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    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
    Yup, still playing Civ 4, my masterful laptop cannot handle 5.

    When I am inspired I play NBA2k11, I drafted Michael Jordon to the Cleveland Cavaliers to replace that douche.

    @oldhat I have that cough device as well and since my wife has claimed ownership of the DS and I get the dirty look if I try to play.
  1.  (9897.22)
    I've been playing EVE for almost 2 years now, ever since WoW got incredibly boring (about 6 months in.) Had a little break recently to concentrate on real life and to give Dragon Age: Origins a run through, which was a lot of fun, even if it now makes watching Game of Thrones seem oddly familiar...
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
    I quit WoW as of February and haven't really went back. I loved the Warcraft RTSes and my interest in the MMO dropped significantly after we killed Arthas (my first Arthas kill was about three weeks before Cata dropped). I'd been playing on the same server since launch, with the same guild that I helped start back in Vanilla with many of the same people and I basically stuck it out for them for the first three months of the new xpac but it was just the same stuff over and over again. And, really, Deathwing? Shit, I've killed internet dragons before; hell I killed the dragon that was the embodiment of magic in that game. What's Deathwing to that?

    Since then I've been playing Borderlands, SCII (Rank 1 in gold, hoping to move up in the ladders soon), and the original Left 4 Dead.

    Table-top gaming I've only been playing Pathfinder, which we converted to after 3.5 moved to 4.0 D&D. It's a great game run by a friend of mine and we've been playing for almost four years.
  2.  (9897.24)
    I never really got into vidya games for the most part for various reasons (tetris, landstalker, jade empire, being a few minor exceptions) and my pen and paper dorkery has dwindled as of late since I have a 4 year old and recently moved away from my old group...BUT...I'm stable again, my daughter is old enough to appreciate both minis and dice, and I've been playing Dominion (amazing card game) with my wife. We're planning a game with our daughter and a friend's 10 year old son and will likely corrupt our vidya gaming fiend of a roommate to the dark side of pen and paper. Thinking we'll start with some Feng Shui wackiness.
  3.  (9897.25)
    I played this new video on my Touches this week and now I am the world champion of this video.

    GLOBAL. As in the Earth globals.

    0 is the people in the world who are better than me in the world. I am like the lion king of jumping around in this inefficient teacup in the cleverest manner. For probably at least today.
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011 edited
    Been playing WoW less since my guild stalled out at 11/12 normal. I still log in for dailies and auction house asshattery (almost half a million gold since January, even after huge splurge purchases.) I'm really waiting for the next tier so people actually come back and I have a reason to play that isn't "amass more internet currency".

    The wife and I have been playing a lot of You Don't Know Jack on the 360. I can't convince any of my friends to buy it, though, so no awesome XBL games. I used to play the shit out of YDKJ on Playstation back in college, and it's still dick and fart jokes with bizarre, sometimes arcane, trivia. Quite enjoyable.

    I somehow ended up buying a DS and Pokemon Black. It was long-distance hype from my brother and some of his friends. I must admit, it's pretty enjoyable for being a JRPG aimed at tweens. I'm slowly grinding up to fight the Elite Four, which is basically the penultimate boss fight in the game. Oh, and I also bought the two previous DS generations, so I have lots of dumb little critters to collect.

    As for physical games, there's apparently a new wave of fixed-set deckbuilding games out there, of which Ascension is my favorite. It was designed and playtested by some former Magic pros, and it seems to have a lot of replayability. Plus it's relatively non-competitive, so my wife and I can actually play it without going to bed mad at each other.

    So many of our board games are gathering dust. I really need to get a group together, even though it will probably be comprised of my wife's coworkers.
  4.  (9897.27)
    I'm still playing Minecraft thanks to an active multiplayer server. I'd probably have it on hiatus at this point if it wasn't for that, pulling it out now and then to see what's added in the updates, but having other people around is keeping it pretty entertaining.

    I also picked up Terraria, but I've only had time for a couple hours so far. Great 2D Minecraft meets Castlevania type of game, though.

    Also loving the hell out of Bangai-O HD. I actually wrote a review for it, so rather than go on about it again here's a handy link.

    E3 in under two weeks! Anyone else going to be there? Should I be looking for anyone to say hello to while I'm in LA?
  5.  (9897.28)
    I'll be at E3 on the 9th in a non-work capacity (and probably not at all the other two days). Hoping to get a peek at Thief 4, and maybe some other companies will surprise me with cool stuff (a guy on another forum was dropping hints that Arkane Studios was going to have a big announcement this year, hopefully it won't be 'we're doing some level design stuff for Skyrim').

    I'm sure a post-E3 LA area Whitechapel meet-up could be arranged.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2011
    We don't get the 'you don't know Jack' games in the UK anymore. I think they think the humour won't go over very well. There was a UK edition back when I was at uni in the late 90's where they'd got a whole bunch of then fairly unknown UK comedians to redo the whole thing. All the dick and fart jokes went, to be replaced with snark and sarcasm. It was excellent, but conversely would've been far too British to really go over well back in the US...
  6.  (9897.30)
    Been rockin' Outland lately.

    Pretty solid little game with great controls and visuals, plus a nice aggravation vs. reward factor.

    Also have been enjoy Mark of the Wolves, an old fighting game for the NeoGeo released via XBL arcade, with a great cast of characters and a really fun, balanced game (in terms of offence vs. defence) which you really just don't see much of anymore.
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
    I played through D&D: Daggerdale with my friends and it's a pretty fun game, but glitchy enough to fuck you over completely. I'd recommend it once they fix it, if they fix it. I rented L.A. Noire and am really not entirely sure why it isn't a television show. The gameplay is very, very bland and janky, while having no real impact on the story. I hear that the stories branch out more later on, but so far I'm just going through the motions until the case is solved. There's no real sense of stake or urgency. Also, as impressed as I am with the facial animation and acting and all that, the rest of the game looks rough and jaggy.

    Section 8: Prejudice is the best FPS since Bad Company 2, and is only 15 bucks, so everyone should play it. The previous poster reminded that Outland is also a very fun platformer, sort of a 2D Prince of Persia meets Ikaruga. Really, I'm just biding time until Duke Nukem Forever comes out.
  7.  (9897.32)
    Been swapping time between Dragon Age 2 and Assassin's Creed 2 lately. Mainly because I am terribly behind on all my gaming and because when I get tired of tragiporn, angst storylines (DA2) I can always switch over to jumping off of buildings and shanking some dude in the head with my collapsable hand-shiv. It's like being the Fucking Batman, only cooler.

    We just wrapped a D&D tabletop game a couple of months ago and my roommate and I are putting together a game of the Dresden Files RPG, which uses the Fate storytelling system (if anyone knows what that is. I figure between that and the oncoming threat of our old DM running another game, I should be pretty well entertained for a couple of months at least.
    • CommentAuthorPablo
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
    I've been playing Dragon Age: Origins for like...oh God I don't even remember how long anymore. I've made it through two complete campaigns (one of them including the expansion and most of the DLC), and I'm itching to start a third. That game may turn out to be the (horribly addictive) death of me.

    I've also been squeezing in a bit of time with the new Mortal Kombat, which is a decent fighter as well as a great piece of nostalgia. I want to start Mass Effect 2 as soon as I have more time, after which I'll probably look into getting Dragon Age II.
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
    Happily crashing priceless cars in LA Noire.

    Too bad Phelps has such a limited wardrobe which only livens up when there's some random bloodspatter sprinkled on by the more fashion minded criminals.

    Still casting longing glances at dragon age, but new adobe design package comes first or so I keep telling myself.
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
    I really enjoy Star Trek Online, but have been taking a break from it for a few months because I ran out of things to do. Super fun.

    I bought the Orange Box off Steam for old time sake, forgot what a good game Half-Life 2 is, especially Episode 2.

    On the pen n paper side, I play Werewolf: The Apocalypse every other weekend or so over Skype. It can be clunky at times, and not the same as being there in person, but it does the job.
  8.  (9897.36)
    Hm, wel Call of Duty" Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops have been on a fairly constant rotation whenever I can be arsed to turn the Playstation. I did play Portal 2 on that actually, and the co-op campaign was a real highlight, especially shouting at my brother to "put the portal over there, oh no, too late I'm dead you wanker." Good fun.

    Minecraft waxes and wanes, sometimes it's fun, other times it's just rather boring, the map of a whole bunch of Studio Ghibli film locations was pretty for example, but got lonely very fast.

    Oh and there's always Team Fortress 2, and for some reason EVE online. I downloaded a free trial and suddenly remembered how much fun it is to mine and explore. Don't like people though, should probably work on that if I want to get any further...

    Honestly finding Dragon Age: Origins rather bland. I've almost finished it, and the whole thing has felt like a real drag. I'll probably finish it in the next week or two, but I don't expect anything good to come of it. Really disappointed by it.

    -Looks at what I've written-

    Fuck I play too many games.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
    And in total nerd mode, I moved up to the platinum league tonight in SCII, then was promptly handed a vicious suck-beating by a few strats I'd never seen before. Boo.
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2011
    Incidentally, there's a Ubisoft discount campaing on Steam a'gwan. Assassin's Creeds 1 & 2 at 10 monies apiece? Why yes, I would like that, thank you.

    (Well, I gave the first a miss, as it's apparently not really living up to the idea and also not available for Macs, but a friend just bought me AC2. Which was nice.)
  9.  (9897.39)
    I've been on the road the past couple months, so my gaming has been minimum. Mostly random XBL nights with my best friend over Halo or Tekken (& a little bit of Dead Space 2). But now that we are in the same house, I've been playing his roommate's PS3. So far that's amounted to the first extremely long main mission on Star Wars TFU 2, which was a blast, but serioulsy could have been two levels, and finally playing an Uncharted game. The first one wasn't available, so I started on the sequel and literally spent about eight straight hours playing yesterday and am excited to finish it (I think) today. A lot more fun than I would have thought with genuinely amusing writing and some great voice acting. And I still have no idea how I feel about Chloe some twenty chapters in.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2011
    Am taking some time off from Brink (Am stuck on Day 3 security due to enemy AI bunching up) and went back to playing Tekken 6 8v8 team battle against the computer. If it wern't really inconvenient to drag my 360 downstairs I would play DA 2 because my old tv in my room just sucks for playing certain games that and it's an old aspect ration so it cuts the bottom of the screen off sometimes. Have caught up to where I was on Borderlands too. And Of course I have a new save on Mass Effect 1 I should get on with but the bits at the start of games are always boring for me because I've seen them too many times Like Dragon Age: Origins 3 hour prologue.

    I'd like to get into RPGs on the tabletop but unfortunately my friends are disinclined to play anything aside from 40K. I will have to cast my net a bit wider.

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