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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #135 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.  :)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #137 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.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #138 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.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #139 on: April 09, 2012, 11:16:23 AM »
I just smash things.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #140 on: April 09, 2012, 11:25:52 AM »
I just smash things.
That always works :)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #141 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?
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #142 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....

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #143 on: April 09, 2012, 01:26:42 PM »

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #144 on: April 09, 2012, 01:38:30 PM »
Dragon Age 3 Info...
I did not care for DA 2....I hope they bring back the spirit of the first game, which was great :)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #145 on: April 09, 2012, 01:44:25 PM »
Dragon Age 3 Info...
I did not care for DA 2....I hope they bring back the spirit of the first game, which was great :)

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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.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #146 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.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #147 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
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #148 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. 
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #150 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 (set to be released this month) is probably for you.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #151 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."
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« Reply #152 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...

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #153 on: April 22, 2012, 02:27:01 PM »
You're probably thinking of Amy Pond, whom this game seems to omit.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #154 on: April 22, 2012, 02:34:52 PM »
Who made that decision? Booooo!


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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #155 on: April 23, 2012, 02:24:19 AM »
Hey Skyrim fans, check this out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSLPH9d-jsI
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #156 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. :)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #157 on: April 23, 2012, 01:10:07 PM »
Who made that decision? Booooo!


The show will be phasing her out soon, so that may be part of it. Is this an acceptable replacement?
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #158 on: April 25, 2012, 07:57:10 AM »
Hair is not red :(

Though this cheered me up... Angry video game nerd as a kid

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #159 on: April 25, 2012, 09:30:00 AM »
Just started a Breton Mage on Skyrim.....man oh man they're good.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #160 on: April 25, 2012, 07:37:14 PM »
Twenty more days!
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #161 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?)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #164 on: April 26, 2012, 10:55:04 AM »
My Dragon Quest X hopes have been dashed... 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...


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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #166 on: April 26, 2012, 11:51:32 AM »
20 days to what? :)

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?
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« Reply #167 on: April 26, 2012, 01:48:59 PM »
My Dragon Quest X hopes have been dashed... 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?

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #168 on: April 26, 2012, 05:23:38 PM »
20 days to what? :)

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.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #169 on: April 26, 2012, 05:33:34 PM »
20 days to what? :)

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!
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #170 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. :)

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Next PlayStation to lock out used games

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.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #171 on: April 30, 2012, 03:54:59 PM »
I'm having a lot of fun with Kid Icarus: Uprising.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #172 on: April 30, 2012, 03:56:08 PM »
I miss video games. :(
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #173 on: April 30, 2012, 03:58:54 PM »
I'm sorry.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #174 on: May 15, 2012, 04:37:02 PM »
Diablooooooooooooooooooooooooooo  *gasp* ooooooooooooooooooooo

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #175 on: May 15, 2012, 04:40:32 PM »
Team Fortress 2 and the Total War series  8)

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #176 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.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #177 on: May 19, 2012, 04:47:20 PM »
Dragon Age 3 Info...

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

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« Reply #178 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 so they could focus on DA3.

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« Reply #179 on: May 19, 2012, 04:55:34 PM »
That's a shame. I really liked Awakening.
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