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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2013, 01:25:46 pm »
I've been playing Saints Row the Third this last week or so. Having played the Grand Theft Auto series since the first game, I've always looked down on Saints Row as a cynical copycat, but I picked this up in a sale and I have to admit I've played it much more than GTA IV. It's morally despicable, but the costumes and vehicles are fun.

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #61 on: December 06, 2013, 10:51:08 am »
Just bought Puzzle Quest: Galactrix in an XBLA sale. Huge mistake. I played the previous Puzzle Quest for such long, intense sessions that more than once I assumed I would collapse when I got up, like those guys you hear about in internet cafes - and I still carried on playing, thinking I might as well finish the mission first! This one is just as addictive, and better because it's in space.

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #62 on: December 06, 2013, 12:41:15 pm »
I've been playing 'Dead Island' for the past couple of weeks. A tad glitchy at times but oh so much fun :D Smashy smashy zombies :P

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #63 on: December 07, 2013, 11:28:13 am »
I picked up some great games in Steam sales recently, most notably Dishonoured and Bioshock Infinite. Also been getting back into the MMO Neverwinter which has just released a new expansion and of course my old favourite Lord of the Rings Online has now released Helm's Deep, allowing you to now journey through the whole of Rohan.
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #64 on: December 08, 2013, 10:28:46 pm »
rome total war - original - a classic
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2014, 08:22:29 am »
Completed XCOM: Enemy Unknown at last. And finished it the way it ought to be finished: all but one of the squad critically wounded or under enemy mind control, and that last soldier, despite being surrounded by alien brutes and possessed colleagues, managing to snipe the enemy leader.

I've been playing that game in one form or another since 1984 (I was still playing Laser Squad on the Spectrum the week the first PlayStation came out), and it was a real treat to play a new state-of-the-art version.

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #66 on: January 24, 2014, 12:31:08 pm »
The  revamped XCOM really is one of my favourite console games of the last few years - thoroughly engrossing, very playable, and a real challenge at the higher difficulty levels...

And yes, that is how the game should be finished.
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #67 on: January 24, 2014, 12:42:37 pm »
I love Enemy Unknown but it's one of those games I pop into now and again so may be a while before I finish. I too loved Laser Squad!
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #68 on: January 24, 2014, 03:20:59 pm »
I don't think I ever beat Laser Squad.
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #69 on: January 24, 2014, 03:29:47 pm »
I picked up a few new console games at Christmas - Batman Arkham Origins, which I haven't touched yet, The Last of Us, which I dipped into and Assassin's Creed Black Flag, which I'm thoroughly addicted to! Pirate's are awesome, but Pirate Assassins are off the scale!
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #70 on: April 05, 2014, 04:34:30 pm »
I've been nothing but a pathetically casual gamer this year - Angry Birds Star Wars, Temple Run 2, rubbish like that. Just haven't had the time to get stuck into a proper game. And the children are obsessed with The Sims 3, so the Xbox isn't under my control any more.

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #71 on: April 06, 2014, 01:11:58 pm »
sim city 3000 ... yes, I'm sad
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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #72 on: May 25, 2014, 04:13:43 pm »
Gave up on ever getting the Xbox back under my control and bought a new one for the front room. Came with Halo 4, and I'm enjoying that - Halo 3 seems like it was ages ago. Forza Horizons was also in the box, and I like the driving on that but loathe the broheimian styling.

Having the Xbox in another room means I can get stuck into some of the swearier games around without staying up past my bedtime, like Far Cry: Blood Dragon, which has made me laugh a lot.

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #73 on: September 02, 2014, 09:39:51 am »
Finished Mass Effect 3 this week. 59 hours, spread across two years. Commander Ranjna Shepard saved the galaxy, but she'll be best remembered for winning an epic pull-up challenge and hosting the Citadel's greatest ever party. You haven't lived till you've found a passed-out krogan in your shower.

Moved onto Skyrim now, and the adventures of Scarlet Ranjna, who seems to be in training to become a werewolf. At this rate I should be ready to buy an Xbox One or PS4 by 2020 or so.

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Re: What games have you been playing?
« Reply #74 on: September 02, 2014, 12:01:26 pm »
Skyrim! I guess you're not doing any writing or editing for the next couple of years then? :)
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