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Claire Jackson
clairejackson
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It really does feel like DMZ accomplishes what those multiplayer Ghost Recon titles had been trying and failing to accomplish, and the session-based format is probably a big contributor there. My buddies and I aren’t all gonna wade through each others Ubisoft open-world sandboxes to try to figure out who’s getting Read more

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My two would be......
1. Make a mental note where the portal is. I spent a good bit of time trying to find it before taking more of a note where I came into the stage at. Read more

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Try playing Sunset Overdrive! It’s got plenty of jokes poking fun at video game tropes and structure, but it’s also very clear that the people making the jokes are game lovers themselves.

Oh, and it’s not a constant onslaught of gross-out “humor” Read more

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[Read in the gruff voice of my Conservative Uncle]

You just couldn’t make a game like Metal Gear Solid 2 in 2001's overly sensitive PC culture!” Read more

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As much fun as I have with DMZ it just makes me wish The Division’s Survival Mode had gained more traction. I have a lot of issues with The Division itself but Survival was goddamn great. Being tacked on as paid DLC probably didn't do it any favors. I would absolutely play a standalone version of it.  Read more

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I play DMZ solo. Not the best idea for success. One time, I decided to hop the train because I thought that would be the easiest way to do the “visit 6 POIs” faction mission. I got on the train and was cruising along picking up POIs when we started passing AI enemies who were clipping me even though I was wedged Read more

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Honestly, Halo Infinite has started filling a similar role that Halo 5 did for me: A pretty lackluster campaign with an excellent multiplayer mode tied to a pretty pointless but ultimately easy-to-ignore progression system. Read more

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AFAICT anything you find and exfil with gets automatically unlocked. So if you find a heartbeat sensor in the field and exfil with it, you should be able to equip it in your loadout from now on even if you’re not high enough level yet.
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DMZ is such a weird choice for a name.

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I would love a straight-up solos version of this. Some of the missions are great in a group, but some are a real pain to do with others who aren’t committed to finishing it. The one where I had to extract 6 killstreaks in one deployment, I just channeled my inner loot gremlin and avoided anything and everything Read more

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I really, REALLY want a easy version of this game mode where I don’t have to strategically plan things, can play on my own and just fuck around doing missions. I don’t care about blueprints. I really just want to fuck around on the map in the hour I have between getting home from work and going to the pub. Read more

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I’ve been having a lot of fun with friends and strangers alike in this mode, more over with global chat.
BTW, you can recruit other players in this mode to join your team, up to 6 players! it becomes so chaotically fun at that point!
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For some reason my main save is bugged so my pants are invisible, they’re there and equipped but my v decided she’d much rather show the world her vagina than wear the wonderful skirt I found.  Read more

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Can we just acknowledge that making Meredith a one mission fling in the prologue was the gravest sin this game made though. Read more

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Going from “normal” synths (both hardware and software) to modular was a huge eye-opener. It’s like a different universe, and I felt a bit like a beginner all over again for a while. But I found it really inspiring and still do. Read more

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A few of the favorites I’ve been enjoying on my deck that didn’t make this list:

Cuphead
Star-Wars Squadrons
Hades

All perform well and are a delight to play on the Deck Read more

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Im using my steam deck mostly to play calm, mouse driven games, so my recommendation is Into The Breach. Sure it came out in 2018, but it just got an enormous free update that increased the content by more than half. Read more

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I’ve been loving Stray on the steam deck and it runs perfectly when set the refresh and frame lock at 40hz/fps with the default settings (same as is recommended for many newer or more demanding games - with the refresh rate locked to the same as the frame rate it really helps make it feel smooth despite the lower Read more

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