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Player_1337

Pelican
Gold Member
The frequent flash sales on the PlayStation Store have been interesting. They significantly drop the prices of some quality games available for download. I keep an eye out for these sales online or via the notifications on the home menu. On the PS3, I recently picked up NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, Tokyo Jungle, PAYDAY: The Heist, Katamari Damacy (ps2), and the original Silent Hill (ps1) for under $5 each.
 

SiverFox

Robin
I just picked up The Witcher today for PS4 on the advice of the kid at GameStop. Will report back how it is.

I didn't get into gaming until I was in my 40s. We were too poor as kids to have any game systems and I was busy playing rugby until my body started giving out. My first game was GTA4 on PS3 and fell in love with it right away. GTAV, Far Cry 4, Last of Us, Uncharted, Assassin's Creed series, and the Saint Row series are some of my favorites.

Personally, I think that video games are an overlooked form of art. Maybe it's because I am new to it, but I am amazed at the time and effort that must go into creating these. They are way more entertaining that what is on television and most movies. If Witcher holds my attention, I will easily put in 20-30 hours over the holiday weekend. One of my friends told me that I need to spend more time outside, so I bought a 42" outdoor TV for my deck, fuck him!



Aphex said:
Cr33pin said:
Its crazy how far the graphics have came since I got my first NES and thought a little blocky plumber eating shrooms was the coolest shit ever.
Dude, no shit. I remember when I first plugged in my NES and played Mario. I thought it was fucking amazing. Got a Xbox One recently and been playing a bit. Kind of in a wierd limbo in my life at the moment, not sure where to go from here. Considering getting The Witcher. Reviews are raving over that shit.
 

Captainstabbin

Hummingbird
I loved Warcraft 3 and Frozen Throne but hated WOW. Loved Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy and some classic RTS games. Enjoyed more modern games like the COD series on Xbox but I never got into it.

I guess I appreciate an original single-player storyline more than multiplayer games.
 

MikeS

Pelican
SiverFox said:
I just picked up The Witcher today for PS4 on the advice of the kid at GameStop. Will report back how it is...
I've been playing the Witcher 3 on PS4 the last five days and I love it.
I must be around 20 hours in now (I'm thankful for my extremely flexible work schedule, otherwise this is one of those games that could be taking up most of my free time for weeks) and I feel like I'm barely getting started on the main story quest line, and have dabbled a bit in side quests and still only seen a fraction of the total map area (there are actually three main, separate regions - the ~4-8 hour prologue region being by far the smallest).
And I'm still only level 7.

My only minor complaints for now are some frame rate issues here and there, but nothing catastrophic. And I feel that the HUD is pretty ugly and somewhat mars the immersion of the beautiful game world. Many HUD items - even all of it - can be turned off, but without a mini-map I need to pull up the main map constantly to avoid getting lost. So not really a viable option for me.
 

Fortis

Crow
Gold Member
I've been playing the mass effect trilogy. Mass effect two is way better than one so far.
 
I just started playing games again. Chasing women lost it's meaning to me, unless they are asian/feminine.
 

GoldHawkStar

Pelican
Gold Member
Cr33pin said:
I'm pretty sure this is my favorite racing game of all time
[img=600x600]http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360...speed-most-wanted-20050810102919616.jpg[/img]
Yes! That is the absolute best racing game I've ever played. (Except for Diddy Kong Racing maybe.)

Fortis said:
I've been playing the mass effect trilogy. Mass effect two is way better than one so far.
Mass Effect is great. Look forward to playing the third game.

As for me, I've been sooo hyped for Black Ops 3 coming out in November 6 for the past month. I haven't played a COD game (or much of any game) since high school. Talk shit about Call of Duty all you want, it's ridiculously fun if you have friends that you play with. It's a social experience, man.

If anyone's planning on getting that game for the Xbox One, let me know. You're more than welcome to play with me.
 

MikeS

Pelican
TheWastelander said:
I said I was mostly done with video games. But just when I thought I was out, Witcher 3 pulls me back in.

Yeah. I'm still sitting up blurry eyed into the early hours of morning with that game (the in-game timer is bugged so I don't know how many hours I've clocked in by now, but I'm guessing I'm somewhere between 30 and 40). And I don't even think I'm half way through the main story line yet, and still with a lot of unexplored areas and witcher contracts left in the Velen region and the entire large Skellige region still untouched.

After I finish this game I'm going to take a few months off from the biggest and most addicting story based games.
Mostly I play racing games, online shooters or more linear story based games, all of which I usually feel inclined to play in short bursts, rather than something I get hooked on like a great novel and have to force myself to put down to get other things done.
 
MikeS said:
TheWastelander said:
I said I was mostly done with video games. But just when I thought I was out, Witcher 3 pulls me back in.

Yeah. I'm still sitting up blurry eyed into the early hours of morning with that game (the in-game timer is bugged so I don't know how many hours I've clocked in by now, but I'm guessing I'm somewhere between 30 and 40). And I don't even think I'm half way through the main story line yet, and still with a lot of unexplored areas and witcher contracts left in the Velen region and the entire large Skellige region still untouched.

After I finish this game I'm going to take a few months off from the biggest and most addicting story based games.
Mostly I play racing games, online shooters or more linear story based games, all of which I usually feel inclined to play in short bursts, rather than something I get hooked on like a great novel and have to force myself to put down to get other things done.
I very rarely get sucked into a video game because I find most games boring as hell and uninteresting, but CD Projekt Red really hit it out of the park with this one.

Tons of compelling characters, good story, good game mechanics, atmosphere, etc. This is the medieval fantasy Game of Thrones wishes it could be.

To top it all off, the game managed to piss off SJWs and the developers told 'em to fuck off. It's nice having a game free of their stupid preachy weirdo bullshit.
 

The Beast1

Peacock
Gold Member
I've been playing Day Z lately which is a mod for Arma 2. It's sort of old but there are still a lot of servers.

I enjoy the game, but the majority of the people I play with are mild aspies. Example, I was on Teamspeak with two guys and a girl who supposedly muted her mic.

We had a blackhawk with two of us manning the guns and her flying. She flew by a GPK (an armored humvee with a gun on top). We missed shooting the humvee.

Girl decides to land, unhitch the plane she was towing (mod for the server), destroy the helicopter, and tell us all to get in.

This plane she had had a gun that only the pilot can use. She expected us to all just sit in the rear while she flew and shoot.

The next time i'm playing with someone like that i'm just going to kill them. Should have blown up that plane. :-/
 

KC4

Kingfisher
How far in are you in the witcher ? I am bloody addicted. The story , the monsters. Combat feels alot better than I expected. I hate the armour models though. Starting armour looks the most badass while the rest kind looks meh
 

GoldHawkStar

Pelican
Gold Member
Why did Witcher 3 pop out of nowhere? I never even heard of the Witcher series until this one.

Kind of like how Far Cry 3 randomly jumped that series into the mainstream.
 
KC4 said:
How far in are you in the witcher ? I am bloody addicted. The story , the monsters. Combat feels alot better than I expected. I hate the armour models though. Starting armour looks the most badass while the rest kind looks meh
I got to Velen yesterday afternoon after doing everything I possibly could in White Orchard. So probably 15 hours or so?

And yeah, the beginning armor looks the best but I'm sure some of the mid to latter stuff is cool too.
 

MikeS

Pelican
TheWastelander said:
KC4 said:
How far in are you in the witcher ? I am bloody addicted. The story , the monsters. Combat feels alot better than I expected. I hate the armour models though. Starting armour looks the most badass while the rest kind looks meh
I got to Velen yesterday afternoon after doing everything I possibly could in White Orchard. So probably 15 hours or so?

And yeah, the beginning armor looks the best but I'm sure some of the mid to latter stuff is cool too.
My only problem with most of the armors - even light armors - is that they make him look fat.
I currently have him wearing the Griffin armor - one of the three upgradeable sets of witcher armor (changes appearance and not just stats when upgraded) - and it looks okay aside from the bulk. Supposedly the feline armor set (available around level 17) is a slimmer look, like the starting armor.
The ursine heavy armor - I've seen a picture - looks pretty cool even despite it's bulk.
 

MikeS

Pelican
Goldhawkstar said:
Why did Witcher 3 pop out of nowhere? I never even heard of the Witcher series until this one.

Kind of like how Far Cry 3 randomly jumped that series into the mainstream.
The first Witcher was only on PC if I recall correctly. Witcher 2 was originally a PC exclusive, but got an XBox 360 release a year or two later.
I played the first but got too bored to continue some 10-15 hours into it. Witcher 2 unfortunately had hardware requirements that made my at the time otherwise still mostly capable gaming PC cry in despair. It was essentially unplayable at 20-25 fps, and I couldn't take that for more than a few hours.

I'm playing Witcher 3 on a PS4.
 

lskdfjldsf

Kingfisher
Gold Member
I'm hooked on a WW1 FPS game for PC called Verdun. Highly realistic, beautiful graphics, and complete butchery. It's crazy seeing a couple dozen Huns charging at your trench, with just a rifle or trench shovel to defend yourself.

Games based on historic events are always the most interesting, you can learn quite a bit.



 

Darius

Woodpecker
KC4 said:
How far in are you in the witcher ? I am bloody addicted. The story , the monsters. Combat feels alot better than I expected. I hate the armour models though. Starting armour looks the most badass while the rest kind looks meh
The only good armor models are the Witcher ones.

You can track down the diagrams for the Feline, Ursine and Griffin school armors. The other decent looking one is the you get for getting the tools for the Armorsmith in Crow's Perch.
 

Cr33pin

Peacock
Gold Member
You kids are making me want to get The Witcher 3....

I played some of the second one on 360 and it was pretty good but I managed to lose interested like 10 hours in. I feel like I should give it another whirl before I dive into the the new Witcher.

I didn't even hook up my Xbox one here in Colombia, just the 360 and I only used it to stream the rest of House of Cards. I'm headed to Romania in 5 days.. not sure if I will do any Xbox gaming there or not. I am excited for E3 next month though. There should be some big news dropping this year I think.
 
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