About 3 months back, I reinstalled Windows 10 as I was having issues launching some games and thought it might be DirectX dependencies conflicting or something else equally fiddly to remedy. I don’t make a habit of checking every game’s saves to see if they are backed up somewhere, but my games are installed on separate drives to Windows. I did a fresh install of Windows on an SSD I had cleared up and kept my old installation of Windows where it was, so I could go and grab files afterwards. A large portion of games now use either Steam cloud or their own online save system, which conveniently avoids losing progress and (sometimes) settings after a reinstall. I was somewhat surprised to find that Just Cause 3 doesn’t do this.
As a habit I keep my large library of games installed and track updates as they come in via Steam. I thought I had noticed something about it before on RockPaperShotgun.com, and sure enough today there was an “update” to Nosgoth. I checked the Steam news feed for the game and confirmed that it is closing down its servers today, ending the game.
- I wanted to see how it plays
- I hadn’t loaded it before
- I felt like playing something relaxing, not too intense
- It looked pretty
- I don’t care much about real golf at all, but computer golf can be fun
- I enjoyed the golf mini-game in GTAV, but it’s rather limited (one course) and not particularly authentic
Evolve is primarily a co-op first-person shooter, but with third-person brawling for the titular evolving monsters, who play solo against four hunters. Made by Turtle Rock Studios, responsible for Left …
I still don’t know what the root of the problem is but I’m thinking it has something to do with the DirectX dependencies that get installed along with the game. …
I had tried CSGO a couple of times in deathmatch and casual and it seemed to be working so I went ahead and bought the operation bloodhound pass for about …
I’ve been trying to get Counter-Strike: Global Offensive to work again. It’s the game on Steam I have recorded the most hours in but I haven’t been able to play …
Perhaps I’m just not doing something right. Perhaps I’m bad at it. Perhaps it just is too hard. One way or another I think I’ve had enough of Electronic Super Joy.
I’ve uploaded another screenshot gallery. This time for the bizarre, but graphically fascinating Killer is Dead. It’s a fairly straight-forward, 3rd-person, sword-play game with reasonably satisfying combat, but the visual style really makes it stand out from other similar games.
I have a lot of games I need to try out. As I do I’ll be creating galleries for each one. Today I loaded up Next Car Game, processed the screens and uploaded a gallery. Playing at 4K, the fidelity of the visuals is highly impressive and the physics – including brilliant levels of car and environmental damage modelling – are tremendously satisfying.
I also livestreamed the DayZ standalone for about an hour, although I haven’t gotten around to creating a screenshot gallery.