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  1. Avatar Fish
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    XCOM 2 and Darkest Dungeon!

    What are the specs for your new machine? Not that it has anything to do at all with my game recommendations–I’m just a nerd and I want to know.Report

    • Avatar El Muneco in reply to Fish
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      I’m not sure if XCOM2 works as well without having played XCOM. It’s a better game in many ways (much more than XCOM without Long War), but a big part of the impact to me was flipping all the conventions on their head – active rather than reactive, mobile rather than static, frantic dashes rather than patient crawls, gut feeling rather than careful analysis. Plus the relationships with Central, Shen, and Vahlen wouldn’t have the same impact.

      It’s still a great game, but I don’t think it would be more than that if you came to it fresh.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Fish
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      It’s got an Intel Core I7 6700 3.4 Gigahertz processor, 12 gigs of ram (!), and an Invida Gforce GT730.Report

  2. Avatar Damon
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    Well Doom is out.
    Witcher 3 DLC pack “blood and wine” is out may 31

    As for old school. Some dude ported the whole Bungie Marathon series to PC. It’s downloadable. And kicks ass.Report

    • Avatar El Muneco in reply to Damon
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      Doom is almost certainly the best FPS in purely technical terms and from what I hear a lot of the concerns from the MP beta about the pace being too slow turned out to be unjustified.

      I still think, if you’re interested in a SP campaign (with cutscenes and progression – Doom has both of those but even in-game they lampshade getting back to the action as fast as possible), if you can find Shadow Warrior 2013 on a Steam sale, you’ll get better value for money.Report

      • Avatar Damon in reply to El Muneco
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        Indeed, but I’ve already bought it. Right now I’m comleting all the DLC for Shadow of Mordor, then will cycle back to Witcher Wild Hunt for Blood and Wine. Then I’ll play Doom. Maybe about then, the rest of the DLC will be done for Fallout 4 and I’ll get that. Maybe on sale 🙂Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Damon
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      Oooh. Doom.

      I might be able to get the bad taste of Duke Nukem Forever out of my mouth.Report

  3. Avatar El Muneco
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    Also, and I think I’ve said it before, but if Steam ever cuts SUPERHOT to 33%, possibly even 50%, every single person out there regardless of their computer’s specs should buy it. At $24.99, it’s not worth it, but for $8.99 it’s almost a moral obligation.Report

  4. Avatar Morat20
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    Civ V with all the expansions is worth it.

    Shadowrun: Dragonfall, and Shadowrun: Hong Kong are worth it. That’s off the top of my head.Report

  5. Avatar Will H.
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    Shadowrun for Sega Genesis.

    No question about it.

    The one and only reason I’ve ever bought a gaming console.

    If you can find a reasonable simulation somewhere, please provide a link.
    Pretty please.Report

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