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    Playing games, making games, reading about games, listening to people talk about games, games.


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    Deus Ex, Thief 2, Dark Souls, GTA-series, trucking sims.

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  1. I liked, but didn't love, Mario+Rabbids, so I didn't pay much attention to the Donkey Kong DLC, but you guys really sold me on it. I also stuck with Rabbid Peach for most of the campaign, she really is the breakout star of the game.
  2. Another Red Redemption, Dead

    Vainamoinen, check out trailers 2 and 3 here, they're focused on the story/characters. Add me to the "VERY HYPED" crowd. Whenever a new Rockstar game comes out I tend to loose myself in it for a good few weeks/months. Admittedly, I got tired of GTA V pretty quickly after I finished it, but then a couple years later I started playing it frequently in co-op with friends, to the point where I may just have played it more than any of the previous entries. RE: Writing. It's not great, but it's not terrible either. I liked the characters/stories in RDR and GTA IV+DLCs, though GTA V's writing was kind of a mess, with unlikeable characters and dramatic moments that just petered out. I still have faith they can deliver something good with RDR2.
  3. [thread rez] Just finished this! Like a lot of gamers in these video game-oversaturated days, I'm starting to prefer shorter experiences. If a game drags on past 10 hours I usually start wondering when it's gonna wrap up so I can move on to the next thing. Mass Effect Andromeda is the first epic adventure I've played in a while where I didn't mind it taking it's time at all. In fact I kinda wanted it to go on forever. It's not a perfect game or anything. Compare it to The Witcher 3 and you'll see tons of things the latter game does better, not just facial animation, but also things like how it weaves storylines into each other rather than every quest being a separate thread. But I'm the kinda guy who's much more into laserguns and spaceships than swords and dragons, so in the end I did enjoy Andromeda more than The Witcher 3. I got to drive a spacetruck, explore alien planets with my buddies, have a ton of shootouts, AND bang a cute blue alien. Guys, I loved this game. Here's some photos from the trip! Me totally blowing Liam and Peebee's minds by doing cool sci-fi shit. Exploring Elaaden with Drack. Good times.
  4. Dead Cells

    I started playing it on the Switch last night. Managed to get 2 health potions and make it to the first boss. This is very good, lots of clever little design touches. Haven't noticed any FPS issues, but then I'm not usually very sensitive to that stuff.
  5. Recently completed video games

    I finished Desert Golfing. Video evidence: This game is kind of a masterpiece. It's a perfect mobile game, and it's a game that gets procedural generation right. It shows that if you've got solid gameplay, the game world can be procedurally generated and just go on for (nearly) forever, and the game won't get dull. Compare it with No Man's Sky which did not have great core gameplay, so it's beautiful worlds were kinda wasted. And it's a great mobile game because of how lightweight it is. Whenever I have a few minutes to kill, I can whip out my phone and start playing it in 5 seconds, with barely any loadtime and no menus. Just as importantly, I can put it down just as fast, without losing any progress. If you're looking for something to play on a phone, check it out. It's also available on Steam, but it works better as a mobile game imo.
  6. Missions Impossible

    That's those level 9 scientology powers at work!
  7. Quitter's Club: Don't be ashamed to quit the game.

    I quit a PILE of stuff recently. All of them games I enjoyed for many hours but which I eventually just ran out of interest in. Darkwood (made it to the 3rd area) Gravity Rush 2 Hollow Knight (defeated 1 of the 3 end bosses, I think.) Horizon Zero Dawn Shadowrun: Dragonfall DC Strafe Styx 2
  8. Missions Impossible

    Man I thought 3 was boooooooring. 2 is also boring as hell for the first ~1,5h, but that last half hour is the best thing John Woo has made since he came to Hollywood. My ranking: 4>1>5>2>3 Looking forward to seeing the new one. Might catch it this weekend. Y'know what, if anyone here hasn't seen MI2 because of the bad reviews, at least treat yourself to this: This beautiful physics-defying slo-mo motorcycle-spectacle is arguably the movie's highpoint.
  9. Movie/TV recommendations

    What I watched in July, more or less: Split - Damn this was good! I went in not knowing much about it (except for the final twist, because of course the internet had ruined that surprise for me). Never a dull moment in this one, I was captivated throughout. That Shaymalan's career has been real up and down, but with this one he knocked it out of the park. Patriots' Day - This one's about the Boston Marathon bombings. I didn't think the bombings themselves would have enough drama to sustain a entire movie, but I wasn't aware of just how crazy the ensuing manhunt got. I'm sure a lot of it is heightened, but a very thrilling movie anyway. XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage - Well, it's as dumb and over-the-top as you'd want, but unlike the Fast & Furious movies it doesn't have the character drama to make you care about any of it, and as a result it kinda gets boring long before the end. Shame. Moonlight - Ok, yes, this was pretty damn good. Oscar well deserved. People Places Things - Jemaine Clement-starring dramedy about a divorcee cartoonist. It's enjoyable, but I seriously watched almost the entire thing before I realized I'd seen it before. So, uh, not super-memorable. Cadillac Records - It's about Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf and Chess Records and all that jazz. I mean, blues. Good cast, good tunes, decent drama. It's alright! Cars 3 - Well, this was pretty unremarkable. GLOW Season 2 - Some of the drama early in the season felt a bit contrived and out of character just to set things up for later, but besides that a really solid season. Even better than the first one. Great performances by Allison Brie and Marc Maron. The Dark Tower - Decent, but forgettable. I didn't hate it tho. Altered States - William Hurt plays a scientist who uses mind-altering substances to alter his physiology and turn himself into an APEMAN! A weird, slow acid-trip of a movie. Captain Phillips - Like a real-life Die Hard. Good stuff. Logan Lucky - Wonderful performances and interesting characters. I liked Adam Driver more in this than in anything else he's done. Kingsman: The Golden Circle - I watched this the day after seeing Logan Lucky, and BOTH MOVIES features characters who spontaneously start singing "Take me home, Country Roads"! I thought I was loosing my mind, man. Anyway, just as over-the-top and fun as the first Kingsman. Great actionscenes set to great music. Elton John is great as Elton John. Batman: Gotham by Gaslight - It's steampunk Batman hunting Jack The Ripper. You'll never guess who the Ripper is. I did not see it coming. American Honey - This is kind of an ambling plot-less thing that gets by on it's characters and performances. I liked it.
  10. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    I've sold some cards in the past but as they've made the process more complicated over the years I'm not really sure the work put into it is worth it any more. Yeah, I think I'd agree with that pick.
  11. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    Yay! So, what's the verdict? What's THE BEST FPS GAME? I'm pretty sure I've played at least 80% of your list, but a lot of the older stuff is wrapped up in nostalgia, so I'd love to hear how you feel, having just played all this stuff recently. It is indeed good shit. I feel like most of the best first person shooters I've played the past couple of years have been VR games. Robo Recall, Arizona Sunshine, In Death, Rec Room! VR is where all the interesting FPS stuff is happening at the moment.
  12. Sounds like a real Jacob's Ladder scenario.
  13. GOTFHOTY 2018

    Ah yes, thanks for the thoughts. I think I might pick it up when it pops up in a sale next time.
  14. The Big FPS Playthrough MISSION COMPLETE

    [Annoying know-it-all nerd voice]Uuuuuhhhhhh ACTUALLY the original 1981 Wolfenstein game was one of the FIRST stealth games![/Annoying know-it-all nerd voice] Anyway I loved the stealth stuff in TNO, but then I love stealth in general. If there's a stealth option in a game, you bet I'm gonna STEALTH.
  15. GOTFHOTY 2018

    I was looking at metacritic's top-rated games by the critics so far this year, and atop the chart sits God Of War (PS4). Anyone here play that one yet? I'm wondering if it's something I'd enjoy. I've never been into spectacle fighters, so I've steered clear of the previous GoW games, but from what I've seen of this one the combat does seem more grounded than the earlier games. Looks kinda similar to the combat in Hellblade actually, which I enjoyed despite it's simplicity.