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#1252 Aug 04 2014 at 10:15 AM Rating: Good
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Why not just play SC as if it was HC?
Because I'm bad at sticking with self-imposed rules.
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#1253 Aug 04 2014 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Timelordwho wrote:
Why not just play SC as if it was HC?


I haven't played HC, but I assume it's a lot like the feeling I get when I play DayZ. It's a rush that very, very few games can give you. And not having those rules enforced wouldn't have the same impact.
#1254 Aug 04 2014 at 1:37 PM Rating: Good
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Why not just play SC as if it was HC?


What do you mean? Delete the character if you die?

The logic goes both ways then, why not just play Hardcore if you're going to play like that, save yourself the time and effort of having to delete the character?

Edited, Aug 4th 2014 3:37pm by IDrownFish
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#1255 Aug 04 2014 at 2:39 PM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
Timelordwho wrote:
Why not just play SC as if it was HC?


What do you mean? Delete the character if you die?

The logic goes both ways then, why not just play Hardcore if you're going to play like that, save yourself the time and effort of having to delete the character?

Edited, Aug 4th 2014 3:37pm by IDrownFish
I think he meant play SC with the same kind of care and urgency that HC takes. I just can't do it, though.
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#1256 Aug 11 2014 at 8:03 PM Rating: Good
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My theme today was apparently hot heroine. I decided to check out the weeklong deals on a lark and snagged Xblades ($1.50) and Velvet Assassin($0.74)

Of the two Velvet Assassin seems the more interesting so far. It took some research to get it to run but it's playing fine now. If anyone picks it up I can give some experience on which of the fixes actually makes it run. Graphics are decent. Stealth killer game from WW2 that tickles my Tenchu nostalgia.

I'm weird about stealth games. Some I hate ( Dues Ex) some I absolutely adore (Dishonered, Tenchu). So far I am giving this one a solid seems ok so far.

XBlades on the other hand is pretty shallow button mashing. But kind of a nice break from serious stealthing. The two games are complementing each other in a way. Lose my patience stealthing. Go Smash a million mob spawn in Xblades. Get bored with that, go be all serious again.

Not bad for $2.25 cents so far. As far as these things go.
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#1257 Aug 15 2014 at 12:37 PM Rating: Good
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Trying to decide which console I'll buy citizens of earth on... probably WII U cause I already have a zillion games on my 3DS
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#1258 Sep 22 2014 at 10:31 AM Rating: Excellent
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Been playing Stalker: Call of Pripyat lately. Despite something like a hundred hours in Shadow of Chernobyl, I had never gotten into Call of Pripyat. I think the first time I was just burnt out (had just played SoC), then I started and an emission killed me like 15 minutes in and I said "nuts to this", couple other false starts, re-tried it a few days ago then learned that the CoP Complete mod now breaks the game, reinstalled with a different mod, hit a point with constant crashes to desktop, uninstalled, reinstalled, started over and am finally well into it. A worthy successor to Shadow of Chernobyl and most of the Quality of Life improvements from SoC Complete are part of the CoP base game (repairs, namely) so playing this vanilla is fine. My older son was watching me play and was amused by me wandering into a building, hearing a shouted Russian (Ukrainian?) phrase, a burst of machine gun fire and then me promptly being dead. Good ole Stalker... certainly less forgiving than when he's playing Borderlands 2.

So Wasteland 2 is out and people seem to be receiving it well. I was a little tempted by all the launch praise to use a 20% Gamersgate coupon and go in on it for $32 but think I'll hold off and see how it's priced for the winter sales. I don't really need a new game right now and told myself that I'd try to get through Witcher 1/2 (or at least 2) before Witcher 3 launched in January and Alien: Isolation is out in a few more weeks as well.
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#1259 Sep 22 2014 at 10:48 AM Rating: Good
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I've been watching wasteland for a good price. Was tempted during the summer sale to buy it with my saved up wallet funds but bought divinity instead. I'm sure I'll grab wasteland this winter during the next sale.
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#1260 Sep 26 2014 at 8:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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Finished Shadowrun Returns "Dead Man's Switch" last night. I gotta say I rather enjoyed it. The pace is slow with lots of reading but it's like having a pen and paper GM describe the characters and encounters to you. Made me nostalgic.

I'll probably pick up the follow up expansion pack soon which people say is even better.
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#1261 Sep 26 2014 at 2:42 PM Rating: Good
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yeah I am also interested in wasteland but I am going to make myself wait till its lower priced.

maybe.
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#1262 Oct 01 2014 at 9:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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Finished Call of Pripyat and, while it was a worthy game in the franchise and good reason to stay in the Exclusion Zone a bit longer, it was a little disappointing that the game didn't feature more of Pripyat itself. Shadow of Chernobyl had a more compelling layout in both atmosphere and inhabitants and, for whatever reason, they made all new areas for Call of Pripyat so some of the most distinctive regions (the hotel, the park with its iconic Ferris wheel) are only seen in the distance.

Anyway, my son was looking to play a new game on his PS3 and I reminded him that the Christmas season is coming up so he could ask for a game or buy it himself on sale if he showed a little patience. Then I had a mental spark of brilliance and combined his love of Skyrim with his interest in watching me play Stalker and set him up with a $10 copy of Fallout 3 to pass the time until the holidays. Would have liked to gotten him the GOTY edition but all the reviews talk about how much the GOTY edition freezes and locks up to the point of unplayability.

He's taken to it so far and watching him play made me get a bug to play it. I've already played FO3 though but never played New Vegas so I installed and started that last night. Plus I can get my post-apocalypse fix on without springing for full-priced Wasteland 2.

Edited, Oct 1st 2014 10:06am by Jophiel
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#1263 Oct 01 2014 at 1:09 PM Rating: Good
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I've played both FO3 and FNV so many times through. I modded the crap out of FNV for my 5th play through earlier this year. That was kind of fun you can make it look really pretty with the higher end texture packs.
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#1264 Oct 01 2014 at 1:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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Yeah, I'd heard good things about FNV. I haven't been buying much lately and am trying to make a concerted effort to play the games that I know are well regarded. One thing to let a bunch of bundle fodder rot in your library but I also own stuff I'm pretty confident is good if only I took the time to play it.
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On one hand, Planetary Annihilation has been a major disappointment for the people who bought into it via Kickstarter and Early Access and so the developers moving onto another project has to cheese some people off...

On the other hand, I'm upset that I can't own this right now.



In reality, I'll of course wait until it's released (if) and on sale. I ain't Kickstartin' no $20 games to be released in 2016.
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#1266 Oct 02 2014 at 10:56 PM Rating: Good
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Ahh Kickstarter. It's like the lottery. Your not buying/gambling on the actual product. Your paying to let your imagination run wild.
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#1267 Oct 02 2014 at 11:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Meh, Kickstarter has it's moments. I've gotten some decent novelty crap, a pinstriping tool that was extremely useful/convenient, I'm waiting on a bunch of games still, and I got a **** brown OUYA that was a complete waste of money. I honestly wish I didn't contribute to that project.
#1268 Oct 04 2014 at 4:21 AM Rating: Good
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Kickstarter is a very bad investment vehicle for the consumer, and a reasonably good tool for a developer. It's a pretty site, and people love it though.
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#1269 Oct 04 2014 at 12:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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Shadows of Mordor sounds like a lot of fun, from pretty much everything I've seen. I've heard that the overall story is bland, but that the individual moments and flavor and characters are all great.

Good thing I have no time to play games, or I'd be $60 poorer right now. Smiley: lol
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#1270 Oct 05 2014 at 10:14 PM Rating: Good
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Confirmed: Shadowrun Dragonfall Directors cut was totally ******* awesome.
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#1271 Oct 06 2014 at 11:03 AM Rating: Good
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Kickstarter is a very bad investment vehicle for the consumer, and a reasonably good tool for a developer.


I don't know about that. You need to be selective, but it's really not bad if you are. Like I put a few hundred into last year's Reaper Bones kickstarter and I am getting a very nice discount off the retail price of a crapton of miniatures. It sucks waiting a year for them but... when that delicious box of goodies arrives, the time spent waiting will be forgotten as I drown in hundreds of miniatures.

Another one I backed is a original deck of tarot cards made by a friend of mine. The kickstarter pretty much only covered the making of the decks. I'll be happy to own a signed limited edition copy of the deck and a framed print of one of the cards for 60 bucks.

Then again, value is really in the eye of the beholder. I've looked at some of them and have not been remotely tempted as they charge way too much for what you're getting. I basically see it as a time-deferred purchase and deal only with proposals put forward by those I trust.

I've never backed a video game either... would rather just get those games for a buck from a humble sale later.
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#1272 Oct 06 2014 at 11:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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I backed the Tides of Numenara kickstarter, and so I'm getting the game and a bunch of additional stuff for $50.

7 novellas, a comic, the soundtrack, strategy guide, concept art.

Either way, I was looking at it like a huge preorder bonus. Except better, because I could decide exactly what bonuses I wanted depending on how much I was willing to pay.

I could have JUST gone for the game for like $20? $25? Something like that.

Of course, this was from a reputable group, and it was a big following, so I wasn't worried about the product not materializing. I was also willing to pay a little more, since the indirect benefit was more development funding, so bigger game.
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#1273 Oct 06 2014 at 1:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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Can't speak for the overall game play yet but Alien: Isolation looks friggin' gorgeous on my computer. Started it and played a little but I decided to wait until tonight for the dark and headphones to really get into it. Some reviews said it ran a little long and thus overdid its welcome (others just said its great) so I want my first real impression of it all to have maximum impact.
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#1274 Oct 07 2014 at 8:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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At the 86 minute mark, I have yet to actually see said Alien. I've done a lot of wandering around the station which is very nice and atmospheric but, you know, some sort of conflict at some point would be nice.
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#1275 Oct 07 2014 at 8:46 AM Rating: Good
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At the 86 minute mark, I have yet to actually see said Alien. I've done a lot of wandering around the station which is very nice and atmospheric but, you know, some sort of conflict at some point would be nice.


Strange. One of the reviews I read said the alien was way too frequent to the point of becoming so common it lost it's scary factor.
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#1276 Oct 07 2014 at 9:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well, maybe once it comes out, it comes out with gusto.
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#1277 Oct 07 2014 at 9:16 AM Rating: Good
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I really thought that was going to be the Alien scene from Spaceballs.
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#1279 Oct 07 2014 at 9:23 AM Rating: Good
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I was thinking more like this.



Edit:*Joph beat me with the same time posting.

Edited, Oct 7th 2014 8:24am by Shojindo
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#1280 Oct 07 2014 at 6:01 PM Rating: Good
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For people that like derpy retro RPGs and roguelikes... I came across an awesome one last night - it is pay what you want (or free if you like)

It's all in ascii graphics and it's got a great soundtrack and is pretty funny:

http://www.sanctuaryrpg.com/
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#1281 Oct 07 2014 at 8:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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That ascii rpg looks charming in some weird way. Probably C64 nostalgia.

In other news I decided to pull the trigger on Shadow of Mordor. It's DLing right now... 34gb O.o

It's most likely too late for my old working self to get any time in tonight by the time the DL finishes but I am looking forward to giving it a solid block of play after work tomorrow.
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#1282 Oct 08 2014 at 1:03 AM Rating: Good
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The graphics are so charming I accidentally called them beautiful earlier today. Enjoying the game a lot.
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#1283 Oct 22 2014 at 12:50 PM Rating: Good
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Finished Shadow Of Mordor late last week so I decided to pick up Borderlands The Pre Sequal. If you liked BL2 you will like this most likely. Just not as much. I'm playing Athena and I friggen Lurv how she plays. Cappy shield + elemental stuffs and lasers pew pew.

There are a few maps that make me want to strangle the devs. You should not go off map for a non secret passage that is essential to a main storry quest guys... just saying. Moon hoppin and **** slammin is plenty good times. And the verticality of some maps is actually an asset. Especially the space station one where you get to pretend your Sandra Bullock in Gravity. (Don't get blown out into space!)

I beat it on normal mode already after 33 hours and I am level 27. I skipped a lot of side quests though. I will try and pick them up when I pop over to TVHM (NG+) I can see many more hours ahead as I take Athena to 50 + farm. Then try at least 2 of the other classes, take them to 50. (I don't see my self playing Claptrap ever.)
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#1284 Oct 22 2014 at 2:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Finished Fallout New Vegas last night (went independent Vegas). I think I liked the game overall more than FO3 but that's not to call FO3 a bad game. New Vegas just seemed better put together plotwise. Also, I was a bit amused that the Mojave region was greener and more vegetated than the Potomac River Basin.

After all the praise I've heard for Old World Blues, I made sure to include it. It was funny, then it started to drag, then it dragged some more, then it picked up for the ending. Didn't help that I had zero points invested in energy weapons. Overall, I think I liked Honest Hearts better but OWB was great when it shined. Saved Lonesome Road and Dead Money for another play-through.
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#1285 Oct 22 2014 at 6:32 PM Rating: Good
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I did not like Old World blues much. I wanted to but it just felt too forced. Honest hearts was cool. Dead Money is in a Love/hate limbo for me. It kicks your ***, torments and annoys you and yet becomes endearing. You feel good that's its over and you did it. Pretty good plot on that one. Never did play Lonesome Road.
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#1286 Nov 07 2014 at 1:43 PM Rating: Good
Hearthstone expansion announced: Goblins vs Gnomes.

Will be 120 new cards. Sold in a standalone booster pack, no Naxx-like solo adventure.

Releasing next month.
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#1287 Nov 07 2014 at 2:07 PM Rating: Good
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I saw that. Wonder if it will be affordable with accumulated gold. The intro video is pretty cute.

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Just Cause 3 confirmed for 2015 Smiley: thumbsup

AC: Unity reported to be a giant heap of unoptimized doody. Was able to kill pre-order. Feelin' good.
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Playing Alien: Isolation feels like a classic example of game stepping on story.

"Eep, alien! So scary... hide, hide, hide... ok, its gone. So, ummm.. where's the key to this door? WTF? How do I get past here? Ok, aimlessly clicking on desks and tables trying to find something. Click, click... ok, really? That's what I was missing? Christ almighty... ok, through this door and... eep! Alien!..."

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Dead Money was a cool concept that they failed to make anything out of. Collecting dudes for a casino "heist" is great in concept but the execution was 80% of your time spent hunting for what was making your collar beep.

Edited, Nov 16th 2014 1:59pm by Jophiel
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#1290 Nov 16 2014 at 7:20 PM Rating: Good
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beep beep beep beep BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEPBEEPBEEEPBEEB... wet noises.
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