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Title: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 23, 2011, 04:00:54 PM
Since they have a thread about movies, videos, etc. I thought this would be good.  :police:

Lately I'm playing FIFA 11 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.  :angel:
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 23, 2011, 04:09:06 PM
I'm not playing any game at the moment, as I'm focusing on other stuff. However, within the last few weeks I did buy a bunch of used games at Gamestop and CD Warehouse, and I'll probably try out Dragon Quest Swords (Wii) and Thrillville: Off the Rails (Wii) in the next week or two. I also bought Two Worlds 2 (X360), Lost Odyssey (X360), Risen (X360), Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (X360), and Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (X360), but I don't know when I'll get to them, especially since I am expecting to buy several new games yet this year (Madden, Risen 2, Elder Scrolls V). I haven't bought this many video games in the last 10 years combined :D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on July 23, 2011, 07:41:38 PM
"L.A. Noire." Talk about a game so detailed, you could move in and live there...   :D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on July 25, 2011, 12:55:46 PM
FIFA 11 (on ps3, Bellmanstein if anyone wants to add me, just lemme know who you are), Lord of the Rings Online, Bad Company 2, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3. All of this is just filler for Skyrim and FIFA 12.....except for lord of the Rings Online :)

primuspilus
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on July 25, 2011, 01:26:16 PM
I've been trying to get through the first Mass Effect again for months.  I never finished it the first time and it was on someone else's xbox.  I want to get it and the second one done before the third comes out.

Also, Shogun Total War II and World of Tanks (US Server, user name is vamrat).
Title: Re: What video games IS everyone playing lately?
Post by: PeterTheAleut on July 25, 2011, 01:44:23 PM
"Everyone" is singular, not plural, so the word nerd wishes to remind everyone. 8)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: sainthieu on July 25, 2011, 02:32:11 PM
I'm not much of a gamer, but I do like casual games once in a while, especially metroidvania types like the "Robot Wants (http://tinyurl.com/yj29yvc)_" series. And room escapers (http://tinyurl.com/ycop8hl).

Bizarre humor also does it for me. "Get Lost (http://tinyurl.com/y3thmb4)" is not so much actionful as it is clever (if you like Monty Python-type humor).

I also like recreational Flash like La machina di Fubbs (http://www.fubbs.net/), whic is part game, part art.

But my out-and-out fave is the Submachine series (http://www.submachineworld.com/) by Mateusz Skutnik.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Iconodule on July 25, 2011, 02:59:21 PM
Started Europa Universalis III (thanks Devin) and am currently playing as Novgorod. Tried doing Georgia for a while but that was way too hard.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 28, 2011, 08:46:40 PM
Playing yet another run-through of Dragon Age: Origins. Chose a mage and upped the difficulty a bit. Just finished the circle of magi (I wanted to get the boringest part--the fade--out of the way first this time). Hopefully I can finish the game up in the next few days, then I''ll pick up Madden 12 later this week. When I get bored with Madden I'll get Tropico 4, and then hopefully starting in November The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will hold me over for a few months.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Punch on August 29, 2011, 10:13:35 AM
World of Tanks, when I can steal one of my sons' computers.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 24, 2011, 09:02:23 PM
I'm about to start a new quest from Dragon Quest VIII. I have the old, dusty PS2 sitting beside the TV in a plastic bag as I type this  ;D (Link (http://youtu.be/rDeDM5-BSn4))
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on October 01, 2011, 01:05:44 AM
Source (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6337577/modern-warfare-3-tops-gamer-holiday-wish-list-nielsen?tag=updates%3Beditor%3Ball%3Btitle%3B3)

Nielsen's Top 20 Games to Watch for Holiday 2011

(Title--Percent of players listing it among their top five)

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3--27 percent
 2. Gears of War 3--19 percent
 3. Madden NFL 12--19 percent
 4. Assassin's Creed: Revelations--17 percent
 5. Batman: Arkham City--15 percent
 6. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword--14 percent
 7. Battlefield 3--12 percent
 8. Just Dance 3--12 percent
 9. NBA 2K12--9 percent
 10. Need for Speed: The Run--9 percent
 11. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception--9 percent
 12. Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games--8 percent
 13. Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7--8 percent
 14. FIFA Soccer 12--8 percent
 15. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim--8 percent
 16. Dead Island--7 percent
 17. Kinect Sports: Season 2--6 percent
 18. Resistance 3--4 percent
 19. Dance Central 2--4 percent
 20. Deus Ex: Human Revolution--3 percent
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 18, 2011, 11:43:50 PM
I've been playing Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for about five weeks now... awesome game! My first play through was about 145 hours, and while I finished both main quests, I felt like I only did 1/2 the stuff there was to do. I was eager to start another play through, though, and I'm about 15 hours into the second one.  This time I'm playing as a tank-like Orc with Marcurio as my follower. Playing on PS3, no major lag issues, a couple freezes, a couple quests that stalled because something didn't trigger, and a couple wtf moments, but nothing game breaking.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on December 19, 2011, 08:08:28 AM
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on December 19, 2011, 12:14:18 PM
Skyrim and battlefield 3 on PS3.

If anyone plays BF3 or wanna add me on PSN, Im Bellmanstein

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on December 19, 2011, 02:05:32 PM
Outside of Skyrim...Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge, Team Fortress 2, and Empire: Total War
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on December 19, 2011, 02:46:58 PM
I don't play; I watch my boyfriend play.  :-)
Lately he's been playing Assassin' s Creed; Revelations and Star Wars; The Old Republic. (He was super upset how anti-climactic the ending to Galaxies was.)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on December 19, 2011, 03:54:07 PM
Skyrim.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on December 19, 2011, 07:36:59 PM
I'm thinking about giving Final Fantasy VI (the SNES version where it's still called "III", probably) another play, personally.

And the Sonic fan in me is really looking forward to getting Sonic Generations once I have the opportunity.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: akimori makoto on December 20, 2011, 04:05:40 AM
When will it be released, damn it?

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#ZgTjQl!Ybd!ZYZZaa
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on December 20, 2011, 06:26:56 AM
I'm thinking about giving Final Fantasy VI (the SNES version where it's still called "III", probably) another play, personally.

And the Sonic fan in me is really looking forward to getting Sonic Generations once I have the opportunity.

My boyfriend's cousin is a HUGE Sonic fan. I mean, his goal in life is to compose music for Sonic games. He's constantly talking about Sonic. I've never seen anyone as devoted to the game as he is.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on January 03, 2012, 12:04:30 AM
My TV has been broken since mid-November, so I'm still only like level 15 in Skyrim.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 03, 2012, 12:09:37 AM
My condolences.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on January 03, 2012, 12:13:07 AM
I'm just now catching up on my video game playing from the last two years- beat Batman Arkham City a few days ago, in the middle of LA Noire, and Fable III should be here tomorrow. I'll hold off on Skyrim til I have more time on my hands.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 03, 2012, 12:14:49 AM
Good for you. I have played Skyrim for a gazillion, zillion hours. I almost look up for dragons when I leave the house.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 03, 2012, 12:16:26 AM
I only got about 25-30 hours into my second play through when I got side tracked, and I haven't played Skyrim in a while. I got netflix at about that time... hmm...  :D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 03, 2012, 01:09:15 AM
Netflix is fun. I'm using it to watch 1970s sci-fi and British mystery shows. If you've played a game all the way through at least once, I think you have the right to take a break.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: HandmaidenofGod on January 03, 2012, 02:48:35 AM
I just started playing Skyrim this week and I love it.

My BF is busy playing "Assassin's Creed:Revelations" as I type this, and has Star Wars: The Old Republic in the background on the laptop.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on January 03, 2012, 04:05:19 AM
Madden NFL 12, Half-Life 2, and Dino D-Day
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on January 03, 2012, 06:04:13 AM
Well, I got Sonic Generations. Really been enjoying it. Still don't care for all of the "current Sonic" controls, but it's not a big enough complaint to keep me from enjoying the game. Love the levels. They look amazing and are a lot of fun to run through.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on January 03, 2012, 11:41:54 AM
Dark Souls is pretty good.....
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on January 09, 2012, 04:53:58 PM
Anyone seen this latest Progressive Insurance commercial? Sonic is apparently in the market for some insurance. Saw it mentioned on Anime News Network. I approve of this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfUsKWyRRm0
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on January 09, 2012, 06:30:38 PM
Twilight Princess!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on January 09, 2012, 07:10:38 PM
I too have been playing Skyrim in excess. Right now I'm Harbinger of the Companions, and I'm gonna level myself up before fighting Alduin for the first time and destroying the Dark Brotherhood.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on January 10, 2012, 11:33:59 AM
I too have been playing Skyrim in excess. Right now I'm Harbinger of the Companions, and I'm gonna level myself up before fighting Alduin for the first time and destroying the Dark Brotherhood.
I had to take a break from Skyrim. I've been playing Arkham City and it is amazing.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on January 10, 2012, 01:57:10 PM
SWTOR
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on January 10, 2012, 03:47:09 PM
Half-Life 2, Super Mario Sunshine, Pokemon HeartGold
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Alpo on January 10, 2012, 05:46:10 PM
Fallout III.

Just organized a peaceful solution between ghouls and humans in a dispute about that tower-something. I didn't want that to end up "accidental" death of the owner of the tower though. :-\
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on January 10, 2012, 06:16:37 PM
Fallout III.

Just organized a peaceful solution between ghouls and humans in a dispute about that tower-something. I didn't want that to end up "accidental" death of the owner of the tower though. :-\

The people in the Tower treated me poorly.  If there's one thing I cannot stand, it's stuck up twits, so I let the ghouls in.  No one will ever accuse me of not being spiteful!   ;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on January 11, 2012, 01:59:55 PM
Fallout III.

Just organized a peaceful solution between ghouls and humans in a dispute about that tower-something. I didn't want that to end up "accidental" death of the owner of the tower though. :-\

The people in the Tower treated me poorly.  If there's one thing I cannot stand, it's stuck up twits, so I let the ghouls in.  No one will ever accuse me of not being spiteful!   ;)
Oh man, it'll be ghoul city when I do that again....unless they all get froggy, then it'll be PP city.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 13, 2012, 06:55:28 PM
I want to get started soon on "Velvet Assassin," about a WWII spy, and I can't wait for "Max Payne 3" to come out. Forgot to pre-order it, oops. I think it's got only a month and a half before it's out, though.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on January 13, 2012, 07:20:18 PM
LOVE LOVE LOVE Fable III.  Also trying my hand at Sims 3, not as easy as you'd think...

Also, I love LA Noir very much!  best evahhh!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 13, 2012, 07:49:10 PM
Yes! L.A. Noire is awesome. Really good story, and terrific graphics.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Tikhon.of.Colorado on January 13, 2012, 07:53:05 PM
Yes! L.A. Noire is awesome. Really good story, and terrific graphics.

That's for sure.  I'm almost through with it, I can't wait for the sequel!!!:)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on January 14, 2012, 02:07:20 AM
I'm interested in Final Fantasy XIII-2, which is odd because I didn't care for XIII.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Ortho_cat on January 14, 2012, 02:08:09 AM
I am playing this most addictive and splendid little flash game:

http://www.notdoppler.com/kingdomrush.php
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on January 14, 2012, 02:49:50 AM
destroying the Dark Brotherhood.
Check.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on January 17, 2012, 01:13:52 PM
Anybody play DC universe? It is pretty fun....

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on January 17, 2012, 01:17:44 PM
I tried out some of the Halo: CEA map remakes this weekend. Thus far they are my favorite Reach maps.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on January 17, 2012, 09:30:51 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Donkey Kong 64, Counter Strike: Source, and Madden NFL 12
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on January 17, 2012, 11:55:30 PM
Bought a used GameCube today so that I could play some of the games I still have for it. Right now, I'm playing Sonic Adventure 2. I think playing Sonic Generations got me nostalgic. However, I left my memory card at home before I came back to school.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: christian7777 on January 21, 2012, 03:42:10 PM
I still like playing Super Mario Bros Deluxe for the Game Boy Color; the original Super Mario game is my favorite (the one where the graphics are very simple and your only power-up is a fire flower). For those of you who like horror games, I'm a fan of the Silent Hill series (only the first four though since those are the ones made my Team Silent). I own Silent Hill and Silent Hill 2, and I shall get Silent Hill 3 and Silent Hill 4: The Room later. I love playing Madden and NBA Live. I also like Steam games (Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike Source, Team Fortress 2, Garry's Mod, etc.).
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Andrew Crook on January 21, 2012, 03:53:34 PM
Legend of Zelda:  Skyward Sword.   8)
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Post by: Shiny on January 21, 2012, 04:02:49 PM
Battlefield 3 64 players online until my fingers fall off.
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Post by: biro on January 21, 2012, 05:10:27 PM
Oh man, am I waiting for the release of the downloadable content for Skyrim. I will jump for joy if somebody fixed the glitch that makes the city of Solitude still be on fire, even after I won the war.  8)

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on January 21, 2012, 09:28:27 PM
Why are you fighting for the Stormcloaks?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 21, 2012, 09:30:14 PM
I don't know. I just picked one. ;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on January 21, 2012, 09:40:22 PM
I just bought a used Gamecube from a local game store. Been blasting away at some of my old favorites. Unfortunately, I left some of my collection at home. *sigh*

I also left my memory card back home, so I had to buy a new one and start from scratch.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Iconodule on January 21, 2012, 10:17:19 PM
I haven't been able to get any new games for a while, so I've just been playing tons of Call of Duty: Black Ops. I've been thinking- the next COD game set during WWII really needs to do something new. My suggestion is to focus on resistance around the world. For example, French Resistance Soviet Partisans for Europe; for Asia do China and the Phillipines. For extra spice try tackling the Italian anti-fascist resistance. Of course I doubt the folks at Treyarch have the imagination to try something like this.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on January 23, 2012, 12:41:40 PM
I haven't been able to get any new games for a while, so I've just been playing tons of Call of Duty: Black Ops. I've been thinking- the next COD game set during WWII really needs to do something new. My suggestion is to focus on resistance around the world. For example, French Resistance Soviet Partisans for Europe; for Asia do China and the Phillipines. For extra spice try tackling the Italian anti-fascist resistance. Of course I doubt the folks at Treyarch have the imagination to try something like this.
I would then play COD again. That sounds amazing.

PP
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Post by: celticfan1888 on January 23, 2012, 06:51:01 PM
Been playing a lot of Godzilla: Unleashed, call me what you want, it's nostalgic for me in a sense. I grew up on Godzilla movies.

(http://www.blogdeconsolas.com/wp-content/uploads/godzilla_unleashed_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Andrew21091 on January 23, 2012, 08:37:01 PM
Why are you fighting for the Stormcloaks?

The Stormcloak Quest was fun. I liked it better than the Legion.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on January 23, 2012, 09:10:46 PM
Why are you fighting for the Stormcloaks?

The Stormcloak Quest was fun. I liked it better than the Legion.

I, by my love for Skandinavia and distaste for Rome, must always be stormcloak.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on January 24, 2012, 12:13:21 AM
Why are you fighting for the Stormcloaks?

The Stormcloak Quest was fun. I liked it better than the Legion.
I see. I've been avoiding the Civil War quests thus far. The roleplaying aspect is big for me, and my character tries to stay above politics, although he has Imperial sympathies that may develop as time goes on.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on January 24, 2012, 02:04:35 PM
Why are you fighting for the Stormcloaks?

The Stormcloak Quest was fun. I liked it better than the Legion.
I see. I've been avoiding the Civil War quests thus far. The roleplaying aspect is big for me, and my character tries to stay above politics, although he has Imperial sympathies that may develop as time goes on.
Death to the stormcloak scum! Long live Cyrodil! Long live the empire!  :laugh:

PP
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Post by: celticfan1888 on January 25, 2012, 01:31:16 AM
(http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/631863500441825101/7A1C0CDA1B932266D2783299230F2C21CB8F425A/)

(http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/631863500441818379/B967EEFA1CE605AA6C6EFE64613B26ECFBDB5192/)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on January 27, 2012, 02:05:09 AM
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on January 27, 2012, 02:21:25 AM
Conker's Bad Fur Day

OMG YESSSSSSSSSS
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on January 27, 2012, 02:48:56 AM
Well, I've been giving my new used Gamecube some quality time playing Sonic Adventure 2. It's one of those rare games I just never seem to get tired of. Sort of like Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country 2.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on January 27, 2012, 03:10:48 AM
Conker's Bad Fur Day

OMG YESSSSSSSSSS

I know it's awesome right?

TBH I didn't know it existed until last week (I got the Rom for my N64 emulator), bc I was like 10 when it came out. But I'm loving it so far, it's kind of like a more adult version of Donkey Kong 64, but funnier.
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Post by: Iconodule on January 27, 2012, 07:51:30 AM
Conker's Bad Fur Day

OMG YESSSSSSSSSS

I know it's awesome right?

TBH I didn't know it existed until last week (I got the Rom for my N64 emulator), bc I was like 10 when it came out. But I'm loving it so far, it's kind of like a more adult version of Donkey Kong 64, but funnier.

It had the best multiplayer since Goldeneye. Unfortunately the sequel was not good at all.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on January 27, 2012, 03:40:14 PM
Why are you fighting for the Stormcloaks?

The Stormcloak Quest was fun. I liked it better than the Legion.
I see. I've been avoiding the Civil War quests thus far. The roleplaying aspect is big for me, and my character tries to stay above politics, although he has Imperial sympathies that may develop as time goes on.
Death to the stormcloak scum! Long live Cyrodil! Long live the empire!  :laugh:

PP
Down with Ulfric, the killer of kings!
On the day of your death, we'll drink and we'll sing.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on January 27, 2012, 03:47:41 PM
Why are you fighting for the Stormcloaks?

The Stormcloak Quest was fun. I liked it better than the Legion.
I see. I've been avoiding the Civil War quests thus far. The roleplaying aspect is big for me, and my character tries to stay above politics, although he has Imperial sympathies that may develop as time goes on.
Death to the stormcloak scum! Long live Cyrodil! Long live the empire!  :laugh:

PP
Down with Ulfric, the killer of kings!
On the day of your death, we'll drink and we'll sing.
Now where's that copy of the lusty argonian maid......

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on January 27, 2012, 03:59:46 PM
Deus Ex, Psychonauts, and the Witcher.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on January 29, 2012, 06:48:00 PM
I feel like such a loser having not completed my first Skyrim playthrough yet...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on January 29, 2012, 08:43:23 PM
I feel like such a loser having not completed my first Skyrim playthrough yet...
I haven't even picked it up. :P
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 29, 2012, 09:44:34 PM
ARGH! After that last two posts this thread needs a jolt of awesomeness, and that right quick! Someone! Anyone!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on January 30, 2012, 04:09:24 AM
Anyone ever play Tales of Vesperia? One of my favorite games.

I have a hobby of collecting various figurines & statuettes. They're mostly anime these days, but I have others. When I saw this figure of Yuri from Vesperia (http://www.alter-web.jp/altair/10/12/index.html), I knew I had to place an order, heh.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on January 30, 2012, 11:42:34 AM
Replaying The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on March 13, 2012, 01:57:30 AM
Does anyone else ever have this problem in Pokemon White? I'm double battling an NPC and both my Pokemon get KO'ed at the same time. Then when I go to send others in, I get the same message on each Pokemon I try to send in, "[name] cannot be switched out!" My only choice is to reset.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesRottnek on March 13, 2012, 03:33:44 AM
Does anyone else ever have this problem in Pokemon White? I'm double battling an NPC and both my Pokemon get KO'ed at the same time. Then when I go to send others in, I get the same message on each Pokemon I try to send in, "[name] cannot be switched out!" My only choice is to reset.

I haven't played any Pokemon game newer than Crystal.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: MyMapleStory on March 13, 2012, 05:14:28 AM
I've just completed the Last story, it was good a bit short than I expected when compared to the Xenoblade Chronicles.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Veniamin on March 13, 2012, 06:36:04 AM
Good for you. I have played Skyrim for a gazillion, zillion hours. I almost look up for dragons when I leave the house.  :)

Heh.  While driving home from the store the other day, I remarked to my wife, "Is it a bad sign that I have this strong urge to stop and harvest those purple flowers in that yard?"  I don't know anyone around here that would buy the potions from me, though. :-\
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: NightOwl on March 17, 2012, 12:15:16 AM
Crusader Kings II, would highly recommend it for anyone who likes historical strategy games. In my current game I've been playing as the Norman Duke(s) of Apulia (the descendants of Robert Guiscard) and married into Greek Orthodoxy, finally converted, then swore fealty to Byzantium, and was recently crowned King of Sicily after driving the Moslems out. :) Unfortunately the current Byzantine Basileus has turned into a complete tyrant and has been centralizing authority left and right, making me regret my decision to make myself a vassal of the Empire.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesRottnek on March 17, 2012, 02:07:41 AM
Crusader Kings II, would highly recommend it for anyone who likes historical strategy games. In my current game I've been playing as the Norman Duke(s) of Apulia (the descendants of Robert Guiscard) and married into Greek Orthodoxy, finally converted, then swore fealty to Byzantium, and was recently crowned King of Sicily after driving the Moslems out. :) Unfortunately the current Byzantine Basileus has turned into a complete tyrant and has been centralizing authority left and right, making me regret my decision to make myself a vassal of the Empire.

How's it compare to Crusader Kings?  I enjoyed the first one, but at times it just seemed to lack...something.  What are some improvements and drawbacks in your opinion, when compared to the first?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: NightOwl on March 17, 2012, 02:50:18 AM
Crusader Kings II, would highly recommend it for anyone who likes historical strategy games. In my current game I've been playing as the Norman Duke(s) of Apulia (the descendants of Robert Guiscard) and married into Greek Orthodoxy, finally converted, then swore fealty to Byzantium, and was recently crowned King of Sicily after driving the Moslems out. :) Unfortunately the current Byzantine Basileus has turned into a complete tyrant and has been centralizing authority left and right, making me regret my decision to make myself a vassal of the Empire.

How's it compare to Crusader Kings?  I enjoyed the first one, but at times it just seemed to lack...something.  What are some improvements and drawbacks in your opinion, when compared to the first?

CK2 improves significantly on UI, graphics, and AI, and is much more polished than the original. People are still singing its praises on the forum, and to give an even better idea, it has a 10% higher rating on Megacritic. Icing on the cake, they're planning on adding more major features for free in addition to DLC. I'm really hoping for one that renovates Byzantium or Eastern Europe, as well as the Papacy.

Drawbacks... well, there aren't many that comes to mind. I guess some of the new features, such as mayors or the education system, could have been better implemented. But I have high hopes for future additions and it's a solid game as-is.

EDIT: I just remembered, I was driven crazy by the fact there was no difference in portrait appearance between Catholic and Orthodox bishops. Luckily I've installed a mod to fix that (just a sample of the vestments, in-game they have full facial hair):
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p89/thrashing_mad/6-28.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesRottnek on March 17, 2012, 04:09:23 AM
I might just have to pick this up.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 17, 2012, 12:10:20 PM
After watching vids of crusader kings 2 all morning I was all psyched up to go out and buy the game. Two problems, none of the stores near me have it, and my graphics card would need to be upgraded to play it. Blah. I'll have to wait a couple months and then get it through an online seller (once I have a stable net connection of my own).
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: NightOwl on March 17, 2012, 01:25:56 PM
After watching vids of crusader kings 2 all morning I was all psyched up to go out and buy the game. Two problems, none of the stores near me have it, and my graphics card would need to be upgraded to play it. Blah. I'll have to wait a couple months and then get it through an online seller (once I have a stable net connection of my own).
Even the boxed versions are connected to digital carriers and require online activation so you might as well buy the digital version directly. Most people buy from Steam or Gamersgate (I prefer the latter myself). Shame about the graphics card but there is a demo you can try to see if it does work.

http://www.crusaderkings.com/media/demos
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on March 17, 2012, 02:11:58 PM
I've been playing through an old half-completed file of Final Fantasy VI for the SNES (known in those days as FF3). Still love the game, but I had almost completely forgotten what I was supposed to be doing in the World of Ruin. I'm slowly remembering.

Also, I've been playing Donkey Kong Country 3, also on the SNES.

I'm a vintage guy. :P
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 18, 2012, 12:48:20 PM
Thanks, I'll try to download  the demo... and for now the game will be on the list to buy  :)


Now playing... Dragon Warrior 3!   Yay NES games!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on March 18, 2012, 07:13:48 PM
Portal 2 is pretty great.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on March 18, 2012, 07:33:07 PM
Alan Wake.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 20, 2012, 04:45:57 PM
Just picked up Empire:Total War today. I think I owned it once before, but couldn't get into it. Maybe I'm bored enough now!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on March 20, 2012, 06:48:13 PM
Just finished playing the original Alan Wake, and downloaded the sequel, American Nightmare today.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on March 20, 2012, 07:46:38 PM
Finally finished Skyrim's main quest.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on March 20, 2012, 07:49:13 PM
Finally finished Skyrim's main quest.

Congratulations!   ;D

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/skyrimcat.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 22, 2012, 03:10:51 PM
Nope, still don't like playing Empire:Total War... blah ;D  (which is kinda weird, since I thought some of the others, especially Rome, were just the cat's pajamas)

Finished my 2nd play through of Skyrim a couple minutes ago. This one took about 139 hours, a few less than the first go around.

After I post this I'm gonna go start Dragon Age: Origins again. Now, which origin story to pick...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on March 22, 2012, 03:17:53 PM
Trying to convince the wife unit to approve a transaction for Armored Core V :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Papist on March 22, 2012, 03:38:25 PM
Oh, the days when I had time to play video games.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on March 22, 2012, 03:49:04 PM
Oh, the days when I had time to play video games.
There's always time :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 24, 2012, 09:26:42 PM
Anyone else planning on getting Risen 2: Dark Waters in May? I've been following it for about a year, and have noticed quite a bit of advertising for it lately...   it's a Pirate RPG... they'd have to try really hard to mess it up!   8)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 26, 2012, 01:23:23 PM
It's raining cheese in Skyrim... exploding cheese...

http://youtu.be/JV5MNAVYDCk (http://youtu.be/JV5MNAVYDCk)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on March 26, 2012, 03:55:16 PM
It's raining cheese in Skyrim... exploding cheese...

http://youtu.be/JV5MNAVYDCk (http://youtu.be/JV5MNAVYDCk)

I'm hoping that in the next patch for the X Box, they let us weaponize everything. I would love to defeat a dragon using nothing but cheese.  ;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: 88Devin12 on March 26, 2012, 03:58:43 PM
I've been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic pretty frequently lately, I was in beta and early access. I have 1 level 50 Jedi Knight and several alts under level 20.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on March 26, 2012, 04:21:10 PM
I've been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic pretty frequently lately, I was in beta and early access. I have 1 level 50 Jedi Knight and several alts under level 20.

Is it really good?  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 28, 2012, 12:07:34 PM
Proof that Benny Hinn is dragonborn? (http://youtu.be/YOxVjbGvUpI)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesR on March 28, 2012, 03:01:58 PM
Skyrim :) I like to pretend that I'm Orthodox Rambo slaying crusaders and Ottomens, liberating Constantinople, saving Orthodox women and looking stylish the entire time with my awesome Dwarven helmet and legendary Nord Greatsword.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on March 28, 2012, 03:19:31 PM
Skyrim :) I like to pretend that I'm Orthodox Rambo slaying crusaders and Ottomens, liberating Constantinople, saving Orthodox women and looking stylish the entire time with my awesome Dwarven helmet and legendary Nord Greatsword.
Im sure there's a mod for that :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 28, 2012, 03:32:04 PM
If true, I will rage...

Next PlayStation to lock out used games (http://www.gamespot.com/news/next-playstation-to-lock-out-used-games-report-6368582)

Buckle up, Sony enthusiasts. A tipster has told Kotaku that the PlayStation 4 is named "Orbis," and that it will feature an anti-used game system, offer no backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles, and ship in holiday 2013...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on March 28, 2012, 03:35:03 PM
If true, I will rage...

Next PlayStation to lock out used games (http://www.gamespot.com/news/next-playstation-to-lock-out-used-games-report-6368582)

Buckle up, Sony enthusiasts. A tipster has told Kotaku that the PlayStation 4 is named "Orbis," and that it will feature an anti-used game system, offer no backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles, and ship in holiday 2013...
I very seriously doubt that.

I think that developers will do what EA did. If you buy a used copy, to play online, you have to purchase the online pass (like Battlefield 3).

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: 88Devin12 on March 28, 2012, 06:08:03 PM
I've been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic pretty frequently lately, I was in beta and early access. I have 1 level 50 Jedi Knight and several alts under level 20.

Is it really good?  :)

Very, I love it...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on March 28, 2012, 11:14:02 PM
If true, I will rage...

Next PlayStation to lock out used games (http://www.gamespot.com/news/next-playstation-to-lock-out-used-games-report-6368582)

Buckle up, Sony enthusiasts. A tipster has told Kotaku that the PlayStation 4 is named "Orbis," and that it will feature an anti-used game system, offer no backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles, and ship in holiday 2013...

If true, it will sadly be that time to write Sony off completely. There was a period- around 2005- when I thought Sony could do no wrong. They've spent the last 7 years doing their level best to prove how mistaken I was.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: 88Devin12 on March 28, 2012, 11:54:44 PM
If true, I will rage...

Next PlayStation to lock out used games (http://www.gamespot.com/news/next-playstation-to-lock-out-used-games-report-6368582)

Buckle up, Sony enthusiasts. A tipster has told Kotaku that the PlayStation 4 is named "Orbis," and that it will feature an anti-used game system, offer no backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles, and ship in holiday 2013...

If true, it will sadly be that time to write Sony off completely. There was a period- around 2005- when I thought Sony could do no wrong. They've spent the last 7 years doing their level best to prove how mistaken I was.

I learned in 2005 how terrible Sony was... They destroyed one of the best games ever... But today Bioware has surpassed SWG with SWTOR and I'm enjoying TOR far more than I did SWG. Even with some idiots hating on it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on March 28, 2012, 11:56:36 PM
If true, I will rage...

Next PlayStation to lock out used games (http://www.gamespot.com/news/next-playstation-to-lock-out-used-games-report-6368582)

Buckle up, Sony enthusiasts. A tipster has told Kotaku that the PlayStation 4 is named "Orbis," and that it will feature an anti-used game system, offer no backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles, and ship in holiday 2013...

If true, it will sadly be that time to write Sony off completely. There was a period- around 2005- when I thought Sony could do no wrong. They've spent the last 7 years doing their level best to prove how mistaken I was.

If this is true, I will never buy a PS4, and it's a shame. I really was thinking about doing so when they eventually release it.

The no backwards compatibility thing doesn't tick me off as much (though I am angry about that, too) as the no used games thing. Seriously.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesRottnek on March 29, 2012, 01:45:41 AM
If true, I will rage...

Next PlayStation to lock out used games (http://www.gamespot.com/news/next-playstation-to-lock-out-used-games-report-6368582)

Buckle up, Sony enthusiasts. A tipster has told Kotaku that the PlayStation 4 is named "Orbis," and that it will feature an anti-used game system, offer no backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles, and ship in holiday 2013...
I very seriously doubt that.

I think that developers will do what EA did. If you buy a used copy, to play online, you have to purchase the online pass (like Battlefield 3).

PP

It is possible that what will actually happen is Sony will make it impossible for the PS4 to read previous play station games, and then they will create a marketplace where previous PlayStation games can be downloaded, splitting the profit between themselves and the developers.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on March 29, 2012, 11:00:16 AM
If true, I will rage...

Next PlayStation to lock out used games (http://www.gamespot.com/news/next-playstation-to-lock-out-used-games-report-6368582)

Buckle up, Sony enthusiasts. A tipster has told Kotaku that the PlayStation 4 is named "Orbis," and that it will feature an anti-used game system, offer no backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles, and ship in holiday 2013...
I very seriously doubt that.

I think that developers will do what EA did. If you buy a used copy, to play online, you have to purchase the online pass (like Battlefield 3).

PP

It is possible that what will actually happen is Sony will make it impossible for the PS4 to read previous play station games, and then they will create a marketplace where previous PlayStation games can be downloaded, splitting the profit between themselves and the developers.
Yeah, they're doing that now so I'd imagine they'd rocket up that because they're making tons of cash on games like Final Fantasy Legends, Shadow of the Colossus, etc.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on March 29, 2012, 11:41:54 AM
If true, I will rage...

Next PlayStation to lock out used games (http://www.gamespot.com/news/next-playstation-to-lock-out-used-games-report-6368582)

Buckle up, Sony enthusiasts. A tipster has told Kotaku that the PlayStation 4 is named "Orbis," and that it will feature an anti-used game system, offer no backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles, and ship in holiday 2013...
I very seriously doubt that.

I think that developers will do what EA did. If you buy a used copy, to play online, you have to purchase the online pass (like Battlefield 3).

PP

It is possible that what will actually happen is Sony will make it impossible for the PS4 to read previous play station games, and then they will create a marketplace where previous PlayStation games can be downloaded, splitting the profit between themselves and the developers.

What primarily irks me (especially as someone who is working toward a degree in game design) is the mindset that the developer is somehow owed for each and every time a game changes hands- as if they are "losing money" because someone decided to pick up a game for $5 that happens to be previously owned. Let's take this approach to any other form of intellectual property- imagine Stephen King (or, more likely, his publisher) doing everything possible to shut down used book stores or Marvel Comics doing their level best to drive comic books stores (who mainly exist for back-issues) out of business and complaining that they don't see any profit off that copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 that sold for $1 million, or a traditional artist complaining that after selling his painting to a collector for $5,000 he didn't see any money from that same collector reselling the artwork to someone else. On the one hand game developers complain about piracy hurting their profits, then on the other they have an overblown sense of entitlement when it comes to their IP.

By all means, code classic games for your new system- the life span of cartridges and disks is limited by how well the original owner takes care of them, and there will always be demand for Super Mario Bros 3 and Final Fantasy VII that cannot be met by the used game market because of that (though SMB3 would need to be bought new unless you wish to shell out cash for a pristine NES)- but that's no reason to not make your system backwards compatible. Backwards compatibility encourages customer loyalty- if I can play my game library on the new system I am more likely to buy the new system and buy new games for that new system. If I can't play my old game library on your new system then I have no incentive to prefer your brand over your competitor's- if I'm just going to have another system taking up space on my home entertainment center why should I not prefer the new X-box or Wii-U over the PS4 and keep my PS3 alongside your competitor's system? Why should I prefer to buy your system AND have to rebuy my game library to play them on your system?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on March 29, 2012, 11:48:41 AM
I just started playing "Catherine," a really weird Japanese mystery.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesR on March 29, 2012, 04:05:05 PM
So, since the new Playstation is coming out, I bet that the companies like Microsoft and Nintendo are also going to release their next console soon to compete. I'm curious about what the next generation xbox 360 is going to be like.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 29, 2012, 04:09:06 PM
So, since the new Playstation is coming out, I bet that the companies like Microsoft and Nintendo are also going to release their next console soon to compete. I'm curious about what the next generation xbox 360 is going to be like.

Nintendo's comes out this December :)   Only two games I'm looking forward to so far are Lego City Stories and Dragon Quest X
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 30, 2012, 11:53:48 AM
Sony won't block used games, says analyst (http://www.gamespot.com/news/sony-wont-block-used-games-says-analyst-6369034)

A widely reported leak from an un-named industry source about the next iteration of the PlayStation came from "a monkey", according to well-known industry analyst Michael Pachter, of Wedbush Securities. The suggestions that the next PlayStation will block used games is just as unlikely as when it was suggested in 2005 that the PlayStation 3 would block sales of used games following a patent application, Pachter said in a statement released to industry news site GamesIndustry International...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on March 30, 2012, 12:11:04 PM
Sony won't block used games, says analyst (http://www.gamespot.com/news/sony-wont-block-used-games-says-analyst-6369034)

A widely reported leak from an un-named industry source about the next iteration of the PlayStation came from "a monkey", according to well-known industry analyst Michael Pachter, of Wedbush Securities. The suggestions that the next PlayStation will block used games is just as unlikely as when it was suggested in 2005 that the PlayStation 3 would block sales of used games following a patent application, Pachter said in a statement released to industry news site GamesIndustry International...

Good news. But....

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As well as a consumer backlash, Pachter indicated that GameStop--who he sees as the biggest potential loser in this scenario--would simply refuse to carry the console. This refusal would naturally hurt sales of the platform, he said.

In a battle between GameStop and the consoles, I see the store as being on the losing side- they are fast losing good will and reputation in the gaming community and their biggest competitors in the used games market, Best Buy and Amazon, are too big to fight. GameStop consistently over-prices their used games, if the choice is between a five dollar difference new and used, I'd take the new. Really, the only reason I've ever gone to GameStop is that they are usually easier to get to- they fit conveniently in small shopping centers and thus are everywhere, while other places that sell video games are big box retailers and are usually a 15-20 minute drive.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on March 30, 2012, 12:55:17 PM
I hope the game industry crashes.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on March 30, 2012, 01:53:21 PM
I've been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic pretty frequently lately, I was in beta and early access. I have 1 level 50 Jedi Knight and several alts under level 20.

Is it really good?  :)

Very, I love it...

I played SWTOR during beta and early release, but as of last month I really haven't had anyone to play with and lost interest in gaming for a while, so I canceled my subscription.  It was a really great game so I might get back into it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on March 31, 2012, 01:42:26 PM
Elephant Quest! It's a cute little game on Kongregate.  ;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on April 02, 2012, 12:00:21 AM
Playstation 4 (http://www.cnn.com/video/?hpt=hp_t3#/video/living/2012/04/01/nr-whitfield-saltzman-playstation-rumors.cnn) next year?

I'm an X Box-atarian myself, but I thought people might like to know about the Playstation stuff. Just saw this on the CNN site.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 03, 2012, 07:00:50 PM
Assuming it's true, this delivers the lulz...

Wii U 'not up to the same level' as PS3, Xbox 360 - Developers (http://www.gamespot.com/news/wii-u-not-up-to-the-same-level-as-ps3-xbox-360-developers-6369675)

Yesterday reports emerged that the Wii U might be heading to shops on November 18; however, more information about Nintendo's next console also emerged that might be less pleasing to the Nintendo faithful. Speaking to GamesIndustry International, a number of anonymous developers compared the new console in unfavourable terms to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, suggesting it didn't have the graphical horsepower to compete with either, despite being able to output HD video...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 03, 2012, 07:07:03 PM
Ok, I said it delivers the lulz, and it is funny that even after all this time Nintendo still (possibly) can't match their competitors... but it's also sort of a bummer. I was a Nintendo kid/guy growing up (first NES over Sega, then N64 over PS). And I'm still unsure as to whether Dragon Quest X will be exclusive to Ninendo or not...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on April 03, 2012, 07:10:31 PM
I have an X-container myself, but I sure do miss the Zelda games from Nintendo.

Zelda violin duet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA8a5qibUJU&feature=related)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on April 05, 2012, 04:50:34 PM
Back when Final Fantasy XIII came out, I traded in my copy of Tales of Vesperia to get help pay for it. One of the worst gaming mistakes I've ever made.

Yesterday, I corrected this mistake.

And I also bought Swat Kats: Radical Squadron for the SNES. Never played it before, but Swat Kats was one of my favorite shows growing up.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on April 05, 2012, 06:13:08 PM
FF XIII is a horrible game. A beautiful, horrible game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on April 05, 2012, 06:19:34 PM
FF XIII is a horrible game. A beautiful, horrible game.

I didn't feel like I had the same freedom in FFXIII like in previous ones.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on April 05, 2012, 09:05:01 PM
FF XIII is a horrible game. A beautiful, horrible game.

I didn't feel like I had the same freedom in FFXIII like in previous ones.

First of all, I agree with primuspilus about FFXIII.

As for you Aindriú, I believe at least some of that can be accounted for by how linear the game was.

I miss the days of FFIV and VI, personally, though I did like FFXII.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 06, 2012, 04:15:09 PM
Anyone here play Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning? I can't tell whether to get it or not. There seems to be disagreements among the reviews I've watched on youtube. For example, the gamespot reviewer says the open world is fairly generic, while the IGN reviewer said it was great; the gamespot reviewer talked about the story/quests as though they were repetitive, while the IGN reviewer talked as if they were great; etc. Which is it? All the reviews I've seen say that the battles are terrific, but the thing is, I don't like that more action oriented style of combat that it seems to have.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on April 06, 2012, 07:41:40 PM
I haven't gotten any new games in a while. Guess I'll fire up my Game Fly queue again.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 08, 2012, 03:17:16 PM
Skyrim + Hoarders = Win (http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6747386/skyrim-hoarders)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesR on April 08, 2012, 04:25:00 PM
I'm a huge archer in Skyrim, which bow, upgrade and enchantment combination would you gents say works the best? Right now I'm using a legendary Daedric bow with a soul capture enchantment and an Orcish helmet of archery.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on April 09, 2012, 11:05:38 AM
I'm a huge archer in Skyrim, which bow, upgrade and enchantment combination would you gents say works the best? Right now I'm using a legendary Daedric bow with a soul capture enchantment and an Orcish helmet of archery.
I happen to enjoy being a wood elf with enchantment skills. You can really power up your archery by disenchanting a lightning item and a helmet of archery. Mix that with the dark brother hood armor and you're pretty nasty.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on April 09, 2012, 11:16:23 AM
I just smash things.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on April 09, 2012, 11:25:52 AM
I just smash things.
That always works :)

Nordic 2 handed happiness....it never gets old.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on April 09, 2012, 12:46:43 PM
I'm a huge archer in Skyrim, which bow, upgrade and enchantment combination would you gents say works the best? Right now I'm using a legendary Daedric bow with a soul capture enchantment and an Orcish helmet of archery.

Have you ever shot arrows into people's knees?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on April 09, 2012, 01:03:40 PM
I'm a huge archer in Skyrim, which bow, upgrade and enchantment combination would you gents say works the best? Right now I'm using a legendary Daedric bow with a soul capture enchantment and an Orcish helmet of archery.

Have you ever shot arrows into people's knees?
I try to stay away from that because the employment market for city guards are flooded....

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 09, 2012, 01:26:42 PM
Dragon Age 3 Info... (http://www.gamespot.com/events/pax-east-2012/video.html?sid=6370583)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on April 09, 2012, 01:38:30 PM
Dragon Age 3 Info... (http://www.gamespot.com/events/pax-east-2012/video.html?sid=6370583)
I did not care for DA 2....I hope they bring back the spirit of the first game, which was great :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 09, 2012, 01:44:25 PM
Dragon Age 3 Info... (http://www.gamespot.com/events/pax-east-2012/video.html?sid=6370583)
I did not care for DA 2....I hope they bring back the spirit of the first game, which was great :)

PP

I'll have to admit, when I was playing Skyrim for my first run through back in November, I often tried to think about which game I liked more (Skyrim or DA:O). They both seemed to have strengths and weaknesses. However, when I recently went back and started playing DA:O again, it seemed quite different than how I remember it. I mean, I loved DA:O, not only as a game, but as a world generally (e.g. I bought the books tied to DA). Now, though, even taking into consideration the much better characters in DA:O, it still seems much inferior to Skyrim. Bioware have hinted that they might go with a large open world ala Skyrim for DA3, and I definitely hope so.

EDIT--Oh, forgot to say, yeah I agree about DA2. In fact I took it in to Gamestop to trade it in 3 days after I bought it on it's release date. I decided to give it another shot, though, and asked for and received the game as a gift for Christmas... though I still haven't gone back and tried it again.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on April 09, 2012, 01:55:51 PM
I agree that the characters seem more "real" in DA:O than Skyrim. Thats something that Elder Scrolls lost after Morrowind IMHO.

However, the world of Elder Scrolls (I especially felt it in Morrowind and Oblivion) had a "history" and made me feel like people lived there for generations where in DA the world felt static and flat. I think an open world would help that.

Since we're on the subject of RPG's, did you like Kingdoms of Amalur? I played the demo and decided not to get it.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on April 12, 2012, 06:14:51 PM
If you guys don't mind a little NSFW language, I think most of us will enjoy this: http://9gag.com/gag/3782790
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on April 16, 2012, 10:26:30 AM
Started playing World of Tanks again after a bit of a hiatus.  Finally getting the hang of the light tanks again.  If I start playing more regularly I might drop some money on premium membership and break out my Russian heavies again. 
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 16, 2012, 05:52:28 PM
No... no no no... please no!   NOOOOOOO!!!!!1!!ONE!!1! (http://www.gamespot.com/news/apple-game-console-rumored-for-2012-launch-6371858?tag=Topslot;Today039sGamingNews;AppleGameConsoleRumore)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 22, 2012, 01:49:47 PM
I know some of you people, in addition to being video game nerds, are also Dr. Who geeks. If that describes you, this game (http://www.gamespot.com/doctor-who-the-eternity-clock/) (set to be released this month) is probably for you.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on April 22, 2012, 02:15:30 PM
I'm generally weary of licensed games, but that looks like it might have some potential. I'll wait for reviews first though. Also, it's "Doctor Who," not "Dr. Who."
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 22, 2012, 02:20:34 PM
I'm generally weary of licensed games, but that looks like it might have some potential. I'll wait for reviews first though. Also, it's "Doctor Who," not "Dr. Who."

I didn't look closely enough but does this Doctor Woo game have that attractive redhead in it? If so I might have to pick it up...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on April 22, 2012, 02:27:01 PM
You're probably thinking of Amy Pond, whom this game seems to omit.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 22, 2012, 02:34:52 PM
Who made that decision? Booooo!

(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23700000/Karen-by-tardis-karen-gillan-23760346-595-446.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on April 23, 2012, 02:24:19 AM
Hey Skyrim fans, check this out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSLPH9d-jsI
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: NightOwl on April 23, 2012, 04:29:33 AM
Back to Europa Universalis III while waiting for more Crusader Kings II patches/DLC/mods to be released. :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on April 23, 2012, 01:10:07 PM
Who made that decision? Booooo!

(http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/23700000/Karen-by-tardis-karen-gillan-23760346-595-446.jpg)
The show will be phasing her out soon, so that may be part of it. Is this an acceptable replacement?
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/120321083650-jenna-louise-coleman-2009-story-top.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 25, 2012, 07:57:10 AM
Hair is not red :(

Though this cheered me up... Angry video game nerd as a kid (http://youtu.be/lRNfPAA9pqY)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on April 25, 2012, 09:30:00 AM
Just started a Breton Mage on Skyrim.....man oh man they're good.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: akimori makoto on April 25, 2012, 07:37:14 PM
Twenty more days!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 25, 2012, 07:45:29 PM
20 days to what? :)

So far I've already missed Journey, which I've heard is really good, but since I don't have an internet connection on my ps3 I haven't been able to get it. Also, I think someone asked about Amalur earlier, but I didn't end up getting that, it was just too much money at a time when I need to save for other stuff (though I did buy a used copy of Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny today). Other games I'm hoping to get this year are:

Port Royale 3 (PS3-June)
Risen 2 (PS3-July)
Madden 13 (PS3-August)
DQX (WiiU - Nov/Dec?)
Lego City Stories (WiiU - Nov/Dec?)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: akimori makoto on April 25, 2012, 08:26:52 PM
20 days to what? :)

www.diablo3.com (http://www.diablo3.com)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on April 26, 2012, 10:53:44 AM
20 days to what? :)

www.diablo3.com (http://www.diablo3.com)
Im holding out for Guild Wars 2

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 26, 2012, 10:55:04 AM
My Dragon Quest X hopes have been dashed (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/04/25/dragon-quest-x-goes-online-in-august-30-day-subscription-fee-costs-1000-yen/)... wtf...

That'd cost me over $200 just to play the game for 1 year!  >:(  For a wii/wiiU game? and a game that I'm mostly excited about just because I've been playing the franchise since 1990, and not actually because of anything specific to this game that I've seen?

What a rotten way to start the day...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 26, 2012, 10:55:45 AM
20 days to what? :)

www.diablo3.com (http://www.diablo3.com)

20 days to what? :)

www.diablo3.com (http://www.diablo3.com)
Im holding out for Guild Wars 2

PP

Sometimes I wonder what I'm missing...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on April 26, 2012, 11:51:32 AM
20 days to what? :)

www.diablo3.com (http://www.diablo3.com)

Any idea if online is going to be a monthly subscription or if it will be free to play on Battlenet like D2 was?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on April 26, 2012, 01:48:59 PM
My Dragon Quest X hopes have been dashed (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/04/25/dragon-quest-x-goes-online-in-august-30-day-subscription-fee-costs-1000-yen/)... wtf...

That'd cost me over $200 just to play the game for 1 year!  >:(  For a wii/wiiU game? and a game that I'm mostly excited about just because I've been playing the franchise since 1990, and not actually because of anything specific to this game that I've seen?

What a rotten way to start the day...

I'm really starting to hate all these subscription services for the big new games. We already pay for the game, plus the console, plus the online membership (X Box Live or whatever network you use), and accessories for some of the games (headphones, special guns, etc.) Then they have to stick on an extra big chunk of cash in order to compete online. What for, other than the pleasure of robbing us? Pretty soon, if someone wants to play more than one of these big name games per year, the expenses will run into several hundred dollars or even more, just for online play. Then they'll simply have priced the average gamer out of it. Or, you'll have to pay an arm and a leg just for even one game a year. Why don't they just call it what it is, highway robbery?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: akimori makoto on April 26, 2012, 05:23:38 PM
20 days to what? :)

www.diablo3.com (http://www.diablo3.com)

Any idea if online is going to be a monthly subscription or if it will be free to play on Battlenet like D2 was?

It's meant to be free once the game disc is purchased.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on April 26, 2012, 05:33:34 PM
20 days to what? :)

www.diablo3.com (http://www.diablo3.com)

Any idea if online is going to be a monthly subscription or if it will be free to play on Battlenet like D2 was?

It's meant to be free once the game disc is purchased.

Nice.  My brother and I will almost certainly play.  If you're ever on at weird hours we'll be sure to get a hold of you!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Luckster on April 30, 2012, 12:27:13 PM
I registered on an Orthodox forum and the first thing I post is about games which I have a dozen plus forum subscriptions for discussing. :)

If true, I will rage...

Next PlayStation to lock out used games (http://www.gamespot.com/news/next-playstation-to-lock-out-used-games-report-6368582)

Buckle up, Sony enthusiasts. A tipster has told Kotaku that the PlayStation 4 is named "Orbis," and that it will feature an anti-used game system, offer no backwards compatibility with PlayStation 3 titles, and ship in holiday 2013...

If true, it will sadly be that time to write Sony off completely. There was a period- around 2005- when I thought Sony could do no wrong. They've spent the last 7 years doing their level best to prove how mistaken I was.

I learned in 2005 how terrible Sony was... They destroyed one of the best games ever... But today Bioware has surpassed SWG with SWTOR and I'm enjoying TOR far more than I did SWG. Even with some idiots hating on it.

I'd recommend seeking some serious spiritual guidance for such apostasy. No MMORPG will ever surpass SWG, whether Pre-CU, CU, or NGE. SWTOR's a nice game, but it feels so...generic? There's nothing that stands out about it, compared to SWG whether you could actually live in the Star Wars universe, SWTOR only features rails, rails, and more rails. That's nice if you like developer hand-holding, but for players that enjoy freedom and choice (not the BioWare definition of "choice"), then it's sorely lacking.  Of course, over the many, many MMORPGs that I've played, I've always preferred sandboxes to themeparks. Either way, I still have an active subscription. But, I digress.

I tend to rotate my gaming schedule from RTSs to RPGs to FPSs with MMO subscriptions thrown in the mix somewhere. I'm currently replaying for the umpteenth time Medieval 2 using the Invasio Barbarum II mod. Before that it was Empire and Shogun II. I might pick up Skyrim when the price drops, but we'll see.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on April 30, 2012, 03:54:59 PM
I'm having a lot of fun with Kid Icarus: Uprising.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Papist on April 30, 2012, 03:56:08 PM
I miss video games. :(
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on April 30, 2012, 03:58:54 PM
I'm sorry.

It's all gonna burn anyway and you're probably a better man than I right now.

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on May 15, 2012, 04:37:02 PM
Diablooooooooooooooooooooooooooo  *gasp* ooooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on May 15, 2012, 04:40:32 PM
Team Fortress 2 and the Total War series  8)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on May 18, 2012, 11:46:58 PM
Trying to decide if I should finish my current Tales of Vesperia file or begin a new one.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on May 19, 2012, 04:47:20 PM
Dragon Age 3 Info... (http://www.gamespot.com/events/pax-east-2012/video.html?sid=6370583)

I'd love to see some DLC for DA2 first...

Still working on Skyrim, six months later!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 19, 2012, 04:50:32 PM
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but they were working on an expansion for DA2 but canceled it (http://www.gamespot.com/news/dragon-age-ii-exalted-march-expansion-canceled-6367086) so they could focus on DA3.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on May 19, 2012, 04:55:34 PM
That's a shame. I really liked Awakening.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on May 19, 2012, 06:23:02 PM
Diablo 3...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on May 19, 2012, 06:29:24 PM
Does online Chess count?  I think that once you hit 35 and you're still playing video games, you live a sad existence.  No doubt about it once you hit 40yrs old.  I know I'll get flamed for saying that, but I ain't budging so save the drama for your mammas.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on May 19, 2012, 06:36:21 PM
Does online Chess count?  I think that once you hit 35 and you're still playing video games, you live a sad existence.  No doubt about it once you hit 40yrs old.  I know I'll get flamed for saying that, but I ain't budging so save the drama for your mammas.
Yet the average gamer is in his 30s.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 19, 2012, 06:44:36 PM
Does online Chess count?  I think that once you hit 35 and you're still playing video games, you live a sad existence.  No doubt about it once you hit 40yrs old.  I know I'll get flamed for saying that, but I ain't budging so save the drama for your mammas.

If I ever left my mom's basement you would be in real trouble!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on May 19, 2012, 06:49:41 PM
Does online Chess count?  I think that once you hit 35 and you're still playing video games, you live a sad existence.  No doubt about it once you hit 40yrs old.  I know I'll get flamed for saying that, but I ain't budging so save the drama for your mammas.

Why? It's just a hobby. You could say the same for movies or TV. Why the arbitrary age? Is it not sad when a 34 year old or an 18 year spends hours on end playing videogames?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on May 19, 2012, 06:52:28 PM
It's great that I'm not old enough to play bingo and not feel sad about it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 19, 2012, 06:57:42 PM
Why? It's just a hobby. You could say the same for movies or TV.

Or posting on a religious forum. But I don't think you're going to get anywhere, you're too immature to understand his sophisticated and subtle sensibilities...  8)

[/flaming]
[/drama]
[/common sense]
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on May 19, 2012, 07:00:20 PM
Sometimes I do think that the amount of time I spend posting on a religious forum does, in fact, give me a sad existence. It'd probably be happier (and less monotonous) if I played more video games.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on May 19, 2012, 07:03:33 PM
Sometimes I do think that the amount of time I spend posting on a religious forums does, in fact, give me a sad existence. It'd probably be happier (and less monotonous) if I played more video games.
There ya go.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on May 19, 2012, 07:20:45 PM
Diablo 3...

What's your user name?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on May 19, 2012, 08:38:37 PM
Trying to decide if I should finish my current Tales of Vesperia file or begin a new one.
Someone reminded me that if I complete the current file, I can go to new game+. I like this idea.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on May 20, 2012, 07:42:10 PM
New animated trailer for Pokemon Black 2 and White 2. http://bulbanews.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Animated_B2W2_trailer_now_officially_available

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shlomlokh on May 20, 2012, 08:03:25 PM
Diablo 3...

What's your user name?
I'm on there, too. :D My name is Doxasykyrie. I'm trying to fight the butcher with a Barbarian by myself. :/ No luck so far. Is there a way for you to help?

In Christ,
Andrew
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on May 20, 2012, 08:17:06 PM
Diablo 3...

What's your user name?
I'm on there, too. :D My name is Doxasykyrie. I'm trying to fight the butcher with a Barbarian by myself. :/ No luck so far. Is there a way for you to help?

In Christ,
Andrew

Yah. I beat it on Normal with my Monk. Doing it again with a mage. :P

BTW, you need the # with the name. (Mine is Mjolnir#1209)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on May 29, 2012, 02:28:02 PM
Diablo III - vamrat#1803.

I am still in the first act with a Lv. 9 Barbarian.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on May 29, 2012, 02:48:41 PM
Dragon's Dogma, lv 23 Mystic Knight :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on May 29, 2012, 02:50:54 PM
Starship Titanic. Old school!  :) Rest in peace, Douglas Adams.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on May 29, 2012, 03:35:52 PM
Dragon's Dogma, lv 23 Mystic Knight :)

PP

I saw one of my XBL friends playing this. How is it?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on May 29, 2012, 04:02:46 PM
Dragon's Dogma, lv 23 Mystic Knight :)

PP

I saw one of my XBL friends playing this. How is it?
I really like it. The combat is pretty realistic (as far as fireball throwing dragon fighting can be anyways), the world is big, but kind of hard to get around, the monsters are tough (but not Dark Souls tough) and they story is ok (its a little...Japaneesey......). All in all, a good solid 7.5 or 8. A good game, not a great one.

In all honesty, this is just till Guild Wars 2 comes out :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 03, 2012, 10:17:49 PM
Nintendo's Initial E3 presentation for the Wii U. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD1_st1cO04&feature=g-all-lik













In summary: more social networking stuff I don't really care about, more casual gaming *pukes*, samey looking graphics (though that trailer with Link and the spider looks pretty smexy), interesting looking new control features (kind of excited about that), hilarious little movie about a third of the way through (Right, Mr. Non-Specific Action Figure?)

All in all, it was alright. I guess I'll buy one.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 03, 2012, 10:21:17 PM
Some good, cheap games I got from Just Adventure. Darkfall: Lights Out is simple in graphics, but is based on a poem and has a creepy mystery plot. I like that sort of thing.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 03, 2012, 10:25:36 PM
I'm going to wait until the real E3 confrences start tomorrow to make a decision.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on June 03, 2012, 10:42:03 PM
I finally decided that clocking in 100 hours into Skyrim was enough. I'll get the 15 remaining achievements later.

Now onto Halo Anniversary.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 03, 2012, 10:53:47 PM
Some good, cheap games I got from Just Adventure. Darkfall: Lights Out is simple in graphics, but is based on a poem and has a creepy mystery plot. I like that sort of thing.  :)
Oh, I'm certainly not against simple graphics (I'll take good gameplay and story over graphics any day if I have to choose). In fact, simple graphics make me pleasantly nostalgic.

It's just disappointing that Nintendo isn't rising to the current industry standard for resolution for seemingly no good reason at all. It's turning developers away from a company that hasn't had a pleasant history with them as it is.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 03, 2012, 11:03:52 PM
Some good, cheap games I got from Just Adventure. Darkfall: Lights Out is simple in graphics, but is based on a poem and has a creepy mystery plot. I like that sort of thing.  :)
Oh, I'm certainly not against simple graphics (I'll take good gameplay and story over graphics any day if I have to choose). In fact, simple graphics make me pleasantly nostalgic.

It's just disappointing that Nintendo isn't rising to the current industry standard for resolution for seemingly no good reason at all. It's turning developers away from a company that hasn't had a pleasant history with them as it is.
What are you talking about? Wii U is going to be in full 1080p
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 03, 2012, 11:13:35 PM
It is? I thought developers were saying it isn't up to snuff compared to the Xbox and PS3.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 03, 2012, 11:16:48 PM
I'd like to take a bit of a straw poll. How many Pokemon fans here wish there was a main series Pokemon game (not a spinoff like Mystery Dungeon) where instead of turn-based combat, you could directly control your Pokemon?

How many want the ability to carry more than six Pokemon at a time?

Finally, how many wish Pokemon could have more than four moves at a time?

Just curious.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesRottnek on June 03, 2012, 11:20:31 PM
I'd like to take a bit of a straw poll. How many Pokemon fans here wish there was a main series Pokemon game (not a spinoff like Mystery Dungeon) where instead of turn-based combat, you could directly control your Pokemon?

How many want the ability to carry more than six Pokemon at a time?

Finally, how many wish Pokemon could have more than four moves at a time?

Just curious.

The first one would be nice, the second one I hadn't really thought about, but I agree, and the third one: DEFINITELY!

Anyways, I really wish Sega would introduce another awesome system...it's a shame they stopped their console design and production.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 03, 2012, 11:26:02 PM
I'd like to take a bit of a straw poll. How many Pokemon fans here wish there was a main series Pokemon game (not a spinoff like Mystery Dungeon) where instead of turn-based combat, you could directly control your Pokemon?

How many want the ability to carry more than six Pokemon at a time?

Finally, how many wish Pokemon could have more than four moves at a time?

Just curious.

The first one would be nice, the second one I hadn't really thought about, but I agree, and the third one: DEFINITELY!

Anyways, I really wish Sega would introduce another awesome system...it's a shame they stopped their console design and production.
Yeah, I know. The Dreamcast had a lot of potential, too bad it got cut down in its prime. Now, if only Sonic Team could continue staying out the liquor cabinet...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesRottnek on June 03, 2012, 11:39:24 PM
I'd like to take a bit of a straw poll. How many Pokemon fans here wish there was a main series Pokemon game (not a spinoff like Mystery Dungeon) where instead of turn-based combat, you could directly control your Pokemon?

How many want the ability to carry more than six Pokemon at a time?

Finally, how many wish Pokemon could have more than four moves at a time?

Just curious.

The first one would be nice, the second one I hadn't really thought about, but I agree, and the third one: DEFINITELY!

Anyways, I really wish Sega would introduce another awesome system...it's a shame they stopped their console design and production.
Yeah, I know. The Dreamcast had a lot of potential, too bad it got cut down in its prime. Now, if only Sonic Team could continue staying out the liquor cabinet...

Indeed.

I also wish that cartridges would come back.  But that hope is probably way out of the realm of possibility.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 03, 2012, 11:47:14 PM

I also wish that cartridges would come back.
Why?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 03, 2012, 11:52:24 PM

I also wish that cartridges would come back.
Why?

Aesthetics. There's something about pressing a small square block thing that goes click, which is much more fun than watching a download bar go bleeeeeep.  ;) Just my opinion.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesRottnek on June 04, 2012, 12:25:06 AM

I also wish that cartridges would come back.
Why?

ROM cartridges allow for near-instant load times and use less of the processing power of the console, and they are hardier (though disks are becoming  more difficult to damage, it seems).
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 04, 2012, 12:26:02 AM

I also wish that cartridges would come back.
Why?

Aesthetics. There's something about pressing a small square block thing that goes click, which is much more fun than watching a download bar go bleeeeeep.  ;) Just my opinion.
Good point lol.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 04, 2012, 12:26:41 AM
It is? I thought developers were saying it isn't up to snuff compared to the Xbox and PS3.
Where in the world did you hear that? Yeah it's native 1080p. Thank God.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 04, 2012, 12:27:44 AM

I also wish that cartridges would come back.
Why?

ROM cartridges allow for near-instant load times and use less of the processing power of the console, and they are hardier (though disks are becoming  more difficult to damage, it seems).
Yeah, but a modern game would need to come on like five of them that you'd have to switch out for another every five screens (assuming that the retention time after a cartridge is taken out could be lengthened), wouldn't it?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 04, 2012, 12:28:11 AM
It is? I thought developers were saying it isn't up to snuff compared to the Xbox and PS3.
Where in the world did you hear that? Yeah it's native 1080p. Thank God.
Justin, I think. It's somewhere in this thread.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 04, 2012, 12:30:30 AM
It is? I thought developers were saying it isn't up to snuff compared to the Xbox and PS3.
Where in the world did you hear that? Yeah it's native 1080p. Thank God.
Justin, I think. It's somewhere in this thread.
I'm going to beat him up.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheMathematician on June 04, 2012, 12:30:44 AM

I also wish that cartridges would come back.
Why?

ROM cartridges allow for near-instant load times and use less of the processing power of the console, and they are hardier (though disks are becoming  more difficult to damage, it seems).
Yeah, but a modern game would need to come on like five of them that you'd have to switch out for another every five screens (assuming that the retention time after a cartridge is taken out could be lengthened), wouldn't it?
you always could adapt the type of technology we have for flash drives

i have saw 64 gig flash drives out there, as compared to a dual layer blu ray at 50gig
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Post by: Volnutt on June 04, 2012, 12:39:22 AM

I also wish that cartridges would come back.
Why?

ROM cartridges allow for near-instant load times and use less of the processing power of the console, and they are hardier (though disks are becoming  more difficult to damage, it seems).
Yeah, but a modern game would need to come on like five of them that you'd have to switch out for another every five screens (assuming that the retention time after a cartridge is taken out could be lengthened), wouldn't it?
you always could adapt the type of technology we have for flash drives

i have saw 64 gig flash drives out there, as compared to a dual layer blu ray at 50gig
True.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 04, 2012, 12:39:49 AM
It is? I thought developers were saying it isn't up to snuff compared to the Xbox and PS3.
Where in the world did you hear that? Yeah it's native 1080p. Thank God.
Justin, I think. It's somewhere in this thread.
I'm going to beat him up.
lol
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesRottnek on June 04, 2012, 12:44:49 AM

I also wish that cartridges would come back.
Why?

ROM cartridges allow for near-instant load times and use less of the processing power of the console, and they are hardier (though disks are becoming  more difficult to damage, it seems).
Yeah, but a modern game would need to come on like five of them that you'd have to switch out for another every five screens (assuming that the retention time after a cartridge is taken out could be lengthened), wouldn't it?
you always could adapt the type of technology we have for flash drives

i have saw 64 gig flash drives out there, as compared to a dual layer blu ray at 50gig

You beat me to it.  Whenever I bring up my fondness for cartridges, everyone seems to think the technology stalled in the 90's.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 04, 2012, 10:34:23 AM
E3
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Schultz on June 04, 2012, 10:52:55 AM
DL'd a NES emulator for my phone and have been playing Destiny of an Emperor.  It's amazing how after 25 years, I still remember the details of the game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 04, 2012, 01:49:19 PM
DL'd a NES emulator for my phone and have been playing Destiny of an Emperor.  It's amazing how after 25 years, I still remember the details of the game.

I've got the Atari app for the iPod Touch. It has 100 games from the 2600.  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 04, 2012, 04:26:21 PM
Currently watching the EA presentation at E3. The new Simcity may yet draw me back, but I'm still not sure (and my current system probably couldn't handle it). Anyway, Madden didn't look bad. Might be the first new Madden I've bought in a few years.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 04, 2012, 05:16:08 PM
These conferences have been boring so far. Nintendo's press conference will blow everyone away because they'll probably show off games that aren't FPS's and have a color palette with green in it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesRottnek on June 04, 2012, 05:44:50 PM
These conferences have been boring so far. Nintendo's press conference will blow everyone away because they'll probably show off games that aren't FPS's and have a color palette with green in it.

You speak heresy!  Call of Duty is the only game that exists!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 04, 2012, 05:55:01 PM
These conferences have been boring so far. Nintendo's press conference will blow everyone away because they'll probably show off games that aren't FPS's and have a color palette with green in it.

You speak heresy!  Call of Duty is the only game that exists!

CoD: Brown Filter edition.

You're right.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 04, 2012, 06:09:13 PM
Last FPS that I played for longer than an hour or two...

(http://shockingvideogamesecrets.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/perfectdarku.jpg)

 ;D  8)
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Post by: biro on June 04, 2012, 06:12:56 PM
That was a good one. There was a surprisingly good book made from it, too. I have it on audio somewhere.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 04, 2012, 06:13:56 PM
One of the best games ever. Better than Goldeneye.

I can't tell you how many hours I put into the Combat Simulator. Wait it was like 58days or something so 1392 hours.

One of my bragging rights is unlocking the Pugilist co-op sim in the Solo Missions without any cheats. Let me tell you, I only completed it with a second to spare.

I think it was worse than doing the speedrun on Goldeneye's Facility to unlock whatever cheat it was.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesRottnek on June 04, 2012, 06:45:17 PM
One of the best games ever. Better than Goldeneye.

I can't tell you how many hours I put into the Combat Simulator. Wait it was like 58days or something so 1392 hours.

One of my bragging rights is unlocking the Pugilist co-op sim in the Solo Missions without any cheats. Let me tell you, I only completed it with a second to spare.

I think it was worse than doing the speedrun on Goldeneye's Facility to unlock whatever cheat it was.

With Gameshark you have all the cheats you could want.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on June 04, 2012, 06:47:58 PM
Once again, playing Max Payne 2
Great game.

(http://download.gameblog.fr/images/blogs/14266/87022.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 04, 2012, 06:48:42 PM
Max Payne 3 is great btw

One of the best games ever. Better than Goldeneye.

I can't tell you how many hours I put into the Combat Simulator. Wait it was like 58days or something so 1392 hours.

One of my bragging rights is unlocking the Pugilist co-op sim in the Solo Missions without any cheats. Let me tell you, I only completed it with a second to spare.

I think it was worse than doing the speedrun on Goldeneye's Facility to unlock whatever cheat it was.

With Gameshark you have all the cheats you could want.
Gameshark actually ruined my original copy of Perfect Dark. I used to make my own custom weapons, it ruled.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on June 05, 2012, 11:21:28 AM
Pre-ordering Guild Wars 2 on Thursday, playing the Beta this weekend....all...weekend.....except for liturgy time of course :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 05, 2012, 08:59:47 PM
Still haven't picked up my copy of Max Payne 3. I'll do that when I have time.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 05, 2012, 09:22:17 PM
I pre-ordered Pokemon Conquest.

Biro, I thought you might like this game lol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpTiSvMppFI&feature=plcp
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 05, 2012, 09:47:28 PM
I pre-ordered Pokemon Conquest.

Biro, I thought you might like this game lol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpTiSvMppFI&feature=plcp

Thanks!  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesR on June 06, 2012, 02:50:11 AM
Sim City? I have to get that. I have so many nostalgic moments with Sim City; it reminds me of the early 2000s back in the day.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on June 06, 2012, 10:35:59 AM
it reminds me of the early 2000s back in the day.

LOL. There is so much wrong with that sentence.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Schultz on June 06, 2012, 10:43:08 AM
it reminds me of the early 2000s back in the day.

LOL. There is so much wrong with that sentence.

Esp. when some of us started playing that game in 1989.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on June 06, 2012, 10:47:48 AM
it reminds me of the early 2000s back in the day.

LOL. There is so much wrong with that sentence.

Esp. when some of us started playing that game in 1989.

1998 for me.  Sim City 2000 FTW!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on June 06, 2012, 11:35:09 AM
I think I really started becoming a gamer in 1996 when Quake came out. It was down hill from there.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on June 06, 2012, 07:19:53 PM
it reminds me of the early 2000s back in the day.

LOL. There is so much wrong with that sentence.
+1
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on June 06, 2012, 07:20:32 PM
I think I really started becoming a gamer in 1996 when Quake came out. It was down hill from there.
1995 when I finally discovered the awesomeness of Super Mario World.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 06, 2012, 07:37:35 PM
You guys are making me feel old  :D  My first gaming memory was asking for a Nintendo for my birthday c. 1987, and being given an Atari instead. I suppose I wouldn't trade my memories of dig dug, pole position, the original mario, the 74 different spaceship related games, etc. for anything though.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on June 06, 2012, 09:13:53 PM
I think I really started becoming a gamer in 1996 when Quake came out. It was down hill from there.
1995 when I finally discovered the awesomeness of Super Mario World.

Well, there was always Starfox ('93) and such, but I wasn't really into it then.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on June 06, 2012, 09:15:00 PM
You guys are making me feel old  :D  My first gaming memory was asking for a Nintendo for my birthday c. 1987, and being given an Atari instead. I suppose I wouldn't trade my memories of dig dug, pole position, the original mario, the 74 different spaceship related games, etc. for anything though.

Hmm, I take that back. I did get a Nintendo in '90... but yeah, you're old.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 06, 2012, 09:30:14 PM
I think we got our first game system in 1978.

I win.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on June 06, 2012, 09:41:19 PM
I think we got our first game system in 1978.

I win.

(http://www.rainbowfish.info/forum/images/smilies/icon_worship.gif)

 :D ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on June 07, 2012, 12:01:14 AM
Starfox Adventures, Pokemon Heartgold, Pokemon White, Rugby Challenge 2012, Medieval II: Total War (Stainless Steel mod and The Last Kingdom mod), Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, Assassin's Creed: Revelation
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 28, 2012, 01:48:14 AM
Beat the main story in Uprising. All that's left is the boss rush (made it about half way through. I'm not very good at dodging so I'm pretty much high and dry without constant healing) and most of the achievements (which I don't care about).

On Bowser's Inside Story, I'm stuck on the train boss. I wonder if using a can of air would work (and not ruin my 3DS at the same time).

Might start a new file on Pokemon Soulsilver. I've just got too much grinding to do to get past the Elite Four thanks to not distributing my team very evenly in the early game.

Still need to finish Ocarina of Time 3D, haven't touched it in months.

If I ever get my Wii or PS2 hooked up again, I'll reassess things.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: neon_knights on June 28, 2012, 01:57:41 AM
Just recently hit the 200 hour mark in Skryim. Yeah, I have no life.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on June 28, 2012, 04:32:11 AM
I traded a chicken sandwich and some $ for Mass Effect 3. Liking it so far.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on June 28, 2012, 04:41:47 AM
Playing the crap out of FIFA 12 again. Waiting until FIFA 13 comes out in September. lol
(http://whatculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Cover-of-FIFA-12-X3601-610x858.jpg) (http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/06/fifa13x360pft2dgloue-610x858.jpg)
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Post by: WeldeMikael on June 28, 2012, 07:02:38 AM
Back to the Total War series  8)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 28, 2012, 10:22:51 AM
I should be playing the new Civ expansion right now. Except that their most recent patch completely screwed me over. So why bother? Game was the worst in the series anyway. Yes, I'm bitter.  :angel:

So I'm playing Skyrim again, waiting a month or so for the Dawnguard expansion to be released on PS3. I also need to get that game Journey soon, I heard it's outstanding.

(http://thatgamecompany.com/wp-content/themes/thatgamecompany/_include/img/journey/journey-game-screenshot-12.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on June 28, 2012, 10:28:38 AM
August 28...Guild Wars 2 :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: OrthoNoob on June 28, 2012, 04:44:14 PM
Was it being video games in nineteenth-century Russia? No, it was not! Is outrage!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 28, 2012, 04:50:51 PM
Was it being video games in nineteenth-century Russia? No, it was not! Is outrage!

Quite right! Fr. Vasily approves only chess. Oh, and Orienteering, but back then they called it "trying not to get lost".   Perhaps an exception can be made for Tetris though...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 28, 2012, 05:10:05 PM
Skyrim. Got Dawnguard two days ago.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 28, 2012, 06:49:14 PM
Skyrim. Got Dawnguard two days ago.

I watched the Now Playing (http://www.gamespot.com/shows/now-playing/?event=now_playing_skyrim_dawnguard20120626&tag=Topslot;NowPlayingSkyrimDawnguard;SkyrimDawnguardLiveStr;WatchItNow) thing where they played it for a few hours... seemed interesting, if not exactly mind-blowingly great. What have you thought of it so far?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 28, 2012, 06:54:57 PM
I like it. :) I hated the vampires before, now I get to do something about it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Volnutt on June 28, 2012, 10:55:49 PM
Do they sparkle?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 28, 2012, 11:01:02 PM
Was it being video games in nineteenth-century Russia? No, it was not! Is outrage!

Quite right! Fr. Vasily approves only chess. Oh, and Orienteering, but back then they called it "trying not to get lost".   Perhaps an exception can be made for Tetris though...
LOL I was just about to bring up the Tetris comment.

And Journey rules.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 29, 2012, 01:44:35 AM
Just recently hit the 200 hour mark in Skryim. Yeah, I have no life.

If it makes you feel any better, since last November I've played over 330 hours in the game, and I should reach 400 hours even before I get the Dawnguard expansion next month  8)

Do they sparkle?

From what I saw they look more like big winged demon type monsters than... well... whatever that guy in twilight is supposed to be.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 01, 2012, 03:26:23 AM
Been playing a lot of Red Dead Redemption.

Also, Robot Unicorn Attack:

http://games.adultswim.com/robot-unicorn-attack-twitchy-online-game.html
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 02, 2012, 11:21:18 AM
Total War: Rome II coming in 2013 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/total-war-rome-ii-coming-in-2013-6385190)

Total War publisher Sega has announced Total War: Rome II for launch next year. The PC game, sequel to the lauded 2004 strategy title Rome: Total War, remains in the hands of The Creative Assembly...
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Post by: primuspilus on July 02, 2012, 11:27:37 AM
Total War: Rome II coming in 2013 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/total-war-rome-ii-coming-in-2013-6385190)

Total War publisher Sega has announced Total War: Rome II for launch next year. The PC game, sequel to the lauded 2004 strategy title Rome: Total War, remains in the hands of The Creative Assembly...
My world just got brighter :)

PP
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Post by: Volnutt on July 08, 2012, 02:12:04 AM
I'd like to take a bit of a straw poll. How many Pokemon fans here wish there was a main series Pokemon game (not a spinoff like Mystery Dungeon) where instead of turn-based combat, you could directly control your Pokemon?

How many want the ability to carry more than six Pokemon at a time?

Finally, how many wish Pokemon could have more than four moves at a time?

Just curious.

The first one would be nice, the second one I hadn't really thought about, but I agree, and the third one: DEFINITELY!

Anyways, I really wish Sega would introduce another awesome system...it's a shame they stopped their console design and production.
Yeah, I know. The Dreamcast had a lot of potential, too bad it got cut down in its prime. Now, if only Sonic Team could continue staying out the liquor cabinet...

Indeed.

I also wish that cartridges would come back.  But that hope is probably way out of the realm of possibility.
On the topic of the Dreamcast, this is an interesting little speculation piece on how it could have changed the industry. http://www.1up.com/features/what-if-dreamcast-won
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: christian7777 on July 08, 2012, 10:47:22 AM
I've been playing Garry's Mod a lot lately.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on July 08, 2012, 11:04:49 AM
Command & Conquer 3 : Tiberium Wars

and Red Alert 3
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on July 08, 2012, 10:45:15 PM
I am getting a figure of a video game character, Yuri Lowell of Tales of Vesperia.

http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=FIG-IPN-1708

One of my favorite video game characters ever.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on July 09, 2012, 08:09:17 AM
Civilization V. Wonderful :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 09, 2012, 08:15:58 PM
Red Dead Redemption, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, and (of course) FIFA 12.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 15, 2012, 05:08:19 PM
Can't wait...

(http://www.psrepublika.com/images/posts/02-07-2012-161709-total_war_rome_2_logo.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: christian7777 on July 15, 2012, 09:37:42 PM
Civilization V. Wonderful :)

PP

I've never played any of the Civilization games, but they look very fun to me. :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on July 15, 2012, 09:40:58 PM
Can't wait...

(http://www.psrepublika.com/images/posts/02-07-2012-161709-total_war_rome_2_logo.jpg)

I hope the load time between campaign and battle screens is better.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: neon_knights on July 15, 2012, 09:42:45 PM
Just bought The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on July 15, 2012, 11:44:26 PM
Shadily obtained the first Crusader Kings. Lacking a manual, much online info, or general familiarity with RTS, I'm pretty confused.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 15, 2012, 11:50:16 PM
Civilization V. Wonderful :)

PP

I've never played any of the Civilization games, but they look very fun to me. :)

IV > I > II > III > V

;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: kevlev on July 15, 2012, 11:57:30 PM
Civilization V. Wonderful :)

PP

I've never played any of the Civilization games, but they look very fun to me. :)

IV > I > II > III > V

;)

IV, alongside Risk, is just the greatest strategy game of all time.
Haven't gotten around to V. How does it miss the mark?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 16, 2012, 12:03:33 AM
Well the last patch screwed it up for me and it's difficult to play now, that didn't help!  :D  One of the things that burned me is they said: "oh all the stuff will be there, we just want to make it more user friendly, so some of the data/options will be 'under the hood'". This just ain't so. They took a lot of stuff out, and I don't mean the changes (most of which I'm ok with). But maybe I'm just a sore... um.. complainer? :)  It's still a good game overall, and certainly worth the price of admission.

And Risk... ahh, my friends and I used to play that (board version) a couple times every week. We always had to make up new rules though to prevent people from repeating the same strategies that gave an unfair advantage. Great game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 16, 2012, 12:06:23 AM
Dragon Warrior/Quest:

III > I > VIII > IV > II > IX

Even though I have played them, I haven't played V-VII enough to know where I'd put them.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 16, 2012, 06:34:08 AM
While I wait for FIFA 13 to come out, I bought NCAA Football 13. Pretty fun, beat LSU 63-3 at Tiger Stadium with Wyoming in Dynasty Mode.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: 88Devin12 on July 16, 2012, 12:48:27 PM
had anyone seen this? it was a couple months ago when I first saw it but thought it was pretty funny.
http://youtu.be/hE9ZBlSSNWw
The BBC apparently Googled UNSC for the logo of the United Nations Security Council. However, they ended up using the United Nations Space Command (from the Halo series) instead.

UNSC (United Nations Space Command):
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120428211712/halo/images/1/15/UNSC-LOGO.jpg

UNSC (United Nations Security Council):
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ysxPhp5w0JQ/T8VjYkbZinI/AAAAAAAATE8/7G5ufaKOku0/s1600/United+Nations+Security+Council.jpg
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on July 16, 2012, 12:52:58 PM
Can't wait...

(http://www.psrepublika.com/images/posts/02-07-2012-161709-total_war_rome_2_logo.jpg)

I hope the load time between campaign and battle screens is better.


Play with the mods. Play Roma Surrectum 2  8)
Best RTW mod ever.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on July 16, 2012, 12:53:51 PM
Im frightened about how much time will be wasted from me playing this game.....RTWII will eat up everything....*sigh*.


PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 25, 2012, 11:10:41 PM
I sold my PS3 yesterday, so I probably won't get to post on this thread much in the near future. Goodbye, sweet thread!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: OrthoNoob on July 26, 2012, 12:23:24 PM
Shadily obtained the first Crusader Kings. Lacking a manual, much online info, or general familiarity with RTS, I'm pretty confused.

Crusader Kings I is very confusing. The interface is not great. But at least you aren't coming into it with preconceived notions from other RTS's. Really, Paradox historical strategy games are nothing like Age of Empires.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on August 13, 2012, 05:10:35 AM
School assignments have had me playing a few games for my economics class (gotta love the Video Game Design major)- last week it was Sid Meier's Pirates, this week it's Age of Empires II.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mabsoota on August 13, 2012, 07:48:48 AM
wow, u are allowed to mention board games here?
i played a lot of 'risk' as a child; my favourite territories were in central asia as they had the best names!
 ;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 13, 2012, 12:21:53 PM
Batman: Arkham City, and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkiachi
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on August 17, 2012, 11:10:15 PM
Really looking forward to Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition... only a month!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheMathematician on August 18, 2012, 01:39:58 AM
I just bought Gods and Kings for Civ V, and it is AMAZING
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesR on August 18, 2012, 02:21:33 AM
I really want to play a GTA videogame but my parents will not let me :-(
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 18, 2012, 02:37:06 AM
I really want to play a GTA videogame but my parents will not let me :-(

There's an alternative coming out for the WiiU... Lego City Undercover ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 18, 2012, 02:46:02 AM
Fallout 3, Sonic Generations, The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, NCAA Football 13, FIFA 12, and Empire Total War
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: neon_knights on August 18, 2012, 06:08:28 AM
Got an awesome mod for Medieval 2 Kingdoms, been hooked on that lately.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 18, 2012, 02:48:00 PM
Got an awesome mod for Medieval 2 Kingdoms, been hooked on that lately.

Stainless Steel?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: neon_knights on August 19, 2012, 03:36:49 AM
Got an awesome mod for Medieval 2 Kingdoms, been hooked on that lately.

Stainless Steel?

You know it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on August 19, 2012, 04:29:01 AM
Just recently finished Kingdom hearts Dream drop distance and I'm dissapointed. They could have made the game a bit more engaging and fixed some of the progression.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on August 19, 2012, 04:29:35 AM
I really want to play a GTA videogame but my parents will not let me :-(
Your not missing out much.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on August 19, 2012, 09:55:10 AM
I really want to play a GTA videogame but my parents will not let me :-(
Your not missing out much.

They're really not that great. Except GTA2, which is awesome. It's some of the best multiplayer fun I've ever had.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on August 20, 2012, 11:15:47 AM
Got an awesome mod for Medieval 2 Kingdoms, been hooked on that lately.

Stainless Steel?

You know it.

Still waiting for 7.0 though.  :(
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 22, 2012, 10:39:44 AM
Can't wait...

I hope the load time between campaign and battle screens is better.


Play with the mods. Play Roma Surrectum 2  8)
Best RTW mod ever.

Excuse me, then you've never played Europa Barbarorum.

Shadily obtained the first Crusader Kings. Lacking a manual, much online info, or general familiarity with RTS, I'm pretty confused.

Ah yes, that was one of the main complaints of CKI. You can only learn it by playing it. Start with something easy, like the duke of Flanders or Toulouse.

I really want to play a GTA videogame but my parents will not let me :-(

I 'shadily obtained' (to use the words of someone else) GTA when I was 11 or 12. Then again, I played worse games before that.

I really want to play a GTA videogame but my parents will not let me :-(
Your not missing out much.

They're really not that great. Except GTA2, which is awesome. It's some of the best multiplayer fun I've ever had.

GTA III was nice.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Iconodule on August 30, 2012, 11:19:24 AM
I really want to play a GTA videogame but my parents will not let me :-(
Your not missing out much.

They're really not that great. Except GTA2, which is awesome. It's some of the best multiplayer fun I've ever had.

I much preferred the top-down view of the first two GTA games.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on September 02, 2012, 08:03:14 PM
Slender.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 17, 2012, 04:08:49 PM
Dragon Age III: Inquisition hitting late 2013 (http://www.gamespot.com/news/dragon-age-iii-inquisition-hitting-late-2013-6396580?tag=Topslot;DragonAgeIiiInquisition;DragonAgeIiiInquisiti)

...Due out in late 2013, Dragon Age III: Inquisition will run on a new engine, with the team at BioWare using DICE's Frostbite 2 as a foundation. This engine will allow the company to build a "more expansive world" with improved visuals, more "reactivity" to player choices, and deeper customization options...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on September 17, 2012, 04:18:45 PM
Slender.
Yeah screw that game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on September 17, 2012, 04:26:11 PM
School assignments have had me playing a few games for my economics class (gotta love the Video Game Design major)- last week it was Sid Meier's Pirates, this week it's Age of Empires II.

Sid Meier's Pirates is one of the best games ever made.  Did you play the original or the new version?  I played the original on the Commodore 64 until the bloody thing melted...which took a couple hours on and off.  Otherwise, the new one is every bit as good as the original, pretty mucht he same thing, actually, except the graphics are better.  (Notice how you could do pretty much all the commands with a keyboard and a joystick?   ;))

Just played an epic game of AOEII last week.  Straight up epic.  I love me some Byzantines!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on September 17, 2012, 04:27:00 PM
Can't wait...

(http://www.psrepublika.com/images/posts/02-07-2012-161709-total_war_rome_2_logo.jpg)

Oh yeah!  Will probably have to blow some serious bank and get a new computer, though.  Mine is only a year old but still pretty old.  Might as well get a desk top this time.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 17, 2012, 04:35:16 PM
School assignments have had me playing a few games for my economics class (gotta love the Video Game Design major)- last week it was Sid Meier's Pirates, this week it's Age of Empires II.

Sid Meier's Pirates is one of the best games ever made.  Did you play the original or the new version?  I played the original on the Commodore 64 until the bloody thing melted...which took a couple hours on and off.  Otherwise, the new one is every bit as good as the original, pretty mucht he same thing, actually, except the graphics are better.  (Notice how you could do pretty much all the commands with a keyboard and a joystick?   ;))

Just played an epic game of AOEII last week.  Straight up epic.  I love me some Byzantines!

I know you weren't addressing me, but I can't pass up a chance to talk about Pirates  ;D  I played Pirates Gold on the Sega Genesis, and then later the newer PC version. Oh, and naturally it was one of the games I got to play an emulated version of on the PC. Back in the day I was also a big fan of Civilization, Colonization, Railroad Tycoon, etc... it's like everything Sid touched turned to gold...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on September 17, 2012, 04:37:50 PM
I've never got around to Pirates!

Recently I've been trying to play old PC games that I never got to either because A) I was too young B) Was never a PC gamer, since I only played on consoles

I just started playing XCOM: UFO Defense, but Pirates! has always been on my radar for sometime now.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Punch on September 17, 2012, 04:43:48 PM
This
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on September 17, 2012, 04:47:52 PM
I've never got around to Pirates!

Recently I've been trying to play old PC games that I never got to either because A) I was too young B) Was never a PC gamer, since I only played on consoles

I just started playing XCOM: UFO Defense, but Pirates! has always been on my radar for sometime now.

Certainly worth it!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 17, 2012, 06:18:34 PM
I forgot to put Sonic the Hedgehog on my list. :o

It should be around 5.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 17, 2012, 06:23:15 PM
Oh. Sonic? So you were one of those kids? *turns head slowlly away in condemnation*

 :P

Only hog I liked was Boss Hog!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on September 17, 2012, 06:28:04 PM
Oh. Sonic? So you were one of those kids? *turns head slowlly away in condemnation*

 :P

Only hog I liked was Boss Hog!

I love Sonic games. I have my Sonic shirt and hat (and a hat and shoes with Shadow on them). I even have a Shadow-themed bedspread. :-X
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 22, 2012, 01:23:38 PM
Why does this (http://www.gamespot.com/features/the-shortcomings-of-the-wii-u-hardware-6400507/) not surprise me?  :-\
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on November 22, 2012, 01:30:54 PM
The other day, I beat "The Testament of Sherlock Holmes." Oh boy, was it a good game! I loved it!  :laugh:

Today I'm playing "The Adventures of Tin Tin." Also, I'm still a big fan of "Carcassonne."

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: A Slice Of Life on November 23, 2012, 01:43:37 PM
Final Fantasy 7

Age of Empires II

Resident Evil series

And

Mortal Kombat.

(http://www.mortalkombatwarehouse.com/mka/ermac/cutout.png)

Ermac, The thinking mans choice.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on November 23, 2012, 01:54:11 PM
Wow, those are some vintage games.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: A Slice Of Life on November 23, 2012, 02:30:55 PM
Wow, those are some vintage games.

Yup, I'm afraid Skyrim, Black ops, Fifa and whatever just don't cut it for me these days.. Sure the graphics are nice but the element of having fun has long since gone from the gaming industry, its sadly turned into one big money hungry monster with an appetite to boot.

I seen people on the internet watching footage of RE6 before it was released, it struck me a bit pointless and sad... that people have gotten to a stage where they'd rather sit and watch someone else play a game before it is released than have the experience themselves.... its another nail in the coffin of the ever voeyeristic social media drenched modern age.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: choy on November 23, 2012, 02:39:14 PM
Just downloaded X-Com from Steam.  I loved the original game when I was in college.  I guess that is the mark that I am old, when my choice of cartoons and video games is something I enjoyed 15-25 years ago  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on November 23, 2012, 11:37:44 PM
I got Dishonored. Expecting it to be good as Bethesda games are of the highest quality.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 23, 2012, 11:44:16 PM
Yup, I'm afraid Skyrim, Black ops, Fifa and whatever just don't cut it for me these days.. Sure the graphics are nice but the element of having fun has long since gone from the gaming industry, its sadly turned into one big money hungry monster with an appetite to boot.

Be careful. This probably all sounds logical to you, but it's a symptom of that most dreaded of diseases: getting old. Pretty soon you'll be complaining about how music these days isn't as meaningful and actors aren't as sophisticated as they were back when you were young. This process will ultimately end with you using slang 40 years out of date and berating kids with stories about how you used to walk to school five miles away through three feet of snow.  :police:
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: macclesfieldfan1990 on November 24, 2012, 12:01:33 AM
I'm afraid Skyrim, Black ops, Fifa and whatever just don't cut it for me these days.. Sure the graphics are nice but the element of having fun has long since gone from the gaming industry, its sadly turned into one big money hungry monster with an appetite to boot.

I'm sorry. I think your taste for gaming is very sub-par.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: A Slice Of Life on November 24, 2012, 07:03:49 AM
Yup, I'm afraid Skyrim, Black ops, Fifa and whatever just don't cut it for me these days.. Sure the graphics are nice but the element of having fun has long since gone from the gaming industry, its sadly turned into one big money hungry monster with an appetite to boot.

Be careful. This probably all sounds logical to you, but it's a symptom of that most dreaded of diseases: getting old. Pretty soon you'll be complaining about how music these days isn't as meaningful and actors aren't as sophisticated as they were back when you were young. This process will ultimately end with you using slang 40 years out of date and berating kids with stories about how you used to walk to school five miles away through three feet of snow.  :police:

Asteriktos,

I do not doubt your wisdom for a minute, as i must admit I've been feeling this way since the turn of the millennium...Games, Music, Films you name it, its all lost a certain shine about it.

I think it was the young woman Amy MacDonald who saved me from Musical oblivion but everything else is just a remix of something before. The countless horrors and films from the 80's and 90's that have been remade shows a distinct lack of imagination. Skinny jeans, lady Gaga, reality tv and social media '' PASS ''

So i think we can safely say i have the getting old disease. Not to worry though life has a natural forward momentum about it, so bring it on.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on November 25, 2012, 02:40:36 PM
Anyone been playing Hitman Absolution? Its pretty nice.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on November 25, 2012, 02:42:28 PM
I got Dishonored. Expecting it to be good as Bethesda games are of the highest quality.

Well I haven't been able to play it much because my brother and mom have been using the TV 24/7 recently (literally - I came downstairs last night and they were sleeping in front of it) and they physically attack me if I try to use it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Ioannis Climacus on November 25, 2012, 05:28:36 PM
Anyone been playing Hitman Absolution? Its pretty nice.
I am near the end of the game and it has been a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, its a good enough game on its own, but it is nothing like Hitman is supposed to be. I loved the openness of Blood Money and Contracts. You were given several targets/tasks and were free to complete them in any order you so choose (and disguises were actually useful). Absolution made the game into some linear, Splinter Cell clone where 90% of the objectives involved finding an exit or evading the police. Way too much stealth involved (earlier Hitman games were more about blending in with the environment/NPCs, not climbing through air ducts).

"Hello 47, your target is a large wooden door with a metal handle".

If you have never played Blood Money, check it out. The developers rectified the problems of the earlier games and made a masterpiece. Don't know what they were thinking with this most recent installment.

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on November 25, 2012, 05:56:04 PM
I didn't like Halo 4's story at all.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: OrthoNoob on November 25, 2012, 07:03:13 PM
Crusader Kings II. Runs slow on my machine (although everything does atm; I think I need to do some maintenance), but still an absolute blast. Don't play Spanish, though, unless you like to name your own children or want to play 400 straight years of various Kings Alfonso.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on November 26, 2012, 02:08:26 PM
Anyone been playing Hitman Absolution? Its pretty nice.
I am near the end of the game and it has been a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, its a good enough game on its own, but it is nothing like Hitman is supposed to be. I loved the openness of Blood Money and Contracts. You were given several targets/tasks and were free to complete them in any order you so choose (and disguises were actually useful). Absolution made the game into some linear, Splinter Cell clone where 90% of the objectives involved finding an exit or evading the police. Way too much stealth involved (earlier Hitman games were more about blending in with the environment/NPCs, not climbing through air ducts).

"Hello 47, your target is a large wooden door with a metal handle".

If you have never played Blood Money, check it out. The developers rectified the problems of the earlier games and made a masterpiece. Don't know what they were thinking with this most recent installment.

I always liked Hitman 2: Silent Assasin.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: SamB on November 26, 2012, 05:24:47 PM
The Walking Dead.  Finished the last episode of the season.  Horrible QA/customer service during the episode releases, awful coding, but a solid and emotionally wrenching story and voice acting.  Has anyone taken it through to the end?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: choy on November 26, 2012, 07:00:43 PM
I am so hooked on XCom: Enemy Unknown.  It is very faithful to the original, although there are certain elements from the original I miss.  I wish they just did a straight port of the original.  Although in today's world of gamers with instant gratification (why else would things that can be unlocked by completing things in a game be profitable as a "pay-to-unlock" feature?), I can understand why they streamlined the game and removed a lot of the micro-management aspects of the game.  Although I wish they still kept the original way of building a base (ie, you can build many bases around the world) including building defenses for your base and have aliens actually attack your base.

The new game is great, but still pales in comparisson to the original which was trully a deep game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on November 26, 2012, 07:06:23 PM
There is a game for X Box that's based on the show "NCIS." I got it two days ago, and so far I've earned about 20 achievements. It's not the toughest game I've ever played. I like mysteries, though.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: macclesfieldfan1990 on November 26, 2012, 07:07:55 PM
The Legend of Spyro, Dragon's Dogma, Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge, FIFA 13, and NCAA Football 13.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on November 26, 2012, 07:41:01 PM
Cyrillic where do you find all the time?

I would usually laugh at people in this thread but you are younger, writing 93k word treatises on Byzantium, arguing in the Hague, arm wrestling women, partying it up, and speaking Dutch all at the same time.

Could you explain to me something about time management, especially if you feel every moment is a soul crushing burden?

Thanks.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on November 26, 2012, 08:16:28 PM
Cyrillic where do you find all the time?

I would usually laugh at people in this thread but you are younger, writing 93k word treatises on Byzantium, arguing in the Hague, arm wrestling women, partying it up, and speaking Dutch all at the same time.

Could you explain to me something about time management, especially if you feel every moment is a soul crushing burden?

Thanks.

Haven't you seen how thin he (and all Dutchmen0 is (are)?  Quite obviously he bends the space time continuum around him to match his will.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on November 26, 2012, 09:52:56 PM
I'd be more interested if he had a girlfriend too and how he manages his time.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Ioannis Climacus on November 27, 2012, 01:34:17 AM
In a little more than 24 hours I will be playing Baldur's Gate : Enhanced Edition. Why in the world did they have to release an overhaul of the greatest game of all time so close to finals? This does not bode well.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 27, 2012, 01:41:29 AM
I would usually laugh at people in this thread

You aren't too busy playing trivia in lesbian bars? 8)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on November 27, 2012, 03:09:27 AM
Why in the world did they have to release an overhaul of the greatest game of all time so close to finals? This does not bode well.

+1

This game needs nothing.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 27, 2012, 05:17:50 AM
What should a company do after years of work, oodles of cash spent, months of build up, and finally releasing a new console? Possibly (http://www.gamespot.com/news/wii-mini-hitting-december-7-6400570) redesign and rerelease their old console a month later. Wha...?  ??? Please let this be fake...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on November 27, 2012, 07:58:38 AM
What should a company do after years of work, oodles of cash spent, months of build up, and finally releasing a new console? Possibly (http://www.gamespot.com/news/wii-mini-hitting-december-7-6400570) redesign and rerelease their old console a month later.

And how iCrap is introduced?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 28, 2012, 12:41:19 AM
Apparently the Wii redesign is legit, but it may be limited (http://www.gamespot.com/news/wii-mini-lacks-wi-fi-gamecube-support-6400631).

In other news, Microsoft sold 750,000 of the Xbox360 last week. Nintendo sold 400,000 of the WiiU.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: SamB on November 28, 2012, 05:16:56 AM
By the way, if anyone has finished the Walking Dead (or if any of you do not plan on playing it and so would not mind extreme spoilers), I've made a video of the final emotionally wrenching scene with my own background musical rendition: nai music concluded with Byzantine chant.  (Yeah, I'm something of a softie.  Don't blame an Arab.)  The heightened emotional tone likely wouldn't make much sense and seem over the top if you've not played through the entire game as it works its way through and invests emotions in the growing parental relationship between the protagonist and the girl who becomes his ward, both of whom have been professionally and superbly voice-acted throughout.  If you have played it through and know what I'm talking about, then I hope it does some justice to the scene without tipping the scales much over to the side of melodrama (1:42 to 1:52 was unavoidable; apologies there).  I think I was lucky in that much musical phrasing in the recording seems to follow well with the lines of alternating dialogue.  A rating or comment would be appreciated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR_oIKuZqpg
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 28, 2012, 05:51:59 AM
I have a question about that game, if you happen to know. There is a Walking Dead game set to be released at the end of December... do you know if that is just a collection of the 5 parts that were downloadable, or if it's an entirely new/different game?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: SamB on November 28, 2012, 06:06:11 AM
There is a second season being made, but that's not until next year.  The only thing before then I can imagine being done is Telltale preparing a CD containing all the episodes for PC players like myself, (it makes sense as that would make it a Christmas holiday release), badly needed by the way since with TWD and for the first time, they've stopped making available to us as individual downloads separate install files for each episode to keep on our computers. (We were forced to use their awfully bugged, badly coded, save-game demolishing download system--the inverse relationship between the quality of the game's content and that of its coding vis a vis savegames, facilitation of downloads and installations, and choice continuation--add to that customer service, communication, and QA--was phenomenal.)

But perhaps you've heard something I've not?  Where did you get the information?

By the way, have you played it yet, Asterikos?  I'd recommend the PC if not, simply because you have the ability to back up your save games in case anything happens.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 28, 2012, 06:29:15 AM
I've not played it yet, but I plan on getting it. I'll make sure my PC can handle it and go from there  8)  Regarding the game I was speaking of, apparently it's perhaps slated for 2013, but here's the gamespot page (http://www.gamespot.com/the-walking-dead-survival-instincts/) for it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: SamB on November 28, 2012, 07:27:46 AM
Ah.  No, that's an FPS game.  Telltale's is entirely different: story-driven drama relying mostly on dialogue choices, but they too are planning a 2013 release for the second season of their game.

I guess you'll have to save that video link for watching once you've finished the entire thing, then.  My advice for trouble-free gameplay: download all the episodes before playing anything (so that the patches are all applied and the risk for savegame quirks are minimised), then after a playthrough of each episode, back up your save games along with the very critical prefs.prof file.  Best of luck.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on December 06, 2012, 02:50:55 PM
Finished BG and BG II, now ID but it's boring in comparison to them (especially BG I which seems to be most nuanced game I've ever played).

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on December 06, 2012, 03:14:50 PM
Baulders gate and Icewind dale?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 06, 2012, 03:17:11 PM
Ah.  No, that's an FPS game.  Telltale's is entirely different: story-driven drama relying mostly on dialogue choices, but they too are planning a 2013 release for the second season of their game.

I guess you'll have to save that video link for watching once you've finished the entire thing, then.  My advice for trouble-free gameplay: download all the episodes before playing anything (so that the patches are all applied and the risk for savegame quirks are minimised), then after a playthrough of each episode, back up your save games along with the very critical prefs.prof file.  Best of luck.

My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on December 06, 2012, 03:28:11 PM
Finished BG and BG II, now ID but it's boring in comparison to them (especially BG I which seems to be most nuanced game I've ever played).

By ID do you mean Icewind Dale? If so, then I agree. While I enjoy a good hack-and-slash it just can't compete with the BG series.

If you haven't already, give Planescape: Torment a try next if you want something more like BG.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on December 06, 2012, 03:44:33 PM
The Second icewind dale is much better than the first, reccomend it over the first any day.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on December 06, 2012, 04:00:56 PM
If you haven't already, give Planescape: Torment a try next if you want something more like BG.

It's on the list after ID II.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Dan the Man on December 06, 2012, 04:18:46 PM
I just reinstalled Age of Empires after not having played for a couple years, so I expect to be fully engrossed by that for some time.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on December 06, 2012, 11:44:00 PM
The Second icewind dale is much better than the first, reccomend it over the first any day.
I never could play IWD II all the way through, and I just can't stomach that opening town one more time...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on December 06, 2012, 11:45:37 PM
It's on the list after ID II.

Divine Divinity should also be included somewhere on that list.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 08, 2012, 01:10:47 AM
Nintendo blocking 18+ Wii U content in Europe until 11 p.m. (http://www.gamespot.com/news/nintendo-blocking-18-wii-u-content-in-europe-until-11-pm-report-6401246)

Nintendo of Europe is blocking Wii U content in the region that is rated PEGI 18+ between the hours of 3 a.m. and 11 p.m., according to a Eurogamer report. Under these stipulations, the four-hour window of 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. is the only time users can purchase games like ZombiU or Assassin's Creed III or even view trailers for such games...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Ioannis Climacus on December 08, 2012, 01:18:46 AM
The Second icewind dale is much better than the first, reccomend it over the first any day.
I never could play IWD II all the way through, and I just can't stomach that opening town one more time...
Google "Targos be gone"

You're welcome (in case you ever give it another try).
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: macclesfieldfan1990 on December 08, 2012, 05:22:06 AM
I have Kentucky 6-0 (4-0 SEC; 4-0 East), that is despite adding Virginia Tech and Florida State to the SEC (moved Missouri to the West and added FSU and VT to the obvious East with U of K). Beaten 4 ranked teams (all in top 15) in a row. Freshman Quarterback's accuracy is a little low, so I'm throwing a lot of interceptions, but luckily my freshman running back is a star (as well as my freshman receivers). Also, my young defense is lead by my star freshman, and Heisman candidate middle linebacker. Even if I finish this miracle run to the SEC championship, I am pretty sure an amazing LSU team (they are 6-0 (5-0 SEC; 4-0 West) and killing everyone) is going to stomp me...but I'll settle for a Sugar Bowl this year (LSU is going to get the Nat'l Champ. spot, I'm sure). Next year I am aiming for undefeated or bust, and a USC-esque dynasty. It will be tough though, with a 16 team death trap of an SEC (atleast 'Bamas run of FOUR straight SEC titles (THREE out of FOUR of those with National Titles)) looks as if it is coming to an end, praise Allah, they are 3-3 (1-3 SEC; 0-3 West).

Gosh, these video games make me miss my high school football years. Granted, the only schools I ever got offered scholarships to are too small for this game. :laugh:
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: macclesfieldfan1990 on December 08, 2012, 05:06:49 PM
I have Kentucky 6-0 (4-0 SEC; 4-0 East), that is despite adding Virginia Tech and Florida State to the SEC (moved Missouri to the West and added FSU and VT to the obvious East with U of K). Beaten 4 ranked teams (all in top 15) in a row. Freshman Quarterback's accuracy is a little low, so I'm throwing a lot of interceptions, but luckily my freshman running back is a star (as well as my freshman receivers). Also, my young defense is lead by my star freshman, and Heisman candidate middle linebacker. Even if I finish this miracle run to the SEC championship, I am pretty sure an amazing LSU team (they are 6-0 (5-0 SEC; 4-0 West) and killing everyone) is going to stomp me...but I'll settle for a Sugar Bowl this year (LSU is going to get the Nat'l Champ. spot, I'm sure). Next year I am aiming for undefeated or bust, and a USC-esque dynasty. It will be tough though, with a 16 team death trap of an SEC (atleast 'Bamas run of FOUR straight SEC titles (THREE out of FOUR of those with National Titles)) looks as if it is coming to an end, praise Allah, they are 3-3 (1-3 SEC; 0-3 West).

Gosh, these video games make me miss my high school football years. Granted, the only schools I ever got offered scholarships to are too small for this game. :laugh:

^ NCAA Football 13 BTW :laugh:
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: SamB on December 09, 2012, 04:52:29 AM
Ah.  No, that's an FPS game.  Telltale's is entirely different: story-driven drama relying mostly on dialogue choices, but they too are planning a 2013 release for the second season of their game.

I guess you'll have to save that video link for watching once you've finished the entire thing, then.  My advice for trouble-free gameplay: download all the episodes before playing anything (so that the patches are all applied and the risk for savegame quirks are minimised), then after a playthrough of each episode, back up your save games along with the very critical prefs.prof file.  Best of luck.

My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank you!

Finished the thing already? :-)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: SamB on December 09, 2012, 05:19:03 AM
Well, at the risk of bastardising it with a context pertaining to contemporary entertainment, somebody suggested this song for a trailer when Telltale's second season of The Walking Dead game arrives. Yes, please.  Damn, yes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmEhO1OiEkY

By the way, again, for those who've already played through the first season, or do not plan to and might find this interesting, give this little work of mine a look.  My ratings and stats could use an improvement.  Probably the best (likely only) use of the Τη Υπερμάχω Στρατηγώ for the rescoring of a video game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR_oIKuZqpg
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on December 09, 2012, 06:22:11 AM
I just reinstalled Age of Empires after not having played for a couple years, so I expect to be fully engrossed by that for some time.


Have a look at this : http://www.forgottenempires.net/
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Dan the Man on December 10, 2012, 10:14:33 AM
I just reinstalled Age of Empires after not having played for a couple years, so I expect to be fully engrossed by that for some time.


Have a look at this : http://www.forgottenempires.net/
Yes sir, that would be precisely why I reinstalled. ;D I've been watching Forgotten Empires develop since last Summer, I'm really excited to see it finally ready for release.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on January 01, 2013, 06:06:58 PM
The Second icewind dale is much better than the first, reccomend it over the first any day.

I've just finished the first and started the second. The plot seems indeed to be better however I find the D&D 3.0 system quite weird.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 01, 2013, 06:15:28 PM
Still playing Civ IV. I'm playing it right now, in fact. Well, not literally right now, as I'm typing right now. But after I hit the post button I will alt-tab my way back to the game. Then I'll be playing it...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on January 01, 2013, 06:20:06 PM
Still playing Civ IV. I'm playing it right now, in fact. Well, not literally right now, as I'm typing right now. But after I hit the post button I will alt-tab my way back to the game. Then I'll be playing it...

I installed Civ IV only hours ago. What a coincidence.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 01, 2013, 06:27:23 PM
Still my favorite of the Civ games*, and I've been playing them since Civ I back in the early 90s

*I would even include Alpha Centauri and Colonization in this grouping
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on January 01, 2013, 06:28:50 PM
Civ V is absolutely horrible, but CivIII was brilliant. I've played CivIV the most, though. I really like it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesR on January 01, 2013, 06:39:26 PM
I started playing Halo 4. Does anyone here have Xbox LIVE? Send me a friend request--my gamertag is JRichards1996
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on January 01, 2013, 06:42:45 PM
I got Madden 2013 and Dishonored for Christmas and a Pokemon Emerald ROM for my phone. Good stuff.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheMathematician on January 01, 2013, 06:46:43 PM
Rugby World Cup 2011

Still wish that the gaming companies could just have made one game, and have almost all the teams fully licensed, and with many more fun things(*cough* Tri Nations/Rugby Championship, Super Rugby, etc)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 01, 2013, 06:56:09 PM
Rugby World Cup 2011

Still wish that the gaming companies could just have made one game, and have almost all the teams fully licensed, and with many more fun things(*cough* Tri Nations/Rugby Championship, Super Rugby, etc)

Maybe we will see that before too long. :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on January 01, 2013, 07:51:15 PM
To everyone that talked about Crusader Kings... !#$^@%. I'm overcoming last week's addiction.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 01, 2013, 08:04:29 PM
To everyone that talked about Crusader Kings... !#$^@%. I'm overcoming last week's addiction.

Don't say I told you this. ;)

http://www.cheatcc.com/pc/crusaderkings2cheatscodes.html#.UON5kr-9LTp
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 03, 2013, 07:26:37 PM
"Steam is having a DAILY DEAL on the entire Civilization Franchise. All Civilization games are 75% OFF! Get it while it lasts!"

http://store.steampowered.com/sale/wintersale2012_civilization (http://store.steampowered.com/sale/wintersale2012_civilization)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Aindriú on January 03, 2013, 07:31:12 PM
"Steam is having a DAILY DEAL on the entire Civilization Franchise. All Civilization games are 75% OFF! Get it while it lasts!"

http://store.steampowered.com/sale/wintersale2012_civilization (http://store.steampowered.com/sale/wintersale2012_civilization)

I really wanted to make a "your mom is 75% off" joke, but then I stopped myself. I'm trying to practice self-control.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 03, 2013, 07:34:33 PM
Dude.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Arachne on January 03, 2013, 07:48:50 PM
4 Elements. And a zillion mahjong variations.

Chuzzle in zen mode is the zone.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: SamB on January 12, 2013, 04:58:54 PM
Well, at the risk of bastardising it with a context pertaining to contemporary entertainment, somebody suggested this song for a trailer when Telltale's second season of The Walking Dead game arrives. Yes, please.  Damn, yes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmEhO1OiEkY

By the way, again, for those who've already played through the first season, or do not plan to and might find this interesting, give this little work of mine a look.  My ratings and stats could use an improvement.  Probably the best (likely only) use of the Τη Υπερμάχω Στρατηγώ for the rescoring of a video game.

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

Just adding a new link to replace the one I had provided here before.  The first video was much too loud with the music, so I uploaded a reworked and balanced version vis a vis voice and music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66qQzpe6nkY
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 12, 2013, 08:42:33 PM
Finally got the hang of things in Crusader Kings II. In today's game, my character got murdered. The guy who paid for it became king. Now I'm doing better than ever.   ???
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on January 12, 2013, 08:51:27 PM
I switched to Homeworld, a classic I rediscovered.

Amazing game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on January 13, 2013, 06:52:03 AM
Finally got the hang of things in Crusader Kings II. In today's game, my character got murdered. The guy who paid for it became king.

I love it when that happens.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: SamB on January 24, 2013, 03:31:37 AM
Well, at the risk of bastardising it with a context pertaining to contemporary entertainment, somebody suggested this song for a trailer when Telltale's second season of The Walking Dead game arrives. Yes, please.  Damn, yes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmEhO1OiEkY

By the way, again, for those who've already played through the first season, or do not plan to and might find this interesting, give this little work of mine a look.  My ratings and stats could use an improvement.  Probably the best (likely only) use of the Τη Υπερμάχω Στρατηγώ for the rescoring of a video game.

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

Just adding a new link to replace the one I had provided here before.  The first video was much too loud with the music, so I uploaded a reworked and balanced version vis a vis voice and music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66qQzpe6nkY

Have just finished 2 new themes, the first with violins backed by full oriental instrumental ensemble (the best, I think, of all the renditions put up), the second with an abrasively raw nai and some earlier portions of the final scene included. There are some alternative versions of each with different closing music or voice/music synchronisation. The links to those are in the video descriptions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA9n4xfuAFw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3RxyK8N-AM
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Andrew Crook on January 24, 2013, 05:19:32 AM
been playing Assassin's Creed III on my new Wii-U.  Haven't had a lot of time to play it, but the little bit I have done is pretty awesome.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on January 24, 2013, 11:50:27 PM
The Second icewind dale is much better than the first, reccomend it over the first any day.
I never could play IWD II all the way through, and I just can't stomach that opening town one more time...
Google "Targos be gone"

You're welcome (in case you ever give it another try).

I may have to give it a try if I can ever get around to playing through BG:EE first...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: pmpn8rGPT on January 24, 2013, 11:53:07 PM
been playing Assassin's Creed III on my new Wii-U.  Haven't had a lot of time to play it, but the little bit I have done is pretty awesome.
[spoiler]
after seeing the ending, I can no longer play any AC games and I have lost all love for the franchise
[/spoiler]
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: pmpn8rGPT on January 24, 2013, 11:55:39 PM
I know I'm a little late on this, I had no idea this thread existed

do you guys believe the Fallout 4 rumors???

I hope Three Dog is right...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Ioannis Climacus on January 25, 2013, 01:36:51 AM
The Second icewind dale is much better than the first, reccomend it over the first any day.
I never could play IWD II all the way through, and I just can't stomach that opening town one more time...
Google "Targos be gone"

You're welcome (in case you ever give it another try).

I may have to give it a try if I can ever get around to playing through BG:EE first...
BGEE is one of those games I had wished I had waited a month or two to play. The initial release was great, but the bugs were annoying to say the least (I believe they have been resolved as of now). Still, I will probably wait until several of my favorite mods become compatible before giving it another go. I don't know if you are the modding type, but the NPC Project and Unfinished Business will only add to your enjoyment of an otherwise masterpiece.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Ansgar on February 23, 2013, 05:50:53 PM
Journey is beautiful.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mF8KkDiIdk
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on February 23, 2013, 08:07:35 PM
Autobahn Polizei, Sleeping Dogs, and the favorite Skyrim.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on February 23, 2013, 08:13:05 PM
I switched to Homeworld, a classic I rediscovered.

Amazing game.

Wow.  That's a blast from the past!

I've been playing Empire: Total War bringing colonial goodness to the Americas and India!

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 23, 2013, 08:58:38 PM
Hearts
Solitaire
Freecell
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on February 23, 2013, 10:03:33 PM
Just played video darts in a Kinect Party game, and got a bulls-eye, for a 50-pt. achievement! Yay!  :D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 08, 2013, 11:05:06 PM
I recently re-bought Dragon Age: Origins and have been playing that on and off. I'm also about to start me up a game of Civ IV here tonight.  I heard they're making a new version of Age of Empires 2 with improved graphics, but I also heard that it's like $20, so I'll pass on that. Also glad I passed on the new Simcity, apparently it's as buggy as ell.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on March 08, 2013, 11:09:36 PM
Soul Calibur on the Dreamcast.

THE LEGEND WILL NEVER DIE.

And I'm gonna fire up Timesplitters Future Perfect tonight.

Tomorrow PlanetSide 2, TF2 and CSGO
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on March 09, 2013, 05:37:08 PM
I found Red Dead Redemption for 16 bucks at Vacs and Videos. Never played a Rockstar game before, but I look forward to firing this one up.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on March 09, 2013, 05:42:08 PM
I found Red Dead Redemption for 16 bucks at Vacs and Videos. Never played a Rockstar game before, but I look forward to firing this one up.
Its better than GTAIV. Did you get the GOTY edition?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on March 09, 2013, 06:02:07 PM
I don't believe so. It has a store-made used game cover, and the disc doesn't suggest it's special. Am I missing a lot?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on March 10, 2013, 01:06:16 AM
RDR has a lot of cool stuff but overall its pretty mediocre.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Dan the Man on March 10, 2013, 12:10:49 PM
I don't believe so. It has a store-made used game cover, and the disc doesn't suggest it's special. Am I missing a lot?
Not really. GOTY edition has some cool extras like the Undead Nightmare storyline and a few new weapons, but it's still a great game without it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on March 10, 2013, 02:18:29 PM
Just got Bioshock 1 and 2 in the fancy box that comes with all the DLC plus collectors' stickers.

Yeah!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: walter1234 on March 17, 2013, 02:15:22 PM
I am playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I mainly use conjure spell .I have reduced my spending of magicka to zero for the conjuration through enchanting.  I can conjure demora lord and storm atronach (Storm atronach is very usful for killing the dragons). I can conjure two creatures to help me at a time. The game is not difficult at this stage.


Conjuration + Enchanting+speechcraft = Invincible
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on March 17, 2013, 02:33:21 PM
I am playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I mainly use conjure spell .I have reduced my spending of magicka to zero for the conjuration through enchanting.  I can conjure demora lord and storm atronach (Storm atronach is very usful for killing the dragons). I can conjure two creatures to help me at a time. The game is not difficult at this stage.


Conjuration + Enchanting+speechcraft = Invincible

Good to see! I'm glad you like the game.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: walter1234 on March 19, 2013, 05:18:17 AM
I am playing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I mainly use conjure spell .I have reduced my spending of magicka to zero for the conjuration through enchanting.  I can conjure demora lord and storm atronach (Storm atronach is very usful for killing the dragons). I can conjure two creatures to help me at a time. The game is not difficult at this stage.


Conjuration + Enchanting+speechcraft = Invincible

Good to see! I'm glad you like the game.  :)

Is there any player of Skyrim succesfully reviving a merchant who can keep the function of trading?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on March 19, 2013, 10:47:23 AM
Never played as a merchant. I'm always a full-time archer.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on March 19, 2013, 11:23:40 AM
DOwnloaded a Saturn emulator...been playing old school Dragon Force......and New Vegas Ultimate on the PC.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: walter1234 on March 19, 2013, 02:37:53 PM
Never played as a merchant. I'm always a full-time archer.

How about Enchanting,Alchemy,Smithing?

Among Enchanting,Alchemy,Smithing, we should good at at least one of them. Otherwise, it is difficult to earn a large amount of money within a short period of time.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on March 19, 2013, 02:39:38 PM
I always do smithing and make an endless amount of daggers to level smithing fast. It works and it earns big money.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Ioannis Climacus on March 19, 2013, 02:53:24 PM
I always do smithing and make an endless amount of daggers to level smithing fast. It works and it earns big money.
I did the same thing, but with leather bracers (it's a little faster because the materials are easier to obtain). Remember to buy every petty soul gem you come across and put some lame enchantment on the item. That gets your Enchanting up to 100 in about the same time.

Of course the king of money making (at least for me) lies in alchemy.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: walter1234 on March 20, 2013, 05:32:47 AM
I always do smithing and make an endless amount of daggers to level smithing fast. It works and it earns big money.
I did the same thing, but with leather bracers (it's a little faster because the materials are easier to obtain). Remember to buy every petty soul gem you come across and put some lame enchantment on the item. That gets your Enchanting up to 100 in about the same time.

Of course the king of money making (at least for me) lies in alchemy.
I am a magician.Enchanting is very important to a magician. Magician can reduce the magicka cost to 0 through enchanting.

Thus, Most of my money lies on enchanting, just buy weapons and Petty or lesser Soul Gem from the shop.Then, enchanting them with banish and absorb health.Finally, sell them to Lucan Valerius or other merchants ( If we make investment on the bussiness of Lucan Valerius, we can sell the products which are value for $10000 gold to him at a time. )

I seldom do smithing and alchemy.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on March 20, 2013, 07:08:04 AM
I've never been a mage. Lack of mana annoys me.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: walter1234 on March 20, 2013, 01:45:14 PM
I've never been a mage. Lack of mana annoys me.

I never lack of mana after I learn how to reduce the cost of mana to 0 by enchanting. If you want to act as the mana in the future.,You should learn it and so lack of mana will not annoy you .
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on March 20, 2013, 01:48:07 PM
Playing Vampire : The Masquerade : Redemption. Awesome.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: walter1234 on March 21, 2013, 02:45:40 PM
I think the biggest problem of skyrim is that most NPC will not be reflesed after they are killed by the player, dragons,monsters, etc.IF too many NPC is died, many missions will not be able to accomplished. If the merchants was died, we cannot purchase the products.

It would be better if Skyrim can reflesh the NPC after one is died, like SIM.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on March 21, 2013, 03:04:33 PM
True. In the predecessor of Skyrim I depopulated an entire city (except for the immortal NPCs). It made many quests unplayable.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: walter1234 on March 21, 2013, 03:09:46 PM
True. In the predecessor of Skyrim I depopulated an entire city (except for the immortal NPCs). It made many quests unplayable.

Even I do not kill the merchants and the NPC who would give us the missions, the dragons or other monsters would still do so!!  Sad! :( :-\

And they will not be refleshed after they are died   >:(  
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 22, 2013, 06:41:06 PM
Who's up for some old school Ducktales on current-gen machines?

Woo-ooh (http://www.gamespot.com/events/pax-east-2013/video.html?sid=6405795)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: NightOwl on April 01, 2013, 09:21:32 PM
Europa Universalis: The Musical

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3H67FQX5ZLE

“This is something the entire development studio has wanted to do for years, and now we are proud to say that our empire-building series Europa Universalis is coming alive in the way it was truly meant to be,” said Johan Andersson, Studio Manager at Paradox Development Studio.

“When history is your backdrop, it evokes strong feelings and a lot of drama. When internationally renowned music producer Matthias Olsson reached out and described his vision for a musical, I truly felt that this was what the series had been missing. Europa Universalis has tension, alliances, betrayals, and a dream of conquering the world that is the perfect setting for a musical.”
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: 88Devin12 on April 02, 2013, 01:53:04 AM
Switched over to console gaming, now playing Fifa '13, Halo 4 & Trials Evolution.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 05, 2013, 01:10:44 PM
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmg9idcDu11qzrlhgo1_r1_400.gif)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on April 05, 2013, 01:12:35 PM
(http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmg9idcDu11qzrlhgo1_r1_400.gif)
Hahahaha

What's the context of this image, did Microsoft announce 3D glasses for their next console?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 05, 2013, 01:16:24 PM
Naw, nothing to do with glasses, just thought it was funny... I saw it on a thread involving the claim that Microsoft will require an always-online connection for their next console.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on April 05, 2013, 01:17:26 PM
Naw, nothing to do with glasses, just thought it was funny... I saw it on a thread involving the claim that Microsoft will require an always-online connection for their next console.
Did you see this tweet?

"Sorry, I don't get the drama around having an 'always on'console," Orth tweeted early Friday morning. "Every device now is ‘always on’. That's the world we live in. #dealwithit"- Adam Orth Creative Director at Microsoft

Microsoft executive to 'always-online' Xbox critics: 'Deal with it'
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/ingame/microsoft-executive-always-online-xbox-critics-deal-it-1B9231940

Yeah I am sure that eye poke hurts even more now for their PR dept.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 05, 2013, 05:23:01 PM
Yeah, I saw a gamespot report on it. The story blew up in 3 seconds  :D

(http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q768/GotR1GHT/aaaaaaaaaddd_zps629c3169.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 05, 2013, 07:21:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/gnQvGQB.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: DuxI on April 06, 2013, 04:18:08 PM
Crusader Kings II.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on April 06, 2013, 05:58:08 PM
Crusader Kings II.  :)

Me too.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Dan the Man on April 11, 2013, 07:58:26 PM
Switching back and forth now between CKII and Mount&Blade (The Last Days mod, specifically - fantastic mod for Tolkien fans, even if it is from the older version of M&B). I guess it's fair to say I'm on a bit of a Paradox binge at the moment. :P
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesR on April 12, 2013, 01:19:48 AM
Other than the occassional game of Texas Hold'Em on facebook, nothing really, surprisingly. I'm probably going to sell my Xbox 360 very soon--while I could still get something out of it. It is one of the green Halo 3 special models that came out for a limited time back in 2007 with Halo 3's release. I imagine I could fetch in a bit more due to that fact if I find some hardcore Halo fan. And, it has only had the RROD once before, and I got it fixed immediately.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Arachne on April 12, 2013, 10:00:44 AM
Our XBox (waaaay older than 360) sees much more use as a DVD player than as a gaming console.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: sheenj on April 12, 2013, 10:04:30 AM
Right now I'm playing Trials Evolution and Worms: Armageddon.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ilyazhito on April 12, 2013, 11:09:48 AM
Anyone playing NHL games or other sports games? BTW Madden is very interesting, especially the superstar mode in older games.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheMathematician on April 13, 2013, 03:22:55 PM
Anyone playing NHL games or other sports games? BTW Madden is very interesting, especially the superstar mode in older games.
Haven't invested in the new NHL or this year yet, and probably won't. Same with the show, but, ill end up doing it later this year.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on April 15, 2013, 11:03:44 AM
League of Legends.
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Post by: FormerReformer on April 20, 2013, 09:08:59 PM
So, I'm a few years behind the curve, but I finally got around to beating the original Bioshock while procrastinating on my schoolwork yesterday.
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Post by: Cyrillic on April 22, 2013, 08:09:43 AM
Victoria II. Pursuing the Megali Idea as Greece.
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Post by: Gunnarr on May 07, 2013, 02:07:53 AM
Victoria II. Pursuing the Megali Idea as Greece.

oh hey, me too... the new crisis mechanic is very helpful... sadly Russia keeps allying with the Ottomans making me want to destroy the computer. I just edited the files so they start at -75 relations with ottomans. they tend to follow more historical paths now. Don't forget to form byzantium after you take the megali idea... and retake constantinople! ;)

Anyway, I wonder if many play Europa Universalis III on this forum. But I post on paradox forums quite a lot. Anyway, I made a rage comicfor a Europa Universalis III game I played and seeing is is mostly about religion I will post it here as well and hope it is enjoyable...

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/168/ragecomicmt.png)
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Post by: WeldeMikael on May 07, 2013, 03:16:48 AM
Excellent  :D
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Post by: Cyrillic on May 07, 2013, 03:18:19 AM
LOL.

It's good to see more Paradox fanatics here. In EUIII I usually play Byzantium myself.
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Post by: mike on May 07, 2013, 07:20:26 AM
PokeMMO.
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Post by: primuspilus on May 09, 2013, 10:01:47 AM
Neverwinter...darn good too.
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Post by: William on May 16, 2013, 02:20:41 PM
Thinking about getting into the Witcher 2. Anybody have any experience with it?
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Post by: FormerReformer on May 16, 2013, 03:26:33 PM
I'm catching up on my backlog.

At the moment I'm playing Final Fantasy XIII, Red Dead Revolver, and currently reinstalling Mass Effect 1&2 so I can remember where to find the save files from my back up so that I can get started playing Mass Effect 3.

I'm also replaying (or playing the Wii version for the first time) Twilight Princess, Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros, and Brutal Legend (the sanitized version with bleeped language and no gore so I can play before my nieces go to bed).
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Post by: Hinterlander on May 16, 2013, 03:26:48 PM
Civilization 5 . . . re installed recently in preparation for 2nd expansion, Brave New World.  This game is the ultimate time sink and soul destroyer.
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Post by: sheenj on May 16, 2013, 04:46:41 PM
Civilization 5 . . . re installed recently in preparation for 2nd expansion, Brave New World.  This game is the ultimate time sink and soul destroyer.

Meh, Civ 4 was way better IMO.
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Post by: Dan the Man on May 16, 2013, 10:59:57 PM
Civilization 5 . . . re installed recently in preparation for 2nd expansion, Brave New World.  This game is the ultimate time sink and soul destroyer.

Meh, Civ 4 was way better IMO.
So true. I liked Civ V a lot, but it will never beat Civ 3 and 4.

As for what games I'm currently playing, I'm getting back into Company of Heroes, specifically The Eastern Front mod.
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Post by: WPM on May 16, 2013, 11:06:11 PM
I don't play video games anymore
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Post by: primuspilus on May 17, 2013, 12:26:12 PM
Neverwinter...its an ok game until I get my beta pass for Elder Scrolls Online.

PP
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Post by: biro on May 17, 2013, 12:46:32 PM
Neverwinter...its an ok game until I get my beta pass for Elder Scrolls Online.

PP

I applied too. :)
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Post by: Hinterlander on May 17, 2013, 02:35:07 PM
Civilization 5 . . . re installed recently in preparation for 2nd expansion, Brave New World.  This game is the ultimate time sink and soul destroyer.

Meh, Civ 4 was way better IMO.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8137/8748460618_9d1b83d94c.jpg)

Civ 5 is my first Civilization game so this is how I hear comments like yours  ;D
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Post by: sheenj on May 17, 2013, 02:47:06 PM
Civilization 5 . . . re installed recently in preparation for 2nd expansion, Brave New World.  This game is the ultimate time sink and soul destroyer.

Meh, Civ 4 was way better IMO.

Civ 5 is my first Civilization game so this is how I hear comments like yours  ;D

Yeah, for someone who started with Civ3, not having the stacks of doom just feels so wrong. Objectively, I can understand how Civ 5 is a good game but it just doesn't feel like Civ to me.
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Post by: Iconodule on May 17, 2013, 03:12:51 PM
I started at Civ II and I would agree that Civ IV is the best of the bunch, especially with the Warlords expansion.
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Post by: Hinterlander on May 17, 2013, 04:21:23 PM
Well, once Brave New World comes out perhaps Civ 5 will finally be the game it should have been from the start.
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Post by: Cyrillic on May 17, 2013, 04:23:32 PM
I've been playing Rome: Total War again.
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Post by: William on May 17, 2013, 06:19:59 PM
I purchased a game called Dark Souls.
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Post by: Cyrillic on May 17, 2013, 06:22:58 PM
I purchased a game called Dark Souls.

People still purchase games?
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Post by: William on May 17, 2013, 06:24:21 PM
I purchased a game called Dark Souls.

People still purchase games?

Yes. How do you get games?
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Post by: Cyrillic on May 18, 2013, 03:31:26 AM
Shady ways.
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Post by: WeldeMikael on May 18, 2013, 06:51:41 AM
Shogun 2 Total War
Dead Space 2
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Post by: WeldeMikael on May 28, 2013, 07:43:37 AM
Old Gods expansion for CK2 will be released soon  :)
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Post by: Cyrillic on May 28, 2013, 07:47:29 AM
Old Gods expansion for CK2 will be released soon  :)

I can't wait to kill Pope Nicholas I
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Post by: WeldeMikael on May 28, 2013, 07:49:48 AM
Not to convert pagans ?  :P  :D
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Post by: Cyrillic on May 28, 2013, 07:51:12 AM
The Pagans can wait  :)
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Post by: WeldeMikael on May 28, 2013, 07:52:54 AM
Meanwhile, they be plundering your cities by the rivers  :laugh:
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Post by: Cyrillic on May 28, 2013, 07:54:16 AM
Just hire them as Varangians.
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Post by: DuxI on May 28, 2013, 09:01:33 AM
Old Gods expansion for CK2 will be released soon  :)

I can't wait to kill Pope Nicholas I

Nice idea...especially because now I have to play as Empress of the HRE ( the previous Emperor had no sons :( ) and unfortunately, the Pope is the husband of the Empress, so divorce is out of question. And with living husband....the Empress can not marry the Byzantine Emperor and marry the children with his children. And when time comes.... ::)
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Post by: vamrat on May 28, 2013, 09:10:10 AM
I've been playing Rome: Total War again.

I want Rome II.  I need a new computer first.
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Post by: 88Devin12 on June 02, 2013, 05:15:08 PM
Paradox Interactive released a new expansion for Crusader Kings II called "The Old Gods" where you can now play as pagans and have a unique game. You can also send missionaries to the pagan lands, though they'll probably die, but the pagans could also convert.

The pagans can have female clergy as well, which has opened up a really odd, and wrong possibility. If you are playing as a pagan, and convert to Orthodoxy, and have your female priestess convert as well, she will become an Orthodox "Bishop" in the game... ... I'm hoping they patch that out soon.
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Post by: WeldeMikael on June 02, 2013, 05:52:06 PM
Are you the one who posted on paradoxforums ?
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Post by: 88Devin12 on June 02, 2013, 06:54:42 PM
Are you the one who posted on paradoxforums ?

No, but I saw the post.
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Post by: Gunnarr on June 06, 2013, 04:04:20 PM
I am a frequent poster on those forums, the missionaries are very broken there must be a better way to do it spamming them is not a good way.


But I am outraged by being UNABLE to reinstate Photios to the Throne of Constantinople!!!
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Post by: Cyrillic on June 06, 2013, 04:08:15 PM
But I am outraged by being UNABLE to reinstate Photios to the Throne of Constantinople!!!

Anathema! Now I will not buy the dlc.
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Post by: WeldeMikael on June 06, 2013, 04:25:40 PM
The new patch (still beta) added the Roman culture (basically Roman emperors names) with the Hellenic faith.

But still, you can't re-create the Roman Empire.
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Post by: Gunnarr on June 07, 2013, 04:24:36 AM
It is nonsense, and we have people asking for more stuff for that faith!!!


it did not exist anymore!


pagans op!!!

 >:(

--

PS, about civilization, I only liked Civ IV mostly. Civ V I dislike, since they removed religion only to make you pay for it in an expansion. spreading religion was very fun for me... but boy did I get angry when another religion spreadi n my cities... i had to edit them out... one faith, one god, one nation!!!!  >:(

also, Civ V religious tree makes no sense. Why would the end of the theocracy tree be having "Free religion"? makes no sense. so i prefered the old civ iv method
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Post by: Cyrillic on June 07, 2013, 04:38:19 AM
The new patch (still beta) added [...] the Hellenic faith

Why? That's insane. There was only one semi-infleuntial Hellenic pagan in the CKII timeframe.
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Post by: Gunnarr on June 07, 2013, 04:40:50 AM
The new patch (still beta) added [...] the Hellenic faith

Why? That's insane. There was only one Hellenic pagan in the CKII timeframe.

people on the forums were making big threads about it... always on the front page


the developers did say though, they think they opened a can of worms by doing it... because peopel are asking for more and more...
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Post by: Cyrillic on June 07, 2013, 06:38:16 AM
Most of them are just frustrated atheists anyway. I hope the devs don't give in too much or we might see Europe ending up pagan nine out of ten times within a few patches. It's all silly and unrealistic.
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Post by: Asteriktos on June 09, 2013, 09:46:53 PM
Last game played: Dragon Quest IX
Currently playing: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Up next to play: Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
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Post by: Asteriktos on June 10, 2013, 01:50:59 PM
Xbox One - November 2013 - $499 US
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Post by: Nephi on June 10, 2013, 02:20:39 PM
Just finished Luminous Arc (DS)

Playing:
SMT: Devil Survivor 2 (DS) - on final boss
Enchanted Arms (360) - on final boss
Pokemon Black 2 (DS)
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Post by: vamrat on June 10, 2013, 02:49:03 PM
This CKII is intriguing me.  Do you get to choose how much of the DLC to use?  That pagan expansion and the one where the Aztecs invade Europe (???) seem a bit stupid, but otherwise, sounds like an interesting game.  I used to play a lot of Hearts of Iron, so am somewhat familiar with paradox games.
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Post by: William on June 10, 2013, 02:49:44 PM
We should rename this thread Orthodox roleplaying in CK.
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Post by: Shiny on June 10, 2013, 02:58:31 PM
Geez 500 dollars? I'd rather just buy a new graphics card.

Gonna watch some E3 footage when I get home tonight. I heard Forza looks insane
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Post by: vamrat on June 10, 2013, 03:08:38 PM
We should rename this thread Orthodox roleplaying in CK.

I prefer pen and paper for roleplaying.  Dresden Files, FTW!
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Post by: JamesR on June 10, 2013, 03:26:46 PM
So the Xbox One is coming out this November I hear. I'm probably not going to buy one unless a friend gets tired of it and sells one to me for a cheaper price. Console gaming is really a rip-off, seeing that their one console per every 5 or so years can't keep up with the rapidly expanding PC technology that becomes more advanced every week. It was cool back in the 80s and 90s, but now console gaming is really pointless.
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Post by: WeldeMikael on June 10, 2013, 03:34:13 PM
The new patch (still beta) added [...] the Hellenic faith

Why? That's insane. There was only one semi-infleuntial Hellenic pagan in the CKII timeframe.

+ as I read, a small community living in the mountains was still pagan, but fully christianized after the 9th century.

Well it's just available with the Ruler Designer, you don't have any Hellenic ruler. You make it yourself.
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Post by: WeldeMikael on June 10, 2013, 03:35:04 PM
The new patch (still beta) added [...] the Hellenic faith

Why? That's insane. There was only one semi-infleuntial Hellenic pagan in the CKII timeframe.

+ as I read, a small community living in the mountains (in southern Greece  I think) was still pagan, but fully christianized after the 9th century.

Well it's just available with the Ruler Designer, you don't have any Hellenic ruler. You make it yourself.
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Post by: Asteriktos on June 10, 2013, 03:36:03 PM
... but now console gaming is really pointless.

Unless you prefer it, then it's not :)
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Post by: Tallitot on June 10, 2013, 03:36:10 PM
I might start playing... I just won a Play Station 3 in a sweepstakes.
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Post by: William on June 10, 2013, 03:40:19 PM
So the Xbox One is coming out this November I hear. I'm probably not going to buy one unless a friend gets tired of it and sells one to me for a cheaper price. Console gaming is really a rip-off, seeing that their one console per every 5 or so years can't keep up with the rapidly expanding PC technology that becomes more advanced every week. It was cool back in the 80s and 90s, but now console gaming is really pointless.

Because everybody has a PC that can game at that level, right?
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Post by: WeldeMikael on June 10, 2013, 03:41:36 PM
These new consoles are quickly besting computers.

The Xbox One did I think.
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Post by: sheenj on June 10, 2013, 03:44:06 PM
So the Xbox One is coming out this November I hear. I'm probably not going to buy one unless a friend gets tired of it and sells one to me for a cheaper price. Console gaming is really a rip-off, seeing that their one console per every 5 or so years can't keep up with the rapidly expanding PC technology that becomes more advanced every week. It was cool back in the 80s and 90s, but now console gaming is really pointless.

Because everybody has a PC that can game at that level, right?

You can build one that outpaces even the newest consoles for just a couple hundred dollars more.
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Post by: 88Devin12 on June 10, 2013, 03:46:41 PM
This CKII is intriguing me.  Do you get to choose how much of the DLC to use?  That pagan expansion and the one where the Aztecs invade Europe (???) seem a bit stupid, but otherwise, sounds like an interesting game.  I used to play a lot of Hearts of Iron, so am somewhat familiar with paradox games.

The pagan expansion is awesome! I haven't tried the Aztec one. Yes you can choose which to use before the game starts up.
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Post by: 88Devin12 on June 10, 2013, 03:50:17 PM
The new patch (still beta) added the Roman culture (basically Roman emperors names) with the Hellenic faith.

But still, you can't re-create the Roman Empire.

Actually you can, just not with the Hellenic Faith. You have to mend the schism, and then conquer pretty much all of Spain, North Africa and Italy. Then you can recreate the Roman Empire, which changes your capital to Rome, changes your title and gives you a Reconquest Casus Belli on all nations within the original borders of the Empire (France, England etc...). I've only done it once and I don't think I played too long after.
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Post by: WeldeMikael on June 10, 2013, 03:54:19 PM
Sorry for my english, I was saying that with the Hellenic faith you can't recreate the Roman Empire  ;D


But actually, with the 867's frontiers, it is even easier to mend the schism and create Roman Empire.
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Post by: 88Devin12 on June 10, 2013, 03:59:04 PM
I've managed to found the Russian Empire in 1038 now with the new DLC. It's currently 1061, and I pretty much have all of Russia conquered (except 1 county), almost all of Finland (except 1 county) and about 30 counties away from having Russia (the current borders, not my own, that's about 50 counties away) entirely converted to Orthodoxy.

The only pagans I can conquer now are in Norway and Sweden, but I can swoop down between the Caspian & Aral seas to hit Persia, but they're almost equal in size (militarily) to me, despite that I'm much larger. I also want to fabricate some claims on Poland to strengthen my manpower and focus some of my Empire away from where the Mongols will come from (so I can maintain some strength to help fight them back).
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Post by: WeldeMikael on June 10, 2013, 04:06:50 PM
Check on the paradox forum, some have posted decent strategies on how to contain mongol threat with limited losses.
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Post by: Asteriktos on June 10, 2013, 04:22:04 PM
EA just showed some of Dragon Age 3...

The good: Morrigan. Open world. They're taking their time to perfect it... but...

The bad: ...maybe a little too much time to perfect it. It's not coming until the Fall of 2014. Wait, wut?
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Post by: Asteriktos on June 10, 2013, 04:28:20 PM
To add--at the moment DA3 was the only game I considered a "must buy" for the next gen consoles (that I know about, anyway), so at least this'll give me an extra year before buying a new console. Looks like I need to focus on a new graphics card this Christmas though, 'cause I see lots of PC games in my future...

Cities in Motion 2
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
Total War: Rome 2
Elder Scrolls Online
Star Trek: Supremacy
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Post by: Nephi on June 10, 2013, 04:39:54 PM
EA just showed some of Dragon Age 3...

The good: Morrigan. Open world. They're taking their time to perfect it... but...

The bad: ...maybe a little too much time to perfect it. It's not coming until the Fall of 2014. Wait, wut?

Is DA3 like DA or DA2 in terms of gameplay? Or neither?
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Post by: William on June 10, 2013, 04:40:06 PM
EA just showed some of Dragon Age 3...

The good: Morrigan. Open world. They're taking their time to perfect it... but...

The bad: ...maybe a little too much time to perfect it. It's not coming until the Fall of 2014. Wait, wut?


I think that was Flemmeth going by the voice.
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Post by: Asteriktos on June 10, 2013, 04:46:18 PM
I think that was Flemmeth going by the voice.

Could be, if it was in her younger days (going by the looks)... or she took over Morrigan's body like they mentioned in DA:O, and I agree that it sounded more like Flemeth, but it looked like Morrigan to me, and everyone is reporting Morrigan... guess we'll see!

Is DA3 like DA or DA2 in terms of gameplay? Or neither?

I haven't heard a ton about stuff like combat/magic... just that it was going to be larger (now open world), that they were looking at Skyrim while developing the game, that it would be in Orlais, and I think I read somewhere that you'd play as a ready-made human character, and not create your own character from scratch and play through an origin story like in DAO.
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Post by: William on June 10, 2013, 05:02:56 PM
Here is the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpEsgxlZqro

I'm glad to see there will be a new Blight (assuming that the dragon in the trailer is an Archdemon). Open world is good if they can pull it off. It'll be interesting to see that - Mass Effect got gradually more and more linear with each new game so hopefully this will be a new direction for BioWare.
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Post by: 88Devin12 on June 10, 2013, 05:55:19 PM
Here is the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpEsgxlZqro

I'm glad to see there will be a new Blight (assuming that the dragon in the trailer is an Archdemon). Open world is good if they can pull it off. It'll be interesting to see that - Mass Effect got gradually more and more linear with each new game so hopefully this will be a new direction for BioWare.

I think open world can be good, but I wished developers would let us do certain things, like have a linear story, but what you do outside of that in the open world can affect it. Like if I, for example, clear an area of enemies ahead of a quest, then the future quest in that area should have less enemies. Or like if you are fighting another nation/faction in a game, and you push back their territory in the open world, that should have a consequence in the campaign, like reducing the enemies to fight.
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Post by: Asteriktos on June 11, 2013, 05:40:26 AM
Playstation 4 - Holiday 2013 - $399
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Post by: Nephi on June 11, 2013, 10:17:07 AM
Playstation 4 - Holiday 2013 - $399

And most importantly - no restrictions on used games!

Just got my future purchase.
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Post by: sheenj on June 11, 2013, 10:17:59 AM
Playstation 4 - Holiday 2013 - $399

And most importantly - no restrictions on used games!

Just got my future purchase.

Though you will need to pony up for Online Multiplayer.
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Post by: Nephi on June 11, 2013, 10:21:47 AM
And most importantly - no restrictions on used games!

Just got my future purchase.

Though you will need to pony up for Online Multiplayer.

I already do that with Xbox Live, so not a problem for me.
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Post by: biro on June 11, 2013, 12:12:59 PM
Just wondering how I'm going to get a bunch of money together in order to get the X Box One. There's a 'first day achievement' if you pre-order.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on June 11, 2013, 12:18:55 PM
Meh. I'm not buying this generation of consoles.
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Post by: 88Devin12 on June 11, 2013, 03:19:26 PM
Meh. I'm not buying this generation of consoles.

I'm stoked for it, Xbox One looks amazing. I've found I started enjoying gaming a lot more when I disconnect away from the online gaming communities (not talking multiplayer, but forums & discussions).

The whole expansion of the cloud idea and everything is just amazing. I know people are upset about the whole "Must connect to internet" thing, but I don't mind. If I don't have internet, usually that means I don't have power, also I won't usually play if I don't have internet, i'd rather read a book.
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Post by: Cyrillic on June 11, 2013, 03:35:45 PM
I have lots of consoles but they're all collecting dust anyway. I prefer PC gaming.
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Post by: sheenj on June 11, 2013, 05:01:02 PM
I have lots of consoles but they're all collecting dust anyway. I prefer PC gaming.

One more addition to the PC Gaming Master Race.

/Heil.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 11, 2013, 05:49:49 PM
I have lots of consoles but they're all collecting dust anyway. I prefer PC gaming.

Up until my late teens I had grown up on PC gaming and preferred it. Still do I guess, but I've since developed a taste for console gaming.

PC gaming definitely gets my nostalgia going, especially the mid-to-late 90's and early 2000's... Total Annihilation, Warcraft, Starcraft, Age of Empires, Age of Mythology, Quake, Unreal Tournament, Tribes, Nox, Baldur's Gate, etc. The golden era of PC gaming, IMO. There are still good games that come out, but not as often it seems.
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Post by: Shiny on June 11, 2013, 05:55:54 PM
Meh. I'm not buying this generation of consoles.

I'm stoked for it, Xbox One looks amazing. I've found I started enjoying gaming a lot more when I disconnect away from the online gaming communities (not talking multiplayer, but forums & discussions).

The whole expansion of the cloud idea and everything is just amazing. I know people are upset about the whole "Must connect to internet" thing, but I don't mind. If I don't have internet, usually that means I don't have power, also I won't usually play if I don't have internet, i'd rather read a book.
have fun with your drm garbage

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Post by: Shiny on June 11, 2013, 06:02:40 PM
I have lots of consoles but they're all collecting dust anyway. I prefer PC gaming.

One more addition to the PC Gaming Master Race.

/Heil.

damn straight

hey for 500 dollars i would rather just buy a new gfx card

ya dig?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesR on June 11, 2013, 06:02:52 PM
Microsoft and Xbox is officially dead to me now, after reading about the Xbox One and seeing how much they are screwing over their customers now. Screw you Microsoft. I wasted like seven years of my life supporting them and playing their games. Now, I'm going over to the dark side--I'm going to switch over to the PS4.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesR on June 11, 2013, 06:05:19 PM
I know people are upset about the whole "Must connect to internet" thing, but I don't mind.

Because we still have to pay for Xbox Live, which is like $60 a year. With how much other crap they are charging us for, you'd think they'd at least go the Sony route and make it free.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 11, 2013, 06:06:22 PM
Microsoft and Xbox is officially dead to me now, after reading about the Xbox One and seeing how much they are screwing over their customers now. Screw you Microsoft. I wasted like seven years of my life supporting them and playing their games. Now, I'm going over to the dark side--I'm going to switch over to the PS4.
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Post by: Shiny on June 11, 2013, 06:23:30 PM
fellow nerds

a new challenger approaches

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Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 11, 2013, 06:39:45 PM
for real though

battlefield 4

collapsing skyscrapers

in multiplayer

64 players.

believe
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 11, 2013, 06:44:02 PM
I think the Wii U is a multi-hundred-million dollar attempt at trolling the gaming community. Seriously. Has to be.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 11, 2013, 07:07:54 PM
I think the Wii U is a multi-hundred-million dollar attempt at trolling the gaming community. Seriously. Has to be.

Is it really an upgrade over the Wii? I honestly can't say I know much about it since it appeared on the scene with seemingly little buzz compared to the Xbox One and PS4.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 11, 2013, 07:16:33 PM
I think the Wii U is a multi-hundred-million dollar attempt at trolling the gaming community. Seriously. Has to be.

Is it really an upgrade over the Wii? I honestly can't say I know much about it since it appeared on the scene with seemingly little buzz compared to the Xbox One and PS4.

Upgrade over the Wii, yes. Better than the PS3 or 360? Only if you need to play Zelda and Mario in HD. Otherwise it's no better than the PS3/360, and perhaps even worse (especially at this point, since they've had so little game support). Either way it's not a next gen system, which is why I'm confused as to why they released it.  Which makes me sad, because I largely grew up on NES/SNES/N64... *shrugs*
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 11, 2013, 07:28:08 PM
you shut up asteriktos

the wii u has gameplay innovations such as super mario in freaking 3d.

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 11, 2013, 08:35:53 PM
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Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 11, 2013, 09:36:10 PM
Upgrade over the Wii, yes. Better than the PS3 or 360? Only if you need to play Zelda and Mario in HD. Otherwise it's no better than the PS3/360, and perhaps even worse (especially at this point, since they've had so little game support). Either way it's not a next gen system, which is why I'm confused as to why they released it.  Which makes me sad, because I largely grew up on NES/SNES/N64... *shrugs*

Well, no surprise but I won't be getting Wii U either. I didn't get the Wii, and I only have a N64 because I received it free. Nintendo consoles after the SNES kind of aren't my thing. Their game libraries are just too lackluster for me...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on June 11, 2013, 11:31:09 PM
Ordered CK2 on Amazon. Should be here in a few weeks, since I ordered from the UK. Any mod recommendations?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 13, 2013, 11:33:31 PM
Just beat Devil Survivor 2... it took me hours of trying to finally beat the final boss. Glad that's done, I don't think I'll be doing NG+ anytime soon.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on June 14, 2013, 05:45:44 AM
Ordered CK2 on Amazon. Should be here in a few weeks, since I ordered from the UK. Any mod recommendations?

Game of Thrones mod.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on June 14, 2013, 06:54:38 AM
Ordered CK2 on Amazon. Should be here in a few weeks, since I ordered from the UK. Any mod recommendations?

Game of Thrones mod.


Watch out for spoilers, though, don't choose the later bookmarks
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on June 14, 2013, 06:57:07 AM
Did anyone buy the new pagan dlc?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: That person on June 14, 2013, 07:43:00 AM
One of my internet friends says it's the best one so far. I may get Legacy of Rome first, just because it's cheaper and I still have like 10 bucks left on this Amazon card.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 15, 2013, 02:02:11 AM
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Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 15, 2013, 06:57:29 AM
Who doesn't have Internet service these days? And isn't the Sony a lot more expensive?

Fanboys....  :P
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on June 15, 2013, 07:16:40 AM
I bought the Old Gods dlc. It's pretty nice.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 15, 2013, 01:42:10 PM
I bought the Old Gods dlc. It's pretty nice.

I am going to buy it. Can't wait to convert some heathens!  ;) ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 15, 2013, 03:30:05 PM
Who doesn't have Internet service these days? And isn't the Sony a lot more expensive?

Fanboys....  :P

Isn't what more expensive? The PS4, PS+, or something else?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on June 15, 2013, 05:19:24 PM
Who doesn't have Internet service these days? And isn't the Sony a lot more expensive?

Fanboys....  :P

This upcoming generation, the XBox One is going to be more expensive, by about $100, with Sony being about $50 more than the WiiU (all this depends on what packages one gets, but the pricing is about the same for comparable packages).

As for who doesn't have internet service these days- quite a lot of people still, actually. And not everyone who does have internet service has great internet service. Even in an online class devoted to video game design, I've been teamed with people out in the boonies who have to make do with dial-up 56k quality due to not having the cable lines, DSL lines, or even halfway decent 4G signals out where they live. Yet plenty of people out in these areas own consoles and keep up to date with the newer generations, based on their own "fanboyish" preferences.

I'm not a fanboy, either. I've had and enjoyed various consoles from the various publishers in each generation, without the need to have one of each (I'm content with one Nintendo to play Zelda games and one of the other two for more "hardcore" games- last generation I had first a Gamecube and Xbox- then my apartment got broken into and everything I owned stolen; afterwards I had a gamecube and PS2). This last generation, Sony really dropped the ball with both the PS3 and the different PSP units they tried to publish (though I do own a PSP- I decided to stop keeping up with the newer models once they went UMD free and I had no way of playing my old library on the 3000 and Vita). So far, it looks like Microsoft has really hurt itself in this upcoming generation, and might have to do some serious backpedaling and remodeling of the X-Box One if it wants to stay in the race- if there is even a race to be had. This generation might see the overall death of the dedicated console for at least a little while- I know that for me personally, neither Sony nor Microsoft are offering me anything that really makes me lean in the direction of buying either. I'll probably be content with my Steam account and get a Wii U once the new Zelda comes out.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 17, 2013, 09:39:58 AM
Who's up for an erotic adventure (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/17/oculus-rift-erotic-adventure-game-announced)?   :-*
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on June 17, 2013, 10:10:21 AM
None.  The labtop literally fell apart.  The bits still work, just outdated, but the casing is crumbling.  No more HP's for me if I can help it!

Debating on getting a new labtop (portability) or just get a desktop for the first time since 2004 (cheaper, or at least more performance for the price).  I want an AMD processor, a decent video card, quadcore processor (old one had an Intel i5 - at least want something newer, and more than 8gb of ram).  Now, can I do this for under $800?? 
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: sheenj on June 17, 2013, 10:29:46 AM
None.  The labtop literally fell apart.  The bits still work, just outdated, but the casing is crumbling.  No more HP's for me if I can help it!

Debating on getting a new labtop (portability) or just get a desktop for the first time since 2004 (cheaper, or at least more performance for the price).  I want an AMD processor, a decent video card, quadcore processor (old one had an Intel i5 - at least want something newer, and more than 8gb of ram).  Now, can I do this for under $800?? 

Depends on if you need a new copy of Windows and/or a new monitor/other peripherals.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 17, 2013, 10:34:51 AM
On my first playthrough of Fable II.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on June 17, 2013, 10:55:48 AM
None.  The labtop literally fell apart.  The bits still work, just outdated, but the casing is crumbling.  No more HP's for me if I can help it!

Debating on getting a new labtop (portability) or just get a desktop for the first time since 2004 (cheaper, or at least more performance for the price).  I want an AMD processor, a decent video card, quadcore processor (old one had an Intel i5 - at least want something newer, and more than 8gb of ram).  Now, can I do this for under $800?? 

Depends on if you need a new copy of Windows and/or a new monitor/other peripherals.

Yes to all of the above.  I have a mouse, but that's it.  Would need speakers, keyboard, monitor, plus windows (unless I buy it at a place that automatically loads it...though Windows 7 would be preferable over 8).
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: sheenj on June 17, 2013, 11:09:37 AM
None.  The labtop literally fell apart.  The bits still work, just outdated, but the casing is crumbling.  No more HP's for me if I can help it!

Debating on getting a new labtop (portability) or just get a desktop for the first time since 2004 (cheaper, or at least more performance for the price).  I want an AMD processor, a decent video card, quadcore processor (old one had an Intel i5 - at least want something newer, and more than 8gb of ram).  Now, can I do this for under $800?? 

Depends on if you need a new copy of Windows and/or a new monitor/other peripherals.

Yes to all of the above.  I have a mouse, but that's it.  Would need speakers, keyboard, monitor, plus windows (unless I buy it at a place that automatically loads it...though Windows 7 would be preferable over 8).

Best I can do: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17lUf (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17lUf)
Total: $798.36 including shipping and rebates.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on June 17, 2013, 11:24:24 AM
Uh...wow!  Thanks! 

Two things I have learned - if you need to buy something, mention it on OC.net, and if you are going to write that windows 7 would be preferable over 8 and use a ) put a space between 8 and ) lest you get "preferable over 8).

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: IoanC on June 17, 2013, 02:47:28 PM
Battlefield4free. Why? Combination of learning life experience, IT and relaxation and needing a laugh. Some of the funny stuff that can happen in games is just ... GOD! Anyway, it's really bizarre to be in a computer game. In a way, it sort of opens you to a different reality, but it's also rather unnatural as in, "why is this person pretending to be in a virtual game?".
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on June 17, 2013, 05:04:57 PM
I played the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning demo last night. After the tutorial-in-a-tube you're given 45 minutes (excluding dialogue and using the menus) to explore Startville and the surrounding woods. The lore is a pretty standard Tolkien rip-off - you're in a tranquil, pastoral forest on the Western border of the huge map and in the far east an army of evildoers is advancing and destroying civilization. I imagine that as you progress in the game you get farther east and more involved in the war. There are elves, humans, fae (magical nature elves, basically) and gnomes (which basically fulfill the technologically-savvy-short-guy role that dwarves usually occupy). The world is HUGE. Absolutely enormous. I've heard it may be bigger than Skyrim.

There seem to be plenty of quests. In Startville (aka Gorhart) I was given quests to join a Warrior's Guild clone, continue the main quest, explore ruins for some apothecary's apprentice, retrieve a doubtful young monk who left the monastery, and find a way to heal some wounded fae. Pretty standard and short enough to not be monotonous. No complaints though I've heard from others the fetch questing gets really tedious later in the game.

The gameplay was average. Combat is more or less press x till the enemy is dead but your character does really cartoonish lunges and rolls so it's a bit more interesting than, say, Elder Scrolls style combat. Every time you level up you increase both some side skill (like blacksmithing or persuasion) and your chosen combat style, which is either might, finesse or sorcery per the usual stereotypical RPG roles.

Another thing that needs to be noted is that this game is more or less a cartoon version of Dragon Age. They've got the minimap, linearity, pretty much identical menus, and they even stole the Mass Effect conversation wheel (likely because it is also published by EA). I also kept getting told I was unlocking items for use in Mass Effect 3. The art is even similar (the inside of the monastery chapel reminded me a lot of Dragon Age chantries). The open world sets it apart, though, and makes me want to try it out more. I probably will in a year or two when it costs $5 at the bottom of the bargain bin.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 17, 2013, 05:19:40 PM
Thanks for the review. I have had this on a list of games-to-buy for some time now, but as a very low priority. I had planned on buying it and was following it on gamespot pre-release, but what I saw of the combat just turned me off a lot. I guess I just like "boring" styles of combat, e.g. I preferred DA:O to DA2, I enjoy turn-based combat, etc. Maybe I'll get bored enough eventually to buy it, but your thoughts certainly keep it down the list for now.  Actually at this point I'm more interested in seeing what happens with the IP, who it gets sold to, if they'll make another one, etc...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 17, 2013, 07:42:18 PM
2013 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry (PDF) (http://www.theesa.com/facts/pdfs/ESA_EF_2013.pdf)

Some interesting stats:
- 58% of Americans play video games
- The average age of a game player is 30
- 45% of gamers are women; there are far more adult women playing video games than under-17 boys
- Strategy and RPG games are only 8.8% of total game market, but 52.9% of the computer gaming market
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on June 17, 2013, 07:59:17 PM
Thanks for the review. I have had this on a list of games-to-buy for some time now, but as a very low priority. I had planned on buying it and was following it on gamespot pre-release, but what I saw of the combat just turned me off a lot. I guess I just like "boring" styles of combat, e.g. I preferred DA:O to DA2, I enjoy turn-based combat, etc. Maybe I'll get bored enough eventually to buy it, but your thoughts certainly keep it down the list for now.  Actually at this point I'm more interested in seeing what happens with the IP, who it gets sold to, if they'll make another one, etc...

It definitely has promise but not enough for me to put it higher on my list than other RPGs I've been meaning to try (The Witcher 2 and Dragon's Dogma). Plus presumably eventually EA will release an edition with all the DLC items and the two expansion packs at a quarter the price it's going for now.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 08:08:05 PM
The Last Of Us is the greatest game of this generation.

if you disagree, you are wrong.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 17, 2013, 08:14:41 PM
- Strategy and RPG games are only 8.8% of total game market, but 52.9% of the computer gaming market

Elite gaming class(es) right here.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on June 17, 2013, 08:47:11 PM
The Last Of Us is the greatest game of this generation.

if you disagree, you are wrong.

Actually, that would be Fallout: New Vegas.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 08:54:34 PM
The Last Of Us is the greatest game of this generation.

if you disagree, you are wrong.

Actually, that would be Fallout: New Vegas.
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Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on June 17, 2013, 09:59:05 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I game a lot less than when I was a kid.

I used to marathon for like 14 hours a day playing video games, but these days I don't even have the attention span to play even more than 5 minutes.

I've been wholly bored of games for years now. It would have to take a game, like The Last Of Us, to really capture my attention for me to care.

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 17, 2013, 10:12:37 PM
I tend to play much less these days... I usually buy maybe 2 games a year, though they're the type that you can get hundreds of hours of gameplay out of, and which age pretty well.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 17, 2013, 11:49:10 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I game a lot less than when I was a kid.

I used to marathon for like 14 hours a day playing video games, but these days I don't even have the attention span to play even more than 5 minutes.

I've been wholly bored of games for years now. It would have to take a game, like The Last Of Us, to really capture my attention for me to care.

I've been that way for a long time. I got into the terrible habit of getting to end-game and then not finishing it... I'm trying to break this habit by forcing myself to finish games before starting new ones.

Although lack of interest is a different issue altogether.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 19, 2013, 05:18:30 PM
Microsoft pulls a 180, rescinds Xbox One connection mandate (http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57590134-75/microsoft-pulls-a-180-rescinds-xbox-one-connection-mandate/)

Microsoft backtracked today on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game piracy.

Microsoft faced a huge backlash when it announced the policy, just before the  E3 video game conference earlier this month. Then, the company said it would allow gamers to play offline for up to 24 hours on a primary console, or 1 hour if they were logged onto a separate console accessing their library of titles. At that point, offline gaming would have been disabled until players re-establish a Web connection...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 19, 2013, 07:37:08 PM
The Last Of Us is the greatest game of this generation.

if you disagree, you are wrong.

Actually, that would be Fallout: New Vegas.

You are both wrong.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 19, 2013, 07:41:23 PM
Unfortunately some of them are too young to have played the greatest game ever (at least when initially released).

(http://imap.refreshhamptonroads.org/i/contra/bg-screenshot-01.jpg)

(Just kidding. Mostly.)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on June 19, 2013, 07:53:57 PM
I never couldn't get through the 3rd level.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 19, 2013, 11:19:54 PM
Microsoft pulls a 180, rescinds Xbox One connection mandate (http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57590134-75/microsoft-pulls-a-180-rescinds-xbox-one-connection-mandate/)

Microsoft backtracked today on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game piracy.

Microsoft faced a huge backlash when it announced the policy, just before the  E3 video game conference earlier this month. Then, the company said it would allow gamers to play offline for up to 24 hours on a primary console, or 1 hour if they were logged onto a separate console accessing their library of titles. At that point, offline gaming would have been disabled until players re-establish a Web connection...

Ok, now they're saying (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/19/xbox-one-will-require-day-one-update) that for this to take effect you need to do an update whenever you buy the console... so you need to have a net connection for at least that one download... *shakes head*
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 19, 2013, 11:28:28 PM
Strangest gaming concept...

Street Cleaning Simulator vs. Towing Simulator

Has anyone actually played either of these?

(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_small/10/108043/1828646-street_cleaning_simulator.jpg)
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQn_jDyAP96_Fa_hjSlz9g3SMB7-a4gr-7K-EctI1ZvZtxnway1)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 19, 2013, 11:43:14 PM
I never couldn't get through the 3rd level.

So you could? Jk. ;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on June 19, 2013, 11:45:20 PM
Strangest gaming concept...

Street Cleaning Simulator vs. Towing Simulator

Has anyone actually played either of these?

(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_small/10/108043/1828646-street_cleaning_simulator.jpg)
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQn_jDyAP96_Fa_hjSlz9g3SMB7-a4gr-7K-EctI1ZvZtxnway1)

You and Nick have very different yet remarkable talents for finding the strangest stuff on the internet.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on June 19, 2013, 11:47:08 PM
Strangest gaming concept...

Street Cleaning Simulator vs. Towing Simulator

Has anyone actually played either of these?

(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_small/10/108043/1828646-street_cleaning_simulator.jpg)
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQn_jDyAP96_Fa_hjSlz9g3SMB7-a4gr-7K-EctI1ZvZtxnway1)

You and Nick have very different yet remarkable talents for finding the strangest stuff on the internet.

Have you read the amazon reviews? Not as epic as other insane ironic review pile ons, but you might want to take a look.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on June 19, 2013, 11:53:24 PM
Strangest gaming concept...

Street Cleaning Simulator vs. Towing Simulator

Has anyone actually played either of these?

(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_small/10/108043/1828646-street_cleaning_simulator.jpg)
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQn_jDyAP96_Fa_hjSlz9g3SMB7-a4gr-7K-EctI1ZvZtxnway1)

You and Nick have very different yet remarkable talents for finding the strangest stuff on the internet.

Have you read the amazon reviews? Not as epic as other insane ironic review pile ons, but you might want to take a look.

Let's put it this way, the Street Cleaning Simulator reviews are no Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Hutzler-571-Banana-Slicer/dp/B0047E0EII

When the top review for a banana slicer gets 471 comments, you know the internet just happened.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 19, 2013, 11:59:33 PM
Let's put it this way, the Street Cleaning Simulator reviews are no Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Hutzler-571-Banana-Slicer/dp/B0047E0EII

When the top review for a banana slicer gets 471 comments, you know the internet just happened.

 :D Those are great...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on June 20, 2013, 12:05:48 AM
Let's put it this way, the Street Cleaning Simulator reviews are no Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Hutzler-571-Banana-Slicer/dp/B0047E0EII

When the top review for a banana slicer gets 471 comments, you know the internet just happened.

 :D Those are great...

One of my favorite short ones:

Quote
3,474 of 3,760 people found the following review helpful
 Kirk Cameron's banana slicer, August 7, 2012
By Noah
If God does not exist, then how is it that a banana fits so perfectly in this banana slicer? CHECKMATE, ATHEISTS!


http://www.amazon.com/review/R3OO5L1UKIU6H8/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0047E0EII&nodeID=284507&store=kitchen
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on June 20, 2013, 12:08:20 AM
Let's put it this way, the Street Cleaning Simulator reviews are no Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Hutzler-571-Banana-Slicer/dp/B0047E0EII

When the top review for a banana slicer gets 471 comments, you know the internet just happened.

 :D Those are great...

One of my favorite short ones:

Quote
3,474 of 3,760 people found the following review helpful
 Kirk Cameron's banana slicer, August 7, 2012
By Noah
If God does not exist, then how is it that a banana fits so perfectly in this banana slicer? CHECKMATE, ATHEISTS!


http://www.amazon.com/review/R3OO5L1UKIU6H8/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0047E0EII&nodeID=284507&store=kitchen

Then like a perfect one-two, you get a comment on that review which is one of the best long format "reviews":

http://www.amazon.com/review/R3OO5L1UKIU6H8/ref=cm_cr_rev_detmd_pl?ie=UTF8&asin=B001F5STWU&cdForum=FxZICWE2UTJBTM&cdMsgID=Mx37NKJ9BJYHWFP&cdMsgNo=1&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx2HRREY1E7UQSJ#Mx37NKJ9BJYHWFP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 20, 2013, 01:23:50 PM
Being popular in Fable II is kind of frustrating at times, like when you're trying to steal from a house you just broke into only to turn around and see an entire crowd of villagers applauding you...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 21, 2013, 01:15:46 AM
This website, HowLongtoBeat.com (http://www.howlongtobeat.com/), is a great website to see 1) how long it took others to finish a game, 2) see how long it takes you to finish your game, and 3) to catalogue your current, backlogged, and completed games.

I say this as I just beat Fable II at about 24 hours, or so says my Raptr account, and added it as completed. Thought others might find it useful as well.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on June 21, 2013, 01:20:25 AM
I never couldn't get through the 3rd level.

So you could? Jk. ;)

Hahaha.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: 88Devin12 on June 21, 2013, 01:39:13 AM
Microsoft pulls a 180, rescinds Xbox One connection mandate (http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57590134-75/microsoft-pulls-a-180-rescinds-xbox-one-connection-mandate/)

Microsoft backtracked today on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game piracy.

Microsoft faced a huge backlash when it announced the policy, just before the  E3 video game conference earlier this month. Then, the company said it would allow gamers to play offline for up to 24 hours on a primary console, or 1 hour if they were logged onto a separate console accessing their library of titles. At that point, offline gaming would have been disabled until players re-establish a Web connection...

Ok, now they're saying (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/19/xbox-one-will-require-day-one-update) that for this to take effect you need to do an update whenever you buy the console... so you need to have a net connection for at least that one download... *shakes head*

And? It's not a big deal.

The current 360 allows digital downloads, but requires you to be connected to play unless its on the console you bought it on. If you are disconnected from the Internet, you have 10 minutes of free play till it forces you to stop and you either have to reconnect or exit to the dashboard.

Also, to play any disk games installed on the 360, you have to have the disk in for an initial check.

I'd much rather that they just announced "no disks" than have this half and half thing. I get most of my titles from digital downloads already for the 360.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 21, 2013, 01:42:15 AM
Very crafty, Devon.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 26, 2013, 08:44:41 PM
Sony Sacrificed the PlayStation 4 Camera to Beat Microsoft on Price (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/26/sony-sacrificed-the-playstation-4-camera-to-beat-microsoft-on-price)

When Sony announced that PlayStation 4 would be priced at $399 to an uproar of applause from the audience at its E3 press conference, it secured a critical edge over the Xbox One. But the advantage came at a cost: the PlayStation 4 camera (formerly known as the PlayStation 4 Eye). According to multiple sources, in the months leading up to E3, Sony nixed plans to include the camera add-on with every system and shave $100 off its originally planned price of $499. Most importantly, it did so quietly, informing its retail partners only of the removal of the camera, not specifying the lower price so as not to tip its hand to Microsoft.

But in its efforts to undercut the Xbox One, Sony has damned the accessory to a future of fragmented consumer adoption and inconsistent software support. The decision has also rendered a major design element of the DualShock 4 controller — the built-in LED Move tracker — largely useless...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: 88Devin12 on June 26, 2013, 10:36:21 PM
Sony Sacrificed the PlayStation 4 Camera to Beat Microsoft on Price (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/06/26/sony-sacrificed-the-playstation-4-camera-to-beat-microsoft-on-price)

When Sony announced that PlayStation 4 would be priced at $399 to an uproar of applause from the audience at its E3 press conference, it secured a critical edge over the Xbox One. But the advantage came at a cost: the PlayStation 4 camera (formerly known as the PlayStation 4 Eye). According to multiple sources, in the months leading up to E3, Sony nixed plans to include the camera add-on with every system and shave $100 off its originally planned price of $499. Most importantly, it did so quietly, informing its retail partners only of the removal of the camera, not specifying the lower price so as not to tip its hand to Microsoft.

But in its efforts to undercut the Xbox One, Sony has damned the accessory to a future of fragmented consumer adoption and inconsistent software support. The decision has also rendered a major design element of the DualShock 4 controller — the built-in LED Move tracker — largely useless...

Yup, I'll have no problem getting the $500 Xbox One with the Kinect already included and Halo 5 incoming. No reason to get the PS4.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 26, 2013, 10:41:37 PM
What is Halo? Is that an iconography game?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 26, 2013, 11:54:04 PM
Seriously though, I hope you like it, and I hope others buy it as well. I think competition is a good thing here...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on June 27, 2013, 12:15:12 AM
A friend down the hall from me in my dorm my freshman year of college called me into his room. Something like the following exchange took place:

Him: Hey Jake, I don't play this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar:_Silver_Star_Story_Complete) anymore. You want it?
Me: Sure, if you don't mind.
Him: Nope.

Apparently, the game was not only good, but fairly uncommon. I still need to play it, though. I plan to do so this summer.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on July 11, 2013, 06:11:48 PM
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9812/evks.png)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on July 11, 2013, 07:13:21 PM
Are you the Gunnarr on the Paradox Forums ?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Peacemaker on July 11, 2013, 09:37:43 PM
Been thinking about coming back to World of Warcraft. I quite at the end of Cataclysm because the thought of pandas.....just...no.. But I know it'll turn into an addiction again. Before it wasn't a problem, but now being Orthodox I know it'll keep me from God and that's not something I want to happen. No matter how fun that game is. I played it everyday for 7 years, it was so hard to put down. But with God all things are possible huh.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on July 12, 2013, 03:57:16 AM
El Shaddai asscension of the Metatron.

You play as Enoch, on his hunt to find the fallen angels and bring them to justice!

Based on the so called book of enoch but I think they take liberty with it despite me never reading it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on July 12, 2013, 07:52:24 AM
Mass Effect
Defense Grid
Dragon Quest V
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 15, 2013, 02:07:38 PM
Microsoft says yes in March.
Microsoft says no in April.
Microsoft says yes in May.
Microsoft says no in June.
Microsoft now says maybe in July, if people "make enough noise".

Keep changing your mind, MS, it's a ton of fun to watch.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on July 15, 2013, 05:13:56 PM
Microsoft says yes in March.
Microsoft says no in April.
Microsoft says yes in May.
Microsoft says no in June.
Microsoft now says maybe in July, if people "make enough noise".

Keep changing your mind, MS, it's a ton of fun to watch.

What's going on with Microsoft?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 15, 2013, 05:26:01 PM
Microsoft says yes in March.
Microsoft says no in April.
Microsoft says yes in May.
Microsoft says no in June.
Microsoft now says maybe in July, if people "make enough noise".

Keep changing your mind, MS, it's a ton of fun to watch.

What's going on with Microsoft?

Remember when they were gonna do all that innovative but somewhat controversial stuff, and a ton of people got mad, so MS said sometime around E3 that they weren't going to do all that stuff? Now MS is saying that they might change their minds again and do some of that stuff if enough people want it. I guess when MS caved and decided to ditch the most unpopular ideas there was some kind of backlash by people who didn't want them to ditch some of the stuff. So now MS is trying to figure out a way to balance things so that they keep as many people happy as possible.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 15, 2013, 05:26:30 PM
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/9812/evks.png)

I would totally buy this.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: celticfan1888 on July 15, 2013, 07:39:30 PM
Someone who uses Steam help me:

I am out of the U.S. right now, and I try to log on to Steam (with Wi-Fi connection) and it says Steam cannot connect to servers, so it won't let me access any of my games. I've never had this problem before A) Being international or B) Being disconnected from the internet>

Suggestions?

MANY唔該!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 29, 2013, 08:03:42 PM
^ I don't know...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 29, 2013, 08:04:28 PM
Playing Civ IV. About to try a couple games with "Always war" turned on. I suspect this will not go well as I usually opt for some type of peaceful gameplay...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Peacemaker on July 29, 2013, 09:25:34 PM
Getting pretty excited for Cube World which I think is still in alpha

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AwOTQgkDHQ0/UbMQTJ4JETI/AAAAAAAABbI/g-D1idELimw/s400/header.jpg)

https://picroma.com/cubeworld (https://picroma.com/cubeworld)

YOGSCAST review of Cube World

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N01LOl-Q8EE
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 01, 2013, 07:09:05 PM
Total War: Rome II - Find a Way (http://youtu.be/aWZCfdDW4NQ)

Excited for this game! (though the trailer didn't do much for me)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on August 01, 2013, 07:59:29 PM
Elder Scrolls Online at Quake Con, from an e-mail bulletin I got today.

WHERE:
http://twitch.tv/bethesda

WHEN:
Friday, August 2nd, 1:30 PM EDT (6:30 PM GMT)

INFO: http://elderscrollsonline.com/
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on August 01, 2013, 08:54:33 PM
I've been playing:

Dragon Quest V (DS)
Dragon Warrior Monsters (GBC)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 01, 2013, 08:57:35 PM
Have you played Dragon Warrior/Quest before? I don't recall...   and what do you think?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on August 01, 2013, 09:43:56 PM
Have you played Dragon Warrior/Quest before? I don't recall...   and what do you think?

I've played the GBC remake along with DW2 and DW3, but sadly I've never finished any of those. I do plan to play through and finish them soon though, as I've finished IV and VI over the past couple years and have been trying to finally finish V.

Anyway, I think the first one is good, but a bit archaic-feeling which is to be expected. It's a lot more simple (story/combat/world) than the later games from what I've played of it, but it's still enjoyable considering it was originally a NES game. It seemed a bit more vague regarding direction, but I was younger when I played it. I tried to pick it up again recently although went with DQV instead.

If it isn't obvious, I love all things DQ/DQM. 8)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 02, 2013, 12:50:14 AM
Great  ;D  That was one of the first franchises I got into in video games, and also love them to death. Most of them anyway  8)


As for tonight... BLAH. I was playing Civ IV, had a nice situation set up. Didn't have always war on, and was peaceful with all my close neighbors. I was expanding and there was a solid base for growth. Then out of nowhere Saladin swoops in with like 15-20 units and decimates me.  :-\
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Post by: Gunnarr on August 02, 2013, 01:34:41 AM
Great  ;D  That was one of the first franchises I got into in video games, and also love them to death. Most of them anyway  8)


As for tonight... BLAH. I was playing Civ IV, had a nice situation set up. Didn't have always war on, and was peaceful with all my close neighbors. I was expanding and there was a solid base for growth. Then out of nowhere Saladin swoops in with like 15-20 units and decimates me.  :-\
you play civ IV?

I used to play that all the time

I don;t like Civ V

maybe we should play a multiplayer game

or maybe not

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on August 02, 2013, 01:35:23 AM
Are you the Gunnarr on the Paradox Forums ?

that spamming troll?

no thats not me

nope
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 02, 2013, 08:33:25 AM
I've been playing Civ IV and Rome: Total War.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 02, 2013, 08:34:03 AM
Total War: Rome II - Find a Way (http://youtu.be/aWZCfdDW4NQ)

Excited for this game! (though the trailer didn't do much for me)

I can't wait to conquer the world for Athens  :angel:
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on August 02, 2013, 09:08:48 AM
Great  ;D  That was one of the first franchises I got into in video games, and also love them to death. Most of them anyway  8)

Nice. What are your favorites and least favorites?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on August 02, 2013, 09:39:25 AM
Empire Total War, Baldur's Gate II, & Mount & Blade Warband.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 02, 2013, 10:15:00 AM
Total War: Rome II - Find a Way (http://youtu.be/aWZCfdDW4NQ)

Excited for this game! (though the trailer didn't do much for me)

The trailer is pretty good.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on August 02, 2013, 10:19:11 AM
Total War: Rome II - Find a Way (http://youtu.be/aWZCfdDW4NQ)

Excited for this game! (though the trailer didn't do much for me)

I can't wait to conquer the world for Athens  :angel:
I'll probably play the Ptolemaic Empire, at least until the modders work their magic and open up the Seleucid Empire.  I love the Macedonian successor kingdoms.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 02, 2013, 10:26:55 AM
Total War: Rome II - Find a Way (http://youtu.be/aWZCfdDW4NQ)

Excited for this game! (though the trailer didn't do much for me)

I can't wait to conquer the world for Athens  :angel:
I'll probably play the Ptolemaic Empire, at least until the modders work their magic and open up the Seleucid Empire.  I love the Macedonian successor kingdoms.  :)

Demosthenes spits on Makedonophiles like you :police:
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on August 02, 2013, 10:34:38 AM
Total War: Rome II - Find a Way (http://youtu.be/aWZCfdDW4NQ)

Excited for this game! (though the trailer didn't do much for me)

I can't wait to conquer the world for Athens  :angel:
I'll probably play the Ptolemaic Empire, at least until the modders work their magic and open up the Seleucid Empire.  I love the Macedonian successor kingdoms.  :)

Demosthenes spits on Makedonophiles like you :police:
Tell him I spit back in his general direction.  ;)

I am not a huge fan of them in history as much as in games because they always have the widest array of troop types.  Elephants, phalanx, chariots, heavy cav, etc.  All the cool stuff in one kingdom.  Plus the Seleucids are hard to play because they are stretch all over the place with lots of strong enemies around with adds to the challenge.

In MTWII, I like the Byzantines except they are so OP that you can pretty much just dominate everyone, so I usually end up playing someone like the French who have some big opponents around them. I can't bring myself to play the Islamic hordes, I just can't. 
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 02, 2013, 10:43:29 AM
The Byzantines can destroy the Turks in two or three moves in M2TW. I can't play them since I know how to do it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on August 02, 2013, 10:48:36 AM
The Byzantines can destroy the Turks in two or three moves in M2TW. I can't play them since I know how to do it.
Do you use any mods?  I use Stainless Steel 6.4 which makes the game much more entertaining.  Byzantines are still way too OP tho.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 02, 2013, 10:51:00 AM
Nope. I did play Broken Crescent at one point. The Byzantines are fun to play in that one.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 02, 2013, 02:51:37 PM
Great  ;D  That was one of the first franchises I got into in video games, and also love them to death. Most of them anyway  8)

Nice. What are your favorites and least favorites?

Let me count the ways I love them (lol)...

DW 1 - The first one I played as a kid. Loved it, especially in it's time. I guess it was a little simplified, even by NES standards, but that was part of the plan. I've seen/read interviews with the creator and he said all the RPGs at the time were had a more difficult learning curve, numbers heavy, etc., and he wanted to make something almost anyone could play and find enjoyable.

DW 2 - Somehow I missed this one when it originally came out, despite my parents owning a video shop at the time (and thus my having free rentals of pretty much anything that came in). I didn't play this one until years later... I think on a GBC but I'm not sure. Definitely was my least favorite of the first three (trilogy).

DW 3 - One of my favorite. games. ever. Compared to modern RPGs it's obviously fairly short. I think I kept track of the time it took to complete in one run through (cause I'm a geek like that) and it was something like 25 hours of gameplay. And nostalgia might play a part in my loving it so much. But I still go back and play it (emulated) from time to time. My favorite of the series. Last of the games based around Erdrick. My username on some sites is based on that name, so suffice to say I loved that storyline  8)

DW 4 - The last one I got to play as a kid. Bigger than DW 3, and I didn't hate the chapter-based set up, but it did make things seem a little disjointed. It was an interesting concept though. I can still remember the Christmas I got this from my grandparents. By the time we got home I could only play it for like an hour. My cousin slept over that night, and then the next day I wanted to play it but my parents insisted that I go to my bowling league. When I got home my cousin told me he had already beat the first chapter. I was so p*ssed. How dare he beat part of MY game on MY NES!  :D  Anyway, yeah, great game IMO.

After that, I used to be subscribed to the Enix newsletter and they were always talking about what was going to come after DW 4. I was so excited. Then --poof-- no more DQ/DW in the US for a while.

DQ 5 and 6 - Didn't play these till years later on the DS. Not sure how I would have liked them as a kid/teen, but as an adult they seemed just ok to me. Maybe it was because I was playing modern RPGs at the time, or had missed them earlier, or had to play them on a small screen... but whatever it was, while I enjoyed them, I didn't love them.

DQ 7 - I didn't own a PS, so I had to wait till I had a PS2 to go back and play this one. Again I felt like it was ok, enjoyable even, but it didn't get me to love it nearly as much as the early ones. Others seem to disagree and think this was the best of the pre-8 games.

DQ 8 - I bought a PS2 just to play this game. I don't remember if I saw it in the store, or saw a commercial for it (Ha, DQ commercials in America, what a surprise!), or what, but I had to have it. It became, at the time I played it, my favorite DQ/DW game. However, after going back and replaying it several times it has faded somewhat. Still probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite of the franchise though.

DQ 9 - First time I played this I didn't think much of it. I guess after 8 I was expecting a mammoth console game, and instead I got a dinky DS game... and a fairly short one if you don't do/care about all the dungeons and such after you beat the game. With this past play through earlier this year though I liked it a lot more.

DQ 10 - Can't played it, since they haven't released it stateside, and I can't read Japanese. Won't play it if they do release it here. I don't want like it, I don't want it. No no no!  Put DQ 11 on a console and not a MMO and I will be a happy fanboy again.

Other DQ/DW related - I have enjoyed what DQM I have played on the DS, but I haven't played enough to say for sure what I think. So, anyway, I'm sure no one cares about the above, but I enjoyed reminiscing with myself anyway   8)

To list from my favorite to least favorite (as of today, anyway):

3 - 4 - 8 - 1 - 9 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 2

First four (3,4,8,1) are classics to me, next 3 are enjoyable (9,5,6), and last two are sorta meh (7,2).

EDIT--wow, didn't realize how long this was till I posted it. I know, tl;dr.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on August 04, 2013, 02:36:43 PM
^ Very nice. I didn't expect you to have played so many (all!) of the main series, since so few people I've talked to have. I haven't even.

I'll have to hold comment on 1/2 comparison until I replay. I did really like what I had played of 3, especially with the class changing system although IIRC it's a shame they eliminated NPC companions for "mercenary" recruits. My GBC copy of 3 doesn't work anymore, or I'd go back and play that too. :(

I thought IV was great. Similarly, I was hesitant about the chapter-based story but I really grew to love it. It's definitely one of my favorites so far.

V is pretty good too, and I especially like the monster-taming aspect of it (because of my DQM-love, of course). The story is alright so far, and the triple-choice marriage aspect is neat too.

I honestly barely remember VI's story. I just now had to read a summary of it to remember what even happened, and still it's vague. I remember a couple really cool parts (like Jamirus on the island, trying to cause a demon uprising - especially since it's featured as a gate boss in DWM1), but that's about it. The characters in VI are actually the kids of DWM, which is cool too.

I haven't played VII, VIII or IX sadly. I do not want X, we do not need DQ MMO's. Final Fantasy can keep that nonsense.

You need to give DWM 1&2 a try, and maybe even DQM: Caravan Heart. Those three games IMO are immensely better than the DQM Joker DS games (although I haven't played Joker 2). IIRC, like Terry/Milly being in DWM from DQVI, Caravan Heart's world map is DW2 and features Keifer from DQVII. Not to mention many of the bosses and monsters that appear in 1-6 in DWM1/2. I can't remember if Joker included the bosses from the DQ series or not.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on August 04, 2013, 02:55:57 PM
Skyrim.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 06, 2013, 08:11:18 PM
I like that Jess McDonell. Very nice girl.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: NightOwl on August 08, 2013, 12:35:51 PM
The Europa Universalis IV demo was released today.

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?706599-Europa-Universalis-IV-Demo-released!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on August 08, 2013, 01:21:56 PM
The Europa Universalis IV demo was released today.

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?706599-Europa-Universalis-IV-Demo-released!
I've seen EU series being sold in stores, but I've never played it.  Is in any good? It seems to be somewhat similar to the Total War series minus the combat portion and more fleshed out on the diplomatic side.  Is that an accurate evaluation?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 08, 2013, 01:25:15 PM
Yes and no. Europa Universalis games are very, very good. I've spent hundreds of hours playing Europa Universalis III.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: NightOwl on August 08, 2013, 02:43:14 PM
The Europa Universalis IV demo was released today.

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?706599-Europa-Universalis-IV-Demo-released!
I've seen EU series being sold in stores, but I've never played it.  Is in any good? It seems to be somewhat similar to the Total War series minus the combat portion and more fleshed out on the diplomatic side.  Is that an accurate evaluation?

Try the demo and you can find out for yourself :D.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on August 08, 2013, 02:50:05 PM
The Europa Universalis IV demo was released today.

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?706599-Europa-Universalis-IV-Demo-released!
I've seen EU series being sold in stores, but I've never played it.  Is in any good? It seems to be somewhat similar to the Total War series minus the combat portion and more fleshed out on the diplomatic side.  Is that an accurate evaluation?

Try the demo and you can find out for yourself :D.
That means I have to go find the website, click the download button, run the installer... Whew!  I'm exhausted just thinking about it!  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: NightOwl on August 08, 2013, 03:09:43 PM
The Europa Universalis IV demo was released today.

http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?706599-Europa-Universalis-IV-Demo-released!
I've seen EU series being sold in stores, but I've never played it.  Is in any good? It seems to be somewhat similar to the Total War series minus the combat portion and more fleshed out on the diplomatic side.  Is that an accurate evaluation?

Try the demo and you can find out for yourself :D.
That means I have to go find the website, click the download button, run the installer... Whew!  I'm exhausted just thinking about it!  ;D

Lol. :P Well basically yes, it's similar to Total War with much more emphasis on macromanagement- diplomacy, trade, religion, exploration/colonization, etc. Much more work is put into historical accuracy and plausibility than in the TW games. It's also broader in scope- you can play any nation in the world between 1444 and 1821.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 09, 2013, 05:56:59 AM
Why are they turning all my favorite game franchises into MMOs? :(  Next up: Civilization (http://www.gamespot.com/features/civilization-online-turning-a-strategy-classic-into-an-mmo-6412613/)...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 09, 2013, 06:10:01 AM
Why are they turning all my favorite game franchises into MMOs? :(  Next up: Civilization (http://www.gamespot.com/features/civilization-online-turning-a-strategy-classic-into-an-mmo-6412613/)...

 >:(
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on August 09, 2013, 09:22:49 AM
Why are they turning all my favorite game franchises into MMOs? :(  Next up: Civilization (http://www.gamespot.com/features/civilization-online-turning-a-strategy-classic-into-an-mmo-6412613/)...

 >:(
+100
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on August 09, 2013, 05:46:22 PM
Recently, when Steam had its Summer Sale, I purchased the legendary edition of Skyrim. So, I have been playing that. A LOT. As in, I've had the game maybe a few weeks, and have logged 35 hours. Which may not seem like much, but when one is playing on a laptop....  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: IoanC on August 12, 2013, 01:52:31 PM
Well, here is me actually playing Battlefield4free: http://youtu.be/rsOuZ5q3j58
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on August 14, 2013, 02:56:37 PM
Recently, when Steam had its Summer Sale, I purchased the legendary edition of Skyrim. So, I have been playing that. A LOT. As in, I've had the game maybe a few weeks, and have logged 35 hours. Which may not seem like much, but when one is playing on a laptop....  ;D

Get ready to spend 70 more hours.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on August 14, 2013, 03:01:44 PM
Playing Tales of Xillia (Symphonia is still the best tales game so far) and Pikmin three. Good to see some decent wii U games coming out this month, rayman legends and Wonderful 101.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on August 14, 2013, 03:03:07 PM
Rune Factory and Harvest Moon.
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Post by: 88Devin12 on August 14, 2013, 03:04:53 PM
Trying to finish some of my game's achievements on Xbox 360, so I'm playing through Crackdown, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dead Rising and State of Decay. I need just one achievement to complete Bioshock, but it isn't really an easy one and requires a new playthrough. I have completed achievements on Crysis, Minecraft and Assassin's Creed II so far. It's getting hard to keep up with the free games Microsoft is giving out each month. Plus that I've been buying some of the games that have been on sale for real cheap, or buying really cheap ones on sale at the store.

I'm in the World of Tanks for the 360 Beta testing, so I've been playing that. Played it for a long time on the PC, kind of wishing they tied my accounts together so I could have the nice tanks on the 360 that I have on the PC, maybe they'll eventually change that once it's out of Beta.

I also have kind of been playing Cube World on the PC for a more relaxing, fun game.
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Post by: John of Patmos on August 14, 2013, 03:12:30 PM
Final fantasy tactics A2...old but good
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Post by: NightOwl on August 14, 2013, 04:30:04 PM
I got EUIV... but I don't really like it, too similar to EUIII, and it runs poorly on my computer, worse than the demo it seems. That's probably not a bad thing, I need to quit computer/video games for good anyway.
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Post by: Asteriktos on August 14, 2013, 04:55:11 PM
Ducktales Remastered is getting some average/poor reviews  :-\
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Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on August 14, 2013, 05:12:33 PM
Recently, when Steam had its Summer Sale, I purchased the legendary edition of Skyrim. So, I have been playing that. A LOT. As in, I've had the game maybe a few weeks, and have logged 35 hours. Which may not seem like much, but when one is playing on a laptop....  ;D

Get ready to spend 70 more hours.

I am prepared.  ;D
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Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on August 14, 2013, 05:13:47 PM
Rune Factory and Harvest Moon.

I could never quite get into Rune Factory. But, Harvest Moon... I LOVE me some Harvest Moon! Which one are you playing through?
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Post by: Iconodule on August 15, 2013, 09:42:07 AM
Ducktales Remastered is getting some average/poor reviews  :-\

How could they screw that up?
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Post by: sheenj on August 15, 2013, 09:58:58 AM
Ducktales Remastered is getting some average/poor reviews  :-\

How could they screw that up?

Once everyone got past the nostalgia, they realized that the gameplay and humor from the 80's do not age well.
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Post by: IoanC on August 15, 2013, 10:19:21 AM
And one from the other game that I play, Need for Speed World: http://youtu.be/m-ZnE7MxoMg
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Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on August 15, 2013, 12:02:16 PM
Rune Factory and Harvest Moon.

I could never quite get into Rune Factory. But, Harvest Moon... I LOVE me some Harvest Moon! Which one are you playing through?

I am playing Friends of Mineral Town.
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Post by: William on August 16, 2013, 01:33:28 AM
I've started playing Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen. It does a lot of stuff really well and a lot of stuff pretty abysmally. Fun for now, though.
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Post by: Asteriktos on August 16, 2013, 04:18:38 PM
Still been playing Civ IV a lot...  though it's maddening to play 12 hours of game time only to get beat about 4 turns before you were going to win the game.  >:(
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Post by: vamrat on August 16, 2013, 05:04:46 PM
Age of Empires II, because my old computer can run it.  Classic.  Been whooping some bottom as the Britons.  I used to play Vikings or Byzantines back in the day, but I find that as I get older, I like to sit back and shoot things.  Hard to beat a longbow for that!
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Post by: William on August 16, 2013, 10:18:21 PM
Why are all the gamers on this forum big strategy nerds? Come join me in the mystical land of RPGs.
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Post by: Nephi on August 16, 2013, 10:26:43 PM
Why are all the gamers on this forum big strategy nerds? Come join me in the mystical land of RPGs.

Hey now, while I'm also a strategy buff, I think most of my posts in this thread have actually been RPG-related.
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Post by: Asteriktos on August 16, 2013, 10:28:58 PM
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.
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Post by: William on August 16, 2013, 10:30:28 PM
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.

I think you and I are this forum's resident Dragon Age fans.
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Post by: Nephi on August 16, 2013, 10:53:17 PM
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.

I think you and I are this forum's resident Dragon Age fans.

Once again I'm overlooked... 8)

Reminds me of a scene from the Big Bang Theory... not that anyone cares (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYdfGsYyALI).
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Post by: William on August 16, 2013, 10:58:52 PM
Hey Asteriktos, did you hear anything? ???
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Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on August 17, 2013, 06:55:32 PM
Rune Factory and Harvest Moon.

I could never quite get into Rune Factory. But, Harvest Moon... I LOVE me some Harvest Moon! Which one are you playing through?

I am playing Friends of Mineral Town.

Quite acceptable. I loved that game. Although, it technically was my sister's, but I taught her the virtue of sharing...  ;D

I am currently playing through Mineral Town. I've been trying to beat that game for ~8 years. Every time I get to the end, my memory card always somehow corrupted, and thus I had to buy a new one and start over. The agony. You have no idea.
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Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on August 17, 2013, 06:58:40 PM
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.

I still haven't gotten through the first Dragon Age. I got about a third of the way through, and then the game wouldn't work. I haven't really tried it on my new computer, mostly because I already know what happens (up until that point), and it seems like a drag to do it over again (especially when it is technically my first play-through still). Someday, maybe. Someday.
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Post by: John of Patmos on August 17, 2013, 07:47:30 PM
Good for you. I have played Skyrim for a gazillion, zillion hours. I almost look up for dragons when I leave the house.  :)
I never played it...is it worth it?  I inherit my brother's ps3 this Christmas!
And I'm dying to play Crusader Kings II, but alas my computer is garbage.
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Post by: John of Patmos on August 17, 2013, 07:50:41 PM
Why are all the gamers on this forum big strategy nerds? Come join me in the mystical land of RPGs.
I love both...Final Fantasy tactics is a good mix, IMO.
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Post by: TheTrisagion on August 19, 2013, 10:13:22 AM
Why are all the gamers on this forum big strategy nerds? Come join me in the mystical land of RPGs.

I played a crazy amount of LOTRO, but burnt out on it.  I felt as if it was destroying the mystique of Middle Earth in my mind.
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Post by: WPM on August 20, 2013, 10:07:55 AM
It would be an online strategy game.
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Post by: 88Devin12 on August 20, 2013, 11:38:26 AM
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.

I think you and I are this forum's resident Dragon Age fans.

I played Dragon Age Origins, I'm stopped in the Dwarven highways section. I just got distracted by other games, I'll eventually get  back to it so I can get as many achievements as possible for the 360.
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Post by: Cyrillic on August 20, 2013, 11:41:42 AM
Europa Universalis IV. It feels more like Europa Universalis 3.5.
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Post by: Nephi on August 20, 2013, 11:48:06 AM
I enjoy RPGs as well, though I am somewhat selective.  :police: As for upcoming RPGs... I probably won't have a computer good enough to handle Elder Scrolls Online; I am definitely looking forward to Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014; and I am keeping an eye on the development of an RPG titled Mistborn: Birthright, due in 2015.

I think you and I are this forum's resident Dragon Age fans.

I played Dragon Age Origins, I'm stopped in the Dwarven highways section. I just got distracted by other games, I'll eventually get  back to it so I can get as many achievements as possible for the 360.

The Orzammar part of the game was probably my favorite, next to that village with the cultists.
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Post by: Asteriktos on August 20, 2013, 01:47:06 PM
As long as you don't say you liked the fade. As part of the mage origin story it wasn't bad, but as an entire things? I actually love the tower of mages part up till that point, then... meh. Changing to different things is cool and all, but overall... meh. MEH.  8)
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Post by: WeldeMikael on August 20, 2013, 02:12:39 PM
Europa Universalis IV.

Awesome.
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Post by: Nephi on August 20, 2013, 03:07:11 PM
As long as you don't say you liked the fade. As part of the mage origin story it wasn't bad, but as an entire things? I actually love the tower of mages part up till that point, then... meh. Changing to different things is cool and all, but overall... meh. MEH.  8)

I was just complaining about this to someone the other day. For PC users, thank God for Skip the Fade (http://modsreloaded.com/skip-the-fade). It was neat enough the first time, but never again.
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Post by: 88Devin12 on August 20, 2013, 03:17:59 PM
As long as you don't say you liked the fade. As part of the mage origin story it wasn't bad, but as an entire things? I actually love the tower of mages part up till that point, then... meh. Changing to different things is cool and all, but overall... meh. MEH.  8)

I was just complaining about this to someone the other day. For PC users, thank God for Skip the Fade (http://modsreloaded.com/skip-the-fade). It was neat enough the first time, but never again.

Playing on the 360, there's no chance for mods. But you can use exploits to help you through.
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Post by: mike on August 20, 2013, 03:49:30 PM
Random battles at Pokemon Showdown.
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Post by: biro on August 20, 2013, 04:02:06 PM
Vancouver 2010. Fun stuff, although it didn't have all the events, maybe 1/2 of them. I just got the hang of the bobsled. :)
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Post by: William on August 20, 2013, 05:03:20 PM
I didn't hate the Fade like everyone else seems to. I thought it was interesting getting some insight into the party members' desires and fears. Plus we got to kind of see Weisshaupt.

Still, the Deep Roads give me some of my fondest virtual adventuring memories. Both DA games did them pretty well.
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Post by: Nephi on August 21, 2013, 12:29:37 AM
Just finished Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker.

Now I'm deciding between DQ I and IX...
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Post by: Asteriktos on August 28, 2013, 02:12:21 PM
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
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Post by: biro on August 28, 2013, 02:24:37 PM
GTA IV
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Post by: Nephi on August 28, 2013, 08:34:38 PM
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

How is it so far? If I can find the time, I plan to give it a try in the near future.
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Post by: Asteriktos on August 28, 2013, 08:49:53 PM
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2

How is it so far? If I can find the time, I plan to give it a try in the near future.

The game seems fairly enjoyable so far... my only complaint is that it has a close-up third person POV, and in certain areas it is sometimes difficult figuring out what direction you are supposed to be going... or for that matter what direction you are going. I wish you could switch between 1st and 3rd person, or at least customize how far away from the character you are. Other than that it's been good though. I just beat the first minor boss as I was typing this post  ;D
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Post by: Nephi on August 28, 2013, 11:06:46 PM
How is it so far? If I can find the time, I plan to give it a try in the near future.

The game seems fairly enjoyable so far... my only complaint is that it has a close-up third person POV, and in certain areas it is sometimes difficult figuring out what direction you are supposed to be going... or for that matter what direction you are going. I wish you could switch between 1st and 3rd person, or at least customize how far away from the character you are. Other than that it's been good though. I just beat the first minor boss as I was typing this post  ;D

So is the POV the same as the original Joker? I can't remember if you'd said you had played it or not. Joker had a third-person POV, but I don't remember it causing more than a little trouble, and IIRC only in one cave. A first-person POV would be interesting for a DQ game, but I'm not sure how good it would be in practice (especially with the sub-par graphics of Joker - IDK if they're improved in Joker 2).
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Post by: Asteriktos on August 29, 2013, 10:47:11 PM
I haven't played the original, so I'm afraid I have nothing to compare the second one to. Perhaps I was spoiled by Skyrim, where I can zoom way out. But then I grew up on RPGs with the characters being little more than blobs of a couple-few colors, and viewed from high above, letting you see what's going on all around you.  :angel:

(http://199.101.98.242/media/shots/55335-Dragon_Warrior_III_(USA)-2.jpg)
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Post by: Asteriktos on August 31, 2013, 07:53:49 PM
In the new Dragon Age I was hoping for something more like the big open world of Skyrim rather than segregated areas, but this somehow sounds acceptable to me...

http://au.gamespot.com/features/dragon-age-inquisition-says-goodbye-to-claustrophobia-hello-to-tactical-combat-6413921/ (http://au.gamespot.com/features/dragon-age-inquisition-says-goodbye-to-claustrophobia-hello-to-tactical-combat-6413921/)
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Post by: Nephi on August 31, 2013, 09:55:27 PM
In the new Dragon Age I was hoping for something more like the big open world of Skyrim rather than segregated areas, but this somehow sounds acceptable to me...

http://au.gamespot.com/features/dragon-age-inquisition-says-goodbye-to-claustrophobia-hello-to-tactical-combat-6413921/ (http://au.gamespot.com/features/dragon-age-inquisition-says-goodbye-to-claustrophobia-hello-to-tactical-combat-6413921/)

Growing up on Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and having played the Planescape and Fallout (1+2) games, I honestly prefer the segregated areas. Playing Fallout 3/Oblivion just feels like space between areas for the sake of space.
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Post by: biro on August 31, 2013, 10:23:47 PM
I can't wait for Elder Scrolls Online. Then I shall be able to play Skyrim every day forever!!
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 02, 2013, 09:54:22 PM
There were five or six copies of Dragon Quest IX in the $10 bargain bin at the local Walmart. My heart shed a tear. Yet, as sad as it was to see so many unsold copies, perhaps good can come of this, and some people will take a chance on it for $10, and be introduced to the greatness, the awesomeness, the sheer epicness, of Dragon Quest.
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 02, 2013, 09:55:04 PM
Regarding Elder Scrolls, I'll admit that the monthly fee announcement through me for a bit of a loop... but if it's good I'll certainly give it a shot.
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Post by: Nephi on September 02, 2013, 10:02:56 PM
There were five or six copies of Dragon Quest IX in the $10 bargain bin at the local Walmart. My heart shed a tear. Yet, as sad as it was to see so many unsold copies, perhaps good can come of this, and some people will take a chance on it for $10, and be introduced to the greatness, the awesomeness, the sheer epicness, of Dragon Quest.

They sell almost as cheap as candy on ebay, sadly.
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 03, 2013, 12:01:12 AM
It's "threw me," not "through me."  u kant spell asteriskman.
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 03, 2013, 04:03:04 PM
(https://sphotos-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1235277_10151803147219523_693119800_n.jpg)
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Post by: TheTrisagion on September 03, 2013, 04:07:11 PM
LOL!  What madness is this?!?!  You expect people to actually get good at the video games now?  This crazytalk must be stopped now.  For only 1.99, you can unlock the crazytalk silencer which is good for 39 whole minutes.
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Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 03, 2013, 04:43:13 PM
(https://sphotos-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1235277_10151803147219523_693119800_n.jpg)

Two hours a day of that game, Monday through Friday, got me through junior year of high school.  Wonderful! 
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Post by: 88Devin12 on September 06, 2013, 01:33:09 AM
I just got EUIV and it isn't much different than EUIII, there are some differences, though kind of minor. Obviously I've started as Byzantium. It's 1510 and I've already captured all of Asia Minor, Greece and most of the Balkans. I have Bosnia (which is Serbia/Bosnia/Croatia combined) as a personal union, and Wallachia (Romania) and Armenia as vassals. I'm currently warring against Syria to gain a few provinces including Antioch. I plan on also warring against Aq Qoyunlu to free Georgia from it's grips and to eventually gain Georgia as a vassal. Then on to finishing off the Mamluks!
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 06, 2013, 07:51:16 PM
I miss Railroad Tycoon. Sure it had it's limitations, but that was a fun game.

(http://www.dealspwn.com/writer/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/railroad_tycoon02-540x335.png)
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Post by: TheTrisagion on September 06, 2013, 08:30:54 PM
Wow, that is the old school version.  I played RCII and III.  They are lots of fun.
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 06, 2013, 08:53:40 PM
I think that was one of the first three games I played on PC, along with Civilization and Wolfenstein 3D. Sid Meier also had Colonization, Pirates, etc. back then... he could do no wrong for a while there...
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Post by: TheTrisagion on September 06, 2013, 08:58:21 PM
I think that was one of the first three games I played on PC, along with Civilization and Wolfenstein 3D. Sid Meier also had Colonization, Pirates, etc. back then... he could do no wrong for a while there...
WOLFENSTEIN 3D

That was a great game.  My parents were convinced that it was abhorrent and it would turn me into a mass murderer.  So far, I have dodged that bullet.
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Post by: William on September 06, 2013, 08:59:30 PM
In the new Dragon Age I was hoping for something more like the big open world of Skyrim rather than segregated areas, but this somehow sounds acceptable to me...

http://au.gamespot.com/features/dragon-age-inquisition-says-goodbye-to-claustrophobia-hello-to-tactical-combat-6413921/ (http://au.gamespot.com/features/dragon-age-inquisition-says-goodbye-to-claustrophobia-hello-to-tactical-combat-6413921/)

I'm really happy to hear that enemies won't scale.
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Post by: hecma925 on September 06, 2013, 09:22:56 PM
I think that was one of the first three games I played on PC, along with Civilization and Wolfenstein 3D. Sid Meier also had Colonization, Pirates, etc. back then... he could do no wrong for a while there...
WOLFENSTEIN 3D

That was a great game.  My parents were convinced that it was abhorrent and it would turn me into a mass murderer.  So far, I have dodged that bullet.

Thank goodness Mech-Hitler isn't running around nowadays.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on September 07, 2013, 06:23:19 PM
In the new Dragon Age I was hoping for something more like the big open world of Skyrim rather than segregated areas, but this somehow sounds acceptable to me...

http://au.gamespot.com/features/dragon-age-inquisition-says-goodbye-to-claustrophobia-hello-to-tactical-combat-6413921/ (http://au.gamespot.com/features/dragon-age-inquisition-says-goodbye-to-claustrophobia-hello-to-tactical-combat-6413921/)

I'm really happy to hear that enemies won't scale.

+1
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on September 07, 2013, 09:48:37 PM
I've been on a video game buying spree lately. I've bought The Last Story (Wii), Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (Wii), and Star Ocean: The Last Hope (360). Hoping to get to The Last Story first, ironically.

I also bought FFXIII, 360 edition, again, because I figure I'll finally finish it one of these days.

I've been thinking about trying BlazBlue again. Anyone got any opinions on how the franchise has done over the past year or so?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on September 08, 2013, 02:22:02 AM
I liked Railrood tycoon too whenIwas younger

I didntlike the newerone

ioasdhfoihdsf

mystupid space bar is breaking, i think i no longer can post on these forums

the end is near
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on September 08, 2013, 02:22:40 AM
Rune Factory and Harvest Moon.

lol harvest moon

i think i played that on like a game boy advanced or something

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on September 08, 2013, 02:25:11 AM
Europa Universalis IV. It feels more like Europa Universalis 3.5.

I never bought it, I am angry that they did not include in the holy see panel the home region of each cardinal the name of the cardinal

:p

and too many dlcs and stuff turn me off, especially day 1 ones

(really it was because of the dlc spam I am sick of it, I don't want to play games with dlc spam, I dont want to do ck II all over again. day one dlc though makes me really angry I want to bash my computer)
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Post by: Gunnarr on September 08, 2013, 02:28:30 AM
The Byzantines can destroy the Turks in two or three moves in M2TW. I can't play them since I know how to do it.
Do you use any mods?  I use Stainless Steel 6.4 which makes the game much more entertaining.  Byzantines are still way too OP tho.

I loved stainless steel!!!

and i LOVE that that game has orthodox priest headgear!!!

Every time I played that game as the byzantines, I love the priests so much I put one, a bishop, in every city I have pretending they are the cities bishop...

and now, when they added in a patriarch in the mod, ohhhh boy !!! xp

although, I like Rome Barbarian Invasion, I could have orthodox priests on the battle field :p inspire those men!!!
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Post by: Gunnarr on September 08, 2013, 02:30:36 AM
Yes and no. Europa Universalis games are very, very good. I've spent hundreds of hours playing Europa Universalis III.

me too

hundreds and hundreds of hours making the entire world orthodox ;) hahahaha

I really prefer though to play as the Pope, and try to take every land possible, then release them as a vassal Archbishop/Bishopric

The Kingdom of God on Earth has begun!
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Post by: Gunnarr on September 08, 2013, 02:32:17 AM
One last spam post

I don't think I will be buying Rome II TOtal war

the first Total war game I wont be buying...

I don't like the dlc spam they are doing.




All those factions which are locked, future dlc...
Back in the olden days, those would unlock when you defeated them on a campaign map!!! You didn't need to pay money for them months later in order to gain hype!!!
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Post by: WeldeMikael on September 08, 2013, 03:31:03 AM
I miss Railroad Tycoon. Sure it had it's limitations, but that was a fun game.

(http://www.dealspwn.com/writer/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/railroad_tycoon02-540x335.png)

My eyes...
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 08, 2013, 06:57:11 AM
I miss Railroad Tycoon. Sure it had it's limitations, but that was a fun game.

(http://www.dealspwn.com/writer/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/railroad_tycoon02-540x335.png)

My eyes...

...have seen the coming of the glory of the Lord?
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Post by: Nephi on September 08, 2013, 07:27:37 AM
One last spam post

I don't think I will be buying Rome II TOtal war

the first Total war game I wont be buying...

I don't like the dlc spam they are doing.




All those factions which are locked, future dlc...
Back in the olden days, those would unlock when you defeated them on a campaign map!!! You didn't need to pay money for them months later in order to gain hype!!!

They've been getting us on DLC non-stop since Empire came out. Is Rome II worse?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on September 08, 2013, 07:36:41 AM
I miss Railroad Tycoon. Sure it had it's limitations, but that was a fun game.

(http://www.dealspwn.com/writer/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/railroad_tycoon02-540x335.png)

My eyes...

...have seen the coming of the glory of the Lord?


Wow.
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Post by: WeldeMikael on September 08, 2013, 07:37:45 AM
One last spam post

I don't think I will be buying Rome II TOtal war

the first Total war game I wont be buying...

I don't like the dlc spam they are doing.





All those factions which are locked, future dlc...
Back in the olden days, those would unlock when you defeated them on a campaign map!!! You didn't need to pay money for them months later in order to gain hype!!!

They've been getting us on DLC non-stop since Empire came out. Is Rome II worse?


Well, better keep playing good old RTW then  :D
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 08, 2013, 07:51:53 AM
Wow.

(http://takegame.com/strategic/pictures/railroadtycoon.png)

They just don't make games with graphics this good anymore!
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 08, 2013, 12:04:42 PM
^Though, admittedly, the gameplay and talk at PAX for the next Dragon Age (http://youtu.be/IML4hhg8Yz0) got me pretty excited.
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Post by: Shiny on September 08, 2013, 02:16:03 PM
(https://sphotos-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1235277_10151803147219523_693119800_n.jpg)
Aztec was impossible on 00 Agent.

I still don't know how 13 year old me beat it on that difficulty.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 08, 2013, 02:37:20 PM
I've been watching the list of launch titles for the PS4 and xBONE all year, hoping (irrationally) that some game I was interested in would magically appear... but nope, nothing. The only game that has a somewhat fixed release date that I'm interested in doesn't come out till Fall 2014. Meh. I guess a new computer might be the way to go...
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Post by: biro on September 08, 2013, 07:01:10 PM
Applied again for the Elder Scrolls Online beta. Probably won't get in.
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Post by: Hawkeye on September 08, 2013, 07:27:59 PM
Applied again for the Elder Scrolls Online beta. Probably won't get in.

I got in but forgot to check my email in time and missed it completely, ain't that amusing?
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Post by: Gunnarr on September 08, 2013, 10:09:32 PM
Anyone else play this?  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/omq7F8z.jpg)
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Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on September 09, 2013, 12:07:04 AM
Recently acquire "Okami" for the good ole' PS2.

Go to set up the PS2. And I forgot the power cord back at home. Nay- I MIXED IT UP WITH A LAPTOP POWER CORD.

My grief is immense.
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Post by: Gunnarr on September 10, 2013, 10:40:49 AM
I miss Railroad Tycoon. Sure it had it's limitations, but that was a fun game.

(http://www.dealspwn.com/writer/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/railroad_tycoon02-540x335.png)

My eyes...

...have seen the coming of the glory of the Lord?

that made me laugh out loud
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Post by: vamrat on September 10, 2013, 11:45:44 AM
One last spam post

I don't think I will be buying Rome II TOtal war

the first Total war game I wont be buying...

I don't like the dlc spam they are doing.




All those factions which are locked, future dlc...
Back in the olden days, those would unlock when you defeated them on a campaign map!!! You didn't need to pay money for them months later in order to gain hype!!!

No, in the old days you opened up My Computer/C:/Program Files/TOTAL WAR and found the factions file and Cut/Pasted them into the UNLOCKED line.   ;D
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Post by: WeldeMikael on September 10, 2013, 11:48:09 AM
I've just finished Amnesia : A Machine For Pigs.

Well..
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 10, 2013, 11:52:53 AM
...have seen the coming of the glory of the Lord?

I wish I would have got this line right at least  :police:
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Post by: WeldeMikael on September 10, 2013, 11:55:04 AM
...have seen the coming of the glory of the Lord?

I wish I would have got this line right at least  :police:

And I think I wouldn't be alive.  ;)
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Post by: vamrat on September 10, 2013, 11:57:28 AM
I remember playing Sid Meier's Pirates on the Commodore 64.  I had the power cable on top of an upturned fan and would play the game for 15 minutes, then shut it down for 45 min while it cooled.  The remake in the early 2000's had pretty much all the gameplay elements of the old one but without the quirks of the C64.

I am loving this trip down memory lane.  I remember playing the heck out of Lords of the Realm, Oregon Trail II, Field of Glory (an old DOS game about the Hundred Days campaign), Close Combat I/II/II, Doom/Doom II, Wolfenstein...

The only old games I still play are AoE and AoK.  If I can ever find a copy of Close Combat III, I would be all over that.
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Post by: sheenj on September 10, 2013, 12:04:54 PM
I remember playing Sid Meier's Pirates on the Commodore 64.  I had the power cable on top of an upturned fan and would play the game for 15 minutes, then shut it down for 45 min while it cooled.  The remake in the early 2000's had pretty much all the gameplay elements of the old one but without the quirks of the C64.

I am loving this trip down memory lane.  I remember playing the heck out of Lords of the Realm, Oregon Trail II, Field of Glory (an old DOS game about the Hundred Days campaign), Close Combat I/II/II, Doom/Doom II, Wolfenstein...

The only old games I still play are AoE and AoK.  If I can ever find a copy of Close Combat III, I would be all over that.

The CC games were the best. I remember downloading a demo of A Bridge Too Far when I was 8 and playing that for way too long until my parents made me uninstall it.

/Nostalgia.
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Post by: Gunnarr on September 10, 2013, 12:28:19 PM
I played Sid's pirates too but on the PC

I always tried to get the bishop rank in the end ;) jk lol

I always liked the way invasion fleets worked, to see ai actually take land from other factions without my help. Sadly, when I played it on the ds or something it seems they took that out, so when the invasion fleet went somewhere it literally did nothing

anyway, was lots of fun getting a ship of the line
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Post by: biro on September 10, 2013, 12:29:12 PM
Sinking Island.
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Post by: vamrat on September 10, 2013, 12:36:00 PM
I played Sid's pirates too but on the PC

I always tried to get the bishop rank in the end ;) jk lol

I always liked the way invasion fleets worked, to see ai actually take land from other factions without my help. Sadly, when I played it on the ds or something it seems they took that out, so when the invasion fleet went somewhere it literally did nothing

anyway, was lots of fun getting a ship of the line

I got a SOtL once or twice but mostly made do with Schooners.  I would get a Brig here and there if I wanted to take over a city and needed the manpower (which when you get old is one of the better ways of making money as constantly fighting saps you of speed), but otherwise, it was always the fast, nimble ships.  I could even kill the big ships by staying in front and raking their bows.
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Post by: TheTrisagion on September 10, 2013, 01:13:45 PM
Speaking of tall ships games, I've actually been playing Pirates of the Caribbean with the Build 14 mod on it lately.  It is a ton of fun and a million times better than the stock game.  Tons of content,  I highly recommend it if anyone happens to have a copy of POTC which is not so easy to get, unfortunately.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on September 10, 2013, 04:35:43 PM
I remember playing Sid Meier's Pirates on the Commodore 64.  I had the power cable on top of an upturned fan and would play the game for 15 minutes, then shut it down for 45 min while it cooled.  The remake in the early 2000's had pretty much all the gameplay elements of the old one but without the quirks of the C64.

I am loving this trip down memory lane.  I remember playing the heck out of Lords of the Realm, Oregon Trail II, Field of Glory (an old DOS game about the Hundred Days campaign), Close Combat I/II/II, Doom/Doom II, Wolfenstein...

The only old games I still play are AoE and AoK.  If I can ever find a copy of Close Combat III, I would be all over that.

I've been contemplating purchasing Sid Meier's Pirates again, since it is only $10 on Steam. Wonderful game. Plus, it'll satisfy my need for Sid Meier's games until Civ V is within the budget  :D
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 10, 2013, 04:48:57 PM
Pirates! is one game that I enjoyed that I strongly associated with a music album. I just wish the album I associated it with was a little better than Underoath's They're Only Chasing Safety  :angel:
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 10, 2013, 05:04:36 PM
LINK (http://www.gamereactor.eu/previews/89604/Dragon+Age:+Inquisition/)

12 minute interview with a producer from Dragon Age: Inquisition. Somewhat interesting. A bit about Morrigan. My kind of interviewer.
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 10, 2013, 07:04:59 PM
With all the DA stuff lately I decided to start a new game of Dragon Age: Origins tonight. It still surprises me how easily attached you get to Duncan, especially considering how little you actually see of him. Anyway, back to the game, there are darkspawn spiders to kill!
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Post by: FormerReformer on September 10, 2013, 07:12:09 PM
Finally got a hold of Bioshock Infinite. Fun stuff.
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Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on September 10, 2013, 07:52:58 PM
With all the DA stuff lately I decided to start a new game of Dragon Age: Origins tonight. It still surprises me how easily attached you get to Duncan, especially considering how little you actually see of him. Anyway, back to the game, there are darkspawn spiders to kill!

I've had difficulty playing that game. Mostly because in the past, my computer hasn't been able to handle it. But, I'm planning on trying again.

Eventually.
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 12, 2013, 04:03:44 PM
38 Studios' Kingdoms of Amalur Rights Going to Auction This Month (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/09/12/38-studios-kingdoms-of-amalur-rights-going-to-auction)

Last year, following the cataclysmic implosion of 38 Studios, the Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning rights are scheduled to go to auction as early as this month. Richard Land, the court-appointed receiver for 38, told WPRI that Copernicus and the Amalur IP will go on sale "soon."...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on September 12, 2013, 07:48:35 PM
Just purchased, and currently downloading, "Tomb Raider" (the newest one).  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on September 13, 2013, 02:32:51 AM
Ive lately been playing War Thunder

you fly wwII planes
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on September 14, 2013, 05:45:29 AM
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
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Post by: John of Patmos on September 14, 2013, 09:52:42 PM
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Classic.  I'm playing it now too.
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Post by: Didyma on September 14, 2013, 10:00:20 PM
Well, I would be playing Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines...if it would LOAD!
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Post by: lovesupreme on September 14, 2013, 10:13:53 PM
Doom II. Little bit of trivia: Sandy Petersen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Petersen), who designed 17 (more than half) of the levels for Doom II, is a Mormon.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on September 16, 2013, 02:39:31 AM
Over the last few days, I've been playing some BlazBlue. I just bought Continuum Shift EXTEND and am impressed with most of the changes from Calamity Trigger.
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Post by: Nicene on September 16, 2013, 03:26:07 AM
Rayman legends was great now im going through Kingdom heats 1.5
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Post by: Cyrillic on September 16, 2013, 03:26:59 AM
Rayman legends was great now im going through Kingdom heats 1.5

It made me scream in agony innumerable times.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 16, 2013, 03:40:28 AM
Over the last few days, I've been playing some BlazBlue. I just bought Continuum Shift EXTEND and am impressed with most of the changes from Calamity Trigger.

 ???

Are these mobile games or something? Facebook?  Or did I somehow get stuck in an alternate universe, leading to my confusion?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on September 16, 2013, 05:08:12 PM
Over the last few days, I've been playing some BlazBlue. I just bought Continuum Shift EXTEND and am impressed with most of the changes from Calamity Trigger.

 ???

Are these mobile games or something? Facebook?  Or did I somehow get stuck in an alternate universe, leading to my confusion?

It's XBox 360 and PS3, although it does have a PSP and DS installment, too.

http://blazbluegame.com/
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 16, 2013, 05:11:28 PM
Oh. Well enjoy then  :)
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Post by: biro on September 16, 2013, 06:01:32 PM
Wanted to pick up GTA V tonight. Will probably go Saturday.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on September 17, 2013, 10:01:43 PM
I've gotten sucked into League of Legends by my friends. Rather fun, actually.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on September 17, 2013, 10:15:38 PM
Wanted to pick up GTA V tonight. Will probably go Saturday.

That is not a game a christian should be playing

*goes play world of tanks*
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ilyazhito on September 18, 2013, 09:56:11 AM
I don't usually play video games, because I don't have a console, but I prefer sports games whenever I have a chance to play. Be A Pro mode is very cool, making and developing your own character.
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 18, 2013, 09:01:56 PM
GTAV generates $800 million in 24 hours (http://www.gamespot.com/news/gtav-generates-800-million-in-24-hours-6414611)


(http://images.lazygamer.net/2012/10/shut-up-and-take-my-money.jpg)
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Post by: Феофан on September 19, 2013, 07:09:17 PM
I bought GTA5 this morning ... the clincher for me was discovering Rockstar included the ability to skip challenges if you failed more than a few times like in LA Noir.  I have a kind of nerve tremor in my thumb that totally sucks at video games. 

woohoo!  now where is the god-mode cheat?   ;)
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Post by: biro on September 19, 2013, 08:54:44 PM
I bought GTA5 this morning ... the clincher for me was discovering Rockstar included the ability to skip challenges if you failed more than a few times like in LA Noir.  I have a kind of nerve tremor in my thumb that totally sucks at video games. 

woohoo!  now where is the god-mode cheat?   ;)

I bet they just haven't posted the cheats yet, because it's so new. Give them a few days, there ought to be something on Gamefaqs.com.  ;)
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Post by: Феофан on September 19, 2013, 11:40:11 PM
I bet they just haven't posted the cheats yet, because it's so new. Give them a few days, there ought to be something on Gamefaqs.com.  ;)

Thanks biro, I'll have a look. 

Were you joking about getting this game?  The reviewers said it was misogynistic so I was surprised to see you mention it ... but I guess there's a million ways to play a game like that.
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Post by: ironchapman on September 20, 2013, 01:21:29 AM
After about 5 years, I've finally gone online with my Xbox 360. I wasn't going to spend all that money for a wireless adapter for the system, but I lacked a cable of adequate length to plug it in to a wired connection. That changed when I got a 50ft ethernet cable for cheap off of eBay recently. I've decided to go online because a lot of my college friends game online, too. You can find me under the same username I have here. Send me a private message or post your own name here if you want me to know who you are.
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Post by: William on September 20, 2013, 06:24:43 PM
I bought GTA5 this morning ... the clincher for me was discovering Rockstar included the ability to skip challenges if you failed more than a few times like in LA Noir.  I have a kind of nerve tremor in my thumb that totally sucks at video games. 

woohoo!  now where is the god-mode cheat?   ;)

Cool, skipping challenges and god mode. Maybe next they'll have games that play themselves.
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Post by: Shiny on September 21, 2013, 05:51:53 AM
After about 5 years, I've finally gone online with my Xbox 360. I wasn't going to spend all that money for a wireless adapter for the system, but I lacked a cable of adequate length to plug it in to a wired connection. That changed when I got a 50ft ethernet cable for cheap off of eBay recently. I've decided to go online because a lot of my college friends game online, too. You can find me under the same username I have here. Send me a private message or post your own name here if you want me to know who you are.
5 tears too late
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Post by: Феофан on September 21, 2013, 01:56:00 PM
I bought GTA5 this morning ... the clincher for me was discovering Rockstar included the ability to skip challenges if you failed more than a few times like in LA Noir.  I have a kind of nerve tremor in my thumb that totally sucks at video games. 

woohoo!  now where is the god-mode cheat?   ;)

Cool, skipping challenges and god mode. Maybe next they'll have games that play themselves.

I wish I could complete challenges but I can't.  If I try to 'draw' a circle in the air with the tip of my thumb it takes a series of erratic jumps of maybe a quarter inch or so.  I never notice this disability except in video games, but then it's just about fatal.  I'm unable to hit most moving targets or steer fast moving vehicles.

I suspect there are many disabled people who can't finish computer games but are too embarrassed to mention it.  I'd like to see more companies give the option of unlocking the whole game if customers wish to - (just don't give them medals or high scores).  This would allow disabled people to see more of the games they buy.
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Post by: biro on September 21, 2013, 02:14:54 PM
I bet they just haven't posted the cheats yet, because it's so new. Give them a few days, there ought to be something on Gamefaqs.com.  ;)

Thanks biro, I'll have a look. 

Were you joking about getting this game?  The reviewers said it was misogynistic so I was surprised to see you mention it ... but I guess there's a million ways to play a game like that.

Yes, I did get it today, even though it is icky and stuff... I figured all the characters get killed a lot, which means they pay for what they did, and that evens it out in a really awful film noir way.  :) I try not to take games too literally. In a way, the game's so complex it's almost art- and art can have a multitude of uses and meanings.

Now I'm off to get blowed up in the not-so-imaginary Los Santos! It was nice knowing everybody. I'll take oxygen breaks every few days. ;)
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Post by: William on September 21, 2013, 04:24:43 PM
I bought GTA5 this morning ... the clincher for me was discovering Rockstar included the ability to skip challenges if you failed more than a few times like in LA Noir.  I have a kind of nerve tremor in my thumb that totally sucks at video games. 

woohoo!  now where is the god-mode cheat?   ;)

Cool, skipping challenges and god mode. Maybe next they'll have games that play themselves.

I wish I could complete challenges but I can't.  If I try to 'draw' a circle in the air with the tip of my thumb it takes a series of erratic jumps of maybe a quarter inch or so.  I never notice this disability except in video games, but then it's just about fatal.  I'm unable to hit most moving targets or steer fast moving vehicles.

I suspect there are many disabled people who can't finish computer games but are too embarrassed to mention it.  I'd like to see more companies give the option of unlocking the whole game if customers wish to - (just don't give them medals or high scores).  This would allow disabled people to see more of the games they buy.

Hand eye coordination can be trained. In fact, videogames are one way that doctors encourage people to do so.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 21, 2013, 04:31:17 PM
After about 5 years, I've finally gone online with my Xbox 360. I wasn't going to spend all that money for a wireless adapter for the system, but I lacked a cable of adequate length to plug it in to a wired connection. That changed when I got a 50ft ethernet cable for cheap off of eBay recently. I've decided to go online because a lot of my college friends game online, too. You can find me under the same username I have here. Send me a private message or post your own name here if you want me to know who you are.
5 tears too late

Perhaps. Though if MS is anything like Sony they plan on keeping the console somewhat relevant for a couple more years. It could be worse: Nintendo hasn't been relevant since the day before they released the WiiU.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 21, 2013, 04:46:59 PM
So it's been a long time since I played a GTA game, probably like 7+ years, and even then I wasn't that interested. I did see a vid of the new one though and it looked... well at least better than what I remember. So what exactly happens? Do you have missions you have to complete, like "go shoot the cops over on X street" or whatever? Is the storyline important, or is it just one thing among many that you can do? How many hours of gameplay can you expect to get out of it? Just general thoughts?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hinterlander on September 22, 2013, 09:01:35 AM
I've been playing Card Hunter the last several days.   Anyone else heard of this / try it out yet?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 24, 2013, 09:47:04 PM
I've been playing Card Hunter the last several days.   Anyone else heard of this / try it out yet?

I haven't...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 24, 2013, 09:48:11 PM
I finished my DA:O game, and I don't feel like replaying it again, so I guess I'm going to play a bit of Skyrim for a bit. I plan on getting GTAV early next week...
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Post by: Asteriktos on September 24, 2013, 11:11:26 PM
Haven't watched Conan in a while, but this (http://youtu.be/EB_XX_IM8io) was funny...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on September 25, 2013, 02:20:55 AM
I bought GTA5 this morning ... the clincher for me was discovering Rockstar included the ability to skip challenges if you failed more than a few times like in LA Noir.  I have a kind of nerve tremor in my thumb that totally sucks at video games. 

woohoo!  now where is the god-mode cheat?   ;)

Cool, skipping challenges and god mode. Maybe next they'll have games that play themselves.

That would be the last few (non MMORPG) installments of Final Fantasy....
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Post by: lovesupreme on September 25, 2013, 02:30:41 AM
Hexen! I've had to use a guide since it's so darn labyrinthine, but what a nice twist on the standard DOOM formula.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on October 07, 2013, 02:43:43 PM
Just purchased Civilization V: Gold Edition. I'm pumped!  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: sheenj on October 07, 2013, 03:14:19 PM
State of Decay is a pretty good, if a little campy, Zombie Survival game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on October 07, 2013, 03:24:58 PM
Dragon Age: Origins playthrough as a Dwarf Noble on the 360. It's surprisingly pleasant to play on a console, even after having played it on PC.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (DS), hoping to actually beat it this time since I've finished the second one.

And some brief playing of the Kingdoms Grand Campaign Mod for Medieval II: Total War.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on October 07, 2013, 03:38:21 PM
Sid Meier's Pirates.  Playing the heck out of that game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hawkeye on October 07, 2013, 07:38:48 PM
I've sunk enough time into Crusader Kings 2 to last the rest of my life and though I've manage to quit it at times, it seems I've fallen off the wagon again.

The lives (and deaths; oh, so many deaths) of the descendant dynasts of my Serbian alter-ego are just too delicious!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on October 07, 2013, 09:35:19 PM
Dragon Age: Origins playthrough as a Dwarf Noble on the 360. It's surprisingly pleasant to play on a console, even after having played it on PC.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (DS), hoping to actually beat it this time since I've finished the second one.

And some brief playing of the Kingdoms Grand Campaign Mod for Medieval II: Total War.

Do me a favor and ally with your brother during the Orzammar questline, then report back on the dialogue changes.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on October 07, 2013, 10:01:32 PM
Do me a favor and ally with your brother during the Orzammar questline, then report back on the dialogue changes.

I've always sided with Bhelen in my other playthroughs, but after getting exiled and all I really kind of just want to kill him.

That said, I've heard Dwarf Noble's return to Orzammar is one of the most fulfilling in DAO, although I'm not sure for which option.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: William on October 07, 2013, 11:01:57 PM
Do me a favor and ally with your brother during the Orzammar questline, then report back on the dialogue changes.

I've always sided with Bhelen in my other playthroughs, but after getting exiled and all I really kind of just want to kill him.

That said, I've heard Dwarf Noble's return to Orzammar is one of the most fulfilling in DAO, although I'm not sure for which option.

I've always wanted to see just how plotholed the game gets with a Dwarf Noble siding with Bhelen.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on October 08, 2013, 02:07:43 AM
Just beat Bioshock Infinite a few hours ago. Now time for the tough decisions- get around to beating Skyrim, play the semi-newish Tomb Raider, or go nostalgic and play FFVII.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on October 08, 2013, 06:30:01 AM
Just beat Bioshock Infinite a few hours ago. Now time for the tough decisions- get around to beating Skyrim, play the semi-newish Tomb Raider, or go nostalgic and play FFVII.
I see you are using steam. That Bioshock deal on Sunday was great.

I'm thinking about buying FFVII on Steam since it's sorta remastered for newer OS'

Never got past 5 minutes of that game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on October 08, 2013, 09:54:14 AM
Just beat Bioshock Infinite a few hours ago. Now time for the tough decisions- get around to beating Skyrim, play the semi-newish Tomb Raider, or go nostalgic and play FFVII.
I see you are using steam. That Bioshock deal on Sunday was great.

I'm thinking about buying FFVII on Steam since it's sorta remastered for newer OS'

Never got past 5 minutes of that game.
Magic 2014 on Steam.

primuspilus.hb is my username for any interested.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shlomlokh on October 08, 2013, 12:33:05 PM
Playing Diablo 3 still with some friends. My wife and I are getting geared up for Pokemon X and Y though.

In Christ,
Andrew
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on October 08, 2013, 01:52:00 PM
Playing Diablo 3 still with some friends. My wife and I are getting geared up for Pokemon X and Y though.

In Christ,
Andrew

Was your wife always into Pokemon or did you somehow brainwash her? I wish mine were into Pokemon.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hinterlander on October 08, 2013, 01:55:21 PM
Just purchased Civilization V: Gold Edition. I'm pumped!  ;D

I've been playing Civ 5 through all its expansions.  The gold edition does not include the latest (Brave New World) but does have Gods & Kings.  I currently do not have it installed on my computer because it's too addicting.  I've logged close to 1k hours since I bought it two years ago.  Frightful.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hinterlander on October 08, 2013, 01:57:41 PM
I've been playing Card Hunter the last several days.   Anyone else heard of this / try it out yet?

So I have a party up to lvl 14.  Tough game.  I ragequit a level then somehow find myself struggling to beat it the next day.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shlomlokh on October 08, 2013, 02:47:07 PM
Playing Diablo 3 still with some friends. My wife and I are getting geared up for Pokemon X and Y though.

In Christ,
Andrew

Was your wife always into Pokemon or did you somehow brainwash her? I wish mine were into Pokemon.
She always wanted to play it as a kid, but never had a gameboy. I loaned her a DS lite and copy of Fire Red and she played it for a week nearly every spare moment she had. She seems to be really excited about getting to play a new game together. There is always hope that your wife will pull through!

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on October 08, 2013, 03:58:56 PM
Just beat Bioshock Infinite a few hours ago. Now time for the tough decisions- get around to beating Skyrim, play the semi-newish Tomb Raider, or go nostalgic and play FFVII.
I see you are using steam. That Bioshock deal on Sunday was great.

I'm thinking about buying FFVII on Steam since it's sorta remastered for newer OS'

Never got past 5 minutes of that game.

I do use Steam, though it's not my only means of PC gaming. Picked up Infinite while it was on sale over the summer, missed the one last Sunday. It took me a few months to get around to beating it. It's sad how often my learning how to create video games gets in the way of my actual video game playing  :laugh:
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on October 08, 2013, 07:53:27 PM
Playing Diablo 3 still with some friends. My wife and I are getting geared up for Pokemon X and Y though.

In Christ,
Andrew

Was your wife always into Pokemon or did you somehow brainwash her? I wish mine were into Pokemon.

People like to ask: what is postmodernity?

When Punchlines to Untold Jokes Structure Casual Conversation

Or when everyone is a comedian and no one is laughing.

SUNY Press 1998.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Iconodule on October 08, 2013, 08:10:18 PM
Playing Diablo 3 still with some friends. My wife and I are getting geared up for Pokemon X and Y though.

In Christ,
Andrew

Was your wife always into Pokemon or did you somehow brainwash her? I wish mine were into Pokemon.

People like to ask: what is postmodernity?

When Punchlines to Untold Jokes Structure Casual Conversation

Or when everyone is a comedian and no one is laughing.

SUNY Press 1998.

LOL
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: peacenprayer on October 08, 2013, 08:38:23 PM
Minecraft and League of Legends. Fun fun.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Marc1152 on October 08, 2013, 09:05:56 PM
Downloading World of Planes as we speak
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Post by: Shlomlokh on October 08, 2013, 09:35:07 PM
Playing Diablo 3 still with some friends. My wife and I are getting geared up for Pokemon X and Y though.

In Christ,
Andrew

Was your wife always into Pokemon or did you somehow brainwash her? I wish mine were into Pokemon.

People like to ask: what is postmodernity?

When Punchlines to Untold Jokes Structure Casual Conversation

Or when everyone is a comedian and no one is laughing.

SUNY Press 1998.
Oh Jason! And we all thought you were dead!

In Christ,
Andrew
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on October 08, 2013, 09:56:02 PM
Playing Diablo 3 still with some friends. My wife and I are getting geared up for Pokemon X and Y though.

In Christ,
Andrew

Was your wife always into Pokemon or did you somehow brainwash her? I wish mine were into Pokemon.

People like to ask: what is postmodernity?

When Punchlines to Untold Jokes Structure Casual Conversation

Or when everyone is a comedian and no one is laughing.

SUNY Press 1998.
Oh Jason! And we all thought you were dead!

In Christ,
Andrew

Soon enough, I promise.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: John of Patmos on October 12, 2013, 01:13:26 PM
X and Y is some good stuff.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on October 12, 2013, 01:38:36 PM
X and Y is some good stuff.

Like 60 new pokes. I'm disappointed.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on October 12, 2013, 06:01:26 PM
X and Y is some good stuff.

I remember when there were just 150...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on October 13, 2013, 03:31:55 AM
X and Y is some good stuff.
Playing it right now. When did Pokemon become so complicated is the first thing I think about when I see this game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on October 15, 2013, 05:19:37 AM
Downloading World of Planes as we speak

HISSS HISSS WARTHUNDER IS BETTER HISS HISS HISS
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on October 15, 2013, 05:21:02 AM
I reinstalled Civ III

better than Civ V

 ;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on October 15, 2013, 10:12:17 AM
Downloading World of Planes as we speak

HISSS HISSS WARTHUNDER IS BETTER HISS HISS HISS

I'm waiting for World of Warships.  My friend has been enjoying Warthunder.

Alas, I have been stuck in the land of antiquated computers for several months now.   I am noticing disturbing changes in my social life, like, I kind of have one.  And I am building and making things.  This is all so very weird...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shlomlokh on October 15, 2013, 11:44:31 AM
X and Y is some good stuff.
Playing it right now. When did Pokemon become so complicated is the first thing I think about when I see this game.
Care to exchange friend codes? :) I am disappointed at the 69 or so new pokemon, but perhaps there are more that are hidden until such a time that Nintendo wants to reveal them? Just beat the fourth gym last night and I'm in the power plant. Really impressed with it so far. 
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on October 15, 2013, 11:54:14 AM
Mount and Blade Warband: Brytenwalda Mod.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hinterlander on October 15, 2013, 01:03:09 PM
I reinstalled Civ III

better than Civ V

 ;)

Have you played BNW?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on October 15, 2013, 09:13:41 PM
Won my first round of Civ V! Cultural Victory! :D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: John of Patmos on October 15, 2013, 09:22:31 PM
X and Y is some good stuff.
Playing it right now. When did Pokemon become so complicated is the first thing I think about when I see this game.
Care to exchange friend codes? :) I am disappointed at the 69 or so new pokemon, but perhaps there are more that are hidden until such a time that Nintendo wants to reveal them? Just beat the fourth gym last night and I'm in the power plant. Really impressed with it so far. 
The fourth gym!!!  My goodness, I thought I was bad!  10 hours and I have 3 badges!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on October 16, 2013, 02:04:27 AM
X and Y is some good stuff.
Playing it right now. When did Pokemon become so complicated is the first thing I think about when I see this game.
Care to exchange friend codes? :) I am disappointed at the 69 or so new pokemon, but perhaps there are more that are hidden until such a time that Nintendo wants to reveal them? Just beat the fourth gym last night and I'm in the power plant. Really impressed with it so far.  

It has already most likely been hacked through. There is no way anything is hidden now.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shlomlokh on October 16, 2013, 08:01:25 AM
X and Y is some good stuff.
Playing it right now. When did Pokemon become so complicated is the first thing I think about when I see this game.
Care to exchange friend codes? :) I am disappointed at the 69 or so new pokemon, but perhaps there are more that are hidden until such a time that Nintendo wants to reveal them? Just beat the fourth gym last night and I'm in the power plant. Really impressed with it so far.  

It has already most likely been hacked through. There is no way anything is hidden now.
Aww pooh. :( Still holding out hope for a chance for hidden megastones and Legendaries though. I thought 3DS games were still unable to be hacked? In any event, we should start an OC.net league or something. :p

In Christ,
Andrew
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ilyazhito on October 16, 2013, 01:10:40 PM
A OC.net league of what? What game would the competition be about?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: John of Patmos on October 20, 2013, 12:06:45 AM
So, I got the the Elite 4...beat all of them.  Got to the champion.  Beat 5/6 of the Pokemon.  My last Pokemon fainted.  Proceeded to hit fist on knee.  Turned off game.  Huh. :-\
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on October 20, 2013, 12:00:18 PM
So, I got the the Elite 4...beat all of them.  Got to the champion.  Beat 5/6 of the Pokemon.  My last Pokemon fainted.  Proceeded to hit fist on knee.  Turned off game.  Huh. :-\

The last game I completed was from Gen III. In gen IV I made all gym leaders but I stopped before the league because my emulator was too slow on my PC.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on October 20, 2013, 01:15:56 PM
Sonic Lost world at moment, its interesting to say the least.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on October 20, 2013, 01:21:12 PM
I still haven't done much in GTA V. Got to get back to it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on October 20, 2013, 11:54:04 PM
Still at Dragon Age: Origins, about ~40 hours into it. I went Redcliffe Village > Circle > Redcliffe Castle > Haven > Orzammar.

And by God I didn't realize before how miserably long the Paragon-hunt quest is. Don't get me wrong, I think Orzammar is one of the most fleshed-out parts of the game, but good Lord they could not have made the dungeon crawling in the Deep Roads less enjoyable if they tried. I just started doing the Gauntlet, and I swear it took me hours just to get to this point, and that's without scouring every inch of every region like I generally do.

I still hated the Fade, but at least it didn't take this long.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on October 21, 2013, 02:12:02 AM
Mount and Blade Warband: Brytenwalda Mod.

PP

I played that too! Although, it crashed constantly for me so I gave up. Also, I wore one of those priests robes and rode a donkey XP hahahahaha it was so funny seeing my warriors follow me around pretending I was trying to protect the poor folks from  bandits, sadly I always play with realistic damage so one or two shots from an arrow and I die. Anyway, It just reminded me of a certain battle during the First Crusade, where a priest rode a donkey in the middle of the battle to inspire the crusaders, and he was shot very quickly by a large number of arrows

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on October 21, 2013, 02:12:47 AM
Sid Meier's Pirates.  Playing the heck out of that game.

I remember playing that when I was like 14... and oh the daughters of certain governers.. o la la... hahahaha
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on October 21, 2013, 02:14:16 AM
I've sunk enough time into Crusader Kings 2 to last the rest of my life and though I've manage to quit it at times, it seems I've fallen off the wagon again.

The lives (and deaths; oh, so many deaths) of the descendant dynasts of my Serbian alter-ego are just too delicious!

I hope you downloaded a mod to make the orthodox bishops have more accurate vestments!!! I cannot play orthodox characters without it!!! It drives me insane!

Same with there being patriarchs of ... what is it, that kingdom in asia minor you can create... anyway it is nonsense there ia patriarch there if you create the kingdom title... and mesopotamia and junk like that ... all these nonsensical borders for chuch jurisdiction... ICK! IT REMINDS ME OF THE UNITED STATES
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on October 21, 2013, 02:16:51 AM
Downloading World of Planes as we speak

HISSS HISSS WARTHUNDER IS BETTER HISS HISS HISS

I'm waiting for World of Warships.  My friend has been enjoying Warthunder.

Alas, I have been stuck in the land of antiquated computers for several months now.   I am noticing disturbing changes in my social life, like, I kind of have one.  And I am building and making things.  This is all so very weird...

I should get an antiquated computer, I need to do like you!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on October 21, 2013, 02:22:23 AM
I reinstalled Civ III

better than Civ V

 ;)

Have you played BNW?

No, I don't want to spend more than 60 dollars which I already payed into that game for more of their dlcs. There are just too many little things that annoy me about Civ V. The music. Who they chose to be leaders for nations. but the thing I hate most... THE LIMITING OF HOW MANY CITIES YOU CAN HAVE. No more is there vast empires, since you get huge penalties for having like what, over 5 cities??!?!? bah! And the person who led the design of Civ V also talked about this limitation they put in. that is, the penalty to happiness if your empire gets too big. they did it to make it so smaller countries had a chance. but they realize, it made it unwise to have large civilizations by doing this . I just don't like the way it plays out. Also for once, I wish the graphics were not so blown out.

and another thing to rant about, WHY WOULD THEY TAKE OUT RELIGION AND MAKE ONE  BUY A DLC TO GET IT!!! Come on!! It was in Civ IV, you think they would have put it in the base Civ V!  I'm not going to pay them for doing that, I would rather stick to the older Civs

one last thing, they made Theodora look like a very bad lady... revealing clothes. AIOSDGHOADSIHADF WHY WOULD YOU BASE THEODORA ON SOME PAINTING FROM A FRENCHMAN OF THE 17TH CENTURY

the end.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on October 29, 2013, 02:30:04 PM
Terrible news!

The new Crusader Kings 2 DLC will add holy orders for all religions.... including orthodox!  :o :o :o :o :o


Apparently, the "Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre" was a military order!


 :'( :'( :'(

I'm going to have to delete that order from the code!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on October 29, 2013, 02:32:12 PM
Female bishops with Cathars.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on October 29, 2013, 02:44:57 PM
Female bishops with Cathars.

don't remind me! LOL
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on October 29, 2013, 03:46:15 PM
Galactic Civilization II

I'm going old school.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: mike on October 29, 2013, 03:51:07 PM
Apparently, the "Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre" was a military order!


 :'( :'( :'(

I'm going to have to delete that order from the code!

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSE3f7_1tFwUpE82tmV7zN5u1q1fWyJKt6YhSLdkFnbvRzqfyeW)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on October 29, 2013, 04:07:17 PM
Apparently, the "Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre" was a military order!


 :'( :'( :'(

I'm going to have to delete that order from the code!

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSE3f7_1tFwUpE82tmV7zN5u1q1fWyJKt6YhSLdkFnbvRzqfyeW)

yes yes, it is funny, but, i don't think they numbered in thousands and held swords horses and bows to fight muslims under contract of the Emperor lol
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 18, 2013, 11:05:10 PM
I just saw a Wii U commercial for Christmas.

They astound me. Truly they do.

Their biggest problem... well other than the lack of games... is their terrible marketing. People just didn't know what it was. I looked at the box in Walmart one day and I understood the confusion: there's a huge controller taking up most of the attention, with the actual console tucked in behind it. How would people know that it's not just a...

[ARGH]

Just a...

[ARGH!!!]

AN UPGRADE. That's the word they used in the commercial! UPGRADE! Why should you buy a Wii U? What did the kids in the commercial say? Yes they mentioned games and such. But they also said... it's an upgrade. Not a NEW CONSOLE. Now a BETTER CONSOLE than the Wii. No. An upgrade.

Upgrade.

Their marketing department needs an upgrade.

I feel better now. ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on November 18, 2013, 11:08:49 PM
The Xbox 360 outsold the Wii U last month. Its pathetic.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on November 18, 2013, 11:22:46 PM
Total Annihilation (PC).
Liberty or Death (SNES).

That's about it lately.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 18, 2013, 11:25:34 PM
I've been running around GTA V in tanks and buses causing mayhem, mostly for lack of something else to do. Around Christmas time I hope to get the added material for Skyrim (none of which I've played yet), and also the added material to the original Dragon Age, which I haven't played in a couple years and no longer have. Maybe I should make myself find two of the letter scraps and two spaceship parts per day in GTA or something until then. I never did get to 100% either.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hawkeye on November 19, 2013, 12:04:33 AM
I've been running around GTA V in tanks and buses causing mayhem, mostly for lack of something else to do. Around Christmas time I hope to get the added material for Skyrim (none of which I've played yet), and also the added material to the original Dragon Age, which I haven't played in a couple years and no longer have. Maybe I should make myself find two of the letter scraps and two spaceship parts per day in GTA or something until then. I never did get to 100% either.

There is only one way to play Skyrim properly. You must stuff it so full of mods that it becomes nigh unrecognizable.

At one point I had over 330 of them running concurrently. Come winter break I just might go down that rabbit hole again.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on November 19, 2013, 02:53:50 AM
I've been running around GTA V in tanks and buses causing mayhem, mostly for lack of something else to do. Around Christmas time I hope to get the added material for Skyrim (none of which I've played yet), and also the added material to the original Dragon Age, which I haven't played in a couple years and no longer have. Maybe I should make myself find two of the letter scraps and two spaceship parts per day in GTA or something until then. I never did get to 100% either.

while you are running around in grand theft auto in a tank, I am commanding armies of tanks in Hearts of Iron III!!!

and losing to a nazi invasion  :'(

I knew I shouldn't have joined the Allies!!!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on November 19, 2013, 03:07:49 AM
OH MY ---

I noticed, the new dlc for Crusader Kings 2 is out, which is a religious dlc!

I am going to play that instead of hoi 3. They even added jews! But, sadly, if you rebuild the Temple of God your high priest, and all the rabbis, still look like orthodox bishops with crowns... lazy swedish developers!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on November 19, 2013, 07:05:22 AM
Trying hard with Isaac, Jewish Khazar duke in 1066.. (CK2)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 21, 2013, 10:45:35 AM
(http://geekxgirls.com/images/lollipopchainsaw5/lollipop_chainsaw_cosplay_01.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on November 21, 2013, 10:49:07 AM
Knights of the Old Republic.

I like it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on November 21, 2013, 10:56:00 AM
Knights of the Old Republic.

I like it.

I liked it and the second is even better.  Can't wait til I get a new computer and can play The Old Republic online again.  (A lot of people griped, but I loved that game too.)

Beat the campaign in Empire at War as Imperials the other night and am now playing Tropico again.  The best part of my computer dying a horrible death is that now I get to roll all those old games I used to play.  Thus far:

AoE II
Sid Meier's Pirates
Empire at War
now Tropico
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 21, 2013, 10:57:57 AM
AoE II

I saw a rerelease of that at Walmart for like $10 a few days ago. Nearly a decade and a half old and still being sold. Outstanding.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hawkeye on November 22, 2013, 06:36:43 AM
Knights of the Old Republic.

I like it.

Oh yeah, it's great. Got me into video gaming, being the first major title I had played that wasn't on my grandparent's Gameboy.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on November 23, 2013, 11:24:56 AM
This morning, I played a couple hours of the Elder Scrolls Online Beta. It's neat.  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Laird on November 24, 2013, 01:03:02 AM
Anybody play any old school? Or am I the only one? I have a nintendo 64 and PS 1. I play Driver, Donkey Kong, Bomberman Fantasy Race, Dukes of Hazard, Star Fox, and a car racing game I can't remember the name of.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on November 24, 2013, 01:05:39 AM
Anybody play any old school? Or am I the only one? I have a nintendo 64 and PS 1. I play Driver, Donkey Kong, Bomberman Fantasy Race, Dukes of Hazard, Star Fox, and a car racing game I can't remember the name of.

My last post mentioned me playing Liberty or Death for the SNES, which I soon stopped and played Gemfire for it instead. Also started playing Front Mission 3 (PSX) lately.

Although I really dislike N64 with few exceptions (I love Pokemon Snap).
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on November 24, 2013, 01:19:11 AM
Anybody play any old school? Or am I the only one? I have a nintendo 64 and PS 1. I play Driver, Donkey Kong, Bomberman Fantasy Race, Dukes of Hazard, Star Fox, and a car racing game I can't remember the name of.

I liked Shark! Shark! for the Intellivision. My brother and I would play it for hours on early Saturday mornings.

First great video golf game.

Way better than that Colecovision or Atari junk.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 24, 2013, 01:22:07 AM
Anybody play any old school? Or am I the only one? I have a nintendo 64 and PS 1. I play Driver, Donkey Kong, Bomberman Fantasy Race, Dukes of Hazard, Star Fox, and a car racing game I can't remember the name of.

I sometimes played emulated stuff, but it's been a while. Usually Dragon Warrior 3 (NES), Aerobiz Supersonic (SNES I think), Contra (NES), Super Mario Brothers 2 (NES)...  

I think I played Mario and Dig Dug for the Atari at some point a couple years ago, but my brain might be misremembering. It's been a while since I've played it a ton though.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on November 24, 2013, 07:40:34 AM
Anybody play any old school? Or am I the only one? I have a nintendo 64 and PS 1. I play Driver, Donkey Kong, Bomberman Fantasy Race, Dukes of Hazard, Star Fox, and a car racing game I can't remember the name of.

I have a Nintendo, and I had a Nintedo 64 as well.

On the Nintendo, I would just play Mario, the Italian Papist Plumber.

On the Nintendo 64 though, my favorite was a game called "Battlezone" and expansion "Rise of the Black Dogs" a wonderful game set in the planets of our solar system, in a scenario where the United States and the Soviet Union fought in space over planets/resources and later they find, alien technology they fight over. The Black dogs, I do not remember the story exactly with them.

I used to rent it, but bought it off of ebay. I don't know how expensive it could be now but I would guess quite expensive but I heard you can play in on the PC somewhere. But it was a childhood favorite
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on November 25, 2013, 01:24:04 AM
I've been replaying "Fable: The Lost Chapters". What a wonderful, simple, and simply wonderful game.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on November 25, 2013, 01:33:14 AM
Found some mods and stuff for Gemfire. Boy do I love this game more than I should, even though the battles do look this majestic:

(http://www.consoleclassix.com/info_img/Gemfire_SNES_ScreenShot4.jpg)

Would anyone be interested in a thread of "Guess This Game?" where posts a screenshot, the others guess until someone gets it correct, then the one that got it correct repeat the process, etc. Just thought I'd see. Oh, but we'd have to have the rule of no using Google image search, which didn't exist years ago when I played this on another forum.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 25, 2013, 01:37:41 AM
I'd be game for that!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 27, 2013, 10:10:36 PM
LOL at this old news report on video games from 1991...

Parents Upset Over New Nintendo Console (http://youtu.be/MTzyz2TgGls)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on November 28, 2013, 02:18:26 AM
LOL at this old news report on video games from 1991...

Parents Upset Over New Nintendo Console (http://youtu.be/MTzyz2TgGls)

thanks! that was fun to watch
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on November 28, 2013, 02:22:24 AM
LOL at this old news report on video games from 1991...

Parents Upset Over New Nintendo Console (http://youtu.be/MTzyz2TgGls)
I was in tears at the F-Zero segment. Amazing find!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on November 28, 2013, 02:26:30 AM
The Steam Autumn Sale is upon us.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on November 28, 2013, 02:33:38 AM
The Steam Autumn Sale is upon us.
And a ton more hackers in CSGO, lovely.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on November 28, 2013, 03:30:28 AM
The Steam Autumn Sale is upon us.
And a ton more hackers in CSGO, lovely.

CSGO???
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on November 28, 2013, 05:42:53 AM
Counter Strike Global Offensive.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on November 28, 2013, 05:36:43 PM
Counter Strike Global Offensive.

Thanks. Yeah, hackers can make things not so fun. That is why even though I'd like to try out Guild Wars 2, I haven't been able to get in on their limited free trials. They keep a tight ship with those, because of said hackers.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 28, 2013, 06:48:49 PM
Gamestop should stock more used games on their website. Or more new ones for that matter. This is truth.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Shiny on November 29, 2013, 05:32:28 PM
Counter Strike Global Offensive.
Steam ID? Let's play.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on November 29, 2013, 06:01:32 PM
Later, I am not playing it for now. (I was just explaining what CS:GO stands for)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: IoanC on November 30, 2013, 01:53:54 AM
Finished Medal of Honor Warfighter and Hitman Absolution a while ago when Origin and Steam gave me good deals. Now, I am starting Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012 and Battlefield 3. Thought I was done with games, but Origin gave me another 70% off or so deal.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on December 02, 2013, 11:05:33 PM
So, I just purchased Brave New World for Civ V. Now I feel like I have to learn everything over again  :D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on December 04, 2013, 10:56:09 AM
I cant go into details concerning a certain MMO in Beta stage except to say that I was a beta tester last weekend and I look forward to doing it again....you can guess which one.

In other news, Asteriktos, I love the Garak/Ziyal avatar you've got now....I love DS9.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 04, 2013, 07:38:42 PM
The crazy thing is that wasn't meant to be Garak. Apparently it's supposed to be (http://weekelpie.com/trek/damar-ziyal.htm) Damar. Now what kind of twisted (mirror?) universe are we living in when Damar hooks up with Ziyal? Is outrage! I use it assuming, as you did, that it's "just plain old Garak" in it.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hinterlander on December 04, 2013, 10:15:19 PM
So, I just purchased Brave New World for Civ V. Now I feel like I have to learn everything over again  :D

People are going to rant about Civ 5 but I played the heck out of that game.  Currently not installed for my own health and that of my marriage.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 04, 2013, 10:20:53 PM
There's not much left to rant about. I do look forward to the next attempt, hopefully in 2014 or 2015.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on December 05, 2013, 01:41:05 AM
A link between worlds. I wasn't a fan of the original a Link to the past but I loved this game and near about everything in it, nintendo needs to make more zeldas like this and not baby us and treat us like idiots like they did in skyward sword.

Also Super Mario 3D world.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on December 06, 2013, 12:50:25 AM
So, I just purchased Brave New World for Civ V. Now I feel like I have to learn everything over again  :D

People are going to rant about Civ 5 but I played the heck out of that game.  Currently not installed for my own health and that of my marriage.

Yeah, I'm going to have to cut back. My girlfriend isn't terribly fond of the time Civ V obliges me.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on December 06, 2013, 05:41:46 AM
Sleeping Dogs. The fighting mechanics are a little funny, but I'm getting better. Plus it reminds me a little of Shenmue, my favorite game ever.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on December 06, 2013, 10:03:39 AM
The crazy thing is that wasn't meant to be Garak. Apparently it's supposed to be (http://weekelpie.com/trek/damar-ziyal.htm) Damar. Now what kind of twisted (mirror?) universe are we living in when Damar hooks up with Ziyal? Is outrage! I use it assuming, as you did, that it's "just plain old Garak" in it.  :)
Plain old Romulan assassinating super death-dealing awesome uniform making Garak :)

In other news, Im getting Payday 2 tonight on Steam.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: sheenj on December 06, 2013, 10:19:00 AM
Sleeping Dogs. The fighting mechanics are a little funny, but I'm getting better. Plus it reminds me a little of Shenmue, my favorite game ever.

Same here. Playing it on PC is kind of annoying as the mouse clicks sometimes don't register. It might just be my mouse though. :-\
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hinterlander on December 06, 2013, 11:11:55 AM
So I downloaded Craft the World off steam - terribly addicting and only in alpha stage - my dwarves are drowning themselves!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on December 09, 2013, 12:45:50 AM
Asteriktos, I just found an eBay auction (http://www.ebay.com/itm/386-copies-of-Dragon-Warrior-for-NES-Nintendo-Yes-I-said-386-copies-of-DW-/141134383101?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20dc43c7fd) that you posted. I knew you like Dragon Warrior, but I didn't realize it was quite this much. ;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 09, 2013, 12:52:08 AM
Asteriktos, I just found an eBay auction (http://www.ebay.com/itm/386-copies-of-Dragon-Warrior-for-NES-Nintendo-Yes-I-said-386-copies-of-DW-/141134383101?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20dc43c7fd) that you posted. I knew you like Dragon Warrior, but I didn't realize it was quite this much. ;)

(http://img.pandawhale.com/72963-mother-of-god-super-troopers-m-wxua.jpeg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Mor Ephrem on December 09, 2013, 01:11:42 AM
Save us.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 09, 2013, 02:06:16 AM
Who sing unto thee.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on December 11, 2013, 08:47:41 PM
According to ye e-mail I have received tonight, the Elder Scrolls Online will be out April 4 of next year for PC and Mac. It will be out in June for X Box and Sony.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hinterlander on December 23, 2013, 10:40:20 AM
Crusader Kings II is 75% off . . . I can get the complete collection for 20 bucks.  Is it worth it?  How likely am I to play hundreds of hours of it?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on December 23, 2013, 11:26:43 AM
Crusader Kings II is 75% off . . . I can get the complete collection for 20 bucks.  Is it worth it?  How likely am I to play hundreds of hours of it?
How have I not heard of this game?  It looks fantastic.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on December 23, 2013, 12:09:03 PM
World of Warplanes came out not long ago.  Anyone else playing?  I have been on World of Tanks for a couple years now.  WoWP is pretty addicting but is a bit faster paced than WoT.  Also, you can reset it to Imperial Measurements which is nice.  In tanks you are stuck with KPH and Meters for range. 
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hinterlander on December 23, 2013, 01:48:17 PM
Crusader Kings II is 75% off . . . I can get the complete collection for 20 bucks.  Is it worth it?  How likely am I to play hundreds of hours of it?
How have I not heard of this game?  It looks fantastic.

I'm very tempted but I'm concerned for my spiritual wellbeing. 
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on December 24, 2013, 02:48:35 AM
Just started playing Skyrim for the first time ever recently, and I've already put about 55 hours into it. Much better than I anticipated.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on December 26, 2013, 10:26:34 PM
World of Warplanes came out not long ago.  Anyone else playing?  I have been on World of Tanks for a couple years now.  WoWP is pretty addicting but is a bit faster paced than WoT.  Also, you can reset it to Imperial Measurements which is nice.  In tanks you are stuck with KPH and Meters for range. 

I much prefer Warthunder for flying planes

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on December 26, 2013, 10:26:59 PM
Crusader Kings II is 75% off . . . I can get the complete collection for 20 bucks.  Is it worth it?  How likely am I to play hundreds of hours of it?

See my post on previous page

EDIT!!!

oh its in the other video game thread, please read this:

Quote
Hello. I am a CK2 Champ

My opinion on CK2 at the current time:

After the latest main patch with alongside the dlc "Sons of Abraham" levies (that is, the troops you raise from each holding) was nerfed (that is, to be reduced or... made less effective) but they forgot to also lower the troops at the start game from events, such as some Scandinavian rulers have a large number of troops at the start date from the DLC Old Gods. Another example was the event troops of King Harold II and William.  This has not yet been fixed, so the game is very unbalanced at the moment, so I would not play it until they release patch 2.02, which is currently in beta phase.  Personally I have not played CKII ever since the "Sons of Abraham" dlc for various reasons, mostly bugs but also I dislike the nerf to levies, I would have prefered they nerfed retinues. Also Anti-popes were quite broken, and still are not properly implemented in any sort of historical way which just frustrates me.

To tell if the 2.02 patch is released, just go to this forum:
http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?551-Crusader-Kings-II
and wait for a sticky saying that 2.02 is released.

Now, about dlcs. I would recommend buying ALL the dlcs, except possibly the unit packs and the music and that guff since it does not add anything but graphics and music and such things.

The Sons of Abraham DLC is the newest DLC. It added cardinals to the Pope so it has some kind of election process. Also a bunch of other less important things. Sadly also they limited the number of theocratic vassals you may appoint (Sometimes I liked to play as a Emperor with all my vassals being Prince-Archbishops and Prince-Bishops under them. ;p) I think they may make it moddable though

The DLC before this one is:

The Old Gods

Created new Start Date which is in like 880 or something rather than 1066. Makes playing pagans possible. Lots of events. Viking raids stuff like that. Sadly they did not do something about the Patriarch Photios and Patriarch Ignatius scandal. Such as reinstate Patriarch Photios. Between those start dates you cannot change the date, so you cant play in between 880 (or whatever start date I cant remember) and 1066. but anyway, in all other dates past 1066 you can change the date even by the day when on the ruler selection screen by clicking the arrows at the top. So you could start the exact day a certain king of yours you liked ascended to the throne or something. I like using it mostly for the crusader states. but that has nothing to do with this DLC

next was... was it?

Legacy of Rome

This was mostly a Byzantine dlc which added patriarchtes  besides just the PAtriarchate of Constantinople, but further it allows you to build RETINUES which is very important for defending your country from faction revolts (factions were added n the patch which introduced this dlc and also very effective in waging war. A good retinue army can slice through levy armies like butter. Only thing is they are expensive to reinforce. The Patriarch boundaries are still kind of screwed up in the game, such as if you create the Kingdom of Anatolia, there is a Patriarch of Anatolia which is complete nonsense.

The DLC before this was... I believe  was

 The Republic? (might be heir of rome was earlier I don't remember)
This dlc made playing Merchant States possible lots of events and all kinds of things with playing the merchant states. Latetly they were nerfed a lot compared to when first released, so they are not very exciting to play anymore since you also have a limit of trading posts you can create. This might by the only DLC I would say to you that you might be able to think of skipping.

Before that was

SWORD OF ISLAM

Must buy dlc, since it allows you to play ISlamic countries. Islam is currently kind of messed up though, always has been since the introduction of DECADENCE. Decadence in this game is from a Muslim's dynasty gaining decadence from the number of living male family members and their current title. This is really broken, since in order to not gain decadence you have to kill every single male of your dynasty except you and your son. Once your son becomes ruler, you should imprison your brothers and kill them (at the same time, make sure you have no distant male relatives anywhere else in the world). It is a pain to play muslims since you have to always manage your family so closely to prevent decedence which if left unchecked makes war extremely difficult (very low morale troops and low attack I believe) to win against anyone especially christians.

I would buy all these major dlcs except maybe the Republic. but DO NOT BUY MEDITERRANEAN PORTRAITS WHATEVER YOU DO. It makes people look like muppets, and all greek people like ... I don't even know. Russian portraits are not that great either. Some of the earlier portraits such as mongol is good.

Update: the patch mentioned is out and those complaints I had are no longer existant

my hours played on CKII is too high for me to tell you without damning myself
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on December 26, 2013, 10:28:34 PM
wait a second.. where is my huge post about crusader kings II...

WHERE HAS IT GONE
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 26, 2013, 10:30:33 PM
wait a second.. where is my huge post about crusader kings II...

WHERE HAS IT GONE

Were you thinking of the post you made in another thread (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,24304.msg1045096.html#msg1045096) on video games?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on December 26, 2013, 10:31:41 PM
wait a second.. where is my huge post about crusader kings II...

WHERE HAS IT GONE

Were you thinking of the post you made in another thread (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,24304.msg1045096.html#msg1045096) on video games?

yes how confusing to have two threads of videos games! thank you
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on December 26, 2013, 10:44:04 PM
Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on December 29, 2013, 03:17:41 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25527786

Free stuff for when you have nothing else to do!  :)

Classic 70s and 80s video games are now online for free at the Internet Archive.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on December 31, 2013, 11:17:41 AM
Alright, you all got me interested.  I got CK2 last night and am trying desperately to make head or tails of it.  I started out last night playing that Serbian county that is the son of the Duke.  (I read that playing counties is a good way to start off learning.)  Will probably try again tonight but using Rascia as a starting place as it is a Serbian county not part of the main state, yet not related, so I can hopefully push a claim into the main body at some point.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on December 31, 2013, 11:21:44 AM
You chose a hard ruler. Byzantines will eventually attack you  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on December 31, 2013, 12:08:54 PM
You chose a hard ruler. Byzantines will eventually attack you  ;D

Ugh.  Well, not a lot of time invested.  I can always move to Norway or Ireland.  I'd like something Orthodox, so maybe Novgorod or some Russian count?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on December 31, 2013, 12:20:39 PM
I'm still making my way through 'Final Fantasy 13 pt. 2.'
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on January 01, 2014, 05:43:06 PM
So, is it common to suck this bad at CK2?  I have been playing as single Counties (specifically Lubeck) and I can't even get Wismar before those darn Pomeranians eat up everything.  Let along Rostock.  I'm thinking I might have to start out at Brandenburg or some Danish holding if I want to get anywhere in that region.  I have a better grasp on how the game works so I might go back to the Serbs and give them another run.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on January 01, 2014, 07:09:44 PM
At the beginning, yes, you need time to grasp the basics and opportunities. You just have to play to learn.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on January 01, 2014, 07:14:01 PM
Why not try Castille to begin with?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on January 01, 2014, 11:13:45 PM
The Last of Us. And thanks to the steam holiday sale, my backlog grows ever bigger.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on January 02, 2014, 09:32:28 AM
So, is it common to suck this bad at CK2?  I have been playing as single Counties (specifically Lubeck) and I can't even get Wismar before those darn Pomeranians eat up everything.  Let along Rostock.  I'm thinking I might have to start out at Brandenburg or some Danish holding if I want to get anywhere in that region.  I have a better grasp on how the game works so I might go back to the Serbs and give them another run.
They are hungry little fellas.

(http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://all-puppies.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/white-pomeranian-puppy-pictures.jpg&sa=X&ei=-G7FUu_4LfjIsAS2m4CoDQ&ved=0CAkQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNEslkbtbJ5yBiDHXKHU5K_701mA9w)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 02, 2014, 09:37:58 AM
^ That could very justifiably be cross-posted in the Cuteness Overload thread.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on January 02, 2014, 04:01:48 PM
Still playing Skyrim (70+ hours so far, thank you winter break between semesters), but now also playing Eternal Sonata. Both on 360.

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on January 02, 2014, 05:23:47 PM
Alright, you all got me interested.  I got CK2 last night and am trying desperately to make head or tails of it.  I started out last night playing that Serbian county that is the son of the Duke.  (I read that playing counties is a good way to start off learning.)  Will probably try again tonight but using Rascia as a starting place as it is a Serbian county not part of the main state, yet not related, so I can hopefully push a claim into the main body at some point.

I haven't played as Orthodox yet. I am a Catholic Count under the Holy Roman Empire. I was taught that it's probably easier to start as something large rather than something small. Of course, when you are larger there is more internal conflict however.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on January 02, 2014, 05:25:30 PM
I just kicked Saren's butt quite nicely in Mass Effect.

Now I'm working with Cerberus in Mass Effect 2.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 02, 2014, 07:21:55 PM
Alright, you all got me interested.  I got CK2 last night and am trying desperately to make head or tails of it.  I started out last night playing that Serbian county that is the son of the Duke.  (I read that playing counties is a good way to start off learning.)  Will probably try again tonight but using Rascia as a starting place as it is a Serbian county not part of the main state, yet not related, so I can hopefully push a claim into the main body at some point.

Hello,


The serbs, it is almost pointless to play unless you love serbia x1000

The Byzantines will simply take you out as the Serbian lands are De Jure Byzantine Empire (as you can see in the icon to click on bottom right, of de jure empires), this means the Byzantines have a casus belli (cb) to declare war for one county per war. you can still become a serbian vassal of the Byzantines, but remember the Emperor of Byzantines has a free revoke Duke title ability which incurs no tyranny modifier on the emperor.

Another thing, playing as a count is much harder after this new patch, as levies are reduced. Generally when playing a count you will need either an ally or mercenaries to take another county. there are some cheap mercenaries on bottom of mercenary tab usually (just dont click the boat one on accident). I would instead recommend playing a duke or higher if you are new. Another method of expansion is by marriage, but generally as a count you will only be able to marry dukes and their heirs mostly.

IReland used to be called "tutorial Island" since generally you are left alone from the rest of the world, as long as you play on the 1066 start date. but again levies are reduced, so it would be hard to take any places without allying with other ireland counts or to use mercenaries. You can expand via marriage well in that location as well



I will tell you how to expand by marriage.

Have your heir, or any son of yours, and go to their profile. click the two rings next to their picture to look for potential marriages or betrothals. If you marry your male son to a female duke, or king, or count, or any such thing in a regular marriage, their children will be of your dynasty. If it is your heir you will inherit those lands as well.

For example, you are Emperor of Byzantines. The Kingdom of Kiev is ruled by an unmarried child queen. You betroth your heir to the Queen. Once they come of age, they have a regular marriage. You die, and you then play as your heir, the new Emperor of Byzantium and King of Kiev, (although ruled by the Queen of Kiev). You have a son, which is of your dynasty as it is a regular marriage. You die, and your wife dies, you are then now playing as an Emperor of Byzantium and King of Kiev, ruling both under the Byzantine title.

Generally I do not do this with my heir, since it is kind of cheaty to expand in such huge ways unless I am playing small counts or dukes. Instead I usually marry my non-heir sons to queens just to expand my dynasty, but I will not inherit those lands or rule them, but a member of my dynasty will (and thus they are forever an ally to call to war)

Similarly you can use daughters and to matrilinerally marry a son of a king who is not the heir. Then, you can kill the heir of that kingdom and thus make your daughter's husband the heir as they might be next in line to the throne. Their children will be of your dynasty

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 02, 2014, 07:29:39 PM
You chose a hard ruler. Byzantines will eventually attack you  ;D

Ugh.  Well, not a lot of time invested.  I can always move to Norway or Ireland.  I'd like something Orthodox, so maybe Novgorod or some Russian count?

If Byzantines are too big to play, yes I would play in the north if you want to play Orthodox in those russian lands. The only problem is, (if play 1066) is all of those dukes are mostly of the Rurik dynasty, so whenever you go to war with any of them you will start a big family war as you call your family to war and the enemy calls the same family to war... and they must pick and choose who to fight... 

Russians are quite fun and challenging, but when the mongols come you will probably be destroyed or vassalized by doom stacks which do not take attrition. only pro players can defeat mongols, and even then by cheap tactics

(It reminds me of playing Georgia... I was surrounded by mongols to the north and illkhanate to the south as the Byzantines could not hold them back... I turned out to go from King of Georgia to count of some mountain region, vassal of the Khan... how depressing)


another thing you can do is try a catholic country for now, and if you really want you can convert to orthodox. just search characters and invite a landless orthodox man or women to your court, and have them educate your heir. generally they might get an event which changes the child's religion to the religion of the educator. but be careful not to change the culture of your heir, since that will really make your vassals mad once your heir becomes king. (and also sadly destroy all the cultural specific miltiary buildings and be forced to rebuild them in the castles)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on January 03, 2014, 04:14:13 PM
I have been playing with Lubeck a lot recently.  I kind of enjoy them as a county.  At some point I might try the Duchy in the Peloponnese.  It looks interesting.  That or Brandenburg as it would let me do all the stuff I am trying with Lubeck, but with a duchy and the HRE behind me. 

What I am doing is Vassalizing to the Danes ASAP, before they invade me.  Unfortunately, using them as allies has been kind of sketchy.  I have married daughters to Skane and marry Danish princesses, etc on a few occasions, but then when I tried to take Mecklenburg/Wismar no one comes to my aid.  They join me in the war, but I don't see troops rolling up.  Usually I start out with either Maria or that other Norwegian girl as they are at good baby-making ages right off the bat and put me in good with Harald Hardrada. 

I am using the legacy of Rome DLC so whatever patch that has.  It opens up the retinues, which have been next to near useless as I never have enough retinue cap.

When is it a good time to start expanding?  Should I wait for the next generation and just use the first as time to build up wealth and family alliances?  The problem I have been having is that the Pomeranians always gobble up my Baltic States and they are a lot harder to face than the Oborodites or whatever they are called.  I almost think I should try to take Mecklenburg and Rostock asap before the Poms come in?  But I never have the manpower to do it.

I did start a game as Rostock at a later year (3rd Crusades, I think, or Alexiad).  My poor daughter.  I married her off to my cousin's son to try and get Mecklenburg.  Since the duke was imprisoned he seemed ok to letting me pull a matrilineal marriage with his heir.  Then the bloke died so I was able to marry her off to his brother (yeah, this is getting sick) but they just wouldn't make babies!  (At this point I gave up.  I still have the save, just have tried again from a previous era. I really want to build the duchy from Lubeck, but have just had such a hard time getting started.  Darn Pommeranians!)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Dominika on January 03, 2014, 04:44:08 PM
Hello,


The serbs, it is almost pointless to play unless you love serbia x1000

The Byzantines will simply take you out as the Serbian lands are De Jure Byzantine Empire (as you can see in the icon to click on bottom right, of de jure empires), this means the Byzantines have a casus belli (cb) to declare war for one county per war. you can still become a serbian vassal of the Byzantines, but remember the Emperor of Byzantines has a free revoke Duke title ability which incurs no tyranny modifier on the emperor.

Fortunately, in my game (yes, I'm playing with Serbia ;))) Byzantines are too much involved into interior problems and fighting with Muslims jihadists to be absorber in my kingdom (I haven't manager to ruler Duklja playing with Rashka, but due to invading Wallachia with holy war with Cumania - again, it was weak because of other wars - I won the title of the Serbian king ;D).

So it's not so bad choice, as it's small and at least easy to control. Just need to have luck ;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on January 03, 2014, 04:52:29 PM
I conquered Hungary and Croatia, Serbia and Kiev and even defeated the Byzantine juggernaut in one defensive war, so it is possible.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on January 05, 2014, 03:01:35 AM
Deus Ex Human Revolution Directors cut.

7 dollars on steam, wanted to play it for ages, haven't regretted it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 05, 2014, 04:59:47 AM
hello i will give more advice another time i need to sleep
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Santagranddad on January 05, 2014, 09:45:16 AM
None. Cannot understand the fascination with them. But each to his own poison. I 'd sooner read a poorly written book.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 05, 2014, 05:21:38 PM
None. Cannot understand the fascination with them. But each to his own poison. I 'd sooner read a poorly written book.

that is good idea video games are no good for soul

but it is fun to recreate the roman empire and make the pope your court jester...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 05, 2014, 05:25:42 PM
I have been playing with Lubeck a lot recently.  I kind of enjoy them as a county.  At some point I might try the Duchy in the Peloponnese.  It looks interesting.  That or Brandenburg as it would let me do all the stuff I am trying with Lubeck, but with a duchy and the HRE behind me. 

What I am doing is Vassalizing to the Danes ASAP, before they invade me.  Unfortunately, using them as allies has been kind of sketchy.  I have married daughters to Skane and marry Danish princesses, etc on a few occasions, but then when I tried to take Mecklenburg/Wismar no one comes to my aid.  They join me in the war, but I don't see troops rolling up.  Usually I start out with either Maria or that other Norwegian girl as they are at good baby-making ages right off the bat and put me in good with Harald Hardrada. 

I am using the legacy of Rome DLC so whatever patch that has.  It opens up the retinues, which have been next to near useless as I never have enough retinue cap.

When is it a good time to start expanding?  Should I wait for the next generation and just use the first as time to build up wealth and family alliances?  The problem I have been having is that the Pomeranians always gobble up my Baltic States and they are a lot harder to face than the Oborodites or whatever they are called.  I almost think I should try to take Mecklenburg and Rostock asap before the Poms come in?  But I never have the manpower to do it.

I did start a game as Rostock at a later year (3rd Crusades, I think, or Alexiad).  My poor daughter.  I married her off to my cousin's son to try and get Mecklenburg.  Since the duke was imprisoned he seemed ok to letting me pull a matrilineal marriage with his heir.  Then the bloke died so I was able to marry her off to his brother (yeah, this is getting sick) but they just wouldn't make babies!  (At this point I gave up.  I still have the save, just have tried again from a previous era. I really want to build the duchy from Lubeck, but have just had such a hard time getting started.  Darn Pommeranians!)

hello,

since i just got back from work now i am ehre again,k but i am too tired to help you. perhaps you can post a screen shot of your current lubeck game and i can give advice

you can do so by clicking prtscn and pasting it on Microsoft Paint, saving, and uploading it to imgur .com and posting here. or perhaps you click f12, and when you leave steam ... well it is complicated. also you can try the crusader kings 2 paradox forum for advice as well, they are more helpful than me and say things in better grammar and yadayadayad than me


but i will come back tonight to give advice. a shame about your poor daughter
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on January 06, 2014, 03:13:00 PM
I have been playing with Lubeck a lot recently.  I kind of enjoy them as a county.  At some point I might try the Duchy in the Peloponnese.  It looks interesting.  That or Brandenburg as it would let me do all the stuff I am trying with Lubeck, but with a duchy and the HRE behind me. 

What I am doing is Vassalizing to the Danes ASAP, before they invade me.  Unfortunately, using them as allies has been kind of sketchy.  I have married daughters to Skane and marry Danish princesses, etc on a few occasions, but then when I tried to take Mecklenburg/Wismar no one comes to my aid.  They join me in the war, but I don't see troops rolling up.  Usually I start out with either Maria or that other Norwegian girl as they are at good baby-making ages right off the bat and put me in good with Harald Hardrada. 

I am using the legacy of Rome DLC so whatever patch that has.  It opens up the retinues, which have been next to near useless as I never have enough retinue cap.

When is it a good time to start expanding?  Should I wait for the next generation and just use the first as time to build up wealth and family alliances?  The problem I have been having is that the Pomeranians always gobble up my Baltic States and they are a lot harder to face than the Oborodites or whatever they are called.  I almost think I should try to take Mecklenburg and Rostock asap before the Poms come in?  But I never have the manpower to do it.

I did start a game as Rostock at a later year (3rd Crusades, I think, or Alexiad).  My poor daughter.  I married her off to my cousin's son to try and get Mecklenburg.  Since the duke was imprisoned he seemed ok to letting me pull a matrilineal marriage with his heir.  Then the bloke died so I was able to marry her off to his brother (yeah, this is getting sick) but they just wouldn't make babies!  (At this point I gave up.  I still have the save, just have tried again from a previous era. I really want to build the duchy from Lubeck, but have just had such a hard time getting started.  Darn Pommeranians!)

hello,

since i just got back from work now i am ehre again,k but i am too tired to help you. perhaps you can post a screen shot of your current lubeck game and i can give advice

you can do so by clicking prtscn and pasting it on Microsoft Paint, saving, and uploading it to imgur .com and posting here. or perhaps you click f12, and when you leave steam ... well it is complicated. also you can try the crusader kings 2 paradox forum for advice as well, they are more helpful than me and say things in better grammar and yadayadayad than me


but i will come back tonight to give advice. a shame about your poor daughter

I have started and restared Lubeck approximately 274,236 times at my last count.  In each game, if you push single player, click on Lubeck and push the play button, you will have a general idea of where I am at 20 years or so into the game!

Over the weekend I took a CK2 hiatus as I have been dreaming about marrying my unborn daughters to various German and Danish prinicpalities, instead playing World of Tanks/Warplanes and Star Wars Old Republic.  I tend to take breaks when video games infect my sleep.  I won't be able to get on much for the next couple of days (Christmas Eve tonight + relationship anniversary tomorrow) but Wed or Thurs I will give Lubeck another shot and try to record what I do. 
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on January 06, 2014, 03:52:00 PM
The worst is when you lay in bed at night and can't fall asleep because you're brain is thinking to hard about how to beat some level of some stupid video game.  Then your wife asks why you keep tossing and turning and if something is on your mind that you want to talk about.  Then you have to come up with some other excuse because if you tell her that you are thinking about a video game, she will stab you to death in your sleep.

I run into that problem often.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Alpo on January 06, 2014, 03:59:39 PM
The worst is when you lay in bed at night and can't fall asleep because you're brain is thinking to hard about how to beat some level of some stupid video game.  Then your wife asks why you keep tossing and turning and if something is on your mind that you want to talk about.  Then you have to come up with some other excuse because if you tell her that you are thinking about a video game, she will stab you to death in your sleep.

I run into that problem often.

I'm somewhat suprised you still have a wife. How do you do that? You could write some self-help book about combining video games and a relationships. Millions of men would be eternally grateful.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on January 06, 2014, 04:06:18 PM
The worst is when you lay in bed at night and can't fall asleep because you're brain is thinking to hard about how to beat some level of some stupid video game.  Then your wife asks why you keep tossing and turning and if something is on your mind that you want to talk about.  Then you have to come up with some other excuse because if you tell her that you are thinking about a video game, she will stab you to death in your sleep.

I run into that problem often.

I'm somewhat suprised you still have a wife. How do you do that? You could write some self-help book about combining video games and a relationships. Millions of men would be eternally grateful.
I'm pretty sure my wife wonders this as well.  Without sounding braggadocious, I daresay that I am an 8 or 9 on a scale of 1-10 nerdom. I play lots of video games, I am into a weirdo Christian cult called Orthodoxy, I incessantly paint fantasy and wargaming miniatures when I'm not playing video games, and I enjoy only movies that she absolutely cannot stand.

On second thought, you should probably have my wife write a book on how to put up with guys who are bound and determined to embarrass them at any given moment.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on January 06, 2014, 04:41:07 PM
The worst is when you lay in bed at night and can't fall asleep because you're brain is thinking to hard about how to beat some level of some stupid video game.  Then your wife asks why you keep tossing and turning and if something is on your mind that you want to talk about.  Then you have to come up with some other excuse because if you tell her that you are thinking about a video game, she will stab you to death in your sleep.

I run into that problem often.

I'm somewhat suprised you still have a wife. How do you do that? You could write some self-help book about combining video games and a relationships. Millions of men would be eternally grateful.
I'm pretty sure my wife wonders this as well.  Without sounding braggadocious, I daresay that I am an 8 or 9 on a scale of 1-10 nerdom. I play lots of video games, I am into a weirdo Christian cult called Orthodoxy, I incessantly paint fantasy and wargaming miniatures when I'm not playing video games, and I enjoy only movies that she absolutely cannot stand.

On second thought, you should probably have my wife write a book on how to put up with guys who are bound and determined to embarrass them at any given moment.

You and I shall talk at some point.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Alpo on January 06, 2014, 04:45:46 PM
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Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on January 06, 2014, 04:48:09 PM
The worst is when you lay in bed at night and can't fall asleep because you're brain is thinking to hard about how to beat some level of some stupid video game.  Then your wife asks why you keep tossing and turning and if something is on your mind that you want to talk about.  Then you have to come up with some other excuse because if you tell her that you are thinking about a video game, she will stab you to death in your sleep.

I run into that problem often.

I'm somewhat suprised you still have a wife. How do you do that? You could write some self-help book about combining video games and a relationships. Millions of men would be eternally grateful.
I'm pretty sure my wife wonders this as well.  Without sounding braggadocious, I daresay that I am an 8 or 9 on a scale of 1-10 nerdom. I play lots of video games, I am into a weirdo Christian cult called Orthodoxy, I incessantly paint fantasy and wargaming miniatures when I'm not playing video games, and I enjoy only movies that she absolutely cannot stand.

On second thought, you should probably have my wife write a book on how to put up with guys who are bound and determined to embarrass them at any given moment.

You and I shall talk at some point.
Some day, when I am bored, I will photograph my collection so you can appreciate the countless number of hours I spend lovingly painting my "little men" as my wife refers to them. No double entendre intended.  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on January 06, 2014, 04:51:39 PM
The worst is when you lay in bed at night and can't fall asleep because you're brain is thinking to hard about how to beat some level of some stupid video game.  Then your wife asks why you keep tossing and turning and if something is on your mind that you want to talk about.  Then you have to come up with some other excuse because if you tell her that you are thinking about a video game, she will stab you to death in your sleep.

I run into that problem often.

I'm somewhat suprised you still have a wife. How do you do that? You could write some self-help book about combining video games and a relationships. Millions of men would be eternally grateful.
I'm pretty sure my wife wonders this as well.  Without sounding braggadocious, I daresay that I am an 8 or 9 on a scale of 1-10 nerdom. I play lots of video games, I am into a weirdo Christian cult called Orthodoxy, I incessantly paint fantasy and wargaming miniatures when I'm not playing video games, and I enjoy only movies that she absolutely cannot stand.

On second thought, you should probably have my wife write a book on how to put up with guys who are bound and determined to embarrass them at any given moment.

You and I shall talk at some point.
Some day, when I am bored, I will photograph my collection so you can appreciate the countless number of hours I spend lovingly painting my "little men" as my wife refers to them. No double entendre intended.  ;D

Yeah, she calls them "Your Toys". If I had a decent camera I would photog mine. Otherwise, I am stuck having my bro take pics (pretty decent ones) with the only draw back being that his camera was an antique during some of the wars depicted...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 06, 2014, 04:53:01 PM
I incessantly paint fantasy and wargaming miniatures

I tried to find on youtube the 7th season DS9 scene in which O'Brien and Bashir are arguing about their model of the Alamo, and Worf and Dax are talking about them, but I could not find it.  :-\  Please accept this (http://youtu.be/0G-o2TuP_Kc) to make up for it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hinterlander on January 06, 2014, 05:01:43 PM
The worst is when you lay in bed at night and can't fall asleep because you're brain is thinking to hard about how to beat some level of some stupid video game.  Then your wife asks why you keep tossing and turning and if something is on your mind that you want to talk about.  Then you have to come up with some other excuse because if you tell her that you are thinking about a video game, she will stab you to death in your sleep.

I run into that problem often.

I run into this problem more often than I'd like to admit.  I feel like my brain is infected.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on January 06, 2014, 11:56:20 PM
The worst is when you lay in bed at night and can't fall asleep because you're brain is thinking to hard about how to beat some level of some stupid video game.  Then your wife asks why you keep tossing and turning and if something is on your mind that you want to talk about.  Then you have to come up with some other excuse because if you tell her that you are thinking about a video game, she will stab you to death in your sleep.

I run into that problem often.

I run into this problem more often than I'd like to admit.  I feel like my brain is infected.


Now imagine if, instead of trying to to figure out how to beat some level, you're trying to figure out exactly which line of the 10,000 lines of code in your level is causing a problem. And the code is due in two days.

It's a good thing I'm not married- I'd drive a wife to monasticism :D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 07, 2014, 12:53:46 AM
The worst is when you lay in bed at night and can't fall asleep because you're brain is thinking to hard about how to beat some level of some stupid video game.  Then your wife asks why you keep tossing and turning and if something is on your mind that you want to talk about.  Then you have to come up with some other excuse because if you tell her that you are thinking about a video game, she will stab you to death in your sleep.

I run into that problem often.

I run into this problem more often than I'd like to admit.  I feel like my brain is infected.


Now imagine if, instead of trying to to figure out how to beat some level, you're trying to figure out exactly which line of the 10,000 lines of code in your level is causing a problem. And the code is due in two days.

It's a good thing I'm not married- I'd drive a wife to monasticism :D

and I am on the forum complaining WHY IS THIS SO BROKEN THIS COMPANY IS TERRIBLE THESE DEVS ARE TERRIBLE DO THEY EVEN TEST THEIR GAMES? UGH

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 07, 2014, 12:55:13 AM
I have been playing with Lubeck a lot recently.  I kind of enjoy them as a county.  At some point I might try the Duchy in the Peloponnese.  It looks interesting.  That or Brandenburg as it would let me do all the stuff I am trying with Lubeck, but with a duchy and the HRE behind me. 

What I am doing is Vassalizing to the Danes ASAP, before they invade me.  Unfortunately, using them as allies has been kind of sketchy.  I have married daughters to Skane and marry Danish princesses, etc on a few occasions, but then when I tried to take Mecklenburg/Wismar no one comes to my aid.  They join me in the war, but I don't see troops rolling up.  Usually I start out with either Maria or that other Norwegian girl as they are at good baby-making ages right off the bat and put me in good with Harald Hardrada. 

I am using the legacy of Rome DLC so whatever patch that has.  It opens up the retinues, which have been next to near useless as I never have enough retinue cap.

When is it a good time to start expanding?  Should I wait for the next generation and just use the first as time to build up wealth and family alliances?  The problem I have been having is that the Pomeranians always gobble up my Baltic States and they are a lot harder to face than the Oborodites or whatever they are called.  I almost think I should try to take Mecklenburg and Rostock asap before the Poms come in?  But I never have the manpower to do it.

I did start a game as Rostock at a later year (3rd Crusades, I think, or Alexiad).  My poor daughter.  I married her off to my cousin's son to try and get Mecklenburg.  Since the duke was imprisoned he seemed ok to letting me pull a matrilineal marriage with his heir.  Then the bloke died so I was able to marry her off to his brother (yeah, this is getting sick) but they just wouldn't make babies!  (At this point I gave up.  I still have the save, just have tried again from a previous era. I really want to build the duchy from Lubeck, but have just had such a hard time getting started.  Darn Pommeranians!)

hello,

since i just got back from work now i am ehre again,k but i am too tired to help you. perhaps you can post a screen shot of your current lubeck game and i can give advice

you can do so by clicking prtscn and pasting it on Microsoft Paint, saving, and uploading it to imgur .com and posting here. or perhaps you click f12, and when you leave steam ... well it is complicated. also you can try the crusader kings 2 paradox forum for advice as well, they are more helpful than me and say things in better grammar and yadayadayad than me


but i will come back tonight to give advice. a shame about your poor daughter

I have started and restared Lubeck approximately 274,236 times at my last count.  In each game, if you push single player, click on Lubeck and push the play button, you will have a general idea of where I am at 20 years or so into the game!

Over the weekend I took a CK2 hiatus as I have been dreaming about marrying my unborn daughters to various German and Danish prinicpalities, instead playing World of Tanks/Warplanes and Star Wars Old Republic.  I tend to take breaks when video games infect my sleep.  I won't be able to get on much for the next couple of days (Christmas Eve tonight + relationship anniversary tomorrow) but Wed or Thurs I will give Lubeck another shot and try to record what I do. 

hello I am here

to tell you things

first though, I will start up the game and play 20 years to see where you might be.
 

before that first thing though,

I must tell you not to play world of warplanes, and instead play "Warthunder" another free to play plane fighter game. IT is much better graphics, better sound, more realistic, and yadayadayada... oh wait.. 1.37... *(DONT ASK)(

brb for advices
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 07, 2014, 02:15:17 AM
I have been playing with Lubeck a lot recently.  I kind of enjoy them as a county.  At some point I might try the Duchy in the Peloponnese.  It looks interesting.  That or Brandenburg as it would let me do all the stuff I am trying with Lubeck, but with a duchy and the HRE behind me. 

What I am doing is Vassalizing to the Danes ASAP, before they invade me.  Unfortunately, using them as allies has been kind of sketchy.  I have married daughters to Skane and marry Danish princesses, etc on a few occasions, but then when I tried to take Mecklenburg/Wismar no one comes to my aid.  They join me in the war, but I don't see troops rolling up.  Usually I start out with either Maria or that other Norwegian girl as they are at good baby-making ages right off the bat and put me in good with Harald Hardrada. 

I am using the legacy of Rome DLC so whatever patch that has.  It opens up the retinues, which have been next to near useless as I never have enough retinue cap.

When is it a good time to start expanding?  Should I wait for the next generation and just use the first as time to build up wealth and family alliances?  The problem I have been having is that the Pomeranians always gobble up my Baltic States and they are a lot harder to face than the Oborodites or whatever they are called.  I almost think I should try to take Mecklenburg and Rostock asap before the Poms come in?  But I never have the manpower to do it.

I did start a game as Rostock at a later year (3rd Crusades, I think, or Alexiad).  My poor daughter.  I married her off to my cousin's son to try and get Mecklenburg.  Since the duke was imprisoned he seemed ok to letting me pull a matrilineal marriage with his heir.  Then the bloke died so I was able to marry her off to his brother (yeah, this is getting sick) but they just wouldn't make babies!  (At this point I gave up.  I still have the save, just have tried again from a previous era. I really want to build the duchy from Lubeck, but have just had such a hard time getting started.  Darn Pommeranians!)

hello,

since i just got back from work now i am ehre again,k but i am too tired to help you. perhaps you can post a screen shot of your current lubeck game and i can give advice

you can do so by clicking prtscn and pasting it on Microsoft Paint, saving, and uploading it to imgur .com and posting here. or perhaps you click f12, and when you leave steam ... well it is complicated. also you can try the crusader kings 2 paradox forum for advice as well, they are more helpful than me and say things in better grammar and yadayadayad than me


but i will come back tonight to give advice. a shame about your poor daughter

I have started and restared Lubeck approximately 274,236 times at my last count.  In each game, if you push single player, click on Lubeck and push the play button, you will have a general idea of where I am at 20 years or so into the game!

Over the weekend I took a CK2 hiatus as I have been dreaming about marrying my unborn daughters to various German and Danish prinicpalities, instead playing World of Tanks/Warplanes and Star Wars Old Republic.  I tend to take breaks when video games infect my sleep.  I won't be able to get on much for the next couple of days (Christmas Eve tonight + relationship anniversary tomorrow) but Wed or Thurs I will give Lubeck another shot and try to record what I do. 

Ok, i misred your post now i understand it.


First, as Lubeck, how weird it is under Denmark de jure. But anyway, personally I would not become a vassal of Denmark, but rather the Unholy Pretender Empire, since it is more stable and has more room for expansion. then again denmark is weaker and perhjaps you could become king of denmark one day. but as a pomeranian? that is just nonsense! ;)

I would turn german if was a vassal of HRE, or turn Danish if under Denmark, and not stay pomeranian. (mean, educate your heir with a courtier who is german/danish, if you have none invite one under list of characters just keep clicking german/danish ones and see if you might be able to invite them with a money to persuade)


boy, all I got to say is lubeck is very difficult... I tried to stay indipendent but get killed right away by denmark or the pagans

you are playing the 1066 date one yes?

I am trying to think of a way to become king of Pomerania from that start, since I don't think it makes sense for a Pomeranian to become king of denmark



Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 07, 2014, 02:55:18 AM
if you are playing 1066 start date, your are playing this man

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budivoj

as you can see in game, your father is Saint Gottschalk, who was leader of the tribe of the Obotrites to the east.

It says on the wikipedia, that Budivoj allied with those in Saxony.

Ok,

I have NEW ADVICE FOR YOU FOR AN INTERESTING GAME:

Before you unpause, find this man:

Ordolf of Saxony who is holder of the titles Duke of Saxony, Count of Ostfriesland, Count of Celle, Count of Luneburg, Count of Gottingen

Enter diplomacy with him, and click to arrange a marriage. Select yourself as your side of the marriage, and select Hedwig, daughter of deceased Duke Bernhard II and sister of Duke Ordolf of Saxony

She is 31 years old, so might be too old to have children if you are unlucky. but it does not matter, as if you have no children you can stil play as your brother once you die. You need this marriage for help to reclaim your father's lands!

Before you unpause still, swear fealty to the Holy Roman Emperor. That way, you can call Duke Ordolf to wars.

Unpause and wait for the marriage and the fealty to kick in.

Now, save the game.

Declare war on that heathen Krutoj who has killed your Saintly Father in an barbaric coup and stolen his lands and yours. BUT DO NOT CALL TO WAR YOUR ALLY IN SAXONY YET! Also, use the cussi belli of Claim Obotrites, of your own claim, not your brother's claim.

If you dare attack Krutoj, do not fall for the same trap the historical Budivoj (who you are playing as) did. Do not attack the pagan with your army, since slavics in this game get big boost in battles when fighting on their own land. Also, slavic lands always make your troops take attrition, (this was implimented so pagans are not steamrolled at start of game so easily)

The historical Budivoj attacked Krutoj, but Krutoj made him fall in a trap as he left the castle undefended. Once Budivoj took the castle, Krutoj swooped in with his troops and besieged them, trapping them in the castle. they were eventually all killed/starved to death.

you do not want to follow this path.


So, LET KRUTOJ bring his army to your lands, and let him besiege Lubeck. Also do not raise your troops, keep them in the castle.

NOW, finally call to arms your new Brother in Law, Duke Ordolf of Saxony.

Remember to save before you call him to arms.


Duke Ordolf will now raise his 2,000 troops, form them up, and head for Lubeck to attack the army of the besieging pagans. If Duke Ordolf and his army defeat the pagans, it is only am atter of time you will reclaim your lands as they do all the work for you, as defeating their army will put you to 75% positive warscore, and thus only need a few holdings to finish him off. (you can help the duke and put your 100 troops with his army to help take those lands)

If Duke Ordolf and his army fail and are destroyed, you are dead meat. Reload the save at that point, until the duke wins the battle. (he should... despite being outnumbered slightly,,, since the first time i tried it worked, although second it did not... perhaps let Krutoj sit on you for a while perhaps he will lose some men besieging you but probably not unless he assaults)

If all goes according to plan, you will take back your rightful lands, and christanize the pagans who were ungrateful to your father and his holiness. At this point, make plans to take the rest of the de jure kingdom of pommerania, as that is a nice objective to have unless you want to sit being a duke all your life to a german emperor. (by the way, do not become german as i adviced, since this way it is more fun and historical)

Once you take all the lands of Pomerania (oh by the way, when you take your first reclaimed lands, have that as your main title and possibly move your capital, since your current capital is not your historical capital as far as I can tell, at least of your father's)

... once your take all of Pomerania, start to think about becoming indipendent from the holy roman empire. This is extremely difficult, since the Emperor is very powerful.

To have a successful indipendence, you need to get probably at least half of the Holy Roman Empire to either be in your faction to become indipendent (which will probably not happen since they are de jure part of the empire and german and love the Emperor for his elective succession) or to have your independence faction revolt when the Emperor is in the midst of a civil war over something else. Make a faction by going to the intrique screen, and click factions. if there is already an indipendence faction, do not join it since the AI are really stupid with factions and declare war when they do not have enough power half the time.

Wait until there is no indipendence faction, and then create one when you are King of Pomerania. Use your spymaster to "scheme" on the most powerful dukes, or king vassals by putting it on their capital. There is a small chance each day that your spymaster will be able to persuade that vassal to join your faction if you have appropriate leverage against that vassal (it will be part of the event that pops up, just click one besides the "ask politely" since it does not usually work)

If your spymaster persuades that vassal to join the faction, then go to the next biggest vassal and do the same to him. This requieres a really good spymaster by the way , so try to find one by searching characters, filter only catholics, only unlanded, and perhaps only male. look for best intrique people in the entire world who are catholic, and see if any are somewhat favorable to you and dislike their current liege enough to accept an invintation to join your court (perhaps can be persuaded with a little gold as well, but do not bother trying to invite people who are already a spymaster elsewhere since they will love their liege for giving them the job)

once you get a very large faction, such as with power of 150% of your liege or more, you can start the revolt. Also, it might not be easy at all to make a large faction, since the emperor will also be trying to make those vassals leave your faction, and will automatically do so if they are at 95+ relations. (by the way, you cannot persuade a person of, I think 75 relations or higher with their liege to join a faction)

one way to make vassals dislike the emperor is to have the emperor excommunicated. this is very difficult, since sadly the pope usually loves everyone, even if they are cynical and full of sin. but even so, you might be able to persuade the Pope to excommunicate the emperor one day if he has negative relations with the Pope. (you can see the relations by clicking the "opinions" button on bottom right, and then click the Emperor's capital, and then put your cursor over Rome and it will say in a tooltip what the Pope thinks of the Emperor, you can only have him excommunicate if he has some negative opinion, and you have positive opinion with the pope)

I recommend modifying your game to make cynical a more ugly sin for the Church (since currently it gives, what, -10 church opinion? or is it 15? but i would have it at 20 since piety adds 20 opinion, which an emperor gets so much of within a few weeks it is quite broken), I can show you how to do that some time.


anyway, again, you can try having the faction revolt during another faction revolt as well since the emperor will be weaker and probably wont have troops to tackle both factions easily. (also save up money for mercenaries... lots of money...)



key to indipendence revolts is to not allow the emperor to control any lands of the faction who is revolting. if the emperor does not take any of the lands of your vassals, each week or month or so the warscore on your side will increase. eventually even if you never attack the emperor at all besides defending all the lands of your faction revolt, you will win the war. so make sure your faction members succeed in defending themselves completetly in order to win the war, if any piece of thier land is taken by the emperor , retake it so you get that ticking war score back in your favor



gosh... you should just post in crusader kings 2 forum i spend an hour writing this....

one more thing.. if you somehow become indipendent, be prepared for war from the danish, since lubeck is de jure denmark. try to take all of the duchy of holstein from denmark when your indipendent

another thing, two counties of the duchy of holstein is under the Emperor's fealty. they are prince-bishoprics. that means the only way you can take them is by fabricating claims on them. do so, while vassal of HRE, and if you want after you take them give the bishop the county again. doing so he will be your vassal instead though so when you go indipendent it will go with you. this means of course going to war against your ally of Saxony, since really you are fighting for who gets to be the liege of those bishops.

so you better marry some powerful people who can defeat that old ally.


this may take 100 or 200 years or more.

have fun.

If you succeed in everything, you will be King of independent Pomerania, which is a pathetic kingdom which is no more powerful than large dukedoms , but at least you succeeded where the historical man did not, and christianized those pagans. who knows, maybe you can go crusading or something or bring Christianity to lithuania!
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Post by: vamrat on January 07, 2014, 04:11:38 PM
Thanks a lot for the thorough answer!  I will give this a run and see how far I can go.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 07, 2014, 05:30:19 PM
Thanks a lot for the thorough answer!  I will give this a run and see how far I can go.

I am going to try it too, since I am bored of making europe Muslim
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 07, 2014, 05:47:50 PM
oh, and try to declare war then the obotrites declare war on those other pagans on the east so they fight two fronts if possible
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 07, 2014, 06:33:10 PM
oh im so stupid

you know what, just borrow 300 gold from the jewish money lenders

then just get some mercenaries you will win the war every time then
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on January 07, 2014, 07:56:54 PM
oh im so stupid

you know what, just borrow 300 gold from the jewish money lenders

then just get some mercenaries you will win the war every time then

How do you borrow money?

I just played five times and absolutely no luck.  I get in, marry Hildgred or whatever the Duke of Saxony's chick is called, and then go to war after a bit.  First time my Count died, so I restart, then Odo dies so I have no useful allies.  Next the Oborites just swear fealty to Pommerania right off the bat and are gone.  Then I finally get things right, Odo gets beat by the Oborites and I lose, restart and then Odo goes full ADHD-retard and goes to war with Hamburg and I am left butt in the wind with 200 vs 2000.  Final attempt Odo beats the Oborites, then goes off and fights Hamburg and I don't have enough men to beseige Wismar and the war ends inconclusively.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 07, 2014, 08:04:05 PM
oh im so stupid

you know what, just borrow 300 gold from the jewish money lenders

then just get some mercenaries you will win the war every time then

How do you borrow money?

I just played five times and absolutely no luck.  I get in, marry Hildgred or whatever the Duke of Saxony's chick is called, and then go to war after a bit.  First time my Count died, so I restart, then Odo dies so I have no useful allies.  Next the Oborites just swear fealty to Pommerania right off the bat and are gone.  Then I finally get things right, Odo gets beat by the Oborites and I lose, restart and then Odo goes full ADHD-retard and goes to war with Hamburg and I am left butt in the wind with 200 vs 2000.  Final attempt Odo beats the Oborites, then goes off and fights Hamburg and I don't have enough men to beseige Wismar and the war ends inconclusively.

yes i tried and kept losing, i must have been really lucky first run, but in this new way you win every time.

go to intrique tab, and look under "decisions" and scroll down to borrow from jewish moneylenders

then, hire The Swiss Company under the mercenary tab of the military tab. (the one that costs 150 upfront)

then once they gain some morale, move them away from the border and declare war. then call ally to war. kill their army, and hopefully he will surrender after you take some provinces before anyone else declares war and takes pieces of him.



I noticed after winning, there is not high enough crown authority to revoke his titles as he is a pagan. you might banish him, for 40 vassal negative opinion, but think not a good idea since you will probably wantto change succession to elective, and then eventually primogeniture

instead of banishing, he will probably try revolting against you, just defeat him again and he will be imprisoned, and you can revoke one of his titles for free for being a traitor

rest i would wait either for higher crown authority, or to fabricate claims using diplomat, or to use intrique plot to revoke one of his counties
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on January 08, 2014, 05:00:00 AM
I hope it is going well for you. Right now I have become King of Pomerania, taken fully the duchy of Hostein, and now fully the duchy of prussia, and independent of the HRE.

My vassals are, in the duchy of Hostein, each county ruled by a bishop, and those bishops ruled by an archbishop. In prussia, the same. One duchy of Pomerania is given to a kinsman, and the rest is under my personal domain besides the small walkable island I gave to the Knight's Templar, since they got stuck in England without any boats so could not walk to jerusalem...


Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on January 09, 2014, 09:47:46 AM
I got reinvited to the Elder Scrolls Beta...my weekend is ruined :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Jovan on January 10, 2014, 10:11:22 AM
I´ve not played anything for a long time, until I now came across need for speed rivals. Love NFS and racing games!!!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 11, 2014, 03:03:30 PM
Dragon Age 3 art...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/246987_736671789684260_63005529_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on January 14, 2014, 10:14:13 AM
Dragon Age 3 art...


Im hoping it is less linear. I would have liked Dragon Age if I didn't feel forced.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Jovan on January 14, 2014, 10:47:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp0rz9FX8FM

Who´s gonna hit the road with me? :D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 14, 2014, 02:33:55 PM
I got reinvited to the Elder Scrolls Beta...my weekend is ruined :)

PP

I did, too, but I couldn't get in probably because there was server overload.  :-[ I'll just have to wait til April when the game comes out.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on January 14, 2014, 02:36:00 PM
They destroyed the Elders Scrolls series and you're happy that you're in the beta...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 14, 2014, 02:39:08 PM
They destroyed the Elders Scrolls series...

How so?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 14, 2014, 02:41:42 PM
They destroyed the Elders Scrolls series and you're happy that you're in the beta...

I loved Skyrim. To each his own.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on January 14, 2014, 02:46:26 PM
I hope it is going well for you. Right now I have become King of Pomerania, taken fully the duchy of Hostein, and now fully the duchy of prussia, and independent of the HRE.

My vassals are, in the duchy of Hostein, each county ruled by a bishop, and those bishops ruled by an archbishop. In prussia, the same. One duchy of Pomerania is given to a kinsman, and the rest is under my personal domain besides the small walkable island I gave to the Knight's Templar, since they got stuck in England without any boats so could not walk to jerusalem...


lol So lots of stuff happened on my game. First, the Orthodox Church doesn't exist anymore. Gasp! The Gnostic heresy of Bogomilism, as well as Nestorianism has taken over the Byzantine Empire and the Slavic lands respectively. There is only a single Orthodox county in the whole world. Secondly, as the Duke of Swabia, in Austria; I had finally managed to declare independence from the Kingdom of East Francia, afterward I swore fealty to the Byzantine Empire. Now in Catholic Europe, there is Gnostic Bogomilism starting to crop up because I swore fealty. I had a rebellion crop up and I had no money to fend it off, so I changed to the Emir of Azerbaijan in the Middle East. When I last left off, the Byzantine Empire was almost nowhere to be found it was so butchered up. I think the funniest thing so far is that the Arabian Empire isn't in Arabia. It's in Khazar and Mongolian land. It is now 1160 c.e., I wonder what my game will continue after I import it to EU4...

They destroyed the Elders Scrolls series...

How so?

I agree. Skyrim was too much hype. I liked Oblivion.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on January 14, 2014, 03:24:34 PM
I hope it is going well for you. Right now I have become King of Pomerania, taken fully the duchy of Hostein, and now fully the duchy of prussia, and independent of the HRE.

My vassals are, in the duchy of Hostein, each county ruled by a bishop, and those bishops ruled by an archbishop. In prussia, the same. One duchy of Pomerania is given to a kinsman, and the rest is under my personal domain besides the small walkable island I gave to the Knight's Templar, since they got stuck in England without any boats so could not walk to jerusalem...


lol So lots of stuff happened on my game. First, the Orthodox Church doesn't exist anymore. Gasp! The Gnostic heresy of Bogomilism, as well as Nestorianism has taken over the Byzantine Empire and the Slavic lands respectively. There is only a single Orthodox county in the whole world. Secondly, as the Duke of Swabia, in Austria; I had finally managed to declare independence from the Kingdom of East Francia, afterward I swore fealty to the Byzantine Empire. Now in Catholic Europe, there is Gnostic Bogomilism starting to crop up because I swore fealty. I had a rebellion crop up and I had no money to fend it off, so I changed to the Emir of Azerbaijan in the Middle East. When I last left off, the Byzantine Empire was almost nowhere to be found it was so butchered up. I think the funniest thing so far is that the Arabian Empire isn't in Arabia. It's in Khazar and Mongolian land. It is now 1160 c.e., I wonder what my game will continue after I import it to EU4...

I have tried a number of things since my many misadventures in Lubeck.  For starts, I found that you can adjust the years instead of using bookmarks.   :-[  Click that two or three times and I have Wismar, Lubeck, and Rostock under Henrik.  Very nice.  I played a while last night, got bored, and quit to get my 2x XP in Warplanes.  I may play elsewhere, or reload in Mecklenburg and see how far I can go before losing.  You are still independent at the start and I went under Denmark because I enjoy playing with them, but as has been noted, they are so darn unstable!  Might give it a go with the HRE or just play independent and see which one takes me first and then swear fealty. Before that I tried as Axum and got my bottom handed to me and then as Portugal.  No fun with Portugal.  You have a daughter as heir and your wife is already early 30's.  I got luck y and she managed to pop out three kids...all daughters.  Eventually the duke died and I was left with an heir who had no legitimate dynastic heirs.

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They destroyed the Elders Scrolls series...

How so?

I agree. Skyrim was too much hype. I liked Oblivion.

Morrowind, yo!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on January 14, 2014, 03:42:04 PM
They destroyed the Elders Scrolls series...

How so?

I hate mmorpgs. TES is supposed to be single player.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on January 15, 2014, 04:28:42 PM
They destroyed the Elders Scrolls series and you're happy that you're in the beta...
I've been with Elder Scrolls since the beginning and I've loved every one (Redguard was a bit much for me though).  There is a bit that has been lost, but I think far more has been gained. Then again, it could flop and Bethesda could do a mulligan on the lore. Just ask Square :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 28, 2014, 12:36:17 AM
I've been replaying a couple old games (again).  On the PS3 I'm just now getting around to a lot of the added content for Skyrim. I also have been playing some Civ IV here and there. Just won a space race earlier tonight. Those sneaky Romans attacked me like 5 turns before I launched my spaceship, but I managed to survive, probably mainly due to several other civs declaring war on them shortly after they declared war on me.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on February 03, 2014, 02:40:55 AM
I've had Rome: Total War for years, but I was already heavy into Medieval II when I first bought it so I never gave it a fair try. I just got it free for Steam recently and decided to give it a go again, and I've had a good deal of vanilla fun.

Deciding on whether or not to continue this game to conquer the world for Rome. 8)

(http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/794059826222748123/BEA9C89DE663A2DA410747DBE3FD92999076731A/1024x576.resizedimage)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on February 03, 2014, 02:55:42 AM
The Last of Us, FF V
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Jovan on February 03, 2014, 05:55:37 AM
When will someone, just one, start growing up here on this forum and play NFS Rivals with me? :(:(:(
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hawkeye on February 03, 2014, 06:33:33 AM
My roommate and I just spent the last few hours in a multiplayer game of Crusader Kings 2. I'm surprised how well he's taken to it after he abandoned Europa Universalis IV because he thought it too complicated.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on February 19, 2014, 11:45:53 PM
Does TwitchPlaysPokemon (http://www.twitch.tv/twitchplayspokemon) count? Well, it should.

(http://www.techienews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/twitch-plays-pokemon.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on February 21, 2014, 09:52:01 AM
Does TwitchPlaysPokemon (http://www.twitch.tv/twitchplayspokemon) count? Well, it should.

(http://www.techienews.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/twitch-plays-pokemon.jpg)
My students love it. It is pretty hilarious.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on February 21, 2014, 11:34:29 AM
Has anyone else played the Rome Total Realism mod for RTW?  I have been tooling around with it.  Not bad at all.  And the Egyptians are not a millenium out of date...lol!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: IoanC on February 22, 2014, 01:26:04 AM
Started playing War Thunder. It's a free-to-play world war II airplane fighter. Quite realistic and fun.

(http://mmohuts.com/wp-content/gallery/warthunder-preview/war_thunder_06.jpg?ec9f9b)
(http://blog.likeit.ro/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/War-Thunder.jpg)
(http://www.freemmostation.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/war-thunder-19.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on February 22, 2014, 03:09:02 AM
Started playing War Thunder. It's a free-to-play world war II airplane fighter. Quite realistic and fun.

(http://mmohuts.com/wp-content/gallery/warthunder-preview/war_thunder_06.jpg?ec9f9b)
(http://blog.likeit.ro/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/War-Thunder.jpg)
(http://www.freemmostation.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/war-thunder-19.jpg)

I play that too

but they recently made the grind much much longer i am glad i am not a new player... or else i would not play lol
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nicene on February 22, 2014, 11:54:55 AM
Got a chance to play the elder scrolls beta recently.

Sigh...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: WeldeMikael on February 22, 2014, 12:34:10 PM
Has anyone else played the Rome Total Realism mod for RTW?  I have been tooling around with it.  Not bad at all.  And the Egyptians are not a millenium out of date...lol!

I suggest you play Roma Surrectum 2 (mod). Best one for RTW.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on February 27, 2014, 01:48:12 AM
I've been playing "Cthulhu Saves the World" on and off. Pretty funny game.

However, I recently made the decision to return to WoW. I'm having a great time. My fiance, however, is not ecstatic.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on February 27, 2014, 10:38:25 AM
Got a chance to play the elder scrolls beta recently.

Sigh...
I got my 4th beta invite. I love the game. Already bought the imperial edition.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on February 27, 2014, 10:44:24 AM
I'm on the beta session of ESO too! Can't wait for Friday. :)

Just recently, I got a set of old Sherlock Holmes mystery games for the PC. Started to play 'The Mystery of the Mummy.' It's fun.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Ansgar on February 27, 2014, 10:48:07 AM
I'm on the beta session of ESO too! Can't wait for Friday. :)

Just recently, I got a set of old Sherlock Holmes mystery games for the PC. Started to play 'The Mystery of the Mummy.' It's fun.

Have you reached the rotating room yet? I can't figure that one out.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on February 27, 2014, 10:49:35 AM
I'm on the beta session of ESO too! Can't wait for Friday. :)

Just recently, I got a set of old Sherlock Holmes mystery games for the PC. Started to play 'The Mystery of the Mummy.' It's fun.

Have you reached the rotating room yet? I can't figure that one out.

No, I only just started. I'm in the first room in the museum, with the sarcophagi.  :) Looking forward to a lot of good puzzles!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Ansgar on February 27, 2014, 10:51:27 AM
I'm on the beta session of ESO too! Can't wait for Friday. :)

Just recently, I got a set of old Sherlock Holmes mystery games for the PC. Started to play 'The Mystery of the Mummy.' It's fun.

Have you reached the rotating room yet? I can't figure that one out.

No, I only just started. I'm in the first room in the museum, with the sarcophagi.  :) Looking forward to a lot of good puzzles!

They are good. I just can't figure that one out.  :P
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on February 27, 2014, 10:54:32 AM
I see nothing wrong with sneaking a peek at a walkthrough. Games are to be enjoyed, and I've been known to use a little extra help in order to complete a tough process.

 ;)

http://www.gameboomers.com/wtcheats/pcSs/SHMysteryMummy.htm
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on February 27, 2014, 01:43:27 PM
I'm on the beta session of ESO too! Can't wait for Friday. :)

Just recently, I got a set of old Sherlock Holmes mystery games for the PC. Started to play 'The Mystery of the Mummy.' It's fun.
Hey biro, Im playing Daggerfall, if you are too, hunt me down. My u/n is primuspilushb

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on February 27, 2014, 06:28:14 PM
I see nothing wrong with sneaking a peek at a walkthrough.

It's like asking a friend for help in a tough spot. It's just that said friend happens to know everything about the game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on February 27, 2014, 06:29:22 PM
Did any of you guys ever play Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on February 27, 2014, 09:45:40 PM
I'm on the beta session of ESO too! Can't wait for Friday. :)

Just recently, I got a set of old Sherlock Holmes mystery games for the PC. Started to play 'The Mystery of the Mummy.' It's fun.

I'll be playing the Friday beta, too. I'm really not big on MMOs, but with graduation looming a few betas will look good on my resume.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Hawkeye on February 27, 2014, 09:51:33 PM
Count me in as well. I missed the last beta session but I figure I'll take this one out for a spin.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Iconodule on March 05, 2014, 04:38:58 PM
Just got an iPad and am exploring a lot of new mobile games. I've played a few roguelikes (Dungelot, 100 Rogues) and also the RTS Auralux, the psychedelic flight sim Melodive, and this game Primal Flame where you swipe around a match trying not to be eaten by evil flowers. (http://cdn.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Primal-Flame-02-640x480.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on March 05, 2014, 04:45:15 PM
Just got an iPad and am exploring a lot of new mobile games. I've played a few roguelikes (Dungelot, 100 Rogues) and also the RTS Auralux, the psychedelic flight sim Melodive, and this game Primal Flame where you swipe around a match trying not to be eaten by evil flowers. (http://cdn.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Primal-Flame-02-640x480.jpg)

Dude, I was given an iPad sorta against my will, let me know what I should do with it. Really, I finally made peace with the Kindle app with a few tweaks.

But it inhabits a zone which makes little sense between my computer and phone.

So if you have any suggestions, I am all ears.

We can take this elsewhere if people care about the derail, but I am going to see if I can't get it working with a networked drive to use its Airplay features as a media controller. That's about all I got.

Spelltower. But who I want to play with has an Android phone and they won't pair. Oh well.

I tried some games for it, but really my 3DS XL demolishes it. Maybe it has a decent app for playing Go? Been thinking about picking that back up.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Iconodule on March 05, 2014, 05:01:36 PM
Just got an iPad and am exploring a lot of new mobile games. I've played a few roguelikes (Dungelot, 100 Rogues) and also the RTS Auralux, the psychedelic flight sim Melodive, and this game Primal Flame where you swipe around a match trying not to be eaten by evil flowers. (http://cdn.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Primal-Flame-02-640x480.jpg)

Dude, I was given an iPad sorta against my will, let me know what I should do with it. Really, I finally made peace with the Kindle app with a few tweaks.

But it inhabits a zone which makes little sense between my computer and phone.

So if you have any suggestions, I am all ears.

We can take this elsewhere if people care about the derail, but I am going to see if I can't get it working with a networked drive to use its Airplay features as a media controller. That's about all I got.

Spelltower. But who I want to play with has an Android phone and they won't pair. Oh well.

I tried some games for it, but really my 3DS XL demolishes it. Maybe it has a decent app for playing Go? Been thinking about picking that back up.

The main reason I got the iPad was for my work, where it actually makes sense. As a gaming platform, I actually am really enjoying it for all the retro or retro-style games which are available on the app store, as well as the weirder experimental stuff which makes the most of the touch screen. How is Spelltower? I've been looking at more social games.

Re: Go, I haven't played it in a while- last I played, I was roughly 15 kyu on the Kiseido Go server, which I'm told is fairly accurate by real-world standards. I couldn't seem to progress to a higher skill level and was a bit frustrated. But I'd love to start playing that again.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on March 05, 2014, 05:16:15 PM
Just got an iPad and am exploring a lot of new mobile games. I've played a few roguelikes (Dungelot, 100 Rogues) and also the RTS Auralux, the psychedelic flight sim Melodive, and this game Primal Flame where you swipe around a match trying not to be eaten by evil flowers. (http://cdn.cultofmac.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Primal-Flame-02-640x480.jpg)

Dude, I was given an iPad sorta against my will, let me know what I should do with it. Really, I finally made peace with the Kindle app with a few tweaks.

But it inhabits a zone which makes little sense between my computer and phone.

So if you have any suggestions, I am all ears.

We can take this elsewhere if people care about the derail, but I am going to see if I can't get it working with a networked drive to use its Airplay features as a media controller. That's about all I got.

Spelltower. But who I want to play with has an Android phone and they won't pair. Oh well.

I tried some games for it, but really my 3DS XL demolishes it. Maybe it has a decent app for playing Go? Been thinking about picking that back up.

The main reason I got the iPad was for my work, where it actually makes sense. As a gaming platform, I actually am really enjoying it for all the retro or retro-style games which are available on the app store, as well as the weirder experimental stuff which makes the most of the touch screen. How is Spelltower? I've been looking at more social games.

Re: Go, I haven't played it in a while- last I played, I was roughly 15 kyu on the Kiseido Go server, which I'm told is fairly accurate by real-world standards. I couldn't seem to progress to a higher skill level and was a bit frustrated. But I'd love to start playing that again.

Do you like so called German style board games? There have been some attempts to port them over to the iOS to play via the device, network, and internet. Since I don't do facebook and all that, I haven't gotten into them, but there are a few look promising:

http://videogamegeek.com/iphone

I dunno, the iOS games have shown a lotta flash to me but that is it, no substance or staying power. I haven't tried many, cause I am not paying for anything I can't demo. In terms of retro gaming, if I want to go that route, there is the Wii and the 3DS.

Can you list what you have liked?

Spelltower is OK, but like I said I can't pair it with my would be partner due to the fact they are using Android and it sounds like there are problems playing it even with other iOS devices. The 3DS pairs trivially and excellently and would be awesome in Japan I guess. I might get carted off hanging around playgrounds hoping to hook up with school children.

There are some iOS clients for the various Go servers. I might have to revisit that hobby. The iPad would be a method of developing an entire method of Go instruction. On my KoreanTV channel or whatever I get through AppleTV, there are like 3 subchannels devoted to Go matches and instructions. Pay content only.

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Iconodule on March 05, 2014, 06:33:05 PM

I dunno, the iOS games have shown a lotta flash to me but that is it, no substance or staying power. I haven't tried many, cause I am not paying for anything I can't demo. In terms of retro gaming, if I want to go that route, there is the Wii and the 3DS.

Can you list what you have liked?

Most of the good stuff I've played has either been free or $.99. Though there are some "free" games that demand money for the game to be enjoyable- I avoid those.

A list of stuff... I don't know if I've gone far enough to feel comfortable putting out a list. I really enjoy the roguelike games I've played.

I also really like Pakkuman's Defense which is a combination of Pac Man and tower defense games. You can play it free online here: http://tametick.com/pd/ I notice a lot of indie developers coming out with these games that build on old school concepts in interesting, original ways.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on March 05, 2014, 06:59:53 PM

I dunno, the iOS games have shown a lotta flash to me but that is it, no substance or staying power. I haven't tried many, cause I am not paying for anything I can't demo. In terms of retro gaming, if I want to go that route, there is the Wii and the 3DS.

Can you list what you have liked?

Most of the good stuff I've played has either been free or $.99. Though there are some "free" games that demand money for the game to be enjoyable- I avoid those.

A list of stuff... I don't know if I've gone far enough to feel comfortable putting out a list. I really enjoy the roguelike games I've played.

I also really like Pakkuman's Defense which is a combination of Pac Man and tower defense games. You can play it free online here: http://tametick.com/pd/ I notice a lot of indie developers coming out with these games that build on old school concepts in interesting, original ways.

Pardon the stupid, but what is a "roguelike" game?

And forget anything that has ads. You have to be kidding me. I can't stand ads. It blows my mind whenever I use someone else's phone or computer by how monetized everything is.

If they manage to break adblock, I am done with the internet. So yes, people there is hope outside my death for you yet.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Rhinosaur on March 05, 2014, 08:35:57 PM
Anyone else here excited about this game?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQA7SmHZaII
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Iconodule on March 06, 2014, 12:16:05 PM
Pardon the stupid, but what is a "roguelike" game?

Basically, they involve roaming around randomly generated terrain (usually dungeons) killing monsters and collecting items until your likely or inevitable death, after which you have to start a new game. There may or may not be a central quest / endpoint to the game.

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And forget anything that has ads. You have to be kidding me. I can't stand ads. It blows my mind whenever I use someone else's phone or computer by how monetized everything is.

I was thinking more about games that pester you for in-app purchases, without which the game is nigh unplayable. A good example is the Dungeon Keeper port which is a total disgrace.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 08, 2014, 08:48:46 PM
Conan playing WWE 2k14 (http://teamcoco.com/video/clueless-gamer-wwe2k14)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on March 10, 2014, 12:23:23 PM
Anyone else here excited about this game?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQA7SmHZaII
Might be another failed Alien game....I hope Im wrong.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on March 10, 2014, 02:54:20 PM
Pardon the stupid, but what is a "roguelike" game?

Basically, they involve roaming around randomly generated terrain (usually dungeons) killing monsters and collecting items until your likely or inevitable death, after which you have to start a new game. There may or may not be a central quest / endpoint to the game.

I have to say that I haven't enjoyed roguelikes on iOS/Android too much. PC ones, even simpler ones, just end up being more enjoyable for some reason.

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A good example is the Dungeon Keeper port which is a total disgrace.

Absolutely a disgrace. Having loved the Dungeon Keeper games for years, I was excited to see Dungeon Keeper released since another game I liked, Majesty, had a decent iOS/Android port. Needless to say that excitement died quickly. Nerd3 did a good summary of how poor the in-app purchases are in Dungeon Keeper, here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpdoBwezFVA) (warning: language).

Intentionally making a game less fun just so players have to pay to make it as fun as it should've been originally is just a horrendous practice that I hope will eventually die out.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on March 10, 2014, 07:00:09 PM
Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis. I got stuck during the Mystery of the Mummy and decided to just skip to another game. I'll go back to the other game later. :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 15, 2014, 12:00:59 AM
Gonna try to start up a new game of GTAV and hopefully get through it without getting bored. When are they going to release some new content for the main (non-online) game... or have they done so and I just didn't notice?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 12, 2014, 11:41:54 AM
Civilization:Beyond Earth (http://youtu.be/qtYWqE55s24)

This gon be great...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on April 12, 2014, 02:13:59 PM
Civilization:Beyond Earth (http://youtu.be/qtYWqE55s24)

This gon be great...

Pretty much a new Alpha Centauri? Awesome.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 12, 2014, 08:21:08 PM
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will take humanity to space this fall (http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/12/5600008/civilization-beyond-earth-trailer-screenshots-announcement-sid-meier)

This fall on Linux, Mac and Windows PC for $49.99, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will take the strategy game beyond the confines of its home turf to an alien world that players will colonize and where they will forge a new future of humanity.

Polygon spoke with four of the upcoming game's developers to learn about the game, the challenges a new venture like this poses for those creating it and how escaping Earth's gravitational pull will change the long running series...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on April 13, 2014, 10:54:52 PM
Civilization:Beyond Earth (http://youtu.be/qtYWqE55s24)

This gon be great...

I better start saving now  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gunnarr on April 15, 2014, 06:05:17 PM
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on April 16, 2014, 01:05:10 PM
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will take humanity to space this fall (http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/12/5600008/civilization-beyond-earth-trailer-screenshots-announcement-sid-meier)

This fall on Linux, Mac and Windows PC for $49.99, Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will take the strategy game beyond the confines of its home turf to an alien world that players will colonize and where they will forge a new future of humanity.

Polygon spoke with four of the upcoming game's developers to learn about the game, the challenges a new venture like this poses for those creating it and how escaping Earth's gravitational pull will change the long running series...

Hey!  It's Alpha Centauri II!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on April 16, 2014, 01:06:03 PM
Company of Heroes II.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on April 23, 2014, 03:21:27 AM
New Dragon Age (http://youtu.be/uO2h4qUNJ60) content was released. Maybe I'm just going crazy here, but some of those graphics look like they're a half dozen years old; I was sort of expecting very nice looking, next-gen looking stuff. Not that I have (or will have any time soon) a next gen console, and I'll probabky pre-order this... I guess I just had higher expectations.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on April 23, 2014, 07:46:56 AM
Waiting for the Elder Scrolls Online to come out for X Box. Also waiting for the new Sherlock Holmes game, Crimes and Punishment.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Ferd Berfel on April 23, 2014, 07:57:26 AM
Just last night I dug out my old games; I've been playing Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time again. Probably one of my top two favorite games of all time.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on April 24, 2014, 07:09:46 AM
Elder Scrolls Online is amazing. I love it. For those playing, join up with my clan if you wish. http://primuspilus.iclanwebsites.com

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on April 24, 2014, 08:26:20 AM
Just last night I dug out my old games; I've been playing Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time again. Probably one of my top two favorite games of all time.

True. A better game was never made.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 11, 2014, 09:01:48 PM
I'm 155 hours into a playthrough of Skyrim. My goal is to hit 1000 hours before I go to beat Alduin. I haven't even visited High Hrothgar yet. I wonder what month and year it will be by the end if I can do this...  ???
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on May 12, 2014, 10:13:20 AM
I got Project Zomboid (beta) on steam.  Pretty fun with PS1 graphics.  Also played a couple games of Age of Mythology last night.  Been a long time since I played that!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Jovan on May 12, 2014, 10:28:06 AM
You guys are so two-thousand and late :P Come play Need for speed Rivals with me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qp0rz9FX8FM
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on May 12, 2014, 01:59:37 PM
I got Project Zomboid (beta) on steam.  Pretty fun with PS1 graphics.  Also played a couple games of Age of Mythology last night.  Been a long time since I played that!

Nice choices. I used to LAN Age of Mythology back in the day. Fun times.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: dinska on May 13, 2014, 09:26:46 PM
Also played a couple games of Age of Mythology last night.  Been a long time since I played that!

Nice choices. I used to LAN Age of Mythology back in the day. Fun times.

Age of Mythology just re-released in a package on Steam -- I've been debating if it was worth picking up a copy since there will be some interest again...

I played Age of Empires but never did get a copy of Age of Mythology.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on May 14, 2014, 05:08:37 AM
Lately, I've been playing 007 Legends on the 360. Recently, I bought a 2DS, too, and I bought Bravely Default with it.

Right now, I need to figure out what games I'm going to play when. I have a long backlog.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on May 14, 2014, 09:30:00 AM
Also played a couple games of Age of Mythology last night.  Been a long time since I played that!

Nice choices. I used to LAN Age of Mythology back in the day. Fun times.

Age of Mythology just re-released in a package on Steam -- I've been debating if it was worth picking up a copy since there will be some interest again...

I played Age of Empires but never did get a copy of Age of Mythology.

It is an interesting game. It works a bit different than previous games though you can see some elements being carried on in AoE III.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on May 18, 2014, 11:19:37 PM
Been playing Baldur's Gate on my new Nexus 7 (2012). It's surprisingly much more intuitive than I would've ever expected, and it's a blast so far. I'm about to hit up Cloakwood. These are a couple older screenshots where a thunderstorm randomly saves the day with a couple well-placed lightning strikes, back-to-back finishing off two enemies:

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10257114_10203108610290232_7600232769332688115_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10336757_10203108609770219_4046202753055301951_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on May 19, 2014, 07:35:53 AM
Been playing Baldur's Gate on my new Nexus 7 (2012). It's surprisingly much more intuitive than I would've ever expected, and it's a blast so far. I'm about to hit up Cloakwood. These are a couple older screenshots where a thunderstorm randomly saves the day with a couple well-placed lightning strikes, back-to-back finishing off two enemies:

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10257114_10203108610290232_7600232769332688115_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10336757_10203108609770219_4046202753055301951_n.jpg)
Minsc and Boo are the greatest team of all time.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on May 19, 2014, 04:40:00 PM
Minsc and Boo are the greatest team of all time.

PP

I usually keep him, but I left him off with Dynaheir this time.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on May 19, 2014, 06:12:10 PM
I've been working, and haven't had as much time to play games. Guess I'll try again this weekend. :)

I wish they would also make an online version of the Family Feud for X Box. I like that show! :)

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ThatOneGuy92 on May 23, 2014, 01:13:47 AM
So, I recently purchased Dragon Age Origins- Ultimate Edition due to a Steam deal. And, lo and behold, it actually works on my laptop.
Needless to say, I haven't been doing much else the past couple of days  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on May 23, 2014, 01:19:00 AM
Prototype. I played through it once with minimal civilian casualties, trying to act as I would act if put in the character's situation, but now I'm just going through it carelessly to unlock everything.

I understand that the second one features a Roman Catholic protagonist who goes to his priest for missions (and possibly confession?). Definitely gonna check that one out when I'm finished.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ilyazhito on May 23, 2014, 02:42:16 PM
I played Pirates: Tides of Fortune. It's a good online game, and I got to level 43, but it was a bit of a time-waster.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on May 23, 2014, 03:00:28 PM
Rune Factory 4, on my bro's 3DS.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on May 23, 2014, 03:05:29 PM
Pray for me. I have lost interest in video games and know not where to turn.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on May 23, 2014, 03:38:58 PM
Pray for me. I have lost interest in video games and know not where to turn.

Oh noes! :)

Try this: http://www.freearcade.com/

There's always apps on Facebook. They crash a lot, but they're free. I'm fond of Castle Ville and Family Feud.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: IoanC on May 30, 2014, 12:24:47 AM
You can get Battlefield 3 and Plants. vs Zombies literally for free on Origin. Not sure for how long.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: dinska on May 30, 2014, 01:21:23 AM
I just picked up the free plants v zombies myself, last night.  I never had gotten around to playing it. A nice change of pace.

Origin does these free offers from time to time. If you have an account it's probably worth logging in to see what's available.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on May 30, 2014, 02:37:43 AM
I just picked up the free plants v zombies myself, last night.  I never had gotten around to playing it. A nice change of pace.

Origin does these free offers from time to time. If you have an account it's probably worth logging in to see what's available.

I own Plants vs Zombies from like 6 different sources and platforms - iOS, Android(free through Amazon), Xbox 360, Origin(free), BigFish Games(free), and I think Steam but not sure.

It's definitely a great game. The shooter spin-off, Garden Warfare, is also pretty good too. I barely played PvZ2, but what I did play was a bit disappointing with it's "free-to-play" model.

Plants vs Zombies Adventures is a decent Facebook game, but also suffers from f2p nonsense.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 30, 2014, 11:54:12 PM
I'm 155 hours into a playthrough of Skyrim. My goal is to hit 1000 hours before I go to beat Alduin. I haven't even visited High Hrothgar yet. I wonder what month and year it will be by the end if I can do this...  ???

219 hours...

Generally I just play while listening to the baseball game each day... that way I kill two birds with one stone entertainments with one arrow to the knee.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on May 31, 2014, 12:18:40 AM
I'm 155 hours into a playthrough of Skyrim. My goal is to hit 1000 hours before I go to beat Alduin. I haven't even visited High Hrothgar yet. I wonder what month and year it will be by the end if I can do this...  ???

219 hours...

Generally I just play while listening to the baseball game each day... that way I kill two birds with one stone entertainments with one arrow to the knee.

You are incapable of work, why again?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on May 31, 2014, 12:28:08 AM
Reasons I have not mentioned on this forum, as strange as that might seem considering all that I have said (too much) about my personal life.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: dinska on June 06, 2014, 09:31:49 PM
I just picked up the free plants v zombies myself, last night.  I never had gotten around to playing it. A nice change of pace.

Origin does these free offers from time to time. If you have an account it's probably worth logging in to see what's available.

I own Plants vs Zombies from like 6 different sources and platforms - iOS, Android(free through Amazon), Xbox 360, Origin(free), BigFish Games(free), and I think Steam but not sure.

It's definitely a great game. The shooter spin-off, Garden Warfare, is also pretty good too. I barely played PvZ2, but what I did play was a bit disappointing with it's "free-to-play" model.

Plants v Zombies has been a riot -- I'm enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. There's so much detail in what seemed like such a simple game. Now I see why it was such a phenomenon...

Next up for me is Europa Universalis IV, which was 75% off on Steam last week. I'd been wanting to pick up a copy forever, and just could not resist!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 10, 2014, 06:55:00 PM
Beyond Earth (http://www.gamespot.com/videos/e3-2014-sid-meier-s-civilization-beyond-earth-stag/2300-6419444/) interview and gameplay...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: dinska on June 10, 2014, 09:40:39 PM
Oh boy, E3 videos are dangerous. I almost wish you hadn't shown me, I unexpectedly have the week off, I might want to see the sun a little.  :laugh:
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on June 11, 2014, 07:37:13 AM
I got accepted to the Battlefield Hardline Beta, and have it downloaded. I know what Im doing Saturday.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 22, 2014, 02:18:31 PM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--UQuPSkFi--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/779548827245755568.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on June 22, 2014, 02:20:59 PM
I've been playing Bingo on my phone a lot. The game, not the song about the dog. :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 22, 2014, 02:33:20 PM
Beat Baldurs Gate Enhanced Edition on my tablet, and have lately been playing Half Life 2 for the first time.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 23, 2014, 09:43:16 PM
(https://fbcdn-photos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-0/10464026_10152454426081112_5977366590416350633_n.jpg?oh=b833b913799a78cbd4fcc4a9d61b8bb6&oe=540DD533&__gda__=1411978060_dea74060713e322eb26ba97dc6053737)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gkterra on June 28, 2014, 12:12:15 PM
Dusted off my F.E.A.R. games, finished Perseus Mandate last weekend, currently at interval 5 in F.E.A.R. 2.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Didyma on June 28, 2014, 12:16:04 PM
The Witcher
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on June 30, 2014, 02:27:47 AM
I bought a Nintendo 2DS recently. I bought Bravely Default to play on it, but I've spent all my time playing Virtual Console and downloadable games.

I want the upcoming Super Smash Bros and the new Kid Icarus game released last November for it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: The Fool on June 30, 2014, 02:31:32 AM
Good old-fashioned Doom 2.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on June 30, 2014, 09:45:04 AM
Good old-fashioned Doom 2.

I miss Doom sometimes.  There was a time, back before they got rid of Holy DOS, that I had this Doom/Doom2 mod that put in an aiming cursor.  I think they just copied Doom into the Quake engine or something.  Lots of fun.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: The Fool on June 30, 2014, 09:46:39 AM
Good old-fashioned Doom 2.

I miss Doom sometimes.  There was a time, back before they got rid of Holy DOS, that I had this Doom/Doom2 mod that put in an aiming cursor.  I think they just copied Doom into the Quake engine or something.  Lots of fun.

http://www.osnanet.de/c.oelckers/gzdoom/index.html

http://blog.danbo.vg/post/69605500322/some-doom-wads-to-play

Have fun.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 30, 2014, 10:54:38 AM
Good old-fashioned Doom 2.

I miss Doom sometimes.  There was a time, back before they got rid of Holy DOS, that I had this Doom/Doom2 mod that put in an aiming cursor.  I think they just copied Doom into the Quake engine or something.  Lots of fun.

I still remember that Quake didn't have a cursor by default, and it had to be turned on every time you played by entering certain text commands into the console. Good times.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: The Fool on June 30, 2014, 12:00:14 PM
http://www.osnanet.de/c.oelckers/gzdoom/index.html

http://blog.danbo.vg/post/69605500322/some-doom-wads-to-play

Have fun.

Oh, and you'll need the Doom 2 wad. You can buy that cheap on Steam. Alternatively, it's widely available by unscrupulous means; they're way beyond enforcing the copyright on it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 30, 2014, 12:02:47 PM
a

I have not heard of this one...

(I probably won't be playing much for the next few months, until Dragon Age: Inquisition comes out...)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: The Fool on June 30, 2014, 12:04:02 PM
a

I have not heard of this one...

(I probably won't be playing much for the next few months, until Dragon Age: Inquisition comes out...)

I keep hitting quote instead of modify, so in my embarrassment, I quickly edit the content out of the post.  ;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on June 30, 2014, 12:17:46 PM
Gaming was my life for as long as I've owned a computer which was back in 1992 if I remember correctly.  Oh the fun I had blasting Nazis in Wolfenstein 3D, slaying demons in Diabolo, conquering the world in Civilization II, ruling Europe in Castles II,  building woad raider armies in Age of Empires,  establishing cities in Simcity 2000, and fighting NOD in Command and Conquer and possibly best of all, building the Roman Empire with Centurion, Defend of Rome. Nowadays, I struggle to be entertained. The graphics are a million times better, but the gameplay and the charm is largely gone. Instead, I am left with "microtransactions" and "massive multiplayer games". I can no longer build up and rule my kingdom at my own pace, I must constantly worry about other players who have dumped $5000 into the game running my desmesne over. There are no charming, pixilated figures marching across the battlefield, I'm left with facebook games and apps and high resolution blood and gore sprayed across my screen.

I miss my youth.  :'(
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 30, 2014, 12:25:22 PM
I feel similarly, though I think I've mostly just lost interest, more than actively disliking what's currently available.

Anyway, here, have an old school hero, and cheer up  ;D

(https://a1-images.myspacecdn.com/images03/1/8d5420cfa8484d91824175b76215db35/300x300.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 30, 2014, 02:35:13 PM
Gaming was my life for as long as I've owned a computer which was back in 1992 if I remember correctly.  Oh the fun I had blasting Nazis in Wolfenstein 3D, slaying demons in Diabolo, conquering the world in Civilization II, ruling Europe in Castles II,  building woad raider armies in Age of Empires,  establishing cities in Simcity 2000, and fighting NOD in Command and Conquer and possibly best of all, building the Roman Empire with Centurion, Defend of Rome. Nowadays, I struggle to be entertained. The graphics are a million times better, but the gameplay and the charm is largely gone. Instead, I am left with "microtransactions" and "massive multiplayer games". I can no longer build up and rule my kingdom at my own pace, I must constantly worry about other players who have dumped $5000 into the game running my desmesne over. There are no charming, pixilated figures marching across the battlefield, I'm left with facebook games and apps and high resolution blood and gore sprayed across my screen.

I miss my youth.  :'(

Yes. I remember sitting on my dad's lap watching him play Pirates! Gold on an old, weird-colored PC, and also games like Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat. I would later watch both of my parents play Diablo. All of which I soon started playing myself, as well as Warcraft I and Quake. This would go on to include Warcraft II, Age of Empires, Total Annihilation, Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Diablo II, Simcity 3000, etc.

PC gamer, born and raised. A shame how things have changed, although there seems to be some hope lately with throwbacks like Planetary Annihilation, Divinity: Original Sin, Pillars of Eternity, etc.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gkterra on June 30, 2014, 03:13:40 PM
Finished up F.E.A.R. 2, what a great, and freaky game. F.E.A.R. 3 on tap, though I def think they blew it with this one, lousy level design, along with pretty unimaginative enemies, no real fear factor yet either. a real step backwards from 2 imo
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on June 30, 2014, 05:40:08 PM
Gaming was my life for as long as I've owned a computer which was back in 1992 if I remember correctly.  Oh the fun I had blasting Nazis in Wolfenstein 3D, slaying demons in Diabolo, conquering the world in Civilization II, ruling Europe in Castles II,  building woad raider armies in Age of Empires,  establishing cities in Simcity 2000, and fighting NOD in Command and Conquer and possibly best of all, building the Roman Empire with Centurion, Defend of Rome. Nowadays, I struggle to be entertained. The graphics are a million times better, but the gameplay and the charm is largely gone. Instead, I am left with "microtransactions" and "massive multiplayer games". I can no longer build up and rule my kingdom at my own pace, I must constantly worry about other players who have dumped $5000 into the game running my desmesne over. There are no charming, pixilated figures marching across the battlefield, I'm left with facebook games and apps and high resolution blood and gore sprayed across my screen.

I miss my youth.  :'(

Yes. I remember sitting on my dad's lap watching him play Pirates! Gold on an old, weird-colored PC, and also games like Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat. I would later watch both of my parents play Diablo. All of which I soon started playing myself, as well as Warcraft I and Quake. This would go on to include Warcraft II, Age of Empires, Total Annihilation, Baldur's Gate, Baldur's Gate II, Diablo II, Simcity 3000, etc.

PC gamer, born and raised. A shame how things have changed, although there seems to be some hope lately with throwbacks like Planetary Annihilation, Divinity: Original Sin, Pillars of Eternity, etc.

I played Shadow of the Horned Rat on the original PS but hated the controls.  Would have been so much funner on PC.  I played Pirates on C64...15 minutes at a time while waiting 45 min for the power supply top cool down in our un-airconditioned house.  

If you get the new version of Pirates, it's pretty much the same game with a few more ships and 10y r old graphics instead of 30 yr old.

For modern games, you might look at some of the Total War Series.  I haven't played Rome II but otherwise, all of them have been fun up to this point.  The original Shogun and Medieval still have graphics as pixellated as Japanese porn.  the new ones have spiffy new graphics but I find the gameplay every bit as fun.  With AOE, there is an updated AOE II available that has better graphics (sort of) and five new cultures, otherwise the same old game.  Rise of Nations has been re-released.  If Red Alert is ever re-released I will have a field day.  As for Diablo, Diablo 3 really isn't that bad.  It is not as life changing as Diablo II was, but not bad at all.

As for MMO games, I have a friend who plays World of Tanks and is at Tier 8 and doesn't spend any money.  If you just play it for the game and don't want to upgrade tanks with any degree of celerity it is totally playable w/o premium or gold round, etc.  In World of Warplanes I spend almost no money on it and still have fun.  It's just more of a grind than tanks unless you are really good. But regardless, some of my most fun games are in the low tiers anyways.

EDIT - You know, Warplanes really isn't more of a grind than tanks.  I just forget that I have been playing tanks for three years and warplanes less than one.

EDIT II - With Total War, if you are going to play Rome Total War you might look at the Rome Total Realism mod.  I tooled around on it a bit and it was pretty good.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on June 30, 2014, 06:13:31 PM
I have played Rome Total War and Medieval Total War 2 with a ton of different mods. I love both of those games, but I have also played them into the ground. If they could beef up the AI, I would go right back to playing them.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 30, 2014, 06:13:55 PM
I played Shadow of the Horned Rat on the original PS but hated the controls.  Would have been so much funner on PC.  I played Pirates on C64...15 minutes at a time while waiting 45 min for the power supply top cool down in our un-airconditioned house.  

If you get the new version of Pirates, it's pretty much the same game with a few more ships and 10y r old graphics instead of 30 yr old.

Oh yeah, I bought the PS version of Shadow of the Horned Rat a while back and immediately got rid of it. The control design was the most awful thing they possibly could've done for a game like that. Made it practically impossible to multi-task, which was necessary to keep your units from getting wiped out.

And I actually have played the new Pirates. It wasn't bad, I need to buy it again.

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For modern games, you might look at some of the Total War Series.  I haven't played Rome II but otherwise, all of them have been fun up to this point.  The original Shogun and Medieval still have graphics as pixellated as Japanese porn.  the new ones have spiffy new graphics but I find the gameplay every bit as fun.  With AOE, there is an updated AOE II available that has better graphics (sort of) and five new cultures, otherwise the same old game.  Rise of Nations has been re-released.  If Red Alert is ever re-released I will have a field day.  As for Diablo, Diablo 3 really isn't that bad.  It is not as life changing as Diablo II was, but not bad at all.
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EDIT II - With Total War, if you are going to play Rome Total War you might look at the Rome Total Realism mod.  I tooled around on it a bit and it was pretty good.

I've a been diehard Total War fan since about '05 or '06. My favorites are Medieval II (with Grand Campaign Mod) and Shogun II (gameplay-wise the apex of the series IMO, and I personally like the historical Japanese setting). I have played all of them though, except for Rome II, and enjoy them all - even the original pixel-fest STW and MTW games.

As for Diablo, I've played the demo for Diablo 3 on the 360 and it was fun - reminded me of playing Diablo on the PS when I was younger at other people's houses. Still need to buy that, but I'm putting it off until the expansion comes out. Even though I never played before its removal, getting rid of the Auction House seems like a great choice for them that took perhaps too long.

If Red Alert were re-released, I would expect it to be free-to-play with microtransactions and/or DLC galore. EA is one of the worst offenders for this cash-cow necromancy nonsense. Just look at how they resurrected and then butchered Dungeon Keeper for iOS/Android.

Oh, and I played AOE2 in LAN parties to death with friends. It was great.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on June 30, 2014, 06:20:53 PM
:( How many College classes or assignments did I skip c. 1999-2000 because of playing AOE2 online with people. It was like I no sooner got over Goldeneye multiplayer, and here was a new devil to tempt me. Then TWINE and Perfect Dark after that. I was so weak.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on June 30, 2014, 06:24:20 PM
I loved LAN parties.  I skipped countless college classes playing Red Alert in LAN parties. It was the first game that I learned to mod on.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on June 30, 2014, 06:36:22 PM
I'm sure everyone would've liked LANing Total Annihilation. For its time, and with slight modifications, it was a massive-scale game that makes AOE2/RA2 look like a group of people playing tag. You could have hundreds and hundreds, even thousands, of units instead of however many it took to hit the 200-food (or equivalent resource) limit. This video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZOLh0PBy2A) does a decent job showing what I mean about the scale, although there were some huge maps recreating Earth that were just amazing to play on.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on June 30, 2014, 06:37:30 PM
I remember friends talking about that game. It did look fun, but I never played it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Geh on June 30, 2014, 06:53:45 PM
:( How many College classes or assignments did I skip c. 1999-2000 because of playing AOE2 online with people. It was like I no sooner got over Goldeneye multiplayer, and here was a new devil to tempt me. Then TWINE and Perfect Dark after that. I was so weak.
I raise Starcraft.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on June 30, 2014, 07:00:48 PM
:( How many College classes or assignments did I skip c. 1999-2000 because of playing AOE2 online with people. It was like I no sooner got over Goldeneye multiplayer, and here was a new devil to tempt me. Then TWINE and Perfect Dark after that. I was so weak.
I raise Starcraft.
That was indeed a fantastic game. I am ashamed I failed to mention it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on July 23, 2014, 01:11:01 AM
"Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed a Month, Will Release in November"

I'll grab the pitchforks, you guys grab the torches.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on July 23, 2014, 01:25:20 AM
"Dragon Age: Inquisition Delayed a Month, Will Release in November"

I'll grab the pitchforks, you guys grab the torches.

Waiting for Awakening to arrive so I can finally play through it, then I'll get/beat DA2 soon. So a delay is good for me as it gives me time to catch up. ;)

Just beat Mass Effect 2 for the first time a few days ago. Oddly enough I played through the first one almost a year ago exactly. After DA: Awakening, I'll probably continue on to ME3.

I do rather like Bioware games. The emphasis on companions/relationships/romances is really nice.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on July 23, 2014, 08:28:03 AM
Have any of you played X-Com?  I've been thinking about getting it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on July 27, 2014, 07:13:22 AM
Went back to Guild Wars 2. Rockin the zerg on World vs. World.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on July 27, 2014, 12:32:45 PM
Been playing Cryptoquote on my phone. Still don't have enough scratch for an X Box One. Maybe by the time Santa shows up. :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ilyazhito on July 28, 2014, 12:43:07 PM
Went back to Guild Wars 2. Rockin the zerg on World vs. World.

PP
Is this a mod of StarCraft, or an expansion of StarCraft? I never heard that the Zerg could be played in other video games.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on July 28, 2014, 10:43:02 PM
Went back to Guild Wars 2. Rockin the zerg on World vs. World.

PP
Is this a mod of StarCraft, or an expansion of StarCraft? I never heard that the Zerg could be played in other video games.
No, it just means that I run with the swarm of characters from my server in world vs world. Sry :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 15, 2014, 02:03:06 PM
Currently playing Dragon Warrior 3 on my kindle...

Sweet.

Ortega will be avenged (again)! or my name isn't JJJJJJJJ and/or Erdrick!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Laird on August 15, 2014, 03:19:28 PM
Our church youth group plays Super Mario Strikers a lot. Pretty cool game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on August 15, 2014, 08:38:58 PM
Mass Effect 3 is beaten. A good trilogy. Now playing Dragon Age 2! Even though it sadly feels to have been a step back from DAO and Mass Effect in many ways for Bioware.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 15, 2014, 09:03:38 PM
Now playing Dragon Age 2! Even though it sadly feels to have been a step back from DAO

Indeed. Inquisition must return the series to glory!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on August 15, 2014, 09:39:19 PM
Playing ArcheAge closed beta. Its not bad. A bit of a throwback. Good story, no moving during skill use, clunky menus....

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on August 15, 2014, 10:00:15 PM
Now playing Dragon Age 2! Even though it sadly feels to have been a step back from DAO

Indeed. Inquisition must return the series to glory!

I concur! And it looks to be doing a good job of it so far from the gameplay footage we've seen.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on August 25, 2014, 11:58:44 PM
Anyone here looking forward to the new Super Smash Brothers? Yoshi and Pikachu are my usual choices, but I'm very intrigued by Palutena's moveset.

Also, speaking of Palutena, I've been really loving Kid Icarus: Uprising lately. The greatest graphics I've ever seen on a handheld, great story & writing, and I love the character. While I like the basic idea of the controls for what you can do with Pit, I think they were really poorly mapped out on the 3DS. I think it would have done so much better on the Wii/Wii U.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on August 26, 2014, 12:28:55 AM
Anyone here looking forward to the new Super Smash Brothers? Yoshi and Pikachu are my usual choices, but I'm very intrigued by Palutena's moveset.

Also, speaking of Palutena, I've been really loving Kid Icarus: Uprising lately. The greatest graphics I've ever seen on a handheld, great story & writing, and I love the character. While I like the basic idea of the controls for what you can do with Pit, I think they were really poorly mapped out on the 3DS. I think it would have done so much better on the Wii/Wii U.

I am excited about new Smash. They're really going all out with this one, which is what I think a Smash Bros. game should be.

Have not yet played Uprising but heard it was amazing.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on August 26, 2014, 12:58:57 AM
Anyone here looking forward to the new Super Smash Brothers? Yoshi and Pikachu are my usual choices, but I'm very intrigued by Palutena's moveset.

Also, speaking of Palutena, I've been really loving Kid Icarus: Uprising lately. The greatest graphics I've ever seen on a handheld, great story & writing, and I love the character. While I like the basic idea of the controls for what you can do with Pit, I think they were really poorly mapped out on the 3DS. I think it would have done so much better on the Wii/Wii U.

Wii Fit Girl all the way.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on August 26, 2014, 01:34:08 AM
Anyone here looking forward to the new Super Smash Brothers? Yoshi and Pikachu are my usual choices, but I'm very intrigued by Palutena's moveset.

Also, speaking of Palutena, I've been really loving Kid Icarus: Uprising lately. The greatest graphics I've ever seen on a handheld, great story & writing, and I love the character. While I like the basic idea of the controls for what you can do with Pit, I think they were really poorly mapped out on the 3DS. I think it would have done so much better on the Wii/Wii U.

I am excited about new Smash. They're really going all out with this one, which is what I think a Smash Bros. game should be.

Have not yet played Uprising but heard it was amazing.
Uprising is amazing, but be careful not to play it for too long. It can really hurt your hands. Everything about the game other than the way the controls are mapped on the 3DS/2DS is awesome.

And I really think this round of SSB could be the best yet. Hoping to have it on the Wii U and the 3DS.

I noticed that they really took the "Zero Suit" idea to heart when designing ZS Samus' alternate costume. Honestly, I'd preferred it if they hadn't given that outfit, but I guess they know sex sells, heh.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on August 26, 2014, 01:42:48 AM
Dragon Warrior IV

I also downloaded AD&D: Pool of Radiance for the NES, but I may play DW4 all the way through before I start it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on August 26, 2014, 02:18:03 AM
I noticed that they really took the "Zero Suit" idea to heart when designing ZS Samus' alternate costume. Honestly, I'd preferred it if they hadn't given that outfit, but I guess they know sex sells, heh.

Agreed. Full suit Samus supremacy.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on August 26, 2014, 02:53:17 AM
Dragon Warrior IV

I also downloaded AD&D: Pool of Radiance for the NES, but I may play DW4 all the way through before I start it.

Your avatar pictures have been great, especially the metabble. Metalies/metal slimes are my favorite though.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on August 26, 2014, 08:32:34 AM
Order and Chaos Duels.

Yes, I am a CCG nerd.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on August 27, 2014, 09:40:10 PM
I noticed that they really took the "Zero Suit" idea to heart when designing ZS Samus' alternate costume. Honestly, I'd preferred it if they hadn't given that outfit, but I guess they know sex sells, heh.

Agreed. Full suit Samus supremacy.

Yep, although I didn't mind the SSBB Zero Suit that much.

If this leak is true, I'm also very interested in playing as the Duck Hunt Dog and Bowers Jr.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/25/super-smash-bros-for-3ds-and-wii-u-possible-leak-confirms-shulk-bowser-jr-more-as-fighters
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Incognito777 on August 28, 2014, 12:44:43 AM
People (especially adults) should have no involvement with video games. Society wants to keep the human mentality at a childish level.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on August 28, 2014, 01:49:50 AM
People (especially adults) should have no involvement with video games. Society wants to keep the human mentality at a childish level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on August 28, 2014, 01:56:12 AM
People (especially adults) should have no involvement with video games. Society wants to keep the human mentality at a childish level.

I kind of agree... There are exceptions. Games that are strategic, linguistic, geographical and conceptual are exceptions. But if it's a FPS, then I can agree.

But this is the same with television and popular culture in general.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 28, 2014, 06:19:23 AM
Europa Barbarorum II
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on August 28, 2014, 01:23:20 PM
Europa Barbarorum II
Such a good mod.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on August 28, 2014, 01:24:46 PM
Europa Barbarorum II
Such a good mod.

PP

Have you tried EBII? It was released two days ago. It's still in an early beta, but is already better than EBI.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on August 28, 2014, 01:27:45 PM
Europa Barbarorum II
Such a good mod.

PP

Have you tried EBII? It was released two days ago. It's still in an early beta, but is already better than EBI.
I have been following the devs of the mod for a long time. I loved EB 1, and all the stuff they did. It was probably on the list of greatest mods for any game. I dont have EB2 yet, but I will shortly (as the ArcheAge beta is closed down again).

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on August 28, 2014, 07:23:05 PM
People (especially adults) should have no involvement with video games. Society wants to keep the human mentality at a childish level.

You must be a thrill at parties.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on August 28, 2014, 10:37:05 PM
People (especially adults) should have no involvement with video games. Society wants to keep the human mentality at a childish level.

You must be a thrill at parties.

+1

"Don't have fun, it makes you a child."
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on August 28, 2014, 11:12:17 PM
You know, I could have sworn that there was someone really important who had something to say about becoming like little children being a prerequisite for something spectacular. I forget the particulars.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on August 29, 2014, 07:56:02 AM
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People (especially adults) should have no involvement with video games. Society wants to keep the human mentality at a childish level.

But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me. :)

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on September 07, 2014, 02:50:22 AM
I'm still working at Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Also still waiting for the new Super Smash Bros.

Thinking I might move onto Bravely Default when I'm done with KIU.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Iconodule on September 07, 2014, 05:12:41 PM
Wait, there's a new Kid Icarus game?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on September 07, 2014, 05:36:17 PM
Wait, there's a new Kid Icarus game?


There is, and it's good.

Also, I'm helping to lead our high school youth group this year and we're having a Wii game night. I assured everyone that I would whoop them at Mario Kart, but they seemed up to the challenge...

Am I prepared to make teenagers cry?  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on September 07, 2014, 05:43:04 PM
Only a few more weeks until the arrival of the new Sherlock Holmes game! Yipee!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 16, 2014, 08:45:52 PM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--7kzcS7Z9--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/hiqt4pzuz7oinhc4o2o1.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on September 16, 2014, 09:50:16 PM
Gamera!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on September 16, 2014, 10:23:28 PM
Just finished Shadow Warrior (2013), onto beating the last few time trials in Mario Kart.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on September 17, 2014, 01:36:47 PM
Archeage has been released....what joy!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on September 17, 2014, 04:30:33 PM
Dragon Quest I on Android! :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on September 17, 2014, 05:06:08 PM
Lots and lots of Meinkraft.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on September 17, 2014, 05:47:01 PM
Dragon Quest I on Android! :)

May the stones of sunlight shine brightly upon you!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on October 03, 2014, 12:42:44 AM
Just picked up the new Sherlock Holmes game, 'Crimes and Punishment.' It is really good! They borrowed a bit from the game 'L.A. Noire' in terms of evidence collection. It's fun so far. I solved the first case. There are several others to go.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on October 03, 2014, 01:16:01 AM
Hyrule Warriors. It's fun. A little mindless. But fun.

Also, Smash released tonight...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on November 13, 2014, 02:03:49 AM
Got Destiny for PS4 and no one to play with... any of you guys play?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Greg on November 13, 2014, 09:30:24 PM
Playing a couple of different mods/hacks for games I have (a Final Fantasy VI hack, and a Smash Bros. Brawl hack), as well as a roguelike called Sil.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: sakura95 on November 13, 2014, 09:55:04 PM
Call of Duty: Advanced warfare. Now I want my exosuit!!!ヽ(。ゝω・。)ノ
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on November 13, 2014, 11:11:31 PM
I've been playing Cookie Jam on my phone and on Facebook.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on November 13, 2014, 11:22:34 PM
Playing through Dragon Age 2 (first time, a little over half-way through) in preparation for Dragon Age: Inquisition's release in about a week. I can't wait.

Also, Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS) and Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition (Android).
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 17, 2014, 06:48:26 AM
... in preparation for Dragon Age: Inquisition's release in about a week. I can't wait...

Tomorrow is the big day...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on November 17, 2014, 11:01:25 AM
... in preparation for Dragon Age: Inquisition's release in about a week. I can't wait...

Tomorrow is the big day...
Dunno. DA 1 was pretty good. 2 I thought was terrible....Im kind of nervous about it. I might just buy the Elite: Dangerous beta....

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on November 17, 2014, 11:27:13 AM
Playing through Dragon Age 2 (first time, a little over half-way through) in preparation for Dragon Age: Inquisition's release in about a week. I can't wait.

Let us who are too chaste to play the game know if those sex scenes will be mature and tasteful (http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2013/10/15/dragon-age-inquisition-sex-scenes-will-be-mature-and-tasteful-modeled-on-mass-effect/) as promised. ;)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 17, 2014, 12:50:59 PM
Now listen up, the both of ya. Games are like a box of chocolates, and you never know what you're going to get. You just have to try a piece and discover for yourself what it is. It could be a delicious-tasting morsel of joy (DA1), or it could be a dog fart hermetically sealed in a thin shell of vinegar chocolate (DA2). You'll never know till you chomp down, so get to chompin tomorrow!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on November 17, 2014, 10:37:38 PM
... in preparation for Dragon Age: Inquisition's release in about a week. I can't wait...

Tomorrow is the big day...

Only 2 and a half hours!

But I won't get mine from Amazon until Thursday or so. I made the mistake of updating my credit card information and lost my spot in the "line." So I'll have the strategy guide tomorrow, but no game... :(
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on November 17, 2014, 10:44:36 PM
Playing through Dragon Age 2 (first time, a little over half-way through) in preparation for Dragon Age: Inquisition's release in about a week. I can't wait.

Let us who are too chaste to play the game know if those sex scenes will be mature and tasteful (http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2013/10/15/dragon-age-inquisition-sex-scenes-will-be-mature-and-tasteful-modeled-on-mass-effect/) as promised. ;)

Hey, those sex scenes have been incredibly awkward in the Dragon Age games so far. It'd be quite a stretch for someone to realistically consider those scenes an occasion of sin. :P

But I'll be sure to let you know if they're "mature and tasteful" (Mass Effect's scenes were generally more implied from what I remember) or just more awkward/poor animations.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on November 18, 2014, 11:40:20 AM
But I won't get mine from Amazon until Thursday or so.

Make that tomorrow (Wednesday)!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 18, 2014, 03:55:29 PM
Anyone know if there's a way to change the perspective or camera view (distance, angle, or both) in the new Dragon Age, of if the only things available are a fixed 3rd person view and the tactical view?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on November 18, 2014, 04:04:26 PM
... in preparation for Dragon Age: Inquisition's release in about a week. I can't wait...

Tomorrow is the big day...

Only 2 and a half hours!

But I won't get mine from Amazon until Thursday or so. I made the mistake of updating my credit card information and lost my spot in the "line." So I'll have the strategy guide tomorrow, but no game... :(

Boo! Hiss!

Only Dragon Age 1 was any good.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 18, 2014, 06:57:19 PM
So far DA:I has been enjoyable. Movement still feels stiff and confined, something from past games I hoped they might eliminate when they spoke of looking at games like Skyrim. Also, I have no idea what it looks like on next-gen, but on my PS3/HDTV the look seems quite mixed. There is some nice detail here and there, such as on ornate wood working and other interior things, but overall the graphics look kinda generic so far... certainly nothing to justify all the talk of it being beautiful. Maybe it's much better on next gen though. *shrugs* Last thing is... battles can really become a blobby mess of 20 different things sometimes. On the plus side it is supposed to be rather large, and it's kept my attention so far (not always an easy task). And my character is Qunari, so...  8)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on November 18, 2014, 07:07:11 PM
I saw the game in a display at work today! I was almost going to get it, but I don't have an X Box One yet. :)

So, I'm still playing games on my phone. And I have "Nemesis," a Sherlock Holmes game, for the computer.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 22, 2014, 05:52:05 PM
THE Iron Bull likes redheads. I like Sera, I wish she wasn't a lesbian. :(
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on November 22, 2014, 05:54:22 PM
I saw the game in a display at work today! I was almost going to get it, but I don't have an X Box One yet. :)

(http://gamingdeath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/5-Gamer-2.png)

Consoles are for casuals.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on November 22, 2014, 06:12:49 PM
Gaming was my life for as long as I've owned a computer which was back in 1992 if I remember correctly.  Oh the fun I had blasting Nazis in Wolfenstein 3D, slaying demons in Diabolo, conquering the world in Civilization II, ruling Europe in Castles II,  building woad raider armies in Age of Empires,  establishing cities in Simcity 2000, and fighting NOD in Command and Conquer and possibly best of all, building the Roman Empire with Centurion, Defend of Rome. Nowadays, I struggle to be entertained. The graphics are a million times better, but the gameplay and the charm is largely gone. Instead, I am left with "microtransactions" and "massive multiplayer games". I can no longer build up and rule my kingdom at my own pace, I must constantly worry about other players who have dumped $5000 into the game running my desmesne over. There are no charming, pixilated figures marching across the battlefield, I'm left with facebook games and apps and high resolution blood and gore sprayed across my screen.

I miss my youth.  :'(

Preach it!

Lots of gamers feel like you do. With the increased popularity of games devs are making games for the lowest common denominator. That usually means Farmville garbage or Call of Duty clones. Those games cost less to make and more people buy them. The RTS, platformers and adventure games are all but dead, and RPG is soon to follow. What remains becomes easier, more superficial and more plug-and-play. There are some exceptions, luckily.

Casuals are ruining gaming.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: RobS on November 22, 2014, 07:02:31 PM
I saw the game in a display at work today! I was almost going to get it, but I don't have an X Box One yet. :)

(http://gamingdeath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/5-Gamer-2.png)

Consoles are for casuals.
I game on the PC pretty casually. I don't think I have taken video games as seriously since I left high school. All the modern games coming out don't have any meaning to me. Although I like to play old school games to reminisce on my childhood.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on November 22, 2014, 07:05:40 PM
I saw the game in a display at work today! I was almost going to get it, but I don't have an X Box One yet. :)

(http://gamingdeath.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/5-Gamer-2.png)

Consoles are for casuals.

Not that I care.

Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 22, 2014, 08:43:23 PM
I'm part of the "I find it comical how insecure the 'PC master race' are" masterer race.  :P
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on November 22, 2014, 09:32:23 PM
The RTS, platformers and adventure games are all but dead, and RPG is soon to follow. What remains becomes easier, more superficial and more plug-and-play. There are some exceptions, luckily.

There are, I would argue, more than a few exceptions on the PC. Thanks to distribution platforms like Steam and Desura, and crowdsourcing initiatives like Kickstarter, genres that would never be released by the major studios are seeing new life.

Adventure games, especially point-and-clicks, are especially popular in this new "underground" scene, to a point where I personally feel overwhelmed by the options available...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: rakovsky on November 22, 2014, 09:48:09 PM
I'm playing Age of Empires III on Steam.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Gyllynn on November 22, 2014, 10:05:51 PM
I prefer console gaming to pc gaming, but to each his own.  I got Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U yesterday and it's great!  I got Pokemon AlphaSapphire yesterday too, but haven't played it yet.  Is anyone else a Nintendo fan?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on November 22, 2014, 10:58:27 PM
I prefer console gaming to pc gaming, but to each his own.  I got Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U yesterday and it's great!  I got Pokemon AlphaSapphire yesterday too, but haven't played it yet.  Is anyone else a Nintendo fan?

Right here bro.

And Cyrillic, they haven't invented a game I can't clown you at, be it console, physical, board, PC, other than perhaps playing at being a self styled irrelevancy.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on November 22, 2014, 10:59:28 PM
I'm playing Age of Empires III on Steam.

If I had the time and power, IV would be sucking my life away.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on November 23, 2014, 07:44:21 AM
And Cyrillic, they haven't invented a game I can't clown you at, be it console, physical, board, PC

You're so good. Are we supposed to applaud?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesR on November 23, 2014, 07:55:27 AM
Zynga Texas Hold'Em via Facebook. I think that the smartphone App world is going to kill console and possibly even PC gaming in the not too distant future.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on November 23, 2014, 08:10:01 AM
Zynga Texas Hold'Em via Facebook. I think that the smartphone App world is going to kill console and possibly even PC gaming in the not too distant future.

You'll be partly to blame for that.

Then again, I'm sure it won't come to that. An even vaster majority of games will probably be worthless plug-and-plays, but some good games will always be made; even if only by some indie devs.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: hecma925 on November 23, 2014, 08:33:16 AM
Zynga Texas Hold'Em via Facebook. I think that the smartphone App world is going to kill console and possibly even PC gaming in the not too distant future.

You'll be partly to blame for that.

Then again, I'm sure it won't come to that. An even vaster majority of games will probably be worthless plug-and-plays, but some good games will always be made; even if only by some indie devs.

I don't think it'll come to that either, even though smartphones and tablets will get bigger.  With computers becoming more powerful, it's surprising consoles are still around.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on November 23, 2014, 09:19:16 AM
Zynga Texas Hold'Em via Facebook. I think that the smartphone App world is going to kill console and possibly even PC gaming in the not too distant future.

The mobile market is getting oversaturated with thousands of worthless clones and derivatives, not to mention the abundance of varied mobile devices and platforms themselves. Interestingly brings to mind the North American video game crash.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: RobS on November 23, 2014, 10:14:33 AM
Zynga Texas Hold'Em via Facebook. I think that the smartphone App world is going to kill console and possibly even PC gaming in the not too distant future.

The mobile market is getting oversaturated with thousands of worthless clones and derivatives, not to mention the abundance of varied mobile devices and platforms themselves. Interestingly brings to mind the North American video game crash.
Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, not only laid off employees recently but their profits fell 52% during the 2013 fiscal year: http://www.rovio.com/en/news/press-releases/495/rovio-entertainment-reports-2013-financial-results/2014

But look at how idiotic the company is:
(http://i.imgur.com/IRqY0RH.png)

Nearly 45% of their revenue comes from merchandise...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 26, 2014, 04:44:33 PM
I'm liking the new Dragon Age more and more. It's still too linear (mostly terrain design) for my taste, but that's nit picking. Haven't had a "mature and tasteful" scene yet, but I'm working on it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on November 27, 2014, 02:31:23 PM
I'm liking the new Dragon Age more and more. It's still too linear (mostly terrain design) for my taste, but that's nit picking. Haven't had a "mature and tasteful" scene yet, but I'm working on it.

I haven't had much of a chance to play, but having ordered it for my 360 I'm a bit disappointed. Major pop-in/texture issues, characters with ears popping through their hoods in early cutscenes, camera panning and the character it's following just disappears off the screen while it keeps panning, etc. They definitely didn't playtest it after lowering the graphics for last-gen releases.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 29, 2014, 05:20:54 PM
Yeah... guess I can't disagree. Though I have found at least a couple of the times funny, like the one time that I was zoomed in talking to Cullen at Haven, and soldiers were supposed to be practicing in the background, but the people were missing, so all you saw was floating swords and shields whipping around.  ;D
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 29, 2014, 05:24:13 PM
"Free-to-play games come in for a lot of unwarranted criticism--much of it from people who seem to think that paying $50 for a game you’ve not had a chance to play is absolutely fine, but paying a few dollars to extend or enhance your experience of a game you’re already enjoying is morally bankrupt." - Rob Fahey
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on November 29, 2014, 07:01:37 PM
It's becoming increasingly rare, but it used to be that paying $50 for a game guaranteed you a complete, finished product, with balanced mechanics to make the experience enjoyable and challenging but always fair. The free-to-play model can work, but more often than not, games come out incomplete and terribly inbalanced, requiring a cash sink to make them in any way enjoyable.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on November 29, 2014, 08:38:44 PM
"Free-to-play games come in for a lot of unwarranted criticism--much of it from people who seem to think that paying $50 for a game you’ve not had a chance to play is absolutely fine, but paying a few dollars to extend or enhance your experience of a game you’re already enjoying is morally bankrupt." - Rob Fahey

IMO that guy is pretty much equivocating microtransacton-based/time-delayed games with DLC's and supplemental in-app purchases. Not accurate, although the increasingly poor state of $50-$70 game releases is pretty unacceptable too as lovesupreme mentioned.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on November 29, 2014, 08:55:51 PM
EDIT--hhhh
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 02, 2014, 04:15:43 PM
Them there dragon battles are marathons. I've beat 3 of the 10 so far...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: LizaSymonenko on December 02, 2014, 04:38:16 PM

Speaking of Video Games (or as I like to refer to them as Voodoo Games), I have a nephew who seems addicted to them...especially League of Legends.

It's not a laughing matter...it is serious.  He doesn't realize and won't admit there's a problem.

He used to play baseball.  Was the team pitcher....and it ruined his elbow.  No more baseball.  ....now we have gaming.

He no longer goes outside, doesn't socialize, thinks everyone is weird, etc.

He rushes home after church because he's got "homework" to do....but, we all know it his game calling his name!

He doesn't spend time with family.  He used to love helping in the kitchen....even thought about being a chef...no more.  He used to always help hang lights, fix things, etc.  No more.  Nothing.

He longer is as generous and thoughtful.  He used to always think of what to do for others...but, now we get a list for Christmas of a great gaming computer he wants....realizing money is tight.

There are even days he doesn't eat....because he can't spend the time away from his game.

We all see it, but, he doesn't...and he gets upset if we tell him he plays too much....because he's not really playing...he is doing his homework and just has the game up for background noise.   ::)

What do any of you suggest to do, to break him of this habit? 

He's a super great kid, and I love him, with games or without....but, I know the gaming is hurting him.

PS.  There are some issues at home, and he uses the gaming as an "escape" from it all.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on December 02, 2014, 04:42:01 PM
Speaking of Video Games (or as I like to refer to them as Voodoo Games), I have a nephew who seems addicted to them...especially League of Legends.

A great game, can't blame him.

I don't know how old he is. It might be a phase. At a certain age talking with lots of yiayias after church just isn't as much fun as it used to be.

What do any of you suggest to do, to break him of this habit? 

PS.  There are some issues at home, and he uses the gaming as an "escape" from it all.

You answered it yourself. Solve the issues at home. Perhaps all those symptoms you enumerated are caused more by those issues than obsessive gaming. Gaming might be one of those symptoms instead of the cause.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: LizaSymonenko on December 02, 2014, 04:50:31 PM

LOL!  I didn't make him talk with the yiayias....but, even stopping off someplace on the way home, stresses him.  He "needs" to get home.  If we are later than usual, due to a panakhyda or something, than he will even ask to skip stopping for food on the way home.

The issues he faces at home are beyond my capabilities to solve.  I don't live there, and my sticking my nose in, would only make things worse.  I try to help where I can, and provide some semblance of normalcy when the kids are with me....but, that's the best I can do.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on December 02, 2014, 04:51:40 PM
If we are later than usual, due to a panakhyda or something, than he will even ask to skip stopping for food on the way home.

Perhaps he and his friends agree to play together at a certain time. That might explain it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on December 02, 2014, 06:57:27 PM

LOL!  I didn't make him talk with the yiayias....but, even stopping off someplace on the way home, stresses him.  He "needs" to get home.  If we are later than usual, due to a panakhyda or something, than he will even ask to skip stopping for food on the way home.

I've seen teenage girls do this because they have drama/relationship issues/want to talk to their friends/etc. It's just the age, as all of the things they care about are "the most important thing" to them at that moment. Especially so when there are other problems in their lives or at home.

And honestly kids becoming introverted doesn't necessarily mean a lot - personalities and interests simply change, especially in teenagers. I went from being pretty extroverted and into sports before high school to being an introverted, game-playing bedroom-dweller that primarily connected with people online and through video games - although I still had a core group of real-life friends that I would hang out with, as well as play video games and communicate online with through the computer. I didn't even have problems at home to cause any of it, and I eventually outgrew it (but not the video games! ;)) and now I'm independent of my parents, married, working, etc.

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The issues he faces at home are beyond my capabilities to solve.  I don't live there, and my sticking my nose in, would only make things worse.  I try to help where I can, and provide some semblance of normalcy when the kids are with me....but, that's the best I can do.

Then targeting his hobby/emotional outlet won't help which is probably a symptom rather than a cause - and, as I said, likely his age is a big part of it anyway even without the problems at home. Just be glad he's playing video games instead of hanging out with problem kids. There's a lot worse he could be doing with home issues, and most teenagers become incredibly self-focused for a while regardless.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Ansgar on December 02, 2014, 08:01:28 PM
Just watched a playthrough of Brothers: A tale of two Sons. A very beautiful game with a nice story. It reminded me of Journey.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: sakura95 on December 02, 2014, 08:12:27 PM

LOL!  I didn't make him talk with the yiayias....but, even stopping off someplace on the way home, stresses him.  He "needs" to get home.  If we are later than usual, due to a panakhyda or something, than he will even ask to skip stopping for food on the way home.

The issues he faces at home are beyond my capabilities to solve.  I don't live there, and my sticking my nose in, would only make things worse.  I try to help where I can, and provide some semblance of normalcy when the kids are with me....but, that's the best I can do.

I cannot offer any advice or recommendations but you might want to look up Albert Ellis' Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. I think it might be able to help your nephew realize his problematic behavior and take steps to stop it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on December 03, 2014, 10:30:06 AM

LOL!  I didn't make him talk with the yiayias....but, even stopping off someplace on the way home, stresses him.  He "needs" to get home.  If we are later than usual, due to a panakhyda or something, than he will even ask to skip stopping for food on the way home.

The issues he faces at home are beyond my capabilities to solve.  I don't live there, and my sticking my nose in, would only make things worse.  I try to help where I can, and provide some semblance of normalcy when the kids are with me....but, that's the best I can do.
I used to be like this.  I grew out of it eventually. It was strange though. I knew I was addicted and I didn't even like the fact that I was addicted, but it was too hard to break away. I don't really know what advice to give.  Video games can really ruin your life if you aren't careful. I remember having a power outage once and getting the shakes because I couldn't play my game.

Now I sound like an old stick-in-the-mud.  :-\
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: LizaSymonenko on December 03, 2014, 10:50:28 AM

LOL!  I didn't make him talk with the yiayias....but, even stopping off someplace on the way home, stresses him.  He "needs" to get home.  If we are later than usual, due to a panakhyda or something, than he will even ask to skip stopping for food on the way home.

The issues he faces at home are beyond my capabilities to solve.  I don't live there, and my sticking my nose in, would only make things worse.  I try to help where I can, and provide some semblance of normalcy when the kids are with me....but, that's the best I can do.
I used to be like this.  I grew out of it eventually. It was strange though. I knew I was addicted and I didn't even like the fact that I was addicted, but it was too hard to break away. I don't really know what advice to give.  Video games can really ruin your life if you aren't careful. I remember having a power outage once and getting the shakes because I couldn't play my game.

Now I sound like an old stick-in-the-mud.  :-\

What changed?  Did you develop new interests, gotten new responsibilities, lost power?  How did you quit?

While I am relieved by the realization that in fact gaming IS better than hanging out on the streets with some bad characters, doing who knows what....nonetheless, even though it is the lesser of two evils, it is still evil.  It still diminishes his quality of life, and the experiences he ought to be having.

He not "growing"....he's kind of stuck.

I wish so much more for him.

I don't want him to live for gaming.  Gaming ought to be a fun hobby....but, just a hobby....not one's life.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on December 03, 2014, 11:17:09 AM

LOL!  I didn't make him talk with the yiayias....but, even stopping off someplace on the way home, stresses him.  He "needs" to get home.  If we are later than usual, due to a panakhyda or something, than he will even ask to skip stopping for food on the way home.

The issues he faces at home are beyond my capabilities to solve.  I don't live there, and my sticking my nose in, would only make things worse.  I try to help where I can, and provide some semblance of normalcy when the kids are with me....but, that's the best I can do.
I used to be like this.  I grew out of it eventually. It was strange though. I knew I was addicted and I didn't even like the fact that I was addicted, but it was too hard to break away. I don't really know what advice to give.  Video games can really ruin your life if you aren't careful. I remember having a power outage once and getting the shakes because I couldn't play my game.

Now I sound like an old stick-in-the-mud.  :-\

What changed?  Did you develop new interests, gotten new responsibilities, lost power?  How did you quit?

While I am relieved by the realization that in fact gaming IS better than hanging out on the streets with some bad characters, doing who knows what....nonetheless, even though it is the lesser of two evils, it is still evil.  It still diminishes his quality of life, and the experiences he ought to be having.

He not "growing"....he's kind of stuck.

I wish so much more for him.

I don't want him to live for gaming.  Gaming ought to be a fun hobby....but, just a hobby....not one's life.

For me, it was just the fact of getting older and finding it to be not as much fun anymore. I'm not sure you can extrapolate my experience to anyone else, but for me, as a kid, video games were new and exciting. All of them had very original ideas and unique gameplay. Now, I feel like most of them are just looking for any way that they can suck more and more money out of the players which is not fun for me at all. I know plenty of people my age who are still very addicted to games, so I don't think it is something that everyone grows out of. All in all, I just got bored with them and found new hobbies.  I think the time I used to spend on video games is now spent on oc.net.  :P

As an aunt, it is particularly difficult to do anything about it, but as a parent, I would never allow my kid to have a tv/video game console/computer in their room. You can get into just as much trouble by yourself on the internet as you can running the streets. My parents always had the computer in a very conspicuous place in the house, so we couldn't just sneak on, and whittle away our lives on it.  Of course, once I got to college, I ended up spending LOTS of time gaming and wasting time on my computer.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Zanters on December 07, 2014, 09:56:42 AM
Me and my friends play league all of the time, it is a fun game. Some people enjoy the occasional book, or maybe watch TV, some people like to play games. Especially competitive ones like league of legends, dota, counterstrike. Maybe I have some severe cognitive dissonance, but I don't see games as a negative thing. Just because someone doesn't spend hours doing a hobby that is typical doesn't make their hobby invalid. Now obviously if they are playing for hours and hours, they have an addiction problem, it isn't video games' fault.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Cyrillic on December 08, 2014, 05:09:33 PM
Fallout III.

Just organized a peaceful solution between ghouls and humans in a dispute about that tower-something. I didn't want that to end up "accidental" death of the owner of the tower though. :-\

I've tried to play Fallout multiple times, but the world is just too depressing and monotone for me to really get into. The Elders Scrolls is much better in that respect.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on December 08, 2014, 05:26:07 PM
How's this for a gaming addiction - my buddy had some co-workers who constantly played some Gulf War II game in their off time.  They were all in a USMC Regimental Combat Team deployed in Al-Anbar Province at the time!   

In short, Liza, there isn't a whole lot you can do.  If he finds better pursuits to while away his time with he will, but if not, he likely won't.  Forcing him to stop would likely have adverse effects.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 13, 2014, 03:54:16 PM
Ok, some further thoughts on Dragon Age Inquisition:

- I have purposely put off beating the game for the first time until I had explored all the regions. I'm not going to make myself find every shard, every bottle, etc. before beating it, but I did want to see how long it'd take to play a full game. I am 174 hours into it and still not at the end.

- The linearity still bugs me. One thing that really frustrates me is when they just put up this invisible barrier that you can`t get past (usually near rocks/hills). I understand using that sort of thing at the edges of maps, but it is used all over the place in this game.

- I hate the jumping in this game. I hate the climbing as well.

- I have come to terms with the fact that this game on the PS3 is not just unpretty, but that it is actually in many ways downright ugly.

- There are a ton of imbalances across the game, it seems to me. I realise that I've played twice as long as they probably expected a typical playthrough to last, but still, they could have tried to do something to make me feel like racking up all these power points and whatnot meant something. Then again, useless late-game accumulation of gold, loot, etc. has plagued RPGs for forever; hopefully I can help fix that.

- My main party at the moment is: Lvl. 22 Qunari hero, Lvl. 21 The Iron Bull, Lvl. 21 Vivienne, and Lvl. 21 Sera. Next playthrough I plan on using a completely different setup

- Favorite area so far was the Emerald Graves. The Exalted Plains were also pretty fun. I`m doing Emprise du Lion now, and almost done with it; I have to do a few of the smaller maps after that. I may keep the save after I beat the game and come back from time to time to collect all the bottles/etc. to see how long it takes to complete absolutely everything.

- I don't understand how a company can have so much time, talent, and money/resources, and yet put out a product so lacking in many areas. Having said that, obviously I wouldn't have played this long if I hated it.  I actually quite like it, despite the very serious flaws. I look forward to playing it on a next gen console.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: jewish voice on December 13, 2014, 05:04:45 PM
Ok, some further thoughts on Dragon Age Inquisition:

- I have purposely put off beating the game for the first time until I had explored all the regions. I'm not going to make myself find every shard, every bottle, etc. before beating it, but I did want to see how long it'd take to play a full game. I am 174 hours into it and still not at the end.

- The linearity still bugs me. One thing that really frustrates me is when they just put up this invisible barrier that you can`t get past (usually near rocks/hills). I understand using that sort of thing at the edges of maps, but it is used all over the place in this game.

- I hate the jumping in this game. I hate the climbing as well.

- I have come to terms with the fact that this game on the PS3 is not just unpretty, but that it is actually in many ways downright ugly.

- There are a ton of imbalances across the game, it seems to me. I realise that I've played twice as long as they probably expected a typical playthrough to last, but still, they could have tried to do something to make me feel like racking up all these power points and whatnot meant something. Then again, useless late-game accumulation of gold, loot, etc. has plagued RPGs for forever; hopefully I can help fix that.

- My main party at the moment is: Lvl. 22 Qunari hero, Lvl. 21 The Iron Bull, Lvl. 21 Vivienne, and Lvl. 21 Sera. Next playthrough I plan on using a completely different setup

- Favorite area so far was the Emerald Graves. The Exalted Plains were also pretty fun. I`m doing Emprise du Lion now, and almost done with it; I have to do a few of the smaller maps after that. I may keep the save after I beat the game and come back from time to time to collect all the bottles/etc. to see how long it takes to complete absolutely everything.

- I don't understand how a company can have so much time, talent, and money/resources, and yet put out a product so lacking in many areas. Having said that, obviously I wouldn't have played this long if I hated it.  I actually quite like it, despite the very serious flaws. I look forward to playing it on a next gen console.
I didn't like the looks of it either now I'm on the Xbox one to me still not pretty.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: jewish voice on December 13, 2014, 05:14:27 PM

LOL!  I didn't make him talk with the yiayias....but, even stopping off someplace on the way home, stresses him.  He "needs" to get home.  If we are later than usual, due to a panakhyda or something, than he will even ask to skip stopping for food on the way home.

The issues he faces at home are beyond my capabilities to solve.  I don't live there, and my sticking my nose in, would only make things worse.  I try to help where I can, and provide some semblance of normalcy when the kids are with me....but, that's the best I can do.
I used to be like this.  I grew out of it eventually. It was strange though. I knew I was addicted and I didn't even like the fact that I was addicted, but it was too hard to break away. I don't really know what advice to give.  Video games can really ruin your life if you aren't careful. I remember having a power outage once and getting the shakes because I couldn't play my game.

Now I sound like an old stick-in-the-mud.  :-\

What changed?  Did you develop new interests, gotten new responsibilities, lost power?  How did you quit?

While I am relieved by the realization that in fact gaming IS better than hanging out on the streets with some bad characters, doing who knows what....nonetheless, even though it is the lesser of two evils, it is still evil.  It still diminishes his quality of life, and the experiences he ought to be having.

He not "growing"....he's kind of stuck.

I wish so much more for him.

I don't want him to live for gaming.  Gaming ought to be a fun hobby....but, just a hobby....not one's life.

girlfriends help with this issue at least in my case it did.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: JamesR on December 13, 2014, 05:27:53 PM
...Gaming ought to be a fun hobby....but, just a hobby....not one's life.

Actually, for some people, professional gaming is their career. It's every 12 year old boy's dream second only to Playboy photographer and the Marine Corps. There's folks who get paid to try out new video games and to perform exceptionally well at them during these big gaming competitions usually hosted by MLG--Major League Gaming.

"Tsquared" was the most popular professional gamer when I was a lad.

girlfriends help with this issue at least in my case it did.

I thought Muslims and Jews for that matter couldn't have girlfriends?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: jewish voice on December 14, 2014, 08:40:09 PM
...Gaming ought to be a fun hobby....but, just a hobby....not one's life.

Actually, for some people, professional gaming is their career. It's every 12 year old boy's dream second only to Playboy photographer and the Marine Corps. There's folks who get paid to try out new video games and to perform exceptionally well at them during these big gaming competitions usually hosted by MLG--Major League Gaming.

"Tsquared" was the most popular professional gamer when I was a lad.

girlfriends help with this issue at least in my case it did.

I thought Muslims and Jews for that matter couldn't have girlfriends?
Jews can date and do
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on December 15, 2014, 09:10:37 AM
Quote
Actually, for some people, professional gaming is their career. It's every 12 year old boy's dream second only to Playboy photographer and the Marine Corps. There's folks who get paid to try out new video games and to perform exceptionally well at them during these big gaming competitions usually hosted by MLG--Major League Gaming

I present to you, exhibit A for gaming being a good profession:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gy4p0UUaChU/U64hl6xJdaI/AAAAAAAAHtg/gjlkMfFOM-4/s1600/ti4prize.jpg)

There are many professional gaming clans. The games that are super-big for the pros are Dota 2, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Starcraft, and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. If I were single, CS:GO would be my life.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on December 16, 2014, 04:43:29 PM
- I have come to terms with the fact that this game on the PS3 is not just unpretty, but that it is actually in many ways downright ugly.

- There are a ton of imbalances across the game, it seems to me. I realise that I've played twice as long as they probably expected a typical playthrough to last, but still, they could have tried to do something to make me feel like racking up all these power points and whatnot meant something. Then again, useless late-game accumulation of gold, loot, etc. has plagued RPGs for forever; hopefully I can help fix that.

- My main party at the moment is: Lvl. 22 Qunari hero, Lvl. 21 The Iron Bull, Lvl. 21 Vivienne, and Lvl. 21 Sera. Next playthrough I plan on using a completely different setup

- Favorite area so far was the Emerald Graves. The Exalted Plains were also pretty fun. I`m doing Emprise du Lion now, and almost done with it; I have to do a few of the smaller maps after that. I may keep the save after I beat the game and come back from time to time to collect all the bottles/etc. to see how long it takes to complete absolutely everything.

- I don't understand how a company can have so much time, talent, and money/resources, and yet put out a product so lacking in many areas. Having said that, obviously I wouldn't have played this long if I hated it.  I actually quite like it, despite the very serious flaws. I look forward to playing it on a next gen console.

Yeah, I sold my 360 copy. I'll eventually buy it again whenever I finally have a next-gen console, so that way I can play through and enjoy the entire game that way (with all of the bugfixes that are, or should hopefully be, coming).
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on December 17, 2014, 09:31:20 AM
Ugh...ArcheAge is down for 7 hours.....

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on December 20, 2014, 07:08:20 PM
I finished my first playthrough of Dragon Age: Inquisition this evening. 33 days; 202 hours logged (though not all of them actively playing the game); main story completed; characters at level 24; 432/529 codices found; 15/15 astrariums; 26/29 bottles; 10/10 dragons; 115/117 landmarks; 50/60 mosaics; 180/181 regions; 105/114 shards; 54/93 skyhold customizations; 18/21 songs. I did not experience any "tasteful and mature" sex scenes, even though I spent 150+ hours romancing Josephine. Not sure what else to say. A three-quarters-decent but ultimately underwhelming game.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Greg on December 21, 2014, 03:49:06 PM
Playing a Lord of the Rings roguelike entitled "Sil."
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Nephi on December 21, 2014, 07:07:20 PM
Ugh...ArcheAge is down for 7 hours.....

PP

What are your thoughts on Archeage and how it compares to other MMORPG's?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 01, 2015, 04:57:34 PM
On my second playthrough of Dragon Age: Inquisition now, set to 'nightmare' difficulty (but no friendly fire damage), and about 15 hours in.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Peacemaker on January 03, 2015, 02:56:44 AM
(http://www.ajcollisionrepair.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/watch-video.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBWJFJLlaPE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBWJFJLlaPE)  "FRANCIS HATES UNFINISHED GAMES"

For those that don't know, Francis is a character portrayed by Boogie. I saw this the other day and had a good laugh!

[Warning: video contains mature language]
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on January 03, 2015, 04:44:29 AM
Pokemon Yellow Randomizer Nuzlocke- 3 badges, full party, randomized Wild Pokemon encounters

Pokemon White 2, 3 badges, Easy Mode, first playthrough

Crusader Kings II, latter 800s (?) , Byzantine Emperor, currently consolidating power within the Empire (e.g., getting rid of certain unkempt vassals, converting Iconoclast, Paulician, Bogomil, Sunni, Slavic and Catholic provinces within my Empire with 38% religious authority, currently fabricating claims on the Papacy/Rome and will sooner or later declare a holy war on the Magyars and Georgia, which is under control of heretical rulers.) Also considering reconquering Alexandria and Armenia from the Sunnis, and conquering Croatia and parts of non-papal Italy and the whole of Sicily. But I need gold to do those things, so that is my primary objective, 'Amass Wealth'.

Star Wars Battlefront II, Galactic Conquest, 5/11 planets, CIS-Republic, Normal difficulty, a little too easy I haven't been buying many Units or Bonuses and the AI hasn't stood a chance.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Peacemaker on January 03, 2015, 03:01:39 PM
(http://www.bossastudios.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/MainCapsuleImage.png)

You control a slice of bread, trying to stay off the floor while making your way to the toaster.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: john_mo on January 03, 2015, 03:09:46 PM
Still Civ V! Almost 800 hours in.

I just wish Byzantium was good on the harder difficulties.  Oh well, there's still Ethiopia for me to Orthodox the world with.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on January 07, 2015, 10:35:54 PM
Pokemon Yellow Randomizer Nuzlocke- 3 badges, full party, randomized Wild Pokemon encounters

Pokemon White 2, 3 badges, Easy Mode, first playthrough

Crusader Kings II, latter 800s (?) , Byzantine Emperor, currently consolidating power within the Empire (e.g., getting rid of certain unkempt vassals, converting Iconoclast, Paulician, Bogomil, Sunni, Slavic and Catholic provinces within my Empire with 38% religious authority, currently fabricating claims on the Papacy/Rome and will sooner or later declare a holy war on the Magyars and Georgia, which is under control of heretical rulers.) Also considering reconquering Alexandria and Armenia from the Sunnis, and conquering Croatia and parts of non-papal Italy and the whole of Sicily. But I need gold to do those things, so that is my primary objective, 'Amass Wealth'.

Star Wars Battlefront II, Galactic Conquest, 5/11 planets, CIS-Republic, Normal difficulty, a little too easy I haven't been buying many Units or Bonuses and the AI hasn't stood a chance.

Yeah, the AI in Battlefront II is way too easy to beat. Too bad they took the servers down.

On a bright note, the makers of the Battlefield series are currently hard at work at the next entry in the Battlefront series.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on January 11, 2015, 08:22:46 PM
Finishing up GTA 5 for the PS4. I play the games super conservatively and usually stop at lights. The other day I accidentally ran over a cat. I was pretty shook. :/

And playing through Chrono Trigger on my DS, as I never got to beating it as a kid.

Also doing a Let's Play of Assassin's Creed by editing out all the present day stuff and making it flow. That's an enjoyable project.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 11, 2015, 08:42:58 PM
Still Civ V! Almost 800 hours in.

I just wish Byzantium was good on the harder difficulties.  Oh well, there's still Ethiopia for me to Orthodox the world with.

Plus you can judaize it at the same time--it's a win-win!  :angel:
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 12, 2015, 10:35:39 PM
Finally found the first 2015 game I'm interested in buying (not counting a couple older games that I want to play on next-gen consoles)...

http://youtu.be/xpcoO7bTV48

The wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Man's_Sky)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on January 13, 2015, 02:34:50 AM
OK, Justin. I just started Inquisition. Definitely want to romance Cassandra :o

I suck at combat, though. I almost died to the first boss fight. Gotta get my skills up and prove myself to my lady in battle...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on January 13, 2015, 08:26:57 AM
Elite: Dangerous is so freaking good......
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Fabio Leite on January 13, 2015, 03:14:57 PM
Elite: Dangerous is so freaking good......

Quote
http://blowthecartridge.com/comics/2011-08-27-Elite.gif
That's what I picture when I think of Elite from MSX times...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 14, 2015, 08:53:33 PM
OK, Justin. I just started Inquisition. Definitely want to romance Cassandra :o

I suck at combat, though. I almost died to the first boss fight. Gotta get my skills up and prove myself to my lady in battle...

How do you like it apart from the fighting? What platform are you using?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on January 14, 2015, 08:54:18 PM
Dragon Warrior 2
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Porter ODoran on January 14, 2015, 08:58:08 PM
OK, Justin. I just started Inquisition. Definitely want to romance Cassandra :o

I suck at combat, though. I almost died to the first boss fight. Gotta get my skills up and prove myself to my lady in battle...

Something tells me she'd be the one "romancing" you.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on January 14, 2015, 09:33:17 PM
OK, Justin. I just started Inquisition. Definitely want to romance Cassandra :o

I suck at combat, though. I almost died to the first boss fight. Gotta get my skills up and prove myself to my lady in battle...

Something tells me she'd be the one "romancing" you.

I have let her know that I am a religious nutjob who believes in The Maker. She seemed to approve of that.


How do you like it apart from the fighting? What platform are you using?

Playing it on PC. The combat I feel I will enjoy, once I get it down a bit better. Everything else is great. Really great worldbuilding, but haven't seen a lot of action so far. I spent the last time just talking to everyone in the Haven and doing some simple fetch quests. Now I begin the Hinterlands.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on January 14, 2015, 11:31:18 PM
I just got a Wii U yesterday. It came with NintendoLand and Super Mario 3D World pre-loaded on it, so I've been enjoying the latter. I'm getting Smash Bros for it tomorrow, hopefully. Also looking forward to getting Bayonetta 2, Super Luigi Bros, Super Mario Bros Wii U, and Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker.

Anyone want to connect? My ID is the same as my username here.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on January 15, 2015, 02:23:40 AM
I just got a Wii U yesterday. It came with NintendoLand and Super Mario 3D World pre-loaded on it, so I've been enjoying the latter. I'm getting Smash Bros for it tomorrow, hopefully. Also looking forward to getting Bayonetta 2, Super Luigi Bros, Super Mario Bros Wii U, and Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker.

Anyone want to connect? My ID is the same as my username here.

Wii U is great. My ID is Rushshirt.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on January 15, 2015, 09:10:46 PM
I just got a Wii U yesterday. It came with NintendoLand and Super Mario 3D World pre-loaded on it, so I've been enjoying the latter. I'm getting Smash Bros for it tomorrow, hopefully. Also looking forward to getting Bayonetta 2, Super Luigi Bros, Super Mario Bros Wii U, and Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker.

Anyone want to connect? My ID is the same as my username here.

Have you demoed bayonetta? I had hopes, but dodgy controls.

MHU4 is going to be a 3ds only release. Are you going to pick up the new xl? I would be interested in hooking up for that.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on January 15, 2015, 09:12:05 PM
I just got a Wii U yesterday. It came with NintendoLand and Super Mario 3D World pre-loaded on it, so I've been enjoying the latter. I'm getting Smash Bros for it tomorrow, hopefully. Also looking forward to getting Bayonetta 2, Super Luigi Bros, Super Mario Bros Wii U, and Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker.

Anyone want to connect? My ID is the same as my username here.

Wii U is great. My ID is Rushshirt.

I think I am Normtendo in the wii world, gotta check.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on January 15, 2015, 09:14:41 PM
Still Civ V! Almost 800 hours in.

I just wish Byzantium was good on the harder difficulties.  Oh well, there's still Ethiopia for me to Orthodox the world with.

Plus you can judaize it at the same time--it's a win-win!  :angel:

Nice!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: ironchapman on January 16, 2015, 06:16:25 AM
I just got a Wii U yesterday. It came with NintendoLand and Super Mario 3D World pre-loaded on it, so I've been enjoying the latter. I'm getting Smash Bros for it tomorrow, hopefully. Also looking forward to getting Bayonetta 2, Super Luigi Bros, Super Mario Bros Wii U, and Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker.

Anyone want to connect? My ID is the same as my username here.

Wii U is great. My ID is Rushshirt.

I think I am Normtendo in the wii world, gotta check.

I haven't demoed Bayonetta yet. Also, I looked up Normtendo and came up with a Julie.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: BrethrenBoy on January 16, 2015, 08:47:22 AM
I just got a Wii U yesterday. It came with NintendoLand and Super Mario 3D World pre-loaded on it, so I've been enjoying the latter. I'm getting Smash Bros for it tomorrow, hopefully. Also looking forward to getting Bayonetta 2, Super Luigi Bros, Super Mario Bros Wii U, and Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker.

Anyone want to connect? My ID is the same as my username here.

Mine is EarthboundNZelda. Shows what kind of games I usually play.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on January 16, 2015, 01:00:08 PM
I just got a Wii U yesterday. It came with NintendoLand and Super Mario 3D World pre-loaded on it, so I've been enjoying the latter. I'm getting Smash Bros for it tomorrow, hopefully. Also looking forward to getting Bayonetta 2, Super Luigi Bros, Super Mario Bros Wii U, and Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker.

Anyone want to connect? My ID is the same as my username here.

Wii U is great. My ID is Rushshirt.

I think I am Normtendo in the wii world, gotta check.

I haven't demoed Bayonetta yet. Also, I looked up Normtendo and came up with a Julie.

I've been outed!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on January 17, 2015, 11:57:28 AM
If anyone with a 3ds wants a MHU4 demo code, PM me. I have 4 or so to give away.

First impressions: unplayable. FPS varies wildly it seems.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: homedad76 on January 17, 2015, 03:35:31 PM
I got DA:Inquisition and loved it.  But had trouble getting immersed because I didn't know the lore.  So I went ahead and got the first two games and have started playing Origins. I also like how they let your decisions in the first two effect the world in third!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: biro on January 17, 2015, 04:37:20 PM
They're coming out with an updated edition of "Grim Fandango." It's a really neat adventure game from years ago, adjusted for present-day systems. I love the story. A guy named Manny goes to the land of the dead and has to solve a mystery. Can't wait to download it. I played the original, I'd love to play it again. :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Peacemaker on February 08, 2015, 10:37:24 PM
The older I got the more I can't stand video games. I can't even sit for more than 30mins playing one anymore. Which is crazy to think about, I used to be able to play for 19 hours a day - that's not even a joke! However, I do like to watch videos about videos games every so often. Recently the Mythbusters did a special on Video Games and their physics compared to real-life.

If you have OnDemand you can watch it there.

Or you could watch it here on YouTube  (it's only 360p, but that's what you get for free)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UDwK153nLI

(http://www.levelupvideogames.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/image13.jpg)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Dominika on February 09, 2015, 08:56:41 AM
You are talking about the 3rd part of DA and I've just started the Origins... :P
It's a very good game, and has quite similar ambient to the one of Baldur's Gate (what I was looking for a long time), but yeah, BG is a legend, maybe it's also a kind of sentiment...
But I would like to see more detailed locations (maybe they are in the Inquisition, don't know), more involving story (in DA ofc, there is something like discovering the secrets, the plot, but it's more about killing the monsters, than looking for something else, at least for the main character).
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: sakura95 on February 09, 2015, 04:24:22 PM
The last Video game I played was Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. I dunno why Hideo Kojima decided to make this a separate game in itself when it's simply and literally a paid demo of MGS V. It's a great game overall as an intro to the full package of MGS V with a disturbing cutscene.

Most interestingly is how in opposition to many other video games, America is shown to be the bad guy(it's not new, past MGS games did this). Finally, a game where America is not the guardian of freedom against terrorism or the Russians.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on February 09, 2015, 05:07:50 PM
Peacemaker -

(http://unscenecomedy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/tumblr_mhhknvi7Fm1rbwchzo1_500.jpg)

Apparently it is possible...
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 14, 2015, 02:57:01 PM
Well it took me 88 days (and about 360 hours of gameplay), but I finally experienced my first "mature and tasteful" sex scene in Dragon Age Inquisition. Twas ok.  :)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 20, 2015, 06:23:28 AM
Anyone remember the site(s) recommended a while back when someone asked about building a new computer? Or any suggestions now?
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 20, 2015, 06:31:51 AM
Played Minecraft for the first time today. After exploring and some building and whatnot for a few hours I just dug down and down, all the way to the bedrock. Then I began working my way back up... that is, until I worked through a wall only to discover that there was a monster there, who attacked me and ended up killing me. I raged.  >:(  8)
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on February 20, 2015, 09:44:22 AM
Anyone remember the site(s) recommended a while back when someone asked about building a new computer? Or any suggestions now?
I use NewEgg for most of my computer part needs.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: vamrat on February 20, 2015, 02:46:23 PM
Anyone remember the site(s) recommended a while back when someone asked about building a new computer? Or any suggestions now?
I use NewEgg for most of my computer part needs.

I think it was me who was given the suggestions (by Mathematician?).  I believe it was NewEgg he suggested and who I ended up using.  No problems.  Computer is still running.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on February 20, 2015, 02:49:16 PM
Anyone remember the site(s) recommended a while back when someone asked about building a new computer? Or any suggestions now?
I use NewEgg for most of my computer part needs.

I think it was me who was given the suggestions (by Mathematician?).  I believe it was NewEgg he suggested and who I ended up using.  No problems.  Computer is still running.
I've built numerous computers ordering from them and have always been pleased with the results except for once I bought some memory that was mislabeled on their site. Fortunately, they took it back without any problems.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: rakovsky on February 20, 2015, 09:41:48 PM
Played Minecraft for the first time today. After exploring and some building and whatnot for a few hours I just dug down and down, all the way to the bedrock. Then I began working my way back up... that is, until I worked through a wall only to discover that there was a monster there, who attacked me and ended up killing me. I raged.  >:(  8)
Isn't minecraft way over-rated?

I suppose it would be great if it were a free early 1990's online multiplayer game instead of the same in 2015.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: orthonorm on February 21, 2015, 01:21:40 AM
Anyone remember the site(s) recommended a while back when someone asked about building a new computer? Or any suggestions now?

PM Achronos, he's brilliant at this. Most bang for your buck.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 27, 2015, 08:13:11 PM
I may have to do that!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 27, 2015, 08:14:17 PM
Anyone remember the site(s) recommended a while back when someone asked about building a new computer? Or any suggestions now?
I use NewEgg for most of my computer part needs.

I think it was me who was given the suggestions (by Mathematician?).  I believe it was NewEgg he suggested and who I ended up using.  No problems.  Computer is still running.

Got it, thanks
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 27, 2015, 08:16:18 PM
Also, while I'm in this thread... I don't have any strong feelings one way or the other about mounts in RPGs, but I hate all the love gamers give them. Morons, all of you.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheMathematician on February 27, 2015, 08:16:57 PM
Anyone remember the site(s) recommended a while back when someone asked about building a new computer? Or any suggestions now?
I use NewEgg for most of my computer part needs.

I think it was me who was given the suggestions (by Mathematician?).  I believe it was NewEgg he suggested and who I ended up using.  No problems.  Computer is still running.


While I don't remember this, I would suggest them now, even if i didn't do it before.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on February 27, 2015, 09:34:56 PM
Also, while I'm in this thread... I don't have any strong feelings one way or the other about mounts in RPGs, but I hate all the love gamers give them. Morons, all of you.
But it is just so dang annoying having to walk everywhere!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on February 27, 2015, 09:53:11 PM
I know, I know, and who could resist using a horse that lets you go 2% faster.* Sooooo tempting!   :P



*Does not count the time it takes to get on and off the horse, which usually results in slowing progress down rather than speeding it up
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on February 27, 2015, 09:58:39 PM
Plus the auto run animations usually make you look stupid. Every character is way cooler galloping on a noble steed.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on March 02, 2015, 12:53:57 AM
Just started up Link Between Worlds. It definitely takes me to the past!
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: FormerReformer on March 02, 2015, 12:56:17 AM
Just started up Link Between Worlds. It definitely takes me to the past!
That was a great game. Definitely makes the 3ds worth the price of purchase.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: lovesupreme on March 02, 2015, 12:58:19 AM
Just started up Link Between Worlds. It definitely takes me to the past!
That was a great game. Definitely makes the 3ds worth the price of purchase.

I will definitely defend the latest Nintendo consoles as worthwhile purchases. Mostly because it's getting to the point where you can play pretty much any classic Nintendo game between the two of them.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on March 02, 2015, 08:40:32 AM
Dragonball Xenoverse is really great.

PP
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Asteriktos on March 05, 2015, 04:20:13 PM
Bought a cheap used copy of Elder Scrolls IV (with expansions), but haven't played it yet. I bought it for X360 back when it first came out, but don't recall liking it that much. I expect things'll be different this time around. I also got the PS3 Journey Collection from Amazon... looking forward to seeing what everyone was talking about (though I hope coming this late in it won't be a letdown because of fewer/no people for interactions). Lastly I got a new, 24" monitor (though with no consult with Shiny). I've had my current 19" one for 5 1/2+ years, and it saw heavy use and really poor habits (e.g., I didn't use a screen saver, sleep mode, etc. for years). I can hear the rest of my computer wheezing every night as well. Poor thing.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on March 05, 2015, 04:31:57 PM
Mass Effect 2... I'm on Horizon and I'm on the hardest damn part:

charging Husks, Scions and no place to hide. I really hate this part.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: Xenia on March 05, 2015, 05:00:15 PM
I play LOTRO (Lord of the Rings Online.)  I play it way too much.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: TheTrisagion on March 06, 2015, 12:46:05 AM
I play LOTRO (Lord of the Rings Online.)  I play it way too much.
I played that for several years pretty intensely. Then, as with all MMORPG, I got tired of the endless leveling up only to have a new expansion come out that made all my hard work obsolete.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: RobS on March 31, 2015, 10:42:04 AM
So who plays Dota 2 on here? I just started, been trying to read/watch every newbie guide I can find to understand the basics of the game.

If anyone is looking to play with me, send me your Steam info via PM.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: primuspilus on March 31, 2015, 11:01:43 AM
So who plays Dota 2 on here? I just started, been trying to read/watch every newbie guide I can find to understand the basics of the game.

If anyone is looking to play with me, send me your Steam info via PM.
So many chars....kind of confusing. But I do like it.
Title: Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
Post by: RobS on March 31, 2015, 08:53:23 PM