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Phantom Brigade tempting, just bumped into it on Steam. Xcom/Battletech but with a twist on the combat being semi-turn based, the action all resolves at once after you input your commands and you can see your enemy's actions. A bit like Frozen Synapse.


Ok, notepad, easy up. I just wanted to look at some of your settings, not get your theological perspective on nature, gosh.


Returnal iz gud


Returnal on PC next week, should hold me over until RE4 remake next month, I guess. Plus I gotta play Tunic at some point.


{Wordtoid} The word Mineral, specifically ore, is named for its location within a Mine. The second meaning of Mine as an explosive device (seen today in Land Mine, Proximity Mine, etc) comes from the use of explosives as mining tools.


Just seeing this type face makes me think of RPG menus. And the older Mincho font definitely reminds of the old Resident Evil games.


Wrapped up Dead Space remake, great game but jesus is it stressful. I'm very ready now to play something dumber and more actiony, like the RE4 remake. Some further commends on DS Remake in the comments.


{Wordtoid} Bye is a contraction of "good-bye", which is a contraction of "god be with ye". This one sounds fake, but it's not. It's a common construction, both Spanish Adios and French Adieu are contractions of "to god" from "to god I commend you".


Been a minute since I've kept up with a weekly release show, I forgot the internet becomes a minefield every Monday for me, since I rarely watch shows at air time.


Haven't done one of these in a while: {Wordtoid}! The archaic word Lite, meaning something small, only survives in its diminutive form, Little.


Some layoffs at Giant Bomb after their acquisition by Fandom (the wiki people), that site has been on rocky shores since the pandemic and then all their senior talent voluntarily quit (at the right time, apparently).


Is there a thing games don't do anymore that you'd like to see? Could be a gameplay thing or graphical thing, or anything really.


The Last of Us tv show?


Well, I haven't been playing FF14, unlike the rest of the planet, apparently!


One one hand, I can see why GDQ would want to shake things up with different categories of speedrun to showcase. But that also makes them harder to appreciate because I don't know wtf is going on.


First day back after vacation status:


Been putting some solid hours into Chained Echoes. Part way thoughts inside. But overall I do definitely recommend it to JRPG fans.


Yeah, this is a good videogame.


Looking as the rest of these, I thought *I* was buying a large number of games a year. It was an eclectic year, for sure. Some old games came back up to the surface. 7 Days to Die is a janky fun mess with friends.


Forgot to mention this, but I've been experiencing a new Disqus notification bug on desktop. I get the indicator but clicking on it takes the whole tab to a Disqus login page. Right-clicking it and opening it in a new tab is a work around.


Ok, got some more definitive Callisto Protocol thoughts.


Day 2 500 MB Calisto patch seems to have stabalized things a lot. No issues today on my end. And the combat is getting really good now.


Early PC Calisto Protocol impressions inside.


Downloading Calisto Protocol now. Reviews on steam "mostly negative". Hoooo boyyyyy. lol


Played some Dogworld. Currently $15 on Steam. Surprisingly good game. Yet another Metroidvania, even the high contrast white on black look is a little threadbare at this point. But whoever made this knew how to make a dang video game.


About Dr Melone of us since 10:58 PM on 01.31.2012

Hello, curious browser. I've been a reader of Dtoid for several years now and continue to enjoy the unique sense of community around these parts. I think I'll stick around, if ya don't mind.