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TOS wrote:
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TOS wrote: just installed gtav on my one ... holy crap i'd forgotten what an amazing game that is

the constant satire is just so wonderful (those radio ads!)

Is it really that good? Is it as non-linear as earlier versions? I tried an older one (I can't remember if it was 3 or 4) and I just couldn't get into it, particularly with how directionless it felt.


sort of like fallout, there's a storyline but you don't necessarily have to follow it -- however it's a great story very worth following

Is it always obvious where to go next if you want to continue the story?
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Far too much Conan Exiles. I am a sucker for survival games and this one has it all. Great graphics, great setting, fun gameplay, floppy boobies, floppy dongs (well, if you are playing on a non NA client and server. For some reason we aren’t allowed to see the dong, just the boobies.)
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MacAddict4Life wrote:
TOS wrote:
MacAddict4Life wrote:
TOS wrote: just installed gtav on my one ... holy crap i'd forgotten what an amazing game that is

the constant satire is just so wonderful (those radio ads!)

Is it really that good? Is it as non-linear as earlier versions? I tried an older one (I can't remember if it was 3 or 4) and I just couldn't get into it, particularly with how directionless it felt.


sort of like fallout, there's a storyline but you don't necessarily have to follow it -- however it's a great story very worth following

Is it always obvious where to go next if you want to continue the story?


sure, there's a map with markers and you just click to create a route to it
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rime, on the switch

basically a modern version of myst

really pretty, beautiful music, love it ... son and i totally addicted
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Kerbal Space Program is still awesome.
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just finished rime

frigging punch in the gut ... an unexpectedly emotional ending
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dv wrote: Kerbal Space Program is still awesome.



Yes. Yes, it is.
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so i saw resident evil 4 was available for the one, saw it on amazon at a great price

holyyyyy human waste did they screw this up! the controls are just unbelievably, apocalyptically bad

it's basically unplayable

total piece of crap

(should have gotten it for the wii instead)
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I am playing PUBG; but pretty much suck at it. It is hard in my opinion; you can't operate in the normal FPS mode otherwise you will get cut down. There may be a number of people cheating; and they are working on curbing that.

Also playing Shadow of the Tomb Raider; graphics are kick ass and some of the new game mechanics work pretty good. I wonder what a FP Tomb Raider would play like. The engine can do it.
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Warin wrote: Far too much Conan Exiles. I am a sucker for survival games and this one has it all. Great graphics, great setting, fun gameplay, floppy boobies, floppy dongs (well, if you are playing on a non NA client and server. For some reason we aren’t allowed to see the dong, just the boobies.)

fiddlesticks this game. I had nearly 100 hours into building a base, and because I didn’t log in for 5 days, it decayed. Which means I would have to spend another 30-40 hours just to get back to where I was. So, it is now uninstalled.
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Warin wrote:
Warin wrote: Far too much Conan Exiles. I am a sucker for survival games and this one has it all. Great graphics, great setting, fun gameplay, floppy boobies, floppy dongs (well, if you are playing on a non NA client and server. For some reason we aren’t allowed to see the dong, just the boobies.)

fiddlesticks this game. I had nearly 100 hours into building a base, and because I didn’t log in for 5 days, it decayed. Which means I would have to spend another 30-40 hours just to get back to where I was. So, it is now uninstalled.


Haha you casual. How dare you have a life and a job.
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dv wrote:Haha you casual. How dare you have a life and a job.


:lol: :goth:

I get that just leaving stuff in place is a bad idea for a game where loads of people play on the same server. But five days is just ridiculous. The thing is, I wont buy anything from the same publisher in the future.
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Warin wrote:
dv wrote:Haha you casual. How dare you have a life and a job.


:lol: :goth:

I get that just leaving stuff in place is a bad idea for a game where loads of people play on the same server. But five days is just ridiculous. The thing is, I wont buy anything from the same publisher in the future.


If you like designing bases, try Rimworld.
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got civ vi on the switch for christmas

haven't had a machine with enough horsepower to play it in many years and i'm really enjoying it

my wife, after i spent several hours playing it, grunting in response all questions and comments tossed in my direction: "i made a huge mistake getting you that, didn't i?"
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I got a spiffy Spider-Man PS4 pro, and I am currently playing DragonQuest Builders. Spider-Man is good as well, but...
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TOS wrote: got civ vi on the switch for christmas

haven't had a machine with enough horsepower to play it in many years and i'm really enjoying it

my wife, after i spent several hours playing it, grunting in response all questions and comments tossed in my direction: "i made a huge mistake getting you that, didn't i?"

How are the controls on the Switch? Are you playing on the TV or on the console screen?

I have it on both my computer and on iOS. The iPad version might actually be my favorite, but as Switch/Phone size it seems too small, and a controller-based interface seems weird for a Civ game.
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MacAddict4Life wrote:
TOS wrote: got civ vi on the switch for christmas

haven't had a machine with enough horsepower to play it in many years and i'm really enjoying it

my wife, after i spent several hours playing it, grunting in response all questions and comments tossed in my direction: "i made a huge mistake getting you that, didn't i?"

How are the controls on the Switch? Are you playing on the TV or on the console screen?

I have it on both my computer and on iOS. The iPad version might actually be my favorite, but as Switch/Phone size it seems too small, and a controller-based interface seems weird for a Civ game.


i've played it on both, seems fine

i'm still getting used to the controls but there's always the touch screen
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Right now I'm playing Super mario party. so much fun
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Still playing Battletech.
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Betonhaus wrote: Right now I'm playing Super mario party. so much fun


got that for my daughter, loads of fun

also: got a retropie setup with lots of joysticks from a secret santa, and the kids are loving that ... their fave, amazingly, is gauntlet 2

to them, it's not retrogaming, it's just gaming
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Thief shot the food!

I love the Gaubtlet games. OG 4 player coop!
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totally fun all three of us playing together!

turns out with unlimited "quarters" you don't need to worry about food, treasure or thieves

death does still scare tho
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Yeah. There were never enough quarters back then :)

I am now playing Let’s Go Pikachu and Diablo 3 on the switch.
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i tried to explain the concept of video arcades to my son, but he couldn't quite grasp it ... the idea of shoving quarters into a machine to play a video game just makes no sense to him

then again the same can be said for tv channels and having to wait for shows to air rather than just streaming whatever you want
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TOS wrote: i tried to explain the concept of video arcades to my son, but he couldn't quite grasp it ... the idea of shoving quarters into a machine to play a video game just makes no sense to him

then again the same can be said for tv channels and having to wait for shows to air rather than just streaming whatever you want

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Now that multiplayer works across Mac/PC I've been playing Civ VI a lot. I had my 2nd carpal tunnel surgery a week ago, and it's about the only thing I can play that doesn't agitate my hand(s).
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Finally finishing the Baldur's Gate II series on tablet after dropping it years ago on PC. I'm up to chapter 9 in Throne of Bhaal.
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Playing X-COM: Terror From the Deep again.
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Prey (2017). Quite nice, difficult battles on Normal, psychic abilities, pleasantly non-linear.
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I liked Prey. I think there's a sequel I haven't played.
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I might get Moonrush myself. The original Prey had it's own charm - Native American protagonist, Art Bell, early 80s rock, wild gravitational effects.
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SimCity: Complete Edition was $5. I've been playing that.
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C. Ives wrote: SimCity: Complete Edition was $5. I've been playing that.

If only they'd ever worked out the bugs. :(

Cities Skylines is worth watching the price of. Much less buggy.
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I got Cities Skylines as a holiday present, it is fairly entertaining, but does have a few of its own bugs as well.

There is a nice robust steam mod center though.
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assassin's creed: odyssey

dear god what an incredible game, i had no idea it was so gloriously sandboxy and entertaining

just finished the main story, saved my bro, and then had a hilariosly awkward family dinner afterwards, so damn funny!

then they all become my crew

oh man, i can't even think of how many hours i've put into this thing, and it's only my first playthrough

sorry, skyrim, i think we have a new favourite
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Got into the Witcher 3, now playing the first 2. All works of art.

Alien Isolation...definitely worth it just for the set recreations, but I'm only in the buildup phase. AVP2 was the only game I just couldn't ******* play because it was too damn scary...so when a more realistic game leaves me alone on a broken down space station weaponless with a xenomorph, I may have problems.
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Got Jedi: Fallen Order last week. It's solid, very enjoyable. On story mode (very easy combat) it's fun without being too frustrating for an old turn-based-strategy nerd with bad eyesight. Characters and voice acting are actually really solid.

Has a weird combination of friggin huge maps and mostly on-rails gameplay, which would be more frustrating if the visuals weren't so enjoyable. But in terms of actual button presses, it's like if the first level of Super Mario Brothers took 30 minutes to walk from end to end, with a few more quick-time events and Street Fighter style combo attacks. Speaking of combos, the default keys make your fingers have to spaghetti a little. Spread those out.

Probably not as replayable as something like Skyrim. But if this sort of "$50 for a 40 hour interactive movie" is what the kids are doing these days, it's not all bad.
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Quake 4 and Need for Speed underground
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i remember Quake 4. I remember being disappointed it did not have the scare factor of Doom 3, but I did not play it all the way through, so I have no idea if it got better.
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