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Re: What are you playing right now?

Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:30 am

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Please help, I have been playing DOTA 2 since past couple of weeks. Extremely addictive, oh and i just love how people start cursing each other and call each other noob as soon as their team starts losing. :lol:


What did you expect? This quote is exactly what Dota is. It IS fun, but the number of twelve year old ass-hats playing that go berserk at the smallest things is beyond infuriating.


I actually love it when they start throwing trash, if you ignore the clowns the game is just awesome.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:23 am

I'm back into Rimworld yet again with a little Ark and DayZ on the side if friends are playing.

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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:40 pm

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The game can be slow, but the AI is not necessarily passive - there are a lot of possible AI trait combinations, and if you're near a fanatical, xenophobic species, you might have some issues. That being said, the game proceeds at a stately pace and can be paused at any time. You can speed up the passage of time, but I'd recommend against doing so until you're comfortable with the mechanics.

This game is absolutely phenomenal. I have not enjoyed a video game this much in quite a while, years probably.

I'm having a blast on my first game and now I see there are Star Trek and Star Wars mods which I can try. There's a "Fallen Empire" I discovered and I was reading about them online.

Thanks for posting about this game. A++ My wife is also happy because I uninstalled Hearthstone. The random nature of that game makes me mad sometimes.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:50 am

The only game I'm playing at this time is Paladins.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:53 pm

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Slow games, passive AI are ok with me. I like winning and I don't have the time or mental energy to devote to being an expert of new games these days.


The game can be slow, but the AI is not necessarily passive - there are a lot of possible AI trait combinations, and if you're near a fanatical, xenophobic species, you might have some issues.  That being said, the game proceeds at a stately pace and can be paused at any time.  You can speed up the passage of time, but I'd recommend against doing so until you're comfortable with the mechanics.

I just tried this, and... sure, it's difficult, but oddly that's hardly the problem. War Goals and War-score are driving me up the wall. I guess because I generally play non-martial races I haven't run into this yet?

My race has a general freakout when I when I enable purging and all over again whenever I do it. Every time I get a significant advantage in a war the AI strategically declares Peace, and I need to re-start the war over and over again to prosecute it. If my goals have too high a war-score I can't even declare it... and even "extreme" bombing rarely kills anything, I guess I could just leave my main fleet to loiter over a planet for years in the hopes something dies, in a game that shows individual days passing.

Thinking about playing MOO2 again and dropping a lot of antimatter from high orbit, just because I can.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:00 pm

Vhalidictes wrote:

I just tried this, and... sure, it's difficult, but oddly that's hardly the problem. War Goals and War-score are driving me up the wall. I guess because I generally play non-martial races I haven't run into this yet?

My race has a general freakout when I when I enable purging and all over again whenever I do it. Every time I get a significant advantage in a war the AI strategically declares Peace, and I need to re-start the war over and over again to prosecute it. If my goals have too high a war-score I can't even declare it... and even "extreme" bombing rarely kills anything, I guess I could just leave my main fleet to loiter over a planet for years in the hopes something dies, in a game that shows individual days passing.

Thinking about playing MOO2 again and dropping a lot of antimatter from high orbit, just because I can.

I loaded the Star Trek New Horizons mod. I agree, war is kinda hard. I razed almost every space station the Gorns had as Romulans and I still messed some things up. Now the Gorns allied with the Klingons and I can't easily fight them again.

The AI likes to group up into alliances so you can't destroy them piecemeal.

Also, having a large fleet is a huge drain on energy if you go above naval limits. Other annoying thing is the random pirates they seeded all over the map as blockers. But still having a lot of fun. I went looking for the Dominion and Borg and haven't found them yet, though they are playable factions.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:10 am

GTA 4
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:43 am

Its been slow game wise around here. Been alternating between Star Trek Online and Fallout 4 the last week or so. Just killing time until I find something new to tackle. Been watching news about Mass Effect Andromeda. So far it looks promising but keep reminding myself about the way they flubbed ME 3 and Dragon Age Inquisition.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:20 pm

Infamous: Second Son. It's a little older, but it is SO GOOD. A good story, exceptional voice acting, and outstanding action. Also working my way through the Legacy of the Void campaign on Brutal difficulty - I've already done that with WoL, HotS, and the pre-LotV campaign.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:17 pm

Well, my wife is not a gamer other than Windows solitaire when she's chatting on the phone and she never cared much for StarWars/Star Trek etc. However I did succeed in making my kids Star Wars fans and we've been playing Battlefront together a lot lately. It's much cheaper now and all the DLCs are lower priced too. My daughters leveled up quickly but I'm trailing behind. Online it can be frustrating with so many high level players but it does have some co-op play and private server options.
I remember watching the original Star Wars in 1977 at a drive-in theater (are there any left these days?) and like most people was blown away by the effects, action, and lore. Flying the X-wings, hearing the howling Tie fighters and taking down an AT-AT just brings back the nostalgic thrills for me.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:06 pm

If you like Star Wars and gaming, you should definitely play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords. Single-player RPGs like these have no high-level griefers like those found in some MMOs.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:23 pm

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If you like Star Wars and gaming, you should definitely play Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords. Single-player RPGs like these have no high-level griefers like those found in some MMOs.

Thanks, my older daughter expressed an interest in Knights of the Old Republic. I liked several of the former LucasArts software titles like Jedi Knight-Dark Forces, Tie Fighter Special Edition etc.
These are still available on Steam but maybe too old to run smoothly on today's tech.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:34 pm

Going to start in on Ghost Recon:Wildlands tomorrow afternoon.

(Just picked it up from Steam.)
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:38 pm

I'm in the middle of "Setting up an isolated WEP 802.11b network to connect old gaming hardware in order to dump ROMs over FTP while said hardware still has a ghost of life in it, being hampered by the habit of The World's Last Known 2GB microSD Card to corrupt data if you breathe in its general direction."

I.e., finishing the backup of my collection of DS and GBA games while I still have working hardware.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:28 pm

Crypt of the Necrodancer - it's a retro 8-bit style rhythm dungeon crawler
http://necrodancer.com/

It's a blast to take off the headphones and crank up the speakers with the catchy soundtracks in each level
I like Danny Baranowsky's work in this and I enjoy Jesper Kyd's musical contributions to games like Borderlands and other titles.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:26 am

If you're a fan of Metroidvania games, give Hollow Knight a shot. Gameplay is fun, and I'm a big fan of the aesthetic.

It also looks like this one is destined for the Switch, too. It might also make it to XBOne and PS4, but this would be a nice addition to Nintendo's limited lineup.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:43 am

Nier: Automata. It's a shooter, it's a brawler, it's an action-RPG, it's an open world game, it's a battle in virtual realities, it's a philosophical treatise on the nature of sentience.

Also recently played Duskers, a command-line drone exploration and survival roguelike with perma-death. Fun and tense.
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Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:44 am

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Re: What are you playing right now?

Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:04 am

Played Kingdom of Loathing again today for prob the first time since 2005 or so. Completely forgot about this one, and only remembered it when I got access to my ancient gmail account again, back from 2004 that I signed up with. 8)
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:24 am

Spanish Dragon Age Inquisition. Got it for $6 for PS4 on a sale. Missed it when it was new for whatever reason, but it's fun.

Starfalcon wrote:
Played Kingdom of Loathing again today for prob the first time since 2005 or so. Completely forgot about this one, and only remembered it when I got access to my ancient gmail account again, back from 2004 that I signed up with. 8)

Talk about a blast from the past! I haven't heard or thought about that game in a decade or more.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:29 pm

Yeah I was very suprised it was still up and running, and my character was exactly as I left it those many years ago....almost 10 plus years ago
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:36 am

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Slowly making my way through Mirror's Edge Catalyst.

Verdict?
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:20 am

NieR: Automata

On my second playthrough. Unlocked all 5 main endings in the first playthrough and about a dozen of the joke endings. Sacrificed my save file to appease the gods. Taking my time to 100% the game this time, and there are some nice touches I'd missed the first time through.

I love this game so much. Critics like Jim Sterling weren't exaggerating when they said this game is historically significant, and that it's an important milestone in gaming, because the game marries a fusion of mechanics and storytelling that transcends its component parts, and leads the player to ask deep existential questions of themselves without ever coming right out and spelling it for them. All stamped with Yoko Taro's signature autership (and yes, weirdness. Very, very weirdness).

The game itself is ridiculously fun, with a fluid combat system that is the best that Platinum has ever done. It's very accessible, yet I'm still learning nuances 60 hrs later. The game world is charming, bleak, and, for lack of a better word, desolate. This is a world whose time has gone; it's a vision of the future both more and less bombastic than the typical post-apocalyptic wastelands of gaming. In a world where androids and alien robots wage an endless war, this is a world whose quiet places speak of the insignificance of the works of man. It reminds me of Hyper Light Drifter, of Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Jack Vance's Tales of Dying Earth, Gene Wolfe's Solar series, Nausicaa, and there's even one ending of the game that is very Arthur C. Clarke.

TLDR; NieR: Automata is a third-person open world action/rpg, brawler, platformer, shmup, bullet hell, twin-stick shooter sadness simulator. I'm glad I came, I'll stay a while.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:20 am

Just started World of Warships. Pretty fun so far. Being a WW1 and WW2 buff makes it extra enjoyable. Now to try to get my dad to try it.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:08 pm

Diablo 3 RoS Season 10 as a Witch Doctor Hard Core.

Skyrim Special Edition, man I wish I would have played this game 2-3 years ago. I'm about 15 hours in so far and it's so fun.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:39 pm

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Skyrim Special Edition, man I wish I would have played this game 2-3 years ago. I'm about 15 hours in so far and it's so fun.


I received Skyrim as a Steam gift back in 2012 and it took me off and on 4 years to do all the DLC's, side quests and user developed adventures. It still is one of my favorite PC RPG's to revisit and just explore.
I also have the "Special Edition" version but have not played it much since my mods from the original version do not carry over. Can't go without my lamp light, extra bandoliers and Lord of the Rings weapon mods anymore :(
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:25 pm

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Arma 3 all the way ;)


I was really excited to play Arma 3 back in the day. Especially with all the zombie apocalypse mods my friends played.

The AAAA price was a major problem, especially considering how finely aged the game even back then. The game plus DayZ was something like $80 combined. Nope.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:14 pm

Titanfall 2 was 50% off over the weekend, so I threw Respawn some love and have had a blast. The campaign is short but sweet, with enough sense to leave you wanting more without overstaying its welcome, and the multiplayer is vicious. Not since the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare have I been this impressed by a shooter.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:52 pm

Gears of War 4 on my PC thru Xbox. So far so good. My only complaint is that you would think that a pair of 30mm cannons would be able to shoot through a packing crate and blast the bad guy...but...nooooooo, you have to wait till he pokes his head up first. So now I got blowed up. Never fear, I'll be Bock...
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:10 am

Been playing and replaying missions in Sniper Elite 4. I really love the details they put into that game, and the shooting/strategy of missions are really fun.

I also tried Dreadnaught yesterday, and I really liked it. It's still clearly in beta, but the core gameplay of flying capital ships is fun, and landing a plasma broadside is massively satisfying.
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