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by Chopper
January 20th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1687
Views: 316607

Re: Videogame Deals

XCOM 2 Collection (XCOM 2, War of the Chosen and some bits and bobs) is 19.99 EUR/15.99 GBP (I think) on PSN at the moment, which is an historic low for PS4.

Tempted.
by Chopper
January 20th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8941
Views: 1106512

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I lost a full week to Slay the Spire, so I'm hoping to get back to Outward today.

@Ksub - how is 'Hike the Faroe Islands!" going?
by Chopper
January 20th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Comic Book Chatter
Replies: 240
Views: 36753

Re: Comic Book Chatter

1. Got here late to the Watchmen talk. To each their own, but I first read Watchmen in 2003/4, not the 80s, and I couldn't put it down. I think it still holds up and does a lot of things that have been imitated but not exceeded. However, I totally see why people might not like it these days, especi...
by Chopper
January 20th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Laptop Suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 669

Re: Laptop Suggestions?

I'll soon be in the market for a new laptop. My Macbook Pro is on its last legs so it's time for an upgrade. I'm thinking of going for a Windows machine this time. More bang for my buck plus I now use Windows in work and I've readjusted to its workflow. However I'm also considering digging a bit de...
by Chopper
January 16th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Games Completed 2020
Replies: 73
Views: 1238

Re: Games Completed 2020

YES! Beat the Heart with the Silent in Slay the Spire . My most impressive gaming achievement by far! Of course, I took a screenshot of the victory screen and only then realised that overwrote the video so I can't even play it back. Stupid Sony. :x It nearly broke my heart. In the end I had to run t...
by Chopper
January 15th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2207
Views: 82670

Re: Shmups

Clippa’s gone away for a while?

We should honour his memory by keeping up a constant barrage of, where’s he gone, was it something I did, do you think he’ll come back soon, why’s he ignoring me, etc and so forth... :D

We’ll need to work shifts.
by Chopper
January 15th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Great Big CaR Forum Quiz 2019!
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: The Great Big CaR Forum Quiz 2019!

I hope you’ll grow out of this lackadaisical attitude now you’re off to university, young man.

*gruff_father_smoking_pipe_emoji*
by Chopper
January 15th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Infinifactory
Replies: 38
Views: 2097

Re: Infinifactory

That whole subset of games that basically boil down to using the same skill set I use when programming is something I’ve tended to not want to go into. I know I’m missing out on some great games because of that, it’s not a *rational* stance, but I look at something like Human Resource Machine and m...
by Chopper
January 14th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8941
Views: 1106512

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I am so bad at Slay the Spire. I can't resist collecting all the shiny cards, ending up with a bloated deck where I can't pull the cards I need at that moment, and when I try and go for the tight, smaller deck, I make a complete hames of it. Gah! Got to the heart only two times in the last three day...
by Chopper
January 13th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8941
Views: 1106512

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

I sat down to play Outward on Saturday, stuck on Slay the Spire for a quick look, and lost the whole weekend to it.

The Awakened One, what a piece of work. :x
by Chopper
January 13th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Comic Book Chatter
Replies: 240
Views: 36753

Re: Comic Book Chatter

I finished Watchmen for the first time ever the other day. Had the book over 20 years... Erm, yeah it was OK. I guess you had to be there at the time to understand the impact it had on comics as a medium, but I thought it was alright. I got it recently for cheap and am a bit tentative about it havi...
by Chopper
January 13th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: What's Out This Week?
Replies: 1916
Views: 285808

Re: What's Out This Week?

@Jon - was it Gorefest? :P I haven't played but I believe he has already ascended to the pantheon of Asshole Bosses. If you're in co op, I believe the 'easiest' way is for one player to go upstairs and take care of the shooting, while the player downstairs keeps him distracted. You still have to dea...
by Chopper
January 13th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Infinifactory
Replies: 38
Views: 2097

Re: Infinifactory

You know, I thought about that before posting but I ultimately don't think that this is a game that can be spoiled, really. Sure, you might see what the finished product looks like, but that's something that you would see anyway upon entering the level for the first time. What I mean is that you co...
by Chopper
January 12th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Infinifactory
Replies: 38
Views: 2097

Re: Infinifactory

I haven’t got to those levels, so am squinting at them rather than fully taking them in so not to spoil them, but your builds look impressive! I really need to make time for this game again...might be April or May at this stage though.
by Chopper
January 12th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2207
Views: 82670

Re: Shmups

Thank you for the links, Clippa!
by Chopper
January 11th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 2207
Views: 82670

Re: Shmups

Very interesting video and companion article, The Prison of Unpopularity. I wouldn’t get too upset about the self promotion - that’s likely just a cultural difference between the US and UK. When I worked in the US, my bosses were mad about me not taking credit for things, or saying ‘it was nothing’ ...
by Chopper
January 10th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8941
Views: 1106512

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Come on guys, lighten up. At least he has a methodology. :D In his defence, I looked up some more recent reviews to see if he classifies every game by hours played (he doesn’t) and he seems to have refined the review process a bit. But anything less than 500 hours now, I’m waiting for a discount. :)...
by Chopper
January 10th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8941
Views: 1106512

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

:shock:

Image

from the Game Evaluation:

https://i.imgur.com/PexupIW.png
by Chopper
January 10th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 8941
Views: 1106512

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

So, Outward . I think this has been mislabelled to a large extent, with the Dark Souls stuff. To me, it's much more like Monster Hunter (or at least the Monster Hunter we had in our imaginations when we heard the fans proselytising about it in the years prior to MonHunWorld). You fight lots of lesse...
by Chopper
January 10th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1687
Views: 316607

Re: Videogame Deals

Got burned slightly with two of my Jan sale purchases - Graveyard Keeper is in the new Humble (which I’d have bought if I hadn’t had it) and FrostPunk is coming to Game Pass. Humble’s winter sale has just started and there are some good deals. Generation Zero (I know, but I’m convinced there’s a goo...