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Vidya Nostalgia Anonymous Gamer 04/22/2020 (Wed) 01:35:02 No. 243 [Reply] [Last]
Just listened to a bunch of old Sonic soundtracks and felt pretty nostalgic. Thought we could have a thread to sperg out about nostalgia. What old games from your childhood do you feel nostalgic about? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQhYFNqp4nE&t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZXGzki_qww
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Playing through Metroid Prime Trilogy, currently on 2. https://youtu.be/4YRLIgWnHlo?t=17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuPJm2XQT0A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwjcq8Vwt24 KB+M support for console exclusive shootan games is a godsend.
>>3589 And totally unnecessary in a game like Metroid Prime.
>>3591 >And totally unnecessary So is KB+M on Goldeneye and Perfect Dark and everyone can agree it makes the games more fun.
>>3605 No, I'm afraid I can't. The games simply weren't designed for it.

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Comrade 08/07/2020 (Fri) 22:22:29 No. 3584 [Reply] [Last]
Was it worth the money for a quick nostalgia rush?
?? cant u just play it for free on kongregate lol
>>3588 Browsers will drop flash support this year.

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Chess Anonymous 08/06/2020 (Thu) 16:16:48 No. 3544 [Reply] [Last]
I'm making this thread here, because the other boards are practically dead. If a mod chooses to move it to /hobby/, that's cool, I just wanted some exposure on /leftypol/. As you might now, chess played a large role in the Soviet Union. They outright dominated the game for decades and it was commonly played ever since the inception of the union. I think chess does possess the potential to develop and train the strategic thinking skills of players, if they abstract from the game and attempt to apply it to the real world. But it's also a fun game. Because of that I made a /leftypol/ club on chess.com, which is a great website with a nice UI and plenty of resources to learn and improve at chess. I've been using it for months now and got far better at chess and I even do the puzzles on it for fun every day. The way the website is designed makes learning chess and improving really, really easy. Making an account is free and would be quick. I know this sounded like an ad, lol. So, I'm inviting you comrades to start learning chess or improve whatever skill level you are at and join the /leftypol/ chess club. We could play against each other. Perhaps even organize tournaments. I think it would be really cool if we could get something like this going and make it the community wide hobby. If only 3 people join that would be good enough honestly. Link https://www.chess.com/club/leftypol
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>>3544 Chess and war are completely different. For instance, a war is never one vs one. There is always multiple games going on, with a lot of different group of interests. There will be infighting in every camp, there will be traitors and sabotage.
Chess is TRASH. 1. A lot of it is memorization. If you don't memorize the 20 different openings and standard counters you are automatically at a disadvantage. Don't give me that shit about "figuring it out yourself" it is mandatory to memorize this crap if you want to be even AVERAGE, let alone actually good at the game. 2. White's first turn advantage is retarded and the fact that no one can think of a way to balance the game after centuries is stupid. 3. It has literally zero relevance to strategy, tactics, and war. Its reputation as a trainer of generals and smart men is completely unearned and undeserved. FUCK CHESS.
>>3567 That's why there's Fischer random chess. It's much more fun than regular chess imo. It generally trains you in confrontations to rely on strategy instead of deception (like Poker), which is a good skill to have for any leftist.
>>3554 I strongly doubt that there is much of such an effect. Chess is too removed from reality, and this distance doesn't just come from abstraction, Chess is just weird. The terrain is flat and without any features, the rules of movement on this flat surface are bizarre, you can only move one of your units during your turn, and you kill by touching each other. I believe it makes more sense to play the war games of the 19th century Prussian army or a modern mutation of that. >>3567 1. I agree with >>3571 on that. Bobby Fischer came up with a variant where you get a randomized starting configuration (same for both players). 2. There is a general method for balancing games that have a first-turn advantage: After the first player moves, the second player can decide to switch places with the first player or continue playing like normally. Try both 1 and 2 together and see if you like it. 3. I'm 99.9 % with you on that point.
>>3567 I don't know much about war or chess, but Mao made comparisons between go(weiqi/weichi) and encirclement in On Protracted War. I've heard people say he and his generals played a lot of go, but I haven't actually seen a source on that. If any games are helpful it would be some kind of war games modeled on the real thing.

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Comrade 07/18/2020 (Sat) 01:32:14 No. 2987 [Reply] [Last]
What is the longest game you've ever beaten in a single sitting? Do you notice any characteristics about that game that made it compelling enough to play for so long without break?
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>>3011 I don't remember Chrono Trigger being short enough for one sitting.
>>3494 It's not padded so you don't notice all the hours
civilization 5 over 9 hours w/ mods, it was fun as there was always something i was planning or looking towards - eg. "if i research this and that, i can get that wonder" or "i can sense a war coming soon, i should mobilize my army and economy, maybe try and get that technology so i can get an edge in combat" as well as constantly having to balance resources and manage my luxury resources + trading with other nations
>>2987 kind of sad really but my most cherished family memory is going through mgs2 in one session with my brothers back in the day.
>>2987 Frostpunk in 8 hours or so. It's basically a cinematic citybuilder. I basically lose all control when it comes to autistic building games like C:SL or Transport Fever 2. The addition of a melodrama to vindicate my autism is completely irresistable.

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Comrade 08/05/2020 (Wed) 01:55:48 No. 3505 [Reply] [Last]
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>>3524 VR has activities which fit the bill, yes.
>>3525 My friends and I can toss around a bag of shit and call that a game too, but that doesn't make the bag of shit itself a game.
>>3526 The activity of tossing it is a game. Projectile can be anything. VR is more analogous to the real world and its laws of physics that allow you to play.
>>3517 It's a fuckin joke you idiot. Also how is anime-furry solidarity 'reactionary' anyways
>>3508 Looks like the average /GET/ thread

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Level Design Comrade 08/04/2020 (Tue) 03:22:41 No. 3480 [Reply] [Last]
What do you think constitutes great level design? Let's put together some examples of levels we really like and see if we can't figure out something in common between them.
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>>3480 The level should have shortcuts that are opened up through progress. This cuts down travel time as the game progresses and gives the player a sense of pride and accomplishments.
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>>3506 What about linear levels?
Only good part of this piece of shit game >>3507 I mean, when it comes to shmups and similar arcadey genres, level design has barely anything to do with geometry and more with how you set up the mood, the setting and encounters/obstacles for the player to struggle against, almost like you're 'directing' the action as if it was a movie. You can barely tell anything about how it plays from a static image that just shows the pretty pixels.
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>>3531 The .webp menace strikes again
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Armored Armadillo's and Overdrive Ostrich's stages from Mega Man X1 and X2 are two of my favorite stages in the whole Mega Man franchise. Maybe it's because I love going fast! On the other hand, I have always hated the bike segments in Mega Man 5, X4, and X5. Like many others, I also dislike the mine cart stages that Rareware seemed to have a fetish for in all the Donkey Kong Country games. The difference is in Mega Man X and X2's speed-focused stages the player has the option to stop, slow down, or leave third ride entirely. The other stages, on the other hand, are entirely on-rails autoscrollers that limit the player's controls. Thesis: Removing already-established control from the player for the sake of spectacle is bad game/level design.

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Hoi4 central planning system Shaytan 08/04/2020 (Tue) 02:21:02 No. 3475 [Reply] [Last]
Do pics related count as "central planning"?
its only the military production that you can control
HoI4 really isn't an economy simulator. It's a war sim.
>>3481 >>3477 yes, i'd say the minimum necessary to be a central planning sim you'd have to have the inputs of employment and scarcity. Some of the challenge has to be maintaining full employment and managing resources

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Comrade 08/03/2020 (Mon) 15:29:05 No. 3459 [Reply] [Last]
Is Old School Runescape, leftist?
>>3459 No, not unless you're iron. It's basically ancap. No taxes, financial markets (GE). Ran by corporation (Jagex). It's literally ancap utopia

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recommendations Anonymous Gamer 04/01/2020 (Wed) 19:04:51 No. 318 [Reply] [Last]
are there any good games for anarchists i can get for free?
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>>3414 The most accurate ones are space 4X games that sidestep the entire planning debate (even among Marxists) by simply making telepathic hivemind races.
>>646 don't use bittorrent use deluge
>>3419 Lazy Deluge devs are doing fuck all on their windows version so unless you use a linux distro you're better off with qBittorrent.
>>3414 Banished. It need a lot of mod to be playable, and it's only a village in a cold mountain, but it's pure primitive communism. Or Anarchism. Or whatever.
>>3414 How could I have forgotten stellaris. Make an egalitarian civilization and get utopian abundance, or the cheap alternative shared burdens.

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==L IS REAL== Comrade 07/27/2020 (Mon) 00:44:10 No. 3256 [Reply] [Last]
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>>3367 >better games like the original 2D Mario games. lol
>>3386 Yup, they have way better pacing.
>>3395 "No!"
>>3313 Lol then is why everyone so hyped about Luigi being found if it's only in an old beta? It was common knowledge that a co-op mode was scrapped so of course a Luigi model would've been designed at some point
>>3408 there is an official model of a SM64 Luigi now, which was thought to be something that no longer existed Also the whole L is real thing, and right before this released there was that SM64 iceberg meme which likely just coincidentally happened right before this which talked about it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK4L4wR3-pU


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