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  1. amackert

    Going Through The Serious Sam Games Again

    Slaughter works so well in DOOM because of the major differences in how infighting functions. If I remember correctly, Serious Sam doesn't have a lot (if any) of that. Asides from having to prioritize specific enemy types, every intense arena fight ends up turning into a circle-strafe fest. That would be fine, but there are a lot of enemies that outpace you and it just becomes tedious and frustrating. Unlike DOOM, in Serious Sam you constantly feel like you're at a major disadvantage. I do feel Sam is at its best when you're going through stages like a traditional FPS, taking it slow around corners, exploring the areas for secrets, etc. When it boxes you in and spawns enemies all around you constantly, it can really wear you down, particularly on the higher difficulties. It's a brutal series.
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    Sunder - Map20 Appears, finally.

    Just finished Map 20 last night. Beautiful looking as always, but particularly mean at points (that was not unexpected, ha). Some really creative fight choices as well, with those switch choice portions that will spawn in different demons. Pretty cool and unique. Sort of working my way back and starting Map 19 now.
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    In Pursuit of Greed

    I bought a boxed copy of this years ago and installed it on an old rig. I just couldn't get it to control right and it felt nearly unplayable. It's a shame because it seems pretty cool. I'd love to see a source port of it.
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    Your pc Specs?

    Too many PCs to name, but my main workstation consists of: OS: Windows 10 Pro CPU: Ryzen 9 3950X RAM: 64GB GPU: Radeon 5700XT Storage: 1 NVME (256GB), 1 SSD (256GB), 1 platter (2TB). Display: Two 24" HP displays (1080p/60hz) PSU: Corsair RM 1000X (1000 watt) Cooler: Corsair H100X hydro Misc: Sound Blaster ZX sound card; Datapath VisionLC-HD2 capture card Wouldn't mind upgrading to a 1TB fast NVME at the very least. Modern games on the platter take significantly longer to load. GPU prices are hot garbage so I won't be doing that for a while. Higher resolution and refresh monitors would be nice, but those are very low on my priority list right now.
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    Who Else Played this Obscure Shooter?

    I recall this looking okay for the time (it used the expansion pak on the N64), but the level design seemed supremely bland. Granted, I never made it that far. Might give it another try but the general consensus seems to be that it's not particularly good. Curious to hear from people that actually made it all the way through the game, especially recently.
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    Doom Streams

    Streaming some more DOOM wads. Probably slaughter-ish stuff. https://www.twitch.tv/amackert
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    Doom Streams

    Haven't streamed DOOM in a while.. so, let's stream some DOOM. https://www.twitch.tv/amackert
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    Doom Streams

    Going to stroll through DOOM II over the next few hours: https://youtu.be/dIM5b_6zAQw
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    Doom Streams

    Messing with a few different wads. https://www.twitch.tv/amackert
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    Doom Streams

    Goofing around with various wads. Going live now at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci_SABWYmZg
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    Doom Streams

    Playing a variety of wads once again. https://www.twitch.tv/amackert
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    Doom Streams

    Messing with some random wads again. https://www.twitch.tv/amackert
  13. Well if this isn't nightmare fuel, then I'm not sure what is.
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    Doom Streams

    Going live with some "whatever I feel like playing" DOOM WADs. Link: https://youtu.be/8aUFkjnEdhY
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    The Apple Bandai Pippin?

    I owned a Pippin for a couple of years. It's a neat system. Very heavy, seems well built. The controller is one of the goofiest I have ever had the pleasure of using. VGA out is a really nice perk, giving you some nice video quality. Not a lot of reason to own one unfortunately outside of collector's purposes, as it's light on real games (it seems edutainment was what the majority of its software lineup consisted of). The ones that are decent can be played elsewhere (Shockwave, the Marathon games, etc). I did own a game called Tropic Island Pinball, basically a port of a Mac game by the same name. It was good but you kind of have to be a pinball fan for that one. It's especially not worth owning these days with the prices rising. I checked a few weeks back and I believe it costs anywhere from $400 to $600 now to acquire one of the basic Atmark versions. It was a bit different years ago when you could get new-in-box ones for less than $250. Prices will be cheaper straight off Yahoo Auctions Japan, but that takes effort.