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Created 8 years ago2010-12-11 02:04:50 UTC by AJ AJ

Posted 7 years ago2012-05-21 17:52:02 UTC Post #306369
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-21 19:20:25 UTC Post #306370
It appears sarcasm is lost on Skals... ¬_¬
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-21 20:33:27 UTC Post #306371
What is this sarcasm you speak of?
Skals SkalsGame / Level Designer
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-22 00:23:43 UTC Post #306375
Starcraft II - Gotta keep my silver league status XD
I'm horribleee lol
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-22 02:40:00 UTC Post #306377
Skals, The Whole Half-Life, remember?
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-03 21:32:15 UTC Post #306730
Max Payne 3.

30 Gig might be excessive, but I am having so much fun with this. The shooting is the best I've ever experienced - the fluid animation and physics engine is remarkable and makes every firefight hugely exciting.
It's also amazing that every part of it is rendered in-engine, from the cinematics to the main menu. Even the graphic novel elements are all done in-engine, with a very neat 3D effect with novel captions floating behind characters.
Some of the best post-processing I've ever seen in real-time. It also runs incredibly smoothly. Far better optimised than GTAIV or LA Noire were.
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-03 21:33:24 UTC Post #306731
FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUU

I want that game. D:
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-03 21:38:13 UTC Post #306732
30GB christ almighty! i literally would have no space for the game, and would probably run shit on my 8800gtx.

Screens look great tho, except the last one looks weird to me somehow.

Did you download it off steam or dvd set up or what??
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-03 21:38:55 UTC Post #306733
Steam. Took all day at 1.2mbps.

The last screenie does look a bit weird paused. It's very cool in-motion.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-04 19:31:58 UTC Post #306756
Max Payne 3 looks like fun, although the full-on gore approach and macho attitude of Max puts me off of it for the time being. It's a possible character development from the previous games, but I still prefer the good ol' more subtle Max.

On antoher note, just finished Hard Reset. Was hard as balls even on easy difficulty. Loved the atmosphere though, it's as pure and beautifully vivid cyberpunk as it can get.
Taylor TaylorJohn Romero's Bitch
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-04 19:33:10 UTC Post #306757
Max... Subtle? His name is Max Payne!

What games were you playing?!
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-04 19:45:23 UTC Post #306759
Yeah, they were all a killing spree, but the backstory told through the graphic novels and his ever building inner tension of nothing to lose and losing everyone he cared for - even if clichéd - had a more convincing style.

Now, I haven't played the third one yet, so I'm not fully aware of the backstory, but it's seems to be "Grab a bottle of Scotch, and kill everyone - oh yeah, there's that chick, too".

Again, yeah they're all Payne to the Max games, but the presentation of the previous titles felt closer to my heart :)
Taylor TaylorJohn Romero's Bitch
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-08 20:05:39 UTC Post #306879
Loads of variety in the locations. This is still super fun.
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-29 22:01:45 UTC Post #307523
L.A. Noire

Picked it up plus all of the DLC while it was on sale for seven something dollars yesterday, and man am I glad that I did! Getting it set up was a pain in the ass thanks to Social Club, of course, but man is it worth it! I was thinking about it all day at work today, such a nice change of pace from my typical multiplayer regimen. I'm still quite early in the game, I hope it stays this good.

Graphics wise it's like a teeter-totter. There are moments of uncanny realism, especially in the faces. Then you run outside and realize that the city is spotless clean and the draw distance sucks. Most of the good scenes take place indoors though, and it looks pretty damn nice.

[edit] Social Club keeping me from launching again. First attempt it hooked on "synchronizing" and second attempt the game simply crashes before it even begins. Said to reinstall Social Club. So I did. Crashed. Said to reinstall Social Club.

K.

If you haven't bought this game, don't. At least until it's on sale again. I'd hate to bring the wrath of Social Club down on my gamerbros.
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-29 23:19:19 UTC Post #307531
I also bought L.A. Noire. I haven't got a high end computer, so unfortunately I can't play it on any high settings. Not all my fault though, the game is obviously extremely poorly optimized as I can play GTA 4 and BF3 on high no problem, while I have to pull the slides down to low just to get by the rain and night settings in L.A. Noir.

The game is good fun though. It's generally slowpased which is fine by me since I've always enjoyed adventure games such as Monkey Island, but sometimes it's too slow and too repetitive.
Why do they all have to run, seriously? Also, if I just torn open your stash of morphine with your name on it right in front of you then there is really no point in lying about it. This happens a bit too often. Over all it's a great game though.
Madcow MadcowSpy zappin my udder
Posted 7 years ago2012-06-29 23:21:40 UTC Post #307532
I really enjoyed it for 4 hours. Then I spent 4 hours just kinda wanting to finish it. Then I gave up.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-01 15:27:09 UTC Post #307556
Dota 2, got to get enough of it before valve lands the buyable weapons hammer that imbalances the game.
SC2, but mostly custom maps
And i thought why not pay a little visit to the world of TF2 ?
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-01 21:40:35 UTC Post #307560
GTA: SA, all the time.
Seventh-Monkey Seventh-MonkeyPretty nifty
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-02 00:27:37 UTC Post #307562
HOLY SHIT ITS SEVENTH MONKEY
Trapt Traptlegend
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-02 00:35:45 UTC Post #307563
I'VE ONLY HEARD OF HIM IN OLD TALES AND STORIES,

BUT NOW HE STANDS BEFORE ME?
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-02 01:37:50 UTC Post #307565
Wow.
Hey 7th
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-02 01:53:06 UTC Post #307566
Nice monkey is nice :glad:
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-02 06:52:17 UTC Post #307569
I just started Alice: Madness Returns because I wanted to play an artsy game.
No, I didn't play the first one. With the story being such shit, frankly I don't care too much.
It's eye candy, and I'm enjoying it solely for that.

Edit: Obligatory acknowledgement of 7th's post.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-04 10:16:59 UTC Post #307624
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Picked it up yesterday with an extraneous Fallout 3 in a combo back for $20. Which is a good deal for Oblivion. And if my Fallout 3 disk ever gets scratched to hell, I have an extra.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-05 20:55:00 UTC Post #307654
DayZ.

If you're unfamiliar with it, it's a mod for Arma 2 that has skyrocketed in popularity. Arma 2, if you are unfamiliar with it, is a military simulator. DayZ is the first zombie game that can also be classed as a simulator. The map is about 250 square kilometers, populated by up to 64 players divided into two factions, (military types and rebels) and anywhere from 300-400 zombies.

It's the shit. It's got a learning curve from hell, and you need a nice rig for the game to look convincing and run well, but man is it good fun. You start with a bandage, a bottle of water, and a flashlight, and your first immediate concern is finding a firearm. Small farm sheds or houses are a good first bet, not as densely populated with zombies as towns are, and your odds of finding a gun and ammo without being mauled to death are a bit better. You have three resources to maintain- food, water, and blood. The goal is to survive the first day. Good friggin luck, you'll need it.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-05 21:44:26 UTC Post #307656
I think DayZ is one of the most amazing games ever, ever as a concept. I think making it on the Arma 2 engine was a horrific mistake. It's terrible in looks, performance and stability.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-05 21:59:18 UTC Post #307657
It's true, although IMO when you're running around in the grassy forests and stuff it's actually quite convincing. Pretty much everywhere indoors looks like a 10 year old game, the HDR is absurd, and BF3 has spoiled me rotten.

Hey, maybe someone could make this mod in Frostb- oh wait, right, EA.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-05 22:05:57 UTC Post #307658
I was thinking more like the Ego engine they used for Red River. Clearly capable of similar scale, but just with the stability of a huge publisher backing it for several mainstream games.

Or maybe Avalanche Engine 2.0, used for Just Cause 2. Again, insanely massive scale and a recent mod for JC2 proved that it can handle stable netcode on a mass scale.

Edit:
I am in no way saying Red River was a good game. It was awful. The engine is very capable, though.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-09 14:30:44 UTC Post #307659
JC2 would be a good game for my summer sale hit list. Maybe Red River if it gets super cheap. I forgot Codemasters made things besides racing games, lol.

Tetsuo I'd be happy to play some practice rounds with you in SC2. I haven't played in quite a while.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwF1Q6KbSV8&feature=youtu.be&t=12m15s Skip to 12:30 to see a DayZ player get robbed of his flashlight. Yeah. Gotta love a game where people start yelling things like "Put the gun away" and "Don't shoot" at eachother when they bump.

[edit] Found out why DayZ uses Arma engine, Archie. The creator is one of the multiplayer designers that worked on Arma 2. He's considering a stand-alone f2p version if popularity keeps up like this.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-10 14:34:40 UTC Post #307745
He's considering a stand-alone f2p version if popularity keeps up like this.
Came so hard. As long as it doesn't use the Arma engine still. Shit looks nasty.

Also, now playing...
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Yeah...fuck.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-10 14:41:55 UTC Post #307747
I think making it on the Arma 2 engine was a horrific mistake. It's terrible in looks, performance and stability.
You're the first person I've seen that has made a rational conclusion on that.
Even if source lacks the technical edge that Bohemia's engine may have, it still looks consistently nicer, and don't even start to mention performance and stability.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-11 21:24:15 UTC Post #307806
Played some more Minecraft, recorded some gameplay and did a silly voice over

Also tried out the Spec Ops: The Line demo...
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...and was pleasantly surprised. Added to my wish list. :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-11 21:28:45 UTC Post #307808
Oh, wow, that looks great! The steam page made it look like Generic Modern Shooter: The Line. Is this a PC and console game?

To justify my posting, I have been playing NBA 2k12. Heads up to anyone thinking about it, it took hours to get working at all. It's still not working completely right, but if I play Quick Game mode only then I can at least finish games without it crashing. The steam trailer also looks like garbage. It's a damn shame, because the gameplay camera, when everything's in full-speed motion, makes it look almost like I'm watching a game on TV. After a couple beers it crosses that "holy fuck was that real" line.

I sadly can't suggest anyone get this unless they really love basketball and don't mind spending a couple hours (yeah, you read that right) getting the game not to crash at startup.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-11 21:32:05 UTC Post #307809
@Blitz: I dismissed it as another modern shooter too. Then I watched the ZP review and decided to check it out. I have a bad feeling that it's going to be overlooked because of its genre.

Check out the review for full info

Also, try the demo. Seriously.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-11 21:38:09 UTC Post #307810
Word, I didn't even know there was a demo. Give that Blitz a demo. Blitz's love demos.
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-11 21:39:00 UTC Post #307811
Steam. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-11 21:46:12 UTC Post #307812
World of Tanks.
Just unlocked Top Tier American Medium tank :)
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Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-11 21:48:32 UTC Post #307813
Downloading! I doubt I'll buy it any time soon, full-price games are usually something I plan for way ahead of time, and do a few times a year only. If I enjoy the demo I'll keep an eye out for a sale!
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 02:22:03 UTC Post #307824
You like the gentleman voice, don't you, Urby? =P
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 06:55:37 UTC Post #307828
There's so much bloom in that game Urby... The face of that character looks like it's going to melt.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 10:43:19 UTC Post #307830
Sand and some pretty intense heat would do that to you. it is set in Dubai after all, not exactly cool there...

Also, the demo won't really tell you what the game is about, from what I gather. The game is meant to be a morality hitter about warfare and I personally think it's a nice change from the over-glorified story of the CoD series.

I look forward to being a cheap ass and getting it for PS3 on eBay. Seriously I'm totally been too broke to buy games new. Makes me sad...
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 19:05:33 UTC Post #307833
My Minecraft gentleman thing Part 2 - Chicken Massacre is now online.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 19:55:38 UTC Post #307834
Does your wife play Minecraft?
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 20:15:21 UTC Post #307835
No

...why?
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 20:37:21 UTC Post #307836
Well, I was just wondering. She must have been watching you play some time...
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 21:14:08 UTC Post #307838
Nope. She's not really into games unless it's The Sims or some shit.

Hmmm... There may be a chance
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...just maybe...
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...that I'm hooked on Minecraft again...
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...maybe.

(Shots from my non-vlog game)
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 21:38:59 UTC Post #307839
MC is an awesome couples game, especially now that local LAN is coming, she can join you in your single player worlds and you can play privately at her pace.

Try selling it to her like this: "It's multiplayer The Sims where everyone plays as their own Sim and you need to build a home and feed yourself and all that jazz. Oh, and zombies come out at night."
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 21:45:27 UTC Post #307840
But best of all, she can have baby cats and puppies.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-12 21:49:23 UTC Post #307841
Damn right, puppies. Puppies is major. :D :D
Posted 7 years ago2012-07-13 21:17:28 UTC Post #307842
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
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