Posted 11:20am on Sun 27 January 2013
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This week the team has been playing Football Manager 2013, SimCity, FIFA 13, and Dota 2.
Posted 11:20am on Sun 27 January 2013
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Still expanding my criminal empire in Life is Crime on Android. I now have 49 new friends, 49 locations, a territory stretching across Western Europe and can kill people at such exotically named locations such as Cafeteria El Carmen, Sindicato Autonomo Di Polizia, Anvimur Telecomunicaciones. S.L., and Allglass Windscreens, Merstham.
I also have contacts in the USA, France and China, which will be handy later on when I go jet-setting. All without leaving my desk, although I really should, it would bring a lot of new businesses within range for robbing, stealing, drug drops and stolen goods shenanigans.
I got around to reading the manual for Dishonored on 360 but it wasn't inspiring enough to get me to take the disc out of the case, the console is still only being used for the NowTV free trial - I've caught up on Harry Potter, watched every Bond movie and come to the conclusion that when it comes to personal entertainment for me games are where it's at.
Still also playing Texas Holdem Poker Deluxe, still a multi-millionaire, had my first ever Royal Flush and Dead Man's Hand (two pair, black Aces and Eights).
Overall, quite and unexpected and novel way for me to start 2013's gaming, but I'm loving every minute of it.
Posted 11:36am on Sun 27 January 2013
Finished God of War 3 and thought it was average at best, not a 10/10 game which VG thought at all.
Also played a bit of Halo 4 Spartan Ops and I'm totally bored by it now and have since listed it on my ebay.
But I have played some of the wolfpack mode on Assassin's Creed 3 and really like it but can see myself getting bored of it rather quickly.
Posted 12:58pm on Sun 27 January 2013
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Finished Retro City Rampage, and can honestly say... the final stage was a really poor decision. Didn't really enjoy it at all which was a little disappointing. But everything else, including the challenge sets, make up for it, somewhat.
Also finally geting round to The Darkness 2. Not had much inclination to play games lately (rather busy with a myriad of other external things), and as I hadn't got that far in, decided just to start the game from scratch. Such a good (albeit linear, which after the freeform exploration of FarCry 3 and its like, is too limiting for my real liking...) title. Such a shame it didn't sell, and the planned single player DLC was cancelled by 2K.
@rb: I might just bid on your Halo 4
Posted 1:14pm on Sun 27 January 2013
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I finished too the moon,
I have dipped into borderlands 2 a little but need to find motivation to dive into the new dlc.
Some medieval mastery of my claymore sword in chivalry. Theres something so satisfying about jumping in and finishing off other peoples hard work.
Also played around with various mods on left 4 dead with steam workshop now integrated with a click of a button I can turn he survivors into the borderlands characters or dinosaurs or in bikinis.
Posted 1:44pm on Sun 27 January 2013
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I've been playing a nice amount of Star Fox 64 3D. I used to love it on the 64 (Lylat Wars) and still love it now. The graphics overhaul is absolutely beautiful, too. I would like to see some more of these Nintendo 64, or even a few Gamecube remakes. 1080º Avalanche would be welcome, as would Mario Golf.
I also bought Resident Evil: Revelations. The atmosphere is great and the visuals are very nice. The sound is fairly eerie so far, but the pistol sounds pathetic. I also don't like the enemies at the moment. The big grey (maybe blue, I'm colourblind :P) walking things are hopelessly uninspiring. I even preferred the big blobs on the beach at the very start. BUT, early days. In fairness I am enjoying the amount I've played. More so than Resident Evil 6 which grated on me enough to never want to look at it again.
Oh, and I think it was Tom Orry who mentioned Paper Galaxy. I've lost a lot of commuting time to that game. Love it.
Posted 2:57pm on Sun 27 January 2013
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I really should be finishing, Paper Mario Sticker Star or NSMBU, or continuing AC3, or even starting with No Time to Explain, a game I had been hoping would get on steam for little over a year now....
But, I've just started learning how to play Dota 2, and that game takes up so much time it's crazy. After, watching the VG academy vids, I've started to do some training with bot games. I didn't want to start of with Dwarven Sniper since he's aparently really easy to get used to, so I've started out with Clinkz and Windrunner. Even though Clinkz does have an invisibility ability, I've been trying not to be cowardly with it, using it more for it's speed boost. Hopefully at some point I manage to get good at the game...
Posted 11:58pm on Sun 27 January 2013
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Finished Paper Mario in a rush. Really wanted to play through a bit slower.
Went back to Black Ops 2 as well and realised it's far better than other COD games online for me. I feel more at home here and less hopeless! I might have to try to play more.
Posted 12:50am on Mon 28 January 2013
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I'm a little late to the party but I've started playing guild wars 2, I've also began Hammerlock's big game hunt on BL2, loving my hybrid mechromancer everything gets electrocuted... a lot.
Posted 2:24am on Mon 28 January 2013
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Traded in half our gaming collection for DMC, F1 Race Stars and LEGO Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The latter of which hasn't even been put in the drive, let alone been played yet!
DMC is fun, but I find myself increasingly frustrated. Although I'm intrigued by the storyline, i'm progressing at a moderate pace, but I haven't felt really hooked on it. What I'm putting this down to is the combat, fun at first, gets overly contrived imo. Certain enemies require certain weapons to defeat and others very specific and calculated motions and setups. Which is fine and all adds to the challenge; While they're on their own.
When you get multiple types of enemies all requiring very different methods to despatch them it ruins the flow for me. It makes the combat feel disjointed and awkward, which usually leads to me getting close to a checkpoint after skating edgily around the battlefield singling out enemies for their demise in their specified manner, only to get caught by something like dodge not working or an attack not interrupting as I think it should; Then I just turn off and go play something else.
F1 Race Stars is quite frankly excellent. It feels like a karting game but with enough F1 mechanics to make it feel unique. You cant for example just fling your cart into a corner and do a little hop to powerslide and take the corner at any speed you like as with the likes of Mario Kart and other such karting games. You need to get your racing line and turn at the right time to make it round without hitting the wall; Often you'll even need to break to avoid going into rough ground or a wall. You can draft behind other karts to increase speed before catapulting yourself past them. There are numerous short cuts and every track has a secret shortcut that can only be used once a race but requires a hidden key to be picked up while you race.
There's also kart damage that slows your speed, get hit by powerups or track obstacles and your kart goes through 3 stages of damage. The only way to get back to your top speed is to go through the pit lanes strategically placed throughout the tracks. each team has their own perks for abilities, some can use a particular powerup 3 times instead of one, others get a boost to their slip-streaming or jumping boosts. It all adds to the flavour.
So far, F1 Race stars is my pick of the bunch and what makes it even better is it's 4 player split screen so myself, my wife and my 4 year old can all play at once!