The format of these posts is simple: let's discuss a specific game or series! Let’s discuss the **Ori** series. What is your favorite entry? Are there any moments or mechanics that stand out to you? What aspects of the games do you like most? What are areas that could be improved or don't work for you? Feel free to share any thoughts that come up, or react to other peoples comments. Let's get the conversation going! If you have any recommendations for games or series for the next post(s), please feel free to DM me or add it in a comment here (no guarantees of course). Previous entries: [Metal Gear](, [Slay the Spire](

Weekly “What are you playing” Thread || Week of February 25th
Hey y'all, what have you been playing! Well for me I have been on a big helldivers 2 kick lol. I got into it kinda slowly but am fully hooked now and spent most of the week playing it 🫡

Weekly “What are you playing” Thread || Week of December 24th
Merry Christmas!! 🎄 What have you all been playing!!

Simcity 2000 feels.
I have been playing a lot of the DOS version of Simcity 2000 recently. I grew up with it on my windows 98 pc, so revisiting it was nice. There were a few thing I picked up on that I never realized when I was young. 1: The game, especially the soundtrack, reminds me of Blade Runner. It has the synthy jazz instrumentals that are melancholic, but also has that classic simcity cheer. 2: The game kind of has a dystopian feel to it, at least visually. The ground is brown, with only sparse trees filling the world, buildings are fairly realistic, with not many colors, outside of the luxury homes and the Arcos are very intimidating structures, like something out of Judge Dredd or, again, Blade Runner. 3: Omg, water sucks in this game xD. Why does this game feel so moody, at least to me? It's also intensly funny, and I will never not laugh when 1700 llamas die in a plane crash.

Good chair that is affordable ?
The other day someone asked this and everyone recommended a $1,400 chair. I can’t afford that, I can’t even dream of affording that. I’m looking for something with good lumbar support for ideally under $400 tops. Does anyone have any ideas? And Inb4 someone says “buy one used / second hand” I looked and they’re still pretty pricey. My current chair is falling apart so I need to do something soon.

Once you hit middle school, the pressure to "fit in" hits. Naturally, this includes games now.

Nintendo says Yuzu played a large role in encouraging piracy of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

What games make you happy?
Hello all! I would like to know what games give you that cozy, fuzzy feeling of simple happiness. I'm currently experiencing this with Tchia, a wholesome game about a girl doing fun stuff on an island. Weirdly enough I have a similar thing going with Doom (2016) at the moment. Something about the intensity of the levels and the interesting map design make me feel really satisfied and immersed. Lastly, Super Mario 3D World really has a similar effect to Tchia, we're I immediately get a happy feeling just by booting it up and looking at the wonderful colors en design. What is your go-to game for feeling relaxes or happy?

*POSTING this info on lemmy to port my own post from reddit, since im trying to slowly abandon it and want to migrate here while the user base grows* Hey!!! With the amazing help of different people from the Gamecube and Wii modscene I performed my first picoboot installation and now I was customizing my Boot Animation with [CUBEBOOT]( and my Swiss backgrounds. *Cubeboot lets you power on your Gamecube through the boot animation and even customize the text and color of it. Just follow their github tutorial* So, because i cannot give back to the community in a better way, I dedicated a few hours today to create some readily available backgrounds to use with Swiss. You can see the backgrounds available here (theres more inside, most are pink cause i painted my gamecube pink and silver): - [First batch]( - [Second batch]( - [Third batch]( Just pick your favorite one and drop it onto the Swiss folder of your SD card!! (Name it backdrop.tpl) Special thanks to Colrust (reddit username) for sending me his files and helping me personally. Greatly appreciated, I shared your files in this pack too, i hope you dont mind, if you do i will take them down of course. In spanish: Hey!! Si estas buscando un tutorial sencillo de como cambiar el fondo de pantalla de tu menu de Swiss para la gamecube puedes acceder a estos archivos y usarlos segun las instrucciones, al descargarlo podras acceder a la informacion en español tambien. Es muy sencillo. Un saludo!! *[DOWNLOAD/DESCARGA](* (it is a mediafire link) *I did not ink my original reddit post on here, but did link this one on reddit, as to aid migration to lemmy an other foss options*

What to play at after work?
What game should a group of around 15 colleagues play to get the most out of 3 hours after work at an internet cafe? It's a mixed group of gamers and non gamers, and we want everyone to have a good time. I'm thinking something where we can divide us into two teams and quite quickly get some enjoyment out of it even if most haven't played it before.

Let’s discuss: Metal Gear
As the previous post of this type was quite successful here, I would like to continue. Let's discuss the **Metal Gear** series. What is your favorite entry? What are your most beloved moments, characters, boss fights? Do you have any fun strategies you'd like to share? Are there things you absolutely don't like? Please feel free to share any thoughts you have on Metal Gear or react to other comments. Let's get the conversation going! If you have any recommendations for games or series for the next post(s), please feel free to DM me or add it in a comment here (no guarantees of course).

Anyone playing LE release? Will be playing as a duo with my spouse as soon as we're done with work today!

You might know the game under the name Star Control 2. It's a wonderful game that involves wandering around deep space, meeting aliens, and navigating a sprawling galaxy while trying to save the people of Earth, who are being kept under a planetary shield.

Let’s discuss: Slay the Spire
I wanted to try a new type of post: just taking a particular videogame and see if there are others who would like to talk about it. To start I'm taking Slay The Spire. A beautifully balanced game with infinite replayability. What are your favorite classes? What is your favorite way to win the game? What is the highest ascension you've beaten? Are there similar games you enjoy? Let's go!

Weekly “What are you playing” Thread || Week of February 18th
Hey y'all! What are you playing? I finally starting playing Alan Wake 2 and wow I absolutely love it. I think Remedy are the most interesting devs in the AAA space and I am all on board for their connected universe! Also more binding of isaac :p

TIL about - site for comparing CPUs and GPUs
Today I stumbled across this site, which allows you to see whether your CPU and GPU are well paired, for various tasks. E.g., here's my current set up, for "graphics intensive tasks": And the site tells me this for that combination: > While the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is well-equipped to manage strenuous computational tasks, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 limited graphical prowess may compromise the overall system efficiency. This disparity could lead to decreased performance and less effective utilization of system resources. To rectify this imbalance, an upgrade to a more capable graphics card that complements the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processing abilities is advisable. Neat! (Standard disclaimers - I am not affiliated with the site and YMMV)

Capgemini to acquire Unity’s Digital Twin Professional Services arm to accelerate enterprises’ digital transformation through real-time 3D technology
PARIS & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Capgemini and Unity (NYSE: U), the world’s leading platform for creating and growing real-time 3D (RT3D) content, today announced an expansion of their strategic alliance that will see Capgemini take on Unity’s Digital Twin Professional Services arm. Per the agreement, Unity’s Digital Twin Professional Services team will join and embed within Capgemini, forming one of the largest pools of Unity enterprise developers in the world. The transaction will accelerate the iteration and implementation of the market leading real-time 3D (RT3D) visualization software for the industrial application of digital twins. It will allow end users to envision, understand, and interact with physical systems - a key enabler for intelligent industry. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2024. ::: spoiler More Unity’s Digital Twin Professional Services team has worked with many companies over the past five years to develop real-time 3D solutions to drive business results. As more and more enterprises seek to combine the physical and digital worlds, clients are looking for the RT3D software capabilities coupled with business transformation, design, and engineering expertise to realize value from the industrial application of digital twins at scale. Today’s agreement will extend the reach and scale of Unity’s software through Capgemini, allowing more organizations to further push the boundaries of this technology through the acceleration, adoption, and application of RT3D to build and scale immersive experiences.::: “Unity’s real-time 3D technology is the unequivocal industry standard for visualization across platforms and devices. As such, it is a key component that will impact the value-chain of intelligent products - from R&D to manufacturing, operations, and services,” comments William Rozé, CEO of Capgemini Engineering and Group Executive Board member. “This new agreement with Unity will allow Capgemini to embed 3D visualization software capabilities into our end-to-end business transformation services, to help clients realize the immediate and longer-term benefits of intelligent industry.” “Unity has reached a point in its growth where the opportunity for us in the enterprise market has outpaced our ability to scale fast enough to meet client demand,” explains Jim Whitehurst, CEO, Unity. “With its scale and breadth of services – from design and engineering to business transformation and data expertise, Capgemini is well placed to unleash the full potential of Unity technology for enterprise clients across industries with specific use cases.” As part of this agreement Capgemini plans to scale a range of sector-specific solutions that are currently in high demand. Particularly relevant for automotive, consumer products & retail, energy & utilities, aerospace & defense, healthcare & life sciences, and industrial products/manufacturing, tailored offerings are expected to include: - Simulation: A digital representation of an asset, facility or product that emulates its real-world counterpart through advanced modeling to provide real-time insights and simulate future scenarios. - Human Machine Interfaces: Interactive experiences for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), meters (gauge clusters), and additional screens. - Immersive Training: Engaging training experiences in interactive 3D or augmented or virtual reality (AR and VR) to enable better knowledge transfer and safer workplaces. :::

cross-posted from: > Petition: make WMR open source > > Microsoft has stopped supporting WMR. > > Please sign this petition to?open-source the software, so others can maintain it and prevent the perfectly good VR headsets becoming e-waste!

Game over? Industry suffers slowdown after decades-long winning streak
almost certain this is behind a paywall and usually FT is one you can't get around, so some choice excerpts: > The $200bn video games industry is reckoning with its biggest slowdown in 30 years, as the huge growth driven by smartphone gaming and the latest generation of consoles reaches its limits. > > Hardware sales are slowing, with Sony cutting its forecast for PlayStation 5 sales this week. Consumer spending on mobile gaming declined last year, down 2 per cent to $107.3bn according to, which forecasts low single-digit growth in 2024. --- > Many in the gaming industry expected to bounce back quickly after 2022's post-pandemic decline, last year did not deliver the growth initially hoped. > > The latest quarterly numbers from some of the biggest publishers, including Electronic Arts and Take Two, has underwhelmed investors. Meanwhile, games developers have been forced to cut thousands more jobs this year after already slashing as many as 10,000 in 2023. > > "There's a lot of commercial anxiety: about growth, about profitability, about keeping budgets in check and about making an impact in the market when there are so many established products," said Piers Harding-Rolls, games research director at Ampere Analysis, a market researcher. "We are in a much slower growth era." --- > Cutting prices is a double-edged sword. The huge popularity of free-to-play online games such as Fortnite and Roblox consumes hours of playtime that had previously been spent on $70 titles. The strong network effects of multiplayer games, such as Call of Duty, also make it harder for new entrants to succeed. "Thousands of titles are hitting every month and the success rate is very low," he said. "You're faced with significant challenges in trying to break new product into the market." > > The rising costs of developing blockbuster games has also raised the stakes. "When you're talking about a budget that's $100mn plus, even for a big company, if you miss with two or three of those then commercially you're on the ropes," Harding-Rolls said. --- > That has driven a Hollywood-style dependence on rebooting the same big franchises by Sony, Microsoft, Electronic Arts and other big games companies. At the same time, entertainment giants are showing a renewed interest in gaming — adding new competition for existing players in a shrinking market. > > Disney made a $1.5bn investment in Fortnite's creator Epic Games this month to create what the studio's chief Bob Iger called "a huge Disney universe that will be for gaming and for play", while Netflix is also expanding its games offering.

Embracer CEO says layoffs are “something that everyone needs to get through”
### lol. > Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors said that the current reduction in workforce at the company and across the industry is "something that everyone needs to get through," later adding that the group's strategy has been to cut the things that have "the lowest chance of success going forward" and to only keep "the most iconic studios."

Xbox Extended Showcase [Repost from Main Events] - Info & Reaction Thread
cross-posted from: > Xbox Games Showcase and the Extended Showcase will air at the following time zones: > > - 10:00 (AM) PT (West Coast United States) > - 13:00 / 1:00 PM ET (East Coast United States) > - 17:00 / 5:00 PM UTC (GMT +0) > - 18:00 / 6:00 PM BST (Most of the United Kingdom) > - 19:00 / 7:00 PM CET (Most of West Europe) > - 2:00 (AM) JST (Japan) > - 3:00 (AM) AEST (Oceania) > > You can watch the streams at: > - Twitch ([with]( and [without]( American, British Sign Language and English Descriptors) > - [YouTube]( (It is confirmed YouTube will have its broadcast available in 4K) > - [Facebook](

My modded 3DS is my constant companion. I've got a pc, the AYN Odin, a switch, but it'd the 3DS that I always come back to. Truly one of the best libraries and one of the most charming devices out there. Let's have a thread commemorating it! Share your memories, favorite games, anything.

Low Battery warning for Xbox-Controller on Android TV?
Hey guys, maybe someone has a solution for my issue: I mostly play games using a Shield TV Pro, streaming games via Moonlight from my PC. I use a Xbox Wireless Controller connected via Bluetooth to the Shield TV Pro. This works flawlessly except one little caveat: There seems to be no "Low Battery"-Warning for Controllers connected to a Shield TV. Los is obviously annoying because the controller just turns off when the battery is depleted. I can check the battery capacity in the Android settings but I get no notification of any sorts. Is it because there simply is no notification for low peripheral battery on Android TV or is it because any notification isn't visible over Moonlight? Maybe there's someone more knowledgeable than I am. :)

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