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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1710 on: July 07, 2018, 12:13:44 AM »
I'm thinking about giving the original BioShock and Infinite a replay. Other than that, I'm currently replaying the Red Dead Redemption in anticipation for the sequel.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1711 on: July 14, 2018, 12:26:23 AM »
Aerobiz Supersonic (SNES emulator)

Routinely return to this for a bit of inspiration. I've been working at learning UE4/C++, doing some art, writing, etc. for developing a couple games for a few years now, and an airline strategy game is one of them; something less business micro-management and more 4x though. Still nowhere near ready to show, let alone put on something like itch.io.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1712 on: July 26, 2018, 03:07:03 PM »
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1713 on: August 09, 2018, 03:36:48 PM »
Hot take. I am so over marketing materials, GDC talks, interviews, reviews, etc. which talk about how "your decisions matter" or "your choices change the world" without giving examples or saying how/why.  Um, yeah, decisions which affect the game, that's calling playing a game. When you move in Pong? That's a decision that matters--if you don't do it right, you lose. When you get a star in Mario Brothers 3? That's a decision that changes the world--you're now invincible for a short time. People aren't asking for more basic 'decisions with consequences.' IMO something doesn't even qualify as a game if it doesn't have that bare minimum. What people want are narrative and gameplay choices that actually have meat to them, make you think and feel, and have a lasting impact on the world beyond 'Will you get 5 dwarves or 5 equally-competent elves to fight for you in the final battle (neither of which will make any difference).'
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1714 on: August 09, 2018, 03:41:32 PM »
Lol is that a reaction from the newest Red Dead trailer?
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1715 on: August 09, 2018, 03:43:48 PM »
Aerobiz Supersonic (SNES emulator)

Routinely return to this for a bit of inspiration. I've been working at learning UE4/C++, doing some art, writing, etc. for developing a couple games for a few years now, and an airline strategy game is one of them; something less business micro-management and more 4x though. Still nowhere near ready to show, let alone put on something like itch.io.
Whoa is that the game made by Koei? I remember playing that years ago lol.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1716 on: August 10, 2018, 12:45:14 PM »
Lol is that a reaction from the newest Red Dead trailer?

Well, it was brought to mind while I was watching it, but I thought the trailer did an ok job with that in particular (though hopefully in the game it's better than the many/shallow approach of GTAV). I tend to get far more annoyed at Bethesda and Bioware with this kind of thing.

Aerobiz Supersonic (SNES emulator)

Routinely return to this for a bit of inspiration. I've been working at learning UE4/C++, doing some art, writing, etc. for developing a couple games for a few years now, and an airline strategy game is one of them; something less business micro-management and more 4x though. Still nowhere near ready to show, let alone put on something like itch.io.
Whoa is that the game made by Koei? I remember playing that years ago lol.

That it is  8)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1717 on: August 10, 2018, 03:49:37 PM »
I'm still playing Kingdom Come.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1718 on: August 15, 2018, 09:12:19 AM »
Bought a 3DS for cheap a few days ago and immediately downloaded Super Ghouls n Ghosts lol. I only plan to use it as a retro portable gaming system.

If it only had Yoshi's Island, it would be far superior to the SNES classic...
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1719 on: August 15, 2018, 11:58:47 AM »
Bought a 3DS for cheap a few days ago and immediately downloaded Super Ghouls n Ghosts lol. I only plan to use it as a retro portable gaming system.

If it only had Yoshi's Island, it would be far superior to the SNES classic...

Yeah, the 3DS is stuck with the crappy remake...
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1720 on: August 23, 2018, 09:42:22 PM »
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1721 on: August 23, 2018, 09:43:49 PM »
I should play those one of these days...
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1722 on: August 23, 2018, 10:57:34 PM »
New Doom looks good. Nothing like shooting the mortally challenged

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1723 on: August 30, 2018, 12:44:06 PM »
First time I've ever pre-ordered a game.



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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1724 on: September 02, 2018, 08:19:20 PM »
luke-warm take of the day: being able to beat Dark Souls doesn't make you an Ultimate Master Gamer™... I've lost count of how many people I've seen on Twitch boasting about beating DS games, and yet they struggle with comparatively simpler combat in games like Witcher 3 or Horizon Zero Dawn. Obsessing over and Git'n Gud at one game doesn't mean you're good at every game. :police:

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1725 on: September 05, 2018, 08:14:44 PM »
First time I've ever pre-ordered a game.



My body is ready.

Something my body wasn't ready for: the game being a major disappointment. I have only myself to blame though.  :-\

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1726 on: September 05, 2018, 10:46:46 PM »
Why was it so bad?  ???
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1727 on: September 05, 2018, 10:58:17 PM »
It's not bad, exactly, it's just too much 'more of the same.' Which I totally knew going in, so I'm not sure why I was expecting some kind of revolutionary advance. Maybe I'm just getting cranky in my middle age.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1728 on: September 05, 2018, 11:15:57 PM »
It's not bad, exactly, it's just too much 'more of the same.' Which I totally knew going in, so I'm not sure why I was expecting some kind of revolutionary advance. Maybe I'm just getting cranky in my middle age.

Okay. You saved me $60. :)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1729 on: September 06, 2018, 01:47:59 PM »
My 3DS collection so far:

Kirby SuperStar Ultra
OOT 3D
Super Mario 3D Land
Chrono Trigger DS
Contra 4 DS
Star Fox 64
Kid Icarus Uprising
Super Mario World
Super Metroid
Mega Man X
Zelda LTTP
Super GnG
Super Castlevania 4
F-Zero
Pilotwings
Super Mario Kart
Contra 3
DKC 1, 2, 3

Never thought I'd live to play F-Zero and Pilotwings on the go. I still have some more retro games to get. I want that NES Remix.

Since I have the SNES 3DS version, my favorite thing is my yellowed clear rubber protector over it. Gives it that  authentic smoking room yellowed out look like my old SNES.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1730 on: September 06, 2018, 01:52:33 PM »
Hopefully Nintendo announces the N64 Classic today. I also want another character reveal in Smash.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1731 on: September 10, 2018, 08:32:04 PM »
It's not bad, exactly, it's just too much 'more of the same.' Which I totally knew going in, so I'm not sure why I was expecting some kind of revolutionary advance. Maybe I'm just getting cranky in my middle age.

Okay. You saved me $60. :)

Just downloaded four free games from Steam. Three are adventure games, one is sports. "Russian Fishing 4," "Mainland," "Off-Peak," and "Disturbed." Will play them tomorrow.

Fwiw, everyone else seemed to like it, so if you like traditional JRPGs it might still be worth a look :)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1732 on: September 10, 2018, 08:42:31 PM »
Thank you.
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