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

Posted 7 years ago2012-02-26 07:46:46 UTC Post #303753
BFE is fun, but it suffers from some dumb 'modernizations' that make kind of go against it's nature as an old-school shooter. Things like an instant take-down button, iron-sights, a 3-4 hour tutorial phase, low enemy count, horribly small FOV and really bad melee weapon that has nothing on the chainsaw.

Played it co-op with Ant and enjoyed it, don't get me wrong, but it's just nowhere as good as the originals I think. :<
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-18 21:35:44 UTC Post #304416
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
and
Dreamcast Half-Life and mods.
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-18 21:59:02 UTC Post #304417
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-18 22:26:39 UTC Post #304419
Huh. So that got released.
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-18 22:39:17 UTC Post #304420
PC: Mass Effect 3
PS3: Final Fantasy XIII-2
DS: Final Fantasy 4
Wii: Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story (not started these yet, they're next in the queue)

Yeah, I've been in an RPG mood lately.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-18 23:00:10 UTC Post #304423
I've been playing Final Fantasy 4 on SNES.

Lucky. You get 3d graphics and voice acting.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-18 23:08:31 UTC Post #304424
Yeah, but you get the original version.
Played two matches of Command and Conquer: Generals with a friend yesterday.
First match was one on one, he kicked the crap out of me as GLA. Second match we played USA against a map full of two teams of hard AI. They were somehow psychic, and kept bombing his dozers as soon as he made them. After about an hour, we somehow managed to beat them back and win.
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-19 15:23:19 UTC Post #304433
Playing with a friend against like 5 allied hard AI in C&C is a blast.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-19 18:15:27 UTC Post #304434
Hey, you've been playing C&C: Generals too? My and my bro got to playing an online game with 4 friends of his. Gotta love chinese tank swarms. Pity I could scudded to hell and back.
38_98 38_98Singin' the doom song
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-19 22:50:31 UTC Post #304444
I hated generals :(
Such a pity too because i won it free in a raffle.
Tetsu0 Tetsu0Original Cowboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-20 01:05:11 UTC Post #304445
If i had half a ball i would buy Red Alert 3, it looks amazing. Also i agree, i did never care for any of the Genearls series either, tho i LOVED Red Alert 2 and of course Yuri's Revege.

Oddly, i never played any of the C&C series ='(
Captain Terror Captain Terrorwhen a man loves a woman
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-20 09:17:33 UTC Post #304448
PC: Abe's Exoddus
PS3: SSX (Deadly Descents)
PS2: SSX Tricky
Posted 7 years ago2012-03-20 09:24:22 UTC Post #304449
Still Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Suparsonik SuparsonikWho writes reality?
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-03 21:22:18 UTC Post #304913
Getting old school with Simcity 3000.
38_98 38_98Singin' the doom song
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-07 07:27:19 UTC Post #305038
Resident Evil 2. Horrible voice acting but still an awesome game.
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-07 14:02:40 UTC Post #305045
Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Dimbeak DimbeakRotten Bastard
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-07 14:28:55 UTC Post #305046
Unreal Gold/Return to Na Pali. The atmosphere is still as awesome as ever.

Then Batman: Arkham City.

Casually, I've just been messing around in Serious Sam TSE HD with Ant again, and occasionally breaking the levels.

Rocket Ant.
Strider StriderTuned to a dead channel.
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-11 19:54:14 UTC Post #305286
Just recently got Sins of a Solar Empire. A fantastic sim/strategy game.
38_98 38_98Singin' the doom song
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-18 21:50:41 UTC Post #305512
I'm training urby
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Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-04-18 22:19:34 UTC Post #305515
Yeah, don't post the screenshots were I did well huh? :rly:
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-03 12:14:49 UTC Post #305919
apparently cs go has it's gui inspired by call of duty

Anyway I'm playing thru the mod 'Peaces like us' using the knife. The best part was when 4 grunts rappelled down and none of them noticed me. I managed to backstab 2 of them and almost got the third guy as well
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-15 15:45:13 UTC Post #306158
Starting to get pretty consistantly good scores in BF3. It helps having Urby at my side - he's a ridicu-good medic (but an awful support, AMMO PLS FFS) :D

Such a good game. Why they even bothered adding a Single Player portion is beyond me.
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Pretty exclusively playing Engie with the QBZ-95
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-15 20:29:41 UTC Post #306159
Diablo 3, or I was for 15 mins until the servers went down for the 3rd time.

Someone start working on an offline hack for this fucked game.
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-15 20:36:29 UTC Post #306160
So you have to log in just to play? I thought that was only to test the servers during the beta. In that case, I might give D3 a miss. That set up was beyond horrible. I don't want random fuckers jumping into my game! :|

I have also been playing a whole ton of BF3 recently. See Archie's post for full details.

I also tried out the DiRT Showdown demo on steam. It was, not great
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 10:34:48 UTC Post #306166
I think the people complaining about having to be online to play singleplayer Diablo are forgetting something- THERE IS NO FRIGGIN SINGLEPLAYER.

You bought a multiplayer game. You can run a live instance of the game and just not let anyone else in if you want, if that's your thing. It's still a multiplayer game. With a real money auction house, all items and toon information needs to be stored server-side. It's not DRM, and it's not a single player game.
Someone start working on an offline hack for this fucked game.
Hack the client all you want, your toon, the mobs, events, and all the items are still being generated by the server. Nothing you can do about it.

And Urby, random fuckers can't join until you select the "Open game to public" option from the in-game menu.

That being said I'm just about 4-5 hours into it myself, and I can't wait to get home from work and keep playing. Anyone else on the NA servers?

Oh and Urby- a little BF3 support trick. See a medkit on the ground? It needs an ammokit-hug. It's a lonely, and cold medkit. They are all lonely and cold. Make all of them warm and hugged by an ammokit, and you're instantly a half-good support. Spraying bullets around wildly is the other half.
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 11:38:00 UTC Post #306167
Oh, ok. I wasn't really following D3, I just tried the beta but couldn't connect half the time and when I could there were other people running around in my shit. So there is no official SP at all and you HAVE to be online to play? Fine. D3 can fuck off.

In BF3 I rarely play support. I only picked it up recently for SQDM and TDM games so there are few opportunities to actually drop ammo or health. I'm slowly moving back to recon and playing more engineer now that I've unlocked everything for assault.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 12:20:24 UTC Post #306168
First time i logged onto BF3 i was like hey everyone is engineer :D
I like what blizzard is doing, there is no other way to play sc2 or d3 w/o having them, kicking piracy in the ass :D
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 13:23:32 UTC Post #306169
We should do some pubstomping sessions in BF3. A well-organized squad of 4 can do wonders.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 13:33:21 UTC Post #306170
Love to participate :)
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 14:53:49 UTC Post #306171
I think at this point in time I'm willing to say that BF3 is the second best multiplayer game of all time.

This is behind TF2 for me with a close second. If TF2 was the original version without all of the retarded weapons it'd be farther, but alas.
Luke LukeLuke
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 15:57:21 UTC Post #306172
RIP TF2 you have been a great game :)
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 18:49:19 UTC Post #306176
Rufee, I don't think I've got you on my list- add Legitzkrieg. I've got these other dudes. I'd definitely be down for some TWHL-squad action! Although I'm going to be playing D3 for quite a bit at first. Prior to launch I play or practice BF3 at least once a day, pretty much as a rule. I'll be back to it in no time, I'm sure. If anyone wants pilot lessons I'm down like a clown Charlie Brown.
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 18:54:24 UTC Post #306177
I dont play much myself, but when i do ...
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 18:55:38 UTC Post #306178
I like what blizzard is doing, there is no other way to play sc2 or d3 w/o having them, kicking piracy in the ass
Yeah, because ubisoft sure kicked piracy in the ass.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 19:02:53 UTC Post #306179
Ubisoft when ? They suck at everything.
Obviously piracy cant be stopped, but its a try.
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 19:14:30 UTC Post #306180
It's a pitiful try. Conviction was already cracked and released on the pirate market before it was even officially released.
To say that punishing loyal fans and legitimate purchasers is okay, that pirates should have a better experience then legitimate buyers is just ludacris.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 19:34:40 UTC Post #306181
Well, Archie and I get some BF3 in most nights around 10pm GMT onwards. We use TeamSpeak as well so if we could organise a game it could be pretty awesome.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-16 20:30:02 UTC Post #306182
Use the TWHL platoon to find other community members on BF3. Also PM me with your id if you're playing and haven't been invited yet. ;)

Also, TWHL Steam group admins, feel free to post up an event if you're having a few frags and need backup! Or message an admin on Steam to do it for you if you're not a mod. That's a sure way to get people in community gathers, and it's definitely being underused.
Daubster DaubsterVault Dweller
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 00:52:18 UTC Post #306183
Stop arguing about DRM over Diablo! It's not DRM! It's to stop fuckwits who kinda-sorta like Diablo from ruining Diablo like they ruined every other fucking version of Diablo! That's why Diablo die-hards play on private servers about 1/1000 the size of Bnet. It's a multiplayer game, it's 100% about end-game, and it allows item/money trades in game. Always on connection. Needed. Done deal.

Is WoW's connection considered DRM? No!
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 01:49:16 UTC Post #306184
Is Diablo a multiplayer MMO?
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 02:02:17 UTC Post #306185
as opposed to a singleplayer MMO?
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 04:30:59 UTC Post #306186
Well, my point is, if it's not an only-multiplayer game like WoW [MMO], that comparison doesn't apply.
Requiring the user to log in and have an active internet connection for playing multiplayer can be done without DRM. It's done in pretty much any game I could even think of. [Except for Conviction and Steam games, which are already DRM'd in a sense.]

From what I can tell it has a campaign, and in my opinion you should not have to even have an account to just play that, let alone be logged in with a 24\7 internet connection.
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 07:34:28 UTC Post #306187
I guess I'm not a die-hard Diablo fan. I loved Diablo 2, played it for hours on end. I just don't like the idea of needing to log in to a server (that could very well go down) to play a game on my own.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 10:03:10 UTC Post #306188
Collapse: No, but Guild Wars is. And it works the same way- every time you leave town you create your own instance. Replace the social town with the chat channel and you have exactly how D3 works. D3 is obviously not technically an MMO, even if that point meant anything to begin with.
if it's not an only-multiplayer game like WoW
BUT IT IS, FFS. You can run around alone like a dickweed in WoW, too.
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 10:36:50 UTC Post #306189
Sorry Blitz, but as much as you seem to like Diablo, I have to say that the always online thing is definitely a form of DRM, and a very effective one at that. Unfortunately it's also very restrictive for the users, as error 37 has made all too apparent. When Blizzard shuts down their servers (whenever that will be), Diablo 3 will never be playable again unless they patch out the DRM or they release the server code so people can host their own private servers.

The auction site is a disgusting way to implement microtransactions on procedurally-generated in-game items and generally rip people off, and is a pretty weak excuse for always-online. In the past you could just load up a modding tool and add the weapon stats you wanted, and didn't have to pay a cent. Now with this always-online nonsense, absolutely all modding capabilities featured in the previous games are essentially flushed down the gurgle pipe.

And Diablo is a single player game if you classify it as one, just like the first two games were. In contrast, TF2 is considered to be a multiplayer only game but you can still play that offline with bots if you really wanted to, or alternatively over a LAN.

Not trying to start an argument with you because you've obviously already made up your mind, but you give Activision too much credit. They're certainly pleased that Diablo 3 has such effective DRM, the millions of upset players are of little concern for them.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 11:08:00 UTC Post #306190
Got mappers block recently. Been playing a ton of OpenTTD instead. I love it.

Huntey City won't let me build there anymore. Apparently I pissed them off at some point in the past. As such, I ripped out the airstrip I built and moved my interests one city over. Huntey City was the 2nd largest city in the world at one point. Now it's the tenth because they wouldn't let me build a passenger railway.

Fuck you Huntey City. I hope you're happy.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 11:21:44 UTC Post #306191
Your game interest shifts as oddly as mine. I never expected you to play that game. I love it, but only in specific periods when some interest sparks into me again. Right now I'm not in the mood of OpenTTD. It is a time consuming game.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 12:04:24 UTC Post #306192
Oh yeah. I have to be in the mood. Same as when I play Quake or Doom. It's rare at best. Modern games just aren't entertaining me at the moment save for BF3 online.

Not finished Deus Ex:HR or Skyrim yet but I just don't feel like playing them at the moment. I'm only playing OpenTTD because I felt like playing Roller Coaster Tycoon but I don't own it. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 12:22:49 UTC Post #306193
"Completed" Just Cause 2, although doing the main missions don't really count as finishing a sandbox fuckaround type game. Awesome for some late-night mindless grappling hook fun.

Playing Rage at the same time. Lovig the responsive and fun gameplay, but the id guys seriously need a good writer. That tiny spark of a storyline in Doom 3 disappeared once again.
Taylor TaylorJohn Romero's Bitch
Posted 7 years ago2012-05-17 12:45:49 UTC Post #306194
That's so odd. I felt like playing RLC2 too these days...
Is it particularly boring and raining for a couple of days where you live?
Maybe it's the weather.
Striker StrikerI seriously doubt myself
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