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Reply #12635 on: June 18, 2018, 03:01:02 PM

Van Helsing, complete package
Titan quest w/ both expansions
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Reply #12636 on: June 18, 2018, 05:42:02 PM

Seconding Titan Quest
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Reply #12637 on: June 18, 2018, 10:09:46 PM

Diablo 3 is vastly better after they overhauled it, eliminating the Auction House nonsense and patching the fun (good loot) back into the game. Season play also makes it much more interesting (for me) for some reason, maybe the combination of getting a full named set plus having goals that drive a little bit of diversity in play without having to wade through the lame-ass story.

That said, it is much more like D1 than D2 now, so that may or may not be an improvement depending on which of those you liked better.

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Reply #12638 on: June 19, 2018, 07:13:16 PM

Diablo 3 is vastly better after they overhauled it, eliminating the Auction House nonsense and patching the fun (good loot) back into the game. Season play also makes it much more interesting (for me) for some reason, maybe the combination of getting a full named set plus having goals that drive a little bit of diversity in play without having to wade through the lame-ass story.

That said, it is much more like D1 than D2 now, so that may or may not be an improvement depending on which of those you liked better.

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So much better than release.  I brainless hack and slash that I could play with one hand was perfect.  Haven't had that much fun with a video game in years.  Granted it was the special circumstance that made it so much fun

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Reply #12639 on: June 25, 2018, 05:33:20 AM

Playing Mario Tennis Aces.

Being royally pissed off by the game because I thought it was an arcade tennis game (being Mario Tennis and all) but realized that it is really a fighter with tennis mechanics.

The way to win is actually by reducing the player health down to zero (by breaking rackets and winning through KO) and not by being better at tennis and winning sets and matches.

I never wanted to play a fighter though.
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Reply #12640 on: June 25, 2018, 12:00:40 PM

You didn’t try the demo first?
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Reply #12641 on: June 25, 2018, 01:00:32 PM

I am winning by playing tennis.  Breaking rackets is hard.

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Reply #12642 on: June 25, 2018, 02:32:30 PM

I was way more zen in State of Decay 2 until I realized it was really starting to amp up the spawns as the weeks dragged on. Part of me wants to just drag that on forever as loot doesn't respawn, so you'd pick the entire map clean and have to rely on your base and limited outposts for any new stuff and the increasing zombie counts just overwhelm your resources. Basically a kind of iron man 'how many days can you last' thing.
While I'm still playing State of Decay 2, I'm starting to falter. Not because I'm not loving it, still, but because of this ramping up thing.

I'm in my 3rd settlement (you get boons for each newgame+ as you complete the map with different leaders). First day was ok, but by day 3 (THREE), I'm getting triple hordes and tons of specials. I have decent guns and swords, but honestly it's just wearing down my swords as I wade through the constant hordes and due to ammo stacking, I can either carry ammo or loot. I can't imagine the spawns by day 30 on this map, or how bad it would get on playthrough 4!

My initial intent was to play through 4 times to unlock all the boons (though you can only play with 2 active on a map) and then do an ironman run to the death. But the spawn ramp-up is harshing my chill gameplay.

Still, for $30 it's hard to complain about the sheer hours of fun I got out of it, and would still get plenty more if it had just plateaud rather than kept ramping.

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Reply #12643 on: June 25, 2018, 06:06:59 PM

MH was way more casual than something like PoE. Torchlight I/II may be an option. Grim Dawn falls into the Diablo III evil aesthetic (might as well just play Diablo III).


Torchlight 1 and 2 are good options for a casual gamer and you can buy both of them for less than $10.  They both also have free demos.
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Reply #12644 on: June 25, 2018, 07:18:47 PM

I finally fulfilled the prophecy and bought the latest Gran Turismo.  It's not as much of a departure as I was led to think, but I guess on the Japanese scale it's wildly different.  You actually still buy upgrades for your car, but they are nonsensically simple and you use a separate currency.  Credits are still earned and you use that to buy cars.  You level up and that seems to unlock things.  There is also a fourth currency that I don't know what is for.

The tuning is still there and very much like what was in GT6 except now I can create a reasonable number of preset sheets (ten?) for each car. Currently still running my first car and have a Speed, Short Track, and a Nuremberg sheet. :)

Haven't tried the VR mode but I think it's just for a few events and you can't just run any track with it, which means I'm not interested in wiping my ass with it.

Might buy a wheel this time, since I just got a promotion.

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Reply #12645 on: June 25, 2018, 07:24:53 PM

Oh, and The Fire and The Flood.  Worth $10.

Also Warfarm.

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Reply #12646 on: June 25, 2018, 07:37:40 PM

Also Warfarm.

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Reply #12647 on: June 25, 2018, 11:12:34 PM

I had held off on buying Gran Turismo Sport at first because of all the "it's a dumbed down version of GT" hullabaloo that was among the original critiques. When I finally bought it, I realized that was horseshit by utter nerds who really should not be allowed in public. It's a pretty great game - maybe not as great as GT3 A-Spec but still worth what I spent on it.

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Reply #12648 on: June 26, 2018, 10:38:42 AM

The problem with the new Gran Turismo is that you only have super fast professiona racing cars as opposed to the old vintage pieces of shit that we all loved. Also, down to 200 cars at launch from the previous 1000. And there was no real singe player campaign at launch but that has been fixed a bit. Everything else is as good as ever, in fact better.

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Reply #12649 on: June 26, 2018, 04:00:16 PM

Since I bought GTSport only last week, I was unaware of a missing Campaign mode.  My second car is a Corvette from the 1960s.  I am not missing Leno's Tank Car.  I don't want to say that the last couple games had too many cars, but some of the cars were definitely phoned-in.

If anything, I think I'm missing the music selection menu.  I am happy about the absence of "The Entertainer" anywhere yet, which even with the customability of 5 (6?) you couldn't fucking turn off while washing your car or changing the oil.  I'm also happy that I don't have to wash my car or change my oil.

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Reply #12650 on: June 26, 2018, 04:13:22 PM

I put down Path of Exile for a while, which is a shame since this new league seems pretty good but I'm tired of the game right now.

Been messing around playing GW2 uber casually. Still an enjoyable game that I remember from 5 years ago, especially with a mount.
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Reply #12651 on: June 27, 2018, 08:36:28 AM

I think the State of Decay difficulty ramping also takes into account your current survivors. Playing with two veterans, one of whom was the leader of the previous map, I got triple hordes and tons of specials. Taking out two fresh characters, things are pretty tame (though still ramped up a bit from day 3 on my first map).

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Reply #12652 on: June 27, 2018, 11:57:47 AM

Splitting time between LOL ARAMs, farting around in God of War, and trying Hollow Knight.  I might be nearing the end with these first 2. Getting bored with LoL again, although ARAMs for the most part have remained aggravation free even since getting to level 30. There's a guy that streams Bronze V games and it actually makes me want to try ranked again, but then I know I won't be able to stand the toxicity and just general idiocy of the game's populace. I've beaten GoW and have cleared a lot of the map. Most of the stuff that's left is either Dark Souls level difficult or just kind of aggravating (ravens, the no-damage challenge, certain labors, etc). Great game and I feel I've gotten enough out of it to warrant the price.

Umm, I'm really horrible at Hollow Knight. I may be too old for Metroidvanias as they rightly assume that you don't have old man reflexes and want to a significant amount of time not sucking at the game.

Maybe it's time to fire up Horizon: Zero Dawn.

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Reply #12653 on: June 27, 2018, 12:10:47 PM

Getting bored with LoL again, although ARAMs for the most part have remained aggravation free even since getting to level 30. There's a guy that streams Bronze V games and it actually makes me want to try ranked again, but then I know I won't be able to stand the toxicity and just general idiocy of the game's populace.

Do you like playing ADC's/Markmen? Do you like being stunned and killed in less than 2 seconds with no ability to break out of the stuns if you manage to step one pixel too far?

If the answer to either of those questions is NO, do not play LOL ranked. The meta is utter shit.

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Reply #12654 on: July 15, 2018, 02:58:48 PM

I thought I would log in to World of Warships after a 1 year hiatus, since I got an email with a free offer to come back with a few premium ships and 10 million credits.

I log in, outfit the new IJN Tier 5 battleship.  Game starts, about 3 minutes in, I eat 5 torpedoes from CV launched aircraft with no way of returning fire.  Flooding finishes me off.

I guess I'll try again next year.  swamp poop

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Reply #12655 on: July 16, 2018, 03:04:49 PM

Restarted Red Dead Redemption in anticipation of the new one.  This game is very, very good.  Killed by a Fucking CougarTM within the first hour or two.
Also working on Mad Max for some reason.  I mean, I like it but I can't explain why I'm playing it.
Was forcefully pulled to MR 8 in Warframe.  I'm a slacker.

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Reply #12656 on: July 16, 2018, 10:25:10 PM

I was really looking forward to RDR (it was fully half the reason I bought a console), it just didn't click for me. Some cool stuff there but felt like I was just going through the motions.

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Reply #12657 on: July 17, 2018, 03:54:02 PM

On return, I think I like it more.  Compared to recent titles, it's relaxing to "mosey" or trot on a horse and enjoy the scenery.  The relatively-slower pace works well with the aesthetic.

Contrast to Mad Max, which I also enjoy for the aesthetic, in which I am simultaneously going too fast and not fast enough.

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Reply #12658 on: July 19, 2018, 06:15:38 PM

In the 'shut up department', I just traded in my xbonex for a spidey edition ps4 pro preorder.

Also, shut up  why so serious?

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Reply #12659 on: July 19, 2018, 07:02:26 PM

I think I'm bucking a trend but I've taken a break from Warframe and am playing Destiny 2. I'm not hating it. Not loving it but enjoying it. It's missing the ninja antics of Warframe but feels a lot more old school dungeon crawler with a dose of open world thrown in. Happy to play it and WF alternately as neither seems to have a paywall (other than D2's expansions). I logged into World of Warships (SEA server), played one game and gave up. I'd forgotten how toxic that server is.

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Reply #12660 on: July 19, 2018, 07:48:18 PM

In the 'shut up department', I just traded in my xbonex for a spidey edition ps4 pro preorder.

Also, shut up  why so serious?
The console looks nice, and apparently it's glossy rather than matte to make it even more distinctive. Don't really like the off-white/grey buttons on the controller, though. To me that makes the controller look "cheap".

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Reply #12661 on: Today at 06:31:34 AM

In the 'shut up department', I just traded in my xbonex for a spidey edition ps4 pro preorder.

Also, shut up  why so serious?

Damn.

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Reply #12662 on: Today at 09:18:57 AM

In the 'shut up department', I just traded in my xbonex for a spidey edition ps4 pro preorder.

Also, shut up  why so serious?
The console looks nice, and apparently it's glossy rather than matte to make it even more distinctive. Don't really like the off-white/grey buttons on the controller, though. To me that makes the controller look "cheap".

https://www.flickr.com/photos/playstationblog/sets/72157690019505246
I was just thinking about getting the pro because of exclusive like Spidey, and Amazon has a generous enough tradein where I don't have to deal with ebay bullshit; but no 1st party pros for sale and I don't want to dick around with Lightning Super Good Store or Joe's Warehouse of Sketchy Shit.

I agree on the buttons, but the timing is right. If the red is too obnoxious, I'll just put it behind my living room PC. Too bad they didn't make a super exclusive Venom version in black with the logo!

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Reply #12663 on: Today at 12:08:11 PM

In a rare break from my usual diet of Overwatch and Conan and mobile stuff, I played in a 5-round video game tournament at the office this week (in between carpentry and songwriting projects -- hack weeks are awesome, you guys).  Similar to the PAX Omegathon, games were kept a mystery until right before we played them:

1. Space Team  (groups of 4 competing for highest score before blowing up)
2. Hidden in Plain Sight (2v2, scored on kills)
3. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (groups of 3 experts + 1 defuser competing for high score across three rounds)
4. Team Tetris (2v2, first to get 40 lines wins)
5. Super Pole Riders (2v2)

My partner and I placed first (out of ~100 participants).  Grand prize was SNESes.   DRILLING AND MANLINESS


Fucking Super Pole Riders, man.  It's QWOP with sticks.  Neither of us had ever played before and we were one goal away from a complete shutout before we suddenly got the hang of the controls and clawed our way to win.
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