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    No, haven't played that one.

    I'm playing Gateways, and it's... good. But unremarkable. I was similarly unfazed by Quantum Conundrum. On the one hand, the there was more wit in the latter, but on the other, the former's got more challenging puzzles. Although I don't appreciate the metroidvania element in this one. I would really like a function that puts you back at the hub instead of relying on sparse shortcuts.

    I don't know what it is, but most of these puzzles just don't do it for me any more. No satisfaction. The "Eureka!" has become an "Ah." Same with QC. Maybe I've just become habituated to that testing rush Wheatley kept pursuing.

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    My mixed race wife who can get a bit shrill about video games was away for the weekend so I embraced the "While the cat's away" dictum to the extreme and roleplayed as an extremely violent racist in New Vegas for a few hours. Started fights with most black people and refused to say anything more to them than Goodbye.

    My mother is proud of who I have become.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonson View Post
    My mixed race wife who can get a bit shrill about video games was away for the weekend so I embraced the "While the cat's away" dictum to the extreme and roleplayed as an extremely violent racist in New Vegas for a few hours. Started fights with most black people and refused to say anything more to them than Goodbye.

    My mother is proud of who I have become.
    You may want to seek out a specialists help.

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    Haha sonson,i act tje same with black people in New Vegas xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish View Post
    You may want to seek out a specialists help.
    Very much this.
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    Getting weird guys.
    Getting weird.

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    Finished Far Cry 2. The last part of the game was actually kinda fun as you got to kill a bunch of people who deserved it. I also gained the respect of the most powerful man in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casimir Effect View Post
    Getting weird guys.
    Getting weird.
    Maybe something to lighten the mood up a bit. How about, err, hopscotch?




    This scene actually made me laugh out loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish View Post
    You may want to seek out a specialists help.
    You got any numbers? You're probably right. Roleplaying racism is *far* worse than roleplaying repetitive murder, just as well there aren't any games around that allow that sort of thing. Videogames do permit racism however and thus cause it, so I'm divorcing my wife in the morning on the back of that.

    New Vegas New Vegas, what has thou donst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundato View Post
    Wasn't timing myself, but I put in 2-3 hours over the course of the week and finished it early today, so I would estimate less than 8 hours.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    JG HowLongToBeat has average time at around 5 hours.
    Ta!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fanbuoy View Post
    I have no idea how accurate those estimations are or how much time was spent on collectibles, but it was a little funny.
    I imagine they round to the nearest hour. I much prefer in-game timers though; the one for Sonic and All Stars Racing Transformed has one that only includes actual racing time, which I find a b

    Quote Originally Posted by Scumbag View Post
    The horrible thing is that watching the vid there its far more enjoyable then actually playing it.
    I'm not surprised, but is often the case with the better quick looks GB does.
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    So I decided to "finish" Batman: Alien Communications and thwarted the Riddler, collected all of his collectables (except the skill category aka "beat up 20 people with xyz" or "throw 200 kids parties"). Then I had a fiddle with new game plus, started up "Quinn's Revenge" and checked out the "Riddler's Revenge" challenges (particularly liking the stealth ones). Wow, this game refuses to let go... I honestly thought I was done, I probably wont bother with new game plus unless I genuinely need more after trying the other stuff. But this game was an absolute bargain, I only wish that these skills were transferable to a multiplayer game of some sort, its almost frustrating having so much practised and not having way to really express it with others (outside of a high score), hell maybe the next game will add coop or something.

    The Riddler's Revenge stealth challenges are particularly interesting in that they show off some of the complexity of the AI's behaviour by suggesting tricks you use against them. Now if only it ran a bit smoother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonson View Post
    You got any numbers? You're probably right. Roleplaying racism is *far* worse than roleplaying repetitive murder, just as well there aren't any games around that allow that sort of thing. Videogames do permit racism however and thus cause it, so I'm divorcing my wife in the morning on the back of that.

    New Vegas New Vegas, what has thou donst.
    "I can feel the visions coalesce and become flesh. Uncontrollable flesh. But when they removed the tumor, it was called... New Vegas"

    Since RPS made a big stink about it, I decided to give Teleglitch's demo a go. I almost got turned off by the tutorial, and I wasn't having all that much fun until I made the cangun... Which is absolutely glorious. So that's $13 spent. Should do a good job of supplanting my horrible Binding of Isaac addiction.

    I'm not sure that the roguelike structure serves it all that well. The individual levels are pretty big, so progress can be slow (especially if you have to backtrack) and it really feels like it would benefit from some sort of save function. I have no issue with the permadeath or the randomness, but it lacks that "one more game" compulsion of FTL or Dredmor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliocentric View Post
    So I decided to "finish" Batman: Alien Communications and thwarted the Riddler, collected all of his collectables (except the skill category aka "beat up 20 people with xyz" or "throw 200 kids parties"). Then I had a fiddle with new game plus, started up "Quinn's Revenge" and checked out the "Riddler's Revenge" challenges (particularly liking the stealth ones). Wow, this game refuses to let go... I honestly thought I was done, I probably wont bother with new game plus unless I genuinely need more after trying the other stuff. But this game was an absolute bargain, I only wish that these skills were transferable to a multiplayer game of some sort, its almost frustrating having so much practised and not having way to really express it with others (outside of a high score), hell maybe the next game will add coop or something.

    The Riddler's Revenge stealth challenges are particularly interesting in that they show off some of the complexity of the AI's behaviour by suggesting tricks you use against them. Now if only it ran a bit smoother.
    I had the same experience. I'll never 100% it because I refuse to spend much time as Robin and Nightwing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanbuoy View Post
    The sound of Gundato's self-esteem cracking was heard across the Atlantic.

    I have no idea how accurate those estimations are or how much time was spent on collectibles, but it was a little funny.
    Heh :p

    I spent a lot of time searching for collectibles (I actually like the Crysis story) and I think how you play is a big difference

    Against Cell, they are weak enough that you can just run and gun with no difficulties (even on the highest difficulty setting). Against the Ceph, it is faster to stealth and move from cover to cover while avoiding them and only engaging the bullet sponges who are too close to your hidey hole.

    ... I kind of Batman'd everybody :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by gundato View Post
    Finished Crysis 3. Way too short, but it was enjoyable. Kind of pissed that nobody really cared about Alcatraz
    One of the database items says his personality is damaged and asleep in the suit.

    Crysis 3 does a fantastic job at retconning the Crysis 2 era shit, including the comics in which Nomad dies. The third dogtag is Cupcake's (from Warhead) and Nomad is erased from all datapads except one...
    Crysis 2 really was a shamefur dispray story-wise.
    They're back on track now, despite what shit-eating reviewers want you to think, and I hope they'll keep making them.

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    I'm actually tempted to read a Crysis 2 novelistation. Its by Peter Watts who reportedly did a good job. And I enjoyed Blindsight( even though I had to look up 70% of words in a dictionary).
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    I think my fortress is dying in an FPS death as a result of the population boom and culling the animals didn't work. The women won't stop birthing dwarven children every five minutes! Now I know how doctors feel in the hospital
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    JG HowLongToBeat has average time at around 5 hours.
    Is it just me or are the average times on howlongtobeat.com quite a bit off? I feel like I'm relatively competent at gaming (at least that's what I tell myself) and yet it takes me way more time to complete most games I looked up beforehand.

    I could imagine that people submitting times there are more of the competitive/speed running sort?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoJellyfish View Post
    Is it just me or are the average times on howlongtobeat.com quite a bit off? I feel like I'm relatively competent at gaming (at least that's what I tell myself) and yet it takes me way more time to complete most games I looked up beforehand.
    The average times on howlongtobeat are user-submitted and subject to hubris.

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    Yup, but I think they're a pretty reasonable estimation.
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