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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Dommy73 on Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:03 am

I didn't exactly dislike DA2, but didn't love it either.
But it was so different from DA:O. Much more casual.

Story wise... It shows you the start of the mage rebellion, which is a huge conflict present in DA:I.
Unless you're hardcore DA:O and strategy fan I think it's worth trying (does origin offer game time tryout for DA2?).
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Cpt(K) on Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:51 am

So I began playing Destiny about three weeks ago, and have been relatively active. I must say that though the game is fun (I do still play) it appears as if the developers scrimped on the immersion department among other things. Graphically the game is okay, but when it comes to the little things - the game fails miserably. Anyone else disappointed with huge titles, and their lack of environmental effectiveness? At this time how hard would it have been for the developers to animate the terrain better? Atmospheres are so lazy looking, and dull.

Customization is a redeeming factor, but I would've enjoyed an optional third-person perspective throughout the game. I'm amazed at the community modifications for titles like Fallout or the Elderscrolls, which have an absolutely superior first person scheme - (http://www.nexusmods.com/oblivion/mods/20891/?) although, their not necessarily without bugs.

Next generation platforms aren't a complete disappointment, I'm still waiting for The Division, and Bloodborne.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Menopauss on Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:15 am

Playling a bit too much of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare this past month.

Given the fact most of my friends play it too, it's hard to imagine I'll be stopping any time soon. Just so addicting.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Lamrock on Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:35 am

Nba 2k15 (ps4)! Oh wait no I'm not - some losers hacked in to PSN and my 2k15 is digital...
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Postby R4zoR on Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:24 am

Started playing Boson X a whole lot, that i got from the indegala bundles. Really addicting game
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Dommy73 on Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:12 pm

I have started playing Arma 3 (the devs are local) and I must say it's perfect (better then previous games).

After a brief firefight with an enemy patrol one lav diverted to our location and then bang, bang, everyone is dead, game over :D
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Lean on Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:50 pm

O hai gaiz.

Good to see Lamrock play Dragon Age: Origins. (Y) I clocked in 153 hours in my last playthrough (including all DLCs and the expansion).

Lamrock wrote:I've heard DA 2 sucks - should I skip it or is it important to the story?


deihatein wrote:I've seen from everywhere that it's a skip. Not sure but I think Lean played and wasn't impressed.


I am still right at the start of the second act. I cringe at the repetitive dungeons, the terrible voice acting of the main character, and the new art style (it's still medieval, but compared to the sleekness of Origins, the changes in the style of DA2 is not welcome to my eyes at least. Apparently the guys at BioWare preferred spikes and squares for DA2), I am also getting a feeling that the story isn't as good as Origins.

The thing is, I am trying to complete DA2 from my transferred Origins save, so that I can transfer my DA2 save to Inquisition. I do so, so I have one continuity of my Dragon Age playthrough.

I tried using Dragon Age Keep, the new save-transferring system for Inquisition -- it does not require you to complete both Origins and DA2 since you can shape your Dragon Age lore using the Keep. You just need to log in EA Origin or use your BioWare Social account. I tried mine, and it still reads my playthrough from way back in 2009!
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Kevin on Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:18 pm

Started playing skyrim again since I bought a new laptop. Runs at 25-20 fps with an ENB and tons of other mods. I recommend you guys to install the Toccata Follower mod. Cause dis gurl is <3
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Lean on Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:06 pm

Shadow of Mordor is pretty fun. Love how the Uruks you've killed/killed you greet you upon meeting them again.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Dommy73 on Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:29 pm

I ragequitted SoM - my first veteran uruk (or whatever they're called) was some bitch with c-bow, which had immunity to ranged and stealth.
Plus he was able to basically instakill me from distance.
He almost killed me three times (he wouldn't even finish me off), got even more buffed and after some time I finally killed him.

Than the fucker came back and killed me (again, left me for dead) again even stronger than before. That was the moment I ragequitted.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Lean on Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:57 am

But how do you permanently kill an Uruk Captain?
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby [Q] on Wed Jan 07, 2015 2:08 pm

2300+ DOS games in your browser.
Don't mind me while I waste the next couple hours.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Dommy73 on Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:49 pm

Lean wrote:But how do you permanently kill an Uruk Captain?

I guess you never know. Maybe those who actually managed to kill you have bigger chance of respawning?
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Lean on Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:46 pm

Okay I did a Google-Fu, Kotaku said that there's no real way to permanently kill Uruk Captains/Warchiefs. While some suggest that the only way to kill them permanently is to behead them. And I think you can only do that by execution kills that randomly select the beheading animation.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:25 pm

Qballer wrote:2300+ DOS games in your browser.
Don't mind me while I waste the next couple hours.


And bookmarked.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby el badman on Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:11 am

Lean wrote:While some suggest that the only way to kill them permanently is to behead them. And I think you can only do that by execution kills that randomly select the beheading animation.

That.
I never encountered any of them again once they were beheaded.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Lamrock on Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:33 pm

Working on a few games right now. 2K15 is in my rotation the most - mostly playing myCareer and NBA Today. Might give myTeam a shot and start a myLeague though.

Infamous: Second Son was a game I was really excited about as I liked the first two and it takes place in Seattle! Pretty disappointed with it though. It was kind of neat seeing Seattle landmarks and such, but while there are some nice touches, the layout is way off and it feels like one of those movies that is set in Seattle, but filmed in Vancouver. Not enjoying the gameplay as much either. The first two had funner missions, and the gameplay seemed to be more strategic. Now it just boils down to blasting guys until your health gets low, and ducking out for 15 seconds or so. The graphics are good and it's neat how they use the PS4's new features I suppose, but I definitely expected more.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is pretty good. It's a bit slow and some of the quests are kind of boring (collect 10 __'s... FOR THE INQUISITION) but it's well-written and I like the spectacle. A definite time-suck but I'll stick it out.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby [Q] on Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:58 pm

Just finished up the free Injustice game on PS4. I usually hate story modes or "campaign" single player type stuff but the story was actually halfway decent and they integrated the battles in pretty well.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Cpt(K) on Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:26 am

I decided to try out XCOM: Enemy Within and I'm pleased for the most part. I spent over an hour trying to complete a single operation without severe casualties", first pipe" I think was the mission name. and their were a ridiculous amount of cryssalids that kept spawning indefinitely on a ship - the final objective of the mission was to rendezvous before an airstrike hit the infested ship.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Lean on Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:18 pm

A power struggle mission in Shadow of Mordor has this "death by trial" on an Uruk Captain. He faced a Caragor one-on-one. The mission description said that I should interfere while they're fighting, but Caragors are a pain to kill, plus the captain summons a lot of Uruks to fight by his side. I waited the fight to get finished, the captain took a lot of damage from the Caragor which he killed. The mission failed, but after that, the captain walked away and I stealth-killed him. Heh.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Kevin on Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:06 am

Played DA:Inquisition and I need a LITTLE help from you guys. I'm now at the part where we kill this big demon thingy guy and he has this armor and you need to shut down the green thing so his armor would be gone and yadah yadah yadah. It basically is the first real mission of the game. Problem is, I'm still stuck there. The Mage guy doesn't do crap and the short long hair guy dies first everytime and the french girl dies the second. I'm fucking stuck. help
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Lamrock on Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:37 pm

It's been a couple weeks since I beat that mission but that I remember that I got it on my first day, albeit barely. I remember running around reviving my guys whenever they'd get killed - it took awhile but my homies finally whittled his health down all the way.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Dommy73 on Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:06 pm

KevinParker13 wrote:Played DA:Inquisition and I need a LITTLE help from you guys. I'm now at the part where we kill this big demon thingy guy and he has this armor and you need to shut down the green thing so his armor would be gone and yadah yadah yadah. It basically is the first real mission of the game. Problem is, I'm still stuck there. The Mage guy doesn't do crap and the short long hair guy dies first everytime and the french girl dies the second. I'm fucking stuck. help

What difficulty is this? What char are you? You should also have support from other soldiers in there.

Try to play in tactical mode:
Start with full potions.
Make Cassandra tank the demon so it's not facing you.
Make Solas and Varric stay put (they're ranged anyway) - I think it's double clicking in tacmode.
Your char's job is to distrupt the rift as much as possible - it strips demon's armor and stuns it. By disrupting you'll get shades from the rift - use Varric and Solas to get rid of them.
Use Solas' barrier to protect Cassandra from power attacks (disable it's auto-use).
If you're playing as a mage then rotate barriers on Cassandra.
Cassandra have this aggro pull ability - disable auto-use and pull to her.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Kevin on Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:31 pm

I'm an archer (human)

Will try and do those things.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby formx on Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:48 pm

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Wins against Qballer 3-0 as Schalke 04 vs Galatasary and Qballer rage quits. :lol:
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Postby [Q] on Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:18 pm

formx wrote:Loses to Qballer 7-0 as AFC Wimbledon vs Real Madrid

Wins against Qballer 3-0 as Schalke 04 vs Galatasary and Qballer rage quits. :lol:


Lol playing with 2 friends and one of them didn't like losing
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby shadowgrin on Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:05 pm

3 against 1 match and you guys were losing? That's even more pathetic than rage quitting.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Kevin on Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:40 am

Brawn Shadley wrote:3 against 1 match and you guys were losing? That's even more pathetic than rage quitting.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby el badman on Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:46 am

Finished the first episodes for both Game Of Thrones and Tales From The Borderlands, which were both very solid (especially the second one): getting tired of the horrible gamepad controls and no-fun combat in South Park TSOT, so I'm thinking about quitting that one; a little bored with Watch Dogs, can't seem to really get into it, but that one I'll try to finish; and just started Far Cry 4, which looks absolutely stunning at max settings.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Dommy73 on Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:14 am

I actually prefered gamepad for South Park, much more intuitive when using abilities (tbh, i couldn't even get past jewish basic training on keyboard).
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby [Q] on Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:09 pm

KevinParker13 wrote:
Brawn Shadley wrote:3 against 1 match and you guys were losing? That's even more pathetic than rage quitting.
:lol: :lol:

Being the 1 is always a huge advantage because you always know what you are doing ,but it's difficult to play defense with 3 players because dudes are off screen and pulling defenders from the back line
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Postby formx on Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:32 pm

At least y'all won once. :lol:
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Postby Lamrock on Mon Feb 02, 2015 3:21 am

I am a few games away from the playoffs in both myLeague and myCareer in 2K and have active games going in Far Cry 4 and inFamous Second Son but those games haven't been grabbing me much lately. I'm also about halfway through Dragon Age Inquisition. Gotta say the fetch quests have gotten to the point where playing feels like a bit of a chore.

So while I have most of the top games from last year and yet when I fire up my PS4, I usually just end up playing OlliOlli. That game is really hard but addicting.
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Postby deihatein on Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:00 am

Replaying God of War 2 for the 4th time. Still good. I've just been noticing the ridiculous pace it has especially from the higher difficulty. GoW 1 from what I remember at least gives you some break from the action by having puzzles. GoW 3 has you walking a mile before you even get to the action.

"You've just fought a new enemy? You died like 5 times? Cool, once you get down from the ladder another new enemy type which is much harder than the last. You feel like you can take on anything after that? BOSS BATTLE!!"

I have not played it yet but it seems GoW: Ascension doesn't feel like a GoW even though from the gameplay that I have seen it has the typical GoW action. The bad reception that I've been reading from it isn't good news too.
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Postby Lamrock on Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:18 am

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Postby Pdub on Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:38 am

Been playing Evolve with a couple of friends on Saturdays. If anyone plays and wants to join so we can get a foursome party going, let me know.

Got Battlefield Hardline as well. Been playing through the singleplayer story. So far it's pretty good. Going to get into the multiplayer once I finish the campaign.
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Postby [Q] on Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:08 pm

Pdub wrote:Got Battlefield Hardline as well. Been playing through the singleplayer story. So far it's pretty good. Going to get into the multiplayer once I finish the campaign.

I'm doing the opposite. Might check out single player if I get tired of online. im a fan of Kelly hu and Benito Martinez
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Kenny on Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:19 pm

Recently finished Heavy Rain (got it for 10 bucks at Big W) and Fallout New Vegas (second time). Now I'm kind of at a loss.

Might have another look at my collection to see what there is. Hope I don't have to resort to playing Duke Nukem Forever :lol:
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Dommy73 on Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:36 pm

Qballer wrote:
Pdub wrote:Got Battlefield Hardline as well. Been playing through the singleplayer story. So far it's pretty good. Going to get into the multiplayer once I finish the campaign.

I'm doing the opposite. Might check out single player if I get tired of online. im a fan of Kelly hu and Benito Martinez


I would recommend playing single player 1 chapter per day. To get the most out of the TV series format - every time you close the game you'll get the "next on hardline" and next time you play singleplayer you'll see the "previously on hardline".
You really have to embrace the cop show thing to get the most out of it.

Also you'll get some battlepacks for finishing chapters and collecting evidence.
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Postby [Q] on Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:39 pm

Free battle packs? Bronze I'm assuming? I might do it for the free packs
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Postby Pdub on Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:52 pm

Bronze is what I have gotten, but I am only half way through.
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Postby Dommy73 on Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:47 pm

Go to your Battlelog Agent > Awards > Assignments section and you can see all the rewards.
For episodes 1 through 7 you'll get Bronze battlepack per episode. For episodes 8 and 9 you'll get Silver for each. And you'll get a Gold one for ep. 10 (the ending).
Plus you'll get a Silver battlepack for each case you'll solve (find all the evidence).

That's a total of
7 Bronze battlepacks
9 Silver battlepacks
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Kevin on Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:21 am

Playing The Forest and Dying Light. The Forest has a very bright future, I guarantee it.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby deihatein on Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:49 pm

BINDING OF FUCKING ISSAC: REBIRTH. THAT IS ALL
shadowgrin wrote:Quick question: who is better in basketball, a black dude or a pinoy dude. If you thought or considered for a moment that it's the black dude then you're also a little bit racist.

End of any racist discussion.


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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby el badman on Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:44 am

Trying to finish as many missions as possible in Far Cry 4, started Alien: Isolation recently, playing episodes 2 of Tales From The Borderlands and Dreamfall Chapters, and about to play episode 3 of Game Of Thrones.
I'm trying to get mostly everything out of the way in order to prepare for The Witcher 3.
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Dommy73 on Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:11 am

Right now I'm playing Hardline and ocassionally CS:GO (usually end up being called hacker).
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Cpt(K) on Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:23 am

Sometimes I think these developers are sadistic bastards . . .

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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Kevin on Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:29 am

Cpt(K) wrote:Sometimes I think these developers are sadistic bastards . . .

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Is that Dark Souls?
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Re: Games you're playing right now, and my freetime's demise

Postby Cpt(K) on Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:38 pm

Bloodborne - very similar in many ways, though according to the big honcho (Miyazaki) - it's more of a Demon's Souls-esque title. Let's just say I'm having a hard time with cooperation - specifically with friends. That screenshot marks the 5th time I fell victim to going solo (shortly afterwards I conceded and another random hunter joined my game, in which he made short work of the boss).


Here's some footage of my gameplay. I encountered this boss for the first time a while ago (this video is my first and only encounter), I applied a bloodgem with special properties which allowed my attack damage to increase at a certain percentage when at full health - so I was spamming blood vials as I wasn't particularly powerful at that time.
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