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  1. 2 points
    The Blackangel

    What's better than DOOM?

    There is a Hexen II, but it’s all but impossible to find. I haven’t found it anywhere, including online in more than 20 years. I’ve tried calling classic game dealers all around the state and in bordering states. No luck. I’m 10 hours from Chicago and I struck out at every place I called there. I was willing to make the drive to buy it, or pay a hefty sum to get it shipped. I’m thinking of checking out places in LA and NY. Those are most likely my best options considering the size of the cities.
  2. 2 points
    The Blackangel

    No longer for kids?

    I've been noticing a shift in video games over the last several years. Especially since the N64/PS1/Xbox era. Games are getting more violent, graphic, vulgar, and just not particularly kid oriented. So I'm thinking that gaming may not really be meant for kids anymore, but instead, meant for adults. Sure there are games such as Mario, Sonic, and Zelda that are kid friendly. But the majority of what I see on the shelves, and in online discussions, are not for kids. I remember when NES came out, there were a lot of parents who either sold or threw away the Zapper because they thought it would teach their kids gun violence. Then we have the whole controversy of fighting games (MK, SF2, etc.) and games like COD and GTA. So is it just me, or are kids being phased out from the gaming world to make room for adults?
  3. 2 points
    Shagger

    No longer for kids?

    Reading these recent comments from @StaceyPowers and @kingpotato, a thought just occurred to me. When the PS4 launched, one of its launch titles was a game called Knack, if anyone remembers it. This was and 3rd person action/adventure with a rather unique co-op mode. Player 1 would play as Knack whilst player 2 would play as Robo-Knack, a character to help out in combat with infinite spawns, didn't appear in cut-scenes and couldn't trigger story progression on it's own. It was also down to the real Knack to trigger both character's size changes. This co-op mode was pretty much panned by gamers and most critics, with due respect to them, they did so because they failed to understand what it was for. A child would play as Knack whilst a parent, guardian, older sibling or whatever would play as Robo-Knack to help them out in combat, with puzzles and perhaps shoe the younger player get through platforming sections. Now, I did play through the game with my son who I believe was 5 at the time and had great time. Games like that are a brilliant idea that, sadly, haven't caught on.
  4. 2 points
    kingpotato

    Metal

    🤘💀
  5. 2 points
    DC

    No longer for kids?

    I've deleted the most recent post in this thread. Please debate without personal attacks (both of you) or move onto another threads. Thanks in advance.👍
  6. 1 point
    Understood @Crazycrab but I'd still rather those discussions take place on the forum as opposed to Discord. I appreciate your input, thanks for joining VGR.😀I'll continue to leave this topic open.
  7. 1 point
    And if there isn't one, I think it could be a good idea to have one. Live chat and discussions between members through both text and voice, mod tools and lobbying to play games together. Discord has free and very well polished apps on PC and mobile devices, so can be used as a chat server between PC and console users. AI've seen a lot of communities use this service to great effect. I know I'm new, but I think it's something worth considering.
  8. 1 point
    Hopefully it will be as good as RE2
  9. 1 point
    killamch89

    Post here when you get your reward

    My copy of COD: Modern Warfare 2.
  10. 1 point
    Shagger

    Any Silent Hill fans in the house?

    It's pessimistic, but I have to agree The professional relationship between Kojima and Konami is shattered. Even if they did work on this together the environment would be, if anything, even more toxic than it was with MGS5 and that could only hurt the game. Komami is a company that just happen to own a lot of gaming related IP's, but isn't actually that interested in making video games. They'll publish their annual sports cash cows and publish other games here and there to claim relevancy in the gaming industry, but seek to actually make money elsewhere. You know what, let 'em. A great game never made is a lesser evil compared to a terrible game ruining a franchise's legacy from a company that doesn't care. And because it seems Komami isn't will to sell these IPs, the latter is the best we can expect from any Komani game for the moment.
  11. 1 point
    Well, here it is. In my as always humble opinion, it wasn't brilliant. Nice to see confirmation of Resident Evil 3 Remake and more info on Kingdom Hearts 3 Re:Mind was gonna please fans, but that Ghost Of Tsushima trailer was a trailer for a trailer and most of the other games were duds or have very limited appeal, like Superliminal and Dreams as well as Paper Beast as a game that's already strange, but also VR. This opened with Untitled Goose Game... the perfect start and a great omen. Onto my thoughts on the other stuff. Predator: Hunting Grounds will be Evolve and Friday the 13nth all over again, except I do see it being a pay-to-win, microtransaction laden leech. They're already doing "pre-order to win", so the intentions for this are very clear to me already. Spellbreak has potential, but a battle royal game trying to appeal to RPG fans? I'm sue about that. I do want to be wrong because it does look cool. It's totally right for PlayStation to celebrate 25 years and that message from Ken Kutaragi was sweet, if a bit short, so I'm not going to grudge that part, but let's be honest, it wasn't very useful. However, there was one shining star. The very appealing partnership of Square Enix and Platinum Games came out swinging with this; This looks amazing. This is probably still to early in development to draw any real conclusions and the release is probably a long way off, but this looks incredible. Getting some very nice Devil May Cry vibes. This, for me, was definitely the highlight. So what are you taking away from the State of Play. Anything you're looking forward to?
  12. 1 point
    Shagger

    Play as Jesus. No joke.

    Developer SimulaM, creator of classics such as Car Mechanic Simulator 2018, has announced a new game where you play as Jesus. Doing his Jesusy stuff... Now, before we dismiss this, just think about it. Video games are created as an entertainment media made to empower the player. Whether it be lifting the Champions League in FIFA, or slaying the mighty dragon in Skyrim, all good games exist to make the player feel lke they are more than what they are and believe they can be. Playing as Jesus? Playing literally as God? Performing miracles and creating an influence so important that it would become foundation of modern civilization itself? That has got to be the most empowering concept ever! A game with potential as limitless as the power of the great deities! And... log it all as Polaroids in your journal... just like Jesus did... potential! ...or maybe... ...just maybe... ...this game is fucking stupid.
  13. 1 point
    If we have full dive VR would there still be people living in real life? Maybe it comes down to personal preference? I am referring to VR brain implants, not headsets.i.e sao, the matrix etc Excluding factors such as morals and religion, eating and drinking, bodily functions, need for money, need to reproduce Or we could have the majority people who spend the majority of time in the real world (in other words split time between real life and FIVR), or some people who spend their entire lives in full time. Maybe Full Dive Virtual reality will only serve a niche for addicts, hardcore gamers or scientists who want to explore other planets In VR people can do things such as fly, and do magic effects which can't be done in the real world which increases their happiness. Would we get a 75 percent uptake maybe? Thanks
  14. 1 point
    Anyone else pumped for this? https://wegotthiscovered.com/gaming/resident-evil-3-remakes-announcement-date-reportedly-revealed/
  15. 1 point
    skyfire

    Heroes Arena

    I recently got myself into this MOBA game and it is kind of pretty much copy of the league of legends including the characters. It is fun to play the game though despite being the slow and rip off type.
  16. 1 point
    Crazycrab

    dumbest ways you've died

    This is the most embarrassing I've ever done as a gamer. It's going to take a bit of explaining so bear with me. This incident concerns Final Fantasy X. For the sake of anyone who has never played this game before I need to explain for context. Each character has a unique ability called an overdrive. For most character's it's a powerful attack but in the case of Rikku it allows the player to combine items for various effects. On one particular playthrough I wanted to charge Rikku's overdrive for a high level battle. However, the only overdrive mode she had available was the default "Stoic" mode, so the overdrive gauge only goes up when the character takes hits and it's VERY slow. So I went to a low level area where the enemies where levelled just high enough for damage to register so I could charge Rikku's overdrive. It was taking forever so I cast slow on my own party and haste on the enemy so they would get more turns and charge Rikku's overdrive faster...... If you are familiar with this game you can probably see where this is going and currently facepalming right now! Instead of getting more turns, they got ALL the turns and I had no choice but to sit there red faced for half an hour as these low level fiends very, very, very slowly annihilated my end game level party! I have never felt such an idiot in my entire life!
  17. 1 point
    Crazycrab

    I am the Crazycrab!

    To answer your first question, yes I am the reason you keep scratching! In a semi-seriousness I am the Crazycrab, I've been a gamer for my entire life, I mostly play single player games, also a fan of tech, heavy metal, wrestling and terrible movies and most unfortunately am brother to Shagger who you have almost certainly seen post a load of nonsense on here. I look forward to making you all itch!
  18. 1 point
    Shovel Knight on PS4. It has the same 16 bit graphic style as what you would see on SNES. I think Links Awakening on Switch can fit this topic. It came out a lifetime ago, but they decided to tweak it and update the graphics and now we have an amazingly crisp version to play. A lot of the remasters should come into play here too.
  19. 1 point
    DC

    Modern Warfare for XB1

    Keep posting!
  20. 1 point
    skyfire

    PSP Android emulator

    I heard some good reviews of the PSPlay. Have you tried that?
  21. 1 point
    skyfire

    Decay of Logos

    While searching for something different to play. I came across this trailer. And also found this game odd. Not sure if this game is good enough to play. Just heard some bad reviews about it though. Check out the gameplay.
  22. 1 point
    skyfire

    Darksiders Genssis

    I watched the gameplay and also the trailer. It seems like a good game. And for those who like playing duo type character change while moving through story. I think in such case you can play either one of them at any time. Check the walkthrough.
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  24. 1 point
    I'll bid 1000 points
  25. 1 point
    skyfire

    Discord ????

    I think discord trolling can get a bit too much and for that reason I tend to get out of such chatrooms.
  26. 1 point
    The Blackangel

    Metal

    Here's a short list to get started.
  27. 1 point
    Shagger

    Discord ????

    I use it all the time. Usually those likes are what's called invite links. When you open them up, it should take to you new tad asking to collect accept the invite then the app will open with the new server displayed. If this doesn't work, it's likely because you need to download the desktop app. A users tag number is unique ID set by Discord to each user. Player are able to diffent screen names for each server they join and change them anytime. Here's mine for example. Using this number in search... ... can take you to this individuals profile. There, you can see information like what servers they're on. If you know or can find out this youtube/steamers ID, you could g to that sever through this then apply for membership directly. I hope that helps.
  28. 1 point
    StaceyPowers

    No longer for kids?

    And cultural and individual perception of that content. I mean, my mother highly disapproved of Doom, but in a rare moment of live-and-let-live, ignored it. But my father didn't find Doom objectionable at all. And as a kid, I didn't have a hard time distinguishing video game violence from the real thing. So maybe it also depends on the kid and what is appropriate for that specific kid?
  29. 1 point
    kingpotato

    Everything is Deadly

    Dream catcher fails to prevent a nightmare, therefore I dream of getting stabbed by toenails and end up dying in my sleep. Ice cream
  30. 1 point
    I would say a part of it would be because they're less constrained. With children they would have to be careful to make sure there's nothing "inappropriate" in the game. Think of all the sexual scandals Disney has had with their movies. Whereas with adults, they can make a game with whatever the hell comes to mind, and unless it's just a shitty game, no one will complain. Take Banjo Kazooie on N64 vs The Witcher 3. BK was a cutesy kiddie games. You run around as a bear/bird combo collecting puzzle pieces to save the bears little sister from having her beauty stolen by an ugly witch. The Witcher 3 however....not so kiddie. Even Conker's Bad Fur day initially started off as a childrens game, until the writers decided to get a little kinky. So adult games are limitless, and childrens games are very limited. Especially in this day and age with all the SJW bullshit going on.
  31. 1 point
    kingpotato

    What are the best sim games?

    GOAT SIMULATOR!! and also Papers, Please although this one is more like puzzle/simulation, you play as a border agent for a Communist country.
  32. 1 point
    Well I cant say that gaming has helped me or affected my personal life, well one time my ps2 felt on top of my toe so I can say that I've been harmed by gaming xD
  33. 1 point
    Thats actually whats getting me confused, according to the guidelines the new policies will help content creators to prevent their videos from being shadow listed from a certain age group due to violent content. I know that YouTube has been demonetizing a lot of videos recently and these guidelines are supposed to help prevent that, well at least thats what I understood.
  34. 1 point
    In PUBG and Fortnite you are sane.
  35. 1 point
    I think games make me more productive in life in general. I spend a lot of time at home (due to illness) and I feel like games make me a more active participant in life, while TV makes me feel like life is just passing me by. I get more energy for doing housework, going for walks, meeting people etc when I've been playing a game than when I've been on the couch. I think it's because I'm and active participator in games, it somehow feels like I've "done something" or "accomplished something"., giving me a little boost to my self-esteem, which in turn gives me energy and stamina for participating in real life too. I don't think games have harmed me.
  36. 1 point
    Could it also be a factor that adults simply have more money to spend on games than kids do and thus become a target market? Sure, parents spend money on games for their kids too, but most kids either get them for Christmas and birthday, or save up for them from their allowance, so as not to get spoiled, while adults pretty much can buy all the games they want. And then there's a big chunk of adults who don't have any kids to spoil, so they only spend their money on games for themselves (I don't have kids, which means more time for games and therefor ultimately more games bought than if I had a kid taking up my time).
  37. 1 point
    The Blackangel

    Just Got The Witcher 3 On Switch

    Smooth as silk, with graphics I would never have imagined from a handheld system that runs on such a small game cartridge.
  38. 1 point
    Well, I could repeat a lot of what I said n the other thread, but basically the three point you've mad sum it up. The kids who played in the 80's and 90's are the adults playing games now, so we grew up and gaming grew up with us. That gernertion is having children as well now, and I think we are more lenient than previous generation because we know hat the risks once associated with gaming are unfounded. I would never actually describe games as art (My reasoning for that is another topic for another time), but they are a medium that is (at last) being respected at the level of TV shows and movies, not to mention the lines between them have gotten more and more blurry.
  39. 1 point
    As always the closest I can come is AOE2. Pure and simple one of the best PC games ever released.
  40. 1 point
    Shagger

    No longer for kids?

    Video games were, at the start, marketed as kid's toys that utilized televisions as visual interface with some form of controller to interact with the game. This started in the very late 60's and grew into the 70's with Pong machines, video arcades them home consoles and computers as the next couple of decades rolled on. Then in the later part of the 80's and into the 90's, video games stated to change. They were getting more detailed, closer to real life situations and with an already strong "boys toys" style connection to action, were thus becoming more violent. July 29nth, 1994 A coalition of game publishers presents Congress with its proposal for the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, a voluntary industry-wide standard for age ratings on videogames. A joint congressional hearing in December 1993 took up the growing concern that the game industry was irresponsibly marketing violent videogames to minors. Spearheaded by Sens. Joe Lieberman. This was important as concerns from parents about how violent games like Mortal Kombat were becoming and if they were appropriate any more. Video games, despite these concerns, were still very much considered to be toys at this point. That's something some areas of the game's industry were actually determined to keep that way, more specially Nintendo who famously censored games like Mortal Kombat and Wolfenstein 3D. However, something had to give. The game's industry couldn't go on like that and his meeting would eventually give birth or organizations such as the ESRB, PEGI and other such self-regulating bodies for the game's industry throughout the world. This also spelled the start of seeing things like these on game boxes. (These are the PEGI labels, the ESRB labels are similar, but with some differences to the age ratings) Some may look at this like political nannying, but this is in actual fact the best thing to ever happen to the game's industry because this is the precise moment video games stopped being toys and became an entertainment media. Toys are for kids only (I'm well aware of those OTHER toys your thinking of, we all thought of the joke), but in entertainment media, you can make a product to market to anyone you want. The game industry took full advantage of this and it wasn't long before we saw games like Resident Evil. Ironically, the people moaning and bitching about games being to violent ended up giving the games industry the freedom to do make more violent and adult themed video games. Yes, this didn't stop the controversy completely. Even in 2019 there's still people stuck in the past who see games as play things and thus get all shocked and shaken when there a drop of blood, a boob or swear word. However, it's never been much more than short term political scapegoating that was never gonna cause any huge problem for the industry or prompt much more severe censorship and mostly because of what happened in the mid 90's. When stopped being toys, by definition of law. Obviously, there are still games made for kids and that's something that should remain, but even those aren't toys any more, they're still an entertainment media, just one produced for children. The ESEB and other such organizations have fucked up a few times, especially recently with the loot-box controversies, but ultimately their existence is to our benefit. Imagine if the meeting back in 1994 had gone down different and the proposal to self regulate was rejected? What would video games be like today, if they were to exist at all.
  41. 1 point
    Here's the one I got. It came with tons of DLC.
  42. 1 point
    But thats my question, affect them how ? I dont see any problem with these new youtube guidelines
  43. 1 point
    In FF8 I spend a huge amount of time stocking spells to a full 100. Not because I have any intention of ever casting them. because I junction them. I'm not a magic user, with rare exceptions. I know where to get the right spells that will make my characters virtually invincible. I can use 2 spells junctioned to my elem-def to make all elemental attacks actually heal me instead of harm me. And I can block almost every last status attack as well. There's a lot I don't get the opportunity until later in the game, but they're still worth getting. Especially if you have intentions of going all the way and beating the entire game. Typically I don't because the fourth disc is so short, easy, and boring as hell. So after I power game my characters and screw around getting items for abilities, I usually start a new game file. Gil is never hard to come by with refining items. It's easy to profit over 300k in one sale.
  44. 1 point
    I would say an obvious one is The Sims. Relaxing, intricate building, nothing too challenging to rage quit over, nothing unexpected, at least unless you purposefully intend it to happen.
  45. 1 point
    The Blackangel

    Ask The Blackangel

    The macaw I had was actually female, not male.
  46. 1 point
    Something that is relaxing are some of the classics. My top two recommendations are Q*Bert and Galaga. They’re simple games, and extremely relaxing. Also the original Diablo would be another good one. It’s on PS1 and PC. But if you’re wanting something else then try AOE2. Exploration and building are both involved in success. None of the games I’m suggesting are new, but I think they would be a good idea for him. You can also try to get him into one of the older Final Fantasy games. Nothing after FF X2. You know I would personally recommend FF8, but he might enjoy another one more.
  47. 1 point
    I understand, and you have a point, Discord can take activity away from forums. It happened at another community I was part with, but that was much larger community that was more focused around community play and basically started using Discord to replace Teamspeak (PSA, teamspeak is a garbage app), so it didn't affect the activity on the threads too badly. I won't say anything else about that community other that it's problems and collapse came for different reasons. They're technically still active, and I was a game leader and even a moderator over there for a while, but I'm long over wanting anything to do with them. Anyway, like you I am keen to hear other member's thoughts on this as well. It can help communities grow, but it really depends on what is said communities focus.
  48. 1 point
    DC

    Dose the VGR forums have a Discord server?

    Hi @Shagger, thanks for creating this thread. I'm appreciative of how quickly you've become involved with our community. It really means a lot. I am personally against a Discord because this is already a pretty tight knit community as it is and my concern is that a Discord server would take away from the activity on the forums. It's already easy for people to communicate here through PMs, various forum threads, and the General Chat. I'll leave this topic open for you to reply to and others to weigh in but I think it's best for us to continue without Discord, at least for the time being.
  49. 1 point
    I as well I constantly replay my favorite Open world games, GTA V, SKyrim, Read Dead Redemption, and most recently Spider man, Witcher 3 and Horizon Zero dawn. But linear games l only tend to play them once a year if I can.
  50. 1 point
    The Blackangel

    What's better than DOOM?

    If you guys are Doom fans, I say you should check out Hexen. It's basically Doom turned medieval. It's flat out awesome.
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