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  1. 4 points
    I nominate @Shagger @Crazycrab @StaceyPowers @skyfire @killamch89 @Alyxx
  2. 3 points
    The Blackangel

    I'm officially retiring from gaming

    Well, it's time. I hate to do it, so I just want to say one last thing to everyone here before I leave the forum... APRIL FOOLS!!!!
  3. 3 points
    The Blackangel

    I'm gonna pop my cherry

    I've finally decided to take the plunge. When I post again on this thread I'll no longer be a virgin. I'm going to play Skyrim for the first time. I'll let everyone know how it goes.
  4. 3 points
    I noticed that @DylanC posted a topic "Games you love that no-one else likes" (LINK). But as far as I can tell, there was no thread for the opposite. Since every Ying needs a Yang I decided to start it myself. So here it is, a thread to bash the games that everyone seems to love that you can't stand. That particular game gets a bunch of praise from your fellow gamers and/or a ton of awards from critics and you can't figure out why. The games or genres that your friends are all playing that you can't get into. Maybe even an upcoming release that has everyone hyped, but your not interested and your sick of hearing about it! I'll start with a selection of mine: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor As a fan of open-world action games like Assassins Creed and as well as Lord of the Rings, this is a game that should have been right up my ally and seemed to please everyone else but I was VERY disappointed. What I expected from the trailers was a game where you where a lone Gonorian Ranger that would have to use stealth and strategy to combat the hordes of Orcs in Mordor. The game in truth is more like... actually no... EXACTLY like this! You were so ridiculously overpowered and the stealth detection was so hilariously broken that the only aspect that is any legitimate threat to you is you own lapsing concentration! You can sprint straight across open fields and through crowds still get stealth kills, be surrounded by and slaying dozens of enemies that will barley score any hits, they will lose track of you after breaking the line of sight for only a few of seconds and even if you do manage to die it doesn’t even matter since you are resurrected with the enemy Orcs raising level which you'll likely be welcoming. Then there's the story and characters which are even worse, their so bland and that an hour after playing I couldn’t even remember anything that happened except for the truly atrocious ending. How the fuck did this get an 8.0 user score on metacrtic? The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild There is a lot of positive things to say about this game from it's visual and sound design, combat, brilliant AI, the fun puzzles and very well designed levels. But, it is also one of the most frustrating gaming experiences I have ever had in my entire life. For everything that is great, there is something else needlessly tedious or hair-pullingly annoying. Not to mention I blew about £300 on it, a Switch and accessories in order to play it! The most consistent complaint I hear is the breakable weapons and that is irritating but for me, the biggest was the sheer size and design of the map. It makes the simple process of going from A to B a total pain in the ass. Mounts are useless since there is a deep chasm, sheer cliff or a group of enemies a 10-second gallop in every direction forcing you to abandon it and when you do they don't back to their stables! I spent about 12 hours playing about 90% of which was on shrines and towers because the game didn't push me to do anything expect unlock more fast travel points and expand my stamina and health gauges. I'm sure with a lot of time there is an amazing game here but I didn't have the patience to find it. Burnout Paradise I was once a Burnout mega-fan and consider Burnout 3: Takedown one of the best racing games of all time if not THE best. So I was deeply saddened that the fifth (and as of now, last) main installment of the Burnout franchise replaced classic arcade racing with one very stupid idea which inexplicably stuck... MAKE IT OPEN WORLD! This was a move that I'm convinced to this day was done for no other reason than EA's sheer unfettered greed, forcing players to buy their own copy of the game in order to play together. Split-screen and Crash party... GONE! Instead, you drive across what's effectively an open-world menu completely wasting your time whenever you need to change your vehicle or start an event. Most consider Paradise a classic and will never be able to understand why. Well that's my contribution to pissing everyone off, how about you!
  5. 3 points
    Crazycrab

    The Last of Us HBO Show

    So the irrelevance makes it, well relevant. That's actually a great point. Ellie being gay doesn't make any difference and that's the way it should be. I would say it would be great to have to these barriers break without the world ending but let's face it! In just the first few months of this year, the US tried to start World War 3, half of Australia has been on fire and now there is a global pandemic where people are going bonkers over bog roll. I think it's time all people, regardless of nationality, political standpoint, religions beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or race stand together and declare in one voice!......(LINK)
  6. 3 points
    kingpotato

    The Last of Us HBO Show

    But Ellie is gay 😆 Have you played the Last of Us game ?
  7. 2 points
    DC

    VGR Member of the Month - March 2020

    Please cast your vote in the poll above for this month's Member of the Month. The winner will receive 500 Points which can be used to Bid for Rewards like giftcards, cash, video games, and gaming consoles. Member of the Month is generally awarded to the individual who had the biggest impact on the VGR Forum. This is generally in the form of contributing the most amount of posts in terms of quantity and/or quality, but can extend to referrals/promotion and other efforts to benefit the community. Voting closes April 5th at 10pm EST.
  8. 2 points
    Crazycrab

    I'm gonna pop my cherry

    You have conclusively proved (at least in part) the proplem with everyone who uses that pathetic hashtag. They are some of the bias, ignorant and arrogant fanboys on the internet and see their shite everywhere. The are abusuve, insulting and constantly lie through their teeth about PC and consoles in attempts to prove their absolute nonsense. Not to mention the "joke" is a parody of a fascist regime responsible for the deaths of millions. Before you go off on a tirade calling me "Console Peasant", I game primarily on a custom built water-cooled PC with a 1080ti and a 1440p 144Hz GSnyc monitor and I I've forgotten more about PC technology than most of the posers on that reddit page will ever even know, and I don't even consider myself an expert. My apologies everyone especially @The Blackangel. I don't want your topic to go off the rails but "PCMaster Race" is a trigger for me.
  9. 2 points
    Shagger

    Bad games with good aesthetics

    Genji: Days of Blade comes to mind I was SO excited for this PS3 launch title one as I loved the original Genji on the PS2. Things started off promisingly as this game was gorgeous for it's time, and would probably still hold up quite well today. Unfortunately it appears that all that effort focused on the games graphics are aesthetic design should have been better split on actual game. The story was boring and didn't lead of its predecessor very well and the combat felt slow and disjointed compared to the previous effort. Then there was the camera, oh GOD the camera! It would pan away putting enemies off-screen, it followed the player's character way to close and just the player had no input on it at all. It was just not intuitive at all and made the game almost unplayable. What a disappointment, but it was the perfect game summarize the PS3's early days. Prettier than the PS2, but worse.
  10. 2 points
    This is the official Member of the Month - March 2020 Nominations Thread. The winner will receive 500 Points which can be used to Bid for Rewards like giftcards, cash, video games, and gaming consoles. Last month's winner was @kingpotato and thus is not eligible for nominations for March MOTM. Member of the Month is generally awarded to the individual who had the biggest impact on the VGR Forum. This is generally in the form of contributing the most amount of posts in terms of quantity and/or quality, but can extend to referrals/promotion and other efforts to benefit the community. Nominations end March 31st at 10pm EST.
  11. 2 points
    I nominate @Crazycrab, @Shagger @The Blackangel @StaceyPowers
  12. 2 points
    Thanks @The Blackangel! I nominate; @The Blackangel @StaceyPowers @Shagger @Dead2009
  13. 2 points
    I can confirm that it's cannon, Riley and Marlene aren't related. I believe it is the American Dreams comic that confirms this, but I'd have to check it out again to point out exactly where and how.
  14. 2 points
    StaceyPowers

    The Last of Us HBO Show

    Actually, to me, there's arguably no better way to make such a point. Because we do have real problems as a species to deal with, and it's time that those stigmas broke down IRL. Seeing how absolutely irrelevant Ellie's sexuality is in TLOU actually is a great demonstration of how irrelevant that stuff ultimately should be IRL after everyone drops their stupid prejudices. Anyway, very nice post :)
  15. 2 points
    I've just seen Mark Cerny's breakdown of the PS5 and although it's how it looks on paper, it's not completely true and there is a bit more to it, the PS5's GPU has less Compute Unit's so It can run at higher clock speeds, the TFLOPS are lower but the actual game performance depends on whether the game want's to process faster or want a larger chunk of data each time it cycles. I agree that the CPU in the XBox has the legs and I do like the fact that developers have to choose between SMT threading and higher clock speeds, I'd really like to know if they can do with a selection of cores or if they have to disable SMT for all 8. When it comes to storage and expanding storage, I have some issues with both of them. First of all wether, it is 1TB of 825GB is arbitrary to me since neither one is going to be large enough anyway. I get why they aren’t bigger of course, high-speed SSD’s are very expensive the architecture in both systems has been designed specifically to work with them. A regular HDD or even a lower speed SSD simply would not cut it, especially for XBox Series X or PS5 games. So in terms of balancing cost and storage, the ~1TB is a compromise that I am prepared to accept. The difference here is in expansion options and again, I have issues with both. The PS5 will allow you to use M.2 SSD’s but you can’t just use ANY M.2 SSD. It has to be a PCI 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD that runs at 5.5GHz or better that fits in the SSD tray in the console. Mark Cerny mentioned that there will be a certification process but not in time for the launch. This is potentially a big problem because some people will want to expand the storage right away and I think ALLOT of users are going to end up buying the wrong thing. With that in mind, XBox would seem to have a better solution with the proprietary storage cards, but these have problems too. First of all they are almost certainly going to be VERY expensive. I actully think they will be more expensive than the equivalent M.2 SSD you could get for the PS5 and you will need to buy another 2 or 3 over the course of the generation. Also proprietary storage like this can be a real headache since it gives you less choice, just any anyone who has ever owned a VITA about the Memory Sticks! Overall, I actully prefer the PS5 architexure because of the only differnce which I think is significant but a lot of people might not take much notice of: XBox Series X PS5 The PS5 will demand specifically a PCI 4.0 NVMe SSD for a reason! The XBox might have slightly more powerful components, but the silicone fabric linking them all together has only around half the bandwidth. This means that there is a significantly larger chance of bottlenecking between the CPU/GPU and the SSD storage, which means it's going to have to use more RAM to keep the data it needs closer to home and overall just be less efficient. Whether this makes any difference further down the line only time will tell but Sony has definitely designed the more robust architecture here.
  16. 2 points
    The Blackangel

    Favorite Horror Movies

    Saw series Dead Silence Halloween (Rob Zombie versions) The Devils Rejects The Curse Of La Llorona Descent Misery The Bye Bye Man The Midnight Man Truth Or Dare Rose Red Storm Of The Century Those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.
  17. 2 points
    The Blackangel

    Spam Thread

    We’re getting a lot of people coming in and spamming the forums trying to promote their YouTube channel, or some game they’re working on or some other bullshit. So the idea hit me to start a thread specifically for spammers to have a place to post whatever, so that everyone doesn’t have to weed through it to find the worthwhile posts and threads.
  18. 2 points
    So the spec's have been revealed and, whilst this looks promising in alot of ways, to be honest one or two things are giving me cause for concern. The positives. I like the CPU. The weak CPU's on the PS4 and XBox One were problematic right from the start so glad to see a major upgrade there. I also like that it has the Blu-ray drive, we've not gone fully digital, and that's good. What I'm not sure about is storage. Good speed on that custom SSD, but that's a very strange size and I feel that's too small. The drive also can't be removed and swapped out like previous Playstation consoles. Instead you get expandable storage through an empty NVMe slot, and that's gonna make upgrading the storage more expensive that it really needed to be. Also, compared to the Series X;  The PS5 has a weaker GPU, the same CPU, less storage as standard and more flexibility when it comes to storage upgrades. Overall Sony, I'm not that impressed. Still have high hopes for the console as the line if launch games I think will be stronger, but especially with the retro compatibility confirmed I actually believe the Series X looks like the superior console at the moment.
  19. 2 points
    Dead2009

    Violent Games and Life

    No....no there arent. Anyone who blames video games as a reason for violence is just looking for a scapegoat. It was movies in the 2000s and it was rap/metal in the 90s. Nobody wants to take actual responsibility for anything nowadays.
  20. 2 points
    Crazycrab

    The Last of Us HBO Show

    I figured he was keeping her gay for the simple consistently. I don't think they really need to use the show to "spread LGBT awareness" and to be honest, The Last of Us is not really a great story to do that with. It's a society where along with these types of social and political stigma that come with it with regards to sexuality, race and so on has effectively broken down. Most people in this would happily kill you for a fresh pair of shoes, there are bigger, or at least more direct problems! That's why the game doesn't put hardly any focus on in it, hell the fact that Ellie is gay wasn't even addressed at all until the Left Behind DLC came out. Like I said earlier The Last of Us is a story about the relationship between Joel and Ellie and how it evolves as they journey together. We see Joel learn to love and care again, something he has been struggling to do since the loss of his daughter. Likewise we see Ellie, a young girl who is fiercely independent and stubborn learn to trust and open up to him. That's what the Last of Us is about, it doesn't need a ton of focus on Ellie's sexuality, at least not in this story. Now the sequel (judging from the trailers anyway) does seem to be putting a bit more focus on it but we don't know exactly how that's going play out yet. hope this helps: https://www.netflix.com/CancelPlan Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to listen to some music:
  21. 2 points
    Shagger

    The Last of Us HBO Show

    What is your problem? Since I doubt that someone has strapped you to a chair and forced to watch the LGBT friendly content on Netflix "A Clockwork Orange" style, what is the point of this unceasing complaining about it? Netflix's content has nothing to do with the topic at hand anyway and none of us agree with nor give a shit about your homophobic ranting. You've clearly never played the game and most likely never will, something that's probably true of the sequel as well, so you've got noting of value to bring to this topic in the first place. So please, spare us your poison and direct your attention to other threads where you might have something to offer.
  22. 2 points
    The Blackangel

    Post here when you get your reward

    Freedom Finger is downloading as we speak. Thanks DC!
  23. 2 points
    Shagger

    The Last of Us HBO Show

    So you're a full on homophobe then. I don't understand people like you. I don't see how the fact two people who love, respect and trust each other hurts you just because they're the same gender. But whatever, you be the horrid, prejudiced, disgusting you that you want to be, but no opinion you have on the subject will be taken seriously by me. I'll give you one piece of advice though, if you hate gay people and that "SJW crap" that much, stay away from TLOU and especially it's Left Behind DLC and you'll almost certainly want to avoid THOU part 2 as well. All games that feature female leads and/or gay characters and/or female characters that are not just obedient dish washers or made purely for the spank bank. So also avoid the Mass Effect series, the Dragon Age series, the Life is Strange games, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Metal Gear Solid Games Control, Metrioid, Tomb Raider, pick the "right" COD's and Assassin Creed games, Skyrim, Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher games, Final Fantasy, Tales of Berseria, Detriot: Become Human, Until Dawn, Beyond: Two Souls... actually just Play Duke Nukem Forever quite literally forever because nobody is making games for you any more.
  24. 2 points
    Dead2009

    Report: E3 2020 To Be Canceled

    https://www.gameinformer.com/2020/03/11/report-e3-2020-to-be-canceled Ars Technica is reporting through multiple sources that the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) will cancel this year's E3 trade show in Los Angeles. The website was informed last night, and shortly after Ars was tipped off publisher Devolver tweeted: "Cancel your E3 Flights and hotels, y'all." Later, Bloomberg ran a story that included that the official cancelation announcement from the ESA will happen today, March 11, at 9:30 a.m. Pacific according to "a person familiar with the matter." Bloomberg is further reporting that the ESA has sent a private memo to partners that says it is considering holding E3 as an online event this summer. If E3 is indeed canceled, it would be the latest domino to fall in a chain of events created by the coronavirus that has caused game delays, companies sending workers home, and the postponement of GDC from this month, among other disruptions.
  25. 2 points
  26. 2 points
    I’m partway into Old World Blues on Fallout NV for the first time. I love the dialogue, and that there is a whole new map area to explore, but I have to admit I am having a hard time with this DLC. I’m pretty useless without a companion and I forgot to bring ammo for my only decent gun. I’m level 90 or so on guns, but only like 35 for energy weapons, and almost nothing for melee. So far, I am bleeding supplies like crazy, burning through ammo, most of which doesn’t seem to be replaceable, and barely keeping pace with replacing stimpacks and foods. I am pretty sure I will make it through without running out of everything, but it will be tight. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to make the most of my supplies, other than “run away and fast travel,” which has been my top strategy? I finally figured out last night I can use the “wait” function to regenerate health with that halo thingy on my head. @DylanC I know this is one of your favorite Fallout DLCs. And you're always awesome with suggestions :)
  27. 2 points
    Thanks for starting this thread. It’s a great idea! Hmm. A game that everyone seems to love that I don’t like? Yes, it has to be 2019’s Control. What a laborious game. Can’t believe how much praise it got from gaming press. It’s so damn boring to play, runs poorly, has an awfully written story that makes very little sense, has no meaningful atmosphere/tension, tedious exploration etc. I didn’t like it. And here’s my review: https://wegotthiscovered.com/gaming/control-review/
  28. 1 point
    kingpotato

    I'm gonna pop my cherry

    Yes its actually real xD, you can play it on Alexa echo, but its more like dungeons and dragons version, dont expect the actual game on it
  29. 1 point
    I think a lot of time the puzzle based games, you have to adjust accordingly. Like the angry birds puzzles have physics specific pattern that you have to learn and work upon.
  30. 1 point
    Shagger

    Community Chat #1

  31. 1 point
    It's a close one, but I prefer The Elder Scolls. Better stories and the magic, dragons, sword slinging fantasy theme just appeals to me more than Fallout's post apocalyptic theme. I agree with your points in favour of Fallout, especially the humour part, but when it comes down to it The Elder Scrolls is just more my thing.
  32. 1 point
    The Blackangel

    Count To 1000

    A-D One
  33. 1 point
    To some people like radically religious people, the closest to cursing that is allowed is mentioning people who are “damned” and talking about their religious version of “hell”. Or referring to a donkey as an “ass”. If it’s not written in their religious scriptures (Quran, bible, etc.) then it’s a one way ticket downstairs.
  34. 1 point
    They're not giving it. They're loaning it. And we will have to pay it back with a minimum of 100% interest. So basically if we get $1000, we will have to pay the government back $2000. It's a way to screw the citizens. It's not helping anyone, it's crippling those of us who can barely support ourselves even further.
  35. 1 point
    SaucyPastaTho

    Saint Row 3

    Out of all the Saints row games that one in my opinion is the best.
  36. 1 point
    The Blackangel

    Valnir Rok for Steam

    As soon as I get home this thing is going down. I can already tell this is going in my top 10, and I haven’t even downloaded it yet! THANK YOU DC!!!!
  37. 1 point
    The Blackangel

    Wanking Simulator for Steam

    I gotta have this.
  38. 1 point
    For me, violence is a spectrum. My biggest issue with it is blood, really. The bloodier the game, the less I like it. I like cartoon violence that's more squash and stretch, or at the very least doesn't show blood. My Time at Portia is a good example: in the game, you can fight creatures, who disappear in a puff of smoke rather than a pool of blood. You can also fight the townsfolk in spars, which are very simple fights but still somehow help me. 🙂
  39. 1 point
    kingpotato

    Last Game Played

    Started the Witcher 3 once again on Death March
  40. 1 point
    skyfire

    Last Game Played

    Limbo
  41. 1 point
    Juneberry

    Berry Nice to Meet You

    Hihi! How's it going, guys? Juneberry here, just wanted to say hello. I hope to get along well with everyone here. :3
  42. 1 point
    JoyFreak

    Last Game Played

    The last game I played was Shadows of Colossus on PS4. I never tried the one one PS2 but heard some great things about it. The visuals are outstanding and the graphs is fantastic! Thanks to PS+ I can finally play this game. I'm currently on my 5th boss! 😄
  43. 1 point
    can't say so no but i usually don't care much how my char looks but @kingpotato has good point about the helmet lol
  44. 1 point
    DC

    SAMURAI SHODOWN for Nintendo Switch

    I have 1 code. It's available for 100 Points. Who wants it? @Crazycrab @Shagger @The Blackangel @kingpotato @Dead2009 @StaceyPowers @Executor Akamia
  45. 1 point
    kingpotato

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Warzone

    The free to play COD: Battle royale game is out today, but it will be kinda heavy for those who dont own modern warfare already, it will probably be a 83-101GB download https://www.vgr.com/battle-plunder-call-of-duty-warzone-game-modes/
  46. 1 point
    The Blackangel

    Overpass for PC and PS4

    If that's the case, I'll take the other PC code.
  47. 1 point
    Crazycrab

    The Last of Us HBO Show

    I was actully thinking more 2D animation, in the same style of Netflix's Castlevainia or Attack on Titan or somthing.
  48. 1 point
    DylanC

    Last Game Played

    Blasphemous on PS4. It’s awesome!
  49. 1 point
    DC

    VGR Member of the Month - February 2020

    Congrats @kingpotato - points awarded!
  50. 1 point
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