Saturday Morning Gaming: The Dark Dice of Tharsis (and Yahtzee theory)

Jaybird

Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to AskJaybird-at-gmail.com

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  1. James K
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    Stellaris has released a new patch, so I’m back playing that. This time I decided to try an empire type I haven’t tried before – Rogue Servitors. The basic idea is that a species developed robots to take care of all their needs and it reached the point where the robots now do everything, including making all the decisions. So it works a lot like a regular machine empire, expect you have these “bio trophies” working in special sanctuary building that give you bonuses. It also means that if you conquer another empire you can put all their population into sanctuaries too.Report

  2. Jaybird
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    I’m still playing control. I just found out where the clocks are coming from and I subdued it.

    Now I’m fighting the refrigerator.Report

  3. KenB
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    I got an Oculus Quest 2 a few weeks ago, and I’m still in the “whoa, this is cool” phase — pretty much everything is enjoyable because I just like the tech. We’ll see what I’m still using a few months from now.

    I got my wife to try one of the immersive videos, but she got motion-sick right away and now has no interest in trying anything else. “Try the mini golf — nothing moves unless you make it move!” “Thanks, I’ll just read if that’s OK.”Report

    • Jaybird in reply to KenB
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      Oh, awesome!

      Unfortunately, I get where she’s coming from. Running around Fallout 4 or Skyrim has me feeling the same way after an hour.

      If you are willing to risk your marriage, try out “Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes”. It’s asymmetrical. You can wear the helmet, she can decipher the bomb manual.Report

      • KenB in reply to Jaybird
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        Ooh, that’s a good idea. If we can survive that after 32 years of marriage, we should be solid for the next 30.

        I’ve never felt sick, but there’ve been a few times now where I found it hard to ambulate in the real world after playing VR a little too long.Report

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