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Old August 27 2014, 12:08 AM   #3091
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Re: What games are you playing currently?

Well I finally signed up for the $50 a year Playstation Plus and I picked up Dragon's Crown (PS3), Crysis 3 (PS3), and Metrico (Vita) for free. A year's subscription paid for itself within a single day. It feels like stealing.
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Old August 27 2014, 12:23 AM   #3092
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In first person shooters, most developers tend to stick with a few configurations that are popular among FPS gamers. Most of the games have about the same functions and features in their setups....grenades, weapon switches, triggers, aim down sights, jump/crouch, etc.


But I still prefer the ability to customize my control layout. Lack of fully customizable controls should be a cardinal sin.
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Old August 27 2014, 12:28 AM   #3093
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Not really sure how I'm feeling about "Watch Dogs." The driving controls seems exceptionally clumsy. Of course, I haven't played a driving game since GTA3 over 10 years ago, so maybe it's me.

It still feels way too much like Assassin's Creed in a modern setting, and I don't like how random online users can just start hacking me without any notice.

Since it takes place in Chicago, I've just been driving around and trying to find assorted landmarks. A lot of major stuff is randomly missing from the city, though, and that's annoying the hell out of me.

However, I did find the Bean!



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Old August 27 2014, 01:25 AM   #3094
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Half-Life 2 Episode 1

I've had the Orange Box for a while but only played Portal. I do realize this game is 10 years old and I'm a bit behind the times.
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Old August 27 2014, 01:28 AM   #3095
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RoJo, you can turn off the intruder function so that no one can disrupt you while you're trying to enjoy the SP campaign. I turn mine off too.
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Old August 27 2014, 03:21 AM   #3096
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RoJo, you can turn off the intruder function so that no one can disrupt you while you're trying to enjoy the SP campaign. I turn mine off too.
I figured it was probably an option; I just didn't look into it.

It's damn obnoxious. There's a reason I don't play multiplayer games. I certainly don't multiplayer shit interrupting my campaigns!


I also forgot that I bought the Infamous DLC "First Light" a couple weeks back, and it auto-downloaded today. I almost started playing that instead of Watch Dogs.
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Old August 27 2014, 06:02 AM   #3097
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^ I think I'll wait for a sale to get First Light.
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Old August 27 2014, 07:51 AM   #3098
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Just finished season 2 of The Walking Dead...damn you Telltale. You made me hurt.
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Old August 27 2014, 08:04 AM   #3099
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Half-Life 2 Episode 1

I've had the Orange Box for a while but only played Portal. I do realize this game is 10 years old and I'm a bit behind the times.
Never too late to play the classics.
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Old August 27 2014, 09:45 AM   #3100
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Old August 28 2014, 10:37 AM   #3101
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RoJo, you can turn off the intruder function so that no one can disrupt you while you're trying to enjoy the SP campaign. I turn mine off too.
I figured it was probably an option; I just didn't look into it.

It's damn obnoxious. There's a reason I don't play multiplayer games. I certainly don't multiplayer shit interrupting my campaigns!


I also forgot that I bought the Infamous DLC "First Light" a couple weeks back, and it auto-downloaded today. I almost started playing that instead of Watch Dogs.
Yeah, I used to play multiplayer on a lot of games, but it just seems like they're overrun with foul-mouthed punks and little kids (who also tend to be foul-mouthed punks), hackers and griefers. I just prefer to play SP campaigns as well.

And here's what grinds my gears.....single player games that, for whatever reason, still have to check in with an online server. It's called "single player" for a reason, folks!
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Old August 29 2014, 05:53 AM   #3102
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Played through Wolfenstein The New Order, first thing I've played in a long time. It's a pretty good game with some reservations.

Not being able to save anywhere stinks. The final boss was tough because it would save you with a horrible loadout so every time I died I had to go run all over to collect firepower which added nothing but tedium to the process. There's some long challenging sequences where the checkpoints are so far apart that it discouraged experimentation because I didn't want to risk having to play through again.

Playing on the PC the controls felt a little awkward. I imagine it was optimized for an X-Box controller. If anyone plays, I recommend switching the right mouse button to be "lean". By default, RMB is "iron sights" aiming which I didn't find too useful and leaning seemed impossible using the ALT key.

However the Iron Sky like plot of the Nazis taking over the world made for a lot of fun b-movie moments. One thing that was surprising was the music, the game reimagines early pop music and rock and roll as it might have happened through the lens of Nazi Germany and those tracks are really fun. The final credits features a really cool haunting rendition of a Chris Isaac song. EDIT: Looking online there are only 3 records to be found in game but there's a bunch of tunes on Youtube. I thought I just didn't find them all. Anyone who's curious they're up here: http://www.wolfenstein.com/en-us/site

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I've had the Orange Box for a while but only played Portal. I do realize this game is 10 years old and I'm a bit behind the times.
I'm not sure from your post, have you played Half-Life 2? If not, you should start with that.

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Old August 29 2014, 08:47 AM   #3103
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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2.

I say this because I recently picked up a Playstation in a trade (some WWII DVDs and a little cash), and I've been in the process of trading the few horrible, horrible games for some good PSX games.

I've got a whole bunch of great titles coming through the mail, and I can't wait to play them. Until then, though, I'm going to play the hell out of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2.
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Old August 30 2014, 07:37 AM   #3104
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"Watch Dogs" wasn't really grabbing me, so I'm pausing from it for a bit. I started playing "First Light," the Infamous DLC, which has started out a lot more fun, though that could be because I'm already used to the world and the gameplay, so it was easy to dive right in.
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Old August 30 2014, 03:57 PM   #3105
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Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2.

I say this because I recently picked up a Playstation in a trade (some WWII DVDs and a little cash), and I've been in the process of trading the few horrible, horrible games for some good PSX games.

I've got a whole bunch of great titles coming through the mail, and I can't wait to play them. Until then, though, I'm going to play the hell out of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2.
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