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MiscellaneousFiles

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quote:
Originally posted by jnhoj:
What, with fucking square wheels?

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Octavia
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Yeah, that confused me too. But then I didn't really understand how wheelchairs would avoid the nausea of teleportation, either, so I assumed I was too stupid to get the joke.
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Bamba

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In case anyone cares, the next set of PS+ games have been announced:

Infamous: Second Son (Ps4)
Child of Light (Ps4)
That's You! (Ps4)
RIGS (PSVR)
Truck Racer (Ps3)
Handball 2016 (Ps3)
We are Doomed (Vita/Ps4)
Hatoful Boyfriend (Vita/Ps4)

Getting a VR game is quite the surprise, pity it's some multiplayer bollocks. Also, the fact that the studio behind it is effectively dead by Sony's hand means it's a bit of a freebie from their point of view and probably not the start of a trend.

Infamous has always seemed like the most generic of generic open world nonsense, though I'd be happy to hear good stuff from anyone who's actually played it instead of my witless mutterings?

Hatoful Boyfriend looks cool and I'll definitely be giving it a shot. Though I worry that as a sort of satire of dating games it'll still include too much of the genre conventions to hook me.

We Are Doomed I know nothing of: what's it's deal then?

Child of Light: played the demo ages ago, hated it. It wasn't really my type of game though and I was in the minority in not liking it so I reckon most people will think it a good addition.

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Thorn Davis

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I mostly only play dumb, big budget stuff. I enjoyed Arkham Knight and Doom. Doom, especially which makes me lurch around in my chair, physically willing my character to strafe faster. You know how when you first show someone how to play computer games (usually a girl you are trying to sleep with), and they yank the controller around when they want to turn a corner or whatever? That's what Doom reduces me to. I can normally manage about 60 minutes at a time before I need to sit somewhere quiet and calm down.
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Unfortunately I don't get to play on my Playstation(s) often - the childe does when he comes to stay and amazes me with his imagination - he's mad on subway trains so to hear his enthusiastic narration whilst playing need for speed along the lines of 'we must make it to Grand Central else we'll never get the 7 train!' - well, it's quite funny.

We did get him a couple of Lego games - the movie one which he completed, and another akin to Minecraft which he seems to be quite adept at for a 5 year old.

Anyway as a result I get the bug again to play but don't think I can honour the time in a new game that is worth the investment, unless it's something I know I will lose myself in (GTA being an example) - I partly blame this on Ringo at the UT2004 shambles where my gaming experience was scarred by getting killed by a headshot 17 times in a row.

We have in my town a branch of GameStop which sells also used games - some of them ridiculously cheap (like $2) - any of these worth a punt?

  • Destiny
  • Evolve
  • Battleborn
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall
  • Star Wars - Battlefront

All the above for 5 quid or less - TMO I turn to you for guidance

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Thorn Davis

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Those are all multiplayer only. From what you say above I think you'd be happier playing something with a big single player campaign.
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quote:
Originally posted by Thorn Davis:
Those are all multiplayer only. From what you say above I think you'd be happier playing something with a big single player campaign.

That was interestingly, my next point. Last time I had a raffle through the bins and pulled out a handful of games the young chap working there pointed out I needed to have a subscription (I guess to Playstation Plus) for them to be of use.

Anything from the last couple of years you'd recommend that is more my thing then?

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Seems as well that PS4 games are not region locked - Here's the list if you want to trawl through for anything unusual and have me send something on your behalf - I'm sure there are a few US market only games in there

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Ringo

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I've just pulled the trigger on a GTX 1060 to bring the gaming capabilities of my PC up to C21 standard. Maybe I'll give Fallout 4 another bash now I can turn the grpahics up to a point where it doesn't look like a load of old shit.

Thinking of getting GTA for the online fun, and alos for the mods. Assetto Corsa is on my shopping list as well. Anything else out there by way of big AAA titles that aren't stupid shooty army man games?

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I got a 480RX because Fallout 4 kept crashing my pc. Made a hug difference.

Witcher III has a good reputation. Resident Evil 7, also. I've enjoyed all the Batman games, too.

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Cherry In Hove
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quote:
Originally posted by Ringo:
I've just pulled the trigger on a GTX 1060 to bring the gaming capabilities of my PC up to C21 standard. Maybe I'll give Fallout 4 another bash now I can turn the grpahics up to a point where it doesn't look like a load of old shit.

I'm looking to build an entirely new computer and 1060 was the GPU I've been considering as I believe it's going to do all normal games at high settings but without the eyewatering pricetag of the 1080. (Not sure if the 1060 handles VR well, but that isn't something I'm looking into).

I also need to get a new processor and mobo and RAM and researching this is one of the most tedious things I've ever done. Think I'm leaning towards the Ryzen 1600, but that means that I need to get more expensive RAM than if I was using an intel. Oh god. I'm bored just thinking about it again.

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quote:
Originally posted by Cherry In Hove:
quote:
Originally posted by Ringo:
I've just pulled the trigger on a GTX 1060 to bring the gaming capabilities of my PC up to C21 standard. Maybe I'll give Fallout 4 another bash now I can turn the grpahics up to a point where it doesn't look like a load of old shit.

I'm looking to build an entirely new computer and 1060 was the GPU I've been considering as I believe it's going to do all normal games at high settings but without the eyewatering pricetag of the 1080. (Not sure if the 1060 handles VR well, but that isn't something I'm looking into).

I also need to get a new processor and mobo and RAM and researching this is one of the most tedious things I've ever done. Think I'm leaning towards the Ryzen 1600, but that means that I need to get more expensive RAM than if I was using an intel. Oh god. I'm bored just thinking about it again.

Allegedly the Pascal chipset has certain instruction sets that allow it to process VR way more efficiently than the previous 9x0 generation cards. Who knows how well this works, although review sites seem to suggest it gives a fairly decent experience.

I just recently rebuilt my system with a new mobo, RAM, SSD, and CPU, so this is really the last part of a full upgrade. I went down the i5 route as they seem to offer the best VFM at the moment and there are a lot of very decent motherboards out there. Especially affordable if you're not interested in overclocking.

I got burned before by buying AMD, so for the moment I'm sticking with Intel.

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Ringo

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quote:
Originally posted by Thorn Davis:
I got a 480RX because Fallout 4 kept crashing my pc. Made a hug difference.

Witcher III has a good reputation. Resident Evil 7, also. I've enjoyed all the Batman games, too.

I've not played any of the Witcher games. Do you need to have played the previous ones? I've also not played any of the Arkham games. I'm pretty far behind actually. This is what happens when Minecraft eats up your life.

Incidentally, would there be any interest in a TMO Minecraft server?

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Cherry In Hove
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quote:
Originally posted by Ringo:

Incidentally, would there be any interest in a TMO Minecraft server?

Look everyone! Look! I built a winkie!
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I'm hoping to put some of my semi-vintage gear together into a PC to do games with. I have a load of old Core i7 860 machines and some old Xeons, an old Mac Pro (2008, iirc), piles of RAM, and a few decent SSDs. Sadly my most recent graphics card is a GTX650 (previously used for media centre duties).

Is there any point in getting a new graphics card for one of these old machines? If so, which ones are reasonably priced, in stock, and have decent performance? I'm mostly looking to play driving sims like Assetto Corsa and maybe some FPS / action games on the TV via SteamLink.

I think VR's a bit out of my financial reach at the moment...

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quote:
Originally posted by Ringo:
Incidentally, would there be any interest in a TMO Minecraft server?

Promise you won't kill me like you did before?

I'd be interested, although I still really don't have a lot of concept about what the game is (fuck I sound like an old). I know it's pretty much a sandbox and you can play it how you want - just interested in what you actually do with it and how you see TMO playing this.

Can we also resurrect Queer Jew if this happens?

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I miss Sabian. [Frown]
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You basically just build things and go on adventures across biomes.

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I meant to say more than that. Travel to magic worlds, punch spiders, slay dragons and generally fulfill silly and small goals like building your own world together. The most fun comes from after months of play accidentally popping up out of the ground after an epic adventure and going 'oh so THAT'S where that is' and you recognise a small hut you built last year, that you hid in, cowering in fear.

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quote:
Originally posted by Thorn Davis:
Those are all multiplayer only. From what you say above I think you'd be happier playing something with a big single player campaign.

Killzone isn't multiplayer only, it's got a proper single player campaign. I haven't played it though so can't make a recommendation either way. What I can say is that if you've got a PS4 and haven't played Uncharted 4 then you're mad.
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See also: The Last Of Us if you didn't play it's PS3 incarnation.
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I mean, Mikee sums it up pretty well. You make your own fun in Minecraft. There's a survival/RPG element, as well as raw crafting. In a nutshell you start off with nothing and have to mine resources b hitting them with your fists. So you punch a tree until wood comes out. Then you can use the wood to make basic wooden tools, with which you can mine stone, then you can make stone tools which are stronger and more efficient. Then you can create an oven which you can use to smelt iron, or bake bricks. So you can make increasingly complex resources as you progress. It means that when you've got a sweet house made from lots of complex materials, it represents dozens or even hundreds of hours of work. What makes it really satisfying is when you work together to mine vast levels of resource and then build a sweet stronghold. Or club together and go off exploring in a group. The world is dangerous at night, so you have to either set up temporary camps or get suitably tooled up to survive.

But on a fundamental level, there's something beautifully peaceful and rewarding about the mere act of playing the game. The visual style, the sound effects, the ambient music, the lighting, it all comes together to create this incredibly rich world that's a joy to just explore and interact with.

I really like the idea of playing with a big group of intelligent, imaginative, creative people. But failing that, perhaps I could play with you guys..

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Ringo - that's the answer that Wikipedia and just about every other resource is missing. Sounds very promising and something I would like to have a try of.

Next point - is it platform agnostic? IE can I play through a console whilst you connect via PC?

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That's the first time I've heard anyone actually describe Minecraft in an interesting way. It sounds cool.
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quote:
Originally posted by Octavia:
That's the first time I've heard anyone actually describe Minecraft in an interesting way. It sounds cool.

I suspect your eldest would love it. My niece who is a couple of years older than her has been utterly obsessed with it for a couple of years.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ringo:
I've just pulled the trigger on a GTX 1060 to bring the gaming capabilities of my PC up to C21 standard. Maybe I'll give Fallout 4 another bash now I can turn the grpahics up to a point where it doesn't look like a load of old shit.

Not considering one of these then?

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quote:
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Originally posted by MiscellaneousFiles:
Perhaps VR games could avoid the nausea of teleportation by starring wheelchair-bound protagonists.

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What, with fucking square wheels?
I mean like, any movement anywhere in VR that isn't almost totally on the spot is vom inducing.

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quote:
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I've not played any of the Witcher games. Do you need to have played the previous ones?

I think it helps in terms of understanding who some of the npc's are and the preceding storyline, it's not essential though. I have Witcher 3 and it's pretty good, although I haven't got all that far through it yet.
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Exciting news!

Following my PC upgrade, I figured I'd get a triple A style game to see what it could do. After much deliberation I settled on Rise of the Tomb Raider, having been quite a big fan of the previous games.

The graphics really are quite incredible, especially the facial animation on Lara. The skin textures, the way little lines on her brow appear and disappear with subtle facial movements, the gloss of her eyes, really just looks so lifelike. I've seen decent facial animation in other games but this really is another level entirely. Very impressive. All the visuals in the game are great really, giving a very tangible sense of the environments, the temperature, the textures, etc.

Gameplay wise, seems pretty good, though there seems to be quite a lot of cutscenes and QTEs. You feel like you're never more than a few minutes from a cutscene. Though I'm only 10% in and already I think they're becoming less frequent - hopefully as the game goes on there will be less handholding.

So overall, an enjoyable, impressive experience. Four thumbs fresh.

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I enjoyed it, though not quite as much as the previous one which I adored enough to play through on the Xbox originally and then again when it was cheap on the PC. I don't remember it being particularly heavy on cut scenes and whatnot so yeah, that probably does calm down a bit when you get further in. It is a very pretty game for sure, even on the PS4.

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Played Crawl and Gang Beasts on the weekend. Some fun 'all on the same screen' romps to be had. Gang Beasts is incredibly simple. Make a wrestling game with some physics and make all the controls hilariously impossible. Crawl is also simple: 4 players enter a dungeon. 3 die. One is left to fight his way through a procedural generated dungeon crawler. The other 3 control traps, spells and monsters to stop the hero. When the hero dies, the last person to kill him takes over. This cycle repeats until someone, anyone wins the game. Your progress is ranked at the end.

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I introduced the children to NES, SNES and MegaDrive over the weekend. We played Kirby, Super Mario, MarioKart and Sonic, some of which were a bit of a struggle for the five year old, let alone the two year old, but fun nonetheless.

Can anyone suggest some good '80s video games for little kids?

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I enjoyed it, though not quite as much as the previous one which I adored enough to play through on the Xbox originally and then again when it was cheap on the PC. I don't remember it being particularly heavy on cut scenes and whatnot so yeah, that probably does calm down a bit when you get further in. It is a very pretty game for sure, even on the PS4.

That's interesting. Presumably when you say the previous one, you mean the Tomb Raider reboot? I played a very brief bit of that and it was like I was just steerign Lara from QTE to QTE. Decided to give it a swerve as a result. So this is the first of the rebooted games I've played. Last ones I played through properly were TR:Legend and TR:Anniversary, which somehow came out ten years ago, and I absolutely loved.

I'm at a bit now where I'm in a Russian military base killing hundreds of mercenaries and it's now less enjoyable. The combat is quite satisfying, but I really just want to explore and solve puzzles. In terms of killing dudes, it's not quite as satisfying as the Assassin's Creed games, where infiltrating a place and killing dudes seems more like a puzzle than an action challenge. But I'm playing it on the easiest difficulty so I can at least coast through these bits and get to the exporaton. I do miss the style of the first couple of games though where there's very little combat. Hopefully Crystal Dynamics will take that on board when they create the next one, as it's a bit of feedback I've seen repeated. Leave the action to Nathan Drake.

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Yeah, I meant the reboot there. To be honest there isn't much difference between Rising and the reboot, it's just more of the same (which I was perfectly happy with) but the reboot somehow felt more focused to me so I enjoyed it more. It did start off very constrained as you say but that was just the opening section and once you got into the levels proper it opened out. It absolutely needed more puzzles--something Rising doors fix a little bit--and it's fair to compare it to Uncharted, but I still really enjoyed it's mix of combat and exploration.

I did also love the previous set of TR games, with Underworld being the highlight for me, and for sure there's now a gap in the market for that kind of thing.

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Also, if the older Tomb Raider games are your bag this might interest you:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-09-01-you-can-now-play-the-impressive-fan-remake-of-tomb-raider-2

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