General Games Chat; The Chat Thread!

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by jiggles » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:06 pm

jiggles wrote:
jawafour wrote:
jiggles wrote:I fully expect to go home...

You still think you've got a house, jiggles? ;) .


My Xbox has caught fire and burned it down.


Actually, it's not as bad as this, but it's pretty bad.

I turned on my PC just now and the hard drive is working fine. But the replacement has already shipped. I just dropped over £300 on hard drives I didn't need.

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by jawafour » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:05 pm

jiggles wrote:...I just dropped over £300 on hard drives I didn't need.

I take it... you can send the drives back, jiggles?

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by jiggles » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:08 pm

Well, I can, but they're better than what I have in there at the minute, so I'm unlikely to.

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by jawafour » Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:13 pm

jiggles wrote:Well, I can, but they're better than what I have in there at the minute, so I'm unlikely to.

:o . jiggles, three hundred quid that you hadn't wanted to splash out... return 'em, dude!

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by Knoyleo » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:25 pm

The new South Park game has been using the "Nosulus Rift" device, to market the game.



They actually made them. :lol:




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by Knoyleo » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:09 pm

The guardian discuss the best and worst sex scenes in videogames.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... me-history

The state of that Farcry 3 one. :dread:

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by jawafour » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:26 pm

Due to "not enough connections to my TV" issues, I had retired my Xbox 360 to the cupboard.

Next day I realised the error of my ways, re-jigged my set-up and connected the console up again. I'd forgotten just how many great games there are on the 360; and I still have Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Dragon Age and more to play through. As the machine is no longer being made, I guess the 360 could be classed as "retro" now?

I'm glad it's back. The king is dead... long live the king!

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by Hyperion » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:08 pm

jawafour wrote: As the machine is no longer being made, I guess the 360 could be classed as "retro" now?


No. It's last-gen, it can be retro after that.

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by Pedz » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:22 pm

Retro for me is up to N64, cause it's easier to emulate for Retro Mondays.

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by Super Dragon 64 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:39 pm

It's pretty easy to emulate GameCube, Wii and even PS2 games.

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by Pedz » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:05 am

I wouldn't know I don't actually emulate, I buy all the games for my Retro streams :shifty:

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by HSH28 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:07 am

jawafour wrote:I'd forgotten just how many great games there are on the 360; and I still have Arkham Asylum, Arkham City, Dragon Age and more to play through


Does that mean you've never played Arkham Asylum?

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by Pedz » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:16 am

Knowing Jawa he's played it a gooseberry fool load, but never got out of the first area.

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by Rex Kramer » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:16 am

Next year's GOTY has already been decided for me.



V7 Entertainment has revealed its sport title Old Time Hockey which is an arcade style hockey game expected in early 2017 for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. The game is set in the 1970’s where hockey players didn’t wear much padding or helmets during games, and violence was par for the course. There’s a story mode where players will have to help a struggling team compete in the Bush Hockey League during a time of disco and economic depression. Old Time Hockey will include multiplayer though this appears to be limited to local play.

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by Preezy » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:45 pm

jawafour wrote:As the machine is no longer being made, I guess the 360 could be classed as "retro" now?

An interesting question, Jawa!

I think "retro" is a bit of an intangible for me, it's more down to nostalgia, but a very paticular type of nostalgia. Very difficult to classify! I know there are dictionary defintions that Robot Boy™ will chime in with, but I'm all about them feels man 8-)

Would I class the PS3/360 as retro? I don't think I would, even though they don't make them anymore. Too recent and shiny.

The PS2/Xbox/Dreamcast/Gamecube generation? Nope, again still too recent for me, although a case could be made I suppose.

PS1? I get deeply satisfying waves of nostalgia whenever I hear the startup noises of the PS1, this for me is properly "in the feels" so I'd most likely class that as retro. The fact that its styling is also of a previous era certainly helps.

Pre-PS1 era is bonafide retro nostalgiaville, hook it up to my viens :datass:

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by Pedz » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:03 pm

People say the term retro is wrong any way. Retro is a term used to describe something that's attempting to be like something from the past, so Castlevania is vintage and Shovel Knight is Retro. But strawberry float that noise, Retro means old gooseberry fool to me.

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by Super Dragon 64 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:45 pm

Sledz wrote:I wouldn't know I don't actually emulate, I buy all the games for my Retro streams :shifty:

I buy all my games and then dump them for use in an emulator. An breach of law is due to its archaic nature and a desperate need for reformation.

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by jawafour » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:48 pm

Looking at the masses of games that have had their prices lowered in the run-up to Christmas - including big titles such as Watch Dogs 2, Call of Duty, FF XV and The Last Guardian which were only released just a couple of weeks back - I think I've finally learnt the lessons that game publishers are teaching people:

> Never pre-order a game
> Never buy a game at release
> Never buy DLC in advance

The publishers are literally* teaching us gamers that "you're a mug for buying our game at launch!".

* Literally.

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by HSH28 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:35 pm

jawafour wrote:Looking at the masses of games that have had their prices lowered in the run-up to Christmas - including big titles such as Watch Dogs 2, Call of Duty, FF XV and The Last Guardian which were only released just a couple of weeks back - I think I've finally learnt the lessons that game publishers are teaching people:

> Never pre-order a game
> Never buy a game at release
> Never buy DLC in advance

The publishers are literally* teaching us gamers that "you're a mug for buying our game at launch!".

* Literally.


Is it the publishers or the retailers that are setting these sale prices?

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by ITSMILNER » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:53 pm

jawafour wrote:Looking at the masses of games that have had their prices lowered in the run-up to Christmas - including big titles such as Watch Dogs 2, Call of Duty, FF XV and The Last Guardian which were only released just a couple of weeks back - I think I've finally learnt the lessons that game publishers are teaching people:

> Never pre-order a game
> Never buy a game at release
> Never buy DLC in advance

The publishers are literally* teaching us gamers that "you're a mug for buying our game at launch!".

* Literally.


This is exactly what I have been thinking, in the last 2 months i've picked up the following games

Gears of War 4 £21
Titanfall 2 £20
The Last Guardian £25
Dead Rising 4 £23

I picked them up at that price around 2-3 weeks after launch. Not only do you get them for half price but any kinks the games may have had may have already been patched therefore your getting a better experience than if you bought the games at launch.

I know i've learned my lesson now, next year the only games I get at launch will be the ones I pick up alongside the Nintendo Switch on launch day. Everything else i'll wait a few weeks and check the prices

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