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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4755 on: July 20, 2020, 10:09:09 AM »

It's been gaining currency for a while now, long before that show.  Like board games, there has been a long running increase in pasttimes that bring people together.  A lot of us want contact and companionship in real life, not just virtually.
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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4756 on: July 20, 2020, 10:26:33 AM »

Celebrity nerds were the start of it. Will Wheaton has (had) a youtube channel all about playing board games and D&D with minor celebrities. That expanded out into The McElroy brothers being non-threatening weirdos and voice actor Matt Mercer running their own campaigns that people loved watching.

Now everyone is streaming their campaigns on the Twitch or the youtubes.
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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4757 on: August 30, 2020, 06:43:42 PM »

So if anyone was looking to get this year's Madden, fargin' dont.

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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4758 on: October 07, 2020, 03:17:33 PM »

So if anyone was looking to get this year's Madden, fargin' dont.



Someone bought me last year's edition, or I wouldn't even have that...and I was a die-hard player for decades. No innovation beyond pandering to microtransactions to make even more money. I daresay they had better features and comparable gameplay dating back to the early 2000s.
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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4759 on: December 18, 2020, 03:41:39 PM »

Havenít turned on my Xbox since 2017. Read about this game pass deal...itís currently $1 for the first 3 months then $14.99 a month after and you can cancel anytime. Thereís a ton of games on there so Iím jumping back in since Iím off until the 30th.
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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4760 on: December 18, 2020, 03:58:54 PM »

Game pass is the best entertainment deal in the world right now, even at full price.
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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4761 on: December 19, 2020, 02:21:53 AM »

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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4762 on: December 19, 2020, 02:23:18 AM »

Game pass is the best entertainment deal in the world right now, even at full price.

From about the time I posted that until now Iíve been playing Jedi Fallen Order. Wasnít a fan at first but once you get used to everything it gets better. Itís more of a prince of Persia/Assassins Creed knock off than it is a Star Wars game.

Any game recommendations? I downloaded Batman even though I heard it was so so (I was a fan if Arkham Asylum)...plan on hitting up the Gears of Wars games too...forget where I left off itís been so long
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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4763 on: December 19, 2020, 10:20:58 AM »

Alien: Isolation is a pretty good survival horror game. It's probably the only time the Alien license has been put to good use since Aliens.

The Halo games got remastered, they're on there.

The new Doom games are fun and lean into the idea that all of Hell is terrified of one space marine.

A Plague Tale is a little rough on the voice acting, but pretty good.

Hellblade is an amazing story with the best mocap I've ever seen anywhere.
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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4764 on: December 19, 2020, 10:43:40 AM »

Nice 👍

Iíll probably do a Halo replay (1-4 and Reach) at some point. Infinite looks great.

Doom has always been hit or miss with me but Iíll check it out

Had to look up what mocap means.


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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4765 on: December 31, 2020, 03:15:14 PM »

Apparently, Farmville is shutting down.  My mother will be devastated.

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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4766 on: December 31, 2020, 03:24:47 PM »

All the Flash games are doing away at midnight. It's no longer being supported.
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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4767 on: December 31, 2020, 03:27:58 PM »

Our family got a Switch for Christmas. 

Breath of the Wild is great.
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« Reply #4768 on: December 31, 2020, 03:50:37 PM »

Our family got a Switch for Christmas. 

Breath of the Wild is great.

My 13-year-old got one from her brother.  We'll never see her again.
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Re: Video game thread
« Reply #4769 on: December 31, 2020, 04:45:57 PM »

Animal Crossing got me through March to July this year.
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