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Created 9 years ago2010-12-11 02:04:50 UTC by AJ AJ

Posted 8 years ago2011-03-22 22:08:39 UTC Post #292149
He probably sat at the keyboard for a couple minutes, looked up some tips and goofy stuff online, and got the motivation to EDIT his post and infer what Crollo's doing.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 8 years ago2011-03-22 22:55:25 UTC Post #292150
you, sitting in front of your computer for 30 minutes searching for that image to post it here.
No, because I don't have mental disabilities and have something called memory. I recalled that picture which I found fitting and added it within a minute of even remotely thinking about it, otherwise it would have taken a bare minimum of 20 seconds to type out text that could substitute for it.
Try harder.

And the game is Splinter Cell: Conviction.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-03-22 22:57:03 UTC Post #292151
He told you.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 8 years ago2011-03-26 02:43:43 UTC Post #292155
Last batch and I move onto a new game.
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Hope I'm not cluttering up the thread too much by posting 'bulk screens'.

Killing floor: If you enjoy zombie apocalypse games then I imagine you'll enjoy this.

"It's not something you'll play for ages, but once you get hooked, you'll probably play it for a while. And later on, you'll come back.. and again realize why you were hooked."
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If you haven't picked it up and enjoy that type of game, what are you waiting for?

I'm sure many of you will recognize this one.
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Damned autoaim, can't you tell I'm aiming at the barrel!?
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Ant, I don't think you did very much justice with those two screenshots. Let me bail you out, huh?
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Alien Vs Predator [2010]
Eh. Nothing mind blowing. The previous games were better.
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I hope we don't have any 56k here.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-03-27 09:56:18 UTC Post #292489
^ Poor Ant, or maybe he has finally upgraded?

Anyways, I just finished Dragon Age 2. It's a pretty good game, better than the first but it still has some glaring issues. The most obvious and annoying is the fact that the whole game takes place in 4-5 different areas, with every cave or dungeon being copy-pasted ad infinitum. It feels very small in scope.

On the plus side, combat is vastly improved.

7/10

Next game on the list is Crysis 2. So far it's pretty fun, but the complete lack of graphical customization sucks ass. It reeks of console port :/
Posted 8 years ago2011-03-27 13:34:22 UTC Post #292515
I don't think Crysis 2 is a port really, it's just a game that has been designed across all three platforms with consoles in mind. I will admit though that Crytek have made a number of poor decisions regarding graphics options, mouse acceleration and all-round disregard for elitist PC faggots who demand DX11 because it's going to make everything ~amazing.

All I know know is I'm enjoying the shit out of it atm. Single player is fairly true to Crysis and Warhead, which is surprising given the dramatic change in environment. Online is just mindless fun, good to just jump in and enjoy for half an hour or so.

Something about the game is just really satisfying...

edit: for graphics options, take a look at this: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1807934
Trapt Traptlegend
Posted 8 years ago2011-03-27 14:25:28 UTC Post #292523
Yeah I know it's possible to change the graphics but it should have those options already, like every other shooter made since 1990 :P

My computer can handle it pretty well, unless there's a truckload of things exploding or whatnot. I'd just rather turn down the graphics a bit to gain a few fps. All that extra fluff really isn't that important to me.

Gameplay-wise I have no complaints so far; the power-stealth-armor mechanic is cool, and the sounds are awesome.
Posted 8 years ago2011-03-27 18:14:41 UTC Post #292544
Why do all your screenshots look slightly out of focus, Crollo? It's like anti-aliasing, but wrong. And yet your HL2 shots don't seem to have any anti-aliasing at all.
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-03-27 18:22:23 UTC Post #292547
O totally read that as "Archibald X".
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 8 years ago2011-03-27 18:23:59 UTC Post #292548
Yes, I put a little kiss after my name ;)

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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-03-27 18:51:51 UTC Post #292550
xx Scotland xox
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 8 years ago2011-03-27 19:22:21 UTC Post #292553
I took the blurry screenshots through fraps, I don't know why they ended up so damned blurry, but KF and HL2 had the screenshots taken direct from the engine command.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-04-08 22:45:41 UTC Post #293247
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-04-08 23:01:16 UTC Post #293248
Looks like the blur in Crollo's HL2 images is because the texture filtering is on minimum?
Posted 8 years ago2011-04-24 05:11:48 UTC Post #293252
No he's referring to the non HL2 screenshots where there is little definition, like anti aliasing only... Used in a bad way.

Also, blame ati for the lack of AA in the HL2 screenshots, I would have set some at the time but AMD can't be bothered to code some proper drivers for vista so I get stuck with windows defaults. I could buy a new graphics card but you see, I'd have to rebuild an entirely new machine to do that.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-04-25 16:50:02 UTC Post #293897
@Huntey, is that a dig at my weight? If so, fuck you.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 8 years ago2011-04-25 17:28:39 UTC Post #293898
fucking lol'd
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-15 19:47:00 UTC Post #294664
I've been getting more time in Starcraft 2's editor lately, here's the latest results. Didn't want to make a new thread, posted here because I've been binging on the game again.
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edit: now with more %100 more bass.
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Posted 8 years ago2011-05-16 03:25:54 UTC Post #294673
I can't be the only one who plays in widescreen, I can't...
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Not wide enough damnit.
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2:85:1? Yes. Yes!
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-16 03:55:52 UTC Post #294674
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Chinatown is so authentic. All the Chinese characters are perfectly written.
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Downtown Manhattan at night is mesmerizing.
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Dating Kiki has quirks and benefits . . .
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-16 04:07:23 UTC Post #294675
Hey! You're a married man!
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-16 04:12:26 UTC Post #294676
he's married, not dead. ;)
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-16 04:40:12 UTC Post #294677
GetaLife, LOL
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-17 00:56:33 UTC Post #294700
Yeah, being married does not mean I've been castrated.
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-17 01:15:19 UTC Post #294701
I severely hope you all understand the concept of teasing. Because that was in fact teasing and not solemnity.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-17 01:46:22 UTC Post #294702
I severely hope you all understand the concept of teasing
unfortunately half of the users on here certainly do not.
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-18 17:54:28 UTC Post #294753
Also, going back to something like the second page with Ant: I could not disagree with you more.
I've picked up GTA IV about a month ago or so, and I just cannot put it down. Bloody great game, I cannot see where you are coming from with the driving physics because while it may be a bit quirky at times, it definately is far superior to any other sandbox styled game I'd played [Burnout specifically, or the entire GTA series as a whole], the movement while slow if you want to walk, is jotted into three segments, so I really don't see how you can complain about being too slow or too fast. AI? I don't find the AI to be the best in the world, but man euphoria has worked it's magic, always fun to shove people around and watch them try to grab onto a wall or ledge to catch themselves, or having one grab the door handle of your car and then driving off, leaving them dangling until you smash them through a wall, and of course it's always fun to just randomly run into someone, knocking them right on their ass and then shoving them over the edge of a railing.

Can't post much for screenshots because the easycap is best for video and not still shots, but I do plan to get some more videos up sometime soon.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-18 19:34:58 UTC Post #294763
Playing the new New Vegas DLC - Honest Hearts.

Its enthralling story hooked me instantly, and visually it's definitely a step up from New Vegas. Shame some of the characters seem pretty poorly voiced - a disaster when you consider how brilliant the voice acting was in the main game.
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-18 23:38:23 UTC Post #294767
Here's a couple clips I took playing in conviction about a year back, hope they're not too large.
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Also, one small thing that had always ripped my hair out for me, was rockstar's [interpretation of] lightbars.
God damn they're bad, rockstar has gone so far with their lighting engine, just to shunt it with the absolutely horrific excuse of emergency lighting. I mean, the headlights are spot on, the brake lights are great, every single light on every car looks absolutely great except for the bloody emergency lighting systems!

They even included LED lightbars! But you can't just stick a sprite on a LED lightbar that fades in and out, that's not even remotely close to how a lightbar works! Aaaaaargh.
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I mean seriously, the community for SAN ANDREAS made a functional LED lightbar, it wasn't pretty but it functioned exactly like a real lightbar, and APB had a great ELM system as well, too bad that game was butchered by greed.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-19 06:09:40 UTC Post #294780
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-20 13:14:43 UTC Post #294843
Bionic Commando: Rearmed.

Pretty fun but sometimes pretty hard.
Great music too.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 8 years ago2011-05-20 13:52:12 UTC Post #294845
Really hard! if you include trying to do all the timed-training challenges(and there are so many!)

That game makes my gfx card go up to like 96 degrees c, so i just stopped playing it..
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 8 years ago2011-06-10 04:10:00 UTC Post #295456
Modern Warfare 2. It's exactly what I expected. Played it briefly on a mate's xbox when it was released and wasn't especially impressed. Figured I must be missing something considering it's more popular than breathing, so I bought it when it was half price on Steam yesterday.

It's rubbish. Seriously, painfully rubbish. I'm about 8 'missions' into the campaign so far, and every single one has been EXACTLY the same.
Advance, wave of enemies, advance, wave of enemies, advance, wave of enemies, ad infinitum...
The levels are uninspiring and generic looking. The best one was the second mission where you infiltrate a snowy base, and I couldn't see most of it due to a snow storm, so make of that what you will.

Autosaves are so regular that the devs feel they can get away with pulling bullshit un-winnable ambushes, because they know you'll just reload and play the moment again, but this time expecting it and therefore overcoming it.

Not even an angry Scottish captain is enough to redeem this utterly bland piece of over-hyped, instantly forgettable trash.

And the multiplayer is just CoD4 again.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-06-10 04:21:25 UTC Post #295458
Advance, wave of enemies, advance, wave of enemies, advance, wave of enemies,
I remember that from COD2!
Autosaves are so regular that the devs feel they can get away with pulling bullshit un-winnable ambushes,
That too.
an angry Scottish captain
Wasn't there an angry Scotish captain in COD2 also?
And the multiplayer is just CoD4 again.
Sure is a difference between HL1 and HL2 compared to MW1 and MW2.
Posted 8 years ago2011-06-12 07:47:38 UTC Post #295502
I totally agree with your comparisons to CoD2, and it amazes me that the series hasn't really evolved from there.
I really enjoyed Modern Warfare 1, but only because the characters and suspense were absolutely pin sharp right from the word "go".
You can't do the exact same thing again in MW2 and expect it to have the same effect. And it's not even as good as MW1. The writing is rubbish and the characters are drab and uninspiring.
The plot twists are pedestrian and predictable and by the time someone nukes space I had just about fallen asleep from the cookie-cutter combat.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-06-15 14:19:50 UTC Post #295579
Giving Spiral Knights a go, it's a free small MMORPG. Graphics are like Torchlight but even cutesier, you are all colorful little robots. You party up into fours and dungeon dive. It's pretty fun.
Posted 8 years ago2011-06-23 15:30:36 UTC Post #295781
Got right back into Oblivion, possibly due to excitement over Skyrim.

I had forgotten how good the Shivering Isles DLC is, specifically Sheogorath and his unbelievably good voice acting and dialogue.

Me being baller with my unique sword.
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Some of Sheogorath's dialogue.
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-06-27 06:09:25 UTC Post #295964
I've been playing Amnesia lately.

Gotta say, it's pretty intense to sit in the dark and hear shuffling footsteps directly behind me, all while knowing that it's dangerous to turn around and hoping that it just keeps on walking.
Don't even get me started on the water.

The darkness is surprisingly safe, though. The effects on your sanity are virtually negligible.
Posted 8 years ago2011-06-27 06:40:11 UTC Post #295966
I must try Amnesia again. I gave it a very brief shot and just got bored, but everyone else who played it seems to think it's brilliant.

Also, how is this not a new page yet? God damn, so many images.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-05 07:37:50 UTC Post #296267
I just recently started playing League of Legends. God help me, I used to hate everything about DOTA. Amnesia has also been put on the backburner because of this.

Tristana is my champion of choice right now. She can rocket jump. In an RTS style game. And that's awesome.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-05 09:08:06 UTC Post #296269
i play tristana AP sometimes !! ;)
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-05 12:00:33 UTC Post #296270
I really suck at LoL. No matter how much I read on general strategy I cant seem to get better. :P
TheGrimReafer TheGrimReaferADMININATOR
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-05 14:54:15 UTC Post #296272
I play Heroes of Newerth. It's just a DotA clone. It's a pretty decent game, being completely stolen from DotA, but it has some network issues. The features they implemented really make it a worth while transition from DotA, such as stat tracking, reconnection capabilities, rebindable keys, and not nearly as many leavers. It's definitely worth the 30 dollars it costs, but I wouldn't be surprised if it went free to play after DOTA2 is released.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-05 15:07:27 UTC Post #296273
I'm playing Metal Gear Solid for Game Boy Color. I tried the first MGS PC game and I didn't like it at all. This has been good so far.
Oskar Potatis Oskar PotatisIt's never too late to give up. Happily lazy
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-10 03:30:08 UTC Post #296427
Metal Gear Solid, the PS1 / PC game is undoubtedly one of the best games of all time. Shame about the sequels. (although I never played MGS3)
In terms of story, suspense and character drama it was years ahead of its time, and despite a few irritating boss fights, the gameplay was pretty good too. Had a lot of fun concepts.
One of the few games I would recommend you play with a gamepad rather than a keyboard and mouse, though.

Me and Madcow have been creating galaxies and solar systems lately in Universe Sandbox.
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-19 02:50:46 UTC Post #296785
I'm not sure if I hate or love this screen, seeing it at least a dozen times per sitting.
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Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-19 02:57:26 UTC Post #296786
Shame about the sequels.
I must disagree, MGS2 was absolutely amazing. I wasn't crazy about MGS3 but MGS4 was pretty nice. Peace Walker for the PSP has been pretty damn fun so far. I'm eagerly awaiting the MGS2&3 HD pack (which also has Peace Walker on the console)

In my new gaming news I just started playing Tropico 1 & Tropcio 3, very fun. Gotta love paying people 5 dollars a month while I take in hundreds of thousands.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-19 03:53:40 UTC Post #296787
Heh, I thought MGS2 was the weakest, though it's mostly just the last few hours I don't like. MGS3 is actually my favourite, while 1 and 4 are about even for me.
I'm eagerly awaiting the MGS2&3 HD pack (which also has Peace Walker on the console)
Same, even if I already own all the PS games. I just want to play Peace Walker.

Started playing through Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines a week or two ago, and despite being a bit incomplete and glitchy, it's a fantastic Immersive Sim/FPS-RPG, along the lines of Deus Ex or System Shock 2. The writing, plot and voice acting are (generally) awesome, it definitely has some of the most unique and deep characters I've seen from the genre.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-19 04:41:33 UTC Post #296789
Today I dug out Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 by a friend's request. It looks pretty good to be a decade old.
Posted 8 years ago2011-07-19 05:11:25 UTC Post #296790
Started playing through Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines a week or two ago, and despite being a bit incomplete and glitchy,
Download the latest fan patch. They fix a lot of things that the developers neglected.

I mainly liked MGS2 because it was the most like MGS1. I prefer my radar and basic sneaking to the jungle shenanigans or the magic octocamo in MGS4.
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