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#452 Mar 24 2013 at 2:12 PM Rating: Good
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I somehow ended up watching a bunch of Starcraft 2 matches. It all started out when I was watching TableTop, and Day[9] was in an episode, so I looked up some of his videos, and transitioned into SC2 matches that his brother commentates on. This just made me want to play an RTS and lo and behold, I came across my olde Starcraft disc.

Starcraft 2 with the new expansion is only $60 in total, and I found a pack with the campaign missions from SC1 in it, complete with all the briefings and music and everything. The only thing they're missing are the cinematics in between some of the missions. So right now, I'm playing through the SC1 campaign in SC2. Fun stuff.
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#453 Mar 25 2013 at 12:07 AM Rating: Good
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I have been playing Xcom all day. I usually think it's awfully mean to be violent toward aliens and I generally dislike games with guns and shooting but I'm finding this one really addictive. Girlfriend just came in here and told me I need to come to bed.

At least I am playing a game from my drunken impulse buying spree.
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When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.


#454 Mar 25 2013 at 1:13 AM Rating: Excellent
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I messed around in Far Cry 3 some more since they added the ability to respawn all the camps. Also did the silly Flash game for Bioshock: Infinite for the in game rewards. Saw that the last reward was just some Facebook avatars and crap so stopped once I had all the in game stuff.
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#455 Mar 25 2013 at 11:37 AM Rating: Good
I'm having a really hard time not buying Bioshock Infinite at full price after reading all the reviews today. I was totally strong during pre-order but I feel my urge to actually play a game when it's brand shiny new and relevant rising.
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#456 Mar 25 2013 at 12:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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Can still get $14 cash back from GMG. At least that'll take a little of the pain off paying full price.

I'm off from work today and have been chugging my way through Tomb Raider which I had set aside for Tera. But now with Bioshock coming out tomorrow, I didn't want TR to go completely ignored.

In retrospect, I should have taken tomorrow off instead Smiley: laugh

Edited, Mar 25th 2013 1:05pm by Jophiel
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#457 Mar 25 2013 at 1:07 PM Rating: Good
I did not realize it won't be available until later tonight, when I posted above. It looks like the free copy of x-com is still available on Steam for now.




Bought it. Smiley: nod
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#458 Mar 25 2013 at 1:09 PM Rating: Good
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I didn't like XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

[:buzzkill:]
#459 Mar 25 2013 at 1:17 PM Rating: Good
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Just bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414 so i will be playing some Bioshock Inf and Crysis 3 soon.
#460 Mar 25 2013 at 1:20 PM Rating: Good
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Just bought http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414 so i will be playing some Bioshock Inf and Crysis 3 soon.


sweeeeeeet. I got a GTX 660 TI just recently and I'm lurving it.
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#461 Mar 25 2013 at 1:27 PM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:
I didn't like XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

[:buzzkill:]


It's fun! But I love turn based strategy. Apparently I like it even if it involves guns, and shooting aliens.

Also I like giving all the big buff soldiers pink hair and mystic names. Because I can.

I'm actually a bit torn I was all excited by the Final Fantasy XI expansion but I haven't even ordered it yet. I am kind of tempted to play the 10 other games I drunkenly bought on Saturday night instead.

Who am I kidding I will find a copy of Seekers of Adoulin and buy it shortly

Edited, Mar 25th 2013 12:29pm by Olorinus
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#462 Mar 25 2013 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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Iron Chef Olorinus wrote:
Final Fantasy XI expansion


They're still supporting that game? Jesus.
#463 Mar 25 2013 at 1:42 PM Rating: Good
I get tempted to try and relive that magic every so often. I pretty much can't do it though these days. Every new MMO that comes out I level up, enjoy the ride and summarily get bored and quit before I can get sucked into endgame.

Much better for my RL balance.
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#464 Mar 25 2013 at 1:51 PM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:
Iron Chef Olorinus wrote:
Final Fantasy XI expansion


They're still supporting that game? Jesus.


It's the most profitable game they've ever made. After 6 years of largely ignoring it, they decided to print some money.
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When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.


#465 Mar 25 2013 at 1:55 PM Rating: Good
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Iron Chef Olorinus wrote:
It's the most profitable game they've ever made.
That's such a meaningless phrase.
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#466 Mar 25 2013 at 2:00 PM Rating: Good
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Iron Chef Olorinus wrote:
Eske Esquire wrote:
Iron Chef Olorinus wrote:
Final Fantasy XI expansion


They're still supporting that game? Jesus.


It's the most profitable game they've ever made. After 6 years of largely ignoring it, they decided to print some money.


Hey, they've got to fund not-releasing Versus somehow.

Edited, Mar 25th 2013 4:00pm by Eske
#467 Mar 25 2013 at 4:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Eske Esquire wrote:
They're still supporting that game? Jesus.

SOE is still pumping out the Everquest expansions last I checked.
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#468 Mar 25 2013 at 4:31 PM Rating: Good
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Somebody needs to explain to these MMO developers the concept of a fractured consumer base.
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I would guess (and I'm just guessing) that the legacy players on these games would be more apt to just quit MMORPGs when their game shuts down than to switch to a newer generation product. Especially when you figure that, after 10+ years, you're looking at a minimum age of 30 for many of these people. Probably a more stable revenue stream leaving the games running in low gear.
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#470 Mar 25 2013 at 6:00 PM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
I would guess (and I'm just guessing) that the legacy players on these games would be more apt to just quit MMORPGs when their game shuts down than to switch to a newer generation product. Especially when you figure that, after 10+ years, you're looking at a minimum age of 30 for many of these people. Probably a more stable revenue stream leaving the games running in low gear.


This. Especially if folks been playing an mmo for 5 to 10 years, that represents a lot of investment in a character/account - especially with a game like XI which allows all jobs to be played on one character. I know for myself my playtime is so casual that even starting over from the 2 years progress I have on this character would be pretty daunting. I have less time to play MMOs every year, not more time... and they are a genre that really favours long term investment.

To be honest in terms of the fractured playerbase I do think it would have been more sensible for SE to give more love to XI (and market it better, crikes WoW is CONSTANTLY marketing at me) than to release their utter failure of a game XIV (and now redeveloping it... rereleasing it). I don't see blizzard ******** themselves over that way, but meh.

Edited, Mar 25th 2013 5:01pm by Olorinus
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When it comes to sitting around not doing anything for long periods of time, only being active for short windows, and marginal changes and sidegrades I'd say FFXI players were the perfect choice for politicians.


#471 Mar 25 2013 at 6:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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Iron Chef Olorinus wrote:
I don't see blizzard ******** themselves over that way, but meh.

Yeah, would be surprised if they did anything drastic anytime soon. Wonder if they're going to continue incrementally improving the graphics and what not, or will have to break and just accept a WoW 2 at some point. But I don't see how they do that without some way to import your old character; or at least stuff like mounts, titles, achievements, pets, and other things people have been collecting for way too many years there.
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#472 Mar 25 2013 at 6:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah I was speaking more to the failures of the second games of these companies. FFXIV for SE, Vanguard for SOE. I'm sure there are a few other examples out there.
#473 Mar 26 2013 at 11:09 AM Rating: Good
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Well, I hit a wall in the SC2 custom map remake of the SC1 campaign, so I actually switched over to ye olde Starcraft.

I still haven't loaded my TR or B:I games from the AMD promo card I bought. I should just sell or trade them now, and buy them in the summer sale. I'm just thoroughly engrossed in so many other games I can't decide what to do.

Edited, Mar 26th 2013 1:11pm by Spoonless
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#474 Mar 28 2013 at 6:07 PM Rating: Good
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Is anyone other than me excited about this remake?


Serious nostalgia there
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#475 Mar 28 2013 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Is anyone other than me excited about this remake?\

Serious nostalgia there



I definitely had that game as a kid. But Only have very faint memories of it.*I remember that box art/ art on the front of the cartridge.* I didn't know they were re-making it but I think I might just be in line for it. I loved the animated Series.

Edited, Mar 28th 2013 10:21pm by Laxedrane
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#476 Mar 28 2013 at 9:52 PM Rating: Good
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I spend most of my gaming hours playing EVE Online. The game gets a lot of flak because it can be BOOOOOOOORRRRRRIIIIIINNNNG if you dont know how to play it. But if you get in with a good group of people (read not goons or test) you can have some major fun.

While not eveing it up, I like to play Kerbal Space Program. (Still trying to land on other planets in that game) That game is confusingly fun. Idk why I enjoy that game as much as I do. You build rockets or space planes, send your kerbals into space, or watch them die in glorious fireballs, and generally copy NASA.

Other than that, I mainly switch between several games available to me on steam. DayZ has a big place in my gaming life every now and then. Sins of a Solar empire. XCOM Enemy Unknown, Saints Row the third, Space Pirates and Zombies, Rage (Game was totally underrated), Far Cry 3, and Skyrim. Speaking of elder scrolls, anyone in here excited about Elder Scrolls Online?
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