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What game(s) are you playing now?

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » March 9th, 2013, 6:56 pm

Just realized that we have a book and music version for this but not games. Although it definitely won't be as active as the other 2, no harm in making a thread about it.

I only play like 30 minutes to an hour a week these days but I'm in the middle of Tomb Raider 2 which is very fun, and started The Longest Journey today. The jokes for that game is pretty bad but from what I've played so far I think it might be good.
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Post by joachimt » March 9th, 2013, 8:23 pm

The last time I played a game on a computer or Wi or whatever is at least ten years ago. I see no fun in that. To me it's a complete waste of time. When I say that to teenagers I always get the respone: "And watching thousands of movies isn't a waste of time?" :P

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Post by Sir Plebeian » March 9th, 2013, 9:09 pm

joachimt on Mar 9 2013, 01:23:00 PM wrote:The last time I played a game on a computer or Wi or whatever is at least ten years ago. I see no fun in that. To me it's a complete waste of time. When I say that to teenagers I always get the respone: "And watching thousands of movies isn't a waste of time?" :P

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I hate to say it, but that is a valid argument :D

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Post by joachimt » March 9th, 2013, 9:16 pm

Sir Plebeian on Mar 9 2013, 02:09:10 PM wrote:
joachimt on Mar 9 2013, 01:23:00 PM wrote:The last time I played a game on a computer or Wi or whatever is at least ten years ago. I see no fun in that. To me it's a complete waste of time. When I say that to teenagers I always get the respone: "And watching thousands of movies isn't a waste of time?" :P

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I hate to say it, but that is a valid argument :D
Absolutely true and therefor I never have a good response to it. :lol:
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Post by Kasparius » March 9th, 2013, 9:18 pm

joachimt on Mar 9 2013, 02:16:07 PM wrote:
Sir Plebeian on Mar 9 2013, 02:09:10 PM wrote:
joachimt on Mar 9 2013, 01:23:00 PM wrote:The last time I played a game on a computer or Wi or whatever is at least ten years ago. I see no fun in that. To me it's a complete waste of time. When I say that to teenagers I always get the respone: "And watching thousands of movies isn't a waste of time?" :P

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I hate to say it, but that is a valid argument :D
Absolutely true and therefor I never have a good response to it. :lol:
I actually think if you're watching great movies that are intellectually stimulating, then it's absolutely better. However there are also a handful of games (and actually I think there are more and more of those) that are really very smart and are absolutely not a waste of time (or at least they are as good of a waste of time as a good movie or book)

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Post by Sir Plebeian » March 9th, 2013, 9:21 pm

Kasparius on Mar 9 2013, 02:18:10 PM wrote:
joachimt on Mar 9 2013, 02:16:07 PM wrote:
Sir Plebeian on Mar 9 2013, 02:09:10 PM wrote:I hate to say it, but that is a valid argument :D
Absolutely true and therefor I never have a good response to it. :lol:
I actually think if you're watching great movies that are intellectually stimulating, then it's absolutely better. However there are also a handful of games (and actually I think there are more and more of those) that are really very smart and are absolutely not a waste of time (or at least they are as good of a waste of time as a good movie or book)
I guess you could also take the argument that through video games you are building a better hand eye coordination. I also read this article that people who play video games are able to process much more info at once than people who don’t play them, granted processing a bunch of info is not always a good thing, as you can’t put your full power into one thing.

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Post by sebby » March 9th, 2013, 10:06 pm

There are a number of baseball players that play a certain video game (forget what it's called) simply b/c it's supposed to improve HEC so much.

But yeah, I would agree that video games are a much larger waste of time than most pastimes. That's not to say they have no value, though -- I play video games to unwind, recharge my batteries so to speak. I'd much rather play video games after a long hard day than watch a movie or read a book for that reason.

To answer the OP, I am playing Uncharted 3. It's pretty good. Not as great as the second one, but a lot better than the first which I found to be pretty mediocre.

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Post by Sir Plebeian » March 9th, 2013, 10:08 pm

:facepalm: PS4 can't come fast enough!

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Post by Kasparius » March 9th, 2013, 11:28 pm

sebby on Mar 9 2013, 03:06:38 PM wrote:There are a number of baseball players that play a certain video game (forget what it's called) simply b/c it's supposed to improve HEC so much.

But yeah, I would agree that video games are a much larger waste of time than most pastimes. That's not to say they have no value, though -- I play video games to unwind, recharge my batteries so to speak. I'd much rather play video games after a long hard day than watch a movie or read a book for that reason.

To answer the OP, I am playing Uncharted 3. It's pretty good. Not as great as the second one, but a lot better than the first which I found to be pretty mediocre.
I like the third as much as the 2nd, at first not, but once the boat level showed up, my jaw dropped. Pure insanity.

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Post by sebby » March 9th, 2013, 11:31 pm

Kasparius on Mar 9 2013, 04:28:09 PM wrote:
sebby on Mar 9 2013, 03:06:38 PM wrote:There are a number of baseball players that play a certain video game (forget what it's called) simply b/c it's supposed to improve HEC so much.

But yeah, I would agree that video games are a much larger waste of time than most pastimes. That's not to say they have no value, though -- I play video games to unwind, recharge my batteries so to speak. I'd much rather play video games after a long hard day than watch a movie or read a book for that reason.

To answer the OP, I am playing Uncharted 3. It's pretty good. Not as great as the second one, but a lot better than the first which I found to be pretty mediocre.
I like the third as much as the 2nd, at first not, but once the boat level showed up, my jaw dropped. Pure insanity.
I just started the boat level last night. It's definitely a huge step up from all the wanky puzzles of the previous few levels.

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Post by Kasparius » March 9th, 2013, 11:42 pm

sebby on Mar 9 2013, 04:31:38 PM wrote:
Kasparius on Mar 9 2013, 04:28:09 PM wrote:
sebby on Mar 9 2013, 03:06:38 PM wrote:There are a number of baseball players that play a certain video game (forget what it's called) simply b/c it's supposed to improve HEC so much.

But yeah, I would agree that video games are a much larger waste of time than most pastimes. That's not to say they have no value, though -- I play video games to unwind, recharge my batteries so to speak. I'd much rather play video games after a long hard day than watch a movie or read a book for that reason.

To answer the OP, I am playing Uncharted 3. It's pretty good. Not as great as the second one, but a lot better than the first which I found to be pretty mediocre.
I like the third as much as the 2nd, at first not, but once the boat level showed up, my jaw dropped. Pure insanity.
I just started the boat level last night. It's definitely a huge step up from all the wanky puzzles of the previous few levels.
Everything after that is better.

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Post by mightysparks » March 10th, 2013, 2:47 am

I just keep replaying Portal 2 at the moment (I finished it again last night, but I'm sure I'll start it up again soon enough). And playing some community maps. I'm in a mood at the moment where I don't feel like doing anything, but Portal 2 is keeping me happy.
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Post by Rich » March 10th, 2013, 2:50 am

Just started the Mass Effect's for the first time. Pretty good so far.

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Post by mightysparks » March 10th, 2013, 3:07 am

I've been wanting to play Mass Effect, but they're too expensive so I've been waiting for them to have a sale :P
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Post by Rich » March 10th, 2013, 3:45 am

mightysparks on Mar 9 2013, 08:07:13 PM wrote:I've been wanting to play Mass Effect, but they're too expensive so I've been waiting for them to have a sale :P
Why can't you get them used?

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Post by mightysparks » March 10th, 2013, 3:51 am

Rich on Mar 9 2013, 08:45:52 PM wrote:
mightysparks on Mar 9 2013, 08:07:13 PM wrote:I've been wanting to play Mass Effect, but they're too expensive so I've been waiting for them to have a sale :P
Why can't you get them used?
Coz I've been trying to only buy stuff through Steam :P
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Post by Armoreska » March 10th, 2013, 11:50 pm

Sir Plebeian on Mar 9 2013, 02:09:10 PM wrote:I guess you could also take the argument that through video games you are building a better hand eye coordination.
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Post by mightysparks » March 11th, 2013, 1:42 am

AudioSurf is fun, but it feels kind of pointless after a while :P I started playing Mark of the Ninja the other day, but need to get back to it. Have also started playing Braid and a little bit of Miasmata yesterday, but it was laggy and frustrating me so I stopped. Also need to get back to TF2, but every time I've tried recently every server I get put into either has no players or is laggy as hell.
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Post by tommy_leazaq » March 11th, 2013, 7:38 am

I was a game maniac till 7-8 years ago. Favorite games were EA Sports (any game), GTA series and NFS series. Completed till GTA San Andreas and NFS Undercover. Then lots inetrest in games (mostly because of my not-so-up-to-date PC) and become a movie addict. Was never a fan of console games.

Now just occasionally playing EA Cricket 2002 for nostalgic feeling.

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Post by afirm » March 11th, 2013, 10:51 am

I hardly play computer games anymore. I always get a bad consciense when I turn on Football Manager or any other video games, because I know I have a lot of work to do on so many lists.. And I don't get any checks by playing computer games.

The last game I played was Skyrim, which I actually played for some hours. I was mostly because I liked Oblivion and Morrowind.
If I visit friends we sometimes play Fifa, but nothing regular. And also a yearly game of Age of Empires II.

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Post by L46R » March 11th, 2013, 12:34 pm

The Last games i played was Fallout New Vegas, LEGO Batman and Diablo II again!

Why don't we make a icm board favorites video-games, making lists on IMDB?
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Post by mightysparks » March 11th, 2013, 12:37 pm

I never seem to finish games so I'd feel like my list wasn't honest :P
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Post by L46R » March 11th, 2013, 12:43 pm

mightysparks on Mar 11 2013, 06:37:29 AM wrote:I never seem to finish games so I'd feel like my list wasn't honest :P
No list would be completely honest, I love the retro arcade games, probably not the best but entertain me more than others, could try... :)

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Post by tommy_leazaq » March 11th, 2013, 12:50 pm

These are the only games I have finished fully.

NFS Underground
NFS Underground 2
NFS Most Wanted
NFS Carbon
NFS Undercover

GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas

Farenheit (aka Indigo Prophecy)
Quantum of Solace
Call of Duty 1
FIFA 2005
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Post by Rich » March 11th, 2013, 12:51 pm

L46R on Mar 11 2013, 06:34:56 AM wrote:The Last games i played was Fallout New Vegas, LEGO Batman and Diablo II again!

Why don't we make a icm board favorites video-games, making lists on IMDB?
My list would be so old school.

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Post by tommy_leazaq » March 11th, 2013, 12:52 pm

Rich on Mar 11 2013, 06:51:12 AM wrote:
L46R on Mar 11 2013, 06:34:56 AM wrote:The Last games i played was Fallout New Vegas, LEGO Batman and Diablo II again!

Why don't we make a icm board favorites video-games, making lists on IMDB?
My list would be so old school.
Surely not as mine..

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Post by mightysparks » March 11th, 2013, 1:01 pm

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Post by L46R » March 11th, 2013, 1:05 pm

tommy_leazaq on Mar 11 2013, 06:52:39 AM wrote:
Rich on Mar 11 2013, 06:51:12 AM wrote:
L46R on Mar 11 2013, 06:34:56 AM wrote:The Last games i played was Fallout New Vegas, LEGO Batman and Diablo II again!

Why don't we make a icm board favorites video-games, making lists on IMDB?
My list would be so old school.
Surely not as mine..
I'm from the old school, like I said I love the retro arcade games, I had the Master System II and thanks to emulators I've played games from NES, SNES, PSX games like Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, Tomb Raider or Abe's Odysee ... and I've played PC games too. Could be curious our combined list.

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Post by L46R » March 11th, 2013, 1:06 pm

mightysparks on Mar 11 2013, 07:01:49 AM wrote:I had a rough attempt: http://www.imdb.com/list/BH8ESUkMKko/
that's the mentality

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Post by Rich » March 11th, 2013, 1:10 pm

L46R on Mar 11 2013, 07:05:41 AM wrote:
tommy_leazaq on Mar 11 2013, 06:52:39 AM wrote:
Rich on Mar 11 2013, 06:51:12 AM wrote:My list would be so old school.
Surely not as mine..
I'm from the old school, like I said I love the retro arcade games, I had the Master System II and thanks to emulators I've played games from NES, SNES, PSX games like Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, Tomb Raider or Abe's Odysee ... and I've played PC games too. Could be curious our combined list.
Yea, I grew up in the NES/SNES/Genesis era.

And this is the first time I've seen Audrey Hepburn with a ball gag.

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Post by L46R » March 11th, 2013, 1:13 pm

Rich on Mar 11 2013, 07:10:17 AM wrote:
L46R on Mar 11 2013, 07:05:41 AM wrote:
tommy_leazaq on Mar 11 2013, 06:52:39 AM wrote:Surely not as mine..
I'm from the old school, like I said I love the retro arcade games, I had the Master System II and thanks to emulators I've played games from NES, SNES, PSX games like Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, Tomb Raider or Abe's Odysee ... and I've played PC games too. Could be curious our combined list.
Yea, I grew up in the NES/SNES/Genesis era.

And this is the first time I've seen Audrey Hepburn with a ball gag.
We could have our own Donkey Kong Country Mafia, awesome game!

I'll work on my own list and when 1001 ends, maybe I propose to organize it.
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Post by mightysparks » March 11th, 2013, 1:16 pm

I grew up with a Nintendo 64. I never liked the PS and the Xbox controller was always too big for my hands until the 360 came out and I had bigger hands :P I would always generally ignore games unless I saw someone playing and thought it looked interesting, so I missed out on a lot of games. I'm catching up with some PC games now, and starting to pay attention to what's popular to try out some different ones.
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Post by MartCous » March 12th, 2013, 12:20 am

Nice list mightysparks, but how could you rank Ruby as the highest Pokemon game :(

I personally used to be very much into games younger until at some point my computer stopped being able to handle new games and I guess I lost interest.

Here's an attempt to make a personal list: http://www.imdb.com/list/0tMzcmDOoxQ

It'd be really cool to see a iCM Forum Top 100 video-games list or something similar.

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Post by brokenface » March 12th, 2013, 12:31 am

I'm fairly limited in my gaming experience. Mostly 90s -_-

http://www.imdb.com/list/5L7ZkyGFmeA/

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Post by MartCous » March 12th, 2013, 12:35 am

brokenface on Mar 11 2013, 06:31:55 PM wrote:I'm fairly limited in my gaming experience. Mostly 90s -_-

http://www.imdb.com/list/5L7ZkyGFmeA/
Oh wow, Mario Kart Double Dash. :wub: I had forgotten about that one!
Now I'm not sure if I prefer 64 or Double Dash. I had tons of fun with both.

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Post by brokenface » March 12th, 2013, 12:42 am

did play various other versions & they're all great but Gamecube is the only Nintendo I ever owned. and Mario Kart Double Dash is pretty much all I played :D

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Post by MartCous » March 12th, 2013, 12:48 am

brokenface on Mar 11 2013, 06:42:10 PM wrote:did play various other versions & they're all great but Gamecube is the only Nintendo I ever owned. and Mario Kart Double Dash is pretty much all I played :D
Any version but the Wii's is great. I find the newest one to be way too much based on pure luck than anything else, makes it less enjoyable.

Anyways, to get back on topic: I pretty much only have the time to play games in the bus these days, so I've been replaying the Yu-Gi-Oh handheld games; I just beat Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul (GBA).

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » March 12th, 2013, 1:30 am

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Post by brokenface » March 12th, 2013, 1:33 am

ArthurYanthar on Mar 11 2013, 07:30:56 PM wrote:My list: http://rateyourmusic.com/list/ArthurYan ... deo_games/
wow I've literally never played a single game on your list :unsure:

oh wait, except Donkey Kong :thumbsup:
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » March 12th, 2013, 1:35 am

So no one here played Lucas Arts adventures in the early 90s? You guys make me sad, Day of The Tentacle, Grim Fandango, Monkey Island, those were the best. I'd make a list but it'd be really skewed towards pre-2000 stuff.

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