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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2010, 05:14:10 PM »
Now that I have a computer that can run Oblivion the way it was meant to be, I've reinstalled the game and have to say it looks spectacular with all the eye candy turned on. The adventure is just beginning, and I hope to spend quite a bit of time in Tamriel again.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2010, 05:17:10 AM »
To anyone playing Oblivion on PC:
http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/07/16/ten-essential-oblivion-mods/

I cannot WAIT for Elder Scrolls V!
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2010, 08:14:04 AM »
Even before you posted that, Altus, I was going to say I've considered buying the PC version of Oblivion (I have the PS3 "Game of the Year" edition with all the official downloadable content included) just so I can download some of the unofficial mods.

Speaking of Elder Scrolls V, I'm hoping too, but it still has never been officially announced that they're even planning on it.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2010, 08:56:03 AM »
Well guys, I finally took the plunge into the world of an xbox 360 console(been a pc gamer for way to many years) and been enjoying it.
I got the Halo Reach edition of the xbox and some of my friends have been talking about the new Black Ops coming out...sooo...should I wait and buy this or how good do you think it's going to be??
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« Reply #44 on: September 26, 2010, 08:12:18 AM »
Oblivion was also my first foray into RPG and I clocked up to 400 hours in that world, loved it. I have been a fan of Jeremy Soule since his work on Total Annihilation and although an often heard complaint about Oblivion are the "plastic looks", the world combined with his music was completely alive.

Halo: Reach is fantastic. Anyone here with an iPhone? If so, I did the music for a game called Star Defense ; )
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2010, 06:16:33 AM »
I have oblivion for pc - and ran it on my old 2005 desktop with basically everything dialed back to nothing.  It was still phenomal - but obviously missing stuff - I'm looking forward to the PS3 GOTY edition!

I played Soul Calibur 4 a bit this weekend - darn fun. 

Otherwise - I'm still working on Dragonquest IX on DS - have to level up a bit to get through the next round of bosses.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #46 on: September 30, 2010, 08:54:44 AM »
I've decided I can't possibly buy Oblivion for the PC, because the time vortex is just too great with that game. 

I love video games too much to let myself get started with them. My greatest periods of productivity (and periods of more Hypnos CD releases coming out) have been when I've abstained from video games!
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #47 on: September 30, 2010, 09:06:53 AM »
I've decided I can't possibly buy Oblivion for the PC, because the time vortex is just too great with that game. 

I love video games too much to let myself get started with them. My greatest periods of productivity (and periods of more Hypnos CD releases coming out) have been when I've abstained from video games!

That is exactly why I stopped playing BIG games. The time consumption is huge. The end product of all that time is ... almost nothing.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #48 on: September 30, 2010, 11:23:21 AM »

I was beginning to wonder if I was the only one who doesn't play games ? ('Chess titans' not included)
I used to play 'Asteroids' as a kid, but nothing now.

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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #49 on: October 08, 2010, 10:36:30 PM »
I used to spend a lot of time (and even more when laid off) in Guild Wars, over the past several months a new one has taken hold of me - Perfect World, free MMORPG and waaaaaaay more in-depth for what you have to do compared to the current GW (can't wait for GW2, now I hear pushed out till 1st half of next year.....).

There is a lot of stuff to do in PWi.....check it out, free to play, don't have to spend ANY $ unless YOU WANT something from the boutique (stuff you can't get elsewhere, etc....). I've blown $140 so far in it for flying mounts, materials that were not dropping as well as they were (if u r >5-10 lvls above what drops it, ratio goes WAY DOWN for it, takes a LOT longer,  as an FYI) but it's pretty cool. If you leave game outside an outpost/city you are there when you log back in. You can have multiple accounts BUT have to be different email addresses, etc...

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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2010, 10:39:00 AM »
Good thing that game is "free" if it takes $140 of imaginary doo-dads to make it fun to play.

I'm afraid to try MMORPGs in case I enjoy them too much and ruin my life. Same reason I avoid trying heroin.   ;)
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #51 on: October 10, 2010, 06:44:29 AM »
Speaking of MMOs, did anyone ever play Asheron's Call 2?  It was my first MMO experience, and I still have very fond memories of that game.

Not only was the game world beautiful (amazing engine for it's time), the music was essentially generative ambient music.  And it would change depending on the situation.  If there were no enemies around, the music would be fairly calm.  Otherwise it would become more active, especially during combat.  This is very different from what most games do, where a totally different soundtrack will play/loop depending on the situation.  The music in the game never really fully changed.  It was all based on 10-20 second loops that were chosen at random.
Anyway I'm rambling, but I've yet to see such a unique music experience in a game since.  If anyone's curious to hear it, I could post a track I had compiled years ago.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #52 on: October 11, 2010, 08:24:35 PM »
I've been giving Eve Online a spin lately. Yes, it can be a time-sink, but if you want to be a casual like me, mining asteroids and saving up for gradually better ships, the game allows for that, as well, without a huge time commitment. The deep, technological and meta side of the game is there as well(boy, is it ever), but i've found i can have fun and get stuff done without spending half a day doing it. Probably the steepest learning curve of any game out there, but for now, I'm enjoying being a casual pilot. Also, I got into a long session yesterday with Oblivion, but it was totally worth it!  ;)
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2010, 10:36:52 AM »
I have an unexpected (or at least forgotten until recently) 3-day weekend coming up and I have allocated a block of hours Sunday for VIDEO GAME TIME... yes!

Now I just need to choose between moving forward from where I left off on Half-Life 2, replaying Portal, or re-starting Oblivion with a magic-user character instead of a brawler.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2010, 11:18:45 AM »
The last couple of weekends I've given myself a couple of carefully allotted video game sessions.  Seriously, I set up an egg timer in there when I play so I don't waste my whole weekend on Oblivion. I'm starting the game over from the beginning so I can play through as a Sorcerer, rather than just poking around in a mostly-depleted game world as my high-level Battlemage.

Ah, I miss buying potatoes and rat meat and picking plants and mushrooms, spending a bunch of time on alchemy, and selling the resulting potions. I wish real life worked like that -- make money AND level up!
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« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2010, 12:25:17 PM »
As long as you don't forget to sleep that is ; )

I remember roaming in one of those towers looking at the strange icon in the Hud and not quite understanding its purpose... until I slept and went five levels up ; )

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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #56 on: October 29, 2010, 04:18:08 AM »
Just in time for Halloween... Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
http://www.amnesiagame.com/

A spooky first-person adventure game that's been getting great reviews.  I just bought it on Steam (I love their sales)... I'll probably try it out this weekend.
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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #57 on: October 30, 2010, 10:18:42 AM »
Good thing that game is "free" if it takes $140 of imaginary doo-dads to make it fun to play.

I'm afraid to try MMORPGs in case I enjoy them too much and ruin my life. Same reason I avoid trying heroin.   ;)

Well it is free to play. If you want to create multiple characters to do the lower lvl material farming you can. I do that with a couple lower lvl chars. But it is time consuming. I did an event last night for 5.5 hrs and made ~1.3mil coin = great as I needed the coinage. It was brutal too, bodies everywhere due to the roaming mobs HAHAHA. Interesting, hope to do another one again at some point. Not sure when next one will be.


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« Reply #58 on: November 08, 2010, 12:41:49 PM »
Castlevania, Lord of Shadows is a fantastic game with some of the most beautiful graphics of this generation. Replaying Alan Wake and finding it entrancing once again, despite the many mistakes the games makes. Also trying to finish up on Modern Warefare 2, the Washington DC levels are incredibly impressive.

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Re: Now Playing - the video game edition
« Reply #59 on: November 22, 2010, 09:35:36 AM »
finished dragonquest IX DS - (still have lots of 'bonus' content - but main quest done a while ago) -

started the humorously named..   final fantasy - the 4 heroes of the light!  On DS.

It's very very very very very very cartoon like.   and quite a bit different from most of the ff's I've played.  still fun.  linear as always - but at this point even more linear than normal.
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