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What games did you get?

Jim Venolia
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It's been 2 weeks, fess up. What have you been wasting time on? PS3 for me; whew, something else for you.

I got Skyrim, GTA V, and SR IV. Skyrim got old fairly quickly. It's "fast travel here, wait 30 seconds, enter the door you fast traveled to, wait 30 seconds, spend 1 minute in dialog, back out the door, wait 30, map (if you're lucky, else add another wait 30), fast travel, wait 30, door, wait 30, etc.". Want to finish the story, may get back to it, but I'm really tired of the multiple 30 second delays going everywhere.

GTA V. My god they're back. I never got out of the first area in GTA IV, they surgically replaced the fun with boring. Very sad, as I was a long time fan of the series. Rest assured, GTA V is the best of the series by a longshot. I'll be spending the next couple months exploring this map. Am I a bad person if Trevor is my favorite character? That tattoo he has, hilarious.

SR IV. Saints Row, for those of you not in the know. I fully expected to completely fall in love with both GTA V and SR IV, so it was a coin toss on which I started first (Skyrim got first because I'd wanted it the longest). Still in it's original plastic wrap, may start it about the same time I start my taxes.

In my defense, I also bought myself a bicycle and have been working on running the garbage collector on those excess pounds.


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Bear Bibeault
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As gifts, I recently got (for PS3): Tomb Raider, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.

Also waiting in the wings: Dead Space 2 and 3, Red Dead Redemption, Tron, Call of Duty: MW3, and Batman: Arkham Asylum.

I also want to re-play: Dishonored* (in high chaos mode), and Dragon Age (as different character classes).



* One of the best games I have ever played.


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Stephan van Hulst
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Kerbal Space Program. An amazing sandbox-style physics simulator. Take a command capsule, slap a fuel tank and a rocket engine on it, and see how far you can fly it. This game actually taught me some rocket science!

The paid version has 7 planets and 9 moons you can visit. It also has a career mode in which you visit various biomes to perform scientific experiments to collect science points, which you can use to unlock more parts for your rocket. Very addictive.

One of the incredible Scott Manley's videos: Sending an Apollo style rocket to the Mun. The landing and EVA starts at 5:25.
Robert D. Smith
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I have several of the new releases laying about. Assassin's Creed IV, Skyrim, Metro Light, Mars War Logs. But I've actually gone back to Mass Effect (hadn't played it) to see how it leads into Mass Effect 2 - which for me is an awesome game. I found the Batman games a bit tedious, but I'm not a big fan of 'twitch' games. Great description of Skyrim, by the way. My granddaughter loves it, but then she doesn't play the way you are "supposed to." She has more fun decorating her house(s). I have all the DLC for it.

I still have Dragon Age and Dragon Age II on the PS3. Played through on all classes. Also played through Dragon Age: Origins. If you haven't played it, you can skip it.

Hope to pick up The Last of Us this week. I screwed up and watched the play throughs -- the story line is awesome, but I have lost a lot of the surprise. Then didd the same thing with Two Souls. Great story lines for both games.

I also have three Eve Online accounts going, and I'm in the beta for some highly anticipated MMO.


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Richard Tookey
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I have never understood peoples addiction to computer games. I play a lot of Bridge both at clubs and on-line but stopped playing computer games when I replaced my Apple II (which had 'Space Invaders') with an IBM PC . For a short time I did flirt with Flight Simulator but after crashing on almost every landing I decided that it was not for me. I suppose I'm just an old **** .
Bear Bibeault
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Who said anything about an addiction? And yeah, I'm an old fart.
Gregg Bolinger
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You kids and your highfalutin video games. This was my Christmas haul:



And then I used a gift card to pick up a copy of this:



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Paul Clapham
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Games? I got some new shirts. They were much needed too.

But don't let me hijack this thread, carry on with the games chat.
Richard Tookey
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Paul Clapham wrote:Games? I got some new shirts.


Shirts - luxury ! I got a woolly hat and mittens. I suppose I was lucky this year because nobody bought me socks.
Paul Clapham
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Richard Tookey wrote:Shirts - luxury ! I got a woolly hat and mittens. I suppose I was lucky this year because nobody bought me socks.


I got socks last year.
Bear Bibeault
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Who got a rock?
Ryan McGuire
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Gregg Bolinger wrote:You kids and your highfalutin video games. This was my Christmas haul: ...
And then I used a gift card to pick up a copy of this: ...


Nice haul, but I have to admit I haven't actually played any of the games pictured. However, X Wing is on my short list of games to try soon.

As far as games go, this Christmas I received a copy of Takenoko and picked up Hanabi for myself with a gift card. I also spent more time and materials than it was worth to make my own version of Can't Stop.

By the way, what is that right next to Castle Keep in the picture?
Jayesh A Lalwani
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I'm a cheap gamer. What I do is when a game comes out, I wait till they produce another one of those games before I get it. So, for example, I played through Batman:Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Asylum when AO came out. ANd now, I;m playing through Assasin's Creed (I'm on ACII). This has 2 advantages
a) cheep cheep cheep. I get the games for $20
b) more honest reviews:- having been gungho about games, I've realized that reviewers sometimes give good ratings to games because they themselves are hyped up about it. They become a lot more honest about the previous releases in the series when they are reviewing a release. So, for example, I review Batman: AO to understand of Batman: AA and Batman: AC 's finer points
c) Loads of guides: I play games for the story lines and the challenge. SOmetimes, I get so excited by the story that I want to say "F*ck the challenge, I want to see how it ends... give me the easy mode" So, if the game becomes too challenging, I just spin up the online guides and blow through it. Then I go through it the second time on my own. Sometimes, I use online guides to get close to 100%, although it's beena while since I got 100% in any game.
Scott Halepaska
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Who got a rock?


Only you, blockhead.
Jelle Klap
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I love Skyrim. Bought it for both PS3 and PC, though I fully agree that load times on the PS3 version can be frustrating, but I got used to it. The performance also suffers (quite a bit at times) as you reach higher levels, and explore more of the world. This is true for other Bethesda games on PS3 as well, such as Oblivion (TES4) and Fallout 3 / New Vegas.

I didn't get any new PS3 games, but I did spend some cheddar during the Steam holdiay sales period (insane discounts). I bought Skyrim, Civilization 5, Max Payne 3, and The Witcher 2.


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Bear Bibeault
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Scott Halepaska wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:Who got a rock?


Only you, blockhead.

I tried in vain to find a picture of a bear wearing a Charlie Brown shirt on the Internet. What good is an Internet that doesn't include bears in Charlie Brown shirts?
J. Kevin Robbins
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Your kung-fu is weak.





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Bear Bibeault
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The latter one is close. Good fu!
Greg Charles
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Jim Venolia wrote:It's been 2 weeks, fess up. What have you been wasting time on? PS3 for me; whew, something else for you.


I need a translation. It's been two weeks since what? Since PS3 came out? I thought there was a PS4 already. Did I dream that?
Gregg Bolinger
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Greg Charles wrote:
Jim Venolia wrote:It's been 2 weeks, fess up. What have you been wasting time on? PS3 for me; whew, something else for you.


I need a translation. It's been two weeks since what? Since PS3 came out? I thought there was a PS4 already. Did I dream that?


2 weeks since Christmas.
Ryan McGuire
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Who got a rock?


Who gotta rock? I gotta rock! At the very least, I wanna rock.
fred rosenberger
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Jayesh A Lalwani wrote: What I do is when a game comes out, I wait till they produce another one of those games before I get it.

yeah, but...


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Aki Mohan
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Playing Sleeping Dogs, it's just awesome... Also, waiting for Fable Anniversary
 
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