[Games/2018/17]

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Howdy y'all, I'm gonna tell you about an indie game I played recently that I really liked, but I also want you to tell me about a game you enjoyed more than usual recently, indie or otherwise.
It was on the Humble Monthly trove awhile ago, and it stood out to me immediately, but I only got around to playing it recently. It's called Hitchhiker. TW: it is rather artsy fartsy, but I did not find it to be obnoxiously so. It's a mystery game where you are picked up by a man while hitchhiking. You know what, I'm just gonna copy what the website says about it

"
You’re a hitchhiker on a strange journey, unable to remember who you are or where you’re headed. Something in your recent past has stolen your memory— but what? The highway offers clues: a matchbook hidden in your armrest, a photo in the glovebox, billboards and crows along the roadside. Your driver, a farmer, wants to help you, and his personal memories and recollections provide an unexpected window into your own backstory.

So far, so good… until a chance slip-up exposes a pattern of deception, secret correspondences and cruel design. From there, the road is full of surprising turns that will challenge every assumption you’ve made along the way. To complete your journey, you’ll need to choose your friends wisely— never knowing if your worst enemy is your own subconscious mind. Hitchhiker is a game about memory, identity and loss, all along a highway where nothing is quite what it seems.
"

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Yawn.

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@2 shut up retard, don't FUCK with GAMERS because we'll suck your dick

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Okay, I get that you're joking, but... why do people who play games call themselves gamers? Sometimes I jack off, but I don't give myself the title of "masturbator." Sometimes I drink, but I don't call myself a drinker or smoker. So why is spending free time play video games for leisure something people base their identity around? I don't get it.

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@4
It's about community; there's not as cohesive a community around wacking off: to identify yourself as a person who games immediately puts you in that community