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Last night, I finished all of the courses in Toy Stunt Bike: Tiptop's Trials. It's a cheap indie game for the Switch, with a pretty fun physics-engine; It plays a bit like the old NES game, Excitebike, so it's easy to pick up but tricky to master. I really like the Toy Story-like aesthetic and perspective.

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And in what other game can you see a tiny Diddy Kong knock-off perform daring Evel Knievel-style jumps over a toilet? :lol:

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A couple of days ago I finally got around to downloading Super Kirby Clash, and I've been enjoying it a lot so far!!

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I bought the Taranza gear as soon as I could, and while I'm not the greatest in the doctor role, I have been getting better at it through practice because I Have to be the one wearing the Taranza gear

(I'm better as sword hero but shh)

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I'm playing The Arcana 😭
One of my friends was playing it, and posting about it all over her IG, so I thought it was about time I tried it for myself. [It was advertised to me A LOT on top of it, so curiosity got to the better of me.]

I ended up more obsessed than her. 😔 She got me a whole Asra charm and all, just for me... ghrejgkr

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Today, I've been playing...

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... Super Metroid, in the Nintendo Switch Online SNES games collection, and...

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... The Sega Mega Drive version of Disney's Aladdin, in Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King (I completed The Lion King first, and finished Aladdin today), also on the Switch.

Fun fact: The then-revolutionary animation techniques used for Disney's Aladdin on the Mega Drive were what prompted Nintendo to approach Rareware in order to commission what would become Donkey Kong Country! :o

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I spent the weekend replaying Kirby Star Allies to celebrate one year since the wave 3 update! Mainly just went through the stuff that was added in wave 3 (Heroes in Another Dimension, Ultimate Choice's Soul Melter EX difficulty - with team of wave 3 Dream Friends - and each wave 3 Dream Friend's Guest Star Allies route) but yeah!

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There were updates to the Nintendo Switch Online NES and SNES collections today, and a new Arcade Archives title was also released, so I've been playing these;

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Star Fox 2

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Kirby Super Star

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Arcade Archives: Frogger

:D

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as of recent, i mostly been playing puyo pop fever on my laptop and Wadanohara and the great blue sea... i am planning to use dox box so i can play wolfienstien on it or get the files for it from the internet archive since its abandonware and that really seems to be the only thing my laptop can remotely run. it barely runs gmod and can't handle minecraft, so... old windows games and rpg maker titles are my og gamer zone time things to play.

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4 hours ago, ꌃꍏꌩꂦꍟꈤ_꓄ꍏꂵꍏꁅꂦ꓄ꉓꃅ said:

since its abandonware

There's no such thing as "abandonware" - it's not a real legal concept, it's just something that piracy sites made up a long time ago, in order to justify distributing copyrighted files. Wolfenstein, both the original game and as a still-ongoing series, is very much still in copyright. ;)

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Lots and lots of Red Dead Redemption 2. 
At the time of this post I have already clocked in 66 hours on Steam. I've only owned it since it's Steam release date.

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Anyway, getting back into Kingdom Hearts is fun, and Crusader Kings 2 has me paranoid about my in-game vassals jumping at the chance to defy their ruler (AESOP: Remember, kids, don't throw your vassals in prison, even if there's an alert saying "Righteous Imprisonment" at the top of the screen.)

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Don't call out guides on stuff you probably shouldn't be doing anyway.

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7 minutes ago, Deru-sama said:

Not to talk back to a guide,

That's not what you're doing at all - don't worry about that! :) Quality discussion is good, and I welcome polite and constructive corrections if I've made an error about something.

 

7 minutes ago, Deru-sama said:

but abandonware refers to extremely old software that is considered "abandoned" by modern tech - for example, if I took a copy of classic Mac OS to install on a vintage machine, or even to emulate, it's effectively justified as its successor, Mac OS X, has not only switched architecture (10.4 was the last version compatible with PowerPC systems, including my Power Mac G3 B&W), but also has 18 versions (counting Rhapsody, an early prototype that was more similar to OS 9, and the public beta version).

I'm not justifying piracy - I generally only do it if I own it and can't actually use it (i.e. lost the game somewhere and actively looking for it or lack the system to run it), if I really can't afford to pay for it (living off allowance at 17 is horrible, I know), or if I can personally classify it as abandonware or open source (an OS that won't run on modern hardware owing to architecture, or a MAME ROM that is listed on the site as open source - there are a few on there), and understand the effects it has on the industry as a whole (money is lost by the company when you pirate things.)

The definition of "abandonware" is way older than you are, amazingly enough - I was around your age when I first saw it popping up about 20 years ago, and I'm pretty sure that it was several years old even by then! :lol: It was originally a fake "legal" term that was used to mean "software that has been abandoned by its rights-holders, just because we say that they abandoned it, because you can't buy it in a store anymore", which was made up by people who knew nothing about copyright law. :P It's interesting to hear that people out there are still coming up with new definitions for it decades since the original versions were debunked, but that doesn't change the fact that it's still an entirely fictional term that has zero legal meaning or weight. ;)

There is a real term for software (and anything else) that technology has left behind, however, and that is: Defunct. That in turn brings us to the interesting topic of software-preservation, where it comes up a lot, which I dare say that an awful lot of companies are very bad at. :P I'm guessing that you might have some interest in that, since you've clearly demonstrated knowledge on the subject here. :)

 

7 minutes ago, Deru-sama said:

Anyway, getting back into Kingdom Hearts is fun, and Crusader Kings 2 has me paranoid about my in-game vassals jumping at the chance to defy their ruler (AESOP: Remember, kids, don't throw your vassals in prison, even if there's an alert saying "Righteous Imprisonment" at the top of the screen.)

I haven't heard of Crusader Kings 2, but this is clearly good advice for life! :lol:

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It's free-to-play on PC, at least regarding the base game (extra areas like China, the Islamic world, and pagan areas like pre-High Middle Ages Scandinavia are available through DLC, but the few areas you do get are surprisingly fun - especially when it comes with the balance of keeping your vassals weak and keeping them from raising the flag of rebellion. It's harder than it sounds, and I'm pretty sure I haven't seen every way to tick off the vassals that hard.)

Everyone recommends playing the Petty Kingdom of Mumu (in Ireland, AKA Tutorial Island) first, as that's surprisingly easy, but I'd go for someone with few vassals - like Alodia, which has none, allowing you to focus more on conquering your neighbors than worrying about vassals...

Although most games will have you either trying to keep your vassals weak or keeping others on their toes by using their vassals to your advantage - rebellions tend to be the best time to make land claims.)

 

EDIT: Here's a let's play from a REALLY good player. He has all the DLC, but it's still fairly easy to catch up with from a base game standpoint, seeing as Paris is in the base game.

 

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I've been playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

I've had a Switch for a while (since the announcement trailer of Animal Crossing New Horizons) :3 but asked for LOZ for christmas so have owned it for about a week now. I always loved Skyrim so I'm nicely surprised as to how similar it plays, but how much better it looks! Anyone else remember when Skyrim looked incredible? Gosh how times change!

This isn't something I'm playing currently, but was wondering how many people here have heard of and/or played Magician's Quest: Mysterious Times for NDS? It's like Animal Crossing but you're a witch/wizard and go to wizardry school. I LOVED this game so much - and there were two or three sequels but they only had a japanese release and man I wish there was an English release for even one of them xD

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i've been playing Pokemon Shield since christmas, i spent around 4 days trying to get a shiny blipbug and after defeating around 2000 of them i ran into a shiny lotad instead, even though my odds for lotad were barely boosted, so i don't think i'm going to try that method again until i get the shiny charm, haha

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8 minutes ago, Ginjirotchi_lover said:

i've been playing Pokemon Shield since christmas, i spent around 4 days trying to get a shiny blipbug and after defeating around 2000 of them i ran into a shiny lotad instead, even though my odds for lotad were barely boosted, so i don't think i'm going to try that method again until i get the shiny charm, haha

I preordered Pokemon Sword and have finished the narrative (I really loved the game) but haven't yet had time to play the kind of after game narrative xD I got a super shiny Wooloo without chaining or hatching so feel very lucky! My favourite new pokemon is the galarian meowth ;w; I'd probably cry if I found a shiny one! so cute!!!

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1 hour ago, jessalope said:

I preordered Pokemon Sword and have finished the narrative (I really loved the game) but haven't yet had time to play the kind of after game narrative xD I got a super shiny Wooloo without chaining or hatching so feel very lucky! My favourite new pokemon is the galarian meowth ;w; I'd probably cry if I found a shiny one! so cute!!!

oh, nice! i haven't made it through the story yet because i've been distracted by shiny hunting and the max raid battles, but it's been really fun so far, even if i'm kind of sad they didn't include all the pokemon this time, i really love all the new bugs though

the shiny galarian meowth is kind of a golden color i think, it looks pretty nice

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