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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #135 on: November 07, 2017, 06:39:09 PM »
did you play Team Arena too?  As you mentioned, you have the cdss, did you hear of Quake Live?  Basically Q3 that ran in a browser and was free for many years, they did some other updates on it, now its released as siomething you could buy http://store.steampowered.com/app/282440/Quake_Live/

I might have played TA a few times but not so I remember very much. I think I heard of Quake Live but probably wouldn't have been interested in it by then so I don't know any details.

I always had a crappy internet connection so properly getting into MP communities was hard, I'd log into games and just get wasted because I couldn't move. But I remember some great sessions with housemates and on the university network and Q3A still seems to me like a perfect game. Most of the base level designs and the weapon balance are outstanding.

I actually have a 3-pack of CDs with Quakes 1-3, not sure 1 or 2 would run without a lot of work but the Q1 disc plays in an audio CD player so you can listen to that cool NIN soundtrack. All games played to death in their time.
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« Reply #136 on: November 07, 2017, 09:21:39 PM »
I can tell you Quake1 runs fine on Win7/10.  Sometimes you will run a slightly newer EXE than what was on the CD, GLquake or something fancier and newer, "winquake" probably still works well.  Quake2 goes too, i have them on steam. and CD

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« Reply #137 on: November 08, 2017, 03:54:52 AM »
Nice, I'll have to try it. I'd played a little bit of Doom 2 and maybe Duke Nukem 3D came earlier too, but the originals of Quake and Diablo are what I remember as my first proper gaming experiences.
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« Reply #138 on: November 08, 2017, 02:10:30 PM »
Last year I played The Final Doom (from Steam)  and actually finished those campaigns properly on Ultra Violence.  It was worth the effort and ran well.   Lots of older 90s things which previously were unable to find are popping up online which is cool.

I still have a small list I'm looking for.

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« Reply #139 on: November 08, 2017, 02:20:43 PM »
99.89% of games with MP are dead.  Of course anything older than 6 months that still has a community alive is special.
What an oddly specific percentage...

I had to buy a new Switch and games since my old one got stolen a couple months back. Other than Disgaea (which I burnt out on without completing - zero story and hollow loot/character progression systems), I've been re-playing Zelda and messing around with Wonderboy 3 (which is awesome). I need a new RPG and have my eye on two which are out in about 3 weeks: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Battle Chasers: Nightwar.

Has anyone here played previous Xenoblade games or Battle Chasers on PS4? Worth getting?

I absolutely loved Xenoblade Chronicles on Wii.  It was a total JRPG though so if that isn't your bag then it's hard to recommend.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #140 on: November 08, 2017, 03:25:49 PM »
I found out I have played and really enjoyed a Visual Novel style game in the past.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_Department_2192  It mixed a lot of dialogue between top down missions.  I see that game came out as freeware 10 years ago

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« Reply #141 on: November 08, 2017, 10:46:39 PM »
Finished Yakuza 0 at around 130 hours played.  Game's got a lot of content, although the quality is somewhat imbalanced.  There are lots of really gripping dramatic moments early on, but they tail off by the end (or just get more predictable), and since it's a prequel to the rest of the series it was fairly clear how things would turn out.  Some of the mini-games are quite fun like the karaoke, the cabaret club, bowling, and pool, but then some are so hard (like the batting cages, or the scantily-clad-women cage fighting) or so dull (like fishing, or the weapon/gear searching) that getting 100% completion is not a fun prospect.  The game includes original arcade versions of Outrun, Space Harrier, FantasyZone and Super Hang-On, as well as using likenesses and videos of real-life Japanese models/idols for most of the female NPCs.  The tone is intentionally all over the place with the cutscenes and battles being especially brutal and serious, whereas the sidequests are crazy like bowling a turkey to win a chicken and then making it a manager of your businesses, or protecting Michael Jackson from zombies while he shoots a music video.  There's a mini-game for talking to women on the phone.  Heh, Japan.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #142 on: November 18, 2017, 02:57:07 PM »
Elex:

What happens when a German game developer says "we should combine Fallout, Mass Effect, and Skyrim into one game."

It's pretty awesome. A bit janky but not as bad as previous Piranha Bytes games (Gothic, etc).

Axes, swords, plasma weapons, explosives, magic, psi powers, and chems all in one open-world RPG? Sign me up!

Worth checking out.

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« Reply #143 on: November 18, 2017, 09:36:50 PM »
Another game to add to wish list it seems.

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« Reply #144 on: November 18, 2017, 11:03:57 PM »
I just played it for like 8 straight hours.

It's purty good.