Gaming - What's everyone playing / hosting / looking to play



  • I bought Dying Light last weekend and it has been a TON of fun playing. I typically suck at 1st person games but this one has been easy to adapt to. Plus, slashing zombies with a machete is awesome! I have a few other games I bounce between too. Cities: Skyline, Atlantica Online, Diablo3, and Minecraft.



  • Anyone looking to play on a modded MC server that I run?

    I've seen a few people mention is, besides me.



  • @bbiAngie said:

    I bought Dying Light last weekend and it has been a TON of fun playing. I typically suck at 1st person games but this one has been easy to adapt to. Plus, slashing zombies with a machete is awesome! I have a few other games I bounce between too. Cities: Skyline, Atlantica Online, Diablo3, and Minecraft.

    I won Dyling Light w the "play as a zombie" add on from SW... one day, I might get around to playing anything (damn home ownership).



  • @RojoLoco Definitely worth trying out if you have the hardware to support it. I found out that it makes my GPU overheat. I had to take the cover off the side of my case this weekend because I was seeing the temps creep up near 85c. After the cover off it stayed below 82c. I think I need to take a look at my case fan placement...



  • @bbiAngie said:

    @RojoLoco Definitely worth trying out if you have the hardware to support it. I found out that it makes my GPU overheat. I had to take the cover off the side of my case this weekend because I was seeing the temps creep up near 85c. After the cover off it stayed below 82c. I think I need to take a look at my case fan placement...

    I won one of the Alienware Alpha consoles (cheap one, i3 and 5400 rpm spinner). Next paycheck will probably get an SSD and more RAM, I hope it will rock out after the upgrade.



  • @RojoLoco Sad thing is, that will probably not run much for games......Many of the newer generation games require at least an i5/AMD FX-8000 line processor and a big beefy gpu to go with it.

    **Still an awesome thing to win!



  • @bbiAngie said:

    @RojoLoco Sad thing is, that will probably not run much for games......Many of the newer generation games require at least an i5/AMD FX-8000 line processor and a big beefy gpu to go with it.

    **Still an awesome thing to win!

    Good thing they sell it as a gaming console, then... it's utterly useless in its factory config. I almost smashed it w a hammer first day, then I remembered it has a shit drive in it.



  • Well you also have to consider that some people define "gaming" as farmville, bejewled and candy crush....



  • I love the idea of someone buying an Alienware to play Candy Crush... and hate that it has probably actually happened before.


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    @DustinB3403 said:

    Anyone looking to play on a modded MC server that I run?

    I've seen a few people mention is, besides me.

    I might, if I ever have time...



  • @DustinB3403 said:

    Anyone looking to play on a modded MC server that I run?

    I've seen a few people mention is, besides me.

    I generally play on my own server running one of the adventure maps. I like having a goal when I play. Currently running through the Regrowth adventure map.



  • My goals in MC are much larger in scale generally IE building massive turbines, or rather extensive technological items such as the ender rail cart system, or massive nuclear reactors to power my infrastructure.

    Exploring the map is a rather moot item as generally I just mine a 64x64x64 chunks at a time with my EnderMine replacing it with dirt.

    Obviously I need somewhere to store everything I mine, so I have to build a mainframe with petabytes of storage.

    (all of the above is coming in the future, as it's just me playing on my rebuilt server at the moment) If you want to join me, PM me and I can give you the server details.

    It's a ton of fun to build these huge project items.


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    The wife and I played Blue Toad Murder Files last night and completed Chapter 1.



  • I want to dedicate a few nights to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. I've read so many good things about it but have never actually played it.


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    @coliver said:

    I want to dedicate a few nights to Amnesia: The Dark Decent. I've read so many good things about it but have never actually played it.

    Did you get it free a few weeks back like many of us?



  • I beat Dust last night. It actually wasn't too hard. I really enjoyed the game play (It is an exellent platformer!) and the story and everything. I may have to play it some more to go back and find all of the hidden items that I missed.

    I look forward to finishing up ME2 next, I think.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @coliver said:

    I want to dedicate a few nights to Amnesia: The Dark Decent. I've read so many good things about it but have never actually played it.

    Did you get it free a few weeks back like many of us?

    I've had it for a long time. It was part of one of the first humble bundles.


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    @dafyre said:

    I look forward to finishing up ME2 next, I think.

    Awesome. ME2 is so epic. But just wait for ME3. The first part of ME3 is some of my favourite gaming moments.



  • If you like platformers and haven't played Ori and the Blind Forest yet, go run home and do that real quick.


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    @WingCreative said:

    If you like platformers and haven't played Ori and the Blind Forest yet, go run home and do that real quick.

    It is on my wishlist, just waiting on a good sale.



  • Still* hooked on WarThunder - it's fun!

    Youtube Video

    *1201h game time played.... oh god.



  • I've been playing Telltales The Walking Dead season 1, but it freaks me out so much that I can't play it for very long. I just finished all of the available episodes of Game of Thrones from them, and dying in GoT is so much less scary! I'm hoping that I will be better at the game play in TWD now. I really like the format, but it seems odd to include tasks that are so hard to complete just because of the controls in a story telling game. If there was an option to make it easier to target for those of us that don't like the whole "it's hard because the controls suck, not because it's actually hard" the games would be much more enjoyable for me, as it's how my decisions affect the story that I find enjoyable.



  • @Dominica said:

    I've been playing Telltales The Walking Dead season 1, but it freaks me out so much that I can't play it for very long. I just finished all of the available episodes of Game of Thrones from them, and dying in GoT is so much less scary! I'm hoping that I will be better at the game play in TWD now. I really like the format, but it seems odd to include tasks that are so hard to complete just because of the controls in a story telling game. If there was an option to make it easier to target for those of us that don't like the whole "it's hard because the controls suck, not because it's actually hard" the games would be much more enjoyable for me, as it's how my decisions affect the story that I find enjoyable.

    Have you tried The Wolf Among Us? I'm going to pick it up during the next Steam sale. Looks fantastic.


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    @coliver said:

    @Dominica said:

    I've been playing Telltales The Walking Dead season 1, but it freaks me out so much that I can't play it for very long. I just finished all of the available episodes of Game of Thrones from them, and dying in GoT is so much less scary! I'm hoping that I will be better at the game play in TWD now. I really like the format, but it seems odd to include tasks that are so hard to complete just because of the controls in a story telling game. If there was an option to make it easier to target for those of us that don't like the whole "it's hard because the controls suck, not because it's actually hard" the games would be much more enjoyable for me, as it's how my decisions affect the story that I find enjoyable.

    Have you tried The Wolf Among Us? I'm going to pick it up during the next Steam sale. Looks fantastic.

    You missed it by days, they just had it on massive sale.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @coliver said:

    @Dominica said:

    I've been playing Telltales The Walking Dead season 1, but it freaks me out so much that I can't play it for very long. I just finished all of the available episodes of Game of Thrones from them, and dying in GoT is so much less scary! I'm hoping that I will be better at the game play in TWD now. I really like the format, but it seems odd to include tasks that are so hard to complete just because of the controls in a story telling game. If there was an option to make it easier to target for those of us that don't like the whole "it's hard because the controls suck, not because it's actually hard" the games would be much more enjoyable for me, as it's how my decisions affect the story that I find enjoyable.

    Have you tried The Wolf Among Us? I'm going to pick it up during the next Steam sale. Looks fantastic.

    You missed it by days, they just had it on massive sale.

    Every time! I need to check out steam on a daily basis... haven't had the opportunity to lately.


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    @coliver said:

    Every time! I need to check out steam on a daily basis... haven't had the opportunity to lately.

    At a minimum Steam needs to be checked every Monday and GOG every Friday. You'll still miss things but you will catch the majority.



  • keep an eye on reddit.com/r/gamedeals and that will save you checking every site.



  • @Nic said:

    keep an eye on reddit.com/r/gamedeals and that will save you checking every site.

    Thanks.



  • also you can setup price threshold alerts on this site that will email you:
    cheapshark.com



  • Realized I just spent a bit of money on the Delta Green kickstarter. So that's probably where my free time is going to be as they keep releasing new PDFs almost everyday.