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Also for music check out Steam Powered Giraffes music not a huge music guy but they got some great fun music all on Spotify too loved the Fire Fire song.
 

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Yep Red Fraction Armegedon. Loved Red Fraction Guerilla. Tried Armegedon knww it waa going to be bad and it just felt even more dissapointing to play. I spent like 12 hours beating it and I swear I honestly thought I just had spent 25 hours on the game shouldn't have waisted time trying to go through it
Exactly my point.

I went ahead and picked up Far Cry 3, and in my head I was thinking it would be fun, have a cool villain, good FPS, etc.

Then I actually dive in... and the whole thing underwhelms. I’ve never been fond of the gun play in Far Cry, and hunting animals can be super tedious. Oh, and radio towers.

But, I am liking Vaas and the island is beautiful.
 

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I didn't even play it (RF:A) for that long. 1.2 hours according to Steam and I appear to have hidden it in my Library.

I presumably got it free.


Steam is so stupid with scheduling updates. It's Tuesday, but it thinks 3AM on Saturday is a good time to update Destiny 2 (there is never a good time). I would expect some algorithm to come up with a good time but I don't exactly leave my PC on all night.
 
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Exactly my point.

I went ahead and picked up Far Cry 3, and in my head I was thinking it would be fun, have a cool villain, good FPS, etc.

Then I actually dive in... and the whole thing underwhelms. I’ve never been fond of the gun play in Far Cry, and hunting animals can be super tedious. Oh, and radio towers.

But, I am liking Vaas and the island is beautiful.
I wasn't even expecting a good story or characters or level design or missions just was expecting some simple dumb fun but a bit repetive but the game even let down with that
 
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I didn't even play it (RF:A) for that long. 1.2 hours according to Steam and I appear to have hidden it in my Library.

I presumably got it free.


Steam is so stupid with scheduling updates. It's Tuesday, but it thinks 3AM on Saturday is a good time to update Destiny 2 (there is never a good time). I would expect some algorithm to come up with a good time but I don't exactly leave my PC on all night.
Do you still play Destiny 2? Is it pretty active still? I appreciate that Bungie is forgoing a new entry to expand on the universe.
 

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Hah, no. I have it installed because I stupidly bought the expansion when it released on Steam and quickly realised I was sick to death of it. My most recent gaming purchase which I regret.

I still have friends playing it, I reckon it's doing fine.

No wait it is doing fucking spectacularly.

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Top ten on Steam with nothing particularly special happening, damn.

I I appreciate their efforts but ultimately it's not a game for me. Their shooter mechanics are still so good, I just wish they would make a new Marathon game. They could destroy Halo with it.
 

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A new Marathon game would be amazing, especially with modern technology. I feel like the opportunity is right there, yet they just won’t bite.

I don’t mind Destiny, but I prefer a shooter that’s a bit more focused. Bungie really gets the mechanics down. Now 343...
 

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It's wild going to a children's hospital for surgery. My wife gets all sorts of emails and brochures about "Your Child's Safety". Wondering whether or not they knew I was an adult when they all signed a get well card. Going for a pre-surgery test and getting a momentary "What is this grown ass man doing alone at a Children's Hospital" before remembering that they occasionally treat adults. It's good for a laugh.
 

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You guys ever play a game, knowing exactly what you’re getting into, then feel disappointed when you actually get into it? I feel like this has happened to me a lot lately, especially with FPS.

Need For Speed: The Run and Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012).

Initially I was excited for The Run as doing a higher stakes version of a Cannonball Run was appealing to me but when I fully sank my teeth into it I felt that it fell quite a bit short. The controls and physics felt rather stiff, the A.I. opponents had a tendency to alternate between "Slow as a sleeping Hutt" or "Aggressive as a Soccer-mom" putting you into the nearest object (traffic car, guardrails, off a cliff), plus a lack of additional single and multiplayer content once the main campaign is completed.

For Most Wanted (2012) I was hoping for a newer take on the original Most Wanted's story that included newer cars but what I got instead was "Burnout: Paradise" but with licensed cars which was okay though it had some rather odd aspects, it had most of the cars available right out of the gate but I had to find each one, the color of said cars could be changed at the Repair Shops during single player mode but it could be done in a menu during multiplayer. After I completed the main game and beat all the DLC activities it felt rather hollow compared to the fun I had with previous games in the Need For Speed series (excluding The Run) and was hoping that the next game (Rivals) would be more satisfying, little did I know that said next game would be the one that sent me to greener pastures after it's technical failings. (Assetto Corsa, Project CARS 1&2, Forza Horizon 3&4 being the greener pastures.)
 
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It's wild going to a children's hospital for surgery. My wife gets all sorts of emails and brochures about "Your Child's Safety". Wondering whether or not they knew I was an adult when they all signed a get well card. Going for a pre-surgery test and getting a momentary "What is this grown ass man doing alone at a Children's Hospital" before remembering that they occasionally treat adults. It's good for a laugh.
I hope everything went well. My oldest brother loved working at a children’s hospital. At least you didn’t come out of it with clowns dancing around you.

@Cygnus Rush 961 I bought a new Xbox 360 (yes, not cheap) and it came with a download code for Forza Horizon 2. I should sit down and give it a play, though most people say the first one is better.
 
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@Cygnus Rush 961 I bought a new Xbox 360 (yes, not cheap) and it came with a download code for Forza Horizon 2. I should sit down and give it a play, though most people say the first one is better.
The first one on the 360 is better than the second one on the 360 as the second one that was ported to the 360 came with some compromises in order to get it to run properly while the first one didn't.
 

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Long ago on the adult swim message boards, there was this wise older member that everyone loved visiting with.

Anyway, she loved talking about kids shows, which my teenage self couldn’t comprehend at the time.

Fast forward about 15 years, and now it’s all we regularly watch with our daughter. And you know what? Bluey is the cutest stinking show I’ve watched in a long time.
 

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Long ago on the adult swim message boards, there was this wise older member that everyone loved visiting with.

Anyway, she loved talking about kids shows, which my teenage self couldn’t comprehend at the time.

Fast forward about 15 years, and now it’s all we regularly watch with our daughter. And you know what? Bluey is the cutest stinking show I’ve watched in a long time.
Bluey kind of loses its charm after a couple of years of your niece almost exclusively watching when you're looking after her. Though it is kind of cute that it's set (and produced) in my home city! So yeah. I guess there's that.

Still, it's definitely one of the better kids shows, haha! And I guess she doesn't have the patience for Studio Ghibli just yet. One of these days, though! One of these days!
 
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I guess I’m just not impressed with Ubisoft. More open world games loaded with tons of side quests. I guess that’s good to keep you busy, but I really wish it wasn’t the same old thing every year.
 

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I guess I’m just not impressed with Ubisoft. More open world games loaded with tons of side quests. I guess that’s good to keep you busy, but I really wish it wasn’t the same old thing every year.
I just can't do much of that sort of game -- oftentimes, I find myself only buying one open world game every now and again, enjoying the heck out of it, then moving on to a JRPG or something.

You know, I love BotW. I'm enjoying Ghost of Tsushima... but those are maybe the only two games in that particular style that I kind of played within that time frame? Unless you count Spider-Man. And Spider-Man works because Insomniac is great (aside from Fuse).

I think you kinda need to treat it like you do with LEGO games or Dynasty Warriors. Only pick up the ones that really interest you, and leave the rest by the wayside. In all honesty.

And eh, regarding Ubisoft specifically. Even before the absolutely gross fucking issues surrounding the company came to light, I always found its games to be the most homogenous of the lot as far as open world titles go. So yeah. Never really been a fan.
 
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I think some of SUPERHOT's gameplay would work really well for a franchise like Berserk or something Berserk inspired. Have the combat gradually slow down as you build adrenaline from both kills and taking damage.

Also I'd love to see a Hotline Miami x SUPERHOT collaboration.

Just throwing these things out there. Someone make something happen.
 
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Got The Touryst on Switch from a sale and it is delightful. It's a unique game, so comparison to Mario isn't fair, but it revolves around collecting coins that work almost like stars did in Mario games like Odyssey or 64. They also double as currency for buying things like abilities, items for other side quests, and even tokens for the arcade where there's even an F-Zero-like mini-game in it.

The art is bright and colorful. It's also one of the few games that actually hits a stable 1080p/60 fps on Switch.

I highly recommend this game if you're into 3D platformers with interesting puzzles and Mario Odyssey-like collecting.

Unrelated, but micro-USB is shit. I hope I never buy anything that uses that ever again.
 
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My copy of Brendon Small's Galaktikon II arrived today. Was pretty stoked for it, because you know. It's Dethklok. It's just Dethklok.

Well, the second disk was damaged, which is a damn shame. I considered getting a refund, but you know what? The disks themselves are insanely pretty. Like. Insanely. Look at this shit! Holy heck!

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They match the blue and purple aesthetic of my flat perfectly, too! So I figured it was a damn shame to just return them. Instead, I ordered in a second copy. And I'm gonna go out and get some frames on Thursday. I gotta go to the shops anyway, so I might as well.

That way, I've got some incredibly pretty decal.
 
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My copy of Brendon Small's Galaktikon II arrived today. Was pretty stoked for it, because you know. It's Dethklok. It's just Dethklok.

Well, the second disk was damaged, which is a damn shame. I considered getting a refund, but you know what? The disks themselves are insanely pretty. Like. Insanely. Look at this shit! Holy heck!

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They match the blue and purple aesthetic of my flat perfectly, too! So I figured it was a damn shame to just return them. Instead, I ordered in a second copy. And I'm gonna go out and get some frames on Thursday. I gotta go to the shops anyway, so I might as well.

That way, I've got some incredibly pretty decal.
They couldn't even put them in a proper sleeve?!?!

Records that come in just plastic bother me to no end.