Video game addicts...

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

  1. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    There aren't that many chests BUT one of the very first actions they have you do is to unlock a door. It sucked till I plugged in my controller.
  2. justdrew

    justdrew Triple Powered

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    Damn you Steam for putting all the good stuff on sale again!

    I'm sure I've asked this before, but who else is on Steam?

    Anybody interested in co-op, FPS, or racing games look me up (Hi Viz Ninja)

    Any recommendations would be appreciated as well. Happy gaming!
  3. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    You should check out the humble bundle, ~6.50 and you get a ton of games. And you can give as little as 1 dollar and get steam codes for all but 2 of them.

    https://www.humblebundle.com/

    Between the steam sale and the humble bundle a lot of my Christmas shopping is done. Just sent out a bunch of emails with codes/URL's.....easiest Christmas ever.
  4. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Last night my friend was playing VVVVVV and I had to buy it on the spot:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/_KLXQqRbm5w?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    The game play is incredibly simple but the level get to be pretty hard, just listening to the great 8 bit background music is worth the 2.49 the game costs on steam.
  5. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    Anyone play the original Planetside? PS2 is out and it's a free-to-play game. My BF3 clan has been looking for a new multiplayer game to get into and we've started playing PS2 quite a bit. Lots of HUGE maps, with massive 100v100 battles. Teamwork is a necessity.

    http://www.planetside2.com/
  6. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    I think borderlands is too big for it's own good. At least with all the DLC added. The boy and I had been team playing it for a few weeks, but it seemed as if there was so much to do, so many missions to go on, we end up just playing with no sense of getting anything done. It's gotten boring, and we haven't even bothered to play it in nearly two weeks. I never did get a real idea of what the main story line was supposed to be about. I guess it just got lost in all the other things given to us to do. :dunno
  7. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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    That's exactly how I felt with the original. After a while you feel kinda lost. And not regarding direction.
  8. liquidsmile

    liquidsmile Long timer

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    Far Cry 3 kicks ass. I would go into more about the game but I don't want to give to much away. Go pick it up.
  9. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    The boy got ACIII for christmas. I sat there and watched him play it for a couple hours yesterday. Wow, that's a neat game! It's more like an interactive movie than a game to me as it is very A to B type play which I don't get in to, but it is very entertaining, even just to watch.
    I tried playing borderlands again, with no excitement being rejuvenated. I guess I'm done. :dunno
    Far Cry 3 sounds like my next adventure.
  10. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto All out of care

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    Well, it still feels a little too much like a console port and I need to find a way to customize the controls as I suck in melee, but, the more I play it the more I like it.:D

    It is a real challenge to try and get through without killing anyone; the one saving grace is the automatic save system is frequent enough that you don't have to step back too far to try again.

    My middle daughter is not happy with the game. For some reason she wants me to play Corvo as a female. :lol3 (I'm waiting for Lego Lord of the Rings to surprise her)
  11. liquidsmile

    liquidsmile Long timer

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    Just finished Far Cry 3. It is definitely not a game for kids, but it was a lot of fun. Very unique first person shooter.
  12. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0fLycXQ6hXM?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    :tb
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    WVhillbilly Long timer

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  14. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Path of Exile....

    If you liked Diablo but were dissapointed by Diablo 3, check it out...
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    UnderNewOwnership Thread Slayer

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    New game based on the Cyberpunk Pen&Paper ruleset is in production. Teaser trailer:

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  16. liquidsmile

    liquidsmile Long timer

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    ^Nice. Here is another video about it.


    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/n8GVUPr2to4?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I like the fact that he mentions Blade Runner. This game looks amazing.
  17. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Key chain bluetooth controller:

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  18. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    I was impressed with this. I wish they could tell you what it compares to. It looks like it's more efficient which makes it faster then the equivalent PC. If I can play the top games with everything on Very High and no lag, then I'll be impressed and may buy one.

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  19. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Considering my video card is about the same size as that full box I doubt it. Notice how small that area is for the video card, they might be able to fit in something like a GTX650.

    I can play Assassins Creed III with the smallest bit of lag in the most complex environments with everything maxed out, and this is the size of the GTX660 I'm using:

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    I think the goal for this will be cost since if I have a piston for use with steam then in 2-3 years I can upgrade the graphics card for ~100 bucks (if it's around the GTX650 level) and keep the system going.
  20. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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    The GFX is supposed to be a Radeon 7000 series but they don't tell you which one. They tend to be more efficient then the Nvidia's. They said it's a more efficient computer overall though. That happens when you use proprietary components. Running solid works with just 2GB ram is impressive. Seeing as they're teaming up with Steam, I suspect that the Xi7 would have to run with everything maxed to be a top tier seller as a gaming PC.