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Post by Rush2112 » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:32 pm

Damn, I forget about this thread. If you are a PC gamer, Epic is giving away a free game every week. Some are good (Star Wars Battlefront II) some are not.
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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:43 pm

Rush2112 wrote:
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Damn, I forget about this thread. If you are a PC gamer, Epic is giving away a free game every week. Some are good (Star Wars Battlefront II) some are not.
My oldest and youngest love SW:B2.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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govmentchedda wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:43 pm
Rush2112 wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:32 pm
Damn, I forget about this thread. If you are a PC gamer, Epic is giving away a free game every week. Some are good (Star Wars Battlefront II) some are not.
My oldest and youngest love SW:B2.
I should have thought about it Swamp filled server would have been fun as hell.
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Post by Square Rob » Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:40 am

I have been playing the absolute shit out of Assassins Creed Odyssey and it is tremendous. Such a fun and engrossing game. I enjoyed Black Flag a lot, but feel Odyssey is superior just due to the variety of things you can do.

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Post by Brontoburglar » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:32 pm

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God yes
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Post by BSF21 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:46 pm

Love my Switch.
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Post by Giff » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:48 pm

We've only played Mario Kart. I'm typically not a big fan of video games unless they're sports. Any recs for the Switch?
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Post by BSF21 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:52 pm

Giff wrote:
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We've only played Mario Kart. I'm typically not a big fan of video games unless they're sports. Any recs for the Switch?
Depends on the type of games you're into. I love indie stuff. I've been playing the shit out of Hades. Before that a lot of Dead Cells, Enter the Gungeon.

My wife and I like Overcooked 2! which got her into playing with me and she's not a gamer at all. (go ahead and ... that one).

The AAA stuff is very good from what I hear. I just like the shop where I can go pick up something fun to play for 15-20 bucks. Sometimes it's 5 hours and I'm over it, sometimes I sink 100s into it.
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Post by govmentchedda » Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:18 pm

My kids loved Breath of the Wild, and love Mario Kart.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Post by blundercrush » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:08 pm

Super Mario Odyssey is also very very good. Pokemon Sword/Shield is pretty good. I'll 2nd breath of the wild.

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NCAA Football coming back.....
without Notre Dame right now.

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Even better!
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Post by Rush2112 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:54 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
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NCAA Football coming back.....
without Notre Dame right now.
I tried Doug Fluties' Ultimate Football (it has all D-1 colleges, faked of course) and CFL rules! but boy howdy it was super hard to play. Not sure if I'm just used to EA arcade action or what, but it was incredibly hard to do anything on offense, though I did take a kick-off to the house.) I'm hoping that it improves so EA has a competitor, but really really not worth the current price tag.
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Post by Rush2112 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:21 am

Valheim is awesome.
Did you see that ludicrous display last night?

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Post by Johnny Carwash » Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:59 am

Rush2112 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:21 am
Valheim is awesome.
I got it last weekend and have messed around for an hour or so but am underwhelmed so far. When does it get good (or what am I maybe missing)?
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Post by Rush2112 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:21 am

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:59 am
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Valheim is awesome.
I got it last weekend and have messed around for an hour or so but am underwhelmed so far. When does it get good (or what am I maybe missing)?
It's a bunch of games wrapped into one. I play with a couple of buddies so it's got that social aspect. You can go rampaging, be a builder/farmer/hunter, or just go exploring. It's admittedly a little clunky (early access, small dev team) but once you get set up with a few things it gets fun.
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Post by EnochRoot » Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:59 pm

Been playing Star Trek Fleet Command on the iPad the past couple months. It’s a fun game that organizes players into alliances, allowing them to forge their own faction paths (Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Augment, Rogue)...It’s one of the uglier freemium games I’ve seen though. The grind is real, but if you want to drop $99.99 to alleviate some of it (but not all of it), you are more than welcome to do so.
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Post by A_B » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:55 pm

I've been playing God of War on the PS5. Not a ps5 game, just the latest entry. It's pretty damn fun, and it was free as I am a ps plus subscriber and they made a lot of titles available for free. The Show will probably be my first ps5 game purchase. And I see it's no longer a PS exclusive.
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Post by BSF21 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:56 pm

A_B wrote:
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I've been playing God of War on the PS5. Not a ps5 game, just the latest entry. It's pretty damn fun, and it was free as I am a ps plus subscriber and they made a lot of titles available for free. The Show will probably be my first ps5 game purchase. And I see it's no longer a PS exclusive.
How the fuck did you get a PS5?
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BSF21 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:56 pm
A_B wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:55 pm
I've been playing God of War on the PS5. Not a ps5 game, just the latest entry. It's pretty damn fun, and it was free as I am a ps plus subscriber and they made a lot of titles available for free. The Show will probably be my first ps5 game purchase. And I see it's no longer a PS exclusive.
How the fuck did you get a PS5?
Did you not preorder?
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:59 pm

Rush2112 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:21 am
Johnny Carwash wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:59 am
Rush2112 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:21 am
Valheim is awesome.
I got it last weekend and have messed around for an hour or so but am underwhelmed so far. When does it get good (or what am I maybe missing)?
It's a bunch of games wrapped into one. I play with a couple of buddies so it's got that social aspect. You can go rampaging, be a builder/farmer/hunter, or just go exploring. It's admittedly a little clunky (early access, small dev team) but once you get set up with a few things it gets fun.
Valheim clicked for me and I have 23 hours in per the Steam tracker. Once you discover more things to find/build it really opens up. I like the way it lets you figure things out for yourself.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:15 am

So Tiger just signed a deal with Take 2 Interactive. Means Tiger is going to PGA Tour 2K and other games.

Interesting timing...Take 2 makes GTA....let the memes begin.

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Post by A_B » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:17 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:15 am
So Tiger just signed a deal with Take 2 Interactive. Means Tiger is going to PGA Tour 2K and other games.

Interesting timing...Take 2 makes GTA....let the memes begin.
I thought GTA was a rockstar franchise.

Edit: I see Take 2 is the parent. Takebacksies!
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:30 am

A_B wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:17 am
wlu_lax6 wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:15 am
So Tiger just signed a deal with Take 2 Interactive. Means Tiger is going to PGA Tour 2K and other games.

Interesting timing...Take 2 makes GTA....let the memes begin.
I thought GTA was a rockstar franchise.

Edit: I see Take 2 is the parent. Takebacksies!
Need to get back to posting links with no text to avoid this type of thing...will at minimum reduce the typos.

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Post by A_B » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:55 am

Brontoburglar wrote:
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yeah there are a couple of convenient workarounds right now

there's no NCAA license, so the NCAA itself won't make a dime on it

since NIL is in flux, EA says that it's proceeding with fake rosters that won't resemble the real-life rosters. that's the hedge against NIL reform as it'd be hard for players to say that they have a claim to money if they can't prove it's them in the game.

ultimately, I think the rosters are real if NIL reform gets figured out and EA works out something with the schools. but if they keep the rosters to be modified by users, that may ultimately be a moot point.
Speaking of NIL, case is at the Supreme Court today. I wonder if this goes badly for the NCAA how fast they will have stupid watered down proposals ready. I'd imagine (and in fact they'd be even more negligent if not) if they don't already have several plans under review and trying to figure out which one protects their revenue the most.
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Post by blundercrush » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:10 pm

If anyone here likes Dark Souls 3, the Cinders mod is really sweet if you've already played through the game. lot of QoL changes, way more gear, and armor has bonuses so they matter more. definitely recommend for the free dollars it costs. It's also easy to install, which generally can't be said for mods.

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blundercrush wrote:
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If anyone here likes Dark Souls 3, the Cinders mod is really sweet if you've already played through the game. lot of QoL changes, way more gear, and armor has bonuses so they matter more. definitely recommend for the free dollars it costs. It's also easy to install, which generally can't be said for mods.
I got midway through the first Dark Souls, and really enjoyed the experience, but hit a point where it was just too fucking hard and after trying off and on, just gave up. I am in awe of anyone who is able to beat those games.
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Post by Rush2112 » Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:25 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:59 pm
Rush2112 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:21 am
Johnny Carwash wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:59 am
Rush2112 wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:21 am
Valheim is awesome.
I got it last weekend and have messed around for an hour or so but am underwhelmed so far. When does it get good (or what am I maybe missing)?
It's a bunch of games wrapped into one. I play with a couple of buddies so it's got that social aspect. You can go rampaging, be a builder/farmer/hunter, or just go exploring. It's admittedly a little clunky (early access, small dev team) but once you get set up with a few things it gets fun.
Valheim clicked for me and I have 23 hours in per the Steam tracker. Once you discover more things to find/build it really opens up. I like the way it lets you figure things out for yourself.
I saw your uptick! I'm really doing a slow burn as our group can only get together once a week or so, we're in the bronze age, but armed to the teeth and kicking everything's ass, took us a really long time to find enough tin. We're looking for the elder, but he's super far away.
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Post by blundercrush » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:48 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:50 pm
blundercrush wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:10 pm
If anyone here likes Dark Souls 3, the Cinders mod is really sweet if you've already played through the game. lot of QoL changes, way more gear, and armor has bonuses so they matter more. definitely recommend for the free dollars it costs. It's also easy to install, which generally can't be said for mods.
I got midway through the first Dark Souls, and really enjoyed the experience, but hit a point where it was just too fucking hard and after trying off and on, just gave up. I am in awe of anyone who is able to beat those games.
Original Dark Souls is one of my all time favorite games. There are definitely easier ways to beat it and harder ways to beat it and if you try doing it the hard way without knowing...it's pretty brutal. Dark Souls 3 is definitely more of the same but more refined.

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Brontoburglar wrote:
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I might have asked this before, but is a switch worth it? seems like it'd be fun and 1. we have costco money to spend to pay for it and 2. we've got a long flight(s) coming up that it would get use during
pga 2k21 is addicting as hell. trying to hold off on buying rbi baseball because I feel that will get me hooked too
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Post by brian » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:51 am

Honestly never been in this thread, but anyone ever posted about Desert Bus, the most boring video game ever created?

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Post by Rex » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:01 am

Can't say I've played that one. I do play Euro Truck every now and then.

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Post by Rush2112 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:36 am

Rex wrote:
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Can't say I've played that one. I do play Euro Truck every now and then.
When we were first on lockdown I went hard into ATS. Played classic country and drove the ABQ - LA - SF route a lot.
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