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PostPosted: 01-08-2018 02:55 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Had a go of Bridge Builder...its fun and a little difficult




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PostPosted: 01-08-2018 01:12 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


High Hell.

Turns out, Its fun. :)

That and Stand Out, Still plugging hours on that.




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PostPosted: 01-11-2018 08:32 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I've put some hours into Kona lately.

I don't remember hearing anything about it when it was released. Having really enjoyed Firewatch, Kona is significantly more interactive and enjoyable.




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PostPosted: 01-11-2018 11:00 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Wife and I are still playing Divinity Original Sin. We have a lot of fun with it. I’m hoping DOS2 is ported to Xbox so we can continue the story...




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PostPosted: 01-14-2018 06:39 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I don't know why but I stumbled upon an online slot machine game. We call them poker machines here. I started with only 200 credits. After 3 days of playing intermittently and I'd estimate for maybe 8 hours here's the result and just now :eek:

The number 8 is purported to be lucky in Chinese and other Asian cultures.

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PostPosted: 01-14-2018 08:21 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
I don't know why but I stumbled upon an online slot machine game. We call them poker machines here. I started with only 200 credits. After 3 days of playing intermittently and I'd estimate for maybe 8 hours here's the result and just now :eek:

The number 8 is purported to be lucky in Chinese and other Asian cultures.

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Guilty pleasure here as well. HUUUUUUGE CASINO! Is the current one that got me "hooked".

Still just mostly playing Stand Out, PuBG and Soundboxing. Nothing new in the VR space that has jumped out.




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PostPosted: 01-15-2018 12:51 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Wolfenstein 2 - The New Colossus

Brilliant game; builds on the first one and seems to add plenty. Very much enjoying it, though I dare say I am being rather too cautious and therefore doing many deaths.

Lots of collectables to get...which I am about to go and make a start on :)




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 02:31 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Downloaded and installed Fortnite yesterday. It's got a Battle Royale mode which is F2P (don't worry, no loot boxes and only cosmetic items to be bought).

The Battle Royale mode is basically just a cartooney version of PUBG. It plays much more arcadey and the tempo generally is a bit higher. No vehicles but it has the building mechanisms of the base Fortnite game, which means you can build floors, walls and stairs and stuff, which allows you to basically set up a small base for yourself.

I've done a few game (finished #8 on my best run) and it's pretty good fun. Best of all, it's made by Epic Games on Unreal Engine 4 so it's optimized to perfect smoothness. Runs very well.




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 03:19 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I can't get into the who Battle Royale type of games...they just don't do it for me




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I would say the same, but I've never played one, so it wouldn't strictly be true.
I kinda stay away from MP-only games these days, and if I do play MP, I prefer co-op to competetive.
I am still playing a lot of The Division, which is online only, but there's a lot of the game that can be played solo. Certainly a lot more than more traditional MMOs.
However, I do spend a lot of time in The Dark Zone, where other players can go rogue, kill you and nick your loot, but I find that just adds to the frisson. I don't go seeking PvP encounters, and if one takes me by surprise, I'll try to run rather than stick around and fight if it's possible.

One thing I'm curious about Plunkbat though; once you die in a round, do you stick around and observe, or immediately try and find another game? Isn't the flow like a really long-winded game of Clan Arena or Counterstrike?




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 04:29 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Mat Linnett wrote:
Plunkbat


:offended:
I had to think really hard what you meant with that!

Mat Linnett wrote:
once you die in a round, do you stick around and observe, or immediately try and find another game? Isn't the flow like a really long-winded game of Clan Arena or Counterstrike?


In Fortnite, I usually just take a good look at where the person was who killed me and then move on to the next game, except for that one game where I got seventh, I sat it out to see who ended up winning. I read Fortnite's pace is a little higher than PUBG though, so matches tend to be a bit shorter as well. The map is significantly smaller in Fortnite too.




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 04:30 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Bought human fall flat to play with my younger son. We had a great time playing it together, I highly recommend it if you're looking for something fun and creative to play.




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 05:13 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don Carlos wrote:
I can't get into the who Battle Royale type of games...they just don't do it for me

I must admit I don't think Fortnite will stick in the long run if it stays the way it is. It's probably a lot better if you play in a squad with mates, but the gameplay is just a tad too shallow right now. Also, what's inherent to this type of game is the possibility of spending two and a half minutes loading the game, waiting for other players and dropping out of the drop vehicle and you die 10 seconds after you land. Or, even worse, if you played a couple of minutes without running into anyone and then are sniped in a single shot by the first person you run into.

Then again, in the next game you enter you may find yourself sneaking up to this dude building this immense fortress for himself and you're playing this great game of hide and seek and end up killing the dude. There's awesome thrills to be found in this game. The question is if these weigh up to the quick deaths and wasted time or if it gets annoying real quickly.

For now I'm enjoying this game because it feels new and fresh. Can't say now if it'll stay that way.




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 05:21 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Try pubg. I'll duo with you. DC is a horrible friend.




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 05:25 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:olo:




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 10:16 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Meanwhile it's getting lonely on Overwatch.
Cunts.




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 11:25 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Still play it regularly. New map's coming soon.
You just picked the wrong platform :p




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 12:32 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Not played for quite a while...like about 3 months




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 03:18 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I'm replaying the Commander Keen series... on Episode 5 at the moment.
Hurrah for Dosbox and Abandonware!




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PostPosted: 01-17-2018 09:57 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I've been playing less as the gloss has gone off. Seems I can't loose :tear:

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I might have to try Slither again...



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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 01:59 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don Carlos wrote:
Wolfenstein 2 - The New Colossus

Brilliant game; builds on the first one and seems to add plenty. Very much enjoying it, though I dare say I am being rather too cautious and therefore doing many deaths.

Lots of collectables to get...which I am about to go and make a start on :)


Finished the game and done the collectables. Brilliant game. Would recommend highly.




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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 06:14 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I wish you'd try PUBG. I bought Q3L for you....




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PostPosted: 01-20-2018 12:25 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Playing Overwatch right now. Join me bishes.




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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 12:18 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


So I'm starting to lose interest in Fortnite again. Conceptually, the game still interests me. I've had quite a few really cool and interesting moments in the game. Unfortunately though, most of those ended up with me getting killed. And that's where the crux is.

When I play other games like Quake or indeed Overwatch, getting killed means a minor 10 second setback after which you can join the battle again. The good thing in Fortnite (and other battle royale games) is that the hard death kind of thing they've got going on means that the game becomes much more tense to play, because getting killed really means the game ends. However, it also means you have about 1 player interaction (firefights) every 10 or so minutes. Since I still basically suck at this game, most player interactions mean I die.

Every player interaction in any MP game is a learning moment. When a new character is introduced in Overwatch, you play a few games with that character and you'll get a solid feel for its movement characteristics, its powers and its weapon(s). Just being able to judge how much damage you've really done or how large the spread on that shotgun type of weapon really is, or what the damage falloff over range is, those things become intuition at some point because you've experienced it over and over and over again. Maybe even up to 20 or 30 times a game.

With Fortnite, there are so few player interactions that I still have no feeling for the weapons. I am still shit at using a sniper rifle because they're relatively rare and they are projectile weapons where you really have to lead your target because it takes some time for the bullet to cover that distance. I can't hit shit because I've been able to shoot like 5 sniper rifle bullets in the 15 games I've done. It's not enough to develop a good feeling for it and build skill.

So yeah, tl;dr I suck at the game. But worst of all, I don't feel like I can efficiently improve. The result is that I start a game pretty much knowing that if I run into anyone I'll end up dead, which is not the best motivator.




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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 01:26 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Drop hot. Get better at general gunplay. Then those interactions end up being less a big deal.

I play a lot of solo squads in those kinds of games and I just drop somewhere that theres tons of people. I either clean up, get 6+ kills and play a top 10 circle game, or I get a couple kills and die because the team i engaged wasnt awful and it was 4v1.

Just, idk. Chill and drop hot. Its made me a better player in general. I'm not king shit or anything but its def improved my game.




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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 04:26 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I concur with Soapboy. Also, pubg is the better game in terms of battle royal. It might have a few more bugs but I've always hated the building aspect of fortnite. Building a wall after having exposed yourself in a field I feel is a bit like getting the carpet yanked from under your feet. That said, in pubg in solo I drop constantly at the school. It's a great way to get a lot of fights in which in turn just gets you better at fighting.




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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 04:48 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I must admit I've been seeking out low populated areas out of fear of getting picked off quickly. Might aim for more popular areas next time I play.




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I reported my first cheater yesterday after using kill cam. i shot the shit out of someone but didn't kill them. they managed to get cover after around 4 hits but popped back out and took another 4, and killed me.

fucker was auto healing!




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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 08:58 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I’ve reported a couple in the last month. Some guy making impossible trick shots with the crossbow and another shooting through objects.




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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 01:46 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Doombrain wrote:
I reported my first cheater yesterday after using kill cam. i shot the shit out of someone but didn't kill them. they managed to get cover after around 4 hits but popped back out and took another 4, and killed me.

fucker was auto healing!


hahahahahahaha new cheats?


Thats great. Love how much shits client side. And people wanna take the game MLG serious :olo:




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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 11:56 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


So yesterday I played some more Fortnite and decided to drop in more populated areas (which, for some reason basically means dropping as soon as you can and gunning it to the surface :shrug: )
I made two kills in the first 2 mins and felt so good about myself that I thought "Hey, I made 2 kills already! No matter what happens now, this game is a resounding succ-" BAM! And I got sniped :|

Second game I made another quick kill, but basically because another player and I simultaneously landed on the same rooftop with a shotgun on it. I managed to pick up the weapon a fraction of a second earlier and shot the other guy. A bit later I saw this balloon drop (once in a while a crate drops down on a balloon with high value loot in it. I went towards where it had landed and found it hadn't been looted yet. Couldn't believe my luck. I looted the crate, made a little jump of happiness when a legendary ranked assault rifle came out and I- BAM! Someone had been camping the crate to snipe the first sucker to approach it. God dammit, should've known :(




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PostPosted: 01-23-2018 03:05 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


have you tried PUBG? at least you get a fighting chance and if you do get slotted it's normally your fault




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PostPosted: 01-23-2018 04:17 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Yeah man, fortnite was fun for me also until I picked up pubg. Now I can't even go back to fortnite for fun anymore, pubg just ruined it for me. It has a pretty steep learning curve but if you're keen on fortnite I'm sure you'll pickup pubg fairly quickly. Took me a while to learn to aim in it though.




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PostPosted: 01-23-2018 06:05 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I've been playing Fortress Forever lately. Decade old source mod more similar to Team Fortress Classic than TF2. Small little community, but can still get a full server going.




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PostPosted: 01-23-2018 06:58 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Doombrain wrote:
have you tried PUBG? at least you get a fighting chance and if you do get slotted it's normally your fault

I might just skip...




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