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Todd Simpson
post Sep 12 2017, 09:46 PM
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It's all about balance smile.gif With Video Games I have had real struggles keeping balance with everything else. I got really in to the last METAL GEAR SOLID 5 and almost lost myself in the game. My base got just HUGE and became nearly hell bent on making it even more huge. I even built some nukes until they were stolen smile.gif I realized I'd finally just gone to far when I went through the entire campaign AGAIN on "Extreme Difficulty" and just stopped playing it.
Here is a capture from one of the missions set on "extreme"

Just a mesmerizing game IMHO. Kojima is a master of game narrative imho.

These days, I try to limit my play time to a couple hours a week on weekends only. Otherwise, I just get sucked in and find that I'm not practicing as much as I should and not writing/recording, at all. Just be careful smile.gif

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I'll try not to. I've been sucked by MMORPGs in the past, they are my nemesis laugh.gif

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post Aug 9 2019, 07:51 PM
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WOLFENSTEIN: Youingblood
This game is getting a lot of mixed reviews. Some people truly hate the game. It's got issues to be sure, such as the fact that there are no checkpoints! If you get killed in the middle of a hard level, you start ENTIRELY OVER and you don't get your ammunition restored. So you can start a very hard level, with zero ammunition. This does get to be a pain. Some people like the challenge of scrounging for resources. Some games are based on that very idea. I'd like checkpoints and more ammo! That said, it's non stop action and fun. Well worth a rental or a borrow, but NOT worth the retail price to buy imho. Have you guys played it?



ANTHEM : PS4This game is getting a LOT of bad reviews. It's got issues to be sure. However, it's a FUN game for a weekend of action and it's got some of the best graphics I've seen. It's like being inside of a great sci fi movie. Well worth a rental or borrow. I've seen it as low as $15 to buy and at that price, it's worth getting. Anyone else played this?
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post Aug 10 2019, 01:51 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Aug 9 2019, 06:51 PM) *
WOLFENSTEIN: Youingblood
This game is getting a lot of mixed reviews. Some people truly hate the game. It's got issues to be sure, such as the fact that there are no checkpoints! If you get killed in the middle of a hard level, you start ENTIRELY OVER and you don't get your ammunition restored. So you can start a very hard level, with zero ammunition. This does get to be a pain. Some people like the challenge of scrounging for resources. Some games are based on that very idea. I'd like checkpoints and more ammo! That said, it's non stop action and fun. Well worth a rental or a borrow, but NOT worth the retail price to buy imho. Have you guys played it?



ANTHEM : PS4This game is getting a LOT of bad reviews. It's got issues to be sure. However, it's a FUN game for a weekend of action and it's got some of the best graphics I've seen. It's like being inside of a great sci fi movie. Well worth a rental or borrow. I've seen it as low as $15 to buy and at that price, it's worth getting. Anyone else played this?

I heard the developers already treat Anthem as a dead game but I haven't played personally to give my opinion. Same goes for Wolfenstein but it seems a bit more promising. I like having limited ammo in FPS games myself and this made Conflict: Global Storm the best shooter I've played. I also heard Destiny 2 will be moving to Steam which should increase the player base by a bit. Regarding MGS, I can only play what is available for PC which makes me sad because I remember playing one of these on old PSX as a kid. But I agree that Kojima is a genius wink.gif


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post Aug 10 2019, 09:41 PM
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Yeah, Anthem is a "Dead game" which is why it's only $15 to buy. It's worth it at that price. Just to fliy around the world (you character can fly) and explore. It's huge and and very relaxing to just roam around. But yeah, it's a dead end for developers.

Lots of HATE for the new wolfenstein as well by reviewers. Again, worth a weekend rental, not worth paying $50 and not worth owning. But that's most of my games, weekend rental just to play through it and have some fun.

I LOVED that last Metal Gear Soliid game, but that too got a LOT of hate from people. I liked it so much I actually bought it! I built up my huge military base and everything. IT's still there but I don't play the game anymore. I played every inch of it though smile.gif

Its sad that no other country on earth seems to have video game rentals? From what I hear we are the only ones? Every else has to pay up to $100 per game!! That's assuming they can even get a copy of the game which sometimes they cant. Here, a service like gamelfy.com will send you any game you want to try for as long as you like for about $15 a month. Way cheaper than blowing wads of money on games. I hate spending gear money on games!!
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I heard the developers already treat Anthem as a dead game but I haven't played personally to give my opinion. Same goes for Wolfenstein but it seems a bit more promising. I like having limited ammo in FPS games myself and this made Conflict: Global Storm the best shooter I've played. I also heard Destiny 2 will be moving to Steam which should increase the player base by a bit. Regarding MGS, I can only play what is available for PC which makes me sad because I remember playing one of these on old PSX as a kid. But I agree that Kojima is a genius wink.gif
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post Sep 19 2019, 01:48 PM
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Can't wait! smile.gif



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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Sep 19 2019, 12:48 PM) *
Can't wait! smile.gif


Me too! I'll probably watch my friend Youtuber's let's play first to see him struggle on a blind play while I gather funds to upgrade my PC.

As a person who spent countless weeks playing this pearl, I can't express how happy I am to see it happen!


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post Sep 19 2019, 02:00 PM
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QUOTE (Adam @ Sep 19 2019, 02:57 PM) *
Me too! I'll probably watch my friend Youtuber's let's play first to see him struggle on a blind play while I gather funds to upgrade my PC.

As a person who spent countless weeks playing this pearl, I can't express how happy I am to see it happen!


I thought it would only release for Playstation and not PC. Well, initially at least.


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post Sep 19 2019, 02:25 PM
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QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ Sep 19 2019, 01:00 PM) *
I thought it would only release for Playstation and not PC. Well, initially at least.

The YouTuber will play it on PS and I skipped the speech part, so I didn't hear if they mentioned a PC premiere. That much I would understand with my Japanese. They can and they will delay the PC premiere a bit, as always with console games but by the time they release on PC I might have the rig to run it.

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post Sep 19 2019, 02:28 PM
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QUOTE (Adam @ Sep 19 2019, 03:25 PM) *
The YouTuber will play it on PS and I skipped the speech part, so I didn't hear if they mentioned a PC premiere. That much I would understand with my Japanese. They can and they will delay the PC premiere a bit, as always with console games but by the time they release on PC I might have the rig to run it.


Glad to hear you will at least get to play it smile.gif I just hope my PS4 holds on till then. It seems to have been slowing down in the menus etc.


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post Sep 19 2019, 08:47 PM
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Same here on the PS4. I finally added a small 1TB USB3 drive to my PS4 and it really helped speed things up. I think the main drive was getting too full. It was a really easy installl. Just plug in the usb cable and menu pops up to format the drive. It's a small drive so it's bus powered. Very handy.

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Glad to hear you will at least get to play it smile.gif I just hope my PS4 holds on till then. It seems to have been slowing down in the menus etc.
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 19 2019, 09:47 PM) *
Same here on the PS4. I finally added a small 1TB USB3 drive to my PS4 and it really helped speed things up. I think the main drive was getting too full. It was a really easy installl. Just plug in the usb cable and menu pops up to format the drive. It's a small drive so it's bus powered. Very handy.

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Do you have a link for it? smile.gif


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post Sep 20 2019, 01:56 AM
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Sure! Best part is that it's only $50. It loads every game twice as fast as my internal drive. Bus powered so just put it in to a usb port and bam ready to go.

https://amzn.to/34V8bEv
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Crazy fast, crazy small, crazy cheap. I think I'm gonna get a few more of them. They work great for project drives and backup drives as well.

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Do you have a link for it? smile.gif


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