Video game addicts...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Bongolia

    Bongolia stop acting

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    Still playing Fallout 3 GOTY. Unbelievable.

    Must have racked up weeks on this thing. And to think I thought it was crap when I first loaded it up :lol3
  2. tommyg

    tommyg Long timer

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    I was ready to buy L.A. Noir thinking it was gta set in the 40s, but reading reviews it sounds like you have to stick to the story line. Not alot of free roaming. i wanted to be a bad cop , beat confession out of people etc. Ill probably rent it first.
  3. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    When I was cleaning out some stuff at my sisters this weekend, I found my original Atari 2600 with about 50 cartridges, paddles, joysticks, the works.

    I know the memories are a lot better than how the game play will go, but I have to find some way to hook it up to a modern TV. Can't find the RF adapter for it. I know there are plans online....I'll have to get something together and see if it still works.
  4. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto All out of care

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    Just go to your local rat shack, they still have them on the shelf. :gerg
  5. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Are you sure the joystick will still fit in your hand? I was going through stuff in the storage and came along an old, much-loved, joystick (with quick fire switch!)... I was amazed at how smaller it felt in my now older hands... :rofl
  7. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    How's the online play?
  8. FPGT72

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    Heck you can mostlikely go to your local good will and get a TV that it will hook to for $5.

    I just took an old tv that was laying aroung down there....I just hate to toss good things away.
  9. FPGT72

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    I don't think it will let you do that...but there is plenty of roaming around that you can do...and there is this thing called street crime (I think) that has little missions scattered around.

    I really enjoy this game quite a bit...not sure if I like it better than red dead or not.

    I have never done any of the GTA games....are they like this?

    The graphics in LA are amazing...the wife was just looking at it last night like she was watching a movie...she hates video games, and was sitting there telling me she is a lier....you know she is not telling the truth....now that is a mark of a good game...get non gamers intrested.
  10. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    This brought back a few memories.....

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  11. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    As Jeffy said, when you are on the "RESUME" screen you can access old cases so you can replay them and try to get a better score. Under the Traffic cases is a free roam option. I have not tried it yet but I think this is where you can explore, look for collections and find all the landmark's and hidden cars without the main story getting in the way.

    GTA is more like Red Dead Redemption than L.A. Niore except in a modern day setting.
  12. tommyg

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    gta4 is more of a free roaming game, but to progress in the game you must complete missions, plus your a bad guy. If you dont have it pick it up, its 3 years old and probably find it new or nused for 20 bucks. Plus it has 2 add on stories. Nothing better than beating a hooker and taking her money then running from the law. Good times.
  13. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I like LA Noire because it's not a sandbox. It wouldn't make sense with the storyline if it was. Things start to connect together as you advance. Some events rely on earlier ones.

    With all the cars and driving on a realistic map, I'd love to see them to a 60/70's mystery. Bullitt, Seven Up's, etc... comes to mind.
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    tserts Chaotic Neutral

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    Sure did, I have played almost all of the games shown... :clap:clap
  15. ScorpioVI

    ScorpioVI Some people juggle geese.

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    GTA4 is better than LAN. Fact. Set aside the fancy new facial mocaps, interrogation/investigation, etc. GTA4 was a more sandbox game, and had infinitely more things to do. Better acting too. I don't care if LAN has better graphics and fancy emotion captures, it doesn't help when the actors can't act! GTA4, San Andreas, Vice City all had better actors in my opinion.

    If you like chapters and being handheld throughout the game, then yea LAN is superior in that regards. I personally find it too constricting.
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    I think I like that format, for me it gives clear start and stop times. I am lucky if I get to play an hour at night...too much other stuff going on. It also seems movie like.

    I keep missing things like the hood orniment in the last mission...they say things and they are actually clues....I keep thinking it is a shoot em up type video game, this one makes you listen to what is said, and use the info that the people give you.

    I am likeing this one quite a bit.
  17. CodyY

    CodyY ADVenture Capitalist

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    Apples to KTMs. LAN can't even be classified in the same genre.
  18. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    I wanna try Portal 2 co-op. Anybody who is playing it, my Steam ID is guero650. I don't have a microphone so I don't know if that makes it impossible to play.
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    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    If you like old 2D platform games you need to get Super Meat Boy :clap

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    The music alone is amazing.
  20. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto All out of care

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    So Honest Hearts DLC is out (and has been out) for Fall Out: New Vegas and nobody seems to care? :cry