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Title: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on June 21, 2013, 02:55:17 AM
Did we lose the last gaming thread? I can't seem to find it.

Anyway, I just finished The Last of Us and all I can say is wow. A game hasn't made me ask moral questions like that in a very long time (if ever). I'd definitely recommend it if you have the time/money.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on June 21, 2013, 03:03:00 AM
I'll add it to my list, when it comes to PC and I have my new one. :P
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Aroura33 on June 21, 2013, 03:23:43 AM
I play some PC games, mostly MMO's,but other stuff, too.  Are there any other GIRL gamers out there?  SVZurich is, I know.  Anyone else?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on June 21, 2013, 05:13:12 AM
Quote from: "Agramon"
Did we lose the last gaming thread? I can't seem to find it.
Yeah, it's gone.  This is officially the new thread about gaming.  But first, the proper rites must be observed.

*escorts forumgoers to a vast hall, utterly empty save for hundreds of braziers hanging from an unseeable ceiling.  Light shines dimly on an irregularly tiled floor*
*places green turtle shells in a ring*
*adds a ring of golden rings*
*adds a ring of hearts*
*adds a ring of pokeballs*
*adds a ring of ornate medieval weapons and armor*
*adds a ring of alien artefacts and power armor*
*adds a ring of sentry turrets*
*adds a ring tesla coils, humming with power*
*places a throne of melted down PCs and consoles in the exact center*

TIER PARGON PARGON PARGON PARGON MANTOROK CHATTURGA ULYAOTH XELLOTATH

You too will come to understand fear, as I have.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on June 21, 2013, 07:04:23 AM
You've never grinded before you've played RuneScape and gotten a Completionist Cape. It takes a minimum of 1 year to get (took me 5 years), but that's if you play like 18 hours a day, every day, and never AFK or goof around.

Latest Adventure Log pic:
(http://http://puu.sh/3e5so)

Or view it directly:
http://services.runescape.com/m=adventu ... Name=sal+j (http://services.runescape.com/m=adventurers-log/display_player_profile.ws?searchName=sal+j)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on June 21, 2013, 09:19:21 AM
Dammit I started the last thread :(

Ive been playing Path of Exile so much my hand has actually begun to hurt quite badly and im taking a couple days off from clicky games.

MMO's have largely lost their appeal to me. I want to like neverwinter, but its pretty goddamn bland actually. The voice acting is embarrassing, the gameplay is generic, and its a F2P model which means at some point I will be pressured to spend money and I DO NOT LIKE THAT. It seems every single MMO being released today is under the F2P model, and frankly that has totally ruined the genre for me. Theres something about adopting a F2P model that stifles the storytelling and lore aspects and inevitably makes the game far more grindy.

POE did it right, making damn sure that almost every single thing in the store was cosmetic. The only non-cosmetic purchase you can make is getting more stash tabs, which frankly you do not absolutely need. Its a convenience buy and nothing more.

Anyway ive been waiting for the next big game to come out. By big I mean big to me. Like the next skyrim or something. A game with obvious quality, that clearly shows that the developers had a love for what they were doing and weren't just out to foist some preorder piece of shit with day one DLC on the market, make 100 million dollars and then discontinue support after 4 months.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on June 21, 2013, 09:27:06 AM
Planetary Annihilation. Still have to wait until September to be able to play in the Beta. But worth the wait I think.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on June 21, 2013, 09:27:48 AM
What about that Elder Scroll MMO?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on June 21, 2013, 10:18:19 AM
Quote from: "Sal1981"
What about that Elder Scroll MMO?

Beta. I wasn't invited :(
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on June 21, 2013, 12:39:56 PM
I play the Mass Effect Trilogy every day. My son built me a water-cooled gaming computer with a 22 inch monitor. I never get tire of making new characters, and the game is always different and challenging. On insane level it is impossible for me to beat. After an operation I was very slow mentally and my son thought the game would help. It did! I couldn't even do the very easy puzzles in the game at first without help, but now they are easy. This game works on so many levels, and the graphics on Mass Effect 3 and the add-ons are superb. Solitary
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Farroc on June 21, 2013, 03:15:55 PM
I'm waiting on the new mmorpg by Artix Entertainment. I haven't gotten a chance to help alpha test though. I'm a big fan of their last mmorpg AQW. It's the only mmo I've ever played in which the devs have so close to their players. I actually met the two main founders in game once. Artix and Cysero.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Farroc on June 21, 2013, 03:34:58 PM
Hah! i ScreenShot'd the 420 marijuana thing before it could go away!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Aroura33 on June 21, 2013, 06:09:00 PM
I've gotten pretty burned out on MMo's lately too.  On the one hand, everything is too freaking easy.  They tell you where every quest giver is with giant!!, and there is an arrow or glowing line leading you to completion.  SOOOO not what I started out with.  On the other hand, I don't have time to spend 5 days figuring out a single quest like I used to.  Well, maybe I do, maybe we all do.  I mean, I played EQ for almost 3 years and never reached max level.  I played other games for years too (DaoC for example), and didn't get bored.  Lately, I play an MMO for 1 or 2 months, and I fell like I have completed over 75% of the content.  NOT fun.

The only MMO I really enjoyed recently was Secret World.  It had bugs to start out, but damn, if you want a challenge, that game is the best MMO in years.  Almost, every quest is hard.  The voice acting ac cut scenes are spectacular, the story line is engaging and actually makes sense. I did spend hours on single quests, specifically the puzzle styles.  I didn't leave the first area for over a month!  There is so much to do in each area, and a Horror Genre was so novel, compared to the Fantasy and Sci-Fi dominated MMO Market, it was a total blast.  I highly recommend trying it, if you haven't.  The dungeons (instances)were also the best I've played in years and years. A few were actually startling and scary!  And hard...damn freaking harder than any other recent MMO.  First MMO in ages that kept me playing for a long time.  I quit after 7 months only because it actually got too hard.  I found the Nightmare instances, as a healer, to be too much of a nightmare.  Weeks spent trying to learn one boss.  I hear they have been tuned down a bit, so I might go back and try it out again.

The only real downer in Secret World is the PvP, which is more like PvE with some PvP tossed in, and not that well done.  Much like Warhammer, follow Zerg around from PvE point to point.  
Everything else about the game is totally awesome!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on June 21, 2013, 07:00:39 PM
Quote from: "Aroura33"
I've gotten pretty burned out on MMo's lately too.  On the one hand, everything is too freaking easy.  They tell you where every quest giver is with giant!!, and there is an arrow or glowing line leading you to completion.  SOOOO not what I started out with.  On the other hand, I don't have time to spend 5 days figuring out a single quest like I used to.  Well, maybe I do, maybe we all do.  I mean, I played EQ for almost 3 years and never reached max level.  I played other games for years too (DaoC for example), and didn't get bored.  Lately, I play an MMO for 1 or 2 months, and I fell like I have completed over 75% of the content.  NOT fun.

The only MMO I really enjoyed recently was Secret World.  It had bugs to start out, but damn, if you want a challenge, that game is the best MMO in years.  Almost, every quest is hard.  The voice acting ac cut scenes are spectacular, the story line is engaging and actually makes sense. I did spend hours on single quests, specifically the puzzle styles.  I didn't leave the first area for over a month!  There is so much to do in each area, and a Horror Genre was so novel, compared to the Fantasy and Sci-Fi dominated MMO Market, it was a total blast.  I highly recommend trying it, if you haven't.  The dungeons (instances)were also the best I've played in years and years. A few were actually startling and scary!  And hard...damn freaking harder than any other recent MMO.  First MMO in ages that kept me playing for a long time.  I quit after 7 months only because it actually got too hard.  I found the Nightmare instances, as a healer, to be too much of a nightmare.  Weeks spent trying to learn one boss.  I hear they have been tuned down a bit, so I might go back and try it out again.

The only real downer in Secret World is the PvP, which is more like PvE with some PvP tossed in, and not that well done.  Much like Warhammer, follow Zerg around from PvE point to point.  
Everything else about the game is totally awesome!

Damn wish I had picked it up last week. It was half off on steam.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on June 22, 2013, 12:10:23 AM
Quote from: "Sal1981"
What about that Elder Scroll MMO?

I'm going to check that out when it's done with beta.

We should put our servers and character names down and play together some... my last guild on an MMO had a uber-xtain in it... he got upset a cussing and always talked to us about praying for shit. The problem was that he was the brother of the GM. The GM was a great guy. He was probably xtain too but never talked about it...

I'm currently playing Mechwarrior Online.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Aroura33 on June 22, 2013, 01:04:25 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Aroura33"
I've gotten pretty burned out on MMo's lately too.  On the one hand, everything is too freaking easy.  They tell you where every quest giver is with giant!!, and there is an arrow or glowing line leading you to completion.  SOOOO not what I started out with.  On the other hand, I don't have time to spend 5 days figuring out a single quest like I used to.  Well, maybe I do, maybe we all do.  I mean, I played EQ for almost 3 years and never reached max level.  I played other games for years too (DaoC for example), and didn't get bored.  Lately, I play an MMO for 1 or 2 months, and I fell like I have completed over 75% of the content.  NOT fun.

The only MMO I really enjoyed recently was Secret World.  It had bugs to start out, but damn, if you want a challenge, that game is the best MMO in years.  Almost, every quest is hard.  The voice acting ac cut scenes are spectacular, the story line is engaging and actually makes sense. I did spend hours on single quests, specifically the puzzle styles.  I didn't leave the first area for over a month!  There is so much to do in each area, and a Horror Genre was so novel, compared to the Fantasy and Sci-Fi dominated MMO Market, it was a total blast.  I highly recommend trying it, if you haven't.  The dungeons (instances)were also the best I've played in years and years. A few were actually startling and scary!  And hard...damn freaking harder than any other recent MMO.  First MMO in ages that kept me playing for a long time.  I quit after 7 months only because it actually got too hard.  I found the Nightmare instances, as a healer, to be too much of a nightmare.  Weeks spent trying to learn one boss.  I hear they have been tuned down a bit, so I might go back and try it out again.

The only real downer in Secret World is the PvP, which is more like PvE with some PvP tossed in, and not that well done.  Much like Warhammer, follow Zerg around from PvE point to point.  
Everything else about the game is totally awesome!

Damn wish I had picked it up last week. It was half off on steam.
It goes on sale constantly.  Keep your eyes open for the next one, and give it a try!
I just asked hubby to re-install it on my computer, so if you do play, let me know and I can help show you the ropes. :D
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on June 22, 2013, 03:22:12 AM
If you put the game on your steam wishlist, they will send you an email the next time it goes on offer. Steam is cool like that.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on June 22, 2013, 03:59:26 AM
Rift is free to play now.  I'm enjoying it a great deal.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the game, here's a brief primer:

[spoil:2ze8alfr]Rift is a really polished fantasy MMO sort of like WoW, except for a few key differences:
* Souls.  You pick from 4 pretty standard classes (warrior, mage, cleric, rogue) BUT, unlike most other MMOs, you're not locked into a single talent tree.  You get to mix and match abilities from a ton of talent trees.  Do you want to go ranged DPS?  Tank?  Buffs?  Heals?  You can.  And you can switch between them on the fly.  (out of combat, of course)  It literally takes like 5 seconds to switch.  There's no one way to play your class.
* Rifts.  Imagine you're derping around doing a quest.  A rift pops up near you and a bunch of baddies spawn on the ground around it.  You charge in there and fight them.  A couple players join you.  You beat wave after wave of enemies.  The rift closes and you all get your rewards.
* Invasions.  After closing that rift, a whole crapton of 'em open up and tons of soldiers pour out of them - marching on your camps.  You join a huge amount of players and duke it out with the enemy. You defend your camps.  You push back the invaders.  You seal the rifts.  Then their leader appears and you bring hell to him.  Loot for everyone.  (loot is based on participation, not luck)

[youtube:2ze8alfr]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhAjTUiHOQU[/youtube:2ze8alfr]

P.S. You also instantly transport between zones through portals, not tiresome flightpaths.  The death penalty is practically nonexistent.  You can party up with other players easier than falling asleep.  Which you won't be doing any more, because this game is that addictive.

P.P.S. Defiants > Guardians.  If you have trouble deciding, consider this:  if Jesus existed, the Defiants would capture him, hook him up to a massive war engine, then bombard heaven and hell into submission.[/spoil:2ze8alfr]
Features:
* Max cap has been raised from 50 to 60 and it takes a heck of a lot longer to gain news levels in that bracket  (a week or two to get from 50 to 60 depending on how heavily you play, which is about how long it takes to hit 50).
* You also earn planar attunement.  Makes you better against a specific color of rift and its denizens (life, death, air, earth, fire, water, pvp).  You can put points in multiple rift colors.  Unknown if you can eventually max out all of them.
* There are now rampage quests - killing an albino werepanda automatically gives you a quest to kill 11 more.  Basically, these are genocide quests.  Our heroes, ladies and gents!
* Great Hunts.  Special rifts that spawn some insanely powerful enemies.  Think open-world raiding.
*  Lots of new zones.  The Storm Legion content is really pretty good.  The devs are definitely trion their hardest on this latest expansion.
*  Player [s:2ze8alfr]housing[/s:2ze8alfr] dimensions!  Basically, a cloistered little zone of your very own to mess around in with your friends.  Quite a few of 'em are basically water parks with lots of slides and stuff.  Very cool.
* Tempest Bay.  The new City for both Guardians and Defiants.  Jaw-dropping beautiful.

Cons:
* Combat can be a little too frenetic at times.  Quite a button-masher.
* You accumulate quests like candy (almost to the point of it being overwhelming at times)
*  My poor action bars now dwarf the periodic table of elements.  New abilities are great and all, but this is a beginning to be a bit much.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on June 22, 2013, 10:23:12 AM
I like Rift a lot, but I have to say that trying to level beyond 50 was like slamming into a brick wall at full speed. Far too grindy.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on June 22, 2013, 10:43:33 AM
Quote from: "kilodelta"
Quote from: "Sal1981"
What about that Elder Scroll MMO?

I'm going to check that out when it's done with beta.

We should put our servers and character names down and play together some... my last guild on an MMO had a uber-xtain in it... he got upset a cussing and always talked to us about praying for shit. The problem was that he was the brother of the GM. The GM was a great guy. He was probably xtain too but never talked about it...

I'm currently playing Mechwarrior Online.
I haven't played any of the Elder Scrolls games, but the MMO looks great.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Aroura33 on June 22, 2013, 01:11:11 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
RIFT
Cons:
* Combat can be a little too frenetic at times.  Quite a button-masher.
* You accumulate quests like candy (almost to the point of it being overwhelming at times)
*  My poor action bars now dwarf the periodic table of elements.  New abilities are great and all, but this is a beginning to be a bit much.
I still have Rift installed on my computer, but I simply cannot make myself enjoy it anymore.  Mostly this is due to the action bar / too man choices issue.  There are a million options for specs, and each option gives you tons of abilities, and it is overwhelming.
I simply cannot face the grind past 50 either.  my quests are MAXED out, I cannot fit any more in there, but I don't care to do them.  I'm not invested in the story, and I have no idea why I'm doing the quests I'm doing.

I think, possibly, I am just burned out on this type of MMO, because it certainly is polished, and has many playstyle options.  But the only challenge I find is sifting through the million options of soul combinations to make something that can solo elites, lol.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on June 22, 2013, 01:17:44 PM
So, fiddling with the 3DS I have to wonder what drugs Nintendo is on these days. Luigi's Mansoon Dark Moon is an enjoyable enough game. A bit cheap at times, but Nintendo games were always king of the cheap hit. I do not care if I only one star every single fucking level, but I do care that the game feels the need to rub my nose in it.

But the controls are terrible. The worst part is you have a flashbulb thing that stuns ghosts and turns minor enemies into coins or worthless puffs of smoke. You hold the A button to charge it and release to let the flash go off. But you can't turn while charging, which is a simple piece of functionality that should be there, that could be there. But isn't there.

It's annoying.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on June 22, 2013, 01:33:42 PM
Really looking forward to Destiny, the MMO shooter in development by Bungie. I've never really been excited for this genre, but Destiny it seems is going to change that.

[youtube:1nd74l5p]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBNdrJMwrkc[/youtube:1nd74l5p]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on June 22, 2013, 01:55:22 PM
Quote from: "Aroura33"
I simply cannot face the grind past 50 either.  my quests are MAXED out, I cannot fit any more in there, but I don't care to do them.  I'm not invested in the story, and I have no idea why I'm doing the quests I'm doing.
Yeah.  The leveling is pretty excruciating, and the quests are nothing to write home about.  My favorite was one in pelladine where you hijack a mech and go to town on other mechs and some infantry, but they're mostly pretty generic.  I do like the new quests where you can bring a dormant base online and then have to defend it against wave after wave of invaders.  Those can get pretty hairy really quick.

(http://http://mimg.ugo.com/200812/23351/top-11-epic-battles-starship-troopers.jpg)

Quote
I think, possibly, I am just burned out on this type of MMO, because it certainly is polished, and has many playstyle options.  But the only challenge I find is sifting through the million options of soul combinations to make something that can solo elites, lol.
My main interest is in rifts/invasions.  Zone events make my day.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on June 23, 2013, 02:06:40 PM
Yeah but even the rifts and zone events get samey after a while. The rifts are all kill x to get to the next stage, util stage 3 where you kill an absurdly weak boss, then you kill x again to get to stage 5 where you kill another absurdly easy boss then you win!

And the zone events, while a bit more varied, do have a different fatal weakness. Anything that is too cumbersome or requires too much effort just simply doesn't get done. Like in scarwood reach there is frequently this zone event where you have to kill...totems or something? But they have like 1.5 trillion HP and are guarded by mega elites. Considering the reward for completing a zone event is usually a single source and nothing more, people have zero motivation to attempt to do anything other than the most straightforward and convenient events. Its not like there are any consequences for failing an event, so people just skip it.

Rift also shares the same fatal flaw that many other MMO's of its type have: too solo friendly. You can go all the way from 1 to 60 without ever being in a group with another player.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jmpty on June 23, 2013, 02:21:03 PM
Quote from: "Savior2006"
Really looking forward to Destiny, the MMO shooter in development by Bungie. I've never really been excited for this genre, but Destiny it seems is going to change that.

Writer posted a YouTube video (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBNdrJMwrkc)

This.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Aroura33 on June 23, 2013, 04:08:45 PM
So I went ahead and put Secret World back on my machine, and I love it all over again. The new auxilliary weapons are cool, and the first new quest I found took me back to the starter zone, and even though I have high lvl purple gear, the mobs were hard to kill. Much more fun!
I also recalled another of my favoite aspects, which is that aside from weapons, gear does not change your appearance. You can buy clothes in London, and look like whatever you want. There are hundreds of different tops, coats, vests, skirts, pants, shoes, boots, hats glasses, masks, and gloves. No one looks the same, every player really does look individual. And they broke up the reward outfits so you can wear individual pieces!

Anyway, still fun! I am actually going to go play some more right now.  :-D
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on June 23, 2013, 04:39:29 PM
Ive been waiting for it to go on sale but I got impatient. Its downloading now.

Also holy shit steam says 40,000 MB. WTF?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on June 23, 2013, 06:07:53 PM
Quote from: "Savior2006"
Really looking forward to Destiny, the MMO shooter in development by Bungie. I've never really been excited for this genre, but Destiny it seems is going to change that.

Writer posted a YouTube video (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBNdrJMwrkc)

Hell yeah, looks like a mix of several games I enjoy. I cant wait for it :D.

@Rift: The combat was boring as hell imo.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Aroura33 on June 23, 2013, 06:35:48 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Ive been waiting for it to go on sale but I got impatient. Its downloading now.

Also holy shit steam says 40,000 MB. WTF?
Yeah it's a hog.

If you want to hook up, servers are irrelevant, they use that cross server tech. My faction is Illuminati, but you can play with other factions too, except in PvP.

My toon is named Nynaeve. I should be playing most of the evening. PM me your toon name, or mssg me in game if you want. Hope you like it, and I did not talk you into a game you regret buying.  :oops:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on June 23, 2013, 06:47:53 PM
It is nigh-impossible to get a worthwhile version of Tempest these days.  :(
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on June 23, 2013, 08:22:05 PM
Quote from: "Aroura33"
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Ive been waiting for it to go on sale but I got impatient. Its downloading now.

Also holy shit steam says 40,000 MB. WTF?
Yeah it's a hog.

If you want to hook up, servers are irrelevant, they use that cross server tech. My faction is Illuminati, but you can play with other factions too, except in PvP.

My toon is named Nynaeve. I should be playing most of the evening. PM me your toon name, or mssg me in game if you want. Hope you like it, and I did not talk you into a game you regret buying.  :oops:

I had some issues with the login server. I read that it could take an hour for the game to recognize that you have access so I let it go until now. Ill give it another try in a few mins.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Aroura33 on June 23, 2013, 08:51:37 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Aroura33"
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Ive been waiting for it to go on sale but I got impatient. Its downloading now.

Also holy shit steam says 40,000 MB. WTF?
Yeah it's a hog.

If you want to hook up, servers are irrelevant, they use that cross server tech. My faction is Illuminati, but you can play with other factions too, except in PvP.

My toon is named Nynaeve. I should be playing most of the evening. PM me your toon name, or mssg me in game if you want. Hope you like it, and I did not talk you into a game you regret buying.  :oops:

I had some issues with the login server. I read that it could take an hour for the game to recognize that you have access so I let it go until now. Ill give it another try in a few mins.
I sent you a PM so we wouldn't derail the thread. :)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on June 24, 2013, 06:47:41 PM
I still need to beat Dragon Age. I made my elf gay accidentally. I also made him a Duelist/Assassin on purpose.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on June 25, 2013, 02:24:10 AM
I played Rift after reading about it here. It was a fun afternoon, but I'm pretty sure I'm not going to log back in, because it's basically just WoW with random events. I really wish there'd be something fresh and new in MMO land, because I do like the concept, it's just the execution that's always the same.

In the meantime, I'll continue to build my own games. That's actually starting to become more fun than playing them.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on June 25, 2013, 02:49:00 AM
World of Tanks comes to consoles free-to-play.  Unless you're using the Xbox360. (http://http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-06-24-world-of-tanks-and-the-free-to-play-console-war)

Corporate commander in action, ladies and gents.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Alloy Crow on July 07, 2013, 04:39:42 AM
Planetside 2 from sony, very addictive fps also it's free to play, huge battles, a-la Battlefield but bigger maps (continents) that 3 distinct factions are trying to take over. Multiple careers (engineer, light/heavy assault, medic, etc), highly customizable, you can buy your weapons, sights, upgrades, etc with real cash, or by cert points which are earned by experience. so you can have everything available for 'free' (except some superficial (cosmetic) stuff like camo for weapons/vehicles, horns for vehicles, suits for your characters, etc. stuff you really don't need) very nice game. takes a while to download (~8 gb). The game is updated and upgraded every now and then, including new weapons, bases, add-ons etc.
I chose the new conglomerate as a faction, the other ones seemed kinda dandy :P lol.
Highly recommended.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on July 07, 2013, 04:41:06 AM
Think I'm about to sell both of my x-boxes (probably won't get much for the broke one), the 3 games I have remaining for it (only 1 of which I play anymore) and get some new computer games.

Been highly addicted to Civ. 5 again, so I really want to get God's and Kings. I'm also looking at getting Endless Space and its expansion. As for what else... no clue.

Anything cheap on steam yall would recommend?

(Also, Planetside seemed AMAZING from what i played, but my computer was too laggy to handle it :)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on July 07, 2013, 09:19:48 AM
[youtube:2juv2qd0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLH0t1nDWGU[/youtube:2juv2qd0]

Cross-platform mmo-rpg. For mobile devices or as a Google chrome plug-in browsergame.
Leaving the 'platinum stuff' be, still leaves you with plenty of fun for free. I'm well past lvl12; level-ups and lucrative loot drops still occur at a high frequency. There are already expansionpacks for the gameworld.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on July 07, 2013, 04:42:14 PM
FF7 is on Steam.

[youtube:3i9r2pos]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yru6sLEFmHg[/youtube:3i9r2pos]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on July 07, 2013, 05:01:03 PM
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Anything cheap on steam yall would recommend?

Gunpoint. It's about 10$, only a few hours of gameplay, but it's awesome. Like, seriously, "I played through the game twice in a row the day I bought it just to see what more there was to do" awesome.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on July 07, 2013, 05:51:43 PM
One of my favorite games of all time is Tempest.

(http://http://www.rockartcreations.com/scott/images/collections/tempest.png)

The problem is, it does not translate well to modern day controllers. The arcade original used a spinner knob which a d-pad or touch screen simply cannot replicate. I suppose a properly implemented analog pad or stick would work. But the DS versions of this game don't have that.

Well, I found this version (http://http://my.ign.com/atari/tempest) online and it's the most playable I've managed to find, even though the mouse is a touch too loose. It's easy to mouse off the app which pauses the action which is like if a girl is sucking your dick and pauses just when it's getting good to ask if you'd seen the latest Johnny Depp movie. Well, maybe not quite that bad, but in either case someone deserves a donkey punch. But this version is playable if you can keep your movements small enough. Tempest is a game that requires precise controls which most other versions simply do not have.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on July 07, 2013, 06:16:38 PM
Well, I ended up buying 3 new civilizations for Civ 5. + the Gods and Kings expansion (*I may not have mentioned this before, but I am a Civ. addict since I believe Civ. 2). Once I sell my x-box I should have more money.

Gunpoint looks interesting Plu, I've added that one to my watchlist.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 07, 2013, 07:59:58 PM
Yea, and Team Fortess isn't that bad either for a free game. I'll have to re-dual boot Win 7 on my computer, because I haven't been able to play Black ops 2 or Skyrim lately since I have only been running Ubuntu.

I don't know if you guys have PS3, but, there are a bunch of really good free to play games on there including a Mulitplayer version of Uncharted and Tekken Revolution. There is also a Capcom collection game that I downloaded last night, that I didn't get around to playing yet.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on July 07, 2013, 08:24:39 PM
I would like a PS3, but I am selling my good x-box tomorrow for steam cash. I don't play it anymore, I just use it for youtube, hulu, hbo etc... and I can use my x-box with the broken cd drive for all the online aps.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 07, 2013, 08:38:48 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
I would like a PS3, but I am selling my good x-box tomorrow for steam cash. I don't play it anymore, I just use it for youtube, hulu, hbo etc... and I can use my x-box with the broken cd drive for all the online aps.
What games for steam do you have?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on July 07, 2013, 08:40:36 PM
Civ. 5, Team Fortress and CS:S.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on July 08, 2013, 12:09:40 AM
I got a shitload of steam games. You know, those classic game bundles that are like 5 bucks a pop.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: SilentFutility on July 08, 2013, 03:18:06 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Civ. 5, Team Fortress and CS:S.
Do you still play CS:S at all?
I do a bit if you fancied having a game together if we both happened to be online from time to time.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on July 08, 2013, 04:00:19 PM
So I finally got the wifi working with my 3DS. I am posting this using it. We'll see how it looks, but typing with a stylus is crap. At least it allows you to select the word you're trying to type, even if the word doesn't come up until the last character which doesn't really save you any time.

So I was browsing the store and besides adding the Game & Watch games to my wishlist I looked at some of the other games available and noticed Twin Bee was available for download bur it had been 3D-ified. Unlike many of the other videos on Nintendo's eShop, this one was in 3D and I noticed how much better the 3D looked on a 2D game. Xevious is another 3D-ified game, and it fits here even better. Xevious is a shooter where you had aerial and ground targets and a different shoot button for each, but on a 2D screen, it wasn't eady to distinguish the two at a glance, which is all you have during an action game. But in 3D, it gives the game needed dimension.

I just find it interesting that 3D seems to work best enhancing a 2D game or giving a largely 2D game one or two additional plains of play.

[youtube:bhookxxv]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbrDk2riqJ0[/youtube:bhookxxv]

[youtube:bhookxxv]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlq360e3bdI[/youtube:bhookxxv]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: ozymandias on July 08, 2013, 09:53:00 PM
I'm an old boardgamer.  Also played d&d when it first came out. Trying to get up enough scratch to replace my pc, till then my older platform is all I have and I use it to replay diablo 2 and morrowind (my favorite game)  didn;t care much for oblivion, it should not take 150 arrows to drop an ogre, and I thought world of warcraft was the most boring game I ever played.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: The Last Firstborn. on July 09, 2013, 12:20:12 AM
Recently purchased The Last Of Us. It's fun!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on July 09, 2013, 01:53:43 AM
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I'm an old boardgamer.

Cool! :) Boardgames are awesome. Which are your favorites?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on July 09, 2013, 04:49:51 AM
Quote from: "SilentFutility"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Civ. 5, Team Fortress and CS:S.
Do you still play CS:S at all?
I do a bit if you fancied having a game together if we both happened to be online from time to time.

Yeah sounds good. I have been having a really hard time adding friends though on steam, so hopefully it will let me add you...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jesus on July 09, 2013, 05:11:33 AM
Been playing Dragon Age: Origins. It's a lot of fun. It keeps crashing to the desktop, so I'm quite frustrated.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on July 09, 2013, 12:24:52 PM
Thank you Jesus for Mass Effect Trilogy!  8-)  Solitary
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Valigarmander on July 09, 2013, 04:47:45 PM
Since about age 4. I don't have as much time as I used to to play video games, but I still do it whenever I get the chance. Right now I'm playing Doom 64 for the first time on my old N64.

I actually help moderate a video game forum. I'd link to it, but I don't know AF's policy on linking to other forums.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on July 09, 2013, 05:45:17 PM
Now that Final Fantasy VII is available on Steam I've decided to finally play through the whole thing, after starting and then somehow losing it for ages. Broken copies of the game, lost discs, you name it. Its like the game's cursed or something.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on July 09, 2013, 06:54:49 PM
Going to buy that later, most likely.

Really loving the expansion to Civ 5.  Repubblica di Venezia (Venice) is one of the new civilizations, and it has some interesting mechanics... can only have one city (no settlers, no capturing enemy cities), but get like... double the trade routes and can buy stuff in puppet states. It its a whole new mechanic and play style, and I love it as I love the sea faring, culture/trade nations anyways.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: ozymandias on July 09, 2013, 08:35:00 PM
Quote from: "Plu"
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I'm an old boardgamer.

Cool! :) Boardgames are awesome. Which are your favorites?


Russian campaign, talisman, might and magic and ancient conquest 1.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on July 10, 2013, 02:26:10 AM
I didn't know there was a might and magic boardgame! That sounds interesting. I don't actually know any of these. Have never seen them in stores either.

From what I heard, there's a major difference in boardgames between the US and Europe, with american boardgames focussing more on story, elaborate maps and tiles, loads of rules, and random chance and european style games focussing more on simple, strong rules and player strategy, with less detailed maps and box contents.

Don't know if it's true, but it'd be interesting to see that difference. Actually, I have the game Monsters Menace America, which I think is pretty american style. You can clearly see how it's completely different from most of the other stuff sold here. But I have no idea if that game is comparable to other US games.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: ozymandias on July 10, 2013, 11:32:38 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
I didn't know there was a might and magic boardgame! That sounds interesting. I don't actually know any of these. Have never seen them in stores either.

From what I heard, there's a major difference in boardgames between the US and Europe, with american boardgames focussing more on story, elaborate maps and tiles, loads of rules, and random chance and european style games focussing more on simple, strong rules and player strategy, with less detailed maps and box contents.

Don't know if it's true, but it'd be interesting to see that difference. Actually, I have the game Monsters Menace America, which I think is pretty american style. You can clearly see how it's completely different from most of the other stuff sold here. But I have no idea if that game is comparable to other US games.

Most are old wargames, they came out in the 70's and early 80's and are unavailable today.  Also that should have been wizards and warriors, not might and magic.  My bad.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: _Xenu_ on July 10, 2013, 11:46:12 AM
Quote from: "the_antithesis"
It is nigh-impossible to get a worthwhile version of Tempest these days.  :(
Have you tried emulation? I've heard there's a really good version on Jaguar.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on July 10, 2013, 12:41:14 PM
Quote from: "_Xenu_"
Have you tried emulation? I've heard there's a really good version on Jaguar.

As a later post in this thread points out, the problem is the controller. Modern control schemes just cannot replicate a spinner.

And the Jaguar LOL. I have heard that Tempest 2000 is decent, but it's not worth getting a game system for one game. Also Tempest 2000 is a bit too busy and show-offy for my tastes. Much like the programmer's own Space Giraffe.

[youtube:dl0qzwd3]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoT-_2wC4vY[/youtube:dl0qzwd3]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on July 12, 2013, 01:56:23 AM
The prophesied days are upon us.

(http://http://i.imgur.com/HnwF3aJ.png)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on July 30, 2013, 06:37:21 PM
The next-best way to drain your balls!
I just keep coming back to The Pinball Arcade.

What I particularly like about it, is that TPA is a virtual museum as much as a game. This month's tablepack includes an experimental Gotlieb of which only ten were ever built, and a classic 80's STERN that was chosen through vote by the players at PinballArcadeFans-forum. That's another thing... the player/devolper interaction. Aside from people bitching all the same, Farsight goes out of it's way to get the players involved in betatesting, tweaking the product, and deciding what to release next.

I've pumped well over a hundred euros into it by now, at small increments, per tablepack, over the course of months.
The Pinball Arcade will be coming to STEAM for PC soon! On Android and I-Devices there's always one free table-of-the-month to play unlimited.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on July 30, 2013, 06:54:14 PM
Quote from: "Plu"
From what I heard, there's a major difference in boardgames between the US and Europe, with american boardgames focussing more on story, elaborate maps and tiles, loads of rules, and random chance and european style games focussing more on simple, strong rules and player strategy, with less detailed maps and box contents.


I dunno man. One of the most complex and long lived tabletop franchises ever created started in the UK: Warhammer.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on July 30, 2013, 07:11:36 PM
Ive been playing Neverwinter. Its a pretty well made game, worth getting a character to 60 at least.

Once you get there though its grind city unless you want to blow huge wads of cash at the Zen shop. Just to make things more complicated than they need to be, Cryptic included about 6 currencies in the game.

1) Gold - Earned by collecting it as drops and selling stuff to vendors, you can buy some basic (shitty) things in the game like the worst mounts and companions as well as basic potions, identification scrolls, and crafting supplies.

2) Astral Diamonds - A form of currency that is awarded for completing dailies and events, the AH operates using this currency.

3) Zen - Bought from the zen shop at an exorbitant price. 100 Zen costs $1. To get a larger than normal bag costs 1000 zen. To buy a single halfway decent companion costs between 1500 and 4500 zen. Yes, that $45 for a single companion on a single character, or $10 for a single large bag on a single character. The Zen store is an enormous rip in every regard. There are people who have spent thousands on this game. Literally.

4)  Tokens - If you played WoW you will know what these are. You do stuff, get the tokens, then go to the respective token vendor to spend them on special items and equipment. It takes a crapload of them to get anything decent and they don't exactly drop in huge numbers. You can really only get the endgame tokens from endless dungeon runs.

5) Valor - PvP currency, lets you buy PvP gear from the PvP vendor. Earned through PvP, nothing earth shattering there.

6) Coins - Earned at a rate of one a day, awarded for invoking (praying to the gods). They are spent on special rewards that you can only get with the coins. The only things worth getting in this area take literally one year of invoking every single day to achieve.

There is a Zen market where you can trade astral diamonds to other players for their Zen. The rate is 350-360 diamonds per 1 Zen. Most activities in the game that I have played so far reward no more than 1000 AD per completion. In other words to earn a companion doing nothing but trading AD for Zen, you would need about 1.5 million AD, or need to complete 1575 events.

They want you to spend money. You can avoid it, but you're gonna basically give up your life to do it.

ITS A TRAP.

But its a pretty trap with some decent polish. The classes are well constructed. The gameplay is very fluid, like an action RPG. Its an interesting game. Worth playing through once, but the way the economy is set up offends me so I just dabble here and there now that I have gotten a guy to 60.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: mykcob4 on July 30, 2013, 07:55:07 PM
Quote from: "Agramon"
Did we lose the last gaming thread? I can't seem to find it.

Anyway, I just finished The Last of Us and all I can say is wow. A game hasn't made me ask moral questions like that in a very long time (if ever). I'd definitely recommend it if you have the time/money.
I'm  gamer. I play basketball, flag football, volleyball, golf, tennis, racketball, billards, poker, darts, handball, softball, I bike, hike, swim, surf, skindive, skydive, climb, jog, lift weights, exercise, some boardgames, spar, ski,....I play many games!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on July 30, 2013, 10:01:14 PM
Quote from: "mykcob4"
Quote from: "Agramon"
Did we lose the last gaming thread? I can't seem to find it.

Anyway, I just finished The Last of Us and all I can say is wow. A game hasn't made me ask moral questions like that in a very long time (if ever). I'd definitely recommend it if you have the time/money.
I'm  gamer. I play basketball, flag football, volleyball, golf, tennis, racketball, billards, poker, darts, handball, softball, I bike, hike, swim, surf, skindive, skydive, climb, jog, lift weights, exercise, some boardgames, spar, ski,....I play many games!

What? No fishing? Scum...

j/k
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on July 31, 2013, 10:05:27 AM
Quote from: "mykcob4"
I'm  gamer. I play basketball, flag football, volleyball, golf, tennis, racketball, billards, poker, darts, handball, softball, I bike, hike, swim, surf, skindive, skydive, climb, jog, lift weights, exercise, some boardgames, spar, ski,....I play many games!
Never heard of any of those.  Are those indie games?  Are the graphics good and how's the server pop?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: SilentFutility on July 31, 2013, 12:32:39 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Plu"
From what I heard, there's a major difference in boardgames between the US and Europe, with american boardgames focussing more on story, elaborate maps and tiles, loads of rules, and random chance and european style games focussing more on simple, strong rules and player strategy, with less detailed maps and box contents.


I dunno man. One of the most complex and long lived tabletop franchises ever created started in the UK: Warhammer.

Good point, I'm pretty sure they are still churning out novels based in the various universes they've created, each with one or more of their own tabletop games. To be fair most warhammer games also do have very strong, well-tested rule sets and are games of strategy as well, but certainly not at the expense of story.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on July 31, 2013, 01:10:06 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Plu"
From what I heard, there's a major difference in boardgames between the US and Europe, with american boardgames focussing more on story, elaborate maps and tiles, loads of rules, and random chance and european style games focussing more on simple, strong rules and player strategy, with less detailed maps and box contents.


I dunno man. One of the most complex and long lived tabletop franchises ever created started in the UK: Warhammer.

There is a difference between tabletop miniatures wargames and board games, mostly that miniatures wargames have proliferated enough to become their own thing. Sort of like how a pie is technically a form of cobbler, but has separated itself enough to not really be called a cobbler.

Plu is referring to the types of board games known as Eurogames or German game and Ameritrash. These are gaming jargon, therefore their meanings are not as concrete as one would like. Board Game Geek defines them as:

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Ameritrash

n. A catchphrase for "American style boardgames". In general, this means games that emphasize a highly developed theme, player to player conflict, and usually feature a moderate to high level of luck. Examples of classic Ameritrash games include Axis & Allies, Dune, Cosmic Encounter, Talisman, and Twilight Imperium. See the Ameritrash page for more information.

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german game

n. A game from Germany. Such games typically have relatively simple rules, short playing times, fairly high levels of abstraction and player interaction, and attractive physical components. Games not from Germany that otherwise meet the criteria are occasionally included in this group, but are more frequently described as German-like (See also family game)

Thing is, not all Ameritrash is from America and not all Eurogames are from Europe. But they represent different design styles, but it's not a hard and fast line.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on July 31, 2013, 01:40:45 PM
Some of the things that spawned from the Warhammer franchise were technically board games. Blood Bowl comes to mind, and has one of the most complex rule sets ever. Almost every mechanic in blood bowl operates on random chance as well.

Space Hulk is another interesting variant as well.

BTW a modernized PC rendition of Space Hulk is coming out next month. My money might as well already be in their pocket.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: special_K022 on July 31, 2013, 06:06:34 PM
Quote from: Aroura33
I play some PC games, mostly MMO's,but other stuff, too.  Are there any other GIRL gamers out there?  SVZurich is, I know.  Anyone else?

Yes, ME!! :)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Alloy Crow on July 31, 2013, 08:57:07 PM
I like civ 5, has been very challenging at medium level (4) kind of addictive too. recommended if you like strategic games.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on July 31, 2013, 09:10:49 PM
I re-bought it 3 or so weeks ago and all the DLC, and I have already put 110 hours in on it. I love Civ so much, playing it on 7 atm but I haven't won yet.

What civ do you use? My favourite, honestly, is Indonesia & Venice.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 31, 2013, 09:33:57 PM
Do you play Dota 2?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on July 31, 2013, 09:45:20 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Do you play Dota 2?

Nah, I played the old school Dota on WC3, but the only game like that I play anymore is League of Legends and then the LOTR one on Xbox.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on July 31, 2013, 09:50:59 PM
Can't play twitchy/clicky games. My hands wont stand for it anymore. 30 years old with the hands of a 90 year old. Thanks, gaming.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 01, 2013, 01:45:35 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Do you play Dota 2?

Nah, I played the old school Dota on WC3, but the only game like that I play anymore is League of Legends and then the LOTR one on Xbox.
Did you see Jessica Nigri's cosplay of Teemo?  :rolleyes:

Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Can't play twitchy/clicky games. My hands wont stand for it anymore. 30 years old with the hands of a 90 year old. Thanks, gaming.
I know that feeling. I really have to stop popping my knuckles...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Fidel_Castronaut on August 01, 2013, 10:02:47 AM
Anyone else ever still play Mass effect 3 online? I've become addicted to playing it again, despite the fact I still can't do an entire game on the Platinum difficulty. Fuck me it's difficult.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Fidel_Castronaut on August 01, 2013, 10:04:39 AM
Quote from: "Solitary"
I play the Mass Effect Trilogy every day. My son built me a water-cooled gaming computer with a 22 inch monitor. I never get tire of making new characters, and the game is always different and challenging. On insane level it is impossible for me to beat. After an operation I was very slow mentally and my son thought the game would help. It did! I couldn't even do the very easy puzzles in the game at first without help, but now they are easy. This game works on so many levels, and the graphics on Mass Effect 3 and the add-ons are superb. Solitary

You play it online Sol? If so, which format?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Fidel_Castronaut on August 01, 2013, 10:11:16 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
Now that Final Fantasy VII is available on Steam I've decided to finally play through the whole thing, after starting and then somehow losing it for ages. Broken copies of the game, lost discs, you name it. Its like the game's cursed or something.

Man I played 7 8 & 9 far too much back in the day, like, to the point where I knew every monster's spawn location and the % chance of items dropped for each of them at differing levels (etc).

Yeah...I had no life :(

I've actually got a special edition of FF7 for the PC which still works on my laptop, but I just DL'd the Ultima edition online as it was a lot more reliable. So if a disk version becomes unreliable for you, I'd definitely recomend it (aside Steam, naturally).
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jesus on August 01, 2013, 03:01:08 PM
Meh, I'm playing League of Legends right now and OSU (interactive beat game where you click according to music).
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Lizzie Doodle on August 01, 2013, 04:03:14 PM
Gaming is not my passion, but I do play and love Wizard101 and Pirate101. I guess I usually gravitate to MMO's, and these are one of the best ones I have played so far.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on August 01, 2013, 04:48:59 PM
Went back to World at War for a couple hours the other day. Lag was horrible and I couldn't find any matches. I'll stick to Black Ops 2 thanks.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 01, 2013, 04:58:37 PM
Quote from: "Savior2006"
Went back to World at War for a couple hours the other day. Lag was horrible and I couldn't find any matches. I'll stick to Black Ops 2 thanks.
What console do you have BO2 for????
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on August 02, 2013, 11:57:57 PM
Quote from: "Lizzie Doodle"
Gaming is not my passion, but I do play and love Wizard101 and Pirate101.

(http://http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/pictures/10000/nahled/young-woman-bored-11281332030yRqt.jpg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on August 05, 2013, 01:07:39 AM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "Savior2006"
Went back to World at War for a couple hours the other day. Lag was horrible and I couldn't find any matches. I'll stick to Black Ops 2 thanks.
What console do you have BO2 for????

PS3.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on August 05, 2013, 01:16:35 AM
Quote from: "Fidel_Castronaut"
Quote from: "Plu"
Now that Final Fantasy VII is available on Steam I've decided to finally play through the whole thing, after starting and then somehow losing it for ages. Broken copies of the game, lost discs, you name it. Its like the game's cursed or something.

Man I played 7 8 & 9 far too much back in the day, like, to the point where I knew every monster's spawn location and the % chance of items dropped for each of them at differing levels (etc).

Yeah...I had no life :(

I've actually got a special edition of FF7 for the PC which still works on my laptop, but I just DL'd the Ultima edition online as it was a lot more reliable. So if a disk version becomes unreliable for you, I'd definitely recomend it (aside Steam, naturally).

I have Final Fantasy X. I sucked at it though. I'll probably try to pick it up again. My favorite RPG is probably Star Ocean: The Second Story for the PlayStation. I played it as a kid, royally sucked at it (I suck at most games developed or produced by Square, Kingdom Hearts included xD) but I came back to it a month ago and beat it a week ago. Really fun. Great story. Great music. It convinced me to go back to FFX which I will do when I get back home from dad's house.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Antyla on August 12, 2013, 01:46:30 PM
I never bought a PS3, I stopped playing after the PS2 since most of my favorite series stopped after the PS2. I am a Digimon & a Harvest Moon freak
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: SilentFutility on August 12, 2013, 02:50:14 PM
I've still got my more than a decade old PS2 kicking about, it's survived moving countries, being spray-painted, being dismantled, being shoved and bumped about, and it's still going without missing a beat.

Great console.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 12, 2013, 03:38:23 PM
Quote from: "SilentFutility"
I've still got my more than a decade old PS2 kicking about, it's survived moving countries, being spray-painted, being dismantled, being shoved and bumped about, and it's still going without missing a beat.

Great console.
Yeah, my N64 still runs like a tank. I may need to get new controllers soon though...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on August 12, 2013, 05:40:55 PM
I still have a PS2 as well, although I haven't turned it on for about a year and a half. I used it to play God of War, mostly.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Farroc on August 12, 2013, 06:07:36 PM
I recently rented BioShock Infinite. Hated it. The combat was unengaging. And, maybe the story would've been a little more clear if I had played it for longer, but I had no idea what was going on. Something about rescuing a girl from a crazy floating cult in the sky in 1912. But I had no idea who the girl was, or who I was for that matter.

I also finally bought Bulletstorm and it was great. Really kick-ass game. I loved the fact that the game rewards you for creative kills. It was kinda short though. I finished it on normal in a single day.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on August 12, 2013, 06:10:07 PM
BulletStorm is pretty sweet. Definately a more interesting kind of shooter than most of the high-profile stuff coming out. Really over the top.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Farroc on August 12, 2013, 07:10:24 PM
Yeah. When I play a shooting game I really like to feel the bodies being blasted apart. Y'know? Resident evil 4 and Bulletstorm do this, but games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto don't. The violence just isn't as satisfying. Not that they aren't both great franchises. I've spent more time on San Andreas than I have any other game.(With the Possible exception of some Zelda Games.)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on August 13, 2013, 01:29:04 PM
[youtube:39ohej3a]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-BrzDad3cU[/youtube:39ohej3a]

I know there's a market for these kind of simulator games, but goddamn.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: The Whit on August 13, 2013, 02:05:11 PM
Combat Flight Simmer here.  IL-2 Sturmovik 1946, Rise of Flight, DCS world.  Been meaning to get into Falcon BMS.  

Here's one of my videos for IL-2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amishOcrlgw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amishOcrlgw)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on August 13, 2013, 03:13:44 PM
So anyone here seen 7 days to die? It's like minecraft except the zombies are fucking terrifying monsters that stop at nothing in their attempts to murder you.

I was watching a gamecast about the alpha (it's currently being kickstarted, already approaching 200% funded) and I came to this episode and now I'm sold:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKVoWOM- ... DHMrVH-nFh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKVoWOM-V6k&list=PLfA8IyHrVZ9m0TUaEAmFPy_DHMrVH-nFh)

Freaky shit. I want a copy.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on August 13, 2013, 05:13:46 PM
Golf Caddy Simulator would be fun.

"Warning: the golfer's balls are getting dirty. Clean them befor he fires you."
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Farroc on August 13, 2013, 05:41:29 PM
I hate to ask, because I know nobody here is an Artix Entertainment fan, but is anyone going to be play their newest mmo? Aq3d
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on August 13, 2013, 07:33:16 PM
Quote from: "Farroc"
I recently rented BioShock Infinite. Hated it. The combat was unengaging. And, maybe the story would've been a little more clear if I had played it for longer, but I had no idea what was going on. Something about rescuing a girl from a crazy floating cult in the sky in 1912. But I had no idea who the girl was, or who I was for that matter.

I also finally bought Bulletstorm and it was great. Really kick-ass game. I loved the fact that the game rewards you for creative kills. It was kinda short though. I finished it on normal in a single day.

A: I agree the combat is meh.
B: You don't play Bioshock for gameplay,  you play it for one of the best stories in gaming history,  amazing political satire and stunning artistic work.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 13, 2013, 07:56:21 PM
Quote from: "kilodelta"
Golf Caddy Simulator would be fun.

"Warning: the golfer's balls are getting dirty. Clean them befor he fires you."
Sounds like Konami's "Lewis Black's Personal Ball Washer"  :lol:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on August 18, 2013, 08:10:09 PM
Enjoying Diablo 3 again. It's been gathering dust for a while, but now it's great to see how patching has improved things. Now, after reaching the old lvl60 cap, you gain so-called paragon levels that boost magic/gold find. I have one lvl60+ wizzard to play inferno-level with, but the other heroes are still lagging behind.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on August 19, 2013, 09:39:43 PM
A new video for the Witcher 3 was recently released. I'm super stoked:

[youtube:3uf092gb]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0i88t0Kacs[/youtube:3uf092gb]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on August 21, 2013, 10:26:51 PM
Quote from: "Jutter"
Enjoying Diablo 3 again. It's been gathering dust for a while, but now it's great to see how patching has improved things. Now, after reaching the old lvl60 cap, you gain so-called paragon levels that boost magic/gold find. I have one lvl60+ wizzard to play inferno-level with, but the other heroes are still lagging behind.
Funny you mention D3 - Blizzard just released the intro cinematic to the new expansion (obviously spoilers ahead if you haven't played D3):

[youtube:16vozsxv]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb7QJwQ58T0[/youtube:16vozsxv]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: missingnocchi on August 21, 2013, 10:47:33 PM
I played the EU4 demo. I really dislike it. There are plenty of good changes, but the biggest change, and one they didn't mention prior to the release, is "Monarch Power." It is basically the mechanism by which the game now works: half of the decisions you make require spending some Monarch Power, and you receive it whenever you accomplish something. It basically makes the game less realistic and oversimplified, and removes a lot of the challenge. The money situation is also a lot easier. It's basically impossible to lose money now, and worrying about inflation vs. investments is a thing of the past. This game got 8's and 9's mostly, but I give it a 6. I think a lot of these high scores are a result of new players having no experience with the game's predecessors, as well as returning players who haven't touched EU3 in years. Huge disappointment, especially since so many of the other changes were so good and so needed (missions are more varied and you have a choice as to what mission path you follow, trade is far more engaging with the addition of trade routes and different roles for traders, and diplomats et al. return instead of disappearing after one use.) Not sure how I feel about the combat. On the one hand, it basically makes every battle life or death, but that does mean retreating and maneuvering is used to more effect. I suppose it will be fine once I get used to it. By the way, I only play Heir to the Throne for EU3, so if some of these changes were already made in Divine Wind, that's why I didn't know. I thought Divine Wind sucked too, so I went back after two campaigns.

I've also been using Minecraft to learn how computers work.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on August 22, 2013, 09:15:07 AM
D3 xdpac: Good cinematic trailer, but it tells us nothing about the game itself.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on August 22, 2013, 09:23:43 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
D3 xdpac: Good cinematic trailer, but it tells us nothing about the game itself.
What's anounced is an extra hero-class. I expect the Crusader will be reminescent of D2's Paladin, same as the Wizzard is reminescent of D2's Elementalist. It'll also raise the level-cap to 70, and remove the levelcap for paragon-levels altogether. The latter sounds particularly enticing, since each paragon-level ups your gold-and-magic-find by 3%
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on August 22, 2013, 10:54:27 AM
Quote from: "Jutter"
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
D3 xdpac: Good cinematic trailer, but it tells us nothing about the game itself.
What's anounced is an extra hero-class. I expect the Crusader will be reminescent of D2's Paladin, same as the Wizzard is reminescent of D2's Elementalist. It'll also raise the level-cap to 70, and remove the levelcap for paragon-levels altogether. The latter sounds particularly enticing, since each paragon-level ups your gold-and-magic-find by 3%

Yeah I guess. But the RMAH is still going to be in, which is the root of all the game's problems.

Ill pass.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on August 22, 2013, 10:59:05 AM
I never even made it to the RMAH... I already got bored with the game while playing through the demo. :/
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on August 22, 2013, 07:00:15 PM
Hopefully this will be like LOD was to D2 (or at least as awesome as I remember it being). I'll still buy it like the Blizzard sheep I am, even if it ends up being another let down.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on August 22, 2013, 08:24:43 PM
Quote from: "Agramon"
Hopefully this will be like LOD was to D2 (or at least as awesome as I remember it being). I'll still buy it like the Blizzard sheep I am, even if it ends up being another let down.

I really don't think it can be the D3 LoD. D2 was an alright game. It suffered from a lack of features and content but the foundation was there right from the beginning. All that was needed to push it from good to great was a shot in the arm with a couple new classes, a well polished new area, new items, etc. LoD fit the bill nicely.

D3's problems run much deeper. The entire economic aspect of the game is deeply flawed. The scarcity of decent items is intentionally severe so as to facilitate large RMAH sales. People wanting to experience D3 as a fully geared max level character have a choice of either farming for months and months or spending real money. This largely destroys what most appeals to a lot of dungeon crawler RPG fans - the possibility of getting a really fucking awesome drop. The chance still exists in D3, but it is much lower than either of its predecessors. Even if you get a highly valuable drop, theres a good chance it has shitty rolls. A popular weapon like Echoing Fury can roll with 1320 base DPS or as little as 680. It can roll with a socket or with increased health globe healing. And it seems like the stat rolls are skewed to generally be shitty.

Finding awesome gear is much harder and until they fix that, in a game where the primary activity is finding items, no amount of additional content and features will be enough to make the game palatable for me.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 24, 2013, 08:45:56 PM
I never got D3, I still play D2 :3.....don't judge

My personal favorite Series is Mass Effect, with only wow and Battlefront 2 beating it for pure hours spent gaming.

I like the story of Mass Effect a great deal, though I recognize it's weaknesses, I felt the voice acting was spot on, and the characters were likeable and memorable. If the writers did one thing correctly it was creating a story in which you grew attached tot he characters, and felt true emotion when they were hurt or died.

Something that future writers should aspire to accomplish ya know?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on August 24, 2013, 09:02:50 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I never got D3, I still play D2 :3.....don't judge

My personal favorite Series is Mass Effect, with only wow and Battlefront 2 beating it for pure hours spent gaming.

I like the story of Mass Effect a great deal, though I recognize it's weaknesses, I felt the voice acting was spot on, and the characters were likeable and memorable. If the writers did one thing correctly it was creating a story in which you grew attached tot he characters, and felt true emotion when they were hurt or died.

Something that future writers should aspire to accomplish ya know?

Mass Effect is the best series of all time... OF ALL TIME!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 24, 2013, 09:06:48 PM
*high fives Shiranu*

Yeah it is!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on August 25, 2013, 12:40:03 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I never got D3, I still play D2 :3.....don't judge

My personal favorite Series is Mass Effect, with only wow and Battlefront 2 beating it for pure hours spent gaming.

I like the story of Mass Effect a great deal, though I recognize it's weaknesses, I felt the voice acting was spot on, and the characters were likeable and memorable. If the writers did one thing correctly it was creating a story in which you grew attached tot he characters, and felt true emotion when they were hurt or died.

Something that future writers should aspire to accomplish ya know?

I agree! The Mass Effect series is my favorite video game for the reasons you say. The only thing I didn't like is that you have to die at the end. The whole point of a game is to win not lose. I've gone through three very expensive video cards playing the series. My son said that's about average. Solitary
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on August 25, 2013, 12:41:45 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I never got D3, I still play D2 :3.....don't judge

My personal favorite Series is Mass Effect, with only wow and Battlefront 2 beating it for pure hours spent gaming.

I like the story of Mass Effect a great deal, though I recognize it's weaknesses, I felt the voice acting was spot on, and the characters were likeable and memorable. If the writers did one thing correctly it was creating a story in which you grew attached tot he characters, and felt true emotion when they were hurt or died.

Something that future writers should aspire to accomplish ya know?

Mass Effect is the best series of all time... OF ALL TIME!

I agree completely! Solitary
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on August 25, 2013, 12:50:42 AM
Quote from: "Agramon"
A new video for the Witcher 3 was recently released. I'm super stoked:

Writer posted a YouTube video (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0i88t0Kacs)



Ter rific looking graphics! Thanks
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on August 25, 2013, 08:49:56 AM
Anyone played the refurbished ff14? I skipped the preorder early access because I was wary of being burned. I can't seem to find any trustworthy reviews of it.

http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/ (http://www.finalfantasyxiv.com/)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 25, 2013, 10:05:04 AM
Yeah Solitary, most people who have played Mass Effect would agree that ME3 had an ending undeserving of the series, Shepard always found a way to survive, he would have found a way to live there as well. Combined with the complete nonsense of the Crucible and the Catalyst, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

I still like the series though, even been playing a complete playthrough recently.

And coincidentally enough, my original xbox red ringed the day after I beat ME3, the original version without the extended ending. I guess it was so bad my xbox lost the will to live
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on August 25, 2013, 02:39:26 PM
Maybe that's why my graphic cards gave up the ghost too.  :lol:  Solitary
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on August 25, 2013, 08:34:19 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Agramon"
Hopefully this will be like LOD was to D2 (or at least as awesome as I remember it being). I'll still buy it like the Blizzard sheep I am, even if it ends up being another let down.

I really don't think it can be the D3 LoD. D2 was an alright game. It suffered from a lack of features and content but the foundation was there right from the beginning. All that was needed to push it from good to great was a shot in the arm with a couple new classes, a well polished new area, new items, etc. LoD fit the bill nicely.

D3's problems run much deeper. The entire economic aspect of the game is deeply flawed. The scarcity of decent items is intentionally severe so as to facilitate large RMAH sales. People wanting to experience D3 as a fully geared max level character have a choice of either farming for months and months or spending real money. This largely destroys what most appeals to a lot of dungeon crawler RPG fans - the possibility of getting a really fucking awesome drop. The chance still exists in D3, but it is much lower than either of its predecessors. Even if you get a highly valuable drop, theres a good chance it has shitty rolls. A popular weapon like Echoing Fury can roll with 1320 base DPS or as little as 680. It can roll with a socket or with increased health globe healing. And it seems like the stat rolls are skewed to generally be shitty.

Finding awesome gear is much harder and until they fix that, in a game where the primary activity is finding items, no amount of additional content and features will be enough to make the game palatable for me.
The frequency at which I find (or receive :)) items that improve on my current loadout sofar doesn't seem lower than in previous Diablo installments. Once I passed paragonlevel 10 I started finding legendaries and set-items daily, and sofar those've always sold. And earning gold that way, that I can ultimately spend on equipment geared even more towards my needs, my odds even feel improved compared to Diablo 2 (nevermind the cheats-ridden original Diablo). And I don't mind that I can't profitably solo beyond Inferno Monsterlevel 2 yet, because on Inferno at monsterlevel 2 things are mighty entertaining. And should I find gear that makes monsterlevel 2 a drag, there are 8 more monsterlevels to go.

If there's a point where the game's supposed to feel ruined to me, I'm yet to reach it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on August 25, 2013, 08:44:40 PM
A Beta LP by Jesse Cox of the game Shadow Warrior:

[youtube:13tdp1sp]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc1TwXiBvTA[/youtube:13tdp1sp]

It looks fun.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on August 25, 2013, 09:52:57 PM
Quote from: "Jutter"
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Agramon"
Hopefully this will be like LOD was to D2 (or at least as awesome as I remember it being). I'll still buy it like the Blizzard sheep I am, even if it ends up being another let down.

I really don't think it can be the D3 LoD. D2 was an alright game. It suffered from a lack of features and content but the foundation was there right from the beginning. All that was needed to push it from good to great was a shot in the arm with a couple new classes, a well polished new area, new items, etc. LoD fit the bill nicely.

D3's problems run much deeper. The entire economic aspect of the game is deeply flawed. The scarcity of decent items is intentionally severe so as to facilitate large RMAH sales. People wanting to experience D3 as a fully geared max level character have a choice of either farming for months and months or spending real money. This largely destroys what most appeals to a lot of dungeon crawler RPG fans - the possibility of getting a really fucking awesome drop. The chance still exists in D3, but it is much lower than either of its predecessors. Even if you get a highly valuable drop, theres a good chance it has shitty rolls. A popular weapon like Echoing Fury can roll with 1320 base DPS or as little as 680. It can roll with a socket or with increased health globe healing. And it seems like the stat rolls are skewed to generally be shitty.

Finding awesome gear is much harder and until they fix that, in a game where the primary activity is finding items, no amount of additional content and features will be enough to make the game palatable for me.
The frequency at which I find (or receive :)) items that improve on my current loadout sofar doesn't seem lower than in previous Diablo installments. Once I passed paragonlevel 10 I started finding legendaries and set-items daily, and sofar those've always sold. And earning gold that way, that I can ultimately spend on equipment geared even more towards my needs, my odds even feel improved compared to Diablo 2 (nevermind the cheats-ridden original Diablo). And I don't mind that I can't profitably solo beyond Inferno Monsterlevel 2 yet, because on Inferno at monsterlevel 2 things are mighty entertaining. And should I find gear that makes monsterlevel 2 a drag, there are 8 more monsterlevels to go.

If there's a point where the game's supposed to feel ruined to me, I'm yet to reach it.

Then you've yet to reach it. My PL59 wizard reached it though. There comes a point, far earlier than PL59 where upgrades become very rare permutations of very rare items. All at once you find that nothing that drops is an upgrade for you, and the stuff you do find doesn't sell for as much as it seemed to before because your next upgrade costs 2 billion gold on the ah.

Stuff was almost as rare in D2, but the big difference was that you could do the hardest stuff in the game without the best gear in the game. Getting the best gear in D2 made you a BADASS. In D3 getting the best gear in the game makes you barely able to do the hardest stuff, and only then with great effort and patience.

There was also a much lower ratio of totally worthless items. In D3 literally 99.9% of everything that drops is utter trash. In D3 it was closer to 95%, which meant you could pretty much depend on at least one thing dropping that was at least stash worthy per run.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on August 26, 2013, 07:22:42 AM
So this weekend was Ludum Dare, and although I only have 7 out of the available 48 hours available, I still managed to make a game :D

If anyone cares to try it for a few minutes and leave a rating, I'd really appreciate. (They're anonymous so just be fair :P)

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-da ... &uid=26189 (http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=26189)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on August 27, 2013, 03:51:54 PM
FINAL FANTASY 14 LOG

Level: 6
Time played: 1 hour 20 mins

Game is extremely basic. Only gained 2 abilities over the last 6 levels, and they are actually fairly bad. As a thaumaturge i have an ice attack, a fire attack and a lightning attack. The ice and fire attacks seem to do the same damage and stack the same buff effect with repeat casts, but for some odd reason the fire attack costs a huge amount of mana more than the ice attack. The lightning attack is a DoT that deals damage that can only be described as trivial. I am unfamiliar with the game mechanics but I am becoming worried that the most significant factor in whether or not you win a battle is your target's level in relation to your own. That would be extremely boring, trivializing things like strategy, abilities and equipment.

The questing has been mundane. The first 20 minutes of your experience with FF14 is taken up by seemingly endless cutscenes and text reading. The cutscenes and text are not very entertaining. The dialog is made for little kids. There is nothing about a greater plot in the game. It seems your primary objective is to become a badass hero. Why? Because its cool!

And to embark on that journey toward being a powerful if superfluous hero, you must complete a large series of delivery quests. It isn't until level 3 or 4 that you finally venture outside the walls of the completely safe city and actually engage in combat. Even then it is with fluffly little field animals that couldn't possibly oppose you. Blasting a bunny rabbit with flames is, apparently, the first step toward legendary heroism.

So far this game is not worth the 30 dollars I spent on it.

This post will be updated as I play more. If things don't gwet better by level 20 I will quit.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 28, 2013, 09:49:04 PM
How about StarCraft? Anyone here play that, and if you do what race do you pick? I prefer Terran, but I've won with zerg as well.

Haven't done much multiplayer, but if anyone wants to try I'm sure i'll have some free time after school now. First year of college so I don't know what to expect.

Except for having my ex in most of my classes, that I expected. Murhpy's law right?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on August 28, 2013, 09:56:27 PM
I use to play SC1 & 2. Protoss & Terran were more races. Unfortunately I am on a piss poor computer for games like that, so don't play them anymore.

Warcraft 3 was always my favourite of the -Craft series though.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on August 28, 2013, 10:10:34 PM
I've never stuck with SC PvP long enough to develop the required micro skills, so I always get my ass kicked once I break out of bronze (unless I can cheese win with a marine/marauder rush).

I usually never play zerg. Something about that play style just feels... weird. /shrug
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on August 29, 2013, 01:47:26 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
How about StarCraft? Anyone here play that, and if you do what race do you pick? I prefer Terran, but I've won with zerg as well.
Protoss ftw.  But I really only played Brood War at length.  My crowning achievement was using the map editor and a bunch of scripts, I created a 0-player game where 2v2 computer players duke it out.  All you have is a lone invulnerable Observer neutral to all computer players and you win whenever any of them do.  Wasn't the most amazing thing in the world, but it made for a nice screensaver.

But I'm not much of a fan of micro RTS (and thus not the -crafts) and Starcraft 1's unit selection limit was infuriating.

I greatly prefer RTS games with squads as opposed to lone soldiers (Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, Total War), enough AI to fight decently on their own without much micro (Sins of a Solar Empire), and failing all that, massive battles (Total War, Sins, Supreme Commander)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on August 29, 2013, 02:24:10 AM
I used to play a lot of multiplayer StarCraft II, managed to get up to Diamond League for single and random team.

I always play Random because it makes for more interesting games.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 29, 2013, 10:00:13 AM
I need to just try multiplayer, maybe when the hard difficulty campaign stops beating me i'll do a few matches.

And I liked Dawn of war a lot, fun game but buggy. I remember one mission in particular in the original campaign where the whirlwinds wouldn't fire, they'd just sit there beeping.

Warcraft 3 was fun too, but the AI was killer in that one, took forever to beat the campaign on the upper difficulties. (Also main healed a raid guild in wow, but I stopped playing for a while in June)

In the end I just like RTS, anything from Aoe to Army men to StarCraft, I enjoy them all.

Except halo wars, I prefer using a keyboard to a joystick for RTS
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on August 29, 2013, 10:17:15 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
In D3 getting the best gear in the game makes you barely able to do the hardest stuff, and only then with great effort and patience.

There was also a much lower ratio of totally worthless items. In D3 literally 99.9% of everything that drops is utter trash. In D3 it was closer to 95%, which meant you could pretty much depend on at least one thing dropping that was at least stash worthy per run.
Ultimately this sounds like a problem that's directly linked to the desire to handle the highest monsterpower-level. This begs the question: what's the entertainmentlevel/replay-value of Diablo3 (Inferno) at a lower monsterlevel?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on August 29, 2013, 10:25:43 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
And I liked Dawn of war a lot, fun game but buggy. I remember one mission in particular in the original campaign where the whirlwinds wouldn't fire, they'd just sit there beeping.
It was a great game, but it has a lot of little bugs that were just a pain.  My biggest gripe was the narrow pathways combined with bad pathfinding would often cause members of a squad to arrive at a location well in advance of the rest of a squad.  This was particularly noticeable with Imperial Guard.  Also, attack-move commands would have your marine squads stopping and firing from max range, so a marine squad with a few rocket launchers would go to town while the rest of the squad would sit idle.  They would also block the way of squads behind them.  So sending a ton of marines at a target would only have a few of them engaging the target while the rest sit idle or struggle to find a path over there.  Not to mention the extreme difficulty tanks have maneuvering around infantry.

And then there's Soulstorm.  /sighs

The game has an amazing modding community, though.

[youtube:3122lty3]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4csrtUHiRYc[/youtube:3122lty3]

I want to give a medal to whoever voiced that commissar.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on August 29, 2013, 10:55:17 AM
Quote from: "Jutter"
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
In D3 getting the best gear in the game makes you barely able to do the hardest stuff, and only then with great effort and patience.

There was also a much lower ratio of totally worthless items. In D3 literally 99.9% of everything that drops is utter trash. In D3 it was closer to 95%, which meant you could pretty much depend on at least one thing dropping that was at least stash worthy per run.
Ultimately this sounds like a problem that's directly linked to the desire to handle the highest monsterpower-level. This begs the question: what's the entertainmentlevel/replay-value of Diablo3 (Inferno) at a lower monsterlevel?

Well, the only reason to keep playing at all after you hit 60 is to level up Paragon and find better gear. And actually paragon levels offer a benefit that essentially increases the chance to find better gear, so its all a focus on getting better gear.

All I can say is for me it eventually got very dull. There are certain areas that are "the best" areas to farm. They offer maximum efficiency for time spent. Going anywhere else aside from these places is wasting time. So you find yourself running the same places over and over and over like fifty times a day hoping that one thing worth millions drops. Of course it hardly ever does.

Its pretty awful. There just isnt much to do in the D3 endgame. You can either try to get materials for hellfire rings or you can farm for legendary drops. Thats it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on August 29, 2013, 02:52:20 PM
This game is so stupid, but I can't help but leave it running :/

(http://http://puu.sh/4e3Gs.jpg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on August 29, 2013, 03:19:25 PM
I was curious, so I looked at an explanation of the game.

[youtube:2tdx1233]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46sMq9VJ5XA[/youtube:2tdx1233]

(http://http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maw5thOSPd1r3aiyd.gif)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 29, 2013, 04:15:24 PM
I always hated the long range bug, you'd have a dozen marines stand there while two rocket men just fired off willy nilly.

I also hated how a single artillery round that barely did any damage caused morale to collapse.

"one random Ork shell hits a Space Marine squad, made up of the strongest and most experienced warriors humanity has to offer. The shell impacts nearby not causing any damage."

SQUAD BROKEN

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Morrigan disapproves </3 (-7)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on August 29, 2013, 04:32:28 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I also hated how a single artillery round that barely did any damage caused morale to collapse.

"one random Ork shell hits a Space Marine squad, made up of the strongest and most experienced warriors humanity has to offer. The shell impacts nearby not causing any damage."

SQUAD BROKEN
It's not any weirder than Necron morale breaking, which technically shouldn't even be possible.

Some things just have to be fudged for balancing's sake.  *shrugs*

I just imagine that they're somewhat distracted/inconvenienced - annoyed more than intimidated - and would rather fall back than keep a tactically unwise position.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 29, 2013, 04:38:08 PM
Yes you're right, still was annoying though. But at least the Space Marines had better morale than imperial Guard, they break instantly and they die with one bullet.

It's a fun game either way, soundtrack was good too. I've often felt that OST's are undervalued.
it's a shame.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on August 29, 2013, 05:03:45 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I also hated how a single artillery round that barely did any damage caused morale to collapse.

"one random Ork shell hits a Space Marine squad, made up of the strongest and most experienced warriors humanity has to offer. The shell impacts nearby not causing any damage."

SQUAD BROKEN
It's not any weirder than Necron morale breaking, which technically shouldn't even be possible.

Some things just have to be fudged for balancing's sake.  *shrugs*

I just imagine that they're somewhat distracted/inconvenienced - annoyed more than intimidated - and would rather fall back than keep a tactically unwise position.

The other thing thats odd about that situation is that an artillery attack doesn't do meaningful damage. I'm pretty sure on the tabletop game a tank attack has a good chance of killing multiple targets in the blast radius (depending on what its hitting). In DoW you could blast a marine squad for 20 minutes before they die.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on August 30, 2013, 08:12:46 PM
You know what was awesome back in the day?  Flight Sims.

(http://http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2011/2/25/6a6aab11-1e97-46b9-acf9-b8e5685104c4.jpeg)

Awww yeah.

*played C&C in fatigues*
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on August 30, 2013, 08:24:11 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
You know what was awesome back in the day?  Flight Sims.

[ Image (http://http://media1.break.com/dnet/media/2011/2/25/6a6aab11-1e97-46b9-acf9-b8e5685104c4.jpeg) ]

Awww yeah.

*played C&C in fatigues*

Oh god I haven't played a flight sim in forever...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 03, 2013, 09:48:55 PM
I don't know how many of you guys are fans of emulators, but I recently was playing around with project64k (n64 emulator) and realized it lets you do network play.

I was doing internet Mariokart 64. It's pretty awesome. If anyone else wants  to use it, just make sure you don't do it in full screen mode and keep it windowed. (it crashes the program and gets unsynced from everyone else in full screen mode)

Here is the link I downloaded it from. (http://http://www.emulation64.com/files/info/203/)

It's important to get the experimental version like the one in the link, the Project64K and not the reguar project64 the regular one doesn't offer network play as far as I know.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 03, 2013, 11:06:41 PM
I love emulators, but I wasn't aware you could network with them.  Usually, my roomie and I just share a keyboard to play some Mame beat 'em ups.  X-Men ftw.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on September 09, 2013, 05:05:50 PM
http://emu.kulichki.net/ (http://emu.kulichki.net/)

Best website for emulators and roms that I know of.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on September 09, 2013, 05:46:18 PM
Got a couple more trophies on Dark Souls over the weekend. Some day I'll get that platinum... some day.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 09, 2013, 08:18:10 PM
I just started playing League instead of Dota 2.

I not only how much better it is than dota, but also how much people hate the character I unlocked...

[spoil:ickq86e9]It's Teemo... lol[/spoil:ickq86e9]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on September 09, 2013, 08:27:39 PM
Tomorrow the demo, 66 days till the full thing... *sigh*
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on September 09, 2013, 08:29:24 PM
Discovering the joys of AI War: Fleet Command over here.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on September 11, 2013, 09:15:57 PM
Coming to console any day now. If you've never tasted the D, check it out.
[youtube:10vj1zld]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1F35PUsEmA[/youtube:10vj1zld]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on September 12, 2013, 01:37:47 AM
Yeah I've been into gaming for years, I play League of Legends right now as well as a lot of other games on Steam. Dota 2 can be fun sometimes but I think they need to give it some badly needed updates.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 12, 2013, 04:17:06 AM
Quote from: "frosty"
Yeah I've been into gaming for years, I play League of Legends right now as well as a lot of other games on Steam. Dota 2 can be fun sometimes but I think they need to give it some badly needed updates.
I really like the announcer in Dota 2.

"MUMUMU MULTIKILLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!" I wish they had that in League of Legends. LoL's announcer is sort of boring.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 12, 2013, 04:21:00 AM
That announcer sounds suspiciously like the one from Unreal Tournament. Like they just copied the sound files or something.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on September 12, 2013, 04:49:27 AM
Yes, those classic sounds are from Unreal Tournament. Even though after all these years of playing different versions of CS, it always refers to them as 'Quake sounds'.... but from what I know they are indeed UT sounds. I don't know the legal issues of copying the files, a lot of server plugins for CS literally just use the sound files so I guess maybe the Dota 2 devs did that, but they are an exception so maybe they asked first.

PickelledEggs we could always play if you want, I tend to get bored of games fast, but maybe playing in a party could make it more fun.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 12, 2013, 08:54:06 AM
Been playing Valdis Story AC. Its a very polished side scrolling 2D pixel art ARPG in the style of Castlevania: SOTN.

They have a demo on their website.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jason78 on September 12, 2013, 09:04:42 AM
Still hopelessly addicted to Kerbal Space Program and Don't Starve here.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on September 14, 2013, 02:35:47 AM
XB1 vs PS4 time again?

Sure!

Quote
"The [Xbox One] incompatible with existing gaming headsets, including high-end audio products like those made by Astro Gaming, Turtle Beach, Tritton, and others."

Cool. So the PS4 comes with a mic, is compatible with last-gen and blue tooth... and the XB1 is over in the corner eating its own poop again. No compatibility with last gen mics, high-end headsets & doesn't ship with one. Because that worked so well for Sony with the ps3 to not include a mic... oh wait...

[youtube:hpjcddd2]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdggDcb1ocA[/youtube:hpjcddd2]

"Look at our new entertainment system! We don't even bother to mention games because gamer's don't like us anymore!"

Yeah, fuck that. They can go for the new market... sure... but don't expect people who buy game consoles for gaming to be happy when you fuck them over time after time and then also, instead of apologizing just saying, "Fine, we will get a new audience then.".

I mean, I sorta get it... it's a different product for a different consumer. But I liked the Xbox360 and with XB1 it feels like Microsoft is just giving Sony the go to have a monopoly over console gaming. Yeah sure, Microsoft will have amazing sales because of brand loyalty (even with the broken X-boxes and the stupidity of the XB1, I still almost want one)... but the people who do console gaming for console gaming's sake, not just to have a glorified entertainment system that also plays games every once and awhile, are all switching over to PS4. And ontop of that Microsoft has basically told the gamers to go fuck themselves several times and are also much stricter on game developers than Sony is which is moving alot of indie developers to the PS4 camp as well.

I don't know, I liked the console wars and the competition between ps3-xbox360, ps2-xbox, but at this point it seems there is only one console... the ps4. XB1 is an entertainment system, not a gaming system, and I really feel let down by Microsoft for basically turning its back on the people who made xbox popular and giving them the finger as the walk away.

And inb4, "JUST GET A PC, NUB!"... I grew up on PC gaming and I still do PC gaming, but console gaming is just straight up fun as well. Ever realize that maybe people can enjoy more than one system and that by being a dick about it all you do is turn people who might consider PC gaming off?

(Last bit not aimed at anyone here that I can recall, just putting it in there incase :P).
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 14, 2013, 03:00:03 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
And inb4, "JUST GET A PC, NUB!"... I grew up on PC gaming and I still do PC gaming, but console gaming is just straight up fun as well. Ever realize that maybe people can enjoy more than one system and that by being a dick about it all you do is turn people who might consider PC gaming off?
That's fine.  Consoles excel at certain genres (platforming, fighting, etc) and PCs excel at certain other genres (strategy, sim, etc).  It all depends on what you're into.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 15, 2013, 07:03:11 AM
People who think that the XBox cannot launch an entertainment system that also kinda plays lame games and expect it to be succesful may have missed the fact that the Facebook/Farmville combo was good for billions of dollars and hundreds of millions of users. And it was just that; a communication system that had some lame games.

Maybe they are tapping into a new market here.

Or maybe they'll burn badly. I don't know. But thinking there's no market but the current console gamers is a bit short sighted. That's what people said before the Wii became such a success as well.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 15, 2013, 09:58:43 AM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
And inb4, "JUST GET A PC, NUB!"... I grew up on PC gaming and I still do PC gaming, but console gaming is just straight up fun as well. Ever realize that maybe people can enjoy more than one system and that by being a dick about it all you do is turn people who might consider PC gaming off?
That's fine.  Consoles excel at certain genres (platforming, fighting, etc) and PCs excel at certain other genres (strategy, sim, etc).  It all depends on what you're into.

I cant really agree. The only reason someone might say consoles excel at platforming and fighting games and the like is because the controller is most suited for those types of games.

But you could just plug a gamepad into your PC. Theres literally nothing a console can do that a PC can't do just as well. Because a console is just a stripped down budget PC with software locks and made of bulk parts that haven't been cutting edge for a couple years. My now 4 year old Dell PC would blow the ps4 out of the water. If it weren't for console exclusives, the only reason to buy a console instead of a PC would be the price. Honestly even with the exclusives the price is the primary reason people buy consoles.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 15, 2013, 10:10:44 AM
The price and the simplicity. A console lets you pop in a disc and play. A PC generally requires you to install the software and then find and open it.

Don't underestimate how much easier it is to get people to use something if it's a no-brainer. Most people don't want to think about it.

(And any move by console makers to make their console more pc-like by adding operating systems and other controls as such is a risky one. The simplicity of it all is definately a console selling point.)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 15, 2013, 10:13:54 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
The price and the simplicity. A console lets you pop in a disc and play. A PC generally requires you to install the software and then find and open it.

Don't underestimate how much easier it is to get people to use something if it's a no-brainer. Most people don't want to think about it.

(And any move by console makers to make their console more pc-like by adding operating systems and other controls as such is a risky one. The simplicity of it all is definately a console selling point.)

Playing a game on PC has never been easier. In fact I would say its even easier than playing a game on a console, because you no longer have to go to the brick and mortar store and buy a physical copy of the game. Download the game. Launch the game. Never even have to leave your chair.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 15, 2013, 10:19:53 AM
That's assuming you have already installed Steam, registered an account, have it running, figured out how to find the steam store on the web, ran the transaction to buy the game, and have all your drivers up to date.

It's simple for people who know how it's done and have everything set up. You'd be surprised how many don't want to deal with any of that setup though and would prefer to just pick up a game when buying groceries and then pop it in the device and play it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 15, 2013, 10:23:55 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
I cant really agree. The only reason someone might say consoles excel at platforming and fighting games and the like is because the controller is most suited for those types of games.
And because the people who make platformers and fighting games primarily make 'em for consoles, not PCs.

I'm well aware that PC specs are better.  But all the specs in the world don't matter when the devs are making the game for some other system, which you must then port or emulate.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 15, 2013, 10:27:19 AM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
I cant really agree. The only reason someone might say consoles excel at platforming and fighting games and the like is because the controller is most suited for those types of games.
And because the people who make platformers and fighting games primarily make 'em for consoles, not PCs.

I'm well aware that PC specs are better.  But all the specs in the world don't matter when the devs are making the game for some other system, which you must then port or emulate.

Thats circular. Consoles have a stranglehold on these genres because the devs develop for them because consoles have a stranglehold on these genres.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 15, 2013, 10:31:18 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
That's assuming you have already installed Steam, registered an account, have it running, figured out how to find the steam store on the web, ran the transaction to buy the game, and have all your drivers up to date.

It's simple for people who know how it's done and have everything set up. You'd be surprised how many don't want to deal with any of that setup though and would prefer to just pick up a game when buying groceries and then pop it in the device and play it.

First of all, I'm pretty sure you have to register your console when you first start it up and connect it to the internet. If you get charged for the online service you need to enter in all your personal info too.  Anyone who can do that is capable of signing up for any account online.

I can't help but feel you're reaching. This isn't 1980 anymore where people 'just don't unnerstan them new fangld lektrnic doohickeys". Got a smartphone? Done anything with it ever? You have the technical baseline needed to download and install Steam. All the customers we are talking about are kids who have grown up around this technology, or adults who know it and have made a hobby out of it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 15, 2013, 10:32:00 AM
Circular, but true. If everyone plays fighting games on a console, and you want to make a fighting game, you make it for the console everyone plays fighting games on.

What the original reason for people playing on that console is, no longer matters. What matters is that they do and you will be more succesful if you also do it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 15, 2013, 10:35:14 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
Circular, but true. If everyone plays fighting games on a console, and you want to make a fighting game, you make it for the console everyone plays fighting games on.

What the original reason for people playing on that console is, no longer matters. What matters is that they do and you will be more succesful if you also do it.

But the original supposition is:

Quote
That's fine. Consoles excel at certain genres (platforming, fighting, etc) and PCs excel at certain other genres (strategy, sim, etc). It all depends on what you're into.

When in reality they don't excel at them. They are equal to or inferior platforms to PC's. The only reason games continue to be made for them is because they have traditionally been made for them. So its really the opposite of what you said. Its not that the original reason no longer matters. Its literally the only thing that matters because its the only reason that the game continue to appear on consoles more than PC's.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 15, 2013, 10:35:25 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
That's assuming you have already installed Steam, registered an account, have it running, figured out how to find the steam store on the web, ran the transaction to buy the game, and have all your drivers up to date.

It's simple for people who know how it's done and have everything set up. You'd be surprised how many don't want to deal with any of that setup though and would prefer to just pick up a game when buying groceries and then pop it in the device and play it.
And it's also pretty commonplace to have to troubleshoot PC games more than console games.  Games are designed around system specs, and console specs are uniform while PC specs vary wildly.

But on the plus side, we get...

[spoil:ao8b0d5k](http://http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17ndf5fqduc5djpg/original.jpg)[/spoil:ao8b0d5k]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 15, 2013, 10:35:57 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Plu"
That's assuming you have already installed Steam, registered an account, have it running, figured out how to find the steam store on the web, ran the transaction to buy the game, and have all your drivers up to date.

It's simple for people who know how it's done and have everything set up. You'd be surprised how many don't want to deal with any of that setup though and would prefer to just pick up a game when buying groceries and then pop it in the device and play it.

First of all, I'm pretty sure you have to register your console when you first start it up and connect it to the internet. If you get charged for the online service you need to enter in all your personal info too.  Anyone who can do that is capable of signing up for any account online.

I can't help but feel you're reaching. This isn't 1980 anymore where people 'just don't unnerstan them new fangld lektrnic doohickeys". Got a smartphone? Done anything with it ever? You have the technical baseline needed to download and install Steam. All the customers we are talking about are kids who have grown up around this technology, or adults who know it and have made a hobby out of it.

I'm not actually one of these people, if that's what you're thinking. The only console I have it a PS2 and I never use it. But as much as it might suck (I wish consoles would just die out and be assimilated by PCs) it's how it is.

Even though the actual, physical steps for gaming on your pc aren't that hard, people still perceive them as hard, and they perceive them as easier on the console (which I think actually guides you through it better, but I can't be sure as I've never done it).

I agree that it's in large part just perception, but until we find a way to change that perception, nothing will change.

(That and the fact that the console is hooked up to the tv with a comfortable couch while the pc is usually hooked up to a monitor on a desk. Which of course is also just a matter of perception, but again, until you change that perception, it will remain.)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 15, 2013, 10:41:48 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Thats circular. Consoles have a stranglehold on these genres because the devs develop for them because consoles have a stranglehold on these genres.
You're confusing circular logic with vicious cycle (aka feedback loop)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 15, 2013, 10:49:13 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Plu"
That's assuming you have already installed Steam, registered an account, have it running, figured out how to find the steam store on the web, ran the transaction to buy the game, and have all your drivers up to date.

It's simple for people who know how it's done and have everything set up. You'd be surprised how many don't want to deal with any of that setup though and would prefer to just pick up a game when buying groceries and then pop it in the device and play it.

First of all, I'm pretty sure you have to register your console when you first start it up and connect it to the internet. If you get charged for the online service you need to enter in all your personal info too.  Anyone who can do that is capable of signing up for any account online.

I can't help but feel you're reaching. This isn't 1980 anymore where people 'just don't unnerstan them new fangld lektrnic doohickeys". Got a smartphone? Done anything with it ever? You have the technical baseline needed to download and install Steam. All the customers we are talking about are kids who have grown up around this technology, or adults who know it and have made a hobby out of it.

I'm not actually one of these people, if that's what you're thinking. The only console I have it a PS2 and I never use it. But as much as it might suck (I wish consoles would just die out and be assimilated by PCs) it's how it is.

Even though the actual, physical steps for gaming on your pc aren't that hard, people still perceive them as hard, and they perceive them as easier on the console (which I think actually guides you through it better, but I can't be sure as I've never done it).

I agree that it's in large part just perception, but until we find a way to change that perception, nothing will change.

(That and the fact that the console is hooked up to the tv with a comfortable couch while the pc is usually hooked up to a monitor on a desk. Which of course is also just a matter of perception, but again, until you change that perception, it will remain.)

Reducing your argument to a matter of perception feels a a bit unfair. Its too easy to assert and too hard to get the evidence needed to disprove.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 15, 2013, 12:06:54 PM
The only evidence I can offer is the fact that you and I both agree that on a technical level a console is totally inferior to a pc, and yet they remain wildly popular with a lot of people, even though almost all the hardcore gaming happens on pcs.

In a world where everyone would invest the amount of thought and rationality into the purchase of a gaming device as we did, I'm pretty sure consoles would be dead. But they're not. And all console gamers I know (which aren't an awful lot because I mostly know hardcore gamers, none which even own a console) use the same reasoning; perceived simplicity.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 15, 2013, 12:14:40 PM
Quote from: "Plu"
The only evidence I can offer is the fact that you and I both agree that on a technical level a console is totally inferior to a pc, and yet they remain wildly popular with a lot of people, even though almost all the hardcore gaming happens on pcs.

In a world where everyone would invest the amount of thought and rationality into the purchase of a gaming device as we did, I'm pretty sure consoles would be dead. But they're not. And all console gamers I know (which aren't an awful lot because I mostly know hardcore gamers, none which even own a console) use the same reasoning; perceived simplicity.

You and I agree on the technical inferiority of consoles, but as I explained, I feel the reason people continue to buy consoles they know are inferior to PC's is because of price. And I think its very hard to argue with that. If high end - or even moderately powerful- gaming PC's were the same price as consoles, consoles would be out of business by the end of the year.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 15, 2013, 12:16:54 PM
In that case we should see the new consoles crash pretty badly, because they'll come in at around $500 which I'm pretty sure is more than you pay for a budget PC that has comparable specs. (Excluding the monitor, since we don't include the cost of the TV with the console as well, and the price of a new TV usually eclipses that of a new PC setup on its own)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 15, 2013, 12:19:30 PM
Quote from: "Plu"
In that case we should see the new consoles crash pretty badly, because they'll come in at around $500 which I'm pretty sure is more than you pay for a budget PC that has comparable specs. (Excluding the monitor, since we don't include the cost of the TV with the console as well, and the price of a new TV usually eclipses that of a new PC setup on its own)

The only way you can get the specs of a next gen console in a PC for the same price is if you shopped for the parts yourself built it with your own two hands, and that actually is a level of tech savvy I don't expect everyone to have as a baseline. And even then $500 is really pushing it. You can buy a dell for $500, but you'll be lucky if it can open Excel in under 30 seconds.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 15, 2013, 12:23:33 PM
Maybe at launch. Give it three months :P

(And buy a cheap premade from a budget store. It's what I do. They're great. Got my current pc for $400 and it's been in use for almost 2 years now.)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 15, 2013, 01:02:12 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
The only way you can get the specs of a next gen console in a PC for the same price is if you shopped for the parts yourself built it with your own two hands, and that actually is a level of tech savvy I don't expect everyone to have as a baseline. And even then $500 is really pushing it. You can buy a dell for $500, but you'll be lucky if it can open Excel in under 30 seconds.
But if you play a lot of games (PC games tend to be cheaper), the price difference shrinks somewhat.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on September 15, 2013, 01:08:11 PM
:-D  I'm glad I have a son that made my water cooled gaming computer with a 22 inch monitor and sets everything up for me.  :P   :lol:  Solitary
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 15, 2013, 01:10:36 PM
Btw, the perennial PC/console cost debate leads me to some odd places sometimes:

http://gangles.ca/2007/10/07/why-consol ... pc-gaming/ (http://gangles.ca/2007/10/07/why-console-gaming-is-better-than-pc-gaming/)

You can tell some stellar research went into that article.  :rolleyes: :lol:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 15, 2013, 02:00:15 PM
That article reminds me of some stuff Plu pointed out about relaxing on the couch. As if you can't plug your computer into your TV with an HDMI cable and get a wireless mouse/keyboard/headset and just sink into the lazyboy.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 15, 2013, 02:48:18 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
That article reminds me of some stuff Plu pointed out about relaxing on the couch. As if you can't plug your computer into your TV with an HDMI cable and get a wireless mouse/keyboard/headset and just sink into the lazyboy.

You could do that. But how many do you know that actually do that?

I think the main problem isn't so much which of the devices is better, but rather rooted in human behaviour and expectations; things far harder to change and unfixable by updating hardware.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on September 15, 2013, 06:07:36 PM
Meh, honestly I have just had far better social experiences on my 360 than my PC, even since my friends have started pc gaming as well.

-It is fun being able to sit down with friends at one console and play on one T.V. ... that goes back all the way to some of the old school arcade games. 4 player Super Smash Bros, Halo, Star Wars Battlefront... my childhood was basically filled with getting together with friends and playing console games together.
-The shooting may be less intense and precise, but you know what? I'm fine with that. I honestly prefer console shooters to pc shooters. It's not because I am bad at either one (I grew up dominating kids on Elite Force and Counter Strike and Team Fortress), it just honestly feels both more engaging and less "twitchy" on a console.
-I have a $400 computer, and it doesn't run nearly as well as my $300 xbox. Granted I didn't chose the PC so there may be better deals out there, but if you want a good PC with a good mouse, keyboard and monitor, you are looking at more like $1000+. My friend's is a $1600 gaming P.C. with a several hundred dollar mouse and I honestly feel very little difference between playing it and my 360.

-In the P.C.'s favour, I would never play a strategy or RPG on a console if I didn't have to. But the P.C. is much more fun for solo games than multiplayer games, and that is why I prefer consoles.

It's kinda like arguing that P.C.s are better than arcades; yes, they have the better specs. Yes, they have the better precision. But you know what? If someone asked me to play Super Mario on the P.C., I wouldn't do it. It's a different style of gameplay and it's a different culture associated with it.

Not everyone's end-goal is, "Can I run this game with the most beautiful graphics and the quickest reaction time". I personally prefer fun > graphics, and I have simply found that on the consoles I have far more fun than I do on P.C. (again, strat. games aside).
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: ParaGoomba Slayer on September 15, 2013, 10:06:22 PM
I bought a pre-built gaming PC on sale for $450. I then replaced the "meh" graphics card with a good $200 one.

I could have spent less money and probably got better components if I assembled it myself isntead of going pre-built, but it's still not a $1000+ affair unless you want to get Crysis going on max at +60 fps. Considering that PC's can do much more than play games, you're getting more for your money.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 15, 2013, 11:04:10 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
-It is fun being able to sit down with friends at one console and play on one T.V. ... that goes back all the way to some of the old school arcade games. 4 player Super Smash Bros, Halo, Star Wars Battlefront... my childhood was basically filled with getting together with friends and playing console games together.
My childhood was a mix of both SNES and DOS games.  But in all honesty, I'm more nostalgic for the latter than the former.  Red Alert, X-Com, and Mech Commander was my life.

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-In the P.C.'s favour, I would never play a strategy or RPG on a console if I didn't have to. But the P.C. is much more fun for solo games than multiplayer games, and that is why I prefer consoles.
That's exactly why I went PC and stayed there.

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It's kinda like arguing that P.C.s are better than arcades; yes, they have the better specs. Yes, they have the better precision. But you know what? If someone asked me to play Super Mario on the P.C., I wouldn't do it. It's a different style of gameplay and it's a different culture associated with it.
I don't get this.  I don't see games as dependent on their intended systems.  I have no problem whatsoever with porting any game.  In fact, I've played Super Mario on the PC and loved every minute of it.  Plus, you can quicksave/quickload!

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Not everyone's end-goal is, "Can I run this game with the most beautiful graphics and the quickest reaction time". I personally prefer fun > graphics, and I have simply found that on the consoles I have far more fun than I do on P.C. (again, strat. games aside).
That's true, but I think what people really mean by that is that they want the game to run smoothly and be aesthetically pleasing and feel that they don't get that from the console version.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on September 15, 2013, 11:12:59 PM
PickelledEggs I added you on LoL but you didn't accept my request.

As for the never ending PC vs console debate, I think it all comes down to self preference. Of course the PC has many more options and features available that consoles simply do not but I feel like more of a 'gamer' when I use the console instead of the PC. Perhaps it's because I grew up playing console games, or perhaps because the entire theme of a console is to play video games (with some side features) while a PC can do many more things. The PS3 has tried to bridge this gap, and it seems it is the only console to somewhat successfully combine the console tasks and miscellaneous tasks into a modern gaming console system.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 16, 2013, 12:15:46 AM
Quote from: "frosty"
Of course the PC has many more options and features available that consoles simply do not but I feel like more of a 'gamer' when I use the console instead of the PC.
That's another thing I don't get!

Being a gamer is not dependent on a specific system.  Gamers are console gamers, PC gamers, handheld gamers, arcade gamers, pen-and-paper gamers, wargamers, card gamers, board gamers, etc.  Being a gamer is no so much a fan of a particular medium as it is a zest for gaming itself.

http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1481957 (http://www.tubechop.com/watch/1481957)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 16, 2013, 02:03:24 AM
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-I have a $400 computer, and it doesn't run nearly as well as my $300 xbox. Granted I didn't chose the PC so there may be better deals out there, but if you want a good PC with a good mouse, keyboard and monitor, you are looking at more like $1000+. My friend's is a $1600 gaming P.C. with a several hundred dollar mouse and I honestly feel very little difference between playing it and my 360.

That's probably because the PC games you're playing that run reasonably but not great would not run on your xbox at all. Consoles are brutally underpowered, but because everyone knows the specs, all the games for them are designed with really low-powered machines in mind so you don't notice as much.

And because most games are ported from the console to the pc and then the graphics are brushed up, you don't notice it as much since it seems like the pc and the console run the exact same games only they're smoother on the console (and look slightly prettier on the pc, if you have a very expensive one)

But then if you look at some high-end PC only games you see things that completely blow consoles away and you realise just how much of a powerhouse your cheap pc really is, and how ported console games are just wasting its potential.

But it, again, feeds into the perception that consoles are somehow better at these games than pcs.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on September 16, 2013, 07:28:18 AM
For me, console over PC is easy because you don't have to go through all this shit hoping that your specced out PC will manage to game right. For me, you really have to buy a gaming PC if you want to play PC games, especially now what we are heading into the eight generation of consoles. Anything else, you have to tone down the graphics until they look as bad, or even worse, than they do on console.  

That said, arguable the best community I've played with has been on the PC. In games like Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, Left 4 Dead. You really don't deal with a lot of COD kids playing the games. And even the kids who DO play on PC games like Left 4 Dead are easier to deal with than many of the jackoffs the devil saw fit to give a mic playing COD.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 16, 2013, 10:02:29 AM
Believe it or not I just played Freelancer for the very first time this morning.

What a game.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jason78 on September 16, 2013, 10:53:58 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Believe it or not I just played Freelancer for the very first time this morning.

See you in 6 months :D
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 16, 2013, 01:04:06 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Believe it or not I just played Freelancer for the very first time this morning.

What a game.
Discovery mod (http://http://www.moddb.com/mods/discovery-freelancer).

See you in a year.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 16, 2013, 08:17:59 PM
:O
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on September 16, 2013, 09:40:37 PM
Quote from: "Plu"
The price and the simplicity. A console lets you pop in a disc and play.

And wait a half hour for all the patches to download and install.

PC vs console gaming really hasn't meant what it did twenty years ago because the gap between them has gotten smaller and smaller over time.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 16, 2013, 10:52:31 PM
Quote from: "frosty"
PickelledEggs I added you on LoL but you didn't accept my request.

As for the never ending PC vs console debate, I think it all comes down to self preference. Of course the PC has many more options and features available that consoles simply do not but I feel like more of a 'gamer' when I use the console instead of the PC. Perhaps it's because I grew up playing console games, or perhaps because the entire theme of a console is to play video games (with some side features) while a PC can do many more things. The PS3 has tried to bridge this gap, and it seems it is the only console to somewhat successfully combine the console tasks and miscellaneous tasks into a modern gaming console system.
Oh lol sorry I haven't been on in a few days. I'll accept it. I have to make sure I don't go on for some days, otherwise I don't get anything done....  :shock:  :lol:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 16, 2013, 11:00:52 PM
I should also probably point out that I started watching Death Note On Sunday and I basically finished it already... so yea... I wasn't on LoL
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on September 17, 2013, 12:04:38 AM
Yeah but, I mean, Death Note is totally worth it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 17, 2013, 01:20:53 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Yeah but, I mean, Death Note is totally worth it.
Yes it is. Did you notice how they named the main character Light? as in Angel of Light... as in Satan? I thought that was really clever.


No spoilers btw... I'm not done yet
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 17, 2013, 02:20:16 AM
Quote from: "the_antithesis"
Quote from: "Plu"
The price and the simplicity. A console lets you pop in a disc and play.

And wait a half hour for all the patches to download and install.

PC vs console gaming really hasn't meant what it did twenty years ago because the gap between them has gotten smaller and smaller over time.

I know. But somehow it seems that public perception hasn't really caught up to that yet or something.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 17, 2013, 08:13:18 AM
All I remember about consoles was the HUGE difference between playing Morrowind on the Xbox and PC.

On the Xbox, loading/saving was glacial and it had crashing/freezing issues (it'd sometimes lose 2-3 hours of progress to a random crash).  On PC, even for a lackluster PC at the time, the game was slightly faster and more stable, and that's only gotten better with time.  After a while, all these awesome mods started coming out and it wasn't too terribly difficult to take the hint that if you want to Morrowind, PC is the way to go.

If consoles didn't have exclusives, I doubt I would ever have one.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 17, 2013, 08:26:43 AM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
All I remember about consoles was the HUGE difference between playing Morrowind on the Xbox and PC.

On the Xbox, loading/saving was glacial and it had crashing/freezing issues (it'd sometimes lose 2-3 hours of progress to a random crash).  On PC, even for a lackluster PC at the time, the game was slightly faster and more stable, and that's only gotten better with time.  After a while, all these awesome mods started coming out and it wasn't too terribly difficult to take the hint that if you want to Morrowind, PC is the way to go.

If consoles didn't have exclusives, I doubt I would ever have one.

Thats what happens when you try to port a PC title to a console. You have to lop off huge pieces or at least make major display and performance sacrifices so it will run on the vastly inferior hardware and even then its slow, never works quite right and looks like absolute shit.

Developers realized it was much easier to develop for console then port it to PC. Even Bethesda figured this out by the time Skyrim was released. The result? Video games in general are half a decade or more behind the hardware designed to run them.

Thanks consoles :D
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 17, 2013, 08:34:06 AM
And their controls suck balls because you control the menu with some crummy controller input instead of just being able to click stuff. Ports to pc are shit. It's annoying as fuck. It even messes up Skyrim quite a bit.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 17, 2013, 08:37:29 AM
Ive wondered before how awesome Skyrim could have been if they weren't restricted by console hardware limitations.

You kind of get a hint when you look at the insane number of mods that have come out for the PC. HD texture packs. Sound packs. Mods with new areas. An overhauled crafting system. New weapon types and models. The list is pretty much endless.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 17, 2013, 08:40:51 AM
In other news, some yokels at diablofans.com have somehow gotten a hold of the D3 expansion client and have datamined it. There are strings referencing a ladder system and full guild support as well as an overhauled chat interface.

Its possible RoS will make D3 stop being a complete pile of shit.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 17, 2013, 08:41:46 AM
Unless they somehow changed it from being a boring grind-fest, I doubt I'll check out the new version either.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 17, 2013, 08:46:33 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Thats what happens when you try to port a PC title to a console. You have to lop off huge pieces or at least make major display and performance sacrifices so it will run on the vastly inferior hardware and even then its slow, never works quite right and looks like absolute shit.

Developers realized it was much easier to develop for console then port it to PC. Even Bethesda figured this out by the time Skyrim was released. The result? Video games in general are half a decade or more behind the hardware designed to run them.
And they're garish on a PC.  Oblivion is a perfect example of that.  Skyrim was much better, but even then, it's not too difficult to spot signs of consoleitis here and there.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jason78 on September 17, 2013, 09:13:52 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
And their controls suck balls because you control the menu with some crummy controller input instead of just being able to click stuff. Ports to pc are shit. It's annoying as fuck. It even messes up Skyrim quite a bit.


I wonder what kind of machine they did the development for Skyrim on?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 17, 2013, 09:33:13 AM
Anyone here old enough to remember heroes of might and magic 2?

I picked it up off of Gog, I really missed that game



TREMBLE BEFORE MY LEGION OF SKELETONS
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 17, 2013, 09:47:28 AM
Heroes of Might and Magic was awesome, although 4 shall forever remain my favorite. Having your heroes actually on the field and letting them fight like regular troops was cool.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 17, 2013, 09:48:46 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Anyone here old enough to remember heroes of might and magic 2?
I loved 3 to pieces.  Dungeon faction ftw.  Skills:  Leadership, luck, archery, armorer, wisdom, and fire magic.  Spells:  Blind and Beserk.  Glorious.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 17, 2013, 09:54:43 AM
Three was fun, the maps were great and I liked the addition of the new units. The six per faction in two eventually got old.


And four I just didn't play that much, my CD got corrupted early on in my playthrough of it.


I also played V...it was okay...not great but okay
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 17, 2013, 09:59:46 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I also played V...it was okay...not great but okay
Yeah, the vanilla version was sorta anemic.  Tribes of the East (barbarian faction, alternate upgrades for your troops, set gear) really helped it out.  Hammers of Fate (dwarves, ?) not so much.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 17, 2013, 10:14:40 AM
I never bought the x-pacs for V, I might do that now that you say they're good
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 17, 2013, 10:17:33 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I never bought the x-pacs for V, I might do that now that you say they're good
I can only recommend Tribes of the East.  I am not a fan of Hammers of Fate at all.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 17, 2013, 10:18:57 AM
Gotcha. I'm actually excited now, I haven't played a good match of heroes for a long time
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 17, 2013, 10:20:40 AM
If you like games like Heroes of Might and Magic, you might also enjoy Fallen Enchantress. It's a blend of Civilization and Heroes of Might and Magic, with a bigger focus on diplomacy, city building, and research, while also having heroes, quests and magic items and it even comes with the option to design your own armies.

I'm really loving the game, it's really big and deep.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 17, 2013, 10:23:25 AM
Two of my favorite games mixed into one?

Victory

I'll look into it Plus, thanks!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 17, 2013, 10:24:44 AM
*plu
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on September 17, 2013, 02:01:48 PM
I wish my xbox worked and I wasn't going to sell it in a few days so I could play GTA V :*(.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 17, 2013, 02:21:23 PM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/1097497 ... -9-17-2013 (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/10974978/diablo%C2%AE-iii-auction-house-update-9-17-2013)

HOLY FUCKING SHIT
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on September 17, 2013, 02:25:41 PM
That was one feature I didn't like back before D3 came out, and I am not surprised to see it go.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on September 17, 2013, 02:34:22 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
That was one feature I didn't like back before D3 came out, and I am not surprised to see it go.

I am genuinely shocked. Yes it was a bad feature, but I can't remember the last time Blizzard completely removed a feature from any of their games. This is Blizzard devs admitting they fucked up so bad that the situation is not salvageable and they are going to amputate.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on September 17, 2013, 02:39:13 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
That was one feature I didn't like back before D3 came out, and I am not surprised to see it go.

I am genuinely shocked. Yes it was a bad feature, but I can't remember the last time Blizzard completely removed a feature from any of their games. This is Blizzard devs admitting they fucked up so bad that the situation is not salvageable and they are going to amputate.

I guess that's true.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on September 18, 2013, 02:43:35 AM
I decided to get GTA even though it statistically wasn't going to work on my xbox... and in 5 hours it has only locked up twice.

This game is amazing, and the fact that it is even running makes it all the more enjoyable. Had a shit day, but at least the final 1/4th of it went my way :).
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 18, 2013, 08:33:58 AM
I heard it got rave reviews.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: missingnocchi on September 18, 2013, 09:14:12 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
I heard it got rave reviews.
It would have gotten rave reviews whether it was good or not.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on September 18, 2013, 10:06:29 PM
Quote from: "missingnocchi"
Quote from: "Hydra009"
I heard it got rave reviews.
It would have gotten rave reviews whether it was good or not.

This. But it is really, really fun... its pretty much everything good from the previous GTAs put into one as well as having really fun shooting for once.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on September 18, 2013, 11:47:33 PM
I have many multiplayer games on Steam and it would be nice to play with more people. I have Dota 2, CS:GO and more games. If anybody wants to play you can put your steam account name here or send a PM with the details, so we can connect on Steam.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 18, 2013, 11:54:46 PM
Quote from: "frosty"
I have many multiplayer games on Steam and it would be nice to play with more people. I have Dota 2, CS:GO and more games. If anybody wants to play you can put your steam account name here or send a PM with the details, so we can connect on Steam.
I just accepted someone on LoL, was that you?

My steam is the same if you want to add me

I'm usually online. I play during breaks from work.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on September 18, 2013, 11:58:34 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "frosty"
I have many multiplayer games on Steam and it would be nice to play with more people. I have Dota 2, CS:GO and more games. If anybody wants to play you can put your steam account name here or send a PM with the details, so we can connect on Steam.
I just accepted someone on LoL, was that you?

My steam is the same if you want to add me

I'm usually online. I play during breaks from work.

I like pumpkin pie... does that sound familiar? And I sent a request on Steam.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 19, 2013, 12:00:57 AM
Quote from: "frosty"
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "frosty"
I have many multiplayer games on Steam and it would be nice to play with more people. I have Dota 2, CS:GO and more games. If anybody wants to play you can put your steam account name here or send a PM with the details, so we can connect on Steam.
I just accepted someone on LoL, was that you?

My steam is the same if you want to add me

I'm usually online. I play during breaks from work.

I like pumpkin pie... does that sound familiar? And I sent a request on Steam.
yup that rings a bell. I'll accept the steam request tomorrow. I have to get ready to go to the city tomorrow. Long day.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 19, 2013, 10:08:37 AM
[youtube:2vv6pqtm]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_QK-lcW8a8[/youtube:2vv6pqtm]

I was really, really, really hyped for Rome 2 Total War, but unfortunately, it's getting horrible reviews (http://http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/total-war-rome-ii).  :(  Looks like I'm going to have to wait for a patch or expansion to fix the issues.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on September 19, 2013, 10:11:48 AM
I'm glad I haven't yet decided to buy it becuase it probably won't run too well on my machine. Hopefully in a few months it'll be awesome and I'll have a new machine to run it on  8-)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 22, 2013, 06:11:17 PM
So I was fiddling around with one of my old computers earlier, I was trying to play Panzer General and it doesn't work on my newer ones, so I dusted off an old one and plugged it in.

So I'm exploring the old XP system laughing at my old games and such when I accidentally hit the wow icon, the game launches and it sends me to the load in screen. I hadn't updated that machine's wow since October 2008, it still registered patch 3.0.2, right at the beginning of Wrath of the Lick King.


Oh the nostalgia....
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on September 25, 2013, 07:52:21 PM
While Blizzard retracts their MTX Auction House, JaGeX has now launched a fully MTX option for RuneScape players: bonds. Bonds are basically an intermediary for irl cash for ingame cash, just as most newer MMOs these days, except they haven't even made it different from any other tradable item. It's directly irl cash for ingame gold coins, start price at 5$ for 15m gold.

I, and many others, saw this coming ever since SoF was released. I bet Insight Venture Partners (the main stock-owner of JaGeX) wanted a better fiscal year for their JaGeX capital earnings, so demanded for yet another price hike in the form of MTX, now going full retard.

This is the final MTX, RuneScape is now fully pay-2-win (Where Loyalty Shop was the beginning). By this time next year on September 2014, when the next fiscal year comes to a close on the 30th I predict that IVP will sell their shares of JaGeX either back to the main shareholders in the company, or to another venture capital firm since it will not meet the projected profitability next year.

Me? I will go down with this ship. I have been playing since early 2005, and I'd like to see it end some day.

This is basically the history repeating itself for many MMOs, just RuneScape has been longer running than, e.g., Matrix Online or Shadowbane.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Aroura33 on September 25, 2013, 08:06:15 PM
Quote from: "Sal1981"
While Blizzard retracts their MTX Auction House, JaGeX has now launched a fully MTX option for RuneScape players: bonds. Bonds are basically an intermediary for irl cash for ingame cash, just as most newer MMOs these days, except they haven't even made it different from any other tradable item. It's directly irl cash for ingame gold coins, start price at 5$ for 15m gold.

I, and many others, saw this coming ever since SoF was released. I bet Insight Venture Partners (the main stock-owner of JaGeX) wanted a better fiscal year for their JaGeX capital earnings, so demanded for yet another price hike in the form of MTX, now going full retard.

This is the final MTX, RuneScape is now fully pay-2-win (Where Loyalty Shop was the beginning). By this time next year on September 2014, when the next fiscal year comes to a close on the 30th I predict that IVP will sell their shares of JaGeX either back to the main shareholders in the company, or to another venture capital firm since it will not meet the projected profitability next year.

Me? I will go down with this ship. I have been playing since early 2005, and I'd like to see it end some day.

This is basically the history repeating itself for many MMOs, just RuneScape has been longer running than, e.g., Matrix Online or Shadowbane.
Not all MMO's have followed this pattern...but yeah, it is becoming the norm lately, and I find that sad.

Also...Shadowbane!  You are the first person besides my husband I have ever met that has even heard of that game.  I loved it, thought it was fun and original in many ways (thought the gankfests were very bad sometimes),and was sad when it died.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 28, 2013, 03:12:37 PM
Soooo...Steam Machines?  What's the general feeling on this?

Personally, I think it's a pretty bold plan for getting PC gaming to the living room.  I like the idea of Valve jumping in the console biz and competing with the likes of Sony and Microsoft.  And I also really like their decision to go with Linux.  The controller is a bit odd, but interesting.

Oddly enough, it might take more of a bite out of PCs than consoles.  If you can buy a cheap PC console (just saying that term is weird), plop down on the couch and play PC games, who'd want to shell out for a gaming rig?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: ParaGoomba Slayer on September 28, 2013, 09:13:41 PM
You can just hook up any PC to a TV already. The controller looks interesting, might pick one up. I see no reason for a Steam OS though, Windows is just fine. And fuck off Linux fags, your operating system is worse than Windows for playing games.

[youtube:3fy4xqxv]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdSKWKZFdrU[/youtube:3fy4xqxv]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on October 01, 2013, 10:31:01 PM
My god, I just want GTA:O to start working... all my friends are playing it, and I'm stuck not being able to complete the fucking tutorial mission...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 01, 2013, 10:46:34 PM
I've heard great things about GTA.  This guy liked it, I think.

[youtube:187pab39]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-227DQcgqF8[/youtube:187pab39]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on October 02, 2013, 12:24:16 AM
I'm trying to get more involved in exciting video games lately. Nvidia GeForce has a bunch of offers I am eligible for, maybe I'll try those out.

Also, does anybody want to play Half-Life 1, or Half-Life 1:Source, on Steam, in co-op campaign mode? Apparently you can do it. I always thought it would be fun to do it co-op, especially in the Source version because it has updated graphics but the same storyline.

Linux is great for stability and security, but when it comes to games and running many programs it tends to be a pain in the arsehole when you realize you don't have all the files you need, and you have to go type up line after line of code in a command prompt to download the necessary specific files you need from a repository. It can get exhausting after a while, especially if you are a fast paced Windows (or Mac?) user.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 02, 2013, 01:16:47 AM
World of Tanks.  If she were a woman, she'd be a fiery redhead tsundre who treats you to an amazing romantic dinner, then kicks you in the balls and calls in a bomb threat at your work.

Some days, my roomie and I are carrying the team.  Sniping like goddam errr snipers.  We are as gods.

Some days, I'm getting shot through like 3 allies by an enemy who you'd think would be shooting the other guys point fucking blank to him.  But I guess he saw like one pixel of my tank and is just wailing on me knowing I can't fight back because he's using my team's Medium 2 as a human shield.  And judging by the Medium 2's accuracy, he's complicit in it.  How do you miss at point blank range?  Your barrel is literally sticking into the enemy tank!  And it doesn't help that I'm a veritable shell magnet.  Enemy tanks will ignore perfectly exposed tanks much closer to them to shoot me, far away and in partial cover.  WTF.

Some days, I'm hastily firing at an unexpected scout who has revealed my whole damn team in like the first 20 seconds of gameplay and I'm the only one scoring hits on him at all.  Nothing that does much damage, but hits all the same.  And apparently, no one else on my team can hit this speed demon.  Not the TDs supposedly already set up and facing the guy from the onset.  Not the 35t and pz2 with freakin' machine guns mounted on their turrets.  And their scout just killed like two of our artillery single-handedly and almost made the return voyage before one of my shots knocked out his tracks.  gg guys.

I'm in such a love-hate relationship with this game.  When it's good, it's awesome.  But when it's crappy, it's really crappy.  It's the gaming equivalent of the Batman movies.  Every map is like a coin flip between Batman & Robin and The Dark Knight, with the occasional Batman Returns thrown in.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on October 02, 2013, 02:08:23 AM
I tried World of Tanks once but I didn't get to play any tanks, just some tractor with a pee-shooter attached to it, so I got bored really quick.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on October 02, 2013, 08:13:51 AM
I watched an official event streamed on twitch. I was deeply confused. They seemed to be firing into the distance and hitting things and I really couldn't see how they knew where to shoot.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 02, 2013, 09:11:27 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
I tried World of Tanks once but I didn't get to play any tanks, just some tractor with a pee-shooter attached to it, so I got bored really quick.
Leichttraktor (http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leichttraktor)!   :-D

[youtube:2jbkye6e]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu2PWIowvZI[/youtube:2jbkye6e]

It's the very basic training tank, both in game and historically.  Even upgraded, it's still laughable.  Just grin and bear it and get a tier 2 tank.  PzII or 35t or PanzerJag, depending on whether you want to go close-range or long-range or sniper.

Quote from: "Nonsensei"
I watched an official event streamed on twitch. I was deeply confused. They seemed to be firing into the distance and hitting things and I really couldn't see how they knew where to shoot.
Left shift or the mouse wheel will change your view to 1st person mode so you can see the enemy better.  The enemy tank is highlighted in a red silhouette when you're aimed at him and have a shot.  SPGs have an entirely different aiming mode that I'm not familiar with.

Also, some enemies move in predictable ways (a tank going in a straight line or remaining stationary), so you can still sorta know where they are even when you no longer have a visual or radar on 'em.

Beyond that, I dunno.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on October 02, 2013, 09:17:28 AM
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Just grin and bear it

I never do that in games :P Either make something that's fun within the first hour, or I'll play something else.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 02, 2013, 09:39:51 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
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Just grin and bear it
I never do that in games :P Either make something that's fun within the first hour, or I'll play something else.
Yeah, well, lots of great games start out slow.  And books and movies and practically everything else.  A little patience never killed anyone, ya know.  Except maybe the people waiting in line for Half Life 3.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on October 02, 2013, 09:44:56 AM
There is a major, major difference between starting out slow and starting out boring. I have no problems with games that are super complex and feature a 16 hour tutorial but you'd better damn well make playing the tutorial entertaining.

(Especially because the latter, especially in free to play games, is often done for psychological reasons; to trick people into thinking they accomplished something by biting through the boring parts, which makes them stick around longer even when the game itself is not that great. It's a long story to really explain but I've encountered enough as a game designer to no longer be willing to spend any time on games that try that trick, and I felt it quite strongly with World of Tanks unfortunately.)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on October 02, 2013, 10:07:55 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
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Just grin and bear it

I never do that in games :P Either make something that's fun within the first hour, or I'll play something else.
You could always try playing AI War: Fleet Command on maximum difficulty. That will get "fun" real damn quick. :P
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jason78 on October 02, 2013, 11:00:37 AM
Star Citizen (http://https://robertsspaceindustries.com/)

This game wont be released fast enough!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 02, 2013, 12:32:18 PM
Quote from: "Plu"
There is a major, major difference between starting out slow and starting out boring. I have no problems with games that are super complex and feature a 16 hour tutorial but you'd better damn well make playing the tutorial entertaining.
Tier 1 isn't necessarily boring.  It's just that each nation only has one starter tank, so there's not much diversity (no tank destroyers, no medium tanks, no heavy tanks, no artillery), which generally makes for slower, less decisive battles.

And World of Tanks gameplay isn't especially action-packed, anyway.  Most of the battle is not spent in combat but positioning your tank and waiting for a target.  While that's not everyone's cup of tea, it's not necessarily bad, just not the sort of pacing that people are used to.

The game has periods of intense engagement and periods of rest.  I love that in video games and come to think of it, just about everything else.  Not everything has to be guns blazing all the time.  Personally, I find that exhausting.

I also love it because it has this amazing sense of choice.  The match starts and you're immediately confronted with various choices.  Do I scout the enemy base immediately?  I could spot half the enemy team but probably get blown up in the process.  Do I sprint for the hill?  It's strategically important but risky as hell.  Do I go rail?  TDs may or may not be waiting for me.  Do I go in the city?  Good defense there may halt an enemy advance and buy time for our flankers.  Do I stay and defend the base or artillery?  I may repel an early rush or save vitally important allies.  Our flank is collapsing.  What do I do?  Our flank is advancing.  What do I do?

It's an endless stream of meaningful choices.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 02, 2013, 12:34:53 PM
Quote from: "Jason78"
Star Citizen (http://https://robertsspaceindustries.com/)

This game wont be released fast enough!
Yeah, my roomie is on pins and needles over that.  Finally, a really good space sim.  I have waited a long time for something like this.

And I see they have a ship type named Freelancer.   =D>
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: ParaGoomba Slayer on October 02, 2013, 09:21:22 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
World of Tanks.  If she were a woman, she'd be a fiery redhead tsundre who treats you to an amazing romantic dinner, then kicks you in the balls and calls in a bomb threat at your work.

Some days, my roomie and I are carrying the team.  Sniping like goddam errr snipers.  We are as gods.

Some days, I'm getting shot through like 3 allies by an enemy who you'd think would be shooting the other guys point fucking blank to him.  But I guess he saw like one pixel of my tank and is just wailing on me knowing I can't fight back because he's using my team's Medium 2 as a human shield.  And judging by the Medium 2's accuracy, he's complicit in it.  How do you miss at point blank range?  Your barrel is literally sticking into the enemy tank!  And it doesn't help that I'm a veritable shell magnet.  Enemy tanks will ignore perfectly exposed tanks much closer to them to shoot me, far away and in partial cover.  WTF.

Some days, I'm hastily firing at an unexpected scout who has revealed my whole damn team in like the first 20 seconds of gameplay and I'm the only one scoring hits on him at all.  Nothing that does much damage, but hits all the same.  And apparently, no one else on my team can hit this speed demon.  Not the TDs supposedly already set up and facing the guy from the onset.  Not the 35t and pz2 with freakin' machine guns mounted on their turrets.  And their scout just killed like two of our artillery single-handedly and almost made the return voyage before one of my shots knocked out his tracks.  gg guys.

I'm in such a love-hate relationship with this game.  When it's good, it's awesome.  But when it's crappy, it's really crappy.  It's the gaming equivalent of the Batman movies.  Every map is like a coin flip between Batman & Robin and The Dark Knight, with the occasional Batman Returns thrown in.

Go up the German tank destroyer line, it's great except for the tier 6 one.

If you want to win every game, get good at tier 1 and 2, and just club baby seals all day. The American tier 2 TD and most of the Tier 1 tanks are suitable for seal clubbing.

Add me, my username in WoT is ParaGoombaSlayer.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on October 04, 2013, 02:21:39 AM
Not sure if there are any Dark Souls players out there:

[youtube:3w0zx9o4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqacyIaq27o[/youtube:3w0zx9o4]

 :rollin:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Eugeny Anatolievich on October 07, 2013, 02:45:37 AM
I play Total War. It's the most amazing game I've ever played.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on October 07, 2013, 03:09:44 AM
Quote from: "Eugeny Anatolievich"
I play Total War. It's the most amazing game I've ever played.

Awesome :D

Which one is your favorite?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 07, 2013, 03:10:16 AM
Quote from: "Eugeny Anatolievich"
I play Total War. It's the most amazing game I've ever played.
Which one?  Given your nationality, you might like Napoleon.  :P
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on October 07, 2013, 04:49:29 AM
I am scared at how many hours I have put into GTA: Online already...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on October 07, 2013, 05:49:04 AM
Does anybody have any good tips for making CS frag videos? Except for winning in a LAN tournament once, I have played CS for 6 and a half years on and off and I don't have anything to show for it. A frag video compilation would be cool, sort of like a montage of action from the different CS versions. But my video editing skills are not that good.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Eugeny Anatolievich on October 07, 2013, 12:19:54 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "Eugeny Anatolievich"
I play Total War. It's the most amazing game I've ever played.
Which one?  Given your nationality, you might like Napoleon.  :P
Bingo! You're right.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: SilentFutility on October 07, 2013, 01:31:57 PM
Quote from: "frosty"
Does anybody have any good tips for making CS frag videos? Except for winning in a LAN tournament once, I have played CS for 6 and a half years on and off and I don't have anything to show for it. A frag video compilation would be cool, sort of like a montage of action from the different CS versions. But my video editing skills are not that good.
Which version do you play?

There are plenty of online guides on how to make them properly with good framerates etc.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on October 07, 2013, 07:37:41 PM
Quote from: "SilentFutility"
Quote from: "frosty"
Does anybody have any good tips for making CS frag videos? Except for winning in a LAN tournament once, I have played CS for 6 and a half years on and off and I don't have anything to show for it. A frag video compilation would be cool, sort of like a montage of action from the different CS versions. But my video editing skills are not that good.
Which version do you play?

There are plenty of online guides on how to make them properly with good framerates etc.

Well, I have played since version 1.5, and I have played all sorts of different mods within the CS game itself. But currently I am playing CS:Go even though I haven't played it for like a week. Next up is Source, then 1.6, then CZ.

And yeah, there are lots of online guides but they are either not noob friendly, or they involve pirating commercial editing software which in the past did not go well for me. There was a site that had great noob friendly, free editing software and tutorials but it closed down forever.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 08, 2013, 06:35:07 PM
I've become even more obsessed with Skyrim lately.  Found an enormous cache (http://http://skyrimgems.com/) of mods.  My reaction:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_DqV1xdf-Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_DqV1xdf-Y)

Also, there's a really amazing lore series that I'm dying to share:

[youtube:165ngi0t]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-chDClmdos[/youtube:165ngi0t]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: dgirl1986 on October 08, 2013, 08:12:17 PM
I game but I am not sure I can be classed as a gamer lol.

I just restarted dragon age since i lost my last game when I had to reimage my PC. Decided to go dalish this time, way cooler.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 08, 2013, 09:28:50 PM
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I just restarted dragon age since i lost my last game when I had to reimage my PC. Decided to go dalish this time, way cooler.
I game but I am not sure I can be classed as a gamer lol.

Never did the Dalish opening, I pretty much always stuck to Human Noble or City Elf. But I'm a creature of habit :3

which class/specialization did you go as?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: dgirl1986 on October 08, 2013, 09:29:34 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
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I just restarted dragon age since i lost my last game when I had to reimage my PC. Decided to go dalish this time, way cooler.
I game but I am not sure I can be classed as a gamer lol.

Never did the Dalish opening, I pretty much always stuck to Human Noble or City Elf. But I'm a creature of habit :3

which class/specialization did you go as?

I stuck with rogue :D
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 08, 2013, 09:37:34 PM
Oh I loved the rogue, always had enough action, but enough tactics for me to love it.  Not like post-patch mage. (LOLZ I KILL YA WITH FIAZ *proceed to faceroll*)

I also liked tanking, but I found myself getting chomped to death by giant spiders more often than not.

Spiders are dicks man
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on October 08, 2013, 11:40:08 PM
The wii u sucks . Nintendo is in trouble.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on October 09, 2013, 12:11:04 AM
I am enjoying the golf on GTA: Online way too much.

Also, the Wii in general sucked, so the fact that they added to it does not surprise me that it still, in truth, sucks.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on October 11, 2013, 09:41:31 AM
Quote from: "leo"
The wii u sucks . Nintendo is in trouble.

I thought the same with the regular Wii, but it sold pretty well for the casual market I guess. The problem with the Wii U is that it just do much of anything new.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 11, 2013, 02:06:06 PM
Quote from: "Savior2006"
Quote from: "leo"
The wii u sucks . Nintendo is in trouble.

I thought the same with the regular Wii, but it sold pretty well for the casual market I guess. The problem with the Wii U is that it just do much of anything new.
I was at the Nintedo booth at comic con yesterday. The new donkey kong and super mario 3d world is awesome. I probably would get a wii u just for those games. Plus super smash bro's in a nintendo exclusive. so wii u may or may not be in my future.

Plus, I also got to preview dungeon defenders 2. that is going to be pretty awesome when it comes out
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on October 11, 2013, 04:22:52 PM
Quote from: "Savior2006"
Quote from: "leo"
The wii u sucks . Nintendo is in trouble.

I thought the same with the regular Wii, but it sold pretty well for the casual market I guess. The problem with the Wii U is that it just do much of anything new.
The original wii sold like crazy . Sadly the wii  fad is over. The current wii u sales are horrible.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on October 11, 2013, 04:25:31 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "Savior2006"
Quote from: "leo"
The wii u sucks . Nintendo is in trouble.

I thought the same with the regular Wii, but it sold pretty well for the casual market I guess. The problem with the Wii U is that it just do much of anything new.
I was at the Nintedo booth at comic con yesterday. The new donkey kong and super mario 3d world is awesome. I probably would get a wii u just for those games. Plus super smash bro's in a nintendo exclusive. so wii u may or may not be in my future.

Plus, I also got to preview dungeon defenders 2. that is going to be pretty awesome when it comes out
Nintendo games are awesome but the wii u is overpriced. I might get one with another price drop .
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 11, 2013, 04:26:42 PM
the last Nintendo system I loved was the N64, which at the time was the best system I had ever played, hell it still works and I find myself playing it a couple times a year.

Game cube was good, but the games weren't that great

Wii had a lot of hype, but ultimately didn't have that many games and lost popularity.

Wii Sucks

combine that with Nintendo sticking with Pokmon Zelda and Mario, they're just not making new feeling games, nor rpgs or fps to note, none that sold well anyway. And I loive Zelda and Mario, but you can't bank a whole console on one or two series anymore.

Nintendo is hurting on everything except for mobile, their mobile department takes the cake
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 11, 2013, 06:06:23 PM
Quote from: "leo"
Nintendo games are awesome but the wii u is overpriced. I might get one with another price drop .
Yea. It is overpriced. I was going to wait for a price drop as well.
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
the last Nintendo system I loved was the N64, which at the time was the best system I had ever played, hell it still works and I find myself playing it a couple times a year.

Game cube was good, but the games weren't that great

Wii had a lot of hype, but ultimately didn't have that many games and lost popularity.

Wii Sucks

combine that with Nintendo sticking with Pokmon Zelda and Mario, they're just not making new feeling games, nor rpgs or fps to note, none that sold well anyway. And I loive Zelda and Mario, but you can't bank a whole console on one or two series anymore.

Nintendo is hurting on everything except for mobile, their mobile department takes the cake

I think the first wii DEFINATELY sucked, but I think that is mostly because they just didn't know how to make games to fit the new technology... the wii-mote and nunchuck... They came up with a lot of experimental games that surely didn't get taken seriously. I think they got thier act together with the new one though. What I think is they are just having a tough time recovering from the last wii. The new one seems too much of the same thing, but in reality they needed to re- do it to get the performance they needed.

That is my thought at least.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 11, 2013, 07:38:33 PM
so I'm going to try ocarina of time for the first time in years, and I can't remember the game at all. any reccomendations?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on October 11, 2013, 07:53:03 PM
I got into the Hearthstone beta.

The game itself is fun, but the pricing model is really severe.

Heres a post about my thoughts on the issue, disliked into oblivion by the ubiquitous Blizzard fanboys.

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So its 3 wins for ten gold.

Its 150 gold for one arena run.

I guess the daily will give you 40 gold.

So its 33 wins plus your quest completed to earn a single arena run.

I don't know other player's experiences, but my games usually take at least fifteen minutes. Maybe its quick if i totally dominate, but that rarely happens.

So thats 8 hours and 15 minutes in play mode to earn a single arena run.

But wait, thats only if you win 33 games in a row. What if you only win 50% of the time? Now we are looking at 16 hours and 30 minutes.

For one arena run. One! that seems like a very harsh grind, and makes me personally feel very pressured to just pay up. I had hoped for something a bit less severe. I like the pay mechanics in my F2P games to be a bit less overbearing.

And yes, I know arena itself if theoretically supposed to give you gold too, but honestly ive arena'd 4 times. The best I've managed to do was 6-3 and for that i got like 100 dust and a pack. So relying on gold from arena runs is very questionable since you have no real control over the cards you are given, who you are matched up with, or even what reward you are given when you finally finish. Not everyone is Trump. Not everyone can make it to 9 with a toothpick and some masking tape.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Graniona123 on October 12, 2013, 09:59:32 AM
Not interested if its the type of game that has lots of cutscenes. But i love games, i am currently replaying "Sonic Adventure 1". Plan to play "Tomb Raider 3" later. But it's nice that there are games for everyone :D
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 12, 2013, 04:57:58 PM
Quote from: "Graniona123"
Not interested if its the type of game that has lots of cutscenes.
Same.  Every now and then is fine, to transition between scenes or to mark the end of a campaign, but when it interrupts gameplay, it's the equivalent of interrupting someone's gladiatorial bout, strapping them to a chair, and showing them a movie trailer about gladiators.  No me gusta.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on October 12, 2013, 06:26:36 PM
What about games like Beyond: Two Souls, which is almost fully cut-scene and is more about story than actual game play?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on October 16, 2013, 04:33:42 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
What about games like Beyond: Two Souls, which is almost fully cut-scene and is more about story than actual game play?
Those are for the most part either complete failures, or rare gems of art. I can't come to think of any cut-scene game that wasn't a complete failure though.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on October 16, 2013, 04:39:16 PM
Quote from: "Sal1981"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
What about games like Beyond: Two Souls, which is almost fully cut-scene and is more about story than actual game play?
Those are for the most part either complete failures, or rare gems of art. I can't come to think of any cut-scene game that wasn't a complete failure though.

Beyond: Two Souls, Fahrenheit, Heavy Rain?

Quantic Dream is the only company I can think of that does em' good, but they do them really good.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on October 16, 2013, 04:49:56 PM
Never played any of those games, but I do remember Wing Commander 3 & 4 now, those had pretty decent cut scenes and some flying inbetween.

The first game Under a Killing Moon, that I think is the archetype to cut-scene games, was a glorified turd, although not a strictly cut-scene game, that seemed like that was the only thing going for that game.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 20, 2013, 09:51:46 PM
I miss Star Wars Galaxies, now that was a fun game, at least before NGE. I was sad when they closed it down, even more sad when I played TOR and it was a "meh" game.

Tor was okay, it just didn't feel right. It felt drawn out and non-unique. I usually love Bioware games, but Tor was just not my type of game. It felt...wrong I guess.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on October 21, 2013, 01:01:07 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I miss Star Wars Galaxies, now that was a fun game, at least before NGE. I was sad when they closed it down, even more sad when I played TOR and it was a "meh" game.

Tor was okay, it just didn't feel right. It felt drawn out and non-unique. I usually love Bioware games, but Tor was just not my type of game. It felt...wrong I guess.

Oh my god, I killed so much of my life on SWG. That game was the best MMO of all time... OF ALL TIME!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 21, 2013, 10:35:50 AM
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Oh my god, I killed so much of my life on SWG. That game was the best MMO of all time... OF ALL TIME!


Oh yeah, I loved Galaxies back in the day, and I was too young to even do some of the cooler things. I used to just run around autoshooting with my commando, thinking that was the way to go.

The endless PVP, clone armor, different planets at night, I loved them all.

The only mmo that has come close to it in terms of fun, at least for me was Pre-cata wow.

RIP Galaxies.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on October 21, 2013, 01:36:00 PM
I kind of miss City of Heroes. It was dated, but I liked it more than Champions or DC Heroes. For all their bluster, they weren't any better than CoH. In many ways, they were worse.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 22, 2013, 01:17:27 AM
Quote from: "the_antithesis"
I kind of miss City of Heroes. It was dated, but I liked it more than Champions or DC Heroes. For all their bluster, they weren't any better than CoH. In many ways, they were worse.
I seriously miss it.  I really, really liked CoH's enhancement/inspiration system as opposed to the traditional inventory-clogging gray/green/blue/purple system (CoH did switch over to crafting drops, but even so, there was a lot less loot gripe on CoH than other games).  I liked how you could customize the crap out of your character.  I loved the extremely liberating travel powers, which were incredibly permissive for its time.  And badges.  Man, did I love badges.

Sure, the game was really laggy, was more polygony than the original Starfox, the combat was nothing to write home about, the procedurally-generated maps were terribly claustrophobic and repetitive, and finding that last glowie/enemy to complete the mission was incredibly frustrating.

But dammit, it was a pretty damn innovative game for 2004.  There are lots of superhero games out right now that don't have half the charm that CoH had.

[youtube:2ahopqip]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ixe3FzdIPg[/youtube:2ahopqip]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on November 03, 2013, 09:18:34 PM
Quote from: "Sal1981"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
What about games like Beyond: Two Souls, which is almost fully cut-scene and is more about story than actual game play?
Those are for the most part either complete failures, or rare gems of art. I can't come to think of any cut-scene game that wasn't a complete failure though.

Little bit late but I remember that Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit) had a really good story at the start that really sucked me in. Then I went onto Youtube, saw the Let's Plays, which revealed to me a story that 2/3rds of the way through decided to crawl into a corner and die.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: dgirl1986 on November 04, 2013, 12:54:41 AM
I have just started playing Dragon Age II...Merrill is so adorable.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 04, 2013, 07:51:37 AM
Quote from: "dgirl1986"
I have just started playing Dragon Age II...Merrill is so adorable.


Dragon age 2?

Abandon all hope

DA2=   :Hangman:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on November 04, 2013, 11:57:13 AM
Finally platinum-ed Dark Souls.

(http://http://i.imgur.com/Ut8QSa9.gif)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on November 04, 2013, 04:29:17 PM
Quote from: "drunkenshoe"
Does anyone play Drakensang Online? I just discovered it.  :-D
I played for a few hours. A boring isometric MMO, tbh. There are far better browser-based MMOs out there.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on November 04, 2013, 05:33:17 PM
Bioware have made great progress it seems with the new Mass Effect 4 game, which might or might not have the name of Mass Effect 4.

They said on Twitter that the game was coming along good and of course fans were over the moon when they heard this news.

Casey Hudson was also on Twitter and he was Tweeting with the executive producer and gave us an idea about the development of the game.

Whats even more fun than working on the design of a new fictional world? Taking our first steps into it and looking around, tweeted Hudson.

Hudson talked about the PAX East panel and he had said that Mass Effect 4 was going to take place in a new universe. Fans of the series then wanted to know about the time frame for it.

They got very excited when Hudson sent a message.

In a milestone review for next Mass Effect game. Team is doing outstanding work. Looks beautiful, fun, ambitious, and Mass Effect-y!

So at least there is proof that Mass Effect 4 is being developed. Just 6 months previously Hudson had talked about the game being in production, so it seems that a great deal of work has gone into it.

I like it when a plan comes together. Especially a Mass Effect plan, added Gamble when he had sent a virtual high five.

At the moment we dont know much about it, but it seems that Commander Shepard isnt to play a part in the game. But he may be making an appearance.

Gamers could therefore play a character that has been in the series before, possibly Aria, Garrus or maybe the Illusive Man.

Does anyone have a problem with that? (http://http://i.imgur.com/hbgAlWW.jpg)

(http://http://i.imgur.com/ff5qJjZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 04, 2013, 05:40:50 PM
Quote from: "Solitary"
Bioware have made great progress it seems with the new Mass Effect 4 game, which might or might not have the name of Mass Effect 4.

They said on Twitter that the game was coming along good and of course fans were over the moon when they heard this news.

Casey Hudson was also on Twitter and he was Tweeting with the executive producer and gave us an idea about the development of the game.

Whats even more fun than working on the design of a new fictional world? Taking our first steps into it and looking around, tweeted Hudson.

Hudson talked about the PAX East panel and he had said that Mass Effect 4 was going to take place in a new universe. Fans of the series then wanted to know about the time frame for it.

They got very excited when Hudson sent a message.

In a milestone review for next Mass Effect game. Team is doing outstanding work. Looks beautiful, fun, ambitious, and Mass Effect-y!

So at least there is proof that Mass Effect 4 is being developed. Just 6 months previously Hudson had talked about the game being in production, so it seems that a great deal of work has gone into it.

I like it when a plan comes together. Especially a Mass Effect plan, added Gamble when he had sent a virtual high five.

At the moment we dont know much about it, but it seems that Commander Shepard isnt to play a part in the game. But he may be making an appearance.

Gamers could therefore play a character that has been in the series before, possibly Aria, Garrus or maybe the Illusive Man.

Does anyone have a problem with that? [ Image (http://http://i.imgur.com/hbgAlWW.jpg) ]

[ Image (http://http://i.imgur.com/ff5qJjZ.jpg) ]

I had a very lengthy response to that, but I accidentally deleted the whole damn thing.

son of a bitch.....

anyway, do I have a problem with that?

Only with certain parts, otherwise I look forward to it
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 04, 2013, 05:49:20 PM
Quote
Does anyone have a problem with that?

Kalisa Bint Sinan Al Jilani, Westurland news.

Solitary, sources say you support the creation of a new Mass Effect game that does not take place with the old characters, do you care to comment on that?

(http://http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120320184138/masseffect/images/4/48/Khalisah-al-Jilani-Citadel-Embassies-ME3.png)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on November 04, 2013, 07:09:51 PM
Quote from: "drunkenshoe"
Quote from: "Sal1981"
Quote from: "drunkenshoe"
Does anyone play Drakensang Online? I just discovered it.  :-D
I played for a few hours. A boring isometric MMO, tbh. There are far better browser-based MMOs out there.

Well, I made a ranger to 18th and a mage to 12th just to try it. It wasn't so bad. But well yes gets old fast.

Which ones are better for example?
RuneScape is much better, for starters. Although RuneScape isn't on the top of the list anymore, I'd definitely recommend that one - I've been playing RuneScape since 2005, with a few breaks inbetween.

Others that I've heard good things about, but not tried myself are Spiral Knights, Puzzle Pirates and Battlestar Galactica. Although that's 2nd hand knowledge.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on November 10, 2013, 03:33:13 AM
Has anyone played the Killzone series? I have just watched an hours worth of story on it, and I have to say... it is one of my favourite stories in video gaming. I am just wondering how gameplay wise it is. Definitely going to be one of the first games I pick up when I get a ps4.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on November 10, 2013, 03:36:45 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Quote
Does anyone have a problem with that?

Kalisa Bint Sinan Al Jilani, Westurland news.

Solitary, sources say you support the creation of a new Mass Effect game that does not take place with the old characters, do you care to comment on that?

[ Image (http://http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120320184138/masseffect/images/4/48/Khalisah-al-Jilani-Citadel-Embassies-ME3.png) ]

I would love, love, love, love, love, LOVE, LOVE, LOVEEEEEEEEEE a Mass Effect game that centered around a Quarian or an Asari.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on November 10, 2013, 05:38:45 AM
Got to play some of the Dark Souls II beta tonight. They took the basics of Dark Souls and added a ton to it. For instance, you can now properly dual-wield (the offhand has its own move set now), cast hexes (a whole new line of magic - seems to be based on the Dark Souls humanity spells), carry 3 main and offhand weapons, lose a little bit of health each time you die (refreshed when you return to human form) and most importantly you can be invaded as a human and an undead.

Also - the AI has been improved (backstab fishing counters) and there are all new covenants. One of the covenants entire purpose is to back up other people who are invaded by red phantoms.

The basic classes (for now):
[spoil:3gnrfrxl](http://http://i.imgur.com/6t4rxE8.jpg)[/spoil:3gnrfrxl]

The warrior (favorite class so far):
[spoil:3gnrfrxl](http://http://i.imgur.com/O9u3nqU.jpg)[/spoil:3gnrfrxl]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 10, 2013, 07:10:26 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Quote
Does anyone have a problem with that?

Kalisa Bint Sinan Al Jilani, Westurland news.

Solitary, sources say you support the creation of a new Mass Effect game that does not take place with the old characters, do you care to comment on that?

[ Image (http://http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120320184138/masseffect/images/4/48/Khalisah-al-Jilani-Citadel-Embassies-ME3.png) ]

I would love, love, love, love, love, LOVE, LOVE, LOVEEEEEEEEEE a Mass Effect game that centered around a Quarian or an Asari.

A Quarian would be cool, I always thought they'd be awesome hackers. Even worked on an rpg with my friends and made them expert technicians

But an Asari, I don't know, I was never big on biotics and you KNOW they'll be biotic mastered.

Oh and out of the blue here, but you know what the most OP class of ME3 is? A damn sniper with cryo ammo and the Valiant. Everything dies
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: SilentFutility on November 10, 2013, 08:30:20 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Has anyone played the Killzone series? I have just watched an hours worth of story on it, and I have to say... it is one of my favourite stories in video gaming. I am just wondering how gameplay wise it is. Definitely going to be one of the first games I pick up when I get a ps4.
I played Killzone 2. I got it bundled with my PS3 years ago.
It was a breathtakingly good game when it came out, the graphics were insane at the time, shafts of light, fully detailed reflections etc. etc.

The gameplay was good, and very challenging on higher difficulties and on multiplayer.
On every CoD game I've owned my K/D was between 1.5-2.6 and I got shot to pieces for quite a long time before I started to get the hang of the multiplayer.

I do not know how good killzone 3 was. Drifted away from gaming slowly of late, all I do now is play very occasional rounds of CSS but even then I get bored quickly. I just have so much else on my plate right now.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on November 10, 2013, 10:27:41 AM
The  Wii U ( or Wii eww) will get raped this holiday season by the playstation 4 and Xbox One .
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on November 10, 2013, 10:57:04 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Quote
Does anyone have a problem with that?

Kalisa Bint Sinan Al Jilani, Westurland news.

Solitary, sources say you support the creation of a new Mass Effect game that does not take place with the old characters, do you care to comment on that?

[ Image (http://http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120320184138/masseffect/images/4/48/Khalisah-al-Jilani-Citadel-Embassies-ME3.png) ]

Now that would be telling wouldn't?  :P  :lol:  Solitary
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on November 10, 2013, 11:59:48 AM
My free time has been devoured by Path of Exile.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: dgirl1986 on November 10, 2013, 07:11:29 PM
I think I have well and truly overdosed on dragon age.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 10, 2013, 07:19:13 PM
Quote from: "dgirl1986"
I think I have well and truly overdosed on dragon age.

Speaking of which! Saw the trailer for DA3 today, looks pretty kick ass
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on November 11, 2013, 03:32:12 AM
I took a break from replaying Demon's Souls and noticed that I'd been sitting on a Hearthstone beta key for a couple of weeks. I played a few trading card games years ago and so far I like Hearthstone more than any of them.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on November 11, 2013, 12:06:31 PM
I can't wait for the playstation 4!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on November 11, 2013, 03:26:37 PM
Quote from: "leo"
I can't wait for the playstation 4!

Hell yeah, I just sold all my Xbox gear yesterday to make sure I could afford it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 11, 2013, 09:51:22 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Quote from: "leo"
I can't wait for the playstation 4!

Hell yeah, I just sold all my Xbox gear yesterday to make sure I could afford it.
I was going to wait until the price drop, but with my luck, I'll probably miss it. I'll either break down and get it before the price drop, or they will come out with mk2 PS4 and the price will be the same.... #-o  :lol:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on November 11, 2013, 10:00:02 PM
Yeah, I would have waited but the CD drive on my Xbox was pretty well shot (it was my 3rd xbox, and it's disk reader went to shit about a week after getting it). Between that and my friend's moving to next gen, I decided to just get the ps4 now.

Half my friends are going XB1 which makes me sad, given how terrible of corporation Microsoft has become (and they are looking at hiring a new shit-tier CEO) and the malfunction rate of the 360. I don't plan on ever owning another XBOX, as fun as it was... it was one broken PoS.

Unrelated: I just hooked my computer up to my T.V.. Life is good.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 11, 2013, 10:04:31 PM
I saved up all of the money I made when I worked over the summer to buy either the xbox one or the PS4 (with a game). I haven't decided which one I'll get but i'm leaning towards the PS4 even though I loved the 360. I still do, even with its faults
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on November 11, 2013, 10:32:47 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I saved up all of the money I made when I worked over the summer to buy either the xbox one or the PS4 (with a game). I haven't decided which one I'll get but i'm leaning towards the PS4 even though I loved the 360. I still do, even with its faults

I will admit, I am an xbox fan boy... I loved my 360s even with the fact I went through 3 of them and the last one lasted a week before breaking... but I just cant bring myself to get the 1. The controller is perfection on the 360, the community was fun (little kids or not, there were alot of fun people on it), the live was much better than ps3s (hopefully that will be fixed now that it will be subscription based).

But there were times I almost went outside and threw my xbox into the street because it is just buggy hardware. Added ontop of that Microsoft telling gamers and indie developers to go fuck themselves multiple times on XB1... even with how much all that pisses me off, a small part of me still wants a 1 :.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 11, 2013, 10:42:50 PM
Microsoft management has gone to hell, they're just giving the completion every advantage it needs. I heard Gates is even trying to get control of it again.


I'll probably splurge and buy myself another 360 in a few months when they're cheap, I have to share the current one so...yeah.


I'll miss it
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: missingnocchi on November 11, 2013, 10:47:36 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Quote
Does anyone have a problem with that?

Kalisa Bint Sinan Al Jilani, Westurland news.

Solitary, sources say you support the creation of a new Mass Effect game that does not take place with the old characters, do you care to comment on that?

[ Image (http://http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120320184138/masseffect/images/4/48/Khalisah-al-Jilani-Citadel-Embassies-ME3.png) ]
I always punched her in her stupid face, even on paragon runs.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on November 11, 2013, 10:57:47 PM
Quote
Microsoft management has gone to hell, they're just giving the completion every advantage it needs. I heard Gates is even trying to get control of it again.

I thought I posted it here, but maybe I am mistaken, but the two prime candidates for CEO atm is the guy who killed Nokia and the guy who took Ford from number 1 in quality to number 4 or so.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on November 11, 2013, 11:03:52 PM
Quote from: "missingnocchi"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Quote
Does anyone have a problem with that?

Kalisa Bint Sinan Al Jilani, Westurland news.

Solitary, sources say you support the creation of a new Mass Effect game that does not take place with the old characters, do you care to comment on that?

[ Image (http://http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120320184138/masseffect/images/4/48/Khalisah-al-Jilani-Citadel-Embassies-ME3.png) ]
I always punched her in her stupid face, even on paragon runs.

He! He! How did you do in Mass Effect 3 when you punched her if you did play it?  :lol:  Solitary
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 12, 2013, 09:31:45 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Quote
Microsoft management has gone to hell, they're just giving the completion every advantage it needs. I heard Gates is even trying to get control of it again.

I thought I posted it here, but maybe I am mistaken, but the two prime candidates for CEO atm is the guy who killed Nokia and the guy who took Ford from number 1 in quality to number 4 or so.

Well that's the end folks
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 12, 2013, 09:33:04 AM
Quote
He! He! How did you do in Mass Effect 3 when you punched her if you did play it?  :lol:  Solitary

Is it bad that I had her in my top 25 Bioware babes list? >>
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on November 12, 2013, 09:35:44 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Quote
He! He! How did you do in Mass Effect 3 when you punched her if you did play it?  :lol:  Solitary

Is it bad that I had her in my top 25 Bioware babes list? >>

Not as bad as having such a list in the first place.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 12, 2013, 09:40:03 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
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He! He! How did you do in Mass Effect 3 when you punched her if you did play it?  :lol:  Solitary

Is it bad that I had her in my top 25 Bioware babes list? >>

Not as bad as having such a list in the first place.



I've had that list for years, I'm a gamer, it's part of what we do

that and make lists of what weapons kill most effectively
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 12, 2013, 09:40:08 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
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He! He! How did you do in Mass Effect 3 when you punched her if you did play it?  :lol:  Solitary

Is it bad that I had her in my top 25 Bioware babes list? >>

Not as bad as having such a list in the first place.



I've had that list for years, I'm a gamer, it's part of what we do

that and make lists of what weapons kill most effectively
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on November 12, 2013, 09:43:21 AM
It's not part of what I do, I'm too busy playing the game to list its characters by look :P
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 12, 2013, 09:45:47 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
It's not part of what I do, I'm too busy playing the game to list its characters by look :P


Well, I do so after I have played the game a couple of times at least, when you're not as into the story anymore
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mmm on November 13, 2013, 08:53:10 PM
Quote from: "Agramon"
Did we lose the last gaming thread? I can't seem to find it.

Anyway, I just finished The Last of Us and all I can say is wow. A game hasn't made me ask moral questions like that in a very long time (if ever). I'd definitely recommend it if you have the time/money.

I remember seeing bro team, it's so chill on the internet and warm, peacefulness is nice..
I haven't tried the game though, i like them without cutscenes, but it's nice to play. cool man.
[youtube:2va0iawx]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNHn3VJC1Z0[/youtube:2va0iawx]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on November 13, 2013, 09:01:09 PM
Tomorrow... Tomorrow...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 13, 2013, 09:02:14 PM
I have enough for an xbox or a ps4, which one do I get?!?!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: dgirl1986 on November 14, 2013, 08:05:07 PM
Just downloaded mass effect. Looking forward to playing it!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 14, 2013, 08:07:42 PM
Quote from: "dgirl1986"
Just downloaded mass effect. Looking forward to playing it!

(http://http://www.myfacewhen.net/uploads/1912-so-much-win.jpg)

My favorite game :3
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on November 14, 2013, 08:44:06 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I have enough for an xbox or a ps4, which one do I get?!?!

I was going to post picture of my PS4 FIFA, 1 year subscription and receipt for the PS4, but then I realized my name was on it so I didn't. But just picture those 3 and you can get an impression of which I would recommend :P.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 14, 2013, 09:56:05 PM
Does anyone know if people on the ps4 be able to play via internet with people on ps3?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on November 15, 2013, 01:17:44 PM
My T.V. is too old to play the PS4 in H.D....

W/e, at least I have a console again.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 15, 2013, 01:26:53 PM
I'll end up buying one or the other in the next few months, might also go back to wow when it releases the next xpac, looks okay. But not at its heyday anymore.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on November 15, 2013, 01:58:03 PM
The playstation 4 will rape the the Wii u.  I must confess the new Mario game look awesome .
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on November 16, 2013, 01:24:57 AM
(http://http://i.imgur.com/u8YeEjb.gif)

hehe
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 16, 2013, 02:22:24 AM
Quote from: "leo"
The playstation 4 will rape the the Wii u.  I must confess the new Mario game look awesome .
I played the new super mario 3d world that is coming out next year at comic con. It's so good. between that and super smash bros, I'll probably get the Wii U when the new smash comes out.

Plus I was thinking about getting the PS4, but I realized I haven't used my ps3 for anything other than playing video off my HDD for the most part, so I don't think ps4 would be a wise investment for me.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 16, 2013, 03:49:32 PM
poor nintendo  :( (http://https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/996041_10151836165819069_781070356_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 17, 2013, 12:47:29 AM
I finally did it. I gave in and got a ps4.
[spoil:3ifrhqpa](http://http://i.imgur.com/okv9KmB.jpg)[/spoil:3ifrhqpa]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 17, 2013, 07:20:03 AM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
I finally did it. I gave in and got a ps4.
[spoil:1jshm863][ Image (http://http://i.imgur.com/okv9KmB.jpg) ][/spoil:1jshm863]


Seems legit
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on November 17, 2013, 12:22:38 PM
Quote from: "leo"
The playstation 4 will rape the the Wii u.  I must confess the new Mario game look awesome .

You say that like they're even in competition with one another.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: missingnocchi on November 17, 2013, 10:14:36 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
poor nintendo  :( [ Image (http://https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/996041_10151836165819069_781070356_n.jpg) ]
It doesn't sell because the way the controller screen and the actual screen interact makes gameplay difficult and confusing, and half the time it's basically an incredibly expensive handheld. I wanted to believe that the Wii U would be good, but playing it killed that dream for me.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 17, 2013, 10:39:17 PM
Quote from: "missingnocchi"
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
poor nintendo  :( [ Image (http://https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/996041_10151836165819069_781070356_n.jpg) ]
It doesn't sell because the way the controller screen and the actual screen interact makes gameplay difficult and confusing, and half the time it's basically an incredibly expensive handheld. I wanted to believe that the Wii U would be good, but playing it killed that dream for me.
Is it really that bad? I really have to get to a store and see this for myself. I really want to play the new bayonetta, mario, and smash bros.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: missingnocchi on November 17, 2013, 10:54:52 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Is it really that bad? I really have to get to a store and see this for myself. I really want to play the new bayonetta, mario, and smash bros.
I feel like it has the potential to be good, but Nintendo seems to think that they can make games for it exactly like they would for the DS, and it hurts the system. The new Mario in particular suffers from this badly. I can't give it higher than a 4/10, much as I'd like to. Scribblenauts Unlimited is also pretty bad, I don't even understand why I need the Wii U for it. Even graphically, it feels exactly like it was ported from the DS. I am REALLY hoping they get their shit together by the time Smash U comes out, because a good Smash game would make having the system actually worthwhile.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 18, 2013, 12:20:25 AM
Quote from: "missingnocchi"
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Is it really that bad? I really have to get to a store and see this for myself. I really want to play the new bayonetta, mario, and smash bros.
I feel like it has the potential to be good, but Nintendo seems to think that they can make games for it exactly like they would for the DS, and it hurts the system. The new Mario in particular suffers from this badly. I can't give it higher than a 4/10, much as I'd like to. Scribblenauts Unlimited is also pretty bad, I don't even understand why I need the Wii U for it. Even graphically, it feels exactly like it was ported from the DS. I am REALLY hoping they get their shit together by the time Smash U comes out, because a good Smash game would make having the system actually worthwhile.
that's really disappointing.  :(  

I think some of the games are still on the lower end graphics tier. but when i saw people playing the new bayonetta... geeze. those were much better graphics than I've seen on a nintendo console. I think nintendo graphics can be really good with the U, but the games for the most part are just more cartoony to begin with...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on November 18, 2013, 11:27:01 AM
At this time I personally don't see any compelling reason to buy any of the three systems.

The Wii U seems to have been released too early, and doesn't have the technological power of its competitors. Which is really bad since its competitors are using relatively old technology as well (when compared to a modest modern PC). The final nail in the coffin for me is that I don't care about any of the traditional big sellers that nintendo usually has. I don't care about any mario game at all and I never will, for example.

The Xbone worries me. They have inferior hardware when comapred to the PS3. In addition there have been some questionable design decisions that lead me to believe MS is moving away from the Xbox being a gaming console and toward the Xbox being an all inclusive media center. I don't want or need that, and I am unwilling to buy a machine that sacrificed gaming performance so that it can act as my entertainment center.

The PS4's game lineup is currently shit, and the games it does have that I desire to play are also available on PC right now. There will probably be one or two games that are PS4 exclusives that I would very much want to play, but the prospect of dropping 5-600 dollars just to play them is repellant to me. If I am going to buy an expensive console I want it to be because there are a ton of games on it that I want to play, not just a couple.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on November 18, 2013, 11:40:55 AM
Pff, everyone knows indie games for the PC are the way to go these days. :P Easy on the specs, far more creative than anything the big companies come up with, and they're cheap. I'll take S.P.A.Z. and AI War over console stuff any day. :-D
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on November 18, 2013, 11:41:08 AM
I was looking forward to Killzone Shadow Fall for the PS4, as it was a launch title with the system. But its score on Metacritic is 74, which is considerably less than the 85 of the third game and MUCH less than the 90+ of the second game. What helped Killzone 2 so much is that it was obviously such a ridiculous improvement over the first game, both single player gunplay wise and in terms of multiplayer, which I believe could have up to 30 people, which is a lot for a console.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on November 18, 2013, 01:11:32 PM
Quote from: "the_antithesis"
Quote from: "leo"
The playstation 4 will rape the the Wii u.  I must confess the new Mario game look awesome .

You say that like they're even in competition with one another.
You are right .Nintendo quit to compete with Microsoft and Sony after  gamecube poor sales . That's why the Wii and Wii U was designed with poor specs . Both consoles are way underpowered compared to the competition. The wii was a very successful fad because  the unique controller and low price . The wii u is in trouble because the poor marketing and nobody cares about the tablet controller . The Wii U is also a very expensive console for what it is . 299 dollars for a console barely more powerful than playstation 3 and Xbox 360 is a ripp off .
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on November 18, 2013, 02:05:51 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
At this time I personally don't see any compelling reason to buy any of the three systems.

The Wii U seems to have been released too early, and doesn't have the technological power of its competitors. Which is really bad since its competitors are using relatively old technology as well (when compared to a modest modern PC). The final nail in the coffin for me is that I don't care about any of the traditional big sellers that nintendo usually has. I don't care about any mario game at all and I never will, for example.

The Xbone worries me. They have inferior hardware when comapred to the PS3. In addition there have been some questionable design decisions that lead me to believe MS is moving away from the Xbox being a gaming console and toward the Xbox being an all inclusive media center. I don't want or need that, and I am unwilling to buy a machine that sacrificed gaming performance so that it can act as my entertainment center.

The PS4's game lineup is currently shit, and the games it does have that I desire to play are also available on PC right now. There will probably be one or two games that are PS4 exclusives that I would very much want to play, but the prospect of dropping 5-600 dollars just to play them is repellant to me. If I am going to buy an expensive console I want it to be because there are a ton of games on it that I want to play, not just a couple.
I agree with you  . PC's  are much more powerful than consoles . I will buy the playstation 4 when games start to appear.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on November 18, 2013, 02:09:22 PM
The pathetic thing about the Wii u is that the controller cost more to make than the console itself.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 18, 2013, 02:20:33 PM
Maybe I'll just rig up this dead computer I have laying around. I think it just needs a new hard drive. Ill have it run emulators and steam and hook it up to my tv... It's gotta work better than the Wii U, going by your guy's experience with it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on November 18, 2013, 02:30:18 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Maybe I'll just rig up this dead computer I have laying around. I think it just needs a new hard drive. Ill have it run emulators and steam and hook it up to my tv... It's gotta work better than the Wii U, going by your guy's experience with it.
I love Nintendo games . Nintendo games are high quality but the latest Nintendo consoles are crap . I stop buying Nintendo consoles after the game cube.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on November 25, 2013, 07:20:13 PM
Here's some Last of Us shenanigans. I have to say the multiplayer was good for a game so focused on the campaign and it made me stop playing COD for a while.

[youtube:3m4s3qmv]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dleaVDy1SZc[/youtube:3m4s3qmv]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on November 25, 2013, 10:02:41 PM
Quote from: "Savior2006"
Here's some Last of Us shenanigans. I have to say the multiplayer was good for a game so focused on the campaign and it made me stop playing COD for a while.

Writer posted a YouTube video (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dleaVDy1SZc)
Did you say CoD? I love that game!

[youtube:1enqhux1]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22kcRWK4yzE[/youtube:1enqhux1]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 25, 2013, 10:05:16 PM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Quote from: "Savior2006"
Here's some Last of Us shenanigans. I have to say the multiplayer was good for a game so focused on the campaign and it made me stop playing COD for a while.

Writer posted a YouTube video (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dleaVDy1SZc)
Did you say CoD? I love that game!

[youtube:97nxxo61]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22kcRWK4yzE[/youtube:97nxxo61]


Automatic points for liking Markiplier
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on November 25, 2013, 11:11:01 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Automatic points for liking Markiplier
Automatic points for liking my liking of Markiplier.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on November 26, 2013, 02:35:37 AM
That's hilarious xD
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kscience on November 26, 2013, 04:26:02 PM
Gamers? I play my own niche and keep up with all games in terms of information (when I'm not studying my usual 23 hours a day). Currently I'm playing Minecraft and want to get into Assassin's Creed IV...

... oh and I play Skyrim.... TALOS IS THE TRUE GOD OF MAN!!!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 26, 2013, 05:15:46 PM
I enjoy Skyrim

I'm an argonian archer....Imperial
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on November 27, 2013, 03:44:46 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I enjoy Skyrim

I'm an argonian archer....Imperial
Argonian assassin.  Very fun.  :)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on November 27, 2013, 04:10:07 PM
Steam sale time!

I know I'm going to lose serious man points for this, but I got Long Live The Queen (http://http://store.steampowered.com/app/251990/)!

[youtube:1j7c7hhm]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvmUuJVGcIM[/youtube:1j7c7hhm]

It's a fun little adventure game.  Every day, you change the character's mood slightly (which affects skills), learn two skills, go through a series of skill checks, and get finally presented with a dilemma or two.  Rinse and repeat.  It's a surprisingly enjoyable experience, though the mechanics are a bit tricky at first.  For $9, it's not bad at all.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 27, 2013, 04:15:34 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I enjoy Skyrim

I'm an argonian archer....Imperial
Argonian assassin.  Very fun.  :)


I agree, for whatever reason I love Argonians in TES, especially Skyrim.

It was quite fun :3
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: jinX on November 27, 2013, 10:30:04 PM
Been gaming for wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too long. Almost always fps games, but I am not too embarrassed to say I will also play the sims from time to time. Anyone else play CS?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Maelstrom on November 27, 2013, 11:47:42 PM
I am currently playing an MMO called Forsaken World.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on November 28, 2013, 06:58:09 AM
Still wasting time in RuneScape.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 28, 2013, 09:18:44 AM
thinking I'll play some Mass Effect this week, or Skyrim. Gonna play something though
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on November 28, 2013, 09:41:41 AM
I'll just leave this here
[youtube:1jhtam4f]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gtXhFzOBRw[/youtube:1jhtam4f]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 28, 2013, 10:08:08 AM
[youtube:259o5jf7]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfTyv_Ahd9g[/youtube:259o5jf7]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on November 30, 2013, 05:23:04 PM
Just got Sins of a Solar Empire: Stellar Phenomena.  The stars sometimes spawn as pulsars or neutron stars or black holes, and they occasionally launch superweapon-like attacks at random planets.  And there are random events like economic downturns or upturns, but damned if I know what exactly those do.  There's also some sort of open rebellion event where a sizable rebel fleet - complete with a capital ship - appears out of nowhere.  I don't think this DLC really adds all that much relative to Forbidden Worlds, but I'll take it.

But the patching process wiped out my heavily-modified game files, so everything's at factory settings.  And unfortunately, the AI is noticeably moronic now.  They colonize with the colony frigates and never build a colony capital ship.  In a lot of maps (even random ones), they put all their money into a small fleet (no research, no planet development, no orbital buildings), take over a small string of planets, and ruin their own economies by not investing in any of their planets (unimproved planets are a drain on income), scuttling their extractors (talk about killing the goose that laid the golden eggs!), and endlessly picking losing battles in ever-distant territories.   #-o

By accident, I figured out that they have to have a few non-colonizable worlds nearby to fund their expansion (it's impossible to scuttle those extractors, so they're saved from their own stupidity), but they're still very slow about upgrading their planets and lose small fortunes from a combination of bad management and overly aggressive military action.  Hopefully, they'll patch that sometime.

And now I have to mod the whole thing all over again.

To-do list:
* make space mines less prolific
* make superweapon-turtling less viable
* make the Vasari research tree suck less
* make Vasari special abilities suck less
* cure cancer
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on November 30, 2013, 07:37:23 PM
Anyone any experience with the Xbox one ?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 30, 2013, 07:40:42 PM
Quote from: "leo"
Anyone any experience with the Xbox one ?

Played it at a target, the console itself is quite large, pretty heavy too. The controller doesn't feel as good as the 360 control, but it seems okay, haven't played the PS so I can't give a fair judgment, still holding my money until around January
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 01, 2013, 01:10:26 AM
I just got Bioshock Infinite yesterday. I thought I was only going to play 20 min, then get back to work, but it was more like 5 hrs and then I realized it was 6 in the morning...

And I finally understand the reference to Shiranu's signature!!!  :-D  "Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt."

such game
very story

Those doge memes are going to be the end of me.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 01, 2013, 10:28:14 AM
I could never get into bioshock, even though I thought it looked cool way back when.

I do think I'll play the new battlefield and Destiny when I finally get a console, but until then I'm game dry :/

Even thought of playing wow again, but I can't because my stalker is still stalking my account and I don't want to make a new one.  :evil:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on December 01, 2013, 10:53:31 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Quote from: "leo"
Anyone any experience with the Xbox one ?

Played it at a target, the console itself is quite large, pretty heavy too. The controller doesn't feel as good as the 360 control, but it seems okay, haven't played the PS so I can't give a fair judgment, still holding my money until around January
The games  look and sound  much better ? I hear most Xbox one games run in 720p resolution . Most playstation 4 games run in 1080p resolution .
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 01, 2013, 02:13:00 PM
yeah, the PS4 has 1080p compared to the 720p of the xbox, so it clearly has better graphical potential and hardware, however I have heard that xbox live is better than the PS network for PS4.

Either way, the libraries aren't large enough just yet for me to buy either one, and I also want the initial broken ones to get bought up before I buy mine  :wink:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 08, 2013, 02:24:10 AM
I just found the GREATEST MOD EVER on steam for Skyrim. as well as a video demonstration.

[youtube:4qdsgpoq]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=917R_qYaSDY[/youtube:4qdsgpoq]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 09, 2013, 11:55:50 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
I just got Bioshock Infinite yesterday. I thought I was only going to play 20 min, then get back to work, but it was more like 5 hrs and then I realized it was 6 in the morning...

And I finally understand the reference to Shiranu's signature!!!  :-D  "Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt."

such game
very story

Those doge memes are going to be the end of me.

awwww yeah.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 10, 2013, 12:41:51 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
I just got Bioshock Infinite yesterday. I thought I was only going to play 20 min, then get back to work, but it was more like 5 hrs and then I realized it was 6 in the morning...

And I finally understand the reference to Shiranu's signature!!!  :-D  "Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt."

such game
very story

Those doge memes are going to be the end of me.

awwww yeah.
I finished it in 2 days.  :lol:  It was so good.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 10, 2013, 12:44:20 AM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
I just got Bioshock Infinite yesterday. I thought I was only going to play 20 min, then get back to work, but it was more like 5 hrs and then I realized it was 6 in the morning...

And I finally understand the reference to Shiranu's signature!!!  :-D  "Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt."

such game
very story

Those doge memes are going to be the end of me.

awwww yeah.
I finished it in 2 days.  :lol:  It was so good.

Gameplay: Meh. But you don't buy a Bioshock for gameplay imo.

Story wise; one of my favourites that I can remember. Loved the characters, loved the story, loved all the dark shit that was rooted in actual American history (covered in a shiny, pretty, patriotic coat)... it was great :D.

And dat ending, tho.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 10, 2013, 12:56:28 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Gameplay: Meh. But you don't buy a Bioshock for gameplay imo.

Story wise; one of my favourites that I can remember. Loved the characters, loved the story, loved all the dark shit that was rooted in actual American history (covered in a shiny, pretty, patriotic coat)... it was great :D.

And dat ending, tho.
True. the gameplay was alright. The story was AWESOME. I would like to shake the hands of those writers and tell them to make that in to a movie.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: mykcob4 on December 10, 2013, 01:19:11 AM
Okay I'm oldschool even old, but the thing is these games pretend to be as realistic as possible and they aren't even close.
For example I was a scout/sniper in the USMC. I have seen combat. I know the sounds, the smell, the temperature, the fear, the excitement, the exhaustion, everything that goes with it.
So they come out with these games that are suppose to be just like real combat with wild buzzword names that aren't even real.
Like 'HALO"!
High Altitude Low Opening-HALO
It was a failed tactic tried in the 60s that never saw the light of day in real combat.
It's a very successful video game about "space marines"...yeah right.
Real combat has real fear. If you have ever rout stepped 20+ miles through rugged country afraid every next step would be your last, hot sweatty, hungry, dehydrated, mad, angry, pissed off, not knowing what the mission is, just following orders, waiting for a call on the SAT phone for further orders. And when you actually get in combat, trying to sight the enemy before they sight you, trying to gain fire superiority long enough to call in an airstrike, hoping you don't get popped before that happens. Hoping that you don't run out of ammo before the airstrike happens. Hoping you don't kill innocent noncombatants by mistake, and all the rest of it.
There is no way they can make a video game where you feel the pain of a round knocking you down and burning like everything. Your nerves aren't jumping for REAL in a video game. There is NO FUCKING CONSEQUENCE IN A VIDEO GAME!!!!
So I really don't get it.
Maybe I wouldn't be so against them if they would just stop lying about how real they are. They aren't real, they're superficial at best.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 10, 2013, 01:24:38 AM
I have never heard Halo described as realistic...

And it's just a buzzword to sound cool, nothing more, nothing less.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: mykcob4 on December 10, 2013, 01:27:35 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
I have never heard Halo described as realistic...

And it's just a buzzword to sound cool, nothing more, nothing less.
So whats "Medal of Honor"? Another buzzword or a desecration?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 10, 2013, 01:36:41 AM
Quote from: "mykcob4"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
I have never heard Halo described as realistic...

And it's just a buzzword to sound cool, nothing more, nothing less.
So whats "Medal of Honor"? Another buzzword or a desecration?

A buzzword. Just like "Call of Duty" or "Battlefield".

I guess they should have named them, "Pink Fluffy Shootie Poowie!" and "Playground!" instead, so as not to offend any military people. We also are going to have to change a shit load of movies imagery and names, and art dating back to... oh... pretty much the beginning of art, since it is just a shitty recreation of the real thing.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: missingnocchi on December 10, 2013, 07:44:22 AM
Guys, what if the guns aren't making the same sounds and smells as they do in real life? How can we let this travesty continue?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on December 10, 2013, 07:54:04 AM
Of all the reasons why Call of Duty is shit, you had to pick the silliest one :P
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jason78 on December 10, 2013, 08:57:54 AM
Quote from: "mykcob4"
Your nerves aren't jumping for REAL in a video game.

Then I envy you.

I still have trouble playing Starcraft II against humans because it takes me about an hour to get back to normal after all the adrenaline coursing though my veins.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 10, 2013, 10:44:42 AM
Quote from: "Jason78"
Quote from: "mykcob4"
Your nerves aren't jumping for REAL in a video game.

Then I envy you.

I still have trouble playing Starcraft II against humans because it takes me about an hour to get back to normal after all the adrenaline coursing though my veins.

I must admit a flow of panic goes through me when I play SC and I all of a sudden notice a strike force massing outside of my weaker defended side
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: mykcob4 on December 10, 2013, 01:23:28 PM
I get that its entertainment. It get it really I do. If people reacted like it was entertainment that would be fine, but lets face it, they don't.
These war games and blow up murder games have an adverse effect especially on young children. They make them think that there is no consequence to their actions. And thats the thing.
I met a 30 something kid that was telling me just how good he was at some war game. He specifically singled me out to tell me all about it. I first told him that I wasn't at all interested. He pressed the issue say that he thought that I would want to hear all about it being that I'm a Vet. I told him that he isn't even close to knowing what combat is like and most if not all people that experienced combat don't want to talk about it, much less celebrate a video game that professes to be realistic. He said it IS realistic.
I told him that if I shot you then you'd know what realism is. A video game is superficial, it's not real. It is a way to waste time and money. If it's your time and money then fine, do what you wish, but don't come up to me like you're some Vet just because you can push a few buttons better than some other guy/girl.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on December 10, 2013, 02:24:23 PM
Quote
These war games and blow up murder games have an adverse effect especially on young children.

This is the kind of bullshit peddled by 'concerned parents', but it's been proven over and over again to be just that: bullshit. Children understand the difference between games and reality just fine. And if they didn't, they'd be at equal risk from reading books, watching movies and even watching the evening news.

EDIT: or, you know, from playing cops and robbers.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shol'va on December 10, 2013, 05:39:31 PM
Quote from: "mykcob4"
He said it IS realistic.
Right there and then I would have asked him how he is able to make that determination without having experienced combat first hand and having weighed the two. Sounds to me like you talked to a giant douchebag because the guy failed to recognize that he was relying on what he THOUGHT actual combat would be like. All respect for you being a vet.
Being "realistic" can mean a lot of things. Are we talking object physics? Graphics? What? There is no way to experience the psychological impact of actually being in the trenches; no game can properly render that.

A parent's responsibility is making sure the kid plays stuff that is appropriate for their age. The danger of exposing them to things above and beyond their ability, be it violence or complex philosophical issues, is the fact that they won't know how to negotiate/process/deal with something like that on their own and they may draw wrong conclusions. Having said that, there is no evidence to support that they are desensitized by seeing virtual violence.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: mykcob4 on December 10, 2013, 05:52:30 PM
Quote from: "Plu"
Quote
These war games and blow up murder games have an adverse effect especially on young children.

This is the kind of bullshit peddled by 'concerned parents', but it's been proven over and over again to be just that: bullshit. Children understand the difference between games and reality just fine. And if they didn't, they'd be at equal risk from reading books, watching movies and even watching the evening news.

EDIT: or, you know, from playing cops and robbers.
The data may support what you say, but I DO know this from experience. Children become desesatized very easily. In Somolia the kids ranged from 10 to 14 and they were by far the most dangerous because they had no sensativity, no conscious at all. It was hard to cut them down but if you didn't you were going to get shot...a lot.
I don't get your "cops and robbers" comment. Is it suppose to be some kind of cutdown?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shol'va on December 10, 2013, 06:06:51 PM
You're talking about two vastly different data points here; real life combatants that have experienced some really rough shit vs any random privileged kid sitting on his couch punching buttons.

Exposing children and people in general to some very very rough aspects of life is going to make for some very callous personalities, that much is true. But, be very careful to what extent you apply this. The question is: what are they being exposed to and to what extent. Real life and the digital world ain't the same and you yourself have made a point out of this above.
Or are you in agreement that a strategy game can properly simulate all aspects of combat as if one is there? Then I guess the guy you were talking to about strategy games has a point!
Quote
They make them think that there is no consequence to their actions
This is an inherent aspect of being a child, and what I mean by that is reasoning ability and to properly grasp consequences. It's one of the reasons adults are tried as adults and minors are (generally) tried as minors in a court of law (juvenile justice). Am I wrong on that?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 10, 2013, 06:28:34 PM
I would just like to say I played the shit out of shooters and GTA as a child, as did several of my friends, and I have not known a single person who slept with a hooker then stabbed her and ran her over 500 times... nor drove a motorcycle off a building thinking it would be cool to do a 360-backflip onto the next building.

If people are going to think video games let them do stuff like that in real life, they are people who would do stuff like that in real life anyways.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 10, 2013, 06:57:38 PM
Hey so what's going on in this thread?

<looks at Halo not realistic and murder simulator posts>

(http://http://i.imgur.com/ORETsvC.gif)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 10, 2013, 07:32:47 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Hey so what's going on in this thread?

<looks at Halo not realistic and murder simulator posts>

[ Image (http://http://i.imgur.com/ORETsvC.gif) ]

Halo isn't realistic... unless you can jump 8 feet in the air (to be fair... steroids and super human armour), bullets fly straight and never drop at all (even if shot from 200 miles away) and you can shoot rocket launchers at your feet to get yourself more air time.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on December 11, 2013, 02:08:43 AM
Quote from: "mykcob4"
Quote from: "Plu"
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These war games and blow up murder games have an adverse effect especially on young children.

This is the kind of bullshit peddled by 'concerned parents', but it's been proven over and over again to be just that: bullshit. Children understand the difference between games and reality just fine. And if they didn't, they'd be at equal risk from reading books, watching movies and even watching the evening news.

EDIT: or, you know, from playing cops and robbers.
The data may support what you say, but I DO know this from experience. Children become desesatized very easily. In Somolia the kids ranged from 10 to 14 and they were by far the most dangerous because they had no sensativity, no conscious at all. It was hard to cut them down but if you didn't you were going to get shot...a lot.
I don't get your "cops and robbers" comment. Is it suppose to be some kind of cutdown?

I don't think the kids in Somalia played a videogame in their life, so I don't see how that's even relevant. Also if the data supports what I say and personal experience supports what you say, that's called an anecdote and those are not considered proof of anything.

And the cops and robbers arguments simply points out that children have been playing games that involve shooting and violence (as well as hearing stories, and singing songs, and watching news) since the dawn of time and there's no reason to assume that just because the graphics have gotten prettier that now suddenly it has a different kind of impact on them.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on December 11, 2013, 01:42:50 PM
I've played a lot of good game titles on Steam lately (thanks Autumn Sale!) but I'm so butthurt that nobody here (except pickelledeggs) added me on Steam when I wanted them to so out of spite I will not post the game titles I have played recently in this thread.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 11, 2013, 01:51:26 PM
Since I forgot to mention it and no one else did, the game Halo also has nothing to do with the parachuting term, it comes from the fact that you are on a ring world (halo).
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 11, 2013, 03:52:06 PM
Quote from: "frosty"
I've played a lot of good game titles on Steam lately (thanks Autumn Sale!) but I'm so butthurt that nobody here (except pickelledeggs) added me on Steam when I wanted them to so out of spite I will not post the game titles I have played recently in this thread.


I don't use steam frosty  :shock:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 11, 2013, 04:23:25 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Hey so what's going on in this thread?

<looks at Halo not realistic and murder simulator posts>

[ Image (http://http://i.imgur.com/ORETsvC.gif) ]

Halo isn't realistic... unless you can jump 8 feet in the air (to be fair... steroids and super human armour), bullets fly straight and never drop at all (even if shot from 200 miles away) and you can shoot rocket launchers at your feet to get yourself more air time.
Sorry, meant Halo realistic.  D'oh!

Referring to this (http://http://www.atheistforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=979922#p979922).  I mean, FFS...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 11, 2013, 04:33:15 PM
So, recently, because I found that Kenny Loggins Skyrim mod, I've been playing Skyrim a lot more... but also this weekend I watched StreetFighter and Mortal Kombat 1 and 2 (I'm going to call it the trilogy of horrible) So, long story short, I've been playing Mortal Kombat on Super Nintendo like crazy
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 11, 2013, 10:28:34 PM
To any war hammer 40k fans; are the blood ravens a loyalist off shoot of the thousand sons, or are they simply a derivative of an existing legion, or are they tie own thing with an extremely clouded origin?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on December 11, 2013, 10:42:04 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
To any war hammer 40k fans; are the blood ravens a loyalist off shoot of the thousand sons, or are they simply a derivative of an existing legion, or are they tie own thing with an extremely clouded origin?
It's implied that they're derivative of a Chaos legion, but I don't think Games Workshop has fully revealed that yet.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 11, 2013, 10:51:28 PM
Thanks, they were the first legion I ever played with, both table top and PC (dawn of war) I was curious.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 11, 2013, 10:54:10 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
To any war hammer 40k fans; are the blood ravens a loyalist off shoot of the thousand sons, or are they simply a derivative of an existing legion, or are they tie own thing with an extremely clouded origin?
Unlikely.  The Thousand Sons did not have any loyalist offshoots, afaik.  And further, their geneseed was notoriously unstable (putting it mildly), making them unsuitable to found any chapters. Though the Blood Ravens do have an awful lot of librarians and there have been a number of unsettling revelations and coincidences...

The Blood Ravens exact origin is unknown (to them), but based on the name and heraldry, they likely hail from either the Blood Angels or Raven Guard.  Up until now, I simply assumed that they were a successor chapter of the Blood Angels and their Unknown Primarch was unknown for a very, very good reason.  Either way, digging too deeply into their past is probably a bad idea.

Source (http://http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Blood_Ravens#Founding)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 11, 2013, 11:02:02 PM
They do have some very uncanny resemblances of the thousand sons, at least in a few respects. They revere knowledge and even use a similar mantra "knowledge is power".

The blood ravens having an unusual number of Payless could point to the thousand sons given that the sons have a large number of librarians before the Horus heresy. In addition; the dawn of war books both imply the legion being far older than 5k years and Ahriman himself implies that they could be related to the thousand sons.

However; this could also point to what hydra suggested, they could be a further mutation of the blood angel geneseed, which was already known to have mutated from its original seed. Which means that they're a loyal legion sprouted off of another loyal legion.

Finally; the world bearer leader in the dark crusade speaks eerily familiarly with the blood raven leader, and based on his words one could make a loose argument that the blood ravens could also be related to the word bearers.


(It's not often that I'm able to use my lore knowledge so I apologize if it's either tl;dr or out of date)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 11, 2013, 11:32:24 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
The blood ravens having an unusual number of Payless could point to the thousand sons given that the sons have a large number of librarians before the Horus heresy. In addition; the dawn of war books both imply the legion being far older than 5k years and Ahriman himself implies that they could be related to the thousand sons.
The G.S. Soto books (along with Spiritual Liege Matt Ward's leavings) are known to be extra heretical, though.  I wouldn't put too much stock in them.

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Finally; the world bearer leader in the dark crusade speaks eerily familiarly with the blood raven leader, and based on his words one could make a loose argument that the blood ravens could also be related to the word bearers.
This? (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMc5dCC41Ss)

It's pretty common for Chaos Marines to be on overly-familiar terms with their loyalist adversaries.  Brother this, brother that, with the general refrain of "we were once as you".  It really gets under loyalists' skin.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 11, 2013, 11:42:52 PM
Valid points.

There were not many cases of loyalist marines surviving when the rest of their legions went to chaos, so it would give strong support to the side that says they are not related to the thousand sons.

The two legions could simply be parallels of one another, the knowledge seekers of both sides.

Furthermore; does having so many Payless make the legion more prone to corruption? The blood ravens have suffered heavy losses in the past decade and the recent corruption did leave half of the legion wiped out. One could argue that the more they study the closer they come to corruption, though it could also be said that this was due to negligence in watching over a man who came out of a warp Anton that had lasted for 500 years.

Personally I believe the blood ravens to have originated if not from the thousand sons, then from and offshoot of a legion of a similar doctrine.

I also believe them to be in dire straights in terms of manpower
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 12, 2013, 12:32:00 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Furthermore; does having so many Payless make the legion more prone to corruption?
Not necessarily.  Psykers are bright beacons that attract daemons, like a promising door on an otherwise insurmountable wall.  And boy, do they knock.  This makes a legion more vulnerable to daemonic influence but also more adept at fighting them.  And non-psykers certainly have their humanity tested as well.  Out of the Chaos Legions, some are heavily psychic, others not so much.  Same with the loyalists.  Imho, it's not necessarily better or worse.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on December 12, 2013, 12:32:54 AM
I love the w40k universe. In my opinion, W40k: Space Marine is the best installment to represent the series as a whole. But if you're looking for another release, you will be disappointed. The project has been officially killed as a result of THQ's demise. And if anybody on here wants to be really cool by having me on their friends list, add: frostytheblowman on Steam. I'll post some recent titles I've played here later, and maybe we can get a thread going about the Steam Holiday Sale and which titles we should get.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 12, 2013, 01:28:17 AM
Quote from: "frosty"
I love the w40k universe. In my opinion, W40k: Space Marine is the best installment to represent the series as a whole. But if you're looking for another release, you will be disappointed. The project has been officially killed as a result of THQ's demise.
A black day.  I was really looking forward to Dark Millenium and Dawn of War 3, too.  A new one, Eternal Crusade (http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_40,000:_Eternal_Crusade), is in the works from the world-famous folks at Behaviour Interactive (http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behaviour_Interactive) with such excellent titles already under their belt as... :Hangman:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on December 12, 2013, 10:34:26 AM
Dawn of War was another fantastic representation of the Warhammer 40K universe. Space marine was great, if short with no replay value. All other games for the franchise have been universally horrible including DoW2.

There has never been a good warhammer fantasy video game. Ever.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 12, 2013, 10:58:09 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Dawn of War was another fantastic representation of the Warhammer 40K universe. Space marine was great, if short with no replay value. All other games for the franchise have been universally horrible including DoW2.

There has never been a good warhammer fantasy video game. Ever.
I kinda liked DoW2, but not as much as Dow1.  I liked the tyranids.  I liked the mission choices.  I liked the wargear.  I liked the levelup system and abilities.  It played more as a 3rd person RPG than a RTS, but meh, still fun.  The only thing that really irked me is that in the campaign, you could only play as Space Marines, and Blood Ravens at that.  :(   Retribution opened up the Orks, Eldar, Imperial Guard, and Chaos Marine campaigns, but they were all the exact same as the Space Marine one, which seemed lazy and made precious little sense, as NPCs react exactly the same to very different adversaries.  The final boss battle in Retribution was uninspired, to say the least.   :-&

I also hated DoW2's skirmish.  I can't even really put into words what was really all that different about it, but in DoW2, point capping/defending was just a constant headache and the tendency to be retreat-happy was deeply unsatisfying.  The Blood God demands blood, cowards.

What I wouldn't give to play a base-building version of DoW2 on the Dark Crusade campaign map.  As Tau, to boot.  *drools*
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on December 12, 2013, 04:13:44 PM
I was crushed when I first learned that DoW2 had given up base building. It turned me off to the game completely.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on December 12, 2013, 07:00:24 PM
RuneScape's World Event 2: Armadyl vs Bandos started this week. Bandos, the God of War is getting pummeled by Armadyl, God of Justice and Law, kinda ironic and funny seeing Armadyl "pansies" overrunning Bandos war themed god "PvP pros", plus the world event is so much more better than the first 1, since there's (optional) PvP in this one. First one was just grinding Divine Tears, this one is slightly more interactive with caravans and PvP themed conflicts.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 12, 2013, 09:10:05 PM
Walking dead season 2 is coming out soon, looking forward to that
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 15, 2013, 05:29:06 AM
found on r/pcmasterrace

(pretty sure top comment is about Xbox One)

(http://http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/3835/r3ff.png)

PC game library:
1) World of Warcraft
2) mod game to look like other games

Truly, an exhaustive list.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 15, 2013, 05:37:56 AM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
found on r/pcmasterrace

(pretty sure top comment is about Xbox One)

[ Image (http://http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/3835/r3ff.png) ]

PC game library:
1) World of Warcraft
2) mod game to look like other games

Truly, an exhaustive list.

Works better than ps4... nice lie, thur.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on December 15, 2013, 09:55:04 PM
Yeah. I put many, many hours into DoW1... I didn't finish DoW2.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 15, 2013, 10:04:37 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
found on r/pcmasterrace

(pretty sure top comment is about Xbox One)

[ Image (http://http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/3835/r3ff.png) ]

PC game library:
1) World of Warcraft
2) mod game to look like other games

Truly, an exhaustive list.
Speaking of modded games... OpenArena is an amazing game
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 16, 2013, 07:13:26 PM
You know, I never cared for half life or valve in general, I particularly dislike steam.

But I have to admit, some of the half life mods are pretty damn impressive
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 16, 2013, 07:57:51 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
You know, I never cared for half life or valve in general, I particularly dislike steam.
(http://http://i.imgur.com/2DVqyxJ.gif)

I <3 Steam.  It's like the Mecca and Medina of PC gaming.  I just got Mecha Space Marine Galactic Conquest 9: Ultimatum 2 Ultimate Edition on Steam for five dollars.  FOR FIVE DOLLARS!  FUCK YES.  That makes me so happy that I want to hump a whale shark, invent then cook nutellawaffletacos, and fly to the moon clad entirely in hats.

Behold His glorious magnificence:
(http://https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/971118_552400001491655_936062109_n.jpg)

*author's note:  post may have been made on the later stages of a 14-hour gaming session fueled entirely by psychotropic nutella*
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on December 16, 2013, 08:59:29 PM
Yeah, PC gaming is becoming centralized around Steam regardless of if we like it or not. Valve should, however, listen to their customers more and not take them for granted when urgent bugs need to be fixed and the community is practically yelling at Valve to do something about the numerous bugs that keep popping up in the Steam client.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on December 17, 2013, 02:42:03 AM
There's bugs in the Steam client? Guess I'm lucky to have not seen any so far.


Also, I've been playing some Stargunner again. I remember back when I was a kid I used to play this game and it was awesome. Amazing soundtrack, lots of destruction. It's still a great game, but holy crap the difficulty level. Not often that I meet a game I have to put on easy just to be able to get through the first stage!

And it's free, to boot. You can just grab it from GOG if you have an account there. It's worth a bit of your time to be confronted with just how ridiculously easy modern games have become :)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 17, 2013, 07:42:33 AM
Love GOG

might have to look into it Plu
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 17, 2013, 01:20:20 PM
Quote from: "Plu"
There's bugs in the Steam client? Guess I'm lucky to have not seen any so far.
Same here.  Very, very rarely an installation will be faulty and I'll either have to verify it and get it to redownload the corrupt/missing part or uninstall then reinstall it.  But other than that, works fine.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on December 18, 2013, 02:17:54 AM
Yes there is bugs with every incarnation of the Steam client. Some are just not that noticeable to certain types of users as they are others. There is tons of problems with Mac and Linux users, and if you opt into the Steam Client Beta feature it seems to mess up at the least convenient times for you. The regular Steam client for Windows admittedly has only a few minor bugs that are corrected but as with any software new ones always spring up. Valve however has a habit of either not fixing them fast enough, not thinking they are issues to begin with, or fixing one thing only to break another. But that's the world of PC gaming, not a big deal in the end though.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on December 18, 2013, 04:45:30 AM
My brother bought me The Binding of Isaac on Steam and I've wasted a few evenings on it already. It's a nice throwback to the original Legend of Zelda dungeons with a demented (and blasphemous) twist.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 18, 2013, 03:50:52 PM
I logged on to twitter and this is the first thing on my newsfeed. I wasn't sure if I should put it in the funny pictures thread or here, but I decided to put it here because it's a world of warcraft thing that @warcraft posted

(http://https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbaH-iBCMAAbcWC.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 19, 2013, 08:38:55 PM
Well, it's officially that time of year!

[youtube:2u649tlv]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thILxw6wBJE[/youtube:2u649tlv]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 19, 2013, 09:17:15 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Well, it's officially that time of year!

Writer posted a YouTube video (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thILxw6wBJE)
I just got skullgirls and warhammer space marine. Not going to install warhammer until i finish this drawing though. My deadline is coming up fast.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 19, 2013, 09:31:12 PM
I need to play dawn of war again, I liked the game but the bugs annoyed me and that one mission where you killed the librarian issdor, took an eternity because you had to kill EVERY enemy unit, and the ai was the type that hid its men in tiny corners of the map ><

At the moment I'm playing mass effect 2, love the game. Still debating which I like the most but 2 is certainly the one I've played the most.

Next I'm looking at TOR I think; have to finish my smuggler eventually
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 19, 2013, 10:01:09 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I need to play dawn of war again
Dark Crusade (fully patched) + Dawn of Skirmish Pro.  You won't regret it.

Ultimate Apocalypse mod for Soulstorm when you want to make the galaxy burn.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 19, 2013, 10:08:03 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I need to play dawn of war again
Dark Crusade (fully patched) + Dawn of Skirmish Pro.  You won't regret it.

Ultimate Apocalypse mod when you want to make the galaxy burn.

Awesome! I need to download it, still stuck with the vanilla version where the only uncrioning artillery was the basilisk. Particularly broken was the damn whirlwind

I loved dark crusade, it was far better than soulstorm
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on December 20, 2013, 09:29:22 AM
I just picked up Neverwinter again.

So like 5 months ago there was this super expensive package you could buy. It gave you a mount and a ton of in game currency but this big draw was that you got access to the drow race, and buying this $200 pack was the ONLY way to get that access.

Log in yesterday and, oh LOOK! Drow is now a race anyone can pick! SCUMMY MOVE PWE. I almost bought that pack in a fit of temporary insanity. Fortunately i decided to buy food that month instead.

Anyway, this game is as good as its ever been. The journey from 1 to 60 is a very nice experience. Not too fast, not too slow and with a difficulty that really ramps up toward the end. The in game method of earning Zen is harsh, as is to be expected of a p2w game.

A pricing example:

One daily quest may reward perhaps 2000 astral diamonds.
1 zen on the zen exchange market costs 425 astral diamonds on average
One 16 slot bag costs 600 Zen
So one 16 slot bag will run you 250,000 astral diamonds.
That translates into 125 daily quests.

Now thats obviously not the whole picture. You can get more diamonds by selling stuff on the auction house and also through crafting. You also get some free diamonds every day by using an in game feature that rewards you for invoking your god. But the time investment required to not spend money and still get the goodies is pretty enormous.

Which is why I recommend this game with a caveat: Play it until 60 then move on. Get in and get out before you give in to the temptation to drop absurd amounts of money on the game.

Also the new ranger class kinda blows. Its not weak or anything its just boring to play, much like any other WoW hunter-esque class that has ever appeared in any mmo.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 22, 2013, 08:09:05 AM
The new walking dead game is pretty good, only one episode out so far but it's very enjoyable.

Clementine is badass, in addition to adorable at the beginning
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 22, 2013, 04:26:11 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
The new walking dead game is pretty good, only one episode out so far but it's very enjoyable.

Clementine is badass, in addition to adorable at the beginning
I heard that was really good. I also heard The Last Of Us was amazing as well. I can't handle anything scary like that... My nightmares usually get the best of me...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 22, 2013, 04:40:18 PM
The telltale game is great, season one and two. So is the wolf among us

The last of us is really good too, but there is a little nightmare fuel. I recommend playing them
Either at midnight or during the middle of the day
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 22, 2013, 07:08:07 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
The telltale game is great, season one and two. So is the wolf among us

The last of us is really good too, but there is a little nightmare fuel. I recommend playing them
Either at midnight or during the middle of the day
To put things in perspective of how bad my dreams can be, I had horrible nighmares from the first castle level of super mario 3 and more recently, after watching Attack on Titan, I almost broke my thumb from a nightmare I had from it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 22, 2013, 08:05:47 PM
I've gotten nightmares from Jurassic park, (that one scene with the guy gettin pulled in the cage) Diablo, and courage the cowardly dog (raaammseeeess)

So I can relate, but it's still an excellent game, I recommend watching a lets play or fading a novelization of it.

Somehow they developed a game where you have the complete and total desire to keep the little girl safe.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 22, 2013, 08:44:20 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I've gotten nightmares from Jurassic park, (that one scene with the guy gettin pulled in the cage) Diablo, and courage the cowardly dog (raaammseeeess)

So I can relate, but it's still an excellent game, I recommend watching a lets play or fading a novelization of it.

Somehow they developed a game where you have the complete and total desire to keep the little girl safe.
OK, maybe one day I'll grow a pair and try it out.

(courage the cowardly dog was wrong on so many levels in so many episodes  :rollin: )
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 22, 2013, 08:48:13 PM
I really think most people will like it


Courage was my favorite show as a kid
However; some of the episodes scared the hell out of me, I looked into it and they had to actually mellow it out in later seasons because of angry parents calling in :shock:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 22, 2013, 10:17:50 PM
I've just started playing Supreme Commander Forged Alliance.  Loved Supreme Commander 2, curious to see what started it all.

[youtube:yuqdc8n9]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmYAycFZLx0[/youtube:yuqdc8n9]

(http://http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/404/717/4a9.png)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on December 24, 2013, 03:15:59 PM
Had a few days off of work, so I picked up Skyrim off of a Steam sale. I've never played an Elder Scrolls game before, so it took a while to get used to some concepts like merchants running out of money. Blocking and one handing seem fairly useless compared to getting the biggest goddamn sword you can get and charging in, so I've been doing that style of play lately. So far, so good.

EDIT: Also, dragons are kind of pussies. I thought they'd be much more difficult to fight, but so far I can almost regen faster than they can blow fire/cold on me and once they land they're fucked. Maybe the later ones get more difficult.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 24, 2013, 03:17:39 PM
Skyrim is very fun, I did a argonian archer for a long time, but from what I've seen, a two handed melee works exceptionally well
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on December 24, 2013, 03:45:47 PM
Quote from: "Agramon"
Had a few days off of work, so I picked up Skyrim off of a Steam sale. I've never played an Elder Scrolls game before, so it took a while to get used to some concepts like merchants running out of money. Blocking and one handing seem fairly useless compared to getting the biggest goddamn sword you can get and charging in, so I've been doing that style of play lately. So far, so good.

EDIT: Also, dragons are kind of pussies. I thought they'd be much more difficult to fight, but so far I can almost regen faster than they can blow fire/cold on me and once they land they're fucked. Maybe the later ones get more difficult.


Actually once you get a decent amount of Stamina and some of the block skills, sword and board becomes super OP. Bash them in the face with your shield and then kill them while they're staggered.

Also, I recommend these mods:

Climates of Tamriel
Skyrim Redone by T3nd0s
Unofficial Skyrim Patch

Pretty sure one of those redoes the skill constellations to be more sensible and useful.

Also the mod Alternate Start - Live another life lets you start the game from a variety of different locations and circumstances. Most importantly you can skill the long, drawn out opening sequence in Helgen. Some options even have you starting the game owning a house. Others have you in a half sunken ship wearing rags. Theres like 12 alternate starts. Its a great mod.

Also need to be sure to get SkyUI with Better Sorting and Better Magic.. It makes the PC inventory and spell menu's a trillion times more bearable.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 24, 2013, 04:58:28 PM
Quote from: "Agramon"
EDIT: Also, dragons are kind of pussies. I thought they'd be much more difficult to fight, but so far I can almost regen faster than they can blow fire/cold on me and once they land they're fucked. Maybe the later ones get more difficult.
You didn't know? In real life all you have to do is stand behind a stone pillar and the dragon can't hurt you. I'd say it's pretty realistic
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 24, 2013, 05:03:24 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Quote from: "Agramon"
EDIT: Also, dragons are kind of pussies. I thought they'd be much more difficult to fight, but so far I can almost regen faster than they can blow fire/cold on me and once they land they're fucked. Maybe the later ones get more difficult.
You didn't know? In real life all you have to do is stand behind a stone pillar and the dragon can't hurt you. I'd say it's pretty realistic

Worked in the Hobbit...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 24, 2013, 07:00:59 PM
Dragons are weak at lower levels, whoever eventually they strengthen to badass level

Eventually
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: missingnocchi on December 25, 2013, 11:35:21 AM
Fighting dragons is hard when you're a badass Viking Nord who don't need no weapons or magic.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: sasuke on December 25, 2013, 04:28:43 PM
Quote from: "Agramon"
Also, dragons are kind of pussies. I thought they'd be much more difficult to fight, but so far I can almost regen faster than they can blow fire/cold on me and once they land they're fucked.
Play on legendary difficulty from the start.  I bet you that if you encounter a dragon outside of town (no help) and before you get your enchantment to 100 (2 magicka free spell schools), you will definitely not think that dragons are weak.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on December 25, 2013, 05:53:58 PM
Quote from: "sasuke"
Quote from: "Agramon"
Also, dragons are kind of pussies. I thought they'd be much more difficult to fight, but so far I can almost regen faster than they can blow fire/cold on me and once they land they're fucked.
Play on legendary difficulty from the start.  I bet you that if you encounter a dragon outside of town (no help) and before you get your enchantment to 100 (2 magicka free spell schools), you will definitely not think that dragons are weak.

Yeah but then like wolves and bandits would also rape the shit out of you.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on December 25, 2013, 07:48:28 PM
Currently checking out PATH OF EXILE
(free Steam game for PC)

Diablo style gameplay with elements that are quite reminescent of Final Fantasy VII. (linked itemslots to combine skill-gems. The gems grow in level). Also throw in the huge cross-characterclass skilltree, and there's an insane amount of differing builds possible. Taking in-game gold out of the equation was a clever way to ensure loot rellevancy. Stuff you don't need will be traded in for usefull scrolls, or item-transforming orbs.  Orbs that can turns a vanilla item into a magical one, or change the properties of a magical item, or upgrade a magical item to a special item, or add sockets, or increase the quality of armor or weapons. Loot-upgrading loot.

I can see why IGN voted this PC game of 2013
[youtube:22rm5u0z]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXoOK44CR8k[/youtube:22rm5u0z]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on December 26, 2013, 03:08:06 AM
Thanks for all the Skyrim advice guys! I'll look into the mods this weekend hopefully. I ended up stumbling into a ruin and found Otar's mask (lots of elemental resistance). Shortly thereafter I picked up Volendrung from the Orcs. Not only does it hit like a truck but it looks cool as hell (especially with the pulsing red glow):

[spoil:oef62ctb](http://http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121013153056/elderscrolls/images/thumb/d/dc/DAVolendrung.png/1000px-DAVolendrung.png)[/spoil:oef62ctb]

With that warhammer and Otar's mask, the only things I really worry about dying to are large groups of casters in small rooms or giants, of course.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 26, 2013, 08:52:55 AM
Ever have a game that you feel like live mastered?

For me that's ME3, I finally found the perfect class, ammo combination, squad makeup, and weapons to simply roll the enemy.

Also I used to be a pretty elitist paladin healer in WOW
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on December 26, 2013, 11:30:17 AM
I just got Starbound. :-D
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on December 26, 2013, 06:38:56 PM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
I just got Starbound. :-D

Me too.

The lack of instruction is annoying. Worse, in the beginning it spawned me right next to a monster that can kill me in one hit.

Its one of those games that I know will be fucking amazing once I get the hang of it, but I am having trouble finding the will whatever never mind.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 26, 2013, 07:42:14 PM
Quote from: "Agramon"
Thanks for all the Skyrim advice guys! I'll look into the mods this weekend hopefully.
Mods that I heartily recommend for Skyrim:

SkyUI
Immersive Armor
Immersive Weapons
SkyRe (changes a ton of stuff, especially the perk system)
DragonsDiversified
ExtraEncounters
KaceAutoloot (lifesaver)
Inconsequential NPCs (adds a ton of NPCs to make cities feel more populated)
Forsworn children (Forsworn camps have children who also attack you)
Killable children
Killable courier
birds and flocks (aww yiss)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on December 26, 2013, 10:55:13 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "Agramon"
Thanks for all the Skyrim advice guys! I'll look into the mods this weekend hopefully.
Mods that I heartily recommend for Skyrim:

SkyUI
Immersive Armor
Immersive Weapons
SkyRe (changes a ton of stuff, especially the perk system)
DragonsDiversified
ExtraEncounters
KaceAutoloot (lifesaver)
Inconsequential NPCs (adds a ton of NPCs to make cities feel more populated)
Forsworn children (Forsworn camps have children who also attack you)
Killable children
Killable courier
birds and flocks (aww yiss)

Yeah don't forget sexlab defeat and procreation so you can get raped and impregnated by bandits who beat you.

No.

Im not kidding.

That is real.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 26, 2013, 11:34:25 PM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Yeah don't forget sexlab defeat and procreation so you can get raped and impregnated by bandits who beat you.

No.

Im not kidding.

That is real.
(http://http://i.imgur.com/sa2wH.gif)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 26, 2013, 11:43:09 PM
...

...

...I would consider dling that, just because... dafuq....
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on December 27, 2013, 01:36:14 AM
[youtube:39pot87d]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0zH3B8lz7Q[/youtube:39pot87d]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 27, 2013, 05:40:38 AM
[youtube:1yeqq0ho]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S1SVkysIRw[/youtube:1yeqq0ho]

Brace yourself, mind fucks are coming.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on December 27, 2013, 12:51:19 PM
Those mods sound... interesting... I'm reinstalling Skyrim now.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 28, 2013, 09:52:32 AM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "Agramon"
Thanks for all the Skyrim advice guys! I'll look into the mods this weekend hopefully.
Mods that I heartily recommend for Skyrim:

SkyUI
Immersive Armor
Immersive Weapons
SkyRe (changes a ton of stuff, especially the perk system)
DragonsDiversified
ExtraEncounters
KaceAutoloot (lifesaver)
Inconsequential NPCs (adds a ton of NPCs to make cities feel more populated)
Forsworn children (Forsworn camps have children who also attack you)
Killable children
Killable courier
birds and flocks (aww yiss)
Seriously though... don't forget the Kenny Loggins mod
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: SilentFutility on December 28, 2013, 11:59:14 AM
Been playing Timeplitters 2 a bit lately, absolutely fantastic game!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on December 28, 2013, 02:10:24 PM
[youtube:25hpr57l]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRCgdmZY-Fo[/youtube:25hpr57l]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: SilentFutility on December 28, 2013, 03:09:07 PM
Quote from: "kilodelta"
Writer posted a YouTube video (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRCgdmZY-Fo)
Fucking lol.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on December 29, 2013, 03:08:57 AM
Avid gamer right here! In fact, I just got the MGS Legacy collection the other day. Unfortunately, Peace Walker is not living up to the reputation of it's big brothers.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on December 29, 2013, 03:07:43 PM
So I picked up one of them Lexibook compact video game things. For twenty buck, fifteen on sale, I figured why not? Because it's lame. That's why not. These are probably why mobile phone games are like. I still don't have a decent phone, butt fuck it. It is interesting to see how many of these games I recognize as rip-offs of other, better, already existing games. Not as hard as you might think. At least four of them were clones of Pang (AKA Buster Bros.). There were a couple clones of Pooyan, of all things.  Several game and watch rip-offs. But I combed thought this hoping to find at least one hidden gem. And I did. Two of them, in fact. I have no illusions that these are clones of other games as well, but I don't recognize the original and found them refreshingly unique that it was worth the price to buy this thing.

The first is called Delivery Man where you don't deliver anything but play a shopkeeper with impossibly long arms who must place items onto a grid of shelves. As you place them, patrons come in and take items off the shelf. The trick here is if the item them select is touching others of the same item, they take all of them. So it becomes a quick-thinking block placing game trying to put as many of the same item adjacent to itself so you can get the big points and free up the most space for placing more items. After a couple rounds of this, you get a couple rounds reflecting life in southeast Asia where you must use the finicky arm mechanics in a timing game to catch rats running back and forth over the shelves. Well, awesome. I'm sure there's a more polished version of this on the iOS store, but this works well enough and is an interesting take on the place blocks to make them disappear genre that followed in the wake of Tetris

The second is called Fire Fighter and in an oddly accurate depiction of the profession, the player controls two firefighters holding a trampoline while a third bounces into the air, rescuing people and putting out the fire. It becomes a weird version of breakout, however you get bonus points for ever person still in the building when the fire is put out. The point is to maneuver your airborne protagonist into the windows with fire while touching as few people as possible. The fire takes several hits to extinguish, but you can carry only one person at a time while in the air-- they get off once you touch the trampoline. It's tricky to get the big bonuses because of this. Sadly, this game actually ends after about twelve rounds which seems dumb to me since during that time, it repeats the backgrounds at least twice. Why not just keep going?

So I got a bit of enjoyment out of these games. Possibly too much for what they are, I suppose. But I like them and that's fine. It would be interesting to see the original games these are ripping off. I found one Flash game called Bouncing Firemen that seems even more like a rip-off than the Lexibook game. So I doubt it's the original.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 31, 2013, 05:10:44 PM
Any recommendation for Sins of A Solar Empire: Rebellion while it is on sale? I love the genre, it's pretty much what I grew up on, but I haven't played one in a long ass time. Is it pretty much the best out there atm or is there better?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 31, 2013, 06:11:12 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Any recommendation for Sins of A Solar Empire: Rebellion while it is on sale? I love the genre, it's pretty much what I grew up on, but I haven't played one in a long ass time. Is it pretty much the best out there atm or is there better?
It has an 87 rating on Steam. It looks pretty good, though I have never played it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 31, 2013, 10:10:41 PM
I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but the project 64 emulator sounds pretty good. It lets you play a lot of the old N64 games in the computer

My mom also bought me a new controller for my old 64 for Christmas, unfortunately it has a damaged stick...

And it's a bootleg....

Yay eBay!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 01, 2014, 04:43:46 AM
I just figured out that you can completely skip the healing waiting period in Puzzle Quest by messing with the clock settings on the computer.

[youtube:156zhol6]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b18DjXWyWuc[/youtube:156zhol6]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on January 01, 2014, 01:59:36 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Any recommendation for Sins of A Solar Empire: Rebellion while it is on sale? I love the genre, it's pretty much what I grew up on, but I haven't played one in a long ass time. Is it pretty much the best out there atm or is there better?

I tried it for a little bit but for some reason didn't really enjoy it. I think it was because the battles feel extremely unrewarding in that game because they take forever to play out and the game expects you to just be randomly building stuff as they play out, which didn't work for me.

On the other hand in the same genre I bought Endless Space last week and I really like it; it's turn-based and works a bit like civilization in many ways, but with more focus on the diplomacy and research part and the battles are played by planning out a global strategy and then watching the game generate a cinematic that shows you the outcome of your plans (and your opponents)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 01, 2014, 02:56:06 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Any recommendation for Sins of A Solar Empire: Rebellion while it is on sale? I love the genre, it's pretty much what I grew up on, but I haven't played one in a long ass time. Is it pretty much the best out there atm or is there better?
I love it to pieces.  I love the enormous scale, complete with strategic zoom.  I want to bestow knighthood on whoever designed the UI - what would otherwise be a deluge of information is very well-organized.  I love the factions.  I love the pitched battles.  I love how the units are smart enough to engage targets with minimal micromanagement.  I love the beautiful (but incredibly unrealistic) solar systems.  I love the game's aesthetics (http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oK8UTRgvJU).  I love the music.  I even love the unit acknowledgements.  It is in my short list of best strategy games I've ever played.

But it is not without its faults, expect lengthy battles and lengthy games, though it is reduced somewhat in Rebellion.  There's no campaign, so it's skirmish all day every day.  Pirate raids are very nasty and normal AIs basically get slaughtered by them.  The AI on normal and hard is still somewhat derpy, being lamentably slow to invest in planet development.  In the early game, they eschew capital ships with the ability to colonize planets for its far less efficient frigate equivalent, which really slows down colonization. They also have a tendency to overproduce strikecraft frigates, which can fairly easily be countered and destroyed.  The AI tends to mine-spam to a sickening degree, which can be very frustrating.

And finally, there are some serious balance issues.  TEC is heavily overpowered (Rebel TEC is particularly imba since it can ally with rebels/militia forces, which eliminates pirate raids, eliminates rebel attacks, and tremendously speeds up colonization, allowing you to focus your military entirely on enemy factions).  Advent sports some lovely buffs and offensive abilities, and their hangers and strike craft are amazingly effective, while Vasari are pitiful (their early research is inferior to the other two factions, their colonize buff is less useful than you'd expect, the superweapons are a joke, their research tree is littered with useless research, and their famed lightning raids are more myth than reality :()

To combat this, I have tweaked the game settings somewhat, virtually removing space mines, reducing pirate damage slightly, and making Vasari abilities work much better with each other while still keeping them roughly on the same footing with the other factions.  For example, the Vasari capital ship that buffs nearby ships with faster speed is reduced but passive, so no more jerky maneuvers or inadvertent breaking formation from the buff activating while only part of the fleet is nearby.  The end result is a much more maneuverable and faster fleet, which opens up maneuver warfare capabilities previously difficult to pull off.

I'm not quite done tweaking and playtesting things, but the gameplay is already greatly improved.  I hope to finish soon.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 01, 2014, 06:05:13 PM
So, I just got Saints Row the Third yesterday. Why don't more games have Japanese themed death match game shows in them?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on January 01, 2014, 06:13:46 PM
Cant stand Saints Row :|. Don't know why, wanted to like it, but it was so damn boring.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on January 01, 2014, 06:31:26 PM
So with the holiday prices of Steam, I was finally able to get Yar's Revenge.

That's Yar's Revenge, not Yars' Revenge, with the apostrophe before the S so you don't confuse the Atari VCS classic with this sad little remake that couldn't. I have played the hell out of Yars' Revenge as a kid, as I'm sure many had as it is one of their more popular games. So I was curious about this modern day remake.

So would you like if the game is any good?

So the fuck would I.

The game crashes every fucking time on launch. I have tried searching for a solution but none of them seem to work. More importantly, the game seems to be largely abandoned by the publisher, so getting help to get this thing to work may be impossible. It's possible my laptop just isn't up to snuff. But the solutions were rather high on the technical expertize scale. It could be because PhysXdownloader.dll isn't properly installed and to install it. But it won't install. If it doesn't install, it's probably because you had a virus checker that wasn't properly removed. Use the removal tool for the virus software you used to have of go into the system settings and delete the HKEY_4536fgvdwhgt6uywbqdew674y237rg23yur273dgewj7823tdgewdh7286udb3647832-3. Oh, you dumb fuck. You deleted HKEY_4536fgvdwhgt6uywbqdew674y237rg23yur273dgewj7823tdgewdh7286udb3647832-3a. Can't you tell the fucking difference, you noob?

When a game needs this level of ability to just get it to fucking run, it can go fuck itself.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 02, 2014, 03:48:06 PM
Been playing the new XCOM and its Enemy Within expansion pack.  I'm pleased to report that it is a great game worthy of the title.  Almost everything has been updated while staying more or less true to the spirit of the 1994 game.  In particular, the tactical battles and squad management got major overhauls - no more time units, the battles have a more cinematic feel (there's even the occasional synckill), soldiers gain veteran abilities, and you can implant soldiers with alien organs or put them in powered exoskeletons (at the low, low price of a quadruple amputation).  And you can unlock psychic powers, but it's much less of a gamebreaker than it was in the original.

But I do have a few nitpicks:

* An incredibly linear story.  One playthrough is basically the same as the next.
* Exalt (a rogue organization you have to fight) is a pushover.  It's seriously like a skeet-shoot.
* I don't like how you can't ambush aliens.  It's always you scouting them out, and they immediately run to ground the instant they're spotted.  WTF.
* You're very limited in how you can make money.  You can't manufacture/sell anymore.  (And the money amounts of ridiculously low for what you're doing.  The original had you spending hundreds of thousands of dollars at a time, and that was in 1994.)
* You're more limited in how you intercept UFOs.  You can't wolfpack them anymore and you can't wait till they land then send a Skyranger out - my preferred tactic for getting as much undamaged alien goodies as possible.  You can only mount one weapon type and you also can't choose any tactics (cautious or aggressive assaults).  :(
* The reason for the alien assault is nonsensical.  Horribad, even.

A couple of ideas for the next installment:

* Actual diplomacy with XCOM member nations.  They could have varied dispositions towards XCOM (and the UN) and give you specific objectives to accomplish in their region, possibly in conflict with other nations' goals.  You could coordinate attacks with their national military or make requests from them (cracking down on Exalt or pressuring wavering countries to stay in on your behalf)
* A better interception mini-game.  Something more interactive, at the very least.
* More varied weapons.  Especially new ammo types, like incendiary and high explosives.  Possibly even melee weapons.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on January 02, 2014, 03:51:01 PM
Considering your nitpicks and love for the original XCOM, you should consider checking out Xenonauts.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/223830/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/223830/)

It's still in early development but mostly complete and in terms of gameplay much closer to the original XCOM, and in my personal opinion, a far better game for it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on January 02, 2014, 05:05:27 PM
Been playing Starbound.

Like terraria, only way fucking cooler.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 02, 2014, 05:46:05 PM
Got a 2014 core set box of magic cards for Christmas, been a long time since I played, the last cards I bought were back when return to ravnica was new. They just pump so many out so quickly

I have a large collection of cards now, some dying back to unlimited and 3rd edition, but they're all illegal for standard play. I think I might make myself a few legacy decks with my old cards, especially seeing as how I can't bear to get rid of my old cage breaker deck.

Red, white, and Green ftw!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 02, 2014, 05:53:54 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Got a 2014 core set box of magic cards for Christmas, been a long time since I played, the last cards I bought were back when return to ravnica was new. They just pump so many out so quickly

I have a large collection of cards now, some dying back to unlimited and 3rd edition, but they're all illegal for standard play. I think I might make myself a few legacy decks with my old cards, especially seeing as how I can't bear to get rid of my old cage breaker deck.
Red, white, and Green ftw!
Card games? What a nerd!
But seriously, I was always the one who rejected whatever game was popular at the time, whether it be Pokmon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, or whatever, so I know nothing about Magic. What's it like?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 02, 2014, 06:04:07 PM
I've always enjoyed magic, it's fun and strategies are always changing. Even though the best players end up using derivatives of one strategy or another. Each color tends to support a different play style.

 For example; often times white is about damage mitigation, defense, and an eventual overwhelming assault with big creatures

While red often times kills it's opponents with small creatures, but lots of them, you die from big bites.

It's fun, yet expensive if you want a big collection

Some of the old cards were worth big money too, an alpha black lotus went for 50k recently. Fun!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on January 02, 2014, 07:28:45 PM
I've gone and joined the Starbound crowd, and yeah, it's pretty much superior to Terraria in every conceivable way.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on January 02, 2014, 10:33:43 PM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
I've gone and joined the Starbound crowd, and yeah, it's pretty much superior to Terraria in every conceivable way.


Im having a lot of trouble finding some fucking titanium.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: nanivzla on January 02, 2014, 10:57:23 PM
Dunno if I can be considered a gamer, but my husband is, and I've been playing Diablo with him for about a month or so. I really like Diablo. I also played and loved BioShock
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 03, 2014, 01:11:34 AM
Quote from: "Insult to Rocks"
Card games? What a nerd!
But seriously, I was always the one who rejected whatever game was popular at the time, whether it be Pokmon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, or whatever, so I know nothing about Magic. What's it like?
You can summon nightmarish machine-monsters to do your bidding, mentally dominate your opponent to death, and/or litter the battlefield with the charred remains of your enemy's army.  It's fun.

Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Red, white, and Green ftw!
Blue/black or red/black!  Also, I'm learning to love blue/green.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 03, 2014, 01:17:25 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
Considering your nitpicks and love for the original XCOM, you should consider checking out Xenonauts.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/223830/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/223830/)

It's still in early development but mostly complete and in terms of gameplay much closer to the original XCOM, and in my personal opinion, a far better game for it.
Eh, I'll give it a shot sometime, but it definitely looks a bit unpolished atm.  I've seen a lot of indie XCOM-like games, and haven't been very impressed with what I've seen so far.  This one seems to at least have an interesting interception system.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on January 03, 2014, 06:30:12 AM
Took some time off from Skyrim. It was eating into my schedule way too much. I've since substituted Hearthstone and been having a great time with a Warlock burn deck. Lots of 1-3 drops with Ardent Defenders, Argent Crusaders and Sea Giants as a nice mid-late game distraction. I also put an Alexstrasza in there in case of turtles.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 03, 2014, 07:30:39 AM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "Insult to Rocks"
Card games? What a nerd!
But seriously, I was always the one who rejected whatever game was popular at the time, whether it be Pokmon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, or whatever, so I know nothing about Magic. What's it like?
You can summon nightmarish machine-monsters to do your bidding, mentally dominate your opponent to death, and/or litter the battlefield with the charred remains of your enemy's army.  It's fun.

Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Red, white, and Green ftw!
Blue/black or red/black!  Also, I'm learning to love blue/green.

I never liked blue, it didn't fit my play style. And my dad used to always play mono black, so he took all of the cards.

I still remember his zombie deck, if overwhelmed you or it broke out a phyrexian obliterator which was just awful to fight with the red deck I used at the time.

*shivers*
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 03, 2014, 01:50:29 PM
Phyrexian obliterator + any card that makes two creatures fight (deal their combat damage to each other) or any card that forces a creature to attack = game ender.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 03, 2014, 02:20:59 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Phyrexian obliterator + any card that makes two creatures fight (deal their combat damage to each other) or any card that forces a creature to attack = game ender.

*goes into fetal position*
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 03, 2014, 05:51:50 PM
So, just started DA:Awakening again. God, I forget how much I hated that add-on. It's like they took everything I didn't like about Origins, which was a lot, and made it sooooo much worse. Also, Anders is possibly the least likeable companion out of any game I have ever played. And I just finished a game were one of your companions is a pimp, so that's really saying something.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 03, 2014, 05:53:05 PM
I stopped after DA:O DA2 was appalling and I've never gotten around to playing awakening
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 03, 2014, 06:18:43 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I stopped after DA:O DA2 was appalling and I've never gotten around to playing awakening
Sometimes I fell like the only person in the world who likes DA2. :cry:
As for Awakening, it essentially tries to make the darkspawn more than just a cheep orc knockoff, and instead makes them completely ridiculous and over the top. The main villain is a talking broodmother whose lines are half hysterical laughter and half repeating the same words 20 times.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 03, 2014, 06:26:17 PM
DA2 was awful, graphics, story, game engine, everything. It's annoying.

DA3 looks like it will be good though
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 04, 2014, 02:36:34 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
*goes into fetal position*
(http://http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=253533&type=card)(http://http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=220172&type=card)(http://http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=247337&type=card)

 8-)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on January 04, 2014, 11:59:03 AM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
*goes into fetal position*
[ Image (http://http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=253533&type=card) ][ Image (http://http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=220172&type=card) ][ Image (http://http://gatherer.wizards.com/Handlers/Image.ashx?multiverseid=247337&type=card) ]

 8-)

Seems slow. I don't know what the current meta looks like but it seems like there would be a million ways to deal with that.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 04, 2014, 12:06:41 PM
The hydra was pretty tough back in the day, but the slow power punch decks don't work as well anymore, now it's all about quick smash attacks.

Remember the token decks from the innistrad block?
Same principles
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on January 05, 2014, 02:50:54 PM
YES! I've beaten Path of Exile for the first time. This game has perhaps the best end-credits music EVER! You decide

[youtube:10742eqs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb9_yNhiprM[/youtube:10742eqs]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on January 09, 2014, 04:14:04 PM
[youtube:34yoy7z7]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOfll06X16c[/youtube:34yoy7z7]

This made me smile. I love it. I hope they make a full game out of this.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 11, 2014, 04:09:51 AM
[youtube:3u4s7qgq]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2-Go96dDZ8[/youtube:3u4s7qgq]

"Suck it consoles"   :lol:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on January 11, 2014, 04:16:25 AM
Enjoy being in debt for the next 15 years to afford a setup like that.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 11, 2014, 11:31:59 AM
Honestly at the moment there aren't any games I'm super excited about. I'll probably still be playing civ and ME and skyrim in 2014, probably in 2015 too.

Titanfall looks okay, not spectacular. Same as destiny

I'm wary of mass effect 4, personal reasons there.

I stopped playing FF after 10

The one and only game I'm looking forward to is DA3, other than that

Zip.

At least ME, Civ, and skyrim age well. Particularly the latter two
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on January 11, 2014, 11:42:45 AM
So I tried Bioshock 2. Yeah, I know. It's not as good as the original and just a cash grab by 2K while they were waiting for the development on Bioshock Infinite to finish, but I wanted to try it, so I did and well,...

It is a lesser game, no doubt about it. However, it does make many improvements over the original. The new hacking mini-game, which I thought I would hate, turned out to be much, much better. Part of that is owing to the remote hacking tool.

Less impressive is the dual-wielding of plasmids and weapons at the same time. The controls just didn't lend itself to intuitive switching between weapons or switch to a weapon can also change the ammo, or changing ammo could accidentally change the weapon. So I would up shooting those remote hacking darts at people instead of using the machine gun.

I was annoyed that it had you playing as a big fucking daddy the entire time, which was the worst part of the original. Well, that's not true. There's a sequence where you play as a little fucking sister. It was an eerie juxtaposition seeing the world how the sisters see the world and then seeing how things really are briefly, but there's not fucking gameplay here. There are splicers, but they do not attack. You cannot be hurt. It's a waste of fucking time.

Overall, I didn't hate the game, but it remains completely unnecessary. The minor gameplay improvements are not enough to justify it's existence. Often the references to the original felt shameless, like Greedo's appearance in Episode I. Why is this here? To make the cunts happy, I suppose. Pity that.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on January 11, 2014, 04:54:19 PM
Greedo appears in episode 1?

The more you know...

Edit: Oh.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 11, 2014, 09:51:37 PM
Dice wars, a decent little flash game if you're bored. It's like risk except you don't pick where your men spawn.

ITs not super fun, but it can be entertaining.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 13, 2014, 01:08:11 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Honestly at the moment there aren't any games I'm super excited about. I'll probably still be playing civ and ME and skyrim in 2014, probably in 2015 too.

Titanfall looks okay, not spectacular. Same as destiny

I'm wary of mass effect 4, personal reasons there.

I stopped playing FF after 10

The one and only game I'm looking forward to is DA3, other than that

Zip.

At least ME, Civ, and skyrim age well. Particularly the latter two
Add Watchdogs and Infamous: Second Son to that list, as they both look fantastic.
As for me, I spent about to days vainly trying to get myself interested in Skyrim, and then one more day forcing myself to finish Dead Money for New Vegas (worst add-on to a game I have ever played). Bethesda and I have a very complicated relationship it seems.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 14, 2014, 12:54:34 PM
(http://http://i.imgur.com/RMin5B3.png)

Xbox 360 > high-end PC   #-o (because updating the graphics card drivers apparently counterbalances years of obsolescence)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 14, 2014, 01:18:47 PM
the computer will trump the console every time; the one advantage a console has is that as operating systems get replaced on computers, the games won't work anymore. A windows 95 game won't work on its own on a Windows 7 OS.


But I can still plug in my PS and play FF7.


Also a console is cheaper, usually.

And I prefer skyrim on an xbox because of the controller

That's it!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on January 14, 2014, 01:25:25 PM
You can also plug in an old pc with an old operating system and still play your old games. Or even run a virtual machine.

The main advantage of consoles is/was ease of use. Sometimes price, but that's mostly because they're outdated; a really cheap pc costs about the same.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 14, 2014, 03:27:07 PM
Please, for the love of various non-existent deities, don't turn this into a console vs. pc thread. Those never end well, and almost always become needlessly mean spirited.
So..... I also finished Snake Easter the other day. Still a little disappointed. And for the life of me I can't figure out why all the Cobras just explode when you beat them.
Also, has anyone played the Tomb Raider Reboot? I have it on request from the library, and from what I've seen it looks really fun.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on January 14, 2014, 03:32:20 PM
Ah we run into the whole console/pc thing every once in a while, but I think most of the pros and cons of each are known to the point where there's little left to argue over :P

I picked up Path of Exile again for a bit, but the server still seems a bit laggy and the game is too brutal for a glass cannon to survive lagspikes so I figured I'd try out a Witch instead. It's fun so far.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 14, 2014, 08:40:08 PM
Anyone remember old red alert? Haven't played it in years. I loved it growing up though, even bought the collectors edition for RA3.

RA2 was my favorite
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 14, 2014, 09:03:57 PM
Tried playing it on the collection for PC. All the games stopped working within a month or so, except Renegade, which the only one I had no desire to play. God that game was awful.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 14, 2014, 09:33:43 PM
I just got back in to starcraft 2. I've been getting massacred, but my friend gave me a few tips that are at least making it easier to get better.

plus, I'm not too sure this is true, but if this Dreamcast 2 comes out, I will cry tears of joy. Dreamcast is tied for second for my favorite console of all time. (the other being SNES)
[youtube:3g6gplgf]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqyEhVwl2MI[/youtube:3g6gplgf]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 15, 2014, 01:47:48 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Anyone remember old red alert? Haven't played it in years. I loved it growing up though, even bought the collectors edition for RA3.

RA2 was my favorite
RA2 was great but the Russians really take it up the shorts in the expansion from prism spam and lots of mind control (which either forces soviet armies to infight to death or does the ol' mind-control/grinder combo, especially with engineer-ferrying flak tracks).  Also, brutes are practically useless against anything but tank destroyers.  Best faction:  Yuri with captured allied con yard.  Most satisfying thing in the world:  chronoshifting enemy MCVs and/or war miners into the ocean.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on January 15, 2014, 03:26:28 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Anyone remember old red alert? Haven't played it in years. I loved it growing up though, even bought the collectors edition for RA3.

RA2 was my favorite
I had an old RA2 clan called N.A.T.O.. Those were some good times.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 15, 2014, 07:54:53 AM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Anyone remember old red alert? Haven't played it in years. I loved it growing up though, even bought the collectors edition for RA3.

RA2 was my favorite
RA2 was great but the Russians really take it up the shorts in the expansion from prism spam and lots of mind control (which either forces soviet armies to infight to death or does the ol' mind-control/grinder combo, especially with engineer-ferrying flak tracks).  Also, brutes are practically useless against anything but tank destroyers.  Best faction:  Yuri with captured allied con yard.  Most satisfying thing in the world:  chronoshifting enemy MCVs and/or war miners into the ocean.

I remember Yuri being OP, those defense turrets alone were awful.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jason78 on January 15, 2014, 08:15:26 AM
Quote from: "Plu"
Ah we run into the whole console/pc thing every once in a while, but I think most of the pros and cons of each are known to the point where there's little left to argue over :P
(http://http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/508/634/fc9.png)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 15, 2014, 01:00:21 PM
(http://http://i.imgur.com/PYQTJlu.jpg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 15, 2014, 01:39:51 PM
One thing I didn't like about RA2 was how superior the USSR tanks were. It took what, two or three Grizzlies to beat a Rhino? And the apocalypse was hands down the most deadly vehicle on the battlefield for a long time, excluding the occasional use of existing units in unorthodox strategies.

I liked playing the USA or USSR most of the time, simply because I liked mass airpower and mass tank rushes. Similar thing in Generals, though I must say that the Airpower seems to be much weaker in that game than in Red Alert.

In Generals I was always USA or GLA, US for the vehicles; GLA because It was fun. I loved popping guys out of tanks and trucks just to steal them with my own units. Popping guys out of no where with that one ability delighted me, and I loved putting terrorists on motorcycles and hitting the enemy where he couldn't react the slowest.


YES
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: BarkAtTheMoon on January 15, 2014, 02:01:56 PM
Quote from: "Plu"
I picked up Path of Exile again for a bit, but the server still seems a bit laggy and the game is too brutal for a glass cannon to survive lagspikes so I figured I'd try out a Witch instead. It's fun so far.
I've been playing Path of Exile lately. It is a fun game. I haven't had too much trouble with lag, but the server occasionally boots me which is annoying. I was getting bsod's until I found a fix for a known sound card issue with it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 15, 2014, 04:09:04 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I remember Yuri being OP, those defense turrets alone were awful.
Static defenses were Yuri's big weakness.  But Psychic towers and a handful of gattling tanks could stop most attacks with the exception of V3s backed up with heavy armor or prisms.

Quote
One thing I didn't like about RA2 was how superior the USSR tanks were. It took what, two or three Grizzlies to beat a Rhino? And the apocalypse was hands down the most deadly vehicle on the battlefield for a long time, excluding the occasional use of existing units in unorthodox strategies.
Guardian GIs could tear them apart, though.  Or chrono legionnaires.  Or grand cannons.  Or tank destroyers.  Or prism hit-and-run.  Or battle fortresses.  Or mind control.  

Tbh, USSR tesla tanks doing lightning (heh) strikes on vulnerable positions (read: chrono/war miners) were a lot more effective.  Apocalypse was great on paper, but its tremendously slow speed and its many counters made it more of a situational unit.

Quote
In Generals I was always USA or GLA, US for the vehicles; GLA because It was fun.
USA air or super, occassionally nuke china or china inf.  USA air was practically unstoppable.  China inf, despite being a magnet for aoe, could be surprisingly effective.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 17, 2014, 01:35:38 AM
Can someone do me a favor and explain to me why 95% of the Killzone fandom thinks the ISA are evil simply because the Helghast are slightly sympathetic and look cool? They're FASCISTS! It's like they don't even realize that the setting of the games is purposefully reminiscent of the first 2 world wars, with the Helghast being the Germans. #-o
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 17, 2014, 02:00:53 AM
Quote from: "Insult to Rocks"
Can someone do me a favor and explain to me why 95% of the Killzone fandom thinks the ISA are evil simply because the Helghast are slightly sympathetic and look cool? They're FACISTS! It's like they don't even realize that the setting of the games is purposefully reminiscent of the first 2 world wars, with the Helghast being the Germans. #-o
Yeah, that stuff's really bad.  Bad fascists, bad.

<-- plays German in World of Tanks and Company of Heroes*
*has to choke back shouting in German*

[spoil:3pcc08wn](http://http://i.imgur.com/KMciiWJ.jpg)[/spoil:3pcc08wn]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 17, 2014, 05:38:31 PM
I have reached a level that gamers dread, where they want to play something but nothing in their inventory is satisfying, and they don't like any suggestions given to them. So there's just this thing like an itch that can't be scratched, constantly bothering you and you are unable to conquer it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on January 17, 2014, 05:41:29 PM
Play SuperCrateBox. It'll be fun for an hour or so and it's intensely difficult :P I'll give you a cookie if you can beat my 110 crate highscore.

Also spent the night with some friends playing the boardgame Terra Mystica. I love it, it's awesome :D Every game is different, it's exciting until the last points are counted, all the different races play in their own way and the skill cap is off the board from what I'm seeing so far. I'm going to have a lot of good hours with this one ^^
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 17, 2014, 07:38:45 PM
YMIR, here are some good freeware games that I've found that you may or may not be aware of:
Cave Story:
http://www.cavestory.org/ (http://www.cavestory.org/)
Iij, Hero and Hero Core, and Garden Gnome Carnage:
http://www.remar.se/daniel/games.php (http://www.remar.se/daniel/games.php)
Merry Gear Solid:
http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/?page_id=9 (http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/?page_id=9)
Knytt, Knytt Stories, and Within a Deep Forest:
http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=News (http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=News)
Battle For Wesnoth:
http://wesnoth.org/ (http://wesnoth.org/)
Embric of Wulfhammers Castle:
http://wulfhammer.org/ (http://wulfhammer.org/)
The Elder Scrolls: Arena and Daggerfall:
http://www.elderscrolls.com/ (http://www.elderscrolls.com/)
Last Scenario and Exit Fate:
http://site.scfworks.com/?page_id=8 (http://site.scfworks.com/?page_id=8)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 17, 2014, 08:00:18 PM
Thanks guys, I'll have to look into them
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 17, 2014, 09:33:39 PM
I just started watching a Lets Play of Ride to Hell: Retribution, which currently has the second lowest Metacritic score out of any game, and it is unbelievably hilarious. :popcorn:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 18, 2014, 12:34:09 AM
Quote from: "Insult to Rocks"
I just started watching a Lets Play of Ride to Hell: Retribution, which currently has the second lowest Metacritic score out of any game, and it is unbelievably hilarious. :popcorn:
Yeah, Angry Joe warned me about that one.  The damsel-in-distress sex scenes were a special kind of WTF.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 18, 2014, 12:46:15 AM
Quote from: "Insult to Rocks"
YMIR, here are some good freeware games that I've found that you may or may not be aware of:
Cave Story:
http://www.cavestory.org/ (http://www.cavestory.org/)
Iij, Hero and Hero Core, and Garden Gnome Carnage:
http://www.remar.se/daniel/games.php (http://www.remar.se/daniel/games.php)
Merry Gear Solid:
http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/?page_id=9 (http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/?page_id=9)
Knytt, Knytt Stories, and Within a Deep Forest:
http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=News (http://nifflas.ni2.se/?page=News)
Battle For Wesnoth:
http://wesnoth.org/ (http://wesnoth.org/)
Embric of Wulfhammers Castle:
http://wulfhammer.org/ (http://wulfhammer.org/)
The Elder Scrolls: Arena and Daggerfall:
http://www.elderscrolls.com/ (http://www.elderscrolls.com/)
Just going to add a couple

Supertuxkart
http://http://supertuxkart.sourceforge.net/
Xonotic
(http://http://www.xonotic.org/)
OpenArena
http://http://www.openarena.ws/smfnews.php
Urban Terror
http://http://www.urbanterror.info/home/
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 18, 2014, 01:02:46 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Thanks guys, I'll have to look into them
YMIR, it might be a little easier for us to suggest games for you if you tell us your platform and what notable games you have for it, otherwise we'll run out of freeware games quickly and have to resort to Newgrounds or something.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 18, 2014, 02:15:49 AM
My recommendation is if you feel bored or in the dreaded i-wanna-play-but-i-feel-blah mood, either play a really low-stress game like Bejeweled or something or watch a replay of your favorite RTS.  Usually puts me in a much better mood.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 18, 2014, 07:04:18 AM
I might do empire at war, been a few years for that
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 18, 2014, 02:57:07 PM
Unexpected day off from work + Company of Heroes 2 is free to play all day today.

(http://http://www.growthgiant.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/split-test-success-kid-meme-300x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 18, 2014, 03:40:51 PM
Damn, can't find my copy of empire at war, anyone know a good virus free torrent? :P
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 18, 2014, 04:59:04 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Damn, can't find my copy of empire at war, anyone know a good virus free torrent? :P
Go for one with lots of seeds and generally positive comments and scan the hell out of it after you download.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 18, 2014, 05:32:13 PM
I tried Company of Heroes 2 and I don't wanna be a negative nelly but it was kinda bad.  It's basically an updated version of Company of Heroes that isn't quite as good as Company of Heroes.  5/10 tops.

New "features":
* Frostbite mechanic - troops freeze and die frequently.  Don't worry, your engineers can build fire pits to heat up everyone in a 1ft radius.  One of two things will happen:  they'll freeze to death 2 feet away from a fire pit because you forgot to tell them to scamper back to it after building/repairing something or one of your own tanks will accidentally run it over and they'll freeze to death.
* Arcane levelup/general system.  I have no idea what's going on there.
* Very low pop cap.

Ingame memories:  shooting nearly-destroyed buildings with tanks who apparently graduated from the stormtrooper school of marksmanship for 5-minutes before realizing that HQ buildings can't actually be destroyed, stuff inexplicably blowing up, blinking icons everywhere, annihilating seemingly endless hordes of enemy infantry backed up by a sizable amount of vehicles only to get bogged down and pushed back, calling in airstrikes and watching AI teammates suicidally rush to the killzone, watching AI teammates park their entire army in my forward base as my army fights and dies.

Actual quotes:
"I have no idea what I'm doing."
"I'm winning I think."
"More of them?"
"How the hell are there more of them?!"
"I have no idea what I'm doing."
"STOP BLINKING! I KNOW I HAVE POINTS TO SPEND!"
"Why would you walk into an artillery strike?"
"You.  Go fight them.  Or die, whatever."
"Stop shooting friendlies!"
"I won, so why isn't the umm...oh wait, there it goes."
"If I win 20 more matches and I get +2% werf for flammen.  Word."
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 19, 2014, 01:11:48 AM
You won't find any objection from me. The majority of games my friends like are ones I can't stand, so I get crap over my opinions all the time. I mean, is it soooo weird that I prefer Arkham Asylum over Arkham City? Really?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on January 23, 2014, 12:41:57 PM
I just bought minecraft for the PC (use to have it on xbox). Goodbye, life.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 23, 2014, 01:20:41 PM
Playing TOR at the moment, then I'm thinking I'll move into KOTOR or DA. After that....I dunno, maybe Red Alert again
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on January 23, 2014, 01:33:54 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
I just bought minecraft for the PC (use to have it on xbox). Goodbye, life.
Considering what you've had to say about said life, a little escapism may be for the best. :lol:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on January 23, 2014, 02:20:13 PM
Quote from: "Hijiri Byakuren"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
I just bought minecraft for the PC (use to have it on xbox). Goodbye, life.
Considering what you've had to say about said life, a little escapism may be for the best. :lol:

Says the guy who thinks pizza is disgusting...

 :blahblah:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on January 23, 2014, 02:28:58 PM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
Says the guy who thinks pizza is disgusting...
Well, it is. :-|
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 23, 2014, 04:24:26 PM
Pizza is fucking awesome


anyone ever play cookie clicker?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on January 23, 2014, 04:47:07 PM
My colleagues opened cookie clicker. It took them about 3 minutes before they decided to run a little javascript in the console that would auto-click the cookie, and then the game got boring really quickly.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 24, 2014, 01:52:26 AM
It's simplistic...but the endgame...

(http://http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/600/353/8dc.jpg)

The danger must be growing for the rowers keep on rowing!  AND THEY'RE CERTAINLY NOT SHOWING ANY SIGNS THAT THEY ARE SLOWING!  *screams*
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 24, 2014, 11:01:44 AM
I never buy that upgrade


I have enough nightmare fuel already
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 24, 2014, 04:53:27 PM
Today, I decided to do some PC spring cleaning (henceforth referred to as de_dusting)

> Me be hardware newfag doing comp hardware maintenance for the first time
> Antistatic wrist band + can of compressed air ftw
> open up case.  looks like New Jersey.
> spray like crazy.  dust flying everywhere.
> carefully move unused power cable off of the motherboard
> plug in 2 inexplicably unused side case fans (3/3 reporting for duty)
> unplug monitor's VGA cable, plug in DVI cable
> plug everything back in and everything works fine
> feel like less of a computer nub
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 25, 2014, 12:10:28 AM
After my latest adventure, this is now my favorite subreddit:  http://www.reddit.com/r/dustypcs (http://www.reddit.com/r/dustypcs)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on January 25, 2014, 08:30:28 AM
Quote from: "RC_Dave333"
I like BINGO
(http://http://grind365.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Batman-Bitch-Slap.jpeg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 25, 2014, 11:37:07 AM
I'm playing TOR at the moment and I've even doing random dungeons, but a lot of the time they're not quite there; the tanks don't know what to do, the damage spreads out instead of focusing etc.

It makes me miss the specifics of wow, everyone had a job and knew what to do, tor lacks the same sort of laid out feeling.

Makes me miss galaxies too, I like tor, but noting will beat my guy standing in 501st armor standing above a massive sand dune.

Except for maybe when I got my blue proto drake after five years of trying ;)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 25, 2014, 02:02:26 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
It makes me miss the specifics of wow, everyone had a job and knew what to do, tor lacks the same sort of laid out feeling.
WoW was like that?!   :-s

But I get your point, though I don't like it when roles are quite that prescribed.  In WoW, when you roll a class, there's a clear right way and wrong way to play (complete with optimal build and even optimal ability order), and you're punished heavily if you deviate from that.  I prefer Rift's system - where you can branch out a lot more in your build without suffering for it and you can also hotswap roles whenever you want so there's seldom a for-want-of-a-nail situation with tanks or healers.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on January 25, 2014, 02:27:27 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Pizza is fucking awesome


anyone ever play cookie clicker?
I stopped "playing"  cookie Incrementor soon after dungeons came out. I don't remember how many cookies I had when I quit, but it was quite a lot.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 25, 2014, 09:32:34 PM
(http://http://i.imgur.com/zsTAJ6F.png)

 :rollin:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on January 26, 2014, 06:46:47 PM
So I finally finally managed to get my mitts on a Game king, or one of the knock-offs that has a few games pre-programed into the unit. Say hello to the YD-959

(http://http://www.szyuanda.com.cn/Upfiles/Prod_X/200912312563.jpg)

The fuck izzit, you say? It's a video game, you idiot.

Specifically it's a version of the Game King, a Chinese-made handheld game system that was unique for not being a portable NES or SNES in a handheld. I would like an actually Game King and a selection of cartridges with the boxes, you fucking need the boxes, but alas. They stopped making them in 2006. But they haven't stopped making stuff like the YD-959, which I picked up at a local liquidator/flea market type thing.

A review video of the similar YD-965 can be found below.

[youtube:3mg71xr6]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUEfW3YDHPQ[/youtube:3mg71xr6]

Also, same chap's showcase of the Game King games and the box text. Told you need the boxes.

[youtube:3mg71xr6]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmbQXeH97NE[/youtube:3mg71xr6]

What do I think of it? Well, it is what it is. One thing I notice is that each pixel is divided into four smaller dots in a square to fool you into thinking it has better resolution than it actually does. That's shady, but also very clever.

The games are fairly basic or obvious rip-offs of other, real games. Notably Super Mario Bros, Arkanoid and Street Fighter or something. Not sure what the Tank and Star War games are directly ripping-off. Doesn't matter. It's amusing enough and I'm glad I got it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on January 27, 2014, 12:37:32 AM
Peacewalker is still making me doubt that the rest of the MGS series wasn't just a pleasant fever dream, as it's still horrible in every imaginable way. It also has a Monster Hunter crossover? :-s
On the bright side, I just got Kingdoms of Amalur from the library, and I'm really impressed so far. It has the God of War style combat system that I love, and a very good RPG base on it to. IT manages to be just complex enough to be interested, but simple enough to guarantee that you use everything, and its easy enough to play where that never poses a problem.
Honestly though, I'll play anything at this point just to get a respite from Peacewalker. That game pisses me off so much. :evil:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: MrPillow on January 27, 2014, 05:17:29 PM
Hey guys, PS3 and Steam player here. PSN is MrPillow92, Steam is MrPillowTheGreat

I've been playing Awesomenauts (Froggy, Gnaw, Yuri, and Derpl are my mains...) and Saints Row 3 recently. I'm finding myself aligning with the popular opinion that SR2>3 as I play but 3 does have helluva better minigames aka 'activities'
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 27, 2014, 05:40:06 PM
Another great game; age of empires 2. I used to love it when I was young. Unfortunately there's a big with the new OS's that either won't play any music, or causes the cursor to drag off to one side without being able to move it
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on January 27, 2014, 05:43:29 PM
Age of Empires II recently got an HD remake launched on Steam, it should work perfectly fine with modern OS and also had a bunch of stuff like pathfinding upgraded.

(Personally I though it was really unbalanced though.)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on February 01, 2014, 02:41:39 PM
Quote from: "Plu"
Age of Empires II recently got an HD remake launched on Steam, it should work perfectly fine with modern OS and also had a bunch of stuff like pathfinding upgraded.

(Personally I though it was really unbalanced though.)

I've been playing that. It used to be one of my all time favorites. It's one of the games that walls actually do something.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 01, 2014, 02:52:40 PM
My CD holder fell over earlier, and as I was putting them back into the thing I realized I hadn't played some of them in years, one of them for at least a decade.

Then I realized that most modern games don't even come in CD jewels anymore.

 :shock:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on February 01, 2014, 09:44:52 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
My CD holder fell over earlier, and as I was putting them back into the thing I realized I hadn't played some of them in years, one of them for at least a decade.

Then I realized that most modern games don't even come in CD jewels anymore.

 :shock:
I don't miss 'em.  Did some spring cleaning and found a mess of cracked cases with mismatched CDs and copious amounts of burned discs.  Such a hassle.  The only good thing about it was those great user manuals.   Starcraft, Mechcommander, Homeworld.  <3
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 02, 2014, 07:35:21 AM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
My CD holder fell over earlier, and as I was putting them back into the thing I realized I hadn't played some of them in years, one of them for at least a decade.

Then I realized that most modern games don't even come in CD jewels anymore.

 :shock:
I don't miss 'em.  Did some spring cleaning and found a mess of cracked cases with mismatched CDs and copious amounts of burned discs.  Such a hassle.  The only good thing about it was those great user manuals.   Starcraft, Mechcommander, Homeworld.  <3

God I haven't played mechcommander in years I can't even remember the storyline anymore, but I remember it had a great yellow box
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on February 02, 2014, 12:11:02 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
God I haven't played mechcommander in years I can't even remember the storyline anymore, but I remember it had a great yellow box
Inner Sphere counterattack on the Clanners (specifically, Fed Comm VS Clan Smoke Jaguar on the planet Port Arthur).  It's one of the string of Clan defeats that ultimately doom the Clan invasion.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on February 06, 2014, 03:29:51 PM
Path Of Exile will be starting a fresh Domination League on Feb. 25th
For those who'd like to check out this free PC game (Steam), now's the chance to climb the ladder from the getgo.

Path Of Exile is Diablo style gameplay with Final Fantasy VII style skillgems, making for an insane amount of different possible builds.
Domination adds so-called dominationshrines on the maps add random, each offering a different temporary buff, and often guarded by hordes of monsters. Once the Domination leage is over, you get to keep your heroes and stash, to play with in standard-game mode.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on February 06, 2014, 03:31:42 PM
What's the difference between Domination League and the standard game?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on February 06, 2014, 06:46:33 PM
The playstation 4 is raping the competition.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on February 06, 2014, 07:00:34 PM
Quote from: "leo"
The playstation 4 is raping the competition.
Bit late to the party there Leo. The PS4 has been doing better the the X-Box One since, hell, before launch day. And dammit! Why'd you have to go reminding me that I do not have a next gen console yet, and I'm running out of time before Watchdogs and Second Son are released!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on February 06, 2014, 07:01:09 PM
Quote from: "leo"
The playstation 4 is raping the competition.

Hell yea :D.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 06, 2014, 10:44:29 PM
Nothing feels like the first time you crack into an awesome game does it?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on February 06, 2014, 10:55:33 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Nothing feels like the first time you crack into an awesome game does it?
Ditto for the opposite effect. I was in a funk for days after I finished Bioshock Infinite. Paying 60 dollars for a game you can't stand is an awful feeling.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on February 07, 2014, 12:11:55 AM
Gonna (attempt) to play the ESO beta stress test tomorrow.

My expectations are low, as the game is rumored to be pretty bad.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on February 07, 2014, 12:17:37 AM
Quote from: "Nonsensei"
Gonna (attempt) to play the ESO beta stress test tomorrow.

My expectations are low, as the game is rumored to be pretty bad.
Oh lord, best of luck my friend. Oh, and speaking of infamous MMO's, diid anyone play the FF14 relaunch? I haven't heard a thing about it since it came out.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on February 07, 2014, 12:26:34 AM
No news on FF, and yeah ESO sounds terrible from what I have heard (and most of it comes from hardcore fan boys of the series... who are still defending ESO even after listing all this stuff they don't like about it...)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on February 07, 2014, 11:00:14 AM
Quote from: "Shiranu"
No news on FF, and yeah ESO sounds terrible from what I have heard (and most of it comes from hardcore fan boys of the series... who are still defending ESO even after listing all this stuff they don't like about it...)
From what I've heard,  reception is mixed, with generally positive reviews. (http://http://www.reddit.com/r/elderscrollsonline/comments/1v3wa3/question_for_those_who_played_last_weekend/)  But I know a couple people irl in the beta and they really enjoy it.  We'll see when it hits metacritic.

However, my initial impression is admittedly pretty awful (http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gffF6rDXKEM).  I saw a franchise renown for its lore and vibrant open-world become a dull hack-n-slash.  I sincerely hope that this is an inaccurate assessment.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on February 07, 2014, 11:08:47 AM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
Quote from: "Shiranu"
No news on FF, and yeah ESO sounds terrible from what I have heard (and most of it comes from hardcore fan boys of the series... who are still defending ESO even after listing all this stuff they don't like about it...)
From what I've heard,  reception is mixed, with generally positive reviews. (http://http://www.reddit.com/r/elderscrollsonline/comments/1v3wa3/question_for_those_who_played_last_weekend/)  But I know a couple people irl in the beta and they really enjoy it.  We'll see when it hits metacritic.

However, my initial impression is admittedly pretty awful (http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gffF6rDXKEM).  I saw a franchise renown for its lore and vibrant open-world become a dull hack-in-slash.  I sincerely hope that this is an inaccurate assessment.
Good lord, that looks awful. I mean, all my experiances with the ES have been pretty awful, especially with the combat, but...... this just looks like the most boring and un-interesting thing. Honestly, I wish they would have made a Fallout MMO instead. That would have been far more interesting than what we've got with ESO.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 07, 2014, 11:29:16 AM
I was looking forward to elder scrolls online :/

I hope it's a good game, I want to play it and enjoy it
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on February 08, 2014, 11:23:10 AM
Quote from: "Insult to Rocks"
Quote from: "leo"
The playstation 4 is raping the competition.
Bit late to the party there Leo. The PS4 has been doing better the the X-Box One since, hell, before launch day. And dammit! Why'd you have to go reminding me that I do not have a next gen console yet, and I'm running out of time before Watchdogs and Second Son are released!

Still no point to buy either console until they release some bloody games for them, though.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 08, 2014, 11:49:35 AM
Quote from: "the_antithesis"
Quote from: "Insult to Rocks"
Quote from: "leo"
The playstation 4 is raping the competition.
Bit late to the party there Leo. The PS4 has been doing better the the X-Box One since, hell, before launch day. And dammit! Why'd you have to go reminding me that I do not have a next gen console yet, and I'm running out of time before Watchdogs and Second Son are released!

Still no point to buy either console until they release some bloody games for them, though.



I second that, my summer money is still tucked away until I see something that makes me want to buy
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on February 08, 2014, 11:51:35 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Quote from: "the_antithesis"
Still no point to buy either console until they release some bloody games for them, though.



I second that, my summer money is still tucked away until I see something that makes me want to buy

Make them earn our buyer's remorse!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jason78 on February 08, 2014, 12:20:56 PM
There's been a reboot of the 80's classic Double Dragon.


See you in the spring.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on February 09, 2014, 10:01:26 AM
I believe I may have just found the greatest game ever made. Better than Minecraft.

Catlateral Damage (http://http://www.catlateraldamage.com/)

"Play as a cooped-up cat where your paw is your only weapon and mischief-making is your only directive.

Catlateral Damage is a first-person destructive cat simulator where your goal is to knock as many of your owner's possessions onto the ground as possible. It is currently in alpha and being created in Unity by Chris Chung. The full version will include additional levels, lots of objects to swat at, and more!"
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 09, 2014, 10:09:08 AM
I saw a youtuber do a video on that, it looked entertaining enough as a kill time game
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 13, 2014, 03:59:24 PM
Sadly, my original N64 memory card has been corrupted, now I cannot play any games with saves


that's over a decade of saved games


*manly tears*
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 13, 2014, 04:32:18 PM
Quote from: "the_antithesis"
I believe I may have just found the greatest game ever made. Better than Minecraft.

Catlateral Damage (http://http://www.catlateraldamage.com/)

"Play as a cooped-up cat where your paw is your only weapon and mischief-making is your only directive.

Catlateral Damage is a first-person destructive cat simulator where your goal is to knock as many of your owner's possessions onto the ground as possible. It is currently in alpha and being created in Unity by Chris Chung. The full version will include additional levels, lots of objects to swat at, and more!"
That is brilliant!

Grinning, that sucks.  :( I have been having response issues with my N64 controller's joystick. It's too wiggly. I only have 1 left that works well enough for mariokart. I understand your struggle.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: leo on February 13, 2014, 06:25:55 PM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Sadly, my original N64 memory card has been corrupted, now I cannot play any games with saves


that's over a decade of saved games


*manly tears*
The Nintendo 64 was the beginning of the end to Nintendo. The company never come back to the number 1 spot in the industry. The Nintendo 64 has some great games but the lack of cd drive was the worst choice ever. The console was raped by the playstation 1.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 13, 2014, 06:56:26 PM
Quote from: "leo"
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
Sadly, my original N64 memory card has been corrupted, now I cannot play any games with saves


that's over a decade of saved games


*manly tears*
The Nintendo 64 was the beginning of the end to Nintendo. The company never come back to the number 1 spot in the industry. The Nintendo 64 has some great games but the lack of cd drive was the worst choice ever. The console was raped by the playstation 1.
I beg to differ. Cartridges are the best. No loading time. Period. You really can't beat that.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 13, 2014, 06:57:58 PM
More bad news, my RA2 won't run on 64 bit correctly, and my 32 bit computer won't turn on


 :cry:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Plu on February 14, 2014, 02:30:54 AM
I ran RA2 just fine from the First Decade version, you could try getting your hands on that. Or maybe try installing a virtual box with 32bit windows?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on February 14, 2014, 02:45:43 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
More bad news, my RA2 won't run on 64 bit correctly, and my 32 bit computer won't turn on


 :cry:
There are versions of it that will.  I reinstalled it after talking about it and it works fine for me.  You'll probably just have to snag a different version.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 14, 2014, 07:34:50 AM
Thanks guys I'll look into it.


And Shoe, you could always do what I do!

take a shower and contemplate life until the maintenance is over, or if it lasts too long. Play music as loud as possible and dance wildly without a care for what you look like
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on February 15, 2014, 04:16:13 AM
I was on the fence about Elder Scrolls Online.  Checked out a couple in-depth reviews.  Mostly favorable.  It looks like Skyrim Online.  It also looks beautiful as hell.  And the interface is nice and lean (the limited ability bar reminds me of Secret World), you're not going to have a ton of toolbars cluttering up the screen.  Overall, the gameplay seems solid.

But oh man oh man, the business model is going to be the death of this game.  Lots and lots of completely understandable Imperial Edition rage.  Basically, you can't play as an Imperial unless you fork over extra money.  So, that's $80 instead of $60 for the game, then $15 a month forever.  Cha ching.

And you create this nasty situation where Imperials have a distinct in-game advantage over their non-human peasant counterparts, which doesn't sit well with me either.

And if you pre-ordered the game, your character can join any alliance.  Which seems fine, until you think about the finer implications of Bjorn Elfsmasher joining the Aldmeri Dominion.  Yeah, not a great idea.

Stuff like this could really harm this game.  And it's definitely scared me away from it for the time being.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on February 15, 2014, 04:45:27 AM
All I know is Redguard ftw. Unfortunately didn't get to see one.

So a friend playing it,  still not sure how i feel about it.  But it was DEFINITELY beautiful.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 16, 2014, 10:49:37 AM
debating getting MC, uncertain as to whether I really want it or not
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 18, 2014, 09:31:34 PM
Does anyone play Guild Wars 2? I've had it for a couple years and just started to actually play it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: sasuke on February 18, 2014, 11:22:56 PM
Quote from: "Hydra009"
I was on the fence about Elder Scrolls Online.  Checked out a couple in-depth reviews.  Mostly favorable.  It looks like Skyrim Online.  It also looks beautiful as hell.  And the interface is nice and lean (the limited ability bar reminds me of Secret World), you're not going to have a ton of toolbars cluttering up the screen.  Overall, the gameplay seems solid.

But oh man oh man, the business model is going to be the death of this game.  Lots and lots of completely understandable Imperial Edition rage.  Basically, you can't play as an Imperial unless you fork over extra money.  So, that's $80 instead of $60 for the game, then $15 a month forever.  Cha ching.

And you create this nasty situation where Imperials have a distinct in-game advantage over their non-human peasant counterparts, which doesn't sit well with me either.

And if you pre-ordered the game, your character can join any alliance.  Which seems fine, until you think about the finer implications of Bjorn Elfsmasher joining the Aldmeri Dominion.  Yeah, not a great idea.

Stuff like this could really harm this game.  And it's definitely scared me away from it for the time being.
I feel the same way.  Not buying the game.  Also, I heard that the loot in chests for example is the same for everyone in the game, meaning that if I reach the chest first, I get its contents.  Did they fix this yet?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on February 19, 2014, 03:13:14 AM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Does anyone play Guild Wars 2? I've had it for a couple years and just started to actually play it.
I played from launch until whenever Planetside 2 came out.  It was decent.  I really enjoyed the intro cutscene tailored to the brief questionnaire you get.  Fucking awesome (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=574TjCGT648).  I really appreciated the public quest system with multiple ways of completing the quests.  No quest log!  I particularly liked the quest where you answer a raven's riddles.  It was a really nice change of pace.  I liked how your character's level automatically matches the level of the zone.  I liked the how your abilities have an alt-fire mode.  And the Halloween event - I DEMAND MOAR CANDY CORN!   :evil:  :rollin:

However, I thought the exploration system was frustrating (the exploration spots are marked on the map, but it gets a little tricky when they're above/underneath you or behind bulkheads).  The inventory system is an OCD person's nightmare.  And just finding certain things and figuring out where you need to go was just painful.  Like finding a tier 2 gear merchant at a city will just have you wandering.  The campaign was pretty lackluster.  The jump puzzles were very frustrating.  (One had me jumping during a blizzard while being attacked ><)  On the other hand, the skill point quests were often pathetically easy - little more than standing at a spot and maybe killing a tough mob, if that.  Often times, some poor person would distract 'em, making it a whole lot easier.  And maybe it's just me, but water combat wasn't really my bag.  Serious depth perception issues.  And finally, harvesting crafting mats was just a chore.  You have to deal with durability (your mining picks only have a limited number of uses and then they have to be rebought) and then you have to make sure you use the right quality of mining pick otherwise you harvest crap-in-a-hat and waste your opportunity.  Alternatively, you can waste a lot of money by using a high-quality pick on a low-quality node.  Grrr.  I know why they made it that way.  Farmers.  Bots.  But damn, it really frustrates regular players, too (http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XDRcG8yj20).

It's a fun game and all, but after I hit max level and finally got 100% exploration, I no longer cared about it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on February 19, 2014, 06:54:47 AM
I'm only playing RuneScape every few days now, instead of several hours each day.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Manodo on February 19, 2014, 07:23:33 AM
Quote from: "leo"
The Nintendo 64 was the beginning of the end to Nintendo. The company never come back to the number 1 spot in the industry. The Nintendo 64 has some great games but the lack of cd drive was the worst choice ever. The console was raped by the playstation 1.

In terms of home console hardware I agree. I actually really like the Gamecube, but I'm not particularly impressed with the Wii or WiiU. They're not bad consoles, but the motion sensitivity/extra screen doesn't feel like it's enhancing my experience at all. And sometimes the motion stuff can outright ruin a game for me (Ruhhhhhhh Skyward Sword and Metroid Prime 3 ;_;).

Nintendo has an unholy monopoly over the handheld gaming console market, but it will be interesting to see how that market develops with the advent of smartphones and tablets. It could be that handheld consoles eventually become redundant. I hope that doesn't happen though, as I don't really like 100% touchscreen for my games (3DS is famed for its touchscreen, but it still has some nice chunky buttons to work with).
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on February 19, 2014, 08:06:16 AM
Am I the only person who likes Lightning from that Final Fantasy that came out more recently than some of the older Final Fantasys? :P
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 19, 2014, 09:02:20 AM
My favorite was 7, I couldn't get into 8, never played 9. Didn't like 10 too awfully much, and never played post 10


Except for 10-2 which was awful


Just listened to the camp theme from DA:O

I know what I'm playing tonight!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on February 19, 2014, 10:25:51 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
My favorite was 7, I couldn't get into 8, never played 9. Didn't like 10 too awfully much, and never played post 10


Except for 10-2 which was awful


Just listened to the camp theme from DA:O

I know what I'm playing tonight!

I never got far into 7, just could never get into it. Honestly, 10 was my favourite.

Everything post 10 has been sucky as fuck though, except 13. 13 is apparently the one with Lightning, and I liked it well enough.

Looking forward to Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Kingdom Hearts 3, even though I know I shouldn't. Square Enix has gone down hill hard imo. If they don't get their shit together soon... I fear they might fade away.

Edit: 13 apparently has an 83 on metacritic. I think it could have been better because they cut alot out of it so that it could be played on the Xbox 360 as well as PS3 without needing like... 10 disks.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on February 19, 2014, 10:30:26 AM
I need to try 13, I've been itching for a good RPG recently, one that I haven't played before I mean


Edit: I like FF7, because of its story and simple combat style.

But I do admit it gets too easy as time goes on, and I have it mastered to the point where I beat the final boss in 1-3 combat rounds.


But I still have never beaten the two superbosses, they're hard.


Also I've heard that 4 is good. And I need to try 8 again one day
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nonsensei on February 19, 2014, 10:51:26 AM
Quote from: "GrinningYMIR"
I need to try 13, I've been itching for a good RPG recently, one that I haven't played before I mean


Edit: I like FF7, because of its story and simple combat style.

But I do admit it gets too easy as time goes on, and I have it mastered to the point where I beat the final boss in 1-3 combat rounds.


But I still have never beaten the two superbosses, they're hard.


Also I've heard that 4 is good. And I need to try 8 again one day

If you have an itch for a good jrpg and have an xbox 360, I would strongly recommend Lost Odyssey.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on February 19, 2014, 12:39:58 PM
Sorry to disagree with you Shiranu, but 13 is, in my opinion, the worst RPG I have ever played, and a serious contender for the worst game. I don't even like any of the numbered FF games, and 13 was still absolutely abysmal.
Anyways, what do you guys think of Irrational closing down? I expected something like this, what with BI's hellish development, but it still sucks, as that means I'll most likely never see a really good Bioshock sequel.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 21, 2014, 08:49:52 PM
Found an awesome FPS for PC. The free to play is a bonus. Even without it being free, it's definitely one of the better shooters I've played.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Insult to Rocks on February 21, 2014, 09:07:36 PM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Found an awesome FPS for PC. The free to play is a bonus. Even without it being free, it's definitely one of the better shooters I've played.
What is it?
Also, has anyone here played Max Payne 3? Just got it rented, but haven't popped it in yet.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on February 22, 2014, 12:59:06 AM
Quote from: "PickelledEggs"
Found an awesome FPS for PC. The free to play is a bonus. Even without it being free, it's definitely one of the better shooters I've played.
Which is ... ?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on February 22, 2014, 03:33:22 AM
SORRY! I forgot the link...  :oops:  :lol:

http://http://ghost-recon.ubi.com/ghost-recon-online/en-us/home/

That's embarrassing...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on February 22, 2014, 10:42:26 AM
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SORRY! I forgot the link...  :oops:  :lol:

http://http://ghost-recon.ubi.com/ghost-recon-online/en-us/home/

That's embarrassing...
Lol, if I had a dolla every time I forgot a name or edited a post, I'd be, uh, a thousandaire.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on February 24, 2014, 03:50:01 PM
Turns out, I've owned Secret of Monkey Island for a number of years, now. The DOS version came on a CD I got in PC Gamer Magazine and I downloaded ScummVM to try it out.

So far, OK. It looks nifty, so I can see why it's a classic because of that. Really beautiful pixel art.

Gameplay-wise... well. This style of hunting around for what the fuck you're supposed to do has been in other games I've played. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Gameboy comes to mind. I've never cared for this kind of shit. I haven't even hit the pixel hunt shit yet, as far as I know. Maybe I have and that's why I'm stuck already. Maybe I just lack patience for this kind of shit. I never played these point & click style games before. I've played text adventures, but that was on the Commodore ViC-20. I don't have patience for that kind of shit, either.

I'm going to stick with it for as long as I can, though. Maybe I'll care enough about the story to not let the gameplay bother me. Maybe masturbation will lose it's appeal, too.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on February 25, 2014, 02:58:32 PM
I picked up Lords of Shadow 2 this morning. Game mechanic wise things seem to be fairly similar, but I am only an hour in (this isn't a problem as I loved the first game). I can't wait to see if the storyline has epic twists and turns like the first one!

Also, Robert Carlyle, Richard Madden (Robb Stark) and Patrick Stewart voice acting! ::swoon::
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Post by: PickelledEggs on March 01, 2014, 02:39:03 PM
I've been getting back in to starcraft. if anyone wants to add me my username is You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login or pickledeggs

(pickledeggs is spelled right for starcraft)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on March 02, 2014, 06:05:02 AM
I left the Nr. 1 clan in RuneScape, aptly called "Maxed", for my old clan SpiritZ.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on March 02, 2014, 09:20:29 PM
I'm REALLY liking Rift right now.  The best thing I like is that there are plenty of activities for different kinds of players.  At the endgame, you can do dungeons, do pvp, or (my personal favorite) do zone events and explore the hell out of the world.  And you can buy with real-money currency with ingame currency so even free players can eventually buy cash shop items.  I pretty much craft, do dailies, and zone events and generally have a pleasant time without suffering the psychological and physiological trauma of having to run dungeons constantly.

Heh, we actually had a guildy gquit because of "achievement spam", lulz.   :rollin:

Edit - I forgot to mention Instant Adventures.  Love this.  Should be adopted by other MMOs, imho.  Here's how it works:  if you're bored and have 15 min to kill, you can sign up for instant adventures.  The game automatically matches you with a group and teleports you right on top of them.  You all share the same quest and you basically paint the town red together, doing quest after quest until you've had enough.  Everyone who contributes gets something.  Not phat lewt exactly, but some xp, rep, and gold.  And you're all level-matched so basically, as a max-level character, you get to revisit old zones and help out lowbies.  It's fast and easy, and everyone gets something out of it.  Really breaks up the monotony and helps out people so they're not begging for powerleveling and lets you get some nostalgia without feeling like you're poaching from lowbies.
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Post by: the2ndcominofjebus on March 07, 2014, 03:38:54 PM
BIG BALOOGA on ps4
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on March 08, 2014, 09:45:55 PM
For any PC gamers that want Titanfall,

Here is a link to get the cd key for a pretty sweet deal. My friend shared it with me on facebook and already downloaded it. you can't play until it's actually released, i think, but still.

http://http://www.direct2play.com/origin-drm/543-titanfall-origin-cdkey.html
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on March 10, 2014, 01:08:00 AM
Dark Souls 2 is less than 24 hours away! I can't wait to engage in some:

(http://http://static.fjcdn.com/comments/Felt+appropriate+_5bcc9b908fe32743ee8cf1a406235188.png)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on March 10, 2014, 01:10:25 AM
Wish my computer could run it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on March 19, 2014, 06:34:27 AM
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Wish my computer could run it.
It's much better than Dark Souls 1 IMO. A lot more customization, you can respec with certain items and burn an item in a bonfire to increase the difficulty by 1 playthrough, so you don't have to go through the entire game again to farm a certain area. Pretty much all the things have improved.

Oh, you can teleport between bonfires right out of the gate, no Lordvessel required!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: wolf39us on March 25, 2014, 03:18:04 PM
Anyone grab a copy of Reaper of Souls??

I'm starting my character tonight!  (YAY HAMMERDINS!)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on March 25, 2014, 03:53:20 PM
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Anyone grab a copy of Reaper of Souls??

I'm starting my character tonight!  (YAY HAMMERDINS!)
I was going to. I need to save some money first. I leveled up a witch doctor 30 levels the other night thanks to that community buff that went on during the weekend :lol:

Sent from the land of pizza.

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Post by: wolf39us on March 25, 2014, 04:09:37 PM
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I was going to. I need to save some money first. I leveled up a witch doctor 30 levels the other night thanks to that community buff that went on during the weekend :lol:

Sent from the land of pizza.

I got from 13 to 52 paragon using that community buff.  A friend of mine made it to like 75 I think, the bastard!
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Post by: PickelledEggs on March 25, 2014, 04:23:50 PM
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I got from 13 to 52 paragon using that community buff.  A friend of mine made it to like 75 I think, the bastard!
lol I joined my friend that already started about 2 hours ahead of me and was 12 or 13 levels higher. I died so many times :lol:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on March 26, 2014, 11:46:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/qTe2f5t.png)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on March 27, 2014, 12:03:47 AM
Can someone explain to me why WoW still has a monthly fee? I want to play again, but not for 15 bucks a month. Greedy Blizzard... :(

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Post by: Hydra009 on March 27, 2014, 01:50:10 AM
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Can someone explain to me why WoW still has a monthly fee? I want to play again, but not for 15 bucks a month. Greedy Blizzard... :(
They're one of the last holdouts of the subscription model, along with Eve Online and Final Fantasy XIV. Blizz probably would've made even more money (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/32322/Turbine_Lord_of_the_Rings_Online_Revenues_Tripled_As_FreeToPlay_Game.php) with a free-to-play system.   A few years ago, I would've gladly jumped back into WoW if they went f2p.  Now, it's not even worth the disk space.  What really beats the hell out of me is why people are still playing it even though there are tons of much better (and cheaper) MMOs to pass the time on.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on March 27, 2014, 02:17:46 AM
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They're one of the last holdouts of the subscription model, along with Eve Online and Final Fantasy XIV. Blizz probably would've made even more money (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/32322/Turbine_Lord_of_the_Rings_Online_Revenues_Tripled_As_FreeToPlay_Game.php) with a free-to-play system.   A few years ago, I would've gladly jumped back into WoW if they went f2p.  Now, it's not even worth the disk space.  What really beats the hell out of me is why people are still playing it even though there are tons of much better (and cheaper) MMOs to pass the time on.
what mmo do you recommend?

Sent from the land of pizza.

Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on March 27, 2014, 03:09:21 AM
Btw. I just found the GREATEST GAME EVER.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvWGLcdI8o8
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Post by: Hydra009 on March 27, 2014, 01:47:21 PM
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what mmo do you recommend?
It all depends on what you're into.  There's such a variety of types and such a variety of tastes.  Plus, I'm only really familiar with the games I play.

If you want a WoW-like fantasy RPG, I'd go with Rift.
If you like tanks at all, I'd go with World of Tanks.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on March 27, 2014, 02:05:19 PM
Yeah. I really liked WoW. I just couldn't pay 15 a month. I'll check out Rift.  And World of Tanks, while I'm at it.

Sent from the land of pizza.

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Post by: wolf39us on March 27, 2014, 04:20:09 PM
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Yeah. I really liked WoW. I just couldn't pay 15 a month. I'll check out Rift.  And World of Tanks, while I'm at it.

Sent from the land of pizza.



Path of Exile... DO IT
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Post by: PickelledEggs on March 27, 2014, 04:27:20 PM
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Path of Exile... DO IT
I tried Path of Exile. Isn't it almost exactly like Diablo, only lower graphics and slightly different controls? Good game, I think though.

Its on my to redownload list, from when I had to reinstall my OS on my computer.
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Post by: wolf39us on March 27, 2014, 04:45:21 PM
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I tried Path of Exile. Isn't it almost exactly like Diablo, only lower graphics and slightly different controls? Good game, I think though.

Its on my to redownload list, from when I had to reinstall my OS on my computer.

Great alternative to Diablo III well worth the time.  Since you know.. it's FREE ;-)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on March 28, 2014, 03:57:46 AM
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Great alternative to Diablo III well worth the time.  Since you know.. it's FREE ;-)

Do you play PoE even though you have Diablo3?
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Post by: wolf39us on March 28, 2014, 09:08:47 AM
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Do you play PoE even though you have Diablo3?
yes

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Post by: PickelledEggs on March 28, 2014, 12:21:15 PM
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yes

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I went to re install it and I don't have enough space on my harddrive...... I need to uninstall something and that makes me sad :(
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Post by: wolf39us on March 28, 2014, 12:33:09 PM
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I went to re install it and I don't have enough space on my harddrive...... I need to uninstall something and that makes me sad :(
get mohr  space!

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on March 30, 2014, 02:45:03 AM
Yeah.  There have been some great deals on hard drives lately.  Monitors, too.

(http://i.imgur.com/FgR0eD1.png)

And my current monitor doesn't even have gigantic memory.  :(  But you can save $30 like three times.  So that's good.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on April 01, 2014, 01:30:10 AM
http://storestteampowered.com/# (http://storestteampowered.com/#)

Even though I sorta expected something like this, I nearly soiled by pants anyway.  #JimmiesRustled #MyGoodIt'sFullOfLikes #John Stamos
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Post by: PickelledEggs on April 01, 2014, 02:52:45 AM
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http://storestteampowered.com/# (http://storestteampowered.com/#)

Even though I sorta expected something like this, I nearly soiled by pants anyway.  #JimmiesRustled #MyGoodIt'sFullOfLikes #John Stamos
If I start getting requests on steam for Farmville,  I will go ballistic.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: RobbyPants on April 02, 2014, 10:26:07 AM
I've been playing a lot of Borderlands 2 and Super Amazing Wagon Adventure. I also have a soft spot for games from the 80s and early 90s, which I grew up playing.

Once I finish my house renovation, I want to get back into Doom modding.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: charde on April 02, 2014, 05:21:25 PM
Last night, I was working through Season 1 of Telltale's "The Walking Dead," which is almost more an interactive story than a game per se. The night before, I was playing Torchlight II. The Tomb Raider reboot is still sitting there awaiting me as well.

I kind of bailed on my two MMOs (Rift and SWTOR), although I dabble in Tera at the moment.

I was supposed to be playing Pathfinder tonight (I'm in two different RPG groups), but half the group had to cancel. I actually like the live RPG games better since it fulfills a social connection for me as well; the other gaming, while it's really fun for me, it's solitary and I need the interaction.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on April 22, 2014, 11:48:26 PM
So after countless hours of trying to improve my Starcraft gameplay, I decided that I am worse than I thought and I joined the "Adopt a Newb" group. :lol:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mr.Obvious on April 23, 2014, 03:32:12 AM
Currently playing Aliens Colonial Marines
-> 10 euro's down the drain
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: pioteir on April 23, 2014, 10:04:16 AM
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Btw. I just found the GREATEST GAME EVER.


I saw this vid a few weeks ago and I laughed so hard I almost pissed my pants :))))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MGAWx1nm48

KNEEL BEFORE YOUR CREATOR!!!... or breakdance :))))
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Post by: PickelledEggs on April 23, 2014, 11:24:05 AM
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I saw this vid a few weeks ago and I laughed so hard I almost pissed my pants :))))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MGAWx1nm48

KNEEL BEFORE YOUR CREATOR!!!... or breakdance :))))

"Let's see if we can lick it" hahahaha

"Hi, car"
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on April 23, 2014, 06:31:51 PM
You thought the first Bioshock Infinite was mind warping?

No, fuck you, you were wrong :P.

Watching a play through of Burial at Sea, part 2. The first one ended pretty awesomely, but jesus christ the first... 10 minutes+ of part 2 has been trippier than the ending of Infinite. This is amazing :D.
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Post by: Hydra009 on April 24, 2014, 11:08:41 PM
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tplqU64jBs[/youtube]

I came.

P.S. - Bug faction! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq8vAMfNfT8)
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Post by: Shiranu on April 25, 2014, 01:39:29 AM
That looks pretty bad ass. 4xs 4tw.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 02, 2014, 07:23:16 PM
Does anyone play Smite?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 03, 2014, 04:48:02 AM
So... I just got Rust on steam.

In ONE HOUR. I got killed by a wolf, killed by a bear, killed by a bow and arrow, shot in the head with an M4, and killed with a stone hatchet...

And then I poisoned myself with chicken breast...
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Post by: Shiranu on May 03, 2014, 05:17:34 AM
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Does anyone play Smite?

Da, I do. Mahafsoun (yes, I stole the name...) if you want to add me.
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Post by: the_antithesis on May 05, 2014, 11:53:02 AM
Now available for pre-order:

(http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-18559542_alternate1_dt.jpg)(http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-18559542dt.jpg)(http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-18564829_alternate1_dt.jpg)(http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/product_images/pTRU1-18564829dt.jpg)

Fuck, yeah. The company that makes the Atari Flashback consoles is now branching out to other systems of the early 80's. I hope they make one for the Odyssey2 with the accoutrements to play their Master Challenge series that combined a board game with the video game. It would be interesting to have.

(http://www.brooklynboysgames.com/odyssey2/Quest_for_the_Rings.jpg)

I'll likely get both of these, but I think the Intellivision one is more interesting to me. I've played both systems in real life and in emulation and the Colecovision was just a more powerful system with better arcade ports. A useless feature so long as MAME exists. Intellivision had a more strategy-based style to their gameplay that I found refreshing. Pity the best games for the system, namely Burgertime and Tron Deadly Disks won't be included due to licensing rights.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on May 05, 2014, 11:28:38 PM
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Da, I do. Mahafsoun (yes, I stole the name...) if you want to add me.
Saweeeeet
will do
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Elect on May 05, 2014, 11:31:03 PM
I've been playing Skyrim for the last 5 months. And I've never played a better game. ever. I've played Fallout 3 and I liked it, but Skyrim is such a better game to me. Since you guys seem to have more experience with RPGs... is there another game that matches Skyrim? and is there a another company that does RPGs at the level of Bethesda? I like the sandbox aspect the best. I don't like not being able to choose my narrative.

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Post by: PickelledEggs on May 06, 2014, 12:20:55 AM
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I've been playing Skyrim for the last 5 months. And I've never played a better game. ever. I've played Fallout 3 and I liked it, but Skyrim is such a better game to me. Since you guys seem to have more experience with RPGs... is there another game that matches Skyrim? and is there a another company that does RPGs at the level of Bethesda? I like the sandbox aspect the best. I don't like not being able to choose my narrative.
I should reinstall skyrim.

I've been playing Rust lately. It is the single most addicting and frustrating thing I've ever played. I put in about 20 hours since Saturday morning. All I want to do is build my house and a sleeping bag, but I keep getting killed.

I finally hit the point where I seriously need a break from Rust and now I can get back to my work.

But Yeah. Try Rust. You may like it. It's a survival game that has some minecraft elements, but it's way more intense.

Sent via your mom
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Post by: Elect on May 06, 2014, 12:37:53 AM
Ok, Id never read up on it before. Now I get why people go to work and go home to play Rust.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 06, 2014, 04:40:43 PM
I'm going to be streaming Goat Simulator for a little while. If you want to see total goat destruction, here is my twitch http://www.twitch.tv/pickelledeggs
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Post by: PickelledEggs on May 06, 2014, 05:21:25 PM
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I'm going to be streaming Goat Simulator for a little while. If you want to see total goat destruction, here is my twitch http://www.twitch.tv/pickelledeggs
Total domination
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Post by: Hydra009 on May 07, 2014, 02:14:35 AM
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I've been playing Skyrim for the last 5 months. And I've never played a better game. ever. I've played Fallout 3 and I liked it, but Skyrim is such a better game to me. Since you guys seem to have more experience with RPGs... is there another game that matches Skyrim? and is there a another company that does RPGs at the level of Bethesda? I like the sandbox aspect the best. I don't like not being able to choose my narrative.
It's tricky to say.  When you say RPG, do you include JRPGs?  Hack-n-slash?  MMORPGs?  RPG/FPS?

The Elder Scrolls does have a really nice niche (Morrowind is pretty good too, very atmospheric and fantastic lore, though Skyrim admittedly has a much better combat system and quest log), but there are other really great RPGs out there.  A few that are definitely worth a try are Kotor, Neverwinter Nights, the Diablo series, the Witcher series, and the Mass Effect series.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on May 09, 2014, 01:19:03 PM
On topic of RPGs... just bought Dragon Age: Origins for 7.49 (29.99 normally) w/ all DLC on steam. I remember people mentioning it, but I cant remember if you guys liked it or not... but the reviews I see for it are great, so I am giving it a go. Hoping my comp. can handle it.

If you want an RPG, KotOR (the original) it's hands down the best I have ever played (I am a huge star wars expanded universe nerd though, so I am biased in favour of it). Mass Effect is great too, though it went down hill after the first one.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on May 09, 2014, 01:20:09 PM
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On topic of RPGs... just bought Dragon Age: Origins for 7.49 (29.99 normally) w/ all DLC on steam. I remember people mentioning it, but I cant remember if you guys liked it or not... but the reviews I see for it are great, so I am giving it a go. Hoping my comp. can handle it.

If you want an RPG, KotOR (the original) it's hands down the best I have ever played (I am a huge star wars expanded universe nerd though, so I am biased in favour of it). Mass Effect is great too, though it went down hill after the first one.
Dragon Age origins is great
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Post by: Shiranu on May 09, 2014, 01:49:18 PM
Have you played DA: 2? I am thinking of skipping it, would I miss too much if I just read a synopsis of it before moving on to AD: Inquisition?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on May 09, 2014, 01:56:36 PM
DA 2 sucked

DA:O was awesome

Mass Effect was freakin great...mostly
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Post by: Shiranu on May 09, 2014, 02:03:14 PM
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DA 2 sucked

DA:O was awesome

Mass Effect was freakin great...mostly

Ok cool. I'll just read a summary of DA: 2s story then.

As for ME... the second one was just... meh, imo. It was solid, but not great.
The third one was good, taking good things from both 1 and 2 and mixed them together but just wasn't as great of story as ME1s. The feels though in ME3 hit pretty hard.
ME1 had the worst game play if you are a straight action/shooter fan, but it was the most rpg-y of the 3 and easily had the best story.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on May 09, 2014, 02:19:39 PM
1 was the best epic feeling, epic as in open

2 was the best combat and I liked the characters, plus it had the best ending scenes.

3 had good combat and feels, and music. I didn't like the ending but all of the DLC's were solid
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Post by: PickelledEggs on May 09, 2014, 08:20:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWBYDKfRbPE
This game is so addicting lmao
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on May 10, 2014, 12:08:02 AM
Decided to start an elf to get a different perspective of what's going on... and as I am learning about their lore, I find something interesting...

There was a clan of human berserkers who share my name.

Given how rare my name is, this makes me very... very happy ;D.

Edit: Originally I said Elven... apparently they were human. This makes me sadder :(.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on May 27, 2014, 01:52:58 AM
I just started playing Transistor. Aside from it being an amazing game, the soundtrack is awesome as well. The singer.... her voice... woah. Just. Woah
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on May 28, 2014, 05:11:05 PM
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DA 2 sucked

DA:O was awesome

Mass Effect was freakin great...mostly
Sacrilege! How dare you! I'm taking back my harem! You broke the contract that says the trilogy is the best ever.  Boo! He! He! Solitary
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on May 28, 2014, 05:27:22 PM
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Sacrilege! How dare you! I'm taking back my harem! You broke the contract that says the trilogy is the best ever.  Boo! He! He! Solitary

I never said it wasn't the best ever! I said it was great MOSTLY, there is exactly one thing I don't like about it!

I'm keeping the women dammit!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on May 29, 2014, 03:41:00 PM
You guys see that the Blizzcon Hearthstone tournament has a grand prize of $100,000 for first place? That escalated quickly.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on May 29, 2014, 03:46:09 PM
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You guys see that the Blizzcon Hearthstone tournament has a grand prize of $100,000 for first place? That escalated quickly.
wow. That did escalate quickly... :lol: when did hearthstone come out? This year?

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Post by: PickelledEggs on May 29, 2014, 07:21:50 PM
https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/buy/battlefield-3/pc-download/base-game/standard-edition

Battlefield 3 is free right now. It looks like if you add it to your Origin library, it will stay there, but you have to do it before June 3rd
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Post by: Agramon on May 30, 2014, 01:18:59 AM
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wow. That did escalate quickly... :lol: when did hearthstone come out? This year?

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Yeah! I guess they must be making a shit ton off of it.
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Post by: Jutter on June 08, 2014, 09:20:53 AM
Recommended by SvZurich (thx Kimmy)
INGRESS

This as much a game of domination as golden board-oldies like Monopoly and Risk. The strategic points to capture and upgrade are called "portals", but here's the kicker:

these portals are represented by landmarks IN THE REAL WORLD, and you need to be in spitting-range to "hack" them with your smartphone. This game uses GPS and will force you off your butt, by sending you all over town. Also a cool way to explore new places when you travel.
(free app, free to play)
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on June 08, 2014, 10:06:16 AM
I believe I'm going to try fallout again, recently I've become stuck on the same few games instead of erring new ones like I used to, so I'm going to go around and buy new Ames and such, might get wolfenstein because that looks good, and eventually when I build my PC, I'm going to get a steam account. YES
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Post by: Shiranu on June 08, 2014, 01:29:41 PM
I... still have not gotten past the first city of dragon age (after the starting zone)...

I really, really like the game but... I have been distracted by Smite and I can't decide on what class I want to be. But then at the same time it doesn't really matter what class I am since it's a team-based party... but I still want MY character to look like a badass... but I want it to be fun as well...

Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on June 08, 2014, 03:07:03 PM
INGRESS

just had my first meetup with a teammember. Appearantly the green "enlightenment" faction I chose is dominant here in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The cool thing about this game is that the players you run into online are bound to be locals you can also meet in person. In stead of guilds, you automaticly get local hobbyclubs. REMCONL gave me some tips (face to face) on resonator placement (you need to actually move around along the edges of your available actionradiuscirclethingy like you're spreading around physical objects for optimal coverage resonators protect your portal.) and the URL for the local Ingress enlightenment chapter. Turns out they sometimes arrange group-raids. And they were nice enough to enforce my portals and to link them into the club-grid. I also learned how to nominate future portals; this is how local landmarks get turned into portals for the game, and everyone can contribute.

 This game sofar rates VERY high on the coolness scale with me. Stay tuned for further reports on long-term appeal.

And go give Ingress a try... seriously.
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Post by: Jutter on June 08, 2014, 05:11:03 PM
Reading the dutch WIKI on Ingress... a funny factoid. The green enlightenment faction, who want to use Exotic Matter to enhance humankind's progress, are locally nicknamed The Frogs, while the sceptic conservative blue-colored resistance faction is nicknamed The Smurfs.
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Post by: Agramon on June 10, 2014, 06:39:47 AM
Ingress eh? My brother introduced me to that almost 2 (?) years ago. It's definitely improved a lot since those early days. I binged a little too hard on it (and got pulled over by the cops for "suspicious behavior") one too many times to play like I used to, but I still always check for portals when I road trip (I like to keep a portal key or two from every new place I vacation to, like a memento of sorts). About 20% of the way through level 7, as portals in this part of Wisconsin are fairly sparse and all highly shielded and leveled. I mostly just hack them (it's all frogs round these parts) for their good loot rather than spend 5 power cubes trying to break one.

Do you check out the media things they put out? I always enjoyed the game, but never could really get into the story. It's too bad the media is all level 1 now - it used to be scaled so if you got a higher level media you could get decent XP out of recycling it.
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Post by: Agramon on June 10, 2014, 06:57:58 AM
Did you guys see the trailer for Bloodborne (made by From Soft, of Demon's/Dark Souls) at E3? It looks badass:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g_6oJbzUyc[/youtube]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on June 10, 2014, 05:34:54 PM
I officially need to upgrade my PC, hardware and software, very soon. Until then, only very oldskool games for me. Anything else is unplayable.
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Post by: Hydra009 on June 10, 2014, 10:49:59 PM
For anybody playing Sins of a Solar Empire:  get the Enhanced 4X mod (http://www.moddb.com/mods/enhanced-4x-mod) now.  It adds hero units, revamps the diplomacy, lots of new research, new planet types, new artifacts, adds capturable neutral structures on some planets, and very lore-friendly new tooltips (as far as I'm concerned, this mod is canon)

The game is 10 times better now.  It's everything I was trying to accomplish with my own tweaking and more.  And I haven't even touched the optional recommended mods that go along with it.

The only downside is I had to turn down the graphics to medium, not because my computer can't handle it, but because the program becomes unstable with both the mod and graphics set to maximum.  Still looks good, though.  Definitely a worthwhile sacrifice.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on June 10, 2014, 11:10:40 PM
Oh cool, I just started playing it again recently. Gotta check that out then.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on June 11, 2014, 02:56:44 PM
Anyone have a good gaming mouse/keyboard combo they recommend? My keyboard sucks and my mouse is on it's last limb.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on June 12, 2014, 03:19:21 AM
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Anyone have a good gaming mouse/keyboard combo they recommend? My keyboard sucks and my mouse is on it's last limb.

http://www.logitech.com/en-ca/keyboards/keyboard-mice-combos

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/category/keyboard-mouse-combos/20391.aspx

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1482

http://www.amazon.ca/b?ie=UTF8&node=680463011

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Post by: Hydra009 on June 12, 2014, 01:28:54 PM
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2827705&CatId=3463

Score!
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 12, 2014, 06:56:32 PM
shit. that's a steal!

I ran to staples and took a plunge on this bad boy minutes after I posted that though haha http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-G105-Gaming-Keyboard-Backlighting/dp/B00BBUCCKO

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Post by: Hydra009 on June 20, 2014, 09:57:54 AM
STEAM SUMMER SALE! (http://gaben.tv/)

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/663/197/502.jpg)
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on June 20, 2014, 10:01:05 AM
Playing wow again, been a while actualy. I quit my raid guild las year after a stalker got too close. Should be fun at least.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on June 24, 2014, 06:41:42 PM
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Anyone have a good gaming mouse/keyboard combo they recommend? My keyboard sucks and my mouse is on it's last limb.
Logitech makes excellent stuff. I use their G300 gaming mouse, and G110 gaming keyboard. A cheaper keyboard might suffice for you, but get that gaming mouse.
Late to the party and I see logitech already reccomended.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 24, 2014, 08:18:49 PM
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Logitech makes excellent stuff. I use their G300 gaming mouse, and G110 gaming keyboard. A cheaper keyboard might suffice for you, but get that gaming mouse.
Late to the party and I see logitech already reccomended.
I saw that mouse at Best Buy and tried it out. It was really nice, but I'm going to get the other one that logitech makes
This one:
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Proteus-Tunable-Customizable-910-004074/dp/B00IRHE892/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1403655454&sr=1-1&keywords=logitech+gaming+mouse

It looks really awkward and odd, but it's the most comfortable mouse I have ever held in my hands. Even more than the g300 for me at least.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Aroura33 on June 24, 2014, 11:57:33 PM
I'm trying Wildstar right now. It's kind of meh.  The housing is neat, but the crafting (mostly) is horrid.  Questing is totally uninspired. Combat is fun though, and all of the classes feel very unique.  If you can get past, or actually enjoy the cartoony style, it's not a bad game.  It's nice to have interactive combat, though the telegraphing can get a little out of hand.

I also tried Elder Scrolls Online.  I loved it level 1 through 50, played it like I haven't played a game in years.  Then I hit vet levels, and it was like a boring Asian grinder, only with less rewards. lol.  I still hope they can fix it, but I'm those hopes aren't high.  Still, for 2 months, it was a damn good game (combat was good, graphics are nice, crafting is actually useful, though inventory management is the worst of any game ever).
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Post by: Nam on June 25, 2014, 01:09:25 AM
I just got Resident Evil 0, and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time for my GameCube (I do have a PS3, and the original Nintendo, and an Atari from the early 80's), I read the latter is a good game. I do like the movie.

-Nam
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 25, 2014, 04:01:03 AM
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I'm trying Wildstar right now. It's kind of meh.  The housing is neat, but the crafting (mostly) is horrid.  Questing is totally uninspired. Combat is fun though, and all of the classes feel very unique.  If you can get past, or actually enjoy the cartoony style, it's not a bad game.  It's nice to have interactive combat, though the telegraphing can get a little out of hand.

I also tried Elder Scrolls Online.  I loved it level 1 through 50, played it like I haven't played a game in years.  Then I hit vet levels, and it was like a boring Asian grinder, only with less rewards. lol.  I still hope they can fix it, but I'm those hopes aren't high.  Still, for 2 months, it was a damn good game (combat was good, graphics are nice, crafting is actually useful, though inventory management is the worst of any game ever).

My friend was playing ESO for a while. In about a month he made it his levels and also reached veteran rank 2. He was also ranked 70 in pvp. He loved that game.

Sent from your mom

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Post by: Sal1981 on June 25, 2014, 05:01:46 AM
I'm writing a RP story, based around RuneScape. I need (more) professional help.
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Post by: Mr.Obvious on June 25, 2014, 12:19:59 PM
Want me to google you a psychiatrist?  :dance:
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Post by: Shiranu on June 25, 2014, 01:47:44 PM
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I just got Resident Evil 0, and Prince of Persia: Sands of Time for my GameCube (I do have a PS3, and the original Nintendo, and an Atari from the early 80's), I read the latter is a good game. I do like the movie.

-Nam

I loved Prince of Persia :D.

On the topic of older games... Half Life... kinda over-rated... I am tempted to go back and play it again, but meh...
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Post by: Nam on June 25, 2014, 01:49:29 PM
I like Half-Life.

-Nam
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 25, 2014, 02:35:11 PM
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I like Half-Life.

-Nam
I never played halflife... :redface:

I play a lot of Dota 2 though (which actually has nothing to do with halflife...)
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Post by: Shiranu on June 25, 2014, 02:39:36 PM
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I like Half-Life.

-Nam

I don't think it's bad, don't get me wrong... it's just people act like its the most amazing game of all time, and that Half Life 3 will cause the respawn of Cristo because it's continuing the Half Life series and I just feel like... calm down, dog. Calm down.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 25, 2014, 02:51:39 PM
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I don't think it's bad, don't get me wrong... it's just people act like its the most amazing game of all time, and that Half Life 3 will cause the respawn of Cristo because it's continuing the Half Life series and I just feel like... calm down, dog. Calm down.

Even if Halflife 1 and 2 were the greatest games ever made... no matter how good HL3 is, it will NEVER live up to the hype that people have made of it. HL3 will be a major failure and everyone will be disappointed that had unrealistic high hopes for it. I think Valve knows this and that's why it will never be made.
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Post by: Shiranu on June 25, 2014, 03:06:41 PM
But... it's been confirmed...
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 25, 2014, 03:17:43 PM
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But... it's been confirmed...
lol Do you know it took me 3 months of wondering what "it's been confirmed" stuff around the internet is before it finally bugged me enough to look it up? :lol:
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on June 25, 2014, 10:31:37 PM
Pickel knows what the half life 3 meme means now, it took him 3 months to find it. Three months is one month short of 4 months which is a third of a year. One year times 3 is the amount of time that has been totally spent by north amerixan players playing the TF mod of half life 1

Half life 3 confirmed
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 25, 2014, 10:36:21 PM
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Pickel knows what the half life 3 meme means now, it took him 3 months to find it. Three months is one month short of 4 months which is a third of a year. One year times 3 is the amount of time that has been totally spent by north amerixan players playing the TF mod of half life 1

Half life 3 confirmed
My post count is in the 3000s. HL3 confirmed
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on June 25, 2014, 10:43:10 PM
I farmed 120 adamantine bars today, that gave me 15 adamantine battle axes, one fifth of 15 is 3, I also sold those axes for 8 gold each, which added up to 100 gold, 4 of which I spent on repairs. That left me with 96 total gold maid. 96 is 32 times more than 3

Half life three confirmed
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nam on June 28, 2014, 10:14:44 PM
Anyone play Prince of Persia: Sands of Time recently? I'm stuck (walkthroughs aren't helping). I'm at the big room before you get the dagger (sands of time) and trying to get up the statues head. I run up it, jump to the other wall back to the statue and then fall every single time.

(GameCube)

How do I continuously jump up back and forth? Do I push the button and point the control stick toward where i'm jumping, do I point up and push the button (A), do I hold the right button? I've been trying off/on for an hour and I can't seem to do it.

-Nam
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Post by: Nam on June 29, 2014, 12:22:11 AM
Never mind, I figured it out after many, many deaths. Hold in the right trigger while hitting "A" and moving the stick the direction you want. Not one single walkthrough stated that.

-Nam
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Post by: Hydra009 on June 29, 2014, 01:36:03 AM
Some great Steam sales today.

(http://i.imgur.com/HM10BgM.jpg)

Really looking forward to installing Medieval 3: Total War as well!
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 29, 2014, 02:42:45 AM
Ive been back and forth between Dota2 and LoL again... Picking one is literally like choosing one set of friends over another...
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Post by: Shiranu on June 29, 2014, 02:49:16 AM
After Smite, I cant stand LoL... and all my friends have said they tried DotA2 and it was major shit....
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Post by: StupidWiz on June 29, 2014, 02:55:38 AM
Looking forward to playing Dragon Age: Inquisition.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on June 29, 2014, 03:04:22 AM
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After Smite, I cant stand LoL... and all my friends have said they tried DotA2 and it was major shit....
I have things I like and things I don't like about all of them. Smite is different enough that I don't have to choose and I can play it along side the other ones.

But with Dota2, I really like the clean-ness of it. as well as the items and item building (and the town portal scrolls)... to name a few things.

With LoL I like that it's a friendlier environment, and its more aimed at being fun.

I also have a bunch of friends that play LoL and a bunch of friends that play Dota2... so yeah... :/

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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 03, 2014, 12:39:08 AM
I just played The Stanley Parable a bit yestersday. It is pretty awesome. I got it on the steam sale, but it's not too expensive while it's not on sale.
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Post by: Hydra009 on July 03, 2014, 01:46:20 AM
Stanley took the door on his left...


...and Stanley was happy.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 03, 2014, 09:43:01 AM
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Stanley took the door on his left...


...and Stanley was happy.
But Stanley was so anxious to rush the narrator that he had to be calmed down with some new age music

Sent from your mom
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 03, 2014, 10:28:39 AM
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But Stanley was so anxious to rush the narrator that he had to be calmed down with some new age music

Sent from your mom


Stanley walked into the broom closet and quickly left because it had no relevance to the story...

Admiring the broom closet, Stanley quickly left...

Oh really Stanley, its a broom closet
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 03, 2014, 01:29:20 PM
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Stanley walked into the broom closet and quickly left because it had no relevance to the story...

Admiring the broom closet, Stanley quickly left...

Oh really Stanley, its a broom closet
haha

Don't quote anything from after you turn on the mind control machine though I didn't get to that yet and want to be surprised

Sent from your mom
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: wolf39us on July 03, 2014, 01:32:43 PM
I really want to get into Dota 2 -- I should really give it a shot.

My friend wants to start playing Rift.  Is anyone playing that at the moment here?
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 03, 2014, 01:48:19 PM
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I really want to get into Dota 2 -- I should really give it a shot.

My friend wants to start playing Rift.  Is anyone playing that at the moment here?

I play both. I just started rift and don't have it installed right now though. (reinstalled Windows) I mostly play Dota anyway.

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Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 03, 2014, 01:49:15 PM
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haha

Don't quote anything from after you turn on the mind control machine though I didn't get to that yet and want to be surprised

Sent from your mom



I won't I won't haha
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Post by: Hydra009 on July 03, 2014, 03:43:01 PM
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My friend wants to start playing Rift.  Is anyone playing that at the moment here?
Yes.  It's a lot like WoW but better in just about every way and with lots and lots of world events.  I have a lot of fun just running around the open world doing dailies and the occasional world event.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 05, 2014, 04:39:54 PM
Just got a new mouse!!!!! FUCK YEAH


http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/g502-proteus-core-tunable-gaming-mouse

It's really ugly, but it is SOOOOO comfortable. And there is a button on the side to slow down the cursor speed for only when you hold it (kind of like the "shift" key)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: TubbyTubby on July 05, 2014, 05:41:46 PM
I just ordered one of these. Been a while since I gave MAME some attention and I fancy doing it some proper justice this timd.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/06/5eha4epy.jpg)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 05, 2014, 06:16:46 PM
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I just ordered one of these. Been a while since I gave MAME some attention and I fancy doing it some proper justice this timd.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/06/5eha4epy.jpg)

Nice!!

I still regret buying the Turtles in Time machine from the arcade near me when they were selling it for $100 over 15 years ago. That thing would be worth a lot by now and probably be the most used thing in my house.
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Post by: Nam on July 05, 2014, 07:19:31 PM
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Nice!!

I still regret buying the Turtles in Time machine from the arcade near me when they were selling it for $100 over 15 years ago. That thing would be worth a lot by now and probably be the most used thing in my house.

There's one on eBay for a bit over $400, and it isn't that rare so not worth what you probably think it is:

http://www.arcade-museum.com/members/game_census.php?klov_id=10056

-Nam
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 05, 2014, 07:30:38 PM
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There's one on eBay for a bit over $400, and it isn't that rare so not worth what you probably think it is:

http://www.arcade-museum.com/members/game_census.php?klov_id=10056

-Nam
Eh. Either way. It would have been awesome to have it when I was 10. 100 was a lot of money for a 10 year old lol
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Draconic Aiur on July 06, 2014, 02:59:30 AM
I have played a ton of games through my life, but League Of Legends is now my focused point game.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: TubbyTubby on July 06, 2014, 05:02:31 AM
One day I will make myself a cocktail mame cabinet. Been promising for years but I'll get there.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 06, 2014, 08:41:13 AM
I still dislike Dota and LOL, playing WoW right now though
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 06, 2014, 12:37:17 PM
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I still dislike Dota and LOL, playing WoW right now though

Blizzard didn't make Dota though... lol It was just a mod made by someone else.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 06, 2014, 12:57:38 PM
I know, but people tend to look down on wow
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 06, 2014, 12:59:12 PM
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I know, but people tend to look down on wow
Oh. I was talking about regular warcraft 3. I liked WoW a lot. My wallet just didn't. lmao
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 06, 2014, 01:08:53 PM
I've been playing wow since 2004, off and on, it's been there my whole among life nearly hah
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 06, 2014, 02:42:05 PM
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I've been playing wow since 2004, off and on, it's been there my whole among life nearly hah
I played on and off for about a year. 15 a month was a killer for me though. I was finishing up highschool when I started and going in to college at the time.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 06, 2014, 03:33:58 PM
I hear that, but it still has a good place in my heart.

Along with StarCraft, Army men, and heroes of might and magic
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Draconic Aiur on July 06, 2014, 03:51:43 PM
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I hear that, but it still has a good place in my heart.

Along with StarCraft, Army men, and heroes of might and magic

OOH! A heroes of might and magic player! Good game, no one really plays it tho.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 06, 2014, 04:26:19 PM
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OOH! A heroes of might and magic player! Good game, no one really plays it tho.
I see you are a League fan. I have been torn recently between League and Dota 2. So I've been playing both lol (it hasn't been working very well for me :lol:)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nam on July 06, 2014, 04:36:11 PM
Just finished playing Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. The ending bad guy was incredibly easy to beat, and I did not like that. Otherwise, I really enjoyed the game. Just ordered about 30 minutes ago Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, should get it in 3-4 days. Though, I watched a gameplay of Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones and that looked bad ass. But I prefer playing games in order, so I will wait to order that one.

-Nam
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 08, 2014, 10:45:15 PM
I finally gave up on Dota 2. I'm just so horrible that after each game I feel like I need to eat a way my sorrows with a truck's worth of chocolate bars. So anyway... I play league now.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: frosty on July 09, 2014, 01:28:45 AM
My PC is becoming increasingly shitty, so gaming is therefore becoming increasingly more difficult if not impossible for me these days.

Regular Warcraft 3 is an awesome classic, by the way.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: SilentFutility on July 09, 2014, 05:59:42 AM
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I know, but people tend to look down on wow
People tend to look down on WoW lately.
The general consensus is that vanilla and TBC were amazing. A view that I share. I haven't played since TBC.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: StupidWiz on July 09, 2014, 07:42:35 AM
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I have played a ton of games through my life, but League Of Legends is now my focused point game.
Who's your main in LoL?

I used to main Leblanc and Garen, also Jayce. :D
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: StupidWiz on July 09, 2014, 07:46:18 AM
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People tend to look down on WoW lately.
The general consensus is that vanilla and TBC were amazing. A view that I share. I haven't played since TBC.
MoP is amazing, I think. You can play as Pandaren, new Monk class and lvl capped at 90. My subscription just expired yesterday, but I'm thinking to renew it. My BloodElf Hunter is still lv 37 but I've been having fun playing him. :D
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 09, 2014, 08:54:50 AM
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Who's your main in LoL?

I used to main Leblanc and Garen, also Jayce. :D
I love using LeBlanc. Her and Teemo are my favorites right now and have been for a while

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: StupidWiz on July 09, 2014, 07:10:41 PM
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I love using LeBlanc. Her and Teemo are my favorites right now and have been for a while

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I just fail to see why streamers these days almost always choose to lvl her W 1st, than her Q. Something's changed for her in the latest patches? Or is it a new meta? Cause when i did that about a year ago, I was constantly harassed by my teammates, and probably rightly so.

Oh, and Teemo needs to die more. :P
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Post by: Shiranu on July 09, 2014, 07:22:50 PM
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MoP is amazing, I think. You can play as Pandaren, new Monk class and lvl capped at 90. My subscription just expired yesterday, but I'm thinking to renew it. My BloodElf Hunter is still lv 37 but I've been having fun playing him. :D

I've actually enjoyed MoP, I think it's a step back in the right direction. The Pandaren receive alot of flack, but I liked them back in WC3 and the expansion of their story is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: SilentFutility on July 09, 2014, 07:37:49 PM
Perhaps the new content is good, I haven't played WoW for many years so cannot comment.
I sorely miss playing Vanilla WoW when I was younger, had such great times.

I've downloaded Rift to play and see if it is good, it looks VERY similar to WoW, even down to the fonts in the HUD.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 09, 2014, 08:07:07 PM
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I just fail to see why streamers these days almost always choose to lvl her W 1st, than her Q. Something's changed for her in the latest patches? Or is it a new meta? Cause when i did that about a year ago, I was constantly harassed by my teammates, and probably rightly so.

Oh, and Teemo needs to die more. :P
I don't know. Q is a much better one to level up first because it makes them vulnerable to other abilities. Plus you don't have to physically go to the person.

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 10, 2014, 07:15:29 PM
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I've actually enjoyed MoP, I think it's a step back in the right direction. The Pandaren receive alot of flack, but I liked them back in WC3 and the expansion of their story is pretty cool.

MoP is good, but not enough content, plus all of the raiders are gone and everyone is a bitch. I'm enjoying my hunter but no one is there to play, and my guild is silent.


And Frosty, I love homm....T-T




also  a good mod here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WdpO_q2dhU
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shol'va on July 10, 2014, 09:33:07 PM
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People tend to look down on WoW lately.
The general consensus is that vanilla and TBC were amazing. A view that I share. I haven't played since TBC.
Since I stopped playing when WoTLK came out, doesn't sound that I missed much.
But what really bothered me was Cataclysm. When I once had the choice and the option to hang out in the areas I loved, they ruined places that were dear to my heart.
I still get the itch once in a while, and I am quite nostalgic about WoW. What keeps me back is the lack of incentive to renew as well as being busy all the time.
I actually have collector's edition both vanilla and TBC. People message me all the time about my mini Diablo :)
My chars are on Argent Dawn, I love RP.
Ah, the memories of waiting in line to get on the server on launch day. Argent Dawn was like the 3rd server down in the original list, and people willy nilly chose it because they were just trying to get into the game. Which ruined it because the server is and was essentially PvE.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 10, 2014, 09:35:29 PM
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Since I stopped playing when WoTLK came out, doesn't sound that I missed much.
But what really bothered me was Cataclysm. When I once had the choice and the option to hang out in the areas I loved, they ruined places that were dear to my heart.
I still get the itch once in a while, and I am quite nostalgic about WoW. What keeps me back is the lack of incentive to renew as well as being busy all the time.
I actually have collector's edition both vanilla and TBC. People message me all the time about my mini Diablo :)

Cata ruined my favorite zones in the game, and now leveling is trivial. I went from 1-77 in less than a week

I remember when it took weeks to get from 50-60, and I remember being stuck at 68 for a long time

Now..You can pay 25 and get right to 90,

Wow's heyday has passed
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shol'va on July 10, 2014, 09:38:10 PM
To be honest I'm okay with paying for character level. But I do understand why people are upset, because when you see a high level you can no longer know if it was on merit and hard work, or just two clicks and a credit card.

Damn, now I REALLY miss the good days of WoW.
My favorite ambient music is for Stranglethorn Vale and Elwynn Forest. I've been a lone wolf when I did renew a couple times and my guild no longer existed. It may sound strange or depressing but I enjoyed doing absolutely nothing but just travel from area to area and sit back and enjoy whatever roleplay I spotted.

I work late hours which means I am alone at home on morning, so as long as I cram the usual choires around the house, my wife couldn't care less if I start playing games again :)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 10, 2014, 09:39:50 PM
I used to do that actually, I hung out in icecrown and Storm Peaks. I used to sit on a mountainside for hours just listening to music.

heh, I also remember being asked to make a billion runecloth bandages for my guild because they were some of the ones who were striving so hard to open up AQ
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shol'va on July 10, 2014, 09:44:31 PM
Something's changed in the last 3 years or so with me personally. About a year before our first was born, I just started losing interest altogether. My desktop PC is now collecting dust. I have a ton of games that just sit there installed and I continue to keep them up to date in the off chance one day I might get the overwhelming urge to play.
When I do play, I usually opt for a quick session of Team Fortress 2 on Steam. I've been putting in some game time on the iPad too but nothing worth writing about. There's a game called Order and Chaos which is a mmo that looks a lot like wow. Sometimes I contemplate getting an HDMI adapter so I can sit back on the couch and do video out to my 60 inch TV :)

What seems like a waste is that the desktop PC I've built can run the latest game at pretty much maxed settings, so I didn't really get a good return on my investment. Such is life.

Sounds like you and I would have had fun together in that game.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 10, 2014, 09:50:10 PM
Probably would at that
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shol'va on July 10, 2014, 09:55:14 PM
Oh, now I remembered, I actually got my wife into WoW. We played together back in vanilla days, until she hit level 40. Man that was exciting to get her mount. She is not a gamer, other than having had a Nintendo when she was little, that was about it. When she first picked up WoW she struggled with the controls to the extent that she'd run into walls. In about a few days she had a pretty decent human mage and in no time we were doing instances together and the guild. That was super fun, to share something like that.

Another game that I caught her shoulder surfing me was Mass Effect. I started telling her about the plot and she started getting into it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 10, 2014, 10:03:13 PM
Well, you know how much I love Mass Effect. My mom did the same thing when I played it, she would pretend not to notice but after a while she would ask questions about the plot, and would stop and watch for the story
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on July 10, 2014, 10:25:48 PM
Since we're reminiscing about WoW, I really liked the Barrens (but not the general chat) and the Un'Goro Crater.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 10, 2014, 10:29:53 PM
(http://static2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060901115344/wowwiki/images/1/1d/Eastern_Plaguelands_Map.jpg)

Favorite zone, ruined by Cata.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 13, 2014, 08:08:01 PM
for people that use steam, I just found this game on there that is pretty good. It's like CS, but it's a tiny bit different. (plus it's free to play)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/244630/
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 13, 2014, 08:21:45 PM
btw. does anyone know when the big update for LoL is?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: wolf39us on July 13, 2014, 08:30:37 PM
hey PE what's your steam ID?  I can't remember if I added you.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: _Xenu_ on July 13, 2014, 08:43:37 PM
Has anyone else played The Wolf Among Us? Its also on Steam, and from the same company that made the Walking Dead game.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: _Xenu_ on July 13, 2014, 08:44:23 PM
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btw. does anyone know when the big update for LoL is?

Not sure but I noticed it too.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 13, 2014, 08:57:14 PM
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hey PE what's your steam ID?  I can't remember if I added you.
It's the same username as in the forum. If you search pickelledeggs, my mad scientist avatar should pop up

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 13, 2014, 09:14:54 PM
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Not sure but I noticed it too.
Do you play?

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: StupidWiz on July 14, 2014, 06:36:52 PM
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btw. does anyone know when the big update for LoL is?

I don't really follow LoL anymore, but I've heard the revamp of SR will be live at the end of 2014/beginning of 2015. Don't quote me on that though, anyway, looking forward to getting back to play in SR's new look. :D
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 14, 2014, 07:09:41 PM
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I don't really follow LoL anymore, but I've heard the revamp of SR will be live at the end of 2014/beginning of 2015. Don't quote me on that though, anyway, looking forward to getting back to play in SR's new look. :D
Yeah I saw that you posted the video for the update a few weeks ago on facebook. I've seen it all few more times too since then and I'm getting excited now that I completely ditched Dota for LoL

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: _Xenu_ on July 14, 2014, 07:16:14 PM
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Do you play?

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We may be thinking about something else.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 14, 2014, 07:56:40 PM
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We may be thinking about something else.
wat.

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on July 14, 2014, 08:40:04 PM
I've been playing A Dark Room (http://www.adarkroom.doublespeakgames.com) a bit lately. I tend to like clever little low tech games like this. It makes the engagement a bit naked if it hold your attention without flashy HD graphics. Any piece of shit game with nothing of interest to offer can distract you with pretty pictures. It takes good design to hold your interest with just text and button pressing.

I like it on a personal note because in high school I had written a text adventure for my computer class called Dark Room which was inspired from a video game joke book written in the early 80's which listed a (fictional) game called Dark Room as one of the worst games ever made. (It involved a completely blank screen save for your character and a button for scratching your head in confusion) So, someone else took this same concept and made money off it. Fuckers.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Nam on July 14, 2014, 08:45:26 PM
That page you're linking, says it's not available. This link works: http://adarkroom.wikia.com/wiki/A_Dark_Room_Wiki

-Nam
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Jutter on July 16, 2014, 12:05:07 PM
Cloud-gaming; wave of the future? Has anyone here checked this out/ form an opinion on it/ contemplated it?
http://www.onlive.com/

I like the idea behind it. As long as the network connection is fast, and your pc/mac has a usb port to plug a controller into, at a cheap monthly fee (ten bucks), you're good to go. The obvious pitfall is lag, and right now it still matters how close you are to 'the source'. That and the library could use some newer titles; the old ones are great though.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 19, 2014, 07:23:55 PM
Watching the Dota2 international right now. Some great matches so far!

http://www.twitch.tv/dota2ti
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 24, 2014, 11:39:46 PM
I DESTROYED PEOPLE IN THIS GAME

(http://i.imgur.com/Sh6uAf8.jpg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on July 29, 2014, 04:16:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/g7rUpwb.jpg)

COMPETE DESTRUCTION
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on July 30, 2014, 10:43:39 AM
Just started watching a playthrough of "The Wolf Among Us"... it... is really bad ass, actually. I am loving the dark twist, kinda film noire, twist on the fairy tales.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on July 30, 2014, 01:06:07 PM
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Just started watching a playthrough of "The Wolf Among Us"... it... is really bad ass, actually. I am loving the dark twist, kinda film noire, twist on the fairy tales.
my friend had been playing that non-stop. I hear it's really good.

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Post by: GrinningYMIR on July 30, 2014, 01:44:36 PM
It is a terrific game, I loved it
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Naru on July 31, 2014, 11:24:09 PM
Never played DOTA2 yet. Perhaps I will give it a shot.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 01, 2014, 12:15:05 AM
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Never played DOTA2 yet. Perhaps I will give it a shot.

LMK if you want to play.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 02, 2014, 07:08:26 PM
Firefall is out of beta now.
Gonna try it out

http://www.firefallthegame.com/
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: RichTC on August 03, 2014, 08:36:19 AM
Hey - I'm a long time gamer ... Warcraft and Rift for now.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on August 03, 2014, 09:44:46 AM
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Firefall is out of beta now.
Gonna try it out

http://www.firefallthegame.com/

I don't understand this beta thing.

Why do people want to play an early, broken version of the game?

Why would publishers and developers even want to see a broken version of the game?

It just seems like a bad idea all around.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmLz00L6CmY[/youtube]
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Post by: StupidWiz on August 03, 2014, 09:59:17 AM
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I don't understand this beta thing.

Why do people want to play an early, broken version of the game?

Why would publishers and developers even want to see a broken version of the game?

It just seems like a bad idea all around.
Yeah, I share the sentiment. I'd rather wait at least 1 year if I want to get into that new online game. There must be some long lasting exclusive compensation for me to play in Beta or earlier version. I guess it depends on each gamer, if they like the game's concept and gameplay so much, they'll beta test it for free. It's all about passion, I suppose.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on August 03, 2014, 10:35:23 AM
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I don't understand this beta thing.

Why do people want to play an early, broken version of the game?

Why would publishers and developers even want to see a broken version of the game?

It just seems like a bad idea all around.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmLz00L6CmY[/youtube]

The game is no longer in beta. It is complete now.

Developers and publishers do it to make sure that: 1 they can work on issues that show up when people are on the servers and 2 so they get feedback of what players want in the final release of the game.

Players participate mostly because they have a say in the direction of the game, if they want to say something to the devs. and also they get to see how the game progresses.
People in general like to see works in progress.

Plus. Addressing some of the things in that video... Firefall open beta and a huge amount of open beta games are free to participate in. Even if the final game needs to be paid for. Like how Firefall was free to participate in beta and is still free to play.  and on the other hand even though Elder Scrolls Online is a pay to play game, but it was free for the beta stages.

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on August 03, 2014, 10:57:44 AM
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I don't understand this beta thing.

Why do people want to play an early, broken version of the game?
(http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/329/0/0/kirito_sword_art_online_render_by_carolester-d5m5idw.png)
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Post by: the_antithesis on August 03, 2014, 11:58:38 AM
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Plus. Addressing some of the things in that video... Firefall open beta and a huge amount of open beta games are free to participate in. Even if the final game needs to be paid for. Like how Firefall was free to participate in beta and is still free to play.  and on the other hand even though Elder Scrolls Online is a pay to play game, but it was free for the beta stages.

I don't know what Firefall is. And I don't care. I'm just going to assume is a color matching puzzle game like Candy Crush but with dicks instead of candy.

But that really doesn't address the problem brought up in the video, I think. Those same people made a video about why demos aren't released all that much anymore (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QM6LoaqEnY) which cited a similar issue that these open betas, especially the free open betas, also have. In fact, I'd say open betas are just demos but in a new brown paper bag.

The issue is, with so much product coming out, playing a beta can scratch that itch for people who really want to play the game, so that does not translate into a sale. Why should they buy the full game. They already played as much of the game as they wanted and have now moved on to something else.

Worse, as also noted in the video, their opinion of the game may be colored by all the bugs that betas usually have. So when a friend expresses interest in buying the game, they'll tell them how buggy the beta was and discourage them.

i just don't see the upside for the developer.

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Players participate mostly because they have a say in the direction of the game, if they want to say something to the devs. and also they get to see how the game progresses.
People in general like to see works in progress.

Yes, I know people are entitled twat donkeys who simply must have the newest, hottest, freshest thing before everyone else even if it's currently a broken piece of monkey spunk and won't be hot, new or fresh when it is finally released.

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Developers and publishers do it to make sure that: 1 they can work on issues that show up when people are on the servers and 2 so they get feedback of what players want in the final release of the game.

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Development has come a long way since my day when Mattel Electronics might assign two, three people tops, on a given title. But playtesting is part of the process of making a game. If you can't afford to do that in-house, you probably shouldn't be making games, then.

Also, I wouldn't take any feedback from the general public. The general public is full of idiots who should learn how to shut up.

Imagine if they had put that Guardians of the Galaxy movie out in theaters six months ago, but without any of the special effect added because they weren't done yet. Rocket Raccoon and Groot was a ping pong ball on a stick so the actors could have a marker to look at for eye line. What good would this be? Everyone who went to see it, even if it was a reduced ticket price or even free, would have been given a suboptimal experience because the fucking movie wasn't finished yet. Many either wouldn't bother to go see the finished film "because I already saw it" or even if they do go to see it, will have a reduced experienced of the final product because they saw it before it was done.

I just don't get it, honestly.

I also don't get why Microsoift and Sony are touting beta access for their console. "Come play our broken games." It sells, I guess.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 03, 2014, 12:54:03 PM
Ok? Not sure what you want me to do about it...

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: _Xenu_ on August 03, 2014, 03:08:19 PM
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Yeah, I share the sentiment. I'd rather wait at least 1 year if I want to get into that new online game. There must be some long lasting exclusive compensation for me to play in Beta or earlier version. I guess it depends on each gamer, if they like the game's concept and gameplay so much, they'll beta test it for free. It's all about passion, I suppose.
I've done with that one game, The Forest, which is still in alpha. The idea for me at least, is buy it now for 15 bucks, when the completed version will probably cost more after I'm grandfathered in.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 04, 2014, 04:51:48 PM
Dawn of war, 4 bucks?

Hard to resist
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Post by: Hydra009 on August 04, 2014, 05:15:44 PM
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Dawn of war, 4 bucks?

Hard to resist
You're talking about the DoW1 GoTY on Steam?  Def worth it imho.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 04, 2014, 05:29:38 PM
Yeah, I'm thinking of buying it, but I don't know if I'm in the mood to play
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 04, 2014, 08:28:15 PM
I can't believe that even now, with thousands of games at my disposal, I can't think of a damn thing that I want to play
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Post by: PickelledEggs on August 04, 2014, 08:30:43 PM
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I can't believe that even now, with thousands of games at my disposal, I can't think of a damn thing that I want to play

DOTAAAAAAAAAAAA

lol
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Post by: Hydra009 on August 04, 2014, 08:55:02 PM
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Yeah, I'm thinking of buying it, but I don't know if I'm in the mood to play
No matter the mood, there is only war.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on August 08, 2014, 11:51:48 PM
Valve released an alpha to make custom stuff (and game modes) for DOTA2 Awwweee yeeeeaaaa

http://steamcommunity.com/workshop/discussions/-1/35220315609182517/?appid=570
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on August 09, 2014, 03:06:55 AM
Just got FEZ for free on my PS4, so I have that going for me which is nice.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on August 09, 2014, 11:00:27 AM
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Just got FEZ for free on my PS4, so I have that going for me which is nice.
FEZ for free? You lucked out. That is an excellent game.

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on August 09, 2014, 03:28:53 PM
Has anyone play South Park Stick of Truth?

I'm wondering if it's worth 40 bucks. I could wait for it to drop in price.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mr.Obvious on August 10, 2014, 04:40:31 AM
It certainly looks like fun; but I'm waiting till I get my hands on a cheap second-hand copy.
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Post by: Shiranu on August 10, 2014, 02:31:36 PM
I have watched a playthrough of it and it looks both fun and funny,  but that seems like too much for it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on August 10, 2014, 10:03:58 PM
Thanks. I'll hold off until it goes on sale.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on August 11, 2014, 02:19:40 PM
So, I decided to get a USB controller for my laptop for playing games and shit. I checked out the prices and they are fucking ridiculous. I had heard that Xbox controllers will work for Windows right out of the box (once it downloads the drivers) but those are fucking ridiculous, too. Even the third party controllers, many of which look stupid. I had also heard that PS3 controllers will work, but it'll take a bit of effort to get them to work. There are some decently priced third party PS3 controllers, so I decided to go that route. So I downloaded the myriad utilities that I'll need to use to get this fucking thing to fucking work and bought a Snakebyte PS3 controller from Walmart.

(http://listia.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/a71e98b94d3055a1727e/medium.png)

I got on wi-fi and settled in for a lengthy session of frustration, plugged it in and a window popped up saying "downloading drivers." "What?" I said. "Drivers successfully installed," it replied. So it automatically installed drivers for a PS3 controller. Son of a bitch. Well, at least it worked and I didn't have to fight with it.

So, how well does it work?

The Snakebyte is functional enough, I suppose, but I don't really like it. It doesn't feel very nice in my hands. The plastic feels a bit on the cheap side. I really dislike the gravis pad, the cross shaped movement control. The "like four buttons" design is uncomfortable and can dig a bit after a while. Also the analog sticks feel loose and don't feel very nice. FUnctional, but not ideal.

So I picked up a Nyco Core Controller from Target for around the same price.

(http://www.toysrus.com/graphics/tru_prod_images/Nyko-Core-Controller-for-Sony--pTRU1-17459004dt.jpg)

Fuck you. I like red.

This one is much better. The plastic is still a little creaky, but that may be just what plastic is like these days. The controller is a better shape to fit my girly, pickpocket's hands. The gravis pad is a more comfortable solid cross that has a curved indent in the center. And the analog sticks have a bit of resistance to them, making them feel a a bit sturdier with better control. I think they're a little shorter as well, so i don't have to move them as far as on the Snakebyte.

So I'm happier with the Nyko Core Controller. I still have both, I guess. If I get a girlfriend, I'll make her use the Snakebyte because I am a dick like that.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on August 11, 2014, 03:45:17 PM
There is this early access game Unturned out on Steam it's a free to play minecraft style zombie survival game. I'm about to try it http://store.steampowered.com/app/304930/?snr=1_200_200_Free+to+Play_tab-NewReleasesFilteredDLC_1
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Post by: kilodelta on August 11, 2014, 05:03:03 PM
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Fuck you. I like red.

(https://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m92kkjU9lO1r5g3gto1_500.gif)
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Post by: _Xenu_ on August 11, 2014, 06:17:28 PM
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Has anyone play South Park Stick of Truth?

I'm wondering if it's worth 40 bucks. I could wait for it to drop in price.
I've played it through, but found the controls unintuitive and frustrating more than a few times. Having said that, the games designers are clearly long time fans of the show and include more than a few amusing appearances.
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Post by: Shiranu on August 11, 2014, 06:45:10 PM
Started playing the free game SCP-Containment Breach. Have I mentioned horror games scare the shit out me? Yeah... no bueno...
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Post by: _Xenu_ on August 11, 2014, 07:05:01 PM
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Started playing the free game SCP-Containment Breach. Have I mentioned horror games scare the shit out me? Yeah... no bueno...
Then definitely don't go anywhere near this game. Just don't. There's no way to fight enemies here, you can only run. Did I mention you usually can't see, and they'll pull you out from under beds and open lockers you hide in?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/238320/



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Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 11, 2014, 07:13:28 PM
Yes, -play outlast Shiranu, and maybe Vanish

But defininately Outlast

maybe Amnesia too
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Post by: Shiranu on August 11, 2014, 07:52:56 PM
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Then definitely don't go anywhere near this game. Just don't. There's no way to fight enemies here, you can only run. Did I mention you usually can't see, and they'll pull you out from under beds and open lockers you hide in?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/238320/



Got outlast for free on my PS4... yeah, I am still stuck on the first bit because god that game freaks me out.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on August 11, 2014, 08:10:18 PM
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Got outlast for free on my PS4... yeah, I am still stuck on the first bit because god that game freaks me out.
Lol how are you getting all these free games?

Sent from your mom

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Post by: Shiranu on August 11, 2014, 09:05:52 PM
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Lol how are you getting all these free games?

Sent from your mom



Playstation plus, get 2 free games every month... really, I have gotten more free games than the account itself even cost me... it's a pretty nice deal.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 12, 2014, 03:21:17 PM
Five nights at freedy's Shir

try it
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Post by: Solitary on August 13, 2014, 04:27:18 PM
http://youtu.be/TDXPE6LCQtE
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Post by: Desdinova on August 13, 2014, 04:58:31 PM
Right now I'm addicted to FIFA 14.  And suddenly a "real" football fan.  But, that will probably end when Madden comes out.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on August 14, 2014, 01:00:03 AM
finally upgraded my starcraft to 'Heart of the Swarm'


I'm ready 2 b pwnd
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 14, 2014, 01:12:00 AM
Still haven't upgraded mine, actually haven't played in over a year


Ever do AOE?
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Post by: PickelledEggs on August 14, 2014, 01:17:37 AM
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Ever do AOE?
nope
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 14, 2014, 01:23:58 AM
That's a fun one, thanks steam for bringing
It back!

Haven't multiplayer a in a while, I need to get on and do
That

Soon as I get some extra money that is

>.>
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Post by: Mr.Obvious on August 14, 2014, 04:12:15 AM
Anyone else here played 'vanquish'? I've finally bought a second-hand copy after years of it looking pretty cool to me. Half hour in, I already regret my purchase.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 15, 2014, 12:29:34 PM
Anyone ever play Galactic Civlizxations? I've heard it was good, and the trailer for number 3 looks excellent, just want to know if tis worth it
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Post by: kilodelta on August 15, 2014, 03:56:21 PM
I used to love Galactic Civilizations II. I tried playing again a few months ago, but it didn't seem as fun to me. It might be due to my Sword of the Stars and Endless Space gaming.

But, Galactic Civilizations ship designing is the best. It's kind of like Spore creature creator.

I'm definitely interested in number 3. 
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Post by: Hydra009 on August 16, 2014, 12:19:33 AM
I've been getting back into Supreme Commander lately.

My description for someone who is unfamiliar with the game:  Hundreds of sci-fi war machines duke it out on a map the size of California.  Then someone launches nukes. (http://i.imgur.com/Uj3VnMd.gif)

It's an incredibly complicated RTS, so learning the ropes is not easy.  Nor is unlearning strategies that commonly work in other strategy games but don't work here.  But the sheer scale of it all and the deep gameplay (read:  a variety of options, many paths to success) more than makes up for it.  Supreme Commander 2 is also good, but it's very simplified in comparison.

UEF 4lyfe.
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Post by: Shiranu on August 16, 2014, 12:50:04 AM
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I've been getting back into Supreme Commander lately.

My description for someone who is unfamiliar with the game:  Hundreds of sci-fi war machines duke it out on a map the size of California.  Then someone launches nukes. (http://i.imgur.com/Uj3VnMd.gif)

It's an incredibly complicated RTS, so learning the ropes is not easy.  Nor is unlearning strategies that commonly work in other strategy games but don't work here.  But the sheer scale of it all and the deep gameplay (read:  a variety of options, many paths to success) more than makes up for it.  Supreme Commander 2 is also good, but it's very simplified in comparison.

UEF 4lyfe.

I remember that game, it was very good... except my computer ran it like crap :(. More of an Aeon and then Cybron or w/e person.

Edit; Actually, didn't the robotic ones have the Russian accented announcer? I think that was my favourite team if thinking of right game.
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Post by: Hydra009 on August 16, 2014, 01:00:48 AM
My roommate absolutely loves Cybran.  Oh yes.
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Post by: Minimalist on August 16, 2014, 01:32:43 AM
I'm waiting for Europa Barbarorum II (mod) to be released for Medieval Total War II  Kingdoms.  Killing time with Darthmod for Empire TW for the rest of the month.
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Post by: Hydra009 on August 16, 2014, 03:27:16 AM
I've heard great things about both mods.  Empire really needed the overhaul.  But I loved Medieval 2 and it was the little touches that made the game great (like captured soldiers reacting when you mouse over the ransom or execute buttons).  I was particularly fond of Venice and France.  But squalor issues were really frustrating, since it inexorably leads to rebellions in even well-garrisoned cities.  On my first couple playthroughs, I naively upgraded farming/health as quickly as I could and kept taxes low, not thinking about the population would run amok in a couple generations.  Would've preferred populations to plateau out instead.
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Post by: Hijiri Byakuren on August 16, 2014, 08:44:34 AM
I liked the Cybrans just because I could bring the boats onto land.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 16, 2014, 09:06:25 AM
bought civ v the other day, 50 bucks but I got all of the xpac stuff, might take a while to get used to the new game

Also plan on buying Galactic civ and the DA package during the next fire sale
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Post by: MagetheEntertainer on August 16, 2014, 11:09:32 PM
I just started doing some PC gaming a week ago after getting rid of my almost 9 year old laptop in exchange for a shiny new custom desktop PC that I built.  I've been making gaming videos and posting them on my You Tube channel, mostly of Shovel knight, happy wheels, and cat mario.  I'll start making vids of the major games once I buy a stand alone video card!
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Post by: PickelledEggs on August 24, 2014, 11:35:54 PM
GUYS

for any of you PC gamers that don't have Titanfall and want it... It is on sale via Origin for $19.99 right now (for only 11 more hours) https://www.origin.com/
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Post by: Savior2006 on August 27, 2014, 11:35:31 PM
Beat X-Com, UFO Defense weeks ago. Working on the sequel now. Beat the remake Enemy Unknown, before UFO Defense. Honestly love the series.
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Post by: Hydra009 on August 28, 2014, 12:42:48 AM
I hear Xenonauts is pretty good and faithful to the original.  I really appreciate how they handle UFO interception, which is more like the original - dogpile UFOs with multiple interceptors, shoot them down over water, skip the ground battles for a smaller but safer resource boost (that last one wasn't in the original, but it should have been).  The remake only let you send out one interceptor and only after the UFO is detected and send out the Skyranger only after a UFO has been shot down or landed.  The original let you send 'em out whenever you wanted, which let you anticipate UFOs and blast 'em before they can carry out their mission.  Also, you could score big by refusing to send interceptors altogether, tailing an alien supply ship with a Skyranger until it lands and harvesting its precious goodies (mostly) intact.

Though in Xenonauts, the ground combat looks really fugly.  Me no gusta.
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Post by: Jmpty on August 28, 2014, 12:09:34 PM
Destiny. 9/9/14
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Post by: PickelledEggs on August 28, 2014, 12:51:51 PM
OK so I've been playing Titanfall for at least a few days now....

My review is ∞/10 recommendation
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Post by: Savior2006 on August 28, 2014, 05:38:59 PM
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I hear Xenonauts is pretty good and faithful to the original.  I really appreciate how they handle UFO interception, which is more like the original - dogpile UFOs with multiple interceptors, shoot them down over water, skip the ground battles for a smaller but safer resource boost (that last one wasn't in the original, but it should have been).  The remake only let you send out one interceptor and only after the UFO is detected and send out the Skyranger only after a UFO has been shot down or landed.  The original let you send 'em out whenever you wanted, which let you anticipate UFOs and blast 'em before they can carry out their mission.  Also, you could score big by refusing to send interceptors altogether, tailing an alien supply ship with a Skyranger until it lands and harvesting its precious goodies (mostly) intact.

Though in Xenonauts, the ground combat looks really fugly.  Me no gusta.

Well it's a fan made game, so I won't break their balls over that.

But yeah Enemy Unknown had a lot of simplification. Most of it wasn't bad. What I didn't like was the fact that I couldn't sell alien weapons (except as a time mission contract to a nation).

I'll look into Xenonauts soon. It seems that the best thing about it story-wise is the prick scientist, who rivals only Takukimi from LP archive in terms of being a total prick.
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Post by: Hydra009 on August 28, 2014, 06:52:43 PM
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But yeah Enemy Unknown had a lot of simplification. Most of it wasn't bad. What I didn't like was the fact that I couldn't sell alien weapons (except as a time mission contract to a nation).
And most of those mission rewards were terrible.  Trading alien technology that you're already shorthanded on for a few measly bucks was almost always a poor trade.

I just hated how they made it into really linear game.  There's a very specific progression that you follow and every replay is going to be almost the exact same, even down to the dialog.  "We're touching down near the German border."  "Why did the aliens do something like this?"  "Hey, remember to turn off those power nodes."  "And try to get a live capture!"  Ugh. And while I did appreciate the cinematic feel, it seemed like it took control away from the player way too much.  I could practically watch a tv show in between involuntary camera panning and subsequent cinematic chatter.  It certainly had some great moments, but damn, it could be annoying, too.

UFO defense just had some crazy moments that the new one didn't even touch - stunning your first Chrysalid (and carrying it in your backpack) was a special sort of insanity, mind-control blaster murder-suicides, downing UFOs into water intentionally, using the ol' trusty stun rod on civilians, going full auto on a house to destroy its wall and reveal hiding aliens, etc.  I particularly liked how the Hidden Movement screen was just this threatening graphic which would occasionally show you brief glimpses of the enemy's actions - like them shooting at one of your soldiers, but it was intentionally shown too quickly to really understand what's going on.  It's unsettling.
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Post by: Munch on August 30, 2014, 05:30:15 AM
I recently downloaded on sale from steam Deponia, really fun point and click game set in a post apocalyptic junk work, nicely animated and fun puzzle solving, voice acted all through.
If you like point and click games definitely give this a look.
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Post by: _Xenu_ on August 30, 2014, 10:01:50 AM
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I recently downloaded on sale from steam Deponia, really fun point and click game set in a post apocalyptic junk work, nicely animated and fun puzzle solving, voice acted all through.
If you like point and click games definitely give this a look.
Purchased.

And on a related note, does anyone here play the Walking Dead or The Wolf Among us from Telltale games?
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Post by: Hydra009 on August 30, 2014, 11:03:11 AM
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And on a related note, does anyone here play the Walking Dead or The Wolf Among us from Telltale games?
I played the first Walking Dead.  It was alright.  Got stuck a couple times, but eventually figured it out.  I also managed to piss just about everyone off by being my normal candid and matter-of-fact self rather than telling people what they want to hear - art imitates life, heh.  The moments when the zombies are right on top of you were pretty damn scary.  It's worth a couple bucks when it goes on sale, but I wouldn't buy it at fully price.
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Post by: Munch on August 30, 2014, 11:39:23 AM
If Wolf among us drops in price I may well download it, have wanted to buy that for ages but never the money.
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Post by: _Xenu_ on August 30, 2014, 02:58:32 PM
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If Wolf among us drops in price I may well download it, have wanted to buy that for ages but never the money.
That's understandable, but it may be awhile before it goes on sale. Even older Telltale games seem to be rather fully priced, but if you wait until season two comes out, they'll probably drop the cost of the first season for a little while.
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Post by: _Xenu_ on August 30, 2014, 03:01:06 PM
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I played the first Walking Dead.  It was alright.  Got stuck a couple times, but eventually figured it out.  I also managed to piss just about everyone off by being my normal candid and matter-of-fact self rather than telling people what they want to hear - art imitates life, heh.  The moments when the zombies are right on top of you were pretty damn scary.  It's worth a couple bucks when it goes on sale, but I wouldn't buy it at fully price.
I don't know how you played through that without getting very emotionally involved with the characters.
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Post by: Hydra009 on August 30, 2014, 03:34:51 PM
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I don't know how you played through that without getting very emotionally involved with the characters.
*shrugs*  I liked Clementine.  But Hershel and most of the others were jerkwads.  Also, I may have gone a little carried away and went overkill on one of the zombies.  Ooopsie.  Heh.

"____ will remember that" really freaks me out because I expect some sort of repercussion but I haven't really noticed it changing anything.  I also may have helped someone off herself.  I clicked it accidentally, I swear.

I don't get too teary-eyed about the characters because I know most of the characters are simply going to die regardless.  Other than that, I played it pretty much like I would normally react to stuff.

My zombie dream team is Shane, Daryl, Merle, Maggie, and Michonne.  No heroics.  Exterminate all reds with prejudice.  Rebuild brick by brick.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 30, 2014, 09:58:29 PM
I enjoyed the walkingdeaf and the wolf among us, good stories on both

Been playing a lot of Civ V recently, fun game for the most part
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on August 30, 2014, 10:09:43 PM
Also this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4SXtMmcdUo
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Post by: PureEvil on September 02, 2014, 12:54:14 AM
I am a gamer for life, I run a Minecraft server for PC right now. I play Farming Simulator and I love my xbox - Gears of war, skyrim, fable, and almost anything else lol
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 02, 2014, 03:02:15 AM
World of Tanks:

By myself:
Round 1:  blindly stumble down a sidestreet, get rekt by two t-18s and a pz2.  First casualty of the match.  Draw.
Round 2:  kill 4 enemies without support, accumulate lots of damage and eventually they kill me from attrition.  Defeat.
Round 3:  no kills, cap enemy base to 80% with friendlies backing me up.  Half the enemy team charges us from multiple flanks.  Annihilated.  Defeat.
Round 4:  get behind massive rock, completely hidden from enemy.  Inexplicably explode.  Victory.
Round 5:  guard western front.  All quiet.  Two friendly-fire deaths.  Victory.

With roommate teammate:
Round 1:  kill 2 and he kills two.  Victory.
Round 2:  kill 4 and he dies.  Victory.
Round 3:  brew up a leichttraktor and ammo rack a t57.  Victory.
Round 4:  snipe a Chi-Ha and supporting uc 2-pdr and cap.  Roommate covers me from afar.  Victory.
Round 5:  go to bathroom.  Victory.

MRW:
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 04, 2014, 11:18:00 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFkFo5SBx-g

Still an awesome trailer
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 04, 2014, 12:38:21 PM
I just feel bad for that Pred and blessed dreadnought.  Machine God have mercy.  Also, blindly charging ork positions is suicidal, even for Space Marines.  The greatest advantage (and disadvantage) of the orks is they're spoiling for a fight.  Goad them into a killing field instead of charging them.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 04, 2014, 01:14:01 PM
I always had a problem with that too, they went from their cover to a blind charge against a fortified position against an enemy that would absolutely love that, bad tactics. Especially with reinforcements coming in. They lost a Predator and a Holy Venerable Dreadnought, though their sacrifice was glorious, it was wasted. The Machine God will not be please
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 04, 2014, 01:39:59 PM
One of the most beautiful things I've seen in Dawn of War is a battery of Imperial Guard basilisks and mobs of guardsmen equipped with plasma pistols chewing through a massive ork army.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 04, 2014, 01:56:43 PM
*manly tears* That sounds...beautiful
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Post by: Solitary on September 04, 2014, 04:48:05 PM
I still play Mass Effect Trilogy because every time I play it with different characters, it is different, and everything changes. With my upgraded graphics card the graphics are stupendous, even on number one. Solitary
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 04, 2014, 04:49:45 PM
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I still play Mass Effect Trilogy because every time I play it with different characters, it is different, and everything changes. With my upgraded graphics card the graphics are stupendous, even on number one. Solitary

Makin me Jealous man, I still have mine on the Xbox, though there are rumors of a 720p/1080p remake on the PS4 and XBONE
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Post by: Solitary on September 04, 2014, 08:51:40 PM
I can't wait until their new game comes out late next year. You will be able to play other characters that are new, but no Shepard, I believe. It's suppose to blow away Mass Effect. Solitary

Those attending this year's Comic-Con were lucky enough to attend a special Mass Effect panel entitled: "Charting a Course: Developing the next Mass Effect".

During this half hour panel, BioWare panelists Carl Boulay (lead animator), Fabrice Condominas (producer), Mike Gamble (producer), and Noel Lukasewich (senior artist) shared their experiences of developing the next Mass Effect and revealed a few key details about the upcoming game.

"At this point we want to pull back the curtain a little bit on some work in progress stuff as we go through, to give you some more insight into it. But it is work in progress stuff. We're years away from being able to say that this is the exact game that we're making. Take this with a grain of salt. What you see here may not be the same as in the final game, but we want to show it anyway," said Gamble.

They started off by showing off the hero of the next Mass Effect. Confirming the main character will be human, the team teased that they would have something to do with N7 - something very key to the previous Mass Effect titles and Shepard himself/herself.

The team did reiterate that the game's storyline will not focus on anything to do with Shepard and will feature a brand new storyline. The timeline will be set during Shepard's lifetime though, albeit potentially in a different galaxy.

In that manner then, you could see some of your old favourites like Garrus or Samara making a brief cameo in the new game.
Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/mass-effect-4-news-rumours-release-date#xjd517MmmoffI6Si.99


That ties in with the return of the Mako too. The Mako was a six-wheeled vehicle used in the first Mass Effect game, but it is being revamped and made speedier for the next Mass Effect.

"It's a really agile Mako, it's much different to the one you've seen before. There's no cannon on it, maybe it can hover maybe it can jump - I don't know", teased Gamble.

A very brief gameplay demo of the Mako showed it zooming around a snowy landscape with some speed, doing doughnuts, doing jumps off rocky outcrops and even more exciting things.

"We're playing around with a bunch of different physics for the Mako. The thing that we have to do is make sure it is as responsive as possible," said Gamble. "We've learned a thing or two over the years."

"it's mean to be a fast, point to point vehicle at this point. It's something that you can tear around planets in really quick to get to where you need to go."

"The Mako is going to be fundamental to the game. We're making a game about it.

BioWare also confirmed that the game would feature the some familiar alien races, but also introduce some new ones. Of course, one of the game's fundamental attractions are the interactions and relationships you can have. This will still be present in Mass Effect 4, so don't expect to lose that with the newest game.

“The animation team is now doing stuff we couldn’t even dream about before,” said Gamble during the panel.

The game may also build in some kind of co-operative multiplayer for the storyline, as although competitive multiplayer is important, Gamble said “co-operation is bigger for us”.


Next Mass Effect will definitely feature brand new characters

During the EA Games E3 2014 press conference, a brief, but exciting Bioware docu-trailer was shown. It gave us some brand new details on the next Mass Effect and a little on the new IP in development at BioWare Edmonton.

"We think fans of the series are going to be surprised with just how far we are going," explained BioWare during the trailer.

Although it didn't offer any information on the release date, BioWare did confirm Mass Effect 4 would feature "new places, new characters and new people to fall in love with."

"We want to build a world that is as big and as imaginative as anything we have done so far," explained the developer. "At BioWare we are building worlds and journeys for the next generation."

The game will be set in a new location in space and the idea is to centre the game on exploration - letting you travel to new planets at the touch of a button, without loading screens.
Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/mass-effect-4-news-rumours-release-date#xjd517MmmoffI6Si.99

http://youtu.be/00YqU7CT3XQ

Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/mass-effect-4-news-rumours-release-date#xjd517MmmoffI6Si.99
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 04, 2014, 09:16:53 PM
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I can't wait until their new game comes out late next year. You will be able to play other characters that are new, but no Shepard, I believe. It's suppose to blow away Mass Effect. Solitary

Those attending this year's Comic-Con were lucky enough to attend a special Mass Effect panel entitled: "Charting a Course: Developing the next Mass Effect".

During this half hour panel, BioWare panelists Carl Boulay (lead animator), Fabrice Condominas (producer), Mike Gamble (producer), and Noel Lukasewich (senior artist) shared their experiences of developing the next Mass Effect and revealed a few key details about the upcoming game.

"At this point we want to pull back the curtain a little bit on some work in progress stuff as we go through, to give you some more insight into it. But it is work in progress stuff. We're years away from being able to say that this is the exact game that we're making. Take this with a grain of salt. What you see here may not be the same as in the final game, but we want to show it anyway," said Gamble.

They started off by showing off the hero of the next Mass Effect. Confirming the main character will be human, the team teased that they would have something to do with N7 - something very key to the previous Mass Effect titles and Shepard himself/herself.

The team did reiterate that the game's storyline will not focus on anything to do with Shepard and will feature a brand new storyline. The timeline will be set during Shepard's lifetime though, albeit potentially in a different galaxy.

In that manner then, you could see some of your old favourites like Garrus or Samara making a brief cameo in the new game.
Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/mass-effect-4-news-rumours-release-date#xjd517MmmoffI6Si.99


That ties in with the return of the Mako too. The Mako was a six-wheeled vehicle used in the first Mass Effect game, but it is being revamped and made speedier for the next Mass Effect.

"It's a really agile Mako, it's much different to the one you've seen before. There's no cannon on it, maybe it can hover maybe it can jump - I don't know", teased Gamble.

A very brief gameplay demo of the Mako showed it zooming around a snowy landscape with some speed, doing doughnuts, doing jumps off rocky outcrops and even more exciting things.

"We're playing around with a bunch of different physics for the Mako. The thing that we have to do is make sure it is as responsive as possible," said Gamble. "We've learned a thing or two over the years."

"it's mean to be a fast, point to point vehicle at this point. It's something that you can tear around planets in really quick to get to where you need to go."

"The Mako is going to be fundamental to the game. We're making a game about it.

BioWare also confirmed that the game would feature the some familiar alien races, but also introduce some new ones. Of course, one of the game's fundamental attractions are the interactions and relationships you can have. This will still be present in Mass Effect 4, so don't expect to lose that with the newest game.

“The animation team is now doing stuff we couldn’t even dream about before,” said Gamble during the panel.

The game may also build in some kind of co-operative multiplayer for the storyline, as although competitive multiplayer is important, Gamble said “co-operation is bigger for us”.


Next Mass Effect will definitely feature brand new characters

During the EA Games E3 2014 press conference, a brief, but exciting Bioware docu-trailer was shown. It gave us some brand new details on the next Mass Effect and a little on the new IP in development at BioWare Edmonton.

"We think fans of the series are going to be surprised with just how far we are going," explained BioWare during the trailer.

Although it didn't offer any information on the release date, BioWare did confirm Mass Effect 4 would feature "new places, new characters and new people to fall in love with."

"We want to build a world that is as big and as imaginative as anything we have done so far," explained the developer. "At BioWare we are building worlds and journeys for the next generation."

The game will be set in a new location in space and the idea is to centre the game on exploration - letting you travel to new planets at the touch of a button, without loading screens.
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I'll reserve judgement for when it comes out. The problem is Mass Effect was so good with Shepard that I'm programmed to automatically think of anything without him to be inferior, especially if its post ME3, but pre could work just fine, say between ME1 and ME2.
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Post by: Solitary on September 04, 2014, 09:41:48 PM
I agree. And the ending of 3 was a real disappointment, even after getting an add on explanation. Who wants to loose and die in a game? That is one thing I really like in Mass Effect: is going to different places and exploring. In a lot of ways the first one is the best story, but the animation was good and backgrounds fair, but got better and better as it played on, especially with the add ons. 
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 04, 2014, 09:53:51 PM
When I first played ME3 and beat it, I said nothing, I just put my controller down and walked into my shower, took a shower and cried in the shower. (At the time I was hard core addicted to the game)  Over time I've grown to love ME3 just as much as ME1 and ME2, though as a personal protest, I only get to the last conversation with Liara and the squad before restarting. I have only beaten the damn thing once haha, I know its ineffective but I do it anyway.

I could go on and on about how much I hated that ending, but I did love the games, that's the reason I'm wary of ME4, I have such high expectations that I don't think it will be able to meet. I will definitely buy the HD remakes of the original should they decided to make it however, I'll buy that shit in a heart beat.

Also, my dream is to make the games into a show ala GoT, because I think the story would work better drown out like that, and if they got quality actors and a good budget, I think it would be quite the success
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Post by: Desdinova on September 05, 2014, 10:58:02 AM
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When I first played ME3 and beat it, I said nothing, I just put my controller down and walked into my shower, took a shower and cried in the shower. (At the time I was hard core addicted to the game)  Over time I've grown to love ME3 just as much as ME1 and ME2, though as a personal protest, I only get to the last conversation with Liara and the squad before restarting. I have only beaten the damn thing once haha, I know its ineffective but I do it anyway.

I could go on and on about how much I hated that ending, but I did love the games, that's the reason I'm wary of ME4, I have such high expectations that I don't think it will be able to meet. I will definitely buy the HD remakes of the original should they decided to make it however, I'll buy that shit in a heart beat.

Also, my dream is to make the games into a show ala GoT, because I think the story would work better drown out like that, and if they got quality actors and a good budget, I think it would be quite the success


this is how i feel about fallout 4.  if it ever comes out.
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Post by: Shiranu on September 05, 2014, 06:13:22 PM
I'm going to draw so much hatred... I think fallout is painfully over-rated...

Edit; also, just hit post 19291... that's kinda bad ass looking :P.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 05, 2014, 09:15:57 PM
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I'm going to draw so much hatred... I think fallout is painfully over-rated...

Edit; also, just hit post 19291... that's kinda bad ass looking :P.
I didn't have the patience for Fallout. But then again, I have a hard time with super open world games like that. I liked Skyrim, but that's mostly because I could shoot fire and lightning from my hands.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 05, 2014, 10:17:58 PM
Fallout wasn't quite my cup of tea, but I enjoyed skyrim a great deal
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 06, 2014, 10:54:11 AM
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THxAeGlkfn0[/youtube]

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeH2RtZC9WY[/youtube]

I miss old FMVs.  They had a certain charm to them.
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Post by: Solitary on September 06, 2014, 11:55:06 AM
http://youtu.be/H5N0n9J_1-Y
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on September 06, 2014, 11:58:18 AM
I actually had Recoil, but I didn't like it. I actually played the CnC Red Alert series in reverse order, with the 3rd one first and the 1st one last.

Three days until Destiny comes out. My dad is very excited.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30qj3OmXbKk
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Post by: Solitary on September 06, 2014, 12:04:54 PM
Wow! Best graphics that I have seen. Thanks! Solitary
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 06, 2014, 12:14:34 PM
As far as new games go, I'm really looking forward to Star Citizen, Star Wars Battlefront, and Civilization: Beyond Earth.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on September 06, 2014, 02:29:31 PM
Trying to decide if I will get destiny or nhl....
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 06, 2014, 02:44:58 PM
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Trying to decide if I will get destiny or nhl....
The first one.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNUHy9_em4U[/youtube]
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Post by: Shiranu on September 06, 2014, 10:00:05 PM
Yeah, probably will go with it. I haven't had a good sci-fi game in ages... don't know if it will be good, but at least should get me that sci-fi I need in my life.
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Post by: Mr.Obvious on September 07, 2014, 12:29:19 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10649544_924033007625345_6745799832429202343_n.jpg?oh=0265713e419dfa06af458cdf2caa3563&oe=54917AE3&__gda__=1419271771_356cc69bdbb200b07016b2191935504c)

22 euro's in total

Goddamn, I love fleamarkets.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 07, 2014, 07:04:06 PM
Every time I say "No, no more games, not spending any more money right now" Steam goes and offers a game that's usually 30, for 5. And I just hand them more of my money
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 07, 2014, 07:33:05 PM
Games are the only legit use of computers. :))  I grew up on board games from Avalon Hill--yep, just dated myself. :)  When I found Steel Panthers for the PC I thought I had died and gone to heaven.  Loved it.  Then I found RPG's--D&D come to life. :)  My favs now are Fallout 3, New Vegas and Skyrim.  Rage was interesting, but the end was fairly lame.  A couple of years ago I stumbled upon Steam.  Hated the concept at first;  I don't like MMO's and the such--I like to play on my PC when I want, solo.  Steam seemed to be too controlling--liked the idea of having my own disc, since that way I can reload without a hassle if I need to.  But I have since made peace with the place and have 18 games downloaded--Dark Souls was the last download and after I get done with Skyrim I'll tackle that one.  I have started modding Skyrim with Steam's help--that changes the game totally--one can have a totally different gaming experience when adding mods.  Now I need to learn to mod with Nexus and add them to Fallout 3 and New Vegas.  I have been rather afraid to tackle modding--heard many, many horror stories attached to them.  But the payoff I think would be great.
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Post by: Jmpty on September 07, 2014, 11:34:19 PM
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Trying to decide if I will get destiny or nhl....

I played the Destiny Beta. Pretty cool.
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 07, 2014, 11:44:17 PM
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Every time I say "No, no more games, not spending any more money right now" Steam goes and offers a game that's usually 30, for 5. And I just hand them more of my money
I've been having the opposite problem lately.  There are a couple games I really want but they very rarely go on sale.
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 07, 2014, 11:53:15 PM
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Goddamn, I love fleamarkets.
I love Blades of Steel!  First fighting game I ever played.  Threw more punches than a Kool-aid delivery guy.  Good times.

Do yourself a favor and get Snake Rattle and Roll if you can as well.  It was an incredibly silly but fun game.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN6TDUbS8eA[/youtube]
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Post by: Mr.Obvious on September 08, 2014, 03:28:37 AM
Heh, nice :p I'll keep an eye out for that one.
Me and a friend of mine actually bought this nintendo and games together; each for eleven euro's. He's at least ten times more into retro-gaming, so i'll show him this to keep an eye out for. If we ever find it and do a play of it on our youtube channel, I'll let you know what we thought of it. But it does look silly and fun. And we'll play blades of steel, hopefully soon. We thought it was a sportsgame :o
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 08, 2014, 08:58:48 AM
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Imperial Guard, Attack!
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 08, 2014, 01:26:02 PM
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And we'll play blades of steel, hopefully soon. We thought it was a sportsgame :o
It is a sports game.  It's hockey.  You know, boxing.
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Post by: Desdinova on September 08, 2014, 01:36:19 PM
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Games are the only legit use of computers. :))  I grew up on board games from Avalon Hill--yep, just dated myself. :)  When I found Steel Panthers for the PC I thought I had died and gone to heaven.  Loved it.  Then I found RPG's--D&D come to life. :)  My favs now are Fallout 3, New Vegas and Skyrim.  Rage was interesting, but the end was fairly lame.  A couple of years ago I stumbled upon Steam.  Hated the concept at first;  I don't like MMO's and the such--I like to play on my PC when I want, solo.  Steam seemed to be too controlling--liked the idea of having my own disc, since that way I can reload without a hassle if I need to.  But I have since made peace with the place and have 18 games downloaded--Dark Souls was the last download and after I get done with Skyrim I'll tackle that one.  I have started modding Skyrim with Steam's help--that changes the game totally--one can have a totally different gaming experience when adding mods.  Now I need to learn to mod with Nexus and add them to Fallout 3 and New Vegas.  I have been rather afraid to tackle modding--heard many, many horror stories attached to them.  But the payoff I think would be great.


i loved those avalon hill games.  i have many fond memories of spending hours in my friend's basement playing those things.  now i do the samething with computer games, and even though you can play online with friends, i still miss being side by side in the same room trying to conquer each other.  very good times indeed.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 08, 2014, 01:37:23 PM
Which games have you played the most everybody? for me probably wow
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 08, 2014, 01:57:48 PM
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Imperial Guard, Attack!
I have the Imperial Infrantryman's Uplifting Primer.  It's an extremely basic field manual slash propaganda leaflet.  Some of it is actually good advice, but a lot of it is inaccurate or outright lies (particularly with regards to xenos).  But the best part is what's left unsaid.  They really have no idea what they're getting into.
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 08, 2014, 02:00:26 PM
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Which games have you played the most everybody? for me probably wow
The ones that I've played often for years:  Red Alert, Generals, Freelancer, Dawn of War, Morrowind, and Skyrim.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 08, 2014, 02:02:06 PM
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The ones that I've played often for years:  Red Alert, Generals, Freelancer, Dawn of War, Morrowind, and Skyrim.

You know I've beaten every single last map in Red Alert EXCEPT for the last mission of the allied campaign in Yuri's revenge? Feels weird
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 08, 2014, 02:32:41 PM
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Which games have you played the most everybody? for me probably wow
Dota 2.... lol

well.... actually Mariokart 64. I played that game every day after highschool, for the entirety of highschool with my then-friend Chris. We played so much that our skills matched exactly and it got to the point that we would finish a track with exact lap times. I have pictures somewhere
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 08, 2014, 04:13:27 PM
Desdinova, I still have several of the old AH games, and every few years I'll dust them off, look them over and usually play one--sadly with myself playing both sides. :)  I, too, miss having an opponent sitting across from me.
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Post by: Desdinova on September 08, 2014, 04:48:16 PM
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Desdinova, I still have several of the old AH games, and every few years I'll dust them off, look them over and usually play one--sadly with myself playing both sides. :)  I, too, miss having an opponent sitting across from me.


Sadly, none of mine made it over the years.  I do have a very old Axis & Allies, but it's just not the same as the old hexagonal AH board games.  The last one I remember playing was Starship Troopers.  It was not very good compared to 1776, Panzer Blitz, or 1914.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on September 08, 2014, 05:10:14 PM
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Which games have you played the most everybody? for me probably wow

World of Warcraft, easily. After that... probably Warcraft 3.

In terms of non-Blizzard games, I would guess MW2... me and my friends played that for days upon days upon days in highschool, staying up till like 4 in the morning just demolishing kids.

Edit; OH god, cant believe i Forgot Star Wars Galaxies... easily second place behind WoW, and probably not too far behind either. I also have 800 hours on Civ 5.
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 08, 2014, 05:28:13 PM
Desdinova, my favs were D-Day, Panzer Blitz and the Civil War.  Hey, if you are ever in my neck of the woods, drop by and we can play a game or two! :)


What games I have played the most?
Skyrim (now modded), Fallout 3 and New Vegas.  Dragon Age got a few hundred hours as well.
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Post by: Aroura33 on September 08, 2014, 05:40:32 PM
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Which games have you played the most everybody? for me probably wow
Oh my, I think MMO's do have it for me, hands down.  Back in the day, I played Everquest (so aptly and fondly called evercrack for a reason) for over 2 years, and I came back to it between new MMO's as well.  I also play DAoC for about 2 years.  Then each successive MMO I played for less and less time.  Nowadays, an MMO holds my attention for about 2 months if it is good.  For instance, I loved the hell outa Elder Scrolls online for about 6 weeks, then the honeymoon wore off, and I realized it was pretty much just like every other fantasy MMO out there (with just a few cool innovations + a worl we all know and love!), and a couple of weeks later, canceled my sub.   That makes me sad. :(

Other than MMO's, I have spent an enormous amount of time playing strategy and sim games, like Warcraft, StarCraft, Civilizations, every city building game ever made I think, and more recently, the Sims.  We just got the Sims 4 and though it has some issues, I really love a lot of the redesign.

Still, I'll say of all games I ever played, I think I  have spent the most in either Everquest or Wow. I'm a girl gamer for life.

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Post by: Mr.Obvious on September 08, 2014, 05:42:24 PM
I played the so much 'halo: combat evolved' that I don't even want to know how many hours i wasted on that game. On the one hand; well wasted because I had so much fun with it, but on the other hand; damn younger me, you could have been doing something. :p
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 08, 2014, 06:09:51 PM
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Oh my, I think MMO's do have it for me, hands down.  Back in the day, I played Everquest (so aptly and fondly called evercrack for a reason) for over 2 years, and I came back to it between new MMO's as well.  I also play DAoC for about 2 years.  Then each successive MMO I played for less and less time.  Nowadays, an MMO holds my attention for about 2 months if it is good.  For instance, I loved the hell outa Elder Scrolls online for about 6 weeks, then the honeymoon wore off, and I realized it was pretty much just like every other fantasy MMO out there (with just a few cool innovations + a worl we all know and love!), and a couple of weeks later, canceled my sub.   That makes me sad. :(

Other than MMO's, I have spent an enormous amount of time playing strategy and sim games, like Warcraft, StarCraft, Civilizations, every city building game ever made I think, and more recently, the Sims.  We just got the Sims 4 and though it has some issues, I really love a lot of the redesign.

Still, I'll say of all games I ever played, I think I  have spent the most in either Everquest or Wow. I'm a girl gamer for life.

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7b/a7/cd/7ba7cdb30784bbe3d6cf64e77bfdb694.jpg)




Hahaha that picture is hilarous (not to mention, the girl gamer is always the better of the two. ALWAYS.

Speaking of ESO, I hear that it was made by the same people that made DAoC. My friend played that and wen't VR2 in about a month and a half and was ranked in the 70s for PvP world-wide haha.

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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 08, 2014, 06:17:09 PM
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Oh my, I think MMO's do have it for me, hands down.  Back in the day, I played Everquest (so aptly and fondly called evercrack for a reason) for over 2 years, and I came back to it between new MMO's as well.  I also play DAoC for about 2 years.  Then each successive MMO I played for less and less time.  Nowadays, an MMO holds my attention for about 2 months if it is good.  For instance, I loved the hell outa Elder Scrolls online for about 6 weeks, then the honeymoon wore off, and I realized it was pretty much just like every other fantasy MMO out there (with just a few cool innovations + a worl we all know and love!), and a couple of weeks later, canceled my sub.   That makes me sad. :(

Other than MMO's, I have spent an enormous amount of time playing strategy and sim games, like Warcraft, StarCraft, Civilizations, every city building game ever made I think, and more recently, the Sims.  We just got the Sims 4 and though it has some issues, I really love a lot of the redesign.

Still, I'll say of all games I ever played, I think I  have spent the most in either Everquest or Wow. I'm a girl gamer for life.

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7b/a7/cd/7ba7cdb30784bbe3d6cf64e77bfdb694.jpg)




I remember Everquest, my dad used to play it a lot, though its not as fun with the current amount of people, who are all high level, leaving the other areas sadly empty

girl gamers are indeed attractive, but then again I have a weakness for several types  of women, so my opinions may be er...biased
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 08, 2014, 06:19:43 PM
Grinning!!! get on Dota lol

My friend and I need more skilled people for our team fights
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: _Xenu_ on September 08, 2014, 06:20:54 PM
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Dota 2.... lol

well.... actually Mariokart 64. I played that game every day after highschool, for the entirety of highschool with my then-friend Chris. We played so much that our skills matched exactly and it got to the point that we would finish a track with exact lap times. I have pictures somewhere
That describes me perfectly, but I had the 16 version.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 08, 2014, 06:21:05 PM
blaaah, you wouldn't want a rookie anyway

Howwver, I did buy LA Noire for 5 bucks yesterday, and I am debating getting worms beore that sale goes away
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 08, 2014, 06:26:42 PM
Fair enough, grinning lol.

And xenu. I am so upset because my controller's joystick broke. I need to get new OEM joysticks to fix them and I am soooooo upset. It's really bad. MK64 4life
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 10, 2014, 03:16:10 PM
So Microsoft is offering 2 billion for Minecraft
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 10, 2014, 05:07:44 PM
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So Microsoft is offering 2 billion for Minecraft
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 10, 2014, 05:09:05 PM
My friend calls Microsoft "M$" for a reason...
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 10, 2014, 07:21:11 PM
Improving my SC2 skills. I still suck really bad... lol
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 10, 2014, 07:23:08 PM
I'll play with you soon if you'd like, I have to reinstall the game though, and I should probably wait until I've officially quit my job
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 10, 2014, 07:34:45 PM
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I'll play with you soon if you'd like, I have to reinstall the game though, and I should probably wait until I've officially quit my job
Yeah that would be awesome. I still am really bad, but it's fun either way.
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Post by: _Xenu_ on September 10, 2014, 09:02:25 PM
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Yeah that would be awesome. I still am really bad, but it's fun either way.
I haven't played it awhile, but I think I'm called Xenu there too. Kimmie occasionally shows up on battle.net as well.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 10, 2014, 09:21:49 PM
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I'll play with you soon if you'd like, I have to reinstall the game though, and I should probably wait until I've officially quit my job

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I haven't played it awhile, but I think I'm called Xenu there too. Kimmie occasionally shows up on battle.net as well.
Is your battlenet your email?

I always have trouble figuring out how to send a request... lol
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 11, 2014, 09:38:50 AM
Well I have officially bought every DnD book I need except for the monster manuals, I shall be able to play it soon, at least once I get some players
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 11, 2014, 10:00:48 AM
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Well I have officially bought every DnD book I need except for the monster manuals, I shall be able to play it soon, at least once I get some players
Which edition?
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 11, 2014, 10:11:06 AM
1st, though I plan on getting 5th as well
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 11, 2014, 10:20:38 AM
<-- diehard 3.5
<-- well-worn copy of Lords of Madness under his bed
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 11, 2014, 10:24:57 AM
I never did 3.5, I did 3 and 1st, and 2.5 but never 3.5 or 4.0
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 11, 2014, 11:10:01 AM
There's not a tremendous difference between 3 and 3.5 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editions_of_Dungeons_%26_Dragons#Differences_from_Dungeons_.26_Dragons_3rd_edition)

But yeah, 4 was no good.  At all.  I've heard mixed reactions for 5, and I'm also admittedly pretty reluctant to learn a whole new system.  But I've heard that you can cast spells in armor with no penalty as long as you're proficient with the armor.  Wizard/Fighter in heavy plate, here I come!   :dance:
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 11, 2014, 11:13:43 AM
Reminds me of the Arcane Warrior from DA:O
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Desdinova on September 12, 2014, 04:02:32 PM
Bought Destiny for the XBoxOne a couple of days ago.  Really good so far.  The combat mechanics are great and the artwork is magnificent.  Only complaint is the lack of narrative and character development.  Maybe it's not supposed to be that kind of game, but I always feel more immersed when I know the characters have a personality and have a good understanding of the story.  Anyone else out there playing this?
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Post by: _Xenu_ on September 12, 2014, 06:43:35 PM
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Is your battlenet your email?

I always have trouble figuring out how to send a request... lol

I think so, but Starcraft II automatically verified me when I logged on. And yes, I'm 'xenu' there.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Deidre32 on September 12, 2014, 07:36:37 PM
I used to play Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, it became an addiction...so I let it go. lol
Now, I play Candy Crush, and it can become addicting too.
:/
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 12, 2014, 08:18:14 PM
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I used to play Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, it became an addiction...so I let it go. lol
Now, I play Candy Crush, and it can become addicting too.
:/
I remember Kingdom Hearts. I never played it, but I remember a lot of my friends raving about it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 12, 2014, 08:19:39 PM
I was never a big kingdom hearts fan, I liked FF7 and FF8 to an extent though

my favorite RPG is ME hands down, though I also like a lot more
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 12, 2014, 08:21:13 PM
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I think so, but Starcraft II automatically verified me when I logged on. And yes, I'm 'xenu' there.
I just sent you a request via typing your email in battle.net. For some reason xenu doesn't show up when I type it.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 12, 2014, 08:21:36 PM
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I was never a big kingdom hearts fan, I liked FF7 and FF8 to an extent though

my favorite RPG is ME hands down, though I also like a lot more
What is ME?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 12, 2014, 08:22:42 PM
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What is ME?


Mass Effect, tis where my avatar originates
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 12, 2014, 08:25:04 PM
OHHHHHHHHHH I thought you meant You were your own favorite RPG...... sorry It's been a long day hahaha
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 12, 2014, 08:33:37 PM
I'm my own favorite
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Deidre32 on September 12, 2014, 10:01:48 PM
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I remember Kingdom Hearts. I never played it, but I remember a lot of my friends raving about it.
sometimes I think I played it for as long as I did for the music :=P

congrats on your modship by the way...don't think you were a mod when I was posting on here. :)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 12, 2014, 10:04:20 PM
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sometimes I think I played it for as long as I did for the music :=P

congrats on your modship by the way...don't think you were a mod when I was posting on here. :)
Thanks, Dei!

Yeah, you went MIA for a little bit. I think wolf even updated the forum layout since you left.... That was a WHILE ago haha. Good to have you back!
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 12, 2014, 10:11:14 PM
She left after I took my break I think
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Deidre32 on September 12, 2014, 10:30:12 PM
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Thanks, Dei!

Yeah, you went MIA for a little bit. I think wolf even updated the forum layout since you left.... That was a WHILE ago haha. Good to have you back!
I post on two other atheist sites, mainly. Yea, the new layout happened right when I went on a little hiatus. And, I had more likes back then. waaaa! Now I only have one. :=P

lol @ Grinning...that's EXACTLY why I left. hehe ;)
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 12, 2014, 10:33:42 PM
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I post on two other atheist sites, mainly. Yea, the new layout happened right when I went on a little hiatus. And, I had more likes back then. waaaa! Now I only have one. :=P

lol @ Grinning...that's EXACTLY why I left. hehe ;)



I knew it! :3
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on September 14, 2014, 04:03:59 PM
So there's scuttlebutt that Microsoft is buying Mojang, the creator of Minecraft for two billion dollars.

I... I don't know what to think about that. The only reason they're even making the offer is to get Minecraft, obviously. Unless they thought Scrolls looked too good to pass up. Yeah, right.

This could possibly spell the end of Minecraft if Microsoft fiddles with it too much. And they fucking will. Large companies are not know for their intelligence when they acquire stuff from outside their little cave. Evan Dorkin once related a story where Disney approached him with an animated show idea for his characters Milk and Cheese.

(http://comicsagogo.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/milk-cheese.jpg)

He said "You're aware these characters are alchoholics, right?"

It's like that. They just buy stuff but they don't know what they're buying and they do not understand the feeding and care necessary to keep it alive. Like shipping slaves overseas.

This sucks for shut-ins like me because I spend days just playing this shit and having it die or change dramatically is not a good thing. It'll live on the modding community for a while, I guess. But eventually even that dries up.

Sad, actually.
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 14, 2014, 04:46:18 PM
antithesis, you mentioned that scary, frustrating, challenging, exciting, game changing word "modding"!  I love computers and games--just not very adroit at making computers do what I want them to--other than play games.  Anyway, I play Skyrim on Steam and for that game they have the 'workshop', which supplies mods for Skyrim. All one has to do is to push the 'subscribe' button and when you next load the game, the selected mods load automatically.  Wow!  I had over 750 unmodded hours into the game; with the mods everything changed!  I now have almost 1300 modded hours into it. 

My question to you is about modding outside of Steam.  I've heard of Nexus.  Not been there much.  I'd love to mod Fallout 3 and New Vegas.  But I've heard it can be a very frustrating experience trying to get mods integrated into a game.  You seem to have had experience with that task.  Is it really that difficult?  Would you recommend a site for me to go to that might have a useful tutorial?  Any and all help would be deeply appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
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Post by: the_antithesis on September 14, 2014, 05:15:33 PM
Nah. I don't know anything about modding. I was speaking off Minecraft specifically, which has been all about new things coming out for the game like it would never be finished. I had load some mod packs for Minecraft a couple times, but mostly play vanilla Minecraft these days.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on September 14, 2014, 05:19:10 PM
Thanks for the reply.  My grandson loves minecraft and so it is install on my computer.  I just haven't gone there yet.  Still stuck in Skyrim. :)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: _Xenu_ on September 14, 2014, 06:20:50 PM
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I just sent you a request via typing your email in battle.net. For some reason xenu doesn't show up when I type it.
Im pretty rusty, but send me a PM if you want to play.
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 14, 2014, 10:24:21 PM
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My question to you is about modding outside of Steam.  I've heard of Nexus.  Not been there much.  I'd love to mod Fallout 3 and New Vegas.  But I've heard it can be a very frustrating experience trying to get mods integrated into a game.  You seem to have had experience with that task.  Is it really that difficult?  Would you recommend a site for me to go to that might have a useful tutorial?  Any and all help would be deeply appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
I've modded the hell out of my skyrim.  And yes, Nexus is the place to go.  A few of my mods load through Workshop, but the vast majority were manually installed.  Nexus Mod Manager is available, but I had some issues with it and opted to manually install mods instead.

First step -> back up your save files (usually C:/Users/Username/My Documents/My Games/Skyrim) and also your Skyrim directory (usually C:/steam/steamapps/common/skyrim) in case you make a mistake.  Also, create a desktop shortcut to Skyrim's data directory.  It's quite a time-saver.

Second step -> download Skyrim script extender (http://skse.silverlock.org/) (a metric ton of mods require this to work correctly, so it's practically required)

Third step -> go to nexus and download whatever suits your fancy into a mod directory (if you're having trouble sorting through it all, check out some of the more popular ones or check out Skyrim Mods Weekly on youtube for some good recommendations).  Before installing any mod, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.  Take special note of any incompatibilities.  Then carefully install mods one at a time and launch Skyrim to make sure that Skyrim still launches correctly and also that the mod works.  Do the Skyrim Jenga until euphoria is achieved.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 14, 2014, 10:26:51 PM
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Im pretty rusty, but send me a PM if you want to play.
Cool I just logged in. I'm probably too tired for a game now, but I will PM you soon.
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 14, 2014, 10:42:19 PM
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I've modded the hell out of my skyrim.  And yes, Nexus is the place to go.  A few of my mods load through Workshop, but the vast majority were manually installed.  Nexus Mod Manager is available, but I had some issues with it and opted to manually install mods instead.

First step -> back up your save files (usually C:/Users/Username/My Documents/My Games/Skyrim) and also your Skyrim directory (usually C:/steam/steamapps/common/skyrim) in case you make a mistake.  Also, create a desktop shortcut to Skyrim's data directory.  It's quite a time-saver.

Second step -> download Skyrim script extender (http://skse.silverlock.org/) (a metric ton of mods require this to work correctly, so it's practically required)

Third step -> go to nexus and download whatever suits your fancy into a mod directory (if you're having trouble sorting through it all, check out some of the more popular ones or check out Skyrim Mods Weekly on youtube for some good recommendations).  Before installing any mod, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.  Take special note of any incompatibilities.  Then carefully install mods one at a time and launch Skyrim to make sure that Skyrim still launches correctly and also that the mod works.  Do the Skyrim Jenga until euphoria is achieved.
Hydra, thanks!  I currently have 50 mods running in skyrim--and another 50 I've 'favorited'.  I learned early that one must read the instructions on them all.  I load them one at a time, for some CD, so all I need do is unscribe that on, and continue on.  You are right about the script extender I've noticed, many of the mods I'd like to try need it.  Have not braved installing it yet.  I guess I'll simply have to gird my loins and jump in and do it! :)  I will use your instructions and give it a try.  Have you modded Fallout 3 or New Vegas?  BTW, my fav Skyrim mod is Sophia--she follows me everywhere, carries a huge amount and acts as my tank as I plunk the enemy with arrows.  Thanks, again.
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 14, 2014, 11:15:07 PM
50 mods in, eh?  Sounds like you already have everything under control.

I played Fallout 3 for a few hours.  Not my cup of tea.

I'm sort of split on followers.  On one hand, it's cool to have some backup, but on the other hand, they can be a hassle, they can mess up some nice stealth combat (not to mention triggering traps), and it feels better to go it alone.  I don't really need a follower for anything, so I usually don't bother.
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 15, 2014, 12:48:30 AM
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50 mods in, eh?  Sounds like you already have everything under control.

I played Fallout 3 for a few hours.  Not my cup of tea.

I'm sort of split on followers.  On one hand, it's cool to have some backup, but on the other hand, they can be a hassle, they can mess up some nice stealth combat (not to mention triggering traps), and it feels better to go it alone.  I don't really need a follower for anything, so I usually don't bother.

I usually would use Lydia for awhile and then dump her at Breezehome and leave her there.  Sofia is fully scripted, has a smart mouth (which I like), can be dressed in whatever armor you'd like, is a great tank, good at stealth, and can carry over 1,000 lbs, so is a great mule.  I am impressed that she goes everywhere you go, unlike Lydia or any of the Companions.  Do a search for her on the Steam workshop section of skyrim. 

I may have 50 mods running, but they are the easy ones--just subscribe to them and then steam loads them so they run.  I need to the script extender and get apachii hair. 
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 15, 2014, 01:51:21 AM
Yeah, she seems good.  I just prefer lone wolf.

Believe it or not, one of my favorite mods:  Birds and Flocks

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY3heUwEyog[/youtube]

In a that's mostly wilderness with plenty of animal life, it just really bugged me how the vanilla never had any birds whatsoever.  It just felt empty.  That mod fixes that with lots of flying birds.  The harbor at solitude is especially lively now.

Now someone just needs to add snakes to the non-snowy parts of Skyrim...
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 15, 2014, 08:22:57 AM
Yeah, I have that one, too.  I have several that add people traveling on the roads, encounters in the wilderness, more civil war, bolder auroas, brighter stars, shooting stars, more bandits and outlaws, stronger dragons and more of them, changes to blacksmithing and enchanting, and one that adds an enchanting table and blacksmith section to Breezehome, and several new armors and arrows.  I like to crowd more bodies, people and animals, into skyrim. 
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on September 15, 2014, 02:48:56 PM
Whelp, the deal is not a rumor anymore. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/samanthasharf/2014/09/15/microsoft-to-buy-minecraft-maker-mojang-for-2-5-billion/) $2.5 billion. So, we'll see if Microsoft ruins everything or not.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 15, 2014, 05:13:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/H4vqsCs.jpg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on September 15, 2014, 05:17:11 PM
(http://www.thehealthculture.com/wp-content/uploads/img/ptsd-soldier-crying.jpg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 15, 2014, 08:52:07 PM
I'm just kicking myself for not buying the complete pack of dawn of war stuff when it was on sale, now its over 150 bucks...

and I skipped skyrim too, should have gotten that damn thing

Come on winter sale, bring me deliverance!
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 15, 2014, 10:08:01 PM
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I'm just kicking myself for not buying the complete pack of dawn of war stuff when it was on sale, now its over 150 bucks...

and I skipped skyrim too, should have gotten that damn thing

Come on winter sale, bring me deliverance!
Damn, Grinning--Steam just had Skyrim offered for 15.99; for the Legendary issue--the one with all the DLC's on it.  Keep watching, it often goes on sale.  And there are over 23,000 mods offered for it on the Steam site as well.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 15, 2014, 10:18:56 PM
I really enjoyed skyrim. Which is saying a lot because my attention span is so short and open world RPGs can lose my interest really quick.

Did you ever get the thomas the tank engine mod, Mike?
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 15, 2014, 11:30:47 PM
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I really enjoyed skyrim. Which is saying a lot because my attention span is so short and open world RPGs can lose my interest really quick.

Did you ever get the thomas the tank engine mod, Mike?
Pickled, I think I missed that one?  Trains in Skyrim???   Hmmmm--what would thomas do???
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 15, 2014, 11:42:55 PM
THIS.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efnJ2OidSc0
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on September 15, 2014, 11:53:16 PM
Well, I'll be damned--THERE are trains in skyrim!  Must admit that gave me a chuckle or two!  Have to see if I can find that, and give it a try.  Thanks, Pickle.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 16, 2014, 12:32:04 AM
lol if you find the name of the mod, let me know. I've been looking forever
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 16, 2014, 01:44:18 AM
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lol if you find the name of the mod, let me know. I've been looking forever
Are you looking for this (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=201861191)?  (or this (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/48593/?)?)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 16, 2014, 01:56:03 AM
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Are you looking for this (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=201861191)?  (or this (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/48593/?)?)
Hydra. You are my hero.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 16, 2014, 02:15:31 AM
No prob.  Everything goes somewhere and I go everywhere.  :P
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on September 16, 2014, 08:48:07 AM
Wow!  Hydra, I'm impressed!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Desdinova on September 16, 2014, 09:52:56 AM
You guys really have too much time on your hands.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 16, 2014, 10:58:22 AM
Speaking of, I just got Europa Universalis IV.

(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/6314140928/hEDF4373D/)

Best map simulator I ever bought.  And it was a steal at $8.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 16, 2014, 12:01:16 PM
Notch is gone now, I wonder how MS will do with MC, not much they could do to mess it up really
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on September 16, 2014, 12:26:14 PM
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You guys really have too much time on your hands.
Absolutely!  And I love it! (called retirement)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on September 16, 2014, 01:48:18 PM
Dali you guys ever play Goat Simulator yet?

Sent from your mom

Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on September 16, 2014, 01:50:02 PM
I've seen it but I have not played the Goat Simulator.  Maybe when I get to level 80 again, I'll try some of those silly mods.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 16, 2014, 02:52:02 PM
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I've seen it but I have not played the Goat Simulator.  Maybe when I get to level 80 again, I'll try some of those silly mods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MGAWx1nm48

If you can find a hacked-free version, I would get that. It's not worth the 10 bucks on Steam because it gets boring real quick, but it is totally worth the bandwith. It's super hilarious to play for a good hour or two's worth. There are also some really good easter eggs in-game to find that I found hilarious.
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 16, 2014, 03:18:27 PM
Well, Pickle, with your endorsement I'll have to give it a try.  My favorite mods so far are the ones that change the environment, creates more encounters and make the people look better. 
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Post by: Deidre32 on September 16, 2014, 11:44:29 PM
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I knew it! :3
you are still psychic I see lol :)


well...in other news...when I'm down about something in my life, I turn to video games. that sounds bad. lol but I may have to go back to kingdom hearts. I just don't want to get addicted again. :/

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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 17, 2014, 01:05:18 AM
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you are still psychic I see lol :)


well...in other news...when I'm down about something in my life, I turn to video games. that sounds bad. lol but I may have to go back to kingdom hearts. I just don't want to get addicted again. :/


Why would that be bad? It's just a form of entertainment like music, sports, or movies.... except more interactive.
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 17, 2014, 08:38:09 AM
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you are still psychic I see lol :)


well...in other news...when I'm down about something in my life, I turn to video games. that sounds bad. lol but I may have to go back to kingdom hearts. I just don't want to get addicted again. :/

Took a page out of my book.  Nothing like an immersive session in Skyrim, or New Vegas, or Fallout 3, or any other game.  That is the kind of addiction I strive for! :))
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Post by: Desdinova on September 17, 2014, 09:13:42 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MGAWx1nm48

If you can find a hacked-free version, I would get that. It's not worth the 10 bucks on Steam because it gets boring real quick, but it is totally worth the bandwith. It's super hilarious to play for a good hour or two's worth. There are also some really good easter eggs in-game to find that I found hilarious.


Let's hope there's no bestiality mode!  Getting gangbanged by a bunch of hayseed farmboys would be a little too much to take!
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 17, 2014, 02:13:31 PM
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Let's hope there's no bestiality mode!  Getting gangbanged by a bunch of hayseed farmboys would be a little too much to take!

haha don't worry. You're just a goat that wrecks the entire town.

Sent from your mom

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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 17, 2014, 02:29:24 PM
Blood for the blood God! Skulls for the Skull throne!

KILL MAIM BURN

KILL MAIM BURN...

sorry, still in DoW mode
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 17, 2014, 02:59:11 PM
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Blood for the blood God! Skulls for the Skull throne!

KILL MAIM BURN

KILL MAIM BURN...

sorry, still in DoW mode
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw1tqnnzorI[/youtube]

CHANGE ME, GREAT CONSPIRATOR!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 17, 2014, 03:10:02 PM
BREAK THEIR BACKS!!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Deidre32 on September 17, 2014, 08:05:49 PM
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Why would that be bad? It's just a form of entertainment like music, sports, or movies.... except more interactive.
lol I too once justified my addiction in this way, dear friend. :D

JK

sort of

I know, but before I knew it, hours would have gone by. True story. *blush*

Why can't we multiquote here? If we can, I can't figure it out. :/
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Post by: Deidre32 on September 17, 2014, 08:07:39 PM
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Took a page out of my book.  Nothing like an immersive session in Skyrim, or New Vegas, or Fallout 3, or any other game.  That is the kind of addiction I strive for! :))
I suppose there are worse ...addictions. :D LOL
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 17, 2014, 08:55:37 PM
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lol I too once justified my addiction in this way, dear friend. :D

JK

sort of

I know, but before I knew it, hours would have gone by. True story. *blush*

Why can't we multiquote here? If we can, I can't figure it out. :/

LOL It's all about choosing where you want to spend your wind-down time. There are also people that wind down in front of the TV for a few hours every day.


And you can multi quote, but you have to press the "reply" button. Or if you already started typing and want to quote another person, you can press "preview" and then add it in the full reply page.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 17, 2014, 09:38:19 PM
Games keep me sane, without them, I'd be dead by now
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 17, 2014, 09:52:42 PM
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Games keep me sane, without them, I'd be dead by now
Yep-a-rudy!  As they say in the old country.
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 17, 2014, 09:53:56 PM
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lol I too once justified my addiction in this way, dear friend. :D

JK

sort of

I know, but before I knew it, hours would have gone by. True story. *blush*
The hours go by either way.  Why not spend them doing something you enjoy?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on September 17, 2014, 09:59:59 PM
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Games keep me sane, without them, I'd be dead by now
The arts are what makes life worth living.  Without them, there is only drudgery and death.
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 17, 2014, 11:47:56 PM
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The arts are what makes life worth living.  Without them, there is only drudgery and death.
True, true--that's why games are considered 'fine arts'!
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Post by: Deidre32 on September 17, 2014, 11:50:35 PM
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The hours go by either way.  Why not spend them doing something you enjoy?
true. lol ok ok...I'm sold. back to kingdom hearts tomorrow.

and back to happiness. :=D
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Post by: Savior2006 on September 18, 2014, 11:43:06 AM
My dad and I have been playing Destiny together for the past week. We're loving it, but it only has about 75 on Metacritic. =(
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 18, 2014, 12:00:58 PM
Is it true that it's a completely different game after 20 hours?  :razz:
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 18, 2014, 02:39:13 PM
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My dad and I have been playing Destiny together for the past week. We're loving it, but it only has about 75 on Metacritic. =(
You are a lucky guy--sharing game time with your dad.  I really loved the time I got to spend with dad and Risk and Clue.  Back in the day, we did not have computers.
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 18, 2014, 02:56:24 PM
Everyone older than me in my family either mildly or strongly dislikes video games.  (Which is ironic, given their tendency to watch hours and hours of TV)  Everyone younger than me loves video games.  Bit of a generational gap.
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Post by: Mike Cl on September 18, 2014, 06:21:29 PM
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Everyone older than me in my family either mildly or strongly dislikes video games.  (Which is ironic, given their tendency to watch hours and hours of TV)  Everyone younger than me loves video games.  Bit of a generational gap.
Sort of that way in my family, too.  Except I love video games as much (or more) as my grandchildren.  I remember dreaming as a kid that it would be fantastic to be able to play Risk or Clue or chess or Careers with a smart machine; I could play anytime I wanted to even if nobody else did!  And here I am!
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 19, 2014, 02:04:43 PM
DoW turns 10 tomorrow

nice
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 20, 2014, 12:40:55 AM
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DoW turns 10 tomorrow
That makes me feel old.  :'(
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Post by: _Xenu_ on September 20, 2014, 08:47:40 AM
I went ahead and re-purchased FF8 from Steam. I never could figure out how to find all the Guardian Forces. Annoyingly though, it won't install.
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Post by: Deidre32 on September 20, 2014, 07:01:56 PM
anyone here play kingdom hearts? :(
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 20, 2014, 07:47:50 PM
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anyone here play kingdom hearts? :(
I never had PS2. So no. I got Dreamcast instead. My friends had it though and I watched! haha
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 23, 2014, 02:12:42 PM
Blizzard canceled Titan, I guess we won't be seeing a next gen mmo any time soon
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 23, 2014, 02:21:52 PM
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Blizzard canceled Titan, I guess we won't be seeing a next gen mmo any time soon
Blizzard also (apparently) made the console version of D3 tons better and added PvP but not for the PC version. Blizzard had not been making very good decisions for us PC folk lately.
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 23, 2014, 02:52:35 PM
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Blizzard canceled Titan, I guess we won't be seeing a next gen mmo any time soon
Sad to see it go.  Would've been the first new franchise from Blizzard for a very, very long time.

But on the other hand, 7 years in development is a bit much.  Scrapping it might have been the right call from a business standpoint.
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 23, 2014, 03:09:33 PM
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Blizzard had not been making very good decisions for us PC folk lately.
"A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep."  :razz:
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 23, 2014, 03:11:04 PM
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The lion does not concern itself with the sheep.  :razz:
Basically they just did this:

(http://i.imgur.com/LXlwchK.gif)

Sent from your mom

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Post by: Savior2006 on September 23, 2014, 06:00:09 PM
My dad and I finished Destiny two days ago. We were really pumped over the course of it, but the campaign was about 15 hours. That's not that much for a MMO or "shared world shooter" in my opinion and it really gives those. No massive party raids. No trading. Weapon drops are completely random no matter how much work you put in, bosses are bullet sponges and are ALWAYS just a supersized version of whatever that race's primary "shielded enemy" is.

That includes the final boss, which is just four supersized "Minotaurs" when I thought we would be fighting an actual god.


The trailers made it seem like the game would be vast, but the story so far is not very engaging. Bungie says they will be telling a story over the next ten years but I imagine it'll all be paid expansion packs.

The PVP is very much Halo style, which neither my dad or I care about so the game doesn't gain or lose points on this.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 23, 2014, 09:45:13 PM
I tried the pacman game that came with Steam today, I am very satisfied with it, quite fun for a free game

the challenges are fun, one is to make it through 5 minutes without dying

I died at 1 second left

Rage
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 23, 2014, 11:08:05 PM
I want to see if Gauntlet gets a good review.  I really loved Gauntlet II and even liked it a bit on N64, though it was in that weird phase where 3D games were still horrible on the eyes.
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Post by: Sal1981 on September 25, 2014, 10:43:45 AM
More or less on a break from RuneScape, and that's even with the new Elven city Prifddinas has come out, cba grinding more since I'm having so much fun on a Minecraft vanilla server.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 25, 2014, 07:43:07 PM
Beware the alien

the mutant

The heretic
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 25, 2014, 07:45:14 PM
It is better to die for the Emperor than live for yourself.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 25, 2014, 07:50:04 PM
Heresy grows from idleness
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Post by: kilodelta on September 25, 2014, 08:42:14 PM
Squad broken!
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 25, 2014, 09:40:54 PM
Speaking of DoW, the mod medley of the day is Dark Crusade with half-sized units (really cuts down on pathfinding issues and makes the maps less cramped) + triple population cap (thrice the obliterator goodness!) + Dawn of Skirmish AI (comp plays more intelligently.  for example, the eldar do a lot of dancing and outflanking)

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1U5mq_eWbE[/youtube]
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 25, 2014, 09:45:27 PM
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Speaking of DoW, the mod medley of the day is Dark Crusade with half-sized units (really cuts down on pathfinding issues and makes the maps less cramped) + triple population cap (thrice the obliterator goodness!) + Dawn of Skirmish AI (comp plays more intelligently.  for example, the eldar do a lot of dancing and outflanking)

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1U5mq_eWbE[/youtube]

(http://th03.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2012/124/b/8/ome__it__s_heresy____by_kain_moerder-d4yhn6d.jpg)
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 27, 2014, 03:32:04 AM
New topic:  most MMORPGs are either tailored for sociopaths or make you a sociopath.

Rift.  I got a quest to harvest chicken wings for a quest-giver.  There are a bunch of little chicks walking around inexplicably lit bonfires in the middle of the desert.  I try to punt one of the lil' bastards into the flames.  Darn, missed.  Then the little bastard walks directly into the flames and instantly char-broils itself.  Like some sort of chickeny hari-kari.  5 times I cast the little ones into the flames so I could bring a hot meal to some guy I don't even know so he'll give me some xp and cash.

I mount up on a rhino-like beast and trample a bunch of these bug-humanoid things.  Ostensibly, it's to protect the territory from bug encroachment, but really, I just love their reactions to being trampled to death.  It's funny to me.  I overdo it a little bit and run over 18 instead of 10.

I see a tigress with two cubs.  Headshot the cubs, pop a shield, and skin both of 'em right there as the mother ineffectually swipes at my face.  Then I just walk away.  There's no quest for the cubs, it's just something I like to do.

I send my pet into suicidal situations with the express purpose of it buying just enough time for me to escape certain death.  Doesn't matter if it dies, I'll just insta-summon another one in some sort of endless parade of clones.  Or maybe it's the same one, just back from hell in an endless cycle of pain and death.  I honestly couldn't care less.

I have this huge, amazing world stretching out in front of me and almost all I ever do is massacre and plunder it.  And I'm not remorseful in the slightest.  I'd close a toddler rift if it gave good loot.
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Post by: _Xenu_ on September 27, 2014, 07:28:25 AM
You're one sick fuck Hydra.
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Post by: the_antithesis on September 27, 2014, 11:07:44 AM
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I want to see if Gauntlet gets a good review.  I really loved Gauntlet II and even liked it a bit on N64, though it was in that weird phase where 3D games were still horrible on the eyes.

I looked at that. It looked like a dull, brown version of Torchlight.
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Post by: Jutter on September 27, 2014, 11:23:50 AM
I see Gauntlet as the proto-diablo, with it's variety of monsters and monster generators, upgrades and colour coded keys. It's bland repetitive gameplay by today's standards, but a landmark game nonetheless.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 27, 2014, 11:53:56 AM
Anyone try out wasteland 2 yet? Thinking I'll buy tht soon
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Post by: Hydra009 on September 27, 2014, 01:16:09 PM
If you really love Fallout 1 and 2, I can see the appeal.  It's doing okay on Metacritic, so it can't be that bad.  Still, I'd demo it first.
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Post by: Mr.Obvious on September 29, 2014, 03:05:41 AM
Anybody here likes to watch game-reviews on youtube? If so, we could use your advice.
I promise not to make a habit out of posting these on AF. But if anyone has any pointers for our future gaming clips, we'd really very much appreciate them. I feel like this is our biggest and best clip yet, we worked on it for weeks, but it is obviously flawed. Any critique is welcome guys!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YtaDsKpeXk&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YtaDsKpeXk&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YtaDsKpeXk&feature=youtu.be)
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Post by: Solitary on September 29, 2014, 01:13:33 PM
Here is a long video for those that have not played Mass Effect 3 and want to know what it is like. With a really good video card the graphics are even better.

http://youtu.be/2ZuDgLr9bQw
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 29, 2014, 01:15:52 PM
Soundwave voice

Traynor: Inferior

Mshep+Liara: Superior
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 30, 2014, 07:17:07 PM
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true. lol ok ok...I'm sold. back to kingdom hearts tomorrow.

and back to happiness. :=D
I just installed a ps2 emulator and the first game on my list is Kingdom Hearts aweeee yyyyyeaaaaaaa
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Post by: _Xenu_ on September 30, 2014, 08:04:14 PM
Does anyone know of a decent ps1 emulator? I haven't played Final Fantasy Tactics in a decade now.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 30, 2014, 08:07:53 PM
All I know about PS1 stuff is that PSN-PS4 will have the libraries from the first three on it

and that I still have my PS1
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Post by: _Xenu_ on September 30, 2014, 08:12:05 PM
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All I know about PS1 stuff is that PSN-PS4 will have the libraries from the first three on it

and that I still have my PS1
I thought Sony ended that backwards compatibility after ps2, at least for ps1. Was I wrong? That backwards compatibility is actually what got me to buy a ps2.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on September 30, 2014, 08:14:01 PM
No, it won't take disks, but they're making a digital download feature, like Steam

sorta
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Post by: PickelledEggs on September 30, 2014, 08:15:08 PM
I'm pretty sure you could use a ps2 emulator (PCSX2) Otherwise if it doesn't work, you could use PCSX
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Post by: kilodelta on September 30, 2014, 08:15:57 PM
Final Fantasy Tactics is awesome. After the PS, the PSP had a multiplayer version of it that was well implemented.

Unsung Story is supposed to be the next FFT.

http://unsungstory.com/ (http://unsungstory.com/)
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Post by: _Xenu_ on September 30, 2014, 08:29:32 PM
Thanks for all replies.

GrinningYMIR

A downloadable version would be fine, but I don't want to pay for the hardware.

PickelledEggs

I've always found post cartridge emulators a bit difficult to use, given their reliance on BIOS files, and games that come in parts. I managed to get a Dreamcast emulator half running one time.

kilodelta

Bookmarked. I'll keep an eye on it.
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 01, 2014, 12:57:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rgjCJjc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9Xy2Y.gif)
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 01, 2014, 07:44:29 AM
That's heresy by the way


Honestly, of all the cancelled games recently, I'm the most saddened by 1313, it looked really good and it was to be mature rated star wars material, something I've wanted for a long time

and then Disney goes and shuts down LA and cancels it when it was 95% done.
(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/500x/29533949.jpg)
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 04, 2014, 09:34:04 PM
I just bought and installed the DA ultimate edition

after an hour with trying to get the mods working, which I dont' know if they are, after three hours of downloading, and after many frustrating attempts to get it all to work,

I'm sitting here at the main menu and as soon as I hear the music I smile and the frustration goes away

Good to be back
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 06, 2014, 10:35:09 PM
Started playing Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor.

So far it's amazing
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Post by: Mike Cl on October 06, 2014, 11:11:12 PM
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Started playing Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor.

So far it's amazing
I almost bought it a couple of days ago.  The only knock I saw was that it is too short.  I'd be interested in your opinion of the game as you go through it.  I'm still playing with the mods of Skyrim.  I'm starting to lose interest --I've logged over 1250 hours, so I've been curious about how long I'd keep going.  I'd like to have a game lined up--Mordor looks interesting.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 06, 2014, 11:28:16 PM
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I almost bought it a couple of days ago.  The only knock I saw was that it is too short.  I'd be interested in your opinion of the game as you go through it.  I'm still playing with the mods of Skyrim.  I'm starting to lose interest --I've logged over 1250 hours, so I've been curious about how long I'd keep going.  I'd like to have a game lined up--Mordor looks interesting.
Will do. I love skyrim too, but the combat in this is really neat.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 08, 2014, 06:45:50 AM
Just playing some DA:O over here, couldn't get my mods to work so no pretty Leliana...sadface

oh well
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Post by: Mike Cl on October 08, 2014, 09:23:04 AM
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Just playing some DA:O over here, couldn't get my mods to work so no pretty Leliana...sadface

oh well
That is one of my favorite games of all time.  I loved the way one can interact with each of your followers and develop a relationship.  I have not thought of modding this--have to learn how to do that.  I thought Leliana was pretty good looking w/o a mod--could be fantastic if based on what Skyrim mods can do. 
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 08, 2014, 09:27:58 AM
I can't get mine to work through Steam but I might be missing something obvious, this is what I want Lilly to look like

(http://static-1.nexusmods.com/15/mods/140/images/435-1-1282161869.jpg)
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Post by: Mike Cl on October 08, 2014, 12:43:44 PM
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I can't get mine to work through Steam but I might be missing something obvious, this is what I want Lilly to look like

(http://static-1.nexusmods.com/15/mods/140/images/435-1-1282161869.jpg)
Does steam support mods for DaO???  If so, I'll have fire that game back up.  My first fav was Morrigan--still consider her one of my game personalities of all time.   But as time wore on, I did really begin to appreciate Lilly more and more.   
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 08, 2014, 12:46:45 PM
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Does steam support mods for DaO???  If so, I'll have fire that game back up.  My first fav was Morrigan--still consider her one of my game personalities of all time.   But as time wore on, I did really begin to appreciate Lilly more and more.   

MORRIGAN <3
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 08, 2014, 01:55:34 PM
Morrigan is my favorite, but I would really like that version of lilly, And I don't know, I just got it on steam recently, used to be only on my xbox
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Post by: Mike Cl on October 09, 2014, 09:20:12 PM
Pickled--any Mordor update?

Has anybody played Dayz?  If so, what do you think of it?
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 09, 2014, 10:08:59 PM
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Pickled--any Mordor update?

Has anybody played Dayz?  If so, what do you think of it?
Whoops! sorry. Yeah I have at least 5 or 6 hours in right now. It's really good. Combat is amazing. I'm not sure what part of the LotR chronology it takes place though. Definitely worth it.

And I haven't played Dayz, but I play Rust on and off. From what I understand, it's more or less the same. Also Rust made me lose my trust in people as a whole hahaha It's a good game, but do yourself a favor if you get it instead of Dayz and don't trust ANYONE hahaha
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Post by: Mike Cl on October 09, 2014, 11:16:32 PM
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Whoops! sorry. Yeah I have at least 5 or 6 hours in right now. It's really good. Combat is amazing. I'm not sure what part of the LotR chronology it takes place though. Definitely worth it.

And I haven't played Dayz, but I play Rust on and off. From what I understand, it's more or less the same. Also Rust made me lose my trust in people as a whole hahaha It's a good game, but do yourself a favor if you get it instead of Dayz and don't trust ANYONE hahaha
Don't worry--thanks for replying.  I guess I'll have to pick up Mordor.  I don't think it matters at all if you are familiar with LotR at all. 

As for Rust (I'll look into that) or Dayz, what has held me back is the multiplayer aspect of it.  I basically want to be left alone and play in my own sandbox. :)  But Dayz looks very interesting and challenging . I've read many reviews of it on Steam and the major issue with people is just that--don't trust. 
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 09, 2014, 11:18:00 PM
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Don't worry--thanks for replying.  I guess I'll have to pick up Mordor.  I don't think it matters at all if you are familiar with LotR at all. 

As for Rust (I'll look into that) or Dayz, what has held me back is the multiplayer aspect of it.  I basically want to be left alone and play in my own sandbox. :)  But Dayz looks very interesting and challenging . I've read many reviews of it on Steam and the major issue with people is just that--don't trust.
They made some pve servers on Rust. People can't kill you in them.

Sent from your mom

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Post by: Mike Cl on October 09, 2014, 11:35:58 PM
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They made some pve servers on Rust. People can't kill you in them.

Sent from your mom
I'll have to give it some serious consideration--thanks.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 10, 2014, 08:24:41 AM
Fought the High Dragon last night, took me a few tries to kill em because I'm playing on higher difficulties, but I took him out. My party was Leliana, Oghren, me tanking, and Wynne healing, and literally that's all she did during the fight.

Anyway, so the dragon is almost dead, Oghren had been knocked out but I rezzed him, Lilly was smushed over there and the corner, and I and Ogren are pounding on the big thing. Oghren gets the killing blow which made me sad, but I just barely made out "Oghren wins again!"

that made it better
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Post by: Mike Cl on October 10, 2014, 09:19:36 AM
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Fought the High Dragon last night, took me a few tries to kill em because I'm playing on higher difficulties, but I took him out. My party was Leliana, Oghren, me tanking, and Wynne healing, and literally that's all she did during the fight.

Anyway, so the dragon is almost dead, Oghren had been knocked out but I rezzed him, Lilly was smushed over there and the corner, and I and Ogren are pounding on the big thing. Oghren gets the killing blow which made me sad, but I just barely made out "Oghren wins again!"

that made it better
My fav party for that last push is Alistar, Wynne, Lilly and me as a city elf rogue dual.  But I usually roll with Morrigan, Wynne, Alistar and me.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 10, 2014, 09:25:59 AM
That's pretty much always my party too, works pretty well, but I'm enjoying Oghren's DPS
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 11, 2014, 10:50:42 PM
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Hey dude. I'm streaming Shadow of Mordor on twitch right now if you want to check it out. Twitch.tv/pickelledeggs
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 11, 2014, 11:54:53 PM
Dragon age Origins is free right now on origin. If you put it in your library now, it's there permanently.
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Post by: Shiranu on October 12, 2014, 12:06:14 AM
Got Europa universals for 25 with all dc... It's okay.
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 12, 2014, 12:36:47 AM
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Got Europa universals for 25 with all dc... It's okay.
Got it for $5 with no dlc.  Haven't got past the title screen yet.  Been a while since I've played a grand strategy game.  I don't really understand how to play and I'm terrified of making strategic blunders.  Going to have to read up on it and play when I get more spare time.
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Post by: Mike Cl on October 12, 2014, 09:25:23 AM
Steam does have some great deals every now and again.  If you wait long enough your game will go on special sooner or later.  I have several games that I've purchased for $5 or less and they simply sit there awaiting the time I activate them.  But they were so cheap I had to grab them.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 12, 2014, 11:18:51 AM
Ah yes the old steam curse, Ive fallen to that before

Hell when I bought dragon age it was 7 bucks, well worth the money I spent
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Post by: Mike Cl on October 12, 2014, 12:47:06 PM
Speaking of Steam--despise it.  But I've grown to accept it.  In a perfect world I would go to a computer store and buy my game on a disk.  Bring it home, load it (hate those fucking keys to load it) and then play it.  I would not have to worry about the internet; so I could play without it with no worry.  If I then purchased a new computer I had the disk and could load it at will on it.  With Steam, I buy it, but no disk.  If I get a new machine, then there are hoops, and hoops to jump thru.  And if the internet is not up, then I can't game.  I don't multiplayer any games and don't want to.  But, Steam is the new wave of things and it is here to stay.  In my town it is becoming more and more difficult to find PC games.  So, I may despise Steam, but soon it may be the only kid on the block.  And I do like the way Steam handles Skyrim mods; give them kudos for that. 
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Post by: the_antithesis on October 12, 2014, 01:30:07 PM
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In a perfect world I would go to a computer store and buy my game on a disk.

Ha.

Luddite.
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 12, 2014, 02:29:07 PM
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Speaking of Steam--despise it.  But I've grown to accept it.  In a perfect world I would go to a computer store and buy my game on a disk.  Bring it home, load it (hate those fucking keys to load it) and then play it.  I would not have to worry about the internet; so I could play without it with no worry.
In a perfect world, I'd be playing the latest releases the instant they're developed for free on friggin' insane hardware.  And I'd have Natalie Dormer and $50 million worth of 40k merchandise in my always sunny and warm beachfront condo in Montreal.  And I'd pilot a Mad Cat MkII and alpha strike surrealist art galleries and punt nazi-gremlins into the sun. But we don't live in a perfect world.  We live in a world were there's just two ways to push over digital content:  1) write it to disk, package and ship it to a store until someone walks in and buys it, takes it home, and installs it.  2) make it available online for people to buy, download, and install.

I vastly prefer method #2.  Cheaper, faster, easier wins every time.  Sure, you have to have an internet connection, and that might have been a problem back in the mid-90s, but that's not a huge barrier anymore.

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If I then purchased a new computer I had the disk and could load it at will on it.
Yep.  Until you lose track of the disk or it gets damaged by a certain nameless family member who literally thought the optical disk tray was a cupholder. JENNIFER.

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  With Steam, I buy it, but no disk.  If I get a new machine, then there are hoops, and hoops to jump thru.
1) login Steam
2) download/play game

Such a terrible burden.

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And if the internet is not up, then I can't game.
I can and have on more than one occasion.  But unless you live in the sticks or somewhere where the president is known as Dear Leader, internet access isn't that hard to come by.

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I don't multiplayer any games and don't want to.
(http://i.imgur.com/l2sJi.gif)

Wow.  Just wow.  Granted, online gameplay has gotten not entirely unfairly criticized as 12-year-olds shouting obscenities, but damn, no multiplayer games at all?  Not even co-op Diablo 2 or Mario Cart or something?!

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But, Steam is the new wave of things and it is here to stay.  In my town it is becoming more and more difficult to find PC games.  So, I may despise Steam, but soon it may be the only kid on the block.  And I do like the way Steam handles Skyrim mods; give them kudos for that.
There are other digital platforms (GOG, for example), but it seems like your problem is more fundamental than just a dislike of Steam.  And yeah, the brick-and-mortar model is dying out for PC gaming.  Get used to it.  And may Gaben forgive your blasphemies against his Gift.  For such is his glorious and portly beneficence that heretics and peasants kneel in his sight and are reborn.  Praise his name!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 12, 2014, 02:41:08 PM
I use GOG for heroes 2, can't remner my account though
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 12, 2014, 04:23:23 PM
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Ha.

Luddite.
Ha!  :smiley: I guess so.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 12, 2014, 04:32:39 PM
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Wow.  Just wow.  Granted, online gameplay has gotten not entirely unfairly criticized as 12-year-olds shouting obscenities, but damn, no multiplayer games at all?  Not even co-op Diablo 2 or Mario Cart or something?!
There are other digital platforms (GOG, for example), but it seems like your problem is more fundamental than just a dislike of Steam.  And yeah, the brick-and-mortar model is dying out for PC gaming.  Get used to it.  And may Gaben forgive your blasphemies against his Gift.  For such is his glorious and portly beneficence that heretics and peasants kneel in his sight and are reborn.  Praise his name!

First, where did you get that gif of me?????
And I  had it explained to me--so you see, I'm a luddite.  And who is Gaben??  Maybe I could be reborn?!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 12, 2014, 07:18:03 PM
I don't see why anyone would despise Steam. But I guess to each his own. Even with games I have on disk there is downloading that has to be done to re-patch things for updates.

Plus with steam, I get to share my friend's library and play anything he has in there.

Origin sucks. FUCK origin. The only reason I have that installed it to watch for when they give things like battlefield and dragon age away for free. Because they're trying to make up for completely sucking as a company.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 12, 2014, 07:22:56 PM
Alright, already.  I don't really despise Steam--I did, but I have made peace with it and myself.  i had a huge issue s couple of years ago when I had a virus attack of epic size--destroyed my computer.  Junked it and got a new one and had some difficult times with Steam and it's support.  Not the best support I've ever had.  But that is then and it has changed and it is the way things are going game wise.  So, I'm on board.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 12, 2014, 07:42:22 PM
Yeah steam support can really suck.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 13, 2014, 01:24:42 AM
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And who is Gaben??  Maybe I could be reborn?!
(http://i.imgur.com/BAAFzNG.jpg)

Basically, he's the co-founder of Valve (a company with a pretty solid reputation for very good games, albeit lamentably lacking a third installment) and the man behind Steam (a digital distribution system for PC games).  This distribution system completely bypasses the brick-and-mortar stores and delivers a freakin' colossal selection of games directly to PC gamers at bargain prices.  As someone who remembers having to hit multiple stores to buy some of my old games and could rarely get much of a deal on them, this is a HUGE improvement.  And on top of that, this digital distribution system allows indie games to really take off that wouldn't have been able to afford shelf space at physical stores.  And this combination of wide selection, immediate access, cheap price, and easy installation has really done a lot to keep the PC gaming industry afloat in an age of both piracy and heavy competition from consoles.

Plus, Gabe generally seems like a very down-to-earth and amiable guy who shares the same passion for playing games that most gamers have.  Naturally, he tends to inspire fervent loyalty.

P.S. - plus this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Wolpaw).  Good Guy Gaben.
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Post by: Mike Cl on October 13, 2014, 09:10:28 AM
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(http://i.imgur.com/BAAFzNG.jpg)

Basically, he's the co-founder of Valve (a company with a pretty solid reputation for very good games, albeit lamentably lacking a third installment) and the man behind Steam (a digital distribution system for PC games).  This distribution system completely bypasses the brick-and-mortar stores and delivers a freakin' colossal selection of games directly to PC gamers at bargain prices.  As someone who remembers having to hit multiple stores to buy some of my old games and could rarely get much of a deal on them, this is a HUGE improvement.  And on top of that, this digital distribution system allows indie games to really take off that wouldn't have been able to afford shelf space at physical stores.  And this combination of wide selection, immediate access, cheap price, and easy installation has really done a lot to keep the PC gaming industry afloat in an age of both piracy and heavy competition from consoles.

Plus, Gabe generally seems like a very down-to-earth and amiable guy who shares the same passion for playing games that most gamers have.  Naturally, he tends to inspire fervent loyalty.

P.S. - plus this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Wolpaw).  Good Guy Gaben.

Thanks for the education.  He seems like my kind of guy.  You touched on the indie games Steam handles, and that point, until now, escaped me.  That alone would make enduring Steam support worth the deal.  Some of those indie games seem to be on the cutting edge of the gaming experience.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 13, 2014, 12:31:50 PM
I cast Armageddon!

then Flee from battle
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 13, 2014, 01:40:55 PM
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I cast Armageddon!

then Flee from battle
Ha!  That only works if the caster is good-aligned and the targets are evil-aligned.  :P



...okay, it works.  *fights celestials for a few minutes*
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 13, 2014, 01:42:56 PM
Okay, Hydra, joined my first multiplayer game today.  Am downloading DayZ right now.  In another 2 hrs. it should be done downloading.  That part is a real pain. 
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 13, 2014, 01:44:30 PM
Have fun waiting to be robbed and murdered.  Or alternatively, robbing and murdering.  :)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 13, 2014, 01:55:46 PM
Archeage went publicly for install. I have it installed and am going to be trying it soon
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 13, 2014, 03:35:01 PM
So I was digging around in the DLC for DA, and there's a weapon that can be sold for 379 gold

Holy crap 0.o

Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 13, 2014, 06:10:30 PM
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Have fun waiting to be robbed and murdered.  Or alternatively, robbing and murdering.  :)
I think I will be robbed and murdered quite a bit before I can begin robbing and murdering myself.  Been killed 3 times already--damn zombies are fast.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 13, 2014, 07:38:04 PM
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I think I will be robbed and murdered quite a bit before I can begin robbing and murdering myself.  Been killed 3 times already--damn zombies are fast.
Lol I have a hard enough time dealing with other players in Rust which doesn't even have zombies. I can't imagine have to also deal with zombies.

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mr.Obvious on October 13, 2014, 08:35:53 PM
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I love Blades of Steel!  First fighting game I ever played.  Threw more punches than a Kool-aid delivery guy.  Good times.


I can honestly say I've not had as much fun playing any other videogame in years as I've just had playing Blades of Steel with three friends. It was glorious.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 13, 2014, 10:24:50 PM
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Lol I have a hard enough time dealing with other players in Rust which doesn't even have zombies. I can't imagine have to also deal with zombies.

Sent from your mom
I picked Dayz because of the graphics.  But I may have been better off going with Rust.  I have scouted around for over 90 min., and have found 2 apples to eat, and not a thing else.  I've been in 30+ houses and 4/5 factories and not a thing---except zeds; they are everywhere and I've died 14/15 times.  This is turning into a real bore.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 13, 2014, 10:26:45 PM
lol yeah. I die a lot in Rust. I've made a shack and just stood there while other players tore down my door, killed me, then looted me... hahaha

Once you get a groove going, it becomes less of a bore and it gets fun though.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 15, 2014, 11:26:54 AM
Well, Pickle, I have about 6 hrs into Dayz.  For my labors I have found 4 apples (6 rotten ones) and 3 barries, three water pumps and a pond to drink from.  That's it.  On yeah--dozens and dozens of zombies.  Nobody else or anything else.  Well, several empty factories, train stations, homes, farms, sheds, etc, but that 's it.  Death is usually by freezing to death, some by zombie bites and some from starvation.  And two blue screen crashes.  Think I'll let this alpha simmer for awhile before I try again. 

How is Mordor coming along?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on October 15, 2014, 12:13:58 PM
How many that play Mass Effect 3 have found out that when playing femme Shep that Kaiden is her brother? Or Liara is part Krogan, and has a sister that is part Hanar? Every day I play this game I find new interesting things.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on October 16, 2014, 05:31:17 PM
So I finally got the Intellivision Flashback system and it's pretty cool.

(http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/files/images/Intellivision%20Flashback%20-%20AA.preview.jpg)

As one might expect, this system is already emulated fairly well, so why bother? Because of the controllers, motherfucker. Those Intellivision controllers are difficult to replicate with a keyboard and mouse. Since the system was built on two-player sports games, it leads to awkward "keyboard twister" when playing. Even then, the control is not the same since that disk directional pad was 16 directions. Keyboards are just not set up to replicate this.

I played it a bit and found some games that were fucking impossible, like Vectron to still be fucking impossible, but I did better than I ever have before. And that disk still fucking kills your thumb faster than any other game controller ever made. No, don't bother trying to tell me about some game that used the edge of a razor blade and sulfuric acid. The Intellivision disk still hurts more. I have got to find out how to hook this up to my PC so I can use it with an emulator.

A problem with the system is it lacks some of the better games for the system because they either came from third party publishers, like Activision, or were licensed games, such as Burgertime. But there is still much to love here.

I played a length game of World Championship Baseball with my reluctant brother last night and trounced him soundly as he learned how the game worked again. He did improve, but not enough. I did have help as my nephew played for a bit before giving up when he was beating his dad 15 to zip.

So it's still a fun little system. The same company has flashback consoles for Atari 2600, Colecovision and Sega Genesis, but I think I like the INTY better.
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Post by: Mike Cl on October 16, 2014, 06:19:53 PM
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So I finally got the Intellivision Flashback system and it's pretty cool.

(http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/files/images/Intellivision%20Flashback%20-%20AA.preview.jpg)

As one might expect, this system is already emulated fairly well, so why bother? Because of the controllers, motherfucker. Those Intellivision controllers are difficult to replicate with a keyboard and mouse. Since the system was built on two-player sports games, it leads to awkward "keyboard twister" when playing. Even then, the control is not the same since that disk directional pad was 16 directions. Keyboards are just not set up to replicate this.

I played it a bit and found some games that were fucking impossible, like Vectron to still be fucking impossible, but I did better than I ever have before. And that disk still fucking kills your thumb faster than any other game controller ever made. No, don't bother trying to tell me about some game that used the edge of a razor blade and sulfuric acid. The Intellivision disk still hurts more. I have got to find out how to hook this up to my PC so I can use it with an emulator.

A problem with the system is it lacks some of the better games for the system because they either came from third party publishers, like Activision, or were licensed games, such as Burgertime. But there is still much to love here.

I played a length game of World Championship Baseball with my reluctant brother last night and trounced him soundly as he learned how the game worked again. He did improve, but not enough. I did have help as my nephew played for a bit before giving up when he was beating his dad 15 to zip.

So it's still a fun little system. The same company has flashback consoles for Atari 2600, Colecovision and Sega Genesis, but I think I like the INTY better.
What a rush of memories!  My dad and I spent many hours playing baseball.  And tournament Shark, Shark!  We played 7/8 games--can't remember them all right now.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 16, 2014, 07:04:16 PM
I decided to mess with my super Christian friend because he keeps posting bible quotes and things on FB, I just kept quoting Chaplains and Imperial Guards from DoW

Unfortunately...all of his Christian buddies thought I was submitting myself before God

I still laughed though
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 16, 2014, 07:18:30 PM
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I decided to mess with my super Christian friend because he keeps posting bible quotes and things on FB, I just kept quoting Chaplains and Imperial Guards from DoW

Unfortunately...all of his Christian buddies thought I was submitting myself before God

I still laughed though
Faith is purest when it is unquestioning.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on October 16, 2014, 07:28:50 PM
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I decided to mess with my super Christian friend because he keeps posting bible quotes and things on FB, I just kept quoting Chaplains and Imperial Guards from DoW

Unfortunately...all of his Christian buddies thought I was submitting myself before God

I still laughed though
"I have a little faith!" Femme Shep.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 16, 2014, 07:43:22 PM
It is better to die for him, than live for yourself
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 16, 2014, 09:22:03 PM
Let's talk Steam.  What do you guys think about curators and the discovery queue?

So far, I've looked at 500+ games and said Not Interested to about half of them and I'm following a grand total of about 12.  So...it's looking pretty hit and miss and miss and miss. 

They seem to take perverse pleasure in recommending to me roguelikes and indie stealth puzzlers and every match 3 known to man.  It's like the games library from hell.  In actually, I'm mainly interested in huge open-world RPGs like Skyrim, futuristic RTS games like Dawn of War, and space games like Freelancer.

Out of all the games in the queue, the only one I'm actually prepared to buy in the near future is The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: _Xenu_ on October 16, 2014, 09:42:59 PM
I haven't noticed the curators queue thing specifically, but steam does seem to be recommending alot of stuff I wouldn't buy lately. Most of it in $50 or range or so, where I don't bite anyway.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 16, 2014, 10:16:55 PM
Steam--I don't mind the queue.  I usually put my own filters on my game searches anyway.  But they had a couple of games I'm sort of interested.  I'm really in the mood for another Skyrim-like game.  And I realize they don't come along very often.  Anyway, looking at Alien:Isolation; Europea Universalis IV (think this is related to a Civ game) and Warbrand.  But Hydra has me looking at Dawn of War, Freelancer, and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter--looks promising.  I do look at at the games ratings with a google search as well as the Steam users.  I like to watch some you tube about them if I can. 
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 16, 2014, 10:20:10 PM
I just really wish there was a "find game like ____" option.  Oh well.

On the plus side, I can finally filter out all that early access garbage.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 16, 2014, 11:10:18 PM
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Well, Pickle, I have about 6 hrs into Dayz.  For my labors I have found 4 apples (6 rotten ones) and 3 barries, three water pumps and a pond to drink from.  That's it.  On yeah--dozens and dozens of zombies.  Nobody else or anything else.  Well, several empty factories, train stations, homes, farms, sheds, etc, but that 's it.  Death is usually by freezing to death, some by zombie bites and some from starvation.  And two blue screen crashes.  Think I'll let this alpha simmer for awhile before I try again. 

How is Mordor coming along?

Haha the one of the days right after I got Rust, I accidently went 14 straight hours on it. I didn't eat or drink any fluids. I was hurting the next day because of lack of nourishment. I befriended this other player that helped me make a house with a metal door and we shared it and stored all our supplies in it. The next day we were both playing and he walked out for a second, and a new guy came in and started bashing my head in with a rock... it was the same guy. He changed his steam name before he came in and since it was his door, he was able to kill me, and when I respawned, he changed the lock so I couldn't come in. I lost so much trust in everyone in that game hahaha It's fun though if you have some one to build with as a real ally.


Mordor is amazing. The story is well done, the game play is also well done. Just a great game in every aspect. I recommend it fully.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 18, 2014, 12:21:57 PM
Steam.............it can be irritating at times.
A funny thing happened on my way to Mordor.  It took 12 hrs to download to my computer!!!!  Not sure I would have bought it if I'd have know.  Anyway, while it was downloading I checked out Civ V.  I loved Civ 3 and played it for months.  Somehow did not play Civ V--but got into it during the download.  So, I guess I'll have to get rid of this Civ V addiction before I get into Mordor.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 18, 2014, 02:40:12 PM
What is your Internet speed?

Sent from your mom

Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 18, 2014, 05:09:12 PM
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What is your Internet speed?

Sent from your mom
Must be slow, slower, slowest.......................
Pickles how can you tell???
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 18, 2014, 05:20:34 PM
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Must be slow, slower, slowest.......................
Pickles how can you tell???
Because it takes me 10 min to install  a 20 gig game from steam lol

Sent from your mom
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 18, 2014, 06:05:15 PM
my internet speed sucks, but I also relying on wifi since I have no hardline up here
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 19, 2014, 12:59:45 AM
16Mbps here.  Pitiful.

I just heard that South Korea is switching over to 10Gbps soon (http://stopthecap.com/2014/10/14/south-korea-prepares-10gbps-broadband-transfer-1gb-file-0-8-seconds/).  Lucky bastards.
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 19, 2014, 01:01:03 AM
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Must be slow, slower, slowest.......................
Pickles how can you tell???
http://www.speedtest.net/

(it helps to run it when you aren't downloading anything or have a bunch of tabs up)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 19, 2014, 01:42:54 AM
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16Mbps here.  Pitiful.

I just heard that South Korea is switching over to 10Gbps soon (http://stopthecap.com/2014/10/14/south-korea-prepares-10gbps-broadband-transfer-1gb-file-0-8-seconds/).  Lucky bastards.
Yeah. I rewired my internet so I don't need wifi anymore. It feels good

(http://speedof.me/result/141018154412-51114.png)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 19, 2014, 01:52:59 AM
Just found my new favorite game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldmpROBMJvk

"Play as ancient squid monsters from another dimension or as giant killer robots."

"The tone, character, and pacing of a Command & Conquer game mixed with the mammoth battles of an Annihilation game."

(http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/stop_penis_erect_archer.gif)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 19, 2014, 08:48:34 AM
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http://www.speedtest.net/

(it helps to run it when you aren't downloading anything or have a bunch of tabs up)
Thanks for the website.  Do you use Ookla?  Is it legit?  Anyway, my download speed is 10.39.  But I'm not sure how that relates--is that good or bad?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 19, 2014, 10:22:15 AM
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Thanks for the website.  Do you use Ookla?  Is it legit?
Yes.

Quote
Anyway, my download speed is 10.39.  But I'm not sure how that relates--is that good or bad?
Around the average for the united states.

(https://d28wbuch0jlv7v.cloudfront.net/images/infografik/normal/chartoftheday_2783_Top_10_Countries_With_Fastest_Internet_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on October 19, 2014, 04:53:07 PM
Damn--I guess I need to get a South Korean computer.

And as usual these days, the US is way down on the list.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 19, 2014, 07:34:32 PM
FREE XCOM key for steam!!!!!!!!!

http://www.pcgamer.com/free-xcom-games-now-being-dispatched/
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 19, 2014, 07:51:05 PM
http://store.steampowered.com/app/321110/

Just found this game called "Fist of Jesus" hahhahaah
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on October 19, 2014, 08:26:36 PM
BTW. I want to make a dota 2 team/ steady group of people that would like to party up. If you want to play Dota with me, let me know and we can pm each other Steam info if we aren't already steam friends. I have a teamspeak server and everything.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on October 20, 2014, 12:13:33 AM
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Just found my new favorite game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldmpROBMJvk

"Play as ancient squid monsters from another dimension or as giant killer robots."

"The tone, character, and pacing of a Command & Conquer game mixed with the mammoth battles of an Annihilation game."

(http://www.reactiongifs.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/stop_penis_erect_archer.gif)

That was amazing :D.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 20, 2014, 01:21:35 AM
Yeah, it's a real shame that it's well short of its kickstarter goal.  (15 days left and it's over a million bucks short)  Great game concept, though.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on October 20, 2014, 06:21:57 PM
Eggxactly.

(http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Rob/the-mountain-man.png)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 20, 2014, 06:53:11 PM
Ideally, it's getting to experience a title at an extremely early stage of development and watch it get more and more fleshed out.

Realistically, it's playing a hot mess that may never actually be released at all and throwing your money out the window in the process.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 20, 2014, 07:02:52 PM
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Eggxactly.

(http://www.explosm.net/db/files/Comics/Rob/the-mountain-man.png)
I bought an early access game because I watched it on twitch and liked it and decided it was worth my 20 bucks
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 21, 2014, 01:28:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JHSnzX6.png)


A dev exploded on twitter (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-10-21-valve-pulls-game-from-steam-following-devs-tweet-threatening-gabe-newell) (which btw, is a super good idea) because his recently released game was incorrectly labelled early access, and the death threat thing got his game pulled from Steam.  He also ranted that it's unfair that you can only publish a game on steam during 9-5 business hours monday through friday, that Steam has a monopoly, and that because of all this drama, he's going to quit the industry.

Gabe Newell is reportedly unfazed, challenging his attacker to make his first two shots count because he's never going to get a third.
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Post by: Shiranu on October 21, 2014, 01:41:56 AM
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(http://i.imgur.com/JHSnzX6.png)


A dev exploded on twitter (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-10-21-valve-pulls-game-from-steam-following-devs-tweet-threatening-gabe-newell) (which btw, is a super good idea) because his recently released game was incorrectly labelled early access, and the death threat thing got his game pulled from Steam.  He also ranted that it's unfair that you can only publish a game on steam during 9-5 business hours monday through friday, that Steam has a monopoly, and that because of all this drama, he's going to quit the industry.

Gabe Newell is reportedly unfazed, challenging his attacker to make his first two shots count because he's never going to get a third.

I mean, I realize it's his livelyhood... but fuck, people be salty over the stupidest shit these days.
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 21, 2014, 01:50:05 AM
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I mean, I realize it's his livelyhood... but fuck, people be salty over the stupidest shit these days.
Not just his livelihood, but everyone on the team.  It's an indie studio, so that's not many, but damn, that's one hell of a way to lose a job.  Probably doesn't do wonders for the ol' resume, either.  "Code Avarice, eh?  Why'd you leave?"  "Well..."
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Post by: BarkAtTheMoon on October 21, 2014, 05:24:13 PM
Quote
.... Gabe Newell is reportedly unfazed, challenging his attacker to make his first two shots count because he's never going to get a third.

That kind of makes it sound like it's an elaborate Half Life 3 joke. Sure the source wasn't a gamer version of the Onion?

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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 22, 2014, 04:09:13 AM
Just got back from an Injustice tournament. My friend is the top player for his character (Lobo) world wide and he was competing. He won too! it was pretty amazing and now I have added Injustice to my game collection in hopes that I can be somewhere near those guys' level hahaha
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 22, 2014, 08:01:20 AM
(http://tor-fashion.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2013/09/17/cassus-fett/CassusFettMaleClose.png)
Got this armor in Tor

I do stuff too
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 22, 2014, 10:49:32 AM
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That kind of makes it sound like it's an elaborate Half Life 3 joke. Sure the source wasn't a gamer version of the Onion?
I threw that in myself.  And yes, it's a reference to Valve's notable lack of trilogies.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 22, 2014, 11:43:36 AM
I'd give him a good slap for monopolizing PC gaming, but nah, I wouldn't kill him.

Now Mac Walters on the other hand, I'd give him a good beatdown, or a kick to the balls at least
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Post by: eylul on October 22, 2014, 02:26:42 PM
Does anyone play DOTA 2 or League of Legends? :)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 22, 2014, 02:42:21 PM
I play Dota 2. I used to play League of Legends though
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 22, 2014, 03:33:31 PM
Dooooooohhhhtttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassaaaaaaaaaa

Been playing a lot of ToR recently, found some free time
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 22, 2014, 04:54:17 PM
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Dooooooohhhhtttttaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassaaaaaaaaaa

Been playing a lot of ToR recently, found some free time

What is ToR?
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Post by: eylul on October 22, 2014, 05:36:06 PM
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What is ToR?
I think it's a game of Star Wars called The Old Republic.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 22, 2014, 06:46:19 PM
Yep, good old Star wars. Fun game, but it does get boring at times

always good to see another gamer, and you're amongst good atheist gamer company here :)

Just please don't like the ME3 ending's that's my only demand
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 22, 2014, 08:44:08 PM
Rift right now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBylgxz9XVQ

Feels great to be leveling again, though.  *waves goodbye to mediocre level 60 epics*
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 22, 2014, 08:51:43 PM
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Rift right now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBylgxz9XVQ

Feels great to be leveling again, though.  *waves goodbye to mediocre level 60 epics*

Have you played ArcheAge yet? I like it and it's made by the same people
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Post by: Hydra009 on October 22, 2014, 08:59:12 PM
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Have you played ArcheAge yet? I like it and it's made by the same people
My roommate's into it.  Not my cup of tea, especially the combat, but I do like the hang-gliders and ships.  I tend to shy away from open PVP, though.  I'm a carebear to the point that I try to assist other PCs if they look like they're in trouble.
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Post by: Desdinova on October 23, 2014, 10:00:46 AM
My son got me into Diablo III on the XBone.  Now I'm hooked.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Savior2006 on October 23, 2014, 02:03:06 PM
I'm probably going to sell Destiny.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 24, 2014, 10:01:12 AM
So DA3 comes out, next month? December?

I'm wary of it, DA2 sucked and the art style/gameplay form DA3 doesn't look too spectacular, but possibly worth a try. ME4 comes out next year too, so does Halo 5

EQN is supposed to hit soon too, first new mmo for me in a while
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Solitary on October 24, 2014, 12:43:42 PM
She's still my girlfriend: (http://i.imgur.com/afsOG0l.jpg) (http://imgur.com/afsOG0l)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 24, 2014, 01:43:23 PM
(http://www.thehentaiworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Asari-Mass-Effect-Hentai-Image-TheHentaiWorld-16.jpg)

Asari superior
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Post by: the_antithesis on October 26, 2014, 02:06:56 PM
So, I've decided against getting a Colecovision Flashback.

(http://dgc.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pDGC1-19307725v380.jpg)

It took a bit to reach this conclusion. But I have several reasons why I don't really want it.

First, I didn't have access to a Colecovision when I was a kid. I don't get a nostalgia hit off playing it. I'll admit this may be a big part of it.

Second, unlike the Intellivision, the Colecovision had a library built mostly out of arcade translations. While there may be some nice, original games what I mostly see are arcade translations. Or worse, ports of Atari 2600 games, like Pitfall! or Moonsweeper. These are kind of pointless while MAME exists and you can play the actual arcade game and not a lackluster port. And the ports are lackluster. The Donkey Kong port (not included in the Flashback) lacks the opening intro where DK climbs the building. They did make a version called Super DK for the ADAM computer that has the intro, but still lacks touches like death animation. The Coleco games just plain feel slapdash. Like they were relying on the "superior" graphics to make the system sell but they don't play very well. It's slippery and loose feeling with cheap deaths at every turn.

I'm sure there are some decent games for this system. I just don't know what they are. Nor do I know if they're included in the Flashback console.

On top of this, the Atari and Intellivision Flashbacks I have are kind of sitting and gathering dust right now. I am a sad bastard. But since I don't really like the Colecovision, it would definitely just sit even more.

I was going to post somewhere to get someone to convince me to get this thing anyway, but I decided against that, too. Fans are fans and they love the thing in spite of the flaws I've listed because of that all important nostalgia hit.

It's a bit disappointing, really. But it does show how systems can age poorly, especially when they take the easy route. It's why they have an Atari 2600 Flashback and not an Atari 5200 Flashback. Or 7800. Or Sega Master System.
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Post by: Solitary on October 26, 2014, 02:15:00 PM
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(http://www.thehentaiworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Asari-Mass-Effect-Hentai-Image-TheHentaiWorld-16.jpg)

Asari superior
Jack agrees with you.  (http://imgur.com/2P9yjFu)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 26, 2014, 02:32:09 PM
You know we're gonna end up getting in trouble again
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Post by: Solitary on October 26, 2014, 02:48:15 PM
If I had posted what I wanted to, I would have gotten banned from the forum.  :eek: :axe:
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 26, 2014, 06:43:53 PM
Come on guys.  No porn. especially in the public part of the forum.

Sent from your mom

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Post by: the_antithesis on October 26, 2014, 06:44:24 PM
Sorry.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 26, 2014, 07:35:16 PM
I did not post porn good sir, I made very concise efforts not to do so
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 26, 2014, 08:33:25 PM
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I did not post porn good sir, I made very concise efforts not to do so
Yes. Thank you for posting censored pics and not one of a futanari ramming a girl in the ass.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on October 26, 2014, 09:05:24 PM
im not the biggest fan of futa anyway

Or mass effect porn

Go figure
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Post by: Solitary on October 27, 2014, 06:31:43 PM
I am! Is nudity considered porn? Is Camel toes considered porn? Please define porn!  :butt:
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Post by: PickelledEggs on October 28, 2014, 12:52:18 AM
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I am! Is nudity considered porn? Is Camel toes considered porn? Please define porn!  :butt:
It doesn't matter if you are a fan of it or not. It's simply not allowed in the forum. We have members on the site that don't want to see it,  and they were very clear about that a while back. In fact if memory serves correctly, you were a part of that discussion.

Sent from your mom
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on October 30, 2014, 12:13:52 PM
Nobody cares about 1080p, that's why I'm writing an article about it. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2014/10/28/far-cry-4-dev-nobody-cares-about-1080p/)

While I do think that the gaming community at times does put little too much emphasis on graphics (aesthetics and gameplay are more important, imho), it's pretty sad that "next-gen" content isn't keeping pace with dated PC graphics.  And worse, claiming that only a "vocal minority" would care about graphics.  These aren't just numbers, resolution and framerate does substantively affect the gaming experience.  For a dev to not care about this stuff is just baffling.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on October 30, 2014, 11:20:20 PM
I'm really looking forward to Homeworld and Homeworld 2 Remastered. Release Date: December 31, 2014
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Post by: kilodelta on November 01, 2014, 05:16:44 PM
After three years of shooting and another two of editing, my first video is complete.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7rr7l1xuhM[/youtube]
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 01, 2014, 11:57:19 PM
Just played the most intense game of DoTA 2 ever.

80 min and I did not know who was going to win even til the last min. Such an exciting match. Plus some guy from the opposite team friended me and gave me a free game! lol

Here is the full match details (http://dotabank.com/replays/998412130)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 05, 2014, 02:34:52 AM
LOLOL I played an Injustice competition tonight. I got DEMOLISHED, but it was hilarious.

Here is the stream. The part with me starts around 1:15:00 I am dressed as Sanic the Heghog  http://www.twitch.tv/8wayrun/b/585411030
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 06, 2014, 12:20:59 AM
I'm thinking of getting minecraft.... IDK. we will see
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on November 06, 2014, 03:18:58 PM
I stayed up all night playing Minecraft when I first got it. By the morning, I had a tower that hit the sky ceiling. That doesn't sound too fun, but it was.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 06, 2014, 03:28:04 PM
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I stayed up all night playing Minecraft when I first got it. By the morning, I had a tower that hit the sky ceiling. That doesn't sound too fun, but it was.

THAT'S IT. I'm getting it.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 07, 2014, 09:26:13 PM
Ok so I got minecraft... And I have a lot of learning to do.... hahahaha

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--qOw8koA5--/japbcvpavbzau9dbuaxf.jpg)
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Post by: kilodelta on November 07, 2014, 11:11:32 PM
Torches (lights) prevent enemy spawns. An enclosed lighted area or mine is normally a good thing for night.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VWnQHS-ffs[/youtube]


Also, have a shovel, pick axe, and axe with you at all times.


http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Crafting (http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Crafting)




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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 08, 2014, 12:56:13 AM
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Torches (lights) prevent enemy spawns. An enclosed lighted area or mine is normally a good thing for night.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VWnQHS-ffs[/youtube]


Also, have a shovel, pick axe, and axe with you at all times.


http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Crafting (http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Crafting)






sawwweeeeeet. Do you play on a public server? or do you play solo?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on November 08, 2014, 01:28:34 PM
I tend to play solo or with my son on a local LAN game.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 08, 2014, 02:51:52 PM
So I recently learned that one of my favorite games from when I was a kid had a fanmade sequel created last year, and it looks like it might be decent, Army Men III...I like the sound of that.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on November 10, 2014, 06:49:17 PM
When will Steam develop a emulator for Windows so that games that can't run on current Windows OS can run out of Steam? They can call it Wondows. (because it's a wonder they can't emulate old Windows)

I'd like to play those WinXP games...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 11, 2014, 12:21:24 PM
think im gonna get DA3 soon, might as well pay the extra 10 bucks for the super edition
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 11, 2014, 01:13:27 PM
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When will Steam develop a emulator for Windows so that games that can't run on current Windows OS can run out of Steam? They can call it Wondows. (because it's a wonder they can't emulate old Windows)

I'd like to play those WinXP games...
Doesn't WINE do that? Although I never tried running it on windows...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on November 11, 2014, 02:13:48 PM
That may work. I'll look into it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 12, 2014, 11:52:36 AM
Watching two girls play Assasin's Creed in the public area at school, its laggy as fuck
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Post by: Desdinova on November 12, 2014, 11:57:43 AM
Been playing Lords of the Fallen.

(http://img.pandawhale.com/101379-Jim-Carrey-I-like-it-alot-gif-GflM.gif)
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Post by: _Xenu_ on November 12, 2014, 06:32:14 PM
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Watching two girls play Assasin's Creed in the public area at school, its laggy as fuck
Yeah, I have one of those, I think 4. The optimization for PC is piss poor. Too bad really, it seemed like such a beautiful game.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 14, 2014, 11:15:58 AM
Bought my copy of DA 3 today, 70 bucks, not so bad
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 15, 2014, 07:01:16 AM
$70!?

Sent from your mom

Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 15, 2014, 09:38:08 AM
I splurged and got the deluxe edition
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on November 15, 2014, 12:25:41 PM
I've cut my video game budget because I bought an awesome new computer. I'd love to run DA3 on it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 15, 2014, 12:51:02 PM
If you've got the equipment, there's nothing like giving it a good test, plan on tarting it on nightmare too

Gotta go hardcore up in here
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 15, 2014, 01:24:38 PM
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I splurged and got the deluxe edition
Ooohhhhh ok. That's worth it then.

Sent from your mom

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Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 16, 2014, 08:48:27 AM
fan of dnd? you have to watch this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOUksDJCijw

funny as hell
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on November 16, 2014, 07:59:01 PM
I saw that a while ago on Netflix... it's not on there any longer. But, shit. I liked it.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 18, 2014, 02:28:26 PM
Just got my copy, SOB is four disks, been forever since I had a four disk game

should be fun
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 18, 2014, 04:49:13 PM
Going to another Injustice competition. I'll probably be eliminated immediately but it's fun either way. :lol:
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 19, 2014, 11:47:55 AM
Good luck man!
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 19, 2014, 02:01:00 PM
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Good luck man!
The competition didn't even run... lol It was too cold for some people (babies), plus a big fighting-game tournament is coming up and apparently some people don't like competing in small tournaments before a huge one...

I got to play for free with some good Injustice players though! I finally don't completely suck! I only partially suck! :biggrin:
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Post by: Shiranu on November 19, 2014, 02:29:21 PM
Dragon age is bloody addictive, and my main char looks a lot like Elizabeth from bioshock which is bad ass.

That is all.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 19, 2014, 02:33:42 PM
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/7126/alistairruggedsmile2.jpg)


Alistair approves <3 (+6)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on November 23, 2014, 07:42:25 PM
http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/legacy-of-the-void/#header


YYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: kilodelta on November 23, 2014, 08:23:47 PM
Objective-based Co-op for SC2 looks fun. I'm more of a PVE guy than a PVP.

"Join the battle with a friend in an open-ended cooperative experience. Choose a powerful commander from your favorite race and fight in diverse scenarios with dynamic, campaign-style objectives. Level up your commander to gain access to new units, abilities, and customization options for your army. The time is now. The theater of war awaits, commander."
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 23, 2014, 08:43:53 PM
I stopped playing Starcraft for a while, but when I saw that today, I opened it up again. I instantly got frustrated and closed the game, but I might try and ease myself in again.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 23, 2014, 09:33:07 PM
Been playing a ton of Dragon age, the reason I haven't been as active recently, pretty damn good

hard as hell too
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 23, 2014, 09:34:50 PM
Also getting Nostalgic for WCIII, might end up playing that again soon
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Post by: Hydra009 on November 24, 2014, 02:37:02 AM
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Also getting Nostalgic for WCIII, might end up playing that again soon
I liked WCIII but the damn upkeep mechanic frustrated the hell out of me.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 24, 2014, 01:34:21 PM
Yeah, I wished they could have changed that up a bit, though I have find memories of human base building, still I felt like the game might hve been a bit unbalanced, but the las time I playe I was maybe 15 or 16, so I  understandably sucked at RTS games
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 24, 2014, 01:43:15 PM
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I liked WCIII but the damn upkeep mechanic frustrated the hell out of me.
Same
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Post by: kilodelta on November 24, 2014, 10:12:25 PM
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr2GdRBDOmU[/youtube]
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Post by: Hydra009 on November 24, 2014, 11:46:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/LJkmLNM.jpg)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on November 26, 2014, 03:24:23 PM
Fuck Steam sales, more than half of my games library is of games I will probably never play, not because I don't want to, but because I don't have time to.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on November 26, 2014, 04:37:37 PM
Those damned green boxes... My wishlist popped up with many of those bastards today.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 26, 2014, 06:09:14 PM
Damn you Newell!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 27, 2014, 11:47:53 PM
finally beat it

it felt

so good
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Post by: PickelledEggs on November 28, 2014, 01:12:00 AM
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finally beat it

it felt

so good
The new DA?
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on November 28, 2014, 08:03:28 AM
Eeyup
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on December 01, 2014, 05:47:12 AM
(http://v.cdn.cad-comic.com/comics/sillies-20141121-b321e.gif)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 01, 2014, 06:46:38 AM
The hinterlands never ends, it just keeps going, it's like the numerical theory, or the fuck train! It has no breaks!

It does not end!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on December 02, 2014, 07:25:33 PM
So much for 9...

Quote
"Windows 10 is an upcoming version of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Unveiled on September 30, 2014, it is scheduled to be released in late 2015.[1]

First hinted at in April 2014 at the Build Conference, Windows 10 aims to address shortcomings in the user interface introduced by Windows 8 by improving the user experience for non-touchscreen devices (such as desktop computers and laptops), including a revival of the Start menu seen in Windows 7, a virtual desktop system, and the ability to run Windows Store apps within windows on the desktop as well as in full-screen mode. Windows 10 will be available for desktops and laptops, and it has been announced it will be used on tablets, smartphones, other embedded Windows products and also the Xbox One."

I am almost optimistic about it.

Quote
"He emphasized that Windows 10 would take steps towards restoring user interface mechanics from Windows 7 to improve the experience for users on non-touch devices, noting criticism of Windows 8's touch-oriented interface by keyboard and mouse users."
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Post by: kilodelta on December 02, 2014, 07:28:18 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/99/Multiple_desktops_in_Windows_10.png)
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Post by: _Xenu_ on December 02, 2014, 07:33:41 PM
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I stopped playing Starcraft for a while, but when I saw that today, I opened it up again. I instantly got frustrated and closed the game, but I might try and ease myself in again.
I've found SC2 a bit too resource intensive for my tastes. I played so much much of it on my last laptop that if I even tried to play a video, it made a "pompf" sound and flipped off. I've been a bit more leary of it now that I have a nicer, more expensive machine.
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Post by: the_antithesis on December 06, 2014, 08:59:24 AM
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So much for 9...


I read somewhere that the reason for the jump is Windows 95, 97, 9x would fuck things up. So they just skipped a number and put an idiotic spin on it.
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Post by: Agramon on December 06, 2014, 05:03:02 PM
A new expansion for Hearthstone is due out Monday. Looks pretty nifty with a lot of interesting RNG additions (fits the theme of Goblins vs Gnomes). My favorite legendary from the new series is a tie between:

(http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/hearthstone.gamepedia.com/thumb/9/9d/Mogor_the_Ogre.png/200px-Mogor_the_Ogre.png?version=e0778e9fe57a0aac4a72bc321eefbd79)

(http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/hearthstone.gamepedia.com/thumb/f/fb/Troggzor_the_Earthinator.png/200px-Troggzor_the_Earthinator.png?version=09415be306f731b20c3bfb86cd412603)  (http://hydra-media.cursecdn.com/hearthstone.gamepedia.com/thumb/2/2c/Burly_Rockjaw_Trogg.png/200px-Burly_Rockjaw_Trogg.png?version=e6a66ad3299cf22e571fffedb596bdae)
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 10, 2014, 10:00:07 PM
No more pirate bay, never used it, but its weird that its gone
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Post by: Hydra009 on December 10, 2014, 10:09:16 PM
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No more pirate bay, never used it, but its weird that its gone
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WLgjSjwMIuE/UcQ_v0dgp9I/AAAAAAAAAcE/BtDxwbZHvaE/s640/Walder-Frey-David-Bradley-in-The-Rains-of-Castamere-500x279.png)

"I'll find another." - Walder Frey
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 10, 2014, 10:15:21 PM
I hate that guy, I REALLY hate that guy, he ranks up there with people I hate in TV shows, though I don't hate him nearly as much as Daniel Shaw...


 
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 10, 2014, 10:59:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dj1JJUs.gif)

Best part from the whole scene.  Tells you a hundred things about the character without him ever uttering a word.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 17, 2014, 12:50:51 AM
I don't know if I was crazy or just really nostalgic, but I picked up Rise of Nations again.  (imagine Risk or Civilization as a RTS or a somewhat derpy Age of Empires)  Despite its venerable status (over a decade since it first came out), it's still a really enjoyable game.

I particularly like the broad range of skirmish options - you can play a completely nonviolent game (and win with a wonder or research or score or territory victory) or you can have a permanent state of war from the very start or anywhere in between.  You can "play" a zero-player game (essentially watching bots duke it out), play with combination of AI and human input, or do absolutely everything yourself if you wish.

And the campaigns are very good: Conquer the World, Cold War, New World, etc.

My main gripes are that the combat is pretty lackluster (don't expect much in the way of tactics, one side pretty much just swarms the other), the AI isn't very intelligent (An ally will build up a massive military and then park it in its own territory instead of using it, build military buildings too close together and then produce units that are unable to move, triple-nuke cities where a single nuke would probably suffice, and launch amphibious invasions right in front of an enemy fleet and land-based turrets which proceed to gobble them up like popcorn shrimp) and the gameplay gets pretty samey really fast despite all the different game types.  And the error sound effects.  IPU have mercy, the error sound effects.  If something can't do its stuff and things correctly it'll ear-violate you until you fix the situation.  And despite the large number of nations to choose from, it's disappointing that an awful lot of nations didn't make the cut.  Sorry, Canada.  :(

But the basic gameplay is solid and quite fun.  Not a perfect game by any stretch, but very good.
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Post by: Sal1981 on December 17, 2014, 04:23:13 AM
Transformers Universe is closing its doors on the 31st January 2015, can't say I'm shocked. Everything JaGeX touches, with the exception to the rule RuneScape, turns to shit. I blame Insight Investment Partners who have been driving a pump&dump campaign for the last year or two on every franchise they get their grubby little hands on. RuneScape is no exception. It took less than a month of IVP gaining majority share in JaGeX that they introduced a crude MTX venue into RuneScape. They did the same with Transformers Universe, except, the reason it worked in RuneScape is because it has had an established playerbase for more than a decade. Do that shit to a new game? nuh-uhh, that shit won't fly, which became painfully obvious to those assholes, and now they're cutting losses and firing most of a whole department.
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Post by: _Xenu_ on December 17, 2014, 06:46:26 AM
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No more pirate bay, never used it, but its weird that its gone
It might yet come back, though I've personally started using torrent reactor.

http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-crew-responds-to-the-raid-copies-and-the-future-141215/
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on December 17, 2014, 03:51:20 PM
Rise of Nations is one of my favorite games.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 18, 2014, 03:27:41 AM
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Rise of Nations is one of my favorite games.
Favorite civ?

Right now I'm really liking the French and the Dutch.  I play as India on occasion, but it feels imba.
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Post by: SGOS on December 18, 2014, 11:07:46 AM
GTA V  I'm liking it.  Just got it, because I was waiting for the price to drop.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 18, 2014, 11:29:30 AM
Played a civ v game until 12 last night, I simply love seeing my artillery pound a city
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Post by: Mike Cl on December 18, 2014, 11:38:27 AM
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Played a civ v game until 12 last night, I simply love seeing my artillery pound a city
Playing one now--I have to say that I love the Shoshone--cities grow huge and the Comanche are better than I thought.  And choosing what I want from the goody huts are great!
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 18, 2014, 11:49:55 AM
When I left off the Shoshone were fighting a protracted war against the Asturias, and I was getting ready to invade Assyria, but the world Congress's enacted an order society which made me lose my police state, throwing me into a civil war :P
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Post by: kilodelta on December 18, 2014, 01:40:00 PM
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Favorite civ?

Right now I'm really liking the French and the Dutch.  I play as India on occasion, but it feels imba.

I like the Inca and America. The Incans are good for slow march type (defensive) games. America is good because the first wonder is instant. I select the Terra Cota Army that produces free Marines.
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Post by: kilodelta on December 18, 2014, 01:40:35 PM
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Favorite civ?

Right now I'm really liking the French and the Dutch.  I play as India on occasion, but it feels imba.

I like the French too for the free healing.
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Post by: wolf39us on December 18, 2014, 01:53:09 PM
So far, for me anyway, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is superbly glitchy and not that fun on my system.  I'll need to do some troubleshooting to figure out what's going on...  but with the 760GTX card and Core i5 3550 I should be able to run this game with no trouble.

I just bought new RAM so hopefully that will help (only had 8gb before, upgraded to 16gb)
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Post by: kilodelta on December 18, 2014, 01:55:51 PM
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I like the Inca and America. The Incans are good for slow march type (defensive) games. America is good because the first wonder is instant. I select the Terra Cota Army that produces free Marines.

I meant Mayans... not Incans...
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Post by: kilodelta on December 18, 2014, 11:41:17 PM
(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/34106469708711365/9923DA670240080DA0034A2826C90ADB012E209B/)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 19, 2014, 05:33:58 AM
Just got the remastered Sleeping Dogs for my ps4 on sell for $25, has all the DLC ... oh god, yes. This was easily one of my top 2 games of last gen Love it so much.
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Post by: Mike Cl on December 19, 2014, 11:33:30 AM
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When I left off the Shoshone were fighting a protracted war against the Asturias, and I was getting ready to invade Assyria, but the world Congress's enacted an order society which made me lose my police state, throwing me into a civil war :P
Wow!  Never had that happen to me.  Does not sound like a lot of fun.
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Post by: wolf39us on December 19, 2014, 01:34:41 PM
Tomb Raider on sale for $7.49.  Game of the year edition... pretty tempting

http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/us/en/pc/games/action/tomb-raider-goty/
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 19, 2014, 02:00:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hql3jvLilFs

Feels like raid night all over again
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Post by: Agramon on December 19, 2014, 02:23:56 PM
Pick up Civ:Beyond Earth last night on a steam sale and stayed up until 6 am playing it. So far, I like it better than Civ 5. The aliens provide a nice buffer between states and trade is much more streamlined.
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Post by: kilodelta on December 19, 2014, 02:28:55 PM
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Pick up Civ:Beyond Earth last night on a steam sale and stayed up until 6 am playing it. So far, I like it better than Civ 5. The aliens provide a nice buffer between states and trade is much more streamlined.

This sale is weighing heavily on my mind... Now you've exacerbated it by giving the game praise.
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Post by: Hydra009 on December 19, 2014, 03:29:47 PM
Knock and hold.  Wait for the massive discounts, then loose.  Not before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5my6O7eqtZQ

Brothers! Our Steam wallets have never fallen before, they will not fall tonight! Those are AAA titles on our monitors! They will devour your wallets in one bite if you let them.  Do you want to fill the coffers of an Ubisoft exec with an impulse buy and nary a penny left over for an indie title? I say no!  Today, we watch and wait.  Tonight, we buy! And when the sun rises tomorrow over your scrollable games libraries, I promise you, our wallets will not be depleted!  Our wallets will survive this onslaught! With me now! Now with me!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 19, 2014, 03:38:40 PM
(http://lparchive.org/Dawn-of-War-II-Retribution-(by-TheLastRoboKy)/Update%2015/11-Foe-ImperialGuard.jpg)
But Sir! The sales are so strong, Wolfenstein, Shadows of Mordor, Civlization and VVVVV! Even Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age, and Rollercoaster tycoon stand against us! How can we hope to match such discounts? Our wallets are doomed, we have to log off of Steam or else we'll all be driven into Social and Economical Death!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on December 19, 2014, 04:59:43 PM
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Even Knights of the Old Republic

Don't buy it on Steam, it is broken. At least, it was last time I tried to play it. Crashes, locks up, save files corrupt, everything... and it wasn't just me, the comments bellow the game said it happened for pretty much everyone.

You don't know the disappointment my heart felt.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 19, 2014, 05:07:16 PM
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Don't buy it on Steam, it is broken. At least, it was last time I tried to play it. Crashes, locks up, save files corrupt, everything... and it wasn't just me, the comments bellow the game said it happened for pretty much everyone.

You don't know the disappointment my heart felt.

....God dammit

That's depressing
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 19, 2014, 09:33:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euwwOobEgRE

Not quite a gamer thing, but I love how terrified they were when the dude walked in, those quiet rage guys are frightening
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Post by: PickelledEggs on December 22, 2014, 12:31:18 AM
HEROES OF THE STORM IS AVAILABLE FOR INSTALL RIGHT NOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on December 22, 2014, 01:16:14 AM
It looks like they are doing the "earn/buy the extra characters" crap like LoL and Smite does.... Kind of turned off by that....
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Post by: Hydra009 on December 22, 2014, 02:59:54 PM
At long last, I got Walking Dead Season 2 and Endless Legend (the game I was gushing about 6 months ago).  Both look really enjoyable.  Still on the lookout for the Telltale Game of Thrones game.

But I'm already pretty busy, so I have no idea where I'm going to find the time for this stuff.  Maybe if I cut out sleeping and eating...
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 22, 2014, 03:05:06 PM
Sleep, like Sanity is for the weak.

WD season 2 was pretty good, but it didn't have quite the emotion of Season 1, at least not to me

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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 22, 2014, 03:06:04 PM
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It looks like they are doing the "earn/buy the extra characters" crap like LoL and Smite does.... Kind of turned off by that....

Pay to win games rub me the wrong way, I had high hopes for heroes of the storm too, a lot of my favorite lore characters were in it
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Post by: Hydra009 on December 22, 2014, 03:17:12 PM
So I just found out that I never actually beat Walking Dead Season 1.  I only beat the first episode of it and it has 5 episodes.  I saw a cutscene and thought that was a teaser for the next season.  I was like "Hrm...that was short.  Oh well."

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m195z28bwQ1qgusbg.png)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on December 22, 2014, 03:17:50 PM
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Pay to win games rub me the wrong way, I had high hopes for heroes of the storm too, a lot of my favorite lore characters were in it
Yeah, at least there isn't the rune system like there is in Leage of Legends... The only thing you would be unlocking by either paying or using in-game exp-points is characters, as far as I can tell. IDK, I'll have to try a game or two more. It looks nicely put together and the graphics are decent and on par with Dota.

I don't think I will be switching from Dota any time soon though.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 22, 2014, 03:21:56 PM
Hydra....oooh..sorry for the spoiler, if you haven't read it don't read it!
the way Telltale put it up is odd, essentially 5 expansions per game, but relabeled as seasons and parts and whatnot


Doohhhtttaaaa

Blizzard will keep finding ways to make money, and they won't make a product that's crappy at the start, they're too good for that now. They'll make it crappy later! thought the P2W system still ticks me off
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Post by: wolf39us on December 22, 2014, 03:47:40 PM
Just hit 16% total progress in Tomb Raider.  I gotta say, I'm digging this game!  Excellent graphics, dialogue, voice acting, cinematics, everything!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on December 22, 2014, 05:26:49 PM
I never played any of the Tomb Raiders. Though, I appreciate the heroine.
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Post by: _Xenu_ on December 22, 2014, 05:44:39 PM
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At long last, I got Walking Dead Season 2 and Endless Legend (the game I was gushing about 6 months ago).  Both look really enjoyable.  Still on the lookout for the Telltale Game of Thrones game.

But I'm already pretty busy, so I have no idea where I'm going to find the time for this stuff.  Maybe if I cut out sleeping and eating...
I hate to break it to you, but the second season isn't nearly as good. I'm not sure I'll be around for season 3.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 22, 2014, 09:57:56 PM
Is anyone else's steam not working? Mine won't connect for some reason
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Deidre32 on December 22, 2014, 11:05:37 PM
I want to learn how to play WoW...I went on there the other day, and thought I registered, but nothing happened. :/ I will be bad at this game if I can't even figure this much out.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 22, 2014, 11:07:26 PM
HAving played the game for 10 years, I know a lot about it, but not as much about the new stuff as I would the older stuff

What seems to be the trouble dee?
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Post by: Hydra009 on December 23, 2014, 12:33:20 AM
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Is anyone else's steam not working? Mine won't connect for some reason
Happened to me a couple days ago.  Kept prompting me to log in and wouldn't connect and would ask me to log in again.  Had me freaked out thinking that there was something wrong on my side.  Apparently, it was just an issue with the Steam servers.
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Post by: Shiranu on December 23, 2014, 03:20:47 AM
Well, just bought C&C: Red Alert 3. Let's see how it goes, I have wanted it for awhile because of the soundtrack that has been posted and I (confession bear time) really love Soviet and Russian themed stories. Maybe it's my natural tendency to like "other" things... but Russia has always interested me, so much history and culture.
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Post by: wolf39us on December 23, 2014, 10:35:04 AM
Bought this

(http://media.moddb.com/images/games/1/24/23429/boxshot.jpg)


My friends up north and I have been playing this for the last few days and it's hilarious!
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 23, 2014, 10:45:45 AM
Worms is awesome, I can't believe I don't own it yet


And Shir, RA3 is worth the five bucks, but its not what RA2 was. Fun, but not RA2 fun
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Post by: PickelledEggs on December 23, 2014, 11:26:46 AM
My dog had worms at one point. I don't think she thought it was awesome.
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Post by: Hydra009 on December 23, 2014, 01:40:52 PM
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And Shir, RA3 is worth the five bucks, but its not what RA2 was. Fun, but not RA2 fun
$5 is just for the base game.  Doesn't include Uprising, unfortunately.

I love the C&C franchise but pretty much stopped playing the series after Generals came out.  I loved RA2 to pieces but RA3 sort of rubs me the wrong way.  Sure, it has better graphics and more of an emphasis on Naval units and coop play.  That's all well and good, but it seems overly cartoonish and I'm not liking the distinctly C&C3 interface or the spread of alt-fire from a handful of units in RA2 to tons of 'em in RA3.

Part of it could be I've just gotten used to different kinds of RTS games:  I've largely migrated over to bigger RTS games like Supreme Commander and Sins of a Solar Empire and Dawn of War (triple cap), so micromanaging a handful of units doesn't really appeal to me much anymore.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 23, 2014, 01:45:44 PM
Generals was fun, I played the hell out of it when I was younger but lost interest after a while, just like I thought tiberium wars was fun, but lost interest with that. RA3 was probably the lowest part of the series that I ever played, bought the Collector's edition back when it came out, but never bought uprising. The game lost its seriousness, it all felt silly, away from the hard combat that RA2 portrayed. Sort of like how SC2 went way cartoony compared to the sometimes frightening images that SC1 presented, or how the Darkspawn went from the horrifying figures in DA:O to the comical ones in DA:2 and DA:I. I'm noticing a trend here.

DoW is a lot of fun, none of my friends will play it unfortunately, the one who did got mad when I rolled him in Chaos, which he thought was invincible, so that ended quickly :P And the serious players would roll me, vicious cycle

At least I bought Wolfenstein and AoM on Steam this year
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Post by: Hydra009 on December 23, 2014, 01:50:26 PM
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DoW is a lot of fun, none of my friends will play it unfortunately
Whenever I bring it up with people irl:

Dawn of War?  Oh, you mean God of War.  Yeah that game's great.

Every friggin' time.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 23, 2014, 01:53:49 PM
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Whenever I bring it up with people irl:

Dawn of War?  Oh, you mean God of War.  Yeah that game's great.

Every friggin' time.
(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608021383575440878&pid=15.1&P=0)

Come on man
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Post by: PickelledEggs on December 23, 2014, 02:23:18 PM
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Whenever I bring it up with people irl:

Dawn of War?  Oh, you mean God of War.  Yeah that game's great.

Every friggin' time.
God of War wasn't even that good... although I had it for PSP so that might be part of it.

I want dawn of war though. Hopefully it goes on sale soon.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 23, 2014, 02:29:35 PM
I think its like 15 bucks right now, tell me if you get it!

My Dota will be ready tonight by the by
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 23, 2014, 03:09:12 PM
So dead space 4 has been officially-unofficially canceled, not too surprised to be honest. I felt like Dead Space 3 was pretty weak in terms of story, and general scariness.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on December 23, 2014, 03:12:17 PM
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I think its like 15 bucks right now, tell me if you get it!

My Dota will be ready tonight by the by

YEEEAAAAAAAAAAA

I should be good for a game or two. I have work tomorrow though, so I won't be able to play too late....
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 23, 2014, 03:23:04 PM
Either way, we can always schedule a designated Dota time this weekend or something. I have a back log of games I have to hit up now haha
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 25, 2014, 09:00:38 AM
Welp, spent a steam gift card I got in about 25 seconds

thanks a lot newell
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Post by: Sal1981 on December 26, 2014, 06:55:59 AM
Bought some games since I had some left over cash in my Steam wallet anyways.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 27, 2014, 04:33:51 AM
MFW I've spent all I'm willling to spend on Steam games but there are still great sales:

(http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/35999535.jpg)
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 27, 2014, 07:45:55 AM
I NEEEEED ITTTTT
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Post by: Shiranu on December 27, 2014, 09:49:22 AM
Bought GTA 5 (again), this time for the PS4... I'm not going to lie... it is BEAUTIFUL. I wasn't expecting such a drastic change in graphics, but wow it looks amazing on next gen.
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Post by: Agramon on December 30, 2014, 01:17:13 AM
I bought Rogue Legacy yesterday on Steam. After 2 hours of utter failure, I figured out how to hook up a PS3 controller to my computer. The keyboard controls are a bit clunky - it's like playing an emulated SNES game with your keyboard. Once I switched controllers the game was much more playable.

It's really challenging. I think I'll be working on this one for a very long time.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on December 30, 2014, 02:30:06 AM
I got Smash Bros for my Wii U. Needless to say I have been addicted to it.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on December 30, 2014, 03:40:19 AM
Endless Legend first impressions:

Absolutely great-looking and the music gives this amazing ambiance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HBI4aSzw0E).

The sheer customizability to this game is astounding.  We're talking radial tech trees, empire plans, customizable heroes, customizable military units, even customizable settlers.  You can even make your own custom faction if you so choose, though it just takes an existing faction and lets you change the faction traits.  You can also take over minor factions (think city-states from Civ) and get some sort of minor bonus plus a new military unit type to encorporate into your army (Like Tau, we will prosper!)  You can (and probably will) drown in the sheer number of choices (http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/11/19).

I've heard some horror stories about learning the mechanics, but the basics are fairly straightforward though some of it is still kinda confusing or counterintuitive.  Choosing between +1 Fleem or +10% Spoo is not an easy choice when you have no idea what those are or whether that's important to your faction.  Also, the notification windows are a bit odd.  There's no familiar X or Okay button, you have to hit Dismiss.  Imagine my surprise at trying to exit out of the Hero window by hitting dismiss... ;(  Maddeningly, some windows have the X and some don't, some have Exit on the right while some have Exit on the left.  The interface is a bit quirky to say the least.

The battles are actually handled really well, with all the units duking it out in a rather large battle grid despite the fact that they're all actually standing in the same hex on the world map.  They certainly blow Civ5 out of the water there.  And it's simple.  Almost too simple.  The AI pretty much does all the work and does a halfway decent job.  It practically plays itself.  There's not much finesse needed there, at least from what I could see.

Finally, this game freakin' eats hours.  A quick match can easily lead to a 6-hour session.  It's enjoyable as hell, but damn, those hours just fly by.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on December 31, 2014, 12:34:09 PM
I've seen Ponies in Skyrim, I've seen World Eater Marines in Fallout 3, and I've seen the notorious cowsuits in Amnesia, but today I have seen it all

A mod in GTAV where his car is RBD, and he's carrying a DoW Flamer, while wearing link's Uniform with a chainsaw that shoots lasers on his back. I don't even know if its a real mod, but there it is

Yes
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on January 01, 2015, 01:23:53 AM
I am launching Lendless Edgend now...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 01, 2015, 08:40:46 PM
I like the walking dead game, a lot, but it is depressing, truth told if a zombie outbreak happened and the outbreak got too bad, I would probably just off myself, its nightmare stuff
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Post by: Sal1981 on January 02, 2015, 01:54:11 PM
I have not played The Stanley Parable for 4 days. You should not play The Stanley Parable too, ya'know.
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Post by: Hydra009 on January 02, 2015, 02:06:22 PM
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I like the walking dead game, a lot, but it is depressing, truth told if a zombie outbreak happened and the outbreak got too bad, I would probably just off myself, its nightmare stuff
I would bash heads for a week or two before a combination of thirst and medical problems did me in.  If I got in with a good group, maybe a month before an unlucky encounter with walkers or a rival gang.

I'm great at sprinting and bashing heads.  Subpar at scavenging and no survival skills to speak of.  Definitely screwed.  But I would take a bunch down with me.  Least I could do.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 02, 2015, 03:08:30 PM
I do believe in the principle of taking them down with you, in the immortal words of Professor Farnsworth. "IF I go down, I'm taking you all with me!"

Still, fuck zombies
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on January 02, 2015, 09:33:58 PM
Bit the bullet and bought endless legend after hearing the soundtrack. I. Regret. Nothing.

This game is awesome :D.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 02, 2015, 09:50:30 PM
It's probably the most addictive 4X that I've played in recent memory.  Just...one...more...turn...
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 02, 2015, 10:39:43 PM
Word on the rumor mill about the next season of the Walking dead game, possible spoilers

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on January 03, 2015, 03:32:25 AM
I played the tutorial for Endless Legends... then, I got the unstoppable urge to play Endless Space. I'll go back to Legends soon enough... soon enough. Fuck it. I'm going to play it now.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on January 03, 2015, 03:39:28 AM
I'm looking at the different factions. They have some really good diversity for play style.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 07, 2015, 01:23:41 AM
It took me a year (about) but I finally decided to finish D3 I only have a little bit left and I got past the part with Diablo.... (I honestly thought it was done) but I think I am going to finish the final stretch in the next few weeks on my painting breaks
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Post by: Shiranu on January 09, 2015, 06:38:37 PM
Watching the Smite Tournament in Georgia atm, it's actually been kinda fun to see.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: _Xenu_ on January 09, 2015, 07:22:40 PM
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I like the walking dead game, a lot, but it is depressing, truth told if a zombie outbreak happened and the outbreak got too bad, I would probably just off myself, its nightmare stuff
In season 2, Clem is a budding psychopath the way I play her. You might also want to try The Wolf Among Us, also from Telltale Games.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 09, 2015, 07:48:51 PM
I've been wanting to play TWAU,  just haven't had the funds recently. I'll have to try it soon, Telltale usually doesn't make crap games
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Post by: _Xenu_ on January 09, 2015, 07:52:08 PM
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I've been wanting to play TWAU,  just haven't had the funds recently. I'll have to try it soon, Telltale usually doesn't make crap games
I've played pretty much all their stuff and can make recommendations.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 09, 2015, 07:59:53 PM
By all means! Will probably just have to backlog it though
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Post by: _Xenu_ on January 09, 2015, 08:17:19 PM
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By all means! Will probably just have to backlog it though
The Wolf Among Us is highly recommended, but be warned its quite bleak and you can't really ever make people happy. There's parts where if you lose your temper, you'll regret it the rest of the game. There's going to be a second season but it will be awhile. Jurassic Park is worth playing if you can accept it as one of their earlier efforts, and a lot less slick than the newer stuff. Back to the Future I never finished, nothing you do influences what happens; Jurassic Park is kind of the same way, but it has a good story despite being rough around the edges in parts.`I've just started playing Game of Thrones, no strong opinion either way yet. It does include a bit more controls to learn like TWD Season 2. I'm not personally huge on this but I wouldn't call it a deal breaker.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 09, 2015, 08:24:58 PM
Thanks Xenu, I'm definitely interested in TWAU, and I do like dark games, just not completely defeatist games
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Agramon on January 09, 2015, 11:39:56 PM
Just add those games to your Steam wishlist and pick 'em up when they're on sale. I got TWAU during the summer sale for 75% off. Praise Gaben.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on January 10, 2015, 11:47:36 AM
This is the sort of game thing that I find interesting.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1sGMB6t5AI[/youtube]
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 12, 2015, 09:40:47 PM
Its amazing how good we thought 2005 graphics were, and how bad they look now
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Post by: _Xenu_ on January 12, 2015, 09:45:17 PM
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Its amazing how good we thought 2005 graphics were, and how bad they look now
I don't know about that man. The difference between say, ps3 and ps4 is no where near the leap from 16 bit to 32 bit. The changes are much more subtle, and even little Indie studios can put out good games these days. At least to me, graphics have largely taken a back seat to actual game play. There just isn't that huge of a difference any more, unless you want to spend insane amounts of money.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 12, 2015, 09:47:32 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e6-nFHdqQzU/UV-FEnheP7I/AAAAAAAAAJM/0re95zPK6_0/s1600/gta-3-games.jpg)

(http://www.craveonline.com/images/stories/2011/Gaming/Previews/grand_theft_auto_5/gta5_screens_11122012/K5FjR.jpg)

bit of a difference here don't you think?


You're right of course, but there are more than a few from the early to mid 2000's that are showing their age graphic wise.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: _Xenu_ on January 12, 2015, 09:53:03 PM
Point taken, but either one would be perfectly playable. I still play games that look like the top picture. In any case, we'll have to have this discussion another time. I'm taking my shower and getting in bed.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 12, 2015, 10:00:01 PM
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Its amazing how good we thought 2005 graphics were, and how bad they look now
Are you kidding? I remember playing Kirby Superstar on SNES and thinking "woah. the graphics on this is amazing!!!" Even when N64 came out, playing Mario 64 I remember thinking how "real" it looked. That was in the early and mid 90's haha
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 12, 2015, 10:00:30 PM
Quote
Point taken, but either one would be perfectly playable. I still play games that look like the top picture. In any case, we'll have to have this discussion another time. I'm taking my shower and getting in bed.

Of course, I apologize if I came off as a bit of a jerk, graphics does not make the game great, I just find it weird about how great I thought they looked at the time.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 12, 2015, 10:01:44 PM
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(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-e6-nFHdqQzU/UV-FEnheP7I/AAAAAAAAAJM/0re95zPK6_0/s1600/gta-3-games.jpg)

(http://www.craveonline.com/images/stories/2011/Gaming/Previews/grand_theft_auto_5/gta5_screens_11122012/K5FjR.jpg)

bit of a difference here don't you think?

Not really..... at first glance, I didn't even notice a difference.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 12, 2015, 10:02:20 PM
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Are you kidding? I remember playing Kirby Superstar on SNES and thinking "woah. the graphics on this is amazing!!!" Even when N64 came out, playing Mario 64 I remember thinking how "real" it looked. That was in the early and mid 90's haha

I wonder if there is something in our heads that makes us think graphics are better than they really are when we first play it. I remember thinking that the graphics for FF7 were stunning, and now they are obviously..dated
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 12, 2015, 10:03:49 PM
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Of course, I apologize if I came off as a bit of a jerk, graphics does not make the game great, I just find it weird about how great I thought they looked at the time.
You didn't come off as a jerk. I was just referencing at how people thought N64 and SNES games seemed real and the jump is much bigger and less subtle than even late 90's
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 12, 2015, 10:04:10 PM
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Not really..... at first glance, I didn't even notice a difference.

It helps if you've played both games, the one in between these two looks a lot closer to the first than the second graphics wise
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 12, 2015, 10:05:00 PM
Hey Pickel I think every time one of us responds to the other, the other is responding to us haha
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 12, 2015, 10:05:05 PM
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I wonder if there is something in our heads that makes us think graphics are better than they really are when we first play it. I remember thinking that the graphics for FF7 were stunning, and now they are obviously..dated
Pattern recognition is what I'm guessing. The same way a well drawn and painted artwork can look real, even though it's very loosely done.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 12, 2015, 10:05:33 PM
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Hey Pickel I think every time one of us responds to the other, the other is responding to us haha
lol
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 12, 2015, 10:06:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CnEWyn4FJs

One of the oldest games I play, graphics mean nothing for this one
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 12, 2015, 10:08:17 PM
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Pattern recognition is what I'm guessing. The same way a well drawn and painted artwork can look real, even though it's very loosely done.

that makes sense, still weird. Human brains are some weird organs aren't they?
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 12, 2015, 10:09:36 PM
I actually wasn't even referencing play quality. Just graphics and "realness" quality. But yeah. Some of my favorite games are older ones. Mario 3 and Earthbound will always be in my top picks along with Mario Kart 64.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 12, 2015, 10:09:55 PM
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that makes sense, still weird. Human brains are some weird organs aren't they?
yep
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 12, 2015, 10:33:50 PM
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Its amazing how good we thought 2005 graphics were, and how bad they look now
Yeah.  I remember when I was blown away by this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18uiC-ObCbs

Much graphics!  So much!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: wolf39us on January 12, 2015, 11:36:02 PM
Prepare to hate yourself.

I can't stop playing this game...

http://games.adultswim.com/robot-unicorn-attack-twitchy-online-game.html

edit:  If you want metal

http://games.adultswim.com/robot-unicorn-attack-heavy-metal-twitchy-online-game.html
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 12, 2015, 11:57:09 PM
lol I played that on my phone nonstop. I had to delete it because my boss kept asking me why I took such long bathroom breaks
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Post by: wolf39us on January 13, 2015, 12:00:19 AM
hahahahahahaah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz6mQHleihw
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on January 13, 2015, 12:52:11 PM
I know I'm late to the dance (don't like to dance anyway.:) But I just finished Bioshock Infinite.  Whoa!  That was quite the ending.  I had been planning to replay it, but since I will always end up offing myself, what's the point.  Or if you let the credits roll, I get to spend a life with Anna.  Which is okay.  But I must admit I loved the story.
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 13, 2015, 01:02:18 PM
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I know I'm late to the dance (don't like to dance anyway.:) But I just finished Bioshock Infinite.  Whoa!  That was quite the ending.  I had been planning to replay it, but since I will always end up offing myself, what's the point.  Or if you let the credits roll, I get to spend a life with Anna.  Which is okay.  But I must admit I loved the story.
Bioshock Infinite IS THE SHIT
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 13, 2015, 05:46:54 PM
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Bioshock Infinite IS THE SHIT
Which means???
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 13, 2015, 05:52:11 PM
If something is the shit, it means is awesome, if there's no the, it means its a horrid, terrible piece of literal shit.

Internet dictionary!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 13, 2015, 05:56:56 PM
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Which means???
oh... Sorry lol

If the word shit is preceded with the word, "the" or "my", it is similar to saying it's "amazing" or "incredible" or another positive word.... but even more of an extremely positive way... so saying "That game is the shit" is even a much more positive term than "that game is amazing"

Cursing 101 with PickelledEggs. Class has concluded. Next week we will focus on cunt and prick and how they are underused in the English language :lol:
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 13, 2015, 05:58:28 PM
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If something is the shit, it means is awesome, if there's no the, it means its a horrid, terrible piece of literal shit.

Internet dictionary!
Yeah!
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Post by: wolf39us on January 13, 2015, 05:59:04 PM
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I know I'm late to the dance (don't like to dance anyway.:) But I just finished Bioshock Infinite.  Whoa!  That was quite the ending.  I had been planning to replay it, but since I will always end up offing myself, what's the point.  Or if you let the credits roll, I get to spend a life with Anna.  Which is okay.  But I must admit I loved the story.

Interesting...  I've never known a person that didn't understand this phrase.  Oh well! lol
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 13, 2015, 07:24:26 PM
Thought that was the case, just making sure.

It was a unique story, that's for sure.  I can't think of another one that comes close. 
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: trdsf on January 14, 2015, 06:51:29 PM
Only MMO I play is, of all things, Wizard101 -- for a game that's ostensibly for kids, there are a LOT of jokes in there that only their parents (or granddparents!) will get.  Best example of something written on two levels since the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 15, 2015, 08:46:25 PM
Diablo 2 is now 15, hard to believe
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 16, 2015, 08:36:59 AM
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Diablo 2 is now 15, hard to believe
D2 expansion is light years better than D3.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 16, 2015, 09:17:36 AM
I have never played D3, but I've heard people say D2 is the best in the series, certainly the one I've liked the most
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Hydra009 on January 16, 2015, 01:21:49 PM
D2 had the best classes, imo.  And the game was hella fun.  It was quite a clickfest, though.  My mouse hand hurts just thinking about it.
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 16, 2015, 10:07:45 PM
At first D2 Expansion was rather frustrating in that the storage area was horribly small.  Kept making the wrong choices of what to keep.  Then I discovered the ATMA mule and it was off to the races!  Necromancer level 95 was a high as I got--and I had just about all of the various sets--and tons of runes.  Wish I could still play, but it was a DOS based system and I can't run that anymore.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 16, 2015, 10:14:13 PM
I got mine to run on Windows 7 a year or so ago, I know Blizzard is diligent about making work arounds for people to continue playing their games in the modern day. There's a reason that 10 million unique players still play StarCraft original on Battlenet :P
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 16, 2015, 11:21:05 PM
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I got mine to run on Windows 7 a year or so ago, I know Blizzard is diligent about making work arounds for people to continue playing their games in the modern day. There's a reason that 10 million unique players still play StarCraft original on Battlenet :P
A computer ago, I gave my D2 Ex game away because it would not run on that computer.  I had not thought of finding a copy that would run.  Have to give that a try.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 17, 2015, 09:10:48 PM
This might be a shot in the dark, but does anyone know a way to get a version of Civ 2 that works on Win 7 without downloading it from a virus filled site?
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 20, 2015, 01:49:11 PM
My friend just invented new tech for Lobo in Injustice....

IDK if I will ever be able to be on this level hahaha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRBV_ToSTN0&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 21, 2015, 07:20:11 PM
So I finally installed Civ V from when I bought it during the steam sale, and I can't figure it out... at all ahahah
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 21, 2015, 07:49:39 PM
YES! Play it on the lowest difficulty, and make sure you have the advisors on.

A city is important, you want more but no too many, too many gets you unhappiness. Military units exist that are intended to protect your nation or launch invasions into foreign ones. Some, like archers, can shoot multiple tiles away. Others have to be in melee range. No two military units can occupy the same territory at the same times

A worker builds improvements around a city, gaining access to more improvements as new scientific upgrades are unlocked, it takes time for an improvement to be made. Some improvements can only be made on certain territories, like a mine can only be built on a hill or on a metallic resource (Iron, copper, Gold)

Roads enchance travel speed, but the require funding, 1 gold per tile with a road on it. 

A settler builds a new city, both a worker and a settler are defenseless, if they are attacked they will be captured by the enemy faction.

As ages go on certain units must be upgraded, an archer for instance will eventually evolve to a composite bowman, and further down the line, a rocket team. This costs money

As time goes on you get culture, culture can be used to research different philosophies, these different philosophies have different effects on your setup

Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Shiranu on January 21, 2015, 09:51:31 PM
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So I finally installed Civ V from when I bought it during the steam sale, and I can't figure it out... at all ahahah

Oh god... currently sitting on 680 hours on Civ 5. It's addictive.
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Post by: Aroura33 on January 21, 2015, 11:37:15 PM
In a fit of nostalgia, I installed Istaria, Chronicles of the gifted.  It was released under the name Horizons over a decade ago.  Iplayed it at release and loved it, but it had problems.

Anyway, my daughter, now 7, is old enough for some video games.  She had been playing School of Dragons, and I tried to play that with her, but it was frustrating because it didn't allow grouping, or for us to play together in the dragon games.

I was telling her about this old game I used to play where you could BE a dragon, and she asked if it was still around.  I looked it up and decided we could try it out.  Now she's hooked!  She loves reading every quest and all the lore.  We are only in our teens, but I m amazed how much fun I'm having, it really has an excellent crafting system.  Combat is so.....retro, lol.  I mean, I don't find the combat engaging, but it is perfectly paced for my 7 yo, lol.

Anyway, if you are in the mood for some really old school MMOing, this game has it.  And a pretty lively dedicated community, too.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Sal1981 on January 22, 2015, 04:38:27 AM
Tried out the weird MMO-ish-or-something game The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot. It's a pay-to-win game (like most newer MMOs these days). You build a castle in the sky and you control a hero where you have to (besides validating your own castle) go out and raid other people's castles for money and wealth. Despite its original gameplay it's pretty clunky because that's (so far I've played) only thing you do; build a castle with your own mobs and traps and raid other peoples castles. - 5/10
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 22, 2015, 09:00:15 AM
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Oh god... currently sitting on 680 hours on Civ 5. It's addictive.
Yeah, I have over 300 hrs. myself.  Love it--and the Shoshone are the bomb!  Grab those goodie huts.  Then you will end up with a couple of scout/archers, but best early game fighters.  3/4 of these guys can take down a city.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on January 22, 2015, 09:47:04 PM
I just finished all the achievements for Skyrim. It was rather anticlimactic.

Steam now states "You've unlocked every single achievement. Congratulations!"

Is it too much to ask for some fireworks? Or maybe one of those worthless Steam items? A Steam title would be cool. Skyrimnator... Nord Slayer... Tig ol' Bitties...
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 23, 2015, 08:26:22 AM
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I just finished all the achievements for Skyrim. It was rather anticlimactic.

Steam now states "You've unlocked every single achievement. Congratulations!"

Is it too much to ask for some fireworks? Or maybe one of those worthless Steam items? A Steam title would be cool. Skyrimnator... Nord Slayer... Tig ol' Bitties...
I will congratulate you!  Congratulations!!!!! (That is as close to fireworks as my meager computer talents will allow)  I have close to 2000 hrs in and have not done that.  But then I'm not trying to do that.  I have over 1500 hrs in in Fallout NV and I will never get all the achievements there, either.  I simply refuse to play as Ceaser's ally.  I always kill kill him after using his army as cash cows.
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Post by: kilodelta on January 23, 2015, 05:12:25 PM
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I will congratulate you!  Congratulations!!!!! (That is as close to fireworks as my meager computer talents will allow)  I have close to 2000 hrs in and have not done that.  But then I'm not trying to do that.  I have over 1500 hrs in in Fallout NV and I will never get all the achievements there, either.  I simply refuse to play as Ceaser's ally.  I always kill kill him after using his army as cash cows.

I really didn't want to be a vampire for the vampire achievement... so, I "cheated" that one. I became a vampire, put the settings on the easiest and leveled up the vampire at several towns. When I got the vampire achievement, I reverted my save to its better pre-vampire state.
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Post by: Mike Cl on January 23, 2015, 06:55:04 PM
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I really didn't want to be a vampire for the vampire achievement... so, I "cheated" that one. I became a vampire, put the settings on the easiest and leveled up the vampire at several towns. When I got the vampire achievement, I reverted my save to its better pre-vampire state.
It is an achievement, nonetheless.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 25, 2015, 11:28:12 AM
I've axtuslly been throughly enjoying wolfenstein, well worth the money
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on January 25, 2015, 12:42:55 PM
Do they have entertaining references to the original Wolfenstein?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 25, 2015, 12:53:14 PM
I know there's an Easter egg where you warp in to the original game for s few levels
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Post by: kilodelta on January 25, 2015, 01:27:12 PM
Awesome.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 27, 2015, 10:53:12 AM
It's rather difficult at times, but realistic st other times. For instance shooting someone with an assault rifle leaves gaping holes in them, which is what would really happen if you shot them with a high powered weapon. A shotgun can clear an entire hall etc

Of course you also have space nazis, but that's just for the same of the game
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on January 27, 2015, 04:08:57 PM
Space Nazis are the major threat of the future. As we all know, Hitler's space program sent a colony ship to the Pegasus galaxy... they will return to haunt us soon enough.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 28, 2015, 02:32:48 AM
ok... so I tried playing Civ 5 again. Are you able to destroy a city? I was trying to kill Sydney for a little over an hour, but it wouldn't go below zero health...
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 28, 2015, 09:15:21 AM
Yes but not how you're thinking. What you do is damage it to 0 health and then send ground units (Specifically melee unites at first, later you can send in tanks and mech infantry) to take and hold it. hen you get decide whether to annex it (you get complete control over the city and its resources but you get unhappiness. Puppet it, (No direct control but less happiness and you can annex it later) or raze it (temporary unhappiness, city is burned to the ground forever)
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 28, 2015, 10:16:54 AM
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Yes but not how you're thinking. What you do is damage it to 0 health and then send ground units (Specifically melee unites at first, later you can send in tanks and mech infantry) to take and hold it. hen you get decide whether to annex it (you get complete control over the city and its resources but you get unhappiness. Puppet it, (No direct control but less happiness and you can annex it later) or raze it (temporary unhappiness, city is burned to the ground forever)
So I need to wait for tanks?

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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 28, 2015, 10:19:57 AM
No no, you can take cities as early as turn 40 you just need a strong enough army to take it. Combined arms helps, melee units and ranged units, and siege units if you have them (catapults, trebuchets, battering rams, ballista, cannon, artillery, rocket artillery)

A melee unit has to do the capturing I think, thigh if you directly send s rsnged unit in it might capture it
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 28, 2015, 10:24:36 AM
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No no, you can take cities as early as turn 40 you just need a strong enough army to take it. Combined arms helps, melee units and ranged units, and siege units if you have them (catapults, trebuchets, battering rams, ballista, cannon, artillery, rocket artillery)

A melee unit has to do the capturing I think, thigh if you directly send s rsnged unit in it might capture it
Oh that might be it. I only had ranged units

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Post by: Mike Cl on January 28, 2015, 10:58:51 AM
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ok... so I tried playing Civ 5 again. Are you able to destroy a city? I was trying to kill Sydney for a little over an hour, but it wouldn't go below zero health...
When you capture it you have to decide what to do with it--take it over, make it a puppet or raze it to the ground.  I don't think you can destroy it any other way.
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Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 28, 2015, 11:02:24 AM
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Oh that might be it. I only had ranged units

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Might be right, it's tempting to go all range units but combined arms is the way to go. Be careful about invading city states too, they will eventually band together against you in complete war
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Post by: PickelledEggs on January 28, 2015, 11:08:15 AM
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Might be right, it's tempting to go all range units but combined arms is the way to go. Be careful about invading city states too, they will eventually band together against you in complete war
Yeah. I accidentally denounced Alexander the Great... 

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Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 28, 2015, 11:19:28 AM
Alexander is a dick anyway XD

Just be ready for him to pop you. (Playing at a lower difficulty right?)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: PickelledEggs on January 28, 2015, 11:36:52 AM
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Alexander is a dick anyway XD

Just be ready for him to pop you. (Playing at a lower difficulty right?)
I was doing the tutorial

Sent from your mom.

Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 28, 2015, 12:03:43 PM
Good man, don't want to start at King or Deity this early XD
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Mike Cl on January 28, 2015, 03:29:03 PM
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Good man, don't want to start at King or Deity this early XD
I do remember trying at first to take down a city with only ranged units--worked great until I tried to move into the city.  :)  So I always keep a warrior on the sidelines until the end,l so I can move in and take the city.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: GrinningYMIR on January 28, 2015, 03:31:49 PM
Have you tried Attila? Friend of mine has the game beat on king within 150
Turns with the Attila rush
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: kilodelta on January 28, 2015, 09:41:10 PM
Anyone else hyped about Homeworld Remastered?
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: the_antithesis on January 31, 2015, 10:28:42 AM
It has come to my attention that the kids are unaware of the existence of Donkey Kong Jr.

It this true?

(http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o521/theantithesis/dkj.png)
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Desdinova on February 02, 2015, 10:21:08 AM
Been playing Dying Light.  I highly recommend it if you light slaughtering zombies.
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: wolf39us on February 02, 2015, 11:25:22 AM
Bought a PS4 Last night w/ The Last of Us and Infamous: Second Son

So far I'm enjoying it!
Title: Re: Any gamers around here?
Post by: Desdinova on February 02, 2015, 11:32:40 AM
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