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Video Games

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Brian SD, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

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    I played the demo and am considering buying the full thing. I bought "Your papers please" but got exasperated after 30 minutes of play. Too much pressure
     
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    Anyone else played the first episode of the seconde season of "the walking dead"?? It had a quite an impact on me but also left me wanting much more. It felt a tad short compared to last season´s opening episode.
     
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    I finally just finished the first season. Great stuff.
     
  4. whiteslashasian

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    Been playing a bit of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. It's like a mix of Magic The Gathering and Pokemon Card games, except online.

    Beta only right now, need to wait to get beta keys. Can watching streamers play. TrumpSC on twitch.tv usually provides some good analysis and explains his moves and strategies well. More info here http://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone, including deck builds and card strength/value.
     
  5. worakl

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    I'm in there as well, on the EU-server though.
     
  6. gort

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    I got a hearthstone invite, installed it, never played it.

    Been playing battlefield 4 online on ps4, shit is so fun. Game is buggy and randomly will lock up but it's seriously a ton of fun.

    I finished Zelda; A Link Between Worlds on 3DSXL and it was so glorious. Wish I could experience it fresh all over again. Will maybe attempt hero mode but not sure I'm up for the super hard mode.
     
  7. whiteslashasian

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    BF4 is a lot of fun, but for some reason I'm getting less into the large scale Rush and Conquest battles and focus my few minutes on Team Deathmatch for fast run and gun action. I have zero plane or helicopter skills :(
     
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    Yea not to mention a conquest game takes forever and a deathmatch game can be pretty fast.

    I tried flying a helicopter for my first time in a conquest game and immediately crashed, lol.
     
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    I really think flying a helicopter well in the BF games requires a gamepad controller. Almost impossible w/ keyboard and mouse.

    I almost bought an xbox controller adapter just for BF3.
     
  10. whiteslashasian

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    Oh, I thought they were all using flight sim joysticks and throttles, etc. A 360 controller might not be a bad idea with the two mini joysticks to control the cyclic and collective of a heli. Can't you just get a bluetooth dongle for the PC and the proper drivers to run the 360 controller?
     
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    Yeah, basically. Microsoft makes an adapter to allow you to pair an xbox controller with a PC. The PC sees it just like any other gamepad controller.

    Was about $30 IIRC. I never ended up doing it because I wasn't playing BF3 as much anymore, and honestly I'm not playing much of anything at the moment.
     
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    There's no need to buy an adapter. An Xbox 360 controller is USB-based and Windows systems automatically recognize it.
     
  13. aravenel

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    Should have clarified--my controllers are wireless, so you need a receiver.
     
  14. whiteslashasian

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    Hence the Bluetooth dongle suggestion I made, but I guess the 360 controller has some kind of proprietary commands which require the official dongle to go wireless; ~$20.

    Or you can get a Wired 360 controller which will pretty much pair up with Windows 7 right away for $30.
     
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    Sony announces PlayStation Now, its cloud gaming service for TVs, consoles, and phones

    http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/7/5284294/sony-announces-playstation-now-cloud-gaming

    We have known this was coming for some time, but the formal announcement is huge. One step closer to having the "Netflix" of gaming delivered anywhere at anytime.

    EDIT: A brief hands on. Seems largely positive for a service that they still have time to tweak before it hits the public. http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/7/5284730/playstation-now-hands-on
     
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  16. whiteslashasian

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    That's big news, if not really surprising that games would go this direction. Gamefly looks to be out of a business model now.

    My brother just texted me that he played TrumpSC in Hearthstone a short while ago and won pretty easily. He's gonna find the vid later when Trump posts it.
     
  17. gort

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    I just want to be able to play my ps3 discs in my ps4 so I can sell my ps3 or move it into another room. WTF.
     
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    Neither console can do backwards compatibility. This new streaming service is the closest you will get. Personally, I would just hang onto the PS3 if you already own one unless you really need to free up some funds.
     
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    I´ve got a ps4 coming up. I know there aren´t that many games out yet (i´m mostly waiting for Infamous second son) but I want to have something to play in the meantime, though my ps3 is giving me lots of fun lately. I´m more inclined to getting AC 4, since that´s my type of game generally. i´m not a big FPS fan but the ones out already, are they worth it if you´re much into those games?
     
  20. gort

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    I don't need the funds I just don't want extra devices taking up space that could be occupied with other stuff. Also if I could use my PS4 for my remaining PS3 games I haven't finished, then I could move my PS3 into another room to function as a bluray/netflix/amazon device since its so much better and more responsive than shitty bluray players. First World Problem. :embar:
     
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