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Re: Video Games!

Postby DuneFishUK » 08 May 2012 14:33

lotek wrote:just traded Dead Island and Batman Arkham City for Sniper Elite V2.
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This one looks like a really great game... but those killcams don't appeal to me one little bit. :?

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Postby Freakzilla » 08 May 2012 14:45

We rented Dead Island for a while, my son wanted to keep it... until he finished it.
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Re: Video Games!

Postby DuneFishUK » 08 May 2012 16:44

SandRider: LA Noire?



It's not perfect, but it's nice and slow with time to look at your notebook and have a think, and there's plenty of driving around 1940s Los Angeles. There are action bits too, but I didn't find them particularly challenging, and quite often there is the option to skip them without penalty.

Very good game, I reckon the sequel will be something really special though :)

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Re: Video Games!

Postby Ampoliros » 08 May 2012 23:03

i don't know, I bet 'rider would either love LA Noire or hate it. I loved it, but there is basically no replay value.

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Re: Video Games!

Postby inhuien » 09 May 2012 03:15

another oldie from me: Omikron: The Nomad Soul.
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Re: Video Games!

Postby lotek » 09 May 2012 05:33

DuneFishUK wrote:
lotek wrote:just traded Dead Island and Batman Arkham City for Sniper Elite V2.

This one looks like a really great game... but those killcams don't appeal to me one little bit. :?


yeah for now it still rewarding to get them, plus they only appear when you manage a really good shot, a headshot can trigger no KC for example.

But I do agree, if I become better at it it might become annoying. For now I just enjoy the ride.

The game is quite difficult, but it's a change to know that the old gunblazing technique won't work :)

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Postby inhuien » 09 May 2012 05:41

And of course there's the cameo from the Thin White Duke.
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Postby lotek » 09 May 2012 06:00

blooming short attention span, I never read that far ^^
That's pretty cool to have Bowie [have] some input on the storyline and game's design, [and make] two cameo appearances within [your] game !
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Re: Video Games!

Postby Freakzilla » 11 May 2012 20:49

Spencer picked out Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for his birthday.

The cool thing about it is it comes with this wireless "portal of power" and little character figures. When you set your character on the portal it appears in the game. It came with three characters but there are 32 total.

You can also add adventure packs to the portal, like a pirate ship.

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http://www.amazon.com/Skylanders-Spyros ... B004VQENY8
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Re: Video Games!

Postby SadisticCynic » 12 May 2012 07:46

Freakzilla wrote:Spencer picked out Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure for his birthday.

The cool thing about it is it comes with this wireless "portal of power" and little character figures. When you set your character on the portal it appears in the game. It came with three characters but there are 32 total.

You can also add adventure packs to the portal, like a pirate ship.

Genius

http://www.amazon.com/Skylanders-Spyros ... B004VQENY8


Genius, because now you'll have to buy all 30-odd characters. :wink:
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Postby Freakzilla » 12 May 2012 07:55

...and the expansion packs! :cry:
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Postby Freakzilla » 12 May 2012 07:56

What I do like about it though it that the kids have to work as a team to solve it. The Simpsons game is like that too.
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Re: Video Games!

Postby lotek » 14 May 2012 05:32

yeah coop is cool
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Re: Video Games!

Postby Ampoliros » 27 Jun 2012 12:44

I don't know if any of you have heard of this mod but I've been loving every minute I spend in Day Z.

http://dayzmod.com/index.php

It's a zombie apocalypse survival mod for ARMA II. Unfortunately at the moment its rife with people thinking that the full pvp element means that all it is is a deathmatch while dodging zombies, but the brilliance of the game comes from the survival element. Just the other day I was lost in the woods after outrunning some zombies, totally turned around, and I broke out my old boy scout training to use the shadows to find north. It runs on a 24 hour cycle, and nighttime is pitch black. Did I mention light attracts zombies AND bandits out to murder you for your stuff?

Death is both fast and slow, as shooting a zombie can often summon more, and they don't kill you, they eat you. Save your bullets for the living, and throw a tin can at a hard surface to distract the dead.


I'm looking for anyone interested in playing, because going alone I haven't lasted more than 3-4 hours.
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Re: Video Games!

Postby Omphalos » 27 Jun 2012 15:21

That sounds awesome, Amp. Maybe after I retire though. Gonna have to find something to fill the ads then. :D

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Re: Video Games!

Postby SandRider » 11 Jul 2012 19:42

may have found "my game" ....

fallout: new vegas

$15 in a bin at the HEB, DVD with all the "extra" stuff ....

I spent alot of time in and around Las Vegas in the 80's, so I like that ...
you can spend days and days gambling in the casinos, so I really like that ...
plus, whiskey & beer that effects your character, so ....

once I found the cheats to keep from getting fucking stung to fucking death
by fucking mutant wasps and shit every five seconds, I'm enjoying it ...

lots of area to explore, and the interaction with the characters aren't that bad ....
dunno about the story-line yet, every "faction" you are either supposed to join
or fight seem to be a bunch of cocksucking shitheels ....

not atall happy with the Valve malware that forces the Steam bullshit on you ...
you have to have an internet connection just to install the fucking game ...
and, it eats up bandwidth ... I'm trying to play the game on one machine
while streaming video on another, sharing the same connection ... that ain't
working so well ....
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Re: Video Games!

Postby Ampoliros » 12 Jul 2012 00:35

'Rider, if you can run New Vegas, then I seriously suggest trying Day Z. the latest patch kinda borked the Zombie aggro, but if you want a 'game' that will make you shit your pants, feel proud of what you accomplish, and lets you kill shitheeled player-killers at the same time, then look no further. Warning: Average lifetime of a player is 32 minutes. How long and how well you survive is your score.

Downside is ArmA II OA is still $30. Upside is you get 3 games for the price of one, and one of those is the best damn thing to happen to PC gaming in fucking years.

It cements my PC elitism. Console gamers can't handle and don't deserve gaming this good.

Day Z -The Survivors [Official Trailer]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Q8c8jnL3s

This is Day Z
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oMdOPF8a8U&feature=channel&list=UL

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Survive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRfVPrqR9lE

How to use your watch to find north
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwrsumX36nM

Day Z IRL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYft9Kd8nIQ&feature=relmfu

What's that? Yeah I'm kinda obsessed with this mod...
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Re: Video Games!

Postby inhuien » 12 Jul 2012 03:21

Here's a wee bit of freeware that's been around for years, Game Booster.

http://download.cnet.com/Game-Booster/3000-18512_4-10913645.html
CNET wrote:Game Booster is an easy-to-use program that shuts down unnecessary system processes in order to improve the performance of resource-thirsty games. With an intuitive interface that makes it easy to switch between gaming mode and normal mode, Game Booster is a simple but powerful program.

Game Booster's interface is basic, with a list of 24 noncritical processes that can be shut down during gaming. Check boxes allow users to select specific processes. It is true that you have to take a leap of faith with some of these; if you're not extremely computer savvy, you may have no idea what it is that you're shutting down. We can say that our system suffered no ill effects from temporarily disabling all of the listed processes, and the program quickly started them again when we switched back to normal mode. We do wish that the program came with a Help file that went into detail about this issue, though. In addition to disabling unnecessary system processes, Game Booster offers a game defragmenter that specifically defragments the game directories, allowing a given game to start and run more quickly. Overall, we found Game Booster to be both easy to use and effective. We noticed a significant difference in game performance when using gaming mode, and we think this is a great choice for users who need to optimize their systems for gameplay.

It doesn't make shite shiny, but it does polish it a bit, enjoy your extra frames.
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Re: Video Games!

Postby dunaddict » 12 Jul 2012 09:32

SandRider wrote:may have found "my game" ....
fallout: new vegas

Great game. Finished the main quest last year, but I'm still playing the DLC. Old World Blues atm. Very different from the main game. Weird B-movie Sci-Fi stuff. My brain was stolen by Dr. Moebius and I'm trying to find it, fighting "Lobotomites". Sounds like a KJA novel to me :D

SandRider wrote:once I found the cheats to keep from getting fucking stung to fucking death
by fucking mutant wasps and shit every five seconds, I'm enjoying it ...

Ever heard of leaving a hard area? Only come back when you've leveled up! Fallout: New Vegas is especially hard on "adventurous" gamers. Some area's are just not suitable for low-level characters. Sloan (Deathclaw deathtrap I call it) is one of them.

SandRider wrote:... and, it eats up bandwidth ... I'm trying to play the game on one machine
while streaming video on another, sharing the same connection ... that ain't
working so well ....

WTF are you talking about? The game is single player, so how is it "eating up" bandwidth exactly? Are you sure Steam wasn't autopatching the game? And by the way, you can put Steam in off-line mode, so you don't need to be online to play the game.
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Re: Video Games!

Postby dunaddict » 12 Jul 2012 09:39

inhuien wrote:Here's a wee bit of freeware that's been around for years, Game Booster.

http://download.cnet.com/Game-Booster/3000-18512_4-10913645.html

It doesn't make shite shiny, but it does polish it a bit, enjoy your extra frames.

"Accelerators" or "Boosters" are usually borderline malware. Don't use them. If you need to run shitware like that, turn down some settings in-game instead, or it may be time to upgrade that 5 year old graphics card.

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Postby trang » 12 Jul 2012 13:40

I just got assassins creed one and fallout 2 at half price books 6bucks a piece (loading up today), gonna give them a try. How far ahead of Fallout 2, is that new vegas? Also been playing Tiger woods PGA tour 12: road to the masters, fun.

I play a hand full of MMO's, 1 pay, others F2P:

Star Trek Online
DND online:
SWTOR
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Re: Video Games!

Postby Ampoliros » 12 Jul 2012 14:50

Assassin's Creed is a decent series, but it really falls off in the last couple games. I & II are the best.
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Re: Video Games!

Postby inhuien » 13 Jul 2012 05:10

dunaddict wrote:
inhuien wrote:Here's a wee bit of freeware that's been around for years, Game Booster.

http://download.cnet.com/Game-Booster/3000-18512_4-10913645.html

It doesn't make shite shiny, but it does polish it a bit, enjoy your extra frames.

"Accelerators" or "Boosters" are usually borderline malware. Don't use them. If you need to run shitware like that, turn down some settings in-game instead, or it may be time to upgrade that 5 year old graphics card.

The only booster I have used is the one linked to, perhaps you have more experience than I in this field. Can't say I run it at the moment as my card is only 6 days old.
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Re: Video Games!

Postby lotek » 13 Jul 2012 06:15

trang wrote:I just got assassins creed one and fallout 2 at half price books 6bucks a piece (loading up today), gonna give them a try. How far ahead of Fallout 2, is that new vegas? Also been playing Tiger woods PGA tour 12: road to the masters, fun.

I play a hand full of MMO's, 1 pay, others F2P:

Star Trek Online
DND online:
SWTOR



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallout_(series)
Fallout
Fallout 2
Fallout 3
Fallout: New Vegas
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Re: Video Games!

Postby inhuien » 13 Jul 2012 06:22

Had a ye oldie LAN party last night, we played Boarderlands till about 4 in the morning, if you've never tried it I can recommend it. The game not LANights as they're very smelly and not cool.
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