[The video game thread]

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Post by Clogs » Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:22 pm

I’ve honestly not bought any new games since I started playing World of Warcraft at the very end of the Draenor storyline, so this is a bit of a fake post... But I just wanted to ask if anyone is playing Shadowlands? It’d be nice to find out if there’s anyone with toons on Madoran/Dawnbringer who’d consider friending-up and going to kill some stuffs :wave:

For the record, my main is a Vengeance DH. I’m not sure I’ll ever M+ as I’m really a filthy casual, but I do swing a pretty mean warglaive, if I say so myself.

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Post by Heinrad » Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:41 am

Pachi Pachi on a Roll: Under normal circumstances, I probably would have given this game a pass. Unfortunately, getting physical games for my Vita is getting harder, what with Sony announcing that they’re going to stop making carts in the Asian market, which was the last place they were making them. So I got a pachinko game for the Vita from PlayAsia. And you get a limited edition box, soundtrack, and my copy is 850 of 1000.

Eh. Collecting games isn’t so bad, really.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by Sades » Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:17 pm

Clogs wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:22 pm
I’ve honestly not bought any new games since I started playing World of Warcraft at the very end of the Draenor storyline, so this is a bit of a fake post... But I just wanted to ask if anyone is playing Shadowlands? It’d be nice to find out if there’s anyone with toons on Madoran/Dawnbringer who’d consider friending-up and going to kill some stuffs :wave:

For the record, my main is a Vengeance DH. I’m not sure I’ll ever M+ as I’m really a filthy casual, but I do swing a pretty mean warglaive, if I say so myself.

I play Final Fantasy XIV Online, when I can be bothered to renew my subscription. But I've been wanting to play WoW for awhile. I used to play, for a brief period of time right around the time Burning Crusade came out so I have no idea what the game is like right now. If I get around to buying it, and you don't mind guiding a newb (I didn't play long enough to count as anything other than) around I'll give you a poke :swirly:

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by Clogs » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:22 am

Sades wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:17 pm
If I get around to buying it, and you don't mind guiding a newb (I didn't play long enough to count as anything other than) around I'll give you a poke :swirly:
Absolutely! :up: :up: :up:

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Post by HeavyArms » Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:58 am

I've completed one full round of the main game of Resident Evil 0, I've also done a couple of runs through the Leech Hunter mode and currently working through the Wesker mode version of the main game.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by Heinrad » Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:34 am

SENSE: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story aka Blind Stupid Luck Strikes Again. As we all know, the PS Vita has ended production and production of cartridges will be ending soon, for the most part the only physical copies being released at this point are by EastAsiaSoft from the looks of things. And while I’m not going to get everything they put out, the ones that are more limited than others. Like Sense. Instead of the usual 1000 or 1500 copies, Sense only got 800 copies, and was sold out in less than 20 minutes. And it went on sale an hour before it was supposed to. I just had the idea to refresh my browser an hour earlier, and I ordered it. If it wasn’t for the fact that I wanted to play it, I’d turn around and sell it.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by Heinrad » Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:20 pm

Speaking of blind stupid luck....

Thanks to knowing somebody who’s had to work from home thanks to the plague(I kind of have to wonder how much he did at the office before he had to work from home, though....), I managed to get a PS5.

And they aren’t kidding. The thing is freaking HUGE. Now I can pre-order Gotham Knights.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by ganon578 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:12 pm

Quite a bit of gaming stuff over the last weeks/months:

For the N64, I tried to help out my display by getting a Retrotink 2X Mini. It helps the N64 on HDTV's significantly (though it doesn't make them HD like magic or anything) and it's cheaper and (potentially) more useful than the Eon Super 64. It does a good job of boosting the N64's output via S-Video and has a smoothing feature that takes out some of the jagginess. Again, not ultra-HD or anything, but light years ahead of a simple composite cable.

Also got a wireless Brawler 64 controller for the system. It's a modern update to the N64 controller that does away with the trident form of the original. It's about the size and form factor of a Switch Pro controller and is quite comfortable. Because of the design, you can't use rumble though. The stick is new tech, so it's not as accurate as the original, but it surely is sensitive! Overall I would recommend this to anyone playing an N64 these days, but it's a bit on the pricey end.

As for N64 games, I picked up a copy of Majora's Mask on eBay. I had this game in college and played the heck out of it. I'll have to see how much I still like it with the original save system - the 3DS update allowed you to save anytime. Additionally, I picked up a Super 64 Game Cart (kinda cheating, I know) to save myself some money in the long run. This is basically a KO EverDrive which you use with a micro SD card. The one I ordered came pre-loaded with all N64 games straight out of the box. It works fantastically well, and allows me to play any N64 games without having to dump a bunch of $$$. I'll still buy carts of games I want to own (like the Zeldas and Mario 64).

On a newer front, I picked up the Bloodhound DLC for theHunter COTW. It's fun, and I'm glad it's optional to use or not. I also got Hunting Simulator 2 on discount for Switch to do some portable hunting. Much better than the original game on the Switch from nearly every aspect. There's a ton to do and I like that they added a license & money system in which to hunt animals, make money or taxidermize them for the lodge, and then turn over that money into whatever weapons or items you choose. The old game was mission driven, and you could only hunt and unlock what the game presented to you by mission. Although it's not on par with COTW, this is still a very fun game.

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Re: [The video game thread]

Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:01 pm

Heinrad wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:20 pm
And they aren’t kidding. The thing is freaking HUGE. Now I can pre-order Gotham Knights.
Yeah, where once I had a shelf with a PS3 & PS4 comfortably with enough airspace I now just have PS5 ... just

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