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>> No. 19768 Anonymous
6th February 2015
Friday 8:29 pm
19768 What are you playing right now?
I figured I'd make an /e/ equivalent of that great, big /beat/ thread.

Recently I have been slogging away on XCOM: Enemy Within with the Long War mod. Humanity is doomed as I'm simply incapable of holding back the torrent of battleships the aliens keep hurling at me.

It's bloody fun though.
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>> No. 22194 Anonymous
15th September 2017
Friday 4:46 pm
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>>22191 I do something similar. I waited ages for Witcher 3 to go on sale and then forgot long enough for the GOTY edition to hit £17 on Steam. It's a fantastic game and I've put over a hundred hours into it.
>> No. 22195 Anonymous
17th September 2017
Sunday 11:11 pm
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Type:Rider. It's a relatively simple gravity platformer interspersed with little entries about the history of printing and the evolution of how text is presented. If you've ever rolled your eyes at Comic Sans or got all pedantic about how fonts aren't fonts, they're typefaces, which I have a suspicion applies to one or even both of you, then get this game when it's on sale or whatever. The platformer bits are fun and the history is fascinating. My only complaint would be that it's slightly jarring for the play part to be regularly interrupted by the text, but it's worthwhile nonetheless.
>> No. 22212 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 6:41 pm
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I must have sunk days into King of Dragon Pass already and I'm not even close to scratching the surface. It's an rpg/strategy game where you control a clan and handle various facets like cattle affairs, raiding neighbours, and sending people out on exploratory missions but you also get issues popping up all the time that you have to rule on. I advise you be nice to the duck people.

£1.61 for the (newer) Steam version till the 23rd and apparently they're releasing a spiritual successor in 2018.
>> No. 22213 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 7:43 pm
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*Portal Stories: Mel* . Pretty good Portal 2 mod thingy. (Need to own Portal 2 on steam, but not necessarily have it installed). Free too.
>> No. 22215 Anonymous
20th October 2017
Friday 7:54 pm
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>>22212
Thanks for reminding me about this game. I'm glad to hear it's on Steam, maybe this time it'll actually work on my system.
speaking of old games on Steam, where can I find them in the store? I've scrolled to the end of a few genre lists but the selection always seems pretty modern (and poor, to be honest).
>> No. 22216 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 9:55 pm
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>>22213
Definately good, though I ended up cheating a bit as it went on because of ridiculously hard puzzles and instadeath laser turrets,
>> No. 22217 Anonymous
25th October 2017
Wednesday 11:57 pm
22217 There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.
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I bought The Flame in the Flood for the Switch and now understand what people mean when they say a game is comfy. Sitting in bed listening to dystopian Country & Western while I navigate the ruins of a fallen civilisation on a makeshift raft with my loyal pooch is, indeed, comfy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQTPAb2Np3g
>> No. 22218 Anonymous
26th October 2017
Thursday 12:00 am
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Shit, wrong picture.
>> No. 22236 Anonymous
4th December 2017
Monday 12:08 am
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Lately I've been spending a lot of time getting drunk and playing Rainbow Six 3. It's a fun combination but the beer is taking its toll on my operatives. They often get injured because of my shit drunken plans, and a few of them have died in the line of duty because I was too impatient to click the retry button. RIP Arkadi Novikov.

It's a bit depressing to play games from the 90s/early 2000s. You're reminded of how much videogames have regressed: graphics have been consistently getting better but almost everything else has gotten worse.
>> No. 22237 Anonymous
4th December 2017
Monday 2:30 pm
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>>22236
Eurgh. I didn't think I'd see a screenshot that would actually make me appreciate bump mapping.
>> No. 22239 Anonymous
5th December 2017
Tuesday 2:02 pm
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I bought a Switch and I'm playing Breath of the Wild. I'm about 7 hours in and I can comfortably say its going to be one of my favourite games. The Switch too is incredible, lots of cwtchy ways to play the thing, (none of which are on the adverts). A great library already. Very pleased. I never thought anything could sway me from PC gaming and my GTX1080 and your refresh rate and yada yada.
>> No. 22240 Anonymous
6th December 2017
Wednesday 7:20 pm
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>>22239

I'm waiting for the switch to drop in price for now, but I'm absolutely buying one down the line. Even just for Mario, because Nintendo always seem to pull some magic out with Mario and I love them for it.
>> No. 22241 Anonymous
6th December 2017
Wednesday 7:45 pm
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>>22240
But what about


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb-srOfRqNc
>> No. 22242 Anonymous
7th December 2017
Thursday 1:45 am
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>>22241
It’s a mass produced electronic, did you think there wouldn’t be videos of it malfunctioning? Mine is fine. And if it wasn’t I’d just take it back.
>> No. 22243 Anonymous
7th December 2017
Thursday 11:23 am
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>>22242
Yeah that red ring of death thing was totally overblown.
>> No. 22244 Anonymous
7th December 2017
Thursday 11:33 pm
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The RRoD debacle cost Microsoft a billion dollars. It wasn't the regular 1-5% failure rate that you tend to get with mass-produced electronics, the design itself was defective and most 360's from that era that ever saw real use are either dead or have been reflowed/have had the stress-inducing heatsink swapped out.

To my knowledge there's nothing akin to that with the Nintendo Switch. Or any other Nintendo product, really - for all their weird, boneheaded business decisions, they've always produced solid and reliable hardware.
>> No. 22245 Anonymous
8th December 2017
Friday 12:00 am
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>>22244
Well roughly 100% of the devices in the video are exhibiting failure.
>> No. 22246 Anonymous
8th December 2017
Friday 12:50 am
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>>22245
From the video's description:
>Switch users experiencing a wide range of different issues from day one. Obviously that doesn't mean all switches are defective, this is a "painful launch" for those consumers featured in the video only.

So what exactly are you getting at here?
>> No. 22247 Anonymous
9th December 2017
Saturday 1:33 pm
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Had the Switch since launch. BotW is good but not amazing, would have preferred a more traditional Zelda. Odyssey is fun, but could have done with having twice as many worlds. Only took me like 10 hours to beat the main story. Mario + Rabbids is a brilliant X-COM style game, just a lovely game. Splatoon 2 is one of the more fun multiplayer shooters out there. And going to start Xenoblade Chronicles 2 this evening which looks to be lengthy and interesting. Probably the best launch year for a console, and the next few months look good too with the Bayonetta 1 and 2 remasters and Kirby and Yoshi to look forward to.

Well done Nintendo on finding success after the relative failure of the Wii U.
>> No. 22248 Anonymous
9th December 2017
Saturday 4:45 pm
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>>22247

85 hours in I have only unlocked half the rare blades and I'm not even half way through the game. It's difficult to comprehend Xenoblade 2's scope, I've burnt out. I need a couple of days break.
>> No. 22250 Anonymous
10th December 2017
Sunday 6:56 pm
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Back to the Anno series for me.
>> No. 22254 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 8:13 pm
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Just finished NieR: Automata (ABCDE and a smattering of others - I've not played any of Drakengard or NieR before). It's one of those games that hooked me in despite its flaws.

The story is teenlad level of deep, the character design consits of prototype wapanese fan service, the map design is so full of invisible walls it makes you wonder why they bothered to model half the stuff they did, the combat mechanics don't quite go beyond "just mash", upgrading items requires the most nonsencical list of components I've come across so far and grinding for them is just not a thing unless you're truly masochistic... but I still loved it and binge-played it over the last couple of days.

It's got just enough lore in the game that it makes you want to learn more about it. The story, while trite, is well delivered in way that made me care about the characters and was enough to propel me through the 3* re-runs it needs at minimum.


(*) You do not literally replay the same game. The first time is played as "2B", the second as her companion from the first time "9S" which is substantially similar but allows for short cuts and adds extra story elements which avoids it turning into a chore. The third times moves into entirely new story material.
>> No. 22255 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 8:18 pm
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What game lets me control a battalion sized (or larger) formation of troops during the Second World War? None of that arcade stuff either, I want to feel the stress of watching my men get popped by a flak gun we can't even find.
>> No. 22256 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 8:23 pm
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>>22255

Neither are exactly as you describe, but both the Commandoes and Company of Heroes series are stressful as fuck.
>> No. 22257 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 8:27 pm
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Is Red Alert 3 worth getting in the Steam sale? I think the last RTS game I actually played was Red Alert 2.
>> No. 22258 Anonymous
31st December 2017
Sunday 10:43 pm
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>>22257

I think Total Annihilation was my last RTS. Man that was a game.
>> No. 22260 Anonymous
1st January 2018
Monday 2:24 am
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>>22255
Hitler treated black people better than the Americans.
>> No. 22261 Anonymous
1st January 2018
Monday 2:44 am
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>>22255

Probably something like the Graviteam Tactics series.
>> No. 22263 Anonymous
25th January 2018
Thursday 8:44 pm
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Virtual Pool 3, when lacking access to a proper table.
>> No. 22264 Anonymous
27th January 2018
Saturday 11:42 am
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I got Just Cause 3 in the Chrimbus sales off steam.

It's a fun game but the story is just so piss poor and it's full of silly little immersion breaking things. I understand that an over-the-top, self-aware action story is what the Just Cause universe is about, but the problem is it's not very well done even on that front. Sleeping Dogs did that one far better.

The mechanics are by and large very smooth and fun and I liked the addition of the wingsuit (making the who 'car collection' aspect of the game totally redundant and I pity the guy whose job it was to design that part of the game), but the driving and enforced AI escort sections are fucking awful.

Unlike, say, GTA, the game's story doesn't dynamically react to your actions outside of the story. By that I mean, the idea is that you must capture the whole 'country' in game, as in the earlier JC games, by destroying a checklist of items in each settlement. I did the first couple of stories and then systematically captured the whole map before continuing with the story, but the story still acted like the rebels were only controlling a small section and the Big Bad General was still in charge.

The 'grand final battle' was also incredibly underwhelming, the capital city was guarded by about 5 snipers and that's it.

After the endgame, the procedurally generated missions still act as they did before you killed the Main Bad Guy, completely breaking the immersion.

The asynchronous multiplayer would be good if it actually used my Steam friends list - it currently just puts me against a seemingly random list of 2 to 3 people I have never heard of that changes on a weekly basis.

It's a fun game and if you can get it for cheap on sale it's worth the 20-30 hours you'll get out of it just flying around, blowing shit up, but I feel like they could have really rounded it off with not a lot more effort.
>> No. 22265 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 10:26 am
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I'm considering getting the Rockstar Humble Bumble; is it true that the PC ports of their games are prone to bugs and crashing?

https://www.humblebundle.com/games/rockstar-games-bundle
>> No. 22266 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 12:01 pm
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Old School Runescape
>> No. 22268 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 12:18 pm
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>>22266
Is new school Runescape as shite as I imagine it is?
>> No. 22269 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 12:29 pm
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>>22268
I don't know, I haven't tried it.

Check out me stats
>> No. 22270 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 3:46 pm
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>>22269
>42/40

u wot
>> No. 22271 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 4:34 pm
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>>22270
Armour bonus or temporary buff I assume.
>> No. 22272 Anonymous
3rd February 2018
Saturday 4:51 pm
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>>22271
It was accidental whatever it was, I have no idea.
>> No. 22273 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 11:49 am
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>>22272
If you recently restored prayer at the edgeville monastery it gives +2 above your level

Here's my stats, I wonder how many others there are...
>> No. 22274 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 11:54 am
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>>22273
I played a bit last year, got as near to full rune as is possible without killing the dragon because I couldn't be bothered to do that quest.
>> No. 22275 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 12:10 pm
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>>22268
I wouldn't say it's shit, it's just basically unrecognisable from the version you know. I just logged back into my old main out of curiosity, here's a screenshot. The interface is all customisable but would be confusing as hell the first time you log in.
>> No. 22276 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 12:10 pm
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Also I have to concede it's quite pretty. This is Falador castle now.
>> No. 22277 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 12:35 pm
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>>22276
>quite pretty
That's Neverwinter Nights with better aliasing, not exactly pushing the boat out graphics wise.
>> No. 22278 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 12:47 pm
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>>22277
I didn't mean as a standard for the whole gaming industry, just that it's nice to explore a familiar world re-rendered in this way.
>> No. 22279 Anonymous
4th February 2018
Sunday 1:26 pm
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>>22275
>>22276
Wow! That's actually impressive for RuneScape. It looks like World of Warcraft now.

>>22277
Don't be an arse.
>> No. 22280 Anonymous
8th February 2018
Thursday 10:19 pm
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Finished Kingdom Hearts 2. I started it when I was 14 and never finished it at the time as I didn't want it to end. But now I've finished it 11.5 years later. It had a satisfying ending, so I'm curious to see how the prequels/sequels keep the story going after such a definitive conclusion.
>> No. 22281 Anonymous
9th February 2018
Friday 5:43 pm
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>>22266

I've just spent a whole week levelling up my mining. Thanks for reminding me that Runescape exists you massive bellend.
>> No. 22288 Anonymous
12th February 2018
Monday 8:39 pm
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There are pros and cons to having one, universal Microsoft account. However, being called "loser" by a lad who beat me on Fifa an hour and a half after I've turned the Xbox off is definitely a con.
>> No. 22289 Anonymous
12th February 2018
Monday 8:50 pm
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>>22288
It's best when you do it with an unfashionable club, that really seems to irritate them. I haven't had a FIFA game in ages, but my favourite team to play online with was Flamengo when they had Adriano and Vagner Love up front.
>> No. 22290 Anonymous
12th February 2018
Monday 9:23 pm
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>>22288

What in god's name have you done to your browser, lad?

Did you accidentally tie-dye your computer?
>> No. 22291 Anonymous
12th February 2018
Monday 10:23 pm
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>>22290
I think he's gone all a bit Aztec in that late eighties style.

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