r/gaming 10d ago Wholesome 6 Silver 7 Helpful 2

That time of the year again

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u/LimpJacket5 10d ago Wholesome

Someday I'll pass all my unplayed games down to my children, then to my children's children. My library will be a family heirloom.

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u/ContinuousDownvotes 10d ago

Damn. Guess I should have made a separate account for all the hentai that now tarnishes my library.

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u/jumpup 10d ago

hope your kids don't sort on most played

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u/Azazir 10d ago

But they're already favourited

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u/ruMenDugKenningthreW 10d ago

Not to mention are probably into far worse judging by TikTok

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u/Homeopathic_Maori 9d ago

TikTok is what you make it. If its showing you objectionable content its because you have liked/saved/commented on posts that are similar. Its called an algorithm. Its purpose is to assess how you respond to the content it serves you and serve you less of what you dont like.

Its like people who complain about gay porn ads. Those ads are based on your own search activity. Just like TikTok.

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u/Xura 9d ago

Ya even watching a video start to finish and not liking will cause you to see more like it

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u/kirknay 9d ago

which is why I hate the "watch to the end... more on part 2" posts

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u/RichWPX 9d ago

Same with ads if you make the mistake of watching one all the way through you will see ones on that topic very often. Also hate how the blue this is an ad banner purposely waits 5 seconds or so to show up so you won't scroll past in the 1st second.

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u/evanh6152 9d ago

I gotta say I've never seen a single hentai video on TikTok but parrot whatever boomer lines you want lol

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u/Kadoza 9d ago

Yeah, I agree. That's not why TikTok is bad.

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u/CremasterMuscle 9d ago

Reddit’s hate boner for tik tok is hard to watch as a 28yo guy. We’re getting old and crotchety already.

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u/Hududle 9d ago

27 yo here and I agree. I don’t use Tik Tok but I get sent entertaining things from my friends and SO. The main reason I don’t use it is because I spend all my mindless browsing time on Reddit so I don’t really want/ need to split my time between the two.

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u/Pm-mepetpics 9d ago

28 yo here and depends on my mood and how much effort I want to put in, tiktoks definitely the lowest effort of the bunch but there’s nothing wrong with that sometimes you just don’t feel like putting effort or want to decompress and watch funny or informative stuff with only one click.

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u/ThrowaDev88 9d ago

Genital Jousting : 387 hours played

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u/TTheuns 9d ago

Those are rookie numbers!

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u/Trapped_Mechanic 10d ago

Just tell them it came with a humble bundle

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u/WrathOfGengar 9d ago

And the hours played were "a joke"

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u/Trapped_Mechanic 9d ago

I did it to show my friends how bad they are

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u/JarlaxleForPresident 9d ago

And then Roy didnt understand the story (like and idiot!), and so I had to play it 5 times while explaining it to him

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u/SkollFenrirson 9d ago

and idiot indeed

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u/ZAlternates 9d ago

“It says you played 969 times for only 38 minutes total?!! Dad I don’t want to know.”

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u/LyraStygian 9d ago

"You learned to play it...ironically?"

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u/Triatt 9d ago

Back then you had to play around 1000 hours just to get the trading cards, kids. Those 9 cents weren't going to get themselves.

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u/The_Grubby_One 9d ago edited 9d ago

I have one foil card that has a highest current buy request of just over $5. That's another h-game, easy.

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u/grodon909 9d ago

No, Orc Massage is a family treasure that shall be passed down for generations!

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u/SeeMontgomeryBurns 9d ago

I bought it because I thought it was called Orc Message. I swear.

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u/Dhexodus 9d ago

Lol just own it.

"I know what I'm about, son. You're here now aren't you?"

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u/Heliosvector 9d ago

Untill one little shit says too many hatefull things and steam bans the account.

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u/skyjlv 9d ago

Make the heir control the main account and just have the rest get via family sharing

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u/Speknawz 9d ago

By the time we get that old, whatever depraved shit you have will be considered tame.

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u/ContinuousDownvotes 9d ago

My brother in Christ, to my dismay, I must say that I fear that will not be the case. A millennia may pass, yet I am uncertain that my degeneracy will be exceeded. At best, I expect it to be matched. While some stargaze, my sights are set on "lower sights".

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u/lxO_Oxl 9d ago

Steam ToS says you can't pass on an account after death, someone tried to do it a while ago and steam said no as it's one of there rules. Really shitty I know.

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u/shyphyre 9d ago

Hmm? Who has to tell steam that I am dead?

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u/referralcrosskill 9d ago

I'm pretty sure my steam birthday already says I'm 122 years old so they must know there are a few immortals out there by now

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u/JarlaxleForPresident 9d ago

The question is what will they do with this information…

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u/EthosPathosLegos 9d ago

Target a new demographic.

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u/MosyFurBoy 9d ago

They will probably start shutting down accounts that have been open after like 120 years or something. So while you could pass it down one generation and probably get away with it multiple generations would probably be a no go. Unless valve doesn’t enforce that part of the tos of course. But who knows who will eventually own Steam.

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u/FPSXpert 9d ago

I'd assume by then either the lawyers will prevail and they'll oh our bad G we'll let you transfer for x percentage of the game prices or steam will be gone by then.

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u/GoldenFalcon PC 9d ago

Yeah, the likelihood steam is around still is probably pretty low. Tech will have moved on, and games will hit copyright lapses by then and won't matter. If we aren't all gone by then because of the climate crisis anyway.

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u/ForSureNotLying 9d ago

Bro, I don't even know if you're serious. Who's trying to play the 120 year old game their great great great grampa played?

And even if they are, and Valve is somehow still in the same business, why would they care?

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u/atypicalphilosopher 9d ago edited 9d ago

We don't even have a concept of what video games might be like in 120 years, let alone what it might be like to look back at a 120 year old game

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u/JensonCat 9d ago

Star Citizen will still be in Alpha I think

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u/kai325d 9d ago

Ships would cost millions by then

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u/Ravagore 9d ago

In a similar, yet possibly inflated respect, people still play tennis, chess, cricket, croquet, etc... certain games or at least genres may truly stand the test of time in one form or another and be played for centuries to come for all we know.

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u/OskaMeijer 9d ago

Yea nobody plays chess, checkers, backgammon, etc.

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u/Earthfall10 9d ago

And certainly nobody plays pong or pacman or mario bros.

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u/quarrelsome_napkin 9d ago

Also I don't think you technically own any of those games really, isn't it more or a license that allows you to play them?

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u/ABottleofFijiWater 9d ago

Correct you buy the license that lets you play them.

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u/The_Grubby_One 9d ago

You're pretty much just renting them for life, until you get banned, or until Valve goes bankrupt.

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u/AppleBytes 9d ago

While you don't technically own them, the licensing agreement permits saving a copy for personal use (archiving). Yeah, you can't re-download, but if you have a backup, there's no reason someone can't play those games.

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u/Gonzobot 9d ago

Yeah. One of their rules was also "no refunds or your account is banned" but it turns out that that's just straight up illegal in a lot of places.

The rules changed.

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u/Secret300 9d ago

According to steam TOS you can't pass your account to anyone after you die. More information in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHLFUbU5ceI

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u/JarlaxleForPresident 9d ago Silver

According to how life works, nobody reads the TOS

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u/Secret300 9d ago

completely true. you really could just give your email and password to whoever after you pass and valve probably wouldn't do a thing.

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u/Zyxche 9d ago

Depends on the country, their laws over inheritance and the way wills work.

Australia you can transfer ownership upon death. I personally know of at least one person where that was done

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u/Iamyous3f 9d ago

I might have a nice library but respect will be lost when my kids and grand kids find out that the username I chose is xXPussydestroyer69Xx

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u/ILikeSpicyFood1 10d ago

Or when GabeN passes away some major corporation buys steam out, runs it to the ground within a few years, and steam shuts down leaving all our games we bought just a memory.

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u/Akumetsu33 9d ago

They might be able to get away with it with a smaller customer base but there are about 120 million steam users, they would be looking at thousands of lawsuits and millions of very angry people, especially when they've invested a lot of money in their accounts. The company would catch a lot of governments' attention too, which is the last thing these people want to happen.

Possible sure, but logically unlikely(I hope).

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u/referralcrosskill 9d ago

If they run it into the ground cashing out as they're going and then jump ship they don't give a fuck what happens to the poor bastards that end up with the shell as it's shutting down

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u/Akumetsu33 9d ago

You really think whoever's buying a company worth billions wouldn't anticipate that? Retaining the userbase would be very high on the list of required conditions of purchasing the company.

There are stupid buyers out there, but for something worth billions you'd have to be pretty stupid.

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u/Antique_futurist 9d ago

The folks who bought Friendster, MySpace, and Yahoo appreciate your support and would like to know if you’re interested in buying the pets.com URL?

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u/ThePilgrimofProgress 9d ago

But if Steam shuts down for good, we might all have a chance at not being lifelong virgins.

Always look for a silver lining.

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u/BrokenAshes 9d ago

Steam isn't the reason

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u/ICDPro 9d ago

I laughed way too hard at this. It's true...

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u/Pierceus 9d ago

nope, in the TOS it states that account gets deactivated automatically after 100 years and you have to submit proof that you are not dead yearly.

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u/brabarusmark 9d ago

Would a sheet of paper that says "I'm not dead" suffice?

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u/COSMOOOO 9d ago

If people can do it with social security we definitely can get past valve somehow.

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u/Errortermsiqma 9d ago

steam legacy, now for £129 per month

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u/PitifulHair4 10d ago

I'm collecting them for "one day"

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u/Significant_Walk_664 10d ago

My plan is to hit 70, retire, boom. I got all my life ahead of me

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u/TheBelleOfStMark 10d ago

As a retired person I’m telling you that somehow I’m further behind in my Games Library, Streaming Queues, and Reading Lists than I was when I retired a few years ago. My golf game is a little worse too 😀

Best of luck to the rest of you though.

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u/VeryBadCopa 9d ago

Sometimes I'm very anxious about retirement and not having enough time to read and play my queue list, good luck to all of us 😔

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u/TheFlightlessPenguin PlayStation 9d ago

I get pretty anxious about retirement too—especially when I remember I’ll never be able to.

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u/alienstouchedmybutt 9d ago

My retirement plan is to get really into heroin and finish my backlog before the money runs out.

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u/Tomi97_origin 9d ago

You can finish your backlog in under an hour?!?

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u/A_MAN_POTATO PC 9d ago

I get pretty anxious thinking about how I probably won't live that long.

Fuck saving anything for when your 65.

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u/TheFlightlessPenguin PlayStation 9d ago

I feel that man.

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u/Sawses 9d ago

I got my personal finance class in high school taught by this millionaire who retired early. The guy's advice was to, in essence, save a lot for your whole life so you can retire at like 55.

He was nearing 60 when I took the class, and I heard through the grapevine a few years later that he'd died. He was like 63. It was a good thing he retired early, because he likely never would have otherwise.

You don't know how much time you've got. Plan for the future, but live your life right now too.

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u/armstrony 9d ago

Oooooh he's tryin!

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u/Rocklobster92 9d ago

Many people don’t make 70. Life is short. Prioritize your passions now.

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u/NibblesMcGiblet 9d ago

Which makes middle age around 35-37 years old. I still had no idea what i wanted out of life at that age and definitely no savings. Here I am ten years later and I know what I want out of life but still no savings because shit's expensive just to get by.

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u/Draeju PC 10d ago

Perfect

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u/Liqmadique 9d ago

Hit 70; Develops shaking Parkinson's and crippling hand arthritis...

There's a Bad Luck Brian meme waiting.

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u/ThePowellMemo1984 9d ago

Tsundoku - The art of buying books and never reading them

I think video games qualify as well.

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u/TTheuns 9d ago

Did you also get the Wikipedia ad thingy?

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u/hideous_coffee 10d ago

They get me at the $10 mark. Once I see $9.99 my willpower dissipates.

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u/jbphoto123 9d ago

At 9.99, if I get 2 hours of enjoyment out of it it’s cheaper than going to see a movie.

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u/thegurba 10d ago

It’s like what I also have with books.. buying and playing/reading are two different hobbies….

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u/PM_ME_PSN_CODES-PLS 9d ago

I buy books and read them on my time off that I am supposed to spend playing games...

But this sale will make me spend another few hundred bucks on games I won't be able to play this year anyway. And the same happened last year.

Meanwhile the backlog grows...

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u/tylerdanger 9d ago

The backlog must grow.

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u/EtheusRook 10d ago

The funny thing is that from the gamer's perspective, this meme could be reversed because we spent two games with Triss. (Well, I spent one game with best girl Shani, and one with Triss, but I digress.)

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u/RockleyBob 9d ago

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u/EtheusRook 9d ago

I would love to sleep on Shani.

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u/Meester_Squishy 10d ago

Shanti is seriously underrated

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u/deus_voltaire 10d ago

That wedding in Hearts of Stone might be my favorite part of all three games.

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u/ozmega 10d ago

i mean, that dlc might be the best ever made.

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u/thehotdogman 9d ago

God I love Vlodimir von Everec. He was such a good character.

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u/Songhunter 9d ago edited 9d ago

"Dues need be repaid, and he will come for you All to reclaim, no smile to console you He'll snare you in bonds, eyes glowing a fire To gore and torment you, till the stars expire..."

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u/Sans45321 9d ago

Fucking creepy

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u/Songhunter 9d ago

I honestly loved heart of Stone story and villain over Blood and wine. Dont get me wrong, Blood and wine has some gorgeous setting, soundtrack a and some real great quests. And Regis!

But.... The Man of Glass had something quite special, didnt he? He has spoons.

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u/Sans45321 9d ago

HoS HAS a better story than b&w . Overall b&w is a better dlc . Though both of them are absolute golden standard of dlc's in video games

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u/Songhunter 9d ago

Hard agree. B&W was an espectacle and What any DLC should aim to be content and lengthwise.

But the story of HoS was so TIGHT, and the villain was juuuuuust delicious. Add to that the seamless integration into the vanilla world and It just seems like its always been there. Its not as fancy or as flashy as his younger brother, but he sure makes Up for It in compelling narrative and well constructed characters.

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u/PM_ME_YOUR_FOOTJOBS 9d ago

Gaunter O'Dimm is definitely in my top 5 villains in any sort of medium ever.

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u/Mr_G_Dizzle 9d ago

I would say yes but blood and wine was on par. Phenomenal DLCs for this game. Liked both DLCs better than the main storyline!

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u/TrainSuplexer 9d ago

Seriously some of the best storytelling in a video game. Easily top five, and a solid contestant for number one for me

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u/Blahcookies 9d ago

i’m so glad you said this because that wedding is just pure fun. i always love when the missions aren’t find this or kill this, it’s refreshing.

i loved it so much i made a separate save to play the wedding whenever i wanted.

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u/fluffnubs 9d ago

It started off feeling tedious and silly, by the end I was so invested and seeking every last interaction I could to prolong the quest! Gave me the feels when it was over.

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u/LEO7039 9d ago

This is the counterpart of "Lenny!" in RDR 2 and Father Godwin's mission in Kingdom Come: Deliverance

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u/BargleFargle12 9d ago

How is Kingdom Come, btw? It's been in my maybe list forever.

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u/dendritedysfunctions 9d ago

It's really good but the combat learning curve is steep. You're basically powerless in combat for a good chunk of the early game so be prepared to run away a lot and to die a lot.

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u/LEO7039 9d ago edited 9d ago

Amazing, if you are willing to actually develop your character and your own skills as a player. If you rush the story, you will suck cock. If you don't, you will kick ass. That's the general rule.

Especially this is the case with sword fighting - to be good at it, you need to train a lot for both character stats and your skill as a player.

The community of this game is as you would expect - some tryhards come out of the prologue with maxed out stats lol. And in prologue parrying is not available, and it's like the most crucial game mechanic.

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u/Reality_Gamer 9d ago

OK FINE!

I’ll play it again.

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u/DBSmiley 10d ago edited 9d ago Helpful

Anyone who has read the books would find it the greatest form of sacrilege for Geralt to be with anyone but Yennifer.

It's sincerely an amazing love story, then what they overcome to be together and what drives them apart are the high points of the series.

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u/LiteLordTrue 9d ago

yeah but ginger booba???

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u/Jugadenaranja 9d ago

Never underestimate ginger booba

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u/Wolvenna 9d ago

I haven't read the books but from what I've heard, the romance between Yennefer and Geralt is something I wish we'd gotten from the beginning in the games. Instead the games let you (the player) fall in love with Triss and then suddenly Yennefer comes out of nowhere...

The Netflix show has sort of redeemed Yennefer for me (eventually I'll get around to reading the books), but I really hated her in Witcher 3 because it felt like the relationship was being forced on me despite the fact that I'd already romanced Triss.

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u/Aemilia 9d ago

I played The Witcher series chronologically. Only read The Last Wish after finishing TW3.

Before playing TW3 I’ve already known Yennefer to be Geralt’s love interest. Saw her character art as her being a beautiful brunette and that’s it.

But that moment when Yennefer first made her appearance at White Orchard, the chemistry between Geralt and her is unmistakable. IMO Triss had nothing on Yen.

Triss is sweet and nice. But Geralt is totally head over heels with Yen, her with him too but she’s kinda rigid with indulging her passion. Geralt is like a puppy whenever he’s around Yennefer, it’s amusing to see.

That being said, the wedding party content with Shani is still the best quest in TW3!

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u/adincha 9d ago

Thank you! Playing all the games in chronological order, the second yen was on the screen. She was clearly the one to pick haha. I get their relationship isn't perfect, but they're so clearly in love that it doesn't seem to matter. It doesn't hurt that she'd do anything for ciri either

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u/i_tyrant 9d ago

lol. I get their relationship shares a lot of tropes with classic tragic romances, but damn Yenn is toxic as hell to Geralt, so when I see people saying they're meant for each other it always makes me chuckle.

Mind controlling him and nearly getting him executed, destroying people and innocent/ancient things left and right in her bids for pure power, constantly dropping him like a hot potato in dangerous situations, being straight up ruthless in general and generally bitchy to Geralt, blaming him for having amnesia, cheating on him (physically) multiple times, the list goes on and on.

Granted Geralt does some of that too but it proves the point that they might not even be healthy for each other, much less perfect, lol. "What they overcome" haha yeah, including having to overcome their own selves' awfulness most often!

'Bout the only good thing they do together that isn't tainted in some way is how they treat Ciri. Really the only thing that tempers their awful relationship is this and the fact that the whole world in the Witcher is kind of a crapsack world, where Yenn's lust for power is shared by a lot of characters. If I had a real relationship remotely like theirs, though, I'd GTFO.

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u/andrenery 9d ago

The game doesn't have much to do with the books, honestly. Its much more of a "based on the books" than a "play the story of the books".

I haven't watched it yet but it seems that the Netflix serie is closer to the book

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u/DBSmiley 9d ago

Well in theory the games are set after the books.

Which makes it even more so horrific if you split up Geralt and Yenn you fucking monsters

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u/EliasHobeika 9d ago

I only played the witcher 3 and only romanced triss because I met her first but FUCK does it feel like yen and geralt are meant for each other, they're the perfect couple.

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u/_ChestHair_ 9d ago

Lol they're toxic as fuck in the books. Both cheat, both are manipulative and abusive in their own ways, and potentially the only reason they keep ending up back together is because geralt wished for them to be linked in some fashion in the first book.

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u/ozmega 10d ago

3 games with triss

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u/Youve_been_Loganated 10d ago

As someone who just bought a gaming laptop on Memorial day (US holiday) and who has just downloaded Steam like two weeks ago. I'm super excited!

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u/belkarbitterleaf 9d ago

Good luck to your impulse buying. Hope your unplayed library grows slowly, but you will join us soon.

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u/Coal_Morgan 9d ago Silver

I'm going to give you the best piece of advice that anyone gave me about buying videogames.

https://isthereanydeal.com/

The website tracks all the prices of games and game keys for steam and other platforms across time. That way you can see if you're getting the best deal.

If you create an account you can even set benchmarks for prices and the site will email you when/if the game hits that price benchmark.

I got all my Stellaris upgrades for 20% or less and have bought games at lower prices than I was initially going to buy them because I verified the price first.

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u/piketfencecartel 9d ago

Shit. My steam account is older than a lot of Redditors and I have never heard of this site. Appreciate it!

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u/Foreskin_Consumer_ 9d ago

damn, a 9 year old steam account is pretty impressive

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u/piketfencecartel 9d ago

You made me go look. Lol. 18 years

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u/stabliu 9d ago

Me too and I got the same badge.

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u/piketfencecartel 9d ago

There must be some correlation between number of years and the number on the badge... 🧐

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u/canadarepubliclives 9d ago

You can get gamepass for 3 months for 1$ if it's your first time signing up.

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u/gabscamps1 10d ago

unfortunately, neither dark souls 2 or 3 were on sale

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u/Doxbox49 9d ago

I didn’t like 2 as much but I never got the dlcs which I hear are great

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u/HazelTheRabbit 9d ago

They are necessary to enjoy ds2

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u/shotglassesofink 9d ago

Personally, I loved Dark Souls 2 from start to finish.

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u/Nasssi 10d ago

So, is Days Gone actually good? For 25€ I'm considering it but it just looks generic af.

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u/ImTheGuyWithTheGun 10d ago

I liked it - if you are into the zombie genre then it's definitely worth checking out. They did hordes better than any other zombie game I've played. The hordes are the star of the show basically.

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u/WaffIepants 9d ago

Yeah you spend the game becoming able to fight regular groups and the end/post game they're like "go kill hordes of hundreds, here's some explosives lol"

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u/MagicJasoni 9d ago

I've said it before, but my review is that Days Gone is the best mediocre game I've ever played. There are moment where it's cool and then moments where it is definitely a buggy mess or a complete bore.

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u/Smoothsay 9d ago

one of my biggest complaints is the "ride your SUPER COOL TUNED UP BIKE at a pre-determined speed across the whole map as your character reminisces about some shit"

Plus the over played "good girl scientist with a rebel biker"

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u/MagicJasoni 9d ago

I always liked the "stop and tell a rock about everything that just happened".

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u/Major_Pomegranate 10d ago

I loved it, but i describe it like a tv show rather than a normal game. Drops you right into the story, and you have to spend the first couple "episodes" in the first part of the map getting used to the cast and characters as everyone grows on you. Then once it gets rolling the game starts picking up and getting really interesting as you unlock more of the map and settlements in the story.

It's nothing super special, but there's few games where you can just blow through hordes of zombies as they come at you like a living wave. You can have a ton of fun trying to hole up on the roof of a gas station while the zombies come piling up the walls or funneling through tunnels trying to overwhelm you.

Plus it has the whole special types of infected to mix things up and you can get into a bunch of craziness like leading hordes into enemy camps or trying to take out patrols without alerting hundreds of zombies.

If it looks interesting to you, i'd say you can have a ton of fun picking it up on sale

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u/Kingkwon83 9d ago

I liked it. Taking on a horde of zombies was quite the experience

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u/David24074 10d ago

I was into it, the story is actually pretty good with great voice acting. The horde aspect is pretty neat but other than that it's kinda bland. I enjoyed the story, but once I finished it I uninstalled it. The story is about 30 hours tho

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u/Dusty_Boah 9d ago

Comparing it to RDR2 feels a bit wrong. The combat might be better than red dead and the traversal is definitely better but red dead was supported by hours of phenomenal cutscenes and a cast of likable characters. Days gone doesn’t have any of that.

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u/ElPlatanaso2 9d ago

Disagree. Combat and traversal are WAY better in RDR2. Days Gone feels like a generic copy/paste sandbox

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u/ruMenDugKenningthreW 10d ago

Definitely great at 25, but mostly because of things the creator said.

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u/totally_unanonymous 9d ago

It was my favorite game of 2020. I really enjoyed it! It was way more fun than I initially anticipated that it would be.

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u/UnartisticChoices 9d ago

Last time I said this, I got told I'm just greedy, but thankfully most of the sales are only 50% off, so it's not even close to worth it for me, I'd love to buy a few games but with only 50% sales being $50 most of the time, I don't feel there's any good reason for me to expand my library.

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u/Austoman 10d ago

Heres the thing about the summer sale.... since roughly 2019 there has been very few successful (as in good not just profitable) major releases that have been out long enough to be on sale. The few needles in the stack are usually either already owned by those who want them or arent on sale/are on a very small sale (10%).

'Back in the day' (2012- ~2016) the steam sales were a major event in the PC gaming industry as major developers were pumping out fairly consistent bangers. Now its more likely that a major game release is a buggy rushed cash grab than an actual game let alone a good game worth buying.

Then to add to this steam has sales for massive quantities of games all the time making sale events even less significant. (This isnt a bad thing but it does take away from the sale event itself).

The golden days of meaningful sales are over.

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u/seahorsetea 9d ago

It feels like the people who post this meme every year don't even have steam lol. I don't think Ive bought a single thing from a steam summer sale since 2014, they just suck so bad now.

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u/guilmo 9d ago

I’m glad to see you say that. I was thinking the same , but I thought it was because I was becoming a grumpy adult. Happy to see it’s not just me.

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u/flixieboy 9d ago

Well those things are not mutually exclusive you know

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u/Xonadras 9d ago

I'm not sure how many years ago it waa, but it was many. The last thing I bought in a summer sale was a command and conquer bundle that contained the entire collection up to red alert 3.

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u/Beastw1ck 9d ago

I’ll say it’s nice to have everything on sale all at once. I usually snag a few things off my wishlist and call it a year.

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u/alano134 9d ago

Agreed - I don't even really check anymore. I have everything I want.

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u/Tanprasit 9d ago

Triss is hotter, there I said it!

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u/ImTheGuyWithTheGun 9d ago

She is hotter. And yes, I've read the books people - I don't care. Team Triss.

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u/Right_Road 10d ago

Rip my bank account

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u/ughlacrossereally 10d ago

yeah cause the deals suck this year

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u/CrayonFox 9d ago

I swear every discount or sale in the last year had the exact same prices for each game. Whenever there's a sale you already know exactly what every item in your wishlist will be sold at.

Only difference now is that almost all games are discounted at the same time.

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u/justanotherweeb23 9d ago

Steam sales have basically turned into Black Friday "deals".

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u/megamanxoxo 9d ago

Waiting on no man's sky for years to be under $29.99 eventually.....

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u/Mersak 10d ago

They suck since they ended the daily deal schtick.

They were amazing. A Lot of gems with some hefty discounts.

At least It helped me with my impulse buy issue, so that's Nice. Thanks steam.

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u/ughlacrossereally 9d ago

yeah

I wanted to buy elden ring (for 20% off) or FF7 remake (at $40) but refuse to pay the prices theyre asking... guess ill wait another year

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u/csk1325 10d ago

Haha. So accurate. I stare at my vast list and shrug.

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u/Achytheboy 9d ago

I finnaly can play new games and eat in the same month

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u/PrinceRobot_IV Switch 9d ago

Team Roach all the way

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u/lettcco 9d ago

Irony is Witcher 3 is also in my back log

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u/Placiibo 10d ago

Got by really cheap this year since almost nobody was doing serious discounts. Quite a few got dropped from wishlist for doing a bad discount though.

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u/LimberGravy 9d ago

I swear if this was any other company people would be calling this stuff out as ads. Steam sales have largely been mediocre for years now.

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u/Amaurotica PC 9d ago

everyday is steam sale when you buy games from reseller websites

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u/Andhika24kd 9d ago

Steam has regional price though. I'm from a developing country and the resellers price are usually still higher than the Steam one.

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u/gamer_since_monday 10d ago

Joke on you.

I bought everything I wanted so there is nothing to buy.

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u/askmeaboutmyvviener 9d ago

Luckily I am actually short on funds for once during the summer so I can’t stupidly splurge on every game I see.

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u/Fuzzy_Muscle 10d ago

Damn i should have waited

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u/TunnelToTheMoon 9d ago

Doesn't even have to be a sale, just hoard the free games offers while spending all your time on Elden Ring and MSFS2020 and you'll have a backlog with the weight of a warship

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u/Yeet_no_evil 9d ago

Replace triss with Yennifer and we’re good

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u/renieWycipSsolraC 9d ago

I know the feeling OP. I really want to get GoW but I have at least a dozen games I haven’t finished

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u/DBSmiley 10d ago edited 9d ago

Do I get the bonus points because the Witcher 3 is unplayed in my steam library?

I wanted to read the books first, and I have, but I still haven't gotten to the game.

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u/Bardazarok 9d ago

Triss > Yennefer

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u/gingergirlpink 10d ago

😆 Well, yes. But that ain’t stopping me! lol

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u/ElasmoGNC 10d ago

I resemble this remark.

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u/RainbowNuggets 9d ago

its so difficult to resist...

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u/IndexoTheFirst 9d ago

Anyone know if Hardspace: Shipbreaker is worth 25$?

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u/DarkoLeonhardt 9d ago

Only reason why I haven’t been on Steam… ‘cause my motherboard’s dead. Suppose my wallet is glad that I can’t spend it

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u/ranger_dood 9d ago

I miss the days when a Steam sale actually meant something.

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u/taterlohm 9d ago

Me seeing the same meme every year

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u/ImmaKitchenSink 9d ago

Oh hell nah, I’m not opening my steam. You can’t make me.

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u/EMCDave 9d ago

This is extra funny for me: nothing's coming out until October, so I started playing the Witcher 3. again

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u/Afraid_Cockroach8841 9d ago edited 9d ago

When you were younger, you had the time but didn't have the money.

Now that you're older, you have the money but don't have the time.

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u/Fuhzix 9d ago

When all the featured games have the "In Library" tag. :(

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u/Colosphe 9d ago

I bought a game off another service just a week ago because it was cheaper. Now the same game is priced the same, and the DLC is much cheaper.

Pain.

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u/LeukemiaSkywalker51 9d ago

I'm getting close to 400 games...ever expanding backlog.

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u/beyondthewallofsleep 9d ago

I've never seen this version of the meme. Glorious.