looking at the metaverse and it's so funny because one of THE big things that made secondlife skyrocket in value for a little bit was the promise of it being a place where your college and business could deliver shitty virtual conferences and stuff and

this is exactly that
you say "virtual conference" once every 10 years and venture capital people will come running to give you shitloads of money
i suppose facebook's real promise here is that "unlike secondlife, a bunch of furries can't come in and fill the sky with 3d penises" which of course is a big boo from us but a big thumbs up from every corporate shithead
what really sucks is i'd actually like VR spaces of existing libraries where you could create instances where it's just for you and a couple of friends and you could just chill there, peruse the libraries contents together, but that's much more a Public Service than corps want

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alright, the sales are rolling in, so you know what that means - time for a game sale rec thread. will be rolling in from steam, gog, and itchio's when it starts.

as ever, i focus primarily on older, obscure, and weirder games that wouldn't get as much attention.

so, onwards!
Forklift Load ($2.69) - exactly what it looks like, and not at all. you're an AI forklift in a future where humans have disappeared. help other AIs as you puzzle over this strange, serene world. for fans of nier:automata, shenmue, and euro truck simulator. store.steampowered.com/app/1392490/Fo…
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people get weird about this cuz "that's blackmail!" when it would just be literally finally enforcing already existing laws
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