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Posted by: Mata May 15 2005, 01:40 PM

I figure we might as well have the full set.

Currently I'm playing Project Zero 2 (aka Fatal Frame 2) on the PS2. It's good, but the camera has been made less intuitive than in the first game, and it wasn't that easy to start off with! Not sure if this one is as scary either, but it's giving out some nice horror montage footage early on, which the first game held on to until the last night of the game, which not many people got to (it was worth it though!).

A couple of days ago I played through Strider on the PS1. Strider is a game that I have loved since it came out... Which I think was 16 years ago. I can normally finish it in about half an hour, maybe less. The PS1 version is a good copy of the original arcade machine and has all the voice samples, but I preferred the slight remix that was released on the Megadrive/Genesis because it had better music and a better end sequence.

I've also just restarted Medievil on the PS1. The graphics are very ropey by today's standards, but the gameplay is all still there, and those regional accents are still fantastic!

Oh, and I've been playing a bit more Spider Solitaire on Windows than I really should, too!

What are you playing?

Posted by: MistressAlti May 15 2005, 07:38 PM

PC - Guild Wars. Lots of Guild Wars. With an occasional Sims 2 now and again.
GameCube - SSX3. Love that game. I always play as Zoe, she's so hardcore. \m/ (>_<) \m/

Posted by: CommieBastard May 15 2005, 08:24 PM

Right now I am all about the Guild Wars.

Posted by: PsychWardMike May 15 2005, 08:26 PM

Heh. Jonman made this topic first!

Anyway, I'm playing Tales of Symphonia and an assortment of fighting games.

Posted by: funked)out_frog May 15 2005, 08:45 PM

Recently I have been playing cat & mouse, rounders, tennis(ish), volley ball(ish) and 'card board boxes were made for hiding in and protecting oneself from dodgeball attacks'. All in all, a good day in the sun today biggrin.gif

On a more computery note tongue.gif, I played Lemmings ( a Christmas edition I think) last week, which was mucheous fun!

Posted by: Mata May 15 2005, 09:52 PM

QUOTE (MistressAlti @ May 15 2005, 07:38 PM)
GameCube - SSX3. Love that game. I always play as Zoe, she's so hardcore. \m/ (>_<) \m/
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Zoe is always my favourite character too. I think I preferred the the tracks on SSX2 myself, the boundaries were more clearly defined. I often find that I think 'oo, I wonder what's over that small ridge' only to find myself warped back to the track. If you're going to tell people that they can find their own way down the mountain then I figure they really should give you pretty much a whole big chunk of a mountain to go down!

It does get rolled out when I'm lapsing between other titles, but I'm running out of characters to max out on their stats! With Zoe I've got all gold, and I even found every hidden item on all the tracks. Now that took some doing!

Posted by: Sir_Psycho_Sexy May 15 2005, 11:01 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ May 15 2005, 09:52 PM)
It does get rolled out when I'm lapsing between other titles, but I'm running out of characters to max out on their stats! With Zoe I've got all gold, and I even found every hidden item on all the tracks. Now that took some doing!
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and you say animating takes up all your time? tongue.gif

Guild Wars is taking up a lot of my time just recently, it's a lot of fun and I've gotten bloody far. I've also given Viewtiful Joe another go recently, but I got to a hard boss, tried for about an hour, gave up and played Guild Wars tongue.gif

Posted by: CommieBastard May 16 2005, 06:18 AM

QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ May 16 2005, 12:01 AM)
Guild Wars is taking up a lot of my time just recently, it's a lot of fun and I've gotten bloody far.
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I keep deciding I'm unhappy with my characters... at around level 12 dry.gif

Posted by: moop May 16 2005, 06:50 AM

Escape Velocity: Nova (for Mac OS X or *shudder*Windows). It's a modern game which feels very much like Elite in 2D. Very addictive and it proves the fact that games don't have to be 3D to be fun.

Posted by: Jonman May 16 2005, 07:44 AM

*rolls up sleeves*

Working my way through Star Ocean:Till the end of time.
Also continuing to plug away at Phantom Brave.
Currently playing lots of Pool Paradise, as me and Kat can play together.
Also Detonator (budget PS2 puzzler - 2 thumbs up).
And Burnout 3 (determined to finish that one).
Having a bash at Luigi's Mansion, as I've hardly played it since buying it a year ago.
Slowly working through Halo 2.
Occasionally dip into Frequency and Project Gotham 2.
Toying with Theme Park World.

Currently on back burner to get back into:
Paper Mario 2
Baten Kaitos
FFX-2
Ico

Things I've not played for blimmin' ages, but do have the best intentions of getting back into:
Zelda:Wind Waker (still need to finish off the last tenth of the game).
Mario Sunshine.
Metroid Prime

This list will change in a couple of weeks when Kat gets back from Seattle in a couple of weeks with a suitcase filled with cheap software.

Posted by: PsychWardMike May 16 2005, 12:52 PM

I second the last three of Jonman's games. Same reasons, too.

Posted by: Mata May 16 2005, 01:26 PM

I've finished all of the last three games and felt decidedly unimpressed by them, and in particular Zelda.

Mario was nice, but lacked character, then again the only Mario that I have _really_ enjoyed was Super Mario Brothers on the NES. The others are nicely designed but have never really gripped me. Bear in mind though that I've never played Mario 64, which I'm told is the best. For 3D platforming there are three pinacles for me: Jak & Daxter, Soul Reaver on the PS1, and the original Tomb Raider. All of these had great character design as well as brilliant level layout. I just don't think I like to be controlling a tubby, moustachioed plumber.

Metroid Prime I will probably return to, although I'm not sure if that's because I want to or because I want to feel like I've not missed something.

I missed out one from my list: Internet Reversi on the Windows system. I often have a couple of games to relax before I go to bed. I'm probably playing more of this than anything else at the moment!

Posted by: Jonman May 16 2005, 01:31 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ May 16 2005, 02:26 PM)
I just don't think I like to be controlling a tubby, moustachioed plumber.

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But he's got a water powered jetpac! How can you not love that?

Posted by: Mata May 16 2005, 01:42 PM

When I've got a big clunky shoulder buttons on the controller that make my fingers ache to control it with.

Posted by: Jonman May 16 2005, 01:54 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ May 16 2005, 02:42 PM)
When I've got a big clunky shoulder buttons on the controller that make my fingers ache to control it with.
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"You have a woman's hands, my lord....."

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja May 16 2005, 09:48 PM

I'm currently playing about 4 games right now. First off are my PS2 games, Final Fantasy X-2, The last chapter and part 4 of the . hack series. Hack Quarantine, And Inuyasha the secret of the cursed mask. I'm also replaying (Because my 5 year old cousin deleted my data on my Xbox) Jet set radio future, 1 of my favorite games because it involves one of my favorite things to do, rollerblading! XD

Posted by: PsychWardMike May 16 2005, 10:40 PM

I forgot about the games I'm returning to... Skies of Arcadia Legends.

I'm also playing Tales of Symphonia, but that's just because I have gaming ADD that forces me to play multiple games unless I am _gripped_.

Posted by: Tarantio May 18 2005, 12:40 AM

I'm playing far too much guildwars than is healthy at the moment, and despite my late start I'm slowly creeping up on becoming a good player. Though, that said, I still have a long way to go, as I'm not even finished the shiverpeaks yet...

Posted by: MrTeapot May 18 2005, 01:09 AM

I dug out Black and White again and other than text based games thats it really.

Posted by: Quoth(The Raven) May 18 2005, 04:55 AM

I can't really comment, as I'm a gamer nerd, addicted to Minesweeper and Freecell... laugh.gif

Posted by: Ashbless May 18 2005, 06:42 PM

I spent way to much time playing Startopia and will probably do so again when I have a better shiney box.

Tend to look on online games like Typershark, Insaniquarium and other Popcap goodness. Though every now and again launching dogs at undead kitties just calls to me and I wander over to the Other Side.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja May 18 2005, 10:49 PM

I played......pong yesterday, and feel as though I had a history lesson....I'm hating runscape at the moment, My computer is too slow for it sorta.

Posted by: Aislinn Faye May 18 2005, 11:48 PM

I WAS playing Suikoden III until my fiance deleted it (it wasn't that good anyway) and uhh... Wolrd of Warcraft. That's about it.

Posted by: Mata May 19 2005, 12:15 AM

QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ May 18 2005, 10:49 PM)
I played......pong yesterday, and feel as though I had a history lesson....I'm hating runscape at the moment, My computer is too slow for it sorta.
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Jonman and I played Pong on a huge wall-projector. I think I won, but I could be wrong. I definitely beat him on an original Spacewar machine. It's amazing how much fun you can still have with such old games!

Posted by: Jonman May 19 2005, 01:41 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ May 19 2005, 01:15 AM)
QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ May 18 2005, 10:49 PM)
I played......pong yesterday, and feel as though I had a history lesson....I'm hating runscape at the moment, My computer is too slow for it sorta.
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Jonman and I played Pong on a huge wall-projector. I think I won, but I could be wrong. I definitely beat him on an original Spacewar machine. It's amazing how much fun you can still have with such old games!
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I not only kicked your ass, but I attached it to a rocket and shot it into space. At Pong.

You did beat me at Spacewar though. Although it wasn't running on the orignal hardware - it was an 80's console version (I want to say Intellivision, but I could very well be wrong).

Posted by: Mata May 19 2005, 02:29 PM

I think I got one match off of you on Pong, and I gave you a run for your money on others. As silly as it was, it was great to play on such a huge screen.

Posted by: CommieBastard May 19 2005, 02:45 PM

I've been playing Dungeons & Dragons v3.5 for a while now, having a fun campaign. My problem is a lack of interested friends to play these games with. I want to run a Nobilis game sometime, but I don't know enough people who'd want to.

Posted by: Jonman May 19 2005, 03:38 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ May 19 2005, 03:29 PM)
I think I got one match off of you on Pong, and I gave you a run for your money on others.
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In your head maybe.


QUOTE (Mata @ May 19 2005, 03:29 PM)
As silly as it was, it was great to play on such a huge screen.
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True - the proper head going from side to side thing. I liked that.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja May 19 2005, 09:55 PM

I played Mah-jhong for about 2 hours on some Internet thingy, I won most of the games. And yet I feel sad. I once played Halo 2 on a really big TV at some gaming convention at the mall against some guy in which I forget his name, afterwards my neck hurt and at some point in time my glasses seemed to make their way on my forehead. Creepy, my glasses are possessed! Ahh! O.O

Posted by: Mata May 19 2005, 10:20 PM

I used to play mah-jong (the proper version, with physical tiles) against the chinese students at my A-level college. I even won a few times. It's quite fun, a bit like the western card-game 'bridge' except with less boring bits.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja May 20 2005, 10:03 PM

Yep, I play it at school When I'm bored outta my skull and I'm finished with all the way-too-easy homework they give us, and aparently I must explain the game everytime because people are idiots. But I know for a fact I suck at chess....

Posted by: Mata May 21 2005, 12:02 AM

Chess is great, and well worth keeping at. If you don't get any better, look on the bright side. Eventually you will be playing against friends when you're older and you'll all be drunk. That tends to level things out smile.gif

In the meantime, try 'Go', otherwise known as 'Reversi' or countless other things. It's a very simple game but the strategy of it is incredibly deep.

Posted by: CommieBastard May 21 2005, 01:43 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ May 21 2005, 01:02 AM)
In the meantime, try 'Go', otherwise known as 'Reversi' or countless other things.
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Reversi and Go are very different games.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reversi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_%28board_game%29

I assume it's Go you're talking about.

Posted by: CommieBastard May 21 2005, 01:44 PM

Recently I've been playing Black and White for the PC. Lovely game, really appeals to the megalomaniac in me.

Posted by: MrTeapot May 21 2005, 03:15 PM

QUOTE (CommieBastard @ May 21 2005, 02:44 PM)
Recently I've been playing Black and White for the PC. Lovely game, really appeals to the megalomaniac in me.
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Word.

My evil creature can beat up your creature.

Posted by: CommieBastard May 21 2005, 03:18 PM

QUOTE (MrTeapot @ May 21 2005, 04:15 PM)
My evil creature can beat up your creature.
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Probably tongue.gif My creature is a good-aligned, overweight ape.

Posted by: MrTeapot May 21 2005, 03:21 PM

Heh, I cheated slightly and trained him up on the Training maps before I unleashed him into the campaign.

Good are too sissy like for my tastes. Evil = fun.

Posted by: Novander May 21 2005, 09:46 PM

I tried to run my creature as Good, but he kept eating people. I'd try punishing him, but he just ended up being neutral and not liking me.

Also, he got diarrhea.

Posted by: sarcastic150 May 21 2005, 09:59 PM

Me too(not the diorreah thing thats just weird), I wanted him to be good but i found him eating people was far more fun! (Throwing them is fun to) (I'm a horrible person! I just realised! Wait no I didn't when I burnt down a old peoples home I realised was horrible)

Posted by: MrTeapot May 22 2005, 12:22 AM

Heh, I don't know how I did it but I've 'taught' my creature to cease pooping. It hasn't pooped since land one, constantly has 100% poop and has only ever done it twice.

Posted by: Hobbes May 22 2005, 11:30 AM

^ That can't be healthy ^


After Mata's post, I've also been playing Internet Reversi.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja May 23 2005, 12:06 AM

Ooooooh I've played go before! It was fun, On the first time I beat my cousin, He seemed.....Happy....dry.gif>_> Somebody protect me....

Posted by: little_bear May 23 2005, 12:11 AM

QUOTE (Novander @ May 21 2005, 10:46 PM)
I tried to run my creature as Good, but he kept eating people. I'd try punishing him, but he just ended up being neutral and not liking me.

Also, he got diarrhea.
*

I tried doing being good too, but ran out of food, so just ended feeding him people.

*shrug*

Posted by: trunks_girl26 May 23 2005, 12:37 AM

Mine is mostly good.....but once in a while I feed him a person......rounds out his diet and all that happy.gif

Posted by: Tarantio May 24 2005, 01:16 AM

I didn't think peoeple still played black and white in this day and age... Granted it was a stroke of genious, but I ended up getting fed up with it quite quickly. What it needed was a more godzilla-esque thing. Not with the creatures stomping cities flat, they already do that, but with the cities fighting back with tanks and helicopters and soldiers and stuff... all they do in black and white is run around getting eaten and screaming to *you* for help. Ungrateful little bastages. It ended up that I got so ticked off at my own incompetent people that whenever I got attacked I made sure that as many people as possible died, often by failing to raise defences and sometimes by firebombing the people who cringed or went to pray for help. in the vain hope that they would learn to defend themselves. Sadly, the fifty foot tall cow proved itself to be far smarter than any of a number of civilisations and was the only one that actually did anything to help. Bloody useless peasants.

Posted by: MrTeapot May 24 2005, 09:51 AM

^ Then wait for Black and White 2.

The reason its been so long in the making is the developers are perfecting the art of making every tiny arrow stick into the ground at the right angles or something along those lines. BnW2 is a world at war where your creature not only has to fireball cities it needs to hold the city gates shut as hordes of enemy soldiers try to batter them open and it can't just wander into some enemy village who doesn't like him and start dancing or he'll be struck down by arrows Lilliput style. I think that'll be more up your street.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja May 28 2005, 10:50 PM

I WAS playing This old rayman game for my playstaion BUT since I'm moving in a week all my Videogames got packed up and taken to my dad's today. I am sad T.T

Posted by: moop May 30 2005, 04:45 PM

QUOTE (MrTeapot @ May 24 2005, 10:51 AM)
The reason its been so long in the making is the developers are perfecting the art of making every tiny arrow stick into the ground at the right angles or something along those lines.
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Pretty much as far as what I've heard from someone at work who's brother is working on that game. Much bitching. O_o

I'm not playing many games at the moment. I completed Monkey Island 1 and 2 again recently (god bless you SCUMMVM - if there's anything worse than installing Windows so I can play a game it's installing DOS).

Posted by: Jonman Jun 2 2005, 04:13 PM

Since Mrs. Jonman got back from the US of A with a suitcase full of imported gaming goodness, I suspect I'll be posting on here substantially over the next couple of weeks.

First bit of news is that I got to spend a substantial amount of time with a PSP, a copy of Mercury, and a copy of Wipeout Pure (is for a friend, so it's now gone into the post).

Wipeout pure is very good, but very very wipeout. It's starting to feel a bit 'been there, done that', but you can't fault it technically (apart from the very occasional slowdown during big explosive sections).

Mercury is interesting. It's an excellant puzzle game. If and when I buy a PSP, it would 100% be on the list of games to get.

The machine itself has pros and cons. The screen really is amazingly lush. Yes. The machine does look very very slinky (I'd never realised from the PR shots that the L and R buttons are clear - a nice touch). But it's unwieldy. Combine the width (and weight) with the huge-nicity of the screen, and you're constantly worried about dropping the bloody thing. Extended play also proved to be quite uncomfortable. My thumb still hurts from an hour and a half of wipeout yesterday. The analog nub works pretty well, although it's questionable how much analog control you can get given the small amount of travel in it.


As for the other games, I've only really played one to any degree - Pyschonauts. And it's ace. Really really ace. You know those rare occasions when a game oozes character from the moment the power's on, when you can literally see the love and care that the developers lavished over it. This is one of those moments. What is ostensibly a me-too 3D action platformer is transformed into an engrossing, intriguing, genuinely funny, 'whoah'-inducing game. Each level takes place within the minds of a character, which psychic powers allow the player to travel into. As a result, expect a madcap style, suffering as much from acid overload as ADHD. It's proper bonkers, and the environments are a joy to run around. More to follow as I play more, but initial reaction is a big Jonman thumbs up.

Right, that's it, more details as more games get played....

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jun 2 2005, 11:31 PM

I've been playing the Sims 2 a lot O.o I'm addicted...

Posted by: Mata Jun 3 2005, 09:59 AM

QUOTE (Jonman @ Jun 2 2005, 04:13 PM)
Pyschonauts. And it's ace. Really really ace[...] is ostensibly a me-too 3D action platformer
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You like a platform game? Blimey, now I've heard everything! I can't say I even remember anything about it. What format is it?

Posted by: CommieBastard Jun 3 2005, 01:08 PM

It's Xbox and PC, Mata, with a Playstation 2 version due out at some point or other.

My full copy of Uplink came in the post today biggrin.gif Hacking simulators! Wahey!

Posted by: PsychWardMike Jun 3 2005, 01:11 PM

Dicking around with the Ratchet and Clank series lately. Best platformers EVER.

Posted by: Jonman Jun 3 2005, 01:45 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Jun 3 2005, 10:59 AM)
QUOTE (Jonman @ Jun 2 2005, 04:13 PM)
Pyschonauts. And it's ace. Really really ace[...] is ostensibly a me-too 3D action platformer
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You like a platform game? Blimey, now I've heard everything! I can't say I even remember anything about it. What format is it?
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Oi! I've liked platform games since forever. It's 3rd person action games that often bore me silly (Ico, Bloodrayne, President Weasel to name but 3 games that despite critical and peer acclaim I've failed miserably to enjoy). Been playing platformers constantly since Speccy, mate.

Jak & Daxter, Ratchet & Clank series, Mario series, Billy Hatcher, Sonic series....played and enjoyed all of the above in recent years. And that's without even considering all the GBA platformers I've played of late.

The more I think about it, the more I think I do actually enjoy 3rd person games, but I just have a very low tolerance for less than stellar game design. Whereas I'll forgive any number of critical design flaws as long as they're embedded in a game that allows levelling up, equipment to be equipped, and evil to be thwarted through the medium of random battles.

Speaking of which, I played Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath last night ,and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think that fluidity of control (both character and camera) are a big factor in my enjoyment of these games of late. Bloodrayne pee'd me off so much I returned it to the shop and exchanged it, beacuse both character and camera movement were jerky and horrible.

Posted by: Mata Jun 3 2005, 04:08 PM

Oddworld strikes me as one of the best reasons to get an XBox, it looks just like my cup of tea. That's first person though, isn't it?

I'm surprised you liked Billy Hatcher. Normally I'll play anything that involves 3D worlds and jumping all the way to the end, but after putting in a couple of hours I found that I just didn't care enough to go back to it.

When I said 'platform games' I really meant 3rd person. I remember your obsession with Switchblade on the speccy!

I can't say I remember seeing much about the _game_ Bloodrayne. I've seen a fair few things about the character's skimpy outfits and Bloodrayne-inspired cosplay, but I have no recall whatsoever about what the game is like.

Posted by: snoo Jun 3 2005, 04:14 PM

Warcraft III and I'm getting near to finishing it... whoo!!

I love the warcraft games, although I think I prefere II to III because I don't really like the story behind III, it's not terribly believable but I do like the "heros" because it gives some consistency.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jun 3 2005, 08:33 PM

O.o Billy hatcher *shivers* I got bad memories of that load of Shatspazzers >.< It scared me badly...

I haven't played Jak 3 yet, But I hear it's pretty good, Been fidling around with the .hack seris games, And I can't wait for kingdom hearts 2 to come out (Well its more of a 3 really since they made that chain of memories thingy) But I think disney and them shoulda rated it T, I mean, Even though it IS disney, its not really that kiddieish.

Oh, by the way mata, I don't know why, It was real late last night but on the Sims 2 universy In one of the dourms I got O.o I made a person who looks slightly like you... (And your living with a pink social bunny so you know @.@) *smacks self in head with nail filled dead cat* I....DON'T....KNOW....WHY....I DID....IT! >.<

Posted by: CommieBastard Jun 3 2005, 10:21 PM

QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Jun 3 2005, 09:33 PM)
Oh, by the way mata, I don't know why, It was real late last night but on the Sims 2 universy In one of the dourms I got O.o I made a person who looks slightly like you...
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As a mod I must demand that you take screenshots and show us biggrin.gif Along with updating us on Mata's progress.

Posted by: Mata Jun 3 2005, 11:23 PM

As the site admin I also demand that this happens! (If only to see what people who've not met me think that I look like...)

I felt Jak 2 lost a lot of what made the first game so much fun, i.e. great level design, a lack of guns, a decent system for identifying where things might be hidden... And many other things. It still was better than many 3D platform games but it didn't grab me the same way as Jak & Daxter.

Posted by: {Gothic Angel} Jun 4 2005, 07:39 PM

How'd I miss this thread? blink.gif

Well in any case...

PC:
World of Warcraft - When I can, mum won't have it in her house cos she thinks I'll get addicted and play before I do work... which is fair enough
Baldur's gate 2
BG2 Throne of Baal (expansion)
Age of Mythology - With my litle sister...
Icewind Dale - I will complete it someday, I swear!
And, until very recently, Dark Age of Camelot.

Xbox:
Dead or alive 3 - Leifang/Helena and Kasumi being my ultimate team of feminine death biggrin.gif

PS2 (At a friend's house so not all the time):
Dead or alive 2/3
Burnout
Tekken tag
Halflife
SSX2 -Havent played that in ages... wonder if it's available on Xbox *scuttles off to amazon*

So there you have it... these are the current games.

Posted by: Jonman Jun 5 2005, 10:57 AM

QUOTE (Mata @ Jun 3 2005, 05:08 PM)
Oddworld strikes me as one of the best reasons to get an XBox, it looks just like my cup of tea. That's first person though, isn't it?

It is nice. Jaw-droppingly lovely to look at too. The depth-of-field blurring that the binoculors (sp?) use is awesome.

It's both 3rd and 1st person. You can freely switch between the two with a click of the R-stick. You need to be in 1st person to shoot. It's really well implemented. Very slick.


QUOTE (Mata @ Jun 3 2005, 05:08 PM)
I'm surprised you liked Billy Hatcher. Normally I'll play anything that involves 3D worlds and jumping all the way to the end, but after putting in a couple of hours I found that I just didn't care enough to go back to it.


Bought it for Kat initially - she absolutely loves platformers. But I quite enjoyed it. It certainly wasn't without flaws, and got very very frustrating further on.

QUOTE (Mata @ Jun 3 2005, 05:08 PM)
I can't say I remember seeing much about the _game_ Bloodrayne. I've seen a fair few things about the character's skimpy outfits and Bloodrayne-inspired cosplay, but I have no recall whatsoever about what the game is like.
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There's good reason for that. The characters outfits are far more memorable than the gameplay. In fact, if the gameplay was magically turned into some clothes, it would be a plain white short sleeved shirt. Boring, uninteresting and the same as what everyone else has.

Posted by: little_bear Jun 5 2005, 05:55 PM

QUOTE ({Gothic Angel} @ Jun 4 2005, 08:39 PM)
PC:
World of Warcraft - When I can, mum won't have it in her house cos she thinks I'll get addicted and play before I do work... which is fair enough

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And god is she right to. Forget 'Evercrack', more like World of Warcrack. It's sooo damn addictive. It's one of the reasons I'm gonna end up with mediocre AS results.

Curse you Blizzard! Bastards!

Posted by: {Gothic Angel} Jun 5 2005, 07:48 PM

QUOTE (little_bear @ Jun 5 2005, 05:55 PM)
And god is she right to.  Forget 'Evercrack', more like World of Warcrack.  It's sooo damn addictive.  It's one of the reasons I'm gonna end up with mediocre AS results.

Curse you Blizzard!  Bastards!
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I know. She's too late anyway. She let me play Bg2 here, so Im on BG2 all the time here and WoW at dad's.

Goodbye, AS.

Posted by: MrTeapot Jun 6 2005, 08:06 PM

Haha, my copy of Neverwinter Nights will be my ultimate downfall...but I don't care! Muhahahaha.

Posted by: Jonman Jun 7 2005, 09:24 AM

Had a bash of Resident Evil 4 the other day too. I ran through some spooky woods, shot a buttload of nasty villager people, then ran out of bullets, hid in a house, then went toe-to-toe with a bloke with a bag over his head wielding a chainsaw. I was armed with a knife. The result was unsuprising in outcome, but suprising in it's graphicness as my character was neatly decapitated.

Having chatted with a friend who's recently played through it - he reminded me that it's Resident Evil, so you need to be a bit wary of indiscrimate blasting, as ammo is a little scarce.

And also that it's often wise to run away from crowds of nasty folk.

Clearly, I've been playing too many games that involve out-and-out blasting, of late.

Posted by: CommieBastard Jun 7 2005, 09:31 AM

Ah, there's little warms my heart as much as a series of precise, carefully-executed headshots...

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jun 7 2005, 06:26 PM

Since just moving in and getting Da's old computer (Which I'm sad to say is much better then my poor excuse of one...) having to re-install sims and re-make all the charaters and junk. AND if you remember Mata you have pics of yourself on the website ¬.¬ So I think thats were I got it from. In any case, I'll try and get screenshots (As soon As I figure out the damsplit thing! >.<) My friend back at my old house can help me with that, And I'll tell progess if you really want me too. O.o, One thing for certain.....

.....Mata made out with Ms. Pink social bunny.....or was it a he?....*goes to think about this*

ANYWAYS, Been playing .hack//outbreck again....Been getting stuck again....Been kill my controller and well you know >_>

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jun 14 2005, 02:10 AM

Latest update on Mata Sim:

Because My friend Rebecca And I made Mata on The Sims 2 university game she has back at her house. (Or Damien as he's known on that) And because I have moved and don't have the sims 2 university, I made him on my new sims 2 game. Basically same thing (Btw, Everyday outfit is matrix style! ^.^) But instead he's married to his pink social bunny wife. (used cheat code to get bunny outfit) Named Fwuffykin and Has a teenaged alien daughter named Jamie. ^.^ (I tired to get her alien eyes, it didn't work) And is currently a E.MT as job. (They don't have young adult, sorry only on other sim....thingys...) Oh, His name not be Mata on it, it be Jake 'cause I made it that way so there! XP And besides the fact he's always hungry and passing out on the floor he's perfectly fine ^.^,,, Oh, I got snapshots of him and his Bunny wife here making' out if anybody wants me to post 'em.

Posted by: Mata Jun 14 2005, 01:19 PM

This sounds all very disturbing, but I'd still like to see them.

Posted by: PsychWardMike Jun 17 2005, 12:13 AM

Playing through Tales of Symphonia now... it's good. Real good. I'm enjoying it thoroughly.

Posted by: trunks_girl26 Jun 17 2005, 05:41 AM

And clearly the person who leant it tois amazing happy.gif [/pure spam]

Posted by: voices_in_my_head Jul 9 2005, 10:57 PM

My sister's friend has let us borrow her copy of The Sims (it's the Deluxe Edition too!) which we're going to have to uninstall before my dad gets home from his business trip. But for now, My mom's been having a hard time prying me away from the computer. (I had forgotton how addicting that game is!)

Posted by: Mata Jul 10 2005, 01:15 AM

I've picked up a very cheap copy of Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow on the Gamecube. It's not bad, but it has aspects that are very frustrating. I think a delicate balance needs to be struck between the need for a game to be challenging and literal accuracy to military situations.

More than Splinter Cell, Sues and I have been playing through Medievil on the PS1. The level design is simple, but effective, the characterisation is fantastic (especially the use of over-played British regional accents), and the gameplay always feels fair. The longevity of the game is preserved by the scale and variety of the levels, not through streching everything that they have so thin that you coast through whole sections. Modern designers could do a lot worse than study Medievil when making their new games. The very fact that it's a PS1 game that we are both happily going back to and enjoying says a lot about the quality of the design.

Posted by: PsychWardMike Jul 10 2005, 02:34 AM

I'm finally getting around to finishing up Metroid Prime on the Gamecube. I'm not particularly good at first person shooters, but it's fun.

Posted by: trunks_girl26 Jul 10 2005, 04:07 AM

Currently I'm working through Baten Kaitos. It's surprisingly good for a card-based battle system.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jul 10 2005, 06:57 PM

Been Playing Sly Cooper for the past few days @.@ It's....odd.....I'm on the last boss guy, Er....close to him (Dumb fire slugs, stealing my computers >.<) And some FF-X2, Tis be fun ^.^ And of course, In my spare time and when I'm bored I play Wrath! Muhahahaha XD

Posted by: Mata Jul 11 2005, 02:42 PM

QUOTE (PsychWardMike @ Jul 10 2005, 02:34 AM)
I'm finally getting around to finishing up Metroid Prime on the Gamecube.  I'm not particularly good at first person shooters, but it's fun.
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It's good, but felt a bit artificially limited. Like Zelda: The Wind Waker, a lot of the gameplay comprises of long journies back and forth between places you've already been. The visual design is wonderful, but I wasn't convinced that the gameplay was really as fresh as the presentation suggested. It's another one on my 'good, but lacks heart' Gamecube pile.

QUOTE (trunks_girl26 @ Jul 10 2005, 04:07 AM)
Currently I'm working through Baten Kaitos. It's surprisingly good for a card-based battle system.
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I think Jonman was having a crack at that... If I remember correctly he didn't get on with it, but I can't really remember why.

QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Jul 10 2005, 06:57 PM)
And of course, In my spare time and when I'm bored I play Wrath! Muhahahaha XD
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I don't know that one. What's Wrath?

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jul 11 2005, 07:55 PM

Oh It's this http://www.armegalo.com/wrath/play.html

It's just a little game where you play as god and you hafta kill all the people and cows and sheep, you get a new weapon as you go along, I've already beaten it.

Posted by: Jonman Jul 12 2005, 12:05 PM

QUOTE (trunks_girl26 @ Jul 10 2005, 05:07 AM)
Currently I'm working through Baten Kaitos. It's surprisingly good for a card-based battle system.
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I really liked the battle system in Baten Kaitos, but the rest of the game design sucked.The pre-rendered backgrounds are mediocre to say the least. The character animations seem to have gone back in time 5 years. The structure is so linear it takes any enjoyment out of walking the narrow path that's set out for you. The only variation comes from how much you can bothered to backtrack. The plot is alright, but all of the characters are less-than-one-dimensional. The vocal acting is unforgivable, and had to be turned off within 10 minutes of starting.

It's a shame, because as I say, the whole card system is excellant, with some nice fresh ideas (like the way the cards evolve over time).

Posted by: PsychWardMike Jul 12 2005, 01:13 PM

My brother reawoke an old flame for Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 the other day. God I love that game. i'm happy to have the old Dreamcast up and running again. Such a great great system.

Posted by: Daria Jul 12 2005, 09:30 PM

Mahjongg. Addicted to it...

Posted by: tv with legs Jul 12 2005, 09:54 PM

i like to play the doom series, halo 1 and 2. serius sam, the mechwarrior series. and duke nukem3d
(shake it baby)

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jul 13 2005, 07:51 PM

QUOTE (Daria @ Jul 12 2005, 05:30 PM)
Mahjongg. Addicted to it...
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Yay! >.</) I'm not the only one!

Posted by: Mata Jul 15 2005, 12:57 AM

You can't beat a bit of Spider Solitaire if you want to waste a few minutes/hours.

I'm still on PS1 Medievil and GC Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. Splin.C. is really quite annoying at times. The range of controls is very limited, so the feeling of being a special forces agent is massively hampered by the character's apparent inability to perform many basic functions, and the sudden jumps from abject blindness to X-ray vision of the enemies. I think I'm playing it too carefully and should probably just run forwards and kill everything...

Posted by: little_bear Jul 15 2005, 01:48 AM

I love Medievil! Man, that was one great game. It had this odd brand of humour that really appealed to me as well and the second was even quirkier. Bloody hard games though, I tell you that.

I find with Splinter Cell that I just end up getting frustrated and putting a hole in every guard's head, from the shadows of course. Either that, or I don't bother with stealth and just charge around firing wildly. You're right about the annoying variation in enemy AI as well Mata. They can go from practically God-like to not being able to see two mm in front of them. It's even worse in Chaos Theory, or so I hear. I will admit though, there is a massive thrill to be got from successfully sneaking up behind a guard and tw*ting him with the butt of your pistol.

Since we're discussing Splinter Cell, I feel any post really wouldn't be complete without this smiley:

ph34r.gif

Plus, it just gives me a chance to use it without looking a kn*b. ¬_¬

Posted by: PsychWardMike Jul 15 2005, 05:13 AM

Broke out my Sega Genesis today. Played a quick round of Vectorman. Don't know if anyone else remembers it, but it was a true classic.

Posted by: Jonman Jul 15 2005, 07:48 AM

I had a craving to play Civ 3 a couple of weekends ago, but I can't for the life of me find the CD. Which was upsetting. Then the laptop fell over and was out of action for a couple of weeks. Which was upsetting.

Now I have the laptop back, but still can't find the CD. Perhaps I'll slide to Fleabay and see if I can pick one up for cheap...

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jul 22 2005, 01:15 AM

Halo Halo my kingdom for Halo >.< Ever since I started playing it at my cousins' house I want to get the game so bad! >.< I wanna kill some freckin' aliens! Ack! *sneeze* dry.gif>_> Dumb allergies....

Posted by: voices_in_my_head Jul 22 2005, 06:50 PM

Not too long ago, I found the N64 and played Yoshi and Donkey Kong all day.
Now, I'm working on Super Mario Sunshine. It's kinda strange that someone could base a whole game off of cleaning up a town....

Posted by: Mata Jul 23 2005, 12:11 AM

Mario Sunshine didn't really do it for me and I'm just not sure why. It had a really nice feature in the water cannon thing, but it just didn't ever really feel... Something... 'Engaging' I guess might be the word I'm looking for.

I played God Of War at a friend's house earlier this week, and it is brilliant fun. Simple, easy to pick up, instantly satisfying with every button press, and with enough eye-candy that you really don't care that the battles are often very similar to earlier ones. It's one of those few times that graphics really can make a game worthwhile, and the visual design is good at the worst of times and stunning at the best. Even the sound design is great! Yep, I'm definitely a convert to that one and will be picking up a copy as soon as I can justify it from my diminished coffers!

Posted by: little_bear Jul 24 2005, 12:53 AM

QUOTE (voices_in_my_head @ Jul 22 2005, 07:50 PM)
Not too long ago, I found the N64 and played Yoshi and Donkey Kong all day.
Now, I'm working on Super Mario Sunshine. It's kinda strange that someone could base a whole game off of cleaning up a town....
*

Ooo, I just loved sliding Mario around in the paint, seeing him get all mucky and then washing him clean again. happy.gif

My, that sounded rather homoerotic.

Meh, I'll post it anyway.

Posted by: CommieBastard Jul 24 2005, 01:36 AM

Recently I've been playing Diablo II. Rock on!

Posted by: Calantyr Jul 24 2005, 02:09 AM

I picked up The Bards Tale the other day. One of the funniest games I've ever grabbed. Not only that, the sarcasm is spot on. biggrin.gif

Best first five minutes of any game, just for the beer song. Hehehehehehe.

Onwards, for coin and cleavage!

Posted by: phoenix Jul 25 2005, 04:17 PM

im currently playing spyro 2 riptos rage (yes i know, its a crappy game, but it calls for no brain power) until kingdom hearts 2 comes this fall (i got to play a piece of it at the sad diego comic con, omg *blows up with kingdom hearts geekness*

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jul 25 2005, 09:18 PM

Realy now? I've been playing Spyro year of the dragon, I finished it and all but I haven't gotten all he eggs, plus I just like the little penguin *giggle* He flies so funny....

Posted by: Hobbes Jul 25 2005, 10:23 PM

Whilst becoming bored today after finishing my browse of the internet, I thought I'd play a game. Then I discovered that I haven't actually got any installed anymore, it's been that long since I've played any.

So I settled for Windows 3D Pinball XP: Space Cadet.

I got a new high score though ;D

Posted by: Mata Jul 26 2005, 01:47 AM

I used to play that a lot. I got a huge high score, several million if I remember correctly. It took ages... Then my hard-drive corrupted and lost the score. I've barely gone back to it since then!

Posted by: Hobbes Jul 26 2005, 05:57 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Jul 26 2005, 02:47 AM)
I used to play that a lot. I got a huge high score, several million if I remember correctly. It took ages... Then my hard-drive corrupted and lost the score. I've barely gone back to it since then!
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Oh, that old chestnut.

"Yeah, well I got the best score ever known to man but... uh... hard-drive corrupted so I have no proof. Yep... no proof. But it was a biiiig score. Yup yup."

biggrin.gif

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jul 28 2005, 08:05 PM

On Neopets I've been really bored, so I've just been playing random games on there to get some np, Mostly Hannah and the priate caves and the buzzer game 'Cause the buzzer game IS SO FRECKIN' IRRITATING! >.<*

Posted by: Hobbes Jul 29 2005, 08:13 PM

'Music Quiz' on my iPod. Strangely addictive.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jul 30 2005, 11:20 PM

QUOTE (Hobbes @ Jul 29 2005, 04:13 PM)
'Music Quiz' on my iPod. Strangely addictive.
*



Ooooh I do that too! Though I think I'm more addicted to brick on it ^.^,

Posted by: PsychWardMike Aug 1 2005, 10:26 PM

I got it! I finally got Devil May Cry 3! Wee hee hee hee!

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Aug 2 2005, 12:38 AM

Been playing gemswap on my step mom's pda, she doesn't care though

Posted by: Jonman Aug 2 2005, 07:56 AM

Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones ought to be arriving on my doorstep any day. I'm way more excited than I probably ought to be - I frickin' loved the first one....

Posted by: Calantyr Aug 6 2005, 08:28 AM

Download the F.E.A.R demo.

If the ladder scene doesn't completely freak you out I do not know what will. I'm finding it far more atmospheric than AVP ever was.

Graphics and AI are amasing too.

Posted by: JimiJimi Aug 6 2005, 09:50 PM

I found one of those 'retro' arcade things that you get in argos and stuff with pacman and space invaders on. I shoved on some old insanely fast shred records and played through a load of old arcade games. Ah, memories. But anyway, I'm also after Metal Gear Solid for Game Boy Color, just because I'm MGS mad.

I'll shut up.

But if there's a 'What are you Listening to', 'What are you Playing' and 'What are you Watching', why isn't there a 'What are you eating'?

I'm sorry. I've probably had one too many.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Aug 6 2005, 10:25 PM

I got bored so My friend Rebecca keeps getting stuck on Ff x-2, So I've been helping her with that and her other games....

Posted by: Jonman Aug 19 2005, 08:34 AM

Update. Fire Emblem arrived sometime last week. Aside from the juggling convention last weekend (when my hands were busy), I've been slaving away, levelling up and defeating evil to the tune of about 14 hours.

It's pretty much identical to the first one (with a few minor changes). Soooo obsessive.....

Posted by: PsychWardMike Aug 19 2005, 11:12 AM

My brother got Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater a few days ago. I might as well be playing that; I have to help him with every boss and my eyes are a lot better than his (in terms of noticing detail) so I point things out to him.

Posted by: Hobbes Aug 19 2005, 02:53 PM

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

Although, the way I play it, it is more like, "Run in guns blazing in the hope of making it... assassin".

The game is good, if a little (e.g. very) frustrating.

Posted by: Feyliya Aug 19 2005, 04:00 PM

Shadowrun on my trusty SNES emulator. Old skool, yo! \m/

Posted by: Mata Aug 19 2005, 04:28 PM

Aaargh! Don't mention Shadowrun to me, I might get dragged in and have to play it all the way through yet again... I got an emulated version working on my GP32 (a Korean handheld with a very lively emulation community) and spent ages last summer playing through it. I love that game!

Hobbes: I never really got on that well with Hitman 2. I always felt that the difficulty was set way too high for any chance of a quick and stealthy kill. I think I've only ever once managed to get in and out without being seen.

Posted by: Feyliya Aug 19 2005, 04:51 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 19 2005, 08:28 AM)
Aaargh! Don't mention Shadowrun to me, I might get dragged in and have to play it all the way through yet again... I got an emulated version working on my GP32 (a Korean handheld with a very lively emulation community) and spent ages last summer playing through it. I love that game!
*


And what might happen to you if I happened to link http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/8767/Shadowrun-in-Development-for-the-Xbox-360/

The ONLY reason I want an xBox 360. When this comes out I'm going to be all over it! Randy and I are also in an RPG group that is thinking of doing a 3rd or 4th Edition game some time after we finish our current D&D campaign. Aaahhh....got my Shadowrun fix. smile.gif

Posted by: JimiJimi Aug 19 2005, 06:35 PM

Metal Gear Solid for PC and Metal Gear Solid : Ghost Babel for Gameboy Color. Soon I'll buy Metal Gear Solid 2 for PC (because my PS2 is on eBay).

Notice a recurring theme, here?

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Aug 19 2005, 08:26 PM

Been playing lots of runescape lately, And this thing called Vampires the darl alleyway (I would post the link but it says you shouldn't on public fourms) And the same little skeleton people keep killing me on runespace, I sad. T.T (BTW Mata, Nice piccys of your bunny thingy, Tis be cute ^.^)

Posted by: funky fairy Sep 2 2005, 01:06 PM

Sims 2 on my pooty!!!

Best ever invention!

Posted by: CommieBastard Sep 2 2005, 10:35 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 19 2005, 05:28 PM)
Hobbes: I never really got on that well with Hitman 2. I always felt that the difficulty was set way too high for any chance of a quick and stealthy kill. I think I've only ever once managed to get in and out without being seen.
*


For me the problem was that there wasn't enough incentive to actually be stealthy. I would always try, but then get frustrated and just kill every single person I could find, carefully and methodically, until I was the only person left alive.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Sep 2 2005, 11:46 PM

I've been playing Sorry board game with my cousins for the past two days, If that counts as any.

Posted by: Hobbes Sep 3 2005, 08:51 PM

QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Sep 2 2005, 11:35 PM)
QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 19 2005, 05:28 PM)
Hobbes: I never really got on that well with Hitman 2. I always felt that the difficulty was set way too high for any chance of a quick and stealthy kill. I think I've only ever once managed to get in and out without being seen.
*


For me the problem was that there wasn't enough incentive to actually be stealthy. I would always try, but then get frustrated and just kill every single person I could find, carefully and methodically, until I was the only person left alive.
*



You mean... I'm not supposed to be playing it that way? blink.gif

I have most recently been playing Theme Hospital (from 1997). Which is... fun... but somewhat limited.

Oh, and I also played a two-player game of Medal of Honour (I think), on my bro-in-law's PlayStation 2.

<< hated using the controller, and wished for a keyboard and mouse.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Sep 3 2005, 09:30 PM

I finally finished the part in dark cloud I was stuck on! Woohoo! *dances*

Posted by: PsychWardMike Sep 4 2005, 11:35 PM

Still playing Devil May Cry 3.

It hurts sometimes, but I love it.

Posted by: EvilSpoon Sep 4 2005, 11:57 PM

I just recently beat System Shock 2 (It's a fantastic game, you can download it but you get none of the videos. It's legal to download it, too)

Lately Counter Strike Source when I'm bored.

I'm waiting for the release of Pirates of the Burning Sea, it's a sea/ship oriented MMO with more than JUST pirates. I absolutely love sailing (more like I love the idea of it) even though I never have actually even been on a boat or ship that used sails.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Sep 5 2005, 10:27 PM

I was messing around on hte computer and played a game of Empire Earth (My Dad had to help me out.....a lot....) It was cool.

Posted by: Jonman Sep 6 2005, 08:23 AM

I'm on my annual emulator voyage of rediscovery. Cue long bouts of Genesis/MegaDrive playing (StarFlight, Streets of Rage 1 and 2, Alien Storm, Xenon2, Zero Wing (all your base are belong to us...)) and SNES tomfoolery (UN Squadron, Super Streetfighter 2 Turbo et al).

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Sep 7 2005, 01:55 AM

I'm ADDICTED To Tetris.........*sneakcs another game on cellphone mummering something about her high score.....*

Posted by: Mata Sep 7 2005, 02:19 AM

Currently I'm going through God Of War for the second time, this time on 'God Mode', ie. 'very difficult' level. It really is damn tricky now. It's the first game that I've finished once then have decided to go straight through again. On normal it only takes about eight hours, so I'm very glad of the extra difficulty level to help me get my money's worth!

Posted by: Mittens322 Sep 7 2005, 08:58 PM

I'm playing Pokemon Fire Red/Golden Sun the lost age for GBA. which one I play depends on my mood.

Posted by: Jimmy-von-Lucidious Sep 11 2005, 02:18 PM

IVAN - it's the only game I play these days. I've lost too much time to video games in the past. Net Hack and ADOM were just to hard but IVAN is a little easier and I think it's more entertaining. What other game could you lose all your limbs from leprosy and have your head separated from your helpless body by a frog.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Sep 12 2005, 10:52 PM

.....Ok then.......

My friend got me into that Vexx game, It's funny, So I'm playing that now.

Posted by: Astarael Sep 15 2005, 12:51 AM

Been playing Runescape a lot, as I'm addicted to killing giants. Other than that, nada.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Sep 15 2005, 11:33 PM

I keep dying in Runescape and losing all my items *sadness* I'm on a hiatus from it now...

Anyways, I finall beat my high score in Tetris! Woohoo!

Posted by: little_bear Sep 21 2005, 07:24 AM

Played Cricket 2005 last night.

Posted by: Jonman Sep 21 2005, 08:38 AM

A chap I bumped into online a while ago turned out to work for SCEE (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe), and we got to chatting about PS2, PSP and Sony in general (I was complaining about how we get shafted as consumers here in Europe, and he was explaining the (very good) reasons why we get shafted. Long story short is that if Sony (and M$ and Nintendo for that matter) could get away with simultaneous international releases of hardware and software, they would, but the logisitcs of manufacture preclude it for hardware, and European business law automatically puts us into the same basket as the rest of Europe. Their hands are tied by cicumstances out of their control.


Which made me feel better about it. Moot point really, in that I've sworn never to buy videogaming hardware on these shores again. The internet makes importing cheaper in the long run, in addition to getting games ahead of their UK release dates.

Annnnnnnyway, at the end of our conversation, this chap promised to have a rummage around the office, and see if he could rustle up some freebies for me, but way of apology for being shafted for so long. So yesterday, a package arrived in the post, containing Amplitude, Flat Out and Decks, FX

Amplitude: sequal to Frequency, which I absolutely loved. Think I'm going to get a lot of enjoyment out of that.
Flat Out: Destruction Derby-esque racer. Quite fun, if a little vanilla. Minigames are quite fun.
Decks, FX: essentially a DJ-simulator .Haven't had a play around yet, but it's intriguing if nothing else.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Sep 23 2005, 11:02 PM

Been playing Animal Crossings for hte first time since I moved here over the summer. O.o My house was a mess (Eeeeek! Too many rouaches) And everyone yelled at me for being gone for so long, How knew mutant animals in dresses Documented how long I haven't played O.o.......

Posted by: CommieBastard Sep 27 2005, 06:38 PM

It's been Unreal Tournament 2004 for me. Anybody play online?

Posted by: PsychWardMike Sep 27 2005, 08:38 PM

Going through Devil May Cry 1. It's so much cheaper (and not nearly as good!) than Devil May Cry 3!

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Sep 28 2005, 12:15 AM

Played Halo 2 over my cousins house today.

Posted by: Mata Sep 28 2005, 04:10 PM

After playing through God Of War three times in a row (the first time I've done that with a game) I've gone back to Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.

God Of War is utterly superb, with fluid, intuitive controls and the graphics really are about as good as we're going to see on the PS2. Prince Of Persia is as lovely as ever, but even its once silky visuals are showing their age compared to God Of War. The gameplay is still where it counts and they both have it in spades (which is a less inconvenient place to keep gameplay than you might think).

No Commie, I generally don't play games online. I'm usually keen to get away from my PC, and I've not hooked up the PS2. Maybe I will hook up the console for the next hardware generation, but it's not likely to happen before then.

Posted by: Jonman Sep 29 2005, 08:26 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Sep 28 2005, 05:10 PM)
Prince Of Persia is as lovely as ever, but even its once silky visuals are showing their age compared to God Of War.
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Have you seen the Xbox version of Sands of Time? Oh my. Still looks super-lush now. In fact, I might have a dabble. Anyway, it's a whole nother level of silkiness. Lovely.

Posted by: little_bear Sep 29 2005, 08:59 PM

QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Sep 27 2005, 07:38 PM)
It's been Unreal Tournament 2004 for me. Anybody play online?
*

Uh huh. I do. 'Cept I consistently get my arse handed to me on a platter.

Posted by: oscarhilton Sep 29 2005, 09:01 PM

I recently got a whole load of unreleased Japanese games. Fun, but I can’t understand them

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Sep 29 2005, 11:04 PM

Japanese!!!!! Ehehehhe ^.^

I'm playing Inuyasha The sercert of the cursed mask, Its fun goodie rpg!

Posted by: Jonman Oct 3 2005, 05:29 PM

Just finished Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, on GBA. Man, I love my turn based strategy games. Can't recommend it highly enough.

And the forthcoming gamecube version is moistening my underpants to a large extent.

Posted by: Mata Oct 3 2005, 05:42 PM

Sometimes you go an image too far. *shudder*

Posted by: oscarhilton Oct 3 2005, 05:57 PM

QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Sep 29 2005, 11:04 PM)
Japanese!!!!! Ehehehhe ^.^

I'm playing Inuyasha The sercert of the cursed mask, Its fun goodie rpg!
*



Yeah heh.

Iv got winning 11 (9) in Jap and MGS4 (PS3) jap demo too. heheheh! hes so old! hahahahah! sorry.

anyway. Anyone here have a psp?, im thinking i maybe might get one if i save up the cash. are they a good buy?

Posted by: bryden42 Oct 3 2005, 05:58 PM

currently playing kotor 2 and battlefield 2, killing the stinking siths, and the stinking chineses.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Oct 3 2005, 10:34 PM

Played Klonoa 2, Fun Japanese speacking game, Rather.....Confuseing sometimes O.o But he gos ears! *giggles immaturly*

Posted by: Tarantio Oct 4 2005, 12:14 PM

Currently playing through Doom 3 again, only this time its only after midnight and only in the dark and only with 6.1 surround sound and only on the hardest difficulty. There has been a lot of deaths and screaming coming from my room the last few nights biggrin.gif

Other than this "retrofest", I've recently acquired Dawn of War: Winter Assault expansion, and its kicking ass.

SPOILER WARNING!: The box lied. There isn't one new race in the game. There are two ohmy.gif necrons ftw!

As soon as I manage to find a good asdl provider and get a phone line installed at my flat I'll be going online with that, and also going back to good old guildwars as well.

I had a go of the singleplayer mode in Battlefield 2 last night too, and I must say I was highly impressed. It ate about four hours of my time yesterday and I ended up missing the Ultimate team's first ever social at the union rolleyes.gif

Oh yes, not so computer based, but at the moment I'm playing Ultimate (Frisbee). Its a game kind of like american football, with elements of netball and such in it as well as the fundamental difference of using flying plastic discs (we don't use the Frisbee brand and the name isn't associated officially with the sport, though most folk just call it frisbee anyways) instead of balls. Its much fun, and good exercise. Our team, the Abertay Avatars, are hopefully taking part in an upcoming tournament in Glasgow in a few weeks, and I should be in attendance, as long as the student loan folk decide to actually give me money before christmas...

Posted by: Mata Oct 4 2005, 12:16 PM

I'm currently playing too much of Spider Solitaire when I should be working. It keeps on asking me 'would you like to play again?' and the truthful answer is always 'well, yes, I would like to, given that the other option is continuing to put my brain through a blender by writing my thesis'. Damn my honesty, I should lie to it and say that I don't want another game.

Posted by: Mata Oct 4 2005, 12:19 PM

QUOTE (Tarantio @ Oct 4 2005, 12:14 PM)
Oh yes, not so computer based, but at the moment I'm playing Ultimate (Frisbee).
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I used to play that many years ago... Oh dear gods, it was about eleven years ago. I practised with the Croydon team once too. They were amazingly good. They could throw the disk with incredible precision for the length of a football pitch with no problems at all.

Posted by: Tarantio Oct 5 2005, 05:17 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Oct 4 2005, 12:19 PM)
QUOTE (Tarantio @ Oct 4 2005, 12:14 PM)
Oh yes, not so computer based, but at the moment I'm playing Ultimate (Frisbee).
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I used to play that many years ago... Oh dear gods, it was about eleven years ago. I practised with the Croydon team once too. They were amazingly good. They could throw the disk with incredible precision for the length of a football pitch with no problems at all.
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We're not so good atm, more a sort of we can throw the disk down the length of a football pitch and expect it to come back down from the tree its landed in eventually... XD nah, we're getting on alright, though I only joined the team this year, and the only thing they won last year was a second place for "spirit", behind a team who played as if they were monkeys. So not looking good then... still, I'm learning a few of the more advanced throws myself now, and our captain knows his stuff, so hopefully it'll get better in the next few months.

Posted by: moop Oct 5 2005, 06:02 PM

I've recently been replaying Driver on the PC, though less so now I have a net connection again.

Also various playstation games thanks to the acquisition of a PSOne for Ł9 with a controller and memory card. Currently playing an odd mix of RC de Go (awesome but underrated RC car game), Final Fantasy VII, Gran Turismo, Grand Theft Auto 2 and Tony Hawks 2.

All in all it's good if about 7 years out of date.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Oct 5 2005, 09:33 PM

Lots of jak and daxter type stuff, Did you know the next 1's gunna be a racing game? A racing game?! Why don't they just kill me now?! And Jak looks so ugly with a buzz cut >.<

Posted by: MrRandomQuotes Oct 6 2005, 12:53 PM

Well now I feel decidedly out of place.

I play Counterstrike:Source most of the time I'm on the PC. But in my defence I stick to the "surf" maps.

And the last few weeks I have reawakend some of my old strategy games, Homeworld 2, Dark Reign 2 and even Age of Empires 2.

I still think Quake 3 is the best game ever though, for pure hyperamped multiplayer ph34r.gif ARRRGGHHH ph34r.gif

And i forgot somehow to include the original Rollercoaster Tycoon. Watching little people scream to their deaths from 300 ft up is heaven. blink.gif

Posted by: Mata Oct 7 2005, 11:11 PM

Some day I may get around to playing online against other people. I've played online Hearts (everyone quits after a round because thy decide it's boring) and Reversi (were most people are crap except for super-ninja players who rate themselves too low) and chess, which is better played over several cans of beer and light philosophical conversation. It's safe to say that I'm yet to be converted to the thrills of online gaming.

Posted by: voices_in_my_head Oct 10 2005, 01:36 AM

QUOTE (MrRandomQuotes @ Oct 6 2005, 07:53 AM)
And i forgot somehow to include the original Rollercoaster Tycoon. Watching little people scream to their deaths from 300 ft up is heaven.  blink.gif
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After my sister and I discovered that you could drown people who didn't like the rides, we could play that game for hours.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Oct 10 2005, 10:48 PM

(My b-day is halloween, just felt like saying that....)

Anyways, Been playing again, Sims 2, And I married the grim reaper! (Thank you cheat codes....)

Posted by: MrTeapot Oct 11 2005, 12:32 AM

I've lost my social life to Rome: Total War

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Oct 15 2005, 12:07 AM

Digimon rumble area, I got all the peoples cept Gatomon (I can't beat Reapermon with her >.<, I know, Digimon, I'm so nerdy tongue.gif)

Posted by: Star_of_Lei Oct 16 2005, 05:12 PM

Sad as I am, I am playing solitaire. It's addicting I'm telling you!

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Oct 16 2005, 09:55 PM

I blew up some stuff in Halo 2 at my cousin's house today, He said I was violent, So I kicked him off the bed. *smirk*

Posted by: PsychWardMike Oct 17 2005, 01:39 AM

I like to play a lot of the games on E-Baums world. Mostly Tetris and Reversi.

Currently, as far as real games go, I'm playing Devil May Cry 1 (still!) and really waiting for Soul Calibur III, Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble, and Ratchet: Deadlocked. Those are the only three games I really want right now.

Aside from Disgaea, LaPucelle, and Phantom Brave. I really want those.

Posted by: Mata Oct 17 2005, 10:57 AM

Mostly I've been playing Su doku with a pencil and paper while listening to audio-books. The plots are fantastic, the images are crystal clear, and the puzzles can keep me going for hours!

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Oct 18 2005, 12:49 AM

Been doing a lotta crosswords and words finds lately, If you count those as a game.....

(Btw, If my grammer and spelling is more off then usual, its because I'm not wearing my glasses, they broke, and I can't see a thing with 'em, and I hate contacts....)

Posted by: Mata Oct 20 2005, 01:31 AM

QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Oct 18 2005, 12:49 AM)
I'm not wearing my glasses, they broke, and I can't see a thing with 'em
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Maybe it's for the best then wink.gif

I think crosswords count, they are a type of game after all.

I'm considering restarting Half Life on the PS2. I got stuck without enough ammo to beat a big monster near the end last time and I want to finish it before trying HL2 (whenever I get around to playing that, that is).

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Oct 20 2005, 11:53 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Oct 19 2005, 09:31 PM)
QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Oct 18 2005, 12:49 AM)
I'm not wearing my glasses, they broke, and I can't see a thing with 'em
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Maybe it's for the best then wink.gif

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........Your mean Mr. Mata......

Anyways, I got new glasses anyways, so ha! HA! *falls over* Ow....

I'm playing pinball, new high score baby! \m/>.<\m/ yeah...

Posted by: Calantyr Oct 27 2005, 06:38 PM

I brought F.E.A.R today.

It is bloody terrifying.

I kinda relieved that my computer is too crappy to have all the lighting and shadow effects, otherwise I'd be bursting a blood vessle every time the radio crackles.

You have to play this game. It's deffinitely the scariest game I've ever played. Morso than the undead levels of Thief or AvP.

Posted by: Sir_Psycho_Sexy Oct 27 2005, 07:31 PM

Is it really that http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php?date=2005-10-26?

hmm...*considers*

Posted by: Mata Oct 27 2005, 07:36 PM

Project Zero currently holds the reign for scariest game that I've played (Doom 3 doesn't count because the game wasn't good enough to keep me interested). Have you played that to compare the two? I've heard that F.E.A.R. is very scary indeed. I'll probably pick it up at some point for a giggle.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Oct 27 2005, 11:27 PM

ok this may seem nerdy, But I'm playing gmaes on neopets, I'm a addict >.< But you know the real nerdy games are the ones were you can get the most nps dry.gif>_> *runs*

Posted by: Calantyr Oct 28 2005, 08:06 PM

F.E.A.R really is terrifying. There are some real SHOCK moments. When you hear Alma giggling and the radio interferance... *shudders*.

Or when you see her run across the corridoor right in front of you, darting into the shadows and dissapearing...

And far far more.

The enemy AI is amasing. They WILL track you down and co-ordinate attacks with each other. They will jump, crawl, and leap over obstacles. They will throw grenades not just to damage you, but to flush you out. No, it's not as good as a human, but it can come very close sometimes. And I was playing on Easy.

Don't look at any spoilers online. So far I don't know whats really going on (I have suspicions) and I am up to the research facility. I keep feeling that the next corner I turn that little girl will be there again, laughing at me... or worse.

And now I have run into a new form of enemy. One that can turn invisible, climb walls, and jump through ceilings. Bloody hell they are tough... If you don't use slow-mo I'm not sure how you could take them out.

Yes, it is good. I havn't played Project Zero but from what I've heard it doesn't approach this. Doom 3 is nothing compared to this. It's like playing Wolfenstein 3D.

Posted by: Mata Oct 29 2005, 01:05 AM

Sounds very good, but I might find it too stressful to actually play! I've got a thing about playing for relaxation, and if a game is making me more tense then I feel it is somewhat defeating the object of the whole thing.

On which subject, currently I'm playing bite-sized games of Zoo-Keeper on the the Nintendo DS. It's massively simple, a very old concept, but still great fun. Also, Sues is better at it than me, and I like a challenge!

Posted by: Jonman Oct 29 2005, 10:59 PM

We're playing through Farenheit (s'called Indigo Prophecy in the US). It's very good. Very different. Kind of a genetic cross-breed between Shenmue (except without being as dull as sand), and Broken Sword. Very interesting it is. Playing both the criminal and the detective is a bonkers move that's genius.

Get's a big thumbs up from Mr. and Mrs. Jonman.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Oct 30 2005, 02:26 AM

QUOTE (Calantyr @ Oct 28 2005, 04:06 PM)
F.E.A.R really is terrifying. There are some real SHOCK moments. When you hear Alma giggling and the radio interferance... *shudders*.

Or when you see her run across the corridoor right in front of you, darting into the shadows and dissapearing...

And far far more.

The enemy AI is amasing. They WILL track you down and co-ordinate attacks with each other. They will jump, crawl, and leap over obstacles. They will throw grenades not just to damage you, but to flush you out. No, it's not as good as a human, but it can come very close sometimes. And I was playing on Easy.

Don't look at any spoilers online. So far I don't know whats really going on (I have suspicions) and I am up to the research facility.  I keep feeling that the next corner I turn that little girl will be there again, laughing at me... or worse.

And now I have run into a new form of enemy. One that can turn invisible, climb walls, and jump through ceilings. Bloody hell they are tough... If you don't use slow-mo I'm not sure how you could take them out.

Yes, it is good. I havn't played Project Zero but from what I've heard it doesn't approach this. Doom 3 is nothing compared to this. It's like playing Wolfenstein 3D.
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Wait a tick, Is that game based on white noise or something? o.o *blink blink*

Posted by: Calantyr Oct 30 2005, 11:47 PM

QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Oct 30 2005, 03:26 AM)
Wait a tick, Is that game based on white noise or something? o.o *blink blink*
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Naaaaaaaaaay. It's just that whenever something supernatural happens (usually) your com-link starts crackling with interferance.

I've just finished the game. There arn't any huge plot twists and it's not terribly long. However it really does feel like you are in a horror film.

And the last 5 minutes of the game... they just blow you away, literally in one case. I really want a sequel and that does not happen to me much. You are left with an incredible feeling of dread... Alma truly scares the sugar out of me.

It's not a game with a wide scope like, say, FarCry. In F.E.A.R it is paced and set up like a film. The pace is good but it is not an 'adventure' game. And yeah, I did have to stop playing at points because of the fear factor... however you just need to see what happens next. Rent it or buy it, but deffinitely play it.

I just hope you have a meaty enough computer to handle the graphics.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Nov 1 2005, 11:39 PM

Oh, I got my pc e mag yesterday and it had that game on the front of it, the gril looks like Samara! *squeals and hugs it* Samara rocks man!

Posted by: PsychWardMike Nov 1 2005, 11:39 PM

Currently playing Soul Calibur III. This'll be taking up much of my time.

SO MUCH TO UNLOCK!

Posted by: Novander Nov 2 2005, 02:31 AM

Call of Duty 2.

I should be writing essays, but it demands I shoot nazis.

I should be reading technical reports, but it tempts me with promises of liberation.

I'm just glad the single player game is so short, or I'll never get any work done.

Posted by: MrRandomQuotes Nov 2 2005, 02:49 AM

Back to the subject of scariness...

If you want to be very very very afraid play through theif 3. Don't look at anything about it online and don't play it when the sun is up. Then when you've gotten through the first 15 minutes in the cradle at 3 o'clock... Tell me you weren't terrified.

And as far as spooky all around you radio chatter try system shock 1 and 2. the graphics are dated but it will make you jump.

I WANT S.T.A.L.K.E.R!!!!! Why is it not out till next year huh.gif mad.gif ohmy.gif

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Nov 2 2005, 11:55 PM

Been playing this game on the my chemical romance site uuuuuh yeah >_> It's Helena! http://www.mychemicalromance.com/helenagame/

Posted by: Calantyr Nov 5 2005, 10:19 PM

QUOTE (MrRandomQuotes @ Nov 2 2005, 03:49 AM)
If you want to be very very very afraid play through theif 3. Don't look at anything about it online and don't play it when the sun is up. Then when you've gotten through the first 15 minutes in the cradle at 3 o'clock... Tell me you weren't terrified.

And as far as spooky all around you radio chatter try system shock 1 and 2. the graphics are dated but it will make you jump.
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Urgh. I only played up to the Cradle then it freaked the hell out of me. I'm gonna have to reinstall and finish it. But that level was truly nightmare fuel.

I've recently downloaded two graphics patches for System Shock 2 that update it. Hi-Res textures, high poly models, should be a lot of fun. I'll install it again as soon as I finish playing X-3. And Civ 4 probably.

Posted by: PsychWardMike Nov 11 2005, 11:10 PM

P-shaw. There's only ever been one game that's actually scared me. Three words:

Silent Hill 2.

Bitch.

Posted by: Mata Nov 12 2005, 12:58 AM

That's more of an alphanumeric sequence than three words, although I guess the same thing could be said about Project Zero! biggrin.gif

Actually, I'm really looking forward to the thrid Project Zero game. The first one is superb, and the second is very good (although perhaps weaker in some aspects), so I'm very interested to see where they go with the third one.

Posted by: PsychWardMike Nov 12 2005, 04:31 AM

Yes, I thought of that Mata, hence the bitch as more as an afterthought.

And correct me if I'm wrong but Project Zero = Fatal Frame, yes?

Posted by: Mata Nov 12 2005, 03:14 PM

Yep, that's the one. It also features some of the most stupid heroines in video game history:

'My brother myteriously disappeared in this mansion... So I think I'll walk in here at night by myself with only a torch for protection, that's a good idea.'

'Oo look, a ghost with the appearence of horrific tortures having wracked its living flesh has gone through that door. I wonder what's in there?'

Posted by: PsychWardMike Nov 13 2005, 04:07 AM

Heh. True, I suppose, but it's truly rare that you have an intelligent person as your character in a survival horror game; they wittingly go into creepy places and never leave even when they can. The only ones that are actually intelligent are the characters from Resident Evil. It's their job, man.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Nov 14 2005, 01:43 AM

Playing Spyro year of the dragon right now

Posted by: moop Nov 14 2005, 10:07 AM

I've been horribly addicted to Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines for the past week or so.

I brought it almost a year ago but didn't get into it thanks to getting stuck early on, now I'm replaying it I'm finding it a lot more fun. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Calantyr Nov 14 2005, 02:34 PM

Play as a Malkavian! Absolutely hillarious dialog. biggrin.gif

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Nov 14 2005, 09:35 PM

.............Some game from Japan I dunno the name of cause everything is Japanese and My cousin lemme borrow it and I dunno what the booger I'm doing....

Posted by: Jonman Nov 16 2005, 08:24 PM

Got the following little cache in the post from a combination of Ebay goodness and free games that I won for writing reviews *hurrah*

Digitylsh
God of War
Sega Superstars
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Mario Superstar Baseball

I shall report back once they arrive....

Posted by: moop Nov 16 2005, 08:33 PM

QUOTE (Calantyr @ Nov 14 2005, 03:34 PM)
Play as a Malkavian! Absolutely hillarious dialog. biggrin.gif
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Malks are great! I played them far too often when I played the real game a few years back, though.

I'm playing a slightly too intelligent Brujah this time and getting on pretty well.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Nov 16 2005, 09:54 PM

The very first ddr ever!!!!!!!!!! I got it, fear me power, hisssssssssssss.........

Posted by: Jonman Nov 18 2005, 05:58 PM

Got God of War and Sega Superstars in the post. I got so bored of hearing Mata wobble on about how wonderful it was that I finally succumbed. And you know what? He was right. I've therefore eaten my hat.

Mrs. Jonman is currently playing Sega Superstars with a friend not three feet from where I type this. It's rather a good laugh, worth the price of admission for Samba De Amigo alone.

Woo-hoo!

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Nov 18 2005, 11:53 PM

Tetris......I'M A ADDIT!

Posted by: Mata Nov 19 2005, 01:30 AM

QUOTE (Jonman @ Nov 18 2005, 05:58 PM)
Got God of War and Sega Superstars in the post. I got so bored of hearing Mata wobble on about how wonderful it was that I finally succumbed. And you know what? He was right. I've therefore eaten my hat.
*

Damn, it's hard being right all the time smile.gif

I'm playing Zoo Keeper on the DS. A lot. I see tiny animal faces when I close my eyes.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Nov 20 2005, 03:45 AM

That's....odd O.o

I was playing a motorcycle game with my cousins a few minutes ago, I kicked their butts at a race xD

Posted by: Jonman Nov 20 2005, 02:24 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Nov 19 2005, 02:30 AM)
I'm playing Zoo Keeper on the DS. A lot. I see tiny animal faces when I close my eyes.
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I had something similar when I was playing Zoocube a lot. Not only was I seeing lots of little animal faces, they were howling, hooting and neighing at me as they flew towards me. It was a bit terrifying.

Posted by: PsychWardMike Nov 20 2005, 02:39 PM

Jonman, where does one go for such free games for reviews?

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Nov 20 2005, 11:50 PM

I'm playing Jax 2, Lurkers are cute. ^.^

Posted by: Tarantio Nov 21 2005, 04:29 PM

Wheee, I've been on a bit of a gaming spree lately:

Baldur's Gate 2 (yay!)
Grim Fandango
Fahrenheit (what a poo last half that had)
Morrowind

Two puzzlers and two massive RPGs. Not a lot of time for studies. Oops. Though it is all good right now; our Ultimate team won its very first game at competitive level a week ago. We beat the Stirling University third team 7-6 after extra time. I got the winning point, too biggrin.gif joy...

Posted by: Mata Nov 21 2005, 05:19 PM

QUOTE (PsychWardMike @ Nov 20 2005, 02:39 PM)
Jonman, where does one go for such free games for reviews?
*

*dons Jonman disguise* Nowhere any more, the company has stopped trading in the last couple of weeks. Previous to that time it was Special Reserve. They gave a great service and good prices. Goodness knows how they managed to not make a profit.

Posted by: fan-diddly-astic! Nov 21 2005, 07:01 PM

movies is brilliant i like doing zombie films with a touch of the matrix does anyone else have it?

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Nov 21 2005, 10:15 PM

My cousin Sammy is so...compeditive, And sexist! I bet him at that sonic hero thingy and he made me play it with him over and over and over again for an hour becuase he didn't wanna lose to a girl, Evenually he gave up and got tired of mah ass kickin' tongue.gif

Posted by: MrRandomQuotes Nov 24 2005, 03:37 AM

Thats why i practiced secretly for months before i would challenge my sister to games of diddy kong racing. It was my one weak spot in our array of games that i would win at.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Nov 28 2005, 02:56 AM

Oh I had that game. 'Till my Grandma gave away my ninteno 64. HOW CAN YOU GIVE AWAY THOSE THINGS?! THEY'RE LIKE....WORTH MILLIONS NOW! CLASSICS! *goes to go cry over them now* I had that thing since I was 3......

Posted by: MrRandomQuotes Nov 30 2005, 07:19 AM

I feel your pain. Fortunatly for me mine is still sitting in my room, being the sole use of the ancient tv behind it. The only down point is that I'm so much better than all my friends none of them will play anything against me sad.gif

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Nov 30 2005, 10:04 PM

I got Shadow de hedgehog....nd I'm trigger happy......^.^

Posted by: MrRandomQuotes Dec 1 2005, 04:47 AM

I will chop you into tiny little pieces with my katana. At least i will if you find me playing stick arena. Hehe little stick people killing each other.

Posted by: Mata Dec 1 2005, 12:56 PM

QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Nov 28 2005, 02:56 AM)
My Grandma gave away my nintendo 64.[...]I had that thing since I was 3......
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You have no idea how old that makes me feel.

I did something this week that I've not done before. I bought another copy of a game that I had previously sold, so currently I'm playing Prince of Persia 2: Warrior Within. The abysmal nu-metal soundtrack is as annoying as ever, but the level design is still better than the majority of other platform games.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Dec 2 2005, 01:05 AM

QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 1 2005, 08:56 AM)
QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Nov 28 2005, 02:56 AM)
My Grandma gave away my nintendo 64.[...]I had that thing since I was 3......
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You have no idea how old that makes me feel.

I did something this week that I've not done before. I bought another copy of a game that I had previously sold, so currently I'm playing Prince of Persia 2: Warrior Within. The abysmal nu-metal soundtrack is as annoying as ever, but the level design is still better than the majority of other platform games.
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Dun feel to bad Mata-san, Your the same age as my cousin Stevie. He's like freckin' tall though, no matter how kidish he acts...

Oh that wa off subject ^.^,

Man I miss Diddy (What I named my n64) I totally ruled at Mario tennis!

Posted by: Mata Dec 2 2005, 01:25 AM

After your teens, what does height have to do with age? Although I am also rather tall, being a couple of inches over six feet.

On topic: I'm also still rather addicted to Zoo Keeper on the DS. Curse those naughty giraffes!

Posted by: kisah Dec 2 2005, 07:06 PM

I'm hooked on Fire Emblem for Gamecube. It's pretty much identical to the Gameboy versions but with prettified graphics. But that's still OK. Soooo obsessive....

[EDIT] This is Jonman posting on accidentally on Mrs. Jonman's profile.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Dec 2 2005, 10:24 PM

Off topic: Nothing at all, I'm just saying...wait...your like 6'? Man I feel like a munchkin xD

On topic: I been playing more tetris, I beat my own high score

Posted by: MrRandomQuotes Dec 3 2005, 04:24 PM

Tetris blink.gif
The only time I ever played that was when my sister had a massive "portable" game thingy that only played the bloody game. After being viciously attacked for draining the batteries on one 5 hour session i found i could never play it again without flinching.

Posted by: EvilSpoon Dec 3 2005, 04:35 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 1 2005, 07:56 AM)
QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Nov 28 2005, 02:56 AM)
My Grandma gave away my nintendo 64.[...]I had that thing since I was 3......
*

You have no idea how old that makes me feel.


That even makes me feel somewhat old. Not as old as it would make you feel, but still I remember playing Combat and Dodge Cars with my brother on our Atari.

Anyway, I've been having trouble finding a game to hold my attention. I'm waiting for http://www.piratesoftheburningsea.com

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Dec 4 2005, 03:35 AM

I'm addicted to tetris, I can spend hours at a time just laying in my bed and thinking up a little game in my mind, Sometimes I lose at my mind-tetris sadly....

I do the same thing with solitare...

Posted by: Calantyr Dec 18 2005, 01:38 AM

Just loaded up World of Warcraft. I havn't played it in about a year... I can't remember much about it.

Now that I've got nothing better to do with my time I might as well give it a whirl.

Posted by: haunted tape-dispenser Dec 23 2005, 01:45 PM

I've just finished the first two Final Fantasies that were re-released for Game Boy. A friend has also gotten me addicted to a computer game called The Indigo Prophecy.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Dec 30 2005, 01:34 AM

..........dry.gif>_>

I'mma BAAAAAAAAACK! So did you guys miss me? Huh? Huh? Didya? Didya? Well....If you don't know what in God's name I'm talking about...For X-mas I was on a 10 day curise with my family on my Step Mum's side. During it I made new friends and.....I must say.....

BRITISH PEOPLE ARE TAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!

I say this cause this dude Stewie I met was british and was 6'5......I feel short >_>...

ANYWAYS Been playing lots and lots of pokemon fire red if that seems a little dorky....

Posted by: little_bear Dec 30 2005, 01:36 AM

QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Dec 30 2005, 02:34 AM)
..........dry.gif>_>

I'mma BAAAAAAAAACK! So did you guys miss me? Huh? Huh? Didya? Didya? Well....If you don't know what in God's name I'm talking about...For X-mas I was on a 10 day curise with my family on my Step Mum's side. During it I made new friends and.....I must say.....

BRITISH PEOPLE ARE TAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!

I say this cause this dude Stewie I met was british and was 6'5......I feel short >_>...

ANYWAYS Been playing lots and lots of pokemon fire red if that seems a little dorky....
*

Welcome back. Thought I hadn't seen you around in a while.

I've been playing Pokémon again, on the GB Colour. I also downloaded a SNES emulator too, so I've been pigging out on Super Mario. Good stuff.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Dec 30 2005, 01:51 AM

QUOTE (little_bear @ Dec 29 2005, 09:36 PM)
QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Dec 30 2005, 02:34 AM)
..........dry.gif>_>

I'mma BAAAAAAAAACK! So did you guys miss me? Huh? Huh? Didya? Didya? Well....If you don't know what in God's name I'm talking about...For X-mas I was on a 10 day curise with my family on my Step Mum's side. During it I made new friends and.....I must say.....

BRITISH PEOPLE ARE TAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!

I say this cause this dude Stewie I met was british and was 6'5......I feel short >_>...

ANYWAYS Been playing lots and lots of pokemon fire red if that seems a little dorky....
*

Welcome back. Thought I hadn't seen you around in a while.

I've been playing Pokémon again, on the GB Colour. I also downloaded a SNES emulator too, so I've been pigging out on Super Mario. Good stuff.
*





YAAAAAAAAAAAY I'VE BEEN NOTICED! I feel luveded ^~^

Posted by: Star_of_Lei Jan 8 2006, 03:51 PM

Adventures of Blob Bob Hidden levels

Posted by: little_bear Jan 8 2006, 04:48 PM

I'm debating whether to re-start my World of Warcraft sub after this Wednesday. I think I will. After all this time, I still haven't managed to get to level 60. ¬_¬

Posted by: Calantyr Jan 8 2006, 05:27 PM

World of Warcraft (Defias Brotherhood Roleplaying server), Everquest 2, Baldurs Gate 2 Throne of Bhall, Crusader Kings, and Europa Universalis 2. All at the same time. Multi-tasking, baby! ph34r.gif

Posted by: Mata Jan 8 2006, 05:28 PM

I've played through Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, and I think it's fantastic. It's a far better sequel to the legacy of the first game (The Sands Of Time) than the second in the series (Warrior Within); it's nice to see that Ubisoft actually listened to their critics and actively did something to address matters in their next game. It has one of the best final play-sequences that I've seen, and I look forward to working my way through to it again in the future. It does seem that the plot is resolved now (except perhaps for one small thing lost at sea) so it will be interesting to see how they approach any sequel they may/probably will decide to make.

Posted by: PsychWardMike Jan 8 2006, 06:38 PM

Phantom Brave. Oh dear God I'm playing Phantom Brave.

Posted by: Fluffy Jan 8 2006, 09:33 PM

I'm playing Wild Arms: Alter Code F. It's a remake of the original Wild Arms. Which is fortunate for me because I have yet to get my hands on a copy of the original original, since I only got into the series around number two. It's an excellent little RPG series that hardly anyone has heard of because it originated at almost the same time as the much more popular and flashy Final Fantasy VII. Imagine Wild West meets Science Fiction meets Fantasy.

Posted by: trunks_girl26 Jan 8 2006, 10:55 PM

QUOTE (PsychWardMike @ Jan 8 2006, 06:38 PM)
Phantom Brave.  Oh dear God I'm playing Phantom Brave.
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*giggles and points*


hmm, well, I'm currently playing FFVII (on to the third disc, baby! happy.gif), but I'm also dabbling in Black and White 2. Now that is a kickass game.

Posted by: little_bear Jan 8 2006, 11:15 PM

My brother is completely addicted to Black and White 2. He has a cow. It is big. This is all I know.

Posted by: trunks_girl26 Jan 8 2006, 11:33 PM

QUOTE (little_bear @ Jan 8 2006, 11:15 PM)
My brother is completely addicted to Black and White 2.  He has a cow.  It is big.  This is all I know.
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Pah. Wolf > all.

Posted by: little_bear Jan 8 2006, 11:40 PM

QUOTE (trunks_girl26 @ Jan 9 2006, 12:33 AM)
QUOTE (little_bear @ Jan 8 2006, 11:15 PM)
My brother is completely addicted to Black and White 2.  He has a cow.  It is big.  This is all I know.
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Pah. Wolf > all.
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Nah, apparently the Wolf is evil or summat. My bro says the cow is best.

Posted by: trunks_girl26 Jan 9 2006, 12:08 AM

QUOTE (little_bear @ Jan 8 2006, 11:40 PM)
QUOTE (trunks_girl26 @ Jan 9 2006, 12:33 AM)
QUOTE (little_bear @ Jan 8 2006, 11:15 PM)
My brother is completely addicted to Black and White 2.  He has a cow.  It is big.  This is all I know.
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Pah. Wolf > all.
*


Nah, apparently the Wolf is evil or summat. My bro says the cow is best.
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No way. He's like an exceedingly tall puppy happy.gif

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jan 9 2006, 12:45 AM

Playing this N game on stickpage.com again, How does he die so easily? o.o

Posted by: Mata Jan 18 2006, 10:52 PM

N Game is a very nice bit of programming; I'm a little way off from being able to do that kind of thing in any reasonable time-frame yet.

Today I finished Half-Life. I got stuck last time I played it because I ran out of decent ammo to fight the Gonarch with, but this time I cruised through the whole thing. I was a bit disappointed by the ending though, I felt it was a bit of a cop out. Still, I now feel fully up-to-date and ready for Half-Life 2, whenever I get around to it.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jan 20 2006, 12:47 AM

Playing...sims.....again....

Posted by: Novander Jan 21 2006, 05:44 PM

Icewind Dale II - Like the original, this game is far worse than its Baldur's Gate and Planescape Torment brethren. Still playable, though. Rather than fill your party up with NPCs you create your whole party at the start of the game which means you can Balance your party exactly how you want it, but it takes AGES. There's so many options, it's beyond silly. Most races have subraces (Human --> Human, Aasimar, Tiefling; Elf --> Elf, Drow, Wild Elf), and some classes have subclasses (3 types of paladin, 8 types of cleric).

I think the game suffers 'cause of this. It was the NPCs that made Baldur's Gate (Minsk and his minature giant space hamster) and Planescape Torment (Morte and his necrophilic tendancies).

I have also been playing the demo of Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without A Pulse. I recommend you all go out and download it right now, because this is a fantastic game. I'll be buying - yes, thats right, buying - it as soon as it comes out.

Posted by: moop Jan 21 2006, 06:19 PM

QUOTE (Novander @ Jan 21 2006, 06:44 PM)
Icewind Dale II - Like the original, this game is far worse than its Baldur's Gate and Planescape Torment brethren. Still playable, though. Rather than fill your party up with NPCs you create your whole party at the start of the game which means you can Balance your party exactly how you want it, but it takes AGES. There's so many options, it's beyond silly. Most races have subraces (Human --> Human, Aasimar, Tiefling; Elf --> Elf, Drow, Wild Elf), and some classes have subclasses (3 types of paladin, 8 types of cleric).
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That was my game of choice to distract from revision a few years ago. I completely agree about the NPC thing though, that and the fact that once you reach a certain point it's completely impossible to progress without saving every 5 minutes - or maybe I just made an awful party at the start and didn't realise until halfway through the game.

I reformatted my PC now though and I'm not sure where my IWD savegame backups are or I'd be tempted to carry on playing.

Agh! I remember now, the backup savegames don't work at all because if the letter of the CD drives changes it suddenly tries to look in the wrong place and dies horribly when you move between game discs. >_< Such awful design there!

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Jan 22 2006, 11:07 PM

Circlefish.....I dun understand...it....

Posted by: PsychWardMike Feb 1 2006, 02:36 AM

Whipped out Katamari Damacy the other day. Fun times, that.

Posted by: Jonman Feb 1 2006, 11:20 PM

Thanks to the evilness of PsychWardMike, and his ker-azy transatlantic virtual hypnotism, I'm now playing Makai Kingdom, yet another Nippon Ichi grind-fest.

Posted by: Mata Feb 1 2006, 11:37 PM

I think I'll leave you to that one. I suspect I lack some bizarre gene necessary to become obsessed with those games. I'm having some fun with Meteos on the DS at the moment.

Posted by: moop Feb 1 2006, 11:46 PM

I'm writing a physics simulation as part of my final year project.

It keeps turning into little simple games involving flying spaceships or driving tanks around. It's ruining my productivity but providing much fun.

Earlier this week I was playing through the original Unreal.

Posted by: Jonman Feb 2 2006, 08:05 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Feb 2 2006, 12:37 AM)
I think I'll leave you to that one. I suspect I lack some bizarre gene necessary to become obsessed with those games.
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Probably. Always suspected you were a bit of a freaky mutant.

Posted by: Mutilation Feb 2 2006, 08:31 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 18 2006, 10:52 PM)
N Game is a very nice bit of programming; I'm a little way off from being able to do that kind of thing in any reasonable time-frame yet.

Today I finished Half-Life. I got stuck last time I played it because I ran out of decent ammo to fight the Gonarch with, but this time I cruised through the whole thing. I was a bit disappointed by the ending though, I felt it was a bit of a cop out. Still, I now feel fully up-to-date and ready for Half-Life 2, whenever I get around to it.
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O_o You just finished Half-Life? Quite a freaky coincidence, as I've been playing Day Of Defeat, the popular WW2 Half-Life Mod. I spent too long a gap from playing CS to get back into it.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Feb 3 2006, 12:25 AM

playing some runespace, Though I'm still mad with it...

Posted by: Mata Feb 6 2006, 02:15 AM

I've spent most of today playing The Matrix: The Path Of Neo. It had a bit of a slow start, but despite the very average reviews is proving to be extremely enjoyable.

I'm also replaying the first Jak & Daxter game with Sues, because it's one of the few games that she can play without dying all the time. The difficulty is often more about the exploration than the navigation, if you see what I mean.

Posted by: michael1384 Feb 18 2006, 03:27 PM

i havn't flicked through this entire thread because i cant be bothered. but i will be very suprised if no-one's said this yet.



age of empires 3




or at least i would be playing it if it worked.


dam our computer and it's low level graphics card!

Posted by: PsychWardMike Feb 19 2006, 07:52 AM

Played Katamari Damacy for an unreasonable time tonight. I beat it!

And I beat Phantom Brave!

And now I'm playing LaPucelle: Tactics!

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Feb 21 2006, 02:14 AM

Voodoo Vince thingy, Stuck, baaaaah.... xP

Posted by: PsychWardMike Mar 2 2006, 03:25 AM

Beat Sands of Time. Now playing The Warrior Within

I liked Sands a lot more.

Posted by: PsychWardMike Mar 2 2006, 03:28 AM

Crap. Forgot to even mention that I was playing Sands of Time. Well, I was. And being that I've been ill lately, I've had a lot of time. And I really liked it. It was a good two day romp.

Posted by: Mata Mar 2 2006, 07:34 AM

SoT is superb, Warrior is okay, Two Thrones is very good again. The middle is a low point, but the average is still well above most platformers. I wish I could play through Two Thrones for the first time again!

Posted by: Calantyr Mar 2 2006, 05:22 PM

Playing a lot of Eve Online. Very killy game.

(Does all the combat sound effects himself.)

Neeeeeeeeoooooow- tat-tat-tat-tat KA-BLOOOWEY!

Posted by: PsychWardMike Mar 4 2006, 01:08 AM

Going back to LaPucelle. Looking for a way to level up without having to progress through the story.

Posted by: Ashbless Mar 7 2006, 03:32 AM

Hoyle's card games.
I'm kicking butt and taking names in Canasta and Hearts.

< such the nerd.

Posted by: moop Mar 7 2006, 10:19 AM

Pro-Skater 2 on the gameboy advance at the moment, for semi-retro goodness.

Somehow it's still addictive even after completeing it with all 13 characters, 2 secret characters unlocking the bonus level and all the cheats. O_o

I also brought my SNES back to uni with me, because I'm just that awesome, so I expect SNES goodness as soon as I buy a decent USB TV tuner card.

Also, my Monorail Combat game I'm coding. It's the way forward in gaming you know.

Posted by: Mata Mar 7 2006, 04:42 PM

Currently I'm mostly playing Metal Gear Solid 3. It's better than I was expecting it to be, but the alert status has been made a bit annoying, so much so that if I get seen I will usually just get killed instead of trying to hide.

Posted by: MrRandomQuotes Mar 8 2006, 03:30 AM

Grim Fandango is fiendishly hard. It took me 3 days to work out how to get out of the city.

And whilst boiling away frustration X3 is taking up alot of my time.
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You mean you dont like massive hulking spaceships???

Posted by: Mata Mar 12 2006, 02:21 AM

Currently I'm playing Black on the PS2. I decided to be indulgent, so I sold loads of old games to fund buying a new one. It's really great fun: lots of things go boom, you can line up lots of head shots, the graphics are wonderful, and the sound is brilliant. So far I love it, and I'm currently 4 hours in. Highly recommended if you like first person shooters.

Posted by: tv with legs Mar 12 2006, 12:39 PM

anything zombie.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Mar 14 2006, 12:57 AM

Zombies are gooooooood.....

Plaaaaaaaaaaying Ms. Pac-man, cause its cool and your not. (<~ That's a joke for you non-humor types between me and my friend Britt)

Posted by: Mata Mar 14 2006, 07:50 PM

Ms Pac-man really is astonishing fun even after all these years. Good choice!

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Mar 15 2006, 12:27 AM

QUOTE (Mata @ Mar 14 2006, 03:50 PM)
Ms Pac-man really is astonishing fun even after all these years. Good choice!
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Yeah, I think it feels better then Pac-man, better control.

Posted by: MrTeapot Mar 27 2006, 02:01 PM

OBLIVION!

It is teh sex!

Posted by: Calantyr Mar 27 2006, 08:05 PM

Oblivion has me body and soul. It feels so gooooood.

Posted by: acid_rain_child Mar 27 2006, 08:16 PM

I'm not quite used to Oblivion, compared to Morrowind, but it's not stopping me. I've waited too long.

Posted by: pgrmdave Mar 27 2006, 09:23 PM

Diablo II

Posted by: MrRandomQuotes Mar 28 2006, 12:40 PM

QUOTE (pgrmdave @ Mar 27 2006, 10:23 PM)
Diablo II
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Old skool!

Played that bout a year back... It can take over your life with its mind numbing repetitivness. My cold source was the Pwnzor

Posted by: Righteous Mar 29 2006, 03:16 AM

Oblivion is teh roxxor, bitch! I love the custom class feature. For me, it's so much better than picking a character class with a bunch of extras you don't really want. I made two myself (Spy and Templar) and helped to make a third (Boxer).

Posted by: Feyliya Mar 29 2006, 01:18 PM

I'm currently playing http://flyff.gpotato.com. It's a free MMO. Not bad, actually. The best part is, it runs on the second compy while the Neverwinter Nights server is up, so Randy and I can play together.

Posted by: Jonman Mar 29 2006, 07:45 PM

Thoroughly enjoying playing Skies of Arcadia. Started it on 4 seperate occasions in the past, and never got more than 12 hours in - I'd forgotten how nice it is.

Posted by: michael1384 Apr 1 2006, 04:30 PM

I've been playing star wars battlefront and star wars battlefront 2. I prefer the first one because the ships are easier to controll. But you need to be able to fly in space like you can in the second.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Apr 5 2006, 11:35 PM

trying to finish the 1st kingdom hearts before i go out and buy the next one.

Posted by: Mata Apr 8 2006, 06:27 AM

Kingdom Hearts: use a guide to help you find all the puppies. The best thing about that game was the Square-Enix style bonus FMV that you get if you've completed all the tasks. I wasn't very taken with it, but I think I simply don't like Disney very much!

Posted by: Feyliya Apr 8 2006, 07:39 PM

Thursday I played D&D for 12 straight hours with Randy and a couple of friends. It was fantastic! We would have made it all the way through the module that night, except that there were about 14 baby scrags that attacked me in the first room, and it took us 3 hours of playing to get through them all. Seriously, fishing for scrags using yourselves as bait when only 2 can swim and one of them is in plate mail is harder than you'd think.

Note: Scrags are underwater trolls. They regenerate their hit points a MASSIVE ammount when they are in water. The only way to kill them is to get them out of the water, then kill them there.

Posted by: Novander Apr 8 2006, 08:26 PM

If we're including Tabletop RPGs, recently I've been playing a fair amount of Wushu. It's a free, rules-light cinematic system which is fantastic. In our DnD game recently, we made our way to the discworld. d20 rules don't really fit with the discworld so we switched to Wushu while we're there.

A 2-page DnD character sheet cuts down to 4 lines in Wushu.

Posted by: Mutilation Apr 8 2006, 08:46 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/godofthecheesemen/1144452248967.jpg

Posted by: Feyliya Apr 10 2006, 12:52 AM

[COLOR=green]Good old Diablo II with the Lord of Destruction expansion! Old skool, yo! Last time I played Randy hacked the thing six ways to Sunday. This time I think we'll just do an inventory and bank space mod (I just can't leave stuff on the floor....space mods make it so much easier to pick everything up. Those of you who read Penny Arcade might know what I mean).

Posted by: dooplis Apr 11 2006, 04:19 PM

At the moment i'm very intruiged by the DS game Phoenix Wright:ace attorney. Its very original and uses its great script writers to full effect.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Apr 11 2006, 11:54 PM

I FINALLY GOT KH2! WOOT! Now to only finish up the 1st one o.o *flees*

Posted by: Jonman Apr 13 2006, 07:25 PM

Ah! A 4 day holiday weekend. And we've got no firm plans other than to hang out with some mates and play a wicked card game called http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/home/detail.php?qsID=999&qsSeries= - I strongly recommend it. http://www.spiritgames.co.uk/gamesin.php?UniqueNo=2540 - a snip at under a tenner. It's brilliant - you basically spend the entire game trying to stab everyone else in the back while watching your own back. Genius, I tells thee.

As to videogames, it's going to be a bumper weekend - going to get to the Hard level on Guitar Hero, which according to ravein is bonkers hard. I'm going to finish Fire Emblem:Path of Radiance on the Normal difficulty and start it on the Hard, and I'm going to plough through a bit more of Skies of Arcadia. I might also dabble with rubbish RC helicopter game I picked up for cheap for PS2. It's quite rubbish, but the handling model is scarily realistic and aptly, bastad-hard.

It's going to be a good weekend smile.gif

Posted by: Mr Fuzzy Apr 13 2006, 09:39 PM

That's a card game now? Goodness, I'd only ever come across it as an RPG. So evil...

Mutant traitors? Yes computer, I'll deal with them immediately.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Apr 16 2006, 01:26 AM

I played Halo! Woot! Go me!

Posted by: michael1384 Apr 17 2006, 12:47 PM

Can I just say I don't like the way games are released anymore. It used to be that games came out for all of them. Game cube, xbox, playstation 2 and PC. Now, certain games are being released for certain titles. Whoever offers up the most money. Microsoft are doing something evil on the day of the release of the PS3. They are releasing halo 3 for the xbox 360.

Posted by: Mata Apr 17 2006, 01:02 PM

Where did you read that? I wouldn't put it past M$ to do that, but $ony haven't even announced a release date yet. I can see why M$ would do it, as a way of trying to snub the other side, but it could very easily back-fire. There's a big difference between buying a new platform and buying a new game. There will be a cross-over market of hardcore gamers who want every system and the best games for them, but those are the kind of people who would buy both at once. When you get home with a new game and a new computer (theoretically) which are you most likely to do: play the game or set up the whole new system? I'd go for the later because it offers the most new experiences.

$ony have really got to be sure that they have a superb launch line-up because the 360 still lacks a real must-have title even this far after launch. If $ony can get one of those out before Christmas this year then they will once again win the race for this generation I think.

Posted by: Sir_Psycho_Sexy Apr 17 2006, 07:06 PM

Guild Wars....still....Factions is coming out soon! Woo!

There aren't really any games out there that scream "buy me buy me oooohh! BUUUUUY MEEEEE!" to me. Still waiting for the new Zelda game...and probably Neverwinter Nights 2.

Posted by: PsychWardMike Apr 17 2006, 09:17 PM

I picked up Makai Kingdom and We <3 Katamari this week. I've beaten (but continue to play) Katamari and am also playing Makai Kingdom. They're good. Very good.

Posted by: The Chief Apr 17 2006, 10:14 PM

Silent Hunter 3 it’s so addictive the greatest U-Boat game ever. biggrin.gif cool.gif

I been playing for nearly a year now, anyone else plays it? huh.gif

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Apr 18 2006, 10:35 PM

QUOTE (Sir_Psycho_Sexy @ Apr 17 2006, 03:06 PM)
Guild Wars....still....Factions is coming out soon! Woo!

There aren't really any games out there that scream "buy me buy me oooohh! BUUUUUY MEEEEE!" to me. Still waiting for the new Zelda game...and probably Neverwinter Nights 2.
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Nice avvie ^w^

Playing Shadow the hedgehog, It's kinda confusing since everyone attacks you good or bad. So it's best to just try and blow everything up.

Posted by: Wiseacre Apr 20 2006, 12:56 AM

Just finished playing the demo for Condemned, so sweet, you’re a cop looking for a serial killer in a grisly realistic env. - lots of bludgeoning transients with objects not primarily designated as weapons (a.k.a "die at the hand of my rustily nailed 2x4, hobo junkies!"). It’s like a cross between Resident Evil and Manhunt. I'm so glad this is out on PC since I don't have a 360. Anyone played the full game? How is it? Demo is here: http://www.condemnedgame.com/

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Apr 21 2006, 10:18 PM

.....Did we get a new look here or something? *blonde moment*

Playing Ms. Pacman on my phone now

Posted by: Jonman Apr 23 2006, 01:21 PM

QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Apr 18 2006, 11:35 PM) *
So it's best to just try and blow everything up.


That's going to be my new motto.

Posted by: Calantyr Apr 23 2006, 04:51 PM

Giving http://www.3rdworldfarmer.com/index_content.html a go. It's practically impossible to get anywhere.

Edit: C&C 3 has been announced! *sex wees a little*

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Apr 24 2006, 12:04 AM

QUOTE (Jonman @ Apr 23 2006, 09:21 AM) *
QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ Apr 18 2006, 11:35 PM) *

So it's best to just try and blow everything up.


That's going to be my new motto.



Hey, It works

Posted by: Felander Apr 24 2006, 12:35 AM

Currently I'm playing my way through Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. I've never managed to complete it, so thought I'd give it one last bash.

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja Apr 25 2006, 01:47 AM

I'M FINALLY PLAYING KH2! GO ME! Now I just gotta figure outta way to finish 1 and the little gameboy thingy >_>

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja May 21 2006, 12:17 AM

I GOT A NEW GAME TODAY! It's so cool....

It's called "Gutair Hero" you get this cool contorller and you can play different songs and work your way up from being a basement star to a satium god! It's awesome =)

Posted by: Jonman May 21 2006, 03:15 PM

QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ May 21 2006, 01:17 AM) *
I GOT A NEW GAME TODAY! It's so cool....

It's called "Gutair Hero" you get this cool contorller and you can play different songs and work your way up from being a basement star to a satium god! It's awesome =)


"Hi, my names Jon, and I'm a Guitar Hero addict"

*gentle appause*

Posted by: ShadowWolfenNinja May 22 2006, 02:57 AM

QUOTE (Jonman @ May 21 2006, 11:15 AM) *
QUOTE (ShadowWolfenNinja @ May 21 2006, 01:17 AM) *

I GOT A NEW GAME TODAY! It's so cool....

It's called "Gutair Hero" you get this cool contorller and you can play different songs and work your way up from being a basement star to a satium god! It's awesome =)


"Hi, my names Jon, and I'm a Guitar Hero addict"

*gentle appause*



I love it, it's so cool! x3

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