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What are you playing?

Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Desides, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I've also picked up Elden Ring. Its pretty tough but I'm finding it enjoyable. It took me 30 tries to beat the Crucible Knight gaol last night. However, I feel a lot better at the game after that fight. That fight teaches you to dodge INTO attacks rather than back.

    It's more Souls than Borne (which makes sense). The best part of Bloodborne was that nifty sidestep that replaced the Souls-roll. BB was my first Souls game and while it's recommended as a good entry point for those looking to get into the series, man I've missed that sidestep in some of the following entries I played.

    I've cleared all of Limgrave and have made my way south into the Weeping Peninsula. I'm about 20 hours in, around level 40. I'm not the biggest fan of fail-states so I've been paying attention to the guides regarding NPC quests and which order to do them. I don't want to kill the feeling of exploration so I'll explore an area of the map, and then when I feel like I'm done with an area, I'll check a guide to make sure I didn't miss anything.
     
  2. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I'm still playing Elden Ring. I'm about 100 hours in, a shade below level 100, and only about 3/5 through the game. It's really really massive. I'm doing a STR/INT build because it's unique and having a good time switching up weapons and their respective skills throughout the playthrough.

    Nothing gets your blood pumping like a boss fight in this game. Luckily I've been able to beat most my first try. I've found most of them pretty fair so far. My favorite weapon has been the Greatsword which looks like Guts' great sword from the Berserk manga. Pretty cool.
     
  3. Deus ex dolphin

    Deus ex dolphin Well-Known Member

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    Back yet again to No Man's Sky with the Outlaw and Leviathan expeditions. Stray is on my radar next month, but I am tempted to go back to Horizon: Forbidden West with the new game+ option.
     
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  4. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I look forward to checking out no man's sky in the future. It looks so much better now in videos than when I played it.
     
  5. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    Did anyone else go for it and upgrade their Playstation account? I wasn't honestly planning on it, but it was only $27 for me to do it through December, so I said what the hell why nort? A couple of games I haven't played before make it worth it.
     
  6. Stitches

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    Nope, already have game pass, not interested in another service on playstation really.
     
  7. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I have Red Dead Redemption 2 a try, and confirmed pretty clearly that I was correct that I wouldn't like it. Very glad that I didn't pay for it.
     
  8. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito.

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    Playing Humankind. They made a few updates that make the game more fun.
     
  9. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I finally got my PS5 :up:

    Randomly going to Target's Ap most days at 8am finally paid off. My local store didn't have any, but one about an hour's drive did. So I put into my cart and checked out and boom, I'm at home setting it up. Its like ten holidays wrapped into one, lol.

    I got the version that comes with Horizon Forbidden West, so I'm downloading that now, and I bought Gran Turismo 7. After that I'll see how much space I have left and what else I can fit onto the hard drive to check out.
     
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  10. Deus ex dolphin

    Deus ex dolphin Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the club, Unlucky13! Hopefully Sony can meet demand later this year, I got my PS5 at launch and never thought most people would have so much trouble getting one well over a year later.

    I was never really tempted to upgrade my Playstation account, that extra money will go toward PSVR2 at some point.
     
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  11. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I don't think I'll ever be into VR. I don't even play first person perspective games, and my eyes are pretty bad.
     
  12. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I am going to spend the $400 for the VR just to play Beat Saber.

    Which fits since I mostly use my $500 PS5 for CrunchyRoll and my $2000 Television for YouTube
     
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  13. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    You could do that with a Meta Quest 2 for less.
     
  14. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    A new console in the house is kind of like minor league promotions in baseball. One things leads to another, and everyone moves up.

    The PS5 becomes my gaming system in the man cave in my basement, and becomes the one plugged directly into the router via ethernet cable.

    The PS4 moves from the basement to the main level, and joins the Switch there as my kids (and often wife's) systems.

    The PS3 moves to the second story kid/rec area that we have, and now we have gaming consoles and blu ray players on every level of the house.

    And the Wii, which had been disconnected anyways, is moving to my mother in law's house.
     
  15. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito.

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    I COULD however, I am an American. I overspend based on brand. Plus **** Meta.
     
  16. Stitches

    Stitches ThePhin's Biggest Killjoy Luxury Box

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    I can charge you more on the secondary market if it helps, and you'd be able to get it now. That seems American too. :)
     
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  17. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito.

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    Only if you throw in some crypto
     
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  18. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I'm only a few hours into Horizon Forbidden West, but wow. Not only does the game pick up where the first one left off seamlessly, the cut scenes are breathtaking. They're easily and absolutely better than any animated movie I've ever seen. Just phenomenal.
     
  19. Deus ex dolphin

    Deus ex dolphin Well-Known Member

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    My favorite game of the PS5 generation, though it is early.
     
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  20. Stitches

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    I can definitely part with some PolkaDot.
     
  21. invid

    invid Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Really happy for you!
     
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  22. Unlucky 13

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    Thank you! I'm really enjoying it. What an enormous step up from the base PS4.
     
  23. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team DeVante Club Member

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    I booted my PS5 up this morning, started playing Horizon, and about 15 minutes in, the console makes a brief high pitched scream, the screen turns blue, then black, then fades out, and the orange light on the console slowly fades off. It wouldn't turn back on. Went through self help online, then called tech support. Apparently a rare, but known issue, and I could send it away to get fixed with no timetable on the return.

    But, I only bought it ten days ago, so I checked with my local Target and luckily they had three in stock. So, I bought another one, and returned the first one, and I'm now setting up PS5 #2. Hopefully my luck is better with this one! I feel both cursed and blessed at the same time.

    I do think that I'm going to be very cautious with rest mode now, after reading that it can be a factor.
     

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