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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1710 on: July 07, 2018, 12:13:44 AM »
I'm thinking about giving the original BioShock and Infinite a replay. Other than that, I'm currently replaying the Red Dead Redemption in anticipation for the sequel.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1711 on: July 14, 2018, 12:26:23 AM »
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Routinely return to this for a bit of inspiration. I've been working at learning UE4/C++, doing some art, writing, etc. for developing a couple games for a few years now, and an airline strategy game is one of them; something less business micro-management and more 4x though. Still nowhere near ready to show, let alone put on something like itch.io.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1712 on: July 26, 2018, 03:07:03 PM »
Detroit, Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream loses employment court case

Controversial games studio Quantic Dream, developer of PlayStation exclusives Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human, has lost a court case against a former employee. The victim in the case quit their post due to the offensive photoshopped images of employees being circulated at the studio - images which came to light after a damning joint investigation into toxic workplace culture undertaken by a team of journalists at Le Monde, Canard PC and Mediapart published back in January.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1713 on: August 09, 2018, 03:36:48 PM »
Hot take. I am so over marketing materials, GDC talks, interviews, reviews, etc. which talk about how "your decisions matter" or "your choices change the world" without giving examples or saying how/why.  Um, yeah, decisions which affect the game, that's calling playing a game. When you move in Pong? That's a decision that matters--if you don't do it right, you lose. When you get a star in Mario Brothers 3? That's a decision that changes the world--you're now invincible for a short time. People aren't asking for more basic 'decisions with consequences.' IMO something doesn't even qualify as a game if it doesn't have that bare minimum. What people want are narrative and gameplay choices that actually have meat to them, make you think and feel, and have a lasting impact on the world beyond 'Will you get 5 dwarves or 5 equally-competent elves to fight for you in the final battle (neither of which will make any difference).'
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1714 on: August 09, 2018, 03:41:32 PM »
Lol is that a reaction from the newest Red Dead trailer?
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1715 on: August 09, 2018, 03:43:48 PM »
Aerobiz Supersonic (SNES emulator)

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

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

Aerobiz Supersonic (SNES emulator)

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

That it is  8)

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



My body is ready.

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

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

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

Okay. You saved me $60. :)

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

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Pilotwings
Super Mario Kart
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DKC 1, 2, 3

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

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

Okay. You saved me $60. :)

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

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

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1732 on: September 10, 2018, 08:42:31 PM »
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1733 on: October 01, 2018, 10:50:48 PM »
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1734 on: October 03, 2018, 05:39:53 PM »
Game Critic: I want better stories, more attempts at exploring complicated issues, and more immersive experiences in games.

Same Game Critic: Detroit: Become Human wants me to wash dishes? Screw that. If I can't just have action action action then I won't play your game and you're a stupidhead!

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1735 on: October 03, 2018, 06:20:09 PM »
Just pre-ordered "Bendy and the Ink Machine."

All the Redboxes around my home ran out of "We Happy Few." I was about 1/5 done with the game, so I'll have to buy a used copy.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1736 on: October 03, 2018, 06:22:50 PM »
Game Critic: I want better stories, more attempts at exploring complicated issues, and more immersive experiences in games.

Same Game Critic: Detroit: Become Human wants me to wash dishes? Screw that. If I can't just have action action action then I won't play your game and you're a stupidhead!

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That's origin of a good 80% of "walking simulator" complaints, yep.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1737 on: October 03, 2018, 07:40:01 PM »
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1738 on: October 03, 2018, 11:06:57 PM »
Risk.

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The video game? Not old enough.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1739 on: October 13, 2018, 11:07:49 PM »
I sit here tonight wondering if the scene in Detroit Become Human, in which a bunch of androids all named Jerry break into the safe space of the protagonists, was put in by the devs to symbolize a lingering fear among the French people regarding some kind of invasion by the Germans. Probably not. On the other hand, in the same level there is a Darth Vader helmet easter egg. Hmm.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1740 on: October 26, 2018, 05:05:13 PM »
I'm about 5 hours into Red Dead Redemption 2. It's mostly ok.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1741 on: October 26, 2018, 05:31:53 PM »
Zoo Tycoon, Dragon Age Inquisition, and as ever, Kingdom Come.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1742 on: October 26, 2018, 10:22:19 PM »
I'm about 5 hours into Red Dead Redemption 2. It's mostly ok.

It's frequently funny, I think.  :laugh: And it's super detailed and pretty.  I'm just spectating anyway, though, so things like progression, mechanics, and combat are lost on me.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1743 on: October 30, 2018, 09:50:24 PM »
Only in a Bethesda game would you experience a bug that deletes the entire game off your hard drive before you even get to play it  :laugh:

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1744 on: October 30, 2018, 09:59:26 PM »
I'm about 5 hours into Red Dead Redemption 2. It's mostly ok.

It's frequently funny, I think.  :laugh: And it's super detailed and pretty.  I'm just spectating anyway, though, so things like progression, mechanics, and combat are lost on me.

+1 I've only disliked two parts. First involved a lengthy mission that involves getting drunk and (involuntarily) getting into trouble; just went on too long and took too much control away, and I was confused why it was even taking place besides ticking off a box of stuff that is expected to take place in a game of this type. Second involved missions in which you're the muscle getting something out of people who took loans and couldn't pay them back; I think Rockstar completely understands the parallels between this and the poor way they treat their own employees, they loathe themselves for it for a second or two, but then they decide (and outright argue in the game) that reality is complicated and darwinian and stuff so nothing can be done.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1745 on: October 30, 2018, 10:06:10 PM »
I am much better at actual bowling than the "Bowling by Jason Belmonte" Android game.  ;D
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1746 on: November 06, 2018, 07:45:02 PM »
Praise be. I just found in my Paradox software thingy a copy of Crusader Kings II, and I downloaded it. Now I can go back to my long game of doing nothing!
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1747 on: November 08, 2018, 03:27:49 PM »
So, my return to Crusader Kings is not that different. I remember what it was like before, now. Arranging betrothals, dying of severe illnesses...
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« Reply #1748 on: November 08, 2018, 05:18:35 PM »
It's really changed a bit.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1749 on: November 08, 2018, 07:11:24 PM »
I didn't download any of the new widgets.
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« Reply #1750 on: November 12, 2018, 06:31:25 PM »
I can't tell if 99% of youtube actually hates Fallout 76 and wants it to fail, or if it's just that I watched a bunch of anti-FO76 vids one night out of curiosity and it snowballed to the point where that's all I get recommended to me now.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1751 on: November 12, 2018, 07:17:06 PM »
I can't tell if 99% of youtube actually hates Fallout 76 and wants it to fail, or if it's just that I watched a bunch of anti-FO76 vids one night out of curiosity and it snowballed to the point where that's all I get recommended to me now.

I really hate that about Yuotube.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1752 on: November 13, 2018, 09:44:45 AM »
Old school: Super Mario Brothers 3 and Super Smash Bros.
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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1753 on: November 29, 2018, 10:08:05 PM »
I can't tell if 99% of youtube actually hates Fallout 76 and wants it to fail, or if it's just that I watched a bunch of anti-FO76 vids one night out of curiosity and it snowballed to the point where that's all I get recommended to me now.

As a fallout fan, i was going to get this sometime in the future, but being my internet isnt that fast or reliable, im skipping it. 24/7 online just to play it, isnt a good thing.
Also ive seen alot of buggy things of utube, and alot of fanboys who love anything fallout screaming about how it sucks.

Fallout 3 was best, vegas was ok, 4 was better imo.

Im looking at red dead 2 instead.

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Re: What video games are everyone playing lately?
« Reply #1754 on: November 29, 2018, 11:27:35 PM »
Just got "The Long Dark" today.

Also downloaded "Aven Colony" during my tryout of the X Box Game Pass system. It's really good. Lovely graphics. You build stuff for a space colony.

I've gotten back into "Battle Ages." It's a cute little strategy game.
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