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Gaming thread
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12-19-2014, 03:26 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 03:19 PM)Ulysses Wrote: This thread Cornette

'Aethelbaws the Mighty just died without descendants, leaving the throne to his sister's son.  WHY DID IT HAPPEN WHYYYYYYYYYY?'

Computer games including the law of primogeniture Wiggo

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12-19-2014, 03:30 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 03:19 PM)Ulysses Wrote: This thread Cornette

'Aethelbaws the Mighty just died without descendants, leaving the throne to his sister's son. WHY DID IT HAPPEN WHYYYYYYYYYY?'

Computer games including the law of primogeniture Wiggo

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12-19-2014, 03:31 PM -
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I don't get gaming. Not looking to hassle those that do or be one of those pricks that wade into a thread to show how anti-topic they are but... what's the appeal?

I'm not talking about FIFA or CoD or any other game that you're actively competing with other real life humans. I'm talking about the one player type games where you drive about doing "missions" that you can't really fail at until you've "completed" it. What's the appeal, where's the challenge? Can you claim to be "good" at these types of games or is purely enjoyable from a story-telling standpoint?
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12-19-2014, 03:34 PM -
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Tbf I'm only playing the game for the Game of Thrones mod; you'd have to be quite a sad sack to sit for hours and hours pretending to be the Duke of Fife in 1453 or whenever.

And Acey, I'm a product of the digital generation, 'the sales' means nothing to me Cool
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12-19-2014, 03:38 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 03:34 PM)dokratr0 Wrote: Tbf I'm only playing the game for the Game of Thrones mod; you'd have to be quite a sad sack to sit for hours and hours pretending to be the Duke of Fife in 1453 or whenever.

And Acey, I'm a product of the digital generation, 'the sales' means nothing to me Cool
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That's what I was trying to do.

You're telling me there's a mod that makes this game more enjoyable? Thank fuck because I thought it was absolutely shite Laugh
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12-19-2014, 03:39 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 03:34 PM)dokratr0 Wrote: Tbf I'm only playing the game for the Game of Thrones mod; you'd have to be quite a sad sack to sit for hours and hours pretending to be the Duke of Fife in 1453 or whenever.

And Acey, I'm a product of the digital generation, 'the sales' means nothing to me Cool

Is it not the same as pretending you're Niko or whatever the GTA characters are?

I get the appeal of driving around blowing shit up. But driving to certain points to get told to go somewhere else then driving there to watch a cut scene before driving somewhere else. More of a chore than anything else.
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12-19-2014, 03:49 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 03:39 PM)Roger H. Sterling Wrote: Is it not the same as pretending you're Niko or whatever the GTA characters are?

I get the appeal of driving around blowing shit up. But driving to certain points to get told to go somewhere else then driving there to watch a cut scene before driving somewhere else. More of a chore than anything else.

I've not bought a non-FIFA game for over a year, I'm not really the one you want a debate with. Fart Smelly
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12-19-2014, 03:53 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 03:49 PM)dokratr0 Wrote: I've not bought a non-FIFA game for over a year, I'm not really the one you want a debate with. Fart Smelly

Not looking for a debate. Just curious as to the appeal, nothing else.
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12-19-2014, 03:56 PM -
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GTA Online.

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12-19-2014, 03:59 PM -
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Story-driven games are a bit rubbish, I agree. Games like GTA, Skyrim, Far Cry etc. where you're plonked down in the middle of a world and left to do whatever you want are good, though.
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12-19-2014, 04:40 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 03:31 PM)Roger H. Sterling Wrote: I don't get gaming...I'm talking about the one player type games where you drive about doing "missions" that you can't really fail at until you've "completed" it. What's the appeal, where's the challenge? Can you claim to be "good" at these types of games or is purely enjoyable from a story-telling standpoint?

Which specific game(s) are you referring to?

Your criticism seems to be like me saying "I don't get tv / films / books - all you do is look at them with your eyes until they're finished."
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12-19-2014, 05:27 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 04:40 PM)Acey Wrote: Which specific game(s) are you referring to?

Your criticism seems to be like me saying "I don't get tv / films / books - all you do is look at them with your eyes until they're finished."

All of them really. Bioshock and the likes. It is a bit like folk not getting reading I suppose.
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12-19-2014, 05:45 PM -
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Bioshock games have great stories, interesting characters and challenging gameplay.

Folk who "don't get reading" are cretins, just like folk who "don't get games", imo. Cool
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12-19-2014, 06:34 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 05:45 PM)Acey Wrote: Bioshock games have great stories, interesting characters and challenging gameplay.

Folk who "don't get reading" are cretins, just like folk who "don't get games", imo. Cool



Exactly. Gaming doesn't have to be about competition. The Bioshock series has been fantastic, all 3 storylines were amazing.
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12-19-2014, 07:05 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 06:34 PM)Chris Benoit Wrote: Exactly. Gaming doesn't have to be about competition. The Bioshock series has been fantastic, all 3 storylines were amazing.

I thought games were competitive by definition?
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12-19-2014, 07:50 PM -
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Thought the story telling in both Heavy Rain and L.A. Noire was brilliant.

L.A. Noire has been one my favourite games of the last generation of consoles. Created a whole wee world to immerse yourself in and enjoy. That's games at their best for me. Pure escapism.
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12-19-2014, 08:42 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 02:22 PM)Acey Wrote: Why are you idiots buying PS4s for yourselves a week before the sales start? Warnock

Get a decent bit off it you think?
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12-19-2014, 09:10 PM -
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2014.

Konami still haven't figured out that 'Top Menu' is a stupid name for the main menu, or that the sprint function might be more appropriately mapped to the right trigger.

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12-19-2014, 09:12 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 09:10 PM)dokratr0 Wrote: 2014.

Konami still haven't figured out that 'Top Menu' is a stupid name for the main menu, or that the sprint function might be more appropriately mapped to the right trigger.

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Never going to happen Sob
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12-19-2014, 09:14 PM -
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(12-19-2014, 07:05 PM)Roger H. Sterling Wrote: I thought games were competitive by definition?

Not always, it can also be an activity you take part in for amusement/entertainment.



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