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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. 22548 Anonymous
27th November 2018
Tuesday 12:43 am
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I used to play APB, and I made my character dress in fluorescent green and use only non-lethal weapons. Partly because I didn't want to take it too seriously, and partly because each time I took someone down I enjoyed imagining their shame at losing to my self-imposed handicap.
>> No. 22549 Anonymous
27th November 2018
Tuesday 2:17 pm
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>>22548
While I'm on the subject, can I just lament about APB. It could have been an amazingly original cops-and-robbers simulator, and it has been developed into a generic team-based shooter.
>> No. 22550 Anonymous
27th November 2018
Tuesday 2:28 pm
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>>22549

Was that the one that was originally supposed to be an MMO?
>> No. 22551 Anonymous
27th November 2018
Tuesday 6:16 pm
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>>22550
It is an MMO.
>> No. 22552 Anonymous
27th November 2018
Tuesday 11:14 pm
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I did it! Have that, Lance, you utter ponce.
>> No. 22553 Anonymous
28th November 2018
Wednesday 1:22 am
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>>22552
I have HeartGold, but I've never completed it.
>> No. 22554 Anonymous
28th November 2018
Wednesday 9:52 am
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>>22553
I've still got another continent to go yet, and there's always Beldums to (never, ever) catch.
>> No. 22555 Anonymous
28th November 2018
Wednesday 9:18 pm
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Been enjoying Far Cry 5 the last few days.
I never did get on with 3, though playing it on the 360 may have had something to do with that.
>> No. 22556 Anonymous
28th November 2018
Wednesday 9:31 pm
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>>22555
It's better in PC, but it's impossible to remove the motion blur completely.

I've made the decision recently to not buy games from AAA publishers that have aggressive monetisation in any of their games, which means I've missed out on a few games that I hear are great FC5 being one of them. The one that galls is Spyro. I feel like that game is targeting me specifically, because Acti knows I wont buy their games anymore.

"C'mon, it's a wholesome remake!" is how it starts.
>> No. 22557 Anonymous
29th November 2018
Thursday 10:52 am
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>>22556
Can't say I've noticed any heavy monetisation in FC5.
You CAN buy Silver Bars with real money, but it never really pushes them in your face, and never once have I felt a need as the world is so full of piles of cash that have been left around you can afford everything through just playing the game.

As i'm aware, Spyro is just the complete package, no add ons or buyable stuff. Albeit you only get the one game on the disc and have to download the others two.
>> No. 22558 Anonymous
29th November 2018
Thursday 12:35 pm
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>>22556
Which AAA publishers do you support then? I'm struggling to think of any that don't use aggressive monetisation.
>> No. 22559 Anonymous
29th November 2018
Thursday 1:24 pm
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>>22558
Nintendo and Capcom are the only two yet to introduce loot boxes in their games, which limits what I can play and where I can play it.

>>22557
FC5 doesn’t have aggressive monetisation mechanics, but other Ubisoft games do. If they do it in one, I wont buy any of their games.

It’s introduced me to the cesspit that is indy games on Steam, though. Few gems on there, all is not lost.
>> No. 22560 Anonymous
30th November 2018
Friday 8:36 pm
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>>22555
And now I've finished it.

Jesus wept.
>> No. 22561 Anonymous
1st December 2018
Saturday 2:33 pm
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>>22546
Fair enough then.
And don't remind me ArmA/OFP. I used to call it 'the simulator of getting shot from who knows where'.
I admit that it was proper fun when you're the opposite side, lying on the hill beside some bush and taking accurate shots from M21 at the troops running below.
>> No. 22585 Anonymous
7th December 2018
Friday 10:25 pm
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Parkitect.

It's a fantastic spiritual sequel to Rollercoaster Tycoon 2, with some extra management elements (mostly to do with staffing and stockign your stores) and building tools that are simple and flexible.

Only big complaint is there's currently no backwards-building on coasters, and other minor niggles are mostly to do with coaster building but it's mostly solid.
>> No. 22590 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 7:05 am
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>>22561

>'the simulator of getting shot from who knows where'

PUBG has taken on that mantle.
>> No. 22591 Anonymous
8th December 2018
Saturday 5:16 pm
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I've been mucking around with the CS:GO battle royale mode.

It's very good. From what I understand they've been working on it for a very long time, it's pretty well polished compared to just about everything else. It's a smaller game, only 16 people per match, so it's a lot less tedious and they've done some clever things with the map and how you can get weapons.

CS:GO is also free to play now, and anyone who previously bought the game has 'prime' membership which I'm sure is something useful or good but I don't actually know.
>> No. 22592 Anonymous
9th December 2018
Sunday 12:57 pm
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>>22591
> CS:GO battle royale mode
And what's the bloody difference compared to the usual 5v5? Or is it just a ten to fifteen year old last man standing DM mode from AMX/AMXX plugins?
>> No. 22593 Anonymous
9th December 2018
Sunday 3:05 pm
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>>22592

Do you not know what a battle royale mode is by now? It's not even a little bit like defusal.

You get dropped into a large map and have to find weapons as the playable map area slowly shrinks over time. The CS:GO twist is a useful map that tells you if an enemy is in a map quadrant (haven't seen another BR that does this) and you can also have weapons airdropped to you using a buy menu like classic CS, but it takes time for a drone to bring your item over. It's also 16 players per game instead of more commonly large BR numbers of 100 or so.

I'm not sure why you're so aggressively cynical when you could have just read the bit where I said

>From what I understand they've been working on it for a very long time, it's pretty well polished compared to just about everything else.

But never mind. Doesn't sound like you have any intention of playing it anyway.
>> No. 22594 Anonymous
9th December 2018
Sunday 4:42 pm
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>>22593
>The CS:GO twist is a useful map that tells you if an enemy is in a map quadrant (haven't seen another BR that does this)

Darwin Project. This one also has a human "director" for each match that can communicate with all the players, control the battlefield and award powerups.
>> No. 22595 Anonymous
9th December 2018
Sunday 7:00 pm
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>>22591

Seconded. It's a very different experience to other BR games, with a lot more action and some really meaty tactical gameplay. The desperate shortage of ammunition makes camping a total waste of time - you have to get out there and chase resources from the off.

Protip: the delivery drones track your tablet, not you. You can set up some hilarious ambushes in the late game by ordering a box of ammo and dropping your tablet.
>> No. 22596 Anonymous
9th December 2018
Sunday 8:08 pm
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>>22595

This, plus it's undeniable that the CS/source engine FPS experience is very different to most, mechanics wise. Anyone who has mastered the art of crouch jumping up a set of boxes has an advantage, though not a huge one.

>Protip: the delivery drones track your tablet, not you

That's amazing, I didn't even think about trying to drop the tablet.

I did do the fantastic 'pretend your pistol's a flash grenade' pro strat earlier for my first win.
>> No. 22598 Anonymous
9th December 2018
Sunday 11:06 pm
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I just noticed that Total War: Empire, Napoleon and Medieval 2 have just had all their DLC given out for free. I think the only bits I didn't already own were Empire and Napoleon's secondary campaigns, but by Jove I love the smell of black powder in the morning, even if they do seem like the least popular games in the entire series according to everyone else. The naval battles are truly awful, I'll cop to that.

Also, while I'd like to give Counter Strike: Global Offensive: Danger Zone a go, I've never been very good at the twitchier end of the shooter market and many people, even some in this thread, have been playing CS for so long I'm always hopelessly out classed. However, I do like the idea of it and it seems like Valve have tried something slightly different, despite a lot of people dismissing it immediately. I understand Valve haven't done much for their public image over the last few years, and that card game they're working on looks like a bit of a rip off, but it is F2P after all so you can hardly accuse them of being greedy buggers.
>> No. 22599 Anonymous
9th December 2018
Sunday 11:21 pm
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>>22597

>I've never been very good at the twitchier end of the shooter market and many people, even some in this thread, have been playing CS for so long I'm always hopelessly out classed.

I'm really rather good at CS and was in the highest rank for a while when I played religiously - the good thing about CS and just about all of it's game types is that it's just as much about being in the right place and remaining undetected as it is about aiming. There's only so much practice any normal human can do on headshot flicks and the like, if you can aim for the head and control recoil even a little bit, you have a fighting chance.

I'm sure I'd be able to reliably beat you on one of the classic maps I've been playing forever, because I'd just know exactly where to go and which corners to shoot at. But I guarantee you have just as much of a chance as I do in an unknown map, or the new one on Danger Zone. If you get the drop on me I'll still die, if I miss the headshot and you don't I'll still die.

I'd also say that CS isn't quite as twitchy as your COD's and such - you don't gain anything by jumping all over the place like a distressed salmon like you see most people do in those games. The nature of how accuracy and spray patterns work in CS means you're more rewarded for controlled bursts while crouching or standing relatively still. I'd recommend trying it, I think you'll enjoy it if you're interested. If I'm wrong then I apologise.

>However, I do like the idea of it and it seems like Valve have tried something slightly different, despite a lot of people dismissing it immediately.

It seems like people who don't play CS:GO are dismissing it because it's Yet Another Battle Royale, though apparently some of the mode's assets have been found in the game files as early as last year, so they haven't rushed it out cynically.

And the existing CS:GO community is angry primarily because Valve has given everyone who previously bought the game a free Prime account, which before now was obtained by playing the game to a certain rank and keeping your 'trust score up', meaning you were a good, honest player by a few metrics - good teamwork, not being a hacker, etc. Everyone with Prime status could choose to match up with only other Prime players, which was an effective way of keeping you playing with good players. The concern is now that everyone has Prime who owned the game, and you can just pay ten quid to get it now, Valve has invited the russian hackers and mic spammers back into everyone's lobbies.

I don't think it's going to be as much of a problem as they make out, as Valve have also increased the weighting your trustability score has on matchmaking. Plus, anyone who is serious about the game typically plays on paid servers such as ESEA as they offer better tickrates than Valve servers, amongst other things.
>> No. 22615 Anonymous
13th December 2018
Thursday 11:18 am
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>>22593
> Do you not know what a battle royale mode is by now?
I do and the first thing that pops up in my mind when I see BR and CS together is Slavic CSDM MEAT servers. 16 to 32 players on a map, every fool for himself.
Those were largely implemented by AMX/AMXX plugin engine, that's why I asked if the 'official' mode differs and what are the differences.
I have no idea why you'd think I'm cynical and/or aggresive about it.
> Doesn't sound like you have any intention of playing it anyway.
True. Just a pinch of mild interest.
>> No. 22625 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 5:16 pm
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>> No. 22626 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 7:34 pm
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>>22625

It's always annoyed me a bit that some of the most open and modable games still on the market are overwhelmingly contributed to by creators that make hyper-detailed nude mods and tittymonsters.

And I don't even know what drives it. Does it count as a fetish? Sure it's nice to look at boobs, but you can do that in tons of games. They're all so hilariously tasteless and plastic too, it's hard to believe anyone derives any actual sexual gratification from any of it.

You don't get many games that touch Fallout for romping around a post apocalypse yet thematically authentic feeling mods are fairly thin on the ground past big expansion projects.
>> No. 22627 Anonymous
19th January 2019
Saturday 9:44 pm
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>>22626
I think it's probably more of a "because we can" type thing.
>> No. 22628 Anonymous
20th January 2019
Sunday 12:50 pm
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>>22626
Back in the day when I played Morrowind I installed some mod that ostensibly should have added a bit more variety to NPC faces and a bit of quality textures too.
Fast-forward to a barmy quest that left me naked in the field, and I notice a thick long absurdly detailed shlong hanging from the groin of my character.
For a moment I hoped I could swing that thing. Imagine running across the bloody island, high on skooma, then descending into the Red Mountain caverns and clubbing Dagoth Ur to death with your dick.
Sheogorath would have been proud.
>> No. 22629 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 1:42 am
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I fancied a late night Ginsters Pasty, so went down to tesco and picked up the Resident Evil 2 remake that's out now.

It's fucking beautiful.
>> No. 22631 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 1:34 pm
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>>22629
I've been checking out reviews, bit miffed all the cool unlocks are paywalled behind the Deluxe edition. How does it play? Looks a lot like Res 4.
>> No. 22632 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 2:03 pm
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Gosh, I miss playing games.
>> No. 22633 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 4:10 pm
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>>22632
What's stopping you?
>> No. 22634 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 4:15 pm
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>>22633
A 1.9GHz two core CPU and 4GB of DDR3 RAM.
>> No. 22635 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 5:00 pm
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>>22634
There are plenty of games that'll play on shite specs.
>> No. 22638 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 5:26 pm
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>>22635

Gog.com have got loads of PC classics for pocket-money prices.
>> No. 22639 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 5:33 pm
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>>22634
You can play Warcraft 3 for free these days if you're willing to make a Blizzard account.
>> No. 22640 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 5:53 pm
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>>22639

CS:GO has recently gone free-to-play if you don't mind the odd Russian cheater. It'll run on a potato.
>> No. 22641 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 10:02 pm
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>>22635>>22638>>22639

I want to play something released after 2006 at more than an unstable 30FPS. I'm bored of being poor and shit and bored.

>>22640
Those people are too fast and need to slow down, also if I log into Steam proper then people will see me and I don't want that.
>> No. 22642 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 10:26 pm
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>>22641
Delete your "friends" then and make your profile private. How many layers of neurosis are you labouring under, out of curiosity?
>> No. 22643 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 10:41 pm
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>>22642
Then they'll have seen me. I don't want to anyway, I want to come back and play games again, but I don't think I ever will. I've been especially nutty lately and it's only getting worse. My tinnitus is really bad right now so I can't really focus which is why I'm chatting shit.
>> No. 22647 Anonymous
25th January 2019
Friday 10:59 pm
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>>22643

Is that you Ben Green?
>> No. 22650 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 12:32 am
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>>22634
Sorry to head about your tinnitus. I had it in passing when changing meds and it was a fucking horror show.

Serious question though. What GPU does that computer have? If it's got a dedicated card there might be a few more modern games that are alright. Or is it a laptop maybe?

>>22631
It plays a lot like RE4, but it's more puzzle or exploration oriented. It looks nice enough, and runs pretty well on the PS4 Pro. The dialogue is atrocious, and bless them, the voice actors don't know what to do with the garbage they're being asked to read. It is Resident Evil though so it gets a pass on that.

Basically they remade the game and didn't fuck it up completely. Which is apparently quite a feat.
>> No. 22683 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 10:22 pm
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I bought RE2 but am hesitant to start it because Kingdom Hearts 3 comes out on Tuesday and I know that'll eat up all my time. I was thinking of trying to finish all of RE2 this weekend, but from the reviews I've read the time it takes to complete both scenarios seems to vary wildly. One review put it at 7 hours (doable in a weekend), but another at 12 (not quite doable in a weekend). I know speedrunners have been getting through each campaign sub-3 hours but I don't have that level of skill/autism.
>> No. 22684 Anonymous
26th January 2019
Saturday 11:48 pm
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>>22641
You can get a PS3/Xbox 360 in the range of £30 these days - that might be a better option for you. Xbox 360s are also quite easy to find (or get) chipped, so all you need for games is a dual-layer DVD burner and some blank DVD+R DLs. PS3 is of course harder, using Blu-Ray, but the tradeoff would be better graphics, and arguably a better library of games, and (imo) a better controller.
>> No. 22717 Anonymous
14th February 2019
Thursday 12:18 am
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Anyone playing Apex Legends? I've had a little dabble and it seems to be either ridiculously frustrating or incredibly satisfying.
>> No. 22718 Anonymous
14th February 2019
Thursday 3:06 am
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>>22717

That sounds like just about every battle royale game.

I do want to have a go though - what platform are you on?
>> No. 22721 Anonymous
14th February 2019
Thursday 7:41 pm
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>>22717
My kids are absolutely rinsing it - it looks like enormous fun.
>> No. 22722 Anonymous
14th February 2019
Thursday 10:22 pm
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>>22717 >>22718

It's very fun. Join the .gs discord if you want to squad up (on PC), it'd be good to get a few people going.
>> No. 22730 Anonymous
20th February 2019
Wednesday 11:36 am
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Rimworld is pretty good.

"start playing at 8pm and look up and realise it's suddenly 6am" good. Haven't done that with a game in about a decade.

It's basically Dwarf Fortress but for people who don't have autism as much patience as that.

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