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  1. 3 points
    I started to play guitar because of Guitar Hero 3.
  2. 3 points
    I actually theorised about this very topic in part of an article from a few months back. You might find it an interesting read! At present, I'd say Hammerfell is definitely the most likely, but it's worth considering context as to why it would make sense following Skyrim, and I delve into that here: https://www.vgr.com/will-see-empire-fall-elder-scrolls-6/
  3. 3 points
    VR in its current state isn't really suitable for E-sports. In the future, it will happen at some point but the current tech we know as VR is very gimmicky at best and is riddled with issues.
  4. 3 points
    I would like to nominate those who as far as I know haven't won a member of the month contest. @The Blackangel , @skyfire, @Aerielle del Rosario, @Bravosi, @Executor Akamia and myself included @kingpotato since I haven't won either 😆
  5. 2 points
    For me, the biggest 2 that I can think of are Zelda: Majoras Mask and [I[Zelda: Links Awakening[/I]. They both begin incredibly boring with no real direction laid out, and are just slow as hell. But once you spend an hour or 2 playing around and get a feel for the game and make a little bit of progress, they become really fun and actually quite addictive. The first disc of FF8 is slow as hell, but I can't say it turns me off from the game the way the other 2 do.
  6. 2 points

    Rage 2

    Great review, sad to know that the game is not that good.
  7. 2 points
    Check out our interview with Tymon Smektala, Lead Game Designer for Dying Light 2! https://www.vgr.com/dying-light-2-player-choice-build-ambitious-world/
  8. 2 points
    @The Blackangel I'm always happy to bait you, in a good way of course :) I think it's awesome you play FF8 over and over. The world needs more people who are able to love something so much that they continue to engage with it like that for years. @killamch89 I see what you mean, although what you said kind of is my point about Skyrim (and I say this as someone who loves playing Skyrim). There isn't much difference between a bandit camp and a dungeon save for the type of enemies, and only a few dungeons have really stand-out, unique features that I can think of. There are a few quests that stand out though, like the one where you go to fight pirates on an island, and the one with the Forsworn in Markarth. @kingpotato Good call about NV. I agree, NV actually has pretty good quest variety.
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    I'd release it as soon as possible, tbh, but I was talking about the game being called Cyberpunk 2077 and it being released on 20/7/7. It's basically free marketing (as if they need it anymore).
  11. 2 points
    Funny enough, playing Gran Tourismo and Moto GP helped me learn about certain mechanisms in a car/bike and how they work together and when certain issues happened to my bike, what was the underlying issue. I didn't gain any hobbies per se but I learned certain skills from video games.
  12. 2 points
    To be fair to Bethesda, the studio really isn't known for microtransactions. In fact, it's really only Fallout 76 and their mobile titles which have had microtransactions at all - prior to that, they had none. I don't think the mobile titles represent any sort of see change, that's pretty much to be expected from a mobile game, and I think the studio saw a hefty backlash to them in Fallout 76. Moreover, I think the biggest reason why they're in that game specifically is because it's an online multiplayer game. I'd be quite surprised to see them put microtransactions into a proper single-player title, especially since recent big games like God of War have shown they really aren't necessary for such games. Even if they did, I expect they'd be fairly minimal, and likely as a trade-off to paid DLC, as we saw with Fallout 76 - fund DLC development through microtransaction sales. That's not such a bad business model.
  13. 2 points

    Last Game Played

    Some co-op PixelJunk Monsters action with my daughter.
  14. 2 points

    Last Game Played

    Mortal Kombat 3 on an Arcade, I got my ass kicked old school style 😂
  15. 2 points
    Executor Akamia

    Last Game Played

    Monster Hunter World (Xbox One) Did some hunts with a very close friend of mine. Weekly bounties, most of them. After he had to go, I finished up my bounties. I did something I rarely do throughout the day. I went into each hunt with a different weapon. While my favorite weapons will always be Sword & Shield and (as of World) the Gunlance, when taking the Hunting Horn out with me on a solo hunt, I had been reminded just how much power that thing has behind it. I was hunting Dodogamas for the weekly bounty, and I didn't even need to sharpen before I took it out. (Don't ask how that's supposed to work with a blunt weapon...) I imagine I'd have had similar results bringing a Hammer to that particular hunt, but I'm still amazed at how effective the Hunting Horn actually is. I hear people often underestimate the thing, or just misunderstand it outright. In some ways, I prefer it over the Hammer as a blunt weapon. It's got better reach, for one. I wanna go through and master each and every one of the weapon types the game has to offer. All these varying playstyles are a lot of fun.
  16. 2 points

    Last Game Played

    Bioshock 1, Half way there I think...
  17. 2 points
    i always think its funny fallout is my escape. the apocalypse is better than real life, lol.
  18. 2 points

    Last Game Played

    Closing in on the end of Bioshock 2. I believe I’m playing the last level now, with probably just a night or two left before I’m done. Looking forward to playing Minerva’s Den after this. I’ve read so many good things about it.
  19. 2 points

    Is framerate important to you?

    Having grown up with games that ran at often less than 30 fps, it's not as important to me as a lot of newer gamers who I feel are honestly a bit spoiled in that regard. However I do care about the framerate being consistent. I don't like sudden dips.
  20. 2 points
    Matt Morgans

    Check out the VGR Weekly Recap Ep.8!

    Hi everyone, Check out episode 8 of VGR's Weekly Recap podcast as Jacob and I discuss the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot, George R.R. Martin possibly working with From Software, the Metro Exodus DLC, and a whole lot more! As always, any feedback or questions are greatly appreciated.
  21. 2 points
    I liked that move from Sony that they will still release some of their major games on the PS4 , thruth many people purchased PS4's and it will be a waste to not take advantage of that. I barely got mine last Christmas and I was loosing my mind when the PS5 was announced a few months later.
  22. 2 points
    That does sound like a pain in the ass. The triangle shape just doesn't sound like the most ideal dispersal pattern. I think devs sometimes throw in what they think of as "challenge weapons," i.e. "it's hard to use, so we'll reward you if you succeed with it." But those weapons usually are not as much fun as weapons with practical designs that make them actually effective.
  23. 2 points

    Space games

    I think multiplayer tests your capacity towards the competition. Single player is good enough to test yourself against AI but with real human, you have to compete at some point makes it fun.
  24. 2 points

    Randy Pitchford is Toxic

    I think he's only happy when he gets his ego stroked. XD
  25. 2 points

    Useless weapon in video games

    Those little pistols in Fallout games that are easy to get near the beginning, energy-based and otherwise. They're really pointless after you get a better gun. I end up with massive amounts of unused ammo for them as a result (which doubles as currency, so it's fine).
  26. 2 points

    Rage 2

    Extremely mediocre so far... In fact I would say it borders on being bad. Combat is fun at times but the enemy roster is extremely samey and not very interesting. Overall the game just lacks any of the charm and style of the first game and feels a lot more shallow and hollow. I would say in fact it ends up feeling like just another open world game with no originality at all. I do have a lot more to get into so I'll let you know when I'm writing my full review of it.
  27. 2 points
    Hi everyone, episode 7 of the VGR Weekly Recap podcast is now available on YouTube! This week, Jacob and I discuss the new partnership between Microsoft and Sony, CD Projekt Red's pledge to try and avoid unhealthy crunch, what we expect to see at E3, and more! As always, let us known if you have any questions or topics you want us to discuss next week!
  28. 2 points

    Last Game Played

    Batman Arkaham City
  29. 2 points
    Hi everyone! Earlier this year, I wrote a whole series of in-depth character & lore articles about the historical figures featuring in Total War: Three Kingdoms. When the release date was delayed, that series ended up stopping as other things took priority. Now, with one week to go before release, I'm resurrecting it, and I'll be writing a new one every single day until release! The first up in this week-long deep-dive into Three Kingdoms lore is Sima Yi, the nemesis of Zhuge Liang whose sons would go on to end the Three Kingdoms era! https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-sima-yi-strategist/ If you want to know more about the characters in Three Kingdoms, look below for all the series entries so far! I'll be adding each new article to this comment thread when it goes up throughout this week, so stay tuned! Plus, keep an eye on the VGR YouTube channel tomorrow... something a bit different from our usual podcast fare is on its way! 😉 Cao Cao - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-cao-cao/ Dian Wei - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-dian-wei/ Dong Zhuo - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-dong-zhuo/ Gongsun Zan - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-gongsun-zan/ Guan Yu - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-guan-yu/ Huang Zhong - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-huang-zhong/ Liu Bei - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-liu-bei/ Liu Biao - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-liu-biao/ Liu Zhang - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-liu-zhang/ Lu Bu - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-lu-bu/ Ma Teng - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-ma-teng/ Kong Rong - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-kong-rong/ Sun Jian - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-sun-jian/ Yuan Shao - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-yuan-shao/ Yuan Shu - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-yuan-shu/ Zhang Yan - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-zhang-yan/ Zheng Jiang - https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-zheng-jiang/
  30. 2 points
    For the most part, I'm the inverse of you, in that I always feel think that gameplay is king in my video games. That said, I can totally get into narrative-focused games, if they've got a great story and interesting characters. Put it this way, I don't mind if a game has amazing gameplay and a terrible story, but if the game has terrible gameplay and an amazing story, I find it much harder to slog through. I kinda feel like a great story is additive in video games imho. Interesting topic, though!
  31. 2 points
    Yep, that was me and the game was indeed Silent Hill back on the PS1. The iconic fog effect was used to mask the fact the PS1 found it difficult to render 3D. The decision turned out to be a hit, as obviously the fog went on to become a staple in the Konami horror franchise.
  32. 2 points
    Its hard to say for this year, Last year it was definitely battle royale.
  33. 2 points

    Possible Gaming Trends This Year?

    I actually don't really follow trends, as I dislike the latest one's. :/
  34. 1 point

    Last Game Played

    What was the last game you played and for what system(s)?
  35. 1 point
    Just about every 4X game you can think of is slow to get started. Sid Meier's Civilization, Stellaris, Space Empires... These games are long and slow to start, to the point that I'm pretty convinced the entire genre is this by definition. The problem with games like these is that you need a lot of time on your hands to be able to commit to them, at least if you want to play multiplayer, especially with more than one other person, which IMO is the most interesting side of these types of games. Of course, in single-player, you can play at your own pace and be just fine throughout, which is also quite fun.
  36. 1 point
    At the just ended Bethesda E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2019 Showcase, Todd Howard hit the stage and then he admitted that Fallout 76's launch had some serious problems. In order to revive players faith in this game, Todd Howard announced it would be getting a free Wastelanders update that would not only add human NPCs (Non-Player Characters), but also a new main quest, choices, consequences, and some new Fallout 76 best weapons and gear to the game. Here is what we extracted directly from Bethesda: "This is a long term story we’re telling. Year one was about the vault doors opening and all of you settling the wasteland. Year two is about people coming back to reclaim it. Like previous Fallout games, these characters have their own stories and goals. It’s up to you to decide how to interact with them and live with those consequences.” In the Fallout 76 preview shown, all players could embark on quests with and fight alongside NPCs, and in conversations, some certain dialogue options required statistics such as charisma and perception. The good news is, the Wastelanders update will be coming this fall to all Fallout 76 players for free. In the Fallout 76 official blog post, Bethesda elaborates on the role these NPCs will play. Two factions named the Raiders and the Settlers are trying to stake claim over Appalachia. And of course, each faction has a story to tell, and will help them earn players rewards, for example, like the latest Fallout 76 power armor edition and the best weapons. And finally, the choices players make will play into how their stories unfold. It's all up to players to decide which faction they will choose to side with. In an additional update, Fallout 76 game will also be getting a totally new battle royale mode. In the Bethesda E3 2019 conference, this mode's preview named Nuclear Winter showed vault dwellers throwing punches at one another, fighting off irradiated baddies, crafting shelters, shooting at one another, and seemingly dropping nukes in an effort to become the overseer of vault 51. For more information about Fallout 76, the battle royale mode feature 52 players who will obviously also be able to level up with exclusive perks. And sadly those perks were not shown during the conference, but we think they probably be similar to those players get with Perk cards. Now we can get a sneak peek of Nuclear Winter since it has already started June 10. Now the players can play Fallout 76 on a free trial. This trial will run from June 10 — 17.
  37. 1 point
    I'm going with $450 dollars at most because you could build an excellent budget gaming desktop with $500 and have access to emulators which allow you to play games from older consoles.
  38. 1 point
    That depends. Are we talking next gen consoles strictly, or are we talking any console from any generation? If it's next gen, then it depends on all its capabilities. Is it reverse compatible? How far? Is it DVD/Blu-ray/4K DVD? What are the specs? Will a rerelease have more capabilities (think Xbox One X)? Are there any add-ons that I would have to buy? Previous generations, it depends on what comes with it. How many games, controllers, cables, memory, etc. If it's a cartridge system, say SNES, is it the first series or second series? Is it complete in box, or just a loose console? It really varies on SO much.
  39. 1 point
    I think it looks pretty decent, personally. Always wanted a single player-focused Star Wars game in an Uncharted-esque cinematic style. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s the best thing since sliced bread, but I do like the look of it. Will go in with an open mind and see if it’s any good. I do hope that we get a great Star Wars game oneday🤞🏼
  40. 1 point
    Me too and Keanu Reeves appearance in Cyberpunk 2077
  41. 1 point


    Hello everyone! I'm new and look forward discussing video game with you guys. 🙂
  42. 1 point
    It was an amazing trailer but I can't help but wonder if that detective was high on some sort of substance because those were some pretty crazy hallucinations 🤣. It is very terrifying though and I can't wait to know more about the game.
  43. 1 point
    I always liked Foghorn Leghorn. He was just such a jackass that I couldn't help laughing. Especially when his nephew was around.
  44. 1 point
    I agree with you completely - I'm not sure what Kojima is going for here because I have way more questions. Being that Kojima is the creator of the Metal Gear Series, I'll tend to give the game a chance because Kojima usually delivers. He tends to be able to find a good balance between gameplay and storytelling so I won't jump to conclusions just yet. Another thing we are guaranteed is that the game will be completely functional from Day one.
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  46. 1 point

    Last movie watched?

    Star Wars the force awakens - 8/10
  47. 1 point
    Great job! 🙂
  48. 1 point
    Christopher Robin

    Starting a new game

    This thread's title just made me think of how I always feel like I have trouble starting a new game. Continuing a game I'm already invested in is usually the easy part, but getting past that first hump is the problem. It's the slow buildup, and sometimes hours of tutorial that prevent me from starting something, because I just wish I could be in the grove right away. Even if it's not a fault of the game design itself, it's a fault in myself because I still have to learn the mechanics of a game. Fighting games for example don't really start off slow, I can jump into fights right away if I wanted to, but I'm gonna suck at it.
  49. 1 point
    I've been saving him for one of the last lore articles - Zhuge Liang, the Sleeping Dragon himself! https://www.vgr.com/total-war-three-kingdoms-heroes-zhuge-liang-dragon/
  50. 1 point
    @Executor Akamia @The Blackangel I was expecting responses about specific moments in terms of writing in single player games for some reason, but your responses emphasize an important point. The most memorable moments in games are often the ones we make. "Also replaying a favorite game that you were sure you knew everything about, only to discover something that advances your character that you never knew about." Those are always some of my favorite moments! My mind is always blown by just how much there is to discover.
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