Anyone interested in playing a game together?

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Making this thread based on Obsidian Jones's "Bed thought" on why none of us play any games together. I figured if we WERE to do that then we'd first need to know what games everyone has that could be played together with. So here's mine.

I have Armello, Hearthstone, 100% Orange Juice, League of Legends, Monster Prom, Battleblock Theater, Card City Nights, The Escapists 2, Guilty Gear Xrd, Terraria, and all three Trine games.

I tend to play Smite and Paladins, but I also play Deep Rock Galactic and I have Armello and Battleblock and Guilty Gear Xrd.

I used to play fighters with people from here, played stuff like older blazblue and persona arena but then the user groups kinda dwindles in participation. Always up for some Xrd! PSN is Dreikoo (yes, two Os in the end there)

I'm also playing Iceborne a lot nowadays which would be another thing to play here. Maybe we can even get a 4-person party haha.

Other stuff I have that we could play is all the blazblue games, uniest, nitro+ blalsterz and dbfz on PSN and AH3SS for pc.

As far as multiplayer goes, at the moment I'm pretty much just PUBG, Verdun, OG Battlefront and Ultimate Chicken Horse. But then again I'm in Aus so I'm probably playing while most of you are asleep or at work.

Oh, hey! This was made! That's awesome to know.

So, I'm doing a lot on my switch. I'm going to get Daemon X Machina tomorrow. I have Smash, Mario Kart 8 (I suck at it), Power Rangers Battle for the Grid, Torchlight II, Splatoon 2, Ultimate Chicken Horse, and Arms. I'm going to get Overwatch because of course I am. Lucio is all.

I have PS4 Pro as well. I just got Street Fighter V arcade edition deluxe because of the deal, but I'm not stellar at it. I have Remnant from the Ashes, Tekken 7. Wipeout (which I got in a sale and I think I tried for twenty minutes), and Monster Hunter: World. I never got really into Monster Hunter. The weapons never felt... I didn't feel special, I guess I can say. In God Eater, you get powers and Artes and all that great stuff.

Maybe you get more abilities when you level up the weapons, but all I felt like I was doing was whacking away at a monster. I didn't feel the ability for growth or combos. I'm a big Character Action guy. Devil May Cry, Bayonetta, God Eater 3... those games are like crack to me. But I maybe just didn't give MH:W enough of a try.

ObsidianJones:
Oh, hey! This was made! That's awesome to know.

So, I'm doing a lot on my switch. I'm going to get Daemon X Machina tomorrow. I have Smash, Mario Kart 8 (I suck at it), Power Rangers Battle for the Grid, Torchlight II, Splatoon 2, Ultimate Chicken Horse, and Arms. I'm going to get Overwatch because of course I am. Lucio is all.

I have PS4 Pro as well. I just got Street Fighter V arcade edition deluxe because of the deal, but I'm not stellar at it. I have Remnant from the Ashes, Tekken 7. Wipeout (which I got in a sale and I think I tried for twenty minutes), and Monster Hunter: World. I never got really into Monster Hunter. The weapons never felt... I didn't feel special, I guess I can say. In God Eater, you get powers and Artes and all that great stuff.

Maybe you get more abilities when you level up the weapons, but all I felt like I was doing was whacking away at a monster. I didn't feel the ability for growth or combos. I'm a big Character Action guy. Devil May Cry, Bayonetta, God Eater 3... those games are like crack to me. But I maybe just didn't give MH:W enough of a try.

Check out the Iceborne improvements. All the weapons got new moves in it (also they added a bunch of grappling hook moves too). The new Iai stance for longswords is especially fun and adds a new feel to the weapon that brings it all together. It kinda depends on what you use a bunch too, some weapons are more simplistic in a "hit the dinosaur, don't get hit back" sort of way but others have various sub-gauges you have to manage and unique situational powers you can take advantage of only if you fight in a specific way. (I like longswords, twin blades and the switch axe)

Though that being said, MH is gonna be basic compared to something like God Eater. MH is kinda like the dragon quest of that genre, it's really good but very much the standard example so it will be simple when contrasted to the new edgy offerings from other companies.

And on that note, the new game from the god eater people, Code Vein, is coming out next month and it's one of the few things I've preordered this year so maybe we can get some vampire party action going when that hits too.

I tend toward strategy games, so I wouldn't say no to Stellaris, Sins of a Solar Empire or Planetary Annihilation/Supreme Commander. I've also been having a good time playing Raft with friends. Its a early access crafting/survival game(yeah, I know...) but on a raft this time. It's a bit content light at the moment, but its still being updated.

Squilookle:
But then again I'm in Aus so I'm probably playing while most of you are asleep or at work.

This is also a problem I have.

I regularly play ESO. Currently playing Borderlands Presquel. I may have other multiplayer games, I have a gaming group on Tues night and I know we have played Wildlands, Gloom, Ticket to Ride, Warframe, but there are probably other I've forgotten (we have been playing for years.) Not interested in Diablo 3. We played that for a long time til recently and need a break.

Also an Aussie, so it's probably a hard sell too

Ive been playing some Space Station 13, Deathwing on PS4 and maybe something else, I can't remember. battletech I think?

I think I would like someone to spar with in the various fighting games I own. GGXrd, SCVI, (might convince me to buy the season pass for SCVI) but being stuck in Malaysia means shoddy latency with anywhere that isn't SEA or Hong Kong. I'm also quite terrible at fighting games.

Having a Discord or equivalent set up will probably help facilitate this whole thing regardless.

ObsidianJones:
Oh, hey! This was made! That's awesome to know.

So, I'm doing a lot on my switch. I'm going to get Daemon X Machina tomorrow. I have Smash, Mario Kart 8 (I suck at it), Power Rangers Battle for the Grid, Torchlight II, Splatoon 2, Ultimate Chicken Horse, and Arms. I'm going to get Overwatch because of course I am. Lucio is all.

Ah I also have Smash, Arms, and Splatoon 2. I wasn't sure if anyone here was a multiplayer game player for Switch. I also have night shift so I'm up until 4-6 AM so my sleeping schedule might be more in line with the Aussies.

Dreiko:
And on that note, the new game from the god eater people, Code Vein, is coming out next month and it's one of the few things I've preordered this year so maybe we can get some vampire party action going when that hits too.

Listen to me.

Listen.

I'm about Code Vein. I just saw a demo preview. This is EXACTLY what I like. This is the kind of character developing and trial and error that makes me love gaming. And I'm a self proclaimed Loot Whore. More weapons? More Powers? I'm there.

Squilookle:
I'm in Aus

The Eupho Guy:
This is also a problem I have.

trunkage:
Also an Aussie

Seems to me that we have a Trio of Heroes to protect the world while the rest of us sleep. Fight on and sing us songs of your glory.

Specter Von Baren:
Ah I also have Smash, Arms, and Splatoon 2. I wasn't sure if anyone here was a multiplayer game player for Switch. I also have night shift so I'm up until 4-6 AM so my sleeping schedule might be more in line with the Aussies.

Arms needs more love. I'm not the best of it. They need to release some pro joy-cons soon. I used to do Fitness Boxing, but I got tired of actually getting the punch but the Gyro not calibrating in time.

But maybe we can work out some Squid Now/Kid Now action.

This is a good thread. I might have the mod team introduce a forum for specifically this stuff. Maybe we'll even do game with the editor nights or something.

ObsidianJones:

Dreiko:
And on that note, the new game from the god eater people, Code Vein, is coming out next month and it's one of the few things I've preordered this year so maybe we can get some vampire party action going when that hits too.

Listen to me.

Listen.

I'm about Code Vein. I just saw a demo preview. This is EXACTLY what I like. This is the kind of character developing and trial and error that makes me love gaming. And I'm a self proclaimed Loot Whore. More weapons? More Powers? I'm there.

The story/themes of the world are really my cup of tea, that's my main hook since I really love that style of anime take on magical vampires. Though seeing the gameplay definitely didn't dampen my hype either :D.

Wings012:
I think I would like someone to spar with in the various fighting games I own. GGXrd, SCVI, (might convince me to buy the season pass for SCVI) but being stuck in Malaysia means shoddy latency with anywhere that isn't SEA or Hong Kong. I'm also quite terrible at fighting games.

Having a Discord or equivalent set up will probably help facilitate this whole thing regardless.

Yeah the connection from US to SEA is definitely gonna be a 0 bar 10f+ lag affair XD. That's the issue with fighters, you always have people but they're either on different platforms or continents.

Still if we get Xrd going you can maybe find someone else in your neck of the woods. Lets not give up.

SC6 is like, the one fighter I don't have btw XD. I almost got it cause 2B but I already have too many so I stopped lol.

Nick Calandra:
This is a good thread. I might have the mod team introduce a forum for specifically this stuff. Maybe we'll even do game with the editor nights or something.

Oohhh. Nice. Glad to see you're interested in us. We're probably not worth the effort given our small population but I appreciate it.

Specter Von Baren:

Nick Calandra:
This is a good thread. I might have the mod team introduce a forum for specifically this stuff. Maybe we'll even do game with the editor nights or something.

Oohhh. Nice. Glad to see you're interested in us. We're probably not worth the effort given our small population but I appreciate it.

Bah, we're about to give the forums a shot in the arm here this weekend. New Community Manager being introduced, Current Events forum being added to get the politics stuff out of Off-Topic. Lots of stuff happening on Escapist right now and I'm more than open to new ideas to get the community here more involved with the main site again.

Heroes of the Storm, Vermintide 2, WOW, and Overwatch I play mostly for my online gaming needs.

Nick Calandra:

Specter Von Baren:

Nick Calandra:
This is a good thread. I might have the mod team introduce a forum for specifically this stuff. Maybe we'll even do game with the editor nights or something.

Oohhh. Nice. Glad to see you're interested in us. We're probably not worth the effort given our small population but I appreciate it.

Bah, we're about to give the forums a shot in the arm here this weekend. New Community Manager being introduced, Current Events forum being added to get the politics stuff out of Off-Topic. Lots of stuff happening on Escapist right now and I'm more than open to new ideas to get the community here more involved with the main site again.

Having stickies for genres or even individual games that people can use to matchmake would help a lot if you make a specific board for people to get together.

Also if you plan on having staff play with us you can maybe integrate that into a "how 2 git gud" style article where the staff member chronicles their efforts towards these sessions in these pieces and other past experiences they have had with these games. That way you can just throw a staffer into the tiger den and see how the average beginner has to approach getting into a game with an established community but you can also use an experienced staffer offer perspective on how it feels to play a game at a higher level vs other people of varying skill levels.

I think fighting games especially suffer from an intimidation factor that makes people too skittish to attempt getting into them so any work dispelling that notion would be great in my eyes as a huge fan of the genre.

I remember back in the day that the escapist hosted a session of playing cod4. It was the only time I played with other people from this site.

As far as affordability goes, the best game for anyone here to start playing together with from my list is 100% Orange Juice.

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It's super cheap and it's basically Mario Party but without the minigames and more randomness, which sounds bad but in practice, since so much is random in the game it doesn't feel bad to lose and since there's no minigames, it's basically just boiled down to risk assessment. It's lots of fun and the artstyle and humor help reinforce the laid back attitude of the game.

Dreiko:

Nick Calandra:

Specter Von Baren:

Oohhh. Nice. Glad to see you're interested in us. We're probably not worth the effort given our small population but I appreciate it.

Bah, we're about to give the forums a shot in the arm here this weekend. New Community Manager being introduced, Current Events forum being added to get the politics stuff out of Off-Topic. Lots of stuff happening on Escapist right now and I'm more than open to new ideas to get the community here more involved with the main site again.

Having stickies for genres or even individual games that people can use to matchmake would help a lot if you make a specific board for people to get together.

Also if you plan on having staff play with us you can maybe integrate that into a "how 2 git gud" style article where the staff member chronicles their efforts towards these sessions in these pieces and other past experiences they have had with these games. That way you can just throw a staffer into the tiger den and see how the average beginner has to approach getting into a game with an established community but you can also use an experienced staffer offer perspective on how it feels to play a game at a higher level vs other people of varying skill levels.

I think fighting games especially suffer from an intimidation factor that makes people too skittish to attempt getting into them so any work dispelling that notion would be great in my eyes as a huge fan of the genre.

This was near what I was thinking about. Not just for random games that we already enjoy, although we should definitely do that. We could have a Gaming Book Club of sorts. Like the month prior, we look at deals for multiplayer games that we can get into or games we already own, and then set up matches in them. If the game is say, Guilty Gear Xrd and we already have some people already into that game, we can organize some practice sessions and what not.

Sort of like of like this

"Ok, Escapists, we voted. Due to the sales and/or the majority of people either picked it up or already had it, the PS4 Escapist's Gaming Club for October will be Guilty Gear Xrd, the Xbox One game will be Call of Duty, and the PC game will be Starcraft. If anyone wants to sign up for a mentor role, please note it here and we'll get it added to the Monthly page. Those who are interested in learning or just random battles, sign up and we'll do our usual thing of posting availability weekly and seeing what can happen."

If we want to try a shooter- I'd definitely have to nominate Battlefield 1942. Not only can anyone download it for FREE, but it can host dedicated servers, allows up to 64 players at once, can fill any unused player slots with bots, and runs smoothly and bug free on just about any old potato people are using these days.

Plus it has mods. So many mods...

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Not to mention it's not just for shooter fans, it also caters to flight combat fans with its fighters/dive bombers/heavy bombers, tank game enthusiasts with light/medium/heavy tanks and mobile artillery, and fans of ship combat- with destroyers, battleships, carriers... hell even submarines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fWWTZ4lnm4

Only if it's single player.

One game I completely forgot about (because I'm waiting for Shadowkeep) is Destiny 2. I already have a clan, but I'd be down for raids or nightfalls if people are short on numbers.

Dreiko:

Nick Calandra:

Specter Von Baren:

Oohhh. Nice. Glad to see you're interested in us. We're probably not worth the effort given our small population but I appreciate it.

Bah, we're about to give the forums a shot in the arm here this weekend. New Community Manager being introduced, Current Events forum being added to get the politics stuff out of Off-Topic. Lots of stuff happening on Escapist right now and I'm more than open to new ideas to get the community here more involved with the main site again.

Having stickies for genres or even individual games that people can use to matchmake would help a lot if you make a specific board for people to get together.

Also if you plan on having staff play with us you can maybe integrate that into a "how 2 git gud" style article where the staff member chronicles their efforts towards these sessions in these pieces and other past experiences they have had with these games. That way you can just throw a staffer into the tiger den and see how the average beginner has to approach getting into a game with an established community but you can also use an experienced staffer offer perspective on how it feels to play a game at a higher level vs other people of varying skill levels.

I think fighting games especially suffer from an intimidation factor that makes people too skittish to attempt getting into them so any work dispelling that notion would be great in my eyes as a huge fan of the genre.

I remember the Diable 3 guides on this site back in the day. I admit to using them

I do tend to play mostly on the PS4 (most of my PC games are singleplayer, Oxygen not Included being one of my main ones at the moment)

In terms of general dropin random play, Monster Hunter World Ice borne, Remnant from the Ashes, and Warframe are the main ones I po into with some regularity presently. (or if someone was running a Pixark server)

Seth Carter:
I do tend to play mostly on the PS4 (most of my PC games are singleplayer, Oxygen not Included being one of my main ones at the moment)

In terms of general dropin random play, Monster Hunter World Ice borne, Remnant from the Ashes, and Warframe are the main ones I po into with some regularity presently. (or if someone was running a Pixark server)

I'm up for iceborne as well as Xrd! Lets hunt some dragons while in dragon install :D.

Well now that the weekend is here, if anyone is up for a game of 100% Orange Juice then I can set up a game tomorrow at a specified time.

I picked up Borderlands 3, I wouldn't mind trying out multiplayer with Escapists. Except...

It isn't well optimized, it doesn't have crossplay (I'm on PC,) and I work weird hours so I'm playing at odd times. Still if someone wants to give it a try, I'm game.

I use something called OCTGN to play Magic The Gathering with friends. It's basically a virtual tabletop. I pretty much just play EDH with my friends and we're pretty casual. Decks aren't too competitive and are really more about messing around or shenanigans.

There's other games the platform supports too. I think most TCGs/CCGs are available from Duel Masters to Netrunner.

I might be able to accommodate random EDH sessions and I can share all the silly decks I've made.

Otherwise, just putting the platform out there as an idea for people wanting something free to try out.

Is that like MTG arena or MTGO where you need to build up your collection before you can do much? Because I'm already kinda committed to Arena, so I'm not really looking for another grind. I'm all for goofy magic shenanigans, though

Nah. You have access to all the cards, and while previously you had to download the art manually yourself - it has its own art downloader now. It's essentially a tabletop simulator.

It's lacking some convenience factor like resolving stuff for you and it is largely free form. I can freely create 1000 hippo creature tokens and cover your playing space with them or change your life total as I wish. It's all very manual, but that just makes it more like playing in real life I suppose. There is some built resolution for certain activated abilities(mostly those that create creature tokens), but it is really down to the players to figure out stack resolutions.

I'm not sure how legal it is, but well you can play EDH, Vintage or whatever crazy formats or agree upon house rules which MTGA/O are incapable of.

Neat. I do have a super janky izzet deck that I know wont work the way I want it to, but want to run anyways for the giggles, so consider me interested?

Hey, you know what's an ubiquitous game due to Steam Sales?

Left4Dead 2.

It's got infected, it's got special infected, it's got guns. And your children who aren't even born yet have steam accounts.

So...?

So, Code Vein is finally out so that's another thing to add to my list. Always up for all the fighters listed above as well. :D

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