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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby ~NoodleDemon~ » Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:28 pm

black bart wrote:Yes...yes allright...that demon thing sounds good...but I have to get to First Lieutenant in Warhawk first.


The souls can wait... For so long...

And does anyone still play ODST? I love that game.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby fueledbycoffee » Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:38 pm

You know, I love me a good adventure game. So when I saw Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon at Big Lots for $6.00, I snapped it up. Well, I'm here to tell you, :furious: Broken Sword! :furious: it hard! Friggin' game won't even bloody launch. Godammit.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby ubidubikid #1 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:03 pm

Legend of zelda, the phantom hour glass. I just beat a boss there that made me want to kill someone at nintendo. You control both link and some random villager kid. You can only control one at a time. They are both under attack by snakey things, they don't defend themselves while you control the other.
Link is stuck across a river of quick sand from the boss. Meanwhile villager kid has to fight the huge armored fire breatheing lizard by waiting untill it charges and moving at the last minute so it runs into a wall. Then imediately attacking it's side repeatedly. If you don't react fast enough it'll start attacking again and you'll have to wait untill it's next charge. If you can hit it enough it falls over, and is imoble for a few seconds in which link has to get a bombchu into it's mouth which will explode. You must repeat all of this three times to get the boss down. Then a bridge apears across the quick sand and the kid leaves through the door on his side. But wait there's more!
Once link crosses the bridge to follow him the boss wakes up, and you have to fight him, again! Slightly differently! There is some healing available in the room. But it's limited and if you use it all before the second half of the fight, you're screwed. If you die during the second half you have to fight the lizard's first form, again! And then you get to retry the second! No this isn't needlessly tedious at all, why do you ask?
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby daftbeaker » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:39 pm

I just got the Specialist achievement in TF2. Its awarded for getting 10,000 heal points in one life as a Medic.

I have also developed a burning hatred for Spies. Bearing in mind Medics are everyone's priority target anyway so I'm already fairly paranoid. Then some arsehole that can't play a proper class pops up behind (while invisible), stabs me in the back and runs away :furious:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:36 am

ubidubikid #1 wrote: No this isn't needlessly tedious at all, why do you ask?

Isn't that the motto of Zelda anyway? "Oh noble warrior, go fetch me some chickens or some shit, I don't care. You get a lamp maybe?"

Bought Fallout 3 and Fable the other day. Fallout 3 is pretty engrossing. I finished the game, but then realise that it doesn't continue afterwards, so I fixed that with a mod. It's made by the same folks as Oblivion, so it's practically the same game but with guns. It's also super-moddable.

I bought Fable because I played it a few years ago and loved it, and found it for half price!
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:14 am

Detective TurtleHolmes wrote:Bought Fallout 3 and Fable the other day. Fallout 3 is pretty engrossing. I finished the game, but then realise that it doesn't continue afterwards, so I fixed that with a mod. It's made by the same folks as Oblivion, so it's practically the same game but with guns. It's also super-moddable.

I recommend acquiring the downloadable content. Broken Steel raises the level cap to 30 and fixes the 'ending at the main story' thing by extending the story.

I think your internet connection's pretty rubbish (I'm sure you've mentioned it) but you can get them all quite cheaply over here. The Game of the Year edition has all the DLC for about 15 quid on amazon.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby daftbeaker » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:22 pm

Valve have had a good idea. TF2's Soldier and Demoman are getting an update and new weapons but whichever gets the most kills get an extra weapon. The map I was just playing was an explosion spamfest :haha:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:27 am

Having trouble with the 100cc races on MarioKart on the wii.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby daftbeaker » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:08 am

black bart wrote:Having trouble with the 100cc races on MarioKart on the wii.

Use Toad or a Koopa with the bullet bike. Unlock the one that looks like a sports bike (Magicruiser?), then use that. Slide close round corners and wheelie on every straight. Easy :wink:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:15 am

daftbeaker wrote:
black bart wrote:Having trouble with the 100cc races on MarioKart on the wii.

Use Toad or a Koopa with the bullet bike. Unlock the one that looks like a sports bike (Magicruiser?), then use that. Slide close round corners and wheelie on every straight. Easy :wink:


Smart arse! :furious:

My daughter's got all those things. :furious: :furious:

All I've got is Mario and his f*****g scooter!!!!!
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby daftbeaker » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:34 am

black bart wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:
black bart wrote:Having trouble with the 100cc races on MarioKart on the wii.

Use Toad or a Koopa with the bullet bike. Unlock the one that looks like a sports bike (Magicruiser?), then use that. Slide close round corners and wheelie on every straight. Easy :wink:


Smart arse! :furious:

My daughter's got all those things. :furious: :furious:

All I've got is Mario and his f*****g scooter!!!!!

You should have a Koopa and the bullet bike from the start :moon:

Oh, don't use the 'steering wheel' controls, they're pants. Not that I wasted my second year of Uni having Mario Kart competitions with my housemates or anything :whistle:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:43 am

I tried Koopa...kept sliding off the track. My best bet seems to be King Boo.

Grand Turismo is easy compared to this!
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:28 am

black bart wrote:I tried Koopa...kept sliding off the track. My best bet seems to be King Boo.

Grand Turismo is easy compared to this!

No wonder you're having trouble :moon:

The bigger racers take much, much longer to get up to speed.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby daftbeaker » Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:59 pm

I was playing Torchlight while procrastinating, spent a couple of hours messing around, then went to upgrade the gun I had and it backfired, removing all the enhancements I had on it. Now I need to do it again :furious:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby ubidubikid #1 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:07 pm

Preforming my personal christmas tradition on Runescape. Caroling. Of course, you can't actualy sing on runescape, so you just have to post the lyrics. There's also no paste function for chat, so you have to type everything out. I just show up at people's parties and start posting, without telling anyone what I'm doing. It's actualy kind of fun because of the reactions you get from people. This year I figured out how to make money off it. Every so often while singing I would say "100 coins for a request, 200 to make me stop" (That's not a lot of money on runescape) Mostly people ignored me, a few were interested, and a few were yelling for me to stop. It didn't occur to some guy to simply put me on his "ignore list" And he started banging his head against the wall untill finally he gave in and handed me the coins to make me stop. Then I left without a fight. I think I'll do this some more.
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