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Playing through the career mode of NFS:U and things just suddenly got really freakin' hard.

I can't remember what level I'm at but I want to say 60 or 70....
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TheGeekRedneck Wrote:Isn't Bully a RockStar game?

I think whatever engine they use is royally screwed up on some setups. For instance L.A. Noire has this super annoying bug when you set it to 1080p @ 60hz.... it does this weird thing where the screen flickers, there is crazy input lag, and the entire screen has this weird sepia tone to it. The only fix I've found is to set it to 1080p @ 30hz, then change it back to 60hz. You have to do this each time you launch the damn game....

For LA Noire, make sure you're running the DX9 version of the game instead of the DX11, I had a bunch of issues with the DX11 version.

Bully uses the Gamebryo engine (RenderWare for the original PS2 version), not the RAGE engine sadly, and I believe LA Noire does use RAGE but couldn't find anything saying so, only that it used Havok for physics. Also LA Noire wasn't developed by Rockstar, only published.
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Overwheat Wrote:For LA Noire, make sure you're running the DX9 version of the game instead of the DX11, I had a bunch of issues with the DX11 version.

Bully uses the Gamebryo engine (RenderWare for the original PS2 version), not the RAGE engine sadly, and I believe LA Noire does use RAGE but couldn't find anything saying so, only that it used Havok for physics. Also LA Noire wasn't developed by Rockstar, only published.

Ohh.... uh.... well YOU KNOW WHAT?

DATA DIES! And so does DUMBLEDORE!
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On race 84 of 111 in the career mode of NFS: Underground.... holy freakin shizzballs it's hard. No matter what I do I can't seem to win it. Stuck for two days now...
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OG Borderlands.

A friend picked it up, and Gearbox finally replaced Gamespy with Steamworks for MP, so I created a new character (Lilith) and have been running through the game with her a bit.
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I haven't had much time for any serious gaming, but I have been on a mission to play through Banjo-Kazooie on the N64. Goddamn, it's a lot harder than I thought it would be!
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Finally started Wolfenstein: The New Order last night. So far, it's exactly the type of game I was expecting, and I love it.
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TheGeekRedneck Wrote:I haven't had much time for any serious gaming, but I have been on a mission to play through Banjo-Kazooie on the N64. Goddamn, it's a lot harder than I thought it would be!

Hadn't played it in a couple months, but picked back up on my save game last night. I've got 9 out of 10 jiggies in Click Clock Woods with the last jiggy being the one for the freaking Jinjos (which I hate). After I get this last jiggy it will be time for Grunty's Funtime Freakshow or whatever the hell it's called.


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I got the last Jiggy in Click Clock Woods!!! w00t w00t!!!!




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Then I had to go back and re-visit some levels in order to increase my score of musical notes to get 882, which would unlock the last note door in the game and give me double life. (It turns your honeycombs red and makes them last twice as long). You absolutely need this to defeat that bitch Gruntilda....




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I DID IT!!!! I beat Gruntilda!!! I decided not to post any screens of the boss battle with Gruntilda, it's just too epic to spoil. I'll tell you this.... it's freaking hard as hell. Probably one of the most difficult battles in a game I've ever played.



What do I play next? My cousin and little brother want me to move right on to Banjo-Tooie, but I think I might give myself a break from that and either play Borderlands 2 on the PC or something else. :p
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You wants some BL2 co-op? I can give you some BL2 co-op.
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Somehow I got suckered into playing Final Fantasy VII (on the PC).... this would be the first FF game I've ever played. The closest I've ever come to playing a Final Fantasy game would be Super Mario RPG....

There is definitely a learning curve, but the story is pretty interesting...
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.....and now I've been playing Final Fantasy XIII for the PC since someone was kind enough to buy it for me. Holy wow talk about gorgeous...

Amazingly pretty game and you guys know I love eye candy. Learning curve is a pain, I don't really 'get' the Paradigm system and just find it annoying in general. But I'm loving the story and I totally have the hots for Vanille....

I never did finish Final Fantasy VII, although I got a whole bunch of the rare materia and the golden chocobo.
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Whats this "gaming" you guys talk of?
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Seeing Sorce update his gaming backlog thread and I realize yet again I have so so soooo freaking much to play.

The last game I played was Final Fantasy XIII and it was pretty great, but I last played over a month ago because Real Life has been taking up most of my time. Sad
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I'm currently playing 'Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition'. My little brother gifted it to me a few days ago and so I felt like I needed to at least give it a try and show him I appreciated it.... and I'm actually quite enjoying it!

Think metroidvania style platformer, with a really unique art style... and a superb sense of humor!
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Re-playing the original F.E.A.R.

Must be that time of year, I think.
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Restarted Final Fantasy XIII about a week ago and am now heavy into it...

I've never been a fan of these types of games (save for the original 'Super Mario RPG'). Turn based RPGs and JRPGs in particular just never seemed to grab my attention growing up so I totally missed out on all of the NES and SNES era Final Fantasy games. Then around a year ago my cousin asked for FFVII for the PC so I found a copy and hooked him up, and ended up getting hooked on it while I was testing it out on his machine. I pretty much finished that game except for beating Sepiroth (the final boss) because it was just so unbelievably difficult - but the story was amazing.

So then earlier last year that same cousin gifted ME Final Fantasy XIII on Steam and I figured I owed it to him to at least give it a try. I was pretty much immediately hooked on the story and the insane amount of eye candy the game had to offer... the PC port is a few years old now (the original PS3 and Xbox 360 versions date back to 2010) and I can honestly say it's one of the prettiest games I've ever seen. Super colorful and richly detailed characters and environment that look simply gorgeous on my 4K TV - rendered AT 4k.

The story has me totally hooked too.... it's rich with legend and lore and has this post apocalyptic sort of vibe that I uber love.

I'm going to probably post a more detailed review in my backlog thread when I finish the game, but ..... hey it's what I'm currently playing! Big Grin
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Wow, haven't posted here in awhile!

Final Fantasy XIII? I beateded it! I want to re-iterate that before this I had only played Final Fantasy VII on the PC, and even that was only around two years ago. Before that? None. Never tried or was interested in the NES, SNES, and PSX games... I always thought they were boring compared to the likes of Zelda and Mario.

I was wrong.

Final Fantasy XIII has a fairly engrossing story and although the gameplay can be frustrating, the rewards are worth it. Graphics are simply beautiful even several years after it's release on the PC - and despite what you might have heard it has full support for 4K resolutions. It's one hell of a piece of eye candy! The soundtrack is even better - it's magnificent and memorable, even emotional. The main theme entitled "The Promise" has sections that literally give me goosebumps. I could easily (and DO) listen to it outside of the game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxSXm8qGjS8

This isn't the review I promised, but just my quick thoughts on the game. I actually finished it a few months ago. Smile
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What am I playing now?

Titan Quest with the Immortal Throne expansion pack (by all rights these two should never even be sold separately). Yes, this game came out in 2008. Yes, you've heard me rave about it before. Yes, you should play it.

I've played through the game at least three times before since it released and yet it still isn't tiring. Especially if you can find at least one other person to play through it co-op. This is easily one of the best click-n-loot style games ever, right up there with Diablo and all of it's sequels. And the graphics still look pretty damn good today.

My reasons for replaying it now are twofold:

1. I recently bought Grim Dawn, a spiritual successor of sorts that was made by ex Iron Lore employees. I wanted to refresh my fond memories of what Titan Quest had to offer before I dive into Grim Dawn to make a comparison.
2. Crate is also working on an update patch for Titan Quest, adding things like ultra high resolution support, additional graphics features, and fixing several long standing bugs. I joined the beta group on Steam and am playtesting.

If you've never played Titan Quest you absolutely owe it to yourself to at least give it a good try. It simply does not disappoint!
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Reigns.

It's a phone game where the object is to rule as King as long as possible before you die. Gameplay consists of swiping left or right for decisions, and everything affects your 4 stats: Religion, The People, Military, and Treasury. Of course, not everything is all good or all bad; for example starting a Crusade is "a very lucrative way to thin the population".

For $2.99 it's pretty fun, and if you run those Google Surveys like I do, the game was essentially "free" to buy.
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Still playing BL2 as the Mechromancer, on True Vault Hunter Mode at the moment (i.e. second playthrough). I just unlocked Eridium Blight and did the LOTR Easter egg quest ... got some purplz (though they were all non-DPUH pistols, so they were useless to me), and got the Fragger head. I've applied the Green Meanie skin because GREEN.
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I started replaying the original Borderlands three or four days ago...

Last time I played as Mordecai (named 'Captain Pants'), this time I'm trying Lilith who I've aptly named 'MJ RottenCrotch'. Despite the Siren having advantages using SMGs I still tend to gravitate towards using sniper rifles because I just love getting one shot kills so much. :lol:

Her Phasewalk skill is kind of neat but I hardly ever remember to use it.
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https://gbatemp.net/threads/zelda-windwa...od.427010/

I'm about to start replaying The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker!

The way I see it I had a few choices:

1. Dig out one of the FOUR GameCubes that I own, and play the original Gamecube release on real hardware. Tempting because I love authenticity and that wonderful purple cube so much... any excuse to get out the real hardware delights the hell out of me!

2. Same as above, but use a Wii in GC mode - luckily my Wii (I only own one myself, but want to get more) is one of the RVL-001 models before they cut out Gamecube compatability.

3. Load up the latest version of CEMU, the Wii U emulator, find a copy of the Wii U release (Aptly labeled "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD" and play it that way. While CEMU has come a long way especially in the last two years, there ARE still a few graphical quirks that can crop up. Plus there are the issues with controlling it since I believe it does use the Wii U gamepad screen functionality in some small fashion. Meh...

4. Play the Gamecube release, but on the PC using Dolphin. For those of you who don't know, Dolphin is THE Wii / Gamecube emulator for the PC. It's such a good emulator that it runs almost everything perfectly. In addition, many enterprising and dedicated developers have actually developed high definition texture packs and modifications to the Wii/GC library that make certain games look and play better than they ever did even on original hardware.

I think I'm choosing option 4!

So I found my original copy of The Wind Waker for the cube, and just downloaded the definitive HD graphics and gameplay mod for the game found here.

I even plan on using a real GC controller to play this instead of my trusty Xbox One S wireless controller, assuming I can find my little USB to N64/GC/PS2 adaptoid thing that I know I have stashed somewhere in my garage PC parts bins. Big Grin

Sample gameplay video of the mod in action (Not my video):

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Well, in a last minute change of plans I decided to throw caution to the wind (waker) and 'aquired' a copy of Wind Waker HD for the WiiU, setup Cemu (WiiU emulator), and have now started playing the much acclaimed WiiU port of Wind Waker - dubbed "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD".

So far they didn't change the game much - the core gameplay and cell shaded graphical style from the original release on the Gamecube is still very much intact. What they did add were slight enhancements like bloom, and more shadowing with some really nice blending and lighting effects. I've heard there are a few gameplay enhancements further in the story (like they cut the final Triforce quest down quite a bit because it was so tedious), but I haven't gotten that far yet.

In fact, I'm embarrassed to say I'm quite stuck right now! I got to Dragonroost Island and threw the little birdie girl up on a ledge and can't figure out what to do from there. I'm going to try again tonight but I may have to resort to looking up what to do next. As I get older I get worse and worse at figuring this shit out... LOL. I know I played the game completely through on the Gamecube though... fifteen years ago!
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I'm currently playing The Witcher. Plan on playing 2 and 3 as well. I'm taking my time because I've never played it before. I'm not expecting miracles for the graphics on the first one, but I suspect I'll enjoy 2 and 3 with the 1070 Smile

After The Witcher series I'm not sure if I should replay Wolfenstein: The Old Blood/The New Order and go into II, go to the F.E.A.R series, go to Far Cry, or replay Crysis (because "does it run Crysis" is probably a resounding "yes" on the 1070).
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Finished the first Witcher. Next I'm on to the second one, of course.
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Huh. Haven't posted in this thread in a while.

Finished Witcher 2 a while ago. Now I'm on 3. Have finished a chunk of the main story, and Hearts of Stone. Neck-deep in Blood and Wine now, grinding out some XP and getting some good gear to make progressing toward the endgame easier.

On particularly stressful days I find myself firing up BL2. I started a second playthrough with the Gaige character from my Twitch series.

However ... I completely forgot that it was Diablo III Season 14, so I quickly rolled a new seasonal character. Took me 6-ish hours to get to 70 and paragon 32 doing bounties and rifts. Of course, the season ends tomorrow, so it'll all be for naught once the next season starts.
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Seeing as the PCs have been all packed away in the garage for the last two months (because of the slab leak and resulting new tile floor install), the only thing I've been playing recently is good old Plants vs. Zombies.

I was so pissed when I installed it the other day, EA has hidden the "Paid" version from the Play Store, and only made available the freemium version. Loaded with ads, and other annoying shit, it's turned the game to absolute shit. Get this - at the start of every round a flashing rake falls down the screen and when you click it it offers you a rake if you watch a video ad.

Luckily I was able to find a link to the old paid version which is hidden on the Play Store but still accessible.
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Disney Heros Battlemode. And I started playing STO and SW:TOR again. I haven't had my pc hooked up in about 7 years...
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Playing Diablo III at the moment, on my seasonal monk. Grinding Torment IV now, probably going to bump it up to VII so I can finish Chapter 5 of the season journey and get whatever rewards there were.

Other than that, last game I finished was Wolfenstein: The New Order. Next in the queue is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
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