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    • CommentTimeSep 20th 2011 edited
    Got Gears 3 at midnight. The fella and I get excited about games that have local co-op (that we're both interested in). We played campaign for a couple hours before collapsing; so far, it's still the same mindless fun, story's a little better (ETA: even if there hasn't been a SINGLE line of dialogue that hasn't been full of snark).
    Horde mode's gonna be interesting, especially since neither of us have XBL Gold.

    (ETA: Horde's pretty awesome, but I can see it'd be even better w/ more than 2 players.

    Also, either I've embarrassed myself by saying I like Gears and no one wants to speak up, or everyone's too busy playing (Gears or otherwise) to post. It's hard to tell.)
  1.  (10196.82)
    also been on gears for a couple of days now, and got my first subscription to xbox live gold, if any of you slightly odd whitechapel folk are up for some light hearted gaming not taking it too serious and just having fun, feel free to add me on xbox live gamertag: vandalhandle
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2011 edited
    i got the rick remender-makes-totally-tasteless-and-wonderful-trash* game, BULLETSTORM for crazy cheap, waiting to finish responsibilties so i can play it properly: with a cold beer in my gut and no shirt on.

    *i say this as a total complement!
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2011
    finished gears 2 days in.... good thing
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    I've got a nice upgrade coming in the form of Win7, from WinXP. I should probably buy some new RAM to celebrate switching from an 11-year-old operating system. Not really a game, specifically, but finally being able to use the latest version of Direct X should do lovely things across the board.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2011

    My other half and I are in the same position re:co-op. I think we're saving Gears3 for Christmas though - there is a real dearth of offline co-op out there these days. They seem to be making games with it as a feature less and less...
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    So the Ico/Shadow of the Colossus HD collection came out today. If anyone wants me, I'm glued to my tv for the next week for a trip down memory lane. Several hours of Ico tonight have shown that, just this once at least, it's a place worth visiting.
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    Recently got Sword of the Stars - pleasantly surprised that underneath the garish UI, horrible 2D artwork and occasionally cheesy voice acting, it's the best empire-building game I've played in a long time. It ate roughly a complete week of my time, and then I found out that there's a sequel coming out some time between last week and next month. The sequel looks like it's going to be one of those rare gems - a game set in space that doesn't look ten years out of date when it's released. Plus one of the races gets to summon huge* genocidal psychic whales to take part in fleet battles. I know I have to move house pretty soon but I'm not sure where I'll find the time.

    (*as in bigger than the biggest ship anyone can build)
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2011
    Anyone trying out the Battlefield 3 open beta? I'm enjoying it immensely. Especially the caspian border map. 64 player mayhem!
    • CommentTimeSep 30th 2011
    Who's seen the trailer for Syndicate?
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    If they're actually using that music ingame, I'm sold on the idea.
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    After watching the trailer it appears that it could turn out to be quite a good shooter... But a linear, heavily-scripted shooter. Might be great, but won't be much of a Syndicate game in my books . I've had this conversation on 2 other forums already, so I won't go into it any more now unless anyone is really interested.
    Even if it's great I'm going to overlook it (at least until it's really cheap), mainly because I'm just sick of shooters right now. I didn't even finish Human Revolution, and don't know when (if?) I'll be bothered to.

    Anyone who is lamenting the Syndicate FPS remake should be interested in this.
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd 2011 edited
    Syndicate looks great, especially set to Skrillex. I can't wait for the new SSX.

  7.  (10196.94)
    Dark Souls. Is on its way. To me now.

    Sweet, sweet masochism. Comes with a guide too, since it's the collector's edition, but I'll try to ignore that as much as I can. Maybe just read the weapons section, if the weapon upgrade system is as opaque as it was in Demon's Souls.