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

Posted 1 year ago2018-08-07 14:03:39 UTC Post #340443
I've been playing some classic Half-Life mods.

They good.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 year ago2018-08-07 20:22:57 UTC Post #340445
why stop there? there are hundreds of mods, some even more unique than mcpoker, very exciting
Posted 1 year ago2018-08-28 03:47:41 UTC Post #340703
Been sinking my teeth into Monster Hunter World. I got into the Monster Hunter series several games ago, so I'm no stranger to their tendencies towards somewhat arcane, obscure or opaque systems. And as much as I enjoyed those games despite that (and I enjoyed them a whole lot), the ways in which World strips down just about every system from those games down to their core and rebuilt them into more sensible, enjoyable forms... World is really good. If the series has repelled you in the past, World seems like a really good opportunity to give it another try. And if you haven't tried them at all before, now is a good time!
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 year ago2018-08-28 13:15:59 UTC Post #340710
I would love to get into Monster Hunter World, but there are two things that are putting me off getting it. First is the price of the game on Steam, and the other is justifying said price with the amount of time I will be able to invest it, especially with Fallout 76 on the horizon.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 10 months ago2018-10-20 15:24:25 UTC Post #341054
Following the recent announcement of a possible remaster, I've fired up the very first Command & Conquer (Tiberian Dawn):
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Posted 10 months ago2018-10-21 08:51:29 UTC Post #341055
Following the recent announcement of a possible remaster
Uh-oh. If that's being made by EA then it'll be a shit show, like literally everything else they touch.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 10 months ago2018-10-21 08:56:08 UTC Post #341056
Posted 10 months ago2018-10-21 09:35:29 UTC Post #341058
If they truly deliver proper remasters then I'll buy it, but I'll remain sceptical until we can actually be sure they haven't ruined it. EA has a tendency to do that.
Penguinboy PenguinboyHaha, I died again!
Posted 10 months ago2018-10-21 15:13:32 UTC Post #341059
On the bright side, there's some really cool stuff coming out of new studios that fix what EA breaks. Two Point Hospital and Cities Skylines to name a couple. Maybe we'll see a new RTS series inspired by C&C when this one releases. Hahaha
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 10 months ago2018-11-06 14:33:25 UTC Post #341207
Me again, bumping this thread. After a couple of goes on the Fallout 76 BETA, I have asked Bethesda for my money back. I was willing to look past the lack of everything that makes Fallout a good series (that hadn't already been stripped out with Fallout 4) and play it with an open mind. However, the PC port was a joke. Not a good one either. (What are the ideal keys to move left and right in a menu? Z and C! badum tish)

In light of that, I've started to pick up some of my older games that I've never finished or even tried in some cases. I've decided to dive into Guild Wars 2 which I downloaded over two years ago and never played. So far, I have to say that I'm enjoying it. While every other MMORPG I tried just felt like a WoW clone, (WoW being a game I got bored with after six months) GW2 seems to have a little more variety in it's quests and offers a branching personal story as well, away from any main questline. I reckon I'll stick with it for a bit until I get bored or something better comes out. Being Free to Play helps too.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 10 months ago2018-11-12 09:30:46 UTC Post #341232
NBA
FIFA
CS:GO
SC2

Most of my friends started to play Runescape on mobile phones :D
Posted 10 months ago2018-11-12 13:00:13 UTC Post #341233
F.E.A.R Extraction Point
Wolfenstein II The New Colossus
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Dark Souls Remastered

I feel like a weird person who enjoys games people no longer seem to talk about :P but I don't care as long as I'm having fun.
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Posted 9 months ago2018-11-16 09:48:20 UTC Post #341252
Jericho
Titanfall 2
Doom 4
Black Ops 2 Multiplay with Bots (funny!!)
Posted 9 months ago2018-11-19 14:57:48 UTC Post #341277
Fallout 4 - Gone back to my first ever save from 10th of November, 2015. Playing with my first character again from scratch but with a heavily modded game with all DLC installed.

Fallout New Vegas - Because sometimes it's nice to actually play a GOOD Fallout game.

I've also sorted my Steam Library a little. It now consists of the following groups:

Favourites
My all time favourite games that I can pick up and play any time. Some completed. Some online. All installed. Ridiculous number of hours.
Notable games: Half-Life, Fallout New Vegas, Hollow Knight, Pillars of Eternity, Tyranny

Completed
Games that I have played from start to finish or online titles that have exhausted their entertainment value. Uninstalled. A large number of hours.
Notable games: Mass Effect series, Max Payne series, DayZ

Fluff
Games that just appeared in my library (special editions/remasters) or are generally a bit shit but cannot be refunded. Uninstalled. Very few hours.
Notable games: Some moba knock-offs, games people thought I might like, extra crap from bundles with better games in?

Games
Games that I am currently working through or have not yet started. A mix of installed and not yet installed. Very few hours.
Notable games: Metal Gear Solid V, Tomb Raider, A Hat in Time, The Witcher 3
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 9 months ago2018-11-20 08:24:41 UTC Post #341287
That's more or less how mine is set up. I've got:
  • Favourites: What I'm currently playing (or what I leave there optimistically in the vain hope that it will will me to play more of it, like NieR)
  • Backlog: What I want to play at some point in the future but am not currently playing due to lack of present interest or early access titles, etc.
  • Completed: Games that I feel I've gotten as much out of them as I'm going to, and am not likely to play again
  • Gldsrc/Source: A clustering of all those games so I don't have to hunt for them mid-stream every time
  • Gldsrc/Source Mods: As above, but custom mods
  • Local Multiplayer: All the games that I know have local multiplayer for when they are required
  • Meh: Games that I have no interest in, betas, or games that are rendered redundant by another game (Eg. Skyrim by the special edition)
  • Games: Everything else
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 9 months ago2018-11-21 11:17:27 UTC Post #341288
Played a cool WAD for Doom recently - Ashes 2063. Very cool retro scifi post apoc

https://forum.zdoom.org/viewtopic.php?t=47573
Posted 9 months ago2018-11-21 12:54:55 UTC Post #341289
I played Ashes recently too, it's really good! It's Doom meets Mad Max with a little STALKER in the mix, hard not to like that. Can't wait for the next episode.

I decided I'm going to start going through all the old PlayStation games I never played back in the day, and started with some Dino Crisis:
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It's pretty good. If you like Resident Evil, it's that with raptors and a great big scary T-Rex. It changes up the formula here and there. Some of it works, some doesn't. Ammo's a lot more scarce, but there's a bevy of health items you can mix into all sorts of useful combinations, eventually working your way up to almighty one-shot poison darts. It's a shame this franchise kicked the bucket, it would have been amazing to see this get the same treatment as Resident Evil's (in my mind near-perfect) remake.
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Posted 9 months ago2018-11-21 14:15:41 UTC Post #341293
I loved Dino Crisis 2, but it was pretty much an action oriented game and I think that put a lot of people off. I couldn't get into the original. Nice to see it pop up again though. :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 9 months ago2018-11-27 18:29:24 UTC Post #341335
Holy crap, Command & Conquer Red Alert runs flawlessly, even in widescreen at higher resolutions. What a treat.
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Posted 8 months ago2018-12-18 14:46:17 UTC Post #341468
Been playing Divinity: Original Sin 2 with Archie in coop. What a stupidly fun RPG. Difficult too. Get into a fight you're not prepared for and the AI can wipe the floor with you.

Expecting to have more entertaining adventures with Spiggot McQuibble and Eichra the Mighty Ba... Yuo, those are our names...

Would be cool to try it with a full team of four one day. :D
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 8 months ago2018-12-21 01:06:48 UTC Post #341470
It's really, really good.

Eichra the Mighty Ba is awful fighty, though
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 8 months ago2018-12-23 12:15:57 UTC Post #341480
I'm not going to say that all of the murders we have committed could have been easily avoided...

Oh shit, I guess I am going to say that.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 months ago2019-01-23 23:10:29 UTC Post #341812
Heskel's House of HorrorsHeskel's House of Horrors
VoidPoint recently added a new map to the early access version of Ion Maiden and it was an absolute blast to play through. Really looking forward to the full release later this year.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 months ago2019-01-23 23:34:52 UTC Post #341813
I watched the trailer and I seriously can't decide if I should play it now or leave it as a surprise for the full game, it's looking so good!
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Posted 7 months ago2019-01-24 00:05:09 UTC Post #341814
My understanding is that the early access maps are unrelated to the full release. I'd double check but I'm pretty sure that's the case anyway. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 7 months ago2019-02-13 13:19:22 UTC Post #342021
I went ahead and played it, and it's gooood. Reminds me of a Blood map in a lot of ways. I love all the new functions they've added to the weapons, and the new enemies. They can really shred you up on skill 3, so the extra firepower is very much appreciated. That minigun, oh baby.

I also finished playing the Resident Evil 2 remake, going Leon A/Claire B on hardcore mode, which puts ink ribbons back in and makes the supplies really damn scarce. I can't believe how good the game turned out. First time through I had to be super cautious with my ammo, and scour the place for anything that could help. The level design's better than the original, connecting up in ways it didn't before, which is just super when Mr. X is chasing you around the place. They've stripped out a few enemies, and turned one or two bosses into set-piecey encounters which kind of sucks. I'm not a fan of the new character interpretations, they feel like baby-faced cosplayers acting out some HBO drama, but the gameplay carries it the whole way. It won't replace it for me, but it does make a great companion piece to the original.
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Here's a big old album full of spoilers.
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Posted 7 months ago2019-02-15 15:47:19 UTC Post #342031
I went Claire A/Leon B my first run. Still working on the B campaign. I'm really impressed with how it turned out as well. My PC has to settle for medium settings sadly. It's getting on it years. Didn't diminish the experience however, and I absolutely loved it. Can't wait to jump back in tonight and hopefully wrap up Leon B so I can dive right back in with Leon A. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-05-19 22:46:26 UTC Post #342636
That console has a Half-Life textureThat console has a Half-Life texture
Sounds like... Saving Private Ryan? I just watched that movie the other daySounds like... Saving Private Ryan? I just watched that movie the other day
This game is titled Blade of Agony, a story-driven FPS. The project is inspired by WWII shooters from the 90's and early 2000's, like Wolfenstein 3D, Medal of Honor, and Call of Duty, but with faster-paced gameplay in the spirit of Doom! The game can be played standalone using the GZDoom engine as a base (taken from the BoA website).

Get your own copy here

Graphics options are very extensive and you may need to spend some time configuring your preferred settings and whatnot.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 3 months ago2019-05-20 13:19:50 UTC Post #342637
Gonna have to check that out.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 3 months ago2019-05-21 14:31:26 UTC Post #342641
Knocked out a few oldies. Apologies for the screenshot spam.

Terminator: Future Shock

I can't say this is a great, but it feels pretty ambitious for 1995. One of the first true-3D games with mouse look, huge environments, and some surprisingly decent (and bloody hard) jeep and hunter-killer vehicle levels. But it's far from perfect, there's really sketchy player physics, making some of the jumping sections really tedious. It starts spawning massive, deadly enemies literally in your face, and it all starts getting a bit samey, but I enjoyed it. It's a fascinating oddity from the early 3D era.
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Mega Man Legends

I've been meaning to play this one for ages, because I've always loved the way it looked. It's cute as hell. The controls are a bit odd, coming before the PlayStation got Dual Analog sticks, and the combat's simplistic, but it's packed full of character and great moments. There's a vibrant overworld full of secret quests, and a big, interconnected, underground dungeon that unfolds a bit like a Metroidvania game. Just a really charming little adventure, I can't wait to check out the others.
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Posted 2 months ago2019-07-05 03:23:32 UTC Post #342841
I got "Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons" years ago, but the two-handed keyboard control daunted me so much that I gave up in frustration.

Fast forward five years. My son is now 12, and he's so much more dexterous than I am (it helps that he's actually ambidextrous, writing with his right and eating with his left). I loaded up the game for him to play, and he mastered the control within minutes.

I got to experience the game vicariously through him. I joined him toward the second half of the game, controlling the Big Brother while he controlled the Little Brother. We shared one of the most memorable gaming experience together.
Brothers
satchmo satchmoWhat you can do today should have been done yesterday.
Posted 1 month ago2019-07-29 12:05:50 UTC Post #342937
I love Batman Arkham Knight, this is probably my third playthrough of it, it's one of the few games I played that don't get repetitive soon, whenever it starts gettting repetitive the game gives you new toys to play with and uses them in clever ways throughout the missions.
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Posted 1 month ago2019-07-29 13:11:05 UTC Post #342938
I hear a lot of good things about the batman games (mostly anyway) but I was never able to play Arkham Asylum for more than an hour before I just got really really bored. I guess I'm just really not into superheros. :P
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-07-30 13:30:36 UTC Post #342941
lol I'm not into superheroes either but was still able to find enjoyment in it, the characters are well written and voiced and the plot is simple enough that it's easy to grasp and kept me intrigued and genuinely interested in the fate of some of them. I thought I'd need to play the previous Arkham games but nope, It's all well explained in the game.

Besides Arkham Knight, I also pirated downloaded a PS2 Emulator and a Castlevania Lament of Innocence iso and now I'm going through it for the first time, the music is good and the combat is satisfying but I keep getting lost. I need to get used to using the map feature.

For my daily dose of Multiplayer stuff I play Rust, gmod and TF2.
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Posted 1 month ago2019-07-30 21:38:24 UTC Post #342942
Thought I'd share some shots from the Divinity Original Sin II campaign that Archie and I are working through.
December 31st, 2018December 31st, 2018
This was the end of our first play session after Archie picked up the game. I had owned the game since 2017, but in one session we got much further in the campaign than I ever had alone. The characters from left to right are:
  • Eichra, the Might Ba - Archie's original character created at the start of the game. At this point, his build was a hammer wielding metamorph barbarian who would transform enemies and herself as needed to turn the tides in battle.
  • Sebille - One of the origin characters available in the game, recruited by Archie earlier in the evening. A rogue who was dealing incredible crits, even at this early stage. She was also our designated thief at this point, picking locks and pockets alike.
  • Lohse - Another origin character from the game, recruited by myself. At this point she was a battlemage, using a combination of physical and magical attacks, excelling at neither. She was mainly used as cannon fodder and would die in most fights.
  • Spiggot McQuibble - My original character. A noble scholar way past his prime and fallen from grace. A crossbow wielding librarian with a few healing spells up his sleeves. Spent the early game in the thick of battles where he most certainly did not belong. He can also talk to animals, for better for worse...
  • Also pictured, Sir Lora the squirrel knight and his skeletal cat mount, Quercus. Both very much part of the physical world. He started following Spiggot at the start of the game and wouldn't go away.
July 28th, 2019July 28th, 2019
The same group, seven months later:
  • Eichra is now a summoner, often bringing a ten foot tall demon and a collection of totems into each fight. She traded in her hammer for a ridiculously large axe.
  • Sebille is less of a thief and more of a completely overpowered mofo. Archie picks a target for her and then that target dies very very quickly.
  • Lohse is a full on enchantress who heals the team and inconveniences enemies with disabling spells, including a hilarious ability to teleport anyone, anywhere.
  • Spigot is... largely the same, but with a bigger bow and far greater damage if given a high tower and clear line of sight.
  • Also, Sir Lora and Quercus are now very much a part of the spirit world after getting accidentally, if not violently successfully murdered by Eichra during a "friendly" arena battle...
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-07-31 18:08:01 UTC Post #342943
after getting accidentally, if not violently successfully murdered by Eichra
Look, I apologised.
Archie ArchieGoodbye Moonmen
Posted 1 month ago2019-08-01 08:26:18 UTC Post #342946
You did.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-08-05 21:00:02 UTC Post #342958
I love playing some strategies, and a lot of FPS.
#Source #GoldSource

For the strategies, I really love Rise of Nations (RoN). It's intro makes me always think this:
If this is what people did for the past 2000 years, I can NOT even imagine what will be after another 2000 years.
I mean seriously, will we find answers to every question? <----- Like this one
AK47NATOR AK47NATORTerminator with AK47|Vulcan
Posted 1 month ago2019-08-06 14:37:06 UTC Post #342963
I have dabbled in Subnautica and as I suspected, it's got me hooked. Properly reeled me in. I have only brushed the surface and may stream it the next time I decide to immerse myself.

Heh.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 month ago2019-08-08 11:27:28 UTC Post #342971
groan
Crollo CrolloTrollo
Posted 3 weeks ago2019-08-23 16:16:27 UTC Post #343074
Replaying Mirror's Edge Catalyst, best part of this game for me is the open world, the main story missions are very good but I often find myself getting sidetracked because I love the open world aspect more, reaching hidden or hard to reach spots and being rewarded chips, recordings, docs, runner kits....etc. a fun game for short bursts, whenever I get bored I start up the game and roam around the game's different locations and try to reach areas I haven't reached before. The parkour mechanics are very good in this game, and it's a gorgeous-looking game too, I must have taken like 50 screenshots or something but here's just a few. I always wanted to explore the first game's city and enjoy it's parkour mechanics more but the restricted linear levels didn't really allow me to do that and when Catalyst came out it felt like it was just what I wanted. The ambient music is very relaxing and helps make the exploration aspect even more enjoyable.
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I feel like the story is the most underrated aspect of this game. set in a utopian / dystopian setting, it's about citizens willingly giving their freedom for status and wealth by connecting themselves to a massive network, unaware that their government is secretly plotting to launch a project to control their thoughts. small details like running next to windows and overhearing citizens worried about the project and their jobs really help making me geniunely interested in it.
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Posted 1 week ago2019-09-02 23:05:01 UTC Post #343096
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I might have caught the Minecraft bug. Been marathoning it again since it's been a while since I played it.
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UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 week ago2019-09-03 02:45:48 UTC Post #343097
Ah, good old John Smith Legacy, one of my favorite resourcepack available.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 1 week ago2019-09-03 14:48:08 UTC Post #343098
Indeed, it's similar to one that I used to use, but cannot remember the name of at all. It was very classic RPG looking.

The fresh look is helping to keep things... well... fresh I suppose.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 week ago2019-09-04 05:05:41 UTC Post #343099
Where'd we land on a Half-Life resource pack?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 week ago2019-09-04 09:42:15 UTC Post #343100
There used to be a Half-Life resource pack, hell there was even a mod (Lambda Craft). Both were quite good.
Posted 1 week ago2019-09-04 15:07:47 UTC Post #343101
Neato. There's even a complete rewrite and overhaul of LambdaCraft, called Project Lambda. Looks pretty good and faithful.

I'm having fun with the Little Tiles mod:
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All of it unfinished yet.
The Mad Carrot The Mad CarrotMad Carrot
Posted 1 week ago2019-09-05 03:15:00 UTC Post #343102
Looks neat! I take it that's not some derivative of chisels and bits-style building?
Jessie JessieLadytype
Posted 1 week ago2019-09-05 07:41:18 UTC Post #343103
It's pretty funky, but I'm really only into the (mostly) vanilla experience with Minecraft. I know that there's a ton of mods out there, but I can barely get my head around the existing stuff, and I like the blocky aesthetic.

Same with Bethesda RPGs and stuff really. I only really go for the low impact mods that fix glitches, improve the look slightly or include QOL changes. Nothing game changing.

Dunno why, considering how much I enjoy total conversions for GoldSRC and Source... but then I never liked things that change the base game for those either.
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
Posted 1 week ago2019-09-05 14:33:52 UTC Post #343105
I've always modded my Bethesda games pretty heavily after the first playthrough, but I always make sure to go with lore-friendly stuff. No tank engines in my Skyrim or modern weapons in my Fallout (Unless it's one that appeared in Fallout 1 and 2!)
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