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  1. 5 points
  2. 4 points
    The problem with the Wii is that it's not 4rth best-selling home console of all time, it's the worlds best-selling dust collector. Parents bought it for family to enjoy at parties, then it spends the rest of life in a cupboard somewhere. It's a level of casual only appeal that makes mobile gaming look like Dungeons and Dragons. Everyone bought the console, but nobody played it, and if need to I can even prove it. You see, I've doing some maths, and based on sales totals of every game that sold 1 millions units or more for the Wii, the average Wii owner owned less than four games for the system, and that includes Wii Sports, a game that bundled with every console outside of Japan. People call it a success, but just wasn't.
  3. 4 points
    I nominate @Shagger @Crazycrab @StaceyPowers @skyfire @killamch89 @Alyxx
  4. 4 points
    Thank you, @The Blackangel I second @killamch89 and @kingpotato and also nominate @DylanC, @Alyxx, @Executor Akamia, @Crazycrab, @LadyDay, @skyfire.
  5. 4 points
    I nominate @Shagger, @LadyDay , @Crazycrab , @Executor Akamia & @Alyxx Thanks for the nomination @The Blackangel
  6. 4 points
    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.
  7. 4 points
  8. 3 points
    Shagger

    Official Pro Wrestling Discussion Thread

    Fake is the wrong word. Scripted, pre-planned, a show, stunting, yes, but nobody goes through the kind of risk, injuries, pain and wear and tear on their bodies that pro-wrestlers do by doing something "fake".
  9. 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!!!!
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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)
  13. 3 points
    kingpotato

    The Last of Us HBO Show

    But Ellie is gay 😆 Have you played the Last of Us game ?
  14. 3 points
    Shagger

    Violent Games and Life

    Why aren't you posting links? I know, because those studies are corruptly funded by the NRA and other such organizations who want to deflect blame on gun violence to anyone else. @Crazycrabactually posted evidence, why aren't you?
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    kingpotato

    Last Game Played

    Goat Simulator , I'm starting to doubt if goats can really headbutt a car into the air , I dont think this is an accurate simulator. xD
  17. 3 points
    Shagger

    Happy New Year!

    From a Scotsman to the rest of the forum as it is past midnight local time, it's Hogmanay! Happy New Year!
  18. 3 points
    Sorry, but that's not entirely accurate. Going back to the 80's, 90's and into the 2000's, PC 's (Personal Computers) were all designed as a utility for what you described as the "routine work" with some capacity for playing games on them. However, and very recently, PC's changed. And they changed because they had to. The utilities these large, impractical and expensive devices became more accessible on newer devices like cheap laptops, tablet computers and phones. Even offices began using more efficient servers with connected workstations rathen than individual computers. The Utility PC, us pretty much dead. Gaming PC'S, or at least as we know, are also comparatively new. Obviously, PC gaming itself is not new, but the technology that defines them today exsist because gaming is why and how PC's stayed relevant in this modern age. The utility capacity for PC's is not lost, so technically @skyfireisn't wrong, but it's not really an advantage anymore. The point is you don't need a gaming PC when a simple notebook or even tablet can do the utility work just as well, so that doesn't sell PC's anymore. The only thing traditional desktop computers still exist for in 2020 (and most of the previous decade) is gaming. The expensive, arbitrary luxury that is the Gaming PC. It's also perfectly possible to stream from a console as well, so I really don't know you said that. And combine a simple laptop with a game's console and you would have the bases covered and it still cost less than a gaming rig, making PC gaming still more expensive. @Crazycrabtouched on how PC game deals don't make the platform much more affordable these days either. It's just not as good as it used to be with digital console games having more competitive sales and the advantages of physical media, but there's another factor. People have lost the difference between cost and value. Value us defined buy the individual as to how much said product or service is worth to them, so each to their own to define it. Cost is simply what one parts with for that service, it's a simple fact that cannot be debated, and that's whare the PC has a problem. Yes, it's very possible to draw better value out if the fact PC's do still have better game deals and the fact you don't pay to play online. However, you only get that extra value back a little bit each time you buy a game, so to offset the significantly higher cost of the hardware, that means buying a lot of games. That COSTS more money, even it it may offer more VALUE, see the difference? For someone who would buy a few AAA titles and exclusives a year, that would just not be worth it. In conclusion, the PC is more expensive. By miles.
  19. 3 points
    I'm sorry but that is simply not true. PC's are FAR more expensive than consoles to buy and upgrade and you save next to nothing in the cost of buying games. New releases are maybe £5 to £10 cheaper but useually not even that. The deals you get Steam sales or whatever aren't any better than XBox Live or PSN either, not to mention used games and services like XBox Game Pass. Even if the games were legitimately and consistently cheaper on PC in the current climate of publishers relaying more on recurrent user spending models like DLC and Microtransactions the upfront cost barely matters anyway. In this day and age the only way that PC gaming is cheaper that consoles is if your pirating.
  20. 3 points
    I'm sorry @StaceyPowers, but even this very question grinds my gears. There's swings and roundabouts, but just asking said question implies console and PC gamers have to agree that there's an overall advantage to one or the other and I hate that. I'm a multiplat gamer, and could do into detail about the differences between the platforms and make clear how I feel about them, but why? Nobody would learn anything. The only thing I'm willing to dedicate myself to is that PC fanboys are the worst, but I still dread the social media garbage we're inevitably due from console fanboys with the next generation over the next few months. Like I said, there's ups and downs to both consoles an PC's, but what really matters to me as a multiplat gamer is games. So, just play fucking games!
  21. 3 points
    If 19 of them stop playing, the last one will get what we all wanted, a single player Fallout game.
  22. 3 points
    Nergion

    Metal

    Share some heavy tunes. The metal shred thread! Kicking it off - Haiduk Melodic black /death metal
  23. 3 points
    "Overall… yeah while I may subjectively enjoy Andromeda because of my own tastes, it is hard to call this a good game. And it makes me sad because this could’ve been a lot better than it ended up being. What we’re left with is a rushed product that ultimately doesn’t really add much to the franchise and feels really clunky and unpolished, which is a real shame. That being said, the positives are there. The game’s strong combat, gorgeous environments, witty character dialogue that genuinely brought a smile to my face and weak but enjoyably cheesy story makes this a game you might want to consider at a bargain price." Read the rest of my review of Mass Effect Andromeda in the link 🙂 https://www.vgr.com/mass-effect-andromeda-review/
  24. 3 points
    The Blackangel

    Too Much Gaming!

    How the hell is gaming going to get “abusive”? Unless someone is cracking you in the head with an Xbox, gaming isn’t abusive.
  25. 3 points
    Hi everyone! I want to say thank you to each and every one of you for your wonderful contributions to our forum. We have something really special going on with this community. We’re small, we’re tight-knit, and we’ve got incredible rapport between our members. Every day, we’re sharing our passion for gaming, and the atmosphere here is welcoming and respectful. I don’t think I need to tell you what a rarity that is online today. When I started VGR, that was exactly what I hoped to build, but I’m blown away by how it’s actually come together. And that is because of you. So thank you so much for your continuing participation. We do want to keep growing our community so that more great people can be a part of the conversations and relationships we’ve built here. And the only way we can do that is with your help. I would love it if you would invite some of your friends to join VGR! As our community grows, we’ll be able to offer more contests and video game giveaways, and that is something I want, because it is another way for me to thank each of you for being a part of this. So let’s grow our forum. Please tell friends, family, co-workers and fellow gamers to drop on by, check out the conversation, and open an account. We look forward to welcoming new loyal members to our awesome community! @skyfire, @kingpotato, @UleTheVee, @killamch89, @StaceyPowers, @DylanC, @The Blackangel, @Aerielle del Rosario, @Alyxx
  26. 3 points
    I agree Nintendo seems to be the company that values the quality of their content, except maybe how the current online nintendo service is going on with the lack of a good interface and content but aside from that you rarely get to see microtransactions on a Nintendo game.
  27. 3 points
    Hi all, I'm new here 🙂 Thought I'd ask an interesting question. If you could combine certain features of 2 games together, what would they be and what would you make? Now I guess I better start. I'd make a Witcher 3 MMORPG by combining the story, characters, and world of Witcher 3 with Black Desert Online, which has a really good combat system, graphics, and is a decent all around good MMO in my opinion (apart from the upgrade system).
  28. 3 points
    Alyxx

    Ion Fury Giveaway Competition

    So it's time for a competition. This time I'm giving away a copy of Ion Fury for PC (Steam). https://store.steampowered.com/app/562860/Ion_Fury/ The only thing you need to do is answer correctly and a winner will be randomly chosen from those who have answered correctly. So here we go!
  29. 3 points
    Completely get that yeah. Skyrim has fun combat and it's interesting but it's slot. Fast paced action hack n slash style with a bunch of effects is always a winner to me
  30. 2 points
    Dead2009

    Playstation 5 Specs Revealed

    https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps5-specs-revealed/1100-6474902/ As part of Sony's big PlayStation 5 information blowout during a GDC livestream, the company officially announced the specs for the next-generation console. In short, it's a very powerful machine. PlayStation system architect Mark Cerny is discussing the PS5 hardware as we speak, but during the stream, Digital Foundry published a feature revealing the system's specs. Its CPU features 8 Zen 2 cores, and its GPU--using custom RDNA 2 architecture--offers 10.28 TFLOPs of power. It comes with 16 GB of memory and an 825 GB SSD, and it allows for storage to be expanded with an NVMe SSD slot. For comparison, the Xbox Series X will feature 12 teraflops of performance, built off AMD's new RDNA 2 architecture. The GPU will feature 16GB of GDDR6 memory across a variable memory bus--10GB will run at 560GB/s, while the remaining 6GB will run at a slower 330GB/s. The Series X will support two types of external memory, allowing you to expand SSD storage with a proprietary drive from Seagate or store games on an external HDD (in the same way as the Xbox One). Cerny shared many new details on the PS5's system architecture, and he spoke about how Sony plans to push the future of games with this new hardware. One part of this is the PS5's new SSD, which speeds up loading times (see the Spider-Man comparison here) and offers a number of other benefits to developers. The PS5's new system architecture will allow for faster rendering, which means more environmental objects and textures will populate at a faster rate. Like the Xbox Series X, the PS5 will also have ray tracing support to help developers make better-looking games. The PS5 also has a new controller that features haptic feedback instead of the standard rumble technology used by many companies for years. As an example, crashing a car in a racing game will feel different than making a tackle in a football game. The new PS5 controller also has "adaptive triggers" that can be programmed by developers. We also know the PS5 will have a disc drive for physical games and 4K Blu-rays, and that disc capacity will be 100 GB. The PS5 will also require players to install their games, but with the option to choose what part of a game to install. The PlayStation 5 is due to launch this holiday, though a price point and official games launch lineup have not been announced yet. For its part, Microsoft is also releasing a next-gen console, the Xbox Series X, this holiday season with Halo Infinite as a launch title.
  31. 2 points
    I respect you too much to lie to you, so I'll give it to you straight. You're haven't been an easy person to interact with on these forums. It does take a very deliberate amount of patience to do so. However, you are, with all due respect to our other members, the most inspiring and enjoyable person to interact with here. You're unique, amazing and witty beyond compare. You have spoken of your "demons" before, and it was my previous experience of playing Hellbade that helped teach me to interact with people who face these challenges and regard them with a new level of respect. Still, we all carry a certain amount of ignorance and if that brought me to a point where I said something to hurt you then please accept my apology. Your amazing and wonderful, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I don't feel right knowing you plan to pawn something to buy this game, so please DM me about that and I would be honoured to help. That's not out of sympathy, it's just what feels right for me. Consider it a “Thank You”.
  32. 2 points
    I don't know if it counts, but Kaepora Gaebora would top my list. I wish there was a way to draw my bow or slingshot and kill that POS bastard. He serves literally no purpose. He has never once said anything of value. He just interrupts the game, and to top it off, when he's done talking and asks if you want to hear his bullshit again, the cursor is set on "YES" instead of "NO". So if you're just button mashing to get through his dumbassery, and don't catch yourself quick enough, you have to go through it all over again. The only time in the game that there is a use for it is as a child on top of Death Mountain. You can get a ride down to Kakariko village. Beyond that one instance, just let me kill the damn thing. An owl that big would probably feed all the residents of Kakariko. But I want the heart. I want to eat his heart.
  33. 2 points
    SaucyPastaTho

    Last Game Played

    Warzone. Been wrecking kids left and right with my custom loadout drops.
  34. 2 points
    Howdy, Roboticist, 22 years old here-- Nice to meet y'all. The quarantine was killing me so I browsed things out of boredom then I happened to come across this website and decided to make an account therefore here I am. Yeah, stay safe and looking forward to be a part of this big, gaming community, I guess. 😅
  35. 2 points
    Crazycrab

    Violent Games and Life

    Aggressive, debatable at best, violent, not a chance. Also the "Anti-SJW" angle is a political standpoint that has nothing to do with propagating violence as a result of direct exposure to the media. Here is one of at least a dozen reports based on ACTUAL studies I can post, this one being from highly respected Oxford University. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2019/02/15/new-study-shows-that-there-is-no-link-between-violent-video-games-and-aggression-in-teenagers/amp/
  36. 2 points
    I nominate @kingpotato @DylanC @killamch89 @Executor Akamia @Crazycrab @Shagger
  37. 2 points
    The people in Skyrim only ever seem to eat bread, so their probably all constipated.
  38. 2 points
    I simply vote with my wallet, I flat out refuse to buy any game with lootboxes, insidious microtransactions or from really unethical companies. To tell the truth, I don't really feel like I've missed on anything that I really wanted to play, by avoiding these things you avoid the vast majority of the garbage. That is debatable, if you ask me the whole debacle was entirely his own fault! The author of the books Andrzej Sapkowski by the admission of his own ignorance made a mistake by taking a cash sum in exchange for the rights instead of a % share in the profits that they offered him in the first place. He didn't think the games would make a dime because he didn't know anything about video games. Honestly in my opinion, he's been a bit of a knob chasing CD Projekt Red for royalties just because the games became a success. It doesn't matter now anyway, they settled out of court just recently so can buy any of the Witcher games with a clear conscience. https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-12-21-cd-projekt-and-the-witcher-author-andrzej-sapkowski-ink-new-ip-rights-deal
  39. 2 points
    Shagger

    Who likes Ice Cream ?

    A group of people are gathered... Hello. My name is Shagger... ..."Hello Shagger...", they respond in unison... ... And I am a dairy addict. Milk, yogurt, cream, milkshake, iced cream, cheese, I can do without none of them. They always get so disappointed in me when they see the white stuff all over my face, but I'm only human! A simple, weak, unworthy specimen of humanity, just LEAVE ME ALONE!!!
  40. 2 points
    You're right for the most part. It really doesn't make a difference what platform a game is on 99% of the time. But we all know there's some asshole out there that just wants to pick a fight, and will argue that a game is impossible to play on one platform but is easy to play on another, when there's no damn difference.
  41. 2 points
    Something like the movie Ready Player One would be really awesome.
  42. 2 points
    kingpotato

    Dead Space 2 small opinion.

    I finished Dead Space 2 last week, it was the first time I played a Dead Space game, for some reason Game stop had the first game at 8 dollars and this second one at 2.50 so getting Dead space 2 was my choice 😆. Any way, the game is very good survival game, it has a horror, a good atmosphere and excellent gameplay, the story was a little confusing because there isnt like a specific goal to follow, still the game has an excellent physiological side and your character gets more and more paranoid or schizophrenic as the game progresses due to the experiences of the first game. The only thing that I hated was the final mission , the end of the story is great but the actual mission is very lame, through out the game you are basically told that there is a smart way to avoid or end quickly a conflict, on the final mission there is no way to avoid damage, enemies will come from all sides and there is no end to them, even if you go fully armored and with a bunch of bullets and med kits you are going to get heavily damaged no matter what, so is more like spraying bullets to make your way through the last mission which takes away a lot of the survival atmosphere that the game had. What are your opinions on the Dead Space franchise ?
  43. 2 points
    I wasn’t calling the game specifically “shit”. It’s a simple expression. I said the same thing about 2 of my favorite games. FF8 and Zelda OoT. With FF8 however, I said it repeatedly for several years. With Zelda OoT, I said it for less than a year. It’s an expression, nothing more. As for being unwilling to download it, I can tell from the trailer that it’s the kind of game that I flat out don’t enjoy. So it would be a waste of time and energy for me to download it. The spelling of Kombat with the K had me intrigued. But the gameplay lost my interest. It’s nothing against your work. It’s just not a game style that I like. I had thought that MKM: Sub-Zero was gonna be an awesome game because of the Mortal Kombat part. It wasn’t worth the plastic it was made of. You do look extremely talented. Far beyond anything I could do. If at anytime you decide to work on anything more medieval oriented, I’ll be first in line to try out your work. Ave
  44. 2 points
    Where did he find one of those? 🤣 I can't remember having a girlfriend that supported my gaming habits (probably why the relationships never lasted). @DylanC is a lucky man...
  45. 2 points
    Carlos X

    Impressive VGR Facebook Page

    The domain name is very, very short. People are more likely to remember branded domain names that are very, very... Very short. I wish I'd thought of VGR first, or I would have bought it before the guy. If you have a very catchy name, too... that helps, too. But a short name almost, always, always works. Especially when we're in the mobile age, where people need to be reminded of where to go. People look at the articles, and like the articles, sometimes forget to click the like button or the connect to facebook likes box which in turn likes the page. And you have to make it prominent. Otherwise all those traffic won't do anything. However, the short domain helps, and if you secure the vanity names fast to make it consistent, that's how people find those pages better.
  46. 2 points
    Tea bag someone after a gunfight...
  47. 2 points
    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 October 5th at 10pm EST. You may vote for yourself and you are encouraged to ask your friends to sign-up to VGR and vote for you! @StaceyPowers, @The Blackangel, @killamch89, @Aerielle del Rosario, @DylanC, @Alyxx
  48. 2 points
    1140 games according to Steam.
  49. 2 points
    Skyrim becomes so ridiculously easy at higher levels that I find myself having to do ridiculous stuff like running around naked and try to complete the game with a pickaxe, a fork( not even kidding about this one) and all kinds of crazy challenges just to challenge myself in-game. Come to think of it, I haven't tried playing Skyrim blindfolded...
  50. 2 points
    CorruptedGamerForLife

    Hello

    Hello everyone my name is jordan and I been gaming for a very long time. I was a kid little my age and I am a gamer.a true gamer. I hope to have fun on here and make some friends if it is true I can make friends but if not then oh well. There are more plenty fish in the sea. :D
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