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Re: What are you playing right now?

Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:22 pm

I'm 'playing' JIRA and MS Excel right now :-?
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:04 pm

I just finished Guacamelee!, and it was the most fun I've had with a game in quite a while. Old school platforming. Very much Metroid meets Streets of Rage.

I just started Tomb Raider: Anniversary ($1.79 during the Steam sale), and boy do those camera angles bring me back to the 90's.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:06 pm

I'm in the ESO beta and got my invite for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. So 20+ G of download and I believe I am ready to go.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:10 pm

Savyg wrote:
superjawes wrote:
I thought most people playing hard modes farmed bosses for loot...after all, I think the golden keys just give you purple (epic) items, while bosses drop orange (legendary) ones.

I wouldn't know. I don't usually play those.


I can't speak about the chest (I don't have a golden key and am not joining facebook to get one), but I think you're right. Only way to get Orange is from farming bosses, killing loot midgets or randomly opening up crates.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:22 pm

Prestige Worldwide wrote:
I'm 'playing' JIRA and MS Excel right now :-?

I am literally right now looking up JIRA tickets and entering them into an Excel spreadsheet. Trying to figure out if I created all the issues I need to create.

When I'm not at work, I'm playing GTA5 on PS3, CSR Racing on my phone, and ESPN NFL 2k5 on the OG Xbox. Taking the Rams to the Super Bowl. :lol:
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:54 pm

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Re: What are you playing right now?

Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:18 pm

Still playing Cytus Lambda, I'm now good enough to get Million Master (perfect score) in many songs on Easy (haven't gotten any better than an 'A' rating on Hard yet).
Also playing Kentucky Route 0 on PC, on Act II. Very atmospheric game, love the minimalist graphics.
Tried out State of Decay, was a diversion, but not enough 'fun' and too much 'grind'. Eventually lost interest.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:11 pm

Currently, I'm completely sucked into Skyrim. (Just started a few weeks ago). About two thirds playing and one third mod hunting and testing. (Not making my own, just finding good work by others that I feel improves the game rather than hurts it.)

Before that, I beat Arkham Asylum. Fun in its way.

Before that, Prison Architect. In ways, it is ridiculously fun. But it got old quick.

Before that, I gave up on Borderlands 2 after about 10-15 hours. I kept hoping it would grab me, but it didn't. Maybe because I was playing alone?

Before that, Borderlands 1. It was just okay, I think. I wouldn't recommend it. Then again, I was playing alone for that one as well.

Before that, Tomb Raider (the new one). It's really great!

Before that, League of Legends for a while. I'll never be pro and I accept that, I just can't handle variety in my champion pool! But I feel like the game is broken because it consistently sets me up for very one-sided games. Their opponent matching system sucks, which means people get tired of losing, which means people continuously create newbie accounts to feel pro by pwning people playing their first few games. I don't want to farm newbies, I just want to play with and against people of my own difficulty level. Is that too much to ask? But repeatedly, I get matched against seemingly superstar players. And winning one game in ten really sucks. I hate to be a quitter. But I also hate when I just can't wait for the 20 minute mark so I can surrender because it's already so hopelessly lost, usually because of my randomly matched teammates. Sorry if this seemed like a rant. I'm not truly abysmal, I just can't seem to get into a groove with randoms, or to find any constructive people to play with. Any advice?

Before that, Sleeping Dogs. Which I really recommend. And I'm considering another play-through.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:59 pm

I'm playing the Piano...it's been a whole lot more fun than any video game I own of late and a lot more gratifying in my opinion. But, when I am playing video games it's been WoW and BF3, blah... :)

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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:52 pm

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Currently, I'm completely sucked into Skyrim. (Just started a few weeks ago). About two thirds playing and one third mod hunting and testing. (Not making my own, just finding good work by others that I feel improves the game rather than hurts it.)

A dangerous place to be. I have about 800 hours in the stupid game and am up for ESO beta play on the weekend.

You are being sucked to the machine. I have 7 major characters and my Dark Elf, a product of all that experience is a major badass:

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The Beast of Riften at the Forge

Beware. ;)
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:22 pm

I'm just not attracted to dark elves. Does that make me racist? :oops:
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:27 pm

Milo Burke wrote:
Before that, I gave up on Borderlands 2 after about 10-15 hours. I kept hoping it would grab me, but it didn't. Maybe because I was playing alone?

Pretty much. I wouldn't even be playing if my friend didn't want to so much.
And now I'm no longer primarily a PC gamer. *shrug*
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:40 pm

I only have one gamer friend, and she exclusively plays PS3. So we can't co-op on anything. (Even though she just started Borderlands.) Maybe that's why I tend to stick to single player games? Truthfully, I haven't even considered Battlefield 4 or the others in that genre. But maybe because I need more gamer friends to enjoy them?
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:07 pm

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I'm just not attracted to dark elves. Does that make me racist? :oops:

Sensible is more like it.

There is a stack of crossdressing in the game. Half the guys are playing as chicks. I have never done that but hey, whatever floats your boast. He is the first character I actually put some time into getting the look right and yes the muscle sliders are maxxed, but that's more like envy, as I lift weights myself. ;)
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:10 pm

never finished Torchlight or 2, so i'm currently playing TL2, and Skyrim (mainly exploring the land)
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:22 pm

Milo Burke wrote:
I only have one gamer friend, and she exclusively plays PS3. So we can't co-op on anything. (Even though she just started Borderlands.) Maybe that's why I tend to stick to single player games? Truthfully, I haven't even considered Battlefield 4 or the others in that genre. But maybe because I need more gamer friends to enjoy them?

You really have to have a taste for war FPSes to begin with. I like BF3 and 4 but it's hard for me to get too attached...haven't even played the China Rising content yet.

They're fun, but they take a lot of dedication to get the good stuff and I start to feel it's more trouble than it's worth after a while.
And now I'm no longer primarily a PC gamer. *shrug*
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:37 pm

Fired up my old warhammer 40k dawn of war, got instantly sucked into it.

No widescreen in the old game, highest resolution supported 1600x1200 :D
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:12 am

If you add friends on Steam, how easy is it to play a multiplayer game with them?

And I suppose I should ask which multiplayer games are popular with Steam users?
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:21 am

You can invite anyone from your friends list to play a game...maybe only if they own the game, but it is fairly easy.

Fair warning, though. Steam apparently does have a "free" version. I tried to play TF2 with someone right after it went free to play and I couldn't even add him as a friend. Might not be a real issue, but it was annoying.
On second thought, let's not go to TechReport. Tis a silly place.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:25 am

Milo Burke wrote:
If you add friends on Steam, how easy is it to play a multiplayer game with them?

And I suppose I should ask which multiplayer games are popular with Steam users?


DoTA2, L4D2, TF2, CS:GO, Just Cause 2 (multiplayer mod), CoD, War Thunder.

You can see which games are most popular here http://store.steampowered.com/stats/.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:01 pm

Dota is like League of Legends? Do any of you play?
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:04 pm

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Dota is like League of Legends? Do any of you play?

Not I. The general consensus I hear is that Dota 2 is much less forgiving.
On second thought, let's not go to TechReport. Tis a silly place.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:20 pm

Vindictus! キタ━━━━(゚∀゚)━━━━!!
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I tried it way back in beta, it didn't grab me, probably because around that time I started playing Rusty Hearts with friends. I've come back to it recently and it's a lot of fun! It's pretty much the only MMORPG that actually has the same feel and speed as a proper high-action brawler like Devil May Cry or Bayonetta. Very grindy, though, and their implementation of the F2P model is a little cash-grabby for my taste (like all Nexon games.) The Source engine is looking awful dated these days, too. Still, I'm having fun. For someone like me who plays MMORPGs for dress-up as much as the actual gameplay, it's frustrating to be too poor to buy clothes when there are so many cute & sexy clothes in the game.

Of course, I'm still playing Blacklight: Retribution and Warframe, my mainstays. I also found a fondness for Risk of Rain and Red Dead Redemption lately, although I'm almost done with RoR.

Milo Burke wrote:
Dota is like League of Legends? Do any of you play?
I used to play a lot of LoL. DOTA is the progenitor of the form, of course; I'm sure you meant DOTA 2, which retains the merciless learning curve of the original game. I really don't recommend DOTA 2 unless you are pretty good at League and want a less refined experience that is more hostile to newcomers. The community in League is bad, too, but the community in DOTA 2 is a whole order of magnitude worse. It really is that bad; I'd almost rather play on Xbox Live, and that should tell you something.

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Fair warning, though. Steam apparently does have a "free" version. I tried to play TF2 with someone right after it went free to play and I couldn't even add him as a friend. Might not be a real issue, but it was annoying.
Strange bug you had. Steam is always free. Anyone can download it and make an account for free. You just had some error; it had nothing to do with TF2 or the free to play change. There are tons of pure free-to-play and just straight-up free games on Steam. I know people who play games on Steam every day without actually owning any games on Steam; just using it as a social platform and launcher for F2P games.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:29 pm

Does anyone here play League? That might want to play with me when I'm through my Skyrim phase?
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:55 pm

I dabble in League mostly to play with my friends. I have a feeling/am hoping that Heroes of the Storm will replace that.
On second thought, let's not go to TechReport. Tis a silly place.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:13 pm

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i should totally play that again. That is still one of my favorite games to date.

currently playing vindictus and tera online.

been playing vindictus off and on for over 3 years now.... haha I just love the action combat and soloing raid bosses for fun. Pushes your hand eye coordination to the max! @_@. Its not a mmorpg, but a action online rpg with a lot of fashion items for dress up, if you are into that sort of thing.
 
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:34 pm

CB5000 wrote:
been playing vindictus off and on for over 3 years now.... haha I just love the action combat and soloing raid bosses for fun. Pushes your hand eye coordination to the max! @_@. Its not a mmorpg, but a action online rpg with a lot of fashion items for dress up, if you are into that sort of thing.

It's a lot of fun; I just wish you could unlock the FPS! I didn't buy a lightboost display to play at 60hz!
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:46 pm

Playing Elder Scrolls Online right now and for the next 2 days. A stress test and there do seem to be a lot of us. It's basically Skyrim online and they have done a pretty good job, I will be buying it. Be nice if I can keep my Dark Elf I made today, but hey.

I am under an NDA so no details but this one is gonna be big.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:14 am

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I am under an NDA so no details but this one is gonna be big.
If you actually read the NDA you'd know that you aren't even supposed to tell people you're in the beta.

Anyway, my, uh, friend, is in the beta too, and she says it's a crap game compared to the free action MMOs out of Korea and China. But I wouldn't know of course since it's definitely not me in the beta.
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Re: What are you playing right now?

Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:46 am

planetside 2
i have over 1000 hours in the game so far and im still just as addicted to it as i was when it first released
i have level 100 (max lvl) 51-40-35-29-25 characters

i have my lvl100 on briggs server (the aussie one) but just started playing on the connery server because the epic battles on that server with its huge population are awesome
its not uncommon to see 20/30 tanks and a hundred infantry in the same area fighting over a base like crossroads or tawrich or rashnu or indar excavation
sometimes its so awesome that you really just look at whats going on in awe and forget you are actually fighting in these great battles
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