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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from DylanC in Best opening to a game?   
    You took the words right out of my mouth.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Best opening to a game?   
    Easy one for me, personally: The Last Of Us. I still show non-gamers the opening to that game to show how far our medium has come. Such an emotional opening and I still tear up when I play it.
    How about you? What do you think is the best opening in a video game?
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Joant73 in Worst glitches you've experienced in Bethesda Games?   
    One of the worst I've seen happened to my buddy not me personally.  It was in Skyrim and every time he would fast travel a dragon would spawn, even inside cities where they usually would not appear, which would put NPCs at risk as they would all rush to help fight the dragon, and a few well known NPCs died fighting the dragons which closes their shops forever.  Eventually he just had to stop fast traveling, or he would fast travel outside the city, fight the dragon, then go in. 
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Alyxx in Worst glitches you've experienced in Bethesda Games?   
    I'm just gonna leave this here.

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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Worst glitches you've experienced in Bethesda Games?   
    Ha, nice question! The most memorable/funny glitch for me was in Skyrim.
    A giant clobbered me and sent me flying up into the air for what seemed like forever.
    Like, I don’t think I ever came down. Just kepy flying. Up and up. 😂
    Suffice to say, I had to re-load my save.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from DylanC in Best and Worst DLCs in Fallout?   
    I shall look forward to those then! I've been putting off Point Lookout till I level up a little more.
    That was why I ended up loving it. And I enjoyed the stealth thing. It's not my strong suit, but I liked the challenge.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from DylanC in Weird geometric glitches in Fallout?   
    Lol, and don't forget about the atrocious physics =D All part of the charm.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Weird geometric glitches in Fallout?   
    All this talk of glitches, bugs and Bethesda games has given me a major hankering to boot up Fallout 3/Fallout NV! 
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from DylanC in Weird geometric glitches in Fallout?   
    If my game didn't crash every half hour or so, I'd almost feel cheated of the authentic Bethesda experience.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Weird geometric glitches in Fallout?   
    Frankly, Bethesda games are notoriously glitchy and it's paramount that you save often (pretty sure the game even recommends to do this). In regards, to that specific bug, I can't remember coming across it and I've spent many, many hours in both those games, as well as their DLC packs. Hope it works out for ya and resolves it self. *fingers crossed*
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Fallout in the Real World   
    I remember reading about the Salton Sea in California during the early 20th century. Basically, it was a man-made lake in the middle of the desert that lots of people flocked to as a holiday attraction. Unfortunately, pesticides destroyed the lake and all that's now left is a huge graveyard of dry, arid land and a bunch of old fish bones. The pictures and land look very Fallout-esque.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Joant73 in Best Value DLC? Worst?   
    I don't buy DLC very often unless it is for a game I really like.  The best I have gotten are both DLCs for the Witcher 3, and the Frozen Wilds DLC for Horizon ZD.  All provide really solid expansions to the game that are fun to play.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Empire in First Person vs. Third Person   
    I much prefer first person perspective. I feel less immersed with the character and story if I am floating observer of the action rather than a participant. (There are some exceptions to this though - playing as Batman works better when you are constantly reminded of the awesome guy you are playing.)
    I also get irritated when I have to constantly peer past my character when trying to see the environment, either for the practical needs of playing the game (seeing what I am shooting at) or the aesthetic factors of being able to appreciate the view. The game Papo and Yo was an example of the latter; it had a dynamic FOV that would zoom into your character's back when you stopped to enjoy the lovely scenery. It was very irritating.
    It annoys me when I can't look up at where I need to go except at the moment the game decides to take camera control away from me to show me something.
    I also dislike having to control my camera. In first person, the camera is linked to where you are aiming and where you are going unless you strafe (which 99.9% of the time is what you want). In third person mode (and especially with a controller), the camera becomes yet another thing that you have to fight against; constantly having to adjust it to keep what you want to see in frame. I imagine people coming from consoles are so used to this that they don't notice any more, but as someone who grew up on the PC with Doom & Quake this is something that always seems to get in my way.
    The benefits of third person view is that it better simulates peripheral vision (although it goes too far and shows you behind you too). It also makes up for the lack of awareness of your body, although games like the Thief series and Mirror's Edge show that you can still get away without this. It is also better for those games that zoom back quite a way when a more tactical view is required, but I consider that not so much a third person view as a strategic view.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Overdue for a Remaster?   
    I'd be sooo down for a remaster of Morrowind -- yes! I'd also love to see Aliens Vs Predator return in some shape or form. Either remaster/remake Rebellion's 2010 effort or remaster/remake Monolith's Aliens vs Predator 2. 
    I'd also like to see *proper* remasters of the Silent Hill series, 1-4 ideally. But not a shoddy hack job like the last Silent Hill HD Collection...
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Demon_skeith in Most Relaxing Game Format?   
    On a bad day, I would say FPS just to let off my stress on poor internet fools.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Most Relaxing Game Format?   
    There are a few super relaxing indie games that spring to mind: Flow, Flower and Journey (all three are by the same awesome dev). I also find Skyrim pretty chill, as well. Just walking around Skyrim is super meditative and calming. PixelJunk Monsters is also a pretty relaxing game on PS3/PS Vita. A new one is out for Switch/PS4 too but it's not quite as fantastic.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Could the Cordyceps Infection in TLOU Be Self-Limiting?   
    Super interesting question. Definitely got me thinking. My knee-jerk reaction is that if Ellie is immune to the virus, then the truth is there must be more people who are immune to the virus like Ellie in the world, surely? Careful quarantining could be a way forward, but I think the fungal nature of the virus means it may take a long, long time for it to die out. Also, it could potentially lay dormant for many decades before it's truly wiped out. Heck, mushrooms can survive with very little nutrition for a very long time, so I'd say that some kind of vaccine would be essential for the survival of humanity. Just my two cents.
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    StaceyPowers reacted to DylanC in Most Beautiful Spots in Skyrim?   
    Gonna boot up Skyrim later this week and check out all these places to remind myself! Thanks for this 🙂
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Joant73 in Games You Like That Everyone Else Hated?   
    I don't if this completely counts as the game was pretty rough upon initial release, but I thought Mass Effect: Andromeda was better than public perception would have you believe.  I got the benefit of playing it awhile after release so I didn't face any of the game breaking bugs that others did.  But the other complaints against the game I thought were fueled by peoples nostalgia for the original trilogy and wanting more of the same whereas Bioware tried to bring a fresh start to series.  I thought the overall game play was fun and engaging and the overall feel of the game was still solid.  I really enjoyed exploring a new galaxy, meeting aliens, and building relationships with your team.  I had a lot of fun playing that game despite all the negativity surrounding it. 
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Joant73 in Fresh experiences in open world game replays?   
    I definitely recommend changing your overall combat style and build.  I had one friend who built a barehanded character, you focus on those skills and get a couple key items and you can go around punching all your foes to death.  I have built characters focused around stealth and archery or heavy two handed guys who just bust in anywhere and wreck, both can be fun approaches.  Also, try taking different sides or approaches to quest lines.  (Might be some slight spoilers past this point) For example if you joined the dark brotherhood before you can destroy them this time, pick a different side of the war, do the blades quest line if you haven't.  You can try to become a thane and landowner in every town if you haven't before.  I do not know if you have the DLCs (if you don't I suggest adding them they add quite a bit of new content) but if you have been a werewolf before you can try being a vampire this time.  Also, certain quest lines have special things at the end if you push for them, like the thieves guild for instance can move to a new location (similar to dark brotherhood) and regain its glory if you do enough missions for them.  Also, you can focus on collections, all the dragon priest masks for instance (there is something you can do with them as well if you haven't), or all the Daedric artifacts (there is usually one or two ppl have missed).  Also, you can look around for articles about the most missed missions or easter eggs, there are usually a couple I haven't done when I look at those and that gives me something to do. 
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from DylanC in Most Beautiful Spots in Skyrim?   
    I'm pretty sure I've explored almost all of Skyrim. To me, the most beautiful locations to revisit just to look around now and again are:
    ·         Eldergleam Sanctuary, especially if it’s around 6-7 in the morning, when the light comes through all golden.
    ·         Markarth. I hate the politics of the place (I’m a fan of the Forsworn, wear their armor, and self-identify as one on every playthrough), but the design of the city is absolutely gorgeous. The scenery of the Reach is beautiful as well.
    ·         That area with the geysers that is south of Windhelm.
    ·         That bridge with the towers that’s near Whiterun, with the bandits that want to charge you a “toll.” I love the view from the towers.
    ·         The spot in the marshes where you can build Windstad Manor.
    ·         The Rift. All of it, but especially up by Froki’s Shack.
    ·         There’s a sort of “outdoor dungeon” area not far from Froki’s Shack with amazing view of the Throat of the World. I can’t recall the name, but the view is awesome.
    ·         Once while I was watching someone else play, they found this really cool dungeon which was outdoors and featured a lot of greenery, but you enter through a cave to get there? I have no clue where it was. If anyone can identify it, please let me know. I’ve never found it myself.
    What are your favorite spots in Skyrim?
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Katri Marcell in Ban the user above you   
    Banned: DC
    Reason: So I can take over the forum. Muahahaha.
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Katri Marcell in Most Beautiful Game World?   
    I want to play that. Do I need to play the other Bioshock games first, or are they all pretty independent of each other?
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    StaceyPowers got a reaction from Alyxx in Most Beautiful Game World?   
    Thanks!
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    StaceyPowers reacted to Alyxx in Most Beautiful Game World?   
    You do not need to play Bioshock 1 and 2 before Infinite. Infinite isn't tied to the first two games in any direct way (there are minor nods but the story is independent of them).
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