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I have only gone and fucking done it!!!!

Post by Dalty » November 28th, 2014, 9:55 am

No, not finally beaten Deathstroke on Arkham Origins.

I have bought myself a PS4 !!!!!!

Happy Xmas to me!

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » November 28th, 2014, 7:56 pm

I expect you to beat Deathstroke about as much as I expect Hicks to write his review or Adam to dance his dance.

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Post by Dalty » November 29th, 2014, 10:12 am

In order to beat Deathstroke I have to play it. And I haven't played it in about 6 months!

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » November 29th, 2014, 3:21 pm

I believe it was six months and two weeks ago.

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Post by Dalty » November 29th, 2014, 3:21 pm

Damn, you're good.

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Post by Corporal_Hicks » December 2nd, 2014, 8:47 am

Origins is a fun game. Arkham City is still my fave, followed by Arkham Asylum.

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Post by Dalty » December 7th, 2014, 8:13 am

All plumbed in, all software updates downloaded and we are ready to go! Hmmmmmm. Where to start?

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » December 7th, 2014, 12:23 pm

Start by beating Deathstroke.

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Post by Dalty » December 7th, 2014, 1:55 pm

That will never happen....... although it annoys the anal completist in me that it's still unfinished.

CoD AW, Alien Isolation, Little Big Planet and The Last of Us are the games I have to choose from.

CoD AW it is!

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » December 7th, 2014, 6:16 pm

Dalty: Anal Completist

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Post by Dalty » December 8th, 2014, 12:55 pm

Good name for a t-shirt.

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Post by Mal Shot First » December 10th, 2014, 2:29 pm

Dalty wrote:CoD AW, Alien Isolation, Little Big Planet and The Last of Us are the games I have to choose from.

CoD AW it is!
I would have gone with The Last of Us instead of Generic Military FPS XIII.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » December 10th, 2014, 5:03 pm

I wonder just how different these generic military first-person shooters are from one another. I wonder the same about all the Madden games. Just how different from one another can they be when a new one comes out every year? I'm sure you'd see big differences if you skipped from Madden NFL 06 to Madden NFL 15, but how different are they when they're only separated by a single year?

Maybe this is a question for Hicks. Maybe it's less about big leaps in game play, mechanics, and graphics, and more about getting the updated rosters.

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Post by Dalty » December 11th, 2014, 1:55 pm

I can rattle through a CoD campaign in a couple of evenings. The Last of Us, I feel, will require a higher investment of time.

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Post by Mal Shot First » December 11th, 2014, 3:08 pm

That's why it seems like a better investment...

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » December 11th, 2014, 3:21 pm

When you make as much money as Moneybags, time is the only thing to consider when speaking in terms of "investment." Money he's got. Time he ain't.

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Post by Dalty » December 11th, 2014, 3:29 pm

Cash rich, time poor. It's a burden.

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Post by Mal Shot First » December 11th, 2014, 4:27 pm

The Swollen Goiter of God wrote:I wonder just how different these generic military first-person shooters are from one another. I wonder the same about all the Madden games. Just how different from one another can they be when a new one comes out every year? I'm sure you'd see big differences if you skipped from Madden NFL 06 to Madden NFL 15, but how different are they when they're only separated by a single year?
I can't speak for the Madden games, but I can talk about EA's FIFA franchise. One big thing with EA is that they have licensed the official squads, badges, and jerseys of all major soccer leagues and many minor ones, too, so the updates to the rosters are definitely a draw for many people.

The game mechanics get updated a little from year to year, so if you buy each game in the series you might notice slight updates to the way things used to handle, but many things that get added are also things like fancy moves, etc., which aren't essential for playing the game. For a little while, EA was getting increased competition from the Winning Eleven/Pro Evolution Soccer franchise, which was seen as graphically inferior and generally less polished, but also as delivering a better simulation of a soccer game. I feel like there are entries in the FIFA series (particularly FIFA 11, if I remember correctly) that move away sharply from its traditional gameplay, which can seem repetitive and unrealistic, toward a more loose and "chaotic" experience: passes don't automatically reach teammates and have to be aimed accurately instead; same goes for shots on goal; defensive moves aren't limited to a couple of buttons, but are dependent on the proximity to the opponent and employ the right analog stick as well.

Realism is a major component, I guess, and the more powerful gaming systems become, the more realistic each new iteration can get. That's demonstrated pretty remarkably by some videos showing the evolution of player likenesses in the FIFA series.





The most interesting recent development in the franchise, in my opinion, has been the inclusion of the customer in the gaming experience. The ability to use the player editor to create a character model who kind of looks like you and can act as your game avatar has existed for a long time, but the possibility of uploading your actual face into the game is fairly new. This can result in some uncanny valley effects, but I think it's an effective way to bind the person playing the game more tightly to the game. They introduced a career mode, in which you start off as an 18-year-old mediocre player who can develop his skills by performing certain tasks in league matches and reaching certain milestones. The more skilled you get at the game, the better you can make your in-game character. They basically made the game into an RPG.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » December 11th, 2014, 6:56 pm

Why would you bother to upload a picture of your face when Ibrahimovic is already in the game?

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Post by Mal Shot First » December 11th, 2014, 8:16 pm

I just find that this one looks a bit more like me:

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » December 11th, 2014, 9:29 pm

Well, I'm not sleeping tonight.

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Post by Mal Shot First » December 11th, 2014, 10:27 pm

You weren't going to anyway.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » December 12th, 2014, 12:03 am

I Ipsied up one for myself:

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Post by Dalty » December 12th, 2014, 1:55 pm

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The Ghost of Steve Jobs did not let me see that.

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