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Gaming Discussion / What are your favorite genres?
« on: November 20, 2015, 01:10:43 pm »
Inspired by a few recent topics of late, I am curious about your favorite genres. Why? Because many genres have had their distinct eras they have been on the top, and I feel they might influence about their perceived golden age.

I kept the genres a bit under broader strokes, if only to not have that many options. I tried to include exxamples of the types of games covered by each broader genre, if only to get people an idea what more specific genres are covered during each. If you think a genre should be split, let me know why.

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Gaming Discussion / ICE - Automatically add ROMs to Steam
« on: August 15, 2014, 05:57:02 pm »
Recently I found about this nifty little tool, which lets you add painlessly your selected rom collection to steam, grabbing grid images from websites, which for big picture+controller users like me comes damn handy. You have to manually add your console+emulator combo to its config files, but its rather simple to do and its rather flexible enough (you can easily swap between emulators for a given console by just editing a reference and running the tool again). I use it in combination of retroarch (for the most part) for a full couch gaming experience.

The tool is far from perfect: currently it only supports fetching images from consolegrid.com or any other site that just happens to have exactly the same undocumented api, and if a console you want to add is not listed there, ice throws a fatal exception and interrupts the process (for the time being avoid adding virtual vboy and the like). And consolegrid urrently can only find games based on the exact filename (sans extension), and the games are listed there usually without no-intro suffixes (eg MarioBros (US).zip has to be renamed as MarioBros.zip for console grid to find its image, and lets not talk about mame naming scheme being like  totally incompatible so far). Despite this, I have greatly enjoyed the convenience it provdes, and i wanted to share my joy to you guys.

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Gaming Discussion / The giving away stuff thread
« on: January 20, 2014, 09:10:22 pm »
You got some spare steam keys form the myriad of bundles showing up all the time? Got a physical copy from *that* game you cant have around anymore?

Well, this place might appeal your taste buds! Here you can trade and give away unconditionally all the games and other not so games things you want!

I will start right here!: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15DvhRz-8aD4M-7smDV1ADLlIOAr65hhiHNtsfhC-Zog/edit#gid=0

If you are interested in any game from said list, letme know and I might be kind enough to pm you a key or something! If you have more trash to clean up as well, and it might be someone else treasure, drop it here and see who picks it!

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Gaming Discussion / How many of you grew with a competitive arcade scene?
« on: December 29, 2013, 02:11:00 am »
A more specific question, how many of you where influenced into their game design appeals by arcade gaming? I'm pretty much addressing competitive gaming, rather than singleplayer challenges/narratives.

I know the crowd here is mostly storytelling oriented (face it, most people here are jrpg suckers), but I am still curious enough about the stats and the inherent discussion. Arcade gaming is vaaastly different from most console gaming, and while I could pretend to state the differences, I know I would rather have other assholes explore them,

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