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Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 27, 2020, 1:21 pm
by -TW-
It's a decent amount, and you definitely improve faster earning the badges quicker

It's just a bit of a chore to start when you suck. I'm a PG and it took me about 20 games before I started to be able to shoot consistently. But those first 20 games I wanted to throw my controller through the wall with how **** he was.

With 12 minute qtrs I can only really play 2-3 games at a time before I get bored of it

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Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 27, 2020, 2:12 pm
by Fuifui Bradbrad
Just saw F1 2020 has announced a release date of July.
They have annouced a MyCareer mode, where you can create your own team. Pick colours, sponsors, engines, 2nd driver, the works.

I have waited my whole life for this feature

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 27, 2020, 3:04 pm
by -TW-
That's awesome, I'll look at that for sure

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Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 27, 2020, 3:38 pm
by Sid
Awesome. I'd base the livery design from the 1994 Raiders Jersey.

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 27, 2020, 4:07 pm
by Fuifui Bradbrad
Sid wrote:Awesome. I'd base the livery design from the 1994 Raiders Jersey.
My helmet designs are typically Raiders themed. All feature Green, blue, yellow and black/white

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 31, 2020, 11:12 am
by Fuifui Bradbrad
Just a heads up guys. Project Cars 2 Deluxe Edition on sale at the PlayStation store. Down from a hundred and something to $20


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Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 31, 2020, 12:45 pm
by -TW-
Would recommend

Its so much better than Forza or Gran Turismo for realism

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Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 31, 2020, 1:18 pm
by Fuifui Bradbrad
Yeah I’ve got it. Thinking it would be better for the eracing urge I’ve had than iracing.

Will have to play via controller until I have spare cash for a decent wheel

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 31, 2020, 1:36 pm
by -TW-
Once you go wheel you'll never go back to a controller

So much more engaging

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Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 31, 2020, 1:38 pm
by Fuifui Bradbrad
Yeah I agree, I can’t wait!

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 31, 2020, 2:00 pm
by Sid
The difficult part about buying a wheel at the moment is trying to figure out how compatible it’s going to be with PS5

The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 31, 2020, 4:49 pm
by Fuifui Bradbrad
Sid wrote:The difficult part about buying a wheel at the moment is trying to figure out how compatible it’s going to be with PS5
Yeah true... I’m not sure if I’ll be getting the PS5 yet. I think the 4 might be as far as I go... not sure yet

We should see if enough people have PC2 and would be interested in a GH Online comp.

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: May 31, 2020, 4:51 pm
by -TW-
Assetto Corza Competitione looks pretty good

Was watching some of the gt eracing using it earlier

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Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: June 17, 2020, 10:33 pm
by Sterlk
What do people think about the design of the PS5, by the way? Size comparisons so far seem to conclude that the thing is huge, and regarding the design in general - personally, I'm not a fan.

I'm more on board with the design of the disk-less version, which appears to be the 'design lead'; the version with the disk drive seems like that section is an afterthought bolt-on. IMO it ruins the proportions and makes that particular SKU unappealing. Even the disk-less version is a bit of a divisive statement piece; a primarily-white console, that is massive, and has rather unique styling... it's a bold choice.

The choice for me was already made before any designs were released, due to ecosystem and franchise lock-in, but personally I prefer Microsoft's monolith to Sony's curved white sculpture.

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The Video Game Thread

Posted: June 17, 2020, 10:59 pm
by Sid
Didn’t realise how huge it was. Controller in particular looks pretty ugly.. not sure on the actual console design yet.. curious to see how it’d look as 1 colour instead of 2. I’m presuming the PS5 will be able to lay horizontally better into entertainment units?

Xbox console design looks uninspiring

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: June 18, 2020, 8:11 am
by Sterlk
Yeah, they can both lie sideways. Nothing particularly fancy about the Xbox design, but as a full-grown adult I think I'd prefer something conservative that blends in nicely at home, rather that something that screams 'look at my l33t new console, bro!'.

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: June 22, 2020, 8:54 pm
by -TW-
My xb1 version of Assetto Corza Competitione should be here tomorrow, I'll post a review when I've had a bit of a play

Hopefully it's as good or better than project cars 2, which btw I just did a 2:03.4 at Bathurst in a supercar

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Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: July 16, 2020, 11:34 pm
by -TW-
Finally got a decent run with ACC.

My wheel isn't fully supported so the FF can be a bit patchy, and sometimes it's not recognised as a wheel so it's a bit fiddly to get it to work.

The game itself is really good, apparently the PC version is a million times better but it is what it is. The game play is great, you really notice the differences between the cars in handling and behaviours.

I'm driving a Bentley Continental GT3 in my career which really suits my driving style, but in the tutorial sessions you get a Lamborghini Gallardo which I struggled with so much the game told me to start on easy. I'm on normal now and it's a bit easy for me.

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Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: July 17, 2020, 9:18 pm
by Sterlk
I got Watch Dogs 2 for $20 a couple of days ago on Xbox, on special as a promo as part of the whole marketing campaign for Watch Dogs Legion.

I played the first one back when it originally came out, had a good time with that back in the day but it was far less than it was hyped up to be. Hadn't bothered with 2 for so long due to the original not hooking me in to the franchise, but with Legion looking quite good I'm happy to jump back in to the series.

2 is quite enjoyable so far, better than the first, and an absolute steal for $20. It's going to be rather crowded with big releases when the new generation of consoles comes out, so I don't think I'll get Legion at launch, but definitely something I might grab partway through next year - hopefully during a sale.

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: July 24, 2020, 8:00 pm
by Sterlk
I watched the Xbox games showcase today. Super disappointing.

I wasn't sold by the PS5 presentation, and this one was worse. Both companies are playing chicken with each other, and it's getting really frustrating. Cinematic trailers galore and next to no gameplay (Xbox is a bigger offender here than PS5). If I recall correctly the Playstation showcase spent the majority of its time dwelling on the current gen, Xbox is more forward-looking but they're taking up all that airtime without communicating anything even close to meaningful!

There's a few games now that I've seen multiple trailers for across multiple events, and no idea what the game actually is. I know the art style and perhaps a little about the world, but is it a shooter, an RPG, a survival game... **** are you showing me!?!?! Gah!

To Microsoft's credit, they lifted the lid on Halo Infinite today, which I think looks pretty fun even though the graphics seem a bit disappointing, but then there's Senua's Saga, Fable, Forza, Obsidian's new game Avowed, whatever The Initiative has been working on for bloody years. They should be highlighting their big titles and giving people something to look forward to, not shining 80%+ of the spotlight on filler nobody cares about. Look at Cyberpunk - even going back a year or more before release they started showing people what it is. I'm sick to death of the 'you don't get to see anything until release is imminent' model the industry has been in for years now.

It was so bad, that even as somebody super locked-in to the ecosystem, it had me thinking of potentially getting a PS5... but then I think about all the stuff I love, all the stuff that I know about and think will probably be really good (they're just being frustratingly close-lipped), and the absurdly-good value proposition that is Xbox Game Pass. I'm mostly certain I won't jumping ship, but geez they're doing an awful job of stopping people from thinking about grass that might be greener.

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: July 24, 2020, 10:25 pm
by zim
Ghost of Tsushima. Get on it. That game is beautiful.

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: July 31, 2020, 5:00 pm
by Fuifui Bradbrad
zim wrote:Ghost of Tsushima. Get on it. That game is beautiful.
I follow Steph Bendixsen (Formerly Hex of Good Game fame) and she’s been posting screenshots and videos of this game, and it looks amazing.

I snapped up Madden 20 for $20 online. It’s a pretty neat game. Doing a franchise with Miami, as they’re the worst team in the game.

Re: The Video Game Thread

Posted: July 31, 2020, 6:57 pm
by zim
Surprised you guys didn't get a madden tournament up and running during lockdown.