Bork Laser

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About Bork Laser

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    Thumb Resident
  • Birthday 09/08/1986

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  • Location
    West Virginia
  • Interests
    Being a dad
  • Favorite Games
    Super Mario Bros. 3, Ikaruga, Shadow of the Colossus, Gunstar Heroes, Half-life 2, Super Mario Galaxy, Fallout
  1. Grim Dawn

    I haven't had any serious issues in regard to performance in my four-ish hours with it so far. I am enjoying this game so far in that it is scratching the previously mentioned aRPG itch and it is a good way to sort of zone out for a bit and click bad guys. Everything feels good to me. It isn't a revolutionary game by any means, but it is getting the job done and I'm okay with that.
  2. I bought the current Humble Bundle because it had Else heart.break() thanks to the conversation about it on this episode. Thanks for making me spend money, Weekenders!
  3. "Princess in Another Castle" film

    Now that kids that grew up in the 90s are getting older and have more expendable income, we're going to see a lot of things over the next few years tug at those nostalgic heartstrings. Regardless, this sounds very interesting and I appreciate the link. I think I've always used video games as a sort of escape in some form or another. Over the last few years I've leaned on them as a stress reliever and something to sort of disconnect from grown up life for a few minutes.
  4. The Nintendo Wii U is Great Thread

    The Year of Luigi ends with him graduating from medical school.
  5. Album of the Year, '13

    If we were going by albums I listened to the most this year, my album of the year would be a tie between Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, The National's Trouble Will Find Me, or Kanye West's Yeezus.
  6. The Novelist

    This lovely game released a few days ago and I thought that the Thumbs community would find it interesting. As a husband and a father a lot of the decisions you're forced to make in this game left me with a knot in my stomach. Has anyone else tried it?
  7. Recently completed video games

    A worthy investment!
  8. Forgotten Games of 2013

    I've been a pretty big MG fan most of my life but I never played MGR. I'm listening to its buttrock-tastic soundtrack right now and it means that I will likely buy the game when it hits PC in the next week or so.
  9. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    Full Throttle is amazing. It's a point and click adventure game, so I don't think you'd have much difficulty adjusting to it as you'll basically just use your mouse. It does have a driving mechanic during a small portion of the game that is kind of funky, but the rest of the game is pretty tame in terms of control and you shouldn't have too much difficulty adjusting to it.
  10. Return of the Steam Box!

    Good luck to everyone who entered! I really, really want to get my hands on one of those controllers.
  11. Return of the Steam Box!

    I recently built a PC (with a nice microATX case) to play PC games on in my living room and I've got a pretty comfortable set up going. I have it set up to boot right into Steam Big Picture Mode and I am using a wireless keyboard + mouse with a lapdesk-type thing from my couch. I have the receiver for the KB+M plugged into a USB extension cable which I've set up on the end of my entertainment center to help reduce the chance of any latency. I've been playing games like this for over a week now and even with shooters I'm not noticing any serious input lag.
  12. Recently completed video games

    I posted a bit more about it in its main thread, but I finally got around to finishing Tomb Raider (2013) last night and while it was fun, it was a pretty standard third person action game. The set pieces and production quality make it worth trying, at least. Over the weekend I played through The Stanley Parable and I pretty much fell in love with it. I went down every path I noticed during my first run, but I'm sure there are things I missed (I think I finished it in a little over two hours). I didn't know a thing about it going into it which I think made it that much more enjoyable. I highly recommend it. I ran through Game Dev Tycoon recently, as well. If you played Game Dev Story for iOS/Android it's pretty similar structurally, but you have a bit more control over a game's development process in this game and I think it's still worth a playthrough if you enjoy that type of game.
  13. Tomb Raider

    I finally got around to finishing this yesterday and I enjoyed it well enough. In terms of gameplay it was pretty by-the-books in regard to the third person action game genre, but it's completely carried by its outstanding production. I played it over a rather large span of time, which I think is because I got really bored trying to find every single tomb/artifact/journal entry. When I came back to it a week or so ago I just decided to play through the main game. With a game like this, lore and collectathons really do little for me so I stuck to the thing that I enjoyed most about the game; the set pieces. I think I finished the story with 66% of the game completed. I'd still recommend the game and I'd probably play a sequel to it some time after release because I had fun with it. It's just not something I see myself going back to.
  14. No Man's Sky Thank the heavens. I want a lonely space exploration game. I'm fine with SimCity/Dark Souls-esque online-but-not as long as it means that I don't have to actively interact with other humans.
  15. Video Game Baby - Idle Parents

    Last night I was playing Euro Truck Simulator 2 and my daughter dragged her high chair in front of the TV and made me put her in it so she could pretend to drive. She kept saying "Truck! Truck!" and making gigantic steering motions with her arms while I drove through rural France listening to some Europop.