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NSA

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I could have sworn we had a general gaming talk thread.. but lord help me, I cannot find it, so here we go!

Anyone playing anything lately?

I usually go in long spurts where I don't play a damn thing. I catch up on TV shows and movies or fuck around on my phone in my free time, but can't be assed to actually boot up a game.

THIS HAS CHANGED!

I saw that a strategy game came to Xbox Gamepass this month.. STELLARIS: CONSOLE EDITION! (also on pee-es4) It's included with Gamepass so why not.

Holy moly I am hooked! It's a "4X" type of strategy game.. think Civilization but in space. It was originally a PC game, but they did an admirable job porting it to the console. There is a TON to learn and figure out.. and I'm still not all there.. but it's pretty fun controlling a fledgling stellar empire.

Each game seems to be randomized, so you never know what you'll get in regards to other aliens, galaxy layout/etc. Highly recommended!

Also, it has a killer synth-type soundtrack (Think Mass Effect combined with the movie Oblivion)


Really listen to them all, they're great 'space-ish' music that kind of go with anything.

Also, I've been playing Clash Royale and Gears POP! on my phone lol

So what is everyone else playing?
 

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Which risk do you play? Before there was an official, my son and I play what used to be "Drisk", but now I think it changed the name to "Border Siege". It was about the only good clone for a long time. Now there seems to be dozens of risk wannabes.
 

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So hooked on Stellaris.. I can't put it down. I start a Galaxy and get decently into it, realized I learned something new, and want to start all over. It's randomized, to a degree, so each time you start it's fresh.. though the game basics remain the same, so you can learn to do it better than the time before.

Right now I think I'm at one of the "Endgame" events, a giant parasitic extragalactic alien force has landed and is gobbling up the sectors at an alarming rate. Need to find a way to unite all the remaining Alien races to try and beat it back.