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Post by dear rose » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:54 pm

can be played on a tv, so I am putting this here. Sorry, I can't see a technological place to dump this.

What are ya playing, and is it good or truly abysmal?

I have dragged out my xbox, and have been playing Still Life, which is very walk and talk and walk and talk, and far too many loading screens. It's okay, though, because I quite like the walk and talk games lately.

I have also just finished Resident Evil 4 on the Wii (disappointing last boss, although overall rather excellent) and taken up Red Steel again, which is too fiddly for my liking.

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Post by frogblast » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:17 pm

its a bit of a poor show that there's no computer section.
where's a nerd supposed to hang out and all that.

i really need to find some new games to play, but unfortunately my xbox is now in Africa (well technically it wasn't mine…hence why it finds itself on another continent) and my computer is a POS when it comes to games.

at times nothing else will do but blowing up some zombies/nazis/aliens with a really big fucking gun(tm).

i do have a copy of the original halo around here somewhere, so i might start that again. i do also have lots of old mario games running through emulation on my computer, but they don't really count as stress relief. more like one of the biggest causes of stress in my life. on a totally unrelated topic, my old snes doesn't work anymore.

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Post by darvé » Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:28 pm

I've been playing Zelda on the DS since friday night, i'd love to elaborate and stuff, but i'm right in the middle if this tricky ice dungeon and have to throw a bomb over this wall to make the blue blocks go down..
and that snare drum, that drum roll
means we've got a winner

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Post by darvé » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:15 am

.. so that proved slightly tricky, not the bomb throwing, but the general ice-i-ness of the dungeon, poor Link slides about all over the place and the amount of times i fell into the abyss.. i was doing lots of good swearing last night.

It's not the best Zelda game i've ever played, but it's perfectly enjoyable, quite challenging and the use of the stylus makes it suitably different and easy to play.
and that snare drum, that drum roll
means we've got a winner

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Post by La-Di-Da » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:13 am

Yeah!
I can't believe there was no games thread before.

If anyone's interested, the annual Game City festival is in full swing this week in Nottingham and we're doing our Sunday games quiz again this year.
It's going to be ace.
Loads of cool prizes to be won.

http://www.gamecity.org

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Post by dear rose » Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:43 am

yay, I finally bought The Darkness for the 360. I am having great fun flicking my hair and being all brooding, not to mention then shooting and eating of hearts. awesome!

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Post by cold_alarm » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:27 am

I got Halo 3 and finished it in 6 hours. =\ But it was a good 6 hours!
I'm currently playing Halo online, Dawn of War and Gears of War, and not long since finished Crackdown.

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Post by mop » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:56 pm

ignore that, I'm an idiot

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:16 pm

I'm playing Tomb Raider Anniversary, (a remake of the first game). It's as hideously frustrating as it was 10 years ago. I am hooked.

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Post by mutantchoux » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:25 pm

I have become horribly addicted to Hellgate: London.

It's Diablo 3, only they didn't get to keep the name, made up slightly futurey names for the old-timey Diablo (goodbye identify spells, hello analyzers! Socketing an axe? Pshaw, it's all inserting techs in Firefox Rocket Launchers now!) stuff, and decided to lump in a bit of fancy 3Dness.

I shot a rare zombie in Piccadilly Circus last night. It's very lifelike in that respect.

Goodbye freetime and all the other things I used to do in it. I won't see you again until I've finished it all with each and every class.

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Post by SophieC » Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:03 pm

mutantchoux wrote:I have become horribly addicted to Hellgate: London.

It's Diablo 3, only they didn't get to keep the name, made up slightly futurey names for the old-timey Diablo (goodbye identify spells, hello analyzers! Socketing an axe? Pshaw, it's all inserting techs in Firefox Rocket Launchers now!) stuff, and decided to lump in a bit of fancy 3Dness.

I shot a rare zombie in Piccadilly Circus last night. It's very lifelike in that respect.

Goodbye freetime and all the other things I used to do in it. I won't see you again until I've finished it all with each and every class.
i wish you hadn't told me about this. because i've bought it. and i've been playing. 6 hours after purchase my eyes are reddened, my shoulders scooped, my spine thuds away, my adrenal system shot to shit and my mouse hand has formed a rictus claw which take hours to unfurl itself.

and now my computer has bodged due to fucking vista and its fucking updates fucking crashing all the time. and now MRS_ILikeYOGHURT the markswoman is missing as indeed is the whole game. bill gates i utter a thousand curse words at you, your ancestors and your descendants. may they all have the same terrible taste in trousers as you, you fucking divot.

anyway i'm about to start again. take that cardboard boxes! acka-acka-acka. bwahahahah.

bye life. god it's great being unemployed.
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Post by mutantchoux » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:19 am

Huzzah!


Emperor Gulkar still scares me a tiny bit (I keep playing the first half over and over. Y'know, different classes, different things to obsess about. I only just found out the secret of the tiny symbols-in-the-bottom-right-hand-corner game, and thus thought it would be fun to start again and do that. Isambard the Originally Named Engineer is well narked, as is Howitt the Named After a Bit of a Line from a Nick Cave & the Bad Sheeps Song the Moustachioed Guardian. They're stuck in the perilous limbo of Temple Street Station whilst Errol the Blademaster and Alan Zorch the Marksman catch up). I blame the fact that he insists of swelling to nine hundred times his proper size and I spend ten minutes alternating between spamming the 1 key for health (even though I know there is a time delay) and hacking away at his crotch. The immense parenthesesesed bit probably detracted somewhat from that but I'm sure you'll agree - it's a disturbing image.


It's great, isn't it. I wish I was unemployed (sort of).

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Post by Trev » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:42 am

Any Football Manager addicts here?




:embarrassed:
not really here

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Post by humblebee » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:46 am

lostmusic wrote:Any Football Manager addicts here?
I've been on the wagon for several years now. It's been hard but I've come through.

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Post by soft revolution » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:38 am

I've only blooming gone and got myself addicted to Halo 3 multiplayer. Becoming quite handy with those maulers. New maps out soon too *exctitement*.

I hope to ween myself out of this human interaction via the computer with some good RPGs this Christmas.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by frogblast » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:28 pm

mutantchoux wrote:I have become horribly addicted to Hellgate: London.

It's Diablo 3, only they didn't get to keep the name, made up slightly futurey names for the old-timey Diablo (goodbye identify spells, hello analyzers! Socketing an axe? Pshaw, it's all inserting techs in Firefox Rocket Launchers now!) stuff, and decided to lump in a bit of fancy 3Dness.

I shot a rare zombie in Piccadilly Circus last night. It's very lifelike in that respect.

Goodbye freetime and all the other things I used to do in it. I won't see you again until I've finished it all with each and every class.
oh god, Diablo I & II have destroyed years of my life. my main character in Diablo II single player is a Patriarch now - i.e. completed the whole thing on Hell. I think he was a level 89 last time i played, which will only mean anything to those of you who have played Diablo II single player, but it takes quite a long time to get to that point, especially since he was the first character i built and thereofore i wasted Loads of points on useless skills just to try them out.

I can't imagine a new game being quite the same without the mediaeval/dungeon/pits of hell atmosphere and awesome sound track of the originals.

3D games suck - you all know it's true :twisted:
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Post by mutantchoux » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:18 pm

frogblast wrote: oh god, Diablo I & II have destroyed years of my life. my main character in Diablo II single player is a Patriarch now - i.e. completed the whole thing on Hell. I think he was a level 89 last time i played, which will only mean anything to those of you who have played Diablo II single player, but it takes quite a long time to get to that point, especially since he was the first character i built and thereofore i wasted Loads of points on useless skills just to try them out.

I can't imagine a new game being quite the same without the mediaeval/dungeon/pits of hell atmosphere and awesome sound track of the originals.

3D games suck - you all know it's true :twisted:
I thought all of that. I was so bastarding wrong that I think I slightly damaged my brain. It's every single bit as addictive and, if anything, actually more fun than Diablo. It feels wrong typing that, but it's true.

Bet you'd love it. Go on, give in.

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Post by Mr Bear » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:34 pm

Trev Lostmusic wrote:Any Football Manager addicts here?




:embarrassed:
Helloooo!

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Post by hayleygerms » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:31 pm

What is it citizen? What's new with you? You have my ear. Speak! Stop talking! GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!

Yes, I have started The Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion again. And I am enjoying every single goddamn bum-numbing minute of it. Apart from the bit where I got killed by a bandit and had to go all the way back to the Imperial City gate because I forgot to save, and I accidentally sold my only weapon and had to defend myself with only my feeble fists. Orcish fists, but feeble nonetheless. I've got 952 gold, 6 nirnroots and more motherwort sprigs than I know what to do with. I already have a criminal record because I accidentally stole a pewter tankard while trying to chat up a comely barwench - I didn't get very far with her, possibly more due to me being a scarlet haired, buttugly orcmaiden rather than the stealing. She promised me a bed for only 10 gold and I thought I'd scored, but I had to sleep alone. Curse my wench-frightening ugliness!
you buried my son under a knicker factory

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Post by hayleygerms » Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:08 pm

I'm still playing, to a varying degree of success. I killed a sheep in that priory and didn't even get any mutton out of it. I was FURIOUS. No-one even noticed that I killed their Holy Sheep either. Bah. Also I got killed twice by the same Painted Troll in that stupid bit where you go in that missing dude's painting to save him, and I don't have a recent enough save to go back to, so I have to get killed another 3 gillion times before I complete the stupid quest. I might give up completely and do a new character. You'd think I'd be harder to kill as an Orc, but no. Bah. I'm still only level 3 as well. I suck.
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