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bnw, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 16:43 (four years ago) Permalink

bioshock inf 2nd dlc - a bit of a let down, elizabeth's story is so muddled and confusing.
orcs must die - this game is pretty fun!

bnw, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 16:50 (four years ago) Permalink

I (and, ostensibly, my girlfriend, who mostly only plays the pinball stuff I bought for her) just bought a PS3 a couple of months ago, which I'm completely new to aside from crashing helicopters into gas stations in GTA IV at my brother's. So I've been excitedly hoarding games, since this seems to be the sweet spot between when previous-gen system come way down in price and when they go out of print and skyrocket. But I'm trying to be restrictive in my playing so that I don't play eight million things at once and fail to fully appreciate the varied experiences.

Althought I was completely put-off by it at first (complicated tutorials maybe shouldn't take place in the middle of combat under cover of darkness), probably 75% of my game playing time of late has been devoted to Just Cause 2. So much addictive fun, and great for brief, post-work mayhem sessions. Strangely haven't read or heard a whole lot about it outside of ILG threads, so thanks for that, y'all. Prior to that, I was mostly sucked into Skyrim, which initially impressed and then subsequently overwhelmed me with its breadth. I mean, I'm level 25-ish and realized recently that I'd completed somewhere pretty far south of 10% of the core game, so it feels like a thing that could just go on forever. I'll return to it someday when I'm ready to really dig in.

Other stuff in my current rotation:
Fez (not hugely into platformers but I'm really digging it; music and design and use of color are aces)
Minecraft (kinda don't know exactly what to do with it yet, but it's cool to mess around with)
Arkham Asylum (not crazy about the combat, but maybe I'm just not used to it yet; the beginning of the Scarecrow encounter was amazing)
Where Is My Heart? (cute, cool concept, good for short bursts)
Portal (just started this...the rest of the Orange Box is backburnered for the time being)
Deadly Premonition (not terribly far into it; definitely bizarre as hell but I'm undecided just yet as to whether it's my kind of bizarre)
Prototype (love it to bits; I think I'm near the end so I've been sitting on it for a little while to prolong the love...although I do already have the sequel)
Resident Evil 3 (revisiting after 15 years; controls are for shit but I'm building up anticipation to RE4)
Walking Dead (only played the first episode thus far but it was great and I'm looking forward to more)

I also have a ton of stuff that I've played <15 minutes of (The Saboteur, Tomb Raider reboot, Marvel Ultimate Alliance) that I'm looking forward to jumping into more fully soon.

Kinda want to make a (sadly & ridiculously long) list of the stuff I've acquired and get recommendations of what to tackle next.

Surprise, It's My Butt (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 17:29 (four years ago) Permalink

MPQ and GTA5, exclusively, for ages now. Very very reluctant to start a new game atm

polyphonic, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 18:54 (four years ago) Permalink

rotation of dark souls 2 on ps3 and might & magic X and magic online on the laptop. nearly done with mmx and think i am going to finally play monaco. nearly done with ds2 but just going to keep playing it anyway.

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 19:38 (four years ago) Permalink

diablo 3 on pc! oh nooo

have a nice blood/orange bitters cocktail (mh), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 19:42 (four years ago) Permalink

I thought of something else I played recently: WSOP Full House Pro poker on xbla.

I am in a bad place. ;-)

polyphonic, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 21:23 (four years ago) Permalink

GTA5 in the evenings, still searching for those hidden items
Or Lego City Undercover on occasions.

Any other time I struggle to find time or energy to play anything else right now, I'm trying to design and develop my own games and I find that a struggle in itself.

Games that I *should* be playing anyway...

Pinball FX, really really should fire this up more often
Rayman, not even installed this yet
Red Dead Redemption (still not bothered to attempt the final mission)
Fallout3, embarrassingly never finished this either
Fuel, after having to purchase new PS3 I'll have to start all over again.
Just Cause 2, dropped off the radar a bit, dip into every now and again to get that 100% status
Minecraft/FTB, my only reason for not playing this more often is its just too daunting. In terms of time wasting goes this is the mother of all. FTB packs have basically kicked this game into mind blowing status imo.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:00 (four years ago) Permalink

(With the exceptions of Pinball and Rayman you might notice a distinct pattern in the games I like)

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:02 (four years ago) Permalink

picked up gta 5 again just to round off the epsilon missions. i was convinced there would be a big heist at the end of all of it, because ripping off the scientologists seemed to make sense and how else would i ever get the cash to buy the golf course etc. so the only one getting ripped off was me :( officially done with this game.

also just finished xcom enemy unknown which i loved to bits. besides it was just long enough to keep my interest through the whole thing.

not really sure what to go with next. ps+ gave me lots of options. i'll probably get going on tomb raider, as soon as i stop struggling to like pes2014.

sonderangerbot, Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:35 (four years ago) Permalink

dayZ and nothing but dayZ. the slow small little updates that come out every couple of weeks just make it that little bit more appealing every day. i try not to think that's there's no real goal or 'end' to it.

NI, Thursday, 10 April 2014 17:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Dude, FRACT OSC is out. It's fun, but giving me a lot of flashbacks to Myst, due to heavy puzzles with occasional symbolic language hints. You're exploring this long abandoned machine world and you restoring operation to a giant synthesizer that you wander around in.

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Thursday, 24 April 2014 06:32 (four years ago) Permalink

SMT4, the soundtrack for this game is so good, running around a post-apocalyptic Tokyo to synthy krautrock <3 http://youtu.be/SG_gB4kb2oA

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Thursday, 24 April 2014 13:23 (four years ago) Permalink

Oh, FRACT sounds great, might have to grab that.

emil.y, Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:32 (four years ago) Permalink

The only thing I'm playing at the moment is Letter Quest on my ipod. It's quite good but nothing mindblowing.

emil.y, Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:32 (four years ago) Permalink

portal 2 (3rd time), ni no kuni, assassins creed 4, dork souls

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:39 (four years ago) Permalink

FTL and could be on this for a while now that I feel like I finally understand how to play it

anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:42 (four years ago) Permalink

im obsessed

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:41 (four years ago) Permalink

so many ships still to unlock and haven't even touched advanced mode...

anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:45 (four years ago) Permalink

I've been playing Kingdom Of Amalur, a game that apparently lost the taxpayers of Rhode Island $75m, recently. I kind of hate myself as it's another massive Skyrim-style time sink, but it's quite good fun.

Yuri Bashment (ShariVari), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:45 (four years ago) Permalink

what IS advanced mode

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:51 (four years ago) Permalink

i havent even begun boarding as a tactic yet

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:53 (four years ago) Permalink

sorry "advanced edition"

As a reminder, FTL: Advanced Edition is a free content expansion for FTL. All current (and future) customers will receive this update regardless of where they purchased it. Prior to release, we will post detailed instructions on how to get the update from whatever digital vendor you originally purchased FTL.


New systems (clone bay??), new race, new ships, just lots more stuff, and it was released as a free sort of patch. It's a toggle option when you start a game, you can choose standard or advanced.

anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

I've been playing Kingdom Of Amalur, a game that apparently lost the taxpayers of Rhode Island $75m
― Yuri Bashment (ShariVari), Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:45 PM

ah yes the curt schilling rpg

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:03 (four years ago) Permalink

oh yeah i'm playing dragon's dogma. i've given up on it twice before so i'm determined to finish it this time. the controls are lacking but it has some of the best gfx i've seen in an rpg. makes dark souls 2 look like shit by comparison anyway.

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:10 (four years ago) Permalink


am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:14 (four years ago) Permalink

dragon's dogma was good fun, at its best early before everything becomes too easy, so i encourage you to not progress the story at all until you have been everywhere. one of the best and most unique things it has are the giant wandering monsters that really felt like epic fights, at least until my gang quickly got OP'd. helps if you resist the temptation of the broken pawns that are available early.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:29 (four years ago) Permalink

infinity wars + starbound

Mordy , Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:04 (four years ago) Permalink

helps if you resist the temptation of the broken pawns that are available early.
― Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:29 PM

what are the broken pawns. i've just been using the free low level ones and trading them in every so often. groups of bandits on the roads are still kicking my butt

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:42 (four years ago) Permalink

i got one real early with an ordinary woman's name, Karen i am fairly sure, and her owner had limited her level but she had maxed-out, late game rare gear and was a total powerhouse

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 25 April 2014 00:01 (four years ago) Permalink

whatever the fighter class is. i got another midway thru with a more forgettable fantasyish name, also a female fighter.

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 25 April 2014 00:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Dammit, Fract really _is_ like myst. I can't find the symbolic to detangle the tune I'm supposed to play to solve the final puzzle in one of the areas.

Stephen King's Threaderstarter (kingfish), Friday, 25 April 2014 02:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Final Fantasy - NES
Assassin's Creed IV - PC
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX - PC
Castlevania: Rond of Blood - T16
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - PSX
Metal Gear Solid - PSX
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance - PC
Metal Gear Solid 2 - PC

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 26 April 2014 03:58 (four years ago) Permalink

you livin' the life, Adam, respect

Nhex, Saturday, 26 April 2014 04:08 (four years ago) Permalink

finished saints row 4
tried diablo 3 again - meh so spammy
maybe back to metro 2033

bnw, Monday, 5 May 2014 18:25 (four years ago) Permalink

"Finished" Portal and Fez, loved both. Seems like there's still aftergame stuff for me to do, which is cool.

I'm a good way into the first God of War, and I can't be sure but I think I might kinda hate it. The brutal waves of super tough enemies are awesome, and some of the puzzles are pretty good, but creating Indiana Jones-esque deathtraps with a shitty camera and sketchy controls was the fucking worst idea ever. I've wasted so much of my playtime on failing to kill everything onscreen within a set time before falling to my death or being crushed or sliced up by shit that I can barely see in front of me that it's kinda become a chore for me to continue. I might just be hating the PS2-ness of it, though.

I've been surprisingly digging a lot of arcade-y stuff that I've gotten cheap from PSN recently. Super Stardust and Wipeout took me a little while to get used to but they're amazing once I'm in the zone. Just got Retro/Grade, which I haven't played much but which has an awesome conceit (basically a rhythm game disguised as a shooter that runs in reverse). The Space Invaders update also seems like good value.

This weekend, I hit 50% completion and the 100 hour mark near-simultaneously on Just Cause 2. Clearing a few areas in the game has become such a reliably perfect way to decompress at the end of the day.

Surprise, It's My Butt (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 May 2014 19:02 (four years ago) Permalink

kotor + bg2

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:31 (four years ago) Permalink

getting myself psyched + ready for pillars of eternity i guess

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:31 (four years ago) Permalink

xps I played GoW 1 for the first time... a year ago? Maybe two? Felt some of the same frustrations as you, but I'm still planning to truck on through to the others at some point. I can see how it all would've been far more impressive back in 2006, but some of those levels and dungeons are awfully designed.

What build you going for in KOTOR, Mordy?

Nhex, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:39 (four years ago) Permalink

i guess soldier guardian. tbh i'm kinda more interested in my bg2 half-elf cleric/ranger build (so OP apparently it's ppl's fave for soloing the game). (thought about playing a wild mage too.)

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Streets of Rage 3
Bare Knuckle III

So BKIII is the Japanese version of SOR3 and it is WAY easier. This does not mean it is easy though, it only means it is possible to get through stage 1 without using a continue. American version of Streets of Rage 3 is one of the more difficult games I've ever played.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 16:32 (four years ago) Permalink


That level with the bulldozer is all-time unfair.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 16:36 (four years ago) Permalink

all that and he's beat by a girder

Nhex, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 19:30 (four years ago) Permalink

i love the energy meter for 'wall'.

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:00 (four years ago) Permalink

i guess i only played Streets of Rage 1 & 2.

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:01 (four years ago) Permalink

man why doesn't axel just jump over the damn walls

sor3 is weird. it seems like it admits to tactics then it doesn't really.

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I think after you get past the stage where you are fighting kangaroos and evil dominatrix clowns they just figured they could get away w that.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 21:07 (four years ago) Permalink

Played 2-player Hyperstone Heist for the Genesis last night. Got to Super Shredder and then we died and we were out of continues! The music in that game is incredible. Orchestrated speed metal.

▴▲ ▴TH3CR()$BY$H()W▴▲ ▴ (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 15 May 2014 17:21 (four years ago) Permalink

i'm still playing bg2.

Mordy, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:08 (four years ago) Permalink

eu4 always with the eu4. genovese colonial empire.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:21 (four years ago) Permalink

I still haven’t played the doom but I know I’ll check it out at some point. Never really heard anyone say they didn’t like it

Karl Malone, Saturday, 23 June 2018 05:23 (four weeks ago) Permalink

It got some love around here but I don’t think anyone was as enthusiastic about it as I was. So bored with the FPS genre and this was just a totally glorious Fuck Off to the current template. The best you could ever hope for in a revival, spirit of the old transported into the current gen in the smartest way. Masterpiece.

circa1916, Saturday, 23 June 2018 06:33 (four weeks ago) Permalink

probs my favourite fps ever just so smart, so much fun and designed basically perfectly

devvvine, Saturday, 23 June 2018 06:49 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Everyone likes different stuff but if you’re into white knuckle reflexy adrenaline pumping gamez it’s the pinnacle. Recommended to play at a harder difficulty level. Ultraviolence and up or bust.

And now I’m starting a new game.

circa1916, Saturday, 23 June 2018 07:02 (four weeks ago) Permalink

"25 items on your wishlist are on sale!"


In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Saturday, 23 June 2018 07:12 (four weeks ago) Permalink

your wishlist needs to be MUCH BIGGER BRO

Nhex, Saturday, 23 June 2018 07:25 (four weeks ago) Permalink

1 more DOOM tip: In video setting set Field of View to max. 110. Seems faster.

circa1916, Saturday, 23 June 2018 07:33 (four weeks ago) Permalink

xp ha, I'm very particular. Or I like to think I am, because honestly looking at my list not sure what I was thinking with some.

Like when tf did I put 3 Need For Speed games on there?

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Saturday, 23 June 2018 09:09 (four weeks ago) Permalink

could really do with some vast sci fi adventure game to keep me involved for some time though.

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Saturday, 23 June 2018 09:10 (four weeks ago) Permalink

yeah i would love some kind of space-based adventure game! like last of us or tomb raider but set in space! basically i want the expanse for ps4

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 23 June 2018 09:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i loved the new DOOM. and i grew up making mods for the og DOOM/DOOM II.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 23 June 2018 14:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I just started Mass Effect 2, I'm going out on a limb here to say that that is probably a vast sci-fi adventure game (apologies if you already know it!).

Martin Landau Ballet (Leee), Saturday, 23 June 2018 15:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

A little annoyed that the controls aren't *exactly* the same as the first, I'm also still getting used to the combat so I'm yet to be hooked.

Martin Sheen though!

Martin Landau Ballet (Leee), Saturday, 23 June 2018 15:21 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i got to the retro chapter in MGS4. it's funny as much as MGS2 purposefully turned the tables MGS4 feels like a conscious attempt to fulfill every power fantasy it denied.

it's far and away the easiest MGS, as i'm i haven't died yet and am 4/5 of the way through the game. more than any other entry it is like a linear cinematic action game, little of the backtracking or side fooling around of the other games.

it is funny to sit through a cutscene, get a prompt to save my game, save, then another cutscene starts. that happens several times in a row! i think during one of these cutscenes i saved my game 2 or 3 times.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 23 June 2018 15:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Started Quake Champions as well, which is really scratching my arena shooter itch. It’s kind of interesting that the things that kept me from playing these games back in the day except against bots or directly against the one friend who also had, say, UT99- the unreasonable skill level required for eg Quake 3’s railgun aim and movement and the constant torrent of omnidirectional verbal abuse- haven’t been a thing at all yet, maybe because the people drawn to the game are fellow Olds and the intervening decade+ of other shooter styles and the current dominance of Battle Royale type games have fundamentally changed what the basi FPS skillset even *is*.

Two things about it have stood out so far- one, that I really want to get some of the epic weapon skins not for prestige or whatever but for basic readability- I *cannot* tell what so many of the guns are supposed to even be and have to memorize the color coding instead- and that the character Visor’s ability seems ridiculously overpowered (hit F on a 40 second cooldown to see the position of every enemy player through the walls).

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Saturday, 23 June 2018 19:07 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I am about halfway through Doom on Switch but am thinking about buying the PS4 version to finish. The downside is that I have come to love the gyro controls and, given my limited experience in Fortnite, I assume I won't be able to shoot shit in Doom on PS4 without them!

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 23 June 2018 23:53 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Anyone tried Objects in Space?

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Sunday, 24 June 2018 07:12 (four weeks ago) Permalink

My intentionality seems to have petered out altogether wrt gaming. I pretty much only either fart around in GTA Online or endlessly level up weapons in Disgaea these days (the roguelike strategy boardgame nature of the Item World in Disgaea is some kind of platonic gaming ideal that never gets old).

A Frankenstein + A Dracula + A Mummy That's Been Werewolfed (Old Lunch), Monday, 25 June 2018 13:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Cultist Simulator is fantastic search if you loved fallen london

― Mordy, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:20 PM (two weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

first time i have ever got a switch refund. it's like a text based browser game with better flavour and a (slightly) better interface. i understand why someone might really get into it and i'm sure it becomes much more rewarding as it develops, but i could not imagine giving it the required time personally

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 29 June 2018 13:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah fwiw fallen London is basically that as well if not more so

Mordy, Friday, 29 June 2018 13:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i LOVED sunless sea tho!

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 29 June 2018 13:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

sunless sea had [marginally] more ludic content. fallen london + cultist simulator are imo v innovative interactive fictions.

Mordy, Friday, 29 June 2018 13:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

also wondering if it's pleasant to play on the switch i'm thinking to how it plays on the PC and there's a lot of clicking and dragging that i feel like would feel awkward on a touch screen...

Mordy, Friday, 29 June 2018 14:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

slay the spire is a legit great game if u love the idea of mashing card builder w/ roguelike in early access w/ v satisfying strategy layer

Mordy, Friday, 29 June 2018 23:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's awesome - and I would think it's underrated, except in the daily challenges I come about 100,000th.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Saturday, 30 June 2018 14:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

slay the spire seems like the kind of thing to avoid if i want to maintain any personal productivity

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Saturday, 30 June 2018 14:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

just can't go on with No Mans Sky anymore, bumbling my way through the fucking dreadful inventory system just leaves me with thoughts of dread.

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Saturday, 30 June 2018 15:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i just play it in the free play mode or whatever it's called

ciderpress, Saturday, 30 June 2018 16:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Rise of the Tomb Raider is pretty cool so far, tho im not very far. it opens w a cool cinematic snowy peaks scaling setpiece. then it goes to Syria with a really cool temple tomb carved into the desert mountains.

she is such a horrible archeologist tho compared to the old Lara. every place she goes is bound to explode, the ground caving in under her feet, as she makes a daring escape, entire civilizations lost (i admit it does look cool).

im also playing Arkham Knight. i almost like this more than the modern Batman movies. you have the cartoon series Batman and Joker doing the voice acting, and the other characters and villains are pretty good as well. i got this cos i heard the way they do the Joker is really cool, even tho he is dead, he will turn up periodically as a hallucination. plus it is always fun to swoop swoop through the sky above Gotham City.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 1 July 2018 23:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

MGS3. going through this again (i played it on emulator this is on PS3 w the HD collection) and it is incredible. the atmosphere is so thick. the humor is great. the mystical bullshit is off the charts. the game is cinematic as fuck. to me it is clearly the stand out of the series. the amount of humor vs. amazing tactical gameplay, the sixties spy/James Bond/Rambo stylism, the level design and immersion via survival mechanics (and first person grass crawling). the story is great, i love the static-y shots of international spies, the focus on Cold War era espionage.

comparing them all, 1 is great but the back tracking & control are showing their age. 2 and 4 are hurt by too much focus on story over gameplay, and the actual playing suffers. V is incredible but is basically a redo of 3. it does't have the bosses of 3, it lacks scripted moments like the walk through the river of everything you have killed during the game. seriously, that may be the most brilliant thing Kojima has ever put into these games.

top 5 MGS:


Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 16:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I haven’t played MGS3 since PS2 and I have that MGS collection. That’s like the “fixed up” version, right? Know they re-released it with some gameplay tweaks. I really need to dig that out and give it a go.

circa1916, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 17:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i have the PS3 collection but yeah it has the nice camera, it has up-rezed graphics, it has Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake for MSX.

just fought The End in an epic 30 minute battle. <3 what a boss fight.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 19:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the feeling of accomplishment on beating The End in MGS3 is pretty hard to top.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 19:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I deleted TLOU from my PS3 to make room for ME3, teh symbolic sadness. (The curse of having a 70GB model.)

Martin Landau Ballet (Leee), Thursday, 5 July 2018 20:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Well I tried loading Fortnite but it's asking for authentication in Korean, so that's that.

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Sunday, 15 July 2018 11:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Finally restarted Dishonored after, Jesus Christ, six years since the last attempt? That can't be right, Dishonored is a NEW GAME. Anyway, I have the original game, all the DLC and #2 through various sales, but finally replaced the janky old computer that made actually playing it difficult


I am very, very bad at stealth games

I'm doing OK so far in the opening prison escape sequence- no outright detection, just a guard catching me in his peripheral vision, coming to investigate and obligingly presenting his back for the ol' chokeroo- but knowing I flubbed what must be the easiest stealth segment in the game gives me some pause

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Thursday, 19 July 2018 00:54 (three days ago) Permalink

Ha, I started playing the original Deus Ex from 2000 and messed up the stealth training section of the tutorial five times! stealth mechanics have come a long way in terms of taking cover , more realistic enemy sight cones, actually being able to tell when your hidden, etc

Dan I., Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:12 (three days ago) Permalink


Dan I., Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:12 (three days ago) Permalink

As far as I can tell, Dishonored, at least in the early offing before you get spooky devil powers, doesn't have an in-UI indicator of how hidden you are? Certainly nothing like the Thief visibility indicator; I've just been relying on how much shadow is cast on my character model, which is nice and elegant, assuming it works. It does have that overlarge (presumably for console players) stance indicator, which is a really odd design choice.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Thursday, 19 July 2018 13:28 (three days ago) Permalink

OK, I just met Panic! at the Disco and bought Dark Vision, that should make things much easier. I am still legitimately pissed that I got dinged for a dude getting eaten by rats in the first mission. For fuck's sake, <i>I</i> didn't eat the guy...

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Thursday, 19 July 2018 15:25 (three days ago) Permalink

Octopath Traveler - Switch (2018)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Switch (2018)
Doom - Steam (2017)
Cuphead - Steam (2017)
Rise of the Tomb Raider - Steam (2015)

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 19 July 2018 21:26 (three days ago) Permalink

doom was 2016!!!!!!!!

ciderpress, Thursday, 19 July 2018 22:20 (three days ago) Permalink

bejeweled blitz and chess

Mordy, Thursday, 19 July 2018 23:24 (three days ago) Permalink


reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 19 July 2018 23:34 (three days ago) Permalink

also played some Beat Saber, which is the best VR game I've played thus far

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 19 July 2018 23:35 (three days ago) Permalink

I also played this game Killer Queen, which is 2-10 player local multiplayer and reminds me of Towerfall:


reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 19 July 2018 23:37 (three days ago) Permalink

Yeah I’m excited for the Switch adaptation of Killer Queen; I don’t go to arcades in general so I haven’t sought out an arcade with Killer Queen in particular

devops mom (silby), Thursday, 19 July 2018 23:44 (three days ago) Permalink

It should be in every Dave and Busters imo

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 20 July 2018 01:43 (two days ago) Permalink

Bar in my neighborhood has Killer Queen. It’s a lot of fun, but obv. tricky to catch it when there are people around playing it. I think they have “nights” but eh.

Not sure the fun would translate playing remotely.

circa1916, Friday, 20 July 2018 02:00 (two days ago) Permalink

The Switch/home version (dunno about other platforms) isn’t gonna be a straight port. Max 8 players rather than 10 for instance. Tim Rogers interviewed one of the developers for Kotuku at E3. I doubt I’d play much online but we love Towerfall so we might at least be able to get 2v2 going locally.

devops mom (silby), Friday, 20 July 2018 02:36 (two days ago) Permalink

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