General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by The Commissar, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006


    System Shock 2.

    I have had it since almost the day it was released but never really played it much...Why ? Because it's just too damn scary !!

    I usually don't mind playing scary games : Penumbra, Dark Corners and more recently Nosferatu were fine ! System Shock 2 on the other hand...I don't know, it's just awesome but too much for my nerves. The hybrids are so creepy :?

    So yeah, I'm giving the game another try :mrgreen:
     
  2. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Wolfenstein 3d was released a couple of days ago on the PSN.
    damn, it's loads of fun with the gamepad!

    Just finished episode 1! :D
     
  3. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    So I hvaen't played any games in a LONG time and have had No More Heroes for the wii in its wrapping for about as long. I pulled it out this weekend and have been blasting through that.

    It's got some weird humor (you sit on a toilet to save the game), but it's pretty awesome. The motion controllers are done well in this game and the boss fights rae always real intense.

    Overall, I've had a lot of fun with it and it's got a great quirky style.
     
  4. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    Just got "The Witcher" for PC, and am enjoying it.

    Also playing "Disgaea 3" and "Cross Edge" on my PS3.
     
  5. roggles

    roggles First time out of the vault

    23
    Nov 12, 2008
    I just got Mass Effect. Maybe I'll like it.
     
  6. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    Got the Fallout 3 DLC pack, 20 bucks, played through half of OA then went to bed, finished it and The Pitt in one sitting the following night.

    eh, they where ok, The Pitt was far better then Operation Anchorage.
     
  7. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    X-Com: Apocalypse. I hate poppers, those fucks are so fast and nimble, and deadly.
     
  8. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Formerly known as Ratty Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Last weekend I started playing Crusader Kings gain, but then I stopped because the game was pissing me off too much. The reason why I dig Paradox games is because they simulate geopolitics in a manner that is fairly accurate, yet nonetheless simple and intuitive. However, while CK nails the political side of things very well (dynasty mechanics are well-designed and, to the best of my knowledge, unique in the grand strategy genre), the whole "geo"-aspect is overly simplified and permits absurdly unrealistic situations and scenarios.

    For instance, independent counts and princes are very keen to accept vassalization offers from kingdoms of the same religion. However, this is a problem for Slavic lands in Eastern Europe, because there are no Orthodox Christian kingdoms there. As a result, local princes and counts usually end up accepting vassalization offers from kings of Georgia and Serbia, which is absurd, as both Georgia and Serbia are quite a distance away and have no way of projecting their power as far as, say, Suzdal or Novgorod. So now Georgia and Serbia together rule pretty much the entire Eastern Europe (territory about, oh, ten times their size). To make things even more ridiculous, some pissant Irish dynasty took control of Hungary at some point (I have no idea how it happened, one minute Bela III was still king of Hungary, next Bela III is dead and his throne is occupied by some dude name Conchobar) and by some strange successional twists the current king of Connacht inherited several counties in eastern Hungary, so now I have fucking Ireland expanding into south-eastern Europe.

    Anyway, right now I'm looking for mods that improve the game's geopolitical model, but so far I have had no luck. Seems CK is quite obscure compared to more popular Paradox games like EU and HoI. Damn shame, as it really has loads of potential.
     
  9. Hoxie

    Hoxie King Queer oTO Orderite

    May 19, 2008
    Playing Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, haven't done the campaign in a while and I have nothin else to do really so I decided to try it on High Risk or whatever the hard mode is called.
     
  10. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    I would really like to be playing games right now but the Wii here is broken. Cats chewed through the sensor bar wire. Oh well. There are always PC games because she has The Sims 2, The Sims 3 and Spore. A very casual crowd. Eh. Maybe I'll talk the the little woman into letting me play Warcraft on her machine or something.
    I need that kind distraction when she is working.
     
  11. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    finished Postal 2, now almost done with expansion, Apocalypse Weekend.

    great game, Postal III is going to be awesome despite the switch to 3rd Person View.
     
  12. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    I finished The Darkness, great overlooked shooter that has one of the best singleplayer campaigns I've played since Max Payne 2.

    Now that that is done with, I'm moving onto Silent Hill 2 but I'm having trouble getting anywhere because it scares me shitless.
    Not as bad as System Shock 2's spiders that I couldn't barely stomach though.
     
  13. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Candles. Seriously. You can replace the bar with them. That bar doesn't actual sense anything, it just emits two IR beams and a camera in the Wii Remote senses the beams. Two candles spaced the width of the bar apart will function the same as the bar.
     
  14. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    831
    Apr 10, 2007
    GTA IV Multiplayer (fucking LIVE!) mostly, trying Sims 3. Also a bit of Arcanum when I'm in a mood for it.
     
  15. FrattBorrigan

    FrattBorrigan It Wandered In From the Wastes

    176
    Jul 5, 2008
    Counter Strike Source
     
  16. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    I am currently playing WoW for the lack of anything better to do until I get a real job out here. So far it's been okay without being too boring. Thank god I can take my account anywhere I go. Or I'd be bored to death right now.
     
  17. 34thcell

    34thcell Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Sep 22, 2008
    Tried getting some older games to work, gave up. Thief Gold, Rogue Spear, Hidden and Dangerous, all failed. Could only get System Shock 2 to work.

    Bought Arcanum off ebay, should arrive soon.
     
  18. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    don't forget to patch!

    but damn, you're lucky playing Arcanum for the first time...

    i'm looking forward to becoming mildly senile so i can play my old favorite games 'for the first time' over & over again. :P
     
  19. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    seconded.
    I must admit that i am slightly jealous that he is playing it for the first time! :)
     
  20. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Currently playing Doom 3 as it is the only Doom game I haven't played and they have every Id game in a pack on Steam (except the newer ones) for only 40 quid so I thought I would buy it.
    The intro and first few levels are good but once you get the better weapons it just isn't as scary. Also the intresting bits such as the other survivors and weird ghost moments peter out a bit during the half way point.
    I still like it though :D

    Also playing Fallout 3 again for the giggles mostly. A radroach at the beginning critical hit Officer Gomez and blew his leg of so this looks to be an interesting play.