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  1.  (10854.21)
    im so exhausted from my week

    DEAD ISLAND came in the mail, NiGHTS is out, new track pack for TRIALS EVOLUTION

    i really want to just loaf about and recharge this weekend

    unfortunately my most out of hand booze hound friend is in town for theee days

    i already know how this ends, with me opening my eyes monday morning grunting 'Uuuuugh'
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2012
     (10854.22)
    Started up Borderlands 2 with my brother the other night. So far enjoying it.
  2.  (10854.23)
    I have also been playing an awful lot of FTL. Love it.

    Also got into the alpha/beta for a couple of stompy mech games... Not sure where the NDAs are at at the moment, so that's all I'll say.

    Chomping at the bit for HOTLINE MIAMI. Can't it just be out already?
  3.  (10854.24)
    Playing Borderlands 2 at the moment... XBOX Live handle: GovSpy79

    Never played with any of you WC'ers, but wouldn't mind giving it a shot...
  4.  (10854.25)
    Unfinished Swan and Retro City Rampage both in October? I've barely scratched the surface of Tokyo Jungle, and haven't had a chance to look at Hell Yeah! yet. Fall is trying to kill me, again!
    • CommentAuthorandycon
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2012
     (10854.26)
    gog has some good stuff on sale this week. Picked up Arcanium and Vampire: The Masquerade- Redemption

    part of me hates not having a PC back in the day, the other part of me loves that I can get all these games for like $4 a pop
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2012
     (10854.27)
    'Mark of the Ninja' on the 360 folks. Seriously, a game about stealth that actually works and makes it fun. Took me a while to cave into pressure at work and try it, and I'm glad I did.

    And the art style is awesome (reminds me a little of Samurai Jack)
  5.  (10854.28)
    ^This.

    'Mark of the Ninja' is excellent. It reminds me of a cross between the original Metal Gears, Shinobi and/or Shadow Dancer.... with maybe a little Tenchu (in 2D). Hours of fun.
  6.  (10854.29)
    Mark of the Ninja gets a Steam release in a week or so, on 10/16. My 360 isn't quite in retirement, but after a while I get tired of scrolling through a front-end that's about anything but video games. I'd rather get it on Steam, and seeing as I'm a bit swamped with stuff at the moment, that works out fine.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2012
     (10854.30)
    XCom day today. Woooooo. I have next week off and I shall be playing it a lot.
  7.  (10854.31)
    Oh hey lookie, here's the new thread. Crosspost from the old one, to which I posted yesterday since I was too hangoverish to be arsed to find the new one .)

    ***

    1) Remedy is hiring programmers and animators, you derpers might be interested: http://remedygames.com/extra/job-openings/

    2) If not, a pal who's a writer in Remedy had a fun idea - come play in his X-Com squad :D http://community.remedygames.com/showthread.php?t=9366
  8.  (10854.32)
    Hah, this looks like a fun start to the previous:

    http://community.remedygames.com/showthread.php?p=157094#post157094
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeOct 13th 2012
     (10854.33)
    I kind of wish I hadn't gone through and done budgeting. Now I know exactly how little I am earning, and can't afford all the great games coming out right now. XCom, Dishonored, Torchlight 2, Worms Revolution, Skyrim DLCs, not to mention everything else coming out in the next few months.
  9.  (10854.34)
    Arrrrgh. NOW I remember why I hated "Chocobo Hot & Cold" at the end of my first playthrough of Final Fantasy 9 a decade ago.

    I just spent AN HOUR grinding out those last two Chocographs in the first Chocobo forest. AN. HOUR. The main problem was that last Chocograph, the one you need to make your Chocobo walk through rivers. I'd forgotten just how mindnumbing it is to play the same minigame again and again, digging up nothing but Gysahl greens, potions and whatever else piddly items the game tosses at you when each Chocobo location is mostly emptied of good items. It isn't made any better by the occasional fiddlyness of the game when you're a pixel away from where it wants you to dig. It got to the point where I was looking at FAQs to make sure that I'd remembered correctly, that I was supposed to actually, really do this.

    No more. I'm 47 hours into the game and I haven't even gotten to Terra yet. I'm powering through the rest, and Choco can go K-K-KWEHHHHH!!! himself. I'm not going through that with three or four more locations.

    (Beyond that, I actually still like FF9. The random battles can be a chore at times, since they're annoyingly slow when fighting certain enemies, but I *really* like the story and characters and the world they've built. And when the battle system's at its best, it's actually still really fun.)
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2012
     (10854.35)
    Holy shit, Dishonored is amazing. Bioshock meets Copper, kind of.
  10.  (10854.36)
    The Walking Dead game series remains really neat. Episode 4 is as good as the previous ones, and I'm REALLY looking forward to the fifth now.
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2012
     (10854.37)
    Carmageddon on iPad. Yeeeahhhhhhh.
    • CommentAuthorMWHS
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2012
     (10854.38)
    I picked up Rome: Total War on a steam sale and have been playing it like crazy again. I also re-installed EB mod. It's... beautiful.

    Wars of the Roses is also fun, if a bit lacking in depth. Hopefully the developers will add more content/finish the damn game without Paradox pushing them to make everything DLC.
  11.  (10854.39)
    I caved in this week and got XCom, it's pretty awesome. This lunchtime I started a game at work and decided to try out Classic Mode. I thought "what's the worst that could happen?" and the game took my squad out round the back of the house and shot them.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2012
     (10854.40)
    @Ben - Was the old "aliens send an RPG into the back of your troop transport at the end of round one and now your squad is a bunch of BBQ corpses" trick? Fucking hated when they did that in the old XCOMs.