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Title: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 17, 2009, 08:03:20 PM
*not true, just sounds good.

Gamers, unite.

(continued from another thread:)

Quote from: "NaturaLCalamity"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "NaturaLCalamity"
Actually, for me the game wasn't hard at all. It just got really boring for me after the first hour or so because it was just some generic shooter. The online mode however is really fun and addicting. I've spent about 10 hours or so already trying to rank up. Do you have KZ2? If you do, I'm assuming you have a PSN name. We should play together sometime!!!
 :blush: ...I'm a renter. :D

My current PS3 list of games that I own is:
Prince of Persia
Call of Duty 4
LittleBigPLanet
Devil May Cry 4
Grand Theft Auto 4
Resistance: Fall of Man
Assassin's Creed
Lair (though I haven't touched it since the day I bought it.. need to install the control pack I downloaded)

The list of games I've rented is much longer.

Did you get a chance to play FEAR2 yet, or just KZ2?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on March 17, 2009, 08:13:08 PM
Good Thread!

... do I count as a gamer if I've been in them?  :D

I've been gaming for eons.  Had an original Pong, Atari 2600, GameCube, and a Vectrex (look THAT one up!)

Now I've got a DS, Wii and Xbox360... for, uh... work... yeah!  That's it!
Got some games on the PC too.

Currently playing Resident Evil IV, Tales of Vesperia, Lit, and World of Goo.
(and the last Metroid from GameCube)

Seems like I'm good at starting games, not so much at finishing.

I'm also writing a game in my dubious "spare" time.

Sudoku, crosswords, go, chess, boggle, etc...,
Joe Actor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 17, 2009, 08:27:12 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
... do I count as a gamer if I've been in them?  ;) You should check out Soul Reaver 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Reaver_2). The voicework is amazing.

If you like RE4 you should check out Dead Space. It's similar but much, much better. The control scheme is lightyears ahead of RE (which has terrible controls, IMO).

Quote from: "joeactor"
Now I've got a DS, Wii and Xbox360... for, uh... work... yeah! That's it!
That's exactly how I feel! :D It occurred to me... maybe I can get paid to do the thing I love doing, anyway! I mean, why not, right?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on March 17, 2009, 08:56:53 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
If you like RE4 you should check out Dead Space. It's similar but much, much better. The control scheme is lightyears ahead of RE (which has terrible controls, IMO).

That's good to know - it took me a while to get the hang of RE4's controls.
(uh, duh... I have a TRIGGER button on the wiimote - maybe THAT should be the Trigger?!?!)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hitsumei on March 17, 2009, 09:51:48 PM
I've never been a hardcore gamer or anything, but I've owned the latest consoles since the NES came out, in the mid 80s, I believe.

I now own a ps3, but there aren't very many games that interest me out right now, I am looking forward to FF XIII, I have always loved the FF series. Especially looking forward to this one, with "Lightning", who looks to be the love child of Cloud and Squall, and is named appropriately.

My game list is:

Ninja Gaiden
Virtua Fighter 5
Resistance fall of man (been thinking about picking up the second one)
Metal Gear Solid 4
Soul Calibur 4

And that's it. I also play computer games, I've been slowly making my way through Fallout 3 when I can find the time. I got it because you can be gay in it. I also hear that you can be gay in Fable, and it is a lot better. You can marry people, and what not. In Fallout you can just say suggestive things to other women once in awhile, and sleep with prostitutes. Not a huge part of the game. Not that I really need it to be, but I like the option. I don't have, or plan to get, an Xbox360 though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: PipeBox on March 17, 2009, 10:07:45 PM
Hardcore Nintendo fan here (oxymoron, right?).  But that's OK because my next door neighbor took up the Sony flag and a friend 3 minutes away took up the Microsoft flag.  Actually, we've had an agreement of sorts since the time of the N64 that we would all get separate consoles and games for the sake of diversity.  This gen, I got lucky because Nintendo went cheap.   :D

Oh, and on the non-existent chance any of you have Smash, I'd be happy to throw down sometime.   :lol:

I predict I'll be making a lot of posts in this thread, or at least one more when I feel up to making a list of current gen games in the group.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: NaturaLCalamity on March 18, 2009, 04:21:05 AM
No, I haven't played Fear 2 yet, but my friend said it's scary as shit! Anyways, I've been playing video games all my life. I currently own a PS3 and I love it. I have:

LittleBigPlanet
Metal Gear Solid 4
Ratchet and Clank
Grand Theft Auto 4
Devil May Cry 4
Killzone 2
Uncharted

I play Metal Gear Online the most as of right now and trust me, it is very addicting. I'm actually downloading the new update for it right now so once it's done,  I'll add you Curo. Maybe we can play LBP one day.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: NaturaLCalamity on March 18, 2009, 04:26:36 AM
Hey Curo. I've just tried adding you like 2 minutes ago but your psn name is too long. All I can spell out is Curiosityandthec...I cant type in the (a) and (t). Want to just add me instead? My psn is RithCee. Cya!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 18, 2009, 04:55:31 AM
Quote from: "NaturaLCalamity"
Hey Curo. I've just tried adding you like 2 minutes ago but your psn name is too long. All I can spell out is Curiosityandthec...I cant type in the (a) and (t). Want to just add me instead? My psn is RithCee. Cya!
That's the trouble with having a long handle: some sites put character limits on handle lengths and you have to just cope with that. I usually pick CurioAndTheCat when the full one is too long (though recently I've been using meiguoren or 美國人instead). I added you. :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on March 18, 2009, 06:16:43 PM
I only play a few hours a week.  My husband, on the other hand, spends most of his free time gaming.  The games I play most are Rock Band, Sims, Gears of War, and Halo.  I also like some other game that I keep on saying is Oblivian but it's actually a different game...I've played Oblivian too.  Overlord is cool too...because you get to have minons.  I just started a Halo Wars campaign, so that will probably be what I play when I feel like playing a game.  We have a 360.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Will on March 18, 2009, 06:52:00 PM
I play a couple times a year. I don't really make time for it, so it doesn't happen often. When it does happen, though, I'm serious. How serious? I play Starcraft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarCraft). Against South Koreans. And I win quite often. I came up with a strategy about 10 years ago called the "scout rush", which people tend to have a lot of trouble with. I also have a knack for cannons.

I never really got into console gaming. It's not that I don't like it, I own a PS2 and a few games (Star Wars Battlefront 1 & 2, Sonic, Soul Caliber 2, and a few more I can't think of), it's just that I was accustomed to PC gaming before I really got into console gaming. I was playing Prince of Persia on my Apple II back in 1989.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tom62 on March 18, 2009, 07:25:13 PM
I play a couple of games on my iPod Touch when I'm bored. Most favorite ones are iShoot and Field Runners. On my PC I play the occasional Pinball Arcade and Chess game. For me a game must be as simple as possible, I can't stand games where you have to learn hundreds of key combinations or that is more complex than blasting away everything that moves.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Kevin on March 19, 2009, 12:31:34 AM
I play about 20-40 hours a week. Sometimes more, depending on what's going on. But I'm a teenager it's what I do :p

I have Xbox Live, that stuff is fun.

I play: (Or liked to play)
Resident Evil 5 (Though only rented)
Call of Duty 4
Sometimes Call of Duty: World at War (Not as good as CoD4 :( though I've been the first one like 3 almost 4 times)
Rainbow Six Vegas 1 & 2 (More the 2nd one, played it more)
All I can think of right now :p
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on March 19, 2009, 12:50:05 AM
I have an Xbox 360, but I'm a PC gamer at heart and I have a pretty beefy gaming rig that I built myself back in October for $1600.

My Xbox 360 games:
Resident Evil 5
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Ninja Gaiden 2
Assassin's Creed
Grand Theft Auto IV
Mass Effect
Halo 3
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
F.E.A.R.
Perfect Dark Zero
Bioshock
Burnout Revenge
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Soul Calibur IV

My PC games:
Crysis
Crysis: Warhead
Crysis Wars
Far Cry 2
Fallout 3
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Left 4 Dead
Dead Space
Unreal Tournament 3
Bioshock (I have both the Xbox and PC versions lol)
Team Fortress 2
Portal
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2: Episode One
Counter-Strike
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
Counter-Strike: Source
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Diablo
Diablo II
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
Starcraft
Starcraft: Brood War
Halo
Doom 3
Far Cry
Unreal Tournament
Unreal Tournament 2004
Guild Wars

I used to be a Diablo II addict then I transitioned to being a World of Warcraft addict until I quit back in the fall of 2007. Now, my favorite genres are shooters and RPGs. I really want Diablo III when it comes out and it will probably revitalize my addiction to the Diablo series. I've always been an RPG nerd and I usually play the hell out of them. I beat Mass Effect at least three times, got every single achievement in Fallout 3, and obliterated people in PvP in World of Warcraft and Diablo II.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hitsumei on March 19, 2009, 01:56:14 AM
I also love the Diablo series, and played that on and off for years. I could not get into word of warcraft though. That takes far more time than I was willing to put in. I played a character until about level fifty, and it took me nearly a year to get there, so I gave up on it. I'm not interested in devoting the time required to play that game. I like doing other things too.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 19, 2009, 02:56:52 AM
What kind of settings do you use when playing Crysis, Godless? That's a 'puter killer!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Kevin on March 19, 2009, 07:35:29 PM
I'm going to beat RE5 today :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on March 19, 2009, 07:36:11 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
What kind of settings do you use when playing Crysis, Godless? That's a 'puter killer!

Quality: Very High
Resolution: 1920x1080
Anti-Aliasing: 4x
V-Sync: On

I still get low frame rate in specific areas, but overall my computer runs it pretty well. I actually have an ATI card, the Radeon 4870 X2, whereas Crysis is a game built for NVidia cards.

Quote from: "Kevin"
I'm going to beat RE5 today :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on March 19, 2009, 07:52:18 PM
How could I forget to list "Portal"?
Great game...

and Diablo III is coming:
[youtube:30bhxcsh]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BxkS_Md2nY[/youtube:30bhxcsh]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: PipeBox on March 19, 2009, 08:54:15 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
How could I forget to list "Portal"?
Still Alive starts playing in head
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on March 19, 2009, 09:13:15 PM
Quote from: "PipeBox"
Quote from: "joeactor"
How could I forget to list "Portal"?
Still Alive starts playing in head

... anyone for some Cake:
[youtube:2dfmru8h]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwoqVdZkefk[/youtube:2dfmru8h]

YouTube Crazy,
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: AlP on March 20, 2009, 03:59:37 AM
Haha I was going to select "Over 40 hours a week. If it were my job, I'd be getting benefits." in the poll. But I can't because it is my job! I just finished working on the Bourne Conspiracy and before that Darkwatch.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 20, 2009, 12:51:06 PM
Quote from: "AlP"
Haha I was going to select "Over 40 hours a week. If it were my job, I'd be getting benefits." in the poll. But I can't because it is my job! I just finished working on the Bourne Conspiracy and before that Darkwatch.
We're gonna have to talk. ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Kodanshi on March 20, 2009, 01:02:36 PM
Quote from: "Will"
When it does happen, though, I'm serious. How serious? I play Starcraft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarCraft). Against South Koreans. And I win quite often. I came up with a strategy about 10 years ago called the "scout rush", which people tend to have a lot of trouble with. I also have a knack for cannons.
Hot damn, that is SERIOUSLY impressive! :eek2:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 20, 2009, 03:29:35 PM
Quote from: "Godless"
Quality: Very High
Resolution: 1920x1080
Anti-Aliasing: 4x
V-Sync: On

I still get low frame rate in specific areas, but overall my computer runs it pretty well. I actually have an ATI card, the Radeon 4870 X2, whereas Crysis is a game built fr NVidia cards.

That... is nuts.  :blush:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on March 21, 2009, 05:53:26 AM
well let me read you my list of played games on my 360
(turns on 360 and tv, scrolls over, eyes begin to widen)

n plus
gta IV
dead space
fallout 3
mercs 2
madden 07
mx vs atv: untamed
gears of war
gears of war 2
fable 2
mirrors edge
the force unleashed
BIOSHOCK FTW
Hexic HD
Tony hawk: proving ground
elder scrolls IV: Oblivion ALSO FTW
The incredible hulk
Iron MAn(not proud of this one)
The orange Box
Bully
Frontlines:fuels of war
Overlord
Guitar hero 3
Halo 3
tony hawk project 8
WWE 2007
Civil war
marvel ultimate alliance
Transformers the game
NCAA 07
Test drive unlimited
pirates, at worlds end
Spiderman 3
gyruss
boom boom rocket
call of duty 3
lost planet


wow, i have been gone 4 a long time, when did we get this.   :hide2: ????
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 21, 2009, 02:09:02 PM
I love Dead Space. I follow the art director on Twitter.  :D Since I'll (hopefully) be starting a Ph.D based around video games, I'm trying to get to know some of the people in the biz.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: AlP on March 21, 2009, 05:32:56 PM
Quote
I love Dead Space. I follow the art director on Twitter. :D Since I'll (hopefully) be starting a Ph.D based around video games, I'm trying to get to know some of the people in the biz.

I've worked as a video games programmer since 98. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 21, 2009, 10:34:51 PM
Quote from: "AlP"
I've worked as a video games programmer since 98. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
Actually, I've always been curious (I know, right?) about how one breaks into the business. I'm crap at design--photography is my area--and I can't program, but I've always wondered who does the story writing and scenario design. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Kevin on March 22, 2009, 02:59:46 PM
Is Dead Space that good? When we rented RE5 my little brother also rented Dead Space (He plays it), but I haven't played it yet.

And for anyone who has xbox live:

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcard.mygamercard.net%2Faero%2FS3rv3z.png&hash=0b5b9022b16ab7357811697f31bad0f42ccc0308) (http://profile.mygamercard.net/S3rv3z)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on March 23, 2009, 03:23:23 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "PipeBox"
Quote from: "joeactor"
How could I forget to list "Portal"?
Still Alive starts playing in head

... anyone for some Cake:
[youtube:3czv9hew]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwoqVdZkefk[/youtube:3czv9hew]

YouTube Crazy,
JoeActor


You made that? That was utterly brilliant!!

---------------------------------------------------

Thanks for a super excellent thread Curio. I won't list all my previous consoles and games because that would just be silly. I am definitely touching 40 hours a week at the moment (i seem to be able to hold down a full time job too...) mainly because i have no girlfriend taking up all my time hehe :)
Flatout Ultimate Carnage
GTA IV

For anyone interested, my XBOX LIVE handle is Karadan although i have not been playing much of late - Eve seems to take up all my time :rant: The less said about that, the better.

I've got a few funny screenies lying around at home (i'm at work at the moment) which i'll post later - this seems to be the relevant place to do so.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on March 23, 2009, 03:48:05 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
You made that? That was utterly brilliant!.

Thank you (takes a bow)!  Glad you enjoyed it.

Portal inspired me, then I started looking into "Machinima" (making movies using video game software).
Pretty kool stuff out there - amazing how much power we've got on our desktops.

When I've got a demo version of the game I'm coding, I'll be sure to post it for y'all to try.
Should be a pretty unique concept (hush hush).

Happy Monday Gamers,
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on March 23, 2009, 04:10:50 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "karadan"
You made that? That was utterly brilliant!.

Thank you (takes a bow)!  Glad you enjoyed it.

Portal inspired me, then I started looking into "Machinima" (making movies using video game software).
Pretty kool stuff out there - amazing how much power we've got on our desktops.

When I've got a demo version of the game I'm coding, I'll be sure to post it for y'all to try.
Should be a pretty unique concept (hush hush).

Happy Monday Gamers,
JoeActor

You're welcome! Alas, i'm not creative enough to think up a concept then make a movie. For now, i'm just happy to watch other people's efforts. I've been subscribed to Machinima for a while now and i'm really enjoying the Freeman's Mind episodes. They are very funny, especially to someone like me who is nuts for anything Half Life.

I've added you as a friend on YT, if that's ok?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: 4DeepThought2 on March 23, 2009, 06:38:04 PM
Xbox live: Poon38, for any one who wants a go at my ridiculous GOW2 or COD4 skills ;)

Use to play a lot, but haven't for a while.
Xbox (Games I still play):


Gears of War 2
Call of Duty 4
Half Life 2
Portal

PC:

Starcraft
Battlefield 1942
Battlefield 2
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on March 23, 2009, 09:04:12 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "karadan"
You made that? That was utterly brilliant!.

Thank you (takes a bow)!  Glad you enjoyed it.

Portal inspired me, then I started looking into "Machinima" (making movies using video game software).
Pretty kool stuff out there - amazing how much power we've got on our desktops.

When I've got a demo version of the game I'm coding, I'll be sure to post it for y'all to try.
Should be a pretty unique concept (hush hush).

Happy Monday Gamers,
JoeActor

You're welcome! Alas, i'm not creative enough to think up a concept then make a movie. For now, i'm just happy to watch other people's efforts. I've been subscribed to Machinima for a while now and i'm really enjoying the Freeman's Mind episodes. They are very funny, especially to someone like me who is nuts for anything Half Life.

I've added you as a friend on YT, if that's ok?
favorite quote from Freeman's Mind. . ."oooh, don't step in the blood!"
 :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Kevin on March 25, 2009, 01:30:03 AM
Quote from: "4DeepThought2"
Xbox live: Poon38, for any one who wants a go at my ridiculous GOW2 or COD4 skills ;)



Like everyone thinks they're good at COD4
I don't want to sound arrogant, but I know I'm good.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: AlP on March 25, 2009, 05:13:40 AM
Quote
Actually, I've always been curious (I know, right?) about how one breaks into the business. I'm crap at design--photography is my area--and I can't program, but I've always wondered who does the story writing and scenario design. Thoughts?

Breaking into the business is hard for some people. I think it's easiest for programmers. Get a degree in computer science or software engineering,  do additional research in video game technology and maybe put together a demo game. At the other end of the spectrum you have game designers. They're very talented but they generally have to start out as junior level builders or QA testers and work their way up the ranks.

Story writing and scenario design is the domain of a senior game designer or someone with a title of that sort. The major disciplines in video games development are:

Animator
Artist (either texture or modeling or both)
Audio engineer
Designer
Producer
Programmer
Tester

And other supporting roles.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on March 26, 2009, 04:33:10 AM
I was doing fine, messing around on Facebook in the few hours I'm not studying... and the hubby downloads WoW with a free trial.  Now... I was gaming on The Sierra Network before the web is what it is.  Dialing into a local SprintNet number, paying $2/hr (in the evening... $7/hr during the day!) to access the service, play games in a graphical interface.  It was WAY before it's time.  Became The ImagiNation Network, then WorldPlay on AOL, a few more changes and now, it's Pogo.

Anyway, I wracked up over $3000 in bills before I finally became a Sysop in 1992.  Wow... that's a long time ago.  I KNOW I get obsessed with RPGs and so does the hubby... he MET me on that network in late 1992.

Well... he got me an account and wow, I've missed many study hours over the past week.  I have no self-control when it comes to RPGs... none at all.  Luckily, it's on a dedicated desktop downstairs and my "work" laptop is upstairs, so never the twain shall meet... but still... I hear it calling me... right now...  :eek:   I'd be on it 24/7 if I could.

Other than WoW, I prefer sim games... Roller Coaster Tycoon, Sims, Urbz, Zoo Tycoon, etc.  I love the managing aspect, making sure everything gets built or accomplished.  Haven't played any of those in awhile, except for Urbz on the DS.  Oh, and of course, Pokemon on any platform.   :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on March 27, 2009, 02:39:09 AM
i love RPG's myself, but i hate the social stigma that is associated with many of them, one amazing game is Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, but some people aren't even willing to try it. and another thing. World of Warcraft. FANTASTIC game, TERRIBLE stigma attached to it. people will hide the fact that they play that game, hell, even i don't go shouting it from the rooftops. I'm not sure how accurately this translates to the "real" world, but in high school, that will get you marked for life.
sure is fun though
and dead space is a masterpiece of a game, if you haven't bought it yet, go out right now and buy it, now. it's amazing. :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on March 27, 2009, 04:48:36 AM
Have any of you watched "The Guild"?  Especially those who play WoW and WoW-like games...

http://www.watchtheguild.com/ (http://www.watchtheguild.com/)

It's KILLER funny!  :beer:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 27, 2009, 12:23:18 PM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
and dead space is a masterpiece of a game, if you haven't bought it yet, go out right now and buy it, now. it's amazing. :D
It really is, you're right. Fantastic game. If you're interested, the art director is on Twitter (http://twitter.com/Monkey_Pants).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on March 27, 2009, 01:45:35 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
and dead space is a masterpiece of a game, if you haven't bought it yet, go out right now and buy it, now. it's amazing. :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on March 27, 2009, 09:55:46 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
and dead space is a masterpiece of a game, if you haven't bought it yet, go out right now and buy it, now. it's amazing. :)
it is insanely gory, but they present it in such a way that it doesn't distract from the game, it enhances it. you feel like something would be lacking without all the gore. buy it. now. not kidding, go to wal-mart right now and buy it. if you cant get it, i'll mail it to you.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ACSlater on April 16, 2009, 09:38:29 PM
I don't think I can call myself much of a gamer since it takes me forever to commit to beating a game. Anywho, I will say that I have an NES, SNES, Dreamcast (actually my wife's old console), and PS2.

As far as the NES goes, I think you do need belief in a higher power to get it to work.  :brick:

It's like a ritual getting that thing to load the games properly. Hahaha. It's fun to play it when it does work.

I've been playing older Guitar Hero games ( I've gone backwards from GH: Aerosmith to the first one because until "Aerosmith" I was artistically against it being a musician. ) and GTA. One day, I'll get around to owning a Wii or something.

Happy gaming everyone!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on April 17, 2009, 08:26:04 AM
I am actually going to do a computer game retrospective for my computer graphics class. At first, I was going to cover all of gaming, but I found out that I could only make my video about 5 minutes long and there is no way in hell that I can cover that much information in 5 minutes, so I decided to narrow it down to just computer gaming, which is really my preferred platform. I've never used Adobe Premiere before so I'm going to have to learn as I go. Stay tuned for my video in a month or two  ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 17, 2009, 04:06:29 PM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
it is insanely gory, but they present it in such a way that it doesn't distract from the game, it enhances it. you feel like something would be lacking without all the gore. buy it. now. not kidding, go to wal-mart right now and buy it. if you cant get it, i'll mail it to you.

So i went and bought it. I played roughly 5 minutes of it before my Xbox crashed... I turned it back on to see the red ring of death!!   :rant:  :upset:  :(

Not a happy chappy.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on April 18, 2009, 07:15:53 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
So i went and bought it. I played roughly 5 minutes of it before my Xbox crashed... I turned it back on to see the red ring of death!!   :rant:  :upset:  :(

Not a happy chappy.
Yikes. RROD, not cool. Don't hold it against the game. ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 20, 2009, 12:00:41 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "karadan"
So i went and bought it. I played roughly 5 minutes of it before my Xbox crashed... I turned it back on to see the red ring of death!!   :rant:  :upset:  :(

Not a happy chappy.
Yikes. RROD, not cool. Don't hold it against the game. ;)

No, that would be silly. I hold it against Bill Gates.

To add insult to injury, my internet was down all weekend. My cable modem has died and they couldn't send an engineer around until tonight. For the first time in years, i had to endure an entire weekend (other than whan i'm away visiting friends) in the dark ages.

I basically sat on a chair in a darkened room rocking backwards and forwards for 40 hours.......

All work and no play makes Timmy a good boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a god boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a good boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a god boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a good boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a god boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a good boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a god boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a good boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a god boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a good boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a god boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a good boy. All work and no play makes Timmy a god boy........
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: VanReal on April 21, 2009, 03:18:55 AM
Hehe, that is scary!  I think it "No Beer No TV make Karadan go crazy!"
(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ffarm4.static.flickr.com%2F3224%2F2977226214_86e539eac6.jpg&hash=bf792545cd180ce7adfb550efcea2cbe460321b0)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hitsumei on April 21, 2009, 03:33:37 AM
Actually I believe it was:

Homer: "No TV and no beer make Homer go something, something..."

Marge: "Go crazy...?"

Homer: "Don't mind if I do! *series of crazy noises*".
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: VanReal on April 21, 2009, 03:38:03 AM
Quote from: "Hitsumei"
Actually I believe it was:

Homer: "No TV and no beer make Homer go something, something..."

Marge: "Go crazy...?"

Homer: "Don't mind if I do! *series of crazy noises*".

You're right, that was after he gotten all worn down from writing, and before Bart caught the "Shinnin'" hehe.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on April 21, 2009, 07:09:48 AM
Just puttin it out there. . . HAF weekend takeover of world of warcraft. if you don't play it, get the demo, it would be a fun way to have a good time and a live chat with some fellow gamers we all know and love from the forums.
I'm thinking some weekend maybe. :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 21, 2009, 10:28:50 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Just puttin it out there. . . HAF weekend takeover of world of warcraft. if you don't play it, get the demo, it would be a fun way to have a good time and a live chat with some fellow gamers we all know and love from the forums.
I'm thinking some weekend maybe. :) Soz, but i played it for a number of years until i became thouroughly disolusioned with it.
You should get the free trial for Eve online. That would be awesome. I could give you ships and cash etc. :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on April 21, 2009, 02:33:26 PM
I work all weekend. :/ Though, I'm definitely going to be getting into The Secret World when it gets released. *drool*

Right now I'm playing Fallout 3. It's enjoyable, but doesn't quite stand up to Oblivion. Too monochromatic, I think.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 21, 2009, 03:39:21 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
I work all weekend. :/ Though, I'm definitely going to be getting into The Secret World when it gets released. *drool*

Right now I'm playing Fallout 3. It's enjoyable, but doesn't quite stand up to Oblivion. Too monochromatic, I think.

It is rather green and grey isn't it? I just got to the citadel with that giant robot at its centre. I'm looking forward to when that beast gets unleashed :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on April 22, 2009, 01:03:15 AM
Quote from: "karadan"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
I work all weekend. :/ Though, I'm definitely going to be getting into The Secret World when it gets released. *drool*

Right now I'm playing Fallout 3. It's enjoyable, but doesn't quite stand up to Oblivion. Too monochromatic, I think.

It is rather green and grey isn't it? I just got to the citadel with that giant robot at its centre. I'm looking forward to when that beast gets unleashed :)
i did buy fallout 3 and beat it and i have a couple of complaints. Not enough ammo for anything. Third person was so ugly that i never wanted to do it, even to look at my cool new armour. and after you beat the game. . .that's it. i wanted to keep playing.
they should have done something like oblivion and given me "golden dragon vault suit"
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Phillysoul11 on April 22, 2009, 06:52:48 AM
Counter Strike (all of them except for source)

Super Smash Brothers (all) *orgasm*
Super Mario 64, SMB,SMW, Mario Kart (64,DD,Wii,)

Nintendo pretty much owns microsoft and sony, sorry  :hide2:
My philosophy when it come to video games is: first person shooters need to stay on the PC, Nintendo takes care of everything else.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on April 22, 2009, 07:12:22 AM
Quote from: "Phillysoul11"
Counter Strike (all of them except for source)

Super Smash Brothers (all) *orgasm*
Super Mario 64, SMB,SMW, Mario Kart (64,DD,Wii,)

Nintendo pretty much owns microsoft and sony, sorry  :hide2:
My philosophy when it come to video games is: first person shooters need to stay on the PC, Nintendo takes care of everything else.

Uhh... not this gaming generation. The Wii has been churning out a ton of shovelware that you have to wade through before you get to the good games. The majority of the good games on the Wii are made by Nintendo and they are few and far between. On the other hand, the Xbox 360 and PS3 have much larger line-ups of AAA titles. But still, my preferred gaming platform is the PC.

PC > Consoles any day for me.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 22, 2009, 11:21:11 AM
Quote from: "Godless"
Quote from: "Phillysoul11"
Counter Strike (all of them except for source)

Super Smash Brothers (all) *orgasm*
Super Mario 64, SMB,SMW, Mario Kart (64,DD,Wii,)

Nintendo pretty much owns microsoft and sony, sorry  :hide2:
My philosophy when it come to video games is: first person shooters need to stay on the PC, Nintendo takes care of everything else.

Uhh... not this gaming generation. The Wii has been churning out a ton of shovelware that you have to wade through before you get to the good games. The majority of the good games on the Wii are made by Nintendo and they are few and far between. On the other hand, the Xbox 360 and PS3 have much larger line-ups of AAA titles. But still, my preferred gaming platform is the PC.

PC > Consoles any day for me.

I've simply never liked anything Nitendo has ever made. I guess i prefer realism when it comes to games. I want to be able to shoot something and not have banannas come out of it. That's just me, though.

PC > consoles is something i definitely agree with. The only issue i have is the constant upgrades i keep having to do to keep up with ever-increasing complexity of games.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on April 22, 2009, 12:10:12 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
Quote from: "Godless"
Quote from: "Phillysoul11"
Counter Strike (all of them except for source)

Super Smash Brothers (all) *orgasm*
Super Mario 64, SMB,SMW, Mario Kart (64,DD,Wii,)

Nintendo pretty much owns microsoft and sony, sorry  :hide2:
My philosophy when it come to video games is: first person shooters need to stay on the PC, Nintendo takes care of everything else.

Uhh... not this gaming generation. The Wii has been churning out a ton of shovelware that you have to wade through before you get to the good games. The majority of the good games on the Wii are made by Nintendo and they are few and far between. On the other hand, the Xbox 360 and PS3 have much larger line-ups of AAA titles. But still, my preferred gaming platform is the PC.

PC > Consoles any day for me.

I've simply never liked anything Nitendo has ever made. I guess i prefer realism when it comes to games. I want to be able to shoot something and not have banannas come out of it. That's just me, though.

PC > consoles is something i definitely agree with. The only issue i have is the constant upgrades i keep having to do to keep up with ever-increasing complexity of games.

I actually don't mind since I like to browse computer hardware. Building computers is an interest to me and it is what influenced me to choose a computer engineering major in college next year.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on April 22, 2009, 04:49:47 PM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Just puttin it out there. . . HAF weekend takeover of world of warcraft. if you don't play it, get the demo, it would be a fun way to have a good time and a live chat with some fellow gamers we all know and love from the forums.
I'm thinking some weekend maybe. :-)  This is the FIRST year he's actively wanted to go outside to play... and he's NINE!  So yeah, it works.

Hubby started a guild but we're not usually the socializers so we have no way to build it.  It's called "Zombie Jeebus."  :-)

SO name the weekend and we'll be there!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Phillysoul11 on April 22, 2009, 06:41:14 PM
Quote from: "Godless"
Quote from: "Phillysoul11"
Counter Strike (all of them except for source)

Super Smash Brothers (all) *orgasm*
Super Mario 64, SMB,SMW, Mario Kart (64,DD,Wii,)

Nintendo pretty much owns microsoft and sony, sorry  :hide2:
My philosophy when it come to video games is: first person shooters need to stay on the PC, Nintendo takes care of everything else.

Uhh... not this gaming generation. The Wii has been churning out a ton of shovelware that you have to wade through before you get to the good games. The majority of the good games on the Wii are made by Nintendo and they are few and far between. On the other hand, the Xbox 360 and PS3 have much larger line-ups of AAA titles. But still, my preferred gaming platform is the PC.

PC > Consoles any day for me.
SSBB, Galaxy, MP3 corruption, MK Wii are the only good games for the wii but they are fantastic.  This gaming generation goes to the 360 but all in all Nintendo has better systems, I would rather play N64 than PS3, but thats just me.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on April 22, 2009, 07:51:19 PM
Hullo fellow gamers '3'

When it comes to gaming I'm That Awkward Person that doesn't like to pick sides in the Console War. Been gaming since I was 3 or 4 when I got that big ol' brick of a gameboy and a copy of Centipedes and Millipedes. From there I just kept going getting whatever I could (mainly Pokemon, lawd those games are my weakness argh) as the years went by. I remember when I got my PS and N64 people would tell me "What'll you do when you're older and not want to play games?" Hahaha, I don't think that'll happen anytime soon :P I'd love to be able to still play games when I'm older and teach my kids how to be awesome at them and stuff.

Right now I give the most attention to my Nintendo DS, PS2 and Xbox 360, with the poor Wii being horribly neglected since I got my 360 last Christmas. It'll probably get worse or shoved into a corner whenever I save up enough for a PS3. I'm mainly into Roleplaying Games (Fable II, Final Fantasy, GuildWars) and First Person Shooters (Call of Duty; WaW, Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2) but I'm up for anything that strikes my fancy. One thing that'll always make me happy will be games where I get to shoot me some zombies o3o-b
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on April 22, 2009, 08:04:32 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
Been gaming since I was 3 or 4 when I got that big ol' brick of a gameboy and a copy of Centipedes and Millipedes. From there I just kept going getting whatever I could (mainly Pokemon, lawd those games are my weakness argh) as the years went by. I remember when I got my PS and N64 people would tell me "What'll you do when you're older and not want to play games?" Hahaha, I don't think that'll happen anytime soon :-)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on April 22, 2009, 09:23:53 PM
Quote from: "rlrose328"
I can SOOOO related to this, but I was 27 when I got the first Gameboy (March 1990) and I was addicted to Mario and Tetris, sitting on the porch and playing with the spinster who lived across from me... yup, got her hooked when I was out there playing every evening.  I still have that thing in my memory drawer.  We have over 25 Gameboys in this house, from that original to the color to the pocket to the micro, to the DS and beyond.  My hubby, my son, and I all have 2 active DSs so we can have one charging while we play.  Actually, the kid has 3... the original white, a Legend of Zelda gold, and the red Mario one that came out last year.

And yes, we are so addicted to Pokemon in this house, all 3 of us, that the hubby and the kid finished the JAPANESE Diamond AND the latest Platinum long before they they were released in the US.  It's fun to watch them try to figure out what attack they are doing or what thing they are about to pick up might be on those cartridges!  I played the original blue and red when I was pregnant in 1989.  Wow.  We have multiple cartridges of just about all Pokemon Gameboy and DS cartridges in this house as well.  So yes, I understand your addiction and weakness.  :)  Didn't have that on the Gameboy, but I always play it in my spare time on the PC in College and at home. Hella addicting little game that is. All that's left of my old game boy collection is the old brick like one, my Game Boy Colour, the printer for the GBC and my old broken Game Boy Advance. My GBA broke while we were in Lourdes once but the SP came out shortly after so we didn't bother getting it fixed and got an SP to replace it. Then I gave that in as a deposit for a DS. Totally regret that move now, I miss my old SP. Awesome little gadget that was.

Aw man, my obsession started when I got the Red & Blue games. I got tired of waiting for Platinum to get to the UK (May 22nd pffff) so I ordered it from the USA. It's one of the reasons I like the DS over the DSi, you can still buy games from other regions and play them on the DS. The DSi is unable to do that. Plus it doesn't have a little GBA port so I'm not too fond of it. But it is a cute little piece of hardware though  :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on April 22, 2009, 09:52:07 PM
(old man mode: Activate!)

I remember when we only had 1 button!
And color was either black, or white!
You had to hook it up to your tv with bare wires!

... and we were THANKFUL!

(old man mode: De-Activate!)

Yep, I had an original "Pong" game.
Now, I've got 2 DS's, a Wii, Xbox360, and an old GameCube somewhere... plus the PC.

My fave machine of all time?

Vectrex.  Hands down.

Look it up young'uns...

(mumbles incoherantly away),
Joe "You Kids Get Off My Lawn!" Actor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on April 22, 2009, 10:07:20 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
(old man mode: Activate!)

I remember when we only had 1 button!
And color was either black, or white!
You had to hook it up to your tv with bare wires!

... and we were THANKFUL!

(old man mode: De-Activate!)

Yep, I had an original "Pong" game.
Now, I've got 2 DS's, a Wii, Xbox360, and an old GameCube somewhere... plus the PC.

My fave machine of all time?

Vectrex.  Hands down.

Look it up young'uns...

(mumbles incoherantly away),
Joe "You Kids Get Off My Lawn!" Actor
(young whipersnapper mode: activate)

my very first console was the sega genesis, and my very first game was sonic the hedgehog. now adays, it seems like they hate sonic and WANT him to die, SONIC AND THE BLACK KNIGHT!?! what the hell. sonic dosen't use swords!

(young whipersnapper mode: de-activate)

(sigh) we need more 16 bit games, and i mean high quality games like mario and the original sonic. just because the graphics are "outdated" doesn't mean they are bad, just that the game producers suck. but as far as  the WoW weekend, i play on wyrmrest accord, it's in my spoiler.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on April 22, 2009, 10:47:32 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
Aw man, Tetris!  :P

I do have the Tetris DS... it's fun but the games on it are hardly Tetris for the purist.  <sniff>   :P

I soooo want a DSi, but the fact that I wouldn't be able to play some of my favorite games makes it out of the question.  If they'd just make the DS a calendar/planner/media player, I'd be so happy!  For Christmas, Hubby got the kid a DS cartridge with a little tiny programmable media in it and it has space for several DS games on it.  I have no idea how he downloaded them to it, but it has 4 of the kid's favorite games, so when we go somewhere that is DS-able, he doesn't have to drag along his DS case and risk losing cartridges.  He lost his Pokemon Pearl and he STILL complains about it bitterly... it had his two most powerful pokemon that he'd transferred from the previous game.  Oh well.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on April 22, 2009, 11:23:19 PM
Quote from: "rlrose328"
I forgot to mention... one year for Christmas, my husband got me a IZEK sewing machine (http://www.retrothing.com/2006/04/izek_sewing_mac.html) that came with a matching Gameboy Color and a cartridge with hundreds of special stitches and a few sewn alphabets.  I kid you not.  When he first told me about it well before Christmas that year, I just KNEW he was making it up to tease me about my addiction.  But I've used it for my scrapbooking hundreds of times... borders, name plates, phrases... it's so fun to use!  And I did make a pillow once, too.   :D

Oh wow. There are no words for that sewing machine, I'm speechless. I'm amazed such a thing exists. It's awesome and weird at the same time.
I think my mind's trying to get around the Idea of being able to make things with it. Surely it must be difficult, no? I mean, with the D-Pad and everything.
I dunno pff, it's probably one of those things that looks uber hard but is alright once you get used to it. It's just so strange looking xD;;

Quote from: "rlrose328"
I soooo want a DSi, but the fact that I wouldn't be able to play some of my favorite games makes it out of the question.  If they'd just make the DS a calendar/planner/media player, I'd be so happy!  For Christmas, Hubby got the kid a DS cartridge with a little tiny programmable media in it and it has space for several DS games on it.  I have no idea how he downloaded them to it, but it has 4 of the kid's favorite games, so when we go somewhere that is DS-able, he doesn't have to drag along his DS case and risk losing cartridges.  He lost his Pokemon Pearl and he STILL complains about it bitterly... it had his two most powerful Pokemon that he'd transferred from the previous game.  Oh well.
I'm the same. I didn't buy one simply because a lot of my fav GBA games wouldn't be playable. Well, that and the region thing. It's still a pretty little thing though, finally gives the PSP a run for it's money  :P  And yeah, I know about them little cartridges. R4 DS Cards or something like that. I don't have any myself, but they're totally useful little things. My cousin told me his daughter's friend had one and now Eimer, the little one, wants one. 'Course they're all turning to me for stuff since I'm suddenly the family Game Guru just because I'm studying them pffffffff. And I can totally understand the loosing powerful Pokemon thing. Back when I was young, me and this girl who I was friends with traded Pokemon. I have her my Mew and Mewtwo and to this day I never got either of them back. Gutted man D:

Quote from: "quizlixx"
(sigh) we need more 16 bit games, and i mean high quality games like mario and the original sonic. just because the graphics are "outdated" doesn't mean they are bad, just that the game producers suck.
I half agree here. To me, graphics aren't everything about a game, it's the gameplay. The guys in my class argue that without good graphics, gameplay isn't very good but that's just their opinion. To me, If the Idea is good and is executed well enough, then good on the developers. The good graphics are just an added bonus o3o-b
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on April 22, 2009, 11:40:50 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
(sigh) we need more 16 bit games, and i mean high quality games like mario and the original sonic. just because the graphics are "outdated" doesn't mean they are bad, just that the game producers suck.
I half agree here. To me, graphics aren't everything about a game, it's the gameplay. The guys in my class argue that without good graphics, gameplay isn't very good but that's just their opinion. To me, If the Idea is good and is executed well enough, then good on the developers. The good graphics are just an added bonus o3o-b

We downloaded a number of old games on the WII for our 9yo son and he LOVES them (Mario mainly... anything Mario is his domain these days... but there are a few others I can't remember).  When I first saw them on the big screen, I was dazed... it had been SO LONG since I'd seen those choppy, kinda pixely graphics.  Really brought back memories.  The kid will play those games before many of the newer games when given the chance.  It's in his DNA, I guess.  ;-)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 23, 2009, 09:40:38 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
(sigh) we need more 16 bit games, and i mean high quality games like mario and the original sonic. just because the graphics are "outdated" doesn't mean they are bad, just that the game producers suck. but as far as  the WoW weekend, i play on wyrmrest accord, it's in my spoiler.

I just can't bring myself to agree with this statement. Mario and its ilk are not high quality imo. They do not think out of the box. From the outset, Mario was very weird. A plumber jumping on mushrooms? Side scrolling yawn-fests like Mario have helped dilute much of the gaming industry. I never saw the point of these types of games.

Now, my Atari ST used to have immaculate games on it. Games like Epic or Another World which were the epitome of elegant programming (i had 512k RAM!). Remember, this was at the same time as the NES which had games like Duck Hunt. I had Monkey Island. The NES had Mario and i had Geoff Crammond's F1 GP and Llamatron. There was no competiton in my opinion. I've never really understood the 'you don't need decent graphics in a game for it to be good' rule Nintendo users seem so proud of. Isn't that just another way of saying, 'our graphics capabilities have always been shit, so lets just look on the bright side shall we?' I think a game should look nice to begin with, then make it interesting with story arcs (unless you simply want to play chess). The graphics for Nintendo games are outdated as soon as they come out.

Sorry for the rant, haven't had my morning coffee yet :p
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on April 23, 2009, 09:00:09 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
(sigh) we need more 16 bit games, and i mean high quality games like mario and the original sonic. just because the graphics are "outdated" doesn't mean they are bad, just that the game producers suck. but as far as  the WoW weekend, i play on wyrmrest accord, it's in my spoiler.

I just can't bring myself to agree with this statement. Mario and its ilk are not high quality imo. They do not think out of the box. From the outset, Mario was very weird. A plumber jumping on mushrooms? Side scrolling yawn-fests like Mario have helped dilute much of the gaming industry. I never saw the point of these types of games.

Now, my Atari ST used to have immaculate games on it. Games like Epic or Another World which were the epitome of elegant programming (i had 512k RAM!). Remember, this was at the same time as the NES which had games like Duck Hunt. I had Monkey Island. The NES had Mario and i had Geoff Crammond's F1 GP and Llamatron. There was no competiton in my opinion. I've never really understood the 'you don't need decent graphics in a game for it to be good' rule Nintendo users seem so proud of. Isn't that just another way of saying, 'our graphics capabilities have always been shit, so lets just look on the bright side shall we?' I think a game should look nice to begin with, then make it interesting with story arcs (unless you simply want to play chess). The graphics for Nintendo games are outdated as soon as they come out.

Sorry for the rant, haven't had my morning coffee yet :p

That's one reason why PC gaming > Console gaming. Once a console comes out, it is stuck with that hardware for its entire lifetime and developers are forced to limit their games so they can run on those consoles. However, new hardware is always coming out for PCs so they can be upgraded whenever users feel like it. Instead of having to develop games for outdated hardware, developers can implement the newest technology to make their games even better.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on April 23, 2009, 10:37:36 PM
but a console is a one time buy and if they make a good enough system straight from the chute, then they can offer online updates to keep it up with industry standards. i will agree that PC's are going to have better graphics capability, but that does not mean all games will use them to their fullest potential, however on a console, if the graphics aren't as good as they can be for it's time, the game will get ripped to shreds by reviewers. anyways, i will always be in favor of console over PC. . . . . . . until diablo 3 comes out maybe. and starcraft 2
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on April 24, 2009, 12:08:23 AM
I keep my computing and gaming segregated for productivity reasons. If I could just willy-nilly play any game I wanted to on my computer I would never get any actual work done. I'm bad enough about that, as it is. Then again, I do have *coughallcough* a few NES and SNES roms on the laptop and hook that up to the TV via HDMI and play with my PS3 controller... but that's just me.  :D I grew up with consoles, so sitting in front of the television playing a game is just what I think of when I think "video game".
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on April 24, 2009, 04:28:23 AM
Also for me, i have a mac, so computer gaming is rather limited for me :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 24, 2009, 09:01:13 AM
Quote from: "Godless"

That's one reason why PC gaming > Console gaming. Once a console comes out, it is stuck with that hardware for its entire lifetime and developers are forced to limit their games so they can run on those consoles. However, new hardware is always coming out for PCs so they can be upgraded whenever users feel like it. Instead of having to develop games for outdated hardware, developers can implement the newest technology to make their games even better.

Agreed.

I don't hate consoles, i just hate Nintendo. Vehemently.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on April 24, 2009, 11:16:34 AM
T'is the thing about the Gaming Industry; it all boils down to personal preferences when it comes to Consoles/Games.

I suppose I'm the 'Neutral' person in class who 'keeps the balance' since all the guys are hardcore fanboys of something, be it a console or a game, the most talked about subject recently being Call of Duty. I learned early to keep quiet and not butt in when people start claiming one thing to be better than another. It just gets messy jkzsbduiw D:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on April 24, 2009, 09:55:24 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
T'is the thing about the Gaming Industry; it all boils down to personal preferences when it comes to Consoles/Games.

I suppose I'm the 'Neutral' person in class who 'keeps the balance' since all the guys are hardcore fanboys of something, be it a console or a game, the most talked about subject recently being Call of Duty. I learned early to keep quiet and not butt in when people start claiming one thing to be better than another. It just gets messy jkzsbduiw D:
we all have a inner fanboy *cough*bioshock*cough*
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on April 25, 2009, 03:29:31 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
we all have a inner fanboy *cough*bioshock*cough*
FF7, here. Total fanboy.  :blush:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Kodanshi on April 26, 2009, 04:11:31 AM
Quote from: "VanReal"
Quote from: "Hitsumei"
before Bart caught the "Shinnin'" hehe.

Don’t you mean The Shining?

Shh, boy! Do you wanna get sued?!

:D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on April 27, 2009, 10:38:31 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Quote from: "Hat"
T'is the thing about the Gaming Industry; it all boils down to personal preferences when it comes to Consoles/Games.

I suppose I'm the 'Neutral' person in class who 'keeps the balance' since all the guys are hardcore fanboys of something, be it a console or a game, the most talked about subject recently being Call of Duty. I learned early to keep quiet and not butt in when people start claiming one thing to be better than another. It just gets messy jkzsbduiw D:
we all have a inner fanboy *cough*bioshock*cough*
Ahaha, this is true. I fangirl over most RPGs, mainly FF6 since it was my first ever RPG. It was the old PS version, but I got it for the GBA when it came out and aeryabgd cue the massive Wave of Nostolgia.

I needs to find me FF7, 8 and 9 some day. They're the only ones I haven't played apart from 11.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on April 27, 2009, 05:32:41 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
I needs to find me FF7, 8 and 9 some day. They're the only ones I haven't played apart from 11.

 :(
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on April 29, 2009, 05:37:01 PM
I didn't know if I should start a new thread for this or put it here, so here goes...

So I've said I'm addicted to WoW.  It's pretty bad, quite honestly.  EVERY DAY I want to play all day.  So far, my studies aren't suffering... much.

I'm a lvl 44 Paladin and lvl 42 Hunter... and a few others that I tried different classes but didn't take to them... and this is within about a month and a half, so I have played a bit.   :raised:   Unfortunately, I've not done any raids or instances, mostly just questing on my own with a guide.  

Here's my dilemma:
I joined a guild over the weekend and it was so fun to be a part of the group, I dumped 100 gold in the guild bank along with a TON of other stuff (glyphs, rare cloths, etc.).  Last night, some of the guildies were on and wow, they were being so gross and immature... not roleplaying but the macho "F-U if you can't take a joke" kinda thing, being very disrespectful, and yelling at the rest of us if we asked them to tone it down.  3 other high-level players that we NEED in the guild (adults) immediately left the guild right then.  And the guild leader, who I know is an adult and asked that we invite no one under 18, was just laughing along with them and saying we have to be tolerant of others.

I've put so much stuff into the guild in such a short time (newbie, I know), but I don't want to participate with these children just to be in a guild.  Is there some type of guild etiquette I'm not aware of?

I feel like such a green doofus.  They start all jabbering on about raids and awards and such, and I have no idea what they're talking about.

What would you other WoW folks do?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ACSlater on April 29, 2009, 09:01:33 PM
I've never gotten into PC gaming since I utilize my laptop's power for recording, but I've revived some old consoles (NES, SNES, and Dreamcast) and couldn't be happier. :banna: So, I feel pretty awesome. I haven't stepped into the recent consoles yet, but my PS2 keeps me happy since it's still supported by Sony and all other occasional gamers out there.

PS - I'm a bit timid to the MMORPG world, so are there any suggestions for getting into World of Warcraft?

Happy Gaming everybody.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 29, 2009, 09:24:07 PM
Quote from: "rlrose328"
I didn't know if I should start a new thread for this or put it here, so here goes...

So I've said I'm addicted to WoW.  It's pretty bad, quite honestly.  EVERY DAY I want to play all day.  So far, my studies aren't suffering... much.

I'm a lvl 44 Paladin and lvl 42 Hunter... and a few others that I tried different classes but didn't take to them... and this is within about a month and a half, so I have played a bit.   :) Unfortunately it is full of kids comparing their shiny helmets. A lot of people in that game have helmet envy. it is difficult to find a guild comprised of adults, but they are out there.. First of all, what server do you play on? If, by massive luck, you play on Runetotem, then you are in luck. My best mate runs the largest guild on that server and i'll get you in his guild no probs. If you don't then my advice is to advertise on the forums for an adult guild. Otherwise, you'll have to compete with kids whose only vocabulary, it seems, is STFU NOOB!

You won't need to worry about raiding until you are lvl 70 at least. You won't need to worry about awards until you are lvl 80.

There are a couple of lower level instances (raid dungeons) but you will be very hard pressed to find anyone to join you seeing as the majority of the population is at lvl 80 already.

If you have further questions, i'll be happy to answer. IMO, if you wanted to create a character on runetotem anyway, then you'd have a good time amongst adults in my friends guild.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on April 29, 2009, 10:25:55 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
Welcome to World of warcraft :beer:

I just played for my lunch  hour (from studying) and one of the kids who was so obnoxious was on, and we chatted while we played.  He was respectful, kind, considerate, funny... everything he WASN'T last night while he and his 2 friends were on.  SOOOO guy-like... gotta be a turd with his buddies but might actually be a good kid.

I'll probably stick it out for the time being.... can you be on different guilds on different servers?  Or just one guild period?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on April 29, 2009, 11:33:07 PM
Ugh.

I play solo campaigns. Can't stand online multiplayer (especially MMOs). I like to compete against myself, not with others. Though, I'm super, extra, duper, mega excited for The Secret World (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_World), the new MMO by Ragnar Tornquist which is coming out... soonish. I write for a gaming website and hope to interview Ragnar about it before it opens.

 :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 30, 2009, 12:16:59 AM
Quote from: "rlrose328"

I'll probably stick it out for the time being.... can you be on different guilds on different servers?  Or just one guild period?

Yes. You can be in other guilds on other servers but you'd have to create a new character from scratch to play on another server.

The odd thing about WoW is that it seems so huge when you first play it (it really is very huge) but as you play through, many facets of the game quickly become redundant and you realise most of it is just for show. The content soon becomes very repetitive. I doubt there is anyone out there who has done everything the game has to offer because that would be an exercise in futility (and repetitive stress syndrome). It is very linear as well. I simply got bored once i capped at lvl 70 (this was before you could get to 80) and the economy just wasn't very good. That is why i now play Eve. everything in the game is player created. Real world economy and stuff. It did take me two years to get to that point though. On the most part, i had lots of fun.

I'm very bitter though :) I had some unfortunate 'incidents' which left me feeling rather disenfranchised about the whole affair. I quickly killed my subscription once i realised i was paying to play a game i hated.

You have some fun times ahead of you though. Stranglethorn Vale was a great looking zone. The Un Goro crater was also muchos fun.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 30, 2009, 12:22:12 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Ugh.

I play solo campaigns. Can't stand online multiplayer (especially MMOs). I like to compete against myself, not with others. Though, I'm super, extra, duper, mega excited for The Secret World (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_World), the new MMO by Ragnar Tornquist which is coming out... soonish. I write for a gaming website and hope to interview Ragnar about it before it opens.

 :)

Huxley looks like it could be quite good as does Jumpgate Evolution. You should check those out Curio. :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on April 30, 2009, 12:28:23 AM
Quote from: "karadan"
Yes. You can be in other guilds on other servers but you'd have to create a new character from scratch to play on another server.

I think you can pay to move a character to another server... though if you have a name that someone else on that server already has, I don't know how they handle it.  My main character, the lvl 44 Dwarf Paladin, is named Gilvaethwy (from Celtic mythology).  As far as I can see from the WoW site, I'm the only one using that name.  But ya know, I like starting new characters.  I don't have a Gnome yet... Hmmm...

Quote from: "karadan"
The odd thing about WoW is that it seems so huge when you first play it (it really is very huge) but as you play through, many facets of the game quickly become redundant and you realise most of it is just for show. The content soon becomes very repetitive. I doubt there is anyone out there who has done everything the game has to offer because that would be an exercise in futility (and repetitive stress syndrome). It is very linear as well. I simply got bored once i capped at lvl 70 (this was before you could get to 80) and the economy just wasn't very good. That is why i now play Eve. everything in the game is player created. Real world economy and stuff. It did take me two years to get to that point though. On the most part, i had lots of fun.

I like the linear aspect... it's comforting to know each area has basically a triad of tasks.  I sometimes have trouble killing the felines.   :) I had some unfortunate 'incidents' which left me feeling rather disenfranchised about the whole affair. I quickly killed my subscription once i realised i was paying to play a game i hated.[/quote]

So I take it that means you're NOT on WoW anymore?  Bummer!

Quote from: "karadan"
You have some fun times ahead of you though. Stranglethorn Vale was a great looking zone. The Un Goro crater was also muchos fun.

I LOVED Stranglethorn Vale (killing tigers notwithstanding).  It was so beautiful!  I like the starting area for the Draenei as well... very ethereal.  And it's cool to see myself running, from behind, with the hooves and tail.  LOL!  The graphics are very cool.  The further I get, though, the more dark and dreary the environments become.

I'll see about creating a character on that other server and let you know if I want to be in your friend's guild.  I'm still such a newbie, though... I had to find and print a WoW-speak list so I can figure out what people are talking about on chat!   ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on April 30, 2009, 01:52:03 AM
Quote from: "karadan"
Hmm, made by Funcom... AOC Hyborian adventures was deeply flawed. I hope they can learn from their mistakes this time round.
The quote "there are no aliens or sci-fi elements" didn't instill much confidence in me, but then, i am an avid sci-fi fan. This is why i now fly space ships in an online universe :D
I know, I know... the Funcom and AOC thing has people hesitant. But Ragnar Tornquist can turn shit into gold. He was responsible for The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, two mindbendingly good games with enough plot levels to cover the entire Nintendo catalog. Really amazing narratives, even better voice acting. Check 'em out if you get a chance. :eek:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 30, 2009, 10:08:55 AM
Quote from: "rlrose328"


I like the linear aspect... it's comforting to know each area has basically a triad of tasks.  I sometimes have trouble killing the felines.   :)

Quote from: "rlrose328"
So I take it that means you're NOT on WoW anymore?  Bummer!  

Nope. I quit WoW over a year ago and started an Eve account. I've always preferred the sci-fi element in games. Too many wizards and magic makes me go a little weird.  :idea:    :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 30, 2009, 10:22:55 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "karadan"
Hmm, made by Funcom... AOC Hyborian adventures was deeply flawed. I hope they can learn from their mistakes this time round.
The quote "there are no aliens or sci-fi elements" didn't instill much confidence in me, but then, i am an avid sci-fi fan. This is why i now fly space ships in an online universe :D
I know, I know... the Funcom and AOC thing has people hesitant. But Ragnar Tornquist can turn shit into gold. He was responsible for The Longest Journey and Dreamfall, two mindbendingly good games with enough plot levels to cover the entire Nintendo catalog. Really amazing narratives, even better voice acting. Check 'em out if you get a chance. :eek:

But you can't polish a turd :)

I'll check it out though. I'm always up for new adventures. If the format works for me, i'll play it.

When do you finish your degree?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on April 30, 2009, 03:24:32 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
But you can't polish a turd :|
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on April 30, 2009, 04:11:16 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
I finish my degree whenever I quit being lazy and write these damn papers. Anybody wanna write my rhetorical analysis of Darrow's "Speech in Defense of Religious Liberty" from the Scopes Monkey Trial?  :confused:

I know what rhetorical means and I know what analysis means... but together... nada.  ;-)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on April 30, 2009, 09:23:46 PM
Quote from: "rlrose328"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
I finish my degree whenever I quit being lazy and write these damn papers. Anybody wanna write my rhetorical analysis of Darrow's "Speech in Defense of Religious Liberty" from the Scopes Monkey Trial?  :confused:

I know what rhetorical means and I know what analysis means... but together... nada.  ;-)
Nevermind. I finished it this morning. Means I can write that review of Killzone 2 this weekend. :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on April 30, 2009, 10:58:39 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "rlrose328"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
I finish my degree whenever I quit being lazy and write these damn papers. Anybody wanna write my rhetorical analysis of Darrow's "Speech in Defense of Religious Liberty" from the Scopes Monkey Trial?  :confused:

I know what rhetorical means and I know what analysis means... but together... nada.  ;-)
Nevermind. I finished it this morning. Means I can write that review of Killzone 2 this weekend. :)
hmm, killzone 2? have heard this game feels "floaty" if you've played a floaty game, you'll know what i'm talking about.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 01, 2009, 12:13:27 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
hmm, killzone 2? have heard this game feels "floaty" if you've played a floaty game, you'll know what i'm talking about.
It very much does. It's also a visual borefest. There's grey, and then a slightly lighter color grey, and then there's a darker bit of grey, and then some metal, painted grey. Red eyes, occasionally. Aside from that, zzzzzzz.

I mean, Fallout 3 was postapocalyptic grey, but at least it had a sense of humor.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on May 01, 2009, 09:07:30 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
hmm, killzone 2? have heard this game feels "floaty" if you've played a floaty game, you'll know what i'm talking about.
It very much does. It's also a visual borefest. There's grey, and then a slightly lighter color grey, and then there's a darker bit of grey, and then some metal, painted grey. Red eyes, occasionally. Aside from that, zzzzzzz.

I mean, Fallout 3 was postapocalyptic grey, but at least it had a sense of humor.

And giblets. Don't forget the giblets.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on May 01, 2009, 04:26:32 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
If you do make a character on Runetotem, let me know your characters name and i'll get you an invite. :)

I forgot to ask... is he horde or alliance?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on May 01, 2009, 04:34:25 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
hmm, killzone 2? have heard this game feels "floaty" if you've played a floaty game, you'll know what i'm talking about.
It very much does. It's also a visual borefest. There's grey, and then a slightly lighter color grey, and then there's a darker bit of grey, and then some metal, painted grey. Red eyes, occasionally. Aside from that, zzzzzzz.

I mean, Fallout 3 was postapocalyptic grey, but at least it had a sense of humor.
I remember some girl I know telling me that she didn't like Fallout 3 and Shin Megami Tensei; IMAGINE because they "wasn't colorful enough" for her liking. I mean, dude, they're both set after a huge apocalypse. Things are naturally going to be dark and depressing, not all Sunshine and Rainbows. I have occasional binges of Fallout 3 because I tend to die a lot or get lost and stop playing, but I really love how totally wrecked everything looks. I'm also going to work harder so I can eventually try out The Pitt. Industrial town gone downhill via infections and mutations? Yes please.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 01, 2009, 04:49:40 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
Things are naturally going to be dark and depressing, not all Sunshine and Rainbows.
Exactly why I switch between Fallout 3 and Oblivion on a regular basis. :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on May 02, 2009, 01:05:43 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
hmm, killzone 2? have heard this game feels "floaty" if you've played a floaty game, you'll know what i'm talking about.
It very much does. It's also a visual borefest. There's grey, and then a slightly lighter color grey, and then there's a darker bit of grey, and then some metal, painted grey. Red eyes, occasionally. Aside from that, zzzzzzz.

I mean, Fallout 3 was postapocalyptic grey, but at least it had a sense of humor.

One word: Crysis

Once you see the game on a high-end gaming PC on its highest settings your eyes will orgasm.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 02, 2009, 01:41:56 AM
Quote from: "Godless"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
hmm, killzone 2? have heard this game feels "floaty" if you've played a floaty game, you'll know what i'm talking about.
It very much does. It's also a visual borefest. There's grey, and then a slightly lighter color grey, and then there's a darker bit of grey, and then some metal, painted grey. Red eyes, occasionally. Aside from that, zzzzzzz.

I mean, Fallout 3 was postapocalyptic grey, but at least it had a sense of humor.

One word: Crysis

Once you see the game on a high-end gaming PC on its highest settings your eyes will orgasm.
the graphics are amazing, yes, but how is the game itself? What good is being able to see every individual blade of grass if the game is no good?
Otherwise, this is just a pretty physics simulation.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on May 02, 2009, 03:25:29 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
the graphics are amazing, yes, but how is the game itself? What good is being able to see every individual blade of grass if the game is no good?
Otherwise, this is just a pretty physics simulation.

I love the gameplay since I find it pretty fun. You get to choose how to approach different situations, either run and gun, blow the shit out of everything, or go in stealthily. Crysis also has a pretty engaging story with top notch voice acting. Crysis Wars, the multiplayer for Crysis Warhead is also a blast to play.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 02, 2009, 05:03:01 PM
Dusted off Shadow of the Colossus last night. Had been listening to the soundtrack at work and forgot how amazing the game is. Also forgot how damn hard it can be to control Agro.  :rant:

[youtube:3gjtsba2]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXVYBJZWRZM[/youtube:3gjtsba2]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 03, 2009, 06:04:50 PM
good news, i finished round 2 of dead space last night, if you thought round one was enough, i would suggest you crack it open again. and also. . . . BIOSHOCK!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on May 03, 2009, 07:09:15 PM
OH BIOSHOCK. I keep forgetting I have that. My friend lent it to me all 'this is awesome, you will play this or I will put spiders in your bed, ok? ok' so that's how I got Bioshock. But I keep forgetting to play it ajdgbeyabs I'm only at the part where I take pictures for that paranoid door guy.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 03, 2009, 10:47:44 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
OH BIOSHOCK. I keep forgetting I have that. My friend lent it to me all 'this is awesome, you will play this or I will put spiders in your bed, ok? ok' so that's how I got Bioshock. But I keep forgetting to play it ajdgbeyabs I'm only at the part where I take pictures for that paranoid door guy.
bioshock really is an amazing game.  i am very excited for the sequel.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on May 04, 2009, 12:18:30 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Quote from: "Hat"
OH BIOSHOCK. I keep forgetting I have that. My friend lent it to me all 'this is awesome, you will play this or I will put spiders in your bed, ok? ok' so that's how I got Bioshock. But I keep forgetting to play it ajdgbeyabs I'm only at the part where I take pictures for that paranoid door guy.
bioshock really is an amazing game.  i am very excited for the sequel.

Here's some Bioshock 2 gameplay that was released about a month ago:

[youtube:23ozazp5]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VeKJ3F4TB4[/youtube:23ozazp5]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 04, 2009, 01:57:38 AM
I know! Whoever does their marketing must be a gamer. How else would they know to release a teaser, then a couple minutes of gameplay, just enough to get every bioshock fanboy (me) all worked up MONTHS in advance so that second that it is available for pre-order, they will have sold millions of copies!  :hail:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on May 05, 2009, 10:50:23 AM
Quote from: "rlrose328"
Quote from: "karadan"
If you do make a character on Runetotem, let me know your characters name and i'll get you an invite. :)

I forgot to ask... is he horde or alliance?

He is alliance.
I spoke to him this weekend. A few things have gone pear-shaped in his guild and he has taken his raiding character (the guild leader) to another server to join the worlds best (most g33k) guild. He still has 4 other characters on runetotem but he isn't sure if his guild will last much longer (a lot of people were pretty pissed off he left) but he certainly no longer has any power within the ranks.

It is worth creating a character on runetotem because i'm sure he'd still be able to get you into a good guild with all the people i used to play with. You might not see my mate much as he'll be raiding with his uber guild on another server a lot of the time now.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on May 05, 2009, 03:01:24 PM
News on all the guild stuff... the guy in charge came on last night and said he's pretty sure the guild will be breaking up.  His 2IC and 3IC did nothing while he was offline for a few days AND 5 or 6 people left the guild AND no one wants to step up and organize raids, etc.  He doesn't have time to do it all.  So I guess I'll be getting back all the gold and stuff I put into the guild bank and I'll be more discriminating in joining a new guild.

Karadan... the only thing that keeps me from going to a new server is that the hubby is making gold hand over fist (selling leather and ore in the auction house) and I'd be cut off from my sugar daddy.  LOL!  I'd actually have to WORK to get gold!  Quel horror!   :D

We'll see what happens.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on May 05, 2009, 03:31:06 PM
Quote from: "rlrose328"
News on all the guild stuff... the guy in charge came on last night and said he's pretty sure the guild will be breaking up.  His 2IC and 3IC did nothing while he was offline for a few days AND 5 or 6 people left the guild AND no one wants to step up and organize raids, etc.  He doesn't have time to do it all.  So I guess I'll be getting back all the gold and stuff I put into the guild bank and I'll be more discriminating in joining a new guild.

Karadan... the only thing that keeps me from going to a new server is that the hubby is making gold hand over fist (selling leather and ore in the auction house) and I'd be cut off from my sugar daddy.  LOL!  I'd actually have to WORK to get gold!  Quel horror!   :D

We'll see what happens.

That's the problem with WoW. Raid organisation is such a chore.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 06, 2009, 12:20:33 AM
Quote from: "rlrose328"
News on all the guild stuff... the guy in charge came on last night and said he's pretty sure the guild will be breaking up.  His 2IC and 3IC did nothing while he was offline for a few days AND 5 or 6 people left the guild AND no one wants to step up and organize raids, etc.  He doesn't have time to do it all.  So I guess I'll be getting back all the gold and stuff I put into the guild bank and I'll be more discriminating in joining a new guild.

Karadan... the only thing that keeps me from going to a new server is that the hubby is making gold hand over fist (selling leather and ore in the auction house) and I'd be cut off from my sugar daddy.  LOL!  I'd actually have to WORK to get gold!  Quel horror!   :D

We'll see what happens.
(cough)wyrmrest accord server(cough)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on May 06, 2009, 04:15:50 AM
I currently own a PS3.

List of games:

-NHL 09
-MLB 09 The Show
-Bioshock
-LittleBigPlanet
-Uncharted
-Resistance 2


~I just bought Bioshock and I have to say it's a tremendous game. I was a little skeptical of it before I rented it, but I was pleasantly surprised.

~Has anyone ever played "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" for the original Xbox? I still play it years later. I've played it too many times to count. The game is different every time you play it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on May 06, 2009, 04:27:13 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
(cough)wyrmrest accord server(cough)

I'm listening...  :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 06, 2009, 05:17:24 AM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
I currently own a PS3.

List of games:

-NHL 09
-MLB 09 The Show
-Bioshock
-LittleBigPlanet
-Uncharted
-Resistance 2


~I just bought Bioshock and I have to say it's a tremendous game. I was a little skeptical of it before I rented it, but I was pleasantly surprised.

~Has anyone ever played "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" for the original Xbox? I still play it years later. I've played it too many times to count. The game is different every time you play it.
I also own a PS3, but I use it mostly for playing old PS and PS2 games, as well as being my go-to media player (I stream via TVersity--on the fly encoding, couldn't be nicer).

KotOR is one of my favorite games of all time, but I only think of it as such when someone mentions it. It's so damn good. Too easy to cheat, though. Too temping to cheat because it's so easy. Fantastic game. I have a hard time saying which I enjoy more: a solo bout of KotOR or a nice game of multiplayer Capture the Skull on original Halo using nothing but rocket launchers.

Good times. Good times.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on May 06, 2009, 08:25:42 AM
Wow. Original Halo was ace. I used to play that all the time.

Strangely enough, i never got into 2 and i doubt i'll ever play 3.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on May 06, 2009, 08:36:39 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
KotOR is one of my favorite games of all time, but I only think of it as such when someone mentions it. It's so damn good. Too easy to cheat, though. Too temping to cheat because it's so easy. Fantastic game. I have a hard time saying which I enjoy more: a solo bout of KotOR or a nice game of multiplayer Capture the Skull on original Halo using nothing but rocket launchers.

Good times. Good times.

I assume you own Kotor for the PC? I have Kotor II for the PC just so I could cheat. It's always fun to have a lightsaber in the first level, or have maxed out force powers right in the beginning to absolutely devastate enemies. I own both games for the Xbox so I can play fair when I please. Too much cheating ruins the game.

As far as the rest of the game, I couldn't agree more. Who could forget the amazing twist that left our jaws hanging? Who could forget the EPIC battle with Malak? So much fun... :cool:

As for Halo, I liked the first and the second one. The third one was just lame in my honest opinion. I thought the story was just weak and a replica of the previous games. The first one is where it's at.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 06, 2009, 10:37:15 PM
but really, does anyone play halo for the story? multiplayer is where all the fun is. An enormous gathering of 12 year old, racist, gangster, homophobic, pro gamers. :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on May 06, 2009, 11:13:06 PM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
but really, does anyone play halo for the story? multiplayer is where all the fun is. An enormous gathering of 12 year old, racist, gangster, homophobic, pro gamers. :D

I suppose you are right. Most people that play FPS are not looking for a story, but cool ways to kill things. I guess if I want a good story I should stick to RPGs. Still, I don't think it would kill a game developer to develop a FPS with a good story.

The online part of Halo is cool, but gets old after time. The kids as you said are annoying as hell. It kind of ruins the entire online experience. Sometimes its fun to annoy others. One time I pretended I was Spanish and kept repeating certain phrases over and over. It was fun to listen to their responses over the mic. Needless to say I was eventually booted from the game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 06, 2009, 11:29:19 PM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
I suppose you are right. Most people that play FPS are not looking for a story, but cool ways to kill things. I guess if I want a good story I should stick to RPGs. Still, I don't think it would kill a game developer to develop a FPS with a good story.

The online part of Halo is cool, but gets old after time. The kids as you said are annoying as hell. It kind of ruins the entire online experience. Sometimes its fun to annoy others. One time I pretended I was Spanish and kept repeating certain phrases over and over. It was fun to listen to their responses over the mic. Needless to say I was eventually booted from the game.
If you want a FPS with a great story, check out Clive Barker's Undying (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Barker%27s_Undying). Great game.  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 07, 2009, 02:16:44 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
I suppose you are right. Most people that play FPS are not looking for a story, but cool ways to kill things. I guess if I want a good story I should stick to RPGs. Still, I don't think it would kill a game developer to develop a FPS with a good story.

The online part of Halo is cool, but gets old after time. The kids as you said are annoying as hell. It kind of ruins the entire online experience. Sometimes its fun to annoy others. One time I pretended I was Spanish and kept repeating certain phrases over and over. It was fun to listen to their responses over the mic. Needless to say I was eventually booted from the game.
If you want a FPS with a great story, check out Clive Barker's Undying (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Barker%27s_Undying). Great game.  :D
bioshock, halflife, fallout 3 all fantastic fps's with great stories
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on May 07, 2009, 02:49:21 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
I suppose you are right. Most people that play FPS are not looking for a story, but cool ways to kill things. I guess if I want a good story I should stick to RPGs. Still, I don't think it would kill a game developer to develop a FPS with a good story.

The online part of Halo is cool, but gets old after time. The kids as you said are annoying as hell. It kind of ruins the entire online experience. Sometimes its fun to annoy others. One time I pretended I was Spanish and kept repeating certain phrases over and over. It was fun to listen to their responses over the mic. Needless to say I was eventually booted from the game.
If you want a FPS with a great story, check out Clive Barker's Undying (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Barker%27s_Undying). Great game.  :D
bioshock, halflife, fallout 3 all fantastic fps's with great stories

Fallout 3 is considered an RPG just so you know.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 07, 2009, 03:00:08 AM
Quote from: "Godless"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
bioshock, halflife, fallout 3 all fantastic fps's with great stories

Fallout 3 is considered an RPG just so you know.
True. Otherwise Oblivion would be considered an FPS. The FEAR games would have amazing storylines if you didn't have to get the entire plot from emails, voicemails and whatnot. It's such an interesting story. I hated having to search and track all that shit down. COD4 had a great storyline, even if it did get a bit tiresome by the end. Can't wait for Modern Warfare 2, though.  :eek:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on May 07, 2009, 03:34:34 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
bioshock, halflife, fallout 3 all fantastic fps's with great stories

Yeah I rented Bioshock a few nights ago. I absolutely love the game. I think it's considered a RPG as well as a FPS.

Response to the post above me: COD4 had a good story too. The sniper levels were tremendous and the ending was extremely satisfying. I love how it captures the chaos of war. It's one of the best FPS experiences out there. I used to have it for the 360, but then my 360 broke and I bought a PS3. Maybe I'll re-purchase it for PS3 and play online now that I can play online for free.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 07, 2009, 03:41:04 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "Godless"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
bioshock, halflife, fallout 3 all fantastic fps's with great stories

Fallout 3 is considered an RPG just so you know.
True. Otherwise Oblivion would be considered an FPS. The FEAR games would have amazing storylines if you didn't have to get the entire plot from emails, voicemails and whatnot. It's such an interesting story. I hated having to search and track all that shit down. COD4 had a great storyline, even if it did get a bit tiresome by the end. Can't wait for Modern Warfare 2, though.  :eek:
oblivion and fallout 3 are basically the same game, given a few differences in story. But i still HATED the third person in FO3 much less than i hated the 3rd person in oblivion. they should keep downloadable content coming for oblivion. also one of my favorite games with one of the most epic endings ever.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on May 07, 2009, 03:44:19 AM
I should probably get back to playing Oblivion again. When I had it for Xbox I enjoyed it a lot, but as I said earlier my Xbox broke. So I'll buy it again and finally finish the game when at all possible.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 07, 2009, 03:56:44 AM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
I should probably get back to playing Oblivion again. When I had it for Xbox I enjoyed it a lot, but as I said earlier my Xbox broke. So I'll buy it again and finally finish the game when at all possible.
yes, do that.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 07, 2009, 06:44:50 PM
Thought you'd all like these recent ratings:

Quote
True to its parent company's renewed focus on engagement metrics, Nielsen Games ranks its top PC and console games in terms of minutes played. Blizzard's cult Massively Multiplayer Online Game World Of Warcraft was rightly placed at the top of the PC game title list for March when compared against the top 100 pre-installed games measured. Interestingly visitors to the virtual world Second Life actually logged in more minutes per week, but from a much smaller base of users. The console rankings remind us how powerful the PS2 platform remains, due to its huge installed base of users. Microsoft's Xbox 360 actually ranks above the Nintendo Wii despite its smaller audience.
 
Top 10 PC Game Titles: March 2009
     Game                                    Publisher Avg. Min/Wk  TMP%
1  World of Warcraft                    Blizzard Ent.   653         46.710
2  Second Life                            Linden Lab      760        3.206
3  Dark Messiah of Might & Magic   Ubisoft          582        3.049
4  Civilization IV: Beyond Sword     2K Games      668        2.690
5  Bookworm                              PopCap Games 169        2.263
6  Half-Life 2                              Vivendi Games  313        2.195
7  Civilization IV                          2K Games         332       2.053
8  Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos      Blizzard Ent.      213      1.739
9  Chessmaster Challenge             PlayFirst            54       1.714
10 StarCraft                               Blizzard Ent.     334       1.676
Source: Nielsen Games - GamePlay Metrics
Share is the percentage of the gaming audience measured that played the title
TMP% represents the percent of total minutes played from the Top 100 non-casual/pre-installed PC games measured
 
Topline Console Usage - March 2009
         Console         Usage Minutes %
1        PlayStation 2         22.0
2        Xbox 360              21.2
3        Wii                       17.9
4        PlayStation 3         10.3
5        Xbox                      6.6
6        GameCube              2.6
7        Other                    19.3
Source: Nielsen Games - GamePlay Metrics
Usage Minutes % is the percent of all measured console minutes. "Other" consists of any other console systems found in the home

Interesting how the console usage is the reverse of the console sales!

The more you know,
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 08, 2009, 03:39:37 AM
I just thought of something. I have never played halo 3 other than for about 7 or 8 minutes, hmm.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ayreon on May 10, 2009, 04:54:18 AM
[youtube:2kbthjcf]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnpwznivhEI[/youtube:2kbthjcf]

That was my favorite gameboy game ( it's for the first one, that was the size of a book)


So much fun memorizing level codes, and getting upgrades :'3
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 10, 2009, 05:59:37 AM
Quote from: "Ayreon"
[youtube:sh9cqo1r]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnpwznivhEI[/youtube:sh9cqo1r]

That was my favorite gameboy game ( it's for the first one, that was the size of a book)


So much fun memorizing level codes, and getting upgrades :'3
you have gotten me addicted to this guys videos, i am now subscribed   :|
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 11, 2009, 10:42:33 PM
[youtube:awjofiq3]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvsUkUaJjYs[/youtube:awjofiq3]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: carlaxx on May 13, 2009, 11:52:25 AM
How do I become a video game developer? I'd really like to become a video game developer, but I'm not sure what type of degree I should get and where I should start working. I'm deciding between tech school (like ITT Tech) or actual college, or most likely even both since that would seem like the smarter choice. Is tech school even worth it?
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Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on May 13, 2009, 12:14:18 PM
Now things may sound a bit weird here because I'm in Northern Ireland in the UK, so if you're in America words will have different meanings.

Aaaaanyway, I'm in a Technical College over here doing the first year of my 2 year long Games Development course and I think it's pretty good. I'm going to have to go to University after I leave here though, 'cause I'm not taking any chances. One thing I do know is that I won't become a Developer of any sort right off the bat 'cause that shit takes experience from what the teachers have told me, unless they's telling me lies. I've also been warned to take care when looking for a Games course in any University, since a lot of them like to Mask general computing courses with a lot of maths ones as Games courses by putting one or two game related units in there ad calling it a games course.

As for jobs hahaha I haven't a baldies.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 13, 2009, 03:19:34 PM
Quote from: "carlaxx"
How do I become a video game developer? I'd really like to become a video game developer, but I'm not sure what type of degree I should get and where I should start working. I'm deciding between tech school (like ITT Tech) or actual college, or most likely even both since that would seem like the smarter choice. Is tech school even worth it?

You might check out the jobs at:
http://www.gamasutra.com/ (http://www.gamasutra.com/)

See what they're looking for (languages, degrees, skillsets, tools, etc).
C++ seems to be big on the game development side now.
C# is in there too.

I'm currently writing one using Microsoft's XNA toolkit (C# - free...)

Hey - if you make it and need a Voice Over guy, look me up ;-)
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on May 13, 2009, 08:01:53 PM
My step brother is in game design and graduated from the University of Oklahoma.  Apparently he is getting paid pretty well and is in high demand and I'm thinking it is because he got his piece of expensive paper from a university instead of tech school.  If you are in a field that requires education in order to get a job, most likely you'll always be able to find a better job if you got your degree from a university.  University simply looks better even if the quality of education isn't necessarily any better than what you could have learned on your own or at tech school.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on May 13, 2009, 09:19:03 PM
I beat Bioshock on Sunday. I was the "good guy" that time so I got the "good guy" ending. I'm going to be evil this time to experience the "bad guy" ending.

The game is a true masterpiece. Great voice acting, deep characters, and a great story. It really kept me on the edge of my seat. I was constantly paranoid when roaming the halls of Rapture. I felt like at any second a splicer was going to jump out and eat my brain! I guess that's when you know you have a great game. An immersive experience to say the least.

I can't wait for the sequel coming out in September.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 13, 2009, 09:23:18 PM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
I beat Bioshock on Sunday. I was the "good guy" that time so I got the "good guy" ending. I'm going to be evil this time to experience the "bad guy" ending.

The game is a true masterpiece. Great voice acting, deep characters, and a great story. It really kept me on the edge of my seat. I was constantly paranoid when roaming the halls of Rapture. I felt like at any second a splicer was going to jump out and eat my brain! I guess that's when you know you have a great game. An immersive experience to say the least.

I can't wait for the sequel coming out in September.
Eh. I wasn't that impressed. If you want really, really good voice acting, check out Drakengard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drakengard). It's truly, truly disturbing. And good. Disturbingly good. It's Square Enix, oddly. It's the video game equivalent of a "Disney Nasty".  :D Oh, and, uh, spoilers on the Wiki page. Read with extreme caution. It's not a story that should be spoiled by any means.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 14, 2009, 12:47:31 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
I beat Bioshock on Sunday. I was the "good guy" that time so I got the "good guy" ending. I'm going to be evil this time to experience the "bad guy" ending.

The game is a true masterpiece. Great voice acting, deep characters, and a great story. It really kept me on the edge of my seat. I was constantly paranoid when roaming the halls of Rapture. I felt like at any second a splicer was going to jump out and eat my brain! I guess that's when you know you have a great game. An immersive experience to say the least.

I can't wait for the sequel coming out in September.
Eh. I wasn't that impressed. If you want really, really good voice acting, check out Drakengard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drakengard). It's truly, truly disturbing. And good. Disturbingly good. It's Square Enix, oddly. It's the video game equivalent of a "Disney Nasty".  :D Oh, and, uh, spoilers on the Wiki page. Read with extreme caution. It's not a story that should be spoiled by any means.
now curio, one should tread lightly when among the midst fanboys.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 14, 2009, 01:59:31 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
now curio, one should tread lightly when among the midst fanboys.
Didn't knock it, just said I wasn't impressed. :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 14, 2009, 05:16:04 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
now curio, one should tread lightly when among the midst fanboys.
Didn't knock it, just said I wasn't impressed. :D
wonderful game FF7 is, yep, sure is
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on May 14, 2009, 05:59:23 AM
I've noticed that people either really love Bioshock or are just "eh" about it.  I liked the graphics but never played.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 14, 2009, 09:37:06 PM
Quote from: "Whitney"
I've noticed that people either really love Bioshock or are just "eh" about it.  I liked the graphics but never played.
it might just be me.  ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on May 15, 2009, 12:15:06 PM
VIDYA GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAMS

Oh man oh man you guys I can't stop playing Fallout 3. Anyone who's anyone who knows me IRL or on Twitter knows that I've been obsessing over it like a twelve year old prepubescent fangirl does over Edward Cullen. I can’t pinpoint why exactly I like it so freakin’ much because for me, it’s pretty unusual for me to be like this over one game. I think it's the whole Post-Apocalyptic thing, since I am such a fangirl of those in general and the fact that Fallout 3 does a good job of the whole “Hey guys, the world’s banjaxed have fun trying to survive outside underground caves” thing.

Anyway, I've played Bioshock thanks to my fanboy BFF giving it to me and I can safely say that it's a good game. I didn't really care for the graphics much except when it got real dark and I loved looking at the blood and notes and stuff everywhere. Really kinda made me freak out a bit when it was all dark and you could hear a Big Daddy around the corner. Speaking of games having notes on walls, Left 4 Dead is hella amusing when you stop to read all the notes. It’s sad seeing all the spilt up families, but there are some silly ones in there too, like the “I miss the Internet” one.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 16, 2009, 02:53:28 AM
Quote from: "Hat"
VIDYA GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAMS

Oh man oh man you guys I can't stop playing Fallout 3. Anyone who's anyone who knows me IRL or on Twitter knows that I've been obsessing over it like a twelve year old prepubescent fangirl does over Edward Cullen. I can’t pinpoint why exactly I like it so freakin’ much because for me, it’s pretty unusual for me to be like this over one game. I think it's the whole Post-Apocalyptic thing, since I am such a fangirl of those in general and the fact that Fallout 3 does a good job of the whole “Hey guys, the world’s banjaxed have fun trying to survive outside underground caves” thing.

Anyway, I've played Bioshock thanks to my fanboy BFF giving it to me and I can safely say that it's a good game. I didn't really care for the graphics much except when it got real dark and I loved looking at the blood and notes and stuff everywhere. Really kinda made me freak out a bit when it was all dark and you could hear a Big Daddy around the corner. Speaking of games having notes on walls, Left 4 Dead is hella amusing when you stop to read all the notes. It’s sad seeing all the spilt up families, but there are some silly ones in there too, like the “I miss the Internet” one.
i sold my copy of fallout 3 to get dead space (limited funds). But i was considering re-buying it for the downloadable content. <<oblivion was still better>> SHIVERING ISLES WAS AMAZING
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on May 16, 2009, 05:31:08 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Quote from: "Hat"
VIDYA GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAMS

Oh man oh man you guys I can't stop playing Fallout 3. Anyone who's anyone who knows me IRL or on Twitter knows that I've been obsessing over it like a twelve year old prepubescent fangirl does over Edward Cullen. I can’t pinpoint why exactly I like it so freakin’ much because for me, it’s pretty unusual for me to be like this over one game. I think it's the whole Post-Apocalyptic thing, since I am such a fangirl of those in general and the fact that Fallout 3 does a good job of the whole “Hey guys, the world’s banjaxed have fun trying to survive outside underground caves” thing.

Anyway, I've played Bioshock thanks to my fanboy BFF giving it to me and I can safely say that it's a good game. I didn't really care for the graphics much except when it got real dark and I loved looking at the blood and notes and stuff everywhere. Really kinda made me freak out a bit when it was all dark and you could hear a Big Daddy around the corner. Speaking of games having notes on walls, Left 4 Dead is hella amusing when you stop to read all the notes. It’s sad seeing all the spilt up families, but there are some silly ones in there too, like the “I miss the Internet” one.
i sold my copy of fallout 3 to get dead space (limited funds). But i was considering re-buying it for the downloadable content. <<oblivion was still better>> SHIVERING ISLES WAS AMAZING

YOU SOLD FALLOUT 3 FOR AN INFERIOR GAME?!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?!

But seriously though, you should have just kept Fallout 3 and rented Dead Space since it's kind of short compared to the gameplay value you get out of Fallout 3.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 16, 2009, 05:43:58 AM
Quote from: "Godless"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Quote from: "Hat"
VIDYA GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAMS

Oh man oh man you guys I can't stop playing Fallout 3. Anyone who's anyone who knows me IRL or on Twitter knows that I've been obsessing over it like a twelve year old prepubescent fangirl does over Edward Cullen. I can’t pinpoint why exactly I like it so freakin’ much because for me, it’s pretty unusual for me to be like this over one game. I think it's the whole Post-Apocalyptic thing, since I am such a fangirl of those in general and the fact that Fallout 3 does a good job of the whole “Hey guys, the world’s banjaxed have fun trying to survive outside underground caves” thing.

Anyway, I've played Bioshock thanks to my fanboy BFF giving it to me and I can safely say that it's a good game. I didn't really care for the graphics much except when it got real dark and I loved looking at the blood and notes and stuff everywhere. Really kinda made me freak out a bit when it was all dark and you could hear a Big Daddy around the corner. Speaking of games having notes on walls, Left 4 Dead is hella amusing when you stop to read all the notes. It’s sad seeing all the spilt up families, but there are some silly ones in there too, like the “I miss the Internet” one.
i sold my copy of fallout 3 to get dead space (limited funds). But i was considering re-buying it for the downloadable content. <<oblivion was still better>> SHIVERING ISLES WAS AMAZING

YOU SOLD FALLOUT 3 FOR AN INFERIOR GAME?!!! WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?!

But seriously though, you should have just kept Fallout 3 and rented Dead Space since it's kind of short compared to the gameplay value you get out of Fallout 3.
i honestly got more enjoyment out of dead space than fallout 3. I'm a sucker for horror shooters. but this new game coming out in june "prototype" has me all anxious and whatnot. I'm very much looking forward to it
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on May 16, 2009, 12:52:11 PM
Fallout 3 seems to be getting quite a bunch of DLC lately and there's rumors of that whole Point Look thing in the future and the whole thing with Broken Steel making the level rise up to 30 means Yay Shootan Times Rawr :V

Prototype has me all excited too. A friend of mine in class is super fucking excited over it and his excitedness is rubbing off on the rest of us.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on May 16, 2009, 06:11:52 PM
So, Duke Nukem is dead.

Head over to Wired.com for the scoop:

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/05/th ... uke-nukem/ (http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/05/the-death-and-life-of-duke-nukem/)

I used to love playing the duke 3d on my dad's office LAN. Lots of good memories with that death match! Did any of you ever play Duke Nukem 3D?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 16, 2009, 06:17:04 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
So, Duke Nukem is dead.

Head over to Wired.com for the scoop:

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/05/th ... uke-nukem/ (http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/05/the-death-and-life-of-duke-nukem/)

I used to love playing the duke 3d on my dad's office LAN. Lots of good memories with that death match! Did any of you ever play Duke Nukem 3D?
RIP.

I tended to play more Doom, Doom 2, Heretic and Descent rather than Duke. Liked it, of course. What pubescent boy doesn't like scantily clad women, pixelated or not?  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 16, 2009, 06:18:46 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
So, Duke Nukem is dead.

Head over to Wired.com for the scoop:

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/05/th ... uke-nukem/ (http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/05/the-death-and-life-of-duke-nukem/)

I used to love playing the duke 3d on my dad's office LAN. Lots of good memories with that death match! Did any of you ever play Duke Nukem 3D?

Yes indeed - a classic.

Loved the Pig-things he fought, and the dark futuristic venues.

Long Live The Duke!
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on May 16, 2009, 06:20:07 PM
Oh I forgot all about Descent! That was a great game.

But I really, really enjoyed the spin-off of Descent: Freespace. Now that game was amazing! I really wish they would make an updated freespace game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 16, 2009, 09:19:49 PM
Hey Bioshock fans: check it out (http://geeksofdoom.com/2009/05/15/9-minute-bioshock-2-walkthrough-video/).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on May 16, 2009, 10:34:35 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
So, Duke Nukem is dead.

Head over to Wired.com for the scoop:

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/05/th ... uke-nukem/ (http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/05/the-death-and-life-of-duke-nukem/)

I used to love playing the duke 3d on my dad's office LAN. Lots of good memories with that death match! Did any of you ever play Duke Nukem 3D?

Duke Nukem: Forever is probably the most ironically named game ever.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ayreon on May 17, 2009, 03:13:45 AM
Quote from: "Hat"
Fallout 3 seems to be getting quite a bunch of DLC lately and there's rumors of that whole Point Look thing in the future and the whole thing with Broken Steel making the level rise up to 30 means Yay Shootan Times Rawr :V

Prototype has me all excited too. A friend of mine in class is super fucking excited over it and his excitedness is rubbing off on the rest of us.


Look up Dark Void. It looks like a cool game

http://www.geekshow.us/wp/wp-content/up ... void_2.jpg (http://www.geekshow.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/dark_void_2.jpg)

Think of Gears of War, but you have a jet pack, and the main character is not a muscle bound idiot.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 17, 2009, 05:53:09 AM
Quote from: "Ayreon"
Look up Dark Void. It looks like a cool game

http://www.geekshow.us/wp/wp-content/up ... void_2.jpg (http://www.geekshow.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/dark_void_2.jpg)

Think of Gears of War, but you have a jet pack, and the main character is not a muscle bound idiot.

How about this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS76A8QM9oY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS76A8QM9oY)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 17, 2009, 06:34:09 AM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "Ayreon"
Look up Dark Void. It looks like a cool game

http://www.geekshow.us/wp/wp-content/up ... void_2.jpg (http://www.geekshow.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/dark_void_2.jpg)

Think of Gears of War, but you have a jet pack, and the main character is not a muscle bound idiot.

How about this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS76A8QM9oY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS76A8QM9oY)
maybe, looks like it has potential. But i'm keeping my mouth shut about this one until i see some gameplay footag---HEY! wait one second,  :idea:  i bet you're in this game!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 17, 2009, 03:18:48 PM
... my lawyer has advised me that I'm not allowed to say anything ...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 17, 2009, 03:35:37 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
... my lawyer has advised me that I'm not allowed to say anything ...
No greater admittance of guilt than pleading the fifth, you know. ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ihateyoumike on May 17, 2009, 04:47:49 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "joeactor"
... my lawyer has advised me that I'm not allowed to say anything ...
No greater admittance of guilt than pleading the fifth, you know. ;)
 :hide2:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 17, 2009, 05:28:42 PM
Quote from: "Ihateyoumike"
One might argue that pleading guilty would indeed be a greater admittance of guilt than pleading the fifth. :hide2:
No way! Pleading guilty can be a plea bargain... pleading the fifth, never. ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on May 17, 2009, 10:08:13 PM
The entire internet probably knows of my fangirlish happygasms I had when I saw this was out today.
So I'm letting everyone know, including you guys :>
Meet the Spy :V

[youtube:27zxkiv5]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN4cRDEYalw[/youtube:27zxkiv5]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 17, 2009, 10:24:38 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
The entire internet probably knows of my fangirlish happygasms I had when I saw this was out today.
So I'm letting everyone know, including you guys :>
Meet the Spy :V

[youtube:1qzafsi5]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN4cRDEYalw[/youtube:1qzafsi5]

That... WAS... AWESOME!!!

(thanks)

(off to Steam),
JoeActor

p.s. Your Mother - ha!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 18, 2009, 01:14:33 AM
that's how most of my games tend to go  :|
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on May 18, 2009, 09:58:52 AM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
So, Duke Nukem is dead.

Head over to Wired.com for the scoop:

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/05/th ... uke-nukem/ (http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/05/the-death-and-life-of-duke-nukem/)

I used to love playing the duke 3d on my dad's office LAN. Lots of good memories with that death match! Did any of you ever play Duke Nukem 3D?

Yep, sad but inevitable.

You can't spend more than 10 years promising a sequel and not lose lots of money.

I don't think they would have been able to make any kind of decent DN game ever again tbh. They got left behind trying to make games with a spiced up Doom 2 engine whilst other games makers were churning out the likes of Unreal Tournament and Quake 2.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on May 18, 2009, 10:07:50 AM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "Hat"
The entire internet probably knows of my fangirlish happygasms I had when I saw this was out today.
So I'm letting everyone know, including you guys :>
Meet the Spy :V

[youtube:zich857v]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN4cRDEYalw[/youtube:zich857v]

That... WAS... AWESOME!!!

(thanks)

(off to Steam),
JoeActor

p.s. Your Mother - ha!
Lol I knowm right? : D
Totally worth the longass wait. It only gets better from here.
It kinda felt like a movie or something.
Dammit now I want a movie.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on May 18, 2009, 03:46:28 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "Hat"
The entire internet probably knows of my fangirlish happygasms I had when I saw this was out today.
So I'm letting everyone know, including you guys :>
Meet the Spy :V

[youtube:39bo68he]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN4cRDEYalw[/youtube:39bo68he]

That... WAS... AWESOME!!!

(thanks)

(off to Steam),
JoeActor

p.s. Your Mother - ha!
Lol I knowm right? : D
Totally worth the longass wait. It only gets better from here.
It kinda felt like a movie or something.
Dammit now I want a movie.

Damn. I can't see what was posted thats so amazing here at work
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 18, 2009, 03:51:35 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
Damn. I can't see what was posted thats so amazing here at work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN4cRDEYalw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN4cRDEYalw)

;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on May 18, 2009, 04:54:37 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "BadPoison"
Damn. I can't see what was posted thats so amazing here at work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN4cRDEYalw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN4cRDEYalw)

;)
Ah thanks.

Guess I'll still have to wait until I get home as youtube is blocked at work as well!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on May 19, 2009, 09:19:26 PM
has anyone heard any news on half life next episode?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on May 27, 2009, 04:28:46 PM
I haven't heard anything new about half life episode 3. =(

I've been trying to pick out an RPG to play -- but there doesn't seem to be much available on my platform of choice (Xbox360)

RPGs I've liked in order or favor:
Chrono Trigger
Dragon Warrior 3
Xenosaga
Final Fantasy VII
Never Winter Nights
Fable II
Mass Effect

Any suggestions? I value the story/characters over the actual combat system (Hence why Chrono Trigger is numero uno)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 27, 2009, 04:42:35 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
I've been trying to pick out an RPG to play -- but there doesn't seem to be much available on my platform of choice (Xbox360)
Any suggestions? I value the story/characters over the actual combat system (Hence why Chrono Trigger is numero uno)

Well, there's always "Tales of Vesperia"... ahem... not that I'm biased or anything...
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on May 28, 2009, 09:48:32 AM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "BadPoison"
I've been trying to pick out an RPG to play -- but there doesn't seem to be much available on my platform of choice (Xbox360)
Any suggestions? I value the story/characters over the actual combat system (Hence why Chrono Trigger is numero uno)

Well, there's always "Tales of Vesperia"... ahem... not that I'm biased or anything...
JoeActor

You, Biased? Nevah!

 :cool:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 28, 2009, 02:24:21 PM
I love the fact that I can play Final Fantasy VII in bed on my PSP using Remote Play, hooking up to the PS3 via the wireless network.  :yay:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on May 28, 2009, 03:08:35 PM
So, a few weeks back, my Xbox red ring of deathed, and so I sent it off to Microsoft for the free repair. To speed things up, they decided to send me a refurbished console. The refurbished system they sent me was broken right out of the box. :sadcry:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 29, 2009, 01:52:44 AM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
So, a few weeks back, my Xbox red ring of deathed, and so I sent it off to Microsoft for the free repair. To speed things up, they decided to send me a refurbished console. The refurbished system they sent me was broken right out of the box. woohoo

JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 29, 2009, 02:29:04 AM
Dude, I know, when my PS3 bricked I was soooo mad.

Oh, wait.

 :devil:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on May 29, 2009, 07:16:45 AM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
So, a few weeks back, my Xbox red ring of deathed, and so I sent it off to Microsoft for the free repair. To speed things up, they decided to send me a refurbished console. The refurbished system they sent me was broken right out of the box. :sadcry:

Ya...we've had that happen; they claimed they "fixed" it only to send us back something that didn't work at all or failed within an hour of use.  Our white xbox360 is still broken after being sent in more than a couple times.  We bought a new Elite since it has been claimed they don't have the RROD problems.

Well...at least they fix them for free and renew the warranty every time it is 'repaired'...that is more than I can say for most other companies.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on May 29, 2009, 02:06:51 PM
I've been so strung up with stress from College lately that I decided to play some games, and since I saw the Modern Warfare 2 trailer a few days before I decided that some CoD4 was in order. I had CoD4 for some time but I never played it online like I did with WaW so I thought I'd give it a go. In about 2 days I've gotten myself to level 14 and I've found a new love for Sniping, even though I'm not the best at it. Oh well, practice make perfect. I feel weird being at a low level after being like, level 48 or somesuch in WaW but I'll get there eventually :]

Also, I signed up to http://360voice.gamerdna.com/ for giggles. It's a little blog like website that makes blogs as you play your games every so many days, but it's as if your Xbox is writing them. It's kinda cute. I signed up 2 days ago so my first entry should be sometime later today. I'm kinda looking forward to it x)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on May 29, 2009, 03:07:33 PM
Quote from: "Whitney"
Quote from: "BadPoison"
So, a few weeks back, my Xbox red ring of deathed, and so I sent it off to Microsoft for the free repair. To speed things up, they decided to send me a refurbished console. The refurbished system they sent me was broken right out of the box. :sadcry:

Ya...we've had that happen; they claimed they "fixed" it only to send us back something that didn't work at all or failed within an hour of use.  Our white xbox360 is still broken after being sent in more than a couple times.  We bought a new Elite since it has been claimed they don't have the RROD problems.

Well...at least they fix them for free and renew the warranty every time it is 'repaired'...that is more than I can say for most other companies.
It's so dissapointing. I really hope the next on ethey sent me isn't broken as well. I'm going to be shipping it off today. How do you like your elite?

I remember my iPod breaking which cost as much as my xbox360, and only having a few days left on the warranty. I walked into an apple store and walked out with a new iPod...

Do any of you think Apple will make a console?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on May 29, 2009, 03:42:02 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
Do any of you think Apple will make a console?
It seems unlikely, since all the seem to like doing right now is making new versions of iPods and their PCs and stuff.

Then again, no one rly thought Microsoft would make something, so it's kinda possible '3'
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on May 29, 2009, 03:53:31 PM
I saw this snippet the other day:
http://gizmodo.com/5234256/apple-is-ser ... f-strategy (http://gizmodo.com/5234256/apple-is-serious-about-gaming-steals-xbox-senior-director-of-strategy)

It makes me think that Apple could be gearing up to enter the gaming market as a more serious player. I would think they migh tbe more interested in competing for Nintendo's market share than sony/microsoft's.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on May 29, 2009, 04:05:21 PM
Well now, after reading that I am totally interested to see what they come up with o:
With those two on their side they'll be jumping into this with a good Idea of what they're getting into, hopefully.
I wonder what Apple's planning on making/doing and stuff o:
Ffffffffffff now I'm all curious D:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on May 29, 2009, 04:08:54 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
 How do you like your elite?
It hasn't had any RROD or any other issues yet.  It allows me to know where my husband is at all times...plopped in front of it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on May 29, 2009, 04:19:41 PM
Quote from: "Whitney"
Quote from: "BadPoison"
 How do you like your elite?
It hasn't had any RROD or any other issues yet.  It allows me to know where my husband is at all times...plopped in front of it.
Sounds like me, except with a PS3.  :headbang:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on May 29, 2009, 04:57:20 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
And that's why I put our stationary bike behind the couch, so I have no excuse not to get some exercise while I play.  :tgif:
Nope.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 29, 2009, 10:23:46 PM
How about a little E3 Trailer action:

[youtube:3f840nan]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxU-XuDqN6I[/youtube:3f840nan]

(I'm the two English speaking foreign voices...),
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on June 02, 2009, 12:31:43 AM
check this out:

http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/01/micr ... -xbox-360/ (http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/01/microsoft-announces-motion-controller-for-xbox-360/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on June 02, 2009, 12:53:55 AM
Quote from: "Whitney"
check this out:

http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/01/micr ... -xbox-360/ (http://www.engadget.com/2009/06/01/microsoft-announces-motion-controller-for-xbox-360/)

Yeah - I'd heard that was on the way.  Kind of a "virtual wiimote".

It's been tried before.  The tech may be advanced enough that they can pull it off this time.

The older systems that attempted this had 2 main problems:
1) difficulty mapping limb movements (could be fixed in this one)
2) lack of tactile feedback (still an issue)

Time and the market will tell if this makes a dent in the Wii hold on the concept.

Good Link - Thanks,
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on June 02, 2009, 12:58:47 AM
BTW "Eye Toy" from Sony is the existing one I was thinking of...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on June 02, 2009, 01:05:39 AM
so we've got some others following E3?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on June 02, 2009, 02:21:57 AM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Time and the market will tell if this makes a dent in the Wii hold on the concept.

If it senses movement as well as the wii remotes, I think it will replace the Wii.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on June 02, 2009, 12:13:13 PM
Completly gutted that I forgot all about E3

All I remember from a guy friend who saw it all was soemthing about a L4D2

Imma gonna have to make my own investigations later when I'm out of school.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: HandsandDreams on June 02, 2009, 02:09:03 PM
I used to play video games and computer games all the time.  As I got older I decided they were fun, but not worth all of my spare time.  Nowadays I just make time for my favorites.  That's pretty much just the Metal Gear Solid series.  There's something seductive about clearing a whole room of bad guys, and none of them ever noticed you were there...   :hide:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on June 02, 2009, 09:38:06 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
Completly gutted that I forgot all about E3

All I remember from a guy friend who saw it all was soemthing about a L4D2

Imma gonna have to make my own investigations later when I'm out of school.

The what and the what?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ayreon on June 02, 2009, 09:48:18 PM
Quote from: "Whitney"
Quote from: "Hat"
Completly gutted that I forgot all about E3

All I remember from a guy friend who saw it all was soemthing about a L4D2

Imma gonna have to make my own investigations later when I'm out of school.

The what and the what?

E3 is were video game companies show off new hardware and software, typically games.

L4D2 is Left 4 Dead2, a video game about fast zombies. Really fast zombies.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on June 02, 2009, 10:18:04 PM
Quote from: "Ayreon"
Quote from: "Whitney"
Quote from: "Hat"
Completly gutted that I forgot all about E3

All I remember from a guy friend who saw it all was soemthing about a L4D2

Imma gonna have to make my own investigations later when I'm out of school.

The what and the what?

E3 is were video game companies show off new hardware and software, typically games.

L4D2 is Left 4 Dead2, a video game about fast zombies. Really fast zombies.
xbox live or steam?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ayreon on June 03, 2009, 01:03:36 AM
I rarely place on xboxlive.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on June 04, 2009, 02:06:51 AM
... And Sony jumps on the "motion controller" bandwagon with their future offering:
http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=9441 (http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=9441)

Off to watch,
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on June 04, 2009, 02:45:14 AM
Quote from: "joeactor"
... And Sony jumps on the "motion controller" bandwagon with their future offering:
http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=9441 (http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=9441)

Off to watch,
JoeActor

Ok, Sony's got it all over MS:
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09 ... on-3/50276 (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-playstation-3/50276)
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09 ... on-3/50277 (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-09-playstation-3/50277)

Looks like they learned some valuable lessons from EyeToy.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on June 04, 2009, 02:52:39 AM
Quote from: "joeactor"
... And Sony jumps on the "motion controller" bandwagon with their future offering:
http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=9441 (http://www.gamesarefun.com/news.php?newsid=9441)

Off to watch,
JoeActor

That one looks more promising for game play.  I see them coming out  with a gun version of that controller for fist person shooter games.  If they could combine that controller with the one from xbox that can see where your body is positioned...that would be fun.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on June 05, 2009, 09:50:31 AM
Haha, my apologies. I forgot that not everyone knows what some things mean when I speak words |D;; But yeah, it's like Ayreon said. E3 is a large game convention thing where companies show off what they're working on. Trailers, demos and all that good stuff happens. There was a live stream on Monday or Tuesday, I can't remember. Left 4 Dead is a game involving really fast Zombies/Infected and the creators, Valve, gave us all a lovely little trailer of Left 4 Dead 2 at E3 that you can see riiiiight here.

[youtube:fj7f9tab]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AJUT7hJna4[/youtube:fj7f9tab]

Naturally the people I know are split. Some people would have liked it to be just a large expansion while others are excited that it's a new game. Being a fan of the whole zombie apocalypse thing I'm not really fussy about getting a new game, but I am looking forward to chopping things up with a chainsaw : D

In other gaming news, I'm getting Sims 3 today. Hoping it’ll work on my PC since I hear the Reqs. are real high. Naturally the guys in class are all like "y u buy dat silly woman" at me but there's just summat about making a bunch of little families and watching stuff happen to them that amuses me.

Also also also Bethseda released a trailer for Point Lookout DLC for Fallout 3 which is coming out later this month. Looks amusing, though nothing will beat the Broken Steel trailer IMO. Curious as to how they'll go about advertising Mothership Zeta next month.

[youtube:fj7f9tab]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5uSZ7REcWg[/youtube:fj7f9tab]

And finally, Modern Warfare 2 IE That Game People Won't Shut Up About Where I Am. Finally got around to watching the E3 Gameplay during the week and I can safely say I'm looking forward to it. I am ridiculously excited/happy at the whole Soap being my Capt. thing and if he dies in this game I am so going to baw. Also, he sounds a wee bit too much like the ol' Capt. Price to be a little bit Scottish |D

[youtube:fj7f9tab]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4UujRfvKD8[/youtube:fj7f9tab]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on June 05, 2009, 07:09:18 PM
Ya, I follow G4 so I can have something to say that might get my husband's attention longer than other words like pizza, fries, dip etc.  It's like the opposite of saying things like shoes and shopping.  They mentioned E3 a few times this week.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on June 06, 2009, 02:59:10 AM
My husband just downloaded the demo of Overlord2.  The new game has better graphics and more evil...you club cute white fluffy baby seals.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ayreon on June 06, 2009, 05:22:55 AM
Quote from: "Whitney"
My husband just downloaded the demo of Overlord2.  The new game has better graphics and more evil...you club cute white fluffy baby seals.


Quote
Jewel had everything, but what she wanted was what other people had!

Overlord was a fun game. I liked it because you were never were that evil to begin with.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on June 09, 2009, 02:11:12 PM
CRIPES!

If ever there was a game preview to whet the appetite, this is it:

http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6210694/ (http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6210694/)

I'll probably get this game when it is out seeing as i'm a massive Star Wars geek but i highly doubt it will compare to the true majesty of Star Wars Galaxies (pre combat upgrade of course).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on June 09, 2009, 03:23:20 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
CRIPES!

If ever there was a game preview to whet the appetite, this is it:

http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6210694/ (http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6210694/)

I'll probably get this game when it is out seeing as i'm a massive Star Wars geek but i highly doubt it will compare to the true majesty of Star Wars Galaxies (pre combat upgrade of course).

Nice.  Looks better than episodes 1,2,3... oh, wait.  Even Lego Starwars was better than them ;-)

Wonder how the gameplay will be handled?

I wanna play Babe-a-Fett!,
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on June 09, 2009, 03:34:08 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "karadan"
CRIPES!

If ever there was a game preview to whet the appetite, this is it:

http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6210694/ (http://e3.gamespot.com/video/6210694/)

I'll probably get this game when it is out seeing as i'm a massive Star Wars geek but i highly doubt it will compare to the true majesty of Star Wars Galaxies (pre combat upgrade of course).

Nice.  Looks better than episodes 1,2,3... oh, wait.  Even Lego Starwars was better than them ;-)

Wonder how the gameplay will be handled?

I wanna play Babe-a-Fett!,
JoeActor

Haha. Jar-Jar was my favourite character of all time  :hide:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Zab on June 11, 2009, 07:59:53 AM
Prototype Just came out yesterday, and it should be out today on Steam. My poor computer, I'm just going to have to lower some of the settings. :(

L4D2 made me want to cry a bit, My computer is barely powerful enough for the last campaign on L4D.

I was disappointed that Blizzard didn't show anything off at E3.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on June 11, 2009, 09:33:48 AM
Quote from: "Zab"
Prototype Just came out yesterday, and it should be out today on Steam. My poor computer, I'm just going to have to lower some of the settings. :(

L4D2 made me want to cry a bit, My computer is barely powerful enough for the last campaign on L4D.

I was disappointed that Blizzard didn't show anything off at E3.


Meh, Blizzard don't have to showcase anything considering their profits are in the billions each quarter...

Thay are actually working on 'something' super secret right now but i doubt we'll see anything about it for a while yet. With the finances they have, i'm actually quite looking forward to seeing what they come up with, just as long as it doesn't have orcs, wizards and enchanted swords. I can't be arsed with that stuff any more.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on June 11, 2009, 03:21:24 PM
Quote from: "karadan"

They seem to be promising a lot but that's nothing new I guess. Apparently 100% of items etc will be player craftable giving a nice real-world economy (one of the things which made SWG as badass as it was).
Player run economies are incredible. I never played SWG, but the player run economy in EVE online made the player wealth grind truly dynamic.

Quote
I'm not a fan of people being able to spec Jedi immediately though. The Jedi are supposed to be super badass so, having the likes of a normal character duel a Jedi in even combat seems a little bit non-canon to me.

Uh-oh, have I just inadvertently revealed the true level of my geek-dom.

I feel another hide emote is appropriate here...  :hide:
Right - I have no idea how they're going to pull off PvP of Jedi versus other classes. Unless they plan to balance the PvP on a group level. If they did that, it would make more sense.

But still, everyone and their mom will want to be a Jedi, so I hope they make it so that a more balance group can take on a zerg jedi group.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on June 11, 2009, 04:45:00 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
Player run economies are incredible. I never played SWG, but the player run economy in EVE online made the player wealth grind truly dynamic.

Right - I have no idea how they're going to pull off PvP of Jedi versus other classes. Unless they plan to balance the PvP on a group level. If they did that, it would make more sense.

But still, everyone and their mom will want to be a Jedi, so I hope they make it so that a more balance group can take on a zerg jedi group.

Yep, the economy in Eve is awe-inspiring. I'm a current player/addict and have been playing for a year and a half. It is a truly great game.

The way SWG handled Jedi vs other classes was this:

Jedi had perma-death. If a Jedi was killed in combat, he/she would lose all their skills. This was enough of a penalty to ensure even the most confident Jedi would stay hidden, considering the time it took to become a master Jedi could be measured in months, cumulative play time. Added to this was the fact that the path to Jedi was hidden. Out of the 36 professions (classes) in the game, you had to master at least 5 (no mean feat in itself) in order to get a summons from the ancient Jedi spirits, or whatnot. Usually it took people between 12 and 24 mastered professions to become force sensitive and you just didn't know which ones you had to master in order to attain the ability to wield a light sabre. I got my padewan after mastering 14 professions but others weren't so lucky. Mastering 14 professions took me 1.5 years.  :)

The thing which amazed me was how the makers of the game had it so well balanced. In the films, Jedi simply owned everyone. According to canon, the time the game was set, Jedi were immensely scarce. In the game, the few Jedi with the balls to go out into the main population completely kicked everyone's ass. The only class which had any iota of ability to handle a fight against them were bounty hunters. They also had the ability to track Jedi down.

Too many people complained though. There were some who asked for Jedi to be nerfed because they were too powerful. Others asked for the path to Jedi to be easier because they wanted to wtfmcpwnburger everyone without having to work for it. All the Jedi asked for perma-death to be stopped. Sony Online Entertainment shouldn't have listened to any, and should have just concentrated on refining the current system. Unfortunately they tried to listen to all and every demand and ended up killing the game. As of now, you can buy SWG and be playing a Jedi as soon as you log in.  lol) for two people in our guild. Our entire guild attended at one of the most picturesque places in Theed. They did their vows and everyone was cheering. All-of-a-sudden about 30 bounty hunters came out of nowhere and descended on one of our guild mates (who happened to be a Jedi, just in a tux because of the wedding) they killed him quickly because he didn't have the extra stats his Jedi clothing afforded him. It caused a hell of a rant on the forums. They gate crashed a wedding to kill someone, after all! We subsequently found their base and killed everything and everyone  :D

Wow. Just realised I wrote a wall of words. I'll stop now...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on June 11, 2009, 04:57:06 PM
MMOs can be just wicked when done right.

Alas, I seldomly have the time to invest in them these days. EVE was one of my favorites, as was WoW. When I got rid of my WoW account I sold it for $850.00 though, so that was pretty neat.

I always loved the group PvP though - and the games where strategy actually meant something were my favorites.

The Old Republic MMO looks awesome - I just hope whomever I'm dating at the time doesn't mind me playing (or plays with me!)

Edit: Then again, the game could end up being another Age of Conan of disappointments.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Jolly Sapper on June 11, 2009, 05:57:16 PM
*tosses in 2 cents*

I find that I'm attracted to alpha/beta MMO's, open source projects where nothing is complete and the development team  almost at random implements small barely noticeable changes with a few scatterings of changes that completely change the game environment.

I like watching the dev boards (art, sound, music, map making, suggestions, coding, etc) where you see a few people who've been around since the beginning of the project mingle with people who just popped in one day, spent a week coding a widget/designing a monster/coding AI/creating a map only to disappear into the ether.

I like watching and taking part in the development of a the social norms of the game/player base.  I imagine its like a fast forward version of human social evolution, from small groups who rarely interact with each other and have different customs moving onto large group interactions that force a change in the old status quo/social norm.

 :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on June 11, 2009, 08:01:18 PM
Has anyone seen this?  You tell it your gamertag and it makes your xbox blog about you:

http://360voice.gamerdna.com/tag/WHIT1982 (http://360voice.gamerdna.com/tag/WHIT1982)

It's kinda cute.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on June 11, 2009, 08:26:42 PM
Quote from: "Whitney"
Has anyone seen this?  You tell it your gamertag and it makes your xbox blog about you:

http://360voice.gamerdna.com/tag/WHIT1982 (http://360voice.gamerdna.com/tag/WHIT1982)

It's kinda cute.

Hmmm... Auto-Blog-Bot?

Did you have to install it on the Xbox?

Can you add entries yourself?

(most of mine would be "Where's JoeActor???")
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on June 11, 2009, 09:22:14 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Hmmm... Auto-Blog-Bot?

Did you have to install it on the Xbox?

Can you add entries yourself?

(most of mine would be "Where's JoeActor???")

You just tell the blog website your gamertag and it pulls the information from xbox.  I don't think you can add entries yourself.  I'm actually surprised mine doesn't have a where is entry.  I also don't remember playing on the 9th, but it seems to think I did..maybe my husband accidentally played on my account.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on June 12, 2009, 11:38:01 AM
Oh, I have a 360voice account cc.
It's a wee bit stupid though. Sometimes updates when I wasn't actually on and what not but I put that down to me changing my gamertag a day or two after I got it. Other than that it's pretty accurate about my gaming habits.

The way it works is you sign up and make everything available to everyone on your Xbox. After doing that you wait two or three days for it to gather up some info and it'll post daily after that. You can write your own entries but I haven't done that yet. I think it's cute : )

Edit
Look @ This You Guys (http://kotaku.com/5276413/the-golden-sun-ds-trailer-feels-underappreciated)
It's real. No more rumors. There are no words to express how hard I am fangirling this right now.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: MikeyV on June 13, 2009, 06:12:46 PM
On PS3 all I've been playing lately is:

F.E.A.R. 2 - almost done with it on normal.
Mirror's Edge - a bit difficult to get the hang of, but I like the premise.

On PC:
WoW

I'm on some meds recently that make it difficult to concentrate, so I haven't gamed much in the past 2 weeks or so.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on June 14, 2009, 03:30:46 AM
Quote from: "MikeyV"
F.E.A.R. 2 - almost done with it on normal.
It's good. Hate the physics engine. Story makes up for it. Try it on hard. :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Jolly Sapper on June 14, 2009, 01:50:14 PM
Im going to vouch for America McGee "Alice".

It was an absolutely stunning game.

I've played Undying, but I never got very far as it was hard (which made it scary-- Think DooM, but with faster baddies and you armed with a six shoot revolver that takes time to reload).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on June 27, 2009, 11:08:52 PM
Relating to video games, i went to the store and bought Prototype for the 360. It is great so far, nothing like taking control of an unstoppable killing machine with limitless power.   :yay:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tanker on June 28, 2009, 12:14:17 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Relating to video games, i went to the store and bought Prototype for the 360. It is great so far, nothing like taking control of an unstoppable killing machine with limitless power.   :yay:
I know I've heard that discription before....I just can't seem to remember, I think ther was someting about Alpha and Omega in there somewhere....hmm oh well I guess it doesn't matter I do remember it was fiction and not a terrible good story anyway, lots of inconsistencies and such.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: thiolsulfate on June 28, 2009, 05:35:28 AM
SWEEEET!

I'm actually waiting for Mass Effect 2. I loved Mass Effect with all its morality rotting lesbian sex. Hoping for more in the sequel.

Also, I play pokemon. I get lots of odd looks at the gym when I'm sweating buckets, doing hills on the bike and shout "HELL YES, SHINY PIDGEY!"
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on June 28, 2009, 01:57:43 PM
Oh man Pokemon. That reminded me. I've got all pokemon games since the first two game out like yeeeears ago in the UK. I'm so excited for SoulSilver and HeartGold. Not too fond on HG's name but i'll grow on me I'm sure.

I also got Prototype for the 360 a few days ago. Loving it too. Theres just something about running around as a hooded dude fucking up a city that makes me happy. I also got that new Star Ocean game for the 360 and some Breath of Fire game for the PS2. Dragon Quarter or something. Haven't played the latter two yet but I hope to try today at somestage.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on June 28, 2009, 04:22:20 PM
Quote from: "thiolsulfate"
Also, I play pokemon. I get lots of odd looks at the gym when I'm sweating buckets, doing hills on the bike and shout "HELL YES, SHINY PIDGEY!"

Yeah, I get looks and comments from the other moms at my son's school for playing Pokemon while in carline or when waiting for him at Taekwondo and swimming lessons.  "YOU play POKEMON?!?!"  <cue laughter>

But they weren't laughing when I supervised the Pokemon Card Club (once a month, they can play and trade on their DSs) once a week at the school.  :headbang:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on June 28, 2009, 04:33:38 PM
Quote from: "rlrose328"
Quote from: "thiolsulfate"
Also, I play pokemon. I get lots of odd looks at the gym when I'm sweating buckets, doing hills on the bike and shout "HELL YES, SHINY PIDGEY!"

Yeah, I get looks and comments from the other moms at my son's school for playing Pokemon while in carline or when waiting for him at Taekwondo and swimming lessons.  "YOU play POKEMON?!?!"  <cue laughter>

But they weren't laughing when I supervised the Pokemon Card Club (once a month, they can play and trade on their DSs) once a week at the school.  lol
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on June 29, 2009, 11:07:39 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "rlrose328"
Quote from: "thiolsulfate"
Also, I play pokemon. I get lots of odd looks at the gym when I'm sweating buckets, doing hills on the bike and shout "HELL YES, SHINY PIDGEY!"

Yeah, I get looks and comments from the other moms at my son's school for playing Pokemon while in carline or when waiting for him at Taekwondo and swimming lessons.  "YOU play POKEMON?!?!"  <cue laughter>

But they weren't laughing when I supervised the Pokemon Card Club (once a month, they can play and trade on their DSs) once a week at the school.
 
Who doesn't play pokemon on the gameboy? Best game for the system in my opinion, except for "professor layton and the curious village" on the DS
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on June 30, 2009, 12:33:56 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Who doesn't play pokemon on the gameboy? Best game for the system in my opinion, except for "professor layton and the curious village" on the DS

I LOVED Professor Layton!  My only problem was I finished it in 3 days and then there was nothing more to do.  My son loves it, plays it over and over again.

You may be shocked to know that there is not ONE OTHER MOM at my son's school who plays on a Gameboy/DS, much LESS plays Pokemon (cards or game).  And it's a very small school, I know over half of the parents there.  I'm the quirky atheist who is rotting my son's brain by letting him play (1 hour a day... geez).  

The funny thing is, 2 kids in my son's class told him they play FPSs with their dad's all the time, including Mortal Kombat.  We have some driving game that uses a pedal and big steering wheel attachment thing and when a car flips or crashes, the guy flies out.  We just don't play the FPS games here.  I guess WoW could be considered violent... okay, it is from a child's POV.  But his time on that game has been a total of maybe 2 hours.  He likes to create characters, run around their starting area for 10 minutes, then delete it and start a new one.  LOL!  Same thing he did with Pokemon when he first started playing it 5 years ago.

Anyway, I'm the odd mom out with my DS in hand.  I also love Brain Age and other puzzle games for the DS... keeps the mind sharp.  Kinda.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: michael on July 01, 2009, 12:12:07 AM
I'm not a gamer -- I play chess all the time, though, and occasionally some games on our PS2.  Lately though, I've been in the mood to play a real fun and simple action game, just to have something to play that doesn't require much thought.  I don't know, maybe a good aircraft or spacecraft shooting game, or just something easy to learn and fun to play.

I know that's vague, but does anybody have any suggestions?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Rastelin on July 01, 2009, 12:16:28 AM
The only online game I play these days are Left 4 Dead. You actually need to co-op with other players to avoid being turned in to a zombie buffe.

Bought Sim 3 which is a disaster if you're planning a social life. It's that good. Other titles on my hd!

The Last Remnan - Annoying fights.
GhostMaster - Diffecult to the point of silly.
Masseffect - Which I always forget to play.
American McGee's Alice - A weird game version of Alice in Wonderland.
And my favorite. Stubbs The Zombie. Probably the most hilarious zombie game out there.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: michael on July 01, 2009, 12:26:43 AM
Thanks Rastelin.  Can you tell me what you like about Sim 3 so much?  I've never played any of the Sim games.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on July 01, 2009, 02:07:37 AM
Oh man how could I have forgotten about the Sims 3?

I love that game, always loved the sims. I dunno what it is, maybe it's my female side coming out and I get to build houses and families and things. I always make the little ones that'll be amusing to watch and the dramatic romances and stuff, it's hilarious. Only bad thing is that it sucks you in and the time flies by so fast it's insane.

My guy friends WTF'd at me when I told them it took me 45 minutes to make my first Sim, I was that amused by the insane customizable stuff. There's nt a lot of good patterns and mods for it yet, but a lot of houses on modthesims.com are pretty damn awesome.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on July 01, 2009, 04:20:52 AM
Quote from: "michael"
I'm not a gamer -- I play chess all the time, though, and occasionally some games on our PS2.  Lately though, I've been in the mood to play a real fun and simple action game, just to have something to play that doesn't require much thought.  I don't know, maybe a good aircraft or spacecraft shooting game, or just something easy to learn and fun to play.

I know that's vague, but does anybody have any suggestions?
hmm, for the PS2, lets see...

1. Project Snowblind
2. Black
3. Call of duty 3
4. Half Life
5. Silent Scope

Those are my top 5 PS2 shooters, not in any specific order.  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: michael on July 01, 2009, 09:28:53 AM
thanks, quizlixx
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Rastelin on July 01, 2009, 01:15:49 PM
Quote from: "michael"
Thanks Rastelin.  Can you tell me what you like about Sim 3 so much?  I've never played any of the Sim games.
Ok saddle up!

Are you a family person? You want a marriage or just a relationship. With or with out kids. Do you prefer the single life? Perhaps just a housemate or two? They can be parents, sisters, brother, or perhaps lovers.

Maybe you want more than one lover, but be aware. Jealousy will rear it's ugly head if the other sims lovers find out. I play a single woman, and have female lovers. I'm not gay haha... Sorry... You can choose to be gay, lesbian or strait. Or bifil. Make other sims admire and fall in love with you. And even make them leave their husbands or wife's for you.

What do you want to do for a living. Choose from a range of job offers. Or perhaps a criminal career. Perhaps a hobby like learning to play the guitar. In time you can be a professional musician. Or a writer, or a cook, or a fisherman, or a policeman, or a gymnastics. There a range of hobbies and job offers to choose from. It's all up to your level of dedicated training.

Build your dream house or purchase one. Even rent them out. Throw big parties in it. Maybe a pool. Choose from an insane variety of furniture and props. Earn enough money and have the hottest car in the neighborhood. The biggest flat screen tv, the hottes pc, the best bath tub or shower, kitchen applayance and so on.

Character creation. Oh my... Where to start. An impressive custom editor which includes face, hair, body, clothes for any event, rings and other props. Choose the color and patterns on almost everything. Build their personality down to small details. Choose a goal in life. Choose a voice. The editor it self is a load of fun in it's own right. Start as an infant, or child, teen, young adult, adult or senior. Create your children in the editor or have them in the game. It's all up to you. Set the level of how much free will they shall have. Monitor their desires and needs in the game.

I hope this answer why I think Sim 3 is a blast to play. I fear I only scratched the surface.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: MommaSquid on July 04, 2009, 12:07:27 AM
I just bought 'Animal Crossing: Wild World' for my Nintendo DS.  After just three days of playing, I think I need an intervention.  This game rocks!   :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on July 08, 2009, 06:14:11 AM
My hubby got me a Wii for our anniversary (I feel bad because I didn't get him anything thinking we were going to go on a trip later this summer..might still do that).  

Anyway, I have no clue how to connect to other users on it let alone register the damn thing. The pamplet in the box said that if I went through the registration process on club nintendo it would ask for my product info but it didn't.  

Does anyone know how to do either of the above?  I'm planning on calling their help line tomorrow since I had issues finding the info online.  Registration extends the warranty so it is important.

I did the Wii sports age thing and it told me 56!!! (I'm 27)  I hope that is just due to not really understanding how to hold/use the controller and not because my motor skills really are that bad.

Anyway...off to go dl Super Mario Brothers (I hope it works with the stuff that came with the box, gonna try to figure that out too)...I so miss that game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on July 08, 2009, 03:01:29 PM
Hey Whit,

I've got a Wii.

Go to https://club.nintendo.com/ (https://club.nintendo.com/) and click on the "Join Club Nintendo Now!" button (left side of page)

Once you're a member, there's a place to "Enter a PIN or Serial #" next to a "Register" button... about half-way down the page.

As for connecting with others, I think you need their WII number - then you can send them a message from your wii, and they can connect (I think - been a while).  It's all in the "Message Board" on the WII main menu...

You can use my wii as a test - just let me know so I can go check it... here's my id:
   w4923115000811514

The FAQ has some info:
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/system ... online.jsp (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/online.jsp)

A bit confusing,
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Rastelin on July 08, 2009, 04:10:45 PM
You just have to give "Overlord II" a try before you die, or end up a born again christian. It's no fun playing games on you knees with your eyes closed.
Old time classics that need mentioning.

Baldur's Gate
Resident Evil 2 - Mind the warm cup of coffee when you jump in terror.

On the side. "ET The Extra-Terrestrial" video game are unlucky enough to pride it self with the title worst game in history. Feast your orbs on this attrocity. Can you believe Atari wanted money for this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dxb7zkputo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dxb7zkputo)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on July 08, 2009, 04:17:46 PM
I started playing Chrono Trigger when taking a break from writing. It's tough to stop and get back to my real work.  :blush:

[youtube:4ho8wux1]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyFYZP14wXM[/youtube:4ho8wux1]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on July 08, 2009, 05:17:26 PM
I've been playing 3 games a bunch recently; Pokemon Platinum, Animal Crossing: Wild World and [PROTOTYPE]

In Platinum I managed to trade some things with an English friend. She was kind enough to give me a Shiny Glameow and an Eevee Egg. I'm still only in the town of the first Gym leader so I still have a ways to go to get any decent Pokemon for trading even though she says she's fine with fodder. She joined a LiveJournal community for trading, breeding and battling Pokemon over WiFi so she's become a bit of a fiend in the breeding section. Hopefully I'll beat Roark sometime this week when I can drag myself to play some more Platinum. Speaking of Pokemon, who's excited for HeartGold and SoulSilver? I know I am 8D

In AN:WW I'm trying not to neglect it like I always do. I usually end up playing for a week and forget about it for a year and end up being too scared to play in case my neighbors hate me or something like that. So far it's going well, almost a week and I've played at least once Daily. Got my house made better by Nook and I'm now working on getting the 120,000 Bells for him. I only got back in to AC:WW because of this awesome Let's Play version (http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Animal%20Crossing/index.html) where they turned it into a bit of a Horror Movie thing. It's quite entertaining and well done.

As for [PROTOTYPE] anyone who follows my Twitter should know I've been fangirling over Alex Mercer quite a bit. I finished it on Monday morning at 3:35am and I was a tad bit disappointed at the ending. It had so much potential to be so much more Awesome but wasn't what I expected. Still pretty cool though. I kinda of want to know if Dana is alright and I'm all curious about that PARIAH thingie they mentioned too...Sequel, pls? Lol there prolly won't be but I can dream, can't I? |D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on July 08, 2009, 08:29:55 PM
I picked up Civillization Revolution the other day. I'm about ready to take on other players online!


Any other strategy game fans? Most recently before Civ I was playing Sins of a Solar Empire. Sins is an incredibly deep and addicting strategy game (and it has a galactic setting - which is A+ in my book)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tanker on July 08, 2009, 11:33:18 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
I picked up Civillization Revolution the other day. I'm about ready to take on other players online!


Any other strategy game fans? Most recently before Civ I was playing Sins of a Solar Empire. Sins is an incredibly deep and addicting strategy game (and it has a galactic setting - which is A+ in my book)

I played the crap out of Sins. So much so I am now sick of it, great game though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on July 08, 2009, 11:58:05 PM
Quote from: "Tanker"
Quote from: "BadPoison"
I picked up Civillization Revolution the other day. I'm about ready to take on other players online!


Any other strategy game fans? Most recently before Civ I was playing Sins of a Solar Empire. Sins is an incredibly deep and addicting strategy game (and it has a galactic setting - which is A+ in my book)

I played the crap out of Sins. So much so I am now sick of it, great game though.
I love the "Dune" games put out by Westwood Studios.  Great example of a good RTS (real time strategy)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: MommaSquid on July 09, 2009, 12:04:00 AM
I bought a Nintendo DS Light last month, mainly so I would have something to talk about with my 11 y.o. niece.  She plays Sudoku, so I gave Brain Age a try.  Fun games, not very time comsuming (except for Sudoku).  She and I both have Purr Pals (which is like Nintendogs only with cats) which is very cute but there isn't a whole lot to it.

Then I made a huge mistake and bought Animal Crossing: Wild World.  It is the most addictive game I've ever played.  Even more addictive than the Sims.  I think I need an intervention.  I've played so much in the past week that my carpal tunnel has flared up and my left hand is killing me.  But I want a bigger house damnit!   :blush:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on July 09, 2009, 08:29:21 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Hey Whit,

I've got a Wii.

Go to https://club.nintendo.com/ (https://club.nintendo.com/) and click on the "Join Club Nintendo Now!" button (left side of page)

Once you're a member, there's a place to "Enter a PIN or Serial #" next to a "Register" button... about half-way down the page.

As for connecting with others, I think you need their WII number - then you can send them a message from your wii, and they can connect (I think - been a while).  It's all in the "Message Board" on the WII main menu...

You can use my wii as a test - just let me know so I can go check it... here's my id:
   w4923115000811514

The FAQ has some info:
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/system ... online.jsp (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/wii/en_na/online.jsp)

A bit confusing,
JoeActor

I happened to find the registration place just a few minutes before checking the forum (I was pretty busy doing stuff yesterday)...I don't know why they put it in the middle of the page.

I'll have to go see if I can find the wii number thing and add you on there.  They would have to make it difficult to add friends...it would be easier to just send a friend request on there and allow the other person to deny/block people they don't want to add.

Edit:  I think i got you added on the message board.  It says both sides have to add for it to work.  6576-8924-6007-7013 is my wii number.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on July 15, 2009, 03:24:37 PM
Got a new game today. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor for the DS. I'm a bit too excited. Probably because I'm such a fangirl of this series in general but Eeee~! Finally a tad bit of the Awesome SMT series on the DS! 8D 8D 8D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ninteen45 on July 16, 2009, 11:41:00 AM
Have I posted here before?

Anyway, just got R&CF: Quest for Booty. Love it! took me 2 hours to complete.

Oh, and if you guys have the chance, get Robot Arena 2: Design and Destroy for the PC.

And lastly, I <3 motorstorm.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on July 16, 2009, 02:35:38 PM
Just saw the trailer for Heavy Rain... omgomgomgomgomg. Indigo Prophecy and Omikron were completely wonderful. This is going to be amazing.

[youtube:2zds9nqt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arU5BFafjfE[/youtube:2zds9nqt]

[youtube:2zds9nqt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyubR1rknBM[/youtube:2zds9nqt]

Also, Ragnar Tornquist needs to hurry up and get The Secret World out there.  :drool
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on July 16, 2009, 03:41:10 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
I've been playing 3 games a bunch recently; Pokemon Platinum, Animal Crossing: Wild World and [PROTOTYPE]

In Platinum I managed to trade some things with an English friend. She was kind enough to give me a Shiny Glameow and an Eevee Egg. I'm still only in the town of the first Gym leader so I still have a ways to go to get any decent Pokemon for trading even though she says she's fine with fodder. She joined a LiveJournal community for trading, breeding and battling Pokemon over WiFi so she's become a bit of a fiend in the breeding section. Hopefully I'll beat Roark sometime this week when I can drag myself to play some more Platinum. Speaking of Pokemon, who's excited for HeartGold and SoulSilver? I know I am 8D

Geez... I hadn't even heard of HeartGold and SoulSilver... though the 9yo son is now jumping around the room, telling me about them.  LOL!  I've played Pokemon since the original Blue and Red, so it's in his DNA.

He's right at this moment playing Emerald (for the 50th time), trying desperately to catch Latias.  It's his obsession.  He bounces among the various versions... he finished Platinum for the 5th time last week.  Unfortunately, I started playing WoW at about the exact time that Platinum came out, so I got the celophane off of the package but that's about it.   lol  Hubby played Platinum in Japanese 6 months or more before it came out in English, so he doesn't feel the need to even OPEN his copy of Platinum in English.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ninteen45 on July 16, 2009, 09:21:14 PM
Dear god, heavy rain is more like a freakin' movie!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on July 17, 2009, 05:48:25 AM
SH*T bioshock 2 has been pushed back to 2010.  :upset:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ninteen45 on July 17, 2009, 01:15:43 PM
Hotlinking Fail.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on July 17, 2009, 03:38:44 PM
Quote from: "Ninteen45"
Dear god, heavy rain is more like a freakin' movie!
Yep! Can't wait.  :hissyfit:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Pineapple on July 18, 2009, 06:34:34 AM
Lately I've been playing a lot of older SNES and N64 games.

Right now I've been spending an awful lot of time with Ocarina of Time and Earthbound.  :cool:

Two of my most favourite games!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on July 18, 2009, 02:54:40 PM
Quote from: "Pineapple"
Lately I've been playing a lot of older SNES and N64 games.

Right now I've been spending an awful lot of time with Ocarina of Time and Earthbound.  :cool:

Two of my most favourite games!

I have Ocarina of Time, but haven't played it yet.
Came with a 4 pack of games...

No time like the present,
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ayreon on July 18, 2009, 05:40:15 PM
[youtube:37u3mbjp]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqvIITrYdyo[/youtube:37u3mbjp]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on July 18, 2009, 10:12:59 PM
Quote from: "Ayreon"
[youtube]
I about crapped when I first saw that a while back. People were dubious, thinking it was just some really good fan-created render. Nope! Full-on game. I need to find my copy of Ico...  :idea:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ninteen45 on July 18, 2009, 10:45:46 PM
Good new curio, Penn & Teller call bullshit on videogame voilence!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS2HeQYOQsw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS2HeQYOQsw) Part 1, the rest are in the similer vids bit.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on July 19, 2009, 01:04:44 AM
Quote from: "Ninteen45"
Good new curio, Penn & Teller call bullshit on videogame voilence!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS2HeQYOQsw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS2HeQYOQsw) Part 1, the rest are in the similer vids bit.
I have Showtime... watched it during the premier.  :headbang:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ayreon on July 19, 2009, 01:42:37 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "Ninteen45"
Good new curio, Penn & Teller call bullshit on videogame voilence!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS2HeQYOQsw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YS2HeQYOQsw) Part 1, the rest are in the similer vids bit.
I have Showtime... watched it during the premier.  :headbang:


I detested that fat man. He makes me enjoy Fallout 3 all the more.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ninteen45 on July 19, 2009, 11:55:45 AM
Don't mock Penn!  ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on July 19, 2009, 12:34:54 PM
Hahaha, okay, I need to not read posts before I've had my coffee..

I just went on this diatribe about "how could you hate Penn Jillette?!?!", he's an atheist, he's brilliant, blah blah, then I saw the winky face Ninteen45 posted, and realized it was that "video game violence triangle" douchebag you were talking about, not Penn.  roflol

In other news, I'll probably be focusing on one franchise for my research... I'm thinking about narrowing it down to either Final Fantasy or Silent Hill. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ayreon on July 19, 2009, 07:34:09 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Hahaha, okay, I need to not read posts before I've had my coffee..

I just went on this diatribe about "how could you hate Penn Jillette?!?!", he's an atheist, he's brilliant, blah blah, then I saw the winky face Ninteen45 posted, and realized it was that "video game violence triangle" douchebag you were talking about, not Penn.  roflol

In other news, I'll probably be focusing on one franchise for my research... I'm thinking about narrowing it down to either Final Fantasy or Silent Hill. Thoughts?

Might I suggeat Dead Space, It's like Silent Hill, but scary.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on July 19, 2009, 08:06:01 PM
Quote from: "Ayreon"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Hahaha, okay, I need to not read posts before I've had my coffee..

I just went on this diatribe about "how could you hate Penn Jillette?!?!", he's an atheist, he's brilliant, blah blah, then I saw the winky face Ninteen45 posted, and realized it was that "video game violence triangle" douchebag you were talking about, not Penn.  roflol

In other news, I'll probably be focusing on one franchise for my research... I'm thinking about narrowing it down to either Final Fantasy or Silent Hill. Thoughts?

Might I suggeat Dead Space, It's like Silent Hill, but scary.
Dead space isn't a franchise yet. If i had to pick between those two, silent hill.
Don't leave out Resident Evil or Splinter Cell for consideration
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ayreon on July 19, 2009, 08:19:18 PM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Quote from: "Ayreon"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Hahaha, okay, I need to not read posts before I've had my coffee..

I just went on this diatribe about "how could you hate Penn Jillette?!?!", he's an atheist, he's brilliant, blah blah, then I saw the winky face Ninteen45 posted, and realized it was that "video game violence triangle" douchebag you were talking about, not Penn.  roflol

In other news, I'll probably be focusing on one franchise for my research... I'm thinking about narrowing it down to either Final Fantasy or Silent Hill. Thoughts?

Might I suggeat Dead Space, It's like Silent Hill, but scary.
Dead space isn't a franchise yet. If i had to pick between those two, silent hill.
Don't leave out Resident Evil or Splinter Cell for consideration


It is infact a franchise, it has a movie, comic books and two games, with another on the way.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ninteen45 on July 19, 2009, 08:33:55 PM
So I embarassed Curio for my 100th post?

Not bad.

Oh my... Moneyseize <3!

http://www.kongregate.com/games/YMM315/moneyseize (http://www.kongregate.com/games/YMM315/moneyseize)

Hardcore bliss.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on July 19, 2009, 09:19:11 PM
Quote from: "Ayreon"
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Quote from: "Ayreon"
Might I suggeat Dead Space, It's like Silent Hill, but scary.
Dead space isn't a franchise yet. If i had to pick between those two, silent hill.
Don't leave out Resident Evil or Splinter Cell for consideration


It is infact a franchise, it has a movie, comic books and two games, with another on the way.
I'm a huge Dead Space fan. I even follow the art director on Twitter. Not sure if that would fit with my area of research, though. I think the Silent Hill series would work better. It's so multifaceted: could explore the nature of fear, abnormal psychology, folk tales and lore, narrative structure, interpersonal communication, attachment theory... the list goes on.  :headbang:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on July 19, 2009, 10:50:16 PM
we can all agree. Dead Space FTW!  :headbang:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on July 24, 2009, 03:08:24 PM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
we can all agree. Dead Space FTW!  :headbang:

I was thinking about renting/buying that game. What makes it good?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on July 24, 2009, 04:01:34 PM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
I was thinking about renting/buying that game. What makes it good?

The controls are nearly perfect. Think Resident Evil but... without the suck.
The graphics are great, but that's basically unremarkable these days. The lighting, however, is absolutely top-notch. They've won all sorts of awards for the lighting.
The storyline is great. Kinda Doom-ish, but with a sort of Total Recall meets H.P. Lovecraft feeling.
The voice acting is superb. Truly superb.
The monsters are varied in that you don't feel like you're fighting the same ones over and over... if you look closely, they're all slightly different. (The reasons for which becoming apparent as the storyline progresses.)
There are a number of different "modes" to keep things from feeling too repetitive. (Regular 3PS being normal, but also throwing in areas of vacuum, zero gravity, even turret-work.)
There are a number of puzzles that, quite surprisingly, are not as immediately obvious as you are led to believe.
The backstory is rich.
The inventory is not remarkable, but offers a great deal of variation. You can really finish the game using just one gun (I did without even thinking about it) but by mixing it up you can have a lot of fun.
If you're the kind of person who gets easily creeped out, you'll enjoy it. Turn off the lights, crank up the surround sound, and enjoy. The sound engineering is almost as perfect as the lighting.

Get it. :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on July 24, 2009, 04:17:05 PM
In other news...

Sam Raimi has been picked to direct a World of Warcraft movie.

Mr Raimi - I am available ;-),
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on July 24, 2009, 05:00:13 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
I was thinking about renting/buying that game. What makes it good?

The controls are nearly perfect. Think Resident Evil but... without the suck.
The graphics are great, but that's basically unremarkable these days. The lighting, however, is absolutely top-notch. They've won all sorts of awards for the lighting.
The storyline is great. Kinda Doom-ish, but with a sort of Total Recall meets H.P. Lovecraft feeling.
The voice acting is superb. Truly superb.
The monsters are varied in that you don't feel like you're fighting the same ones over and over... if you look closely, they're all slightly different. (The reasons for which becoming apparent as the storyline progresses.)
There are a number of different "modes" to keep things from feeling too repetitive. (Regular 3PS being normal, but also throwing in areas of vacuum, zero gravity, even turret-work.)
There are a number of puzzles that, quite surprisingly, are not as immediately obvious as you are led to believe.
The backstory is rich.
The inventory is not remarkable, but offers a great deal of variation. You can really finish the game using just one gun (I did without even thinking about it) but by mixing it up you can have a lot of fun.
If you're the kind of person who gets easily creeped out, you'll enjoy it. Turn off the lights, crank up the surround sound, and enjoy. The sound engineering is almost as perfect as the lighting.

Get it. :)

Sounds great! Maybe I'll rent it later on today or tomorrow.

Turning off the lights won't be a problem! I play in a room with no windows. If you turn off the lights its like a movie theater. Add in my new HDTV and I'm in the game.

I'm looking forward to this. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on July 24, 2009, 05:20:51 PM
Been playing SMT: Devil Survivor & Animal Crossing Wild World

I just recently started SMT: DS properly since I got it during the Packing Time. Gotta say, I like what I've seen so far. I think the Main Character sort of resembles Persona 3's main guy a bit too much but whatever, it's still koo. I really love the whole Idea of summoning Demons from a DS like device. I kind of what that to be real xD;;

In AC:WW I just paid my Mortgage of around 120,000 Bells. Naturally Nook gave me a bigger house in return, so now I gotta pay off 298,000 Bells. Freakin' Nook and his constant Bigger House Thing. Well, at least it actually looks like a House now and not a shed.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on July 25, 2009, 06:45:57 AM
Was anyone else NOT scared by Dead Space. The only time i was even tense was when i was being chased by that regenerator.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on July 25, 2009, 01:17:48 PM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Was anyone else NOT scared by Dead Space. The only time i was even tense was when i was being chased by that regenerator.
Not scared exactly, no. At times slightly panicky, but I actually kind of rev myself up for that. I enjoy the feeling, so I try to promote it. Same reason I love the Fatal Frame games. I think what makes it nerve racking is the sound effects: "There's something over there. No, wait, it's back that way. No, shit, it's ... it's right above me!" The whole time you're swinging around trying to find it, and when you finally do it's right in your face. :) I like that.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on July 26, 2009, 01:25:01 AM
I just traded in NHL 09 and got $15 toward my purchase for NHL 10! Yay!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on July 26, 2009, 02:30:47 PM
For anyone who's interested, here's the list of video game industry types that are on Twitter. Be warned: it's big. (Some of the links at the end of the list are broken. I can only assume that there's a cap on the number of links you can place in one post.)

[spoiler:ew9gfh72]ShawnElliott (http://twitter.com/ShawnElliott) - Shawn Elliott, Producer at 2K Boston.  Best known for his work at EGM/GFW Magazines and 1up.com/1up Podcasts.



loonyboi (http://twitter.com/loonyboi) - Jason Bergman, Producer 2K Games publishing


2KSports (http://twitter.com/2KSports) - Official Twitter account for 2K Sports




38 Studios:


gehrig38 (http://twitter.com/gehrig38) - Curt Schilling, founder of 38 Studios and pitcher for the Boston Red Sox



BrettClose (http://twitter.com/BrettClose) - Brett Close, VP of Biz Dev at 38 Studios


schoonology (http://twitter.com/schoonology) - Michael Schoonmaker, Engineer at 38 Studios


rshwayder (http://twitter.com/rshwayder) - Ryan Shwayder, Designer and Community Relations at 38 Studios


aneri (http://twitter.com/aneri) - Senior UI Designer at 38 Studios



 


 


3 Blokes Studios:


Johnpassfield (http://twitter.com/Johnpassfield) - John Passfield, Chief Creative Bloke


 




3D Realms:


Georgeb3dr (http://twitter.com/Georgeb3dr) - George Broussard, Game Producer/Designer at 3D Realms



Acclaim:


Historian (http://twitter.com/Historian) - Community Manager at Acclaim


DPerry (http://twitter.com/dperry) - David Perry, Director of many MMOgs at Acclaim


PonyStars (http://twitter.com/ponystars) - Official Twitter account for the game Pony Stars





ACRONYM Games:


JoeBonka (http://twitter.com/JoeBonka) - Joe Bonar, partner at ACRONYM Games



Activision:

Derek_Omni (http://twitter.com/Derek_Omni) - Derek Daniels, Video Game Designer on undisclosed title





Adventure Company Games:


TheAdventureCo (http://twitter.com/TheAdventureCo) - Official Twitter account for Adventure Company Games




Agora Games:


ChrisA9 (http://twitter.com/chrisa9) - Christian Arca, Lead Designer at Agora Games



JDiz5 (http://twitter.com/JDiz5) - Jodi Bernardini, Designer at Agora Games




Antair Games:


AntairGames (http://twitter.com/AntairGames) - Gavin Bowman, developer at Antair Games


 
ArenaNet (Part of NCSoft):


Brinstar (http://twitter.com/brinstar) - Regina Buenaobra, Community Manager for Guild Wars



ArenaNet (http://twitter.com/arenanet) - Official Twitter account for ArenaNet, developer of Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2


Mkerstein (http://twitter.com/Mkerstein) - German Community Manager for Guild Wars


jpetrie (http://twitter.com/jpetrie) - Josh, Petrie, Tools programmer at ArenaNet


 

Bethesda Softworks:


Fizzbang (http://twitter.com/Fizzbang) - Fred Zeleny, Designer at Bethesda Softworks


ghost_girl13 (http://twitter.com/ghost_girl13) - Megan Sawyer, Environment Artist at Bethesda Softworks


 


 


Big Ant Studios:



JohnSietsma (http://twitter.com/JohnSietsma) - John Sietsma, Lead Programmer


 


 
Big Fish Games:


BigFishgames (http://twitter.com/BigFishgames) - Official Twitter account for Big Fish Games


 
Bioware:



SWTOR (http://twitter.com/swtor) - Official Twitter account for Star Wars - The Old Republic


AshenTemper (http://twitter.com/AshenTemper) - Sean Dahlberg, Community Manager for Star Wars: The Old Republic


 


Truffle (http://Twitter.com/Truffle) - Christina Norman, Senior Technical Designer



Acanaday (http://twitter.com/Acanaday) - Aaron Canaday, Environment Artist


 


 
Blitz Game Studios:


SpreeTree (http://twitter.com/SpreeTree) - Lee Winder, Technical Manager for Blitz Arcade


Blitz1up (http://twitter.com/Blitz1up) - Official Twitter account for Blitz 1up program



ChrisSwan (http://twitter.com/ChrisSwan) - Chris Swan, Business Development Director for Blitz Arcade Division


MikeBithell (http://twitter.com/MikeBithell) - Mike Bithell, Designer for Blitz Arcade Division


NicholasRodgers (http://twitter.com/NicholasRodgers) - Nick Rodgers, Animator




Blue Omega Entertainment:



gothaggis (http://twitter.com/gothaggis) - Geoff Rowland, Programming Support for Blue Omega Entertainment


 
Bungie:


voMethod (http://twitter.com/voMethod) - Seth Gibson, Technical Director at Bungie


 
ByteClub:



ByteClub (http://twitter.com/ByteClub) - Official Twitter account for ByteClub, an iPhone game company


 
Caffeine Monster Software:


CaffeineMonster (http://www.twitter.com/caffeinemonster)  - Official Twitter account for indie game dev Caffeine Monster Software
 (http://http)





Capcom:


Capcom_Unity (http://twitter.com/Capcom_Unity) - Official Twitter account for Capcom


 
Carbine Studios (Part of NCSoft) :


_Aether_ (http://twitter.com/_Aether_) - Troy Hewitt, Associate Producer/Community Lead on Carbine’s secret MMO



LivingWorlds (http://twitter.com/LivingWorlds) - Steve Williams




Cartoon Network:


AdultSwimGames (http://twitter.com/adultswimgames) - Official Twitter account for Adult Swim Games




CCP Games:



CCPGames (http://twitter.com/CCPGames) - Official Twitter account for CCP Games




Cryptic Studios:


CrypticStudios (http://twitter.com/CrypticStudios) - Official Twitter account for Cryptic Studios


 


CrypticAwen (http://twitter.com/CrypticAwen) - Nicole Hamlett, Senior Community Representative



CrypticStudios (http://twitter.com/CrypticStudios) - Official Twitter account for Cryptic Studios


CrypticDiamonds (http://twitter.com/CrypticDiamonds) -Cryptic Developer


CrypticZinc (http://twitter.com/CrypticZinc) - Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer for Star Trek Online


CrypticArkayne (http://twitter.com/CrypticArkayne) - Randy Mosiondz, Lead Designer on Champions Online


CrypticAlivet (http://twitter.com/CrypticAlivet) - Alivet, Community Content Writer for Champions Online and Star Trek Online


Cryptic_Chrono (http://twitter.com/Cryptic_Chrono) - Bill Roper



CrypticMegaN (http://twitter.com/CrypticMegaN) - MegaN, Localization Manager and Audio Producer


CrypticFireCait (http://twitter.com/CrypticFireCait) - Cryptic FireCait, Producer


CrypticKatalyst (http://twitter.com/CrypticKatalyst) - Online Community Relations Rep for Champions Online


CrypticKestrel (http://twitter.com/CrypticKestrel) - Writer for Star Trek Online


 


 


 



Digital Cream:


Matthewmford (http://twitter.com/Matthewmford) - Matthew Ford, President


 


 


Divide by Zero Games :


joeludwig (http://twitter.com/joeludwig) - Joe Ludwig, CTO of Divide By Zero Games



 


 


doublesix games:


doublesix (http://twitter.com/doublesix) - Official Twitter account for doublesix games


 


 


 


DoubleTap Games:



DoubleTapGames (http://twitter.com/DoubleTapGames) - Official Twitter account for DoubleTap Games


 


 
Eat Sleep Play:


Djaffe (http://twitter.com/djaffe) - David Jaffe,  founder and Video Game Designer known for games like God of War


 
Electric Sheep Company:



CCarella (http://twitter.com/ccarella) - Chris Carella, Chief Creative Officer


MattBrooklyn (http://twitter.com/mattbrooklyn) - Matt Dominianni, Creative Director


Swords (http://twitter.com/swords) -  John Swords, Director of Business Development


JonahG (http://twitter.com/jonahg) - Jonah Gold, Producer



 
Electronic Arts:


EA (http://twitter.com/ea) - Official Twitter account for EA


Weezul (http://twitter.com/weezul) - Jon, Online Marketing Manager for EA


EAMobile (http://twitter.com/eamobile) - Craig, Community Manager for EA Mobile



sk88z (http://twitter.com/sk88z) - Alain Qunto, EA Sports Community Manager


TheSim3 (http://twitter.com/TheSims3) - Official Twitter account for The Sims 3


TheSims2 (http://twitter.com/TheSims2) - Official Twitter account for The Sims 2


Dewiel (http://twitter.com/Dewiel) - Justin Dewiel, EA Sports Community Manager



Raczilla (http://twitter.com/raczilla) - Will Kinsler, EA Sports Community Manager


IsaacClarke (http://twitter.com/isaacclarke) - Official Twitter account for Dead Space


PBrush (http://twitter.com/pbrush) - Doug Brooks, Technical Director at EA


Monkey_Pants (http://twitter.com/Monkey_Pants) - Ian Milham, Art Director for Dead Space at EA



Blizzzz (http://twitter.com/blizzzz) - Dave Blizard, Lighting Director and CG Supervision at EA Redwood Shores


SledgeHammer70 (http://twitter.com/sledgehammer70) - Mathew Everett, Community Manager for all games at Pandemic Studios


Sargonas (http://twitter.com/sargonas) - Jay,Operations Manager for Rupture at EA


MatthewPruitt (http://twitter.com/matthewpruitt) - Matthew Pruitt, Community Manager for Electronic Arts



9floating (http://twitter.com/9floating) - Mihai Pohontu, Director of QA WW at EA


CrackedActor (http://twitter.com/CrackedActor) - Jaap Tuinman, Online Community/Social Marketing guy at EA


undeadpixels (http://twitter.com/undeadpixels) - James Kono, Game Designer at EA


slicedlime (http://twitter.com/slicedlime) - Programmer at EA Dice



sanspants (http://twitter.com/sanspants) - Matt Fleming, Assistant Designer on Ultima Online


plastk (http://twitter.com/plastk) - Andrew Sabri, Software Engineer at EA Sports working on Madden 2010


hippyjump (http://twitter.com/hippyjump) - Ron Yatco, Community Manager for EA Canada (skate 2, Need for Speed)


BFHeroes (http://twitter.com/bfheroes) - Official Twitter account for Battlefield Heroes



ian_cummings (http://twitter.com/ian_cummings) - Ian Cummings, Lead Designer for Madden 2010


earom (http://twitter.com/earom) - Community Manager for EA Sports Football (Soccer) World


Monogamie (http://twitter.com/Monogamie) - Game Designer/Programmer at EA Mobile


zhiwiller (http://twitter.com/zhiwiller) - Zack Hiwiller, Designer at EA Tiburon (EA Sports)



DICECommunity (http://twitter.com/DICECommunity) - Official Twitter account for DICE


Blijack (http://twitter.com/Blijack) - Brent Dady, Product Manager at EA


NeedForSpeedCom (http://twitter.com/NeedForSpeedCom) - Official Twitter account for NeedforSpeed.com


MatthewPruitt (http://twitter.com/MatthewPruitt) - Matt Pruitt, Community Manager at EA LA



CodeCow (http://twitter.com/CodeCow) - Louis Gascoigne, programmer at EA Redwood


CriterionGames (http://twitter.com/Criterion_Games) - Official Twitter account for Criterion Games


StephensonMC (http://twitter.com/StephensonMC) - Marcus Stephenson, Producer on the NBA LIVE Franchise at EA Sports


MicheleVerde (http://twitter.com/MicheleVerde) - Michele Aguilar, Product Manager for EA Mobile Games



 


EA_APOC (http://twitter.com/EA_APOC) - Command and Conquer Community Manager


Loki_Diego (http://twitter.com/Loki_Diego) - Thomas Holt, Senior Art Lead on Dead Space and Art Director for Dead Space Extraction


Awedgirl (http://twitter.com/Awedgirl) - Caryl Shaw, producer on Spore


 




Endrant Studios:



neilp (http://twitter.com/neilp) - Managing Director of Endrant Studios


 


 


Epic Sound:


Aandersen (http://twitter.com/Aandersen) - Asbjoern Andersen, co-founder


 







Everplay:


JussiL (http://twitter.com/JussiL) - Jussi Laakkonen, CEO of Everplay



 


 
Flying Lab Software:


FLS_Danicia (http://twitter.com/FLS_Danicia) - Danicia, Forum Specialist at FLS



FLS_Rusty (http://twitter.com/FLS_Rusty) - CEO of Flying Lab Software


FLS_Misha (http://twitter.com/FLS_Misha) - Producer at FLS


FLS_Rhaegar (http://twitter.com/FLS_Rhaegar) - Tom Atkinson-Edwards, Community Team Lead at FLS


FLS_Raymond (http://twitter.com/FLS_Raymond) - Content Lead at FLS



FLS_bsharp (http://twitter.com/FLS_bsharp) - Art Director at FLS


FLS_Mat (http://twitter.com/FLS_Mat) - Animation Lead at FLS


FLS_Brady (http://twitter.com/FLS_Brady) - Lead Programmer at FLS


FLS_Fraxl (http://twitter.com/FLS_Fraxl) - Associate Producer atFLS



FLS_Nutch (http://twitter.com/FLS_Nutch) - CS Lead at FLS


FLS_Isildur (http://twitter.com/FLS_Isildur) - Lead Designer at FLS


FLS_Daeke (http://twitter.com/FLS_Daeke) - Community Liaison at FLS


 



 


Four Door Lemon:


Barog (http://twitter.com/Barog) - Simon Barratt


 


 
Funcom:


RagnarTornquist (http://twitter.com/RagnarTornquist) - Ragnar Tornquist, developer of The Longest Journey, and Dreamfall





GameLayers:


Jah (http://twitter.com/Jah) - Jason Hall, developer on PMOG


PMOG (http://twitter.com/PMOG) - Official Twitter account for PMOG




Gamesville.com:



chriscummings01 (http://twitter.com/chriscummings01) - Product Manager for Gamesville.com


Gamesville (http://twitter.com/Gamesville) - Official Twitter account for Gamesville.com


 


 


Ganz:


Mcleodg (http://twitter.com/Mcleodg) - Gord McLeod, Game Designer at Ganz



 




Gearbox Software:


GearboxSoftware (http://twitter.com/GearboxSoftware) - Official Twitter account for Gearbox Software


Pandemicennui (http://twitter.com/Pandemicennui) - Allison &#8220;ennui&#8221; Berryman, Community Manager at Gearbox



 


 


Halfbrick:


Halfbrick (http://twitter.com/Halfbrick) - Official Twitter account for Halfbrick


 


 
Harmonix:


HMXCasey (http://twitter.com/HMXCasey) - Casey, Designer at Harmonix



JohntDrake (http://twitter.com/johntdrake) - John Drake, Director of PR at Harmonix and drummer for The Main Drag


HarmonixSean (http://twitter.com/HarmonixSean) - Sean Baptiste, Community Manager at Harmonix


JChausse (http://twitter.com/jchausse) - Jeff Chausse, Web Director at Harmonix


Dan_Schmidt (http://twitter.com/dan_schmidt) - Dan Schmidt, Game Developer at Harmonix and guitarist for Honest Bob



CowPieSurprise (http://twitter.com/cowpiesurprise) - Rob Weychert, developer at Harmonix


DeliciousBees (http://twitter.com/deliciousbees) - DanT, Senior Designer at Harmonix


JasonKendall (http://twitter.com/JasonKendall) - Jason Kendall, developer at Harmonix


MattBoch (http://twitter.com/mattboch) - Matt Boch, Hardware Creative Designer at Harmonix and Singer/Bassisist/Keyboardist of The Main Drag



Slapworth (http://twitter.com/Slapworth) - Chris Foster, Design Director at Harmonix


Alex_Navarro (http://twitter.com/Alex_Navarro) -  Alex Navarro, Moderator at Harmonix and well known for his work at Gamespot.com


fishmcgill (http://twitter.com/fishmcgill) - Harmonix Web Associate Producer


Tweakin0ut (http://twitter.com/Tweakin0ut) - Jason Silva, QA Art System Owner at Harmonix



Bebop_Monkey (http://twitter.com/Bebop_Monkey) - Matt Kelly, Producer


 


 


Hothead Games:


Nelsormensch[/url] - Nels Anderson, Programmer


 




Incongnito Entertainment :



DylanJobe (http://twitter.com/dylanjobe) - Dylan Jobe, Studio Director at Incognito Entertainment


 
Infinity Ward:


InfinityWard (http://twitter.com/infinityward) -Infinity Ward’s official Twitter account


FourZeroTwo (http://twitter.com/fourzerotwo) - Robert Bowling, Infinity Ward’s Director of Communications/Community Manager



 


 


Introversion Software:


IVSoftware (http://twitter.com/IVSoftware) - Official Twitter account for Introversion Software


 




Ion Storm:


Harvey1966 (http://twitter.com/Harvey1966) - Harvey Smith from Ion Storm





Io Interactive:


Heilemann (http://twitter.com/Heilemann) - Michael Heilemann, level designer at Io Interactive


 
JForce Games:


JForceGames (http://twitter.com/JForceGames) - Official Twitter account for JForce Games





Jormy:


Jormy (http://twitter.com/Jormy) - Official Twitter account for Jormy Games


 
Kaos Studios:


Kaos Studios (http://twitter.com/KaosStudios) - Kaos Studios’ official Twitter Account



Mjayg (http://twitter.com/mjayg) - Mitch Gross, Community Manager for Kaos Studios



 Klei Entertainment:


biiigfoot (http://twitter.com/biiigfoot) - Founder of Klei Entertainment


 


 



Krome Studios:


Gazunta (http://twitter.com/Gazunta) - Cameron Davis, Lead Designer


 




Large Animal Games:


LargeAnimal (http://twitter.com/LargeAnimal) - Wade Tinney, CEO of Large Animal Games


MattwKelly (http://twitter.com/MattwKelly) - Matt Kelly, Server Engineer for Large Animal Games



 
Lionhead Studios:


LionheadStudios (http://twitter.com/LionHeadStudios) - Official Twitter account for Lionhead Studios


paulecoyote (http://twitter.com/paulecoyote) - Paul Evans, Programmer at Lionhead Studios


Alyatirno (http://twitter.com/Alyatirno) - Eduardo Hulshof, Gameplay and Cutscene Scripter





Lucas Arts Games:


LucasArtsGames (http://twitter.com/LucasArtsGames) - Official Twitter account for Lucas Arts Games


Carmethene (http://twitter.com/Carmethene) - Neil Wakefield, Senior Audio Programmer




Looking Glass:



Endless_Summer[/url] -  Austin Grossman from the Looking Glass team






Macguffin Games:


MacguffinGames (http://twitter.com/MacguffinGames) - Scott Macmillan, founder at Macguffin Games (indie game startup in Boston)




Manifest Games:



BryanElliott1 (http://twitter.com/bryanelliott1) - Bryan Elliott, Interactive Brand Strategy for Manifest Games




Metaplace:


Cuppy (http://twitter.com/cuppy) - Tami Baribeau, Community Manager at Metaplace


m3mnoch (http://twitter.com/m3mnoch) - Christoper Chapman, Director of Web Development at Metaplace



fleck99pf (http://twitter.com/fleck99pf) - Patrick Ferland, Content Developer (and blogger at WorldIV)


RaphKoster (http://twitter.com/RaphKoster) - Raph Koster, CEO




Microsoft (includes Xbox 360 Division):


MajorNelson (http://twitter.com/majornelson) - Director of Programming for Xbox Live, AKA &#8220;Xbox Live’s Major Nelson&#8221;



Trixie360 (http://twitter.com/trixie360) - Xbox Live’s Trixie360,  Community Manager for Xbox Live


Bastelyon (http://twitter.com/bastelyon) - Tony Hynes, Gamerscore Blog


Stepto (http://twitter.com/Stepto) - StephenToulouse, in charge of Policy and Enforcement for Xbox Live


SixOkay (http://twitter.com/SixOkay) - Justin, Community Manager for the Gears of War franchise



NelsonRodriguez (http://twitter.com/NelsonRodriguez) - Nelson Rodriguez, Gamerscore Blog


CPaladino (http://twitter.com/CPaladino) - Chris Paladino, Gamerscore Blog


JohnNoonan (http://twitter.com/johnnoonan) - John Noonan, Game Developer and host of the Platform Biased podcast from Microsoft Game Studios


Dlangar (http://twitter.com/dlangar) - Dusty Monk, Halo Wars programmer at Ensemble Studios



XNACommunity (http://twitter.com/XNACommunity) - Official Twitter account for the XNA Community Team


NinjaHarlot (http://twitter.com/NinjaHarlot) - Kathleen, XNA Community Manager


 


Not3xt (http://twitter.com/Not3xt) - Kris Hall, developer at Microsoft in the Xbox 360 division


W1gg1n (http://twitter.com/W1gg1n) - Tom Wiggin, Xbox.com Games and Music Coordinator



 




Midway Games:


Aneurexorcyst (http://twitter.com/Aneurexorcyst) - Sean Noonan, Mission Designer at Midway Studios Newcastle


Noobde (http://twitter.com/Noobde) - Ed Boon, Co-Creator and Team Lead for Mortal Kombat


Hecterrific (http://twitter.com/Hecterrific) - Hector Sanchez, Producer for Mortal Kombat



 
Mind Control Software:


Hunterprime (http://twitter.com/Hunterprime) - Ross Sigworth, IT Director at Mind Control Software (Indie Game Dev)




Mockingbird Games:


TroyGilbert (http://twitter.com/TroyGilbert) - Troy Gilbert, Co-Founder and Designer/Developer of Mockingbird



PlayMockingBird (http://twitter.com/PlayMockingBird) - Official Twitter account for Mockingbird




Monolith:


Dayne_McClurg (http://twitter.com/Dayne_McClurg) - Dayne McClurg, Community Manager for FEAR 2


 


 



Motus Digital:


MotusDigital (http://twitter.com/MotusDigital) - Official Twitter account for Motus Digital


 




Mythic Entertainment:


JoshDrescher (http://twitter.com/JoshDrescher) - Josh Drescher, producer of Warhammer Online


Thatbarnettblok (http://twitter.com/thatbarnettblok) - Paul Barnett, Creative Director for Warhammer Online



CGouskos (http://twitter.com/CGouskos) - Carrie Gouskos, Associate Producer at Mythic


S_McNair (http://twitter.com/S_McNair) - Content Developer at Mythic


DestinBales (http://twitter.com/DestinBales) - Destin Bales, Live Producer




NaturalMotion:



backbreaker (http://twitter.com/backbreaker) - Official Twitter account for BackBreaker




Naughty Dog:


Naughty_Dog (http://twitter.com/Naughty_Dog) - Official Twitter account for Naughty Dog


Arne360 (http://twitter.com/arne360) - Arne, Marketing/PR guy at Naughty Dog



 
NCSoft:


GhostRaptor (http://twitter.com/GhostRaptor) - Alex Weekes, Territory Franchise Coordinator for City of Heroes


Aion_En (http://twitter.com/Aion_En) - Official Twitter account for Aion North America/UK


Aion_de (http://twitter.com/Aion_de) - Official Twitter account for Aion Germany



Aion_fr (http://twitter.com/Aion_fr) - Official Twitter account for Aion France


 


 


NDOORS Interactive:


ChusandJeans (http://twitter.com/ChusandJeans) - Dennis Yi, Marking Coordinator


 





NGMoco:


ngmoco[/url] - Official Twitter account for NGMoco, iPhone game developer


bluefintoro[/url] - Alan Yu from NGMoco


 
NinjaBee:



Vcope (http://twitter.com/vcope) - Valerie Chapman Cope,  PR/marketer for videogame developer NinjaBee


NinjaBeeGames (http://twitter.com/NinjaBeeGames) - Official Twitter account for NinjaBee


Lanekiri (http://twitter.com/Lanekiri) - Lane Kiriyama, NinjaBee CFO


Gostay (http://twitter.com/Gostay) - Steve Taylor, President and Founder


 



Nvidia:


NvidiaDeveloper (http://twitter.com/NvidiaDeveloper) - Official Twitter account for Nvidia announcements relevant to game developers


LetsKillDave (http://twitter.com/LetsKillDave) - David Weller, Developer Programs Manager at Nvidia






Obsidian Entertainment:


Obsidian_Ent (http://twitter.com/Obsidian_Ent) - Official Twitter account for Obsidian Entertainment



Mikey2&#215;4 (http://twitter.com/Mikey2x4) - Mikey Dowling, QA Tester


Gnollsarejerks (http://twitter.com/Gnollsarejerks) - Ashley BEtters, QA Tester


Framerate (http://twitter.com/Framerate) - Justin Reynard, Programmer






Ohai:


Hartsman (http://twitter.com/hartsman) - Founder of Ohai (Stealth MMOG startup), Scott Hartsman.  Well known for leading the EverQuest 2 team and his work at SOE



cjunior (http://twitter.com/cjunior) - Chris Junior, game designer at Ohai


missdoomcookie (http://twitter.com/missdoomcookie) - Lindsay Morgan Lockhart




Phantom Compass:


TonyWalsh (http://twitter.com/TonyWalsh) - Tony Walsh, Founding Director of Toronto-based indie game dev Phantom Compass



 


PMOG:


Jah (http://twitter.com/Jah) - Justin Hall, developer on PMOG


Merci (http://twitter.com/Merci) - Merci Grace, designer on PMOG






Popcap Games:


Popcap_games (http://twitter.com/popcap_games) - Official Twitter account for Popcap Games



LBB (http://twitter.com/LBB) - PopCap Online Marketing Director


Giordanobc (http://twitter.com/Giordanobc) - Giordano Bruno Contestabile, Senior Director of Business Development - Asia Pacific




Powerhead Games:


Aniline (http://twitter.com/Aniline) - Christy Sawyer, Lead Artist at Powerhead Games



ChrisLamb (http://twitter.com/ChrisLamb) - Chris Lamb, Designer at Powerhead Games






Propaganda Games:


RobertlDavidson (http://twitter.com/RobertlDavidson) - Robert Davidson, Lead Game Designer for Propaganda Games


 
PushButton Labs:



timaste (http://twitter.com/timaste) - Timothy Aste, developer at PushButton


jefftunn (http://twitter.com/jefftunn) - Jeff Tunnell, developer at PushButton
  (http://http)


rickoman (http://twitter.com/rickoman) - Rick Overman, developer at PushButton

  (http://http)


seansulli (http://twitter.com/seansulli) - Sean Sullivan, developer at PushButton
  (http://http)


bengarney (http://twitter.com/bengarney) - Ben Garney, developer at PushButton


pushbuttonlabs (http://twitter.com/pushbuttonlabs) - Official Twitter account for PushButton





Queasy Games:


queasy00 (http://twitter.com/queasy00) - Jonathan Mak, Queasy Games




Red Storm Entertainment:


JunkyardRocket (http://twitter.com/JunkyardRocket) - Ryan Leigh, AI Engineer







Sega:


SegaAmerica (http://twitter.com/SegaAmerica) - Official Twitter account for Sega America


Phantasystar (http://twitter.com/Phantasystar) - Official Twitter account for Phantasy Star


totalwar (http://twitter.com/totalwar) - Official Twitter account for Total War



valkyriatribune (http://twitter.com/valkyriatribune) - Official Twitter account for Valkyria Chronicles


 


Serious Business Games:


Stanrule1 (http://twitter.com/Stanrule1) - Andrew Sipotz, Community Manager




Shattered Reality Interactive:


DamonG (http://twitter.com/DamonG) - Damon, founder of Shattered Reality Interactive(Indie Studio), developers of Kaos War



 
Slant Six Games:


SlantSixGames (http://twitter.com/SlantSixGames) - Official Twitter account for Slant Six Games


DavidSeymour (http://twitter.com/DavidSeymour) - David Seymour, Design Director at Slant Six Games


ZoeFlower (http://twitter.com/ZoeFlower) - Media Manager at Slant Six GamesSlant Six Games:






Slipgate Ironworks:



TheRomero (http://twitter.com/TheRomero) - John Romero, famed Game Developer and EVP of Game Development at Slipgate Ironworks




Splash Damage:


SplashDamage (http://twitter.com/SplashDamage) - Official Twitter account for Splash Damage





Soldak:


Soldak (http://twitter.com/Soldak) - Official Twitter account for Soldak Entertainment






Sony Online Entertainment:


Brenlo (http://twitter.com/Brenlo) - Alan Crosby, Director of Global Community Relations for SOE



Ashlanne (http://twitter.com/Ashlanne) - Amy, Community Manager at SOE


Free_Realms (http://twitter.com/Free_Realms) - Official Twitter account for Free Realms


Raijinn (http://twitter.com/raijinn) - Joel, Community Manager at SOE


SOEllyra (http://twitter.com/SOEllyra) - Community Relations for SOE (Vanguard: Saga of Heroes)



SOEGordo (http://twitter.com/SOEGordo) - Gordo, Community Relations at SOE


Grimwell (http://twitter.com/Grimwell) - Grimwell, Senior Community Relations Manager at SOE


Valara (http://twitter.com/valara) - Community Manaer for Star Wars Galaxies


feconix (http://twitter.com/feconix) - Luke Sigmund, Senior Designer on Free Realms



autenil (http://twitter.com/autenil) - Josh Kriegshauser, Tech director on EQ2
 (http://http)


Eovania (http://twitter.com/Eovania) - Vanessa Barrera, Internat. Community Relations (German Speaking Communities)


Momochii (http://twitter.com/Momochii) - Momochi, Japanese Community Relations at SOE







Sony:


Qore (http://twitter.com/Qore) - Official Twitter account for Qore


Veronica (http://twitter.com/Veronica) - Veronica Belmont, Host of Qore


SonyPlayStation (http://twitter.com/SonyPlayStation) - Official Twitter account for SCEA



JonathanHawkins (http://twitter.com/JonathanHawkins) - Jonathan Hawkins, Level Designer for God of War 2 and 3 at Sony Santa Monica


SamProtagonist (http://twitter.com/SamProtagonist) - Sam Bennett, Senior Community Development Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment


Zakupilot256 (http://twitter.com/Zakupilot256) - Marcello Lagosh, Marketing Assistant at SCEA


JonathanHawkins[/url] - Jonathan Hawkins, Level Designer for God of War 2 and 3 at Sony Santa Monica and worked on God of War 1.


LarryD (http://twitter.com/LarryD) - Lawrence Docherty, Programmer at SCEE





SouthPeak Games :


SouthPeakGames (http://twitter.com/SouthPeakGames) - Official Twitter Account for SouthPeak Games




Splitscreen Studios:


markbuchholz (http://twitter.com/markbuchholz) - Mark Buchholz, Founder and CTO of Splitscreen Studios (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamburg/Splitscreen-Studios-Hamburg/44142581729) (Small studio who makes browser based MMOGs)





Stardock Entertainment:


Stardock (http://twitter.com/stardock) - Official Twitter account for Stardock


mittense (http://twitter.com/mittense) - Trent Polack, Game Developer at Stardock


ImpulseDriven (http://twitter.com/ImpulseDriven) - Official Twitter account for Stardock’s game distribution platform &#8220;Impulse&#8221;



islanddog (http://twitter.com/islanddog) - Technology Evangelist/Blogger at Stardock


Zoomba (http://twitter.com/Zoomba) - Michael Crassweller, Digital Publishing (Impulse) at Stardock




Streaming Colour Studios :


OwenGoss (http://twitter.com/OwenGoss) - Owen Goss, Founder of Streaming Colour Studios



 


Suggestive Content Interactive:


Godsized (http://twitter.com/Godsized) - Dave Haas, Creative Director


 


Tale of Tales:


TaleofTales (http://twitter.com/TaleofTales) - Official Twitter account for Tale of Tales


 


Telltale Games:



TelltaleGames (http://twitter.com/TelltaleGames) - Official Twitter account for Telltale Games


Seanovanaman (http://twitter.com/Seanovanaman) - Sean Vanaman, Writer/Designer at Telltale Games


 


ThatGameCompany:


JenovaChen (http://twitter.com/JenovaChen) - Developer at ThatGameCompany


 


THQ:



t_ryan_arnold (http://twitter.com/t_ryan_arnold) - Ryan Arnold, THQ QA Database Administrator


Scapes (http://twitter.com/Scapes) - Evan Berman, Community Manager for THQ*ICE


 


Three Melons:


BatMelon (http://twitter.com/BatMelon) - Mariano Suarez Battan, CEO


ThreeMelons (http://twitter.com/threemelons) - Official Twitter account for Three Melons


liondart[/url] - Lead Artist at Three Melons



 


Titan Studios:


Mundinator (http://twitter.com/Mundinator) - John Mundy, Senior Designer on Fat Princess




Torus Games:

TrentKusters (http://http) - Trent Kusters, Designer at Torus Games



 


Treyarch:


JD_2020 (http://twitter.com/jd_2020) - Josh Olin, Community Manager for Call of Duty: World at War


 


Tuna Technologies:


CletusClay (http://twitter.com/CletusClay) - Official Twitter account for Cletus Clay


Newretro (http://twitter.com/Newretro) - Alex Amsel, Managing Director



Andrewcrawshaw (http://twitter.com/Andrewcrawshaw) - Andrew Crawshaw, Creative Director




Ubisoft:


FragDolls (http://twitter.com/FragDolls) - Official Twitter account for the Frag Dolls


 


Vae Victis Studio:


VaeVictisGames (http://twitter.com/VaeVictisGames) - Official Twitter account for Vae Victis



itomi (http://twitter.com/itomi) - Antonio Moro, Creative Director at Vae Victis


 


 


Veiled Games:


VeiledGames (http://twitter.com/VeiledGames) - Evan, Lead Designer at Veiled Games


 




Vivox:



AutumnKiss (http://twitter.com/AutumnKiss) - Community Manager for Vivox


mbellows (http://twitter.com/mbellows) - Matthew Bellows, VP of Consumer Strategy at Vivox


 


WB Games:


BenLile (http://twitter.com/BenLile) - Ben Lile, Usability Manager at WB Games





Webcarzz:


Webcarzz (http://twitter.com/Webcarzz) - Official Twitter account for Webcarzz


 


Wolfire Games:


Wolfire (http://twitter.com/Wolfire) - Official Twitter account for Wolfire Games, ran by Jeffrey Rosen





Unannounced Studios, Independent Game Devs/Industry folks:


CuppaJo_ATX (http://twitter.com/CuppaJo_ATX) - April Burba, formerly of NCSoft, now at an unnamed studio working on an unnamed project.


jeremypreacher (http://twitter.com/jeremypreacher) - Jeremy Preacher, former Community Manager for UO, now LFG


clevercelt (http://twitter.com/clevercelt) - Video Game Consultant



JurieOnGames (http://twitter.com/JurieOnGames) - Jurie Horneman, free-lance game designer/Producer


MrNokill (http://twitter.com/MrNokill) - Arjen Meijer, Game Designer


EgoAnt (http://twitter.com/EgoAnt) - Aaron Clifford


Zaphodgjd (http://twitter.com/Zaphodgjd) - Graeme Devine, Lead writer on Halo Wars, formally Microsoft/Ensemble Studios



NoobCakes (http://twitter.com/NoobCakes) - Steve Cantu, former UI Artist for Treyarch and currently a freelance UI artist/graphic designer


AdrianCrook (http://twitter.com/AdrianCrook) - Adrian Crook, independent developer/industry consultant


AiGameDev (http://twitter.com/AiGameDev) - Alex Champandard, Game AI Consultant


Amely (http://twitter.com/Amely) - Anne Toole, co-founder of Writers Cabal, contract game writer and designer



CorvusE (http://twitter.com/CorvusE) - Corvus Elrod, freelance writer and indie game designer


ChrisTilton (http://twitter.com/ChrisTilton) - Chris Tilton, freelance music composer


ElvishParsley (http://twitter.com/ElvishParsley) - Justin Webb, senior designer at TenCent Boston


Zoombapup (http://twitter.com/Zoombapup) - Phil Carlisle


JackalShorns (http://twitter.com/JackalShorns) - Jason Schklar, Freelance Game and User Experience Consultant



GetOurArcade (http://twitter.com/GetOurArcade) - Will Brierly, creator of arcade game &#8220;Get Outta My Face&#8221;


Havchr (http://twitter.com/Havchr) - Havard Christensen, co-founder of Tumbleweed Interactive


ITS_Invisible - Michael Grand, Lead Programmer of IfThen Software LLC


[url=http]gambrinous - Official Twitter account for Gambrinous


[url=http]GamesWriting - James Parker, Freelance Script Writer/Designer


[url=http]GBGames - Gianfranco, Owner of GBGames, LLC



[url=http]A_steroid - Andrey Podoprigora, Head of A-Steroids


[url=http]Rockjaw - Stephen Reid, ex-NCSoft Europe Community and Content guy[/spoiler:ew9gfh72] (http://http)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ninteen45 on July 26, 2009, 04:27:18 PM
Split the post?

Also, to many line breaks!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on July 26, 2009, 04:33:12 PM
Quote from: "Ninteen45"
Split the post?

Also, to many line breaks!
I converted it from HTML to bbcode using a website. S'just the way it came out. I'm not going to go through and edit just for aesthetics. I actually forgot to link to the original page, too. Here it is (http://gameindustrytweet.com/video-game-companies-on-twitter/).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on July 27, 2009, 09:00:18 PM
Does anyone here enjoy playing Civilization IV?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on July 28, 2009, 02:27:50 AM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Does anyone here enjoy playing Civilization IV?

I LOVE the Civ series... but it won't work on my computer for some reason.  Stopped working before XP and not even the hubby can get it to work and he's a brilliant technophile.  So who knows.  But yeah, I love it!!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: liveyoungdiefast on July 28, 2009, 07:15:03 AM
I got into the Half Life 2 Games a few years too late...

I like RTS, all of the Dawn of War games. I have a DS and an SP, I mostly play Pokemon games on them. Ruby and Sapphire on the DS, Gold and Silver on the SP.

I have a Wii. Am a Guitar Hero 'expert'.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on July 28, 2009, 10:17:10 PM
Quote from: "rlrose328"
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Does anyone here enjoy playing Civilization IV?

I LOVE the Civ series... but it won't work on my computer for some reason.  Stopped working before XP and not even the hubby can get it to work and he's a brilliant technophile.  So who knows.  But yeah, I love it!!

That's a shame. It works fine for me and I use Vista.

For a relatively new player such as myself, this game is rather difficult to master. I'm very good in the beginning. I'm very good at building the economy, the military, etc. In the later stages of the game, like around 2000 AD+, other civilizations start to gain on me and on occasion pass me. It can become frustrating! Yet, I'm addicted to it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on July 28, 2009, 10:23:27 PM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Quote from: "rlrose328"
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Does anyone here enjoy playing Civilization IV?

I LOVE the Civ series... but it won't work on my computer for some reason.  Stopped working before XP and not even the hubby can get it to work and he's a brilliant technophile.  So who knows.  But yeah, I love it!!

That's a shame. It works fine for me and I use Vista.

For a relatively new player such as myself, this game is rather difficult to master. I'm very good in the beginning. I'm very good at building the economy, the military, etc. In the later stages of the game, like around 2000 AD+, other civilizations start to gain on me and on occasion pass me. It can become frustrating! Yet, I'm addicted to it.

Yeah, that happened with me, too.  But you're right, it's addicting... Sometimes, I'd just start a new game each day just to see how far I could get in 2 hours or 1 hour or on extreme difficulty.

Have you tried the Ages of Empires games?  They're massively fun, too.  It's not turn based, so you can fight other civs right then and there.  I lost so often, it wasn't funny... But it WAS fun!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on July 28, 2009, 10:35:05 PM
Quote from: "rlrose328"
Yeah, that happened with me, too.  But you're right, it's addicting... Sometimes, I'd just start a new game each day just to see how far I could get in 2 hours or 1 hour or on extreme difficulty.

Have you tried the Ages of Empires games?  They're massively fun, too.  It's not turn based, so you can fight other civs right then and there.  I lost so often, it wasn't funny... But it WAS fun!

I've played Age of Empires, but I prefer Rise of Nations. That game is basically Age of Empires, but in my opinion a better version of it. I would dominate that game. I always won using my military. I would just wipe civilizations off the map, but every now and then I would get involved in a HUGE war. What a great game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: NaturaLCalamity on August 05, 2009, 07:23:20 PM
I don't know if I'm the only one here, but I'm a huge Final Fantasy fan. I loved it since the 3rd one came out years ago. FF13 is on the way, and gosh, Square is taking awfully forever, teasing us with those amazing trailers and screens from the game. Also, during E3, they showed this trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwk3Ps3Jayw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwk3Ps3Jayw)

Ahhhhh! Can't wait. Hopefully, a FF online game done right!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on August 05, 2009, 08:24:04 PM
Quote from: "NaturaLCalamity"
I don't know if I'm the only one here, but I'm a huge Final Fantasy fan. I loved it since the 3rd one came out years ago. FF13 is on the way, and gosh, Square is taking awfully forever, teasing us with those amazing trailers and screens from the game. Also, during E3, they showed this trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwk3Ps3Jayw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwk3Ps3Jayw)

Ahhhhh! Can't wait. Hopefully, a FF online game done right!
Huge FF fan here, too. Mowed lawns when I was a kid to buy the first one for the NES (the game was $79, if that tells you anything). Fantastic games. I'm thinking about using the series as my case study for my dissertation research. Not sure anybody's done that before.  :idea:

I'll still probably stay away from 13. I like to be able to leave off and pick back up at my leisure without worrying about anybody else, you know?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on August 05, 2009, 11:00:32 PM
/Joins in on the Final Fantasy Fanclub

Total Fangirl right here. Surprisingly, I'm not as hyped as I thought I would be for XIII. I dunno, maybe it's because I'm the kind of person who loves the older games more so than the newer ones. I love I right on through to VI with VI being my Absolute Fav. It gets more points because it was my first RPG and FF game back when I got my PS1 :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: dartman on August 06, 2009, 05:17:55 PM
I play reality based games a lot, I really dislike MMORPG's as they quickly get boring, however, when playing with other people I become interested in them.

Games I have played:

Forza Motorsport 2

WRC 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005

WipEout 3, Fusion and some of HD

Gran Turismo 1,2,3,4 5 Prologue and I can't wait for the portable version.

Colin McRae: DiRT

Gears of War 2 (Horde mode only)

Race Pro

Battlefield: Bad Company

Battlefield 1943

Guild Wars (Prophecies, Factions and Nightfall on the recommedation of a friend)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on August 07, 2009, 06:09:30 PM
Anyone else a fan of Elder Scrolls? I've only played Oblivion, but I heard the previous versions, like Morrowind, were better than Oblivion!

I really enjoyed the Dark Brotherhood quests (who doesn't?) and the Thieves Guild quests. The Fighters Guild wasn't too bad either. The main quest, once beaten, is almost like an afterthought because there are so many side quests. What a great game.

I also have a question. I have the GOTY edition and I've been to the Shivering Isles a few times, but was never really interested in doing the quest. Is the main quest worth it in the end or is it nothing special?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Athiest33 on August 07, 2009, 08:36:53 PM
I am too obsessed with video games.

I own an NES, SNES, N64, GC, WII, PS2, GBA, GBASP, DS, and DSLite.

So basically, I own 11 systems, for GBA and PS2 have backwards compatibility.

:crazy:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on August 08, 2009, 01:29:48 AM
Quote from: "Athiest33"
I am too obsessed with video games.

I own an NES, SNES, N64, GC, WII, PS2, GBA, GBASP, DS, and DSLite.

So basically, I own 11 systems, for GBA and PS2 have backwards compatibility.

:crazy:

I have PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox, Gameboy Original, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Pocket, Gameboy Advance SP, and Nintendo DS.

Does anyone have Kirby Dreamland (black & white version)? I love that game!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on August 08, 2009, 12:46:17 PM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Anyone else a fan of Elder Scrolls? I've only played Oblivion, but I heard the previous versions, like Morrowind, were better than Oblivion!

I really enjoyed the Dark Brotherhood quests (who doesn't?) and the Thieves Guild quests. The Fighters Guild wasn't too bad either. The main quest, once beaten, is almost like an afterthought because there are so many side quests. What a great game.

I also have a question. I have the GOTY edition and I've been to the Shivering Isles a few times, but was never really interested in doing the quest. Is the main quest worth it in the end or is it nothing special?
Loved Oblivion. Hated Morrowind. Elder Scrolls V should be amazing, whenever they decide to put it out. I liked Fallout 3, too, but the drabness of it all kind of got to me after a while. I know, I know, it's post-Apocalyptic America, but does it have to be so damn gray?   roflol
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on August 08, 2009, 04:34:00 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Loved Oblivion. Hated Morrowind. Elder Scrolls V should be amazing, whenever they decide to put it out. I liked Fallout 3, too, but the drabness of it all kind of got to me after a while. I know, I know, it's post-Apocalyptic America, but does it have to be so damn gray?   roflol

Yeah, I played a little bit of Fallout too, and I agree with you. We all know it's supposed to be the end of the world, but do you have to make me go into real depression while playing a game?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on August 09, 2009, 10:51:48 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Loved Oblivion. Hated Morrowind. Elder Scrolls V should be amazing, whenever they decide to put it out. I liked Fallout 3, too, but the drabness of it all kind of got to me after a while. I know, I know, it's post-Apocalyptic America, but does it have to be so damn gray?   roflol
I love oblivion as well. But i was thinking of Fallout 3 as more green/gray, like a depressed matrix. Heard Elder Scrolls V is coming out in 2010ish.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on August 09, 2009, 02:19:45 PM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
I love oblivion as well. But i was thinking of Fallout 3 as more green/gray, like a depressed matrix. Heard Elder Scrolls V is coming out in 2010ish.
2010?  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: skurry on August 11, 2009, 02:23:59 AM
I'm a big fan of Civ 4... Revolutions on the DS is okay for portability but I really hope they make another PC version similar to 4.

BTW
Full length movie about WOW addiction; http://www.hulu.com/watch/87648/second-skin (http://www.hulu.com/watch/87648/second-skin)
I just finished watching it, kind of dumb but it is what it is
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on August 13, 2009, 03:16:12 PM
I've just bought Arma2 and by golly it is amazing!! I used to love Operation Flashpoint and this is essentially the same, just far better. The below is Arma2 running on a pretty sweet setup using TrackIR and Triplehead2go:

[youtube:12b1v5ej]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtjlmfAljh0[/youtube:12b1v5ej]


This next clip shows the true amazing potential of dogfighting:

[youtube:12b1v5ej]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiC59S2KbjM[/youtube:12b1v5ej]


So. All i need to do now is upgrade to a quad core with 8 gigs of RAM running windows 7 and a sexeh graphics card. 2 new wide screen monitors for Triplehead2go and a purchase of TrackIR.

Should only set me back £1000 :D

Roll on Christmas bonus!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on August 13, 2009, 03:37:19 PM
Hey Karadan - Nasa called... they need their shuttle back!
(damn, that's a sweet setup...)

Have you seen this one?  Half-Life with real guns (and shovels):
[youtube:1x93deln]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNZCS-coZjY[/youtube:1x93deln]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on August 13, 2009, 03:41:31 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Hey Karadan - Nasa called... they need their shuttle back!
(damn, that's a sweet setup...)

Have you seen this one?  Half-Life with real guns (and shovels):
[youtube]
What, no crowbar? For shame.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: skurry on August 13, 2009, 05:13:35 PM
I just bought a PSP off of Ebay and bought some games separately. The games arrived today, the PSP has not yet.

Does anyone have a PSP?


The game disks seem like they may be broken because the outer plastic separates and opens at the top. Does anyone know if this is normal?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on August 13, 2009, 06:09:31 PM
Quote from: "skurry"
I just bought a PSP off of Ebay and bought some games separately. The games arrived today, the PSP has not yet.

Does anyone have a PSP?


The game disks seem like they may be broken because the outer plastic separates and opens at the top. Does anyone know if this is normal?
I have a PSP. As far as I know, the plastic around the UMD shouldn't open. Does it securely latch back after it separates? None of my games do that (but, I'm only going from memory).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Athiest33 on August 13, 2009, 06:30:35 PM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Quote from: "Athiest33"
I am too obsessed with video games.

I own an NES, SNES, N64, GC, WII, PS2, GBA, GBASP, DS, and DSLite.

So basically, I own 11 systems, for GBA and PS2 have backwards compatibility.

:(
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on August 13, 2009, 09:07:41 PM
Quote from: "Athiest33"
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Quote from: "Athiest33"
I am too obsessed with video games.

I own an NES, SNES, N64, GC, WII, PS2, GBA, GBASP, DS, and DSLite.

So basically, I own 11 systems, for GBA and PS2 have backwards compatibility.

:(

That's a shame. I mean, what's life without being able to fight King Dedede to your heart's content?


That's right, King Dedede. The best villian of all time. Look at that stare! It gives me chills!
(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg194.imageshack.us%2Fimg194%2F7747%2Fkingdedede.jpg&hash=414da8c02c1a82efdc04f9dc76c1376154b434b9) (http://img194.imageshack.us/i/kingdedede.jpg/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on August 13, 2009, 10:52:45 PM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
That's right, King Dedede. The best villian of all time.
I disagree. This is the best villain of all time.
[spoiler:2dip33ch](https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thekoalition.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F03%2Fsephiroth.jpg&hash=125edca33847207a005bc1dba6845cfae4992121)[/spoiler:2dip33ch]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: skurry on August 14, 2009, 05:56:36 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
I have a PSP. As far as I know, the plastic around the UMD shouldn't open. Does it securely latch back after it separates? None of my games do that (but, I'm only going from memory).

It does not latch back. What a poorly constructed format. I got two games for like $12 so it's not the end of the world if they don't work. I should have my PSP in the next day or so, so I guess I will see then. Perhaps a sliver of tape will fix it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on August 15, 2009, 12:58:50 AM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Hey Karadan - Nasa called... they need their shuttle back!
(damn, that's a sweet setup...)

Have you seen this one?  Half-Life with real guns (and shovels):
[youtube:1j0r6pqk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNZCS-coZjY[/youtube:1j0r6pqk]

Thanks for that Joe :) That was so wonderfully geeky. I loved it!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on August 15, 2009, 01:04:12 AM
Quote from: "skurry"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
I have a PSP. As far as I know, the plastic around the UMD shouldn't open. Does it securely latch back after it separates? None of my games do that (but, I'm only going from memory).

It does not latch back. What a poorly constructed format. I got two games for like $12 so it's not the end of the world if they don't work. I should have my PSP in the next day or so, so I guess I will see then. Perhaps a sliver of tape will fix it.

It eventually happened to 3 of my 8 games. I guess the mechanism will not let the disk spin if there is any resistance on it. I managed to fix them all by applying a miniscule amount of sellotape across the join between the clear plastic and outer casing. Fairly primitive, i know, but it got round the issue of that horrendous design flaw.

I used to have the games in a wallet but it is better to keep them in their cases. UMD's are very fragile.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: MrWizard on August 15, 2009, 02:42:40 AM
(This is the intro I posted on my groups introduction thread)

My first introduction to gaming came when my father bought me a commodore 64 for my birthday. I spent a lot of time on that and even programmed my own pong clone. I soon moved onto DOS, WINDOWS 3.1, Sega and then onto the modern consoles such as x-box and PlayStation. I currently spend a good chunk of my free time playing flash games and XBLA games. Some of my top games that have influenced me are:

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia.giantbomb.com%2Fuploads%2F0%2F9407%2F724227-caveman2_large.jpg&hash=5a2d86b71af31f6125a7e63a2d5ec5e0e6c0f906)
Caveman ugh-lympics introduced me to the concept of humor in gaming.

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F801a.info%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2008%2F01%2Fspace-quest.gif&hash=fa500191cd5cd7847646593d164c9c2e069c95c4)
Space Quest was one of those games I ended up following throughout the whole series. Funny and with intelligent writing it cemented the idea that games can and in most cases should have developed stories.

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fdsob.files.wordpress.com%2F2008%2F12%2Fmonkey_island.jpg&hash=650847899b8869c67ab12b5d996ce1e3752fd665)
Monkey Island goes down as one of my top ten all time favorite games.

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nokiamobiletalk.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2009%2F04%2Fdune2_2.jpg&hash=e13d3d3b87ca20268ae2522050c56f249f73ff65)
Dune 2 was the first strategy game I ever played. Soon after I started playing playing all strat games I could get my hands on Dark Colony, Command and Conquer and Starcraft.

Speaking of Starcraft, if I still had a legal copy, I'd take any of you on.

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blogcdn.com%2Fnintendo.joystiq.com%2Fmedia%2F2008%2F01%2Fstartropics_vcmm_lg.png&hash=6b31b8fa4112ec6c7b3f293a6084139481fce195)
This may sound like blasphemy to some, but I enjoyed StarTropics far more than Zelda. StarTropics was my Zelda.


And that's about it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: AlP on August 17, 2009, 12:59:46 AM
[youtube:7snidvy2]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOmHGxQdjJQ[/youtube:7snidvy2]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: skurry on August 17, 2009, 09:04:59 PM
"Raven Software’s Manveer Heir has posted a message on his Twitter stating that if Wolfenstein outsells Madden 10 in the month of August, he’ll pay for your copy of Wolfenstein."

http://www.gamercenteronline.net/2009/0 ... -its-free/ (http://www.gamercenteronline.net/2009/08/12/if-wolfenstein-beats-madden-its-free/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tom62 on August 17, 2009, 11:33:45 PM
Just got me a copy of "Doom Resurrection" for my iPod Touch.
[youtube:1ezzqlz2]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8KoU_z9MOM[/youtube:1ezzqlz2]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: skurry on August 18, 2009, 03:46:18 AM
*sigh*

 
Quote from: "skurry"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
I have a PSP. As far as I know, the plastic around the UMD shouldn't open. Does it securely latch back after it separates? None of my games do that (but, I'm only going from memory).

It does not latch back. What a poorly constructed format. I got two games for like $12 so it's not the end of the world if they don't work. I should have my PSP in the next day or so, so I guess I will see then. Perhaps a sliver of tape will fix it.


Got the PSP in the mail today and I can't get either game to work... This is what I get for trying to save some money. So, I can not tell if it's the used games or the used PSP. I've got a UMD movie coming in the mail in the next few days so hopefully that will be able to tell me which ebay item(s) I got were junk.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on August 18, 2009, 05:39:58 AM
Quote from: "Tom62"
Just got me a copy of "Doom Resurrection" for my iPod Touch.
[youtube:1ehuhyhw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8KoU_z9MOM[/youtube:1ehuhyhw]
Did they put it on rails? That's the only way it makes sense to me
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tom62 on August 18, 2009, 06:29:37 AM
Quote from: "quizlixx"
Quote from: "Tom62"
Just got me a copy of "Doom Resurrection" for my iPod Touch.
[youtube:3lm96q93]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8KoU_z9MOM[/youtube:3lm96q93]
Did they put it on rails? That's the only way it makes sense to me
Yes, they did. That was the only way for them to make it work. The only thing I don't like so much about the games are the very long dialogs. The graphics are awesome, much better than the Doom-II game that I had on my Nintendo Gameboy Advance.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: AlP on August 18, 2009, 06:52:11 AM
Arkeg

Quote
Beer and gaming go together like Mario and Luigi, and the Arkeg ($4,000) offers up plenty of both. This arcade game-styled machine features a fully functioning kegerator in its belly, with room for a 5 gallon keg kept cool by a solid-state thermoelectric cooling system. In addition, it sports a gaming-ready PC, pre-loaded with 69 games such as Asteroids, Mortal Kombat II, and 1942. Other features include a 24-inch LCD with protective overlay, an authentic backlit marquee, a 2.1 sound system with powered sub, two complete arcade controllers and a trackball mounted in a custom aluminum panel, a side-mounted tap with interchangeable handle, and more.
http://www.uncrate.com/men/gear/gaming/arkeg/
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: NaturaLCalamity on August 19, 2009, 09:52:46 AM
I just had an orgasm...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naUSBEVRLng (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naUSBEVRLng)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on August 19, 2009, 01:14:04 PM
Quote from: "NaturaLCalamity"
I just had an orgasm...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naUSBEVRLng (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naUSBEVRLng)
Reason I bought PS3. :blush: I was an early adopter and got one of the first versions that also supports PS2 games. Thank god.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on August 20, 2009, 05:48:06 PM
Just an FYI...

Blizzard's Blizzcon is being broadcast as a Pay-Per-View event on DirecTv (and and internet feed too).

Ozzy Osbourne will be performing there.

Tho I won't be attending, my voice will (I'm in a commercial spot).

Anyone going?
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on August 20, 2009, 07:49:58 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Just an FYI...

Blizzard's Blizzcon is being broadcast as a Pay-Per-View event on DirecTv (and and internet feed too).

Ozzy Osbourne will be performing there.

Tho I won't be attending, my voice will (I'm in a commercial spot).

Anyone going?
JoeActor

VERY cool!  We got the PPV on DTv... SOOOOO excited!

I wish I could go if only to see The Guild cast in person.   :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on August 20, 2009, 07:58:04 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Just an FYI...

Blizzard's Blizzcon is being broadcast as a Pay-Per-View event on DirecTv (and and internet feed too).

Ozzy Osbourne will be performing there.

Tho I won't be attending, my voice will (I'm in a commercial spot).

Anyone going?
JoeActor
i wish i could go, expensive to get out there though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on August 21, 2009, 10:52:38 AM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Just an FYI...

Blizzard's Blizzcon is being broadcast as a Pay-Per-View event on DirecTv (and and internet feed too).

Ozzy Osbourne will be performing there.

Tho I won't be attending, my voice will (I'm in a commercial spot).

Anyone going?
JoeActor

Hehe, that is cool. Do you have any links to any voice overs you've done before? I remember the Portal one, which was pretty badass.  :cool:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: rlrose328 on August 21, 2009, 06:35:50 PM
Can you tell us what commercial your voice is in?  Right now, the channel is just showing a loop of Blizz ads with occasional footage from last year.  I have to keep working, but we're Tivo'ing it.  Sad, huh.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on August 21, 2009, 06:46:24 PM
Quote from: "rlrose328"
VERY cool!  We got the PPV on DTv... SOOOOO excited!

I wish I could go if only to see The Guild cast in person.   :D


Sweet!  Lemme know how it is XD
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: skurry on August 26, 2009, 02:05:10 AM
I am about 3/4 of the way through Daxter on PSP. I picked it up for $5 at Gamestop with the original case. For a kids' (E 10+) game it is pretty good. It is your stand "walk through a level jumping (in this case swatting) on creatures and collecting currency (eggs)". The levels can be challenging at times, but over all it is a casual game. There are several mini games that are time based button mashing levels that give Daxter increased max health or new moves. If you want an easy game, that is fun and time consuming, Daxter is a good choice. I give it a flat B.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on August 26, 2009, 02:51:35 PM
I'm thinking about using my ABD Ph.D in two years to try to land a consultant or content designer position at Funcom in Beijing. I'd love to work with Ragnar Tornquist. The man is a creative super nova.

To all our UK heathens, have you heard of Futurelab? It's a UK based research group that deals with video games. Very interesting stuff with exactly what my field is: commercial games in education (http://www.futurelab.org.uk/projects/teaching-with-games).

In other video game news, I'm thinking about submitting papers to Game Studies (The International Journal of Computer Game Research), Games and Culture, and Eludamos. Maybe an analysis of Fatal Frame's narrative and success as interactive horror and how to use it instructionally. Who knows.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on August 27, 2009, 11:28:02 PM
Dr. Curio, i like the sound of that,  :headbang:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on August 29, 2009, 01:59:28 AM
Incidentally, I started a new blog called Teach Video Games. I've already posted a page with dozens and dozens of game studios and companies' jobs or career pages. If you're looking for a job in the video game industry, this page is like your index.

http://games.anamericanintaiwan.com/jobs-in-the-gaming-industry/

It's alphabetical. Just find the company you want to work for, click on the link, and voila, you're looking at their open positions. Aren't I thoughtful?  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on August 29, 2009, 04:59:09 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Incidentally, I started a new blog called Teach Video Games. I've already posted a page with dozens and dozens of game studios and companies' jobs or career pages. If you're looking for a job in the video game industry, this page is like your index.

http://games.anamericanintaiwan.com/jobs-in-the-gaming-industry/

It's alphabetical. Just find the company you want to work for, click on the link, and voila, you're looking at their open positions. Aren't I thoughtful?  :D

Yes.  Yes you are!

Thanks - that's a great list...
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: -43- on September 01, 2009, 02:57:17 AM
I used to be a real hardcore gamer, about 9 months ago I realized how pitiful I looked so I got into fitness, now I can at least claim to be fit. I still play, strategy and shooters mostly, but I don't play too often.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: skurry on September 01, 2009, 05:10:39 PM
Quote from: "-43-"
I used to be a real hardcore gamer, about 9 months ago I realized how pitiful I looked so I got into fitness, now I can at least claim to be fit. I still play, strategy and shooters mostly, but I don't play too often.

Being fit never helped me level up.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Reginus on September 01, 2009, 07:27:44 PM
Quote from: "skurry"
Being fit never helped me level up.
 :hmm: but you have more button-pressing endurance.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: -43- on September 02, 2009, 01:40:32 AM
Being fit feels good. Plus the dicipline to do something otherwise undesireable is helpful.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on September 02, 2009, 01:47:41 AM
Quote from: "skurry"
Quote from: "-43-"
I used to be a real hardcore gamer, about 9 months ago I realized how pitiful I looked so I got into fitness, now I can at least claim to be fit. I still play, strategy and shooters mostly, but I don't play too often.

Being fit never helped me level up.

It would if you had a Wii  :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on September 10, 2009, 02:47:38 PM
FYI:
http://igda.gamerecruiter.com/ (http://igda.gamerecruiter.com/)

GameRecruiter is running a level design contest for the Unreal engine - $50,000 prize

Gimmie my cut if you win ;-)
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on September 16, 2009, 03:15:47 PM
... Not sure if it's OT, but I just got interviewed by a gaming site:
http://www.realmofgaming.com/displayint ... w=joeactor (http://www.realmofgaming.com/displayinterview.php?interview=joeactor)

Pretty cool!
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: andrewclunn on September 16, 2009, 07:19:30 PM
May be a bit off topic, but anyone else here into the ROM hacking scene?

EDIT -
Quote from: "joeactor"
... Not sure if it's OT, but I just got interviewed by a gaming site:
http://www.realmofgaming.com/displayint ... w=joeactor (http://www.realmofgaming.com/displayinterview.php?interview=joeactor)

Pretty cool!
JoeActor
Hey awesome!  I'm def getting D3 when it comes out.  Necro forever!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on September 16, 2009, 09:41:33 PM
Quote from: "andrewclunn"
May be a bit off topic, but anyone else here into the ROM hacking scene?

Hey awesome!  I'm def getting D3 when it comes out.  Necro forever!

... do you mean using ROM hacks or actually coding them?
(not that I do that, yunderstand)

D3 is gonna be awesome - didja see the monk class?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: quizlixx on September 17, 2009, 04:02:27 AM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "andrewclunn"
May be a bit off topic, but anyone else here into the ROM hacking scene?

Hey awesome!  I'm def getting D3 when it comes out.  Necro forever!

... do you mean using ROM hacks or actually coding them?
(not that I do that, yunderstand)

D3 is gonna be awesome - didja see the monk class?
i play ROM hacks, but don't make them. Still waiting for that Bard class in D3
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on September 17, 2009, 06:20:08 AM
Diablo 3 will be great.  I still play D2 from time to time.  I've been waiting for them to announce when D3 will be released but no word.  The rumor I heard was it would be shortly after the release of Starcraft 2.  I'm ready for it i'm going to pwn it with my friends ^_^

Are ROM's still a big thing?  Know any good emulators?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: andrewclunn on September 17, 2009, 02:09:36 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "andrewclunn"
May be a bit off topic, but anyone else here into the ROM hacking scene?

Hey awesome!  I'm def getting D3 when it comes out.  Necro forever!

... do you mean using ROM hacks or actually coding them?
(not that I do that, yunderstand)

D3 is gonna be awesome - didja see the monk class?

Actually corruption the rom file, mapping out the addresses and editing them.  I guess maybe I'm on a whole different plateau of geek.

EDIT -
BSnes is a great SNES emulator that's come on the scene recently.  I'm more into N64 hacking myself though, just because it's not as crowded by people who know way more than I do, so I can build my skills while actually contributing something.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: AlP on September 17, 2009, 08:22:08 PM
There's a NES emulator here (http://benfirshman.com/projects/jsnes/). It's not the best one for sure. Except it is. It wins because it's written in JavaScript! Perhaps only programmers will appreciate its awesomeness.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on September 17, 2009, 09:06:44 PM
Quote from: "AlP"
There's a NES emulator here (http://benfirshman.com/projects/jsnes/). It's not the best one for sure. Except it is. It wins because it's written in JavaScript! Perhaps only programmers will appreciate its awesomeness.

I'm a programmer, and i've done java and javascript ... damn thats awesome.  I actually just got a different game today so I might do some emulators when it gets boring.  I'm working my way through the .hack series I just bought .hack//mutation.  I need to finish up infection but last time I fought the end boss he spanked me.  Well...not my fault, my teammates ran out of revives and when I died they couldn't revive me.... cheap bastards. :-D

**edit/note** It would be even more awesome if it was a japplet.  An interesting idea would be to post it on a website and have a way to load a ROM from your machine (or the safe way from the site)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on October 26, 2009, 12:25:21 PM
Been playing Demon's Souls.

Wow. It's so unforgiving. Any amount of laziness is punished by a death. There's no hand-holding in this game.

[youtube:1sdkwe5g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXivx7M9Sug[/youtube:1sdkwe5g]

(The video is of stage 1-1, so no real spoilers here. Eeeeeee, can't wait to get home and play again, haha.)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on October 26, 2009, 07:18:13 PM
Demon Souls looks very repetitive.  It might be fun on Wii.  Next big game i'm looking forward to is Starcraft 2 and Possibly FF14.  Just because Final Fantasy 14 has the character classes from FF11 (though they changed the names).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Reginus on October 26, 2009, 09:00:12 PM
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
Demon Souls looks very repetitive.  It might be fun on Wii.  Next big game i'm looking forward to is Starcraft 2

The beta version won't be out for a while. Apparently, they haven't gotten the balance issues figured out quite yet.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on October 27, 2009, 12:39:55 AM
Quote from: "Reginus"
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
Demon Souls looks very repetitive.  It might be fun on Wii.  Next big game i'm looking forward to is Starcraft 2

The beta version won't be out for a while. Apparently, they haven't gotten the balance issues figured out quite yet.

Yeah they are still doing a lot of number play.  If you are really interested in it you should google Starcraft 2 Battle Report.  You can watch 2 game testers in action with a commentary that reminds me of watching poker on television.  They need to hurry their asses up and put it out so they can put out Diablo 3.  I think my gameinformer magazine said that SC2 got pushed back to like May of 2010
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on October 27, 2009, 12:25:33 PM
Pretty soon they're going to start calling it Diablo Forever, a la Duke Nukem.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Renegnicat on October 27, 2009, 03:21:04 PM
Late to the party, but I'll joint anyway. I haven't had a console for about 4 years now, my last one was a beat up xbox, and I never had any of the next gen ones. Though I've played on them with friends.

Anyways, I keep my inner gamer happy with Go, and Legend of Zelda emulators, and that's about it. All I really need, really.  ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on October 27, 2009, 03:42:40 PM
Quote from: "Renegnicat"
Late to the party, but I'll joint anyway. I haven't had a console for about 4 years now, my last one was a beat up xbox, and I never had any of the next gen ones. Though I've played on them with friends.

Anyways, I keep my inner gamer happy with Go, and Legend of Zelda emulators, and that's about it. All I really need, really.  :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Renegnicat on October 27, 2009, 04:06:23 PM
WOOT!  :yay:

Did you hear about Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time 2D? This guy was programming the OoT game in a top-down view and was going to release it to the internet for free. But nintendo sued his ass and shut him down. It's a shame, really. I would have paid gobs of money to have played it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on October 27, 2009, 04:55:16 PM
I remember those legend of Zelda games.  I only beat the original but I watched my buddy play OoT from start to finish and beat the hell out of it.  My same buddy got a Wii points card and downloaded Pokemon Snap on my Wii ... and the original Paper Mario.  Classics still rock.  Its a shame kids these days won't know what any of these games are and would laugh at the shitty graphics... by the way I'm starting to play through the original Starcraft while waiting for number 2 to get its ass in gear.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Renegnicat on October 27, 2009, 05:12:39 PM
Ooh! Ooh! Pokemon Snap! Paper Mario!  :yay:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on October 28, 2009, 12:47:59 PM
Only two more weeks until Modern Warfare 2 comes out! Who's psyched for that game?! I pre-ordered for my PC, but what I'm a little mad about is that it's not gonna have dedicated servers nor mod support.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: andrewclunn on October 28, 2009, 02:14:56 PM
Okay, honestly people.  Pokemon Snap was a crappy game.  The sooner you admit that to yourselves the better off you'll be.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on October 28, 2009, 04:16:54 PM
Quote from: "andrewclunn"
Okay, honestly people.  Pokemon Snap was a crappy game.  The sooner you admit that to yourselves the better off you'll be.

Its easily a shit game by todays standards.  I had that game when I was in ... middle school I think.  It was awesome for us, but I honestly have no idea why my buddy downloaded it on my Wii.  He wanted Paper Mario Thousand Year Door but they didn't have it so he had to settle for the original.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Renegnicat on October 28, 2009, 05:51:02 PM
Bullshit. Pokemon snap was a great experiment for it's time, and it made lots of budding photographers very happy. Besides, the game never was about making a high score, for your information, it was about taking funny pictures and then adding hilarious captions!

For example, I remember this one picture me and my cousins took, (we all played the game en masse.), where squirtle is nocked out on his shell, and the picture was taking at just the right time so that it looked like squirtle was stuffed inside a bowl, and his tail looked like a spoon. The caption? "Sir, my soup is raw..."  :upset:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on October 28, 2009, 06:53:01 PM
If you have a Wii you can download it ^_^ play it with a game cube controller.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on October 29, 2009, 10:20:47 AM
I just bought Forza 3 and Borderlands for the Xbox. Forza is astonishing. I love how beautiful you can make cars look with the paint section. I'll be playing that for ages.
Borderlands is nothing short of sublime. One of the most exhilarating games i have played in years. If anyone likes shootem-ups and RPG's you will love this.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on October 29, 2009, 08:08:14 PM
I've heard lots and lots about this Borderlands game. I may have to buy it just to see what it is actually like, specially after peoples claims of it being 'like Fallout 3 only better'. Also, apparently I am a horrible person for not having the undying urge to play Shadow of the Colossus, so much so that some friends have been at me for a few days to rent it or buy it just to see what it's like. I have told them I do not want to and that buying a game I don't even want would be a waste of money. But I seemed to loose them after that because they continue to demand that I play this bloody game D:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on October 29, 2009, 08:19:17 PM
Quote from: "Hat"
I've heard lots and lots about this Borderlands game. I may have to buy it just to see what it is actually like, specially after peoples claims of it being 'like Fallout 3 only better'. Also, apparently I am a horrible person for not having the undying urge to play Shadow of the Colossus, so much so that some friends have been at me for a few days to rent it or buy it just to see what it's like. I have told them I do not want to and that buying a game I don't even want would be a waste of money. But I seemed to loose them after that because they continue to demand that I play this bloody game D:

SotC is one of the most amazing games ever made. Truly. If it sways you at all, it's one of the very few games I'll want to play when I've been drinking because it's just so damn breathtaking and fun, not to mention ridiculously satisfying when you bring down one of the colossi. Ugh, it's so great.  :crazy:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Renegnicat on October 30, 2009, 09:50:41 PM
Isn't SotC like, a prequel to Eco, or whatever that game with the kid and the hords is? I think I played a demo once. I swear, the girl is completely useless! She better be putting out for all the shit I go through for her. Oh, wait, isn't she his mom? Eww... :tgif:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on October 30, 2009, 10:14:09 PM
Quote from: "Renegnicat"
Isn't SotC like, a prequel to Eco, or whatever that game with the kid and the hords is? I think I played a demo once. I swear, the girl is completely useless! She better be putting out for all the shit I go through for her. Oh, wait, isn't she his mom? Eww... :tgif:
Yep, it's the prequel to Ico. On a related and equally awesome note, they're making another game:

[youtube:3ow9eutu]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHzHoMT5eRg[/youtube:3ow9eutu]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on October 31, 2009, 12:57:30 PM
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd16 ... /nasa2.jpg (http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/karadan100/nasa2.jpg)

I just made a NASA racing car in Forza 3. :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Renegnicat on November 01, 2009, 03:01:29 AM
Project Gotham Racing, FTW!  :bananacolor:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Big Mac on November 04, 2009, 05:36:47 PM
I can't wait for Star Trek Online to launch. I heard there will be a lot of unexplored terriotory you have to go through that like the show will have all kinds of unpredictable stuff on planets.

I'm so going to be a Klingon Commander. K'PLA!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6rzMICSYuM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6rzMICSYuM)

WE'VE BEGUN THE TAKEOVER OF YOUR FEDERATION, EARTHERS!!!!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on November 04, 2009, 09:30:35 PM
Quote from: "Big Mac"
I can't wait for Star Trek Online to launch. I heard there will be a lot of unexplored terriotory you have to go through that like the show will have all kinds of unpredictable stuff on planets.

I'm so going to be a Klingon Commander. K'PLA!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6rzMICSYuM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6rzMICSYuM)

WE'VE BEGUN THE TAKEOVER OF YOUR FEDERATION, EARTHERS!!!!



If you go to their website last I checked they were taking applications to be beta testers.  I applied but have yet to hear anything from them.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Renegnicat on November 04, 2009, 09:51:00 PM
Changing the topic here, but you know what game was very difficult for me? Super Mario Sunshine. It wasn't a very good game, either. And it was Looong, but I managed to beat it.

So why did I stick with sunshine instead of getting Super Mario Galaxy?

..no wii.  :secret:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on November 05, 2009, 04:33:34 AM
Galaxy was fun ... though I never beat it ... I think Galaxy 2 is out too (not sure).  I've played both and by far galaxy is better.  You should get a wii they are cheap and if you have friends (I don't know since you spend a lot of time on this forum like me) then the multi-playerness is great.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Renegnicat on November 05, 2009, 04:43:34 PM
Noo... I don't have any friends. I live all by my lonesome. I'm actually quite anti-social. Should probably work on that.  lol
As for getting a Wii, it's been about 4 years now, hasn't it? Shouldn't they be releasing new consoles pretty soon?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on November 05, 2009, 05:31:33 PM
Quote from: "Renegnicat"
Noo... I don't have any friends. I live all by my lonesome. I'm actually quite anti-social. Should probably work on that.  lol
As for getting a Wii, it's been about 4 years now, hasn't it? Shouldn't they be releasing new consoles pretty soon?

I thought next-gen consoles all came out in 07 ... that should be 2 pushing 3.  Anyway I don't know about the latest consoles in development.  Besides just because something is old doesn't mean it isn't fun.... which reminds me of this Katt Williams segment.

[youtube:6voqp411]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8KG-YfVe38[/youtube:6voqp411]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: G-Roll on November 05, 2009, 08:38:39 PM
If you do get a wii House of the Dead Overkill is the best game the wii has. Im sure many people will tell you its REALLY short, easy, mindless, and there isn’t enough guns. But if you play it when your drunk turning a zombie into a bloody massed pulp is very satisfying. Also it takes forever to beat because you take about a million bathroom breaks (all depending on your bladder size of course). The screen navigates for you so all you have to do is shoot. But depending on levels of intoxication a head shot can be challenging.

And the final deciding factor is… name me another game where a man climbs into a vagina. Nope not a one. Hands down House of the Dead Overkill is the best wii game ever!!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Trilly&Truly on November 07, 2009, 04:24:05 PM
Quote from: "Whitney"
Hey T&T, welcome to HAF....you sound quite busy.

What kind of video games, I have an xbox but am purely a recreational gamer.  My huband is very serious about his game play.  We have a video game thread here:  viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2932 (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2932) (which I just stickied :) )

Ahhh, I found it! Yes, Whitney, I am quite busy nowadays. Not that I don't like it, but I just hate being unproductive, so I'll try me best to keep myself occupied.

As for video games, I currently own a PS3, and love it. I have KZ2, LittleBigPlanet, MGS4, Uncharted 2 (awesome game btw),  Batman and Demon's Souls. I'm currently working on DS, and that game is freakin tough! There are no save points in the entire game, so if you die working your way through the stages to get to the boss and die, you have to start from the beginning of the level, which is grueling at times. Either way, the game is a blast and I suggest any RPG fan to at least try it.

As a reply to the posts above me, next-gen systems won't be coming out until 2012.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Pineapple on November 11, 2009, 12:18:58 AM
This is the only game I need:
http://dan-ball.jp/en/javagame/dust/ (http://dan-ball.jp/en/javagame/dust/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on November 11, 2009, 08:25:56 AM
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is amazing.  :drool

Too..many..great..games..out..at..the..moment...


Btw, a new car i painted in Forza 3:

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd16 ... 0/lg71.jpg (http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd167/karadan100/lg71.jpg)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on November 12, 2009, 08:11:36 PM
Quote from: "Trilly&Truly"
I'm currently working on DS, and that game is freakin tough! There are no save points in the entire game, so if you die working your way through the stages to get to the boss and die, you have to start from the beginning of the level, which is grueling at times. Either way, the game is a blast and I suggest any RPG fan to at least try it.

It's definitely one you need to buy, not rent. I can see myself putting a hundred hours into the game, easy. I'm actually considering writing a paper on Demon's Souls (shouldn't it be Demons' Souls? that's bothered me for a while), doing a sort of journey analysis from start to finish, looking at it from a connectivist perspective via the distributed knowledge aspect of the messages and whatnot. Might be fun. Something to do over winter break. Who knows.

Welcome. :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Forseti on November 17, 2009, 06:20:54 PM
years ago i play 40 (or more) hours a week. playing RPGs (Chrono Trigger is my fav). participate in tourneys for Tekken 3/4/5, street fighter 2/3, and counter-strike.
but now its like 5-6 hours a week, mostly fighting games like x-men vs street fighter (old but FUN game), winning eleven and emulators (street of rage  :headbang: )
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on November 17, 2009, 06:53:54 PM
We should do a Modern Warfare 2 live party sometimes. I know that I'll be at the bottom of the kills board, but who cares?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hat on November 19, 2009, 08:26:10 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
We should do a Modern Warfare 2 live party sometimes. I know that I'll be at the bottom of the kills board, but who cares?
Oh wow, that would actually be pretty cool o:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on November 20, 2009, 08:58:52 AM
well if anyone is up for an xbox modern warfare 2 party, my user name is karadan on xbox live.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on November 20, 2009, 02:08:39 PM
Ok, this guy has GOT to get out more.

[youtube:odw61p9w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtkSRxWnfBA[/youtube:odw61p9w]

I don't think he liked Modern Warfare 2 very much  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Miss Anthrope on November 23, 2009, 08:16:11 PM
I'm an avid gamer in theory. I just don't have much time to play games that much, and it saddens me because I love gaming. I have a huge back catalogue of games to finish (from old DOS games to Sega Saturn to modern PC games). I will never finish all of the games I want to in my lifetime.

I like lists, so here's a little list of some classic games I would recommend, especially to some younger gamers who missed the old DOS and/or console days:

-Any classic LucasArts adventure (Monkey Island series, Full Throttle, The Dig, Grim Fandango, Sam & Max): If there was ever a company that approached perfection in the medium, it was 90's-era LucasArts with their point-and-click adventures. You could always count on fantastic art, music, voice acting, puzzle design, writing...their games were always a pleasure to play and always gave me a feeling that games I had played up until that point never did: the same feeling i got from delving into a great novel.

-Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Playstation)

-Tomba! (Playstation)

-Treasure games - From the classic Gunstar Heroes on Sega Genesis to the addicitive Bangai-O on Dreamcast, Treasure always took classic gameplay conventions and "awesomized" them

-The Twinsen Series (DOS and Win95) - From French developer Adeline, "Relentless:Twinsen's Adventure" and "Twinsen's Odyssey" stand out as two of the games I remember most fondly from my teenage years. Very much inspired by Zelda gameplay mechanics; very few games have ever absorbed my attention the way they did ("Twinsen's Odyssey" still stands as the only game I actually played for a full two days straight, only stopping to sleep and use the bathroom)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: frog818 on December 15, 2009, 04:48:02 AM
Is anybody else currently playing Tekken 6?  I like it, but I don't think its as good as Tekken Dark Resurrection.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: NaturaLCalamity on December 19, 2009, 11:44:18 PM
Can't wait until March! FF13, God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5!!! Woo Hoo!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on December 21, 2009, 11:43:02 AM
Quote from: "NaturaLCalamity"
Can't wait until March! FF13, God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5!!! Woo Hoo!

I really hope GT5 is as good as it should be after 10 years of development. I'm a sucker for driving games and i really want it to be amazing. Hopefully it will be good enough to warrant me buying a PS3 :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: G-Roll on December 21, 2009, 02:10:49 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
Quote from: "NaturaLCalamity"
Can't wait until March! FF13, God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5!!! Woo Hoo!

I really hope GT5 is as good as it should be after 10 years of development. I'm a sucker for driving games and i really want it to be amazing. Hopefully it will be good enough to warrant me buying a PS3 :)

im looking forward to that too. i was sucker enough to but the prolouge edition so i know ill but GT5.
im really excited about Red Dead Redemption!!!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on December 21, 2009, 03:55:08 PM
Heavy Rain and Final Fantasy XIII coming out at around the same time will absolutely kill my social and professional lives.  :eek:

Until then, I'm playing through Dead Space again.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ihateyoumike on December 26, 2009, 07:13:49 PM
I just got finished beating and unlocking everything in the NEW Super Mario Bros. Wii game.
For those who don't know, it's an updated side-scrolling Mario game very reminiscent of Super Mario 3 or Super Mario World. The catch is that it incorporates the motion control, and is also up to 4 player Co-op; same screen- same time.

Anyone who is a fan of the Mario franchise needs to check this game out. Especially if you have a friend (or 3) to play it with.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: AlP on December 30, 2009, 11:42:03 PM
Has anyone played Darwinia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwinia_(video_game))? Someone offered me a copy. I rather like strategy games. The retro graphics look fun. Anyone know if it's good?

Thx
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: John_Silver on December 31, 2009, 12:34:56 AM
Yes, I am a Wowhead. But I also play Assassin's Creed and happen to think that Morrowind was the best game birthed from the mind of men.

John
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on December 31, 2009, 01:52:03 AM
Quote from: "John_Silver"
Yes, I am a Wowhead. But I also play Assassin's Creed and happen to think that Morrowind was the best game birthed from the mind of men.

John
I couldn't stand Morrowind. Oblivion was great but I thought Morrowind just lacked. I know; I'm very much in the minority on that one. I'm okay with that.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on December 31, 2009, 06:42:27 PM
I've been playing Fable II lately.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on December 31, 2009, 11:31:30 PM
Quote from: "Whitney"
I've been playing Fable II lately.

Does it have a longer story mode then the origianl fable?  The first one was such a waste.  They did all these awesome features and didn't give the story line a chance to develop and use the great features.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on January 03, 2010, 01:35:27 AM
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
Quote from: "Whitney"
I've been playing Fable II lately.

Does it have a longer story mode then the origianl fable?  The first one was such a waste.  They did all these awesome features and didn't give the story line a chance to develop and use the great features.

I don't know, I didn't play the original.  I'm already at the point where I can go choose to do what I think is the final major quest; so the answer is probably no.  My husband told me that after completing that quest you can go back to doing the freeplay stuff.  They also have released an add on that opens up at least two new regions (maybe more I've just gotten to the 2nd one now) and another that unlocks some other new area (but we didn't buy that package yet).

Oh, and my new gamertag is LAETU5  (that's a five on the end).  I didn't want LaetusAtheos because is see no reason to self identify as atheist when not discussing religion and didn't want to feel compelled to answer questions from theists on xbox live, laetus was taken, and the other names I came up with were either too hard to pronounce, silly, or would end up giving me a stupid nic name people other players shortened it.  My husband is called "muffin" by his friends because his tag had mfn in it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on January 03, 2010, 02:26:49 AM
Quote from: "Whitney"
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
Quote from: "Whitney"
I've been playing Fable II lately.

Does it have a longer story mode then the origianl fable?  The first one was such a waste.  They did all these awesome features and didn't give the story line a chance to develop and use the great features.

I don't know, I didn't play the original.  I'm already at the point where I can go choose to do what I think is the final major quest; so the answer is probably no.  My husband told me that after completing that quest you can go back to doing the freeplay stuff.  They also have released an add on that opens up at least two new regions (maybe more I've just gotten to the 2nd one now) and another that unlocks some other new area (but we didn't buy that package yet).

Oh, and my new gamertag is LAETU5  (that's a five on the end).  I didn't want LaetusAtheos because is see no reason to self identify as atheist when not discussing religion and didn't want to feel compelled to answer questions from theists on xbox live, laetus was taken, and the other names I came up with were either too hard to pronounce, silly, or would end up giving me a stupid nic name people other players shortened it.  My husband is called "muffin" by his friends because his tag had mfn in it.
Hahahaha.

[youtube:19ux46et]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLeRClxbqVw[/youtube:19ux46et]
(Language.)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: John_Silver on January 03, 2010, 09:59:14 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
I couldn't stand Morrowind. Oblivion was great but I thought Morrowind just lacked. I know; I'm very much in the minority on that one. I'm okay with that.

Oh man, I loved that storyline. If the graphics engine was updated and the story was the same? I'd still be playing it. It might have something to do with Morrowind being my first rpg as well though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Rastelin on January 04, 2010, 08:19:34 AM
Dragon Age Origins. Heard of that? Of course. If not, you are going to a special level of hell for ignorant gamers :hissyfit:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on January 04, 2010, 08:45:09 AM
Quote from: "Rastelin"
Dragon Age Origins. Heard of that?

I've heard of it but don't know anything about it.  Does that mean I go to a lesser level of gamer hell?

I like games where I can buy/decorate houses, have pets, dress up the character etc (which is why I like Fable) yet still run around and do stuff so it's not as boring as SIMs....is this game like that at all?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on January 04, 2010, 02:21:18 PM
Quote from: "Whitney"
Quote from: "Rastelin"
Dragon Age Origins. Heard of that?

I've heard of it but don't know anything about it.  Does that mean I go to a lesser level of gamer hell?

I like games where I can buy/decorate houses, have pets, dress up the character etc (which is why I like Fable) yet still run around and do stuff so it's not as boring as SIMs....is this game like that at all?


You will be stuck in gamers limbo despite the pope saying it no longer exists.  Anyway I see Dragon Age Origins advertised everywhere but I haven't played it.  Whitney you might like Final Fantasy XI then.  I played it for forever (I don't know how well it's doing anymore) and you can do the standard quests and everything (kill monsters, defend outposts, attack enemy strong holds, enjoy some weak PVP action) and you can also Decorate your Mog House (its essentially an apartment you own) and depending how you decorate it you will gain certain bonuses like not losing as much experience when you die, better synthing ability when using a certain crystal etc.  I don't know if other MMO's have a system like that.

***EDITED, hopefully quickly enough***

You can also breed Chocobos in FFXI which you can race and call them when you are trying to trek across the maps.  You have to take care of them or they will hate you.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on January 04, 2010, 03:43:51 PM
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
You will be stuck in gamers limbo despite the pope saying it no longer exists.  Anyway I see Dragon Age Origins advertised everywhere but I haven't played it.  Whitney you might like Final Fantasy XI then.  I played it for forever (I don't know how well it's doing anymore) and you can do the standard quests and everything (kill monsters, defend outposts, attack enemy strong holds, enjoy some weak PVP action) and you can also Decorate your Mog House (its essentially an apartment you own) and depending how you decorate it you will gain certain bonuses like not losing as much experience when you die, better synthing ability when using a certain crystal etc.  I don't know if other MMO's have a system like that.

***EDITED, hopefully quickly enough***

You can also breed Chocobos in FFXI which you can race and call them when you are trying to trek across the maps.  You have to take care of them or they will hate you.
Could never get into FFXI, myself. I'm a FF freak, have been for years, mowed lawns all summer to pick up the first FF on the NES back when it came out (and it was $70 at Toys 'R Us, believe it or not). MMORPGs just don't do it for me, I guess. I prefer the gaming world to halt when I'm not there, not continue on and leave me in the dust.  :D However, I'm very excited about The Secret World, Ragnar Tornquist's (the writer/creator of the Longest Journey series and a goddamn brilliant man) new MMORPG collaboration with FunCom (the company that makes Conan). Yes, Conan is crap but, damn, TSW looks a-maz-ing.

[youtube:dfnxqykz]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsLXQEeLiI0[/youtube:dfnxqykz]

[youtube:dfnxqykz]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O2sRKFZ8lM[/youtube:dfnxqykz]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on January 04, 2010, 04:30:08 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
I'm very excited about The Secret World, Ragnar Tornquist's (the writer/creator of the Longest Journey series and a goddamn brilliant man) new MMORPG collaboration with FunCom (the company that makes Conan). Yes, Conan is crap but, damn, TSW looks a-maz-ing.

Great cinematics.  I wonder how the game play will be?

I started TLJ, but apparently the journey was too long for me (one of the many unfinished games on my shelf).
How did the TLJ sequel fare?

JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on January 04, 2010, 05:54:34 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
I'm very excited about The Secret World, Ragnar Tornquist's (the writer/creator of the Longest Journey series and a goddamn brilliant man) new MMORPG collaboration with FunCom (the company that makes Conan). Yes, Conan is crap but, damn, TSW looks a-maz-ing.

Great cinematics.  I wonder how the game play will be?

I started TLJ, but apparently the journey was too long for me (one of the many unfinished games on my shelf).
How did the TLJ sequel fare?

JoeActor
In my opinion, Dreamfall, the sequel to The Longest Journey, was better than the original. Sooo good. I still play it once in a while. I'll pop it in on a Saturday or Sunday and play through the whole game in one day.  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Rastelin on January 06, 2010, 09:36:25 AM
Quote
I've heard of it but don't know anything about it.  Does that mean I go to a lesser level of gamer hell?

I like games where I can buy/decorate houses, have pets, dress up the character etc (which is why I like Fable) yet still run around and do stuff so it's not as boring as SIMs....is this game like that at all?

The Sims3 wore out very fast for me, but Fable was actually pretty good. I still play it when I get the urge.

Dragon Age Origin is not that type of game. It is the usual "stopping the demon horde invasion" but they have done it good. You venture as a warrior, rough or mage over a vast world. Gathering companions as you go along. What's special about it is that you have different stories, beginnings, endings based on what race or class you choose. You also have complete freedom to do whatever you will, when you choose, where you choose. And the voice acting is pure art.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Reginus on January 08, 2010, 12:44:58 AM
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is comming out:
http://www.theonion.com/content/video/u ... rn_warfare (http://www.theonion.com/content/video/ultra_realistic_modern_warfare)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on January 08, 2010, 06:53:25 AM
Anyone here ever play Diablo or Diablo 2? I've played Diablo 2 for years and I'm very excited for Diablo 3 - I want the damn game now!  :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on January 08, 2010, 04:35:35 PM
Quote from: "Godless"
Anyone here ever play Diablo or Diablo 2? I've played Diablo 2 for years and I'm very excited for Diablo 3 - I want the damn game now!  :P

I played Diablo 2.  My friends got me into it.  I got so into it I purchased a cheap bot for the game and gave it to my buddies.   We kept g-rushing characters and got all this awesome gear.  I wonder if my D2NT accout is still good.  Maybe they will let me use FG to get shit on Diablo 3.  We got so much FG since we had these awesome Hammerdins.  My favorite character was my Smiterdin.  We kept getting keys and doing Hellfire torch runs.  it was great. ^_^
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theTwiz on January 09, 2010, 07:42:35 PM
Hey everyone, I just registered.  
XBL GT: McTwizzle
add me! none of my friends play online much

Games I play online:
Gears of War 2
GTA IV
Halo 3
Rainbox Six: Vegas
Left 4 Dead - until by brother takes it back :(

Games I play offline:
Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed II
Mass Effect


I play PC games, too but none online.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: The Boatman on January 10, 2010, 07:10:42 AM
Twiz! We shall be Halo 3 buddies. :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theTwiz on January 10, 2010, 07:47:16 AM
^^ Fair warning: I suck.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Rastelin on January 10, 2010, 11:21:16 AM
Quote from: "Godless"
Anyone here ever play Diablo or Diablo 2? I've played Diablo 2 for years and I'm very excited for Diablo 3 - I want the damn game now!  :P
Ah Diablo. Played the first game on Playstation. The Diablo 2 sat a new standard for the genre. I started all classes, but only played through with the Druid and the Rouge.

Of course when you had played Diablo 2 online, single player didn’t hold much attraction anymore.
Wonder if my character is still stored on their servers.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on January 10, 2010, 02:10:03 PM
Quote from: "Rastelin"
Quote from: "Godless"
Anyone here ever play Diablo or Diablo 2? I've played Diablo 2 for years and I'm very excited for Diablo 3 - I want the damn game now!  :P
Ah Diablo. Played the first game on Playstation. The Diablo 2 sat a new standard for the genre. I started all classes, but only played through with the Druid and the Rouge.

Of course when you had played Diablo 2 online, single player didn’t hold much attraction anymore.
Wonder if my character is still stored on their servers.

Nope, they get deleted after 2 or 3 months
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on January 11, 2010, 04:18:42 AM
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
Quote from: "Godless"
Anyone here ever play Diablo or Diablo 2? I've played Diablo 2 for years and I'm very excited for Diablo 3 - I want the damn game now!  :P

I played Diablo 2.  My friends got me into it.  I got so into it I purchased a cheap bot for the game and gave it to my buddies.   We kept g-rushing characters and got all this awesome gear.  I wonder if my D2NT accout is still good.  Maybe they will let me use FG to get shit on Diablo 3.  We got so much FG since we had these awesome Hammerdins.  My favorite character was my Smiterdin.  We kept getting keys and doing Hellfire torch runs.  it was great. ^_^

That's exactly what I'm doing right now. I have two sets of CD-Keys so I run two D2NT bots (both are Hammerdins) 24/7 so I can sell the stuff I find for FG which I am going to save for Diablo 3 to buy some godly gear. As of right now I have 3000+ FG.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on January 11, 2010, 05:53:28 AM
Quote from: "Godless"
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
Quote from: "Godless"
Anyone here ever play Diablo or Diablo 2? I've played Diablo 2 for years and I'm very excited for Diablo 3 - I want the damn game now!  :P

I played Diablo 2.  My friends got me into it.  I got so into it I purchased a cheap bot for the game and gave it to my buddies.   We kept g-rushing characters and got all this awesome gear.  I wonder if my D2NT accout is still good.  Maybe they will let me use FG to get shit on Diablo 3.  We got so much FG since we had these awesome Hammerdins.  My favorite character was my Smiterdin.  We kept getting keys and doing Hellfire torch runs.  it was great. ^_^

That's exactly what I'm doing right now. I have two sets of CD-Keys so I run two D2NT bots (both are Hammerdins) 24/7 so I can sell the stuff I find for FG which I am going to save for Diablo 3 to buy some godly gear. As of right now I have 3000+ FG.

Very nice.  How do you avoid getting relmed?  It was always shaky with me i'd generally do Chaos/Baal Runs and it might take me 5 hour or 2 days but i'd eventually get relmed.  My friends and I always had a server up for us and our buddies to do transfers to our mules.  Now do you just have the plain D2NT or did you ever get the Cow bot?  They were advertising that before I quit.  I think my buddy put his FG toward WoW since he picked that up when we all kinda phased out of Diablo2.  Sorry if my post is incoherent it's rather late and i'm tired.  

Also what is your charm setting?  I used to keep my Gheed's on my mules so I could pick one up (never got a good one) then typically I had my Torch and like 6 or 8 luck charms.  If you have time (inbetween running bots) try and make yourself a Smiterdin.  You can do Torch runs easily with like a level 85 Smiter.  Or I know D2NT was making a bot for ... oh I can't think of the name, It's when you act like you will kill Baal, Diablo, and that other monster and get the Torch but instead you trap one of them in the house and charge FG and level the crap out of new characters because it keeps spawning minions.  I can't think of the name of it right now.  >.<  That's gonna bug me.  Anyway did they ever do a server Reset?  There was talk about it back in September (which turned me off of the game) but they kept putting it back.  And are you playing ladder or non-ladder?   Sorry for all the questions this is the most excited i've been talking about diablo2 in a long time.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: The Boatman on January 11, 2010, 06:21:07 AM
Quote from: "theTwiz"
^^ Fair warning: I suck.
In that case, you shall become my padawan learner. :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on January 11, 2010, 10:29:20 AM
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
Very nice.  How do you avoid getting relmed?  It was always shaky with me i'd generally do Chaos/Baal Runs and it might take me 5 hour or 2 days but i'd eventually get relmed.  My friends and I always had a server up for us and our buddies to do transfers to our mules.  Now do you just have the plain D2NT or did you ever get the Cow bot?  They were advertising that before I quit.  I think my buddy put his FG toward WoW since he picked that up when we all kinda phased out of Diablo2.  Sorry if my post is incoherent it's rather late and i'm tired.  

Also what is your charm setting?  I used to keep my Gheed's on my mules so I could pick one up (never got a good one) then typically I had my Torch and like 6 or 8 luck charms.  If you have time (inbetween running bots) try and make yourself a Smiterdin.  You can do Torch runs easily with like a level 85 Smiter.  Or I know D2NT was making a bot for ... oh I can't think of the name, It's when you act like you will kill Baal, Diablo, and that other monster and get the Torch but instead you trap one of them in the house and charge FG and level the crap out of new characters because it keeps spawning minions.  I can't think of the name of it right now.  >.<  That's gonna bug me.  Anyway did they ever do a server Reset?  There was talk about it back in September (which turned me off of the game) but they kept putting it back.  And are you playing ladder or non-ladder?   Sorry for all the questions this is the most excited i've been talking about diablo2 in a long time.

To avoid getting realm downs you have to increase the time the bot waits in the lobby after exiting a game. Realm downs only happen if you create games too fast. I'm only using the plain bot right now because botting cows probably won't yield that many good drops. Right now I do Pindleskin, Eldritch, Shenk, Baal, Mephisto, and Andariel for both bots and I'm getting pretty decent stuff. For my charms, I use 40% MF Gheeds, Torch, and Anni for both of my characters. I don't really feel like making a Smiter, because if I have my bots kill the guys who drop keys then I find that my stash and inventory fill up way too fast with keys and therefore I have no room to pick up other items. Besides, I feel like it's too much of a hassle to save up keys and keep on killing Ubers.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on January 11, 2010, 03:42:41 PM
Quote from: "Godless"
To avoid getting realm downs you have to increase the time the bot waits in the lobby after exiting a game. Realm downs only happen if you create games too fast. I'm only using the plain bot right now because botting cows probably won't yield that many good drops. Right now I do Pindleskin, Eldritch, Shenk, Baal, Mephisto, and Andariel for both bots and I'm getting pretty decent stuff. For my charms, I use 40% MF Gheeds, Torch, and Anni for both of my characters. I don't really feel like making a Smiter, because if I have my bots kill the guys who drop keys then I find that my stash and inventory fill up way too fast with keys and therefore I have no room to pick up other items. Besides, I feel like it's too much of a hassle to save up keys and keep on killing Ubers.

Yeah I used to wait 30 seconds between rounds to avoid getting relmed ... never worked really well.  I also did public Chaos/Baal runs since the exp was there.  The crazy cow level gives you crazy drops and the cow bot was supposedly designed so you didn't kill cow king.  I forgot about the Anni.  My buddy jrev got me all that stuff starting out.  Those keys you get take up a ton of inventory I know, I used to have 2 key mules.  When you make the smiter you can do Organ runs (almost on your own) and then of course the torch run.  I think one organ set went for the same price as 3 key sets which sucked, but if you don't ID the torch you could sell it for more FG then what you would probably get from it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Reginus on January 18, 2010, 04:31:14 PM
(From page 1:)

Quote from: "Will"
I play a couple times a year. I don't really make time for it, so it doesn't happen often. When it does happen, though, I'm serious. How serious? I play Starcraft (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarCraft). Against South Koreans. And I win quite often. I came up with a strategy about 10 years ago called the "scout rush", which people tend to have a lot of trouble with. I also have a knack for cannons.

Do you know what a "build order" is? If so, do you have the build order for this strategy?

PM me if you still have the game and want to play on BattleNet.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on January 24, 2010, 05:03:41 PM
This is one of the funniest kills I've ever seen.  Modern Warfare 2 for the win!

[youtube:mx6k0vis]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JP5mSDfCPsU[/youtube:mx6k0vis]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: G-Roll on January 25, 2010, 09:27:27 PM
i would just like to say darksiders is the shit. i repeat... darksiders is the shit. although i cant seem to find tiamat...  :brick:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on January 29, 2010, 04:31:29 PM
Is anyone here going to try the new Star Trek MMO?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on February 08, 2010, 06:28:27 PM
I got the Heavy Rain demo a little early and have done a write-up on it. Full video of the demo and high-res screenshots.  :blush:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on February 08, 2010, 08:22:38 PM
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
Is anyone here going to try the new Star Trek MMO?

There's no way I have time for an MMO these days... but let me know how it is!

I used to play a lot of WoW and was in a "hardcore" endgame guild, but that was about four years ago.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on February 08, 2010, 11:51:56 PM
Is anyone planning on getting Bioshock 2 tomorrow?  I heard the single person play is pretty lame, that they focused more on the multi-player aspects of the game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on February 09, 2010, 07:07:37 AM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
Is anyone here going to try the new Star Trek MMO?

There's no way I have time for an MMO these days... but let me know how it is!

I used to play a lot of WoW and was in a "hardcore" endgame guild, but that was about four years ago.

The game is fun.  Space combat is a lot of fun since you have a lot of stuff you need to do at once.  Full space environment where you can do almost anything (except go upside down for some reason) you have 4 parts to your shields (left, right, forward, and rear) and when you battle someone you try to hit them where their shields are weakest (or down) while having them hit you where your shields are the strongest.  Certain weapons do more damage to shields and some do more to the hull.  I really like the space combat system.  The ground system is okay.  Reminds me a lot of KOTOR except no pause (and that not entirely true).  Both combat systems offer PvP which is great.  Also you can train and upgrade your various officers and they will be able to assist you in battle depending no their type.  Tactical officers typically give you high damage moves like firing multiple torpedoes or overloading your weapons array to fire a massive burst.  Engineering officers help you with your ship such as diverting power to weapons, shields or engines and speeding up your repair rate.  Science officers give you the funky abilities in the games including jamming the enemy ships so they can't target you, healing allies, disabling enemies shields, weapons, and engines etc.  Also each officers brings something unique to the ground game.  My engineer runs in front of us and drops mines on the ground so when some idiot charges us they blow up and kill him.  My tactical officers tends to disable enemies (stuns them) and my science officer can heal or (I retrained mine) to do a ton of AoE damage.

What I don't like is how you get exp.  It takes so much exp to level up and you get next to none for combat.  You have to do quests if you want to level up.  I guess it gets rid of the grind.  Also they say the game has spectacular graphics however I have some error with my video card and can't get them.  When I first went to the game it says I needed to update my video card.  Since i'm on a laptop I went to the HP website and did that pain in the ass process and upgraded my card but I still have the same problem ...  So I don't know what is up with it.

The only other down side is that typical missions will take you like an hour to complete.  They typically go like this [Fly over to a designated area 2 minutes away from where you spawn in at and scan something.  Fight some enemies.  Fly to another section of the map and fight some enemies.  Warp to a different map and fight some more enemies. Fly around and fight even more enemies. Beam to a secret base or to a planets surface and fight enemies while looking for certain objects.  Once you spend 15 minutes doing that return to your ship and fight some more enemies.  Mission complete you get 50 exp[about 1/10 of what you need to level])  I'm currently working to get Lieutenant Rank 11 (essentially level 11) I should get a promotion to Lieutenant Commander and finally get a new ship and get rid of the newb ship.

Thats just for federation characters.  I have a Klingon Character.  The Klingon faction must have been an after thought for them since the only way you can currently level as a Klingon is through PvP combat.  (Missions are faster for exp btw)  You basically are given level 6 when you make a Klingon character (which is the minimum level to PvP) and are unleashed.  From what I can gather it is the same type of system, you need level 11 to get a new ship and get rid of your newb bird of prey.  

Also if you bought a lifetime subscription or a 1 year subscription you can play as the borg.  I did not do that so I currently am borgless.  I don't see PvP with the borg so I am unsure what is done with them.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on February 09, 2010, 03:56:46 PM
I just read the IGN review on STO. It sounds pretty fun - maybe I'll check it out if they ever have a free trial.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on February 10, 2010, 03:56:44 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
I just read the IGN review on STO. It sounds pretty fun - maybe I'll check it out if they ever have a free trial.

Well if you pay the $50 for the game you get the first month free.  They may do what WoW has done and do the free trials eventually but who knows.  Something cool about the game I don't think I mentioned is that there is only 1 server and everything is heavily instanced.  So you can enter some areas and if you don't like the group you are with you can change instances and look for a better group ^_^  Also there is next to no lag.  The only times I have lag is when I enter a map with a ton of objects (like 10 million tiny asteroids) and the only place where my ground has lagged is at Memory Alpha (basically where u go and upgrade stuff).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on February 10, 2010, 07:29:12 PM
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
Quote from: "BadPoison"
I just read the IGN review on STO. It sounds pretty fun - maybe I'll check it out if they ever have a free trial.

Well if you pay the $50 for the game you get the first month free.  They may do what WoW has done and do the free trials eventually but who knows.  Something cool about the game I don't think I mentioned is that there is only 1 server and everything is heavily instanced.  So you can enter some areas and if you don't like the group you are with you can change instances and look for a better group ^_^  Also there is next to no lag.  The only times I have lag is when I enter a map with a ton of objects (like 10 million tiny asteroids) and the only place where my ground has lagged is at Memory Alpha (basically where u go and upgrade stuff).


EVE online is similar in that it only has the single server. It is pretty neat as there are roughly 40,000 people logged on at any given hour of the day. It forced corporations (guilds) that wanted to hold onto sectors of space to recruit members from across the globe in different time zones as to be able to protect your corporate assets at each hour of the day. A novel idea imo.

EVE also has an entirely player run economy - I used to get lost in that game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Reginus on February 10, 2010, 09:23:26 PM
Glad to see there's another EVE player here. How long have you been playing Poison?

Here's the thing that separates EVE from just about every other mmorpg.  In most of them, the people who do the best are the people who grind or quest the most.  However, in EVE, the people who get rich are the most intelligent people, the people who had the most ingenious ideas.  You have to study the game and study the people who play the game if you want to get rich and powerful.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on February 10, 2010, 09:38:38 PM
Quote from: "Reginus"
Glad to see there's another EVE player here. How long have you been playing Poison?

Here's the thing that separates EVE from just about every other mmorpg.  In most of them, the people who do the best are the people who grind or quest the most.  However, in EVE, the people who get rich are the most intelligent people, the people who had the most ingenious ideas.  You have to study the game and study the people who play the game if you want to get rich and powerful.

I played for about eight months and then life happened. That was roughly ten months ago.
How about you? I remember being excited about a few of the upcoming expansions back then. Did they ever implement the avatars? (So that you can get out of your ship.) If so, how is it?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Reginus on February 10, 2010, 10:32:46 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
I played for about eight months and then life happened. That was roughly ten months ago.
How about you? I remember being excited about a few of the upcoming expansions back then. Did they ever implement the avatars? (So that you can get out of your ship.) If so, how is it?

Played for about 6 months, then took a break for a few months, then just recently got back into it.  Still no avatars, even though a new expansion came out less than a month ago ( Ppl who make the best games generally fail at finishing stuff very quick.)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on February 10, 2010, 10:35:37 PM
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
Is anyone planning on getting Bioshock 2 tomorrow?  I heard the single person play is pretty lame, that they focused more on the multi-player aspects of the game.

Unfortunately, I am currently snowed in here in Jersey, and am unable to buy the game.

As for the single player campaign, I completely disagree. Bioshock was one of the more memorable games that I purchased in the past. The story was deep, and made you think, or at least it made me think. If you haven't bought the first game I'd recommend buying that first. It really lays the story out nicely.

On a side note, has anyone heard of the game Heavy Rain(PS3)? The game looks terrific, not to mention suspenseful and terrifying. I'm thinking about buying this game in the near future as well.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on February 10, 2010, 10:55:43 PM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
Is anyone planning on getting Bioshock 2 tomorrow?  I heard the single person play is pretty lame, that they focused more on the multi-player aspects of the game.

Unfortunately, I am currently snowed in here in Jersey, and am unable to buy the game.

As for the single player campaign, I completely disagree. Bioshock was one of the more memorable games that I purchased in the past. The story was deep, and made you think, or at least it made me think. If you haven't bought the first game I'd recommend buying that first. It really lays the story out nicely.

On a side note, has anyone heard of the game Heavy Rain(PS3)? The game looks terrific, not to mention suspenseful and terrifying. I'm thinking about buying this game in the near future as well.

I've played the first Bioshock and agree with you about the story.  That's why I was surprised to hear that Bioshock 2 had gotten weak reviews for it's single player campaign.  I'm playing it now and it seems like it's a short single player game, which may be why people aren't thrilled with the single player this go around.  It's still pretty awesome, though.   And multiplayer is very halo/quake-ish which is fun.  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Reginus on February 10, 2010, 11:06:26 PM
Holy shit, this just came out today.

SC2 beta will be launched this month:
(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FQXQ3V.jpg&hash=aaf50a137dbb2d050d55e4a66c7a485dc480e36d)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on February 11, 2010, 04:33:14 PM
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
Is anyone planning on getting Bioshock 2 tomorrow?  I heard the single person play is pretty lame, that they focused more on the multi-player aspects of the game.

Unfortunately, I am currently snowed in here in Jersey, and am unable to buy the game.

As for the single player campaign, I completely disagree. Bioshock was one of the more memorable games that I purchased in the past. The story was deep, and made you think, or at least it made me think. If you haven't bought the first game I'd recommend buying that first. It really lays the story out nicely.

On a side note, has anyone heard of the game Heavy Rain(PS3)? The game looks terrific, not to mention suspenseful and terrifying. I'm thinking about buying this game in the near future as well.

I've played the first Bioshock and agree with you about the story.  That's why I was surprised to hear that Bioshock 2 had gotten weak reviews for it's single player campaign.  I'm playing it now and it seems like it's a short single player game, which may be why people aren't thrilled with the single player this go around.  It's still pretty awesome, though.   And multiplayer is very halo/quake-ish which is fun.  :D


Yeah, according to a review in the PS3 magazine (I have the PS3), the writer said that there weren't really any memorable bosses like Dr. Steinman or Sander Cohen, which is dissappointing.

Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to buying it. Modern Warfare is getting tiring.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on February 12, 2010, 04:15:17 AM
Quote from: "Reginus"
Holy shit, this just came out today.

SC2 beta will be launched this month:
(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FQXQ3V.jpg&hash=aaf50a137dbb2d050d55e4a66c7a485dc480e36d)

LIES AND FALSEHOODS!!!  SC2 will never come out ... ever.  The beta is a lie since there is no game :P  J/K its about freaking time.  The sooner they get their lazy asses done with this the sooner D3 comes out.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: G-Roll on February 14, 2010, 01:37:41 PM
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On a side note, has anyone heard of the game Heavy Rain(PS3)? The game looks terrific, not to mention suspenseful and terrifying. I'm thinking about buying this game in the near future as well.
i cant wait!! even my g/f is excited about that one. she is a drunk wii fan and doesnt like pushing buttons and hasnt conquered the "challenges" of a real controller. to give you an idea of the “challenge level” she faces moving forward in shooter games is difficult. so im half way hoping that heavy rain doesnt have a challenging control layout. my selfish half really could care less and is still excited though. i have a feeling a lot of the good guys are going to disappear though.... seeming i die alot in video games.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Reginus on February 18, 2010, 02:25:47 AM
SC2 Beta is officially out.  It's closed though, so you can only play if you have a beta key.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theTwiz on February 18, 2010, 06:19:55 AM
Quote from: "Reginus"
SC2 Beta is officially out.  It's closed though, so you can only play if you have a beta key.

AHHHH I DIDN'T GET A KEY YET.

I got the installer though.  Staring at the login screen will have to suffice for now :/
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Reginus on February 19, 2010, 02:22:27 AM
Oh, and by the way, if you want to watch a stream of someone playing sc2 beta live then go to this link:

http://www.teamliquid.net/beta/ (http://www.teamliquid.net/beta/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ClicheGuevara on March 01, 2010, 06:20:55 AM
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I've played the first Bioshock and agree with you about the story.  That's why I was surprised to hear that Bioshock 2 had gotten weak reviews for it's single player campaign.  I'm playing it now and it seems like it's a short single player game, which may be why people aren't thrilled with the single player this go around.  It's still pretty awesome, though.   And multiplayer is very halo/quake-ish which is fun.  :D


Quote
Yeah, according to a review in the PS3 magazine (I have the PS3), the writer said that there weren't really any memorable bosses like Dr. Steinman or Sander Cohen, which is dissappointing.

Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to buying it. Modern Warfare is getting tiring.

I just beat Bioshock 2 and while it wasn't as memorable as the first, I was still very happy with it. I loved every minute of it and it had it's own cool twists. I still have yet to really get into the multi player, only tried a match or two so far. .But it seemed cool.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tom62 on March 01, 2010, 08:12:17 AM
I'm now highly addicted to "Angy Birds" on my iPod Touch (http://www.rovio.com/index.php?page=angry-birds (http://www.rovio.com/index.php?page=angry-birds)). Hours and hours of fun.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on March 01, 2010, 10:16:24 AM
Quote from: "Reginus"
Quote from: "BadPoison"
I played for about eight months and then life happened. That was roughly ten months ago.
How about you? I remember being excited about a few of the upcoming expansions back then. Did they ever implement the avatars? (So that you can get out of your ship.) If so, how is it?

Played for about 6 months, then took a break for a few months, then just recently got back into it.  Still no avatars, even though a new expansion came out less than a month ago ( Ppl who make the best games generally fail at finishing stuff very quick.)


You are playing at the moment? Cool. I'm just getting into my second year playing. I've just started my own corp and will have a starbase up and running in about a month. I love Eve. I love how uncompromising it is.

Are you in a player or NPC corp? We should hook up in game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 01, 2010, 01:50:22 PM
I've just been earnestly watching the PS3 calendar bug unveil. There's ridiculous amounts of misinformation floating around. Here are the facts:


Just wish I could play Heavy Rain. Good thing I already beat it once.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theTwiz on March 02, 2010, 07:21:51 AM
PS3 thing is fixed, it thought 2010 was a leap year.  PS3 fanboys can resume their normally scheduled bashing the XBox 360's hardware problems.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 02, 2010, 01:54:01 PM
Quote from: "theTwiz"
PS3 thing is fixed, it thought 2010 was a leap year.  PS3 fanboys can resume their normally scheduled bashing the XBox 360's hardware problems.
And I've no doubt they will, heh. Happy I could go back to playing Heavy Rain, though. Even the wife is enthralled with the story. It's just so damn good.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: G-Roll on March 02, 2010, 02:04:06 PM
i cant wait to pick up my copy of heavy rain!! is it as good as its hyped up to be?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 02, 2010, 03:03:26 PM
Quote from: "G-Roll"
i cant wait to pick up my copy of heavy rain!! is it as good as its hyped up to be?

It really, really depends on what type of gamer you are. It's a mature story-based interactive drama. There's no retries. The littlest things can have drastic consequences later on. Not really a spoiler, but if you want to remain totally agnostic as to what happens, don't read this:

[spoiler:25yx03oh]At one point in the game you're given a choice to kill someone. I won't say who or which character you're playing at the time. But, being given a choice to kill someone in a game is not something new. However, I've never actually felt guilty about it during a game. In any other game it's simply, 'Do I want the storyline to progress this way or that way?' But here... it really feels like a moral choice. It's crazy.[/spoiler:25yx03oh]

Either way, I played through the first couple chapters last night with the wife watching and this morning she actually said, unprompted, "I really like the story." It was funny... I told her to tell me what to do at the beginning of the game...

[spoiler:25yx03oh]The game starts with you (Ethan Mars) getting out of bed. I said, "So what should I do?" The wife says, "Brush your teeth." So I (Ethan) went into the bathroom and brushed my teeth. She was dumbfounded because she had been joking, haha.[/spoiler:25yx03oh]

Anyway, a Gears of War/Halo/CoD fanboy won't be interested in it. A Madden-loving fratboy won't be interested in it. Film buffs, Final Fantasy fans, Silent Hill fans, anyone who's played Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit) will be interested in it. Anybody who loves a good mystery/thriller will be interested in it. To be honest, I'm probably going to feature the game in my dissertation.  :evil:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ClicheGuevara on March 02, 2010, 04:19:37 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "G-Roll"
i cant wait to pick up my copy of heavy rain!! is it as good as its hyped up to be?

It really, really depends on what type of gamer you are. It's a mature story-based interactive drama. There's no retries. The littlest things can have drastic consequences later on. Not really a spoiler, but if you want to remain totally agnostic as to what happens, don't read this:

[spoiler:2l41jqoe]At one point in the game you're given a choice to kill someone. I won't say who or which character you're playing at the time. But, being given a choice to kill someone in a game is not something new. However, I've never actually felt guilty about it during a game. In any other game it's simply, 'Do I want the storyline to progress this way or that way?' But here... it really feels like a moral choice. It's crazy.[/spoiler:2l41jqoe]

Either way, I played through the first couple chapters last night with the wife watching and this morning she actually said, unprompted, "I really like the story." It was funny... I told her to tell me what to do at the beginning of the game...

[spoiler:2l41jqoe]The game starts with you (Ethan Mars) getting out of bed. I said, "So what should I do?" The wife says, "Brush your teeth." So I (Ethan) went into the bathroom and brushed my teeth. She was dumbfounded because she had been joking, haha.[/spoiler:2l41jqoe]

Anyway, a Gears of War/Halo/CoD fanboy won't be interested in it. A Madden-loving fratboy won't be interested in it. Film buffs, Final Fantasy fans, Silent Hill fans, anyone who's played Indigo Prophecy (Fahrenheit) will be interested in it. Anybody who loves a good mystery/thriller will be interested in it. To be honest, I'm probably going to feature the game in my dissertation.  :evil:


that's funny because I'm a cod, halo and gears fanboy and I am seriously contemplating getting another ps3 (sold my last one to use as a down payment on a car) just for that game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 02, 2010, 08:09:36 PM
Quote from: "ClicheGuevara"
that's funny because I'm a cod, halo and gears fanboy and I am seriously contemplating getting another ps3 (sold my last one to use as a down payment on a car) just for that game.
Well, I should say that it's a generalization, but a safe one to make. If you think you'll appreciate the game, then yes, it's a definitely reason to get the PS3. Then there's God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII...  :crazy:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ClicheGuevara on March 02, 2010, 08:32:36 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "ClicheGuevara"
that's funny because I'm a cod, halo and gears fanboy and I am seriously contemplating getting another ps3 (sold my last one to use as a down payment on a car) just for that game.
Well, I should say that it's a generalization, but a safe one to make. If you think you'll appreciate the game, then yes, it's a definitely reason to get the PS3. Then there's God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII...  :crazy:


I understand, I'm what you would call a gamer for life. .I can play just about any type of game out there and enjoy it. Right now I'm working through mass effect 2, just finished Bioshock 2.

To be honest, I never played my ps3 when I had it..If there is a game on both consoles I will always get it on xbox. I just prefer the controller for some reason..So as far as final fantasy is concerned, I'll be getting that on 360. Never really got into GOW either, something about not being able to control the camera bugs me.

Heavy Rain though has piqued my interest since I first saw a tech demo for it years ago. .I love a good story, nowadays I find myself leaning away from mindless shooters towards games that have substance. Can't wait for Alan Wake either.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 02, 2010, 08:41:56 PM
Quote from: "ClicheGuevara"
Heavy Rain though has piqued my interest since I first saw a tech demo for it years ago. .I love a good story, nowadays I find myself leaning away from mindless shooters towards games that have substance. Can't wait for Alan Wake either.

This really seems to be a trend. I hope it keeps up.  :bananacolor:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ClicheGuevara on March 03, 2010, 02:11:23 AM
Wanna talk about epic storytelling, just finished Mass Effect 2 and it was amazing. .Then again, Bioware has always been great at unfolding a story.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on March 04, 2010, 08:43:13 PM
Quote from: "ClicheGuevara"
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "ClicheGuevara"
that's funny because I'm a cod, halo and gears fanboy and I am seriously contemplating getting another ps3 (sold my last one to use as a down payment on a car) just for that game.
Well, I should say that it's a generalization, but a safe one to make. If you think you'll appreciate the game, then yes, it's a definitely reason to get the PS3. Then there's God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII...  :crazy:



Heavy Rain though has piqued my interest since I first saw a tech demo for it years ago. .I love a good story, nowadays I find myself leaning away from mindless shooters towards games that have substance. Can't wait for Alan Wake either.

I feel the same exact way. I love MW2, don't get me wrong, but I just don't like first person shooters like I used to.

Would it kill developers to make a first person shooter with a story? What about a WW2 FPS with a heart wrenching, Saving Private Ryan-esque story? Now that would be unforgettable.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ClicheGuevara on March 05, 2010, 06:31:31 AM
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I feel the same exact way. I love MW2, don't get me wrong, but I just don't like first person shooters like I used to.

Would it kill developers to make a first person shooter with a story? What about a WW2 FPS with a heart wrenching, Saving Private Ryan-esque story? Now that would be unforgettable.


Ever played Brother in Arms?  It's pretty much exactly what you're describing with some strategy thrown in. .Also Bioshock 1 and 2 were amazing as far as advancing story in a fps, As well as system shock 1 & 2 and Deus Ex.

I think developers are branching out a bit in fps's, it's just baby steps..Look at Mirrors Edge( I absolutely love that game) and Portal.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on March 05, 2010, 11:04:32 PM
Quote from: "ClicheGuevara"
Quote
I feel the same exact way. I love MW2, don't get me wrong, but I just don't like first person shooters like I used to.

Would it kill developers to make a first person shooter with a story? What about a WW2 FPS with a heart wrenching, Saving Private Ryan-esque story? Now that would be unforgettable.


Ever played Brother in Arms?  It's pretty much exactly what you're describing with some strategy thrown in. .Also Bioshock 1 and 2 were amazing as far as advancing story in a fps, As well as system shock 1 & 2 and Deus Ex.

I think developers are branching out a bit in fps's, it's just baby steps..Look at Mirrors Edge( I absolutely love that game) and Portal.

Yes, I remember Brothers In Arms. I only wished I played it through. I was a little younger then and didn't have as much patience with games as I do now.

Bioshock (1 and 2) is an amazing game. The first one is a masterpiece. I just love the whole "individualism" thing, and the whole ideology of Andrew Ryan. It still keeps me interested when I play it.

I'm not saying that all FPS's lack story, but I just wish that a lot more had it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ClicheGuevara on March 06, 2010, 02:18:48 AM
I totally agree, we need more interaction. .. and I totally omitted one of the best fps's out there. .. Fallout 3!  talk about a bad ass story.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on March 06, 2010, 02:23:08 PM
If everything goes right, I'll be purchasing both Heavy Rain and MAG. Quite a duo there. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Reginus on March 07, 2010, 03:26:45 AM
Quote from: "karadan"
You are playing at the moment? Cool. I'm just getting into my second year playing. I've just started my own corp and will have a starbase up and running in about a month. I love Eve. I love how uncompromising it is.

Are you in a player or NPC corp? We should hook up in game.

NPC - got transfered to Perkone after the corp I was in died.

My in-game name is Reginus.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on March 08, 2010, 01:05:08 AM
Well, MAG is extremely disappointing. It's a great concept, but it's just so poorly executed.

First of all, what the hell is with the health system? You actually have a health meter? What the hell is this? I felt like I was transported back to PS1.The game is also just flat out unrealistic. I shouldn't have to shoot a guy twice with a sniper rifle if the shot was well placed.

I'm trying to enjoy this game right now, but no. It's just not my style. Perhaps I'll trade it in and put forth the cash for my purchase of Heavy Rain.

Luckily, I also bought MLB 10 The Show in addition with MAG, so the whole trip wasn't a total loss. The Show is once again fantastic.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: G-Roll on March 08, 2010, 03:29:04 AM
i finally got heavy rain. its beautiful!! my only complaints are the movement system sometimes pisses me off and often id like to know what my options are. the game requires you to press buttons and roll or push the left thumb stick to perform actions. just it isnt always clear what the action is. for example, i tried to cook dinner and thought i was going to grab a pizza, but i snatched a beer instead.
and the story is soooooo good that my girl friend got mad that i was playing it without her. she claimed that she likes to help me make decisions and now will be lost in the story line.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on March 08, 2010, 05:51:31 AM
Quote from: "G-Roll"
and the story is soooooo good that my girl friend got mad that i was playing it without her. she claimed that she likes to help me make decisions and now will be lost in the story line.

Haha, I did that when my fiance played Mass Effect 2 without me.  :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 08, 2010, 01:48:28 PM
Quote from: "G-Roll"
i finally got heavy rain. its beautiful!! my only complaints are the movement system sometimes pisses me off and often id like to know what my options are. the game requires you to press buttons and roll or push the left thumb stick to perform actions. just it isnt always clear what the action is. for example, i tried to cook dinner and thought i was going to grab a pizza, but i snatched a beer instead.
and the story is soooooo good that my girl friend got mad that i was playing it without her. she claimed that she likes to help me make decisions and now will be lost in the story line.
Finish the game and you can go back and play chapter-by-chapter with the choice to save your decisions (thus erasing everything in your game from that point on but keep your trophies) and not have your decisions (so you don't lose your access to all the chapters but can still get other trophies). Incidentally, if you do a chapter and make a decision that's different from the one in your save game, as long as you keep playing without quitting you'll get to see how it plays out until, possibly, the end of the game. So, let her know that you can go back and do everything, anything, on demand. ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: G-Roll on March 08, 2010, 02:31:52 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "G-Roll"
i finally got heavy rain. its beautiful!! my only complaints are the movement system sometimes pisses me off and often id like to know what my options are. the game requires you to press buttons and roll or push the left thumb stick to perform actions. just it isnt always clear what the action is. for example, i tried to cook dinner and thought i was going to grab a pizza, but i snatched a beer instead.
and the story is soooooo good that my girl friend got mad that i was playing it without her. she claimed that she likes to help me make decisions and now will be lost in the story line.
Finish the game and you can go back and play chapter-by-chapter with the choice to save your decisions (thus erasing everything in your game from that point on but keep your trophies) and not have your decisions (so you don't lose your access to all the chapters but can still get other trophies). Incidentally, if you do a chapter and make a decision that's different from the one in your save game, as long as you keep playing without quitting you'll get to see how it plays out until, possibly, the end of the game. So, let her know that you can go back and do everything, anything, on demand. ;)
thats so cool. i love the idea of the option to save.

i saw that i could replay the chapters. so far all my characters are alive, thats the only end result (besides the over all mission) that really concerns me... so far.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on March 08, 2010, 09:26:04 PM
Quote from: "G-Roll"
i finally got heavy rain. its beautiful!! my only complaints are the movement system sometimes pisses me off and often id like to know what my options are. the game requires you to press buttons and roll or push the left thumb stick to perform actions. just it isnt always clear what the action is. for example, i tried to cook dinner and thought i was going to grab a pizza, but i snatched a beer instead.
and the story is soooooo good that my girl friend got mad that i was playing it without her. she claimed that she likes to help me make decisions and now will be lost in the story line.

I keep sitting at my house just waiting...waiting...waiting...waiting for the call.

I reserved my copy of Heavy Rain but I was a late reserve. I'm now waiting for the next shipment of the game and the game store is supposed to call me soon to tell me they have a copy.

This is the first game in a while I've had high expectations for, and it looks like I won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 09, 2010, 02:45:38 AM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
I keep sitting at my house just waiting...waiting...waiting...waiting for the call.

I reserved my copy of Heavy Rain but I was a late reserve. I'm now waiting for the next shipment of the game and the game store is supposed to call me soon to tell me they have a copy.

This is the first game in a while I've had high expectations for, and it looks like I won't be disappointed.

It's SO DAMN GOOD.

 :headbang:  :bananacolor:  :yay:  :yay:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: G-Roll on March 09, 2010, 02:54:25 AM
red dead redemption is the next game on my list. i have high expectations for that one as well.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theTwiz on March 09, 2010, 07:56:30 AM
I finally got in the StarCraft II Beta if anyone wants to know how awesome it is. (very)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on March 09, 2010, 01:12:38 PM
Quote from: "theTwiz"
I finally got in the StarCraft II Beta if anyone wants to know how awesome it is. (very)


Ten-years-in-the-making kind of awesome?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ClicheGuevara on March 09, 2010, 04:41:55 PM
final fantasy 13 comes out today....still contemplating if I should buy it, J rpg's kinda don't do it for me anymore.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 09, 2010, 04:47:45 PM
Quote from: "ClicheGuevara"
final fantasy 13 comes out today....still contemplating if I should buy it, J rpg's kinda don't do it for me anymore.
I hadn't purchased it but I think my wife ordered it for me as my Valentine's present. Just before the end of the term, too. Great.  :hissyfit:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on March 10, 2010, 12:25:53 AM
My fiance is out RIGHT NOW buying FFXIII for me.  I can't help but be super excited, even though I've been somewhat disappointed with FF since X.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on March 10, 2010, 12:07:39 PM
Final Fantasy XIII is giving me eye orgasms.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 10, 2010, 03:26:58 PM
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
Final Fantasy XIII is giving me eye orgasms.
I played last night until you take control of Vanille. Why, oh, why must I have schoolwork and a job?!  :hissyfit: I'm sooo taking a couple days vacation during spring break and playing the entire time.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on March 10, 2010, 05:59:48 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
Final Fantasy XIII is giving me eye orgasms.
I played last night until you take control of Vanille. Why, oh, why must I have schoolwork and a job?!  :yay:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theTwiz on March 11, 2010, 09:17:18 AM
I'm trying to decide on whether or not to get FFXIII.  Quick rundown of me, and hopefully you all can tell me if you think I'll like it.  To keep it short, I mainly play FPS, but love the occasional RTS and RPG.  I HATE micromanagement, and this is what has turned me off to a lot of RPGs in the past. Love Fable, ME1 and ME2. HATE WoW. Couldn't get into DA:O.

From what I've seen so far, FFXIII (as with most FF games?) is largely about the story and cutscenes. The fight sequences are turn-based, strategic in nature and don't require a lot of inventory management, and the game doesn't seem to revolve around item-gathering or leveling up too much; i.e. these things happen naturally as you play the game and you don't have to run off in a forest killing wild animals for XP.

I guess what I'm saying is, if the above paragraph is accurate, I'll like the game.  If I'm off about the micromanagement or item/XP bs then I might hate it.

Last thing: I am an absolute sucker for kick-ass story/plotlines, and truly epic cutscenes. I'm talking cinematic here. The endings for Halo 3, ME1 and ME2 come to mind. If a game might as well be a ridiculously long movie that is mindblowingly amazing with the occasional interactive bit, I'd be just as happy.

So....will I like it?

Ninjaedit: If yes, then a followup question: Since I'll have to wait a while (3+ mos) to get it anyway, should I get the XBox 360 version that's scaled down, or go ahead and get a PS3 for the game? I have other uses for a PS3 besides this one game, just haven't bit the bullet yet.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 11, 2010, 01:29:33 PM
Quote from: "theTwiz"
I'm trying to decide on whether or not to get FFXIII.  Quick rundown of me, and hopefully you all can tell me if you think I'll like it.  To keep it short, I mainly play FPS, but love the occasional RTS and RPG.  I HATE micromanagement, and this is what has turned me off to a lot of RPGs in the past. Love Fable, ME1 and ME2. HATE WoW. Couldn't get into DA:O.

From what I've seen so far, FFXIII (as with most FF games?) is largely about the story and cutscenes. The fight sequences are turn-based, strategic in nature and don't require a lot of inventory management, and the game doesn't seem to revolve around item-gathering or leveling up too much; i.e. these things happen naturally as you play the game and you don't have to run off in a forest killing wild animals for XP.

I guess what I'm saying is, if the above paragraph is accurate, I'll like the game.  If I'm off about the micromanagement or item/XP bs then I might hate it.

Last thing: I am an absolute sucker for kick-ass story/plotlines, and truly epic cutscenes. I'm talking cinematic here. The endings for Halo 3, ME1 and ME2 come to mind. If a game might as well be a ridiculously long movie that is mindblowingly amazing with the occasional interactive bit, I'd be just as happy.

So....will I like it?

Ninjaedit: If yes, then a followup question: Since I'll have to wait a while (3+ mos) to get it anyway, should I get the XBox 360 version that's scaled down, or go ahead and get a PS3 for the game? I have other uses for a PS3 besides this one game, just haven't bit the bullet yet.
Get the PS3 version. The Xbox version is "adequate but a tad disappointing." (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digit ... i-face-off (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-final-fantasy-xiii-face-off))

This FF game isn't turn-based. The battles are different than they've ever been before. Here's a rundown:


Experience, much like in FFX, is no longer a feature. It's actually much close to FFX in that you have a map of abilities and stat improvements that you traverse using points you gain from battle. Each node requires a certain number of points but you can basically just open the screen, hold X, and it will level you up accordingly. Finer control is there, but it's not technically necessary.

We're back to one weapon and one accessory as far as equipment goes. There's a class system called the Paradigm system that lets you change how your characters behave in battle and proper use of this is absolutely essential to success against more difficult mobs. Quickly finishing battles also scores you more points and better drops.

To address your concern about level or item farming, it's actually not an option, really. You can kill mobs over and over to get items to sell or use, but you can't super-charge your characters in advance of a difficult fight. So, yes, it occurs naturally throughout the game as you play. Honestly, battle in FFXIII seems to be secondary to environment, story and character relations.

The Final Fantasy series is known for its complex, flowing, touching stories. The cutscenes in FFX won god-knows how many awards. FFXIII is absolutely stunning. Stunning.

tl;dr Get the PS3 version. You'll love it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on March 11, 2010, 03:37:27 PM
Anyone ever play The Lost Planet? I'd kind of heard of it but never played it. I just found this trailer and wow, the sequel looks  :drool  :drool

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/vi ... s-Stunning (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/98983-This-Lost-Planet-2-Gameplay-Trailer-is-Stunning)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theTwiz on March 12, 2010, 07:26:52 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
tl;dr Get the PS3 version. You'll love it.

Thanks for taking the time to write this out, it really helped.  Sounds like it's all the things I was hoping it would be, and none of the things I was hoping it wouldn't. I'll be saving up for a PS3/FFXIII purchase in the coming months.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on March 15, 2010, 01:51:29 AM
Anyone here play the Super Mario Bros Wii?  If you haven't yet I have some advice for you.  If you have a significant other it is a BAD idea to play with them.  The game can be frustrating with new players and the fact that you can jump on your other players heads.  Causing the demise of your significant other on a regular basis in the game is both frustrating and bad for the relationship.  At the very least one of you two thinks the other is a complete f**king idiot ... which is bad for your relationship.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theTwiz on March 15, 2010, 04:21:51 AM
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
At the very least one of you two thinks the other is a complete f**king idiot ...

So it makes it like you're in a relationship?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on March 15, 2010, 06:46:13 AM
Quote from: "LoneMateria"
Anyone here play the Super Mario Bros Wii?  If you haven't yet I have some advice for you.  If you have a significant other it is a BAD idea to play with them.  The game can be frustrating with new players and the fact that you can jump on your other players heads.  Causing the demise of your significant other on a regular basis in the game is both frustrating and bad for the relationship.  At the very least one of you two thinks the other is a complete f**king idiot ... which is bad for your relationship.

I can't play that game on 2p with my son, he always whines and yells at me because of the head jumping and how basically you're going to kill your teammate from time to time because of the way the levels are and how the 2p game play works.   We find it way more fun just to play a 1p game and pass the controller back and forth, taking turns.  Much more rooting, far less yelling/whining/me refusing to play.  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on March 15, 2010, 03:08:57 PM
Quote from: "theTwiz"
So it makes it like you're in a relationship?

You must have some bad relationships then.
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
I can't play that game on 2p with my son, he always whines and yells at me because of the head jumping and how basically you're going to kill your teammate from time to time because of the way the levels are and how the 2p game play works.   We find it way more fun just to play a 1p game and pass the controller back and forth, taking turns.  Much more rooting, far less yelling/whining/me refusing to play.  :D

Yeah, Heather and I have to develop some system to play this game.  Who ever has either fire or ice takes the front and the other one gets the back.  But the head jumping is frustrating ... because it always seems timed to when you will jump on an enemy right before he hits you.  I've been so pissed that I've ran through half of a level while she was in her bubble.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on March 16, 2010, 02:28:32 AM
Alright, I'm starting to get pissed off. My local game store is supposed to call me when they receive my copy of Heavy Rain (I was a late reserve). About a week and a half later, and still no call.

I think I'm just going to stop by soon and just ask because they should have a copy by now. I can't wait much longer to play this game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on March 20, 2010, 02:53:04 AM
Purchased Heavy Rain two hours ago. God the beginning is depressing.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ClicheGuevara on March 20, 2010, 05:02:00 AM
Playing Metro 2033, so far it's really good!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: the hottness on March 21, 2010, 04:59:00 PM
Anyone play the Splinter Cell: Conviction demo on XBL? It looks slick and the controls are all in order, but i can't help but feel like its missing something.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theTwiz on March 22, 2010, 03:58:06 AM
Quote from: "the hottness"
Anyone play the Splinter Cell: Conviction demo on XBL? It looks slick and the controls are all in order, but i can't help but feel like its missing something.

that's because it's the demo version ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 22, 2010, 02:14:29 PM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Purchased Heavy Rain two hours ago. God the beginning is depressing.
Isn't it though? Quantic Dream really pulled it off in making Heavy Rain an interactive drama rather than a "game".

Also, 30 hours into FFXIII and really enjoying it. Very different from previous games in a good way.  :yay:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on March 22, 2010, 02:20:32 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Purchased Heavy Rain two hours ago. God the beginning is depressing.
Isn't it though? Quantic Dream really pulled it off in making Heavy Rain an interactive drama rather than a "game".

Also, 30 hours into FFXIII and really enjoying it. Very different from previous games in a good way.  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 22, 2010, 04:47:29 PM
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
I finally moved on to chapter 12 after spending literally 30 hours doing the side missions and grinding at the end of chapter 11.  I anticipate beating the game this week, then immediately starting a new game to get the best weapons, all the hidden goodies, etc.  :D

So, does chapter 12 start when you get to Oerba? If so, I'll stay the hell away for a while, haha.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ClicheGuevara on March 22, 2010, 06:42:15 PM
So ff13, still the same ol tired J-rpg story lines?  I really wanna play it, but I am sick of the stories in J-rpgs.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 22, 2010, 06:56:31 PM
Quote from: "ClicheGuevara"
So ff13, still the same ol tired J-rpg story lines?  I really wanna play it, but I am sick of the stories in J-rpgs.
Actually this one (just like FFXII) is pretty mature, as far as that goes. It's no X-2, that's for sure. I mean, sure, there's a lot of the typical fist-clinching-the-air, "I will save her!" kinda stuff, but that's to be expected. It is a Japanese-made RPG, after all. Lightning is an anti-hero, though, much like a female Cloud.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on March 22, 2010, 07:06:24 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
I finally moved on to chapter 12 after spending literally 30 hours doing the side missions and grinding at the end of chapter 11.  I anticipate beating the game this week, then immediately starting a new game to get the best weapons, all the hidden goodies, etc.  :D

So, does chapter 12 start when you get to Oerba? If so, I'll stay the hell away for a while, haha.

This isn't REALLY a spoiler, but in case some people don't want to know...

[spoiler:2xx4u8d7]No, chapter 12 starts when you get on a ship after the boss fight in Oerba.  You don't automatically get on the ship after the fight though, so you can go ahead and fight the boss there and do some missions if you want.  It's once you go back to cocoon after fighting super-bad-guy-with-the-owl that you can't go back to Pulse until you've beaten the game.  Some of the Cei'th stones on Pulse are for enemies that are so strong, you'll have to beat the game and then go back to be able to beat them anyway so you'll be able to go back once the main storyline is finished, but while playing the main campaign if you board that plane/ship/whatthefuckever it's no going back until the end.  Though it's looking like the place I'm at now in 12 has some decent grinding potential as well.[/spoiler:2xx4u8d7]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on March 22, 2010, 09:20:42 PM
... Not to get off topic for FF, but...

I've got two new games out (that I'm in - haven't played them yet).

Command & Conquer 4 (PC)

and

Fragile (on odd one for the Wii)

If anyone plays them, lemme know how they are.

Cheers,
JoeActor
(aka. "Braggy Smurf")
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Fallen Jedii on March 23, 2010, 01:37:06 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
Purchased Heavy Rain two hours ago. God the beginning is depressing.
Isn't it though? Quantic Dream really pulled it off in making Heavy Rain an interactive drama rather than a "game".

It really is tremendous. I beat it yesterday around 11 at night.

I must say that it was the most suspenseful, heart pumping game/drama I've played to date. I've never thought so deeply, and second guessed my decisions as much as I did in Heavy Rain.

The game was truly a masterpiece and I'm now on my second play through.

[spoiler:2ogpmqe6]Who else discovered Scott Shelby as the Origami killer? I was completely stunned.[/spoiler:2ogpmqe6]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on March 23, 2010, 02:58:23 AM
Quote from: "Fallen Jedii"
[spoiler:86dccm40]Who else discovered Scott Shelby as the Origami killer? I was completely stunned.[/spoiler:86dccm40]
[spoiler:86dccm40]I did, yeah. First runthrough had all four characters alive and saved the kid. Felt good. :)[/spoiler:86dccm40]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on March 23, 2010, 03:37:07 PM
I just found these incredibly funny game review videos.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... es-Inferno (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1472-Dantes-Inferno)

The above is rather apt for HAF, methinks :)

The review for heavy rain is also very funny.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theTwiz on March 24, 2010, 07:34:26 AM
Quote from: "karadan"
I just found these incredibly funny game review videos.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... es-Inferno (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1472-Dantes-Inferno)

The above is rather apt for HAF, methinks :)

The review for heavy rain is also very funny.

i want to have yahtzee's babies. his 2.5D Hoedown review is one of my all time favorites.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on April 01, 2010, 08:25:31 PM
Want:
http://www.gamespot.com/wii/action/metr ... eo/6254452 (http://www.gamespot.com/wii/action/metroidotherm/video/6254452)

(oh yeah)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on April 01, 2010, 08:33:34 PM
I asked this on facebook and got the "it's guys, you can't understand" repsonse....

Why do guys enjoy playing their video games yet at the same time will get so upset while playing them?

My husband does this all the time; he loves to play the video games then almost all I hear coming from the room is cussing; not so much if he isn't playing live games though yet he typically is playing live.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LoneMateria on April 01, 2010, 11:03:48 PM
Quote from: "Whitney"
I asked this on facebook and got the "it's guys, you can't understand" repsonse....

Why do guys enjoy playing their video games yet at the same time will get so upset while playing them?

My husband does this all the time; he loves to play the video games then almost all I hear coming from the room is cussing; not so much if he isn't playing live games though yet he typically is playing live.

It is fun.  We enjoy playing the game and then we come to a boss.  That boss kicks our ass.  We spend an hour or two leveling, getting better gear, reading a strategy or two online and when we face that boss again we beat him.  Though frustrated just a short time earlier we get gratification for working hard and being clever and defeating that boss.  We feel like we really accomplished something when it is really an illusion.  If you play a video game and it doesn't frustrate you to some extent then the game will probably suck because it won't be a challenge to you.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on April 09, 2010, 06:43:51 PM
Cool Retro Game Video:

[youtube:2mewx638]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0_1Hu2QavM[/youtube:2mewx638]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theblasphemousbear on April 11, 2010, 02:05:28 AM
Quote from: "Whitney"
I asked this on facebook and got the "it's guys, you can't understand" repsonse....
Talk about a lazy response...

Quote from: "Whitney"
Why do guys enjoy playing their video games yet at the same time will get so upset while playing them?

My husband does this all the time; he loves to play the video games then almost all I hear coming from the room is cussing; not so much if he isn't playing live games though yet he typically is playing live.

I've heard girls get pretty angry at games, too.
But the occasional frustration of losing is nothing compared to the joy of winning. It's hard to enjoy video games if you can't accept loss.
It's kind of like being a big fan of any sport. When your team loses, it can be frustrating, but that's part of the thrill. And it makes winning that much sweeter.
What I don't have an answer for is Live. I never understood the appeal of playing a game with swearing thirteen-year-olds with prepubescent voices when there's the alternative of enjoying a game by yourself.
That may just be my introversive gaming personality... I have a hard time playing games with others.
Quote from: "joeactor"
Cool Retro Game Video
Don't get me wrong, that's a fantastic and creative video, but I've StumbledUpon it five or six times now... it got really popular, really fast.

Quote from: "joeactor"
Command & Conquer 4 (PC)

(I know this doesn't have much to do with you post, but...)
Am I the only one that thinks this series kinda died after Red Alert 2?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on April 13, 2010, 03:38:50 PM
Quote from: "theblasphemousbear"
Quote from: "joeactor"
Command & Conquer 4 (PC)

(I know this doesn't have much to do with you post, but...)
Am I the only one that thinks this series kinda died after Red Alert 2?

... can't say, as I've not played any of the C&C series.

(but that does tend to happen with sequel after sequel after...)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: theTwiz on April 14, 2010, 01:15:16 AM
Gears of War 3 announced:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/194139/gears_of_war_3_announced_trailer_debuts.html

oversized font cannot convey my excitement enough  :yay:

edit: Dom's beard is important, and the girl soldier is Anya. that's straight from cliffy b.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on April 14, 2010, 10:58:11 AM
Quote from: "theTwiz"
Gears of War 3 announced:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/194139/gears_of_war_3_announced_trailer_debuts.html

oversized font cannot convey my excitement enough  :yay:

edit: Dom's beard is important, and the girl soldier is Anya. that's straight from cliffy b.

That is exciting, but my giblets are quivering for Crysis 2 even more.

[youtube:2dijd18v]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbM-1uxuRJs[/youtube:2dijd18v]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 31, 2010, 02:59:14 PM
I've gotten through Assassin's Creed II once and a half times, and am thinking of buying Prince Of Persia next. Is it any good?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on May 31, 2010, 05:00:59 PM
I do some thorough gaming, but not at the expense of what little life I have with my friends.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on June 04, 2010, 09:42:25 AM
Quote from: "Asmodean"
I do some thorough gaming, but not at the expense of what little life I have with my friends.


Indded. A very important point which should be rigorously observed.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: fiendmf on June 07, 2010, 05:50:11 PM
Just a few hours a week. I'm quite busy.

It's not often, but when my buddy Josh & I get together, we tear up some CoD:2 on multiplayer. When we're not though, I get an hour in here & there on my 360. I really need to play Red Dead Redemption.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: AtheistBrit on June 10, 2010, 01:40:42 AM
I play a few games, little and often.

World of Warcraft http://www.wowarmory.com/character-shee ... &cn=Laskia (http://www.wowarmory.com/character-sheet.xml?r=Nordrassil&cn=Laskia)
Sims 3
Sonic the Hedgehog (all games up to and including Sonic Adventure 2, then the series totally jumped the shark)
Age of Empires II and III, Age of Mythology
Command and Conquer
Final Fantasy
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on July 20, 2010, 12:27:34 AM
I am currently playing ff6 Advance on my DS.  It was a fun game 10 years ago when I first played it on SNES and it's fun now as a handheld title.  <3
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on July 20, 2010, 02:43:35 PM
(advert mode - Activate!)

Hey gang... ok, a bit of an ad.. but it's also a game!

My first iPhone game is out (I'm the voices, not the coder) - it's called Bump Wars:
[youtube:s6y3t817]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSPqxx7CyFU[/youtube:s6y3t817]

I don't have an iPhone myself, but I've been told this is available in the app store.

(advert mode - de-Activate!)

I've also got a couple of used games from GameStop coming today.
First time I've bought from them (and first time for used games).

I was a fan of the first Raving Rabbids game, so I got Raving Rabbids 2 and TV Party.
Plus I finally picked up Mortal Kombat vs. DCU for the Xbox360
All 3 games for $50.

This used game thing may catch on with me! (assuming they're in good shape)...

Happy Tuesday,
JoeActor
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: SSY on August 01, 2010, 03:17:18 AM
Has anyone got starcraft 2? The original game was so revered, I can't help but think that Blizzard are fighting an uphill battle to keep the fans happy.

Speaking of Blizzard, did you work on Diablo 3 Joe? If so, can you give me any info, at all, what so ever that hasn't been released already? I'm getting ready to become a hermit when that game comes out.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on August 02, 2010, 07:12:03 PM
Quote from: "SSY"
Speaking of Blizzard, did you work on Diablo 3 Joe? If so, can you give me any info, at all, what so ever that hasn't been released already? I'm getting ready to become a hermit when that game comes out.

In order... Yes... No... (wish I knew more ;-)

Looks like it's gonna be an awesome game, but the release date is still TBA as far as I know...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: SSY on August 11, 2010, 04:19:33 AM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "SSY"
Speaking of Blizzard, did you work on Diablo 3 Joe? If so, can you give me any info, at all, what so ever that hasn't been released already? I'm getting ready to become a hermit when that game comes out.

In order... Yes... No... (wish I knew more ;-)

Looks like it's gonna be an awesome game, but the release date is still TBA as far as I know...

:( Thanks anyway, can you tell us what you did once the game is released?

Also, Alien swarm is free on steam, it's amazing, never played a game with such tight teamwork, even in pickup games.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Smarmy Of One on August 11, 2010, 01:42:43 PM
Addicted to Left 4 Dead 2. Can't get enough zombie killing - if killing is the right word. (and I guess it is because in the L4D franchise the zombies are infected people not undead – so there).

I play on X-Box Live mostly. Valve puts out a weekly "mutation" to the games rules that are usually pretty cool.

I also really like Portal - another Valve game. And was a big fan of the Half Life series ... also Valve.

There is a pattern here ...

I have been getting into Bioshock 2 a little as well. A friend just loaned me his Mass Effect 2, but the RPG games are usually a little too involved for me. I like to be able to get in and get out.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on August 11, 2010, 02:23:57 PM
Quote from: "SSY"
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "SSY"
Speaking of Blizzard, did you work on Diablo 3 Joe? If so, can you give me any info, at all, what so ever that hasn't been released already? I'm getting ready to become a hermit when that game comes out.

In order... Yes... No... (wish I knew more ;-)

Looks like it's gonna be an awesome game, but the release date is still TBA as far as I know...

:( Thanks anyway, can you tell us what you did once the game is released?

... I'll be telling everyone!   ;-)

p.s. Thanks for the Alien Swarm FYI - downloading now.
p.p.s. Loved Portal - Portal 2 in the works, ya know...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: SSY on August 11, 2010, 03:59:04 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
Quote from: "SSY"
Quote from: "joeactor"

In order... Yes... No... (wish I knew more ;-)

Looks like it's gonna be an awesome game, but the release date is still TBA as far as I know...

:( Thanks anyway, can you tell us what you did once the game is released?

... I'll be telling everyone!   ;-)

p.s. Thanks for the Alien Swarm FYI - downloading now.
p.p.s. Loved Portal - Portal 2 in the works, ya know...

What's your steam name? We can pwn aliens together.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on August 11, 2010, 04:41:52 PM
Quote from: "SSY"
What's your steam name? We can pwn aliens together.

it's "joeactor" (I think)... but I'll warn you - I'm not on much, and not very good... maybe I should be an informant for the aliens?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Faradaympp on August 18, 2010, 03:40:10 PM
Anyone play Monster Hunter Tri? Fun game with a steep learning curve, prone to frustrate players. It's a good RPG game in which you can lose yourself for hours. However vegetarians and PETA sympathizers would definitely not like it, seeing as there is much killing of small and often defenceless animals.(WARNING:Run on sentence approaching) But if if spending hours crafting a weapon and matching armour only to find out it will be useless against the monster now looking at you much like you would look at a particularily tender and juicy steak sounds good to you, hop on the bandwagon, pick a sword, and get hunting.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: The Magic Pudding on August 20, 2010, 04:27:02 PM
I was just reading about a free Age of Empires online offering.

Quote
COLOGNE, Germany — Aug. 17, 2010 — On the eve of gamescom 2010, the world’s largest consumer-oriented games showcase, Microsoft Corp. unveiled the newest addition to the famed “Age of Empires” franchise, “Age of Empires Online.” Microsoft also announced the development of “Microsoft Flight,” a new entry inspired by the best-selling “Microsoft Flight Simulator” franchise. Published by Microsoft Game Studios, these new titles, along with the previously announced “Fable III,” fully integrate the free* Games for Windows – LIVE online service to deliver compelling socially connected gameplay experiences.
http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/pres ... mPCPR.mspx (http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/aug10/08-16MSGamescomPCPR.mspx)
http://www.microsoft.com/games/en-us/co ... escom.aspx (http://www.microsoft.com/games/en-us/community/pages/gamescom.aspx)

There's a forum discussing it here http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-re ... ?t=1513560 (http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1513560)

Ahh the memories.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Cecilie on August 20, 2010, 05:03:37 PM
I play a lot of Guitar Hero/ Rock Band, but I grew up with two older brothers so I like playing Tekken and that sort of thing as well.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: SSY on August 22, 2010, 11:31:00 PM
For anyone who has not played Kane and Lynch 2, I will attempt to summarise.

You playing a middle aged, balding and overweight psychopath, with an equally violent, but more calculating partner. You stride, demigod like through hails of gunfire, murdering anything that looks like it might be Chinese. You also take in the sights of Shanghai's seedy underbelly.

Not to give away too many spoilers, but my favourite part is when you find yourself naked, sporting about 30 significant lacerations from a stanley knife, all over a foot long, out in a coach parking lot, rain and blood mingling to form a slick covering for the amiable paunch that accompanies you on your genocidal trip through the Chinese gangland.

Has anyone else played this? What about online?

Edit, forgot to say, it's actually quite good, there is a lot of shooting, so it can get a bit samey, but it is certainly gritty.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Byronazriel on September 06, 2010, 05:59:42 AM
I mostly play shooter, platformers, adventure/puzzel games, RPGs, and super hero type games.

I usually play under 20 hours of videogames a week, but whenever I get a new one I retreat into my cave until the novelty wears off.

The most recent games I played were Bioshock 2, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, Warhammer Online, Rayman 2 The Great Escape, Donkey Kong 64, and Majora's Mask.

Iron Man, and the Incredible Hulk are coming through the mail, I should get them on tuesday...

I recently brought my N64 out of storage, and now I'm thinking about going even more olde schoole and dusting off my SNES.

Star fox, and Mario prepare yourselves... For here I come!  :bananacolor:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: PoopShoot on September 06, 2010, 05:26:00 PM
I go between that boyfriend on the GoW3 commercial to non-gamer and back again quite frequently.  That statement is so true, BTW, that my wife got pissed off every time she saw it.  Anyway, I try ot go cheap, so the last game I got was Brutal Legend (so much win), but I got it last month for $10.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on September 13, 2010, 11:12:33 AM
Holy crap Starcraft II is good. When Blizzard say they aren't going to release something until it is completely finished, they mean it. That game is huge!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: fishyfish on September 30, 2010, 09:41:09 AM
Let's just say that the last game I've ever played was Monkey Island, which was way back in the 90s.  Not counting Facebook games, I have not been into gaming.

I am actually looking for a video game that a 3 year old girl would be able to play?  She's sick and tired of NickJr.  And I am not willing to let her play plants vs. zombies after the wife got addicted to it, so much so that she quit her job (not really).

Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Byronazriel on September 30, 2010, 09:50:00 AM
Mario teaches typing.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on September 30, 2010, 02:58:19 PM
Anybody play "Company of Heroes"?

Seemed like a pretty good combat game.

There's a new Online version in the works - might even be free:
http://www.companyofheroes.com/ (http://www.companyofheroes.com/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: DropLogic on October 02, 2010, 12:04:21 AM
I'm hopelessly addicted to Mass Effect 1 and 2 currently.  I usually get bored of games within 2-3 months, but not those two.  I keep playing them through over and over, trying new tactics, making new decisions.  
My xbox name is Arsaken if anyone plays Modern Warfare 2.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on October 05, 2010, 10:10:36 AM
Trials HD on Xbox is one of the most infuriatingly difficult and addictive games i've ever played. It only cost me £7 to buy over xbox live and i simply haven't stopped playing it. I've put more time into it than i have Starcraft II and Halo Reach combined.

If anyone here plays Xbox, get Trials HD. It is awesome.

[youtube:1a4dntom]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQAmbTEOJG8[/youtube:1a4dntom]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: DropLogic on October 06, 2010, 11:50:51 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
Trials HD on Xbox is one of the most infuriatingly difficult and addictive games i've ever played. It only cost me £7 to buy over xbox live and i simply haven't stopped playing it. I've put more time into it than i have Starcraft II and Halo Reach combined.

If anyone here plays Xbox, get Trials HD. It is awesome.

[youtube:km40ppuo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQAmbTEOJG8[/youtube:km40ppuo]
wow...its like sonic on a bike.  That game would probably give me vertigo on my giant TV.  Looks really frustrating.
Try out Limbo when you get a chance.  You can get it on xbl, as well as a free demo.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Category on October 07, 2010, 12:49:16 PM
I spend way too much time play WoW, an 80 resto shaman on Doomhammer US if anyone wants to play with me<3
I used to be a huge halo fanboy, but sadly my xbox was out of order until earlier this month. Anyone have suggestions for newer games?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on October 07, 2010, 02:02:18 PM
Quote from: "Category"
I spend way too much time play WoW, an 80 resto shaman on Doomhammer US if anyone wants to play with me<3
I used to be a huge halo fanboy, but sadly my xbox was out of order until earlier this month. Anyone have suggestions for newer games?

Yes, trials HD on xbox arcade. Halo reach is also pretty badass.

They've just made lots of progress on the star wars Galaxies emulator. The main server should go live fairly soon. If you can get hold of the original game disks from ebay or something, you'll be able to install the EMU and play a free and particularly amazing MMO! :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: OdisBDilligaf on October 08, 2010, 03:25:51 AM
WORLD OF FREAKING WARCRAFT!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Category on October 11, 2010, 12:07:56 PM
Quote from: "OdisBDilligaf"
WORLD OF FREAKING WARCRAFT!

Class/Level/Race/Realm? US/EU?

Shaman/80/Orc/Doomhammer US (Hit me up for whatever, running with a 5k GS and working on 10m ICC progression with guild.)

EDIT:...... Name is Category....
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on October 15, 2010, 10:27:07 PM
My fiancé and I are approaching a gamer crisis.  I am super excited for Fable 3 while he is super excited about Fallout New Vegas.  And that's completely ignoring black ops which will be out in November.  Damn this 60 dollar a game habit!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: PoopShoot on October 15, 2010, 10:31:50 PM
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
Damn this 60 dollar a game habit!
Lern 2 wait a month.  I have NEVER paid $60 for a game (though my wife bought God of War 3 for me brand new when I didn't want her to).  I wait a month and they mysteriously become a reasonable price.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: pinkocommie on October 15, 2010, 10:44:12 PM
The dude has that gamer need to play the games he's really excited about the first day they drop, but I think he may have to be patient this time, especially since we just dropped some ducats for tickets to ZomBcon.  Though to his credit, he has way more restraint now then he used to.  I, on the other hand, have gotten worse.  Though most likely what I'll do is wait to get Fable until this quarter of school is over since that game might seriously affect my ability to study.   :eek2:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: PoopShoot on October 15, 2010, 10:47:25 PM
Quote from: "pinkocommie"
The dude has that gamer need to play the games he's really excited about the first day they drop,
What's more important?  To spend the money to get the game or to save the money in exchange for a month of itchy nuts?  I have to admit that it sucks wanting and waiting, and it sucks that everyone puts a little spoiler here and a little spoiler there until the story of the game is completely known to me, but I wouldn't have half the games I do if I bought new.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: trexshinigami on November 04, 2010, 07:28:58 PM
I would be playing >40 hrs a week if i wasnt in grad school, but I get to play at least 10 - 15 hrs per week

My current games are:
Battlefield: BC 2
Fallout: NV

Also I love Bioshock and Half Life 2, Madden, L4Dead, Borderlands...Mainly FPS games

All xbox360

I own a Wii but I dont play it much which seems to be true for a lot of gamers.
I also played WOW too for 2 years, but not anymore, Im over that :(

This thread is awesome... <3
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Croaker on November 09, 2010, 07:34:38 PM
Used to play some WoW, then realized how much time and money I had sunk into it - and that was for one level 70! Whew.

I love a good RPG, and have as of late switched to more action-adventure games. I seem to have less time each year for games (with kids, work, and now a house!) but I haven't lost any of my completionist tendencies. So now I get shorter games, spend a good amount of time getting a plat trophy and still feel that inner satisfaction.

Right now I'm looking forward to Need for Speed : Hot Pursuit, as I loved Burnout Paradise and need a good racing game. Considered GT5 for a bit, but I was never too into the racing 'sims' - I'm more of an arcade style racer.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Lermontov on November 14, 2010, 11:52:39 PM
Class/Level/Race/Realm? US/EU?

Mage/80ofc/UD/Balnazzar/EU

Stopped playing a while ago and its been sporadic since then. Gonna give Cat' a go though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: The Magic Pudding on December 22, 2010, 11:46:49 AM
Steam has stuff going cheap, I'm a bit out of touch with most of it though.
http://store.steampowered.com/ (http://store.steampowered.com/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on December 22, 2010, 02:23:42 PM
Quote from: "The Magic Pudding"
Steam has stuff going cheap, I'm a bit out of touch with most of it though.
http://store.steampowered.com/ (http://store.steampowered.com/)

I picked up "Amnesia: dark descent" during last week's sale.  Pretty good so far...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: AnimatedDirt on December 22, 2010, 03:19:25 PM
I used to play Counterstrike a few years back.  I played probably 2-3 hours a day (way too much).  But after going through 3 PCs in 1 year due to HD problems, graphic cards going bad, memory losing memory and all kinds of virus problems, I made the switch to Mac.  At the time there was no CS for Mac so I had to quit cold-turkey.  I never played again.  Loved that game, but even when I quit, it was evolving into something I wasn't enjoying as much as the early CS game play.  I was one hot sniper, though.

btw, I still have that original Macbook and it works great still.  It's had zero problems and zero virus' from day one.  We are a Mac only home.  ;)  I've not taken a look at CS in a long time.  I wonder what it's like now.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ihateyoumike on December 22, 2010, 05:22:06 PM
Got a friend who works for Microsoft and is getting me the hookup on a 360. Actually it'll be the console, kinects, and 8 games of my choice for 200 bucks. Super-badass ecksmas present to myself.
Gonna definitely get NCAA football as one of the games, but would like some suggestions for the other 7. Mainly looking to find out what games are best with the kinects thing from those of you who have it or have played it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: trexshinigami on December 22, 2010, 07:08:50 PM
These are the games I consistently play now and love:
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Fallout 4

Also I highly recommend
Half Life 2 - It's in the orange box which comes with Portals which is also an amazing game
Bioshock (2 is out and its good but I still think 1 is better)
Madden 2011
Mass Effect 2
Halo Reach

Make sure you play the demos if you can to see if you like them.  You can try finding them online (http://store.steampowered.com/ (http://store.steampowered.com/))  and playing the PC version if you don't know anyone with an xbox.  Also watch reviews from escapist magazine.

I mainly play first person shooters, but it depends on what kind of games you like.  If you like sandbox role playing games than oblivion, red dead redemption and fallout are great, if you like linear type role playing games I would consider ninja gaiden (I've only played the first one) Assassins Creed: Brotherhood and Batman: Arkham Asylum.

Can't help you with the kinect or any real time strategy, racing games or 1 on 1 fighting games.

If you get on xbox live pm me for my gamertag :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LegendarySandwich on December 30, 2010, 05:09:12 AM
I just got a PS3 this week, and I've been playing my only game I have for it thus far, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, online a lot -- getting my rank up, gaining new weapons, and such. If anyone wants to play with me, my PSN ID is LegendarySammich.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ihateyoumike on December 30, 2010, 07:00:11 PM
Been playing alot of Angry Birds for my ipod touch lately. That is entirely too fun of a game. Put way too much time into it for the kind of game it is. Highly recommended as a good time waster for anyone who has an ipod or iphone.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Wes on January 31, 2011, 05:41:15 PM
I've played WoW very on and off for the last two and a half years. Two weeks ago I deleted my druid (was 9/12 on new bosses at the time) and all my other characters. Bout four days later I started a new guy.  The difference now is that I seem not to have urges to play, because I never feel like I'm getting behind. I guess its because I'm still leveling (a warrior). I really love the game because it allows me to fulfill some of my fantasy requirements, keep up with a few friends I never see anymore, and meet lots of new people from all over. I just need to make it fit better in my life a.k.a. not take up 30 hours a week like it used to. Do I consider all 75ish days played I had wasted? Not exactly. Do I wish I had taken that time to learn something more "useful"? Only in the sense that I know my time with WoW has a definite end. Either I will quit in the next five years, or its entirely possible Blizz might call it quits on WoW in the near future (although according to a recent project slate leak there are at least two more expansions in the works). I could have spent that time learning a skill like how to play an instrument or a foreign language that could serve to entertain me for the rest of my life. I guess it's not really all that dark a prospect though, I know I've come away from my /played with certain intangibles, just not how valuable those exactly are. Lok'tar ogar.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Selavi on February 13, 2011, 10:17:08 PM
Just hopped off a Mass Effect 2 binge :drool  Are all RPGs that time consuming?

Still need to play Bioshock 2, and I'm looking forward to Bulletstorm. Yay, mindless violence.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ForTheLoveOfAll on February 14, 2011, 01:34:16 AM
Hot dang, how I miss the NES and the N64.

I played World of Warcraft for awhile, then introduced it to my Uncle around the time I stopped. Now he plays it ALL the time and has like... 6 level 80's. Not sure how many 85's now.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: father nicetouch on February 14, 2011, 08:20:22 PM
I play world of warcraft! I have been playing it from when it frist came out. Sometimes it can get pretty addictive! but it's a fun game when you do not have anything else to do!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ForTheLoveOfAll on February 16, 2011, 12:36:49 AM
Quote from: "father nicetouch"
I play world of warcraft! I have been playing it from when it frist came out. Sometimes it can get pretty addictive! but it's a fun game when you do not have anything else to do!
It's like crack for awhile, but it's SO tedious starting out.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LegendarySandwich on February 16, 2011, 01:05:06 AM
I'm trying to get into Bioshock (the first one). I'm not really a fan of the horror genre, though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Byronazriel on February 16, 2011, 02:08:21 AM
Horror? Bioshock!? When I played it I never got that vibe from it. I found more funny than creepy. I mean sure it's dark, closed off, and full of "zombies." But, to me Bioshock is basically a first person shooter/rpg with some dieselpunk/psychological thriller aspects sprinkled on top.

This may be because I played it right after playing dead rising, in which I spent most of the time sweeping through zombies as if they were an army of mudcrabs. While wearing ridiculous clothing, and using ridiculous weapons.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LegendarySandwich on February 16, 2011, 02:51:27 AM
Well, my definition of "horror" isn't the most specific. Usually it just means anything dark and/or gory. And I'm creeped out by games and movies that are dark and gory.

That doesn't mean I won't play Bioshock. It just means I have to go into it cautiously. I definitely like it so far, although the combat system looks like it'll take some time to get used to.

I also rented Call of Duty: Black Ops, which is pretty "meh" so far. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 seems to be the better game so far. That reminds me: I need to get the Vietnam expansion for that game. But I have no monies  :drool .

I also also bought Battlefield 1943, which seems like a really dumbed-down version of Bad Company 2 (which it is, I guess). I probably shouldn't have bought it, but I'll be damned if those rich fools who bought the Ultimate version of the game get to have stuff I don't.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on February 16, 2011, 04:07:21 AM
Quote from: "LegendarySandwich"
I'm trying to get into Bioshock (the first one). I'm not really a fan of the horror genre, though.

I've played a bit of the first one, but haven't had time lately.  Liked it so far.  Definitely a creepy FPS.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on February 16, 2011, 08:23:52 AM
...I just noticed this thread.... :devil:

Quote from: "Selavi"
Just hopped off a Mass Effect 2 binge :crazy:

No, I do not play WoW. Never have, never will. Won't start ranting about it.

Quote from: "LegendarySandwich"
Well, my definition of "horror" isn't the most specific. Usually it just means anything dark and/or gory. And I'm creeped out by games and movies that are dark and gory.

That doesn't mean I won't play Bioshock. It just means I have to go into it cautiously. I definitely like it so far, although the combat system looks like it'll take some time to get used to.

I also rented Call of Duty: Black Ops, which is pretty "meh" so far. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 seems to be the better game so far. That reminds me: I need to get the Vietnam expansion for that game. But I have no monies :P )

For me this year is going to be a pain because there are so many good games being released and I have to decide wich one I really really REALLY want to get... :sigh: ). Well, it's a long time until then so who knows what might happen.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Byronazriel on February 16, 2011, 09:02:55 AM
What's your problem with WoW? You can't just offhandedly mention something interesting, and then not spill the beans!

My stance on WoW is, and always has been that it's a good game that (Like most everything) is perfectly alright in moderation.

It's also one of the few games that gets the rogue experience just right. That and I can play as a ranger, or something close to it anyway, which makes it awesome in my book.

Edit: Inventory management does add a whole demension of character customization, but too much of a good thing can make an otherwise great game seem painfully padded and tedious... the Fallout series for example.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on February 16, 2011, 09:28:37 AM
I've become jittery and paranoid after playing through Dead Space 2. I completed it last night. It is the first game i've ever played which actually petrified me. Doom 3 was bad (as in mildy scary but relied too much on dark corners and you couldn't shoot with the flashlight on??!?) and Dead Space 1 was horrific but they have nailed it with the second installment. The last time i felt that scared was when i watched Alien when i was eleven years old.

I'm going to play something a lot less terrifying now. The Star Wars Galaxies Emulator has come a long way. Maybe i'll get back into that. Yes i'll do that. Much less horrific.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on February 16, 2011, 10:14:43 AM
Quote from: "Byronazriel"
What's your problem with WoW? You can't just offhandedly mention something interesting, and then not spill the beans!

My stance on WoW is, and always has been that it's a good game that (Like most everything) is perfectly alright in moderation.

It's also one of the few games that gets the rogue experience just right. That and I can play as a ranger, or something close to it anyway, which makes it awesome in my book.

Edit: Inventory management does add a whole demension of character customization, but too much of a good thing can make an otherwise great game seem painfully padded and tedious... the Fallout series for example.

Well, I don't know if I really have a problem with it's just that I don't support endless-no-plot-monthly-money-holes is all :|

I do have a friend who has done half-hearted attempts of recruiting me, and I've seen him play and I have seen a ton of game-footage, and still I feel no intrest towards the game. Also I really don't care about trying to min-max or balance a charecters equipment and stats and pay for the privlage of showing off with it. Now, I mean no offence, and I do understand the joy of online gaming (DoD and CS as my example) and of tinkering with ever cooler/prettier/powerful items/equipment/bling, but personally I do not find it interesting. I tolarate the tinkering, but eventually I always get fed up with it and just go "whatever, you, have this, that goes to her and the rest of this junk goes to the next merchant I find".

Simply put, I'm a single-player type (Oblivion, ME1&2, NWN1&2, The Witcher, DA:O...), and prefer a good pre-determined story (with possibility to change accoarding to the players descisions), rather then just doing all that other stuff.

Forgive me my rambling, but you did ask for it :pop:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on February 16, 2011, 04:11:26 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
I've become jittery and paranoid after playing through Dead Space 2. I completed it last night. It is the first game i've ever played which actually petrified me.

Was it better than the first one? I remember renting it and getting bored half way through feeling like it was the same old thing around each corner.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on February 16, 2011, 04:14:24 PM
Lately I've been playing a lot of Starcraft 2. It's freaking amazing and dynamic. The multiplayer is where it's at though - I haven't even completed the campaign. Not that the campaign isn't good too...

I also play Minecraft - which is great because I get distracted easily.

Oh, and I can not wait for Star Wars the Old Republic. I've been following its development and hope it's every bit as epic as it has the potential to be.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LegendarySandwich on February 16, 2011, 04:55:28 PM
Quote from: "BadPoison"
Lately I've been playing a lot of Starcraft 2. It's freaking amazing and dynamic. The multiplayer is where it's at though - I haven't even completed the campaign. Not that the campaign isn't good too...

I also play Minecraft - which is great because I get distracted easily.

Oh, and I can not wait for Star Wars the Old Republic. I've been following its development and hope it's every bit as epic as it has the potential to be.
I need to get all of those games. Especially the first two.  :drool

Minecraft looks really fun.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: BadPoison on February 16, 2011, 05:08:24 PM
Minecraft is a lot of fun - I highly recommend it if you have a creative personality. My next minecraft project is to build the castle Winterfell from George  R R Martin's A game of Thrones.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: LegendarySandwich on February 16, 2011, 05:11:15 PM
I want to play Minecraft, but I'm broke, and it's twenty dollars. :(
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: karadan on February 17, 2011, 09:39:17 PM
HOLY CRAP!! Check out how amazing this trailer for Dead Island is!

[youtube:1caeionv]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg[/youtube:1caeionv]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on February 18, 2011, 03:59:22 PM
Quote from: "karadan"
HOLY CRAP!! Check out how amazing this trailer for Dead Island is!

[youtube:2mrcu7qo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZqrG1bdGtg[/youtube:2mrcu7qo]

... awesomely creepy... very well done.
Title: Dragon Age 2 demo is out!
Post by: BadPoison on February 23, 2011, 03:23:13 PM
The Dragon Age 2 demo is out for Xbox, PS3 and PC!

I downloaded it and played through the PC version last night and I'm no longer worried about the combat being dumbed down from the original. The combat is faster, bloodier, and the animations are sweet yet the original game's tactical gameplay seems to have been mostly preserved. It's really a lot of fun. You can still pause the game and issue different commands to your party and play with strategy like in the first game which I had been worried about having read some of the interviews with the devs.

Also, the voice acting in the demo seems better than in the first game. I'm glad the player character now has a voice, and the written dialogue seems to be of higher quality.

Have any of you played the demo yet? What did you think?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: DirtyLeo on February 24, 2011, 01:33:06 PM
I wish I had time to play...

I love role-playing games. I used to play table-top RPGs, then online but I don't have much time these days.
Title: Minecraft Server
Post by: BadPoison on March 07, 2011, 02:59:02 PM
I've been working on an older PC and getting my own minecraft server up and running. So far it runs pretty well but after 3 people connect it can start to lag. This isn't due to my internet connection, more because the older PC could use some optimizing. Ideally, I should reinstall windows to clear out all of the silly start-up programs hogging resources and maybe even add some ram, but I don't have a windows disc anymore (besides the win7 backup cd for my laptop.) Any suggestions? If I can get the server running more smoothly I would love to invite all of you to play!

BP
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on March 12, 2011, 02:48:26 PM
Got my copy of the DA2 Signature Edition (pre-ordered last november  :hissyfit: And the irony being that the last time a family friend, who works with computers for the county, came to see what's the problem, the damned thing worked... for the whole five minutes he was working on it. 20 minutes later it died again. Talk about rotten luck. So now I can't access the nifty extra content, the soundtrack and (for me free) DLCs :upset: *sigh* just my luck.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: YaarghMatey487 on March 27, 2011, 06:08:05 PM
I'm finally getting back into gaming. I played a lot of games growing up but when the (as I call it) "Halo Age" came into being I chose to do other things. I played Fable II a few weeks ago and I'm very excited to say that I'm BACK. Sadly, I have a PS3 and a Mac so no Fable for me of any kind. However, I've recently been playing Oblivion and Dragon Age. So far Oblivion seems closer to Fable. My skills are lackluster at the moment so I was killed before I could even get out of the dungeon basement cave thingy.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: missedtheboat on April 07, 2011, 01:45:07 PM
AHH! Video game thread!! I wish I had more time to play, but I do LOVE them! I've been playing the Dragon Age, haven't got the second one yet...seems like a blast though!!

Anyone final fantasy fans?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on April 11, 2011, 08:26:09 PM
(Too lazy to go back through and check, so maybe repost here.)

Ran across Amnesia: The Dark Descent the other day and am quite impressed with it.

[youtube:8rb7rngz]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1nY_5-UrY4[/youtube:8rb7rngz]

It's nice to see something new (well, new-ish, anyway... if you don't count Penumbra) come into the survival horror/adventure genre. It'd be interesting to compare Silent Hill (3rd person), Amnesia (1st person), and Fatal Frame (a mix of the two) and see how/why/what makes each one scarier or more disturbing than the others.  :idea:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on April 12, 2011, 03:43:50 PM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
(Too lazy to go back through and check, so maybe repost here.)

Ran across Amnesia: The Dark Descent the other day and am quite impressed with it.

[youtube:2nafvla0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1nY_5-UrY4[/youtube:2nafvla0]

It's nice to see something new (well, new-ish, anyway... if you don't count Penumbra) come into the survival horror/adventure genre. It'd be interesting to compare Silent Hill (3rd person), Amnesia (1st person), and Fatal Frame (a mix of the two) and see how/why/what makes each one scarier or more disturbing than the others.  :idea:

I got it on Steam, and have played a little.  Pretty good so far...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: curiosityandthecat on April 14, 2011, 08:31:24 PM
Quote from: "joeactor"
I got it on Steam, and have played a little.  Pretty good so far...
Did you get the whole game or the demo? The demo is the very beginning and then something somewhat later in the game, spliced together as if it were the regular progression. It's unfortunate because it goes from "here's how you pick something up, and here's how you open a door" to "HOLY CRAP INVISIBLE MONSTER JUMP FROM THIS BOX TO THAT BOX WITH A TIME LIMIT OMGWTFAKJSFLKAJSFLKAJFKJ".

:|

Could've been done a bit better. It's certainly got a very disturbing atmosphere, I'll say that, though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: PrometheusRumiHuxley on April 15, 2011, 01:14:08 AM
Quote from: "missedtheboat"
AHH! Video game thread!! I wish I had more time to play, but I do LOVE them! I've been playing the Dragon Age, haven't got the second one yet...seems like a blast though!!

Anyone final fantasy fans?
Final Fantasy fan here. I played VI (or III as it was called:) when I was... maybe 14? And was immediately transformed into an addict. FFVII I loved, X a bit, IX some, tactics quite a bit. I really liked the style of XII and got into that one more than the others after VII.

Dragon Age: Origins, also loved :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on April 15, 2011, 01:23:20 AM
Quote from: "curiosityandthecat"
Quote from: "joeactor"
I got it on Steam, and have played a little.  Pretty good so far...
Did you get the whole game or the demo? The demo is the very beginning and then something somewhat later in the game, spliced together as if it were the regular progression. It's unfortunate because it goes from "here's how you pick something up, and here's how you open a door" to "HOLY CRAP INVISIBLE MONSTER JUMP FROM THIS BOX TO THAT BOX WITH A TIME LIMIT OMGWTFAKJSFLKAJSFLKAJFKJ".

:|

Could've been done a bit better. It's certainly got a very disturbing atmosphere, I'll say that, though.

... I got the whole game - that's wacked for a demo... poor design there.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: oscarstrok on April 17, 2011, 08:37:10 PM
i don't play often, but when i do, my sessions last for half a day. i mostly play legend of zelda, super mario, sonic, halo and lots of japan related games

my favourite game has to be earthbound, its strange s it was never released in England, yet im a giant fan,i must thank SSB for that
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 18, 2011, 09:48:18 AM
The Witcher is good because of its non linearity. I just sometimes lack the patience to develop the character.

I've just discovered that the multiplayer option for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is actually quite fun. Needless to say I might dream of that today.  :cool:

[youtube:2wkmhe56]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtDLFtBvka4[/youtube:2wkmhe56]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: PapistItalian16 on May 04, 2011, 12:10:40 AM
I just pre-ordered Gears of War 3 for my 360. The Beta is pretty cool.

And I like to play a dice-based RPG game called RIFTS once a week with my brother and his friends. It is VERY nerdy. hahahaha. Anybody else ever heard of it or play it? It's kind of like Dungeons and Dragons except more complex and with a completely different setting and more complex rules.   
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on May 04, 2011, 04:19:25 PM
I've played Rifts from Paladium. I've also played their more D&D one which was pretty good too. I also liked their super hero version. So yes I have, unless there is a different Rifts.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: PapistItalian16 on May 04, 2011, 06:31:23 PM
I've played Rifts from Paladium. I've also played their more D&D one which was pretty good too. I also liked their super hero version. So yes I have, unless there is a different Rifts.

Nope, that is the same game. We play veriations of it, where we'll combine a lot of the different books.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on May 18, 2011, 05:55:35 PM
Whelp, Mass Effect 3 (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/116/1166006p1.html?_cmpid=ign1161) got delayed, and they've announced the arrival of the next Assassin's Creed (http://blog.machinima.com/insidegaming/2011/05/05/assassins-creed-revelations-to-feature-three-playable-characters/). So that those are the most important news flashes, I guess....

And I got my copy of the Witcher 2 today. Now to get that computer I bought up and running....
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 18, 2011, 06:02:34 PM
Whelp, Mass Effect 3 (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/116/1166006p1.html?_cmpid=ign1161) got delayed, and they've announced the arrival of the next Assassin's Creed (http://blog.machinima.com/insidegaming/2011/05/05/assassins-creed-revelations-to-feature-three-playable-characters/). So that those are the most important news flashes, I guess....

 :o Excellent, I really want to know why Desmond had to do what he did at the end and what that was all about.

They sure know how to leave a good cliffhanger...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 18, 2011, 06:07:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZD17pQSqUU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZD17pQSqUU)

Does anybody play Portal 2?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: The Black Jester on May 22, 2011, 04:32:23 AM
Just got The Witcher 2.

I sense time-wasting in the offing...in barrels-full.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 23, 2011, 03:11:22 AM
I just discovered how easy it is to buy downloadable games online...good thing the US$ is devalued. ;D WAY cheaper. I just bought both Portal and Portal 2 for roughly half of what I've would've paid for both if I were to buy them in stores...

I was always phobic of typing my credit card number online...you never know who's watching.

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 23, 2011, 11:05:46 AM
I was always phobic of typing my credit card number online...you never know who's watching.

You can get throw away prepaid credit cards, or just have a debit account with a low balance.  I don't have much confidence in companies keeping my information secure.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tank on May 23, 2011, 01:00:03 PM
I was always phobic of typing my credit card number online...you never know who's watching.

You can get throw away prepaid credit cards, or just have a debit account with a low balance.  I don't have much confidence in companies keeping my information secure.
I'm not sure you can get either of those things in the UK and I would like both to be available. If they were advertised I would get them like a shot.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: The Magic Pudding on May 23, 2011, 02:59:05 PM
I'm not sure you can get either of those things in the UK and I would like both to be available. If they were advertised I would get them like a shot.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&biw=&bih=&q=prepaid+credit+card&btnG=Google+Search

Prepaid cards seem to be available over your way.

Localy banks will offer debit accounts, you get a visa card but it only draws on deposited funds, I keep about $300 in an account that I allow some billers access to, mostly I use Bpay or direct deposit.  I thought this stuff was the same all over.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Cecilie on May 23, 2011, 08:14:50 PM
I recently bought Portal 2, but I haven't got around to actually finishing it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on May 24, 2011, 08:09:28 PM
Bad news for fellow PlayStation owners. PSN blog say's the store will not be up today as previously rumored. I want my free copy of inFAMOUS already...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: slapdashartist on May 25, 2011, 04:42:19 AM
I just found out that there's already another Assassin's Creed coming out in November. Is it their goal to put out a new game each year or something? They get a bit repetitive, but I'm still a fan. (And the online gameplay was a nice addition to Brotherhood.)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on May 25, 2011, 04:51:49 AM
I just found out that there's already another Assassin's Creed coming out in November. Is it their goal to put out a new game each year or something? They get a bit repetitive, but I'm still a fan. (And the online gameplay was a nice addition to Brotherhood.)

That's funny. The last I read on the series the developer said they would probably wait a couple years until the next installment. They didn't want people to get sick of it by pushing a game out ever year. I still have yet to play Brotherhood and only recently beat AC2.

It's entirely possible I could be thinking of another franchise, but I'm fairly certain it was AC.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: slapdashartist on May 25, 2011, 04:53:12 AM
Actually, I have a question... Should I get Fallout 3 or Fallout New Vegas? I haven't played New Vegas, but I did enjoy 3 for the most part. (There were some glitches here and there that bothered me, but I had fun playing it nonetheless.) Is there anyone who has played both that could offer an opinion?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: slapdashartist on May 25, 2011, 04:56:48 AM
That's funny. The last I read on the series the developer said they would probably wait a couple years until the next installment. They didn't want people to get sick of it by pushing a game out ever year. I still have yet to play Brotherhood and only recently beat AC2.

It's entirely possible I could be thinking of another franchise, but I'm fairly certain it was AC.

I'm pretty sure that I heard that as well... I figured they would want to wait a bit longer since they were so quick releasing Brotherhood, but I guess not. I'm pretty sure if they keep going after this next one people WILL start getting tired of them.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: PapistItalian16 on May 25, 2011, 09:40:42 PM
I just found out that there's already another Assassin's Creed coming out in November. Is it their goal to put out a new game each year or something? They get a bit repetitive, but I'm still a fan. (And the online gameplay was a nice addition to Brotherhood.)
I just found out that there's already another Assassin's Creed coming out in November. Is it their goal to put out a new game each year or something? They get a bit repetitive, but I'm still a fan. (And the online gameplay was a nice addition to Brotherhood.)

That's funny. The last I read on the series the developer said they would probably wait a couple years until the next installment. They didn't want people to get sick of it by pushing a game out ever year. I still have yet to play Brotherhood and only recently beat AC2.

It's entirely possible I could be thinking of another franchise, but I'm fairly certain it was AC.
That's funny. The last I read on the series the developer said they would probably wait a couple years until the next installment. They didn't want people to get sick of it by pushing a game out ever year. I still have yet to play Brotherhood and only recently beat AC2.

It's entirely possible I could be thinking of another franchise, but I'm fairly certain it was AC.

I'm pretty sure that I heard that as well... I figured they would want to wait a bit longer since they were so quick releasing Brotherhood, but I guess not. I'm pretty sure if they keep going after this next one people WILL start getting tired of them.

Heres a link to Game Informer: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2011/05/23/the-places-you-39-ll-go-in-ac-revelations.aspx (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2011/05/23/the-places-you-39-ll-go-in-ac-revelations.aspx)

Looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 25, 2011, 09:49:12 PM
I was always phobic of typing my credit card number online...you never know who's watching.

You can get throw away prepaid credit cards, or just have a debit account with a low balance.  I don't have much confidence in companies keeping my information secure.

I'll check those out...thanks.

I recently bought Portal 2, but I haven't got around to actually finishing it.

I just finished it. Loved it ;D.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: slapdashartist on May 26, 2011, 04:47:24 AM
Heres a link to Game Informer: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2011/05/23/the-places-you-39-ll-go-in-ac-revelations.aspx (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2011/05/23/the-places-you-39-ll-go-in-ac-revelations.aspx)

Looks pretty cool.

Yeah, I'm actually pretty excited about it. The landscapes (once again) look like they will be incredible... One of the reasons I'm not bothered by all the repetitiveness of the games is because I love taking in the scenery while I play.

I wish I still got Game Informer magazine, but my subscription expired last month. :(


Another game I'm anxious for is L.A. Noire. That game looks like it will be pretty awesome as well.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on May 26, 2011, 05:00:56 AM
Another game I'm anxious for is L.A. Noire. That game looks like it will be pretty awesome as well.

I plan on getting L.A. Noire as soon as my summer loans get here. I'm also looking forward to:

Skyrim
Catherine
Batman Arkham City
Infamous 2 (after I play the free infamous)
Mass Effect 3

Edit: I wasn't trying to 1up you.  :'(

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: slapdashartist on May 26, 2011, 06:44:56 AM
I plan on getting L.A. Noire as soon as my summer loans get here. I'm also looking forward to:

Skyrim
Catherine
Batman Arkham City
Infamous 2 (after I play the free infamous)
Mass Effect 3

Edit: I wasn't trying to 1up you.  :'(

No worrys!

I'm looking forward to Arkham City and Infamous also. I'm pretty curious what the new Tomb Raider is gonna be like too, but that doesn't come out until next year I think.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Willow on May 26, 2011, 06:28:07 PM
Well I play loads of free flash games with my sons, and we love World of Goo, which I have played to the end a few times.  I'm stuck on CIV IV even though we've got CIV V but I've not got into it yet.  Worms is an old favourite, but hubby avoids playing with me cos I always win.  Our older son just plays the tutorials over and over on Worms.
Like many others I'm a life long gamer.  Started out with BBC Micro playing Chuckie Egg and Pacman.  Spend my youth designing games with my bro.
Willow.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on May 27, 2011, 12:15:23 AM
I have been a pretty avid gamer since I was 6, but even now I can't get into newer games x__x  My fav genres are Survival horror and rpgs. I'm a huge silent hill and resident evil fan. I'm currently playing the RE1 remake for gamecube and dynasty warriors 5 on ps2. I love my ps2 like crazy.

My fav rpgs are Thousand arms, star ocean 2, super mario rpg, and wild arms 1.

I also love Castlevania SOTN and Metal gear solid series.
Ah, I miss games of the 90's xD
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: slapdashartist on May 27, 2011, 04:40:36 AM
and Metal gear solid series.

The 1st Metal Gear Solid (for PS1) is my all time favorite game! It was my first Playstation game (that and Spyro which I also love). I adore the entire series, but nothing will EVER beat that 1st one for me.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on May 28, 2011, 04:06:34 PM
Ah, yes! I remember being in love with the Spyro series. Those games were deceptively difficult.

I remember when I first played MGS1 on ps1, and my heart racing when Psycho mantis knew I liked Castlevania! XD oh man, that was around the same year they came out with the vibrating controllers, so when that thing rumbled across my floor, I was in shock. Man, I miss the 90's! Lol <3 Nice to meet another old school gamer here btw.


-Sweetdeath
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on May 28, 2011, 06:00:09 PM
and Metal gear solid series.

The 1st Metal Gear Solid (for PS1) is my all time favorite game! It was my first Playstation game (that and Spyro which I also love). I adore the entire series, but nothing will EVER beat that 1st one for me.
Holy crap! I played the first two on the NES (Metal Gear and Snakes Revenge), which is when I started liking the series... I guess that makes me a very old gamer.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on May 28, 2011, 06:27:26 PM
Fuck yeah. I remember watching friends play MG on the NES. I had an NES, but it wasn't until the Genesis and SNES that made me hardcore. I remember playing Contra: hardcorps at my 11th birthday, beating a lot of my male friends.

I was a female gamer before G4 tried to make it cool e_e
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Cecilie on May 29, 2011, 12:10:30 AM
(that and Spyro which I also love)

Spyro sure brings back childhood memories. That and Crash Bandicoot as well as Pokémon which I played on my Game Boy.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on May 29, 2011, 12:59:34 AM
I used to own the special edition Pikachu gameboy. I wish I knew what happened to it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Cecilie on May 29, 2011, 01:11:01 AM
This one? Cause I had this one.

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Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: slapdashartist on May 29, 2011, 01:24:13 AM
Holy crap! I played the first two on the NES (Metal Gear and Snakes Revenge), which is when I started liking the series... I guess that makes me a very old gamer.

I have knowledge of the 1st two (which I didn't mention because I was referring to the ones with the "Solid" title) but yeah, I'm a bit young so I never got to play those unfortunately. But I am enough of a nerd to watch videos of them being played on youtube. (Apparently they were added to one of the newer edition Metal Gear games for PS2 as an extra.)

And there's nothing wrong with being an old gamer :P. I am a young one, but I have much appreciation for classics. Though the oldest games I've ever played were the 1st Nintendo games like Mario and Tetris.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 29, 2011, 01:37:43 AM
This one? Cause I had this one.

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.testfreaks.com%2Fimages%2Fproducts%2F600x400%2F11%2Fgame-boy-color.439307.jpg&hash=34ace0303eea14244cc504fd99ceabe22e27cf27)


Wow my brother had two of those, once upon a time.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on May 29, 2011, 04:26:02 AM
I only had the traditional gray gameboy. I guess my mommy didn't love me as much...  It was the B&W model.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on May 29, 2011, 05:40:14 AM
This one? Cause I had this one.

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.testfreaks.com%2Fimages%2Fproducts%2F600x400%2F11%2Fgame-boy-color.439307.jpg&hash=34ace0303eea14244cc504fd99ceabe22e27cf27)

Yes, that's it! :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: darkcyd on June 01, 2011, 02:07:50 AM
League of Legends ATM and used to be wow and some Battlefield
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on June 07, 2011, 03:30:18 PM
Quoted from another forum I frequent:

Quote from: Kaoscontrol
MICROSOFT PRESS CONFERENCE

So the microsoft press conference is over and done with HOORAH IT WAS AWSOME.........../sarcasm. I will say I was more than dissapointed with the show to say the least and being a huge XB360 lover...this really hit home

The show opened great with some Modern warfare 3 footage...even if there was a small comedic error "Please reconnect controller". It looks AWESOME. Some really top notch graphics that really showed on the giant screen and some footage that just blew every other game out of the water. Although my mini gamer comment of the showing was "err...Imba shotgun anyone?" - rapid fire...longrange...whut?


Mass effect 3 featured which looked SWEET if I do say so myself - but the announcement here was the new Kinect voice command system which left me actually waiting for something more.... I can never see myself wanting to read off the dialogue options in a game. The voice commands for moving your squad were pretty sweet - but I also felt this lacked something - as the menu system really allows you to think through a situation at your own pace rather than having the voice command system which is far too on the fly and could lead to some mistakes in game.....but other than that....the game looks flawless!

Gears of War 3 was a highlight for me personally, being a huge fan of the series. on stage we had Cliff Bleszinski showing off some of the new campaign footage alongside rapper Ice T who has some voice acting in the game. Fairly awesome looking, and some of the new features like the mechs were shown in action. Looking forward to this.

We got some announcements of the much rumoured Halo: Combat Evolved - Anniversary, a pure remake of the original Halo game released 10 years ago, brought upto date on the new Reach Engine by Bungie. It seems Microsoft really are trying to push that goal of one halo game a year that was commented upon in previous interviews.

Forza Motor Sport 4 got some limelight, but we never really saw too much of the game other than a trailer. I can't really comment greatly other than it looked GORGEOUS.

Ubisoft then showed some footage of the new Ghost Recon Future Warrior series - with Kinect intergration! I have to say....I was impressed - although It looks a little weird running around in you're house with the poses they were using for firing guns and what not - the weapon customisation feature looked so cool! I can't wait to get a hands on!

Fable: The journey the next fable game was also given a showing at this point - which seems to be some sort of railed shooter...atleast thats the impression I got. Shooting fireballs with your hands, powering them up by using certain gestures - firing ice arrows etc. It was an interesting concept - but we'll see what comes of it.

At this point it seemed someone must have written in the script "QUE GIMMICKY SCENES....ACTION".

Hello more Kinect.

This point the show just seemed to go down hill. We got many devleopers and CEO's on stage....nothing was remarkably amazing as my hopes were originally set.

We then got mentions of the new services microsoft will be enabling on the system - such as Live TV that will be implemented globally with different services depending on countries. BING will be coming to the xbox (I can hear the cry of not-so-joy now) which will also feature multimedia services - on screen we were showng simple phrases like "X-MEN" and all games, films, cartoons related to this tag appeared on screen and allows users to browse collections like this as they will. Youtube is also coming to xbox.....taken long enough guys!

We then got previews of the games taking full advantage of Kinect....and I do not light heartedly say - I felt embarassed *FOR* the demoers. Poor kids.

We had a look at some light hearted family games with partnerships coming from Disney for a fully interactive Kinect experience of the Disney Land theme park - seems to be along the lines of games similar to kinect adventure, the launch title that came with Kinect.

We also got a look at a family oriented game based around Sesame Street. Sweet idea! but I can't help but feel its a more than limited market, its certainly not something I'd go pick up just for me and the lady friend to get freaky to. but hey!

Some final demos were also shown of the new Kinect Fun Labs a system that was launched today apparently. The basic concept here revolves around the home brew concept that was spawned with Kinects release. Well according to microsoft this was what Kinect was meant to spawn (Go back 6 months and Microsoft had a different tone...but nevermind) - and this will be a system that allows home users, that arn't into the whole tech thing, to download these homebrews and test them out on their xbox! no connecting to a PC required.

Closign the ceremony - we got a surprise. Atleast I was surprised - A mention of a trilogy. A new trilogy. Que awesome looking mysterious cinematic. - er...hello master cheif? Cortana? What?. HALO 4.

I was more than shocked with that announcement - A silly little fan boyism jumped up inside me - but at the same time something screamed inside "ER WHAT HAPPEND TO REACH BEING THE LAST IN HALO?!?!". We'll see what comes of this in the future!

that about sums it up really. We had some other titles named e.g. Star wars kinect, Kinect sport season two, Minecraft Kinect and Dance Central 2

Overall impressions? Well to be quite fair it wasn't what I was expecting towards the end with the conference. I was dissapointed the beginning had so much promise, but then the kinect thing just killed it all. Fun labs looks awesome, but the rest looks terrible from a gamer perspective. I know Microsoft want to break into the casual market some more, hence the whole kinect thing - but.....this conference just lacked something.

Dissapointed microsoft. Dissapointed.  4/10.

Mass Effect 3 E3 2011 Fall of Earth Trailer [HD]  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ViG6hV1ehU)
Mass Effect 3 Voice Recognition Debut E3 2011 [1080 HD]  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY7S3_08FPM)
Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary E3 2011 Debut Trailer [HD]  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEuCT3kSH_s)
Halo 4 E3 2011 Debut Trailer [HD]  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC2yMKMENdg)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 13, 2011, 08:29:37 AM
Has anyone bought and played The Witcher 2 yet? Is it any good?

I liked the first, though the second looks a bit different. Heck, I think I'll buy it anyways.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on June 13, 2011, 11:55:00 AM
Has anyone bought and played The Witcher 2 yet? Is it any good?

I liked the first, though the second looks a bit different. Heck, I think I'll buy it anyways.

I have bought it (Collectors Edition with hardcover Art Book FTW), but haven't played it yet. Simply put, my laptop sucks, and my new "game computer" still lacks certain things...yeah.

But if you really want to know, here's a good (...well, good but, ummmm.....well you'll see....) review of it:
The Witcher 2 - Sexy Review [AngryJoeShow]  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htP7S7jsXyA)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: original_gender on June 14, 2011, 05:34:27 PM
This one? Cause I had this one.

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.testfreaks.com%2Fimages%2Fproducts%2F600x400%2F11%2Fgame-boy-color.439307.jpg&hash=34ace0303eea14244cc504fd99ceabe22e27cf27)


Oh man, this must be how the previous generation feels when they look at a boy scouts manual.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 21, 2011, 05:41:56 AM
Just bought and completed the Da Vinci Code PC game. It was okay, though I wouldn't have gotten it if it weren't so cheap (roughly around  U.S$ 20).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on June 25, 2011, 05:40:35 PM
*EXCLUSIVE* Assassin's Creed Revelations Singleplayer Commented Walkthrough [HD]  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMn8vIhVv4o)

For those intrested to see a glimpse of Ezio's last journey...

I just played AC1 through again, and am now going through AC2. BTW, the atmosphere change between the games is incredible. Altaïr was a pretty glum and overly serious character, and the world itself was pretty damn grey and dull (in its artisic way. The grapics are still amazing, and the cities can and do have a lot of colour, but....), where as Ezio is a hopeless joker and giggolo at times, and the Reneisance well... people don't seem to be taking everything so damn seriously. Its a nice change over all. I hardly smiled while playing the first game, now I'm giggiling (in a manly sort of way, of course) almost all the time.

Now, let's see. I need to go to Venice and....
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 25, 2011, 10:08:13 PM
*EXCLUSIVE* Assassin's Creed Revelations Singleplayer Commented Walkthrough [HD]  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMn8vIhVv4o)

For those intrested to see a glimpse of Ezio's last journey...

I just played AC1 through again, and am now going through AC2. BTW, the atmosphere change between the games is incredible. Altaïr was a pretty glum and overly serious character, and the world itself was pretty damn grey and dull (in its artisic way. The grapics are still amazing, and the cities can and do have a lot of colour, but....), where as Ezio is a hopeless joker and giggolo at times, and the Reneisance well... people don't seem to be taking everything so damn seriously. Its a nice change over all. I hardly smiled while playing the first game, now I'm giggiling (in a manly sort of way, of course) almost all the time.

Now, let's see. I need to go to Venice and....

I loved the series, and I can't wait to see why Desmond did what he did at the end of Brotherhood. I have my hypotheses...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: SIMON on June 30, 2011, 01:17:45 AM
 ::)  That all sounds cool,but i like to play online games  Flashbased  like Evony" so i can chat with a real person while i plunder there  city lol
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 30, 2011, 12:12:04 PM
::)  That all sounds cool,but i like to play online games  Flashbased  like Evony" so i can chat with a real person while i plunder there  city lol

I just bought Settlers 7 which has a multiplayer function. Good game, highly addictive. I recommend it if you like the Age of Empires strategy types.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 05, 2011, 09:34:35 AM
Also Frozen Synapse is a good game, though watch a player commentary because the trailer doesn't really say what the game is all about.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on July 24, 2011, 05:38:13 PM
Anybody else played L.A Noire?

I'm finally starting to get the hang of the Intuition points-system. Unfortunately my 5-star row just got broken, cause I kinda pissed off the boss..... :P

The shooting system is pretty much rubbish though.... not to mention the trafficing laws, or the apparent lack there of. Everybody drives against reds, people turn as they like, the car infront of you might park right in the middle of a junction without any apparent reason...gotta say, car chases are quite the challenges from time to time.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ZombiePhysics on August 03, 2011, 01:00:01 AM
Recently pretty much all I've been playing has been The Witcher. Never got into fantasy-ish RPG's until this one. Makes me wanna try out Oblivion again, on the PC due to my love of modding communities. They made New Vegas for me.

On the subject of CD Projeckt, what does everybody think about Good Old Games? If you don't know what it is, then check it out. It's pretty neat.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on August 03, 2011, 04:23:31 PM
Recently played a leaked release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and I really like it. It's an FPS/RPG but has a lot of cool sneaky stuff instead of just running around shooting people. It comes out later this month.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 03, 2011, 11:23:19 PM
I'm waiting for the Witcher 2 to cheapen a little. I bought the Portal and Portal 2 bundle just a month or so before Portal 2 went down from US$39 to $29. I don't regret it though, but I could've saved those ten bucks ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Munchkin Goddess on August 05, 2011, 05:52:36 PM
Anybody else played L.A Noire?

I'm finally starting to get the hang of the Intuition points-system. Unfortunately my 5-star row just got broken, cause I kinda pissed off the boss..... :P

The shooting system is pretty much rubbish though.... not to mention the trafficing laws, or the apparent lack there of. Everybody drives against reds, people turn as they like, the car infront of you might park right in the middle of a junction without any apparent reason...gotta say, car chases are quite the challenges from time to time.

I have! I haven't beaten yet (even though I brought it at the midnight release) because there are so many good games that came out around the same time that I just keep jumping back and forth between games. I probably still have like 6 or 7 games I brought within the past 6 months that I haven't even PLAYED yet.

Yes... I have an addiction to video games....
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 06, 2011, 05:15:31 PM
I probably still have like 6 or 7 games I brought within the past 6 months that I haven't even PLAYED yet.

Yes... I have an addiction to video games....

I do this too, though I usually start them, play a little and then another game I'm interested in comes out and I go after that.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Munchkin Goddess on August 07, 2011, 08:34:45 AM
This one? Cause I had this one.

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.testfreaks.com%2Fimages%2Fproducts%2F600x400%2F11%2Fgame-boy-color.439307.jpg&hash=34ace0303eea14244cc504fd99ceabe22e27cf27)


I had one of those! My niece borrowed it and never gave it back, but she's adorable and like 10. So I'll allow it.

I probably still have like 6 or 7 games I brought within the past 6 months that I haven't even PLAYED yet.

Yes... I have an addiction to video games....

I do this too, though I usually start them, play a little and then another game I'm interested in comes out and I go after that.

I tend to want to finish games I start it (unless they suck). Plus with all the systems I played, a lot of games come out at the same time. So I have to try and manage my time. While going to school full-time and now working full-time, when school starts up again, I have no idea how I'm going to be able to manage my time... x_x
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 16, 2011, 05:10:13 PM
I just bought Minecraft, and really like it. Full of blocks... ;D I'm trying to build a big sandcastle, though it's going to take quite a long time. 
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 16, 2011, 05:18:17 PM
I'm currently playing Persona 2 for ps1 because I never beat it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tankcaster on September 24, 2011, 07:42:23 AM
Anybody else played L.A Noire?

I'm finally starting to get the hang of the Intuition points-system. Unfortunately my 5-star row just got broken, cause I kinda pissed off the boss..... :P

The shooting system is pretty much rubbish though.... not to mention the trafficing laws, or the apparent lack there of. Everybody drives against reds, people turn as they like, the car infront of you might park right in the middle of a junction without any apparent reason...gotta say, car chases are quite the challenges from time to time.

I borrowed it from my friend played it for a few hours and a black screen popped up saying insert second disc. So I'm still waiting to play the second half, but so far it's been pretty awesome. The interviews are extremely difficult, or I just suck at them. The clues are relatively easy to find with a couple tricky ones here and there. The traffic laws really do suck though. I haven't got nearly any high star ratings thanks to car damage and civilian injuries.

I'm still trying to decide which is better between L.A. Noire and Red Dead Redemption.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on September 27, 2011, 10:25:53 PM
I just bought Alpha Protocol on Steam for US$2. Wouldn't have seriously considered buying it if it had been at its normal price (around $30)...but it's okay ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Stev13jay on October 30, 2011, 09:25:45 PM
I just want to say hi to everyone on this thread I love gaming pretty much all my free time I play ps3 can't wait for COD MW3 what's everyone else think
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on October 30, 2011, 09:31:15 PM
Waiting for Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Want it. Need it. NOW, DAMMIT!  >:(
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Stev13jay on October 30, 2011, 09:35:04 PM
Waiting for Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Want it. Need it. NOW, DAMMIT!  >:(

Omg yes great game can't wait either
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 30, 2011, 11:19:42 PM
What is this 'Skyrim' I keep hearing about? :P RPG? Better than the Witcher?

I bought Assassin's Creed Revelations Pre-release and can't wait until early November! ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on October 31, 2011, 07:25:12 AM
What is this 'Skyrim' I keep hearing about? :P RPG? Better than the Witcher?
Yes and probably, yes.

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I bought Assassin's Creed Revelations Pre-release and can't wait until early November! ;D
Also on the WANT!!! - list right beside Skyrim.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on October 31, 2011, 09:59:13 AM
What is this 'Skyrim' I keep hearing about? :P

Well, if you know what Oblivion is, it's that with better graphics and randomly acting dragons  8)

And as for "better then Wintcher", well, they are both fantasy RPG's but that's where the good comparison points end. Witcher is more story based and closer to the traditional RPG's, while Elder Scrolls feel like a hybrid between RPG and FPS games. Both work, but in the end they are I think just a bit too different for a proper comparion of "better". Now Witcher and Assassin's Creed on the other hand.... ;D

Damn it, I want Mass Effect 3 NAO! I want my dose of sci-fi action.... :-\
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on October 31, 2011, 10:03:31 AM
Damn it, I want Mass Effect 3 NAO! I want my dose of sci-fi action.... :-\
Yes, that too... *sigh*

I'm gonna be flat ass broke in the oming months, aint I..?  :-\
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Stev13jay on October 31, 2011, 04:29:57 PM
Elder scrolls V should be an epic rpg. But there's no one hyped up for call of duty mw3?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 01, 2011, 07:21:17 AM
Not my kind of game. really, but I think I shal have me it regardless. Not high on my priority list though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Stev13jay on November 02, 2011, 08:13:30 AM
Alright anyone into sports games?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 02, 2011, 08:22:37 AM
Chess.

It's a sport. It IS.  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on November 03, 2011, 04:15:41 AM
Elder scrolls V should be an epic rpg. But there's no one hyped up for call of duty mw3?

I cant see why people would get hyped for it the series hasn't progressed since the first MW.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 03, 2011, 07:22:59 AM
I cant see why people would get hyped for it the series hasn't progressed since the first MW.
Well, it's not as much about the plot as it is about game experience. Elder Scrolls offer a very versatile environment where a lot of stuff can be interacted with, combined and enhanced, the graphics are nice-looking and in Skyrim, there will also be horned helmets.

To put it this way, if you could loot the corpses and pick flowers in Assassin's Creed, it would be just as epic in my book.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on November 03, 2011, 08:14:17 AM
I cant see why people would get hyped for it the series hasn't progressed since the first MW.
Well, it's not as much about the plot as it is about game experience. Elder Scrolls offer a very versatile environment where a lot of stuff can be interacted with, combined and enhanced, the graphics are nice-looking and in Skyrim, there will also be horned helmets.

To put it this way, if you could loot the corpses and pick flowers in Assassin's Creed, it would be just as epic in my book.

I think Crow was talking about Modern Warfare, Asmodean ;)

But I agree with both of you. The first Modern Warfare was the best and the current ones are the same with a prettier spit and shine graphics, and multilayer shite.

And the Elder Scrolls I think are more about the exploration of a large enverioment then story based mosnter grinding, and I expect Skyrim to be no different, although I hope they  have something a bit more intresting then the main "story" in Oblivion.... ;) And Asmodean, you can loot corpses in AC, it's just that the only things you get are monies and the random ammo :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 03, 2011, 09:00:18 AM
And Asmodean, you can loot corpses in AC, it's just that the only things you get are monies and the random ammo :P
You call that loot?!  ::)

I like having the opportunity of leaving the corpse with nothing but its socks if I want to. THAT is looting.  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on November 03, 2011, 09:33:10 AM
Well, it's not as much about the plot as it is about game experience. Elder Scrolls offer a very versatile environment where a lot of stuff can be interacted with, combined and enhanced, the graphics are nice-looking and in Skyrim, there will also be horned helmets.

To put it this way, if you could loot the corpses and pick flowers in Assassin's Creed, it would be just as epic in my book.

I think Crow was talking about Modern Warfare, Asmodean ;)

But I agree with both of you. The first Modern Warfare was the best and the current ones are the same with a prettier spit and shine graphics, and multilayer shite.

And the Elder Scrolls I think are more about the exploration of a large enverioment then story based mosnter grinding, and I expect Skyrim to be no different, although I hope they  have something a bit more intresting then the main "story" in Oblivion.... ;) And Asmodean, you can loot corpses in AC, it's just that the only things you get are monies and the random ammo :P

Yup I was referring to Call of Duty.  

I'm really looking forward to Skyrim, I just hope there aren't any vampires in it. Though I probably wont pick it up for a while as I have yet to take Dark Souls out of its wrapper.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 03, 2011, 10:22:02 AM
I'm really looking forward to Skyrim, I just hope there aren't any vampires in it. Though I probably wont pick it up for a while as I have yet to take Dark Souls out of its wrapper.
Well, Oblivion vampires were not that bad. However, becoming one and then getting cured did mess up my face job, which did take some time to create.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on November 03, 2011, 10:35:26 AM
I'm really looking forward to Skyrim, I just hope there aren't any vampires in it. Though I probably wont pick it up for a while as I have yet to take Dark Souls out of its wrapper.
Well, Oblivion vampires were not that bad. However, becoming one and then getting cured did mess up my face job, which did take some time to create.

Aye they aren't to bad and being a vampire for a while is fun. The main problem I had with it was how glitchy and lengthy the vampire cure quest was, which left a bad memory of the game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 03, 2011, 11:50:35 AM
Aye they aren't to bad and being a vampire for a while is fun. The main problem I had with it was how glitchy and lengthy the vampire cure quest was, which left a bad memory of the game.
Yes... On my second playthrough, I had me all the ingredients for the cure before the quest started, so I didn't need to run around for ages watching for sunrises and looking for nightshade and garlic  :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 04, 2011, 04:19:30 AM
you can loot corpses in AC, it's just that the only things you get are monies and the random ammo :P

In AC Brotherhood, you can loot some random items off some sorts of corpses (rival thief gang members and the Borgia messengers), but I don't really see why they even added that feature, since the most you can do with those is sell them for a little cash or trade some in to unlock shop items.

The main thing AC has going for it is the plot.  8)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 04, 2011, 09:47:26 AM
The main thing AC has going for it is the plot.  8)
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Rather pretty graphics and respectable cities too. In only them corpses were more lootable...  :-\
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 04, 2011, 05:26:42 PM
The main thing AC has going for it is the plot.  8)
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Rather pretty graphics and respectable cities too. In only them corpses were more lootable...  :-\

LOL is all you can think of is looting corpses? :P That grumpy lumpy would look great with that same expression crouched over a corpse while looting and sneaking a look to the right as if to say: hey you, this is mine.

One thing that's boring about AC is that it's too easy for Ezio to make a lot of money fast (give money to restore the city and every 20 mins it deposits a sum back to your account), looting becomes redundant and pointless and buying stuff is hardly a challenge.

The cliffhanger. Don't get me started on the cliffhanger ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 04, 2011, 05:57:33 PM
LOL is all you can think of is looting corpses? :P
Well... Yeah.

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That grumpy lumpy would look great with that same expression crouched over a corpse while looting and sneaking a look to the right as if to say: hey you, this is mine.

Ooh, yes.

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it's too easy for Ezio to make a lot of money fast (give money to restore the city and every 20 mins it deposits a sum back to your account), looting becomes redundant
Yup :(

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and pointless
There is still the matter of personal satisfaction  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on November 04, 2011, 06:22:53 PM
One thing that's boring about AC is that it's too easy for Ezio to make a lot of money fast (give money to restore the city and every 20 mins it deposits a sum back to your account), looting becomes redundant and pointless and buying stuff is hardly a challenge.

Well they could incorporate looting clothes into the game which would make it more interesting in terms of how you go about missions. It would have also been better if you could loot the Borgia messengers in AC:Brotherhood so you could open up side missions.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 05, 2011, 05:51:39 AM
One thing that's boring about AC is that it's too easy for Ezio to make a lot of money fast (give money to restore the city and every 20 mins it deposits a sum back to your account), looting becomes redundant and pointless and buying stuff is hardly a challenge.

Well they could incorporate looting clothes into the game which would make it more interesting in terms of how you go about missions. It would have also been better if you could loot the Borgia messengers in AC:Brotherhood so you could open up side missions.

Those are cool suggestions, if I was responsible for the game series, I would incorporate something like that  8)

Just a few more days till AC Revelations is released! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on November 09, 2011, 09:18:31 AM
Any PC gamers in da house?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 09, 2011, 12:13:48 PM
Any PC gamers in da house?
Aye, mostly strategy though, except StarCraft, which I for some reason can no longer stand.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on November 09, 2011, 02:21:51 PM
Any PC gamers in da house?

I'm on Steam - a lot of puzzle-oriented games (SpaceChem is the current one).
Portal 1 + 2
And Yet It Moves (got the Wii version too)

Used to play all the Myst series, but can't find a modern-day equivalent.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on November 14, 2011, 11:18:03 PM
*sniff* Why must it be so long until December 24th.....whyyyyyy!? T-T

*sigh* so another...39 days before I can get my hands on Skyrim. :'(

Well, for anyone else out there stuck in the same situation as me [WARNING! Minor Spoilers Ahead]:


And for those who also have to wait even longer for ME3 [WARNING! Spoilers Ahead]:



 :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Godless on November 16, 2011, 07:43:59 AM
I've mostly been playing Battlefield 3 and it's addicting as hell! I still need to beat all the games I bought from the Steam summer sale before I even consider buying Skyrim. I bought like 18 games from Steam for under $100 and I've only played like maybe 4 or 5 of them.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Whitney on November 16, 2011, 03:16:43 PM
My husband has been playing Skyrim during practically all of his free time since it came out. 

He just got the new Halo game in and said it was a huge disappointment (apparently maps were recycled and background sound was annoyingly loud in comparison to other sounds)...don't waste your money; rent if you are curious.

I got Dance Central 2 and think it is an improvement over the format of the first one (kinect).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 17, 2011, 03:47:38 AM
I just bought The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion  (huge discount on Steam, 75% off today)...Asmo, now I know what you meant when you mentioned looting ;D There are lootables practically everywhere!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on November 17, 2011, 07:50:03 AM
I just bought The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion  (huge discount on Steam, 75% off today)...Asmo, now I know what you meant when you mentioned looting ;D There are lootables practically everywhere!

Anything and everyting apart from the walls, tables and doors... ;D

@Whitney: Did you mean Reach, ODST or the Halo Anniversary? Reach is pretty ok, the Anniversary is a remake, but from what I've heard ODST was not worth a penny..  :-\ Right, the Anniversary version, another game for the xmas bag....*sigh* And here I was dreaming of geeting a Space Marines Megaforce.... (And I mean the real plastic ones ;D . For ~130€ I get the stuff that would otherwise cost ~200€....)

Edit: Oh, and my recomendation for Oblivion, go for stealth, bow and armourer. And start by doing the Assassins Guild mission first before any of the other Guilds (well, if you're into magic, I guess you could do that at the same time...). You get pretty good bonus items if you do the missions accorading to plan (kill the target without being seen, etc), and one mission especially was...thrilling *eeeeevil grin* MUHHAHHAHAHA! (says the guy that is usually the Paladin in other RPG's... :-\ )
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 17, 2011, 02:50:53 PM
I've started out as a battlemage, seemed like the best bet, but after playing a while I've noticed that my lock-picking skills are lacking and that I won't go very far without it. ;D As for stealth, I'm a bit too impatient for that.   ::)

I've also noticed that simply hopping while running around will gain you acrobatics points, might look a bit odd but...

;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on November 17, 2011, 09:43:47 PM
I've started out as a battlemage, seemed like the best bet, but after playing a while I've noticed that my lock-picking skills are lacking and that I won't go very far without it. ;D As for stealth, I'm a bit too impatient for that.   ::)

I've also noticed that simply hopping while running around will gain you acrobatics points, might look a bit odd but...

;D

Yeah, the good old bunny hop. Gains you Acrobatics and then some. Also, try hopping on roof too, it's fun ;D . Forgot the lockipicking, that's pretty damn usefull too. And yeah, stealth isn't for the impatient, but the rewards are well worth it, I can garantee it  ;)

The most pointless skill to me was alchemy and potion making. Sure, you can get some interesting combonations, but i never had the patiance to learn all the different formulas.... :/ Oh, and remember to read books. Some increace a skill (can't remember how much though....), so even if you don't feel like actaully reading them, at least open them, so you can get that free extra boost to your stats ;)

Hmmm, what other old tricks were there....well, there was pickpocketing, but you need good stealth to pull those off. Archery I already mentioned...oh, right, remember to keep some silver arrows or other weapons with you. Vampires and ghosts don't like them, and they pretty much ignore anything else... :/ Also, be careful with that one house that is on sale in...hmmm, what was that city again...I think it was the southern most on the left side of the map. Anvil or something? and in that one Daedra Lord quest where you have to take out some vampires. Get hit by them, na dif you don't have silver, you might end up as one of them, and from what I've heard, the only possible way to trn yourself back is a real pain in the neck side quest....

And in Oblivion, remember that you can enhance your weapons with the sigil stones or whatever they were called. Flame wepons were fun, though those shock-lightning ones were pretty cool too....

And if remember to go to the Imperial Arena in the capital, fight some gladiator fights, and remember to swing your sword as much as you can. Oh wait, they called it "practice". Well, anyway, keep swinging for some minutes and you ought to get boosts to your blade skill.

i think that's about as much as i remember at the moment. Have fun ;D

*Edit: Seing at the dummies that they have at the arena, most prefrerrably, that way you actaully get the exp (or equivelant) out of it.  :-X

**Edit: And don't use your best blade for it either. Use a lesser weapon, I think you still get the same ammount out of it. And it it breaks, that's why you need the Armourer skill (and this way you get to practice it too, I bet)  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 17, 2011, 10:24:32 PM
I didn't go for the house yet, went straight for the castle ;D

I've already accumulated plenty of quests, and even more stuff (including silver arrows, which I wasn't planning to carry on me till you mentioned all the vampires...

Thanks for all the tips. :) I'm thinking I might just buy Skyrim when the novelty fever is past and the price goes down ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on November 17, 2011, 11:17:44 PM
I didn't go for the house yet, went straight for the castle ;D

I've already accumulated plenty of quests, and even more stuff (including silver arrows, which I wasn't planning to carry on me till you mentioned all the vampires...

Thanks for all the tips. :) I'm thinking I might just buy Skyrim when the novelty fever is past and the price goes down ;D

Well, you need 10,000 gold to buy the house anyway ;)

And now that I really try to remember, ghosts and vampires can also be hurt by magical weapons (if they have a that soul energy or uses or what not, doesn't really matter. What matters is that they have an enchantment), but I think the only protection from vampire disease was silver..... and no problem, it was fun remembering the few hundred hours that I spent on the game, though it's been a while  8)

And from what I've heard, Skyrim is meeting a good number of the high expectations that were placed upon it. So worth every penny, whatever you pay for it  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 18, 2011, 06:24:09 AM
I didn't go for the house yet, went straight for the castle ;D

I've already accumulated plenty of quests, and even more stuff (including silver arrows, which I wasn't planning to carry on me till you mentioned all the vampires...

Thanks for all the tips. :) I'm thinking I might just buy Skyrim when the novelty fever is past and the price goes down ;D

Well, you need 10,000 gold to buy the house anyway ;)

Damn, you reminded me of both just how much of a noob I am and how poor I am (in the game and IRL) ;D

Come to think of it, after is conversation, also how much of a geek I am? ::)

Good thing the castle was free ;D

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And now that I really try to remember, ghosts and vampires can also be hurt by magical weapons (if they have a that soul energy or uses or what not, doesn't really matter. What matters is that they have an enchantment), but I think the only protection from vampire disease was silver..... and no problem, it was fun remembering the few hundred hours that I spent on the game, though it's been a while  8)

I've been collecting some rocks and stones, they should serve that purpose ;D Good thing for game wikis and tutorials. ;D Having to spend hours just to figure out how to do something or what to do is a thing of the past... 

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And from what I've heard, Skyrim is meeting a good number of the high expectations that were placed upon it. So worth every penny, whatever you pay for it  ;D

I think I will, but after AC Revelations ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 18, 2011, 04:04:12 PM
No, The Asmo is not all antisocial because he is gaming Skyrim from dusk to dusk - he was sick and busy all at the same time  :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: not your typical... on November 19, 2011, 03:53:21 AM
No, The Asmo is not all antisocial because he is gaming Skyrim from dusk to dusk - he was sick and busy all at the same time  :P
Awww. Well glad to know you're better. :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on November 23, 2011, 03:00:18 AM
No, The Asmo is not all antisocial because he is gaming Skyrim from dusk to dusk - he was sick and busy all at the same time  :P

Have you been placing baskets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K27GuSSha0s) on a head or two?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 23, 2011, 03:34:39 AM
No, The Asmo is not all antisocial because he is gaming Skyrim from dusk to dusk - he was sick and busy all at the same time  :P

Have you been placing baskets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K27GuSSha0s) on a head or two?

That really made me laugh.  :D

I never really thought of that, though I have been trying out some dance moves with the skeletal guardian in the Assassin's Hideout (Oblivion).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tank on November 23, 2011, 07:49:44 AM
No, The Asmo is not all antisocial because he is gaming Skyrim from dusk to dusk - he was sick and busy all at the same time  :P

Have you been placing baskets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K27GuSSha0s) on a head or two?
That's funny!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 23, 2011, 10:09:36 AM
No, The Asmo is not all antisocial because he is gaming Skyrim from dusk to dusk - he was sick and busy all at the same time  :P

Have you been placing baskets (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K27GuSSha0s) on a head or two?

Eh... Well... As for that now, you see... ...

OK, ALRIGHT, I HAVE!!! I'M A NERD. HAPPY NOW?!  >:(
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 29, 2011, 07:12:14 PM
AC:Revelations has been released for PC! ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: not your typical... on November 29, 2011, 09:45:35 PM
Eh... Well... As for that now, you see... ...

OK, ALRIGHT, I HAVE!!! I'M A NERD. HAPPY NOW?!  >:(
Yes. Quite happy. :) Besides, nerds have more fun.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on November 30, 2011, 03:49:29 AM
AC:Revelations has been released for PC! ;D

Any good?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on November 30, 2011, 04:05:36 AM
AC:Revelations has been released for PC! ;D

Any good?

..? It's ASSASSIN'S CREED! What more need you to know?  :P

(It sure did not disappoint me at least)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 30, 2011, 05:46:29 AM
AC:Revelations has been released for PC! ;D

Any good?

Yep!  Though it's best if you play all of them, from the first Assassin's Creed to the previous one (Brotherhood) because of plot continuation (assuming you're new to the series).

The graphics have certainly improved.  8)

I ran into some glitches, though hopefully they'll patch those up.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on November 30, 2011, 03:36:53 PM
BTW, if anyone is still playing Warcraft, I'm Arcurion's voice in the "Hour of Twilight" patch that just came out...
 :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on November 30, 2011, 04:29:32 PM
BTW, if anyone is still playing Warcraft, I'm Arcurion's voice in the "Hour of Twilight" patch that just came out...
 :)
I still play. That is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on November 30, 2011, 04:53:10 PM
BTW, if anyone is still playing Warcraft, I'm Arcurion's voice in the "Hour of Twilight" patch that just came out...
 :)
I still play. That is pretty cool.

He was a fun one to voice.

The audition description was that he should sound like crackling ice, or the embodiment of cold.
Here's a snippet someone uploaded to YouTube:

Lemme know when you beat him!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 30, 2011, 05:04:56 PM
BTW, if anyone is still playing Warcraft, I'm Arcurion's voice in the "Hour of Twilight" patch that just came out...
 :)

That's really cool  :o Well done. :o
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on November 30, 2011, 06:11:06 PM
BTW, if anyone is still playing Warcraft, I'm Arcurion's voice in the "Hour of Twilight" patch that just came out...
 :)
I still play. That is pretty cool.

He was a fun one to voice.

The audition description was that he should sound like crackling ice, or the embodiment of cold.
Here's a snippet someone uploaded to YouTube:

Lemme know when you beat him!
Excellent work! But now that I know it's your voice, it seems kind of weird to try to kill him. :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on November 30, 2011, 06:33:04 PM
Excellent work! But now that I know it's your voice, it seems kind of weird to try to kill him. :D

That's ok... I've been killed before, but I just keep coming back as someone else...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on November 30, 2011, 08:21:22 PM
Yep!  Though it's best if you play all of them, from the first Assassin's Creed to the previous one (Brotherhood) because of plot continuation (assuming you're new to the series).


Yeah played them all so far except for Revelations, I didn't really like brotherhood apart from completing the storyline so I haven't really given it a look. I'm looking forward to Assassins Creed 3 and hope it uses 'Shao Jun' as the main protagonist as Embers seems to be hinting that will be the case.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 01, 2011, 12:14:33 AM
Yep!  Though it's best if you play all of them, from the first Assassin's Creed to the previous one (Brotherhood) because of plot continuation (assuming you're new to the series).


Yeah played them all so far except for Revelations, I didn't really like brotherhood apart from completing the storyline so I haven't really given it a look. I'm looking forward to Assassins Creed 3 and hope it uses 'Shao Jun' as the main protagonist as Embers seems to be hinting that will be the case.

I haven't played much into it yet, but out off all its predecessors I'd say that it's most like Brotherhood. Ezio has some new moves, a cool hookblade (I liked that add) and can now craft bombs. Other than that...so far it's been similar. One thing that gets a bit tiring is that it's the third installment with Ezio, the fact that it's in a totally new city, country and culture helps a bit.

Cool new puzzles though, they remind me a bit of the Portal franchise, though they have nothing to do with the theme. Of the maze/problem-solving type.  

Shao Jun? I thought that AC3 was going to star Desmond and not another ancestor ???
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 01, 2011, 05:01:31 PM
I haven't played much into it yet, but out off all its predecessors I'd say that it's most like Brotherhood. Ezio has some new moves, a cool hookblade (I liked that add) and can now craft bombs. Other than that...so far it's been similar. One thing that gets a bit tiring is that it's the third installment with Ezio, the fact that it's in a totally new city, country and culture helps a bit.

Cool new puzzles though, they remind me a bit of the Portal franchise, though they have nothing to do with the theme. Of the maze/problem-solving type.  

Shao Jun? I thought that AC3 was going to star Desmond and not another ancestor ???

The puzzle elements sound good, the exploration puzzles in AC2 andBrotherhood are my favorite parts of the game so if more of that or similar has been added I am sold. The new location does look pretty good.

I have no idea what they are going to do with the next game it would make sense to finish Desmond's story before 2012, but in the DLC for Brotherhood it hints that he has more assassins to meet. This is the Shao Jun character (http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Shao_Jun) then put it alongside this (http://www.empirestategamer.com/future-assassins-creed-storylines-and-locations-revealed) it may be a possibility.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 05, 2011, 06:10:49 PM
Whew...finally finished AC:Revelations!

The puzzles are a bit different in this one, not as particulary challenging, and there are only 5. They remind me a bit more of the type of puzzles the game Portal uses but without the portal gun or the physics (have you played Portal 1 or 2?). Mostly to give us a bit of Desmond's story before he was found by the Templars in AC1.

I liked the ending and the last few missions ;D

Anyways I'll stop here before I give away a few spoilers :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 05, 2011, 06:36:56 PM
Whew...finally finished AC:Revelations!

The puzzles are a bit different in this one, not as particulary challenging, and there are only 5. They remind me a bit more of the type of puzzles the game Portal uses but without the portal gun or the physics (have you played Portal 1 or 2?). Mostly to give us a bit of Desmond's story before he was found by the Templars in AC1.

I liked the ending and the last few missions ;D

Anyways I'll stop here before I give away a few spoilers :P

Yeah they are brilliant games though I only played the first Portal recently as it was free on steam. I had a quick peek on youtube to see what the puzzles are, they look interesting.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: not your typical... on December 05, 2011, 06:41:06 PM
7-3am. 9 hours straight of Skyrim at a friend's just to be told that I can't spend the weekend to finish the game, I have a 2 hour ride to get home, and I still am gonna be forced to get up at 7am to go to church. Parents can be so cruel. :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 05, 2011, 06:54:34 PM
Parents can be so cruel. :P
So, do what The Asmo did. Be cruel right back - covertly. Even the payback you can't openly gloat about tastes good.  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: not your typical... on December 05, 2011, 07:03:58 PM
So, do what The Asmo did. Be cruel right back - covertly. Even the payback you can't openly gloat about tastes good.  ;D
Haha. I will. I'm planing something big this holiday season, to distract from the even bigger the summer. :D gotta save up a ton of cash though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 05, 2011, 07:06:42 PM
Ooh! The evil, which is cooked up on cash, is usually far greater than the broke ass evil. This one gets The Asmo's Seal.  ;D

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.comics101.com%2Fcomics101%2F%2Fnews%2FComics%2520101%2F372%2Fseal-of-approval.jpg&hash=42a34252568faa9603a652971f2bc1259264c934)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: not your typical... on December 05, 2011, 07:28:56 PM
Ooh! The evil, which is cooked up on cash, is usually far greater than the broke ass evil. This one gets The Asmo's Seal.  ;D

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.comics101.com%2Fcomics101%2F%2Fnews%2FComics%2520101%2F372%2Fseal-of-approval.jpg&hash=42a34252568faa9603a652971f2bc1259264c934)
Yay. ;D Can I pet it?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 05, 2011, 07:31:56 PM
Whew...finally finished AC:Revelations!

The puzzles are a bit different in this one, not as particulary challenging, and there are only 5. They remind me a bit more of the type of puzzles the game Portal uses but without the portal gun or the physics (have you played Portal 1 or 2?). Mostly to give us a bit of Desmond's story before he was found by the Templars in AC1.

I liked the ending and the last few missions ;D

Anyways I'll stop here before I give away a few spoilers :P

Yeah they are brilliant games though I only played the first Portal recently as it was free on steam. I had a quick peek on youtube to see what the puzzles are, they look interesting.

Now those are two games that I recommend ;D Portal 2 is better than Portal one by a long shot too, with more puzzles and more stuff you need to use or can use to complete them.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 05, 2011, 07:35:10 PM
Yay. ;D Can I pet it?
Of course! Is your seal now. Many more where came from  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: not your typical... on December 05, 2011, 07:44:52 PM
Of course! Is your seal now. Many more where came from  ;D
Haha. Yes... *plots more of evil plan* :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Brent on December 07, 2011, 05:54:41 AM
AC puzzles that are similar to Portal puzzles?!  That sounds really tempting.  I'm waiting to get Revelations till the price goes down a little though.

Mainly because I'm stuck on Skyrim though, amirite?
It's my first Elder Scrolls game, although I played a lot of Fallout.  It took some getting used to, but I'm totally sold on it now.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: not your typical... on December 07, 2011, 05:56:44 AM
Mainly because I'm stuck on Skyrim though, amirite?
It's my first Elder Scrolls game, although I played a lot of Fallout.  It took some getting used to, but I'm totally sold on it now.
Skyrim is my new lover. <3 Everytime I get a chance to play, I'm all over the game. It's amazing. Fus Ro Dah!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Brent on December 07, 2011, 06:02:10 AM
Mainly because I'm stuck on Skyrim though, amirite?
It's my first Elder Scrolls game, although I played a lot of Fallout.  It took some getting used to, but I'm totally sold on it now.
Skyrim is my new lover. <3 Everytime I get a chance to play, I'm all over the game. It's amazing. Fus Ro Dah!!!!!!!!!!! ;D
It's seriously started to intrude into my every day life.  It was 20 degrees today and I didn't wear a coat, I tried mead last night, and I've started getting up out of my chair and shouting "There can be only one!" every time I kill a dragon.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: not your typical... on December 07, 2011, 06:43:45 AM
Hahahahaha! <3 That's awesome! I only get to play, on average, once every week.  :-\
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 07, 2011, 08:05:00 PM
Finally got round to playing Skyward Sword and its brilliant. Once you get use to the motion controls the game just keeps getting better and better. Its a perfect mix between the older games in the series and adds new elements that keeps the game fresh yet familiar. If you have ever liked any of the prior zelda games go buy it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 07, 2011, 09:50:26 PM
AC puzzles that are similar to Portal puzzles?!  That sounds really tempting.  I'm waiting to get Revelations till the price goes down a little though.

Mainly because I'm stuck on Skyrim though, amirite?
It's my first Elder Scrolls game, although I played a lot of Fallout.  It took some getting used to, but I'm totally sold on it now.

Keyword being similar but there are only five, and without any portals or wormholes. ;D I would advise against buying it just for that though...but if you're a fan of the AC series, and especially Brotherhood, then I recommend it. Multiplayer has been bettered too.

I want to buy Skyrim, though I'm waiting for the price to go down...rather considerably. Till then I have Oblivion to get through ;D (first time Elder Scrolls player too)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on December 09, 2011, 10:18:32 PM
Anyone fiddling with "OnLive"?

I just downloaded the app for my droid - let's you play console/pc games on your phone or tablet.
So far, pretty nice.
If you get it now, you also get a free copy of Lego Batman.

Games also run on the PC.

Looks like a mobile alternative to Steam.

(oh, and they've got AC running on it too)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on December 12, 2011, 06:06:44 PM
I'll have to check that out, sounds awesome.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 12, 2011, 08:56:37 PM
I haven't tried it on a tablet device but I have been using onlive for quite a while they had a deal when it first began in the uk where you could buy a game for a £1 so I picked up boarderlands. I really like how it works and if the next gen of consoles don't try and implement it in some way they are missing out.

If you want to try it out in someway without having to create an account you can play a bunch of demos at Gaikai (http://www.gaikai.com/).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on December 12, 2011, 09:26:56 PM
I'm hoping for an OnLive Google TV app (yeah, I got one of 'em).

They also sell some kind of OnLive controller (bluetooth), and a tv-box-thingie...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 12, 2011, 09:53:08 PM
I'm hoping for an OnLive Google TV app (yeah, I got one of 'em).

That would totally make more sense as a direction for the company to pursue over the set-top box, seeing as most new tv's come with some sort of "smart tv" connectivity, if they do a deal with TV manufacturers to have the application installed as standard they could easily begin to take away a good portion of the existing console market.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on December 13, 2011, 12:19:28 AM
I'm hoping for an OnLive Google TV app (yeah, I got one of 'em).

That would totally make more sense as a direction for the company to pursue over the set-top box, seeing as most new tv's come with some sort of "smart tv" connectivity, if they do a deal with TV manufacturers to have the application installed as standard they could easily begin to take away a good portion of the existing console market.

Yeah, that would be pretty cool, assuming it works well.  Just have to buy compatible controllers, I guess...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 27, 2011, 06:52:54 PM
Damn, Skyrim is amazing.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 27, 2011, 06:57:44 PM
Damn, Skyrim is amazing.
*Chanting main theme* sure is!  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 27, 2011, 07:05:36 PM
I just wish I didn't have work to do.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 27, 2011, 07:08:57 PM
I just wish I didn't have work to do.
The Asmo is free to game until next week :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 27, 2011, 07:12:44 PM
I just wish I didn't have work to do.
The Asmo is free to game until next week :D

 :'( Right that's it, I'm gonna punch a bear in the (virtual) face.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 28, 2011, 07:45:28 AM
Is anyone trading items on Steam? Or...giving them away? :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on December 28, 2011, 03:13:08 PM
Is anyone trading items on Steam? Or...giving them away? :P

Huh, didn't know you could do that on Steam...

If you're looking for cheap games, check out the Humble Bundle 4 (i think it's www.humblebundle.com)
It includes the games from their last one.

The proceeds are split between developers and charities.  You can even choose how much goes to whom.
Plus, it's name your own price! (be sure to go above the average to get the extras...)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 28, 2011, 03:25:52 PM
Is anyone trading items on Steam? Or...giving them away? :P

Huh, didn't know you could do that on Steam...

If you're looking for cheap games, check out the Humble Bundle 4 (i think it's www.humblebundle.com)
It includes the games from their last one.

The proceeds are split between developers and charities.  You can even choose how much goes to whom.
Plus, it's name your own price! (be sure to go above the average to get the extras...)

Steam is having a holiday sale thing now, till Jan the 1st, where you complete some objectives (usually game achievements, including the ones you already have) and you win things such as coal, which is currency basically, discount coupons or whole free gift games. You can transform 7 coal into a gift too, but unfortunately don't get to choose the outcome.

I'm trying to trade my way to a better discount coupon for Bethesda games, which includes Skyrim. So far I got a 10%. Not too easy though, people drive a hard bargain ::) Most coupons are valid until March the 1st too.

I actually came across that link just a while ago, apparently some people are trying to cheat Steam by buying the bundle for 1 cent and using the achievements to get holiday sale gifts. 
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 28, 2011, 04:07:42 PM
Wooooooooooooohoooooooooooo!

I just got a -25% on a Skyrim coupon for 2 coal (which wouldn't amount to more than $2).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 29, 2011, 04:39:55 AM
OMG I got a 50% discount coupon for Skyrim. I can barely believe it.  :o

Too bad these coupons aren't accumulative, and 50% is as high as it goes for Bethesda...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 31, 2011, 04:53:41 PM
If anyone has and Bethesdra or Ubisoft discount coupons they don't want to use in their Steam account, you could send them over to me ;D

[notsorandomthoughts]Coupons that are actually worth anything  ::) (Skyrim and Assassin's Creed Revelations are expensive still very popular games. ::) Coal isn't much either, so I've been placing my bets on those two coupons. I was even able to get a copy of the Portal game with a few coupons, that I bought for a few coal ;D

Best thing of course are games, they're worth much more, but it can be tricky for someone who didn't have any to begin with (most people only trade games for games, and not coupons or coal  :( ) Though I did get one on my that's on my wishlist.

I know I'm rambling, but I'm actually kind of proud of myself ;D

Next year will be interesting.  8) I'll try to be better prepared, and hopefully more lucky. [/notsorandomthoughts]
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 31, 2011, 05:18:14 PM
If you have any coal that hasn't been crafted yet I have two spare that you could have as I don't really use steam and not going to hit the target of 7.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 31, 2011, 08:01:31 PM
If you have any coal that hasn't been crafted yet I have two spare that you could have as I don't really use steam and not going to hit the target of 7.

Could I? I'm still trying to see if I can make the most of my stuff...

If you want I have 1 -25% Ubisoft coupon for the 2 coal. Don't know if you were thinking on buying one of those games any time soon...

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198042261135 (http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198042261135)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 31, 2011, 09:31:06 PM
Its all right I don't want anything in return, you can just have them. As I am on a mac there aren't many games that I want that I haven't already got on a console.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 02, 2012, 05:45:12 AM
I'm wondering if it's better to try and trade my -50% Skyrim coupon for a game worth more than $10 and buy Skyrim which is -33% off right now. ???

Tough decision.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 02, 2012, 05:46:37 AM
Its all right I don't want anything in return, you can just have them. As I am on a mac there aren't many games that I want that I haven't already got on a console.

Thanks, but I have no use for coal anymore :) Thanks for the offer though :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on January 02, 2012, 12:01:18 PM
Did you manage to get Skyrim in the end xSilverPhinx?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 06, 2012, 12:59:08 AM
No, but I did manage to get another -50% coupon, which I traded for Napoleon Total War Imperial Edition. I'm going to use the coupon soon to buy Skyrim, getting it was way over my initial expectations (didn't expect to get even a -33% one unless very lucky) so I'm happy with that. :)

If they open a holiday sale next year I might have to open a trading branch here ;D I made a few mistakes I wouldn't repeat.

All in all I got around $50 worth of games that I ended up keeping by just trading stuff. :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 11, 2012, 05:32:36 PM
Not to turn this thread into "xSilverPhinx's thought for the day" but I just bought Bejewled 3 for $5 on Steam and can't get enough of it.

The Bejeweled effect, it's there. O_o

I keep seeing colored gems to match.

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tank on January 11, 2012, 05:34:18 PM
Not to turn this thread into "xSilverPhinx's thought for the day" but I just bought Bejewled 3 for $5 on Steam and can't get enough of it.

The Bejeweled effect, it's there. O_o

I keep seeing colored gems to match.

It was nice knowing you, we can see what you will be spending your time on now  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 12, 2012, 12:03:45 AM
Not to turn this thread into "xSilverPhinx's thought for the day" but I just bought Bejewled 3 for $5 on Steam and can't get enough of it.

The Bejeweled effect, it's there. O_o

I keep seeing colored gems to match.

It was nice knowing you, we can see what you will be spending your time on now  ;D

I'll drop by every now and then to check that you haven't blown up some troll to smithereens. ;D 
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: fluttershine on January 19, 2012, 07:38:39 AM
I plan on getting FFXIII-2 as well as Mass Effect 3 when they both come out. I adore both titles and genres and look forward to playing them.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on January 19, 2012, 05:03:22 PM
I plan on getting FFXIII-2 as well as Mass Effect 3 when they both come out. I adore both titles and genres and look forward to playing them.

You played the FFXIII-2 demo yet, it feels very different to FFXIII which in my opinion is a good thing, though I might give it a miss as I don't think I can be bothered with grinding for hours on end just to progress in the game. Mass Effect 3 will be a day one purchase for me its a fantastic series. But I have loads of games that I haven't even started due to Skyrim.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 25, 2012, 10:04:05 AM
How many of you guys have a Steam account?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on January 25, 2012, 10:07:55 AM
I do not... Which is a bit weird for a gamer of my level, I guess.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on January 25, 2012, 11:56:15 AM
I don't have a personal one, but I and my younger brother used to have an account, which hasn't been used for...hmmm..quite a few years now that I yhink about it. When were the Counter-Strike: Source and Day of Defeat: Source released again...?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on January 25, 2012, 12:46:54 PM
Yeah but I am on a mac so its kind of useless.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on January 25, 2012, 03:17:10 PM
How many of you guys have a Steam account?

I've got one... got it for "Portal" a while back.  Not bad, but I don't use it as much anymore...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Harmonie on January 26, 2012, 02:20:05 AM
I don't know that I consider myself a 'gamer'. It's a hobby that just costs too much, and games these days are just disappointing me more and more, I'm afraid.

I'm primarily into Nintendo. I don't hate Microsoft or Sony. I actually own both a PS2 and a PSP. However many of the games I play on the PS2 are multiplatform. The PSP was given to my dad and then was given to me. I've only played Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep on it, which is pretty much the only series I play that has exclusives on Sony consoles.

Enough about that, though. My favorite series is The Legend of Zelda. All of the 3D Zelda's have been a great time, and I enjoy the 2D ones sometimes as well. I also really enjoy Pokemon games (the main ones, not the spin-offs), the Mario RPGs (Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi, and SMRPG). The one I play the most is Animal Crossing, though. Right now that is Wild World because it is on the DS and because the Wii version of the game was very mediocre. (The 3DS version looks much better, but the game is taking forever to come out.)

I also enjoy some PC games, but not the ones that everybody talks about. For one I enjoy The Sims series. Although I think that has gone quite downhill with The Sims 3. The Sims series has just become a cash-cow. They'll take your money in any way they can possibly think of. I also like Civilization, although I only own IV and its Expansion Packs.

I just can't afford to be a PC gamer. My PC can't even properly run The Sims 3 due to an integrated graphics card. But buying one that will work better is the least of my worries. I'll just need a new one in a couple of years. Meh.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on January 26, 2012, 03:17:05 AM
Enough about that, though. My favorite series is The Legend of Zelda. All of the 3D Zelda's have been a great time, and I enjoy the 2D ones sometimes as well. I also really enjoy Pokemon games (the main ones, not the spin-offs), the Mario RPGs (Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi, and SMRPG).

The Ledgend of Zelda is my favorite series as well, I prefer the Link to the Past over any of the 3D iterations though Wind Waker comes close. I enjoyed Skyward Sword but I think the series needs a serious overhaul as it has practically been the same since the original and is really starting to show its age but Nintendo managed to do an amazing job with the graphics in Skyward Sword. I have been seriously disappointed with Nintendo this last generation which use to easily be my favorite gaming company, the DS is the first console I have ever sold and if Skyward Sword hadn't have come out my Wii would still have been sitting in storage since the release of Mario Galaxy. Hopefully the Wii U will deliver as I like the concept (but I also liked the concept of the Wii and DS) they just need to get the top quality third party games as the first and second party games aren't a system seller for me anymore as I have been playing Nintendo for as long as I can remember and the nostalgia doesn't exist anymore.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Harmonie on January 26, 2012, 04:57:20 AM
Personally, I'm just fine with little third party support. I get Nintendo consoles because I like their first party games. They are the only console I can trust getting day one because I know there will be plenty of first party titles that I will enjoy. I can't say the same thing for the other companies.

I'm not saying third party support shouldn't be there. The world doesn't revolve around me. There definitely should be great third party support.

It's just when I criticize Nintendo I'm more worried about the quality of their first party games, and to an extent the hardware. I was disappointed in the Wii because every first party title left me at least slightly disappointed. Super Mario Galaxy disappoints me because the level designs are far too linear for my tastes (and as opposed to SM64 and Sunshine). Super Smash Bros. Brawl was boring after a week (while Super Smash Bros. Melee kept me entertained for years). Animal Crossing City Folk made me lose faith in a series that started (the first US version) with my favorite game ever. And finally even Skyward Sword has a tinge of disappointment. It's not to the level of the other games, but something feels off about it. It's a tangible something.

So I too hope the Wii U is better. Unfortunately, it already seems far too focused on gimmicks.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on January 26, 2012, 03:57:42 PM
... so... did you all hear there's no Blizzcon this year (delayed 'till 2013)

I'm pretty big on Nintendo as well (got a Wii and 3ds)
Really hope the Wii-U comes out as a winner...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xXxWashburnxXx on January 28, 2012, 08:36:19 AM
I have both a Wii and an Xbox 360. I play a bit of CoD Black Ops and Mw3, along with GTA 4 and the L4D games. I also play TF2 on steam. I use the Wii to play the old mario games.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Firebird on February 03, 2012, 06:58:31 PM
Mostly a PC Gamer, though I have a wii as well and use that for guitar hero and goldeneye of late. I've mostly done the 3d shooters, though at different times I've also played civilization, simcity, and Batman: Arkham Asylum.

I don't play as much as I used to, though; not enough time, and I admit there are times when I need to take a break from it so I actually move around a bit :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Ihateyoumike on February 08, 2012, 12:11:23 AM
I've been playing a lot of "Fortune Street" for the wii lately. It's a board game, not unlike monopoly, but it incorporates a stock system into the game making it far more complex. It is an awesome game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on February 14, 2012, 04:45:42 PM
Yes! The mass effect 3 demo is out today. Seriously can not wait until that game is released.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 15, 2012, 04:51:57 AM
Bought Skyrim for $20 by having my prized coupon stack with a Steam sale. Consider this to be a substantial victory. ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on February 15, 2012, 06:55:08 PM
Bought Skyrim for $20 by having my prized coupon stack with a Steam sale. Consider this to be a substantial victory. ;D

WOOP! Enjoy.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 23, 2012, 01:29:12 AM
Bought Skyrim for $20 by having my prized coupon stack with a Steam sale. Consider this to be a substantial victory. ;D

WOOP! Enjoy.

;D I almost missed it when it went on sale too. :D

Just a heads up, the Be Mine Indie Bundle (http://groupees.com/bemine) and the Indie Gala Bundle (http://www.indiegala.com/) are live, in case anybody wants to grab one.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Buddy on February 25, 2012, 07:55:41 PM
So, anybody play Minecraft? I find it a fun time waster.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xXxWashburnxXx on February 25, 2012, 09:45:54 PM
all. the. time.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Buddy on February 25, 2012, 09:52:46 PM
all. the. time.

It is quite addicting, isn’t it? Although I’m a wuss and I only play on peaceful mode.   :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on February 25, 2012, 09:59:02 PM
I tried Minecraft. Didn't like it. Too ugly.  :-\
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xXxWashburnxXx on February 25, 2012, 10:03:20 PM
I've got a giant castle in one of my worlds it took me about two weeks to build.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on February 25, 2012, 10:09:36 PM
That part of it is cool. Building pretty much whatever you want, that is. However, The Asmo demands his graphics a good deal prettier than what MineCraft provides.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Buddy on February 25, 2012, 10:25:47 PM
I have an awesome texture pack that makes everything look really good
http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/69354-64x1112pre12w06a-misas-realistic-texture-pack-updated-31jan/
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on February 25, 2012, 10:28:58 PM
Better than the original, but everything is still made up of relatively huge cubic blocks.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Harmonie on February 26, 2012, 12:38:32 AM
Anybody play Pokemon?

Sequels for Black and White were announced today. Not 'Grey'. They're apparently two games by the name of 'Black 2' and 'White 2'.

A very strange decision my Nintendo. An even stranger one when you realize they're releasing these for the DS, not the 3DS. That doesn't make the slightest bit of sense to me. The DS has been last generation for almost a year, and Pokemon games sell systems.

Either way, the fact that they are an actual sequel, like Gold/Silver/Crystal, makes me very excited. G/S/C were my favorites! And we haven't had a true sequel since back then.. when I was a preteen. lol
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xXxWashburnxXx on February 26, 2012, 01:41:25 AM
I used to play Blue all the time. I still go back to it on occasion. I liked G/S/C and thought Ruby/Saphire/Emerald were ok but after that they got worse  IMO.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Buddy on February 26, 2012, 02:26:08 AM
I’m actually excited for the rerelease of Ruby/Sapphire. Those were my favorite.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Harmonie on February 26, 2012, 02:39:19 AM
I used to play Blue all the time. I still go back to it on occasion. I liked G/S/C and thought Ruby/Saphire/Emerald were ok but after that they got worse  IMO.

Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald were actually the low point of the series for me. Although I have not played Black/White yet.

I’m actually excited for the rerelease of Ruby/Sapphire. Those were my favorite.

That probably won't be another couple of years, though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 26, 2012, 04:09:22 AM
Love Minecraft, started building a Sand Castle but never got round to finishing it. I also prefer peaceful mode, it can be a bit annoying when you're chipping away at thousands of blocks to have creepers sneak up on you and explode. ;D

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on February 28, 2012, 09:39:03 PM
Does anyone else envy video game reviewers because they get to experience games like Amy? Personally, I think it would be enjoyable to play games this shitty and get paid for it. Now that I know how bad it is, playing it seems like a waste of time. However, if I had no clue and discovered it on my own, I think I would actually find some enjoyment in such a terrible experience. Once the price falls to $.99 I might be tempted to buy it simply so I can experience such a terrible game first hand.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/5346-Amy

http://www.gamespot.com/amy/reviews/amy-review-6348824/
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on February 28, 2012, 09:52:55 PM
Does anyone else envy video game reviewers because they get to experience games like Amy? Personally, I think it would be enjoyable to play games this shitty and get paid for it. Now that I know how bad it is, playing it seems like a waste of time. However, if I had no clue and discovered it on my own, I think I would actually find some enjoyment in such a terrible experience. Once the price falls to $.99 I might be tempted to buy it simply so I can experience such a terrible game first hand.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/5346-Amy

http://www.gamespot.com/amy/reviews/amy-review-6348824/

I don't envy them in the slightest, my friend was a tester for SCE Studio Liverpool and now hates games and anything to do with them.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on February 28, 2012, 09:59:01 PM


I don't envy them in the slightest, my friend was a tester for SCE Studio Liverpool and now hates games and anything to do with them.

I wouldn't want to be a game tester either. That is nothing more than playing the same level or two over and over, viewing the code, and making notes. At least based on my limited knowledge.

With reviewers, they at least play the finished or nearly finished product and simply have to write a short review about what makes it fun and what makes you want to poor acid in your eyes.

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on February 28, 2012, 10:25:27 PM
What games are people looking forward to being released this year? Currently I cant wait for SSX (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N66N9JbcP7w), Mass Effect 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmIIN6i1Cec), The Witcher 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE-8sGXe5xY), BioShock Infinite (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WDQ4FhslSk), South Park RPG (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2012/jan/06/south-park-rpg-screens), Tomb Raider (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFBrgeSjj-0), and GTA5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkkoHAzjnUs).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on February 28, 2012, 10:33:56 PM
What games are people looking forward to being released this year?

For me it's Mass Effect 3, the South Park RPG, and Bioshock infinite. Personally I'm hoping for the best with the South Park game, but am not overly optimistic.

None of which I will purchase on release day; since getting burned once again by Bethesda's inability to professionally code a game.

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on February 28, 2012, 10:44:11 PM
What games are people looking forward to being released this year?

For me it's Mass Effect 3, the South Park RPG, and Bioshock infinite. Personally I'm hoping for the best with the South Park game, but am not overly optimistic.

None of which I will purchase on release day; since getting burned once again by Bethesda's inability to professionally code a game.

Yeah im the same with games I will usually wait a bit before buying as the price usually drops shortly after release and the bugs are fixed by that time, though SSX will be a day one purchase for me as I love the OTT unrealistic frantic gameplay that the series offers.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xXxWashburnxXx on February 28, 2012, 11:01:54 PM
I can't wait for GTA5. Back in san andreas. And of course the new CoD and South Park RPG
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on February 28, 2012, 11:12:20 PM
Personally I don't understand the hype around GTA V. Granted, I have been a fan of the series for a while, but I was very unhappy with the last iteration. They added the bowling, dating, etc, but it meant nothing to the overall gameplay. It was novel at first, but I quickly noticed it was simply a gimmick that added nothing to the overall game.

I like La Noir, which can be loosely compared to GTA, in that it was a massive city with very few enterable (spell check recognizes it, so Ia assume it's a word) buildings. The story was linear though which I prefer in an open world without open world elements.

I'm of the opinion GTA has lost it's appeal and we will simply get the same game repeatedly, just like with Battlefield and Modern Warfare. I personally want to see another entry in the Red Dead series from Rockstar.
http://www.gamespot.com/red-dead-redemption/platform/ps3/

Edit: I'm not arguing game companies shouldn't continue to tweak good games, but I have personally lost interest in many series because they do exactly that.

To be honest, I don't want much to change in the next Red Dead game because they did so much correct the second time. At some point however I will grow tired of that formula, and Red Dead V likely won't interest me much either.

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on March 01, 2012, 04:46:59 PM
I thought I would post this seeing as quite a few members of the forum like the series.

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.gawkerassets.com%2Fimg%2F17f1l0q0cz7xtjpg%2Fmedium.jpg&hash=67392bef4424dbce924c01b3e8bd229d43a86923)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2012, 10:27:34 PM
Is it certain that Assassin's Creed III will be set during the American Revolution?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on March 03, 2012, 12:18:38 AM
Is it certain that Assassin's Creed III will be set during the American Revolution?

Apparently so.

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FBpB8p.jpg&hash=fcee00955e50bc1d1bac08ec2e8df1693e99f3ef)(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FNB0hf.jpg&hash=b198d10eb245ae5f1f0bc1ce51b71fa7774ea0d6)(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FDlHkB.jpg&hash=3f62a7a0e88c80eff394dcf43c0b6d80c6a02933)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 04, 2012, 03:05:53 AM
Yeah (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/03/01/april-cover-revealed-assassin-39-s-creed-iii.aspx)

I was hoping it would be set during the French Revolution, but I'm not complaining...a new AC game is coming out ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 06, 2012, 03:33:51 AM
The trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?src_vid=p5UmIx7T1DQ&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_200462&v=J_vzAmX9pzs) For Assassin's Creed III is out, in case anyone's interested.

 8)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 06, 2012, 06:26:03 PM
Anyone pick up ME3 yet. Apparently Bioware still hasn't got it's shit together, with people having problems transporting their characters on the 360 and having to switch discs every couple of hours. I have heard both consoles suffer from inconsistent frame rates, and at least on the PS3, there are reports of long loading screens. I have also heard about cheesy writing, and terrible endings, but those could simply be due to 4chan bombing metacritic with bad reviews due to day one DLC.

I'm curious if anyone here has played any of it yet.



Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on March 06, 2012, 11:39:36 PM
Anyone pick up ME3 yet. Apparently Bioware still hasn't got it's shit together, with people having problems transporting their characters on the 360 and having to switch discs every couple of hours. I have heard both consoles suffer from inconsistent frame rates, and at least on the PS3, there are reports of long loading screens. I have also heard about cheesy writing, and terrible endings, but those could simply be due to 4chan bombing metacritic with bad reviews due to day one DLC.

I'm curious if anyone here has played any of it yet.
I highly doubt that many people managed to complete the game so quickly seeing as the game was released today in the States, and the other games in the series usually take around 30hrs to complete if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 07, 2012, 04:26:35 AM
The script was leaked a while back though, and from what I've read that leaked script is very accurate. ME 2 had some really cheesy dialogue though, so I doubt it will bother me in the third. The frame rates also dipped a lot during cut scenes, so I imagine that is accurate. A lot of the negative reviews are in protest of the day 1 DLC from what I've read.

I went ahead and picked it up today though, but haven't played it yet. I'm still finishing off ME2 with renegade Shep. Will let people know how it is when I get around to playing it some. 
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: skwurll on March 07, 2012, 04:43:42 AM
I've been a fan of GTA since the third, and in my opinion, what made GTA:IV great was the story. Sure, the other games were fun and had some cool stuff, but they didn't really have the same substance as GTA:IV.

Also, I'm looking forward to seeing how AC3 continues the story. I'm not sure how the time period will effect gameplay, but I'm hoping they let Connor (the protagonist) get his hands on a new piece of eden. The apples were cool, but you could only use them in very scripted event sequences. I'd like to see a little more freedom with the pieces of eden, and hopefully more than one.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 07, 2012, 02:33:41 PM
Also, I'm looking forward to seeing how AC3 continues the story. I'm not sure how the time period will effect gameplay, but I'm hoping they let Connor (the protagonist) get his hands on a new piece of eden. The apples were cool, but you could only use them in very scripted event sequences. I'd like to see a little more freedom with the pieces of eden, and hopefully more than one.

As an RPG fan, IMO it would be cool if Connor could get his hands on a piece of Eden and that would make the story non-linear, as in he could make decisions that could affect the whole gameplay with it. ;D
Title: Yes, that.
Post by: Asmodean on March 07, 2012, 03:42:26 PM
As an RPG fan, IMO it would be cool if Connor could get his hands on a piece of Eden and that would make the story non-linear, as in he could make decisions that could affect the whole gameplay with it. ;D
Yes! Also, loot for The Asmo, please.  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Buddy on March 14, 2012, 03:11:38 PM
I’m thinking of setting up a HAF Minecraft server. Would anyone be interested in that.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 15, 2012, 01:00:10 AM
I’m thinking of setting up a HAF Minecraft server. Would anyone be interested in that.

I would, though I wouldn't play as often as I would like.


As an RPG fan, IMO it would be cool if Connor could get his hands on a piece of Eden and that would make the story non-linear, as in he could make decisions that could affect the whole gameplay with it. ;D
Yes! Also, loot for The Asmo, please.  :D

But looting is so boring in AC, you have to wait a few seconds before you receive whatever you're looting!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on March 15, 2012, 04:47:16 AM
But looting is so boring in AC, you have to wait a few seconds before you receive whatever you're looting!
...Seconds well spent in anticipation of maybe getting something shiney.  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tank on March 15, 2012, 07:48:31 AM
I’m thinking of setting up a HAF Minecraft server. Would anyone be interested in that.
How would this work? Would there be a play area just for invited guests?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Buddy on March 15, 2012, 11:46:19 AM
I’m thinking of setting up a HAF Minecraft server. Would anyone be interested in that.
How would this work? Would there be a play area just for invited guests?

Donno. But from what I've read, it has it's own ip that the players can put on their games and run it on multiplayer.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tank on March 15, 2012, 11:53:21 AM
I’m thinking of setting up a HAF Minecraft server. Would anyone be interested in that.
How would this work? Would there be a play area just for invited guests?

Donno. But from what I've read, it has it's own ip that the players can put on their games and run it on multiplayer.
So unless somebody knew, or guessed, the IP it would be a private play area. Sounds fun  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on March 15, 2012, 11:44:51 PM
So... I hear Diablo III is getting released on May 15...

Just sayin'

;-)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 16, 2012, 12:25:23 AM
Fuck Bioware!

Potential spoilers for Mass Effect 3 below. I will do my best to draw attention to possible spoilers with red text.

What is good about ME 3
- The story is engaging and character development along with my connection to the characters continued to grow.
- The game was less glitchy on the PS3 than ME 2 was.
- The score music is good.
- You get a good idea of the massive battle field.

The negative
-The Citidel is the only living town to explore. Granted it is slightly bigger than the previous game, but you run out of things to explore very quickly.
-Unless you play some multiplayer, it is rather tedious and difficult to get your readiness rating to an acceptable level for the best outcome.
Don't tack on MP and force us to play it in order to get a specific ending in the SP you stupid fucks!. My overall rating was less than 5000 (about 3775) and I'm not in the mood to increase it through tedious exploration or co-op at this point.

POSSIBLE SPOILERS BELOW














There are three branches at the end of the game. You have 3 choices that could result in 17 (?) endings. Fuck this. The ending I got was complete shit. Thankfully the game autosaves shortly before said decision, but getting back to said decision still takes some slow moving game play.












Super Spoilers Below




















Spoiler Spoiler Spoiler

-The romance dialogue is sappy at best, and for my play through they were useless given someone in the relation either died or transformed. There wasn't nearly enough love interest stuff in the main story to make falling in love interesting, nor was their an imagined continuation of said story line in my ending.





I'm fine with a sad ending, it typically makes the game or movie more memorable. But at the end of this trilogy, you're left not knowing a lot and feeling as though your actions throughout the other games were pointless.

If you want to make a point about predestination, don't do it over 90 hours of game time (all three games) you stupid fucking shit heads! While making the gamer feel like they have a drastic difference in the outcome!

We don't play games to mirror real life. Give us endings that makes us happy as gamers and make us feel accomplished as the character.





MAJOR SPOILER


My Shepard became one with both synthetic and organic beings. He no longer existed after the final mission, at least not in his current form, yet I'm placed back on the Normandy to further his legacy... What the fuck... It's possible I missed something and he continued to exist in his current form, but did not see the game suggest that to me. If that were the case I should have had a cut-scene  at the end showing Shep and his love interest at the end.













Conclusion: Spoiler free

You fucked me Bioware, just like Cartman's mom raped him in Best Buy. I invested years into this series only for you to make terrible story decisions. How about you don't give us 17 fucking endings in the next game, UNLESS they actually differ drastically based on our previous decisions. How about you also give us some happy endings along with the depressing ones that make us feel like we wasted our free time on your IP.

Ultimately, the endings I have had thus far are disappointing at best. And to get different ones on my own, I have to begin ME2 on PS3 all over again.

The game was enjoyable until I reached it's conclusion. By the end I felt annoyed and ripped off.

I'm trading in ME 3 tomorrow to get decent money back, and will watch the other possible endings on youtube.

Have I mentioned how annoyed I am at Bioware yet.

NOT TO MENTION DAY 1 DLC! I hope Bioware chokes to death on a giant Reaper dick.

/End rant (review)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 16, 2012, 12:31:10 AM
But looting is so boring in AC, you have to wait a few seconds before you receive whatever you're looting!
...Seconds well spent in anticipation of maybe getting something shiney.  :D

You're way more patient than I.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on March 16, 2012, 01:45:31 AM
Think Anarchy I don't know if you have played and completed Red Dead Redemption but if so what did you make of that ending, just so I can balance out your opinion of the Mass Effect 3 ending.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 16, 2012, 02:06:18 AM
Think Anarchy I don't know if you have played and completed Red Dead Redemption but if so what did you make of that ending, just so I can balance out your opinion of the Mass Effect 3 ending.

I thought the Red Dead Redemption ending was good. It was emotional and left a logical explanation for continuation of the core gameplay.

For those who have not played RDR; Do Not Read Below



















The fact the main character died did not bother me because I was left with his offspring. Granted it was emotionally troubling to lose the character I had been playing as, but the story (from what I remember) prepared me for such a dreadful outcome.

The Mass Effect Universe and their games, have led us to believe our choices matter. The fact so few choices seemed to play into the final battle is why I'm so angry and disenfranchised.

With ME, given the time we invested in it, we should easily be able to get the best outcome... hell there should be several great outcomes that completely close out the love interest as well as what became of your crew.

On a side note, the movie "Gone Baby Gone," is terrible in my eyes. I absolutely despised the ending. Leading up to the ending I would have rated the movie an 8/10, after seeing the ending I rate it a 4/10. Personally, endings have the potential to completely ruin my previous enjoyment.

I don't mind depressing endings, but not when I'm being told to expect the ability to control the outcome.

I'm certain there will be DLC to fill in these post-final-mission plot points, but I view that as unacceptable.
















SPOILERS BELOW

The fact my Shepard no longer exists in his previous form, means continuation of game play is illogical.  



Edit: for short answer to question.

I liked RDR's ending because it felt like the logical conclusion to the story. Rockstar also did a great job of balancing the players emotional ties to the character. It wasn't an "all or nothing" scenario. With my initial ending, there was no closure for my love interests, and they were a completely useless story arch.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on March 16, 2012, 03:29:06 PM

Well apparently SOMEBODY decided to play the troll, AND make a few extra tons of money with ME3... >:(
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on March 16, 2012, 03:40:52 PM
You're way more patient than I.
Yes, Asmos are known for their patient and thorough looting.  :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 16, 2012, 06:22:48 PM

Well apparently SOMEBODY decided to play the troll, AND make a few extra tons of money with ME3... >:(

Well, I've calmed down a bit since finishing the game yesterday. I just really needed to vent somewhere about it. And the internet is better than ranting and raving in front of people I like being my personal friends.

I don't doubt the validity of that video, and would have been surprised if they didn't release more DLC. I'm still annoyed the released day one DLC From Ashes. It was a very important character side mission that filled in a big part of the story up until this point. The only reason I bought it was because I had extra money on my gamestop card.

It's just annoying such a good series left such a negative taste in my mouth after completing my first ending. I'm going to try out the next branch in the ending this weekend to see if it is at least better, but I'm not optimistic given how other people have been so disappointed by the endings they got.
Regardless, Bioware is now in my mental list of game companies to avoid for a while. I will happily purchase their games in the future once they release the GOTY with DLC included. 

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on March 17, 2012, 12:37:45 AM

Well apparently SOMEBODY decided to play the troll, AND make a few extra tons of money with ME3... >:(

Well, I've calmed down a bit since finishing the game yesterday. I just really needed to vent somewhere about it. And the internet is better than ranting and raving in front of people I like being my personal friends.

I don't doubt the validity of that video, and would have been surprised if they didn't release more DLC. I'm still annoyed the released day one DLC From Ashes. It was a very important character side mission that filled in a big part of the story up until this point. The only reason I bought it was because I had extra money on my gamestop card.

It's just annoying such a good series left such a negative taste in my mouth after completing my first ending. I'm going to try out the next branch in the ending this weekend to see if it is at least better, but I'm not optimistic given how other people have been so disappointed by the endings they got.
Regardless, Bioware is now in my mental list of game companies to avoid for a while. I will happily purchase their games in the future once they release the GOTY with DLC included.

I was also foaming a little about the Day 1 DLC stunt, even though I went ahead and bought the Collector's Edition (well the N7-patch was nice, and all extra guns are appreciated, though to me the greatest case for purchase was, as usual, the soundtrack. What can I say, I love music ;D ), but it is still an almost sadistic dick move to do both that and move the ending to a DLC. Especially when its the last part of a trilogy that has had such an amazing quality since the beginning. :-\

And personally, if I blame anyone, my finger is pointing at EA, though I doubt that BioWare is completely blameless. I have never trusted EA for some reason, and stunts like this certainly do not raise its status on my list of good, reliable companies...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 17, 2012, 02:04:09 AM

Well apparently SOMEBODY decided to play the troll, AND make a few extra tons of money with ME3... >:(

Well, I've calmed down a bit since finishing the game yesterday. I just really needed to vent somewhere about it. And the internet is better than ranting and raving in front of people I like being my personal friends.

I don't doubt the validity of that video, and would have been surprised if they didn't release more DLC. I'm still annoyed the released day one DLC From Ashes. It was a very important character side mission that filled in a big part of the story up until this point. The only reason I bought it was because I had extra money on my gamestop card.

It's just annoying such a good series left such a negative taste in my mouth after completing my first ending. I'm going to try out the next branch in the ending this weekend to see if it is at least better, but I'm not optimistic given how other people have been so disappointed by the endings they got.
Regardless, Bioware is now in my mental list of game companies to avoid for a while. I will happily purchase their games in the future once they release the GOTY with DLC included.

I was also foaming a little about the Day 1 DLC stunt, even though I went ahead and bought the Collector's Edition (well the N7-patch was nice, and all extra guns are appreciated, though to me the greatest case for purchase was, as usual, the soundtrack. What can I say, I love music ;D ), but it is still an almost sadistic dick move to do both that and move the ending to a DLC. Especially when its the last part of a trilogy that has had such an amazing quality since the beginning. :-\

And personally, if I blame anyone, my finger is pointing at EA, though I doubt that BioWare is completely blameless. I have never trusted EA for some reason, and stunts like this certainly do not raise its status on my list of good, reliable companies...

I agree most of the blame is likely with EA. I have disliked EA for a while now, and game publishers in general. Publishers seem to put to much emphasis on release dates. I know ME 3 was initially scheduled to be released in 2011, and got pushed back to Q1 2112, but from what I played, there was still a lot of work left to be done. Part of the blame lies in the consumer, but as a company you have to balance the outrage. Game companies and publishers tend not to do that. There are many things I could pin point as being bad, like "X" on the PS3 being the button for running, ducking behind cover, jumping over gaps, jumping over cover, rolling... and I think I might be forgetting one or two things. The lip syncing was terrible in places, and the PS3 still suffers from dialogue being being cut off partially or entirely. That is coupled with some frame rate issues in certain areas of the Citidel and occasionally in battle.

These things didn't bother me though, possibly because I was desensitized by Bethesda's piss poor attempt of porting Skyrim to PS3.


I agree that most of these problems, including DLC are a result of the publisher, but I certainly don't hold Bioware free of blame. As a gamer, I'm personally fine with sub-par graphics. I can tolerate poor lip syncing. I can even tolerate a bad ending.

I can't however tolerate a company advertising the amount of choice in there series only to have said choices equal nothing... I think that is my main problem with ME3. They did a decent job throughout showing how our previous choices played into the outcome... but than came the outcome, and none of our choices seemed to matter...

I also hate the children in the gaming community who scream for MP or Co-op in every single game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on March 17, 2012, 03:09:39 PM

I also hate the children in the gaming community who scream for MP or Co-op in every single game.


+1000000

Multiplayer when its done well is fantastic, the new SSX implementation of multiplayer is great and is a type of multiplayer I can fully get behind as is the same with Mirrors Edge use of online multiplayer. But I am sick of games which are heavily single player focused which then have a half arsed multiplayer feature tacked on when that money could have been spent on refining the game and making a much more engaging experience.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 17, 2012, 04:10:59 PM

I also hate the children in the gaming community who scream for MP or Co-op in every single game.


+1000000

Multiplayer when its done well is fantastic, the new SSX implementation of multiplayer is great and is a type of multiplayer I can fully get behind as is the same with Mirrors Edge use of online multiplayer. But I am sick of games which are heavily single player focused which then have a half arsed multiplayer feature tacked on when that money could have been spent on refining the game and making a much more engaging experience.

Or they could leave part of the MP or Co-op to independent programmers and modders, which is something I wish Valve had done with Portal 2...there are too few maps.

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on March 18, 2012, 12:04:24 AM
Just to get the last word on publishers and DLCs....

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fv.cdn.cad-comic.com%2Fcomics%2Fcad-20120312-a23d2.png&hash=30fba78c83a01972bacf2c95bdfe38809a12cc05)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Augustus on March 21, 2012, 01:12:31 PM
I just bought Journey off PSN and cant wait, apparently its an amazing experience :) Waiting for it to download at the moment though (Damn UK internet speeds).

Lately i'm trying to have a more refined taste in games, I've never really enjoyed COD or anything. At the moment i'm saving up for: Dark Souls, Ico Collection HD and Bastion :D My Current favorite game series has to be AC, although i do love strong story driven games (RDR, LA Noire, Skyrim ect).

Whist i do prefer a PS3 to a 360, i'm no PS3 Fanboy. If i wasn't a student i would have a gaming PC instead :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on March 21, 2012, 01:36:47 PM
I just bought Journey off PSN and cant wait, apparently its an amazing experience :) Waiting for it to download at the moment though (Damn UK internet speeds).

Lately i'm trying to have a more refined taste in games, I've never really enjoyed COD or anything. At the moment i'm saving up for: Dark Souls, Ico Collection HD and Bastion :D My Current favorite game series has to be AC, although i do love strong story driven games (RDR, LA Noire, Skyrim ect).

Whist i do prefer a PS3 to a 360, i'm no PS3 Fanboy. If i wasn't a student i would have a gaming PC instead :)

I am really tempted to get a PS3 for that game but I don't think I can justify the expense for a single game, maybe when Ni No Kuni, The last guardian, and KARA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-pF56-ZYkY) are released I will get one.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Augustus on March 21, 2012, 02:08:54 PM
I am really tempted to get a PS3 for that game but I don't think I can justify the expense for a single game, maybe when Ni No Kuni, The last guardian, and KARA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-pF56-ZYkY) are released I will get one.

Get it for the Ico Collection HD aswell, Shadow of the Colossus is an amazing game, as is Ico. The Uncharted games are pretty good also and Demon Souls is amazing, also God of War 3 if you want to brutally murder your way through the Greek Parthenon ;). The PS3 doesn't have that many exclusives but out of what there is most are pretty good :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 21, 2012, 05:29:09 PM
I have been thinking about getting it, but it will depend on the price. I think it is only like a 3 hour game, so if the price is about 5.99 I'll buy it. If not I will wait for it to go on sale. I have heard only good things about Journey though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Augustus on March 21, 2012, 09:01:53 PM
I have been thinking about getting it, but it will depend on the price. I think it is only like a 3 hour game, so if the price is about 5.99 I'll buy it. If not I will wait for it to go on sale. I have heard only good things about Journey though.

I've started playing and believe me its amazing, its odd how you can bond to a player without even being able to properly communicate with them.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 21, 2012, 10:22:48 PM
I have been thinking about getting it, but it will depend on the price. I think it is only like a 3 hour game, so if the price is about 5.99 I'll buy it. If not I will wait for it to go on sale. I have heard only good things about Journey though.

I've started playing and believe me its amazing, its odd how you can bond to a player without even being able to properly communicate with them.

I still plan on playing it, but I checked the price, and I simply can't value the game at that price. After I play it I may think differently, but I think i will still old out for a sale. I went ahead and picked ICO HD up, per your recommendation, while running errands today. I never played it on the PS2 and I have heard others rave about it in the past, so I decided I would give that a try for now.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Augustus on March 22, 2012, 07:27:55 AM
I have been thinking about getting it, but it will depend on the price. I think it is only like a 3 hour game, so if the price is about 5.99 I'll buy it. If not I will wait for it to go on sale. I have heard only good things about Journey though.

I've started playing and believe me its amazing, its odd how you can bond to a player without even being able to properly communicate with them.

I still plan on playing it, but I checked the price, and I simply can't value the game at that price. After I play it I may think differently, but I think i will still old out for a sale. I went ahead and picked ICO HD up, per your recommendation, while running errands today. I never played it on the PS2 and I have heard others rave about it in the past, so I decided I would give that a try for now.

Ah it would be nice to hear your thoughts on it, Colossus is brilliant at evoking a sense of loneliness so don't be too surprised if you get really attached to your horse :D

I’m thinking of setting up a HAF Minecraft server. Would anyone be interested in that.

I would be, as soon as i get some money to buy a copy of Minecraft :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 22, 2012, 05:15:32 PM

Ah it would be nice to hear your thoughts on it, Colossus is brilliant at evoking a sense of loneliness so don't be too surprised if you get really attached to your horse :D

Well, I started with ICO last night and got about an hour in. I will say the camera is very jarring, and even annoying. As I have played I've gotten better at controlling it, but I still don't like it. I do enjoy the atmosphere of the game though, and the interesting emotional appeal of seeing the little girl being dragged behind you. The mechanics seem very simple, but overall the game is fun. Unfortunately I had to learn the hard way to hold her hand as often as possible. She seems to disappear when ever you walk through a loading area with out her connected to the protagonist.

I will let you know my thoughts on Shadows when I try that one.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Augustus on March 22, 2012, 05:25:46 PM

Ah it would be nice to hear your thoughts on it, Colossus is brilliant at evoking a sense of loneliness so don't be too surprised if you get really attached to your horse :D

Well, I started with ICO last night and got about an hour in. I will say the camera is very jarring, and even annoying. As I have played I've gotten better at controlling it, but I still don't like it. I do enjoy the atmosphere of the game though, and the interesting emotional appeal of seeing the little girl being dragged behind you. The mechanics seem very simple, but overall the game is fun. Unfortunately I had to learn the hard way to hold her hand as often as possible. She seems to disappear when ever you walk through a loading area with out her connected to the protagonist.

I will let you know my thoughts on Shadows when I try that one.

Yeah its a shame they didn't make the camera smoother or anything when they HD-ified the games.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 23, 2012, 07:04:19 PM
Mass Effect 3 to get new ending.
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/122/1221273p1.html

It's nice to see them taking the time to make their fans happy. I might re-buy the games after a price drop, if they actually differentiate the endings a bit more, which I imagine would be a result of more closure.
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He added that "the reaction to the release of Mass Effect 3 has been unprecedented. On one hand, some of our loyal fans are passionately expressing their displeasure about how their game concluded; we care about this feedback, and we're planning to directly address it."

Muzyka concluded by reminding fans that BioWare is listening, and that fans should "trust that we are doing our damndest, as always, to address your feedback."

No additional details about the new content have been revealed. We reached out to BioWare and a spokesperson reiterated that "we will be able to share more in April."
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 23, 2012, 07:07:29 PM
I don't play Mass Effect, but at least it shows that they're trying to fix things. The same happened with the Witcher, didn't go through a beta stage (I think), had loads of problems and bugs but the developers gave everyone who bought it a free upgrade to a deluxe version. 
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Augustus on March 23, 2012, 07:08:48 PM
I can see them trying to monetize the new ending to be honest..
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 23, 2012, 07:14:58 PM
I would hope they would release the ending(s) updated free to those who already purchased the game. If it free, or how much to charge would be up to EA though, so I'm not optimistic of the ending(s) being free. I think they only said one ending in the article, but I imagine for closure, they would have to change them up depending on who you romanced, who you kept alive, etc.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on March 23, 2012, 08:07:22 PM
I can see them trying to monetize the new ending to be honest..

Actually, after reading this article, I'm inclined to agree with you fully.

http://www.geekosystem.com/mass-effect-3-ending-changes/

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Bioware cofounder Ray Muzyka has announced that the Mass Effect 3 team is now working on “a number of game content initiatives that will help answer the questions” so many fans complained about having.

It makes me think they are planning to tie up the loose ends through DLC, rather than gives us different choices in endings. The news is still very vague, so this is simply speculation, but it seems like the most probable outcome. Post-endgame DLC is unacceptable in my eyes, seeing as my game can't logically continue after the final cutscene. I hope they choose to release new endings that incorporate the closure of everything in the finale.

Regardless, I want closure with Miranda, and the other races. I will hold out judgement until the new content is released, since all I can do now is speculate.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hector Valdez on March 23, 2012, 08:45:33 PM
Well, there's always slash-I mean, fanfiction.

Video games are all the same these days. A real logical challenge is Baduk, the first, and still best game, ever made.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 26, 2012, 01:51:16 AM
Baduk looks like a difficult game to play. I'm more of a bejeweled person myself.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hector Valdez on March 26, 2012, 04:08:41 AM
Nah, it's not difficult. You just find some other newb and have fun placing the stones randomly around the board while exchanging toasts to His Noodleness over cups 'o hot joe. If you want to get stronger, you can, but it's fun just for the pretty shapes, too.(Although, I should mention that once you understand the elementary concept of "atari", the urge to get stronger will become so strong as to pull you into a black hole of endless gaming, problems of life and death, and speed-baduk/hoping to win on time just to further your rank. The game is actually classified as a controlled substance in Canada. Those pussies.   :D)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 26, 2012, 09:54:23 PM
Looks like awesome fun. ;D I know I wouldn't be too good at it though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Hector Valdez on March 26, 2012, 10:11:22 PM
Don't worry about that. No one is.  ;D

(It is a widely held belief in the Baduk community that if you are not a professional 9dan(the strongest rankK), then you know nothing about the game. I most definitely agree.)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on April 07, 2012, 03:26:15 AM
Well. they have now officially announced the ultimate fate of Mass Effect 3, and in my case, the ME and EA related franchises in general.

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BioWare, a Label of Electronic Arts Inc. announced Mass Effect™ 3: Extended Cut, a downloadable content pack that will expand upon the events at the end of the critically acclaimed Action RPG. Through additional cinematic sequences and epilogue scenes, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will give fans seeking further clarity to the ending of Mass Effect 3 deeper insights into how their personal journey concludes. Coming this summer, the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut will be available for download on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC for no extra charge*.

"We are all incredibly proud of Mass Effect 3 and the work done by Casey Hudson and team," said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder of BioWare and General Manager of EA's BioWare Label. "Since launch, we have had time to listen to the feedback from our most passionate fans and we are responding. With the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut we think we have struck a good balance in delivering the answers players are looking for while maintaining the team's artistic vision for the end of this story arc in the Mass Effect universe."

Casey Hudson, Executive Producer of the Mass Effect series added, "We have reprioritized our post-launch development efforts to provide the fans who want more closure with even more context and clarity to the ending of the game, in a way that will feel more personalized for each player."

The Mass Effect franchise is one of the most highly decorated series in the history of games, having earned over 250 awards from critics around the world. Mass Effect 3 launched last month to universal critical acclaim, receiving over 75 perfect scores. For more information on Mass Effect 3, please visit http://masseffect.com, follow the game on Twitter at http://twitter.com/masseffect or "like" the game on Facebook at http://facebook.com/masseffect. Press assets for Mass Effect 3 are available at www.info.ea.com.

http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=662095
http://blog.bioware.com/2012/04/05/mass-effect-3-extended-cut/

Are they. Fucking. Kidding me. An "Extended cut" of the ending, without actaully adressing any of the issues that the fans (myself included) were nigh raging about!?

I was one of those who really believed in the so called "Indoctrination Theory", which would have explained everything. Basically, according to the theory, ComShep was actually going through an hallucination, in which he was not fighting the Reaper indoctrination (think about it, how many times has Shep been near or in contact with Reaper Tech? And at the end of the "Arrival" DLC for ME2,*SPOILER, SPOILER* he gets knocked out by a Reaper device that has indoctrinated an entire Alliance facility*SPOILER, SPOILER*). And if you made certain choice, and had 8000+ war assets, you would get a short cut scene where Shep is lying under a pile of rubble, but then loudly inhales, which would suggest that he never got to the Crucible. He is still on Earth, and the battle is still not over! How awesome twist would that be, Shep has not only beaten Reapers physically left, right and center, but now also beaten their inevitable, irreversible indoctrination, arguable one of the most terrifying weapons in Reaper arsenal! Now all that is left, is to put badass mode on the overdrive, deploy the Crucible for real and put some real fear into those damned Reapers before incinerating them into space dust! The most epic space saga, ever!

But no. Instead of that, we get an "extension" to the existing "ending". No changes, now or later, promises of future DLCs and that's it.

Yeah, EA deserves its award as the worst company in America, and so much more.

http://consumerist.com/2012/04/congratulations-ea-you-are-the-worst-company-in-america-for-2012.html

In my own words: I wanted an ending to the epic tale of Commander Shepard, not a "stay tuned for extra ripoff DLC & Mass Effect 4" commercial!

P.S: Sorry for the rant guys, but stuff like this just infuriates me to no end. Not only was EA/BioWare sitting on a potential future gold mine(s) and full pardon almost every ME-fan, they have taken and sawed off both of their arms and legs, and blinded themselves with a spoon.

Yeah, I'll just shut up now and go to sleep. I'll still finish ME3 on Insanity, I enjoy the game too much (note; I do not count the last 10 minutes as part of the game....)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on April 07, 2012, 04:07:10 AM
Are they. Fucking. Kidding me. An "Extended cut" of the ending, without actaully adressing any of the issues that the fans (myself included) were nigh raging about!?

I was one of those who really believed in the so called "Indoctrination Theory", which would have explained everything. Basically, according to the theory, ComShep was actually going through an hallucination, in which he was not fighting the Reaper indoctrination (think about it, how many times has Shep been near or in contact with Reaper Tech? And at the end of the "Arrival" DLC for ME2,*SPOILER, SPOILER* he gets knocked out by a Reaper device that has indoctrinated an entire Alliance facility*SPOILER, SPOILER*). And if you made certain choice, and had 8000+ war assets, you would get a short cut scene where Shep is lying under a pile of rubble, but then loudly inhales, which would suggest that he never got to the Crucible. He is still on Earth, and the battle is still not over! How awesome twist would that be, Shep has not only beaten Reapers physically left, right and center, but now also beaten their inevitable, irreversible indoctrination, arguable one of the most terrifying weapons in Reaper arsenal! Now all that is left, is to put badass mode on the overdrive, deploy the Crucible for real and put some real fear into those damned Reapers before incinerating them into space dust! The most epic space saga, ever!

But no. Instead of that, we get an "extension" to the existing "ending". No changes, now or later, promises of future DLCs and that's it.

Yeah, EA deserves its award as the worst company in America, and so much more.

http://consumerist.com/2012/04/congratulations-ea-you-are-the-worst-company-in-america-for-2012.html

In my own words: I wanted an ending to the epic tale of Commander Shepard, not a "stay tuned for extra ripoff DLC & Mass Effect 4" commercial!

P.S: Sorry for the rant guys, but stuff like this just infuriates me to no end. Not only was EA/BioWare sitting on a potential future gold mine(s) and full pardon almost every ME-fan, they have taken and sawed off both of their arms and legs, and blinded themselves with a spoon.

Yeah, I'll just shut up now and go to sleep. I'll still finish ME3 on Insanity, I enjoy the game too much (note; I do not count the last 10 minutes as part of the game....)

For me, it was more that all the endings were essentially the same. I was extremely annoyed that my romance options meant squat by the end and despite playing renegade, I got the same exact endings as paragon players. I would have been happy with a few drastic differences in endings based upon you're characters reputation, but I don't even think that carried over into ME3.

I traded my copy in already, and don't plan on ever replaying the series again. I will watch the epilogue on youtube once it's released though.

And EA has sucked monkey dick for a few years now.  :'(
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Amicale on April 07, 2012, 04:15:09 AM
You guys are going to laugh hysterically at me, but when I was a teenager I played Doom, Quake, and I've always had a fondness for the Civilization series. What do I play now? Wii games, internet flash games, the odd PS1/PS2 game when I visit a friend, and I'd play any sort of word game I could find online, like say Literati (sorta like scrabble).  :D

Eh, what can I say... I get busy with other stuff. And with a 4 year old, it's hard to find the time/ability to seriously play much of anything. Heck, I know I probably seem like I post too much on HAF, but whenever I do I always have 2 or 3 work projects on the go too. And maybe an internet flash game.  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Jimmy on April 07, 2012, 04:34:36 AM
You guys are going to laugh hysterically at me, but when I was a teenager I played Doom, Quake, and I've always had a fondness for the Civilization series. What do I play now? Wii games, internet flash games, the odd PS1/PS2 game when I visit a friend, and I'd play any sort of word game I could find online, like say Literati (sorta like scrabble).  :D

Eh, what can I say... I get busy with other stuff. And with a 4 year old, it's hard to find the time/ability to seriously play much of anything. Heck, I know I probably seem like I post too much on HAF, but whenever I do I always have 2 or 3 work projects on the go too. And maybe an internet flash game.  ;D

Don't worry, won't laugh at you; just with you :) BIG Doom fan here!!! Have you played Doom3? It is wicked awesome!!! I don't play it so much now because it would scare the living CRAP out of my kids :o

Anyways we play LOTS of Wii because it is kid friendly. My daughter made sure I earned ALL of the Mario Kart's drivers and kart....that took a while..lol. You know that you've played WAY TOO MUCH Mario Kart when you're driving down the road and are ITCHING to jump your car into a turbo boost!!

THEN she FORCED me(against my will ;) ) to get ALL the 120 stars on Mario Galaxy(fun game, really) and now we're working our way through the entire game again, this time as Luigi, to get ONE "secret" star :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on April 07, 2012, 04:35:25 AM
You guys are going to laugh hysterically at me, but when I was a teenager I played Doom, Quake, and I've always had a fondness for the Civilization series. What do I play now? Wii games, internet flash games, the odd PS1/PS2 game when I visit a friend, and I'd play any sort of word game I could find online, like say Literati (sorta like scrabble).  :D

Eh, what can I say... I get busy with other stuff. And with a 4 year old, it's hard to find the time/ability to seriously play much of anything. Heck, I know I probably seem like I post too much on HAF, but whenever I do I always have 2 or 3 work projects on the go too. And maybe an internet flash game.  ;D

It isn't that odd. I have a ps3 with amazing games, but I put more hours into Hanging with Friends on the ipod than most other games.

If you haven't already discovered this game; it's one of my favorite games free online.

http://www.addictinggames.com/sports-games/curveball.jsp
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 07, 2012, 06:47:36 AM
You guys are going to laugh hysterically at me, but when I was a teenager I played Doom, Quake, and I've always had a fondness for the Civilization series. What do I play now? Wii games, internet flash games, the odd PS1/PS2 game when I visit a friend, and I'd play any sort of word game I could find online, like say Literati (sorta like scrabble).  :D

Eh, what can I say... I get busy with other stuff. And with a 4 year old, it's hard to find the time/ability to seriously play much of anything. Heck, I know I probably seem like I post too much on HAF, but whenever I do I always have 2 or 3 work projects on the go too. And maybe an internet flash game.  ;D

I count Doom 2 as the first computer game I've ever played! ;D My dad bought it, didn't really get round to playing it much and left it installed ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: el_presidente on April 07, 2012, 07:12:08 AM
PC for me.  Lots of Civ 5 and Left 4 Dead lately.

Tempted to go all nostalgic and reload MOO and Star Control 2 (the original SC2, thank you very much).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Firebird on April 09, 2012, 10:32:33 PM
Steam had Bioshock 2 available for $5 a couple of weeks ago, so I took the plunge and downloaded it. While I don't see all that much different from the first one, that's fine; the first one was great. I'll probably splurge for Batman: Arkham City at some point soon since I've always had a thing for the dark knight.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: el_presidente on April 12, 2012, 04:44:31 AM
Been playing a lot of l4d 2 lately... in between studytime and more studytime.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on April 12, 2012, 05:25:07 AM
I think i'm going to replay MGS: Sons of Liberty as a big LOL for Patriot's day.
Oh, Raiden~ <3

I never tire of replaying that game.
Title: Any Final Fantasy fans?
Post by: NewStudent201 on April 17, 2012, 03:33:28 PM
Anyone at all? I love this game. I like watching HCBaily's "Let's Play Final Fantasy" series :D

Final Fantasy thread--

GO!
Title: Re: Any Final Fantasy fans?
Post by: Tank on April 17, 2012, 03:48:18 PM
Final Fantasy thread--

MERGED!  ;D
Title: Re: Any Final Fantasy fans?
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on April 17, 2012, 06:51:39 PM
Anyone at all? I love this game. I like watching HCBaily's "Let's Play Final Fantasy" series :D

Final Fantasy thread--

GO!

I used to be, but have not enjoyed or been able to complete a FF game since FFX. I will play again when they release FFX HD.  :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on April 17, 2012, 10:40:13 PM
Once upon a time I did play FFX, as my friend had it, but I never completed it. Never got the hang of the level up system either.... :-\

In other news, It juuuuust might be that ME3 still has some hope. Or maybe not. There's been some tweets that I've seen float around in the BioWare forums where the team members have said the indoctrination "theory" might not be so dead. But that's about as much as they will budge, as they refuse to give any hints about anything else. However, the "Ectended cut" ending will be free. That's at least something....

I WANT TO RIP HARBINGER APART ONE BOLT AT A TIME, DAMN IT!!! FOR CHAR....errrr....I mean....For Earth?
(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi4.ifrm.com%2Fhtml%2Femoticons%2Fninja.gif&hash=fa38934a89f8073fc427cc6d52ecef24064a1a45)

And I actually did finish the game on Insanity. Not as hard as I might have thought, but damn those Banshees....and it's bloody impossible to get the "Master and Commander" achievement or the "secret" add to the ending. 4000 Effective Military resources is just too much without multiplayer :-\
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Willow on April 18, 2012, 08:36:31 PM
I'm completely hook on Minecraft at the mo.  I'm on a small friendly adult only server, let me know if you're interested.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 22, 2012, 08:52:32 PM
I just bought the Mount and Blade collection on sale (Steam). Very addicting game, a mix between action and RPG. That whole character and warband skill development thing is guaranteed to make me spend many hours playing ::) 
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Amicale on April 22, 2012, 09:03:07 PM
I've just discovered that because my best buddy just purchased Civ 5, I'll be welcome over to play it anytime I'd like. Not that I'll have much time, but I'll make some. Score!  ;D And when the Civ 5 expansion pack, Gods&Kings comes out, I'll get it for him for his birthday because it looks SWEET:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilization_V:_Gods_%26_Kings



Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on April 22, 2012, 09:36:05 PM
I've just discovered that because my best buddy just purchased Civ 5, I'll be welcome over to play it anytime I'd like. Not that I'll have much time, but I'll make some. Score!  ;D And when the Civ 5 expansion pack, Gods&Kings comes out, I'll get it for him for his birthday because it looks SWEET:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilization_V:_Gods_%26_Kings

So you will basically become a permanent addition to his PC, that game sucks up a ridiculous amount of time. I was playing it a while back I started about 6 in the evening, next thing I know its light outside.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Jimmy on April 23, 2012, 02:54:07 PM
My daughter did excellent on her third quarter report card, so she was able to "pick" a video game for the Wii. She went with Mario Galaxy 2 and I had absolutely NO influence on this decision  ;)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tank on April 23, 2012, 04:19:00 PM
My daughter did excellent on her third quarter report card, so she was able to "pick" a video game for the Wii. She went with Mario Galaxy 2 and I had absolutely NO influence on this decision  ;)
No! You just picked it off the shelf and paid for it!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Jimmy on April 23, 2012, 04:22:16 PM
My daughter did excellent on her third quarter report card, so she was able to "pick" a video game for the Wii. She went with Mario Galaxy 2 and I had absolutely NO influence on this decision  ;)
No! You just picked it off the shelf and paid for it!

sounds about right  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Tank on April 23, 2012, 04:27:29 PM
My daughter did excellent on her third quarter report card, so she was able to "pick" a video game for the Wii. She went with Mario Galaxy 2 and I had absolutely NO influence on this decision  ;)
No! You just picked it off the shelf and paid for it!

sounds about right  ;D
Typical dad! Thought so  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on May 09, 2012, 04:09:47 PM
The word "gamer" pisses me off.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Amicale on May 09, 2012, 09:30:20 PM
The word "gamer" pisses me off.

Hmm. Why? :)

Personally I think it's odd that the word "gamer" excludes any other sort of game that isn't a video game, but aside from that, I'd be curious about your thoughts on it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on May 09, 2012, 10:37:00 PM
The word "gamer" pisses me off.

Hmm. Why? :)

Personally I think it's odd that the word "gamer" excludes any other sort of game that isn't a video game, but aside from that, I'd be curious about your thoughts on it.

Simply because video games are a form of entertainment, its not like there is a definition for people who do and don't read books, or watch tv and movies. I play computer games to unwind and relax exactly the same as I would if I was enjoying a novel or a TV series. These days I would be surprised if there were people under the age of 40 who don't play some sort of digital interactive game, with the popularity of pick up and play games like Angry Birds, Draw Something, Farmville, Words with Friends, and the Wii. Then if you also look at the figures of sales from the Call of Duty series that has grossed more money than any other form of entertainment, that happened 3 years ago and each Call of Duty release since has broken that record. Its not a niche product any more like it was back in the day of the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 so why still use the term. And that's not even looking at the impact the industry has to various economies.

I also dislike the geeky culture that surrounds the term, but that's not really why I dislike the term though. Each to there own.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: ThinkAnarchy on May 09, 2012, 10:51:45 PM
^^^ I'm going to start calling myself a "booker."  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Amicale on May 09, 2012, 11:36:22 PM
Crow - OK, thanks for explaining. I understand what you're saying about it not being a niche market anymore. With the rise in popularity of the easy-access games you mentioned (ie, Angry Birds), I've noticed less people referring to themselves just as gamers. The term seems to have reached its height in the late 90s/early part of the last decade. Ten years ago, none of the smartphones, Wii systems etc existed, so people who were 'gamers' really did have to go out of their way to actually be one.

Although when it comes to having terminology for people who read books, watch TV, and go to movies... I always thought it was reader, TV watcher/addict, movie-goer/movie-lover/film buff, etc.  :)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Amicale on May 09, 2012, 11:37:59 PM
^^^ I'm going to start calling myself a "booker."  :D

 :D the scary thing is that 'Nooker' and 'Kindler' have come into common parlance for those who use the e-readers. Not to de-rail the game thread, though.  ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 15, 2012, 03:40:40 PM
(btw, if anyone's playing Diablo III today... I'm King Leoric's voice ;-)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on May 15, 2012, 04:47:41 PM
(btw, if anyone's playing Diablo III today... I'm King Leoric's voice ;-)

Nice one! I was going to buy it today but darn pesky work has ruined those plans, I will have to wait till Thursday until I can have a listen.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 15, 2012, 04:57:40 PM
(btw, if anyone's playing Diablo III today... I'm King Leoric's voice ;-)

Nice one! I was going to buy it today but darn pesky work has ruined those plans, I will have to wait till Thursday until I can have a listen.

Lemme know what you think when you have a few spare weeks to play (sounds addictive!)

I've actually only heard the Skeleton King's voice so far.
Hoping some fan posts a YouTube of Leoric...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on May 22, 2012, 11:11:04 PM
(btw, if anyone's playing Diablo III today... I'm King Leoric's voice ;-)

Nice one! I was going to buy it today but darn pesky work has ruined those plans, I will have to wait till Thursday until I can have a listen.

Lemme know what you think when you have a few spare weeks to play (sounds addictive!)

I've actually only heard the Skeleton King's voice so far.
Hoping some fan posts a YouTube of Leoric...


Just heard your voice in the game. Very believable, Blizzard always get there voice actors right.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on May 23, 2012, 12:53:29 AM
Just heard your voice in the game. Very believable, Blizzard always get there voice actors right.

Thanks Crow!
They were very professional and detailed on their direction.

I found a clip of Leoric's diary on YouTube.

Actually forgot a lot of it - I recorded the first session almost 4 years ago!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on June 01, 2012, 12:53:42 AM
https://www.humblebundle.com/

So good!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 01, 2012, 01:00:06 AM
https://www.humblebundle.com/

So good!

Just bought it ;D

Edited to add: I've been curious to play Amnesia: dark descent after people have been saying how scary it is.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on June 01, 2012, 02:39:30 PM
https://www.humblebundle.com/

So good!

Indeed!  I've gotten 3 of the prior bundles - great idea.

Already own Amnesia, otherwise I'd be getting this pack too...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on June 02, 2012, 02:15:42 AM
https://www.humblebundle.com/

So good!

Indeed!  I've gotten 3 of the prior bundles - great idea.

Already own Amnesia, otherwise I'd be getting this pack too...

You should pick up it up just for Bastion, that is some fantastic voice acting. I haven't played Amnesia yet it looks pretty darn scary, I haven't played a horror game since Fatal Frame 2 and I had to stop as that was way too intense for my liking.

On another note I am certainly going to be getting the new Tomb Raider  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol_-QGlwRqc&list=PL014DE1E287C40ABC&index=2&feature=plcp)it looks ace. Just hope it keeps some of the old platforming puzzles which made the originals so good.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 02, 2012, 04:04:49 AM
https://www.humblebundle.com/

So good!

Indeed!  I've gotten 3 of the prior bundles - great idea.

Already own Amnesia, otherwise I'd be getting this pack too...

You should pick up it up just for Bastion, that is some fantastic voice acting. I haven't played Amnesia yet it looks pretty darn scary, I haven't played a horror game since Fatal Frame 2 and I had to stop as that was way too intense for my liking.

On another note I am certainly going to be getting the new Tomb Raider  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol_-QGlwRqc&list=PL014DE1E287C40ABC&index=2&feature=plcp)it looks ace. Just hope it keeps some of the old platforming puzzles which made the originals so good.

Tomb Raider looks awesome. It was always one of the best action games out there, I'm also definitely going to buy it next year.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on June 04, 2012, 03:29:07 PM
Yay E3 starts today. I wonder what will be announced I hope the new consoles from sony and microsoft or something interesting from nintendo, I haven't been that impressed with the WiiU so far, so unless there is something amazing to come from them then this will be the first time since I was a kid that I won't be purchasing a nintendo console.


Edit:

Watch Dogs - Looks amazing.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 05, 2012, 03:14:19 AM
Loved the new AC III trailer as well ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on June 05, 2012, 03:30:48 AM
Loved the new AC III trailer as well ;D

Yeah looked proper good, especially the fighting at sea. I still need to play Revelation I have had it for months and not taken it out of the wrapper.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 05, 2012, 05:14:33 AM
Loved the new AC III trailer as well ;D

Yeah looked proper good, especially the fighting at sea. I still need to play Revelation I have had it for months and not taken it out of the wrapper.

If you decide to play it, I would seriously suggest also getting the new 'Lost Archives' DLC. It's well worth getting because there's a lot of tying of loose ends in that DLC that are really lacking in the base game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 30, 2012, 02:24:34 PM
Steam Summer Sale starting soon? ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on July 01, 2012, 11:54:17 AM
Steam Summer Sale starting soon? ;D

You got any games in mind that you want to get?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on July 01, 2012, 04:41:52 PM
Any Blizzard fans here?

Spent Friday at their HQ - that was a blast!

... and got this cool tee:
(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fus.blizzard.com%2Fstore%2F_images%2Fproduct%3FproductId%3D1100001714%26amp%3Btype%3D3%26amp%3Bloc%3Den-US&hash=7df15a67899423b312ec07ac84f7bca88da43a78)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 01, 2012, 10:59:21 PM
Steam Summer Sale starting soon? ;D

You got any games in mind that you want to get?

Not any in particular now, I'm mostly saving up for AC III's pre-release. It's one of the few games I would pay the full price for. Though you never know, maybe if games like Morrowind have an absurd discount I might pick one up.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 01, 2012, 11:00:26 PM
Any Blizzard fans here?

Spent Friday at their HQ - that was a blast!

... and got this cool tee:
(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fus.blizzard.com%2Fstore%2F_images%2Fproduct%3FproductId%3D1100001714%26amp%3Btype%3D3%26amp%3Bloc%3Den-US&hash=7df15a67899423b312ec07ac84f7bca88da43a78)

A puffy happy sun, puffy happy clouds and a couple of puffy unicorns, not exactly what I had imagined Diablo 3 to be about :D Cool T shirt though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on July 02, 2012, 02:57:59 PM
A puffy happy sun, puffy happy clouds and a couple of puffy unicorns, not exactly what I had imagined Diablo 3 to be about :D Cool T shirt though.

... I think there's a secret level with some happy-peppy stuff (like the secret cow level?)

How's this instead?
(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fus.blizzard.com%2Fstore%2F_images%2Fproduct%3FproductId%3D1100001729%26amp%3Btype%3D3%26amp%3Bloc%3Den-US&hash=7c4f81bf907e0a39ff2c5d3b52b31ad148d08c40)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on July 07, 2012, 10:52:51 PM
Finally got around to playing Assassins Creed: Revelation, can't wait for the AC:3 now.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 08, 2012, 03:21:02 AM
Crow, what took you so long? ;D

Joeactor, yeah, that's exactly more like what I had in mind. Cool night light. Heh, might scare the living sh*t out some people I know.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Wrath on July 09, 2012, 05:05:53 AM
Any Xbox Live users here? I've been shooting it up on Halo: Reach a lot recently, and I totally wet my pants when I saw videos of Halo 4 at E3. Except I didn't wet my pants.

Anyways, add me! My Gamertag is Comptonburger. No, I am not from Compton, and I have never had a hamburger from there either.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Steve Reason on July 09, 2012, 11:17:27 AM
Don't own a console anymore, strictly pc now. I would love to have all the old systems, and the new ones as well, but I can't justify the cost right now, so I upgraded my pc to play most modern games. Right now aside from a couple of Facebook games, I am playing Duke Nukem Forever, Halo, Mass Effect 2 and assorted older games that I have. Will be getting the Orange Half Life box soon, and hope to slowly add some other ones over time since I have a better system now. Can't wait to get Windows 8 since that should let me play Halo 2 for the pc. I never buy games right after they come out. The prices they ask for new titles are not for the casual gamer like me, or the poor person like me either. lol  ;D

But yeah, I do wish I had all those great, not-so-great-graphics games that I used to have back in the day. It's not the passion for me that it once was, but it's still a great time killer.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: The Magic Pudding on July 09, 2012, 12:03:21 PM
Can't wait to get Windows 8 since that should let me play Halo 2 for the pc. I never buy games right after they come out. The prices they ask for new titles are not for the casual gamer like me, or the poor person like me either. lol  ;D

Windows 8 is going to be a cheap $40 for a short while.
I don't like metro interface but I'll probably pick up a licence anyway.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on July 10, 2012, 01:33:50 AM
Crow, what took you so long? ;D

I know! I had the game since the beginning of December as well.

I've been shooting it up on Halo: Reach a lot recently, and I totally wet my pants when I saw videos of Halo 4 at E3. Except I didn't wet my pants.

I haven't played halo since the original but the gameplay demo of Halo 4 has tickled my fancy, it looks like what I wanted out of the Metroid series so I am sold.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Steve Reason on July 12, 2012, 10:59:57 AM
Can't wait to get Windows 8 since that should let me play Halo 2 for the pc. I never buy games right after they come out. The prices they ask for new titles are not for the casual gamer like me, or the poor person like me either. lol  ;D

Windows 8 is going to be a cheap $40 for a short while.
I don't like metro interface but I'll probably pick up a licence anyway.

Yeah that's why I'm buying Windows 8 instead of 7. Windows 7 is like $299 for the full version, or $199 for the upgrade. I'm not really digging the Metro UI either, but at $40 it's kind of a no-brainer. I'll go 3rd party if I really crave the regular UI. I don't even care if that price is only for the upgrade version. No way will I see that price again. I'm really only buying it because XP will no longer be supported down the line, so might as well get what I'm eventually going to have no choice but to buy, plus the newer software that comes out will probably not work on XP machines.
 
Well, I should say that I am looking forward to a more stable and faster Windows, along with finally getting a 64 bit OS. So it's not all about necessity. I just worry about it being buggy and not being able to use my old software.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 13, 2012, 01:33:09 PM
Summer...Sale...On...Steam...


Must...Not...Buy...

Don't...Have....Monies...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 14, 2012, 04:20:02 AM
Can't wait to get Windows 8 since that should let me play Halo 2 for the pc. I never buy games right after they come out. The prices they ask for new titles are not for the casual gamer like me, or the poor person like me either. lol  ;D

Windows 8 is going to be a cheap $40 for a short while.
I don't like metro interface but I'll probably pick up a licence anyway.
$40? Wow, not bad. I'm loving Windows 7 so much though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on July 15, 2012, 05:58:44 PM
Summer...Sale...On...Steam...


Must...Not...Buy...

Don't...Have....Monies...

Got any trading tips?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on July 16, 2012, 10:40:29 AM
Come out with better colors, 3Ds. I want to buy you T__T;;

But I want dark blue, dark green, or silver.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 16, 2012, 06:41:20 PM
Summer...Sale...On...Steam...


Must...Not...Buy...

Don't...Have....Monies...

Got any trading tips?

You could check out the Steam Trading Forums and trading groups to see what people are wanting to trade for, gives you an idea. I would bet on the slightly more expensive and newer games, since many people still want them and can't afford them at the moment for whatever reason. Some might not even be aware of the fact that Steam is having a massive sale right now and so will miss it. If you want to speculate, go for those.

The cheaper games are a bit tricky because a higher percentage of the people who want them will buy them. I've been wanting to get Terraria for instance. Went on sale for $2,50 (75% off) and I bought it. I'm assuming that many others like me would've done the same. If it were a game that generally costs around $50 and is now on sale for $20, it's still a bit more than some people can pay at the moment. When the Steam sale ends, it could probably be traded for a game worth around $40. 

Thing is the prices vary too much on Steam, and there are games which become very popular very quickly only to die out when the next one comes. You might buy a game intent on trading it when everybody wants it, only to find out that after like a week very few do. And to top it off there are loads of people who have had the same idea - buy cheap games and hold onto them till the prices rise again - who will rather desperately try and trade them about the same time as you. A disaster. There is the option of trying to trade expensive games for more stable items such as Team Fortress rare and unusual items (such as buds). Don't know if that's easy though, never tried.

Best thing to do really is buy the games you want to play. Coupons and vouchers are one thing, you don't buy them, but you can actually loose some money when buying games to trade them. It's a fun experience though.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on July 16, 2012, 06:53:31 PM
You could check out the Steam Trading Forums and trading groups to see what people are wanting to trade for, gives you an idea. I would bet on the slightly more expensive and newer games, since many people still want them and can't afford them at the moment for whatever reason. Some might not even be aware of the fact that Steam is having a massive sale right now and so will miss it. If you want to speculate, go for those.

The cheaper games are a bit tricky because a higher percentage of the people who want them will buy them. I've been wanting to get Terraria for instance. Went on sale for $2,50 (75% off) and I bought it. I'm assuming that many others like me would've done the same. If it were a game that generally costs around $50 and is now on sale for $20, it's still a bit more than some people can pay at the moment. When the Steam sale ends, it could probably be traded for a game worth around $40. 

Thing is the prices vary too much on Steam, and there are games which become very popular very quickly only to die out when the next one comes. You might buy a game intent on trading it when everybody wants it, only to find out that after like a week very few do. And to top it off there are loads of people who have had the same idea - buy cheap games and hold onto them till the prices rise again - who will rather desperately try and trade them about the same time as you. A disaster. There is the option of trying to trade expensive games for more stable items such as Team Fortress rare and unusual items (such as buds). Don't know if that's easy though, never tried.

Best thing to do really is buy the games you want to play. Coupons and vouchers are one thing, you don't buy them, but you can actually loose some money when buying games to trade them. It's a fun experience though.

Thanks xSPx I just had a left over game from a 4 pack I bought when L4d2 was like £3. Most of the games I want on steam are less than the price of that at the moment so will properly buy them myself (but then again I have like 6 games I haven't even played and 5 I haven't completed yet, and steam sales are consistently going to happen) but I have had loads of offers from people trying to unload crap on me.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 16, 2012, 07:03:58 PM
You could check out the Steam Trading Forums and trading groups to see what people are wanting to trade for, gives you an idea. I would bet on the slightly more expensive and newer games, since many people still want them and can't afford them at the moment for whatever reason. Some might not even be aware of the fact that Steam is having a massive sale right now and so will miss it. If you want to speculate, go for those.

The cheaper games are a bit tricky because a higher percentage of the people who want them will buy them. I've been wanting to get Terraria for instance. Went on sale for $2,50 (75% off) and I bought it. I'm assuming that many others like me would've done the same. If it were a game that generally costs around $50 and is now on sale for $20, it's still a bit more than some people can pay at the moment. When the Steam sale ends, it could probably be traded for a game worth around $40. 

Thing is the prices vary too much on Steam, and there are games which become very popular very quickly only to die out when the next one comes. You might buy a game intent on trading it when everybody wants it, only to find out that after like a week very few do. And to top it off there are loads of people who have had the same idea - buy cheap games and hold onto them till the prices rise again - who will rather desperately try and trade them about the same time as you. A disaster. There is the option of trying to trade expensive games for more stable items such as Team Fortress rare and unusual items (such as buds). Don't know if that's easy though, never tried.

Best thing to do really is buy the games you want to play. Coupons and vouchers are one thing, you don't buy them, but you can actually loose some money when buying games to trade them. It's a fun experience though.

Thanks xSPx I just had a left over game from a 4 pack I bought when L4d2 was like £3. Most of the games I want on steam are less than the price of that at the moment so will properly buy them myself (but then again I have like 6 games I haven't even played and 5 I haven't completed yet, and steam sales are consistently going to happen) but I have had loads of offers from people trying to unload crap on me.

Yeah, the low ballers are the plague of the Trading Forums, can't escape them.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 17, 2012, 06:07:53 PM
Crow, have you seen this Steam Exchange (http://www.steamexchange.com/) site?

You could probably find someone looking for L4D2 and offering a game you want.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Non Quixote on July 18, 2012, 03:55:34 PM
I do love me some video games!  I've played several MMOs including being addicted to Everquest for 8 years where playing for 40 hours a week was considered "casual".  My current poison is World of Warcraft, which I laughingly referred to as the "kiddie pool of MMOs" back while playing Everquest.  Over the last few years though all MMOs have become essentially kiddie pools so the slur has gone stale.

Loved Starcraft, was a bit disappointed with Starcraft II (12 years to finish and they couldn't even change the damned music?!), still dip into Guild Wars occasionally and no longer have any interest in console games.

And man was LoTRO a bitter disappointment.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 18, 2012, 09:21:49 PM
And man was LoTRO a bitter disappointment.

Yeah, itrecently became free to play so I installed it, being a LotR fan. Kind of boring.

I'm currently addicted to DOTA 2. I can't seem to get enough of it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 18, 2012, 11:59:27 PM
I'm playing through Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning again. It's a pretty-looking game, it is. Also, vast as single player RPGs go.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on July 19, 2012, 09:35:34 PM
I'm playing through Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning again. It's a pretty-looking game, it is. Also, vast as single player RPGs go.

I have always been intrigued by that game it looks fun but I don't know how much time i can honestly sink into a role playing game at the moment. I did enjoy the demo.

----

What sort of games would anyone recommend to people that haven't played games before but are interested in doing so but haven't developed the hand eye co-ordination or multitasking required to play the more intense or complex games?

I was thinking Portal 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gCahqZuoOU) would be the perfect game to start with. Its simple in terms of controller schemes that the player can take at their own pace whilst also subliminally learning the basics for more hectic games, it also shows great story telling in combination with superb puzzles and humor and allows them to engage in multiplayer gameplay that suits a slower pace. Plus if they are a teacher they can get the game for free. (http://www.teachwithportals.com/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 19, 2012, 10:48:38 PM
You would want something with intuitive controls. Most shooters will do if you set the difficulty accordingly. You can also try Assassin's Creed games. They are complex, but the learning curve is not bad and tutorials do explain a lot.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on July 19, 2012, 11:15:45 PM
You would want something with intuitive controls. Most shooters will do if you set the difficulty accordingly. You can also try Assassin's Creed games. They are complex, but the learning curve is not bad and tutorials do explain a lot.

That is the game series the person in question wants to play but just lacks the basic timing required at the moment (this is a person that is in there 60's who has never played a digital game apart from solitaire and chess) or familiarisation with game controls. The problem with Assassins Creed as a first game is that it requires you to know the location of the all the buttons shown on screen automatically with the corrisponding buttons on the gamepad without thinking, it also requires the player to be able to read small writing quickly whilst doing other things, for someone who has played games for years its simple but for somebody that is totally new its quite a massive leap.

I was also maybe thinking the Prince of Persia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ4YG8_x64I) game as that is similar to Assassins Creed but much easier and still looks impressive that doesn't require a a huge chunk of time to play.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 19, 2012, 11:54:42 PM
Yes, PoP might do... I didn't like it meself, but that is a matter of taste.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on July 19, 2012, 11:56:37 PM
What sort of games would anyone recommend to people that haven't played games before but are interested in doing so but haven't developed the hand eye co-ordination or multitasking required to play the more intense or complex games?

I was thinking Portal 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gCahqZuoOU) would be the perfect game to start with. Its simple in terms of controller schemes that the player can take at their own pace whilst also subliminally learning the basics for more hectic games, it also shows great story telling in combination with superb puzzles and humor and allows them to engage in multiplayer gameplay that suits a slower pace. Plus if they are a teacher they can get the game for free. (http://www.teachwithportals.com/)

I'd second either Portal or Portal 2 - it's a fun game with no time demands in the regular mode, good story, wry sense of humor.  And you don't need a console to run it.

Hook 'em up!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 20, 2012, 01:36:04 AM
I think you can't go wrong with Portal. It's easy and intuitive, not to mention the co-op is really fun.

There are also simple and easy indie games such as Limbo and others of that type. 
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: The Black Jester on July 20, 2012, 01:38:15 AM
I've enjoyed getting lost in Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas, myself.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 20, 2012, 03:23:11 AM
I've enjoyed getting lost in Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas, myself.
Ah! Asmo The Evil Nord Mage was seen slaughtering some village before he grew bored and switched to Amalur for a time. My third play-through of Skyrim, that.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 20, 2012, 03:26:18 AM
I've enjoyed getting lost in Skyrim and Fallout: New Vegas, myself.
Ah! Asmo The Evil Nord Mage was seen slaughtering some village before he grew bored and switched to Amalur for a time. My third play-through of Skyrim, that.

Really, third play through? Wow. I started playing Oblivion (got the extended version with the DLC) and still haven't finished it. Started Skyrim, but thought I'd finish Oblivion first, since I was well into it.

You won't belive the amount of loot I've collected. I keep at least one of everything in a chest in Battlehorn castle. ::)

I would like to buy Amalur, but my computer can't handle it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 20, 2012, 03:30:19 AM
Ah! You see, my third playthrough is really because I suspect there was some loot I didn't get in the second. I sort of... Forgot to pickpocket the immortal NPCs and since they can not be looted as corpses, their loot did not end up belonging to me.  >:(
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on July 20, 2012, 03:38:48 AM
Ah! You see, my third playthrough is really because I suspect there was some loot I didn't get in the second. I sort of... Forgot to pickpocket the immortal NPCs and since they can not be looted as corpses, their loot did not end up belonging to me.  >:(

That's impressive I have sunk around 80hrs into one character and no way near doing everything I wanted with it, I just stopped because I had other games I hadn't played though I do still pick it up from time to time and do intend to finish the dark brotherhood missions.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 20, 2012, 03:48:14 AM
The Asmo lets no stone be left unturned and no loot be left unlooted.  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 20, 2012, 09:50:41 AM
Tell me, is it a sign that you're focusing maybe just a bit too much on looting when, after raiding a cave, you keep going back to make sure you've got everything? Even items that are worth one coin? :D There are some big caves in the game. ::)

After doing that about 3 or four times, I realised that it might be a bit much. Pity there's no "Looter's Anonymous" I might go to.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 20, 2012, 04:29:04 PM
Well, I usually scoop everything on the first run and barely move when I go fo the surface. Then, after unloading the loot, I go in again to check if there may be a bucket left... Or a kitchen sink.  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 20, 2012, 06:14:56 PM
:D

And you still managed to play Skyrim 3 times since it came out? Efficient. ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on July 20, 2012, 06:16:22 PM
And you still managed to play Skyrim 3 times since it came out? Efficient. ;D
No day rythm and most people I know are asleep in the wee hours of morning.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Synapse on July 21, 2012, 04:13:28 AM
I started playing video games when I was 4 (Sega Genesis!) and I've owned a PS1, PS2, an XBOX, and a PS3 (and also playing PC games along the way).

I like RPGs, be it sRPGs (Shining Force, Disgaea) or action RPGs (Demon Souls, Devil May Cry). I like being immersed in a story, and games really do this the best because of its interactive nature. Loved the KOTOR, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Elder Scrolls series. The Metal Gear series is my all-time favorite series. I'm enjoying dying in Diablo III's inferno mode right now. I guess I enjoy either a good story, or a good challenge.

I'm so-so with RTSes. Played a lot of CnC/ Red Alert. I hate FPSes (but I played a lot of counterstrike though).
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 24, 2012, 05:56:23 AM
Summer Sales are done, now it's "Jade Empire" on sale. ::)

I didn't buy anything besides Terraria and the Red Frozen Synapse DLC (mostly for the soundtrack).

 I'm actually quite proud of myself for pulling that off. ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on July 24, 2012, 01:49:52 PM
Summer Sales are done, now it's "Jade Empire" on sale. ::)

I didn't buy anything besides Terraria and the Red Frozen Synapse DLC (mostly for the soundtrack).

 I'm actually quite proud of myself for pulling that off. ;D

Don't knock Jade Empire its a good game, its really a precursor to Mass Effect, its a game that should definitely get a sequel as the tech at the time wasn't up to scratch with the ambition.

I picked up Cave Story+, Left 4 Dead 2, The Orange Box, and The Witcher. Im just glad I don't have a PC (well I am too lazy to set up a Windows partition) as I would have gone a bit giddy.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 24, 2012, 11:46:26 PM
Summer Sales are done, now it's "Jade Empire" on sale. ::)

I didn't buy anything besides Terraria and the Red Frozen Synapse DLC (mostly for the soundtrack).

 I'm actually quite proud of myself for pulling that off. ;D

Don't know Jade Empire its a good game, its really a precursor to Mass Effect, its a game that should definitely get a sequel as the tech at the time wasn't up to scratch with the ambition.

I picked up Cave Story+, Left 4 Dead 2, The Orange Box, and The Witcher. Im just glad I don't have a PC (well I am too lazy to set up a Windows partition) as I would have gone a bit giddy.

The Witcher 1 is a good game, I enjoyed playing it. My computer can't properly run the Witcher 2 though, which I bought at full price when it was relatively new. It's just sitting there in my library.  Oh well...when I get a hardware upgrade...

I was toying with the idea of getting the Half Life series, but decided against it. You tell me if it's worthwhile and I'll wait for the next Sale. :P
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on July 30, 2012, 11:24:24 PM
I love the concept for this game: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (http://beefjack.com/features/everybodys-gone-to-the-rapture-preview-interview-screenshots/).

The game is basically about the end of the world and how you interact with it for the last hour, the approach to the game is "if the world ended in a little village in Shropshire, it’d be inconvenient" mixed with a Groundhog Day approach to interacting with the story.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 04, 2012, 11:07:52 PM
So, tell me...does Skyrim ever end? Or are they able to somehow keep pullling out an infinite amount of side quests? Dying to play the new DLC, but will try and finish most quests first.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on August 04, 2012, 11:16:45 PM
So, tell me...does Skyrim ever end? Or are they able to somehow keep pullling out an infinite amount of side quests? Dying to play the new DLC, but will try and finish most quests first.

Apparently not. (http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2011/11/skyrim-infinite-quests/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 05, 2012, 12:21:17 AM
Wow.  :o I was half joking when I asked. :D

I guess I'll keep going till I've mastered all the perks then, those seem to be finite. I don't have the patience to play a game forever, even one that I feel commited to.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: zeroday on August 07, 2012, 03:54:38 PM
COD MW3...Xbox can't wait for Black Ops 2 in November...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 07, 2012, 04:16:50 PM
Got my 3DS  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on August 07, 2012, 07:41:52 PM
Got my 3DS  ;D ;D

What colour you get? And what games?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on August 07, 2012, 09:01:46 PM
COD MW3...

That games single player campaign will go into my history books as one of the quickest playthroughs ever. Around 7 hours and 5 minutes. On Veteran difficulty, which is the hardest.

Think about that for a while.

In other news, I tried AC2 revelations for a bit. The bombs are a fun little gimmick, like the poison blade in the original AC2. You use it when you're trying to show off, or attempt to be cleverer then you actually are...

The hook blade was fun, too. However, I have this urge to go and find the person who thought that those infuriating "tower defense" bafoonaries were a good idea. And that they should be wired to your notoriety level, which if it ever gets full, you have to lower completely to avoid an attack. Try lowering it in a city where you can only bribe heralds that you are hard pressed to find (I had to spend maybe 15 minutes to try and find just 3...) or by killing those damnable officials or whatever, who I think I saw a grand total of two in my whole time. Never minding how hard those towers are to get in the first place.

*long inhale, exhale*

All right, I need to go collect about 300€ or so to sink into my next patch of miniatures. I think I'll stay away from games for a while... (https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi4.ifrm.com%2Fhtml%2Femoticons%2Fdry.gif&hash=d4ea375648c78b5abb28803f0452fc8f251d6958)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: zeroday on August 07, 2012, 09:17:07 PM
Actually I never play the single campaign always live...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 07, 2012, 09:46:13 PM
The hook blade was fun, too. However, I have this urge to go and find the person who thought that those infuriating "tower defense" bafoonaries were a good idea.

I thought they were ok, but only had to defend the towers once or twice...at first.:D  I would always bully one of the heralds or kill the Borgia messenger whenever I found them, so that kept my notoriety low enough.

AC can get a bit repetitive with their things, so having one more thing to do to add to the variety didn't hurt, especially while 'scanning' the whole city Rome and going after all the treasure chests, secondary quests and whatnot.

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on August 07, 2012, 11:50:50 PM
Got my 3DS  ;D ;D

Niiiiice - I got one before the price drop, but at least Nintendo ponied up some free games...

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on August 08, 2012, 12:03:22 AM
Actually I never play the single campaign always live...

And there in lies the of my horror for future games. People seem single mindedly obsessed with "multi-player", that developers have gone about their way of making tutorials and naming them "single player campaign", that look cool in the game trailers.

There's two...well alright, five, now that I think about it, genre's that I don't touch with a 10-foot pole.

Sport games. Never been a sports fan, and I have very little interest in trying to simulate guys running around on a field after a ball of some description, or a disk, or trying to be the fastest by button smashing, when I could just put on a sport channel and watch real athletes, laughing as they fail or try to get away with faking an injury.

Horror games. Same thing with horror movies, I like my night sleep, as brief as it already is (says a guy who stays awake until 6am and has to be pried off his bed with a crowbar), and I don't get a satisfaction or adrenaline rush from soiling my underwear.

Driving games. For the shining exception that is Burnout 3 (and Xenu take the Takedown squeal), I again have very little interest in these types of games. As satisfying as it might be for the first few times to boost away, crash into the butt crack of a tree (in these games they seem to have those, for some reason) and recovering from that and finishing the race...it gets old. Fast.

MMORPG. WoW and it clone children and ripoffs. 'Nuff said.

Multiplayer. Any game, any genre. Not to same I'm anti-social or anything, but rather the fact I don't have the time, the money, the equipment or the interest to see myself being killed over and over again, while paying a yearly/monthly fee for the privilege. I do still reminisce from time to time by playing Day of Defeat, but that's about it.

...I've been watching way too many episodes of Zero Punctuation, haven't I?

@xSilverPhinx:

True, but as I noted, I couldn't find the buggers either quickly or frequently enough. As soon as I'd tipped off a herald (and stolen MY gold back...), I'd run off to do a mission, and lo and behold, sooner then I could say "Die, Templar!", my notoriety was back to 75%, instead of the almost 0%, that I had seen such an effort to get.

And I really have nothing against some diversity, but the tower defence sections were nighmarishly executed. If I'm suppose to lead a defence, I need a proper view, but no, I have to sit (or stand) on a roof to on the side of the alley that is to be my slaughter fest. The cannon was wasted opportunity, and controlling it was a pain. Positioning my assassins on the roof tops, which I first had to unlock with another assassin, was also a mess, thanks to the poor visibility and the fact that consoles handle such precision jobs like putting Space Marine models on a gaming table with a massive crane that you couldn't operate properly.

If they had done it just a bit differently, it might have been a fun little mini game, but instead it was the equivalent of combining ping pong and pacman.

Well, that turned into a novel again..now where's the paint, I need to see if I could get that Luna Wolves colour scheme right...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on August 08, 2012, 12:24:24 AM
There's two...well alright, five, now that I think about it, genre's that I don't touch with a 10-foot pole.

What are your favorite genre's and why?

Don't know if I agree with you on the obsession with the multiplayer thing though. There are still many good games that stick to single player, it is true of the AAA games but they are similar to the blockbuster Hollywood films, they cater to the mass audience, that audience happens to be multiplayer for those kinds of games. I personally find that similar to film industry that the independents and smaller companies are producing the better quality products.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 08, 2012, 12:49:48 AM
Got my 3DS  ;D ;D

Niiiiice - I got one before the price drop, but at least Nintendo ponied up some free games...



Oh yeah, which games?
I got the midnight purple one (it matches my hair) for $158 at target. Super sale!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: history_geek on August 08, 2012, 01:35:43 AM
There's two...well alright, five, now that I think about it, genre's that I don't touch with a 10-foot pole.

What are your favorite genre's and why?

Don't know if I agree with you on the obsession with the multiplayer thing though. There are still many good games that stick to single player, it is true of the AAA games but they are similar to the blockbuster Hollywood films, they cater to the mass audience, that audience happens to be multiplayer for those kinds of games. I personally find that similar to film industry that the independents and smaller companies are producing the better quality products.

RPG's and Strategy games. I would say "Tactic games", but that's not the name of the genre. I have a soft spot for two things: a good story and large battles with me playing the general á la Total War-series. There's also some FPS/TPS type games, like Halo: Reach (which I happen to love) and Brothers In Arms: Road to Hill 30 & Hell's Highway. I also belong to to apparently odd crowd of having little against chest high wall-games. I suppose it just comes with a Sun Tzu-minded way of fighting: defence over offence. I actually have nothing against sitting behind a wall, popping the head off the next poor bugger that thinks he can put his head up, before moving to the next cover, though I'm no sniper. In fact games like Space Marine, that have men like closets not taking cover, have ended up on my "meh, one playthrough's enough"-list. Despite having a much better story then that movie that must have been the plot of Tzeentch to start hating UltraSmurfs more then people already to, and maybe turn to Chaos (*rant rantity rant about the depiction of "Black Legion" in that movie rant*)....

And I suppose I'm a bit "conspiratory" about the multiplayer thing, and I don't consider it a bad thing that they make them, but I see it as alarming that it is done on the expense of a single player (which is what they also market). And after watching my younger brother sink more time into CoD: World at War, MW2, Black Ops and MW3 "multiplayers" then was ever necessary, and seeing what they are like, I wonder if they are even putting any effort into those. Of course, I want my games to be a tad bit thought provoking, making me think my tactics and strategy, unless I'm playing Serious Sam or Duke Nukem (3D, thank you very much). Not to say that there aren't multiplayer games like that, but in the recent years the trends seems to be more about who has most gimmicks in their guns, and what "perks" you get to use...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on August 08, 2012, 03:05:35 AM
Got my 3DS  ;D ;D
Niiiiice - I got one before the price drop, but at least Nintendo ponied up some free games...
Oh yeah, which games?
I got the midnight purple one (it matches my hair) for $158 at target. Super sale!

People who bought the 3ds at the original $250 price were branded "Ambassadors", and got 20 free games - here's the list:
Quote
Super Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Balloon Fight
Ice Climber
The Legend of Zelda
Metroid
NES Open Tournament Golf
Wrecking Crew
Zelda II - The Adventure of Link
Yoshi
F-Zero Maximum Velocity
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario vs. Donkey Kong™
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$
Metroid Fusion
Wario Land 4

I think they're all available on the marketplace or 3ds shop or whatever it's called ;-)

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 08, 2012, 07:37:56 AM
True, but as I noted, I couldn't find the buggers either quickly or frequently enough. As soon as I'd tipped off a herald (and stolen MY gold back...), I'd run off to do a mission, and lo and behold, sooner then I could say "Die, Templar!", my notoriety was back to 75%, instead of the almost 0%, that I had seen such an effort to get.

And I really have nothing against some diversity, but the tower defence sections were nighmarishly executed. If I'm suppose to lead a defence, I need a proper view, but no, I have to sit (or stand) on a roof to on the side of the alley that is to be my slaughter fest. The cannon was wasted opportunity, and controlling it was a pain. Positioning my assassins on the roof tops, which I first had to unlock with another assassin, was also a mess, thanks to the poor visibility and the fact that consoles handle such precision jobs like putting Space Marine models on a gaming table with a massive crane that you couldn't operate properly.

If they had done it just a bit differently, it might have been a fun little mini game, but instead it was the equivalent of combining ping pong and pacman.

Well, that turned into a novel again..now where's the paint, I need to see if I could get that Luna Wolves colour scheme right...

Console...that must be it then. But yeah, it wouldn't have hurt to add some sort of mini map with an aerial view to help or some other way to foresee what was coming.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: zeroday on August 09, 2012, 07:04:40 AM
Teen hospitalized plays video game 4 straight days (http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2012/08/08/teenager-hospitalized-after-playing-video-games-for-4-straight-days/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on August 09, 2012, 12:58:45 PM
Aww! Poor little kid!

... ...  >:(

So what's the big fucking deal? Give him a fucking medal for making it through four days of dehydration. He probably knew that marathon gaming wasn't good for him and will likely do it again, now that he more-or-less knows his limits.

And that "OMG OMG I thought he was gonna DIIIIE!" crap. What's up with that? I've seen people go down a couple of times and my first thought was inevitably "Needs medical attention" not "Requiescat in pace"
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on August 09, 2012, 02:55:43 PM
Teen hospitalized plays video game 4 straight days (http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2012/08/08/teenager-hospitalized-after-playing-video-games-for-4-straight-days/)

Kids just an idiot. So are the parents.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 10, 2012, 04:32:52 AM
Teen hospitalized plays video game 4 straight days (http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2012/08/08/teenager-hospitalized-after-playing-video-games-for-4-straight-days/)

didn't die? damn  :(
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Sweetdeath on August 10, 2012, 04:34:08 AM
Got my 3DS  ;D ;D
Niiiiice - I got one before the price drop, but at least Nintendo ponied up some free games...
Oh yeah, which games?
I got the midnight purple one (it matches my hair) for $158 at target. Super sale!

People who bought the 3ds at the original $250 price were branded "Ambassadors", and got 20 free games - here's the list:
Quote
Super Mario Bros.
Donkey Kong Jr.
Balloon Fight
Ice Climber
The Legend of Zelda
Metroid
NES Open Tournament Golf
Wrecking Crew
Zelda II - The Adventure of Link
Yoshi
F-Zero Maximum Velocity
Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario vs. Donkey Kong™
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$
Metroid Fusion
Wario Land 4

I think they're all available on the marketplace or 3ds shop or whatever it's called ;-)



That's pretty sweet.

I heard this isn't an R4 for the 3DS yet.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on August 10, 2012, 01:20:08 PM
I heard this isn't an R4 for the 3DS yet.

 >:(
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on August 10, 2012, 03:48:06 PM
I heard this isn't an R4 for the 3DS yet.

 >:(

What about this?
http://www.r43ds.org/
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: NoHandlebarsAttached on February 04, 2014, 12:57:05 PM
Downloaded Dead Island for free last night. ;D
I've got to say, I'm having more fun with it than I thought I would after seeing trailers way back in 2011. Something about smashing a zombie's skull to bits, and watching the blood pool, is so, so satisfying. I'm probably just a sick fucker.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Dobermonster on November 19, 2014, 01:00:21 AM
WoW servers have finally calmed the fuck down enough for me to play the new exp. The things I do for love.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 24, 2014, 12:52:02 AM
Plants versus zombies is an addicting game. I love it.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 24, 2014, 01:03:57 AM
The Asmo needed a hobby, so He is making a sort of modernized pacman ripoff using The Asmo as the main character.

The first chapter takes place in Luxembourg, where after having devoured all the inhabitants, avoiding pesky Tanks along the way, The Asmo is one step closer to World Domination.

(Intended as a desktop app, but if I like the end result enough, I might do a limited release for Android)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Firebird on December 24, 2014, 04:45:41 AM
So he eats little Luxembourgians? (sic)
I'm currently working through the restored content version of Knights of the Old Republic II, which is still sort of meh even after unlocking stuff I didn't know about before, though it's fun turning other characters into Jedi. But I'm thinking of taking a break from gaming for once. I think my habit is getting in the way of other things I want to do. But it's hard to break, even if it's only a few hours a week. It also feels like me giving into my mother's over-parenting as a child in some twisted way (she refused to let any gaming consoles in the house when I was a kid. Just her personal tic as a parent, I guess)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 24, 2014, 05:27:10 AM
So he eats little Luxembourgians? (sic)
Yes. and for every ten, He gets the power of The Horde?, which allows Him to spawn a horde of ratties against them Tanks.

If anybody is aware of a good rattie sprite, do tell The Asmo because the one He is using at this time is not very good.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 24, 2014, 11:53:18 AM
For your second experiment I think it should be a platformer inspired by games like Gish and A Boy and His Blob that has an aesthetic style similar to that of The Neverhood. Or a turn based strategy where hordes of rats take on the legions of tank.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Asmodean on December 24, 2014, 01:22:01 PM
..!

Ratties vs. Tanks. The Asmo is going to out-compete Plants vs. Zombies with that!

...*mutter*...
...And THEN!..
...
... ...
...FABULOUSLY wealthy!  :D
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on October 14, 2015, 08:02:47 PM
Anybody got a 3ds and want codes for the demo of Zelda Tri-Force Heroes?
(I got 3 of 'em)

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on October 30, 2015, 09:55:30 PM
As it is Halloween I finally decided to give Dead Space a go, since Niya recommended it I thought it would be the best option. What I have played so far is good a nice mix between Alien and The Thing.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 31, 2015, 02:31:06 AM
As it is Halloween I finally decided to give Dead Space a go, since Niya recommended it I thought it would be the best option. What I have played so far is good a nice mix between Alien and The Thing.

It looks interesting...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on October 31, 2015, 11:32:28 AM
As it is Halloween I finally decided to give Dead Space a go, since Niya recommended it I thought it would be the best option. What I have played so far is good a nice mix between Alien and The Thing.

It looks interesting...

It is good I'm quite surprised by how solid the story is in it so far, lots of jump scares, intense moments, and a creepy atmosphere.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 31, 2015, 11:37:20 PM
As it is Halloween I finally decided to give Dead Space a go, since Niya recommended it I thought it would be the best option. What I have played so far is good a nice mix between Alien and The Thing.

It looks interesting...

It is good I'm quite surprised by how solid the story is in it so far, lots of jump scares, intense moments, and a creepy atmosphere.

Looks like fun. Maybe when I actually start finishing the games I start playing I'll buy it. Good to know the storyline seems solid, that's such a rarity in games these days.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on November 10, 2015, 12:27:46 AM
Anyone played the game Jotun?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on November 14, 2015, 09:47:44 PM
In what has been a very surreal evening,  I have won an xbox one.  So.....do I keep it or sell it?  If I keep it, what games do people recommend?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on November 14, 2015, 11:04:55 PM
In what has been a very surreal evening,  I have won an xbox one.  So.....do I keep it or sell it?  If I keep it, what games do people recommend?

If you use Netflix and the like and have some blurays and dvds hanging about it is very good for that, it is  even better as a devices for playing games though. If you are going to keep it I'd recommend Life is Strange and Rise of the Tomb Raider without really knowing what sort of media you like. Both very entertaining so is Ori and the Blind Forest but that requires a bit of skill which you may or may not have. If your child is into Minecraft as they all seem to be that would also be a good choice.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on November 14, 2015, 11:06:28 PM
I have won an xbox one.

Lucky you! 8)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on November 15, 2015, 07:29:03 AM
It's really odd as I was joking about buying one a couple of weeks ago as I saw the Lego Hobbit game and thought it looked fun.  I genuinely thought it was a hoax at first as a guy (with a very strong scouse accent) called my mobile to tell me I'd won it.  After deciphering the conversation a little it came out that I'd bought some raffle tickets at the firework display last week and my ticket had been pulled out for the top prize.  So, sure enough I got an xbox delivered to me last night by a dodgy looking character.......

Anyway, I have decided to keep it.  I have now got netflix running through it and iplayer for the BBC stuff.  It came with the Tomb Raider game so I had a little go last night.  I haven't really played videogames since the likes of Sonic and Mario Brothers so it was strange having so much video story content too, in fact I didn't really do a lot of 'playing' it seemed more like watching.  Is this the norm for games now?  I did enjoy though, it hooked me and it actually helped me unwind after a pretty stressful period of work.

As for the skill level.........I'd say very much beginner, I tend to just hit a load of buttons before finding the one I want!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on November 15, 2015, 12:11:41 PM
It's really odd as I was joking about buying one a couple of weeks ago as I saw the Lego Hobbit game and thought it looked fun.  I genuinely thought it was a hoax at first as a guy (with a very strong scouse accent) called my mobile to tell me I'd won it.  After deciphering the conversation a little it came out that I'd bought some raffle tickets at the firework display last week and my ticket had been pulled out for the top prize.  So, sure enough I got an xbox delivered to me last night by a dodgy looking character.......

Anyway, I have decided to keep it.  I have now got netflix running through it and iplayer for the BBC stuff.  It came with the Tomb Raider game so I had a little go last night.  I haven't really played videogames since the likes of Sonic and Mario Brothers so it was strange having so much video story content too, in fact I didn't really do a lot of 'playing' it seemed more like watching.  Is this the norm for games now?  I did enjoy though, it hooked me and it actually helped me unwind after a pretty stressful period of work.

As for the skill level.........I'd say very much beginner, I tend to just hit a load of buttons before finding the one I want!

It is varied in terms of video to gameplay depending on the game, the other game I mentioned to you Life is Strange is an interactive drama so you are primarily watching and your main impetus is to direct the decisions and actions of the main character, the story and events then react to what you decide and is episode based with each episode being the length of a movie.

In the case of Tomb Raider it starts of breaking people into gameplay which revolves around exploring, puzzle solving, and high action set pieces and doesn't ask players to do too much at once, most AAA games (the game industry equivalent of a blockbuster movie) take this route and are very accessible due to it. Skill wise when starting out always pick easy and there is nothing wrong with dying it is often used as a learning experience, also many games even though they create a sense of urgency a lot of the time you can take your time though that isn't always the case.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on December 04, 2015, 10:21:17 AM
Shadow Complex is currently free on PC/mac. I highly recommend downloading it.

https://www.epicgames.com/shadowcomplex/
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on December 04, 2015, 02:53:06 PM
Shadow Complex is currently free on PC/mac. I highly recommend downloading it.

https://www.epicgames.com/shadowcomplex/

Looks cool - thanks, Crow!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on January 15, 2016, 02:48:13 PM
Anyone played The Witcher 3? Despite the slow start it is much better than the first two and quite frankly shits over almost every RPG I have played in the past.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on January 18, 2016, 11:13:13 AM
Well I can report I have finished my first ever video game. Lego Jurassic World is complete 100% of challenges done.  I am struggling with Tomb raider,  I was enjoying it but I'm at a part that I just cannot get past and so it's been stuck in the box a few weeks.

Also, I don't play that often but every time I seem to want to and I turn the xbox on it needs updating,  is this normal?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on January 18, 2016, 11:49:38 AM
Well I can report I have finished my first ever video game. Lego Jurassic World is complete 100% of challenges done.  I am struggling with Tomb raider,  I was enjoying it but I'm at a part that I just cannot get past and so it's been stuck in the box a few weeks.

Also, I don't play that often but every time I seem to want to and I turn the xbox on it needs updating,  is this normal?

Nice one.

Yeah that is normal, it is a ball ache. They do that to get rid of bugs, prevent piracy and stop hacking. I think you can ignore them if you like but that removes some of the online features.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 19, 2016, 10:52:56 AM
Anyone played The Witcher 3? Despite the slow start it is much better than the first two and quite frankly shits over almost every RPG I have played in the past.

I want it. My computer can't handle it though.  :(

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on January 29, 2016, 12:04:29 AM
Anyone played The Witcher 3? Despite the slow start it is much better than the first two and quite frankly shits over almost every RPG I have played in the past.

I want it. My computer can't handle it though.  :(

That's a shame, after seeing the amount of time you played Skyrim for the game would be right up your street.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 03, 2016, 11:13:40 AM
Anyone played The Witcher 3? Despite the slow start it is much better than the first two and quite frankly shits over almost every RPG I have played in the past.

I want it. My computer can't handle it though.  :(

That's a shame, after seeing the amount of time you played Skyrim for the game would be right up your street.

Yeah, I will definitely buy it in the future when I have more time on my hands and money to spend on a new high end computer.

 :sad sigh: My wishlist grows faster than the list of games I own.    :-\
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on February 03, 2016, 12:28:09 PM
Yeah, I will definitely buy it in the future when I have more time on my hands and money to spend on a new high end computer.

 :sad sigh: My wishlist grows faster than the list of games I own.    :-\

Mine is pretty much the opposite, I own too many games and don't have enough time to play them. They are all so damn long these days, I much prefer a concise well crafted 4 hour game (Firewatch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZX3MgsRb0A) is what I most want to play next) to a bloated 20+hr game. The Witcher 3 is a rare game that I never once thought this is too long and the story bit is probably around 40hrs itself never mind all the side stories which a far better than the main story which take the game to well over a hundred hours.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Firebird on February 06, 2016, 10:26:30 PM
My computer's 8 years old and I'm too lazy to update it, so I've mostly been playing older games that I never got a chance to try the first time around, mostly when I went to college. I just finished the first Fallout and am working on number 2. Somewhat frustrating, as I had to cheat a bit to find those little itty-bitty things in the corner of the screen to finish the quests, but still imaginative stories and characters. Figured I'd do this before the more modern number 3 and 4.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 09, 2016, 10:20:06 PM
Yeah, I will definitely buy it in the future when I have more time on my hands and money to spend on a new high end computer.

 :sad sigh: My wishlist grows faster than the list of games I own.    :-\

Mine is pretty much the opposite, I own too many games and don't have enough time to play them. They are all so damn long these days, I much prefer a concise well crafted 4 hour game (Firewatch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZX3MgsRb0A) is what I most want to play next) to a bloated 20+hr game. The Witcher 3 is a rare game that I never once thought this is too long and the story bit is probably around 40hrs itself never mind all the side stories which a far better than the main story which take the game to well over a hundred hours.

I brought a bunch of games during the Xmas sale, but up to now haven't played them much. I haven't finished any either. I'm a bit of a compulsive buyer. I will almost certainly buy the Witcher 3, though I don't know if I'll spend hundreds of hours playing it.  :P

I also don't like very long games, it's like I don't have the attention span for them anymore. Even really good games such as Grim Fandango tend to collect virtual dust in my library these days.   
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on February 10, 2016, 07:45:32 PM
Joeactor! When you play games online do you hook up your headset and speak to people in differing voices or even better the characters you have voiced from games?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on February 10, 2016, 09:22:46 PM
Joeactor! When you play games online do you hook up your headset and speak to people in differing voices or even better the characters you have voiced from games?

Ha! That would be a kick!

No... I just lurk about and die a lot. Like my bosses ;-)

I used to do table gaming and used different voices, though.

BTW, have you seen my latest vid from Heroes of the Storm:

(I always wanted to be an 80's cartoon...)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on February 16, 2016, 08:04:12 PM
Hey gang...

*** FREE ALPHA TEST KEYS!!! ***

One of the games I work (Atlas Reactor) with is having an Alpha test starting tomorrow.

The game is a team shooter, but you plan out your actions, then they all occur at the same time.
Looks cool so far...

Here's the game site:
https://www.atlasreactorgame.com/en/

You'll have to sign up for a free Glyph account, and it's on PC.

Here are some free Alpha Keys (first come first served)
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Cheers,
JoeActor

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 14, 2016, 11:50:49 AM
I've got two duplicate games I'm giving away (Steam): Cities in Motion 2 and War of the Roses:Kingmaker.

Anyone want?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on March 31, 2016, 02:01:35 PM
Anyone watch the Final Fantasy XV event?

There's a Feature Film, Anime Series... I hear there's a game coming too ;-)

Here's the Film Trailer:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on March 31, 2016, 06:42:55 PM
Nope, I didn't however I downloaded the demo when I found out about it but probably wont be playing it for a while.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Claireliontamer on May 26, 2016, 10:57:13 PM
So having played around with the Lego games (and discovered that scamp is far better than me at them) I have decided to play a grown up game that she can't join in with. An impulse buy as it was half price led me to purchase Witcher 3. I've probably only played for about 4-hrs in total so far but I am really enjoying it. Not sure I'll ever get to the end!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on May 26, 2016, 11:53:59 PM
So having played around with the Lego games (and discovered that scamp is far better than me at them) I have decided to play a grown up game that she can't join in with. An impulse buy as it was half price led me to purchase Witcher 3. I've probably only played for about 4-hrs in total so far but I am really enjoying it. Not sure I'll ever get to the end!

When you get to the Bloody Baron storyline that is when the game only starts to get better.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 29, 2016, 12:54:28 PM
So having played around with the Lego games (and discovered that scamp is far better than me at them) I have decided to play a grown up game that she can't join in with. An impulse buy as it was half price led me to purchase Witcher 3. I've probably only played for about 4-hrs in total so far but I am really enjoying it. Not sure I'll ever get to the end!

I really want to play that game (the Witcher 2 as well) but I would have to upgrade my PC first. :( 

 :sad sigh:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Crow on May 29, 2016, 09:08:04 PM
It's a nice day. I should have gone out instead I played Uncharted 4 and Overwatch all day. Uncharted is probably the best bit of high action media I have experienced it is brilliant and out does Indiana Jones and the Goonies and I wasn't that hot on the other iterations. Overwatch even though I only started to play it today looks like it might be the first multiplayer game in a while that I really get into.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on June 14, 2016, 02:57:44 PM
The state of CGI is getting pretty awesome!

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 14, 2016, 03:32:46 PM
Yeah, that looks amazing...and expensive.

No matter though, go to 1:17 for one second product placement! ;)

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on June 14, 2016, 03:34:21 PM
Well, at least the cut scenes will still be pretty good. But I'm actually looking forward to that one. From what they said, it looks like they will be taking a bit more from VI and VII which are my favorite ones. the last few seemed too much like they were on rails, and I liked the wandering around and completing things in the order I wanted to that I could do in VI and VII.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on June 14, 2016, 07:35:01 PM
Yeah, that looks amazing...and expensive.

No matter though, go to 1:17 for one second product placement! ;)

Ha! Good catch!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Buddy on July 07, 2016, 04:54:53 AM
AHHHHHHHHH Pokemon Go just came out!!!! I'm so pumped. I've been waiting for over a year. My inner 12 year old is having a field day.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on July 07, 2016, 06:16:34 PM
I just installed it but I won't be able to give it a fair shake for a few days.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on July 07, 2016, 11:44:33 PM
AHHHHHHHHH Pokemon Go just came out!!!! I'm so pumped. I've been waiting for over a year. My inner 12 year old is having a field day.

looks cool - installing now.

By the same team who coded Ingres.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Buddy on July 09, 2016, 03:20:18 AM
I went on a 4 mile walk because of that damn game. Freaking Nintendo, tricking us nerds into exercising.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on July 09, 2016, 02:33:10 PM
I went on a 4 mile walk because of that damn game. Freaking Nintendo, tricking us nerds into exercising.

Clever nerdies!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on July 11, 2016, 02:26:37 PM
Too bad it's summer here at 110° during the day, I'd be able to walk around looking for them. :( But it was fun catching some in the grocery store while shopping.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: gentle_dissident on July 11, 2016, 09:19:45 PM
Pokèmon Go is crashing our devices, we only use WiFi, and AR doesn't show the Pokèmen on my phone. I still haven't seen them on my daughter's iPad because it keeps crashing. Sounds fun though.

I've been playing Adventure and Gorf on Stella.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 09, 2016, 12:45:47 AM
Some people think that Pokemon Go is a tool of the devil, and I think that's hilarious! :lol:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on August 09, 2016, 02:30:16 PM
Some people think that Pokemon Go is a tool of the devil, and I think that's hilarious! :lol:
I remember PokeMon being considered devil worship for well over two decades.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on September 09, 2016, 12:02:33 AM
Humble Bundle is giving away copies of Tropico 4 (offer expires in a day and a few hours). A Steam account is necessary. 

I never played any of the Tropico series, but hey, it's free, so...

(and I'm an impulsive game buyer even though I haven't played any in almost a year. :shrug: )

Edited to add link: https://www.humblebundle.com/store (https://www.humblebundle.com/store)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on September 15, 2016, 08:30:24 PM
Trailer for a game I got to do a voice in (Lockwood)


It's a great turn-based concept, imho. And the style is very cool. Maybe it'll get to be a cartoon (fingers crossed)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on October 28, 2016, 05:38:14 PM
So I've just started playing My Summer Car. It's a game that takes place in 1990's Finland. You have a car in pieces and the goal of the game is to build the car. You have to keep your person fed, watered, clean, and take sleep and bathroom breaks while building the car. It's strangely fun and satisfying to get even the most basic things completed.

http://www.amistech.com/msc/
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 13, 2016, 11:30:06 PM
I recommend these games if you like tower defence (free).

Kingdom Rush (http://www.addictinggames.com/strategy-games/kingdom-rush-game.jsp)

Kingdom Rush Frontiers (http://www.addictinggames.com/strategy-games/kingdom-rush-frontiers-game.jsp)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 22, 2016, 07:04:37 PM
Humble Bundle store is offering the racing game GRID for free. Offer is valid for another day a few hours and a Steam account is required.

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/grid-free-game?hmb_campaign=grid_free_2016&hmb_source=bundle_page&hmb_medium=banner_cross (https://www.humblebundle.com/store/grid-free-game?hmb_campaign=grid_free_2016&hmb_source=bundle_page&hmb_medium=banner_cross)

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 03, 2017, 09:35:39 PM
Does anyone want free Assassin's Creed games? I've got a few extra keys:

Assassin's Creed Chronicles China
Assassin's Creed III
Assassin's Creed III - Tyranny of King Washington: The Infamy (DLC)
Assassin's Creed II Deluxe Edition
Assassin's Creed Unity
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

A UPlay account is required.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on January 04, 2017, 05:29:32 PM
Haha, I saw an image a little bit ago that I thought was funny, though I've never tried to install uplay.

Title: My Experience with Uplay
(https://i.redd.it/yptyw0qskl7y.jpg)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 08, 2017, 09:14:16 PM
:lol:

UPlay is a platform I hardly use, maybe that's why so far it hasn't given me any trouble.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on January 09, 2017, 02:24:08 PM
I think it's just fine. Occasionally any system is going to have a problem for a few lucky users.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on January 13, 2017, 03:33:38 PM
So the Nintendo Switch just went on pre-order and I ordered one. I know I'm biased towards Nintendo, so I tend to buy all their systems, but I'm more excited about this one. Looks like it will be a portable and home system, which works for me since I often have to share the TV. That's one reason why I like the Wii-U, because I can play games on the controller while my GF and I watch TV. This will be even more powerful and Nintendo finally decided to pay for the multi-touch patent which will be better for a lot of things.

It's only $300 and I'm almost completely sure that it will be less powerful than the next gen PS and XBox, but I don't really care about power. I care more about how fun the games are and Nintendo tends to make games I find fun more often than any other company. I like the Wii-U a lot more than my PS4. I play games most on the Wii-U, then PC/Steam Box, then 3DS, and then PS4 (and PS3 is the least played currently, I still have a few PS3 games in my game queue). But I did just get Destiny for the PS4, which is turning out to be pretty fun.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on January 13, 2017, 04:42:44 PM
So the Nintendo Switch just went on pre-order and I ordered one. I know I'm biased towards Nintendo, so I tend to buy all their systems, but I'm more excited about this one. Looks like it will be a portable and home system, which works for me since I often have to share the TV. That's one reason why I like the Wii-U, because I can play games on the controller while my GF and I watch TV. This will be even more powerful and Nintendo finally decided to pay for the multi-touch patent which will be better for a lot of things.

It's only $300 and I'm almost completely sure that it will be less powerful than the next gen PS and XBox, but I don't really care about power. I care more about how fun the games are and Nintendo tends to make games I find fun more often than any other company. I like the Wii-U a lot more than my PS4. I play games most on the Wii-U, then PC/Steam Box, then 3DS, and then PS4 (and PS3 is the least played currently, I still have a few PS3 games in my game queue). But I did just get Destiny for the PS4, which is turning out to be pretty fun.

It does look cool - you'll have to let us know what you think once it arrives.

I've got a Wii, 3ds and GameCube, so I guess I'm Nintendo biased too.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on January 15, 2017, 01:39:28 PM
I'm not exactly a console person but I did grow up with one of these:

(https://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nintendo.com%2Fimages%2Fpage%2Fnes-classic%2Fnes-classic-edition.png&hash=27055bfe9ef6b0483bab5a8ebef39493b2edf3f8)

Good times. :grin:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Arturo on January 21, 2017, 04:50:15 AM
Looking at this game called "SCP Containment Breach". It's a free survival horror game based on a wiki. What I've heard is that the wiki is a case archive for paranormal events that were investigated. It seems pretty interesting.

There are numerous other games based on the wiki. So if you are afraid of viruses, there is one on steam you can check out. If you're ok with taking things from internet searches, here is the one I'm downloading:
http://www.scpcbgame.com/#

And here is the wiki the whole thing is based on:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on January 23, 2017, 01:32:02 PM
That looks pretty fun. I like the concept, I read a bunch of those SCP files.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on March 10, 2017, 08:19:40 PM
Trailer for "Rain World" from Adult Swim Games (voice by me ;-) )

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 16, 2017, 01:11:43 AM
Cool! :popcorn:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on March 17, 2017, 04:17:48 PM
That looks fun, I'm putting that on my pre-queue list near the top.

Currently, I've been hooked on the new Zelda game, Breath of the Wild. I've read no reviews, watched no videos, and read no online help or FAQs. I've been just playing it the way I want. It's been almost two weeks of several hours a day, and I've only beat three dungeons, but I've explored almost the entire map. There are towers in the game that reveal the map for an area and I've gotten all of those. And there are shrines that are like mini dungeons and I've beaten almost forty of those. There are also little guys that you can find that give you an item you can use to trade in for more weapon slots to be able hold more weapons, and I've only gotten about 15 of those guys. Also, there are a bunch of towns with a few quests to do in each, and also some clothing that helps out in some areas, like you need warm clothes if you're going to wander around in the snow, and cooler clothes if you're wandering around in the desert.

So far, I love it. I feel like I felt when I played the first one on the NES. A little lost, trying to figure things out... it's so much fun for me. It seems difficult for me, more challenging than all the previous Zelda games.

I also watched a GDC video of a presentation that three of the developers gave about the game (mostly spoiler free), that was very interesting. I wish those guys or some other guys like them will take on the next Metroid.

For the system itself, I've heard some stories, but I haven't had any problems at all with it. I think it's great, it's almost a portable system, not as powerful as one might want, but the versatility of it is something I like more than a more powerful system. Hopefully it will lead to Nintendo having one system for both portable and home.

There are not many games for it yet, but since Zelda is taking so long and so much of my free time, that I don't care yet.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Arturo on June 15, 2017, 05:54:12 AM
Idk if anyone has said this yet but there is a game coming out that is set in Detroit. It's called "Detroit: Become Human" Not a lot of information on it that I've found but the story seems to follow 4 different playabke characters. Their are humanoid robots who seem to be the group representing the struggle of black people. Which I thought was a good touch because Detroit is crawling with black history and culture.

I'm also excited for the land marks because I've helped paint the dugouts in the baseball park for the Tigers. I've also been to the Fox Theatre a few times and it's fucking amazing inside. I love Detroit and hope I get to play the game on pc one day.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on July 04, 2017, 11:38:30 PM
So I decided to play what I hoped would be a relaxing game of Audiosurf (Mono- easy mode) and failed hard.


I have to consciously unclench my jaw.  :cracked:
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Arturo on August 24, 2017, 08:05:50 PM
Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice

The main character has psychosis. You wander around a world in norse mythology fighting badguys and solving puzzles. The psychosis aspect requires good headphones to get the surround sound (binaural) effect. The video is of a person commentating on the game so you really don't get the same effect as if you played the game yourself but it's still worth a look.

Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on September 29, 2017, 08:06:04 PM
Anybody try playing "Cuphead" yet?

It's made to look like a 1930's cartoon (very zany/disturbing)

More info here:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/268910/Cuphead/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/268910/Cuphead/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on September 29, 2017, 08:11:54 PM
It looks fun, but it's deeper in my game queue. I put the latest Metroid (Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS), on top of my queue and it is a fucking awesome game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on September 29, 2017, 08:14:03 PM
It looks fun, but it's deeper in my game queue. I put the latest Metroid (Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS), on top of my queue and it is a fucking awesome game.

Yeah - I'm a fan of the Samus games. Used to play the older ones a lot. I think I've got the first 3ds one somewhere...
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Davin on September 29, 2017, 08:19:43 PM
It looks fun, but it's deeper in my game queue. I put the latest Metroid (Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS), on top of my queue and it is a fucking awesome game.

Yeah - I'm a fan of the Samus games. Used to play the older ones a lot. I think I've got the first 3ds one somewhere...
If you loved the side scrolling Metroids like Metroid (NES), Metroid II: The Return of Samus (GB), and Super Metroid (SNES), (and the two GBA games (Metroid: Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission), then you'd probably really like the new one too.

It's not like the Prime ones that were FPSs, nor like The Other M that was third person. It's done in 3D, but it's a side scroller. I was really impressed by how tight the controls were and how few times I messed up due to the controls. If you played the original Game Boy one, there is a lot that is familiar, but tons of new things.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Buddy on September 30, 2017, 08:40:54 PM
I started playing Don’t Starve Together on the XBox since it just came out. It’s a challenging survival game but I’m pretty obsessed with it atm.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 24, 2017, 03:52:09 PM
OMG! Another Portal-ish game!  :jumps:


I might even break myself out of my dry spell for this one.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on December 25, 2017, 02:00:03 PM
OMG! Another Portal-ish game!  :jumps:
I might even break myself out of my dry spell for this one.

Squeeeee!
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 25, 2017, 02:10:18 PM
OMG! Another Portal-ish game!  :jumps:
I might even break myself out of my dry spell for this one.

Squeeeee!

:jumps:

You've played Portal, Joe?
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on December 26, 2017, 01:45:58 PM
OMG! Another Portal-ish game!  :jumps:
I might even break myself out of my dry spell for this one.

Squeeeee!

:jumps:

You've played Portal, Joe?

Yes! Got hooked on the first and played the second when it came out. Very creative for a puzzle game. The writing and voice work really makes it what it is.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 26, 2017, 06:07:25 PM
OMG! Another Portal-ish game!  :jumps:
I might even break myself out of my dry spell for this one.

Squeeeee!

:jumps:

You've played Portal, Joe?

Yes! Got hooked on the first and played the second when it came out. Very creative for a puzzle game. The writing and voice work really makes it what it is.

:grin:

There's a mod that came out aftwerwards, called Portal Stories: Mel in case you're interested and didn't know. It's a little more challenging IMO. Fun to play.

https://www.prismstudios.org/portalstories/ (https://www.prismstudios.org/portalstories/)
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: joeactor on December 26, 2017, 09:09:16 PM

:grin:

There's a mod that came out aftwerwards, called Portal Stories: Mel in case you're interested and didn't know. It's a little more challenging IMO. Fun to play.

https://www.prismstudios.org/portalstories/ (https://www.prismstudios.org/portalstories/)

I played some of the mods a while back, but don't remember this one. Might have to dust off the game for a spin.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Buddy on February 14, 2018, 01:36:38 AM
Just bought Forza 7 for the Xbox one. I’m excited to race around in a MINI, my stepdad is happy because his car is in the game (Dodge Challenger SRT8). My boyfriend and I get to test out the racing wheel we have too.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: No one on February 14, 2018, 10:34:36 AM
There is this visually stunning simulation of the game of life, I've been playing for years. I suck at it. Regrettably, I only perused through the fine print. Once you activate the account, it can not simply be terminated. Self termination or when your health bar as barren as your will to continue bar are the only options for ending the game.
Title: Re: Official* HAF Video Game Thread
Post by: Arturo on May 01, 2018, 01:53:49 AM
Can anyone help me find out how to play old PC