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Title: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 04, 2012, 02:34:39 am
The first megathread to be ported to the new forums. That said, have at it.
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Post by: Cloud3514 on January 04, 2012, 02:36:56 am
Guess who bought The Old Republic and three months of play time only to find that his computer can't handle it!
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Post by: Yaezakura on January 04, 2012, 02:51:19 am
Guess who bought The Old Republic and three months of play time only to find that his computer can't handle it!
Wow... that sucks, dude. x.x;

Sadly, I haven't had much to do gaming-wise lately. Haven't had the funds to buy anything new in a while.
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Post by: VirtualStranger on January 04, 2012, 02:52:01 am
Busy playing through all 4 Assassin's Creed games in order.
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Post by: MaybeNever on January 04, 2012, 04:48:57 am
Guess who bought The Old Republic and three months of play time only to find that his computer can't handle it!

Is it me? Because that doesn't sound like something that's happened to me.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on January 04, 2012, 04:53:24 am
Been playing Bejeweled 3. I reviewed it some time ago! :D
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Post by: TheL on January 04, 2012, 08:39:26 pm
Still sporadically working my way through Zelda.
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Post by: jumpingjackflash on January 04, 2012, 10:06:51 pm
Going through Castlevania Order Of Ecclesia. Ugh, Dracula's Castle...
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Post by: ironbite on January 04, 2012, 10:36:16 pm
Restarting Fallout New Vegas cause I screwed up on my initial build.

Ironbite-it's cool cause I'm up to Nipton so I'm not that far in the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on January 05, 2012, 06:09:30 am
Going back and forth between Civilization II and NHL 11.  I also got Skyrim for Christmas, but I have no clue what I'm doing.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on January 05, 2012, 11:07:18 am
I also got Skyrim for Christmas, but I have no clue what I'm doing.

What is confusing you?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on January 05, 2012, 05:57:04 pm
Well I know the game itself, I just kept getting lost trying to find the quests.  I'd then just run around killing people.  Until I get the strat guide, I've just been playing other games.
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Post by: erictheblue on January 05, 2012, 07:16:15 pm
Well I know the game itself, I just kept getting lost trying to find the quests.

You know you can track quests using the menu?
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Post by: Iczerfour on January 05, 2012, 07:25:26 pm
im addicted to Minecraft
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Post by: Mechtaur on January 06, 2012, 01:01:07 am
I'm raging at Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 pretty hardcore right now. It seems like the game is doing everything it can to prevent me from getting access to more stuff.
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Post by: syaoranvee on January 06, 2012, 05:15:31 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-A8xvFKaRA

This has to be the most oddest art style I've seen for a game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on January 06, 2012, 02:53:37 pm
Been playing mostly BF3 and AC: Revelations lately.

Is it just me or do shotguns in BF3 and MW3 have like a REDICULOUS amount of range?  You should not be able to basically snipe people with a shotgun from like 30 yards away.

Also, speaking of Assassin's Creed (light spoilers):
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on January 06, 2012, 04:40:49 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d61vtwJHAhg

Just an awesome-looking game that doesn't seem to be too well known, from what I've seen.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on January 09, 2012, 02:02:47 am
Been playing mostly BF3 and AC: Revelations lately.

Is it just me or do shotguns in BF3 and MW3 have like a REDICULOUS amount of range?  You should not be able to basically snipe people with a shotgun from like 30 yards away.

Also, speaking of Assassin's Creed (light spoilers):
(click to show/hide)

Real shotguns have a much smaller spread (and thus, a longer range) than is commonly depicted in video games.

Every other Assassin's Creed game up to this point has had a cliffhanger ending, why would this one be different?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on January 09, 2012, 09:25:05 am
Been playing mostly BF3 and AC: Revelations lately.

Is it just me or do shotguns in BF3 and MW3 have like a REDICULOUS amount of range?  You should not be able to basically snipe people with a shotgun from like 30 yards away.

Also, speaking of Assassin's Creed (light spoilers):
(click to show/hide)

Real shotguns have a much smaller spread (and thus, a longer range) than is commonly depicted in video games.

Every other Assassin's Creed game up to this point has had a cliffhanger ending, why would this one be different?

Okay well that makes a little more sense for the shotguns.

The AC ending just pissed me off because it was supposed to be the ending of a certain aspect of the series and you'ld think that would give them room for a more clear cut ending.

*edited for spelling*
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 09, 2012, 10:12:59 am
Been playing mostly BF3 and AC: Revelations lately.

Is it just me or do shotguns in BF3 and MW3 have like a REDICULOUS amount of range?  You should not be able to basically snipe people with a shotgun from like 30 yards away.

Also, speaking of Assassin's Creed (light spoilers):
(click to show/hide)

Real shotguns have a much smaller spread (and thus, a longer range) than is commonly depicted in video games.

Every other Assassin's Creed game up to this point has had a cliffhanger ending, why would this one be different?

Okay well that makes a little more sense for the shotguns.

The AC ending just pissed me off because it was supposed to be the ending of a certain aspect of the seires and you'ld think that would give them room for a more clear cut ending.

It's a bit of a cop out to call the game "Revelations" if it ends on a cliffhanger, methinks.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: sandman on January 09, 2012, 10:55:01 am
I bought and played through Portal, Portal 2, Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City over my Christmas break. Those games were all so good I was actually sad when I was done. Now I'm playing through Deus Ex: Human Revolution. So far it's pretty good, but brutal on mistakes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Servo on January 09, 2012, 11:00:07 pm
Now I'm playing through Deus Ex: Human Revolution. So far it's pretty good, but brutal on mistakes.

Let me guess, the boss battles? A blight on an otherwise great game.

(http://i.imgur.com/hmHS2l.png)
Now let's hope I don't regret doing this...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on January 09, 2012, 11:25:01 pm
Legion and Powerman 5000. Great combo, or the best combo?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra5hPD32G4c
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on January 09, 2012, 11:43:28 pm
Wow, that's actually scary how well that fits.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 10, 2012, 01:15:40 am
Now I'm playing through Deus Ex: Human Revolution. So far it's pretty good, but brutal on mistakes.

Let me guess, the boss battles? A blight on an otherwise great game.

(http://i.imgur.com/hmHS2l.png)
Now let's hope I don't regret doing this...
Fuck me that's expensive...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: shadowpanther on January 10, 2012, 09:04:44 am

(http://i.imgur.com/hmHS2l.png)
Now let's hope I don't regret doing this...

Urge to post leaked ME3 scripts....rising.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 10, 2012, 09:07:18 am
Considering they changed a good portion of the script it wouldn't matter most likely.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: shadowpanther on January 10, 2012, 09:20:18 am
Well that's my mindless dickery for the day ruined.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 10, 2012, 09:28:02 am
Terribly sorry. :P
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Post by: shadowpanther on January 10, 2012, 09:49:27 am
You should be. Now I have to go kick a puppy or something to make up for it.

Actually make that a baby. I'd feel bad about kicking a puppy.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on January 10, 2012, 09:53:56 am
Played a little Civilization II.  I chose a small world with 7 nations, raging whores hordes, and warlord difficulty (I wanted to give myself a chance).

Before I had learned my second tech, the Japanese had wiped out 3 civs.  By the end of the game, they were doing so much damage, half the conquered civs came back! 

Ironically, they were nice to me.  In fact, the only combat I saw was fighting off some barbarians.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 11, 2012, 01:19:28 am
I had a bit of an embarrassing moment in Terraria. I defeated the Eye of Cthulhu using a gold bow, gold armour and an enchanted boomerang and later on the Eater of Worlds twice. After all that, I found I was one of two demonite bars short of a full set of demonite armour, weapons and tools. To fix that, I decided to beat up the Eye of Cthulhu for a bit of demonite and a gold coin. This time around I had a full set of demonite armour, a demon bow, a musket, a vilethorn and my old enchanted boomerang. That fight was a total walkover, right? Well actually, the bastard killed me before it reached its second phase.

Even though I was playing single player, I was so ashamed.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: shadowpanther on January 14, 2012, 04:52:39 pm
Bored now. Reinstalling Red Alert 3.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on January 14, 2012, 10:02:41 pm
I got the Halo: Anniversery Edition today. :)

Other than that I've been mainly going back and forth between finishing side quests on my first character in Skyrim, and doing a last run through of ME2 before ME3 comes out.

Also, unlocked the 12X and 3.4X scoped for my main sniper rifle in BF3.  I love the 12x scope on big open maps cause the distance you can snipe people from is rediculous.  Then the 3.4X is awesome for medium and smaller maps because it basically becomes a long range shotgun.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on January 16, 2012, 12:10:57 am
I officially can't wait for The Darkness II.  If its anywhere near as good as the first one, I will explode from the sheer fucking orgasm-inducing WIN that will be that game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 19, 2012, 12:01:37 am
Darkness II demo was niiiice.
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Post by: Askold on January 19, 2012, 02:31:38 am
On my second playtrough of Mass effect 2 I used a character with biotic skills (first playtrhough was as a soldier) and there is this ability called shockwave. Basically a series of explosions ending in a big on which move in a straight line at an enemy. At first it seemed weak since most of the enemies are smart enough to use cover but then I reached that one level... Cybernetic zombie hordes chargin at me, not bothering with cover and to top it off the level was mostly made from narrow walkways surrounded by a deep pit... Mwahahahaaa! boom boom BOOM! Oh the humanity! Bits and pieces flying everywhere! Even the ones that would have survived the blast get thrown into a pit.

Fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 19, 2012, 02:51:00 am
About to face the Wall of Flesh in Terraria and move on to hardmode. All that's left to do is loot the floating islands and quarantine my house and surrounding area against the impending super-powered hallow and corruption spread. Fun stuff.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on January 19, 2012, 03:01:40 am
Darkness II demo was niiiice.

Is it on the LIVE Marketplace?  If so, I am playing that motherfucker like WHOA.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 19, 2012, 04:18:44 am
Darkness II demo was niiiice.

Is it on the LIVE Marketplace?  If so, I am playing that motherfucker like WHOA.

Yep. Got released yesterday I think.

Gold exclusive though (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/The-Darkness-II-Demo/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8025454889f)
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Post by: Mantorok on January 19, 2012, 05:04:11 am
Gold exclusive though (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/The-Darkness-II-Demo/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d8025454889f)
It's normal for Gold members to get access to demos a week before Silver members.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on January 19, 2012, 05:08:31 am
I know it is. I just figured if he wanted to play it ASAP he'd like to know he'd need a gold membership. Otherwise he would have to wait. If he doesn't have one I think I have a code somewhere for a trial...

I also plan on playing the Asura's Wrath thing. Guy I know says it's a bastard child of Ninja Blade and DBZ.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on January 19, 2012, 05:49:56 pm
Thankfully, big bro has a gold LIVE account, and I got to play that motherfucker...it is...a thing of beauty.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 19, 2012, 08:58:05 pm
I just won me a free game. Awesome sauce.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MisterMuncher on January 19, 2012, 09:06:18 pm
Rerelease of the original Syndicate over at GoodOldGames. Ah, memories. Burning, screaming, hypnotised civilian memories.
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Post by: Shane for Wax on January 19, 2012, 09:53:33 pm
Thankfully, big bro has a gold LIVE account, and I got to play that motherfucker...it is...a thing of beauty.

Jackieeee give in to the Darkness. Jackieeee.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on January 19, 2012, 10:08:46 pm
Rerelease of the original Syndicate over at GoodOldGames. Ah, memories. Burning, screaming, hypnotised civilian memories.
Funnily enough, that's what I just won me a copy of. Should be fun, methinks.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Eniliad on January 21, 2012, 03:17:20 am
Been playing through Knights of the Old Republic II. Now, I really fucking hate this game for a variety of reasons, which I can get into tomorrow for people that haven't heard of the game or liked it... I'm too tired to fully explain that one tonight. But I'm playing through it with the Restored Content Mod, which restores about 80% of the content cut from the game (and believe me, there's a lot), which makes the game worlds better. Slow going for several reasons: The game still bombs constantly (anyone who plays KotOR II knows what I'm talking about), and I'm playing through a second time, because - and this is not present in the retail cut of the game - the first time through I got the Bad Ending because I missed some vital content I didn't know they re-added into the game.
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Post by: Vypernight on January 21, 2012, 04:58:31 am
I remember that game, thought I don't remember much of what differed between the two endings.
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Post by: Eniliad on January 21, 2012, 03:11:11 pm
I remember that game, thought I don't remember much of what differed between the two endings.

Because there wasn't one. It was the most nihilistic bullshit I've ever seen in a video game. The first game has you deciding the fate of the entire galaxy, and there's a huge difference in endings, both pretty satisfying. The second game... well...

The biggest problem with KotOR2 is that it was rushed for Christmas. The meddling execs pulled a massive dick move and forced the game designers to rush the game in order to maximize their potential sales (yet another reason to hate both corporate execs AND Christmas, but I digress...) This caused massive problems, as huge bugs had to go unfixed or even untested, and the entire third act of the story arc was not only rush-jobbed, it was MASSIVELY cut down. As a result, plot points go unresolved, most of the dialog makes no sense, and the ending suffered horribly.

This is made all the more frustrating because the entire plot is basically made of Checkov's Guns and foreshadowing. In fact, there are plot twists so subtle and hard to spot, that years later, reading about them makes me spit-take. For example: Ever wonder who Kreia is? (http://lparchive.org/Knights-of-the-Old-Republic-II/Update%2058/)

Remember when, on Malachor V, the Remote goes off and activates the four computers needed to activate the Mass Shadow Generator, and G0-T0 pins the Remote down in a corner, and the scene just... ends? Ever wonder what the fuck Darth Traya is talking about when she says, as you enter the Trayus Academy, that you'll be faced with a choice? Ever wanted to know where all the HK-50s come from? How about more about just what/who the hell Nihilus is? Want to learn more from Mandalore?

All that, and fucktons more, was supposed to all be in the fucking game. You can even find files for it if you go searching through the KotOR2 folders. Including, get this, an entire unfinished planet. So many plot threads, resolved... dialog, finished... and it all got scrapped so the game could make it out the fucking door on Christmas, and ruin the holiday for me -I mean, huge fans of KotOR who thought the sequel would be good. And it would be. It'd be better than the first game... if only it was done.

Ugh, this game... I loved KotOR so much and the sequel could have been so much more. And the reason I know this is because I'm playing through the Restored Content Mod, which restores just about all the cut content they could (not the new planet unfortunately... not enough of it was done). I decided I wanted to play through it after reading the entire Let's Play that I linked to. It covers ALL the cut content from the game that there exist any files for, and I decided I needed some closure on this fucking disappointing sequel.

Unfortunately, like I said, I got the bad ending. That's because the scene with G0-T0 and the Remote ends with HK-47 barging in on the two. G0-T0 tries to summon some HK-50s to kill him, but HK-47's been through the HK-50 Factory and instead brought with him new HK-51s who are loyal to 47, and blast the everloving fuck out of G0-T0.

That's assuming you actually unlocked the quest for it. If you're like I was, however, and didn't bother getting influence with HK (because a good guy getting influence with HK without cheating is freaking hard), and didn't go through the droid factory, HK gets his "mind" dominated by G0-T0 who goes and blasts the remote. The ending after that involves the Exile being trapped forever on Malachor V. Awesome.

If nothing else, I'd totally read through the Let's Play I linked to from the start if you like KotOR or are curious about KotOR2's cut content. It's a good read and the author's pretty funny.
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Post by: Osama bin Bambi on January 21, 2012, 04:52:11 pm
There were similar problems with Neverwinter Nights II. I know a guy who knows one of the people working on that game. Apparently, they were working on the game when the higher-ups abruptly fired a bunch of managers and jumbled around the entire team. The result was that some programmers were working on things that weren't their original work. The entire game is incredibly unfinished - some quests just have no clear ending, and there are still glitches that had to be (partially) fixed with patches. Oh, and the game's graphics are only okay, but for some reason it lags like a fat beached whale.

NWN I might have shitty graphics but at least it doesn't crash every ten minutes kthxbai
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on January 22, 2012, 11:00:22 pm
Was playing Halo: Anniversery on co-op with a friend of mine recently, and I forgot how much more annoying the Flood was in that game than any of the others.
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Post by: chad sexington on January 23, 2012, 07:52:03 am
Crusader Kings II release date has been announced:  Feb 14 <3
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Post by: Shane for Wax on January 23, 2012, 07:58:15 am
Odd time to announce a release date.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Yla on January 24, 2012, 04:08:32 am
-snip KotOR2 rant-
I loved KotOR2, played it through close to a dozen times before the mod. I didn't know it was finally done, will have to get it and play again.
Kreia is a philosophical challenge not to the character, but to the player.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on January 24, 2012, 04:35:57 am
Kreia is my favorite character. Here's why:

"When one relies on sight to perceive the world, it is like trying to stare at the galaxy through a crack in the door."

"When I spoke of sight before, there is a similar handicap that tends to occur among those strong in the Force. They neglect their skills. Some believe they no longer need them."

"Yes… and what are they without the Force? Take the greatest Jedi Knight, strip away the Force, and what remains? They rely on it, depend on it, more than they know. Watch as one tries to hold a blaster, as they try to hold a lightsaber, and all you will see is nothing more than a woman -- or a man. A child."

"'Sith' is a title, yes, but like you, the title is not who I am. It is not what I believe. For you… it is different. Know that there was once a Darth Traya. And that she cast aside that role, was exiled, and found a new purpose. But there must always be a Darth Traya, one that holds the knowledge of betrayal. Who has been betrayed in their heart, and will betray in turn."

"This wound … it is a physical thing, and will fade with time. It was necessary … some things may only be learned from sacrifice."

"Know that much may happen here, but above all, do not forget this—you may trust in me. We cradle each other's lives, and what threatens one of us, threatens us both. And if you find you cannot trust me, trust in your training. Trust in yourself. Never doubt what you have done. All your decisions have brought you to this point." [this one is even better when you hear what she has to say about your decision to help people causing you to doubt what you did]

"As you would pass judgment on her, I have come to pass judgment on you all. Do you wish to feel the teachings born of the Mandalorian Wars? Of all wars, of all tragedies that scream across the galaxy?"

(click to show/hide)

Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on January 24, 2012, 01:59:46 pm
I really liked KotOR2, until the ending. I know now why the ending is as screwed up as it is, but when I first played the game, I didn't know. So I got to the end and could only think "uh, what just happened?" It really ruined the game for me, so much so that I cannot bring myself to play it again. (I have it on the original Xbox, so cannot get the mods that fix it.)
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Post by: RavynousHunter on January 30, 2012, 04:41:48 pm
Why the fuck is this at the bottom of the page?  FUCK THAT JANK.

I got an update for you motherfuckers, ArenaNet has finally set a rough date for the open beta for Guild Wars 2. (http://www.tomshardware.com/news/NCsoft-ArenaNet-Guild-Wars-2-MMOG-Beta,14537.html)  When's that, you may ask?  March/April of this year.  I dunno about you guys, but I'm certainly testing this bitch when they pop the beta.  Five god damned years of development, this bastard had better be awesome.

Still no news on Thief 4, that I'm aware of, though.  Okay, Eidos...what the fuck's the holdup?  The last Deus Ex game came and went already.  What's taking you so fucking long?  Is it so much to ask for some teaser content or something by this time?  Something to whet my whistle a bit while I wait?  I don't mind a long development cycle, by all means, take your time and polish the game up so it can be set apart from its peers by having a good, fairly stable release...but, come on.  The fans need some kinda morsels to keep our appetites going.
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Post by: NonProphet on January 30, 2012, 08:06:06 pm
There were similar problems with Neverwinter Nights II. I know a guy who knows one of the people working on that game. Apparently, they were working on the game when the higher-ups abruptly fired a bunch of managers and jumbled around the entire team. The result was that some programmers were working on things that weren't their original work. The entire game is incredibly unfinished - some quests just have no clear ending, and there are still glitches that had to be (partially) fixed with patches. Oh, and the game's graphics are only okay, but for some reason it lags like a fat beached whale.

NWN I might have shitty graphics but at least it doesn't crash every ten minutes kthxbai

My copy doesn't lag or crash. *shrug* There are issues with some of the quests feeling... unfinished? And a lot of it does feel rushed. I blame the stupid execs.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on January 30, 2012, 08:10:52 pm
NWN2 had some definite problems, both technical and in terms of its pacing and gameplay. Mask of the Betrayer, on the other hand, ranks with Planescape: Torment as a masterpiece of storytelling.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: NonProphet on January 30, 2012, 10:13:48 pm
NWN2 had some definite problems, but technical and in terms of its pacing and gameplay. Mask of the Betrayer, on the other hand, ranks with Planescape: Torment as a masterpiece of storytelling.
This, we can agree on.
I still felt sad about the bear spirit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on February 01, 2012, 08:49:58 pm
So apparently after Everquest II did so, they're making the first one F2P (http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/01/30/its-official-everquest-goes-free-to-play/) now (and kaputing the Mac server at the same time).  Interesting they didn't do the original first as F2P and then the sequel. Oh well.  Everquest is one that I have on my list to try at some point if only for the "this is where it all started" factor.

And Rift seems to be trying something WoW is doing and is now making free trial to level 20. (http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/02/01/enter-at-your-own-rift-want-to-play-rift-for-free-now-you-ca/#continued)  That's basically two regions worth of playing, The tutorial region of your faction (Level 1-5) and your starting area of your faction. (Level 5-20) and maybe a little bit of a Level 20-25 region before you have your ass handed to you.  So if you've wanted to try it this would be a good chance. Ode to the Defiant!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 02, 2012, 01:09:45 am
So apparently after Everquest II did so, they're making the first one F2P (http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/01/30/its-official-everquest-goes-free-to-play/) now

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_sZ-HtnjiVcw/TQ9b7bGOm6I/AAAAAAAABQ0/MMCmgbg_sG4/s1600/snoopy-dance.jpeg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on February 02, 2012, 10:22:08 pm
The new Lara Croft looks amazing and completely badass.

(http://i.imgur.com/4vWWs.jpg)
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Post by: TheL on February 02, 2012, 11:22:29 pm
Woah.  It's kinda weird watching her waistline go from "Barbie" to "physically possible" to "healthy."
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 02, 2012, 11:29:08 pm
Wait a minute, is her chest getting smaller?

Well, that's a pleasant surprise.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 02, 2012, 11:30:16 pm
Wait a minute, is her chest getting smaller?

Well, that's a pleasant surprise.

It might help they're re-inventing her and she's also only about 18.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 03, 2012, 12:00:52 am
Did Lara Croft just get done rolling down Mud Mountain?  You'd think she'd at least clean herself up a bit and change clothes before her photo-op...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 03, 2012, 12:10:07 am
Did Lara Croft just get done rolling down Mud Mountain?  You'd think she'd at least clean herself up a bit and change clothes before her photo-op...

Eh... I like her grimy and gritty.

Some trailers and gameplay demos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9v9RFuFzwp8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7KNhWZ6EbU
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Lithp on February 03, 2012, 12:17:54 am
I kind of feel like they went past the point of realistic & into completely ridiculous, unless she mud wrestles in every level.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 03, 2012, 12:21:31 am
You've never been on an island by yourself and having no time to take a bath after falling multiple times have you? I think it's more realistic that she gets dirtier as she goes on, without rest or a chance to wash off.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 03, 2012, 12:29:01 am
You've never been on an island by yourself and having no time to take a bath after falling multiple times have you? I think it's more realistic that she gets dirtier as she goes on, without rest or a chance to wash off.
Depends on how heavily swimming is featured in the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on February 03, 2012, 12:32:44 am
If the logic here is "it's realistic", I will probably not buy the game on the grounds that either they will not feature her pooping, which is not very realistic, or they will feature her pooping, which I'm not remotely interested in seeing.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Lithp on February 03, 2012, 12:44:01 am
There's no water on the island? She has no ability to wipe off her face?

Also, IF the mechanic is that she gets dirtier as she is exposed to dirt, that might make sense. I was under the impression this was a static model.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 03, 2012, 12:45:45 am
If the logic here is "it's realistic", I will probably not buy the game on the grounds that either they will not feature her pooping, which is not very realistic, or they will feature her pooping, which I'm not remotely interested in seeing.
What if she doesn't poop, but suffers a ruptured colon if you don't finish the game within a week or so?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 03, 2012, 12:48:07 am
There's no water on the island? She has no ability to wipe off her face?

Also, IF the mechanic is that she gets dirtier as she is exposed to dirt, that might make sense. I was under the impression this was a static model.
No, my impression from things I've read is she starts off perfectly clean but gets dirtier as you continue on.

As for the... bathroom needs. Come on, now you're bein' extreme, man.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on February 03, 2012, 12:58:42 am
There's no water on the island? She has no ability to wipe off her face?

Also, IF the mechanic is that she gets dirtier as she is exposed to dirt, that might make sense. I was under the impression this was a static model.
No, my impression from things I've read is she starts off perfectly clean but gets dirtier as you continue on.

As for the... bathroom needs. Come on, now you're bein' extreme, man.

I just think that appeals to realism are not prima facie sufficient to justify including some feature or other in a game. If something is fun or it is awesome, I find that a lot more compelling. That said, I find immersion both fun and awesome, so things that advance that I tend to approve of.

If the logic here is "it's realistic", I will probably not buy the game on the grounds that either they will not feature her pooping, which is not very realistic, or they will feature her pooping, which I'm not remotely interested in seeing.
What if she doesn't poop, but suffers a ruptured colon if you don't finish the game within a week or so?

Then I will purchase the game and masturbate furiously while playing it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 03, 2012, 01:19:49 am
There's such a thing as having a bit of realism so that your immersion is better.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mantorok on February 03, 2012, 01:27:49 am
I'm somewhat disappointed that Lara's injuries are going to occur as a result of unavoidable cut-scenes instead of player action. Isn't it about time that games with a survival theme stopped doing that? If my character is going to fall and break a leg it should be because I made them fall, not because I reached a trigger point that makes a cut-scene play.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 03, 2012, 01:42:42 am
Actually the other injuries are QT events.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mantorok on February 03, 2012, 01:51:56 am
Are they avoidable quick time events though? Because if they're unavoidable, they might as well be a cut-scene that you just press buttons to play.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 03, 2012, 01:52:47 am
Considering it's not out yet nor have I played it, I don't have the foggiest on the context. I only know what I've read out of the myriad of preview articles.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on February 03, 2012, 01:53:11 am
There's such a thing as having a bit of realism so that your immersion is better.

Yes, that is why I said what I did about immersion.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 04, 2012, 03:09:24 pm
Darkness II has been fully paid for. (subsidized by workplace)
Mass Effect CE has been confirmed by Newegg. (Birthday gift to myself, get off my back)
Bought Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (thanks to my childhood buddy for taking my N64 copy)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is pre-ordered from NewEgg as well, tho I will be subsidized by my workplace.

I should probably save for my pre-order of Max Payne 3, The Witcher 2 (360), Darksiders II, and Tomb Raider. Tho I am assuming I'll get most of those for review (free copies!)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 04, 2012, 06:04:21 pm
Waitwaitwait...hold the fucking phone.

The Witcher 2 is coming to 360?  WHY DID I NOT RECEIVE THE MEMO?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 04, 2012, 06:36:49 pm
I thought it was mentioned earlier... either way... the release date is set at April 17, 2012 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Witcher_2:_Assassins_of_Kings).

Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on February 04, 2012, 06:45:58 pm
I must play this.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 04, 2012, 11:15:19 pm
If all goes to plan, I'll be able to play The Witcher 2 on PC by the end of the month. Mods for the win baby!

Also, anyone here play Dominions 3? I've read a let's play for it and it looks amazing, but it's pretty expensive ($56 for a game made in 2006) and I'm a noob at 4X strategy so I'm not sure if my experience would be nearly as epic. What do y'all think?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 06, 2012, 02:38:16 am
Holy crap...am I the only one who read that as "Dominoes 3" and almost audibly WTFd?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on February 06, 2012, 02:45:05 am
If Dominions 3 is the game I'm thinking of, it's staggeringly complex. But I could be thinking of another game entirely.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 06, 2012, 02:51:10 am
Nah, that's probably Dominions 3.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: TheL on February 06, 2012, 09:17:39 am
Holy crap...am I the only one who read that as "Dominoes 3" and almost audibly WTFd?

I would play a video game based entirely off setting up ridiculously-complex domino patterns and knocking them down.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 07, 2012, 08:57:39 am
Did someone express desire to see Battlefront 3 (http://www.gamepodunk.com/topic/3532-star-wars-battlefront-3-may-be-in-the-works-again)?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: shadowpanther on February 07, 2012, 09:04:45 am
*intake of breath*

*Resulting Squee punches straight into the ultrasonics*

If this does turn out to be Battlefront 3 I will happily give them all of my money and lifeblood.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 07, 2012, 09:08:29 am
*flies backward from result of supersonic squee*

Aye, I am more than willing to take a look at a new game dealing with the stormtroopers. :D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on February 08, 2012, 02:29:46 am
Anybody play the superhero MMOs that are out? (City of Heroes, Champions Online, DC Universe) cause I wanna try one but I don't which one to pick.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on February 08, 2012, 02:52:15 am
DC Universe is a free to play, I think, which means there's no risk to trying it out beyond time spent downloading. I don't know about the others, though.

Regarding Skyrim, there's a free DLC on Steam that is a 3GB hi-def texture pack.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on February 08, 2012, 03:05:31 am
DC Universe is a free to play, I think, which means there's no risk to trying it out beyond time spent downloading. I don't know about the others, though.


All three are f2p, although they all carry limitations with it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on February 08, 2012, 03:06:23 am
So why not try each of them out for an hour or two and see which one you like the best?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on February 08, 2012, 06:07:40 am
DC Universe is a free to play, I think, which means there's no risk to trying it out beyond time spent downloading. I don't know about the others, though.


All three are f2p, although they all carry limitations with it.

Champions blows colorfull chunks, COH I paid for almost 5 years and DC online is kinda meh on power combinations since so much ties back to primary heros. DC Is quite cool looking though. I'm definintely playing favorites, but COH was still the better of them last time I went around to play them. I've just run out of power combinations I enjoy playing, though it did take 5 years to do that.

That said, the FTP restrictions on DC and COH only really limit how many characters you have. Champions, they limit you to pre-defined power sets, which isn't horrific, but is kinda boring.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Jack Bauer on February 08, 2012, 08:33:43 am
So I bought a copy of Mass Effect 2 (XBox 360) because it was in Sainsbury's post Christmas sale for something silly - £8, I think. I had not played the original and was pretty ignorant as to the scenario - but I remembered reading a review a few months ago and the concept seemed quite interesting.

I'm about 12 hours into the story arc and I'm thoroughly enjoying it! I've just bought the original from eBay...

Go Shepard!

Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on February 09, 2012, 07:46:16 pm
BEHOLD. I present... The Tower.

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2007/01/genesistower.jpg)

Sega Genesis/Sega CD/32X, Sega Master System converter, cleaning cartridge, Game Genie, two copies of Sonic & Knuckles, and Sonic 3
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 09, 2012, 08:04:11 pm
I've got Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning now. Some of the items that were supposed to be unlocked won't be until Valentine's day. What was the ruddy point of pre-ordering then?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 09, 2012, 10:35:33 pm
BEHOLD. I present... The Tower.

*snip*

Sega Genesis/Sega CD/32X, Sega Master System converter, cleaning cartridge, Game Genie, two copies of Sonic & Knuckles, and Sonic 3

Needs moar Sonic & Knuckles.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: TheL on February 09, 2012, 11:47:11 pm
BEHOLD. I present... The Tower.

*snip*

Sega Genesis/Sega CD/32X, Sega Master System converter, cleaning cartridge, Game Genie, two copies of Sonic & Knuckles, and Sonic 3

Needs moar Sonic & Knuckles.

Seconded.  Also another Game Genie.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: shadowpanther on February 10, 2012, 12:41:29 pm
I've got Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning now. Some of the items that were supposed to be unlocked won't be until Valentine's day. What was the ruddy point of pre-ordering then?

Because lol EA?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 10, 2012, 12:50:27 pm
Mass Effect 3 FemShep trailer out! (http://www.gamepodunk.com/topic/3560-mass-effect-3-female-shepard-trailer-out-now) (with extra posting of my own articles!)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Yla on February 10, 2012, 02:22:22 pm
I know the music of that trailer. Most likely Two Steps from Hell, but I'm too lazy to dig through my bookmarks to find out the exact title.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 10, 2012, 02:28:53 pm
Either Two Steps From Hell or Immediate Music.

Two Steps from Hell sampler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0qy-VMrZgM)
Immediate Music sampler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46tS09yBc9I&feature=related)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: shadowpanther on February 10, 2012, 04:21:17 pm
It's Armada by Two Steps From Hell.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llnIzZPtfzw
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 10, 2012, 04:23:48 pm
Yeah, I love both immediate and Two Steps From Hell. <3
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on February 11, 2012, 09:29:46 am
I've got Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning now. Some of the items that were supposed to be unlocked won't be until Valentine's day.

Like what?

Quote
What was the ruddy point of pre-ordering then?

The useful pre-order items?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 11, 2012, 01:07:53 pm
The ME3 items that one gets when you finish the ME3 demo. They better be damn good.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Morgenleoht on February 13, 2012, 01:24:16 am
Anybody here play Dragon Age?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on February 13, 2012, 07:28:48 am
The ME3 items that one gets when you finish the ME3 demo. They better be damn good.

Ah, yes, those... I'm looking forward to the daggers, though I suspect by this point, what my Finesse/Sorc PC is using will be better...

Anybody here play Dragon Age?

Which one? I played the heck out of DA:O. Played DAII, but never finished it. I will get back to it, but there are other games I want to get through first.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 13, 2012, 02:31:33 pm
I did get Shepard's armor in Kingdoms of Amalur, tho. Haven't pulled it on yet.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Morgenleoht on February 14, 2012, 08:56:42 pm
The ME3 items that one gets when you finish the ME3 demo. They better be damn good.

Ah, yes, those... I'm looking forward to the daggers, though I suspect by this point, what my Finesse/Sorc PC is using will be better...

Anybody here play Dragon Age?

Which one? I played the heck out of DA:O. Played DAII, but never finished it. I will get back to it, but there are other games I want to get through first.

I'm playing the crap outta DAO... Admitted Alistair fangirl here. :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on February 15, 2012, 03:16:09 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BssrlR_rdFc

New trailer came out today.

Make sure to turn CC on.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on February 15, 2012, 03:16:45 am
The ME3 items that one gets when you finish the ME3 demo. They better be damn good.

The daggers you get are actually not that bad.  I was already level 14/15 when I picked them up, and they were like the second or third best finesse melee weapon in my inventory.  Would of been nice to have them before I was like a third of the way through the game though.  However, they do look absolutely badass.  The blades look like the omnitool blade.


On the topic of the ME3 demo, the single player part was a lot shorter than I expected.  Though, they probably didn't want to spoil too much.  Also, I am fucking LOVING the firefight/horde-esque multiplayer.  I've actually found that I'm pretty good at it too.  Had one match where me and one other guy survived 7 rounds alone and almost survived the 10th and final round when a third guy joined us during the 8th round.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 15, 2012, 03:18:55 am
Combining music from Red Alert 3 with Age of Wonders works very well...especially when playing as the Undead and deciding to go scorcher on everyone, using the Animate Ruins spell to make insta-cities.

(For those who don't know, "going scorcher" means that, whenever I capture a town, I either loot or raze it, preferably loot it.)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Yla on February 16, 2012, 09:14:22 am
Anybody here play Dragon Age?
LOVED the first, didn't like the second.

Combining music from Red Alert 3 with Age of Wonders works very well...especially when playing as the Undead and deciding to go scorcher on everyone, using the Animate Ruins spell to make insta-cities.

(For those who don't know, "going scorcher" means that, whenever I capture a town, I either loot or raze it, preferably loot it.)
Well, I tend to take them as they are, not even resettle. My favourite troop composition are Dark Elf blade-dancers transported by a Human airship, and if needed Elf archers for ranged and vampires for subversion and reinforcement. In the last game I played, I used all these units while my starting faction were Archons. My friends think I'm crazy.
(But yes, I do need the Peace Keeper perk.)


And in other news, while playing Sims 3, one of my sims gained 53500 points by a single event.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 16, 2012, 07:11:44 pm
Blade-dancers?  Vampires?  You using a mod, or are you talking about one of the sequels?

Also, I use Animate Ruins because pretty much -everyone- is at least wary of the Undead...except the Undead.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 17, 2012, 04:54:18 am
Hey guys, dunno if you know but there are some gaming bundles going on:

Indie Gala (http://www.indiegala.com/) is one with three different sized bundles, each starting at a different price. The Epic Gala is by far the best deal, as it's the one that usually gets more added to it.

Game Music Bundle (http://www.gamemusicbundle.com/) this one doesn't have games but it does offer music from the games. Paying $10+ is the better deal as you get so much more out of it.

Did anyone else pick them up? I got the Music one and I'm debating the other one.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Yla on February 17, 2012, 04:28:24 pm
Blade-dancers?  Vampires?  You using a mod, or are you talking about one of the sequels?
Yeah, sequel.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 17, 2012, 11:16:59 pm
Civilization V is to get a new expansion pack (http://www.gamepodunk.com/page/index.html/_/previews-trailers-and-demos/civiliation-5-expansion-pack-announced-r157)

Too bad my computer can't run it. I'd love to play as Boudicca.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 18, 2012, 10:02:10 pm
Fuck frostlings, seriously.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 18, 2012, 11:23:02 pm
Your dick might get frozen if you do that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 18, 2012, 11:57:11 pm
Fuck frostlings, seriously.

Hmm...ya know, the Frostlings never give me much guff.  The ones that always piss me off are the Elves.  I can count on one hand the number of times I've played as the fucking Highmen, and those pricks declared war on me the moment they saw me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on February 19, 2012, 12:02:09 am
Your dick might get frozen if you do that.

Of all the places to get frostbite...  :o
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 19, 2012, 12:22:48 am
Fuck frostlings, seriously.

Hmm...ya know, the Frostlings never give me much guff.  The ones that always piss me off are the Elves.  I can count on one hand the number of times I've played as the fucking Highmen, and those pricks declared war on me the moment they saw me.

Those damn yetis. It's the one Frostling unit my hero can't comfortably handle on his own and every Frostling army seems to have at least two of the bastards.

Still, I beat 'em in the end, so it's all good.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 19, 2012, 12:27:29 am
I'd say the unit I hate most of all is the leprechaun.  Those little fuckers can lick the underside of my soldiers' boots when I crush them and the entire halfling race.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 19, 2012, 12:36:06 am
For me, it'd have to be the Nordic Light. I don't have to fight them all that often, but when I do, it's damn near impossible to land a hit on the bastards.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on February 19, 2012, 01:31:17 am
Awww I liked the frostlings.

I used to play AoW against a friend of mine and he always chose the Azracs. Why? Because he would built nothing but elephants. And if you put the game into quick combat the elephants will actually do fine in battle. There was this one battle where I bought my commander and 7 orc warlords and he had oh, 4 stacks of nothing but elephants.

The first few battles we had the slow way and my warlords totally butchered the elephants but he complained that this was taking too much time and we should use quick combat. Which resulted into my loss since the computer is a moron.



Anyway I really liked the story in AoW1 and particularly enjoyed the morality choises.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 19, 2012, 01:41:11 am
Actually, I take that back...incarnates are my most reviled/abused units.  Depends if I'm playing Dark Elves or not...making your enemies kill eachother is incredibly fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 19, 2012, 05:51:09 pm
I've been abusing the fuck out of Gold Dragons lately. A hero with Spellcasting V, four life spheres and everything researched means I can easily sustain three of them without any magic crystal generators. It's so much fun using one as a scout, finding several huge enemy armies composed entirely of melee units and proceeding to burn them to cinders while they stand around like morons.

I love flying units.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 19, 2012, 06:35:53 pm
I've been abusing the fuck out of Gold Dragons lately.

*snip*

I love flying units.

What game is this exactly, that I may look into it? o_o
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 19, 2012, 06:37:33 pm
Zis ist the game: Age of Wonders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Wonders).  Und ist very, very good strategy game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on February 19, 2012, 06:39:08 pm
Zis ist the game: Age of Wonders (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Wonders).  Und ist very, very good strategy game.

Sweet.

Is it more like Civilization or Might and Magic?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 19, 2012, 06:43:10 pm
Hmm...more like Might and Magic, I'd guess.  Closest analogue I can think of, that I've played, is Warcraft.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on February 20, 2012, 03:10:50 am
One of my friends finally got me into Minecraft.  Been playing it all night.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 24, 2012, 01:51:47 am
I issue a challenge to all of you. Watch the following video, and if the soundtrack doesn't get stuck in your head, I'll owe you $1.

Go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHPF_OQBTfE
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 25, 2012, 04:24:30 pm
Since I got a shiny new 1TB external HD for my laptop I moved a good portion of music+DRM-free games over to it. I now have 50GB left to fill on my internal, so that's some nice wiggle room. I can probably download my various indie bundle games now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on February 26, 2012, 03:41:08 pm
So, I have a coupon for 50% off a Rockstar product on Steam. Said coupon expires on the first, and since I will not have the dollars to buy LA Noire for myself by then, I'm putting the coupon up for grabs. Send me a message through Steam if you want it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on February 27, 2012, 12:08:46 am
Yeeeeeaaaaah...

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/424414_10150499625671467_550316466_9050160_1269122289_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on February 27, 2012, 12:12:03 am
What happened?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on February 27, 2012, 12:16:31 am
I think it's the fact that noone scored anything.  Or that he's alone on one side.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on February 27, 2012, 12:26:04 am
Hooray for Noone I suppose. That fellow's one awesome player.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on February 27, 2012, 12:28:38 am
I think it's the fact that noone scored anything.  Or that he's alone on one side.

The latter one.  My entire team quit right at the beginning of the match.  This was taken during the match.  I was like "WTF, seriously?"
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 27, 2012, 12:56:11 am
I had a situation similar to that in CoD4 before...I was in the middle of a match, and my whole team just...buggered off.  We were fairly even in score before then...but, it was 4-to-1, me being the one.

The last minute ended with me in a hangar with a Skorpion SMG, a M1911, no grenades, and only one extra clip for each of my guns.  So, outnumbered and outgunned, I waited in the hangar, and had a bastard come in on the right, I blew him away.  His friend came by just a second or two later, and I emptied the rest of my Skorpion clip and a few M1911 rounds in him.  THEN, both of the remaining enemies came into my little hangar not a few seconds later, just long enough to reload my pistol, and I blow one guy away, take a few bullets, and stick a knife into the remaining guy's head.

This shit all happened in less than...half a minute.  Oh, I also won that round.

[ETA]

Oh, and by the way...this, is the Skorpion, for those of you who don't know:

(http://scratch.mit.edu/static/projects/marcusgames/2193649_med.png)

Yes, it is tiny.  And therefore manly.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 27, 2012, 01:42:04 am
I know I'm double-posting, bite me.  This is serious, damn it!

DDO's new expansion, Menace of the Underdark (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=359286) looks like its going to be fucking SWEET.  How, you say?  I'll tell ya, you ignorant slut!

* Epic Levels.  Yes, you can finally go above level 20, all the way to level 25.

* I know this will make some of you guys fairly fuckin happy...Druids.  You're finally getting Druids.

*No longer are we bound to one world.  Oh no.  We got Forgotten Realms to go to now, bitches!

This is...this opens up a LOT of fucking possibilities.  Epic levels means we could see characters...potentially ascending to fucking godhood.  And, if we're going to be able to go to Forgotten Realms and bitchslap motherfuckers we ain't even heard of before...why not other worlds in other expansions?

In short: FUCK.  YES.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 27, 2012, 01:44:25 am
I downloaded my first mod on Fallout 3. It was to add new songs to GNR. I don't know if I want to tackle a texture pack yet... Even tho I desperately want one.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on February 27, 2012, 03:49:47 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SMYW3tvYeE
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on February 27, 2012, 03:40:51 pm
I've been watching a lot of Yogscast videos regarding Guild Wars 2.  Between it and Menace of the Underdark, it looks like this year (and maybe the next) may very well be a damn good year for us MMO gamers.

(Though the preorder for the latter is set at 80 quid...I'm already tempted to plunk down just that much to preorder the awesome.)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on February 27, 2012, 09:05:19 pm
When the fuck are they going to get around to making SimCity 5?

And no, Societies doesn't count.
__________________________________________________________________________

Speaking of games that need to be made immediately, Star Wars: Battlefront 3.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 27, 2012, 10:09:50 pm
Speaking of games that need to be made immediately, Star Wars: Battlefront 3.

I did post awhile back it might be in development right now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on February 27, 2012, 10:54:43 pm
Speaking of games that need to be made immediately, Star Wars: Battlefront 3.

I did post awhile back it might be in development right now.

Has it been officially confirmed? There have been similar rumors going around since 2006.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 27, 2012, 11:22:27 pm
Speaking of games that need to be made immediately, Star Wars: Battlefront 3.

I did post awhile back it might be in development right now.

Has it been officially confirmed? There have been similar rumors going around since 2006.

Not yet. But I posted about there being a lot more evidence rather than just soft rumors. Battlefront 3 lobbies have been found, tho.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on February 28, 2012, 02:08:26 am
I'm not getting my hopes up until there's some concrete evidence.

On a different note, KotOR is refusing to work on Windows 7. It just crashes as soon as it starts.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on February 28, 2012, 02:57:26 am
I'm having a tough time deciding if I should pre-order: Max Payne 3, Darksiders II, Borderlands 2, The Witcher 2, Dragon's Dogma, Bioshock Infinite, Prey 2, and Tomb Raider.

That's a lot of games and many of them come out in the same month. I can't afford it all. :( Maybe Tomb Raider, Witcher 2, Borderlands 2, and Max Payne 3.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on March 01, 2012, 04:12:03 pm
New info that's just been released. Assassin's Creed III is set during the American Revolution.

Box art (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/erikkain/files/2012/03/ac3box-4f4fb44-intro-thumb-640xauto-30881.jpg)

GameInformer cover (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/erikkain/files/2012/03/cov_228_v1_l.jpg)

I'm wondering how they're going to deal with all of the guns in the setting. The series is mostly centered around melee combat.

The setting also means less cities and more countryside. The cities in colonial America weren't nearly as large or grand as the ones in Europe.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on March 01, 2012, 04:14:56 pm
I love how AC3 is actually like AC5. :P

Anywho, I'll definitely be getting this one as usual.  Haven't missed an AC game yet.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on March 01, 2012, 06:24:20 pm
New info that's just been released. Assassin's Creed III is set during the American Revolution.

Box art (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/erikkain/files/2012/03/ac3box-4f4fb44-intro-thumb-640xauto-30881.jpg)

GameInformer cover (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/erikkain/files/2012/03/cov_228_v1_l.jpg)

I'm wondering how they're going to deal with all of the guns in the setting. The series is mostly centered around melee combat.

The setting also means less cities and more countryside. The cities in colonial America weren't nearly as large or grand as the ones in Europe.

Single shot muskets and pistols.  There was a lot more melee combat then you expect in the American Revolution.  So there's that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 01, 2012, 06:33:26 pm
I'm having a tough time deciding if I should pre-order: Max Payne 3, Darksiders II, Borderlands 2, The Witcher 2, Dragon's Dogma, Bioshock Infinite, Prey 2, and Tomb Raider.

That's a lot of games and many of them come out in the same month. I can't afford it all. :( Maybe Tomb Raider, Witcher 2, Borderlands 2, and Max Payne 3.

Why would you pre-order Witcher 2? It's been out since last year.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 01, 2012, 07:18:00 pm
New info that's just been released. Assassin's Creed III is set during the American Revolution.

Box art (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/erikkain/files/2012/03/ac3box-4f4fb44-intro-thumb-640xauto-30881.jpg)

GameInformer cover (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/erikkain/files/2012/03/cov_228_v1_l.jpg)

I'm wondering how they're going to deal with all of the guns in the setting. The series is mostly centered around melee combat.

The setting also means less cities and more countryside. The cities in colonial America weren't nearly as large or grand as the ones in Europe.

Wait...we're finally getting out of the fucking Renaissance?!  We're not playing Ezio?  Bout fucking time.  *slaps Ubisoft*  Now, where's my waffles, bitch?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 01, 2012, 07:48:56 pm
I'm having a tough time deciding if I should pre-order: Max Payne 3, Darksiders II, Borderlands 2, The Witcher 2, Dragon's Dogma, Bioshock Infinite, Prey 2, and Tomb Raider.

That's a lot of games and many of them come out in the same month. I can't afford it all. :( Maybe Tomb Raider, Witcher 2, Borderlands 2, and Max Payne 3.

Why would you pre-order Witcher 2? It's been out since last year.

Not the 360 version, dude. Miss the announcement a few pages back? April 17, 2012 for 360.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 01, 2012, 09:15:07 pm
I'm having a tough time deciding if I should pre-order: Max Payne 3, Darksiders II, Borderlands 2, The Witcher 2, Dragon's Dogma, Bioshock Infinite, Prey 2, and Tomb Raider.

That's a lot of games and many of them come out in the same month. I can't afford it all. :( Maybe Tomb Raider, Witcher 2, Borderlands 2, and Max Payne 3.

Why would you pre-order Witcher 2? It's been out since last year.

Not the 360 version, dude. Miss the announcement a few pages back? April 17, 2012 for 360.

Apparently I did.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on March 02, 2012, 02:56:13 am
Gotham City Imposters looks hillarious.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on March 02, 2012, 03:34:17 pm
New info that's just been released. Assassin's Creed III is set during the American Revolution.

Box art (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/erikkain/files/2012/03/ac3box-4f4fb44-intro-thumb-640xauto-30881.jpg)

GameInformer cover (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/erikkain/files/2012/03/cov_228_v1_l.jpg)

I'm wondering how they're going to deal with all of the guns in the setting. The series is mostly centered around melee combat.

The setting also means less cities and more countryside. The cities in colonial America weren't nearly as large or grand as the ones in Europe.

UPDATE: Some in-game screenshots (http://imgur.com/a/3NNkQ)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 02, 2012, 05:17:23 pm
Gotham City Imposters looks hillarious.

Quite.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on March 03, 2012, 03:19:24 am
A found a nice little indie MMO in development called Island Forge (http://islandforge.com/gameplay/).

Quote
Create islands with stories for others to explore! Using the built-in Island Builder, arrange your island's terrain, scenery, town shops. Place actors (non-player characters) and write their dialogue (the story they tell).

Voyage from island to island. Go on solo adventures or form expedition parties to tackle the wilderness. Beyond the safety of town, numerous creatures lurk in the darkness. Equip yourself before setting out to explore and clear away the darkness. Rewards of experience and resources are waiting to be claimed by intrepid adventurers.

(http://islandforge.com/content/screens/islandforge-thumb-e.jpg)

Also I'm interested in the Realm of the Mad God game that was put on Steam recently, anyone else put a shot into it?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on March 04, 2012, 01:11:52 pm
A found a nice little indie MMO in development called Island Forge (http://islandforge.com/gameplay/).

Quote
Create islands with stories for others to explore! Using the built-in Island Builder, arrange your island's terrain, scenery, town shops. Place actors (non-player characters) and write their dialogue (the story they tell).

Voyage from island to island. Go on solo adventures or form expedition parties to tackle the wilderness. Beyond the safety of town, numerous creatures lurk in the darkness. Equip yourself before setting out to explore and clear away the darkness. Rewards of experience and resources are waiting to be claimed by intrepid adventurers.

(http://islandforge.com/content/screens/islandforge-thumb-e.jpg)

Also I'm interested in the Realm of the Mad God game that was put on Steam recently, anyone else put a shot into it?

This is intriguing. I'd like to try it sometime.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 04, 2012, 06:00:23 pm
Finally found me a wi-fi network that a standard DS can handle. I now have all the downloadable puzzles for the first three Professor Layton games. Yay for additional content I suppose.

Also, I know I'm a little late to the party, but this is one of the most interesting and creative Minecraft 1.2 showcases I've ever seen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuVn37lb57E
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on March 05, 2012, 09:25:27 am
I want to try 1.2, but my server is still using 1.1 until they can update some programs they use to moderate the server. :/
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on March 05, 2012, 02:33:00 pm
New info that's just been released. Assassin's Creed III is set during the American Revolution.

Box art (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/erikkain/files/2012/03/ac3box-4f4fb44-intro-thumb-640xauto-30881.jpg)

GameInformer cover (http://blogs-images.forbes.com/erikkain/files/2012/03/cov_228_v1_l.jpg)

I'm wondering how they're going to deal with all of the guns in the setting. The series is mostly centered around melee combat.

The setting also means less cities and more countryside. The cities in colonial America weren't nearly as large or grand as the ones in Europe.

UPDATE: Some in-game screenshots (http://imgur.com/a/3NNkQ)

UPDATE 2: The first trailer has been released.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVUMPrv8oRw
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on March 05, 2012, 05:49:45 pm
And apparently it's coming for the Wii U.

Ironbite-I'm....excited.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on March 06, 2012, 11:05:21 pm
Hey guys, you know how I said on the last page that thay need to get around to making SimCity 5?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kztNWdhRdnw


(http://i.imgur.com/bFBMW.gif)

(http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j344/thatonegeek/Snark/steven-colbert.gif)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on March 07, 2012, 04:14:15 am
I agree with both these reaction gifs.  But sims use the latin script now?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Servo on March 07, 2012, 08:49:09 am
...new...SimCity...?

(http://plus4chan.org/b/baw/src/132869133338.gif)

As long as EA doesn't fuck it up a la Societies.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 07, 2012, 04:51:48 pm
I'll get excited when I see some actual gameplay.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on March 07, 2012, 06:52:51 pm
New SimCity game is designed to support mods. (http://www.shacknews.com/article/72768/simcity-designed-to-support-mods?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#)

Smart move. SimCity 4 has one of the most active modding communities I've ever seen. Mods are what make SimCity 4 the best and most rewarding game in the series, and they're the entire reason that the fans are still playing it almost 10 years after its release.

Without places like Simtropolis (http://simtropolis.com/), the game wouldn't be nearly as enjoyable as it is.

Now what I'm worried about is that they'll go for a bright, cartoonish style instead of the realistic simulator that I've been waiting for. That's a big part of what turned me off of Spore, and it's what ruined SimCity Societies.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Nightmare172 on March 07, 2012, 10:30:25 pm
>_>

Sooooo... who here loves fighters?

Anyone get SFxTK yet? Is it any good?

I'll probably end up getting it used, since I still need to get Soul Calibur 5, the new Blazblue, and Skullgirls.

My wallet hates me. But its another good year for fighters, so...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: TheL on March 08, 2012, 05:28:58 pm
I wish any of those were available on Wii.

Or that I knew someone around here whose 360/PS3 I can play. >.>
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 11, 2012, 06:26:45 pm
Turbine's running a sale on DDO, 200 points off Drow (which nobody buys, anyway) and Warforged.  Which is fucking sweet, as it means I was finally able to get access to the Warforged!  Fired up a new Warforged Sorcerer on Ghallanda...because I happened to be listening to a certain Amon Amarth song whilst making him, I decided to make him a prospective Air Savant.  I'm just sad I couldn't give him a Norse name, as all the good ones were taken.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 11, 2012, 08:58:46 pm
Air savants are awesome.

As are earth savants.

*cuddles his half-elf Earth Savant*

Who's a good "Master DoTer"?  Who'sa good Master Doter?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on March 11, 2012, 10:47:21 pm
I started playing Heroes of Might & Magic V last night.  Not liking the switch to 3D at all :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 12, 2012, 02:10:56 am
I'm not sure if it's been mentioned already, but if not then I have some horrible news. It seems Terraria's developers have essentially abandoned it in its current state. Not that Terraria as it is right now isn't a great game, but goddamnit, after all the amazing shit they added in 1.1 and the various ideas they had for future updates, it could've been so much more.

I'm quite sad right now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on March 12, 2012, 03:13:43 am
I'm not sure if it's been mentioned already, but if not then I have some horrible news. It seems Terraria's developers have essentially abandoned it in its current state. Not that Terraria as it is right now isn't a great game, but goddamnit, after all the amazing shit they added in 1.1 and the various ideas they had for future updates, it could've been so much more.

I'm quite sad right now.
Welcome to Starbound (http://playstarbound.com/about/)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 12, 2012, 03:20:07 am
I'm not sure if it's been mentioned already, but if not then I have some horrible news. It seems Terraria's developers have essentially abandoned it in its current state. Not that Terraria as it is right now isn't a great game, but goddamnit, after all the amazing shit they added in 1.1 and the various ideas they had for future updates, it could've been so much more.

I'm quite sad right now.
Welcome to Starbound (http://playstarbound.com/about/)
Well, it certainly has potential, though I'll reserve judgement until it's released.

Though it'll never replace what Terraria could've been.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 12, 2012, 03:26:04 am
I keep seeing rave reviews for Terraria, but I'm still not quite sure what the game is all about. Can someone fill me in?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 12, 2012, 03:31:56 am
At a glance it looks and plays like a 2D Minecraft, but in practice there's just so much more too it than that. I'm shitty at explaining things like this so if you've got a good bit of time on your hands then I believe this (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEA38BF263B773957&feature=plcp) Let's Play and its sequel should give you a good idea of what it's about.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 12, 2012, 01:50:06 pm
It's essentially a 2D Platformer deconstruct-reconstruct world, similar to Minecraft.  It also happens to have some things that are similar to Minecraft, and the fact that night time is when you either have shelter or die.

That's where the similarities end.  There's bosses and many more constructables and liquid physics (which are MUCH easier to do in a 2D game than a 3D game, let me tell you) so that you can actually drain lakes or make aquariums and stuff like that.

It's actually less about construction-for-the-sake-of-it and more about let's-freaking-survive-so-we-can-get-to-the-next-level-of-power
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 12, 2012, 07:01:27 pm
It's essentially a 2D Platformer deconstruct-reconstruct world, similar to Minecraft.  It also happens to have some things that are similar to Minecraft, and the fact that night time is when you either have shelter or die.
Strictly speaking, that's only at the very beginning of the game. Once you have even a wooden broadsword, you can easily survive outside at night, if only because the knock-back is enough to keep demon eyes and zombies at bay.

In Minecraft, creepers are always a threat, even with full diamond gear.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 12, 2012, 10:17:56 pm
Thanks for the info. I might buy the game, 'cause it sounds fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: CaseAgainstFaith on March 12, 2012, 10:30:16 pm
>_>

Sooooo... who here loves fighters?

Anyone get SFxTK yet? Is it any good?

I'll probably end up getting it used, since I still need to get Soul Calibur 5, the new Blazblue, and Skullgirls.

My wallet hates me. But its another good year for fighters, so...

I'm never gonna touch SFxTK.  I wanted to get it but seeing as how the DLC characters were already on the disc, you just get to pay extra to unlock them, screw that. That is a big fiasco I don't wanna touch.

Capcom today admitted that the 12 Street Fighter X Tekken characters announced as PlayStation Vita exclusives are actually included on the discs of the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of the game to be sold as downloadable content.
http://www.gamespot.com/news/capcom-explains-street-fighter-x-tekken-on-disc-dlc-6364712 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/capcom-explains-street-fighter-x-tekken-on-disc-dlc-6364712)

Screw Capcom
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on March 12, 2012, 11:21:43 pm
Working on and off on my second playthrough of Mass Effect 3, but been doing some Minecraft and finishing Kingdoms Of Amular in between.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 13, 2012, 12:28:36 am
I'm gonna go back to ME2 at some point. I never finished most of the DLC.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 13, 2012, 06:21:34 pm
Played DDO for a bit today.  Did the Haunted Library on hard with my Drow Ninja Spy...died like dogs for the first half of it.  Managed to beat it, and the guys wanted to do elite.  Only problem was, our only healers were bots, and, if you've ever played DDO, you know just how stupid the hirelings are.  Soooo...we tried, anyway.  Started taking a lot of damage, then, I remembered...I have a healer in the level range for that very quest!

So, I swapped out to my healer, and the only deaths were because of Phantasmal Killer and traps, which on elite, are killers.  Got massive props, again, for my awesome healing skills...and a set of 3 year-old mithral full plate as a gift.  Fuck.  Yes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 13, 2012, 11:34:43 pm
"Hireling, why are you standing there and trying to cast magic on that enemy through the wall?"
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 14, 2012, 12:58:55 am
I thought the henchmen in Guild Wars were stupid, too.  Nope, they're geniuses compared to DDO hirelings.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 14, 2012, 12:41:13 pm
Meanwhile, we've got Kobold Shamans that subscribe to "Quadratic Wizards" and can Lightning Bolt people that, when playing the quest at-level, would still lack the levels to cast that spell.

To this day, I still dread playing the Harbor quests on Elite ._.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 14, 2012, 04:09:50 pm
They're not as bad if your character happens to have Evasion.  Rogues and Monks get it at level 2, which is well under-level for those quests on Elite.

But, yeah...I fucking hate kobold shamans, and I kill them (and all other casters, healers first) whenever I see em.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on March 14, 2012, 06:40:13 pm
Really when you get at high enough level you should be targeting the casters first.  All the time.  They're the ones who'll fuck you up the worst.

Ironbite-thankfully even though I play a caster in Pathfinder...its more like I'm a Digimon trainer then anything else.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 14, 2012, 10:01:48 pm
Really when you get at high enough level you should be targeting the casters first.  All the time.  They're the ones who'll fuck you up the worst.

Ironbite-thankfully even though I play a caster in Pathfinder...its more like I'm a Digimon trainer then anything else.

Meanwhile, I play as the squishy caster who is taking levels in Dragon Disciple to be significantly less squishy :D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 15, 2012, 12:21:28 am
I prefer a caster who's got the kind of powerful magic (and metamagic) that can kill a fire elemental.  With fire.

And, if I can't, well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bBD5yyT-s0
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 15, 2012, 02:35:20 am
Well, I'm officially addicted to Terraria now. Thanks a lot, jerks.

Nah, but seriously, this game rules.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on March 15, 2012, 11:17:39 am
Oh god, Terraria looks like something I'd enjoy. Now I have to try it this weekend.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 15, 2012, 09:46:58 pm
Well, I'm officially addicted to Terraria now. Thanks a lot, jerks.

Nah, but seriously, this game rules.

D: Don't blame meeee! I think I only pointed out it was neat.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 16, 2012, 01:46:03 am
Personally, I don't like it too much.

Then again, I haven't seen a lot of it, so... yeah.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 16, 2012, 05:30:31 pm
Oh god, Terraria looks like something I'd enjoy. Now I have to try it this weekend.

It's tons of fun, and definitely worth the $10.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 17, 2012, 04:04:11 am
I finally did the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC. I -had- to continue my Liara/FemShep relationship but I hadn't until now. Eeeeeeeeeee! I died from the cute.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on March 17, 2012, 02:13:38 pm
I finally did the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC. I -had- to continue my Liara/FemShep relationship but I hadn't until now. Eeeeeeeeeee! I died from the cute.

Yeah, I love the battle atop the ship itself, especially when using throw, charge, etc.  I also love all the bonuses you get once you complete the mission.

My wife bought me ME3 for an early birthday present.  I've been avoiding the ME3 thread because I don't want to be spoiled on the story.  Overall it's fun though it seems like you have less choices this time around.  Also, the controls are a little loose.  I've been killed a few times when I went to duck behind a wall but I instead rolled and stood up. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: SimSim on March 17, 2012, 02:53:13 pm
Yeah, the revamped cover system manages to both suck and blow. I don't know how many times I've pressed the button to enter cover, only to roll out and get shot up.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 17, 2012, 03:14:35 pm
I dunno, I'm missing being able to roll in ME2. Rather badly. I'm dying more because of the lack of rolling. :(

I finally did the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC. I -had- to continue my Liara/FemShep relationship but I hadn't until now. Eeeeeeeeeee! I died from the cute.

Yeah, I love the battle atop the ship itself, especially when using throw, charge, etc.  I also love all the bonuses you get once you complete the mission.

My wife bought me ME3 for an early birthday present.  I've been avoiding the ME3 thread because I don't want to be spoiled on the story.  Overall it's fun though it seems like you have less choices this time around.  Also, the controls are a little loose.  I've been killed a few times when I went to duck behind a wall but I instead rolled and stood up. 

Which bonuses? The six upgrades and the extra power?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on March 17, 2012, 03:21:25 pm
Maybe 'bonuses' isn't too accurate.  I meant you get upgrades and materials, along with credits (for investments), along with Stasis.

I also love all the info on everyone.  Grunt bought himself an action figure, Legion got kicked off a gaming site for taunting, and Tali is a covert pervert.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 17, 2012, 03:36:42 pm
I liked Miranda's and Jack's. I was hoping there'd be one on me. :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 17, 2012, 09:40:32 pm
Grabbed Anachronox yesterday for $5.99. Aside from the horrible Final-Fantasy-VI-esque combat, it's quite a fun RPG.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 18, 2012, 01:36:56 am
Finally found where I put my copies of Thief Gold and Thief II.  Gold's being a bit...flakey, looking into fixing that.  However, Thief II's working like a dream.  You know a game's good when you can spend almost 30 minutes on a single level...and not even notice the time going by.

Oh, and, one mission in, and I already had one heart attack moment.  I love this game!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on March 18, 2012, 06:09:24 am
I liked Miranda's and Jack's. I was hoping there'd be one on me. :(

Yeah that would be cool.  The other thing that annoys me about ME3;  "Insert Disc 2, insert Disc 1, insert Disc 2, insert Dis 1."  I've been doing this every other mission!  I actually yelled at my TV, "Make up your #%^#@$ mind!"

I also kind of wished they had even a small practice range on the Normandy so I wouldn't have to go down to the Citadel whenever I wanted to try out a new gun.*

*Edit, found another weapon bench in the back of the room of the gun range.  Duh!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on March 18, 2012, 10:36:22 am
I can't waaaaaait to get the first two Thief games for my birthday. I've been looking for a game to give me those heart attack moments for so long.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Meshakhad on March 18, 2012, 03:56:49 pm
I finally did the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC. I -had- to continue my Liara/FemShep relationship but I hadn't until now. Eeeeeeeeeee! I died from the cute.

For my "definitive" playthrough of ME2, I saved that scene for the very last. That was beautiful.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 18, 2012, 04:44:09 pm
I liked Miranda's and Jack's. I was hoping there'd be one on me. :(

Yeah that would be cool.  The other thing that annoys me about ME3;  "Insert Disc 2, insert Disc 1, insert Disc 2, insert Dis 1."  I've been doing this every other mission!  I actually yelled at my TV, "Make up your #%^#@$ mind!"

I also kind of wished they had even a small practice range on the Normandy so I wouldn't have to go down to the Citadel whenever I wanted to try out a new gun.

I'm doing it on ME2 as well. I've had to change it about four times now. Probably my own fault for hopping all over the place but still.
I finally did the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC. I -had- to continue my Liara/FemShep relationship but I hadn't until now. Eeeeeeeeeee! I died from the cute.

For my "definitive" playthrough of ME2, I saved that scene for the very last. That was beautiful.

I was hoping I'd be able to get more than a 'thanks for stopping by' whenever I'd drop by to pick up some things and such. :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Meshakhad on March 19, 2012, 01:04:03 am
Oh, you silly Xbox gamers.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Iczerfour on March 19, 2012, 01:55:35 am
I have Been busy playing wolfenstein.  I play a little game With the Nazi's called "Let me shoot your head off of your shoulders and kill your Friend with the same bullet."  Its fun!   :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 19, 2012, 03:12:25 am
What is it with people on DDO and dissing my fucking characters?  My little Drow Ninja Monk got dissed because, due to her being a two-weapon fighting Monk, had high AC as a result.  I got dissed for "AC tanking."

Guess who died exactly one fucking time?  In 4 quest runs.  Half on elite.  Yeah, Mr. "Badass Sorcerer," I stayed right behind you in kills, and died 5x less often than you.  You, good sir, can eat a dick.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 19, 2012, 03:57:50 am
That is fucking stupid. -_-
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 19, 2012, 06:23:02 am
Back over to Mass Effect 3 now that I finished ME2. Gotta see what my romance with Liara does in ME3.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on March 19, 2012, 06:41:59 am
Back over to Mass Effect 3 now that I finished ME2. Gotta see what my romance with Liara does in ME3.

Thus far, they've said a few cute things to each other in my game, but I think I'm only about halfway through, if that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 19, 2012, 06:52:15 am
Back over to Mass Effect 3 now that I finished ME2. Gotta see what my romance with Liara does in ME3.

Thus far, they've said a few cute things to each other in my game, but I think I'm only about halfway through, if that.

Yeah, Shep did the whole rub loved one's face with palm on Mars. I'm sure there's more though. So cute together! eeeee!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on March 19, 2012, 11:55:36 am
What is it with people on DDO and dissing my fucking characters?  My little Drow Ninja Monk got dissed because, due to her being a two-weapon fighting Monk, had high AC as a result.  I got dissed for "AC tanking."

Uh, is there a problem with a Monk tanking (if built to do it)? And aren't tanks supposed to have high AC?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 19, 2012, 01:25:12 pm
Apparently, its because I would have, quote "shit DPS."

1) Weapon Finesse
2) Special Attacks
3) Finishing Moves

Also, they seemed to be under the impression that everyone can just use Lesser/Greater Reincarnation to totally rebuild their characters whenever they want.  Yes, I want to spend weeks on end farming for hearts of wood, or spend Turbine Points on them, just so I can respec my character completely.

We had a Barbarian in our party, too.  I hit more times than he did, while he did more damage overall, I did damage more consistently.  I also did it faster because, as a Monk with high Dex, I'm beefing up my Air Stance, which ups my attack rate and gives me a chance to double strike.  It also gives me extra Dex, which ups my chances to hit them, and decreases their chance to hit me.  I think shit through, damn it!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 19, 2012, 02:07:42 pm
It's sad that AC is so borked at end-game that only Paladins, Monks, and Fighters can get any form of useable AC.  No other class can get enough AC for it to even matter, because it's the same as having 0 AC for them.  Their best bet is to have so much HP that they don't die too quickly.

And it's hardest to do for Monks.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 19, 2012, 06:53:23 pm
That's one of the reasons I kinda dread getting to level 20.  End-game raiding and shit...the whole prospect sounds like fucking busy work, not fun.  Which is a major fucking problem.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 20, 2012, 12:28:19 am
To be honest, DDO just doesn't have the race I want to play as (Dragonborn)

...Most MMOs don't for that matter.

Oh, but you suggest it, and you get the following messages

"GNOMES FIRST!"

"Dragonborn?  I don't want that stupid 4E shit in my game.  Besides, the dragons of Eberron kill half-dragons on sight, it would break the lore." (Ignoring the fact that Dragonborn originated in a 3.5 side book, and are NOT half dragons, but instead an entirely unique type of dragon that serves and worships the big good dragon.  Which in this case would be Eberron.)

"Ew, no, they'd be overpowered." (Not really...)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 20, 2012, 03:53:43 am
Pfft...overpowered, my ass.  I'm sure half the people who want gnomes only want them so they can be the first to have one named Mr. Welch.

Which is bullshit, because that honor will be mine and mine alone!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on March 20, 2012, 10:00:03 pm
To be honest, DDO just doesn't have the race I want to play as (Dragonborn)

...Most MMOs don't for that matter.

Oh, but you suggest it, and you get the following messages

"GNOMES FIRST!"

"Dragonborn?  I don't want that stupid 4E shit in my game.  Besides, the dragons of Eberron kill half-dragons on sight, it would break the lore." (Ignoring the fact that Dragonborn originated in a 3.5 side book, and are NOT half dragons, but instead an entirely unique type of dragon that serves and worships the big good dragon.  Which in this case would be Eberron.)

"Ew, no, they'd be overpowered." (Not really...)

To be honest I miss the gnomes and I don't understand why they were excluded. But re: Dragonborn, I actually think they're really awesome. IIRC they were originally humanoids who had given up their human form in exchange for becoming champions of Bahamut, and gaining a motherfucking dragon head in the process. Now that is badass.

Also, I'm just going to leave this here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIlZKS4BJ-w
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 21, 2012, 01:47:55 am
I must say I'm extremely impressed with Zelda: Spirit Tracks. Not only does it shit all over Phantom Hourglass, but I think it's officially my favourite handheld Zelda game of all time. I sure hope Nintendo makes more Zelda games set in the Wind Waker > Phantom Hourglass > Spirit Tracks timeline, it is by far my favourite one.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 21, 2012, 05:55:18 am
To be honest I miss the gnomes and I don't understand why they were excluded. But re: Dragonborn, I actually think they're really awesome. IIRC they were originally humanoids who had given up their human form in exchange for becoming champions of Bahamut, and gaining a motherfucking dragon head in the process. Now that is badass.

They didn't just gain a dragon head, they gained draconic-like bodies, albeit anthro.  And they have the choice of getting a tail, wings, or fire breath.

That could EASILY work in Eberron, just change Bahamut out with Eberron.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on March 21, 2012, 10:49:46 pm
Fun activity: When playing Spirit Tracks, try naming Link "you cunt". It makes for rather amusing dialogue. The highlight would have to be Zelda screaming "AHHHH! YOU CUNT!" whenever you fuck up and destroy the train.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 21, 2012, 11:21:28 pm
Fun activity: When playing Spirit Tracks, try naming Link "you cunt". It makes for rather amusing dialogue. The highlight would have to be Zelda screaming "AHHHH! YOU CUNT!" whenever you fuck up and destroy the train.

Try naming any video game character after any swear.

Cloud -> Dammit/dammit makes for some amusing stuff.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 22, 2012, 01:36:08 am
I've had plenty of such fun in FF and Ultima games.  A few of my favorites:

O Lord
Dickhead
Grandpa Jones
Dude
Bananaman
HOLY SHIT/BALLS/TITS
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Yla on March 26, 2012, 02:33:00 pm
I discovered Achron (http://www.achrongame.com/site/index.php) today and downloaded the demo. My brain is now trying to understand (with limited success) to understand time travel logic. I'm still at the point where the orders I gave two minutes ago countermand the orders I give now (when "now" is "two minutes ago").

Youtube video of a multiplayer game, with explanations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL-s51DzoF0&feature=related)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on March 26, 2012, 02:44:57 pm
^

Still sounds less complicated than Dwarf Fortress.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on March 26, 2012, 03:50:38 pm
My brain hurts.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on March 28, 2012, 01:43:59 am
http://gamerant.com/epic-mickey-power-of-illusion-details-riley-140327/ (http://gamerant.com/epic-mickey-power-of-illusion-details-riley-140327/)

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Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion will allegedly feature hand-drawn sprites and some awesome 2D platforming elements, which is appropriate, as it turns out that the game is a follow-up the SEGA Genesis classic, Castle of Illusion.

As the latest issue of Nintendo Power (via About.com) reports, those longing for a sequel to cult-favorite Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse will finally be getting their wish, only on Nintendo’s 3DS. Along with the traditional platforming elements that made the original game so much fun in 1991, Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion will feature hand-drawn sprites in an effort to recreate that classic Genesis vibe. Players will find time to admire this classic look while traversing with Mickey through all kinds worlds based on Disney’s animated films, including everything from the likes of the well-known Sleeping Beauty to the more recent Tangled.

- New Epic Mickey game

- 2D side-scrolling platformer

- Hand drawn sprites

- Famous Disney characters an locations

- Sequel to Castle of Illusion for Sega Genesis


SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on March 28, 2012, 04:09:45 am
Castle of Illusion was awesome.  I had the game for my Genesis.

For anyone who's never seen it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGmHGRENoOk
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on March 28, 2012, 11:30:55 am
I'm enjoying the hell out of Thief. The zombies disturb me more than they should, for some reason, but I'm in love with these heart attack moments. Crouched in a corner whispering, "Don'tseeme don'tseeme don'tseeme" as you hear a guard's footsteps draw near is just what I was looking for.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on March 30, 2012, 01:37:48 pm
Picked up the new tropic 4 expansion, it's pretty cool.

Adds in a new tab of edicts ranging from banning twitter(including the in game functionality) to creating a festival of love. Also Chinese development assistance, which is a horrible, horrible joke.

The new time line feature is pretty cool, randomized events with significant impact on your options along with 30ish buildings unlocking over the years. And private health care!

Haven't tried the new campaign, but never finished the old one either.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on March 30, 2012, 04:47:12 pm
Finally getting the hang of my first ever Paladin in DDO.  My only melee characters before then have all been Monks, and Paladins have a bit steeper learning curve.  But, its actually getting kinda fun...

[ETA]

Also, as some of you may already know, I've been designing a game of my own for some time now.  I've been hammering out the basic workings of the game rules themselves, but I've had a few other ideas that I figured I'd share behind spoiler tags.

(click to show/hide)

[ETA]

Well, my Paladin hit level 6 today, and I -finally- got him a decent set of armor!  Soooo...screenshots!

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_cothineal-1.jpg) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=cothineal-1.jpg)

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_cothineal-2.jpg) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=cothineal-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on March 31, 2012, 02:16:22 am
Playing Far Cry. Damned good game, and the storyline is a little similar to Crysis (understandable): you vs human enemies vs other non-human enemies.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on March 31, 2012, 02:29:49 am
Darkness II was fucking short as shit. And what the fuck was with the ending? You want to bitch about endings... ughhh. Darkness III better be out soon, God damn it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on March 31, 2012, 02:32:33 am
Picked up the new tropic 4 expansion, it's pretty cool.

Adds in a new tab of edicts ranging from banning twitter(including the in game functionality) to creating a festival of love. Also Chinese development assistance, which is a horrible, horrible joke.

The new time line feature is pretty cool, randomized events with significant impact on your options along with 30ish buildings unlocking over the years. And private health care!

Haven't tried the new campaign, but never finished the old one either.

Tropico looks like a fun game.  Maybe sometime in the future, I'll check it out.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on March 31, 2012, 05:14:51 am
Tropico is pretty fun. Haven't played 4 yet, though, since it's quite pricey.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on March 31, 2012, 09:26:56 am
Tropico is pretty fun. Haven't played 4 yet, though, since it's quite pricey.

I bought 3 first and played it for quite a while, but after getting four I can honestly say it's worth the price. Most of the DLC is kinda questionable, but I have rather enjoyed placing soldier statues throughout my little hell hole. It's kinda funny that the most expensive one is the one honestly worth the money.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on March 31, 2012, 04:19:05 pm
I preordered Tropico 4 and got the first game and second game free with it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 01, 2012, 04:04:27 pm
Tropico is pretty fun. Haven't played 4 yet, though, since it's quite pricey.

I bought 3 first and played it for quite a while, but after getting four I can honestly say it's worth the price. Most of the DLC is kinda questionable, but I have rather enjoyed placing soldier statues throughout my little hell hole. It's kinda funny that the most expensive one is the one honestly worth the money.

I'd probably buy it if I could afford to lay down $40 on the game. I've been hoping that it will come on sale, but I suspect that it'll be a while before that happens, as I recall them having a sale on Tropico games a few months back, plus that recent sale they had with the expansion.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on April 10, 2012, 11:13:00 pm
Apparently, details on GTA V have been leaked. None of this is official, so take everything with a grain of salt.

Quote
Hello!

I am a friend of someone who recently got sacked from RockStar North for general misconduct. Because one contract to RockStar covered everything, including secrecy, and his contractual obligaton was now removed, he was legally allowed to spill the beans on Rockstar’s upcoming GTA V. And he is making damn sure everyone knows about it.

Here is the info you really want:

1. The protagonist will be one character, and one character alone. His name is (as some rumours said) Albert De Silva. He’s a half hispanic man who was once part of a crime family in Vice City. He decided to settle down and have kids in Los Santos. He has one son called Kevin De Silva who is your stereotypical CoD player. He’s lazy, useless and shouts racial abuse online and is really into FPS games. Kevin does admire his Dad though.

2. Multiplayer will hold 32 people on the Xbox and PS3. I wasn’t told how many were able to be on the PC. Just like in RDR, players will be able to form Gangs. These gangs are not ranked through XP anymore, but via Reputation. Instead of gang hideouts, you can do jobs that range from robbing a launderette to breaking into a military base and stealing state-of-the-art weaponary. The Gang leader has much more control over his or her gang by being able to rank members of their gang and setting more specific objectives to specific members of their gang. Gangs can have their own terratory but this only applies to areas inside the city of Los Santos.

3. The map is about 5x as large as the GTA IV map and the City of Los Santos takes up just under half of this area (so it’s a bit bigger than 2 GTA IV Liberty Cities).

The map is (like most GTAs) seperated into three different sections. 4. Planes are flyable, they range from World War 2 fighter planes to Private Jets.

5. Cars and guns are customisable to an extent, for example, you can cusomise a gun to have a supressor on it and you can install nitrous into cars.

Here’s some stuff you might like:

1. The protagonist is the “rich guy” from the GTA V debut trailer. You get to learn more about this man in the second when he talks about his troubles. You only see the protagonist twice in the trailer. First time is the side of his face and second time is when he is driving a Deceptor (Audi R8). The people robbing the jewellery store are just with the protagonist. He is driving the van ready to get away.

2. Gunfights are more realistic. When you are shooting a gun out of a window of a car, depending on how fast it’s going you will have troubles aiming due to shaking cameras.

3. The game is due in May 2013. A more specific date has not been decided because the game is still needing 6 months to be fully developed. They will have a playable demo at E3.

4. Police chases are now way more than either running or driving. Depending on how wanted you are, police may bring out riot shields and flash bangs. 5. When someone reaches 4 star wanted level, there will be a radio warning on some stations.

6. Radio stations now do traffic reports that are actually correct. So if you don’t know what route to take, you can check the traffic reports on your phone or the radio. 7. The in-game TV now has many more channels

8. [Editor's note: the following point contains spoilers for RDR and L.A Noire] The protagonist DOES NOT die unlike in the last two Rockstar games.

9. The underworld actually has a working economy that you can contribute too by buying and selling drugs, weapons and illegal cars in single player.

10. The protagonist can take drugs which will have some effects. But smoking weed on the streetwalk will lead to getting a one star wanted level.

11. Police cars will go after you if you’re obviousely breaking the speed limit. Having high speed crashes will also damage your health.

Wanted levels:

1 star – police follow you on foot and try to make an arrest. No sirens, no car chases (unless you are speeding).

2 star – police will still attempt to make an arrest. If a weapon is drawn then the police will begin opening fire. Police will use stun guns if a weapon is not drawn.

3 star – Chases begin and the police don’t care how they stop you, they just want to do it.

4 star – road traps, radio stations and much more hostile police.Even when you have evaded them, they will still search for 24 in-game hours for someone matching your description.

5 star – shoot to kill, arrest only if it’s made very possible. Even when you have evaded them, they will still search for 48 in-game hours for someone matching your description. Few missions become unavailable if you are wanted.

6 star – military vehicles come after you. Even when you have evaded them, they will still search for 72 in-game hours for someone matching your description. Some missions become unavailable if you are wanted.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on April 11, 2012, 11:11:53 am
http://www.gamesradar.com/capcom-gives-resident-evil-6-1300820-special-edition-extravagant-celebration-nth-degree-money-grubbing-self-parody/

LOLCapcom
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 13, 2012, 06:44:22 am
Finished replaying Hitman 2 (which I actually bought legit as opposed to pirated like I did the first time) and managed Silent Assassin rating on all but the last two missions (which is impossible for one and the other isn't rated due to it being the final mission). Really hard but really satisfying. Like any good stealth game should be.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Søren on April 13, 2012, 07:36:22 am
Dark Souls. Fuck you
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on April 13, 2012, 07:25:15 pm
Dark Souls:  Problem?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Søren on April 13, 2012, 07:36:00 pm
I fucking love the game but goddamn it shits me when I travel all the way to somewhere and get killed, then trying and get back to my bloodstain only to die right next to it >.<
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on April 13, 2012, 08:12:38 pm
Finished the Sino-Soviet 69 scenario in TOAW 3. Won as the Soviets, but it seems that once you get close enough to Beijing or you take Tongliao, the Chinese get really aggressive (understandably so).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Søren on April 13, 2012, 11:30:16 pm
A treasure chest in dark souls just ate me.

I opened it up, it grew arms and fucking ate me.

WTF MAN
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 14, 2012, 02:23:42 am
Fucking mimicks, man.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Cloud3514 on April 14, 2012, 03:02:29 am
A treasure chest in dark souls just ate me.

I opened it up, it grew arms and fucking ate me.

WTF MAN

And then people wonder why I don't want to play that game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 14, 2012, 03:13:04 am
^

People have told me about how, in Skyrim, with the Deadly Dragons mod, it's taken them 2 hours to defeat a single dragon, with a single mistake netting them instant death... and how absolutely great it is.

And then they treat me like a freak when I don't agree with them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Cloud3514 on April 14, 2012, 03:23:38 am
^

People have told me about how, in Skyrim, with the Deadly Dragons mod, it's taken them 2 hours to defeat a single dragon, with a single mistake netting them instant death... and how absolutely great it is.

And then they treat me like a freak when I don't agree with them.

See, I get the appeal of hard games to challenge gamers. I really do, but that's why difficulty levels were invented. If you want the game to be harder, crank up the damn difficulty and enjoy your challenge. Just don't tell me how wrong it is for me to enjoy a much easier game when I want more out of a game (especially one with a storyline I'd like to see to the finish) than challenge. Hell, I played Deus Ex: Human Revolution on easy when I normally play games on the normal setting because I know I suck at stealth games and I wanted to enjoy the story (though ironically, I play Metal Gear on Normal and played MGS4 on the harder version of Normal).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 14, 2012, 03:26:29 am
To be fair, these are the same people who think Master is a cakewalk.

Meanwhile, I encounter struggle on Adept.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Cloud3514 on April 14, 2012, 03:29:13 am
To be fair, these are the same people who think Master is a cakewalk.

Meanwhile, I encounter struggle on Adept.

I'd be inclined to say that its not so much that they think its a cakewalk as much as they think every game should be as hard as Dark Souls and have masochistic tendencies.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 14, 2012, 03:48:56 am
I only go for the harder difficulties after I've worked my way thru the game at least once.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 14, 2012, 11:36:31 am
To be fair, these are the same people who think Master is a cakewalk.

Meanwhile, I encounter struggle on Adept.

I'd be inclined to say that its not so much that they think its a cakewalk as much as they think every game should be as hard as Dark Souls and have masochistic tendencies.

No, they really do.

Here, have a quote from a game forum:

Quote
Even on master difficulty this is a children's game in terms of difficulty. Dragons are also pathetic.

This isn't just that guy's opinion.  It's more or less the accepted opinion shared by the entire forum. :-/
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Cloud3514 on April 14, 2012, 12:53:48 pm
To be fair, these are the same people who think Master is a cakewalk.

Meanwhile, I encounter struggle on Adept.

I'd be inclined to say that its not so much that they think its a cakewalk as much as they think every game should be as hard as Dark Souls and have masochistic tendencies.

No, they really do.

Here, have a quote from a game forum:

Quote
Even on master difficulty this is a children's game in terms of difficulty. Dragons are also pathetic.

This isn't just that guy's opinion.  It's more or less the accepted opinion shared by the entire forum. :-/

You won't blame me if I call that hyperbole would you?
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 14, 2012, 12:59:02 pm
I wouldn't blame you, though that really is the accepted opinion :-/

To the point where Deadly Dragons and Deadly Combat are pretty much the first two mods that people push on anyone who asks for "must have" mods.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on April 14, 2012, 10:34:44 pm
"You're new, your definition of fun must match ours, then!  Here, have some bullshit that will make your gaming experience one of teeth-grinding frustration and rage!  Have fun!"

Followed by so many emoticons, it'd make a RR regular vomit.

Least, that's what I'm guessing.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 14, 2012, 11:37:22 pm
If only they were that obnoxious :-/

Instead, they're more along the lines of "Perfectly and reasonably obnoxious in a way you can't complain about"
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 14, 2012, 11:40:53 pm
Hahaha, just watch me.  I'm an Olympic-class bitch, when I want to be.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Søren on April 14, 2012, 11:55:16 pm
Finally got through Sens Fortress. The main boss there was so friggin easy. And course I lose all my souls from that fight in Anor Londo -_-
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 15, 2012, 03:50:30 am
Found my old discs for Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money and as such I shall be replaying them in full. While I dislike the reduced challenge, they're still a lot of fun and very much feel like a Hitman game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on April 15, 2012, 07:26:41 am
I love Blood Money.  Just the fun ways to kill people is worth it alone.  And a stressful day at work can be forgotten after massacring an entire neighborhood while dressed as a clown.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 15, 2012, 08:05:56 am
I remember getting Silent Assassin on every mission without too much hassle, and then feeling immensely superior to my friend who didn't quite manage the same feat.

On an unrelated note, is it wrong that it took me a good 40 seconds to remember how to spell "feat"?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 15, 2012, 08:08:49 am
I personally can't get into the Hitman games. I dunno why. I have a couple but they just didn't... 'stick'.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 15, 2012, 10:23:03 am
I've been playing Silent Assassin off and on lately. Unfortunately, I'm not very good at it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on April 16, 2012, 06:09:36 am
I got SA on most missions, but I still had trouble with a few of them, like the Playboy mansion and mental hospital.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on April 16, 2012, 06:44:23 am
Just realized I can play PS1 games on my PS3 at the same time I found my copies of the first two monster rancher games. I won't be needing any new games for a while.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on April 17, 2012, 06:47:17 am
Last night, I downloaded 'Cute Things Dyling Violently.'  Fun little game where you have to slingshot cute little round critters into an elevator, though sometimes they hit spikes, spinning blades, etc. and get sliced to bloody pieces.  Not a bad little game for 80 pts.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 17, 2012, 09:17:25 am
I got SA on most missions, but I still had trouble with a few of them, like the Playboy mansion and mental hospital.

All of my missions turn into conspicuous, bloody massacres. A lot of that is due to me being too impatient to walk slowly or sneak around, but even when I make an effort to be sneaky, I always seem to get caught & wind up in a gun fight.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on April 17, 2012, 06:27:16 pm
Just finished playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution. definitely the sequel that Invisible War should have been. Those boss fights were fucking irritating though. I'll probably end up playing through the original game again after I'm finished with Ultima Underworld.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 17, 2012, 06:29:54 pm
I got the Witcher 2 today for 360. Looks like I'll be breaking Indoctrination with ME3 to play it. Witcherrrr.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on April 18, 2012, 07:53:02 am
Some people on the internet are making a survival horror game based on the SCP Foundation.

http://scpcb.wordpress.com/ (http://scpcb.wordpress.com/)

This game is really gonna rustle my jimmies.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on April 18, 2012, 01:42:50 pm
The copy of Xenoblade Chronicles (Bundled with a Classic Controller Pro) I ordered from Nintendo.com finally arrived last night! Also, I've been playing Tales of Graces f (awesome) and Skullgirls (amazing) on the PS3, Ketzal's Corridors(pretty good) and Kid Icarus: Uprising(freakin' epic) on my 3DS, and a bunch of stuff on the PS Vita (ranging from just okay to very good), although I've mainly been playing ClaDun X2 (excellent), even though that's a PSP game, and Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (ingenious).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on April 20, 2012, 07:13:09 pm
Here's a video of the new game I'm playing.  I found the guy's commentary hysterical so I saved the page.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg8LUZ8fEEw 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: agentCDE on April 21, 2012, 01:39:57 pm
Some people on the internet are making a survival horror game based on the SCP Foundation.

http://scpcb.wordpress.com/ (http://scpcb.wordpress.com/)

This game is really gonna rustle my jimmies.

I watched a live stream of someone playing that game. The streamer was losing his shit throughout, and I'll admit I was tense as hell just from watching.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 21, 2012, 03:12:18 pm
Witcher 2 is proving more difficult than I anticipated it to be. But it's a fun journey.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on April 21, 2012, 03:16:59 pm
Some people on the internet are making a survival horror game based on the SCP Foundation.

http://scpcb.wordpress.com/ (http://scpcb.wordpress.com/)

This game is really gonna rustle my jimmies.

I watched a live stream of someone playing that game. The streamer was losing his shit throughout, and I'll admit I was tense as hell just from watching.


Holy crap, that footage really makes me want to see more.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on April 24, 2012, 12:52:18 am
Yes!  Battlefield 3 FINALLY gave players the option to create custom and private games!  ;D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on April 24, 2012, 08:18:02 am
I started playing my NHL 2K7 game, since it's Franchise mode is one of the most user-friendly that I've played.  One player I drafted was a goalie named Fredrick Rodgers.  Oh and he has a Composure stat of 96.  I'd be cool if his number (57) had any significance, but I can't find anything.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on April 24, 2012, 06:11:41 pm
I'm starting to love my soon-to-be Arcane Archer.  There's something about being able to kill skeletons with a bow on elite (which, normally, is all but impossible because of DR) that's just intensely pleasing.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on April 24, 2012, 07:30:58 pm
I'm starting to love my soon-to-be Arcane Archer.  There's something about being able to kill skeletons with a bow on elite (which, normally, is all but impossible because of DR) that's just intensely pleasing.

Another reason why they're one of my favorite prestige classes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on April 24, 2012, 07:56:20 pm
So I have a Gauss Rifle in New Vegas.

Ironbite-things are starting to die really easily now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on April 24, 2012, 08:58:12 pm
I'm starting to love my soon-to-be Arcane Archer.  There's something about being able to kill skeletons with a bow on elite (which, normally, is all but impossible because of DR) that's just intensely pleasing.

I've fallen in love with my Elven Wizard that I just made.  A much different feel from my level 6 Half-Elven Sorcerer, and I think it's actually a better feel.

I'm definitely going Pale Master, simply because that self-healing is extremely delicious (not to mention the death aura is very nice to have) and because insta-kill spells will also be delicious when I get them.

However, there is one single spell I've fallen in love with.  Sound Blast.

Destroying breakables, stunning groups of enemies while dealing fairly significant sonic damage to them, oh, and it only costs 4 SP.  Love it so much.

Disrupt Undead is underwhelming damage considering that it only targets undead.  I think it could've stood to either have additional effects, or quicker-scaling damage.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 25, 2012, 12:39:33 am
So while playing Hitman: Blood Money last night, I found that the only way to achieve Silent Assassin in Flatline is to kill one target in a gas explosion and crush the other under a chandelier by setting off a remote mine on the spot where it's anchored.

Call me crazy, but two explosions isn't exactly what I'd call "silent".
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on April 25, 2012, 05:49:00 am
Yeah, somehow, two brutal accident in close proximity to each other and occuring within minites of each other isn't suspicious at all.  And don't forget the guy choking on his own weightlifting machine.

The main problem I had was sneaking into the morgue at the end.  You don't get SA unless you return with your suit, but since you leave from that place, you need to sneak in and leave without alerting the guards (one standing right there and one looking from the opposite building).  How did you manage to get past them?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 25, 2012, 05:56:48 am
The main problem I had was sneaking into the morgue at the end.  You don't get SA unless you return with your suit, but since you leave from that place, you need to sneak in and leave without alerting the guards (one standing right there and one looking from the opposite building).  How did you manage to get past them?
Maybe it's a glitch, but it seems you're allowed in the morgue as long as you have the key. Even when an orderly walks in while I'm inside, he won't get pissed off at me unless he sees me in the act of reviving the CIA fellow.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 25, 2012, 12:11:14 pm
Sleepy did not warn me of the amount of boob in Witcher 2. I have to be very careful of when I play the game now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on April 25, 2012, 01:05:47 pm
Sleepy did not warn me of the amount of boob in Witcher 2. I have to be very careful of when I play the game now.

XD  Yeah, I've seen some very, gratuitous parts in video game videos on youtube.  I can see how that would be surprising if you weren't expecting it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on April 25, 2012, 01:10:44 pm
I have the unique Gauss Rifle in New Vegas.  CARDOZAS FALL TO MY MIGHT!

Ironbite-have I mentioned how much I hate Cardozas?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on April 25, 2012, 01:12:28 pm
I have the unique Gauss Rifle in New Vegas.  CARDOZAS FALL TO MY MIGHT!

Ironbite-have I mentioned how much I hate Cardozas?

Cazadors?  Yeah I fucking hate those things with a passion.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 25, 2012, 01:22:06 pm
Sleepy did not warn me of the amount of boob in Witcher 2. I have to be very careful of when I play the game now.

XD  Yeah, I've seen some very, gratuitous parts in video game videos on youtube.  I can see how that would be surprising if you weren't expecting it.

I mean I had heard about it but to see it. lol
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on April 25, 2012, 04:11:27 pm
I have the unique Gauss Rifle in New Vegas.  CARDOZAS FALL TO MY MIGHT!

Ironbite-have I mentioned how much I hate Cardozas?

Cazadors?  Yeah I fucking hate those things with a passion.

Note, Never taunt them from a high place that they can't seem to get up. At least one of them has left to go find a way up there, and you'll barely hear the buzz before you die.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on April 25, 2012, 05:18:47 pm
The main problem I had was sneaking into the morgue at the end.  You don't get SA unless you return with your suit, but since you leave from that place, you need to sneak in and leave without alerting the guards (one standing right there and one looking from the opposite building).  How did you manage to get past them?
Maybe it's a glitch, but it seems you're allowed in the morgue as long as you have the key. Even when an orderly walks in while I'm inside, he won't get pissed off at me unless he sees me in the act of reviving the CIA fellow.

Sounds like when, in the first mission (not the tutorial), you can shoot the son downstairs while he's sniffing, and even if they find the body, it still counts as SA.  Weird.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on April 25, 2012, 05:52:28 pm
Sleepy did not warn me of the amount of boob in Witcher 2. I have to be very careful of when I play the game now.

XD  Yeah, I've seen some very, gratuitous parts in video game videos on youtube.  I can see how that would be surprising if you weren't expecting it.

I mean I had heard about it but to see it. lol

I don't know how you wouldn't have expected it. The boobs were pretty much the only thing about the game that the gaming press talked about leading up to it's release.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on April 25, 2012, 06:35:24 pm
The main problem I had was sneaking into the morgue at the end.  You don't get SA unless you return with your suit, but since you leave from that place, you need to sneak in and leave without alerting the guards (one standing right there and one looking from the opposite building).  How did you manage to get past them?
Maybe it's a glitch, but it seems you're allowed in the morgue as long as you have the key. Even when an orderly walks in while I'm inside, he won't get pissed off at me unless he sees me in the act of reviving the CIA fellow.

Sounds like when, in the first mission (not the tutorial), you can shoot the son downstairs while he's sniffing, and even if they find the body, it still counts as SA.  Weird.

Between that and nobody noticing when you steal the seaplane and fly away, I have concluded that Chileans make really shitty guards.

In other news, I bought me a copy of Spacechem (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/spacechem) last night. It's a very well made programming logic based indie puzzle game. I've only just finished the training missions and the puzzles are already genuinely challenging, and this is coming from someone who almost finished Manufactoria.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 25, 2012, 07:17:22 pm
Sleepy did not warn me of the amount of boob in Witcher 2. I have to be very careful of when I play the game now.

XD  Yeah, I've seen some very, gratuitous parts in video game videos on youtube.  I can see how that would be surprising if you weren't expecting it.

I mean I had heard about it but to see it. lol

I don't know how you wouldn't have expected it. The boobs were pretty much the only thing about the game that the gaming press talked about leading up to it's release.

I did expect it. I thought I pointed that out. What I didn't expect was the amount. Also, since I don't read bullshit like Kotaku there's a very small likelihood of me to hear about something like that ad nauseum.

In other news, I'm currently stuck on one of the boss fights in Witcher 2. I am also stuck in Mass Effect 3 trying to beat Kai Leng. So I lost my gaming mojo today. :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on April 25, 2012, 08:09:30 pm
I have the unique Gauss Rifle in New Vegas.  CARDOZAS FALL TO MY MIGHT!

Ironbite-have I mentioned how much I hate Cardozas?

Cazadors?  Yeah I fucking hate those things with a passion.

Note, Never taunt them from a high place that they can't seem to get up. At least one of them has left to go find a way up there, and you'll barely hear the buzz before you die.

Only way I've been able to take them out is to let them take out Boone and ED-E and then pick off the remaining ones with a hunting shotgun.

Ironbite-damn thing is money when it comes to taking 'em out.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 25, 2012, 08:14:32 pm
Yay, I beat Avadon: The Black Fortress. Went the loyalist route with a blademaster, so next time I play it, I'm going to opt for a traitor shaman or sorceress.

Now it's time to start working on either Avernum or Geneforge. I fucking love Spiderweb Software's games.

I did expect it. I thought I pointed that out. What I didn't expect was the amount.

Had something similar happen when I played Still Life. So many dead, gory boobs in that game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on April 25, 2012, 09:25:38 pm
So I played the demo for the original Painkiller after hearing some good reviews about it.  Some of the parts were kind of confusing, like one flying enemy who took me a while to figure out how to kill.  Overall though was very fun, and am downloading the full version through Steam as I type this.  Can't wait to play.  Especially since it has a gun that shoots shurikens and lightning!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkKopRpY8Mw
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 25, 2012, 10:16:40 pm
Yay, I beat Avadon: The Black Fortress. Went the loyalist route with a blademaster, so next time I play it, I'm going to opt for a traitor shaman or sorceress.

Now it's time to start working on either Avernum or Geneforge. I fucking love Spiderweb Software's games.

I did expect it. I thought I pointed that out. What I didn't expect was the amount.

Had something similar happen when I played Still Life. So many dead, gory boobs in that game.

I misread that as Still Alive. XD Is Still Life good?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on April 25, 2012, 11:42:31 pm
It's an interesting story. I enjoyed it for the most part, but there were some downsides. It was a bit cheesy at times (not to mention the gratuitous boobs) and the walking back and forth got redundant after a while. Plus, I would have liked to have had more control over the outcome. It felt more like interactive fiction, where you had to solve puzzles to advance the plot, as is typical of these sorts of point and click adventures.

One thing to keep in mind: The ending of the first game leaves a large chunk of the details unresolved, including one rather important plot point, forcing you to buy the second one if you want closure.

I haven't really had a chance to play Still Life 2 thanks to my computer being a piece of crap and refusing to run it properly.

Random, unrelated side-note: The voice acting in Dead Mountaineer's Hotel SUCKS. One character sounds like he's reading off a list of grocery items or something -- it has that same monotone and weird inflection you get when the teacher makes 5th graders take turns reading aloud from a book -- while another constantly sounds like he's angry or sarcastic, even when he's supposed to be acting friendly or soothing. It makes him (the alleged hero of the game) come across as a dick.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on April 26, 2012, 12:15:01 am
Have a new hatred for Deathclaws.

Ironbite-also Boone is incredibly dumb at times
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Søren on April 26, 2012, 12:58:29 am
Rar. Fucking bosses at the end of Anor Londo. I got so excited when i killed one and then its like "oh you gotta be fuckin kiddin me!"
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on April 26, 2012, 02:54:25 am
I was playing my Pokemon SS game again, and I found out my Clefable, Cuddles has enough EV to get the Effort Ribbon.  Now I just need to finish off his moveset (including giving him Frustration), p*** him off, and send him into the Battle Hall.  I'm not counting on him doing well, but it'll be fun to try.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on April 26, 2012, 05:08:13 am
I was playing my Pokemon SS game again, and I found out my Clefable, Cuddles has enough EV to get the Effort Ribbon.  Now I just need to finish off his moveset (including giving him Frustration), p*** him off, and send him into the Battle Hall.  I'm not counting on him doing well, but it'll be fun to try.

Isn't it easier to use Return instead? Since, well, it's easier to raise Happiness than to lower it. But if you insists, feed the thing a lot of Herbs and try . Also, if you have 2 DS/have a friend, trading resets Happiness back to its default level (around 70), so you could try that. Here's a more detailed FAQ about Happiness (http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/925601-pokemon-diamond-version/faqs/48344) if you want more info.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 26, 2012, 06:06:37 am
Sleeeeepy I'm stuuuuuck in Witcher 2. :(

Stupid Letho.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on April 26, 2012, 07:15:44 am
Have a new hatred for Deathclaws.

Trust me, the Tunnelers in Lonesome Road are arguably WORSE.

They're introduced by a Deathclaw being easily killed by one!
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 26, 2012, 10:17:49 am
It's an interesting story. I enjoyed it for the most part, but there were some downsides. It was a bit cheesy at times (not to mention the gratuitous boobs) and the walking back and forth got redundant after a while. Plus, I would have liked to have had more control over the outcome. It felt more like interactive fiction, where you had to solve puzzles to advance the plot, as is typical of these sorts of point and click adventures.

One thing to keep in mind: The ending of the first game leaves a large chunk of the details unresolved, including one rather important plot point, forcing you to buy the second one if you want closure.

I haven't really had a chance to play Still Life 2 thanks to my computer being a piece of crap and refusing to run it properly.

Random, unrelated side-note: The voice acting in Dead Mountaineer's Hotel SUCKS. One character sounds like he's reading off a list of grocery items or something -- it has that same monotone and weird inflection you get when the teacher makes 5th graders take turns reading aloud from a book -- while another constantly sounds like he's angry or sarcastic, even when he's supposed to be acting friendly or soothing. It makes him (the alleged hero of the game) come across as a dick.

oh it's a point and click. I haven't played one in a long time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on April 26, 2012, 11:06:54 am
Have a new hatred for Deathclaws.

Trust me, the Tunnelers in Lonesome Road are arguably WORSE.

They're introduced by a Deathclaw being easily killed by one!
(click to show/hide)

Don't have the DLC so I'm not worried bout them and also....that Deathclaw was suffering from Radiation sickness so it was weaker.

Ironbite-show me a Tunneler killing the Legendary Deathclaw and we'll talk
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on April 26, 2012, 12:22:22 pm
Sleeeeepy I'm stuuuuuck in Witcher 2. :(

Stupid Letho.

I wish I could play. My desktop back home ran it, just not well. I only have lappytop now. :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on April 26, 2012, 01:02:00 pm
Have a new hatred for Deathclaws.

Trust me, the Tunnelers in Lonesome Road are arguably WORSE.

They're introduced by a Deathclaw being easily killed by one!
(click to show/hide)

Don't have the DLC so I'm not worried bout them and also....that Deathclaw was suffering from Radiation sickness so it was weaker.

Ironbite-show me a Tunneler killing the Legendary Deathclaw and we'll talk

Couldn't find a video on YouTube, have the Xbox 360 version (so no console usage to spawn a Tunneler and Legendary Deathclaw in the same location), and even if you could use the developer's console in the 360 version, my 360 controllers have stopped working, even with the batteries changed. But, really, Tunnellers are mainly dangerous because they come in swarms, whereas Deathclaws hit like trucks. It's really a matter of if you're better with crowd control (read: explosives) or killing a single enemy quickly.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on April 26, 2012, 01:45:12 pm
Riot Shotguns also work wonders.

But, my fiancee's trying to talk me into doing a Torchlight 2 Give away, anyone else here interested in the game?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on April 26, 2012, 02:27:14 pm
I was playing my Pokemon SS game again, and I found out my Clefable, Cuddles has enough EV to get the Effort Ribbon.  Now I just need to finish off his moveset (including giving him Frustration), p*** him off, and send him into the Battle Hall.  I'm not counting on him doing well, but it'll be fun to try.

Isn't it easier to use Return instead? Since, well, it's easier to raise Happiness than to lower it. But if you insists, feed the thing a lot of Herbs and try . Also, if you have 2 DS/have a friend, trading resets Happiness back to its default level (around 70), so you could try that. Here's a more detailed FAQ about Happiness (http://www.gamefaqs.com/ds/925601-pokemon-diamond-version/faqs/48344) if you want more info.

Return would be easier, but the whole point is to take the cute little mon, turn it into a demon-beast that hisses and spits and at very thought of me, and then send it into battle.  As I said, it's just for fun, though I'll be pleasantly shocked if little Cuddles does well in the BH.

As for the trading, my wife has a DS, and I also have Platinum so I will be doing the trading.  Thanks for the tip.

In addition to Frustration I was thinking of Magical Leaf (to counter double team, sand attack, etc.), Brick Break (for steel types) and also for steel types, either Fire Punch of Flame Thrower.  FT is more damaging, but i'm not sure if I want to waste it on Cuddles when I might need it for someone else later (since it costs quite a few coints to buy).  I was tempted to give him FT, Ice Beam, and Thunderbolt so he'd have all 3 elemental attacks, but the entire point is for Cuddles to embrace his hatred of me and use it to destroy everyone in his path. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on April 26, 2012, 02:53:40 pm
Riot Shotguns also work wonders.

I only have the Hunting Shotgun.

Ironbite-with full mods.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on April 26, 2012, 03:06:39 pm
Have a new hatred for Deathclaws.

Trust me, the Tunnelers in Lonesome Road are arguably WORSE.

They're introduced by a Deathclaw being easily killed by one!
(click to show/hide)

Don't have the DLC so I'm not worried bout them and also....that Deathclaw was suffering from Radiation sickness so it was weaker.

Ironbite-show me a Tunneler killing the Legendary Deathclaw and we'll talk

Couldn't find a video on YouTube, have the Xbox 360 version (so no console usage to spawn a Tunneler and Legendary Deathclaw in the same location), and even if you could use the developer's console in the 360 version, my 360 controllers have stopped working, even with the batteries changed. But, really, Tunnellers are mainly dangerous because they come in swarms, whereas Deathclaws hit like trucks. It's really a matter of if you're better with crowd control (read: explosives) or killing a single enemy quickly.

Yeah, though both are annoying, I'm much more scared by Deathclaws then I am by Tunnlers.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on April 26, 2012, 05:46:24 pm
But, my fiancee's trying to talk me into doing a Torchlight 2 Give away, anyone else here interested in the game?

I am interested. I played the first one on the Xbox and really like it. Sadly, I am going to have to put it off for a while. Until I get a job, I need to watch my funds.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: TheL on April 26, 2012, 10:23:11 pm
So.  I randomly bought a 3DS.

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is pretty good.  Also, I am mildly disappointed that Sonic Generations was apparently heavily truncated when they ported it over to 3DS.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 27, 2012, 09:39:22 am
Sleeeeepy I'm stuuuuuck in Witcher 2. :(

Stupid Letho.

I wish I could play. My desktop back home ran it, just not well. I only have lappytop now. :(

:( Did you ever beat the kingslayer? I could use some tips. The guide only told me 'he's a witcher, dodge his shit'.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on April 27, 2012, 11:09:03 am
Sleeeeepy I'm stuuuuuck in Witcher 2. :(

Stupid Letho.

I wish I could play. My desktop back home ran it, just not well. I only have lappytop now. :(

:( Did you ever beat the kingslayer? I could use some tips. The guide only told me 'he's a witcher, dodge his shit'.

Unfortunately, I never got very far because of how poorly it ran.

I need to magic up a nice desktop.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on April 27, 2012, 11:13:23 am
This was a long time ago:

I was playing Jagged alliance 2 and I was trying to be really sneaky-quiet in one mission. I had my main character armed with a supressed Beretta 93R pistol and tooled and trained for stealth. After killing one enemy soldier I happened to find a MP5K and realising that it uses the same ammo as the pistol armed him with it. I also found out that I could arm a merc with two pistols/smgs at the same time. (I was new to the game and this was one of the first missions.) My merc had been left in overwatch/guard/whatever as I was waiting for my slower and less sneaky mercs to position themselves when one of the enemies happened to walk near my main merc.

This was the first time I used the overwatch mode so I was suprised that it was automatic and I had no control over the merc as he gets up and zip-BANG!-BANG!-BANG!-zip-AAARGH!

...Hmmm. So when I equip two weapons both are used automatically, this is important information. Another important bit is to find a second supressor for the smg SINCE LOUD AUTOMATIC FIRE DOES NOT COUNT AS: SNEAKY-STEALTHY-ACTION!

Anyway that particular enemy was killed in one go but not suprisingly other guards heard the gunshots. Second guard runs up and before you can say "What's all this then?" my merc turns around and -zip-BANG!-BANG!-BANG!-zip- another dead enemy. OK maybe this isn't so bad after all, maybe the other guards are too far back to have-OH FUCK! A THIRD GUARD IS COMING AN-zip-BANG!-BANG!-BANG!-zip-

...


Three soldiers, all killed in one burst. Maybe stealth is overrated.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on April 27, 2012, 08:17:44 pm
Sleeeeepy I'm stuuuuuck in Witcher 2. :(

Stupid Letho.

I wish I could play. My desktop back home ran it, just not well. I only have lappytop now. :(

:( Did you ever beat the kingslayer? I could use some tips. The guide only told me 'he's a witcher, dodge his shit'.

Unfortunately, I never got very far because of how poorly it ran.

I need to magic up a nice desktop.

Awww. :( I hope you get a nice new one, then!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 02, 2012, 03:53:00 pm
So apparently Dice and EA have released a series of "shortcut bundles".  They're basically "pay to unlock" bundles for each class, ground vehicles, and air vehicles, or you can buy the "Ultimate Bundle" and get it all at once.

Now, I sort of have mixed feelings on this.  I know a lot of people don't get to play the game too much and those people might like to try some of the other weapons that are hard to unlock.  I myself thought about getting the air bundle just because I can't even get off the ground without getting shot down because all the other pilots have so much better gear than me.

However, these bundles aren't cheap, with the Ultimate Bundle being $40.  That's 2/3 the price of BF3 ITSELF.  Also, it, in my opinion, kind of ruins a lot of the replayability if there's nothing left to unlock in the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 03, 2012, 09:56:08 pm
Anyway...anybody here who loves rail shooter/light gun games (Time Crisis, House of the Dead etc.) besides me?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 03, 2012, 10:11:40 pm
I used to quite a fan of Silent Scope back in the day.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 04, 2012, 05:50:55 pm
My Pokemon, Cuddles, is currently up to 90 wins in the Battle Hall.  Not bad for an odious little puffball, though I'm not sure how much longer she'll last.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on May 04, 2012, 11:57:58 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6m9-Dret0U
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on May 05, 2012, 12:28:25 am
Anyway...anybody here who loves rail shooter/light gun games (Time Crisis, House of the Dead etc.) besides me?

I have always loved the Time crisis series. The dodging mechanic is something that separates it from other shooters and the games are really fun to play.

I especially liked when one of the games had a chopper that was basically a call back to retro rail shooters. That is to say that the whole side of the chopper was covered in tiny 'turrets' that were basically just a square with a gun barrel in it. It really reminded me of the Atari ST era shooters.

Then again there is no beating the classics like Operation Wolf.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 05, 2012, 09:37:07 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6m9-Dret0U

*spittatke* What?

Hmmm... though I do like the idea a lot, Bethesda needs to be careful how they handle this or they could piss off a lot of their fanbase.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 05, 2012, 03:09:51 pm
Too late. Already pissed off.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Illusive Man on May 05, 2012, 09:57:20 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6m9-Dret0U

*spittatke* What?

Hmmm... though I do like the idea a lot, Bethesda needs to be careful how they handle this or they could piss off a lot of their fanbase.

Oh this is going to be one hilarious train wreck! Given the stability of any engine derived from gamebryo *cough*Creation*cough* (http://peter.corrosivetruths.org/2011/12/21/is-skyrims-creation-just-gamebryo/) those servers are going to go up and down faster than a martini shaken not stirred.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 06, 2012, 01:06:51 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6m9-Dret0U

*spittatke* What?

Hmmm... though I do like the idea a lot, Bethesda needs to be careful how they handle this or they could piss off a lot of their fanbase.

Oh please, the Elder Scrolls fanbase is almost as fickle as the Fallout fanbase.  The people who are going to bitch the most just want an online version of Morrowind or Daggerfall.  Oblivion and Skyrim are heretical because, unlike Morrowind, their combat engines aren't a pain in the ass.  In a RPG, that's a pretty fucking important thing to not screw the hell up.

I, for one, wanna see what they do with it.  With the new expansion for DDO slaked for June, I think it is, and Guild Wars 2 having recent beta exposure, we might be seeing a wave of MMOs (or expansions to MMOs) that are actually worth playing, for once.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on May 06, 2012, 02:45:26 am
Screenshots and Art here (http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2012/05/elder-scrolls-online.html)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 06, 2012, 04:30:47 am
I'm actually looking forward to it on concept, but the execution, being a complete theorycraft for people not actively working on the project, is still a mystery to me and as such I have no opinion on that yet.

I can say, though, that regardless of how good it is, there will be people bitching and whining about it.  Just like people bitch and whine about every new thing that comes out lately.  Because they build up their own personal hype so high that there is literally nothing that can be done to satisfy it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 06, 2012, 05:04:21 am
My Pokemon, Cuddles, is currently up to 90 wins in the Battle Hall.  Not bad for an odious little puffball, though I'm not sure how much longer she'll last.

Nevermind, got slaughtered in Match # 91.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 06, 2012, 09:30:12 am
I'm actually looking forward to it on concept, but the execution, being a complete theorycraft for people not actively working on the project, is still a mystery to me and as such I have no opinion on that yet.

This.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on May 06, 2012, 11:27:20 am
I'm actually looking forward to it on concept, but the execution, being a complete theorycraft for people not actively working on the project, is still a mystery to me and as such I have no opinion on that yet.

I can say, though, that regardless of how good it is, there will be people bitching and whining about it.  Just like people bitch and whine about every new thing that comes out lately.  Because they build up their own personal hype so high that there is literally nothing that can be done to satisfy it.
There's no way everyone will be happy with it, elder scrolls fans will want to walk the length of a continent, wow folk will want sparkly critters to mount, and the rest of people will want a game to actually play. But, given the sheer size of the existing universe for scrolls, they should have a solid base of content to build on.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on May 06, 2012, 11:30:20 am
Well I do have a bit of news for you.  I know what type of engine it'll run on.  Hero according to Lordkat who was looking at specs on his stream.

Ironbite-take that for what you will.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 06, 2012, 01:11:18 pm
I can say, though, that regardless of how good it is, there will be people bitching and whining about it.  Just like people bitch and whine about every new thing that comes out lately.  Because they build up their own personal hype so high that there is literally nothing that can be done to satisfy it.

I've seen people bitch about Thief II.  Ten years after its been released.  Apparently, robots are far less subtle than burricks (http://images.wikia.com/thief/images/f/f8/DromEd_Object_Model_burrick.jpg), ape-men speaking the irritating Pagan dialect, or fucking Hammer haunts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXO0j1fGz2k).  The enemies aren't supposed to be subtle, YOU ARE!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 06, 2012, 03:28:26 pm
Well I do have a bit of news for you.  I know what type of engine it'll run on.  Hero according to Lordkat who was looking at specs on his stream.

Ironbite-take that for what you will.

I've heard about that, but I don't know anything about the Hero engine, so it's meaningless to me *shrug*

Unless someone would care to give examples...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: TheL on May 06, 2012, 07:33:02 pm
I've started playing TF2 again.  Fun times.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 07, 2012, 05:38:17 am
I've started playing TF2 again.  Fun times.

Erectin' a DOKTOR, Need a dispenser ON THE POINT, Kryyy sum muerde, huddahuddahuddahudda
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Yla on May 07, 2012, 06:23:37 am
The TES universe is of large enough scale that a MMO might work without raping the existing lore with a rusty spoon.

Screenshots and Art here (http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2012/05/elder-scrolls-online.html)
..and already sceptical. That didn't take long. This is a bit too colorful for my idea of Tamriel.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 07, 2012, 09:37:09 am
The glitchiness of Bethesda's games plus the exploits MMOs typically have equals...
(click to show/hide)

In other news, I finished Lineages and Legacies in Tales of Graces f. Now I'm working on the side stuff.
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 07, 2012, 01:42:33 pm
The TES universe is of large enough scale that a MMO might work without raping the existing lore with a rusty spoon.

Screenshots and Art here (http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2012/05/elder-scrolls-online.html)
..and already sceptical. That didn't take long. This is a bit too colorful for my idea of Tamriel.

.......Too colorful.  Really.

I think you've been stuck in the modern lands of brown for too long :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 07, 2012, 02:15:53 pm
Too...colorful?  Seriously?  If that's the case, just turn all the colors on your TV down to 0, and bam! no more annoying color, because its all gone greyscale.

Honestly, I'm glad they've decided to take a leap, which I'm sad its considered one in this day and age, and add fucking color to their game.  Real is NOT brown.  I can count at least a dozen colors within 2 meters of me right now.  The real world has fucking color, brown doesn't make your world "gritty" or "realistic," it just makes it drab and fucking boring.

Bring me back to the days of colorful games, like Ultima, Nox, Symphony of the Night, and System Shock!  Shit, Thief has more colors than modern games, and you spend (if you're playing anywhere NEAR properly) a good 90% of the game in the dark!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 07, 2012, 03:38:36 pm
I don't agree with the too colorful thing.  Some of the screenshots I saw made me instantly think of Cyrodil from Oblivion.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: TheL on May 07, 2012, 05:14:46 pm
The TES universe is of large enough scale that a MMO might work without raping the existing lore with a rusty spoon.

Screenshots and Art here (http://www.allgamesbeta.com/2012/05/elder-scrolls-online.html)
..and already sceptical. That didn't take long. This is a bit too colorful for my idea of Tamriel.

.......Too colorful.  Really.

I think you've been stuck in the modern lands of brown for too long :P

I agree.  Everything about those screenshots looks wonderful and rich, without being too bright. :3
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on May 07, 2012, 06:13:25 pm
The color isn't the problem. It's the cartoonish art style. To me, it looks more like WoW than it does Elder Scrolls.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 07, 2012, 06:26:40 pm
The color isn't the problem. It's the cartoonish art style. To me, it looks more like WoW than it does Elder Scrolls.

...Cartoony?

Now I KNOW you're kidding.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 07, 2012, 06:30:10 pm
The color isn't the problem. It's the cartoonish art style. To me, it looks more like WoW than it does Elder Scrolls.

(http://i.imgur.com/lFws9.jpg)
THIS is a screenshot from Elder Scrolls Online.

(http://www.wowinsider.com/media/2006/03/300306-murloc.jpg)
THIS is a screenshot from World of Warcraft.

Any questions?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 07, 2012, 10:29:32 pm
I mean it's obvious the graphics aren't going to be quite as high quality as like Skyrim for example, because it would run like shit with so many people playing at once.  However, like Ravynous pointed out, they are still a FAAAAAAAR step from the very cartoony WoW graphics.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 07, 2012, 11:08:50 pm
Meh, every other AAA MMORPG on the market has been completely destroyed by World of Warcraft in a matter of months. What the fuck makes Bethesda think that they'll fare any better?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 07, 2012, 11:23:46 pm
Meh, every other AAA MMORPG on the market has been completely destroyed by World of Warcraft in a matter of months. What the fuck makes Bethesda think that they'll fare any better?

The fans which have been clamoring for an Elder Scrolls MMO since the later years of Morrowind, perhaps?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 07, 2012, 11:24:21 pm
Meh, every other AAA MMORPG on the market has been completely destroyed by World of Warcraft in a matter of months. What the fuck makes Bethesda think that they'll fare any better?

If this were a few years ago, I'd agree with you.  However, WoW has been consistently losing loads of players over the last couple of years.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/243465/world_of_warcraft_loses_2_million_subscribers_in_a_year.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/243465/world_of_warcraft_loses_2_million_subscribers_in_a_year.html)
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/720899/world-of-warcraft-loses-100000-subscribers-the-mmo-report/ (http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/720899/world-of-warcraft-loses-100000-subscribers-the-mmo-report/)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2012/03/02/activision-jobs-cuts-warcraft-losing-wow-factor/ (http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2012/03/02/activision-jobs-cuts-warcraft-losing-wow-factor/)

That and the fact that people I know who have been playing WoW since the beginning have pretty much all left WoW.  I myself haven't played in a long time except for like a week or two when Cata came out.

Don't get me wrong.  I still think WoW is a definitely going to be a hard competitor for any big title MMO coming out, but it's not quite the scary goliath it used to be.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 07, 2012, 11:29:08 pm
Meh, every other AAA MMORPG on the market has been completely destroyed by World of Warcraft in a matter of months. What the fuck makes Bethesda think that they'll fare any better?

Guild Wars. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guild_Wars)  D&D Online. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_%26_Dragons_Online)

That's all I gotta say.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 08, 2012, 05:58:28 pm
Just finished Arx Fatalis for the second time. great game, some of the puzzles towards the end of the game were pretty frustrating, but didn't dampen the experience to any significant degree. Would recommend RPG fans check it out, on GOG.com or Steam.

Also, how did I manage to miss the fact they are making an Elder Scrolls MMO? Would be pretty interesting to see modern versions of regions like Daggerfall and Vvardenfell.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 08, 2012, 11:54:43 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/adventure-time-hey-ice-king-whyd-you-steal-our-garbage-announced-3ds/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/adventure-time-hey-ice-king-whyd-you-steal-our-garbage-announced-3ds/)

Well, it's WayForward, so, this should work out fine. I mean, that Thor game for the DS was pretty decent, so...


http://www.gamesradar.com/ys-origin-preview-old-school-look-and-feel/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/ys-origin-preview-old-school-look-and-feel/)

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 09, 2012, 12:26:34 am
I read "Origin" and immediately thought that mean new Ultima, or at least official remakes...

Richard Garriott, Y U NO BUY ULTIMA BACK?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 10, 2012, 05:11:10 am
So guys, I'd like a little advice. I'm currently playing through Pokemon Leaf Green and I'm not quite sure who I want on my team. I'm currently up to Vermillion City and I've already got a Charmeleon and a Mankey (debating whether to swap it for a Hitmonlee when I get to Saffron). What would you guys recommend for my other four pokemans? Oh, and I'm strongly leaning towards Snorlax, Starmie and either Jolteon or Magneton as additions, though their inclusion in my team is by no means certain.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on May 10, 2012, 08:35:59 am
My knowledge of Pokemon isn't that great, but I usually try to keep a Kadabra (or Alakazam if you can trade). I also don't like using fighting Pokemon, but I prefer Primape. I also try to keep a Dugtrio, though they're not very useful. Also, a flying HM slave.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 10, 2012, 08:50:27 am
I wont need a flying HM slave as Charmeleon should evolve at around the time I get fly if all goes to plan. Also, I can't trade so Kadabra would just be wasted potential (not to mention redundant, as Starmie is part psychic). Dugtrio is certainly a possibility though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on May 10, 2012, 09:16:57 am
I didn't know Starmie was part Psychic, I just thought it could learn Psychic moves. However Kadabra is fast. Anyway, I usually just end up using Lapras.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 10, 2012, 02:25:50 pm
I love Starmie.  He/She/It was always a deadly sweeper on my teams, though one punch or kick flattens it like paper.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 10, 2012, 06:18:57 pm
Can Charizard learn Fly?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on May 10, 2012, 06:21:16 pm
Can in LeafGreen.

Ironbite-and by that I mean Ruby/Saffire
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 10, 2012, 06:23:33 pm
Can Charizard learn Fly?
It's been able to ever since Yellow version.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on May 10, 2012, 07:17:53 pm
So guys, I'd like a little advice. I'm currently playing through Pokemon Leaf Green and I'm not quite sure who I want on my team. I'm currently up to Vermillion City and I've already got a Charmeleon and a Mankey (debating whether to swap it for a Hitmonlee when I get to Saffron). What would you guys recommend for my other four pokemans? Oh, and I'm strongly leaning towards Snorlax, Starmie and either Jolteon or Magneton as additions, though their inclusion in my team is by no means certain.

My team through firered would be Charizard, Pigetot, Kadavra(or Alakazam), Poliwrath, Raichu, and Haunter (or gingar).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 10, 2012, 10:18:13 pm
Well, after looking at stats, it seems Dugtrio is absolute ass, so it definitely will not be a part of my team. I must say Rhydon is looking like a very nice possibility. The only worry now is that my team will be too heavily geared towards physical attack and defense. Granted, I do have three special attackers, though I'm not sure any of them would be well suited to tanking special attacks.

That said, I'm only doing the single player story so it should be more than up to the task.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 11, 2012, 08:13:37 am
Also, it seems that Jolteon shits all over Magneton, so methinks that'll be my electric type. Granted, it's not a dual type like Magneton, but I figure the significantly superior stats more than make up for it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 11, 2012, 07:28:21 pm
So, many, references!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwNVQvygCNQ
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 11, 2012, 08:49:10 pm
Well, after looking at stats, it seems Dugtrio is absolute ass, so it definitely will not be a part of my team. I must say Rhydon is looking like a very nice possibility. The only worry now is that my team will be too heavily geared towards physical attack and defense. Granted, I do have three special attackers, though I'm not sure any of them would be well suited to tanking special attacks.

That said, I'm only doing the single player story so it should be more than up to the task.

Well, Chansey is a bastard and a half to catch, but Blissey is a wonderful special wall. Just sayin'.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 11, 2012, 08:59:04 pm
Well, after looking at stats, it seems Dugtrio is absolute ass, so it definitely will not be a part of my team. I must say Rhydon is looking like a very nice possibility. The only worry now is that my team will be too heavily geared towards physical attack and defense. Granted, I do have three special attackers, though I'm not sure any of them would be well suited to tanking special attacks.

That said, I'm only doing the single player story so it should be more than up to the task.

Well, Chansey is a bastard and a half to catch, but Blissey is a wonderful special wall. Just sayin'.

It's also not available in Leaf Green.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 12, 2012, 12:51:41 am
I just finished Datura on the PS3...

I'm very confused, and I'm glad I have PlayStation Plus, so I got a discount, because otherwise I would've felt even more ripped off. [/firstworldproblems]

Also, Art, get a Magikarp, level it up until it becomes Gyardos, and annhilate everything in your path.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 12, 2012, 01:06:53 am
I've already got a flying and water type, so Gyarados would be redundant.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on May 12, 2012, 01:38:15 am
GYRADOS IS NEVER REDUNDANT!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 12, 2012, 03:34:27 am
It is when you have both Charizard and Starmie on your team.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 12, 2012, 04:19:18 am
Yeah it's generally not a good idea to have 3 pokes that can be killed by carpeting.

Bummer you're not playing the original red or blue.  One Venosaur could thrash Lance's entire team.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 12, 2012, 06:23:49 am
It also seems that rock moves in gen III are all ass. Ah well, Rhyhorn is more of a defensive wall than a sweeper, so I suppose I can work around it. Not to mention, once it learns earthquake to go with drill horn it'll be more than adequate against anything that's not fighting or a special attacker.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 12, 2012, 08:54:23 am
Speaking of Pokemon, just this afternoon while playing HeartGold I've managed to beat Blue and obtain my 16th badge. Now I'm preparing to face off against Red; any advice for my party?

Here is my party:
Typhlosion L77 - Sunny Day, Flamethrower, Focus Blast, Solarbeam
Ho-Oh L72 - Sacred Fire, Fly, Earthquake, Recover
Mamoswine L73 - Ice Fang, Earthquake, Rock Tomb, Light Screen
Lapras L71 - Surf, Blizzard (utilizing Red's permanent Hail), Thunderbolt, Psychic
Dialga L83 (Hooray for 2 DS!) - Roar Of Time, Dragon Claw, Flash Cannon, Earthquake

The last slot is for my HM Slave Bibarel, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on May 12, 2012, 07:48:10 pm
For anyone who's interested, Tropico 4 is on sale on Steam for $13.59 (normally, it's $39.99) until Monday evening. DLC is also on sale.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 12, 2012, 09:15:52 pm
Speaking of Pokemon, just this afternoon while playing HeartGold I've managed to beat Blue and obtain my 16th badge. Now I'm preparing to face off against Red; any advice for my party?

Here is my party:
Typhlosion L77 - Sunny Day, Flamethrower, Focus Blast, Solarbeam
Ho-Oh L72 - Sacred Fire, Fly, Earthquake, Recover
Mamoswine L73 - Ice Fang, Earthquake, Rock Tomb, Light Screen
Lapras L71 - Surf, Blizzard (utilizing Red's permanent Hail), Thunderbolt, Psychic
Dialga L83 (Hooray for 2 DS!) - Roar Of Time, Dragon Claw, Flash Cannon, Earthquake

The last slot is for my HM Slave Bibarel, unfortunately.

With all your levels in the 70's, you could probably wipe the floor with him using only Hoppips and Luvdiscs.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on May 12, 2012, 09:18:40 pm
For anyone who's interested, Tropico 4 is on sale on Steam for $13.59 (normally, it's $39.99) until Monday evening. DLC is also on sale.

Are there any expansions out yet?  It feels wierd to see it sitting on the shelf alone, right next to Tropico 3: The Ultimate Pack.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 13, 2012, 12:16:28 am
With all your levels in the 70's, you could probably wipe the floor with him using only Hoppips and Luvdiscs.

Well since Red has the absolute highest leveled 'mons in the series... (L88 Pikachu w/ Light Ball anyone?) I still think it's gonna be a long gorefest.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 13, 2012, 12:29:58 am
With all your levels in the 70's, you could probably wipe the floor with him using only Hoppips and Luvdiscs.

Well since Red has the absolute highest leveled 'mons in the series... (L88 Pikachu w/ Light Ball anyone?) I still think it's gonna be a long gorefest.

Well, that's quite a jump. Usually even the Elite 4 are only leveled in the 50's and 60's.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on May 13, 2012, 12:53:40 am
Ok, in Arkham city Batman has these finisher moves that knock out his opponents, some of them are done on opponents that are lying on the ground. One particular finisher has him sit on the opponents waist and then punch him in the face.

Sometimes this does something weird. In one fight as Batman used this finisher the villain happened to be lying on the ground with his head closer to Batman so... Batman sits down on the poor criminals' face (BAT-Teabag!) and punches him in the dick, so hard that the guy loses conciousness...
When this happened the first time it just seemed like a glitch but the second time...

Other features in the game are: Slowmotion knockdown of the last villain in the room and "detective-mode" which highlits clues, structural weak-points AND SHOWS AN X-RAY IMAGE OF EVERY PERSON. So when we combine all these features with dick punching:

Batman squats on the face of the villain (who, if I may remind, is seen as an x-ray-image with his skeletal structure visible) and after pausing just long enough to let the poor guy realise what is about to happen, Batman proceeds to punch him in the groin in slow-motion.

See, this is why the villains fear him.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on May 13, 2012, 12:54:40 am
What exactly is the difference between Tropico 3 and 4? They look like the exact same game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on May 13, 2012, 03:30:46 am
For anyone who's interested, Tropico 4 is on sale on Steam for $13.59 (normally, it's $39.99) until Monday evening. DLC is also on sale.

Are there any expansions out yet?  It feels wierd to see it sitting on the shelf alone, right next to Tropico 3: The Ultimate Pack.

I think Modern Times is an expansion. Incidentally, that too is on sale.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 13, 2012, 04:28:10 am



Red's pokes are in the 70's and 80's.  Jumpingjackflash's team looks good, though you might want something with fighting moves for Snorlax. 

Following my Clefable, Cuddles' crushing defeat in match 91 of the Battle Hall, I'm looking to either train a Dragonite for the Bh or build a Battle Tower Team.  If I go for the BT, I'm thinking of Scizor, Swampert, and Togekiss.

Well, that's quite a jump. Usually even the Elite 4 are only leveled in the 50's and 60's.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 13, 2012, 07:46:20 am
Well, that's quite a jump. Usually even the Elite 4 are only leveled in the 50's and 60's.

Ever fight a rematch? You have got to see the leaders'/E4's levels. FYI, the E4 (first fight, natch) in HGSS is actually the weakest E4 in the series - Levels range from 42-50. But the rematch with them? 58-64. Which while weak by rematch standards, gives you a hard jump in levels with Champion Lance, whose levels are 68-75. So if you go in with 'mons with levels in the late fifties, the champion fight is gonna be brutal.


Following my Clefable, Cuddles' crushing defeat in match 91 of the Battle Hall, I'm looking to either train a Dragonite for the Bh or build a Battle Tower Team.  If I go for the BT, I'm thinking of Scizor, Swampert, and Togekiss.

Just a friendly advice: the higher your streak goes in Tower, the more cheats CPU will use to destroy your streak. I have experienced this, having my BT team get wiped out in one hit with Guillotine, a move that normally has a 30% chance of hitting. Three - THREE - fucking times in a row. If you insist, however, make sure to EV train your party. As it seems, the frontier facilities are the only place in the game where EV & IV actually is important to winning a fight.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 13, 2012, 03:53:53 pm
Trust me, I've seen my share of cheap shots.  Whether it was my Starmie getting out-maneuvered by a hitmontop 10 levels lower or a Weazing wiping out my entire team. 

And I don't even approach the BF until my poke has the Effort Ribbon.  I'm just not sure if I want to train one poke for the Bh or try the Bt this time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 13, 2012, 06:08:51 pm
To be fair, Starmie is a glass cannon, especially when it comes to physical defense, and Hitmontop is a physical attacker, so it's not completely unfeasible, particularly if Hitmontop uses normal type attacks. Also, Weezing is one of the best tanks in the game, which incidentally is exactly what a good poison type should be.

That reminds me, if you want to train up a new pokemon from scratch, I'd highly recommend Slaking. Teach it hyper beam, give it a silk scarf and it'll easily one hit KO opponents that are several levels higher. Base physical attack stat of 160 is a wonderful thing.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 13, 2012, 07:00:22 pm
Oh the fact that Hitmontop dropped Starmie with one attack didn't shock me.  The fact that it struck first did.  I had maxed out Starmie's Speed so for a L 82 Starmie to be outsped by a L 70 Hitmontop, something was up, especially since, at the same level, Starmie should Still hit first!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 13, 2012, 07:07:54 pm
Did Hitmontop have a quick claw? I'm guessing that would do it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 13, 2012, 07:19:35 pm
Nope, 'top, in the Bh, only holds a Salac Berry.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 13, 2012, 07:20:59 pm
That reminds me, if you want to train up a new pokemon from scratch, I'd highly recommend Slaking. Teach it hyper beam Giga Impact, give it a silk scarf and it'll easily one hit KO opponents that are several levels higher. Base physical attack stat of 160 is a wonderful thing.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 14, 2012, 04:47:17 am
Tomb Raider has been delayed. I has a sads.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 14, 2012, 05:19:26 am
Tomb Raider has been delayed. I has a sads.

Better delayed than shoved out at the deadline with 500 glitches and a hurriedly stitched together plot, right?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on May 14, 2012, 05:32:12 am
Welp it took me about 11 hours on Monday Night Combat but I now have the Pyro hat achievement.

Also I started Morrowind, apparently I was a prisoner who I assume stab the shit out of a bunch of people(never actually told me what I was in for) who just got released, found a note and a dagger in a room and went out into town trying to stab people.  Took a ride on a giant....elephant insect thing? to a town I was supposed to go to but couldn't find menu or something to tell me what im supposed to do in my quest next and stopped there.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 14, 2012, 06:16:54 am
Tomb Raider has been delayed. I has a sads.

Better delayed than shoved out at the deadline with 500 glitches and a hurriedly stitched together plot, right?

Yes. I'm sad but I'm not devastated so long as they deliver on their promises of a polished game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 14, 2012, 11:27:47 am
http://www.gamesradar.com/the-most-innocent-wholesome-games-and-how-fox-news-would-probably-reinterpret-them-utter-filth/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/the-most-innocent-wholesome-games-and-how-fox-news-would-probably-reinterpret-them-utter-filth/)

GamesRadar and Fox News

Also, I beat ClaDun X2's post-game.
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Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 14, 2012, 01:57:09 pm
Got a Gamestop gift card from my mom as a late BD present.  I was going to buy Tropico 4, but they were out, so I bought Dragon Age 2.  I also downloaded Tropico's trial game to see if I'd like it.

I also preorded Hitman Absolution so I could get the Sniper game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Illusive Man on May 14, 2012, 04:04:19 pm
Why does this thread not include any game mods?

For example Project Nevada for FallOut: New Vegas (http://newvegas.nexusmods.com/mods/40040) Just looking at it reminds me of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Complete mods. This alone had me replaying New Vegas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juMWKWR_BCo

It’s also made compatible with Mission Mojave: Ultimate Edition (http:// http://newvegas.nexusmods.com/mods/45104/) so the game is less of a buggy POS.

Throw in something like Wasteland Defense (http://newvegas.nexusmods.com/mods/38049) and holy jumpin jeebus FallOut has changed for the better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94jIzWLnqhs
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 14, 2012, 06:50:48 pm
Got a Gamestop gift card from my mom as a late BD present.  I was going to buy Tropico 4, but they were out, so I bought Dragon Age 2.

What a waste of a gift card. Couldn't you have waited until they had it back in stock?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 14, 2012, 07:42:22 pm
Got a Gamestop gift card from my mom as a late BD present.  I was going to buy Tropico 4, but they were out, so I bought Dragon Age 2.

What a waste of a gift card. Couldn't you have waited until they had it back in stock?

You do realize that there are people who actually like Dragon Age 2, right?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 15, 2012, 09:33:00 am
Don't like Dragon Age, but it was cheap since it was used, so I didn't lose anything.  I tried the  Tropico demo, liked it, and bought it off Amazon for half of what Gamestop wanted. 

While I wait for that, it's back to my Pokemon game and the Battle Tower.  My planned team is;

Togekiss (Serene Grace) w/ wide lense
 Extreme Speed (STAB move for those times when I REALLY need to hit first)
 Air Slash (great STAB move)
 Aura Sphere (100% acc and great vs. steel)
 Flamethrower/Heat Wave (great vs. Steel)

Scizor (Technician) w/ focus sash
 Bullet Punch (first-strike and STAB)
 X Scissor/Bug Bite (STAB)
 Brick Break
 Night Slash

Swampert w/Leftovers
 Waterfall (great STAB physical attack)
 Earthquake (ditto, and no, not the poke!)
 Ice Punch (Dragon-killing move)
 Surf (to use against strong Defensive opponents)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: TheL on May 15, 2012, 08:16:58 pm
I have now played both the Xbox 360 and 3DS versions of Sonic Generations.  I love both.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 16, 2012, 03:36:51 pm
Don't like Dragon Age, but it was cheap since it was used, so I didn't lose anything.  I tried the  Tropico demo, liked it, and bought it off Amazon for half of what Gamestop wanted. 

While I wait for that, it's back to my Pokemon game and the Battle Tower.  My planned team is;

Togekiss (Serene Grace) w/ wide lense
 Extreme Speed (STAB move for those times when I REALLY need to hit first)
 Air Slash (great STAB move)
 Aura Sphere (100% acc and great vs. steel)
 Flamethrower/Heat Wave (great vs. Steel)

Scizor (Technician) w/ focus sash
 Bullet Punch (first-strike and STAB)
 X Scissor/Bug Bite (STAB)
 Brick Break
 Night Slash

Swampert w/Leftovers
 Waterfall (great STAB physical attack)
 Earthquake (ditto, and no, not the poke!)
 Ice Punch (Dragon-killing move)
 Surf (to use against strong Defensive opponents)

I just realized Swampert would be walled by Shedinja if he's the only one left, so I'm thinking of replacing surf with Crunch.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 16, 2012, 05:50:27 pm
Also, Tropico 4 Q;  does the game have a sandbox mode in case you don't want to play actual missions? 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 17, 2012, 05:21:40 am
Just bought Beat Hazard today. Now my eyes are bleeding.

Ala Tails Doll below me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on May 17, 2012, 05:41:52 am
Also, Tropico 4 Q;  does the game have a sandbox mode in case you don't want to play actual missions?
Yes it does, you can pick from any of the existing maps, as well as generate a new random one.

It plops you onto the island and the only goals you get are those put forth by the population.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on May 17, 2012, 05:58:21 am
Thinking of buying Crysis Warhead, just so I can play Mechwarrior Living Legends.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on May 17, 2012, 06:19:13 am
Thinking of buying Crysis Warhead, just so I can play Mechwarrior Living Legends.
It isn't out yet, but this is rolling along towards release: http://mwomercs.com/
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on May 17, 2012, 10:50:10 am
There is the public beta, it is at 0.5.0 so far, so it is somewhat playable.

They've been talking about Mechwarrior Online/5 for a while, but the website looks like something concrete.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 17, 2012, 11:31:25 am
Just bought Beat Hazard today. Now my eyes are bleeding.

Ala Tails Doll below me.

You can lower the intensity of the graphics before each song.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on May 17, 2012, 01:10:40 pm
Just bought Beat Hazard today. Now my eyes are bleeding.

Ala Tails Doll below me.

Have you tried 200% visual intensity yet? It's even better.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 17, 2012, 03:29:12 pm
Also, Tropico 4 Q;  does the game have a sandbox mode in case you don't want to play actual missions?
Yes it does, you can pick from any of the existing maps, as well as generate a new random one.

It plops you onto the island and the only goals you get are those put forth by the population.

Okay thanks.  Too bad there's no Pirate Island like in the first one, but the DLC islands all look pretty cool.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 17, 2012, 07:18:25 pm
Just bought Beat Hazard today. Now my eyes are bleeding.

Ala Tails Doll below me.

Have you tried 200% visual intensity yet? It's even better.

Well...some people wants it to go up to 500%. (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1229410&page=2)

And for fuck sake, why the hell are songs like You're The Inspiration and Canned Heat so freaking hard? TTFAF, Ready Steady Go (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsjaQJf7ZCA), and Devil Went Down To Georgia (GHIII cover) I can understand, but they're soft/jazz songs, dammit. Even this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfDGSWx2KdY) song is easier!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 18, 2012, 01:18:26 am
Diablo 3 secret level.
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Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 18, 2012, 05:23:25 am
I would rather like to get my hands on either Pokemon Black or White, but they're rather expensive at this time. Damnit DS games, y u no reasonably priced?

Scratch that, Platinum looks to be both cheaper and better (seriously, that seasons mechanic in Gen V can fuck right off). I must say this sounds rather promising.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 18, 2012, 06:35:43 am
Scratch that, Platinum looks to be both cheaper and better (seriously, that seasons mechanic in Gen V can fuck right off). I must say this sounds rather promising.

Ever played Diamond/Pearl? If yes, you'll be pleased to see the improvements Game Freak made in Platinum, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 18, 2012, 07:21:15 am
I haven't played any Pokemon games later than Emerald, though according to Bulbapedia, there don't seem to be any major mechanics based on the real-world time in any way, shape or form, which is certainly a vast improvement over Gold/Silver/Crystal.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 18, 2012, 03:03:00 pm
I ended up giving Diamond to my friend because I like Platinum better.  I don't remember why except that Platinum has the entire Battle Frontier.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 18, 2012, 03:22:26 pm
I ended up giving Diamond to my friend because I like Platinum better.  I don't remember why except that Platinum has the entire Battle Frontier.
Also, battles in Platinum don't take a million years.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 19, 2012, 02:29:43 am
I just have to put this here, its from the cluebook to the Japanese version of Ultima VI for the SNES.  This is...this is epic.

(http://gallery.ultimacodex.com/files/2012/04/U6SNES.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 19, 2012, 08:15:39 am
(http://gallery.ultimacodex.com/files/2012/04/U6SNES.jpg)

That's my new desktop wallpaper now.

In other news, just this afternoon I managed to beat House Of The Dead 4 in a nearby arcade, again. The Star is a bitch to kill.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 19, 2012, 12:48:29 pm
I just have to put this here, its from the cluebook to the Japanese version of Ultima VI for the SNES.  This is...this is epic.
(image)

The Ultima series has some really cool art associated with it, I particularly like the Ultima Underworld cover artwork (Well, I do have it as my avatar and signature :P)
(http://i.imgur.com/tFVmg.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 19, 2012, 03:12:57 pm
Yeeeeeeeeeeees.  I want this armor, too:

(http://www.joystickdivision.com/Ultima6box.jpg)

(Also, I like how the box art for UW1 made the Avatar look like Conan the Barbarian, lol.)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 19, 2012, 03:48:22 pm
From the neck down, that demon is dead sexy.

From the neck up, that demon is just... dead.  ._.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 19, 2012, 04:59:01 pm
From the neck down, that demon is dead sexy.

From the neck up, that demon is just... dead.  ._.

Correction, Zacky.  Gargoyle, not daemon.  Actually a common misconception characters have in-game...  Considering its the installment in the series that deals with fanatic, reactionary racism...actually appropriate.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 19, 2012, 05:34:19 pm
Speaking of Ultima, which game in the main series would be a good first one to play? So far my only experience has been both the Underworld games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 19, 2012, 05:56:57 pm
I'd say Ultima IV.  You could start with the first one, The Age of Darkness, but Quest of the Avatar is where the proper Avatar gets his start, as the name suggests.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 19, 2012, 06:09:46 pm
Well, Ultima IV is free on GOG.com so I guess I'll start there then  :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 20, 2012, 07:25:10 am
I was reading about the Pokemon Emerald Mimic Glitch to give your poke nearly any move you want.  I thought about a snorlax with extreme speed and shadow sneak for some fun in the battle hall.  Only problem is snorlax isn't in Emerald, only Fire Red and Leaf Green, and even if I got one of those games, I'd need GBA systems and wires since pokes can't be traded between gba games on DS systems. 

Well, it seemed like a fun idea.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Danarth on May 20, 2012, 02:42:17 pm
I've been playing PC games for as long as I can remember,  I was actually a late comer to the console gaming era.
Though I am ever reminded of some of the first games I ever played.

For me, the ones I really do remember from the past are Tetris ,Theme Hospital, Civilisation, Transport Tycoon and Xcom.

Anyone else remember the first game(s) they played?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on May 20, 2012, 03:15:50 pm
Anyone else remember the first game(s) they played?

I think Rick Dangerous 2 was the very first PC game I played. Followed by games like Xenon 2 megablast (The music was good even through pc beeper, trough an actual sound card it was amazing.) and the Sierra adventure games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 20, 2012, 03:27:03 pm
Anyone else remember the first game(s) they played?

Of course, Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar for the NES.  Fuck Mario and shit, my first game ever was a RPG!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 20, 2012, 06:45:16 pm
Mine has to be Super Mario World.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 20, 2012, 07:51:39 pm
First game I played... either Super Mario 64 or Tetris Attack AKA Panel De Pon with Yoshi
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on May 20, 2012, 08:35:00 pm
The first game I ever played was Mech Warrior 2. I bought it second hand and being a seven year old shithead, I could barely turn the 'mech on, let alone actually finish any missions.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 20, 2012, 08:47:38 pm
GUAHHHH!!!CAVESTORYGARbajhFDHBDERDSvhvXADGSACREDGROUNDSGUAHBARFDBFDBDFDAGARRYAHHHBALLOS!!!!!!!WHARGARBLGARBLLLAAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!! (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Angrish)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 20, 2012, 09:38:54 pm
I think my first game was either Super Mario 64 or some Star Wars game my dad had on the computer.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on May 20, 2012, 11:08:28 pm
I think my first game was a computer game called Reader Rabbit or something like that. It would crash about every ten minutes, and whenever it did so, the error message the computer displayed had a bomb on it. No, seriously, a bomb. It scared the shit out of me, and for years afterward I actually developed a phobia of computers and printers.

After that, there was a certain neuroscience game on the PC that was the stuff of nightmares. Creepy voices, anthro reptilians, terrifyingly stupid puns, and cats that shit paper (I am not making this up). Eniliad knows what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 20, 2012, 11:14:32 pm
GUAHHHH!!!CAVESTORYGARbajhFDHBDERDSvhvXADGSACREDGROUNDSGUAHBARFDBFDBDFDAGARRYAHHHBALLOS!!!!!!!WHARGARBLGARBLLLAAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!! (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Angrish)

Did you get the gunsmith to upgrade your Polar Star to the Spur? I mean, it's far too late to do so at that point, but...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 20, 2012, 11:30:37 pm
Yes. Still too fucking hard.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 21, 2012, 03:49:41 am
I'm not sure what I think about Max Payne 3. It isn't amazing but it isn't a piece of shit either. It is quite literally average.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 21, 2012, 04:49:14 am
Nothin wrong with an average game.  Better average than a piece of yearly-installment shovelware bullshit that EA likes to pump out like an OCD person with a masturbation problem.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 21, 2012, 05:30:40 am
Pac Man on the old Atari.  If you mean computer games, strip poker.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: starseeker on May 21, 2012, 06:00:20 am
Probably Civilization, I remember learning to play that sitting on my dad's lap.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on May 21, 2012, 07:00:06 am
Playing Tropico 4, the church demanded that I ban contraceptives.  I arranged for one of their priests to have an accident.

I love this game!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 21, 2012, 01:13:47 pm
Anyone else remember the first game(s) they played?

A Formula One game for the Playstation. The next game I played right after that was Doom.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 21, 2012, 06:51:29 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/castlevania-mirror-faith-coming-3ds-says-report/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/castlevania-mirror-faith-coming-3ds-says-report/)

Oh, boy, a new Castlevania!

Quote
David Cox and Enric Alvarez (the producer and writer/director of Lords of Shadow, respectively) will reportedly be leading the charge this time instead of the mastermind of Castlevania's recent 2D installments, Koji Igarashi.

...I hate my life.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 21, 2012, 06:59:05 pm
Nothin wrong with an average game.  Better average than a piece of yearly-installment shovelware bullshit that EA likes to pump out like an OCD person with a masturbation problem.

True but I don't know how to review an average game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on May 22, 2012, 01:24:16 am
http://www.gamesradar.com/castlevania-mirror-faith-coming-3ds-says-report/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/castlevania-mirror-faith-coming-3ds-says-report/)

Oh, boy, a new Castlevania!

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David Cox and Enric Alvarez (the producer and writer/director of Lords of Shadow, respectively) will reportedly be leading the charge this time instead of the mastermind of Castlevania's recent 2D installments, Koji Igarashi.

...I hate my life.

BWHAHAHAHAHAH!@

Ironbite-I had the same reaction.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 22, 2012, 01:42:43 am
You know, I've got a sudden hankering to play Minecraft again. I don't suppose the FSTDT server is still up and running?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 22, 2012, 01:56:07 am
You know, I've got a sudden hankering to play Minecraft again. I don't suppose the FSTDT server is still up and running?

We have a new one. Server is: 204.27.61.38
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 22, 2012, 01:58:08 am
You know, I've got a sudden hankering to play Minecraft again. I don't suppose the FSTDT server is still up and running?

We have a new one. Server is: 204.27.61.38

Perfect. Thanks.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 22, 2012, 01:30:22 pm
I just found out Valve has a new intro (now in Portal 2 as of the most recent update, was already in the Dota 2 and CS:GO betas)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6JXDiz0C-s
It gave me the jibblies.

EDIT: Also, I got my copy of Akai Katana Shin in the mail today.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on May 22, 2012, 03:41:04 pm
Oh god he's turning isn't he?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on May 22, 2012, 05:00:25 pm
Steam has a sale on the Thief series for midweek madness I believe.  Thief Gold, Thief Metal Age, and Thief: Deadly Shadows. I think I might pick up Deadly Shadows.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 22, 2012, 05:16:45 pm
Actually, if you don't already have it, I'd suggest either one of the first two.  Deadly Shadows...lacks, in comparison.  Quite a bit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on May 23, 2012, 08:51:47 pm
Final Fantasy 14 is 15 dollars right now on Square Enix's website (http://store.na.square-enix.com/DRHM/store?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&SiteID=sqenixus&Locale=en_US&Env=BASE&productID=241996400) for it's grand rerelease as an actual working game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 23, 2012, 10:45:41 pm
I just found out Valve has a new intro (now in Portal 2 as of the most recent update, was already in the Dota 2 and CS:GO betas)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6JXDiz0C-s
It gave me the jibblies.

EDIT: Also, I got my copy of Akai Katana Shin in the mail today.

Okay, I was NOT expecting him to turn in such a creepy ass manner.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on May 24, 2012, 07:19:55 pm
Red Dead Redemption is gorgeous. It's a serious contender for "prettiest outdoor landscapes in a video game."

That moment at the end of the first act when you step off of the raft and ride into Mexico for the first time while this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IkvAb6THQY) plays in the background is absolutely stunning.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 24, 2012, 07:55:01 pm
Red Dead Redemption is gorgeous. It's a serious contender for "prettiest outdoor landscapes in a video game."

That moment at the end of the first act when you step off of the raft and ride into Mexico for the first time while this song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IkvAb6THQY) plays in the background is absolutely stunning.

It does look good, but I still think the original Crysis has it beat.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 24, 2012, 08:18:01 pm
I wish I could love RDR like so many other people but I just can't seem to get into it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 25, 2012, 12:03:15 am
RDR is cowboy themed.

I have had cowboys burned out for me since I was a little boy.

Ugh.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 25, 2012, 12:28:27 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/classic-graffiti-em-jet-set-radio-heading-ps-vita-see-first-screens-here/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/classic-graffiti-em-jet-set-radio-heading-ps-vita-see-first-screens-here/)

Dear Sega: Shut up and take my money!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 25, 2012, 12:55:12 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/classic-graffiti-em-jet-set-radio-heading-ps-vita-see-first-screens-here/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/classic-graffiti-em-jet-set-radio-heading-ps-vita-see-first-screens-here/)

Dear Sega: Shut up and take my money!

Jet Set Radio on Xbox Live?! OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on May 25, 2012, 02:22:59 pm
RDR is cowboy themed.

I have had cowboys burned out for me since I was a little boy.

Ugh.

I want you to try and count all of the western themed video games you can think of off the top of your head. I can only come up with about 3, and most of them are pretty mediocre.

The old west is a setting that is extremely underused in the video game industry.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 25, 2012, 05:32:52 pm
Newest patch for Skyrim is going to finally let people fight on horseback.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS2GG2tLh9Y

It's about damn time Bethesda.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 25, 2012, 05:47:32 pm
RDR is cowboy themed.

I have had cowboys burned out for me since I was a little boy.

Ugh.

I want you to try and count all of the western themed video games you can think of off the top of your head. I can only come up with about 3, and most of them are pretty mediocre.

The old west is a setting that is extremely underused in the video game industry.

Like the first World War.  Counting fantastical interpretations of the Great War, the only two games I can think of that contain it as something playable in-game are Red Baron and The Darkness.

We need more World War I games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 25, 2012, 06:05:26 pm
RDR is cowboy themed.

I have had cowboys burned out for me since I was a little boy.

Ugh.

I want you to try and count all of the western themed video games you can think of off the top of your head. I can only come up with about 3, and most of them are pretty mediocre.

The old west is a setting that is extremely underused in the video game industry.

Okay... that's nice?

The old west setting (and I repeat: SETTING) is still burned the fuck out for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on May 25, 2012, 06:50:38 pm
Oh I can't wait for the next Fallout game where you can fight on animal back.

Ironbite-tame Deathclaw?  I AM UNSTOPPABLE!  Until some Tunnlers got me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 25, 2012, 07:08:03 pm
RDR is cowboy themed.

I have had cowboys burned out for me since I was a little boy.

Ugh.

I want you to try and count all of the western themed video games you can think of off the top of your head. I can only come up with about 3, and most of them are pretty mediocre.

The old west is a setting that is extremely underused in the video game industry.

Like the first World War.  Counting fantastical interpretations of the Great War, the only two games I can think of that contain it as something playable in-game are Red Baron and The Darkness.

We need more World War I games.

Also, steampunk. We need far more steampunk games.

Come to think of it. Anything besides high fantasy and modern warfare would be a breath of fresh air at this point.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 25, 2012, 07:44:42 pm
Well, we'd have more steampunk goodness if Eidos Montreal would get off its ass and do some fucking tangible work on Thief IV.  Seriously, at this point, the whole "we're working on Thief IV!" thing was like licking the head of a man's cock after building him up...and then just letting him fucking sit there while you decide whether or not to actually start blowing him.

Lemme give you the rundown...the earliest date stamp on this post (http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=118236), which is the "THIEF IV - OFFICIAL FAQ's THREAD," was 26 November 2009.  It was around this time that it was announced, on the TTLG forums (I can't find the original post for this, unfortunately), that they said they'd begin working on it after the latest Deus Ex game was released.  When was that?  For North America, 23 August 2011. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deus_Ex:_Human_Revolution)  Nearly a year, and all we have to show for it is a group pic of the god damned dev team, which was last updated 12 March 2012, over 2 months ago.

If I remember correctly, shortly after the 2009 announcement of Thief IV and subsequent purchase of Thief4.com, (http://www.thief4.com/) Renee, the liaison between the Thief fandom and Eidos, said that they were looking for talented developers to make a good dev team for Thief IV.  If we assume they actually started this process a year after the first announcement (I don't have that post, again, can't find it), that still means its taken them roughly 2 years, the average development cycle for most games, just to hire a fucking dev team.

They are being god damned drag-ass about this, and its irritating the fuck outta me.  I know one thing, after this fucking long, they'd better not screw this up, or I'm taking a trip to Canada just to line up every employee of Eidos Montreal, except for the bloody janitors, and give each and every one of them a hard kick in the groin.

It took ANet 5 years to get Guild Wars 2 to a beta state, and at least it looks fucking amazing.

You've got one hell of an IP in Thief, Eidos Montreal.  Don't fuck it up.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 25, 2012, 08:02:48 pm
I do wish Troika hadn't gone under. Arcanum was a brilliant game, it bloody well deserves a sequel, goddamnit.

Come to think of it, it should at least get a decent reboot. Hell, it's at least as good as Fallout so there's no bloody excuse not to.

As for Thief 4, it looks to me like it'll go the way of Duke Nukem Forever, if it gets released at all.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 25, 2012, 08:13:18 pm
Dude, do you know how quick the TTLGers would turn on Eidos if that happened?  Instantly.  With few exceptions, they're almost the No Mutants Allowed of the Thief fandom, except more pompous.

Shit, I wouldn't be surprised if Thief IV came out, and was everything Thief II was, only with modern graphics and hardware behind it, and they'd bitch because the polygon count's too high.  What they want isn't even Thief, its a pipe dream brought on my too much fanwankery and too little grey matter.

(Can ya tell I really hate most of the TTLG crowd?)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on May 25, 2012, 08:27:27 pm
Also, steampunk. We need far more steampunk games.

Come to think of it. Anything besides high fantasy and modern warfare would be a breath of fresh air at this point.

And WW2. To paraphrase Cracked, I've probably killed more Germans than the entire Red Army.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 25, 2012, 08:30:58 pm
I have no idea what TTLG stands for, thus I choose to believe it means Towers of Trifle and Lego G-strings.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 25, 2012, 08:42:09 pm
I have no idea what trifles are, but Lego G-strings sound horrendously inflexible and uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on May 25, 2012, 08:43:03 pm
On the upside, it's really easy to turn one into a strap-on.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 25, 2012, 08:44:43 pm
D:  That's even LESS appealing!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on May 25, 2012, 09:45:08 pm
If Ubisoft made an Assassin's Creed game set in the ancient far east, somewhere around the Japanese Sengoku period or the Chinese Tang or Ming dynasties. I would throw my money at the screen so fast it would explode on impact.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 25, 2012, 11:00:13 pm
My opinion on Sonic 4: Episode II so far (as of beating Sylvania Castle Zone and getting the first three Chaos Emeralds)...

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Also:

http://www.gamesradar.com/harry-potter-kinect-announced-warner-bros/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/harry-potter-kinect-announced-warner-bros/)

LOOKS FUCKING SHIT!

Also also:

http://www.gamesradar.com/zone-enders-project-zoe-hd-release-date-announced-konami/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/zone-enders-project-zoe-hd-release-date-announced-konami/)

Shut up and take my money! Wait, I already used that a page or so ago...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Danarth on May 26, 2012, 12:29:34 pm
Browsing Machinma vids on Youtube today, I saw something that I find rather exciting.

A new X-com game, or at least a remake of the very first X-com game.

I think UFO Enemy Unknown and the entire X-com series in general is one of my all time favourites. They could be as hard as anything but they were very well designed, you could blow up the enviroment and it had both length and depth. The other two x-com games that dipped into other genres were really not all that good so I am glad they went back to the squad based game.

It seems like a few old games have been revived and updated recently. I have seen new versions of Jagged Alliance, Cannon Fodder and Syndicate.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on May 26, 2012, 08:46:35 pm
If Ubisoft made an Assassin's Creed game set in the ancient far east, somewhere around the Japanese Sengoku period or the Chinese Tang or Ming dynasties. I would throw my money at the screen so fast it would explode on impact.

Nit-picking, those time periods aren't ancient. And considering most gaming, I'm shocked that the first game actually included Muslims and was set in Palestine/Judea/the Holy Land.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 26, 2012, 11:56:11 pm
Been thinking about dropping $10 into buying a month of "basic access" to Istaria.

Essentially, it means that I gain access to five characters of any race.  There's more expensive options to be able to do stuff like own land, but that doesn't interest me yet.

The main draw of the game for me?  Playable dragons.  Not anthro dragons.  Not blue-skinned humans with fin-ears.  Actual quadraped true dragons.

They are awesome, from what I've played in the free trial.  You essentially mature as you level up and go through various rites.  It is the only game that I know of that gives me precisely what I want in a dragon game.

However, I'm actually afraid of spending money :-/ even though this is something I want... hmm.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on May 27, 2012, 12:56:41 am
A game with the option of non-automatic billing is pretty much the best way to go about things besides using a pre-paid card and it seems Istaria has both. I'd say go for it and if you don't like it after a month then don't bother with it again.  Personally, a game with interactive housing or property always interest me, I might have to give this a try.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on May 27, 2012, 01:13:11 am
A game with the option of non-automatic billing is pretty much the best way to go about things besides using a pre-paid card and it seems Istaria has both. I'd say go for it and if you don't like it after a month then don't bother with it again.  Personally, a game with interactive housing or property always interest me, I might have to give this a try.

It seems to be mostly manual payment, at least, but I can only justify basic access for one month.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 27, 2012, 05:43:52 am
So I got Dark Souls a day ago, started playing it today and two FUCKING skeletons keep on killing me over and over again. Either I'm doing something wrong or this game is designed for post-humans with intellect and reflexes far surpassing mine.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 27, 2012, 06:00:36 am
So I got Dark Souls a day ago, started playing it today and two FUCKING skeletons keep on killing me over and over again. Either I'm doing something wrong or this game is designed for post-humans with intellect and reflexes far surpassing mine.

There's a reason the advertisements all said 'prepare to die'. It's meant to be hard as fuck.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on May 27, 2012, 09:54:02 am
And considering most gaming, I'm shocked that the first game actually included Muslims and was set in Palestine/Judea/the Holy Land.

There is a reason there is a disclaimer on the start screen stating that the game was made by people of different faiths and means no disrespect to anyone. Also, both Christians and Muslims were the bad guys in that game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 27, 2012, 03:47:04 pm
So I got Dark Souls a day ago, started playing it today and two FUCKING skeletons keep on killing me over and over again. Either I'm doing something wrong or this game is designed for post-humans with intellect and reflexes far surpassing mine.

Yeah, Dark Souls is supposed to be ridiculously hard.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on May 27, 2012, 10:36:10 pm
Finally started playing Fallout: New Vegas again. One of my saves was in the middle of the Dead Money DLC, so I fired that one back up to get it taken care of. Several hours of frustration later, I have managed to set off the fireworks. (I had previously gathered the team.) Whoever made those maps should be fired! It wasn't an issue of "oh crap, there is poisonous gas there." It was "OK, how do I get to the quest marker? It's right there, but there is a wall in my way and I cannot get around it." On top of that, the character I was playing with is not statted for melee weapons, but that is all I can use to attack. (I did find a gun - which is the character's strength - but there is only so much ammo and I don't know if I will need it later. Can't hit worth a darn with the spears.)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on May 27, 2012, 11:21:15 pm
Finally, finally finished feeding Manaphy in PMD: Explorers Of Sky. If it weren't for the Kecleon shop selling Blue Gummis, I'd be dead in the water by now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 28, 2012, 10:38:55 am
Finally started playing Fallout: New Vegas again. One of my saves was in the middle of the Dead Money DLC, so I fired that one back up to get it taken care of. Several hours of frustration later, I have managed to set off the fireworks. (I had previously gathered the team.) Whoever made those maps should be fired! It wasn't an issue of "oh crap, there is poisonous gas there." It was "OK, how do I get to the quest marker? It's right there, but there is a wall in my way and I cannot get around it." On top of that, the character I was playing with is not statted for melee weapons, but that is all I can use to attack. (I did find a gun - which is the character's strength - but there is only so much ammo and I don't know if I will need it later. Can't hit worth a darn with the spears.)

It will only get even worse, trust me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on May 28, 2012, 12:59:58 pm
Finally started playing Fallout: New Vegas again. One of my saves was in the middle of the Dead Money DLC, so I fired that one back up to get it taken care of. Several hours of frustration later, I have managed to set off the fireworks. (I had previously gathered the team.) Whoever made those maps should be fired! It wasn't an issue of "oh crap, there is poisonous gas there." It was "OK, how do I get to the quest marker? It's right there, but there is a wall in my way and I cannot get around it." On top of that, the character I was playing with is not statted for melee weapons, but that is all I can use to attack. (I did find a gun - which is the character's strength - but there is only so much ammo and I don't know if I will need it later. Can't hit worth a darn with the spears.)

Oooh did you get the Holorifle?  I think that might be one of the more powerful guns in the game.

Ironbite-should save some money up and get Dead Money....heard it's an awesome expansion.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 28, 2012, 01:08:33 pm
Finally started playing Fallout: New Vegas again. One of my saves was in the middle of the Dead Money DLC, so I fired that one back up to get it taken care of. Several hours of frustration later, I have managed to set off the fireworks. (I had previously gathered the team.) Whoever made those maps should be fired! It wasn't an issue of "oh crap, there is poisonous gas there." It was "OK, how do I get to the quest marker? It's right there, but there is a wall in my way and I cannot get around it." On top of that, the character I was playing with is not statted for melee weapons, but that is all I can use to attack. (I did find a gun - which is the character's strength - but there is only so much ammo and I don't know if I will need it later. Can't hit worth a darn with the spears.)

Oooh did you get the Holorifle?  I think that might be one of the more powerful guns in the game.

Ironbite-should save some money up and get Dead Money....heard it's an awesome expansion.

The Holorifle quickly became my best friend in that DLC.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on May 28, 2012, 01:29:45 pm
I think it became everyone's best friend in that DLC and beyond.

Ironbite-one of the best guns in the game and that's coming from a guy who enjoys shooting people in the head with a hunting rifle from 500 yards away.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 28, 2012, 02:25:49 pm
I stuck with the Oh, Baby! Unique Super Sledge for the most part, really. Even after Dead Money.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on May 28, 2012, 03:41:11 pm
Meh...I don't truck with Melee weapons.  Much prefer sniper to close quarters combat.

Ironbite-best to take care of things before they get to you I always say.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Danarth on May 28, 2012, 06:55:55 pm
Meh...I don't truck with Melee weapons.  Much prefer sniper to close quarters combat.

Ironbite-best to take care of things before they get to you I always say.

Agreed....Close quarter combat with a Deathclaw Alpha or Deathclaw Mother is not a bright move....those things are fast.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 28, 2012, 06:59:34 pm
Which is why, if I make a melee/unarmed character, I always splash em with some explosives skill.  A deathclaw's nothing if they go thru a minefield getting to you.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Danarth on May 28, 2012, 07:13:48 pm
Which is why, if I make a melee/unarmed character, I always splash em with some explosives skill.  A deathclaw's nothing if they go thru a minefield getting to you.

Long range usually helps....Unless you happen upon a rather large next of Deathclaws...babies, regulars, Alpha and Mother....there is a big nest on the other side of the river down from the dam....I died there quite a lot trying to get the power armour there.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on May 29, 2012, 01:19:57 am
I like to use mid/long range scoped rifles for the most part, but switch to something fully automatic if I get swarmed.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on May 29, 2012, 06:34:39 am
Oooh did you get the Holorifle?  I think that might be one of the more powerful guns in the game.

Yes, but I am lacking in ammo. I have 9 rounds left. I thought it used MF Cells, so I made more of them. No, it uses MF Cell B's, which I do not have, cannot find, and cannot make.

Quote
Ironbite-should save some money up and get Dead Money....heard it's an awesome expansion.

I hate it. Although that is mostly because of the frustrating and misleading maps and combat. The story is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on May 29, 2012, 07:04:32 am
...Witcher 1 is coming to PS3 and 360. YESSSSSSSSSS.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 29, 2012, 11:26:34 am
Oooh did you get the Holorifle?  I think that might be one of the more powerful guns in the game.

Yes, but I am lacking in ammo. I have 9 rounds left. I thought it used MF Cells, so I made more of them. No, it uses MF Cell B's, which I do not have, cannot find, and cannot make.

In that case, if you haven't reunited with the rest of the crew yet... well, hope you have a high Speech stat. Preferably at 100. If not, then that just might be a bit of a problem...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on May 29, 2012, 12:18:36 pm
If there is one major flaw in Fallout: NV's gameplay, it's that you can only have one human companion with you at a time. I want to roam around the wasteland with my badass team.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 29, 2012, 02:47:40 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/castlevania-lords-shadow-mirror-faith-confirmed-3ds/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/castlevania-lords-shadow-mirror-faith-confirmed-3ds/)

So, was Harmony of Despair the last game in the franchise to involve 2D gameplay, or what?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on May 29, 2012, 04:48:59 pm
Finally beat Mass Effect 2. Lost Miranda's loyalty at some point due to an argument between her and Jack. Needed an absurd Paragon score to get her loyalty back so I made sure she died during the final mission. Problem solved.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 29, 2012, 05:49:06 pm
Tyrian 2000's available for free on GOG!   ;D

http://www.gamesradar.com/microsoft-e3-2012-predictions/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/microsoft-e3-2012-predictions/)

My responses to each prediction:

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Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Juna Starrider on May 29, 2012, 07:04:57 pm
I decided to take my pimped out, level 42, power armour clad Courier to the Lonesome Road for the first time, expecting a rather easy OWB, or HH type playthrough.


Boy, was I wrong.   The first Marked Men weren't that bad, and E-DE  (Who I've apparently been saying it's name wrong the entire damn game) was a great help, it was when I walked into the underground and saw the event where a Deathclaw gets mauled offscreen by Tunnelers that I realized I was boned.  By the time I hit the Divide, I was out of bullets for all my fave guns (I never run out, I'm anal like that) so I'm using a flare gun and a pistol to fight deathclaws.   I can't port out because there's Marked men with stealth boys running around that I can't target via VATS (I'm horrible with manual shooting), including one of the 'elite' guys.   Then I make the mistake of walking into what I think is a 'secret' cave, only to have the entrance collapse on me, and the mother of all Deathclaws two shots me.   

*sob*

Don't get me wrong, it was a great challenge, being forced to go back to the earlier level playstyle, where I couldn't steamroll over everything.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on May 29, 2012, 07:08:13 pm
Oh that's Rawr.  He's not that bad if you know that you can detonate a warhead that's in the ceiling above him.

Ironbite-also that cave is just so unfair.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on May 29, 2012, 07:31:22 pm
Hey, beat Rawr, and you can make the ultimate fist weapon: The Fist Of Rawr! [Angelic Chorus]*

*If you're playing on Wild Wasteland, it's name becomes a punny reference to Fist of The North Star.

Also, THQ has a new president:

http://www.gamesradar.com/naughty-dog-founder-new-president-thq/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/naughty-dog-founder-new-president-thq/)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on May 30, 2012, 06:56:55 am
I decided to take my pimped out, level 42, power armour clad Courier to the Lonesome Road for the first time, expecting a rather easy OWB, or HH type playthrough.

Boy, was I wrong.   

Huh... Recommended level is 25+. Guess it REALLY scales...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on May 31, 2012, 10:52:33 pm
I've started playing Minecraft again after a months-long hiatus.  I fired it up, and started on an arctic island.  Three days into it, and I have my goal.  I will control my island completely.  No monsters will be able to spawn, or survive.  The whole, massive island will be under my boot.  I WILL CONQUER MY ENVIRONMENT!

[ETA]
Just to show you the scale of my task, here's a picture of my island.  The boxed-in area?  That's the area I currently control.

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_my-island.jpg) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=my-island.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 01, 2012, 12:18:05 am
Ys Origins is out on Steam!  ;D

http://store.steampowered.com/app/200010/?snr=1_4_4__105_1 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/200010/?snr=1_4_4__105_1) Already pre-purchased this.

EDIT: It's actually called Ys Origin, there's no "s" at the end.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on June 01, 2012, 12:43:58 am
Ys Origins is out on Steam!  ;D

http://store.steampowered.com/app/200010/?snr=1_4_4__105_1 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/200010/?snr=1_4_4__105_1) Already pre-purchased this.

Quantum Conundrum looks interesting.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 01, 2012, 12:51:14 am
I've started playing Minecraft again after a months-long hiatus.  I fired it up, and started on an arctic island.  Three days into it, and I have my goal.  I will control my island completely.  No monsters will be able to spawn, or survive.  The whole, massive island will be under my boot.  I WILL CONQUER MY ENVIRONMENT!
I do hope that includes any cave systems that connect to your island.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 01, 2012, 01:00:32 am
I've started playing Minecraft again after a months-long hiatus.  I fired it up, and started on an arctic island.  Three days into it, and I have my goal.  I will control my island completely.  No monsters will be able to spawn, or survive.  The whole, massive island will be under my boot.  I WILL CONQUER MY ENVIRONMENT!
I do hope that includes any cave systems that connect to your island.

Of course, but the surface comes first.  I have to think of style, after all...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 01, 2012, 02:38:17 am
The newest Humble Bundle looks amazing but I threw my money at Indie Gala instead.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on June 01, 2012, 04:03:51 am
Goddamn I hate those stupid aliens in Crysis.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 01, 2012, 04:07:06 am
I've started playing Minecraft again after a months-long hiatus.  I fired it up, and started on an arctic island.  Three days into it, and I have my goal.  I will control my island completely.  No monsters will be able to spawn, or survive.  The whole, massive island will be under my boot.  I WILL CONQUER MY ENVIRONMENT!
I do hope that includes any cave systems that connect to your island.

Of course, but the surface comes first.  I have to think of style, after all...
Come to think of it, you'll probably get the caves sorted out while mining the stupid amounts of coal you'll need to get the entire surface torched.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 01, 2012, 04:40:23 am
I've started playing Minecraft again after a months-long hiatus.  I fired it up, and started on an arctic island.  Three days into it, and I have my goal.  I will control my island completely.  No monsters will be able to spawn, or survive.  The whole, massive island will be under my boot.  I WILL CONQUER MY ENVIRONMENT!
I do hope that includes any cave systems that connect to your island.

Of course, but the surface comes first.  I have to think of style, after all...
Come to think of it, you'll probably get the caves sorted out while mining the stupid amounts of coal you'll need to get the entire surface torched.

Charcoal
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 01, 2012, 05:40:46 am
I've started playing Minecraft again after a months-long hiatus.  I fired it up, and started on an arctic island.  Three days into it, and I have my goal.  I will control my island completely.  No monsters will be able to spawn, or survive.  The whole, massive island will be under my boot.  I WILL CONQUER MY ENVIRONMENT!
I do hope that includes any cave systems that connect to your island.

Of course, but the surface comes first.  I have to think of style, after all...
Come to think of it, you'll probably get the caves sorted out while mining the stupid amounts of coal you'll need to get the entire surface torched.

Charcoal
Which is far more tedious to acquire than just mining coal.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on June 01, 2012, 06:41:19 am
If there is one major flaw in Fallout: NV's gameplay, it's that you can only have one human companion with you at a time. I want to roam around the wasteland with my badass team.

Just saying: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/wasteland-2

Pretty much the point of this game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 01, 2012, 06:37:28 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/ni-no-kuni-release-date-revealed/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/ni-no-kuni-release-date-revealed/)

I implore you to cease talking and allow me to grant you possession of the funds I have collected and brought with me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on June 02, 2012, 08:16:55 am
I can't find one damned server where I can play RO:OST.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 03, 2012, 01:20:58 am
As of this writing, this is a picture of how much area of my island I've got under my boot.  Its not much, but its significant.
(Grey = My Territory)
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_conquered-area_3-June-2012.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=conquered-area_3-June-2012.png)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 03, 2012, 01:27:23 am
As of this writing, this is a picture of how much area of my island I've got under my boot.  Its not much, but its significant.
(Grey = My Territory)
(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_conquered-area_3-June-2012.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=conquered-area_3-June-2012.png)

It looks like a dick :D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on June 03, 2012, 02:10:39 am
I've decided to buy Minecraft. Should be mine within a few days (i.e. when the money transfers to Paypal). How does the game work exactly? Is it PvE or PvP or both? Does one have to find a server? If so, does one have to compete/work with/interact with other people on that server?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on June 03, 2012, 11:41:22 am
It's mainly PvE as far as combat is concerned, but some servers do focus more on PvP.  Some servers though, like the main one I play on, only have PvP in specific arena's and consider it griefing outside of said arenas.

Also, this:
(Slightly NSFW)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wgQvij3rVE
Old review, but has some truth to it still.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 03, 2012, 02:00:51 pm
I've decided to buy Minecraft. Should be mine within a few days (i.e. when the money transfers to Paypal). How does the game work exactly? Is it PvE or PvP or both? Does one have to find a server? If so, does one have to compete/work with/interact with other people on that server?

Yes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on June 03, 2012, 02:32:03 pm
I've decided to buy Minecraft. Should be mine within a few days (i.e. when the money transfers to Paypal). How does the game work exactly? Is it PvE or PvP or both? Does one have to find a server? If so, does one have to compete/work with/interact with other people on that server?

All of those are options. You can also play by yourself in various modes, like creative, where you have unlimited resources to build to your heart's content, and survival, where there are creepers and other various monsters that you must kill. There are different servers for different types of play, like PvP (I've seen a lot of Hunger Games-type servers lately). There are servers filled with assholes who will grief the hell out of anything you build. There's a lot to be done in the game.

Anyway, I've recently been playing Fable. Not the greatest, but it's entertaining, and I enjoy the numerous side quests and opportunities for relationships, housing, etc.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 03, 2012, 03:18:28 pm
I've decided to buy Minecraft. Should be mine within a few days (i.e. when the money transfers to Paypal). How does the game work exactly? Is it PvE or PvP or both? Does one have to find a server? If so, does one have to compete/work with/interact with other people on that server?

I have required reading for you. (http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Minecraft_Wiki)  Because, seriously, none of the crafting recipes are explained in-game...one of the only real gripes I have bout it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on June 03, 2012, 10:34:51 pm
EDIT: Nevermind, moved to the Pokemon thread.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 03, 2012, 10:45:08 pm
-ahem- I've decided to replay Pokemon Emerald, and so far I've beaten Roxanne. My current team so far is:

Combusken Lv16
Ralts Lv13
Slakoth Lv12

Any suggestion as to what 'mons I should get next? I also need a good Water-type whose name isn't Milotic, Gyarados (stupid Atk/SpAtk by type division...), or Kyogre.

http://forums.fstdt.net/entertainment-and-television/pokemon-thread-re-re-hashed/ (http://forums.fstdt.net/entertainment-and-television/pokemon-thread-re-re-hashed/)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 04, 2012, 11:05:03 am
I know it's kinda old news right now, buuuutt.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6-eId8rgyc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuJXaVrvpXE
Maybe it's time to stop milking the shit out of Star Wars?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 04, 2012, 02:26:46 pm
Other developers, take note, this is what happens when you axe your creativity department.  You become Lucas Arts, one of the worst cases of executive meddling there is...and, yes, I'm including the clusterfuck that is EA.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on June 04, 2012, 08:14:02 pm
I hate seeing stuff like that, after playing so many LucasArts adventure games that were simply amazing.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on June 04, 2012, 10:13:06 pm
I remember back in the day when LucasArts used to put out astounding games.  No, we're reduced to how much they can squeeze from their dying cash cow.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 04, 2012, 10:31:56 pm
Though I must admit, one thing Star Wars always seemed to be lacking was The Village People. It's good that someone finally decided to fix such a glaring flaw.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 05, 2012, 01:26:29 pm
Is this better or worse than the Star Wars Christmas Special?

(Which I have yet to see)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 05, 2012, 01:33:47 pm
I haven't either, but I must admit, the idea of Star Wars themed dance-offs is really growing on me. Hell, it's the most creative thing anyone's done with Star Wars since, well, fucking ever. It's a positive breath of fresh air to see the characters resolving their differences in ways that don't involve space battles, blaster shootouts and/or lightsaber duels.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 05, 2012, 02:19:42 pm
I haven't either, but I must admit, the idea of Star Wars themed dance-offs is really growing on me. Hell, it's the most creative thing anyone's done with Star Wars since, well, fucking ever. It's a positive breath of fresh air to see the characters resolving their differences in ways that don't involve space battles, blaster shootouts and/or lightsaber duels.

In other words, it's reached "So bad it's great" territory. ;D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 05, 2012, 02:22:18 pm
I haven't either, but I must admit, the idea of Star Wars themed dance-offs is really growing on me. Hell, it's the most creative thing anyone's done with Star Wars since, well, fucking ever. It's a positive breath of fresh air to see the characters resolving their differences in ways that don't involve space battles, blaster shootouts and/or lightsaber duels.

In other words, it's reached "So bad it's great" territory. ;D

God no, it's the very embodiment of "so bad it's great". Hell, if "so bad it's great" were to make it into the dictionary, the description would simply say "See Star Wars Kinect: Galactic Dance-off".
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on June 05, 2012, 10:30:31 pm
Anyone here played Dragon's Dogma?  It looks like it could be interesting, but I'm on the fence about it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 05, 2012, 10:31:47 pm
I've heard it's a mediocre game.

Which probably means it's a good, even great game but doesn't fit what the hipster game community wants.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on June 05, 2012, 10:33:34 pm
One of the most common comparisons I've heard is like a cross between Skyrim and Dark Souls which is what got me interested in the first place, but the reviews I've seen tend to be all over the place.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 05, 2012, 10:37:32 pm
One of the most common comparisons I've heard is like a cross between Skyrim and Dark Souls which is what got me interested in the first place, but the reviews I've seen tend to be all over the place.

I'm interested because of the draconic antagonist who looks fucking awesome and kinda sexy.

I'm kinda hoping that it ends up being a "Fuck destiny, let's work together" thing, but I doubt it ever would because "reptiles are abhorrent".  Unfortunately, I don't have the system it's for...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on June 06, 2012, 04:05:58 am
Is this better or worse than the Star Wars Holiday Special?

*ahem*
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on June 06, 2012, 08:33:17 am
Just downloaded Re-Volt today. Sweet, sweet nostalgia, it was my first racing game on the PC my father bought for me. I felt like a 10-year-old playing it.  :)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 06, 2012, 10:58:45 am
I've decided to start up a second Minecraft project, to keep me from getting burnt out on my first one.  Its something a bit different, though...its a journal detailing the story of a man who finds himself in a very strange village, and the role he ends up playing in not just their history, but in the history of humankind.

Minecraft: The Villager (http://minecraftvillager.blogspot.com/)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on June 06, 2012, 11:39:28 am
One of the most common comparisons I've heard is like a cross between Skyrim and Dark Souls which is what got me interested in the first place, but the reviews I've seen tend to be all over the place.

A comparison with Dark Souls makes it sound interesting, I've been loving Dark Souls ever since I got it. I'm gonna see if there's a demo and check it out.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on June 06, 2012, 03:37:27 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHDQHVkYq4g

Okay, so we've got M.Bison, Zangief, Robotnik, Bowser, a DnD Beholder, the final boss from Altered Beast, Clyde, a generic ninja (possibly from Shinobi), "Kano", a double axe zombie from House of the Dead, Chun-Li, Q-Bert...

ALL THOSE CAMEOS. (http://collider.com/wp-content/uploads/wreck-it-ralph-movie-image.jpg) Is this going to be the video game version of Roger Rabbit?

The movie seems interesting enough. The trailer is awful, though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 06, 2012, 04:49:54 pm
Zangief = villain? Dafuq?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: jumpingjackflash on June 07, 2012, 07:28:59 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHDQHVkYq4g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQCP85FngzE
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 07, 2012, 03:17:32 pm
http://e3.gamespot.com/story/6381357/the-next-castlevania-on-the-3ds-isnt-what-youd-expect-and-thats-okay (http://e3.gamespot.com/story/6381357/the-next-castlevania-on-the-3ds-isnt-what-youd-expect-and-thats-okay)

After reading this article, I'm a bit more optimistic.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on June 07, 2012, 07:46:33 pm
so I just won the Humble Indie Bundle from Lordkat.

Ironbite-I'm.....kinda happy now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on June 08, 2012, 09:38:53 am
Zangief = villain? Dafuq?

I suppose it could be that they simply assumed that since he is a russian (commie soviet to be excact) he must be the bad guy. Or it could be because in the Raul Julia movie he was working for the bad guys as well as some of the comics apparently. Likewise it could simply be that they thought having a big russian guy in a funny accent make such a smart speech would be funny.


Or it could be something more subtle, after all in the game Zangief is more of a rival than a villain therefore even though the player (unless played as Zangief) must defeat him to win the game Zangief himself isn't evil.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 08, 2012, 11:11:25 am
Or maybe it's that Zangief utterly broke the Single Player of Street Fighter 4. Spinning Lariat, much?

Also, I'm sending my Nintendo 3DS in for repairs. It kept falling out of my pocket, so the shoulder buttons are kinda broken.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 08, 2012, 02:43:59 pm
Zangief = villain? Dafuq?

I suppose it could be that they simply assumed that since he is a russian (commie soviet to be excact) he must be the bad guy. Or it could be because in the Raul Julia movie he was working for the bad guys as well as some of the comics apparently. Likewise it could simply be that they thought having a big russian guy in a funny accent make such a smart speech would be funny.


Or it could be something more subtle, after all in the game Zangief is more of a rival than a villain therefore even though the player (unless played as Zangief) must defeat him to win the game Zangief himself isn't evil.

Notice that he uses the term "bad guy"

Not "villain"

In video games, the "bad guy" is anyone who fights against you.

Therefore, he doesn't need any deep motives, or evil history, or any sorta thing... he just needs to be an enemy :D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 08, 2012, 03:13:44 pm
Zangief = villain? Dafuq?

I suppose it could be that they simply assumed that since he is a russian (commie soviet to be excact) he must be the bad guy. Or it could be because in the Raul Julia movie he was working for the bad guys as well as some of the comics apparently. Likewise it could simply be that they thought having a big russian guy in a funny accent make such a smart speech would be funny.


Or it could be something more subtle, after all in the game Zangief is more of a rival than a villain therefore even though the player (unless played as Zangief) must defeat him to win the game Zangief himself isn't evil.

Notice that he uses the term "bad guy"

Not "villain"

In video games, the "bad guy" is anyone who fights against you.

Therefore, he doesn't need any deep motives, or evil history, or any sorta thing... he just needs to be an enemy :D

Absolutely brilliant!  ;)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 08, 2012, 10:02:18 pm
Zangief = villain? Dafuq?

I suppose it could be that they simply assumed that since he is a russian (commie soviet to be excact) he must be the bad guy. Or it could be because in the Raul Julia movie he was working for the bad guys as well as some of the comics apparently. Likewise it could simply be that they thought having a big russian guy in a funny accent make such a smart speech would be funny.


Or it could be something more subtle, after all in the game Zangief is more of a rival than a villain therefore even though the player (unless played as Zangief) must defeat him to win the game Zangief himself isn't evil.

Notice that he uses the term "bad guy"

Not "villain"

In video games, the "bad guy" is anyone who fights against you.

Therefore, he doesn't need any deep motives, or evil history, or any sorta thing... he just needs to be an enemy :D

Absolutely brilliant!  ;)

To quote him from the trailer...

"You are bad-guy, but this does not mean that you are... bad guy."
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on June 09, 2012, 02:37:15 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT-MuixrEiU

Considered nostalgic yet?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: CaseAgainstFaith on June 10, 2012, 12:52:56 pm
Anyone looking into getting War of the Roses? http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/war-of-the-roses (http://www.paradoxplaza.com/games/war-of-the-roses)

It almost looks like it is a Medieval Call of Duty only of course not shit. what do you guys think?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peG7-GKRcWE

I think it looks pretty awesome and am thinking hard about getting it!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 10, 2012, 02:16:08 pm
...Um.

The way they have the POV for the bow is... really off.  Like the person's head is floating a foot to the right of where it should be.

Other than that, yeah, it looks like fun.

CoD except not shit, huh?  Then it isn't CoD ;D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on June 10, 2012, 11:13:52 pm
It looks like a high-quality mod for Mount & Blade.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on June 11, 2012, 11:42:11 am
Has anyone here played Catherine? I think most people generally agreed that it was a shitty game, and yet I can't shake the urge to play it and find some stuff I might've overlooked in the first playthrough.

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Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 11, 2012, 12:29:15 pm
Has anyone here played Catherine? I think most people generally agreed that it was a shitty game, and yet I can't shake the urge to play it and find some stuff I might've overlooked in the first playthrough.

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Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on June 11, 2012, 05:09:29 pm
Hooked up my 360 to my PC monitor, much more convenient and a bigger screensize than the tiny TV on my desk. determined to get Dark Souls and The Witcher 2 beat before August.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 11, 2012, 07:50:37 pm
Natsume has announced a Recettear ripoff:

http://www.gamesradar.com/project-happiness-trailer-whats-next-harvest-moon-creator/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/project-happiness-trailer-whats-next-harvest-moon-creator/)

I mean, come on, it's so flippin' obvious! Compare:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/70400/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/70400/)

EDIT: Oh, yeah, http://www.gamesradar.com/project-fedora-and-space-quest-kickstarters-reach-funding-goal/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/project-fedora-and-space-quest-kickstarters-reach-funding-goal/)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on June 11, 2012, 08:56:26 pm
Nothing that comes from Harvest Moon is terrible.

NOTHING!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 11, 2012, 11:14:03 pm
Except this isn't Harvest Moon, it's just the same creator. And besides, I never said it would be bad, just that it's either a ripoff or a huge coincidence.

http://www.gamesradar.com/best-ps-vita-games/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/best-ps-vita-games/) I keep forgetting to order Gravity Rush. Also, Y U NO MENTION PURE CHESS OR BLAZBLUE?

Also, I've completed Ys Origin with Yunica, and I'm going through it again with Hugo. Why?

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EDIT: http://www.gamespot.com/news/capcom-overworks-devs-with-no-mercy-street-fighter-producer-6382135 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/capcom-overworks-devs-with-no-mercy-street-fighter-producer-6382135) Stay classy, Crapcom.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on June 12, 2012, 09:55:10 pm
So after getting some good reviews from a couple friends, I finally decided to go out and buy Dragon's Dogma.

Light spoilers
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One thing that made me love the game is that it has I swear one of the best companion AI's I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 12, 2012, 10:35:04 pm
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/15030/ (http://store.steampowered.com/sub/15030/)

Potato Sack Reunion. Let's begin the wild speculation!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: StallChaser on June 13, 2012, 04:17:30 am
I'm a bit surprised with the lack of Diablo 3 commentary.  But that's maybe because they're too busy playing the game.

IMO, it's much better balanced than D2 (as in no clearly useless skills, fewer completely useless item mods).  My 2 cents on the next patch is that they shouldn't nerf IAS (it's not overpowered to the point that it's a "must have" over other good modifiers), and they shouldn't nerf act2 inferno.  While it is ridiculously hard, that's kinda the whole point of inferno difficulty.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 13, 2012, 02:33:18 pm
Though they should fix the "invisible projectile" issue...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: CaseAgainstFaith on June 13, 2012, 05:56:07 pm
I'm a bit surprised with the lack of Diablo 3 commentary.  But that's maybe because they're too busy playing the game.

IMO, it's much better balanced than D2 (as in no clearly useless skills, fewer completely useless item mods).  My 2 cents on the next patch is that they shouldn't nerf IAS (it's not overpowered to the point that it's a "must have" over other good modifiers), and they shouldn't nerf act2 inferno.  While it is ridiculously hard, that's kinda the whole point of inferno difficulty.

I find the forums http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/3354739/ (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/3354739/) to be 100x more entertaining than the game itself.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 13, 2012, 06:00:03 pm
I just find dungeon crawlers to be about as interesting as watching cricket. That is to say, not even remotely interesting.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on June 14, 2012, 10:41:20 am
Looks like dwarf fortress has had some serious updates lately, they have actual containers now, so no more hauling one seed at a time. Not that I have the slightest clue how to use any of this yet.

Also, Checking out the secret world beta this weekend, if anyone wanted to know anything I can rattle out a summary.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Cloud3514 on June 14, 2012, 01:43:05 pm
http://jezebel.com/5918222/the-rapey-lara-croft-reboot-is-a-fucked+up-freudian-field-day

Sorry if this has been posted before, but dear god, what an overreaction. I agree that the whole rape plot is fucking idiotic (as well as cliche, but that's beside the point), but this article makes it out to be the only thing about the game. The writer is outright angry over a few stupid sounding comments made by one of the game's producers in this article (http://kotaku.com/5917400/youll-want-to-protect-the-new-less-curvy-lara-croft) and instead of making calm commentary, she sensationalizes the whole fucking thing. This is really just bad journalism.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 14, 2012, 02:05:56 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4taxkqwYJ1qmdbzfo1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on June 14, 2012, 08:25:13 pm
Also, Checking out the secret world beta this weekend, if anyone wanted to know anything I can rattle out a summary.

I'm in the beta as well. Cannot wait to try it out
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 15, 2012, 10:18:26 am
http://www.gamesradar.com/why-best-thing-about-wii-u-not-thing-youve-been-getting-excited-about-for-last-year/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/why-best-thing-about-wii-u-not-thing-youve-been-getting-excited-about-for-last-year/)

...EXCITEMENT GET!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Cloud3514 on June 15, 2012, 10:51:21 am
(http://c3333424.r24.cf0.rackcdn.com/3dc9d2ead40be8f17d408f64a328e56f63774302.jpg__620x348_q85_crop_upscale.jpg)

I just realized that that's a cricket bat. I DEMAND "DON'T STOP ME NOW" TO PLAY WHILE USING THIS WEAPON!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on June 15, 2012, 05:50:51 pm
Sorry for linking to Shitaku, but...

http://kotaku.com/5917400/youll-want-to-protect-the-new-less-curvy-lara-croft

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"When people play Lara, they don't really project themselves into the character," Rosenberg told me at E3 last week when I asked if it was difficult to develop for a female protagonist.

"They're more like 'I want to protect her.' There's this sort of dynamic of 'I'm going to this adventure with her and trying to protect her.'"

So is she still the hero? I asked Rosenberg if we should expect to look at Lara a little bit differently than we have in the past.

"She's definitely the hero but— you're kind of like her helper," he said. "When you see her have to face these challenges, you start to root for her in a way that you might not root for a male character."

Gamers don't identify with and project themselves onto Lara? They want to "be her protector"?

What.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 15, 2012, 06:33:16 pm
Sorry for linking to Shitaku, but...

http://kotaku.com/5917400/youll-want-to-protect-the-new-less-curvy-lara-croft

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"When people play Lara, they don't really project themselves into the character," Rosenberg told me at E3 last week when I asked if it was difficult to develop for a female protagonist.

"They're more like 'I want to protect her.' There's this sort of dynamic of 'I'm going to this adventure with her and trying to protect her.'"

So is she still the hero? I asked Rosenberg if we should expect to look at Lara a little bit differently than we have in the past.

"She's definitely the hero but— you're kind of like her helper," he said. "When you see her have to face these challenges, you start to root for her in a way that you might not root for a male character."

Gamers don't identify with and project themselves onto Lara? They want to "be her protector"?

What.

You mean most male players didn't just play previous games for the breasts?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 15, 2012, 08:58:32 pm
Sorry for linking to Shitaku, but...

http://kotaku.com/5917400/youll-want-to-protect-the-new-less-curvy-lara-croft

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"When people play Lara, they don't really project themselves into the character," Rosenberg told me at E3 last week when I asked if it was difficult to develop for a female protagonist.

"They're more like 'I want to protect her.' There's this sort of dynamic of 'I'm going to this adventure with her and trying to protect her.'"

So is she still the hero? I asked Rosenberg if we should expect to look at Lara a little bit differently than we have in the past.

"She's definitely the hero but— you're kind of like her helper," he said. "When you see her have to face these challenges, you start to root for her in a way that you might not root for a male character."

Gamers don't identify with and project themselves onto Lara? They want to "be her protector"?

What.

You do realize that was JUST posted on the top of the page, right?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on June 16, 2012, 12:27:57 pm
Also, Checking out the secret world beta this weekend, if anyone wanted to know anything I can rattle out a summary.

I'm in the beta as well. Cannot wait to try it out

I'm pretty impressed, I've had to think, search (including a google search, in game), and have distinct crowd control and single target abilities based on what comination of attacks I use. And the Siren's song is awesome.... I've got a pre-order in on this, if anyone else does I figure a crew of 2 or 3 would make combat a bit less tedious and make it more likely we'll get these hints they toss at us.

Go figure I'd use the internet on a phone in a video game before I did it on my own.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 16, 2012, 07:46:33 pm
I suddenly find myself wishing that I had a PC that could handle ArmA 2. I must say, the DayZ mod looks like a fuckload of fun, and this is coming from someone who's really getting sick of all these damn zombie games.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on June 16, 2012, 11:03:39 pm
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/14/why-do-people-hate-ea (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/14/why-do-people-hate-ea)

Really, IGN? Why do people hate EA? How much did EA pay you to write this piece of shit?

You really want to know why? Well, here's a simple little picture to give you a decent idea.

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Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 17, 2012, 12:01:34 am
And, yet, no one ever mentions the unsung gem of Westwood that was NoX.

Also, just watch this (http://spoonyexperiment.com/2012/05/29/ultima-9-ascension/) and Spoony will tell you, at least partially, just how EA fucked Origin.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on June 17, 2012, 12:18:59 am
http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/14/why-do-people-hate-ea (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/14/why-do-people-hate-ea)

Really, IGN? Why do people hate EA? How much did EA pay you to write this piece of shit?

You really want to know why? Well, here's a simple little picture to give you a decent idea.

(click to show/hide)

Well, what do you expect? IGN survives on advertising and being chummy with EA probably gives them exclusive interviews.

Also, is that a list of games/developers that EA bought over and/or squashed? Do you know any good articles going through EA's problems?

Edit: the Wikipedia page provides a nice summary.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on June 17, 2012, 10:17:51 am
I'm pretty impressed, I've had to think, search (including a google search, in game), and have distinct crowd control and single target abilities based on what comination of attacks I use. And the Siren's song is awesome.... I've got a pre-order in on this, if anyone else does I figure a crew of 2 or 3 would make combat a bit less tedious and make it more likely we'll get these hints they toss at us.

Go figure I'd use the internet on a phone in a video game before I did it on my own.

I'm mostly enjoying it, but find some of the things needlessly difficult. (Like not giving the player the shopping list for the explosives maker after picking up the quest. Took me 20 minutes to find it in the circle.) I wish there was a /queststuck feature that would give a hint if the player gets stuck. (I forgot the clue an NPC mentions in a cut scene that tells you who to talk to to advance the Templar story quest. All the journal said was "Talk to the Survivors" to get information. There are a lot of survivors, and I talked to a lot of them (picking up their quests along the way) without finding the 1 I had to talk to. (A question in General chat got me the hint I needed.)

At first, I hated combat since I did not have ranged or AoE (Fist/Chaos). I dropped Chaos for Pistols briefly yesterday, giving me ranged and AoE. Combat is a lot easier now.

I'm not pre-ordering, but that is mostly because I need to save my money. Hopefully once I get a job, I will be able to pick up the game and start.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on June 17, 2012, 11:23:51 am
And, yet, no one ever mentions the unsung gem of Westwood that was NoX.

Also, just watch this (http://spoonyexperiment.com/2012/05/29/ultima-9-ascension/) and Spoony will tell you, at least partially, just how EA fucked Origin.

I have to figure his Ultima 9 rant, and let's face it that's what this is gonna become, is gonna be in quite lengthy and meaty.  I mean this is the game that offically squashed his childhood and made him the man he is today.  This game...this game...this game is un-fucking-believable.

Ironbite-and yes...you know what voice you read that last line.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 17, 2012, 12:27:50 pm
And, yet, no one ever mentions the unsung gem of Westwood that was NoX.

Also, just watch this (http://spoonyexperiment.com/2012/05/29/ultima-9-ascension/) and Spoony will tell you, at least partially, just how EA fucked Origin.

I have to figure his Ultima 9 rant, and let's face it that's what this is gonna become, is gonna be in quite lengthy and meaty.  I mean this is the game that offically squashed his childhood and made him the man he is today.  This game...this game...this game is un-fucking-believable.

Ironbite-and yes...you know what voice you read that last line.

Spoony's and mine.  You gotta remember, homes, I grew up with Ultima, too.  I was playing Quest of the Avatar before I even went into kindergarten, in fact, Quest of the Avatar for the NES was the first video game I ever played.

While Ultima VIII was a rather glaring example of executive meddling, many of its issues were technical.  In fact, Origin had an expansion (The Lost Vale) ready for duplication before EA pulled the plug on it when they saw that Pagan didn't sell well.  I, personally, enjoyed Pagan for all its flaws.  It was different, yes, drastically different from any previous Ultima game, but it was supposed to be shockingly different, you were supposed to feel isolated, and Pagan achieved that.

Ascension, on the other hand, was so badly contrived thanks to EA's creative fuckery, that we ended up with an abomination.  Fuck, most of the cutscenes weren't even made for the Ultima IX we got, but for a totally fucking different one.  You weren't supposed to go to Britannia, but the Guardian's home world, that's what you saw at the end of Pagan.  Let's not even get into the fact that the person narrating the whole intro area, telling you to not forget your clothes, wasn't the Time Lord, but Hawkwind, the seer from Ultima IV...who is long since dead.

So, yeah...for Ascension alone, EA can go fuck itself with a live grenade.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on June 17, 2012, 01:34:20 pm
I'm mostly enjoying it, but find some of the things needlessly difficult. (Like not giving the player the shopping list for the explosives maker after picking up the quest. Took me 20 minutes to find it in the circle.) I wish there was a /queststuck feature that would give a hint if the player gets stuck. (I forgot the clue an NPC mentions in a cut scene that tells you who to talk to to advance the Templar story quest. All the journal said was "Talk to the Survivors" to get information. There are a lot of survivors, and I talked to a lot of them (picking up their quests along the way) without finding the 1 I had to talk to. (A question in General chat got me the hint I needed.)
Honestly, I found it kinda cool. Particularly when I talked to the NPC and realized that the game expected thought from me I started handling the missions far better. It is a bit of a pain, but it makes a group of people worth more than just extra fighting power, chat could help clear these things up, mutiple people cover ground faster in circles... but I'm just overly fond of RP being part of an RPG again.

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At first, I hated combat since I did not have ranged or AoE (Fist/Chaos). I dropped Chaos for Pistols briefly yesterday, giving me ranged and AoE. Combat is a lot easier now.
Out of all of them Chaos seems to be the biggest pain in the ass, I'm guessing it pays off later. That said Assault Rifle is awesome, particularly after re-binding some of the controls to my mouse using it's programming features. Lock and Load w/ improvement = instant fullpower aoe finisher barrage. Thinking I'll be going that and blood magic for a main. Not to mention it's fastest attack also heals you.

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I'm not pre-ordering, but that is mostly because I need to save my money. Hopefully once I get a job, I will be able to pick up the game and start.
I'll let you know if they start up any friend programs, could always be fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 17, 2012, 05:08:42 pm
Anyone know where one might buy a digital copy of American McGee's Alice? I have Alice: Madness Returns, but I kind of want to try out the original game too.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on June 17, 2012, 05:12:38 pm
Anyone know where one might buy a digital copy of American McGee's Alice? I have Alice: Madness Returns, but I kind of want to try out the original game too.

I envy you. I have Madness Returns and it won't run well at all on my laptop. I also wanted to try the original though, after seeing the first few cutscenes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 17, 2012, 05:20:05 pm
Unfortunately, it doesn't run well on mine either. I had to borrow my brother's laptop in order to play it. That's actually part of the reason I want to get the original -- I'll actually be able to use it regularly.

Edit: Also, I noticed you mentioned playing Thief. Does it run well on your laptop? I've been thinking about getting it, but I'd rather not buy it if it isn't going to be playable with my crappy graphics card.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on June 17, 2012, 05:30:35 pm
Ah, yeah. Same here. I've only seen the original on Amazon so far.

Edit:

Edit: Also, I noticed you mentioned playing Thief. Does it run well on your laptop? I've been thinking about getting it, but I'd rather not buy it if it isn't going to be playable with my crappy graphics card.

Thief runs well on my laptop. It was out in 1998, I think, so unless your laptop's pretty ancient, it should be fine. It's definitely worth the money.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on June 17, 2012, 05:34:42 pm
I've had Thief run well on a fairly low-end laptop before, something from like...2003 or so.  Unless your laptop doesn't even have a 3D accelerator card, you should be fine.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on June 17, 2012, 05:38:05 pm
Awesome, thanks for the info. Gonna buy it, then.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Juna Starrider on June 17, 2012, 10:47:54 pm
For those who love to piss your pants in fright, Fractional Games has something for you......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bbNmEBya7w

Trust me, I won`t play it..... but then again, I still have to ask the boyfriend to beat the first boss in Zelda: OoT.  Chicken is my middle name.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on June 17, 2012, 11:58:30 pm
I feel this video needs to be shared.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RGORttEnzA
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on June 18, 2012, 02:06:44 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jotMV-Xg8HI
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on June 18, 2012, 08:37:20 am
Both the Worlds of Ultima games have been released for free on GOG.com, for any interested parties.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 18, 2012, 03:42:23 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/kirby-20th-anniversary-collection-finally-detailed/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/kirby-20th-anniversary-collection-finally-detailed/)

As I said about it before: Shut up and take my money!

EDIT: My 3DS came back! And the shoulder buttons are working again! And... wow, that's a lot of StreetPass tags. Only one of them being a girl.

I am so getting that Mario-themed 3DS Pouch from Club Nintendo once I've got the 450 coins needed. https://club.nintendo.com/rewards-details/a/28010.do (https://club.nintendo.com/rewards-details/a/28010.do)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 20, 2012, 10:44:53 pm
Sorry for the double post (well, kinda, this post is two days later, but...)

http://store.steampowered.com/app/207350/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/207350/)

Buy this! Right now! It's been on Steam for twenty days! It's only twenty dollars! You have no reason not to buy it!

And now that I've gotten that out of my system...

http://www.gamesradar.com/okami-coming-ps3-hd-remaster/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/okami-coming-ps3-hd-remaster/)

We really need that :swoon: avatar from Something Awful.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on June 21, 2012, 04:42:32 am
I really REALLY hate these XBox Live updates.  Every time I have to download one, I can't get back online and have to spend about 20 minutes trying again and again and again.  I messaged them, and they said there shouldn't be a problem, even after I sent them a copy of the actual error.  Ugh!  At least it finally worked, after 20+ minutes!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on June 21, 2012, 08:58:32 am
One of my friends finally badgered me into getting Diablo 3.  It's not bad.  First dungeon crawler I've ever really played to an extent, and I like it so far.  It's not amazing, but it's fun.  Also, easily one of the goriest games I've played in a while.  There's one dungeon with baskets of severed heads in it.  When you hit the baskets they fall apart with a splash of blood, and you can see and hear the severed heads bouncing and rolling away.

I really REALLY hate these XBox Live updates.  Every time I have to download one, I can't get back online and have to spend about 20 minutes trying again and again and again.  I messaged them, and they said there shouldn't be a problem, even after I sent them a copy of the actual error.  Ugh!  At least it finally worked, after 20+ minutes!

o_O  Really?  I don't know what could be causing that cause I have no problem getting on after updates.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on June 21, 2012, 11:21:38 am
For anyone looking to buy their way to victory in the mechwarrior universe, I giveth the:
http://mwomercs.com/news/2012/06/288-founders-package-on-sale-now

The pack I probably won't buy because it's releasing two weeks after another MMO I just preordered two days before this fucking pack launched.... I would have gone in for 120, but my entertainment budget is hosed for a while after that Mel Brooks collection and pre-ordering secret world.

But really... a custom atlas... 100 tons o terror... Maybe I can sell some organs... God damn this year and it's videogames.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on June 21, 2012, 04:35:58 pm
Story time:

I'm talking with this one guy, and he asks me if I play video games.
- "Yes"
- "What do you think of the new Call of Duty?"
- "I don't play it"
- "Oh, so you're one of those casual gamers, huh?"

(http://i.imgur.com/0RE9F.gif)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on June 21, 2012, 04:42:34 pm
Story time:

I'm talking with this one guy, and he asks me if I play video games.
- "Yes"
- "What do you think of the new Call of Duty?"
- "I don't play it"
- "Oh, so you're one of those casual gamers, huh?"

(http://i.imgur.com/0RE9F.gif)

"Oh, so you're one of those casual gamers, huh?"
(http://blueroof.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/but-seriously-now.png?w=500)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on June 22, 2012, 06:34:40 am
Story time:

I'm talking with this one guy, and he asks me if I play video games.
- "Yes"
- "What do you think of the new Call of Duty?"
- "I don't play it"
- "Oh, so you're one of those casual gamers, huh?"

Well, if you want casual to mean "I do it as a hobby and not for pay," I guess I would call myself casual. But yeah, NO...


In other news, I just got my hands on a closed beta key for Secret World. Since I didn't get a chance to play a Dragon or Illuminati last weekend, and the servers are different so I didn't have access to my Templar, I rolled up a Dragon. I had read that the quests were all the same, regardless of faction, but thought they just meant "everyone goes to the same areas, so the general quests are the same, but faction quests are different." (The way it in in every MMO.) No, even the faction quest is the same.

This makes me wonder about the longevity of the game. There are no classes and you can swap builds easily, so replayability based on classes is gone. (Technically, you do have to specialize to a certain extent to have enough skill points, but with enough grinding, you can overcome that.) Since the faction stories are the same, there is little draw to replay to see all the story. (You do get different reward messages when you complete a quest, but that's the only difference.) You are limited to 3 characters, making it harder to keep multiple builds (if you want a tank, a DPS, and a healer, you can do that. Although role switching isn't very hard. You can do it without even changing weapons. "OK, with this gear, my Fists/Pistols Templar is a tank. Put on this gear, switch a few abilities, and he heals.")

I do enjoy the game, and will most likely pick it up once I have money. But I can't help but think FunCom shot themselves in the foot with this one. Niche gameplay that will drive away a lot of players. Little replay value.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 22, 2012, 02:44:14 pm
Story time:

I'm talking with this one guy, and he asks me if I play video games.
- "Yes"
- "What do you think of the new Call of Duty?"
- "I don't play it"
- "Oh, so you're one of those casual gamers, huh?"

Well, if you want casual to mean "I do it as a hobby and not for pay," I guess I would call myself casual. But yeah, NO...

Technically, the term is "Amateur", with "Professional" being the term used to denote someone who gets paid for it.  ("Amateur" being an insult is probably because people view those who play for just the fun of it as "not being skilled enough" to do it professionally, despite some people wanting hobbies to remain hobbies)

95% of hardcore players are, in fact, amateurs.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on June 22, 2012, 03:47:14 pm
I play and review video games. I'm not 'hardcore'. It's just a passion of mine.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 22, 2012, 04:15:06 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/3ds-xl-news-all-facts-nintendo-new-handheld/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/3ds-xl-news-all-facts-nintendo-new-handheld/)

Cue complaints about a version of the system intended soley for the elderly and... well, anybody who gets cramps using the standard 3DS in 3...2...1...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on June 22, 2012, 05:01:53 pm
Story time:

I'm talking with this one guy, and he asks me if I play video games.
- "Yes"
- "What do you think of the new Call of Duty?"
- "I don't play it"
- "Oh, so you're one of those casual gamers, huh?"

Well, if you want casual to mean "I do it as a hobby and not for pay," I guess I would call myself casual. But yeah, NO...

From my understanding, the difference between a "casual" and a "hardcore" player is not the player, but the games that they play.

"Casual games" are games that require little effort or time to play, and don't really have much to offer once you've mastered them. (i.e. browser flash games, Facebook games, iPhone games, a decent majority of handheld games, arcade-style run and gun shooters, and just about everything in the Wii library.)

"Hardcore" games, by contrast, are games that have a steeper learning curve, requiring a much more significant investment from the player, and are much more rewarding in the long run. These games have more replay value and are able to be played for a much longer periods of time (i.e. Tactics-based shooters, RPGs, RTS, 4X,)

That is the definition that I have heard most frequently.

Of course, going by what I just wrote, this makes the above encounter even more hilarious, since CoD is probably one of the most "casual" FPSs on the market.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 22, 2012, 05:20:03 pm
"Casual games" are games that require little effort or time to play, and don't really have much to offer once you've mastered them. (i.e. browser flash games, Facebook games, iPhone games, a decent majority of handheld games, arcade-style run and gun shooters, and just about everything in the Wii library.)

CAVE has made plenty of ports of their games for the iPhone. Of course, those originated in arcades, so they don't really count. Oh, yeah, and I'm assuming that  "just about everything in the Wii library" excludes most of the first-party titles without "Wii" in their name.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on June 23, 2012, 12:59:37 pm
God fucking dammit, I just lost so much precious stuff in Minecraft. I'm not gonna want to play again for a long time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 23, 2012, 02:34:54 pm
Hey, it's Minecraft, ssssssssssshit happens.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 24, 2012, 10:52:37 pm
Just finished Quantum Conundrum

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Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on June 25, 2012, 02:33:58 am
A new expansion for HOI 3 (http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?612134-E3-2012-New-Expansion-for-Hearts-of-Iron-III-Announced!&s=bcd63e963b11197fd942cf12892445ad). I hope in this version ships will now be upgraded (maybe have them stuck in port while it's happening) instead of having to build new ships every two years to replace the whole fleet.

Also, in a game as Italy, Barbarossa started with Germany having barely 760,000 troops on the border, and just over 1 million in total. The USSR had over 2 million (mobilised) troops on the Axis-USSR border, with another 550,000 against Finland. Not difficult to see who one, and the AI is more than happy to attack tank divisions with infantry while crossing a river.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 26, 2012, 03:00:01 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/spelunky-arrives-xbox-live-arcade-july/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/spelunky-arrives-xbox-live-arcade-july/)

Shut up and take my Microsoft Points!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on June 26, 2012, 03:24:17 pm
Downloaded Perfect Dark for the 360 since my N64 broke and I lost the game during my last move.  Last time, my now ex unlocked everything, but now I have to do it myself, and it's frustrating as hell.  Really?  Bots walk right through balls of fire and shoot me from across the room with pistols?  UGH!  I wish there was an easy way to unlock all the weapons.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on June 26, 2012, 09:25:05 pm
Meet the Pyro drops tomorrow.  3 big things as well:

http://www.teamfortress.com/pyromania/ (http://www.teamfortress.com/pyromania/)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on June 27, 2012, 08:04:25 am
A couple of good (IMO) articles about Diablo 3.
http://blogs.raiders-guild.org/2012/06/eulas-and-consumer-rights/
http://blogs.raiders-guild.org/2012/06/diablo-3-review-i-server-stability/

Based on the above and other stuff I've heard, I'm quite happy I didn't buy the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 27, 2012, 09:44:55 am
http://www.gamespot.com/news/most-wont-finish-hitman-absolution-says-director-6384588 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/most-wont-finish-hitman-absolution-says-director-6384588)

Good to see he has a lot of confidence in his product [/sarcasm]
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on June 27, 2012, 03:32:43 pm
http://www.gamespot.com/news/most-wont-finish-hitman-absolution-says-director-6384588 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/most-wont-finish-hitman-absolution-says-director-6384588)

Good to see he has a lot of confidence in his product [/sarcasm]

It's kinda funny, was discussing this last night.

Take a look on steam, and see how many people finshed the first level of a game. I mean Civ 5, 15% of those who own it haven't settled a second city. Barely over half have completed the most popular civic track, another key part of the game, something that should happen in the first half of one, if not earlier. A quarter have won a standard game.

People just don't play through things.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 27, 2012, 04:19:26 pm
Meet The Pyro is out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUhOnX8qt3I

Absolutely glorious.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 27, 2012, 04:25:59 pm
Meet The Pyro is out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUhOnX8qt3I

Absolutely glorious.

What the fuck did I just watch?

And why did I like it so much!?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on June 27, 2012, 07:37:08 pm
I WANT THAT FUCKING FLAMETHROWER!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on June 27, 2012, 08:03:00 pm
I WANT THAT FUCKING FLAMETHROWER!

Knowing Valve, that flamethrower WILL be released.

And it'll set opponents on... joy?

I dunno, what will it do?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Zygarde on June 27, 2012, 08:18:59 pm
I'm actually more exited that they finally released Source Filmmaker.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 27, 2012, 09:21:40 pm
I WANT THAT FUCKING FLAMETHROWER!

Knowing Valve, that flamethrower WILL be released.

And it'll set opponents on... joy?

I dunno, what will it do?

http://www.teamfortress.com/pyromania/pyroland/ (http://www.teamfortress.com/pyromania/pyroland/)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on June 28, 2012, 12:10:25 pm
I'm very content because I just got Tales of Monkey Island from GOG for 60% off. I can't wait to complete it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on June 28, 2012, 08:40:46 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/worms-revolution-hands-preview-worms-are-back-glorious-2d/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/worms-revolution-hands-preview-worms-are-back-glorious-2d/)

Shaddup 'n take mah moneh!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 02, 2012, 06:45:43 am
So fellow Minecraft players, any of you used the Tekkit mod pack? I'm strongly considering installing it, simply because it looks fucking amazing. Is it really as good as it looks?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on July 02, 2012, 09:46:48 am
I bought the first two parts of "On the rain slick precipice." The Penny arcade game series and although the games were really short I did enjoy them. (Besides they are really REALLY cheap games so I can't really complain about the shortness.)

I'm probably gonna get the third one as well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 02, 2012, 10:48:16 am
I bought the first two parts of "On the rain slick precipice." The Penny arcade game series and although the games were really short I did enjoy them. (Besides they are really REALLY cheap games so I can't really complain about the shortness.)

I'm probably gonna get the third one as well.

Well, so far at least (Chapter 2), episode 3 is amazing, though significantly different from the previous two. So, yeah, you should.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on July 02, 2012, 11:49:59 am
Between(and largely during) crises this weekend I was plowing through  The Secret World. After having completed 4 of the 'Good luck fucker, you get to guess' missions I have to say I love this damn game. The only sad part is when I replay those quests they damn easy... which is convenient for blowing a character through that awkward early phase when you have two attacks. Assuming you're able to run screaming away fast enough when monsters show up. The rest of the missions are a bit more typical, but the cinematic approach to them is interesting. And for the love of all that's terrifying the faction quest made me want to hide under my chair.

Also, I'm fairly sure the college in innsmouth is roughly what some of the fundies assume happens at real schools.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 02, 2012, 12:20:35 pm
Well, I downloaded the Technic Pack for Minecraft. Upon loading up my first world, I find myself outside an old timey Japanese village. I decide to go looking for rubber trees. In my five minute long travels, I fell into an oil well, found what I can only guess is a purple fairy before finally being immediately mauled to death by a panther.

All in all, looks to be a very promising mod pack.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on July 02, 2012, 04:45:38 pm
I discovered a massive Nether fortress in Minecraft during my search for blaze rods and killed at least four Blazes. Not one of the motherfuckers dropped a rod, and the last one's fireball knocked me into the lava. Dammit, I wanna reach The End. Gimme your rods!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 02, 2012, 05:36:54 pm
That's what she said.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on July 02, 2012, 09:23:29 pm
So played the Dawnguard dlc for Skyrim.  Absolutely loved it.  Added SEVERAL hours of gameplay and the final boss was actually a bit of a challenge compared to the main game final boss.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on July 02, 2012, 11:05:52 pm
It's kinda hillarious to look at the steam forums/reddit steam and watch their summer sale predictions.


STEAM SUMMER SALE!

Coming June 28th  29th   30th
            July 1st     2nd

            July 12th !
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 03, 2012, 12:25:29 am
So played the Dawnguard dlc for Skyrim.  Absolutely loved it.  Added SEVERAL hours of gameplay and the final boss was actually a bit of a challenge compared to the main game final boss.

Are we talking actually challenging, or just challenging by Bethesda standards?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 03, 2012, 04:05:48 am
So played the Dawnguard dlc for Skyrim.  Absolutely loved it.  Added SEVERAL hours of gameplay and the final boss was actually a bit of a challenge compared to the main game final boss.

Are we talking actually challenging, or just challenging by Bethesda standards?

ಠ_ಠ
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 03, 2012, 06:21:14 am
So played the Dawnguard dlc for Skyrim.  Absolutely loved it.  Added SEVERAL hours of gameplay and the final boss was actually a bit of a challenge compared to the main game final boss.

Are we talking actually challenging, or just challenging by Bethesda standards?

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3j39wmfG81qfq5i0.gif)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on July 03, 2012, 08:33:15 am
So played the Dawnguard dlc for Skyrim.  Absolutely loved it.  Added SEVERAL hours of gameplay and the final boss was actually a bit of a challenge compared to the main game final boss.

Are we talking actually challenging, or just challenging by Bethesda standards?

Definitely challenging by Bethesda standards, and was a little actually challenging too.  He was super fun to fight though.

Also, if you side with the Dawnguard you can use fucking armored battle trolls.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 04, 2012, 11:57:59 am
http://www.gamesradar.com/kirbys-dream-collection-release-date-revealed/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/kirbys-dream-collection-release-date-revealed/)

OH GOD YES
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on July 04, 2012, 12:17:57 pm
Woohoo, I got Monkey Island downloaded. I must say, I missed the Threepwood and his beloved awkwardness.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 04, 2012, 01:07:40 pm
I forgot that Spelunky will be coming out on XBLA today! W00T!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 04, 2012, 06:46:08 pm
Oh my god...I'm so proud of myself right now.  I've managed to make, with the help of MightyPork's PowerCraft mod for Minecraft, a 16-bit clock.  There's a -little- loss of accuracy after the 8th bit's been passed, but twas necessary to expand the resolution beyond 8 bits.

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_16-bit-clock.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=16-bit-clock.png)

Image is a bit big, but pretty damn cool.

I wonder what it'd take to expand it to 32 bits...

[ETA]
Not much, apparently.  XD

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_32-bit-clock.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=32-bit-clock.png)
(From MSB to LSB: White > Green > Red > Blue)
Instead of repeaters I decided to use the redstone crossing blocks, normally used to let two wires intersect without having them become one, as impromptu no-delay repeaters!

[ETA, Again]
I think I'm having too much fun with this, lol.  I wired up an extra 32 bits to my clock, bringing me up to 64.  Link, so as to not overload this thing with images. (http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/64-bit-clock.png)  Gonna have to stop with that, though...Minecraft was about to lock up, lol.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: tygerarmy on July 04, 2012, 09:32:11 pm
I still have to get Dawnguard.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on July 04, 2012, 10:40:42 pm
Ah Rome: TW. So much better than Empire, yet I would still put Medieval 2 as my favourite. Also have Borderlands, will start on that tomorrow.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 05, 2012, 12:32:21 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/nights-dreams-hd-real-beautiful-and-coming-psn-xbla-and-pc-first-trailer-inside/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/nights-dreams-hd-real-beautiful-and-coming-psn-xbla-and-pc-first-trailer-inside/)

 ;D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on July 06, 2012, 02:49:52 am
Also, Rome 2: TW has been announced. I hope CA goes back to the days of Rome and Medieval 2, Empire was atrocious (comparatively).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on July 06, 2012, 04:53:18 am
For real?  Will that include a remake of Barbarian Invasion?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on July 06, 2012, 05:44:06 am
That would be nice. I also hope they rework the barbaric/pagan/non-'civilised' powers e.g. so Britannia doesn't take over huge chunks of northern and eastern Europe.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 06, 2012, 05:47:44 am
That would be nice. I also hope they rework the barbaric/pagan/non-'civilised' powers e.g. so Britannia doesn't take over huge chunks of northern and eastern Europe.

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/209/6/2/Lelouch___Geass_by_SoullessHakumen.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on July 06, 2012, 07:01:47 am
After over a year, they're finally releasing a new campaign and upgraded maps for Left 4 Dead 2 at the end of the month.  I'm glad I already have points in my account because I still need to get the new set for my wrestling card game as well, and The Dark Knight Rises comes out around the same time.  Talk about a busy week!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: CaseAgainstFaith on July 06, 2012, 11:05:19 am
Hey beta sign ups are going on for War of the Roses (the medieval FPS type game I talked about earlier)  here is the link to the beta sign ups - http://www.waroftherosesthegame.com/?ref=11c0d4c2ba5 (http://www.waroftherosesthegame.com/?ref=11c0d4c2ba5)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 06, 2012, 12:27:46 pm
Tales of Xillia has been announced for a western release in 2013! Hopefully they'll do what was done for Abyss and give it a bit of a spit-shine for the west.

EDIT: Article found! http://www.gamespot.com/news/tales-of-xillia-getting-western-release-6385882 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/tales-of-xillia-getting-western-release-6385882)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on July 08, 2012, 08:11:26 pm
Oi! I've got friend codes for secret world, they've unfucked a bunch of the the earlier missions that had some launch trouble and I can toss out 24 hour passes for it until the 14th. let me know if you want one. Pass expiration only starts when you first log in.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on July 08, 2012, 09:42:14 pm
That would be nice. I also hope they rework the barbaric/pagan/non-'civilised' powers e.g. so Britannia doesn't take over huge chunks of northern and eastern Europe.

(http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/209/6/2/Lelouch___Geass_by_SoullessHakumen.jpg)

I'm pretty sure Emperor Charles had a bit more than a few chariots and druids who throw heads. Britannia shouldn't even be a proper nation, at best a loose coalition of tribes.

Also, Borderlands is bloody fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 09, 2012, 10:46:41 pm
http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight (http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight)

Holy shit...

Not sure if this will be good or bad.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on July 10, 2012, 01:21:50 am
Oi! I've got friend codes for secret world, they've unfucked a bunch of the the earlier missions that had some launch trouble and I can toss out 24 hour passes for it until the 14th. let me know if you want one. Pass expiration only starts when you first log in.

I'll take one, I kinda want to see if my computer can handle the game and their stupid tool on their site doesn't work for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on July 12, 2012, 03:02:20 am
Catherine-related stuff below.

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Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 12, 2012, 03:14:03 am
I found (and bought) an oddity in DDO today...a +1 True Law Absolute Chaos Longsword.  For those of you not familiar with D&D, that makes the weapon both Lawful and Chaotic in alignment, which should be impossible.  I'll get photographic evidence...but, that thing was only 1,000 platinum in the auction house, which was absurdly cheap for something that unique.

Taco Cart kicked major ass with that thing in the Chronoscope raid, lemme tell ya.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on July 12, 2012, 03:31:53 am
Namco Bandai Helping To Develop Next Smash Bros. (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/22/namco-bandai-developing-next-smash-bros)

In before Digimon/Tales of roster characters.

Greymon versus Charizard, motherfuckers.


And in more boring news. Final Fantasy 7 is being rereleased on the PC (http://www.gamespot.com/news/downloadable-final-fantasy-vii-pc-announced-6385652)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 12, 2012, 03:40:54 am
http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight (http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight)

Holy shit...

Not sure if this will be good or bad.

There are other sites that already do this tho...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on July 12, 2012, 03:51:05 am
Catherine-related stuff below.

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Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on July 12, 2012, 03:55:16 am
Namco Bandai Helping To Develop Next Smash Bros. (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/22/namco-bandai-developing-next-smash-bros)

In before Digimon/Tales of roster characters.

Greymon versus Charizard, motherfuckers.


And in more boring news. Final Fantasy 7 is being rereleased on the PC (http://www.gamespot.com/news/downloadable-final-fantasy-vii-pc-announced-6385652)

...I'm not sure if that would be glorious or horrifying.

Then again I don't know how the two fanbases feel about each other.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on July 12, 2012, 04:00:10 am
I found (and bought) an oddity in DDO today...a +1 True Law Absolute Chaos Longsword.  For those of you not familiar with D&D, that makes the weapon both Lawful and Chaotic in alignment, which should be impossible.  I'll get photographic evidence...but, that thing was only 1,000 platinum in the auction house, which was absurdly cheap for something that unique.

Taco Cart kicked major ass with that thing in the Chronoscope raid, lemme tell ya.

WOAH. Dude, that's just... holy shit, man. You should keep that thing just for the novelty value. How is that even possible?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 12, 2012, 05:22:31 am
I know that there was some handwraps that were unique for being simultaneously Lawful and Chaotic, and you got them from a Lovecraftian questline.

Now they're not so unique.  Huh.  Must be a side effect of the new loot system.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 12, 2012, 08:46:42 am
Oh, misleading news from Gamespot:

http://www.gamespot.com/news/kid-icarus-developer-no-more-6386408 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/kid-icarus-developer-no-more-6386408)

Apparently they don't realize that the whole purpose of Project Sora, made up of staff from Sora Ltd. and Nintendo, was to make Kid Icarus: Uprising. They accomplished their goal, so they're moving on.

EDIT: STEAM SUMMER SALE!

Wait, the summer achievements aren't game related, and all you get is a stupid badge? Meh
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on July 12, 2012, 01:10:33 pm
Catherine-related stuff below.

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(click to show/hide)

Gotcha. Many thanks.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 12, 2012, 02:42:29 pm
I found (and bought) an oddity in DDO today...a +1 True Law Absolute Chaos Longsword.  For those of you not familiar with D&D, that makes the weapon both Lawful and Chaotic in alignment, which should be impossible.  I'll get photographic evidence...but, that thing was only 1,000 platinum in the auction house, which was absurdly cheap for something that unique.

Taco Cart kicked major ass with that thing in the Chronoscope raid, lemme tell ya.

WOAH. Dude, that's just... holy shit, man. You should keep that thing just for the novelty value. How is that even possible?

Photographic proof:

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/lawful-chaotic-sword.png)

[ETA]

Also, just learned that Richard Garriott, Lord British...is a fan of Stephen Colbert.  Fuck.  Yes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: CaseAgainstFaith on July 12, 2012, 03:33:55 pm
Hey guys if you play "Sim City Social" do not buy the diamonds for the game.  EA is pulling a bait and switch on it!  Here is the proof - http://forum.playfish.com/showthread.php?t=2863246 (http://forum.playfish.com/showthread.php?t=2863246)

(http://i.imgur.com/ewnrK.jpg)

Just thought I would let you all know!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 12, 2012, 07:00:11 pm
Why the fuck would you ever pay real money for a freaking Facebook game in the first place?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on July 12, 2012, 08:27:47 pm
Why the fuck would you ever pay real money for a freaking Facebook game in the first place?

This times 1000.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: tygerarmy on July 12, 2012, 08:46:58 pm
I never understood that.  Even "good" Facebook games suck, they're just good time killers at best.  I could never get into WoW because I refuse to pay to play video games.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 12, 2012, 09:08:24 pm
Behold what is in my opinion the second best point and click (and also parser) adventure series out there.  (the Monkey Island series perhaps being the first, even if I don't enjoy it as much as this game series)

Excuse me while I go into commercial mode.

http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/quest_for_glory

Quest for Glory.  If you've ever played King's Quest, it is a similar game - though where King's Quest focuses on fairy tales, Quest for Glory focuses on fantasy, much in the vein of Dungeons and Dragons.

You are a blonde-haired overly tanned wannabe hero who learned everything he knows from a correspondence course.  Now, what type of hero you ask?  Well, that's up to you.  Unlike other Point and Click adventure games, this has heavy RPG elements.  And much like The Elder Scrolls games (which I believe came out after this), you become better at something by doing it.

Now, how much grinding you do is up to you.  Some people like to grind everything to max each game, others are quite content to go for whatever number they feel is best.

You have three classes.  Fighter, Magic User, and Thief.  (And you have a fourth prestige class, but it's essentially a souped up Fighter)

Fighter uses a sword and shield, and is the only class that natively starts the first game with Parry skill, which is a skill that lets you block an attack, which is better on your stamina than dodging.  He loves to fight.

Magic User wields a dagger, and is the only class that starts the first game with the Zap spell and natively starts the first game with the Magic skill.  Due to Zap, he's capable of hitting very hard with his dagger, but Zap only lasts for one hit, so you may have to recast.  Magic User is also unique in that he doesn't start with the Throwing skill, which both Fighter and Thief do - however, his magic suffices.

Thief wields a dagger, and is the only class that natively starts the first game with Lockpicking, (called Pick Locks for some reason) Climb, and Stealth.  Thief is also the only class that can start the first game with every skill, though it's hard to make use of Parry when you only have a dagger.

However, each character you start gains a pool of points to start with.  This can be distributed into existing stats and skills, or it can be distributed into "cross class" skills.  It's more expensive to put points into a skill you are at 0 at, but you only need 5 points in it (the minimum you can put in) to be able to start training the skill.

It's quite possible to create a Fighter that possesses the Magic skill, allowing him to sling spells around.  Or to make a Thief that knows how to Flynn with the best of them using his dagger.  Or make a Magic User that's as adept at sneaking around and lockpicking as he is at casting magic.

There's also more things to do than just save the day.  The Fighter has to be at his physical excellence, able to best even master swordsmen, and thus has much competition to do.  The Magic User seeks out arcane knowledge and power, proving that Ambition is Not Evil, constantly seeking knowledge wherever he goes.  And the Thief loves to break into the houses of the very people he's helping, to steal away any valuables they have "carelessly" left in their own homes, yet somehow manages to balance the darkness of his thievery with the light of being a hero, a trait which is admirable in its own right.

And while this isn't required to fully enjoy the game, Quest for Glory has the benefit of allowing you to continue your adventure with the same character.  You can take a character from the very first game, and follow his journey through all five games.

And of course, there is the prestige class, called the "Paladin".  A powerful Fighter who fights not for the love of battle, but for the ultimate good.  He is able to perform supernatural feats without magic use (though there is a design error that made it so they had to give the Paladin magic use in order to allow him access to his skills, but that's easy to ignore) such as healing his wounds or the wounds of others, making his sword burn blue with the flame of honor, or even being able to create a shield that reduces the damage he takes.  It's unlockable at the end of the second game, and you can start playing as one at the start of the third game, so act with honor if you wish to follow the path of the Paladin!

The game follows many different fantasy themes.  The first game takes place in the thawing Germanic lands of Spielburg, as spring sets in.  The theme is close to classic D&D, as the local Baron inevitably recruits your aid and rewards it heartily.  So, you want to be a hero?  The monsters, thus, tend to be the most generic and familiar of the game series. 

The second game takes you to the desert lands of Shapier in the summer sun, where the Sultan needs you to save the city from an unknown danger.  You will be experiencing middle-eastern legend as you battle and tame the four elements, before undergoing a Trial by Fire. 

The third game takes an unexpected break and takes you to the wild plains of Fricana, to where African superstition and Egyptian mythology combine together as you experience the Wages of War. 

In the fourth game, you are wisked away to the Russian lands of Mordavia, as Fall sets in.  You must stop a Lovecraftian Horrorfrom being awoken, but vampires are out for your blood (and thankfully, they don't sparkle) as well as the undead... and bat-winged spiders to terrify you arachnophobes.  Yet do not fear, for the Roma are there to aid you as well. 

Finally, in the fifth game, you go to a Greek island as a warm winter sets in, compared to the cool spring that you started out in.  The king there has been assassinated, and you have to compete with others in both a race for the crown... and a race to lure the assassin out of his shadowy hiding place.

The GOG version addresses many glitches that previously plagued the games, which makes them even better than they were to me.

...And I'm done :V Commercial over.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on July 13, 2012, 05:17:07 am
I was almost considering Lego Batman 2 (Hey you get to go all over Gotham as the DC heroes beating villains up!) until I read the review:

http://www.gamespot.com/lego-batman-2-dc-super-heroes/reviews/lego-batman-2-dc-super-heroes-review-6383789/ (http://www.gamespot.com/lego-batman-2-dc-super-heroes/reviews/lego-batman-2-dc-super-heroes-review-6383789/)

It's one thing to say a game sucks; it's another to specifically point at horrible controls and glitches.  But then, Game Informer magazine gave it an 8.75.

I know people have different opinions, but how do you go from, "glitches and control issues," to "This game is awesome!" between two reviews?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on July 13, 2012, 08:47:48 am
*hueg post*

Do the puzzles in these games have sensible solutions, as opposed to the obtuse King's Quest puzzles?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on July 13, 2012, 11:29:51 am
After seeing people on a lot of forums talk about DDO, I finally decided to break down and reactivate my account. Being hesitant, I didn't go VIP or buy Turbine points. All I did was download the game and fire it up. Since I had previously subscribed (when it first came out), I am considered a Premium F2P. My old characters are gone, but that was no surprise, given the drastic changes in how the game plays now than how it played then.

I started up a Ranger (eventually planning to pick up some Rogue levels and go Darkwood Sniper) on the Khyber server. I haven't gotten very far (only just ready to go to the Island, as opposed to the town), but it isn't bad so far. If I decide I like it, I may buy enough Turbine points to buy Monk, which would be going full circle. When DDO first came out, I wanted to play a Monk. Turns out, that class was not available at the time.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on July 13, 2012, 11:34:42 am
I know people have different opinions, but how do you go from, "glitches and control issues," to "This game is awesome!" between two reviews?
Pure luck on glitches, and however a person is wired with the controls.

On the controller it could just be someone sucking, which happens often enough. Sometimes controls just don't click with a person quickly, or sometimes ever and game  reviewers are rarely a patient bunch.

If you think the lego games are cool, it'll probably be good. Some how they always seem to be amusing, but if you don't like the lego gimmic I'd say stay the hell away. Wonky controls are par of the course really, the shit's made of legos.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on July 13, 2012, 11:37:08 am
Yes I'm double posting, because it amuses me, and I have a different post to respond to.

After seeing people on a lot of forums talk about DDO, I finally decided to break down and reactivate my account.
This is a tad random, but if there are a few other people out there who were interested I'd be willing to kill some time trying this out as a FSTDT group of sorts. Just have to decide a server if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 13, 2012, 03:45:41 pm
I'm active on pretty much every server...though, while I would recommend Wayfinder (the new German server) because its fairly, well, desolate, I also don't because that lack of people leads to a really shitty (read: non-existent) player economy, especially in the auction house.  Which means, you're stuck being broke for most of the game, which is a real bitch.

But, should you decide on a server, I should be able to offer up my knowledge, power, and if on the right server, money, to help ya out.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on July 13, 2012, 07:24:36 pm
Just got Dragon's Dogma, and it probably has the most hilariously out of place, yet awesome title music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jTeHzzefS4

Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on July 14, 2012, 12:03:37 am
Just got Dragon's Dogma, and it probably has the most hilariously out of place, yet awesome title music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jTeHzzefS4

When the rock track started when I first popped the game disc in, I was like "What the FUCK?"

The game is good, but I lost interest about halfway through and never finished it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on July 14, 2012, 02:19:37 am
Playing Skyrim. I am just about sick of everyone in Whiterun.

"Do you get to the Cloud District very often? Oh what am I saying, of course you don't"
"I work with my mother, to sell fruits and vegetables. It's fun most days, but hard work."
"I work for Belethor, at the General Goods store."
"Skjor says I have the strength of Ysgrammor, and my brother has his smarts"
"Come to Dragonsreach to discuss the ongoing hoshtilities, like the rest of the great warriors?"


OH MY GOD SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT THE FUCK UP
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 14, 2012, 03:05:34 am
Playing Skyrim. I am just about sick of everyone in Whiterun.

"Do you get to the Cloud District very often? Oh what am I saying, of course you don't"
"I work with my mother, to sell fruits and vegetables. It's fun most days, but hard work."
"I work for Belethor, at the General Goods store."
"Skjor says I have the strength of Ysgrammor, and my brother has his smarts"
"Come to Dragonsreach to discuss the ongoing hoshtilities, like the rest of the great warriors?"


OH MY GOD SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT THE FUCK UP

*Quicksaves*

*Pulls out Fireball*

*KILLS EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING*

*Quickloads*

*hueg post*

Do the puzzles in these games have sensible solutions, as opposed to the obtuse King's Quest puzzles?

I want to say "Yes", but then I have the first four games' solutions memorized since I was 11 or so, so it's hard for me to say.

I can't think of a single incident where the games are like "You're hungry.  Eat something."  *later* "There's a yeti.  What do you do?  ... You're supposed to throw the pie, morong.  ... What do you mean you ate the pie? *trollface*"

Oh, it IS possible to screw yourself over, don't get me wrong, but it's fairly obvious when you do.

That being said, some puzzle solutions can be a little obscure, but the fact that many puzzles generally have at least three ways to approach it (Magically, stealthily, or BRUTE FORCE MOTHERFUCKER) makes things a bit easier.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 14, 2012, 09:40:37 pm
http://tecnoblog.net/107348/novo-ps3-anatel/ (http://tecnoblog.net/107348/novo-ps3-anatel/)

Oh, great, another new PS3 model. Hey, Sony, isn't there a portable system you released recently which hasn't gotten much support?

http://www.gamespot.com/news/activision-blizzard-finding-few-potential-buyers-report-6386910 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/activision-blizzard-finding-few-potential-buyers-report-6386910)

Delicious, delicious karma.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on July 14, 2012, 11:59:07 pm
I've never really been a video game person, but I played Amnesia with one of my friends today for the first time. We played it in a dark room. I mostly panicked when the character went around corners and opened doors, and screamed a lot.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on July 15, 2012, 02:55:01 am
I've never really been a video game person, but I played Amnesia with one of my friends today for the first time. We played it in a dark room. I mostly panicked when the character went around corners and opened doors, and screamed a lot.

I have got to know what people find so damn scary about this game, I haven't found much yet.

EDIT: Looked up some more game play and I'm still pretty unenthusiastic about it. Maybe I need to get the atmosphere more appropriate?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 15, 2012, 03:46:52 am
Watching videos of the game online, it's pretty easy to distance yourself from the game.

Playing the game itself, however, has a tendency to draw you in and immerse you in the environment.

Just as an example of this effect, I could watch a Hexen Let's Play and not be scared at all when the guy gets back attacked or startled by an enemy.

The moment I'm in control of the game, however, I'm paranoid, looking around every corner, checking my back, and just about jumping out of my skin if I get attacked from behind.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 15, 2012, 04:01:26 am
Yeah, you really need to be playing it to get the full effect. I believe there's a demo on Steam so you can give it a go without forking over any money.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 15, 2012, 06:22:07 am
Does anyone else like matching games like Bejeweled or is it just me? I also like I Spy type games. But I know like NOBODY ELSE who likes them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 15, 2012, 06:28:45 am
I like the I Spy games, though that's purely nostalgia rather than the game's merits. Make of that what you will.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 15, 2012, 06:59:18 am
Well not the actual I Spy game, though... Hence the 'type'.

I mean games like: Amazing Adventures: The Lost Tomb (http://www.popcap.com/games/amazing-adventures-lost-tomb/pc), or Escape Rosecliff Island (http://www.popcap.com/games/escape-rosecliff-island/pc)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 15, 2012, 07:17:34 am
I know, but the I Spy games themselves are the only I Spy type games I've played and enjoyed.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 15, 2012, 07:35:04 am
I like Bejeweld. Not much of a fan of Hidden Object games, though.

By the way, click here for awesomeness: http://playism-games.com/games/lamulana/ (http://playism-games.com/games/lamulana/)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on July 15, 2012, 08:45:42 am
Deadpool's got his own game now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on July 15, 2012, 08:59:45 am
I know, but the I Spy games themselves are the only I Spy type games I've played and enjoyed.

I actually hated the I Spy game itself. I much prefer the ones I linked. They're a lot more fun in a way.

I dunno. As I said I'm usually the only one to actually like the game. And legitimately like it. I feel like it keeps my mind sharp to spot things like that since a lot of it is rather cleverly hidden.

I love matching games like Bejeweled. Though I've come to find myself also moving away from actual Bejeweled to other games like Puzzle Quest, Jewel Quest, and the Cradle of ___ games (like Persia and Rome).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on July 16, 2012, 12:16:03 am
Yeah, you really need to be playing it to get the full effect. I believe there's a demo on Steam so you can give it a go without forking over any money.

A friend actually let me play on his and... I don't know. I think it might be my hardcore obsession with Resident Evil and Silent Hill but I wasn't actually all that scared. Just went into usual survivor mode and everything seemed to go smooth.

EDIT: Not saying it isn't a bit unnerving in a few parts. Very fun and recommended. I'm more finding the best places and ways to escape and taunt enemies with my presence though. xD
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 16, 2012, 01:06:45 am
Well what do you know, there now exists a sequel to I Wanna Be The Guy. Yes, it's just as fucking evil as the original.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Søren on July 16, 2012, 10:40:53 pm
Getting slightly retro with my old xbox. Playing the first Max Payne game.


Then on to Prince Of Persia Warrior Within!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 17, 2012, 05:36:32 am
Success! I finally got The Ship multiplayer to work. Any fellow Ship players up for a game or two?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on July 17, 2012, 06:14:54 am
I have to get a new controller for my 360.  The button got stuck on my current one after it, um, fell, and hit the TV stand.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 17, 2012, 02:46:08 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/battlefield-4-officially-thing-exists-can-pay-50-beta-access-right-now/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/battlefield-4-officially-thing-exists-can-pay-50-beta-access-right-now/)

...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 17, 2012, 03:40:09 pm
I have to get a new controller for my 360.  The button got stuck on my current one after it, um, fell, and hit the TV stand.

Right... fell.  ;D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on July 17, 2012, 03:50:48 pm
That's right, Fell . . . at a diagonal angle . . . at high speeds . . . with gravity sending it into my TV stand.  Fell.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 17, 2012, 03:57:55 pm
That's right, Fell . . . at a diagonal angle . . . at high speeds . . . with gravity sending it into my TV stand.  Fell.

Them quirky gravity wells, always screwing up our video game equipment through no fault of our own.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 17, 2012, 04:06:39 pm
So...that's where my micro singularity wandered off to...  If you see it again, could you send it back to me?  I need it...for experiments.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on July 17, 2012, 06:11:08 pm
This week on "How To be Completely Derivative, Stale, And Unoriginal" we present:

"Video game box art depicting gruff-looking dudes slowly walking towards the camera"



(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b3/Battlefield_Bad_Company_2_cover.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/58/Bf3-pc-cover.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bf/Call_of_Duty_Modern_Warfare_3_box_art.png)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5f/Call_of_Duty_4_Modern_Warfare.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/Modern_Warfare_2_cover.PNG)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3a/ME3cover.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/Deus_Ex_Human_Revolution_cover.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/77/Assassins_Creed_2_Box_Art.JPG)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2b/Infamous-cover.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/61/Dragon_Age_2_cover.jpg) (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5c/Halo-_Reach_box_art.png)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on July 18, 2012, 11:45:37 pm
Browsing the Steam Summer Sale, I noticed that Might and Magic Heroes V (with all expansions) is 33% off. MMH VI is also 33% off. I played the demo for VI (which is not the tutorial, but farther into the campaign, which made me feel better about how bad I was doing), but there isn't a demo for V.

So... How do they compare? Should I get V before VI? (I'm kind of inclined to, since V and the expansions is $20 cheaper than VI alone.)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 19, 2012, 12:23:50 am
Browsing the Steam Summer Sale, I noticed that Might and Magic Heroes V (with all expansions) is 33% off. MMH VI is also 33% off. I played the demo for VI (which is not the tutorial, but farther into the campaign, which made me feel better about how bad I was doing), but there isn't a demo for V.

So... How do they compare? Should I get V before VI? (I'm kind of inclined to, since V and the expansions is $20 cheaper than VI alone.)
I've never heard of this Might and Magic Heroes of which you speak. However, on the off chance that you're referring to Heroes of Might and Magic, I'll just say I've only played II and III so I can't be of much help to you. Dreadfully sorry about that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on July 19, 2012, 02:14:20 am
Borderlands 2. Less than three months. I'll probably buy it a/two week/s after release.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 19, 2012, 05:24:06 am
Just bought the Thief Collection for less than 7 bucks.

All three games.

What have I gotten myself into?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 19, 2012, 07:38:30 am
I must say, death matches in The Ship are broken as fuck. It seems who wins depends entirely on who finds a blunderbuss or tommy gun first (seeing as there's infinite ammo in death match mode). I found one of the former and then spent the rest of the match gunning down hordes of other players like they were nothing. Even the horrible frame rate I was getting during the more intense moments still didn't help any of the poor melee weapon wielding sods.

It does make for nice trolling opportunities though. Walk up to someone who's looking a container, wait for them to turn around and BOOM! Handful of buckshot to the face!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on July 19, 2012, 09:26:17 am
Browsing the Steam Summer Sale, I noticed that Might and Magic Heroes V (with all expansions) is 33% off. MMH VI is also 33% off. I played the demo for VI (which is not the tutorial, but farther into the campaign, which made me feel better about how bad I was doing), but there isn't a demo for V.

So... How do they compare? Should I get V before VI? (I'm kind of inclined to, since V and the expansions is $20 cheaper than VI alone.)

I quite enjoy Heroes V,  but I haven't played any of VI so I can't compare. I hear Heroes VI has some technical issues so it might be better to get the fifth game as it benefits from several years of patches and expansions behind it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on July 19, 2012, 09:32:52 am
Borderlands 2. Less than three months. I'll probably buy it a/two week/s after release.
But dude, the pre-order bonuses! GOLD GUNS! ... ok, I just want an FPS I'll actually enjoy again. But still.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on July 19, 2012, 04:52:58 pm
Well, since it was on the Daily Sale special on Steam, I bought Amnesia. Now, back to screwing with monsters.

EDIT: Spoke a bit too soon. Seems that for some reason the game is insisting that my drivers are out of date even though I just updated them. Not terribly upset since it was only $5.

On another note, just got a pre-order of the new Kingdom Hearts game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 19, 2012, 06:38:25 pm
Just bought the Thief Collection for less than 7 bucks.

All three games.

What have I gotten myself into?

Probably the single best first person stealth game ever crafted by human hands?

[There's a reason my avatar is Garrett.]
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on July 20, 2012, 11:21:04 am
Borderlands 2. Less than three months. I'll probably buy it a/two week/s after release.

One of my best friends just got me into Borderlands.  Not very far through it yet, but I like it so far.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 20, 2012, 09:15:53 pm
Meanwhile, in 2006...

http://www.gamesradar.com/legend-zelda-twilight-princess-walkthrough/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/legend-zelda-twilight-princess-walkthrough/)

Personally, I can't wait for Super Mario Galaxy. It's one of the reasons I got a Wii.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_7u3nhANa4
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on July 21, 2012, 07:31:13 pm
After about close to 30 hours of gameplay I can heartily recommend Dragon's Dogma, with a combat system similar to Dark Souls and the open-world gameplay like other RPG's, it's just a barrel of fun. Taking down a massive monster by climbing up on it and ripping it apart never stops being satisfying.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on July 21, 2012, 08:05:17 pm
But dude, the pre-order bonuses! GOLD GUNS! ... ok, I just want an FPS I'll actually enjoy again. But still.

After being burnt buy Empire TW, I'm willing to wait a bit so I don't waste my money.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on July 24, 2012, 09:19:10 am
But dude, the pre-order bonuses! GOLD GUNS! ... ok, I just want an FPS I'll actually enjoy again. But still.

After being burnt buy Empire TW, I'm willing to wait a bit so I don't waste my money.
Gah, I know... burnt 3 times this year. Just hoping I don't get burnt by gearbox, because that would destroy my faith in gaming. It's my only pre-order at the moment, and their last trailer was amusing so i'm hopful.

Pretty much this and the Yakuza games(and HD remakes of the first two *dances*) are about all I'm looking forward to for a while.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on July 24, 2012, 02:53:59 pm
And I'm replaying Mass effect 2 and Dawn of war: Retribution. Space-Pirate-Orks are as funny as I remembered and the story in Mass effect has not lost its charm.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 28, 2012, 03:46:05 am
http://www.gamesradar.com/new-content-finally-added-knights-old-republic-2-modders/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/new-content-finally-added-knights-old-republic-2-modders/)

I'm sure more people would've given a fuck a few years ago.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 28, 2012, 03:58:38 am
I'll never for the life of me understand why Obsidian and LucasArts didn't just finish putting together the cut content and releasing it as an expansion pack. It would've been a guaranteed money-spinner, considering how many people liked the game in its current, broken state.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on July 28, 2012, 06:02:51 am
I'll never for the life of me understand why Obsidian and LucasArts didn't just finish putting together the cut content and releasing it as an expansion pack. It would've been a guaranteed money-spinner, considering how many people liked the game in its current, broken state.

Obsidian didn't do it because LucasArts wouldn't give them permission to. LucasArts didn't give them permission because they're fucking retarded.

LA have done their best to forget the game ever existed, seeing as how they've:

A) Refused to let Obsidian finish the game
B) Pretty much retconned everything that happened in it.
C) Refused to release the game on Steam, even though the first one is already on there.

(Also, this was back in 2004 when DLC wasn't really a thing yet)

http://www.gamesradar.com/new-content-finally-added-knights-old-republic-2-modders/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/new-content-finally-added-knights-old-republic-2-modders/)

I'm sure more people would've given a fuck a few years ago.

The mod was released around 3 years ago. This is just the final version.

Quote
That’s the project you mentioned earlier — M4-78EP?

Indeed, M4-78EP, which is going to add M4-78, the Droids’ Planet that was cut from the game, back. Reason it’s not part of TSLRCM is fact that there aren’t many dialogs left, so we have to create lot of content ourselves, which doesn’t really fit under “restoration” category. Of course, it’s going to be fully compatible with TSLRCM 1.8.

So you’ll have to write your own dialog for M4-78EP? Do you guys record voice acting where it’s missing?

Yes to both; most of M4-78 is written by now (most of it is working, in fact, but we’re still doing side quests). We record new voice overs for our dialogs, too. Finding good voice actors isn’t an easy job, but we’re doing our best to ensure voice acting is as quality as in the rest of a game.

One thing I’d like to add here, so it doesn’t seem like M4-78EP is going to be 100% new content – we use models that were left in game files, and some main plot points are based on what we were able to recover from game dialog files. Also, living Master Vash is restored (she was originally supposed to be on droid’s planet, not Korriban), along with her dialog, which is fully recorded, though unavailable in game, even with TSLRCM.

Did the team do the voice acting? Did you have auditions?

We’re doing auditions for the most part; there are some exceptions (Sith Holocron, who was with the project from the beginning, is voicing planet’s main AI, and it was decided that way loooong ago, and sometime someone is suggested to me for a role). There are also voice acting forums all over the internet, so we’re using them too – then I post a thread with a list of characters along with some audition lines. If someone sends audition I like, he gets a role (obviously).

http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/07/26/community-heroes-modders-debug-and-restore-cut-content-in-knights-of-the-old-republic-ii/

Holy shit. They're going to restore the droid planet? Now that's dedication.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 28, 2012, 10:21:44 pm
Dude, screw Silent Hill, screw every other survival horror game ever, I've found the best of them all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHjKY3_mHYg

The Slender Man.

Sleeping tonight?  LOL, NOPE.

[ETA]
I found it. (http://parsecproductions.net/)  Its free.  Its 58MB.  You're downloading it right now, aren't you?

[ETA]
Oh my fucking GOD.  Just played it for the first time...it is pretty much the only game to have ever made me jump and feel legitimate fucking dread.

I LOVE IT.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 29, 2012, 11:06:04 am
You're downloading it right now, aren't you?
Me? No. I don't much care for the prospect of shitting myself in fright.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on July 29, 2012, 11:08:06 am
I was downloading it, but I changed my mind a quarter of the way through the download.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on July 29, 2012, 12:18:25 pm
You're downloading it right now, aren't you?
Me? No. I don't much care for the prospect of shitting myself in fright.

Pfft, real men put themselves on the line and shit themselves all the time.

Anyway, I downloaded it. I'll probably wait until tonight to try it, when it's pitch black in here.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on July 29, 2012, 12:37:32 pm
Wear a diaper.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 29, 2012, 05:08:49 pm
I might play it, but then I don't want a parent rushing to my room when I scream for turning around.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on July 29, 2012, 05:14:19 pm
Don't click if you don't want help:  (With "Slender")

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on July 30, 2012, 01:19:01 pm
And remember that your flashlight battery is limited!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on July 31, 2012, 12:45:45 pm
Is this not one of the most awesome things you've ever seen? I for one cannae wait.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4W7hsDhSCBg
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on July 31, 2012, 03:22:50 pm
Zelda Western?

Pass.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on July 31, 2012, 07:44:45 pm
Lisa Foley?

Ironbite-WIN!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 01, 2012, 04:47:35 am
We were in toys R Us recently and I decided to try out their 3DS which was on display.  After about 5 minutes of it, I decided I no longer want one, as that screen just hurts my eyes.  Maybe it works better with different games (This one had Mario Tennis on it), but I didn't enjoy it at all.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 01, 2012, 04:48:39 am
We were in toys R Us recently and I decided to try out their 3DS which was on display.  After about 5 minutes of it, I decided I no longer want one, as that screen just hurts my eyes.  Maybe it works better with different games (This one had Mario Tennis on it), but I didn't enjoy it at all.

You can turn the 3D feature off.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 01, 2012, 05:25:03 am
Yeah, the 3D is a rather worthless gimmick to me.  Although like the person above me said, you can turn it off with the slider on the top screen right side.  It tends to give people headaches.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 01, 2012, 05:36:43 am
Oh, wasn't aware of that.  I'll have to try that next time we're in the store.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 01, 2012, 05:45:50 am
I don't use my 3D much on mine.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 01, 2012, 06:10:27 am
That 3D slider is probably the one of the smartest things Nintendo could've done with the 3DS.

I like the 3D myself, but it does put a strain on my eyes, and it's as simple as turning it all the way down to fix that.

The gimmick isn't enforced, which, even though I consider Nintendo's gimmicks to be enjoyable, is unusual for Nintendo.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: TheL on August 02, 2012, 08:12:04 pm
That 3D slider is probably the one of the smartest things Nintendo could've done with the 3DS.

I like the 3D myself, but it does put a strain on my eyes, and it's as simple as turning it all the way down to fix that.

The gimmick isn't enforced, which, even though I consider Nintendo's gimmicks to be enjoyable, is unusual for Nintendo.

They learned from Virtual Boy.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 02, 2012, 10:13:30 pm
I haven't played any actual 3D games on my 3DS yet (so far only old DS titles), but from what I know the frame rate halves whenever you turn on the 3D. Makes sense, seeing as the 3DS is having to render twice as much, but I can see it being a major problem, especially further down the line when the 3DS is nearing the end of its life and games are taxing its hardware much harder.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Osama bin Bambi on August 02, 2012, 10:32:58 pm
The 3DS gives me insta-headaches.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 03, 2012, 12:42:38 am
I haven't bothered with a handheld since the GameBoy Micro.  Too expensive for what ya get, if ya ask me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on August 03, 2012, 03:15:26 am
I've tried some DS and 3DS games, and I just can't bring myself to enjoy any of them. Handhelds aren't my thing.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 03, 2012, 05:04:52 am
Most of my games are for the regular DS instead of 3DS. XD
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 03, 2012, 06:31:19 am
Oi! Death Rally Remake coming to steam today!

Better than the Ipad version from what I've seen, just hoping they brought back the underground market mechanics.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 03, 2012, 11:58:34 am
Well, I just gave myself a raging nostalgia boner on Youtube by listening to the radio stations from GTAIII. My god were good times had with that game, so many good times.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 03, 2012, 02:39:40 pm
Well, I just gave myself a raging nostalgia boner on Youtube by listening to the radio stations from GTAIII. My god were good times had with that game, so many good times.

Even though I picked up GTA3 long after its prime time, one day I actually just sat down and listened to that one talk show.  Just parked my car somewhere, turned the radio to that station, and just listened.

That was awesome.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 03, 2012, 06:09:34 pm
The Secret World is playable for anyone from today to monday.  All you have to do is Sign up and install (http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/celebrate_the_first_live_month_of_the_secret_world).

Also I prefered Vice City and VC Stories Radio shows.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 03, 2012, 09:25:42 pm
Well, I just gave myself a raging nostalgia boner on Youtube by listening to the radio stations from GTAIII. My god were good times had with that game, so many good times.

Even though I picked up GTA3 long after its prime time, one day I actually just sat down and listened to that one talk show.  Just parked my car somewhere, turned the radio to that station, and just listened.

That was awesome.
Ah, but the killer bees are nothing compared to ants. You cannot kill them, they're like sheep, they're going to take over.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on August 03, 2012, 10:07:52 pm
Vice City had some really funny shit on the radios.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 03, 2012, 10:09:01 pm
Indeed. K-Chat and VCPR were both pure gold.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 03, 2012, 10:35:46 pm
Guys, I have 175 games on my laptop.

I think I have a problem since I bought a bunch of bundles...

Help.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 04, 2012, 02:57:37 am
I'd say give some ta me, but alas, I'm lacking a Steam account.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 04, 2012, 05:05:12 am
It wouldn't work anyways since they're all attached to my account. Unless they made it to where you can swap redeemed games. Which would be weird.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: TheL on August 05, 2012, 03:37:10 pm
I'm enjoying the 3DS, but that's largely because I was a huge N64 fangirl and made sure to get the new versions of OoT and Starfox 64.

As awesome as the updated graphics, gyro controls, and optional 3D are, I actually find myself missing the old, clunky N64 graphics.  Does that make me an old fuddy-duddy?

(Current 3DS game list:
Cartridges
Pokemon Black
Lego PotC
Sonic Generations
Ocarina of Time 3D
Starfox 64 3D

I also have some downloadable games, but other than Tetris and Zuma's Revenge I don't really bother with them.)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 06, 2012, 02:52:35 pm
Alright. Here is the faction map for Elder Scrolls: Online. Does anyone but me see a problem with this?

http://i.imgur.com/Y2buy.png (http://i.imgur.com/Y2buy.png)

Most of the races that they paired up completely despise each other in one way or another. How much do you have to twist the existing lore to make the Dunmer and Argonians allies? Did they miss the part where those two races took turns enslaving each other for thousands of years? Most of these alliances don't make a damn bit of sense, even thousands of years before Skyrim.

Every other part of the game looks awful too, but that's what stood out for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 06, 2012, 05:46:59 pm
Well, nations that normally hate one another have been known to join together to fight a mutual enemy, usually because they both see said enemy as a greater threat than the other is.  So, while unlikely, its not impossible, nor is it unknown.

In this case, Morrowind and Black Marsh could've joined forces because of the threat of the Aldmeri Dominion.  Remember how bad they are in Skyrim?  No reason those high elf fucks can't be a threat at any other time in history, considering they all seem to come off as condescending, nose-in-the-air, holier-than-thou twats who think fucking everyone, man or elf, is below them at the best of times...at the worst?  A plague keeping them back from their rightful dominion over Tamriel, if not all of bloody Nirn.

Personally, I'd like to see a game or add-on that incorporates Akavir.  We see and read so much about it, but we never, ever get to go there.  Come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn...we've been everywhere else, pretty much.  Tamriel is old news, give me Akavir!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 06, 2012, 05:59:23 pm
Perhaps that'd be the next game's location?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 06, 2012, 06:03:23 pm
You have no idea how fast that'd make me tear my jeans like the Hulk, from the awesome.

Also, been derping around with the latest version of Technic Minecraft.  I have to say, I think I'm gonna enjoy the electric engines.  Steam engines are cool, but require coal.  Combustion engines will blow the fuck up unless you keep em fed with water, which is just more fucking overhead.  Electric?  I got one that runs as fast as steam, and I'm running it off two low-voltage solar arrays being fed thru a MFE (after goin thru a step-down LV transformer, of course).

I got a condenser in two days.  Three days, and I've got a small solar stack going, a macerator, an extractor, a MFE, step-down transformer, and about two stacks of glass fibre cable.  I only -ever- use glass fibre cable, too...yes, its much more expensive than your standard fare, but it requires no insulation, has very little distance-based power loss (-1EU/t per 40 blocks), can handle power straight from a fucking nuclear reactor, and is totally safe to stand on.  Well, well worth the cost, if ya ask me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 06, 2012, 06:12:36 pm
From what we know so far, Akavir appears to be modeled after East-Asian cultures. The Blades trace their lineage from Akavir, which explains why their buildings look like this. (http://www.projectmanager.f2s.com/morrowind/Tamrielx2/ScreenShot405.jpg)

Also, there is the "Akaviri Sword" in Oblivion and the "Blades Sword" in Skyrim which are both pretty much katanas.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 06, 2012, 06:15:38 pm
K I'm kinda hoping in the next Fallout game we're able to choose other races other then human.  Would really love to play as a Ghoul or a Super Mutant.

Ironbite-no Death Claw though...that would suck.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on August 07, 2012, 03:07:47 pm
Also, been derping around with the latest version of Technic Minecraft.  I have to say, I think I'm gonna enjoy the electric engines.  Steam engines are cool, but require coal.  Combustion engines will blow the fuck up unless you keep em fed with water, which is just more fucking overhead.  Electric?  I got one that runs as fast as steam, and I'm running it off two low-voltage solar arrays being fed thru a MFE (after goin thru a step-down LV transformer, of course).

I got a condenser in two days.  Three days, and I've got a small solar stack going, a macerator, an extractor, a MFE, step-down transformer, and about two stacks of glass fibre cable.  I only -ever- use glass fibre cable, too...yes, its much more expensive than your standard fare, but it requires no insulation, has very little distance-based power loss (-1EU/t per 40 blocks), can handle power straight from a fucking nuclear reactor, and is totally safe to stand on.  Well, well worth the cost, if ya ask me.

I've run IC2 several times in the past and always wanted to step up to the Technic Pack. The extra stuff it adds on top of the already completely awesome IC2 stuff just sounds incredible.

That said, glass fiber cable is so outrageously expensive that I pretty much only use it to run from my nuclear reactor to an MFSU, and then from there wire things with gold or copper wire (or iron cabling for the high-end stuff). That said, I've always dreamed of building this remote nuclear complex with huge power transmission infrastructure spreading around the map. Usually I just build a massively shielded sub-basement to house the reactor.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 07, 2012, 06:42:33 pm
I've run IC2 several times in the past and always wanted to step up to the Technic Pack. The extra stuff it adds on top of the already completely awesome IC2 stuff just sounds incredible.

That said, glass fiber cable is so outrageously expensive that I pretty much only use it to run from my nuclear reactor to an MFSU, and then from there wire things with gold or copper wire (or iron cabling for the high-end stuff). That said, I've always dreamed of building this remote nuclear complex with huge power transmission infrastructure spreading around the map. Usually I just build a massively shielded sub-basement to house the reactor.
I find I never need a nuclear reactor. Solar does the job just fine, especially high voltage solar arrays. It gives you assloads of power with no need to keep it supplied with uranium.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 07, 2012, 07:07:09 pm
I've run IC2 several times in the past and always wanted to step up to the Technic Pack. The extra stuff it adds on top of the already completely awesome IC2 stuff just sounds incredible.

That said, glass fiber cable is so outrageously expensive that I pretty much only use it to run from my nuclear reactor to an MFSU, and then from there wire things with gold or copper wire (or iron cabling for the high-end stuff). That said, I've always dreamed of building this remote nuclear complex with huge power transmission infrastructure spreading around the map. Usually I just build a massively shielded sub-basement to house the reactor.
I find I never need a nuclear reactor. Solar does the job just fine, especially high voltage solar arrays. It gives you assloads of power with no need to keep it supplied with uranium.

Though, you gotta admit, there's just something inherently cool about being able to say you've got a fucking nuclear reactor powering your home.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 07, 2012, 08:01:50 pm
So I've been talked into it.  Next payday, getting Skyrim.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on August 07, 2012, 10:28:10 pm
I've run IC2 several times in the past and always wanted to step up to the Technic Pack. The extra stuff it adds on top of the already completely awesome IC2 stuff just sounds incredible.

That said, glass fiber cable is so outrageously expensive that I pretty much only use it to run from my nuclear reactor to an MFSU, and then from there wire things with gold or copper wire (or iron cabling for the high-end stuff). That said, I've always dreamed of building this remote nuclear complex with huge power transmission infrastructure spreading around the map. Usually I just build a massively shielded sub-basement to house the reactor.
I find I never need a nuclear reactor. Solar does the job just fine, especially high voltage solar arrays. It gives you assloads of power with no need to keep it supplied with uranium.

Nuclear power is fairly vital for producing quantum armor and maintaining a teleport network. Neither of that stuff is crucial, but it is awesome. My next stop is visiting The End to kill the Enderdragon with a laser rifle.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 07, 2012, 11:11:08 pm
Am I the only one that feels like a badass when I knock Ghasts' fireballs back at them and kill them with 'em?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 08, 2012, 07:37:21 am
Guys, if you have an iPhone and like free games, download "The Heist" right now. It's currently a free app and your reward for beating the game are free Steam keys for World of Goo, Puzzle Agent and Eets. I must say, it's a bloody good deal.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on August 08, 2012, 09:06:11 am
So I've been talked into it.  Next payday, getting Skyrim.

Bye, ironbite. It was nice knowing you.  Once you start playing, we will never see you again. ;D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 08, 2012, 05:09:38 pm
Oh please it's not like I get obsessed with the games I play.

Ironbite-*whistles while paying no attention to his current avatar*
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on August 08, 2012, 05:52:22 pm
So rumors say Thief 4 is gonna be launched on next gen consoles (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/362035/thief-4-switched-to-next-gen-consoles/)

This news reminded me that I still need to complete the first two games in the series.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 09, 2012, 05:54:00 am
I just finished Puzzle Agent, and I have to say I had a great time with it. It's a blatant and unashamed Professor Layton clone, but it's a damn good Professor Layton clone. The hand drawn art style is very pleasing to the eye, the puzzles are interesting and engaging (if a little on the easy side) and it actually solves the age old point-and-click problem of having to pixel hunt for everything. It's a little on the short side, but that's to be expected from a $10 indie. All in all, I'd highly recommend it.

My favourite part of all has to be the fact that my favourite DS series of games is becoming popular enough for other developers to start making clones. It is a damn good formula, after all.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 09, 2012, 06:04:41 am
Oh please it's not like I get obsessed with the games I play.

Ironbite-*whistles while paying no attention to his current avatar*

Let's take a vote, how many cities in Skyrim will have a 'burn him to the ground on sight' bounty for Ironbite's character by the end of the week?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: starseeker on August 09, 2012, 08:04:33 am
Oh please it's not like I get obsessed with the games I play.

Ironbite-*whistles while paying no attention to his current avatar*

Let's take a vote, how many cities in Skyrim will have a 'burn him to the ground on sight' bounty for Ironbite's character by the end of the week?

All of them?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 09, 2012, 08:11:26 am
When playing skyrim, it's incredibly useful to have a map with you. The in-game map is not very useful.

This is the best one:

http://www.gamebanshee.com/showshot.php?/skyrim/mapofskyrim/skyrimmap.png
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 09, 2012, 09:16:03 pm
Hey how can they afford to pay the bounty after I rob them all blind?

Ironbite-huh"?  answer that Mr. Smarty Pants.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 09, 2012, 09:25:31 pm
Hey how can they afford to pay the bounty after I rob them all blind?

Ironbite-huh"?  answer that Mr. Smarty Pants.
I'm guessing they'll take the funds off your corpse.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on August 09, 2012, 09:46:53 pm
Aaaand MapleStory's available on Steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/216150/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/216150/)

Ugh.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 09, 2012, 09:49:55 pm
Hey how can they afford to pay the bounty after I rob them all blind?

Ironbite-huh"?  answer that Mr. Smarty Pants.
I'm guessing they'll take the funds off your corpse.
Plus you can only haul so much and not become a pin cushion.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 09, 2012, 10:45:48 pm
See they'll have to know I stole from them and how they gonna do that if they have no eyes?

Ironbite-and are on fire?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 09, 2012, 10:55:23 pm
Aaaand MapleStory's available on Steam.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/216150/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/216150/)

Ugh.

So is Secret World.

Was only a matter a time for maplestory to show up after all the other nexon games..
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 10, 2012, 04:59:05 am
See they'll have to know I stole from them and how they gonna do that if they have no eyes?

Ironbite-and are on fire?

We'll just have to wait and see just how sneaky you are for a big metal lizard.

I once got an entire town mad at me when one of my arrows missed the dragon we were all fighting and hit someone who swore he was forever in my debt (after I had helped him 2 minutes earlier).  And I was trying to be nice because I liked that town.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on August 11, 2012, 10:40:59 am
Getting off of ironbite and Skyrim for a bit...

I beat Ys Seven last night. Longest final boss ever if you don't grind.

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on August 12, 2012, 10:21:34 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONWTGEZKzn8
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 13, 2012, 07:22:45 am
It's almost Halloween (We start celebrating in September.  Gives us more time.), so I'm breaking out the horror stories, horror movies, and horror games (including using Mythic for some solo RPG's).  I already have Dead Space 2 and Left 4 Dead 2.  I'm thinking of rebuying Bioshock, but has anyone played the second game, and is it any good?

Does anyone have any other reccommendations (Ps2 or 360.  My comp won't run a lot of the games)?  I'm not in favor of games where you spend more time worrying about the control then running from or killing monsters (I really wanted to enjoy Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Fatal Frame, but that issue turned me away).  I'm all for jump scares, creepy atmospheres, etc. though.

Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on August 13, 2012, 07:47:18 am
Amnesia: Dark Descent.

I've never played it, but if it scared the crap out of Jazzy, it must be good :o
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on August 13, 2012, 08:09:44 am
That's not on PS2 or 360, though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 13, 2012, 08:47:40 am
It's almost Halloween (We start celebrating in September.  Gives us more time.), so I'm breaking out the horror stories, horror movies, and horror games (including using Mythic for some solo RPG's).  I already have Dead Space 2 and Left 4 Dead 2.  I'm thinking of rebuying Bioshock, but has anyone played the second game, and is it any good?

Does anyone have any other reccommendations (Ps2 or 360.  My comp won't run a lot of the games)?  I'm not in favor of games where you spend more time worrying about the control then running from or killing monsters (I really wanted to enjoy Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and Fatal Frame, but that issue turned me away).  I'm all for jump scares, creepy atmospheres, etc. though.

Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.
Penumbra (all three of them). It's on PC, but it's old enough that even my shitty laptop can run them so you'll do fine. It's also by Frictional, a developer who really knows their shit when it comes to survival horror. All in all, you can't go wrong.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 13, 2012, 08:52:13 am
Thanks, I'll look it up.  My computer freezes a lot now, but if it's cheap, I'll give the game a try. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on August 13, 2012, 08:57:51 am
That's not on PS2 or 360, though.

Oops, I missed that part :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 13, 2012, 08:59:30 am
Thanks, I'll look it up.  My computer freezes a lot now, but if it's cheap, I'll give the game a try. 
All three of them are $20 on Steam.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 13, 2012, 11:05:25 am
I might check out Amazon instead.  I'd rather have a hard copy, in case Murphy decides to check out my computer.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 13, 2012, 01:10:46 pm
I must say, I'm really loving this week's Jimquisition episode (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/6147-Old-Man-Mario?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=videos). I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the Mario franchise has been horribly stagnant as of late.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on August 13, 2012, 07:08:43 pm
PC gamers who enjoy a good challenge should be advised, Dark Souls releases on Steam 10 days from now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 13, 2012, 07:54:53 pm
Skyrim is a completionist's nightmare.

I'm over 110 hours in and I haven't even gone up to High Hrothgar in the main quest-line yet. I've just been dicking around doing all of the side-quests in the holds. I actually have a pattern in that I go to one hold at a time and do all of the side-quests there before moving on to the next hold. First I did Whiterun, then Falkreath, and now I'm in The Rift, and I think next is either The Reach or Eastmarch.

Sometimes, you'll pass random guards and they'll remark, "I wonder what the Dragonborn does when they're summoned by the Greybeards"

...To which I'd respond, "If that Dragonborn happens to be me, then they fuck around for several months performing fetch quest for random strangers and becoming the supreme leader of every guild in the entire country."

Fuck the Greybeards, they can wait. I have 50 more random caves full of bandits to kill so I can loot all their shit and sell it off to merchants.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 13, 2012, 08:14:16 pm
I'm still fucking around in New Vegas.  Haven't even returned the Platinum Chip back to Mr. House.

Ironbite-and I'm almost at level cap.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on August 13, 2012, 08:36:38 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/neo-geo-gold-gets-release-date-and-price/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/neo-geo-gold-gets-release-date-and-price/)

[Drools]
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 14, 2012, 03:38:00 am
Just gotta show off my girl's new armor in DDO...so awesomeeeeeeeeeee.

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_Sarandhra-DeRosan_14-Aug-2012.jpg) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=Sarandhra-DeRosan_14-Aug-2012.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on August 14, 2012, 06:51:00 pm
http://store.steampowered.com/app/206250/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/206250/)

...If I didn't already beat the PSP version all the way through the post-post-game (no, that isn't a typo), I would be drooling.

PC gamers who enjoy a good challenge should be advised, Dark Souls releases on Steam 10 days from now.

Games For Windows Live DRM is sort of a dealbreaker for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 14, 2012, 06:56:32 pm
Welp...the people asked for it so Valve gave it to them.  Ladies and Gentlemen....I give you...

Mann vs. Machine (http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/)

Ironbite-yep...co-op.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 14, 2012, 07:05:19 pm
Welp...the people asked for it so Valve gave it to them.  Ladies and Gentlemen....I give you...

Mann vs. Machine (http://www.teamfortress.com/mvm/)

Ironbite-yep...co-op.

There is a disturbance in the force.

As if a million voices cried out in joy and haven't stopped.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 14, 2012, 08:11:08 pm
Ok so for those of you too lazy to click the link, it's been revealed that there's a third Mann brother who's been kept alive all these years.  Yes there is a story to this fucking glorified deathmatch game.  So he shows up, kills his brothers, then sets sight on Mann Co.  Because his brothers were idiots and didn't understand that their dad had left them land that is...useless.

So he's built a machine that will drive up to a random Mann Co. building then unleash robotic versions of the Team Fortress dudes.  Wave after wave after wave.  And it's your job, along with 5 of your buddies, to fend off these waves.  And the video indicates that this is a mix of Red and Blue.  So yeah...CO-OP!

Ironbite-it's...so awesome.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Bender_Rodríguez on August 15, 2012, 11:57:18 pm
New version of Final Fantasy for PC was released today.  I've heard good things about it except for the music.  It still uses the midi music that came with the original PC version.  Here's the link for those interested http://finalfantasyviipc.com/us (http://finalfantasyviipc.com/us).  I'm pretty sure it's NA only though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 16, 2012, 12:58:54 am
I wonder if it fixed the horrid translation at least.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 16, 2012, 04:21:18 pm
It would seem that a 75% off Portal 2 voucher has just appeared in my Steam inventory. I can't use it, seeing as I already have Portal 2, so if any of you lot want it then let me know.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on August 16, 2012, 04:59:02 pm
Hey I'll take it off your hands then, my Steam name is Wheelworld.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 16, 2012, 05:07:39 pm
Righto then.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Normandy on August 16, 2012, 09:20:13 pm
It would seem that a 75% off Portal 2 voucher has just appeared in my Steam inventory. I can't use it, seeing as I already have Portal 2, so if any of you lot want it then let me know.
The exact same thing happened to me.  It's free to anyone who wants it.  Just give me your Steam name since I don't think I've added many of you on Steam yet.

Edit: I also have some three-day guest passes for Red Orchestra 2 if anyone wants one of those.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 16, 2012, 10:16:43 pm
I have Skyrim.  And I found out that killing a chicken pisses people off.

Ironbite-not sure why though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 16, 2012, 10:28:53 pm
I have Skyrim.  And I found out that killing a chicken pisses people off.

Ironbite-not sure why though.

Same logic being shooting foxes that get into your chicken coop.  Protect your food source :P
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on August 16, 2012, 10:41:36 pm
Apparently, the thing with the Portal 2 Coupons is because the level editor now works with co-op.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RinellaWasHere on August 17, 2012, 01:42:08 am
I've preordered Dishonored. Quite excited.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 17, 2012, 01:50:47 am
I have Skyrim.  And I found out that killing a chicken pisses people off.

Ironbite-not sure why though.
Gee, can't imagine why people would be a little miffed at you killing their livestock. It's a complete fucking mystery.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 17, 2012, 04:58:58 am
I have Skyrim.  And I found out that killing a chicken pisses people off.

Ironbite-not sure why though.

Chickens are also witnesses who'll rat you out if they see you kill someone.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 17, 2012, 05:56:33 am
I wonder if it fixed the horrid translation at least.
Hope you enjoy MIDI music.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: FirsthandTuna on August 17, 2012, 09:16:23 am
I have Skyrim.  And I found out that killing a chicken pisses people off.

Ironbite-not sure why though.

Chickens are also witnesses who'll rat you out if they see you kill someone.

That got fixed.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 17, 2012, 10:01:42 am
I have to say, I'm absolutely loving Railroad Tycoon 3 right now. I tell you, no game has grabbed my attention like this in years. Most games I play in very short spurts before my gaming ADD takes over and I lost interest, but with this one I actually played for something like 11 hours straight and didn't even notice. I must say, I've really missed the feeling of playing such an engrossing game. It's great to have it back.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 17, 2012, 01:52:49 pm
I wonder if it fixed the horrid translation at least.
Hope you enjoy MIDI music.

I have a soft spot in my heart for midi music.  Ah, the nostalgia...

Though if the translation isn't fixed, then there's no point.  I'm not rebuying a game just for achievements.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Bender_Rodríguez on August 17, 2012, 08:54:27 pm
I wonder if it fixed the horrid translation at least.
Hope you enjoy MIDI music.

You can find the better music out there.  I'm playing through my old copy now and have the music mod installed.  While it's not quite the same as having the right music, it's still pretty good.  I don't think they fixed the translation either.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 17, 2012, 09:23:08 pm
I have Skyrim.  And I found out that killing a chicken pisses people off.

Ironbite-not sure why though.

Chickens are also witnesses who'll rat you out if they see you kill someone.

THEY MUST ALL DIE THEN!

Ironbite-also I have Lydia now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 18, 2012, 01:00:08 am
I have Skyrim.  And I found out that killing a chicken pisses people off.

Ironbite-not sure why though.

I'm pretty sure that chickens are marked in the game's code as "pets", so killing them will incur the same reaction from their owners that killing a family member would.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 18, 2012, 06:02:50 am
I have Skyrim.  And I found out that killing a chicken pisses people off.

Ironbite-not sure why though.

I'm pretty sure that chickens are marked in the game's code as "pets", so killing them will incur the same reaction from their owners that killing a family member would.
I'm always stunned how many people walk into the first town and immediately attempt to kill a chicken, and then wonder why the town is pissed at them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 18, 2012, 06:17:23 am
I always wonder why they kill that chicken in the first place. It's a stupid, pointless thing to do. The chickens in the game are basically scenery. My urge to kill them is about a strong as my urge to start hacking at the damn trees.

Seriously. I don't get it. Why does everyone but me get the uncontrollable urge to slaughter that same chicken? I've walked by hundreds of chickens in the game and never paid them any more than a passing glance.


Also, I'm not sure why everyone refers to Riverwood as simply "the first town". The town has a name, you know.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 18, 2012, 06:27:49 am
Seriously. I don't get it. Why does everyone but me get the uncontrollable urge to slaughter that same chicken? I've walked by hundreds of chickens in the game and never paid them any more than a passing glance.
Being small and relatively quick they do make good target practice while you're getting used to how the bows work(plus kill cam on a chicken is funny as hell), but beyond that I've got nothing.

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Also, I'm not sure why everyone refers to Riverwood as simply "the first town". The town has a name, you know.
I've seen it happen when people started wandering in other directions, found a chicken, killed it anyway. Some folks take a perverse pride in doing as little of the main story as possible.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 18, 2012, 09:03:12 am
its blow back from zelda I think.  at least on my part

ironbite-also gonna do a game log on my livejournal.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 18, 2012, 03:31:16 pm
I always wonder why they kill that chicken in the first place.

It's because there are no kittens in the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 18, 2012, 03:56:52 pm
Seriously. I don't get it. Why does everyone but me get the uncontrollable urge to slaughter that same chicken? I've walked by hundreds of chickens in the game and never paid them any more than a passing glance.
Being small and relatively quick they do make good target practice while you're getting used to how the bows work(plus kill cam on a chicken is funny as hell), but beyond that I've got nothing.

Dunno bout anyone else, but I find smashing chickens with a huge fucking hammer hilarious.  Crunch go da chicken!

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Also, I'm not sure why everyone refers to Riverwood as simply "the first town". The town has a name, you know.
I've seen it happen when people started wandering in other directions, found a chicken, killed it anyway. Some folks take a perverse pride in doing as little of the main story as possible.

I get to about the point where dragons start spawning on their own, then...I get distracted by killing the dragons and setting bandits on fire, lol.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on August 19, 2012, 03:00:45 pm
I'm rather annoyed with The End in Minecraft, because I spawn there and am immediately knocked out of the world by the dragon. I have no chance of dodging or fighting -- it's like a bad glitch, as if he's always waiting at my spawn point.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 19, 2012, 05:40:36 pm
WHY CAN'T I KILL GIANTS IN FUCKING SKYRIM!?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RinellaWasHere on August 19, 2012, 05:48:12 pm
Just run, Ibby. They're still tough to kill at level fifty, and most of them are content to let you pass.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 19, 2012, 05:48:54 pm
I did manage to kill two but one killed Lydia and I can't let my beast of bur...I mean Housecarl die like that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: FirsthandTuna on August 19, 2012, 05:51:20 pm
WHY CAN'T I KILL GIANTS IN FUCKING SKYRIM!?

Get a bow. Learn to kite.

Or shoot one and then run into that little tower near Whiterun where you fight the first dragon. They can't fit through the archway.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RinellaWasHere on August 19, 2012, 05:53:18 pm
My Lydia got killed by a dragon, and I didn't realize she had died until I'd fast-traveled away and back about three times looking for her. So I put on my roleplaying hat and gave her a heartfelt lore-accurate funeral in the nearby river.

And yes, a step in that funeral may have involved taking all the useful gear she had, but it was in character, dammit.

In all seriousness, losing her actually did tear me up a little. I didn't take another follower for about two months, and I heal my new one, Kharjo, constantly and reload saves if he dies.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 19, 2012, 06:03:07 pm
I need to get my hands on a house.  I think I have a free one in Riverwood but I'm not sure.

Ironbite-I kinda miss New Vegas where companions don't die in casual...they just fall asleep.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 19, 2012, 06:09:30 pm
You can get a house in Whiterun after you kill the first dragon.  I think you technically get the house in Riverrun if you marry the shopkeeper's sister.  Too bad he has to live there to (You don't want to kill him; he's great for selling items back to).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 19, 2012, 06:13:48 pm
I remember someone gave me a key in the first big town that doesn't get fucked by a dragon.  Not sure if it's for a house or what.

Ironbite-also the house in Whiterun costs 5000....argness.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: tygerarmy on August 20, 2012, 02:35:04 am
I just started playing Skyrim again.  I just gotta unlock the werewolf and vampire achievements from Dawnguard.
I'm on my fifth play through.  Enemies are based on your level but Giants have a higher minimum level so you may not be strong enough to take them out.  I was just annoyed how Shadowmere was made not essential this game and can now dies all the time at high levels and then respawns a month later where he died.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 20, 2012, 06:47:16 am
I remember someone gave me a key in the first big town that doesn't get fucked by a dragon.  Not sure if it's for a house or what.

Ironbite-also the house in Whiterun costs 5000....argness.
Give it a while and some side quests, I've managed 3k in the normal course of events up until you get the chance to buy it. A couple side runs and instant house.

Bug some people for jobs, it typically does the trick.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RinellaWasHere on August 20, 2012, 01:06:20 pm
If you're not up to date on patches, don't buy the mansion in Solitude. It's a little glitchy in the base game. Hjerim, the house in Windhelm, kicks ass, however.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 20, 2012, 02:49:09 pm
I remember someone gave me a key in the first big town that doesn't get fucked by a dragon.  Not sure if it's for a house or what.

Ironbite-also the house in Whiterun costs 5000....argness.

What's the name of the key?

As a personal side note, I has now amassed a total of 200,000 gold.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 20, 2012, 03:29:32 pm
Its the key to the house of the Stormcloak dude's sister's house.

Ironbite-which I can't really find and am not gonna worry bout.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 20, 2012, 03:33:24 pm
Its the key to the house of the Stormcloak dude's sister's house.

Ironbite-which I can't really find and am not gonna worry bout.

It's not very useful unless you're near Riverwood and need a free place to sleep.

It's number 5

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 21, 2012, 01:24:27 pm
Since we're yammering on about skyrim.

Any suggestions on improving armor skills? I have this habit of killing things in one hit, or dying. I'd like to avoid that.

That said, enhanced dwarven crossbow shooting exploding fire bolts is a blast. Literally. Don't use it close to the target.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 21, 2012, 01:32:36 pm
Since we yammering on about skyrim.

Any suggestions on improving armor skills? I have this habit of killing things in one hit, or dying. I'd like to avoid that.

That said, enhanced dwarven crossbow shooting exploding fire bolts is a blast. Literally. Don't use it close to the target.

If your going for heavy armor, complete the Companions quest-line and get Farkas as a follower. He's a high-level heavy armor trainer. He's also a follower, which means you can just ask to see his inventory to take the training fee back afterwards.

There's also the old "Stand there getting hit and keep healing yourself" trick.

Armor skill increases whenever your armor successfully resists damage. Therefore, the only way to level it up in combat is to get hit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 22, 2012, 05:04:16 am
There's always the Alchemy trick to make your weapons and armor superpowerful, so you can drop a dragon or giant in one hit.  The problem is the game gets a little boring at that point.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on August 22, 2012, 06:57:22 am
Since we're yammering on about skyrim.

Any suggestions on improving armor skills? I have this habit of killing things in one hit, or dying. I'd like to avoid that.

Raise the difficulty. I normally play on the easiest difficulty, but on my current playthrough, I am using all skills, so need to be able to use them as much as possible. Raising the difficulty means I get hit more (light and heavy armor goes up) and I have to hit more (1-handed, 2-handed, and Destruction increase).

You can change difficulty in the middle of combat, so if you encounter something you cannot kill or run away from, drop the difficulty until you finish the fight.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: FirsthandTuna on August 22, 2012, 07:16:16 am
Since we're yammering on about skyrim.

Any suggestions on improving armor skills? I have this habit of killing things in one hit, or dying. I'd like to avoid that.

That said, enhanced dwarven crossbow shooting exploding fire bolts is a blast. Literally. Don't use it close to the target.

Find a wolf and just let it take bites out of you. Or a skeever. Heal yourself when needed. This also works for block.

Unrelated to Skyrim: Will anyone be playing GW2 when it's released?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 22, 2012, 08:26:37 am
I'm not sure, actually.  So far, the game hasn't really done anything that made me go "OH MAN!  I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS MMO TO BE RELEASED! :D"

It's done some things that are interesting, and I like some of the races, but I'm having trouble finding that urge to play.

I wonder if it has anything to do with me trying out the 24 hour free trial of the original Guild Wars and absolutely hating it...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: FirsthandTuna on August 22, 2012, 08:28:31 am
I'm not sure, actually.  So far, the game hasn't really done anything that made me go "OH MAN!  I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS MMO TO BE RELEASED! :D"

It's done some things that are interesting, and I like some of the races, but I'm having trouble finding that urge to play.

I wonder if it has anything to do with me trying out the 24 hour free trial of the original Guild Wars and absolutely hating it...

I pre-ordered and participated in all the beta events. GW2 is super different from the first game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 22, 2012, 08:38:43 am
I'm not sure, actually.  So far, the game hasn't really done anything that made me go "OH MAN!  I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS MMO TO BE RELEASED! :D"

It's done some things that are interesting, and I like some of the races, but I'm having trouble finding that urge to play.

I wonder if it has anything to do with me trying out the 24 hour free trial of the original Guild Wars and absolutely hating it...

I pre-ordered and participated in all the beta events. GW2 is super different from the first game.

I could actually tell it was super different, but like I said, I wonder if my experience with the first game is making me feel "meh" about the sequel.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: FirsthandTuna on August 22, 2012, 08:46:42 am
I'm not sure, actually.  So far, the game hasn't really done anything that made me go "OH MAN!  I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS MMO TO BE RELEASED! :D"

It's done some things that are interesting, and I like some of the races, but I'm having trouble finding that urge to play.

I wonder if it has anything to do with me trying out the 24 hour free trial of the original Guild Wars and absolutely hating it...

I pre-ordered and participated in all the beta events. GW2 is super different from the first game.

I could actually tell it was super different, but like I said, I wonder if my experience with the first game is making me feel "meh" about the sequel.

Yeah, I can see that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 22, 2012, 11:25:25 am
Well folks, it's the end of an era.

Nintendo Power Magazine is finally coming to an end.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/08/source-nintendo-power-magazine-to-cease-publication/

Their maps and cheats were the shit back before we had internet in the house.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 22, 2012, 11:39:53 am
The mechwarrior online founders packs finally have a drop dead date of september 6th. I'm thinking of dropping 60 for a hunchback o'doom myself.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Bender_Rodríguez on August 22, 2012, 02:47:10 pm
Well folks, it's the end of an era.

Nintendo Power Magazine is finally coming to an end.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/08/source-nintendo-power-magazine-to-cease-publication/

Their maps and cheats were the shit back before we had internet in the house.

NP was still around?  I still have a large collection of them from the late 80s to the early 90s. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: SimSim on August 22, 2012, 03:47:35 pm
The mechwarrior online founders packs finally have a drop dead date of september 6th. I'm thinking of dropping 60 for a hunchback o'doom myself.
Buy me a Fafnir, I'll settle for an Atlas. :p
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 22, 2012, 03:59:30 pm
The mechwarrior online founders packs finally have a drop dead date of september 6th. I'm thinking of dropping 60 for a hunchback o'doom myself.
Buy me a Fafnir, I'll settle for an Atlas. :p
Hey, 60 and you can get an Atlas with special bonuses built in. I just think they're slow as hell and I can cram jump jets into a hunch back.

Also: Atlas http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvXEflnmwNM
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: SimSim on August 22, 2012, 05:00:31 pm
Yeah, they really are hulking lumbering targets, but they're still cool. When I play battletech I tend to do mix light and mediums.

Sadly the game is Windows only, so no Mechwarrior Online for me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on August 22, 2012, 06:23:18 pm
The mechwarrior online founders packs finally have a drop dead date of september 6th. I'm thinking of dropping 60 for a hunchback o'doom myself.

Shit yes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 23, 2012, 03:20:05 am
I'm not sure, actually.  So far, the game hasn't really done anything that made me go "OH MAN!  I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS MMO TO BE RELEASED! :D"

It's done some things that are interesting, and I like some of the races, but I'm having trouble finding that urge to play.

I wonder if it has anything to do with me trying out the 24 hour free trial of the original Guild Wars and absolutely hating it...

I pre-ordered and participated in all the beta events. GW2 is super different from the first game.

I could actually tell it was super different, but like I said, I wonder if my experience with the first game is making me feel "meh" about the sequel.

Yeah, I can see that.

Oh yeah, another aspect is that I actually don't like PvP that much.  When it comes to multiplayer games, I've always loved co-operative play over competitive play.

Games that are 80% PvP are instantly turn offs for me :-/
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on August 23, 2012, 05:04:51 pm
I haven't done any PvP in Guild Wars, and I still enjoy it. I only play with a friend though, since it's not nearly as fun otherwise.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 23, 2012, 06:10:35 pm
So this is on steam now. (http://store.steampowered.com/app/208580/)

Everything I've heard about it has been that it isn't worth it in it's original state.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 23, 2012, 06:19:27 pm
So this is on steam now. (http://store.steampowered.com/app/208580/)

Everything I've heard about it has been that it isn't worth it in it's original state.

http://deadlystream.com/forum/files/file/197-tsl-restored-content-mod/

Luckily, you don't have to play it in it's original state.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 23, 2012, 07:12:38 pm
So this is on steam now. (http://store.steampowered.com/app/208580/)

Everything I've heard about it has been that it isn't worth it in it's original state.

http://deadlystream.com/forum/files/file/197-tsl-restored-content-mod/

Luckily, you don't have to play it in it's original state.

Oh good, a game I would have to mod to get everything out of it.  It's like Masquerade all over again.

TWEWY 2? (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/subaseka/sp.html)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 24, 2012, 01:34:51 am
Irritated as fuuuuuuuuuuuck right now.  Rolled up a new Monk in DDO, a Dex-based TWF Light Monk with the Shintao prestige line goin.  So, I decided to join a group doin Tear of Dhakaan.  Simple enough, go in, butcher some hobgoblins, maybe steal an artifact, and kill their leader.  Well, before I got to the entrance, the group, which had entered long before I'd joined up, wiped except one guy, an Artificer.  "Least I have someone who can deal some damage," I thought.

Damage, he dealt.  However, when we were going for the soul stones of our comrades, I got all of em, got mobbed by a group of hobgoblins, ran outta heals, and the Arty just...fucked off.  While I was fucking surrounded by dickheads I couldn't fucking jump over.  Apparently, he thought I'd follow him, which is fucking retarded, because I couldn't fucking move, because I was being mobbed to hell and back.

Mother.  Fucking.  DUMBASS.

Oh, and his idiocy got me killed, and he ended up getting butchered...and had the fucking balls to blame me for the wipe.  Yeah, keep rolling in your delusion, dickhead.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 24, 2012, 01:40:35 am
That is the suck :(

The DDO playerbase has declined a lot recently, and not just because it went F2P...

Oh, I know that that stuff has been happening since the first party in the first MMO, but I'm talking about the frequency of it, as well as the whargarbl that goes on in the forums.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 24, 2012, 01:46:14 am
Ha, I learned from the NoX and TTLG forums that gaming forums are generally to be avoided unless visiting is absolutely necessary.

Also, I haven't had that many experiences like that in DDO...which is likely the reason why its so damned grating.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 24, 2012, 02:03:09 am
Ha, I learned from the NoX and TTLG forums that gaming forums are generally to be avoided unless visiting is absolutely necessary.

Also, I haven't had that many experiences like that in DDO...which is likely the reason why its so damned grating.

Right...

Speaking of which, I'm kinda tempted to make a sorc in DDO now, starting anew.  Any suggestions for which Savant line to go with?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 24, 2012, 02:08:05 pm
Hmm...depends on what ya want out of it.

Fire savant is good for crowd control, but loses a fair bit of effectiveness in later levels because many opponents either have resistance or immunity to fire.

Earth savant is good for damage over time, and acid retains a fairly level rate of effectiveness throughout the game...least, that I've seen, of course.

Water savant starts out kinda weak, facing a lot of undead in the early game, its effectiveness is pretty low, but it gets much better after about level 8-9 or so, when you start facing things that -aren't- undead.  Also, apparently quite good against daemons.

Air savants are great for early game daze-locking foes, due to Sound Burst and Electric Loop, and they're also good for single-target spiking.  Once you get Ball Lightning and Chain Lightning, however, you also get a really good boost in crowd control effectiveness.  Also, with Air Savant II (at level 12), you get a permanent feather fall toggle, which saves you a boot/cloak/ring slot that you've got taken up with a feather fall item, so you can use it for something else.  If its boots, I'd -definitely- suggest striding.  Great in case you've gotta get the hell outta dodge.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 24, 2012, 02:20:58 pm
Replaying Dead Space 2.  Nice, fun, creepy game and the first time a cardboard sun made me jump.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RinellaWasHere on August 25, 2012, 02:06:48 pm
Dear friends- This October, I will be getting all of my remaining wisdom teeth removed at once. After the procedure, I must spend seven days sitting in bed and taking the pain medication they prescribe. This will put me in a state of mind professionally known as "tripping balls". Therefore, I want your input- what bizarre, psychedelic, and generally brain-breaking video games should I play during my recovery? Whatever you suggest, I'll film my playthroughs so we can share in the best medicine of all- schadenfreude.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on August 25, 2012, 02:13:02 pm
Dear friends- This October, I will be getting all of my remaining wisdom teeth removed at once. After the procedure, I must spend seven days sitting in bed and taking the pain medication they prescribe. This will put me in a state of mind professionally known as "tripping balls". Therefore, I want your input- what bizarre, psychedelic, and generally brain-breaking video games should I play during my recovery? Whatever you suggest, I'll film my playthroughs so we can share in the best medicine of all- schadenfreude.
Naaaa nanana nana nana, Katamari Damacy...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 25, 2012, 02:13:48 pm
Dear friends- This October, I will be getting all of my remaining wisdom teeth removed at once. After the procedure, I must spend seven days sitting in bed and taking the pain medication they prescribe. This will put me in a state of mind professionally known as "tripping balls". Therefore, I want your input- what bizarre, psychedelic, and generally brain-breaking video games should I play during my recovery? Whatever you suggest, I'll film my playthroughs so we can share in the best medicine of all- schadenfreude.
Lemme think...
-Conker's Bad Fur Day
-Binding of Isaac
-Postal 2
-Psychonauts
-Penumbra: Overture
-Amnesia: The Dark Descent
-The Ship
-Saints Row 2
-Fahrenheit (not Indigo Prophecy, the US localisation is censored)

Have fun (and good luck successfully recording, editing, rendering and uploading your playthroughs while tripping balls, boy are you going to need it).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RinellaWasHere on August 25, 2012, 02:24:43 pm
Lemme think...
-Conker's Bad Fur Day
-Binding of Isaac
-Postal 2
-Psychonauts
-Penumbra: Overture
-Amnesia: The Dark Descent
-The Ship
-Saints Row 2
-Fahrenheit (not Indigo Prophecy, the US localisation is censored)

Have fun (and good luck successfully recording, editing, rendering and uploading your playthroughs while tripping balls, boy are you going to need it).

A buddy of mine will be helping with the recording and the like- I'll just be playing the games.I've already got Amnesia and Psychonauts ready, and I'll try to find Fahrenheit. I hadn't thought of Conker, and my friend already owns it so I won't have to buy/rent it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 25, 2012, 02:32:25 pm
A buddy of mine will be helping with the recording and the like- I'll just be playing the games.I've already got Amnesia and Psychonauts ready, and I'll try to find Fahrenheit. I hadn't thought of Conker, and my friend already owns it so I won't have to buy/rent it.
You can find Fahrenheit here (http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/fahrenheit_indigo_prophecy) if you do decide to get it. It's cheap, modded to work on Windows 7 and it's the uncensored version. That said, I'd highly recommend Postal 2. You can actually whip it out in public and urinate all over people if you so desire. It's truly a beautiful game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on August 25, 2012, 03:48:08 pm
Dear friends- This October, I will be getting all of my remaining wisdom teeth removed at once. After the procedure, I must spend seven days sitting in bed and taking the pain medication they prescribe. This will put me in a state of mind professionally known as "tripping balls". Therefore, I want your input- what bizarre, psychedelic, and generally brain-breaking video games should I play during my recovery? Whatever you suggest, I'll film my playthroughs so we can share in the best medicine of all- schadenfreude.

Psychonauts has already been suggested so I'll throw Rayman 2: The Great Escape into the suggestions. Rayman is basically what happens when you cross a French dude with LSD then tell him to design a game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: SimSim on August 25, 2012, 03:48:19 pm
Deadly Premonition.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on August 25, 2012, 11:22:11 pm
LSD, the Japanese game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 25, 2012, 11:56:53 pm
Definitely echoing Katamari Damacy and Psychonauts.  I suggest Ultima Underworld II, as there are several parts...and one part in -very- particular, that are trippy as fuck.

Also, I've begun to understand the mystery of blueprints and builders in Technic.  My first creation?  A base built out of reinforced stone and glass...completely bomb-proof, and a fair amount of room to move in.  Think I might create a blueprint for a larger room, though.  I want it to end up being a totally bomb-proof manufactury, using a complex series of BuildCraft pipes automating as much as I possibly can: ore macerating/smelting, an automated system to make solar arrays (up to and including the high-voltage version), MFSUs, lapotron crystals...perhaps I'll try to divine the mystery of logistics pipes, next!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on August 26, 2012, 02:40:29 pm
Speaking of Ultima Underworld, GOG.com now has the entire Ultima series up and they're selling all the games as a 50% off package. it's a good excuse for me to play the Ultima games proper.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 26, 2012, 03:10:48 pm
Rinella:  I had all my wisdom teeth pulled at once, and I was fine three hours later and only taking a couple ibuprofen...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RinellaWasHere on August 26, 2012, 03:57:21 pm
My dentist is prescribing some pretty strong stuff and says I'll need to be bed-bound all week. If it doesn't pan out, I'll still do Let's Plays of the trippy games, I just won't be on meds, meaning it may be a bit less loopy.

The current listing is:
Amnesia
Katamari Damacy
Farenhiet
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Worms 3D
LSD
The Ship
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Cerim Treascair on August 26, 2012, 04:24:33 pm
I'd also suggest anything from the Shin Megami Tensei or Persona series.  Disgaea's a good, toonier option, too.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on August 26, 2012, 06:58:19 pm
I finally got around to finishing Fallout: New Vegas. I had played it so that I was near the end of both the Yes Man and NCR plotlines. I finished the NCR (that ending is DEPRESSING), then reloaded and finished with Yes Man (I like that one much better). I've started a playthrough to side with Caesar, and have another that I may use to do Mr. House. (The last one was intended to run around and pick up achievements I haven't done yet.) I also have a save of my NCR/Yes Man playthrough before going to end-game, so I can reload to do DLCs or whatever.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 26, 2012, 07:14:09 pm
Even if you do the 4 main endings, you still haven't done all the endings because each one has about a hundred different sub-variations

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout:_New_Vegas_endings

The NCR ending was only depressing for you because you did various things during the course of the game that made it so. If you play your cards right, even the Legion ending turns out not-completely-horrible.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on August 26, 2012, 07:40:11 pm
Nearing the end of my second run through Dead Space 2, I had to unlock a door while fighting a regenertating creature.  I finally escaped through the door, only for it to follow and kill me.  Luckily, I spawned alone in the hallway I had escaped to.  Unfortunately, my health and stasis were almost out and all 3 of my guns were out of ammo. 

Of course, when I rounded the corner, I ran into about a dozen creatures.  After about a dozen tries, I finally managed to high-tail it to the elevator and slip in (by using the last of my stasis on the creature following me), only to end up in another room with more things that wanted me for dinner.

Luckily, I broke a few little crates, got a little ammo, and (after a few more tries), got through THAT area.  I then ended up in a Zero-G area, dodging laser beams while also dodging a plant-like creature's floating seeds (or whatever they were).  I don't know how, but I made it to the end, and hit the button to restore gravity and destroy the creature.  Unfortunately (AGAIN!), nothing happened, and the creature shot me just as I hit the button again (I'm SO glad for that 1 small health pack in the last area!).

Now I'm in an area with an item room, a store, a work bench, and a save area.  After all that crap, I'm doing the unlimited-item cheat to  fully upgrade some of my weapons.  I don't care if it's cheating; I deserve it after limping through the Halls of Hell!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on August 27, 2012, 07:06:20 am
Even if you do the 4 main endings, you still haven't done all the endings because each one has about a hundred different sub-variations

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout:_New_Vegas_endings

The NCR ending was only depressing for you because you did various things during the course of the game that made it so. If you play your cards right, even the Legion ending turns out not-completely-horrible.

Actually, what made the NRC ending depressing for me was the NCR ending since I used the same character for NRC and Yes Man. (I played through Wild Card: Side Bets and For the Republic, Part 2 until I had to make a decision. I saved, played the NCR ending, then reloaded and played Yes Man.) What was depressing for me was all the people whose lives went to crap because of NCR rule (Goodsprings, Primm, etc).

Although I see now I should have talked to Boone more to complete his second quest. (I did both quests for ED-E, and didn't use any other companions.) Good thing to know for the playthrough where I plan to pick up everyone.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 27, 2012, 01:19:34 pm
Gaslamp games has a new baby:
http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/clockwork-empires-a-preview-of-gaslamp-games-lovecraft-laden-steampunk-city-builder/

The guys behind dungeons of dreadmor are apparently putting a city builder together, looks interesting to me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on August 27, 2012, 11:11:29 pm
Oh my!  I'll be keeping an eye out for that one!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 28, 2012, 02:45:08 am
Welp, I've got my MMOs set for awhile.

The Secret World:  Been looking into this one, seems funs, combat is bit wonky but I like the idea and atmosphere.  Plan on buying it thursday off of steam.  Only thing I'm trying to figure out is either being the Illuminati or Dragon.

The Old Republic: Plan on picking up the trialthrough and playing until level 15, game is going F2P in a month or two so I might as well wait and not buy the game to finish it.  Want to see what the stories are like for the classes, heard they are fantastic.  Probably going to be a Sith Warrior.

Final Fantasy XI:  Been wanting to play this one for a long time, but just haven't had the time to put into it.  It's extremely long with something along the line of over 5 expansions and a new one coming out next year, however I'm going to start it sometime soon.  Going to be a dragoon or dark knight.

Istaria: Played a week trial of this, thought it was sorta neat.  Actually really interested in being able to build caves(playerhouses) to live in more then anything. A purple dragon named spyro.

Guild Wars: The sequel is coming out so I figured I play the original alongside it. Wonder how different they are.

Guild Wars 2: Apparently the big talk of the town at the moment, going to play it alongside the original, I kinda wish it would be on steam like the first game.

Rift's Expansion The Storm Legion: Rift still tops my list for MMOs and I look forward to this expansion.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 28, 2012, 04:08:13 am
Final Fantasy XI:  Been wanting to play this one for a long time, but just haven't had the time to put into it.  It's extremely long with something along the line of over 5 expansions and a new one coming out next year, however I'm going to start it sometime soon.  Going to be a dragoon or dark knight.

They've actually made the grind not so much a grind anymore, probably because the declining playerbase makes it harder for players to find other players to make teams with.  Also, you can party with max-level party members now and earn experience.

As far as "dragoon" or "dark night" goes, it's not that simple... you're going to have to earn those classes.  The classes you start off with are Warrior, Monk, Thief, Black Mage, White Mage, and Red Mage.

Similar to Final Fantasy Tactics, you are able to change your main job (and later, when you earn it, your secondary job) at certain points - namely, your house or guest house.

I just have to say, though, Dragoon is an epic class, but Dark Knight's quest makes it seem very interesting.

Also, do be sure to check out Dancer.  That's a fun class from what I understand, and it works well with other classes, even as a secondary I think.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 28, 2012, 06:09:06 am
Speaking of Guild Wars 2, apparently people are being banned for bad language, some people claiming they hadn't said anything bad at all and wanting to know why they were banned.  Then a support team member from Arenanet starts showing why these people are banned (http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/yxx3m/suspensions_for_offensive_names_and_inappropriate/) and some of them are hillarious.  From the things they say or from names like 'ballsacklarry'.

Example:

(http://i49.tinypic.com/ztiy3r.png)


It just shows that people are butthurt for their actions and try to make a game look bad.



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As far as "dragoon" or "dark night" goes, it's not that simple... you're going to have to earn those classes.  The classes you start off with are Warrior, Monk, Thief, Black Mage, White Mage, and Red Mage.

Yeah I know, you start out with a basic job and then have to have specific requirements and track down the person who will teach what job that you want.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on August 28, 2012, 06:27:51 am
The Secret World:  Been looking into this one, seems funs, combat is bit wonky but I like the idea and atmosphere.  Plan on buying it thursday off of steam.  Only thing I'm trying to figure out is either being the Illuminati or Dragon.

I played the beta and the game is AWESOME. The only reason I'm not playing now is that I am short of funds. Once I can, I will get the game and play Templar. (Not that it really matters all that much.)

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The Old Republic: Plan on picking up the trialthrough and playing until level 15, game is going F2P in a month or two so I might as well wait and not buy the game to finish it.  Want to see what the stories are like for the classes, heard they are fantastic.  Probably going to be a Sith Warrior.

I played this for several months when it came out. (Again, stopped playing because of funds.) I've started 1 of every class, though my mains are Imperial Agent (Sniper) and Jedi Consular (Sage). The game is amazing, and I hope going F2P will help the player base.

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Guild Wars: The sequel is coming out so I figured I play the original alongside it. Wonder how different they are.

I played this a lot several years ago, and fired it up again a few months ago. I enjoyed it, though the style was kind of weird. (can't really explain why, just quirky).

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Rift's Expansion The Storm Legion: Rift still tops my list for MMOs and I look forward to this expansion.

Played the free starting parts of this. The class system is really cool, though I found it is easy to make a character that just doesn't work very well. If I ever had time, I'd get back into it, since it is fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 28, 2012, 06:28:52 am
It doesn't seem like they're banning them for bad language so much as abusive language.

Basically, if you can't say it in a crowded square without being cited for disturbing the peace (Example: "Wow, these fucking faggots are just shitting all over everything!  I'm going to take this dildo and ram it up their fucking ass!" vs. "Blah blah blah blah blah FUCK I spilled my drink".  The former being abusive, the latter not) then you can't really expect to say it in a video game chat room.

Also, good to hear you already did your research about FF11 :D It's a good game IMO, and I wish I could play it again but I lack the funds to pay monthly for a game right now.

Also, vaguely related to the current topic of discussion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcrsgm4T7Wk
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 28, 2012, 06:39:10 am
The Secret World:  Been looking into this one, seems funs, combat is bit wonky but I like the idea and atmosphere.  Plan on buying it thursday off of steam.  Only thing I'm trying to figure out is either being the Illuminati or Dragon.
Don't take them overly seriously and the Illuminati are a blast.

Hell, if people are getting back into it let me know... I may very well resub it only lapsed because I knew the story backward and I was starting another new character.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: starseeker on August 28, 2012, 08:02:50 am
Final Fantasy XI:  Been wanting to play this one for a long time, but just haven't had the time to put into it.  It's extremely long with something along the line of over 5 expansions and a new one coming out next year, however I'm going to start it sometime soon.  Going to be a dragoon or dark knight.

They've actually made the grind not so much a grind anymore, probably because the declining playerbase makes it harder for players to find other players to make teams with.  Also, you can party with max-level party members now and earn experience.

As far as "dragoon" or "dark night" goes, it's not that simple... you're going to have to earn those classes.  The classes you start off with are Warrior, Monk, Thief, Black Mage, White Mage, and Red Mage.

Similar to Final Fantasy Tactics, you are able to change your main job (and later, when you earn it, your secondary job) at certain points - namely, your house or guest house.

I just have to say, though, Dragoon is an epic class, but Dark Knight's quest makes it seem very interesting.

Also, do be sure to check out Dancer.  That's a fun class from what I understand, and it works well with other classes, even as a secondary I think.

I main Dancer in FFXI, takes forever to kill things but we're nigh impossible to kill, especially with ninja as a sub. If you want to go Dark Knight I'd recommend starting as Red Mage or Warrior up to 49 (the unlock level is 30 but 49 is the max you'll need them as for a sub job), for Dragoon, Warrior as your starter.

It may be less grindy, but you will learn to despise Crawler's Nest book burns.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: FirsthandTuna on August 28, 2012, 12:43:30 pm
Speaking of Guild Wars 2, apparently people are being banned for bad language, some people claiming they hadn't said anything bad at all and wanting to know why they were banned.  Then a support team member from Arenanet starts showing why these people are banned (http://www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/yxx3m/suspensions_for_offensive_names_and_inappropriate/) and some of them are hillarious.  From the things they say or from names like 'ballsacklarry'.

Example:

(http://i49.tinypic.com/ztiy3r.png)


It just shows that people are butthurt for their actions and try to make a game look bad.

I just saw a guy with the in-game name "Murderboner". Ten bucks says he'll be complaining about being banned.
I'm glad ANet is trying to keep the community friendly.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on August 28, 2012, 01:10:08 pm
Some of these are hilarious. "GUYS WHAT DID I DO WRONG!?", followed by:

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The name's fine. The chat? No so much: Bixx: Get out of here you gag faggot.

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Name: OK Chat: Not ok -- "i AM A DOG YOU NIGGER"

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Name: OK Chat -- not ok: "im gonna shove my cock up your asshole"

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Name: OK Chat: Not ok -- "lets fuck these niggers ."
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 28, 2012, 10:59:01 pm
I made this in Technic toady!

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_Diamond_Factory.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=Diamond_Factory.png)

Tha fuck is it?  IT MAKES DIAMONDS, BITCH!  Outta nothin but coal and gravel, with an optional input for pre-made flint, so it don't gotta be macerated.  I don't even need to mine obsidian, because I've got a condenser set up that turns 1 in every 4 pieces of coal I use into obsidian, since each bit of coal nets me several pieces obsidian, and it only goes in at the 2nd to last step in the process (before final compression), so I can have a healthy stock before I even really need it.

Oh, and my macerators and compressors?  Rotary macerators and singularity compressors, actually.

No, Hisao, I don't fuck around when it comes to machines.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 28, 2012, 11:11:22 pm
I believe you can condense diamonds directly from Industrialcraft power, if I recall correctly. Just hook up a nuclear reactor or a few high voltage solar arrays and it'll spit out a steady stream of diamonds, or anything else you care to produce.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 29, 2012, 01:44:00 am
Aye, I know you can do it with a mass fabricator, but each diamond requires 9 UU-Matter, and even with several overclocked recyclers feeding into the mass-fab, it takes foreeeeeeeeeeeeever to be able to make anything decent out of it.  It took me about 1 Minecraft day to get a piece of iridum ore (which requires 7 UU-Matter) for my quantum armor.  In one Minecraft day, my current setup's given me 5 diamonds, and its not like coal and gravel are particularly difficult to find, let alone acquire, given that I've got a full compliment of red matter tools, not to mention 5 alchemy bags.

Hell, I've been spending a lot of my time crystal hunting, as I'm finally getting into Thaumcraft.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 29, 2012, 03:15:26 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvhQZoyZn1g

Was that guy baking bread? If so, FUCKING SOLD
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 29, 2012, 03:44:10 pm
I saw a mod that more or less had the exact same method of building your house (though it was always in a single location) and, well...

I'm kinda impressed and disappointed with that DLC at the same time, in a strange dichotomy of emotions that I don't know how to handle.

While I am glad that there's going to be some official support for adoption and these other things, it just feels like they took a bunch of mods, potentially improved upon them, and then packed them as a DLC.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 29, 2012, 03:55:42 pm
While I am glad that there's going to be some official support for adoption and these other things, it just feels like they took a bunch of mods, potentially improved upon them, and then packed them as a DLC.
If you ask me, it's slightly better than the Minecraft model. That is, take a bunch of mods, make them significantly worse and release them as updates.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on August 29, 2012, 03:55:57 pm
Keep in mind, this DLC is only 5 dollars.

I'm really excited about this because I play on the 360 and one thing this game was missing was the ability to set up your own "home base." The default player houses just don't do it for me.

Also, I would totally adopt Aventus Aretino. He's the most famous dude in Skyrim. You chat with some dude all the way in Morthal and he's like "HEY BUDDY, YOU HEARD ABOUT THAT AVENTUS ARETINO!? FUUUUCKED UP!"
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 30, 2012, 01:12:03 am
Now that Guild Wars 2 is released, I don't see much on the road for the future.  The only things I hear about now are the Elder Scrolls MMO which almost everyone believes that I have seen that it will be a failure. And World of Darkness which we probably won't get anything solid on until at least mid-2013.  Am I missing anything?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 30, 2012, 01:23:54 am
I find it silly that they're judging a game to suck before they've even seen screenshots, let alone gameplay.

I'm not saying it won't suck, because I have no idea what it's going to involve yet.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 30, 2012, 01:34:20 am
I find it silly that they're judging a game to suck before they've even seen screenshots, let alone gameplay.

I'm not saying it won't suck, because I have no idea what it's going to involve yet.

Screenshots already exist: 1 (http://static.elderscrollsonline.com/assets/65/img/media/tx_ss_1.jpg) 2 (http://static.elderscrollsonline.com/assets/65/img/media/tx_ss_2.jpg) 3 (http://static.elderscrollsonline.com/assets/65/img/media/tx_ss_3.jpg)  4 (http://static.elderscrollsonline.com/assets/65/img/media/tx_ss_4.jpg)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 30, 2012, 02:05:39 am
I find it silly that they're judging a game to suck before they've even seen screenshots, let alone gameplay.

I'm not saying it won't suck, because I have no idea what it's going to involve yet.

Screenshots already exist: 1 (http://static.elderscrollsonline.com/assets/65/img/media/tx_ss_1.jpg) 2 (http://static.elderscrollsonline.com/assets/65/img/media/tx_ss_2.jpg) 3 (http://static.elderscrollsonline.com/assets/65/img/media/tx_ss_3.jpg)  4 (http://static.elderscrollsonline.com/assets/65/img/media/tx_ss_4.jpg)

Ah, I thought they were still in the concept art phase.

Still not indicative of suckitude or not, though.  No gameplay shown yet.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 30, 2012, 03:13:39 am
I don't see anything inherently wrong with the screenshots, other than they likely mean I won't be able to play it on my laptop.  Then again, its Elder Scrolls, I didn't expect that to begin with.

Seems to me that the majority of the complaining about Elder Scrolls Online is either conjecture unsupported by any actual, ya know...facts, or the classic standby, "they changed it, therefore it sucks."
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 30, 2012, 08:52:15 am
Seems to me that the majority of the complaining about Elder Scrolls Online is either conjecture unsupported by any actual, ya know...facts, or the classic standby, "they changed it, therefore it sucks."
When was the last time the elder scrolls community was happy with something? They seriously have the ability to stare down the depths of the gift horse's mouth and then complain about the view.

Don't have a stick up your ass and it has some promise. I'm curious how it works myself because it does seem like a universe where an MMO actually could work.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: StallChaser on August 30, 2012, 09:32:16 am
I'd also suggest anything from the Shin Megami Tensei or Persona series.  Disgaea's a good, toonier option, too.

I'd probably steer away from the more stat-intensive games.  Things like managing stats and planning out strategies are likely skills you'll lose if you're high on painkillers.

But that could also mean some hilarious let's plays.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on August 30, 2012, 03:48:48 pm
Guess what's new on Steam?

http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight/ (http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight/)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RinellaWasHere on August 30, 2012, 05:08:33 pm
Seems to me that the majority of the complaining about Elder Scrolls Online is either conjecture unsupported by any actual, ya know...facts, or the classic standby, "they changed it, therefore it sucks."
When was the last time the elder scrolls community was happy with something? They seriously have the ability to stare down the depths of the gift horse's mouth and then complain about the view.

Don't have a stick up your ass and it has some promise. I'm curious how it works myself because it does seem like a universe where an MMO actually could work.

Seriously, I can't stand other Elder Scrolls fans. If I hear one more goddamn word about spears..

For those confused, spears and polearms were available weapons in Morrowind, but haven't reappeared since. Every time a game in the series comes out, people demand their inclusion then freak out when they don't get them. What they seem to be forgetting is that spears and polearms fucking sucked in Morrowind. They did less damage than a one-handed sword but needed both hands for wielding, meaning you couldn't defend yourself very well. I really don't understand why everyone wants them back.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 30, 2012, 05:18:57 pm
BECAUSE SPEARS!

Honestly if I were getting spears and the like, I'd like mounted combat because that's the only place they would be useful.

Ironbite-but then I don't do a lot of mounted combat so...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 30, 2012, 05:21:00 pm
Just hope the mounted combat doesn't include a completely fucked targeting system.

Suffice to say shooting a crossbow from horse back doesn't work... at all.. let alone very well, just at all. May be trying it with a sword or something soon though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on August 30, 2012, 05:25:17 pm
Shooting anything in anything other then first person is damn hard in Skyrim.  I mean you can do it but I like my first person sneak attack with a bow to the back of the head.

Ironbite-did that to one mage and yeah...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on August 30, 2012, 05:30:03 pm
I liked spears. Sure, they don't do as much damage, but as long as they have significantly longer reach than swords and the like (as they would in real life), they'd most definitely have their place. I for one would love to see them as part of some future DLC. They did it with crossbows, so it's hardly impossible.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 30, 2012, 06:28:06 pm
They actually have mounted combat already.

Unfortunately, it's kinda half-assed.  No magic, no two-handed weapons, just a one-handed weapon.  I'm not sure if you can dual-wield, I haven't tried it yet.

(Hopefully, they'll improve upon it in a future patch)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 30, 2012, 09:16:06 pm
Shooting anything in anything other then first person is damn hard in Skyrim.  I mean you can do it but I like my first person sneak attack with a bow to the back of the head.

Ironbite-did that to one mage and yeah...

People play Skyrim in 3rd person mode?  XD

In all seriousness, fandoms in general seem to be aiming toward pissing me off.  Whether its the Fallout fandom (I'm looking at YOU, No Mutants Allowed) going into a blood frenzy over the removal of turn-based combat, or the Elder Scrolls fandom frothing at the mouth when Bethesda decided to ditch the abso-fucking-lutely abysmal combat system in Morrowind for one that made fucking sense in every other game since then.  Seriously, they need to take a step back, take their lips off the crack pipe, and fuckin chill.  Nothin wrong with constructive criticism, but going all barbarian rage over every little change...I'm surprised we haven't had reports of any of them dying of self-inflicted heart attacks.

Also, I played Guild Wars 2 for a few hours today.  OH MY GOD, THE SWEETNESS.  That is all.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 30, 2012, 09:27:12 pm
or the Elder Scrolls fandom frothing at the mouth when Bethesda decided to ditch the abso-fucking-lutely abysmal combat system in Morrowind for one that made fucking sense in every other game since then.

They flat-out worship Morrowind, even though the game is boring and not fun to play if you don't have a guide to all of the super-duper broken equipment that is scattered around the land.

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Seriously, they need to take a step back, take their lips off the crack pipe, and fuckin chill.  Nothin wrong with constructive criticism, but going all barbarian rage over every little change...I'm surprised we haven't had reports of any of them dying of self-inflicted heart attacks.

Seriously.

Star Fox is the same way.  Every game that did something different from Star Fox 64 was automatically trash and the worst game ever made.  They aren't happy with any game that isn't Star Fox 64.  Even the remake for the 3DS.

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Also, I played Guild Wars 2 for a few hours today.  OH MY GOD, THE SWEETNESS.  That is all.

It does look fun, but I don't think my computer will be able to handle it, sadly.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 30, 2012, 11:06:53 pm
Guess what's new on Steam?

http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight/ (http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight/)
Yes and there's one game I'd like to see make it.

NEStalgia (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92588954)

Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 30, 2012, 11:34:41 pm
Guess what's new on Steam?

http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight/ (http://steamcommunity.com/greenlight/)
Yes and there's one game I'd like to see make it.

NEStalgia (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=92588954)



I'll contribute a "Hell yeah" and a "thumbs up" to that.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on August 31, 2012, 03:12:55 am
It is possible to play it right now (http://silkgames.com/nestalgia/) through BYOND or a standalone client they've created.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 31, 2012, 03:14:38 am
Actually, Zacky, my laptop can run it better than it does DDO.  Granted, it pretty much runs at bare bones graphics settings, which it automatically detects and sets for you (that's how you do convenience RIGHT), but it works right out of the box, as promised, and it works well.

For the record, here's the basic get-up I'm workin with:

* AMD E-350 Processor (2x core) 1.6 GHz
* 4 GB of RAM
* Windows 7 (64-bit OEM)
* AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics

I got it for...around 400 bones.  I've had Minecraft maps that run slower than Guild Wars 2.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on August 31, 2012, 06:21:32 am
Pretty good.

Bearing in mind, though, that I have to run DDO at low graphics for it to run smoothly.

Oddly, Psychonauts runs pretty smoothly despite having more complex graphics than DDO, so I don't know anymore lol.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: CaseAgainstFaith on August 31, 2012, 09:08:22 am
OFFICIAL (and about damn time) TorchLight II Release Date!!!

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I don't think there's much else I could say that would interest you right now, so -

The official Release Date for Torchlight II is Thursday, September 20th, 2012.

3 weeks away!

We'll announce it 'more' officially and bigger tomorrow.

You know first!

Thank all of you for being an awesome and patient community
http://forums.runicgames.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=32505 (http://forums.runicgames.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=32505)

Well it is still technically a summer release. (First day of fall is the 22nd of September) Nothing like cutting it as close as possible haha.  Oh well I can't wait!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on August 31, 2012, 09:31:49 am
'Bout sodding time we got a release date (Well, I really shouldn't be complaining, I got a pre-order for free)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on August 31, 2012, 09:52:51 am
Two fucking days after borderlands 2...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on August 31, 2012, 11:04:09 am
Actually, Zacky, my laptop can run it better than it does DDO.  Granted, it pretty much runs at bare bones graphics settings, which it automatically detects and sets for you (that's how you do convenience RIGHT), but it works right out of the box, as promised, and it works well.

For the record, here's the basic get-up I'm workin with:

* AMD E-350 Processor (2x core) 1.6 GHz
* 4 GB of RAM
* Windows 7 (64-bit OEM)
* AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics

I got it for...around 400 bones.  I've had Minecraft maps that run slower than Guild Wars 2.

Holy fuck, seriously? I thought there was no way my laptop could handle it, as jumpy as it can be with rendering distances in Minecraft above Normal. I've got less RAM but 2.3 GHz, so maybe there's hope.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on August 31, 2012, 12:50:42 pm
Why are you making me choose between Borderlands 2 and Torchlight 2, Gaming Gods?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 31, 2012, 01:53:29 pm
Actually, Zacky, my laptop can run it better than it does DDO.  Granted, it pretty much runs at bare bones graphics settings, which it automatically detects and sets for you (that's how you do convenience RIGHT), but it works right out of the box, as promised, and it works well.

For the record, here's the basic get-up I'm workin with:

* AMD E-350 Processor (2x core) 1.6 GHz
* 4 GB of RAM
* Windows 7 (64-bit OEM)
* AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics

I got it for...around 400 bones.  I've had Minecraft maps that run slower than Guild Wars 2.

Holy fuck, seriously? I thought there was no way my laptop could handle it, as jumpy as it can be with rendering distances in Minecraft above Normal. I've got less RAM but 2.3 GHz, so maybe there's hope.

Dude, if you got Guild Wars 2, I think I'd have to ask for that for my birthday.  As it is, I's just usin Ka's account because convenience, lol.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: tygerarmy on August 31, 2012, 04:58:11 pm
I love Fallout and the Elder Scrolls.  I don't mind or complain about the changes.
I feel Fallout has done nothing but improve. 
I think Elder Scrolls should steal from Fallout by adding more possible outcomes/paths for the game.  And I'd like spears separating bracers and tops and bottoms and to add back some of the magic they took away, again as it was in Morrowind but those are very minor things.
I'd also like more racial, gender importance, even if it's just once quest/faction you could only do/join if you meet the requirement.  That and cleaning up NPC scripts a little on races, when you play as none Nords in Skyrim there are people who you can ask about your own race.

And add brothels or prostitutes to inns/taverns that give the married well rested bonus for a price. 

Both series are awesome though.  And I have high hopes for future games and I do not feel I'll be let down.
I feel most problems are to avoid glitches or because the technology isn't there yet to get it to the standard they want.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Gst0395 on August 31, 2012, 05:10:27 pm
I love Fallout and the Elder Scrolls.  I don't mind or complain about the changes.
I feel Fallout has done nothing but improve. 
I think Elder Scrolls should steal from Fallout by adding more possible outcomes/paths for the game.  And I'd like spears separating bracers and tops and bottoms and to add back some of the magic they took away, again as it was in Morrowind but those are very minor things.
I'd also like more racial, gender importance, even if it's just once quest/faction you could only do/join if you meet the requirement.  That and cleaning up NPC scripts a little on races, when you play as none Nords in Skyrim there are people who you can ask about your own race.

And add brothels or prostitutes to inns/taverns that give the married well rested bonus for a price. 

Both series are awesome though.  And I have high hopes for future games and I do not feel I'll be let down.
I feel most problems are to avoid glitches or because the technology isn't there yet to get it to the standard they want.
I love Fallout and Elder Scrolls as well. I really love Oblivion and Skyrim. Morrowind is great as well though I couldn't get into it as much as I could with those two. My characters are ALWAYS Argonians. I find their reptilian appearance really cool.

I have a large taste in video games actually. I've been playing them for as long as I can remember. Have owned many systems like the SNES, PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and others. I primary use a PlayStation 3 nowadays (my PSN gamertag is Geoff-uk123 for anyone curious, tell me you're from FSTDT and I'll add you) and mainly play games like Fallout 3, Oblivion, Skyrim, Saints Row 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3 and LittleBigPlanet. I am as you probably noticed by now that I'm a fan of open-world sandbox games, especially Grand Theft Auto whose fifth instalment I am currently anticipating. It looks just like San Andreas reborn (arguably one of the best games in the series).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 31, 2012, 05:54:09 pm
And add brothels or prostitutes to inns/taverns that give the married well rested bonus for a price. 

I think more mature-rated RPGs need more prostitutes in general.  If its set in a medieval setting, guess what?  Prostitution was fucking rampant, back then.  It adds an extra level of realism, and nothing attracts players more than NPCs they can stick their dicks into, or who can stick their dicks into them.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: tygerarmy on August 31, 2012, 06:00:59 pm
It exists in the Fallout world but even then, it's very tame compared to what it would be.
And while I'm not saying it should reflect how it would be in real life or have a lot of detail included in it, I'm fine with the screen going black for X#  of game hours, but it is something I feel should be included.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on August 31, 2012, 09:25:06 pm
It exists in the Fallout world but even then, it's very tame compared to what it would be.
And while I'm not saying it should reflect how it would be in real life or have a lot of detail included in it, I'm fine with the screen going black for X#  of game hours, but it is something I feel should be included.

Hours?  Dude, if you're screwing for hours, you must have the stamina of a god.  /missing-the-point-entirely
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on September 01, 2012, 03:47:22 am
I only now remember about this one and find out that it's  shutting down (http://na.cityofheroes.com/en/news/news_archive/thank_you.php).

A shame too, out of the three games, this one seemed like it had it's shit together best.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 01, 2012, 04:13:18 am
I only now remember about this one and find out that it's  shutting down (http://na.cityofheroes.com/en/news/news_archive/thank_you.php).

A shame too, out of the three games, this one seemed like it had it's shit together best.

Just...why?  What's wrong with NCSoft?  First, they kill off Tabula Rasa right as it was hitting its stride (and, from what I hear, screwing Lord British out of a dickload of money), now they kill off City of Heroes?  I mean, I've never played it...subscription-based games are something of a gaming turn-off, but that always seemed like one of their biggest money-makers, aside from perhaps Guild Wars.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on September 01, 2012, 04:19:04 am
I only now remember about this one and find out that it's  shutting down (http://na.cityofheroes.com/en/news/news_archive/thank_you.php).

A shame too, out of the three games, this one seemed like it had it's shit together best.

Just...why?  What's wrong with NCSoft?  First, they kill off Tabula Rasa right as it was hitting its stride (and, from what I hear, screwing Lord British out of a dickload of money), now they kill off City of Heroes?  I mean, I've never played it...subscription-based games are something of a gaming turn-off, but that always seemed like one of their biggest money-makers, aside from perhaps Guild Wars.

Guild Wars 1 is next.

Calling it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: tygerarmy on September 01, 2012, 05:15:55 am
It exists in the Fallout world but even then, it's very tame compared to what it would be.
And while I'm not saying it should reflect how it would be in real life or have a lot of detail included in it, I'm fine with the screen going black for X#  of game hours, but it is something I feel should be included.

Hours?  Dude, if you're screwing for hours, you must have the stamina of a god.  /missing-the-point-entirely

I have the stamina of the Thunder God.

But I was talking about video game hours and saying I'm fine with how Fallout does it.
But my character in Elder Scrolls also has the stamina of a God, or at least of Daedric Prince, Sheogorath.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 01, 2012, 05:23:32 am
It exists in the Fallout world but even then, it's very tame compared to what it would be.
And while I'm not saying it should reflect how it would be in real life or have a lot of detail included in it, I'm fine with the screen going black for X#  of game hours, but it is something I feel should be included.

Hours?  Dude, if you're screwing for hours, you must have the stamina of a god.  /missing-the-point-entirely

That or you really really REALLY love foreplay.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 01, 2012, 01:02:03 pm
It exists in the Fallout world but even then, it's very tame compared to what it would be.
And while I'm not saying it should reflect how it would be in real life or have a lot of detail included in it, I'm fine with the screen going black for X#  of game hours, but it is something I feel should be included.

Hours?  Dude, if you're screwing for hours, you must have the stamina of a god.  /missing-the-point-entirely

That or you really really REALLY love foreplay.

Probably the former as you can wind up being a full on pornstar.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 01, 2012, 01:07:10 pm
I only now remember about this one and find out that it's  shutting down (http://na.cityofheroes.com/en/news/news_archive/thank_you.php).

A shame too, out of the three games, this one seemed like it had it's shit together best.

Just...why?  What's wrong with NCSoft?  First, they kill off Tabula Rasa right as it was hitting its stride (and, from what I hear, screwing Lord British out of a dickload of money), now they kill off City of Heroes?  I mean, I've never played it...subscription-based games are something of a gaming turn-off, but that always seemed like one of their biggest money-makers, aside from perhaps Guild Wars.
CoH went free to play a while back, the limits aren't anything to horrible, but it is a pretty old game at this point and has newer competition with licenses people want to play with attached to them. I still think it was the best of the lot, but I played it pretty much to death. Though I may try running with the mastermind concept and make a game out of it if they're going down completely.

Funny thing about Tabula Rasa, Lord British sued and I believe won a small fortune on the matter. That said, it needed a LOT of work. If it'd played more like the Secret world I've have given it more of a chance, but like the Secret World it too was rushed to market. Which is sad, because I figure SW is going to get canned before too long as well and I really like it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 01, 2012, 10:26:53 pm
I liked the way Tabula Rasa played.  It was simple, tactical, and smooth.  The game itself suffered heavily from NC's desire to rush it out the door without proper playtesting, which did hurt it comin out, but it gained strength as they got shit patched up and improved.  Hell, I played several (used multiple throw-away e-mail accounts) trials, and would've probably subscribed if I'd had a job back then.

Ya know, if they kill games like this, they should put the server software and shit up for grabs.  I mean, it won't be making any money for them, anyway, and people would've likely bought it just to make their own private servers and keep the game alive, like they've done with Ultima Online.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: agentCDE on September 02, 2012, 02:22:42 am
CoH and Paragon are shutting down? Aw, man, now I have major sads. City of Heroes was one of my favorite games back in the day.

Speaking of "back in the day", I reinstalled Deus Ex today, and promptly lost an afternoon. Totally worth it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 02, 2012, 08:33:01 am
Ya know, if they kill games like this, they should put the server software and shit up for grabs.  I mean, it won't be making any money for them, anyway, and people would've likely bought it just to make their own private servers and keep the game alive, like they've done with Ultima Online.
There's a lot involved in that software, and ensuring someone else doesn't make money off of it is typically a pretty big priority, as well as maintaining any intellectual property rights tied up in it. Simply put, it's not bloody likely that people are going to let go of their software just because some people want it. It could actually cost them a great deal in the long run.

Though I should admit to shelling out for Rasa when it came out, and being quite pissed off at the time. I wasn't surprised at all, when you pay 60 bucks for a game you expect it to be done. Probably the first time I got burned on a retail game, so it holds a special place in the the hunk of my brain that stores disappointments and swindles.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 02, 2012, 07:33:42 pm
Hmm...perhaps.  I know there was a Tabula Rasa private server project going at one time, but I haven't seen anything about it recently.

Though, EA has pretty much said it'll allow Ultima Online server emulators like RunUO and LoneWolf to continue, even though they could easily stop them all dead in a minute...which is honestly quite surprising, given their track record.  (I know it doesn't have much to do with the TR thing, just an addendum.)  I can see it working for a game like UO, because I can tell ya from first-hand experience, there is a world of difference between free shards, and the proper shards, and that could easily lend to increasing their subscriber base.  Kinda like how MP3s helped otherwise unknown artists get some fans and headway to work with so they could continue making their music.

[ETA]

Thank you, Sips, for introducing me to Happy Wheels.  I FUCKING LOVE HAPPY WHEEEEEEEEELLS!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on September 02, 2012, 10:44:47 pm
Well, with CoH going under, I guess it is time to saddle up and find a new MMO to haunt for a while.

I'm thinking either STO, LotRO, DCUO, or DDO. Anyone got any other suggestions?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 02, 2012, 10:55:03 pm
I'd suggest DDO, its fairly stable, free-to-play, and by and large, the player base isn't a raving bunch of lunatics, which is always a plus.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 02, 2012, 11:21:50 pm
I'd suggest DDO, its fairly stable, free-to-play, and by and large, the player base isn't a raving bunch of lunatics, which is always a plus.

Hell, the forums are actually split instead of being pure unadulterated hatewanking.

Still nearly intolerable, but it's improved.  Until the next major patch.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 02, 2012, 11:29:27 pm
I'd suggest DDO, its fairly stable, free-to-play, and by and large, the player base isn't a raving bunch of lunatics, which is always a plus.

Hell, the forums are actually split instead of being pure unadulterated hatewanking.

Still nearly intolerable, but it's improved.  Until the next major patch.

I generally assume that people don't visit gaming forums unless they need to.  That said, I've never needed to go to the DDO forums except, like, two times.  Once for Lamannia, and the other to look at some build someone told me about.

Really...there's nothing there that's of any real use, as far as the game itself goes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 06, 2012, 12:49:05 am
Talked with the gamestop guys a bit today.

Borderlands 2 has an additional bonus from game stop, as the poster puts it "Moxxi's Rocket Launcher" which is apparently named in game "Moxxi's Creamer". I'm gonna guess that was named a fair distance away from the people who had to approve the posters.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on September 06, 2012, 01:10:26 am
Phoenix Wright 5 Confirmed (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/05/ace-attorney-5-coming-to-nintendo-3ds)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on September 06, 2012, 05:14:19 pm
http://www.gamesradar.com/half-minute-hero-gets-pc-release-date/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/half-minute-hero-gets-pc-release-date/)

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The next platform to be graced with Half-Minute Hero's unique brand of ultra-fast world saving will be the PC later this year on September 27 for $9.99.

YES! YES!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/214830/?snr=1_4_4__105_1 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/214830/?snr=1_4_4__105_1)

And it has all of the game modes from the original PSP version, unlike the XBLA version which reduced them to glorified Hero 30 stages?

My body wasn't ready.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Illusive Man on September 06, 2012, 08:02:00 pm
Actually, Zacky, my laptop can run it better than it does DDO.  Granted, it pretty much runs at bare bones graphics settings, which it automatically detects and sets for you (that's how you do convenience RIGHT), but it works right out of the box, as promised, and it works well.

For the record, here's the basic get-up I'm workin with:

* AMD E-350 Processor (2x core) 1.6 GHz
* 4 GB of RAM
* Windows 7 (64-bit OEM)
* AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics

I got it for...around 400 bones.  I've had Minecraft maps that run slower than Guild Wars 2.

Holy fuck, seriously? I thought there was no way my laptop could handle it, as jumpy as it can be with rendering distances in Minecraft above Normal. I've got less RAM but 2.3 GHz, so maybe there's hope.

Running a 64bit operating system, less than 4GB of RAM, your are litterly missing half of the advantages of 64bit.

Optifine is your friend, your sanity will depend upon it. Good luck using a texture pack grater than 16x16.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 06, 2012, 08:18:36 pm
Actually, Zacky, my laptop can run it better than it does DDO.  Granted, it pretty much runs at bare bones graphics settings, which it automatically detects and sets for you (that's how you do convenience RIGHT), but it works right out of the box, as promised, and it works well.

For the record, here's the basic get-up I'm workin with:

* AMD E-350 Processor (2x core) 1.6 GHz
* 4 GB of RAM
* Windows 7 (64-bit OEM)
* AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics

I got it for...around 400 bones.  I've had Minecraft maps that run slower than Guild Wars 2.

Holy fuck, seriously? I thought there was no way my laptop could handle it, as jumpy as it can be with rendering distances in Minecraft above Normal. I've got less RAM but 2.3 GHz, so maybe there's hope.

Running a 64bit operating system, less than 4GB of RAM, your are litterly missing half of the advantages of 64bit.

Optifine is your friend, your sanity will depend upon it. Good luck using a texture pack grater than 16x16.

Laptop, brother, can't easily extend your RAM capacity.  Hell, I've seen cases where you outright can't.

As for the texture packs...the LB Photorealism pack looks good and all, but I rarely play outside of the default pack.  It does its job, and it still manages to look good, even with its relatively tiny pixel count.

Remember, some people put graphics at a far lower priority than most...I'm one of em.  Gameplay and story first, then graphics.  Maybe.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on September 07, 2012, 01:08:07 am
Actually, Zacky, my laptop can run it better than it does DDO.  Granted, it pretty much runs at bare bones graphics settings, which it automatically detects and sets for you (that's how you do convenience RIGHT), but it works right out of the box, as promised, and it works well.

For the record, here's the basic get-up I'm workin with:

* AMD E-350 Processor (2x core) 1.6 GHz
* 4 GB of RAM
* Windows 7 (64-bit OEM)
* AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics

I got it for...around 400 bones.  I've had Minecraft maps that run slower than Guild Wars 2.

Holy fuck, seriously? I thought there was no way my laptop could handle it, as jumpy as it can be with rendering distances in Minecraft above Normal. I've got less RAM but 2.3 GHz, so maybe there's hope.

Running a 64bit operating system, less than 4GB of RAM, your are litterly missing half of the advantages of 64bit.

Optifine is your friend, your sanity will depend upon it. Good luck using a texture pack grater than 16x16.

My, someone shoved a large stick up your ass.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 07, 2012, 01:47:46 am
Actually, Zacky, my laptop can run it better than it does DDO.  Granted, it pretty much runs at bare bones graphics settings, which it automatically detects and sets for you (that's how you do convenience RIGHT), but it works right out of the box, as promised, and it works well.

For the record, here's the basic get-up I'm workin with:

* AMD E-350 Processor (2x core) 1.6 GHz
* 4 GB of RAM
* Windows 7 (64-bit OEM)
* AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics

I got it for...around 400 bones.  I've had Minecraft maps that run slower than Guild Wars 2.

Holy fuck, seriously? I thought there was no way my laptop could handle it, as jumpy as it can be with rendering distances in Minecraft above Normal. I've got less RAM but 2.3 GHz, so maybe there's hope.

Running a 64bit operating system, less than 4GB of RAM, your are litterly missing half of the advantages of 64bit.

Optifine is your friend, your sanity will depend upon it. Good luck using a texture pack grater than 16x16.

My, someone shoved a large stick up your ass.

But seriously, your are litterly missing half of the advantages of 64bit. Like, litterly.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 07, 2012, 02:19:00 am
...

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Did everyone just skip my post?  One word: LAPTOP.

("Do I just have a face that no one listens to?")
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on September 07, 2012, 08:20:15 am
...

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...

Did everyone just skip my post?  One word: LAPTOP.

("Do I just have a face that no one listens to?")

I've been there several times in this very thread.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on September 07, 2012, 09:22:03 am
Art...LAPTOP!  They're not easily upgraded like a PC.

Ironbite-or are you just going to ignore these posts too?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 07, 2012, 09:52:48 am
Art...LAPTOP!  They're not easily upgraded like a PC.

Ironbite-or are you just going to ignore these posts too?
But Ibs, your are litterly missing half of the advantages of 64bit!1!!!1!!ONE! I'm not fucking around here. Half of the advantages of 64bit: Your are litterly missing them. Like, litterly. How are you not seeing this?!?!?!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on September 07, 2012, 09:56:55 am
We got anybody here on the DUST 514 closed beta? if so, my character name is Meynard Mayhem, PSN: PineBluffVariant, hit me up sometime.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 07, 2012, 10:50:01 am
Art...LAPTOP!  They're not easily upgraded like a PC.

Ironbite-or are you just going to ignore these posts too?
But Ibs, your are litterly missing half of the advantages of 64bit!1!!!1!!ONE! I'm not fucking around here. Half of the advantages of 64bit: Your are litterly missing them. Like, litterly. How are you not seeing this?!?!?!
Because laptop ram is fucking expensive?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on September 07, 2012, 11:03:01 am
Art...LAPTOP!  They're not easily upgraded like a PC.

Ironbite-or are you just going to ignore these posts too?
But Ibs, your are litterly missing half of the advantages of 64bit!1!!!1!!ONE! I'm not fucking around here. Half of the advantages of 64bit: Your are litterly missing them. Like, litterly. How are you not seeing this?!?!?!

+1, good sir.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 07, 2012, 11:05:27 am
Art...LAPTOP!  They're not easily upgraded like a PC.

Ironbite-or are you just going to ignore these posts too?
But Ibs, your are litterly missing half of the advantages of 64bit!1!!!1!!ONE! I'm not fucking around here. Half of the advantages of 64bit: Your are litterly missing them. Like, litterly. How are you not seeing this?!?!?!
Because laptop ram is fucking expensive?
Distind, I am litterly disappoint.

Pah, at least Sleepy gets it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist on September 07, 2012, 12:32:15 pm
I'm are litterly in awe that people are missing the sarcasm in Art's posts.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: The Illusive Man on September 07, 2012, 01:26:45 pm
I am in literal shock and disbelief at just how poorly designed that laptop is. I mean it is at Alienware level bad. It’s not like they can claim ignorance, they specifically had an OEM license with Microsoft. Microsoft had to give them the specifications for running and bust practice guidelines for compatibility.

This is not Sleepy’s fault either, as it is my opinion that Sleepy was burned by whoever made and sold that laptop.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on September 07, 2012, 01:51:04 pm
Apparently Old Rebuplic is going to become free to play! I am downloading the trial version to get an early look at the game.

Seriously though, I expect to see the same problems that all MMORPG's have. Namely, you have to play with other people. People who behave like the average online player...

Still, I am going to try it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 07, 2012, 02:56:08 pm
I am in literal shock and disbelief at just how poorly designed that laptop is. I mean it is at Alienware level bad. It’s not like they can claim ignorance, they specifically had an OEM license with Microsoft. Microsoft had to give them the specifications for running and bust practice guidelines for compatibility.

This is not Sleepy’s fault either, as it is my opinion that Sleepy was burned by whoever made and sold that laptop.


I am baffled.  Not every laptop is made to exploit the power of a given operating system and/or hardware configuration.  Many, if not most of them, are made for your everyday consumer, and your everyday consumer isn't going to need too much in the way of hardware horsepower, including RAM.

Unless you get an expensive fucking laptop, chances are, you're not getting a whole hell of a lot of horsepower.  Case in point, I spent ~$400 on mine.  Yeah, it was cheap, but it works, plays games relatively well, and does what I need it to do.  I don't need Alienware-level horsepower, I'm not going to be playing Skyrim or Crysis on my laptop, and I never expected as much when I got it.

So, don't even blame the manufacturer, they make the cheaper laptops for the people who generally buy them, people who don't need much horsepower.  If you want that, you get a desktop.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: SimSim on September 07, 2012, 03:38:18 pm
Apparently Old Rebuplic is going to become free to play! I am downloading the trial version to get an early look at the game.

Seriously though, I expect to see the same problems that all MMORPG's have. Namely, you have to play with other people. People who behave like the average online player...

Still, I am going to try it.
Let me know how it is. I've been tempted to try it since it's going free, but I have the same apprehensions you do. Plus they can be a real time suck.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on September 07, 2012, 03:43:27 pm
Wait, I'm dumb, what's wrong with Alienware? Are you talking about laptops only?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 07, 2012, 04:31:46 pm
Wait, I'm dumb, what's wrong with Alienware? Are you talking about laptops only?

I think it's that Alienware claims to make gaming-quality computers, but they take a lot of shortcuts and use less powerful components, then jack up the price heavily for the brand name.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on September 07, 2012, 05:40:08 pm
Wait, I'm dumb, what's wrong with Alienware? Are you talking about laptops only?

I think it's that Alienware claims to make gaming-quality computers, but they take a lot of shortcuts and use less powerful components, then jack up the price heavily for the brand name.

(Looking at my Alienware PC)...well, shit. Note to self: Never trust Dell to give me good advice for buying computers again. Well, at least it works.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 07, 2012, 05:49:25 pm
Generally speaking, if you're going to make a gaming rig, its better and cheaper to just make it yourself with parts you buy offa Newegg or somesuch.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on September 07, 2012, 06:32:58 pm
Well, it's too late for me to do that now. By about a few months.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 07, 2012, 06:53:45 pm
Well, it's too late for me to do that now. By about a few months.

Bootstraps!

But, in all seriousness, tis something worth considering if you're into PC gaming.  If ya buy right, a good gaming computer (that will last ya a while) should run ya half, perhaps even less, of what you'd pay for a decent pre-built machine.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on September 07, 2012, 07:12:44 pm
I'm eager to build a gaming PC once I have more hardware knowledge and money. My current laptop was a gift to me for schoolwork, so it's not like I feel particularly ripped or anything. I'm thankful to have a machine to use, especially since it'll play a lot of good stuff like GW, Minecraft, Sims 3, etc.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on September 07, 2012, 08:03:58 pm
Apparently Old Rebuplic is going to become free to play! I am downloading the trial version to get an early look at the game.

Seriously though, I expect to see the same problems that all MMORPG's have. Namely, you have to play with other people. People who behave like the average online player...

Still, I am going to try it.
Let me know how it is. I've been tempted to try it since it's going free, but I have the same apprehensions you do. Plus they can be a real time suck.

I played when it first came out.

No, you do not have to play with other people (until end game). You can quest solo, and even run the flashpoints solo once you outlevel them. (It's a way to get moddable armor.) As I understand the F2P, you are limited on how much you can PvP in Warzones, but open world PvP is unlimited. (I believe the limit is 1 WZ a day.)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: SimSim on September 07, 2012, 08:52:56 pm
Sounds promising. What are flashpoints?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: StallChaser on September 07, 2012, 09:04:41 pm
I am in literal shock and disbelief at just how poorly designed that laptop is. I mean it is at Alienware level bad. It’s not like they can claim ignorance, they specifically had an OEM license with Microsoft. Microsoft had to give them the specifications for running and bust practice guidelines for compatibility.

This is not Sleepy’s fault either, as it is my opinion that Sleepy was burned by whoever made and sold that laptop.


I am baffled.  Not every laptop is made to exploit the power of a given operating system and/or hardware configuration.  Many, if not most of them, are made for your everyday consumer, and your everyday consumer isn't going to need too much in the way of hardware horsepower, including RAM.

Unless you get an expensive fucking laptop, chances are, you're not getting a whole hell of a lot of horsepower.  Case in point, I spent ~$400 on mine.  Yeah, it was cheap, but it works, plays games relatively well, and does what I need it to do.  I don't need Alienware-level horsepower, I'm not going to be playing Skyrim or Crysis on my laptop, and I never expected as much when I got it.

So, don't even blame the manufacturer, they make the cheaper laptops for the people who generally buy them, people who don't need much horsepower.  If you want that, you get a desktop.


Just because you're not a power user doesn't mean the manufacturer shouldn't take into consideration which components work the best.  To put it another way, whether the budget is $400 or $4000, there's always a reason to make it the best possible system within that budget.  RAM upgrades are very cheap and easy, so it makes no sense not to have that capability.  That is, unless the manufacturer wants customers to repeatedly buy cheap throwaway laptops every time they need an upgrade, which is a distinct possibility.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 07, 2012, 09:22:04 pm
That's just it, though, the RAM works just fine.  There's a cost vs. benefit thing there, too, on the manufacturer's side.  RAM costs money, the more of it you plunk in, the more it'll cost to make, and the shorter the battery life on the resulting laptop will be.

Your typical consumer wants good battery life from a laptop, and the more serious hardware you put into it, the less that will be, and the less likely Joe Average will be to buy it.  Sure, you'll appeal more to the ever-growing gamer populace, but the Joe Average consumer will always outnumber us, and his dollar will always be the first dollar they seek.

[ETA]

After playing GW2, I can honestly say that I am in love with the Engineer.  However, I'm also taking a liking to my Sylvari Thief...I've always loved stealth.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on September 08, 2012, 03:57:50 am
I getting really tired of the concept of hype. Yes, it's a good thing to get your game out there, showing the positives etc. But at the same time, it launches and basically it stabs you in the back.

"SWTOR isn't the WOW-killer I was expecting! It's now a failure in everyway to me!"
"GW2 isn't the WOW-killer I was expecting! It's now a failure in everyway to me!"

Massively (http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/07/guild-wars-2-fan-site-compromised-11-000-game-accounts-affected/#comments) Comments (http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/07/swtor-expands-free-to-play-rewards/#comments) make my head hurt sometimes.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 08, 2012, 04:41:19 am
I getting really tired of the concept of hype. Yes, it's a good thing to get your game out there, showing the positives etc. But at the same time, it launches and basically it stabs you in the back.

"SWTOR isn't the WOW-killer I was expecting! It's now a failure in everyway to me!"
"GW2 isn't the WOW-killer I was expecting! It's now a failure in everyway to me!"

Massively (http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/07/guild-wars-2-fan-site-compromised-11-000-game-accounts-affected/#comments) Comments (http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/07/swtor-expands-free-to-play-rewards/#comments) make my head hurt sometimes.

At least they didn't pull a Peter Molyneux, and go "THIS GAME WILL LITERALLY MAKE YOU CUM IN YOUR PANTS, ITS THAT FUCKING AWESOME."

Seriously, of all the hype machines I've seen, that man has got to be the worst offender of them all.  Peter, brother...shut up!  Stop signing checks your games can't cash.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on September 08, 2012, 07:33:47 am
Sounds promising. What are flashpoints?

4 player "dungeons" that take about 60-90 minutes to run. You enter them from your fleet's space station.

Forgot earlier, there are also "Heroic" missions on the planets that are designed to be done in a group. However, like flashpoints, you can either skip them or come back when you are overlevel and run them with just your NPC companion.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 08, 2012, 07:43:52 am
I getting really tired of the concept of hype. Yes, it's a good thing to get your game out there, showing the positives etc. But at the same time, it launches and basically it stabs you in the back.

"SWTOR isn't the WOW-killer I was expecting! It's now a failure in everyway to me!"
"GW2 isn't the WOW-killer I was expecting! It's now a failure in everyway to me!"

Massively (http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/07/guild-wars-2-fan-site-compromised-11-000-game-accounts-affected/#comments) Comments (http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/09/07/swtor-expands-free-to-play-rewards/#comments) make my head hurt sometimes.

Ironically, it seems like 90% of the harmful hype ends up coming from the fanbase.  As is 90% of the loud disappointment.

People expect games to be perfect, and get sharply disappointed when it doesn't turn out that way.

I should add that Peter Molyneux is an exception.  Seriously, there's ambition, and then there's just outright lying about what you can accomplish.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 08, 2012, 08:11:27 am
I'm currently about two thirds of the way through Banjo-Tooie, and I'm feeling rather forlorn that I've done everything there is to do in Witchyworld. The music in that level is freaking fantastic.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on September 08, 2012, 09:38:33 am
I'm currently about two thirds of the way through Banjo-Tooie, and I'm feeling rather forlorn that I've done everything there is to do in Witchyworld. The music in that level is freaking fantastic.

A certain boss almost ruined that level for me.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I played through To The Moon

I laughed at Dr. Watts, I would've cried if the former didn't keep ruining the mood, and I was baffled by how the developers tried to keep River's disorder ambiguous.

(click to show/hide)

But, yeah, it's pretty good, albeit incredibly easy, which is okay, since the focus is on the storyline.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 08, 2012, 09:45:41 am
I'm currently about two thirds of the way through Banjo-Tooie, and I'm feeling rather forlorn that I've done everything there is to do in Witchyworld. The music in that level is freaking fantastic.

A certain boss almost ruined that level for me.

I always find that a spray and pray approach tends to get the job done.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on September 08, 2012, 11:41:18 am
I'm currently about two thirds of the way through Banjo-Tooie, and I'm feeling rather forlorn that I've done everything there is to do in Witchyworld. The music in that level is freaking fantastic.

I've been playing Tooie as well, and the difference in the size of the worlds compared to the first one is insane. Since I never played this as a kid and have zero familiarity, it's kinda hard to navigate and figure out where the hell I am when I don't have the greatest view with the camera (although it is improved).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 08, 2012, 12:26:35 pm
I've been playing Tooie as well, and the difference in the size of the worlds compared to the first one is insane. Since I never played this as a kid and have zero familiarity, it's kinda hard to navigate and figure out where the hell I am when I don't have the greatest view with the camera (although it is improved).
When it comes to navigation, particularly in levels where everything looks more or less the same (looking at you, Grunty Industries), all I can say is warp pads are very much your friend. They and other means of fast travel make life a hell of a lot easier.

It is a bloody amazing game though, no? I tell you, as a kid it simply blew me away. The worlds, the move set, the various jiggies. Everything's just so much bigger and better. Not to mention the fact that they managed to get an E rating despite all the barely concealed innuendo. Rare was a freaking god in those days.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on September 08, 2012, 02:27:16 pm
My computer is having trouble handling Minecraft of all things. What's weird is that it handles more graphics- processing power-intensive games quite well. Maybe it's just loading a ton of chunks all at once, or maybe it's because I'm in a jungle temple right now, and therefore there are a lot of surrounding trees and plenty of redstone.

Actually, come to think of it, my old computer (which I replaced with my Alienware one because the former became unbearably slow) could run Minecraft better than my Alienware PC is.

I wonder if it's possible to sue Dell for false advertising since they directed me to the Alienware site in the first place.

EDIT: Minecraft is working fine in the browser, oddly enough.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 08, 2012, 03:34:41 pm
Anyone else seem interested in FTL - Faster Than Light? I just watched a first impressions of it and I must say, it looks like a hell of a lot of fun. Methinks I'll definitely grab it on GOG once it's released.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-SnIhpCm5w
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 08, 2012, 06:37:33 pm
My computer is having trouble handling Minecraft of all things. What's weird is that it handles more graphics- processing power-intensive games quite well. Maybe it's just loading a ton of chunks all at once, or maybe it's because I'm in a jungle temple right now, and therefore there are a lot of surrounding trees and plenty of redstone.

Actually, come to think of it, my old computer (which I replaced with my Alienware one because the former became unbearably slow) could run Minecraft better than my Alienware PC is.

I wonder if it's possible to sue Dell for false advertising since they directed me to the Alienware site in the first place.

EDIT: Minecraft is working fine in the browser, oddly enough.

Personally, I think its a problem with the Java Runtime, itself.  Its a well-known resource hog, is horribly inefficient, and is...really bloody slow with even the simplest tasks.  The reason more processor/graphics-intensive games run better than the relatively simple machine that is Minecraft is because, unlike Minecraft, pretty much every game ever is made with C++, or some other compiled language, which means no overhead from JIT compilation, bytecode interpretation, and the like, which means greatly improved performance.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on September 08, 2012, 06:40:18 pm
Well, okay, but... why is it running better on the browser than via the launcher?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 08, 2012, 06:48:53 pm
Well, okay, but... why is it running better on the browser than via the launcher?

My guess would be because the browser version of Java is tailored to its environment.  Speed on the internet is key, if your site and/or online software is slow, then people will likely get bored and use someone else's site/service/whatever.  As a platform for stand-alone software, they could afford to take hits to performance...used to be, this was because they were really the only widely-accepted cross-platform, interpreted language around.  Now, its simply because Oracle's slow to adapt to a changing environment, and if they continue like this, Java will soon fade into obscurity while its primary competitors, Python and .Net, take over where it left off.

[ETA]

Okay, okay, you motherfuckers have to see this.

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_2012-09-08_222749.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=2012-09-08_222749.png)

I decided to pop into a randomly-generated MystCraft world in Technic, in my increasingly frustrated quest to find cacti (for waterproofing), as I spawned in a fucking taiga biome the size of Texas.  I eventually found myself here, in the age I've appropriately called "Yawning Abyss."  You're seeing that right, I'm at layer 1.  I am literally mining one broken block away from falling into the void.

That was the most tense mining experience I've ever fucking had, but I got 18 diamonds out of the deal, so its not like I came away empty-handed.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on September 09, 2012, 04:39:35 am
Pre-ordered Borderlands 2. Oh well, better be worth $70.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 09, 2012, 07:15:10 am
Pre-ordered Borderlands 2. Oh well, better be worth $70.
Check gearbox's youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/gearboxsoftware?feature=g-all-u

Seems to do a good job of selling it.

But minecraft isn't written spectacularly well and it's core gameplay mechanic is prone to massive memmory chewing(and thus hitting major processing bottle necks). It's probably as much that the code sucks as any possible issue with your computer. If I was going to guess I'd say high speed ram and possibly even hard drive would have better increases than processing or GPU inprovements. Possibly more ram if it's taking up that much, but I kinda doubt it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on September 09, 2012, 03:05:10 pm
A few questions about DDO...

I started a Ranger (with 1 level of Rogue), eventually going Deepwood Sniper. I'm enjoying it enough to be considering actually buying some Turbine Points and Adventure Packs. My favorite class (and the class I wanted to play when DDO came out in 2006) is Monk, so that is almost certainly a to-buy. I'm also considering the Menace of the Underdark Standard Edition (which comes with more stuff, including the Druid class). My other option is buy just the Druid class.

Given that I play mostly solo (and probably will continue that way, unless I get so into it I decide to join a guild), would it be worth it to buy the Adventure Pack, or just get the classes? Also, how do I go about earning Renown with House Cannith to unlock Artificer?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 09, 2012, 03:36:04 pm
A few questions about DDO...

I started a Ranger (with 1 level of Rogue), eventually going Deepwood Sniper. I'm enjoying it enough to be considering actually buying some Turbine Points and Adventure Packs. My favorite class (and the class I wanted to play when DDO came out in 2006) is Monk, so that is almost certainly a to-buy. I'm also considering the Menace of the Underdark Standard Edition (which comes with more stuff, including the Druid class). My other option is buy just the Druid class.

Given that I play mostly solo (and probably will continue that way, unless I get so into it I decide to join a guild), would it be worth it to buy the Adventure Pack, or just get the classes? Also, how do I go about earning Renown with House Cannith to unlock Artificer?

Adventure packs are a worthy investment, even for solo players.  More variety, easier experience, and better loot.  As for the Artificer, I know that the Cannith challenge missions give ya favor.  The quests in Secrets of the Artificers are all pretty high-level, but Vaults of the Artificers will give you access to all the challenges any time you happen to want to enter one.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 09, 2012, 08:02:31 pm
Deepwood Sniper is kind of a trap at the moment.  You'd be better off going Arcane Archer until Turbine gets around to the Enhancement Overhaul.  Then maybe Deepwood Sniper won't be absolutely terrible.

...That being said, if you really WANT to go Deepwood Sniper, do.  I'm just saying, at the moment, Arcane Archer is unfortunately superior in every way for what you want to do :-/
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Post by: erictheblue on September 09, 2012, 08:54:01 pm
Deepwood Sniper is kind of a trap at the moment.  You'd be better off going Arcane Archer until Turbine gets around to the Enhancement Overhaul.

What do you mean?

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I'm just saying, at the moment, Arcane Archer is unfortunately superior in every way for what you want to do :-/

Right now, I'm Ranger 1/Rogue 1, and about to pick up Ranger 2. I'm also Human, not Elf. Would it be worth it to scrap this character and restart to get a casting class? If so, what class? From the DDO site, it seems the casting classes are hard to solo (though I guess I could take Ranger 5, snag a casting class at 6, and take Ranger 6 and AA at 7). I have not unlocked Artificer yet, so my options are Bard, Sorc, and Wiz.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 09, 2012, 09:05:30 pm
Rangers are partially a casting class and so naturally qualify for Arcane Archer (though they do need to pick up a Mental Toughness feat at level 5 to qualify)


You don't actually need to multiclass to pick up Arcane Archer (and, in fact, it's preferable not to)

That being said, you can keep on playing as you are.  The level of Rogue is very useful, and the sneak attack damage will help out a bit, too.  You might get some odd looks, but you'll be fine.

Human is a perfectly good race for a ranged ranger.

The reason Deepwood Sniper is terrible is, well... there's only one rank of it, the active ability it is pretty terrible even when it does work, and the passive abilities of the prestige enhancement are not even worth the AP.  You'd literally be better off not taking any prestige enhancement than taking Deepwood Sniper.
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Post by: erictheblue on September 09, 2012, 09:19:45 pm
Rangers are partially a casting class and so naturally qualify for Arcane Archer (though they do need to pick up a Mental Toughness feat at level 5 to qualify)

Ahh... I see that now... I didn't click on the link for Mental Toughness in the DDO wiki, so thought it was a feat that comes from a casting class. (All the other feats listed are ones from arcana classes.)

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Human is a perfectly good race for a ranged ranger.

Another misunderstanding on my part, this time from the Compendium. It recommends Half-Elf as the race, which I took to be from the PNP requirement of being either Elf or Half-Elf. Nice to know that is gone. (DDO Wiki also calls it "Elven Arcane Archer." I see now that that is a separate, but mostly identical, enhancement.)

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The reason Deepwood Sniper is terrible is, well... there's only one rank of it, the active ability it is pretty terrible even when it does work, and the passive abilities of the prestige enhancement are not even worth the AP.  You'd literally be better off not taking any prestige enhancement than taking Deepwood Sniper.

I see.... Looking again at AA and knowing that it does not require an arcane casting class, it does look like the better option. Thanks!
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 10, 2012, 03:52:28 am
All Mental Toughness requires is that you have SP.

On a side note, I borrowed Epic Mickey from Rusty.  Holy guacamole and garlic on a meatless sandwich, this is a fantastic game.  The camera is a bit wonky at times, but other than that, the game is pretty much excellent.  The atmosphere is very good at conveying just how dark and depressing the world is, and if you go Scrapper, the game is even MORE depressing.  And unlike other games where you can just try out choices and reload until you get the morality you want, in this game, it autosaves after a morality choice.  While inconvenient in a way, it also does what it sets out to do - basically, makes you stick with your choice.  In other words, your decisions matter and have an impact.

And boy do they have an impact.  If you're a Heroic Mickey, NPCs react to you fairly positively.  If you're a Scrapper Mickey, they look at you with a cold disdain.  If you're Heroic, they're generally walking around cheerfully.  If you're Scrapper, they're hunched over, staring at the ground instead of where they're going.  Some choices have consequences beyond the most immediate resolution, too.

Also, Animatronic Goofy will haunt my nightmares.  In a fantastic way.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on September 10, 2012, 04:24:59 am
15 Ages.  It took me traveling to 15 different motherfucking dimensions to finally find cacti in Technic.  I almost ditched the world I found it in, too...because it was all covered in fucking snow.  It took re-entering the world after looking at the book in my writing desk and noticing the "DesertHills" glyph to find the little, green fuckers.

I finally have a working volcano pump!  I'VE GOT LAVA, BITCHES!  I've finally got fucking lava in tanks!  I'm going to give geothermal power a big, sloppy kiss (I'd give it a stiff fuck, but...that's reserved for someone else), then, I'm going to become a fucking god.  Again.
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Post by: ironbite on September 10, 2012, 04:09:19 pm
So in Skyrim I threw in with the Stormcloaks and....I don't think I like Ulfric.  I want to murder him.

Ironbite-not sure why either.
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Post by: Gst0395 on September 10, 2012, 04:13:55 pm
So in Skyrim I threw in with the Stormcloaks and....I don't think I like Ulfric.  I want to murder him.
I chose the Stormcloaks as well. Why should they be told by the Imperials how they live?
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Post by: ironbite on September 10, 2012, 04:20:43 pm
Oh no I totally agree with their political views.  I mean Skyrim itself is only marginally a part of the Empire as a whole.  But to be told that a major figure in your Pantheon has suddenly been kicked out because a bunch of jackass Mer said so?  And let's not forget that they started the war by basically butchering a very ancient and old organization that protected your emperor for centuries.  Yeah let's give in to them and change how we worship our gods.  That'll go over well.

Maybe it's just Ulfric I don't like but if there was a way to take over the Stormcloaks I'd do it in a second.  Maybe it's the fact that I'm the Dragonborn or something but god damn these people.  Really not seeing how they've gotten where they have without me.

Ironbite-also the Jarl of Whiterun's an idiot.
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Post by: Distind on September 10, 2012, 04:28:38 pm
You guys did snoop around and find the mer's files on Ulfric right? I went through the stormcloak side of the war and came out feeling dirty before I even found those files. Had to start a new character so I could whoop his ass again.

Also, a full unrelenting force is a lot of fun off the top of a tower.

170 hours in the game, finally got about half way through the story, suddenly feel the urge to start another new character.
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Post by: ironbite on September 10, 2012, 04:33:45 pm
Oh I did find those files on him.  But even then I don't like the Empire.  At all.  And yes I know there's a way to not do this questline, I just don't like the Empire.  I don't like a people who gave away one of their gods just for the sake of peace.

Ironbite-if I could set myself up as ruler of Skyrim I would in a heartbeat.
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Post by: Vypernight on September 10, 2012, 04:43:37 pm
I never got involved with politics in Skyrim.  That just means less people to kill.
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Post by: ironbite on September 10, 2012, 04:46:04 pm
Exactly and where's the fun in that?

Ironbite-I mean there's only so many Thalmor in Skyrim.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 10, 2012, 06:21:46 pm
Ironically, private worship of Talos was allowed (and encouraged) until the Stormcloaks raised a fuss, which alerted the Thalmor to the fact that the god they said not to worship was being worshiped.

So, you can thank the Stormcloaks AND the Thalmor for private worship of Talos being banned.

Me?  The only decent Stormcloak is Ralof.  The rest can go get devoured by Alduin.  They're practically like a cult following Ulfric's every word as if it was the gospel truth, and he uses that fact.

That's not to say I don't like the Empire, but strategically speaking, they have the primary advantage in the war against the thalmor - the Stormcloaks, however, would rather sacrifice Skyrim to the Thalmor than partner with the Empire.  And they'll kill Nords who don't agree with their cause.  So, excuse me Mr. "Skyrim is for the Nords", it is also for the Nords you don't agree with.  I won't side with the man who murdered his high king in cold blood and then tried to pass it off as a challenge afterwards.

...

Is there a "Side with Alduin" option?  I'd love that.  Screw Skyrim, let the rebirth begin!

(You know you're fucked when the messianic figure allies himself with the devil figure)
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Post by: RavynousHunter on September 10, 2012, 07:12:24 pm
Ya know, in Skyrim, you're basically Jesus.  You really should be able to form your own faction and kick everyone's ass, especially the Thalmoor.  Then again, I have an emphatic hatred for all things Altmer.
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Post by: Distind on September 10, 2012, 07:23:40 pm
Ya know, in Skyrim, you're basically Jesus.  You really should be able to form your own faction and kick everyone's ass, especially the Thalmoor.  Then again, I have an emphatic hatred for all things Altmer.
I just whoop Ulric's, the thalmor and pretty much everything else's ass while wearing a amulet of Talos. I figure it all balances out. Once genocide is complete there's no further reason to ban his worship.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on September 10, 2012, 07:39:47 pm
As a rule, I only use fire against the Altmer.  Especially the Fire Breath thu'um, if I'm up against a group of em.
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Post by: syaoranvee on September 10, 2012, 10:48:42 pm
Is there any particular game to start with first with Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on September 10, 2012, 11:12:17 pm
Eeh, not really.  You get some backstory with the earlier ones, but its pretty much all explained in the in-game books.  They're all pretty much their own, separate games.
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Post by: MaybeNever on September 11, 2012, 12:11:58 am
Morrowind's probably the strongest if you don't mind dated graphics and like very alien locales AND WILL MURDER ALL CLIFF RACERS. There are also a few hints of what was to come in Oblivion, so that's pretty neat. The expansions, though, are really great. Oblivion had some kind of weh DLCs, and Skyrim's first and second expansions look so underwhelming I think they gave me cancer. But Morrowind's? First class, all the way.

Oblivion's a lot more bland, Merry Olde England sort of thing, although there were certain improvements in how the game handles some things that make it more palatable than Morrowind. This is particularly the case with respect to combat, which in MW was purely about statistics (even if you visibly hit an enemy in MW, it doesn't count unless your skill roll behind the scenes says you hit). Archery is a lot more gooder too. Good choice if you have an older computer, since at this point it can still probably handle all the graphical dealies. Probably the most fun guild questline in any Elder Scrolls game, that for the Dark Brotherhood, is in this game.

Skyrim is probably the best if you want something actiony, since there was clearly a focus on making combat more visceral and cinematic. I feel like it has the weakest guild quest lines, but a lot more emergent stuff and more beautiful terrain to run around in. I've put in a lot of hours just fooling around in all the games, but I feel like Skyrim's been the most consistently attractive to me over time.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 11, 2012, 12:26:33 am
Morrowind's combat system is kinda bad though, even for the time period.

If you own both Morrowind and Oblivion, though, there is a special mod (I forget what it's called exactly... Morroblivion?) that basically is Morrowind but with Oblivion's physics and gameplay.

It does require data directly from Morrowind's files, though, so you actually do have to have both games in order to play it.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on September 11, 2012, 12:34:58 am
As part of my current Banjo-Kazooie binge, I've decided finally try and beat Nuts and Bolts. I have to say, I've forgotten how absolutely horrible the physics are in that game. Everything just feels so weightless and the only vehicles that don't handle like ass are boats. I really do like the idea of an adventure game based around building vehicles, it's just the execution is a little sub-par. I do hope that mechanic is used in a future game and done right.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 11, 2012, 12:36:55 am
Actually, there seem to be plenty of videos of people mastering the mechanics system to make vehicles do things that the game makers couldn't even predict.

Though that might just be MORE evidence of how broken it is.
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Post by: VirtualStranger on September 11, 2012, 12:42:33 am
Ya know, in Skyrim, you're basically Jesus.  You really should be able to form your own faction and kick everyone's ass, especially the Thalmoor.  Then again, I have an emphatic hatred for all things Altmer.

Because Bethesda isn't very good at the whole "choice" thing. Most of the time in Skyrim, the only plot choice you have is either "do the quest" or "don't do the quest", with only slight variations along the way that don't really change much. Like how the Imperial and Stormcloak quest-lines are pretty much exactly the same and change nothing once you've completed them. Bethesda games are really more about world-building and exploration more than anything else, and that's what they're good at.

Now if Obsidian had made the game on the other hand, then you would probably be able to do exactly what you described.

Compare Fallout 3 (Bethesda) to Fallout: NV (Obsidian) in terms of faction choice and you'll see what I'm talking about.


On another note, the Hearthfire add-on is pretty fun. I've spent the last couple days building and customizing my new huge-ass manor.
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Post by: Sleepy on September 11, 2012, 12:45:53 am
As part of my current Banjo-Kazooie binge, I've decided finally try and beat Nuts and Bolts. I have to say, I've forgotten how absolutely horrible the physics are in that game. Everything just feels so weightless and the only vehicles that don't handle like ass are boats. I really do like the idea of an adventure game based around building vehicles, it's just the execution is a little sub-par. I do hope that mechanic is used in a future game and done right.

I was wondering about Nuts & Bolts, but reading about it, I think I'd be disappointed if I were to play. I can appreciate them trying to be creative by adding new elements to the game, like the vehicle construction, but that's not really my thing.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on September 11, 2012, 12:48:12 am
Actually, there seem to be plenty of videos of people mastering the mechanics system to make vehicles do things that the game makers couldn't even predict.

Though that might just be MORE evidence of how broken it is.
You don't need to even come close to mastering the mechanics to break the game. You can build any sort of plane, knock one of the wings off and it'll fly perfectly. You can also slap together the heaviest possibly build you can possibly come up with within the maximum dimensions the game will allow, use a single small engine to drive a small propeller pointed either up or down and you'll have a perfectly functional (if a little hard to handle) helicopter. Then of course there's the fact that you can easily reach areas of the overworld that you're theoretically not supposed to reach until later in the game. It's a little tedious, but you can acquire parts that completely break some of the earlier challenges.

I do wish that game wasn't console exclusive. I'm sure that mods could've improved it by leaps and bounds.
I was wondering about Nuts & Bolts, but reading about it, I think I'd be disappointed if I were to play. I can appreciate them trying to be creative by adding new elements to the game, like the vehicle construction, but that's not really my thing.
Don't get me wrong, it's still a genuinely fun game in its own right, as flawed as it is. If you can find it cheap like I did, it should be worth the price. Just ignore the Banjo-Kazooie aspect or at the very least treat it as a spin-off and you should have a good enough time with it.

In other, Banjo-Tooie related news, fuck clinkers. It took me around fifteen tries to get all of the little fuckers.
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Post by: Askold on September 11, 2012, 09:24:01 am
Update on Old Rebublic:

The story seems good.

I like the light/dark-side choices. Particularly because of the way many of them seem to work on the empire side. You see I was afraid I would simply get the classic Save orphan vs kick the puppy choices -and sometimes that is what I get- but often the choices are a bit smarter. For sith many ligh-side choices are the choices where their actions help the Empire while the dark-side choices are selfish and only help themselves. And the Sith in general are selfish with a insane hunger for more power so having them backstab each other in a struggle for power is in character.

I particularly like when this shows up in the prologue of the imperial agent.
(click to show/hide)

I get the feeling that much of the work done by the non-sith members in the empire is trying to undo the damage done by the sith running wild...
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 11, 2012, 09:40:27 am
Is there any particular game to start with first with Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim.
Oblivion and Skyrim have fast travel, Morrowind does not. Oblivion has a GOTY edition that's generally cheap as hell during steam sales. If you're not quite desperate to play I'd say pick up Oblivion next steam sale, unless you like dragons and the kicking of dragon ass, in which case skyrim is worth it. Skyrim's combat's a bit more fun, but you don't get to bunny hop across the country side for shits, giggles and profit like oblivion.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 11, 2012, 02:12:26 pm
Right.  You can only bunny hop for shits and giggles ;D

At least jumping doesn't take stamina in Skyrim, though I'm sure there's a mod for that in Oblivion.

At least it's not like Morrowind where, if your athletics are low, you run as fast as people walk in Skyrim, and you lose stamina while doing so.
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Post by: Distind on September 11, 2012, 04:02:23 pm
Oh yeah, and I finally realized how to level armor in skyrim without having to do boring things. Don't invest all your skill points in offense. Combat takes more than two hits and is actually quite interesting, in so doing your block and armor skills wind up much higher than one and two shotting everything.

Though little can compare to the glory of the legendary enhanced dwarven cross bow of doom and tripled sneak crit damage, actually fighting has proven to be somewhat enjoyable as well.
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Post by: SimSim on September 11, 2012, 04:10:47 pm
Is there any particular game to start with first with Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim.
Oblivion and Skyrim have fast travel, Morrowind does not. Oblivion has a GOTY edition that's generally cheap as hell during steam sales. If you're not quite desperate to play I'd say pick up Oblivion next steam sale, unless you like dragons and the kicking of dragon ass, in which case skyrim is worth it. Skyrim's combat's a bit more fun, but you don't get to bunny hop across the country side for shits, giggles and profit like oblivion.
There's fast travel in Morrowind, sorta. You can take the Silt Striders to certain cities and there's the mark and recall spells.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 11, 2012, 04:13:21 pm
Not to mention the Mage's Guild has portals to other Mage's Guild centers.

Though I will admit, the fast travel of Oblivion/Skyrim is a HUGE convenience.  I just think Oblivion should've gone with what Skyrim did and not give you every major city automatically.
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Post by: ironbite on September 11, 2012, 06:29:55 pm
I kinda wish the radar system in Skyrim was a bit mroe like Fallout.  I understand why it's not but damn, really wish I knew where my god damn companion was without having to wait an hour.

Ironbite-just a mark for where my ally is.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 11, 2012, 06:57:48 pm
Not to mention the Mage's Guild has portals to other Mage's Guild centers.

Though I will admit, the fast travel of Oblivion/Skyrim is a HUGE convenience.  I just think Oblivion should've gone with what Skyrim did and not give you every major city automatically.

I should amend my statement a bit and point out that while there is a mod that essentially sets it up so that you can't just fast travel to any city, the problem with it is that the way the game is set up, you're put in the middle of nowhere at the beginning.  You can turn around and walk all the way around the imperial city until you get in, but then you've still got to make the arduous journey to one of the other towns.

Also, due to fast travel being so easy to use, there are naturally no forms of "natural" fast travel like Skyrim and Morrowind have.

I kinda wish the radar system in Skyrim was a bit mroe like Fallout.  I understand why it's not but damn, really wish I knew where my god damn companion was without having to wait an hour.

Ironbite-just a mark for where my ally is.

Not a fan of Fallout series, but that does sound handy.
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Post by: Vypernight on September 12, 2012, 04:39:38 am
I'm thinking of getting Pokemon Black 2 when it comes out, depending on how different it is from the original.  I want to take a cute little Audino (or however it's spelled) and turn it into a vicious red-eyed monster, just like I did with Cuddles the Clefable in SS.
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Post by: Mechtaur on September 12, 2012, 05:33:45 am
I'm thinking of getting Pokemon Black 2 when it comes out, depending on how different it is from the original.  I want to take a cute little Audino (or however it's spelled) and turn it into a vicious red-eyed monster, just like I did with Cuddles the Clefable in SS.

Well, the core mechanics are the same as BW1, but the story is a sequel story.

Personally, I want to get it just to have fun and collect all of N's Pokemon to make my team.
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Post by: Vypernight on September 12, 2012, 05:34:57 am
I never played BW so it's all new to me anyway.
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Post by: Mechtaur on September 12, 2012, 05:41:23 am
I never played BW so it's all new to me anyway.

Aw, fair enough.

I guess all I can do is suggest a synopsis to prevent some confusion then. xD
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Post by: Saturn500 on September 12, 2012, 05:18:00 pm
I've decided to simply buy La-Mulana via Playism, since it'll take forever to get through Steam Greenlight at this rate.
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Post by: Distind on September 13, 2012, 08:17:45 am
So, anyone else getting borderlands 2? I'd love to actually play this one with people.
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Post by: largeham on September 13, 2012, 08:26:29 am
I'll be picking it up on the 20th, when it comes out here. When does it come out in the States?
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Post by: Art Vandelay on September 13, 2012, 08:31:01 am
FTL - Faster Than Light comes out tomorrow. I can't wait, it looks freaking brilliant and its so cheap I won't feel bad about grabbing it on launch.
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Post by: Distind on September 13, 2012, 08:34:22 am
I'll be picking it up on the 20th, when it comes out here. When does it come out in the States?
Comes out on the 18th in the states, though that is my fiancee's birthday so I'll most likely either be doing something else or playing it so she can watch.

And yeah, I'm considering FTL as well, paid for my pre-order of borderlands ages ago so I have some play money.
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Post by: RavynousHunter on September 13, 2012, 02:53:18 pm
So, anyone else getting borderlands 2? I'd love to actually play this one with people.

My bro pre-ordered it a while back, I could introduce you two, if ye wanted.  He's a fairly cool dude, even if he does get too into the game every so often.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 14, 2012, 07:14:25 am
FTL - Faster Than Light is now out on GOG, and I'm now the proud owner of a copy. I'm now a very happy panda.
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Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 14, 2012, 07:18:21 am
A bit late to the party, but I have to say, the whole thing with Guild Wars 2 was a bit hilarious.

Before release, during testing:

"Oh man, this game is fun!"
"Yeah, it's definitely better than <insert MMO here>"
"So much going for it.  I can't wait until it's actually released!"

After release

"HOLY FUCK THIS GAME SUCKS!"
"YEAH, <insert same MMO here> WAS SO MUCH BETTER!"
"BAWWW MORE SHITTY GAMES NO ONE EVER RELEASES ANYTHING GOOD ANYMORE BAWWWW!"

Fickle gamers... you amuse me :3
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 14, 2012, 10:03:12 am
FTL - Faster Than Light is now out on GOG, and I'm now the proud owner of a copy. I'm now a very happy panda.
For the new owners of this, I've got one question. Can you give orders while paused?

I SUCK at real time strategy, but I know you can pause the game, however half the time when you can pause you can't actually do anything while paused.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 14, 2012, 10:16:04 am
FTL - Faster Than Light is now out on GOG, and I'm now the proud owner of a copy. I'm now a very happy panda.
For the new owners of this, I've got one question. Can you give orders while paused?
You can. I tell you, without this option, the game would be absolute arse. It's hard as balls as it is, but not in a cheap way (largely thanks to this lovely feature).
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Post by: Distind on September 14, 2012, 10:51:00 am
Wonderful, now, I wonder if it'd looks like I was working while playing it... I should probably wait till I get home.
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Post by: Distind on September 14, 2012, 05:04:11 pm
I could sooo pretend to work while playing this... but it's a fun game thus far.
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Post by: erictheblue on September 14, 2012, 08:31:39 pm
I hate my luck.

I bought the Monk class for DDO 2 days ago. Today, it went on sale for 20% off.


Speaking of DDO, am I right in thinking there's only 1 Enhancement for Artificer (Battle Engineer) and none for Druid? I read ddowiki.com for info, but the site does not list anything else, and when I went looking last night, I couldn't find any.



A bit late to the party, but I have to say, the whole thing with Guild Wars 2 was a bit hilarious.

Before release, during testing:

"Oh man, this game is fun!"
"Yeah, it's definitely better than <insert MMO here>"
"So much going for it.  I can't wait until it's actually released!"

After release

"HOLY FUCK THIS GAME SUCKS!"
"YEAH, <insert same MMO here> WAS SO MUCH BETTER!"
"BAWWW MORE SHITTY GAMES NO ONE EVER RELEASES ANYTHING GOOD ANYMORE BAWWWW!"

Fickle gamers... you amuse me :3

I had wondering if that would happen. When SWTOR first came out, the forums were full of "this game sucks! I can't wait for TSW and GW2." In the back of my mind, I kept thinking "dreams are usually better than reality..."
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 14, 2012, 09:58:00 pm
I hate my luck.

I bought the Monk class for DDO 2 days ago. Today, it went on sale for 20% off.


Speaking of DDO, am I right in thinking there's only 1 Enhancement for Artificer (Battle Engineer) and none for Druid? I read ddowiki.com for info, but the site does not list anything else, and when I went looking last night, I couldn't find any.

Aye, for now, Artificers only get one prestige enhancement line, the Battle Engineer.  As for Druid, they've got two: Season's Herald (http://ddowiki.com/page/Seasons%27_Herald_enhancements), and Nature's Warrior (http://ddowiki.com/page/Nature%27s_Warrior_enhancements).

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I had wondering if that would happen. When SWTOR first came out, the forums were full of "this game sucks! I can't wait for TSW and GW2." In the back of my mind, I kept thinking "dreams are usually better than reality..."

I haven't played SWTOR or TSW, but I can say that GW2 at least looks like it took 7 some-odd years to make.

In my eyes, was it worth the wait?  Fuck.  Yes.  It ain't the perfect game, but no game is, but it is really, really fucking good.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 14, 2012, 10:18:36 pm
Part of the problem is that many in the gaming community have had their rose-colored nostalgia goggles permanently affixed to their eyes.

They think about the good ol' days, about how all the old games were better.  The problem is that they've put the "good ol' days" on such a high pedestal that there is no way any game released now could ever possibly compare.

Games made back then were as shitty and good as the games today are.  People complain about how "games today are so easy" but then hard games are being made (and often these same people will be whining about that)

What also gets me is when people complain about how X is overpowered and Game that X belongs to is too easy.  When you ask them "Well, maybe stop using the overpowered ability", their response can be accurately summed up as

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DON'T ASK ME TO PERFORM ANY SELF CONTROL, IT SHOULD BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DEVELOPER TO MAKE THE GAME NINTENDO HARD FOR US METAGAMERS WHO TAKE ABSOLUTELY EVERY ADVANTAGE OF THE SYSTEM!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on September 14, 2012, 10:56:12 pm
So Obsidian is doing a thing. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity)

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Obsidian Entertainment and our legendary game designers Chris Avellone, Tim Cain, and Josh Sawyer are excited to bring you a new role-playing game for the PC. Project Eternity (working title) pays homage to the great Infinity Engine games of years past: Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.

Project Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPGs that we enjoyed making - and playing. At Obsidian, we have the people responsible for many of those classic games and we want to bring those games back… and that’s why we’re here - we need your help to make it a reality!

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma3wz5xIWY1qesugk.gif)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 15, 2012, 02:44:47 am
Waitwaitwait...weren't those all using various D&D rulesets?  ...Are they implying we could have a good D&D-based single-player RPG coming soon?

That was the sound of my penis exploding from the sheer ecstasy that thought caused.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on September 15, 2012, 12:29:15 pm
I haven't played SWTOR or TSW, but I can say that GW2 at least looks like it took 7 some-odd years to make.

I'm sure it is awesome. I haven't played GW2, but did play 1 and really like it. I'm very interested in GW2, but can't justify buying it right now.

So Obsidian is doing a thing. (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity)

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Obsidian Entertainment and our legendary game designers Chris Avellone, Tim Cain, and Josh Sawyer are excited to bring you a new role-playing game for the PC. Project Eternity (working title) pays homage to the great Infinity Engine games of years past: Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Planescape: Torment.

Project Eternity aims to recapture the magic, imagination, depth, and nostalgia of classic RPGs that we enjoyed making - and playing. At Obsidian, we have the people responsible for many of those classic games and we want to bring those games back… and that’s why we’re here - we need your help to make it a reality!

I saw that yesterday and started drooling. I really wonder what they are going to come up with.

Waitwaitwait...weren't those all using various D&D rulesets?  ...Are they implying we could have a good D&D-based single-player RPG coming soon?

That was the sound of my penis exploding from the sheer ecstasy that thought caused.

Put your penis back together. This is a new IP, not another D&D game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 15, 2012, 07:50:50 pm
New IP doesn't mean they won't be using D&D rules.  There's a difference between using a D&D setting, and the D&D ruleset.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on September 16, 2012, 01:02:43 am
New IP doesn't mean they won't be using D&D rules.  There's a difference between using a D&D setting, and the D&D ruleset.

I need to find where I read it, but I'm pretty sure they're not using D&D rules because they've said they're horrendously unbalanced.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 16, 2012, 03:48:41 pm
Fuck yes, I finally defeated the flagship in FTL - Faster Than Light. I managed to stumble upon the perfect build and strategy for taking him down, completely by accident (though admittedly, it is kind of obvious). That fight was not so much a fight as it was me steadily dismantling his ship piece by piece. Only took a total of eight points of hull damage throughout the entire fight.

After having my ass handed to me every time I got close to him, this was absolutely glorious.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on September 16, 2012, 08:40:29 pm
Finally got my first earned Botkiller weapon, the Flamethrower (I bought a Botkiller wrench off some guy since it is the one I really wanted).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on September 17, 2012, 05:03:06 am
Beat Dead Space 2 for the third time, though this time with 3 fully-upgraded weapons.  The only thing better than obliterating everything in my path was killing the ubermorph that constantly regenerates.  After he made my life hell the last playthrough, and after he chased me through the previous level, I finally tricked him into getting right near a huge fan.  I then hit him with Stasis and shot him right into the fan, yelling, "Trying growing back now!"  Great feeling when you kill something that's normally unkillable.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 17, 2012, 10:04:34 am
New IP doesn't mean they won't be using D&D rules.  There's a difference between using a D&D setting, and the D&D ruleset.

I need to find where I read it, but I'm pretty sure they're not using D&D rules because they've said they're horrendously unbalanced.
If you find it let me know, I'd be backing the project if it isn't using the D&D rules.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 18, 2012, 05:37:42 am
Take a lookse at what I just found. Starship Corporation (http://www.starshipcorporation.com/). Basically, it's a big fuckoff spaceship building and management sim, or as I like to call it, Faster Than Light on steroids (at least that's how it looks thus far). I have to say, despite all the pretentious 8-bit shovelware, indie developers are doing some amazing things in the sci-fi genre.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on September 18, 2012, 06:03:53 am
I'm a fan of Shores of Hazeron (http://www.hazeron.com/) which allows you to build a civilization from nothing to sending rockets into space, allowing you to build actual spaceships(with blueprints that you make for it) from minerals on other planets, build some warp drive shit and check out neighboring solar systems(you can do this without it but it will take hours before you reach anything outside your solar system).

Only downsides are that the game was started like a decade ago so the graphics are rather basic. And sometimes horrible lag.

Here's a video of a person having reached the stage of basic rockets and blasting off to the moon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRAnMvKtSY4
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 18, 2012, 06:56:34 am
I would love to try out Hazeron should I ever have a PC that wouldn't melt at the mere thought of it. Though it does look like it suffers from the Spore problem of spreading itself way too thin. Personally, I'd rather have a dedicated spaceship building and combat sim.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 20, 2012, 01:01:07 pm
Free games:
http://neondeathparade.net/post/31819794911/big-fat-birthday-pc-game-giveaway

That I happen to know about.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on September 20, 2012, 09:34:32 pm
Hmm, Borderlands 2 requires Steam activation. This does not bode well, but it seems good so far.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 20, 2012, 09:55:15 pm
Hmm, Borderlands 2 requires Steam activation. This does not bode well, but it seems good so far.
Has some nice integration features from what I'm seeing. Lets you invite people right off your steam list.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on September 20, 2012, 10:52:24 pm
Hmm, Borderlands 2 requires Steam activation. This does not bode well, but it seems good so far.
Has some nice integration features from what I'm seeing. Lets you invite people right off your steam list.

I liked that, but I hate it being on Steam. One has to be online to get into offline mode, and all the advertising crap.

The game is pretty bloody good, but the UI isn't as good as the first game, though maybe it's just because I'm used to it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 21, 2012, 08:24:18 am
By the way, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 is currently 60% on GOG.com, bringing it down to $7.99. If you don't have it already and you like management sims, then definitely pick it up. It's most definitely the best in its genre by a huge margin.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 21, 2012, 08:26:49 am
The game is pretty bloody good, but the UI isn't as good as the first game, though maybe it's just because I'm used to it.
I'm finding the separate menus a bit jarring as well, but should I figure out the hot keys again(been ages since i played an FPS like this) it should be manageable.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on September 21, 2012, 02:43:01 pm
By the way, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 is currently 60% on GOG.com, bringing it down to $7.99. If you don't have it already and you like management sims, then definitely pick it up. It's most definitely the best in its genre by a huge margin.

I love RCT 3, though for some reason, people think my coasters are a little too extreme to watch.  Just because one has an 800 foot drop whilte another has over 40 inversions . . .

I also love giving drinks away for free but charging $6 for the bathroom.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 21, 2012, 03:03:39 pm
I love RCT 3, though for some reason, people think my coasters are a little too extreme to watch.  Just because one has an 800 foot drop whilte another has over 40 inversions . . .

I also love giving drinks away for free but charging $6 for the bathroom.
I'm having a lot of fun with it so far. My only major complaints so far is that micro-managing your employees is a pain in the ass and the interface is a lot more cryptic than its predecessors, but other than that, it's a seriously awesome game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on September 21, 2012, 04:37:58 pm
I love RCT 3, though for some reason, people think my coasters are a little too extreme to watch.  Just because one has an 800 foot drop whilte another has over 40 inversions . . .

I also love giving drinks away for free but charging $6 for the bathroom.
I'm having a lot of fun with it so far. My only major complaints so far is that micro-managing your employees is a pain in the ass and the interface is a lot more cryptic than its predecessors, but other than that, it's a seriously awesome game.

I especially love sandbox mode, because the ride selection is fantastic, and you can create a diverse, kickass park with sections for every type of guest. I have the water park expansion pack, and that's awesome as well. It's fun to build custom water slides. Man, do the lines get long for those.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on September 22, 2012, 04:12:27 am
I preordered Pokemon Black 2.  It sounds like fun, and the new Pokestar studios sounds like a pokemon version of The Movies.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: SimSim on September 23, 2012, 11:56:18 am
I'm several years behind the times and I just started playing Fallout New Vegas. I kinda like paying $20some to have the bugs gone and all the DLC. Any suggestions on missions that are must dos and those that suck and are worth skipping?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: DrFishcake on September 23, 2012, 02:33:28 pm
By the way, Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 is currently 60% on GOG.com, bringing it down to $7.99. If you don't have it already and you like management sims, then definitely pick it up. It's most definitely the best in its genre by a huge margin.

^ This. Enjoyed that game so immensely. Also, D/L the PyroMikkel fireworks pack. Ton of new effects, about 90% of which are more realistic than the default selection.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on September 23, 2012, 04:12:56 pm
I'm several years behind the times and I just started playing Fallout New Vegas. I kinda like paying $20some to have the bugs gone and all the DLC. Any suggestions on missions that are must dos and those that suck and are worth skipping?

Don't do anything for the Legion.  They're douche bags.  Hell everyone but you is a douche and doesn't deserve any of your time.  And unlike Skyrim, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK FOR ANYONE!  You can go out and just take over New Vegas by yourself, it's great!

Ironbite-and there are bugs...it's a Bethesda game. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: SimSim on September 23, 2012, 04:58:34 pm
It's a Bethesda and Obsidian game, I should rephrase, the game destroying bugs have been worked out.

And yeah, I noticed that your actions have varying effects between the factions. Helping one tends to get others to dislike you.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on September 23, 2012, 08:18:19 pm
I'm several years behind the times and I just started playing Fallout New Vegas. I kinda like paying $20some to have the bugs gone and all the DLC. Any suggestions on missions that are must dos and those that suck and are worth skipping?

Don't do anything for the Legion.  They're douche bags.  Hell everyone but you is a douche and doesn't deserve any of your time.  And unlike Skyrim, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK FOR ANYONE!  You can go out and just take over New Vegas by yourself, it's great!

The Legion questline can be fun if you don't mind being a jerk. I made one character specifically to do those quests, and made her as evil as possible.

I find "Come Fly With Me" to be rather touching (if you take the good option).
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: tygerarmy on September 23, 2012, 10:01:13 pm
I made a female character who slept with, then killed Benny.
I only played the first DLC Dead Money,  and found it to be Nintendo Hard (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FalloutNewVegas/TropesNToR)

How you help or don't help every character changes their ending, do a lot of side quests.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on September 23, 2012, 10:58:13 pm
Can't wait for Phantasy Star Online 2 to get up, I plan on downloading it as soon as it becomes possible.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Zygarde on September 23, 2012, 11:10:41 pm
I'm considering weather or not to drop the $9.99 and buy Faster Than Light or save up and finally shut up my fucking cousin and get Saints Row Three.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on September 23, 2012, 11:31:25 pm
I made a female character who slept with, then killed Benny.
I only played the first DLC Dead Money,  and found it to be Nintendo Hard (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/FalloutNewVegas/TropesNToR)

How you help or don't help every character changes their ending, do a lot of side quests.

Dead Money is brutal, but the potential payoff is really nice. I liked that there were a lot of stat/skill checks for various non-quest stuff, like understanding Christine. Honest Hearts was beautiful and had a rather nice and basically logical moral choice at the end as well as lots of great stuff to find (like the Survivalist stories), but it felt a bit aimless. I've done a bit of Old World Blues, which appears to be hard as balls - harder than Dead Money - and the sense I get from Lonesome Road is that it'll be more of the same. It's cool that they all have references to each other, though. It gives you the sense there are other wanderers out there doing stuff.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on September 24, 2012, 08:30:15 am
From what I've found, Old World Blues and Lonesome road connect directly to the main story pretty seamlessly.  Dead Money and Honest Hearts...eh.

Ironbite-but Lonesome Road is so connected it's not even funny.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Juna Starrider on September 24, 2012, 09:18:53 am
Lonesome Road seems to be very hard, in my opinion.  Dead Money is hard because of all the limitations (Lose all your gear, explosive collar 'round your neck, enemies that are hard to kill, deadly gas), but Lonesome road is just bloody hard, even though it allows you to pack everything.  I was decked out in Power Armour, several different top of the line weapons, enough ammo to shoot up New Vegas, and stimpacks galore.   By the end of the game, I was scrounging for bullets, eating radiated Mac 'N Cheese for sustenance,  all while being hunted by a marked man with a stealth boy.   Oh god...it was fun.

Although, the tunnellers.... *shudder*.  I thought Cazadores and Deathclaws were scary.  Those guys have nothing on the Tunnellers. 
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 24, 2012, 09:24:17 am
Stealth is your friend in lonesome road.

Went through it with a riot shotgun and desert ranger armor, with the odd help from a rocket launcher(and at one point a fatboy). Was a blast.

That said, I thought old world blues wasn't that bad, you just need something with a bit of AP to it, an EMP weapon, or a couple of those anti-robot perks. Shit ton of loot though, never have money trouble after that place.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 25, 2012, 01:32:39 am
I think I'm starting to fall in love with RedPower, in Technic Minecraft.  Unlike the BuildCraft pipes, if RedPower pipes can't send anything into a connected inventory, even if a pulse is sent to a filter to pull things out of a chest, it won't do it.  If any excess does happen to pop up, its just sent back down the system, and right back into the chest from whence it came.

No need for obsidian pipes, BuildCraft engines, or any complex retrieval systems, since the filters work off simple redstone pulses, which you can do easily with a timer and some red alloy wire.  No muss, no fuss...lovely, and efficient.  Just how I like my machines.

[ETA]
My god, I think I've created not one, but two monsters.  My first monster?  A behemothic BuildCraft energy generator that works off 64 redstone and 64 steam engines, the latter of which are fueled by an endless supply of charcoal (4x less EMC than regular coal) distributed by a RedPower pneumatic tube system.

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_BuildCraft-Behemoth-Generator.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=BuildCraft-Behemoth-Generator.png)

My second monster?  You know how, with my behemoth BuildCraft generator, I effectively have a massive, endless supply of BuildCraft energy?  I've done the same with IndustrialCraft, using a little trick I learned by reading the Technic wiki comments that allows me to create endless amounts of lava.  FOR FREE. (Minus parts and labor, of course)

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_Free-Lava-Generator.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=Free-Lava-Generator.png)

Oh, and how much can this generate?  Well, it may not look like much, but my tanks were about...15% full before I made two of these wee buggers.  A few Minecraft days later, I now have THIS.

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_SO-MUCH-LAVA.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=SO-MUCH-LAVA.png)

Yeah.  I...actually forget exactly how high those towers of tanks are, but there's a dozen per row.  My guess?  They're about 12 blocks high, so that's...12x4x12 = 576 tanks.  With each storing 16 cubic meters of lava, that brings me to a maximum of 9,276 cubic meters of lava, which I'm nearly at.

Sooo...yeah.  Effective, efficient, and endless.  I dunno bout you guys, but I'm pretty damn proud of myself, right now.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on September 25, 2012, 05:41:11 am
I think I'm starting to fall in love with RedPower, in Technic Minecraft.  Unlike the BuildCraft pipes, if RedPower pipes can't send anything into a connected inventory, even if a pulse is sent to a filter to pull things out of a chest, it won't do it.  If any excess does happen to pop up, its just sent back down the system, and right back into the chest from whence it came.

No need for obsidian pipes, BuildCraft engines, or any complex retrieval systems, since the filters work off simple redstone pulses, which you can do easily with a timer and some red alloy wire.  No muss, no fuss...lovely, and efficient.  Just how I like my machines.

[ETA]
My god, I think I've created not one, but two monsters.  My first monster?  A behemothic BuildCraft energy generator that works off 64 redstone and 64 steam engines, the latter of which are fueled by an endless supply of charcoal (4x less EMC than regular coal) distributed by a RedPower pneumatic tube system.

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_BuildCraft-Behemoth-Generator.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=BuildCraft-Behemoth-Generator.png)

My second monster?  You know how, with my behemoth BuildCraft generator, I effectively have a massive, endless supply of BuildCraft energy?  I've done the same with IndustrialCraft, using a little trick I learned by reading the Technic wiki comments that allows me to create endless amounts of lava.  FOR FREE. (Minus parts and labor, of course)

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_Free-Lava-Generator.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=Free-Lava-Generator.png)

Oh, and how much can this generate?  Well, it may not look like much, but my tanks were about...15% full before I made two of these wee buggers.  A few Minecraft days later, I now have THIS.

(http://i655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/th_SO-MUCH-LAVA.png) (http://s655.photobucket.com/albums/uu273/RH-00/?action=view&current=SO-MUCH-LAVA.png)

Yeah.  I...actually forget exactly how high those towers of tanks are, but there's a dozen per row.  My guess?  They're about 12 blocks high, so that's...12x4x12 = 576 tanks.  With each storing 16 cubic meters of lava, that brings me to a maximum of 9,276 cubic meters of lava, which I'm nearly at.

Sooo...yeah.  Effective, efficient, and endless.  I dunno bout you guys, but I'm pretty damn proud of myself, right now.

This actually looks absurdly fun. I love engineery things!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on September 25, 2012, 08:33:24 am
Borderlands 2 is a bit harder than number 1, the AI is smarter and guns and vehicles are harder to use. It does make for a different, and arguably better, experience.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 25, 2012, 09:46:00 am
Borderlands 2 is a bit harder than number 1, the AI is smarter and guns and vehicles are harder to use. It does make for a different, and arguably better, experience.
I've had some pretty heavy skews in difficulty on different characters. I was getting trashed on one, started another(without even getting to skill points yet) had a much easier time. That said, now that I'm familiar with the game I'm back to the original character and Iridium is falling out of the fucking sky on me compared to any other characters.

But I love the fact the enemies react to bullets near them. Makes it a bitch to kill them, but great for herding them into grenades. I'm thinking I need some more grenades with long fuses to make it more fun.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on September 25, 2012, 10:38:55 am
Borderlands 2 is a bit harder than number 1, the AI is smarter and guns and vehicles are harder to use. It does make for a different, and arguably better, experience.
I've had some pretty heavy skews in difficulty on different characters. I was getting trashed on one, started another(without even getting to skill points yet) had a much easier time. That said, now that I'm familiar with the game I'm back to the original character and Iridium is falling out of the fucking sky on me compared to any other characters.

But I love the fact the enemies react to bullets near them. Makes it a bitch to kill them, but great for herding them into grenades. I'm thinking I need some more grenades with long fuses to make it more fun.

IMO Axton's turret is a bit over-powered. Then again I haven't had much of a chance to play with it, let alone other characters.

Also, is it just me or have all weapons had their accuracy reduced (barring Hyperion, for their own reasons)? But it is nice to see the AI using a basic modicum of tactics, even if at best it is simply roll out of the way. It does make using grenades with a high area of effect (correct phrase?) fun to use.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 25, 2012, 10:58:28 am
As I level up I'm seeing some serious weapons improvements, but up till 10 at least rifles are shit, shotguns are a joke and pistols are fucking awe inspiring. Hell, my heavy weapon right now is a hyperion elemental pistol. The thing takes down anything once I can fucking hit something with it. Also Sniper rifles with 5 round burst fire... I thought it was a joke at first, then I dropped a badass in one burst. I might only have 12 shots with it, but by god each time something died.

Finally found a decent rifle with auto fire, and bursts while aiming down the sights, but I still wind up using different weapons from time to time. I'm seeing more and more interesting(and accurate) weapons outside of pistols now though, it may get better as higher level weapons are introduced.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on September 26, 2012, 03:43:45 am
In the low twenties now and my friends and I have been finding some great drops, like 500+ damage explosive rifle that shoots rockets. Great when fighting armored bots and such. I've been focused on rifles since I'm playing Axton, but we have each class in our group and everybody's been pretty happy with the stuff we've found. Seems like the game hits its stride around 15-20.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: largeham on September 26, 2012, 07:37:42 pm
Eh, I don't really like playing multiplayer. I like wasting time and looking around for loot or other interesting random stuff, while in my experience most people would rather just rush through the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MaybeNever on September 28, 2012, 01:16:29 am
Eh, I don't really like playing multiplayer. I like wasting time and looking around for loot or other interesting random stuff, while in my experience most people would rather just rush through the game.

Yeah, that's a downside. But playing single-player seems very... empty. Lonely. It'd be nice if there were NPC companions, but oh well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on September 28, 2012, 03:59:29 am
Holy shit, new Mount & Blade!  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLB9PlqkONo
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 28, 2012, 11:24:48 pm
I officially have the best girlfriend in the world.  Guess what she got me for my birthday?  Go on, guess!

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Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Zygarde on September 29, 2012, 12:06:46 am
So I just got Faster Than Light and I love it but it is hard as hell.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 29, 2012, 12:25:12 am
So I just got Faster Than Light and I love it but it is hard as hell.
You may want to play on easy for a while, just so you can unlock some more ships. The game gets a little dull when you only have the Kestral and the Engi Cruiser available.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on September 29, 2012, 06:20:49 am
I officially have the best girlfriend in the world.  Guess what she got me for my birthday?  Go on, guess!

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We knew that even without the awesome gift! :D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 29, 2012, 06:25:10 am
I officially have the best girlfriend in the world.  Guess what she got me for my birthday?  Go on, guess!

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We knew that even without the awesome gift! :D

Hahaha, true.  But, it certainly doesn't hurt things, no?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: SimSim on September 29, 2012, 01:51:58 pm
$6 for Starflight 1 and 2 on GOG, damn that's a steal. I can't remember how hours I wasted playing Starflight on my Amiga in the early 90s. I wonder if it'll work in DOSBox on my Mac, it'd be great to play it again.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 29, 2012, 08:33:25 pm
Just killed some time in the X Com demo, thinking of picking it up to further build up a backlog of shit I haven't finished. Pretty brutal for a tutorial, but it gets the point across.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RinellaWasHere on September 29, 2012, 09:06:22 pm
Holy shit, new Mount & Blade!  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLB9PlqkONo

ALL THE SHIT HAS BEEN LOST
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 29, 2012, 10:33:23 pm
I've decided to have another crack at finally finishing Dragon Age: Origins. Maybe putting it on nightmare difficulty was a bad idea, seeing as I'm dying quite a bit trying to slog through the Kokari Wilds, but I do like a challenge.

I figure things'll become a lot easier once Alistair learns taunt. It'll make life a hell of a lot easier for my archery-focused PC.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on September 30, 2012, 07:00:42 am
I've decided to have another crack at finally finishing Dragon Age: Origins. Maybe putting it on nightmare difficulty was a bad idea, seeing as I'm dying quite a bit trying to slog through the Kokari Wilds, but I do like a challenge.

I figure things'll become a lot easier once Alistair learns taunt. It'll make life a hell of a lot easier for my archery-focused PC.
That damn game kicked my ass on normal until I traded a console version in for a PC version.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 30, 2012, 03:44:46 pm
I need a better computer with a better processor before I can think of tackling Dragon Age Origins again.

Seriously, what kinda game has its battle system set up so that the damage lags up to 15 seconds behind the action?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on September 30, 2012, 03:50:10 pm
I need a better computer with a better processor before I can think of tackling Dragon Age Origins again.

Seriously, what kinda game has its battle system set up so that the damage lags up to 15 seconds behind the action?

A poorly-designed one?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 30, 2012, 04:04:58 pm
I need a better computer with a better processor before I can think of tackling Dragon Age Origins again.

Seriously, what kinda game has its battle system set up so that the damage lags up to 15 seconds behind the action?

A poorly-designed one?

Heh.

Seriously, though, my computer's so bad that even on the lowest settings, large groups of enemies (or, worse, rain) bogs the gameplay down to the point where the damage calculations lag behind everything.  Which makes it very easy to die, let me tell you.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Normandy on September 30, 2012, 05:23:01 pm
I am way behind the rest of the world on this, but I started playing Portal this weekend.  Really loving it so far.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on September 30, 2012, 07:34:54 pm
I've decided to have another crack at finally finishing Dragon Age: Origins. Maybe putting it on nightmare difficulty was a bad idea, seeing as I'm dying quite a bit trying to slog through the Kokari Wilds, but I do like a challenge.

I figure things'll become a lot easier once Alistair learns taunt. It'll make life a hell of a lot easier for my archery-focused PC.
That damn game kicked my ass on normal until I traded a console version in for a PC version.
I'd love nothing more than to play that game on PC, as the 360 controls are a little less than ideal. However, my laptop struggles to handle even Pentium-era graphics. I can only play Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 in 800x600 and with all but a few texture details turned right down if I want it to run smoothly.

The joys of integrated graphics processing.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on September 30, 2012, 08:22:49 pm
Starting to think everything in Skyrim has a suicide wish.

Ironbite-everything that attacks me...dies.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on September 30, 2012, 11:53:46 pm
Starting to think everything in Skyrim has a suicide wish.

Ironbite-everything that attacks me...dies.

Welcome to every RPG ever ;D
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: tygerarmy on October 01, 2012, 12:39:10 am
Late game once you've leveled up I agree.

I like how things like giants are really hard to kill until you're level 8-10 depending on your build, but there should be more of that.  The masked Dragon Priests should have higher minimum levels as should certain bosses.  Dragons could be stronger and more dynamic.
And then Bandits and other NPCs could be toned down.  With my Dark Brotherhood character Shadomere became useless.  As he doesn't retreat and the level 40 and 50+ bandits would one or two hit kill him.  And I got tired of having to mark on the map where he died to come pick him up a month later.

Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on October 01, 2012, 01:16:56 am
Shadowmere is just following me along whenever I quick travel anywhere.  And then I leave him where he's at.

Ironbite-CAUSE WHO THE FUCK USES HORSES WITHOUT DAWNGUARD ANYWAYS?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 01, 2012, 01:55:43 am
Shadowmere is just following me along whenever I quick travel anywhere.  And then I leave him where he's at.

Ironbite-CAUSE WHO THE FUCK USES HORSES WITHOUT DAWNGUARD ANYWAYS?

Horse combat is a part of vanilla Skyrim :P

Too bad you can only do it with one-handed weapons and I think bows.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on October 01, 2012, 02:09:06 am
Again I ask, who uses horses anyways?  I haven't seen anything that needed me to be on a horse.  They can't run faster, jump higher or further.  In fact, using a horse is almost an insult to me.

Ironbite-that and it's 1000 septims per horse...fuck me I ain't made of money.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 01, 2012, 02:42:57 am
One of the reasons I love the mounts, horses in particular, in Ultima Online.  They're faster than people (unless you're a mage with plenty of skill and mana for mark/recall or gate travel), and when trained properly, can at least manage to not fucking die when faced with some opponents.  Granted, unless you get something like a nightmare (no, don't think Nightmare Moon, bronies.  Think the Man-Eating Horses of Diomedes), which can outclass dragons and daemons, it ain't much...but, its better than nothin, and helps if you get hit by a bola.

Oh, and I do so love nightmares in UO.  They are NOT pussies, and not to be fucked with by anything less than a grandmaster tamer with some powerful magic, or powerful backup.  They're also exclusive carnivores...and prefer their meat raw.  They don't look like much in-game, but if you get too close, they'll kill your ass with magical fire, because they're also magic.  And evil.  And almost as intelligent as a god damned dragon.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 01, 2012, 03:58:27 am
Again I ask, who uses horses anyways?  I haven't seen anything that needed me to be on a horse.  They can't run faster, jump higher or further.  In fact, using a horse is almost an insult to me.

Ironbite-that and it's 1000 septims per horse...fuck me I ain't made of money.

My horses have armor.  And I didn't have to shell out real money for that "privilege" :D

But really, they could stand to be faster.  They do have the advantage of being able to say "Fuck physics" and ride straight up a mountainside though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on October 01, 2012, 06:53:49 am
Again I ask, who uses horses anyways?  I haven't seen anything that needed me to be on a horse.  They can't run faster, jump higher or further.  In fact, using a horse is almost an insult to me.

Ironbite-that and it's 1000 septims per horse...fuck me I ain't made of money.

My horses have armor.  And I didn't have to shell out real money for that "privilege" :D

But really, they could stand to be faster.  They do have the advantage of being able to say "Fuck physics" and ride straight up a mountainside though.

Can't you fast travel on a horse, even if you are encumbered?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 01, 2012, 07:38:46 am
Again I ask, who uses horses anyways?  I haven't seen anything that needed me to be on a horse.  They can't run faster, jump higher or further.  In fact, using a horse is almost an insult to me.

Ironbite-that and it's 1000 septims per horse...fuck me I ain't made of money.

My horses have armor.  And I didn't have to shell out real money for that "privilege" :D

But really, they could stand to be faster.  They do have the advantage of being able to say "Fuck physics" and ride straight up a mountainside though.

Can't you fast travel on a horse, even if you are encumbered?

I forgot about that, actually.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on October 01, 2012, 07:41:02 am
Again I ask, who uses horses anyways?  I haven't seen anything that needed me to be on a horse.  They can't run faster, jump higher or further.  In fact, using a horse is almost an insult to me.

Ironbite-that and it's 1000 septims per horse...fuck me I ain't made of money.

My horses have armor.  And I didn't have to shell out real money for that "privilege" :D

But really, they could stand to be faster.  They do have the advantage of being able to say "Fuck physics" and ride straight up a mountainside though.

Can't you fast travel on a horse, even if you are encumbered?

....*pimpslaps*

Ironbite-hate you!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: StallChaser on October 01, 2012, 10:45:48 pm
Again I ask, who uses horses anyways?  I haven't seen anything that needed me to be on a horse.  They can't run faster, jump higher or further.  In fact, using a horse is almost an insult to me.

Ironbite-that and it's 1000 septims per horse...fuck me I ain't made of money.

My horses have armor.  And I didn't have to shell out real money for that "privilege" :D

But really, they could stand to be faster.  They do have the advantage of being able to say "Fuck physics" and ride straight up a mountainside though.

Shadowmare.   /horsedebate.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: VirtualStranger on October 02, 2012, 01:34:02 am
Again I ask, who uses horses anyways?  I haven't seen anything that needed me to be on a horse.  They can't run faster, jump higher or further.  In fact, using a horse is almost an insult to me.

Ironbite-that and it's 1000 septims per horse...fuck me I ain't made of money.

1000 gold? I made that much money in the first three hours of the game just by raiding dungeons full of bandits and selling off their shit.

As a side note, My current character currently possesses 300,000 gold, two fully furnished houses, and a huge-ass custom-built lakeside manor. By the end of the game, I should have enough money to buy the entire country.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on October 02, 2012, 04:00:47 am
Well, my Dragon Age: Origins play through is going rather well. Finished clearing the Circle of Magi, managed to take down Uldred using only three lyrium potions in total. Did I mention I'm playing on nightmare difficulty? On an Xbox 360?

Still, the real test will be whether or not I can bring down a dragon. As I recall, those things are just insane.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on October 02, 2012, 05:57:07 am
Threw another controller yesterday, though this time it was for my PS 2.  I was frustrated because of our Air Conditioner.  Then my computer kept freezing so I tried to put on Fire Pro Wrestling to watch in between freezes.  At that point, either the game was having problems, or I was too ****'ed off to concentrate, but the settings kept going to default after I spent 10 minutes setting up a league.  I sent the controller hurtling toward the TV, where it shattered (Gamestop brand so not very sturdy).

Oohs, oh well I have a back up, and PS2 controllers aren't very cheap.  I decided to to play any 360 or DS games for a while at that point.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on October 09, 2012, 01:29:24 am
I got Pokemon White 2 today.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: FirsthandTuna on October 09, 2012, 02:49:11 am
I got Pokemon White 2 today.

Is it any good?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on October 09, 2012, 03:49:57 am
I preordered Black 2.  Even though we're going to Walmart today, I have to wait until at least Friday.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on October 09, 2012, 04:10:22 am
I got Pokemon White 2 today.

Is it any good?

Only got to play for a little bit before I go to bed, pretty fun so far.

I plan on trying to play through the game using only N's Pokemon when I get the chance. Should provide a decent challenge. Getting a little bored with finding the daycare and breeding some supersoldiers to EV train before steamrolling the entire game into oblivion.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on October 10, 2012, 08:29:58 am
The XCom remake is awesome. Despite my inability to keep snipers or rookies alive.

Edit:
Oh, and retro city rampage got a stealth release yesterday.
Quick look from some guys who seem to be on top of things: http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-retro-city-rampage/17-6658/
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on October 10, 2012, 06:21:00 pm
I may....be getting Hearthfire.  May.  I love Dawnguard as it adds horse combat and vampires who aren't pathetic to my game and from what I saw with Al Chest Breach it looks kinda fun.  My only issue is that the kids seem...awfully stupid.

Ironbite-wonder if you can kill 'em and start over.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: tygerarmy on October 10, 2012, 10:12:01 pm
Hearthfire is OK, I like it, but the 3 plots and house you can make are really similar and should be more customizable.  The horse combat needs work.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on October 11, 2012, 01:36:14 am
I've been on the Mechwarrior online closed beta for a while now. Fun game.

Highlights so far:

1) The match starts with a lone scout charging my team and getting blasted pretty quickly. We advance but see no other hostiles. I get a great idea and get on top of a hill to get a better view. Well what do you know, I actually spot some hostiles so I zoom in and turn on the heatvision to get a better aim... And suddenly my screen is filled with long range missiles zooming at me -FULL REVERSE! BOOM BOOM BANG!

Huh, apparently the other team had been staying back because almost all of them had LRM-mechs. Well that taught me a lesson. (but it did look cool)

2) Early in the match I had one arm blown off my mech and suffered much damage to other parts as well, so I'm trying to be cautious for now at least. Together with some team mates I start harassing an Awesome (let's just say that this mech did not get that name by being a tiny, little, weakly tin can.) and I keep at it's back and blast it with my laser and SRM. I'm not really doing that much damage compared to the others since I'm in a scout mech but it is cool when one of the arms gets blown off and the game credits me with the destruction. Also, I get the credit for the kill few shots later.

3) I've been shooting at an Atlas (biggest, toughest, meanest mech in game) alongside some teammates and my mech overheats and shuts down. Seeing as I am IN FRONT OF the Atlas I override the shutdown and decide to run out of the fire arc to cool down. but after taking one step my mech blows up... "Hylobates has killed Hylobates" Ahhh. So RUNNING will also cause heat. And by overriding the shutdown I killed myself by producing too much heat... GG
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on October 11, 2012, 07:23:00 pm
The PSN store's getting a new look...

http://www.vg247.com/2012/10/11/sony-unveils-redesigned-ps-store-live-from-october-17/ (http://www.vg247.com/2012/10/11/sony-unveils-redesigned-ps-store-live-from-october-17/)

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/10/11/new-playstation-store-coming-october-23rd/ (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/10/11/new-playstation-store-coming-october-23rd/)

...Well, at least it isn't the current Xbox 360 interface (I seriously want to subject whoever came up with Metro in the first place to a Limbo of the Lost playthrough)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MoonWolfhowl on October 12, 2012, 04:38:51 pm
Made a fuckton of characters in Skyrim, but got distracted by finding my old Chrono Cross and FFTactics games. I can deal with the shitty translation if it means I won't have to be on constant guard for goddamn chocobos killing me all the time.

I got Pokemon White 2 today.

I wanna get myself a pokerman game again. I have an emulator for Ruby but it's just not the same as getting to play on a handheld.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Yaezakura on October 12, 2012, 11:45:24 pm
I got Pokemon White 2 today.

I wanna get myself a pokerman game again. I have an emulator for Ruby but it's just not the same as getting to play on a handheld.

If you're going to get a Pokemon game, I'd suggest finding a copy of Black or White first, and then later pick up Black 2 or White 2 if you feel so inclined. Aside from being direct story sequels, I think Black or White would offer something of a better experience to someone coming back into the game after an absence.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on October 13, 2012, 12:20:16 am
Also, transferring data from a B&W save to B&W 2 gets you some more cutscenes.

Speaking of which, I got Genesect in B&W2 via Mystery Gift after beating Elesa (I simply didn't bother to use the feature up until that point). It's pretty much broken the game so far, although I'm going to have to face Skyla next, so that may wind up changing soon.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on October 13, 2012, 02:00:02 am
There have been some  pretty mediocre (http://www.gamespot.com/pokemon-white-version-2/reviews/pokemon-white-version-2-review-6397356/) reviews for it though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on October 13, 2012, 02:46:36 am
Also, Black and White both have horrible real time based mechanics in the game. Specifically, there are different seasons in-game and they change depending on the actual time of the year (or to put it bluntly, you have to regularly exit the game and fuck around with the DS's internal clock to access all of the content). If, like me, you find that sort of thing to be completely insufferable, you may want to go with Diamond/Pearl instead.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on October 13, 2012, 02:49:21 am
Or you can just say fuck it, like I do, rush through the story, hunt down what you want to mess with when you want, get the perfect team you want up and running and just ruin the whole point of the game for the sake of your own little metagame.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on October 13, 2012, 04:49:22 am
I skipped right to Black 2.  At the moment, my Lucario and whatever the water starter is are laying waste to everything in their paths.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on October 13, 2012, 08:55:07 am
There have been some  pretty mediocre (http://www.gamespot.com/pokemon-white-version-2/reviews/pokemon-white-version-2-review-6397356/) reviews for it though.

They also gave Jet Set Radio a low score. Besides, I haven't trusted Gamespot since the whole Kane & Lynch fiasco.


I skipped right to Black 2.  At the moment, my Lucario and whatever the water starter is are laying waste to everything in their paths.

Add to that by using Mystery Gift from the main menu.

Genesect will really wreck your opponents' shit
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 14, 2012, 09:29:45 pm
I think I've reached the level of technological insanity in Technic.  I've got enough EMC in my Transmutation Tablet to make practically anything I want, including Mk 3 collectors and relays.  I've managed to create an automated BuildCraft power generation facility that runs forever, an eternal supply of steel (for Railcraft), an eternal supply of geothermal power via lava cells, and I've just finished a system that will give me a never-ending supply of advanced alloys.

I think I can safely say that Equivalent Exchange is BROKEN AS ALL FUCK.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on October 15, 2012, 12:15:12 am
I have beaten Dawnguard.  Only took me 4 Cuddles.  And now I have Serana as a companion.

Ironbite-Vampire lady looks good in glass armor.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Yaezakura on October 15, 2012, 12:32:48 am
There have been some  pretty mediocre (http://www.gamespot.com/pokemon-white-version-2/reviews/pokemon-white-version-2-review-6397356/) reviews for it though.

GameSpot always gives Pokemon lackluster reviews because Nintendo won't pay them for good ones, not to mention GameSpot's notorious genre bias. For some other POVs, Famitsu gave it a 36/40, and IGN gave it a 9.6/10. When one review source consistently rates a specific series lower than every other review source on the planet, I think it's pretty obvious the problem doesn't rest with the game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 15, 2012, 01:35:58 am
I honestly don't pay much heed to reviews, or even hearsay.

Played some good games and been sorely disappointed, played some bad games and had a blast.

As it turns out, I have different taste from a lot of people.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on October 15, 2012, 01:52:22 am
I honestly don't pay much heed to reviews, or even hearsay.

Played some good games and been sorely disappointed, played some bad games and had a blast.

As it turns out, I have different taste from a lot of people.

This, so much more than should be necessary.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on October 15, 2012, 05:24:17 am

I skipped right to Black 2.  At the moment, my Lucario and whatever the water starter is are laying waste to everything in their paths.

Add to that by using Mystery Gift from the main menu.

Genesect will really wreck your opponents' shit

I want one but I can't get my DS to connect to my wife's wireless internet.  We can't figure out what the code is that we need to enter; we tried every number we could find, under the router and in her program.  She then bought me wifi USB adapter, I plugged it in and installed everything, but I still can't get it to work.

Currently training a Drilbur, or at least trying to.  She's getting her rear end handed to her by everything in the area.  It doesn't help that her calm nature is making her raise her Attack VERY slowly.  I'm thinking of just using Lucario to defeat Elesa and then catching another Drilbru in Chargestone Caverns.  Considering I prefer Sand Rush to her Sand Force, I'm seriously considering this.  Or I might just try training Darumaka instead.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Sleepy on October 15, 2012, 06:12:29 pm
This looks awesome, and I'm not a real fan of first person fighting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJZwv4NqVRY
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 15, 2012, 08:02:37 pm
It seems a bit too realistic and... monotonous for my tastes :-/
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: MoonWolfhowl on October 16, 2012, 05:40:00 pm
I got Pokemon White 2 today.

I wanna get myself a pokerman game again. I have an emulator for Ruby but it's just not the same as getting to play on a handheld.

If you're going to get a Pokemon game, I'd suggest finding a copy of Black or White first, and then later pick up Black 2 or White 2 if you feel so inclined. Aside from being direct story sequels, I think Black or White would offer something of a better experience to someone coming back into the game after an absence.
I haven't played one since Ruby, so...yeah I need some time to get back into it. Only just recently started understanding how EVs and IVs and Natures and stuff works.
Also, Black and White both have horrible real time based mechanics in the game. Specifically, there are different seasons in-game and they change depending on the actual time of the year (or to put it bluntly, you have to regularly exit the game and fuck around with the DS's internal clock to access all of the content). If, like me, you find that sort of thing to be completely insufferable, you may want to go with Diamond/Pearl instead.
I don't really mind, although I missed a bunch of beasties on my first playthrough of Silver because they only came out at certain times.

Also: I only just figured out how Elements are supposed to work in Chrono Cross. By reading the manual. To quote a friend of mine, "I never claimed to be especially bright..."
And my dreams of recreating the cast of Homestuck in my FFT game are down the drain, as it freezes after the first plot-related battle after the tutorial. :(
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on October 17, 2012, 09:27:02 am
http://www.gamesradar.com/deadly-premonition-directors-cut-ps3-q1-2013/ (http://www.gamesradar.com/deadly-premonition-directors-cut-ps3-q1-2013/)

Quote
Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut on PS3 Q1 2013

All I needed was the article title in order to be able to say:

"Shut up and take my money!"
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RinellaWasHere on October 18, 2012, 01:23:08 am
Oh my god, Sleeping Dogs is amazing. I've literally been transfixed for three hours.

It's like the Batman: Arkhamverse combat system, the GTA open-world city, and Red Dead Redemption's writing all got mushed into one disc.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: DrFishcake on October 18, 2012, 04:27:13 am
I don't know if it's just me, but the 1.8.2 update for Minecraft on XBLA seems to have made drawing a reliable seed for a new world damn near impossible.  ???
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on October 18, 2012, 06:19:58 am
Oh my god, Sleeping Dogs is amazing. I've literally been transfixed for three hours.

It's like the Batman: Arkhamverse combat system, the GTA open-world city, and Red Dead Redemption's writing all got mushed into one disc.
That's what I was afriad of...

I might get it after I finish xcom. Which has sucked my entire life into it's boney little clutches.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Vypernight on October 18, 2012, 06:49:53 am
Hitman Absolution now has Contracts mode, where you can take a completed mission and designate new targets.  Now as many options as an actual editor, but it sounds pretty good to me.  Already got it pre-ordered, so I can bypass my wife's 'No more games until after Christmas' rule.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on October 18, 2012, 07:51:54 am
Anyone here played Resident Evil 6 yet?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Zygarde on October 18, 2012, 07:57:48 am
I did. I like it enough but it's not as horror laced as the prvios titles but its good I haven't beaten it yet though.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on October 18, 2012, 08:00:45 am
Ok.  I was thinking of getting it for Halloween actually.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on October 18, 2012, 06:07:14 pm
Well, judging from some comments I've read, the new PSN store (currently only available in Australia) is slower than a snail...

A dead snail.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Zygarde on October 18, 2012, 06:18:43 pm
Ok.  I was thinking of getting it for Halloween actually.

I would still get it but I'd get the Antholigy version cause it comes with the other 5 but it cost like $87.99 but its worth it.
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Post by: syaoranvee on October 18, 2012, 07:55:06 pm
I just found a alpha game called Prison Architect which is basically a prison sim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdFhI9pz784

The tutorial to the game(video above) itself is probably the only game I've ever taken interest in simply from a tutorial:

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Post by: Art Vandelay on October 18, 2012, 08:37:10 pm
I just found a alpha game called Prison Architect which is basically a prison sim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdFhI9pz784 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdFhI9pz784)

The tutorial to the game(video above) itself is probably the only game I've ever taken interest in simply from a tutorial:

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I've been following that game myself, and I have to say I'm very intrigued. It looks like something my PC can handle, it scratches the business sim itch that the gaming scene these days otherwise ignores and it actually manages to effectively tell a story. Assuming the price is reasonable, I'll almost certainly grab it once it's released.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: StallChaser on October 19, 2012, 08:24:10 am
I've been playing minecraft.  So I was min(d)ing my own business, found a cave system to explore, and all of a sudden, CREEPER!  I escaped most of the blast damage, only to have the floor destroyed out from under me, and fell into a giant lava pit.  FML.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on October 20, 2012, 06:31:35 am
Just finished xcom after plowing through it at full speed. Twas awesome. Just wish some of the abilities really measured up to the others, I guess flush could be as nice as double shot if you don't have high level weapons, but really, killing anything in the game in two hits is just plain handy to be able to do in one turn.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on October 20, 2012, 02:07:31 pm
I have friends who play LoL and DOTA2. Now they're bugging me to join.

Anyone here play either? I haven't really pursued looking at either of these.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on October 20, 2012, 02:39:34 pm
Dota 2's pretty good, even though I suck at it.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on October 20, 2012, 02:51:43 pm
I have friends who play LoL and DOTA2. Now they're bugging me to join.

Anyone here play either? I haven't really pursued looking at either of these.

I play LoL and it's a ton of fun.  Not as much as I used to do admittedly but it's a ton of fun to hear PENTA KILL!

Ironbite-not that that ever happened to me.
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Post by: Art Vandelay on October 20, 2012, 03:28:38 pm
So I managed to take down a dragon in Dragon Age: Origins. On nightmare difficulty, and on Xbox 360. Granted, I was sucking down potions like they were liquid bacon, but I think it still counts as quite an accomplishment.

In other news, has anyone tried Ace of Spades (http://www.ace-spades.com)? It's a shooter that can best be described as Minecraft if it had good combat, and it's completely free. It's a shooter that actually does trench warfare well.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 20, 2012, 06:17:58 pm
Anyone here played Resident Evil 6 yet?

Not personally, but I've seen Marc0 play it on a livestream, and I gotta say, it looked...pretty damn cool.  Like, actually fucking interesting, which is somethin coming from me, since I'm not particularly...keen on the RE series as a whole.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on October 22, 2012, 12:27:01 pm
I beat Borderlands 2 not that long ago, but might be getting the new DLC soon.  I've been playing the shit out of Dishonored.  That game is honestly the best stealth game since Thief.  Also, my girlfriend got me the Doom 3 BFG edition, and I've been having a blast replaying both Doom 3 and the original Doom.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 22, 2012, 10:48:53 pm
Minecraft's site is down, and because of that, I can't log the fuck in, and Technic won't let me play offline unless I actually terminate my connection with my router.  That wouldn't be a problem if one, I weren't in the middle of a YIM conversation, and two, if the site hadn't been down since 11 in the god damned morning.  Central time, of course.

Yeah, its nearing 12 hours of downtime, now, if not already there or beyond.  What the fuck, Mojang?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Distind on October 23, 2012, 06:54:28 pm
Did anyone else go from overflowing chests of gold to fucking broke when they installed hearth fire? I'm offing dragons just to have petty cash, and I haven't even added the two other wings to my house.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Veras on October 23, 2012, 06:55:44 pm
At least you can get Hearthfire.

Stupid PS3.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ironbite on October 23, 2012, 07:10:22 pm
Did anyone else go from overflowing chests of gold to fucking broke when they installed hearth fire? I'm offing dragons just to have petty cash, and I haven't even added the two other wings to my house.

That is the one bad thing I'm dreading.  I tend to amass gold like a badass but I've only gotten up to like 40k max.  If this is a drain might be hitting up Dungeons with next to nothing on just so I can carry out all the armor and weapons to sell to shops.

Ironbite-and my own wife.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: tygerarmy on October 23, 2012, 07:43:30 pm
My main character made two houses with all the wings and innards and still had over 150,000 gold.
I only didn't get to do the last plot because of glitch it wouldn't let me.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on October 24, 2012, 12:51:31 am
Did anyone else go from overflowing chests of gold to fucking broke when they installed hearth fire? I'm offing dragons just to have petty cash, and I haven't even added the two other wings to my house.

OMFG yes.  Especially since I took the lazy route and pretty much just bought 90% of the supplies to make stuff.


Also, picked up Naughty Bear: Gold Edition yesterday for 20 bucks.  Holy shit... The game is fun, but EFFED UP at the same time.  You basically run around as "Naughty Bear", a sadistic misanthropic teddy bear who goes around and slaughters other teddy bears or scares them until they off themselves.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Material Defender on October 24, 2012, 06:57:58 pm
Been making the HRE in EU3 (Which promptly killed my excitement because I can do all the things) and making the Scandavian Empire in CK2. It's quite hard since all the Scandavian kingdoms are elective. All my best family members are women, which does not help me one bit.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Dakota Bob on October 25, 2012, 09:00:45 am
DLC just came out for Dark Souls. guess I know what I'll be doing this whole weekend.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Yaezakura on October 25, 2012, 01:31:11 pm
I know the game is old news, but I just got a new computer yesterday and started playing GW2. Only level 11, but it's already the most fun I've had with an MMO in well over a decade.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 25, 2012, 09:21:37 pm
GW2 hasn't even been out for 3 months...  How's it old news?
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Mechtaur on October 25, 2012, 09:42:09 pm
Skylanders Giants! Weee!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on October 26, 2012, 02:10:00 pm
Just preordered Rift: Storm Legion.  It'll be the first ever expansion I play on launch day.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Askold on October 26, 2012, 02:43:33 pm
New patch in the Mechwarrior online BETA. On one hand I lost all the mechs I had bought earlier (shame about losing my brand new Cat. I had only used it in one match and hadn't had time to customize it) on the other hand I did get back the C-bills I had earned which gave me enough cash to buy an Atlas. (The biggest, baddest, meanest, and slowest mech available)

Considering that I had been playing with fast and fragile mech almost all the time since I got into the BETA it is almost too much fun to pilot a slow lumbering giant with more weight put into armour than my previous mech had in total weight.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on October 28, 2012, 04:58:55 am
TF2 halloween is here and they released quite a few things this year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQt7rV4SbZ8
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 28, 2012, 06:19:02 pm
(To summarize)

They released a significantly stable game mode that introduced a lot of mechanics such as random effects, including spontaneously low gravity and such.

And also a boss that requires two enemy teams to work together to defeat.

And a Mann vs Machine map that's supposedly pretty fun.

And last but the opposite of least, hats.

I'd say Valve did a good job.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: syaoranvee on October 28, 2012, 06:47:38 pm
Pokemon with dragons (http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/10/26/soe-live-2012-dragons-prophet-invigorates-sandbox-hopes/)
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Witchyjoshy on October 28, 2012, 07:00:39 pm
Pokemon with dragons (http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/10/26/soe-live-2012-dragons-prophet-invigorates-sandbox-hopes/)

It seems to be a fair bit more complicated than "Pokemon with dragons", but I know one thing for sure.

DO WANT.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: RavynousHunter on October 29, 2012, 02:26:35 am
I get pretentious indie gamer points, yayyyyy!  I gotta pimp this game, because its epic.

Hotline Miami. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eagB7gAqs8)

I...any words I could think up simply can't sum this game up.  Look at link and watch, because is so simple, yet so brilliant.  I highly recommend!
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Art Vandelay on October 30, 2012, 05:54:49 am
Finally finished Dragon Age: Origins. Nightmare difficulty, on Xbox 360. A Gaming God, I most certainly am.

I must say, it was a lot of fun, and it was good to finally see Act 3 after three years of owning that game.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Saturn500 on October 31, 2012, 11:53:06 am
Okami HD is out on PSN. As soon as I get power back, I'm gonna buy it ASAP.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: chad sexington on October 31, 2012, 09:34:55 pm
Been playing Resident Evil 6.

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Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: Shane for Wax on October 31, 2012, 11:23:47 pm
Borderlands 2 has sucked up most of my life even tho I got my badass rank reset.

The Pirate's Booty DLC is proving to be pretty good. I love the Pirate Captain. She's awesomesauce.
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: erictheblue on November 01, 2012, 09:13:29 am
Borderlands 2 has sucked up most of my life even tho I got my badass rank reset.

The Pirate's Booty DLC is proving to be pretty good. I love the Pirate Captain. She's awesomesauce.

I finally got all (and I mean all) the Vault Hunters to Sanctuary. (I know I am way behind, but I have been busy.) Also unlocked the achievement for Phaselocking 100 enemies, so I may leave Maya behind for a while. I'm also not crazy about the way Salvador plays (which is weird, since I loved Brick in the first game), so from here on out, I may be focusing on Zer0, Axon, and my favorite, Gaige. ("I can't believe you only got third place in the science fair!")
Title: Re: Video Game Thread 2.0
Post by: ThunderWulf on November 01, 2012, 09:39:23 am
I'm going to get the new Borderlands dlc eventually.  Focusing on Warfighter right now, and probably picking up my pre-order of AC3 this weekend.

Borderlands 2 has sucked up most of my life even tho I got my badass rank reset.

The Pirate's Booty DLC is proving to be pretty good. I love the Pirate Captain. She's awesomesauce.

I finally got all (and I mean all) the Vault Hunters to Sanctuary. (I know I am way behind, but I have been busy.) Also unlocked the achievement for Phaselocking 100 ene