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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Spangler on Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:29 pm

7 years ago, there was a guy who decided to play Oblivion like an ordinary NPC character trying to make an honest living in Cyridiil by making potions,selling pelts and meat from hunted animals, and what ever could give him a good profit.

He chronicled his exploits.

http://www.screencuisine.net/section/li ... on/page/5/

It sounded interesting, so I wanted to try to do something similar in Skyrim.

*I couldn't fast travel
*Had to avoid any quests that were too dangerous
*Wore hardly any armor, carried a sword, and later a bow when I could afford one.
*I would only fight in self defense against weak encounters; anything that looked strong I would run away.
*Tried to eat 3 meals a day and sleep at night, preferably at an inn.
*Couldn't steal or even take anything on anyone's property.
*If I died, that was it for my character.

Since I was playing on the PS3 with no mods, I had to go through the tutorial section. Anything that was given to me during that time, I discarded (aside from an iron sword). I let the quest NPC fight all my battles which worked out very well.

I only lasted 4 days. Everything was going fine, and even managed to make 500 gold. Scavenging ingredients around the bare lands of Whiterun wasn't going very well, so I decided to make a trip to Falkreath to see if the area was any better. Everything went smoothly, so I decided to head back to Whiterun.

On my way back, a melee between a band of hostile mages and soldiers erupted, blocking my path, so I tried to slip away unnoticed. On my alternate route I discovered what appeared to be a small abandoned watchtower. I sheepishly stepped foot inside only to be ambushed by a spriggan, murdering me in seconds.

I was hoping I lasted longer than 4 days. Playing the way I did made Skyrim really feel like a different game. It's an interesting experience role playing in that way.
Battles feel more intense when you aren't properly equipped to fight, and know you only have 1 life.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Sarcastic on Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:16 pm

That scene where you end up in the house that burns down and you have to escape from it... I don't know how they were able to do graphics that nice, but I just stood there and watched. Sound is just as good. I am so impressed with the whole thing. (tomb raider)
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby canaan on Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:45 pm

ajh2298 wrote:Starting today and through Feb. 2, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Anniversary Edition is free on the E-shop for all 2DS, 3DS, and 3DS Xl systems.

http://zelda.com/fourswordsanniversary/



Just log into the shop and enjoy.

my night just got better. Wooo
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:48 pm

Ps plus free games for February for ps3 are Payday 2, Remember Me, and Metro Last Light. Nice
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Pavel Bure on Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:49 pm

Diablo 2. I bust it out every now and then.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Sarcastic on Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Chefpatrick871 wrote:Ps plus free games for February for ps3 are Payday 2, Remember Me, and Metro Last Light. Nice


I want Remember Me and Metro. I don't like those Payday games.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Sarcastic on Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:30 am

Yeah. So the more I play TR the more blown away I am. It's like an improved Uncharted 2. Got the machine gun now and the fighting axe. Combat is really good. Bow shooting is excellent.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby newarenanow on Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:09 am

Played a little more Zelda last night. Got the Master sword already, the blue ring, and the first 4 pieces of the tri-force. I've only put about 2 1/2 hrs into the game and pretty much have everything outside of the last 5 dungeons.

It's amazing, as a kid, this game was like a giant quest that took weeks to finish. The world just seemed so big. Now, it is a very simple game that just takes a few hrs to beat.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby the wicked child on Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:18 am

newarenanow wrote:Played a little more Zelda last night. Got the Master sword already, the blue ring, and the first 4 pieces of the tri-force. I've only put about 2 1/2 hrs into the game and pretty much have everything outside of the last 5 dungeons.

It's amazing, as a kid, this game was like a giant quest that took weeks to finish. The world just seemed so big. Now, it is a very simple game that just takes a few hrs to beat.

Yep... if you know where everything is, you can accomplish it in almost no time at all.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:20 am

Sarcastic wrote:Yeah. So the more I play TR the more blown away I am. It's like an improved Uncharted 2. Got the machine gun now and the fighting axe. Combat is really good. Bow shooting is excellent.


I had a lot of fun playing this game.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby newarenanow on Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:17 pm

http://communityvoices.post-gazette.com ... mprovement

Just a summary of some future plans for Nintendo. The biggest one IMO is that they will start licensing out Nintendo characters to other game studios. They will not create games cross platform, but some other game developers may be creating games with characters only Nintendo has used in the past.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Crankshaft on Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:23 pm

Making the most out of the Wii U GamePad without cutting price

President Iwata says he needs to adjust the marketing for 2014’s holiday season to emphasize games that will utilize the Wii U’s GamePad functions.He added that a price drop for the Wii U is not an option.


That seems incredibly short sighted.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby eddysnake on Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:50 pm

newegg through ebay is selling Limited Edition Zelda Wii U 32GB Deluxe system with The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, The Wonderful 101, and Ninja Gaiden for $270. that's a hell of a deal

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-zelda-ninja-wonderful-wii-u-bundle/301085452995?afsrc=1
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby newarenanow on Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:09 pm

That is a hell of a deal. I'm extremely close to buying it.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:38 pm

Too early to buy that for next Christmas? The Wii U 32 GB model is $300 by itself!
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby SolidSnake on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:05 am

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare seems like it's going to be good times.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby ajh2298 on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:33 pm

Lego:Marvel is $19.99 this week for the WiiU, DS, 360 and PS3 and $29.99 for the 3DS, XB1 and PS4 at Toys-R-Us this week starting today if anybody cares.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Loaf31 on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:44 pm

For those interested in online gaming leagues, The United Leagues are back after taking a 2 year hiatus.

It is a great gaming website. We currently have Xbox leagues (360 and XB1) and Playstation leagues (PS3/4)

I run the PS4 FIFA league and will run the MLB: The Show league when it comes out.

http://www.unitedleagues.com

Tell them Loaf31 sent you
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Sarcastic on Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:08 pm

That Remember Me game sells at Walmart for $40. Thanks PS+ for a free copy this month.

Walmart sells that new Killzone game for PS4, for $80. Wow. I am not going to pay $80 for any damn game. I'll stick with PS3 for now.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Sarcastic on Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:09 pm

SolidSnake wrote:Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare seems like it's going to be good times.


Yeah, that looks fun. I played the original little game. Can't believe they made a shooter out of it.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby eddysnake on Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:32 pm

newarenanow wrote:That is a hell of a deal. I'm extremely close to buying it.


pull the trigger?
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Shyster on Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:06 pm

My new Kerbal Space Station at night. It took seven launches to get this far, and I still need to add a couple more nodes before I send up the first long-term crew. The central node will also have branches going forward and down in addition to back. The first set of solar arrays I launched to put on each end ran into some sort of physics bug where they violently shook themselves apart with no warning, so I had to design and launch replacements. The six radiator thingies sticking out the front don't actually do anything, but I think they look cool.

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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Sarcastic on Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:50 pm

Shyster, that looks fantastic. Does this game have an end?
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Sarcastic on Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:56 pm

I am now 51% in, in Tomb Raider. OMG. Yes, I am raving about it again. I got past that huge fire in the castle thing in the mountains. I don't think I ever saw better fire simulation than in this game. It is breathtaking. I'll just stand and stare at times at how pretty this game is. Combat has picked up too and this has turned into a serious shooter. I guess I have half the game to go and I already feel like I've been on an adventure. I think I will rank this game as one of my all time top 5 games.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Shyster on Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:09 pm

Sarcastic wrote:Shyster, that looks fantastic. Does this game have an end?

No, it's pretty much a pure sandbox game. There is career mode, in which you have to perform science experiments to unlock parts on the tech tree, but even then there isn't really a plot or an overarching story. If the developer has a "story mode" in the works, I'm not aware of it. I think they are planning to add more challenges, like working within a budget. Each part has a listed cost, but so far that doesn't mean anything.
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