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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing? 669

Posted by Soulskill
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An anonymous reader writes "We haven't had this discussion in a while: what games are Slashdotters playing these days? We've recently seen the latest generation of consoles arrive on the scene. Almost exactly a year ago, Valve brought Steam to Linux, and they've been pushing for stronger Linux adoption among game publishers ever since. Mobile gaming continues to rise (for better or worse), MMOs are still sprouting like weeds, and Kickstarted indie games are becoming commonplace. For those of you who play games, what ones have struck your fancy recently? What older games do you keep coming back to? What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?"
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

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  • Very old games (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Sique (173459) on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @03:27AM (#46283567) Homepage
    I'm still playing Alpha Centauri, the successor of the original Civilisation. And I am playing Simutrans [simutrans.com], a free transport simulator. Call me whatever you want, but I never got the hang of the more recent games.
  • My WoW replacement (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Zynder (2773551) on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @03:32AM (#46283601)
    Since the stupid panda crap pissed me off, I dumped World of Warcraft and switched to Rift [riftgame.com] Now before I hear the F2P hate, be aware that this game is absolutely NOT pay to win. I am very conscious of such things and I've seen no aspect of it that you just had to shell out real money for. I have spent some real money, but just on stupid shit like a giant squirrel mount and of course "Patron" time which is what the monthly sub turned into (still $15). I'm fairly happy with it and the graphics blow WoW out of the water.
  • Superhero MMOs (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Chas (5144) on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @03:42AM (#46283645) Homepage Journal

    Played City of Heroes till shutdown (still angry at NCSoft).
    Barely playing Champions Online. Cryptic and its various owners have pretty much screwed the pooch there.
    Kickstarted City of Titans. But probably won't really see anything for 3 years there. Keeping my expectations there realistic.

  • Spelunky (Score:4, Insightful)

    by kav2k (1545689) on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @03:44AM (#46283655)

    Nobody mentioned Spelunky so far.

    Procedurally generated, "roguelite" platformer requring skill and metagame knowledge to succeed in.

    Contains "daily challenges" (a one shot at playing s specific seed) for those playing it on Steam, which brings highly competitive elements to the game.
    Also, recently a tool for it emerged that allows to lock seed generation to a particular value, enabling competition outside dailies.

    Website: http://spelunkyworld.com/ [spelunkyworld.com] and gameplay videos are aplenty on YouTube.
    Has a free "original" version with low-res graphics to get a taste of the gameplay.

  • by stms (1132653) on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @04:12AM (#46283815)

    Check out Rogue Legacy it's one of the best games I've played recently.

    If multiplayer is more your thing I've been playing Loadout it's one of the first free-to-play games I've actually enjoyed.

    I had access to the Titanfall beta if Call of Duty with Mechs sounds cool to you then you'll probably like it. The whole game is much better implemented than COD.

    The Dolphin Emulator Devs finally fixed some major problems with Wind Waker in the latest snapshot so I've been going back to that.

    For upcoming games the two I'm most anticipating are The Witness [youtube.com] and No Man's Sky [youtube.com]. Though I'm highly skeptical of No Man's Sky. It's incredibly ambitious for the small team working on it.

  • by allcoolnameswheretak (1102727) on Wednesday February 19, 2014 @05:56AM (#46284271)

    I like the game, it's a great concept, but sometimes I wish it were a little less random. You often get into a bad luck situation that you have no hope of winning, abruptly ending a session in which you felt you were doing quite well.
    But I suppose some people enjoy this unpredictable "rougelike element in the game.

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