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Title: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on November 19, 2012, 02:48:13 pm
We have plenty of threads in here for discussing individual games, but what we don't have is a catch-all thread for short blurbs about our current addictions.  So in the tradition of our favorite GenDisc threadnauts, have at it!

I'm currently working on the first-person survival horror title Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth.  It's a game that languished in development hell for a few years, which shows in some general clunkiness and mediocre graphics for its time, but damn does it present a fantastically creepy atmosphere.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Polpolion on November 19, 2012, 02:54:50 pm
I've been stuck in a Natural Selection 2 and Nethack rut most recently myself. I want to stop playing NS2 before I burn myself out of it so I can play more when they make more maps but it's too much fun. Nethack is a good time filler kind of game IMHO, but it's too hard to just sit through and play.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on November 19, 2012, 03:01:03 pm
I'm splitting time between MWO and Defender's Quest, with a few minutes a day spent extracting myself from FFXI.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on November 19, 2012, 03:06:22 pm
My computer can't handle MWO, so I'm stuck with World of Tanks for all my grindy goodness.  Playing Halo 4 on the side, and Left 4 Dead 2 whenever I've got enough friends on Steam to make it hilarious.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on November 19, 2012, 03:54:46 pm
WoT, Civ V a little, going to go back to European Escalation instead of Civ V if there's any multi left, other things on occasion.

And MWO.
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Post by: FireSpawn on November 19, 2012, 04:37:17 pm
AirMech has recently made me it's *****, as the nostalgia value it carries from Herzog Zwei prevents me from leaving it alone.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on November 19, 2012, 05:42:05 pm
i've been on a kick of the default windows games.  free cell, minesweeper, backgammon, pinball, etc.  i even have Hover!  someone really needs to make a modern version of that.

also, just about to complete a playthrough of RA2 and yuri's revenge.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Shivan Hunter on November 19, 2012, 05:49:57 pm
Transcendence (http://neurohack.com/transcendence/index.html), a pretty awesome roguelike-like in spaaaace, and some extremely heavily modded Skyrim!

also Blue Planet :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on November 19, 2012, 05:53:09 pm
i've been on a kick of the default windows games.  free cell, minesweeper, backgammon, pinball, etc.  i even have Hover!  someone really needs to make a modern version of that.
Hover is so much fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on November 19, 2012, 07:04:43 pm
Some mods for Company of Heroes and Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion.  Killing Nazis never gets boring, especially in the final mission of the Brit campaign where you wipe out something like 32 Waffen-SS tanks as a secondary objective. :P

As for Rebellion, I'm mainly playing Sins of the Fallen right now until the rest of the mods get updated.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on November 19, 2012, 07:16:45 pm
I loved that mission in CoH. Finally getting around to finishing ME2, playing some World of Tanks and some Just Cause 2 silliness on the side. (got it for $6 lol) Been giving Minecraft a break.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on November 19, 2012, 07:54:19 pm
Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden
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Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on November 19, 2012, 09:38:39 pm
Ys Origin (I swear, Toal's run is insanity with frequent hit-and-run tactic abuse), and The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (seriously, 10 hours and I'm still on Chapter 1 thanks to all the sidequests and going to places I shouldn't have gone through without seeing if a board request had something relevant there).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Droid803 on November 19, 2012, 10:10:47 pm
Madoka Magica Online (http://mm.my-gg.com) because a browser game I can hide behind my LaTeX window is the only thing I can get away with at work. :P
If you can even call that a game.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on November 19, 2012, 10:29:39 pm
Iji (http://www.remar.se/daniel/iji.php), a neat indie freebie with a graphic style that reminds me of Another World and Flashback.

It's a nice time sink if ya got nothing to do.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Davros on November 22, 2012, 01:56:40 am
Easy to answer since i copy my latest games into a folder called current games, makes finding them easier
most of these have been completed but i keep them there to remind me to add them to windows game explorer which is a total pain and after about 300 games it stops working completely and wont add a game automatically (not that it always did in the first place)
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4223/gamesdt.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/gamesdt.jpg/)
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Post by: Wobble73 on November 22, 2012, 09:08:38 am
Xbox 360 = Halo Reach
PS3 = Assassins Creed : Brotherhood
Android phone games = Galaxy on Fire 2, The Dark Knight Rises, Splinter Cell:Conviction.

I do not have access to a gaming PC or Laptop at the moment, otherwise I would be playing Diaspora: Shattered Armistice!  :cool: :yes:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on November 22, 2012, 11:16:15 am
ME3 Multiplayer and Borderlands 2 are occupying what little gaming time I have at the moment.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: LHN91 on November 22, 2012, 11:24:38 am
Just finished (FINALLY!) Deus Ex: HR. Playing a bit of Katamari Damacy when I have 5 minutes here and there. Not really starting on anything else just yet, finishing off the last couple weeks of University and somewhere in there doing a re-arrangement of my computer parts based on new parts I've found. After that, not sure.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: starbug on November 22, 2012, 03:58:39 pm
At the mo, i am playing;
Brutal Doom: This is a sheer brillant mod for the original Dooms, it is just makes it so much more fun.
Star Wars Old Republic: This took me by suprise, i hate MMO's yet i like it as it can be played as a singleplayer game and has a good story.
Also Skyrim and Starcraft 2 every now and again.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: wistler on November 22, 2012, 04:58:59 pm
I just finished playing Mass Effect 3. I enjoyed it, and whilst comprehend what all the shouting was about regarding the ending, have no strong feelings either way.

Went to play Skyrim, and not being able to find the disc, started to replay Metro 2033. Now THAT game is a failed masterpiece!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Starman01 on November 22, 2012, 05:42:34 pm
Played XCOM for a while, then went to GuildWars 2 for about 10 days. At Level 42 now, starts to get boring. Will switch back to XCOM, and next vacation at Christmas I will play SW TOR once it's F2P  :nod:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on November 22, 2012, 07:58:44 pm
It is already free to play.  Free players get access to pretty much zero features though.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on November 26, 2012, 03:13:35 pm
In case anybody missed it in the "Steam Autumn Sale" thread, I'd like to point out To The Moon, the most beautiful, moving, and thoroughly incredible thing I've ever played.

And it's still on sale on Steam! Trailer here! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_116766&feature=iv&src_vid=y9Vo4m2yiIo&v=sqkJuSV-23U)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on November 26, 2012, 03:15:49 pm
Been playing LA Noire after borrowing the XBox version from a friend.  Definitely loving the way the music brings the whole thing together and the general film noire (imagine that) feel of it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on November 26, 2012, 03:19:32 pm
Finally located all my old Gamecube games, so I've picked up F-Zero GX again.

I just have that one Master-class grand prix to finish and I unlock the final cup, dammit! :mad:

It's been driving me insane, just having that one grand prix I haven't beaten.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: TwentyPercentCooler on November 26, 2012, 09:33:16 pm
RIFT, Torchlight 2 and Borderlands 2 with friends, still fire up Skyrim every now and then, playing through Dragon Age: Origins again...also FFXII, since I finally have a CPU capable of running the PS2 emulator at good framerates (relax, I own the game and a PS2, it's just broken).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on December 10, 2012, 02:02:22 pm
My RL friends got me into an MMO strategy game called Astro Empires, so I've been playing that since the new server opened last Saturday.

Cut-throat PVP while you're sleeping or away seems to be the only game mode, and taking a day's (or more) break could result in your bases getting farmed for credits. I'm probably quitting soon, after I curbstomp the guy who's been brutalizing the galaxy.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: watsisname on December 10, 2012, 02:46:34 pm
Oh hey, I remember Astro Empires.  It's pretty fun starting out and I liked the game mechanics, but yeah, persistent world PvP of that sort is pretty terrible.  Oops, power went out, or I got home late, or I forgot what time it was, or my internet connection derped, etc, now all my hard work is gone in an instant so that someone else can increase the size of his fleet slightly.  Urgh.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on December 10, 2012, 04:33:27 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/kdFOa.png)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on December 10, 2012, 05:34:38 pm
Zone 66, thanks dosbox

Also suffering slowly through what's probably the last mission of the first attempt at HLPX-COM3, trying to keep SpardaSon and Firespawn alive.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: BengalTiger on December 10, 2012, 05:53:56 pm
Planetside 2 cured me from WoT lately, but with only 2 gigs of RAM it seems to crash every couple hours. Slowly getting to the point of building a PC...

Crashing is totally not a game breaker though, I could easily blast 100+ rounds from my tank's main gun without paying a thing (just driving up to a reload tower or transport gets ammo to full at no cost), no repair costs (only a cost of spawning a tank, but playing carefully the resources regenerate before needing the next one), no feel of grind (competitive equipment from the start, no more firing at an enemy and damaging it for 30 seconds only to see it drive away)...

Lots of time (and space, it's possible to flank a mile wide front in this game) to use real world tactics (anything from ambushes to fire and movement to combined arms assaults) instead of going for a close range meatgrinder, realistic ballistics and no rangefinders which make it an art to shoot something a kilometer away.
The only thing I miss from WoT is the very realistic armor simulation they have there, in Planetside 2 it's only damage reduction depending on where the round hits to simulate varying armor thickness.

Other than that, slowly playing through Wing Commander Saga, with the Ancient-Shivan War next on the list. Working on TotT a few hours per week.

Sometimes an Open General campaign or two, modding that as well.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dragon on December 10, 2012, 06:17:31 pm
Alternating between Tropico 4 and Warhammer 40K: Space Marine. Neither for very long though. I have so little time that I'm playing like a casual gamer these days (yes, I hate that). No time for anything serious, like FS-related stuff (just some small tweaks here and there) or ArmA.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on December 10, 2012, 08:48:09 pm
Just bought Deus Ex: Human Revolution for 5 during the Steam sale. Been enjoying it immensely, funny thing is I'm still not far from the beginning and FEMA is getting mentioned a lot. Of course I live in NJ so FEMA has been very active around hereabouts lately... :nervous:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on December 11, 2012, 01:44:13 am
Well, without spoiling, the role of FEMA in DXHR is very much intended to be faithful to the role of FEMA in DX1. DXHR can very much be played without having played DX1 but it is actually very consistent on many points.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on December 11, 2012, 02:33:44 am
Currently playing a lot of Saints Row The Third, for some reason. Also Endless Space.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on December 11, 2012, 07:44:18 am
Well, without spoiling, the role of FEMA in DXHR is very much intended to be faithful to the role of FEMA in DX1. DXHR can very much be played without having played DX1 but it is actually very consistent on many points.
I haven't played DX1... perhaps I should.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on December 11, 2012, 07:49:45 am
Can't say you shouldn't, definitely :p
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Davros on December 11, 2012, 08:57:54 am
Not playing deus ex 1 is like not playing half life - you will anger the gaming gods

ps:
dx10 renderer
http://kentie.net/article/d3d10drv/

 High Definition Texture Package
http://www.offtopicproductions.com/hdtp/

 New Vision
http://www.moddb.com/mods/deus-ex-new-vision

 Ultra High Quality Mod (scroll Down)
http://www.helderpinto.com/blog/
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Jeff Vader on December 11, 2012, 11:16:22 am
Ass Effect 3 (Good Guy Shepard playthrough), The Longest Journey, the occasional round of FTL.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on December 11, 2012, 10:38:21 pm
Not playing deus ex 1 is like not playing half life - you will anger the gaming gods

ps:
dx10 renderer
http://kentie.net/article/d3d10drv/

 High Definition Texture Package
http://www.offtopicproductions.com/hdtp/

 New Vision
http://www.moddb.com/mods/deus-ex-new-vision

 Ultra High Quality Mod (scroll Down)
http://www.helderpinto.com/blog/
I haven't played Half Life 1 yet...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on December 11, 2012, 10:45:25 pm
Smiting incoming in 3... 2... 1...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on December 12, 2012, 06:35:30 am
If you haven't done so yet, playing Half Life is not really worth the time.

Deus Ex, on the other hand, is.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Enzo03 on December 12, 2012, 10:13:27 am
I have currently gone back to playing Wing Commander and StarLancer.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on December 12, 2012, 10:46:33 am
... someone's getting ready for Star Citizen by playing old Chris Roberts classics ? :p
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on December 12, 2012, 12:35:44 pm
Gotten back into World of Tanks for the most part recently, though it's splitting most of my free time with FTL.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on December 12, 2012, 12:58:30 pm
Finished Mass Effect 2 by the way...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: BengalTiger on December 14, 2012, 07:29:51 pm
If you haven't done so yet, playing Half Life is not really worth the time.

Deus Ex, on the other hand, is.
Black Mesa: Source is worth playing.

Deus Ex is a must more/less.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on December 15, 2012, 11:23:10 am
Waking Mars
A steam game that is a iOS conversion and while the graphics are as you would expect the game is actually really good :wtf:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Enzo03 on December 15, 2012, 01:45:11 pm
... someone's getting ready for Star Citizen by playing old Chris Roberts classics ? :p
:nervous:
Maybe...

Though I have no hardware capable of playably running even most currently released games.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on January 01, 2013, 09:27:23 pm
just started far cry 2.  a little better than i feared, not as good as i hoped.
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Post by: Lorric on January 01, 2013, 09:43:01 pm
Populous 2, courtesy of GOG.com.

That game is AWESOME.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on January 01, 2013, 10:32:45 pm
PS2, grinding certs for my A2G rockets.
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Post by: General Battuta on January 02, 2013, 12:37:39 am
i'm playing the **** out of some FREE SPACE OPEN (http://fi.somethingawful.com/safs/smilies/f/0/getin.001.gif)
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Post by: deathfun on January 02, 2013, 02:20:33 am
just started far cry 2.  a little better than i feared, not as good as i hoped.

Farcry 3 here
It's purdy
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Post by: watsisname on January 02, 2013, 04:39:52 am
Just discovered there's a Thaumcraft 3.  Considering how much I enjoyed Thaumcraft 2, I downloaded it and created a world right away. ۞
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: JCDNWarrior on January 02, 2013, 05:08:07 am
I'm playing GTA4 multiplayer with a few friends, the usual FREDing, and about to play through WiH1 again for the obvious reason of Act 3 coming really soon as well as to try to lend more ideas from it.
Skyrim on PC (modded) as usual too, though not a whole lot (when I do play I find myself in the tavern all day or doing NPC-like jobs like cutting wood and walking it back to wherever it needs delivered.
Aside from those, a few other games, just finished Halo 4 (that game was way more impressive than I thought it'd become) and started Assassin's Creed 3, both on the 360, though progress is quite slow because of above and RL tasks (website building for instance). All in all a lot to keep me busy.

On the subject of Half Life, I suppose the old HL1 might not be worth your time these days as others said because of it's slow pacing and taking quite a while to finish, but HL2 certainly is even with that lack of EP3. the Black Mesa mod for HL1 is also neat in my opinion.
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Post by: Luis Dias on January 02, 2013, 06:51:58 am
Finished The Antagonist and MJN's Between the Ashes's demo. Also some SchmupSPACE!. Now I'm playing ArchiCAD 16. Oh well...
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Post by: Sarafan on January 02, 2013, 01:07:52 pm
Playing what I won on christmas, Ace Combat Zero, Stella Deus, Gungrave.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on January 02, 2013, 01:51:58 pm
Right now, mostly Borderlands. Just a few more pieces of DLC to get through, then I can call it done. And then decide if I want to play any multi or take a second character through, or not. I've got a lot of stuff to do.

Also playing my free copy of The Bard's Tale.
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Post by: Venicius on January 02, 2013, 02:12:48 pm
Working my way through DOS Xwing and Tie Fighter
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Post by: Pred the Penguin on January 02, 2013, 02:17:56 pm
Playing Shogun 2 and replaying Assassin's Creed 2. Still an amazing game AC2, after I finish it I'm going to jump in straight into Brotherhood.
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Post by: StarSlayer on January 02, 2013, 03:45:27 pm
Hawken Beta:  Was able to unlock an infiltrator chassis.  Boy is it a hoot flanking a gaggle of enemies, giving them a helping of grenades and assault rifle fire then cloaking and jetting off when they finally turn around.
 
Kerbal Space Program:  Pushing towards docking some Sats and a lander probe to my Carabinier 1.8 Drone mothership and visiting the Mun.
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Post by: jg18 on January 02, 2013, 05:57:39 pm
Just spent the afternoon playing FTL. Fun, but man that game is hard. Haven't won yet. Maybe I need to work on my strategy.

Also recently started DX1. I'll have to try again to get the New Vision mod working (ran into problems earlier), but I don't really mind the year 2000 look.

Need to look over the GOG big sale again to see if there's anything else I want. Thinking about getting Stacking (http://www.gog.com/gamecard/stacking), for one. Reminds me that I still need to finish Grim Fandango...

EDIT: Forgot that I got Thirty Flights of Loving (http://store.steampowered.com/app/214700/) when it was on a Steam flash sale. Need to play through it another time or two.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dragon on January 02, 2013, 06:13:12 pm
I just managed to install and run TES: Dagerfall under DOSBOX. I love it, it's amazing such things were possible in 1996. Also, did you realize how lax the censorship was back then? :) It'd most likely end up with NR rating if it was made today.
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Post by: FireSpawn on January 02, 2013, 08:02:43 pm
I just managed to install and run TES: Dagerfall under DOSBOX. I love it, it's amazing such things were possible in 1996. Also, did you realize how lax the censorship was back then? :) It'd most likely end up with NR rating if it was made today.

For the few of us who have never played any of the elderscrolls series from before Oblivion, can you elaborate your point? I only need one more reason to pesuade me to muster up the energy to see if GOG.com sell them.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sushi on January 03, 2013, 02:46:57 pm
Got Dark Souls on sale a couple days after Christmas. Rocked The Depths last night, on to Blighttown next!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on January 03, 2013, 03:13:06 pm
Got Dark Souls on sale a couple days after Christmas. Rocked The Depths last night, on to Blighttown next!

Man, and after a couple of months I only JUST manage to ring the first bell.

It's official.

I suck.  :(
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dragon on January 03, 2013, 03:31:54 pm
For the few of us who have never played any of the elderscrolls series from before Oblivion, can you elaborate your point? I only need one more reason to pesuade me to muster up the energy to see if GOG.com sell them.
If you want one more reason to get them, Bethseda released both Arena and Daggerfall for free at their website. :) As for the censorship, remember that book in Oblivion (The Real Berenziah or something like that), in which there's, at one point, "This passage was censored by the order of the Temple"? Daggerfall has this passage uncensored and I'd say that the temple had a good reason to censor it. :) Another thing you won't see in later games are certain fairly humanoid monsters that don't seem to have invented clothing. Not that there's much to see in the resolution Daggerfall runs on, but it's pretty much rendered. Also, underwear in general was apparently invented between Daggerfall and Morrowind. :) Again, there's not that much to see in that resolution, but what you can see would give most likely be enough to give it NR these days.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sushi on January 03, 2013, 03:43:11 pm
Got Dark Souls on sale a couple days after Christmas. Rocked The Depths last night, on to Blighttown next!

Man, and after a couple of months I only JUST manage to ring the first bell.

It's official.

I suck.  :(

That, or I'm just ridiculously good.  :pimp:

(More likely, all the time I spent playing Mount & Blade has prepared me well for this style of combat).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on January 03, 2013, 07:32:46 pm
If you want one more reason to get them, Bethseda released both Arena and Daggerfall for free at their website. :)

SOLD! Now, could I get a link to them? It's just that I can't seem to find them on the website. (Never mind, Google just became my best friend.)

That, or I'm just ridiculously good.  :pimp:

(More likely, all the time I spent playing Mount & Blade has prepared me well for this style of combat).

No, trust me. I suck at Dark Souls. The longest I've not been a hollow is 10 minutes.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Davros on January 04, 2013, 12:02:14 am
Ive just started ds , whats the point of being a hollow ?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sushi on January 04, 2013, 01:03:20 am
Human form allows you to summon other players for coop... but it also allows you to be invaded. It's also required to kindle a bonfire, which makes it give you more flasks when you rest there. Other than that, no real difference that I can tell so far (maybe some of the NPC dialogue gets adjusted a bit?)

Also, I just got through Blighttown, without dying once. :) I guess I can't count that quite yet, though, since I still need to face the boss... I made it all the way to the fog wall for Quelaag, then decided to backtrack, refill my flasks, and call it a night.

Still, I'm feeling pretty cocky right now.  :D
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Post by: IronBeer on January 04, 2013, 01:12:54 am
Still, I'm feeling pretty cocky right now.  :D
Heheh. We'll see if that feeling survives Sen's Fortress. Then Anor Londo. Then eventually the Tomb of the Giants.... you get the idea. Tomb of the Giants is sure to make even the hardiest of men risk ruining their pants.

All told, dangerous thoughts for Dark Souls, and perhaps famous last words.

No, trust me. I suck at Dark Souls. The longest I've not been a hollow is 10 minutes.
BTW, being a Hollow isn't really a bad thing. In fact, for your first playthrough it may be preferable to dealing with an endless stream of Dickwraiths at inconvenient times in the most hostile areas. Also there's a difference between having humanity and being human.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sushi on January 04, 2013, 02:21:06 am
All told, dangerous thoughts for Dark Souls, and perhaps famous last words.

Almost certainly. :)
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Post by: Akalabeth Angel on January 04, 2013, 03:20:01 am
Trying to finish the painful Old World Blues DLC so I can get the hell out of the think tank and back to New Vegas
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on January 04, 2013, 04:09:44 am
Currently have games in progress on Waking Mars and Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War - Game of the Year Edition
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Col. Fishguts on January 04, 2013, 06:20:28 am
Lunar Flight http://www.shovsoft.com/lunarflight/  (also available on Steam)

A realistic flight sim with an Apollo-style lander, it's very pretty and a lot of fun.

(http://www.shovsoft.com/lunarflight/wp-content/gallery/beta/ss_02.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on January 04, 2013, 07:02:31 am
BTW, being a Hollow isn't really a bad thing. In fact, for your first playthrough it may be preferable to dealing with an endless stream of Dickwraiths at inconvenient times in the most hostile areas. Also there's a difference between having humanity and being human.

Well you do get a slight stat buff from being human. And getting invaded isn't an issue (I don't have a Gold account....yet), plus I can't usually stay alive long enough after getting humanity to reach a bonfire and kindle it. Then I die trying to get it back.
I think I might turn to the second hand copy of Dishonoured that I got for xmas from Dekker, and the used bonus content card he left in the box as he tried to pass it off as new.
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Post by: Davros on January 04, 2013, 07:15:40 am
What!!!
skulduggery from dekker :D
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Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on January 04, 2013, 07:29:39 am
Playing the **** out of Black Mesa, with a few DotA 2 games every now and then.
BM is incredible, definitively worth the wait. A bit difficult compared to the original Half-Life, but I don't mind the challenge, nor the more advanced AI.
Other than that, my DotA-fu is a bit rusty for now.
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Post by: Gloriano on January 04, 2013, 11:45:16 am
playing Dark soul's such a awesome game even trough i want throw my keyboard to wall at times but it's well worth it.
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Post by: deathfun on January 04, 2013, 04:59:55 pm
I was considering playing Fallout Tactics and naming people in my squad after HLP folk
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Post by: jg18 on January 04, 2013, 09:10:57 pm
Just finished To the Moon, following Scourge's enthusiastic endorsement (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=83115.msg1659793#msg1659793). Didn't quite bring me to tears, but it was really good nonetheless. A nice change of pace from most other games.
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Post by: FireSpawn on January 05, 2013, 01:38:37 pm
I take it all back. Dark Souls is a piece of piss, Daggerfall is the real challenge!
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Post by: Jeff Vader on January 05, 2013, 02:18:33 pm
Finished L.A. Noire. Now doing some Endless Space.
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Post by: Akalabeth Angel on January 06, 2013, 07:13:31 pm
I take it all back. Dark Souls is a piece of piss, Daggerfall is the real challenge!

From some youtube videos I watched, it would seem that it's important to have some sort of teleportation spell. The dungeons are all randomnly generated (pre-generated, not procedural), so apparently it's possible to have a dungeon from which you cannot escape. Though it's possible the player in question simply couldn't find the secret exit, but the player has been playing the game for years and years so I would assume they know what they're talking about.


The LP series in question (part of "JimPlaysGames"):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0NACVQ1pCA
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Post by: FireSpawn on January 06, 2013, 07:46:11 pm
You were right about the 'Real Barenziah'. Considering the most profane term I've heard in elderscrolls to date is "Milk Drinker", reading such a...'descriptive' text honestly caught me by surprise. Moreso because it was in my starting inventory.

It sort of tells a story regarding the decline in maturity of gamers over the years.

Also, finished Dishonoured tonight. Much fun was had.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on January 10, 2013, 11:13:39 pm
i thought i was a good musician.  and then i tried to play something with strings. :/

rocksmith arrived yesterday.  finally starting my journey into learning bass.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on January 10, 2013, 11:45:05 pm
rocksmith arrived yesterday.  finally starting my journey into learning bass.

Oooh, I've been thinking about getting that. Do let us know if it's actually effective. And if it teaches to actually read music notation.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on January 11, 2013, 12:33:11 am
Well, new Gundam Vs DLC, so back to playing that for a while.

Arios + GN Archer. So we now have all four Gundam Meisters playable. Arios itself is kind of meh, but a FANTASTIC harassment suit.

Other new suit is the Strike Noir. Now THIS one is badass. Very mobile, versatile, and can string together some amazing combos. I'll be using this one a lot.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on January 11, 2013, 12:39:37 am
rocksmith arrived yesterday.  finally starting my journey into learning bass.

Oooh, I've been thinking about getting that. Do let us know if it's actually effective. And if it teaches to actually read music notation.

reading music, no.  the notes work just like guitar hero/rock band, scrolling "noteway" color coded for the strings.  very similar to tabs.  reading music isn't hard at all though, and you should easily be able to teach yourself that part just by buying a music theory workbook from your local music store. 

i'd recommend demoing it if you can find a way to do so.  i have it on PC because i don't have a console and didn't want to buy one for pretty much just this.  i've noticed a little bit of input lag on the PC version.  hopefully i'll be able to work it out eventually, because you can imagine the problems this might cause.  but being as how the original development was for the consoles and the PC port was released a year later, i'd say there's reason to believe the console ones may be better optimized and less likely to lag. 
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Post by: Patriot on January 11, 2013, 09:49:37 am
I been playing Men of War with the Dynamic Campaign Generator mod, thinking of doing sort of a LP with people volunteering to drive a tank or artillery piece into battle.

Yes, i do play with mostly tanks, rarely any infantry.

If there's interest in a LP, i'll put up a topic and see if i can find Fraps again :)
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Post by: Mikes on January 11, 2013, 10:16:19 am
Recently finished: Spec Ops the Line (Thanks Battuta for the tip) ... one of the few retail games to have a story that compares to Transcend as far as mind bending goes. ;)
Also: Dishonored... just all around gameplay awesomeness from beginning to end.

Right now... I'm digging into the the last two episodes of Telltales The Walking Dead ... incredible little game.
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Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on January 13, 2013, 08:01:23 pm
Playing the **** out of Black Mesa, with a few DotA 2 games every now and then.
BM is incredible, definitively worth the wait. A bit difficult compared to the original Half-Life, but I don't mind the challenge, nor the more advanced AI.

I'm playing classic Half-Life right now (well, as much as I would like to play the original Sierra disc version, the only thing I have on hand is a copy with the HD Pack [you know, hi-res people, Glock replaced with Beretta, MP5 replaced with M4, yadda yadda yadda], came with Blue Shift and Opposing Force). I was a bit pissed with the "laser tripmine staircase deathtrap" in On a Rail being gone in Black Mesa, but I let it slide.

Ahh... reminds me of the day I was playing OpFor multiplayer with my friends during down time. (Now I just have to wait for the remakes of the Gearbox expansions, last I heard the two groups banded together a few months ago, and they post periodic progress.)

On a less serious note, I tried to play Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000, I apparently am too much of an idiot to get a Concorde off the ground (it was for a transatlantic flight training mission, London to New York).
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Post by: Venicius on January 15, 2013, 07:11:15 pm
I've been messing with System Shock 2...gave me nightmares when I watched my brother and his friend play it.  It's just as creepy now!
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Post by: headdie on January 16, 2013, 01:27:10 am
Now moved onto Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War - Winter Assault
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Post by: deathfun on January 16, 2013, 01:51:07 am
I've been playing Cave Story+
It's something of a trip really. A Metroid Castlevania hybrid if you will
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Post by: Jeff Vader on January 16, 2013, 02:27:09 am
Endless Space. And replaying AssCreed 2, now that I managed to buy an ex bocks controller.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on January 16, 2013, 01:54:49 pm
I've been playing Cave Story+
It's something of a trip really. A Metroid Castlevania hybrid if you will

Cave Story is :yes:
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on January 16, 2013, 03:30:06 pm
AssCreed 2

 :wtf:
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Post by: General Battuta on January 16, 2013, 03:48:21 pm
AssCreed 2

 :wtf:

AssCreed Bro is even better
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Post by: MP-Ryan on January 16, 2013, 04:33:43 pm
What have I been playing?  ME3 multiplayer, and finally finished the Omega DLC.

What is on my computer that I should be finishing?
-Blue Planet WiH 2
-Bastion
-Assassin's Creed Director's Cut
-Thief Gold... OK, I've started this finally.
-Thief 2
-Thief 3
-Kotor 2

Nevermind the games I gave up on (Dead Space, SW: The Force Unleashed, Red Faction).
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Post by: Pred the Penguin on January 16, 2013, 05:45:31 pm
AssCreed 2

 :wtf:

AssCreed Bro is even better
Been replaying AssCreed II in preparation to play AssCreed Bro. :D

Also been playing Starsector, awesome little game previously known as Starfarer. I never imagined that captaining a ship and controlling a fleet in 2D SPAAACE[i/] could be so addictive.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on January 17, 2013, 10:49:46 pm
I just finished Thomas Was Alone, and was very impressed with it. If you like platformers, atmospheric indie games, great stories, or any combination of the three, you should check it out.
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Post by: headdie on January 18, 2013, 01:07:40 am
I just finished Thomas Was Alone, and was very impressed with it. If you like platformers, atmospheric indie games, great stories, or any combination of the three, you should check it out.
I've been hearing good things about that one
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Post by: Mongoose on January 18, 2013, 01:59:15 am
Picking up Spiral Knights more regularly again, doing the usual TF2 and Minecraft derping, and trying to work through some of my copious Steam backlog.  The last completion was Shadowgrounds: Survivor, and I think up next is whichever episode of Sam & Max I left off on.

Oh, and there's F-Zero GX.  We don't talk about that.
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Post by: ssmit132 on January 18, 2013, 07:49:56 am
I've been playing a heck of a lot of Recettear lately, lovely little game that. :) I should really set aside some time for BP2 Tenebra.
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Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on January 18, 2013, 09:07:43 am
MapleStory :warp:
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Post by: deathfun on January 18, 2013, 02:32:03 pm
Picking up Spiral Knights more regularly again, doing the usual TF2 and Minecraft derping, and trying to work through some of my copious Steam backlog.  The last completion was Shadowgrounds: Survivor, and I think up next is whichever episode of Sam & Max I left off on.

Oh, and there's F-Zero GX.  We don't talk about that.

What's your Spiral Knights alias?
We've gotta get some danger mission runs going and ****
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Post by: Mongoose on January 18, 2013, 03:06:44 pm
Pdtopgun.  I'm nominally in the OCReMix guild, but it's essentially dead, so there's not much action through there. :p
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Post by: deathfun on January 18, 2013, 03:16:41 pm
Well consider yourself added
Personally, I don't do guilds. Most I've come across get too serious about it all
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Post by: Dark Hunter on January 18, 2013, 08:49:56 pm
Considering playing System Shock series, because apparently System Shock 2 is pure awesome.

However, I've also heard that System Shock 1 is kinda lackluster. Anyone with experience in this series want to weigh in?
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Post by: Suongadon on January 18, 2013, 09:53:30 pm
Definitely play System Shock 2.

The first one is pretty lackluster by comparison though, not to mention a lot more dated. The Shock was awesome when I was first guilted into playing it, but every time since its like 'oh, the sequel is so much betterer' and then I quit and go play that instead. (And then froth at the mouth about how modern gaming sucks, etc, etc)
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Post by: Dark Hunter on January 18, 2013, 11:41:20 pm
Hmm... would I be missing out on terribly much storywise if I skipped the first one?

I don't mind dated gameplay... hell, Descent and Marathon remain some of my favorites.
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Post by: Suongadon on January 19, 2013, 12:12:26 am
No, you'll just miss out on lots of quality SHODAN time.

...****. Now I want need to play it.  :lol:
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Post by: FireSpawn on January 19, 2013, 06:29:18 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/55/SHODAN_hires.jpg/250px-SHODAN_hires.jpg)

^Dekker's first game-crush^
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Post by: deathfun on January 19, 2013, 02:22:24 pm
Mine was Samus
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Post by: Venicius on January 19, 2013, 02:49:50 pm
PLAY THEM BOTH!!!  That's what I'm doing right now.  And I'm giving myself nightmares.
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Post by: Firstdragon34 on January 22, 2013, 11:55:38 pm
Mass Effect Trilogy. (At last!)

Planetside 2
Blacklight Retribution

and a little of Hawken
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on January 23, 2013, 12:24:10 am
finished far cry 2.  i guess it was worth the $2.50, but i doubt it'll ever get played again.  i guess i can play wih act 3 now.
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Post by: lostllama on January 23, 2013, 05:08:08 am
Finished what I think was my second play-through of Interstate '76, this time patched up to Gold Edition. Had to disable audio hardware playback acceleration to get it working, well, mostly working - it's still slightly crash prone and has some graphical glitches, and I couldn't get the resolution to increase to something sharper.

Spoiler:
I had no idea I could fly a helicopter in the final stage! I just clicked on it in the background of the "choose your vehicle" screen thinking "Yeah, right", and then I find myself in a UH-1 armed with a 7.62mm gun and Dr. Radar missiles. I couldn't handle it very well though. It felt a bit like controlling a helo in a Bohemia Interactive military sim, only more difficult. Targeting is also quite hard.

Still, the T.R.I.P, despite its shortness, has some fantastic voice acting, likeable characters, and the cutscenes are very well done despite their simplicity of detail and animation. I'd almost forgotten how much I liked the way this game is presented. Even the manual is presented in the style of a car manual, IIRC.

As much as I think that the idea of automobile combat is just plain ridiculous, I still think this game is rather good, and probably even more fun in multiplayer. Next I'll dig out the Nitro Riders expansion pack.

I never played Interstate '82; I heard it wasn't great. But now I'm interested in having a look at it, if I can find a demo and get it working.
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Post by: Suongadon on January 23, 2013, 10:30:58 am
Sacrifice. :D

I can't even think of something positive to say other than 'every-****ing-thing-about-it'
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Post by: Mikes on January 23, 2013, 11:58:21 am
I ll be playing Strike Suit Zero as soon as Steam lets me. /stares at unlock timer :)
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Post by: FireSpawn on January 23, 2013, 01:38:48 pm
Sacrifice. :D

I can't even think of something positive to say other than 'every-****ing-thing-about-it'

^This^  :yes:
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Post by: Akalabeth Angel on January 23, 2013, 02:59:50 pm
Just finished Fallout New Vegas. Then played through and finished Binary Domain (better than people say it is).

Now playing Borderlands 1 GOTY though not sure how much fun it is SP. Art style is cool anyway.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on January 23, 2013, 06:40:18 pm
Warframe.

Co-op MMO shooter where you're a cyborg space ninja.
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Post by: Apollo on January 25, 2013, 03:31:12 pm
A bunch of freeware stuff and cheap iOS games.
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Post by: deathfun on January 25, 2013, 04:35:59 pm
Back to playing Skyrim after a solid year of not playing it
Literally, when I saved the game, it was exactly one year since my last save
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Post by: FireSpawn on January 25, 2013, 06:53:03 pm
Playing Dwarf Fortress and some good ol' fashion XCOM, laughing all the while at the Floaters for being named after turds.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on January 28, 2013, 04:41:56 am
I just finished Metro 2033 which was very good. Lots of atmosphere (much of it poisonous), interesting enemies, real fear as you run out of ammo while facing really really strong monsters, great story, amazing graphics...

I also played a bit of Firefall Beta during the open weekend. It feels a little empty right now, but it's still beta so hopefully gets much better.

Also playing Company of Heroes when I get bored. And playing through Star Control 2 in HD. And I need to finish off Skyward Sword sometime. I have some difficulty finishing games.
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Post by: crizza on January 28, 2013, 07:47:41 am
Grinding World of Tanks and playing Shogun2 when bored...
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Post by: StarSlayer on January 28, 2013, 08:29:09 am
After a hiatus I dabbled in WarGame European Escalation again.
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Post by: jg18 on January 28, 2013, 01:59:25 pm
Just finished BP: AoA. Need to pick up Deus Ex again, currently at

Spoiler:
Hell's Kitchen to meet with Paul before he dies.

Also played another round of FTL yesterday. It was going well for a long time until I got blown up by I-don't-remember-what-anymore. :sigh:
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Post by: An4ximandros on January 28, 2013, 02:08:31 pm
You are not going to save him? You just have to stay in there with him.

I got sucked back into STO. I have to give the mappers credit, the new worlds look much better.
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Post by: jg18 on January 28, 2013, 04:02:24 pm
Spoiler:
You are not going to save him? You just have to stay in there with him.

Spoiler:
I haven't gone to his room yet. I thought I'd look around first, since I figured there might be goodies that'd be inaccessible once I go see him and move the plot forward.
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Post by: Suongadon on January 30, 2013, 11:46:09 am
Reading through the GoG wishlist (http://www.gog.com/wishlist/games). All of the memory of playing awesome games, none of the hassle of getting them to work.  And more than a few 'oh **** other people remember that game!' moments :yes:
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Post by: StarSlayer on January 31, 2013, 11:56:27 pm
WarGame: European Escalation

I just wrapped up Fulda Gap at the beginning of the Able Archer Campaign.  For the loss of a single M1 Abrams, a Dragoon ATGM team and a Cav Brad I managed to link up with the disparate NATO forces trapped behind enemy lines and pretty much wipe a goodly portion of the Pact forces off the map.

It was my first time playing US in WG:EE and I really liked the Brads.  The M3 recon variants worked really well screening my tanks and TOW sniping Pact vehicles.  They are probably a little pricey for multi but the three i had for this mission really carried the day.

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/920127547785313207/3CBFA1C141471E8DB0ED409AAF403E733E56EEFA/)
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Post by: General Battuta on February 01, 2013, 12:23:28 am
Brads are indeed overpriced (and suffer the curse of the generalist), but they're pretty sexy.
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Post by: StarSlayer on February 01, 2013, 09:00:09 am
Well it seems like ATGMs got a buff since the last time I played, I remember before they pretty much had the same range as a Reinmetall 120mm, now they clearly outdistance tank guns.  Twelve TOWs, good optics in an armored package seems like the Brad deserves some serious consideration for my decks. 
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Post by: Dark Hunter on February 01, 2013, 07:20:43 pm
Made an attempt at playing LoL again after a several month hiatus. And what's the first thing that happens in the game I'm in?

"You suck."
"Completely useless."

Granted, I wasn't playing my best since, y'know, several month hiatus, but even so... hell, we even won that game by a landslide.
Maybe it was because I was playing with a couple of friends who are much more advanced than I am, so I got placed in a more skilled game than I would normally. Perhaps if I played at my own level, things wouldn't be as bad.
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Post by: FireSpawn on February 01, 2013, 08:46:55 pm
Burnt a couple of hours with Dark Souls. here is a run down of how it played out:
Beat the Gaping Dragon.
Almost got to the bonfire in Blight Town.
Got killed.
Got within spiting distance of the bloodstain.
Got stun-locked by firebreathing dog-things.
Died a second time.
Lost the 285,050 souls and 3 Humanity that I had built up in those two hours.
Took a deep breath to stop from raging.
RAGE ANYWAY
Turned off xbox.
Cried a little.
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Post by: Mongoose on February 01, 2013, 08:49:19 pm
Made an attempt at playing LoL again after a several month hiatus. And what's the first thing that happens in the game I'm in?

"You suck."
"Completely useless."

Granted, I wasn't playing my best since, y'know, several month hiatus, but even so... hell, we even won that game by a landslide.
Maybe it was because I was playing with a couple of friends who are much more advanced than I am, so I got placed in a more skilled game than I would normally. Perhaps if I played at my own level, things wouldn't be as bad.

Man I just don't get the appeal of MOBA/whatever games to begin with, and that's even before you get to how vile their communities seem to be.  It's a weird thing.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 01, 2013, 10:02:54 pm
Well it seems like ATGMs got a buff since the last time I played, I remember before they pretty much had the same range as a Reinmetall 120mm, now they clearly outdistance tank guns.  Twelve TOWs, good optics in an armored package seems like the Brad deserves some serious consideration for my decks.

They fixed their horrible inaccuracy issues at some point as well, for which I'm glad.
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Post by: Akalabeth Angel on February 04, 2013, 04:42:42 am
Finally started playing Dark Souls,

Why don't games today have a fricken manual? Seriously? Would it kill to have half a page explaining what the character and weapon stats mean? This is basic **** man. Oblivon on 360 had the same problem, and if I bothered to look at Skyrim's manual when I try it again I might find it there too.

Games create a bunch of inventory icons, and then don't tell you what the icons are. And yeah, there's some help thing in Dark Souls but I'm pretty sure I had to choose my character class before that was even an option, so was looking at stats with no clear definition and a few hours later I still don't know what attunement does or what half the stuff I have in my inventory does.

For example I have some talisman. Says it prevents undead from healing. Like hell does, undead heal the **** out of themselves all day long 2 feet away from me. Or is the talisman, which is by nature an artifact and should be carried around indefinitely actually a one use item? Who knows, doesn't say.

Also I love how people have insisted through the ages that the game is fair, and then . . . my character gets attacked from the same direction by two opponents on a single-file stairwell. Because yeah, enemies attacking through other enemies is fair right?

But yes, how a company can make a 100 hour long RPG and not put basic information into a friggin little booklet is beyond me. Spend the extra 30 cents and give me a clue what the hell your game is about.
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Post by: FireSpawn on February 04, 2013, 09:12:40 am
*snip*

Yeah, the lack of a decent book drove me up the wall as well. And as for the Lloyd's Talisman, you have to actually Use it to prevent healing. Your character will throw it on the ground in front of them.

Also, who the hell told you the game was "fair"!? It's quite possible one of the most evil and insidious games to date.

Attunement/ Attunement Slots are the number of spell slots you can equip spells to (the number of them increases as you raise the stat) and what spells you have set to the slots. Spells are separated into three categories; Sorceries, Pyromancy and Miracles. Each one needs a particular weapon equipped to be used. Sorceries need a wand, pyromancies need a 'Flame' and miracles have talismans (different from the Lloyd's Talisman useable).

Most of the descriptions are self explanatory, and you will pick up everything fairly quickly.

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Post by: deathfun on February 04, 2013, 02:20:19 pm
I'm starting back at the very beginning of my PS3 collection and writing reviews for each of them for a friend's website
Rainbow Six Vegas looks so... so... brown and... jaggedy
And the font. The font makes me think I need glasses
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Post by: Akalabeth Angel on February 04, 2013, 02:58:42 pm
*snip*

Yeah, the lack of a decent book drove me up the wall as well. And as for the Lloyd's Talisman, you have to actually Use it to prevent healing. Your character will throw it on the ground in front of them.

Also, who the hell told you the game was "fair"!? It's quite possible one of the most evil and insidious games to date.

That's like the common defense on the escapist.com "The game is hard, but it's fair. If you die it's because you screwed up" la dee da. Heard it about 150 times.

So the Talisman is a 1 use item for 500 souls? what the heck. Lame. Maybe if I'm fighting the black knight or something.
Though, I suppose it doesn't make sense that I'm carrying it as a hollow and able to heal myself so . . whatever. After I finish being mad at the game I'll try it again.
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Post by: FireSpawn on February 04, 2013, 06:59:33 pm
After you progress a little more, souls will add up very quickly so it's not too big an impact on your wallet(?)* as long as you live long enough to get to a shop. It's also not really worth using them at the moment and save them for using on mimc chests, as it will open them without needing to fight them.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on February 04, 2013, 08:29:53 pm

Man I just don't get the appeal of MOBA/whatever games to begin with, and that's even before you get to how vile their communities seem to be.  It's a weird thing.

Well, the gameplay itself is pretty fun, and when you're with a team of Pretty Cool Guys it is an absolute blast.

You just have to slog through the occasional douchebags to get there, which, I won't lie, can get very tiresome.

My main problem is I don't know the metagame like the back of my hand, so I'll sometimes be doing something other than what my team expects me to be doing. Not usually a big deal if they're communicative, but when they just expect you to know **** like a pro who plays eight hours a day...
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Post by: Droid803 on February 05, 2013, 01:18:53 am
*snip*

Yeah, the lack of a decent book drove me up the wall as well. And as for the Lloyd's Talisman, you have to actually Use it to prevent healing. Your character will throw it on the ground in front of them.

Also, who the hell told you the game was "fair"!? It's quite possible one of the most evil and insidious games to date.

That's like the common defense on the escapist.com "The game is hard, but it's fair. If you die it's because you screwed up" la dee da. Heard it about 150 times.

So the Talisman is a 1 use item for 500 souls? what the heck. Lame. Maybe if I'm fighting the black knight or something.
Though, I suppose it doesn't make sense that I'm carrying it as a hollow and able to heal myself so . . whatever. After I finish being mad at the game I'll try it again.

That rage at Dark Souls makes me smile inside. Because I raged at it too, but in the end, the overcoming all of that is what makes it rewarding; wouldn't have it any other way.

And the game's combat system is fair, once you figure it out. You only die because you did something dumb like trying to get in too many swings, rolling in the wrong direction, messing up parry timings, forgetting to block, trying to heal in front of an enemy, trying to block instead of dodging a grapple (which can't be blocked), walking into traps, etc. If you're patient and careful you can literally just not take any damage whatsoever. The mobs are fairly predictable, pretty much tell you exactly what they're about to do, and can be coaxed into doing rather stupid things if you know what you're doing (mostly luring them into walking off cliffs).

The process of figuring it out, though, is pretty brutal. Downright evil at times, by intentionally omitting information (such as the talisman's use - it's written effect prevents enemies from drinking Estus Flasks, only useful in PvP when invading really, but the mimic-calming effect is what you really want to use it for most of the time). I find that part of the appeal - your character is literally learning how to fight better without being tied to arbitrary numbers/levels/stats/skills.

/me after playing 80 hours of Dark Souls the past two months.
Now? I guess I'll be playing TERA:Rising (F2P). I got SpardaSon21 playing too. (oh boy what have I gotten myself into...but those fluffy tails...)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Flak on February 05, 2013, 02:40:20 am
I am currently playing Skyrim and Jagged Alliance 2 with 1.13 patch and some mods on PC. I am also currently playing Tales of The Abyss on 3ds. I may go to my old collections if I get bored.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on February 05, 2013, 12:48:12 pm
For the record, my character in Tera is not a little girl with a fluffy tail. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Droid803 on February 05, 2013, 03:29:19 pm
For the record, my character in Tera is not a little girl with a fluffy tail. :P
Well, it should have been. I don't know what possessed you to go after half pants.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Turambar on February 05, 2013, 03:35:24 pm
SotS II, Orcs Must Die 2
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on February 05, 2013, 04:07:41 pm
For the record, my character in Tera is not a little girl with a fluffy tail. :P
Well, it should have been. I don't know what possessed you to go after half pants.

o_O

GTA IV for computer. It runs so smoothly! Using my PS3 controller to boot.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on February 05, 2013, 06:30:53 pm
For the record, my character in Tera is not a little girl with a fluffy tail. :P
Well, it should have been. I don't know what possessed you to go after half pants.
I'd rather have half pants on a demoness in the middle of my screen than a loli kitsune with an outfit and behavior that says "I'm an adorable little girl, please molest me." ;)

But anyways too late now to change characters since I'm already level 20.  I also do not want to do that eleven level starting area all over again so soon, at least not with someone to share my misery with.  If I had someone to complain to and with while doing all that stuff all over again I'd probably go for it *hint hint*. ;)

Also, help me little-girl Kenobi, you're my only hope against basilisks. :P

Deathfun, yeah, that was sort of my response too.  Now I just deal with it since half-pants appear to be the new video game fanservice legwear of choice.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on February 05, 2013, 06:31:53 pm
Moved on to Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. Wow it actually looks a lot better than II with neglible decrease in performance. O_O
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Rodo on February 05, 2013, 08:32:04 pm
Star Conflict, quite addictive must say.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on February 05, 2013, 08:50:47 pm
Star Conflict, quite addictive must say.

A quick look-up of it gives me the impression of EVE....Only it's fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Rodo on February 05, 2013, 09:03:10 pm
Never played EVE, in this one you just buy ships, equip them with what you want and start battle sessions with other players.
Can be capture the flag, kill the other team as far as I've been able to see.

On the first few hours it's kind of unfair, you're tossed in a hostile battleground where you don't stand a change against other more advanced players, but I must say that despite of that it's a really fun game, simple but fun nevertheless.

Oh and it seems it's P2W kind of game, downloaded the beta for free and I'm not sure if this is gonna be unlocked forever or just for a limited amount of time.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on February 05, 2013, 10:43:06 pm
I hate those style games
Play2Win is just distasteful to how games were meant to be played. Everyone on a fair ground, advantages only in skill and tactics... not by buying something with real money
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on February 06, 2013, 12:06:41 am
Been playing the hell out of SW:TOR. Got a friend into it too.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on February 06, 2013, 12:21:52 am
Been playing the hell out of SW:TOR. Got a friend into it too.

Word of advice: if you ever need to use their customer support service, instead make a new account. It's far cheaper and less sanity destroying.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Flak on February 06, 2013, 12:54:49 am
I hate those style games
Play2Win is just distasteful to how games were meant to be played. Everyone on a fair ground, advantages only in skill and tactics... not by buying something with real money
Agreed there, at least there are a few games that make more sense which I can show everyone that I can show everyone that my over 15 years of FPS experience can still pwn pay 2 win people.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Gray113 on February 06, 2013, 01:41:18 pm
Playing far too much crusader kings at the moment (4 hours yesterday) building a dynasty that is well placed to seize control of the kingdom when the current king drops dead. Don't know whether to get republic when it comes out or wait for the pagan expansion.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Akalabeth Angel on February 06, 2013, 03:05:02 pm
Took a break from Xbox and playing Minecraft again on the HLP server.
Working on my entirely too large base.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on February 07, 2013, 12:58:12 am
Created a Mihile in MapleStory. They've toned down the level grinding by so much ... 1st job advancement to 2nd job advancement is almost essentially a playable cutscene comprising many quests. I remember when it took weeks just to gain a few levels.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on February 07, 2013, 10:00:04 am
Had a fun WG:EE game last night.  I played my "Grande Armée" Deck and managed to win it despite my ally being a rook and getting demolished.  Smart use of infantry, ATGM carriers and Rollies really worked out.  The opponents spent their points on really expensive units and didn't micro them well at all.  I managed to destroy a few CPs, Leos, a Chally and a few Apaches with very cheap units.  One thing that did irritate me was when I sent a platoon of AMX-30B2s to take out a Chally and despite ordering the lot of them to focus fire on the Chally they decided to shoot at everything but the bloody Chally and get toasted instead.  I rolled up a Mephisto and burned down the Chally after that but still that was a waste of tanks.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on February 07, 2013, 10:02:01 am
What I love so much about WEE is that you win by playing smart, rather than executing a build order or an opening. Much as I love games like Brood War, they don't have much depth to the actual tactical play.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on February 07, 2013, 10:33:10 am
Don't roll up your grouped up mass of expensive tanks into my forest of Chassuers and and Milan F2s.  :nono:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on February 07, 2013, 08:49:16 pm
Ugh just wrapped up a game, my teammates stunk and bailed halfway through even though I had us ahead on points despite their shortcomings.  I was still ahead when the OpFor managed to sneak some infantry past my front lines and snipe my CV. 

I started beautifully to, took my motor rifle force across the river and seized one of the OpFor reinforcement points just ahead of their forces and wiped it off the map, then I decimated pretty much everything they had been sending to dislodge me even though I was on a shoestring budget.  If I had been playing a NATO deck I probably could have still pulled it off but my Pact Deck is still a bit weak.

Balls.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on February 20, 2013, 10:28:43 pm
Just had a game of W:EE pulled out a minor victory despite being on the back foot most of the game, my partner bailing and having a shoe string logistics budget to boot.  Actually even though they successfully grabbed much of the map, disrupted our plan and kept us on the defense we stayed ahead on points most of the game.  I do laugh one of my opponents decided to say I sucked after I crushed his or her last rush to win the game.  Logically if I sucked and you to lost me doesn't that indicate you reside in some level of failure beneath even sucking?


Also

Zhalos

BTR-70 Zhalos for the win

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQAyTisYY6UQdb9k0p8qHp3fTrz4q0ie0GOcwQMulsrUVhwZn84hQ)

You held the line and made em pay for every centimeter until I could roll in a  T-80U and 64s to seal the deal.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on February 21, 2013, 03:05:07 am
Been getting back into Guild Wars 2. It's surprisingly more fun if you play it properly and with friends.

(Also, MST3King your way through the personal story quests of each character is glorious entertainment)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on February 23, 2013, 09:58:30 pm
Got back into Deus Ex. Currently
Spoiler:
escaping from the Majestic facility. I helped Paul kill all the troops in the hotel and was confused as to how he ended up dead anyway. Then I found out from a walkthrough that for Paul to live, you have to escape out the front door of the 'Ton rather than sneak out the back.
Also, how about this thread gets stickied? It's effectively become the gaming equivalent of WHIYL.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on February 23, 2013, 11:17:47 pm
Apparently my random idea caught on. :p
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on February 23, 2013, 11:40:14 pm
I'm trying to find a way to locate, acquire, and play the old Heavy Gear games, because when I realized that the Heavy Gear Assault project is effectively a scam and their reveal trailer has exactly 8 seconds of content in a 45 second video (with even the Stompy Bot Productions logo animation at the end being 4 seconds longer than that, and most of the video being begging for money) I had a sudden collapsing realization about how everything Dream Pod 9 now touches has become clownshoes bull**** and I got extremely depressed.

There was a time they could do no wrong.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on February 24, 2013, 01:32:13 am
Army of Two
Was playing it with a friend not too long ago. Still a fun game by my standards, specially with a partner that ISN'T artificial
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: BlueFlames on February 24, 2013, 04:45:45 am
Civilization IV - Beyond the Sword

...just one more turn...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on February 25, 2013, 05:13:45 am
I once thought I'm a good player of strategic games, but turned out I'm kind of a "Def as long as possible and then steamroll them", which is not working in WG:EE.
I realy love the game, but I'm to dumb...
As for Orcs must Die...I cannot get past the guy with his dozens of dogs...is it possible to...skill the wrong things?

As of now, I'm into STO again, but some missions are buggy "CHeck three systems in blablub sector" I fly over, check a dozen of systems and nothing happens...great^^
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on February 25, 2013, 10:51:28 am
I once thought I'm a good player of strategic games, but turned out I'm kind of a "Def as long as possible and then steamroll them", which is not working in WG:EE.
I realy love the game, but I'm to dumb...

I think some of the primary takeaways I have are as follows:

Recon is paramount.  That column of APCs driving around the outside of the map to show up at your spawn?  Without Recon you won't stop it.  Even just a MUTT and a pair of TOW Jeeps can stall an enemy advance long enough for you to react.  Plus if you want to make an advance knowing what you are going to run into makes all the difference between a successful thrust and losing your force.

Armored CVs, you need them.  A Sultan, VAB or BRDM can stick it out if there is some arty and can book it when you need to give ground.  A mouse farts at a Jeep and it will blow up, plus it can't run away from molasses.  Funny enough I've seen people who really should know better still using Jeeps.

Don't send expensive **** into infantry occupied forests.  I had two Fuchs with Jagers in a forest with a logistics truck my opponent sent in three Hinds and two platoons of T-64s and the Jagers smoked the lot of them.  At knife fighting range in a forest a T-80U or M1A2 will lose to the cheapest infantry unit.

Get the most out of the cheapest stuff and husband the expensive equipment.  Sure the Havoc or Leo 2A4 has stats to die for but they need to kill quite a few things to make back their points.  In the meantime if it gets killed first then your in the hole a hundred plus points.  A TOW Jeep and Milan F2 squad costs peanuts if they kill a T80U and they've earned their cost three time over.

Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on February 25, 2013, 11:35:05 am
I'm getting back into EVE again, what with having joined an alliance with my small corporation and all.

Managed to get podded twice over the weekend trying to get to the home system, then decided to check my route's sovereignty BEFORE clicking on the nice jump button so i don't find out i'm in the wrong system too late xD

Turned a 20 jump journey into 55 after avoiding only 2 systems xD
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on February 25, 2013, 01:23:00 pm
I'm kind of between PC games right now. Playing Planetside 2 and MWO when I feel like it, but I have the urge for a good MMO or RPG. I don't feel like dropping the money for Guild Wars 2, Fable 3, or Skyrim atm though.

Also, Fire Emblem: Awakening
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on February 25, 2013, 07:55:47 pm
bioshock 2.  not a whole lot of change from 1.  i like the mele option (with guns, the drill sucks), but having both that and plasmids has made it such that i still haven't made a control scheme i'm comfortable with.  if using sights was actually all that important, i'd be in real trouble.

also, **** big sisters.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on February 25, 2013, 08:31:58 pm
Fatal Frame 1... again.

Never quite finished it because I got stuck on a hard boss. Welp, just passed that boss and only have the final one to go.

Then I can say I've beaten it and I'm never playing it again... the guy who programmed the controls was an idiot, makes the game a lot harder to play than it should be.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on February 25, 2013, 11:00:02 pm
metal gear rising revengeance (http://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/emot-ese.gif)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on February 26, 2013, 01:00:50 am
Playing Carmageddon II and Overkill (http://www.classicdosgames.com/game/Overkill.html). Again.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathspeed on February 26, 2013, 09:39:20 am
Finished FSport last night - I have owned Freespace since 1999 yet have never finished a campaign before!  Doing Operation Templar and Silent Threat: Reborn next, then on to the Freespace 2 main campaign and beyond.  I still play a lot of C&C3: Kane's Wrath skirmishes when I just want a quick fix.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on February 26, 2013, 03:58:45 pm
you  can skip operation templar.  it's about as good as retail silent threat.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on February 27, 2013, 04:57:24 am
Because of this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN25hbDMWUA&feature=player_embedded#! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN25hbDMWUA&feature=player_embedded#!), I'm think about buying ME3...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on February 27, 2013, 03:50:32 pm
Saints Row the Third from that Humble Bundle THQ put out before it closed. Damn what a silly game...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on February 27, 2013, 04:59:52 pm
Glorious silly !
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on February 27, 2013, 05:21:46 pm
  I am replaying Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. Noah ships are as inspiring as ever, I most make Cruiser/Destroyer.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on February 27, 2013, 05:35:23 pm
I'm totally addicted to STO again -.-
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on February 27, 2013, 08:46:09 pm
  I am replaying Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. Noah ships are as inspiring as ever, I most make Cruiser/Destroyer.

i should really try to finally figure out how to play that damn game.  it all went to hell when i had to start controlling multiple ships.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on February 27, 2013, 11:48:04 pm
  I am replaying Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. Noah ships are as inspiring as ever, I most make Cruiser/Destroyer.

i should really try to finally figure out how to play that damn game.  it all went to hell when i had to start controlling multiple ships.

Pause a lot
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Aardwolf on February 28, 2013, 12:02:10 am
I am playing Windows Solitaire (Win7 version) for some reason (possibly because I can't play "real" games due to my S and D keys popping out all the time). I can feel my brain atrophying...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on February 28, 2013, 12:07:20 am
metal gear rising revengeance (http://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/emot-ese.gif)

metal gear rising revengeance (http://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/emot-black101.gif)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on February 28, 2013, 01:08:23 am
Heard that game was unfortunately short
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: BritishShivans on February 28, 2013, 11:03:17 am
http://i.imgur.com/31Im4yM.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/31Im4yM.jpg)

This is what happens when I play too much Spore.  :wakka:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on February 28, 2013, 12:54:50 pm
  I am replaying Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. Noah ships are as inspiring as ever, I most make Cruiser/Destroyer.

i should really try to finally figure out how to play that damn game.  it all went to hell when i had to start controlling multiple ships.

Pause a lot

yeah.  i probably will when i do restart, but that makes it considerably less enjoyable to me.  and pacing was only one of the things i was failing at.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on February 28, 2013, 02:26:52 pm
http://i.imgur.com/31Im4yM.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/31Im4yM.jpg)

This is what happens when I play too much Spore.  :wakka:

You know, it's been ages since I've played that. I gotta install that on my new computer
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: BritishShivans on March 01, 2013, 03:43:54 am
If you can get the Steam version grab that, it doesn't have the stupid version of SecuROM that the disk version has
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on March 02, 2013, 12:07:55 am
Whilst I am waiting for a time agreed on for people to play NetMech (for MechWarrior 2) on another site, I decided to play the Mech2 expansion pack Ghost Bear's Legacy, but in a Nova of all things (doesn't have torso twist, so at least I'm doing something at least as challenging as a Firemoth).

Well, that, and the original Modern Warfare. Shame, I actually believed that installment was good of all things.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 02, 2013, 02:04:23 am
Whilst I am waiting for a time agreed on for people to play NetMech (for MechWarrior 2) on another site, I decided to play the Mech2 expansion pack Ghost Bear's Legacy, but in a Nova of all things (doesn't have torso twist, so at least I'm doing something at least as challenging as a Firemoth).

Well, that, and the original Modern Warfare. Shame, I actually believed that installment was good of all things.

I take it that belief is no longer truth? Will you write that down and sign it please? I require it to make people get off my ass about it
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on March 02, 2013, 09:19:16 am
Continuing Deus Ex. Currently
Spoiler:
in the Brooklyn Naval Shipyards. Haven't gotten onto the ship yet.

EDIT:
Spoiler:
If the blade of the Dragon's Tooth Sword is formed only when the sword is in your hand, why does it take up as many inventory slots as a regular sword? :wtf:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on March 02, 2013, 09:14:29 pm
i finally beat the gauntlet and unlocked the tie advanced in rouge squadron II. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sarafan on March 03, 2013, 11:23:34 am
Whilst I am waiting for a time agreed on for people to play NetMech (for MechWarrior 2) on another site, I decided to play the Mech2 expansion pack Ghost Bear's Legacy, but in a Nova of all things (doesn't have torso twist, so at least I'm doing something at least as challenging as a Firemoth).

Well, that, and the original Modern Warfare. Shame, I actually believed that installment was good of all things.

Are you running MW2 on a modern pc? If so, how did you manage to run it? I have mechwarrior 2 right here but never managed to play it.

As for what I'm playing, its Ace Combat Zero, trying to shoot down all the 100 something aces.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Thaeris on March 03, 2013, 11:59:02 am
I just got Hornet 2.0 to run again... it fills me with rediculous nerd nostalgia. That said, if anyone runs Basilisk II and wants to see if they can get netplay to work... I'd love to get a few sorties in over the desert. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 03, 2013, 12:47:00 pm
PlanetSide 2, mostly.  I've got an NC on Waterson that's part of an outfit.  He used to be on Jaeger, but then the server merge happened so now my Waterson TR won't see much use.

Still trying to get people to at least respond to my HLP Outfit thread...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on March 03, 2013, 06:57:06 pm
completed bioshock 2.  not sure what i'll move onto now.  maybe planetside or borderlands 2.  other possibility is the X series that i bought more than a year ago and haven't even installed yet.  or STALKER COP.  oh, decisions.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on March 03, 2013, 07:35:05 pm
Whilst I am waiting for a time agreed on for people to play NetMech (for MechWarrior 2) on another site, I decided to play the Mech2 expansion pack Ghost Bear's Legacy, but in a Nova of all things (doesn't have torso twist, so at least I'm doing something at least as challenging as a Firemoth).


Are you running MW2 on a modern pc? If so, how did you manage to run it? I have mechwarrior 2 right here but never managed to play it.


Not to be a blatant advertiser, but start here first and determine your best option. (http://www.mech2.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=806) For Solution 6, if you have a disc that has the DOS version, almost anything made past the Pentium 4 days will run Mech2 on DOSBOX at 640x480.

Well, that, and the original Modern Warfare. Shame, I actually believed that installment was good of all things.

I take it that belief is no longer truth? Will you write that down and sign it please? I require it to make people get off my ass about it

*signed* I believe it's good (well, the story mode at any rate) compared to the other two.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on March 04, 2013, 12:02:05 am
Started in on Retrovirus.  Man it feels good to be buzzing about in 6DOF again.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Wobble73 on March 04, 2013, 06:59:27 am
Mt wife just bought me Crysis 3 for the PS3 for my fortieth birthday!   :D :yes:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scooby_Doo on March 09, 2013, 12:05:03 am
LOL if anyone says Simcity 5   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on March 09, 2013, 02:13:54 pm
trying to play some crysis 2 multi for a bit again.  unfortunately all that remain are hackers and unbelievable morons.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 09, 2013, 02:24:11 pm
Trying to finish Call of Pripyat. Maybe then I can get into the Thief series.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 09, 2013, 03:23:02 pm
Mucking about with Twitch and XSplit because I'm bored
And a whole lot of N64

EDIT: HA!
http://www.twitch.tv/deathfun/b/375836741
Still working out kinks such as bitrate, but it's working! Shame the quality won't get much better than that. Go go magic ****ty internet!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on March 09, 2013, 05:12:03 pm
Trying to finish Call of Pripyat. Maybe then I can get into the Thief series.

i think i'm gonna make that my next game.  i really enjoyed the previous two, once appropriate bug fixing and head bobble removing mods were applied.  are you aware of any such must-haves for CoP before i start?  (not complete)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on March 10, 2013, 05:04:58 am
Decided to try Rift; just Rift Lite for now (free-to-play "trial" version). I've never played an MMO before, so it's taken some getting used to. It's been interesting, though.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 10, 2013, 06:48:17 am
Trying to finish Call of Pripyat. Maybe then I can get into the Thief series.

i think i'm gonna make that my next game.  i really enjoyed the previous two, once appropriate bug fixing and head bobble removing mods were applied.  are you aware of any such must-haves for CoP before i start?  (not complete)
No, just using Complete. I do wish there was something that could optimize the **** out of the game. I mean come on. The slowdowns do not follow any logical pattern.

Other than that, I have a strong love/hate thing going on with the game. On one hand, I love how they carefully craft the oppressive, scary atmosphere and really make you feel like you're walking around a weirdass, hostile Pripyat. On the other hand, I hate that kind of atmosphere (I'm not fond of scary stuff).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on March 10, 2013, 03:49:58 pm
i used complete on SoC, but honestly wasn't terribly fond of it.  certainly not to the degree of praise it gets.  it took too many liberties.  they made DRASTIC art changes, and not always good ones.  the game became unplayable at night.  i pretty much only used it for the bug fixes, which i couldn't/didn't want to figure out how to get alone.  some of the upgraded sounds were nice too though.  i played CS vanilla with a few minor bugfix mods i could find.  and honestly, i didn't miss the art.  it looked quite good on its own.

add to that, the brief searching i did suggested complete for CoP is a broken mess.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 11, 2013, 05:58:19 am
Oh. I just installed Complete because there was so much talk about the SoC version of it and I just assumed that it'll be as great for CoP too. Oh well, just finished and uninstalled the game. Maybe I'll try it without Complete (and maybe with something else) in future.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Rodo on March 11, 2013, 04:28:22 pm
TERA and Star Conflict.

Got myself attached to mmo's finally...now that they are free :P
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on March 11, 2013, 07:58:56 pm
I've been purposely staying far away from LOTR Online, because I know for a fact I could become horrifically sucked into that.  Hell, I originally played Spiral Knights just for a TF2 hat, and now I have who knows how many hours there.  And that's a game with a built-in daily limiter! :p
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 12, 2013, 04:30:21 am
I've been purposely staying far away from LOTR Online, because I know for a fact I could become horrifically sucked into that.  Hell, I originally played Spiral Knights just for a TF2 hat, and now I have who knows how many hours there.  And that's a game with a built-in daily limiter! :p

Yeah, same here. Only Spiral Knights wasn't for the hat, it was for the winter bonanza they had in 2011. Got myself a free copy of Half Life from it!
Been streaming this stuff for no apparent reason either. Gotta reduce the bit rate though on OBS. Lag less perhaps

http://www.twitch.tv/deathfun/b/376797804
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 12, 2013, 07:17:39 am
Oh boy, got my Heart of the swarm today, but hell, I can't remember my battlenet password and the name combo I used...this will be an interesting day :banghead:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 12, 2013, 12:47:27 pm
I spent roughly 4 hours last night in FFXI just crafting. I'm trying to use up all the materials I've collected through my campaign, sell everything that's not bolted down for gil, and distribute it to my linkshell. THEN I can finally retire.

Sure, I could just sell everything to the NPCs, but I'd get a lot less for it. And if something's worth doing, it's worth doing right.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kobrar44 on March 14, 2013, 09:48:43 am
Currently Homeworld: Cataclysm. It has some of the best music and atmosphere I ever encountered in any game, but story, while not horrible, could be a bit better at times. The end of the campaign just feels underdeveloped.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 16, 2013, 04:50:31 pm
Finished up the main story line of Saints Row the Third. I honestly didn't think I'd enjoy playing this game, I got in the THQ bundle, but I have to admit I'm having an a lot of fun with it. It has completely changed my mind about the idea of abandoning caution to the wind. It's so ridiculous that I can't help having fun. It also helps that the gameplay is pretty solid IMO.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Enzo03 on March 16, 2013, 05:21:53 pm
Octodad.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 20, 2013, 08:06:57 am
Civilization V
I just spent five days (not straight) on a single session of it. I'm quite impressed just how much time I put into just one session
Let's go again shall we! This time, perhaps less nuking and more peace
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 20, 2013, 09:36:07 pm
But nuking is fun! Despite the fact I've only dropped one twice for whatever reason.

I'm currently attempting to run that old Star Wars: Rebellion game because I have a mad desire to play something like it and it's better...ish, than Empire at War. It's not going well.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 21, 2013, 12:07:04 am
Quote
But nuking is fun! Despite the fact I've only dropped one twice for whatever reason.

It's annoying though as the workers don't automatically clean up the ensuing Fallout. Honestly, that's what really bugs me
I don't want you to build improvements WHEN THEY AREN'T GOING TO BE USEFUL
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 21, 2013, 01:40:35 am
Just Cause 2.

... just 'cause.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Flak on March 21, 2013, 02:52:31 am
Fire Emblem Awakening for now
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Suongadon on March 23, 2013, 03:24:33 pm
I just played The Void (http://www.tension-game.com/index_en.php). Starting around midnight, ending around twenty minutes ago. I don't even what the dsafgajlkhg;dfgoijdsgasetlksdtearsgdfsdgaklds

But I think it was good.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 23, 2013, 03:27:29 pm
Planescape: Torment, because people talked about it on IRC and I remembered how awesome it is.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on March 23, 2013, 04:19:44 pm
DoomRL (http://doom.chaosforge.org/)

Top down Roguelike based on doom, using sprites rather than ascii (thank you sanity) all with doom music and SF :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 23, 2013, 07:59:21 pm
Moved on to Assassin's Creed Revelations.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on March 23, 2013, 08:29:19 pm
Finished up the new Tomb Raider. To me it seemed to be far too easy for anyone with shooter experience. It mixed it up nicely with puzzles and stealthy bits though, which I quite enjoyed. Once I started caring about the story it got a lot better. Wasn't mindblowing, but it was definitely decent.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on March 23, 2013, 10:38:05 pm
Back to Deus Ex. Currently
Spoiler:
just arrived in Paris.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on March 23, 2013, 11:18:18 pm
DoomRL (http://doom.chaosforge.org/)

Top down Roguelike based on doom, using sprites rather than ascii (thank you sanity) all with doom music and SF :D
Those screenshots look hilarious. :lol:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 23, 2013, 11:38:10 pm
Mechwarrior Online pretty much rolling a trio of HBK-4 variants.

Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on March 24, 2013, 02:40:33 pm
AudioSurf. I'm getting a bit frustrated trying to beat my own damned Casual record for Xepher by Tatsh (it's really pissing me off to the point where I would end up getting a nightmare of that song manifesting itself as a vinyl disc or an audio cassette*).

Spoiler:
* Yes, it was my jam. Then it stopped when it got a bit into my head and when I remembered beating someone in DDR with that song.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on March 25, 2013, 05:43:36 pm
AudioSurf. I'm getting a bit frustrated trying to beat my own damned Casual record for Xepher by Tatsh

I'm listening to that now, and imagining it as an AudioSurf track, and it's giving me a small bit of epilepsy. But I still really want to load it up in Beat Hazard and have at it.
(song! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS7StcykQF4))
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 25, 2013, 05:53:49 pm
Got a few games lined up
Bastion, XCOM and The Cave
Although the mention of audiosurf makes me want to get in on that...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on March 25, 2013, 08:11:32 pm
 Replaying Crysis 1, this time with MAXIMUM GRAPHICS.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Aardwolf on March 26, 2013, 12:47:18 am
Everyone on Youtube is playing SimCity. Well I'm one step ahead of them... I'm playing SimCity 2000.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 26, 2013, 07:47:31 am
I can't believe how much time I used to put into SimCity, building these massive cities, and then destroying them with disasters. :drevil:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on March 26, 2013, 11:08:18 am
playing War Thunder, much better than World o Warplanes AND they're going to be direct competition to said game and World of Tanks and World of Warships.

Currently in Open Beta at www.warthunder.com
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scooby_Doo on March 26, 2013, 02:46:10 pm
Everyone on Youtube is playing SimCity. Well I'm one step ahead of them... I'm playing SimCity 2000.
Now where is my Simcity 3000 disc?  :p
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on March 26, 2013, 06:47:55 pm
Would people recommend the SC series for someone who's never been very good at RTSs? I've been thinking of trying it out.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scooby_Doo on March 26, 2013, 07:11:24 pm
Would people recommend the SC series for someone who's never been very good at RTSs? I've been thinking of trying it out.
Go for one of the earlier versions (2000,3000, 4) instead. Far less buggy at this point in time.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on March 26, 2013, 07:18:10 pm
Would people recommend the SC series for someone who's never been very good at RTSs? I've been thinking of trying it out.
Go for one of the earlier versions (2000,3000, 4) instead. Far less buggy at this point in time.
Wait...did he mean Sim City, or StarCraft?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 26, 2013, 07:18:48 pm
Would people recommend the SC series for someone who's never been very good at RTSs? I've been thinking of trying it out.

It's not really an RTS in the same sense as most other RTSs
So yes

(I'm presuming Sim City as that's what we're talking about)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on March 26, 2013, 07:37:15 pm
Oops, my bad, I should have clarified: by SC I meant StarCraft, not SimCity. :P
Sorry!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 26, 2013, 08:16:22 pm
Oops, my bad, I should have clarified: by SC I meant StarCraft, not SimCity. :P
Sorry!

Now are we talking SCI and BW, or SCII WoL and HoTS?

Either way, they're not dissimilar. Custom matches such as turret defenses can be fun for you if you decide not to take part in the matches most go for. I'd say yes, go for it. Campaign is fun, and all the custom map setting stuff will keep you busy otherwise
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on March 26, 2013, 08:44:29 pm
Well I was going to start with SCI and then move on to II so I can get into the story properly, as I'm expecting that (as with most games) to be what keeps me playing. And yes, I know about the shenanigans with the later parts of the story. I don't mind, I'm going to try it out anyway.

But yeah, thanks for the recommendation; I'll look at picking up SCI sometime soon.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Thaeris on March 26, 2013, 09:04:04 pm
One could always download Tiberian Sun. I have yet to finish playing that one, actually, but in all honesty I think it's an easier game to play. Starcraft and Warcraft were always high-stress games where failure to do something at just the right second could lead to horrible death. C&C moves at a much more reasonable pace in my opinion.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scooby_Doo on March 26, 2013, 10:13:04 pm
One could always download Tiberian Sun. I have yet to finish playing that one, actually, but in all honesty I think it's an easier game to play. Starcraft and Warcraft were always high-stress games where failure to do something at just the right second could lead to horrible death. C&C moves at a much more reasonable pace in my opinion.

Stay away from Company of Heroes... that game is horrible when it comes to that   :ick:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on March 26, 2013, 11:12:25 pm
One could always download Tiberian Sun. I have yet to finish playing that one, actually, but in all honesty I think it's an easier game to play. Starcraft and Warcraft were always high-stress games where failure to do something at just the right second could lead to horrible death. C&C moves at a much more reasonable pace in my opinion.

Oh boy are you wrong. C&C was rife with blink-and-you-lose tactics.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on March 26, 2013, 11:18:22 pm
Age of Empires II (or its Star Wars reskin, Galactic Battlegrounds) seemed to provide a nice entry into the genre for me back in the day.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on March 26, 2013, 11:39:08 pm
Probably the friendlist RTS' to newcomers would be Command and Conquer Gold, Red Alert, Warcraft II.  All three have customizeable difficulty settings.

Homeworld and 2, C&C2/3/RA2, Company of Heroes, Starcraft, and a variety of the other big RTS games are really not friendly to people new to the genre.  Especially Starcraft.  The lack of a difficulty modifier in that game is brutal if you don't catch on quickly.

I learned how to effectively play RTS games by playing the absolute crap out of Warcraft 2 and Red Alert.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 27, 2013, 12:30:41 am
MWO

Had a great series of games tonight and closed out the basic tree for my HBK-4SP.  After the last configuration round I went with it is proving a truly nasty machine.  Next up is grinding out the XP for the HBK-4G(F), it has a brand new load out I'm stoked to try and once it's vetted I can start the elite tree for my trio of Hunchies.  After that I'll take a look at what I want to play with next.  Possibly the Centurions, but if the Highlanders are out I might opt to try the assault chassis.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 27, 2013, 01:09:56 am
One could always download Tiberian Sun. I have yet to finish playing that one, actually, but in all honesty I think it's an easier game to play. Starcraft and Warcraft were always high-stress games where failure to do something at just the right second could lead to horrible death. C&C moves at a much more reasonable pace in my opinion.

Stay away from Company of Heroes... that game is horrible when it comes to that   :ick:
Even though it could be frustrating at times, I had fun. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Rhymes on March 27, 2013, 01:24:11 am
Just finished Bioshock Infinite.

Great game, good writing, very pretty.

Spoiler:
But what the **** is with that ending, Irrational?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 27, 2013, 01:58:23 am
Just finished Bioshock Infinite.

Great game, good writing, very pretty.

Spoiler:
But what the **** is with that ending, Irrational?

That didn't take you long
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Rhymes on March 27, 2013, 10:10:19 am
Sorta blazed through it--still took me 12 hours or so, but school's on break, so I had time.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Thaeris on March 27, 2013, 12:29:10 pm
One could always download Tiberian Sun. I have yet to finish playing that one, actually, but in all honesty I think it's an easier game to play. Starcraft and Warcraft were always high-stress games where failure to do something at just the right second could lead to horrible death. C&C moves at a much more reasonable pace in my opinion.

Oh boy are you wrong. C&C was rife with blink-and-you-lose tactics.

Hmmm. I think that's an over-extension of my statement. When I think of SC, I think of having to micromanage every single aspect (especially when playing as Terrans). My views are also skewed from playing comp-stomp missions via multi-player BroodWar, in which anything less than fever-pitched timing would lead to great disaster.

In retrospect, I found that C&C didn't require as much micromanagement and felt much better pace-wise than the Blizzard games.

But then, I've not bothered to play either of those for a while now.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on March 27, 2013, 03:23:11 pm
I've only played through tiberean sun once, and that was a good while ago, but my impressions on C&C in general are that it's usually a fairly relaxed pace that allows the player to use his preferred general tactic and complete the mission in his own time, but there is often a critical segment (most commonly at the beginning but not always) that can get you steamrolled if you're not prepared for it or react quickly and precisely.


as for myself, i just finished STALKER Call of Pripyat.  once again i find myself disagreeing with what seems to be the general consensus of the gaming community.  i thought that this was the weakest of the series.  it was enjoyable, sure, and the game mechanics were ironed out pretty well, but there just wasn't much there.  the story was the least interesting of all of them.  it felt more like a cluster of side missions that were kinda shoehorned into a main plot.  only three areas with not a whole lot of interesting in them, especially pripyat.  i thought this is where the game would finally take off and get out of what felt like the intro/gather equipment phase and actually develop the plot, discovery, and throw in an actual well-defined adversary.  but when i got there it was just a few more "side mission" plot missions, some hints at major reveals that were never explored, and..... wait, we're leaving?  that's the ending?  :wtf:

 according to steam i put 58 hours into it, but i don't think i believe that.  i must have spent WAY more time trolling around for artifacts than i realized.  or chasing down phantom leads that seemed to indicate there was much to be explored/discovered but ended up going nowhere.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on March 28, 2013, 04:22:54 am
Finished Deus Ex. Good times.

Spoiler:
Naturally, I had to try all three endings.

I really should've shut down the UCs on the ground floor rather than let the floor be run over with greasels and mega-karkians, but well I guess it made things more interesting. EDIT: Certainly made Speed Enhancement that much more useful! ;)

Overall, the AI wasn't quite as smart as I'd hoped. For example, coming across the bodies of their dead comrades didn't seem to make them the least bit suspicious that something might be amiss. Compare with, say, Thief, where you actually do have to hide your victims' bodies, should you stoop so low as to use force. Reminds me that I need to finish playing Thief.

Next up: probably BioShock Infinite, when I get around to it. Strange that no one's started a thread on it yet.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 28, 2013, 08:04:52 am
I actually started BioShock Infinite last night.  I haven't really gotten into the meat of it but so far the environment and art has been top notch.  I do need to fiddle with my mouse settings though, its so sensitive my view point moves around like I'm having fits.  In addition I'm still chipping away at leveling my HBK-4G(F).

Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on March 28, 2013, 08:19:12 am
Also playing Bioshock Infinite. I have seldom seen a game that is as good as that one at building a consistent and engaging world.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Pred the Penguin on March 28, 2013, 08:36:30 am
Next up: probably BioShock Infinite, when I get around to it. Strange that no one's started a thread on it yet.
Everyone is posting here nowadays.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on March 28, 2013, 10:16:47 am
Next up: probably BioShock Infinite, when I get around to it. Strange that no one's started a thread on it yet.
Everyone is posting here nowadays.
There are tons of recent threads in Gaming Discussion about individual games.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 29, 2013, 12:21:44 am
Well, I finally obtained a copy of Bioshock Infinite... but now I don't have a system to play it on. By the weekend I'll be able to play it.

In the meantime: Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon. Yep, sequel to Luigi's Mansion. On the 3DS. Should be fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on March 29, 2013, 12:47:34 am
I've been thinking about getting a 3ds, but I'm very frugal and having a hard time convincing myself to buy one for all of about 2 games (make that three now) that I know I'd want for it.

I need ya'lls help deciding what to play now.  Untouched from my steam library:
ARMA II (not completely untouched, I just ragequit after about 5 minutes because of how horrendous a first impression it made)
Borderlands 2
FEAR 3
Fallout: New Vegas
 - oh yeah, I have the original fallout from the free GOG offer.  I didn't make it very far.  It's not really quite my cup of tea to begin with, and I also didn't know any better and started with the default character.
Nexus (another essentially ragequit)
SW:KOTOR
the X series

I also installed planetside 2, but have yet to actually play it.  When I tried to right after installing, the servers were down or my account hadn't activated or something and I couldn't log in.

Or I suppose I could go through the ever growing list of FSO campaigns I haven't played yet.  I've also been kinda thinking about seeing if there's any top quality mods for Crysis (one).  I've never really ventured into the modding scene outside of here other than the occasional user-made stability patches or texture upgrades for older games.  I'm kinda curious.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 29, 2013, 01:24:09 am
Sidenote about Bioshock Infinite... I apparently knew of a plot twist without having to play the game, more than a year before it's release
Ruined it for a few people unintentionally... thought it common knowledge

Spoiler:
We were talking about the game when I asked "Isn't he supposed to be the father or something?" as a while back, I recall an instance where the reason the character was there was because he was looking for his daughter. I naturally assumed that the Elizabeth character, was the daughter he was looking for. They got all up in arms against me as they didn't know. I forgot the precise instance I heard about this, but it was well over a year ago
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 29, 2013, 09:41:22 pm
MWO
Double XP weekend, time to lvl up my HBK-4s.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 30, 2013, 10:49:20 am
MWO because I need to learn my Commando all over again.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 30, 2013, 11:15:19 am
There's a Skype group set up for MWO chat with Esarai, Aesaar, Hades, and I.  Either of you interested in playing with us?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 30, 2013, 11:27:18 am
Maybe. Hades knows my skype name if you want me.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Gray113 on March 30, 2013, 03:05:07 pm
All this talk of MWO has led me to dig out my old copy of MC2 and download a load of old mods. Right now playing Rebirth of white company and getting my ass kicked by Steiner  :sigh: good times
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on March 30, 2013, 03:12:58 pm
All this talk of MWO has led me to dig out my old copy of MC2 and download a load of old mods. Right now playing Rebirth of white company and getting my ass kicked by Steiner  :sigh: good times

Why not check out the Omnitech project right here on HLP?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Gray113 on March 30, 2013, 03:26:15 pm
I have had a glance and when I have more time (I'm swamped with coursework at the moment and just looking for quick few mins of blowing **** up) I will be giving them a go. Its the same reason I haven't started MWO yet either though once I have the time I will probably get right in to it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on March 30, 2013, 04:00:20 pm
Had some kickass games of MWO with Esarai, Aesaar, and NGTM-1R.  Our final match before I quit for lunch had the party of Esarai, Aesaar, and I taking the top three slots on the scoreboard at the end.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on March 30, 2013, 04:15:09 pm
 Finished Crysis & Crysis Warhead. Goddamn, I forgot how much better these were when compared to Crysis 2. I've considered installing Wars and checking online but from what I heard Power Struggle is a hollow shadow of it's former self nowadays.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 31, 2013, 11:00:48 pm
MWO managed to elite my barbershop quartet of HBK-4s.

(http://mwowiki.org/images/thumb/6/67/HBK-4G.png/160px-HBK-4G.png)(http://mwowiki.org/images/thumb/0/0a/HBK-4H.png/160px-HBK-4H.png)(http://mwowiki.org/images/thumb/7/7b/HBK-4P.png/160px-HBK-4P.png)(http://mwowiki.org/images/thumb/c/c5/HBK-4SP.png/160px-HBK-4SP.png)
Put together and vetted a new HBK-4H just today.  AC-20 backed by 5 SLas and a Standard 260 engine, with the speed tweak it makes 92.7 kph.  AC-20 at 92.7kph is a hoot.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on April 07, 2013, 07:49:54 pm
Just finished Saint's Row The Third and MechWarrior 3. Man, that was intense. Trying to do Pirate's Moon (the MW3 expansion), that is presenting a bit of a problem.

Yaargh, those punks and their AC 20s...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on April 07, 2013, 08:14:07 pm
Just finished Saint's Row The Third and MechWarrior 3. Man, that was intense. Trying to do Pirate's Moon (the MW3 expansion), that is presenting a bit of a problem.

Yaargh, those punks and their AC 20s...

You made MW3 work on Win7?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: LHN91 on April 08, 2013, 01:03:21 pm
I actually had fewer issues playing Mech3 on Windows 7 than on XP. The trick is to use an nVidia or Intel graphics chip, as they seem best equipped to handle the steaming pile of compatibility issues that is DirectX 6.1.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 08, 2013, 03:44:18 pm
Mechwarrior Online for me as well.

Since I just started and am reluctant to pay real money right now, the only 'Mech I actually own is a Spider-5D.

2 Med. Lasers (1 in the arm and 1 in the torso) and a Guardian ECM. Works excellently for a harassment/scout role.


The other day one of my matches had half our team in Light mechs vs an entire team of Heavies and Assaults. Enemy team was pretty confident that with that much firepower on their side, they couldn't lose (though they were smart enough to devote a mech or two to base guarding duty to prevent capture).

Result: win by annihilation of enemy team. Only mechs left standing were the Lights.

Lesson learned: do not underestimate Light mechs, especially with ECM. They can run circles around Assaults (like Char of Gundam fame said: "It doesn't matter how powerful you are if you can't hit me") and flank the bejeesus out of Heavies.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on April 08, 2013, 05:27:38 pm
Why the hell would you use a Spider and not the Raven? :wtf:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 08, 2013, 05:43:31 pm
Because I like the Spider.

Seriously, though, mainly speed. True that the Raven is a bit heavier and has more hardpoints, but it's also 30-50 kph slower (depending on variant).

Also Ravens are ugly.  :P
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Post by: headdie on April 08, 2013, 05:48:57 pm
random D&D based games thanks to a recent GoG sale
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Post by: Mongoose on April 08, 2013, 06:04:22 pm
Just pre-ordered Poker Night 2, so I should be working on that before too long.
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Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on April 08, 2013, 08:14:38 pm
You made MW3 work on Win7?

I ran it on an XP box (my craptop had serious GFX issues, hardware mode had trash, software mode had inconsistent high-speed problems as in I would pause for a second then move a large gap forward while at full throttle, despite me trying to hog the processors with CPUGrab).

Boy, I gave one of my team mates an Annihilator with dual Clan ER PPCs and dual AC-10s (had 80 rounds of ammo total), he scored a lot of kill shots. (It helps that the MFBs start the campaign with almost 1000 rounds of AC-10 ammo.)

In Ops Zone 4, I only had a few Mechs left and said screw it, ER PPC bumrush (I kinda wasted a lot of my LRM and MG ammo by boating it, and hell, I had about 150 Clan Double Heat Sinks to waste on my team mates by the time I reached that area) and I gave myself LB-10X ACs (to core CTs) or AC-10s (if legging for salvage is a priority) with three or four standard MLs. Surprisingly, that worked.

Lesson learned: do not underestimate Light mechs, especially with ECM.

I just had to post this, I could not pass it up. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAdGhMRBbzY)
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Post by: StarSlayer on April 08, 2013, 10:46:57 pm
Why the hell would you use a Spider and not the Raven? :wtf:

Granted the 3L is the best light atm and SDRs are never going to be high damage dealers, but I'll admit they always look like they are having fun...

(http://i.imgur.com/5VXAc0a.jpg)

Plus if the AS7s are firing skyward in impotent rage and not at me sneaking around the buildings popping off AC-20 rounds then all the better.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 08, 2013, 11:22:40 pm
And that image is a keeper!  :lol:
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Post by: An4ximandros on April 08, 2013, 11:37:30 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/Unreal_Coverart.png)
Finished this and the expansion pack again and I want MOAR!
*Sob* Stupid Tournament hijacking the series.
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Post by: desertstorm on April 08, 2013, 11:43:26 pm
well star wars the old republic and freespace2 ( any mod) are what i play the most now
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Post by: Akalabeth Angel on April 09, 2013, 06:45:24 pm
160 hours into Skyrim finally.

Though not playing it right this moment as crazy deadline approaching.
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Post by: Sharkfinn on April 09, 2013, 07:45:30 pm
I've been playing Freespace 2 and Homeworld 2: Tactical Fleet simulator.  Infinitely better than the original, in my opinion.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on April 10, 2013, 12:13:38 am
Warframe.  Being a cyborg space ninja is fun.
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Post by: Sarafan on April 10, 2013, 12:23:46 pm
Playing a game called Hard Truck Apocalypse and its expansion, seems to be a pretty unknow game, its also know as Ex Machina. The game has its faults but fighting in a heavily armed/armored truck with a good soundtrack is loads of fun. Anybody knows of a game with vehicular action as the main gameplay?
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Post by: Lorric on April 10, 2013, 12:27:56 pm
Playing a game called Hard Truck Apocalypse and its expansion, seems to be a pretty unknow game, its also know as Ex Machina. The game has its faults but fighting in a heavily armed/armored truck with a good soundtrack is loads of fun. Anybody knows of a game with vehicular action as the main gameplay?

http://twistedmetal.wikia.com/wiki/Twisted_Metal_(Series)
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Post by: Sarafan on April 10, 2013, 12:31:14 pm
Thanks, Lorric.
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Post by: StarSlayer on April 10, 2013, 12:31:30 pm
Interstate 76
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Post by: Lorric on April 10, 2013, 12:33:30 pm
Thanks, Lorric.

You're welcome. There's also something called Vigilante 8 and a sequel, Vigilante 8 Second Offense on PS1.

Would you be interested in demolition derby type games as well? I have several of those, also on Playstation.
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Post by: Sarafan on April 10, 2013, 01:01:34 pm
Thanks, Lorric.

You're welcome. There's also something called Vigilante 8 and a sequel, Vigilante 8 Second Offense on PS1.

Would you be interested in demolition derby type games as well? I have several of those, also on Playstation.

Do things go boom? If so, yes.
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Post by: Lorric on April 10, 2013, 01:24:51 pm
Thanks, Lorric.

You're welcome. There's also something called Vigilante 8 and a sequel, Vigilante 8 Second Offense on PS1.

Would you be interested in demolition derby type games as well? I have several of those, also on Playstation.

Do things go boom? If so, yes.

No weapons, but cars blow their engines, leaving their dead hulks lying around.

On PS1, there's Destruction Derby, Destruction Derby 2 and Destruction Derby Raw. There's also Demolition Racer. Those are all very fun, and there's Driven to Destruction on PS2, that's a great game. If you're in the US, it's called Eve of Destruction. There's a Destruction Derby on PS2, but I haven't played it, and it's supposed to be a poor game from what I've heard. It doesn't look like much on Youtube.
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Post by: Venicius on April 10, 2013, 01:41:22 pm
Playing Klingon Academy for the first time in a while...too bad the source code for that hasn't been released!
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Post by: An4ximandros on April 10, 2013, 01:44:37 pm
Oh man, knowing how they did the ship damage would be so awesome.
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Post by: StarSlayer on April 10, 2013, 10:10:36 pm
Since it was already sitting in the hangar from before all the hate I started using the RVN-3L.  Have mine rigged up as a dual PPC designated marksman.  It doesn't do well against other lights but you can sure harass heavies and assaults.  I have them set to chain fire so you can keep up a steady rhythm of PPC blasts that really seem to irk enemy mechs.


(http://mwowiki.org/images/thumb/4/4f/RVN-3L.png/160px-RVN-3L.png)
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 10, 2013, 10:12:11 pm
Started playing the original System Shock.

First impressions are "Holy crap, this is a detailed world for a 16-bit era game!" and "What were they smoking when they designed these controls?"

Figure out if possible to remap controls later... because this game looks amazing so far, and I'd love to play it with workable controls!
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Post by: Sarafan on April 11, 2013, 09:05:38 pm
Can we get a recomendation list going on this thread? Simple recomending games or avoid them. I got two you should avoid, SunAge and Alpha Prime.

Now if you know SunAge's fame, you're right, I had it coming the moment I decided to play, I read the reviews, the articles and made the mistake of thinking "it might not be so bad". It turns out that yes, it is that bad. For those that dont know, SunAge is the most bug infested game that has been seen, even patched this game is still going to crash on each and every mission due to more than one bug. I only managed to finish it because there some kind souls left on the official forums who had painstakingly run into every bug and found the solution for them.

Was it worth it? No, the story of the game is simply never explained to you, you never know exactly whats going because it is never show to you whats happening. In short, NEVER pick up this game.

Alpha Prime on the other hand is simply boring. It runs on the Doom 3 engine which makes it pretty enough but the story is just boring and convoluted (you're going after something called Glomar. Yes, Glomar.). I get the feeling no one played the game before launch because the AI is set to a ridiculous level where they can hit anything at any distance with any weapon with extreme accuracy. Can you at least do the same? Of course not. Get this game if you're really that bored but otherwise pretty much anything out there is better.
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Post by: AndrewofDoom on April 11, 2013, 11:49:11 pm
Playing Warframe at this moment. Killing bad dudes as a space ninja is great.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on April 12, 2013, 01:03:06 am
Can we get a recomendation list going on this thread? Simple recomending games or avoid them. I got two you should avoid, SunAge and Alpha Prime.

Now if you know SunAge's fame, you're right, I had it coming the moment I decided to play, I read the reviews, the articles and made the mistake of thinking "it might not be so bad". It turns out that yes, it is that bad. For those that dont know, SunAge is the most bug infested game that has been seen, even patched this game is still going to crash on each and every mission due to more than one bug. I only managed to finish it because there some kind souls left on the official forums who had painstakingly run into every bug and found the solution for them.

Was it worth it? No, the story of the game is simply never explained to you, you never know exactly whats going because it is never show to you whats happening. In short, NEVER pick up this game.

Alpha Prime on the other hand is simply boring. It runs on the Doom 3 engine which makes it pretty enough but the story is just boring and convoluted (you're going after something called Glomar. Yes, Glomar.). I get the feeling no one played the game before launch because the AI is set to a ridiculous level where they can hit anything at any distance with any weapon with extreme accuracy. Can you at least do the same? Of course not. Get this game if you're really that bored but otherwise pretty much anything out there is better.

my preferred strategy for buying games is "it's probably not even that good" instead of "it might not be THAT bad."  results in a small game library, but really high quality and a LOT of replay. 
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Post by: MatthTheGeek on April 12, 2013, 01:18:42 am
I usually arr, then buy. I just did that for XCOM. Made sure I wouldn't regret my 40€ beforehand, and hell I didn't.
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Post by: Mongoose on April 12, 2013, 02:43:26 am
My strategy is to wait for Steam sales and then buy ALL the things that I've heard decent fluff about.  It results in something of an esoteric catalog (not to mention a huge backlog), but it's a great way to find some hidden gems.
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Post by: Jeff Vader on April 12, 2013, 01:48:55 pm
Grabbed a copy of Dishonored since it is on weekend sale. Gotta give it a spin soon.
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Post by: MP-Ryan on April 12, 2013, 01:54:24 pm
I've had to temporarily stop buying games in Steam sales, because it seems I keep buying games that take longer and longer, and my time to play them is getting shorter and shorter.
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Post by: Satellight on April 12, 2013, 06:09:48 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/de/Unreal_Coverart.png)
Finished this and the expansion pack again and I want MOAR!
*Sob* Stupid Tournament hijacking the series.

 :yes: :yes: :yes:

Did you use the community patch you can find here (http://www.oldunreal.com/) ?

And also, the wonderful new hi-rez textures here (http://www.unrealtexture.com/Unreal/Website/Downloads/Textures/Textures.htm) ?

It's somewhat FSO for Unreal.

I think it's really amazing that the first PC games I ever bought are two of the most modded after 15 years  ;7
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Post by: Cyker on April 12, 2013, 06:59:53 pm
Nali Warcow! :D

I was just playing Shadow Genesis (So awesome but so hard!  :()

Now playing Avadon (It's a bit like Baldur's Gate but with less polish)

Recently completed Jolly Rover (If you like Monkey Island and don't hate dogs, buy this game)
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Post by: Suongadon on April 12, 2013, 08:48:00 pm
Playing Pathologic (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/04/10/butchering-pathologic-part-1-the-body/) and trolling redditrash.

Not sure which is rotting my soul more.
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Post by: General Battuta on April 12, 2013, 11:28:15 pm
Playing Pathologic (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/04/10/butchering-pathologic-part-1-the-body/) and trolling redditrash.

Not sure which is rotting my soul more.

links, links, links
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Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on April 12, 2013, 11:45:20 pm
Since I'm gonna be showing up doing NetMech for MechWarrior 2 tomorrow next Saturday, due to postponement (and to ease my misery in MWO for some parts until the next patch cycle), I've been playing the expansion pack Ghost Bear's Legacy, in a Nova (that one medium Clan Mech that doesn't have torso twist).

During my break hours in college, I've done my hand in Strike Suit Zero (and yes, I did it with a pad), and hopefully before Celceta comes out, The Dawn of Ys.
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Post by: StarSlayer on April 13, 2013, 12:59:03 am
Bioshock Infinite and MWO.  Got tired of trying to grind the RVNs and took the 4SP out of the garage and had some fun.  I had forgotten how damn hard it hits, 5MLs and a double shot of SRM 4s ruins a lot of folks' day.

So difficult to tell which HBK I love the best, they're all so much fun.  I should try a J at some point.
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Post by: Flipside on April 13, 2013, 01:04:06 am
Just picked up Bully: Scholarship Edition from Steam for 9.99. Seems quite fun, though feels a bit like GTA gameplay-wise.
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Post by: deathfun on April 13, 2013, 02:53:35 am
Lining a whole bunch of horror games up

SCP, Amnesia, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Alone in the Dark, Scratches and The Path since a whole bunch of people want me to play them on stream


Already started with SCP
It's a broken ****fest. In the ten minutes I played it, I broke it four times. Twice due to falling through the floor, once by making it so I couldn't go through a door I was supposed to go through, and the fourth was loading the game in pitch black.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on April 13, 2013, 11:50:47 am
Flipside, Bully was made by Rockstar, so you really shouldn't be surprised by GTA-ish gameplay. :P
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Post by: deathfun on April 14, 2013, 02:30:32 am
Holy **** I play SCP-087... THE STAIRCASE

http://www.twitch.tv/nukedpixels/c/2152997

Tell me what you think etc
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 14, 2013, 03:07:39 am
Already started with SCP
It's a broken ****fest. In the ten minutes I played it, I broke it four times. Twice due to falling through the floor, once by making it so I couldn't go through a door I was supposed to go through, and the fourth was loading the game in pitch black.

Well, it is a beta build, last I checked. Not exactly a fully functioning game.

Still making my way through System Shock. It's actually gotten legitimately hard now. I am running really low on batteries... and that means no way to keep shields up for long. Against high level cyborgs and MK-II security robots, that's not good. :(
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Post by: Thaeris on April 16, 2013, 12:13:20 am
Got some time in to fly around in X-Plane:

(https://zpsyrg.bn1.livefilestore.com/y1pp7EEcja29wDvxmi09pAvwCAgjDdx41REJogWKL96Cv9YYiZTYtj4EUPz4nKfp4USXfQSj2T-YomwCBRsrVs_agByZ2jZ2wNL/P.1216-1.png?psid=1)

(https://zpsyrg.bn1.livefilestore.com/y1piL40IG5bkKkQH2HEc3wca6y7Kir6BMliC6xvZXV9MXCh9ZfmIIBRb7Q1oAaoVpKv2W7okZG7So1qfZ-rwZ3FDU6RZDbkx_Iy/P.1216-2.png?psid=1)

(https://zpsyrg.bn1.livefilestore.com/y1pOtgpcwl33TjnF82YKlFKd6DKS2VdejNCISbS2ZXZiCwtsTs5U8Q354D3TKzfS_NqN430bxQiyeGUsfSlxSJZyZrHFU9ASjGK/P.1216-3.png?psid=1)

The mighty, albeit tricky, Hawker P.1216. The flights were well worth it.

:D
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 16, 2013, 02:04:12 am
Beat SS, although I had to mess around with DosBox's CPU settings at the end there. For some reason, the final battle runs at something like 10x the speed it's supposed to, while everything else in the game runs fine. Limiting CPU cycles helps with that.

On to System Shock 2. Already I hate weapon degradation.
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Post by: Venicius on April 16, 2013, 10:15:54 am
Weapon degradation only gets more fun the farther along you get!
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Post by: antsa on April 16, 2013, 10:45:56 am
Playing Battlezone at the moment  :yes:

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Post by: StarSlayer on April 16, 2013, 11:57:51 pm
Picked up HGNs going to work on vetting the 732.

(http://mwowiki.org/images/thumb/a/a7/HGN-732.png/160px-HGN-732.png)

Also since BT traces its roots to the 80s I've been putting together an 80s style playlist for matches.  Some 80s action movie osts, a bit of Jan Hammer, the 80s style ME1 tracks.  Man stomping across the battlefield to the Terminator Theme is awesome.
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Post by: Suongadon on April 17, 2013, 12:21:31 am
Also since BT traces its roots to the 80s I've been putting together an 80s style playlist for matches.  Some 80s action movie osts, a bit of Jan Hammer, the 80s style ME1 tracks.  Man stomping across the battlefield to the Terminator Theme is awesome.

Play... list? Is that some sort of automatic-cassette-changing device for your boom box?


Still playing Pathologic. This game is like. Amazing. cuz' Moo.
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Post by: Sarafan on April 17, 2013, 01:28:46 am
Finished Red Faction 2. The first one was awful, the second was thankfully better but stil has many flaws. The difficulty is absurd, you get swarmed by an army on later levels, the story could have been better and the ending is just bad.
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Post by: Mongoose on April 17, 2013, 01:53:07 am
Finished Red Faction 2. The first one was awful, the second was thankfully better but stil has many flaws. The difficulty is absurd, you get swarmed by an army on later levels, the story could have been better and the ending is just bad.
Heh, I pretty much have the exact opposite opinion.  I found the first entertaining, albeit rather straightforward, but the second felt like kind of a goofy mess.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 17, 2013, 02:02:48 am
SPIDERS!  :shaking:

My impression so far is that System Shock 2 is pretty much Bioshock if it were actually challenging (and had lesser graphics). I've heard of scarce resources but this is unbelievable. Every ammo pack is precious, nanites seem plentiful but are gone in seconds whenever really useful, and Cybernetic Modules are the Holy ****ing Grail!

I am loving this! It's so rare a game manages to make me play so conservatively at all times. It really makes you feel like you have to be making the full use of all your abilities to survive, rather than always having some easy out to fall back on in an emergency. Fantastic!
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Post by: newman on April 17, 2013, 07:19:17 am
Finished Red Faction 2. The first one was awful, the second was thankfully better but stil has many flaws. The difficulty is absurd, you get swarmed by an army on later levels, the story could have been better and the ending is just bad.
Heh, I pretty much have the exact opposite opinion.  I found the first entertaining, albeit rather straightforward, but the second felt like kind of a goofy mess.

Seconded.
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Post by: StarSlayer on April 17, 2013, 08:41:49 am
Also since BT traces its roots to the 80s I've been putting together an 80s style playlist for matches.  Some 80s action movie osts, a bit of Jan Hammer, the 80s style ME1 tracks.  Man stomping across the battlefield to the Terminator Theme is awesome.

Play... list? Is that some sort of automatic-cassette-changing device for your boom box?

Sure let me explain, my unit was part of an Op that secured an old Star Leaque cache and one of the interesting pieces of recovered LosTech was a device that allows me to stream music off the HPG network and play it in my mech.  Pretty crazy right?  Beats having to make mix tapes hollow.
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Post by: Sarafan on April 17, 2013, 09:48:48 am
Heh, I pretty much have the exact opposite opinion.  I found the first entertaining, albeit rather straightforward, but the second felt like kind of a goofy mess.

Yeah, the second has a goofy feeling to it, just look at Sopov. As for the first, I'll never forgive the stealth mission with the suit.


SPIDERS!  :shaking:

My impression so far is that System Shock 2 is pretty much Bioshock if it were actually challenging (and had lesser graphics). I've heard of scarce resources but this is unbelievable. Every ammo pack is precious, nanites seem plentiful but are gone in seconds whenever really useful, and Cybernetic Modules are the Holy ****ing Grail!

I am loving this! It's so rare a game manages to make me play so conservatively at all times. It really makes you feel like you have to be making the full use of all your abilities to survive, rather than always having some easy out to fall back on in an emergency. Fantastic!

Are you using the mods that enhance it? SS2 pretty much has its own FSO.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on April 17, 2013, 10:56:57 am
StarSlayer, you should probably try and add some Blood Dragon music to your list when it releases.
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Post by: StarSlayer on April 17, 2013, 01:16:16 pm
StarSlayer, you should probably try and add some Blood Dragon music to your list when it releases.

Yep that's going to be in the queue soon as I can get it. :D
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Post by: MP-Ryan on April 17, 2013, 01:47:00 pm
SPIDERS!  :shaking:

My impression so far is that System Shock 2 is pretty much Bioshock if it were actually challenging (and had lesser graphics). I've heard of scarce resources but this is unbelievable. Every ammo pack is precious, nanites seem plentiful but are gone in seconds whenever really useful, and Cybernetic Modules are the Holy ****ing Grail!

I am loving this! It's so rare a game manages to make me play so conservatively at all times. It really makes you feel like you have to be making the full use of all your abilities to survive, rather than always having some easy out to fall back on in an emergency. Fantastic!

IMHO, System Shock 2 is quite easily among the, if not THE, best game(s) ever made.

Try it on Impossible sometime.  I say "try" because it's unlikely you'll make it very far at all, particularly if PsyOps.  The first playtrhough I ever attempted (Normal difficulty) was so bloody difficult I had to go into the INI files and turn off weapon degradation and turn down the monster respawns (they cannot be completely disabled) because I barely managed 10 minutes of gameplay.  I have since finished the untweaked game on Hard, but only after learning the core mechanics in 3 earlier playthroughs.

That said, wonderful, wonderful game.  It and Deus Ex revolutionized first-person gameplay.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 17, 2013, 07:01:52 pm
My only real problem with System Shock 2 so far is that hacking is chance-based. I hate chance-based game mechanics.

Hacking in the first game was far superior: either some logic puzzles or flying around in Cyberspace, which was a lot of fun. The point though was that if you failed, it was your own damn fault, not just the RNG being a dick.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on April 18, 2013, 04:55:07 pm
I'm playing Ace Combat 5. I never finished it the first time, and I accidentally wiped my save game the other day so I have to do it all again!

It's either that or Hawken, GalCiv2 or Battlefield 2.
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Post by: The E on April 20, 2013, 10:04:37 am
I'm playing Ace Combat 5. I never finished it the first time, and I accidentally wiped my save game the other day so I have to do it all again!

I so hope that the PCSX2 team can get that game running properly. Ever since my PS2 died, I've been missing my AC.
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Post by: Scotty on April 20, 2013, 03:14:27 pm
Currently brainstorming with another guy in my training company over a tabletop implementation of some kind of Halo game.  Good times to be had making the game, hopefully good times to be had playing the game in subsequent weekends.
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Post by: headdie on April 20, 2013, 04:44:17 pm
Currently brainstorming with another guy in my training company over a tabletop implementation of some kind of Halo game.  Good times to be had making the game, hopefully good times to be had playing the game in subsequent weekends.

strategy or rpg?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on April 21, 2013, 12:14:18 am
I'm playing Ace Combat 5. I never finished it the first time, and I accidentally wiped my save game the other day so I have to do it all again!

I got the 3DS Ace Combat (Assault Horizon Legacy) and I've really enjoyed playing it. That series is one of the reasons I'm deliberating getting a pre-owned PS2 so I can try some older games.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on April 21, 2013, 01:46:10 am
Currently brainstorming with another guy in my training company over a tabletop implementation of some kind of Halo game.  Good times to be had making the game, hopefully good times to be had playing the game in subsequent weekends.

See this (http://www.sjgames.com/frag/). Less Halo and more Quake, but insanely fun nonetheless.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on April 21, 2013, 02:35:46 am
The craigslist rental housing game (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=53623.msg1685703#msg1685703), where posters try to find the best tenant for their apartment/home, viewers try to find the best housing arrangement, scammers try to scam, and weirdos try to do unpredictable weird stuff. If you're using craigslist to look for rental housing and you don't realize it's a game, then arguably you're already losing. :p


SPIDERS!  :shaking:
The spiders in SS2 are terrifying, and I'm not in the least bit arachnophobic IRL.

There are a bunch of good mods to upgrade the graphics. Also a good spoiler-free guide (http://www.shtupmod.net/newbies_guide.html) if you haven't seen it yet.


EDIT:
My only real problem with System Shock 2 so far is that hacking is chance-based. I hate chance-based game mechanics.

Hacking in the first game was far superior: either some logic puzzles or flying around in Cyberspace, which was a lot of fun. The point though was that if you failed, it was your own damn fault, not just the RNG being a dick.
I liked the chance-based hacking etc., although I was generally risk averse. If things looked iffy, I usually reattempted the hack rather than continue.

It's probably less of an issue if the RNG is something high-quality like the Mersenne twister (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mersenne_twister), but I have no idea what SS2 uses. It might just be something from the C standard library.


EDIT 2: That SS2 and Deus Ex still blow people away today just shows how the high system requirements of many recent games are not strictly necessary to have a superb game. The fundamentals -- story, gameplay, writing, sound, VA, level design, etc. -- still matter above all else. (Granted, SS2/DX might well have been demanding when they were released.)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on April 21, 2013, 09:44:31 am
Currently brainstorming with another guy in my training company over a tabletop implementation of some kind of Halo game.  Good times to be had making the game, hopefully good times to be had playing the game in subsequent weekends.

strategy or rpg?

RPG.  It's sort of ended up fairly generic in implementation, so we might end up using it for anything from Halo to Starship Troopers to I-don't-know-what.

It's really just a project to mess around and have fun on the weekends.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on April 21, 2013, 10:52:35 am
cool, bet you could do some fast paced stuff with a Halo game
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Post by: StarSlayer on April 21, 2013, 05:03:41 pm
I think I managed a Highland Burial in my 732.  I was in a scrap with a Stalker and a Jenner using my JJs to throw off the Stalker's aim.  Eventually I landed on the Stalker and suddenly found myself fighting only the JR7 who decided to book it.  I couldn't figure out were the Stalker went since I didn't recall killing him with a barrage and there was no way he was fast enough to run away. 
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Post by: NGTM-1R on April 21, 2013, 11:02:31 pm
IIRC collisions/collision damage are currently disabled, so if you did, it was a glitch.

But considering it was a Stalker and a Stalker ain't running, I'd be inclined to agree.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on April 22, 2013, 05:25:30 pm
Someone mentioned an HLP MWO group at one point?  How does that work?  I've only played pugs so far.
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on April 22, 2013, 06:55:30 pm
We're all on Skype right now until Community Warfare gets added.  Contact Aesaar for more details.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on April 22, 2013, 07:07:24 pm
Thanks for the info, I sent him a PM.
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Post by: jg18 on April 23, 2013, 05:28:21 am
Day of the Tentacle. I needed a good laugh.

Despite having played through it not that long ago, there are a fair number of puzzles that I don't remember offhand how to solve, so it's also at least a bit challenging.

Still need to play Maniac Mansion.
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Post by: headdie on April 23, 2013, 06:21:20 am
manic mansion is awesome
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Post by: Gray113 on April 23, 2013, 02:35:22 pm
OK still got loads of work to do but gave in and downloaded MWO. Had about 8 games lasted till the end twice and was killed in first battle about 3 times... I'm not going to get much work done tonight :doubt:
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on April 24, 2013, 11:24:53 am
Race The Sun - Alpha (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-LvThHHpSI)

And a bit of MWO.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on April 25, 2013, 10:03:57 am
Metroid Prime Trilogy - with a keyboard and mouse.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on April 25, 2013, 03:29:45 pm
Metroid Prime Trilogy - with a keyboard and mouse.

I just binded everything to my PS3 controller
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 25, 2013, 10:37:04 pm
Metroid Prime Trilogy actually handled like a dream with the Wiimote.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on April 25, 2013, 10:54:00 pm
i've never played a single metroid game.  i think i've missed out.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 25, 2013, 11:45:22 pm
Just a bit.  I haven't played it yet myself, but Super Metroid frequently makes GOAT lists, and what Retro did with the Metroid Prime series was fantastic.
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Post by: deathfun on April 26, 2013, 01:45:13 am
Just a bit.  I haven't played it yet myself, but Super Metroid frequently makes GOAT lists, and what Retro did with the Metroid Prime series was fantastic.

I agree with Mongoose here.
Also, ZSNES calls for you myte. Emulate Super Metroid, worth your time
(Since obtaining an actual copy would probably be very pricy and I'm a cheap bastard)
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Post by: jg18 on April 26, 2013, 05:10:14 am
Started Maniac Mansion. Strange how unforgiving it is compared to Day of the Tentacle and other LucasArts/Lucasfilm games. Also, I thought DoTT's 9 verbs could be a bit much, but Maniac Mansion has 15. :eek2:

I do miss the "Look At" verb and the descriptions it gives. Maybe there wasn't enough space to store descriptions?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on April 26, 2013, 09:00:13 am
its been a long while since i played manic mansion but i could have sworn there is a function to get a description of items on the screen
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on April 26, 2013, 04:06:39 pm
The "What Is" verb allows you to identify which objects you can potentially interact with by displaying their name when you hover the mouse pointer over them, although there doesn't seem to be a way to get descriptions beyond just a name.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 26, 2013, 04:29:46 pm
Also, ZSNES calls for you myte. Emulate Super Metroid, worth your time
(Since obtaining an actual copy would probably be very pricy and I'm a cheap bastard)
Not at all, thanks to the Virtual Console.  I've just never gotten around to grabbing it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on April 26, 2013, 05:16:00 pm
Also, ZSNES calls for you myte. Emulate Super Metroid, worth your time
(Since obtaining an actual copy would probably be very pricy and I'm a cheap bastard)
Not at all, thanks to the Virtual Console.  I've just never gotten around to grabbing it.

Well alright, there's that too
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on April 26, 2013, 11:53:24 pm
The HGNs just remind me of a cab over engine tractor trailer.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/20m4h5.png)

I get the urge to add a Peterbuilt logo and some trucker lady mud flaps.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 27, 2013, 01:01:30 am
Silent Hill 2.

Just spent the last hour running all over the damned apartment complex looking for a coin. :sigh:

So far it's not that scary, surprisingly. It's got nothing on Fatal Frame, that's for sure.
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Post by: Suongadon on April 27, 2013, 10:07:03 am
I get the urge to add a Peterbuilt logo and some trucker lady mud flaps.

I'd totally go back to the game if they added that.


Playing Witcher 2 for the 257th time. Iorveth (http://i.somethingawful.com/forumsystem/emoticons/emot-swoon.gif)
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Post by: FlamingCobra on April 27, 2013, 01:41:05 pm
Metroid Prime 2.
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Post by: Aardwolf on April 27, 2013, 03:35:55 pm
In celebration of now having both a working mouse and a full set of keys, I was going to play some more PlanetSide 2 (apparently the last time I played was valentine's day), but I've gotta download 7,692 MB of updates :(
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Post by: An4ximandros on April 27, 2013, 03:56:55 pm
You can always play FreeSpace...
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Post by: Mongoose on April 27, 2013, 04:57:39 pm
Going through the agony that is DreamCatcher's Frank Herbert's Dune, which has to be one of the worst third-person action games ever published.  I first played it long before I read the novel, but I was completely stuck at one point, so I decided to try it again and see if I can finally beat the damn thing, and see how else it manages to muck up the source material.
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Post by: An4ximandros on April 27, 2013, 05:02:27 pm
 Save thine self form that torture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTOCjpEO50Y (Those lightning SFXs have to be some of the most unimpressive ones I've ever seen.)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 27, 2013, 05:28:55 pm
Haa...just in the thirty seconds, they bring up the Exit button not even working. :lol:

But seriously, besides being a horrible game in its own right, it's also an abysmal port of the PS2 version.  You know things are starting off on the right foot when you can't even use the keyboard to type in your profile name.  There's a note in the game booklet saying that the controls aren't customizable because "the engine doesn't support it."  So...yeah.
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Post by: CommanderDJ on April 27, 2013, 07:02:45 pm
Just started playing Dragon Age: Origins.
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Post by: Sarafan on April 27, 2013, 10:59:23 pm
Save thine self form that torture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTOCjpEO50Y (Those lightning SFXs have to be some of the most unimpressive ones I've ever seen.)

Wow, I had heard that it was bad but damn...
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Post by: An4ximandros on April 27, 2013, 11:07:30 pm
 Bloody Harks stealing our carrioles. :blah:
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Post by: Mongoose on April 28, 2013, 01:58:58 am
Oh, just keep watching.  It gets worse.  Though on the plus side, at least my copy spelled "Frank" properly, and the cutscene audio actually plays through correctly.

In any case, I finally beat the accursed thing.  I eked past the mission I was stuck on, got through the immensely irritating beginning to the next one, and flew through the final, which was just about laughable compared to the previous two.  Now I never have to touch that CD again.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Flak on April 28, 2013, 03:33:36 am
I just dig up what game I haven't played for some time in my PC. So I recently played Fallout New Vegas. Though I play Fire Emblem Awakening on 3DS if I am not on my computer.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on April 28, 2013, 03:57:39 am
I ****ing got Cho Ren Sha working on my main machine!  :D

That's been an issue ever since I upgraded to Windows 7.

NOW fun times are going to be had! ;7
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on April 28, 2013, 04:41:09 am
Witcher...at 1 to 0 fps when more than the sky is visable. THen after ragequitting, Arcanum. I would have gone for fallout, but the lack of "X does Y amount of damage" for weapons, bugs me.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Jeff Vader on April 28, 2013, 06:34:03 am
Witcher...at 1 to 0 fps when more than the sky is visable.
Yeah, there's something deeply wrong with the engine, but I recommend tinkering with the video settings. It is a really good game once you get into it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on April 28, 2013, 09:58:06 pm
Finished grinding my Highlanders through elite.  The 732 and 733C where a snap and are fun to run but the 733P was a bit of a pain.  I want to like it but it just seems to be an unlucky steed. 

HGN-732 (http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=70&l=1c25bd055a9d7e4a01fe4cbdb3e0cb285c8e20ce)

HGN-733C (http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=72&l=6a0007cf030ce465ab8b61a762c0cc6f0027371b)

HGN-733P (http://mwo.smurfy-net.de/mechlab#i=73&l=17f8576d4d604a4ff3bca73947839316357e0f57)

But now that that's done I can pilot for fun for a bit rather than XP profit :D
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Post by: jg18 on April 28, 2013, 10:10:31 pm
Finished Maniac Mansion. My life is ever so much closer to complete now.

Amusing article (http://www.crockford.com/wrrrld/maniac.html) from Douglas Crockford (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Crockford) about how the game was sanitized when it was ported to NES.
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Post by: General Battuta on April 28, 2013, 10:16:08 pm
wargame: a large battle
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on April 29, 2013, 02:19:45 pm
Witcher...at 1 to 0 fps when more than the sky is visable.
Yeah, there's something deeply wrong with the engine, but I recommend tinkering with the video settings. It is a really good game once you get into it.

Everything was set to the minimum. My rig is just far too outdated for the game.
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Post by: An4ximandros on April 30, 2013, 09:53:31 pm
Running through Minerva: Metastasis - Pretty awful level design! :nod: Taking notes from this...
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Post by: deathfun on April 30, 2013, 11:54:01 pm
I was playing Donkey Kong Country...
...on an actual, physical, SNES

I forgot how satisfying blowing the cartridge was to make it work
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on May 01, 2013, 12:01:54 am
Running through Minerva: Metastasis - Pretty awful level design! :nod: Taking notes from this...

I'm not sure I believe you
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Post by: NGTM-1R on May 01, 2013, 12:08:13 am
Was winning a game of ALB, until the computer decided that since it was having problems with one person on their team it would kick someone from both sides.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on May 01, 2013, 12:21:43 am
Poker Night 2 has already managed to kick my ass a few times.  **** the river.
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Post by: CommanderDJ on May 01, 2013, 02:11:15 am
Loving DA:O so far, even though my studies keep me from playing it for more than an hour a day.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 01, 2013, 02:12:14 am
Silent Hill 2 didn't scratch my horror game itch (excellent game, but not really all that scary, just mildly creepy), so I picked up Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

...

Holy crap, this is more like it! Took it a while to get going but once the monsters actually show up this is actually scaring me some.

Also: so that's where the Blue Planet team got (some of) their freaky ambiance for Universal Truth II!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on May 01, 2013, 03:43:46 am
Silent Hill 2 didn't scratch my horror game itch (excellent game, but not really all that scary, just mildly creepy), so I picked up Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Holy crap, this is more like it! Took it a while to get going but once the monsters actually show up this is actually scaring me some.

Don't you love the developer notes at the beginning of the game?
"Don't play this to win, play it to be immersed in the story and the atmosphere!"
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Davros on May 01, 2013, 08:34:52 am
I'm Playing that absolute classic
"Sorting out Windows game explorer"
currently up to the letter T
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Post by: General Battuta on May 01, 2013, 11:46:55 am
Also: so that's where the Blue Planet team got (some of) their freaky ambiance for Universal Truth II!

Is it? Unless there are specific assets that came from Amnesia I would call it a case of parallel evolution.

(I bet there are some assets from there though)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: aeon48m on May 01, 2013, 11:52:30 am
Playing Game Dev Tycoon. Smugdog Inc, with the CEO being Sir Smugdog has just released its first game, Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing to reviewers worldwide getting nightmares over how bad it is.

Yep, naming your game "Big Rigs Over The Ro" instantly makes your game get rated a 0.
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Post by: Mobius on May 01, 2013, 12:05:48 pm
Worms: Total Warfare 2 [PSP]
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 01, 2013, 01:41:58 pm
Also: so that's where the Blue Planet team got (some of) their freaky ambiance for Universal Truth II!

Is it? Unless there are specific assets that came from Amnesia I would call it a case of parallel evolution.

(I bet there are some assets from there though)

The specific asset I was referring to was
Spoiler:
the sound of the little kid crying. BP plays it when Laporte enters the Dante at the beginning of the dream sequence.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 01, 2013, 02:13:44 pm
that's a pretty generic sound i've heard hundreds of places.
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Post by: Sarafan on May 01, 2013, 09:13:41 pm
Finished Bandits - Phoenix Rising, good game, very good soundtrack. Now trying to get into X Beyond the Frontier, never got around to playing it.
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Post by: An4ximandros on May 01, 2013, 09:48:12 pm
Checking out Papers, Please. (http://dukope.com/) The beta looks like something I'd love buying so far. Glory to Arstotzka.
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Post by: Mongoose on May 02, 2013, 02:34:01 am
Okay, Brock Samson just quoted Dune at me in Poker Night 2.  I can now die happy.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 02, 2013, 05:07:02 pm
I just got murdered by Hind-deployed VDV troops when I waltzed into an objective not scouting it because I figured it would safe at match start.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on May 02, 2013, 05:37:21 pm
I just got murdered by Hind-deployed VDV troops when I waltzed into an objective not scouting it because I figured it would safe at match start.

wats your name punke
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on May 02, 2013, 06:26:34 pm
http://littlealchemy.com/

an infuriating chrome game which only makes loose sense at the best of times, unfurtunatly it has me hooked  :mad:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on May 03, 2013, 04:38:18 pm
Recently obtained Terraria

I've learned that it's immensely more fun than Minecraft
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on May 03, 2013, 04:57:33 pm
http://littlealchemy.com/

an infuriating chrome game which only makes loose sense at the best of times, unfurtunatly it has me hooked  :mad:
Stone + Life = Egg. Wat.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on May 03, 2013, 05:15:54 pm
http://littlealchemy.com/

an infuriating chrome game which only makes loose sense at the best of times, unfurtunatly it has me hooked  :mad:
Stone + Life = Egg. Wat.

yer as I say only makes sense at the best of times lol
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Suongadon on May 03, 2013, 06:03:10 pm
http://littlealchemy.com/

an infuriating chrome game which only makes loose sense at the best of times, unfurtunatly it has me hooked  :mad:
Stone + Life = Egg. Wat.

It makes perfect sense next to 'hard roe + human = caviar.' 

This game ruined my lunch, and its going to ruin my dinner too. BUT! 281/360 :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on May 03, 2013, 11:52:36 pm
Recently obtained Terraria

I've learned that it's immensely more fun than Minecraft
Well...I wouldn't really say that, I think.  Terraria's very focused on killing baddies and upgrading your gear, and it does pretty well at those, but it can't really hold a candle to Minecraft in terms of mining and building.  Putting the limitations of 2D aside, the most frustrating thing for me is that there's no real way to stop monsters from spawning when you're away from your NPCs...so every time you're trying to collect even something like stone, you constantly have to pause to whack things with a sword, which gets old very fast.

Also, if you love yourself, don't play above the lowest difficulty setting.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on May 04, 2013, 12:02:29 am
I'm going on one more run in Realm of the Mad God. I just want to L20 my Ninja, then stop. (Not really in the mood to make fame for any characters.)

Also started playing Ys: The Oath in Felghana on Steam. (I kinda feel a bit too spoiled sweet of the extra goodies the stateside PSP version had, so I'm trying to do something about that, such as voice acting and the internal gallery. Voice acting for bosses made my job feel a LOT easier, because basically I knew what attack they would pull based on audio cues. Now I don't.)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 04, 2013, 02:29:31 am
I just got murdered by Hind-deployed VDV troops when I waltzed into an objective not scouting it because I figured it would safe at match start.

wats your name punke

If you stumble across a Level 2 (I'm playing like one match a day) NGTM-1R, at least be kind enough to tell him HOW he ****ed up so badly.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Polpolion on May 04, 2013, 04:19:10 pm
Playing blood dragon atm. It's fun but tbh I wouldn't have bought it if I knew it used uplay. Also I bought airland battle since that seems to be getting lots of good talk, though I haven't had the time to download it yet.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 04, 2013, 08:04:45 pm
just started a replay of FEAR 2 prior to playing 3, that i've had on steam for probably 2 years now and pretty much forgot about.  i started the FEAR replay many months ago, but aborted it for some reason i don't recall.  original plan was to go through all of them, including the expansions, and i was somewhere in extraction point when i quit.  i decided i'd probably better skip ahead or i'd burn out and quit again.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on May 04, 2013, 09:45:34 pm
AMBER: Journeys Beyond. Horror adventure game of the paranormal/ghost story variety. Quite a pain to get working (it's from 1996). Fairly Questionably stable in Linux using Wine.

EDIT: I give up on AMBER. :sigh:

Maybe it's time to pick up Grim Fandango again. At least that has good compatibility (http://residualvm.org/).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathspeed on May 04, 2013, 10:20:12 pm
I just started HAWX 2; I picked it up on sale at gamersgate a couple of weeks ago.  The controls are a little laggy, and uplay is a *****, but it's been a fun game so far!  Blood Dragon looks like fun, also, but i'll wait a while to pick it up.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on May 05, 2013, 01:19:34 am
Deus Ex with BioMod, Company of Heroes, Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, and Blood Dragon.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 05, 2013, 02:27:54 am
just started a replay of FEAR 2 prior to playing 3, that i've had on steam for probably 2 years now and pretty much forgot about.  i started the FEAR replay many months ago, but aborted it for some reason i don't recall.  original plan was to go through all of them, including the expansions, and i was somewhere in extraction point when i quit.  i decided i'd probably better skip ahead or i'd burn out and quit again.

Eh, you made the right choice. The first game's expansions sucked.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 05, 2013, 03:03:27 pm
i've played them all already.  storywise not that great, but i still think they are better than 2.  they maintained the original FEAR atmosphere.  Holladay's (sp?) death is one of the best scare sequences in the series.  the reasons i didn't play through again is i was worried it would end up being too much "more of the same" and get me bored with it, and they aren't canon.  the main point of the playthrough was to refresh the story, so it would be kinda pointless from that angle to play the expansions.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on May 05, 2013, 04:03:55 pm
Still playing Warthunder, haven't seen any of you lot there yet.

My Fw190 requires sustenance!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 05, 2013, 08:11:30 pm
Still playing Warthunder, haven't seen any of you lot there yet.

My Fw190 requires sustenance!

Playing planes instead because it doesn't make me rage as much.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on May 05, 2013, 11:08:11 pm
Below scan line shrouded skies I stalk across the terrain, an apex predator.  Faster, stronger and quieter then any mere human could achieve.   I cull the cyber legions and claim their weak hearts.

Mark IV style mutha ****er.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on May 07, 2013, 09:12:21 am
Still playing Warthunder, haven't seen any of you lot there yet.

My Fw190 requires sustenance!

Playing planes instead because it doesn't make me rage as much.

aww, why's that? :(
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 07, 2013, 05:17:17 pm
30 seconds in and i'm already on the verge of raging at FEAR 3.  i spent 20 minutes trying to set up a workable control scheme before saying **** it, i'll just start with default and tweak as i go.  seriously, how hard is it to get something as basic as key mapping working properly? well at least this one recognizes extra mouse buttons, even if using them isn't going to be easy.  might not end up being a big deal, but i'm discouraged by the presence of an "aim assist" option.

and then i started and got to the point of walking around.  that's where i stopped.  head bob.  no No NO!!!!  there should never, ever, EVER be a game without at least the option to turn head bob off.  welp, off to google to see if i can make this thing playable.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 07, 2013, 05:42:46 pm
Playing Shadow of the Colossus again.

I will max out the Stamina gauge and climb to the Secret Garden, no matter how many stupid lizards I have to hunt down!  :mad:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on May 08, 2013, 12:45:46 am
I got Terraria five days ago...
...and I've spent two whole ones playing it

Seriously, not kidding
58 hours on Terraria total
I need like... a life or something
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on May 08, 2013, 01:00:39 am
What would you need it for. A life won't net you more video game time.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on May 08, 2013, 01:22:16 am
I got Terraria five days ago...
...and I've spent two whole ones playing it

Seriously, not kidding
58 hours on Terraria total
I need like... a life or something
Maybe not a life, but a bit of variety wouldn't hurt. :p

(Also I should probably start by friending you on Steam if I ever want to hop on for a bit.)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Gray113 on May 08, 2013, 04:37:58 am
Hotline Miami  :) got it yesterday and cant stop killing Russian gangsters. :cool: Plus the soundtrack is brilliant
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Post by: deathfun on May 08, 2013, 09:08:26 am
Maybe not a life, but a bit of variety wouldn't hurt. :p

(Also I should probably start by friending you on Steam if I ever want to hop on for a bit.)

Heh, Variety... I still pop on SK every night
Although the nukedcrew has all obtained Eve Online. They're dragging me into it, but I'm willing to set aside my biased thoughts on it for fourteen days

As for the steam name, usual culprit: deathfun
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Post by: FireSpawn on May 08, 2013, 03:27:40 pm
Started playing League of Legends on and off. I can't see how people can rage and rant at the game and other players lack of "Common Sense", considering no one communicates outside of pings and the odd acronym.
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Post by: headdie on May 08, 2013, 04:25:39 pm
started on Mech Hero again and dipped my toe back into online poker in the free rooms
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Post by: An4ximandros on May 08, 2013, 04:59:26 pm
 After more than a year since buying it, I managed to get Skyrim to run on my PC, playing it now. (Obligatory (http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/cutting_edge.png))
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Post by: deathspeed on May 08, 2013, 06:36:59 pm
Started playing League of Legends on and off. I can't see how people can rage and rant at the game and other players lack of "Common Sense", considering no one communicates outside of pings and the odd acronym.

there is a lot of stuff I don't get about that LoL.  :)  I've never played it, but it pretty much split my clan apart, with all the raging LoL players had against each other and against non-LoL players in the clan.  they finally got their own TeamSpeak server and a separate application process, even though the clan was supposed to be for all games.  I've just never even wanted to try it out since then.  But there must be SOMETHING to it! 
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Post by: FireSpawn on May 08, 2013, 08:04:29 pm
Started playing League of Legends on and off. I can't see how people can rage and rant at the game and other players lack of "Common Sense", considering no one communicates outside of pings and the odd acronym.

there is a lot of stuff I don't get about that LoL.  :)  I've never played it, but it pretty much split my clan apart, with all the raging LoL players had against each other and against non-LoL players in the clan.  they finally got their own TeamSpeak server and a separate application process, even though the clan was supposed to be for all games.  I've just never even wanted to try it out since then.  But there must be SOMETHING to it!


Tbh, the only reason I actually have fun playing it is because of my friend. We just see it as a laugh.

I feel as if it's one of those games where as long as people don't take it seriously, it's an enjoyable way to waste the better part of an hour.
Get a friend who's played it a little, but not completely taken by the game, make an account and then get ready to laugh at ALL THE THINGS!

At least that's what I do.

I mean if a game will "Borrow"*coughStealcough* things from other games and media (I.E. Youmuu's Ghostblade and Marisa's Final Spark, both from Touhou), then to take it seriously is to add to the rising tide of idiocy.

Long story short: I think it's only really worth getting if you have friends that play it, and no other multiplayer games to burn time with.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 08, 2013, 08:07:03 pm
It's really fun when you have a decent group playing together. My friends will often form a voice chat with each other and jump in, four or five of us together. Then it's awesome. You can communicate efficiently, plan things out before hand... it's a major help.

The griefers are the ones who ruin it. And, I mean, you have griefers in every online game, but LoL, being so team-based, gets it particularly heavily. If one person on your team is being an idiot it is entirely possible they will cost you the game. That I can understand is frustrating, but, especially on low levels where the newbies come in, you can't go in expecting everyone to play well.

It isn't fair though that the LoL "fans" expect everyone to have the metagame memorized down to the tiniest detail (my friends like to troll these players by deliberately picking odd but effective builds, watch them complain about "that is not how to you play that champion", and then do well in the game regardless). And even then, some people will give what they think is an "obvious" signal and then get angry when another player doesn't recognize it. I get this sometimes even with my group of friends, as they are all far more experienced than I am.

Funny thing about always playing with a team who is better than me means my skill level is in a strange place. Anytime I play with them, I'm not at their level. But if I try playing at my own level, in just a random game, I'm usually slightly better than the rest of them. Getting beaten all the time by superior players has imparted some extra experience to me, it seems.

tl;dr: FireSpawn is correct: it's most fun when players don't take winning and losing so seriously.
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Post by: Sarafan on May 10, 2013, 11:46:19 am
Can anyone recomend a game where you play a nation against other nations that doesnt involve a mass load of information/things to manage?
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Post by: FireSpawn on May 10, 2013, 01:02:06 pm
Can anyone recomend a game where you play a nation against other nations that doesnt involve a mass load of information/things to manage?

DEFCON maybe?
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Post by: deathfun on May 10, 2013, 06:20:40 pm
Can anyone recomend a game where you play a nation against other nations that doesnt involve a mass load of information/things to manage?

Risk
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 11, 2013, 01:38:30 am
one level complete in FEAR 3.  no joy on head bob removal.  a decent amount of searching the internet turned up a SINGLE hit, which was a post in some obscure forum also lamenting it and asking for help turning it off.  plenty of complaints and an easy fix for what most thought was a too-narrow FOV though.  but as it turns out i don't notice it nearly as much as i was afraid of. 

on the plus side, the controls are slightly less asinine than FEAR 2.  it still smacks of poor console port though.  after realizing that you don't switch back and forth between PM and Fettel, i was able to get a workable keybinding scheme by not worrying about fettel's controls clearing.  the graphics so far are MILES better than 2, having backpedaled from film grain, soft focus, and making fking everything glow - cartoon mode graphics as i have come to think of it.  still not as hard or atmospheric as 1 though.  unless it doesn't pick up at all, the scare/atmosphere factor doesn't seem as bad as it's made out to be on the internet at large.  however, the audio cues/scare music i've experienced so far IS well and truly terrible. 

that's really about the extent of the good things i can say about it right now.  as for the bad, i get the feeling this game is a collection of every cliche of "bad modern game design" there is.  it's almost like the devs were trolling.  absurd achievement/leveling system with corresponding annoying popups every 10 seconds.  absolutely useless "cover system" that functions EXACTLY the same way as crouching behind **** yourself.  regen health.  pointless and distracting in-game tutorial popups that don't go away.  with associated pictures.  on EVERY INTERACTIVE PIECE IN THE GAME.  oh, i have to press the "use" key to use this thing?  you don't say!  :banghead:
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Post by: deathfun on May 11, 2013, 06:35:49 am
Really getting into Planetside 2 as of late
So close to getting my A2A missiles for the Scythe. Stoked to finally be able to have a secondary
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 11, 2013, 01:37:39 pm
still not as hard or atmospheric as 1 though.  unless it doesn't pick up at all, the scare/atmosphere factor doesn't seem as bad as it's made out to be on the internet at large.  however, the audio cues/scare music i've experienced so far IS well and truly terrible. 

It will never reach the atmosphere level of 1, unfortunately.

I can, however, say that it picks up the scare factor around level 3. Never does as well with it as the previous two, IMO, but at least it's there.

And I do recommend playing as Paxton Fettel at some point. Trust me, his style of play is a blast.
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Post by: Mongoose on May 11, 2013, 01:37:53 pm
Working my way through Star Wars: Dark Forces, which I remember renting for the PS1 probably like 15 years ago.  Nothing like old-school shoot-everything-that-moves goodness.
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Post by: headdie on May 12, 2013, 06:44:29 pm
nice mongoose

recently gotten very addicted to Bayonetta
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Post by: Scotty on May 12, 2013, 07:22:29 pm
Found an ancient install of Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge on this computer (version 1.0.00, install date sometime in 2006).

Still works.
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Post by: Gloriano on May 13, 2013, 05:10:39 am
playing red dead:redemption once again such a awesome game, and re-subbed to WoW after a year to play casually with some friends but my god at the farming sigh
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Post by: Suongadon on May 13, 2013, 10:11:11 am
Playing Metro 2033 to gear up for the midnight massacre of nazis and communists and libertopians.   :D
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Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on May 13, 2013, 10:57:01 pm
Playing Daytona USA 2 Power Edition. I somehow managed to get 2nd on the Advanced and Expert courses using the J.C. Eagle with Automatic Transmission. Maybe setting the difficulty to Easy has something to do with it.
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Post by: jg18 on May 14, 2013, 02:20:15 am
Back to BioShock Infinite, since I didn't finish it before. Switched to Medium difficulty to speed things up a bit.
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Post by: Pred the Penguin on May 14, 2013, 12:04:25 pm
Metro 2033. Not the best shooter, I'll admit, but what an atmosphere!
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Post by: General Battuta on May 14, 2013, 12:05:44 pm
Metro 2033. Not the best shooter, I'll admit, but what an atmosphere!

Ranger Mode really improves the game.
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Post by: FireSpawn on May 14, 2013, 12:11:30 pm
Back to playing Dark Souls, because I seem to be a masochist.

Edit: Also, **** THE FOUR KINGS AND THEIR REPLICATING SKULLDUGGERY!!!
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Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on May 14, 2013, 01:41:07 pm
MapleStory. I helped someone figure out how to utilise the skills of a character class he's trying out, sending PMs like an Instructor from the Training Simulator Module series.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on May 14, 2013, 02:46:41 pm
MapleStory. I helped someone figure out how to utilise the skills of a character class he's trying out, sending PMs like an Instructor from the Training Simulator Module series.

That...

You know what I'm going to say it. That'd be ****ing genius. That's totally going into the next Deathwatch game I'm part of, whether I'm running it or playing it. TSM-IV: Heretics and How To Kill Them.
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Post by: An4ximandros on May 14, 2013, 09:56:03 pm
 Playing Half-Life 2. I had forgotten how much I liked the Combine architecture. Freeeeemaaaaan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yXrSID07MM&list=PL7FADDA74E08A8AEE)

 Also being playing Skyrim. FFS, why is it so hard to find armor mods that don't make female companions look like prostitutes?
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Post by: Suongadon on May 14, 2013, 10:03:29 pm
Wish I was playing Last Light, but it is just so **** optimized that it's really dragging the experience down.  :anger and the sads:
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Post by: Mebber on May 18, 2013, 03:11:18 pm
Thief 2 - The Metal Age (just love to replay this series)
Ancient-Shivan War part 1 (replaying before finally attempting part 2, it's great since there is a huuuge FPS improvement since i've played it the last time with 3.6.12 or so)
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 18, 2013, 06:24:05 pm
finished FEAR 3.  it ended up being a relatively decent shooter, if not a relatively decent FEAR game.  kinda short.  all in all, markedly better than 2 and worse than 1.
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Post by: Pred the Penguin on May 22, 2013, 04:51:35 pm
Mass Effect 3! Really churning through these games. Damn summertime...
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Post by: An4ximandros on May 22, 2013, 05:08:08 pm
 Star Trek Online's new expansion thingy: Legacy of Romulus.
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Post by: Rodo on May 22, 2013, 05:43:28 pm
battlefield 1942, on a modded server.
have a blast, when I don't cross some vet's road :P
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Post by: crizza on May 23, 2013, 10:47:38 am
Battlefield 1942...these memories, every map with a plane was my favorite... I so enjoyed killing stragglers with the wings  :lol:

Right now I'm fixed on Reus, neat little game which was on sale on Steam yesterday.
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Post by: Patriot on May 23, 2013, 11:41:11 am
Just got MWO again

Apparently received C-Bills so i could buy my own mechs.

Bought the Hunchback 4G and 4J models, tricked the 4J out with DHS, Endo Steel, 2 Med Pulse Lasers instead of the 3 med lasers in the torso mount, and gave it AMS and a bit of extra armor, while removing the small laser
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 23, 2013, 05:50:56 pm
so now that the soul-sucking exams are done (at least until the scores come back and i find out if i have to retake it) i really need something new to play.  i'm thinking it's time to crack open the X series that's been sitting in my steam library since whatever sale that was i got them in.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 23, 2013, 05:54:24 pm
What MWO needs to do is add some options to their matchmaking system.

No, game, I DO NOT want to play ****ing Conquest for 7/10 games! :mad:
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on May 23, 2013, 06:27:08 pm
What MWO needs to do is add some options to their matchmaking system.

No, game, I DO NOT want to play ****ing Conquest for 7/10 games! :mad:

I haven't played a game of Conquest since it was released. You don't have to if you don't want to...
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 23, 2013, 07:31:05 pm
It's frustrating because my Spider-5D is near-enough the perfect 'Mech for playing Conquest. It seems though, that whenever I decide to take the Spider for a ride, I get Assault.  And when I load up my Hunchback, I seem to get Conquest.

I think the game hates me.
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Post by: StarSlayer on May 23, 2013, 08:10:45 pm
Um...

you can select assault or conquest only.

/me Roma Surrectum II
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on May 23, 2013, 08:23:48 pm
Yeah, the little gear button next to "Launch" lets you pick which mode (or training grounds) you'd like to play.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 23, 2013, 10:38:49 pm
Well.... that's facepalm-worthy, I think.

Why do I never learn these things from the start, I wonder?
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Post by: Patriot on May 24, 2013, 11:49:54 am
your innate curiosity isn't that high?

I saw a gear, i thought, Hey graphics/audio options!, was disappoint when it was game-mode selection.

Though i do hate Conquest, and the new map, though the new map isn't because of unfamiliarity(most maps are new again to me xD)
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 24, 2013, 12:02:05 pm
Eh, I like the new map actually, though it does seem to give quite an advantage to snipers, at least on the higher ground.

On the other hand, sneaking through the canyons and shooting Jagermechs in the back is a lot of fun, as they're rarely expecting it.

Now if they could just adjust the map selection so that the Tourmaline Desert doesn't pop up 40% more often than anything else, that would be great.
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Post by: StarSlayer on May 24, 2013, 01:05:55 pm
I enjoy conquest most times.  It tends to attract a more balanced team composition as opposed to an Heavy and Assault PPC gun line.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 24, 2013, 10:24:22 pm
i was going to start fallout NV as my next game, but after doing all the setup crap and then reading the manual, i don't think this is what i want for my melted-brain recovery game.  i thought it was going to be more along the lines of STALKER in terms of FPS-ness, instead of first person RPG with real-time combat.

i don't currently own any other new FPS games, and don't think replaying anything will meet my current gaming needs.  so it's either switch genres or find something to buy. 
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Post by: Polpolion on May 24, 2013, 11:41:37 pm
i was going to start fallout NV as my next game, but after doing all the setup crap and then reading the manual, i don't think this is what i want for my melted-brain recovery game.  i thought it was going to be more along the lines of STALKER in terms of FPS-ness, instead of first person RPG with real-time combat.

i don't currently own any other new FPS games, and don't think replaying anything will meet my current gaming needs.  so it's either switch genres or find something to buy.

Have you played Metro 2033? It's not at all open like STALKER but it has a lot of common elements story-wise.
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Post by: BritishShivans on May 25, 2013, 12:09:11 am
It's also really interesting storywise! Ignore the stupid **** some people say about it; most of it is just regurgitated gobbledygook, it's a lot more interesting than it looks. 
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Post by: deathfun on May 25, 2013, 12:51:19 pm
KILLING FLOOR
Because why not. This game is awesome
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Post by: jg18 on May 27, 2013, 03:47:11 pm
Continuing to drag myself through BioShock Infinite. I paid $60 for it, so might as well finish it. Currently at
Spoiler:
The Bank of the Prophet. I thought this was near the end but then I checked a walkthrough on GameFAQs and found it wasn't even close. :(
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 27, 2013, 04:48:28 pm
i've been seeing almost entirely positive reviews everywhere else on the internet about bioshock infinite, but everyone here seems to hate it...
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 27, 2013, 06:06:36 pm
That's just the hype/anti-hype circlejerk that happens every time a AAA title comes out.

It has its flaws, but for the most part, I'd say Bioshock Infinite is a solid game and worth the time to play. The same kind of gunplay + superpowers combo that made the original Bioshocks fun is still there, with an element of high-speed action with the rail systems that is honestly pretty awesome.

The biggest complaints I have with it are some wasted potential here and there. In other words, the game was good (no REAL flaws), but I saw many parts where some changes could have made it better.
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Post by: jg18 on May 27, 2013, 06:44:07 pm
It's not really a bad game; it just didn't live anywhere near up to the hype, not an uncommon problem I suppose.

It has a lot going for it -- story, atmosphere, artwork, graphics, music, VA, probably other things I'm forgetting -- but it isn't all that fun to play. The weapons and vigors (replacement for BS1's plasmids) are nothing special, and as the BSI thread here mentioned (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=84188.msg1682739#msg1682739), the shooter theme doesn't even fit the game all that well. There have been times when I really wished I could interact with NPCs in ways other than shooting them.

This article (http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/EricSchwarz/20130415/190441/BioShock_Infinites_Combat_Mechanics_Regression.php) (warning: long post) covers the problems I have with the gameplay, and Battman summarizes my view nicely (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=84188.msg1682758#msg1682758).

All in all, I wish I'd gotten it on sale 6-12 months from release instead of pre-ordering it.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 27, 2013, 06:55:50 pm
yeah, pre-ordering is pretty much never a good idea.  unless you just can't live without that alternate skin or whatever the asinine 'bonus' is.
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Post by: An4ximandros on May 27, 2013, 10:28:45 pm
 Moar STO. The new Romulan campaign is pretty good (for Cryptic anyway.) "Mind Games" was well done. :nod:
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Post by: Hobbie on May 27, 2013, 11:54:38 pm
Hurrah Star Trek Online! Got my hands on a Vesta-class for my Science Officer this weekend. The versatility! So amazing!

Plus having six Tetryon beams firing at will with nary a drop in weapon power is pretty impressive on a Science ship.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on May 28, 2013, 12:36:26 am
Just started playing World of Tanks today. After I finished Girls und Panzer, it left a tank-sized hole in my life. I miss Panzer Commander...
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Post by: Mongoose on May 28, 2013, 12:58:50 am
Working through Doom 3 at the moment.  It fees kind of like a poor man's Half-Life, but it's been fun enough so far.  And while I haven't succumbed to it yet, man, it is blatantly obvious why the duct tape mod is the first thing that people did with it. :p
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Post by: Patriot on May 28, 2013, 12:53:46 pm
what server Scourge, NA?

also, i wouldn't advise going down the chinese tankline until you've played the other nations first, so you're prepared for a toned-down version those tech trees combined(the T-34 for example) though after tier 6(7 in the case of the heavy line) will you see the chinese adaptations of russian tanks

Else i would recommend the turreted Tank Destroyer line of the USA, on it myself, having a blast in what most my clanmates/friends call the most useless TD ever. I prove them wrong by winning Clan Wars matches for them in it xD
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on May 28, 2013, 01:47:20 pm
what server Scourge, NA?

I don't recall choosing a server, so I'm going to assume it's North America.

I'm working my way up (down?) the Russian light tree, saving up for the tier III.

And speaking of tank destroyers, there is one Tier II or III that I keep seeing, that always completely messes me up. From the front it just looks like a box, and rounds just bounce off it while it pegs me in one or two hits.
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Post by: StarSlayer on May 28, 2013, 02:59:10 pm
It's not really a bad game; it just didn't live anywhere near up to the hype, not an uncommon problem I suppose.

It has a lot going for it -- story, atmosphere, artwork, graphics, music, VA, probably other things I'm forgetting -- but it isn't all that fun to play. The weapons and vigors (replacement for BS1's plasmids) are nothing special, and as the BSI thread here mentioned (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=84188.msg1682739#msg1682739), the shooter theme doesn't even fit the game all that well. There have been times when I really wished I could interact with NPCs in ways other than shooting them.

This article (http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/EricSchwarz/20130415/190441/BioShock_Infinites_Combat_Mechanics_Regression.php) (warning: long post) covers the problems I have with the gameplay, and Battman summarizes my view nicely (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=84188.msg1682758#msg1682758).

All in all, I wish I'd gotten it on sale 6-12 months from release instead of pre-ordering it.

If ever there was a game that deserved some type of non lethal take down, I'd vote Infinite.  I found there really were not many enemies in that game that I had any real motivation to want to kill.  I think the temple with the Wilkes Booth Worshipers was the only time I had no issue going in guns a blazing.  It really would have been better served with a more stealthy approach of sneaking round Colombia with limited gunplay than being a cravat wearing murder machine.
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Post by: Nakura on May 29, 2013, 01:35:30 pm
Right now I'm playing Final Fantasy X and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

I was playing Persona 3, but after putting in 40 hours of gameplay, I realized that I would need to grind for at least another ~5 hours and so I'm taking a rather lengthy break from it.
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Post by: Suongadon on May 29, 2013, 02:10:46 pm
Played more than the first fifteen minutes of Tomb Raider, finally. Its so glorious and purdy and awesomeful.

Y U FALSE AVERTIZE SQUARE!
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Post by: Patriot on May 29, 2013, 02:20:27 pm
And speaking of tank destroyers, there is one Tier II or III that I keep seeing, that always completely messes me up. From the front it just looks like a box, and rounds just bounce off it while it pegs me in one or two hits.

Ah, that would most likely be an American T18, which is the last turretless TD if you so choose it to be, of course you can still go down the other line, but eh.

It raeps, first time i played it at my buddies house to show him how it's done i nailed an 8 kill TG in it xD
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Post by: Kobrar44 on May 29, 2013, 02:33:16 pm
Gave SW:FC a try today. It was boring as hell. I don't know what's going on, but that may be the first RTS, which didn't turn on my inner builder.
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Post by: deathfun on May 29, 2013, 08:40:03 pm
Am I playing Amnesia correctly? I think I am
http://www.twitch.tv/nukedpixels/c/2350850
Because clearly the entire point of the game is to make totem poles out of skulls

Right now I'm playing Final Fantasy X and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

I was playing Persona 3, but after putting in 40 hours of gameplay, I realized that I would need to grind for at least another ~5 hours and so I'm taking a rather lengthy break from it.

Two people I know have been doing nothing but Persona 3, 4, Arena for the past month now
Gotta love that grind
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Post by: NGTM-1R on May 29, 2013, 09:10:07 pm
And speaking of tank destroyers, there is one Tier II or III that I keep seeing, that always completely messes me up. From the front it just looks like a box, and rounds just bounce off it while it pegs me in one or two hits.

T18. 51mm of frontal armor and 75mm derpgun mean it would not be out of place at Tier 4.
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Post by: ssmit132 on May 30, 2013, 12:36:31 am
Two people I know have been doing nothing but Persona 3, 4, Arena for the past month now
Gotta love that grind

I've started playing Devil Survivor Overclocked (the 3DS re-release, and also my first Shin Megami Tensei game) and I think I may have to do quite a bit of grinding too, especially since I barely won my last battle. I mean, I can put some music or a DVD on while I do it, but it's still a bit tedious. I am interested in the story though, as dark as it is going to get (and I know it's going to get quite, quite dark).
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Post by: General Battuta on May 30, 2013, 12:46:24 am
(http://i.imgur.com/ESM863J.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/e8fOcX7.gif)

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Post by: Scourge of Ages on May 30, 2013, 12:59:18 am
Just waitin' for a good sale, General...
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Post by: Fury on May 30, 2013, 01:35:06 am
What game are those gifs from?
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Post by: deathfun on May 30, 2013, 01:40:35 am
What game are those gifs from?

I believe Wargame: Airland Battle
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Post by: General Battuta on May 30, 2013, 01:47:07 am
What game are those gifs from?

WALB: What A Large Battuta
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Post by: NGTM-1R on May 30, 2013, 01:50:10 am
I'm finding the campaign mode to be...odd, but okay so far.

It does strike me that the preset battle times vs. the starting points/points to win are often highly unrealistic.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on May 30, 2013, 04:15:32 am
Despite the game being called AirLand Battle, US airborne and armor units in campaign seem oddly devoid of helicopters for scouting.

This is pretty painful to someone who knows where that name came from.
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Post by: General Battuta on May 30, 2013, 11:11:06 am
I've barely touched the campaign, and not at all vs. the AI. My understanding is that the TOEs for the units are actually pretty realistic for the period and place, but I don't really know.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on May 30, 2013, 12:21:13 pm
They might be, but on the other hand there's a US armored brigade in here for the Fortress Oslo campaign and it would have organic or at least attached from the Aviation Brigade helicopters, both attack and scout. Similarly, I can deploy elements of the 82nd Airborne early in the campaign, yet they have no helicopters.
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Post by: General Battuta on May 30, 2013, 12:38:02 pm
Scout choppers are fortunately fairly do-withoutable as they're more for wide area overwatch behind the lines than pushing the lines up. Recon infantry are the best!
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Post by: FireSpawn on May 30, 2013, 01:59:46 pm
A bit of Brood War here and there. Also Soul Caliber something or other. It's the one with Yoda.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on May 30, 2013, 03:06:58 pm
Scout choppers are fortunately fairly do-withoutable as they're more for wide area overwatch behind the lines than pushing the lines up. Recon infantry are the best!

There's really no substitute for keeping tabs on leading elements or deployment areas though, because they get out of the way when chased so well. (Until somebody buys a fighter to chase them down but I've usually had a couple minutes to call airstrikes before then.)
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Post by: General Battuta on May 30, 2013, 03:19:18 pm
They can't get out of the way fast enough, generally. Keep them behind your lines, use them as security for your perimeter and rear areas. Don't send 'em up.
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Post by: General Battuta on May 31, 2013, 10:07:11 am
Looks like a nice day for a command vehicle picnic!

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TEN THOUSAND YEARS
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Post by: StarSlayer on May 31, 2013, 10:44:29 am
Looks like a nice day for a command vehicle picnic!

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TEN THOUSAND YEARS

And it cost less than doing it with a TLAM :D
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Post by: NGTM-1R on May 31, 2013, 10:57:39 am
Let me tell you about the Aardvark that crashed into my T-80s and killed them all.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on May 31, 2013, 12:01:18 pm
Somebody buffed iron bombs somewhere because the A-6 became AMAZING when I wasn't looking.
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Post by: jg18 on May 31, 2013, 11:46:43 pm
I was intrigued by all the talk about The Swapper, so I went ahead and got it, swapping out BioShock Infinite for now. I've just started, but I'm wowed already. :eek2:

EDIT: Played for a while and still wowed. If you have any interest in puzzle games, get this game.
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Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on June 01, 2013, 10:34:40 pm
Decided to crank the difficulty of Daytona USA 2 Power Edition to Hardest and try racing on Expert with the J.C. Eagle on Automatic Transmission. The slowest car in the game on the hardest course. What could possibly go right?

"Your place: 1st"

...

Wat. :wtf:
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Post by: ssmit132 on June 02, 2013, 12:10:45 am
Slowly making my way through Devil Survivor. I'm starting to find out how my dialogue choices might be affecting other characters.

Namely, the fact that letting Midori run around with a spare COMP might not have been a good idea, considering that it reduced the number of days on her death clock. :nervous:

The death clock itself is a pretty interesting game and plot mechanic, by the way. It adds a nice display of possible consequences to your actions.
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Post by: crizza on June 02, 2013, 06:05:26 am
Totally fixed on Crusader Kings 2.
As long as I'm emperor, the HRE will endure^^
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Post by: deathfun on June 02, 2013, 07:01:50 am
Warframe

So far, it's been pretty badass. Haven't put it down since I started playing it
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on June 02, 2013, 03:54:14 pm
What's your name?  AndrewofDoom has already started a Clan named the 81st Screaming Weasels in honor of one of the GTD Bastion's squadrons.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on June 02, 2013, 07:22:53 pm
TheCloven since deathfun was apparently already taken
...that sonuvawhore
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on June 02, 2013, 08:38:19 pm
Still working on Doom 3, and besides the ever-present flashlight thing, there are a few other elements that I'd personally qualify as poor game design, or at the very least as annoying.  I think Id was trying to go for a straight-up survival horror feel, but they translated that to having new waves of enemies spawn almost every time you walk into a new room, or grab a conspicuous health pack or ammo dump, or have to backtrack to a previous area.  The scare effect doesn't work when you know it's coming around every corner, and I just wind up mashing quick-save every minute in case the next one spawns right in my face and shreds most of my health.  On top of that, while the demons randomly spawning in via portals make a decent amount of in-universe sense, what doesn't are the human zombies hanging around behind all sorts of panels that seem designed solely as hiding places for them.  Nothing kills immersion faster than really game-y elements like that.

Also, like 98% of the game has taken place in the same exact future-industrial-tech environment.  I mean it's a cool look, but dear lord, I want to be able to stare at something other than a bunch of pipes and gauges.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 03, 2013, 04:34:08 pm
I am going to mash the AI in campaign flat in WALB, because I freaking can.

Some of the units available lack useful units with which to push an offensive though. Cheap tanks (or any tanks) and/or IFVs are really the best way to move into position and shove into someone's backside and some groups just don't have them.
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Post by: An4ximandros on June 06, 2013, 01:22:18 am
 I just had the pleasure of playing the legendary mod turned standalone FPS game of my favorite childhood game: TS Reborn (https://www.bluehellproductions.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=26670)

 To enhance the awesome: bombing Nod with a Bomber Fleet is ****in' awesome. And some basterd hijacked my Disruptor once, too bad for him as a Mammoth MK II was following my lead. :P
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Post by: MP-Ryan on June 07, 2013, 02:10:53 pm
I am now finally playing Bioshock Infinite.  It's excellent, but the checkpoint-based save system is ****ing awful.
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Post by: Scotty on June 09, 2013, 01:00:32 pm
Starting up a BattleTech LP as soon as I get home from training.  Should get the ball rolling in just under a week.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 09, 2013, 04:41:34 pm
Mechwarrior Online again. Right now I'm focusing on mastering the Spider, which takes an irritatingly long time. I'm also trying to save up enough to fully customize my Misery.

Though one piece of awesomeness did happen today: managed to one-shot a mostly undamaged Atlas with a Hunchback. I think I scored a lucky cockpit shot with the autocannon. That was amazing.
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Post by: General Battuta on June 10, 2013, 01:20:08 pm
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 10, 2013, 05:39:29 pm
Aircraft and helos can collide, something I discovered why one of my GR1s clotheslined a Lynx.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 10, 2013, 08:16:38 pm
Also rocket pods on airplanes are the most useless things ever.
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Post by: General Battuta on June 10, 2013, 08:21:04 pm
Also rocket pods on airplanes are the most useless things ever.

INCORRECT as the draken and lim are the best planes in the game!

I am now ranked 65th in the world at this dumb game and I do not want to work hard enough to be ranked any higher.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 10, 2013, 08:26:02 pm
INCORRECT as the draken and lim are the best planes in the game!

Zunis then, multiple passes are an invitation to get blown apart.
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Post by: General Battuta on June 10, 2013, 08:38:13 pm
You are not wrong and honestly most of the plane mounted rocket pods are only 'not bad' because they happen to come on planes that also have multiple autocannons.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on June 10, 2013, 09:33:26 pm
Getting closer to the end of Doom 3, and I've also installed Far Cry to continue the trend of "shooters I should have played years ago."  A few minutes in, and...I'm having difficulties.
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Post by: deathfun on June 10, 2013, 09:36:48 pm
I've noticed you kept popping on and off of that game :P

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Post by: Mongoose on June 10, 2013, 11:24:05 pm
Well the first difficulty was that the game flat-out refuses to load with the lighting bumped above a certain level, which is apparently a processor affinity thing.  And then there's something with shadow settings possibly murdering framerate...and then there's the game itself. :p
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Post by: FireSpawn on June 11, 2013, 02:25:53 am
Played a bit of TS Reborn the other day. I was a fun hour.
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Post by: CommanderDJ on June 11, 2013, 04:56:52 am
Super late to the party, but I started playing KSP yesterday. Good fun so far!
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 11, 2013, 05:16:36 am
Man are you trying to step to me with VDV and Hind-As because I have M113s in that treeline.

And it worked. It ****ing worked. For the second time I have managed to ambush attack helicopters with APCs.
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Post by: General Battuta on June 11, 2013, 09:53:24 am
Man are you trying to step to me with VDV and Hind-As because I have M113s in that treeline.

And it worked. It ****ing worked. For the second time I have managed to ambush attack helicopters with APCs.

Wait, what, how did the Hinds not eat them alive  :confused:
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Post by: StarSlayer on June 11, 2013, 10:27:43 am
Man are you trying to step to me with VDV and Hind-As because I have M113s in that treeline.

And it worked. It ****ing worked. For the second time I have managed to ambush attack helicopters with APCs.

Wait, what, how did the Hinds not eat them alive  :confused:

Unless WAB plays it different than EE, helos always sucked against troops and vehicles in a forest, Ma Deuces could make short work of expensive Gunships when they are right above.  I assume NGTM lured them over the forest thinking they had easy kills? 
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Post by: General Battuta on June 11, 2013, 10:43:54 am
Hinds are armored and unless they get stunned can withstand pretty arbitrary amounts of machine gun fire. You're thinking of the majority of helos that are unarmored. But .50 cals in mass could definitely be a threat if the guy driving the Hinds around is dumb.
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Post by: StarSlayer on June 11, 2013, 11:09:09 am
Hinds are armored and unless they get stunned can withstand pretty arbitrary amounts of machine gun fire. You're thinking of the majority of helos that are unarmored. But .50 cals in mass could definitely be a threat if the guy driving the Hinds around is dumb.

I admit WAB could be much different but I've eaten a swarm of Hinds with two units of Jager and Fuchs with a supply truck in a forest.  That was back in EE though, I haven't had time to play anything for the past month.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 11, 2013, 01:09:57 pm
Wait, what, how did the Hinds not eat them alive  :confused:

I assume they were out of rockets, but really all I know is nobody appeared to notice the charge of the crappy things over the fifty meters they had to go and it was sixteen on four. They were rookies and panic-locked before they got off much gunfire.
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Post by: StarSlayer on June 11, 2013, 01:30:35 pm
You rushed across open ground with M113s and nabbed them?  That's pretty sweet. 

Reminds me of when I was playing a 1/285th WWII Tabletop wargame and I mounted up a platoon of Panzer grenadiers in Opels, drove up to this Polish tank platoon that both my Panzer IIIs and Stukas had failed to dislodge, dismounted them close assaulted the tanks.  They managed to pop two of the three, survive the return fire with no casualties, my next turn I mounted them back up and drove them to the back of our lines with the intention of sending them all back to Berlin for Iron Crosses.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on June 11, 2013, 06:29:15 pm
Well the first difficulty was that the game flat-out refuses to load with the lighting bumped above a certain level, which is apparently a processor affinity thing.  And then there's something with shadow settings possibly murdering framerate...and then there's the game itself. :p

if you're playing retail far cry, patch to 1.33 and no further.  last time i played it, i had a wee problem in that i was getting sub-par performance (like, 30 fps and plenty of loading hitches) with modern hardware that should have made the game cry and not the other way around.  i'm STILL not sure how i ended up fixing it, but fiddling around with settings eventually got it to max out with a constant 60 FPS like it should.  other people on the ubi forum reported similar occurrences. 

you could also try installing the Far Cry Addon Mod (FCAM, it's on moddb) to get it working.  bonus to doing this is you get proper widescreen without the headache of hacking a mostly working sort of widescreen via the console/ini's. 
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Post by: deathfun on June 11, 2013, 06:55:15 pm
Got myself back into Civilization V after the 12.49 deal on Steam this past weekend
Decided to try out an "Epic" game as Germany

I just found out about the mechanic where when you have too many units, your production decreases by 10% each unit
Dammit Barbarians, stop joining me when I crush you!

On the plus side, I've never had to physically create a unit. So many archers, so many Brutes... so little I can do with them anymore (All the city states and cities are a defense level that I can't call acceptable losses)
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Post by: Mongoose on June 11, 2013, 07:52:24 pm
Well the first difficulty was that the game flat-out refuses to load with the lighting bumped above a certain level, which is apparently a processor affinity thing.  And then there's something with shadow settings possibly murdering framerate...and then there's the game itself. :p

if you're playing retail far cry, patch to 1.33 and no further.  last time i played it, i had a wee problem in that i was getting sub-par performance (like, 30 fps and plenty of loading hitches) with modern hardware that should have made the game cry and not the other way around.  i'm STILL not sure how i ended up fixing it, but fiddling around with settings eventually got it to max out with a constant 60 FPS like it should.  other people on the ubi forum reported similar occurrences. 

you could also try installing the Far Cry Addon Mod (FCAM, it's on moddb) to get it working.  bonus to doing this is you get proper widescreen without the headache of hacking a mostly working sort of widescreen via the console/ini's. 
Unfortunately the Steam version looks like it's at 1.4, so I can't do much about that.  Even when fiddling around with the processor affinity, moving the Lighting setting to anything above "High" seems to lock things up, so I guess that's staying there.  (I only have a single-core processor, but the hyper-threading creates the same issue.)  Oddly enough, I haven't seen the FPS hits that some people have reported when setting the Shadow detail too high.  I did experience something rather disconcerting that I think was caused by choosing hardware sound...after a few seconds of sound playing, my speakers started screeching like some sort of godawful feedback loop, and it continued any time I tried to play audio in any other applications until a restart.  For all I know that's a hardware issue on my end, but lord knows I'm sticking to the software setting from now on.

You know, I don't know what Crytek did with this game, but I've run games significantly older than this on modern-ish hardware without a hitch, and this is already giving me trouble. :p
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Post by: headdie on June 11, 2013, 08:05:23 pm
Well the first difficulty was that the game flat-out refuses to load with the lighting bumped above a certain level, which is apparently a processor affinity thing.  And then there's something with shadow settings possibly murdering framerate...and then there's the game itself. :p

if you're playing retail far cry, patch to 1.33 and no further.  last time i played it, i had a wee problem in that i was getting sub-par performance (like, 30 fps and plenty of loading hitches) with modern hardware that should have made the game cry and not the other way around.  i'm STILL not sure how i ended up fixing it, but fiddling around with settings eventually got it to max out with a constant 60 FPS like it should.  other people on the ubi forum reported similar occurrences. 

you could also try installing the Far Cry Addon Mod (FCAM, it's on moddb) to get it working.  bonus to doing this is you get proper widescreen without the headache of hacking a mostly working sort of widescreen via the console/ini's. 
Unfortunately the Steam version looks like it's at 1.4, so I can't do much about that.  Even when fiddling around with the processor affinity, moving the Lighting setting to anything above "High" seems to lock things up, so I guess that's staying there.  (I only have a single-core processor, but the hyper-threading creates the same issue.)  Oddly enough, I haven't seen the FPS hits that some people have reported when setting the Shadow detail too high.  I did experience something rather disconcerting that I think was caused by choosing hardware sound...after a few seconds of sound playing, my speakers started screeching like some sort of godawful feedback loop, and it continued any time I tried to play audio in any other applications until a restart.  For all I know that's a hardware issue on my end, but lord knows I'm sticking to the software setting from now on.

You know, I don't know what Crytek did with this game, but I've run games significantly older than this on modern-ish hardware without a hitch, and this is already giving me trouble. :p

first game to use the Crytec engine and it was the "Crysis" of its time, IE a PC melter, though at least then a good gaming rig could run it reasonably well unlike Crysis
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on June 11, 2013, 08:20:05 pm
crysis ran reasonably well also so long as you didn't try to max it on hardware that couldn't handle it.  just like with any game really.  in fact, for whatever reason, it was always surprisingly smooth even at only 25-30 FPS.  i'm still baffled by this, because in any other game i can easily detect framerates around 40 and it is often an annoyance.

also, i'm not sure how steam handles these things, but you could try downloading the 1.33 patch anyway (or at the very least find one of the unofficial 1.4x patches released by modders).  unless it was fixed for the steam release, 1.4 essentially broke single player.  the AI can see and shoot through some walls, and i think there was also an issue with a couple of the guns.
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Post by: Mongoose on June 11, 2013, 08:41:56 pm
Oh, so that's why something was magically perforating me through a quonset hut? :D
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Post by: Dark Hunter on June 12, 2013, 12:29:01 am
I have come to the conclusion that the Spider-5K is the suckiest 'Mech I've ever seen.

4 ballistic hardpoints... on a 'Mech that can mount MAYBE one autocannon due to weight restrictions. Currently I have it running quadruple machine guns (with a Med. Pulse as backup), but that doesn't really do much. (I have heard of people putting an AC 10 on this thing for lulz, but I don't have the C-Bills to spend on lulz).

Selling this one the instant I master the Spider. Pretty much the only reason to run it is XP gathering.


In other 'Mech news, trying to decide what to do with the torso ballistic and energy hardpoints on the Misery. By default they mount a Large laser and an AC 10, but I'm wondering if I can improve on either one of them significantly. I'd like a long range weapon... either an ER-PPC or Gauss. Probably the PPC, given I have this thing loaded down with heat sinks and Gauss cannons also need ammo.
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Post by: Mongoose on June 14, 2013, 12:20:56 am
Powered through the end of Doom 3 the other day.  While the major flaws I mentioned earlier wound up persisting throughout the whole thing, I'd rate it an enjoyable experience overall.  The environments did wind up getting some variation by the end, with Hell being creepy-cool, and the lowest base areas reminding me a lot of the vitrified testing chambers from Portal 2.  The story presentation was an interesting attempt to take the classic bare-bones "kill all the demons!"  premise and re-cast it in a more plausible, grounded light...I wouldn't give it any awards, but it got the job done.  One little element that stood out in a positive way was the environment interaction: instead of the usual "press E to do everything" command, your crosshair turned into a cursor when interacting with a touchscreen in-game, and it felt really seamless and immersive.

Now I'm working on the expansion, and oh jeez...they've managed to take the Gravity Gun and eliminate just about everything that was so intuitive and graceful about it.
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Post by: FireSpawn on June 14, 2013, 01:20:38 am
I was sent a copy of NGE: Girlfriend of Steel by a friend of mine.  Reaction after playing/listening/watching it for 15 minutes last night?
...
..."Wat?"   :wtf:
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Post by: Mongoose on June 18, 2013, 09:29:41 pm
The local branch of a smaller game store chain is unfortunately going out of business, so I hit them up for some discounts.  Kind of a Nintendo coup, since I wound up with Super Mario Galaxy, The Conduit, and...Super Mario 64.  Which I have somehow never played.  I'm a terrible person.
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Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on June 18, 2013, 10:18:04 pm
That's not too bad. Did you get the original or Super Mario 64 DS?
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Post by: Mongoose on June 18, 2013, 10:32:35 pm
The original, for old-school cred.  Gotta love big chunky cartridges.
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Post by: crizza on June 19, 2013, 04:47:26 pm
Super Mario 64.  Which I have somehow never played.  I'm a terrible person.
Dude, nothing ruins a friendship like playing this and loads of beer^^
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Post by: Lorric on June 19, 2013, 05:18:56 pm
Dude, nothing ruins a friendship like playing this and loads of beer^^

I am curious. Would you mind elaborating?
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Post by: crizza on June 19, 2013, 07:35:15 pm
Dude, nothing ruins a friendship like playing this and loads of beer^^

I am curious. Would you mind elaborating?
Ah, crap, I confused it with Mario Cart on the Nintendo64, my bad.
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Post by: Lorric on June 19, 2013, 07:39:37 pm
Dude, nothing ruins a friendship like playing this and loads of beer^^

I am curious. Would you mind elaborating?
Ah, crap, I confused it with Mario Cart on the Nintendo64, my bad.

Ah, now things make sense!  :D
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Post by: Mongoose on June 19, 2013, 08:32:51 pm
Drunk Mario Kart 64 was pretty much a nightly event for some people in my freshman-year dorm. :D
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Post by: LHN91 on June 19, 2013, 09:01:24 pm
Same here. Lots of drunk Mario Kart 64 played in the next room over first year.
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Post by: deathfun on June 19, 2013, 09:33:50 pm
Mario Kart is the only game my sister can beat me at these days (Wii version)
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Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on June 20, 2013, 11:23:37 am
I still hold Mario Kart DS as one of my favourite games on the DS. :D
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Post by: Deepstar on June 20, 2013, 12:08:45 pm
Yesterday i started the Hard Mode of "Shadow of the Colossus" on good old Playstation 2 (quite apart from the fact i do not own a PS3, maybe it will change after the PS4 release :)) for first time for a video LP.

And because i am somewhat of unofficial Co-Developer or at least translator for the Augmented Mod i also play Archimedean Dynasty :-)
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Post by: Sarafan on June 20, 2013, 04:12:05 pm
And because i am somewhat of unofficial Co-Developer or at least translator for the Augmented Mod i also play Archimedean Dynasty :-)

Do you know where I can get Archimedean Dinasty? I finished Aquanox 1 and 2 and want to play the first.
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Post by: Deepstar on June 21, 2013, 12:12:42 pm
And because i am somewhat of unofficial Co-Developer or at least translator for the Augmented Mod i also play Archimedean Dynasty :-)

Do you know where I can get Archimedean Dinasty? I finished Aquanox 1 and 2 and want to play the first.

No idea, sorry. I bought my german version back in 1998 and the english one... after AquaNox2 in 2003 afaik. Maybe you have luck on eBay or Amazon.

Or you buy the german version (Schleichfahrt) and someone could send you the english exe and textfiles, even the ship computer as well the cutscenes are still german.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 21, 2013, 12:15:29 pm
I gather it's abandonware and if you poke around a bit you can find it.
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Post by: The E on June 21, 2013, 12:48:07 pm
Got myself Crysis 3.

It's actually pretty damn good, and those face animations are godly.
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Post by: FlamingCobra on June 21, 2013, 01:06:56 pm
I'm playing Super Mario Sunshine and Mario Golf Toadstool Tour
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Post by: deathfun on June 22, 2013, 06:58:06 am
Dead Space 3
Loving it
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Post by: Sarafan on June 22, 2013, 03:33:27 pm

No idea, sorry. I bought my german version back in 1998 and the english one... after AquaNox2 in 2003 afaik. Maybe you have luck on eBay or Amazon.

Or you buy the german version (Schleichfahrt) and someone could send you the english exe and textfiles, even the ship computer as well the cutscenes are still german.

I gather it's abandonware and if you poke around a bit you can find it.

Is it as good as Aquanox 1 and 2?

Does it have the ""amazing"" voice acting of the two? :lol:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Deepstar on June 22, 2013, 04:14:26 pm

No idea, sorry. I bought my german version back in 1998 and the english one... after AquaNox2 in 2003 afaik. Maybe you have luck on eBay or Amazon.

Or you buy the german version (Schleichfahrt) and someone could send you the english exe and textfiles, even the ship computer as well the cutscenes are still german.

I gather it's abandonware and if you poke around a bit you can find it.

Is it as good as Aquanox 1 and 2?

Does it have the ""amazing"" voice acting of the two? :lol:

Archimedean Dynasty is a complete different game. It is more like FreeSpace with underwater effects like currents and it is not a First-Person Shooter :).

And the game do not have any voice-acting except in cutscenes as well the ship computer. But you have Multiple-Choice dialogues on stations instead :).
But i read, that the english text translation is very confusing sometimes, this bad translation originally leads to the Augmented mod. Even it is also fixing bugs in missions, now.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 22, 2013, 08:19:52 pm
Is it as good as Aquanox 1 and 2?

Certainly as 1. It shares more in common with Wing Commander/Privateer, however.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on June 23, 2013, 11:13:25 pm
Starting The Book of Unwritten Tales. Wrapping up The Swapper (stuck on two puzzles :banghead:) and BioShock Infinite (stuck on the ever-so-enjoyable endgame :banghead:). Also playing some Rift, of course.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on June 23, 2013, 11:28:51 pm
Been playing The Last of Us.

Pretty good. The environments are amazing, and the variety of options in gameplay is very nice. It is also always fun to have AI partners who don't suck, which this game pulled off pretty well.

"Clickers" can go die in a fire though (literally true now I have a flamethrower, mwahahaha!). Instant kill attacks are not fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on June 24, 2013, 01:06:25 am
Got back to playing Perfect Dark and GoldenEye (the N64 ones).

Cripes, I need to get rid of my auto-aim dependency. Anyone have any reliable tips?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on June 24, 2013, 01:52:51 am
Don't get shot
Use more bullets
Cheats

Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on June 24, 2013, 08:50:28 am
Don't get shot
Use more bullets
Cheats



This makes me want to say: "Avoid the beams and you won't get hit."
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on June 24, 2013, 10:13:24 pm
oh the good old days of n64 when auto aim was necessary and accepted.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 25, 2013, 04:58:19 pm
Convince Yourself The Company Of Heros 2 Beta Was Good Enough To Justify Preorder
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on June 30, 2013, 04:06:55 am

Warframe Contest that they're doing
Figured I'd submit something

I can't believe I'm still playing this game. Have yet to really put it down despite 160+ hours later

EDIT: Totally forgot to give the embed a go
EDIT2: Doesn't like it
EDIT3: Nevermind, got it to work
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on June 30, 2013, 05:25:11 pm
XCOM.

SO ADDICTIVE.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on July 05, 2013, 04:18:33 am
CortexCommand with ALL THE MODS!

And a little MC-Technic.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on July 05, 2013, 06:29:47 am
Is Cortex Command properly playable now, i checked it out a few months ago but wasn't too impressed with the available functionality.

Haven't decided on whether or not to abandon it outright
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on July 05, 2013, 11:12:15 am
Is Cortex Command properly playable now, i checked it out a few months ago but wasn't too impressed with the available functionality.

Haven't decided on whether or not to abandon it outright

It still doesn't have a proper campaign mode and the ai for player units is still borked, but the mods make up for it in my opinion.  All I can do is recommend that you check it again, try a couple of good mods (they are quite easy to spot and install) and make a decision based on that.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on July 05, 2013, 02:48:23 pm
i've been re-addicted to playing skirmishes in kane's wrath.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on July 05, 2013, 04:31:13 pm
 Got sucked into STO again thanks to Legacy of Romulus (Hurr) and that stupid, sexy Scimitar model. The ability to use Thalaron weapons did remind me of something (http://caffeine-fueled.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/civilization-nukes.jpg) though, so I made this: http://imageshack.us/a/img827/1926/rz27.png
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on July 06, 2013, 05:10:23 am
Played a little SS2. Felt the need to relive the magic for a bit. Also recently played some more Book of Unwritten Tales.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kobrar44 on July 07, 2013, 09:05:31 am
I managed to buy Witcher 1&2 and DAO for <20$ total. DAO was more expensive than both Witchers together Oo. Now starting with The Witcher and judging the number of sex opportunities in this game, no wonder it succeeded worldwide.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 08, 2013, 09:53:05 pm
I reinstalled both TrackMania Nations Forever and Descent 3. At last, I've reinstalled every single game I want on this PC. I also played the former and finally got around to making a paint scheme based on the Singapore flag. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: TwentyPercentCooler on July 09, 2013, 02:23:02 am
I have gotten sucked back into RIFT now that its free, and thankfully the F2P model doesn't suck hilariously (looking at you, SWTOR).

Also been playing a lot of Firefall. It's reasonably fun for a beta.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on July 09, 2013, 02:58:50 am
Picked up a secondhand copy of Witcher 2: Extended Edition yesterday for Ecks-Bawcks, so I'm gonna give it a go.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mikes on July 09, 2013, 10:23:05 am
I reinstalled both TrackMania Nations Forever and Descent 3. At last, I've reinstalled every single game I want on this PC. I also played the former and finally got around to making a paint scheme based on the Singapore flag. :D

It's kinda sad that most times when the Witcher series is mentioned all people talk about is the "sex" and not that it is one of the best (yet flawed) dark fantasy RPGs/RPG series ever made, not that it has an incredible storyline and even more incredible characters and not that it is one of the few games that treats consequences for player actions seriously. (And not just in that simple bioware black and white manner either.)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on July 09, 2013, 02:12:16 pm
To be honest, when I picked up the game I didn't even think about the naughty bits. I just wanted something to take the space of "Dark Messiah of Might & Magic" on my shelf and saw a game that I've heard loads of good things about, based on a book series that I've also heard loads of good things about, going for a price that I have nothing but good things to say about.

Gameplay has been fun so far and the story is interesting, but I'll admit that I've only just reached Flotsam.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 10, 2013, 06:00:23 am
I played TrackMania Nations Forever until I'm within the top 700 000 players in the world! :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on July 10, 2013, 06:35:06 am
I'm waiting for Terraria 1.2 to be implemented so I can go back to playing that

I WANT MY NEW SHOTGUN DAMMIT
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on July 10, 2013, 02:48:38 pm
got the half-life complete pack from steam yesterday.  i've never played any of them.  someone who is familiar help me out here - should i even bother with the original?  from what i understand "source" is supposed to be the exact game ported to the HL2 engine.  and therefore presumably better performing/looking.  and then there's that mod that remade HL1 right?  i think i even downloaded it when it came out.  i think i saw something about an HD upgrade with blue shift too.

someone tell me which one to play. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on July 10, 2013, 05:51:17 pm
Black Mesa
Just play that if you're having thoughts about HL1 being "meh"

I'd still play HL1 regardless. It may not look totally fantastic, but I'm not one to let graphics bother me. Afterall, I enjoy my old games too much to let that happen
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on July 10, 2013, 07:41:15 pm
graphics won't bother me so much as clunky gameplay.  the main reason i ask is that i want to know if i'd be missing anything about the original, or getting a different experience (apart from graphics of course) by playing one of the remakes.  is it like playing the FS2 retail campaign with the MVPs, or is it like playing FSPort.  the "same" game, but little things like missile effectiveness actually change the game in a non-trivial way.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on July 10, 2013, 07:43:51 pm
From what I've heard, the Valve-released Half-Life: Source is a pretty half-assed port.  I don't know if it affects anything mechanically, but if you have the original game as well, I don't see any reason not to play it instead.  Obviously Black Mesa: Source, being a full-fledged fan remake, plays quite a bit differently to the original.

Speaking personally, I generally like to play the original versions of stuff the first time through if at all possible, just to get the same experience that people had when it was brand-new.  It also helps you gain a better perspective on just how much fan-made projects like the SCP and FSU have managed to accomplish.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on July 10, 2013, 09:38:11 pm
usually i do too, but every once in a while there's a remake/upgrade/whatever that makes the original totally irrelevant because the new one is a pure upgrade with no drawbacks or loss of..... feeling? from the original.  with a game this old, i wouldn't mind skipping the original if the remake was like this.  i've found very early generation FPS's kindof taxing in the gameplay department when playing them now. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on July 11, 2013, 10:18:38 pm
From what I've heard, the Valve-released Half-Life: Source is a pretty half-assed port.  I don't know if it affects anything mechanically, but if you have the original game as well, I don't see any reason not to play it instead.  Obviously Black Mesa: Source, being a full-fledged fan remake, plays quite a bit differently to the original.

The aspects somewhat changed are that you get transparent, Source-esque water and supposedly more realistic physics. From some of the videos I've seen, it looks like it's just unnaturally saturated.

I still play the original Half-Life every now and then with its expansions Blue Shift and Opposing Force (every other time, I play with the HD Pack). Blue Shift is meh (but at least that game's Xen segment didn't suck!), and Opposing Force is awesome (I used to play multiplayer with my buddies on LAN two years ago, and we had a laugh *****ing at each other for when we went "Don't Cross The Streams" or "Kill the camper with the M40)."

Welp, I've been finally given some breathing time for some RPGs, and while I'm waiting for the next Ys installment to come out, I've been playing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on July 11, 2013, 10:27:55 pm
 The Nostalgia Trip; Star Trek: DS9 - The Fallen.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on July 11, 2013, 10:52:12 pm
From what I've heard, the Valve-released Half-Life: Source is a pretty half-assed port.  I don't know if it affects anything mechanically, but if you have the original game as well, I don't see any reason not to play it instead.  Obviously Black Mesa: Source, being a full-fledged fan remake, plays quite a bit differently to the original.

The aspects somewhat changed are that you get transparent, Source-esque water and supposedly more realistic physics. From some of the videos I've seen, it looks like it's just unnaturally saturated.

I still play the original Half-Life every now and then with its expansions Blue Shift and Opposing Force (every other time, I play with the HD Pack). Blue Shift is meh (but at least that game's Xen segment didn't suck!), and Opposing Force is awesome (I used to play multiplayer with my buddies on LAN two years ago, and we had a laugh *****ing at each other for when we went "Don't Cross The Streams" or "Kill the camper with the M40)."
Heh, sounds fun.  If you still have anyone around to play it with, someone out there ported the PS2-exclusive "Decay" co-op campaign to the PC version.  You can technically get through it by yourself, in that you can hit a key to switch back and forth between the two characters as needed, but I'd imagine it'd be much more enjoyable playing it as intended.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on July 12, 2013, 12:28:52 am
Seeing as I'm without internet for the foreseeable future I've started playing Mechwarrior 4 Mercs again. With the MekPak of course. A pair of CUAC20s on a Talos is an extraordinary sight to behold.

I'm still having trouble building a quad-PPC Awesome of any variant without it promptly melting after two shots though. That isn't so good because the NPC allies don't know about this strange thing called "heat management" and I'd rather be brawling with the ballistic weapons.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on July 12, 2013, 01:20:06 am
Tenuously playing Resident Evil (remake) with my friend. I say "tenuously," because we are playing it together and only manage to advance the plot about once a week.

Also playing Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. I beat the first one recently, they're such fantastic games.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on July 12, 2013, 03:14:04 am
Almost through Tsukihime. One route left.


And in the meantime I'm continuing with Mechwarrior Online.

Bought a couple of Catapults, and I've been fine-tuning my Misery's loadout. I kind of want to master it, but to do so I need at least two other Stalkers, and those are expensive.
I also bought a Dragon Slayer, but I'm feeling kind of underwhelmed by it. It's decently fast thanks to that XL engine, but its firepower seems weak for an Assault. Maybe it's just my loadout, but I'm really not sure how to improve it.

I'll finish mastering the Spider for now. Once I've done that I can sell the other two Spiders and free up some Mech Bays.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on July 12, 2013, 01:52:58 pm
Seeing as I'm without internet for the foreseeable future I've started playing Mechwarrior 4 Mercs again. With the MekPak of course. A pair of CUAC20s on a Talos is an extraordinary sight to behold.

I'm still having trouble building a quad-PPC Awesome of any variant without it promptly melting after two shots though. That isn't so good because the NPC allies don't know about this strange thing called "heat management" and I'd rather be brawling with the ballistic weapons.
Do you still have an installer of the MekTek version of MW4 somewhere?  I'd love to get back in it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on July 12, 2013, 02:48:16 pm
I think we're all currently playing the annual classic "oh God how much should I spend on today's deals."
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on July 12, 2013, 04:24:58 pm
I think we're all currently playing the annual classic "oh God how much should I spend on today's deals."

Hehe.  QFT.

I actually pruned my wishlist in anticipation of this sale.  In light of the fact that I currently have a backlog of about 8 lengthy games (40+ hours each), I have my wishlist down to just three titles:  Skyrim, XCOM, and The Witcher 2, and I'm not even contemplating a purchase at discounts less than 75%.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on July 12, 2013, 05:30:21 pm
Civ5 - Brave New World
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on July 12, 2013, 06:29:52 pm
Seeing as I'm without internet for the foreseeable future I've started playing Mechwarrior 4 Mercs again. With the MekPak of course. A pair of CUAC20s on a Talos is an extraordinary sight to behold.

I'm still having trouble building a quad-PPC Awesome of any variant without it promptly melting after two shots though. That isn't so good because the NPC allies don't know about this strange thing called "heat management" and I'd rather be brawling with the ballistic weapons.
Do you still have an installer of the MekTek version of MW4 somewhere?  I'd love to get back in it.
I don't know about Hobbie, but I think I might still have my Mercs downloads somewhere. Not sure where, though; I definitely had them as of a year ago, because it's been installed since I reinstalled my operating system (specifically, looks like the folder was created last July; almost exactly a year ago).

If I ever find the actual downloads, I'll let you know.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on July 12, 2013, 07:25:02 pm
Thanks.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on July 14, 2013, 01:17:20 pm
Having a blast playing Uncharted and Gran Turismo 5 and Red Dead Redemption.

omg you guys RDR is so ****ing good.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on July 14, 2013, 02:47:27 pm
Having a blast playing Uncharted and Gran Turismo 5 and Red Dead Redemption.

omg you guys RDR is so ****ing good.

Yeah its funny sometimes it's plain satisfying just walking around on your horse and marveling at the scenery.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on July 14, 2013, 03:36:21 pm
Rocking hard with C&C 3 and Battlezone II, because I was playing them before they became "Classic" and "Retro" respectively.
[/Hipster]
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on July 14, 2013, 04:58:17 pm
Having a blast playing Uncharted and Gran Turismo 5 and Red Dead Redemption.

omg you guys RDR is so ****ing good.

If you're not on Expert aiming I'll have to smack you


Been playing quite a bit of Arma III as of late with folks
Sa-Matra Wasteland is too much fun

However, you can really tell the game is Beta. Hilarious glitches everywhere
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on July 14, 2013, 07:12:09 pm
Minecraft has ensnared me once again.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on July 14, 2013, 07:18:56 pm
extreme G 2 on the old N64 emulator.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 14, 2013, 09:28:54 pm
MapleStory: Mercedes has hit Lv. 103. Crash-levelled Priest from Lv. 63 to 7983.
TrackMania Nations Forever: Re-made custom Singapore skin and played online until I'm within the top 600 000 players in the world.
Descent 3: Created a pilot. :warp:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 15, 2013, 03:57:57 am
So, me, on Steam, talking about my experience with Assault Horizon. (Which, having come into the series here with no preconceptions...I actually find fairly enjoyable. But so short I can't really convince myself it was worth any more than the 9 bucks I spent.)

Quote
Night - The Angriest AMX: So, I and my wingman recieve a distress call from a friendly air base.
Night - The Angriest AMX: ...we go over and clear the fighters off them, but we're short of fuel and spending about five minutes dogfighting is kinda trouble and then TANKS and they don't have any handy so it's guns and mavericks time and I'm now down to five minutes flight time and this airbase is the only one in range.
Night - The Angriest AMX: ...so we land, and it doesn't end the mission, and I notice I can look to my left and see, not 100 meters from where my aircraft is fueling, the wrecks of tanks I killed.
Night - The Angriest AMX: And here comes a friendly Tunguska to set up next to my plane while I fuel, since, you know, the area is hot.
Night - The Angriest AMX: And I'm admiring the detail modeling work when all of sudden his guns go active and he launches a missile a moment later and the flaming wreck of an Su-25 goes flying over my head.
Night - The Angriest AMX: And now I'm taxiing and powering up the runway and hoping to god the tanks I can see about 750 meters off the end of the runway don't kill me before I'm airborne and I make it and JESUS ****ING CHRIST FLANKERS EVERYWHERE
Night - The Angriest AMX: The achievement for this mission is called "Hot Pit Stop"
Night - The Angriest AMX: I now understand why.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on July 15, 2013, 04:26:26 am
It does have its moments, certainly.

It's just that for us AC vets, those moments lack a certain je ne sais quoi.

By which I mean utter insanity.

Like flying into a mine, taking out weapons and other fighters inside, and coming out the other end.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 15, 2013, 04:35:12 am
If I'd paid full price for this I'm pretty sure I'd have been ready to murder people about this game anyways, honestly. The length would have a lot to do with it (sure did with my hatred for Halo 4), but so would the noticeable flaws. And the fact I only got to fly the B-1 once.

Because I don't think they realized how dangerous it was to give me something with enough bombs for every house in the ZIP code.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on July 15, 2013, 05:34:02 am
Still playing Xcom on easy, 'cause it's my first game of this genre.
While the game is certainly entertaining and addictive, it punishes mistakes, such as thinking a downed UFO-transport cannot certainly have anything left after killing several advanced floaters, Mutons, berserkers...and then your colonel sniper runs straight into a trio of crysalids. While I managed to get him out, I attacked the Crysalids with two missiles, the second unfortunately explodes too close to him and bang...bleeds to death 'case I thought my colonel class support wasn't needed and I brougfht another assault...and none carried a medikit -.-
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on July 15, 2013, 05:42:27 am
I saved scum through my first playthrough on XCOM
Because why not
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on July 15, 2013, 07:21:23 pm
about to start bioshock infinite.


something that has been bugging me recently:  why does every game assume it's the first one you've ever installed, and automatically re-install direct X?  it doesn't ever ask if you have it installed, it doesn't check to see, it just installs it.  presumably overwriting the install already there.  and i get to stare at the screen for 5-10 minutes while it thinks.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on July 15, 2013, 07:41:45 pm
I'm pretty sure that the DirectX installer doesn't actually go through the whole installation process if it sees your existing copy is up-to-date, and that it's just confirming as much when that window pops up.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on July 15, 2013, 08:16:10 pm
well it takes a really damn long time to do it then. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on July 16, 2013, 12:29:29 am
Never takes longer than 10 seconds for me, oddly enough.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on July 16, 2013, 01:29:30 am
about to start bioshock infinite.


something that has been bugging me recently:  why does every game assume it's the first one you've ever installed, and automatically re-install direct X?  it doesn't ever ask if you have it installed, it doesn't check to see, it just installs it.  presumably overwriting the install already there.  and i get to stare at the screen for 5-10 minutes while it thinks.

The reason for this is MS' licensing, and their refusal to treat DirectX as part of the OS for updating purposes.

That means that every DX game has to ship the version of DirectX it's built to run on (There are several versions of DX9c, all slightly different), and run the installer to make sure that everything is in place. The installer itself does several things, it checks all DX files for integrity as well as copying and registering the new dlls (if any). This will take time (Less when using SSDs).

It's just part of the price you have to pay to be part of the PC GAMING MASTER RACE. If you want to just play games, come on over to the console side.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on July 16, 2013, 01:34:27 am
Been playing Ys I (the Steam Chronicles version)... grrr... the freaking Final Boss pisses me off. (I get more salt rubbed in because even the PSP Chronicles version made me its ***** on that part. And it took me about fifteen times to get it right, all out of blind luck.)

Also, FTL: Faster Than Light. I learned something today: never make me a captain/controlling essence of a starship. (Frequently, my Flight Officer gets killed first, which means I'm doing it wrong. The longest run I managed had the Shield Operator dead before the jump that blew up my ship.)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sarafan on July 17, 2013, 01:35:47 pm
Playing Panzer Corps Grand Campaign DLCs, stukas and artillery for everyone!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 18, 2013, 01:12:12 am
T-80U.

At least until the Super Etenard headshot descends upon them.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 18, 2013, 01:02:48 pm
Monster Life was introduced in MapleSEA earlier this week, and I've been playing it to bits. Time sink in a time sink indeed.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 19, 2013, 01:18:51 am
My X-COM install has been screwed up. I am currently scared out of my wits I'm going to lose the LP game or possibly need to reformat my hard drive entirely.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on July 19, 2013, 01:26:21 am
Surely that's overkill, yeah? Shouldn't using Steam's "check integrity" function un-screw the install?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 19, 2013, 01:47:47 am
Surely that's overkill, yeah? Shouldn't using Steam's "check integrity" function un-screw the install?

That's a good theory, what concerns me is A: that function often deletes local content and B: reasons the install could be screwed up encompass a complete failure of my AV program and malicious code having snuck in.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on July 19, 2013, 01:59:37 am
I've never seen it delete savefiles and such though. Also, isn't that something steam cloud is supposed to take care of? Unless you've done some .ini modding (in which case you'd just have to save that thing somewhere), everything should be fine.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on July 19, 2013, 02:17:48 am
Find your savefiles and copy paste them somewhere

That'd solve that
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on July 22, 2013, 07:01:01 am
having a serious ball in level 4 german planes in Historical Battle with WarThunder :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on July 22, 2013, 04:54:52 pm
just finished bioshock infinite. 


...... eh.  the story really wasn't that good.  it tried way too hard at being all trippy and inception-y.  didn't execute particularly well.  overall, less fun to play than the previous two. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on July 23, 2013, 12:32:21 pm
just finished bioshock infinite. 


...... eh.  the story really wasn't that good.  it tried way too hard at being all trippy and inception-y.  didn't execute particularly well.  overall, less fun to play than the previous two.

I think you need to play it again.  There are a lot of layers to the narrative that are easily missed in the first playthrough, and it seems that you missed some.

And generally-speaking, I found the gameplay quite a bit more interesting than the first two games.  The addition of a third dimension of movement, a helpful companion, and the variety of the vigor combinations - not to mention the challenge added by making do with the weapons you find and find ammo for - made it definitely more challenging.  I think there were some missed opportunities with the 'tear' mechanic, but the gameplay as pretty strong (although perhaps not the best genre to tell this particular story).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on July 23, 2013, 12:34:19 pm
I am currently alternating between Bastion and Thief 2, both of which are excellent and engaging.

Except - Bastion, why the **** do you ALSO have the terrible autosave mechanic?  FFS, DEVELOPERS, SOME OF US HAVE LIVES OUTSIDE OF GAMING AND WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO QUIT WITHOUT LOSING SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS BETWEEN SESSIONS!  The reason we've always had hard saves is because it made sense.  Quit trying to reinvent the goddamned wheel.

Here's a thought:  a few games now have a system where you can freely quicksave outside of combat.  That works - no save-scumming within combat, but you don't have to replay 20 minutes of no-combat choices (these are RPGs, after all) because you screwed up a combat section.

Aspiring HLP game developers, take note.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on July 23, 2013, 01:10:49 pm
Quit trying to reinvent the goddamned wheel.
You've obviously never tried to code a game. It's muuuch harder to code a save system when the conditions of the save are not known.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 24, 2013, 10:52:28 am
That feel in the new Tomb Raider when you, while collecting stuff from the map he's met on, realize that Roth is a goner.

Because he's got dual 1911s.

You know.

Laura's signature weapons. That he's using. Because he's clearly gonna get got and Laura will take them up.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on July 24, 2013, 03:32:00 pm
Quit trying to reinvent the goddamned wheel.
You've obviously never tried to code a game. It's muuuch harder to code a save system when the conditions of the save are not known.

hardER, but clearly not impossible, or even hard enough to prevent its general use, given the vast number of games that have used it.  even open-world games.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on July 24, 2013, 09:18:32 pm
Because I'm somewhere else at the time of this post, I brought my laptop over...

... and I'm playing Star Fox 64 on emu. And I admit it: The Bolse Defense Platform is full of bollocked bulls__t. Either that or I'm too used to Area 6.

Spoiler:
God DAMN it Slippy, stop asking me to save you!

Also, Deus Ex Human Revolution. Damn, that game is fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on July 24, 2013, 09:32:10 pm
Because I'm somewhere else at the time of this post, I brought my laptop over...

... and I'm playing Star Fox 64 on emu. And I admit it: The Bolse Defense Platform is full of bollocked bulls__t. Either that or I'm too used to Area 6.

Spoiler:
God DAMN it Slippy, stop asking me to save you!

Also, Deus Ex Human Revolution. Damn, that game is fun.

I'm surprised by that, if you can clear Area 6, you should be breezing the Bolse Platform.

Spoiler:
However, if saving Slippy is the problem, I'm sure there's some scripting on that level, because what you said brought back memories, he sucks all the enemies in like a magnet. It's cheap trickery to make him out to be weaker than he actually is.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on July 24, 2013, 10:01:24 pm
just finished bioshock infinite. 


...... eh.  the story really wasn't that good.  it tried way too hard at being all trippy and inception-y.  didn't execute particularly well.  overall, less fun to play than the previous two.
Spoiler:
To boot, the ending can't even happen; if the first Comstock didn't happen, the Brooker that killed him didn't. So... PARADOX!

 I finished DS9 The Fallen... with all three characters in about 8 hours. Awesome music.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on July 25, 2013, 09:37:09 am
yay, used twitch to record a game just now in WarThunder, **** works!

look up HerrFlex on YouTube for the video(it's a little low quality and oddly shaped due to twitch's settings in WarThunder supporting only widescreen reso's)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on July 25, 2013, 11:20:02 am
Ooh, you play War Thunder?  Esarai, Hades, Aesaar and I also do, or at least try to do depending on matchmaking finding a game for us. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 25, 2013, 11:35:02 am
Poor War Thunder.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on July 25, 2013, 11:44:26 am
Been playing World of Tanks still, not as much as before since I lost my company to the server split, and World of Warplanes. Also Dust: An Elysian Tale, a pretty fun and very nice-looking brawler in the vein of Odin Sphere and Muramasa: The Demon Blade.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on July 25, 2013, 11:46:55 am
Been playing World of Tanks still, not as much as before since I lost my company to the server split

Clans can still function across multiple servers, they just can't play together unless they're on the same one.  Chat works cross server.  Switching servers is pretty easy, too, and only takes a minute or so, at the longest.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on July 25, 2013, 11:52:07 am
I don't know what it was, but I haven't seen more than a few of them on at the same time since then.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on July 25, 2013, 03:31:25 pm
Shadowrun Returns.  Its pretty good, actually.  Currently debating about how much augmentation to equip my elven street samurai with.  Augmented vision is actually a maybe, believe it or not.  The eyes just give +3% hit chance and he's already nastily accurate with shotguns and SMG's.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on July 25, 2013, 07:54:44 pm
I'm playing Soldier Blade. I love it. I wish you guys could play it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on July 26, 2013, 04:51:19 am
Ooh, you play War Thunder?  Esarai, Hades, Aesaar and I also do, or at least try to do depending on matchmaking finding a game for us. :P

aahh, good, i also run a squadron, in case you guys are interested in joining one, trying to get our teamspeak password as i forgot what it is xD
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on July 26, 2013, 01:00:01 pm
I might be depending on what they say.  I know them but I don't know you. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Akalabeth Angel on July 26, 2013, 01:25:36 pm
Started up Shadow Run returns but didn't get very far.
Loading time on one mission I noticed was a little looong. Beyond that seems okay.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on July 27, 2013, 01:04:57 am
Because I'm somewhere else at the time of this post, I brought my laptop over...

... and I'm playing Star Fox 64 on emu. And I admit it: The Bolse Defense Platform is full of bollocked bulls__t. Either that or I'm too used to Area 6.


played this after reading your post.  starfox is ****ing HARD using arrow keys.  i think i might get an xbox controller or some other sort of gamepad to use for emulators.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: TwentyPercentCooler on July 27, 2013, 01:41:19 am
Because I'm somewhere else at the time of this post, I brought my laptop over...

... and I'm playing Star Fox 64 on emu. And I admit it: The Bolse Defense Platform is full of bollocked bulls__t. Either that or I'm too used to Area 6.


played this after reading your post.  starfox is ****ing HARD using arrow keys.  i think i might get an xbox controller or some other sort of gamepad to use for emulators.

Pretty much anything that was designed for a controller pretty much sucks without one, unless it's a genre that was always better on PCs anyway (ahem, FPS). I found out my cheap aftermarket PS3 controller is plug-n-play with Windows 8. It was like Christmas come early.

Starfox 64 is freaking awesome. First game I played on the 64. I remember (oddly enough) that Corneria was one of the harder planets to medal on.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on July 27, 2013, 02:32:45 am
Starfox 64 is freaking awesome. First game I played on the 64. I remember (oddly enough) that Corneria was one of the harder planets to medal on.

Early level, low difficulty, means fewer enemies, means to get a medal you need to kill everything.

That and Sector Z drove me crazy when medal-hunting.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on July 27, 2013, 04:32:29 pm
Starfox 64 is freaking awesome. First game I played on the 64. I remember (oddly enough) that Corneria was one of the harder planets to medal on.

Early level, low difficulty, means fewer enemies, means to get a medal you need to kill everything.

Don't forget charge-torpedo bonuses! (Such as if you torp two baddies, you get a Hit +1 bonus.)

played this after reading your post.  starfox is ****ing HARD using arrow keys.  i think i might get an xbox controller or some other sort of gamepad to use for emulators.

The original SNES Star Fox (and the unreleased second one) on emu, yes, it was manageable for me to use keys (as you had to fly with a d-pad), but 64... hell no. I played it with a pad (it's a Gigaware one, unfortunately my Logitech Dual Action is starting to show some wear after playing Perfect Dark on emu, Ys and the Strike Suits so intensely). I should up the ante and play with my old MS Sidewinder.

Also, was playing Phantasy Star Zero (I'm still pissed about how I lost my Phantasy Star Online GC files two years ago), cripes, I need to find some Level 80 equipment (and I'm doing the Super Eternal Tower right now, I forgot that took at least six hours to do).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on July 27, 2013, 10:43:06 pm
Quote
Don't forget charge-torpedo bonuses! (Such as if you torp two baddies, you get a Hit +1 bonus.)

This
It makes every medal so easy to obtain when you remember this

Honestly, the hardest medal one for me was Aquas.



I personally have got my PS3 controller perpetually attached to my computer for the exact reason for emulators and games in general. I would never touch a K/M on Project 64.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on July 28, 2013, 01:20:29 am
Wrapped up in the world of GTA 3.  Ashamedly, this is the first time I've even touched the series.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on July 29, 2013, 12:08:06 pm
So I offer my official recommendation on Tomb Raider 2013, way late.

Though there is one thing. Specifically, WHERE THE **** DID THE FUSO/ISE-CLASS BATTLESHIP COME FROM.

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/1117175976604206376/F6C05AE5DE9FCDB6D9431D3014C3F728BE8D3539/)

After that point if I'd found the remains of a Space Shuttle or Cherno Alpha, I don't think you could have gotten much more of a reaction out of me.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on July 29, 2013, 12:21:37 pm
For the past two days I've been playing 0 A.D., which is basically a reimplementation of Age of Empires II.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on July 30, 2013, 10:16:54 pm
Went back to playing Tyrian 2000 and I'm loving it! :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on July 31, 2013, 01:08:27 am
Went back to playing Tyrian 2000 and I'm loving it! :D

legend
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 01, 2013, 07:46:07 pm
I'm playing so many games off and on right now, it's ridiculous. My main focus right now is on Persona 3 though, which I finally picked back up after putting down for a couple of months. I reached an extremely difficult boss and realized that I needed to grind for a few hours to even have a chance at beating it. I finally did the grinding, and it did indeed take a few hours, but I did beat the boss and have moved on. Unfortunately, I maxed out the Fuuka social link and ended that story :( Now unto dating Yukari.

I'm also playing Resident Evil (GC) with my friend, Resident Evil 2 by myself, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Final Fantasy X and Zelda: A Link to the Past. And as always, Super Smash Brothers with numerous friends!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on August 01, 2013, 09:19:15 pm
i'm back to playing kane's wrath skirmishes.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 02, 2013, 04:35:34 pm
i'm back to playing kane's wrath skirmishes.

Are the new C&C games any good? I haven't heard much praise for the series since Westwood closed down.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: TwentyPercentCooler on August 02, 2013, 04:39:09 pm
Went back to playing Tyrian 2000 and I'm loving it! :D

Thanks, now I had to dig up my installer and play it. >.>
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on August 02, 2013, 05:15:32 pm
Are the new C&C games any good? I haven't heard much praise for the series since Westwood closed down.

3's pretty decent, Tiberian Twilight is kinda bad, RA3 is intentionally going for that "this is awesome because it's a B-movie and they know it" feel and it succeeds.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 02, 2013, 05:47:05 pm
Are the new C&C games any good? I haven't heard much praise for the series since Westwood closed down.

3's pretty decent, Tiberian Twilight is kinda bad, RA3 is intentionally going for that "this is awesome because it's a B-movie and they know it" feel and it succeeds.

Did they really remove base-building and resource collecting from Tiberian Twilight? What could EA have been thinking?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on August 02, 2013, 05:55:04 pm
i enjoy 3 and its expansion a lot.  generals also, but most people would disagree with me there.  4 is outright terrible.  i pirated it, played the tutorial and one and a half missions, then deleted it.  it's so bad it's not even worth it for free.  i couldn't ever get into RA 3.  i got the demo and never even finished that.  i understand it was intentional, but it's just too goddamn cheesy.  i didn't like the cartoon graphics either.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on August 02, 2013, 06:40:24 pm
Did they really remove base-building and resource collecting from Tiberian Twilight? What could EA have been thinking?

I honestly cannot remember.

Seriously I've got no memory of the game beyond "wow what the **** happened here, 3 was fun". It's very like I've intentionally forgotten how bad it was.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on August 02, 2013, 06:43:44 pm
Twilight: Horrible Story; Incredibly late attempt at "innovating" by taking away EVERYTHING that made the franchise fun; You have to unlock your units with XP, ONLINE be it for On or Off-line play. Yeah, It's horrible. Not even Joseph D. Kucan could save that piece of cyberjunk.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on August 02, 2013, 08:54:19 pm
in a nutshell, 4 was you pick a type of "base,"  offensive, defensive, or special teams.  you have a certain amount of "points" based on XP.  you "buy" units with those points, and can never have more than a certain amount at any time.  and when your units die, those points are freed up and you just "buy" the unit again.  the same applies for the enemy.  and if you manage to take out their MCV type thing?  they just get a new one. 

but at least they learned from this and generals 2 is back to the standard CnC gameplay.

.... oh wait.  browser game and micro transactions.  yeah, that's going to be fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 02, 2013, 10:56:43 pm
It's almost as if big game publishers don't think PC games are profitable anymore. Or even niche console games for that matter.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on August 02, 2013, 11:48:30 pm
it's not so much PC games aren't profitable as casual/"social" games are just that much MORE profitable.  and consumers are generally ****wits and will dump insane amounts of money, sometimes hundreds or even thousands of dollars, into micro transactions, especially in "pay to win" style games.

no seriously.  back when i played combat arms and sometimes went by the forum to leave "feedback" for (read: ***** at) the devs, i saw at least one person brag about having spent over $1000 on the game.  there was a ranking system that i believe gave you "gold" status for having spent i think $100, and an exclusive server to play in.  it was always full.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on August 03, 2013, 06:35:49 am
There's a Lost Planet 3.

what in the everloving frak
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kobrar44 on August 03, 2013, 11:26:41 am
1. Get a RF:Guerrilla.
2. Be happy because it is off steam.
3. Discover it's on LIVE.
4. Outrage.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on August 03, 2013, 03:25:08 pm
i don't recall having to use windows live for that.  but maybe that's just because i set it to auto login on whatever the last game that used it was that i played.

finally starting X: Beyond the Frontier.  bought it like 2 years ago along with the rest of the series in a steam sale.  however, it seems adjusting any of the settings in an effort to make it somewhat acceptable in the modern era results in a crash.  yay old games!  anyone have experience playing it on modern systems?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 03, 2013, 06:59:26 pm
 :hopping: Why Retro? Why?! Why did you only put one save station in the entire Hydrodynamo Chamber?! Why did you make me go through dozens and dozens of puzzles in unknown territory, then make me fight an incredibly difficult boss without giving me a chance to save?

I lost about 45 minutes of gameplay, simply because the game wouldn't let me go back up to the only save station in the entire region. I did manage to make a lot of progress though in the other two hours I played. That's it, I'm going back to Persona 3.  :lol:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on August 04, 2013, 04:18:11 am
I'm not quite playing it yet, but I saw Creatures: Exodus on GoG.com and had a rather strong flashback to when I was a kid and just starting out with playing PC games. I...I can't decide if I should buy it or not!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kobrar44 on August 05, 2013, 09:20:56 pm
So I installed SupCom today. Well, before midnight. Having failed a mission once and a crash after 2 hours of second approach, I don't know If I'm willing to play it again. Huge unit limit if very nice of course, but they seem to have a little issue with creating an engaging gameplay. It's fun, but gets boring.
EDIT: Also, the polish localization. Half of the game is in english :lol:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on August 05, 2013, 09:57:11 pm
X is driving me up the wall.  it does not play well with my X45.  throttle wont work, and mapping buttons is hellacious because it detects the toggle switches as a constant button press.  also none of the hats work as buttons.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on August 06, 2013, 12:22:54 am
Had a problem with Tyrian 2000 detecting my XBox 360 Controller for Windows as perpetually listing in one direction, so I made the necessary changes in dosbox.conf and disabled joystick/controller detection altogether. I'm good with my mouse-keyboard controls.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on August 06, 2013, 01:27:36 am
:hopping: Why Retro? Why?! Why did you only put one save station in the entire Hydrodynamo Chamber?! Why did you make me go through dozens and dozens of puzzles in unknown territory, then make me fight an incredibly difficult boss without giving me a chance to save?

I lost about 45 minutes of gameplay, simply because the game wouldn't let me go back up to the only save station in the entire region. I did manage to make a lot of progress though in the other two hours I played. That's it, I'm going back to Persona 3.  :lol:

That's just one of the hardest segments right there (it gets better when you get to Sanctuary, no sarcasm included). Wait, you're in the part of Torvus that's right underneath the temple, right? (P.S. you already have 4 or 5 Energy Tanks, right?)

Got back into StarCraft 1. I'm too deluded into thinking I'm a half-competent Protoss player, when the reality is Terran fits me the most.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on August 06, 2013, 05:04:23 am
Finally found a patch that lets PCSX2 play Ace Combat 5.

So that's happening right now.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 07, 2013, 01:18:15 pm
:hopping: Why Retro? Why?! Why did you only put one save station in the entire Hydrodynamo Chamber?! Why did you make me go through dozens and dozens of puzzles in unknown territory, then make me fight an incredibly difficult boss without giving me a chance to save?

I lost about 45 minutes of gameplay, simply because the game wouldn't let me go back up to the only save station in the entire region. I did manage to make a lot of progress though in the other two hours I played. That's it, I'm going back to Persona 3.  :lol:

That's just one of the hardest segments right there (it gets better when you get to Sanctuary, no sarcasm included). Wait, you're in the part of Torvus that's right underneath the temple, right? (P.S. you already have 4 or 5 Energy Tanks, right?)

Got back into StarCraft 1. I'm too deluded into thinking I'm a half-competent Protoss player, when the reality is Terran fits me the most.

Yep, just got past there though this morning (took me four tries total). I just retrieved the grapple hook and have no idea where to go from here. I only have two energy tanks, probably why the Alpha Blogg was so difficult. I hear the game really picks up about halfway through (Sanctuary, I presume).

StarCraft 1? Probably my favorite game of all time. I'm not very good at melee either, so don't feel bad; I've always been a UMS player. This computer is ancient, but I've got my StarCraft Battlechest kit with me, maybe we can play sometime (provided my Brood War disk still works)? You play on US East, I presume?

I've decided to try out a few text adventure games for the Commodore 64 (via an emulator). I'm starting out with Zork, as I hear it's one of the best. I'm actually shocked at how much freedom of choice these old text games give you, given that they run on a 64k system.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: docfu on August 07, 2013, 01:36:38 pm
If you want an oldie but goodie for the C64 check out "Below the Root".

I'm playing through Torchlight 1 right now, mainly so I know what my students are going through when I have them play the game and write down the English in order to get a Japanese translation. Pretty good game.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on August 07, 2013, 01:46:12 pm
I'm absolutely crap, but I'm game for the odd match of Broodwar.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on August 07, 2013, 01:50:18 pm
Due to a sudden money surge, I got myself Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Final Fantasy 9 for the PS3, and Shadowrun Returns for PC. I don't know what to play first, they're all so good.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 07, 2013, 02:05:00 pm
I'm absolutely crap, but I'm game for the odd match of Broodwar.
Well, sounds like we're all terrible, but that's fine. Anyone else care to join us (provided we ever actually do this)?

If you want an oldie but goodie for the C64 check out "Below the Root".

I'm playing through Torchlight 1 right now, mainly so I know what my students are going through when I have them play the game and write down the English in order to get a Japanese translation. Pretty good game.

Thanks for the suggestion, I just added it to my list of ROMs.

I've only played the demo of Torchlight 1, but I absolutely loved it. It feels just like Diablo, I'm glad Runic stayed true to their roots. I hope to pick up both games once I get a real computer.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on August 07, 2013, 02:31:09 pm
Due to a sudden money surge, I got myself Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Final Fantasy 9 for the PS3, and Shadowrun Returns for PC. I don't know what to play first, they're all so good.

Whoa, what happend to your troubles? Well, I wished you luck, and I guess you got some!  :D

Well, the only one I've played is FF IX, and it's very good.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on August 07, 2013, 02:38:58 pm
I'm playing through Torchlight 1 right now, mainly so I know what my students are going through when I have them play the game and write down the English in order to get a Japanese translation. Pretty good game.

What do you teach?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on August 07, 2013, 05:18:42 pm
I couldn't keep into Torchlight after a while.  The weapons tended to get out-levelled quickly, and the enchant system made me rage something fierce.  It got to the point where the main quest was trivially-easy, but the sidequests (which I completed as they became available) were so outrageously difficult that it made me lose interest.  I found it became an obnoxious grindfest rather quickly.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 07, 2013, 07:13:02 pm
Zork grew boring rather quickly, though that may have something to do with how I kept getting lost and had to use a walkthrough, which just sucked all of the fun out of it.

Trying out The Lurking Horror now. Only been playing this for about 45 minutes, but I like it a LOT more. I still don't know exactly where I'm supposed to go, though I think what I'm supposed to do. One thing I do know for certain is that the maintenance man gets rather upset if you break into the emergency cabinet on the wall and cut the cord to his floor waxer with the fire axe. I don't even know what I was thinking, I was just like "hmm... I wonder if the game will let me do this."
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on August 07, 2013, 08:07:27 pm
Yep, just got past there though this morning (took me four tries total). I just retrieved the grapple hook and have no idea where to go from here. I only have two energy tanks, probably why the Alpha Blogg was so difficult. I hear the game really picks up about halfway through (Sanctuary, I presume).

StarCraft 1? Probably my favorite game of all time. I'm not very good at melee either, so don't feel bad; I've always been a UMS player. This computer is ancient, but I've got my StarCraft Battlechest kit with me, maybe we can play sometime (provided my Brood War disk still works)? You play on US East, I presume?

1. After Grapple... well, do you have the Boost Ball already?
Spoiler:
If you already have the Boost Ball, your next upgrade is the Seeker Missile System in the Temple Grounds. If you already have the Seekers, look for the Torvus Temple Keys.

You can get at least four E-Tanks (you get one from in Grounds when you destroy your first Missile Door, one sometime before fighting Dark Samus 1, one in Agon Wastes in a Morph Ball tunnel near the Temple, and one in the Hydrodynamo Tunnels, which requires the use of the turbine jets and well timed Bombs). Those are off the top of my head, 2 and 3 may be the same one.

2. I have to figure out how to fix the discoloration on SC1 before I can play it on my Win7 laptop (the other computer... well, network access is bust.) There was a patch driver or something somewhere on the internet, but I don't remember the link. I would be on US West.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: docfu on August 07, 2013, 08:18:40 pm
I couldn't keep into Torchlight after a while.  The weapons tended to get out-levelled quickly, and the enchant system made me rage something fierce.  It got to the point where the main quest was trivially-easy, but the sidequests (which I completed as they became available) were so outrageously difficult that it made me lose interest.  I found it became an obnoxious grindfest rather quickly.

Good god, have you ever played Diablo 3? I played that first and was just completely bored out of my mind. Torchlight at least let me choose hard difficulty to start and didn't ruin the game by spamming achievements all over the place.

"Dye all of your armor pink and beat the following bosses:?"

Honestly, it's easy to see why the Torchlight peeps quit Blizzard and started their own company with that kind of mentality ruining the game.

Maybe we should add achievements to FSO while we are at it:

257. Genius:               Switch between primary weapons.
258. Common Sense: Destroy beam cannon on Shivan cruiser with a Maverick in Exodus.
259. Foolhardly:          Beat campaign on insane without using targeting keys.
260. Bad Diarrhea:      Use 10 countermeasures in less than 10 seconds.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: docfu on August 07, 2013, 08:48:20 pm
What do you teach?

I'm an English Teacher in Japan and I run my own company. Torchlight falls under the experimental projects category which is "What is cheap and will get kids to take an interested in learning the English language on their own?"

My 4th grade elementary students can read about half the words in a dialog. I think it's awesome to have a learning opportunity like this where the language you learn directly affects how well you do in the game. Understanding things like quests and item properties give kids a much better chance to use language, even if it's in a fantasy setting.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on August 07, 2013, 08:50:27 pm
260. Bad Diarrhea:      Use 10 countermeasures in less than 10 seconds.

Oh my...  :lol:

You got me laughing with that one!

We had a thread sometime not too long ago about thinking of achievements for Freespace.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 07, 2013, 09:19:46 pm
Yep, just got past there though this morning (took me four tries total). I just retrieved the grapple hook and have no idea where to go from here. I only have two energy tanks, probably why the Alpha Blogg was so difficult. I hear the game really picks up about halfway through (Sanctuary, I presume).

StarCraft 1? Probably my favorite game of all time. I'm not very good at melee either, so don't feel bad; I've always been a UMS player. This computer is ancient, but I've got my StarCraft Battlechest kit with me, maybe we can play sometime (provided my Brood War disk still works)? You play on US East, I presume?

1. After Grapple... well, do you have the Boost Ball already?
Spoiler:
If you already have the Boost Ball, your next upgrade is the Seeker Missile System in the Temple Grounds. If you already have the Seekers, look for the Torvus Temple Keys.

You can get at least four E-Tanks (you get one from in Grounds when you destroy your first Missile Door, one sometime before fighting Dark Samus 1, one in Agon Wastes in a Morph Ball tunnel near the Temple, and one in the Hydrodynamo Tunnels, which requires the use of the turbine jets and well timed Bombs). Those are off the top of my head, 2 and 3 may be the same one.

2. I have to figure out how to fix the discoloration on SC1 before I can play it on my Win7 laptop (the other computer... well, network access is bust.) There was a patch driver or something somewhere on the internet, but I don't remember the link. I would be on US West.

Thanks for the help with MP2, I'll return to the temple grounds the next time I play. I do indeed have the boost ball. I'll probably end up skipping on a few of the health tanks though, as I do seem to be doing fine with the two at the moment (only had trouble with Alpha Bloggling and Boost Ball Guardian). To be honest though, I don't think I'd be able to find the ones you mentioned. I'm sure I'll find a few more along the way though.

As for StarCraft, do you use Xfire? I hear that the newer versions of Xfire can mess up StarCraft. I know first hand that it messes up Diablo 1. Also, does the discoloration appear in game or only at the menus?

p.s.
U.S. West isn't very active anymore. Don't get me wrong, you can still find a number of UMS games, but melee/TvB are almost completely dead. I used to be a U.S. West player, but switch to U.S. East due to the higher population.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on August 07, 2013, 10:23:37 pm
Ohhh, now I think I remember where E-Tanks 2 and 3 are!

2. Near the Light Agon Temple: I believe it's the West Access Tunnel to the Temple. If it's outdoors and there are bats flying out of it, that's where it is.

3. The Pirate Outpost in Agon (I know it's one of the puzzle rooms before the Dark Samus 1 fight): you have to arrange the stacks in such a staircased way such that you can jump up and get it.

And no, unfortunately, I have a craptop.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on August 08, 2013, 06:09:01 am
What do you teach?

I'm an English Teacher in Japan and I run my own company. Torchlight falls under the experimental projects category which is "What is cheap and will get kids to take an interested in learning the English language on their own?"

My 4th grade elementary students can read about half the words in a dialog. I think it's awesome to have a learning opportunity like this where the language you learn directly affects how well you do in the game. Understanding things like quests and item properties give kids a much better chance to use language, even if it's in a fantasy setting.

I think i'm nominating you for best teacher of 2013 :D
About the same way i learned english for the most part :3
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 08, 2013, 08:21:32 am
Ohhh, now I think I remember where E-Tanks 2 and 3 are!

2. Near the Light Agon Temple: I believe it's the West Access Tunnel to the Temple. If it's outdoors and there are bats flying out of it, that's where it is.

3. The Pirate Outpost in Agon (I know it's one of the puzzle rooms before the Dark Samus 1 fight): you have to arrange the stacks in such a staircased way such that you can jump up and get it.

And no, unfortunately, I have a craptop.

Ah yes, I remember retrieving three. Two I'll have to look into, I'm not sure if that's the other one I got or not. Thanks again!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on August 08, 2013, 09:00:57 pm
Currently re-playing Golden Sun: The Lost Age. In spite of a few Guide Dang It moments involving blink-and-you'll-miss-it, irretrievable opportunities to grab one of the vital Djinn needed to access the Anemos Sanctum (which has (one of) the game's hardest boss(es) and unlocks the ultimate summon), it really is one of my favourite JRPGs. Mostly for the battle system, which I still find highly impressive (in both a visual and technical sense) despite the dated technology, but the puzzle-solving in the "area maps" is also pretty fun and interesting.

I wonder if someone's made an open-source engine to re-create that kind of gameplay...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on August 08, 2013, 09:07:58 pm
Now that I has internets, and I can play online, I've picked up Guild Wars 2 again.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on August 08, 2013, 10:12:40 pm
Started to go through Fallout: New Vegas again, now that I got all the expansions in the summer sale. Got it modded up, and having fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: docfu on August 09, 2013, 03:17:56 am
I think i'm nominating you for best teacher of 2013 :D
About the same way i learned english for the most part :3

I've learned the hard way, time and time again, that true student success comes from their knowledge, ability and motivation...not yours.

So find something that motivates them and then build their knowledge and ability around it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 09, 2013, 02:27:34 pm
Picked up another energy tank, now I'm at 3 + default.

The seeker missiles come before the gravity boost; you need the seekers to unlock the door to eventually get the gravity boost.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on August 10, 2013, 11:38:15 pm
Finally finished BSI and The Swapper. Not sure where to go next. So many options...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on August 11, 2013, 04:58:06 am
Finished Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

On Easy.

Because this game is properly hard.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on August 11, 2013, 07:14:17 am
Leviathan: Warships...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: LordMelvin on August 11, 2013, 02:36:11 pm
I read that Paradox are putting a Crusader Kings 2 savegame importer together for Europa Universalis IV when it comes out this week, so I'm mainlining CK2, in the hopes of building up juuuuuuust the right worldmap to start from.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 11, 2013, 09:30:46 pm
I've been playing StarCraft on Battle.net. I'm "Saigon" on U.S. East, if anyone wants to play and/or chat.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on August 11, 2013, 09:45:33 pm
Played a bit of Torchlight.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on August 11, 2013, 10:44:14 pm
Mechwarrior Online has just changed it up to 12 v 12 rather than 8 v 8, which has thrown the metagame into chaos.

I love it when that happens.  :D

On the other hand, they nerfed the C-bill gain rate, which I do not enjoy.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on August 12, 2013, 01:57:56 am
Leviathan: Warships...

:yes:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: That Man on August 12, 2013, 03:28:53 am
Playing Skyrim. Man, there is just something so touchingly human about shooting Bandit Chieftains in the crotch by the light spilling from the moon(s).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on August 12, 2013, 03:59:21 am
Leviathan: Warships...

:yes:
Well I got it, played it but I'm not sure if I want to get my ass kicked in multyplayer^^
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on August 12, 2013, 09:12:35 am
Playing Skyrim. Man, there is just something so touchingly human about shooting Bandit Chieftains in the crotch by the light spilling from the moon(s).

All my HNNGG

watching so many Skyrim livestreams on Twitch these days. Mostly sneaky chars, which i hate >.< but one guy i'm following actually does it with some balls and runs up to the big bads and smacks their faces in with a 1-hander :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on August 12, 2013, 10:59:22 am
Finally popped the Blue Ribbon Champ achievement in Bioshock Infinite Clash in the Clouds.  The last couple challenges I had left were an absolute ***** (kill two handymen distracted by Decoy tears before getting squished and/or shocked...ugh!)

Nevertheless, that was one of the more satisfyingly difficult game environments I've played lately.  Despite the fact that it was arena-style combat, I actually really enjoyed that DLC.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: BritishShivans on August 12, 2013, 11:36:43 am
Ibrahim "Viking" Turk, general badass and alien-face-smasher extraordinaire, is a psyker! Huzzah! Got my first alien battleship, too. I'm going to have a lot on my hands when I come back. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on August 13, 2013, 11:57:16 pm
Testing out cheap napalm delivery decks for ALB. Verdict so far: promising.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on August 14, 2013, 01:00:49 am
Well, after a spattering of successful data thefts with nary a mention of access in the logs besides a connect and disconnect, I felt it was best that I went for some larger targets. Whaddya know, a few folks want me to change some education details in the International Academic Database. Not hard. Good pay. Enough to afford that new CPU I was eyeing. The security was lax. The trace gave me a good five minutes to play around in the records. I found the guy, one Jason Hail, and bumped his Computing Grade 1 down to a Computing Grade 3. Poor kid, but still, more money for me. The bosses weren't happy, and the underground community made sure my Neuromancer rating took a hit, but I didn't care. I'd take cash however I can get it.

And of course, I wiped the InterNIC, my first bounce point, after every job, good or bad.

This continued for a little while. Soon I was changing social security details. Hey look buddy, you're a dead man! Ha haaah! Actually, no, we just need the world to think you're dead. Tax reasons.

It turns out my success and meticulousness was rewarding. My benefactors wanted me for another job. Namely, to figure out who was depositing large sums of cash in the account of a random in the Athena Corporation Bank. This was new. The proxy programs on the Social Security Database weren't great and I could brute-force through them like I was sneezing. This shouldn't have been much harder, right? So I got my proxy breaker in place and running, my trace tracker ready to go, and started cracking the password.

The active trace came in immediately, the insistent beeping in my ear warning me that the admins were bearing down on my location. And it was fast. I checked it. Forty seconds? Crap. The password cracked and I was in while the proxy breaker kept its work. I pulled up the record, found hundreds of thousands of dollars, bookmarked it for future reference, and tried to view the statements. The proxy failed in the meantime, but I had more im...

Failed? Aw nuts.

With five seconds left on the clock I hit the disconnect and got the hell out of there. They had almost hit the InterNIC. That was close! I needed more tools. I needed something to get rid of that monitor. I needed a better proxy breaker.

Unfortunately, due to the stress of the fight and the fear of that excellent monitoring software, I forgot to wipe my bounce logs on the InterNIC. I was only in the Internal Services system for a minute, hunting for tools, before my screen went black and a message appeared.

Disavowed. I had been found. Athena Corporation had traced through the seven million proxy servers I went through to get to them, pinged the InterNIC, and found me. I got thrown to the wolves by my employers. Now I'm in prison, and there's no way out for me. Not anymore.

So ends the brief tale of Agent WTFbot of the Uplink Corporation.

(I'm playing Uplink. I'm starting again, THIS time I'm getting better monitor/proxy bypass software before I try breaking into a bank!)

(Also post 100. Woot!)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on August 14, 2013, 04:08:03 am
I almost thought you were playing the new Shadowrun there Hobbie :P
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on August 14, 2013, 07:14:52 pm
I'm thinking about buying Europa Universalis...Opinions?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on August 14, 2013, 07:28:06 pm
Been playing Star Trek Online, if only to get all the free C-Store crap we are getting for free this whole week. :p
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 16, 2013, 06:01:11 pm
Resident Evil (GCN) with my best friend!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on August 16, 2013, 06:59:01 pm
now that i have a 360 controller, goldeneye 64.  (and all of the other roms that can't really be played well with a keyboard)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on August 18, 2013, 10:14:07 am
Just started War Thunder...interesting.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on August 18, 2013, 11:50:43 am
Mount & Blade: Warband (with a few mods)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on August 20, 2013, 11:35:23 am
Star Wolves 1 and 3.

Was playing the third installment before i found the first again. The first game is brutal in the beginning, because being poor sucks :(

The second game is weirdly enough not working for me at all, but it was a short game anyways, so no loss there.

Third game is awesome, nice bit of free-roaming to be had until you stumble upon a story mission, then the game takes linear story to 11 what with the insta-death that happens when you veer off course too much, or just try and avoid a fight further down the system you're in


Though i have to say the AI Pilots are derpy in that they seem to have no knowledge of how to handle being faster than their target, one of the things being that they have a tendency to just go straight at something and then veer off to gain distance. Odd behavior aside, they do seem pretty decent gunners.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on August 20, 2013, 02:53:43 pm
Working through an old favorite by the name of Total Overdose.  Picture a GTA clone with a fun Max Payne-esque bullet time mechanic added in, and crammed full of pretty much every Mexican film trope known to man, and you get the idea.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on August 21, 2013, 05:09:21 am
oh man, i remember that one, played it on ye olde xbox back in the day, awesome game :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 24, 2013, 01:38:46 pm
Was playing the original Metal Gear Solid on 'hard' earlier this morning. I only made it to the tank room before giving up after dying a couple of times. In the past I got all the way to the torture room on hard, but couldn't beat the torture scene. In fact, I can barely beat the torture scene on easy.

Spoiler:
If only you could get the Meryl ending without beating the torture scene!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on August 25, 2013, 11:37:47 pm
How did I miss Bastion for so long after release?  This game is seriously fantastic.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on August 25, 2013, 11:49:08 pm
second go round in far cry 2.  not sure why.  it's not that good.  i guess i just like wandering around a jungle looking for briefcases and sniping dudes.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 27, 2013, 11:04:18 pm
I've almost beaten Resident Evil remake as Jill! I'm at the laboratory now!

I've also continued on with Metal Gear Solid.

And started another (much overdue) playthrough of Final Fantasy VIII. I'm hoping to go for a complete (or close to it) playthrough, but Triple Triad is killing me! Every time I start doing really good in Triple Triad, I encounter an overpowered opponent who takes all of my good cards and I have to start over. :(
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on August 28, 2013, 02:13:17 am
And started another (much overdue) playthrough of Final Fantasy VIII. I'm hoping to go for a complete (or close to it) playthrough, but Triple Triad is killing me! Every time I start doing really good in Triple Triad, I encounter an overpowered opponent who takes all of my good cards and I have to start over. :(
Oh man, Triple Triad! I remember back when my sister played Final Fantasy VIII, because she made me do all the Triple Triad. I won every time, too, even though I can't remember how the hell the game works anymore.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on August 28, 2013, 10:26:59 pm
Glory to Arstotzka!

Papers, Please
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 29, 2013, 12:09:09 am
And started another (much overdue) playthrough of Final Fantasy VIII. I'm hoping to go for a complete (or close to it) playthrough, but Triple Triad is killing me! Every time I start doing really good in Triple Triad, I encounter an overpowered opponent who takes all of my good cards and I have to start over. :(
Oh man, Triple Triad! I remember back when my sister played Final Fantasy VIII, because she made me do all the Triple Triad. I won every time, too, even though I can't remember how the hell the game works anymore.

You won every time? Did you build up a fairly competent deck before you started dueling?

I'm trying to beat all of Balamb Garden at the very start of the game, with just the basic cards and those you acquire by winning duels. It's proven to be a near impossible challenge thus far.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on August 30, 2013, 01:14:39 pm
Having played Kessen for awhile, Kessen II has now been getting plenty of attention these last few days.

More than 10 years old, but still hold up really well.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on August 30, 2013, 06:15:36 pm
Geist! It came in the mail yesterday!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Phantom Hoover on August 30, 2013, 06:50:21 pm
(I'm playing Uplink. I'm starting again, THIS time I'm getting better monitor/proxy bypass software before I try breaking into a bank!)

Uplink is fun but it's one of those games where once you get the hang of it and break it it really loses most of its appeal. It's a pity it's so niche, there's nothing else that really offers the same experience.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on August 30, 2013, 06:54:12 pm
Glory to Arstotzka!
The Order awaits.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on August 31, 2013, 01:53:14 am
Just started Braid and finished the first world. Every time I thought "I can't figure this out", something clicked that allowed me to get the next piece. Hope that continues.

Strangely, I feel kinda bad for the monsters. Doomed to be jumped on or shot out of cannons only to fall into lava/spikes... :(
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on August 31, 2013, 06:38:59 am
Finished Crysis 2... positively surprised.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on August 31, 2013, 10:10:03 am
Just started Braid and finished the first world. Every time I thought "I can't figure this out", something clicked that allowed me to get the next piece. Hope that continues.

Strangely, I feel kinda bad for the monsters. Doomed to be jumped on or shot out of cannons only to fall into lava/spikes... :(

Just wait, is all I can say.  I've been plinking my way through for 2 years now and still not done.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on August 31, 2013, 01:49:37 pm
Back in Tyrian 2000 for another round of abuse.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on August 31, 2013, 11:23:45 pm
Playing Civ5 as Bismark of Germany. I wiped out everyone on the map except Washington, and then I proceeded to attack America. I eventually took their capital and they had one city left. I decided to let them live and made peace. I kind of feel bad now.

Should I just finish them off?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on September 01, 2013, 12:12:54 am
Playing Civ5 as Bismark of Germany. I wiped out everyone on the map except Washington, and then I proceeded to attack America. I eventually took their capital and they had one city left. I decided to let them live and made peace. I kind of feel bad now.

Should I just finish them off?
You feel bad for being merciful?

Is that a victory in this game?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on September 01, 2013, 08:47:50 am
Playing Civ5 as Bismark of Germany. I wiped out everyone on the map except Washington, and then I proceeded to attack America. I eventually took their capital and they had one city left. I decided to let them live and made peace. I kind of feel bad now.

Should I just finish them off?
You feel bad for being merciful?

Is that a victory in this game?
Domination type victory to be precise, since he has every capital city in the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on September 01, 2013, 08:50:00 am
Thanks for the explanation.

Well, if he's won, take the win! :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on September 02, 2013, 02:20:48 am
(I'm playing Uplink. I'm starting again, THIS time I'm getting better monitor/proxy bypass software before I try breaking into a bank!)

Uplink is fun but it's one of those games where once you get the hang of it and break it it really loses most of its appeal. It's a pity it's so niche, there's nothing else that really offers the same experience.

That... is exactly what happened. I robbed a few banks and disguised my tracks so well that there was no record of ANY intrusion.

I connected through a trusted IP to a bank (Atlantic Internal Services to Atlantic Bank, take that suckers!) I had a legit account with. I did the transfer using an account I'd previously pulled on a mission. I like to note these down. Then I wiped the statement from his account. Then I wiped the ORIGINAL statement that showed the money had gone into it. Then I went into the person who had transferred the money to him in the first place and wiped out the record of him transferring it to my target. Talk about in-depth.

Secondly, I had prepared by grabbing a voice sample and broke into the Bank administration and wiped clean all trace of my connection besides the connect and disconnect. It was from a trusted source and I had an account. It was legit.

Then I got out and wiped out the bounce logs at both the trusted IP and the InterNIC.

After that... nothing was quite as entertaining. But god, getting it right, THAT was a thrill.

Oh, and two thirds of the missions on the list are "Trace a hacker" ones. I don't take those ones because I know exactly who did it.

Me.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on September 02, 2013, 01:10:53 pm
played Cards Against Humanity with some friends last night.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nuke on September 03, 2013, 02:42:24 am
between mom's hourly psychotic episodes i managed to play mwll for nearly 15 minutes today.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on September 03, 2013, 03:20:13 am
Still playing Warframe
Finally got my Hornet Strike mod on that thing to max level

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1278879_10153155645950167_1985491984_o.jpg)

427 hours total on this thing. Seriously, I think I have an addiction
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on September 03, 2013, 11:59:16 am
427 hours total on this thing. Seriously, I think I have an addiction

Gee, ya think? all i ever see from you on Steam is Warframe, you need help man
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on September 03, 2013, 06:08:33 pm
No he doesn't.

He needs a partner.

Unfortunately, being in Australia, it's super-late in America-land when I get home from work.

God I wish I worked from home.

In other news, I've 100% completed Saints Row 4. And it's still fun!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on September 03, 2013, 07:47:37 pm
I'm awake at 4am Pacific Time. I'm fairly certain, when you get back from work, I'll still be awake and kicking viciously at the Grineer
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Revan227 on September 03, 2013, 07:57:47 pm
i am currently playing

Mount and Blade Warband: Napoleonic wars
Garrys mod
FreeSpace open (duh)
Battlefield 3
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on September 05, 2013, 10:01:40 pm
(http://a5.mzstatic.com/us/r30/Purple/v4/fd/ff/8a/fdff8ab5-8873-03a1-c7c4-555dda494872/screen480x480.jpeg)


and Minecraft
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on September 06, 2013, 09:21:58 am
Devil Survivor: Overclocked must be the game I've played most this year. I got it in late May, and I've already played over 100 hours (which is three playthroughs). I play portable games a lot more than I do PC or console games now, mainly because I go on the train to uni every weekday and so can fit almost an hour to and from - plus it's less obvious when I play late at night (i.e. past midnight).

But also, I've really, really enjoyed playing DS:O. At first I wasn't fond of the Tactical RPG gameplay, but as I got better at it, it grew on me a lot. It has a excellent storyline and is a pretty good deconstruction of people having control of Pokémon-style monsters. It's generally regarded as the darkest SMT game, which is why I chose it as my first, and it doesn't disappoint. Trust me, it can get really disturbing at times, and I'm not the type that usually feels that way when playing a video game. I find the sheer variety of demons impressive, too, as they come from all sorts of mythologies from all over the world - especially surprising (to me) was the inclusion of an Australian Aboriginal deity, Yurlungur (I had to look him up to find that out though). And of course, there's the replay value. There are seven different endings to the game, which gives you a huge incentive to play through it again (as well as having New Game+).

It's my first Shin Megami Tensei title, and I think I may well play more in the future - I just have to decide what to get. I was considering perhaps Persona 4, but I don't know how much I'd play that - and I've got so many games I haven't played yet that I should get around to doing so, too...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on September 06, 2013, 05:23:49 pm
Alright. I've started playing Warframe again and I need help doing Tower 3 missions (I want my Latron Prime!). Deathfun, what's your Steam ID?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on September 06, 2013, 05:46:20 pm
Alright. I've started playing Warframe again and I need help doing Tower 3 missions (I want my Latron Prime!). Deathfun, what's your Steam ID?

Deathfun

Ingame name is TheCloven because deathfun wasn't permitted (they say it was taken, but there are no records of a deathfun in the game)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on September 07, 2013, 02:42:02 am
Got suckered in for both Garry's Mod and the Sherlock Holmes bundle on Steam this week.  I've already played the majority of the latter, but I didn't own most of them, so now I'm working through the earliest one, Mystery of the Mummy.  It's not exactly that great, and often incredibly obtuse/pixel-huntey, but ah well, that's what GameFAQs is for.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on September 08, 2013, 03:47:49 am
Stumbled across a nice little gem called Machinarium. It's a point-and-click adventure game, and well worth the $10 it sells for. The atmosphere of the setting is really absorbing once you get into it, and it's got some really good music.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: LordMelvin on September 08, 2013, 05:01:32 pm
I'm thinking about buying Europa Universalis...Opinions?

I preordered EU IV and apart from about twenty minutes (twenty fun minutes, I should say), I have yet to play it because it came with the Crusader Kings 2 exporter and I want to get my world set up juuuuuust right for EU IV to start from.

Right now in Crusader Kings 2, I'm about 125 years into my current dynasty, playing as an Orthodox christian Basque kingdom in the Eastern Iberian penninsula (and Northern Iberia, and Corsica and Sardinia, and the central Italian penninsula...) and as soon as a couple more duchies finish assimilating (another five or ten years, I expect) I'll be ready to press my claim (carefully set up via several generations of arranged marriages) to the Byzantine Empire, from which I shall quickly position myself to restore the Roman Empire (awww yissss). Meanwhile, I'm keeping myself busy by trying to get each of my younger siblings, uncles, aunts (Basque means Absolute Cognatic succession law. Awww yeah.) cousins, and otherwise distant relations in position with a strong claim on one of the Kingdom-level titles held by the various members of House Karling in Acquitaine, East and West Francia, Bavaria, and Frisia, so as to make the next few steps more efficient once I've an Empire to run things from, and so as to trigger the name-change events for East and West Francia to Germany and France (because seriously, f*ck those names, and f*ck house Karling for keeping those names).  Then it'll be a simple matter of a few quick wars to crush the cores of the various Caliphates and the Norse, who've been making some rather unsettling inroads in the British Isles and push the Orthodox religion into the northern and southern countries, and I'll be ready to START my game.

I'm thinking that assuming I get my save set up the way I intend, hard-mode for EU IV will consist of playing as the Kingdom of Ireland, last Catholic holdout in the known world...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on September 09, 2013, 01:38:39 am
I started a few of the games on my backlog over the weekend; Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (on the Wii) and Skullgirls (on the PC), and I think they're both pretty good, despite me not knowing much about Sega games and not being that good at fighting games respectively. I was up in the air about trying Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed since I saw it on Steam, but since I've had fun with Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing so far, I certainly want to try the former in the future.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on September 09, 2013, 02:10:55 am
Just started Braid and finished the first world. Every time I thought "I can't figure this out", something clicked that allowed me to get the next piece. Hope that continues.

Just wait, is all I can say.  I've been plinking my way through for 2 years now and still not done.

Well, here's my current status:

World 2: 12/12 pieces found
World 3: 12/12
World 4:  9/12
World 5: 10/12
World 6:  7/12

so another 10 pieces to go before I can unlock the next (final?) section.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on September 09, 2013, 05:15:49 pm
Crusader King 2 stuff
Yeah, I'm into it once more. I have reformed the Roman Empire, with everything around the black sea, the Holy land, Alexandria, Tunis and so on, the great shismn is healed and I'm currently conquering every little fool who rebels against his overlord via "reconquest". Once they realise they are in peril, they are already part of Rome^^
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on September 09, 2013, 06:07:06 pm
Trying to get back and finish up Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil.  I'd forgotten how it magnifies most of the flaws in the original game.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on September 09, 2013, 06:15:49 pm
Mass Effect 3 multiplayer.  It's addicting.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on September 10, 2013, 06:18:26 am
Picked myself up Saints Row 4 and Amnesia: Machine for Pigs
Already played the **** out of SR4 because it's awesome, and will start Amnesia soon enough

Never did beat the first game, but that was mainly because I was streaming it for a website and subsequently stopped streaming for a couple months because no one gave a ****
Still felt compelled not to continue unless I was streaming at the time

Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on September 10, 2013, 03:21:20 pm
I was playing ME3 multi.  Apparently, however, downloading the free DLC cut my potential teammate pool to literally nothing, as I've gone four (unsuccessful) games without seeing a soul.  Even on Bronze, I'm not quite good enough to complete the whole mission solo.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on September 10, 2013, 03:31:33 pm
What are your gaming times ? We should get a game or three when I have more free time, if our timetables are compatible.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on September 10, 2013, 03:32:46 pm
Xbox, not PC.  Probably not compatible. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on September 10, 2013, 03:39:52 pm
Ughh. This is why we can't have nice things  :sigh:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on September 10, 2013, 09:00:07 pm
I might be playing the new COD in the future if it keeps surprising me with stuff like this:
(http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/18zr1kgxkm48rgif/original.gif)
Epik doge teim.

Other than that, Brother just got Rome 2 TW. I might get it in the future, it looks good.

And let us never forget freespace, my kith.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on September 10, 2013, 09:15:35 pm
The best thing to come out of E3 was that "only jaw that dropped" CoDog meme. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on September 10, 2013, 09:51:41 pm
FSO. 3 different campaigns. Shadow Genesis, The Procyon Insurgency, and Vassago's Dirge. On VD, I get to the last bit of crescendo, and it stops responding. Oh well.
Another game I've played is called FTL: Faster Than Light. For 10 bucks, it's worth it.
And finally, I'll try to finish WiH.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on September 10, 2013, 09:59:42 pm
This is your friendly neighborhood mod speaking.

Please remove any mention of actually pirating games from your posts.  We at Hard Light do not condone piracy, tacitly or otherwise.  Any links or enticing other members to pirate media will be met with immediate action, but take this as a good opportunity to learn and enforce good posting habits.

Thank you.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on September 10, 2013, 10:54:42 pm
Sorry, I wasn't trying to say I condone it, just saying. Like I said, I'm shelling out for the game, once I get the chance to. Life's kinda hard for those without driver's licenses y'know.
BTW, I'm 16, and working towards getting one.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on September 10, 2013, 11:49:06 pm
I don't have a driver's license and I get around just fine because big city and awesome transit which is totally irrelevant to the topic at hand OKAY


Saints Row IV is too bloody awesome. I mean sure, driving around is basically something I don't care to do at this point which is sad since well... what's a Saints Row game without hijacking and pointlessly murdering poor bastards which were just driving to work right?

Yeah, now I just barrel through them at speeds faster than any car on foot
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on September 11, 2013, 01:03:29 pm
DAmn, just lost my Alpha Team in the Xcom Slingshot mission where you have to put transponders into a train...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on September 12, 2013, 05:39:37 pm
PS1's Rage Racer has had some game time today. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on September 12, 2013, 08:40:26 pm
Got some time in with a FTP game called Tribes Ascend.  Man I need quicker reflexes.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on September 12, 2013, 11:19:04 pm
Star Conflict
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 13, 2013, 02:30:48 pm
World of Tanks and Mechwarrior: Living Legends.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on September 13, 2013, 08:07:58 pm
World of Tanks and Mechwarrior: Living Legends.
What's your WoT name? I ask 'cause I play too.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on September 13, 2013, 09:26:30 pm
World of Tanks and Mechwarrior: Living Legends.
What's your WoT name? I ask 'cause I play too.
I second that! Scourge_of_Ages, mostly on NA East server. Let's platoon sometime.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Droid803 on September 13, 2013, 10:48:28 pm
Kantai Collection
World of Tanks (w/ GuP mods)

...dammit I've gone full /ak/

(WoT account is Droid_803 usu. on NA West because someone 'stole' the version without the underscore ._.)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on September 14, 2013, 12:27:12 am
World of Tanks and Mechwarrior: Living Legends.
What's your WoT name? I ask 'cause I play too.
I second that! Scourge_of_Ages, mostly on NA East server. Let's platoon sometime.
Worf359! Nice to say hi.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on September 14, 2013, 03:27:18 am
I am very predictably, SpardaSon21.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on September 14, 2013, 04:03:20 am
Just got around to finishing NGE: Girlfriend of Steel with all three endings. It just reaffirmed to me that in Anno's universe, there is no such thing as a happy ending.

So now, I play Epic Battle Fantasy 3 to recover some of the good feels that got crushed.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on September 14, 2013, 11:27:59 am
Update 10 just rolled out for Warframe so I'm diving back into that rabbit hole which I took a break from for Saints Row 4
And THREE DAYS UNTIL GTA V
STOKED
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on September 14, 2013, 01:17:21 pm
My cousin and I just picked up FFXIV: A Realm Reborn for PS3. It's his game, but he's going to let me have a character or two for myself (until I get a new computer). We spent hours downloading the updates and we're finally all set, but we haven't had a chance to play yet.

Anyone from HLP play FFXIV? If so, what server do you use?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on September 14, 2013, 02:28:45 pm
My cousin and I just picked up FFXIV: A Realm Reborn for PS3. It's his game, but he's going to let me have a character or two for myself (until I get a new computer). We spent hours downloading the updates and we're finally all set, but we haven't had a chance to play yet.

Anyone from HLP play FFXIV? If so, what server do you use?

I'm planning to, once I get a PC that won't self-destruct if a game made any time after '09 (and that's pushing it) even enters the house. Hopefully it will be by the first weeks of October.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on September 14, 2013, 06:18:31 pm
There is fun to be had playing Advance Wars 2 on the 3 player vs. map Clover Keys in the 3p position. I did this yesterday and got so engrossed in it that the battery went dead on me without me having saved once! I'd been playing for an hour or so. I picked Jess and had Andy at P1 and Colin at P2.

So I played again today, switching to Drake to increase the challenge. It went nearly 50 days (turns) before I won. It was 1v1v1 but it was basically 2v1, they fought each other a bit, but they sent most of their stuff at me boxing me into that top corner while Colin took over the whole bottom left so was pumping out all kinds of units non-stop. I had a rule that I couldn't have any more than 5 infantry units out, but anything else was okay.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on September 14, 2013, 06:44:50 pm
SUPER. HOT.
SUPER. HOT.
SUPER. HOT.
http://superhotgame.com/
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on September 14, 2013, 11:29:53 pm
I just spent the last 10 hours or so playing tabletop games at a wonderful place I found in Overland Park called, rather simply, "The Tabletop".  Games included Infinity and Flames of War, after I spent the first few hours I was there painting a few 'Mechs.  Purchases included some more paints, as well as a Pz IV G and M4 Sherman for an upcoming FoW event I was invited to attend next week.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on September 15, 2013, 01:40:58 am
SUPER. HOT.
SUPER. HOT.
SUPER. HOT.
http://superhotgame.com/
Someone didn't think a split-second about non-qwerty layouts. Great job assholes.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on September 15, 2013, 01:56:16 am
SUPER. HOT.
SUPER. HOT.
SUPER. HOT.
http://superhotgame.com/
I. KEEP. DYING.
I. KEEP. AUTO-STRAFING.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on September 15, 2013, 07:02:43 am
Played a day of Crusader Kings 2, as Duke of Leinster... Ended up King of Ireland and after carefull moneymaking I invaded France and now I'm Emperor of France, Italy, King of Ireland and I'm working on creating the Holy Roman Empire. Since three of my children are married into the house of makedon, we'll see what this will turn out :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on September 15, 2013, 11:05:19 pm
My cousin and I just picked up FFXIV: A Realm Reborn for PS3. It's his game, but he's going to let me have a character or two for myself (until I get a new computer). We spent hours downloading the updates and we're finally all set, but we haven't had a chance to play yet.

Anyone from HLP play FFXIV? If so, what server do you use?

I'm planning to, once I get a PC that won't self-destruct if a game made any time after '09 (and that's pushing it) even enters the house. Hopefully it will be by the first weeks of October.
I'm watching my cousin play now, first impressions are great, but my cousin is annoyed with the lack of voice acting for NPCs. Having grown up with the classic Final Fantasy games, I'm okay with that. I'm really disappointed with the lack of voice chat in game though, since it is absolutely essential for raids and guilds. PC players have Ventrilo and Skype to fall back on, but PS3 players are completely thrown under the bus. That's my only real complaint about the game so far.

Again though, I'm only watching my cousin play right now, I haven't picked it up for myself yet and we've only just started. As always with MMOs, you need to play for at least a year in order to truly judge the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on September 16, 2013, 09:26:34 pm
Replaying Chrono Trigger, because...well, it's ****ing Chrono Trigger.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on September 17, 2013, 08:27:27 pm
(http://images.eurogamer.net/2013/usgamer/GTA-V-big.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on September 19, 2013, 09:30:46 am
^ this
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on September 21, 2013, 08:14:32 am
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. I had considered getting this for a while now, and especially since I tried the previous game, but Steam putting it on sale sealed the deal for me. I've really enjoyed it so far, and even though I know hardly anything about Sega's franchises, I still can sense and admire the amount of work the creators put into it. :)

Now it's just a case of getting good enough to win every event in the World Tour on Expert so I can unlock AGES. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 21, 2013, 08:42:50 am
It's a nice game, from what I've seen so far.

This YouTuber's videos could help you out here and there, if you need it. (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXfWjR_ZNrVZpg4g4o9I67BaFv6jZxlpM)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on September 21, 2013, 07:17:20 pm
World of Tanks for a change^^
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on September 21, 2013, 07:45:39 pm
You're the fifth person I know on these forums playing WoT.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathspeed on September 21, 2013, 08:30:17 pm
Still playing BF3 and C&C3: Kane's Wrath.  I picked up Aquanox on Steam during the summer sale and was thinking about trying that tonight.

Speaking of Steam, has anyone tried Starlight Inception yet?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on September 22, 2013, 05:32:11 am
You're the fifth person I know on these forums playing WoT.
I know, there was a thread once, dunno what happened to it.
THe name's "Crizza" but I'm on the EU servers.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on September 22, 2013, 02:49:56 pm
Speaking of Steam, has anyone tried Starlight Inception yet?

I played a beta a couple of weeks ago, but it wasn't even close to being finished yet. What was there reminded me a lot of freelancer.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on September 23, 2013, 08:56:52 pm
You're the fifth person I know on these forums playing WoT.
I know, there was a thread once, dunno what happened to it.
THe name's "Crizza" but I'm on the EU servers.
Well nice to meet you here, we wouldn't have ingame. Worf359, NA servers. WNx clan.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on September 24, 2013, 07:13:07 am
It's a nice game, from what I've seen so far.

This YouTuber's videos could help you out here and there, if you need it. (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXfWjR_ZNrVZpg4g4o9I67BaFv6jZxlpM)

I'd actually seen one of his videos before, but thanks for the link. :)

But it turns out unlocking all the characters was easier than I thought, since I was assuming it would require every World Tour event completed on Expert. It doesn't, which let me get them all today. :D Also had an awesome night of multiplayer last night as well.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Revan227 on September 24, 2013, 06:24:41 pm
Wold of tanks
World of Warplanes
Civilization V
Flight Simulator X
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on September 25, 2013, 09:55:26 pm
Wold of tanks
World of Warplanes
Civilization V
Flight Simulator X
Whoa. WoWP? Name?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on September 28, 2013, 12:21:51 am
This isn't really the place to put this, but I found this on DeviantArt and had to share it with you all.

(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/083/b/6/super_metroid___depths_of_tourian_by_elemental79-d5z66m9.png)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on September 28, 2013, 06:42:21 am
I want to smack whoever came up with that deviantart picture

There were no Metroids going to the Motherbrain in any of the iterations of Metroid's Motherbrain


Been back to Warframe after that big update, but still mess around in GTA V for a few hours at a time. Stealing a 747 is so rewarding and I totally don't crash that into highrises
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on September 28, 2013, 06:47:23 am
Just played through Mirror's Edge (super late to the party, I know). Pretty good game, looking forward to the sequel.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on September 28, 2013, 06:04:52 pm
Gray Fox is proving somewhat difficult on 'extreme' in MGS1. I beat him before on extreme, I'm sure I can do it again, it's all about timing.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on October 01, 2013, 06:53:29 am
GTA Online and Terraria 1.2
God damn it's good not to have a life
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Polpolion on October 01, 2013, 12:28:43 pm
I just picked up the CS complete pack on steam. Everything from 1.6 through Global Operations. I haven't really been into CS since maybe 2007, and I was playing 1.6 then.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kobrar44 on October 02, 2013, 03:51:38 pm
Castle Story beta. Man, this is cool. I hope they do amazing stuff with this, because right now it will get old sooner than I'd like.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MitoPL on October 03, 2013, 12:19:58 pm
Good, old NFS Underground 2,
Gothic 2 NotR with mods,
Warblade,
Chicken Invaders 4 Ultimate omlette :D

(Those 2 last rather when i have no time for longer gaming).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on October 03, 2013, 08:24:03 pm
Chicken Invaders 4 Ultimate omlette :D

Video Game Names Generator thread is over there, eh.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on October 03, 2013, 09:00:33 pm
Just for kicks, I've been trying to play the Gal Civ II campaign. I know it isn't supposed to be very good (and it isn't), but whatever. I'm bored.

I've rediscovered my intense hatred for the Dread Lords. Any mission they're present in just... yeesh. Talk about overpowered.

At least their planets are easy to conquer if you manage to sneak a troop transport past their practically invincible cruisers.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on October 04, 2013, 03:21:38 am
Welp, against one of the guys' advice here, I decided to be an idiot and played both currently released chapters of Starcraft 2 back-to-back.

Now it's back at Cave Story, starting on StarTropics, and deciding to get back on the original Phantasy Star Online (yay for the private server).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 04, 2013, 04:30:17 am
I just lost EVE.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on October 04, 2013, 05:16:31 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f7/Hover.png)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on October 04, 2013, 06:36:11 am
I just lost EVE.

Lost as in stopped playing or lost as in you failed miserably and are now broke as hell?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kobrar44 on October 04, 2013, 07:31:35 am
I just bought FTL and KSP and still have like 21$ for games. What should I get? Wargame looks cool, but I don't think the fun I'd have with it could possibly beat 2 FTL-grade games.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 04, 2013, 07:37:19 am
Lost as in stopped playing or lost as in you failed miserably and are now broke as hell?

The only winning move in EVE is not to play. Consider how one loses then.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Revan227 on October 04, 2013, 04:30:29 pm
minecraft
tropico 4
Flight Simulator X
World of WarPlanes
FreeSpace: Inferno
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Revan227 on October 04, 2013, 04:32:04 pm
i played EVE for 3 days then decided it was a terrible game.

(p.s. sorry for the double post)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on October 04, 2013, 07:11:04 pm
Yeah, no more playing Galactic Civ II's campaign.

Any mission where the Dread Lords are present on the map from the beginning is an exercise in pure frustration. They're so far ahead of you that it takes you half the game (hours of work) to get to the point you can even resist their attacks, and by that point they're too numerous to ever be defeated (the only way to beat them is through superior numbers).

Also, I think the missions are borked because of version upgrades. The game material states that Dread Lords do not conquer planets, and if that were true, the campaign might be doable. Except they conquer planets all the damned time, which I think was an ability they got in a later expansion pack which, of course, got retroactively applied to all previous missions.

I like the game because its sandbox missions are fun as hell, but their campaign designers were morons by the looks of it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on October 04, 2013, 07:15:56 pm
I played the GalCiv2 campaign years ago.

Maybe it won't work for you because it was years ago, but I always rushed the Dread Lords right at the start, because their ships might have ungodly attack stats, they don't upgrade their ability to take damage right away. It worked for me.

The Dread Lords I'm pretty sure took planets in my games.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on October 04, 2013, 07:32:56 pm
Well, that is the usual strategy: kill them with large numbers of glass cannons, but usually when the Dread Lords show up in a normal game, you've already got a decent start on tech and can quickly research the Life Support systems necessary to get everywhere on the map, making it easy to rush them.

In these missions, your ships simply don't have the range to get to the Dread Lord home systems. That means I have to colonize planets on the way there, build starbases, or spend tons of time researching life support tech. Quickly colonizing planets means the Dread Lords capture them within a few turns, and I can't defend them because the planet doesn't have enough people or infrastructure to build defenses; quickly building starbases means the Dread Lords destroy them within a few turns (I've yet to see ANY starbase survive a Dread Lord attack, even ultra-late game fully-upgraded ones). And if I wait until I have sufficient military defenses for my planets or starbases, the Dread Lords have already set up shop and are too entrenched to be dislodged.

It's a Morton's Fork situation as far as I can see. If there's a happy medium that allows you to build fast enough to maintain a minor edge, I haven't found it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on October 04, 2013, 07:38:04 pm
Too much Minecraft.  The Nether is a ***** and can go straight to hell and die.
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Post by: An4ximandros on October 04, 2013, 07:48:08 pm
Fallout: New Vegas

Cazador (http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/609/601/176.jpg)
Seriously, **** these things. :hopping: Crippling their wings helps, though.

But the worst is when you are our of medical supplies, the camera turns back and you hear: "DEKAISERHASMARKEDUFORDETH!"

EDIT: Scotty: Done.
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Post by: Lorric on October 04, 2013, 08:02:01 pm
Well, that is the usual strategy: kill them with large numbers of glass cannons, but usually when the Dread Lords show up in a normal game, you've already got a decent start on tech and can quickly research the Life Support systems necessary to get everywhere on the map, making it easy to rush them.

In these missions, your ships simply don't have the range to get to the Dread Lord home systems. That means I have to colonize planets on the way there, build starbases, or spend tons of time researching life support tech. Quickly colonizing planets means the Dread Lords capture them within a few turns, and I can't defend them because the planet doesn't have enough people or infrastructure to build defenses; quickly building starbases means the Dread Lords destroy them within a few turns (I've yet to see ANY starbase survive a Dread Lord attack, even ultra-late game fully-upgraded ones). And if I wait until I have sufficient military defenses for my planets or starbases, the Dread Lords have already set up shop and are too entrenched to be dislodged.

It's a Morton's Fork situation as far as I can see. If there's a happy medium that allows you to build fast enough to maintain a minor edge, I haven't found it.
I remember the Dread Lords not acting rigidly the same play to play. So they could be beaten with enough attempts.

If there's another way, I don't know what it is, their advantage seems insurmountable, all I can think of doing is throwing numbers at them and hoping they die. As you say, glass cannons.

Of course, if you simply want to win, you could always stick it on the bottom difficulty. That should slow them down. I don't know what difficulty I beat it on, it wasn't bottom, but it wasn't anywhere near top either. It was the first thing I did, so it was probably normal or maybe a notch below.
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on October 04, 2013, 08:18:52 pm
I played Galactic Civilizations once and decided it was a really crappy 4X compared to Space Empires IV. I didn't see anything about GalCiv II that made me want to play it.

Slightly more on-topic, I have been playing the Terraria 1.2 update virtually nonstop since it released. Wow.
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Post by: Scotty on October 04, 2013, 08:27:33 pm
An4ximandros:

For the consideration of those on this board who do not wish to see profanity, please place that image behind a link, rather than embedding it in the post.

Thanks,
Scotty
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Post by: Lorric on October 04, 2013, 08:37:45 pm
I have been playing the Terraria 1.2 update virtually nonstop since it released. Wow.
Hmmm...

http://www.destructoid.com/terraria-update-1-2-is-out-today-here-s-what-s-new-262788.phtml

Wow indeed. Is that free if you already have the game?
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Post by: NGTM-1R on October 04, 2013, 08:42:32 pm
Well, that is the usual strategy: kill them with large numbers of glass cannons,

Perhaps you're not glass cannon-y enough. I typically hunted them down with merchant hulls that had a lot of guns strapped on and relied on aggressor's first shot to kill them in one blow, rather than spending the time researching combat hulls sufficiently gutsy to carry enough guns.

This also alleviates the problem of sufficient life support, to some extent.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 04, 2013, 09:23:22 pm
Yep, that's what I was doing: strapping as many guns onto a Cargo hull as possible and producing them en masse.

The issue was my guns weren't powerful enough to one-shot them. I had to rely on attrition to fight them, sacrificing ten ships to blow up one. My industrial base simply couldn't sustain that long enough for me to research the real heavy hitters.
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Post by: deathfun on October 05, 2013, 12:36:22 am
Since GTA Online had the patch out, I've been hammering away at it

Nothing is better than chain robbing stores
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Post by: An4ximandros on October 05, 2013, 12:53:19 am
Have you been hit by a car that has been hit by a plane that has been hit by a train? It's not the endgame until that happens.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on October 05, 2013, 11:56:52 am
Have you been hit by a car that has been hit by a plane that has been hit by a train? It's not the endgame until that happens.

Throw in an earthquake and you get this:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dx0m6ZfltQQ/T0PgwYnYO_I/AAAAAAAAAfg/OQ2qEU0nvsA/s1600/calvin+and+hobbes+disaster.jpg
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on October 06, 2013, 10:10:52 am
just bought descent I and II from gog.  unaltered.  i distinctly remember sniping robots from distance before they saw me when i played this as a wee lad.  i have no idea how, because now i can't see them from far away at all.  i'm also very happy that it plays out of the box on a modern system.  tried playing from a non-gog source a while back, never made it work.

anyone know how to get a joystick to work with them though?
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Post by: Mongoose on October 06, 2013, 06:23:36 pm
I haven't checked out the GOG versions of the games myself (still have my beloved Definitive Collection CDs lying around), but in general, the best way to run D1 and D2 these days is the DXX Rebirth (http://www.dxx-rebirth.com/) source project.  The joystick config using them should be much easier than having to deal with DOSBox.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on October 06, 2013, 06:49:17 pm
Having just finished the Thief series, I now have a conundrum... KOTOR 2, Assassin's Creed, or The Witcher.... decisions, decisions.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on October 06, 2013, 09:32:14 pm
Having just finished the Thief series, I now have a conundrum... KOTOR 2, Assassin's Creed, or The Witcher.... decisions, decisions.
Since there was a bit of a stink kicked up about The Witcher on here not too long ago, I'd be interested in what you thought of The Witcher.

I haven't played it btw.
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Post by: Husker on October 06, 2013, 09:55:19 pm
Having just finished the Thief series, I now have a conundrum... KOTOR 2, Assassin's Creed, or The Witcher.... decisions, decisions.
I don't care 1 bit bout the other 2. I'm a Star Wars geek, KOTOR all the way!!!
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Post by: Scotty on October 07, 2013, 05:29:47 am
Assassin's Creed is gameplay excellent if you skip the first one, while the first one has (in my opinion) the better written story, or at least less of an "I can see this crashing and burning three games away" story.  Then again, if you like to like you protagonists, Al'tair (AC1) is kind of a gigantic dickwad, while Ezio (AC2/Brotherhood/Revelation) is fairly likable, if naïve.  They're pretty good games, though.  Unless you hate collection based side-quests.
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Post by: deathfun on October 07, 2013, 05:34:43 am
Just bought myself a nice little place in GTA Online
for 205k, it's pretty solid. Ten car garage? **** yeah!

EDIT:
(http://prod.cloud.rockstargames.com/ugc/gta5photo/7315/oDLTKtYkI0Gpp0LoGYpoMQ/0_0.jpg)

**** yeah stole a tank, had a friend winch it out of the airbase, and wrecked havoc upon Free Roam!
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Post by: jg18 on October 08, 2013, 01:11:57 am
Back to Book of Unwritten Tales.

Even played some FS2 retail only to find how rusty I am with the CH Flightstick Pro :blah: although it seems to handle a bit weird on my Windows machine.

Also played some DDR for PS2 with a friend this past weekend. :D The community is pretty much dead, but there are still a few who play. Waaaayy out of practice though. It's been a while.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 09, 2013, 06:25:01 pm
Well, will you look at that: an HD version of Star Control II (http://forum.uqm.stack.nl/index.php?topic=5541.0) was released a couple of weeks ago.


I think it may be high time to take another spin through that game.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on October 11, 2013, 01:17:08 am
Decided on KOTOR 2 next.  Enjoying it so far (with Restored Content).

My only question is why the hell the rpg character mechanics are so obnoxiously dense.  Makes it really overwhelming during early character creation.  I don't remember KOTOR being as thick that way, but that may just be due to fond memories of the original.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Patriot on October 11, 2013, 11:47:05 am
I'm not quite sure how to answer that Ryan, i think i need a better explanation of dense on this one
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on October 11, 2013, 02:02:21 pm
found the first secret level in descent I.  what a mother****er to clear.  i thought secret levels were supposed to reward you?  ended up with a net loss of about 5 lives, and i already had all the weapons except for a mega missile anyway. 
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Post by: deathfun on October 11, 2013, 03:19:44 pm
So I was in someone's apartment on GTA, and I took a look at the ground
(http://prod.cloud.rockstargames.com/ugc/gta5photo/8623/l5qGAfyVNkKCV-79FqnvuQ/0_0.jpg)

I was somewhat confused to see these outside of the bathroom where someone was showering, so I assumed there was female company
Nope
(http://prod.cloud.rockstargames.com/ugc/gta5photo/7897/IA8IjaS0GEqglT9altQeVQ/0_0.jpg)

Just someone singing in the shower with me taking a selfie


This game is too much fun
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Post by: Nakura on October 11, 2013, 09:09:14 pm
I tried out StarCraft roleplaying (RP Ticonderoga) for the first time the other day. It's something I'd really love to get into, but it requires a great deal of free time and has a steep learning curve. My RP partners were very friendly though and helped show me the ropes, even if our RP bordered on ridiculous.

It was a Resident Evil RP and I controlled Chris, Rebecca and Leon. Unfortunately Chris ended up dying fairly early on, but Leon and Rebecca managed to hold on until the US Air Force showed up and carpet bombed the Umbrella lab. Somewhere along the line we decided to merge our RP with that of a paranormal ghost RP that was going on at the same time. The paranormal ghosts then teamed up with humans and attack the US Air Force base.

An alien helicopter [sic] then appeared and appeared to have hostile intent towards the ghosts (and their human allies). Unfortunately for the US military and the RPD/STARS, the aliens joined the ghost alliance. However the aliens were quickly betrayed by their ghost allies and the alien helicopter was destroyed. Leon and Rebecca launched an offensive against the ghost base, but were tragically gunned down by the ghost alliance. The US Air Force tried to launch a counter-offensive, but alas, the ghost alliance proved too mighty.

Also, I just finished RE1 remake as Jill.
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Post by: crizza on October 12, 2013, 07:59:24 am
Giving Carrier Command: Gaea Mission another spin...at least the AI has improved a little bit.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on October 12, 2013, 09:38:14 am
Giving Carrier Command: Gaea Mission another spin...at least the AI has improved a little bit.

Is the game as big of a letdown as everyone says it is? I've also heard terrible things about the AI, as well as the FPS component of the game. Bohemia really is sort of a hit or miss company it seems...
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Post by: crizza on October 12, 2013, 09:54:02 am
Giving Carrier Command: Gaea Mission another spin...at least the AI has improved a little bit.

Is the game as big of a letdown as everyone says it is? I've also heard terrible things about the AI, as well as the FPS component of the game. Bohemia really is sort of a hit or miss company it seems...
Well...there are just three types of mission, which differ in terrain of the islands. The AI has improved a little bit since they introduced the patch, the ground units still manage to get themselves stuck, but not as often as after the game launched.
The first person missions...well...thankfully, there are only a handfull of them, but they are a pain in the ass. Something as basic as jumping is not possible, I had to restart several missions, where I became stuck. You're basicly running around large islands, shoting stuff with you basic SMG, nothing realy happens apart of sneaking around fortified positions and so on.
But then again...you have to like the game, I bought it because of the potential, which this game sadly did not reach.
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Post by: StarSlayer on October 13, 2013, 08:31:48 pm
Just made my first mwo drop in about six months.  HBK-4P still rocks out :D
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Post by: crizza on October 14, 2013, 10:13:12 am
Mymy...playing MWO as well...had one game with my light Trail Mech...think it was a Spider... last mech standing and managed to kill something bigger than me...last match my spider was shredded while I circled a heavier opponent...while the circling went well, I was ripped apart by missiles -.-
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Post by: Nakura on October 14, 2013, 10:28:35 pm
Spent about 3 hours grinding in Persona 3. And despite spending about 2 of those 3 hours searching for a single item in Tartarus for a quest, I still couldn't find it. I also still have a ton of combo moves I need to do for quests. Why? Why must you torment me so?

/perfectionist
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Post by: FlamingCobra on October 14, 2013, 10:56:43 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/yl06a2Y.jpg)
yes
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Post by: NGTM-1R on October 16, 2013, 07:04:19 pm
I'm playing "dig pictures out of the internet for a posting about the battle of Surigao Strait", otherwise known as nothing.

Or I was.

Now it's time to log in to MWO.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on October 16, 2013, 08:20:47 pm
Civilization II
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Post by: Hobbie on October 17, 2013, 07:37:29 am
found the first secret level in descent I.  what a mother****er to clear.  i thought secret levels were supposed to reward you?  ended up with a net loss of about 5 lives, and i already had all the weapons except for a mega missile anyway. 

Ah, Fusion Hulks. Be careful at that first door!

Wait until you get to Secret Level 3. If Secret Level 1 made you grumble, Secret Level 3 will make you cry.
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Post by: Mongoose on October 19, 2013, 05:05:58 am
Hopped into Batman: Arkham Asylum again, since it was just updated to remove the soon-to-be-killed GFWL.  Now the achievement whore in me has to recreate my 100% list in Steam.
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Post by: Deepstar on October 19, 2013, 08:05:29 am
Currently i try to complete my first JRPG ever. I tried Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger in the past a few times, but i hate these random fights back then, after every step i had to fight another bunch of enemies. The only other game i was able to complete that share JRPGs elements was Kingdom Hearts...

The game for this try is Okage: Shadow King for the Playstation 2.

I am near at the end of Chapter 3 of this game and i have to say. I like it ^^, because there are no surprise attacks and you can always see and evade the enemies. Also i like the characters and the humor in this game. Even it has a translation that is worse than my english *g*.
Because i already spend much more time than in all CT and FF7's tries combined, i am sure, that i will actually able to beat this game :).
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Post by: Mongoose on October 19, 2013, 07:59:08 pm
Currently i try to complete my first JRPG ever. I tried Final Fantasy VII and Chrono Trigger in the past a few times, but i hate these random fights back then, after every step i had to fight another bunch of enemies.
Huh?  I completely understand that sentiment for FF VII, but Chrono Trigger doesn't have any random battles whatsoever.  That's one of the main reasons I hold it in such high regard.
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on October 20, 2013, 01:16:46 am
The Stanley Parable remake. Totally worth the money.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on October 20, 2013, 02:26:42 am
Macross 30th: Voices Across the Galaxy

Frustrating as hell that I don't speak Japanese or read kanji, but I'm getting the gist of the story from what little I do know and a kanji dictionary.

Game itself is pretty fun, kind of a wide-open RPGish action game. I really want to find something other than a VF-0 though, those fighters are ancient history in-universe (50+ year old design) and it kind of shows. They handle like flying potatoes, their afterburner has almost no juice, and their cruising speed is very low.

On the other hand, the VF-0S has mini-nukes as a standard armament, so that evens things out a bit. Ammo's kind of scarce, though.
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Post by: SypheDMar on October 20, 2013, 10:32:30 pm
FTL Faster than Light. This game is frustratingly difficult but so addicting. It's good that every decision counts, but it's punishing when you make ONE wrong move. The way of the rogue-like, so it seems.
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on October 21, 2013, 12:26:11 pm
Aaand now I've gotten hooked on the new Shadow Warrior. Loving these katana mechanics.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on October 21, 2013, 01:48:41 pm
just got a used wii and rogue leader III for gamecube.  it seemed like back in the day everyone was saying this was an incredible game.  it's actually kinda crappy.  inferior to II.  on to other things i guess.  i got metroid prime also, never played that.  and to my surprise, there are a fair few free games on the wii virtual console, and good ones at that.  i'm tempted to buy ocarina of time and majora's mask on there too.  has anyone played these via the virtual console?  if so, are they proper ports or just kinda crappy emulations?  i'm also kinda thinking about getting a 3ds, so maybe it's better to get OOT and eventually MM on there.  or try to find one of the gamecube OOT disks.  i'd like to play master quest, and i'm guessing it's not included in the virtual console version.
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Post by: FlamingCobra on October 21, 2013, 11:36:42 pm
virtual console is a rom bundeled with an emulator.

Zelda collector's edition for gamecube turned out to be a couple of ROMs bundled with emulators.

i dont know how good the VC emulations are but the ones on Zelda Collector's edition for gamecube is pretty damn good.

The OoT debug ROM floating around on the internet is based on or related to the European version of OoT Master Quest. All the dungeons and stuff are from MQ anyway.

nb4 Nintendo never makes an HD/3D version of Majora's Mask. It's my favorite one, too.


begins foaming at the mouth at the mention of Metroid Prime
TROIDZ
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on October 21, 2013, 11:53:40 pm
googling says it's been pretty much announced for 3ds already following the one that's about to release here in the next month or so.  i guess 10 bucks and i get to play it on a TV is better than waiting around for a couple years for maybe a bit better graphics on a handheld that i don't even own yet for probably $40.  but i'll probably get and play through all the old skool NES/SNES ones available first.  are any of the handheld ones super worth it?  i've only played the one with the wind fish.  lately my disposable income has been telling me it really wants to be spent.
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Post by: MitoPL on October 22, 2013, 07:39:31 am
Now i am playing Rainbow Six Vegas :). Time to stop/vaporise/shoot some Tango :).
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Post by: FlamingCobra on October 22, 2013, 08:10:07 am
The only handheld zelda I really enjoyed was Oracle of Ages for Gameboy Color.
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Post by: MatthTheGeek on October 22, 2013, 12:00:42 pm
FTL Faster than Light. This game is frustratingly difficult but so addicting. It's good that every decision counts, but it's punishing when you make ONE wrong move. The way of the rogue-like, so it seems.
I've recently googled "FTL mods" and got pleasantly surprised. There's a lot more fun to be had just when you thought that game was starting to get boring (like, when you've unlocked all the ships like me...)
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Post by: Mongoose on October 22, 2013, 12:47:57 pm
googling says it's been pretty much announced for 3ds already following the one that's about to release here in the next month or so.  i guess 10 bucks and i get to play it on a TV is better than waiting around for a couple years for maybe a bit better graphics on a handheld that i don't even own yet for probably $40.  but i'll probably get and play through all the old skool NES/SNES ones available first.  are any of the handheld ones super worth it?  i've only played the one with the wind fish.  lately my disposable income has been telling me it really wants to be spent.
Oracle of Ages/Seasons for the GB Color were quite enjoyable; they were actually the first two Zelda titles I ever played.  They can both be played separately, but you can also link the two using a passcode to get the "true" story experience.  Minish Cap for the GB Advance was decent enough, though nothing really memorable in my book.  The first DS game, Phantom Hourglass, suffered somewhat from a single central dungeon that you had to keep rerunning a few times during the game, and a travel feature that wasn't nearly as enjoyable (at least in my view) as Wind Waker's.  Its follow-up, Spirit Tracks, was a big improvement that I enjoyed a lot, and is notable for being about the only game in the series where Zelda herself plays a prominent gameplay role over the entire thing.
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Post by: Kopachris on October 22, 2013, 01:28:27 pm
Playing through Assassin's Creed for the first time.  I don't usually do violent games, but the backstory had me intrigued for a while; I don't know what took me so long to play it.  I don't like the lengthy procedure for exiting the game (exit the animus, "quit", select your profile, then quit again), the repetitive background NPC dialog gets really tiresome after a while (especially beggars getting all up in my face "No you don't understand!  I have nothing!" Does it look like I have any coins to give you, *****?), and the gameplay gets a bit repetitive (all three cities are basically the same, just laid out slightly different).  Other than that, I like it, and I've been assured AC2 is a bit better.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on October 22, 2013, 01:34:21 pm
I don't like the lengthy procedure for exiting the game (exit the animus, "quit", select your profile, then quit again)

After you just exit the first part, to make sure your game saved, just hit alt-f4 to close. It works without causing damage, I resorted to that as soon as I figured out that I could. And the second one is much better in many respects. Less grindy, more story-y and varied.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kopachris on October 22, 2013, 01:46:41 pm
I don't like the lengthy procedure for exiting the game (exit the animus, "quit", select your profile, then quit again)

After you just exit the first part, to make sure your game saved, just hit alt-f4 to close. It works without causing damage, I resorted to that as soon as I figured out that I could. And the second one is much better in many respects. Less grindy, more story-y and varied.

That's what I've ended up doing the last few times.

Addendum:  Sadly, other than occasionally freezing for no apparent reason (should I disable Windows Aero?), my game appears to be glitch-free.  So no wall-humping soldiers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL18INzP2ps) or orgy of death (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ86b-2xpNk) for me.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on October 26, 2013, 08:54:28 am
Since I had a free afternoon I decided to get the Nürburgring 24 hour race done in Gran Turismo 4, using B-Spec mode of course (there's no way I'd want to do a race for a full 24 hours myself even with breaks), so I could unlock the Formula Gran Turismo. I started at 3pm today and, since it only allows speeding up by 3 times, it only just finished (had to take breaks for dinner and stuff and auto pitting doesn't reset it to 3 times speed). I'm glad that's over with now!

Also, I've been playing more Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (I got all stars in World Tour about a month ago, but still have to unlock every character's mods) - trying my first few public online games today and winning a few - and Pokémon X after it came out two weekends ago (already! That flew by fast).

I have been really enjoying the latter so far, and keeping myself in the dark about most of the new features and Pokémon (as in, those that weren't revealed before hand) has made it an even better experience, I think. I actually am just before the Pokémon league, which I'm kind of surprised of getting to so quickly (about 30 hours or so, if I recall correctly) - the new Experience and Exp. Share mechanics probably helped with that!

Also I might do something I haven't done before and restart the game to do the story again if the Pokémon Bank, when it's released, allows you to download your Pokémon back to the game if you reset it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on October 27, 2013, 03:35:01 am
Still playing Book of Unwritten Tales on and off.

Thought about trying Realms of the Haunting, which seems appropriate for Halloween. The graphics are pretty pixelated even in a 1024x768 window on my 1920x1080 screen, and the controls are clunky, which actually makes the game a bit scarier in that it's harder to see what's coming and defend yourself. Eh.

Started Borderlands 2, played for a couple hours so far and I give it a solid OK. Fun, but I'm not blown away.

I'd be playing Pokémon X/Y if I had a 3DS, then again the thread isn't "What would you be playing/do you wish you were playing right now?"
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on October 27, 2013, 04:03:35 pm
Started Borderlands 2, played for a couple hours so far and I give it a solid OK. Fun, but I'm not blown away.

I found the 2nd is nowhere near as compelling as the first.  It retains the levelling problem - just as you get a good weapon, it gets out-classed due to the levelling mechanic, legendaries are stupidly difficult to get which results in grind-y farming for which there is no point until you reach max level due to the aforementioned levelling issue, it is poorly balanced for solo play, and it just isn't as much fun.

I spend well over 100 hours in the first game, much of it just collecting all of the various kinds of weapons.  The second game I finished one playthrough and went half-way through the second, then said to hell with it and uninstalled.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on October 27, 2013, 05:33:14 pm
Yeah, I'm thinking this game doesn't merit the prime real estate of my SSD and is gonna get bumped to the secondary HD rather than uninstalled entirely. Not sure when I'll pick it up next, though.
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Post by: StarSlayer on October 27, 2013, 05:45:55 pm
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Director's Cut
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Post by: jg18 on October 27, 2013, 06:38:28 pm
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Director's Cut

What's it like? Is it worth the $5 it would cost me to get it when I already have the original DXHR and DLC, neither of which I've played yet?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on October 27, 2013, 08:25:06 pm
Terraria because Halloween update
So many halloween events

Warframe has an event
Spiral Knights
Killing floor
More
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on October 27, 2013, 09:20:14 pm
Yeah, Spiral Knights has been sucking my time, and now I've jumped into Terraria again...and I know TF2's is just a couple of days away.  See you in three weeks!
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Post by: Scotty on October 27, 2013, 10:28:18 pm
Pokémon.

I got it two weeks ago.  I am entering hour 77 of play time.

I think that speaks for itself.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on October 28, 2013, 12:25:34 am
i got borderlands 2 free with my vid card.  still haven't played it.  kinda forgot about it.  right now i'm playing super metroid.  will play metroid prime after.  this one's kindof annoying though.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on October 28, 2013, 08:14:52 am
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Director's Cut

What's it like? Is it worth the $5 it would cost me to get it when I already have the original DXHR and DLC, neither of which I've played yet?

I honestly don't know.  Even though its been burning a hole in my Steam library I didn't really get the chance to play the stock version and when this came I figured I dive straight in.  From what I read Eidos looked at all the user feedback and fixed a lot of the gripes with the original plus seamlessly integrated all the DLCs and extra content, the graphics, AI and boss fights were overhauled aw well.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on October 29, 2013, 03:27:51 am
What the hell, for $5 I'll take the chance, which presumably is exactly what they're counting on. DLing now.

EDIT: (cross-thread quoting ftw)

There's going to be a Director's Cut version that will integrate Missing Link and redo the boss battles. (http://www.gamespot.com//news/deus-ex-human-revolution-directors-cut-coming-to-360-ps3-and-pc-6409843?)

I can't read that link at work, but it had better be ****ing free to people who already own the game and hated the boss battles.
$5 isn't exactly free but it's kind of close. I guess.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on October 29, 2013, 08:29:00 am
Well I can see via Steam that Batts' been playing it on quite a bit so its apparently been worth his time :D  So far I've enjoyed it a lot, I'm trying to figure out if I want to stay a pacifist though.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on October 29, 2013, 10:30:29 am
X-COM
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Post by: MitoPL on October 29, 2013, 11:01:31 am
Now i abandoned R6 and started S.T.A.L.K.E.R - Shadow of chernobyl, also i get the S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Prypiat into my "collection". Haven't played it yet. Oh i just darn hate it that some stuff can be found only if you get info 'bout it...
I've bought all three parts with a very good Polish gaming mag - CD Action. For ~4-5$ you get a mag, and 2 - 3 full ver. games... many demos, some freeware. A good magazine it is :nod:.
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Post by: Kobrar44 on October 29, 2013, 11:55:48 am
I got myself ME trilogy. 7 hours in and I like it. And I love the stairs there :D Also "OH MY GOD", aka Magicka. I tried playing planetside 2 again, but it lags terribly. I have no idea why, it used to run acceptably well before.
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Post by: Nakura on October 29, 2013, 07:28:17 pm
StarCraft again! :D
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on October 29, 2013, 08:38:49 pm
Now i abandoned R6 and started S.T.A.L.K.E.R - Shadow of chernobyl, also i get the S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Prypiat into my "collection". Haven't played it yet. Oh i just darn hate it that some stuff can be found only if you get info 'bout it...
I've bought all three parts with a very good Polish gaming mag - CD Action. For ~4-5$ you get a mag, and 2 - 3 full ver. games... many demos, some freeware. A good magazine it is :nod:.

in call of pripyat you can find stashes without "learning" about them.  i think SoC is easily the best in the series though.  the only thing really holding it back is the terrible amount of bugs.  most of them can be fixed with mods/user patches though. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on October 30, 2013, 12:02:45 am
Freespace and/or mods. Started playing Star Wars: The Old Republic, it's pretty good, very well made, no obvious flaws, no gameplay issues. I like it a fair bit.

Now if only I could find the Homeworld trilogy.
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Post by: crizza on October 31, 2013, 08:27:01 am
Replaying Starcraft ", WoL...I want to play the zombie mission with as much tech as possible.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Polpolion on November 02, 2013, 12:57:33 am
I've been getting back into Wargame: AirLand Battle. It's fun again, but I'm so bad at it. Been struggling to take back Copenhagen in the medium difficulty campaign.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on November 02, 2013, 02:24:53 am
Steam Halloween sale: Dead Space 1 and 2 for $10.00?

Yeah, sure, why not. I've heard the first game was decent, anyway.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on November 02, 2013, 03:17:48 pm
Steam Halloween sale: Dead Space 1 and 2 for $10.00?

Yeah, sure, why not. I've heard the first game was decent, anyway.

I've heard that you will have to have several pairs of clean underwear before you play those games.  And you will be desensitized to any scare attempts from then on.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on November 02, 2013, 05:27:50 pm
I tried the first and found it lame. It's not scary, just stressing. And the monsters are not scary-inducing ugly, just plain ugly. Didn't get hooked by the story either.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on November 02, 2013, 06:13:55 pm
Steam Halloween sale: Dead Space 1 and 2 for $10.00?

Yeah, sure, why not. I've heard the first game was decent, anyway.

I've heard that you will have to have several pairs of clean underwear before you play those games.  And you will be desensitized to any scare attempts from then on.

I'm playing a guy with a suit of armor and a bunch of guns. This automatically makes the game not a horror game.

EDIT: A few chapters in, and yeah, this game is not scary in the slightest. Visceral and bloody, but not scary. Honestly the Necromorphs kind of make me laugh, with the awkward way most of them waddle around.

Doesn't mean it isn't fun though. This mechanic where you have to dismember enemies rather than aim for center of mass is interesting. Also not a half bad zero-g mechanic. So far I'm liking this all right.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on November 02, 2013, 11:26:01 pm
I tried the first and found it lame. It's not scary, just stressing. And the monsters are not scary-inducing ugly, just plain ugly. Didn't get hooked by the story either.

Ditto.  That and the clunky save mechanics turned me off.

It's not even stressful.  If you walk into a room and there are wall vents, there will be monsters that come running at you eventually.  SS2 was supposedly an influence on the developers, but if it was they took away everything that made SS2 such an amazing game.  Dead Space is jump-scare at its worst.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on November 03, 2013, 01:12:10 am
SS2 was supposedly an influence on the developers, but if it was they took away everything that made SS2 such an amazing game.

I can see that, actually. It really is like a massively dumbed-down version of System Shock 2. You have an inventory screen, you have an upgrade system, you have telekinesis and cryokinesis, you have an alien life form infesting the bodies of crew on a ruined space ship, you have weird alien biomass growing all over the place for no reason... hell, you even have the log-books scattered about that tell the backstory. All we're missing is one insane, megalomaniacal AI. Well, that and the depth of the plot, the atmosphere, and the difficulty.

But yeah, horror story this is not. Honestly I'm not even getting startled by jump scares. The "scare chords" come so fast and so often that they're just an audio cue that enemies are in the area. Which ruins the tension further: there's zero chance of enemies sneaking up on you. That at least would be a little bit scary if I just turned around and suddenly there was a necromorph in my face... but no.

Now, with all that said, the shooter gameplay is relatively solid and I'm having a decent time running around from crisis to crisis on the spaceship. So it's a decent FPS, if nothing else.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on November 03, 2013, 07:12:56 am
Just finished Book of Unwritten Tales. Next will likely be DXHR Director's Cut and/or Realms of the Haunting. Should finish Braid, though, one way or another. And even finish Portal, which I set aside a long time ago... :nervous:

Besides those, some RIFT, and even DDR when I get the chance and find someone who wants to play. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on November 03, 2013, 01:50:33 pm
portal isn't terribly long.  if you don't get stuck for a while figuring out one of the puzzles, you can finish it in an afternoon.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on November 03, 2013, 02:36:57 pm
Once you've played it once, you can do it in 30min tops, without even rushing.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on November 03, 2013, 05:33:25 pm
Mardering.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on November 03, 2013, 05:40:24 pm
VTSIs or the IFVs?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on November 03, 2013, 05:44:13 pm
Actually, the tank destroyers.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on November 03, 2013, 05:48:49 pm
Tank combat is better when paired with moe schoolgirls. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on November 03, 2013, 05:56:17 pm
You say that as though I'm not mod-packing the heck out of it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on November 03, 2013, 06:08:44 pm
Ah, cool, well, Droid803, Hartzaden, and I also play, in addition to Scourge of Ages.  We're NA-West though, and our highest tier is 7 with Droid's Tiger P and my T29.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on November 03, 2013, 06:29:55 pm
You can hop between servers at will now.

I've got a VK B (tier 9) for my highest, and a KV-4 on the Russian line.  Other than that, entirely too many Tier 7s.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on November 03, 2013, 07:18:14 pm
Ah, cool, well, Droid803, Hartzaden, and I also play, in addition to Scourge of Ages.  We're NA-West though, and our highest tier is 7 with Droid's Tiger P and my T29.

NA-West myself, with stuff from Tier 2 to Tier 9 in the garage. Though I don't like my Tier 9s. NGTM_1R here. (If you know an active clan I'd be interested, I'm the last guy left in my current.)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hades on November 03, 2013, 07:23:01 pm
I play tanks too, I got tier 1 to 10 and primarily play NA East (but since it's easy to swap I can, you know, swap).

Though I'm taking a hiatus for now because of pubtatos making winning a damn match a massive chore, and also because Path of Exile is fun as hell and is basically what Diablo 3 should have been.
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Post by: StarSlayer on November 03, 2013, 09:56:31 pm
Still filling the shoes of Adam Jensen, patron saint of the hookers and downtrodden of Hengsha, international puncher of faces and hacker extraordinaire.  Of course despite avoiding casualties for most of the game, when those Belltower asshats massacred the pod tenement I went on a roaring rampage of revenge.  I seriously pulled out all the stops and went through them like an apex predator in a slow sheep farm.  It was fun really exercising all those upgraded weapons and combat augs I've been carting round most of the game.  I'm looking forward to the next legit case where I feel going lethal is reasonable.
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Post by: Patriot on November 04, 2013, 11:47:31 am
NA-West myself, with stuff from Tier 2 to Tier 9 in the garage. Though I don't like my Tier 9s. NGTM_1R here. (If you know an active clan I'd be interested, I'm the last guy left in my current.)

Try MechWarrior Vets, especially Crispin(could be ColCrispin). Tell him I(HerrFlex) sent ya, that ought to do you wonders for getting in :)
They're a cool bunch of guys, mostly older than 30. Usage of TeamSpeak is encouraged but not required for pubstomps, for clan wars however(if you're interested, there's drops on fridays, saturdays and sundays and i think on mondays too) it is a requirement to at least hear people.

I quit World of Tanks but am heading their WarThunder department with little recruitment success, so if you guys know anyone that plays WarThunder and wants to join a bunch of long-time gamers and some not so long-time gamers for some aerial and soon armored fun, we're the place to be :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on November 05, 2013, 08:02:32 am
more DXHR

...nobody shoots down my flygirl, and lives.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on November 05, 2013, 03:29:44 pm
Got Battalion Wars (GC), Eternal Darkness (GC), Front Mission 5 (PS2 - Eng Sub), Persona 4 (PS2) and Skies of Arcadia (DC) for my birthday. I'll probably start with Eternal Darkness today or tomorrow.
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Post by: Lorric on November 05, 2013, 03:40:15 pm
Got Battalion Wars (GC), Eternal Darkness (GC), Front Mission 5 (PS2 - Eng Sub), Persona 4 (PS2) and Skies of Arcadia (DC) for my birthday. I'll probably start with Eternal Darkness today or tomorrow.
Happy birthday Nakura. Enjoy. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on November 05, 2013, 04:09:00 pm
I need to grab myself Eternal Darkness too.  I've heard it's a complete mind-screw.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on November 05, 2013, 04:44:42 pm
You know what? I actually like Dead Space.

Is it original? No.
Is it scary? No.
Does it have a gripping story? No.

But the gameplay is solid, the visuals are legitimately impressive (not in terms of graphical quality, but in terms of presentation and detail), the zero-g mechanics are actually really clever, the occasional puzzles provide a nice break from the action every now and again, and when you get right down to it, it's fun to shoot limbs off of mutated space zombies.

Bottom line: flawed game? Yes. Fun game? Also yes.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on November 07, 2013, 11:14:09 am
Got Battalion Wars (GC), Eternal Darkness (GC), Front Mission 5 (PS2 - Eng Sub), Persona 4 (PS2) and Skies of Arcadia (DC) for my birthday. I'll probably start with Eternal Darkness today or tomorrow.
Happy birthday Nakura. Enjoy. :)

Thanks, Lorric!

I need to grab myself Eternal Darkness too.  I've heard it's a complete mind-screw.

I'm about halfway through the game now and am somewhat disappointed. It's messed up, especially if you let your sanity hit zero, but it isn't really scary. I was expecting a terrifying experience, based on everything I've heard people say about the game, but it just isn't scary.

The story is pretty interesting and the idea is really unique. The gameplay is fairly average, but this isn't the kind of game you play for the gameplay. So far the game has been incredibly easy, as you can just use hit-and-run attacks to beat just about every enemy, maybe it gets harder later on though.
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on November 07, 2013, 12:10:32 pm
Finally decided to play the full version of Valdis Story: Abyssal City (http://store.steampowered.com/app/252030/) (after playing an incomplete version as a kickstarter backer). I am having SO MUCH FUN. It scratches much more of the metroidvania itch than Dust: An Elysian Tail did (although Dust was definitely prettier, it was still rather linear). Throw in the variety of equipment (all functionally different, rather than just the usual metroidvania style of having 500 pieces of armor with slight stat changes), and the sheer variety of combos you can pull off, and I'm having the time of my life even when I'm completely lost (because I get to practice my combo skills on the hapless enemies in my path). Then there's the feeling you get when you finally pull off that tricky bit of platforming to get through a door before it closes so you can get that golden chest...

If you're a fan of metroidvania games at all, give Valdis Story: Abyssal City a look.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on November 07, 2013, 01:06:38 pm
Thanks, Lorric!
You're welcome. :)
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Post by: crizza on November 08, 2013, 10:19:28 am
Total War: Rome 2 is for sale 25% off.
Is it worth buying or still suffering game crashes like earlier Total War games?
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on November 08, 2013, 11:10:55 am
can't decide if i should do a replay of Twilight Princess or restart/finish Skyward Sword first. 
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Post by: Black-Devil on November 08, 2013, 12:29:36 pm
Only old Stuff atm like DaoC and Freespace 2 and the Dawn of War II series hoping to finish it this time
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on November 08, 2013, 01:59:14 pm
Total War: Rome 2 is for sale 25% off.
Is it worth buying or still suffering game crashes like earlier Total War games?

At least wait for a better sale. Winter sale is coming...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on November 08, 2013, 02:03:29 pm
And they say it's bugged like all the others are when they first arrive.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on November 09, 2013, 07:40:14 am
I played Two Worlds on xbox for a sum total of 3 minutes before unplugging the thing from the mains. I've been sodding about with the AoT game, and mulling over if I should install Mechwarrior 4 or not.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on November 09, 2013, 04:10:20 pm
finally got round to buying and installing ep1-2 for HL2.  now joining the legion frustrated at the lack of an ep3.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on November 10, 2013, 09:26:38 am
I played Two Worlds on xbox for a sum total of 3 minutes before unplugging the thing from the mains. I've been sodding about with the AoT game, and mulling over if I should install Mechwarrior 4 or not.

Yes yes yes yes yes.

It's unfortunate that MekTek lost their license, but it's still an incredible game. MechWarrior 3 is awesome too, but apparently you need to perform some serious computing gymnastics to get it to run properly on Windows 7 and 8.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on November 10, 2013, 11:54:13 am
I played Two Worlds on xbox for a sum total of 3 minutes before unplugging the thing from the mains. I've been sodding about with the AoT game, and mulling over if I should install Mechwarrior 4 or not.

Yes yes yes yes yes.

It's unfortunate that MekTek lost their license, but it's still an incredible game. MechWarrior 3 is awesome too, but apparently you need to perform some serious computing gymnastics to get it to run properly on Windows 7 and 8.
I don't know about "incredible" (in this day and age, when we have MW:LL for instance), but it is certainly fun. Unfortunately, I've been unable to find my installation downloads for the MW4:Mercs Free Release for some time... it's still installed on this compy, but if I ever want to reinstall, I'm SOL.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: LHN91 on November 10, 2013, 09:42:29 pm
I played Two Worlds on xbox for a sum total of 3 minutes before unplugging the thing from the mains. I've been sodding about with the AoT game, and mulling over if I should install Mechwarrior 4 or not.

Yes yes yes yes yes.

It's unfortunate that MekTek lost their license, but it's still an incredible game. MechWarrior 3 is awesome too, but apparently you need to perform some serious computing gymnastics to get it to run properly on Windows 7 and 8.

XP is a royal pain too for that matter. Mech 3 works best with older nVidia cards, they seem to support the terrible version of DirectX 6.1 that Mech 3 uses. Either way, expect to be switching compatibility modes and having missions crash half-way through every 2-4 missions.

...despite that I've played through the whole game on every computer I've owned, from a Pentium 233 with 95 and a 2MB graphics card, up to a quad-core Windows 7 machine where I had to use the on-board graphics as the Radeon I had installed refused to cooperate. Mech 3 was one of the first games I ever bought with my own money, and it's still one of my favourite games.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on November 11, 2013, 02:52:42 pm
Finished the integrated Missing Link DLC in the Director's Cut of Human Revolution under "Factory Zero" conditions.  IE not upgrading Augs or using weapons.  Of course now that I got the "cheevo" I think I'll go back and play it again so I don't loose my inventory.  I didn't upgrade all my weapons just to leave them on some Bell Tower scow.  Plus I want to hack all those PCs.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on November 12, 2013, 12:14:16 pm
Finished the integrated Missing Link DLC in the Director's Cut of Human Revolution under "Factory Zero" conditions.  IE not upgrading Augs or using weapons.  Of course now that I got the "cheevo" I think I'll go back and play it again so I don't loose my inventory.  I didn't upgrade all my weapons just to leave them on some Bell Tower scow.  Plus I want to hack all those PCs.

I seem to recall the original version of it allowed you to pick up weapons (though not self-upgrades) as long as you didn't use them.  I thought.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on November 12, 2013, 01:19:01 pm
Without spending Piraxis points on upgrading my carry capacity I would have had to dump a good chunk of my items.  So I just played through without picking anything up but candy bars, protein jugs, software and booze.  It'll be easy going through again now that I'm using augs and have all my weapons, plus now I can read everyone's email and farm that extra XP :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on November 12, 2013, 03:36:33 pm
Just started in on Just Cause.  While it's apparently not quite as zany as its sequel, I've managed to have some fun shenanigans so far.  The sheer size of the game world is pretty damn impressive, too.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: TwentyPercentCooler on November 12, 2013, 04:37:32 pm
Just started in on Just Cause.  While it's apparently not quite as zany as its sequel, I've managed to have some fun shenanigans so far.  The sheer size of the game world is pretty damn impressive, too.

I love the Just Cause games. One of the franchises that realizes players mostly want to **** around and blow up ALL the things in a game with a huge world and lots of stuff to blow up. Something that GTAIV completely forgot. Nope, sorry, you can't blow things up right now, you have to go bowling with your annoying cousin.

So, I'm in the middle of building a racing sim cockpit because it's something I've always wanted to do. Been playing a lot of rFactor, albeit with a crappy wheel, to get used to driving cars again. rFactor is awesome.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on November 12, 2013, 05:04:13 pm
In the defense of GTA IV, it didn't forget it. You can afterall, blow up your cousin

Still playing GTA Online (stimulus package was nice, but I already had 1.7 million) with some breaks with Terraria and Spiral Knights

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1398967_10153424142740167_1286056971_o.jpg)

Terraria. Because why not
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Polpolion on November 13, 2013, 02:55:20 pm
Been playing a cool Doom II wad called Equinox (http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/?id=11412). Probably my favorite wad at the moment.
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Post by: Mobius on November 13, 2013, 06:05:43 pm
IL-2 Sturmovik UE. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on November 13, 2013, 10:23:47 pm
KOTOR 2 (yes, still) and Bioshock Infinite:  Burial at Sea.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on November 13, 2013, 11:09:58 pm
Well, my plans for getting Homeworld have been put on hold. The GOTY edition; $170-ish. So I've settled on just HW2 for now and getting the other two later. I've already seen the whole trilogy's LP by Renairen. So I kinda know the story, but HW2 has the best gameplay IMO.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on November 13, 2013, 11:50:36 pm
Well, my plans for getting Homeworld have been put on hold. The GOTY edition; $170-ish. So I've settled on just HW2 for now and getting the other two later. I've already seen the whole trilogy's LP by Renairen. So I kinda know the story, but HW2 has the best gameplay IMO.

!!!!
Hey, try this one instead: http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Homeworld-Game-Year-PC/dp/B00008OE45
Or buy used. Or skip the GOTY edition (what does it even add?).
Or wait for Gearbox to release Homeworld HD (or whatever), hopefully soooon.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on November 14, 2013, 12:54:41 am
Or don't buy. You have interwebs, for unexistant god's sake.

Until gearbox goes around to re-release it (and we have no idea when that'll be), this is technically abandonware, especially when the only copies to you find are above 100 bucks  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on November 14, 2013, 01:43:46 am
Plotting my new Let's Play.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on November 14, 2013, 01:50:55 am
The new BattleTech Let's Play made me fire up the ol' MW4:Mercs install, and I've been fiddling around with loadouts and kicking butt at Solaris (as per usual). Also...

Seeing as I'm without internet for the foreseeable future I've started playing Mechwarrior 4 Mercs again. With the MekPak of course. A pair of CUAC20s on a Talos is an extraordinary sight to behold.

I'm still having trouble building a quad-PPC Awesome of any variant without it promptly melting after two shots though. That isn't so good because the NPC allies don't know about this strange thing called "heat management" and I'd rather be brawling with the ballistic weapons.
Do you still have an installer of the MekTek version of MW4 somewhere?  I'd love to get back in it.
I don't know about Hobbie, but I think I might still have my Mercs downloads somewhere. Not sure where, though; I definitely had them as of a year ago, because it's been installed since I reinstalled my operating system (specifically, looks like the folder was created last July; almost exactly a year ago).

If I ever find the actual downloads, I'll let you know.
A lot late, but I thought some people might like to know that I sucessfully located the most up-to-date MW4:Mercs free release archives (0028 full archive, 0028-to-0029 patch archive, 0029-to-0030 patch archive, the MTX Extractor to extract those archives, and the 0030c hotfix). I've stuck 'em all in a 7zip archive and uploaded them here (http://deviance.duckish.net/downloads/MW4Mercs.7z) (plus you can get the Mechstorm texture pack here (http://deviance.duckish.net/downloads/Mechstorm_MTX_v002.exe)). Have at it (sorry I missed you on IRC, SpardaSon21).

Slight word of warning: the MTX files compressed really efficiently. The MW4Mercs.7z archive is only 178 MB, but the files total 1.81 GB. By contrast, attempting to make a .7z of the Mechstorm installer resulted in an archive larger than the file it was supposed to compress (come to think of it, the installer is probably just a glorified self-extracting archive in the first place).
EDIT: Turns out the all-to-0028 archive was corrupted (hence the tiny size of the 7zip archive). I pulled MW4Mercs.7z for now, but I found that the all-to-0028 torrent still has seeds; if it pays off, I'll reupload.
EDIT2: Reuploaded.

Yes, my username is MageKing17 on IRC.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on November 14, 2013, 08:16:40 am
Cruised through Rifleman Bank Station with Augs.  Managed to get "Apex Predator" by disposing of the "Colonel Kilgore" wannabe without being seen.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kobrar44 on November 14, 2013, 01:07:23 pm
WARNING: IMMATURE CONTENT
(http://oi41.tinypic.com/2lavaeb.jpg) (http://oi41.tinypic.com/2lavaeb.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on November 14, 2013, 09:47:18 pm
found a "demo" of rocksmith 2014 and have been trying it out a bit.  thank GOD i didn't buy into the hype and buy it sight unseen.  it has some technical improvements and a neat new feature or two, but on the whole it blows compared to the original.  there were quite a few well-known and much talked about issues with RS1.  most of them were just kindof annoying, like a bad, unintuitive UI and it pulling up the tuner before every single song or set played.  the only truly horrible problem i saw was that the game could decide to throw you into 'master mode' without you telling it to, wherein you must play the song from memory.  all these little things that we told the developers about were CHANGED, but not fixed.  the UI is more condensed and navigation is a little quicker in 2014, but it's still an unintuitive cluster****.  the 'career mode' type function was removed entirely.  that was my main mode of playing and the best way to get exposure to all the songs, and just generally feel like there was some sort of progression.  in its place is an asinine achievements type system that sends you on horribly stupid 'missions' like "open the options menu" or "play five WHOLE notes correctly in this song" or "sort the list of songs."  those are all real.  and every time you do one of these tasks, you're greeted with a popup congratulating you on pressing the enter key or whatever the hell you just did.  oh my god i "looked at" the "learn a song" page (this is just the list of songs in the game) i feel so proud of myself!  i don't like the new cartoony and effects-based background (a lot like guitar hero/rockband) that replaced RS1's venue with audience or basement/practice studio backdrop, but i accept this is just personal taste and not a big deal at all.  however the changed note highway and a lot of the shiny effects and new notations are objectively worse in that they make it harder to actually see what the hell you're supposed to be playing.  as a complete beginner (and playing bass at that), i have no interest in session mode, which was really the biggest draw.  and finally the on-disc songs are pretty weak.  a few big titles in there, but filled in with utter crap.  not just unknowns like in RS1 that mostly turned out to be pretty good songs anyway, but truly bad songs.

in short, the only thing really worth having about the new game is the reduced input lag and support for more techniques and tunings.  almost everything else has regressed from RS1.  pretty much everyone else reviewing/commenting on it says it's much faster and way less loading time, but i honestly never noticed loading times at all in the first one.  2014 ends up being WAY slower for me due to generally bad UI design, all those annoying popups interrupting everything i'm trying to do, and specifically for startup, the fact that all the developer/publisher splashes are unskippable now.  the final nail in the coffin is uplay required in addition to steam.  two third party programs required to be running and two accounts signed in.  and beyond that, uplay actually goes and gets all up in the game, making stuff that should just be part of the base game "bonus" content that has to be unlocked with uplay points.  some of it doesn't matter, like different skins and virtual guitars and stuff, but some of it REALLY matters, like the damn lead or rhythm guitar arrangements for the songs.  or just entire songs outright.  i guess you get these points by doing the stupid missions or something.  i don't really know, my "demo" breaks that part.  everyone currently playing and discussing the game on various forums seems to be infatuated and blowing sunshine about it, but i've still got to imagine there would be MASSIVE outcry if these uplay unlocks had to be bought.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on November 17, 2013, 02:15:56 am
Punch Punch Panchaea!

Seriously I think I knocked out more people on that facility than Mike Tyson in his career.  Well thus ends my adventure into Deus Ex Human Revolution it was quite fun.  I'll probably take a break from games for a bit, though XCOM EW does beckon quite seductively.

Also Jason Namir doesn't care for taking fragmentation shells in the face from a Linebacker G-87  :snipe:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on November 17, 2013, 06:26:31 am
A bit of Dust 154.
It's a pretty solid shooter, but it just seems to be missing something....
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MitoPL on November 17, 2013, 07:36:26 am
Finished Stalker: SHOC. Playing Priboi story mod now :).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on November 17, 2013, 05:47:24 pm
Gotten back into The Old Republic.

Save me.

(Also playing X Rebirth but not all that much, it needs a lot of patching)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on November 17, 2013, 06:19:06 pm
Started playing Risk of Rain, interesting mix of roguelike, platformer, sci-fi and just bloody die already
http://riskofraingame.com/
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on November 17, 2013, 09:43:28 pm
A bit of Warthunder

Like if IL-2 and World of Warplanes had a baby. It plays much like IL-2, but looks BETTER than WoWP.

If anybody wants to try, use this link and get 50 free gold/eagles/premium monies. http://warthunder.com/en/registration?r=userinvite_11348256
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on November 17, 2013, 11:15:37 pm
Metroid Prime 3
Difficulty - Veteran
98% complete
Total time 15:47


beat Metroid Prime 2 a few days ago.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on November 18, 2013, 12:41:25 am
i just got metroid prime.  i'm brand new to the series.  is there any value to playing through super metroid first?  got it for free, and played a little bit, but it feels REALLY tedious so far. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on November 18, 2013, 12:49:44 am
Metroid Prime is the best Metroid game ever made, and you don't need to play a single other game to enjoy it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on November 18, 2013, 01:58:22 am
I'd still play all of the series anyhow. They're great games overall (even Other M despite everyone hating it)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on November 18, 2013, 02:03:23 am
No!  BAD deathfun!  We do not recommend that game to people!

And yes, the Metroid Prime trilogy stands by itself, though by most accounts Super Metroid is an all-time classic of gaming that's definitely worth a play itself.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on November 18, 2013, 02:33:22 am
Oh boy, you guys reminded me...

... I've actually decided to touch the demo of the Met2 remake again. (http://metroid2remake.blogspot.com/) (And yeah, I've actually been following this project since 2008.) Oh, fond memories (the NP Super Metroid comic with Houston for one, and the manga that actually adds a layer to Zero Mission)...

Then I recently beat Wanderers from Ys again (have it on TG-16 emu). Some damn good music (personal opinion, but I think a good chunk of the PCE/TG-16 soundtrack sounds a bit better than The Oath in Felghana). Then I just found a stupidly easy way to kill Merland (Garland in all other versions)... put on Protect Ring, stand right under his chest, and just hold up+attack. Rapid-fire upward-stabbing (or whatever the technical term is)... gotta love it.

Damn it, I need to finish the Grand Palace in Zelda II. Or at least start over the whole game. I've spent so much time trying to get through it six years ago, and it's a bloody unresolved piece in my RPG catalogue. I need to prove these clowns wrong for once. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta0DlcxyY5M)

EDIT: Oh, and I forgot! If anyone remembers Space Cadet (the Pinball game for WinXP 32)... yep, I got it on my Win7 craptop. Ohh man, I can't get my timing right again. I'd like to go back and try to reach the rank of Captain again (if any of you got to Fleet Admiral, I'd like to know how that experience was like).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on November 18, 2013, 03:13:41 pm
I need to prove these clowns wrong for once. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta0DlcxyY5M)
...that is terrifying.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on November 18, 2013, 03:23:22 pm
i have space cadet on my comp also.  didn't it come with win7 though?  i don't remember installing it myself.  i've only ever managed to get the first promotion.  and only like twice at that.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on November 19, 2013, 09:11:20 pm
No!  BAD deathfun!  We do not recommend that game to people!
quoting for emphasis.

Oh boy, you guys reminded me...

... I've actually decided to touch the demo of the Met2 remake again. (http://metroid2remake.blogspot.com/) (And yeah, I've actually been following this project since 2008.) Oh, fond memories (the NP Super Metroid comic with Houston for one, and the manga that actually adds a layer to Zero Mission)...

-snip-

why isn't it out yet T_T
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on November 19, 2013, 10:31:25 pm
No!  BAD deathfun!  We do not recommend that game to people!

D:


Just grabbed XCOM: Enemy Within because of the LP which resparked my desire to play that awesome game
Also, with the Beach Bum update on GTA V which just came out I hopped on that for a bit. Unsurprisingly, I can't seem to play the new missions with friends because of an error with the sessions. Ah well, wait until fixed and enjoy shanking people with a broken bottle

Also Defiance and Aion still (the time suckers that they are)

I ALSO FEEL LIKE PLAYING OTHER M
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on November 20, 2013, 02:41:47 am
~ insert what I said about the Metroid 2 remake here ~

why isn't it out yet T_T

Long story short (with rather bad annotation): real life problems stacked up (read the last year or two of his posts, it becomes quickly apparent).

i have space cadet on my comp also.  didn't it come with win7 though?  i don't remember installing it myself.  i've only ever managed to get the first promotion.  and only like twice at that.

Unfortunately, no. (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsoft-Explains-Why-It-Killed-Pinball-After-Windows-XP-315849.shtml) The kicker of that (from what I've read someplace else) was that there was no commentary in the source code (another company made it), hence, why they couldn't effectively find the collision detection problem.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on November 20, 2013, 07:26:35 am
I couldn't resist and bought Total War: Rome 2

So far the only bug I encountered was in the prologe campaign, but nothing else.
What I don't like ist that I cannot expand settlements/Cities like I want, but it is fun to play.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on November 20, 2013, 01:43:58 pm
I couldn't resist and bought Total War: Rome 2

So far the only bug I encountered was in the prologe campaign, but nothing else.
What I don't like ist that I cannot expand settlements/Cities like I want, but it is fun to play.

I didn't really find it particularly buggy but the Roma Surrectum II mod for the original RTW is superior in my opinion.  The odd color filter effect in Rome II makes everything look pants plus the speed of unit movement and combat in battles seems off to me.

Plus in RSII I can build specific legions.


THIRTEEN!!

(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/7444/attachment145c7d47.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on November 21, 2013, 10:28:05 pm
So the Enemy Within LPs have me itching to try out the new version.  Of course that means I need to pull the trigger and finish the original play through.  So after moppping up a few Interceptions and a Terror Mission I felt I was warmed up enough to go turn on the Gollop Chamber

(http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/720869426635196880/69C8A6B379E1734C3892FAC8EDF4C30E27E9F4A1/)

Time to send in the First Team
(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/720869426635200446/35D1F2CB3BB7FCC69A54DD9544041E86D9877FC0/)

This feels eerily familiar...
(http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/720869898946128739/8873DF1624985E3E9BE35A7568F52E1E39A0C6D2/)


Well time to try out Mutant and MEC madness.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on November 23, 2013, 02:41:26 am
Its XCOM MEC Madness!

Unfortunately two of my operatives were so grievously injured during missions that traditional medical practices proved insufficient to restore them to full health.  Thus they volunteered for the experimental augmentation program.

One of whom was a young lady from Russia with a penchant for heavy weapons.

I wonder if I'll giver her a Tesla Fist and a fitting callsign...

(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/720869898985090474/3932800A73C532F828F028D1C53C02B142D5C9EB/)

You'e damn ****ing right I will.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on November 26, 2013, 06:38:04 pm
Touhou 14 - Double Dealing Character

This game is a true return to form, as far as I'm concerned. After the overly-gimmicky 12 and 13, along with rather underwhelming characters and music from 13, this is a massive improvement. Excellent music, good bullet patterns that don't rely on gimmicks so much, and a much simplified power-up system.

And, seriously, I think Raiko Horikawa (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdkOmQxvfcw) may be the best boss ZUN has ever designed. Challenging yet fun bullet patterns, an absolutely awesome percussion-based theme song (fitting, considering she's the spirit of a drum set), and her final spells are actually timed rather like a drummer's beats.

On the other hand, the stage 5 boss needs to die in a fire. Flipping my perspective and controls around when I'm trying to dodge bullets is not cool! :mad:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on November 27, 2013, 02:45:31 am
I picked up a shiny Zelda 3DS XL that'll be used for Pokémon Y for the foreseeable future. It's good to have a handheld console again after my Game Boy Advance from over 10 years ago.

I've just gotten my first badge and am having a great time, but I must have never noticed how disturbing the game is, morally speaking -- beating wild animals to within an inch of their life until you can shove them into a ball the size of your fist, then forcing them to engage in blood sports. :nono: It is just a game, though.

Then of course there are the usual peculiar lessons we learn from video games, like how entering strangers' houses uninvited invariably results in helpful advice and useful items. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on November 27, 2013, 11:06:55 am
I must have never noticed how disturbing the game is, morally speaking -- beating wild animals to within an inch of their life until you can shove them into a ball the size of your fist, then forcing them to engage in blood sports

... taking them from their homes in the wild to spend the foreseeable future locked in your storage boxes or to be exchanged like currency with total strangers.
Spoiler:
http://www.vgcats.com/comics/
Or just running into them in the wild, blasting them with fire, and leaving their unconscious body behind for the elements and/or predators (what do you really think wild pokemon eat?)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on November 27, 2013, 11:36:21 am
(what do you really think wild pokemon eat?)
Berries(tm), obviously. Don't want to hurt the sensibilities of vegans.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on November 27, 2013, 11:39:22 am
(what do you really think wild pokemon eat?)
Berries(tm), obviously. Don't want to hurt the sensibilities of vegans.
Read some pokedex entries. Many pokemon prey upon each other.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on November 27, 2013, 07:06:57 pm
(what do you really think wild pokemon eat?)
Berries(tm), obviously. Don't want to hurt the sensibilities of vegans.
Read some pokedex entries. Many pokemon prey upon each other.

And here we see a pack of wild Zangoose, preparing to feast on the innards of their primary prey...
(http://www.pokemopolis.com/pics/eps/dimension/tears03.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on November 27, 2013, 07:16:21 pm
Ah yes, in the cartoon the poke'mon are often fed meat as well.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on November 27, 2013, 08:52:33 pm
And here we see a pack of wild Zangoose, preparing to feast on the innards of their primary prey...
*snip*
They actually implemented stuff like that into Pokémon X and Y during horde encounters - for example, you can get four Zangoose and one Seviper in a horde and the Zangoose will attack the Seviper instead of your Pokémon. :P
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on November 28, 2013, 12:32:24 am
Bizarrely, none of these sorts of objections appear in Wikipedia's section on criticism of the Pokémon franchise (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon#Morality_and_religious_beliefs).

EDIT: I even read the criticism of the movie from a Christian website (http://www.capalert.com/capreports/pokemonthemovie.htm) that was mentioned there. It briefly referred to some of those things in passing but nothing more than that.

Ah yes, in the cartoon the poke'mon are often fed meat as well.
Reminds me, is there anything in the official lore about Pokémon as meat for human consumption? A quick search of the Wikipedia article for "meat" and "food" didn't turn up anything. It'd kinda make sense that at least some types would get eaten, given that they're the local fauna. Maybe they're considered too sacred or something to be used as food, or maybe the idea was considered to be too disturbing to little kids, who knows.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: ssmit132 on November 28, 2013, 12:48:00 am
At the very least (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Food#Humans_eating_Pok.C3.A9mon) Farfetch'd is supposedly rare because they were eaten, but that was only mentioned in the anime.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on November 28, 2013, 01:37:10 am
At the very least (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Food#Humans_eating_Pok.C3.A9mon) Farfetch'd is supposedly rare because they were eaten, but that was only mentioned in the anime.

Nope, the early Red/Blue games mentioned it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on November 28, 2013, 01:58:27 am
There was a Magikarp cooked up on a platter way back in the anime's past.  Me, I want some Tauros steaks.  Mmmmm.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on November 28, 2013, 04:23:43 am
There's also the incidence where Ash's first response after actually catching his first pokemon (you know, the Krabby that didn't just trip all over itself to get a trainer) he calls Professor Oak, who is eating tofu.  His response?  That Oak had better not be eating his Krabby.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on November 28, 2013, 11:23:20 am
There was a Magikarp cooked up on a platter way back in the anime's past.  Me, I want some Tauros steaks.  Mmmmm.
(http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/f/f4/Edible_Magikarp.png)

I wasn't even looking for it! :lol:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Polpolion on November 28, 2013, 06:27:17 pm
Started playing XCOM again. Didn't take long for me to remember why I stopped playing it last time.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on November 28, 2013, 10:46:43 pm
Metroid Prime 3
Difficulty - Veteran
98% complete
Total time 15:47


beat Metroid Prime 2 a few days ago.
I am impressed. Congratulations, sir.

i just got metroid prime.  i'm brand new to the series.  is there any value to playing through super metroid first?  got it for free, and played a little bit, but it feels REALLY tedious so far.

Tedious? To each their own, I suppose, but I find Metroid Prime to be among the best single player games that I have ever played. It takes a lot for a single player game to keep my interest for long, but I found Prime to be a blast from start to finish. Prime 2 is a fantastic game too, but it's a lot less clear as to what you're supposed to do, and getting constantly lost isn't very fun or immersive.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on December 01, 2013, 12:35:39 am
i just got metroid prime.  i'm brand new to the series.  is there any value to playing through super metroid first?  got it for free, and played a little bit, but it feels REALLY tedious so far.

I would say Super can be a good starting point if you're stepping into the franchise (it's arguably the best 2D game of the lot, and a good gateway, as you're told the plot of the first two in the prologue).



Decided to play the Special Ops in Modern Warfare 2. God, Homeland Security was a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on December 01, 2013, 04:35:49 am
I suppose technically not playing but I picked up RPG maker XP seeing as it works out at £12.21, reasonable powerful and fairly reasonable when it comes to needing how tos
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on December 01, 2013, 11:02:42 pm
"We cast aside our humanity in order to defeat monsters"

XCOM Enemy Within

All Field Operations Completed.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on December 02, 2013, 06:46:43 am
Playing Guacamelee on PS3. Very good Metroidvania-style game, comes highly recommended.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on December 02, 2013, 08:32:47 am
Somehow I'm imagining Chacarero employees getting in a rumble with a rival Chilean sandwich shop.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on December 05, 2013, 03:58:51 pm
Grabbed Skryim on the Autumn sale, and got sucked up into it pretty good. That is a drop-dead gorgeous game, makes Oblivion look like poo. Anyway, it seems to have largely broken my addiction to World of Tanks, though I still get on a few times a week.
Also still The Pokemans XY.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on December 05, 2013, 06:34:22 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/856203_10153516991900167_250288612_o.jpg)

Starbound
This is what happens when you come up against something more powerful than you.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on December 05, 2013, 06:47:13 pm
Basically the same as Terraria, in other words.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on December 05, 2013, 09:21:32 pm
Minus the part where Terraria bosses phase through blocks!

Really enjoying this game though. It's ridiculously fun and the fact there are so many god damned worlds is also pretty great.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on December 06, 2013, 12:14:22 am
Still working on Just Cause.  The main story missions are pretty generic, and all the side stuff is very repetitive, but it's fun enough for what it is, and the act of mowing down government troops to liberate a village is satisfying in and of itself.  What does stand out is that the game is absolutely gorgeous for something released in 2006; the world is who knows how many square miles' worth of beautiful mountainous tropical islands.  It's one of those rare titles that brings to mind the philosophizing about gaming as a medium...just why are we almost always shooting the hell out of stuff?  I think I could spend hours just driving/flying/sailing around these islands and getting into assorted shenanigans.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on December 07, 2013, 04:39:04 am
While it was completely unnecessary in the current system for KSP, I'm really glad I added an abort stage when only one of the SRBs came off in career.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kobrar44 on December 07, 2013, 09:32:22 am
Sooo I just finished Mass Effect I. Having played BG2 I am surprised they did so bad with this one. In BG2 you end up in Amn, a place you don't know, where you don't know anyone and you have to find a way to deal with this whole Irenicus and stuff, so its logical that things will go quite slow. Plenty of room for exploration, side quests and stuff. But ME? You learn pretty fast about the real danger, and its really time-sensitive. I mean, if Saren finds the conduit and you are not there, everything is lost! You don't have any time for bull****. ANY. But the game bombards you with side quests anyway! Go here, go there, save my puppy, you have to! My playthrought took me only 15 hours because I coldn't accept this kind of crap. If I'm short on time I'm short on time, I don't bother about side crap. Bioware once knew how to set this stuff up. Knowing also DA, I'm surprised they lost this ability. Now on to MEII![because I doesn't allow me to freeplay apparently]

EDIT: what. ****ing. CERBERUS. NETWORK?!
ME II has just reminded me why I only play old or indie games recently.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on December 09, 2013, 02:08:24 pm
So... you're complaining that BioWare lets you set your own priorities?

Cerberus shows up in something like 20 percent of the side-quests, it feels like.  Just because you don't encounter them doesn't mean they're not there.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on December 09, 2013, 04:35:04 pm
I think "Cerberus Network" anger refers to EA's "We have to check your game every single damn time you turn it on to make sure it's legit." douchebaggery.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kobrar44 on December 09, 2013, 05:15:28 pm
I think "Cerberus Network" anger refers to EA's "We have to check your game every single damn time you turn it on to make sure it's legit." douchebaggery.
Yep, that's more or less what I meant. I haven't investigated it really.

So... you're complaining that BioWare lets you set your own priorities?
My own priority is when I can order the fleet to help save the council or go straight for Sovereign. When the choice is going on time sensitive mission which is the only thing that may still save the galaxy or going on other supposedly time sensitive mission which may be the only thing which may save like a houndred people, that's virtually no choice. Logically you just have to do the former. The game says you can do either and that's kinda dumb. I could understand when they throw five urgent side quests at you, but they really could do better with the main story arch. I mean, the moment you leave citadel after being grounded, the side quests just should stop coming or being available.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on December 09, 2013, 06:29:34 pm
Katawa Shoujo. My first visual novel and I really like it so far, it's very touching.
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Post by: MP-Ryan on December 09, 2013, 11:46:43 pm
So... you're complaining that BioWare lets you set your own priorities?

Cerberus shows up in something like 20 percent of the side-quests, it feels like.  Just because you don't encounter them doesn't mean they're not there.

Indeed, Cerberus is related to most of the major sidequests in Mass Effect (and part of the main story too) - but if Kobrar intentionally skipped sidequests pretty much entirely I can understand why he's lost.

Yes, Mass Effect (all three games) had pacing difficulties regarding urgency of main quest compared to ability to run sidequests, but if you don't do the sidequests you shortchange the experience immensely.  The Mass Effect games are quite well done in general, and that pacing incongruity is a minor nitpick - in short, don't be a nitpicky purist and do the bloody sidequests if you want to enjoy the games.  The consequences of sidequests also carry from game to game - and certain ones becoming increasingly more important in ME2 and ME3.
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Post by: Mongoose on December 10, 2013, 12:24:39 am
I think just about every sandboxey/RPG/non-linear game ever has suffered from this syndrome to some extent.  ("Put the world-saving on hold, I need to level up my baking skills!")  It's mostly unavoidable, too: if you give the main quest an actual timing precedence, that prevents the player from being able to explore or side-quest as they please, and being forced to miss content sucks.  I feel like you just have to take it as part of the whole suspension of disbelief, in the same way that you can't get around the fact that your hands are on a mouse or controller and not actually holding a gun.

(About the only game I can think of that did produce an external time pressure like this was Majora's Mask, but that only worked because Link kept repeating the same three days, so you were able to keep going back in time and working through all the side-quests.)
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Post by: deathfun on December 10, 2013, 01:41:40 am
External time pressure?

Fallout 1 comes to mind
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Post by: The E on December 10, 2013, 02:09:45 am
I think just about every sandboxey/RPG/non-linear game ever has suffered from this syndrome to some extent.  ("Put the world-saving on hold, I need to level up my baking skills!")  It's mostly unavoidable, too: if you give the main quest an actual timing precedence, that prevents the player from being able to explore or side-quest as they please, and being forced to miss content sucks.  I feel like you just have to take it as part of the whole suspension of disbelief, in the same way that you can't get around the fact that your hands are on a mouse or controller and not actually holding a gun.

(About the only game I can think of that did produce an external time pressure like this was Majora's Mask, but that only worked because Link kept repeating the same three days, so you were able to keep going back in time and working through all the side-quests.)

Lightning Returns (The next Final Fantasy) will have a hard time constraint as well, which by all accounts works pretty well for that game.
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Post by: Mongoose on December 10, 2013, 03:32:21 am
External time pressure?

Fallout 1 comes to mind
Heh, of course I forget the one legendary title that I haven't played.  :p To be honest though, knowing that in advance (among other things) has made me somewhat unwilling to do so.
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Post by: MatthTheGeek on December 10, 2013, 03:41:35 am
On different styles, you also have FTL with a pretty basic but effective "time limit" (keep going or the fleet catches you), and of course XCOM (difficulty just ramps up time goes).
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Post by: Scotty on December 10, 2013, 10:29:57 am
Speaking of XCOM:

**** Sectopods.  **** them.  Forever.  Two ten damage splash attacks per turn, and then automatic overwatch, on top of 30 health and a **** ton of damage resistance.  What the ****.
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Post by: MatthTheGeek on December 10, 2013, 11:30:15 am
Speaking of XCOM:

(http://img547.imageshack.us/img547/9108/6c4w.png)

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/4852/70vd.png)

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/2787/vpn9.png)

I seem to always get into this kind of situations.
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Post by: BritishShivans on December 10, 2013, 12:13:06 pm
Aww, they just want to give you a hug  :drevil:

Also, I have been playing Starbound, and I am a Aztec bird that runs around shooting at people and loots their houses.  :pimp:
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Post by: NGTM-1R on December 10, 2013, 12:15:01 pm
Speaking of XCOM:

**** Sectopods.  **** them.  Forever.  Two ten damage splash attacks per turn, and then automatic overwatch, on top of 30 health and a **** ton of damage resistance.  What the ****.

They got Hardened Armor in Enemy Within, so you can't nuke them for more than 33% of their health. They also got one of the three special Kinetic Strike Module animations, and frankly I'm terrified of finding out what it is.
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Post by: deathfun on December 10, 2013, 12:25:40 pm
I'm impressed on the UFO screenshot, but the Council mission with the boat? Na, being surrounded in that is common practice. I had the unfortunate time of getting that council mission with a group of five soldiers and conventional weaponry

It was a sad day. I of course, played out that damned mission for hours just trying to ensure my people got out alive because god damn I wasn't about to lose an entire squad

I know better now

Speaking of XCOM:

**** Sectopods.  **** them.  Forever.  Two ten damage splash attacks per turn, and then automatic overwatch, on top of 30 health and a **** ton of damage resistance.  What the ****.

They're a ***** ain't they
I'm currently not liking the idea myself to come into contact against these things

Heh, of course I forget the one legendary title that I haven't played.  :p To be honest though, knowing that in advance (among other things) has made me somewhat unwilling to do so.

There was a patch which basically made the secondary time limit non-existent if I recall (water chip retrieval was never changed)

Aww, they just want to give you a hug  :drevil:

Also, I have been playing Starbound, and I am a Aztec bird that runs around shooting at people and loots their houses.  :pimp:

The new patch they came out which wiped the accounts is definitely an improvement. However, dat Cool Broadsword damage. 3750? Holy hell

I imagine a rework of the numbers coming soon
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Post by: StarSlayer on December 10, 2013, 12:52:11 pm
Speaking of XCOM:

**** Sectopods.  **** them.  Forever.  Two ten damage splash attacks per turn, and then automatic overwatch, on top of 30 health and a **** ton of damage resistance.  What the ****.

They got Hardened Armor in Enemy Within, so you can't nuke them for more than 33% of their health. They also got one of the three special Kinetic Strike Module animations, and frankly I'm terrified of finding out what it is.

I think the best way to deal with them is having an LR Assault to draw off the overwatch, a plasma sniper to draw down its health and two MECs to tank damage and deal the killing blow.
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Post by: MatthTheGeek on December 10, 2013, 01:36:47 pm
You need a MEC Paladin with EMP to disable them. Two if possible, but if you focus your fire on it you should be able to use the spare turn given by one EMP to take it down.

If you're lucky, EMP will take down the two drones or other enemies while you're at it.

And be sure to always pick HEAT on your heavies.
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Post by: MitoPL on December 10, 2013, 02:00:36 pm
Heh, of course I forget the one legendary title that I haven't played.  :p To be honest though, knowing that in advance (among other things) has made me somewhat unwilling to do so.

There was a patch which basically made the secondary time limit non-existent if I recall (water chip retrieval was never changed)
If i remember well, after returning the water chip none of the side quests changed or were made "untakeable".
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Post by: Akalabeth Angel on December 10, 2013, 02:50:34 pm
I think just about every sandboxey/RPG/non-linear game ever has suffered from this syndrome to some extent.  ("Put the world-saving on hold, I need to level up my baking skills!")  It's mostly unavoidable, too: if you give the main quest an actual timing precedence, that prevents the player from being able to explore or side-quest as they please, and being forced to miss content sucks.  I feel like you just have to take it as part of the whole suspension of disbelief, in the same way that you can't get around the fact that your hands are on a mouse or controller and not actually holding a gun.

(About the only game I can think of that did produce an external time pressure like this was Majora's Mask, but that only worked because Link kept repeating the same three days, so you were able to keep going back in time and working through all the side-quests.)

Star Control 2 had a time limit and the freedom to approach the overall mission in whatever order you wanted to. There was of course also the ability to increase the time limit by triggering certain events.
Though arguably there weren't many "side quests" as most of the stuff tied into the overall story. Unless you consider resource gathering and rainbow world hunting to be side quests.
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Post by: FlamingCobra on December 10, 2013, 10:33:31 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/DEiyxii.jpg)
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Post by: Hobbie on December 12, 2013, 07:55:15 pm
(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6710/0w24.png)

I'm competing with my dad for license times. We're both getting all golds, but he's quicker than I am. I'll catch him eventually!
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Post by: headdie on December 12, 2013, 08:45:18 pm
I'm trying to get into MWT but with my system being so slooooowwwww its hard
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Post by: StarSlayer on December 12, 2013, 10:43:07 pm
Looked at the queue of unplayed games and selected Arkham Asylum.  So yeah,  I'm the Batman.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on December 12, 2013, 10:49:47 pm
The goddamn Batman. It's an important distinction in this case, as you'll discover.
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Post by: Mongoose on December 13, 2013, 12:53:38 am
Arkham Asylum kicks ass, and Arkham City apparently even more so.
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Post by: Sarkoth on December 13, 2013, 02:51:19 am
2 months ago I completely refreshed my install of FSO. And got every single campaign out there I could get my hands on for both FS2, the FS port and all total conversion out there at this moment. Have started from scratch and have been playing since, leaving candy like blue planet or wing commander saga for last. ETA to be finished ... February.
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Post by: MP-Ryan on December 13, 2013, 10:44:20 pm
I have just finally finished KOTOR 2 with the Restored Content and M4-78 EP mods.

Spoiler:
And I must say, I actually found it better than the first one *except* for the final level.  Even with the TSRCM installed, the ending on Malachor is extremely rushed and generally unsatisfactory.  What the hell happened to Bao-Dur?  Where has T3 been since, well, Telos?  It be great if Kreia explained why  she was stripped of her Force connection in greater detail as well (even unlocking all her Revan-related dialogue failed to explain that adequately - it hints that she was stripped of her Force abilities because of Revan's fall, but that's about it).

The Restorec Content Mod has done an admirable job of making the majority of the game make sense (I can't imagine how ****ty Malachor would have been without it), but it is really unfortunate the final level and ending were so poorly done.

Ah well - the majority of the game was pretty enjoyable.  Glad I finished it off, finally.
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Post by: Scotty on December 15, 2013, 03:22:10 am
I have an unreasonable affection for the base security guys in XCOM, to the point of using them at every possible point during that mission.

Between the four of them, they had nine kills, including a pair of Mechtoids and four Chyrssalids.  One of those Mechtoids the squad took down entirely solo.
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Post by: Nakura on December 18, 2013, 02:18:28 pm
Persona 3 and Battlefield 2142.
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Post by: An4ximandros on December 18, 2013, 02:29:59 pm
Is 2142 alive these days? I remember playing the thing like it was crack... Nothing more fun than escaping an exploding Titan while fending off some PAC trying to get an extra kill before the end.
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Post by: Kopachris on December 18, 2013, 02:43:46 pm
Back to Skyrim.  Downloaded a bunch more mods and started a new character with the Live Another Life mod.  <shamelessselfpromotion>I'll be chronicling Talfina's adventures in Skyrim in-character at http://blog.kopachr.is</shamelessselfpromotion>
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Post by: NGTM-1R on December 18, 2013, 09:51:21 pm
HLPX-COM. I should probably post, I'm like six missions ahead. Tomorrow, then.
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Post by: crizza on December 19, 2013, 03:45:28 am
Warthunder...or I like to play it, bit since the last update, the game ist just crashing...
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Post by: Nakura on December 19, 2013, 08:11:40 am
Is 2142 alive these days? I remember playing the thing like it was crack... Nothing more fun than escaping an exploding Titan while fending off some PAC trying to get an extra kill before the end.

There are always two full or almost full servers, Deathklok and Last Refuge. One does titan mode, the other does conquest (usually 24/7 Camp Gibraltar).

In addition to the two big ones, there are a bunch of other servers that usually have less than 30 players.
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Post by: FireSpawn on December 19, 2013, 01:46:20 pm
Having "Fun" playing League of Legends. Actually having fun playing Planetside 2, Tera, Magicka and MechWarrior: Living Legends.
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Post by: Kobrar44 on December 19, 2013, 02:22:05 pm
Finished ME II, which shouldn't ever exist or be charged for, as well as ME III, which was a huge improvement over the former, and actually fun and pretty damn epic [ if you don't mind the plot.. ]. Now onto Vampire: The masquerade: Redemption. Need to finish SPAZ too.
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Post by: Hobbie on December 19, 2013, 05:51:55 pm
EVE Online.

Save me!
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Post by: FireSpawn on December 19, 2013, 05:57:46 pm
EVE Online.

Save me!

*Saves hobbie*
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Post by: An4ximandros on December 19, 2013, 06:03:39 pm
You should start (http://massively.joystiq.com/2009/08/26/eve-online-player-run-bank-1-2-trillion-isk-in-the-red-freezes/) a bank, mate. (http://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2006/08/7605/)
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Post by: deathfun on December 19, 2013, 07:42:58 pm
Got Just Cause 2 when it was 80% off
Apparently that's got multiplayer now so I'm totally excited to see what that all entails
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Post by: StarSlayer on December 19, 2013, 09:52:28 pm
More Goddamn Batman.
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Post by: Mongoose on December 19, 2013, 11:54:49 pm
Got Just Cause 2 when it was 80% off
Apparently that's got multiplayer now so I'm totally excited to see what that all entails

From the videos I've watched, sheer utter lunacy. :D
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Post by: Scotty on December 20, 2013, 01:20:07 am
Finished ME II, which shouldn't ever exist or be charged for, as well as ME III, which was a huge improvement over the former, and actually fun and pretty damn epic [ if you don't mind the plot.. ]. Now onto Vampire: The masquerade: Redemption. Need to finish SPAZ too.

ME2 had an excellent character writer and is probably my favorite for right around 90% of the game.  Then the giant terminator baby ruins the ending.  Kinda like how the amazing Technicolor dream ending ruins ME3's final sequence.  Bioware is not good at endings, but they're fantastic at just about everything else.
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Post by: Nakura on December 20, 2013, 01:57:49 pm
Act 2 of Katawa Shoujo. Looks like I'm on the path of dating Shizune, good.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on December 20, 2013, 03:41:51 pm
The thing that will always confuse me is that ME1 did not actually have a bad ending sequence.
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Post by: crizza on December 20, 2013, 04:15:14 pm
Just reinstalling C&C Kanes Wrath...
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on December 20, 2013, 04:37:52 pm
i'll have to remember to install that on the laptop before i go home for christmas.  might see how it holds up to crysis also.
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Post by: Ace on December 20, 2013, 05:34:37 pm
Finished ME II, which shouldn't ever exist or be charged for, as well as ME III, which was a huge improvement over the former, and actually fun and pretty damn epic [ if you don't mind the plot.. ]. Now onto Vampire: The masquerade: Redemption. Need to finish SPAZ too.

ME2 had an excellent character writer and is probably my favorite for right around 90% of the game.  Then the giant terminator baby ruins the ending.  Kinda like how the amazing Technicolor dream ending ruins ME3's final sequence.  Bioware is not good at endings, but they're fantastic at just about everything else.

That's what's a bit odd considering that: Throne of Bhaal had an excellent ending, KOTOR had a good conclusion, Dragon Age had a decent ending, and Mass Effect 1 had a spectacular finale... So something happened, much like the blandization of Blizzard.
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Post by: MP-Ryan on December 20, 2013, 06:03:23 pm
KOTOR had a good conclusion, Dragon Age had a decent ending

*nitpick*

I think this might be nostalgia talking.  Have you played KOTOR recently?  The ending was easily the weakest part of that game.  The entire sequence on the Star Forge is utter crap, culminating in an utterly crap and boring final battle.  Everything up to the Star Forge docking was fantastic, but the ending was pretty meh.  Even the most interesting part of KOTOR's ending - the disappearance of Revan - was left to the sequel.

As for DA:O, it wasn't bad but it wasn't great, either.  Awakenings improved the DA:O ending narrative considerably.

BioWare doesn't have a good track record with endings, unfortunately.  I think it's probably because the content of their games is so excellent that its tough to craft a fitting conclusion.  Think of other top-tier games - Valve got so chicken after HL2:Ep2 that they haven't continued the bloody series :P
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Post by: crizza on December 20, 2013, 07:03:47 pm
i'll have to remember to install that on the laptop before i go home for christmas.  might see how it holds up to crysis also.
Can you give me a quick note if you manage to install it?(Kane's Wrath)
I'm unable to do it, some file is corrupt and the cab archive is also ****ed up...and I have an original copy -.-
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on December 21, 2013, 12:29:40 am
i guess.  quick (http://i1.ifrm.com/10072/112/emo/doh.gif) check in the meantime though, you have the CnC 3 base installed right?  i'm pretty sure kane's wrath isn't standalone.
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Post by: FireSpawn on December 21, 2013, 03:54:07 am
Valve got so chicken after HL2:Ep2 that they haven't continued the bloody series :P
(http://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-000038587009-8s7jyj-crop.jpg?d53bf9f)
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Post by: jg18 on December 21, 2013, 03:57:01 am
Back to Pokémon Y. Only have two badges so far.
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Post by: crizza on December 21, 2013, 06:59:46 am
i guess.  quick (http://i1.ifrm.com/10072/112/emo/doh.gif) check in the meantime though, you have the CnC 3 base installed right?  i'm pretty sure kane's wrath isn't standalone.
Of course I have, I've grown up with expansion sets, which require the base game installed.
The game keeps freaking out that the archive is corrupt and I'm speaking about the bloody game disc -.-
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Post by: crizza on December 22, 2013, 07:15:06 pm
After updating Rome 2, the game is getting wierder.
Every single faction declares war on me... for the last 100 turns I'm in one bloody huge war, against the Averni, Sparta, Athen, Pontus and Egypt...
Smaller factions join and bug out when I give them money, but the big five don't want to make peace, so I'm forced to fight with just four legions and three fleets against dozens of enemy armys...challenging.
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Post by: General Battuta on December 22, 2013, 09:35:54 pm
battlestar galactica
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Post by: StarSlayer on December 22, 2013, 09:38:53 pm
Arkham City

Did some Challenge Mode while listening to Monster Magnet.  :pimp:
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on December 23, 2013, 11:12:05 am
i'll have to remember to install that on the laptop before i go home for christmas.  might see how it holds up to crysis also.
Can you give me a quick note if you manage to install it?(Kane's Wrath)
I'm unable to do it, some file is corrupt and the cab archive is also ****ed up...and I have an original copy -.-

sooooo... about that.  i forgot my new laptop doesn't have an optical drive, so i'm not going to be able to install CnC.  sorry.
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Post by: Nakura on December 23, 2013, 07:46:06 pm
Act 3 of Katawa Shoujo, following Shizune's story. I hope I get the good ending.
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Post by: MP-Ryan on December 23, 2013, 11:23:46 pm
Finished Tomb Raider, onto the original Assassin's Creed (which has been in my backlog for some time).
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Post by: Nakura on December 24, 2013, 05:27:29 am
Act 3 of Katawa Shoujo, following Shizune's story. I hope I get the good ending.

I think I'm on the good path, but the end of Act 3 for Shizune is so sad...
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Post by: MitoPL on December 24, 2013, 06:12:14 am
battlestar galactica
You mean, BSGO? Is there a HLP squadron yet?
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Post by: An4ximandros on December 24, 2013, 07:41:50 am
SWTOR. GSF is helluva fun. Gunships can go burn in the chaos though.
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Post by: Scotty on December 24, 2013, 10:26:30 pm
Finished Tomb Raider, onto the original Assassin's Creed (which has been in my backlog for some time).

I highly recommend you don't got for 100%.  It's not worth it.  AC1's only redeeming features are the origin of the concept and the story; the gameplay is awful if you've played any of the more recent ones.
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Post by: MP-Ryan on December 25, 2013, 05:12:57 pm
Finished Tomb Raider, onto the original Assassin's Creed (which has been in my backlog for some time).

I highly recommend you don't got for 100%.  It's not worth it.  AC1's only redeeming features are the origin of the concept and the story; the gameplay is awful if you've played any of the more recent ones.

Yeah, I've noticed there is a lot of grindy bull****, so I think I'm just going to stick to the bare minimum required for the story progression just to see it through.
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Post by: MP-Ryan on December 27, 2013, 05:34:50 pm
Finished Tomb Raider, onto the original Assassin's Creed (which has been in my backlog for some time).

I highly recommend you don't got for 100%.  It's not worth it.  AC1's only redeeming features are the origin of the concept and the story; the gameplay is awful if you've played any of the more recent ones.

Yeah, I've noticed there is a lot of grindy bull****, so I think I'm just going to stick to the bare minimum required for the story progression just to see it through.

....yeeeaaaahhh, not seeing this through.  I made it halfway through before the ****ty console port-ness and obtuse game mechanics pissed me off enough to simply look up the storyline and delete it from my hard disk.

Between the absolutely brutal autosave and the frustrating I'm-an-assassin-but-this-really-isn't-geared-toward-stealth-assassination (so many other games do this so much better) I'm done.  I've done my last Alt-F4 out of that piece of crap (because taking 5 minutes and 6 menus to quit a game is fun, Ubisoft!).  Ugh.  Not $7 well spent at all.
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Post by: crizza on December 27, 2013, 06:48:50 pm
Bought Darksouls today...
And was so pissed about the controlls, I plugged my 360 controller into the PC...
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Post by: The E on December 28, 2013, 02:39:46 am
Wipeout 2048 and Gravity Rush on the Vita.

Also FF9. Again.
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Post by: Lorric on December 28, 2013, 03:47:22 am
Ah, FFIX. I'm not playing it. I'm currently playing fan-made campaigns for a game called Freespace 2. You may have heard of it.

But someday, I hope to carry on with my second FFIX save. All I want to do is get to Cleyra. I want to have a save at that beautiful place.
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Post by: MP-Ryan on December 28, 2013, 12:12:38 pm
Started Skyrim Legendary Edition.

See you guys again in a few months =)
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Post by: Dark Hunter on December 28, 2013, 03:35:13 pm
Iggy's Reckin' Balls. N64 platformer-racer.

This game is seriously awesome, and I'm still kinda sad that no franchise or sequels ever came of it. It's pretty unique as far as I'm aware.
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Post by: FireSpawn on December 28, 2013, 06:18:47 pm
Started Skyrim Legendary Edition.

See you guys again in a few months =)


Same here. Dem boobie mods ENBs and Texture overhauls.  :nervous:
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Post by: An4ximandros on December 28, 2013, 06:37:13 pm
If your opinion of the game is anywhere near mine Ryan, you'll be back in about two weeks. :P
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Post by: MP-Ryan on December 28, 2013, 08:28:07 pm
If your opinion of the game is anywhere near mine Ryan, you'll be back in about two weeks. :P

Meaning you finished it quickly, or hated it?

Because you're talking to someone who spent 130+ hours in Morrowind and Oblivion (with their DLC/expansions). =)  And from the 2 hrs I've spent in Skyrim so far, I see much the same is going to happen here.
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Post by: Scotty on December 28, 2013, 10:54:40 pm
Very soon: MegaMek.  Lots and lots of MegaMek.

The reason: Recreating the invasion of Washburn in 3144 by the Wolf Empire.  The campaign pits six Clusters of Front-Line Clan troops against 17 battalions of Inner Sphere line units and militia.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on December 28, 2013, 11:55:06 pm
Played Oblivion and finished it (well the storylines.) Played Skyrim, never got farther than Hrothgar. It all just feels like I had already done the same before.
The reality of it is that it is just oblivion with Draco-Vikings to me.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on December 29, 2013, 12:42:42 pm
whoever invented the Silent Realm trials in Skyward Sword is surely a troll.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on December 29, 2013, 03:40:16 pm
you sound like my mom :P

the last one is the only one i actually failed.  at least on the second playthrough.  i started the game once a year ago on my mom's and got as far as the sand ship before i had to go back home.  i think i might have failed the second one once that time.

the final boss is pretty absurd though

Spoiler:
take lots of guardian potions
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on December 29, 2013, 05:52:06 pm
if only Majora's Mask looked like this: http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/003/a/a/majora_s_mask__the_clockworks_by_uniquelegend-d5qc3hm.jpg

(Warning: 56k FORBIDDEN)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on December 29, 2013, 06:40:58 pm
"You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?"  :shaking:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mobius on December 29, 2013, 07:00:40 pm
Hogs of War. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on December 29, 2013, 07:07:37 pm
Hogs of War. :)
Ah, I still have that. Didn't get very far though, deck is stacked against you so much. Unless you're just playing multiplayer, good luck taking all of Saustralasia, you'll need it. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on December 29, 2013, 10:24:09 pm
"You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?"  :shaking:
**** dude, you don't know the half of it.
(http://i.imgur.com/v1Yao2A.png)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on December 29, 2013, 10:36:51 pm
if only Majora's Mask looked like this: http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/003/a/a/majora_s_mask__the_clockworks_by_uniquelegend-d5qc3hm.jpg

(Warning: 56k FORBIDDEN)

maybe one day it will.

edit: oh my god what is going on with that
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on December 29, 2013, 10:54:51 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/v1Yao2A.png)
So that's how it happened...
I was wondering why Link is female now. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on December 29, 2013, 11:16:17 pm
(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/241/5/8/they_came____by_glitcher-d5cvf49.jpg)
whatever happened to those aliens, by the way?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NeonShivan on December 29, 2013, 11:25:22 pm
Recently got into GTA V for I got it for Christmas. The amount of cheaters in GTA Online is too damn high!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on December 30, 2013, 03:22:11 pm
"You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?"  :shaking:
**** dude, you don't know the half of it.

OK, that image actually made me LOL.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on December 31, 2013, 06:15:51 am
XCom: Enemy Within

The Site Recon Mission is terrific:
My Alpha Team has no advanced Weaponry apart of a MEC Trooper and I had to take in two Rookies...end of the line: The Chrissalids swarm me to death -.-
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on December 31, 2013, 12:02:24 pm
Ouch.  I got that mission near the end of the game, when my team consisted of two MEC-3s, Annette, and the Furies.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on December 31, 2013, 02:33:47 pm
You can just ignore that mission if it comes up at a bad time. It provides no real rewards beyond a slight terror reduction in Canada and XP, and there's no consequence for skipping it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on December 31, 2013, 02:44:54 pm
You can just ignore that mission if it comes up at a bad time. It provides no real rewards beyond a slight terror reduction in Canada and XP, and there's no consequence for skipping it.

Never! Most do all the missions as they come towards you!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on December 31, 2013, 03:41:47 pm
You can just ignore that mission if it comes up at a bad time. It provides no real rewards beyond a slight terror reduction in Canada and XP, and there's no consequence for skipping it.

Then you would miss probably one of the best and most unique Council Missions offered.    :blah:

I was able to squeak past it on Ironman without any loses but it was a close run thing my team made it to the Ranger on the last turn.  Having two MECs, one of which is Jump capable, was key. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on December 31, 2013, 03:52:27 pm
Sure, but if you know to skip it you've probably already played through it at least once. If it drops on month 1 ironman/impossible I'm gonna give some serious thought to skipping it (though at least it's not bomb defusal, thank ****).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on December 31, 2013, 04:12:12 pm
Keep in mind it's quite possible to KSM all the Sharks beforehand, reducing your level of threat significantly.

I completed with lasers and standard kevlar, so.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on December 31, 2013, 04:19:49 pm
You can Collateral Damage them too which is even faster (probably, it takes a lot of reloading) but if you don't have jumpy legs or a jetboots MEC you're still probably going to have to sac a rookie. It'd be more worth it early game if you got to keep all that chitin.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on December 31, 2013, 04:24:40 pm
Using a Jetboot and KSM MEC I managed to get back from the ship to the evac point in four turns; it's not difficult if you're able to drop Chryssalids enough to keep their numbers down until you reach the ship.  If you go slow and kill all the sharks and things before you activate the nuke, you can fight as few as one or two a turn, and even in the first couple months that's manageable.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on December 31, 2013, 04:37:11 pm
Yeah but the question is Why, Why Bother
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on December 31, 2013, 05:01:19 pm
Experience.  Your soldiers may only be promoted one rank at a time, but you can farm two or three ranks' worth on that mission alone, and then they'll jump straight from Sergeant or whatever straight to Captain or Major in as many missions as ranks in between.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on December 31, 2013, 05:25:00 pm
Yeah but the question is Why, Why Bother

Because you are X-COM.

And you can do it, and Chryssalids are too serious to be left alone.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Torchwood on December 31, 2013, 05:56:06 pm
Could you imagine how quickly a bunch of Chryssalids could wipe out a city if left unchecked? Those things have some serious terrorism potential.

Anyway, I recently discovered a nice item shop sim slash dungeon crawler called Recettear. Now I know why RPG stores keep overcharging for valuable items all the time - becuase it's fun and profitable!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AtomicClucker on December 31, 2013, 06:13:44 pm
Dug up Company of Heroes, replayed Black Mesa: Source, and built a giant lava pit in Minecraft for mass chicken roasting.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on December 31, 2013, 07:11:33 pm
Looked into the deep dark recesses of my Steam Library queue for something new and cracked open Witcher. I'll need to figure out how the combat system works.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Vellos0x1 on December 31, 2013, 10:48:48 pm
Dota 2 nothing else

after my FSO broke  :( :( :(
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on December 31, 2013, 11:29:15 pm
We can un-break it!  Post in the support forum!

(unless you snapped a CD in half, in which case there's only so much we can do)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MatthTheGeek on January 01, 2014, 01:59:20 am
FSO is not shipped on CDs, what year is this.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Aardwolf on January 01, 2014, 02:51:45 am
Was going to boot up Planetside 2 again, but it wants to download 8,505 MB of updates. Bleh.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on January 01, 2014, 03:06:36 am
Played and beat DmC (which had a lot more interesting gameplay than I was expecting, although the plot was idiotic) and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (which was hilarious), and started playing Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.

DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on January 01, 2014, 04:27:38 pm
Please, call me Erinys.

(http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/452909420446534636/278D9CA5ADCB832666807C2C3EEAD6BA5936E4AC/)

And this? This is my weapon, Soul Eater. Sometimes, I just call it "Winstick":

(http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/452909420446829618/D1A1FCF1989F24731BFA00A7FCB66EB05E6FC8CE/)

Relevant mods:
Climates of Tamriel (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/17802/?)
Skyrim Flora Overhaul (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/141/?)
A UNP body mod
Pretty Face (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/7887/?)
Improved Vanilla Hair (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/31568/?)
Eisen Platte Armor (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/11050/?) (plus texture upgrate (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/15594/?))
Leere Armor (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/11756/?)
Classic Scythe (http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/18255/?) (it's only as powerful as a Dragonbone Greatsword, I just maxed smithing and enchanting, and got a bunch of 2-handed weapon buffs)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 01, 2014, 05:25:17 pm
Actually, that reminds me.

Can I get a list of recommended graphics mods for Skyrim? I can't stand the way the vanilla game looks for some reason.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on January 01, 2014, 06:00:09 pm
Still enemy Within... loaded a savegame, avoided the Site Recon mission, as the savegame was before the abdusction which would trigger it.
UK bugged out but I'm doing fine.
Knowing that the base defense will come sooner or later and me having just cracked heavy plasma, all soldiers are arme with light or standard plasma guns, exalt LAR and standard laser...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on January 01, 2014, 06:20:43 pm
Actually, that reminds me.

Can I get a list of recommended graphics mods for Skyrim? I can't stand the way the vanilla game looks for some reason.

You install the HD package in Steam?

Also, though not graphical, the Unofficial Patches are pretty much mandatory.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 01, 2014, 06:29:24 pm
You install the HD package in Steam?

Also, though not graphical, the Unofficial Patches are pretty much mandatory.

Yes.

And also, yes.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on January 02, 2014, 11:47:04 am
What happens, if I assault Exalt Base before encountering Annette? Is the Story arc void then?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Aardwolf on January 02, 2014, 09:50:11 pm
Bought SC2:HotS and played it all in (roughly) one sitting. Yay for it being on sale!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on January 05, 2014, 02:49:32 pm
Still Xcom...
Gollop Chamber only needs to be activated, Exalt is long gone, ingame I'm fighting the Aliens for over a year...and neither Slingshor nor Operation Progeny have popped out...
Well, Friends in Low Places came rather early and I refused to play it, so I'm waiting.
My Alpha Tea consists of to MECs, one with KSM, the other with flamer as fire support, a mobility Sniper, a heavy and an assault. Not to mention that the site recon popped out while Canada was at lowest panic possible, but with my Alpha Team it was a piece of cake...
So, now I'm stuck assaulting landed or downed UFOs, Terror missions and so on...

Is there a way to check if I have the sidestorys activated?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on January 05, 2014, 03:04:54 pm
replaying strike suit zero to try out the DLC i got LAST christmas sale.  or maybe it was summer.  but it's been a long time.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on January 05, 2014, 08:39:28 pm
Plugged in ye old Xbox yesterday and got me the new Tomb Raider. It's surprisingly good, though not the least bit challenging (and I'm playing on hard).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: jg18 on January 06, 2014, 03:51:22 am
Given my little vision problem (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=53623.msg1727909#msg1727909), the only games I can play these days are ones whose visual acuity requirements are low, such as adventure games and Pokémon, which conveniently is turn-based. Also means no FS mods for me. :blah:

Just replayed Death Gate (highly recommended for adventure fans, which on HLP seems to consist of just me :nervous:) and then played Mission Critical. Ah, the '90s.

EDIT: Correction.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on January 07, 2014, 02:16:14 am
Of all things, I got back into military flight sim junkie mode. Nowhere close to the real thing with any of these, but what the hell.

F-19 Stealth Fighter: After dying in my last run, I got back into Major rank in the course of five missions. The one that got me to Major: North Cape, Air-to-Air Mission against Regular Opponents and Easy Landing.

My job was to destroy a TU-95 (Primary) and destroy the Mobile SAM at Carlsbad (secondary). Luckily the target was just 30 kilometers east of my start point: AMRAAM him, done. Sneak up on an IL-76, AMRAAM him, done. Blow up the SAM with a Maverick: done. Kill bad guys and get to my return point through a mountain trench: done.

Jane's USAF: I'm just grateful I managed to do The Battle of Salzburg with ZERO friendly casualties (seriously, I tend to lose a lot of wingmen, meaning pilots and F-15Es, on this one). Other times, it's freaking hilarious when I manage to use Mavericks to destroy planes. (Yes, the imaging system recognizes aircraft as valid targets, and no, they don't deploy countermeasures.)

Comanche Gold: Managed to do six campaigns for something like the 14th time. (Two missions in Desert Endeavor and two in Kingpin suck. The rest of Desert Endeavor, including the final mission, is actually easy. Kingpin likes to throw a load of traps requiring extensive use of surprise tactics and surgical precision.)

Gunship 2000: I-I just s-started, and I finally decided to let my WSO handle just the countermeasures. I-I got pissed off with his handling of weapons (seriously, bloody inaccurate handling of Hellfires), and the moment I decided to take the weapons, we got shot up less and I had a good kill streak going, but when I landed at the FARP to refuel, well, I got stuck on the pad and all my controls froze up (as in, no input would be accepted). Damn it.

And unfortunately, for most of these, I had to use my PSX-esque gamepad (my SideWinder's starting to die, and I need a recommendation or two to replace it before I utterly destroy it on my next go of FSO, Strike Suit, or Star Citizen).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on January 07, 2014, 02:21:32 pm
Skyrim has come and eaten my life
Doo-dah, doo-dah
And now I have a very disgruntled wife
Oh do do dah day.
Gonna shoot arrows all night, gonna fling magic all day
"No really, honey, I won't be long" "Get off the computer or you'll pay!"

/me whistles off into the distance, followed by a wife with a wooden broom handle.

But seriously, Skyrim is way too much fun.  And also hard early on - I keep getting my head split in half by bandit bosses in 2-3 hits.  Grrrrr.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on January 07, 2014, 02:53:26 pm
Those rare times when one is actually glad to be single. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on January 07, 2014, 04:10:13 pm
Those rare times when one is actually glad to be single. :D

For the life of me, I can't understand why you'd get married in the game.  Seriously.  One actual wife is trouble enough - who wants a digital one, merchant benefits be damned? :P
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on January 07, 2014, 04:11:29 pm
Those rare times when one is actually glad to be single. :D

For the life of me, I can't understand why you'd get married in the game.  Seriously.  One actual wife is trouble enough - who wants a digital one, merchant benefits be damned? :P
I guess your wife does not see HLP... ;)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on January 07, 2014, 09:03:11 pm
Those rare times when one is actually glad to be single. :D

For the life of me, I can't understand why you'd get married in the game.  Seriously.  One actual wife is trouble enough - who wants a digital one, merchant benefits be damned? :P
I guess your wife does not see HLP... ;)

Well, no, but I've told her on more than one occasion that I don't understand polygamists either, because one wife is more than enough trouble =)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on January 07, 2014, 09:11:45 pm
Those rare times when one is actually glad to be single. :D

For the life of me, I can't understand why you'd get married in the game.  Seriously.  One actual wife is trouble enough - who wants a digital one, merchant benefits be damned? :P
I guess your wife does not see HLP... ;)

Well, no, but I've told her on more than one occasion that I don't understand polygamists either, because one wife is more than enough trouble =)
Heh. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 08, 2014, 11:57:12 am
Other times, it's freaking hilarious when I manage to use Mavericks to destroy planes. (Yes, the imaging system recognizes aircraft as valid targets, and no, they don't deploy countermeasures.)

Fun fact; this was actually done to a helicopter in Gulf One.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on January 09, 2014, 08:44:24 pm
Skyrim: spent a little time burning through my accumulated ingredients, and maxed alchemy and looped back around to 50. Now I have more potions that make me even more invulnerable than before, and can sell the weird ones for ALL THE MONEY. With my current equipment and enchanting/smithing skills, there's no reason to loot anything any more :(
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sarkoth on January 10, 2014, 05:04:27 am
If you want to break the game, try abusing potions of restoration, then smith better alchemy gear, brewing even more ridiculous potions. do that 5 times, brew some enchantment potions, take some more restoration potions and you'll be able to pull of things like +10000% enchantment to anything. Do that with stamina, life reg, magic res, feather, damage and stealth and you have effectively broken the game. Now the fun part: Give that godlike equiment to one of your most liked companions. And then just watch them obliterate anything that stands in your way. Also works with reverse pickpocketing into NPCs. ^^

Edit: It can get boring because you'll never see an alive enemy again. If you don't want to break the game, don't go over +600% of anything. And set the difficulty to master.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Wobble73 on January 10, 2014, 05:36:02 am
Right now I be playing......

PS3 = Resident Evil 6, Batman Arkham Origins ( :yes: ), GTA V
Laptop = Half Life 2 (cos my Laptop is ****ty and won't let me play Diaspora  :( !) and various Facebook games :(
Smartphone = N.O.V.A. 3 ( :yes: ), The Dark Knight Rises (  :yes: ), Modern Combat 3 ( :yes: ), Gangstar 4: Las Vegas ( :yes: ) and dipping into a little GT Racing 2
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on January 11, 2014, 02:27:12 pm
If you want to break the game, try abusing potions of restoration, then smith better alchemy gear, brewing even more ridiculous potions. do that 5 times, brew some enchantment potions, take some more restoration potions and you'll be able to pull of things like +10000% enchantment to anything. Do that with stamina, life reg, magic res, feather, damage and stealth and you have effectively broken the game. Now the fun part: Give that godlike equiment to one of your most liked companions. And then just watch them obliterate anything that stands in your way. Also works with reverse pickpocketing into NPCs. ^^

Edit: It can get boring because you'll never see an alive enemy again. If you don't want to break the game, don't go over +600% of anything. And set the difficulty to master.

The unofficial patches prevent this.

I'm finding that - at level 27 - I have neglected my combat skills too much as even bears tend to give me some trouble at the moment.  I'm OK if I pull off sneak attacks with daggers, but otherwise I keep finding that I need to be much cleverer in combat than in previous TES games.

...then again, I haven't been able to abuse custom drain/absorb health and soul trap weapons as much, either.... Oblivion, you could throw a cheap Drain Health with Soultrap on anything and as long as the duration was about 5 seconds, you could stack successive hits.... meaning draining 500-600 health at a time from an enemy to kill them.

Smithing takes FOREVER to level.  Ugh.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sarkoth on January 12, 2014, 02:50:18 am
As for smithing, the easiest thing remains mass producing cheap items. Although I'd imagine the unofficial patches might have patched that out as well. All the more reasons for me to ignore them.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on January 12, 2014, 09:37:22 am
Fallout: New Vegas for 360.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sarkoth on January 12, 2014, 09:41:20 am
Ok, still playing Freespace, done with Tides of Darkness, now going to give Macfie's rerelease of Incursion and Return to Sol a try.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on January 12, 2014, 04:31:50 pm
just started skyrim.  also just started the "i have no time for anything anymore" phase at work.  good planning.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on January 13, 2014, 03:15:55 pm
Antichamber
The hints in this game make me rethink life
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sarkoth on January 14, 2014, 01:32:24 pm
Antichamber
The hints in this game make me rethink life

Antichamber is great. I still haven't figured if I am done with the game or not though, because after getting the red gun, I was unable to get any further in the rooms that apparently weren't finished yet.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on January 14, 2014, 02:38:12 pm
I'm still trying to get the yellow one
I've literally been running around like a blind fool going "I DON'T KNOW WHAT I AM DOING"

Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sarkoth on January 14, 2014, 03:03:18 pm
The map symbols are a huge help, showing you were there is still another route to be taken or puzzle to be solved. Also, don't expect physics to apply. Or logic. They don't. The only rule that always wins the day in Antichamber is: The rules you know from everyday life are all wrong. Try something ridiculous and completely random and there's a high chance you'll succeed. Walking backwards, walking sideways, going back around the corner you just came from and stuff like that.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Husker on January 14, 2014, 11:25:01 pm
I'm guessing it was called antichamber for a reason.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on January 15, 2014, 09:18:52 pm
Path of Exile and Fallout: New Vegas.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on January 15, 2014, 09:52:56 pm
Other times, it's freaking hilarious when I manage to use Mavericks to destroy planes. (Yes, the imaging system recognizes aircraft as valid targets, and no, they don't deploy countermeasures.)

Fun fact; this was actually done to a helicopter in Gulf One.

Wasn't there a part when a Paveway launched from an F-15E managed to down a helo in a later operation? I have yet to pull that off.

Anywho, Kid Icarus Uprising and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on January 16, 2014, 03:07:54 pm
Witcher, I think I've gotten myself into a long haul experience.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sarkoth on January 17, 2014, 07:00:44 pm
Started to play Mount and Blade: Warband again. 30 hours later, Calradia is divided and still at war.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on January 17, 2014, 08:38:56 pm
Started to play Mount and Blade: Warband again. 30 hours later, Calradia is divided and still at war.

You have one option: take control of a side, and unify the land!
(Either start out on your own and capture stuff, or join a side and build up forces, find a claimant, start the revolution, dismiss the claimant, and go at it. When you eliminate the side you're rebelling against, you become the faction proper) But you'll have everybody gunning for you, and full armies taking your cities from you. So prepare well :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 19, 2014, 06:58:59 pm
Somebody introduced me to Barkley Shut Up and Jam Gaiden.

I may never forgive them.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on January 19, 2014, 10:11:24 pm
Finally decided to go ahead and try Kingdom Hearts, now that there's these new little bundle packs which means you don't have to buy eight games on five systems (numbers may be off a bit).

I believe I just finished the intro (yep, this is a Square Enix game alright, two hours to do the intro), and my main concern at this point is how long I'll be able to stomach having Donald and Goofy as partners.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on January 20, 2014, 12:46:36 pm
skyrim why u so buggy?  i've yet to play a session without a CTD.  also general NPC shenanigans.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on January 20, 2014, 02:08:04 pm
skyrim why u so buggy?  i've yet to play a session without a CTD.  also general NPC shenanigans.

Unofficial patches, my friend.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on January 20, 2014, 02:37:24 pm
have them.  i doubt they do anything for crashes though.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on January 20, 2014, 06:25:21 pm
skyrim why u so buggy?  i've yet to play a session without a CTD.  also general NPC shenanigans.

That's odd. I only got issues with it when i (like a complete noob) installed a few G.E.M.S mods via NMM instead of the recommended way. Reinstall fixed the problem.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on January 20, 2014, 06:59:21 pm
RE: crashes. Are you using the SKSE? How are you running it? That's been the single biggest cause of crashes to me, until I installed it manually.

I just finished a playthrough of The Banner Sage. You guys, it's good. Imagine a cross between Oregon Trail, Fire Emblem, and Chess, and that's about where it is. Also amazing art style.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3zmGw8kq2o <- TotalBiscuit video
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on January 20, 2014, 10:07:09 pm
have them.  i doubt they do anything for crashes though.
If installed properly, the unofficial patches remove a lot of crash problems. Using tools like BOSS to manage your load order (and find problematic mods) should take care of most of the remaining problems. Skyrim should crash only very rarely, unless you've done something weird to your install (or it just hates your system).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on January 21, 2014, 03:39:25 pm
STO. Dyson Sphere.

STO has not jumped the shark. They killed it. Bred a T-Rex, Cybernetically enhanced it with augmentations (for which it never asked), put a bunch of laser cannons on it and made it a group boss.

And its so gosh darn (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GoshDangItToHeck) fun.

The entire Ground Zone feels so... organic. There is an element of randomness to it. The AI will actually try to take back lost territory. And there are neutral units that attack both you/your allies and the "Enemy" faction (which can work on the favor of either side.)

Did I mention that at the end of the ground sequence you fight not one, not two, but three Cyber-T-Rexes?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on January 23, 2014, 02:47:40 pm
Continuing the adventures of Geralt of Rivia, combat herbalist.

All I want to do it gather some white myrtle!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on January 23, 2014, 06:55:59 pm
Beat Fallout: New Vegas with the NCR ending.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on January 23, 2014, 07:25:41 pm
Back on Dawn of War: Soulstorm and kicking ass as the Adepta Sororitas
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kopachris on January 24, 2014, 02:38:12 am
Since the migration to my new SSD has royally screwed up any uPlay games to the point where I'll probably have to format and reinstall, I'm taking a break from Assassin's Creed II and am back on Shift 2.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on January 24, 2014, 08:43:53 am
Why: A Lovely Battuta!

(http://i.imgur.com/thCxGzC.jpg)

(play walb with me)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 24, 2014, 11:05:54 am
I've completely forgotten all my WALBattuta stuff. I'll have to work on it.

In other news, Aquanox and Aquanox 2 are on sale for a little over 2 bucks on GoG. Go get them so somebody is inspired to make Goober's SeaSick Mod a reality.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on January 24, 2014, 04:14:57 pm
WE: ALL LOVE BATTUTA

Hey I made a really ****ty impromptu video with my bad mic to show you how ****ING BADASS this game is so


transcript if you can't understand anything

Spoiler:
Hey you dumb nerds. My name's GENERAL BATTUTA. I am here to make a video for you about WARGAME AIR LAND BATTLE. *mic clips sexily*

Look at this ****LOAD OF PACT TANKS coming to **** ME UP. I'm playing West Germany. Best Germany. I'm with my friend. He's British. And in the game.

All right, we have to stop all these tanks from taking our command zone. I'm on the trial version of FRAPs so it's gonna cut every 30 seconds. This is what the game looks like from my omnipotent commander's eye view. Look at all that smoke. That's the Soviets. They're trying to confuse my elite tank crews.

We're bombing them. Look at all these bombs. That's our air power. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guG9cVs3ms4 But - it's not enough. There's just too many T-72s. How are we gonna stop them?

I'm probably gonna zoom in in a second here. Get to see the, uh, the tank's eye view as my Germans try to hold the line. Look at this ****. Look at all those ****ing tanks. We have the best tanks in the world - but they have the MOST!

And at this point in the game I'm just freaking the **** out. This zone I'm defending is the key. If we lose it, we lose everything. We lose our dignity. We lose our women. It's gonna be awful.

The Soviet tanks are just rolling in. They're coming in to these woods. These woods are gonna burn. There's smoke everywhere, there's fire, people are screaming. Look at this! The suffering! The humanity! All right, cut.

This, uh, this is one of my helicopter gunships. It got killed by a Tunguska. Helicopter gunships are supposed to take out large numbers of enemy tanks, but unfortunately for me our Communist adversary was just a little too clever. Now as you can see, most of these woods have burnt down and THERE - there is the KEY! Right there, where I just zoomed in, that's a T72 command vehicle. We have to kill it at all costs.

Now my British friend is gonna roll in some M1 Abrams. He's gonna try to help me out with his tanks. (That's where my tanks are hiding.) Here's his tanks. Oh, ****, what's that? An anti-tank missile? Boom! He's ****ed. That's the problem with expensive tanks...it only takes one good hit.

Okay, what are we gonna do about this. Look at this. It's a great game. You zoom in, it's beautiful. You zoom out, you have total control. You can see everything! Mortars dropping all over these guys. We gotta get through their front line and kill their command tank so we can get the zone back. It's a Hotel and they've checked in...but they won't check out.

So you see I've dropped a flare to indicate we've just got to kill that ****ing command tank. It's guarded by some Soviet infantry but I'm gonna kill it at any cost. How am I gonna do it? Well, I'm gonna get the best tank in the world, the Leopard 2A4, piloted by specimens of superior German perfection. I'm just gonna ****ing roll it up - there it is, there he goes! Is he gonna make it? He's not, this story has a sad ending, like Blue PlaAAHHHHH nope never mind he did it!

It's beautiful. Totally beautiful. He just got shot in the face but German armor is invincible. Why don't you just reverse out of there, bud? See, it's invincible, I told you.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on January 24, 2014, 04:23:43 pm
Hearing you speak was... interesting.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on January 24, 2014, 04:26:51 pm
Battuta, you sound like a deranged psychopath. :nervous:

Ps: Cool voice. 7/10. Would record.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on January 24, 2014, 06:17:17 pm
Since I'm a total sucker in Wargame...Batutta, you need to do more commentaries like that  :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on January 24, 2014, 06:32:42 pm
WHAT IS HAPPENING WHY AM I DOWNLOADING LEAGUE
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on January 24, 2014, 08:09:59 pm
WALB, the battle your battle could smell like.

(http://www.socialstrategy1.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Old-Spice-Guy.jpg)

I'm on a Leo 2A4
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: VPR on January 25, 2014, 05:21:23 am
Just finished the Shadow Warrior remake which I picked up in the Steam sales over new year after seeing a few good reviews and it was surprisingly good. I expected it might become monotonous like Doom 3 did at first but Shadow Warrior seemed to do well avoiding this for the most part probably due to the level design which was pretty good throughout for a slash/shooter game.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on January 26, 2014, 01:11:21 am
(http://i.imgur.com/NsB1gCT.jpg)
this happened in Civ5. I don't know what's going on. Someone help.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on January 26, 2014, 02:27:30 am
Yikes, Mamba, that looks bad. I haven't even installed my copy yet, so can't help you myself, but found a few threads that might:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1441239
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=479345
http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/125492/how-to-fix-civ-5-graphics
a youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XZ4gr-gRDM

Basically: Make sure your graphics card drivers are updated, poke the detail settings and stuff, see if anything gets you playing again, and try DX 9, 10, and 11 modes to see if any of them work better. Your graphics card may be overheating.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on January 26, 2014, 01:37:29 pm
2nd time i killed a dragon and didn't absorb its soul.   :banghead:

no, i don't have any mods other than the unofficial patches.  and high-res textures if that counts.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on January 26, 2014, 02:04:00 pm
That's happened to me in the 360 version as well...Though only once, and i wasn't the one to land the killing blow, and I had to go inside to reach the top of winterhold college (due to it being an inconsiderate asshole and dying out of arms reach)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on January 26, 2014, 02:59:31 pm
Yikes, Mamba, that looks bad. I haven't even installed my copy yet, so can't help you myself, but found a few threads that might:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1441239
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=479345
http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/125492/how-to-fix-civ-5-graphics
a youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XZ4gr-gRDM

Basically: Make sure your graphics card drivers are updated, poke the detail settings and stuff, see if anything gets you playing again, and try DX 9, 10, and 11 modes to see if any of them work better. Your graphics card may be overheating.
Turning off R.E.D. seemed to fix the problem. I've never had a problem with R.E.D. until now. I think it's because this is a huge archipilago map and I have like a MILLION ****ing battleships. And destroyers.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sarkoth on January 26, 2014, 04:27:08 pm
Have been playing the Rust Early Acces on Steam for the last couple of days. I love this game. If Don't Starve, Minecraft and DayZ would have married (that makes three, yes, what a marriage that would be!) into a Multiplayer only game, Rust would be the result. It is awesome. Alpha version, yes, but extremely awesome.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on January 26, 2014, 07:08:04 pm
Totes playin some vintage W:EE

edit>>while listening to sweet 80s tracks.


Who wants to rule the world?  My ****ing SHTURM-Ss that's who.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: -Joshua- on January 27, 2014, 02:57:05 am
A bit of IL-1946 with the HSFX mod and the MTO dynamic campaign (First Maltese Blitz is MAD).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: EuclidianGeometry on January 27, 2014, 03:04:40 am
Just started on World of Tanks. 3 kills with Leichtraktor.

Aw yissss
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: SpardaSon21 on January 27, 2014, 11:16:51 am
Any idea what tank line you're going to go down?  Also, we have a thread here for fellow HLP-ers who tank.

Protip: U.S. heavy line gets brutally trolly at tier 7 and 8 thanks to nigh-impenetrable front mantlets.  Not much else in the game is tough enough to stop a direct hit from a 152mm APCR round.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 28, 2014, 10:45:44 am
(http://i.imgur.com/D2552Aa.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on January 28, 2014, 10:54:40 am
that's a lot of iskies
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on January 28, 2014, 11:11:20 am
Wtf is that?^^
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 28, 2014, 11:52:27 am
Wtf is that?^^

B-R, EVE Online. Titans died everywhere. It was glorious.

The smallest visible ships in that are dreadnaught-class.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on January 29, 2014, 09:11:00 am
Bought my cousin StarCraft II for his birthday. We're going to be playing this bad boy soon enough.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on January 29, 2014, 09:28:23 am
Wtf is that?^^

B-R, EVE Online. Titans died everywhere. It was glorious.

The smallest visible ships in that are dreadnaught-class.

The good guys won
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on January 29, 2014, 10:09:36 am
There are always, and only, bad people. But some of them are good posters. The forces of goodposting won.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: EuclidianGeometry on January 29, 2014, 10:23:43 am
Any idea what tank line you're going to go down?  Also, we have a thread here for fellow HLP-ers who tank.

Protip: U.S. heavy line gets brutally trolly at tier 7 and 8 thanks to nigh-impenetrable front mantlets.  Not much else in the game is tough enough to stop a direct hit from a 152mm APCR round.

Germany i think, but that may change. Still trying to get the hang of it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on January 29, 2014, 01:01:23 pm
NPCs in skyrim are really starting to annoy me.  my follower keeps getting into fights with quest-releated NPCs.  and yesterday i ended up in a fight with one of them because he jumped in the way of a shout.  i would love to get rid of my follower, but i find her quite necessary to help deal with the insane difficulty spikes as well as carry things.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on January 30, 2014, 10:57:03 pm
Beat Kingdom Hearts, moving on to Chain of Memories.

Apparently there's a second story after you beat Sora's game, so that means I'm nearly at the halfway mark.

Whoever had the idea of card-based battle systems needs to be banned from ever working on video games ever again. This isn't too bad in that the randomness factor is almost not there, but limiting the actions I can take in a real-time battle to a fixed set that must be recharged is a STUPID design decision, IMO.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on January 30, 2014, 11:16:44 pm
Slowly poking my nose into W:ALB

I'm only Lvl 2 so my access to all the hardware at the moment is still locked but I've put together a preliminary decks for PACT and NATO.  I based it on my EE experience as well as some info I gleaned from a WALB specific guide.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/111s2du.png)

(http://i58.tinypic.com/ajt7kl.png)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on January 30, 2014, 11:41:33 pm
NPCs in skyrim are really starting to annoy me.  my follower keeps getting into fights with quest-releated NPCs.  and yesterday i ended up in a fight with one of them because he jumped in the way of a shout.  i would love to get rid of my follower, but i find her quite necessary to help deal with the insane difficulty spikes as well as carry things.

Followers are for the weak ;)

I know what you mean about the odd difficulty spikes, but I've avoided followers generally and managed to deal with everything that's come my way.  Mostly through stealth, which followers significantly impede.

The weight limit is generally overcome by hoarding only expensive items and regular fast-travel.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on January 30, 2014, 11:54:16 pm
Finally wrapping up the singleplayer of Retrovirus.  What sucks is that multi looks pretty dead. :(
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on January 31, 2014, 12:03:08 am
Slowly poking my nose into W:ALB

I'm only Lvl 2 so my access to all the hardware at the moment is still locked but I've put together a preliminary decks for PACT and NATO.  I based it on my EE experience as well as some info I gleaned from a WALB specific guide.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/111s2du.png)

(http://i58.tinypic.com/ajt7kl.png)

I believe in WALB all units are unlocked from the start, no unlocks like in W:EE. Those decks are actually legit solid, though I'd probably cut to get some cheaper recon, and you want to have more quality heliborne infantry for the opening land grab in both factions. It's probably also worth cutting your base Tunguskas for the high-end variants.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Phantom Hoover on January 31, 2014, 08:06:42 am
NPCs in skyrim are really starting to annoy me.  my follower keeps getting into fights with quest-releated NPCs.  and yesterday i ended up in a fight with one of them because he jumped in the way of a shout.  i would love to get rid of my follower, but i find her quite necessary to help deal with the insane difficulty spikes as well as carry things.

Followers are for the weak ;)

I know what you mean about the odd difficulty spikes, but I've avoided followers generally and managed to deal with everything that's come my way.  Mostly through stealth, which followers significantly impede.

The weight limit is generally overcome by hoarding only expensive items and regular fast-travel.

dremora butler, man

dremora butler
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on January 31, 2014, 08:43:14 am
Stuff

I believe in WALB all units are unlocked from the start, no unlocks like in W:EE. Those decks are actually legit solid, though I'd probably cut to get some cheaper recon, and you want to have more quality heliborne infantry for the opening land grab in both factions. It's probably also worth cutting your base Tunguskas for the high-end variants.

Okay, so I noticed all the missing hardware are "prototypes" so no Mig-29Ms, Kpz 70s, T-80Us, etc.  Sounds like I have a settings issue I need to change? 

No Recce Jeeps?  My thinking was moving around heliborne infantry becomes prohibitive once OpFor establishes their IADs, whereas some cheapo jeeps are a little more flexible?

(I noticed some of the recce infantry are essentially a sniper team, I don't suppose they could assassinate unarmored CVs from afar because that would be a hoot)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on January 31, 2014, 08:51:42 am
I don't think snipers will be able to take out unarmored CVs from afar, alas. I think you should always have access to cheap recon infantry so that you can throw out pickets in woods across the front line and down your MSR. Your recces in Kasatkas are great but the transports make them too expensive to call in in bulk.

To unlock the prototype units you need to select a deck restriction - USSR only, Sweden only, that kind of thing.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on January 31, 2014, 10:40:18 am
Oh

woops

I didn't notice how expensive the little Kamovs are, just saw the option to ride my Spetnaz in contra rotor Helixs and went squee. I'll swap then into Hinds or Mi-17s. 

So only prototypes for nation specific?  So I need to say forgo MANPADS for KPZ-70s and Leo 1A5s...

Balls
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on February 01, 2014, 01:38:10 am
ancient dragons.  **** those bastards.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Kobrar44 on February 01, 2014, 02:58:32 am
I should probably stop playing Dota 2. At the beginning I was quite a gentle guy, like "Could you not rush alone? You are pointlessly getting yourself killed". I am not this way anymore. Not at all.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on February 01, 2014, 03:24:28 am
I think that game--hell, the entire genre--winds up having a toxic effect on anything it touches.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Piemanlives on February 01, 2014, 05:23:14 am
I like playing DOTA style games, but I hate playing with randoms, so I avoid doing so when possible.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on February 01, 2014, 08:15:32 am
Oh

woops

I didn't notice how expensive the little Kamovs are, just saw the option to ride my Spetnaz in contra rotor Helixs and went squee. I'll swap then into Hinds or Mi-17s. 

So only prototypes for nation specific?  So I need to say forgo MANPADS for KPZ-70s and Leo 1A5s...

Balls

West Germany is actually a pretty solid nation-specific restriction. You lose access to USA's boondoggles and some of the superb French infantry, but you have the Marder Roland (which is superb AA), the Leopard 1A5, the Leopard 2A4 King of Tanks That Aren't T-80s, and quality infantry like Jagdkommandos and Jagers.

I think the only thing that REALLY hurts is that West Germany doesn't have any flame or napalm.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on February 01, 2014, 03:06:58 pm
Yep I put together a Bundeswehr Deck and they are pretty solid.  So far I've been cutting my teeth on the skirmish mode and it pretty fun.  Mouse navigation around the map is a little sloppy compared to EE and maintaining logistics quite a bit tougher but overall I'm really liking it so far.  The Urban Warfare mechanics and Air Power really add some great elements to the game.

Granted you don't really notice it as much during battle but the stuff going on on the ground is pretty amazing.  EE was very pretty but I happened to zoom in on a Huey zapping some BRDM with its door gun and the tracers were literally ricocheting all over the place just like in real life.

Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hades on February 01, 2014, 03:36:31 pm
I should probably stop playing Dota 2. At the beginning I was quite a gentle guy, like "Could you not rush alone? You are pointlessly getting yourself killed". I am not this way anymore. Not at all.
I've said before that DOTA 2 could turn the nicest person into a god damned demon.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on February 01, 2014, 10:03:05 pm
Yep I put together a Bundeswehr Deck and they are pretty solid.  So far I've been cutting my teeth on the skirmish mode and it pretty fun.  Mouse navigation around the map is a little sloppy compared to EE and maintaining logistics quite a bit tougher but overall I'm really liking it so far.  The Urban Warfare mechanics and Air Power really add some great elements to the game.

Granted you don't really notice it as much during battle but the stuff going on on the ground is pretty amazing.  EE was very pretty but I happened to zoom in on a Huey zapping some BRDM with its door gun and the tracers were literally ricocheting all over the place just like in real life.

They recently nerfed logistics drastically - each individual truck carries much less supply - in an effort to get people to use FOBs. Unfortunately FOBs remain too heavy an investment and the meta is now simply 'you have fewer supplies'.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on February 02, 2014, 11:19:19 pm
Yeah in EE four HEMTTs was enough to pretty much get my main battle force into position and through one major fracas.  Doesn't seam like its enough to keep a town full of Jagers and Milan F2s through one firefight now.  Not to mention the AI at least seems to prioritize killing off my logistics with rabid zeal.  The FOBs seem to stock allot more supplies though, but actually running a successful supply train from one is taxing, I might actually have to try control grouping logistics of all things.  I think I also need to up the number of infantry on my decks to keep the urban strong points garrisoned. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on February 05, 2014, 04:44:41 pm
Okay still fooling around in skirmish mode and building decks.  Just started figuring out how much better chaining commands and hot keys are much easier then the silly microing I used to do.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on February 05, 2014, 06:46:13 pm
ffs.  you get to the point in skyrim where you think you're invincible (even though i've done very little in the plotline - god DAMN i did not expect that much side-questing), and then you wander into a den of mages and three shocks later you're dead.  even though i'm at 94 destruction and MY shocks knock of maybe 5-10% of their health.  i suspect there are undisclosed game mechanics ****ing with me.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MitoPL on February 06, 2014, 04:24:41 am
Chrome. I have some fun playing old games :ick:.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on February 06, 2014, 03:01:33 pm
ffs.  you get to the point in skyrim where you think you're invincible (even though i've done very little in the plotline - god DAMN i did not expect that much side-questing), and then you wander into a den of mages and three shocks later you're dead.  even though i'm at 94 destruction and MY shocks knock of maybe 5-10% of their health.  i suspect there are undisclosed game mechanics ****ing with me.

Resist magic and spell absorption are your friend =)

I actually just had to up the difficulty for my Ryne character because I'm at level 51 and very little was posing much of a challenge any longer... though the enchanted dragonscale armour and dragonbone weapons had a little to do with that - and my resist magicka is now so high, coupled with the spell absorption from the atronach stone and Alteration of 100, that only physical attacks are really of any concern.  Once you reach 100 Smithing and 100 Enchanting, even without abusing alchemy much, you are very difficult to kill and have an unlimited source of income (take iron dagger, enchant with banish and paralyze on petty soul gem purchased from court mages, makes 1000s of gold in profit).

Though, like you, I've done very little of the main quest - I'm only on Diplomatic Immunity.  There is SO much to do in this game.

As for the game mechanics, spells do not level up with your skills - skill only reduces cost, not power of spells.  Destruction in particular requires perks and the highest level spells to be of any use.  I pretty much abandoned destruction magic by level 15 as a result.  Also, the dual wielding perk is mandatory for destruction in order to get the stunlock effect.  See here: http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Destruction
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Nakura on February 06, 2014, 09:45:29 pm
StarCraft 2 and Sub Command.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Rhymes on February 06, 2014, 11:25:13 pm
BF4 and FS2

Started getting back into FS once I saw the 2014 mediavps were out. Been away too long. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on February 07, 2014, 04:51:20 am
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

Oh, how I missed nuking enemy planets... purging rebel scum will prove entertaining, I am certain.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on February 07, 2014, 06:40:22 pm
(http://imgur.com/GcGSkic.jpg)
**** dude I wish my hair could do that
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on February 07, 2014, 08:06:47 pm
HLPX-COM will resume this weekend.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mobius on February 08, 2014, 06:29:28 am
Crash Bandicoot 1. Good ol' games. :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on February 11, 2014, 04:08:18 pm
CV90s are pretty boss.  My Strv 103s were a little banged up and low on ammo from blunting a PACT offensive push and all I had to counter attack with were two fresh platoons of IFVs with riflemen.  So I let the CV90s off the leash and conducted some maneuver warfare.  Those 40mm Bofors rip **** up, anything lighter then an MBT is going to get turned into pulled pork.   

If they keep Sweden in the mix I hope they give us Strv 122s in Dragon Rising.  Swede Leos and CV90s would be epic.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: -Joshua- on February 11, 2014, 05:30:59 pm
Currently playing a mix of flight simulators. Il2 1946 with the Dark Blue World mod (plus the "New TFM" mod on top of that, so I can have more campaigns), and the venerable Rowan's Battle for Britian 2: Wings of Victory. With the BDG patches, off-course.

BOB2 is suprisingly fun. It puts you in the seat of the commander of either side of the Battle of Britian, letting you plan missions, and then gives you the option to jump into the fighter seat whenever you want. Great fun that.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on February 11, 2014, 06:00:05 pm
Dishonored. Haven't killed anyone yet.
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Post by: General Battuta on February 11, 2014, 10:08:20 pm
CV90s are pretty boss.  My Strv 103s were a little banged up and low on ammo from blunting a PACT offensive push and all I had to counter attack with were two fresh platoons of IFVs with riflemen.  So I let the CV90s off the leash and conducted some maneuver warfare.  Those 40mm Bofors rip **** up, anything lighter then an MBT is going to get turned into pulled pork.   

If they keep Sweden in the mix I hope they give us Strv 122s in Dragon Rising.  Swede Leos and CV90s would be epic.

Autocannon-armed IFVs are the ****. They had to nerf the LAV-25 because the Bushmaster was such a monster.
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Post by: StarSlayer on February 11, 2014, 11:28:53 pm
Yeah so long as they've got soft targets to shoot at they've been pretty boss. I do wish there was a way to lock multiple units into a nice spread formation.  Having to micro keeping the armored recon up front followed by my expensive MBTs and the AA hanging back can be a pain.   


Well, that and a Mehrzweckwaffe 1 for my Tornado IDS.
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Post by: Lorric on February 11, 2014, 11:58:49 pm
I very recently bought Gran Turismo 5 for just £5.

My B-Spec driver just won an exciting race by 81 hundredths of a second, making the pass right on the line. :)

These B-Spec drivers have been very much maligned from what I've read, but they've been doing great for me.

Loving the game. Might be one of my best ever value buys.

The B-Spec mode has been a very pleasant surprise, my drivers are competant, and I've been enjoying rooting for them rather than sitting there bored or frustrated by them.
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Post by: crizza on February 12, 2014, 02:15:02 pm
Finally managed to install Kane's Wrath...went just fine after I leaned the disc^^
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 12, 2014, 07:22:12 pm
Yeah so long as they've got soft targets to shoot at they've been pretty boss.

Do not underestimate the ability of autocannon to suppress, and even scratch-to-death, MBTs. There are hundreds of very unhappy T-55s out there who ran into my LAVs/Bradleys.
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Post by: StarSlayer on February 12, 2014, 07:30:59 pm
No kidding, I've been watching some playthroughs on the Tube today and witnessed a platoon of T80Us poke their noses over a hill into a mess of IFVs and AAA.

Holy ****.  That was the fastest 680 points I've every seen, close in KE is nothing to joke about.
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Post by: General Battuta on February 12, 2014, 10:18:18 pm
Yes, KE damage scales with range so up close autocannon vehicles will chew apart tanks.
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Post by: MP-Ryan on February 13, 2014, 09:38:11 am
Fellow Skyrim players, have you guys tried out the SkyUI interface upgrade?  If not, check it it out - it massively fixes the user interfaces for the inventory and magic menus, and adds grouping features to the Favorites (meaning one button can equip both hands, armour, spells, and shouts at once without fiddling around).
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Post by: SpardaSon21 on February 13, 2014, 11:49:06 am
People play Skyrim without SkyUI?
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Post by: MP-Ryan on February 13, 2014, 11:52:03 am
People play Skyrim without SkyUI?

Errrrr

/me slinks off shamefully

While I'm asking, any other essential mods other than the USEPs?
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on February 13, 2014, 01:38:52 pm
While I'm asking, any other essential mods other than the USEPs?
...USEPs? Do you mean the Unofficial Patches? I've never seen that acronym before (and I can't imagine what that "E" is supposed to stand for...).

But actually, aside from SkyUI and the Unofficial Patches, I wouldn't call any other mods "essential" for Skyrim, in a nice change of pace from Morrowind and Oblivion. There are plenty of interesting mods, but whether or not you want them depends entirely on your personal preferences.
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Post by: MP-Ryan on February 13, 2014, 02:01:38 pm
That should have been UESPs, which stand for Unofficial Elder Scrolls Patches, a leftover naming convention from Oblivion.
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on February 13, 2014, 02:24:31 pm
That should have been UESPs, which stand for Unofficial Elder Scrolls Patches, a leftover naming convention from Oblivion.
UESP almost always refers to the Unofficial Elder Scrolls Pages (http://uesp.net/wiki/Main_Page), a wiki for the series; making it also refer to Unofficial Patches is just confusing. The preferred acronym is "USKP" for Unofficial SKyrim Patch(es) (as used by the USKP team themselves).
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Post by: An4ximandros on February 13, 2014, 02:59:11 pm
Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion.

Yo dawg, I heard you like fighters, so we put fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with 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fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters so you can fend off hordes of fighters while the Advent spam more fighters. :mad: :banghead:
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Post by: Husker on February 13, 2014, 05:10:26 pm
Well, I've finally gotten around to buying a PS3 and I'm going to start playing Gran Turismo 5 soon. Hope to have the Mass Effect Trilogy soon as well.

Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion.

Yo dawg, I heard you like fighters, so we put fighters with fighters *massive snip* with fighters with fighters with fighters with fighters  so you can fend off hordes of fighters while the Advent spam more fighters. :mad: :banghead:
Annoyed much?
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Post by: Hobbie on February 13, 2014, 05:21:08 pm
Finished Dishonored. Still haven't killed anyone yet. Somehow managed to Ghost the final mission.
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Post by: Lorric on February 13, 2014, 05:26:00 pm
Well, I've finally gotten around to buying a PS3 and I'm going to start playing Gran Turismo 5 soon.
Right now I'm cleaning and tidying, and my B-Spec drivers are winning me cash and cars. :D
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Post by: Kolgena on February 13, 2014, 07:24:13 pm
Finished Dishonored. Still haven't killed anyone yet. Somehow managed to Ghost the final mission.

Now go through it again and play it like you're Neo from the Matrix. It's insane how overpowered you are with blink. Blink here, blink there, blink blink everywhere.


I've been enjoying hitman absolution. I'm actually finding it quite challenging, which is a good thing. Much harder than any of the splinter cells, but lots of that is how hard it is to learn a map when you can't afford to be discovered. Second playthrough will probably be breezy.
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Post by: Hobbie on February 13, 2014, 08:51:34 pm
Now go through it again and play it like you're Neo from the Matrix. It's insane how overpowered you are with blink. Blink here, blink there, blink blink everywhere.

I think next time will be my Corvo Attano, The Loudest Man In Dunwall playthrough.

Rules: Duel everyone you see with only swords, and always announce your presence in some flashy way, such as blowing up whale oil containers or firing your pistol into the air. No magic allowed except for Bend Time (to dispose of grenades and bullets more easily to keep the fight fair) or Blink (to separate guards from the pack or troll them).

Turning Dishonored into a swashbuckler game, one kill at a time.
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Post by: crizza on February 14, 2014, 07:56:59 am
World of tanks...
The new battle mode Confrontation is not that good.
Every battle against the french results in pairs of french tanks forming autoloader deathtraps. Once you're hit the first time you can as well quit the battle.
Other than that, I'm on the second german TD line. A tier 8 gun in a tier 5 TD?
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Post by: General Battuta on February 14, 2014, 08:46:10 am
We had a big HLP WALB session last night, including (mostly) great victories. If you want to join in then hang out on #bp.
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Post by: StarSlayer on February 14, 2014, 09:04:31 am
We had a big HLP WALB session last night, including (mostly) great victories. If you want to join in then hang out on #bp.

/me files that info away
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Polpolion on February 14, 2014, 01:52:10 pm
I'd love to play with you guys but I'm absolutely abysmal at that game. :p
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Post by: General Battuta on February 14, 2014, 01:57:08 pm
It's okay, we've been doing makeshift tutorials (except, er, that one game). The big problem has been com discipline more than player performance  :nervous:
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Post by: Scotty on February 14, 2014, 02:25:15 pm
I'd hop in if I had WALB.  I've just got EE.  With the new one coming out so soon, I think I'll save my money.
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on February 14, 2014, 02:41:47 pm
I'd love to play with you guys but I'm absolutely abysmal at that game. :p
It's a really great way to learn! I'd never even played WALB before, tried a couple of the tutorial missions while waiting for the next multiplayer game to start, and when it did, Battuta just dispensed constant, useful advice. When I went back and replayed the tutorial mission that was kicking my ass, I aced it. The game seems overwhelming at first, but it's really not that hard to learn.
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Post by: Mobius on February 14, 2014, 02:49:41 pm
Crash Bandicoot 2.  ;)
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Post by: General Battuta on February 14, 2014, 02:50:26 pm
I'd love to play with you guys but I'm absolutely abysmal at that game. :p
It's a really great way to learn! I'd never even played WALB before, tried a couple of the tutorial missions while waiting for the next multiplayer game to start, and when it did, Battuta just dispensed constant, useful advice. When I went back and replayed the tutorial mission that was kicking my ass, I aced it. The game seems overwhelming at first, but it's really not that hard to learn.

Constant, useful STARSHIPS
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on February 14, 2014, 03:03:06 pm
Constant, useful STARSHIPS
WERE MEANT TO FLYYYYYYYYYY (http://vimeo.com/46927209)
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Post by: MP-Ryan on February 14, 2014, 03:43:28 pm
Constant, useful STARSHIPS
WERE MEANT TO FLYYYYYYYYYY (http://vimeo.com/46927209)

Kill her him it RALWOOD FOR LINKING IT! with fire for linking Nicki Minaj.

Actually, that clip is pretty good.  Almost makes the song forgiveable.
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Post by: General Battuta on February 14, 2014, 03:44:32 pm
That video's legit really good though
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 14, 2014, 03:50:08 pm
I'd love to play with you guys but I'm absolutely abysmal at that game. :p

We can be bad together!
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Post by: MP-Ryan on February 14, 2014, 03:57:10 pm
That video's legit really good though

I know, I actually posted it on twitter right after I razzed Ralwood
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Post by: MitoPL on February 14, 2014, 04:24:23 pm
Constant, useful STARSHIPS
...
WERE MEANT TO FLYYYYYYYYYY (http://vimeo.com/46927209)
I think few shots of Stargate Universe would be a cherry on a cake thing in this movie.  And...

I can't see Freespace there :(. Why isn't Freespace there The Freespace should be there and if Freespace isn't there then where is Freespece it's not there i'm sure not there :banghead: *

*Movie about starship posted on FS themed forum NOT containing FS? wat
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 15, 2014, 12:26:32 am
WERE MEANT TO FLYYYYYYYYYY (http://vimeo.com/46927209)

You are a wonderful human being, as is the creator of that video.

Minaj is still an atrocity, but that's one song redeemed.
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Post by: headdie on February 15, 2014, 04:52:58 am
awesome vid

also playing too much hearthstone at the moment
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Post by: General Battuta on February 15, 2014, 08:03:21 am
Continued experimental observation confirms that the Starship is the greatest tank ever made, the Skyhawk with Zunis is the greatest CAS aircraft ever built, MageKing has a weird gift for driving Leopard blobs into the enemy spawn, and Aesaar is a saint about his tanks getting cluster bombed.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 15, 2014, 09:26:34 am
wat
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Post by: StarSlayer on February 15, 2014, 10:01:41 am
I want a Sky Raider!

(http://www.vg-photo.com/attack/a1/a1-2.jpg)
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Post by: Hades on February 15, 2014, 10:52:13 am
wat
Wargame: Airland Battle. The 'Starship' tank is the M60A2 armed with a 152mm main gun.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on February 15, 2014, 11:22:48 am
I'm pretty sure he knows what a Starship is, I think its more to do with the fact that they typically are considered absolute pants.
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on February 15, 2014, 11:32:01 am
I'm pretty sure he knows what a Starship is, I think its more to do with the fact that they typically are considered absolute pants.
The thing about WALB is that really ****ty units are still great if they're cheap and can be built in mass quantities (as the famous quote says, "quantity provides a quality all its own").

MageKing has a weird gift for driving Leopard blobs into the enemy spawn
It just kept happening on its own! I have to advance somewhere, and the best place to advance just kept being along the line of the enemy's advance towards my area, which inevitably resulted in driving right into their initial staging area. :nervous:

It worked pretty well, until the "enemy spawn" was that stupid tunnel right into Foxtrot...

/me tries to avoid having PTSD-like flashbacks to the killing field at Foxtrot

Every... single... tank... in my deck... all gone...

...but we still won 600 to 0!
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Post by: General Battuta on February 15, 2014, 12:55:29 pm
The Starship is a brilliant tank for all the reasons it's not a good Tank, and the Skyhawk with Zunis is brilliant because the game thinks it's really, really easy to put new rocket pods on its wings and send it back out (this may actually be true).
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 15, 2014, 02:14:50 pm
The Starship is a brilliant tank for all the reasons it's not a good Tank, and the Skyhawk with Zunis is brilliant because the game thinks it's really, really easy to put new rocket pods on its wings and send it back out (this may actually be true).

IIRC it is, but rocket pods were so bad I can't see that being adequate compensation.

As for the Starship, it's saving grace is it's a missile tank. On the other hand, it has awful awful missiles.
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Post by: General Battuta on February 15, 2014, 02:22:39 pm
I just turn the Shillelagh off. Really what I adore about it is that it has a main gun (bad, but it's there) and an autocannon (!) which it can fire at helicopters (!!) and on the move (!!!) which makes it an excellent, excellent cheap close-defense unit in forests, towns, and near ridgelines. For 45 points!

It's not for being a Leopard 2A4 but that's what we have Leopard 2A4s for.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 15, 2014, 02:57:07 pm
Having just subjected the Zuni to empirical test, I take back everything bad I ever said about.

Although once somebody realizes what you're doing and brings in interceptors or AA up front, you go down hard.
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Post by: General Battuta on February 15, 2014, 03:02:37 pm
That is 100% true, but the Skyhawk is so cheap, you can get so many of them, and it is so close to impossible to shoot it down before it fires that it actually works out as one of the best 'remove this area' CAS options in the game. It'll take out an anti-air unit in woods, macerate a column of APCs, clear out infantry in light cover, stun heavy armor, and (if, as a bonus, it gets out) be ready to do it again in ~10 seconds.

The SK-60 is also hilarious in this role, though more of an AoE option and less good at stunning armor.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 15, 2014, 03:19:04 pm
They also make hilarious traps. For thirty/forty points you can cause your opponent to reveal his AA for immediate destruction with mortars or other aircraft, or run his 130-point MiG directly into a concealed Hawk battery.
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Post by: Nakura on February 15, 2014, 05:40:46 pm
Tales of Vesperia and Catherine.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on February 15, 2014, 08:16:28 pm
Gundam Extreme Vs Full Boost


What is annoying is the damned time limit it seems that fighting games are required by law to have, which in some missions makes me feel like I'm just rushing, rushing, rushing, no time to actually enjoy the fight. Why do you only give me 3 minutes to kill 17 enemies, game?
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 15, 2014, 09:54:32 pm
I just spent about ten minutes in an extended Bristol 146 dogfight with my wife in World of Warplanes.

I then officially lost my damn mind and proceeded to write a short story that uses a mock dogfight as an extended metaphor for a couple dancing and serves as the starting point for their relationship. This can't possibly end well.
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Post by: Scotty on February 15, 2014, 11:49:07 pm
Since I don't have WALB, playing WEE to get at least a vague idea of how to do things.  I imagine having at least a passing familiarity with interface and unit strengths/weaknesses would be a good idea.
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 16, 2014, 10:33:07 am
They're very similar, so no, it's not bad idea.
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Post by: General Battuta on February 16, 2014, 11:59:45 am
(http://i.imgur.com/hEcy7DB.gif)
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Post by: NGTM-1R on February 16, 2014, 09:19:34 pm
(http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/3298062395377932819/910E3762E9B4306C1BCF29DBB7CC1AAF49596CA1/)

Talk nice about Heinemann's Hotrod.
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Post by: General Battuta on February 16, 2014, 09:34:03 pm
(http://fi.somethingawful.com/images/smilies/emot-911.gif) (http://fi.somethingawful.com/images/smilies/emot-911.gif) (http://fi.somethingawful.com/images/smilies/emot-911.gif) (http://fi.somethingawful.com/images/smilies/emot-911.gif) (http://fi.somethingawful.com/images/smilies/emot-911.gif)
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Post by: StarSlayer on February 16, 2014, 10:44:08 pm
Cat B US Marines are pretty hilarious. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8m5wvhkEGY)  You miss out some of the fancy late 80s tech but sooo much elite of everything.  Three Phantoms worth of Napalm!  Enough Prowlers to suppress every piece of AA! Zuni all the things!  Twenty two units of Heliborne Marines!

(http://i62.tinypic.com/zvdlkn.png)
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Post by: General Battuta on February 16, 2014, 10:52:55 pm
If you can get Chaps in there and drop something for another card of command vehicles you would have a really strong deck. Maybe trade one slot of Seacobras for Heavy Hogs? Also I'm not a big believer in Tomcats these days so MORE SKYHAWK.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on February 17, 2014, 12:05:23 am
it's hard to imagine what stock skyrim is like if what i'm playing now is the 'fixed' version.
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Post by: Dragon on February 17, 2014, 01:34:13 am
Finished Oblivion, will start Skyrim after the exams. Would you believe I actually went through the entire TES series in order, starting with Arena? :) It was a bit tedious, though, seeing there wasn't really that much to do. I found Dagerfall really awesome, kind of wishing they kept it's complexity in the later titles. Morrowind was fine, though smaller in scale, it made it up with originality. As for Oblivion, I found it fun, but a bit simplistic after Daggerfall and Morrowind.
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Post by: StarSlayer on February 17, 2014, 08:01:35 am
If you can get Chaps in there and drop something for another card of command vehicles you would have a really strong deck. Maybe trade one slot of Seacobras for Heavy Hogs? Also I'm not a big believer in Tomcats these days so MORE SKYHAWK.

Unfortunately no Chaps or Hogs only Hawks and Cobras are available.  With nothing but Hawks I need something that can tangle with OpFor jets so I'm hesitant to drop the Cat.  I'll look into the CV thing, though I think the only other option are Jeeps.  I hate Jeep CVs, even back in EE you hock a loogie in one's general direction and it blows to hell.
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Post by: MP-Ryan on February 17, 2014, 09:10:02 am
Finished Oblivion, will start Skyrim after the exams. Would you believe I actually went through the entire TES series in order, starting with Arena? :) It was a bit tedious, though, seeing there wasn't really that much to do. I found Dagerfall really awesome, kind of wishing they kept it's complexity in the later titles. Morrowind was fine, though smaller in scale, it made it up with originality. As for Oblivion, I found it fun, but a bit simplistic after Daggerfall and Morrowind.

Where did you find Daggerfall?  Arena was such a pain that I abandoned my attempts to run it, but I've always been interested in Daggerfall.
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Post by: Rhymes on February 17, 2014, 10:14:07 am
Daggerfall's been freeware for a few years now.

Here.

http://www.elderscrolls.com/daggerfall/ (http://www.elderscrolls.com/daggerfall/)
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Post by: Scotty on February 17, 2014, 01:51:31 pm
Broke down, got WALB.  Time to get curbstomped against a real player. :D
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Post by: MP-Ryan on February 17, 2014, 09:38:55 pm
Daggerfall's been freeware for a few years now.

Here.

http://www.elderscrolls.com/daggerfall/ (http://www.elderscrolls.com/daggerfall/)

Guess I hadn't looked in a while.  Alas, DOSBox config required.  Not sure I'm ready for the exercise that is going to be.

edit:  http://theelderscrolls.wiwiland.net/?title=Daggerfall_:_DaggerfallSetup_EN  Pre-patched and pre-configured.  Download, install, play.  Someone bless the author of that installer.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on February 23, 2014, 09:03:59 am
Giving Hawken a spin...
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Post by: LHN91 on February 24, 2014, 10:11:07 am
Remember Me. I'm about halfway through.

It's... flawed. Gameplay is average, but the story is interesting enough to keep me engaged, and it looks bloody gorgeous.

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Post by: Klaustrophobia on February 24, 2014, 12:05:59 pm
after googling and console-commanding my way past game-breaking bugs, finally moving forward again in skyrim.  that'll teach me to explore around instead of sticking straight to the main quest again.  :banghead:

still one side-quest bug unresolved, and it still really bothers me because i'm the type that has to complete ALL the things.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on February 24, 2014, 01:54:21 pm
Ah, the console command, defeater of more bugs than the Dragonborn.

Let me tell you about one time an ice wraith got stuck under the ground while my two (quest required) followers waltzed around on the surface. Had to use Aura Whisper and then click around in console view to select it before sending a kill command. Fun times.
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Post by: StarSlayer on February 24, 2014, 05:47:41 pm
More WALB

CQC MG3

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Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: DireWolf on February 24, 2014, 08:48:08 pm
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Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on February 24, 2014, 10:08:47 pm
RIP Digrat :(
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on February 26, 2014, 03:51:52 pm
No one playing Hawken?  :nervous:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on February 26, 2014, 04:13:12 pm
I played it for a while back some months ago.  Its fun and I really enjoyed the mobility of its meta.  The Bruiser and Infiltrator where my favorite platforms.  That said like most real multi only games I typically just play them till I hone my edge then take a break for a while.  I'll get back into it at some point but for now I'm focused on WALB.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on February 27, 2014, 03:48:38 am
No one playing Hawken?  :nervous:

I'm going to try it this weekend, but.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on February 27, 2014, 04:19:44 pm
I'm still bouncing between Starbound, GTA V, Warframe, L4D2, and now Terraria (1.2.3.1 is out)
Oh and Planetside 2 as well as Space Engineers
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Rhymes on February 27, 2014, 05:10:15 pm
Got starbound, and I'm really liking it so far.  It's like Terraria, except (generally) streamlined and with better controls. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: BritishShivans on February 27, 2014, 06:45:06 pm
Starbound is pretty awesome in regards to controls. Much easier to get used to again after not playing for a while.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on February 28, 2014, 05:48:02 am
Got starbound, and I'm really liking it so far.  It's like Terraria, except (generally) streamlined and with better controls. 

WRONG

It's like Terraria in spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaccccceeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

But yeah I clocked ridiculous amounts of time into Starbound. When I start playing it, I don't stop until at least another 100 hours gets clocked
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on February 28, 2014, 11:58:37 am
I have also been putting a ridiculous amount of time into Starbound. My current character just unlocked Tier 9 materials, which is the farthest I've ever bothered to progress before.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 01, 2014, 04:17:49 am
Really? I generally get to Tier 10 pretty quickly, within one to two days usually

With that said, most of my time is spent planet hopping and cruising with bubble boost looking for shinies
My gun collection is starting to get out of hand
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on March 01, 2014, 04:20:21 am
Fighting an extremely strong urge to pick up Pokemon Red/Blue.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on March 01, 2014, 11:15:55 am
Really? I generally get to Tier 10 pretty quickly, within one to two days usually
My current character just unlocked Tier 9 materials, which is the farthest I've ever bothered to progress before.
(Emphasis added.)

It's not that I had difficulty doing it, just that I lost interest after hitting Sector X. After you kill the jelly boss, there are no more bosses; everything else is just kinda samey-samey after that, and that's when my characters generally got abandoned; after this most recent wipe was the only time I felt the motivation to actually explore Sector X.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 02, 2014, 01:43:01 am
Gundam Extreme Vs Full Boost

Pretty much more of the same but with MORE MOBILE SUITS.

And they remixed the final boss theme. This is almost too epic for words:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 02, 2014, 09:34:33 am
Still playing Hawken.
It is funny, although I'm not being that good, I notice new player right away. Several of them have problems with the fast pacing compared to Mechwarrior, but hey, it is quit refreshing to burst into a group of heavy, turreted down mechs and blast them to pieces :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 02, 2014, 05:26:12 pm
Darkout is, indeed, dark out.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on March 02, 2014, 06:50:23 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/L2iYWs4.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathspeed on March 02, 2014, 06:53:18 pm
I'll probably be banned for this, but I am currently playing FS2, as I have never finished the main campaign.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Rodo on March 02, 2014, 07:03:13 pm
Again, you did. Didn't you?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathspeed on March 02, 2014, 07:59:40 pm
Again, you did. Didn't you?

No, no I didn't.  I am so ashamed.  But I have been putting off playing BP and other mods until I finish this.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on March 03, 2014, 03:52:46 am
Just finished Shadowrun Dragonfall.

Spoiler:
I freed ADEX. Then I conviently 'gave' the dragon back to its rightful owner.

I have a feeling I've made a very, very dangerous enemy.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on March 03, 2014, 06:33:56 pm
Again, you did. Didn't you?

No, no I didn't.  I am so ashamed.  But I have been putting off playing BP and other mods until I finish this.

if it makes you feel any better, i never finished any of the descents.  i've played the everliving **** out of the first several levels of each though.  i almost made it through d1 not that long ago, but i got stuck in one of the levels, and in the meantime something shiny got my attention and i haven't been back yet.  also undecided if i should finish it out in true nostalgia style or use rebirth.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: -Joshua- on March 05, 2014, 08:26:14 am
I haven't even played the Descents. Always when I think about buying it, I tend to gravitate towards FS2 instead for some reason :P.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on March 05, 2014, 09:11:10 am
I just streamed GTA V using a webcam pointed at a monitor for seven hours filled with nothing but glorious idiots playing GTA V

During which we went to the movies and I narrated the Loneliest Robot in Great Britain film
There was also a badass attack on the nudist colony, several failures at flying, golf, some missions and general GTA antics. Surprisingly enough, I never got in a tank once
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hades on March 05, 2014, 09:56:06 am
I haven't even played the Descents. Always when I think about buying it, I tend to gravitate towards FS2 instead for some reason :P.
I played Descent 3 only and it was... not fun, especially the ****ing train level. But I hear it's also not the better of the 3.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on March 05, 2014, 11:11:59 am
I haven't even played the Descents. Always when I think about buying it, I tend to gravitate towards FS2 instead for some reason :P.
I played Descent 3 only and it was... not fun, especially the ****ing train level. But I hear it's also not the better of the 3.
I remembered hating the train level, but when I picked the game up again more recently, it wasn't very hard to slip by the trains. I think it's mostly magnified bad memories making the level seem so awful (although I won't deny it's bad level design in the first place).

It could definitely be argued that Descent 2 is a better game overall, even with the less-advanced graphics (and if you've ever gotten a good D2X-XL config...).
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on March 05, 2014, 12:19:19 pm
Multi's where the real fun's at.  Or was at.  Or...could be at?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 05, 2014, 06:43:08 pm

Protip don't listen to this while playing a game.  I was playing WALB, sweating bullets listening to this **** waiting for first contact with the enemy.  My infantry was garrisoning important towns, my Leos moving into ambush positions.  Everything was going well, but that choir sure as hell didn't think so.  Serious this can ratchet up the tension on tying a damn shoe.

On the other hand crank the SAAB theme for maximum awesome (http://forum.grinderscape.org/images/smilies/smiley-headbanging.gif)

(http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/3296938495457465607/0BBD63310A4551B2E11E4443DC7024535468B0C0/)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on March 05, 2014, 09:55:40 pm
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Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Sarkoth on March 06, 2014, 04:47:30 am
I have been playing Rust like a maniac in the last few weeks. Any HLP people playing too, so we could cause some major group mayhem?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on March 07, 2014, 09:17:03 pm
OpenRA. ahhhhh make the AI stop hoarding the Tiberium!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 08, 2014, 09:46:18 pm
Since I've been investigating Bundeswehr TO&Es for a possible micro armor force I decided to build a Panzergrenadier Battalion in Wargame. 

(http://i62.tinypic.com/33e5rtz.png)

This is pretty accurate to a mixed PzGrenBtl where the fourth infantry company gets dropped in favor of an armored company.  I would have preferred a company of 1A5s but I will need to make do with a mixed company of 2As.  Technically the PzGren Kompanies should be comprised of 4 Zugs of 3 Marders each plus a command Marder but 12 is what I can wing in WALB.  The only other major concession was including a company of heli-borne Jager, because I'll be damned if I don't have heli infantry to seize important strong points until the heavy infantry can arrive.

Its a pretty pricey Deck and I typically go for a majority of cheaper infantry and tanks, but I should be able to comfortably deploy a company and a half of grenadiers with decent AT and AA support and some heli-jagers with only 2000pts.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on March 09, 2014, 01:25:43 pm
been playing Openttd (http://www.openttd.org/en/) for a massive nostalgia trip.  we bought our first 2x CD drive just so we could play the origional
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on March 09, 2014, 08:49:47 pm
finished skyrim.  i finished all of the side quests i knew about and intended to do before the main.  maybe i'll go and do the thieves guild and dark brotherhood, and pick a civil war side anyway just for something to do until the DLC is cheap again.  i wish there was a way to actually choose to oppose them instead of just ignoring the 'evil' questlines. 

Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on March 09, 2014, 09:14:09 pm
*Cough*You can destroy the DB*Cough*
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on March 09, 2014, 11:42:53 pm
well, i'm already in it (pretty much by accident), and trying to kill them just resulted in me having to pay them a fine if i want to take any contracts. 
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on March 10, 2014, 01:33:16 am
Jane's Longbow.

Spoiler:
I mucked up so much in the Ukraine campaign that basically I got nuked. Gotta love mission branching.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on March 10, 2014, 02:39:48 pm
So basically current events, then? :p
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on March 10, 2014, 02:47:01 pm
Been playing a lot of actual FreeSpace lately.  Streaming campaigns starting with FS1 and going clear through VD and BP, then going back and visiting the better ones (and some of the not so better ones, if I run out).  Going to take a long time.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: -Joshua- on March 10, 2014, 06:18:51 pm
I am fighting a war in heaven.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on March 10, 2014, 07:12:22 pm
Gotta pain' the Carthag' on your hull mate.

As for me, bit of Skyrim.

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Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Zacam on March 10, 2014, 07:29:17 pm
Theif: Dark Project (aka Thief Gold) with requisite enhancements. Contemplated the The Dark Mod project which turned it into a Doom 3 engine based stand-alone.

(By way of which I then found the fan based Hexen project for teh same, but that one does require a Doom 3 install)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on March 10, 2014, 11:09:26 pm
Just picked up GTA: Vice City for the first time.  (Again, a decade behind the world.)  This game is so 80s that it burns.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 10, 2014, 11:55:23 pm
Just get Blood Dragon as well and you'll be so awash in '80s you'll spontaneously combust.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 11, 2014, 08:24:32 am
The apocalypse has had an apocalypse.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on March 11, 2014, 04:47:20 pm
Just picked up the controll for Bioshock Infinite. So far it has been a refreshing change from the dank, dark, broken world of rapture.  Though the item in the 3rd glass tube on Monument Island actually left me a little green around the gills.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 13, 2014, 01:47:28 am
If you own Wargame: Awesomely Large Battuta, you can preorder Red Dragon, get a discount, and get beta access to boot. Off Steam.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: -Joshua- on March 13, 2014, 11:33:48 am
Yes! Let the WyRD goodness begin!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 13, 2014, 08:48:38 pm
Getting into Air Land Battle...tough...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: -Joshua- on March 14, 2014, 04:52:40 pm
Currently playing NFS V: Porsche 2000/Unleashed, which is great fun.

Also, one of my opponents is named Steele.
No wonder he is so eager to reconquer Earth, it's those factories in Stuttgart he is after :P.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on March 15, 2014, 01:55:55 am
Contemplated the The Dark Mod project which turned it into a Doom 3 engine based stand-alone.

How did I not know this was a thing? Certainly more welcome that that new game they're pretending qualifies as a reboot of the series.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on March 15, 2014, 06:17:28 pm
Lots of SWTOR. Double XP weekend as well!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Flipside on March 15, 2014, 07:07:02 pm
Been playing Banished, nice little resource management/city builder game, it's fun and challenging, but personally I wouldn't say it's quite as awesome as a lot of people make it out to be. Given time, though, it does have the potential for it.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 16, 2014, 05:01:29 am
I got XCOM, plus The Enemy Within. Been playing. It's fun.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 16, 2014, 07:20:07 am
I got XCOM, plus The Enemy Within. Been playing. It's fun.
Started it again, declied the Operation Portent and the second Slingshot mission, only to read in a 2k board that delining them effectivly ends the story arc -.-
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 16, 2014, 07:45:42 am
Hawken.

I'm not really in love with it, but it's not bad.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: bigchunk1 on March 16, 2014, 10:19:45 am
Lately, I have been getting into Planetside 2. I haven't played an fps in awhile and this one is more of the battlefield flavor which I like. It's a pretty fun game, but the f2p economy is quite expensive in either time or real cash. I think I am going to have my fun with it and move onto something else.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on March 16, 2014, 10:24:35 am
My biggest gripe with Planetside 2 is that if you were not part of an infiltrator group going behind the enemy or in the 'front' the game was pretty... barren.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 16, 2014, 12:57:34 pm
How does one learn to play Wargame: ALB?
I'm playing only against AI and while doeing not bad in games where the one who destroys the most wins, I'm utterly unable to compete if it's all out warfare.
I an hold my own but eemie aircraft always finish me off, ost of the time I'm playing a deck with MLRS, move a scout in position and blast away. But as soon as I take other zones...I'm getting buttraped -.-
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on March 16, 2014, 01:23:01 pm
You should get on Mumble so I can teach you (when I ever have a spare moment or my PC set up again). Use more recon, put men in houses, put AA everywhere, don't advance into areas you don't have recon on. Recon recon recon. Don't use MLRS, it sucks.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 16, 2014, 05:26:49 pm
Hm, ok, That would be great.
So, is it possible to play a support deck? With artillery, antiair and a backbone of tanks and infantry? So far I used the standard decks...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 16, 2014, 06:37:23 pm
"Support decks" are typically a terribad idea.


This is a pretty good comprehensive guide. (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=153388204)  As Batts mentioned, garrison important structures such as cross roads villages with infantry.  A platoon of riflemen, an ATGM team and some MANPADS can ruin OpFor's day trying to dig them out from a village.  A nice mix of SAMs and AAA spread across your territory (you need defense in depth against air) is paramount to creating and Integrated Air Defense System.  Recon needs to be spread across the front and any push needs to be accompanied by Recon.  Good recce is the difference between your first tier MBT having a kill list 20 plus lines long or it eating a Konkurs in the flank and blowing 145 points before it makes a single kill.  Also remember to maintain a good supply line, AFVs, SAMs and ATGMs especially need logistics support.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: bigchunk1 on March 16, 2014, 07:20:04 pm
My general strategy is to get the infantry into buildings and forests and let the enemy come to me.

Other than that tanks and AA seem to be the bread and butter combination of the game.

I would use planes more, but they fly right over the objective and (usually) into enemy AA.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 16, 2014, 07:28:22 pm
I would like to post my deck, but somehow, when trying to make a screenshot, I always take one of my browser, desktop etc although im ingame o.O

My current deck is an all out german deck, mechanized and before 1980.
Playing Fliegerfaust, two stacks of Panzergrenadiere, Jäger and Jagdkommandos.
2x4 sets of PzH M109G, 32 Gepards, 16 Roland 2,
Two stacks of Leopard 2, two stacks of Leopard 1A3.
Recons are Luchs, Bo, and SPZ 2 Kurz,
Vehicles...well, not that much to choose, I went for Raketenjadpanzer and Kanonenjagdpanzer(which look like JdPZ4 :D)
Helis, since I could only choose the Bo 105p, I took one tack of it, while I choose two stacks of Alpha Jets and a single stack of Starfighters...

When in a pinch, I forget to resupply my artillery, to call in my jets and to replace lost recons... but I think I'll get the hang on it...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on March 16, 2014, 07:35:55 pm
Try the default West Germany deck for a while.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 16, 2014, 07:46:07 pm
So, artillery is not needed for effecient gameplay?
Guess I'm reading the guide^^
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on March 16, 2014, 07:59:35 pm
If you're playing conquest (you should be) then no - the 'best' artillery is mortars used to provide smoke and stun, or (rarely) really huge 203mm pieces used to snipe vital targets.

But honestly playing against the AI isn't very good practice as it behaves quite strangely.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Hobbie on March 16, 2014, 10:50:44 pm
Alternating between Dark Souls 2 and Titanfall.

So far, best achievement is soloing the Belfry Gargoyles with only a lightning spear, a shield, and a huge amount of patience.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on March 17, 2014, 12:15:18 am
Anyone remember Battleships Forever? The same guy is making a new game, and it's very reminiscent of BF in several ways, but instead of RTT, it's a "space roguelike" where you explore the galaxy, collecting Tech points before you die, and then spending them to make a better ship. Pre-alpha gameplay, but the core concepts are pretty interesting. Here's a little video of myself playing with the Mantis, the currently-most-expensive hull, which has a spinal-mount beam cannon.

Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on March 17, 2014, 12:45:14 am
So basically current events, then? :p

Yeah... but I'm doing the Flash Point: Korea campaign right now, and I'm doing a MUCH better job at it.

(I seriously need to learn how to operate the TADS and FCR Systems in Realistic Mode. Thankfully, operating those avionics are a LOT simpler than it seems, because it only uses the numpad or simple mouse clicking to manage. The one disadvantage is I have to manually get information on the fly.)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 17, 2014, 09:02:48 am
Fiddling around with test decks, trying out stuff I typically don't use.  I think a combination of Starships and M728 CEVs might make for a pretty awesome urban renewal team.  The auto cannons do a good job suppressing and those 165mm demo guns annihilate anything that doesn't like HE.  Further testing necessary.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 17, 2014, 11:55:59 am
That's my current deck...
The lack of manpads is...well, nothing to be done about^^

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Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 17, 2014, 01:09:24 pm
Personally, I would dump the unarmored CVs for M557Gs.  OpFor even looks funny at an unarmored CV and it will blow up.  In general I'd consider taking infantry and vehicles with higher veterancy.  Granted you take less units per card but I personally find the increased accuracy and the better morale more important.  Rate of fire and accuracy degrades as units take moral damage, and I'd rather have four steel nerved panzer elite then eight crews that soil their drawers because an ATGM flies by.  It might also be worth swapping a company of PzGrens for a company of Jager in Fuchs, you want some cheap infantry to throw around the map and helis start to lose their utility once both sides start getting their IADS setup.  I'd drop a card of the 109s, you're rarely going to need more the 4 tubes.  I'd take a look at adding a card of Kpz70s if possible, they have the same main weapon range as the Leo2s and have an Autocannon at a nice middle ground price point.  In the vehicles I'd switch out the Raketans for Jaguars.  Accuracy and AP are the name of the game with ATGMs and I-Tows are the ****.  With ATGM vehicles you want to snipe the really expensive enemy armor, the HOT 1s or whatever on the Raketens are either going to miss or bounce off. 

Otherwise it's looking pretty good.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 17, 2014, 01:34:26 pm
I'll take a look later, but since it's a Bundeswehr only deck, till 1980 I think the Keiler is not available.
Ad holy cow, I just used mortar pieces...they saved my ass in the last miutes of a game, nice rate of fire...granted, no one is stupid enough to bring tube arty into their range, but the AI did just that :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on March 17, 2014, 04:00:12 pm
Stop playing Cat B West Germany then? Try unrestricted West Germany.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: -Joshua- on March 17, 2014, 04:44:05 pm
The Keiler is bloody awesome.
Go get the Keiler.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 17, 2014, 06:51:41 pm
I guess this deck has some shortcomings too^^
Edit: WTF, Two stacks of Commadtanks guess one has to go in favor of another tankunit...
I was just thinking of dropping some antiair, but after watching a vid from VulcanHD and having run ito a deck which uses helooverkill...they stay. Nothing ruins your day than german anti air^^

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Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on March 17, 2014, 08:39:28 pm
Except Russian anti-air.  Tunguska's are ****ing nasty.  You should ask Battuta, et al how many aircraft my Tunguskas shot down in a match. (hint: it was over 20)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 17, 2014, 09:12:32 pm
Yeah, but since I got no Tunguskas  :D
Is it true, that some people turn the radar off as log as they don't need it so radar guided missiles can't hit them?

Edit: Sorry about the bad spelling, my keyboard is sort of wasted...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on March 17, 2014, 09:24:17 pm
You can leave the Tunguska's radar off until it's out of missiles, since the missiles are SACLOS, not radar guided. It only needs radar for the gun.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 18, 2014, 06:20:38 pm
I'm in love with the BKan :)
But what is heavy tube artillery?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on March 18, 2014, 06:51:49 pm
All artillery is either tube or rocket. Tubes are either mortars, mid-range, or heavy. The heavy stuff will be 155/203mm and do a ton of damage.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 19, 2014, 08:04:21 am
MLRS is actually pretty decent at infantry elimination now. DIE PACT ATGM SPAM
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on March 19, 2014, 10:23:15 pm
Don't mess with the Rauser! (http://store.steampowered.com/app/233150/)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 20, 2014, 02:12:48 pm
Saw this yesterday and thought about picking it up.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on March 24, 2014, 03:04:29 am
Jane's Longbow: FINALLY beat Flash Point: Korea. I'm kinda rather tired of it right now (I'd be willing to give the second installment a try), probably should move on to Gunship, Enemy Engaged, or something.

Also, Hover (that one really old Windows 95 game that was "bumper cars meets capture the flag"). Cripes, I need to play Chip's Challenge.

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Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 24, 2014, 10:16:30 am
Finally Knights & Merchants :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 25, 2014, 09:25:33 am
Company of Heroes.  Never played it when it originally came out but I had the itch to play something WWII themed and it was cheap on the Steams.  It was a pain in the ass converting back to a non Wargame RTS.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Wobble73 on March 25, 2014, 09:51:35 am
Just restarted to play X2, and attempting to get Tarr Chronicles going on Windows 7 64 bit (anyone know if this is possible?)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Luis Dias on March 25, 2014, 10:04:59 am
I found myself last night playing a bit of dune 2000. Can't really make myself play god emperor. Clunky interface, bad game.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Polpolion on March 26, 2014, 10:50:26 pm
Been refining my NATO deck in ALB, any thoughts?

(http://i.imgur.com/c3k2BXr.png)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on March 26, 2014, 11:15:44 pm
Taking a brief break from Skyrim to finish off the Bioshock Infinite experience as Burial at Sea Ep 2 released yesterday.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on March 27, 2014, 07:37:37 am
Been refining my NATO deck in ALB, any thoughts?

(http://i.imgur.com/c3k2BXr.png)
Being a noob, but I'll take a swedish Bkan as artillery anytime.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Polpolion on March 27, 2014, 07:55:06 am
Artillery was one of those things I had trouble figuring out. For the longest time I'd take the intermediate size guns like the bkan, but after trying mortars I really stated liking their rate of fire. The big guns are really only in this deck because I'd always still find myself wanting to shoot at something the mortars couldn't reach. Another thing was the airplanes. I've always been a fan of cluster bombers and Tomcats but 3 airplanes never seemed like enough so I took two WW instead of one tomcat and one SEAD jet. Haven't actually played with that change though so I'm not sure how it's gonna turn out.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: StarSlayer on March 27, 2014, 09:08:29 am
Have you considered an armored CV?  They don't tend to blow up due to random artillery strikes, small arms fire or a stiff breeze.

As cheap as they are I dunno if Blowpipes are worth it, since they probably won't hit and even if they do its barely going to ding a PACT helo.  I would take some higher vet Leo1A4s, since they are the best armor on your deck the extra accuracy and morale would probably be worth the fewer tanks.  Personally I like Jager in Fuchs Milans since the APC will get them to their destination and provide a little ATGM support after.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on March 27, 2014, 10:06:08 am
Without Hellfires I'd be pretty scared of T80Us. Maybe put in some Seahawks or another tank-removal unit?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on March 27, 2014, 01:49:35 pm
I think we need to get you guys a dedicated Wargame thread...or maybe that's another dedicated Wargame thread. :p
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 01, 2014, 01:16:36 am
Just received a message from Stardock that informed me that Galactic Civilizations III is currently in alpha and is available on Steam. It's expensive (100USD), but if you participate now, you apparently get free access to any and all DLC or special features they decide to release down the line for free.

Debating whether to go for it. Though I am guessing that the full game + eventual DLC will not add up to $100, so not exactly a great deal on price...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Blue Lion on April 01, 2014, 11:00:55 am
I'm still slightly amazed that they've flipped it around to getting people to pay large sums of money to test the game.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on April 08, 2014, 03:07:14 pm
I have revisited C&C Generals. Many years ago, I was displeased at it being labelled a C&C game since it was so different from the standard formula. Now, after C&C4, I really enjoy its non-"MOBAness".

"The Napalm bomb is ready, heh heh heh..."
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on April 08, 2014, 06:00:44 pm
Vanila Generals China was my fav army

in ZH I loved
Nuke for the Nuke Migs
Laser for the well Lasers
Superweapon for the Aurora Alphas and EMP Patriots

Could never get on with *any* GLA army
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on April 08, 2014, 06:45:32 pm
i play with kassad occasionally.  a whole ****load of stealth quad cannons and/or rocket buggies can be good.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on April 09, 2014, 12:36:41 am
Jane's Longbow 2 currently.

I got through the Azure Rune campaign by a breeze (it's like a Red Flag Tactical Exercise in Texas, however I have yet to try it when the OPFOR has US military equipment), but Fallen Crescent (the "real thing" happening in Azerbaijan)... well, making a lot of progress (ground forces have pushed deep into the northeastern sector and about a few days short of taking a major city, but the southern section is still contested), but I lost about 8 helos and their crews over the course of the campaign.

Oh, and no, I'm not going "easy-mode" with Radar Longbows + RF Hellfires. 80% of the flights I'm forced to take has a non-Radar Bow (because I set limitations to Radar Bows and the weapons, but fresh supplies come in every other day), so Laser all the way. I have about 700 HE FFARs a FARP and have no idea what the hell to do with all of that.

EDIT: Also, Sinistar. Ow ****, my hands. Freaking fifty thousand points.

YET ANOTHER EDIT: Alright, I did it! I beat Fallen Crescent! Damn, that took too long though. I should set the war length cap to four weeks...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on April 09, 2014, 12:45:36 am
FTL: Advanced Edition
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on April 09, 2014, 04:10:14 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t31.0-8/1978341_10153955055505167_1265898924053596924_o.jpg)

Got back into Spiral Knights and managed to get my character to look like a badass
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on April 10, 2014, 01:54:59 am
Bravely Default.

Good game so far.  Characters are pretty typical JRPG fare, and the story is (so far) pretty cut and dried, but that combat system has me liking it a whole lot.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 10, 2014, 02:13:27 am
Replaying "I have no mouth yet I must scream" because AM is so darn chirpy at ten past eight this morning.


Also played Tenebra for the first time this week, JAD EA as well. :yes:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on April 10, 2014, 08:20:20 am
Replaying "I have no mouth yet I must scream" because AM is so darn chirpy at ten past eight this morning.


Also played Tenebra for the first time this week, JAD EA as well. :yes:

HAAAAAAAAAATE!!!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Luis Dias on April 10, 2014, 10:58:52 am
Super Planet Crash

Quicky internety game. I think you'll enjoy it.

http://www.stefanom.org/spc/#
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Torchwood on April 10, 2014, 03:30:22 pm
I am still hooked on Z-Type. Typing contests bring out the obsessive-compulsive in me.

Besides that, FTL recently got a major update and I am eager to explore all the new content. Not so eager about being forced to use some rather subpar ships to unlock it all, though.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Polpolion on April 10, 2014, 04:05:56 pm
Super Planet Crash

Quicky internety game. I think you'll enjoy it.

http://www.stefanom.org/spc/#

I'm trying so hard to make planets with moons. The closest I've gotten was 4 orbits of a larger planet before it was tossed out of the system.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: An4ximandros on April 10, 2014, 04:24:54 pm
Got tired in a minute, **** (http://www.gamesforwork.com/games/play-14517-tetris_hd-flash_game) this noise.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: The E on April 15, 2014, 03:06:52 am
Got back into Dragon Age, for some reason.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on April 15, 2014, 05:53:00 am
Halo: Spartan Assault...well...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Wobble73 on April 15, 2014, 06:36:19 am
Just started playing Star Trek Online, Warframe and Six Guns. I am liking Warframe a lot (now I turned the level detail and switched motion blur off it runs okay), but unlocking/hacking consoles is really tricky. I fail at that the majority of the time.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Akalabeth Angel on April 15, 2014, 12:18:06 pm
Sanitarium.

But it's starting to annoy me. Don't think point and click adventures are my thing
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mongoose on April 15, 2014, 02:32:27 pm
Picked up Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition again, to finally finish off Ada's Separate Ways campaign.  I have a backlog of 4 or 5 Wii games I haven't even touched yet, so I figured it's time to get back on the thing.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: headdie on April 15, 2014, 05:49:31 pm
Currently hitting Civ III and Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, grief I forgot how hard that game is
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on April 15, 2014, 05:54:45 pm
Trying to make Civ II Test of Time work because I missed the scifi campaign. Curse you, Beyond Earth.

(The Willies are the best terrain type ever.)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 16, 2014, 03:29:48 am
Smash Bros brawl later....
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Blue Lion on April 16, 2014, 08:57:59 pm
Sanitarium.

But it's starting to annoy me. Don't think point and click adventures are my thing

I don't think I ever finished this game. It was interesting enough that I remembered it all these years later though.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 17, 2014, 01:01:45 am
Best game of hide and seek ever!!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Lorric on April 17, 2014, 06:18:40 am
Best game of hide and seek ever!!

Care to elaborate? Sounds interesting.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 17, 2014, 10:40:53 am
Sanitarium.

 :pimp:  :yes:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on April 17, 2014, 05:11:53 pm
Currently in the Willies, being attacked by the Willies.

Because the Willies are still the best terrain type ever and I wish stuff like them appeared in more sci-fi.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on April 17, 2014, 08:59:52 pm
Gathering materials for a campaign I'm going to be running for BattleTech.  It's going to be the first real campaign I run as a Demo Agent, once I finish the application process.  It's going to encompass all levels of the BattleTech ruleset.

Beginning of the campaign, the PCs will be an infantry squad on Atreus in 3077, cut off from friendly and enemy alike and working together to link up with others that don't want to shoot them.  Will eventually progress to standard BattleTech scale, once the PCs have a large enough group to warrant it (i.e. a 'Mech, or more than a couple light vehicles, or more than a platoon of infantry [obviously into squads, first]).  By the end of the campaign, it'll be conducted in Alpha Strike scale, with a (hopefully) battalion on Level III (battalion equivalent) battle in the streets of Atreus.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on April 17, 2014, 09:19:56 pm
Perhaps you can conquer the pervasive Battletech problem of not actually being very much fun as a game. I am genuinely optimistic.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on April 17, 2014, 10:26:19 pm
Have you played Alpha Strike?  It's significantly more streamlined and fun to play than normal BattleTech rules when there's more than three or four units per side.

Then again, I'd also counter that the game is not intrinsically unfun.  Mechanically cumbersome in large games, absolutely.  Not very fun?  Entirely subjective.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Venicius on April 20, 2014, 09:40:50 pm
I've been playing through Earthsiege, still quite fun!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on April 20, 2014, 11:01:59 pm
Picked up the Gothic series. I remember playing the first one ages ago but never finished it, so I figured I'd remedy that.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: 0rph3u5 on April 21, 2014, 07:51:18 am
Picked up the Gothic series.

The first one is pretty awesome, though it may not have aged very well in terms of graphics and controls ... The second one is good but it doesn't come close to the first storywise ...

For the third entry you should be sure to pick up the community patches; the Devs and Publisher tried so hard to be beat Elder Scrolls at it's own game that came of it is a mess, the community did a good job at saving the whole endavour after the conflict between the Devs and Publisher killed further official patches...

As for Forsaken Gods and Arcania: both are a mess - partially due to the fact that they are nothing but attempts of publisher to cash in on the franchise as much as possible; don't bother with those
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on April 21, 2014, 09:10:46 am
Picked up the Gothic series.

The first one is pretty awesome, though it may not have aged very well in terms of graphics and controls ... The second one is good but it doesn't come close to the first storywise ...

For the third entry you should be sure to pick up the community patches; the Devs and Publisher tried so hard to be beat Elder Scrolls at it's own game that came of it is a mess, the community did a good job at saving the whole endavour after the conflict between the Devs and Publisher killed further official patches...

As for Forsaken Gods and Arcania: both are a mess - partially due to the fact that they are nothing but attempts of publisher to cash in on the franchise as much as possible; don't bother with those

I'll keep all that in mind, thanks! I'm in the last third of the first game I think, so far I quite like it in terms of atmosphere and story.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on April 21, 2014, 04:04:29 pm
I've been playing through Earthsiege, still quite fun!

Wait til you hit Starsiege, the **** rocks!!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Mobius on April 21, 2014, 05:31:32 pm
Disney's Tarzan Action Game (PSX). Brings back memories. :)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dragon on April 21, 2014, 05:40:06 pm
As for Forsaken Gods and Arcania: both are a mess - partially due to the fact that they are nothing but attempts of publisher to cash in on the franchise as much as possible; don't bother with those
Well, I played Arcania. Not stellar, but if you forget it's supposed to be Gothic, and not think too hard about it, it can be fun. Graphics sure are nice, and while the story gets silly sometimes (the beginning, in particular), it's not terrible if you don't take it too seriously. It can be very cheap on Steam sometimes, it might be worth getting on 75% off sale or something like that.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on April 21, 2014, 05:40:55 pm
I am really annoyed Starsiege still works, but MW3 does not.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Venicius on April 21, 2014, 11:04:12 pm
Having that jumping car/tank problem?
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on April 22, 2014, 12:58:45 am
Yeah, from what I hear, Mech3 has a notorious problem from Win7 and beyond, where it's really, really picky about what video stuff it wants in hardware mode (mostly nVidia, with Intel GFX being a straight hit or miss). Software mode... ehh, you're probably gonna need somethings like CPUGrab and 2 Much Memory if all it does is run looking like it's on crack...

I haven't had the flying-stuff-out-of-control bit though (thankfully I still have a WinXP SP2 box functioning for my old-school games).

Meanwhile, I'm playing Hover, SkiFree and 3D Space Cadet: Pinball. Cripes, I still need to get Chip's Challenge.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on April 22, 2014, 05:43:44 am
OH MY ****ING GOD HOVER
THAT **** IS THE ****

Played the hell out of that game
Now I'm undergoing a nostalgia seizure. Thanks
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: LHN91 on April 22, 2014, 08:36:41 am
Yeah, from what I hear, Mech3 has a notorious problem from Win7 and beyond, where it's really, really picky about what video stuff it wants in hardware mode (mostly nVidia, with Intel GFX being a straight hit or miss). Software mode... ehh, you're probably gonna need somethings like CPUGrab and 2 Much Memory if all it does is run looking like it's on crack...

I haven't had the flying-stuff-out-of-control bit though (thankfully I still have a WinXP SP2 box functioning for my old-school games).

Meanwhile, I'm playing Hover, SkiFree and 3D Space Cadet: Pinball. Cripes, I still need to get Chip's Challenge.

Mech 3 doesn't really like XP either, for that matter. But yeah, nVidia cards, old (Pre-HD series) Radeon cards, and some Intel are okay. IIRC there's an unofficial patch that corrects some of the issues.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Torchwood on April 22, 2014, 03:17:36 pm
I recently got Super Robot Wars A Portable (think Fire Emblen with giant robots) and I'm playing the hell out of it. It was, unfortunately, never translated into English, which leaves me with the effort to translate the moonspeak to the best of my abilities.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 22, 2014, 07:53:11 pm
Yeah, I've had that issue with some games. Most recently with Macross 30th.

On the plus side, reading comprehension of Japanese is slowly, slowly, slowly going up.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on April 22, 2014, 09:33:09 pm
OH MY ****ING GOD HOVER
THAT **** IS THE ****

Played the hell out of that game
Now I'm undergoing a nostalgia seizure. Thanks

Don't die now, but... http://hover.ie/#
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on April 23, 2014, 12:47:58 am
Don't die now, but... http://hover.ie/#

What... what have you donnnneeeee
HNNNNNGGGGGG
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Venicius on April 24, 2014, 11:40:03 pm
I got mech3 to work in ubuntu with WINE without any game play weirdness, but if I boot into Windows bad things happen.  Very fun game when the tanks stay on the ground!   
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on April 25, 2014, 12:33:01 am
Tanks are almost always improved when they have the ability to fly, what are you talking about?


EDIT: Taking a heavy nostalgia trip by replaying Descent. Which is now available on Steam. Which is awesome.

I may even give Descent 3 another try. I wasn't too enamored with it years ago, but maybe with a fresh look...
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on May 05, 2014, 02:07:08 am
Welp, playing Neutopia and The Legend of Zelda (the original)... holy crap, I think I've done more in a day than the rest of the time I've been playing those games.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: CommanderDJ on May 05, 2014, 02:32:21 am
Picked up Child of Light. It feels like a fairy tale turned into a game... and I mean that in a really good way. Loving it so far.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Boomer20 on May 05, 2014, 03:54:43 am
I recently acquired the old Janes Fighters Anthology, after solving some initial huge frame rates leading to super speed gameplay I got it working. As a kid Janes ATF was a big part of my childhood and why I love fight sims so much so to have Fighters Anthology is huge for me, juggling uni and FA is getting hard at the moment. Too much excitement.  :D
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on May 05, 2014, 04:18:47 am
The room.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.FireproofStudios.TheRoom&referrer=utm_source%3Dgoogle%26utm_medium%3Dorganic%26utm_term%3Dandroid+the+room


A perfect puzzle.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: deathfun on May 07, 2014, 10:40:50 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t31.0-8/1890457_10154057658295167_7699657580749279066_o.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Shivan Hunter on May 07, 2014, 11:55:11 pm
A bit of an unorthodox answer... I just downloaded the UE4 shooter game tech demo (a very, very basic FPS with two levels) to ogle at the pretty pixels and actually found myself playing a couple bot matches without getting bored. It's quite slow compared to Epic's usual fare, though. Looking forward to the next UT!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 08, 2014, 12:39:56 am
Just got through replaying Descent 3 + Mercenary.

It was okay, I suppose. I still don't like most of the new weapons, although the Mass Driver owns all sorts of awesome. The Napalm Cannon is also pretty sweet, as are Frag Missiles.

The puzzles still bug me. A lot of time it is NOT ****ING OBVIOUS what you are supposed to do. Like, at one point, I had to trigger a terminal, then place a virus sample in it. Okay, that's logical so far. But it turns out, to actually upload the virus, you have to then trigger the terminal AGAIN. At no point does it indicate that this is the case, and I flew around that level for twenty minutes looking for other ways to proceed before trying that on a whim.

Oh well. Descent I and II will always have their special place in my heart, and they continue to be the excellent games I remember.

Maybe I'll get back into Pokemon now. I have a Platinum playthrough in progress, and I'm intrigued by Gens V and VI.
Also Einhander. Need to play through that fully. Awesome game is awesome.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on May 11, 2014, 03:18:42 am
Paperboy: I suck.

Another Metroid 2 Remake (v1.3): Ow frack, my hands.

Comanche Gold (yet freaking again to my chagrin because I can't bother to get EECH): the Sakhalin Island missions can go die in a fire.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: crizza on May 11, 2014, 08:13:47 am
Space Engineer, quite funny :lol:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on May 11, 2014, 08:58:08 am
Stand back, I'm firing up the XCOM Let's Play again sometime this week.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: General Battuta on May 11, 2014, 11:05:29 am
Somebody post good screens from that cat drugs crazy Total Destruction match.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on May 11, 2014, 11:23:23 am
Definitely.  I'll go combing through that replay.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: MP-Ryan on May 11, 2014, 11:54:38 am
Stand back, I'm firing up the XCOM Let's Play again sometime this week.

Hooray!
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on May 11, 2014, 01:01:01 pm
Will post screenies after work, predominantly from the Redfor side.  Strongly encourage Blufor thoughts and screens.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FireSpawn on May 11, 2014, 03:57:00 pm
Stand back, I'm firing up the XCOM Let's Play again sometime this week.

Hooray!

 :yes: :yes:
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Scotty on May 11, 2014, 09:49:41 pm
SCREENSHOT TIME

In which the game begins on an already hilarious note. (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419258172/8D7979B88874E15313FF050326ED4F77958CBBCC/)

Unleash the rockets (part 1) (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419260170/BDE5A4C80BE3C96447C8394117C67B2AD8F97BA2/) (part 2, in which the lead vehicle ****s its collective pants) (http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419262250/FC2F3A25ADFE7D84ECB07033EC9C6B3B1322ACE9/) (part 3) (http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419264036/E86875B2431E8C0A47D094E4ABBBBAD9514D1B94/) (part 4) (http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419265535/F229E82BB41A7851CC139B7B1582BE3771C4CF86/) (part 5, in which it becomes apparent that we really like rockets) (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419267513/AD904076770A48D649F8B58D8AE04FA38097084C/)

The tragic demise of the T-55mob (part 1) (http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419269227/47541838A7EF9B473FAF4BBE2E51A1F1C5157B78/) (part 2) (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419271149/A6D6B2A52A693FC1EEBCB3381708D4CF155C19C7/)

In which I ignore the stated design purpose of AA guns (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419275166/EB7FCB0182BA986E594C01AFB1C05A8D7CCFA681/)

More Rockets (part 6) (http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419277000/40EFEB099F1633FB2B2EAF70145D4BC16EC57946/)

MOAR ROCKETS (part 7) (http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419279772/14D31411FE78205A2B26397AC0403D09D26074AC/)

What part of MOAR was unclear? (part 8) (http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419281454/7C359C285E93D807959B6BDC3F10416BEBF23B3B/)

Jet plane train of bombs (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419283060/3BABEF1B17359145BFB6805BECE7A6EDF3DAAD32/) because those empty buildings looked mighty suspicious (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419285036/A1233C0648B35843BA911C2CC70FC8C32A0F9880/).

The poor bastards have us outnumbered! (http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419287235/EBA62A827FFE5A7718A55EE66B529E1DDD17ABDE/)

MOOOOOAAAAAAR! (part 9) (http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419289287/A639AC85E9B3C86AA2E97C40C0C4520E6455532B/)

The beginning of a long love affair between high quality Leopard 2s and their desperate NK suitors. (http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419291358/4A11621900D8A1E238DE6AEC1CA2A39F9BEE8D36/)  The Leopard rebuffed their affections. (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419293251/6B99B8F5A8D696BF0371F041F77F054A25D32EC2/)

No better rebound relationship than one involving MOAR ROCKETS (part 10) (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419296741/5AB6ED906493AE7EB6287AC3FEBD5C5849D4AF45/)

Desperate lovers try to reconnect. (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419298205/C745F9FF3888F03CDB21DF3E7F0B345A547E8557/)

How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  Five. (http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419300057/63685AA085C6A71DDB07425DE7A15A0A242B92BC/)  Eleven. (http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419301941/B9EA0C806BB35BCC1152A28484D70F86E4EB1F5F/)

Shifting gears but not numbers, rocket barrage number 11. (http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419304831/78BABB1DB7E023E3296F0305D80E474FDAC5F9CB/)  And 12. (http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=258932840)

Not everyone likes to play with the rest of the group. (http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419306414/DACF780D31952B950EF6A935B269991626E31E88/)  But when they do, they play to win. (http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419311538/23E281325B8AB8EAD91951AA46B8CDEC7E9A88C2/)

North Korea's last stand, and what would prove to be the last major resistance from Redfor for the rest of the game. (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419309761/E7493722DC8F8EDDE53FD94F874DB35840D8462B/) 

Two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert. (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419314255/CB55CBCCBD3769A64165145E806CBA04B56C5C68/)  Near them, on the sand (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419314255/CB55CBCCBD3769A64165145E806CBA04B56C5C68/) Half sunk a shattered visage lies (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419316279/FBF4581C97C02D30D6AFC8AC54098F78AB561DC9/).  Tell that its sculptor well those passions read which yet survive. (http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419316279/FBF4581C97C02D30D6AFC8AC54098F78AB561DC9/)  Nothing beside remains round the decay of that colossal wreck. (http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419321636/321110684DD4B232CF4CF7D6B84CE5C1CA94570D/)

In which an SU-76 (http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419328358/38F67B5D61191A0A5FBDDC5E98AA07B78D26EA0C/) pays homage to (http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419330257/71F19F92EA56D3F1C99A55D29CF450FA95ADD7AD/) the Three Stooges. (http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419334121/5F46CFF194242B619D1D1C2AF9A9984D6979EE3B/)  He was surrounded by infantry that had no rockets and couldn't hurt him.  He started shooting at them, but they were so close his HE shells hurt him.  Taking damage from his own gun made him panic, and he routed right into the line of sight of more infantry.  These ones had rockets.  It didn't end well.

The "real" final stand of NK.  This one was even less effective. (http://cloud-4.steampowered.com/ugc/794068689419336092/522DFC90B73A03076B33DD10EF7069EB6357A8EC/)
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Post by: General Battuta on May 12, 2014, 01:12:46 am
If you guys held your rocket spam to shut down BLUFOR pushes, or (better yet) used them to stun defenders you had recon on right before your own pushes, they would be really powerful assets. Mass rocket fire is one of the best ways to soften up a town or strongpoint before you storm it. It may even stun AA in the area so you can follow up with cluster/iron and napalm.
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Post by: Scotty on May 12, 2014, 01:19:32 am
TIL how to make my unhittable cheapass rocket planes even more unhittable.
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Post by: deathfun on May 12, 2014, 01:52:13 pm
Stand back, I'm firing up the XCOM Let's Play again sometime this week.

Awesome!
It's about time you finish that **** :P
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Post by: swashmebuckle on May 12, 2014, 04:05:21 pm
Got Jedi Academy for $3 on the May 4th sale. Campaign wasn't as fun as I remember Jedi Outcast being.
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Post by: Sarkoth on May 13, 2014, 02:55:46 am
Started playing Gothic 1 again. Good times. Awful playability and abysmal controls considered from today's viewpoint (Hold CTRL and press UP / W to pick up an item or use it...), but Piranha Bytes nevertheless made a perfect RPG masterpiece. Gritty, dark and very charismatic. You just have to love a game when an ever recurring applicable dialogue line just reads "In that case I will just have to beat the living **** out of you." And you can do that, without killing people. With practically anyone. You can (almost, like 3-4 exceptions in the whole game) kill anyone too. No immortal NPCS or Quest Givers. You can eradicate the complete game and void it of NPCs, if you want to. Roleplaying at it's finest. ^^

And then there's a branching storyline, which makes the game fun to be played 3 times. Not just simply a few different quests along the way. It's a completely different game, depending on what faction (out of 3) you choose in the first chapter. You're not joining the Old Camp, where the mages are? Then there's no way to ever learn magic in that playthrough. You're joining the Old Camp, but the Guards instead? You might have a few scrolls, but no magic for you either. You piss of the baron and he wants to kill you? You just broke the main quest, because acting like a dick gets you killed. And that's final. The game doesn't simply tell you you ****ed up, but a vital character doesn't talk to you any more. You then get a quest to try to join another camp. But if you pissed them off too, then you're going to have to reload or wander the world aimlessly until you accidentally stumble upon the final boss. You can still finish the game, but you're an outcast and nobody likes you and everyone's trying to kill you. ^^ Good old hardcore gameplay. And if you pick a fight with someone stronger than you, they usually don't kill you, they just knock you down and take some of your stuff and most of your money. You can get it back, if you can get them knocked down or killed before they start using up your inventory. No NPCS that just stand around, everyone has a day and night cycle. Regarding how old that game is, it has so many things implemented, that we are having started to miss out on again today. Because developers are getting too lazy and the games too big do give every single NPC a complex life cycle. It's far more convenient to just let them stand around or repeat 3 basic actions for eternity, say their 4 lines and be done with it. But not with the Gothic series. That series might be a bugfest catastrophe sometimes, but it is developed with heart. And by hand. (the 4th game, Arcania doesn't count, because it was developed by someone entirely different. That's the reason it has no '4' in it's title. And the third game got forcefully pushed out by the developer more than half a year too early and was horribly buggy, until community patches fixed it to a completely playable state.)

Second game is the best one. Can't wait. :)

If you have no clue what series I'm talking about, it's the same developer that made the Risen series. Either you love their games, or you hate them. Because they are different from mainstream games. Simply different. You revisit places. Things change, in the first two games you can't simply go locust-mode and farm everything and then go to the next area. The world is ever changing, with each new chapter. NPCs develop and comment on new things. You get feedback on the things you've done. And sometimes you just break into the wrong house and everybody will hunt you down until you're dead or you reload.

I'll stop waffling now.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 13, 2014, 03:05:37 am
Ah, Pokemon. I've been nostalgia-tripping pretty nicely playing this again.

Problem is I just hit the Pre-Elite 4 grindfest that always seems to happen. Fortunately, Platinum gives some actually really good training grounds right around the League, so there's that.
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Post by: General Battuta on May 14, 2014, 10:49:07 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/0pQpyrR.jpg)
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Post by: CommanderDJ on May 23, 2014, 08:50:40 am
Dammit I forgot how much I hate Mutons.

Also playing Iron Man mode for the first time is kicking my ass.
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Post by: 0rph3u5 on May 23, 2014, 08:56:01 am
Now booting up Transistor... Soundtrack already blew me away, now let's see how it fits
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Post by: The E on May 23, 2014, 09:03:50 am
(http://i.imgur.com/0pQpyrR.jpg)

An Eagle, a Tornado and a Mirage walk into a bar...
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Post by: Turambar on May 23, 2014, 10:20:26 am
Started a Rome 2 Macedon campaign.  Poking the hell out of some barbarians, from 20 feet away!
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on May 23, 2014, 04:53:41 pm
Is Rome 2 patched to completeness yet? I've been waiting to pick it up until it's ready.

In the meantime, I've started Wargame: ALB. That tutorial is terrible, and the campaign is kicking my butt, and I know the best way to learn is to play with people, but I want to be at least competent before calling anybody up to bother them.
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Post by: Scotty on May 23, 2014, 05:10:38 pm
You should play with us anyway.  We can gasp for breath between the unfeeling iron treads of suicidal bot tanks together.
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Post by: General Battuta on May 23, 2014, 05:52:51 pm
The best way to learn is actually to play with people (specifically Battuta). You will frustrate us more by picking up ****ty habits from the ****ty tutorials than by showing up with no idea what to do.
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Post by: Scourge of Ages on May 23, 2014, 06:51:14 pm
Okie dokey. Next time I'm available with a good bit of time, I'll see if anybody's free.
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Post by: deathspeed on May 23, 2014, 08:39:30 pm
Insaniqarium Deluxe!  Installed it for my kids and was up til midnight playing it.
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Post by: ssmit132 on May 23, 2014, 09:35:46 pm
For the past couple of weeks it's been World of Tanks for me. I'm probably not that good but I'm at least trying to do a proper job in whatever role I get put in... :nervous:
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Post by: Mongoose on May 23, 2014, 10:34:21 pm
Working through Kerbal Space Program's career mode, doing lots of SCIENCE!  I've had surprisingly few unintentional catastrophic failures so far.  But I'm slowly getting into the bigger stuff, so there's lots of potential!
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on May 24, 2014, 02:37:23 pm
Asteroids- first game I EVER PLAYED IN MY LIFE.

http://m.coolrom.com.au/roms/atari7800/a/
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Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on May 25, 2014, 02:33:16 am
Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs. Hokum: Honestly, I'm not convincing myself to commit to it. No offense, but really, I don't. Maybe it's me being saturated to Comanche Gold and Jane's Longbow so much, but yeah, I'm not feeling the EECH vibe. (I would be willing to do a point-by-point explanation on what I hate about it compared to CG and LB, but I'd rather not bother wasting anyone's time, given that I what, pissed off a fourth of this site already and haven't logged as many flight hours into EECH yet.)

MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat (DOS) - trying to rebuild all my good Mech builds all over again sucks. (For the record, yeah, I can do almost every mission with a Stormcrow, although granted, that's the second-easiest and second-best Mech in the game overall to use. Rifleman's more fun for me though, because the Timber Wolf has been played to death so much. Placing AI wingmen in Firemoths is very lol-worthy, but give them 5 MLs or LL+MP, they'll hold more than twice their weight.)
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 25, 2014, 02:58:56 am
time to reach into my backlog for a new game.  first response gets to decide for me.  (or popular vote if there are multiple before i come back)

Available options:
KOTOR
Metro 2033
Fallout: New Vegas (with the understanding I haven't played any of the other fallout games - see below)
Half Life (entire series - also specify where I should start because I have all the remakes and such as well)
FEAR 3 (replay as Fettel)
The entire X series (except the new one) - I attempted to start this a while ago but gave up when I couldn't get the joystick to work decently (no throttle control at all) and haven't yet returned.

Games left unfinished/ragequit for whatever reason that I might return to when I have the patience:
Descent 1/2/3 - just never made it to the end of any of them.  I don't stay in a descent-y mood for long enough to finish any of them.  I have a couple 1 playthroughs (one rebirth and one vanilla nostalgia game) sitting somewhere between half and 2/3.
Arma II - ragequit due to asinine controls.  Stupid to begin with, and then I randomly stopped being able to turn in the training level.  Or interact with anything.  And it seemed the training was based only on default mapping and wouldn't adjust to my less terrible custom set.
Nexus: The Jupiter Incident - I liked the first few missions, but couldn't get past the difficulty spike after you start fighting the aliens whose name I've forgotten.  Once I had to start micromanaging multiple ships it fell apart.  Also never got a solid grasp on all of the mechanics.  Much different from the CnC 'lasso units and click target/destination' that is pretty much my whole experience in RTS.
Fallout 1 (and 2, but never started that one) - Began briefly as the default character.  I now know that was a huge mistake and has a lot to do with why I didn't enjoy it, but haven't gone back to try again yet.  While exploring/feeling out the game and mechanics I got into a massive fight with a gang somehow and couldn't figure out why or how to stop it.  And I got beat the **** down.

And of course any number of FS campaigns that I haven't played yet.  Vassago's Dirge is still waiting, as well as many of the old classics like Sync, Homesick, Ancient/Shivan War, etc.  Pretty much the only major ones I've played are BP, Transcend, ST:R, Derelict, and Destiny of Peace.
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Post by: Lorric on May 25, 2014, 06:02:03 am
Play Frontlines! :D

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=87519.0
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on May 25, 2014, 10:48:36 am
Fallout 1...
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Post by: Mobius on May 25, 2014, 12:51:11 pm
War Thunder. A great many hours to download it only to get pissed off at the control settings.  :mad:
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Post by: Scotty on May 25, 2014, 01:13:48 pm
Play Half Life 2.  Half Life the first (and Black Mesa) are pretty good for the gameplay, but a good deal of the story is blink-and-you-miss-it, or can be accidentally ignored without much difficulty.  Half Life 2 still has great gameplay, but the story is also much easier to pick up (and the endings actually make sense).
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Post by: Black_Yoshi1230 on May 25, 2014, 01:27:33 pm
Play Half Life 2.  Half Life the first (and Black Mesa) are pretty good for the gameplay, but a good deal of the story is blink-and-you-miss-it, or can be accidentally ignored without much difficulty.  Half Life 2 still has great gameplay, but the story is also much easier to pick up (and the endings actually make sense).

Well, that.

If you're going to do the complete Half-Life 1 saga (as in, if you care about the story-ish and want things to piece together),  my suggestion is take your time between Half-Life 1 and Blue Shift [this runs the length of the first half of Half-Life 1] then wrap it up with Opposing Force [start when you're about two-thirds in HL1].

As far as FS mods... it's a toss-up between Vassago's Dirge and Ancient-Shivan War.
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Post by: General Battuta on May 25, 2014, 01:41:32 pm
That's no tossup. Play Vassago's Dirge if you have to decide between those two.
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Post by: cahdoge on May 25, 2014, 03:41:35 pm
Titanfall

Ego-shooter with need for speed!
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Post by: Hobbie on May 25, 2014, 05:02:27 pm
Descent, of course.

Is there any other option?
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Post by: headdie on May 25, 2014, 05:14:35 pm
according to the save game, I am about 16 hours into Civ III PtW as the Ottomans, so far wiped out the Vikings (tiny), Persian (Big) and the Arabs (Big+reasonable tech).  Probably kill the French next as they are a pathetic size
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Post by: Rodo on May 26, 2014, 01:55:32 pm
Hammering it on WoT during weekends when I have an hour or so to spare.
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Post by: deathfun on May 27, 2014, 01:30:38 am
Watch Dogs
Because why would I not be playing this?
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Post by: Kolgena on May 27, 2014, 02:40:04 pm
Metro 2033 was very good, both gameplay and story.

HL2 is a classic that you should play, but I'm in the same boat too. Just started up HL2 but going very slowly through it because of insanely bad motion sickness. (**** you, source engine)
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Post by: Mongoose on May 27, 2014, 03:41:53 pm
I've heard some people say that fiddling with FOV settings helps ease motion sickness, so that might be worth a try.  (I've never really experienced it with games, Source or otherwise, so I can't say if it works personally.)
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Post by: JCDNWarrior on May 27, 2014, 04:33:13 pm
Been so bored lately, nothing like playing Unreal Tournament 3...with tons (128+) of bots. :D Much better now. I really play the game too little.
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Post by: Kolgena on May 27, 2014, 08:38:35 pm
I've heard some people say that fiddling with FOV settings helps ease motion sickness, so that might be worth a try.  (I've never really experienced it with games, Source or otherwise, so I can't say if it works personally.)

Thanks for the tip, but I've definitely tried this. It doesn't help for me.

It's very strange. I can't play CS:S or HL2 at all, since I'm puking about 45 minutes in. L4D2 is much better, and I can go a an hour or two before getting dizzy. CS:GO uses a newer engine, and I can play that for hours with no symptoms. However, Portal and Portal 2 cause problems and are somewhat worse than L4D2 but way better than HL2. No other FPSes give me motion sickness. (Frostbyte, cryengine, Unreal, etc)


I've heard good things about Watch Dogs, but also that it's nigh unplayable on PCs with AMD components. Anybody have experience with it so far?
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Post by: FIZ on May 28, 2014, 09:08:46 am
WD pretty cool.  Servers are suffering some though from initial rush (XBone version).  Mobile app is nice component  :D
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Post by: Sushi on May 28, 2014, 05:45:43 pm
Just got through replaying Descent 3 + Mercenary.

It was okay, I suppose.

I remember not even finishing Mercenary because I was getting thoroughly bored by then. Descent 3's multiplayer, however, was absolutely fantastic in its heyday. All of those weapons that were only marginally useful in single player became a brilliant toolbox for multi.

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Post by: Hobbie on May 29, 2014, 06:08:51 pm
Just got through replaying Descent 3 + Mercenary.

It was okay, I suppose.

I remember not even finishing Mercenary because I was getting thoroughly bored by then. Descent 3's multiplayer, however, was absolutely fantastic in its heyday. All of those weapons that were only marginally useful in single player became a brilliant toolbox for multi.

I'm sorry, did someone say Impact Mortar? :P
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 29, 2014, 08:02:56 pm
Just got through replaying Descent 3 + Mercenary.

It was okay, I suppose.

I remember not even finishing Mercenary because I was getting thoroughly bored by then. Descent 3's multiplayer, however, was absolutely fantastic in its heyday. All of those weapons that were only marginally useful in single player became a brilliant toolbox for multi.

If someone managed to find a use for the EMD Gun, I'd love to hear it. That thing was the biggest piece of crap in all the weapons.
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on May 29, 2014, 10:05:47 pm
If someone managed to find a use for the EMD Gun, I'd love to hear it. That thing was the biggest piece of crap in all the weapons.
Isn't it the only primary weapon with homing capabilities?
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Post by: Aardwolf on May 29, 2014, 10:26:58 pm
Unless you count Omega, but the D3 version of that was practically a melee weapon.
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Post by: Dark Hunter on May 30, 2014, 02:54:50 am
If someone managed to find a use for the EMD Gun, I'd love to hear it. That thing was the biggest piece of crap in all the weapons.
Isn't it the only primary weapon with homing capabilities?

Right.

On the other hand, it's pathetically weak and the only enemies that its homing would actually be useful against are fast enough to dodge it regardless. For that reason, the homing capabilities fail to make up for its low damage and high energy consumption. In other words: Piece. Of. Crap.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 30, 2014, 08:36:13 am
i don't even remember that weapon TBH.
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Post by: AdmiralRalwood on May 30, 2014, 12:31:16 pm
If someone managed to find a use for the EMD Gun, I'd love to hear it. That thing was the biggest piece of crap in all the weapons.
Isn't it the only primary weapon with homing capabilities?

Right.

On the other hand, it's pathetically weak and the only enemies that its homing would actually be useful against are fast enough to dodge it regardless. For that reason, the homing capabilities fail to make up for its low damage and high energy consumption. In other words: Piece. Of. Crap.
/me remembers getting a half-dozen kills with the EMD Gun the last time he played Descent 3 multiplayer at a LAN party.
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Post by: Mongoose on May 30, 2014, 02:16:35 pm
I believe the EMD was nerfed by one of the game's patches, which substantially lessened its usefulness.
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Post by: Hobbie on May 30, 2014, 10:57:36 pm
It makes a really cool firing sound.
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Post by: InsaneBaron on May 31, 2014, 06:38:13 am
Getting near the end of Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun. I started it about a year ago, but I had just beaten Tiberian Dawn twice in a row and was getting sick of RTS's, so I quit a couple missions in. Just for fun I'm playing the GDI and Nod campaigns simultaneously.

Kane's really something, isn't he? Somehow he's acted so well that when playing as Nod I actually WANT to impress him.  :lol:
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Post by: deathspeed on May 31, 2014, 09:18:14 am
I know, right?  I felt the same way playing Tiberium Wars and the Kane's Wrath expansion.  Hmm, I might have to play through those again.
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 31, 2014, 10:28:28 am
i thought he got a little hammy in 3/kane's wrath.
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Post by: Mobius on May 31, 2014, 10:52:55 am
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
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Post by: The E on May 31, 2014, 11:15:15 am
Playing an unhealthy amount of Ace Combat Infinity.
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Post by: deathspeed on May 31, 2014, 11:20:48 am
i thought he got a little hammy in 3/kane's wrath.

True, but I didn't notice at first with Michael Ironside's and Billy Dee Williams' over the top performances.  :)
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Post by: InsaneBaron on May 31, 2014, 05:58:54 pm
I know, right?  I felt the same way playing Tiberium Wars and the Kane's Wrath expansion.  Hmm, I might have to play through those again.

I'll have to get my hands on those sometime.

EDIT: I've heard Tiberium Wars was the best of the series. Did I hear right?
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Post by: General Battuta on May 31, 2014, 06:02:06 pm
wolfenstein the new order is a legit good game with legit good writing. that's why i can't quit playing it. it's two legit
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Post by: deathspeed on May 31, 2014, 06:48:37 pm
Coolness!  I've been wanting to try the new wolfenstein, but I'm concerned about the steep system requirements.  My video card can handle it I think (GTX480), but my Core 2 Duo is several generations older than the Core i7 that I saw was "required".   I'm afraid to plop down $60 for a game that will require $500 in upgrades to play it.  :)
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Post by: MP-Ryan on May 31, 2014, 06:59:32 pm
it's two legit

YOU! GO SIT IN THE CORNER AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE DONE. </parentvoice>
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Post by: Klaustrophobia on May 31, 2014, 10:31:34 pm
Quote from: InsaneBaron link=topic=82910.msg1750498#msg1750498

I'll have to get my hands on those sometime.

EDIT: I've heard Tiberium Wars was the best of the series. Did I hear right?

pretty much.  especially if you are talking about the tiberium series only (as opposed to generals and red alert).

damn, i was all ready to start a new backlog game, but now this discussion has put me in the CnC mood.
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Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on June 01, 2014, 12:48:53 am
Playing the 1996 release of Death Rally on my PC.

Playing the 2011 reboot of Death Rally on my Android.
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Post by: Hobbie on June 01, 2014, 02:37:13 am
Football Manager 2014.

Wanderers FC was doing a great job under my leadership, then we went up against Brisbane Roar and promptly re-enacted the Hyundai A-League Grand Final from a few weeks ago. Dangit.
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Post by: InsaneBaron on June 01, 2014, 07:57:56 am
Quote from: InsaneBaron link=topic=82910.msg1750498#msg1750498

I'll have to get my hands on those sometime.

EDIT: I've heard Tiberium Wars was the best of the series. Did I hear right?

pretty much.  especially if you are talking about the tiberium series only (as opposed to generals and red alert).

damn, i was all ready to start a new backlog game, but now this discussion has put me in the CnC mood.

Good to know. Having only played the earlier games I preferred the Tiberium line for it's story. Red alert was a little too silly (the humor sorta reduced the fun of saving the world/blowing stuff up) and Generals just didn't have much story to speak of.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on June 01, 2014, 11:08:47 pm
Another Metroid 2 Remake Demo 1.31. I helped DoctorM64 debug a crash that was occuring only on NVIDIA graphics cards.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Klaustrophobia on June 02, 2014, 02:34:55 am
instead of actually reaching into my backlog, i started playing infestation in red faction armageddon again.  brought on by my playing the DLC because it was on sale (don't bother)
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Jeff Vader on June 02, 2014, 07:03:47 am
I play nothing!

Srsly, I've been meaning to finish Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, play Dishonored again, go through my godamn backlog etc etc etc. Gotta get around to it at some point.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: FlamingCobra on June 02, 2014, 09:37:00 am
Also I've been playing Spore a lot lately.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: NGTM-1R on June 03, 2014, 02:29:59 pm
I play nothing!

Srsly, I've been meaning to finish Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, play Dishonored again, go through my godamn backlog etc etc etc. Gotta get around to it at some point.

I need to finish Dishonored.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Akalabeth Angel on June 04, 2014, 12:59:03 pm
Finished Sanitarium last night and started playing:

(http://images03.olx.pt/ui/11/48/80/1305933070_205854880_4-Gamecube-Wii-Jogo-Judge-Dredd-VS-Death-Compra-Venda.jpg)

What the heck the other image was replaced by something else. Though this one seems to be working.
It's just Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death
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Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 04, 2014, 02:24:18 pm
They can do no wrong !!!!!!!


I'm on a ps3 watchdogs binge :/ add me... I'm dobbsylondon and I will hack your interweb then run you over.

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Post by: LordMelvin on June 04, 2014, 11:00:22 pm
FTL Advanced. Dammit, FTL advanced, why are you so addictivish?
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Post by: StarSlayer on June 11, 2014, 10:09:28 am
Crusader Kings II

(http://jacobfoxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/tywin-lannister.jpg)
"It's the family name that lives on. It's all that lives on. Not your personal glory, not your honor... but family. You understand?"
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 11, 2014, 01:43:33 pm
History is written by the victor.
Title: Re: What are you playing right now?
Post by: 0rph3u5 on June 11, 2014, 07:34:05 pm
I've picked up Dark Souls 2 again ... my worst enemy is gravity (seriously I die more from falling off things than from any non-boss enemy; cost me even 7k souls last night)

ps. also miss the days when there were good DoW2-pick up games to be had

EDIT: I've heard Tiberium Wars was the best of the series. Did I hear right?

Yes and no ... if you don't like the AI cheating (a lot) it is, if you do maybe not
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Post by: NGTM-1R on June 11,