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Re: Post everytime that you buy a new game...

Post by melancholy » Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:08 am

Final Fantasy Type 0 (PS4) - this game does not belong on the PS4 at all. It's a HD remake, but only partially, as there are ugly textures and low poly objects everywhere. It's a PSP game that should have just been ported to the Vita instead. Or the PS3 at a $40 price. I have yet to see anything in this HD version that could not have run on the PS3. I'm sure it will shape up to be a great game itself, but it looks like they only put it on a next gen system just to justify charging $60.
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Re: Post everytime that you buy a new game...

Post by |darc| » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:29 pm

Why are you buying video games when you have all those children to look after?
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Re: Post everytime that you buy a new game...

Post by lazareth » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:03 pm

|darc| wrote:Why are you buying video games when you have all those children to look after?
lol'ed

But seriously... he has a PS4, he's probably OK on money. I'm not okay on money, so I don't have anything newer than a Wii.


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Bought E.T. for Atari 2600 for $3 because of its significance to the history of gaming. Still worst game of all time, gave up after 20 minutes.
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Post by Specially Cork » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:07 am

lazareth wrote:Bought E.T. for Atari 2600 for $3 because of its significance to the history of gaming. Still worst game of all time, gave up after 20 minutes.
Think that all changed when the App Store launched. Spend a few minutes in the darkest corners of that place and you'll find some absolute toss.
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Post by lazareth » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:01 am

Specially Cork wrote: Spend a few minutes in the darkest corners of that place and you'll find some absolute toss.
I don't consider tosspot apps original games. They are all built off of the idea of something else, even angry birds. When I refer to a game as being best/worst of anything, it has to be an original, not a copycat, ripoff, or spinoff of an older game. (Exceptions can be applied when referring to best/worst re-make/spinoff)
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Post by Lartrak » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:07 pm

E. T. is pretty bad, but there are quite a few Atari games as bad or worse. Ones that are incoherent. I can't think of any offhand as they are so forgettable.

Oh, and I have received bunch more NES games. Probably the most notable is Ninja Gaiden 3. It was under $40, and that's a good deal these days - can hit $60 loose on eBay.

I am also thinking about making some storage cases with double wide DVD cases and Cover Project prints. Anyone try this?
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Post by Specially Cork » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:15 am

Final Fantasy Record Keeper - iPhone

There we are. Who said Freemium is always bollocks? They've absolutely nailed it. Pick-up-and-play ATB system battles where you work through the key moments of all the Final Fantasy games. Sam enemies, bosses, music etc. albeit presented in a faux 16-bit style. Brilliant fanservice.

There's the usual freemium trappings: stamina bar, multiple currencies etc. but it's pretty generous by mobile standards. Feels more pay-to-cheat than pay-to-win.

Obviously not going to be GOTY or anything but I've got a few hours out of it already without paying a single cent.
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Post by ccb_v2 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:15 am

ESO: Tamriel Unlimited. :o
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:14 pm

My wife and I split a copy of Pillars of Eternity through GOG, so that's the newest time sink.

I also plunked down the cash for the Humble Indie Bundle 14.

Also got the Mac version of BioShock (the original) through a weekend sale. We already had it on PS3, but Rapture in 5k is something that must be seen to be believed :o
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Post by not just souLLy now » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:05 pm

Just pre-ordered Splatoon with the 3 Amiibos.
That'll be 9 Amiibos I own then.

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Post by melancholy » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:30 pm

|darc| wrote:Why are you buying video games when you have all those children to look after?
The more serious question is why do I buy new games when I end up just playing old games anyway. I bought Type 0 and Assassin's Creed Unity in the last few weeks, yet they are just sitting there as I play Final Fantasy VII, Half-Life 2 and Yoshi's Island again.
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Post by melancholy » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:31 pm

not just souLLy now wrote:Just pre-ordered Splatoon with the 3 Amiibos.
That'll be 9 Amiibos I own then.

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I own 17, with 7 more on preorder.






And I built a custom shelf to display them on.
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Post by not just souLLy now » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:55 pm

Preordered another 3. This is tearing my family apart.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:38 pm

You're the reason little Timmy's Christmas hopes were crushed, destroying his belief in both Santa and happiness.
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Post by Lartrak » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:06 pm

melancholy wrote:
|darc| wrote:Why are you buying video games when you have all those children to look after?
The more serious question is why do I buy new games when I end up just playing old games anyway. I bought Type 0 and Assassin's Creed Unity in the last few weeks, yet they are just sitting there as I play Final Fantasy VII, Half-Life 2 and Yoshi's Island again.
...yeah. I do play my new games, especially PC, but I think I'm putting more time into my old stuff. I just got Felix the Cat for NES, and beat it. Pretty excellent platformer.

Oh, and a couple days ago I got Kickmaster for NES. Which is both kind of hilarious and awesome. It's a shame the price has gotten so high - it used to be like a $10 game, now it's $60ish.

Look at the cover art:

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Post by Juan » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:36 pm

Yes it does. I remember being impressed by the progression with all the kicks you unlocked.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:57 am

GOG Indie Platformers bundle: http://www.gog.com/promo/bundle_tower_i ... ers_140415

That's Dust, Spelunky, and the two Trine games. (Oddly enough, Trine 1 is listed as Windows-only on the site, but in the account it offers a Mac download. I'll have to get a Wineskin wrapper for Spelunky, though.)

...I also found a 107-key IBM Model F keyboard. Best keyboard ever made. IBM's beautiful buckling springs, capacitive keyswitches with n-key rollover (unlike the Model Ms), and (unlike the other Model F variants) a layout that pretty closely resembles the ANSI standard. Built like a goddamn tank with an all-steel enclosure. I'll need to do some work before it's ready to use (repaint it, replace the foam padding, upgrade it with an Xwhatsit USB controller, replace/remap some of the keys), but I am stupidly excited about this thing.
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Post by melancholy » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:23 pm

I bought GTA V for PC. I've now owned every single graphical generation of this game (360, PS4 and now PC). On the plus side I only had to pay for it once because the trade-in credit of each purchase paid for the preorder of the next version up. Bad thing is now I have to watch the first 5 hours of story again for a third time.
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Post by Matisfaction » Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:13 am

Super Paper Mario Wii - £5.99

Spotted it in Cash Convertors of all places, surprisingly in excellent condition, even had an unused club Nintendo points card inside.
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:52 pm

Here it is! The IBM Model F: arguably the greatest keyboard ever made. Capacitive PCB keyswitches, buckling springs, solid steel construction, the precursor to the modern ANSI layout.

...er, some assembly required :lol:

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