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by Chopper
January 23rd, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 146
Views: 16102

Re: Death Stranding

With respect, I'm not trying to lay down any rules. I think Kojima's writing is overstuffed and, at times, very daft indeed. Whether his characters' names are code names, given names or evidence of some weighty morality play makes no difference to me. They sound bloody stupid. I understand from you...
by Chopper
January 23rd, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Death Stranding
Replies: 146
Views: 16102

Re: Death Stranding

by Chopper
January 23rd, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9562
Views: 1308585

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

Preposterous universe more like! @flabyo found your new favourite game! That's a proper dad game, innit? Back in the day you'd see dads playing on a computer and you'd go "ooh, what you playing, man?" and it'd be something boring like that with loads of writing. :lol: Nailed it. Flabyo is getting t...
by Chopper
January 22nd, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Whatcha Been Playing?
Replies: 9562
Views: 1308585

Re: Whatcha Been Playing?

So, uh, I'm playing what is probably the complete opposite of DariusBurst......it's a browser-based game about space economics called Prosperous Universe. :( You set up a corporation on a distant planet and then start producing stuff based on the natural resources available, and plan for more settle...
by Chopper
January 20th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Videogame Deals
Replies: 1830
Views: 390001

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: 9562
Views: 1308585

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: 276
Views: 77274

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: 13
Views: 1283

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: 413
Views: 67311

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: 1696
Views: 159801

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: 21
Views: 1532

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: 36
Views: 3485

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: 9562
Views: 1308585

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: 9562
Views: 1308585

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: 276
Views: 77274

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: 2044
Views: 369411

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: 36
Views: 3485

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: 36
Views: 3485

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: 1696
Views: 159801

Re: Shmups

Thank you for the links, Clippa!
by Chopper
January 11th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Shmups
Replies: 1696
Views: 159801

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’ ...