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#1 User is offline   Aptorian 

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:18 AM

I thought, with the growing popularity of this forum, that this thread was overdue.

This thread can be used for any random videogame related topic or discussion, links, videos or pictures that you want to share but don't think warrant a thread of their own.

Lets start out with some music:

Ballad of Black Mesa
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:28 AM

I love that. I love that so much. That it tops off a near perfect gaming experience is just amazing.

Anyway, since I've got in to this thread early I'm going to post a shot of my favourite game, ever:

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Some of you might be a little young to remember it, but Dungeon Master was so ahead of its time <3
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 08:28 AM

The cover of a Videogame magazine from 1997

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 08:36 AM

I feel so young...Dungeon Master was made years before I was even born...did play it as a kid though. Pretty sweet.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 09:41 AM

I was 2 when DM came out... I missed out on Atari times.

Anyways, my gaming time is packed right now! Between WoW raids (19:30-23:00 Thursdays, Mondays and Tuesdays) I've got E:TW to play, also FFXII, and coming in big steps is Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. Still haven't touched Dawn of War 2 after playing it for like 10 hours...
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 10:32 AM

My favorite single player game still has to be baldurs gate 2...
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 11:24 AM

Ah, Dungeon Master was a classic! I used to play it on my Amiga 500 - along with Bloodwych, and an isometric adnevture called Cadaver.

My current 'phone has more memory than my amiga did - I remember upgrading it to a whole megabyte!

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 11:30 AM

I found my old copy of Red Alert today. It's a shame Command and Conquer went so far downhill after this classic...
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 11:32 AM

C&C Tiberium Sun was great I'd say!
in fact, C&C was waaay better than Red Alert in every single instance (Tiberium Dawn vs Red Alert, Tiberian Sun vs Red Alert 2, Tiberium Wars vs Red Alert 3)

got to pick up C&C4 when I have time, just to see what Kane has planned this time :>
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 03:58 PM

View PostGothos, on 28 May 2010 - 11:32 AM, said:

C&C Tiberium Sun was great I'd say!
in fact, C&C was waaay better than Red Alert in every single instance (Tiberium Dawn vs Red Alert, Tiberian Sun vs Red Alert 2, Tiberium Wars vs Red Alert 3)

got to pick up C&C4 when I have time, just to see what Kane has planned this time :>


He's planning to murder a fun franchise, hang it by its entrails from an overpass, and unleash a flock of vultures to eat the rotting corpse. It is that bad.


New Prince of Persia game soon! Supposedly back to the Sands of Time awesomeness. I hope.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:53 PM

Nowadays I have only been playing Counter-Strike Source and TF2. Oh yeah. I just started playing Zelda Twilight Princess, it's been alot of fun.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:39 PM

View PostJusentantaka, on 28 May 2010 - 03:58 PM, said:

View PostGothos, on 28 May 2010 - 11:32 AM, said:

C&C Tiberium Sun was great I'd say!
in fact, C&C was waaay better than Red Alert in every single instance (Tiberium Dawn vs Red Alert, Tiberian Sun vs Red Alert 2, Tiberium Wars vs Red Alert 3)

got to pick up C&C4 when I have time, just to see what Kane has planned this time :>


He's planning to murder a fun franchise, hang it by its entrails from an overpass, and unleash a flock of vultures to eat the rotting corpse. It is that bad.



why so? is it the attempt to completely re-do the building system and adding classes?
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:46 PM

So I decided to look at Steam and I bought the THQ package because I couldn't find my Dawn of War discs and I wanted to play Saint's Row 2 and Dawn of War 2. ALL THE NICE THINGS THEY SAID ABOUT STEAM WERE TRUE
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 06:58 PM

View PostGothos, on 28 May 2010 - 06:39 PM, said:

View PostJusentantaka, on 28 May 2010 - 03:58 PM, said:

View PostGothos, on 28 May 2010 - 11:32 AM, said:

C&C Tiberium Sun was great I'd say!
in fact, C&C was waaay better than Red Alert in every single instance (Tiberium Dawn vs Red Alert, Tiberian Sun vs Red Alert 2, Tiberium Wars vs Red Alert 3)

got to pick up C&C4 when I have time, just to see what Kane has planned this time :>


He's planning to murder a fun franchise, hang it by its entrails from an overpass, and unleash a flock of vultures to eat the rotting corpse. It is that bad.



why so? is it the attempt to completely re-do the building system and adding classes?


Pretty much. Cause those things fucking suck. Or at least they suck the way they were done in this game. Limited army numbers, retarded unit unlock scheme, boring as dildos campaign, graphics that are crap and yet STILL whore up any system's resources. Add in the most skullfuckingly obtuse DRM imaginable which twigs out at the slightest provocation. And the cutscenes suck too. A lot.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 07:05 PM

dildos arent boring.....

I have nothing else to add, so cannot get the threadback on topic, so

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 07:16 PM

View PostBent, on 28 May 2010 - 07:05 PM, said:

dildos arent boring.....



Penis >>>>>> Vibrators >>>>>> Dildos

therefore, dildos are boring.

Uhm.


Anyone looking to get Alpha Protocol? Sounds and looks an awful lot like a Splinter Cell clone, and the new ones have sucked, so I's not so sure about it.
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Posted 28 May 2010 - 08:43 PM

View PostIlluyankas, on 28 May 2010 - 06:46 PM, said:

So I decided to look at Steam and I bought the THQ package because I couldn't find my Dawn of War discs and I wanted to play Saint's Row 2 and Dawn of War 2. ALL THE NICE THINGS THEY SAID ABOUT STEAM WERE TRUE


One of the Laws of Steam is that you can be damned sure that if you buy a game when it isn't on sale, it will be on sale with in a week or two.
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Posted 29 May 2010 - 01:00 AM

Prototype is pretty fun.
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Posted 30 May 2010 - 02:58 AM

View PostJusentantaka, on 28 May 2010 - 07:16 PM, said:

Anyone looking to get Alpha Protocol? Sounds and looks an awful lot like a Splinter Cell clone, and the new ones have sucked, so I's not so sure about it.


Well, I uhm, borrowed a copy Not too bad (for about 2 hours play) pretty solid mechanics for the whole sneaky-punchy-sneaky-shooty genre, interesting toys, and a lot of gun customization abilities. Like there were in Crysis, but without the great menu for it. Add in a healthy shake of mass effect (1) with skill tree and dialog menus and its good stuff.

I give it 4 Ps and 5 Vs out of a maximum of 5 Ps.


Alll. fucking. LIES. Goes from 'fun, should be good' to 'complete and utter shit' 2 hours in. Avoid like the plague. One of the nastier ones too.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 06:47 AM

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