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  1. There’s no beating around the bush; 2020 has been a tough year for most of us. But while we may be missing our local friends and family, we have a great online community here at VGR that has helped us all to feel connected, to share some laughs, and to get through the hard times. And that is thanks to the contributions of our wonderful members. We appreciate every thoughtful post made by every member here. We cannot recognize everyone, but we want to give special thanks to the following core members for enriching VGR Forum. @StaceyPowers As a VGR staff writer, we know you are busy, b
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  2. There's one person who wasn't mentioned in the list. @DC Thank you for creating and running a forum for gamers to come together and discuss all areas of gaming. From retro/classic gaming to current gen, mobile, and PC gaming. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. So many of us would be completely out of the loop on things if it wasn't for VGR and the work you do. Hell I personally wouldn't even know what the PS5 and Xbox X/S look like. Assuming I knew that they had been released. So many of us have been introduced to games we otherwise wouldn't have known about. We have be
    5 points
  3. Being a classic gamer, I can guarantee that as long as I can play, the old stuff will never be forgotten. I got my PhD in Console Emergency Surgery when I was 5. I know how to administer CPR to a Nintendo better than anyone. So I’m going to keep them all alive.
    4 points
  4. Shagger Says: It took me a while, but I finally found the time to stitch this review together. This isn't an easy one, not just because I'm keeping it spoiler free, but this game has divided opinion so much since it launched that it's hard to say weather or not you trust yourself and your own views any more. But I thought about it, and decide to go for it as it's impossible to avoid invoking somebody's ire with ones view on this game anyway. So my disclaimer is, take it, or leave it. I also do this on the assumption that whoever's reading this has played the first game, so ev
    4 points
  5. 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
    4 points
  6. I nominate @Shagger @Crazycrab @StaceyPowers @skyfire @killamch89 @Alyxx
    4 points
  7. 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
    3 points
  8. I don't get why @Empire and @skyfire are being so negative about this. What Valve and the other companies listed were doing was blocking game codes purchased in one part of the EU from being used in another parts of the EU. Remember, the all of Europe is part of the PAL region, so there should be region blocking for software nor hardware. These companies did this to ensure that people were paying the highest price for those games across the whole continent no what matter what that country's indigenous market, economic status and local law dictates as fair, which is incredibly shady and purpose
    3 points
  9. 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 points
  10. The Blackangel

    Rat Guide

    PART 1 - CHOOSING YOUR RAT You need to decide first off whether you want them to breed or not. If you don't want them breeding then you need to choose only one sex. Either male or female. Both genders typically get along well with each other, but there is always a hierarchy. One rat will be dominant. They will "battle" for dominance, but it is almost never true violence. They tend to wrestle or box more. Once you decide on your gender, decide how many you want. Rats are social animals and will not do well alone. I highly recommend a minimum of 4 rats. The more rats you get the better their h
    3 points
  11. Yeah, as interesting as a game boy game can be, considering the limitations. I don't look at ebay for pricing, as the prices are heavily inflated because people think they have something worth more than it really is. If I really want to grab a game boy, I'd look at thrift stores, game shops that specialize in the sale of retro games and consoles and so on. You're bound to get a much better deal, unless they look at ebay and price that way. First key, don't use ebay to find your price. Use something like pricecharting, as you'll at least get a better picture of what it's going for on e
    3 points
  12. I think games should be authentic period. If you aim to do a game set in a fictional future, don't drag commentary on current real world events into it. Sure games can be educational, and should be. They can build skills etc. But hiding propaganda in them is a disservice, and outright malicious. Especially in games aimed at children. The developers should always be very clear and transparent about their intentions. Never use games as a platform for piggybacking controversial messages.
    3 points
  13. Yes, all the time. You carry and seve the "bestest" weapons for whatever and you end up finishing the game with a pea shooter. I think this just goes back to bad game design. Like the typhoon in deusex human revolution. You find maybe 3 shoots for it through the entire game.
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  14. So I'm basically venting my frustration here because I have nobody to really talk to about it in real life. I always say that I don't really have any friends, but I actually do have one, but one who I can only tolerate in small doses. The thing is, she has major anxiety problems (a thing she can't be faulted for), and I guess this carries over into the video game playing experience. The thing is, I've dealt with people of this sort before, who get SO angry when bad things happen (i.e. they die a lot) in a video game and instead of acknowledging that maybe they just need more practice, they
    3 points
  15. So much gore and torture you can smell it through the tv. Walk by recently used torture devices with matted insides some of which are still dripping. And that dripping never stops. You can always hear it. Faint voices of screams that are on its last round of echoes. The sound of chains dangling in the silence from an unknown breeze. Hot inferno in one chamber, and cold ghostly chill in another. Bones and limbs laying around as if kicked to the side like garbage, or fallen from a cart of bodies. Growls from creatures that are somewhere, and every turn you anticipate the worst. Cold stone walls
    3 points
  16. Imagine all the grease you would have to clean out of it just to get the damn thing to run without catching fire.
    3 points
  17. And from those of us that are/will be alone, have fun and get drunk with us. Especially if, like me, the holidays mean absolutely nothing to you.
    3 points
  18. It's very rough since the model was created through 3D reconstruction aka. photogrammetry using screenshots from the model viewer. If I could get my hands on the actual models from the game it would be much better.
    3 points
  19. Sooner or later people have to learn that just because you're new, does not mean you're special. Experience is the hardest teacher. It gives the test first and the lesson second.
    3 points
  20. No fucking way. I value honesty, and despise greed, and would never support some piece of shit like that. If some scalper tried to sell me one, I would knock their worthless ass to the ground then squat down and piss on their face. After that I would just raid their pockets and take their console. Yes, I would rob them.
    3 points
  21. I can't believe I'm admitting this. Just remember I was drunk off my ass, and honestly don't remember doing it. It was apparently around 3:00 in the morning. I know we had hot pockets in the freezer, and apparently thought I was microwaving one. What it turned out to be was that I was microwaving a sponge. I kept commenting on how tough and bland this "hot pocket" was to my girl. She just took out her phone and recorded the whole thing. I would say I didn't need toilet paper for a day or two as the sponge would wipe my as itself as it came out, but that's just gross. This happened
    3 points
  22. I enjoyed dying lights take on open world quite a bit. You really felt like you were in the slums of some poor country when you were exploring the first large map. The map flow was very good as well, you were basically just running from one side of the map to the next hitting zombies with weapons but it never felt boring because you could do it in different ways each time. The movement system that game offered made it feel very organic when you traversed the world. And the world complemented that by being set in the middle of a south american city, whose types of cities are generally have
    3 points
  23. I just passed 3000 posts!
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  24. 3 points
  25. 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.
    3 points
  26. A little disclaimer. Everything I'm about to say I say as my own individual person, not as a mod nor a representative of VGR in any way. And yourself @m76as well as anyone can respond freely without fear of reprisal. What you are saying are the words of someone who clearly has not made any effort to understand or research the message BLM is trying to put out, and that is also, with all due respect, kinda selfish. You're just happy to live in your little bubble where everything is fine. In your white world, you don't get guns drawn of you for just walking down the street. You don't
    3 points
  27. @Gamertotheend I don't think there is a single thing you said that I disagree with, and that's coming from a newly appointed mod' that's desperate to make an example out of somebody 😂.
    3 points
  28. oh dear, I'm a little scared of posting here as my unpopular opinions tend to be very very unpopular and I don't wish to be banned. but here goes and in no order:- 1:- Achievements/Trophies. I feel these are one of the worst additions to gaming in decades for several reasons: 1st they are worthless and meaningless. I mean whether you have 1 achievement or a million, it makes no difference. 2nd they actually set a bad mindset and instead of playing a game and exploring/discovering things themselves, they simply follow a 'checklist' of things to do set by the devs, hardly my idea
    3 points
  29. Shagger

    Forum Mod to Combat Spam.

    Now, @DC, I don't think a single person will doubt what you do as an admin is anything less than a commendable effort. You have all our admiration and respect. The contest's, the points, giveaways and forum moderation, you do an amazing job. However, we're at the point where the spam that's flooding the forum is in need of new policy to combat and, I'd say, an additional moderator to help enforce it because it is becoming a problem. I think I speak for all of us, [email protected] Blackangel @Crazycrab, @skyfire, @StaceyPowers and everyone else when I say we do not doubt your commitment nor abilit
    3 points
  30. 3 points
  31. 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".
    3 points
  32. 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, gen
    3 points
  33. But Ellie is gay 😆 Have you played the Last of Us game ?
    3 points
  34. Back pain is not normal, you should change your chair or sitting position if you experience back pain.
    2 points
  35. I set the game on the easiest difficulty level. And then if I still somehow encounter a boss I can't beat (it happens), I ragequit and look up the ending to the game on YouTube (because it almost always happens towards the end of a game). Looking at you, haunted bulldozer in Alan Wake! My Fallout 4 player character who currently has a rainbow of pixels instead of a face would agree with you. If he could talk.
    2 points
  36. Shole

    Killed in a cutscene

    God that sounds like a horrible bug. But sometimes it is funny you are just standing there waiting for it to get over and something just comes out and kills you while the npc is talking normally XD
    2 points
  37. Micah is a total dick in RDR2. He's always antagonizing Arthur. I wish I could attack gang members and just beat the ever living shit out of him, but unfortunately that's not something the scripted in the game.
    2 points
  38. That's short sighted. Computers have been used to develop games for decades, but people are far to quick to forget modern game development is far younger, and if it wasn't for the development of home console hardware within that time, PC Gaming as we know it, would simply wouldn't exist. But consoles play an even more important role than that. Let's be honest, PC gaming is expensive (and it is, I'm not prepared to debate that. I'll explain it, like I'm about too, but not debate it.) and it's expensive because hardware manufacturers have to make a hardware profit as they don't gain
    2 points
  39. The Walking Dead game series had a lot to do with human nature or their struggles with morality and against each other about as much if not more so than the zombies. Under certain circumstances, anyone can change and become 'the threat' to survivors whether in their own group or on the road. Trust, decision making, leadership, competence, integrity and morality and many other qualities are presented in the game. Even though it's just a game, it makes me think about those real behaviors in people and how they would act in crisis mode including my own self. We all think we are fully capable of h
    2 points
  40. m76

    Politics in video games

    We have to separate two categories. Political topics in videogames and political activism in videogames. The first one is OK, the second is not. As soon as it gets out of context and not the ingame character is speaking but the designer / writer through that character it becomes an issue. I don't care what they have so say, don't use the game as a platform for your personal politics, if you are a game designer. Unless the game is literally about your personal political views.
    2 points
  41. What’s the key to gaming affordably? Taking advantage of deals when they show up. Whether you are hunting for discounts or you want to share a sweet deal you just discovered, this is the place to do it. But we have a few rules and guidelines for you to follow. What to Post This section is for game and gaming-related deals only. That means you can share discounts on video games, subscriptions, and anything else game-related (i.e. PS Plus or Xbox Games with Gold, Epic’s free games, and so forth). Please include only the sale price in your post, not the standard list price. We
    2 points
  42. I'm a fan of the Idea that many developers have done and that's force cheaters to only play with each other. It's karmac by showing these annoying twit's what it's like to play with them, keeps them away from legitimate players and developers don't have to deal with assholes on Reddit drumming up a "controversy" by being "unfairly banned", when in 95% of cases it is 100% justified. So you see, everybody wins.
    2 points
  43. @m76 Actually, there has been. Merging threads.
    2 points
  44. Crazycrab

    It's my Birthday...

    It's mine as well, me and @Shagger are brothers. Two of three triplets. Yeah... it's lockdown so what else is there to do?
    2 points
  45. When one gets hyped up and exited about something, it's setting yourself up to either meet your hopes or a letdown. It's physiologically very difficult to be overly impressed by something you were exited for. So, to be honest, I can't of a game that really did that. Before the Internet, there was very little to go on to build expectations at all, so I could use games like Zelda: OOT, Mario 64 or something like that because they really did make my draw drop and say "WOW", but that would honestly be cheating because I wasn't really in a place to have any real expectations at all. I think modern
    2 points
  46. Minimum good gaming sessions is for me 6 hours nonstop without a single break, even not leave your game for food.
    2 points
  47. But that's precisely my point. The console IS meant to do only one thing. As such, they are able to concentrate more on the game itself, because that's all the console is crafted to do. Whereas a PC is set up to do hundreds of other things on top of gaming.
    2 points
  48. 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 a
    2 points
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