it as someone who doesn't typically like horror movies. It's got a slow burn and is more about creating an uneasy atmosphere rather than being overtly scary. I won't go into more detail so as to avoid spoilers but I'll say that if you're a fan of horror and don't require jump scares and fountains of blood it's worth watching.
  15. I'd want a sequel to the original Quake. I don't just mean have it be dark, full of Lovecraftian horrors and gothic architecture. I'd want it to maintain that breakneck Q1/QW style movement with a heavy, heavy focus on multiplayer. If it had a sick singleplayer campaign that was balanced with a new, core Quake multiplayer component then it'd be perfect.