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Defense Grid 1 & 2. Fun over the top tactical game. A lot of modes have multiple challenge modes once you've played through the map once.

Pixel Junk Monsters. Another top down. Good power difficulty ramp. Also map specific challenges.

DG 2 is a game I put a TON of time into on both PS4 and Xbone, love it to death and am still bummed the company went out of business before making a third one. It hit the thing I seem to search for in TD games really well, namely putting up machine gun towers and watching it chew through enemy hordes. Something about it itches a specific part of my brain that I really dig.

Pixel Junk Monsters is one of those games that I play a couple of levels of every time I turn on my old PS3. The art style and enemy types are just perfect and it strikes the right balance between player activity and simply watching the damage rack up. It feels less strategic and more like a puzzle game sometimes, but still a classic.

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I have been using iTunes for far too long as a podcatcher and I have at last reached my breaking point with it; I cannot subscribe to the Giant Bombcast. For some reason, clicking subscribe on any place where it says "subscribe" in the iTunes ecosystem does not allow me to subscribe to a podcast I have listened to for literally a decade now. I know it's a flaming trash pile of a piece of software, but it's always been good enough up until this and I'm just done.

So what do you all use to collect 'casts? I use Apple devices to listen to stuff (music, audiobooks, and podcasts podcasts podcasts) while I work. What are your favorites in that regard?

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Super Mario RPG has one of my personal faves. The unique sprite work they out into a few minutes of parade at the end really makes me smile.

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A buddy of mine had a Dreamcast demo disk with the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 demo on it that we played to death. It had the Skatestreet Ventura level on it, I think we did hundreds of two minute runs each on it. By the time he got the actual game, we blew through the competition on that level easily, and eventually beat the game with every skater. So much fun, and the Dreamcast version was amazingly smooth.

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I guess Rorie did a stream including this a while ago, must have missed it, but I just discovered Townscaper recently. I can honestly say it's one of the most joyous, uplifting things I've 'played' in a while. I say 'played' because it isn't exactly a game, it's just a model town builder. There is no gameplay. you have no monetary constraints, no townspeople to appease, no goal to reach. All that said, it's delightful and charming as hell. In my first couple hours with the game, I made myself a couple of backgrounds (Shared below) to use for my desktop and it only spurred more ideas from there.

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If you haven't tried it, it's pretty cheap on Steam (six bucks, currently 10% off) and is coming to Switch sometime this summer. If you make something cool, share a pic or two of it here, I'd love to see what people come up with with the toolset.

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Feels appropriate to share the following two things.

RIP to a man who brought joy to our lives. May he pop out of pipes saying "WHAT WHAT" in the after world.

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Coming at this entirely from the point of view of someone who doesn't know or care about the lore, this looks like dumb fun. And I love me some dumb fun.

Coming from someone who does know about the lore, this also looks like dumb fun. The games have gotten so good at telling their story, I don't really expect a movie to keep up with it, which is a weird, weird thing to say, but it looks like the kind of fun the original movie had. All that's really different is that they have a budget and are going for an R rating. More power to them, I'll watch it.

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This video from CGP Grey seems relevant to the discussion. Being locked out of your account for no discernible reason and getting no resolution for three weeks does seem shitty, but I also get the feeling that it's just the straw the broke the camel's back... I wonder what's going on with Stadia developer relations behind the scenes.

When this service was announced, I was optimistic about it. By and large from what I've heard, the tech works, though most people follow that statement up with the word "fine," ie, It's not mind blowing, it works fine. Literally everything else surrounding Stadia has seemed like a poorly planned garbage fire though. The pricing, the way you have to buy games, the lack of unique game experiences, the fact that there are still Chromecasts that DO NOT RUN STADIA... STILL. And yeah, Terraria wasn't going to be the game that brought in users (like me, for instance, who doesn't have Stadia, but can play Terraria on Steam already), but it's still a blow to the mind share of the service in general.

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I already knew how to play tabs when I tried Rocksmith and the pace at which it tries to teach you was just not for me. I find it easier to just break things down slowly and work up to the proper speed rather than having the game expect you to play at full speed and constantly shift difficulty on the song as you're playing. That having been said, the fact that it works at all is kind of amazing and there are certainly things to pick up from it, it just did not click with me personally. If you can grab it for cheap, might be worth trying.

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I'm a big fan of the MCU generally. It has it's highs and lows as anything does, but I think the general quality of it is pretty good. As someone who doesn't binge shows much and kind of longs for a routine to share with the wider community generally, I love the slow rollout. It vaguely reminds me of the theorycrafting that went on around Lost, speculating week to week about what in the hell was going on... though with WandaVision, we're liable to actually GET some answers rather than muddle through JJ Abrams' eternal puzzle box (Yes, I know he didn't do the whole show, but his philosophy of mystery kind of influenced it throughout). It's kind of like reading a comic book, in a perfect way, in that you get an issue a week and have to wait patiently for the next bit of the story. Very much enjoying it, personally.