What games are you playing currently?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by charlhussey, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. nedski

    nedski Commander Red Shirt

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    Used to play a bunch of strategy games like StarCraft, WarCraft, Tribal Wars, etc....
    They were all time consuming.... right now I have a website where I play free poker every once in a while.
    So you can join interesting tournaments of 6 or 9 / table and play Texas Hold'Em, Omaha, Omaha High Low, Royal Poker and many other variations.
    It's all from the browser, no installation needed - a tournament can reach more than 200 players divided into tables of 6 or 9 participants. Maybe last 25 get into some prizes ....
    There's no real money involved, only virtual chips :)
    I play only Texas Holdem and Omaha.
    Poker it's the best game invented after Dabo :)
     
  2. Jax

    Jax Admiral Admiral

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    Anyone played 12 Minutes?

    Tried it with friends tonight - You're trapped in a time loop of your own death and have to find a way out. We got really close (we think) but since it was gone Midnight, we'd try again next week at our next Game Night.

    Really cool concept and a solid execution of it. FREE on the Game Pass.
     
  3. XCV330

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    college season, any my kids are doing to to be traveling out of state again. we're not really social media people, so I setup a minecraft server on a free Oracle Cloud instance, and now we've got a world to all visit .
     
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  4. Yuletide Prayer

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    When the family got our first internet PC around 1998 it came with a Hoyle Poker game and you could play free tournaments online with other players. I couldn't believe my eyes when other players started talking and it took me a while to be convinced they were real people. If you became a regular player you got to know everyone and it was great fun. I play 8 game sometimes which is 5 minutes of different styles of poker. I'm good at Hold 'em, Razz and 7 Stud but tend to lose vast amounts at Omaha and Omaha hi/lo. I understand how to play Omaha I'm just not good enough to know when I have the nuts.

    Best poker book ever is Doyle Brunson's Super/System.
     
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  5. nedski

    nedski Commander Red Shirt

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    Sometimes these poker websites have robots, unreal players..... So you play against them, but they are not real.
    But if you join a tournament of 200 players, many I mean most of them are real....
    I made a few friends like this....
    But this is why I don't think it's worth paying real money in some game or poker websites since they are using robots or they have algorithms and they can trick you and take your money.
    As I said I just play for fun..... usually poker is a game of intuition and concentration when it comes to tournaments, there's a little luck involved of course, but it's risky to pay real money in these websites since some games can be rigged.
    This is why I think only if you are among real players (not internet) it's probably worth investing a small amount or more if you can afford it :)
     
  6. Yuletide Prayer

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    Agreed because the poker website I use tends to be generous with the hands it deals to get action going and it goes against the odds of getting those hands. In the last few years I've had a royal flush, a straight flush and several 4 of a kinds and anyone who knows poker knows that you could play poker every day for 50 years and never be dealt a 4 of a kind. A real life game is better atmosphere but still no guarantee there is no collusion. My dad was invited to a cash game by Joe Beevers which was a big deal in the early 90s as Joe was known on the poker scene for putting on big poker events at his home but my dad never went because it would have been like giving his money away. He hosted a few cash games himself in the 80s' and I remember catching a glimpse of them in the smoke filled dining room when I was about 8 and in my pyjamas before being banished back to bed.
     
  7. TheLeastOfThese

    TheLeastOfThese Ensign Newbie

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    Sims 4, Plants Vs Zombies
     
  8. JD

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    My mom got me Psychnauts 2 as on early b-day present on Wed., so I've been working on that. I love the first game, and so far this one has been just as good. My only complaint is that Lili and Raz are the only kids from the camp in the first game to come back, so far at least.
     
  9. Yuletide Prayer

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    Playing GTA SA for the nostalgia and noticing how much easier the missions are compared to when I first played it. I added Mozart piano concertos to the user tracks folder and classical music works perfectly driving around Los Santos at night. I've used a glitch where you can fly to the casino area before that part of the map becomes available and turned $127,000 in to $6.5m so now money isn't a problem for the rest of the game.
     
  10. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I've been hearing that there might be remastered versions of the original trilogy being worked on that would be running on the Unreal engine.
     
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  11. Turd Ferguson

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    I've been playing Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart. It's my first R&C game I've ever played, and so far it's been a total joy. It's so colorful it looks like you're playing a Pixar movie. The combat is pretty fun and the villains are cracking me up.
     
  12. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    I just bought Uncharted 1-4 last week and have been blowing through them---they are pretty amazing. Never played them before but LOVE them!
     
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  13. Jax

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    There all good but Uncharted 2 is bloody amazing.
     
  14. Kor

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    Kentucky Route Zero. I like the concept, but this is really, really slow. :scream:

    Kor
     
  15. CaptainWacky

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    UPDATE: I learned how to play it properly, it's very good.
     
  16. Turd Ferguson

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    Uncharted 1-3 are really fun games. I keep trying to play 4, but it bores me to tears.
     
  17. StarMan

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    Read Dead Redemption 2. Been a couple of years - looks great on the PS5. It's a change of pace from other RPG games I've played of late.

    This time round I'm trying to take it all in. First play through I was focused on the main missions and little more. This time, I've been hunting, crafting, collecting and exploring. There's so much packed into the game and off the beaten track that I can go for days without playing a proper mission. I can see I missed A LOT first time thru.
     
  18. Owain Taggart

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    Yep, Uncharted 2 was the series at its peak. It all clicked, and anything that was at fault in the first game was fixed. The 3rd game was more or less the same, with a weaker story. After an awesome boss with the 2nd game, it was rather lame for it to end in a QTE. Uncharted 4 had some great ideas, like using the jeep as leverage for some of the puzzles and finally felt less linear due to some of the more open areas. For as good as it was though, I did find it a bit long. I thought they should have ended it long before they got to the pirate village for instance, as I was ready long before that part for it to end. But it just kept on coming.
     
  19. Turd Ferguson

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    I finished and platinumed Ratched and Clank Rift Apart. Damn, that was a fun game! I'm tempted to try out the Ratchet and Clank reboot on PS4.

    I've got a month before Far Cry 6 comes out, so I may upgrade my PS4 version of Ghost of Tsushima to the PS5 Director's Cut and play it and the Iki Island expansion before it comes out.
     
  20. Kor

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    Still on Kentucky Route Zero, now in the last part. To me, this isn't exactly a "game." More like an interactive novel with 3D graphics and walls and walls of text.

    Kor