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you know the drill. post what you are currently playing. add whatever else you goddamn please ;-)

bnw, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 16:43 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

polyphonic, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 18:54 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

diablo 3 on pc! oh nooo

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

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

(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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

emil.y, Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:32 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 17:39 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

im obsessed

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:41 (five years ago) link

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

anonanon, Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:45 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

what IS advanced mode

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:51 (five years ago) link

i havent even begun boarding as a tactic yet

socki (s1ocki), Thursday, 24 April 2014 19:53 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link


am0n, Thursday, 24 April 2014 20:14 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

infinity wars + starbound

Mordy , Thursday, 24 April 2014 22:04 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

you livin' the life, Adam, respect

Nhex, Saturday, 26 April 2014 04:08 (five years ago) link

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

bnw, Monday, 5 May 2014 18:25 (five years ago) link

"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 (five years ago) link

kotor + bg2

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:31 (five years ago) link

getting myself psyched + ready for pillars of eternity i guess

Mordy, Monday, 5 May 2014 19:31 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link


That level with the bulldozer is all-time unfair.

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

all that and he's beat by a girder

Nhex, Wednesday, 7 May 2014 19:30 (five years ago) link

i love the energy meter for 'wall'.

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:00 (five years ago) link

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

festival culture (Jordan), Wednesday, 7 May 2014 20:01 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

i'm still playing bg2.

Mordy, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:08 (five years ago) link

eu4 always with the eu4. genovese colonial empire.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 15 May 2014 18:21 (five years ago) link

it's all coming together, will m. this is like the da vinci code, but even better

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Friday, 24 May 2019 17:16 (one month ago) link

Finished Edith Finch. Should've just watched a play through on YouTube.

two weeks pass...

So, autochess ... suddenly there are like six different versions of the same game from a bunch of different manufacturers, all stemming I think from this Dota version: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dota_Auto_Chess

I've played a bit of the Drodo version on iOS, which I kind of enjoyed. Anyone else dabble with this nonsense?

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 17 June 2019 18:08 (one month ago) link

next week is when the flood of 2019 releases i care about starts and i'm currently halfway through 4 different rpgs already whoops

ciderpress, Monday, 17 June 2019 18:18 (one month ago) link

I started FFXII on Switch on Friday. I just got access to gambits and that + the fast-forward functionality are a blast

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 17 June 2019 18:30 (one month ago) link

I am really getting into NecroDancer now, but this game WILL give me carpal tunnel playing on a d-pad :(

Auld Drink of Misery (zchyrs), Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:21 (one month ago) link

what releases you eyeing CP?

||||||||, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 20:41 (one month ago) link

for this month it's bloodstained, judgment, and the new samurai shodown. next month is fire emblem and the new umihara kawase game. theres also mario maker but i'll almost certainly end up just watching streams of that and not playing it myself

ciderpress, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:25 (one month ago) link

Gaming has totally fallen off my radar. I played some Yakuza yesterday and gave up after maybe 15 minutes. At least my wallet is happy about that.

Shoegazi (Leee), Friday, 21 June 2019 23:55 (one month ago) link

i like Karl's posts on Yakuza 6.

i've been playing Yakuza 0 and... welp. i really do like the loopy sensibility, the tonal shifts between deadly serious gangster stuff, weirdo side characters, treacly sentimental stuff helping neighborhood kids (finding out every single female character is a working porn performer is a little idk, something)

yakuza 0 was a masterpiece because it allowed you to live your life in devotion to the four divine arts: karaoke, fighting, disco, and pocket racing

— ▀▀▀▀▀▀ (@immolations) June 6, 2019

but it's not that fun? the translation is great but the fighting isn't. coming off god of war (fuck yeah) it's just not that great. and you spend so much time in menus. i get a kick out of the fact that there's immense detail put into things that barely matter, all the food, my god! but then there's something like that item builder/resource hoarding/agent request system that's like ????? it's a very player-unfriendly game i think.

goole, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 21:06 (three weeks ago) link

i only play stardew valley now

na (NA), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 21:07 (three weeks ago) link

i'm a "gamer"

na (NA), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 21:07 (three weeks ago) link

i have been playing through yoku island express with my roommate for life - it's a great sorta co-op game because it's easy to trade the controller every once in a while and you can't die. we're currently going through all the post-credits stuff trying to 100% it

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 21:18 (three weeks ago) link

what's a roommate for life?

Mordy, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 21:19 (three weeks ago) link

i'm also at the dreaded 30-40 hour mark in Persona 5. i was having a great time but now i haven't touched it in 2 weeks and i'm a little concerned i won't get back. 100+ hours is just a real long ass game. i can't do it. (note that i did it without thinking for breath of the wild)

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 21:19 (three weeks ago) link

my roommate for life is my wife. i just feel weird saying wife. "My wife"..."spouse"..."partner"..it all seems wrong. whereas "roommate for life" is very natural and not weird, of course

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 21:20 (three weeks ago) link

how do you feel about "significant other"

Mordy, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 21:43 (three weeks ago) link

I feel ok about it. it’s good to have a few options

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 21:45 (three weeks ago) link

I want everyone including straight married people to feel perfectly entitled and comfortable saying "partner"

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 22:00 (three weeks ago) link

yeah, i moved to partner a few years ago and then doubled down when we became legal partners!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 23:28 (three weeks ago) link

but it's not that fun?

I’m replaying Borderlands 2 at the moment, co-op with some friends who didn’t play it the first time round and I’m having the exact opposite experience. Story, world, art style, dialogue, I pretty much hate them all, but the actual gameplay is still just great.

JimD, Thursday, 27 June 2019 08:55 (three weeks ago) link

I'm giving that another go as well, I think that after Doom it seems pretty slow, though your character does speed up over time I guess. Agree on the Poochie the Hound-ness of it all, though I sort of like the art style

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Thursday, 27 June 2019 09:11 (three weeks ago) link

the borderlands aesthetic is so unappealing to me and there's so many games with it now

ciderpress, Thursday, 27 June 2019 13:13 (three weeks ago) link

Since my last post re windwaker I havent touched it since that, haha. I might have another crack at the wind temple this weekend, its cold and raining so Ive nowt else to do.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:27 (three weeks ago) link

https://flappyroyale.io/demo/ is really hitting the spot right now

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:08 (three weeks ago) link

i'm playing it over and over while listening to Brunchusevenmx and VLetrmx (autechre 4evermx)

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:08 (three weeks ago) link

well for fuck's sake

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Friday, 28 June 2019 16:10 (three weeks ago) link

i love that it still uses the flying bus concept.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 28 June 2019 17:51 (three weeks ago) link

Gran Turismo Sport. The game is so professional. I love it. You use a mouse pointer to select the many beautiful menus. Your ai rivals are named but never betray any personality aside from their national flag placed next to their lap times. Sometimes one will honk at you as long as you are within earshot, but if you ever become intrigued and tilt the right joystick to peer sideways, fast and the furious style, into the cabin of their car, you will briefly glimpse their impenetrable helmeted figure before your attention must return to the track in front of you, and the meticulous plastic and leather textures of your car's interior, and sound of both cars engines muffled through the windows. When you enter the livery editor to change the helmet design of your similarly unknowable driver avatar, the soundtrack shifts from jazz to a soaring operatic vocal, some light strings in the background. There is one particular loading screen (playing when heading into a race) with a noticeably playful jazz tune, and has you tapping your toes and probably humming and tongue clicking. The whole experience feels like being in a classy and modern car showroom you actually would want to be in. Everything is understated yet functional and gently encouraging (graceful). The xp progression meter's animation is polite. At first you won't be able to find where you can purchase new cars you need to advance in the career mode (the correct menu is called "Brands" and its presentation is also exquisite). Sometimes when you read the scroll of text that accompanies each potential purchase, you might pick up on hints of personality or affection in the writers voice for this particular car. When you buy that car, you are asked if you would like to "get in it now" (yes I would) which surely has a real application that I haven't found yet. The colour you purchase it in is the colour you keep it in, which promotes consideration and then attachment. This is a car you own now. The racing is great too (haven't tried online yet). When several races into your new car experience you notice its braking characteristics are different than your other car, you will smile. And when you leave the game and return to real life you will appreciate the tire walls of the parked cars along your street. Cars are suddenly elegant.

Young, Sunday, 30 June 2019 18:11 (three weeks ago) link

nah cars are shit

coroner criticises butt (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 30 June 2019 18:22 (three weeks ago) link


don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Monday, 1 July 2019 16:50 (three weeks ago) link

sensational post, Young

goole, Monday, 1 July 2019 19:25 (three weeks ago) link

Just picked up FTL in the Steam summer sale, and spent about 90 minutes dying a lot but can tell this is an instant addiction.

GRETA GABBO (Leee), Monday, 1 July 2019 19:31 (three weeks ago) link

Untitled Goose Game will have to exceed my expectations to knock Baba Is You out of my Game of the Year slot

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 04:34 (two weeks ago) link

Adapting to Total War: Rome II (75% off Steam sale). Visually gorgeous compared to Rome I, but the economy, city and agent management is less intuitive. I'd avoided this on release in 2013 (?) due to all the kvetching about AI glitches. The Emperor Edn reportedly fixes most, but battle AI still doesn't take much initiative, and one can routinely roll up enemy lines while at a numerical disadvantage.

despondently sipping tomato soup (Sanpaku), Sunday, 7 July 2019 19:44 (two weeks ago) link

Been dipping my toe in career mode in NBA 2K9. The story is actually quite good (!), except for one issue: the character you embody is like the worst guy who ever lived? So far there have been characters played by Michael Rappaport, Anthony Mackie, and Rob Huebel.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:37 (one week ago) link

seriously! it's like why exactly did i make this asshole have my face? i am embarrassed now

second problem: holy fuck hire an editor. some of those conversations are so long without adding anything

I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:45 (one week ago) link

i always wonder why video game companies don't hire a SINGLE person who knows ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT WRITING. even just an undergrad who has taken an honors class in creative writing. anything. any person with any expertise about writing at all would be an improvement

i was once Z S, but now i am larry buttz (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:48 (one week ago) link

I post a lot to the internet hire me!

Garbo Pond (Leee), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:19 (one week ago) link

i don't know exactly how this works, but...you're hired!!

i was once Z S, but now i am larry buttz (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:25 (one week ago) link

We're going to need you to work nonstop until crunch is over ... welcome aboard!

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:27 (one week ago) link

bad news guys, project is canceled

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:31 (one week ago) link

i would not look to an annual sports cash-in franchise to find good examples of writing in games

ciderpress, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:34 (one week ago) link

sure, but why can't those stories be good? why can't they just pay some undergrad creative writing major $8000 to come up with about 10,000 words of text to cover 10 major scenes:

- a hotshot young talent is about to participate in a prominent amateur tournament that college scouts pay attention to
- the hotshot is deciding whether or not to go to college or go pro
- the hotshot has started the year on the bench but he's about to get his big chance
- hotshot needs to do well in a big game/tournament
- hotshot is deciding whether or not to stay another year in college or go pro
- hotshot is about to make pro debut
- hotshot goes to the all-star game
- hotshot decides whether or not to accept a sponsorship deal
- hotshot struggles with whether or not to confront coach about a problem
- hotshot retires

- hotshot is deciding whether or not to stay another year in college or go pro

*phone rings*
- "hotshot, it's me, your agent! you played well this year! some pro teams are really interested in drafting you! but if you play another year in college, you stand a good chance of improving your draft position and making megabucks as a bonus! what do you think, hotshot?!"

^^ imo this is standard-quality videogame dialogue. but what if we flesh that shit out?

*phone rings*

- "hotshot, i'm up to my knees in water here, i'll never play canasta with you again you lousy - oh, sorry, wrong hotshot. but i have news for you too! word on the street is that several pro teams want to draft you! wow, we're gonna be rich! but first you have to make a decision: go pro or stay on for another year of college? if you go pro, you'll really disappoint all your college teammates and they'll probably never talk to you again. and those teammates are the only people you've ever really *connected* with, you know?! are you going to let down your friends like that? it's time to find out who you are, hotshot. who ARE you, hotshot? why don't you play a high-tension scenario in the upcoming game and see if you can nail a three-pointer and find out!!"


i was once Z S, but now i am larry buttz (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 21:21 (one week ago) link

lol they hire people who know about writing................... ... ... .... ....

I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Friday, 12 July 2019 03:26 (one week ago) link

Has anyone played Outer Wilds? It's getting pretty high praise but is first person which is, for me, typically off limits (though I managed Obra Dinn well enough).

The Worf of Wall Street (Leee), Sunday, 14 July 2019 17:27 (one week ago) link

not yet but it seems to be the indie darling of the year, its on my list

ciderpress, Sunday, 14 July 2019 17:48 (one week ago) link

Oh man I dug my PSVR out of the box it’s been in all year and started playing Astrobot Rescue Mission. It’s the best thing I’ve played in the last 3 or 4 years, it honestly feels like this is to VR what Mario 64 was to 3D. Every level is blowing me away, it’s just crammed full of new ideas I’ve never seen anywhere else before while also being super polished, charming as heck and even laugh out loud funny on a regular basis. Can’t recommend it enough.

JimD, Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:31 (one week ago) link

anyone played Observation?

Crash Team Racing?

Young's GTS revue has beguiled me and reminds me of my first impressions of GT1. this kind of luxe John-Woo-jazz-club vibe

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:42 (one week ago) link

i've only been playing Judgment this month. going camping next week so no gaming for a bit and then fire emblem after that probably

ciderpress, Sunday, 14 July 2019 19:48 (one week ago) link

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