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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:29 PM

So, what everybody playing these days?

I'm split between co-op game of Borderlands 2 for PS, Little Big Planet Vita, and Avernum 4 for on Steam. I'm going through chemo right now, so I don't have much else to do but play video games.

Hoping to pick up the new X-Com some day soon, when I have the money. Persona 4 Golden for Vita also catching my eye. I think the Vita is a fantastic little system.

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Reply So, what everybody playing these days? (Original post)
Evoman Nov 2012 OP
EarlG Nov 2012 #1
Neoma Nov 2012 #2
Ohio Joe Nov 2012 #3
Evoman Nov 2012 #4
Ohio Joe Nov 2012 #6
uriel1972 Nov 2012 #10
Ohio Joe Dec 2012 #35
romana Nov 2012 #5
SilveryMoon Nov 2012 #7
dogknob Dec 2012 #26
SilveryMoon Dec 2012 #36
white_wolf Nov 2012 #8
Fix The Stupid Nov 2012 #11
white_wolf Nov 2012 #12
Fix The Stupid Nov 2012 #13
uriel1972 Nov 2012 #9
Angleae Nov 2012 #14
white_wolf Nov 2012 #15
Hayabusa Nov 2012 #16
romana Nov 2012 #17
uriel1972 Nov 2012 #18
Hayabusa Nov 2012 #19
dogknob Dec 2012 #27
FloridaJudy Dec 2012 #31
Hayabusa Dec 2012 #32
FloridaJudy Dec 2012 #33
Aerows Jan 2013 #37
Broken_Hero Nov 2012 #20
Broken_Hero Dec 2012 #30
Broken_Hero Jan 2013 #39
Evoman Jan 2013 #41
Broken_Hero Jan 2013 #42
Evoman Jan 2013 #43
Broken_Hero Jan 2013 #46
lovemydog Nov 2012 #21
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #22
Evoman Jan 2013 #44
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #45
sam11 Dec 2012 #23
ZombieHorde Dec 2012 #24
Hayabusa Dec 2012 #28
SomethingFishy Dec 2012 #25
romana Dec 2012 #29
truebrit71 Dec 2012 #34
Hayabusa Jan 2013 #38
Dash87 Jan 2013 #62
Hayabusa Jan 2013 #63
SilveryMoon Jan 2013 #40
uriel1972 Jan 2013 #48
Angleae Jan 2013 #49
SilveryMoon Jan 2013 #51
Angleae Jan 2013 #53
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #47
Evoman Jan 2013 #58
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #59
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Evoman Jan 2013 #55
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Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #52
Evoman Jan 2013 #54
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #56
Evoman Jan 2013 #57
Jamaal510 Jan 2013 #61
FloridaJudy Jan 2013 #64
Evoman Jan 2013 #65
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Evoman Jan 2013 #69
AZCat Jan 2013 #71
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Yukari Yakumo Feb 2013 #74
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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:40 PM

1. Currently splitting time between

Eve Online (PC) and Assassin's Creed 3 (Xbox).

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:44 PM

2. 5th Harry Potter game. $10 deal, not bad.

I only lack one more, and I then have all 8 of them.

But I'm now playing the game of, "unload the dishwasher." Then maybe I'll play, "vacuum the home."

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 03:46 PM

3. I'm doing a lot of Borderlands 2...

The next DLC is out tomorrow. I hope they raise the level cap and also bring out the ability to reset challenges (PC has it already). I also want to get the new X-com, I have a few friends who have it and they love it. I want to fire up D3 again and see if the new patches have made it any better... oh, also still doing my regular Alpha Centuari/Alien Crossfire games

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:03 PM

4. Best turn based game ever, Alpha centauri. I found it hard to go back to civs after all the neat

techs. I love playing as the University and researching...last time I played though, I got trapped betweeen the fundies and the bad aliens and got massacred.

I love the old x-com, so I'm excited to play it. And playing BL2 is just the tits. So many good games out......and more coming down the pipe. Have you played Dishonored yet? Wanna play that one and then wait for Bioshock Infinite.

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Response to Evoman (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:38 PM

6. No, never tried it

I'll poke about for a PC or PS3 demo and give it a try. If you have not tried it, check out Rise of Nations/Thrones and Patriots from Big Huge Games... Before they were bought out by 38 Studios... It is a RTS with the depth of TBS. Designed by Brian Reynolds, the same guy that designed SMaC/X. Played on slow speed with max cost/time for discoveries and a Big Huge map size, it plays as epic as any of the Civ games (and follows the same time span).

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Response to Ohio Joe (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:51 AM

10. Alpha Centauri

is available at www.gog.com for about $6 gonna try it tonight. Should be interesting.

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 11:12 AM

35. If you can...

Also grab the expansion pack, Alien Crossfire. It adds 8 new factions plus a lot more, it's well worth it.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:44 PM

5. TSW

Still playing The Secret World here, though playtime is limited.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:43 PM

7. Dragon Age Origins

Having discovered the wonderful world of mods in PC gaming, Dragon Age is even more fun than it was previously.

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Response to SilveryMoon (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:45 PM

26. Morrigan's Pregnant With My 19th Love Child!

After the disastrous DA2 and EA getting to watch Skyrim kick ass, there is a great deal of thought/work going into DA3. Looking forward to it.

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Response to dogknob (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 01:10 AM

36. I am so hoping the "Love Child" appears in DA3 in some way

So many possibilities with that story line...

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:38 PM

8. I just got the Wii U so I'm currently playing Mario Brothers U.

I've also been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic some.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 08:21 AM

11. How do you like it? The new Wii?


I might sell my old one and get this new one...

Can't wait for the new Super Mario and new Mario Kart - Woohoo!

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Response to Fix The Stupid (Reply #11)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:11 PM

12. Disclaimer: I have been a Nintendo fanboy since I was 5 and started playing the NES

With that out of the way I really like it. Nintendo is making some of the changes they should have made a long time ago. HD graphics (Mario looks great in HD) and more importantly they are focusing on online gaming more. The Mii-verse Nintendo's free online service is pretty neat. It's fun to just see what other people are saying about the games and talk to them. It's also nice that you can simply download most games if you don't want to buy the physical copy from the store. Sadly, there aren't many games that use online modes yet, but I'm sure we'll see more later on which leads me to my next point. Nintendo seems to be really trying to get 3rd party developers on board and I think that is key. I'm also glad storage space is SD cards and they didn't go the Microsoft route of making you buy an expensive hard drive for you system.

As to the system itself, I really like it. The Gamepad is a really neat thing, it isn't as revolutionary as the Wii's motion controls, but it is really good. It's really fun to be able to play games while someone else watches TV, it's also really neat in ZombieU since your inventory is one that screen and the game doesn't pause when you are looking through your inventory so it adds a lot of tension. I also like how it lets you control your TV from the Gamepad and streaming Netflix to your TV is very easy, a lot simpler than my PS3.

Overall I really like it. However, if you buy it I suggest the Deluxe edition. The basic really isn't worth saving 50$ for since the Deluxe has a lot more storage space (though you can always add SD cards so it isn't a huge deal) and comes with Nintendo Land which looks to be a fun party game.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:51 PM

13. Awesome - just what I wanted to hear...


Can't wait - and yes, seems silly to buy anything but the deluxe edition...

Just getting through Donkey Kong Country on the Wii now.... $*#!ing hard game...

Thanks for the review

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:41 AM

9. Just got back into WoW

Starting up from nothing and building from there is my favourite way to play.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:38 AM

14. Still playing Fallout 3

Fallout New Vegas bored me and I have no interest in Skyrim. I might give Dragon Age a try.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #14)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 12:44 PM

15. Dragon Age is good. It's a very old school classic Bioware RPG.

Also, if you haven't played it yet I highly recommend checking out the original Knights of the Old Republic. Even if you aren't a Star Wars fan, it's a great RPG.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:50 PM

16. Baldur's Gate

the original. Right now, I'm stocking up to save Dynaheir as a human fighter. Minsc and Boo will forever be the best!

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:35 PM

17. Boo!

Love that game so much!

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 08:47 PM

18. Go for the eyes! nt

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Response to uriel1972 (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 09:44 PM

19. "Fall on my sword while you can, evil!

I won't be as gentle!"

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:48 PM

27. Sqeeeeak!

That's Boo about to go for your eyes.

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 08:45 AM

31. These are NOT the actions of warrior form!

Honestly, that woman gets so annoying some times I want to leave her out for the Basilisks.

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Response to FloridaJudy (Reply #31)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 02:15 PM

32. That Jaheira? I like her

Especially in the "No, you don't get to move!" combo with a web-casting Dynaheir.

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #32)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 07:04 PM

33. No, Branwen - the Cleric

She sure does kvetch a lot.

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Response to FloridaJudy (Reply #33)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 11:49 AM

37. Ugh

Branwen. LOL. She is annoying.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:13 PM

20. I've been putting some serious

time into Skyrim again. I'm finally leveled out as far as I can go, which on the PS3 is about level 81 and a half(I'm about half way to level 82). I have all my attribute levels at 100, the hardest to get to 100 was Alteration, but I did find that Ironflesh was the best at making it level up(throwing in transmute from time to time).

I only need two more shouts, and I got them all....

Not sure what else to do now...but after I get the last two shouts I think I'm going to take a break and dive into Lego Batman II

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Response to Broken_Hero (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:07 PM

30. Finally took a break from Skyrim

sorta... But I downloaded another 5 gigs to get DC Universe Online Legends another shot....after a 14hr download, I put in a few hours this morning, before the servers went down for maintenance. Thinking about starting Prototype tonight...

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Response to Broken_Hero (Reply #30)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:22 PM

39. Started Borderlands today

at first I was kinda annoyed by claptrap, but...he is growing on me.

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Response to Broken_Hero (Reply #39)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:43 PM

41. First borlderlands?

It was great fun, and the second one is even better.

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Response to Evoman (Reply #41)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:38 PM

42. Yep, the first one

its not bad so far,

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Response to Broken_Hero (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:28 PM

43. Are you playing coop or by yourself?

If you can find a friend to play with you, it increases the fun factor by about ten. I played with a friend and my bro, and we had an awesome time with it and the expansions (especially the Fort Knox dlc, which is worth it).

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Response to Evoman (Reply #43)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:28 AM

46. I'm playing by myself,

don't know anyone else to play co-op with.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 09:24 PM

21. Borderlands 2

on PS3. Currently level 27 Commando. Love this game!

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 11:48 PM

22. Heavy gear

With actual miniatures, tape measures and dice.

The rules are as muddy as can be...but it's fun.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:34 PM

44. Never heard of that one. Is it kind of like Warhammer?

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Response to Evoman (Reply #44)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:14 PM

45. Yes, it's miniatures...and line of sight

And all of that. But the rules are way muddy. YouTube is great though, people have posted videos of how to play.

Warhammer is true 25 mm...this is 1/144. Same scale as flames of war.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:43 AM

23. Cut the Rope game

I'm an entertainment lover love to play online games, played so many by me but Cut the Rope is my favorite in current days and playing same game these days online at chillgames having huge collection of all entertaining games.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:18 PM

24. Skyrim and Dead Nation.

I've played a ridiculous amount of Skyrim. I don't even know how many different characters I have made.

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:53 PM

28. Playing some Oblivion right now

and trying to DL Arena, too...

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:58 PM

25. Christmas is a pain in the ass for gaming.. everything at once

and I don't have the time to get to everything... Plus my damn kids are hogging all the gaming systems while school is out..

That said I am playing Lego LOTR, possibly the best Lego game so far.. and playing Black Ops II the campaign, Zombies of course and embarrassing myself in multiplayer... Borderlands 2 also...

In the wings is Family Guy, NFS Most Wanted, Assassins Creed III, and Far Cry 3...

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Response to SomethingFishy (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:57 PM

29. ACIII

I got Assassin's Creed III free with a new computer purchase. Never played the others. It's pretty fun so far.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:53 AM

34. Still playing Battlefield III

...

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 05:53 PM

38. In the past 24 hours...

Elder Scrolls I: Arena
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Call of Duty: World at War
Angry Birds: Star Wars
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
Aces of the Pacific

And tried to install Betrayal At Krondor on my computer.

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Response to Hayabusa (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:36 PM

62. COD:WAW is the hidden gem of the COD series.

Vastly underappreciated, and very very fun. I loved the SP and Nazi Zombies gameplay (I don't play MP - think I had like 30 mins total playtime).

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Response to Dash87 (Reply #62)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:01 PM

63. I did well with a Thompson, but forgot about...

the window at my back. I should have just fallen back to a wall and lasted for as long as I could there. I know I could have rushed back to grab more ammo between waves.

As for the main storyline, it's great as well, but I still consider COD 2 as the best game in the franchise. Also, the WW2 parts need more Ardennes. I think all we've gotten was a bunker attack in 1.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 05:35 AM

40. KOTOR 2 The Sith Lords

Enjoying it on the PC for the first time. I am loving the Restored Content Mod.

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Response to SilveryMoon (Reply #40)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 11:18 PM

48. Dusting off the discs right now

To see if I can get it to work on Win8 also downloading the RCM as we speak.
Oh yeah you can get it on STEAM now for $9.99 I think.

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Response to SilveryMoon (Reply #40)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:35 AM

49. Too bad it (and it's predecessor) won't support widescreen mode.

That's the only reason I don't play them any more.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #49)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 05:12 PM

51. There are mods/workarounds for widescreen support.

The minimap will be messed up. And I think it's different for Steam versions.

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Response to SilveryMoon (Reply #51)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:04 PM

53. I could never get them to work.

I've got Baldur's Gate II working on widescreen (and need to redo it due to a new monitor) but I could never get KOTOR/KOTOR2 to work.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 05:54 PM

47. I'm playing Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten,

and X-Com: UFO Defense (an old game, but I want to see what the X-Com games are like.)

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #47)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:42 AM

58. Couldn't play Amnesia for long.

Something about not being armed creeped me out too much. I'm like a GD gun nut....I need a weapon to keep me from pissing myself out of fear. If I was actually in the game, at the very least I would have broken a chair and used the legs as a weapon.

BTW, have you heard of the new X-Com game? If you get tired of the visuals of the old x com, you could always pick up the new one provided you have a good pc or console. I hear it's pretty faithful to the old games.

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Response to Evoman (Reply #58)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:57 AM

59. I downloaded the demo off of Steam, but I haven't checked it out yet.

I am not very far into Amnesia. I just saw the monster, and I thought "oh shit, what do I do now?" I ran away, got lost, and started hallucinating. Funny in retrospect, but I wasn't laughing at the time.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 12:56 PM

50. Started playing Skyrim again, using the creation kit

Tweaking perks in the Sneak tree to work with other skills, such as backstabbing with a bolt spell without being seen. Will probably link a quest to access these extra perks. Still a work in progress.

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Response to BklnDem75 (Reply #50)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:43 PM

55. I'm suprised by how much people play/like Skyrim.

I put in about 70 hours (which is quite a lot for me, considering I have Gaming ADD), but most people I know are way over 100 hours. I liked it enough, but after I was powerful, I got bored of the game and I had no interest in starting with a new character.

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Response to Evoman (Reply #55)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:20 PM

60. I felt that way before I took my break

Was before the creation kit and didn't deal with mods back then. Between the slight adjustments I'm making on my game, and the ever increasing mods being created, I found a new love for the game. Increased perks, challenging enemies, new quests and the scenery changes with the towns and villages enhanced mods... It's hard not to love a constantly changing world.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:45 PM

52. Mostly Pokemon (Black and White 2),

but occasionally I play Mario Kart 64, Super Mario 64/Sunshine, Street Fighter 4, Diddy Kong Racing DS, Mortal Kombat, and Madden 2013.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #52)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 11:41 PM

54. I'm guessing you are playing on a Wii? Or do you have the new Nintendo system?

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Response to Evoman (Reply #54)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:40 AM

56. I have an N64 and 4 Nintendo DSes,

but no Wii.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #56)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:38 AM

57. Have you ever played the Professor Layton games?

One of the best series on DS. Puzzle games with a cute story. The games have over a hundred puzzles, and they are all different. Fun as hell.

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Response to Evoman (Reply #57)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:52 PM

61. Never heard of it, but will check it out.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 08:30 PM

64. My old favorite - Civilization

But I'm getting seriously steamed with Steam - I used to be able to play even when the 'net was down. Not any more...grrrr!

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Response to FloridaJudy (Reply #64)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:09 PM

65. Just change the options on steam to "play offline". It's in the menu options.

Unfortunately, I think you need to be in online mode to shut it off to offline mode.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:26 PM

66. I'm back to old school stuff: Eternal Lands

 

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It's an old game and the graphics sure can't compete with some of the slickness out there today, but I find it very enjoyable in a nostalgic way.

Lots of crafting and collecting tons of junk, which I like. Summoning, magic, weaponry, archery - you are not restrained by a class as all are available to you.

http://www.eternal-lands.com/

edit to add warning: The characters all walk like Romney.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:16 PM

67. I'm *still* playing New Vegas...

I believe I have clocked over a hundred hours by now. And I'm not done.

I think I've done pretty much everything there is to do in Mojave, except going to Caesar's side of the lake and I have not yet set foot on the Strip. Before hitting the Strip I thought I'd do the DLCs, so I've finished Dead Money and Honest Hearts and just started Old World Blues. I like the premise, but I the enemies are so overpowered that it's getting tedious really quickly.

My character just hit level 50 and is a stealth/sniper build so it's best for me when I remain undetected and I can keep enemies at a distance. But in Old World Blues the enemies seem to have radar, because I am never hidden (and I've got 100 sneak skill), it's always flashing caution. So stealth is out. And the enemies have a ton of hit points, respawn endlessly in the open area, travel in packs and rush me as soon as I fire my first shot, which makes sniping pretty useless. Earlier I needed about seven shots to take out a single Lobotomite, while his buddies and a couple of Nightstalkers were happily ripping me to shreds.

At level 50 I suddenly feel like I'm at level 3 again, where every enemy encounter can kill me. Some people might like that, but they can play on very hard difficulty and hardcore mode. I play on normal, so I'd like my enemies to be manageable; I play the game for the story, not the bodycount. At level 50 I don't even get XP points anymore, so I'd happily avoid fighting. I guess I could have been ok if they hadn't decided to suddenly completely nerf sneaking...

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:20 PM

68. These days, I'm kinda busy to play video games in general

 

When I'm free, I usually play the GTA games. My favorite has to be GTAIV, with its sublime graphics and endlessly interesting storyline. COD4 is also great.

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Response to bluestater1966fgs (Reply #68)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:55 AM

69. That's the only GTA I never beat. Just couldn't get into it for some reason.

I've actually been enjoying Saint's Row 3 more than I ever enjoyed GTA 4. I don't know....i just felt gta 4 had too many uninteresting, pointless mini games and side missions.

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Response to Evoman (Reply #69)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:36 PM

71. The girlfriend/friend stuff in GTA4 was pretty annoying.

It felt like a distraction from the usual sandbox of chaos that previous GTA games had been for me.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 04:58 PM

70. Got sucked back into Europa Universalis 3. I'm doomed. (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #70)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:36 AM

74. No. You're doomed because Europa Universalis IV is on its way. {nt}

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Response to Yukari Yakumo (Reply #74)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:11 AM

76. Is there a word that means "doomder"? (nt)

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:07 PM

72. EVE Online

After watching the back of my wife's head for six months, I had to give it a try. More than a year later, I'm still enjoying--though less often.

Also playing some AD&D2/PO on a message board, and a GURPS Banestorm campaign on Saturday nights (online via Fantasy Grounds II).

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:08 PM

73. I just started playing Tokyo Jungle last night.

I only played about an hour. I will likely write a review after I have put some more time into it.

So far, it is one of the more creative games I have played in a long while.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:45 AM

75. Currently getting the most attention...

Skyrim (currently grinding to lvl78 to face off with a legendary dragon. Every quest are done 'cept the radiants and the 24 stones one.)
Showdown Effect Beta (hate the aiming mechanics. still suck at it. mindless fun.)
Euro Truck Simulator 2 (You have no idea how much of a timesink this is. GET IT!)

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Response to Yukari Yakumo (Reply #75)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:04 PM

77. Really? A truck simulator? I don't know.....doesn't sound appealing.

Tell me what you like about it.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:15 AM

78. Ecol Tactics coming soon.

 

http://ecoltactics.gamescampus.com/teaser

The closest I have seen to what was Final Fantasy Tactics. What took so long?!


OLD SCHOOL TACTICAL
GAME PLAY IN A
MULTIPLAYER WORLD

Amazing pixel art in a fully imagined
isometric world. Reminiscent of classic
tactical turn based RPGs.


FULL SCALE BROWSER
GAMING

Finally a browser game with real combat and animations.
Stop staring at spreadsheets and count down timers
and play a real, responsive, strategic Tactical RPG.

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Response to Evoman (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2013, 02:06 AM

79. I'm liking Sleeping Dogs at the moment, and it doesn't seem to have gotten much attention.

It's in the GTA/Saints Row genre set in the Hong Kong criminal underworld. The PC is a undercover cop, but with personal connections to the criminals he's investigating, so the story is pretty engaging (if pretty cliched). The recreation of Hong Kong is really lively and beautiful, and it has some really impressive weather effects. Certain places have some really funny side dialog if you hang around the area for awhile.

Best of all, like most of the games in the genre, there is a wide variety of clothes to purchase and unlock, so if you get tired of the story taking itself too seriously, you can always dress up in increasingly silly outfits and play Chinese-American Serpico.

There are also some truly cringe-inducing attack animations - even the hardened gangster mooks that you fight will recoil in fear and disgust if you pull off some of the more brutal moves.

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