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Title: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 16, 2015, 06:30:03 AM
***Note: any debate in this thread about video games as a hobby is NOT WANTED so please just leave it at the door***

Based on comments in a number of threads, I know there's a decent population of Mustachian video gamers out there. I want to know more about you! PC? Console? Mobile? What games are you enjoying right now? What do you have your eye on to buy?

Me/DW/family: nearly 100% PC games (a mid/high-end rig I built ~3 years ago) these days, though we've been given a few PS3 exclusive games from friends that we'll dig into at some point. Might think about a PS4 at some point too. Currently saving up for a second gaming PC so that we can play together more as a family.

I'm personally on a big open-world RPG kick right now.

Witcher 3 from when it went on sale a few weeks ago. Amazing but I started on too high a difficulty level and I'm considering whether to start over at an easier setting, as it's actually kinda stressful to play, which isn't what I'm looking for (right now).

After quite a few hours of work, and then troubleshooting, I have a rock-solid modded Skyrim set up which is thrilling everyone in the family including me. If anyone's interested, I followed the STEP Core/Extended guide, and then added a few extra things. The mod tool Mod Organizer is a godsend for me - now we can have 4 different mod profiles (me, DW, DD1,DD2) and saves local to those profiles, and switch between them with a simple drop down menu.

I'm currently working through the "Clear and Present Danger" mod guide for Fallout 3. I'm looking forward to replaying Fallout 3, then actually playing a non-buggy New Vegas, and by that point Fallout 4 should be available on sale at deep discount and have a decent collection of mods.

At some point I am going to be modding Oblivion (probably the Mythic Dawn guide) and lastly Morrowind (B2B). DW and I love those games but they're really rough to look at and play compared to modern graphics and gameplay sensibilities. Hoping the guides can resuscitate those games for our enjoyment, and also our kids'.

Can you tell our family are huge fans of Bethesda games? ;)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cromacster on December 16, 2015, 06:41:18 AM
I only play games on PC and these days I pretty much exclusively play Dota 2.  It's free, one game takes about an hour, and it's fun.  I played the original Dota alot with college roommates.  Every now and then we all find the time to log on together and get some games in.

Sounds like you go all out with the mods and making some yourself.  That's awesome.  Cool that you get your whole family involved.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 16, 2015, 06:54:16 AM
The reputation of nastiness in the MOBA community has always scared me away from either LoL or Dota. Outside of a couple MMOs we play occasionally I'm not a huge multiplayer gamer anymore.

Glad it works for you though :) A former coworker of mine makes a good chunk of his living off LoL.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cromacster on December 16, 2015, 07:32:20 AM
The reputation of nastiness in the MOBA community has always scared me away from either LoL or Dota. Outside of a couple MMOs we play occasionally I'm not a huge multiplayer gamer anymore.

Glad it works for you though :) A former coworker of mine makes a good chunk of his living off LoL.

I can't speak for LoL, never played it.   For the most part the Dota community isn't terrible as far as online gaming goes, although I may be fairly desensitized to it these days.  I would be somewhat concerned if I had younger kids interested in playing.  I feel this would be the case in any game that has some social aspect to it.  If you run into some annoying people it's easy enough to mute them.

How does he make money off LoL?  Custom skins or a paid pro?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 16, 2015, 07:35:01 AM
Podcast and a website that's apparently quite successful. Don't think he's in paid pro territory but I might be wrong.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Financial.Velociraptor on December 16, 2015, 08:18:04 AM
I'm casually working my way through the third XP for Starcraft II.   When I FIRE'd it was a six week video game and junk food bender that put 15 pounds on me and ruined my complexion.  I only play a couple times a week now.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 16, 2015, 08:27:39 AM
I'm casually working my way through the third XP for Starcraft II.   When I FIRE'd it was a six week video game and junk food bender that put 15 pounds on me and ruined my complexion.  I only play a couple times a week now.

Interesting. I've actually gone the other direction (not the weight gain, just the time). I went from playing almost nothing over the past year (though pre-MMM I was a huge gamer) to playing at least a few times a week. It's such a big hobby with the kids and my wife that I was missing out on family bonding. So far this has been an excellent decision, but I do need to be careful not to get sucked too far back into it. The first few nights of Witcher 3 had me up past midnight, which really throws my schedule off :P
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: whitedragon on December 16, 2015, 09:09:14 AM
Console gamer here.  I'm currently playing Fallout 4 on Xbox One.  There is just so much to do in that game that I'll probably stick with it for a long time into 2016.  Before that, I played Destiny over the summer, and for the first half of the year I was playing Dragon Age Inquisition.  I put over 200 hours into that game, which is the most I've ever spent on a game ever.  The ROI was pretty good for that one!  When you consider I only get maybe 5-6 hours of gaming a week, I can make that stretch and awful long time!

I used to build PC's in my high school days, but now I prefer being able to sit on the couch, turn everything on and have it just work, lol.

As far as MOBA's go, some of my local friends tried to get me to play League of Legends (LoL), but that experience was so awful I almost lost my "local" friends over it.  Those games are toxic, all of them, in my experience.

Currently though, some of my coworkers have turned me on to World of Tanks on PC.  The games are fast, (like 5 minutes a piece) and if you're destroyed you can immediately hop out and hop into another match in a different tank.  It's awesome for like 30 minute stretches and not sucking your whole evening/weekend away!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JPinDC on December 16, 2015, 09:10:50 AM
SO & I play on Xbox 360, but finding games that we can play together is challenging. I'm a much more casual gamer, and SO goes through all the gear to optimize, listens to podcasts on whatever we're going to play, etc. We went on a Diablo III binge for a long while, and were really excited about Battlefront, but it turns out that multiplayer is only offline for that one, so that was disappointing. Even worse was the new Halo, which doesn't have any couch co-op at all.

We also found a game that was free last month for Xbox gold called Knight Squad which plays up to 8 players online, so we've done that with some friends out of state and it's been a lot of fun. Very little strategy in that one, just slashing. I'd love any recommendations on good couch co-op games for Xbox, especially ones we can play online too!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jon_Snow on December 16, 2015, 09:13:31 AM
I allow myself perhaps 4 or 5 short bouts of videogaming per week. Recenty months have me quite enjoying my time with Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. Because you know...pirates are COOL.

The ship to ship warfare is particularly satisfying.

Just downloaded Star Wars Battlefront too...look forward to playing with my nephews online...some of them got it for Christmas so that they can play it with Uncle Snow. :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 16, 2015, 09:20:41 AM
whitedragon - How is Destiny? It's one of the games we want to try if we do get a PS4. (Another reason we want one is that many of our distant friends only have that and don't play on PC very much at all.)

Dragon Age Inquisition is definitely on our list to get. I really loved the first one and want to give the second game another chance. My personal clock in Skyrim is 320 hours (and counting) so I totally get it. Probably another 30+ hours of modding (which, while occasionally frustrating, is fun for me too), and I used to maintain a mod guide for a now-defunct website.

JPinDC - My knowledge of console stuff is sadly out of date. One game my kids really like that's got splitscreen multiplayer  is Awesomenauts. Pretty sure that was released for the 360 too. It's a 2D MOBA, so probably not the friendliest to play online, but definitely fun co-op.

Borderlands, particularly 2, is ridiculously fun co-op (up to 4 players, and you can do a mix of local and online to fill the 4 slots if you want). It's "Diablo with guns", basically. Played it on PC but pretty sure the feature set is identical on consoles.

I'll try and think of some other ones.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on December 16, 2015, 09:25:45 AM
I PC game... on my couch. hdmi cable from the computer to the TV, wireless keyboard & mouse, feet up... best both worlds.

I am working my way through the Dragon Age games, starting at the first. Trying to game the way I watch TV, which is an entire series at a time, then on to the next thing.

Next after Dragon Age: Portal. I'm looking forward to that, but it's months away.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: hoping2retire35 on December 16, 2015, 12:44:58 PM
Bought World of Warcraft years ago and stopped playing after a short while. Thought about it recently when I saw an ad that said play to lvl 20 for free(subscription above that). Since I still had the game I got my login info and started playing, for free only. Big temptation to subscribe right now but I have been busy reading an online forum about saving money and living an alternative lifestyle ;)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Philociraptor on December 16, 2015, 12:58:14 PM
PC and Wii U here. Wife, roommates, and I worked our way through Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, and Super Smash Bros over the last year. When I have free time at home (typically if wife goes out or I wake up before her) I will spend some time on a Seasonal Hero in D3:RoS. I'll get in a game or two of Hearthstone every couple days as well, usually on my iPhone.

Used to play WoW in high school, if I FIREd today I would probably get back into it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 16, 2015, 01:08:55 PM
Bought World of Warcraft years ago and stopped playing after a short while. Thought about it recently when I saw an ad that said play to lvl 20 for free(subscription above that). Since I still had the game I got my login info and started playing, for free only. Big temptation to subscribe right now but I have been busy reading an online forum about saving money and living an alternative lifestyle ;)

Check out Guild Wars 2. They have a free option now so you can try it out. If you want a full account, it's pay once and no sub. I liked it quite a bit but haven't played in a year or so.

Rift is also a decent MMO with a free option.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SouthernTransplant on December 16, 2015, 01:21:38 PM
Another PC/Wii U user here.  I find that with the PC I can get most new games on a massive discount after a few months compared to consoles, and there is such a huge catalog of games available that I'll never run out.  The Wii U seems to have better exclusives than PS4/XBONE, as Mario Kart 8 and the new Super Mario World are fantastic.

Lately, I've really been sucked into Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's MOBA.  I had tried DOTA2 previously, and found that almost everyone was toxic, and the game had a steep learning curve.  While there are certainly still some less than polite folks in HotS, I would say 90% of the random people I have played with have been awesome.  It's just a fun, approachable game (and free!).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kaspian on December 16, 2015, 01:28:22 PM
I play "DC Universe Online" on my PS3 a few times a week.  ...And yeah, I pay a stupid subscription for it.  (Though much of the game and the download are free--if anyone cares to give it a try.)

My brother-in-law brought over his PS4 and "Star Wars Battlefront" a few weeks ago.  It blew my mind!!  ...Not enough to run out and buy a PS4 and pay for a yearly PS+ membership, but very, very close.  I often find myself wishing I had it.  (And that's a weird feeling for me.)


Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: hypocrispy on December 16, 2015, 01:44:41 PM
Bought World of Warcraft years ago and stopped playing after a short while. Thought about it recently when I saw an ad that said play to lvl 20 for free(subscription above that). Since I still had the game I got my login info and started playing, for free only. Big temptation to subscribe right now but I have been busy reading an online forum about saving money and living an alternative lifestyle ;)

Check out Guild Wars 2. They have a free option now so you can try it out. If you want a full account, it's pay once and no sub. I liked it quite a bit but haven't played in a year or so.

Rift is also a decent MMO with a free option.

I loved Rift. Played the beta, pre-ordered the Collector's Edition before release (before I found MMM). But I will NEVER play it again. Trion is and has been the worst gaming company I have ever had to deal with. They can kiss my lily white ass.

As much as I hate to admit it, I just signed up for World of Warcraft again myself. 2 years away and I'm back on the warcrack...

If you're still looking for alternatives check out Aion and WildStar.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RFAAOATB on December 16, 2015, 01:47:22 PM
Hyrule Warriors.  The reason I got a Wii U.  Probably put enough time in that to equal a part time job the past year.  I want to get all the medals.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: kudy on December 16, 2015, 01:55:58 PM
I finally re-installed Diablo 3 and beat it in "Normal" a few weeks ago.

I also recently built a RetroPie for my household, and I am trying out some of the retro nintendo/sega/playstation/etc. games I never played as a kid (really it's mostly for my girlfriend, but I'm getting in on the fun). Also using the RetroPie to lovingly re-play Atari Lynx games from my childhood.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on December 16, 2015, 02:02:11 PM
I'm a PC gamer. (I refuse to buy consoles because I have a moral problem with DRM, closed platforms, and the business practices of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo. I make an exception for Steam, which makes me a hypocrite, but nobody's perfect...) Right now my major games are Star Trek Online, Team Fortress 2, and a little bit of Civ 5, Kerbal Space Program and Cities: Skylines. I also recently (finally) got around to Portal 2, although I still need to try out the co-op mode. I also have a bunch of Humble Bundle games which I mostly play on my Android phone. Fallout 3 (and New Vegas), GTA 4, and Skyrim are all on my "to play" list.

This thread reminds me that I need to investigate running Star Trek Online under WINE so I can switch completely to Linux.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on December 16, 2015, 02:09:08 PM
Right now I have a PS3 and the original Wii. I used to have a 360, but sold it to a friend before I moved. My favorite game is Skyrim, by far. I have been playing Burnout Paradise and Ni No Kuni on PS3.

 I have been considering building a gaming PC to play on my TV. I never built a PC before, only really installed some bolt-ons in the past. So I am not sure about whether I should attempt it. I have been reading up on how you can use a wired 360 game pad with some games too. I used to play PC games in HS and really miss it sometimes. However, the ease of console games is alluring.

I have also been considering getting a Wii U with the SM3D World/Nintendo Land, but Target is sold out and has been for some time.

Build a PC and learn that mode of gaming or buy a Wii U? Decisions, decisions.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jeremy E. on December 16, 2015, 02:11:17 PM
Dota 2 is the only game I play, free and fun.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on December 16, 2015, 02:25:04 PM
Right now I have a PS3 and the original Wii. I used to have a 360, but sold it to a friend before I moved. My favorite game is Skyrim, by far. I have been playing Burnout Paradise and Ni No Kuni on PS3.

 I have been considering building a gaming PC to play on my TV. I never built a PC before, only really installed some bolt-ons in the past. So I am not sure about whether I should attempt it. I have been reading up on how you can use a wired 360 game pad with some games too. I used to play PC games in HS and really miss it sometimes. However, the ease of console games is alluring.

I have also been considering getting a Wii U with the SM3D World/Nintendo Land, but Target is sold out and has been for some time.

Build a PC and learn that mode of gaming or buy a Wii U? Decisions, decisions.

building computers is fun, but the most affordable way to go is buying a used, high-spec computer. Kijiji or craigslist will have good rigs for much less than the cost of building.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on December 16, 2015, 02:36:27 PM
I have been considering building a gaming PC to play on my TV. I never built a PC before, only really installed some bolt-ons in the past. So I am not sure about whether I should attempt it. I have been reading up on how you can use a wired 360 game pad with some games too. I used to play PC games in HS and really miss it sometimes. However, the ease of console games is alluring.

building computers is fun, but the most affordable way to go is buying a used, high-spec computer. Kijiji or craigslist will have good rigs for much less than the cost of building.

First of all, Thinkum, "building" a PC is incredibly easy and nothing to be intimidated about. It's so easy, in fact, that I put "building" in quotes because you're really just plugging in pre-built pieces.

Second, snacky is right that buying is usually cheaper than building, especially if you aren't picky about the exact components you want.

Third, Xbox 360 controllers are some of the best for PC, but you might also want to consider the Steam controller, or perhaps just adapting the PS3 controllers you already have.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on December 16, 2015, 03:57:31 PM
PC gamer here, playing about 20 hours a week now I am FIREd on my self-made PC, namely an i5, GTX770, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, W10 on my 55" HDTV and 5.1 surround sound setup. My preference is for point and click adventure games and an occasional  dose of FPSs. I get most of my games through Steam, buying only when user rating is >= 90%, discount >= 50% and price mostly < $10. I spend less than $200 per year this way and have played through around 30 games this year.

I am currently playing Witcher 1 Enhanced Edition, The Dark Eye of Satinav and Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon (corny but entertaining). In the hopper to play next is Walking Dead 2, Alien Isolation, Legend of Korra, Back to the Future, The Book of Unwritten Tales and Just Cause 2. I play offline only and delete the game as soon as it is finished as I like to run everything nice and fast off my not-so-large SSD.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jeremy E. on December 16, 2015, 04:04:45 PM
I only play games on PC and these days I pretty much exclusively play Dota 2.  It's free, one game takes about an hour, and it's fun.  I played the original Dota alot with college roommates.  Every now and then we all find the time to log on together and get some games in.

Sounds like you go all out with the mods and making some yourself.  That's awesome.  Cool that you get your whole family involved.
If you ever wanna play dota with a fellow mustachian let me know
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Flyingkea on December 16, 2015, 04:16:58 PM
I play on PC/mobile. I think PC controls are hardwired into me, as I struggle to use other platforms. Right now I don't really play as I'm trying to study and I have a toddler.

My favourite game currently is Skyrim, I gave spent far too many hours on there.
Other games include
Crysis
Minecraft
Some older games I play:
Unreal Tournament 2004 (you can turn the gore off, and the graphics are quite beautiful)
Railroad tycoon 2/3
Age of Empires

Some games I would like to get
Assassins creed - I have played a few hours of Assassins Creed III and it hooked me.

I used to play a game called PWI (Perfect World International), which is a MMO. It was free, the ingame chat was usually friendly and moderated if not, and it was a gorgeous game. Reason I quit was because at high levels it took too long to grind up without paying. But lower levels were great.

I'm trying to stay away from mobile games as I'm sick of the free to download, pay to do anything model.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on December 16, 2015, 05:50:01 PM

building computers is fun, but the most affordable way to go is buying a used, high-spec computer. Kijiji or craigslist will have good rigs for much less than the cost of building.

First of all, Thinkum, "building" a PC is incredibly easy and nothing to be intimidated about. It's so easy, in fact, that I put "building" in quotes because you're really just plugging in pre-built pieces.

Second, snacky is right that buying is usually cheaper than building, especially if you aren't picky about the exact components you want.

Third, Xbox 360 controllers are some of the best for PC, but you might also want to consider the Steam controller, or perhaps just adapting the PS3 controllers you already have.

Snacky & Jack, thank you! Very good info right there. Now I just need to do some research about what sort of machine/components I should be looking for. Any recommendations? Also, I should be able to upgrade as needed with a used rig right?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: use2betrix on December 16, 2015, 06:52:13 PM
I'm not a gamer but I did somehow get hooked on clash of clans the last year. Does anyone else play? Growing up I was a huge Starcraft fan but I just don't have time for most games between work, the gym, and then recovering from those two things lol. Hopefully some day when I'm fire or near I can get back into a small amount of gaming.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jeremy E. on December 16, 2015, 09:17:06 PM

building computers is fun, but the most affordable way to go is buying a used, high-spec computer. Kijiji or craigslist will have good rigs for much less than the cost of building.

First of all, Thinkum, "building" a PC is incredibly easy and nothing to be intimidated about. It's so easy, in fact, that I put "building" in quotes because you're really just plugging in pre-built pieces.

Second, snacky is right that buying is usually cheaper than building, especially if you aren't picky about the exact components you want.

Third, Xbox 360 controllers are some of the best for PC, but you might also want to consider the Steam controller, or perhaps just adapting the PS3 controllers you already have.

Snacky & Jack, thank you! Very good info right there. Now I just need to do some research about what sort of machine/components I should be looking for. Any recommendations? Also, I should be able to upgrade as needed with a used rig right?
If you get a good size case and high enough wattage psu then you can just keep upgrading. I like Asus motherboards and Intel processors
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Psychstache on December 16, 2015, 09:41:21 PM
I play on pretty much all formats. About to sell my Xbox 360 and get the ps4 and SW battlefront. Currently, I'm plugging away at Skyrim on the PC. I'm also a big Hearthstone player on PC/phone. I'm also randomly replaying final fantasy 6/3 on my phone for about the 100th time.

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Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jon_Snow on December 16, 2015, 09:51:21 PM
Oh, Star Wars Battlefront is a blast...I'm a total Star Wars geeks so this REALLY scratches that particular itch. Haven't ventured into the online multiplayer yet - I'm not eager to get pwned by 12 year olds - but some of the off line stuff is pretty good enough for now.

I'm a console gamer...always have been ever since I got a Mattel Intellivision system in the late 70's. In recent years I have predominantly become an Xbot - 360, and now Xbox One.

I have done some PC gaming in the distant past - good times were had in the 80's with the King's Quest series.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalUndercover on December 16, 2015, 10:11:18 PM
I have a PS3 and enjoy GTA / Mafia / Scarface / sleeping dogs style games.  I occasionally play a genesis emulator for nostalgia: rings of power, land stalker are my favourites
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: vern on December 17, 2015, 12:35:16 AM
Resident Evil: Code Veronica on my old PS2. 

It's still the best RE of the series IMHO.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: protostache on December 17, 2015, 05:58:00 AM
DW is the gamer in the family. We got her a PS4 for her birthday / Christmas back in October and so far she's played 102 hours. Total price so far is $455 for the console which came with all three Uncharted games, Fallout 4, and an extra controller, which puts the cost per hour at $4.45. I'd say that's a pretty Mustachian entertainment cost, especially since I get great joy out of watching her play and looking things up for her when she gets stuck. Fallout 4 also has a fancy app that runs on her iPad that I can use to heal her when she's in battle, which is also fun.

Edit: I forgot that the PS4 also came with Destiny but she hasn't even installed it yet. That will be on the list to play sometime next year, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: golden1 on December 17, 2015, 06:49:38 AM
I'm a long time player of World of Warcraft.  I go through stages where I play very little, but midsummer I got back into it and raid casually again.  Oddly, even though it costs $12 a month, I find it is a money saver because it fulfills that "acquiring new things" urge. 

I bought Fallout 4 for Xbox which has a lot of stuff to do, but I haven't really gotten into it too much yet.

I also like a lot of the free to play iPad/IPhone games. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 17, 2015, 07:40:03 AM
DW is the gamer in the family. We got her a PS4 for her birthday / Christmas back in October and so far she's played 102 hours. Total price so far is $455 for the console which came with all three Uncharted games, Fallout 4, and an extra controller, which puts the cost per hour at $4.45. I'd say that's a pretty Mustachian entertainment cost, especially since I get great joy out of watching her play and looking things up for her when she gets stuck. Fallout 4 also has a fancy app that runs on her iPad that I can use to heal her when she's in battle, which is also fun.

Edit: I forgot that the PS4 also came with Destiny but she hasn't even installed it yet. That will be on the list to play sometime next year, I'm sure.

That cost per hour will only fall. Despite a rather spendy PC setup, our estimated cost is now well below $0.50/hour between hardware and game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on December 17, 2015, 07:50:14 AM

building computers is fun, but the most affordable way to go is buying a used, high-spec computer. Kijiji or craigslist will have good rigs for much less than the cost of building.

First of all, Thinkum, "building" a PC is incredibly easy and nothing to be intimidated about. It's so easy, in fact, that I put "building" in quotes because you're really just plugging in pre-built pieces.

Second, snacky is right that buying is usually cheaper than building, especially if you aren't picky about the exact components you want.

Third, Xbox 360 controllers are some of the best for PC, but you might also want to consider the Steam controller, or perhaps just adapting the PS3 controllers you already have.

Snacky & Jack, thank you! Very good info right there. Now I just need to do some research about what sort of machine/components I should be looking for. Any recommendations? Also, I should be able to upgrade as needed with a used rig right?

I'm no computer expert, but I look for two things: the latest/ greatest processor (right now that's the i7) and empty RAM slots. upgrading a processor can be a hassle so I start with one that will last a long time before becoming obsolete, and adding to the RAM is the cheapest, fastest upgrade out there.
googling the specs of any machine you're looking at will tell you how easily upgraded it is. some computers are crammed into tiny cases and don't have the physical space to add a graphics card, or whatever.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on December 17, 2015, 08:00:08 AM
Snacky & Jack, thank you! Very good info right there. Now I just need to do some research about what sort of machine/components I should be looking for. Any recommendations? Also, I should be able to upgrade as needed with a used rig right?

First of all, if you want to do gaming, you should be planning on a discrete graphics card. Integrated graphics are pretty good these days, but not good enough. Also, SSDs have finally gotten cheap enough to supplant spinning-rust hard drives entirely, so don't bother with the latter.

Desktop computers are upgradeable, but there's a limit: I often find that by the time I decide I want (for example) more RAM or a faster CPU, sockets/standards have changed and I have to buy a new motherboard too. Things like video cards and disk drives are more flexible (new versions of PCI-E and SATA come out occasionally, but as far as I know, they're mostly backwards-compatible).

Personally, I like rooting for the underdog so I make it a point to buy AMD almost all the time. I also like AMD's business practices: Intel has a history of monopolistic collusion with OEMs and Nvidia is relatively hostile to Free Software.

However, I have to admit that at the moment, an Intel/Nvidia system wins on performance/watt and possibly performance/dollar.

I plan to build my next desktop when Zen (http://www.anandtech.com/show/9231/amds-20162017-x86-roadmap-zen-is-in) comes out next October. If you want a computer before then, I recommend evaluating the system requirements of whatever game you want to play and then buying the cheapest used system you can find that meets those requirements.

When you do build a system, pay attention to getting a high-quality case and power supply (look for "80 Plus" certification (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80_Plus)), because those are the things that have the longest lifetime. Also, if you aren't planning to upgrade for a while (and as a mustachian, you shouldn't be -- the rate of obsolescence has slowed down, so a new computer should perform satisfactorily for at least five or maybe even 10 years now) then look for motherboards that list durability and/or high-quality capacitors as features.

I'm no computer expert, but I look for two things: the latest/ greatest processor (right now that's the i7) and empty RAM slots. upgrading a processor can be a hassle so I start with one that will last a long time before becoming obsolete, and adding to the RAM is the cheapest, fastest upgrade out there.

I agree that having a motherboard with 4 (or more) RAM slots is a good idea, but I have to object to buying the latest/greatest processor. The price/performance curve for computer hardware is usually exponential, so the absolute fastest processor is normally going to be a much worse value than even the second-fastest one.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 17, 2015, 08:02:22 AM
I'm no computer expert, but I look for two things: the latest/ greatest processor (right now that's the i7) and empty RAM slots. upgrading a processor can be a hassle so I start with one that will last a long time before becoming obsolete, and adding to the RAM is the cheapest, fastest upgrade out there.
googling the specs of any machine you're looking at will tell you how easily upgraded it is. some computers are crammed into tiny cases and don't have the physical space to add a graphics card, or whatever.

This is simplified to the point of being misleading. Intel has been making "i7" branded processors for a very long time (in computing terms). You need to know the exact processor model.

More to the point, for gaming, an i7 is overkill. Basically no games exist that can take advantage of 8 threads. An i5 is more than sufficient. Ideally you want one no earlier than the "Sandy Bridge" generation. The model number would be i5-2xxx or higher.

To the original question, giving advice greatly depends on what type of game(s) you're wanting to play, and at what resolution.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on December 17, 2015, 08:13:23 AM
I'm no computer expert, but I look for two things: the latest/ greatest processor (right now that's the i7) and empty RAM slots. upgrading a processor can be a hassle so I start with one that will last a long time before becoming obsolete, and adding to the RAM is the cheapest, fastest upgrade out there.
googling the specs of any machine you're looking at will tell you how easily upgraded it is. some computers are crammed into tiny cases and don't have the physical space to add a graphics card, or whatever.

This is simplified to the point of being misleading. Intel has been making "i7" branded processors for a very long time (in computing terms). You need to know the exact processor model.

More to the point, for gaming, an i7 is overkill. Basically no games exist that can take advantage of 8 threads. An i5 is more than sufficient. Ideally you want one no earlier than the "Sandy Bridge" generation. The model number would be i5-2xxx or higher.

To the original question, giving advice greatly depends on what type of game(s) you're wanting to play, and at what resolution.

yes, i7 is overkill, which is the point. it will still be usable and relevant when i5 has become a dinosaur. in my opinion it's a smarter purchase. long term computer planning.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ketchup on December 17, 2015, 08:17:09 AM
I used to have a bunch of consoles but now just use my PC.  We need a pretty beefy PC for my girlfriend's photography business anyway, so there's no real extra cost.

I don't game nearly as much as I used to, but I still fall back into Team Fortress 2 every so often.  My girlfriend does the same with Skyrim every few months when she has downtime.  I still have Fallout 3 on the "to play" list, as I got it in some Steam bundle a few years ago.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 17, 2015, 08:32:12 AM
yes, i7 is overkill, which is the point. it will still be usable and relevant when i5 has become a dinosaur. in my opinion it's a smarter purchase. long term computer planning.

No. Games are rarely taking advantage of more than 4 CPU threads, and what really counts for CPU-bound games is IPC (instructions per clock) on those threads. An i5 of the same generation (see my post above that you HAVE to include the model number, as, say, an i7-960 is a very different beast from a new Skylake i7-4XXXX) will be practically identical to an i5 of that gen for nearly all games.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on December 17, 2015, 08:35:26 AM
yes, i7 is overkill, which is the point. it will still be usable and relevant when i5 has become a dinosaur. in my opinion it's a smarter purchase. long term computer planning.

No. Games are rarely taking advantage of more than 4 CPU threads, and what really counts for CPU-bound games is IPC (instructions per clock) on those threads. An i5 of the same generation (see my post above that you HAVE to include the model number, as, say, an i7-960 is a very different beast from a new Skylake i7-4XXXX) will be practically identical to an i5 of that gen for nearly all games.

and now I learned something! Thanks for taking the time to explain.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on December 17, 2015, 08:50:57 AM
yes, i7 is overkill, which is the point. it will still be usable and relevant when i5 has become a dinosaur. in my opinion it's a smarter purchase. long term computer planning.

The trouble is that an i5 is so much cheaper that you can replace it before it becomes a dinosaur -- maybe multiple times -- and still pay less than the initial i7.

For example, the fastest (non-server) Intel CPU (i7-3970x) costs $1079.99. The i5 with the highest performance per dollar according to this chart (http://paulisageek.com/compare/cpu/) (i5-3470) costs $199.99. You could buy the latter now, and then whatever the fastest processor is for $200 every two years for a decade before reaching the cost of the "overkill" CPU. (It's not quite that simple -- you'd probably need a new motherboard at least once, and you wouldn't feel the need to upgrade the CPU so often -- but I trust you get my point.)

Of course, according to that chart, it looks like the actual best-value processor (with decent performance) appears to be the AMD FX-8320 or 8350. However, the thing to remember is that AMD processors are tuned more towards multicore performance (whereas Intel CPUs have better single-threaded performance), so the chart may be misleading if the application you care about is single-threaded (such as most games, as Thegoblinchief points out). Regardless, I'd get neither an i7 nor an i5 but pick the AMD Fx-8350 instead, if I had to buy a CPU today.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 17, 2015, 09:16:15 AM
I don't want this thread to turn into incessant PC hardware talk, so maybe let's table this, or spinoff a thread (link it here if anyone does).

As my last word on the topic, my favorite site for reliable well-considered system building guides is The Tech Report. They also have a good video tutorial on assembling a PC. Lots of websites publish guides but that's the place I find myself not shaking my head and wondering why they recommended that.

Another good tool for those trying to cross-reference performance of a CPU or a GPU is Anandtech's Bench tool.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Killerbrandt on December 17, 2015, 09:19:06 AM
I am a PC gamer (High end rig) and currently playing Witcher 3 a ton. You really do need to play it on normal so it will be more relaxing. Even on normal one can struggle with higher end creatures. I also love playing City Skylines, Europa 4, Tropico 5, Fallout 4, and Battlefield 4. I also jump into Guild Wars 2 with my wife (only game she plays).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Killerbrandt on December 17, 2015, 09:24:37 AM
Hey! PC Magazine just said that the STEAM Sales should start December 22!! What are people looking forward to getting?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: kudy on December 17, 2015, 09:41:05 AM
I'm hoping to find a great party game on sale:

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SouthernTransplant on December 17, 2015, 09:45:06 AM
Hey! PC Magazine just said that the STEAM Sales should start December 22!! What are people looking forward to getting?

I was thinking about Kerbal Space Program until I heard there was a Wii U version coming out, which might be better.  Might look at picking up one of the old Final Fantasies if they go on sale, especially since FF7 is being remade now!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Killerbrandt on December 17, 2015, 09:45:29 AM
I'm hoping to find a great party game on sale:

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

That's a game?!?!?!?!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jon_Snow on December 17, 2015, 09:50:32 AM
So I ventured into into an online space battle over Jakku...predictably I managed only one kill...and succeeded spectacularly in being killed over a dozen times. Mercifully, I turned off my headset so that I couldn't hear the trashing of my x-wing piloting skills.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on December 17, 2015, 10:00:41 AM
I was thinking about Kerbal Space Program until I heard there was a Wii U version coming out, which might be better.  Might look at picking up one of the old Final Fantasies if they go on sale, especially since FF7 is being remade now!

Pro tip: for any game that has a PC version -- especially one that has plugins or expansions, like Kerbal Space Program -- the PC version is almost always better.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SouthernTransplant on December 17, 2015, 10:02:09 AM
I was thinking about Kerbal Space Program until I heard there was a Wii U version coming out, which might be better.  Might look at picking up one of the old Final Fantasies if they go on sale, especially since FF7 is being remade now!

Pro tip: for any game that has a PC version -- especially one that has plugins or expansions, like Kerbal Space Program -- the PC version is almost always better.

Agreed, in almost all cases.  I just liked the idea of using the Wii U controller with it's own screen as part of the experience.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on December 17, 2015, 10:04:03 AM
Wow, thanks a ton everyone! Lot's of good info here. Perhaps we should start a "mustachian" gaming PC setup thread. Hmmmm....

I've always envied those great Steam sales I would always read about. Console games are always so expensive and limiting, thus my considering "building" or buying a gaming PC.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 17, 2015, 10:30:54 AM
My DW buys tons of Steam sale games, particularly the indie or older ones that are sub-$10. Even better, Steam has a good return policy now, so there's less risk if you end up with a clunker game.

Besides those we will probably buy Fallout 4 and the Witcher 3 DLC. Probably too early for GTA V to get a deep sale, but I'm a buyer at $20 or below. Its been on sale at $35 but I don't like GTA that much.
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Post by: snacky on December 17, 2015, 10:35:32 AM
My Steam wishlist is... expansive. I only buy things when they're sub $10, and I limit my spending per sale to $30, but I love window shopping for games.

Does anyone use a controller for PC gaming? I have heard that the PS3 controller is the best, and works well with a PC.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 17, 2015, 10:44:32 AM
We use wired 360 controllers. Games with native controller support are ALWAYS designed with the 360 controller in mind when it comes to UI design.

Some people like the PS3 controller better. This is entirely personal preference, I have always liked Xbox better. Getting the PS working used to be hard, might be easier now. The Xbox controllers are literally plug and play.

Sometimes I'm tempted to get a Xbox One controller since its wireless, but they're too expensive right now.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Killerbrandt on December 17, 2015, 10:54:51 AM
I am so glad this thread was made! Yeah I prefer PC over Console, I have a PS4, but only use it for basic living room entertainment. My PC offers way more!!

Yeah! I love Steam sales! I have a huge list of games that I am not sure about, but if the price is right, Ill buy. I have a limit of 30 bucks for a game, but will usually buy any game I am interested in if its dirt cheap, like 3.50. However, there are a few titles and publishers that I support big time and will buy their games full price, just to help them out. For example, Banished, that game was made by one guy! It's an incredible game and he kept in contact with the public while making it. I also buy almost all Paradox games, because they seem to be in it more for the player and not the money side. They take in ideas from the forums all the time and usually put them in the game within a month, they also just goof off and chat with us. A few games published by Paradox is Cities Skylines, Europa 4, and Mount & Blade. These games are incredible in my opinion.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kaspian on December 17, 2015, 12:54:50 PM
Haven't ventured into the online multiplayer yet - I'm not eager to get pwned by 12 year olds

Actually, "Battlefront"'s it's not that bad.  I expected some sort of "Call of Duty" thing where you get sniped in the head as soon as you spawn (and every single time you spawn thereafter.)  I think the designers didn't want that sort of thing to happen.  It's more of a crazy free for all where the environment keeps changing and teams getting equalized--keeps people from cherry-picking.  They can't just sit in one place and shoot the whole round or they'd be a very lonely player.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on December 17, 2015, 01:21:24 PM
So much Fallout 4, they did a great game, even though Bethesda stayed true to form and is buggy AF (still can't complete a mission because NPC refuses to do his thing)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 17, 2015, 01:37:13 PM
So much Fallout 4, they did a great game, even though Bethesda stayed true to form and is buggy AF (still can't complete a mission because NPC refuses to do his thing)

If you're playing on PC, Google the appropriate 'setstage' command in the dev console to force complete the quest.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ReadyToStash on December 17, 2015, 01:39:41 PM
Video games are me and SO's primary hobby, so we have a lot of...stuff. We both just got back into WoW, and that's probably the most anti-mustachian decision I've made all year, as now I feel the incredible urge to upgrade all my tech :) (not typically a computer gamer; I stick to consoles/handhelds typically). My favorite console is the Wii U and I've sunk over 100 hours each into Bayonetta 2 and Splatoon. I'm sure I'm approaching that in Mario Kart 8 as well. For my 3DS, Pokemon has been such an important part of my life since it came out, I typically sink a couple hundred hours per generation (competitive team-building excites me, okay! Spoken from a former tournament finalist).

I am loving progressing in WoW with the SO. We started over new characters on a new server and it's been amazing exploring the game after 6 years of absence. But, it's showing both of us that our computers just aren't what they used to be...

SO got a PS4 from the parents last year and has played a ton of Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid V, and we both have enjoyed Rocket League!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on December 17, 2015, 01:43:00 PM
SO got a PS4 from the parents last year and has played a ton of Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid V, and we both have enjoyed Rocket League!

+5000 for this, might be the greatest 'free' game ever gifted - made it well worth the ps+ subscription

If you're playing on PC, Google the appropriate 'setstage' command in the dev console to force complete the quest.

Ps4 (bought broken and fixed), I am wayyyy too cheap to build a gaming computer
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on December 17, 2015, 02:36:50 PM
Does anyone use a controller for PC gaming? I have heard that the PS3 controller is the best, and works well with a PC.

I use a PC version Xbox 360 wireless controller for my PC gaming and it works great for games that support controllers.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jon_Snow on December 17, 2015, 02:40:37 PM
Can we PLEASE not turn this thread into PC vs consoles debate? That would be boring.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on December 17, 2015, 04:51:39 PM
Pro tip: for any game that has a PC version -- especially one that has plugins or expansions, like Kerbal Space Program -- the PC version is almost always better.

So much Fallout 4, they did a great game, even though Bethesda stayed true to form and is buggy AF (still can't complete a mission because NPC refuses to do his thing)

If you're playing on PC, Google the appropriate 'setstage' command in the dev console to force complete the quest.

... a perfect example to prove my point. That didn't take long!

Can we PLEASE not turn this thread into PC vs consoles debate? That would be boring.

No. : P
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Yonco on December 17, 2015, 07:25:31 PM
Diablo 3 & Counter strike=Source.  I played them 15 years ago as older versions, and its awesome to keep playing the same games your accustomed to with real graphics now!!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: vern on December 18, 2015, 12:56:25 AM
PC's are my favorite, but I'm no snob.

I've still got an old Atari 2600 that I hook up on occasion.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Comar on December 18, 2015, 02:27:00 AM
For a very mustachian game you should pick up "The Last of US" on the ps3 or ps4. A post apocalyptic zombie game. If you're not into "zombies" don't let that scare you away, this is not your typical zombie experience. Going through this game on the hardest difficulty sharpened my mustachian thinking. Every piece of junk you find has to be used to maximum efficiency. You stark feeling like a stalking wolf, surviving the winter. Gave me a similar feeling as when I read The Call of the Wild by Jack London.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on December 18, 2015, 03:15:44 AM
Finished Far Cry 3, Blood Dragon today. I have not played such an entertainingly cheesy game as this since Duke Nukem 3D. Happy times!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: whitedragon on December 18, 2015, 04:25:44 AM
whitedragon - How is Destiny? It's one of the games we want to try if we do get a PS4. (Another reason we want one is that many of our distant friends only have that and don't play on PC very much at all.)

Dragon Age Inquisition is definitely on our list to get. I really loved the first one and want to give the second game another chance. My personal clock in Skyrim is 320 hours (and counting) so I totally get it. Probably another 30+ hours of modding (which, while occasionally frustrating, is fun for me too), and I used to maintain a mod guide for a now-defunct website.

Destiny is pretty much Halo reskinned, but online all the time.  It's not a bad thing, and if you like Halo you'll like Destiny.  I like Halo so I like Destiny.  You can also get pretty darn far playing solo, and only venturing into the deathmatch areas (The Crucible) as a break if you want to.  There's plenty of PVE and PVP content for everyone really.  The problem becomes when you want to do alot of the harder raids and end game stuff, because there is no matchmaking.  If you don't have any friends to play with, you just won't be able to finish any of the harder 3 person or 6 person missions.  If you can get it cheap though, its definitely worth it, but make sure to get the new "Taken King: Legendary Edition" which includes the base game and all the DLC up to this point.  It's been usually on sale for around 40  bucks now.

And as for Dragon Age, my first love will always be Mass Effect and Commander Shepard, but I'm a sucker for any Bioware roleplaying game, and Dragon Age Inquisition did not disappoint!  Apparently now they also have DLC, so...maybe another few hours into that one eh.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 18, 2015, 06:50:29 AM
Spun-off a PC hardware thread as a few of you requested:

http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/mustachian-pc-hardware-questionsdiscussion-(for-gaming-or-otherwise)/
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Olive Branch on December 18, 2015, 07:16:52 AM
Currently off from PC gaming for the holidays but my latest gaming vice is Battlefield 4. I can't wait for XCOM 2 to be released, and as much as I'd love to wait until it's cheap, the Enemy Unknown/Within series made me a serious fan of squad-tactics turn-based gaming. Can't wait to insurge/freedom fight some aliens.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on December 18, 2015, 11:57:21 AM
For a very mustachian game you should pick up "The Last of US" on the ps3 or ps4. A post apocalyptic zombie game. If you're not into "zombies" don't let that scare you away, this is not your typical zombie experience. Going through this game on the hardest difficulty sharpened my mustachian thinking. Every piece of junk you find has to be used to maximum efficiency. You stark feeling like a stalking wolf, surviving the winter. Gave me a similar feeling as when I read The Call of the Wild by Jack London.

And thanks to this, I am now playing "The Last of Us" on my PS3. Thanks jerk. ;) All kidding aside, it is a very cinematic game thus far. Also, score for buying it used at Target for $9.74! I buy most all my games used.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Comar on December 21, 2015, 05:57:21 AM
For a very mustachian game you should pick up "The Last of US" on the ps3 or ps4. A post apocalyptic zombie game. If you're not into "zombies" don't let that scare you away, this is not your typical zombie experience. Going through this game on the hardest difficulty sharpened my mustachian thinking. Every piece of junk you find has to be used to maximum efficiency. You stark feeling like a stalking wolf, surviving the winter. Gave me a similar feeling as when I read The Call of the Wild by Jack London.

And thanks to this, I am now playing "The Last of Us" on my PS3. Thanks jerk. ;) All kidding aside, it is a very cinematic game thus far. Also, score for buying it used at Target for $9.74! I buy most all my games used.

I'm so glad I influenced you. I'm looking forward to hearing what more you have to say about it :-)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: matchewed on December 21, 2015, 06:29:05 AM
For you PC gamers there is an independent focused platform called itch.io. (https://itch.io/)

Bunches of free indie games if that's your jam.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: davisgang90 on December 21, 2015, 06:37:04 AM
I tend to be very monogamous in my gaming and pick up games on sale.  I've got a 21 year old son who is an avid PC gamer and he steers me to games he thinks I will like.

I've got over 1000 hours on Skyrim and still enjoy playing it.  About 1300 hours on Splinter Cell Blacklist.  I really enjoy games with a stealthy aspect.

Working through Fallout 4, although I'm not enjoying it like I thought I would.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on December 21, 2015, 07:24:30 AM
I finished Dragon Age: Origins last night. To celebrate I installed Dragon Age 2. I briefly played some Portal and this Steam game called Life is Strange, but then got down to the killing of darkspawn.
Yesterday was so great.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FunkyStickman on December 21, 2015, 09:25:33 AM
I play (mostly older) PC games, and an XBox 360 and a Wii.

On PC, I play a lot of Steam games. RPG's, like Shadowrun Returns, got 'em on sale. Also picked up a bunch of puzzle games from Humble Bundle for stupid cheap. I also get a lot of classics on PC for cheap or free.

On XBox, I play a lot of racing games like Forza 4 (got it on sale for $10!) and Blur (also cheap). Kinect games, too. I won't pay more than $15 for a game, anywhere. Too many cheap good ones to be shelling out $$$ for new releases.

And of course, I play all kinds of stuff on the Wii with the kids.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on December 21, 2015, 09:26:29 AM
I just got back into Minecraft on my PS3. I had lost interest or bought another game to play, I forget. Now I'm going to learn some of the more advanced stuff like power rails, pistons, and maybe making it to "The End". I built an anvil as well as an enchanting table. Fun times.

I still have to go back to "The Last of Us", I am barely at the first "boss" fight with some dude at the wharf. While playing I remember what the game play and realism reminded me of; Uncharted 3. Then I realized why "Naughty Dog" seemed so familiar. Duh! :)

@ Davisgang90; DANG! You make my 200-250 hours in Skyrim seem like chump change. I have only played console versions, 360 & PS3. I have seen so many mods for the PC version that I suppose I would be able to play it a lot longer too.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on December 21, 2015, 10:20:00 AM
I finished Dragon Age: Origins last night. To celebrate I installed Dragon Age 2. I briefly played some Portal and this Steam game called Life is Strange, but then got down to the killing of darkspawn.
Yesterday was so great.

Get ready to be disappointed, DAO is vastly superior to DA2, DAI gets more interesting/is much better, but still lacks the same punch as DAO
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jon_Snow on December 21, 2015, 10:24:18 AM
Not getting walloped QUITE as badly when I venture into online space battles in SW Battlefront. Progress. There may be life left in my 40-something reflexes after all. :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on December 21, 2015, 10:25:46 AM
I finished Dragon Age: Origins last night. To celebrate I installed Dragon Age 2. I briefly played some Portal and this Steam game called Life is Strange, but then got down to the killing of darkspawn.
Yesterday was so great.

Get ready to be disappointed, DAO is vastly superior to DA2, DAI gets more interesting/is much better, but still lacks the same punch as DAO

I keep hearing that... DAI is supposed to be really good, so i'll play through DA2 and hope DAI goes on sale before i'm done.

Anyone have advice about Skyrim? I want to play but don't know where the entry point is. Going back to the first game in the series seems like overkill. recommendations?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: davisgang90 on December 21, 2015, 10:35:45 AM
No backstory required, just jump in to Skyrim and enjoy!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JPinDC on December 21, 2015, 11:23:04 AM
JPinDC - My knowledge of console stuff is sadly out of date. One game my kids really like that's got splitscreen multiplayer  is Awesomenauts. Pretty sure that was released for the 360 too. It's a 2D MOBA, so probably not the friendliest to play online, but definitely fun co-op.

Thanks for the recommendation -- I'll have to check it out. We share a computer at home, so we're not really set up to do PC gaming right now, but it's good to have all these recommendations in case that changes someday!

ETA:
I'm hoping to find a great party game on sale:

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

We have this and it's great to play with a group. Really fun to see who takes the lead and figure out how to divide up the tasks. Would totally recommend!
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Post by: Roboturner on December 21, 2015, 11:25:39 AM
I finished Dragon Age: Origins last night. To celebrate I installed Dragon Age 2. I briefly played some Portal and this Steam game called Life is Strange, but then got down to the killing of darkspawn.
Yesterday was so great.

Get ready to be disappointed, DAO is vastly superior to DA2, DAI gets more interesting/is much better, but still lacks the same punch as DAO

I keep hearing that... DAI is supposed to be really good, so i'll play through DA2 and hope DAI goes on sale before i'm done.

Anyone have advice about Skyrim? I want to play but don't know where the entry point is. Going back to the first game in the series seems like overkill. recommendations?

Oblivion is decent, but you can just play Skyrim right off the bat - its a great game
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Post by: Thinkum on December 21, 2015, 11:40:42 AM

Anyone have advice about Skyrim? I want to play but don't know where the entry point is. Going back to the first game in the series seems like overkill. recommendations?

As mentioned above, Skyrim is great on it's own. I bought it on 360 shortly after it came out, the first time I paid close to full price for a game in YEARS. By far the best game I have ever played. I later bought Oblivion, and I couldn't really get past the dated graphics. I would recommend trying to get the legendary edition as it will have all the DLC on it. Of course, if you're playing on PC, then no matter.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on December 21, 2015, 12:09:18 PM
Anyone have advice about Skyrim? I want to play but don't know where the entry point is. Going back to the first game in the series seems like overkill. recommendations?

Start with Morrowind (or better yet, Morroblivion, or at least some "Better ____" mods to improve the graphics).

Arena and Daggerfall are DOS-era and barely-3D (Arena was 2.5D, like Doom), which means the control scheme is archaic and the 640x480 rendering feels claustrophobic. They also had mostly randomly-generated maps, which makes them repetitive.

Morrowind, on the other hand, uses a modern shooter control scheme and the entire world map was detailed by hand, so it's much more interesting and varied.  In fact, I find the setting and lore to be superior to Oblivion, and maybe even Skyrim (I haven't played the latter enough to know). It also has interesting gameplay mechanics (e.g. levitation spells) that were removed from Oblivion and Skyrim when they were dumbed-down for consoles. (Some of the things were also removed because they could be abused to create exploits -- for example, crafting a dagger that turns you invisible on hit so enemies can't counterattack -- but it's a single-player game so who cares?)

In my opinion -- keeping in mind that I've never played Daggerfall and haven't played much Skyrim -- Morrowind is the best game in the series. Skyrim, despite having much better graphics, felt downright clunky in comparison (which is why I haven't played it much yet.)
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Post by: Jeremy E. on December 21, 2015, 02:05:26 PM
Anyone have advice about Skyrim? I want to play but don't know where the entry point is. Going back to the first game in the series seems like overkill. recommendations?

Start with Morrowind (or better yet, Morroblivion, or at least some "Better ____" mods to improve the graphics).

Arena and Daggerfall are DOS-era and barely-3D (Arena was 2.5D, like Doom), which means the control scheme is archaic and the 640x480 rendering feels claustrophobic. They also had mostly randomly-generated maps, which makes them repetitive.

Morrowind, on the other hand, uses a modern shooter control scheme and the entire world map was detailed by hand, so it's much more interesting and varied.  In fact, I find the setting and lore to be superior to Oblivion, and maybe even Skyrim (I haven't played the latter enough to know). It also has interesting gameplay mechanics (e.g. levitation spells) that were removed from Oblivion and Skyrim when they were dumbed-down for consoles. (Some of the things were also removed because they could be abused to create exploits -- for example, crafting a dagger that turns you invisible on hit so enemies can't counterattack -- but it's a single-player game so who cares?)

In my opinion -- keeping in mind that I've never played Daggerfall and haven't played much Skyrim -- Morrowind is the best game in the series. Skyrim, despite having much better graphics, felt downright clunky in comparison (which is why I haven't played it much yet.)
Morrowind was awesome, HUGE I've probably spent hundreds maybe thousands of hours playing Morrowind and I'm sure there are still places I haven't explored. You can follow a main quest, but there are TONS of side quests, it's ridiculously fun.
Heres a few tips,
Save frequently, autosaves don't always cut it.
At some point you'll get a package that you have to take to I think Caius Cascades or something like that, DO NOT LOSE THE PACKAGE.
If you kill someone and it says you needed them for a quest, revert to last save and don't kill that person.
One of my least favorite things about skyrim is that stuff resets, on Morrowind you can just go kill people in a house and say this is my house, you can decorate the house and then leave for as long as you want, when you come back all of the stuff will be there. You can leave stuff in the middle of nowhere and it'll stay there forever.
There are cheats you can do if you'd like, something with soulbounding an enchantment or something and you can get infinite health and damage.
The mudcrab merchant is pretty much impossible to find, don't look for him unless you have many hours to spare, scamp is a good alternative and will even buy drugs.
Don't sell people stuff that you stole from them unless you want to fight them.
Have Fun!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on December 21, 2015, 02:22:18 PM
you guys are awesome.

terrible for any hopes I had of being more productive, but awesome nonetheless. ;)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on December 21, 2015, 02:45:28 PM
Morrowind was awesome, HUGE I've probably spent hundreds maybe thousands of hours playing Morrowind and I'm sure there are still places I haven't explored.

The funny thing is that Morrowind has the smallest world map of any of the Elder Scrolls games:

Arena~6,000,000 km2
Daggerfall229,848 km2
Morrowind24 km2
Oblivion57 km2
Skyrim37 km2

According to the TES wiki, in Arena, "walking to a nearby town could take up to 10 hours of real time, while a far off town in another province could take several days."
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jeremy E. on December 21, 2015, 04:15:57 PM
Morrowind was awesome, HUGE I've probably spent hundreds maybe thousands of hours playing Morrowind and I'm sure there are still places I haven't explored.

The funny thing is that Morrowind has the smallest world map of any of the Elder Scrolls games:

Arena~6,000,000 km2
Daggerfall229,848 km2
Morrowind24 km2
Oblivion57 km2
Skyrim37 km2

According to the TES wiki, in Arena, "walking to a nearby town could take up to 10 hours of real time, while a far off town in another province could take several days."
That's crazy, I've never heard of arena or daggerfall. Are those elder scrolls 1 and 2? I shortly played Oblivion and Skyrim but didn't extensively play either, I thought the dragons were cool in skyrim and the graphics were great. My main comparisons are games like fable, which great, but the maps don't compare whatsoever. I'm certain I've seen every bit of fable even though I've played it significantly less than morrowind.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on December 21, 2015, 04:24:50 PM
I've never heard of arena or daggerfall. Are those elder scrolls 1 and 2?

Yep.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: bacchi on December 21, 2015, 05:05:36 PM
PC gamer

I'm currently playing Pillars of Eternity and finished Divinity: Original Sin a few weeks ago. Both have great plots but DOS has far better graphics (PoE is running the Unity engine).

Kickstarted Bard's Tale IV, Planescape 2, and DOS 2.

I was a huge SC 2 player but the group dissolved after years; also played LoL.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: gooki on December 21, 2015, 08:23:57 PM
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on the PS3.

Multiplayer only, I refuse to pay to play online, so I'm sticking with the PS3.

It's a shame the game isn't patched to keep out the hackers (auto aim bots etc), but that's only about 10% of the matches, and you can just leave.

Additionally we play Golden Eye Reloaded and GT6 in private matches only.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 21, 2015, 08:50:21 PM
I dunno, I find Morrowind and Oblivion really hard to get back into post-Skyrim, as the gameplay and graphics are quite dated. I can't recommend a new player start there.

I love the world and story of Morrowind, though, so a modded play through to update it is coming soon. Some could argue the world of Oblivion is generic fantasy, but the storylines of all the major factions are top notch writing. Particularly fond of the Dark Brotherhood and Thieves Guild quest lines.

The best resource I've found for Oblivion is the Mythic Dawn guide on the STEP forum. http://wiki.step-project.com/User:Hishutup/OblivionGuide

For Morrowind what's widely considered the best guide is this one:
http://btb2.free.fr/morrowind.html

At the very least, get the various patches and fixes in those guides. Even the final developer patched versions of the games left tons of bugs.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Knapptyme on December 22, 2015, 05:15:58 AM
So I may have missed a couple posts, but I'm surprised how dated my tastes are. I have all the Nintendo consoles sans handhelds or Wii U. I keep playing my old RPG's like Final Fantasy I-X. (I also have a PS2 for that reason.) I get it that they're 20 years old, but I still play and recommend Earthbound, Secret of Mana, and Chrono Trigger. (If you can't tell, I do have an affinity for the SNES that I grew up with.) As for PC, I've played some back in the day. It was mostly the Wizardry series with a friend.

No offense to gamers in the MMM community as I think they can be an economical choice of entertainment, but my old games still serve me well. I was even able to sell my complete boxed versions for top dollar to collectors. I'm not otherwise equipped to join this conversation.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: syednaeemul on December 22, 2015, 06:25:22 AM
New thread joiner here, since buying a gaming laptop 6 months ago I've been playing PC almost exclusivey; must admit I spent around $200 on various Steam and GOG sales for around 180 games.

I'm a big RPG player and I'm currently going through Fallout New Vegas again before starting up the Witcher series. Also have a large backlog so I'm hoping by the time it's done, Fallout 4 will be around $20
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on December 22, 2015, 07:25:40 AM
I dunno, I find Morrowind and Oblivion really hard to get back into post-Skyrim, as the gameplay and graphics are quite dated. I can't recommend a new player start there.

I guess that's why it's a good idea to play them in chronological order, then -- you won't know what (graphics) you're missing.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on December 22, 2015, 09:20:32 AM
So I may have missed a couple posts, but I'm surprised how dated my tastes are. I have all the Nintendo consoles sans handhelds or Wii U. I keep playing my old RPG's like Final Fantasy I-X. (I also have a PS2 for that reason.) I get it that they're 20 years old, but I still play and recommend Earthbound, Secret of Mana, and Chrono Trigger. (If you can't tell, I do have an affinity for the SNES that I grew up with.) As for PC, I've played some back in the day. It was mostly the Wizardry series with a friend.

No offense to gamers in the MMM community as I think they can be an economical choice of entertainment, but my old games still serve me well. I was even able to sell my complete boxed versions for top dollar to collectors. I'm not otherwise equipped to join this conversation.

Just finished FF IX again, forgot how much i loved that game, still my favorite in the series.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 28, 2015, 07:00:49 AM
Having a shit ton of fun replaying Skyrim with this group of mods. Just starting to get into the changes made by the mod Civil War Overhaul, but it's already a significant upgrade from the 'vanilla' game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on December 28, 2015, 07:25:39 AM
I just bought Fallout 3 GOTY and New Vegas Ultimate for ~$15 combined...figured I'd try to play them both to completion. That should keep me busy for a while.

I also do a secret santa gift exchange on another forum - I asked for useful stuff, and I got a pair of Darn Tough socks (which are awesome, btw) and a starter package for Star Citizen, which I'm pretty excited about. :)
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Post by: Thegoblinchief on December 28, 2015, 07:34:35 AM
I just bought Fallout 3 GOTY and New Vegas Ultimate for ~$15 combined...figured I'd try to play them both to completion. That should keep me busy for a while.

I also do a secret santa gift exchange on another forum - I asked for useful stuff, and I got a pair of Darn Tough socks (which are awesome, btw) and a starter package for Star Citizen, which I'm pretty excited about. :)

100s of hours later...
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on December 28, 2015, 09:16:49 AM
I just bought Fallout 3 GOTY and New Vegas Ultimate for ~$15 combined...figured I'd try to play them both to completion. That should keep me busy for a while.

I also do a secret santa gift exchange on another forum - I asked for useful stuff, and I got a pair of Darn Tough socks (which are awesome, btw) and a starter package for Star Citizen, which I'm pretty excited about. :)

100s of hours later...

Given the amount of time I actually spend playing games, I might be set for the next several years. I really have minimal interest in buying anything new anymore. My backlog is too high already!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: LibrarIan on December 28, 2015, 09:38:08 AM
My wife got me Super Smash Bros. Wii U for Xmas. I've been (poorly) playing that for the last few days. It has a lot of replay value. I'm sure I'll be losing battles for months to come.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: BlueMR2 on December 28, 2015, 10:04:49 AM
My game PC slowly worked it's way into being to obsolete to play anything new.  Cycling back to the classics with the Atari 7800 and PlayStation2 now so I don't have to spend any money...
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on December 28, 2015, 10:55:29 AM
I've been playing GT5 on PS3 lately as I never got into it when I bought it a while ago. I have also been playing Where's My Perry?.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Pro_Amateur on December 28, 2015, 02:33:05 PM
When I was a kid, I started out on a Philips Videopac (known in the US as the Odyssey system) and then went to PC via the MSX systems. Always been playing, and I can say that the different Quest games seriously improved my English skills when I was a kid. (Leisure Suit Larry, anyone?)

Over the last couple of years, I've mostly played Call of Duty and Battlefield-type games. Not the online version, because they can feel so restricted from time to time. I used to play Operation Flashpoint a lot. Now it's mostly War Thunder, a free WW2 flight simulator on Steam.

And now for something completely different: sometimes I play games on my (work) ipad, and I recently found a free game called "Does not commute". It's about commuting and I'm some mustachians will enjoy it. It's very funny and makes fun of commuting.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: brett2k07 on December 30, 2015, 05:36:17 AM
I have a PS3 and would almost exclusively play the extinction game mode on Call of Duty Ghosts with a friend. It was either that or MLB The Show. I'm a pretty big baseball and soccer junkie. Guilty pleasures. We would only play a couple nights a week (we live about 1,000 miles apart, literally).

However, I recently got a PS4 and received the new Call of Duty for Christmas. Haven't really played that one that much. I have been more focused on Assassin's Creed Unity which has been pretty fun.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: greentea on January 04, 2016, 04:57:59 AM
I play PC games. I am playing Skyrim at this time, I shall try to finish this... I am about halfway through. I used to play Diablo3, Civilzation, War of warcraft, everquest 2. I no longer play MMORPGs, I need a lighter game with less personal involvement.

I am interested in playing Witcher 3 though, when I am done with Skyrim.

 
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Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 04, 2016, 06:21:37 AM
Finished the Civil War Overhaul mod for Skyrim. It adds some neat stuff and definitely improves the experience. Not sure it was worth the other mods I had to sacrifice for compatibility. On the other hand, Helgen Reborn was a fantastic quest line with some of the best writing and acting I've seen in a mod.

Now off for Falskaar (mod) and then play the official Bethesda DLCs, which we've owned for a long time but I've only ever barely started in past playthroughs.

My wife's been really enjoying Shadowrun Dragon Rising. I might start playing that soon for a change of pace.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: turketron on January 04, 2016, 06:36:54 AM
Don't play much these days, but I've been playing Pillars of Eternity on and off for the past couple months. I'd definitely recommend it if you're a fan of old school RPGs like Baldur's Gate. I've also jumped into Diablo 3 a couple times over the holidays to play with a buddy living on the other side of the country.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on January 04, 2016, 11:14:02 AM
I started playing Xenoblade Chronicles X this weekend. Enjoying it so far.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ReadyToStash on January 04, 2016, 01:44:15 PM
I started playing Xenoblade Chronicles X this weekend. Enjoying it so far.

As did I! I can tell this will be quite the time sink.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on January 04, 2016, 01:51:34 PM
The Steam sale finally broke my willpower and I bought Garry's Mod and Don't Starve (plus the most-on-sale DLC) for a grand total of $7.50 over the weekend. I haven't played Garry's Mod yet, but Don't Starve is pretty cool. (For the record, I haven't starved yet -- I keep getting killed by animals/monsters instead.)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 04, 2016, 02:21:31 PM
The Steam sale finally broke my willpower and I bought Garry's Mod and Don't Starve (plus the most-on-sale DLC) for a grand total of $7.50 over the weekend. I haven't played Garry's Mod yet, but Don't Starve is pretty cool. (For the record, I haven't starved yet -- I keep getting killed by animals/monsters instead.)

I haven't played Don't Starve at all, but my kids have sure enjoyed it, especially the other characters you unlock as you play.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: cube.37 on January 04, 2016, 03:05:42 PM
Just dota 2 for me. I've played it since 2010 (dota 1 back then), and still love it. No money involved and you can essentially run it on a wooden computer.

Only problem with dota is that my fiancee will not accept that I am "committed" to a game for 45 minute stretches, so we have an arrangement where I now only play when she's sleeping; i.e. Fri/Saturday 10pm-4am lol..
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Post by: FIRE4Science on January 05, 2016, 10:42:52 AM
I bought and built a new pc last year since my previous one lasted at least 10 years. (I have it set up still for my wife to use at home.) With the latest CPU and GPU's bought with black friday deals 2 years ago, I have been able to play some of the latest pc games without any issues and will be able to play the latest games for years to come before i hit minimum specifications.
My # 1 pc game: Elder Scrolls Online: Tameriel Unlimited. I have seen the keys as low as $15 now, and there is no monthly subscription anymore. I have been playing this a few times a week for over 6 months now and love it still!

My backlog consists of:
1) Finishing up Assassin's Creed: Rogue with legendary ship battles.
2) Assassin's Creed Unity
3) Just Cause 3. Haven't bought yet but may in 6 months or later.
4) Civ Beyond Earth and Civ 5 I still play with friends occasionally.
5) Witcher 3 I hear is fantastic but won't own until i want to play it.

All other pc games on the backlog are past the 1 year touch or get rid of it marker. Even the ones on Steam that I have not reinstalled.

I hope one day these games become available to "borrow" for free at the local libraries, or online libraries like movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and tools are.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on January 05, 2016, 10:51:48 AM
I hope one day these games become available to "borrow" for free at the local libraries, or online libraries like movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and tools are.

Publishers have been doing everything they possibly can, including lobbying for Draconian copyright laws to the point that they're being held superior to actual property rights, to prevent that sort of thing.

For example, you are basically no longer allowed by law to modify or even fix many parts of your car because it's all computer-controlled and the computers are encrypted, which makes messing with it a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. As the "Internet of Things" becomes more and more prevalent, it will get to the point where private property rights are utterly destroyed.

This is why, despite being a computer geek, I make it a point to drive old cars and avoid most "smart home" technology. (Frugality is only a secondary reason.) I'd rather spend my money on donations to the Electronic Frontier Foundation than on DRM'd shit.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: purplepear on January 05, 2016, 11:32:30 AM
Not a big gamer, but my SO is. We play PC games hooked up to the TV through HDMI.

The Winter Steam sale was just too good. We picked up:

I believe all of those games were under $10 when we bought them, some under $5. Don't Starve Together is my fave, and it's fun to play cooperatively with our friends who live in other states. Gaming can be a cheap hobby if you don't rush to play THE LATEST games and wait patiently for deep discounts.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Quaglar on January 05, 2016, 12:30:48 PM
Hey there folks.

I actually recently stopped playing Dota2. Not because its bad, but because it is too good of a game, and I want to be good at it too much to do the grad school stuff I have been trying to grind through.

Games I have really been enjoying recently:

Crusader Kings 2 - Really hard with a steep learning curve, but it is a wonderful story generating game. If you are looking for a game that offer depth while allowing you to play it on your laptop while you watch TV with someone else this is the game for you.

TowerFall Ascension - Really fun game that is some of the funnest couch multiplayer I have ever had. Really solid PC replacement for the Smash Bros.(N64)  kind of experience.

Jack Box 1 & 2 - A new set of games from the people who made the "You don't know jack games". This has basically replaced 90% of the party games we play with the In-Laws. It is really awesome because it allows players to submit there answers via their cell phones, essentially replacing the need for a board that many party games have. If you do pick it up I would suggest playing Fibbage and Drawful first as they are the most compelling games.

Civ V with all the expansions + NQMOD - Recently started playing the game again with a mod that alters the balance of each of civs you can play as. It was made for multiplayer, but I find it spices up single player quite a bit by making some of the weaker civs significantly stronger.


All of the above games you can get on steam. You can also see if they are offered cheaper on the website G2A.com, which sells game codes second hand.

I would greatly recommend picking up some wireless Xbox 360 controllers and a wireless receiver if you ever have folks over to your house to play some video games.

 

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 05, 2016, 03:32:44 PM
Crusader Kings 2 - Really hard with a steep learning curve, but it is a wonderful story generating game. If you are looking for a game that offer depth while allowing you to play it on your laptop while you watch TV with someone else this is the game for you.

I got a code for that back when I was a game reviewer and was never able to get into it. Glad you're having fun - I enjoyed reading about a lot of others' experiences with it back when it released.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on January 06, 2016, 12:08:55 AM
Just recently picked up GTA 4 for my PS3. I had it before on my 360, but never got too far. This time around, I'm stuck on this game like I was on Skyrim. It's just consuming all my free time.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on January 06, 2016, 08:02:58 AM
I bought a ps3 when GTA5 came out and it was bundled for $269 (or something like that).  GTA 5 was awesome.  Then I played the last of us, also awesome.  Then I tried to play GTA 4 and it sucked balls compared to GTA 5.  The graphics were worse, and the handling of the vehicles was terrible.  I would rather just replay GTA 5 than play GTA 4.  I should have played them in reverse order.

Then I picked up the legendary edition of skyrim for $15 and it blew my mind. By far my favorite game ever. I put in over 500 hours on various characters and did just about everything you can do in the game and earned every trophy.  Only one of my characters got to a high enough level to meet the ebony warrior, and I fought him asap.  It was by far the hardest battle of the game.  I could not beat him on legendary, he would literally one shot me dead, and no matter what I did I could barely make a dent in his health.  I continued playing that character up to about level 130 or so, and would have liked to have a rematch with him because I could have wiped the floor with him at that point.  In fact I wiped the floor with everyone at that point, my character was pretty much invincible and could do just about anything he wanted.  That game kept me occupied for over a year.

Just recently I purchased and played red dead redemption (including the undead nightmare).  It was a pretty cool game.  Probably spent 70* hours playing it, and another 10-15 on undead nightmare.  I thought I would love undead nightmare because I love zombies so much, but it was pretty short and the end was ultimately unsatisfying.  Overall it was still a great game and well worth the $20 or so you can pick it up for now.

*I'm ashamed at how many of those hours were spent cheating the pants off everyone at the poker table.


No backstory required, just jump in to Skyrim and enjoy!


Anyone have advice about Skyrim? I want to play but don't know where the entry point is. Going back to the first game in the series seems like overkill. recommendations?

As mentioned above, Skyrim is great on it's own. I bought it on 360 shortly after it came out, the first time I paid close to full price for a game in YEARS. By far the best game I have ever played. I later bought Oblivion, and I couldn't really get past the dated graphics. I would recommend trying to get the legendary edition as it will have all the DLC on it. Of course, if you're playing on PC, then no matter.

Exact same problem I had with GTA5/GTA4 - couldn't downgrade despite the predecessor being a great game.  If you want to play oblivion I would recommend playing it before skyrim.

Since I enjoyed skyrim so much I just purchased dragon age: origins.  It was a bundle that included dragon age:awakening and all the dlc.  If I enjoy it even a fraction as much as I enjoyed skyrim, it should keep me occupied for a long time.  And it has a couple sequels I can move on to.  I am only about 2 hours into it so far.  It seems overly complicated at the moment, and I don't have the hang of combat at all yet, but i'm assuming as I familiarize myself with it I will end up liking it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 06, 2016, 08:24:18 AM
frugalnacho - The driving physics in GTA4 are what get me every time to try to play the game. Never looked to see if anyone modded it on the PC but I've tried several times on console and PC to get into that game and just can't. I'd like to give GTA5 a try but PC copies still run $35 on sale so I'm waiting another year or two.

Dragon Age: Origins is a fantastic game. Did you ever play BioWare's older game Knights of the Old Republic? The combat in DA:O is right out of that one. Basically it's a pseudo-turn-based system. In hard fights you're supposed to periodically pause the action, check on everyone, issue new orders to each party member, etc. Unlike true turn-based systems, though, in easy fights you can just roll over enemies quickly by never pausing and just using mainly default attacks.

If combat never grabs you, just turn the difficulty down and enjoy the story. Some nicely developed characters in that game. IIRC there's about 25-40 hours of content between base game and DLC depending on whether you start new characters to see the alternate origin stories.

Skyrim is an awesome game. Surprised it gave you no issues on PS3. I was under the impression from numerous friends that version of the game was seriously jacked up at launch and never fixed all that well by Bethesda.

Red Dead is a cool game too. I found it interesting how much it influenced Witcher 3 of all things.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on January 06, 2016, 08:52:45 AM
frugalnacho - The driving physics in GTA4 are what get me every time to try to play the game. Never looked to see if anyone modded it on the PC but I've tried several times on console and PC to get into that game and just can't. I'd like to give GTA5 a try but PC copies still run $35 on sale so I'm waiting another year or two.

Dragon Age: Origins is a fantastic game. Did you ever play BioWare's older game Knights of the Old Republic? The combat in DA:O is right out of that one. Basically it's a pseudo-turn-based system. In hard fights you're supposed to periodically pause the action, check on everyone, issue new orders to each party member, etc. Unlike true turn-based systems, though, in easy fights you can just roll over enemies quickly by never pausing and just using mainly default attacks.

If combat never grabs you, just turn the difficulty down and enjoy the story. Some nicely developed characters in that game. IIRC there's about 25-40 hours of content between base game and DLC depending on whether you start new characters to see the alternate origin stories.

Skyrim is an awesome game. Surprised it gave you no issues on PS3. I was under the impression from numerous friends that version of the game was seriously jacked up at launch and never fixed all that well by Bethesda.

Red Dead is a cool game too. I found it interesting how much it influenced Witcher 3 of all things.

I'm sure the driving physics on GTA4 would be fine if I hadn't gotten so used to GTA5.   But after GTA5 they are honestly unplayable.  It really bummed me out because I purchase GTA4 (it also included 2 more games using the same engine - the ballad of gay tony and the lost and the damned) for $15 thinking I was going to get a hundred hours of entertainment, and I had to turn it off after only a few hours into the main game.

I've never played any turn based gamed.  I never really got into any RPG until skyrim, which also had a learning curve.  I didn't enjoy the first several hours of skyrim, but I pressed on because it got so many rave reviews.  After I got the hang of it I loved it.  I'm assuming the same thing will happen with dragon age once I figure out the mechanics and nuances.  I really don't understand the leveling system and the attributes I can beef up (strength, dexterity, etc), but i'm assuming after some more game play i'll get the hang of it and learn what I like and what is actually useful for my character.  I've only played about 2 hours so far as a male human warrior.  I fought some large rats, and some of Howe's men.  Then I got recruited by ducan, and have been walking around the base camp talking to people, so I figure i'm not actually into the "game" world just yet. Hopefully I don't venture out on the first mission and get my ass handed to me.

I didn't buy skyrim until they had released the final 1.9 patch.  I bought the legendary edition which includes all 3 dlc with it.  There were a few quirky bugs with it, but it basically ran fine until my save file got very large around level 40 then I had significant freezing and stuttering issues that were bad enough to make me put the game down.  I eventually returned to it though and took some steps to reduce my save file size.  I also turned off the autosave option and just saved manually, and that had the biggest impact on improving performance.  Solstheim still seems a lot more buggy than the main land though, so you may want to do the dragonborn quests and explore that island at earlier levels rather than later.  It may be different on a platform other than ps3 though. 
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Post by: JLee on January 06, 2016, 08:55:11 AM
I hope one day these games become available to "borrow" for free at the local libraries, or online libraries like movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and tools are.

Publishers have been doing everything they possibly can, including lobbying for Draconian copyright laws to the point that they're being held superior to actual property rights, to prevent that sort of thing.

For example, you are basically no longer allowed by law to modify or even fix many parts of your car because it's all computer-controlled and the computers are encrypted, which makes messing with it a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. As the "Internet of Things" becomes more and more prevalent, it will get to the point where private property rights are utterly destroyed.

This is why, despite being a computer geek, I make it a point to drive old cars and avoid most "smart home" technology. (Frugality is only a secondary reason.) I'd rather spend my money on donations to the Electronic Frontier Foundation than on DRM'd shit.

Fortunately that is changing :)

http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/27/9622150/dmca-exemption-accessing-car-software

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The Librarian of Congress has issued new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as part of a triennial review, and one of them grants people access to parts of the computer software running their cars. While you've always been allowed to tinker with your car's engine or change the oil and rotate the tires, now you'll be able to get under the digital hood.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on January 06, 2016, 09:09:24 AM
I never really got into any RPG until skyrim,

FYI, Grand Theft Auto is an RPG too.

Fortunately that is changing :)

http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/27/9622150/dmca-exemption-accessing-car-software

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The Librarian of Congress has issued new exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as part of a triennial review, and one of them grants people access to parts of the computer software running their cars. While you've always been allowed to tinker with your car's engine or change the oil and rotate the tires, now you'll be able to get under the digital hood.

Every little bit helps, but the only way to actually solve the problem would be to repeal that shit law entirely.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on January 06, 2016, 01:10:13 PM
I find the newer Bethesda games to be extremely repetitive. Especially Skyrim and Fallout 4. Oblivion a bit less so. Morrowind was and is, IMO, the best Bethesda game by a long shot (except for the now dated graphics).

All of the quests in Skyrim and Fallout 4 can be summarized as such:

Kill
Loot
Return

This is a great tragedy! They spend so much time working on the graphics and the world that they sorta went "meh" and just did generic (radiant) quests and passable storylines. Can't wait for the Morro'Bliv'rim mod/remake!


Talking about the steam sale, I recently picked up Dark Souls 2 ... for the PC. Wow, I have yet to find a game with worse controls. It was so bad, I actually requested a refund after 40 minutes of painful key rebinding...

I also picked up Empire at War (star wars 4x type game) for 5$ and highly recommend it. The vanilla game is "meh" but the mods are where the fun is at!

Also, working my way through Fallout 4, but I am starting to get bored of the repetitititittitititititiveness. I want to plow through for the story but I am finding less and less time to play it. Plus, Garvey keeps sending me on these long treks to save settlers from raiders or ghouls....

On the odd day that I want to play a Moba, I play Heroes of the Storm from Blizzard. It's pretty fun.

 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Olive Branch on January 06, 2016, 05:59:20 PM
I picked up Darkest Dungeon for PC while waiting for XCOM 2 to come out to scratch my ironman permadeath RPG fix, and holey moley the game is fun, early access or not. Stressing out your dudes and seeing them berate each other is hilarious before everyone dies horribly fighting unholy abominations.

Just a tip in case you're starting out: upgrade your stage coach for a few extra heroes each week ASAP so that you have a fresh flow of greedy adventurous rookies wanting to loot and plunder the local haunted estate. You'll need them.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JimLahey on January 06, 2016, 11:17:37 PM
I've been strictly a PC gamer for the past five years or so. I had a 360 but sold it because I never played it. I have a pretty decent PC rig that I built a few years back. It can handle most newer games fine. However, my awesome girlfriend bought me an Xbox One for Christmas. It came with the updated Gears of War, Rare Replay, and Ori and the Blind Forest. Microsoft has been having a sale on their site and I picked up the Halo 5 Deluxe Digital Edition, Shovel Knight, Alien: Isolation Collection, and Thomas Was Alone. So I should be good on games for a while. I've been playing Ori and Halo 5. I'm going to plow through a couple of those games before I pick up anything else. I hear good things about Rise of the Tomb Raider. So that may be my next purchase.

Edit: Sorry for the long blank space. My cat crawled on my keyboard before I posted and I didn't notice the period.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Tyn on January 07, 2016, 04:57:03 AM
Long term WoW player here, used to spend most of my free time on it and had two active accounts for dual-boxing (tried 5-boxing too and love soloing instances, but only when I got free trials through I was never crazy (or rich) enough to pay for 5 subs at once).  I've cut down a lot since then so I mostly just play 2 nights a week to raid with my guild at the moment.  I'm not sure if I'll get the new expansion when it comes out, I enjoy raiding with my current guild and I've made friends that I'll miss if I stopped playing, but I have a lot of other things to do in my spare time and I don't know if I have the motivation for another round of leveling and gearing up (which is when I most feel that I'm missing out by playing more casually).

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: MasterStache on January 07, 2016, 09:10:55 AM
I haven't played any PC games in years. Sounds like there are some pretty cool ones out there.

I bought my son an Xbox One last year. He plays a few different games. Admittedly I am a bit addicted to Halo, particularly online multiplayer. It's a lot of fun, but you do have to contend with a lot of little kids (and probably big ones as well) quitting the game early, killing their own team members etc. It can get annoying. My son and I can play together on the same TV through split screen. It's rather fun.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: EverCurious on January 07, 2016, 09:15:52 AM
I can't play any of the newer games because all I have is an old laptop, but I have been sinking some hours into Mount and Blade: Warband.

I also enjoy Majora's Mask 3D. The graphics update just really makes it more beautiful, and the 3D effect makes Terminal just come to life. I played the original on the N64, but I gotta say I like this one much more.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Daffy on January 09, 2016, 11:32:08 PM
I've been playing Back to the Future and Rocket League (which is awesome).

I never really got into any RPG until skyrim,

FYI, Grand Theft Auto is an RPG too.

GTA has always been classified more as an open world, action-adventure game. It's only a "RPG" in the sense that you are playing a "role" in a game, but if we go by that loose of a definition, then almost any video game is a RPG.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zinethstache on January 09, 2016, 11:44:35 PM
Long time Gamer here. Now only playing PC games. DH just finished Fallout 4. I am close to finishing it. WoW accounts are cancelled for the moment and I believe DH is playing DD Original Sin. We bought Paper Sorcerer as time filler while in between WoW and F4, Im excited to get back to it! best $5 spent last fall!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on January 11, 2016, 10:52:40 AM
Just started Witcher III, I find the controls rather clunky, but the story is quite immersive!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on January 11, 2016, 07:03:10 PM
Recently finished GTA 4. Now it's pretty meh. It does not have the same replay ability of games like Skyrim. Though vastly different in genres, they are both open world games. The issue with GTA is that so much of the world is not interactive. Most buildings have doors that do not open and fire escapes you cannot climb.

Now I think it's time to go back to games I left behind without finishing. The question is, which one? I have "The Last of Us", "DarkSouls", "Ni, No, Kuni", and "Ratchet and Clank a Crack in Time".
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on January 12, 2016, 08:44:48 AM
Recently finished GTA 4. Now it's pretty meh. It does not have the same replay ability of games like Skyrim. Though vastly different in genres, they are both open world games. The issue with GTA is that so much of the world is not interactive. Most buildings have doors that do not open and fire escapes you cannot climb.

Now I think it's time to go back to games I left behind without finishing. The question is, which one? I have "The Last of Us", "DarkSouls", "Ni, No, Kuni", and "Ratchet and Clank a Crack in Time".

+1 for Last of Us
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on January 12, 2016, 08:52:54 AM
Recently finished GTA 4. Now it's pretty meh. It does not have the same replay ability of games like Skyrim. Though vastly different in genres, they are both open world games. The issue with GTA is that so much of the world is not interactive. Most buildings have doors that do not open and fire escapes you cannot climb.

Now I think it's time to go back to games I left behind without finishing. The question is, which one? I have "The Last of Us", "DarkSouls", "Ni, No, Kuni", and "Ratchet and Clank a Crack in Time".

+1 for Last of Us

second that
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 12, 2016, 09:19:11 AM
Recently finished GTA 4. Now it's pretty meh. It does not have the same replay ability of games like Skyrim. Though vastly different in genres, they are both open world games. The issue with GTA is that so much of the world is not interactive. Most buildings have doors that do not open and fire escapes you cannot climb.

Now I think it's time to go back to games I left behind without finishing. The question is, which one? I have "The Last of Us", "DarkSouls", "Ni, No, Kuni", and "Ratchet and Clank a Crack in Time".

+1 for Last of Us

second that
3rd.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on January 12, 2016, 05:04:43 PM
Great minds think alike! I put the disc in today, have yet to play it though. Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 12, 2016, 05:50:34 PM
The Falskaar mod for Skyrim was pretty bad and that just took the momentum out of my playthrough. I'd gotten sucked into Skyrim mainly because of testing mods intended for my other family members, so in a way this is a good thing. I've played that damn game enough for now.

I'm a few hours into Shadowrun: Dragonfall and liking it quite a bit.

Installed the MGSO (relatively comprehensive bugfix, tweaking, and huge graphics overhaul for Morrowind) mod last night and started playing a bit today. Really liking Morrowind so far. It's a game I've bounced off of a few times but really want to give it a shot.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Flyingkea on January 12, 2016, 08:06:06 PM
I downloaded War thunder the other day - it's free on steam, and from the manufactorers website. It's quite fun so far, and my BF downloaded it too, but we seem to keep ending up on opposing sides.
It's a combat game, and you can play as either a tank or an aircraft. The graphics are pretty good too. We shall see how we go with it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: grantmeaname on January 17, 2016, 11:45:32 AM
I'm playing a lot of Crusader Kings II and Railroad Tycoon II lately. Before that I was playing the Bethesda RPGs, replaying Command and Conquer: Generals, playing the Bioware RPGs, and playing Civ V. CivBE is a colossal disappointment - I paid $30 for a skin for Civ V.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: clarkevii on January 17, 2016, 03:13:18 PM
I'm a big Civilization fan but I've been playing Faster Than Light recently.

It is a GREAT game that can be had for cheap.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on January 17, 2016, 04:14:49 PM
A fair few RPG fans here, eh?

I've been pretty bad with games lately - not finishing many.

Divinity: Original Sin (I hear there is a free upgrade to the enhanced version?), Pillars of Eternity.. Xenoblade X I will probably return to.

Skyrim, actually. I loved Oblivion (which everyone seemed to think was crap?), but Skyrim is just a bit too much like Canada (Ontario) in the winter. Brr!

Xenoblade.. man I loved Xenoblade Chronicles so much. X is good, but I'm not enjoying the mechs at all ('dolls' or skells, or gears, really). I LOVED the 'original' (Xenogears) so so much.

Long time WoW player... at least, years ago. Each new expansion I do the trial and go.. ugh.. why did they fuck up talents so much. Yuck.

Guild Wars 2 I played through to the 'end' when it was first out. I find the skill system too limited - it's less an RPG, somehow. Not a fan of the 'different skills under water' either. I mean, I liked it for a long time, but the high end zones were just empty.

Currently I'm mostly playing Final Fantasy: Record Keeper. And I have Final Fantasy XII emulated on my PC...

To the person who loves FF IX - I agree to a point but the battles are so slooooow!

I have FF XIII coming. Will give it a go. I got XIII-2 a while back and didn't love it - hoping I can work through XIII and then move on to part 2 and enjoy it.

VII man I hope they don't mess it up - it, and Tactics, are my favourites.

Any love for Suikoden?! Heh.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on January 18, 2016, 08:11:54 AM
Xenoblade.. man I loved Xenoblade Chronicles so much. X is good, but I'm not enjoying the mechs at all ('dolls' or skells, or gears, really). I LOVED the 'original' (Xenogears) so so much.
The first Xenoblade was definitely better. I just got access to the Skells' flying ability which makes exploration a lot easier. The Skell combat isn't great, though I like the bind system. My biggest complaint is the story has been pretty unsurprising (with the exception of Chapter 5). That and the annoying Tatsu who has no real reason to stay with your party after your initial encounter. Oh yeah, and the music is good but not nearly at the same level as the previous game.

And I have Final Fantasy XII emulated on my PC...
XII was one of my favorite Final Fantasy games. Especially from a combat system perspective.

I have FF XIII coming. Will give it a go. I got XIII-2 a while back and didn't love it - hoping I can work through XIII and then move on to part 2 and enjoy it.
XIII was probably my least favorite Final Fantasy game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on January 19, 2016, 02:18:32 PM
I haven't played anything recently as I've been a bit busy, but when I was in college I was massively into League of Legends. Put that down halfway through grad school and it's been 2 years since I've logged in though.  I really enjoyed Skyrim and Oblivion when they came out, but I played mainly on xbox.  I bought an Xbox One a few months ago and mainly play Destiny on that.

I occasionally fire up Heroes of Might and Magic 3 or Diablo, but I think I've been leaning more towards things like FTL or Civ recently.  I've got my eye on Darkest Dungeon for when I get some more time to play.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on January 19, 2016, 06:01:01 PM
Anyone seen http://www.no-mans-sky.com/ - looks pigging awesome, IMHO.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on January 19, 2016, 07:00:14 PM
Anyone seen http://www.no-mans-sky.com/ - looks pigging awesome, IMHO.

That looks like it could be a GREAT game!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 20, 2016, 06:42:35 AM
Anyone seen http://www.no-mans-sky.com/ - looks pigging awesome, IMHO.

That looks like it could be a GREAT game!

Definitely!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: shrnjad on January 20, 2016, 06:46:22 AM
Stumbled upon this game, where you have to design a metro system:
http://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/

It is a simple game, but so addictive!! :D :D
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on January 20, 2016, 09:08:35 AM
Stumbled upon this game, where you have to design a metro system:
http://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/

It is a simple game, but so addictive!! :D :D

VERY nice! I just played a few rounds and it is pretty cool. Takes a little getting used to, but it speaks to my logical planning mind. Makes me want to get back into Civilization. Thanks for the link!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 20, 2016, 01:26:17 PM
Stumbled upon this game, where you have to design a metro system:
http://dinopoloclub.com/minimetro/

It is a simple game, but so addictive!! :D :D

VERY nice! I just played a few rounds and it is pretty cool. Takes a little getting used to, but it speaks to my logical planning mind. Makes me want to get back into Civilization. Thanks for the link!

Speaking of Civ...did you see the latest Humble Bundle (http://www.humblebundle.com)?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: No Name Guy on January 20, 2016, 01:31:54 PM
OK MMM Gamers - here's a question for you.

I'd like to dip my toes into the water on PC games, specifically naval battle types.  BUT......GF and I have an ancient PC (~9 years old) that doesn't cut the mustard - not enough memory, computing power or video card....

So....I'm looking for a new computer that has enough computing horsepower, memory and graphics capabilities to run something like World of Warships but that doesn't break the bank.

In perusing various retailers, I see where "gamer" PC's can be had from $450 up to asinine price points.  "Business models" seem to be the same price range - bottom end on up.  So, what's the REAL difference between a "gamer" PC and a standard PC?

But.....this has to be a jack of all trades machine - Excel, Word, standard internet access, simple photo editing, iTunes, etc, etc, etc.

So, what hardware features should I be looking for?  How much memory / hard drive / what minimum spec on the video, etc?  And about what price point should this be?  What advantages are there going to above minimum threshold hardware?  Where is the sweet spot in terms of performance versus price?

I have zero base of knowledge when it comes to a PC suitable for gaming.  Give me something so I'm not just pointing at something and going "yeah.....I suppose so."

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on January 20, 2016, 01:51:53 PM

Speaking of Civ...did you see the latest Humble Bundle (http://www.humblebundle.com)?


Dang.... No I did not, and thankfully so, lol! I play mostly PS3 games and only have a few on my mac. Civ 5 being one of the ones I got a few months back. I had Civ 2 way back when and got Civ 5 on sale.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 20, 2016, 01:59:04 PM
OK MMM Gamers - here's a question for you.

I'd like to dip my toes into the water on PC games, specifically naval battle types.  BUT......GF and I have an ancient PC (~9 years old) that doesn't cut the mustard - not enough memory, computing power or video card....

So....I'm looking for a new computer that has enough computing horsepower, memory and graphics capabilities to run something like World of Warships but that doesn't break the bank.

In perusing various retailers, I see where "gamer" PC's can be had from $450 up to asinine price points.  "Business models" seem to be the same price range - bottom end on up.  So, what's the REAL difference between a "gamer" PC and a standard PC?

But.....this has to be a jack of all trades machine - Excel, Word, standard internet access, simple photo editing, iTunes, etc, etc, etc.

So, what hardware features should I be looking for?  How much memory / hard drive / what minimum spec on the video, etc?  And about what price point should this be?  What advantages are there going to above minimum threshold hardware?  Where is the sweet spot in terms of performance versus price?

I have zero base of knowledge when it comes to a PC suitable for gaming.  Give me something so I'm not just pointing at something and going "yeah.....I suppose so."

Generally the biggest difference will be in video card capability and the power supply (which is needed to drive a higher-end video card).

Nowadays I would go with 8GB RAM as a bare minimum (preferably 16GB) and an SSD for your primary disk (240GB SSDs are down to ~$60 on sale).  It's not the greatest time to be buying video cards; I paid $298 for one of these (http://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-Express-Graphics-ZT-90101-10P/dp/B00NNXVPS2) over a year ago, and as you can see the price hasn't changed much. nVidia should be releasing their Pascal architecture at some point in the relatively near future, which may drive prices down a bit on current-gen stuff. You can go a lot cheaper than that - depends what you're playing (and at what resolution/detail settings).

You may find this thread (http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2389797) helpful. :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on January 21, 2016, 09:21:33 AM
Generally the biggest difference will be in video card capability and the power supply (which is needed to drive a higher-end video card).

Nowadays I would go with 8GB RAM as a bare minimum (preferably 16GB) and an SSD for your primary disk (240GB SSDs are down to ~$60 on sale).  It's not the greatest time to be buying video cards; I paid $298 for one of these (http://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-Express-Graphics-ZT-90101-10P/dp/B00NNXVPS2) over a year ago, and as you can see the price hasn't changed much. nVidia should be releasing their Pascal architecture at some point in the relatively near future, which may drive prices down a bit on current-gen stuff. You can go a lot cheaper than that - depends what you're playing (and at what resolution/detail settings).

You may find this thread (http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2389797) helpful. :)

I have had great luck with buying used, last generation parts. You can probably get much more bang for your buck than a "bargain bin" 450$ computer from a big box store.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 21, 2016, 09:59:27 AM
Generally the biggest difference will be in video card capability and the power supply (which is needed to drive a higher-end video card).

Nowadays I would go with 8GB RAM as a bare minimum (preferably 16GB) and an SSD for your primary disk (240GB SSDs are down to ~$60 on sale).  It's not the greatest time to be buying video cards; I paid $298 for one of these (http://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-Express-Graphics-ZT-90101-10P/dp/B00NNXVPS2) over a year ago, and as you can see the price hasn't changed much. nVidia should be releasing their Pascal architecture at some point in the relatively near future, which may drive prices down a bit on current-gen stuff. You can go a lot cheaper than that - depends what you're playing (and at what resolution/detail settings).

You may find this thread (http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2389797) helpful. :)

I have had great luck with buying used, last generation parts. You can probably get much more bang for your buck than a "bargain bin" 450$ computer from a big box store.

Absolutely - I wouldn't buy a low-cost prebuilt machine with gaming in mind. Too many compromises.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalWad on January 21, 2016, 10:15:47 AM
I have my once-a-year replay of Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic going on. This game is probably my favorite. Every time, the main character (no spoilers even for a 15-year old game) is a female for me.

I've replayed the Arkham series recently too. I haven't picked up Arkham Knight yet, since I'm not big on spending $60 for having plastic wrap around my game.

I've been replaying a lot of games with fun stories. I finished Deus Ex: Human Revolution for the however manyth time too. What a great game.

I finished Ori and the Blind Forest. What a beautiful and fun game. The story isn't all that great, but as a platformer it's just as fun as the old Nintendo games for me.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 21, 2016, 11:30:41 AM
No Name Guy - The recommended system requirements for World of Warships are quite easy to hit.

The most cost-effective way to assemble a system is to DIY with either new or used parts OR buy a used "custom" gaming system (i.e. a system built by places that just assemble systems to spec with off-the-shelf consumer parts).

There are loads of YouTube tutorials on how to build a PC. Many of them are terrible. My personal favorite is this one: https://youtu.be/ea_bs5G1yYU. It's a few years old but the assemble of a non-cutting edge system will be identical to this today.

For a reasonably future proof NEW system for your needs, I'd look at:

-Intel Core i5 Skylake
-8GB RAM
-cheapest motherboard that fits the processor, RAM, and chose case from a REPUTABLE brand like ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, or Asrock
-Graphics card: GTX 950
-Corsair CX430 power supply
-Storage: an SSD of at least 256GB. I like Samsung's EVO series but most brands are pretty good/reliable these days
-Case: personal preference

For a USED system, you're mainly shopping based on CPU and graphics cards, not so much anything else.

I'd want to see a Core i5 from at least the Sandy Bridge generation or newer, so the model numbers would be i5-2XXX or i5-3XXXX.

For an NVIDIA card, roughly 470/560Ti/660/750/950 or higher. For AMD, you have to have a GCN-based card. Google the model number of any card to make sure. In general, it's either Radeon HD 79XX or just about all of the Radeon R series. The older AMD cards are no longer receiving support.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: No Name Guy on January 21, 2016, 12:54:46 PM
Thanks all.

I really know zero about putting together machines.  To be blunt, I'm IN a high tech business....but by natural talent and inclination I'm 100% and then some on the airplane side of it (e.g. physical world high tech - composites, titanium, hauling sh*t loads of tourouns 7000 miles around the world, blowing stuff up from a long way off).  Computers, and for that matter, most any "high tech" electronics (radar, radio, etc), to me are, anymore, black boxes to me.  I used to be aware of this stuff....a long, long time ago, in a far away Galaxy, when it was 8088, 286, 386, 486 and yes, even into the Pentium era.  I suppose I'm a Luddite to an extent....but I only have so much bandwidth (no pun intended) to stay on top of stuff.  I'm sure I'll learn stuff as I go....not like I don't want to, but I'm starting from zero.  Appreciate the leg up.

Goblin - thanks for the concrete recommendations.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Mr.Bubbles on January 21, 2016, 01:07:07 PM
League of legends has become my go to time sink, it takes quite a while to get into it and understanding the strategies behind it but it is COMPLETELY FREE, theres no need to buy anything with real money as it is all cosmetic, also, my old toaster of a laptop can even run it so it does not take a super computer. (however a mouse is highly recommended, track pads are not the easiest to use)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 21, 2016, 01:18:42 PM
Thanks all.

I really know zero about putting together machines.  To be blunt, I'm IN a high tech business....but by natural talent and inclination I'm 100% and then some on the airplane side of it (e.g. physical world high tech - composites, titanium, hauling sh*t loads of tourouns 7000 miles around the world, blowing stuff up from a long way off).  Computers, and for that matter, most any "high tech" electronics (radar, radio, etc), to me are, anymore, black boxes to me.  I used to be aware of this stuff....a long, long time ago, in a far away Galaxy, when it was 8088, 286, 386, 486 and yes, even into the Pentium era.  I suppose I'm a Luddite to an extent....but I only have so much bandwidth (no pun intended) to stay on top of stuff.  I'm sure I'll learn stuff as I go....not like I don't want to, but I'm starting from zero.  Appreciate the leg up.

Goblin - thanks for the concrete recommendations.

I'm really tempted to upgrade my current setup - I'm transcoding bluray rips and extra cores would be nice.

I currently have an i5 3570k (http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/core-i5-3570k-review,1.html) (with retail heatsink/fan) with a Gigabyte Z77N-wifi (http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/5240/gigabyte-z77n-wifi-intel-z77-mini-itx-motherboard-review/index.html) motherboard and 16GB G.Skill DDR3 1600 RAM (http://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-1866c9d-8gab). I was thinking about listing it for $200 + shipping. My roommate has a mini-ITX case/power supply he'd probably sell, too, just in case you're interested.

You'd need a case, power supply, and an SSD or hard disk (unless you wanted to buy my current SSD that has a legit copy of Win10 already installed on it).  Onboard video will be fine for non-gaming use, but for any decent gaming you'd want to put a video card in it (depending on the card, you may need more power than a mini-ITX power supply could provide, so you may want a larger case with a normal ATX power supply).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 21, 2016, 01:32:10 PM
Thanks all.

I really know zero about putting together machines.  To be blunt, I'm IN a high tech business....but by natural talent and inclination I'm 100% and then some on the airplane side of it (e.g. physical world high tech - composites, titanium, hauling sh*t loads of tourouns 7000 miles around the world, blowing stuff up from a long way off).  Computers, and for that matter, most any "high tech" electronics (radar, radio, etc), to me are, anymore, black boxes to me.  I used to be aware of this stuff....a long, long time ago, in a far away Galaxy, when it was 8088, 286, 386, 486 and yes, even into the Pentium era.  I suppose I'm a Luddite to an extent....but I only have so much bandwidth (no pun intended) to stay on top of stuff.  I'm sure I'll learn stuff as I go....not like I don't want to, but I'm starting from zero.  Appreciate the leg up.

Goblin - thanks for the concrete recommendations.

If you want to learn, it's easy to self-teach. I learned by videos like that one. Feel free to PM.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: fitfrugalfab on January 21, 2016, 07:14:19 PM
I switched from PC games to playing a ton of free games on my Ipad. Clash of Kings and Walking Dead are my favorite.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kriegsspiel on January 21, 2016, 09:59:48 PM
FYI

http://thebests.kotaku.com/the-24-best-classic-pc-games-1722323022
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 22, 2016, 06:52:13 AM
FYI

http://thebests.kotaku.com/the-24-best-classic-pc-games-1722323022

Good list. I was about to ask where TIE Fighter was...but it's there, just near the end. :D
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on January 22, 2016, 07:48:32 AM
Clash of Kings

Is this the same as clash of clans?

I hate "free" games like this. You get a limited number of actions you can do (unless you purchase gems/gold/diamonds/spells/takeyourpick for real $$) and then you have to wait 5/10/20/60+++ minutes for your action to complete before you can do other actions.

It's really meant to frustrate you and have you buy resources with real $$ to avoid some of the downtime.

The worst is that the games are usually super addictive and very competitive (PvP) leading to a pay 2 win situation. No thanks!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 22, 2016, 08:25:31 AM
Clash of Kings

Is this the same as clash of clans?

I hate "free" games like this. You get a limited number of actions you can do (unless you purchase gems/gold/diamonds/spells/takeyourpick for real $$) and then you have to wait 5/10/20/60+++ minutes for your action to complete before you can do other actions.

It's really meant to frustrate you and have you buy resources with real $$ to avoid some of the downtime.

The worst is that the games are usually super addictive and very competitive (PvP) leading to a pay 2 win situation. No thanks!

I really don't view today's 'mobile games' as real games, but I'm old and maybe crotchety. :P

Quake III Arena is a real game. And it's 17 years old...damn.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: sw1tch on January 22, 2016, 10:34:06 AM
Hello fellow MMM gamers!

I am also another RPG fan and play on PC, mobile and PS3.  Some of my all-time favorites have been: Fallout 1/2/3, Deus EX Human Revolution, Mass Effect 1/2/3, Final Fantasy (I've only played 1/2/3/7/10/12), Chrono Trigger, GTA 3/Vice City/San Andreas/4, Red Dead Redemption, Bioshock Infinite.  I also was quite addicted to Counter-Strike/CS:Source for a long time, too.

My rig is a crappy (at least for games) laptop (HP 4540s) with integrated HD 4000 graphics.  Has anyone used something like this on their laptops to use a full video card: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Q4VMLF6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_9&smid=AUA54L6P8CKSP (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Q4VMLF6?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_9&smid=AUA54L6P8CKSP)?  I'm pretty sure once I get around to it, I'll be ordering that and a 750 TI to play some of my unplayable PC library - really no rush though since I still have too many games to play!

For mobile, I don't play much as I don't like most mobile games, but I have discovered SNES emulation on my phone and have been playing ROMS any chance I get.  Plus I really like that I can turn on fast-forward to move along a lot faster than at the old-school pace.  Finally, I have a chance to play some of the games that I wanted to as a kid.

The PS3 is mainly used for streaming, but I have some games to play on that too!

I think I've become a hoarder of free and/or cheap games - it's too easy with sites like slickdeals.net to get good deals on games and I'm ok with waiting years until games get < $5 before I buy or even consider.  I also get all of Origin's "On the House" games as well as too many indiegala giveaways for me to ever get to.  I think I am pretty set for a few years at least!

Games that I'm playing currently:
- Lufia & the Fortress of Doom (rom)
- Command & Conquer Red Alert (PC)
- Mafia 2 (PC)
- FFX HD Remaster (PS3)
- Amnesia: the Dark Descent (PC)

Off the top of my head, my current queue for games to play that I already have since I already got these for really good deals or free (the PC games are awaiting my trial of the above laptop video card adapter):
- Witcher 2 (PC)
- Dragon Age: Origins (PC)
- Jade Empire (PC)
- Skyrim (PC)
- Sly Cooper Series (PS3)
- Ni No Kuni (PS3)
- Mirror's Edge (PS3)
- FFX-2 (PS3)
- Oddworld Abe's Oddyssey (PC)
- XCom: Enemy Unknown (PC)
- Dark Souls (PC)
- Hitman Absolution (PC)
- too many SNES roms!
- lots of PC games!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: fitfrugalfab on January 22, 2016, 11:35:17 AM
Clash of Kings

Is this the same as clash of clans?

I hate "free" games like this. You get a limited number of actions you can do (unless you purchase gems/gold/diamonds/spells/takeyourpick for real $$) and then you have to wait 5/10/20/60+++ minutes for your action to complete before you can do other actions.

It's really meant to frustrate you and have you buy resources with real $$ to avoid some of the downtime.

The worst is that the games are usually super addictive and very competitive (PvP) leading to a pay 2 win situation. No thanks!

Clash of Kings is nothing like Clash of Clans. It's exactly like Game of War.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FunkyStickman on January 22, 2016, 11:39:48 AM

I'm really tempted to upgrade my current setup - I'm transcoding bluray rips and extra cores would be nice.

I currently have.....


That's four times the computer I'm using as a "gaming rig" right now. Lols. Still rocking a single-core CPU and an old AGP Radeon. For realz.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 22, 2016, 11:50:19 AM

I'm really tempted to upgrade my current setup - I'm transcoding bluray rips and extra cores would be nice.

I currently have.....


That's four times the computer I'm using as a "gaming rig" right now. Lols. Still rocking a single-core CPU and an old AGP Radeon. For realz.

You are an impressively patient person, haha. I play with incredibly high end gear at work - if my home stuff was slow I'd go crazy.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 22, 2016, 12:10:47 PM
Switch - I'd be quite skeptical of that personally. Main reason is the severe bandwidth limitation (graphics cards are meant to get 16 PCIe lanes, not <4.

Mainstream tech companies have demoed external graphics adapters ever since the Thunderbolt spec was implemented and even with that connection I don't think anything actually got to market.

By the time you provide the GPU, power supply, that adapter, and an external display, you're 1/3 to 1/2 of the way to a decently spec'd budget system

If you do try it, I'll be curious to hear back.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 22, 2016, 12:20:04 PM
Switch - I'd be quite skeptical of that personally. Main reason is the severe bandwidth limitation (graphics cards are meant to get 16 PCIe lanes, not <4.

Mainstream tech companies have demoed external graphics adapters ever since the Thunderbolt spec was implemented and even with that connection I don't think anything actually got to market.

By the time you provide the GPU, power supply, that adapter, and an external display, you're 1/3 to 1/2 of the way to a decently spec'd budget system

If you do try it, I'll be curious to hear back.

The Razer Core (http://www.anandtech.com/show/9910/razer-launches-the-razer-blade-stealth-ultrabook-and-razer-core-at-ces-2016) is the most recent thing I've seen on that subject.

PCI Express 3.0 has enough bandwidth that cards don't need all 16 lanes (benchmarks show (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/23.html) that even 3.0 x4 doesn't cause a huge performance hit), but I'm a bit skeptical regardless. External power is a must, and at that point you have a bare GPU and power supply sitting on a desk. I'd just as soon build a budget desktop.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: sw1tch on January 22, 2016, 01:04:05 PM
Switch - I'd be quite skeptical of that personally. Main reason is the severe bandwidth limitation (graphics cards are meant to get 16 PCIe lanes, not <4.

Mainstream tech companies have demoed external graphics adapters ever since the Thunderbolt spec was implemented and even with that connection I don't think anything actually got to market.

By the time you provide the GPU, power supply, that adapter, and an external display, you're 1/3 to 1/2 of the way to a decently spec'd budget system

If you do try it, I'll be curious to hear back.

The Razer Core (http://www.anandtech.com/show/9910/razer-launches-the-razer-blade-stealth-ultrabook-and-razer-core-at-ces-2016) is the most recent thing I've seen on that subject.

PCI Express 3.0 has enough bandwidth that cards don't need all 16 lanes (benchmarks show (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/23.html) that even 3.0 x4 doesn't cause a huge performance hit), but I'm a bit skeptical regardless. External power is a must, and at that point you have a bare GPU and power supply sitting on a desk. I'd just as soon build a budget desktop.

Thanks, those are good points.  I was more just planning to buy it to extend the life of my current laptop and play some of my currently unplayable games on the TV or monitor that I already have.  The laptop has an older i5 processor with 4gb of ram, currently.  I plan to order another 4gb stick of ram (since this laptop is capped at 8gb max) and a better video card.  I already have an ATX 350 watt power supply - maybe I'll try to build some kind of enclosure for the psu and adapter/vid card.

What turned me on to the possibility of the concept was this youtube review: https://youtu.be/bP_8EYQ-2RA (https://youtu.be/bP_8EYQ-2RA).  The few amazon reviews are generally favorable, as well.  It seems like it would work for my uses (playing with older games).  I really don't want to spend the extra money to build an entire rig, but I also don't want to waste my time.  I'll report back with when I go through with it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 22, 2016, 01:07:52 PM
Switch - I'd be quite skeptical of that personally. Main reason is the severe bandwidth limitation (graphics cards are meant to get 16 PCIe lanes, not <4.

Mainstream tech companies have demoed external graphics adapters ever since the Thunderbolt spec was implemented and even with that connection I don't think anything actually got to market.

By the time you provide the GPU, power supply, that adapter, and an external display, you're 1/3 to 1/2 of the way to a decently spec'd budget system

If you do try it, I'll be curious to hear back.

The Razer Core (http://www.anandtech.com/show/9910/razer-launches-the-razer-blade-stealth-ultrabook-and-razer-core-at-ces-2016) is the most recent thing I've seen on that subject.

PCI Express 3.0 has enough bandwidth that cards don't need all 16 lanes (benchmarks show (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/23.html) that even 3.0 x4 doesn't cause a huge performance hit), but I'm a bit skeptical regardless. External power is a must, and at that point you have a bare GPU and power supply sitting on a desk. I'd just as soon build a budget desktop.

Thanks, those are good points.  I was more just planning to buy it to extend the life of my current laptop and play some of my currently unplayable games on the TV or monitor that I already have.  The laptop has an older i5 processor with 4gb of ram, currently.  I plan to order another 4gb stick of ram (since this laptop is capped at 8gb max) and a better video card.  I already have an ATX 350 watt power supply - maybe I'll try to build some kind of enclosure for the psu and adapter/vid card.

What turned me on to the possibility of the concept was this youtube review: https://youtu.be/bP_8EYQ-2RA (https://youtu.be/bP_8EYQ-2RA).  The few amazon reviews are generally favorable, as well.  It seems like it would work for my uses (playing with older games).  I really don't want to spend the extra money to build an entire rig, but I also don't want to waste my time.  I'll report back with when I go through with it.

What processor/chipset does your laptop have? My little cheap Acer (2nd gen i3) claims that it supports 8GB, but I have 16GB (2x8) in it now and it works great.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: sw1tch on January 22, 2016, 01:37:15 PM
Switch - I'd be quite skeptical of that personally. Main reason is the severe bandwidth limitation (graphics cards are meant to get 16 PCIe lanes, not <4.

Mainstream tech companies have demoed external graphics adapters ever since the Thunderbolt spec was implemented and even with that connection I don't think anything actually got to market.

By the time you provide the GPU, power supply, that adapter, and an external display, you're 1/3 to 1/2 of the way to a decently spec'd budget system

If you do try it, I'll be curious to hear back.

The Razer Core (http://www.anandtech.com/show/9910/razer-launches-the-razer-blade-stealth-ultrabook-and-razer-core-at-ces-2016) is the most recent thing I've seen on that subject.

PCI Express 3.0 has enough bandwidth that cards don't need all 16 lanes (benchmarks show (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/23.html) that even 3.0 x4 doesn't cause a huge performance hit), but I'm a bit skeptical regardless. External power is a must, and at that point you have a bare GPU and power supply sitting on a desk. I'd just as soon build a budget desktop.

Thanks, those are good points.  I was more just planning to buy it to extend the life of my current laptop and play some of my currently unplayable games on the TV or monitor that I already have.  The laptop has an older i5 processor with 4gb of ram, currently.  I plan to order another 4gb stick of ram (since this laptop is capped at 8gb max) and a better video card.  I already have an ATX 350 watt power supply - maybe I'll try to build some kind of enclosure for the psu and adapter/vid card.

What turned me on to the possibility of the concept was this youtube review: https://youtu.be/bP_8EYQ-2RA (https://youtu.be/bP_8EYQ-2RA).  The few amazon reviews are generally favorable, as well.  It seems like it would work for my uses (playing with older games).  I really don't want to spend the extra money to build an entire rig, but I also don't want to waste my time.  I'll report back with when I go through with it.

What processor/chipset does your laptop have? My little cheap Acer (2nd gen i3) claims that it supports 8GB, but I have 16GB (2x8) in it now and it works great.

Well the laptop model is the HP 4540S with an i5-3210M (this is actually what I bought: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904362 (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904362).  I've found reports in HP's support forums of this specific laptop model not working with 16GB of ram.  I believe HP originally stated in the specs that it would work with 16GB but multiple users have run into issues and have had to go back to 8GB.  HP has since updated the spec.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 22, 2016, 01:52:59 PM
Switch - I'd be quite skeptical of that personally. Main reason is the severe bandwidth limitation (graphics cards are meant to get 16 PCIe lanes, not <4.

Mainstream tech companies have demoed external graphics adapters ever since the Thunderbolt spec was implemented and even with that connection I don't think anything actually got to market.

By the time you provide the GPU, power supply, that adapter, and an external display, you're 1/3 to 1/2 of the way to a decently spec'd budget system

If you do try it, I'll be curious to hear back.

The Razer Core (http://www.anandtech.com/show/9910/razer-launches-the-razer-blade-stealth-ultrabook-and-razer-core-at-ces-2016) is the most recent thing I've seen on that subject.

PCI Express 3.0 has enough bandwidth that cards don't need all 16 lanes (benchmarks show (http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/23.html) that even 3.0 x4 doesn't cause a huge performance hit), but I'm a bit skeptical regardless. External power is a must, and at that point you have a bare GPU and power supply sitting on a desk. I'd just as soon build a budget desktop.

Thanks, those are good points.  I was more just planning to buy it to extend the life of my current laptop and play some of my currently unplayable games on the TV or monitor that I already have.  The laptop has an older i5 processor with 4gb of ram, currently.  I plan to order another 4gb stick of ram (since this laptop is capped at 8gb max) and a better video card.  I already have an ATX 350 watt power supply - maybe I'll try to build some kind of enclosure for the psu and adapter/vid card.

What turned me on to the possibility of the concept was this youtube review: https://youtu.be/bP_8EYQ-2RA (https://youtu.be/bP_8EYQ-2RA).  The few amazon reviews are generally favorable, as well.  It seems like it would work for my uses (playing with older games).  I really don't want to spend the extra money to build an entire rig, but I also don't want to waste my time.  I'll report back with when I go through with it.

What processor/chipset does your laptop have? My little cheap Acer (2nd gen i3) claims that it supports 8GB, but I have 16GB (2x8) in it now and it works great.

Well the laptop model is the HP 4540S with an i5-3210M (this is actually what I bought: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904362 (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4904362).  I've found reports in HP's support forums of this specific laptop model not working with 16GB of ram.  I believe HP originally stated in the specs that it would work with 16GB but multiple users have run into issues and have had to go back to 8GB.  HP has since updated the spec.

Interesting. The CPU (http://ark.intel.com/products/67355/Intel-Core-i5-3210M-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-3_10-GHz-rPGA) supports 32GB.  Amazon reviews indicate mixed success running 16GB RAM - one user only had 8GB recognized, and another was able to run 16GB. It does appear that 8GB is the safe option, though.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: EverCurious on January 24, 2016, 09:12:53 AM
Can't play any MMOs because the internet is way too slow. I used to play DCUO, and wanted to try FFXIV but that's gonna have to wait till we move somewhere that offers better internet options.

Playing through Fire Emblem:Awakening right now. I can't wait for Fire Emblem:Fates to come out. Nohr kingdom all the way!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on January 24, 2016, 11:20:31 AM
Just finished "The Last of Us" on my PS3 yesterday. Big thank you for everyone that recommended this great game! Now I am doing a replay in the Game Plus version. I feel like a tourist though, lol!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SouthernTransplant on January 25, 2016, 11:32:48 AM
Both of my brothers and numerous friends all have PS4's, so I'm excited that I was able to pick one up on Craigslist for a good price: PS4 complete with box, two controllers, FarCry4, Madden 16, Dying Light, Metal Gear Solid V, and Wolfenstein New Order for $300 (of course without having to pay sales tax/shipping).

However, I was more than a little dismayed to then realize that YOU CAN'T PLAY MULTIPLAYER ON THE PS4 WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO PSPLUS.  Shame on me for not doing my research and being pretty far removed from next gen systems, but seriously?  $5-10/month just for the ability to play with your friends?

I ponied up for a subscription, because I really enjoy playing online, but this seems ridiculous to me.  Just a heads up for any others considering a next gen system that weren't aware of this.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on January 25, 2016, 02:08:44 PM
So after hearing y'all gush about Skyrim, I decided to pick it back up. After getting used to the UI and controls, it's not that bad compared to the other Elder Scrolls games (and still pretty fun on an absolute scale). I still miss the athletics/acrobatics/hand-to-hand/unarmored/etc. skills that made playing character archetypes other than "whack the enemy with your sword" more viable, though. One of the fun parts of Morrowind was being a super Khajit that could leap over buildings and claw people to death, or a naked mage (because armor hindered magic in that game) who could stay alive by levitating out of the enemy's reach.

However, I was more than a little dismayed to then realize that YOU CAN'T PLAY MULTIPLAYER ON THE PS4 WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO PSPLUS.  Shame on me for not doing my research and being pretty far removed from next gen systems, but seriously?  $5-10/month just for the ability to play with your friends?

Consoles (and proprietary things in general) are evil. I'm glad to hear that another person has realized it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on January 25, 2016, 02:21:31 PM
Both of my brothers and numerous friends all have PS4's, so I'm excited that I was able to pick one up on Craigslist for a good price: PS4 complete with box, two controllers, FarCry4, Madden 16, Dying Light, Metal Gear Solid V, and Wolfenstein New Order for $300 (of course without having to pay sales tax/shipping).

However, I was more than a little dismayed to then realize that YOU CAN'T PLAY MULTIPLAYER ON THE PS4 WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO PSPLUS.  Shame on me for not doing my research and being pretty far removed from next gen systems, but seriously?  $5-10/month just for the ability to play with your friends?

I ponied up for a subscription, because I really enjoy playing online, but this seems ridiculous to me.  Just a heads up for any others considering a next gen system that weren't aware of this.

I was furious when I got my X360 - a couple of years ago you needed to pay to be able to... wait for it... use *Internet Exporer* on it. And Netflix (in addition to Netflix's fee).

I mean.. what the fuck, seriously. They've changed that now, but still.

Thing is, this is smart business - don't make money on one off sales, make money on an ongoing basis. Once you have someone paying you monthly, they are likely to keep paying you monthly. Same for software these days - Adobe, for example, and MS Office - instead of being HUNDREDS of dollars up front, it is a monthly drip drip drip.

Smart people basically don't do any of these things. Businesses, sure, if you get the monthly value. Netflix, sure, if you watch more than a couple of films a month. But paying your ISP *plus* a middle company *plus* sub fees? Naaaw.

Side note - double DRM drives me bonkers. I was thinking about picking up Final Fantasy VIII on Steam - but you also have to have a shitty Square account that, when their servers are down, means you can't play. Your single player offline game.

"Thanks".

So much in modern life, which could be easy, is made difficult - and of course the ongoing irony is that the only people who don't see "WE OWN THE COPYRIGHT, COPYING IS ILLEGAL" bullshit are those that have illegally copied. The only ones who don't have to deal with intrusive DRM in their computer games are those who pirate.

When a pirated version of a game is better than the paid version... I mean actual, loads faster because of crap being taken out, no connecting to validation servers, etc etc etc... Ugh. Depressing.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 25, 2016, 02:32:02 PM
daverobev - In a case like you cite, I see nothing wrong ethically in owning a legitimate license but actually playing the pirated version.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 25, 2016, 03:25:32 PM
Both of my brothers and numerous friends all have PS4's, so I'm excited that I was able to pick one up on Craigslist for a good price: PS4 complete with box, two controllers, FarCry4, Madden 16, Dying Light, Metal Gear Solid V, and Wolfenstein New Order for $300 (of course without having to pay sales tax/shipping).

However, I was more than a little dismayed to then realize that YOU CAN'T PLAY MULTIPLAYER ON THE PS4 WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO PSPLUS.  Shame on me for not doing my research and being pretty far removed from next gen systems, but seriously?  $5-10/month just for the ability to play with your friends?

I ponied up for a subscription, because I really enjoy playing online, but this seems ridiculous to me.  Just a heads up for any others considering a next gen system that weren't aware of this.
PS+ goes on sale for $40/yr.  It's not cheap, but $3.33/mo is better than $5-10. :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on January 25, 2016, 07:16:01 PM
daverobev - In a case like you cite, I see nothing wrong ethically in owning a legitimate license but actually playing the pirated version.

Agreed. Which is why I bought the 3ds version of Xenoblade Chronicles. After playing it on Dolphin, heh.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on January 25, 2016, 09:22:19 PM
For the past 6 months I've been playing primarily the 3DS. It's a fantastic system. In that time I've been playing Super Smash Bros 4 and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. I've been a Nintendo fan for over 10 years. Next on the list is Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem when that comes out. Wont' be getting a new console anytime soon.

My favorite games are the ones you get really involved in and get hundreds of hours out a single game. I'm approaching 500 hours in Monster Hunter 4 (I'd normally feel guilty about, but >half of those hours I played at work, getting paid) and even then I'm just reaching my satisfaction of playing the game.

I get too overwhelmed by games like Skyrim and The Witcher. There's so much stuff to do and so many chances to miss little things. It makes me feel quite stressful.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: mrpercentage on January 26, 2016, 02:07:08 AM
Alien Isolation. It occasionally scares the crap out of me. I love it.

Oh yeah, should have said xbox 360. I also play clash of clans on my phone a lot. Considering upgrading but still have about 30 games I haven't played that I downloaded from xbox gold. Not kidding. I think I have a total of 70 games on my console including my sons. Its almost full of course.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on January 26, 2016, 08:27:50 AM
For the past 6 months I've been playing primarily the 3DS. It's a fantastic system. In that time I've been playing Super Smash Bros 4 and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. I've been a Nintendo fan for over 10 years. Next on the list is Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem when that comes out. Wont' be getting a new console anytime soon.

My favorite games are the ones you get really involved in and get hundreds of hours out a single game. I'm approaching 500 hours in Monster Hunter 4 (I'd normally feel guilty about, but >half of those hours I played at work, getting paid) and even then I'm just reaching my satisfaction of playing the game.

I get too overwhelmed by games like Skyrim and The Witcher. There's so much stuff to do and so many chances to miss little things. It makes me feel quite stressful.

I considered getting a 3DS over the holidays because it seemed very fun, but ultimately did not as I have enough other platforms to play on. However, getting a lot of hours out of a single game is something I love as it means it is not boring and is most likely immersive.

I can understand how you might get overwhelmed with Skyrim, but honestly, it's a great game. One of the reasons is that you do not have to do anything really. I mean you could live out your characters life as a hunter/scavenger, blacksmith, potions makeer, etc. Then there are so many radiant quests all you have to do is choose. Since its so massive, you can easily sink in 500-1000 hours of gameplay and still not do everything. One of the best bang for your buck games IMO.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jack on January 26, 2016, 09:09:49 AM
However, I was more than a little dismayed to then realize that YOU CAN'T PLAY MULTIPLAYER ON THE PS4 WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO PSPLUS.  Shame on me for not doing my research and being pretty far removed from next gen systems, but seriously?  $5-10/month just for the ability to play with your friends?

I ponied up for a subscription, because I really enjoy playing online, but this seems ridiculous to me.  Just a heads up for any others considering a next gen system that weren't aware of this.

PS+ goes on sale for $40/yr.  It's not cheap, but $3.33/mo is better than $5-10. :)

Even $0.01 is too much to pay for something you shouldn't need to buy in the first place. It's the difference between being a principled person and a consumer sucka -- it's offensive.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 26, 2016, 11:44:37 AM
However, I was more than a little dismayed to then realize that YOU CAN'T PLAY MULTIPLAYER ON THE PS4 WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO PSPLUS.  Shame on me for not doing my research and being pretty far removed from next gen systems, but seriously?  $5-10/month just for the ability to play with your friends?

I ponied up for a subscription, because I really enjoy playing online, but this seems ridiculous to me.  Just a heads up for any others considering a next gen system that weren't aware of this.

PS+ goes on sale for $40/yr.  It's not cheap, but $3.33/mo is better than $5-10. :)

Even $0.01 is too much to pay for something you shouldn't need to buy in the first place. It's the difference between being a principled person and a consumer sucka -- it's offensive.
Oh, so now I'm a consumer sucka with no principles!  Maybe I'll go buy a truck now so I can drive it through NYC a few times!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: bacchi on January 26, 2016, 02:01:53 PM
I bought Spacecom and FTL from humble this week. Thanks for mentioning it.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on January 27, 2016, 10:56:33 AM
So after hearing y'all gush about Skyrim, I decided to pick it back up. After getting used to the UI and controls, it's not that bad compared to the other Elder Scrolls games (and still pretty fun on an absolute scale). I still miss the athletics/acrobatics/hand-to-hand/unarmored/etc. skills that made playing character archetypes other than "whack the enemy with your sword" more viable, though. One of the fun parts of Morrowind was being a super Khajit that could leap over buildings and claw people to death, or a naked mage (because armor hindered magic in that game) who could stay alive by levitating out of the enemy's reach.

However, I was more than a little dismayed to then realize that YOU CAN'T PLAY MULTIPLAYER ON THE PS4 WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO PSPLUS.  Shame on me for not doing my research and being pretty far removed from next gen systems, but seriously?  $5-10/month just for the ability to play with your friends?

Consoles (and proprietary things in general) are evil. I'm glad to hear that another person has realized it.

You can still do all kinds of nifty stuff with your skyrim character, you don't have to just sword people, though it may require you to change the difficulty based on the build you go with.  You could be a mage that specializes in illusion - so you calm people, or make them frenzy/fight, and of course you can make yourself invisible.  It's not as easy as just bashing people with a sword or warhammer, but if you self impose limitations you will learn to survive with a different fight style, and once your skill grows in those areas you can be pretty formidable. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on January 27, 2016, 11:02:46 AM
So after hearing y'all gush about Skyrim, I decided to pick it back up. After getting used to the UI and controls, it's not that bad compared to the other Elder Scrolls games (and still pretty fun on an absolute scale). I still miss the athletics/acrobatics/hand-to-hand/unarmored/etc. skills that made playing character archetypes other than "whack the enemy with your sword" more viable, though. One of the fun parts of Morrowind was being a super Khajit that could leap over buildings and claw people to death, or a naked mage (because armor hindered magic in that game) who could stay alive by levitating out of the enemy's reach.

However, I was more than a little dismayed to then realize that YOU CAN'T PLAY MULTIPLAYER ON THE PS4 WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO PSPLUS.  Shame on me for not doing my research and being pretty far removed from next gen systems, but seriously?  $5-10/month just for the ability to play with your friends?

Consoles (and proprietary things in general) are evil. I'm glad to hear that another person has realized it.

You can still do all kinds of nifty stuff with your skyrim character, you don't have to just sword people, though it may require you to change the difficulty based on the build you go with.  You could be a mage that specializes in illusion - so you calm people, or make them frenzy/fight, and of course you can make yourself invisible.  It's not as easy as just bashing people with a sword or warhammer, but if you self impose limitations you will learn to survive with a different fight style, and once your skill grows in those areas you can be pretty formidable.

Yup, I played as a ranger with a bow - spent so much time on that game I got sneak to 100, could pretty much 1 shot anyone from across the map by the end with all the sneak multipliers
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on January 27, 2016, 11:20:53 AM
So after hearing y'all gush about Skyrim, I decided to pick it back up. After getting used to the UI and controls, it's not that bad compared to the other Elder Scrolls games (and still pretty fun on an absolute scale). I still miss the athletics/acrobatics/hand-to-hand/unarmored/etc. skills that made playing character archetypes other than "whack the enemy with your sword" more viable, though. One of the fun parts of Morrowind was being a super Khajit that could leap over buildings and claw people to death, or a naked mage (because armor hindered magic in that game) who could stay alive by levitating out of the enemy's reach.

However, I was more than a little dismayed to then realize that YOU CAN'T PLAY MULTIPLAYER ON THE PS4 WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO PSPLUS.  Shame on me for not doing my research and being pretty far removed from next gen systems, but seriously?  $5-10/month just for the ability to play with your friends?

Consoles (and proprietary things in general) are evil. I'm glad to hear that another person has realized it.

You can still do all kinds of nifty stuff with your skyrim character, you don't have to just sword people, though it may require you to change the difficulty based on the build you go with.  You could be a mage that specializes in illusion - so you calm people, or make them frenzy/fight, and of course you can make yourself invisible.  It's not as easy as just bashing people with a sword or warhammer, but if you self impose limitations you will learn to survive with a different fight style, and once your skill grows in those areas you can be pretty formidable.

Yup, I played as a ranger with a bow - spent so much time on that game I got sneak to 100, could pretty much 1 shot anyone from across the map by the end with all the sneak multipliers
I always thought the bow/arrow skill tree was disporportionately strong in Skyrim.  Melee characters have pretty much no option against you as long as you have a ledge or rock or something to stand on, and ranged projectiles from NPCs are pretty easy to dodge in most cases.  Sneak + dual daggers/bow was how I played my last character as well.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on January 27, 2016, 11:22:04 AM
So after hearing y'all gush about Skyrim, I decided to pick it back up. After getting used to the UI and controls, it's not that bad compared to the other Elder Scrolls games (and still pretty fun on an absolute scale). I still miss the athletics/acrobatics/hand-to-hand/unarmored/etc. skills that made playing character archetypes other than "whack the enemy with your sword" more viable, though. One of the fun parts of Morrowind was being a super Khajit that could leap over buildings and claw people to death, or a naked mage (because armor hindered magic in that game) who could stay alive by levitating out of the enemy's reach.

However, I was more than a little dismayed to then realize that YOU CAN'T PLAY MULTIPLAYER ON THE PS4 WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO PSPLUS.  Shame on me for not doing my research and being pretty far removed from next gen systems, but seriously?  $5-10/month just for the ability to play with your friends?

Consoles (and proprietary things in general) are evil. I'm glad to hear that another person has realized it.

You can still do all kinds of nifty stuff with your skyrim character, you don't have to just sword people, though it may require you to change the difficulty based on the build you go with.  You could be a mage that specializes in illusion - so you calm people, or make them frenzy/fight, and of course you can make yourself invisible.  It's not as easy as just bashing people with a sword or warhammer, but if you self impose limitations you will learn to survive with a different fight style, and once your skill grows in those areas you can be pretty formidable.

Yup, I played as a ranger with a bow - spent so much time on that game I got sneak to 100, could pretty much 1 shot anyone from across the map by the end with all the sneak multipliers

I did multiple play throughs with different styles.  At first I was like "illusion, meh not that useful.  alteration, meh not that useful".   If you limit yourself and force yourself to use only a few skill trees though it gives a totally different perspective and style of play.  Plus once you get your skill up in a certain tree and fully perk it out it can be amazing. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on January 27, 2016, 11:25:34 AM
I always thought the bow/arrow skill tree was disporportionately strong in Skyrim.  Melee characters have pretty much no option against you as long as you have a ledge or rock or something to stand on, and ranged projectiles from NPCs are pretty easy to dodge in most cases.  Sneak + dual daggers/bow was how I played my last character as well.

A lot of things are disproportionate and unrealistic in that game.  You can just grind out your smithing and making dragon armor fairly early in the game.  Gives you a massive advantage compared to working on other less useful skill trees.  I found playing as a pure mage extremely difficult compared to an archer or a warrior.  But I think that is why you can change the difficulty up/down to suit whatever character/style you are going for, so it's highly adaptable and you can still get a fun and unique play through even by self imposed limitations.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: golden1 on January 27, 2016, 11:33:03 AM
I am a regular WoW player and raid as a monk healer.  We are currently in the lull between expansions though so I am bored with it.   

We got in on a good deal at Best buy - a 40" smart TV plus an XBox one for $500.  We needed a TV anyways so it worked out that the XBOx was like $130 more.  I am currently enjoying playing Fallout 4 in the limited time I can play it. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JimLahey on January 29, 2016, 12:49:13 AM
However, I was more than a little dismayed to then realize that YOU CAN'T PLAY MULTIPLAYER ON THE PS4 WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO PSPLUS.  Shame on me for not doing my research and being pretty far removed from next gen systems, but seriously?  $5-10/month just for the ability to play with your friends?

I ponied up for a subscription, because I really enjoy playing online, but this seems ridiculous to me.  Just a heads up for any others considering a next gen system that weren't aware of this.

PS+ goes on sale for $40/yr.  It's not cheap, but $3.33/mo is better than $5-10. :)

Even $0.01 is too much to pay for something you shouldn't need to buy in the first place. It's the difference between being a principled person and a consumer sucka -- it's offensive.

With Xbox Live you get a free game every month. Technically two if you count the 360 game that is backwards compatible. Also I got a year subscription for $43. It's on sale once in a while for $30. So $3.58/month is not a bad deal IMO. That's less than a cup of Starbucks, which I don't drink.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on January 29, 2016, 06:10:22 AM
With Xbox Live you get a free game every month. Technically two if you count the 360 game that is backwards compatible. Also I got a year subscription for $43. It's on sale once in a while for $30. So $3.58/month is not a bad deal IMO. That's less than a cup of Starbucks, which I don't drink.

Also less than a carwash, motorbike insurance, HOA fees, transit pass, Netflix, those 'box of crap' subscriptions (LootCrate etc), haircut, toilet paper...

Which I don't buy. Except the toilet paper. (I take your point, just playing).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: kudy on February 01, 2016, 10:31:45 AM
I bought Civilization 5 for $7.50 last week... and then spent 8 hours playing it yesterday. Forgot how awesome a Civ game is!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on February 01, 2016, 10:41:11 AM
I just picked up Rise of the Tomb Raider yesterday for $9.13.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1177850

I am not far into it, but so far it's worth every penny. The game is beautiful.

Edit: Need for Speed Most Wanted is free today: http://slickdeals.net/f/8480439-pc-digital-download-need-for-speed-most-wanted-for-free?v=1
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SaskyStache on February 03, 2016, 05:01:51 PM
I always thought the bow/arrow skill tree was disporportionately strong in Skyrim.  Melee characters have pretty much no option against you as long as you have a ledge or rock or something to stand on, and ranged projectiles from NPCs are pretty easy to dodge in most cases.  Sneak + dual daggers/bow was how I played my last character as well.

A lot of things are disproportionate and unrealistic in that game.  You can just grind out your smithing and making dragon armor fairly early in the game.  Gives you a massive advantage compared to working on other less useful skill trees.  I found playing as a pure mage extremely difficult compared to an archer or a warrior.  But I think that is why you can change the difficulty up/down to suit whatever character/style you are going for, so it's highly adaptable and you can still get a fun and unique play through even by self imposed limitations.

Agreed, started playing through again as a mage and I'm finding it more challenging than with a bow.

Also, been playing some Heroes of The Storm and I'm finding it more enjoyable than LOL, which I played for a long time. There's still a little bit of toxicity that you find with MOBAs, but really not too bad.

Also, if any of you like city builders, I'm recommend looking into Banished. I don't know if anyone's mentioned it yet, but you can probably pick it up for pretty cheap on a steam sale. And there's been some good mods put out for it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: kudy on February 03, 2016, 10:40:21 PM
Also, if any of you like city builders, I'm recommend looking into Banished. I don't know if anyone's mentioned it yet, but you can probably pick it up for pretty cheap on a steam sale. And there's been some good mods put out for it.

I have Banished, but I haven't downloaded any mods, what would you recommend?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on February 04, 2016, 08:08:31 AM
I always thought the bow/arrow skill tree was disporportionately strong in Skyrim.  Melee characters have pretty much no option against you as long as you have a ledge or rock or something to stand on, and ranged projectiles from NPCs are pretty easy to dodge in most cases.  Sneak + dual daggers/bow was how I played my last character as well.

A lot of things are disproportionate and unrealistic in that game.  You can just grind out your smithing and making dragon armor fairly early in the game.  Gives you a massive advantage compared to working on other less useful skill trees.  I found playing as a pure mage extremely difficult compared to an archer or a warrior.  But I think that is why you can change the difficulty up/down to suit whatever character/style you are going for, so it's highly adaptable and you can still get a fun and unique play through even by self imposed limitations.

Agreed, started playing through again as a mage and I'm finding it more challenging than with a bow.


Yes it was challenging until I built up my destruction skill and got a lot of perks.  Then I ran around with my fire mage while blasting avenged sevenfold's "shepherd of fire" and wreaking havoc on anyone who dared cross me or give me sass mouth.  I believe sass mouth is the #1 cause of death in skyrim.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on February 04, 2016, 09:07:20 AM
I believe sass mouth is the #1 cause of death in skyrim.

Can confirm, Sass mouth #1.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on February 04, 2016, 01:33:46 PM
I believe sass mouth is the #1 cause of death in skyrim.

Can confirm, Sass mouth #1.

Morrowind used to be full of Sass mouthed Dunmers... Not anymore.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on February 04, 2016, 03:23:22 PM
I always thought the bow/arrow skill tree was disporportionately strong in Skyrim.  Melee characters have pretty much no option against you as long as you have a ledge or rock or something to stand on, and ranged projectiles from NPCs are pretty easy to dodge in most cases.  Sneak + dual daggers/bow was how I played my last character as well.

A lot of things are disproportionate and unrealistic in that game.  You can just grind out your smithing and making dragon armor fairly early in the game.  Gives you a massive advantage compared to working on other less useful skill trees.  I found playing as a pure mage extremely difficult compared to an archer or a warrior.  But I think that is why you can change the difficulty up/down to suit whatever character/style you are going for, so it's highly adaptable and you can still get a fun and unique play through even by self imposed limitations.

Agreed, started playing through again as a mage and I'm finding it more challenging than with a bow.


Yes it was challenging until I built up my destruction skill and got a lot of perks.  Then I ran around with my fire mage while blasting avenged sevenfold's "shepherd of fire" and wreaking havoc on anyone who dared cross me or give me sass mouth.  I believe sass mouth is the #1 cause of death in skyrim.
I once reached 100 destruction on a character just to see what kinds of spells there were.  I remember being fairly disappointed in the three lvl 100 spells after doing the quest to get them.  They looked really cool, but the damage seemed underwhelming.  Now I really want to start a new character as a dedicated mage, though.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: grantmeaname on February 04, 2016, 04:12:21 PM
Dedicated mage builds are worth doing. Good fun, and the less-used schools of magic are hella useful in the midgame if you rely on them heavily enough in the beginning. Get your alteration up and Ironflesh+Bound [Weapon] your foes, or Muffle + Bound Bow + Soul Trap... it gives the game a way different feel than a straight conjure Atronachs and shoot lightning mage.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SaskyStache on February 04, 2016, 10:09:48 PM
Also, if any of you like city builders, I'm recommend looking into Banished. I don't know if anyone's mentioned it yet, but you can probably pick it up for pretty cheap on a steam sale. And there's been some good mods put out for it.

I have Banished, but I haven't downloaded any mods, what would you recommend?

I would try the Colonial Charter mod. Not sure what the latest version is on steam, but it adds a bunch of content to the game. In fact there's an entire community around building the mod http://www.colonialcharter.com/ (http://www.colonialcharter.com/).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on February 05, 2016, 05:07:41 PM
I was never a fan of conjuration.  It was interesting enough, but it always seemed too frustrating to grind out the levels.  I also usually avoid soul trap like the plague because all the light from capturing souls would reveal you if you were doing stealth kills.  Being a dedicated mage would make that much more viable though.  I guess I know what I'm doing after my last CPA exam tomorrow.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: EverCurious on February 05, 2016, 06:08:15 PM
So how many milk drinkers sided with the
Imperials, and who here were true sons of Skyrim?!


Hehe I actually played both sides of the Civil War and actually found the Imperials to be more enjoyable. Though I feel they could have done more with that storyline than just "kill these guys. Rinse and repeat."
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Vertical Mode on February 05, 2016, 07:38:59 PM
- Starcraft
- Civilization (I'm still playing CIV 3, I'm trying to play all the civ's and beat the game every way possible, so it's taking me a while...what was it MMM said about the 'trailing edge of luxury? ;-) )

You guys are gonna laugh so hard at this blast from the past...Castles II: Siege and Conquest. Picked up an abandonware copy a few years ago and I still think it's good simple fun even all these years later.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kriegsspiel on February 05, 2016, 08:41:23 PM
If I played the fuck out of AoE: Age of Kings, what RTS would I like now?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Flyingkea on February 06, 2016, 03:41:47 AM
If I played the fuck out of AoE: Age of Kings, what RTS would I like now?
I found Command and Conquer: Tiberium Wars to be a pretty good RTS, that I was introduced to a couple of years ago. Sadly, my laptop died, and I lost my copy, otherwise I'd still play it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on February 06, 2016, 07:07:33 AM
If I played the fuck out of AoE: Age of Kings, what RTS would I like now?

I had a blast with AoE 3. It can be picked up on steam during sales for 5-10$. Shipment cards are an interesting addition to the game and you get to customize your deck with units, upgrades or bonuses. Resources are also basically infinite with the gold plantation, food mill and factory (ultra building that can produce any resource for free).

I would also recommend Starcraft 2. I believe you can pick up the starter edition for free and play the first few missions to try it out.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on February 06, 2016, 12:39:54 PM
So how many milk drinkers sided with the
Imperials, and who here were true sons of Skyrim?!


Hehe I actually played both sides of the Civil War and actually found the Imperials to be more enjoyable. Though I feel they could have done more with that storyline than just "kill these guys. Rinse and repeat."

Skyrim belongs to the Nords! I only played through the civil war on my nord character.  The rest of them I never joined and took sides, mostly because my characters had better shit to do, and partly because it was just rinse and repeat like you said.  I feel like I got the gist of it from one side on one play through.  Even on my imperial character I had a hard time looking past the fact that they were willing to execute me with no due process.  I mean she was an honest warrior seeking truth and justice for everyone, especially those in need, and the imperial's were just like "fuck it, cut her head off!". 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on February 08, 2016, 11:44:46 AM
Dragon Age: Origins <3<3<3<3<3

I bought the PC Bundle when DA:Inquisition was announced for $50 and it included Origins, II, and all the DLC in between. I literally JUST finished Origins last week (I don't want to love another video game (coughAlistaircough) as much as I love Origins) and have about one hour on Awakenings. I've heard mixed reviews for II, but I will absolutely finish it before I buy Inquisition (and by that time, IV will be out).

I've lost count how many times I've played through Fable II and III (I've unfortunately lost my PC version of I) on my 360. Saw the previews for Fable Legends and I'm not impressed. I currently have a game on III going but I haven't played for a few weeks.

Anyone play Runescape? My Christmas gift to myself for the past few years have been year long membership to it. It's a MMORPG that I've been playing for... 11 years now, I think. I have so much history with it I can't not play anymore.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on February 08, 2016, 01:09:07 PM
Anyone play Runescape? My Christmas gift to myself for the past few years have been year long membership to it. It's a MMORPG that I've been playing for... 11 years now, I think. I have so much history with it I can't not play anymore.

I played Runescape heavily for a few months maybe 10 years ago. I realized it was too much of a time sink and quit.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on February 10, 2016, 12:42:31 AM
Why did I find this thread sooner? Been playing Just Cause 3 and Insurgency (I got that for review). I am terrible at games like Insurgency. I also played the heck out of Fallout 4 and the Witcher 3 this year.


If you like western RPGs I also high recommend Divinity Original Sin, its pretty cheap on steam right now.

I own a ps3/ps4/wii U and a 2DS

Just built a decent gaming PC.

I also own a PS2/Dreamcast/N64/GameCube but those are in storage. I've got a Retron 5 too, anyone else own one of those? I picked it up so I wouldn't have to get a SNES/Genesis/Sega Master System and a NES
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Post by: FrugalKube on February 10, 2016, 01:02:40 AM
I want to get Firewatch and Far Cry Primal

I should open and up and play Black Ops III and Transformers Devastation

So whats on everyone's must buy list this year ?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: davisgang90 on February 10, 2016, 06:38:11 AM
If I played the fuck out of AoE: Age of Kings, what RTS would I like now?
Bought my dad AOE Age of Kings 16 years ago so he could play online with my son and I.  To this day he plays it every single day.  Other than microsoft card games, this is the only game he plays.
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Post by: Killerbrandt on February 10, 2016, 06:40:48 AM
Hey! Are any of you playing GTA V online for PC? Me and a few of my friends have been playing it a lot lately and I just wanted to see if any of you would like to join? :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on February 10, 2016, 07:34:05 AM
Anyone play Runescape? My Christmas gift to myself for the past few years have been year long membership to it. It's a MMORPG that I've been playing for... 11 years now, I think. I have so much history with it I can't not play anymore.

I played Runescape heavily for a few months maybe 10 years ago. I realized it was too much of a time sink and quit.
I played that game for several years in middle/high school.  I got out when I was the only one of my friends still playing, which I think was a few months after they added the summoning skill, and I was pretty close to getting the quest cape at the time.

The main reason I don't play MMORPGs anymore is because of the time invested learning all the background and story in them.  I get too sucked in.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: EverCurious on February 10, 2016, 08:05:54 AM
Anyone play Runescape? My Christmas gift to myself for the past few years have been year long membership to it. It's a MMORPG that I've been playing for... 11 years now, I think. I have so much history with it I can't not play anymore.

I played Runescape heavily for a few months maybe 10 years ago. I realized it was too much of a time sink and quit.
I played that game for several years in middle/high school.  I got out when I was the only one of my friends still playing, which I think was a few months after they added the summoning skill, and I was pretty close to getting the quest cape at the time.

The main reason I don't play MMORPGs anymore is because of the time invested learning all the background and story in them.  I get too sucked in.

Aside from internet issues, my main reason is how they're "free to play", but for all the good stuff you gotta fork over some pretty cash. Of course, you don't HAVE to pay to enjoy the game, but in my experience you typically gotta pay for the levels that gi e you access to better loot, to increase armor rating and climb the Tier ladder.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on February 10, 2016, 08:18:08 AM
Anyone play Runescape? My Christmas gift to myself for the past few years have been year long membership to it. It's a MMORPG that I've been playing for... 11 years now, I think. I have so much history with it I can't not play anymore.

I played Runescape heavily for a few months maybe 10 years ago. I realized it was too much of a time sink and quit.
I played that game for several years in middle/high school.  I got out when I was the only one of my friends still playing, which I think was a few months after they added the summoning skill, and I was pretty close to getting the quest cape at the time.

The main reason I don't play MMORPGs anymore is because of the time invested learning all the background and story in them.  I get too sucked in.

Aside from internet issues, my main reason is how they're "free to play", but for all the good stuff you gotta fork over some pretty cash. Of course, you don't HAVE to pay to enjoy the game, but in my experience you typically gotta pay for the levels that gi e you access to better loot, to increase armor rating and climb the Tier ladder.

Yeah, the good stuff is pretty much members only. Once you get the free skills up to level 50 or so (and can get tier 5 armor weapons, which are the highest for free players), the game gets repetitive and dumb. It's definitely a free trial of sorts hoping you'll get sucked in. I tried playing my main on the free worlds after having a membership, didn't like it. Started over with a new character, didn't like it. Once you're exposed to the member's world, it's tough to go back. But I enjoy it, I've made some good friends through it, so it's worth it to me. What I do appreciate is they don't double charge you - once you pay a membership, you have access to everything that makes the game worthwhile. You can pay more for costumes, cosmetic changes, emotes, etc., but that stuff doesn't matter to me.

@runningthroughFIRE - you know what's funny is that I'm usually the same way (I can easily tell you more about the back stories of the worlds of Dragon Age, Fable, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings than I can about US History - yes I know, I suck), but I never got sucked into RS history. They apparently entered a new age recently (and Guthix is dead?) but meh. I keep telling myself I'll learn it (it would probably help game play) but maybe it's better I don't haha.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on February 11, 2016, 07:58:14 AM
They killed Guthix?!? Damn, he was my favorite deity. 

In college, I'd sit on the couch and watch my roommate play Darksiders because "it's story time" lol.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on February 11, 2016, 06:04:39 PM
After years of not playing anything I broke down at got a PS4 for Christmas.  Since I haven't played anything in a while, I picked up a bunch of games during Black Friday since they were anywhere from $8 - $25.  I sell them to Amazon after I'm done (just sold Dragon Age for $17) so net the cost isn't so bad.  What I have:

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on February 11, 2016, 06:17:37 PM
Just read today that an area north of Dallas, called Frisco, will be opening the nation's first ever Videogame Museum! Here is a link to the story: http://www.guidelive.com/geek/2016/02/11/first-museum-dedicated-video-games-us-opens-frisco-april. Their website is not fully functional yet. I'm looking forward to visiting once they open.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kaspian on February 19, 2016, 02:01:13 PM
Just picked up the "Last Of Us" for PS3 by trading in 5 old games.  Not a great swap deal, but gets some stuff out of the house and gets me a cool game without paying anything.

BUT (!!) Special Note to Mustachians:  (Somebody may have already mentioned this.)  While in the pawn shop, I was browsing around and asked the clerk, "Hey, why the fuck are all your old PS2 games in a glass case under lock and key?"  He said, "Because they're worth a small fortune now--anywhere from $25-50."  I said, "Holy shit!  I didn't bring mine in to trade because I thought you'd tell me to go throw them in a dumpster."

The guy was totally right.  This week on eBay I sold "Star Wars Battlefront II" for PS2 for $30 and "Silent Hill III" for $40.  :)
So, those old PS2 games you might have sitting on a shelf gathering dust?  Pure gold, baby!  Don't get rid of them at a garage sale for $2 without checking eBay first for the going rate.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on February 19, 2016, 02:09:06 PM
Holy crap! If only I kept all my old games. Why the fook are they seeing a resurgence?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SouthernTransplant on February 19, 2016, 02:14:55 PM
Don't get rid of them at a garage sale for $2 without checking eBay first for the going rate.

It is pretty ridiculous what some people will pay for video game related items.  I was going through some old stuff at my parents' house, and found the box for the original NES version of Final Fantasy.  Note - just the box, not the game.

Somebody bought that on Ebay for $15!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on February 19, 2016, 02:15:01 PM
Just picked up the "Last Of Us" for PS3 by trading in 5 old games.  Not a great swap deal, but gets some stuff out of the house and gets me a cool game without paying anything.

BUT (!!) Special Note to Mustachians:  (Somebody may have already mentioned this.)  While in the pawn shop, I was browsing around and asked the clerk, "Hey, why the fuck are all your old PS2 games in a glass case under lock and key?"  He said, "Because they're worth a small fortune now--anywhere from $25-50."  I said, "Holy shit!  I didn't bring mine in to trade because I thought you'd tell me to go throw them in a dumpster."

The guy was totally right.  This week on eBay I sold "Star Wars Battlefront II" for PS2 for $30 and "Silent Hill III" for $40.  :)
So, those old PS2 games you might have sitting on a shelf gathering dust?  Pure gold, baby!  Don't get rid of them at a garage sale for $2 without checking eBay first for the going rate.

Along that note, N64 and games = Gold as well
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Marty on February 20, 2016, 07:58:15 AM
Anyone play Runescape? My Christmas gift to myself for the past few years have been year long membership to it. It's a MMORPG that I've been playing for... 11 years now, I think. I have so much history with it I can't not play anymore.

I played Runescape heavily for a few months maybe 10 years ago. I realized it was too much of a time sink and quit.
I played that game for several years in middle/high school.  I got out when I was the only one of my friends still playing, which I think was a few months after they added the summoning skill, and I was pretty close to getting the quest cape at the time.

The main reason I don't play MMORPGs anymore is because of the time invested learning all the background and story in them.  I get too sucked in.

I used to play back in middle school! (2006-2009ish).  Was level 125 back in the day.  I now play OSRS on and off.  It brings back good memories :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: wepner on February 20, 2016, 01:46:28 PM
Just picked up the "Last Of Us" for PS3 by trading in 5 old games.  Not a great swap deal, but gets some stuff out of the house and gets me a cool game without paying anything.

BUT (!!) Special Note to Mustachians:  (Somebody may have already mentioned this.)  While in the pawn shop, I was browsing around and asked the clerk, "Hey, why the fuck are all your old PS2 games in a glass case under lock and key?"  He said, "Because they're worth a small fortune now--anywhere from $25-50."  I said, "Holy shit!  I didn't bring mine in to trade because I thought you'd tell me to go throw them in a dumpster."

The guy was totally right.  This week on eBay I sold "Star Wars Battlefront II" for PS2 for $30 and "Silent Hill III" for $40.  :)
So, those old PS2 games you might have sitting on a shelf gathering dust?  Pure gold, baby!  Don't get rid of them at a garage sale for $2 without checking eBay first for the going rate.

Along that note, N64 and games = Gold as well

I was very pleasantly surprised that my GBA games (in awesome condition with their original box to be fair) all were worth more than when I bought them new when they first came out, same for my GBA micro. I'm tempted to see what my NES games are worth these days, I bought hundreds of them for a few bucks (at the most) each like 10-15 years ago.

BTW I just bought Fire Emblem Fates, love me some strategy RPGs.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalHawk on February 20, 2016, 09:12:36 PM
Anyone play Runescape? My Christmas gift to myself for the past few years have been year long membership to it. It's a MMORPG that I've been playing for... 11 years now, I think. I have so much history with it I can't not play anymore.

I played Runescape heavily for a few months maybe 10 years ago. I realized it was too much of a time sink and quit.
I played that game for several years in middle/high school.  I got out when I was the only one of my friends still playing, which I think was a few months after they added the summoning skill, and I was pretty close to getting the quest cape at the time.

The main reason I don't play MMORPGs anymore is because of the time invested learning all the background and story in them.  I get too sucked in.

I used to play back in middle school! (2006-2009ish).  Was level 125 back in the day.  I now play OSRS on and off.  It brings back good memories :)

I now feel ancient, thanks. :)

Just picked up the "Last Of Us" for PS3 by trading in 5 old games.  Not a great swap deal, but gets some stuff out of the house and gets me a cool game without paying anything.

BUT (!!) Special Note to Mustachians:  (Somebody may have already mentioned this.)  While in the pawn shop, I was browsing around and asked the clerk, "Hey, why the fuck are all your old PS2 games in a glass case under lock and key?"  He said, "Because they're worth a small fortune now--anywhere from $25-50."  I said, "Holy shit!  I didn't bring mine in to trade because I thought you'd tell me to go throw them in a dumpster."

The guy was totally right.  This week on eBay I sold "Star Wars Battlefront II" for PS2 for $30 and "Silent Hill III" for $40.  :)
So, those old PS2 games you might have sitting on a shelf gathering dust?  Pure gold, baby!  Don't get rid of them at a garage sale for $2 without checking eBay first for the going rate.

Along that note, N64 and games = Gold as well

I was very pleasantly surprised that my GBA games (in awesome condition with their original box to be fair) all were worth more than when I bought them new when they first came out, same for my GBA micro. I'm tempted to see what my NES games are worth these days, I bought hundreds of them for a few bucks (at the most) each like 10-15 years ago.

BTW I just bought Fire Emblem Fates, love me some strategy RPGs.

I'm currently in the middle of selling off 90% of my video game collection and yes, old handheld games that are legitimate copies sell for a lot in most cases. If you have the original box and manual you are going to make a good chunk of change. Anything older and kept "Like New" is going to be worth ebaying.
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Post by: FrugalKube on February 20, 2016, 11:43:50 PM
Just picked up the "Last Of Us" for PS3 by trading in 5 old games.  Not a great swap deal, but gets some stuff out of the house and gets me a cool game without paying anything.

BUT (!!) Special Note to Mustachians:  (Somebody may have already mentioned this.)  While in the pawn shop, I was browsing around and asked the clerk, "Hey, why the fuck are all your old PS2 games in a glass case under lock and key?"  He said, "Because they're worth a small fortune now--anywhere from $25-50."  I said, "Holy shit!  I didn't bring mine in to trade because I thought you'd tell me to go throw them in a dumpster."

The guy was totally right.  This week on eBay I sold "Star Wars Battlefront II" for PS2 for $30 and "Silent Hill III" for $40.  :)
So, those old PS2 games you might have sitting on a shelf gathering dust?  Pure gold, baby!  Don't get rid of them at a garage sale for $2 without checking eBay first for the going rate.

Along that note, N64 and games = Gold as well

Actually it should be N64 and non sports game are gold. Most of the 1st party games are getting pricey as well
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on February 22, 2016, 05:38:16 AM
Don't get rid of them at a garage sale for $2 without checking eBay first for the going rate.

It is pretty ridiculous what some people will pay for video game related items.  I was going through some old stuff at my parents' house, and found the box for the original NES version of Final Fantasy.  Note - just the box, not the game.

Somebody bought that on Ebay for $15!

Check eBay for Earthbound (complete)...
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: EcoCanuck on March 07, 2016, 03:40:07 AM
Heyo. Another gamer here.

Work and life have taken a firm hold recently so not too much time for it. PC gamer, co-op gamer of PS4 (with wifey).

Currently playing Fallout 4 with a dash of TF2 and an occasional jaunt in Civ5.

Mustachianism at its finest this last Steam sale I was watching and watching and couldn't motivate myself to spend the money on any of the sales of the stuff on my wishlist. I was also waiting for X-Com 2 and now that its out I haven't bought it.... I have decided to wait for the eventual sale and get some reuse out of my current collection.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on March 07, 2016, 08:11:56 AM
Question:

I got gifted a Wii yesterday. What games are worth the $10 - $20 they seem to sell for on the used market in my area?

my kids are 8 and 10, i'm older than that and tend to like dragon age/ witcher type of stuff.

Mariokart, obviously, and I hear that Zelda is good. anything else?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on March 07, 2016, 08:20:54 AM
Question:

I got gifted a Wii yesterday. What games are worth the $10 - $20 they seem to sell for on the used market in my area?

my kids are 8 and 10, i'm older than that and tend to like dragon age/ witcher type of stuff.

Mariokart, obviously, and I hear that Zelda is good. anything else?

The games I have and like for the Wii are Super Mario Galaxy, Super Paper Mario, MarioKart, the Sports Resort, and the Exercise that goes with the board, Little Ninjas was/is cool too.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on March 07, 2016, 08:33:43 AM
Question:

I got gifted a Wii yesterday. What games are worth the $10 - $20 they seem to sell for on the used market in my area?

my kids are 8 and 10, i'm older than that and tend to like dragon age/ witcher type of stuff.

Mariokart, obviously, and I hear that Zelda is good. anything else?

I really enjoyed Ōkami (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Ckami). Great use of the Wiimote.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Hall11235 on March 07, 2016, 12:16:42 PM
I spent a not insignificant portion of my College Career playing Skyrim.
For RTS's, I loved Age of Mythology. Tickled all my fancies.

Recently, I have gotten hooked on Baldur's Gate Style games:
Divinity: Original Sin
Pillars of Eternity

These games are super hard and really make me sweat my way to victory.

Classics that I still bust out:
KOTOR 2
Dragon Age Origins
Any Total War Game

My Recent sleeper pick was this game called "The Banner Saga." Got it for .97 cents on Steam. 24 hours of pure storytelling and good gameplay.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: cheapass on March 08, 2016, 02:25:18 PM
Just started playing Battlefield 4 after getting it on eBay for $8.

Also been enjoying a lot of Call of Duty: MW3.
 
If anyone wants to add me on PSN my ID is A-Train2001
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on March 08, 2016, 02:46:53 PM
My brother and several friends are diving headlong into The Division....as much as I hate buying games on release, I'm a little bit tempted.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: EverCurious on March 11, 2016, 04:09:41 PM
Hooked on Animal Crossing: New Leaf. You play as a kid who is mayor of a town populated with cute talking animals.... It makes sense in the game. Anyway, I love it because it's relaxing, cute, and interactive as heck. The NPCs are very well developed, and I actually feel attachment to the characters.

Tom Nook is still the same sweet talking Tanooki who always seems to own you with massive debt. You can upgrade your house for a "paltry" sum of hundreds thousands of bells (in game currency). Pay him off and he tempts you to upgrade again and again, with larger loans each time, but after the first upgrade you don't need to agree to him.

It's also fun managing the town, doing public works projects, ordinances, etc. So much to do, so much time, so many characters and multiplayer for more awesome.

Fun game.
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Post by: Curbside Prophet on March 11, 2016, 06:31:48 PM
I hope Dayz comes out for PS4 soon.  Right now I'm playing Witcher 3, which I got during Black Friday for cheap. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on March 12, 2016, 02:12:21 AM
I spent a not insignificant portion of my College Career playing Skyrim.
For RTS's, I loved Age of Mythology. Tickled all my fancies.

Recently, I have gotten hooked on Baldur's Gate Style games:
Divinity: Original Sin
Pillars of Eternity

These games are super hard and really make me sweat my way to victory.

Classics that I still bust out:
KOTOR 2
Dragon Age Origins
Any Total War Game

My Recent sleeper pick was this game called "The Banner Saga." Got it for .97 cents on Steam. 24 hours of pure storytelling and good gameplay.

Oh man those are some great games! Have you tried the Enhanced Edition of Baldur's Gate? A new expansion is coming out this year? Looks like Planescape Torment is getting a sequel too.

Divinity: Original Sin is a great game, runs pretty well of PS4 and I ended up with a review copy. KOTR is great too, recently I played some Witcher 3 and Fallout 4

Taking a break from RPGs right now and tackling The Division.


Has this come up in the thread before? Saving money on games with sites like Cheapassgamer and Best Buy's Gamer's Club Unlocked.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on March 12, 2016, 09:20:25 AM
I spent a not insignificant portion of my College Career playing Skyrim.
For RTS's, I loved Age of Mythology. Tickled all my fancies.

Recently, I have gotten hooked on Baldur's Gate Style games:
Divinity: Original Sin
Pillars of Eternity

These games are super hard and really make me sweat my way to victory.

Classics that I still bust out:
KOTOR 2
Dragon Age Origins
Any Total War Game

My Recent sleeper pick was this game called "The Banner Saga." Got it for .97 cents on Steam. 24 hours of pure storytelling and good gameplay.

Oh man those are some great games! Have you tried the Enhanced Edition of Baldur's Gate? A new expansion is coming out this year? Looks like Planescape Torment is getting a sequel too.

Divinity: Original Sin is a great game, runs pretty well of PS4 and I ended up with a review copy. KOTR is great too, recently I played some Witcher 3 and Fallout 4

Taking a break from RPGs right now and tackling The Division.


Has this come up in the thread before? Saving money on games with sites like Cheapassgamer and Best Buy's Gamer's Club Unlocked.
I was just about to ask if anybody's playing The Division yet.  I'm tempted (20% off via Amazon Prime- I don't have GCU), but still it's damned expensive.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ElGrillo on March 13, 2016, 12:40:44 AM
Civ 5 is my favorite game right now, and in the top 3 of all time for sure. I've probably logged over 750 hours on it, although that's nothing compared to what some of the more serious players do. Right now I'm trying to work my way up to beating deity (the highest level I can consistently beat is king, and I've beaten emporer a few times.)

Also, Europa Universalis IV is another good one, but the games take weeks for me to finish and ain't nobody got time for that.

A game I played recently called Journey is really interesting. It's not a typical game in that you aren't trying to get points or anything, but it has beautiful graphics and is just a really cool concept.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Philociraptor on March 14, 2016, 07:14:22 AM
Picked up Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright. Liking it so far. I enjoy being able to grind my characters up, so I wanted to start with Birthright and do Conquest second. Hard Casual, no soft resets for me, unless I fail to recruit a character or something like that.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: EverCurious on March 14, 2016, 09:02:11 AM
Picked up Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright. Liking it so far. I enjoy being able to grind my characters up, so I wanted to start with Birthright and do Conquest second. Hard Casual, no soft resets for me, unless I fail to recruit a character or something like that.

I thought about getting it, but I want to play Conquest. This game kinda seems to have a little East vs. West thing goong on and I kinda like that. That is, until I heard you had to *stop* your King from doing his thing if you play Nohr. What if I *wanted* to be the big bad Western kingdom? :(
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Philociraptor on March 14, 2016, 09:04:30 AM

Picked up Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright. Liking it so far. I enjoy being able to grind my characters up, so I wanted to start with Birthright and do Conquest second. Hard Casual, no soft resets for me, unless I fail to recruit a character or something like that.

I thought about getting it, but I want to play Conquest. This game kinda seems to have a little East vs. West thing goong on and I kinda like that. That is, until I heard you had to *stop* your King from doing his thing if you play Nohr. What if I *wanted* to be the big bad Western kingdom? :(

My roommate got Conquest, he says the king is such an a-hole that you can't wait to stop him. That being said, I see your point. That's what I liked about the Fable series.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on March 14, 2016, 10:04:05 AM

Picked up Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright. Liking it so far. I enjoy being able to grind my characters up, so I wanted to start with Birthright and do Conquest second. Hard Casual, no soft resets for me, unless I fail to recruit a character or something like that.

I thought about getting it, but I want to play Conquest. This game kinda seems to have a little East vs. West thing goong on and I kinda like that. That is, until I heard you had to *stop* your King from doing his thing if you play Nohr. What if I *wanted* to be the big bad Western kingdom? :(

My roommate got Conquest, he says the king is such an a-hole that you can't wait to stop him. That being said, I see your point. That's what I liked about the Fable series.
The Fable series was great for this, but I wish there were a few more morally grey options.  Most of the choices in that game are pretty clearly good or evil, and having the little morality point thing pop up over your head immediately after a decision took away all the uncertainty.  The very first big decision you make early on in the third game blew me away, but the rest of the game was pretty standard kill someone or show mercy, enslave someone or set them free, etc.  It would make the game's pureness trait a little more complicated and would be harder to come up with meaningful events, but I'd love to see more scenarios where decsions aren't so clear cut.
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Post by: Curbside Prophet on March 14, 2016, 06:35:27 PM
For those who have played through the Uncharted series, should I just play 2 & 3?  I have 1-3 collection that came with my PS4 but I'm thinking about skipping 1 only because people said some of the play mechanics aren't as good on the PS4 (or something like that).  Is it worthwhile to play 1 or should I skip to 2, which I understand is when Uncharted really broke out.
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Post by: SouthernTransplant on March 15, 2016, 06:20:02 AM
For those who have played through the Uncharted series, should I just play 2 & 3?  I have 1-3 collection that came with my PS4 but I'm thinking about skipping 1 only because people said some of the play mechanics aren't as good on the PS4 (or something like that).  Is it worthwhile to play 1 or should I skip to 2, which I understand is when Uncharted really broke out.

On a similar note, would anyone recommend the Uncharted series for someone who is absolutely loving The Last of Us right now?  I am mostly enjoying the story, but the mechanics are fun too.  Being made by the same folks, is Uncharted similar?
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Post by: Thinkum on March 15, 2016, 08:27:00 AM
I have Uncharted 3 that came with my PS3. I never played 1 or 2 and enjoyed it on it's own. Never finished. Then got The Last of Us and finished that like gangbusters. Much more engaging game and story for me. However, it made me want to go to back to U3, still couldn't get that much into it though.
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Post by: davisgang90 on March 15, 2016, 09:58:51 AM
I just started Farcry 3 and am really enjoying it, especially the stealthy aspects with my trusty sniper rifle.
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Post by: golden1 on March 15, 2016, 12:56:49 PM
I forget if I have already posted to this thread in the past - probably.

I play WoW on an intermittently active basis.  Currently I am on hiatus, because my guild beat the last raid on heroic level and has no interest in mythics.  We will start up again for Legion in a few months. 

I play Sims 4 occasionally - I find it kind of meditative.  My life can be shitty but at least my Sim's career is going well.  :P

I also have been playing Fallout 4, but I got bored with it pretty quickly. 

I am looking forward to No Man's Sky this summer.  It sounds really immersive and interesting. 
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Post by: Thinkum on March 15, 2016, 12:59:53 PM
I just bought Fallout New Vegas UE for my PS3. So for so good. A lot like Fallout 3, but we'll see how it goes.
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Post by: wepner on March 15, 2016, 02:17:26 PM

Picked up Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright. Liking it so far. I enjoy being able to grind my characters up, so I wanted to start with Birthright and do Conquest second. Hard Casual, no soft resets for me, unless I fail to recruit a character or something like that.

I thought about getting it, but I want to play Conquest. This game kinda seems to have a little East vs. West thing goong on and I kinda like that. That is, until I heard you had to *stop* your King from doing his thing if you play Nohr. What if I *wanted* to be the big bad Western kingdom? :(

My roommate got Conquest, he says the king is such an a-hole that you can't wait to stop him. That being said, I see your point. That's what I liked about the Fable series.

Fire Emblem is where it's at. Currently on birthright. Definitely gonna buy conquest and the 3rd path. I'll avoid the other dlc as much as possible.
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Post by: Guses on March 15, 2016, 03:55:39 PM

I play Sims 4 occasionally - I find it kind of meditative.  My life can be shitty but at least my Sim's career is going well.  :P


Those Simites are so unmustachian, they take 3 hour showers!

I love the sim speak though. I lowers my murder index.
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Post by: FrugalKube on March 15, 2016, 11:25:26 PM
I am interested in No Man's Sky I'll be watching that. Anyone interested in the VR stuff? So costly
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Post by: Thinkum on March 16, 2016, 08:27:12 AM
I am definitely interested in VR, but no way I'm dropping that much coin, especially not new tech. I like buying used gaming systems if at all possible and definitely after it's been out for a while. The Microsoft Halolens thingamagig seemed REALLY cool though. I had seen a Youtube video and they demonstrated it with Minecraft, it was like woah!
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Post by: ooeei on March 16, 2016, 10:14:50 AM
Played Destiny on XB1 for a little over a year pretty regularly, but got a bit burned out on it.  Now I play Halo 5 here and there with a group of old high school friends online, it's a good way for us to chat.  Also picked up a used 3DS and a few Pokémon games after I helped my girlfriend's 7 year old cousin with his game a few weeks back.  Now that's something he and I can play together, and a few of my other friends have hopped on the Pokémon train too.

A couple of years ago I did gamefly for about 6 months, it was a great way to play a lot of the fun games I'd never want to buy.  Assassin's Creed, Arkham whatever the suffix is this time, and other random games that are fun for a week or two then you never touch again.  I'm considering starting it up again and working my way through the backlog.
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Post by: Curbside Prophet on March 17, 2016, 02:28:41 PM
Assassin's Creed could be such an amazing series (amazing environments, kill mechanics, etc.) but the problem is it's the same damn game over and over.  Eavesdrop here, climb to the top of here, infiltrate here, now repeat 10x in every city and game over.  And the worst one of all -- follow this dude while he yaps for 15 minutes about something no one cares about.  Let me go assassinate someone already!
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Post by: JLee on March 17, 2016, 02:31:10 PM
I caved and bought The Division. I am just shy of the 5 hour mark and I am incredibly entertained.  I have never spent this much on a game before and I rarely spend much time gaming, but I actually think it was worth it.
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Post by: hedgefund10 on March 19, 2016, 07:21:30 PM
COD: Advanced Warfare on PS3
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Post by: FrugalKube on March 21, 2016, 09:40:42 PM
If you like Diablo 3 and the expansion its $8 at Best Buy
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/diablo-iii-reaper-of-souls-expansion-set-windowsmac/3676006.p?id=1219092663723&skuId=3676006
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Post by: SaskyStache on March 22, 2016, 08:18:14 PM
If you like Diablo 3 and the expansion its $8 at Best Buy
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/diablo-iii-reaper-of-souls-expansion-set-windowsmac/3676006.p?id=1219092663723&skuId=3676006

Not a bad deal.

I've been playing through Diablo 3 again on hardcore mode with a buddy. Definitely changes the way you play when you only have the 1 life.
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Post by: golden1 on March 23, 2016, 08:14:31 AM
Yeah Diablo 3 is a good mindless loot grab game. 

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Post by: EOS on March 25, 2016, 05:16:56 AM
I caved and bought The Division. I am just shy of the 5 hour mark and I am incredibly entertained.  I have never spent this much on a game before and I rarely spend much time gaming, but I actually think it was worth it.

It's a GOOD game!!   I ended up buying it and have been very happy with it. 

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Post by: Radagast on March 27, 2016, 12:33:18 AM
What, no one else is playing Mechwarrior Online????
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Post by: daverobev on March 27, 2016, 09:17:09 AM
Banner Saga II is out next month!! If you haven't played the original, I HIGHLY recommend it. Fantastic game.
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Post by: coin on March 27, 2016, 09:32:59 AM
I recently bought the PS1 version of Final Fantasy VI on PS3.  It's my fiancé’s favourite video game, but it's my first time playing through.

Kefka, the main bad guy, is horrifyingly evil.  So far he's poisoned the water to an entire town, was perfectly okay with enslaving one of the main characters to do his bidding and slaughtered countless innocent people.  I keep looking at my partner while we're playing and saying "did he seriously just do that?!" and my partner is just laughing.
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Post by: EverCurious on April 14, 2016, 06:19:39 PM
I just bought Fallout New Vegas UE for my PS3. So for so good. A lot like Fallout 3, but we'll see how it goes.

I actually prefer NV to Fallout 3, though both are awesome. Which faction are you going to go with, if any? Ave. True to Caesar.
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Post by: Thinkum on April 14, 2016, 06:31:50 PM
I just bought Fallout New Vegas UE for my PS3. So for so good. A lot like Fallout 3, but we'll see how it goes.

I actually prefer NV to Fallout 3, though both are awesome. Which faction are you going to go with, if any? Ave. True to Caesar.

Now that I've had NV for this long I FAR prefer it to FO3. First play through was for Caesar, then NCR, now it's going to be House. However, I am playing all the DLC first. I am on the last one Dead Money. Really, really fun game. Made me miss the desert really badly too. I love the Mojave.
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Post by: syednaeemul on April 14, 2016, 06:44:15 PM
Facepunch time, Steam released Final Fantasy IX yesterday and I bought it, being my favourite Final Fantasy
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Post by: josstache on April 14, 2016, 07:45:28 PM
Endless Legend -- picked it up mostly on sale when they released the newest expansion (though it was still $30).  It has a steep learning curve, despite or perhaps because of the strong resemblance to Civ V. The uniqueness of each faction and the abbreviated (compared to say Galactic Civilizations) but powerful unit design feature really has me enthralled though. 

For instance, if you like building "tall" rather than "wide" in Civ, you might like the Cultists faction, who are only allowed to have one city, but the city gets massive bonuses to food, industry, science, gold (called "dust" in the game) and influence (diplomatic currency).  Using the city as a base you go around laying waste to the other factions' cities and converting unaffiliated villages to your doomsday cult.  I never really liked conquest in Civ V because I always felt like I had enough to do peacefully developing my cities, but the Cultists in Endless Legend have freed me to pursue global genocide.
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Post by: Psychstache on April 14, 2016, 09:33:23 PM
Facepunch time, Steam released Final Fantasy IX yesterday and I bought it, being my favourite Final Fantasy

This does deserve a facepunch.... FFIX was awful  :P

I didn't care for it much, but I get the appeal. Just felt too different from the franchise to me.
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Post by: coin on April 14, 2016, 11:59:08 PM
Facepunch time, Steam released Final Fantasy IX yesterday and I bought it, being my favourite Final Fantasy

They did?! I must buy it! ... When it comes on sale. Or not because I already have it on ps1 and PS3.
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Post by: Philociraptor on April 15, 2016, 08:00:33 AM
Just bought the Conquest path and Map Pack 1 for my Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright game. Road trip tomorrow so I wanted to make sure I have enough content, nearly done with Birthright campaign.
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Post by: daverobev on April 15, 2016, 12:40:26 PM
Facepunch time, Steam released Final Fantasy IX yesterday and I bought it, being my favourite Final Fantasy

This does deserve a facepunch.... FFIX was awful  :P

I didn't care for it much, but I get the appeal. Just felt too different from the franchise to me.

It's very old school FF - fixed 'classes' rather than almost completely freeform. Apparently the new version allows faster battling; I did buy a copy a while back on PSN, I'd forgotten how long random battles take. So I'm tempted to give it a go.

Plus it seems that Perk now allows exchanging points for Steam gift cards, so I can get credit for 'free' (not really free but close... just takes time).
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Post by: SouthernTransplant on April 15, 2016, 12:43:56 PM
If anyone is a fan of the Telltale "Point and Click" style of games, Humble Bundle has a great package of them available this week.  You can choose how much to pay, but they have games like The Wolf Among Us, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands, etc.  $12 gets you the entire package.  A lot of these games sell for $20+ individually, so this can be pretty economical.
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Post by: FrugalKube on April 16, 2016, 05:28:15 PM
Done with the Division and went back to Fallout 4 to play the DLC. Plan for Summer is to play Uncharted 4, Deus Ex Mankind Divided and attempt to finish Divinity Original Sin or start and finish Baldur's Gate EE
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Post by: dang1 on April 16, 2016, 06:54:55 PM
resistance in ingress
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Post by: josstache on April 16, 2016, 07:59:49 PM
Done with the Division and went back to Fallout 4 to play the DLC. Plan for Summer is to play Uncharted 4, Deus Ex Mankind Divided and attempt to finish Divinity Original Sin or start and finish Baldur's Gate EE

Funny, I bought Divinity Original Sin and Baldur's Gate (and Age of Decadence) recently and have put down both for other games as well. Maybe I don't like these types of games as much as I thought, even though Fallout 1 and 2 are two of my all-time favorites.

Looking forward to Witcher 3: Blood and Wine.
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Post by: Yaeger on April 16, 2016, 11:46:27 PM
If you're a Baldur's Gate fan, check out Pillars of Eternity that came out recently. It's pretty much the same thing with better graphics, a great story line, and good mechanics. I loved it.
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Post by: Roboturner on April 18, 2016, 02:40:04 PM
Facepunch time, Steam released Final Fantasy IX yesterday and I bought it, being my favourite Final Fantasy

This does deserve a facepunch.... FFIX was awful  :P

I didn't care for it much, but I get the appeal. Just felt too different from the franchise to me.

You sir are insane, FF9 is the best one - how is it a departure?
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Post by: Curbside Prophet on April 18, 2016, 03:13:04 PM
Finished Witcher 3, going to start on Uncharted.  Still deciding if I should play the 1st one or just skip it.
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Post by: Lagom on April 18, 2016, 11:06:00 PM
Finished Witcher 3, going to start on Uncharted.  Still deciding if I should play the 1st one or just skip it.

Let me know if you end up trying the first! I got the Uncharted collection for Christmas. Haven't started it yet, but I've been pondering the same thing.
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Post by: Curbside Prophet on April 20, 2016, 01:44:34 PM
Finished Witcher 3, going to start on Uncharted.  Still deciding if I should play the 1st one or just skip it.

Let me know if you end up trying the first! I got the Uncharted collection for Christmas. Haven't started it yet, but I've been pondering the same thing.

I started game 1.  It's pretty... meh.  It's very linear in terms of the environment, similar to the old Tomb Raiders.  The guns are also a little odd, for instance, it seems like the 9mm pistol takes less shots to kill someone than the AK-47.  It's a good time killer if you want to stretch the game out but so far I would say it's one you can skip.
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Post by: Gone on April 20, 2016, 05:30:03 PM
Just finished the Donkey Kong Country trilogy on SNES for the millionth time.

Never gets old.
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Post by: ElGrillo on April 21, 2016, 08:58:04 PM
Shadow of Mordor is another one I've been playing recently
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Post by: Lagom on April 21, 2016, 09:19:14 PM
Just started messing around with Stardew Valley the other day. I can see why it's getting such positive reviews. Very similar appeal to Animal Crossing/Harvest Moon, but subtly different enough to feel fresh and engaging (or maybe it's just that I haven't played those games for years). I could see getting a good 30-40 hours out of this (maybe more, depending on just how deep it is), and yet it's a great pick up and play game, which is perfect, as I rarely have more than an hour or two to spare for gaming these days. A bargain at the full $15 price, IMO.
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Post by: JLee on April 21, 2016, 09:35:01 PM
I just messed around with Star Citizen for a bit.  It's buggy as hell, but I see the potential it has...I hope it's finished someday.
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Post by: coin on April 23, 2016, 03:51:27 AM
My friend spotted this the other day and I had to go see it for myself...
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Post by: libertarian4321 on April 23, 2016, 05:11:48 AM
We have a console, but I use a PC 90+% of the time.

I've been obsessing about "World of Tanks" lately.

I pretty much suck at it, but I like playing.
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Post by: vern on April 23, 2016, 03:47:40 PM
The Raid Mode on Resident Evil Revelations is damned addictive.
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Post by: Cyaphas on April 23, 2016, 11:22:17 PM
Endless Legends - It's like CIV 5 but better. I've easily put in over 100 hours. To give you an idea, I know I'm into the thousands for Civ 5.

Tried Warhammer Vermintide recently - not impressed.

Keep trying to pick up Skyrim (which is a genre I used to love) and can't seem to get into it. I think WoW has completely ruined me for having to level anything... EVER AGAIN.
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Post by: Cyaphas on April 24, 2016, 09:53:43 PM
Ooh, nifty. Looks like it's $30 on Steam so I'll bookmark it in case they mark it down for some future sale. I have the Civ5 expansion "Gods and Kings", I need to remember to bookmark whatever the expansion is for tourism too.

The Endless collections have had some pretty heavy discounts with steam sales. We picked our 3 copies up when they were 50% off. I wouldn't pay the current price. Also, the Civ 5 expansions and DLC's get a heavy discount when steam runs sales. We own and keep wanting "sid meier's civilization beyond earth" to get better but it just hasn't.
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Post by: Guses on April 25, 2016, 01:08:06 PM
Ooh, nifty. Looks like it's $30 on Steam so I'll bookmark it in case they mark it down for some future sale. I have the Civ5 expansion "Gods and Kings", I need to remember to bookmark whatever the expansion is for tourism too.

The Endless collections have had some pretty heavy discounts with steam sales. We picked our 3 copies up when they were 50% off. I wouldn't pay the current price. Also, the Civ 5 expansions and DLC's get a heavy discount when steam runs sales. We own and keep wanting "sid meier's civilization beyond earth" to get better but it just hasn't.

My favorite of the genre is Sid meier's Alpha Centauri. I just love the premise, the unit design, the unique factions and the mindworms!

If you love civ games and/or turn based strategy, I think this one is hard to beat. I think it aged fairly well too.

While typing this, I just remembered just how much fun I had playing the Warlords 3 game back on a Win 95 PC. Too bad you can't run this one without emulating a windows 95 machine :( . The campaign was really fun. Anyone else remember that game?
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Post by: basd on April 25, 2016, 02:02:51 PM
Keep trying to pick up Skyrim (which is a genre I used to love) and can't seem to get into it.
Talk about a game that's good value for money.. I played the hell out of it a couple of years ago. No more time for it now though with two small children. Ah well..

At least I get to reminisce during work by listening to Skyrim soundscapes, excellent way to cancel out the office noise.
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Post by: Curbside Prophet on April 26, 2016, 03:35:00 PM
Anyone play Dark Souls II or III?  Are they just as ridiculously hard as the original Dark Souls?

That was one game where I truly had moments where I want to throw the controller through the tv and yet when finally accomplishing something it was sooo satisfying.  I just don't know if I want to put myself through the pain again lol.
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Post by: JLee on April 26, 2016, 03:37:24 PM
I found one of these (http://obutto.com/gaming-cockpits/ozone-gaming-cockpit/) semi-locally for $275...($375 + $190 freight new). It's likely far from mustachian, but man am I tempted. Racing and flight/space sims are much better with appropriate controls and seating!

Too bad I didn't find it before I bought a desk and chair, because it'd have been about the same cost. :(
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Post by: FrugalKube on April 26, 2016, 09:56:02 PM
Anyone play Dark Souls II or III?  Are they just as ridiculously hard as the original Dark Souls?

That was one game where I truly had moments where I want to throw the controller through the tv and yet when finally accomplishing something it was sooo satisfying.  I just don't know if I want to put myself through the pain again lol.

I played 2 on PS3. I had never played any of the other games. I enjoyed it but I was so terrible at it. I did have those alright  moments with lots of "there goes 30 mins of my life..."

Anyone play the Fallout 4 DLC?
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Post by: josstache on April 27, 2016, 12:32:47 AM
I found one of these (http://obutto.com/gaming-cockpits/ozone-gaming-cockpit/) semi-locally for $275...($375 + $190 freight new). It's likely far from mustachian, but man am I tempted. Racing and flight/space sims are much better with appropriate controls and seating!

Too bad I didn't find it before I bought a desk and chair, because it'd have been about the same cost. :(

Something like this would be pretty awesome with the right VR game (although you obviously wouldn't need the monitors).
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Post by: Lagom on April 27, 2016, 01:43:07 PM
About 15 hours into Stardew Valley now and I think it's great for gamers with busy lives! Lots of fun, always something to do to feel like you're making progress, but not too "grindy" (except fishing can sometimes feel that way). Each "day" takes maybe 15-20 minutes to play, so it's perfect for short sessions. I could see this easily being a ~60 hour game just for one playthrough. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys the Harvest Moon genre and only $15 at full price.
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Post by: mmuhlenkamp on April 27, 2016, 02:47:29 PM
About 15 hours into Stardew Valley now and I think it's great for gamers with busy lives! Lots of fun, always something to do to feel like you're making progress, but not too "grindy" (except fishing can sometimes feel that way). Each "day" takes maybe 15-20 minutes to play, so it's perfect for short sessions. I could see this easily being a ~60 hour game just for one playthrough. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys the Harvest Moon genre and only $15 at full price.

I was just about to recommend this game, it's very relaxing and I'm starting to unlock some of the stories by befriending the towns people enough (basically giving them a bunch of gifts). It's nice to have a game that's just about exploring and not kiling/getting killed all the time (though those are fun too).

Also, it's one guy who designed the whole game! I find that pretty bad ass.
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Post by: JLee on April 28, 2016, 09:18:51 AM
I found one of these (http://obutto.com/gaming-cockpits/ozone-gaming-cockpit/) semi-locally for $275...($375 + $190 freight new). It's likely far from mustachian, but man am I tempted. Racing and flight/space sims are much better with appropriate controls and seating!

Too bad I didn't find it before I bought a desk and chair, because it'd have been about the same cost. :(

Something like this would be pretty awesome with the right VR game (although you obviously wouldn't need the monitors).

It really would be.  Hopefully VR will go down in price and up in popularity in the next couple of years.
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Post by: deadlymonkey on May 03, 2016, 07:49:57 AM
I'm playing Battlefleet Gothic: Armada.  Surprisingly good space combat with good depth and strategy.  Has done well above expectations so they are rolling out lots of updates and expansions.
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Post by: Jappe on May 04, 2016, 08:00:15 AM
Lately I've been playing mostly:
- Heroes of the Storm
- World of Warships (like World of tanks but then with ships)
- League of Legends (only with friends)
- Dungeon defender 2

On hold but will return: Lotro, heartstone. Also looking for a decent singleplayer to play, but might just reinstall something old and enjoyable.
And occasionally I browse the free games on steam, install one and try it out. Have had enjoyable hours on them. Sometimes it's uninstall after one hour as well.

My PC is from 2008, created a monster then, still runs a lot of games on low/medium. Only problem is that the 4870x2 does not support directx11 and lately most games require at least that.
Now waiting for the release of the new nvidea & amd cards in the coming months so the current cards drop in price to build an entire new rig.

No console save for sega master system 2 (8bit). Very enjoyable but really old ^^
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Post by: FrugalKube on May 04, 2016, 10:59:13 PM
Been Playing Divinity Original Sin on PS4. If you like Baldur's Gate/Dungeon Siege I recommend it
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Post by: BattlaP on May 05, 2016, 12:00:56 AM
Oh gosh I want a Vive.

My mustache muscles are telling me, however, that replacing my top-notch iMac with a new top-tier PC just so I can have the privilege of spending a further $1300 on the Vive is the pinnacle of absurdity.

I'll have to hold off on being an early adopter of this tech.

But if anyone swings the other way.. I totally wouldn't blame you. Just wow.
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Post by: Roboturner on May 12, 2016, 01:53:19 PM
My friend spotted this the other day and I had to go see it for myself...

lol love it
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Post by: Samsam on May 12, 2016, 02:51:30 PM
May have just started fallout 4.... a couple weeks before my wife is due...not a good idea.  I'm hooked now.  Oh please kid sleep well.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: EricNYC on May 13, 2016, 01:39:27 AM
Anyone play Dark Souls II or III?  Are they just as ridiculously hard as the original Dark Souls?

That was one game where I truly had moments where I want to throw the controller through the tv and yet when finally accomplishing something it was sooo satisfying.  I just don't know if I want to put myself through the pain again lol.

Oh, I love the Souls games. I've largely fallen out of gaming, but they bring back all the gaming enthusiasm I had when I was 10. I did all sorts of crazy challenges with them. No leveling up, no shield, magic only, punching only, miracles only...

II and III are both fun games, but I like the original best. II feels a lot more accessible in a good way, but there were some areas that just felt unfair-hard, rather than just super demanding hard like DS1. There would be a ton of enemies in one area, all totally unavoidable, and each of them is just like the random Hollow grunts in 1 who can tear a fully geared up character apart if you let your guard down. Still was a blast though. I got a good way through on my "punching only" character -- it was actually pretty viable. Made him look like Andrew W.K. too for laughs.

III is really cool so far, it seems like a "best of both worlds" thing, but my computer is a little too old to run it smoothly, and I would rather not shell out for system upgrades.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kaspian on May 13, 2016, 09:23:21 AM
Keep trying to pick up Skyrim (which is a genre I used to love) and can't seem to get into it.
Talk about a game that's good value for money.. I played the hell out of it a couple of years ago. No more time for it now though with two small children. Ah well..

At least I get to reminisce during work by listening to Skyrim soundscapes, excellent way to cancel out the office noise.

I tried to get into Skyrim again too--I was totally in the zone playing that the year after it first came out.  But it's the insanely lengthy load screens I have a hard time with now.  It sort of screws up the fantasy.  Like you go into jarl's and you have to wait a long time for it to load, once in there you realize you hit up the wrong house, then you have to exit and wait another long time to get out.  But there are so many locations in that game where I'd pause, look at the surroundings and background and just think, "Oh, my God--this is beautiful!  These programmers are geniuses."
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kaspian on May 13, 2016, 09:31:31 AM
Hopefully this hasn't been already discussed in this thread, but does anybody have one of these things?

http://www.amazon.com/Atari-Flashback-Classic-Game-Console-2600/dp/B0111WVWHA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463153372&sr=8-1&keywords=Atari+Flashback+6 (http://www.amazon.com/Atari-Flashback-Classic-Game-Console-2600/dp/B0111WVWHA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463153372&sr=8-1&keywords=Atari+Flashback+6)

They look like they'd be a lot of fun for when friends come over.  The US price is decent, but in Canada they're about $75.  :/
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on May 13, 2016, 09:33:21 AM
Anyone know of any good deals happening for the PS4? I've been thinking of getting one so I can game with my friends who I won't be around anymore. Also, Uncharted 4 just dropped and I was a big fan of Uncharted 3. Anyone get that yet?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on May 13, 2016, 10:11:23 AM
Hopefully this hasn't been already discussed in this thread, but does anybody have one of these things?

http://www.amazon.com/Atari-Flashback-Classic-Game-Console-2600/dp/B0111WVWHA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463153372&sr=8-1&keywords=Atari+Flashback+6 (http://www.amazon.com/Atari-Flashback-Classic-Game-Console-2600/dp/B0111WVWHA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463153372&sr=8-1&keywords=Atari+Flashback+6)

They look like they'd be a lot of fun for when friends come over.  The US price is decent, but in Canada they're about $75.  :/

I have an Atari Flashback. I forget which version, probably 2 since mine has wired controllers and includes Pitfall! and River Raid (which as far as I can tell from Wikipedia were removed in 2+ and haven't been added back since). It feels cheap and overall was a pretty big letdown.

My biggest complaints are lack of games and the controllers. The lack of games (40 on my version) looks to have been improved with the newer version (100 games). But if there is no River Raid I'm not interested. Based on the review comments it doesn't sound like the controllers have improved. With mine the feel is terrible and they are very sensitive. Because the controls are actually digital (on/off) and not analog the joystick only makes it harder to make your desired inputs. The form factor is also hard to hold. In the game River Raid you have to navigate tight corridors where if you touch the sides you die. You often need to slow down in these sections due to timing to slip by enemies or just for more control. In order to slow down you have to pull back (down) on the joystick. It is incredibly hard to pull exactly back and not accidentally move left or right at the same time because of the controller sensitivity. This makes the game essentially unplayable.

My family owned an Atari 7800 (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Atari-7800-Console-Set.png#/media/File:Atari-7800-Console-Set.png) when I was growing up. Part of the reason I was so disappointed with the game selection in the Flashback 2 was it only included 2600 games so a lot of my childhood was missing (and most the 2600 games were pretty underwhelming). The controller for the 7800 was awesome (or at least that's how I remember it). It's designed well where you can hold the base and reach the buttons easily with one hand while controlling the joystick with the other.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kaspian on May 13, 2016, 10:15:33 AM
Bah, how annoying is that?!  There should at least be a controller sensitivity option somewhere in the system settings.  :(

Yeah, the controllers for those games weren't as sensitive as modern ones but you had to be WAY more precise with the actual games.

It looks like they're making a nostalgia console for the masses but not properly aiming it at the people who would enjoy it (and used the old one) the most--the gamers!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on May 13, 2016, 11:34:06 AM
Anyone know of any good deals happening for the PS4? I've been thinking of getting one so I can game with my friends who I won't be around anymore. Also, Uncharted 4 just dropped and I was a big fan of Uncharted 3. Anyone get that yet?

Sign up for the AMEX SPG card, get the bonus points, convert them to Amazon gift cards. Not the most efficient use of points but..
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SouthernTransplant on May 13, 2016, 11:41:56 AM
Anyone know of any good deals happening for the PS4? I've been thinking of getting one so I can game with my friends who I won't be around anymore. Also, Uncharted 4 just dropped and I was a big fan of Uncharted 3. Anyone get that yet?

Craigslist is your best bet for cheap, but if you want new, eBay's deal of the day today has the PS4 + Uncharted Collection + Uncharted 4 for $350, with free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PlayStation-4-Uncharted-Nathan-Drake-500GB-Bundle-Uncharted-4-A-Thiefs-End-/381624331180?customid=d4558820193111e6943e42e93818725f0INT&pub=5574652453&campid=5335869999&afepn=5335869999&icep_id=117&ipn=icep&hash=item58da952bac%3Ag%3AG4oAAOSwRH5XK9So&afepn=5335869999&rmvSB=true (http://www.ebay.com/itm/PlayStation-4-Uncharted-Nathan-Drake-500GB-Bundle-Uncharted-4-A-Thiefs-End-/381624331180?customid=d4558820193111e6943e42e93818725f0INT&pub=5574652453&campid=5335869999&afepn=5335869999&icep_id=117&ipn=icep&hash=item58da952bac%3Ag%3AG4oAAOSwRH5XK9So&afepn=5335869999&rmvSB=true)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on May 13, 2016, 10:38:01 PM
Been playing some Uncharted 4. Its amazing
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: coin on May 14, 2016, 09:29:53 AM
Beat FFVI the other night with my partner.  I usually don't finish most video games, I give up or get too embroiled in the sidequests to concern myself with the details.  My partner insisted I finish, though.  It was pretty good, I can see why it's his favourite.

Been playing some Uncharted 4. Its amazing

I can't wait to play it... on my brother's PS4.  I've played the previous three, though I usually give up before finishing the storyline.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on May 14, 2016, 11:46:56 AM
Anyone know of any good deals happening for the PS4? I've been thinking of getting one so I can game with my friends who I won't be around anymore. Also, Uncharted 4 just dropped and I was a big fan of Uncharted 3. Anyone get that yet?

Craigslist is your best bet for cheap, but if you want new, eBay's deal of the day today has the PS4 + Uncharted Collection + Uncharted 4 for $350, with free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PlayStation-4-Uncharted-Nathan-Drake-500GB-Bundle-Uncharted-4-A-Thiefs-End-/381624331180?customid=d4558820193111e6943e42e93818725f0INT&pub=5574652453&campid=5335869999&afepn=5335869999&icep_id=117&ipn=icep&hash=item58da952bac%3Ag%3AG4oAAOSwRH5XK9So&afepn=5335869999&rmvSB=true (http://www.ebay.com/itm/PlayStation-4-Uncharted-Nathan-Drake-500GB-Bundle-Uncharted-4-A-Thiefs-End-/381624331180?customid=d4558820193111e6943e42e93818725f0INT&pub=5574652453&campid=5335869999&afepn=5335869999&icep_id=117&ipn=icep&hash=item58da952bac%3Ag%3AG4oAAOSwRH5XK9So&afepn=5335869999&rmvSB=true)

Thanks! I took this offer.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SaskyStache on May 21, 2016, 07:31:06 AM
Been periodically playing The Long Dark. It's been fun watching it change and add new content.

Also, kind of looking forward to No Man's Sky. I'm a fan of these exploration type games and this one seems pretty immense/ambitious http://www.no-mans-sky.com/ (http://www.no-mans-sky.com/). Anyone else planning to get this when it comes out?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: CintranGhola on May 21, 2016, 12:01:24 PM
Been playing a loooot of Civ V, along with Hearthstone.  I have a huge backlog in my Steam library but with the weather so nice it's been hard to get motivated to start a new game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on May 21, 2016, 01:43:06 PM
Been playing a loooot of Civ V, along with Hearthstone.  I have a huge backlog in my Steam library but with the weather so nice it's been hard to get motivated to start a new game.

Heh, starting isn't my problem, finishing is.

Started Banner Saga II... Brutal. My strategy abilities are meager. I'm only about an hour in.

I out part way in to Final Fantasy Tactics A2. It's OK but quite slow.

Mostly playing FF Record Keeper.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: clarkevii on May 22, 2016, 05:41:40 PM
I see a lot of Civ V fans here. That is one of my favorites.

Y'all might like Tropico 5. It's like a city / nation builder. Not up to Civ level but pretty good.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: CintranGhola on May 22, 2016, 06:26:22 PM
Tropico 5. It's like a city / nation builder. Not up to Civ level but pretty good.

I've seen this for pretty cheap during Steam sales so I'll pick it up during the next sale.  It'll be a good to have another similar game while I wait for Civ VI :D
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roland of Gilead on May 22, 2016, 06:57:04 PM
I fired up World of Warcraft again after a 5 year hiatus.  Leveled a druid tank from 1 to 100, got the legendary ring quest done, and made enough gold that I bought 4 months of game time tokens in game.   A bit bored with it now but will play the expansion August 30.

Still looking for that perfect large scale sandbox MMP....a minecraft world with good graphics, dungeons, and pvp.  Maybe one day...
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on May 22, 2016, 07:46:30 PM
I fired up World of Warcraft again after a 5 year hiatus.  Leveled a druid tank from 1 to 100, got the legendary ring quest done, and made enough gold that I bought 4 months of game time tokens in game.   A bit bored with it now but will play the expansion August 30.

Still looking for that perfect large scale sandbox MMP....a minecraft world with good graphics, dungeons, and pvp.  Maybe one day...

Ha, good old WoW. When they changed the talent system it killed the game for me. I usually try the free week when an expansion comes out, but I thought MoP was really really bad. Oh well.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: OneCoolCat on May 22, 2016, 09:50:15 PM
Beat FFVI the other night with my partner.  I usually don't finish most video games, I give up or get too embroiled in the sidequests to concern myself with the details.  My partner insisted I finish, though.  It was pretty good, I can see why it's his favourite.

Been playing some Uncharted 4. Its amazing

I can't wait to play it... on my brother's PS4.  I've played the previous three, though I usually give up before finishing the storyline.

This is what I've just started.  Did you play the Playstation version of the SNES FF3 version?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: PAstash on May 22, 2016, 10:03:00 PM
hey dude! yea I've played FO4 along with the rest of them I've been a gamer for nearly 25 years. If you can think of a game I've most likely played it. Right now I have been going back and forth with paying for Dark Souls 3. I just can't justify the cost even tho I make enough to cover it when i'll be able to buy it +xpacs in a year in a half for half the price =) Mustachian problems you know?

Other then that I am in rapt anticipation for "No Mans Sky". I am a very strict PC gamer these days. With modding communities you just get so much back for your buck. since I discovered MMM I've been what I call a "Year late gamer" it's where I took one year off of video games focused on saving money working ect... Then when my year was up I picked up all the games that I wanted to play the previous year at a fraction of the price. Every 3-5 years I will do this again. It can save you tons.

Let me know what ya think....
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: coin on May 22, 2016, 10:36:19 PM
Beat FFVI the other night with my partner.  I usually don't finish most video games, I give up or get too embroiled in the sidequests to concern myself with the details.  My partner insisted I finish, though.  It was pretty good, I can see why it's his favourite.

Been playing some Uncharted 4. Its amazing

I can't wait to play it... on my brother's PS4.  I've played the previous three, though I usually give up before finishing the storyline.

This is what I've just started.  Did you play the Playstation version of the SNES FF3 version?

I played the PlayStation Classic version on PS3. As far as impulse buys go, it was a pretty good one!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on May 23, 2016, 10:19:42 PM
Is anyone getting Overwatch? Looks interesting to me.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: l2jperry on May 24, 2016, 05:14:55 AM
Only PC...

1. Age of Empires (almost always this lately.) I play on Steam multiplayer with my brother as a partner.
2. Civil War Generals 2
3. Civ 5
4. Total War Franchise
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jappe on May 24, 2016, 07:09:53 AM
...since I discovered MMM I've been what I call a "Year late gamer" it's where I took one year off of video games focused on saving money working ect... Then when my year was up I picked up all the games that I wanted to play the previous year at a fraction of the price. Every 3-5 years I will do this again. It can save you tons.

Let me know what ya think....

That reminded me of this: https://xkcd.com/606/ :-D
It's not a bad idea though, usually waiting for an initial hype to be over can save you a lot of money. Just have to make sure if you pick it up later, you don't arrive on empty servers or with such skilled players who have been playing for over a year that you are so much behind it ruins the gaming experience.

Is anyone getting Overwatch? Looks interesting to me.

I played the beta, and while it's a lot of fun, it has a very Team fortress 2 feel to it. With the cart pushing, some champs feel very similar as well. Overwatch is a bit bigger though as you have more heroes all with their unique skillset, while this is a lot more basic in TF2. Personally I found 40€ just too much to pick it up.
If it's ever on sale I might, but blizzard isn't quick on devaluing games. Till then I might play a couple of TF2 rounds again :-)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: PAstash on May 24, 2016, 09:11:58 PM
My friend spotted this the other day and I had to go see it for myself...


OMG THIS RIGHT HERE THIS!!!!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: PAstash on May 24, 2016, 09:19:34 PM
Your quote....

Who is Voltaerie? that quote is a very accurate description of my day to day life.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: PAstash on May 24, 2016, 09:24:00 PM
I find the newer Bethesda games to be extremely repetitive. Especially Skyrim and Fallout 4. Oblivion a bit less so. Morrowind was and is, IMO, the best Bethesda game by a long shot (except for the now dated graphics).

All of the quests in Skyrim and Fallout 4 can be summarized as such:

Kill
Loot
Return

This is a great tragedy! They spend so much time working on the graphics and the world that they sorta went "meh" and just did generic (radiant) quests and passable storylines. Can't wait for the Morro'Bliv'rim mod/remake!


Talking about the steam sale, I recently picked up Dark Souls 2 ... for the PC. Wow, I have yet to find a game with worse controls. It was so bad, I actually requested a refund after 40 minutes of painful key rebinding...

I also picked up Empire at War (star wars 4x type game) for 5$ and highly recommend it. The vanilla game is "meh" but the mods are where the fun is at!

Also, working my way through Fallout 4, but I am starting to get bored of the repetitititittitititititiveness. I want to plow through for the story but I am finding less and less time to play it. Plus, Garvey keeps sending me on these long treks to save settlers from raiders or ghouls....

On the odd day that I want to play a Moba, I play Heroes of the Storm from Blizzard. It's pretty fun.

get a xbox controller for DS2 it makes it 1000% better.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on May 25, 2016, 07:36:44 AM
Is anyone getting Overwatch? Looks interesting to me.

I played the beta, and while it's a lot of fun, it has a very Team fortress 2 feel to it. With the cart pushing, some champs feel very similar as well. Overwatch is a bit bigger though as you have more heroes all with their unique skillset, while this is a lot more basic in TF2. Personally I found 40€ just too much to pick it up.
If it's ever on sale I might, but blizzard isn't quick on devaluing games. Till then I might play a couple of TF2 rounds again :-)
I bit the bullet and paid full price for it just yesterday.  I played the beta for a short time and it was pretty fun, but I was playing with a full team of IRL friends last night and had a blast.  I looked down at the clock and suddenly noticed that it was an hour past when I like to go to bed, so it can be a little dangerous in that regard.  I haven't put enough time in to say whether or not it was really worth full price yet, but if/when it goes on sale I'd certainly recommend it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Philociraptor on May 25, 2016, 09:09:42 AM
Is anyone getting Overwatch? Looks interesting to me.

I played the beta, and while it's a lot of fun, it has a very Team fortress 2 feel to it. With the cart pushing, some champs feel very similar as well. Overwatch is a bit bigger though as you have more heroes all with their unique skillset, while this is a lot more basic in TF2. Personally I found 40€ just too much to pick it up.
If it's ever on sale I might, but blizzard isn't quick on devaluing games. Till then I might play a couple of TF2 rounds again :-)
I bit the bullet and paid full price for it just yesterday.  I played the beta for a short time and it was pretty fun, but I was playing with a full team of IRL friends last night and had a blast.  I looked down at the clock and suddenly noticed that it was an hour past when I like to go to bed, so it can be a little dangerous in that regard.  I haven't put enough time in to say whether or not it was really worth full price yet, but if/when it goes on sale I'd certainly recommend it.

I really want to get it! Played a bit of the beta with my big brother and had a blast. But unfortunately, work + Crossfit + marriage = I can only play when I get the occasional hour on Saturday or Sunday when I wake up earlier than my wife. And that means I miss waking her up. Video games were a huge part of my life up until we moved in together. Since then it's just a rare hobby =(
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on May 25, 2016, 09:45:28 AM
Played Overwatch yesterday for the first time and it was super fun. Will probably be picking up a copy.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SouthernTransplant on May 25, 2016, 11:18:07 AM
Played Overwatch yesterday for the first time and it was super fun. Will probably be picking up a copy.

I also picked up Overwatch, and have really enjoyed it so far!  I'm not even a big fan of shooters, but Blizzard just has a knack for taking a genre and making it super approachable.  Amazon had Overwatch at $48 for Prime members, but I believe they opened that price up to others as well recently.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on May 25, 2016, 02:57:43 PM
About 15 hours into Stardew Valley now and I think it's great for gamers with busy lives! Lots of fun, always something to do to feel like you're making progress, but not too "grindy" (except fishing can sometimes feel that way). Each "day" takes maybe 15-20 minutes to play, so it's perfect for short sessions. I could see this easily being a ~60 hour game just for one playthrough. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys the Harvest Moon genre and only $15 at full price.

I was just about to recommend this game, it's very relaxing and I'm starting to unlock some of the stories by befriending the towns people enough (basically giving them a bunch of gifts). It's nice to have a game that's just about exploring and not kiling/getting killed all the time (though those are fun too).

Also, it's one guy who designed the whole game! I find that pretty bad ass.

This game kills me. When I first got it, I think I spent 70+ hours on it in a little over a week. To be fair, I have a tendency to leave it open for a while and walk away (since you can only save at the end of the day), and I was home sick for a day or two and couldn't do much more than crawl over to my desk chair and sit there like a lump. Then I just stopped. I picked it back up the other day and had a hard time getting back into it.

My friend is obsessed with Banner Saga. I really want to try it but I'm waiting for it to go on sale.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on May 25, 2016, 03:01:18 PM
Just bought Fallout 4 from Newegg for $25 plus free 2-day shipping with ShopRunner (free if you have an AMEX card).  I got the PS4 version but I think PC & Xbox are also the same price.  Promo code is EMCEJGF32

I can't remember the last time I paid full price for a game.  I try to stay around $30ish per game give or take $5.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on May 26, 2016, 09:33:30 AM
I can only play when I get the occasional hour on Saturday or Sunday when I wake up earlier than my wife. And that means I miss waking her up. Video games were a huge part of my life up until we moved in together. Since then it's just a rare hobby =(

Same here :/
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Philociraptor on May 26, 2016, 09:34:47 AM
I can only play when I get the occasional hour on Saturday or Sunday when I wake up earlier than my wife. And that means I miss waking her up. Video games were a huge part of my life up until we moved in together. Since then it's just a rare hobby =(

Same here :/

Condolence fist bump?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on May 26, 2016, 09:42:44 AM
Condolence fist bump?

(https://whatimg.com/i/GpdNaE.gif)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Yankuba on May 26, 2016, 02:23:29 PM
If you're a Baldur's Gate fan, check out Pillars of Eternity that came out recently. It's pretty much the same thing with better graphics, a great story line, and good mechanics. I loved it.

+1

It was pretty good but magic was better in Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on May 27, 2016, 08:13:23 AM
If you're a Baldur's Gate fan, check out Pillars of Eternity that came out recently. It's pretty much the same thing with better graphics, a great story line, and good mechanics. I loved it.

+1

It was pretty good but magic was better in Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale

I got a certain way into it. Liked it. Then got distracted/in to something else. Same with... Divinity Original Sin.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on May 28, 2016, 10:11:52 AM
About 15 hours into Stardew Valley now and I think it's great for gamers with busy lives! Lots of fun, always something to do to feel like you're making progress, but not too "grindy" (except fishing can sometimes feel that way). Each "day" takes maybe 15-20 minutes to play, so it's perfect for short sessions. I could see this easily being a ~60 hour game just for one playthrough. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys the Harvest Moon genre and only $15 at full price.

I was just about to recommend this game, it's very relaxing and I'm starting to unlock some of the stories by befriending the towns people enough (basically giving them a bunch of gifts). It's nice to have a game that's just about exploring and not kiling/getting killed all the time (though those are fun too).

Also, it's one guy who designed the whole game! I find that pretty bad ass.

This game kills me. When I first got it, I think I spent 70+ hours on it in a little over a week. To be fair, I have a tendency to leave it open for a while and walk away (since you can only save at the end of the day), and I was home sick for a day or two and couldn't do much more than crawl over to my desk chair and sit there like a lump. Then I just stopped. I picked it back up the other day and had a hard time getting back into it.

My friend is obsessed with Banner Saga. I really want to try it but I'm waiting for it to go on sale.

I ultimately had a similar experience. Spent a good 45 hours on it (and genuinely enjoyed them all), but then just stopped. Still, at $0.33/hour of relaxing entertainment, I would say the investment was worth it!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on May 28, 2016, 02:18:00 PM
Got FF IX on Steam. Bloody Sealion got me, did continue.... And then found I'd missed a mognet letter.

UGH.

This is why I hate this game. Playing the PSP release I missed one Stiltzkin package.

Still. Speed boost is nice... I'll do some grinding later on, and I can flick it off and on in battle to speed stuff up.

I get that the characters are good. But the actual game is annoying. We'll see how far I get this time.

Looking forward to the VII remake, though it'll mean buying a ps4. Not sure if I should get XV.
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Post by: JLee on May 31, 2016, 08:50:17 AM
I bought Doom the other day.  $37.99 on CDKeys after 5% coupon.

omg.

It feels like the 90's again, in such a good way. I haven't played such a familiar old-school shooter in years!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Spitfire on May 31, 2016, 10:31:35 AM
I play Dark Age of Camelot on a free server. I played Starcraft II for a while a couple years back but wasn't skilled enough to keep it fun lol.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Yaeger on May 31, 2016, 02:21:41 PM
I started playing Total War: Warhammer. I used to the play Warhammer 40k/Fantasy as a kid on tabletop, so it feels like I'm back in the 90's again without the pain of having to paint 100's of miniatures. Plus, it's my first Total War game so the learning curve is somewhat steep, but it's been a blast so far.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Felicity on May 31, 2016, 02:29:45 PM
We started playing Chrono Trigger on an emulator this weekend. Having a lot of fun with it so far. :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roland of Gilead on May 31, 2016, 04:56:21 PM
I play Dark Age of Camelot on a free server. I played Starcraft II for a while a couple years back but wasn't skilled enough to keep it fun lol.

DAOC is still around?  I played a smite cleric then a bonedancer on that back when it was just out...must have been 14 years ago now?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on May 31, 2016, 05:12:33 PM
I started playing Total War: Warhammer. I used to the play Warhammer 40k/Fantasy as a kid on tabletop, so it feels like I'm back in the 90's again without the pain of having to paint 100's of miniatures. Plus, it's my first Total War game so the learning curve is somewhat steep, but it's been a blast so far.

Was seriously thinking about picking this one up. I've never played a Total War or Warhammer game, but the idea of a fantasy themed epic strategy game where I can watch waves of dwarfs and orcs crash into each other sounds pretty sweet. I'll probably try to wait for a good sale, though, as I could see myself giving up if the learning curve is too steep. I don't seem to have the patience I used to when it comes to learning complicated games.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on June 01, 2016, 05:55:12 PM
I ended up buying Overwatch and it's super fun. Would recommend, especially if you have friends that play.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on June 01, 2016, 10:22:33 PM
Enjoying Doom, trying to finish the Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC then its on to Witcher 3 DLC. After that, I've got nothing new on my plate for a few months.

Might fire up Baldur's Gate EE or go back to Divinity Original Sin
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: BattlaP on June 02, 2016, 02:03:52 AM
Enjoying Doom, trying to finish the Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC then its on to Witcher 3 DLC. After that, I've got nothing new on my plate for a few months.

Might fire up Baldur's Gate EE or go back to Divinity Original Sin

As much as I want Doom.. I just can't pay the AAA prices on first release.
I've been playing Brutal Doom, a mod for Doom 2 which is just breathtakingly extensive. Absolutely amazing what the guy has been able to do with such an ancient engine. It's so damn good, it's scratching the exact itch that the new game was promising. I'll wait for a steam sale down the line to pick up the new one.

Did you play Pillars of Eternity? I haven't got around to knocking off it's two DLCs but I loved the main game. I tried to go back to Baldur's Gate but it's just too oldschool for me now (yes, my last paragraph was about doom 2), Pillars is a great reinvention.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on June 02, 2016, 04:11:41 AM
Enjoying Doom, trying to finish the Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC then its on to Witcher 3 DLC. After that, I've got nothing new on my plate for a few months.

Might fire up Baldur's Gate EE or go back to Divinity Original Sin

As much as I want Doom.. I just can't pay the AAA prices on first release.
I've been playing Brutal Doom, a mod for Doom 2 which is just breathtakingly extensive. Absolutely amazing what the guy has been able to do with such an ancient engine. It's so damn good, it's scratching the exact itch that the new game was promising. I'll wait for a steam sale down the line to pick up the new one.

Did you play Pillars of Eternity? I haven't got around to knocking off it's two DLCs but I loved the main game. I tried to go back to Baldur's Gate but it's just too oldschool for me now (yes, my last paragraph was about doom 2), Pillars is a great reinvention.

If it helps at all, cdkeys has Doom for $39.99 and you can find a 5% Facebook-related coupon, bringing you to $37.99. I very rarely buy games this close to release, but I have no regrets.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Spitfire on June 02, 2016, 08:29:32 AM
DAOC is still around?  I played a smite cleric then a bonedancer on that back when it was just out...must have been 14 years ago now?

Yeah lol, I play on a classic server so the target patch/content is old. I actually never played the real DAOC when it was out. Skald is my main. https://uthgard.org/

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: coin on June 03, 2016, 04:28:59 AM
I am now unemployed, so when I'm not sending out CV's and worrying about finding new work, I'm playing Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria on PS2.  My fiancé tried to play it a few weeks ago and ragequit - he found the game mechanics unfair and far too difficult.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on June 06, 2016, 09:18:51 PM
Enjoying Doom, trying to finish the Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC then its on to Witcher 3 DLC. After that, I've got nothing new on my plate for a few months.

Might fire up Baldur's Gate EE or go back to Divinity Original Sin

As much as I want Doom.. I just can't pay the AAA prices on first release.
I've been playing Brutal Doom, a mod for Doom 2 which is just breathtakingly extensive. Absolutely amazing what the guy has been able to do with such an ancient engine. It's so damn good, it's scratching the exact itch that the new game was promising. I'll wait for a steam sale down the line to pick up the new one.

Did you play Pillars of Eternity? I haven't got around to knocking off it's two DLCs but I loved the main game. I tried to go back to Baldur's Gate but it's just too oldschool for me now (yes, my last paragraph was about doom 2), Pillars is a great reinvention.

I have not tried Pillars but I'll keep an eye on the price
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on June 13, 2016, 12:45:06 PM
A friend let me borrow an xbox 360 and it has renewed my interest in games. Been playing bioshock 2, fallout 3, and GTA5. The 360 is old and has some problems and I'm thinking of jumping off the deep end and getting a PS4. Not sure if I want to go down the rabbit hole, this would be an easier decision if it were winter. Should I pull the trigger?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: BFGirl on June 13, 2016, 01:22:30 PM
I prefer handheld console games, but have regular consoles as well.  My go to's are Pokemon and Animal Crossing.  I like the Nintendo and Playstation platforms.

One of the reasons I want to FIRE is so I can play video games.  I'd like to play through the Persona series, Final Fantasy series, Kingdom Hearts series, Atelier series, Skyrim and many others.  I am hoarding many video games to play when I finally have more free time.
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Post by: Frugal D on June 13, 2016, 01:32:39 PM
Been pretty obsessed with Rocket League on Xbox One over the last couple of months.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on June 13, 2016, 02:08:19 PM
Well.. I preordered Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and No Man's Sky, all for PS4.

I don't own a PS4.

Thankfully I have some Amazon credit to pay for a PS4, which I'm hoping will get cheaper this week due to E3 or something.
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Post by: zoltani on June 13, 2016, 02:11:47 PM
Oh, so it is possible that the PS4 will get cheaper after the E3 expo?

I've been looking at craigslist for used ones so far.
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Post by: Psychstache on June 13, 2016, 02:16:46 PM
Just started the 3 month trial of geforce now on my nvidia shield tablet and have fallen in love with Batman Arkham Origins.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

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Post by: chesebert on June 13, 2016, 02:21:49 PM
All this talk about PS4/PS4+...I am just getting around to get a used PS3...I don't even know how many years behind I am... I still have a number of PS2 games that I bought but never had the time to play. The funny things is I still want to replay some PS1 games. At this pace, I will be buying PS4+ when they announce PS6...
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Post by: daverobev on June 13, 2016, 02:40:40 PM
Oh, so it is possible that the PS4 will get cheaper after the E3 expo?

I've been looking at craigslist for used ones so far.

Yeah it's expected there will be a price cut I think.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on June 14, 2016, 08:48:42 AM
Oh, so it is possible that the PS4 will get cheaper after the E3 expo?

I've been looking at craigslist for used ones so far.

Keep an eye out for online deals. I got the Ebay deal of the day Uncharted bundle for $350 (free shipping, no tax) that came with the console, Nathan Drake Collection, and Uncharted 4. You could sell the two games it came with for $85. This makes the actual PS4 $265. I think that's a good number.
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Post by: JLee on June 14, 2016, 09:02:53 AM
+1 to deal hunting.  I picked my PS4 up last November (a few weeks before Black Friday) for ~$240 + tax at Target (including the Uncharted collection).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on June 14, 2016, 09:48:44 AM
I just read an article about E3 and how Sony is all about games while Microsoft is more about hardware. As such, people were more excited about Sony. Then I watched a video showing some of Sony's presentation. Good god are those graphics sharp! The games look really nice, them bringing back some franchises as well as starting a new one or two. Plus their VR they plan on releasing.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on June 14, 2016, 09:58:55 AM
I just read an article about E3 and how Sony is all about games while Microsoft is more about hardware. As such, people were more excited about Sony. Then I watched a video showing some of Sony's presentation. Good god are those graphics sharp! The games look really nice, them bringing back some franchises as well as starting a new one or two. Plus their VR they plan on releasing.

Maybe Microsoft has realized that they were destroyed on the hardware front last time, and now they want to make up for it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on June 14, 2016, 02:23:11 PM
I just read an article about E3 and how Sony is all about games while Microsoft is more about hardware. As such, people were more excited about Sony. Then I watched a video showing some of Sony's presentation. Good god are those graphics sharp! The games look really nice, them bringing back some franchises as well as starting a new one or two. Plus their VR they plan on releasing.

Maybe Microsoft has realized that they were destroyed on the hardware front last time, and now they want to make up for it.

Funny thing is that the article also said it was the same last year, and Sony continued with the "game" focus. I didn't read any articles about it last year so I can't be sure. Although, I think I remember Microsoft making a big deal about their HoloLens last year.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Hall11235 on June 15, 2016, 01:29:48 PM
I started playing Total War: Warhammer. I used to the play Warhammer 40k/Fantasy as a kid on tabletop, so it feels like I'm back in the 90's again without the pain of having to paint 100's of miniatures. Plus, it's my first Total War game so the learning curve is somewhat steep, but it's been a blast so far.
I am madly in love with this game. I am the opposite of you: never played Warhammer, but love the TW series. Literally can't stop playing.
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Post by: zoltani on June 15, 2016, 02:25:42 PM
Woah, saw the spiderman trailer that came out of E3, what amazing graphics! It looks pretty fun too.
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Post by: MoneyCat on June 15, 2016, 07:34:40 PM
I own about 30 original XBox games that I purchased back in 2005-2007 in my pre-Mustachian days. A lot of them are multiplayer and I never got around to playing a bunch of them. I just learned that some fans have basically made their own version of XBox Live to play these old games, since Microsoft ended XBox Live service for this console about six years ago. Over the summer, I'm going to figure out the tech to hook this old beast up and relive the glory days when I was in my 20s and wasted my money on stupid crap instead of paying the electric bill. :-P
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Yaeger on June 15, 2016, 11:18:11 PM
I started playing Total War: Warhammer. I used to the play Warhammer 40k/Fantasy as a kid on tabletop, so it feels like I'm back in the 90's again without the pain of having to paint 100's of miniatures. Plus, it's my first Total War game so the learning curve is somewhat steep, but it's been a blast so far.
I am madly in love with this game. I am the opposite of you: never played Warhammer, but love the TW series. Literally can't stop playing.

I bought and installed a new Nvidia GTX 1080 for this game after I bought it. It looks amazing on full detail, so much fun.
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Post by: FrugalKube on June 19, 2016, 08:57:29 PM
Been playing Witcher 3: Blood and Wine. I can only imagine what that game looks like on PC
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Post by: Dmoneyzzz on June 19, 2016, 09:26:28 PM
Howdy everyone, it's neat to see a bunch of gamers who also care about their financial security!

I've been playing Type Racer lately :)

I think it's pretty exciting, I also play Age of Empires 3 on the PC from time to time.  This is great thread, thanks.
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Post by: JLee on June 20, 2016, 06:36:16 AM
The old-school Star Wars space sims are 50% off at GOG (the whole series is $20) - https://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_tie_fighter_special_edition

I had forgotten how awesome TIE Fighter was.
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Post by: Guses on June 20, 2016, 08:43:49 AM
I started playing Total War: Warhammer. I used to the play Warhammer 40k/Fantasy as a kid on tabletop, so it feels like I'm back in the 90's again without the pain of having to paint 100's of miniatures. Plus, it's my first Total War game so the learning curve is somewhat steep, but it's been a blast so far.
I am madly in love with this game. I am the opposite of you: never played Warhammer, but love the TW series. Literally can't stop playing.

I bought and installed a new Nvidia GTX 1080 for this game after I bought it. It looks amazing on full detail, so much fun.

For 500-700$ USD, as sure as hell hope it looks nice!!!! :)

Myself, I would probably snag a RX470-480 later in the year if they live to their hype.
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Post by: grantmeaname on June 20, 2016, 10:19:03 AM
What settings do you guys game at? I just bought a GTX 960 and it's enough to run everything I own quite nicely at 1920x1080 at maximum settings. Are there really that many mustachians with 4k or 2560p displays?

I can't believe how cheap good-enough performance has gotten!

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Post by: JLee on June 20, 2016, 12:00:07 PM
What settings do you guys game at? I just bought a GTX 960 and it's enough to run everything I own quite nicely at 1920x1080 at maximum settings. Are there really that many mustachians with 4k or 2560p displays?

I can't believe how cheap good-enough performance has gotten!

Sent from my HTC One M9 using Tapatalk

4k if I can (usually older titles), otherwise 1080 max'd out. 3570k / GTX 970.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on June 20, 2016, 02:38:57 PM
Just finished Borderlands Pre Sequel, which I enjoyed very much. I run a two year old GTX 770 and it runs any game I throw at it just fine on max settings @ 1920x1080.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: irishbear99 on June 23, 2016, 10:53:06 AM
I love MMOs where I can decorate. Right now I'm playing Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) pretty much exclusively. I'm currently working on decorating my 3rd player house. My husband likes to joke that i only complete missions so I have money to decorate. Hey, gotta keep myself in the style to which I've become accustomed. :) (Oh, and it curbs my urge to spend more money on decorating IRL.)
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Post by: Jappe on June 27, 2016, 07:35:23 AM
Steam summer sales :-) I bought rome 2 total war yesterday, along with greek cities dlc. (15€) Goodbyeeee evenings and weekends!
Been lurking at a couple of other games, but eventually decided it was not worth it ^^
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Post by: SaskyStache on June 27, 2016, 09:22:10 AM
Steam summer sale strikes again. Picked up Civ: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide expansion and I'm just testing it out now.

I'm a huge Civ 5 fan and was a bit disappointed with Beyond Earth on release.  I know the expansions added some depth to Civ 5 so hopefully this helps BE.

I love MMOs where I can decorate. Right now I'm playing Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) pretty much exclusively. I'm currently working on decorating my 3rd player house. My husband likes to joke that i only complete missions so I have money to decorate. Hey, gotta keep myself in the style to which I've become accustomed. :) (Oh, and it curbs my urge to spend more money on decorating IRL.)

I get this. I got an odd calming satisfaction from collecting materials in Skyrim to build a house with the Hearthfire addition.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cyaphas on June 27, 2016, 05:25:58 PM
Steam summer sale strikes again. Picked up Civ: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide expansion and I'm just testing it out now.

I'm a huge Civ 5 fan and was a bit disappointed with Beyond Earth on release.  I know the expansions added some depth to Civ 5 so hopefully this helps BE.


This perfectly describes how a good friend of mine and I felt with BE. Please keep us posted on how you feel about the expansion. We've been playing a lot of Endless Legends lately instead of CIV 5. We dropped BE almost a week after release. We were really disappointed with it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: BattlaP on June 28, 2016, 04:50:09 PM
I've sunk so many hours into Endless Legends. With all the DLC installed there is so much going on, never a dull moment.

I auto-resolve all battles tho, can't stand the combat interface. Kinda wish it was a bit more like a Heroes of M&M combat system - its halfway there already. Just zoom in on the battlefield a bit, make the unit control completely direct instead of the weird vague control system they have. Maybe in the sequel.

Glad to see Civ VI is adopting many ideas from it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cyaphas on June 29, 2016, 11:23:02 PM
I've sunk so many hours into Endless Legends. With all the DLC installed there is so much going on, never a dull moment.

I auto-resolve all battles tho, can't stand the combat interface. Kinda wish it was a bit more like a Heroes of M&M combat system - its halfway there already. Just zoom in on the battlefield a bit, make the unit control completely direct instead of the weird vague control system they have. Maybe in the sequel.

Glad to see Civ VI is adopting many ideas from it.

I manual the Silics battles. The enemy unit can only move 1 space at a time and you can kite them to take no damage, if you have a ranged army that is. If you auto resolve they usually do a lot of damage early on. This is an awesome little Easter egg for me because I put them at top priority for assimilation followed by the Dorgeshi.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SaskyStache on July 01, 2016, 10:12:03 AM
Steam summer sale strikes again. Picked up Civ: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide expansion and I'm just testing it out now.

I'm a huge Civ 5 fan and was a bit disappointed with Beyond Earth on release.  I know the expansions added some depth to Civ 5 so hopefully this helps BE.


This perfectly describes how a good friend of mine and I felt with BE. Please keep us posted on how you feel about the expansion. We've been playing a lot of Endless Legends lately instead of CIV 5. We dropped BE almost a week after release. We were really disappointed with it.

Ok, so I've put a few more hours into it and it is better, but... it's still not holding my attention like Civ 5 or Europa Universalis does. Exploring the map is more interesting and they've added some more nuggets to find. The artifact system is neat and they've changed the diplomacy system for the better. Also, seems like they tweaked alien aggression in a positive way. There's a lot of little improvements, but it really feels like they just put some more makeup on Frankenstein's monster, but still haven't figured out how to bring it to life -- if that makes any sense.

I might just end up picking up Endless Legends, instead.
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Post by: FIstateofmind on July 03, 2016, 11:17:09 PM
I use emulators and a $25 controller to play old games online. I also like flash games.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: whitedragon on July 06, 2016, 02:19:02 PM
I started playing Total War: Warhammer. I used to the play Warhammer 40k/Fantasy as a kid on tabletop, so it feels like I'm back in the 90's again without the pain of having to paint 100's of miniatures. Plus, it's my first Total War game so the learning curve is somewhat steep, but it's been a blast so far.

I haven't tried Total War: Warhammer, but I wanted to give a shout out to a fellow tabletop player!  I didn't think there were any other mustachians doing it (or did it).

As far as other Warhammery Video Games, the Dawn of War series is really good to get into if you're into that 40k feeling.

Fortunately or unfortunately, I actually haven't done any video gaming recently at all, been focusing on the tabletop stuff lately (including alot of painting/modelling).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cyaphas on July 07, 2016, 12:11:42 AM
I started playing Total War: Warhammer. I used to the play Warhammer 40k/Fantasy as a kid on tabletop, so it feels like I'm back in the 90's again without the pain of having to paint 100's of miniatures. Plus, it's my first Total War game so the learning curve is somewhat steep, but it's been a blast so far.

I haven't tried Total War: Warhammer, but I wanted to give a shout out to a fellow tabletop player!  I didn't think there were any other mustachians doing it (or did it).

As far as other Warhammery Video Games, the Dawn of War series is really good to get into if you're into that 40k feeling.

Fortunately or unfortunately, I actually haven't done any video gaming recently at all, been focusing on the tabletop stuff lately (including alot of painting/modelling).

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: BFGirl on July 07, 2016, 10:14:25 AM
Oh God!  I hope my savings are enough, because I'm gonna get fired.  Pokemon Go came out yesterday and there is a gym at the end of the hall in my building.
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Post by: Roboturner on July 07, 2016, 11:08:06 AM
Oh God!  I hope my savings are enough, because I'm gonna get fired.  Pokemon Go came out yesterday and there is a gym at the end of the hall in my building.

One in my building as well!

stupid battery hog though, about 45 minutes = 1/2 my bat life. Also realized its not a terribly exciting experience. :/
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: BFGirl on July 07, 2016, 02:33:23 PM
Oh God!  I hope my savings are enough, because I'm gonna get fired.  Pokemon Go came out yesterday and there is a gym at the end of the hall in my building.

One in my building as well!

stupid battery hog though, about 45 minutes = 1/2 my bat life. Also realized its not a terribly exciting experience. :/

I'm having fun with it, but I don't expect it will be a game that I will play for very long unless they add some more depth to it.  I don't really like the way the gyms work.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on July 07, 2016, 02:55:30 PM
Picked up God of War III remastered since it's $10 at the playstation store right now.  Used to be an xbox guy so there's lots of PS4 exclusives that I've never played.  I like the cinematic, the way you kill bosses and stuff are pretty cool.  It seems to be very hack and slash though with not much strategy.  Either that or I don't know what I'm doing!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on July 07, 2016, 04:14:31 PM

I'm having fun with it, but I don't expect it will be a game that I will play for very long unless they add some more depth to it.  I don't really like the way the gyms work.

dag i kept thinking "at least the gyms will be more interesting?" still have another level to go, sounds like I shouldnt get my hopes up haha

ah well
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Post by: FrugalKube on July 07, 2016, 11:12:35 PM
Picked up God of War III remastered since it's $10 at the playstation store right now.  Used to be an xbox guy so there's lots of PS4 exclusives that I've never played.  I like the cinematic, the way you kill bosses and stuff are pretty cool.  It seems to be very hack and slash though with not much strategy.  Either that or I don't know what I'm doing!

Excellent choice for game! You need to play Uncharted1-4 as well. The Ratchet and Clank games are fun too

 
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Post by: marcela on July 08, 2016, 06:57:26 AM
Oh God!  I hope my savings are enough, because I'm gonna get fired.  Pokemon Go came out yesterday and there is a gym at the end of the hall in my building.

One in my building as well!

stupid battery hog though, about 45 minutes = 1/2 my bat life. Also realized its not a terribly exciting experience. :/

My office is literally underneath the gym in my building. Have you found that pokemon don't spawn nearby? When I was home, I had pokemon spawning in my range at a constant rate, but at work not a single one. 
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Post by: runningthroughFIRE on July 08, 2016, 08:54:10 AM
Oh God!  I hope my savings are enough, because I'm gonna get fired.  Pokemon Go came out yesterday and there is a gym at the end of the hall in my building.

One in my building as well!

stupid battery hog though, about 45 minutes = 1/2 my bat life. Also realized its not a terribly exciting experience. :/

My office is literally underneath the gym in my building. Have you found that pokemon don't spawn nearby? When I was home, I had pokemon spawning in my range at a constant rate, but at work not a single one.
It seems like there tends to be more spawning in higher populated urban areas.  Maybe other people are catching the pokemon at your work? I'm not sure if the pokemon spawns are specific to each person, or if they're a shared network resource.  I can't seem to catch anything at home (I saw someone walking around the apartment complex this morning before work staring at her phone the constantly), but I get a steady stream at the office (lots of older folk who probably wouldn't know or care about Pokemon Go)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cromacster on July 08, 2016, 09:39:14 AM
Oh God!  I hope my savings are enough, because I'm gonna get fired.  Pokemon Go came out yesterday and there is a gym at the end of the hall in my building.

One in my building as well!

stupid battery hog though, about 45 minutes = 1/2 my bat life. Also realized its not a terribly exciting experience. :/

My office is literally underneath the gym in my building. Have you found that pokemon don't spawn nearby? When I was home, I had pokemon spawning in my range at a constant rate, but at work not a single one.
It seems like there tends to be more spawning in higher populated urban areas.  Maybe other people are catching the pokemon at your work? I'm not sure if the pokemon spawns are specific to each person, or if they're a shared network resource.  I can't seem to catch anything at home (I saw someone walking around the apartment complex this morning before work staring at her phone the constantly), but I get a steady stream at the office (lots of older folk who probably wouldn't know or care about Pokemon Go)

Haha came on here to mention Pokemon Go!  You guys already beat me to it.  No gyms at my work, but I sit in range of a Pokestop.  I got an egg out of it so far.  The pokestops are interesting, many are points of interests I would have never heard about cept for the game.  I'm interested to see what else I will find.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: BFGirl on July 08, 2016, 01:12:44 PM
Oh God!  I hope my savings are enough, because I'm gonna get fired.  Pokemon Go came out yesterday and there is a gym at the end of the hall in my building.

One in my building as well!

stupid battery hog though, about 45 minutes = 1/2 my bat life. Also realized its not a terribly exciting experience. :/

My office is literally underneath the gym in my building. Have you found that pokemon don't spawn nearby? When I was home, I had pokemon spawning in my range at a constant rate, but at work not a single one.

I get pokemon at work at random times, much more than at home.  I could beat the dang gym at the end of the hall except for the damn glitches and freezes in the game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: BFGirl on July 08, 2016, 01:14:05 PM
Oh God!  I hope my savings are enough, because I'm gonna get fired.  Pokemon Go came out yesterday and there is a gym at the end of the hall in my building.

One in my building as well!

stupid battery hog though, about 45 minutes = 1/2 my bat life. Also realized its not a terribly exciting experience. :/

My office is literally underneath the gym in my building. Have you found that pokemon don't spawn nearby? When I was home, I had pokemon spawning in my range at a constant rate, but at work not a single one.
It seems like there tends to be more spawning in higher populated urban areas.  Maybe other people are catching the pokemon at your work? I'm not sure if the pokemon spawns are specific to each person, or if they're a shared network resource.  I can't seem to catch anything at home (I saw someone walking around the apartment complex this morning before work staring at her phone the constantly), but I get a steady stream at the office (lots of older folk who probably wouldn't know or care about Pokemon Go)

I work in an urban area and there are a lot of pokemon to catch when the game is working.

I was actually the gym leader for a brief time this morning at my train station stop :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roboturner on July 08, 2016, 03:12:48 PM
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Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on July 08, 2016, 05:19:38 PM
Picked up God of War III remastered since it's $10 at the playstation store right now.  Used to be an xbox guy so there's lots of PS4 exclusives that I've never played.  I like the cinematic, the way you kill bosses and stuff are pretty cool.  It seems to be very hack and slash though with not much strategy.  Either that or I don't know what I'm doing!

Excellent choice for game! You need to play Uncharted1-4 as well. The Ratchet and Clank games are fun too

I've finished Uncharted 1 & 2 (came with the PS4).  Just started 3 but put it down to play GoW III.  I also finished The Last of Us, which was amazing.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: whitedragon on July 11, 2016, 08:47:37 PM
@Cyaphas

Awesome picture.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: EverCurious on July 17, 2016, 07:40:47 AM
How on earth do people level up so fast in Pokémon Go? I spent some free time for three days walking around and catching, even evolving a few. Thought I was ready to take on a rival gym with my CP 300 Vaporeon. It was guarded by a CP 1000-something Jolteon.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on July 17, 2016, 09:02:55 AM
Have you guys seen this? http://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic
discuss.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Frugal D on July 17, 2016, 09:32:16 AM
Have you guys seen this? http://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic
discuss.

I can't wait for this. My only complaint is that it doesn't look like Duck Hunt will be included. Still worth every penny.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Yaeger on July 17, 2016, 03:09:58 PM
RimWorld is pretty cool. It's a game similar to the playstyle of Dwarf Fortress, but themed in western/Firefly style.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on July 17, 2016, 08:10:08 PM
Have you guys seen this? http://www.nintendo.com/nes-classic
discuss.

I can't wait for this. My only complaint is that it doesn't look like Duck Hunt will be included. Still worth every penny.

Yeah. NOt enough CRTs still in circulation for it to be worth it... Still excited though.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on July 18, 2016, 08:22:04 AM
How on earth do people level up so fast in Pokémon Go? I spent some free time for three days walking around and catching, even evolving a few. Thought I was ready to take on a rival gym with my CP 300 Vaporeon. It was guarded by a CP 1000-something Jolteon.

The general strategy is to use accumulate lots of candy for common 3 stage evolutions (caterpie, weedil, pidgey), use a lucky egg and evolve them all at once. You'll get 1k xp per evolution. I have about 15 pidgeys, 10 weedils, and 10 caterpies waiting to evolve.

You get a lucky egg once you reach lvl 9.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: deadlymonkey on July 18, 2016, 10:43:46 AM
RimWorld is pretty cool. It's a game similar to the playstyle of Dwarf Fortress, but themed in western/Firefly style.

A Dwarf Fort reference.....Yes, the hardest, most mind numbingly frustrating game that you can never stop playing.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: BFGirl on July 18, 2016, 12:42:33 PM
How on earth do people level up so fast in Pokémon Go? I spent some free time for three days walking around and catching, even evolving a few. Thought I was ready to take on a rival gym with my CP 300 Vaporeon. It was guarded by a CP 1000-something Jolteon.

The more you catch, the faster you can level up because you get stardust and candy when you catch the pokemon.  Also, there are a lot more pokestops and pokemon in downtown metropolitan areas where there are a lot of landmarks and buildings.  In my downtown area, a lot of times someone is using a module at a pokestop which attracts more pokemon to an area for everyone to catch.  Incense works the same way, but it is only for the person who uses it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ptobeast on July 21, 2016, 05:46:38 PM
My apartment is within reach of a Pokestop where other regularly place lures, very convenient!

Unfortunately, since I haven't been playing every day, my collection of Pokemon is falling quickly behind the level they need to be to take over gyms. I did get lucky today and found an out of the way gym that I was able to (briefly) take - and then left a very low level Magicarp there for my own amusement. I'm sure whoever came there after me was very pleased about that!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on July 21, 2016, 11:23:34 PM
Whenever I see people playing Pokemon Go, it reminds me of this Star Trek NG episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ih-sm6hxA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ih-sm6hxA)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: BFGirl on July 22, 2016, 08:40:32 AM
Whenever I see people playing Pokemon Go, it reminds me of this Star Trek NG episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ih-sm6hxA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ih-sm6hxA)

I don't even have to click on the link to know which one you are talking about, lol!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: meerkat on July 22, 2016, 11:08:26 AM
Whenever I see people playing Pokemon Go, it reminds me of this Star Trek NG episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ih-sm6hxA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ih-sm6hxA)

I don't even have to click on the link to know which one you are talking about, lol!

Ditto. Now if only we all had our Google Glasses.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Shor on July 22, 2016, 04:26:45 PM
Playing a game called Evolve which went Free to Play a few weeks ago.
Got to chat with some of the dev team for the game from Turtle Rock Studios that play a few times a week. Very cool people!
Very fun actiony game, although it always feel unbalanced for one side or the other depending on how much teamwork there is.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Gondolin on July 25, 2016, 03:58:21 PM
PCMR4Life. Just finished up the Witcher 3 Dlc (so good). Waiting now for Civ 6 and Torment. In the meantime I'll hiatus unless I can get Xcom 2 at a deep discount.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cyaphas on July 25, 2016, 08:35:26 PM
PCMR4Life. Just finished up the Witcher 3 Dlc (so good). Waiting now for Civ 6 and Torment. In the meantime I'll hiatus unless I can get Xcom 2 at a deep discount.

I'm guessing Civ 6 isn't going to be good until maybe the 2nd or 3rd expansion. I'm going to be waiting and reading reviews before I pull the trigger.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ElGrillo on July 31, 2016, 07:27:00 PM
PCMR4Life. Just finished up the Witcher 3 Dlc (so good). Waiting now for Civ 6 and Torment. In the meantime I'll hiatus unless I can get Xcom 2 at a deep discount.

I'm guessing Civ 6 isn't going to be good until maybe the 2nd or 3rd expansion. I'm going to be waiting and reading reviews before I pull the trigger.

I'm thinking the same, however I've been a huge fan of the franchise since Civ 4 so I'll probably pre-order 6 just to enjoy it right away.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on August 18, 2016, 06:40:23 PM
Bought Battlefield 4 from playstation store for $5.  Also Assassin's Creed Syndicate for $17 from Newegg w/ free 2 day shipping.  I try to buy stuff for under $25, $30 if it's something I'm really interested in.  Can't remember the last time I paid full or near full price.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on August 18, 2016, 06:55:18 PM
I am SO INTERESTED in No Man's Sky, but my craptop won't support it. By the time I upgrade computers (in a few years, barring the unforeseen) the game will cost less. In the meantime I will obsessively read reviews.

Has anyone tried it?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: mrpercentage on August 18, 2016, 08:53:12 PM
I just realized a new Walking Dead came out. I love tell tale games. Playing Walking Dead Michonne when not trolling here or the Olympics
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on August 19, 2016, 06:45:07 AM
I am SO INTERESTED in No Man's Sky, but my craptop won't support it. By the time I upgrade computers (in a few years, barring the unforeseen) the game will cost less. In the meantime I will obsessively read reviews.

Has anyone tried it?
From what I've been reading most people are pretty disappointed.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Enigma on August 19, 2016, 07:42:07 AM
I used to play Everquest II and Starcraft.  When I FIRE I may look into playing more online games.  I kind of miss them but then life got in the way.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on August 19, 2016, 09:47:28 AM
I am SO INTERESTED in No Man's Sky, but my craptop won't support it. By the time I upgrade computers (in a few years, barring the unforeseen) the game will cost less. In the meantime I will obsessively read reviews.

Has anyone tried it?
From what I've been reading most people are pretty disappointed.

I'm dying to play this. I've read how much you'll like the game depends on what you actually like. If you're looking for battles or a plot heavy game, this isn't for you. If you're interested in exploring at your own pace and discovering new things, you'd enjoy it. I'm forcing myself to NOT get it on Steam yet - one, I'm not sure my desktop can handle it, and two, $60. Must... not... buy...

The first Mass Effect is on sale for $5 on steam though. I only tried it while ridiculously sick with the flu and on meds, so the game made zero sense to me. I LOVE Dragon Age, so I'm definitely interested in trying Mass Effect again.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on August 19, 2016, 09:50:54 AM
I've heard No Man's Sky has been some pretty bad reviews so far. If a game is super poorly reviewed I usually turn my nose up. It just can't be worth $60.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on August 19, 2016, 09:59:54 AM
I am SO INTERESTED in No Man's Sky, but my craptop won't support it. By the time I upgrade computers (in a few years, barring the unforeseen) the game will cost less. In the meantime I will obsessively read reviews.

Has anyone tried it?
From what I've been reading most people are pretty disappointed.

I'm dying to play this. I've read how much you'll like the game depends on what you actually like. If you're looking for battles or a plot heavy game, this isn't for you. If you're interested in exploring at your own pace and discovering new things, you'd enjoy it. I'm forcing myself to NOT get it on Steam yet - one, I'm not sure my desktop can handle it, and two, $60. Must... not... buy...

The first Mass Effect is on sale for $5 on steam though. I only tried it while ridiculously sick with the flu and on meds, so the game made zero sense to me. I LOVE Dragon Age, so I'm definitely interested in trying Mass Effect again.

I've heard the exploration in No Man's Sky sucks as well. Here's a breakdown of a lot of the problems:
https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/4y6nyc/no_mans_sky_how_the_media_hyped_the_game_and_now/d6lnfef

My wife really liked the Mass Effect series.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on August 19, 2016, 10:06:16 AM
I am SO INTERESTED in No Man's Sky, but my craptop won't support it. By the time I upgrade computers (in a few years, barring the unforeseen) the game will cost less. In the meantime I will obsessively read reviews.

Has anyone tried it?
From what I've been reading most people are pretty disappointed.

I'm dying to play this. I've read how much you'll like the game depends on what you actually like. If you're looking for battles or a plot heavy game, this isn't for you. If you're interested in exploring at your own pace and discovering new things, you'd enjoy it. I'm forcing myself to NOT get it on Steam yet - one, I'm not sure my desktop can handle it, and two, $60. Must... not... buy...

The first Mass Effect is on sale for $5 on steam though. I only tried it while ridiculously sick with the flu and on meds, so the game made zero sense to me. I LOVE Dragon Age, so I'm definitely interested in trying Mass Effect again.

The Kotaku review made it sound like my kind of game, once the bugs are worked out. Less goal-oriented and more imaginative and discovery- oriented. I assume the bugs will be worked out by the time it's a price I'm willing to pay. ;)

I am curious about mass effect. I, too, love dragon age. are they aimed at the same kind of gamer?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on August 19, 2016, 01:09:16 PM
I am SO INTERESTED in No Man's Sky, but my craptop won't support it. By the time I upgrade computers (in a few years, barring the unforeseen) the game will cost less. In the meantime I will obsessively read reviews.

Has anyone tried it?
From what I've been reading most people are pretty disappointed.

I'm dying to play this. I've read how much you'll like the game depends on what you actually like. If you're looking for battles or a plot heavy game, this isn't for you. If you're interested in exploring at your own pace and discovering new things, you'd enjoy it. I'm forcing myself to NOT get it on Steam yet - one, I'm not sure my desktop can handle it, and two, $60. Must... not... buy...

The first Mass Effect is on sale for $5 on steam though. I only tried it while ridiculously sick with the flu and on meds, so the game made zero sense to me. I LOVE Dragon Age, so I'm definitely interested in trying Mass Effect again.

The Kotaku review made it sound like my kind of game, once the bugs are worked out. Less goal-oriented and more imaginative and discovery- oriented. I assume the bugs will be worked out by the time it's a price I'm willing to pay. ;)

I am curious about mass effect. I, too, love dragon age. are they aimed at the same kind of gamer?

Mass Effect was an absolutely incredible series. 10/10. It's more of a RPG-lite when it comes to mechanics (gameplay is closer to a shooter, but I am not a huge FPS fan and I still loved Mass Effect), especially the second two games, which drop some of the RPG elements in the first. All of this is to say that the appeal is somewhat different from Dragon Age, but the story is epic and the game is extremely fun. Personally, I really liked both series (DA and ME).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: chesebert on August 19, 2016, 10:44:59 PM
Enderal - a total conversion mod for Skyrim. New story, new land, new game. I'm shocked that this free game is so incredible.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SaskyStache on August 23, 2016, 08:07:18 AM
Enderal - a total conversion mod for Skyrim. New story, new land, new game. I'm shocked that this free game is so incredible.

Thanks, I'm going to have to check this out.

Recently got "Ant Queen" because I was feeling nostalgic for the good old Sim Ant days. It isn't a great game, but not bad and did remind me of Sim Ant. I wouldn't recommend paying full price for it, but if you see it at 50% off and were a big Sim Ant fan you'll probably get a few hours of entertainment from it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ptobeast on August 23, 2016, 11:45:57 AM
I just realized a new Walking Dead came out. I love tell tale games. Playing Walking Dead Michonne when not trolling here or the Olympics

I loved the first 2 Walking Dead games, had no idea this was coming out. Awesome!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on August 24, 2016, 07:41:06 AM
I am SO INTERESTED in No Man's Sky, but my craptop won't support it. By the time I upgrade computers (in a few years, barring the unforeseen) the game will cost less. In the meantime I will obsessively read reviews.

Has anyone tried it?
From what I've been reading most people are pretty disappointed.

I'm dying to play this. I've read how much you'll like the game depends on what you actually like. If you're looking for battles or a plot heavy game, this isn't for you. If you're interested in exploring at your own pace and discovering new things, you'd enjoy it. I'm forcing myself to NOT get it on Steam yet - one, I'm not sure my desktop can handle it, and two, $60. Must... not... buy...

The first Mass Effect is on sale for $5 on steam though. I only tried it while ridiculously sick with the flu and on meds, so the game made zero sense to me. I LOVE Dragon Age, so I'm definitely interested in trying Mass Effect again.

The Kotaku review made it sound like my kind of game, once the bugs are worked out. Less goal-oriented and more imaginative and discovery- oriented. I assume the bugs will be worked out by the time it's a price I'm willing to pay. ;)

I am curious about mass effect. I, too, love dragon age. are they aimed at the same kind of gamer?

Mass Effect was an absolutely incredible series. 10/10. It's more of a RPG-lite when it comes to mechanics (gameplay is closer to a shooter, but I am not a huge FPS fan and I still loved Mass Effect), especially the second two games, which drop some of the RPG elements in the first. All of this is to say that the appeal is somewhat different from Dragon Age, but the story is epic and the game is extremely fun. Personally, I really liked both series (DA and ME).

My draw to Mass Effect is that it's from the same developers as Dragon Age, and has a similar writing/plot/characterization style. One's swords and magic and the other is space fighting, so I doubt the combat is similar (which is my least favorite part of video games, hence my attraction to No Man's Sky), but I've been told the overall spirit of the two series is very similar. I absolutely LOVE the characters of DA and their development, so I'm hoping Mass Effect can get me as interested as well.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: sis on August 24, 2016, 08:57:55 AM
Lots of League of Legends.  I play with my husband and a bunch of friends.  We all go on voice chat with each other and that makes it much more social.

I played a tiny bit of overwatch but honestly my reaction time is not fast enough for FPS type games anymore.  I can tell that I'm older and way past my Halo playing prime.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on August 24, 2016, 09:51:08 AM
Lots of League of Legends.  I play with my husband and a bunch of friends.  We all go on voice chat with each other and that makes it much more social.

I played a tiny bit of overwatch but honestly my reaction time is not fast enough for FPS type games anymore.  I can tell that I'm older and way past my Halo playing prime.

MOBAs are great once you get past the learning curve, although they can also be a huge time suck. I used to play Dota 2 almost exclusively. Put in more hours than I care to admit, but can't beat the value given that I spent $0 on it! 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on August 24, 2016, 10:24:47 AM
Lots of League of Legends.  I play with my husband and a bunch of friends.  We all go on voice chat with each other and that makes it much more social.

I played a tiny bit of overwatch but honestly my reaction time is not fast enough for FPS type games anymore.  I can tell that I'm older and way past my Halo playing prime.

MOBAs are great once you get past the learning curve, although they can also be a huge time suck. I used to play Dota 2 almost exclusively. Put in more hours than I care to admit, but can't beat the value given that I spent $0 on it!
I feel the same way about MMOs.  League of Legends used to be my go-to video game for years (it was Runescape for years before that).  I met probably 80% of my college friends in some way through the initial few people I played League with in the dorms.

I know a ton of people who are getting back into World of Warcraft because of the new expansion and are saving me a guild spot, but I just can't bring myself to shell out the money for the game plus subscription when I'd have to spend so much time just catching up/grinding and learning the game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on August 24, 2016, 10:50:05 AM
(it was Runescape for years before that).

Oh heyyy Runescape buddy. Yeah, I still play. Been about 11 or 12 years now :/ I buy their year membership every December as a Christmas present to myself. I joined a clan and actually made online friends that I play with, but I'll catch myself playing on a nice sunny day and I think - why? It's like a loser boyfriend that just won't go away, but I can't help it, I love it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: sis on August 24, 2016, 11:11:33 AM
Lots of League of Legends.  I play with my husband and a bunch of friends.  We all go on voice chat with each other and that makes it much more social.

I played a tiny bit of overwatch but honestly my reaction time is not fast enough for FPS type games anymore.  I can tell that I'm older and way past my Halo playing prime.

MOBAs are great once you get past the learning curve, although they can also be a huge time suck. I used to play Dota 2 almost exclusively. Put in more hours than I care to admit, but can't beat the value given that I spent $0 on it!

Great except for the skins ;-)

https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/06/10

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on August 24, 2016, 11:16:40 AM
(it was Runescape for years before that).

Oh heyyy Runescape buddy. Yeah, I still play. Been about 11 or 12 years now :/ I buy their year membership every December as a Christmas present to myself. I joined a clan and actually made online friends that I play with, but I'll catch myself playing on a nice sunny day and I think - why? It's like a loser boyfriend that just won't go away, but I can't help it, I love it.

Hey there, add me! RSN: Cwadda

I only play Old School though!

:D
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on August 24, 2016, 12:12:38 PM
Lots of League of Legends.  I play with my husband and a bunch of friends.  We all go on voice chat with each other and that makes it much more social.

I played a tiny bit of overwatch but honestly my reaction time is not fast enough for FPS type games anymore.  I can tell that I'm older and way past my Halo playing prime.

MOBAs are great once you get past the learning curve, although they can also be a huge time suck. I used to play Dota 2 almost exclusively. Put in more hours than I care to admit, but can't beat the value given that I spent $0 on it!

Great except for the skins ;-)

https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2011/06/10

Yeah it's crazy how much people CAN spend. But we're all mustachians here, so hopefully we've conquered the impulse purchase instinct that drives MOBA profits :)

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on August 25, 2016, 08:00:21 AM
(it was Runescape for years before that).

Oh heyyy Runescape buddy. Yeah, I still play. Been about 11 or 12 years now :/ I buy their year membership every December as a Christmas present to myself. I joined a clan and actually made online friends that I play with, but I'll catch myself playing on a nice sunny day and I think - why? It's like a loser boyfriend that just won't go away, but I can't help it, I love it.

Hey there, add me! RSN: Cwadda

I only play Old School though!

:D

I miss the days of Old School! You have to pay for that separately though, right (if you want to play current and old school, I mean)? Don't get me wrong, I love the GE and how easy it made certain skills, but it definitely got rid of a lot of the challenge. I have an ironman account (free) for when I feel like slumming it. Did you try their newer version (Darkscape I think it was called)? I think I spent about two hours on that, got mad every time I got killed roasting shrimp, and rage quit. I'm Lisiera!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: driftwood on August 25, 2016, 08:39:40 AM
Well, after Christmas I'll be playing the re-released original Nintendo! 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on August 25, 2016, 09:50:31 AM
(it was Runescape for years before that).

Oh heyyy Runescape buddy. Yeah, I still play. Been about 11 or 12 years now :/ I buy their year membership every December as a Christmas present to myself. I joined a clan and actually made online friends that I play with, but I'll catch myself playing on a nice sunny day and I think - why? It's like a loser boyfriend that just won't go away, but I can't help it, I love it.

Hey there, add me! RSN: Cwadda

I only play Old School though!

:D

I miss the days of Old School! You have to pay for that separately though, right (if you want to play current and old school, I mean)? Don't get me wrong, I love the GE and how easy it made certain skills, but it definitely got rid of a lot of the challenge. I have an ironman account (free) for when I feel like slumming it. Did you try their newer version (Darkscape I think it was called)? I think I spent about two hours on that, got mad every time I got killed roasting shrimp, and rage quit. I'm Lisiera!
Must...resist...temptation to boot it back up.....

I played for a solid 6-7 years or so I think, but I stopped playing maybe another 6-7 ago.  I still remember the very first thing to ever kill me: the lvl 5 Highwayman on a road heading west from Lumbridge lol.  Looking back, a lot of the tweaks they made to the game that ticked me off when I was younger make a lot of sense to me now (the rift you have to jump over to get into the wildy and the GE being two that come to mind).  I can understand why they imposed trade restrictions, but I still think it was too heavy handed and I don't agree with it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on August 25, 2016, 11:11:38 AM
(it was Runescape for years before that).

Oh heyyy Runescape buddy. Yeah, I still play. Been about 11 or 12 years now :/ I buy their year membership every December as a Christmas present to myself. I joined a clan and actually made online friends that I play with, but I'll catch myself playing on a nice sunny day and I think - why? It's like a loser boyfriend that just won't go away, but I can't help it, I love it.

Hey there, add me! RSN: Cwadda

I only play Old School though!

:D

I miss the days of Old School! You have to pay for that separately though, right (if you want to play current and old school, I mean)? Don't get me wrong, I love the GE and how easy it made certain skills, but it definitely got rid of a lot of the challenge. I have an ironman account (free) for when I feel like slumming it. Did you try their newer version (Darkscape I think it was called)? I think I spent about two hours on that, got mad every time I got killed roasting shrimp, and rage quit. I'm Lisiera!

Old School has both F2P and P2P. They also have the bond system like normal RuneScape. I haven't tried Darkscape.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on August 25, 2016, 11:17:26 AM
(it was Runescape for years before that).

Oh heyyy Runescape buddy. Yeah, I still play. Been about 11 or 12 years now :/ I buy their year membership every December as a Christmas present to myself. I joined a clan and actually made online friends that I play with, but I'll catch myself playing on a nice sunny day and I think - why? It's like a loser boyfriend that just won't go away, but I can't help it, I love it.

Hey there, add me! RSN: Cwadda

I only play Old School though!

:D

I miss the days of Old School! You have to pay for that separately though, right (if you want to play current and old school, I mean)? Don't get me wrong, I love the GE and how easy it made certain skills, but it definitely got rid of a lot of the challenge. I have an ironman account (free) for when I feel like slumming it. Did you try their newer version (Darkscape I think it was called)? I think I spent about two hours on that, got mad every time I got killed roasting shrimp, and rage quit. I'm Lisiera!
Must...resist...temptation to boot it back up.....

I played for a solid 6-7 years or so I think, but I stopped playing maybe another 6-7 ago.  I still remember the very first thing to ever kill me: the lvl 5 Highwayman on a road heading west from Lumbridge lol.  Looking back, a lot of the tweaks they made to the game that ticked me off when I was younger make a lot of sense to me now (the rift you have to jump over to get into the wildy and the GE being two that come to mind).  I can understand why they imposed trade restrictions, but I still think it was too heavy handed and I don't agree with it.

Come to the dark side.... trade restrictions have been lifted :) Those wizards south of Varrok always got me - I'd walk around to the west entrance just to avoid them for the longest time.

Old School has both F2P and P2P. They also have the bond system like normal RuneScape. I haven't tried Darkscape.

Well damn now I have to try Old School again. I remember when it first reintroduced - I sat south of Al Kharid with a dozen other players working on fishing... brought back so many memories from when I first started playing.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ElGrillo on August 25, 2016, 09:38:02 PM
(it was Runescape for years before that).

Oh heyyy Runescape buddy. Yeah, I still play. Been about 11 or 12 years now :/ I buy their year membership every December as a Christmas present to myself. I joined a clan and actually made online friends that I play with, but I'll catch myself playing on a nice sunny day and I think - why? It's like a loser boyfriend that just won't go away, but I can't help it, I love it.

Hey there, add me! RSN: Cwadda

I only play Old School though!

:D

I miss the days of Old School! You have to pay for that separately though, right (if you want to play current and old school, I mean)? Don't get me wrong, I love the GE and how easy it made certain skills, but it definitely got rid of a lot of the challenge. I have an ironman account (free) for when I feel like slumming it. Did you try their newer version (Darkscape I think it was called)? I think I spent about two hours on that, got mad every time I got killed roasting shrimp, and rage quit. I'm Lisiera!
Must...resist...temptation to boot it back up.....

I played for a solid 6-7 years or so I think, but I stopped playing maybe another 6-7 ago.  I still remember the very first thing to ever kill me: the lvl 5 Highwayman on a road heading west from Lumbridge lol.  Looking back, a lot of the tweaks they made to the game that ticked me off when I was younger make a lot of sense to me now (the rift you have to jump over to get into the wildy and the GE being two that come to mind).  I can understand why they imposed trade restrictions, but I still think it was too heavy handed and I don't agree with it.

Come to the dark side.... trade restrictions have been lifted :) Those wizards south of Varrok always got me - I'd walk around to the west entrance just to avoid them for the longest time.

Old School has both F2P and P2P. They also have the bond system like normal RuneScape. I haven't tried Darkscape.

Well damn now I have to try Old School again. I remember when it first reintroduced - I sat south of Al Kharid with a dozen other players working on fishing... brought back so many memories from when I first started playing.

Good old Runescape! I played for about 6 years, but quit playing around the same time most people did (GE, trade restrictions, etc.). I made an account for Old School RS last summer and played for a couple of months but I quit once school started up again. I do miss Castle Wars and spending hours just chopping magic trees near that fishing village near the snow mountains, lol.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on August 25, 2016, 09:48:09 PM
Yeah OSRS brings back a TON of memories. RS3 is wayyyy different now. It's unbearable to me. Too much going on.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roland of Gilead on August 26, 2016, 08:13:45 AM
WoW starts up Aug 30, so that is where I will be for a month or two.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on August 26, 2016, 09:03:56 AM
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Must...resist...temptation to boot it back up.....

I played for a solid 6-7 years or so I think, but I stopped playing maybe another 6-7 ago.  I still remember the very first thing to ever kill me: the lvl 5 Highwayman on a road heading west from Lumbridge lol.  Looking back, a lot of the tweaks they made to the game that ticked me off when I was younger make a lot of sense to me now (the rift you have to jump over to get into the wildy and the GE being two that come to mind).  I can understand why they imposed trade restrictions, but I still think it was too heavy handed and I don't agree with it.

Come to the dark side.... trade restrictions have been lifted :) Those wizards south of Varrok always got me - I'd walk around to the west entrance just to avoid them for the longest time.

Old School has both F2P and P2P. They also have the bond system like normal RuneScape. I haven't tried Darkscape.

Well damn now I have to try Old School again. I remember when it first reintroduced - I sat south of Al Kharid with a dozen other players working on fishing... brought back so many memories from when I first started playing.

Good old Runescape! I played for about 6 years, but quit playing around the same time most people did (GE, trade restrictions, etc.). I made an account for Old School RS last summer and played for a couple of months but I quit once school started up again. I do miss Castle Wars and spending hours just chopping magic trees near that fishing village near the snow mountains, lol.

I remember grinding lobsters in that village and picking flax/spinning bowstrings in the town nearby.  Had to turn off sound whenever you ran past the teleport trainers by that castle lol.  I spend enough time grinding skills in that game that certain music albums are now permanently associated with areas of that game for me.  The last months of playing I spent either farming red chinchompas and selling them, or playing Pest Control over and over again, getting upset that no one liked guarding the ritual guy.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on August 26, 2016, 12:10:14 PM
WoW starts up Aug 30, so that is where I will be for a month or two.

Did you play through MoP? I was "endgame" in vanilla, and got a fair way in BC, but have played shorter and shorter amounts with each release. With MoP, I think I got a little way past the opening and just thought.. why bother, the strategy in terms of talents has just gone. This is too simple now. This was just the trial, of course.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: davisgang90 on August 27, 2016, 03:28:05 AM
I finally took a break from the 1500 or so hours I've spent on Splinter Cell Blacklist to try out Dishonored.  I'm liking it as I'm a big fan of stealth.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on August 27, 2016, 05:58:40 PM
Rather disliked Dishournered.  I just felt like there were so few ways to get through each level; just never punched my buttons I guess.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on August 28, 2016, 04:21:00 AM
Rather disliked Dishournered.  I just felt like there were so few ways to get through each level; just never punched my buttons I guess.
Me too. Once I acquired the abilities to see baddies through buildings and warp across territory it became too easy and hence boring. Once I finished the main game, I didn't even bother playing the DLC I had purchased.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: davisgang90 on August 28, 2016, 04:34:03 AM
Rather disliked Dishournered.  I just felt like there were so few ways to get through each level; just never punched my buttons I guess.
Me too. Once I acquired the abilities to see baddies through buildings and warp across territory it became too easy and hence boring. Once I finished the main game, I didn't even bother playing the DLC I had purchased.
I'm seeing this too.  I've flown through the game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cyaphas on August 28, 2016, 01:32:16 PM
A friend and I drunkenly resubbed WoW two nights ago. The 7.0 patch has been a bit fun. Blizzard is throwing out levels and gear like candy for the upcoming expansion pack. It hasn't been enough fun to convince me to buy the expansion. It's strange to think it's been 2 years since I've played the game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on August 28, 2016, 01:50:47 PM
A friend and I drunkenly resubbed WoW two nights ago. The 7.0 patch has been a bit fun. Blizzard is throwing out levels and gear like candy for the upcoming expansion pack. It hasn't been enough fun to convince me to buy the expansion. It's strange to think it's been 2 years since I've played the game.

Ugh, tell me about it. Done forever with WoW for going on 5 years now (played for a bit when the Cataclysm expansion came out and that was it). It blows my mind when I think about just how much time I sunk into that game. Lots of good times were had in the years that I did play, but I am now pretty sure it was a net negative in my life. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cyaphas on August 28, 2016, 01:56:28 PM
A friend and I drunkenly resubbed WoW two nights ago. The 7.0 patch has been a bit fun. Blizzard is throwing out levels and gear like candy for the upcoming expansion pack. It hasn't been enough fun to convince me to buy the expansion. It's strange to think it's been 2 years since I've played the game.

Ugh, tell me about it. Done forever with WoW for going on 5 years now (played for a bit when the Cataclysm expansion came out and that was it). It blows my mind when I think about just how much time I sunk into that game. Lots of good times were had in the years that I did play, but I am now pretty sure it was a net negative in my life.

I made a lot of life long friends playing that game. I also managed to financially get back on my feet because of it. I'll never forget going to the bank after months and seeing my checking account at over $10k (this was pre MMM.) Time flew by in that game. I'll never forget the mad cackling and drunken naked gnome hogger raids. I also learned a lot about people management and training. I'm glad I was able to experience all of that and meet all of the different people I did. A few times it challenged my stereotypes and threw my racism infront of me.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on August 28, 2016, 02:04:37 PM
A friend and I drunkenly resubbed WoW two nights ago. The 7.0 patch has been a bit fun. Blizzard is throwing out levels and gear like candy for the upcoming expansion pack. It hasn't been enough fun to convince me to buy the expansion. It's strange to think it's been 2 years since I've played the game.

Ugh, tell me about it. Done forever with WoW for going on 5 years now (played for a bit when the Cataclysm expansion came out and that was it). It blows my mind when I think about just how much time I sunk into that game. Lots of good times were had in the years that I did play, but I am now pretty sure it was a net negative in my life.

I made a lot of life long friends playing that game. I also managed to financially get back on my feet because of it. I'll never forget going to the bank after months and seeing my checking account at over $10k (this was pre MMM.) Time flew by in that game. I'll never forget the mad cackling and drunken naked gnome hogger raids. I also learned a lot about people management and training. I'm glad I was able to experience all of that and meet all of the different people I did. A few times it challenged my stereotypes and threw my racism infront of me.

I'm glad it was a positive experience for you. It was for me too in many ways. Plenty of late night camaraderie, raid victories and defeats, dungeon achievement shenanigans, etc... but like a lot of people, I played as much to escape as for any other reason. This definitely had negative impact on my life during that time, and I am glad to be well past that particular phase. I have no issues with MMOs, I think they're great fun. But I'm not likely to play one again, especially with how awesome my non virtual life is these days.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: deadlymonkey on August 29, 2016, 07:09:45 AM
I enjoyed WOW through to the Lich King.  You will spend so much time there that you will indeed save a lot of money you might have spent otherwise.  However the time commitment is too high.  For the gem to keep being fun, I needed to be on the cutting edge of high end content, which meant a high end guild, which meant significant time investment.  Wife and new kids and a job do not allow that time commitment, so to the dustbin of history I resigned my account. 

Playing some Elite Dangerous now, since my neighbor lent me his Developer Kit Oculus.  Waiting for the updated Skyrim to be released for free in October with updated graphics.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: golden1 on August 29, 2016, 08:22:08 AM
Yeah I am getting ready for WoW's legion release.  I understand those that say it was a net negative for them, and I had my period where it was a negative influence on my life.  I could play hours a day and never feel like it was enough.  I took a break, then came back and gradually found a happy medium.  I was hardcore during BC, WoTLK, then dropped down to casual for most of Cata and MOP.  In WoD I found a casual raid guild of good, reliable folks that play two nights a week and it works well with my schedule.  The game is more casual friendly these days than ever, and I am happy now that with legion I have a path to good gear through dungeons and even questing in case raiding gets to be too much for me. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: marcela on August 29, 2016, 09:39:31 AM
I'm picking up console games again. We grabbed Dragon Age II for the 360 in a bargain bin a year or so ago and I finally put it in. The graphics are a huge upgrade from Dragon Age Origins, and I had forgotten how much I like the gameplay of it. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on August 29, 2016, 12:11:56 PM
Speaking of loot grinding, I recently rediscovered Diablo 3. I had played through the campaign twice not long after it was released, but had not tried it again since the numerous patches. So far I am really enjoying getting back into it!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: MrMoogle on August 30, 2016, 01:50:06 PM
Speaking of loot grinding, I recently rediscovered Diablo 3. I had played through the campaign twice not long after it was released, but had not plated since all of the numerous patches. So far I am really enjoying getting back into it!
Last I played D3 was when it came out on Xbox, and that was a lot better than the PC version, but still not that great.  If you like these types of games, Path of Exile is really good.  A new season starts Friday, with a new patch.  I'm pretty excited about it.  I just wish I had gotten into it sooner.

The developers said they were trying to make the game D3 was meant to be, since when D3 came out, it was pretty bad. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on August 30, 2016, 02:37:15 PM
Good suggestion. I had been meaning to try PoE and then had forgotten about it. I'll have to spend a few hours this weekend to compare and contrast.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roland of Gilead on August 30, 2016, 06:18:45 PM
We have been playing WoW today (level 102, whee) and it really is pretty good.  There is no point in trying to race as our server had a level 105 before we even woke up (about 4 hours into the expansion).   I do raid, but mostly do the 5 man mythics which drop pretty nice gear...enough such that I feel like I am advancing.

Like others, I sunk a lot of time into it in vanilla.  We had one of the first guilds back then.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on August 30, 2016, 06:20:04 PM
I played WoW from the beginning up until the time when blood elves came out and they starting putting Paladins/Shamans on both sides.  The problem with that game was always the amount of time you had to invest, you couldn't play casually.  Not after a certain point where all the good gear was in raids that took hours.

Was it a net negative?  Probably but it was definitely entertaining for a while. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on August 31, 2016, 03:30:52 PM
The Division is Amazon's deal of the day.  $24.99 for Xbox 360, PS4, or PC.  Glad I waited!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Northwestie on August 31, 2016, 03:37:31 PM
You guys probably know this stuff - but I never heard of gamers going to a sports arena to watch other gamers play!!  Who knew - another subculture I didn't know existed.

http://www.dota2.com/international/overview/

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: dignam on August 31, 2016, 03:47:03 PM
Right now I play Overwatch when I see friends/co-workers online playing.  Love it for the social aspects, although I'll play solo (not in a friend's party) from time to time too.  I think competitive season 2 starts soon!

Otherwise the one game that I keep going back to year after year is StarCraft II.  The online skill levels currently are through the roof vs. when the game launched.  It is by far the most competitive game I've played.  As far as ladder rankings I'm somewhere between Gold/Platinum which is pretty middle of the road.  Also fun with friends.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jeremy E. on September 02, 2016, 10:42:36 AM
You guys probably know this stuff - but I never heard of gamers going to a sports arena to watch other gamers play!!  Who knew - another subculture I didn't know existed.

http://www.dota2.com/international/overview/
On top of that, this tournament had a $20 million prize pool, more than any other video game tournement ever. Everyone on the first place team got like $1.5 million.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kevin S. on September 02, 2016, 11:05:23 AM
I mainly play ps4. My pc is a giant turd and I don't wanna invest any money upgrading it currently lol

I have been playing Bloodborne - well I have at least been trying to. Holy crap this game is difficult ! Very little save points and very hard / cheap A.I - makes for a challenging experience.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: dignam on September 03, 2016, 05:38:11 AM
You guys probably know this stuff - but I never heard of gamers going to a sports arena to watch other gamers play!!  Who knew - another subculture I didn't know existed.

http://www.dota2.com/international/overview/
On top of that, this tournament had a $20 million prize pool, more than any other video game tournement ever. Everyone on the first place team got like $1.5 million.

It's pretty impressive.  I've watched some SCII tourneys online before where there was a large live audience.  The announcers are hit or miss, but the skill of the best is really amazing.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cyaphas on September 03, 2016, 02:09:29 PM
If you'd have told investors 20 years ago about something like Blizzcon and sited the attendance numbers, you'd have been laughed out of the room. It's amazing how much compputer/console games are raking in now, they make blockbuster movies look tiny.

I really think in 20-30 years, after the boomers die off, the NFL is going to take second place to E-games. ESPN/Disney figured that out a while ago and are slowly shifting in that direction.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on September 05, 2016, 12:26:40 AM
Rather disliked Dishournered.  I just felt like there were so few ways to get through each level; just never punched my buttons I guess.
Me too. Once I acquired the abilities to see baddies through buildings and warp across territory it became too easy and hence boring. Once I finished the main game, I didn't even bother playing the DLC I had purchased.

Once I got tired of the stealth, or did I get stuck? I just went nuts. I enjoyed the game though
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on September 05, 2016, 12:28:11 AM
I mainly play ps4. My pc is a giant turd and I don't wanna invest any money upgrading it currently lol

I have been playing Bloodborne - well I have at least been trying to. Holy crap this game is difficult ! Very little save points and very hard / cheap A.I - makes for a challenging experience.

Try Dark Souls 2 or 3? Those games were not meant for me
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on September 05, 2016, 12:29:51 AM
Anyone play the new Deus Ex yet? I highly recommend it, but keep an eye on Cheapassgamer.com for a deal.

What's on everyone's fall watch list? Do my fellow MMM gamers hit up Black Friday for games? You can find some good deals
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jappe on September 05, 2016, 12:36:28 AM
Anyone played the bf1 beta yet? If so, is it any good?

My new computer arrived saturday, so I assembled it yesterday. Turns out my old screen is single link dvi (or vga) and my gpu is hdmi, displayport or dual link dvi. So my screen doesn't fit on my gpu :(
But that will be fixed today so after 8 years (!) with the same computer, I'll finally be playing on high and will be able to play dx11 games :D

Shadows of mordor will be one of the first, got it on steam summer sale
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: davisgang90 on September 05, 2016, 10:00:20 AM
Anyone played the bf1 beta yet? If so, is it any good?

My new computer arrived saturday, so I assembled it yesterday. Turns out my old screen is single link dvi (or vga) and my gpu is hdmi, displayport or dual link dvi. So my screen doesn't fit on my gpu :(
But that will be fixed today so after 8 years (!) with the same computer, I'll finally be playing on high and will be able to play dx11 games :D

Shadows of mordor will be one of the first, got it on steam summer sale
Shadows of Mordor was fun.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on September 05, 2016, 10:46:38 AM
For those of you who like stealth, try Mark of the Ninja. I've had it in my Steam library forever and finally started it up this weekend. Quite fun!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on September 06, 2016, 08:24:05 AM
Anyone played the bf1 beta yet? If so, is it any good?

My new computer arrived saturday, so I assembled it yesterday. Turns out my old screen is single link dvi (or vga) and my gpu is hdmi, displayport or dual link dvi. So my screen doesn't fit on my gpu :(
But that will be fixed today so after 8 years (!) with the same computer, I'll finally be playing on high and will be able to play dx11 games :D

Shadows of mordor will be one of the first, got it on steam summer sale

Your GPU probably came with a DVI-VGA adapter, no?

I downloaded the BF1 beta last night but haven't tried it yet.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on September 06, 2016, 09:48:07 AM
I'm playing Plants Vs Zombies, the original. I played it over the weekend on a flight and forgot how fun it was. Got home and downloaded the game as I had previously bought it for $0.99 on another computer. Now it's set up on this computer, good times.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Spitfire on September 06, 2016, 10:45:12 AM
I've been watching a fair amount of H1Z1 on twitch lately. I'm not great at FPS but for whatever reason it's entertaining to watch. This guy is really good.

https://www.twitch.tv/warmapplepietg

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on September 06, 2016, 11:05:59 AM
I've been watching a fair amount of H1Z1 on twitch lately. I'm not great at FPS but for whatever reason it's entertaining to watch. This guy is really good.

https://www.twitch.tv/warmapplepietg
I was never able to get into H1Z1.  I think it was just too slow paced and/or the map area was too big for the number of players at the time.  I've taken to watching Anthony Kongphan play The Culling from time to time though.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: meerkat on September 06, 2016, 11:21:21 AM
I'm playing Plants Vs Zombies, the original. I played it over the weekend on a flight and forgot how fun it was. Got home and downloaded the game as I had previously bought it for $0.99 on another computer. Now it's set up on this computer, good times.

Huh, I thought the original PvZ wasn't compatible with my phone but looking again online it seems that it is compatible after all. I played the shit out of the first one and PvZ2 is fun but I think I'd prefer the old one. I know I've had it wishlisted on Steam forever but I think the price hasn't dropped below $4.99.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on September 06, 2016, 01:59:27 PM
For my fellow Runescapers - Runescape Idle Adventures beta is on Steam for free. Not gonna lie, it's pretty dumb. And yet... I'm stuck and I have to figure out a way to get unstuck, and I will not quit until I figure it out. Or I rage quit. Honestly it's an either/or situation at this point. But it is fun in the sense, you play for a few minutes, close it, log back in an hour later and play for a few minutes, close it, rinse and repeat. I'll be more impressed when it comes out on the phone (which I think was the original plan?).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on September 06, 2016, 06:34:57 PM
I've been watching a fair amount of H1Z1 on twitch lately. I'm not great at FPS but for whatever reason it's entertaining to watch. This guy is really good.

https://www.twitch.tv/warmapplepietg

I don't remember his exact name, it's something like FrankieOnPCin1080p on YouTube.  If you like other people playing H1Z1, you will probably like how this guy plays Day Z.  It's not just mindless killing, he tries to weave a story into the game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on September 06, 2016, 06:35:35 PM
I mainly play ps4. My pc is a giant turd and I don't wanna invest any money upgrading it currently lol

I have been playing Bloodborne - well I have at least been trying to. Holy crap this game is difficult ! Very little save points and very hard / cheap A.I - makes for a challenging experience.

Try Dark Souls 2 or 3? Those games were not meant for me

Dark Souls is meant for the true sadists. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on September 07, 2016, 11:33:11 AM
Question that I'm pretty sure I know the answer to but I'm just checking. There may be a new (to me) computer in my future. If I download Steam on my new computer, I'll still have all my old games, but any saved files won't be there. Yes or no?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on September 07, 2016, 01:52:51 PM
I mainly play ps4. My pc is a giant turd and I don't wanna invest any money upgrading it currently lol

I have been playing Bloodborne - well I have at least been trying to. Holy crap this game is difficult ! Very little save points and very hard / cheap A.I - makes for a challenging experience.

Try Dark Souls 2 or 3? Those games were not meant for me

Dark Souls is meant for the true sadists.

Perhaps you mean masochists?

Question that I'm pretty sure I know the answer to but I'm just checking. There may be a new (to me) computer in my future. If I download Steam on my new computer, I'll still have all my old games, but any saved files won't be there. Yes or no?

Unless that particular game supports/is using Steam Cloud saves, you're correct.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on September 07, 2016, 05:49:45 PM
I mainly play ps4. My pc is a giant turd and I don't wanna invest any money upgrading it currently lol

I have been playing Bloodborne - well I have at least been trying to. Holy crap this game is difficult ! Very little save points and very hard / cheap A.I - makes for a challenging experience.

Try Dark Souls 2 or 3? Those games were not meant for me

Dark Souls is meant for the true sadists.

Perhaps you mean masochists?

Lol.  Have you played Dark Souls?  I haven't played 2 or 3 but the original was literally one of the hardest and most frustrating games I've ever played. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on September 07, 2016, 06:05:53 PM
I mainly play ps4. My pc is a giant turd and I don't wanna invest any money upgrading it currently lol

I have been playing Bloodborne - well I have at least been trying to. Holy crap this game is difficult ! Very little save points and very hard / cheap A.I - makes for a challenging experience.

Try Dark Souls 2 or 3? Those games were not meant for me

Dark Souls is meant for the true sadists.

Perhaps you mean masochists?

Lol.  Have you played Dark Souls?  I haven't played 2 or 3 but the original was literally one of the hardest and most frustrating games I've ever played.
masochist
a person who is gratified by pain, degradation, etc., that is self-imposed or imposed by others.

Designed by sadists, perhaps? :P
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on September 08, 2016, 08:21:00 AM
I mainly play ps4. My pc is a giant turd and I don't wanna invest any money upgrading it currently lol

I have been playing Bloodborne - well I have at least been trying to. Holy crap this game is difficult ! Very little save points and very hard / cheap A.I - makes for a challenging experience.

Try Dark Souls 2 or 3? Those games were not meant for me

Dark Souls is meant for the true sadists.

Perhaps you mean masochists?

Lol.  Have you played Dark Souls?  I haven't played 2 or 3 but the original was literally one of the hardest and most frustrating games I've ever played.
masochist
a person who is gratified by pain, degradation, etc., that is self-imposed or imposed by others.

Designed by sadists, perhaps? :P
If I remember correctly, the lead designer was told that the game was too difficult after it was initially playtested, and in response he made it even harder.  He did say that the difficulty was there in order to increase the satisfaction from progressing in the game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on September 08, 2016, 10:53:03 AM
I mainly play ps4. My pc is a giant turd and I don't wanna invest any money upgrading it currently lol

I have been playing Bloodborne - well I have at least been trying to. Holy crap this game is difficult ! Very little save points and very hard / cheap A.I - makes for a challenging experience.

Try Dark Souls 2 or 3? Those games were not meant for me

Dark Souls is meant for the true sadists.

Perhaps you mean masochists?

Lol.  Have you played Dark Souls?  I haven't played 2 or 3 but the original was literally one of the hardest and most frustrating games I've ever played.
masochist
a person who is gratified by pain, degradation, etc., that is self-imposed or imposed by others.

Designed by sadists, perhaps? :P
If I remember correctly, the lead designer was told that the game was too difficult after it was initially playtested, and in response he made it even harder.  He did say that the difficulty was there in order to increase the satisfaction from progressing in the game.

For even more self inflicted pain, play the *shitty* DS 2 port on PC with the default controls.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on September 09, 2016, 12:57:05 PM
I discovered two pieces of sad news on the Steam front this week :(

- Mass Effect is no longer on sale! Sad face. Gamestop has used copies for the 360 for $4, so while I don't enjoy those types of games as much as on a desktop, I figure I'll try it and see if it's worth it (Steam as the first three games bundled for $30).
- I decided to buy Roller Coaster Tycoon (the original!) instead, which I absolutely loved as a kid. It wouldn't open! After trying Steam's recommended diagnostics, I asked for a refund (and was granted it within a few hours). But no Roller Coaster Tycoon :(

I ended up booting up a game I had gotten for free through Origin called Theme Hospital which I hadn't played in a while. Such a silly game but it does get quite challenging!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: planR on September 09, 2016, 01:31:31 PM
Currently playing Fallout 4 on PS4 ... been playing that game since it was release, just can't put it down. Sad thing is that I am working for one of their competitor :P
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on September 15, 2016, 10:01:08 PM
Been playing the new Deus Ex game. Only fall releases I am interested in are Battlefield 1 and possibly Mafia III
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jappe on September 16, 2016, 03:11:47 AM
Thought I'd drop it here since it's been mentioned to me, two games that became free to play recently:
- The crew (on uplay)
- Evolve (on Steam I think)

Not saying they're the best games ever, but they look enjoyable and we can all appreciate free games ^^ Might try them out soon.

Myself I'm playing shadow of mordor now on my new computer. Picked it up for 10€ inclusive all dlc's on a steam sale. Really enjoying it. It's assassins creed gameplay with the Batman arkham series combat system, in a lotr setting.
And besides that rome 2 total war coop multiplayer with a friend. Just finished our egypt+seleucid campaign and now started a rome + epirus one.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on September 16, 2016, 10:15:16 AM
Been playing the new Deus Ex game. Only fall releases I am interested in are Battlefield 1 and possibly Mafia III

I didn't know there was a new Deus Ex game - the first one was wonderful, as was whatever the other sequel was that I played. How's the new game?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on September 27, 2016, 10:29:21 PM
Been playing the new Deus Ex game. Only fall releases I am interested in are Battlefield 1 and possibly Mafia III

I didn't know there was a new Deus Ex game - the first one was wonderful, as was whatever the other sequel was that I played. How's the new game?

Pretty good. I like Human Revolution better which was the last one. The original is still good
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on September 28, 2016, 05:29:04 PM
I held of on the purchase of a PS4 for months, and now the price has dropped so I think I'll pull the trigger. Gonna pick up the uncharted 4 bundle and maybe one other game, any suggestions? Looking at Last of Us, Fallout 4, Witcher 3...

Probably gonna pick up Bioshock Collection at some point, fun games.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on September 28, 2016, 05:43:47 PM
I held of on the purchase of a PS4 for months, and now the price has dropped so I think I'll pull the trigger. Gonna pick up the uncharted 4 bundle and maybe one other game, any suggestions? Looking at Last of Us, Fallout 4, Witcher 3...

Probably gonna pick up Bioshock Collection at some point, fun games.

Can't go wrong with Last of Us, Fallout 4, or Witcher 3.  I've seen good sales on all 3.  Metal Gear V is another I'd put on the list.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Greenway52 on September 28, 2016, 06:24:08 PM
Not a huge gamer, but I do play Age of Empires II occasionally. I started playing it back in 1999/2000 (when I was 8 or 9 years old) when it originally came out and still play a bit today.

It was also where I showed my first signs of being a Mustachian as I always tried to save my gold and other resources and make sure I spend my resources wisely.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: davisgang90 on September 29, 2016, 03:30:02 AM
Not a huge gamer, but I do play Age of Empires II occasionally. I started playing it back in 1999/2000 (when I was 8 or 9 years old) when it originally came out and still play a bit today.

It was also where I showed my first signs of being a Mustachian as I always tried to save my gold and other resources and make sure I spend my resources wisely.
I used to play this with my son and my father got into it.  To this day 20ish years later, my father still plays it every day.

My recent kick has been a replay of Batman Arkham Asylum.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cromacster on September 29, 2016, 06:59:24 AM
Not a huge gamer, but I do play Age of Empires II occasionally. I started playing it back in 1999/2000 (when I was 8 or 9 years old) when it originally came out and still play a bit today.

It was also where I showed my first signs of being a Mustachian as I always tried to save my gold and other resources and make sure I spend my resources wisely.
I used to play this with my son and my father got into it.  To this day 20ish years later, my father still plays it every day.

My recent kick has been a replay of Batman Arkham Asylum.

Haha yes!  I love AoEII!  I played it quite a bit in middle school with friends.  I lost my disks long ago, but about a year or two ago they re-released it on steam with online play again!  Picked it up on sale for 4.99 with the expansion.

Although, if you are into the resource game more than the battle aspect, I suggest you check out Caesar III.  It's sorta a mash between simicty and AoE, but set in Roman times.  I still play this game a few times a month.  You can probably find it for free somewhere (5.99 on Amazon).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: davisgang90 on September 29, 2016, 07:10:13 AM
Not a huge gamer, but I do play Age of Empires II occasionally. I started playing it back in 1999/2000 (when I was 8 or 9 years old) when it originally came out and still play a bit today.

It was also where I showed my first signs of being a Mustachian as I always tried to save my gold and other resources and make sure I spend my resources wisely.
I used to play this with my son and my father got into it.  To this day 20ish years later, my father still plays it every day.

My recent kick has been a replay of Batman Arkham Asylum.

Haha yes!  I love AoEII!  I played it quite a bit in middle school with friends.  I lost my disks long ago, but about a year or two ago they re-released it on steam with online play again!  Picked it up on sale for 4.99 with the expansion.

Although, if you are into the resource game more than the battle aspect, I suggest you check out Caesar III.  It's sorta a mash between simicty and AoE, but set in Roman times.  I still play this game a few times a month.  You can probably find it for free somewhere (5.99 on Amazon).
I used to love Caesar III!  I sucked at it, but loved it!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on September 29, 2016, 09:20:58 AM
I held of on the purchase of a PS4 for months, and now the price has dropped so I think I'll pull the trigger. Gonna pick up the uncharted 4 bundle and maybe one other game, any suggestions? Looking at Last of Us, Fallout 4, Witcher 3...

Probably gonna pick up Bioshock Collection at some point, fun games.

Can't go wrong with Last of Us, Fallout 4, or Witcher 3.  I've seen good sales on all 3.  Metal Gear V is another I'd put on the list.

Got last of us on the playstore for 10 bucks, not a bad deal at all. So far uncharted 4 is impressive as far as graphics go, and as a climber I like the climbing bits, but I think I might prefer open world games.

I'll keep my eye out for sales on fallout 4 and witcher 3 both seem like interesting games.

Side question: How do you all keep your gaming in check and not let it get out of hand with hours of playing all the time?


Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cromacster on September 29, 2016, 09:41:59 AM
Side question: How do you all keep your gaming in check and not let it get out of hand with hours of playing all the time?

Overall, I don't have the time to spend playing games like I did in high school and college.  My wife, dog, and real life responsibilities keep me in check.  Maybe like once every 6 months I will lose myself for a Saturday.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on September 29, 2016, 12:49:01 PM
I held of on the purchase of a PS4 for months, and now the price has dropped so I think I'll pull the trigger. Gonna pick up the uncharted 4 bundle and maybe one other game, any suggestions? Looking at Last of Us, Fallout 4, Witcher 3...

Probably gonna pick up Bioshock Collection at some point, fun games.

Can't go wrong with Last of Us, Fallout 4, or Witcher 3.  I've seen good sales on all 3.  Metal Gear V is another I'd put on the list.

Got last of us on the playstore for 10 bucks, not a bad deal at all. So far uncharted 4 is impressive as far as graphics go, and as a climber I like the climbing bits, but I think I might prefer open world games.

I'll keep my eye out for sales on fallout 4 and witcher 3 both seem like interesting games.

Side question: How do you all keep your gaming in check and not let it get out of hand with hours of playing all the time?

If you like open world, Fallout, Metal Gear, Witcher, and Dragon Age (forgot that one) would all be for you.  I really like The Last of Us, it's an amazing game but it's more about the story. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on September 29, 2016, 01:37:15 PM
Dragon Age <3 (Sorry, feel the need to say that every time that game is mentioned)

I ended up buying the first three Mass Effect games for PC on Amazon for $15. Gamestop online supposedly had the 360 disks for $3, but the one Gamestop I visited was charging $9 or $10, and at least the PC comes with some of the dlc (not all, as some angry reviewers pointed out). I started it over the weekend and suddenly remembered why I usually don't like first person shooters (I absolutely SUCK). But I'm excited for the story so I'll keep pushing along.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on September 29, 2016, 02:13:33 PM
Dragon Age <3 (Sorry, feel the need to say that every time that game is mentioned)

Really? It might've just been because I was playing on an X360, but I found DA:I underwhelming. The ending was... I can't even remember it.

The pop-in was terrible, the loading times were terrible (like, 3 seconds into a cutscene, peoples' clothes and faces would go from jaggy to smooth!).

"OK" would be as far as I'd go with it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on September 29, 2016, 02:32:07 PM
If you had to choose between witcher 3 and fallout 4 which would you go for and why?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on September 29, 2016, 02:51:05 PM
Dragon Age <3 (Sorry, feel the need to say that every time that game is mentioned)

Really? It might've just been because I was playing on an X360, but I found DA:I underwhelming. The ending was... I can't even remember it.

The pop-in was terrible, the loading times were terrible (like, 3 seconds into a cutscene, peoples' clothes and faces would go from jaggy to smooth!).

"OK" would be as far as I'd go with it.

Do you mean I as in the first one (Origins) or I as in Inquisition? I should edit what I wrote to say DA:O <3. I've yet to play either sequels - I didn't hear fantastic things about 2, but Inquisition was supposedly decent enough. I started playing DA:O on 360 but wasn't loving the controls... I ended up getting it for PC and loved it so much more.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on September 29, 2016, 04:01:50 PM
Dragon Age <3 (Sorry, feel the need to say that every time that game is mentioned)

Really? It might've just been because I was playing on an X360, but I found DA:I underwhelming. The ending was... I can't even remember it.

The pop-in was terrible, the loading times were terrible (like, 3 seconds into a cutscene, peoples' clothes and faces would go from jaggy to smooth!).

"OK" would be as far as I'd go with it.

Do you mean I as in the first one (Origins) or I as in Inquisition? I should edit what I wrote to say DA:O <3. I've yet to play either sequels - I didn't hear fantastic things about 2, but Inquisition was supposedly decent enough. I started playing DA:O on 360 but wasn't loving the controls... I ended up getting it for PC and loved it so much more.

I was talking about Inquisition, not Origins. I got maybe 80% of the way through Origins before I got bored of it (I do often hit a "late game hump", has to be a really good game to get me to finish it). I did finish Inquisition but... meh.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Curbside Prophet on September 29, 2016, 07:27:49 PM
If you had to choose between witcher 3 and fallout 4 which would you go for and why?

I would say Fallout 4.  There's just so much to do and so many ways you can play it out.  You do, however, need to like that genre as it's very similar to the previous games IMO.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on September 29, 2016, 09:15:16 PM
Dragon Age <3 (Sorry, feel the need to say that every time that game is mentioned)

I ended up buying the first three Mass Effect games for PC on Amazon for $15. Gamestop online supposedly had the 360 disks for $3, but the one Gamestop I visited was charging $9 or $10, and at least the PC comes with some of the dlc (not all, as some angry reviewers pointed out). I started it over the weekend and suddenly remembered why I usually don't like first person shooters (I absolutely SUCK). But I'm excited for the story so I'll keep pushing along.

Honestly, I would just put it on the easiest difficulty if the challenge starts to get too frustrating. Those games are made by the epic story and really good characters. The fights are crafted well enough that even if they don't feel "challenging," you'll still usually feel pretty accomplished after most of them. Easily three of my favorite games of all time and well worth finishing the series!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on September 30, 2016, 07:29:05 AM
Dragon Age <3 (Sorry, feel the need to say that every time that game is mentioned)

I ended up buying the first three Mass Effect games for PC on Amazon for $15. Gamestop online supposedly had the 360 disks for $3, but the one Gamestop I visited was charging $9 or $10, and at least the PC comes with some of the dlc (not all, as some angry reviewers pointed out). I started it over the weekend and suddenly remembered why I usually don't like first person shooters (I absolutely SUCK). But I'm excited for the story so I'll keep pushing along.

Honestly, I would just put it on the easiest difficulty if the challenge starts to get too frustrating. Those games are made by the epic story and really good characters. The fights are crafted well enough that even if they don't feel "challenging," you'll still usually feel pretty accomplished after most of them. Easily three of my favorite games of all time and well worth finishing the series!

Haha that's exactly what I've been doing. What I did on Dragon Age too. Every time a fight scene pops up I just roll my eyes and set my group up, but now that I have a gun and have to shoot from a distance... I keep putting it away instead of shooting it, or I equip the wrong gun my character can't handle. I'll get there. It might take an infuriating amount of time, but I'm interested in the story enough that I'll make myself figure it out and not be a complete spaz.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on October 04, 2016, 02:28:42 PM
If you had to choose between witcher 3 and fallout 4 which would you go for and why?

I would say Fallout 4.  There's just so much to do and so many ways you can play it out.  You do, however, need to like that genre as it's very similar to the previous games IMO.

I never managed to get through Fallout 3...I did finish The Witcher (1), though.  I have 2 but haven't played it much at all. I've heard that 3 is incredible, but it really takes a special game to take my attention these days.  The last one was the latest Doom...before that, the Mass Effect series is the only one that comes to mind.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ptobeast on October 05, 2016, 09:48:48 AM
Side question: How do you all keep your gaming in check and not let it get out of hand with hours of playing all the time?

Full time job + social life + the need to make my own food usually takes care of that. My carpal tunnel issues (gee thanks day job!) have been helping too, unfortunately. Which also means I'm mostly playing console (Wii U) games when I do play (and I usually limit time on that as well), as my Steam account and all of its games sit on the side being lonely. I'm really excited about Civ 6 coming out soon, so I hope my wrists start improving, but at the same time it's a good excuse to wait until all the DLC is out and bugs are fixed so I can buy it all on sale. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: PhysicsCat on October 06, 2016, 10:52:32 AM
Witcher 3
Factorio
Kerbal Space Program
random crap
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: dignam on October 06, 2016, 12:22:58 PM
So it's been out a few years, but I am an aviation nut (and pilot IRL) and started playing War Thunder.  IDK if they've done graphics updates, but that is a beautiful game on high graphics.  The multiplayer is incredibly challenging too; there are some damn good pilots out there.  You better know your plane's strengths and weaknesses or you're a flaming ball of wreckage heading toward the ground. :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: dignam on October 06, 2016, 12:23:55 PM
oops, double post
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jappe on October 07, 2016, 06:41:31 AM
So it's been out a few years, but I am an aviation nut (and pilot IRL) and started playing War Thunder.  IDK if they've done graphics updates, but that is a beautiful game on high graphics.  The multiplayer is incredibly challenging too; there are some damn good pilots out there.  You better know your plane's strengths and weaknesses or you're a flaming ball of wreckage heading toward the ground. :)
I used to play it quite a lot, although arcade mostly. The realistic versions, although fun, were a bit too low-action for me. Although for an aviation nut it's probably a lot better :)
I also played world of warships till two months ago. Same but with slow warships basically.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: dignam on October 07, 2016, 08:30:39 AM
So it's been out a few years, but I am an aviation nut (and pilot IRL) and started playing War Thunder.  IDK if they've done graphics updates, but that is a beautiful game on high graphics.  The multiplayer is incredibly challenging too; there are some damn good pilots out there.  You better know your plane's strengths and weaknesses or you're a flaming ball of wreckage heading toward the ground. :)
I used to play it quite a lot, although arcade mostly. The realistic versions, although fun, were a bit too low-action for me. Although for an aviation nut it's probably a lot better :)
I also played world of warships till two months ago. Same but with slow warships basically.

Realistic/Simulation mode is a lot of mundane routine punctuated by sheer adrenaline: climb, climb, climb, climb some more, cruise for a bit, begin bombing run, scan skies, keep crui OH **** FIGHTERS ARE DIVING ON ME.  And if you're flying fighters, same thing except you see that juicy bomber waiting to be plucked
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: snacky on October 08, 2016, 06:49:33 PM
I'm playing Dragon Age Inquisition and in the last five minutes I've seduced a noblewoman to get my way and been told by Cassandra that it will never happen between us. This game is so bizarre and awesome.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Gondolin on October 13, 2016, 11:39:31 AM
Sunless Sea/Zubmariner if you like slow games with several novels worth of story/text.

Also, you die a lot.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: SouthernTransplant on October 13, 2016, 11:45:40 AM
If anyone wanted to try Gamefly (basically Netflix for video games), there is a pretty great promotion going on right now that I just signed up for.

Swagbucks is offering 2000 points if you sign up for a two month trial of Gamefly, which only costs  $10 total.  The 2000 points puts you most of the way to a $25 Amazon giftcard (2200 points required) - so you essentially get 2 months of Gamefly service, plus $25 in amazon giftcards, for $10 out of pocket.

I will cancel the subscription before the 2 months is up, but this seems to be a great way to try some PS4 games instead of buying them.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on October 14, 2016, 01:22:35 AM
Just finished Sniper 2 and am about to play Sniper 3. They are excellent games for those into FPSs requiring a bit of patience.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on October 14, 2016, 01:39:13 AM
Just finished Sniper 2 and am about to play Sniper 3. They are excellent games for those into FPSs requiring a bit of patience.

I went back and replayed a bit of Sniper Elite III. Pretty good game; the bullet cam is endless fun.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on October 14, 2016, 02:21:08 AM
the bullet cam is endless fun.
I thought I'd get sick of this but I haven't so far. I play it on Sniper Elite skill level, which I find quite challenging but very satisfying when I progress through a particularly heavy shit storm. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on October 14, 2016, 02:30:29 AM
the bullet cam is endless fun.
I thought I'd get sick of this but I haven't so far. I play it on Sniper Elite skill level, which I find quite challenging but very satisfying when I progress through a particularly heavy shit storm.

Nice.  I preferred a medium level of difficulty on my last play-through. Not sure what I did the first go-around.  The level design kinda got to be frustrating; sure there were options, but it was the "Go left through the building, or right around the cliff. End up at same point" type of options. Much more linear than I expected, based on the descriptions.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jappe on October 14, 2016, 06:30:30 AM
Beyond good and evil is free to pick up in uplay (ubi30 button). Old game though but was very good back in the day (2003)

I'm still on Rome 2 total war, shadow of mordor and heroes of the storm (eu server) mainly. In doubt for BF1, local store will have it for 44€ but not sure yet.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on October 17, 2016, 09:30:21 AM
Anyone living in estern Europe or Russia presently and using Steam?

We could set up a game gifting service for MMM members (MMMM?). I noticed that games are currently much less expensive in those countries than in US or Can.

For instance, Shadow of mordor is 79$ CAD but only costs the equivalent of 40 CAD in Russia.

It is permissible (i.e., not against TOS) for a user to buy a game in a foreign country and gift it to a user in another. The game itself becomes account bound to the giftee.



Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: dividendman on October 17, 2016, 10:41:36 AM
Civilization VI is coming out soon! I already pre-ordered it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ElGrillo on November 16, 2016, 09:21:39 PM
Civilization VI is coming out soon! I already pre-ordered it.

I'm liking it so far. They will need to put out some patches, but all in all I think it's a really solid game!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on November 16, 2016, 10:15:59 PM
I finally got around to moving the PS4 from the (shared) living room into my bedroom, and started playing the few games that I have. I wrapped up Uncharted a couple of weeks ago and finished Uncharted 2 tonight.  Next up is Uncharted 3, then I'll finish The Last of Us.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 17, 2016, 08:13:33 AM
I finally got around to moving the PS4 from the (shared) living room into my bedroom, and started playing the few games that I have. I wrapped up Uncharted a couple of weeks ago and finished Uncharted 2 tonight.  Next up is Uncharted 3, then I'll finish The Last of Us.

You're in for a real round of great gaming. Naughty Dogbhit it out if the park with those games.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on November 17, 2016, 03:53:56 PM
I finally got around to moving the PS4 from the (shared) living room into my bedroom, and started playing the few games that I have. I wrapped up Uncharted a couple of weeks ago and finished Uncharted 2 tonight.  Next up is Uncharted 3, then I'll finish The Last of Us.

You're in for a real round of great gaming. Naughty Dogbhit it out if the park with those games.

I keep eyeing Uncharted 4 and GTA V...meanwhile, my PC game collection is sitting idly by :P
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on November 18, 2016, 10:21:24 AM
Uncharted 4 is visually impressive. GTA V is just the best game ever made, IMHO.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on November 18, 2016, 10:31:59 AM
Uncharted 4 is visually impressive. GTA V is just the best game ever made, IMHO.

I wouldn't say best game ever, but really fucking good though. Definitely worth playing.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on November 18, 2016, 11:58:56 AM
Elder Scrolls online is free to play this weekend, and seriously discounted on Steam/PS4/(?)XBone.

$13.50, in Canadian money. Giving it a whirl now - not bad, so far! High quality.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on November 18, 2016, 04:01:21 PM
Uncharted 4 is visually impressive. GTA V is just the best game ever made, IMHO.

I wouldn't say best game ever, but really fucking good though. Definitely worth playing.

Which title holds that position for you?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on November 18, 2016, 05:03:37 PM
Uncharted 4 is visually impressive. GTA V is just the best game ever made, IMHO.

I wouldn't say best game ever, but really fucking good though. Definitely worth playing.

Which title holds that position for you?

Skyrim.  Most fun I've ever had in a game, and most time I've ever spent playing.  Played it as recently as 3 days ago. A lot more replay value than GTA V imo.  Both great games though.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on November 18, 2016, 06:09:53 PM
I have yet to play GTA V, but I have never played a game more that I have played Skyrim. I am not even playing the PC version, but damn is this game FUN! The replay value is really high.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on November 19, 2016, 08:31:37 AM
Uncharted 4 is visually impressive. GTA V is just the best game ever made, IMHO.

I wouldn't say best game ever, but really fucking good though. Definitely worth playing.

Which title holds that position for you?

Skyrim.  Most fun I've ever had in a game, and most time I've ever spent playing.  Played it as recently as 3 days ago. A lot more replay value than GTA V imo.  Both great games though.

I couldn't really get into Skyrim (or Fallout, for that matter). The Mass Effect series is one of my favorites.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on November 19, 2016, 01:19:16 PM
Uncharted 4 is visually impressive. GTA V is just the best game ever made, IMHO.

I wouldn't say best game ever, but really fucking good though. Definitely worth playing.

Which title holds that position for you?

Skyrim.  Most fun I've ever had in a game, and most time I've ever spent playing.  Played it as recently as 3 days ago. A lot more replay value than GTA V imo.  Both great games though.

I couldn't really get into Skyrim (or Fallout, for that matter). The Mass Effect series is one of my favorites.

It took me a few days to get into skyrim.  Once I did though I couldn't get enough.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on November 19, 2016, 03:00:24 PM
Playing Rise of the Tomb Raider now. Graphics are gorgeous and game play is excellent.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 19, 2016, 05:04:49 PM
Playing Rise of the Tomb Raider now. Graphics are gorgeous and game play is excellent.
urg. Been lusting after that one as well
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on November 19, 2016, 08:33:27 PM
Playing Rise of the Tomb Raider now. Graphics are gorgeous and game play is excellent.
urg. Been lusting after that one as well
Got it on Steam on a 50% off sale day.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Bakari on November 19, 2016, 09:31:45 PM
Ocarina of Time, Perfect Dark, and when we have guests over, Pokemon Stadium Kids Club, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros.


I am actually considering my first console purchase since I got the N64 (used, after PS2 and xbox were out, for $25, in 2003 give or take) once LoZ Breath of the Wild comes out for the Switch.  Just in time for (semi?) retirement!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 20, 2016, 05:20:44 AM
Ocarina of Time, Perfect Dark, and when we have guests over, Pokemon Stadium Kids Club, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros.


I am actually considering my first console purchase since I got the N64 (used, after PS2 and xbox were out, for $25, in 2003 give or take) once LoZ Breath of the Wild comes out for the Switch.  Just in time for (semi?) retirement!

Super Smash Bros is a party classic.  Between that, Kart and Mario Party, I've never felt that I'd ever need a Wii or any other 'group' console gaming system.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on November 20, 2016, 09:14:20 PM
Ocarina of Time, Perfect Dark, and when we have guests over, Pokemon Stadium Kids Club, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros.


I am actually considering my first console purchase since I got the N64 (used, after PS2 and xbox were out, for $25, in 2003 give or take) once LoZ Breath of the Wild comes out for the Switch.  Just in time for (semi?) retirement!

Super Smash Bros is a party classic.  Between that, Kart and Mario Party, I've never felt that I'd ever need a Wii or any other 'group' console gaming system.

Mario Party and Mario Kart are great party games for non-gamers

I picked up Dishonored 2, Skyrim Remastered and Titanfall 2, all on the cheap thanks to Best Buy running a buy one get another game 40% and Titanfall 2 was $27. Havent played any of them been playing Battlefield 1, and its a lot of fun

Anyone getting games on Black Friday?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kevin S. on November 29, 2016, 10:20:20 AM
Just bought Titanfall 2 ( 29 bucks at walmart!) , great game so far ! Only played single player but it's fun! If you like mechs buy it ! Didn't play the first one but I might buy it after I get through this one.

Have the new Final Fantasy coming - it was on sale with amazon prime (using the first free month membership deal) for like $ 40 bucks shipped !

Cheap new video games ftw !


Ohhhhhh man I got to try out my buddies ps4 pro / vr headset ! He had some horror game (forget the name of it) that was amazing! Surprisingly the headset did not get heavy after an hour or so of use. Very well made! Will have to buy it once prices come down ! So dang tempting though! Glad I became frugal before all this fancy tech came out or my wallet would be on fire right now lol
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kevin S. on November 29, 2016, 10:35:55 AM
Ocarina of Time, Perfect Dark, and when we have guests over, Pokemon Stadium Kids Club, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros.


I am actually considering my first console purchase since I got the N64 (used, after PS2 and xbox were out, for $25, in 2003 give or take) once LoZ Breath of the Wild comes out for the Switch.  Just in time for (semi?) retirement!

Super Smash Bros is a party classic.  Between that, Kart and Mario Party, I've never felt that I'd ever need a Wii or any other 'group' console gaming system.

Mario Party and Mario Kart are great party games for non-gamers

I picked up Dishonored 2, Skyrim Remastered and Titanfall 2, all on the cheap thanks to Best Buy running a buy one get another game 40% and Titanfall 2 was $27. Havent played any of them been playing Battlefield 1, and its a lot of fun

Anyone getting games on Black Friday?

Dang ! beat me by 2 bucks on the titanfall 2 deal lol
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: chesebert on November 30, 2016, 10:21:25 AM
This thread should be in the antimustachian section given folks here are spending hundreds on video games and machines
Uncharted 4 is visually impressive. GTA V is just the best game ever made, IMHO.

I wouldn't say best game ever, but really fucking good though. Definitely worth playing.

Which title holds that position for you?

Skyrim.  Most fun I've ever had in a game, and most time I've ever spent playing.  Played it as recently as 3 days ago. A lot more replay value than GTA V imo.  Both great games though.

you need to play Enderal total conversion for Skyrim.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalnacho on November 30, 2016, 10:25:23 AM
This thread should be in the antimustachian section given folks here are spending hundreds on video games and machines
Uncharted 4 is visually impressive. GTA V is just the best game ever made, IMHO.

I wouldn't say best game ever, but really fucking good though. Definitely worth playing.

Which title holds that position for you?

Skyrim.  Most fun I've ever had in a game, and most time I've ever spent playing.  Played it as recently as 3 days ago. A lot more replay value than GTA V imo.  Both great games though.

you need to play Enderal total conversion for Skyrim.

I played it on the ps3 so no mods and no enderal.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on November 30, 2016, 10:31:43 AM
I picked up Whitcher Wild Hunt and have been playing it a lot, really fun game.

Looking forward to a couple of games at the beginning of 2107; Yakuza 0 and Horizon Zero Dawn.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on November 30, 2016, 12:56:43 PM
Black Friday sales were pretty good in Australia too. Picked up Titanfall 2, Witcher 3, Crysis 3 and Fallout 4 for a total of what I would have paid for just Titanfall 2 a week before.

Currently playing Titanfall 2 single player campaign and I'd have to say it is one of the best gaming experiences I have ever had, whether I'm in BT or not. The time shift part of the game was just awesome.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: runningthroughFIRE on November 30, 2016, 01:30:44 PM
This thread should be in the antimustachian section given folks here are spending hundreds on video games and machines
Uncharted 4 is visually impressive. GTA V is just the best game ever made, IMHO.

I wouldn't say best game ever, but really fucking good though. Definitely worth playing.

Which title holds that position for you?

Skyrim.  Most fun I've ever had in a game, and most time I've ever spent playing.  Played it as recently as 3 days ago. A lot more replay value than GTA V imo.  Both great games though.

you need to play Enderal total conversion for Skyrim.
Does the Enderal mod work with the remastered Skyrim? Both are on my list to try out eventually, but I can't decide which I would rather do first.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Bakari on December 01, 2016, 09:35:43 AM
We just started playing Champions of Norrath (for PS2 - which I picked up free in a dump run) leading to the (I believe) unprecedented occurrence of my wife spontaneously making the suggestion that we play a video game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on December 01, 2016, 09:45:03 AM
Got a PS4 Slim when it was on sale recently and have been playing Uncharted 4 and Disgaea 5. Uncharted 4 is probably not a game I would have purchased if it didn't come bundled with the PS4 but I've really been enjoying it. Disgaea 5 is an incremental improvement on Disgaea 4 and Disgaea D2 which was all I wanted/expected.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kevin S. on December 01, 2016, 11:07:02 AM
Black Friday sales were pretty good in Australia too. Picked up Titanfall 2, Witcher 3, Crysis 3 and Fallout 4 for a total of what I would have paid for just Titanfall 2 a week before.

Currently playing Titanfall 2 single player campaign and I'd have to say it is one of the best gaming experiences I have ever had, whether I'm in BT or not. The time shift part of the game was just awesome.

Pretty fun single player for sure ! Reminds me of the original halo. Very engrossing !
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on December 01, 2016, 12:02:03 PM
Got a PS4 Slim when it was on sale recently and have been playing Uncharted 4 and Disgaea 5. Uncharted 4 is probably not a game I would have purchased if it didn't come bundled with the PS4 but I've really been enjoying it. Disgaea 5 is an incremental improvement on Disgaea 4 and Disgaea D2 which was all I wanted/expected.

If you're interested in playing the first three, I'd be happy to swap my Uncharted Collection (1-3) for 4 so I can play that one too!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on December 01, 2016, 02:38:28 PM
Got a PS4 Slim when it was on sale recently and have been playing Uncharted 4 and Disgaea 5. Uncharted 4 is probably not a game I would have purchased if it didn't come bundled with the PS4 but I've really been enjoying it. Disgaea 5 is an incremental improvement on Disgaea 4 and Disgaea D2 which was all I wanted/expected.

If you're interested in playing the first three, I'd be happy to swap my Uncharted Collection (1-3) for 4 so I can play that one too!

The collection is on our Christmas wish list, so I expect we'll have it by the end of December. :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on December 02, 2016, 07:24:12 AM
We just started playing Champions of Norrath (for PS2 - which I picked up free in a dump run) leading to the (I believe) unprecedented occurrence of my wife spontaneously making the suggestion that we play a video game.

I love that game!  It is magical for bringing people that might not otherwise play video games together. I've spent many nights staying up late with college girls working through that game; even after several play-throughs it was still enjoyable.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Bakari on December 02, 2016, 09:05:26 AM
We just started playing Champions of Norrath (for PS2 - which I picked up free in a dump run) leading to the (I believe) unprecedented occurrence of my wife spontaneously making the suggestion that we play a video game.

I love that game!  It is magical for bringing people that might not otherwise play video games together. I've spent many nights staying up late with college girls working through that game; even after several play-throughs it was still enjoyable.


This is only the second for me;)
I had actually  forgotten about that!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: chesebert on December 02, 2016, 12:40:53 PM
This thread should be in the antimustachian section given folks here are spending hundreds on video games and machines
Uncharted 4 is visually impressive. GTA V is just the best game ever made, IMHO.

I wouldn't say best game ever, but really fucking good though. Definitely worth playing.

Which title holds that position for you?

Skyrim.  Most fun I've ever had in a game, and most time I've ever spent playing.  Played it as recently as 3 days ago. A lot more replay value than GTA V imo.  Both great games though.

you need to play Enderal total conversion for Skyrim.
Does the Enderal mod work with the remastered Skyrim? Both are on my list to try out eventually, but I can't decide which I would rather do first.
Not sure. Just get the regular Skyrim. ENB mods look better than the remastered. Enderal looks great as well.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jappe on December 07, 2016, 05:21:36 AM
Today on uplay: Get Aassissins Creed 3 for free (haven't been able to check myself yet since I'm not home at the moment).

From the 15th till 18th there is a free game every day as well, so might as well claim them :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: davisgang90 on December 07, 2016, 07:35:10 AM
Another Skyrim fan here.  I've played it for thousands of hours since I first bought it.  Certainly have gotten my money's worth out of it.

Splinter Cell Blacklist is another game I've got way too much time on. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: golden1 on December 07, 2016, 07:42:18 AM
If any of you are or were former WoW fans, I have been sucked into Legion hard.  It is by far the best expansion they have released, IMO. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on December 07, 2016, 07:39:19 PM
If any of you are or were former WoW fans, I have been sucked into Legion hard.  It is by far the best expansion they have released, IMO.

What stage were you at before you got it? My chars are quite out of date.. I can probably do the free trial, but I think I didn't even gain a level in MoP.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on December 15, 2016, 03:03:04 PM
I don't know if anyone suggested this yet, but Path or Exile PC action RPG) is free to play and, having played Diablo 3, can say that it is at least as good if not better.

You can buy additional skins and stash tabs for money but I not spending a dime is not going to block you in any way.

Besides it has the most insane skill tree I ever saw in any game, EVER. Crazy!

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Financial.Velociraptor on December 15, 2016, 03:05:01 PM
If any of you are or were former WoW fans, I have been sucked into Legion hard.  It is by far the best expansion they have released, IMO.

What stage were you at before you got it? My chars are quite out of date.. I can probably do the free trial, but I think I didn't even gain a level in MoP.

The expansion comes with a character boost for one toon at no extra cost.  You can go from level 1 to current content with a mouseclick.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: secondcor521 on December 15, 2016, 05:00:16 PM
Right now I play Overwatch when I see friends/co-workers online playing.  Love it for the social aspects, although I'll play solo (not in a friend's party) from time to time too.  I think competitive season 2 starts soon!

My son plays Overwatch semi-pro.  He was top 500 in season 2, and coaches and boosts now for fun and pocket money.  He also has a YouTube channel with some highlights of his.  See my sig if you're interested.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: sleepyguy on December 16, 2016, 06:12:39 AM
More free games!

https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/14/jrpg-classic-lost-odyssey-xbox-one/

One of the better last gen JRPGs for the 360 (might have been only like 10 released on the 360).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on December 16, 2016, 12:57:32 PM
More free games!

https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/14/jrpg-classic-lost-odyssey-xbox-one/

One of the better last gen JRPGs for the 360 (might have been only like 10 released on the 360).

I'm playing it, actually. Not bad.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on December 16, 2016, 01:04:23 PM
Uncharted 4 on my new PS4 - kinda disappointed so far.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on December 18, 2016, 09:03:23 PM
Really enjoyed Titanfall 2's SP. I've been playing Dishonored 2 and Rise of the Tomb Raider

Had a bunch of Gamestop reward certs that were expiring picked up some games to pad the backlog
Heavy Rain for PS3, Dying Light, Mass Effect Trilogy...

I guess I'll get to these when I finish Skyrim, Fallout 4's DLC and Divinity Original Sin.

Maybe I'll squeeze in Batman Telltale, Uncharted Collection, Fallout New Vegas' DLC and Assassin's Creed Rogue
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: EverCurious on December 27, 2016, 11:13:28 AM
This War of Mine: The Little Ones DLC. I love this game, although it does gets depressing at times. Seriously the military in this fictional country are complete jerks.

I balance all the depression out with South Park:  The Stick of Truth, where I, the great Sir Douchebag, vanquish Nazi zombies and release Dragonfarts upon my foes.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: sleepyguy on December 27, 2016, 01:12:14 PM
Damn that sucks to hear... GF just got me the PS4 Uncharted 4 bundle for xmas (MMM way, she got most of it with store pts).

I also picked up Nathan Drake Collection as well.  Haven't even unboxed either yet... way too busy!

Looking to pickup 5-6 PS4 titles i've been really curious about but never got a chance to try.  Pricing is really good on previous PS4 titles currently, lots of titles are $30 or under (Canadian $).

Uncharted 4 on my new PS4 - kinda disappointed so far.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on December 27, 2016, 01:14:37 PM
UC4: The last 3rd of the game almost made up for the first 2/3rds. Maybe a good way to round out the series, and roughly enjoyable to play, but wouldn't probably rate a re-play, in my opinion. Just didn't have the impact of the other games in the series.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on December 27, 2016, 01:17:30 PM
Would anyone be interested in an MMM game exchange? I rarely replay games because there's so much other stuff to play, so once I've finished something I have no use for it anymore.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on December 27, 2016, 01:21:57 PM
UC4: The last 3rd of the game almost made up for the first 2/3rds. Maybe a good way to round out the series, and roughly enjoyable to play, but wouldn't probably rate a re-play, in my opinion. Just didn't have the impact of the other games in the series.

Have you tried the multiplayer? I've gotten some decent play time out of it so far. They also came out with a new survival game mode recently.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on December 27, 2016, 01:41:54 PM
UC4: The last 3rd of the game almost made up for the first 2/3rds. Maybe a good way to round out the series, and roughly enjoyable to play, but wouldn't probably rate a re-play, in my opinion. Just didn't have the impact of the other games in the series.

Have you tried the multiplayer? I've gotten some decent play time out of it so far. They also came out with a new survival game mode recently.

I'm not sure I play enough to rate a subscription to PS+ - maybe in the future if I have more free time.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: eljefe-speaks on December 27, 2016, 03:03:42 PM
PC gamer here. I jumped from consoles and pieced together my own PC, which was really entertaining in itself. Dark Souls is my all-time favorite game. I am mildly obsessed with it. I just finished Dark Souls 3 and loved it completely as well. The most hours I ever put in a game is Borderlands 2. I found the hunt for better and better loot to be SO addictive. I made it all the way to OP8 with the help of some friendly, online strangers.

Dear Dragon Age fans: what am I missing!? I put 8 hours in DA Origins. I thought the game play was pretty fun, but REALLY complicated and difficult. Then, when I realized I had to talk to all my characters to learn their stories and keep up their morale, I was like this is just a damn soap opera. People seem to love it. Dunno?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on December 27, 2016, 03:59:52 PM
Would anyone be interested in an MMM game exchange? I rarely replay games because there's so much other stuff to play, so once I've finished something I have no use for it anymore.

I would be interested. I only have an older PS3 though and don't buy too many games either.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Philociraptor on December 28, 2016, 01:24:36 PM
Am going to pickup either Pokémon Sun or Moon tomorrow during lunch.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: eljefe-speaks on December 28, 2016, 01:46:00 PM
OK, I read the entire thread, but saw no mention of some of my recent favorites:

Grim Dawn - I am playing this one now. It's an ARPG like Dragon Age, but somehow more approachable for me. I will have another go at DA:O after I beat it.

Mad Max - This game has the Batman fighting style. It can get repetitive in parts, but taking out rolling motorcades while driving is really damn fun. It captures the feel of that most recent Mad Max movie well.

Bioshock Infinite - best story and best ending I have ever seen in a game.

Hate to be a hater, but parts of Witcher III just drove me insane. It's a great game, for sure. I particularly enjoyed the fluidity of the fighting. The game just had to let me do more of that, rather than insist I sit through long, boring scenes. I almost never get invested in the story of a game because the writing, acting, plot, everything is typically bad. What is coming to mind here - and I don not believe this is a spoiler - is the sequence in Witcher III where you have to act in a play and remember your lines. What!? I just want to hack up Drowners with my new sword!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: minimalistgamer on December 28, 2016, 09:44:20 PM
Mad Max - This game has the Batman fighting style. It can get repetitive in parts, but taking out rolling motorcades while driving is really damn fun. It captures the feel of that most recent Mad Max movie well.

Bioshock Infinite - best story and best ending I have ever seen in a game.

Hate to be a hater, but parts of Witcher III just drove me insane. It's a great game, for sure. I particularly enjoyed the fluidity of the fighting. The game just had to let me do more of that, rather than insist I sit through long, boring scenes. I almost never get invested in the story of a game because the writing, acting, plot, everything is typically bad. What is coming to mind here - and I don not believe this is a spoiler - is the sequence in Witcher III where you have to act in a play and remember your lines. What!? I just want to hack up Drowners with my new sword!

All of these games are on my must play list. At the moment, I am playing Battlefield 1 and Witcher 2.

I want to pick up Mad Max on steam...not sure if I should considering I have a very large catalog of games to play....

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on December 31, 2016, 06:39:16 AM
Would anyone be interested in an MMM game exchange? I rarely replay games because there's so much other stuff to play, so once I've finished something I have no use for it anymore.

I would be interested. I only have an older PS3 though and don't buy too many games either.

Aren't there already businesses that do this? I buy all of my games used for super cheap, and trade them back in when I've finished them. There's a slight loss, but no more than if I gave the games away and had to pay to ship them to someone else in an exchange.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: minimalistgamer on January 08, 2017, 10:46:50 PM
Played a lot of Witcher 2 over the weekend. Great game. Really enjoying it. I want to buy Witcher 3 at some point, but I am going to wait for it to go on sale on GoG. I have a long list of games I want to finish before I buy more games.

I have the eternal PC problem - more games than time!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ptobeast on January 09, 2017, 03:15:26 PM
I got Cities: Skylines during the winter Steam sale, that's been a lot of fun. I'm really awful at road design though, and end up plowing through neighborhoods to add more roads to alleviate traffic. AKA all of my roads are spaghetti.

Been playing a lot of Civ 5 lately as well, really want to get Civ 6 but the discount never dipped below 10% during the sale, and I'm cheap enough to want to wait until they have a nicely discounted package with all the DLC and such. Which I'm OK with, as Civ 5 still has a lot of life in it!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 09, 2017, 03:55:23 PM
I got Cities: Skylines during the winter Steam sale, that's been a lot of fun. I'm really awful at road design though, and end up plowing through neighborhoods to add more roads to alleviate traffic. AKA all of my roads are spaghetti.

Been playing a lot of Civ 5 lately as well, really want to get Civ 6 but the discount never dipped below 10% during the sale, and I'm cheap enough to want to wait until they have a nicely discounted package with all the DLC and such. Which I'm OK with, as Civ 5 still has a lot of life in it!

So you basically designed New Jersey? :P
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: sleepyguy on January 09, 2017, 04:54:28 PM
I heard good things about Endless Legend, the base games onsale constantly at $6 or so... so definitely work a try.  Sorta like Civ what I've been told but more RPG'ish.

I have a pretty short attention span when it comes to learning curve so I tend to get into games that I and dig right into and play.

I got Cities: Skylines during the winter Steam sale, that's been a lot of fun. I'm really awful at road design though, and end up plowing through neighborhoods to add more roads to alleviate traffic. AKA all of my roads are spaghetti.

Been playing a lot of Civ 5 lately as well, really want to get Civ 6 but the discount never dipped below 10% during the sale, and I'm cheap enough to want to wait until they have a nicely discounted package with all the DLC and such. Which I'm OK with, as Civ 5 still has a lot of life in it!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: chesebert on January 09, 2017, 04:54:34 PM
I am playing/replaying some old PS2 games on PC. They feel completely different and look completely different when played on a modern PC. Most of the graphics scale very well to 1440p and I would imagine 4K as well. The rendering and shader effects using modern GPUs is truly transformative.

And the best part is .... you can employ various cheats and you are no longer reliant on in-game saves - you can basically save anytime anywhere (e.g., save right before you have to flip a coin or make a irreversible choice).

I have a pretty beefed up PC, so YMMV.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on January 09, 2017, 05:03:39 PM
Played a lot of Witcher 2 over the weekend. Great game. Really enjoying it. I want to buy Witcher 3 at some point, but I am going to wait for it to go on sale on GoG. I have a long list of games I want to finish before I buy more games.

I have the eternal PC problem - more games than time!

Witcher 3 has the tendency to suck me in for hours. The quest will seem fairly simple, oh I just need to finish these 3 tasks, quickly turns into them adding more and more tasks as the quest goes on. I do wish there was more action in the game, but it is still very engaging. 

I got the complete edition on amazon for around $30, but I see it has since increased in price, not sure why.

There are still a couple of new games that are coming out that caught my eye. Not frugal to buy new games upon release though.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on January 09, 2017, 10:11:23 PM
I got Cities: Skylines during the winter Steam sale, that's been a lot of fun. I'm really awful at road design though, and end up plowing through neighborhoods to add more roads to alleviate traffic. AKA all of my roads are spaghetti.

Been playing a lot of Civ 5 lately as well, really want to get Civ 6 but the discount never dipped below 10% during the sale, and I'm cheap enough to want to wait until they have a nicely discounted package with all the DLC and such. Which I'm OK with, as Civ 5 still has a lot of life in it!

So you basically designed New Jersey? :P

Nice.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on January 10, 2017, 09:52:13 AM
I was complaining that I wish there was more action in witcher 3. Last night I played a little different and found plenty of action. If you just want action and slashing then go and explore the undiscovered locations marked by an "?" on the map. Not only do you get lots of action, you also find lots of cool stuff in those locations.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ptobeast on January 10, 2017, 04:06:42 PM
So you basically designed New Jersey? :P

Ahaha!

I heard good things about Endless Legend, the base games onsale constantly at $6 or so... so definitely work a try.  Sorta like Civ what I've been told but more RPG'ish.

Interesting, I will have to check that out. Thanks for the recommendation!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Bakari on January 10, 2017, 07:49:14 PM
I hadn't heard of Cities: Skyline.
Now I went and looked into it.
My 8 year old laptop doesn't have the specs to run it.
I have never had anything it couldn't handle that I wanted before.


THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MUSTACHIAN FORUM ISN'T IT ENOUGH THAT I'M CONSIDERING BUYING A CURRENT GENERATION CONSOLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE WHY ARE YOU TEMPTING ME INTO BUYING STUFF I ABSOLUTELY DON'T NEED???!??!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ElGrillo on January 10, 2017, 11:19:27 PM
I got Cities: Skylines during the winter Steam sale, that's been a lot of fun. I'm really awful at road design though, and end up plowing through neighborhoods to add more roads to alleviate traffic. AKA all of my roads are spaghetti.

Been playing a lot of Civ 5 lately as well, really want to get Civ 6 but the discount never dipped below 10% during the sale, and I'm cheap enough to want to wait until they have a nicely discounted package with all the DLC and such. Which I'm OK with, as Civ 5 still has a lot of life in it!

Right now Civ 6 is still unbalanced in a lot of ways, so getting it later is a good call for that reason, too. Civ 5 is holding me over until I get a new computer that can handle 6.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on January 11, 2017, 03:05:56 PM
THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MUSTACHIAN FORUM ISN'T IT ENOUGH THAT I'M CONSIDERING BUYING A CURRENT GENERATION CONSOLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE WHY ARE YOU TEMPTING ME INTO BUYING STUFF I ABSOLUTELY DON'T NEED???!??!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!

Ditch the current gen console, buy a better PC, play skyline and save.

Current gen console are equivalent in power to 5-6 years old PCs which can be had for next to nothing.

Do you want to get it for the "exclusives"?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 11, 2017, 03:51:43 PM
THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MUSTACHIAN FORUM ISN'T IT ENOUGH THAT I'M CONSIDERING BUYING A CURRENT GENERATION CONSOLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE WHY ARE YOU TEMPTING ME INTO BUYING STUFF I ABSOLUTELY DON'T NEED???!??!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!

Ditch the current gen console, buy a better PC, play skyline and save.

Current gen console are equivalent in power to 5-6 years old PCs which can be had for next to nothing.

Do you want to get it for the "exclusives"?

Current gen consoles can also be had for next to nothing, lol.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on January 12, 2017, 05:56:40 AM
Current gen consoles can also be had for next to nothing, lol.

Like 100$? Around here am I seeing them for 250-600$ (CAD) depending on model.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on January 12, 2017, 07:34:12 AM
Current gen consoles can also be had for next to nothing, lol.

Like 100$? Around here am I seeing them for 250-600$ (CAD) depending on model.

Do you do Shoppers Optimum? There were some hot deals where you got nearly $100 back in points on a 20x day.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: GrumpyPenguin on January 12, 2017, 07:46:40 AM
PC gamer here.

I loved Witcher 3, Cities: Skylines, and Bioshock Infinity, as I saw others mention above.

I enjoy games I can sit on the couch and play with my girlfriend.  Something simple like Trine or a lego game works well.  We went through Life is Strange a few months back (with her controlling, me watching and helping) and both really enjoyed it.

These days I've been playing mostly Overwatch and Battlefield 1. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: sw1tch on January 12, 2017, 09:45:10 AM
PC gamer here.

I loved Witcher 3, Cities: Skylines, and Bioshock Infinity, as I saw others mention above.

I enjoy games I can sit on the couch and play with my girlfriend.  Something simple like Trine or a lego game works well.  We went through Life is Strange a few months back (with her controlling, me watching and helping) and both really enjoyed it.

These days I've been playing mostly Overwatch and Battlefield 1.

I'm in the same boat with trying to get my wife into more gaming with me.  I'm interested in knowing what other games you've played/ playing with your girlfriend.

We really like "Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light" for some fun couch co-op.  We tried Little Big Planet but plat-forming just wasn't her thing - kind of leaves Trine out of it, also.  The Telltale games are also pretty fun to play together (someone makes choices, other watches).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Bakari on January 12, 2017, 09:58:43 AM
THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE MUSTACHIAN FORUM ISN'T IT ENOUGH THAT I'M CONSIDERING BUYING A CURRENT GENERATION CONSOLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE WHY ARE YOU TEMPTING ME INTO BUYING STUFF I ABSOLUTELY DON'T NEED???!??!?!?!??!?!??!?!?!

Ditch the current gen console, buy a better PC, play skyline and save.

Current gen console are equivalent in power to 5-6 years old PCs which can be had for next to nothing.

Do you want to get it for the "exclusives"?


I've been considering getting the Switch, maybe a year or so after it comes out, mainly just for Breath of the Wild (the first of the series was the single best game of it's generation, Ocarina of Time probably my own personal favorite, and the game I was able to get two totally non-gamer partners to get into).


As evidenced by my 2008 laptop (which I only purchased when my then 8 year old laptop burned out its motherboard after 8 solid years), I don't generally care about cutting edge computing ability, so long as it can do whatever I need to get done.  So, a console that can't produce the graphics of a new PC doesn't bother me one bit.


As other's have mentioned, sometimes its nice to be able to play while not sitting at my desk, and my wife has recently been as into playing as me, but she would never go for it if it wasn't side by side in the living room
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on January 12, 2017, 10:07:33 AM
As other's have mentioned, sometimes its nice to be able to play while not sitting at my desk, and my wife has recently been as into playing as me, but she would never go for it if it wasn't side by side in the living room

You have a point there, but streaming units are closing the gap fairly quickly. A 20$ steam link can do wonders if you are not too picky about sound and graphics.

And It's TINY.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Bakari on January 12, 2017, 05:03:50 PM
As other's have mentioned, sometimes its nice to be able to play while not sitting at my desk, and my wife has recently been as into playing as me, but she would never go for it if it wasn't side by side in the living room

You have a point there, but streaming units are closing the gap fairly quickly. A 20$ steam link can do wonders if you are not too picky about sound and graphics.

And It's TINY.
interesting, didn't know it existed (but not surprised either).  But then I'd also need a couple controllers and a wireless keyboard, not to mention a newer fancier TV...
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 12, 2017, 09:04:54 PM
Current gen consoles can also be had for next to nothing, lol.

Like 100$? Around here am I seeing them for 250-600$ (CAD) depending on model.

You couldn't find a computer I'd be willing to use for $100, let alone play games on.  PS4 bundles in the US are routinely at $250, and xBox Ones can be had for $170 (https://slickdeals.net/f/9658864-ebay-refurbished-xbox-one-500-gb-169-96-refurbished-by-microsoft?v=1&src=SiteSearch).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: purplepear on January 12, 2017, 10:12:45 PM
As other's have mentioned, sometimes its nice to be able to play while not sitting at my desk, and my wife has recently been as into playing as me, but she would never go for it if it wasn't side by side in the living room

You have a point there, but streaming units are closing the gap fairly quickly. A 20$ steam link can do wonders if you are not too picky about sound and graphics.

And It's TINY.
We bought a Steam Link for $20, and it's been great for streaming games where high fps isn't important. The hubs & I have played platformers like Ori & the Blind Forest and Shovel Knight and even Dark Souls III without an issue. Also you can use xbox & other controllers with the steam link, no need to buy a fancy Steam Controller. :)

And as mentioned, it's tiny. We packed it with us when we visited in-laws this winter so we could stream games at the in-laws house off our laptop and at a friends house off his computer.

Seriously it was the best $20 we spent this Christmas. It's hard to play games together on the PC, but games are SO MUCH cheaper on Steam. Streaming games to the TV has been lovely.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: GrumpyPenguin on January 13, 2017, 05:35:02 AM
PC gamer here.

I loved Witcher 3, Cities: Skylines, and Bioshock Infinity, as I saw others mention above.

I enjoy games I can sit on the couch and play with my girlfriend.  Something simple like Trine or a lego game works well.  We went through Life is Strange a few months back (with her controlling, me watching and helping) and both really enjoyed it.

These days I've been playing mostly Overwatch and Battlefield 1.

I'm in the same boat with trying to get my wife into more gaming with me.  I'm interested in knowing what other games you've played/ playing with your girlfriend.

We really like "Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light" for some fun couch co-op.  We tried Little Big Planet but plat-forming just wasn't her thing - kind of leaves Trine out of it, also.  The Telltale games are also pretty fun to play together (someone makes choices, other watches).

I agree with the Telltale games.  Aside from the 2D platformers like Trine, we also played Portal 2 together.  It was a little challenging for her sometimes -- which is totally understandable, since 3D FPS controlling is something that can take time to learn.  Life is Strange was perfect since the game's story line lets you "rewind" if you make a mistake and it had a solid story line.

Since my computer is in my living room, I just run an extra long HDMI cable from my computer to the TV and switch the display to the TV when I want to play on the couch, along with two old wireless XBOX 360 controllers.  Simple and zero latency. 

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: PhysicsCat on January 13, 2017, 10:25:05 AM
I'm currently playing too many things. I tend to jump around and circle back so I'll just list my current favorites.

Factorio
Witcher 3
X-COM
Elite: Dangerous
Mario Kart 8

I've also enjoyed;
Transport Fever
Cities: Skylines
Space Engineers
Kerbal Space Program
Paradox games
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on January 13, 2017, 03:13:10 PM
Current gen consoles can also be had for next to nothing, lol.

Like 100$? Around here am I seeing them for 250-600$ (CAD) depending on model.

You couldn't find a computer I'd be willing to use for $100, let alone play games on.  PS4 bundles in the US are routinely at $250, and xBox Ones can be had for $170 (https://slickdeals.net/f/9658864-ebay-refurbished-xbox-one-500-gb-169-96-refurbished-by-microsoft?v=1&src=SiteSearch).

Well aren't you a fancy little princess. :P

I remember reading about a computer build that, when new, cost about the same as a console. I think they called it the potato masher or something like that. If you could buy that a few years ago, I don't see why you can't pick that up used for about the same price as a used console (which a refurb is).

For me, being locked in the console ecosystem entails a price I am not willing to pay. That and the huge markup on games. And the (practically) infinite selection of indie and FTP games available on PC. And the free online play where you don't have to pay for multiplayer.

But it's all cool. You do you my friend.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 13, 2017, 04:06:17 PM
Current gen consoles can also be had for next to nothing, lol.

Like 100$? Around here am I seeing them for 250-600$ (CAD) depending on model.

You couldn't find a computer I'd be willing to use for $100, let alone play games on.  PS4 bundles in the US are routinely at $250, and xBox Ones can be had for $170 (https://slickdeals.net/f/9658864-ebay-refurbished-xbox-one-500-gb-169-96-refurbished-by-microsoft?v=1&src=SiteSearch).

Well aren't you a fancy little princess. :P

I remember reading about a computer build that, when new, cost about the same as a console. I think they called it the potato masher or something like that. If you could buy that a few years ago, I don't see why you can't pick that up used for about the same price as a used console (which a refurb is).

For me, being locked in the console ecosystem entails a price I am not willing to pay. That and the huge markup on games. And the (practically) infinite selection of indie and FTP games available on PC. And the free online play where you don't have to pay for multiplayer.

But it's all cool. You do you my friend.

Yep. I work with a $10mil datacenter every day at work and I have exceptionally little tolerance for anything that is slow at home.

I have a PS4 and a PC, so implying I'm "locked in the console ecosystem" is false at best.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on January 13, 2017, 05:22:12 PM
I have a PS4 and a PC, so implying I'm "locked in the console ecosystem" is false at best.

Not implying anything. I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a system that is locked to a limited number of titles.

If you have the resources and the interest to invest in both, more power to you!

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: YummyRaisins on January 13, 2017, 05:44:37 PM
Dark Souls III - git gud casul

(full disclosure: I'm not that good at PvP and get scared when invaded...)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on January 13, 2017, 08:38:04 PM
Dark Souls III - git gud casul

(full disclosure: I'm not that good at PvP and get scared when invaded...)

I asked for a steam refund after playing the DS2 for 20 minutes. I just could not work the controls.

Is DS3 better?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: YummyRaisins on January 14, 2017, 05:16:13 AM

I asked for a steam refund after playing the DS2 for 20 minutes. I just could not work the controls.

Is DS3 better?

Were you playing with a controller (Xbox or PS3) or a keyboard and mouse? If not a controller, I'd recommend switching to one. If already using one, give it some more time. It's a very challenging, but rewarding series of games.

The controls are mostly the same between DS2 and DS3, but with some new weapon mechanics added.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on January 14, 2017, 07:48:40 AM

I asked for a steam refund after playing the DS2 for 20 minutes. I just could not work the controls.

Is DS3 better?

Were you playing with a controller (Xbox or PS3) or a keyboard and mouse? If not a controller, I'd recommend switching to one. If already using one, give it some more time. It's a very challenging, but rewarding series of games.

The controls are mostly the same between DS2 and DS3, but with some new weapon mechanics added.

Keyboard then but I have a wireless 360 controller setup for my pc now.

What I found frustrating was the overlay did not match whatever key you had assigned. For instance it would say "press A" for an action but the real mapping was "Ctrl-Shift-F" or something equally ridiculous. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: YummyRaisins on January 14, 2017, 08:24:44 AM

Keyboard then but I have a wireless 360 controller setup for my pc now.

What I found frustrating was the overlay did not match whatever key you had assigned. For instance it would say "press A" for an action but the real mapping was "Ctrl-Shift-F" or something equally ridiculous. 

I use a 360 controller and, while I still die all the time, it's not the fault of controls. The games are just that hard at first.

The souls games were console games ported to PC, so the control scheme is meant for a controller. I never tried keyboard, but I read on other boards that it's not great.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: whateverdude on January 22, 2017, 03:55:51 PM
BF1 and Hyper Light Drifter on PC.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: secondcor521 on January 22, 2017, 06:42:09 PM
Proud dad stopping in to announce that my son is Top 500 in Overwatch for the second season in a row.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

(New video up soon at link in my sig.)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: minimalistgamer on January 22, 2017, 08:13:07 PM
I am still playing Battlefield 1 and Witcher 2.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on January 23, 2017, 09:23:01 PM
UC4: The last 3rd of the game almost made up for the first 2/3rds. Maybe a good way to round out the series, and roughly enjoyable to play, but wouldn't probably rate a re-play, in my opinion. Just didn't have the impact of the other games in the series.

Have you tried the multiplayer? I've gotten some decent play time out of it so far. They also came out with a new survival game mode recently.

We should play some Uncharted 4 mplayer some time. You can add me on PSN kube00
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on January 23, 2017, 09:25:31 PM
I've been playing Battlefield 1, Dishonored 2, and Rise of Tomb Raider.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on January 23, 2017, 09:36:59 PM
Proud dad stopping in to announce that my son is Top 500 in Overwatch for the second season in a row.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

(New video up soon at link in my sig.)

Awesome!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on January 26, 2017, 10:06:46 AM
I have a PS4 and a PC, so implying I'm "locked in the console ecosystem" is false at best.

Not implying anything. I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a system that is locked to a limited number of titles.

If you have the resources and the interest to invest in both, more power to you!

Gaming is one area that I'm probably not 'Mustachian'.  I tend to favor PC gaming because game deals are very easy to find.  However, the obvious downside is that money spent on a gaming PC far exceeds any console. 

For instance, here is my current build :

   https://pcpartpicker.com/b/TCJ8TW

As you can see..not cheap.  However, it is a hobby of mine and I found it fun to do the build!



Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Guses on January 26, 2017, 11:25:33 AM
I have a PS4 and a PC, so implying I'm "locked in the console ecosystem" is false at best.

Not implying anything. I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a system that is locked to a limited number of titles.

If you have the resources and the interest to invest in both, more power to you!

Gaming is one area that I'm probably not 'Mustachian'.  I tend to favor PC gaming because game deals are very easy to find.  However, the obvious downside is that money spent on a gaming PC far exceeds any console. 

For instance, here is my current build :

   https://pcpartpicker.com/b/TCJ8TW

As you can see..not cheap.  However, it is a hobby of mine and I found it fun to do the build!

Ironically, I am looking into getting another XBOX 360 ever since I discovered that it's like the best streaming device ever! Better than a Chomecast,  a WDTV-live or a steam link, anyway.

The best part is that there are literally hundreds of 360s on my local BST board and I can get one with a bunch of games and accessories for peanuts.

I haven't played the console in 3-4 years but I now use it everyday for streaming.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kevin S. on January 26, 2017, 01:08:49 PM
Resident evil 7 - biohazard

I haven't been playing it since I don't have it but watching it being played at my buddies house last night, holy crap that game looks super creepy ! I played it for about 5 mins and the sense of immediate dread is literally terrifying. I can't imagine that game with a vr headset.

Crap your pants for sure ! lol

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on January 26, 2017, 01:14:04 PM
I have a PS4 and a PC, so implying I'm "locked in the console ecosystem" is false at best.

Not implying anything. I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a system that is locked to a limited number of titles.

If you have the resources and the interest to invest in both, more power to you!

Gaming is one area that I'm probably not 'Mustachian'.  I tend to favor PC gaming because game deals are very easy to find.  However, the obvious downside is that money spent on a gaming PC far exceeds any console. 

For instance, here is my current build :

   https://pcpartpicker.com/b/TCJ8TW

As you can see..not cheap.  However, it is a hobby of mine and I found it fun to do the build!

Ironically, I am looking into getting another XBOX 360 ever since I discovered that it's like the best streaming device ever! Better than a Chomecast,  a WDTV-live or a steam link, anyway.

The best part is that there are literally hundreds of 360s on my local BST board and I can get one with a bunch of games and accessories for peanuts.

I haven't played the console in 3-4 years but I now use it everyday for streaming.

Ya..ironically, I seem to be using my gaming PC more for streaming lately than anything else.  I have the PC connected to a 1080p projector.

One thing I have found that I really like is the 'X-Ray' feature of amazon streaming.  If you move the mouse it overlays trivia and other info about what you are streaming.   As far as I'm aware, viewing via PC is just about the only way to use the 'X-ray' features.

  https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201423010

Very odd...it looks like the only console that supports it is the Wii U!

Anyway...back to gaming.   I usually play 'open world' games like Far Cry, Skyrim, Witcher 3, Assassins Creed, etc...

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: GrumpyPenguin on January 27, 2017, 11:07:50 PM
I have a PS4 and a PC, so implying I'm "locked in the console ecosystem" is false at best.

Not implying anything. I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on a system that is locked to a limited number of titles.

If you have the resources and the interest to invest in both, more power to you!

Gaming is one area that I'm probably not 'Mustachian'.  I tend to favor PC gaming because game deals are very easy to find.  However, the obvious downside is that money spent on a gaming PC far exceeds any console. 

For instance, here is my current build :

   https://pcpartpicker.com/b/TCJ8TW

As you can see..not cheap.  However, it is a hobby of mine and I found it fun to do the build!

Nice looking PC!  At least the nice thing is that you'll be able to get many years of use out of it if you want to.  Down the line upgrading just the GPU is easy and prevents having to replace most the parts.  I've got an i5-3570k build from about 4.5 years ago and with a newer GPU it's still going strong on the latest games.  The plateauing of CPU power really gave longevity to the older overclocked i5 and i7 k models!
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Post by: Rimu05 on January 30, 2017, 01:08:26 PM
Went and bought The Last of Us. I realize how late I am. Got stuck on a bitching level where I realized I had absolutely misused all my Molotov cocktails so now I'm completely stuck. I might have to replay the previous level and see if I can hoard those Molotov cocktails.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on January 30, 2017, 01:26:29 PM
Went and bought The Last of Us. I realize how late I am. Got stuck on a bitching level where I realized I had absolutely misused all my Molotov cocktails so now I'm completely stuck. I might have to replay the previous level and see if I can hoard those Molotov cocktails.

That is such a fantastic game.  I stopped console gaming for a while and then got sidetracked by the Uncharted series -- I may just start The Last of Us over again from the beginning (I hadn't finished it when the PS4 fell by the wayside).
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Post by: frugalwitch on January 30, 2017, 07:23:25 PM
I've been playing WoW on and off for years now. I was a avid player in Cataclysm but never really tried raiding or serious PvP. I even didn't buy Legion, I'm waiting for a sale. I'm now doing the achievments, trying to drop rare mounts, pet battles, etc. Any WoW players?

I also enjoy Stardew Valley very much, a great game to relax and do whatever you want.

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Post by: ptobeast on February 01, 2017, 12:37:09 PM
I also enjoy Stardew Valley very much, a great game to relax and do whatever you want.

I need to get Stardew Valley at some point, everyone I know who has played it loves it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on February 01, 2017, 01:27:24 PM
I've been playing WoW on and off for years now. I was a avid player in Cataclysm but never really tried raiding or serious PvP. I even didn't buy Legion, I'm waiting for a sale. I'm now doing the achievments, trying to drop rare mounts, pet battles, etc. Any WoW players?

Back in the good old days, when Ragnaros was "it". 40 person raids were awesome.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: whitedott on February 01, 2017, 01:59:10 PM
I've been playing WoW on and off for years now. I was a avid player in Cataclysm but never really tried raiding or serious PvP. I even didn't buy Legion, I'm waiting for a sale. I'm now doing the achievments, trying to drop rare mounts, pet battles, etc. Any WoW players?

Back in the good old days, when Ragnaros was "it". 40 person raids were awesome.

Molten Core, Nefarian's Raid, Naxxramus, and Ahn Qiraj were awesome 40-man raid experiences. The cut down to 25 for raids certainly made things a lot more reasonable, but it lost that magic of having 40 people working together on those vanilla raids.
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Post by: Lagom on February 01, 2017, 02:00:39 PM
I've been playing WoW on and off for years now. I was a avid player in Cataclysm but never really tried raiding or serious PvP. I even didn't buy Legion, I'm waiting for a sale. I'm now doing the achievments, trying to drop rare mounts, pet battles, etc. Any WoW players?

Back in the good old days, when Ragnaros was "it". 40 person raids were awesome.

My favorite memories in gaming by far involved the early 40 man raids in WoW. Back before it was obvious what a ridiculous grind it all would become, everything felt so epic and fresh. Open world PvP shenanigans surrounding Azuregos and Kazzak spawns were also awesome. Good times. For me this feeling lasted approximately through my guild's completion of Ahn'Qiraj. My disillusionment started around the time Naxx came out and while I poked back into the game for a few months here and there all the way until Cataclysm, the magic was lost long before. Probably done with MMOs forever, but I don't regret (most) of my time in WoW.

I also enjoy Stardew Valley very much, a great game to relax and do whatever you want.

I need to get Stardew Valley at some point, everyone I know who has played it loves it.

It really is terrific. Forgiving learning curve but highly satisfying. I got a good 70 hours out of it before I burned out. Well worth the price.
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Post by: Gondolin on February 01, 2017, 03:09:10 PM
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Probably done with MMOs forever, but I don't regret (most) of my time in WoW.

Same. Killing Rag was great! Raiding the Core 8 times in order to get enough points to win a bid on one piece of loot was not.

Looking back, I can't imagine why Blizzard thought 40 was the right number for end-game raiding.
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Post by: Metric Mouse on February 01, 2017, 07:29:38 PM
Went and bought The Last of Us. I realize how late I am. Got stuck on a bitching level where I realized I had absolutely misused all my Molotov cocktails so now I'm completely stuck. I might have to replay the previous level and see if I can hoard those Molotov cocktails.

That is such a fantastic game.  I stopped console gaming for a while and then got sidetracked by the Uncharted series -- I may just start The Last of Us over again from the beginning (I hadn't finished it when the PS4 fell by the wayside).
The Last of Us is probably one of the most enjoyable games I've ever played. The gameplay wasn't the best, but the story telling and characters and storyline twists made it by far one of my favorite games. It's like that favorite movie that I could watch it over and over again. (Played the game through twice, that was more than enough for me.) Absolutly would recommend it to everyone. I was pretty disappointed in UC4, in comparison. Excited for LoU 2 though.
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Post by: frugalwitch on February 01, 2017, 08:49:15 PM
I've been playing WoW on and off for years now. I was a avid player in Cataclysm but never really tried raiding or serious PvP. I even didn't buy Legion, I'm waiting for a sale. I'm now doing the achievments, trying to drop rare mounts, pet battles, etc. Any WoW players?

Back in the good old days, when Ragnaros was "it". 40 person raids were awesome.

Molten Core, Nefarian's Raid, Naxxramus, and Ahn Qiraj were awesome 40-man raid experiences. The cut down to 25 for raids certainly made things a lot more reasonable, but it lost that magic of having 40 people working together on those vanilla raids.

Yeah, every player who played vanilla told me how the raids were awesome. I would've love to experience it! Unfortunately, I'm alone doing the old raids right now and just dropped a rare mount (yay!). Probably won't renew my subscription until I want to play again in a few weeks, I usually play a bit every day then get bored xD.
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Post by: turketron on February 02, 2017, 06:56:28 AM
I'm leveling on a Vanilla WoW server with some coworkers, it's really fun! I don't know that I want to re-live 40man raiding but I really enjoy going through the old content. Going from 1 to 60 was actually challenging and rewarding. My sweet spots were BC and especially Wrath end-game, so at some point I may try to find a server running those. I haven't played retail WoW since Cataclysm launched and don't have any plans to renew.
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Post by: whitedott on February 02, 2017, 07:29:08 AM
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Probably done with MMOs forever, but I don't regret (most) of my time in WoW.

Same. Killing Rag was great! Raiding the Core 8 times in order to get enough points to win a bid on one piece of loot was not.

Looking back, I can't imagine why Blizzard thought 40 was the right number for end-game raiding.

Well at the time the blueprint for MMOs was Everquest and in comparison to that, vanilla WoW was downright friendly. I barely batted an eye at the prospect of spending an entire Saturday working through Molten Core with only a fringe possibility of getting something out of it. That was just the way things were, and it was fun
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Post by: farmecologist on February 02, 2017, 07:51:27 AM
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Probably done with MMOs forever, but I don't regret (most) of my time in WoW.

Same. Killing Rag was great! Raiding the Core 8 times in order to get enough points to win a bid on one piece of loot was not.

Looking back, I can't imagine why Blizzard thought 40 was the right number for end-game raiding.

Well at the time the blueprint for MMOs was Everquest and in comparison to that, vanilla WoW was downright friendly. I barely batted an eye at the prospect of spending an entire Saturday working through Molten Core with only a fringe possibility of getting something out of it. That was just the way things were, and it was fun.

I'm more of a single player type gamer..but like the idea of MMOs ( constantly updated, live events, etc... ).

With the recent changes, I've heard that Elder Scrolls Online is doable solo and is becoming more like a traditional Elder Scrolls game. Have any of you tried this?  I love the Elder Scrolls series and was thinking of giving ESO a shot.  Looks like they also have a 'Morrowind' addon coming that looks cool.

The only other MMO I've enjoyed is Guild Wars II....because much of it can be done solo. They also have many live-event quests where 'join in' with others for a short time...but then go your separate ways.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: whitedott on February 02, 2017, 12:45:14 PM
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Probably done with MMOs forever, but I don't regret (most) of my time in WoW.

Same. Killing Rag was great! Raiding the Core 8 times in order to get enough points to win a bid on one piece of loot was not.

Looking back, I can't imagine why Blizzard thought 40 was the right number for end-game raiding.

Well at the time the blueprint for MMOs was Everquest and in comparison to that, vanilla WoW was downright friendly. I barely batted an eye at the prospect of spending an entire Saturday working through Molten Core with only a fringe possibility of getting something out of it. That was just the way things were, and it was fun.

I'm more of a single player type gamer..but like the idea of MMOs ( constantly updated, live events, etc... ).

With the recent changes, I've heard that Elder Scrolls Online is doable solo and is becoming more like a traditional Elder Scrolls game. Have any of you tried this?  I love the Elder Scrolls series and was thinking of giving ESO a shot.  Looks like they also have a 'Morrowind' addon coming that looks cool.

The only other MMO I've enjoyed is Guild Wars II....because much of it can be done solo. They also have many live-event quests where 'join in' with others for a short time...but then go your separate ways.

I'd consider myself a pretty single-player type as well, but the cooperative nature of an MMO is really the draw of those types of games. I consider myself pretty introverted and even in those games, I remained pretty reserved and not especially social, but all the positive moments I've had with MMOs stem from the cooperative nature of it. The thing that I, and a few others have been talking about, these 40-man raids, were a blast because it was 40 people working together each serving a specific role collaborating to take down something huge.
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Post by: Philociraptor on February 02, 2017, 01:03:33 PM
I've been playing WoW on and off for years now. I was a avid player in Cataclysm but never really tried raiding or serious PvP. I even didn't buy Legion, I'm waiting for a sale. I'm now doing the achievments, trying to drop rare mounts, pet battles, etc. Any WoW players?

Back in the good old days, when Ragnaros was "it". 40 person raids were awesome.

Molten Core, Nefarian's Raid, Naxxramus, and Ahn Qiraj were awesome 40-man raid experiences. The cut down to 25 for raids certainly made things a lot more reasonable, but it lost that magic of having 40 people working together on those vanilla raids.

Played vanilla back in high school in a mostly-adult guild. Finishing MC and BWL with them were some of my favorite times gaming ever. Went off to college and lost all the spare time and had to step back. Played for a bit when Cataclysm came out but I'm pretty much done for good I think, not enough free time to really make any progress anymore. I consider myself lucky if I get to put 10 minutes into Pokémon Sun on any given day (about halfway through the main game now, started right before the new year).
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Post by: whitedott on February 02, 2017, 01:19:00 PM
I've been playing WoW on and off for years now. I was a avid player in Cataclysm but never really tried raiding or serious PvP. I even didn't buy Legion, I'm waiting for a sale. I'm now doing the achievments, trying to drop rare mounts, pet battles, etc. Any WoW players?

Back in the good old days, when Ragnaros was "it". 40 person raids were awesome.

Molten Core, Nefarian's Raid, Naxxramus, and Ahn Qiraj were awesome 40-man raid experiences. The cut down to 25 for raids certainly made things a lot more reasonable, but it lost that magic of having 40 people working together on those vanilla raids.

Played vanilla back in high school in a mostly-adult guild. Finishing MC and BWL with them were some of my favorite times gaming ever. Went off to college and lost all the spare time and had to step back. Played for a bit when Cataclysm came out but I'm pretty much done for good I think, not enough free time to really make any progress anymore. I consider myself lucky if I get to put 10 minutes into Pokémon Sun on any given day (about halfway through the main game now, started right before the new year).

That's where I am these days. I get 30-60 minutes of Overwatch in every few days and that's about all I seem to have time for. To be in high school again.
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Post by: frugalwitch on February 02, 2017, 03:18:40 PM
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Probably done with MMOs forever, but I don't regret (most) of my time in WoW.

Same. Killing Rag was great! Raiding the Core 8 times in order to get enough points to win a bid on one piece of loot was not.

Looking back, I can't imagine why Blizzard thought 40 was the right number for end-game raiding.

Well at the time the blueprint for MMOs was Everquest and in comparison to that, vanilla WoW was downright friendly. I barely batted an eye at the prospect of spending an entire Saturday working through Molten Core with only a fringe possibility of getting something out of it. That was just the way things were, and it was fun.

I'm more of a single player type gamer..but like the idea of MMOs ( constantly updated, live events, etc... ).

With the recent changes, I've heard that Elder Scrolls Online is doable solo and is becoming more like a traditional Elder Scrolls game. Have any of you tried this?  I love the Elder Scrolls series and was thinking of giving ESO a shot.  Looks like they also have a 'Morrowind' addon coming that looks cool.

The only other MMO I've enjoyed is Guild Wars II....because much of it can be done solo. They also have many live-event quests where 'join in' with others for a short time...but then go your separate ways.

My SO bought me ESO and I really like it. We usually only play together so we're not much playing atm. But, great quests, songs and graphics. I also played guild wars 2 a bit and liked it, I think I'm going to play that soon as I have so many content to clear.

Too much game, not enough time :(.
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Post by: daverobev on February 02, 2017, 04:44:34 PM
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Probably done with MMOs forever, but I don't regret (most) of my time in WoW.

Same. Killing Rag was great! Raiding the Core 8 times in order to get enough points to win a bid on one piece of loot was not.

Looking back, I can't imagine why Blizzard thought 40 was the right number for end-game raiding.

Well at the time the blueprint for MMOs was Everquest and in comparison to that, vanilla WoW was downright friendly. I barely batted an eye at the prospect of spending an entire Saturday working through Molten Core with only a fringe possibility of getting something out of it. That was just the way things were, and it was fun.

I'm more of a single player type gamer..but like the idea of MMOs ( constantly updated, live events, etc... ).

With the recent changes, I've heard that Elder Scrolls Online is doable solo and is becoming more like a traditional Elder Scrolls game. Have any of you tried this?  I love the Elder Scrolls series and was thinking of giving ESO a shot.  Looks like they also have a 'Morrowind' addon coming that looks cool.

The only other MMO I've enjoyed is Guild Wars II....because much of it can be done solo. They also have many live-event quests where 'join in' with others for a short time...but then go your separate ways.

I got ESO when it was on a free play weekend; I think it was $10 for the full game.

I put a few hours into it but wasn't that impressed. I played GW a fair way through but I don't think I completed any of the campaigns; GWII I played to "the end" when it came out but stopped pretty quickly after that. And as mentioned above, WoW quite a bit.

I also didn't finish Skyrim, but did finish Oblivion. I much preferred the latter, somehow. Maybe because I now live in Canada and hate the winter, and the whiteness of Skyrim was not appealing.
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Post by: frugalwitch on February 02, 2017, 06:23:28 PM


I got ESO when it was on a free play weekend; I think it was $10 for the full game.

I put a few hours into it but wasn't that impressed. I played GW a fair way through but I don't think I completed any of the campaigns; GWII I played to "the end" when it came out but stopped pretty quickly after that. And as mentioned above, WoW quite a bit.

I also didn't finish Skyrim, but did finish Oblivion. I much preferred the latter, somehow. Maybe because I now live in Canada and hate the winter, and the whiteness of Skyrim was not appealing.
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I totally feel you there, I'm in Canada too. I usually start playing games in the autumn till spring as I hate getting cold and the snow. Can't wait till all this white stuff is gone.
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Post by: Meowkins on February 02, 2017, 06:42:34 PM
I'm playing Don't Starve. It's the beessst.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on February 02, 2017, 07:48:21 PM
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Probably done with MMOs forever, but I don't regret (most) of my time in WoW.

Same. Killing Rag was great! Raiding the Core 8 times in order to get enough points to win a bid on one piece of loot was not.

Looking back, I can't imagine why Blizzard thought 40 was the right number for end-game raiding.

Well at the time the blueprint for MMOs was Everquest and in comparison to that, vanilla WoW was downright friendly. I barely batted an eye at the prospect of spending an entire Saturday working through Molten Core with only a fringe possibility of getting something out of it. That was just the way things were, and it was fun.

I'm more of a single player type gamer..but like the idea of MMOs ( constantly updated, live events, etc... ).

With the recent changes, I've heard that Elder Scrolls Online is doable solo and is becoming more like a traditional Elder Scrolls game. Have any of you tried this?  I love the Elder Scrolls series and was thinking of giving ESO a shot.  Looks like they also have a 'Morrowind' addon coming that looks cool.

The only other MMO I've enjoyed is Guild Wars II....because much of it can be done solo. They also have many live-event quests where 'join in' with others for a short time...but then go your separate ways.

I got ESO when it was on a free play weekend; I think it was $10 for the full game.

I put a few hours into it but wasn't that impressed. I played GW a fair way through but I don't think I completed any of the campaigns; GWII I played to "the end" when it came out but stopped pretty quickly after that. And as mentioned above, WoW quite a bit.

I also didn't finish Skyrim, but did finish Oblivion. I much preferred the latter, somehow. Maybe because I now live in Canada and hate the winter, and the whiteness of Skyrim was not appealing.

Interesting.  I live in Minnesota and absolutely love Skyrim.  The 'special edition' is great. 

I also love Morrowind and Oblivion...some very fond gaming memories there.  However, they feel dated now and are hard to go back to.

I also really dig Fallout3, New Vegas, and Fallout4. 

As you can tell, I'm a huge fan of Bethesda.



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Post by: Dr. Hasslein: Russian Bot Commander on February 03, 2017, 09:36:54 AM
Does Age of Empires 2 count? They just came out with an expansion for it... and it's an 18 year old game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Kiwi Fuzz on February 03, 2017, 10:28:42 AM
The husband and I each have a gaming PC (I inherited his one when I built him a new one). We also have a PS3, PS4, PSPs (2), & a 3DS.

PC games: World of Warcraft (I'm a newbie healer, been on and off the game for years, and mostly in it for the side quests - herbalism/alchemy. We're working on paying our subscriptions entirely with in-game gold rather than real currency. I mostly play to keep the husband company.), Elder Scrolls Online (not so much these days, since the gameplay is so poor, mostly played for RP anyway), The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Oblivion, Morrowind, Portal, Fall Out New Vegas, and, The Witcher games (all of them), Fall Out 4 (I haven't played it yet). He has various other games but I haven't played them. The husband plays Crusader Kings a lot.

PSP: Monster Hunter: Freedom Unite, Exit, Kula World, Dead head Fred (I've never finished it), Flow, Final Fantasy 1, 2, & 7 (maybe 5 also, can't remember, but that's my favourite), Potapon (1-3), Bust a Move: Ghost, Tenchu, Ghost in the Shell (I think?), Jack and Daxter, and likely others I'm forgetting/belong to husband.

PS4 (many of which I haven't played): Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian, Heavy Rain, Mass Effect (1 & 2), Dark Souls, many others I'm forgetting...

PS3: Dark souls...not sure what else we kept for this console.

3DS: Animal Crossing, Phoenix Wright (not sure which one) and some others that belong to the husband person.

Can you tell I like puzzle games? :D

EDIT: Oh, The Last of Us, yusss...other poster jogged my memory. And Beyond Two Souls. Lots of others I'm forgetting that may have been traded in at this point, too...
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Post by: zoltani on February 03, 2017, 10:29:00 AM
My girlfriend bought us Bioshock Collection to play together. It looks amazing, they really improved the graphics.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on February 03, 2017, 10:44:51 AM
Anyone planning on getting the Nintendo Switch when it comes out on March 3rd? The Zelda game looks great, but I'm considering holding off on things until later when it has a bigger library.
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Post by: farmecologist on February 03, 2017, 10:55:02 AM
Anyone planning on getting the Nintendo Switch when it comes out on March 3rd? The Zelda game looks great, but I'm considering holding off on things until later when it has a bigger library.

I'm not sold on the Switch yet.  Probably going to get Breath of the Wild on the Wii U for now ( yes, we actually have a Wii U ). 
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Post by: Cwadda on February 03, 2017, 12:33:50 PM
Anyone planning on getting the Nintendo Switch when it comes out on March 3rd? The Zelda game looks great, but I'm considering holding off on things until later when it has a bigger library.

I'm not sold on the Switch yet.  Probably going to get Breath of the Wild on the Wii U for now ( yes, we actually have a Wii U ).

I was thinking the same thing.
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Post by: daverobev on February 03, 2017, 12:37:27 PM
Anyone planning on getting the Nintendo Switch when it comes out on March 3rd? The Zelda game looks great, but I'm considering holding off on things until later when it has a bigger library.

I'm not sold on the Switch yet.  Probably going to get Breath of the Wild on the Wii U for now ( yes, we actually have a Wii U ).

I'm pretty sad - there will be a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on Switch. I have a U, which I bought to play Xenoblade Chronicles X which I just didn't think was all that good (that's after playing Xenoblade Chronicles on an emulator).

I love the Xeno games, or at least some of them - the 'original', Xenogears, and Xenoblade Chronicles. X is ok. If 2 is a 'true sequel' to Chronicles... man.

But - I've played 3-4 games on the Wii U. Sigh. At least I got it for a good price in boxing day or new year sales. I'm not much into Zelda.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on February 03, 2017, 12:44:50 PM
Anyone planning on getting the Nintendo Switch when it comes out on March 3rd? The Zelda game looks great, but I'm considering holding off on things until later when it has a bigger library.

I'm not sold on the Switch yet.  Probably going to get Breath of the Wild on the Wii U for now ( yes, we actually have a Wii U ).

I'm pretty sad - there will be a Xenoblade Chronicles 2 on Switch. I have a U, which I bought to play Xenoblade Chronicles X which I just didn't think was all that good (that's after playing Xenoblade Chronicles on an emulator).

I love the Xeno games, or at least some of them - the 'original', Xenogears, and Xenoblade Chronicles. X is ok. If 2 is a 'true sequel' to Chronicles... man.

But - I've played 3-4 games on the Wii U. Sigh. At least I got it for a good price in boxing day or new year sales. I'm not much into Zelda.

I also bought a Wii U just for Chronicles X. Not a bad game, but disappointing compared to Xenoblade Chronicles. I'm not holding my breath for Chronicles 2 now.
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Post by: Cwadda on February 03, 2017, 02:32:42 PM
I've heard really good things about Xenoblade, I've seen some gameplay but never got the game myself.

Personally I'm waiting for Monster Hunter for the Switch. That's an auto-buy for me.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ptobeast on February 03, 2017, 02:54:24 PM
I'm playing Don't Starve. It's the beessst.

I love Don't Starve! Don't Starve Together is really fun to play with small groups of people. I get mixed results going onto the random servers though. One I went onto recently was named "Texas", it was really hot and I couldn't ever live more than a few days without dying from the environment, hah.
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Post by: Meowkins on February 03, 2017, 02:58:52 PM
I'm playing Don't Starve. It's the beessst.

I love Don't Starve! Don't Starve Together is really fun to play with small groups of people. I get mixed results going onto the random servers though. One I went onto recently was named "Texas", it was really hot and I couldn't ever live more than a few days without dying from the environment, hah.

Yeah! I set up DST nights with friends, it's a lot of fun. We usually get wrecked by the giants though; I've only ever beaten them on one player. I got a friend who hasn't played video games since she was a kid to start playing and now she's addicted. A funny text I got while at work:

"Pls help. When we talk I need to understand. This angry tree is on my dick even though I've planted all my pine cones. Bout to set tree king on fire, he won't know what hit his piney ass."

I was laughing so hard -- this woman is an international lawyer who brokers treaties between countries by day and models for make up companies in her free time. The immediate descent into gaming vulgarities was so incredible.
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Post by: zoltani on February 03, 2017, 03:15:43 PM
I downloaded don't starve and don't starve together. I've not really delved deep into them, and my initial impression was that they were fun, but difficult. How do you know what to do and what each item is for?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ptobeast on February 03, 2017, 03:16:01 PM
Anyone planning on getting the Nintendo Switch when it comes out on March 3rd? The Zelda game looks great, but I'm considering holding off on things until later when it has a bigger library.

I want to get the Switch, but probably not right when it comes out - though I do want the Zelda game. I'm mostly interested in Splatoon 2 at this point. I've got a Wii U (which I got initially because of Super Mario Maker), have very few games for it, but the amount that I have played Splatoon has more than justified the price of the console.

As an aside, I've enjoyed what little I've played of Overwatch, but as my only console is a Wii U (well, and a 3DS), and I own a Mac (for work reasons), I will unfortunately be forever relegated to playing it on other people's systems.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ptobeast on February 03, 2017, 03:24:58 PM
I'm playing Don't Starve. It's the beessst.

I love Don't Starve! Don't Starve Together is really fun to play with small groups of people. I get mixed results going onto the random servers though. One I went onto recently was named "Texas", it was really hot and I couldn't ever live more than a few days without dying from the environment, hah.

Yeah! I set up DST nights with friends, it's a lot of fun. We usually get wrecked by the giants though; I've only ever beaten them on one player. I got a friend who hasn't played video games since she was a kid to start playing and now she's addicted. A funny text I got while at work:

"Pls help. When we talk I need to understand. This angry tree is on my dick even though I've planted all my pine cones. Bout to set tree king on fire, he won't know what hit his piney ass."

I was laughing so hard -- this woman is an international lawyer who brokers treaties between countries by day and models for make up companies in her free time. The immediate descent into gaming vulgarities was so incredible.

Hah! To be fair those Treeguards are incredibly annoying, especially if they get led to your camp!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ptobeast on February 03, 2017, 03:29:48 PM
I downloaded don't starve and don't starve together. I've not really delved deep into them, and my initial impression was that they were fun, but difficult. How do you know what to do and what each item is for?

The basic building stuff, you end up doing so frequently that it's just a matter of playing enough to remember what you need. For more complicated pieces, such as the list of recipes, I'll usually play with a wiki page open - the chart halfway down this page is incredibly useful: http://dontstarve.wikia.com/wiki/Crock_Pot. Other things are just trial and error (for me at least, as I don't like to have to Google every single thing). Playing on a team is great for that too, since the hive mind can remember plenty of things that my tiny mind alone can't!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: chesebert on February 04, 2017, 11:48:30 AM
For those who have not palyed mass effect 2, you can get the game free now. Ubisoft and other publishers would from time to time post free games to download.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on February 04, 2017, 06:11:30 PM
For those who have not palyed mass effect 2, you can get the game free now. Ubisoft and other publishers would from time to time post free games to download.
Thanks for the heads up. Downloading it for free now.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on February 04, 2017, 10:46:41 PM
For those who have not palyed mass effect 2, you can get the game free now. Ubisoft and other publishers would from time to time post free games to download.
Thanks for the heads up. Downloading it for free now.

Easily one of my favorite games ever. Enjoy!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: minimalistgamer on February 05, 2017, 02:32:57 PM
Mass Effect 2 is fantastic. Totally recommend it.

I finished Witcher 2 last evening. I am going to play Dear Ester today. It received a lot of buzz at the time...never got into walking simulators, but I think I should at least try this game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on February 07, 2017, 02:32:58 AM
Started grinding away at Mad Max. Interesting, but seems like it could get repetitive after awhile.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on February 07, 2017, 08:29:31 AM
Started grinding away at Mad Max. Interesting, but seems like it could get repetitive after awhile.

I played through it a while back and loved it.  Typical Mad max storyline, but well done.  The vehicle combat was great and is what made it different for me.  I think I was burned out from Fallout 4 and the time. 

I will say that I'm a big fan of the 'post apocalyptic' genre so I may be more forgiving than others in critiquing the game. 

 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Grog on February 07, 2017, 11:33:34 AM
Borderlands telltale game. Great fun if you love the series, not really a game (it's more like watching an interactive film)

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Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Philociraptor on February 07, 2017, 01:02:08 PM
There is a free-to-play Fire Emblem game on iOS now. Cue drop in work productivity!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: whitedott on February 07, 2017, 01:08:07 PM
There is a free-to-play Fire Emblem game on iOS now. Cue drop in work productivity!

I love Fire Emblem, this didn't hit my radar somehow, though. Is it truly free-to-play or is it just free-to-start (a la Super Mario Run)?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on February 07, 2017, 01:38:26 PM
There is a free-to-play Fire Emblem game on iOS now. Cue drop in work productivity!

I love Fire Emblem, this didn't hit my radar somehow, though. Is it truly free-to-play or is it just free-to-start (a la Super Mario Run)?

Free to play. Pay to win?
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Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: chesebert on February 07, 2017, 04:16:07 PM
Mass Effect 2 is fantastic. Totally recommend it.

I finished Witcher 2 last evening. I am going to play Dear Ester today. It received a lot of buzz at the time...never got into walking simulators, but I think I should at least try this game.
Did you complete both Roche and Iorveth story lines? I did the Ivoreth line, made some choices and ended up with this really messed up ending :) I still think Enderal conversion is a better game than Witcher. I am looking forward to playing the add-on to Enderal, whenever that gets finished. 

Is Fire Watch also a walking simulator?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: lchu on February 07, 2017, 05:27:38 PM
Oh, man, great topic!  Too many people hate on video games as an "easy to lose control over" spending habit, so thanks for making the post about ideas for enjoying video games!  There are a lot of tech people in the forum and many younger people (myself included!) became interested in studying computer science or technology through video games, and that training is what allows us to optimize our Mustachian lives, right?

I confess that I have a unique advantage when it comes to playing video games in a Mustachian way on this one-- I teach a video game / computer science class for high school students, so I actually earn money for playing my students' games.  ;-)  Since I started teaching the class, most of my gaming tends to be in the form of free web-based games that I use to help teach the class about the current game genre of study.

For purchased console and computer games, though, I'm all over the map.

Multiplayer games (Wii Sports, some of the Mario Party games) became a fun low-cost alternative activity to scale back non-Mustachian friends that got excited about an over-priced "Bar-cade" (similar to Dave & Busters) that opened near us.  I get a surprising amount of enjoyment out of the online multi-player ".io" games that have come out in the last 1-2 years (agar.io, slither.io, splix.io, etc) - the low-end graphics mean that the games still work on older (more Mustachian?) computers.

I've held on to many of the classic Simulation games like Civilization, Tropico, Alpha Centuri, Roller Coaster Tycoon that were gifts or purchases over the years.  Terraria is a great newer game in a similar style and usually comes up with a 4-license pack for a reduced price during Steam sales.

I'm also a sucker for RPG games with a clever story, although age has finally started to teach me that they all tend to have the same story and that I don't get as much enjoyment out of them as I think I'm going to.  My long-standing rule for RPG games is that they have to be in the bargain bin or at a garage sale before I'm allow to buy them.

Final thought:  I'm usually 1-2 console generations back from the latest release, so once every few months, my wife and I raid the $2-3 bargain bin at Game Stop and come out with an unexpected gem or two.  Nerf Strike Elite, believe it or not, should have been a dumb game, but it turned out that we near-obsessively played all the way through to every weapon upgrade, secret code unlocked, and achievement earned.  It's up there with the name-brand vs generic debate; sometimes the "off-brand" game isn't worth the money, but sometimes it turns out to be just as good or better!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on February 08, 2017, 02:13:09 AM
Started grinding away at Mad Max. Interesting, but seems like it could get repetitive after awhile.

I played through it a while back and loved it.  Typical Mad max storyline, but well done.  The vehicle combat was great and is what made it different for me.  I think I was burned out from Fallout 4 and the time. 

I will say that I'm a big fan of the 'post apocalyptic' genre so I may be more forgiving than others in critiquing the game. 

 
Yeah. I'm a huge fan of Post Apocalyptic media as well. I'm enjoying the game, just grinding through the first few areas has gotten a bit repetitive. It's looking like it will pick up once I let go of the need to clear every inch of desert as soon as I come across it and actually allow myself to explore a bit.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: minimalistgamer on February 08, 2017, 05:19:11 AM
I think I am going to start playing Battlefield 1 single player.

I also purchased Mad Max the other day for $4.99.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on February 08, 2017, 10:07:53 AM
Reading this thread also got me thinking....anyone like classic arcade games?

I was really into the MAME scene a while back.  It can REALLY eat up your time...but is an excellent hobby, especially if you build a cabinet, etc...

Check this out for starters :  http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/board,10.0.html

arcadecontrols.com is a very active community of builders, etc...Impressive stuff!

As for myself, I built a monster cabinet a few years ago...it was a fun process. 




Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on February 08, 2017, 10:15:56 AM
Reading this thread also got me thinking....anyone like classic arcade games?

I was really into the MAME scene a while back.  It can REALLY eat up your time...but is an excellent hobby, especially if you build a cabinet, etc...

Check this out for starters :  http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/board,10.0.html

arcadecontrols.com is a very active community of builders, etc...Impressive stuff!

As formyself, I built a monster cabinet a few years ago...it was a fun process.

Yeah man! I built a huge 4 player cabinet from scratch back in college. Had so much fun with that thing, it was a bummer to have to sell it when I moved. Been thinking about making another one for years now, but this time feeling a bartop project powered by a raspberry pi.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: I'm a red panda on February 08, 2017, 10:35:25 AM
Well, this was a non-mustachian move... (unless I actually input dollar per hour of entertainment, then it isn't so bad.)

I just preordered 6 Nintendo Switch games.  Amazon gives you 20% off if you preorder; which is pretty significant savings.  The games will trickle out throughout the year, so we won't get them all at once.

The only problem: no one actually has the console available for preorder.  So no idea if I'll be able to get my hands on something to PLAY them with.

(Did decide because this will be a Nintendo year to not order the latest version of Civilization. Will get it next year or so after the price goes down. The price rarely goes down on big named Nintendo games.)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Miss Unleaded on February 08, 2017, 10:59:13 AM
Really not mustachian but I play Eve Online. I don't have much time to play so I pay my sub with cash.

I also like Civilization, especially Civ IV: BTS.

Beyond that, I'm a fan of adventure games. I just don't have a lot of time for gaming much these days, sadly.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Grog on February 08, 2017, 12:39:02 PM
Point and click adventure game on my surface pro 4 fanless version the cheapest one with crappiest processor, extremely happy so easy to play beautiful point and click on the train during commute. They are not HW demanding so a fanless, cool and quiet surface does its job very well and I can play all the adventure from steam

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Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on February 08, 2017, 01:29:06 PM
Reading this thread also got me thinking....anyone like classic arcade games?

I was really into the MAME scene a while back.  It can REALLY eat up your time...but is an excellent hobby, especially if you build a cabinet, etc...

Check this out for starters :  http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/board,10.0.html

arcadecontrols.com is a very active community of builders, etc...Impressive stuff!

As formyself, I built a monster cabinet a few years ago...it was a fun process.

Yeah man! I built a huge 4 player cabinet from scratch back in college. Had so much fun with that thing, it was a bummer to have to sell it when I moved. Been thinking about making another one for years now, but this time feeling a bartop project powered by a raspberry pi.

I hear you...I have no idea how i would ever move the thing...it is probably 250+ pounds!



Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Fred2004 on February 08, 2017, 01:43:04 PM
Currently Gears of War 4 (I like horde, but the wall bouncing in vs. drives me nuts...I guess I'm getting old)

Doom 4 was great I thought.  Deadrising 3 was good but I didn't think it was as good as the 2nd because they changed the aim system.

Shadow of the Colossus was great, I never got into ICO, but the next game looks pretty good (for the next version PS4)

I want to get Mad Max just because I thought that movie was so good!

Difficult to fit gaming in w/ work, exercise, and the rest of life though :/
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: minimalistgamer on February 09, 2017, 05:49:51 AM

I want to get Mad Max just because I thought that movie was so good!

Difficult to fit gaming in w/ work, exercise, and the rest of life though :/

I have the same problem, and I don't even have kids yet.

That said, I reserve weekends for games.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on February 09, 2017, 08:16:24 AM

I want to get Mad Max just because I thought that movie was so good!

Difficult to fit gaming in w/ work, exercise, and the rest of life though :/

I have the same problem, and I don't even have kids yet.

That said, I reserve weekends for games.
I have kids, and am very busy, but still find a bit of time for games.

  #1 - I play more during the winter.
  #2 - I often do not get enough sleep.

#2 is the key...late evenings are just about the only time I have to do anything related to hobbies, etc... It will be a bit better when kid #2 drives - somehow he talked me into driving him to school.  This gets me to work earlier, which is good, but I have to get up far too early!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Fred2004 on February 09, 2017, 01:28:11 PM

I want to get Mad Max just because I thought that movie was so good!

Difficult to fit gaming in w/ work, exercise, and the rest of life though :/

I have the same problem, and I don't even have kids yet.

That said, I reserve weekends for games.
I have kids, and am very busy, but still find a bit of time for games.

  #1 - I play more during the winter.
  #2 - I often do not get enough sleep.

#2 is the key...late evenings are just about the only time I have to do anything related to hobbies, etc... It will be a bit better when kid #2 drives - somehow he talked me into driving him to school.  This gets me to work earlier, which is good, but I have to get up far too early!

yeah...#2 is about the only way I've found to fit some gaming in...single and no kids though.

Getting my MBA back in '09 I learned how much time is available outside of work to do other things! (that was a time suck)

Now it's 530am gym, then work, then date/go out and if I have no plans do some gaming...which is hard to do when get up is so early (and I live in FL so usually weather is nice unless it is raining...vs CA that just had climate!)

I love climbing but there is no gym or place to do that here :(...so I've fallen into some gaming.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on February 09, 2017, 02:22:03 PM

I want to get Mad Max just because I thought that movie was so good!

Difficult to fit gaming in w/ work, exercise, and the rest of life though :/

I have the same problem, and I don't even have kids yet.

That said, I reserve weekends for games.
I have kids, and am very busy, but still find a bit of time for games.

  #1 - I play more during the winter.
  #2 - I often do not get enough sleep.

#2 is the key...late evenings are just about the only time I have to do anything related to hobbies, etc... It will be a bit better when kid #2 drives - somehow he talked me into driving him to school.  This gets me to work earlier, which is good, but I have to get up far too early!

yeah...#2 is about the only way I've found to fit some gaming in...single and no kids though.

Getting my MBA back in '09 I learned how much time is available outside of work to do other things! (that was a time suck)

Now it's 530am gym, then work, then date/go out and if I have no plans do some gaming...which is hard to do when get up is so early (and I live in FL so usually weather is nice unless it is raining...vs CA that just had climate!)

I love climbing but there is no gym or place to do that here :(...so I've fallen into some gaming.

Ha! yeah about the highest place in Florida I have seen are the garbage dumps outside of Miami ( and I'm not joking..they are HUGE ).  Isn't one of them called Mount Trashmore or something?  I love visiting Florida though.  However, I have a hard time with the summers - that humidity is brutal.  It's all cool if I'm on the beach though.

Sorry for the lack of gaming content in this post.



Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Saskatchewstachian on February 09, 2017, 02:31:12 PM
Just bought Witcher 3 with all the expansion packs! Kind of pricey but one of the best game's I've ever played.

About 24 hours of play time into it and I can see it easily climbing to a few hundred eventually so the cost/time isn't too bad. Like many here though I don't have much time for it, only Fri-Sun when I am home and there are so many other priorities when you are gone 5 days a week.

I think it will be my go-to game for quite a while.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Jappe on February 10, 2017, 01:40:16 AM
I'm back to modded minecraft (FTB and skyfactory) with some friends. Good fun but takes plenty of hours ^^
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FIstateofmind on February 10, 2017, 03:58:21 AM
Pokemon duel! I play about 45 min every day on the treadmill and I'm losing some extra pounds! Really excited about that combo :D
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on February 10, 2017, 11:45:13 AM
Just bought Witcher 3 with all the expansion packs! Kind of pricey but one of the best game's I've ever played.

About 24 hours of play time into it and I can see it easily climbing to a few hundred eventually so the cost/time isn't too bad. Like many here though I don't have much time for it, only Fri-Sun when I am home and there are so many other priorities when you are gone 5 days a week.

I think it will be my go-to game for quite a while.

It is mind-blowing how expansive that game it. Be careful because it will definitely suck you in!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on February 10, 2017, 01:07:12 PM
Just bought Witcher 3 with all the expansion packs! Kind of pricey but one of the best game's I've ever played.

About 24 hours of play time into it and I can see it easily climbing to a few hundred eventually so the cost/time isn't too bad. Like many here though I don't have much time for it, only Fri-Sun when I am home and there are so many other priorities when you are gone 5 days a week.

I think it will be my go-to game for quite a while.

It is mind-blowing how expansive that game it. Be careful because it will definitely suck you in!

I really liked the storytelling in Witcher 3.  And yes, the game world is huge...but to me it felt kind of 'empty' in places. 

In Skyrim I felt like there was a new thing to explore literally everywhere.  I didn't get that same feeling playing Witcher 3.

Of course, they are two completely different games...so probably not good to compare them in the first place...but everyone seems to anyway.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Fish Sweet on February 10, 2017, 01:15:35 PM
I am currently very slowly playing my way through Final Fantasy XV.  Slowly mostly because I want to stop to do every sidequest, spend hours fishing, cook every meal, find every campsite, eat every available thing to eat.... so yeah, it's taking me a while, haha.  It's a real problem because the food looks so great in this game.

Upcoming games I have on my docket:
- Code: Realize (an otome visual novel)
- The Last Guardian
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Dishonored 2

Hoping to either borrow most of those or buy steeply discounted during a sale though.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on February 10, 2017, 01:25:26 PM
I am currently very slowly playing my way through Final Fantasy XV.  Slowly mostly because I want to stop to do every sidequest, spend hours fishing, cook every meal, find every campsite, eat every available thing to eat.... so yeah, it's taking me a while, haha.  It's a real problem because the food looks so great in this game.

It's unfortunate they spent more time on the food/cooking than on the actual battle system...
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Fish Sweet on February 10, 2017, 01:43:34 PM
I am currently very slowly playing my way through Final Fantasy XV.  Slowly mostly because I want to stop to do every sidequest, spend hours fishing, cook every meal, find every campsite, eat every available thing to eat.... so yeah, it's taking me a while, haha.  It's a real problem because the food looks so great in this game.

It's unfortunate they spent more time on the food/cooking than on the actual battle system...

Enh, the battle system isn't perfect but it looks cool as heck so I don't mind.  I usually don't go into FF games expecting anything particularly great when it comes to battle.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on February 10, 2017, 01:48:25 PM
Just bought Witcher 3 with all the expansion packs! Kind of pricey but one of the best game's I've ever played.

About 24 hours of play time into it and I can see it easily climbing to a few hundred eventually so the cost/time isn't too bad. Like many here though I don't have much time for it, only Fri-Sun when I am home and there are so many other priorities when you are gone 5 days a week.

I think it will be my go-to game for quite a while.

It is mind-blowing how expansive that game it. Be careful because it will definitely suck you in!

I really liked the storytelling in Witcher 3.  And yes, the game world is huge...but to me it felt kind of 'empty' in places. 

In Skyrim I felt like there was a new thing to explore literally everywhere.  I didn't get that same feeling playing Witcher 3.

Of course, they are two completely different games...so probably not good to compare them in the first place...but everyone seems to anyway.

I find that I can spend several hours alone just exploring the "undiscovered locations" in witcher 3. You will find some cool stuff like gear and potions along the way.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: chesebert on February 10, 2017, 03:45:01 PM
Should I play Witcher 3 or Dark Soul 3? I have very limited time dedicated to gaming and I want to get the most out of it.

I like a good story more than anything. I played Witcher 1 and Witcher 2 but have not played any Soul games.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: minimalistgamer on February 11, 2017, 08:25:42 AM
Should I play Witcher 3 or Dark Soul 3? I have very limited time dedicated to gaming and I want to get the most out of it.

I like a good story more than anything. I played Witcher 1 and Witcher 2 but have not played any Soul games.

I have not played either, but from what I hear, Witcher 3 is a better game.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cezilous on February 11, 2017, 08:45:01 AM
I bought Rimworld on Monday or Tuesday.... I have 27 hours in already, and mind you, I work 40 hours/week, so..nothing got done this week.  So addicting.. Logging in right now.  Firefly whaaaaaat.  So much fun, and funny!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on February 11, 2017, 10:53:39 PM
After giving up on Witcher 2 because it was getting a bit too monotonous, I embarked upon Witcher 3 (which I bought a while ago) this week with trepidation. Turns out this latest version is a lot more interesting for me , with a greater variety of quests and side quests and intricate communities in the towns and cities. The graphics are absolutely stunning and I find I can run my GTX 1060 at max graphics settings (including full hairworks) at 1080p with very smooth frame rates. I am so glad I didn't give up on this series!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on February 12, 2017, 01:22:53 PM
Should I play Witcher 3 or Dark Soul 3? I have very limited time dedicated to gaming and I want to get the most out of it.

I like a good story more than anything. I played Witcher 1 and Witcher 2 but have not played any Soul games.

Witcher 3 is more enjoyable. The challenge of the Dark Souls series made me want to throw my controller
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Vindicated on February 13, 2017, 08:39:31 AM
I also have limited play time.  Maybe 5-10hrs a week.

Currently, I'm playing
 - Rocket League - ~70hrs - I suck, but my friends are super into it, and it's the best way to "hang out" since we live hours away these days.
 - Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen - ~55hrs - Probably another 100+ to complete.
 - Dungeon of the Endless - Just bought on sale.  Only ~2hrs in.  Need to finish DD:DA first!

Recent Past:
 - Stellaris - ~100hrs - So much fun, but can get overwhelming if you're playing on a large galaxy.  Lost my first couple of tries, won my most recent.  Going to jump back into it in the future, as they are already releasing additional content.
 - Anarchy Online - ~200 DAYS (over 16 years) - MMOs are too much time commitment, but I find myself drawn back in every year or so.  Many characters from lowbie twinks to 220.

Upcoming:
 - Zelda: Breath of the Wild - I feel like I NEED the Nintendo Switch, and the new Zelda, but I haven't purchased a console since XBOX 360 back in 2005-2006.
 - VR? - Don't have the hardware yet.  Will wait until I can justify it and prices come down.  Lots of cool games coming out!
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Post by: Cwadda on February 13, 2017, 08:49:53 AM
Anyone try the For Honor beta? I enjoyed it although I just can't justify paying $60 for this game. In my opinion, it's the type of game you play 2-4 weeks then get tired of. There's a 20% discount for Prime members although even $48 seems steep for what the game would be worth to me.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on February 13, 2017, 01:31:55 PM
I just saw this and thought I would pass it on...

humblebundle has a full charity bundle going on :  https://www.humblebundle.com/freedom

They matched up to 300K...which they already reached. 

Pretty incredible deal for $30.  I saw stardew valley mentioned in a few posts here...and it is included in the bundle.  Might be a great time to nab it if you don't already have it.
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Post by: SouthernTransplant on February 13, 2017, 01:35:52 PM
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humblebundle has a full charity bundle going on :  https://www.humblebundle.com/freedom

Just picked this up myself.  I was considering getting The Witness at $30 anyway, so getting another 40+ games/books AND supporting the ACLU is a no brainer!
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Post by: farmecologist on February 13, 2017, 01:38:57 PM
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humblebundle has a full charity bundle going on :  https://www.humblebundle.com/freedom

Just picked this up myself.  I was considering getting The Witness at $30 anyway, so getting another 40+ games/books AND supporting the ACLU is a no brainer!

I agree!  And amazingly, I already owned only 3 of the games on the list.  My steam library has over 1000 games now ( mostly due to bundles like this ).

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: sw1tch on February 13, 2017, 02:12:18 PM
Just thought I'd finally update with where I'm at.

I finally beat Mirror's Edge (PS3).  I literally had about 30 minutes left to play and just hadn't gotten back to it in about a year but now that's complete.

I'm working on going through my catalog of games that I never finished and getting them out of the way.  I have the following in my queue:
- Sly Cooper 3
- Ni No Kuni
- God of War
- Limbo

I literally don't need to buy games for a couple more years due to the extensive library that I've accumulated already (both bought and free pick-ups).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Shaz_Au on February 13, 2017, 10:06:37 PM
Mass Effect 2 is currently available free through EA's Origin platform (Go to Free Games/On the House).  I'm not a fan of Origin but login occasionally just to see what game is currently free.

I'm currently playing Fallout 4, EB Games (Australia) had an awesome sale just before Christmas where you got the base game and Season Pass for cheaper than you could buy just the season pass on Steam!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: prognastat on February 15, 2017, 07:57:38 AM
I only play on consoles, I have most previous generations of consoles and only PS4 this generation so far, but probably more once the prices of the others drop.

I just started a second playthorugh of Bloodborne on PS4 to get the hard/true ending. It's definitely my favourite game on the PS4 and possibly of all time.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on February 15, 2017, 03:28:34 PM
I ended up buying For Honor on Amazon (which comes with a 20% discount if you have Prime). Meh, I already know it's not a great game, but I really really want to play with my friends who all got it. :/
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Vindicated on February 16, 2017, 06:28:08 AM
I ended up buying For Honor on Amazon (which comes with a 20% discount if you have Prime). Meh, I already know it's not a great game, but I really really want to play with my friends who all got it. :/

I've got a coworker that's pretty into it, but he's been playing since Beta.  From what I can tell, it has a learning curve.  Perhaps you'll enjoy it more as you learn more combos and situational strategies.

I'll probably pass on it for a while.  Way too much when there are plenty of free games to play (Rocket League, League of Legends, Smite), and a lot of cheap games I've already purchased through Steam.  Let us know if you get more into it though.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on February 16, 2017, 07:43:25 AM
I ended up buying For Honor on Amazon (which comes with a 20% discount if you have Prime). Meh, I already know it's not a great game, but I really really want to play with my friends who all got it. :/

I've got a coworker that's pretty into it, but he's been playing since Beta.  From what I can tell, it has a learning curve.  Perhaps you'll enjoy it more as you learn more combos and situational strategies.

I'll probably pass on it for a while.  Way too much when there are plenty of free games to play (Rocket League, League of Legends, Smite), and a lot of cheap games I've already purchased through Steam.  Let us know if you get more into it though.

The problem is that I'd be happy with simply continuing to play the Beta. The full game does not offer anything more. It has a weak campaign and the multiplayer modes are very limited (hack n slash).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on February 16, 2017, 11:21:11 AM
I got sucked into Stardew Valley again. You run around, you farm, you mine, you bop monsters on the head. It should NOT be this addicting!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cezilous on February 16, 2017, 11:32:36 AM
I got sucked into Stardew Valley again. You run around, you farm, you mine, you bop monsters on the head. It should NOT be this addicting!

I love Stardew Valley!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on February 16, 2017, 11:44:49 AM
I got sucked into Stardew Valley again. You run around, you farm, you mine, you bop monsters on the head. It should NOT be this addicting!

I love Stardew Valley!

I mentioned this above but is worth repeating...Stardew Valley is available as part of the Humble Freedom Bundle...an insanely good deal they are hosting for charity :

   https://www.humblebundle.com/freedom

In fact, this bundle is approaching 5 million in donations!






Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: meerkat on February 16, 2017, 11:47:12 AM
I got sucked into Stardew Valley again. You run around, you farm, you mine, you bop monsters on the head. It should NOT be this addicting!

I love Stardew Valley!

Does anyone have multiple games going? I have one that I'm pretty far into and I'm all of three in game days into a second game with the monsters. (I did this partly cause I was tired of mining but still wanted to play. Yep, just a little addicted.)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ptobeast on February 17, 2017, 10:32:51 AM
I got the Humble Freedom Bundle! Last night I tried out Mini Metro, which was quick and fun. I also started playing Human Resource Machine - also fun, but I realized that staying up late playing a programming game, causing me to be sleep-deprived for my actual programming job, was not the best idea. Looking forward to finally playing Stardew Valley this weekend.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: coin on February 18, 2017, 08:43:06 PM
I am currently very slowly playing my way through Final Fantasy XV.  Slowly mostly because I want to stop to do every sidequest, spend hours fishing, cook every meal, find every campsite, eat every available thing to eat.... so yeah, it's taking me a while, haha.  It's a real problem because the food looks so great in this game.

Upcoming games I have on my docket:
- Code: Realize (an otome visual novel)
- The Last Guardian
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- Dishonored 2

Hoping to either borrow most of those or buy steeply discounted during a sale though.

I beat FFXV during the Christmas holidays, and since my secret santa gave me playstation credit I got the season pass.  So I've been playing the Choco-Moogle carnival.  Some of the sidequests were kinda dumb, but it's a nice distraction.

That said, I was annoyed that I accidentally activated a bug so now I can't complete one of the hunts.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on February 20, 2017, 12:36:08 PM
I ordered For Honor and have since not opened it. I have almost zero desire to play! I think I'm going to return it. It's just not worth $60 for me.

Has anyone looked into Horizon Zero Dawn? It's supposedly one of the best PS4 exclusives to date.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on February 20, 2017, 12:56:39 PM
I ordered For Honor and have since not opened it. I have almost zero desire to play! I think I'm going to return it. It's just not worth $60 for me.

Has anyone looked into Horizon Zero Dawn? It's supposedly one of the best PS4 exclusives to date.

I'm very interested in Zero Dawn...looks like a great open-world game.

I know i'ts a very old game but I finally starting playing the GTAV single player 'story mode' now that I have a competent PC.  Looks amazing on my GTX 1070!

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: jmwagner5 on February 20, 2017, 01:39:30 PM
I have had my Xbox unplugged for the past two months but I am eagerly awaiting Mass Effect: Andromeda in March.  Pre-ordered through Amazon so it was cheaper and used Christmas Gift Cards to get it for a whopping $3 after tax.  Always loved the ME universe and I'm looking forward to a new journey in the new galaxy.

Also have to give huge shout outs to Civ III and IV, Empire Earth, and Age of Empires II for helping me play through hours and hours of history in my teens.  And CoD Zombies was a great way to spend college nights with friends.  And Final Fantasy X was another favorite on the PS2.  Recently repurchased it on Steam and love dueling the hybrid creations in the Calm Lands arena. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: MoneyMage on February 20, 2017, 07:40:34 PM
I typically play one video game at a time for months or years and haven't played any MMOs with subscriptions since having kids. I like games I can quickly start and stop or play in spurts after the kids are in bed... like League of Legends and Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.

Right now I'm playing Overwatch; I started playing it at release and haven't played anything else since! I mostly queue up for either competitive (Platinum level) or Mystery Heroes (I like the randomness) and sometimes All Brawls. My current go-to competitive characters are Lucio, Zarya, and Ana.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on February 21, 2017, 08:07:44 AM
I typically play one video game at a time for months or years and haven't played any MMOs with subscriptions since having kids. I like games I can quickly start and stop or play in spurts after the kids are in bed... like League of Legends and Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.

Right now I'm playing Overwatch; I started playing it at release and haven't played anything else since! I mostly queue up for either competitive (Platinum level) or Mystery Heroes (I like the randomness) and sometimes All Brawls. My current go-to competitive characters are Lucio, Zarya, and Ana.

Overwatch is great. Have also been playing since its release. Unfortunately I play on PS4 and on the console some characters are obsolete because the difficulty of aiming. Like for Ana on the PC, you just click on people. On console it's much more difficult. Lucio and Mercy are much better.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: secondcor521 on February 21, 2017, 08:36:58 AM
If anyone wants coaching (or boosting) on Overwatch, my son is US Top 500 in Seasons 2 and 3.  Last season he mained Tracer.  This season it looks like he mostly plays Soldier:76. 

PM me for details.

Mods, feel free to delete if this seems too commercial.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Rimu05 on February 21, 2017, 09:24:49 AM
As they are no longer making PS3 games. Any games I should play before I take this to Gamestop? I am halfway through the Last of Us, but my PS3 was quite neglected during my college years and I missed out on quite a couple of games.

Also, at a loss as to whether I want to buy another console or go the gaming PC way. However, since I sit at my computer daily, the gaming PC thing doesn't seem as attractive and Sony has made some of my favorite exclusives. Like Little Big Planet, Resistance: Fall of Man and Uncharted.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: prognastat on February 21, 2017, 09:32:03 AM
As they are no longer making PS3 games. Any games I should play before I take this to Gamestop? I am halfway through the Last of Us, but my PS3 was quite neglected during my college years and I missed out on quite a couple of games.

Also, at a loss as to whether I want to buy another console or go the gaming PC way. However, since I sit at my computer daily, the gaming PC thing doesn't seem as attractive and Sony has made some of my favorite exclusives. Like Little Big Planet, Resistance: Fall of Man and Uncharted.

If you haven't played them yet:
The kingdom hearts remasters/bundles are quite good.
Ni No Kuni is good too.
The inFamous games are pretty good too.
The Batman Arkham games.
Red Dead Redemption.
he Bioshock games.
The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus remaster bundle.
Demon Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dead Space.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on February 21, 2017, 03:00:50 PM
As they are no longer making PS3 games. Any games I should play before I take this to Gamestop? I am halfway through the Last of Us, but my PS3 was quite neglected during my college years and I missed out on quite a couple of games.

Also, at a loss as to whether I want to buy another console or go the gaming PC way. However, since I sit at my computer daily, the gaming PC thing doesn't seem as attractive and Sony has made some of my favorite exclusives. Like Little Big Planet, Resistance: Fall of Man and Uncharted.


I'm in the same boat as you. The games I have enjoyed the most on my PS3 are Skyrim, Fallout 3: New Vegas, GTA 4, Portal 1 & 2, Little Big Planet, Ratchet & Clank, etc. I have not gotten into Ni No Kuni yet, but I have it there and it seemed okay. Last of Us was one of my favorite games, of all time really. I would say Gran Turismo, but I much preferred the Forza series.

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Connemara on February 24, 2017, 02:08:23 PM
I recently built a gaming PC (parts list https://pcpartpicker.com/user/AsphaltJustice/saved/zdkf7P (https://pcpartpicker.com/user/AsphaltJustice/saved/zdkf7P)). So far, I've played Shadow of Mordor which has very fun combat mechanics but suffers from a bad storyline. Kill orcs, fight captain, repeat. I've become pretty bored.

Battlefield 1, on the other hand, has proven to be a blast. Really enjoying it. I recently bought The Witcher 3 and Total War: Warhammer on sale and look forward to getting around to those soon. I'm almost afraid to start TW3 because I've heard it can easily suck you in.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Vindicated on February 24, 2017, 03:13:40 PM
If anyone is interested, Anarchy Online just went live on Steam today.

It's a 15 year old game, the first Sci-Fi MMORPG, and still pretty fun.  I'll be hopping back in to enjoy the population increase, and help some noobies with getting started.  Maybe I'll finish that level 9 Enforcer twink I started back in October.  By my calculations, it looks like I'll get Quality 85-90 implants into him :D

Positives
 - The most unique character equipping system I've seen.
  - Most items don't have level limits, so if you can figure out how to squeeze out a few more skills, you can equip great items on lowbies.
 - Huge open world
 - 14 Classes to choose from, some of which are absolutely unique to the game.
 - Reasonably interesting story line
 - Part of the game free.  You can't really compete with paid players, but you don't necessarily have to.

Negatives
 - Somewhat broken economy
 - Graphics could use a serious update
 - Buggy compared to newer games, but it doesn't make it unplayable
 - Most of the best items & some levels require expansions and monthly payments
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on February 24, 2017, 04:01:28 PM
If anyone is interested, Anarchy Online just went live on Steam today.

It's a 15 year old game, the first Sci-Fi MMORPG, and still pretty fun.  I'll be hopping back in to enjoy the population increase, and help some noobies with getting started.  Maybe I'll finish that level 9 Enforcer twink I started back in October.  By my calculations, it looks like I'll get Quality 85-90 implants into him :D

Positives
 - The most unique character equipping system I've seen.
  - Most items don't have level limits, so if you can figure out how to squeeze out a few more skills, you can equip great items on lowbies.
 - Huge open world
 - 14 Classes to choose from, some of which are absolutely unique to the game.
 - Reasonably interesting story line
 - Part of the game free.  You can't really compete with paid players, but you don't necessarily have to.

Negatives
 - Somewhat broken economy
 - Graphics could use a serious update
 - Buggy compared to newer games, but it doesn't make it unplayable
 - Most of the best items & some levels require expansions and monthly payments

Interesting. I've thought about trying this game for years. One of my buddies I played WoW with was quite fond of it. What's the learning curve like? Can it be played casually/mostly solo? I'm not interested in getting sucked back into the MMO grind, but a relaxing foray into an interesting world for a couple hours here and there could be fun.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on February 25, 2017, 11:23:01 PM
After 57 hours of game play over two weeks, I just finished Witcher 3. Wow, what an awesome game that was! Might even go back and finish off Witcher 2.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalwitch on February 26, 2017, 12:01:07 PM
I bought Legion (WoW) and truly, I shouldn't have done that.
I really like the expansion so far and have to restraint myself of not playing too much. Just finished questing in the Aszuna area and I loved it!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Vindicated on February 27, 2017, 07:06:51 AM
Interesting. I've thought about trying this game for years. One of my buddies I played WoW with was quite fond of it. What's the learning curve like? Can it be played casually/mostly solo? I'm not interested in getting sucked back into the MMO grind, but a relaxing foray into an interesting world for a couple hours here and there could be fun.

The new starting area, Arete Landing, does a pretty good job of teaching you the different aspects of the game.  It's not very hand-holdy, so if you have questions, feel free to PM me. 

You can make it to about level 35 without "Grinding".  By that, I mean you can get to about level 35 without killing the same mobs over and over, just following the path that makes the most sense.  And you can do this Solo, if you spend the time upgrading your character.

This is the learning curve part.  When you find that mobs your level are getting difficult to kill, you need to upgrade your armor, weapon, implants and nanos (spells).  To simplify it, I recommend starting as a martial artists, because you won't need to upgrade weapons, as you punch with your fists.  My highest level character is a MA.  They're arguably the best Solo class too.

Upgrading is complicated.  Pay close attention to the implant tutorial on Arete Landing, and make sure to buy the armor from the vendor on Arete that lets you right-click to upgrade.  That armor grows with you to level 50 or so, iirc.

Also, feel free to ask for help in the OOC channels.  The community is very helpful.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: twbird18 on February 27, 2017, 08:13:20 AM
Resogun - I probably spend 5-10 hours a week playing the challenges. I'll probably get tired of it one day, but I've been playing it since it was released as a free PS4 plus game...
The Last of Us - just started
I just got a Nintendo Classic so I'm about to start playing through those games.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Vindicated on February 27, 2017, 03:01:34 PM
I bought Legion (WoW) and truly, I shouldn't have done that.
I really like the expansion so far and have to restraint myself of not playing too much. Just finished questing in the Aszuna area and I loved it!

I have a few friends that are going to try out the free vanilla WoW server.  I hear it's pretty populated and free.  I might check it out.

www.kronos-wow.com (http://www.kronos-wow.com)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on February 27, 2017, 07:23:00 PM
Resogun - I probably spend 5-10 hours a week playing the challenges. I'll probably get tired of it one day, but I've been playing it since it was released as a free PS4 plus game...
The Last of Us - just started
I just got a Nintendo Classic so I'm about to start playing through those games.
How do you like the nintendo? It was on my list, great price, but the 3 foot cord killed it for me. I have a fancy pants living room that is larger than that...
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on February 27, 2017, 09:19:29 PM
I just picked up Shadows of Mordor for $4. It should provide $4 worth of entertainment. : )

Link if anybody else is interested - https://slickdeals.net/f/9814195-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-game-of-the-year-edition-3-99?v=1
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: twbird18 on February 28, 2017, 08:14:59 AM
Resogun - I probably spend 5-10 hours a week playing the challenges. I'll probably get tired of it one day, but I've been playing it since it was released as a free PS4 plus game...
The Last of Us - just started
I just got a Nintendo Classic so I'm about to start playing through those games.
How do you like the nintendo? It was on my list, great price, but the 3 foot cord killed it for me. I have a fancy pants living room that is larger than that...

It's fun from a nostalgic POV. You can certainly get an emulator & all those games on like a Raspberry for cheaper without the cords. I just used an extended HDMI cord to run it across to the coffee table and play (luckily I have an outlet by the couch because the power cord is equally short). It weighs nothing so putting it away when I'm not using it is NBD & we don't have kids or pets to run into  lines.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on March 01, 2017, 02:51:07 PM
A longer HDMI cable is a slick idea. May have to check it out at some point.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Bakari on March 01, 2017, 03:31:56 PM
For those who have not palyed mass effect 2, you can get the game free now. Ubisoft and other publishers would from time to time post free games to download.


Well, now you are starting to redeem yourself, thread!

In case you don't remember, I posted a few pages / weeks back about how this is supposed to be the MUSTACHIAN forum, and how ya'll informing me of some of what's out there - which won't run on my 2008 laptop - was generating brand new expensive desires


(like, witcher 3 won't even run on a Pentium i3.  an i5 is the minimum requirement.  wtf!? So I'd be looking at at least a $900 computer, and that's if I built it myself)...



Turns out Mass Effect 2 will run on a pentium core duo just fine, even at the higher settings.
And free, that's a nice mustachian price. 
ME2 is the reason I haven't posted anything on any of the MMM boards in a couple weeks.  After my second playthrough, I bought ME1 for $15, which should both last me a few hours playtime on its own and make a 3rd (maybe 4th or 5th too) playthrough of ME2 more fun.
Also found a copy of Witcher (1) on ebay for 10 bucks, just started it yesterday.


Meanwhile, I got 6 new cooperative 2 player games for the PS2 after finishing Champions of Norrath and Perfect Dark with my wife, (who still keeps calling me a nerd, but recently spends almost as much time on gaming as I do :P )


So, yeah, thanks.  Between these 9 new games, it should help hold off the temptation to spend a chunk of money on a computer that I really really don't need!






Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on March 01, 2017, 07:28:23 PM
How does one finish Champions of Norrath? I think I've played it through at least 6 times with various friends, plus several play throughs of the sequel. Love those games.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Bakari on March 01, 2017, 09:14:52 PM
How does one finish Champions of Norrath? I think I've played it through at least 6 times with various friends, plus several play throughs of the sequel. Love those games.
Well, yeah, we did two consecutive run through, and she was ready for a 3rd but I needed a little variety, since the layouts and dialog are all identical every time
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Metric Mouse on March 02, 2017, 08:41:51 AM
Have to check out the sequel; can load your characters into and start a while new adventure. But yeah, the hokey dialouge and cliche story can get old.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on March 02, 2017, 11:14:14 AM

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel. 

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: prognastat on March 02, 2017, 11:27:29 AM

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel.

I've got it on price-watch, but there are very few games I'm willing to drop full price on. It is one I'm interested in trying out once the prices do drop though.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on March 02, 2017, 01:00:53 PM

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel.

I'm considering getting this but I'm also considering the new Zelda game, which has been well reviewed by all the critics across the board. Life long Zelda fan here.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on March 02, 2017, 01:09:19 PM

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel.

I'm really interested in this game, but haven't decided if I want to drop the coin, it's $48 on amazon with prime.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on March 02, 2017, 02:58:20 PM

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel.

I'm really interested in this game, but haven't decided if I want to drop the coin, it's $48 on amazon with prime.

I have heard very good things, but I am currently immersed in my $4 Shadows of Mordor experience...
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: bacchi on March 02, 2017, 03:10:34 PM
I'm now playing Torment: Tides of Numenera. It's the sequel to Torment, probably the best RPG game of all time*.


* http://www.pcgamer.com/best-rpgs-of-all-time/4/
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Gondolin on March 02, 2017, 03:12:17 PM
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Also found a copy of Witcher (1) on ebay for 10 bucks, just started it yesterday.

Witcher 1 is always $9.99 on GOG. If you bought a disc copy make sure it's the enhanced edition.





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I'm now playing Torment: Tides of Numenera.
Same. Was waiting for this to be mentioned. 4-year old Kickstarter is finally paying off!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: prognastat on March 02, 2017, 03:22:07 PM
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Also found a copy of Witcher (1) on ebay for 10 bucks, just started it yesterday.

Witcher 1 is always $9.99 on GOG. If you bought a disc copy make sure it's the enhanced edition.





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I'm now playing Torment: Tides of Numenera.
Same. Was waiting for this to be mentioned. 4-year old Kickstarter is finally paying off!

I have backed 2 games on kickstarter, the first was Mighty No. 9. This seriously disappointed me and until the second game I backed comes out and doesn't disappoint I haven't been willing to drop more on kickstarter. The second one is Battle Chasers, so far at least what they have shown so far looks much more promising, but only time will tell.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: garth on March 02, 2017, 05:13:32 PM
Welp, I'm weak. I haven't owed a console since the 360 but the Switch hype has gotten to me. I'll be picking one up as soon as they're back in stock. This lapsed Nintendo fanboy is going home.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Bakari on March 02, 2017, 10:48:01 PM
Welp, I'm weak. I haven't owed a console since the 360 but the Switch hype has gotten to me. I'll be picking one up as soon as they're back in stock. This lapsed Nintendo fanboy is going home.
lol, my newest console is the PS2, and I got that for free.  Last one I paid for was the N64 (which I got from gamestop after the cube was already out), still have it, and play often.
and the hype over Breath of the Wild got to me, and I plan to get a switch eventually (probably a month or two)
don't feel bad :P
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: I'm a red panda on March 03, 2017, 07:10:00 AM
Welp, I'm weak. I haven't owed a console since the 360 but the Switch hype has gotten to me. I'll be picking one up as soon as they're back in stock. This lapsed Nintendo fanboy is going home.

My husband is furious he somehow missed the preorder window.
We are getting Zelda tomorrow (Amazon has a great preorder discount, so we ordered the games in his favorite franchises through the end of the year)- I mean we will get the Switch eventually...

I was just hoping he'd be able to have it during the times the baby is still very new, before it needs a lot of attention from him (because rather it needs it from me...)  But it might be summer before we find one.

The Target about 100 miles from my home has them, but not the one 2 miles away- they didn't get any. 

I figure since it isn't Christmas time they shouldn't be out of stock forever... it's not a time a lot of families are spending money on new consoles.


We recently sold all our consoles and games older than the Wii (we never upgraded to Wii U) and it was like a history of Nintendo with a bit of Sega, Playstation, Xbox thrown in... So many consoles and games.  Would have made a lot more money if we took the time to do it on ebay, but we got like $500 from Half Price books.
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Post by: golden1 on March 03, 2017, 07:14:53 AM
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I bought Legion (WoW) and truly, I shouldn't have done that.
I really like the expansion so far and have to restraint myself of not playing too much. Just finished questing in the Aszuna area and I loved it!

Legion is amazing.  If you put in some time making gold, you can play for free (minus the cost of the original game).  For the amount of time I play, the $12/month is a bargain.  It saves me from spending money on other things. 
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Post by: Vindicated on March 03, 2017, 07:29:47 AM
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I bought Legion (WoW) and truly, I shouldn't have done that.
I really like the expansion so far and have to restraint myself of not playing too much. Just finished questing in the Aszuna area and I loved it!

Legion is amazing.  If you put in some time making gold, you can play for free (minus the cost of the original game).  For the amount of time I play, the $12/month is a bargain.  It saves me from spending money on other things.

I'm really considering picking it up.  I haven't played since WotLK though.  I'm just afraid that I can't compete when I only play ~2hrs a night, 3-4 nights a week.  How much time do you invest to "keep up"?  I've heard that playing primarily PvP isn't as much as a time sink.

Some friends and I tried out the Kronos vanilla server, which was OK for a few days, but it started to feel unethical to play it once I read about the details of how it was made, and that it's not approved by Blizzard.
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Post by: garth on March 03, 2017, 07:57:03 AM
Welp, I'm weak. I haven't owed a console since the 360 but the Switch hype has gotten to me. I'll be picking one up as soon as they're back in stock. This lapsed Nintendo fanboy is going home.

My husband is furious he somehow missed the preorder window.
We are getting Zelda tomorrow (Amazon has a great preorder discount, so we ordered the games in his favorite franchises through the end of the year)- I mean we will get the Switch eventually...

I was just hoping he'd be able to have it during the times the baby is still very new, before it needs a lot of attention from him (because rather it needs it from me...)  But it might be summer before we find one.

The Target about 100 miles from my home has them, but not the one 2 miles away- they didn't get any. 

I figure since it isn't Christmas time they shouldn't be out of stock forever... it's not a time a lot of families are spending money on new consoles.


We recently sold all our consoles and games older than the Wii (we never upgraded to Wii U) and it was like a history of Nintendo with a bit of Sega, Playstation, Xbox thrown in... So many consoles and games.  Would have made a lot more money if we took the time to do it on ebay, but we got like $500 from Half Price books.

I wish I had taken advantage of that pre-order sale on Amazon. Is the 20% off a limited time thing? If so, I might pre-order Mario now. No reason not to since they don't charge you until the game ships, right?
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Post by: I'm a red panda on March 03, 2017, 08:01:48 AM

I wish I had taken advantage of that pre-order sale on Amazon. Is the 20% off a limited time thing? If so, I might pre-order Mario now. No reason not to since they don't charge you until the game ships, right?

I had never seen the prime member preorder thing before, so I don't know how long it stays around.  But they don't charge you until it ships, so you might as well.

Also, our Target started showing stock, so I ran over there and now own a Switch.  :)
They had 7 left at 8:30, and started with 35 at 8:00.  The guy who works there said he isn't allowed to buy one until 9:30, and was really hoping one was left.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: prognastat on March 03, 2017, 08:06:11 AM
They have been offering pre-order discounts for quite a while. At least 6 months or more off the top of my head.
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Post by: farmecologist on March 03, 2017, 08:18:08 AM

Picked up Horizon Zero Dawn for my 'regular' PS4 ( i.e. - not a pro ).

I'm amazed at what they are able to squeeze out of the PS4!  The game really is a technical marvel.

I'm really interested in this game, but haven't decided if I want to drop the coin, it's $48 on amazon with prime.

I have heard very good things, but I am currently immersed in my $4 Shadows of Mordor experience...


I did the Amazon prime thing...not much of a discount but every bit helps.

I usually do not buy games at release but splurged a bit because I usually play on my PC and get games super cheap. 

Zero Dawn will never be on PC so I said what the heck...





Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: I'm a red panda on March 03, 2017, 08:21:55 AM
They have been offering pre-order discounts for quite a while. At least 6 months or more off the top of my head.

Makes me mad we missed the window for preorder on the Switch. 20% is a pretty significant discount!

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Post by: prognastat on March 03, 2017, 08:35:03 AM
They have been offering pre-order discounts for quite a while. At least 6 months or more off the top of my head.

Makes me mad we missed the window for preorder on the Switch. 20% is a pretty significant discount!

Not sure if the discount has applied to systems too or only games.
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Post by: I'm a red panda on March 03, 2017, 08:36:16 AM

Not sure if the discount has applied to systems too or only games.

It will make me happier if it is games only :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on March 03, 2017, 09:17:50 AM
They have been offering pre-order discounts for quite a while. At least 6 months or more off the top of my head.

Makes me mad we missed the window for preorder on the Switch. 20% is a pretty significant discount!

Not sure if the discount has applied to systems too or only games.

It's games only:
https://www.engadget.com/2016/01/12/amazon-prime-video-game-discounts/
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: I'm a red panda on March 03, 2017, 11:03:11 AM
Too bad Nintendo can't get their act together with product launches.  I see the switch is sold out everywhere.  I had to wait 2 months to find a NES classic at retail prices.  Meanwhile I think Ebay is profiting more off these products than Nintendo!

I was pretty impressed I managed to get it at a store today and with no line. I thought I was screwed with no pre-order.

I've seen a number of places report more are expected in stock at stores an online as soon as 3/10. (Amazon UK is actually still taking orders, so they clearly think they are getting more soon. Amazon US isn't- though right now there is one from a reseller at actual price.  A number of Targets are still reporting that they are in stock though. If you live near one, you can check online.)


I should have bought two... there was no limit; clearly I am not good at gouging.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: garth on March 03, 2017, 01:18:59 PM
Zelda is back on Amazon for 20% off. Ordered it, Amazon says it should be delivered Sunday. Now to find a Switch
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on March 04, 2017, 03:41:46 PM
Zelda is back on Amazon for 20% off. Ordered it, Amazon says it should be delivered Sunday. Now to find a Switch

The problem I have with the Switch is it's $500 to get all the recommended hardware plus 1 game. Also, it has almost no library currently.
I'm thinking of just getting Zelda for WiiU.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: I'm a red panda on March 04, 2017, 04:21:21 PM
The Zelda game is really good. I don't think there is anything about the switch that makes the play different than the Wii u, if you already own that.
Since Mario Kart sounds like it will just be Wii U tracks, they aren't doing a lot to really differentiate the switch.

It's not $500 to play. We just have console plus game. That's $350.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: garth on March 04, 2017, 05:54:58 PM
I considered buying a Wii U, but it's not much cheaper than the Switch and most the games I'd buy for it are actually N64 or Wii ports, which I'm sure will show up on Switch someday. The portability of the Switch is also a big selling factor.

I have Zelda and the Pro Controller on their way from Amazon. Target's website says they have Switches available in my city, so hopefully I can pick one up tomorrow night when spouse and I get home from vacation. I haven't been this pumped for video games since Wind Waker.

Edit. Forgot to mention, I'm also pumped for the indie games announced for Switch. Looks like Nintendo is taking that segment seriously. When I had a 360, I found myself bored with so-called AAA games like Gears, Halo, COD but spent a ton of time on stuff like 'Splosion Man, Super Meat Boy, Braid, Shadow Complex, Limbo, etc. Snipperclips, Shovel Knight, and the BanjoKazooie rip-off are on my radar for Switch.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: BattlaP on March 05, 2017, 01:01:23 AM
I'm now playing Torment: Tides of Numenera. It's the sequel to Torment, probably the best RPG game of all time*.


* http://www.pcgamer.com/best-rpgs-of-all-time/4/

Just finished this. Really faithful *spiritual* sequel IMO and really intriguing setting. (It's not an actual sequel)
Party members could easily have been heaps better, compared to PS:T's they were fairly generic humans. Especially with the crazy universe, I could easily think up a couple interesting ones without even trying (and none of them would even need to be floating skulls!).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: OneCoolCat on March 05, 2017, 04:59:13 PM
I'm playing Suikoden on PS1 at the moment.  Took me 6 months to beat FF6 but it was a cool game.  Digging Suikoden.
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Post by: Psychstache on March 05, 2017, 05:49:20 PM
I'm playing Suikoden on PS1 at the moment.  Took me 6 months to beat FF6 but it was a cool game.  Digging Suikoden.
Loved both of these. I'm guessing I've played through ff6 at least 30 times. It's the GOAT.

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Post by: farmecologist on March 06, 2017, 08:26:22 AM
The Zelda game is really good. I don't think there is anything about the switch that makes the play different than the Wii u, if you already own that.
Since Mario Kart sounds like it will just be Wii U tracks, they aren't doing a lot to really differentiate the switch.

It's not $500 to play. We just have console plus game. That's $350.

We have a Wii U so getting Zelda there was a no brainer for us.  Seems to be running great so far.  Plus, I'm thinking that the Wii U version will hold it's value well.

However, it does look like both versions suffer choppiness in some areas. 

Some interesting analysis here :
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-switch-vs-wii-u-face-off




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Post by: I'm a red panda on March 06, 2017, 08:51:27 AM

However, it does look like both versions suffer choppiness in some areas. 

Some interesting analysis here :
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-switch-vs-wii-u-face-off

I think I'm not a serious enough gamer to notice these kinds of things :) 
We haven't played undocked yet.
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Post by: Kevin S. on March 06, 2017, 09:22:33 AM
bought Need for speed for ps4. Great game for 20 bucks ! Definitely an arcade type game, fun game if you take it face value.

if you like cars in any way shape or form you should buy it !

Geared towards the teenager however. I must be getting old but I find it beyond frustrating that having to answer your phone while driving and posting photos to your fake instagram account in game is super annoying (old man yells at cloud) lol

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on March 06, 2017, 11:55:16 AM
I bought Legion (WoW) and truly, I shouldn't have done that.
I really like the expansion so far and have to restraint myself of not playing too much. Just finished questing in the Aszuna area and I loved it!

I have a few friends that are going to try out the free vanilla WoW server.  I hear it's pretty populated and free.  I might check it out.

www.kronos-wow.com (http://www.kronos-wow.com)

I hate you. There went my weekend. =P

Fortunately, despite finding I still enjoy the game to some extent, I still have zero interest in the raid grinding kind of stuff. Call me a masochist, but I always kinda liked solo grinding reputation, questing, crafting, etc. Scratches the same itch of idle entertainment as angry birds or other such games. Might goof around with pvp a bit too if my interest holds long enough. Arathi Basin is still among my favorite pvp experiences in all of gaming.

Also, I discovered this server is much more populated, if that kind of thing matters to you:

https://elysium-project.org/
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Post by: Vindicated on March 06, 2017, 12:05:55 PM
I bought Legion (WoW) and truly, I shouldn't have done that.
I really like the expansion so far and have to restraint myself of not playing too much. Just finished questing in the Aszuna area and I loved it!

I have a few friends that are going to try out the free vanilla WoW server.  I hear it's pretty populated and free.  I might check it out.

www.kronos-wow.com (http://www.kronos-wow.com)

I hate you. There went my weekend. =P

Fortunately, despite finding I still enjoy the game to some extent, I still have zero interest in the raid grinding kind of stuff. Call me a masochist, but I always kinda liked solo grinding reputation, questing, crafting, etc. Scratches the same itch of idle entertainment as angry birds or other such games. Might goof around with pvp a bit too if my interest holds long enough. Arathi Basin is still among my favorite pvp experiences in all of gaming.

Also, I discovered this server is much more populated, if that kind of thing matters to you:

https://elysium-project.org/

I actually started to feel the guilt of playing an un-approved Blizzard server, regardless of having paid for the original game years ago.

My friends and I decided to resub to WoW, but I haven't purchased Legion yet.  I paid the $15 for the month, and it automatically updated my account to the latest expansion previous (Warlords of Draenor).

So, I'll play the real game for a while on my $15, and if manage to maintain interest past 30 days, it'll be worth another $15.  Will I pick up Legion for $40-50?  Probably not, but who knows.  I guess it really depends on how into it my friends get.  I mainly play for the social aspect of running dungeons/quests and chatting with friends that live 1-2hrs drive from me.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: golden1 on March 06, 2017, 12:12:59 PM
Legion is great in that it matches your gameplay no matter what you like to do. 

Like questing?  Instead of repetitive daily quests, you get world quests throughout the new zones. 

Like raiding but don't want to grind or learn strategies.  Do LFR.

Like dungeons?  They have a new progressive dungeon system based on doing increasingly harder dungeons under a time limit. 

Like Fishing?  FISHING ARTIFACT POLE!


I just read about Torment.  That interests me - I loved Planescape Torment back in the day. 

Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Vindicated on March 06, 2017, 12:20:15 PM
Legion is great in that it matches your gameplay no matter what you like to do. 

If any of you are playing, or want to start playing, I'm on Tichondrius (or something similar).  It's pretty good population.  I'm only level 21, so you can probably catch me pretty quick if you want to play together!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lagom on March 06, 2017, 02:01:50 PM
Legion is great in that it matches your gameplay no matter what you like to do. 

If any of you are playing, or want to start playing, I'm on Tichondrius (or something similar).  It's pretty good population.  I'm only level 21, so you can probably catch me pretty quick if you want to play together!

We'll see how my interest holds. I may resub and if so happy to game with fellow forum members. That said, the vanilla experience is really what specifically appealed to me. If I could get that through a paid sub, I would do it, but there's no official option that gives exactly that feel (especially given an entire playerbase that also wants that feel and not just to race past those zones to the end game content).
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Vindicated on March 06, 2017, 02:11:55 PM
We'll see how my interest holds. I may resub and if so happy to game with fellow forum members. That said, the vanilla experience is really what specifically appealed to me. If I could get that through a paid sub, I would do it, but there's no official option that gives exactly that feel (especially given an entire playerbase that also wants that feel and not just to race past those zones to the end game content).

I can definitely understand that.  I'm enjoying taking my time, and doing new quests that have been added since my last play through.

Send me a PM if you ever decide to jump back in to the full client!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roland of Gilead on March 06, 2017, 03:42:45 PM
I have a 110 guardian druid in legion (Silverhand) at ilvl 882 or something.  I haven't logged on in a couple of weeks but played the game heavily from around October to January.

Vanilla sounds interesting.   I played WoW in 2004 even in beta and really remember the vanilla experience fondly.  I wonder if it would be fun to go back and try it. 
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Post by: I'm a red panda on March 06, 2017, 08:25:31 PM
Benefit of the switch: tornado warning? Just undock and head to the basement. No game interruption needed.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: garth on March 06, 2017, 10:17:30 PM
Just got off the Plateau in BotW. This game is huge. And beautiful. Headed south instead of toward the village the old man pointed out. Stumbled on a clearing of wild horses, goats, and birds. Managed to tame a horse before getting my ass handed to me by mounted bad guys.

I definitely prefer the pro controller, but it plays great as a portable. Fun to be gaming again.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on March 06, 2017, 10:21:02 PM
The Zelda game is really good. I don't think there is anything about the switch that makes the play different than the Wii u, if you already own that.
Since Mario Kart sounds like it will just be Wii U tracks, they aren't doing a lot to really differentiate the switch.

It's not $500 to play. We just have console plus game. That's $350.

It's also heavily recommended to get the pro controller which is $70. Ouch. $300 + $70 + $60. You're at $430 plus tax. Call it $450. It's just too much for me, although my opinion might be different if I didn't have a WiiU
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Vindicated on March 07, 2017, 06:15:45 AM
I have a 110 guardian druid in legion (Silverhand) at ilvl 882 or something.  I haven't logged on in a couple of weeks but played the game heavily from around October to January.

Vanilla sounds interesting.   I played WoW in 2004 even in beta and really remember the vanilla experience fondly.  I wonder if it would be fun to go back and try it.

If you get the urge, start a toon on Tichondrius and we can do some questing or dungeons.  I'm lvl 21 Goblin Warrior named Gumbythumbs :)
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: I'm a red panda on March 07, 2017, 07:40:26 AM
The Zelda game is really good. I don't think there is anything about the switch that makes the play different than the Wii u, if you already own that.
Since Mario Kart sounds like it will just be Wii U tracks, they aren't doing a lot to really differentiate the switch.

It's not $500 to play. We just have console plus game. That's $350.

It's also heavily recommended to get the pro controller which is $70. Ouch. $300 + $70 + $60. You're at $430 plus tax. Call it $450. It's just too much for me, although my opinion might be different if I didn't have a WiiU

The pro-controller might be nicer, but we've had zero problems playing with the joycon.  DH did say he liked the controls better docked than when he moved to portable. I haven't tried it portable. Hedonistic adaptation? If we just don't get the pro-controller we won't know what we are missing :)  The joy-con certainly hasn't been frustrating or anything.
I also saved some since I walked into Target and picked the console up on release date and decided to get a RedCard (5% off) and getting the game on presale on amazon (20% off).

But yeah, if you have a Wii U- there isn't a ton of reason to go for it.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: garth on March 07, 2017, 08:23:06 AM
The Zelda game is really good. I don't think there is anything about the switch that makes the play different than the Wii u, if you already own that.
Since Mario Kart sounds like it will just be Wii U tracks, they aren't doing a lot to really differentiate the switch.

It's not $500 to play. We just have console plus game. That's $350.

It's also heavily recommended to get the pro controller which is $70. Ouch. $300 + $70 + $60. You're at $430 plus tax. Call it $450. It's just too much for me, although my opinion might be different if I didn't have a WiiU

The pro-controller might be nicer, but we've had zero problems playing with the joycon.  DH did say he liked the controls better docked than when he moved to portable. I haven't tried it portable. Hedonistic adaptation? If we just don't get the pro-controller we won't know what we are missing :)  The joy-con certainly hasn't been frustrating or anything.

I prefer the pro controller but have no issues with the joycons in the grip. I did find that my right thumb cramped up a bit while playing in portable mode last night.

I guess Zelda must suck a lot of power? I was playing it in portable mode with the system "charging" through my Macbook, but the charge ticked down, not up. I guess it only drains more slowly while plugged in?

Snipperclips is fun.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: I'm a red panda on March 07, 2017, 08:26:15 AM

I prefer the pro controller but have no issues with the joycons in the grip. I did find that my right thumb cramped up a bit while playing in portable mode last night.

I guess Zelda must suck a lot of power? I was playing it in portable mode with the system "charging" through my Macbook, but the charge ticked down, not up. I guess it only drains more slowly while plugged in?

Snipperclips is fun.

I haven't noticed a power problem, but we play docked most of the time. We were downstairs for 2 hours during a tornado warning and I don't know what the battery did, but it didn't run out at least.

We downloaded snipperclips demo but haven't played yet- I'll have to get DH away from Zelda to be able to try it. It looked silly, but glad to hear it could be fun.
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Post by: sw1tch on March 07, 2017, 09:44:55 AM
Just thought I'd finally update with where I'm at.

I finally beat Mirror's Edge (PS3).  I literally had about 30 minutes left to play and just hadn't gotten back to it in about a year but now that's complete.

I'm working on going through my catalog of games that I never finished and getting them out of the way.  I have the following in my queue:
- Sly Cooper 3
- Ni No Kuni
- God of War
- Limbo

I literally don't need to buy games for a couple more years due to the extensive library that I've accumulated already (both bought and free pick-ups).

I beat both Sly Cooper 3 and Ni No Kuni last week.  I still have a few games left to play on this console as well as too many Steam games to count.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on March 10, 2017, 11:43:55 AM
The Zelda game is really good. I don't think there is anything about the switch that makes the play different than the Wii u, if you already own that.
Since Mario Kart sounds like it will just be Wii U tracks, they aren't doing a lot to really differentiate the switch.

It's not $500 to play. We just have console plus game. That's $350.

It's also heavily recommended to get the pro controller which is $70. Ouch. $300 + $70 + $60. You're at $430 plus tax. Call it $450. It's just too much for me, although my opinion might be different if I didn't have a WiiU

The pro-controller might be nicer, but we've had zero problems playing with the joycon.  DH did say he liked the controls better docked than when he moved to portable. I haven't tried it portable. Hedonistic adaptation? If we just don't get the pro-controller we won't know what we are missing :)  The joy-con certainly hasn't been frustrating or anything.
I also saved some since I walked into Target and picked the console up on release date and decided to get a RedCard (5% off) and getting the game on presale on amazon (20% off).

But yeah, if you have a Wii U- there isn't a ton of reason to go for it.

Ok, good to know. Thanks! I'll stick to Zelda on the WiiU.
When the next Monster Hunter game comes out for Switch, then I'll have an easy reason to purchase one. This won't be until next year at least.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: garth on March 10, 2017, 12:25:00 PM
I love that I can play the switch on the TV (we only have one), pop it into portable mode when my wife wants to watch a movie, and then carry it upstairs and play a little more before bed.

I haven't had any problems with the joycons or the dock (knock on wood). And I've seen much better battery life by putting the system in airplane mode. I'm looking forward to taking this thing on a trip. Going to try out Snipperclips on an airplane next week.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Roland of Gilead on March 10, 2017, 02:35:10 PM
Anyone play Puerto Rico or Power Grid or Imperial on BrettspielWelt?

Up for a game?  I am Jfet on there.
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Post by: Metric Mouse on March 10, 2017, 07:29:01 PM
Just picked up Far Cry 4 today. Cheap. Got to be worth the few dollars I paid for it. Really like #3, and this seemed to be at least as good, though the opening seems a bit forced.
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Post by: Ozstache on March 10, 2017, 08:08:17 PM
Just picked up Far Cry 4 today. Cheap. Got to be worth the few dollars I paid for it. Really like #3, and this seemed to be at least as good, though the opening seems a bit forced.

The story is a bit weaker but the overall gameplay is better than Far Cry 3.
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Post by: Metric Mouse on March 11, 2017, 04:23:08 AM
Just picked up Far Cry 4 today. Cheap. Got to be worth the few dollars I paid for it. Really like #3, and this seemed to be at least as good, though the opening seems a bit forced.

The story is a bit weaker but the overall gameplay is better than Far Cry 3.
That was kind of my impression in the half-hour I spent on it yesterday. Should be worth the $8 I spent on it, I guess.
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Post by: farmecologist on March 11, 2017, 11:57:37 AM
Just picked up Far Cry 4 today. Cheap. Got to be worth the few dollars I paid for it. Really like #3, and this seemed to be at least as good, though the opening seems a bit forced.

The story is a bit weaker but the overall gameplay is better than Far Cry 3.

I love the far cry games.  The mini-choppers in FarCry 4 are great.  I also love the dynamic fire!


Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: frugalwitch on March 12, 2017, 07:47:41 PM
I have a 110 guardian druid in legion (Silverhand) at ilvl 882 or something.  I haven't logged on in a couple of weeks but played the game heavily from around October to January.

Vanilla sounds interesting.   I played WoW in 2004 even in beta and really remember the vanilla experience fondly.  I wonder if it would be fun to go back and try it.

If you get the urge, start a toon on Tichondrius and we can do some questing or dungeons.  I'm lvl 21 Goblin Warrior named Gumbythumbs :)

I think we can now play with friends that aren't on our server ? If so, I'm leveling up one toon in each faction so If you ever need help with your goblin feel free to ask :). I have a priest lvl 82 and a 100 sham on horde.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Vindicated on March 13, 2017, 06:20:54 AM
I have a 110 guardian druid in legion (Silverhand) at ilvl 882 or something.  I haven't logged on in a couple of weeks but played the game heavily from around October to January.

Vanilla sounds interesting.   I played WoW in 2004 even in beta and really remember the vanilla experience fondly.  I wonder if it would be fun to go back and try it.

If you get the urge, start a toon on Tichondrius and we can do some questing or dungeons.  I'm lvl 21 Goblin Warrior named Gumbythumbs :)

I think we can now play with friends that aren't on our server ? If so, I'm leveling up one toon in each faction so If you ever need help with your goblin feel free to ask :). I have a priest lvl 82 and a 100 sham on horde.

Oh, that'd be fun!

I have the Goblin Warrior at 37, but started an Orc Monk this weekend to try healing as Monk.  He's currently level 22.  I'm really enjoying it, and will probably stick to the Monk.  Name of the Monk is Gravitythief if you want to add him.

If/when I buy Legion, I'll have a free 100, but will likely use it on a BE Paladin, since that's what I had on my previous account.  I don't like the idea of instant leveling a character to 100 that I have no experience with.  I'd rather play it up and learn it well, so it'll be a few weeks until I get the Monk high enough to team with you.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on March 13, 2017, 10:04:07 AM
Horizon: Zero Dawn is a really fun game. It beautifully blends open world RPG elements with stealth and combat. So far it has enough action to not get boring like witcher 3 did. We will see if that is the case as the game continues.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Fred2004 on March 13, 2017, 10:59:42 AM
if your looking for a super frustrating game.  check out Trials Fusion.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Ozstache on March 13, 2017, 04:41:52 PM
Horizon: Zero Dawn is a really fun game.
That game looks awesome! Pity it's a PS4-only title :(
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: farmecologist on March 14, 2017, 12:47:02 PM
Started playing Fallout 4 again...I got burned out on it a while back and never finished the main story or did any of the DLC.

If you play any of the DLCs..play Far Harbor.   They elaborate on some of the factions that didn't get nearly enough time in the original game..namely the "children of the atom".  Very moody and atmospheric too.  Make sure your character is fairly high level though..the enemies seem to be leveled much higher than in the base game.



Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: lemonlyman on March 15, 2017, 05:58:17 AM
I'm also playing Horizon: Zero Dawn. I don't imagine I'll play much else this year after I beat it because the game play and story are so satisfying. I didn't play much after The Last of Us either. When a game is so good, nothing else seems that interesting for a while.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on March 15, 2017, 07:26:44 AM
I'm also playing Horizon: Zero Dawn. I don't imagine I'll play much else this year after I beat it because the game play and story are so satisfying. I didn't play much after The Last of Us either. When a game is so good, nothing else seems that interesting for a while.

It's that good? I was considering getting a copy.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: zoltani on March 15, 2017, 11:23:53 AM
Horizon is a really fun game. What I like is that there isn't as much "busywork" like in other RPGs I have played, mainly Witcher 3. There is a good mixture of stealth, combat, and action that makes in fun and engaging. I also like the story of a tribal people that exist far after we have died out, only leaving our machines behind. The people in the world of Horizon seem to not know where these machines came from, only that they must fight against them. There's more to it, but I don't want to spoil anything.

It will be GOTY I think. 
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on March 15, 2017, 12:53:47 PM
I picked up Blueprint Tycoon during a Steam sale - forget how much I paid then, but it's $3 now. Definitely worth $3! I played for quite a few hours yesterday (hello snow day!) and will be playing some more later. It starts of simple, almost too easy, but all of a sudden you have dozens of moving parts to watch. You have to manage supply and demand, figure out the best spots for resources, make sure your transportation working (remembering to create all chains of the routes is the key). The graphics are super simplistic but cute. Tons of fun!
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: FrugalKube on March 16, 2017, 09:00:57 AM
Started playing Fallout 4 again...I got burned out on it a while back and never finished the main story or did any of the DLC.

If you play any of the DLCs..play Far Harbor.   They elaborate on some of the factions that didn't get nearly enough time in the original game..namely the "children of the atom".  Very moody and atmospheric too.  Make sure your character is fairly high level though..the enemies seem to be leveled much higher than in the base game.

I got burnt out on the DLC, I may have to go back and play some more. I think I was 1/2 through Far Harbor
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: GrumpyPenguin on March 28, 2017, 08:50:59 AM
Last weekend I got to play a number of HTC Vive games over at a friends place.  Wow... I really really want to get one now.  It was amazing.  I'm so torn... the price is just a bit too high to make it an easy buy, and you just know that the next version to come out should dramatically improve resolution/latency/maybe wireless... but dang, it was so awesome.

Anyone here get one and think it was worthwhile?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on March 28, 2017, 02:06:43 PM
Anyone thinking of getting Persona 5? I've never played any in the series, but I have some friends who are crazy over those games.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: sw1tch on March 28, 2017, 02:20:48 PM
Curious if I'm the only one:

I can't seem to justify buying any more games for at least the next few years.  Between the games I've accumulated in sales over the past few years as well as offers for free (older) games that come up on steam/origin/slickdeals I won't have time to play all of them.  This doesn't even include free indie games.

I honestly haven't even gone through that many last gen games.  I don't think I'll ever get to the current gen ones.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on March 28, 2017, 02:34:51 PM
Curious if I'm the only one:

I can't seem to justify buying any more games for at least the next few years.  Between the games I've accumulated in sales over the past few years as well as offers for free (older) games that come up on steam/origin/slickdeals I won't have time to play all of them.  This doesn't even include free indie games.

I honestly haven't even gone through that many last gen games.  I don't think I'll ever get to the current gen ones.

Agreed. The amount of play time I've gotten out of just 2 games far exceeds what I'd be able play on for a brand new game.

I've also realized I'm in a "phase" where I can't justify playing any games, at all. This has been going on for the past 5 weeks. A little strange and almost worrisome, so much of my nostalgic feels are wrapped around gaming. Anyone else hit these phases?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: prognastat on March 28, 2017, 02:51:28 PM
Curious if I'm the only one:

I can't seem to justify buying any more games for at least the next few years.  Between the games I've accumulated in sales over the past few years as well as offers for free (older) games that come up on steam/origin/slickdeals I won't have time to play all of them.  This doesn't even include free indie games.

I honestly haven't even gone through that many last gen games.  I don't think I'll ever get to the current gen ones.

I've gotten to the point where almost all games get added to price watches and not bought till they drop below $20. It means I can't play them right away, but I have a backlog so unless it is something I simply feel like I want to play immediately it can wait. I could get them every cheaper getting them used, but I do like feeling like at least some of my money is going to support the developers of games I love even if it isn't the amount that would if I bought them right at release. I just can't justify spending $60 on almost any game when I have a backlog that is growing.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Vindicated on March 28, 2017, 03:11:27 PM
I've also realized I'm in a "phase" where I can't justify playing any games, at all. This has been going on for the past 5 weeks. A little strange and almost worrisome, so much of my nostalgic feels are wrapped around gaming. Anyone else hit these phases?

I definitely have phases.  I think it's cyclical.

I play a game super passionately for several months, then just drop everything completely for a month or so, then I pick up a few games for a few weeks each.  Then, I slow down on the odd games, and start to look for a serious game.  Then I find that game and dive in.  Repeat.

Currently about 1 month into the high-frequency portion of the cycle.  Got back into WoW.  I hadn't played it since 2009, so there is so much content to catch up on.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Lis on March 29, 2017, 08:06:24 AM
I've also realized I'm in a "phase" where I can't justify playing any games, at all. This has been going on for the past 5 weeks. A little strange and almost worrisome, so much of my nostalgic feels are wrapped around gaming. Anyone else hit these phases?

I definitely have phases.  I think it's cyclical.

Yup. I'll do this with specific games and video games in general.

I'm also bummed... I just bought a Steam Link on ebay, thinking I could just hook it up and play with my wireless 360 controller. After a good hour of pulling my hair out trying to make it work, I discovered it doesn't just magically work with the 360 controller (which, in retrospect, makes sense). I either need an adapter, a wired controller, or the Steam controller, which I'm finding are all about the same price, which is still more money than I wanted to spend. Sigh... do your research before you buy, kids.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: JLee on March 29, 2017, 09:19:56 AM
I'm wrapping up Shadows of Mordor - it's getting repetitive now, but it was well worth the $4 I paid.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: ElGrillo on March 29, 2017, 06:33:34 PM
I'm wrapping up Shadows of Mordor - it's getting repetitive now, but it was well worth the $4 I paid.

I loved that game, but yeah it does get repetitive. I never beat the whole thing, but there are other story lines aside from the main one, so I might go back to it sometime
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on March 30, 2017, 06:37:51 AM
I'm somewhat considering picking up a PS4 this weekend... they'll be on sale for $290 Canadian, no tax, for the 500Gb version.

I'm mostly into RPGs. I'd probably pick up Final Fantasy XV and perhaps XIV; then the VII remake when it comes out. Are there lots of other good RPGs to get (also noting that I skipped the PS3, so any PS3 games I can get through the online store... Ni No Kuni perhaps?).

Do you have to buy the bullshit subscription to just use the thing? I'm not into that at all.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: RWD on March 30, 2017, 07:32:50 AM
I'm somewhat considering picking up a PS4 this weekend... they'll be on sale for $290 Canadian, no tax, for the 500Gb version.

I'm mostly into RPGs. I'd probably pick up Final Fantasy XV and perhaps XIV; then the VII remake when it comes out. Are there lots of other good RPGs to get (also noting that I skipped the PS3, so any PS3 games I can get through the online store... Ni No Kuni perhaps?).

Do you have to buy the bullshit subscription to just use the thing? I'm not into that at all.

I bought a PS4 Slim last year when they went on sale. I primarily bought it for playing JRPGs.

Games I've played so far:

I plan on getting Tales of Berseria. I've played a few other Tales games (Vesperia, Graces f, Xillia/Xillia 2) and have really enjoyed them. I'll probably also pick up Persona 5 (though I've never played one before) and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (remastered). The HD remaster of Final Fantasy X/X-2 is also available on the PS4, though I already have it on the PS3. I highly recommend picking that up.

My wife has also started playing Valkyria Chronicles Remastered. It looks good, but she isn't far enough into it for me to properly evaluate yet.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Cwadda on March 30, 2017, 08:29:11 AM
I'm somewhat considering picking up a PS4 this weekend... they'll be on sale for $290 Canadian, no tax, for the 500Gb version.

I'm mostly into RPGs. I'd probably pick up Final Fantasy XV and perhaps XIV; then the VII remake when it comes out. Are there lots of other good RPGs to get (also noting that I skipped the PS3, so any PS3 games I can get through the online store... Ni No Kuni perhaps?).

Do you have to buy the bullshit subscription to just use the thing? I'm not into that at all.

Lots of good RPGs on the PS4, with more coming. Horizon Zero Dawn was well received, Persona 5 is coming out (you don't have to play the other Persona games to know what's going on), Kingdom Hearts coming, Ni No Kuni is great.

You only need to buy a subscription if you're going to be playing online.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: daverobev on March 30, 2017, 09:31:42 AM
I'm somewhat considering picking up a PS4 this weekend... they'll be on sale for $290 Canadian, no tax, for the 500Gb version.

I'm mostly into RPGs. I'd probably pick up Final Fantasy XV and perhaps XIV; then the VII remake when it comes out. Are there lots of other good RPGs to get (also noting that I skipped the PS3, so any PS3 games I can get through the online store... Ni No Kuni perhaps?).

Do you have to buy the bullshit subscription to just use the thing? I'm not into that at all.

Lots of good RPGs on the PS4, with more coming. Horizon Zero Dawn was well received, Persona 5 is coming out (you don't have to play the other Persona games to know what's going on), Kingdom Hearts coming, Ni No Kuni is great.

You only need to buy a subscription if you're going to be playing online.

Thanks. I got a certain way through Persona 3 on the PSP, and less far through P4 on the PS2 (?). Not quite my cup of tea.

Can you get a decent version of Final Fantasy Tactics WotL? I know the PSP version had framerate issues. I still love the original, which I occasionaly replay on emulator.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: jalich on March 30, 2017, 11:07:09 AM
Anyone here get one

Yes! They are mind blowingly awesome. The sense of immersion is hard to describe to someone who hasn't tried it. You are THERE in-game.

and think it was worthwhile?

No! The experiences that I've tried have not had much replay value. Before you toss cash at one, go back to your friend's place and try the same games again. The novelty factor is high. The replay factor is low. Your mileage may vary.

If they were $150, it would be worth it. However, they are much more than that. If you aren't rocking a GTX1070 or better, you'll want a better video card as well.

I can see them having a large impact on visual based businesses... I have walked around "inside" of Sketchup drawings of a house that I designed. There's no comparison of how much better the visualization is inside of VR. I immediately changed the size of a few rooms, and validated a few lingering questions I had about ceiling height and spacings. That's very powerful to be able to do this before you have even lifted a hammer. If I were an architect I would be all over this. The difference between seeing it on a set of plans and then seeing it in VR is as big as the difference between 2-D and 3-D games.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: prognastat on March 30, 2017, 11:32:12 AM
Anyone here get one

Yes! They are mind blowingly awesome. The sense of immersion is hard to describe to someone who hasn't tried it. You are THERE in-game.

and think it was worthwhile?

No! The experiences that I've tried have not had much replay value. Before you toss cash at one, go back to your friend's place and try the same games again. The novelty factor is high. The replay factor is low. Your mileage may vary.

If they were $150, it would be worth it. However, they are much more than that. If you aren't rocking a GTX1070 or better, you'll want a better video card as well.

I can see them having a large impact on visual based businesses... I have walked around "inside" of Sketchup drawings of a house that I designed. There's no comparison of how much better the visualization is inside of VR. I immediately changed the size of a few rooms, and validated a few lingering questions I had about ceiling height and spacings. That's very powerful to be able to do this before you have even lifted a hammer. If I were an architect I would be all over this. The difference between seeing it on a set of plans and then seeing it in VR is as big as the difference between 2-D and 3-D games.

I got the PSVR and have loved it, the feeling of immersion is completely different. It is however not fully worked out yet. There are of course the minor things such as improving the fidelity both in output of the machines running the VR.

Since 2 viewpoints have to be generated the actual amount of detail you can put out on the same machine in both non-VR and VR are vastly different. Even more so you can get away with 30fps in non-VR, yet VR really needs 90fps or more to not make it very uncomfortable and this again requires you scale back the detail in what your machine can display. An example with PSVR is that though non-VR games on PS4 look much better than PS3 when the effort is put in to get the most out of it, however VR games have trouble even matching PS3 levels of visual detail. Also 1080p when on the TV on your wall from a distance looks very crisp, but when strapped directly to your face this is nowhere near as sharp. These are just the visual aspects that definitely could use some maturing.

There are also things such as that moving around in a virtual world is still not completely figured out without most people getting sick and not using a massive and expensive rig such as the  Virtuix Omni (http://"http://www.virtuix.com") or the HTC Vive Roomscale (http://"http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/room-scale-VR-room-scale-virtual-reality") setup.

Another thing that could immensely improve immersion is more accurate body tracking, being able to track your fingers instead of having to use a controller would be a massive improvement in immersion and the same for accurately tracking the rest of the body. If a machine could be built that works similar to Kinect, but is able to use much higher resolution cameras and track your full body and all joints involved this could be a game changer in that respect. However doing so at this time though feasible technically I believe is still a ways off where it would be affordable enough to be potential consumer tech.

Another thing thing that I think will be necessary in the end is to have some kind of standard for VR. Different VR headset should in the end be no different than different TV models. You should be able to switch to a different VR headset and still play your games/software that worked with the previous set so long as they both meet the minimums required by the standards set. There might be a difference in resolution, more accurate tracking etc and more, but they should be able to support the majority of software with minimal work on the consumer end.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Fish Sweet on March 30, 2017, 03:54:41 PM
Finally FINALLY finished FFXV this past weekend, and no spoilers, but I spent the next three days crying after the ending.   I'm still tearing up when I think about certain scenes and listen to some songs.  There were a lot of things (A LOT of things)  about that game that, if I were the director with unlimited resources, I would have changed or tweaked, but there's no denying the emotional impact of the game and its characters, that's for sure.

I kind of want to play something fun and funny to lift up my spirits now... any recommendations for someone with a gaming PC, PS2, PS3, and PS4?
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Thinkum on March 30, 2017, 04:05:11 PM
Finally FINALLY finished FFXV this past weekend, and no spoilers, but I spent the next three days crying after the ending.   I'm still tearing up when I think about certain scenes and listen to some songs.  There were a lot of things (A LOT of things)  about that game that, if I were the director with unlimited resources, I would have changed or tweaked, but there's no denying the emotional impact of the game and its characters, that's for sure.

I kind of want to play something fun and funny to lift up my spirits now... any recommendations for someone with a gaming PC, PS2, PS3, and PS4?

Try Portal 1 or 2! Excellent change of pace and quite humorous.
Title: Re: Mustachian video gamers - what are you PLAYING?
Post by: Fish Sweet on March 30, 2017, 04:22:51 PM