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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:28:57 PM »
New Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer.

I'm really looking forward to this. It'll be nice to see some kaiju fights.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:24:10 PM »
Same here, I was going to say I've found like a second wind but it's more like a third or fourth. Counting online I have like three different saves I'm currently playing and I haven't even restarted with a full-renegade Arthur yet; which is supposed to be significantly different in many ways big and small, yet implemented subtly. Goddamn this game, I keep finding and figuring out these weird details and mechanics while my wife deadpans, "Is that really necessary?" Yesterdays where when I accidentally hit a signpost full on with my horse and disintegrated it, the signs, the post, the rock it set was in, everything; if you just clip one, you may only knock off one sign or an appropriately sized corresponding piece. =) The other was that Arthur and John have different handwriting in their journals and Arthur is a significantly better artist when you've cataloged the same things despite John claiming he's become "something of a draftsman" himself, I compared =). Yet they basically have the same dialogue during Stranger missions, which makes sense because you're fulfilling the same role! It's so weird how the very un-gamey parts of this game make the normal game stuff seem somehow unsophisticated despite being completely reasonable. But yeah, for a game I was kind of tired of a week ago I spent way too much time this weekend just riding around hunting legendary animals, doing stranger quests, and just experiencing the world, maaaaan. It's like I'm finally living the life Arthur wanted to. :carcus:

I haven't gone full renegade yet, but I am definitely treating John more differently than I did Arthur. I know how John turns out eventually, so it's not like it matters.

Arthur is the better character. He changed naturally, whereas John had to try to change


Also, apparently no one has had the same experience with this game. My friends are telling me all this stuff they've had to do with characters that don't even exist in mine. I randomly came across a serial killer and a vampire, as well as a mad scientist, but they haven't on two playthroughs. Just overall kind of crazy how this game has evolved.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 10, 2018, 02:10:18 PM »
Well, it sounds like you actually finished it, unless you got caught up visiting the sites instead of finishing the epilogue? But maybe you're talking about something else. I've done the game to death and am still finding out things I had no idea about.

I keep getting sucked back in. The more I play, the more I discover just how little I actually did in the game.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 09, 2018, 04:19:17 PM »
It's a weird thing with this game where you love it, it frustrates you, and when it finally gives you satisfaction you end up lingering on the parts that originally frustrated you. =)

Yeah, sadly I'm taking a break from it. I went to all nine graves and it took me the better part of two hours. The remaining trophies I have are all either online, story-based to where I have replay, or completing challenges.

Back to finish Uncharted 3, I suppose.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 07, 2018, 02:30:51 PM »
In other gaming news: Wow Bloodborne kind of runs like ass on PS4. Particularly after playing the buttery smooth Spider-Man and Last of Us, this is ... whew, like being on an underpowered PC.

Really? I never had any issues with it running badly. What parts are running bad? Maybe do a full reinstall on it?

On a personal note, I finally finished RDR2. The narrative is awesome, but my god the pacing is atrocious. Going to do the trophy grind for it most likely, or hop back into Uncharted 3 (Walter, if you're reading this, I highly recommend picking up the Uncharted series).

Unshaken by D'Angelo took me to a spiritual high while playing RDR2. I've had the song on repeat for days. I would easily play it all over again just to hear that song.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 29, 2018, 04:29:54 PM »
Yeah, the game has so many little wrinkles like that they don't emphasize or even address, and I don't really blame them because there's so much other core gameplay to cover the whole thing could get really bogged down if they tried to show off every detail. The police one is especially nasty because it goes against all your GTA instincts to actually cooperate. :ganishka:

I took your advice and it made the game smoother for me. Chapter 2 took me about 15 hours to complete, and that was me wanting to do the story only (if I get caught in the grind, I lose interest pretty quickly).

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:52:07 PM »
Some tips: You can unlock fast travel from camp by upgrading Dutch's and then your tent for a few hundred dollars, and if you can't afford your bounty in an area... turn yourself in and serve time in jail! It lowers or wipes it out! Then you can utilize stage coaches to cut down on travel outside of camp (this really becomes important as you open up the world to the point that Valentine to Strawberry is nothing =). Similarly, if you commit a small crime or say accidentally run someone down with your horse but are otherwise without bounties, wait for the police and cooperate and they'll probably let you off with a warning and tell you to get lost. This game is so awkwardly nuanced sometimes. :ganishka:

Oh, sweet. Thanks for the tips! I've gone into the game blind, but in my advanced age of 33 I feel like I need some help.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 28, 2018, 05:29:58 PM »
Where you at in RDR2, Johnstantine? If you're concerned about spoilers you can just tell me which chapter.

Chapter 2. I just rescued Micah. Every time I get going in the game I start to get bored because of travel.

Also, my bounty is like $700 in one area so it's a pain in the ass sometimes.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 27, 2018, 04:38:36 PM »
There's not a lot of motivation to finish, either. I got to the room before the last boss and just lost interest. The game is so lovingly made, and yet has horrendous pacing problems.

Unfortunately it keeps pulling me in, but I think I might shelve it for a bit so I can finish Red Dead 2.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 26, 2018, 10:16:10 PM »
Nabbed Hollow Knight on PSN for $7. I'm about 20 hours in and have been enjoying it so far, but sometimes I feel like I need my hand held because I have no clue where/what to do to progress the story.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 18, 2018, 04:13:58 PM »
Finally played Last of Us. I've never been so bored with gameplay while simultaneously in love with the characters.

Definitely the most boring game from Naughty Dog, but it was still really enjoyable.

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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: August 18, 2018, 08:55:04 PM »
I'm hoping they've reconsidered and planned for it this time, but like Aaz warned I'm not going to hold my breath waiting.

I don't see how they could turn down extending platforms after all that GTA5 money.

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Vagabond / Re: Takehiko Inoue x Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball) Interview
« on: August 15, 2018, 08:59:41 AM »
I feel like Toriyama had no problem showing his face until Oda decided not to.

Kind of weird, but a cool interview.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 12, 2018, 10:28:09 PM »
Buying the games and DLC is easy enough, but not exactly cheap. Here are the three links you need:

Ugh, man, the sheer pricing for the DLC has been the major put-off for me playing these games.

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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: August 05, 2018, 03:04:44 AM »
Anyway, kind of feather out of my BL4 cap, though it's invigorating. On topic and on the contrary, I just can't get back into DS3 anymore. Tooooo slooooow. I was even trying to BB it up but it's just not the same because of the clunkier rolling and movement overall. Before I took a break from it to play BB I'd ripped through 3/4ths of the game easilly but I just can't get back into it to finish the job right now (too bad, the whole reason I was replaying it was to fight Midir and Gael again =).

BB has ruined me, man. I looked at my DS3 save the other day and was like "why bother?"

At least, in a sense, the first mountain I climbed (BB) was the highest one accompanied with the best view.

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Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: July 17, 2018, 10:21:52 AM »
My boss deaths were way, WAY worse. It was the first soulsesque game I played, so I had no idea what I was doing :magni:

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: July 08, 2018, 07:04:53 PM »
Got bored with DS3, so now I'm venturing into Persona 5 territory!

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Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: June 19, 2018, 02:39:15 PM »
I love that cane\whip. It was my third favorite weapon, even in the Old Hunters dlc. Second was the Chikage paired with the Blades of Mercy which was my favorite weapon in the entire game.

Ludwig's Holy Blade coupled with the pistol. Simple, but worked for me.

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Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: June 18, 2018, 06:05:27 PM »
It's worse; I tried summoning Gascoigne again to fight the Cleric Beast but was trying to protect his health on the way and got myself killed by the stupid giant wolves. Then when I went back I couldn't summon him anymore and realized it consumed Insight to do so! What a waste (of whatever)! :magni: So I think I'm done with that, though I still want to see how summoning/multiplayer works in the game. I haven't even been invaded yet (I wonder if anyone is on; I know it was like free to play a while back so I was expecting some activity).

Hm, the game has a huge population still, so it's weird you were having trouble. I can hop onto my new game and help you out if you need it.

The next boss for you after FG is the Blood Starved Beast. It's the boss that made me almost quit the game out of frustration.

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Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: June 18, 2018, 04:37:51 PM »
I also summoned another Hunter to help and it was a relief to take on some patrols with backup.


Puss.

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Despite my previous Souls experience I'm still probably overly intimidated bybthe bigger enemies. I'm also not healing enough because blood vials seem plentiful, so I think I'll hit my stride once I unlearn some of my ingrained Souls tactics and adapt more to what's efficient in Bloodborne. I already bellowed, "No, NO! It's not faaaair!!" once today, so that's a good sign the game is working as intended. :ganishka:

BB is far more forgiving, but at the same time about the same level of challenge=)

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:25:26 AM »
Bit the bullet and bought the deluxe edition of Dark Souls 3 on PSN for $20(my physical copy was destroyed the day after I started it), so now I'm working my way through it (again). Clunkier than Bloodborne, but way beefier.

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Video Games / Re: E3 2018 Reactions
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:24:18 AM »
I enjoyed it for the most part. CP2077 is at the bottom of my list for now, though. I didn't care for Witcher 3, so I'm not going to give in to the hype for this.

Ghost of Tsushima is what I'm looking forward to the most:)

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Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: June 07, 2018, 02:50:20 AM »
Shameless self-promotion, but here is my fight with arguably the best boss fight of any game Iíve ever played:

https://youtu.be/u7ieL2V2EU8

Itís Lady Maria. I wish I could fight her every time I put the game on.

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Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: June 01, 2018, 10:37:17 AM »
Orphan of Kos can eat a dick.

Beating him was so satisfying. Took me about 30 tries, whereas Ludwig I beat on the first attempt.

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Finished The Leftovers. Wish I could say I enjoyed it as much as I did the first few episodes, but Christ almighty it had some glaring issues that I feel like most people who liked it are overlooking.


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