The Video Game Thread - anything and everything...

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by KrangPrime, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. DarthLee

    DarthLee Sr Member

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    Did anything come out of this? Any update?

    Its been a couple years now and just started KOTOR again. The lag is as bad as I remember.
     
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  2. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Check out this console which can play NES, SNES, and SEGA Genesis cartridges: https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/best-gaming-hardware-at-ces-2018-retro-consoles-ht/2900-1745/4/ The same company, Retrobit, is making Genesis and Dreamcast style controllers for PC as well. I gave my NES and Genesis to my cousins years ago so I have no cartridges now! :cry I'd still like to get Desert Strike and Jungle Strike for Genesis since they haven't come out on Steam yet. I loved those!

    I guess this is a new version of a console they already had. Still seems way too cheap for something that does this!

     
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  3. US3R

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    Decided not to get SW:BF2 at release for obvious reasons. But it was half price during holliday sale, couldn't pass it up. I totally understand why it got sh#t on. But despite the obvious flaws i've enjoyed it so far. Looking forward what future updates will bring.
     
  4. Axlotl

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    Man, I hate to post this here, but I googled and googled and can't find the answers I'm looking for.

    Just a few levels ago, I was enchanting chaos weapons with 222 damage, and a carry weight bonus of +50.
    I made the skill legendary, then brought it back up to 100.
    Now my max chaos damage is 178 and carry weight is +40.
    I didn't do anything different - I've got armor of Ahzidal, plus Seeker of Sorcery, and potions doing +33% enchanting.
    But now my enchantments are weaker than they were before.
    Enchantment skill is at 100, all perks spent.

    WTF is going on?
     
  5. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    It's been awhile since I played Skyrim, but what type of Soul Gem are you using? A black Soul Gem gives you the best enchantment, with Grand Soul Gem being second best, but if you use a lesser Soul Gem they will be weaker. I think. Like I said it's been awhile.
     
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  6. Seabass

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    a black soul gem should be equivalent to a grand soul gem, the benefit to the black being you can bind souls from humans/other sentient races vs animals, and they always count as grand. though its been a while since i've played so I dont know if theyve changed the system since then i guess
     
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  7. Axlotl

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    Thanks for the replies, guys. I figured it out.
    I was missing a point in the first perk - the one that you can put 5 points in. :facepalm
    I knew it had to be something simple and stupid...
     
  8. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    I started playing GTA 5 again and decided to try to get 100% completion. What really ticks me off is when games have a long tedious mission and then you get a crap reward or no reward. They had thing in GTA 5 where you have to go all over the map to find 50 UFO parts. They have maps, so they're relatively easy to find, just time consuming. So what do you get for maybe 1-2 hours of your time? A crappy dune buggy with space-y parts attach that makes UFO noises... I don't know if the developers think it's funny or what. I remember Saints Row IV had a Christmas-y DLC where they had a candy cane door thing that you could lick and you'd have to lick it for a while and it would keep taunting you and eventually say something like "Do you just like this noise? Seriously what is wrong with you?!?!", but it was obviously done as a joke.
     
  9. SethS

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    Oh man-- I almost quit that game forever after getting that thing. I was thinking I was getting a flying car for sure. The Scientology quest is another rando weird one that requires work-- like literally walking on foot for endless miles in the desert. But the payout is a decent amount of cash eventually-- and it's pretty funny.
     
  10. MrSouthpaw

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    That Dune Buggy is a one-off as well. If I recall you cannot get it any other way and if it's destroyed, that's it can't get another.

    The road to 100% there's some tedious stuff along the way. And there are a few times you'll sit there and wonder why you can't seem to get that next thing found or finished or can't figure out what mission you missed, etc. But it's not too bad.

    Do all the stock market tricks to maximize your wealth. Not having to worry about money helps a lot while chasing down every little thing to do. Especially since you do need to buy some properties to get 100%.
     
  11. Solo4114

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    I don't try to do 100% on games anymore. They inevitably require me to engage in something that's either mind-numbingly tedious, or incredibly frustrating. Time spent != value for my dollar in and of itself, if I'm not having fun in the process.
     
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  12. MrSouthpaw

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    Nothing in GTA5 gets "mind-numbingly" tedious. Just a little bit every once in awhile.

    One of the few things that annoyed me to that extent was one of the in-game movies at the cinema. I was determined to watch it and it just kept dragging on.
     
  13. jarroth

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    so i build me a retropi, spend few hours today with my kids to play old atari 2600 games. man that was fun again
     
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  14. MrSouthpaw

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    I'm impressed by how much performance they can squeeze out of the hardware. Takes some fiddling to get video to stream smooth, but otherwise easy to setup and start using.
     
  15. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Yeah I forgot about that one. I played it once where I figured I would be nice and you get a rusty tractor...


    I didn't think so either. I've also got a bunch of mods that give you online vehicles and add more variety to the game. Most of the time I just drive around listening to my radio channel. The worst movie is the arsty one. I had to sit through Michael's movie to get the friend activity thing for 100% and it was actually kind of funny. Golf was actually the hardest until I figured out how to play it. I was laughing at Michael yelling "F*#% this game!" :lol I usually don't go for 100%, but I was having fun and didn't have anything else that interesting to play right now.
     
  16. MrSouthpaw

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    Yeah, the black and white subtitled movie. Terrible, it just kept going and going.

    I had a fairly easy time with golf. I played a TON of Tiger Woods games. Skills transferred over well.

    I wish they would do more for single player. Maybe I should try the mods see how they go.
     
  17. SethS

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    Yeah I'm worried that they haven't thought much about VI cause years later and there's still new online DLC ever few months.
     
  18. JediMichael

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    Just a few weeks ago I had been playing GTA 5. Well, I got to 100%, but the trophie didn't pop. Found out its a glitched one and the only real way to fix it, is to load a save before getting to 100% and getting to it that way. Well, my only save before that was like at 85%. I was like, forget doing all that again.
    Maybe sometime in the future, like years, I might decided to go try again, but at 99% I'm making like 3 save files.
     
  19. DeLano80

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    I have never beat Solomons Key. I still try from time to time.
     
  20. halliwax

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    no news on the NES classic release date yet?
     
  21. Nth

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    Coming in the summer.
     
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  22. dascoyne

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    After a lot of research I got myself an arcade joystick.

    eTokki Omni - I like it because it has a Korean-style Taeyoung Fanta joystick and Sanwa buttons. I also like that it's not covered with gaudy graphics or weird designs.

    The stick just needs a little more breaking in. I'm using it with New Retro Arcade on Oculus for the pure arcade experience. My wife loves playing Ms. Pacman ona virtual standup machine through Oculus. I'm playing fighting games, of course. Boy am I rusty.

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  23. jarroth

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    yes. was fun to build. took some time to get everything working as should but it ran all day long today with lots of fun and laughing kids, makes it worth it. recommend one to game lovers anytime. cheap and good fun.
     
  24. George

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    I still have Spider-man 1 & 2 for the ps1,just in case I want to do some webslinging,webb-up a few bankrobbers and fight Electro again on the roof of a skyscraper.
    That being said,my favorites have to be Metal Gear Solid 1 and Tenchu Stealth Assassins just for the storyline itself.
     
  25. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    I got 100% last night; well their 100%. I think I missed the random event for the auto dealer since you have to do it very early, one armored car that NEVER popped up, the two submarine missions, and the Epsilon Program. I had just played the vanilla game about a month ago and did the whole Epsilon thing, so I wasn't eager to do it again. That's another complaint. They make a mission where you have to run for miles in the desert. That is so ***** tedious! Anyway I got a 100% tshirt I won't use because I beat the game, and there's one more mission that popped up, which I think is something about Bigfoot.

    :lol it's blocked me from writing "f 'ng" Just those four characters, not even the whole word!
     
  26. JediMichael

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    I didn't get anything for getting to 100%. That last mission didn't even come up for me, but my file says 100%. Pretty annoying.
    So last night I actually starting playing Final Fantasy 12 HD on PS4. Not my favorite one, but I liked all you could do in it, just the story itself was kinda weak.
     
  27. halliwax

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    thank you!! :thumbsup
     
  28. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    I think it's only for Franklin and some people said it can take up to a month in game to show up. Really it's not that exciting.
     
  29. Spiderstella

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    Nintendo has started taking pre-orders for the NES mini classic (in the uk) one per person coming end of June..... see pictures ;)



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  30. halliwax

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    Thank you!! So I should pay attention next month for us in the US


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  31. Ultra Lord

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    Has anyone here played Detroit Become Human? I'm on my second play through and I was really quiet surprised that no one has really talked about it here. I suppose props-wise there isn't much but the costumes would be cool to see in real life. I really dig the art style of the game in general.
     
  32. JediMichael

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    I never really got into PC games that much or FPS much either. But one I always like was the Serious Sam games. There ridiculous over the top sillyness and waves of bad guys to kill. Although part 2 wasn't nearly as good. But I was excited to see part 4 pics and small trailer that just came out. Looks pretty insane and really realistic. Although my PC probably won't be able to run it very good.
     
  33. Nth

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    My personal favorites from this year's E3:

    Hitman 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8aRCwbZGek

    The Division 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sli7AbX2bEk

    Assassins Creed Odyssey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7_Ucy3WUN8

    Spiderman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Sn5x1aLrUY

    Dying Light 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98oJYDRblLI

    Days Gone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN14XoOapvE

    Death Stranding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP3UngLFou4

    Last of Us II brutal gameplay demo - https://youtu.be/btmN-bWwv0A

    Resident Evil 2 Remake - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtxJtQa6VSw

    Ghost of Tsushima just completely blew me away, especially the amazing combat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSAvzeopPC8

    Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH14wbODYO4

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGPknmiLxGo

    Cyberpunk 2077 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X2kIfS6fb8


     
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  34. Axlotl

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    Wow! Last of Us and Tsushima look AMAZING!
     
  35. Snikt

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    Has anyone played Civilization V? Im wondering if I should get it, cause I like that type of game, but never played any of the Civilization titles.
     
  36. Solo4114

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    Not extensively, but I own it. I don't love it, mostly because of some poor design choices (one unit per tile).

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  37. Thain

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    So pumped for The Last of Us Part II. Naughty Dog is my favorite developer and that gameplay looks insane. It's cool that they have added all sorts of new gameplay options (like hiding under trucks!). I'd still prefer a new Uncharted game over this, but alas, that ship seems to have sailed.

    Spider-Man and Cyberpunk 2077 look amazing as well.
     
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  38. Snikt

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    If you were to introduce someone to Civilization, which one would you suggest? Which is your favorite?
     
  39. LordHorusNL

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    Ghost of Tsushima looks great, a little scripted but * if i don't need to get myself a PS4 now:behave

    I was really hoping for some more big VR titles to be announced though.
     
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  40. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    The only ones I was really interested in are Dying Light 2 and Cyberpunk 2077.
     
  41. Nth

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  42. halliwax

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    Ya official June 29th Nintendo classic returns!


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  43. Solo4114

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    I liked Civ IV best with Beyond the Sword. I tend to like to play only Earth maps with as many countries as possible, and my recollection is that Civ IV did the best job. They all have flaws, but no Civ game before V did one-unit-per-tile, which I think belongs more in games like Panzer Corps.
     
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  44. firesprite

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    My husband got me a copy of Jurassic world Evolution and I started playing last night. Holy crap, is this game fun... after a stressful day at work, frolicking with dinosaurs at my very own jurassic park was exactly what I needed!
     
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  45. Rob V

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    What platform?
     
  46. funboy1013xx

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    i thought there were a few titles from P.S. with V.R. versions available? i think it was TRANSFERENCE? it looked pretty good for V.R. :cheers
     
  47. Paul Andrew

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    So I just downloaded the new demo for Octopath Traveler on Switch and I love it. It makes me think of what a new 16-bit Final Fantasy game would be like. The pixel art is gorgeous and the music is superb. Officially very excited for 7/13 when the full version releases.
     
  48. The Terminator

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    I must say the news for PSVR was.... really, underwhelming. London heist is still the best thing about PSVR
    And no Ace Combat news *sigh*

    Hesitant about getting Jurassic World Evolution, being too repetitive and what-not
     
  49. astroboy

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    A couple of things:

    #1 I bought a switch for the family and I friggin love it. Shovel Knight and stardew valley are fantastic. There's also an eShop sale going on right now and I picked up Zelda on sale.

    #2 I just downloaded angry birds for the iPad. I figured that my 5 year old would like it.

    What happened? I've played it a ton on Android and it was this simple game I bought for a dollar 6 years ago.

    But now, it's nothing but ads for spending more money? Heck, it forced me to watch an Incredibles 2 commercial between levels! If you ask me, the game is broken

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  50. Paul Andrew

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    A lot of Android games are doing that crap now. Great way to get me to not play games there.
     

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