Steam Next Fest, Part 0

Today kicks off the Steam Next Fest, which will run until June 22nd. This is the event formerly known as the Steam Game Festival. As with the previous festivals, one of the main elements here will be playable demos for hundreds of games along with presentations, media releases, and more. Obviously there is no practical way to share information on so many demos. But there's also no way to play them all, as most of them are time-limited. So, as in the past, we'll do our best to highlight some of these that may be of interest, whether they look promising, awful, or just plain weird. Hopefully you'll be able to find demos of interest. Feel free to send along a note if you see any that seem to be worth sharing here.
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 17, 2021, 16:13
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Kxmode wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 19:18:
- Missing basic amenities (e.g., shopping carts)

I actually prefer Epic's check out to Steam's. It's much faster and more efficient. Epic respects my time. Steam makes me jump through hoops.
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Jun 17, 2021, 08:18
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At some point, the solution to a broken record is to ignore it.

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Jun 17, 2021, 08:11
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Aaaaaaand now we're moving the goal posts, trying really hard to gaslight, and whining about rules.

Oh, yeah, that's totally a valid, logical, and reasonable response. Rolleyes
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 17, 2021, 01:51
Jivaro
 
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0 Jun 17, 2021, 01:51
Jun 17, 2021, 01:51
 Jivaro
 
"criticize the post not the person"

Fair point.

That post sounds like it was written by a complete snob of an asshole with an ego the size of Alaska and a thought process as narrow as my windowsill.

I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree.
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 17, 2021, 01:37
Kxmode
 
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0 Jun 17, 2021, 01:37
Jun 17, 2021, 01:37
 Kxmode
 
Since you're losing your collective mind, I will unpack the comparison for you.

EGS

- Subsidized - Epic pays you to buy their games.
- Missing basic amenities - No shopping cart, other missing features. Lack of parity with Steam and other stores.
- No community support - No way to share and exchange ideas on the platform.
- Nobody has a voice - No way to tell others what you think of the product on the platform.
- No choices - Anti-consumer exclusives.
- Constant stream of free stuff - Freebies.

Section 8 Housing

- Subsidized - The government assists you financially.
- Missing basic amenities - Most of these properties lack certain things. Many are in poor states and dire need of repair.
- No community support - Many are in a situation where the tenants cannot assist one another.
- Nobody has a voice - Any issues raised typically go nowhere.
- No choices - You are limited to whatever is available, and even worst if there is a shortage.
- Constant stream of free stuff - EBT, vouchers, etc., etc.

It is simply a frame of reference. Both share many similarities.

Transforming my comment in a notion of "hatred" is all you. There was none of that intent on my part. You can insist there is all you want, but I'm afraid I have to disagree. A person can compare something to something as long as the similarities exist.

"I've lost count of the number of times I've tried to explain what EGS is only to have it go over your collective heads." Again, this is another situation where you took "And Epic Games Store is 'Section 8' gaming" and mutated its meaning into something vile. If you think I'm going to apologize, I'm not. You attached your meaning to my post. I'm not apologizing for something you fabricated in your mind.

What you did is called dysphemism. If you don't know what it means, look it up. It's enlightening. But in case not:

"Dysphemism is used as a device for degradation, minimization, or humiliation of individuals who are disapproved of or condemned. When a speaker uses this technique, he uses marked form directed towards a group or the listeners. The purpose is to express anger or social distance from a particular group. It is frequently employed in literary texts, political speeches, and colloquial expressions. Sometimes, dysphemism could be the result of hatred and fear, though disapproval and contempt might also motivate dysphemism to be used." source

Instead of looking at the comparison, you attack the comparison itself as if to say, "how dare you do that." Well, I dare, and the comparison is valid.

To wrap this up...

Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 22:07:
What it sounds like to me, beyond you being blatantly classist, is that you whine in literally every single thread about EGS whether the thread is about Steam or EGS. You come off as an entitled, spoiled toddler. If you don't like EGS, don't buy from them. It's that fucking simple. But knock off the whining. It's as tiresome as when you would preach your fairy tale bullshit in the OotB section.

I was content to post, "And Epic Games Store is 'Section 8' gaming," as a metaphorical reply to El Pit's snide "Stickers and points instead" against Steam.

Let's look at your choice of words. "Cute. A classist joke." "blatantly classist," "Entitled, spoiled toddler." "whining." And then the icing on the cake "fairy tale bullshit in the OotB section"

ALL of that is classic dysphemism behavior. It would be best if you stopped less I remind you of the first rule of BluesNews. "Disagree all you want but refrain from attacks of a personal nature. Criticize the post, not the poster."
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 16, 2021, 22:07
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0 Jun 16, 2021, 22:07
Jun 16, 2021, 22:07
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 16:40:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 11:53:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 11:21:
And Epic Games Store is "Section 8" gaming.
Cute. A classist joke.

Let's review EGS shall we:

- Subsidized game purchases
- Missing basic amenities (e.g., shopping carts)
- No community support
- Nobody has a voice
- No choices (e.g., exclusives)
- Constant stream of free stuff

What does that remind you of?

You whining out your normal EGS hate fest at every available opportunity? That's what this reminds me of.

You know subsidies exist in all industries, right? You know that's a thing? A thing that's been around for at least a century in the US alone?

I don't find EGS' lack of a shopping cart earth shattering because I don't buy 50 games at a time. Hell, I don't even use Steam's shopping cart to load up on multiple titles regularly. If we had the data, I would bet a majority of other people don't on average either.

Community "support". Thanks for the laugh.

You mean EGS doesn't have the toxic waste dump of Steam's community discussions and review brigading? Oh no! THE HORROR!

Exclusives must really piss you off when you can't buy a Corolla at an Alfa Romeo dealership. What's that? Developers and manufacturers get to choose where they sell their products? Oh, oh no, don't tell kxmode about market segmentation and differentiation. He'll be up in arms calling his congressperson to complain about not being able to buy shit wherever he damn well pleases.

The fact that you whine about free stuff is, in short, adorably myopic. Gimmes have been a thing since forever. Should I bitch and moan that Qantas upgrades me to first class from business class for free and Delta doesn't? Should I bitch and moan that Dell upgraded our most recent laptop purchases at work from 16GB to 32GB for free and HP wouldn't? Should I bitch and moan that my 12 packs of Diet Pepsi are actually 15 packs because they give me three free cans for less money and Coke doesn't?

What it sounds like to me, beyond you being blatantly classist, is that you whine in literally every single thread about EGS whether the thread is about Steam or EGS. You come off as an entitled, spoiled toddler. If you don't like EGS, don't buy from them. It's that fucking simple. But knock off the whining. It's as tiresome as when you would preach your fairy tale bullshit in the OotB section.
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 16, 2021, 21:18
Jivaro
 
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 Jivaro
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 19:53:
Agreed, it's dehumanizing af.


but it's a "metaphor"..so it's okay.

I know this woman named Marjorie who likes to use ignorant and insensitive metaphors as well, but even she admits when she is wrong occasionally.
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 16, 2021, 19:53
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Jivaro wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 18:16:
BoP calling you classist for that comment is letting you off easy.

That's actually a really dehumanizing and offensive "joke". But whatever, you never listen or admit being wrong anyway. It'll just be "agree to disagree" or something.


Agreed, it's dehumanizing af.
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 16, 2021, 19:51
Jivaro
 
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0 Jun 16, 2021, 19:51
Jun 16, 2021, 19:51
 Jivaro
 
Yes, I am sure its just all of us and not you.

Your ego truly knows no bounds. Whatever man. Other people have already tried a much nicer approach to this then I feel like with you.
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 16, 2021, 19:18
Kxmode
 
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0 Jun 16, 2021, 19:18
Jun 16, 2021, 19:18
 Kxmode
 
Jivaro wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 18:16:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 11:21:
And Epic Games Store is "Section 8" gaming.

BoP calling you classist for that comment is letting you off easy.

That's actually a really dehumanizing and offensive "joke". But whatever, you never listen or admit being wrong anyway. It'll just be "agree to disagree" or something.

It's not a joke; it's a metaphor. Metaphors aren't dehumanizing or offensive. They only exist to show the equivalent of something on a level a person can understand. I've lost count of the number of times I've tried to explain what EGS is only to have it go over your collective heads.

- Subsidized game purchases
- Missing basic amenities (e.g., shopping carts)
- No community support
- Nobody has a voice
- No choices (e.g., exclusives)
- Constant stream of free stuff

"Section 8" gaming is an apt metaphor.
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 16, 2021, 18:16
Jivaro
 
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Jun 16, 2021, 18:16
 Jivaro
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 11:21:
And Epic Games Store is "Section 8" gaming.


BoP calling you classist for that comment is letting you off easy.

That's actually a really dehumanizing and offensive "joke". But whatever, you never listen or admit being wrong anyway. It'll just be "agree to disagree" or something.

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Jun 16, 2021, 17:26
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Jun 16, 2021, 17:24
Kxmode
 
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Jun 16, 2021, 17:24
 Kxmode
 
Dash wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 17:20:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 17:16:
Bent wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 16:50:
Hm. The demo just got released for Giants: Uprising. Play as an enslaved giant who breaks free and destroys everything in sight.
Sounds like Tim Sweeney!
...Holy crap I hope that game is mod-enabled. Throw in the Shrek model and GET OUTTA MY SWAMP!

And in the morning, I'm making waffles! 💚
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Kxmode wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 17:16:
Bent wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 16:50:
Hm. The demo just got released for Giants: Uprising. Play as an enslaved giant who breaks free and destroys everything in sight.

Sounds like Tim Sweeney!

...Holy crap I hope that game is mod-enabled. Throw in the Shrek model and GET OUTTA MY SWAMP!
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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 16, 2021, 17:16
Kxmode
 
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Jun 16, 2021, 17:16
 Kxmode
 
Bent wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 16:50:
Hm. The demo just got released for Giants: Uprising. Play as an enslaved giant who breaks free and destroys everything in sight.

Sounds like Tim Sweeney!
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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Hm. The demo just got released for Giants: Uprising. Play as an enslaved giant who breaks free and destroys everything in sight.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1109160/Giants_Uprising/

I also might try the demos for:
Warhammer Battlesector
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1295500/Warhammer_40000_Battlesector/
Grime
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1123050/GRIME/

Maybe the demos for these. Not decided yet.
They always run
Succubus (no idea what to make of this)
Lost Eidolons (not my sort of game but some people have been eagerly awaiting this).

There are a few other interesting ones.

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Re: Steam Next Fest, Part 0
Jun 16, 2021, 16:40
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Jun 16, 2021, 16:40
 Kxmode
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 11:53:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 11:21:
And Epic Games Store is "Section 8" gaming.
Cute. A classist joke.

Let's review EGS shall we:

- Subsidized game purchases
- Missing basic amenities (e.g., shopping carts)
- No community support
- Nobody has a voice
- No choices (e.g., exclusives)
- Constant stream of free stuff

What does that remind you of?
"What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient... highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it is almost impossible to eradicate."
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Jun 16, 2021, 15:53
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 14:14:
El Pit wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 11:08:
Featuring $10 off coupons for everyone who is buying a game.
Oh, sorry, wrong store. Stickers and points instead.
What can we do with stickers and points, oh right, absolutely fuckall.

Another Steam sale - another thread of full of people complaining about shitty sale prices. With most repeating how they hardly buy anything from Steam.
,..,,.,.,.,..,.,.,
And whoever thought of time limited demos requiring you to play by their schedule (not yours) deserves a special place in hell.


Gotta hype up the product so people will consume said product then get excited for next product.

It does prove that the devs/publishers who claim a demo is not worth the time/money to make are often lying or exaggerating. Then again maybe devs have realized that they need demos again given how crowded the market is these days.

Trigon (rimworld in space), City of Gangsters, WH40k Battlesector and Wartales look interesting at least to download the demos.

Also, I'd buy something on Epic Game's $10 off subsidized sale if they had any exclusive games I was interested in buying for $10-15 this time but alas they do not.
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Jun 16, 2021, 15:06
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This is not the summer sale, that's another week or two away. It's just a demo-palooza.
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El Pit wrote on Jun 16, 2021, 11:08:
Featuring $10 off coupons for everyone who is buying a game.
Oh, sorry, wrong store. Stickers and points instead.

I haven't purchased much on Epic, but I must admit I've taken advantage of their coupons. It has allowed me to purchased games on sale or extra content for their free giveaways and push them under $10.
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