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Video Games Thread (See first post for Swamper handles)

Post by Johnny Carwash » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:13 am

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Thought I'd start a thread as a catch-all if there's interest.
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Post by tennbengal » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:36 am

Too old, I think. My college daughter is on steam and swears by it.

Civ V an improvement on Civ IV (other than being the next number)?

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Post by The Sybian » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:57 am

After having to look up Steam, I realize how out of touch I am with video games. PS2 is probably the most current system I have played. I have no concept, apparently, about how online gaming works. All this talk of video games has me excited to pull the Atari 2600 out of storage and fire it up. I have been waiting for my son to be old enough to laugh his ass off at the primitive games, and I think he is almost there.
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Post by A_B » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:01 am

I have steam, and I wouldn't be opposed to a copy of Civ.

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Post by mister d » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:02 am

Do they max at 6 characters or was the version with the 'e' already taken?
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:58 pm

Hey, sorry for not responding earlier. It sounds like both bengal and AB have interest in the Civ V copy. If one wants it less than the other, let me know, otherwise I can flip a coin.

To bengal's question, I think Civ V is the best iteration since Civ II. It substantially revised a lot of the gameplay elements in a way that may at first seem like an oversimplification, but is actually a streamlining that eliminates a lot of the micromanagement that plagued previous versions, especially in the later stages, and lets you focus on more meaningful strategic decisions.
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Post by Sabo » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:27 pm

Interesting review.

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Post by Sabo » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:43 am

For those who have Steam, launch it and search for a game called Goat Simulator. Watch the second trailer for it. I haven't stopped laughing for at least 10 minutes.
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:20 am

Is that the one with the goat that uses its tongue to stick onto things, and kind of looks like Grand Theft Auto? If so, that clip is hilarious.
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Post by Sabo » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:32 am

govmentchedda wrote:Is that the one with the goat that uses its tongue to stick onto things, and kind of looks like Grand Theft Auto? If so, that clip is hilarious.
That's the game. Here's the trailer I'm talking about:

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Post by The Sybian » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:09 am

What is the name of the game that trailer is spoofing? It was a zombie game where a family goes on a vacation in a beach area? That video creeped me the fuck out. It was too real, and the music was eerie.
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Post by vandwagon » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:37 pm

Considering a purchase of OOTP Baseball 15. I've messed around with the Football Manager demo and it's just overwhelming for someone with limited understanding of the game. Figure baseball is better for me. Anyone familiar with OOTP 15 and have a recommendation?

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Post by Brontoburglar » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:42 pm

I found previous iterations of OOTP more overwhelming that FM (for iPad)
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Post by vandwagon » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:47 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:I found previous iterations of OOTP more overwhelming that FM (for iPad)
Thanks. Hmm. May go with OOTP anyway since it's 50% off right now on Steam. Figure that's not so much that I'd be pissed if I hate it.

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Post by A_B » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:16 pm

vandwagon wrote:Considering a purchase of OOTP Baseball 15. I've messed around with the Football Manager demo and it's just overwhelming for someone with limited understanding of the game. Figure baseball is better for me. Anyone familiar with OOTP 15 and have a recommendation?

Football manager has a lot of moving parts for sure, but I found it was an awesome way to really get into the european game and to understand tactics. i'd reccomend starting a game with one of the really good teams and playing a season or two with them to get a feel for the pacing and the feel without getting too downhearted by losing.

I found OOTP to be just as exhaustive but admittedly easier to grasp in terms of nuance.
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Post by Ryan » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:24 pm

This is random, but we bought Kirby's Epic Yarn for $10 last week. It rules.
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Post by BSF21 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:35 pm

Ive actually be playing more games on my iPad as of late.

Bastion has been pretty neat for 6 bucks, but the cream of the crop is FTL: Faster Than Light

Was skeptical at 15$ but I've played the hell out of it.
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Post by vandwagon » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:01 pm

OOTP15 is 50% off again if anyone is interested. I'm picking it up this time.

Football Manager just frustrated me. This may too, but we'll see.

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Post by Rush2112 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:10 pm

My brother is playing Shadow of Mordor. It looks FANTASTIC, but one of those games that I would utterly suck at.
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Post by Sabo » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:14 pm

Rush2112 wrote:My brother is playing Shadow of Mordor. It looks FANTASTIC, but one of those games that I would utterly suck at.
So far, it's the only game that's made me want to get a PS4. Then again, I'm a LOTR fan, so that helps.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:18 pm

I've had a few iterations of OOTP, and each one had a stretch of consuming my life for weeks on end. I might spring again with the current sale, thanks for the heads up.

Question for the others who play--do you play with real-world leagues or fictional ones? I've always preferred the latter as it frees me of biases and lets me make more abstract decisions.
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Post by Rush2112 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:00 pm

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Rush2112 wrote:My brother is playing Shadow of Mordor. It looks FANTASTIC, but one of those games that I would utterly suck at.
So far, it's the only game that's made me want to get a PS4. Then again, I'm a LOTR fan, so that helps.
He got the PS4 last week and it's been the game played 90% of the time (I sneak in a Madden game here and there.)
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Post by A_B » Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:05 am

I want to play that game too. apparently takes the best of the Batman Arkham game - the fighting and merges it with the open world style of assassin's creed. That's a good matchup.
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Post by tennbengal » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:20 am

Got a PS4 for the house a few weeks ago. Shadow of Mordor is the game that has the kid hooked.

I mostly sit there and tell passers-by to get off my lawn, as I can't play the damn thing.

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Post by A_B » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:19 am

I beat Shadow of Mordor last night. For as awesome of a game as it was it had a terrifically easy ending. But maybe I'm just that good (my character was indeed maxed out)
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Post by rass » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:28 am

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Post by A_B » Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:45 am

I've come to appreciate the buildup in those RPG-type games. Most of the Batman Arkham series have been tremendous until the finish. Though I think it was the second one where the Boss fight to end it was truly epic.
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Post by Ryan » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:44 pm

OOTP16 is out, now with an MLB license
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Oh shit. Please review.
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Post by Ryan » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:21 pm

I'm probably jumping over to the mobile version (branded as MLB Manager 15) - a little lighter on free features but it still has the license and then I wouldn't have to dig an actual computer out of cold storage.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:53 pm

Haven't bought a new version of OOTP in a few years as the added features haven't struck me as enough to warrant a new purchase, but I might take a closer look.

By the way, they're planning to release a similar football game this year, which is really overdue.
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Post by A_B » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:32 am

I bought MLB the Show for Ps4. Good god. What a tremendous game. My biggest gripe about the PS3 version was load times for games...no longer. I can play two weeks of my guys career in half an hour or so now where before that would be double the time.

Graphics are stupid, too. Hair is the only thing that doesn't look realistic, and I imagine we're not far from away from the technology that lets them manage that like disney did with Brave and the flowing red hair.
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AB_skin_test wrote:I bought MLB the Show for Ps4. Good god. What a tremendous game. My biggest gripe about the PS3 version was load times for games...no longer. I can play two weeks of my guys career in half an hour or so now where before that would be double the time.

Graphics are stupid, too. Hair is the only thing that doesn't look realistic, and I imagine we're not far from away from the technology that lets them manage that like disney did with Brave and the flowing red hair.
The game is insane. Looking forward to having time in, oh, the middle of May, to play it again.

I can't hit for shit though. I can pitch, but my pitch recognition at the plate is not good (and I've heard I'm not the only person who struggles with it).
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I either lace a ball to the gap or dribble it in the infield it seems. That's probably 85% of my contact results. Granted I am not powered up very much yet.
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AB_skin_test wrote:I either lace a ball to the gap or dribble it in the infield it seems. That's probably 85% of my contact results. Granted I am not powered up very much yet.
I created my player but haven't used him much. I was playing the Royals' season and had grand plans of trying to keep up. Ha. I'm on Game 4 while they've played 18.
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Brontoburglar wrote:I was playing the Royals' season and had grand plans of trying to keep up. Ha. I'm on Game 4 while they've played 18.
Catch up when they go to Baltimore
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Thu May 28, 2015 3:54 pm

Thing that made me more excited than it should: remember Chip's Challenge, the simple, yet surprisingly punishing, puzzle/maze game that was included with early versions of Windows? A (slightly) enhanced version of it and its sequel are up on Steam for just a couple bucks.
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