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Old 10-14-2009, 12:56 PM   #2541 (permalink)
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For christ's sake, everything with a microchip and conductor is essentially a computer minus the peripherals. Altough it used different architecture and different media, the N64 was just a game playing computer, nothing more.

There is a market for people who want to, mostly, sit alone in their offices and play games on their powerful computers with fantastic graphics. And those who want to play WOW and strategy games.

There is also a market for people who like more social connectivity to exist with their games (be it RockBand or Halo). PC gaming is great for games that need mouse and keyboard. But for everything else, consoles are the way to go.

There is a social stigma attached to playing "computer games" as compared to games on a 360 or PS3. Few people, beside the truly geeky, would ever hook their gaming rig up to their primary tv to play games. It is unreasonable to compromise the degree of aesthetic pleasure and ease of use of a console simply for the better graphics and user content on the PC.

That is not to say some games don't shine particularily bright on the PC, since they do. But lets face it... in 20 years time what are we going to have beneath our tvs? A small, aesthetically pleasing box that is in essence a computer, but still a console... or a hub for an off-site streaming gaming network. Either or.
You could argue that but the modern generation of consoles with hard drives, an OS/desktop, downloadable games etc are pretty indistinguishable from PCs. The question was on which format is Fallout 3 better, the answer was PC. Apparently saying that drags you into a Pc vs consoles conversation.

Oh right, you're the cool gamer. Awesome! I bet you wear sunglasses while playing Call of Duty.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:10 PM   #2542 (permalink)
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Seems I forgot to post this in the silliness.

World of Goo for whatever you damn well want to pay. Up there with Portal as one of the best puzzle games in recent years.

There's a PC, Mac and Linux version, offer's on until the 19th, demo is also at the link, be nice!



Utterly charming stuff.


From one of the best puzzle games of recent years to one of the best games period, Civilization IV: Complete Edition is on sale on steam - not free but 50% off.

Contains Sid Meier's Civilization IV, Civilization IV: Warlords, Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword and Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:43 PM   #2543 (permalink)
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Back in the early 2000s I played Civilization. I was quite a fan back then, but eventually got frustrated with the turn by turn nature of the game. Are all the versions of the game turn by turn?

Also, World of Goo is amazing. It's even fun on the Wii, which I didn't think was possible.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:46 PM   #2544 (permalink)
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Back in the early 2000s I played Civilization. I was quite a fan back then, but eventually got frustrated with the turn by turn nature of the game. Are all the versions of the game turn by turn?

Also, World of Goo is amazing. It's even fun on the Wii, which I didn't think was possible.
Yup, it's a turn based game.

The Wiimote lends itself to that sort of thing. I thought we'd see a resurgence of the point and click and adventure game on it - hasn't happened.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:06 PM   #2545 (permalink)
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I wonder if she plays Call Of Duty?

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Old 10-14-2009, 11:18 PM   #2546 (permalink)
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Awesome! I bet you wear sunglasses while playing Call of Duty.






I wear her when I play Call of Duty.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:55 AM   #2547 (permalink)
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I just started uncharted 2.. I'm just over hour in, but I'm getting tired of all the cut scenes.. It'd better get to some action quick. Does it get better?

I did think the dangling from the train at the beginning was rather epic though..
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Old 10-15-2009, 01:03 AM   #2548 (permalink)
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Not sure about the sequel but the original uncharted had quite a bit of cut scenes also.It was a fun game though.

Lately I've been playing the new ultimate alliance and the new batman game. I'm really enjoying both.
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I think it's a fake, That's no way to game, you can't focus in that position.. and who goes into journalism these days, with the way that newspapers are crumbing.. and that snack cake would clearly leave pink frosting beside her mouth.
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Saints Row 2 for today only is 75% off on steam. I hear it's a bad port but, hey, it's coffee-priced.

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