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  1.  (10196.21)
    Recently got a new laptop, so I've been neglecting my 360 for the PC.

    Been playing Borderlands GOTY (it was ridiculously cheap on Steam a week or so ago), League of Legends (I really just need to uninstall it until I have no other games to play because it is fucking addictive and at the same time it feels like a waste because there is so little progress to be made), and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

    I'm not sure how I feel about DE:HR yet. It's like the game doesn't want me to play it, because every time I get really stuck into it and start enjoying it it crashes on me (black screen cutscene crash for those playing at home). Got so pissed off with the first boss battle (it's 2011, can't we just get rid of boss battles in any non-arcade-style game?), and with the fact that the game crashed when I finally beat him, that I took two days off from the game and haven't really been feeling it since then. I've played a few more hours, but more because I spent good money on it and I should play it, rather than because I want to.

    I'm not really interested in any of the upcoming titles (no new release I'm waiting on until ME3 I think), so I'm sure I'll have time to get into it and enjoy it before something else starts vying for my attention.
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2011

    Few years old, but I just stumbled on this the other day and realize that my life until that moment was a waste.
      CommentAuthorIan Mayor
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011

    A couple of races and and a couple of missions feature Lombard street and a bunch of other SF landmarks.
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
    I've got the PC version of Deus Ex, and it is SWEET. I've also recently picked up "Elevator Action Deluxe" for my PS3, and am seriously enjoying both the remake and the original arcade game that gets bundled with it. I also picked of King of Fighters 95 as a PS3 download, as that used to be one of my favorite fighting games, once upon a time.

    Also, I've been seriously enjoying KINGDOM RUSH, a free tower-defense game on
  2.  (10196.25)
    @isaac...kingdom ruch is amazing

    I think i'm going to soil myself when space marine come out...i mean jumppacks and lascannons and power swords....nerdgasm
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011
    Am currently trying to wrap my head around the Bonfire of the Vanities expansion for Assassin's Creed 2 so I can play Brotherhood and by extention Revelations. I played a bit of Deus EX: Human Revolution and decided to save it for when I can dedicate all my game time to it.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2011

    We Bay Area natives thank you then. *grin*
  3.  (10196.28)
    I started a new feature in my blog called Mood Pieces, which is about games where the overall mood, atmosphere, vibe, or whatever you want to call it has made an impression. Here are the first two pieces.

    Mood Pieces: The Modern God Gaming of “From Dust”

    Mood Pieces: LIMBO – The Scariest Art Platformer You Will Play
  4.  (10196.29)
    Found this on the App store, so far a win.

  5.  (10196.30)
    still working through stuff from before i had a new console, so ive been playing the hell out of FABLE 2: GOTY lately. its such a huge improvement over the first one its ridiculous. i hate sounding like a repeater, but it really does seem like F2 is everything that the original was hyped perfectly ok with that!

    and to everyone with FALLOUT problems: im with you. during the span where myself, my best friend and my wife were all cranking through F3 (and NV to a lesser extent) shit got weird. at least we could all confide in each other ('oh man, i saw some bottle caps in parking lot and actually got stoked for a second')
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2011
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2011
    Finally got a new computer so I will be able to start playing more recent games, so far I am all over Civ5. Fallout 3 coming soon.
    • CommentTimeSep 7th 2011
    Rented Deus Ex from Redbox the week it came out, just to slake my obsession a bit. It didn't work, and hopefully I'll be able to swing it this week.

    I played the Space Marine demo for the 360, and it is fun. Wading in and chainswording orks is as satisfying as you'd hope it would be.
  6.  (10196.34)
    Non-final verdict on Dead Island- great fun! It's horribly flawed in many ways, not the least of which is the way the interface feels so sluggish and un-intuitive, but when you target the arm of an attacking zombie and slice it right the hell off, then kick it in the face to have it stagger to the floor, where you can decapitate it, all is forgiven. It's a giant gratuitous gory mess of a game, and I'm having a great time so far.

    Also, apparently the PC version (which I'm playing due to an unbreakable preference for anything FPS to be on PC, where my trackball and keyboard provide perfect controls) had a dev version released with all sorts of probelms, most of which got patched out after a very rocky start. So despite some initial launch-day problems it's working fine now.

    And I beat Enslaved before starting, so now I can feel good about not adding another mostly-done game to my giant pile of unfinished shame.
  7.  (10196.35)
    I found Tactics in the App Store as well.

    And despite every other Final Fantasy game Squeenix offered in the App Store, this one didn't automatically use the language my iPhone is set to: English.

    This would be fine except there is not way for me to switch it to English. I did not know this until after spending a heap of app money on it. It has soured me on using my phone so much that I've yet to play the new Angry Birds levels.
  8.  (10196.36)
    Ooh, and Hard Reset gets a PC demo. Which makes sense, seeing as it's a PC game and all, but the game doesn't come out for another week. An early demo for a game styled after 1990s FPS, which is wonderfully appropriate. :)
  9.  (10196.37)
    Out of interest, how many people here are excited for The Secret World? It seems the perfect sort of Whitechapel game, given it's supposed to be a mix of Lovecraft, conspiracy theories and uh, more conspiracy theories. Then again it's got Ragnar Tørnquist working on it and my feelings for The Longest Journey are on the silly side of 'love it' so I'll probably try it no matter what the eventual verdict is.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeSep 8th 2011
    I just saw a bunch of the trailers and I'm a bit confused. Is it a FPS, fighting RPG like Dragon Age/MassEffect?
  10.  (10196.39)
    Well I know it's an MMORPG, but I don't know much about the combat system (which from what I hear can be altered however you like; so if you want to go from fire magic to guns, you can) Though Funcom likes to talk about their lack of levels and character classes. I think that it would be a bit like Dragon Age, but this is wild guesswork, sadly. Here's the best link that I can think of, it's what excited me the most when I started looking around, and it seems that what combat there is (which is optional? Maybe) is third person, Dragon Age or World of Warcraft.

    And here's a video of a guy killing a demon, while he's taking a piss:
  11.  (10196.40)

    I've never played a more thoroughly hilarious gaming experience.

    My friend talked it about it for years, and he was right. So good.

    Tracked down Mutant League Hockey for the Sega Genesis yesterday. It remains the one non-mario sports game that I find enjoyable. Because of punchings.