Artsy Gamers, Secret Santas – 8th edition

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Want to gift and receive a game for Christmas aand make friends in the process? Just leave a comment in this thread and a secret Santa will be randomly assigned to you while you will alike be assigned to a lucky gamer/gamerette

Wuuppeee!!! 2017 Christmas! Gifting  & being gifted time has finally arrived again ! Let the paaarty beegiiiin!!!

What?

On this magical occasion we shall continue our proud tradition, come wind or snow (we hope)! We’ve started building a list for 2017 of people who are interested in joining. On the 24th I will use this list to randomly extract (out of something christmasy, like a hat or something) everybody’s Secret Artsy Santa. Then I will contact the people on the list with info to their respective giftee.

The nitty gritty

For specifics I would propose a low budget Steam game (thousands of games at <10€. It’s more about the fun and the gesture than anything else). I propose Steam ’cause it’s the most hassle free and it’s digital instant delivery makes it convenient, plus I know quite a couple of us have an account lying around somewhere. However Good Old Games (gog.com) also has fantastic games at fantastic prices (and amazing sales) and so do other networks, so we’ve got even more options. Plenty of choices & probably a ton of fab holiday deals on fantastic games are guaranteed :D I’m not mentioning Playstation & Xbox although a lot of us are gaming there simply because a) I don’t know of an easy way to gift there b) it risks raising the costs prohibitively. If however  that is okay for you, that’s of course perfectly fine also, though Steam is still a likelier focal point.

Also if you just want to research what people might like, we have a steam group: steamcommunity.com/groups/artsygamer and from it you can add friends and see their wishlists, in case you’re temporarily out of ideas, plus friending them now is not just nice but also a good preparation for when the actual gifting will happen.

Why would I do it?

Well… for the huge joy of giving, of course! Imagine you get to browse through a ton of games, remembering the ones you liked most, and share one with somebody, spreading the joy, making the world a better place! As an incredible added bonus you will also get to have a cool surprise waiting for you to unwrap. Even if you’ve played the game before it will be super fun to get it, knowing that somebody else (and you get to wonder who) reaaaallly enjoyed that game and thought it was special enough to share. It probably meant a LOT in their life… it’s magical to share that!

I want in! How?

Well, just leave a comment, gimme a private message (top menu), email, or facebook or even contact form… the popular quickie favorite: you could just leave a comment here if the email you’re registered with is the one you’ll want to be receiving your surprise on. Name + email … and that’s all :D Get ready to gift and receive! A meeeery Christmas is on the horizon !

Kirby Music Russianized

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Sounds interesting.

AC Unity’s French Revolution

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Great video editing of great footage from an amazing game! I enjoyed my visit to it’s 1789 Paris even significantly more than my visit to the contemporary Paris in it’s fullness of artwork and architecture and sculpture and set design and period costumes (plus the modern one had some missing monuments).

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Schkan’s hint: “Take a deep Breath and become a Legend”

This week I’m happy to introduce to everybody our newest artsygamer Schkan with her first great gameSketch proposal and cool hint.To many more! Welcome on board and congrats also for last week’s guess!

 
Usual rules: 3 tries per person. Winner gets to propose a gameSketch. x5 multiplier for first timers. Newcomers: you may ask for 3 freebies even if you didn’t yet guess anything. Outstanding credits: Schkan x4, Firefish x34, Jason Clark 10, Jaco x100, Marius, SebastianKErben x19, Radu x45, , 47Crows x19, Ange, PettyX90 x7, Pori x2, Tarpo x5, player347 x9, Diana x6, VideoGamesAsArt x2 , thegazer x9, BiaHawks x7, rsocu x5, Teofil S. Awaiting scenes from you guys.

 

Beyond: Two Souls – Behind the Scenes

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It’s always interesting to see the acting behind the game.

Non-Gamer Misconceptions

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A couple of valid points in this list.

Dork Souls

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Super funneh filled with insider jokes :))

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A steed or a camel may work just as well, but the latter fits the murderous protagonist’s birth land better.

 
Usual rules: 3 tries per person. Winner gets to propose a gameSketch. x5 multiplier for first timers. Newcomers: you may ask for 3 freebies even if you didn’t yet guess anything. Outstanding credits: Firefish x34, Jason Clark 10, Jaco x100, Marius, SebastianKErben x19, Radu x45, , 47Crows x19, Ange, PettyX90 x7, Pori x2, Tarpo x5, player347 x9, Diana x6, VideoGamesAsArt x2 , thegazer x9, BiaHawks x7, rsocu x5, Teofil S. Awaiting scenes from you guys.

 

ROLE-playing in the world of Skyrim

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Wanted to share this storyteller’s youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt4dvC3zSbYDeHo-LrMVrvLPH6ktuD2O7 because he has a ton of really amazingly intricate stories built that can enrich the Skyrim experience with elaborate well written character naratives and many interesting ideas of gameplay approaches to complement the actual ROLE-playing. For example i found this story surprising:

Woow! so much story building, and quite elaborate good dramatic stories, too. I quite admire that. This is like using the game/gameplay of Skyrim like a tabletop Dungeon Master would use props and tool, all with the end of telling/experiencing a story. It’s a whole different way of looking at the game and one that adds a whole other dimension.

 

Another fascinating shockingly intricate story. I’m so sorry they disabled the class specialization that was there in Morrowind (was it there in Oblivion?).

Skyrim Playstyles

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I’ve played this game for so long in what i thought were different ways, yet it seems there’s still things I haven’t tried and this video gave me ideas. I’m currently rediscovering on Switch which was fun enough on itself but the illusion playstyle… i never thought it was doable… how intriguing.

Art of Assassin’s Creed Book

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like… woow! What amazing artwork, what amazing artists, what an amazing world. And how amazing that it was actually brought to life in ways that sometimes even surpass the source with a whole bigger than the sum of it’s parts. Available on Amazon.

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Jaco hint: an ax, a Nazi: full of possibility

This week we have a proposal from the gameSketch guessing champ Jaco himself!

 
Usual rules: 3 tries per person. Winner gets to propose a gameSketch. x5 multiplier for first timers. Newcomers: you may ask for 3 freebies even if you didn’t yet guess anything. Outstanding credits: Firefish x34, Jason Clark 10, Jaco x100, Marius, SebastianKErben x18, Radu x45, , 47Crows x19, Ange, PettyX90 x7, Pori x2, Tarpo x5, player347 x9, Diana x6, VideoGamesAsArt x2 , thegazer x9, BiaHawks x7, rsocu x5, Teofil S. Awaiting scenes from you guys.

 

Behind the Cuphead Music

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Interesting peek behind the curtain, nice music on a game with memorable artistic retro visuals.

Facial Capture Tech Discussion [L.A. Noire]

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Great technical insights.

Belgium has not (yet?) declared Loot Boxes Gambling

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This seems a correction to a previous news floating around such as this one. Still, things do seem to be moving in that direction regardless. For example the politician speaking at 8:47 seems to have figured out a niche that will get him what all politicians want: a lot of attention, and since others want that too, i see it likely to have more dominoes falling:

“loot boxes becoming the corn syrup of the games industry” :))

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