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What games are you playing?
TwoGunBob
Sunday we played the old (1979) board game Circus Maximus with wildly clashing chariots racing around. I flipped my chariot on a tight turn as I was coming in last anyways and needed to risk it all to try to stay in the race. Needless to say I failed taking the corning too tightly at too great a speed and well... Then to add insult to injury another racer ran over my driver on the track.

Video game-wise I booted up Skyrim again and am doing a mage for the third or fourth time. Making a change from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
 
sweevo
Finished the original House of the Dead on a Sega Model 2 arcade emulator (PC and Saturn ports are horrible) - will be playing House of the Dead 2 on PC (and when I have set up my PS3 to my computer monitor, 3, 4 and Overkill: Extended Cut).
 
Coser
Travisina, probably not as most battle -and in fact all the ones I play - are random battles so even if I knew their handles, I probably wouldn't know them.

I'm now taking a bit of a rest from WoT anyway. I just bought "Elite: Dangerous" and am making cargo runs in the newbie system until I get enough credits to buy the ship I want and set it up as an explorer. They have done what they claim is map the Milky Way, and players within the game are mapping star systems at the rate of about 12 per minute. Even so, at the current rate, it will take players around 151,000 years to map everything. So I could be gone a long time!
Edited by Coser on 06 April 2015 17:55:37
"Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics, and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe, and Lao-Tzu, and Einstein, and Morobuto, and Buddy Holly, and Aristophanes…then all of this…all of this…was for nothing. Unless we go to the stars." Commander sinclair, Babylon 5.
 
Space Chopper
Since I acquired a PS4, I've mostly been playing Diablo III and Dragon Age: Inquisition, with the occasional bout of Lego Marvel Superheroes as a light relief. Hopefully I'll get my son interested in some of my tabletop fantasy games when he comes over, and i can indulge in some Castle Ravenloft or Descent: Journeys In The Dark 1st ed.
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Vila: "I plan to live forever- or die trying..."
 
sweevo
Final Fantasy 2 (Final Fantasy 4 in Japan) on the Super Nintendo - possibly the best title in the series in terms of story, gameplay, music, graphics, sound and characterisation. With a bit of modding, it could pass off as a B7 game (I even went as far to change the names of the characters in my saved game file with the B7 equivalents as well as I could, considering playable character names can only be a maximum of 6 letters long).
 
Coser
OK, so having been without an internet connection for the last 2 weeks whilst on holiday, I am getting back to Elite. My thoughts so far are conflicted.

I started in "Solo Play" mode so I could get the hang of the game without fear of Player-Killers and PVP. And got destroyed by a computer generated git in a much bigger ship on my first flight.

1. Why do they put you in a system that is in a state of civil war?

2. Why do they start you at a station where there is no market and you have to take off, fly to another station to even find out what the market is like before you buy anything to trade with?

3. Why do the NPC characters not turn away when you have no cargo? The 'guy' that killed me told me that he would kill me if I didn't drop my cargo. WHAT CARGO? I hadn't had time to get any because the station you start at doesn't allow you to get any!

Anyway, after having been given my second starting ship in just over as many minutes, I started working my way up. I traded sucessfully and got a ship with a bigger cargo hold. I moved to another system to get away from the war, found more profits and traded up to a better ship again.

I got fed up of looking at the silly, stupid name I had and wanted to change it. Which you can only do be deleting your only save and destroying any progress you have made in the game. And then, and only then, do you find out that the name you want is already taken.

So with no choice to go back, I went on, suggestion after suggestion already taken. But at least I ended up with something which is not silly, and references one of my favourite films "Glenn Ross", the name of Roy Thinnes' character from the film "Journey to the far side of the sun".

Now I'm fighting to get back to where I was, and on to one of the largest ships in the game. At that point, I vanish for the unknown and start mapping star systems, unworried by PK's and PvP'ers and griefers. That's when the payback for me begins.

And I'm loving it.

But in sad news, my PS2 died, so no more Guitar Hero until I can replace it :-(
"Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics, and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe, and Lao-Tzu, and Einstein, and Morobuto, and Buddy Holly, and Aristophanes…then all of this…all of this…was for nothing. Unless we go to the stars." Commander sinclair, Babylon 5.
 
Space Chopper
I've been getting really into Dragon Age: Inquisition now, and the most epic scene so far had me with a kingsized lump in my throat.

Without giving too much away, the main village where my character stays gets attacked by an army of men led by a demon and a dragon, and I manage to hold them off long enough for the villagers to escape into the mountains. That's not the epic bit! My character staggers from the wreckage barely alive and makes his way across the mountains to join up with the survivors, and just when all hope seems to have been lost, one of them begins to sing a hymn called 'The Dawn Will Come', until one by one, all of them are singing and gathering around my character. It was similar in theme to the one Pippin sang in Gondor in return Of The King, but more upbeat and hopeful, and in that scene, my character then led them away to a new place- a castle called Skyhold. The whole scene was cinematic, and I was honestly welling up, it was so well made. Here's a link to a video of that scene- the main character in this one, the player character is female, but in my game, my character is a male dwarf...

https://www.youtu...OMToaDx0vw
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Vila: "I plan to live forever- or die trying..."
 
sweevo
Grim Fandango Remastered Smile Viva La Revolución!
 
Coser
And just got hold of "Homeworld: Remastered" so I can get my RTS fix on an old favourite with much improved graphics.

Also downloaded the demo of "Kerbal Space program" from Steam, and boy do I suck. I can't even get the hang of building a rocket in the training section for heaven's sake! Once the tutorial 'professor' guy left the screen, I just couldn't get any of the other pieces to lock together. I may have to make do with just the basic capsule, large fuel tank, and large engine as a single stage thing and launch it anyway.
"Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics, and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe, and Lao-Tzu, and Einstein, and Morobuto, and Buddy Holly, and Aristophanes…then all of this…all of this…was for nothing. Unless we go to the stars." Commander sinclair, Babylon 5.
 
sweevo
Been playing the living daylights out of Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders (a medieval fantasy version of Doom).
 
BradPaula
We played a pretty mean game of Dungeons and Dragons over the Independence Day weekend. Played Del Grant, a fighter with a huge two-handed sword. Unfortunately, because of the way the game went, I was relegated to opening doors first and because of that was the first one killed by getting my neck snapped and had to sit out of the game for the rest of the evening watching my party go down like flies after me. It was a 'to the last man' sort of game but still fun.
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
JustBrad
KOTOR 2 with the restored content.

Haven't gotten to the restored bit yet. Played it years ago. It was a great game, right up to the point where it just quit.
 
atomicmayo
I've played through all three games before, I had an itch and now I'm replaying Mass Effect again - in hard mode this time for 1, although I've played 2 so many times I might try it on insanity mode. I also seem to constantly be in the middle of Fallout New Vegas...
 
http://i-fought-space.tumblr.com
JustBrad
atomicmayo wrote:
.... I also seem to constantly be in the middle of Fallout New Vegas...


I know what you mean. I have said I eat and sleep in Indiana, but apparently I live in Baldur's Gate.
 
atomicmayo
JustBrad wrote:

atomicmayo wrote:
.... I also seem to constantly be in the middle of Fallout New Vegas...


I know what you mean. I have said I eat and sleep in Indiana, but apparently I live in Baldur's Gate.


I've only ever played the old school Baldur's Gate for the PS2 - Dark Alliance I think it was called? That can't be what you're playing, is it?
 
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JustBrad
atomicmayo wrote:


I've only ever played the old school Baldur's Gate for the PS2 - Dark Alliance I think it was called? That can't be what you're playing, is it?


No, to me, Dark Alliance is the 'new' series. I'm referring to the Bhaalspawn saga, Baldur's Gate, Shadows of Amn, and Throne of Bhaal.
 
Coser
Trying to get through the original "Witcher", but keep getting fed up of the way the game's playing and starting again from scratch. There is one particular quest in the "Outskirts of Vizima" that keeps getting me annoyed.

Once you have talked to the barmaid at the inn, she gets acosted on her way home so you have to defend her and escort her home.
But I keep forgetting until later. So by the time I get there, it's almost dawn, and the guys acosting her run off home due to the time before I can fight them, and it's at this point that the quest bugs out. They don't return so I can't fight them - although one is a guy I box every day in the inn and deprive him of some money - but the quest log is stuck on me having to fight them.

So far, I think I've re-started the game about three times - although the first I had gotten a lot further than that but was annoyed by the fact that every quest I wanted to hand in during the day needed to be given to someone who only appeared at night and every quest I finished at night had to be handed in during the day. That's when I decided I wanted to grind more before doing the quests and try and get every quest in the game finished up.

That's when I started running into trouble with buggy quests and outcomes that were not what I expected at all.

Spent the entire weekend playing, and am at an earlier stage of the game than I was before!
"Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics, and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe, and Lao-Tzu, and Einstein, and Morobuto, and Buddy Holly, and Aristophanes…then all of this…all of this…was for nothing. Unless we go to the stars." Commander sinclair, Babylon 5.
 
President Solvite
Settlers Online...

Very addictive if you like that kind of thing, although strongly recommend get in with a guild..
 
http://nothingsforgotten.freeforums.net/
sweevo
Trying to play Doom in an attempt to conquer my phobia of the invisible demons (Spectres) and the invisibility artifact (Blur Artifacts).
 
Gauda Cheese
Space Chopper wrote:

I've been getting really into Dragon Age: Inquisition now, and the most epic scene so far had me with a kingsized lump in my throat.

Without giving too much away, the main village where my character stays gets attacked by an army of men led by a demon and a dragon, and I manage to hold them off long enough for the villagers to escape into the mountains. That's not the epic bit! My character staggers from the wreckage barely alive and makes his way across the mountains to join up with the survivors, and just when all hope seems to have been lost, one of them begins to sing a hymn called 'The Dawn Will Come', until one by one, all of them are singing and gathering around my character. It was similar in theme to the one Pippin sang in Gondor in return Of The King, but more upbeat and hopeful, and in that scene, my character then led them away to a new place- a castle called Skyhold. The whole scene was cinematic, and I was honestly welling up, it was so well made. Here's a link to a video of that scene- the main character in this one, the player character is female, but in my game, my character is a male dwarf...

https://www.youtu...OMToaDx0vw



By the way Josette Simon is one of the voices in Inquisition. Oops
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