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What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 13:02
Venturing back into the world of GMAT prep (my quant score needs to get up to around 45-47!) I've found myself with a lot less free time on my hands. While I still am trying to keep a good work/life balance (especially since I have a good amount of time to study before my next test) - I'm losing a lot of my precious TV/Video Game time (keeping time with my wife/work/losing weight/gmat prep at the top of my priority list). So with the limited time I do have I have to only pick the games I'm most excited about!

Right now I am playing my 3DS a lot due to my commutes - Fire Emblem: Awakening. Really awesome TBSRPG (turn-based strategy role-playing game - for all of you non-geeks out there :)) but I'm almost finished with that and looking for a next game which I'm thinking is going to be one of the later Professor Layton games (really fun puzzle story game).

Not to mention, Squaresoft had a sale last month and put a ton of their Final Fantasy games on sale for $5 each, so I bought FFVII, VII and IX. They're in my queue.

What games are you playing right now? Do we have any gamers here?
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 15:27
I finished Telltale's Walking Dead a few months ago, and I really enjoyed it. The story was great, the action perhaps not so much. It's supposedly non-linear, but I felt that all roads led to Rome; though you could make decisions for your character and his interaction with others, all major outcomes were the same. I rank it highly among zombie games (I also loved Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil 5, Plants vs. Zombies - it does count, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Zombies, etc.). I did a little Halo 5 when it first came out, but I like Dead Space 3 much more (both co-op). I beat Portal 2's single-player; however, now I'm on co-op challenge mode. I also like Indie games like Limbo, Botanicula (Machinarium was excellent), Super Meat Boy.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2013, 09:25
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I finished Telltale's Walking Dead a few months ago, and I really enjoyed it. The story was great, the action perhaps not so much. It's supposedly non-linear, but I felt that all roads led to Rome; though you could make decisions for your character and his interaction with others, all major outcomes were the same. I rank it highly among zombie games (I also loved Left 4 Dead, Resident Evil 5, Plants vs. Zombies - it does count, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Zombies, etc.). I did a little Halo 5 when it first came out, but I like Dead Space 3 much more (both co-op). I beat Portal 2's single-player; however, now I'm on co-op challenge mode. I also like Indie games like Limbo, Botanicula (Machinarium was excellent), Super Meat Boy.


I enjoy Telltale's games. I haven't watched Walking Dead yet but I've heard all kinds of good things about TWD game.

As much as I enjoy co-op I haven't found myself doing that a whole lot. I did for a little bit with Red Dead Redemption but that's pretty much the only game I remember playing online.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2013, 15:41
I'm about to start portal 2 (finally), nice to hear the walking dead games are worth playing, maybe I'll give them a try.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2013, 17:15
Portal 2 is awesome! And definitely try the Walking Dead, but only Telltale's game.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 05:40
Have either of you tried Tomb Raider yet? From the trailer and all gameplay I've seen - the game looks pretty awesome. I'm just going to wait for it to go down a bit in price before picking it up.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 05:42
My boyfriend bought Tomb Raider awhile ago and has been trying to get me to play it. It does look pretty awesome, and he said it's a lot of fun.

EDIT: Just started playing Tomb Raider. It hasn't been very interesting thus far, but I'm told that it vastly improves after the first hour of gameplay.

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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 05:39
Have any of you tried DotA2? It's got an insane learning curve, but it's crazy fun / addicting.

It's a short duration RPG game. Games last up to an hour (sometimes slightly longer, but usually shorter). You start at level 1 with 600 gold, as the game progresses you gain experience and gold (which you use to buy items).

Basic premise is that there are two teams (each with five players) and the goal is to destroy the other team's base before they destroy yours.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2013, 01:59
I like to play game sometime, when i free. My favorite video game is Generator.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2013, 20:01
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Have any of you tried DotA2? It's got an insane learning curve, but it's crazy fun / addicting.

It's a short duration RPG game. Games last up to an hour (sometimes slightly longer, but usually shorter). You start at level 1 with 600 gold, as the game progresses you gain experience and gold (which you use to buy items).

Basic premise is that there are two teams (each with five players) and the goal is to destroy the other team's base before they destroy yours.


A few of my friends are addicted to DotA (and in medical school...not sure how that works). The insane learning curve is what keeps me away - I don't think I have the patience to get through it!
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 00:49
i want wii! :lol:
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 07:07
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jko wrote:
Have any of you tried DotA2? It's got an insane learning curve, but it's crazy fun / addicting.

It's a short duration RPG game. Games last up to an hour (sometimes slightly longer, but usually shorter). You start at level 1 with 600 gold, as the game progresses you gain experience and gold (which you use to buy items).

Basic premise is that there are two teams (each with five players) and the goal is to destroy the other team's base before they destroy yours.


A few of my friends are addicted to DotA (and in medical school...not sure how that works). The insane learning curve is what keeps me away - I don't think I have the patience to get through it!


Haha yeah, the learning curve is steep, but you can get past it. Plus the matchmaking system is reasonably good, so if you queue for a match you'll get matched with people who are equalled skilled (or unskilled).

There are some decent guides out there, one of the best is 'Welcome to dota, you suck' haha.

The thing is, since you're always being matched against people the same skill as you, even as you get better, the game doesn't get any easier. It's always a struggle whether you're a complete newb or a veteran.

Honestly I have 400 wins by now, and still exceptionally mediocre.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2013, 13:19
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Anybody here playing Diablo 3? It's a fun game with a lot of possibilities and a big emphasis on team play... kind of like GMAT! :)

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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2013, 20:27
Anyone else pick up Bioshock Infinite? I just beat it the other day. Very interesting story, I highly recommend it.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2013, 20:30
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Have either of you tried Tomb Raider yet? From the trailer and all gameplay I've seen - the game looks pretty awesome. I'm just going to wait for it to go down a bit in price before picking it up.


My buddy loaned me a copy of Tomb Raider, so I've been playing it a bit this week. It's very good! I was pleasantly surprised because I didn't really intend to buy it, but now I'll probably get my own copy of it. The gameplay is very fun and the premise is interesting so far. The bow is an awesome weapon.
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 02 May 2013, 20:15
How can this topic about games developing team work and co-ordination go on without the mention of Counter-Strike and Age of EmpiresII. These have to be the most popular games on the international multiplayer game scenario. Thought the latter has become rather obsolete now. But Counter-Strike still keeps its kegs up.

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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 05 May 2013, 13:36
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Anyone else pick up Bioshock Infinite? I just beat it the other day. Very interesting story, I highly recommend it.


Bioshock Infinite, yes! I too think the story is highly fascinating :)
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RyanCJW wrote:
Have either of you tried Tomb Raider yet? From the trailer and all gameplay I've seen - the game looks pretty awesome. I'm just going to wait for it to go down a bit in price before picking it up.


My buddy loaned me a copy of Tomb Raider, so I've been playing it a bit this week. It's very good! I was pleasantly surprised because I didn't really intend to buy it, but now I'll probably get my own copy of it. The gameplay is very fun and the premise is interesting so far. The bow is an awesome weapon.


I love the bow (esp for stealth kills), but my fav has to be the rifle (not sure where you're at in the game, but you get cool upgrades for this) and also the shotgun for close range!!
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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 06 May 2013, 16:45
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TonyMontana896 wrote:
RyanCJW wrote:
Have either of you tried Tomb Raider yet? From the trailer and all gameplay I've seen - the game looks pretty awesome. I'm just going to wait for it to go down a bit in price before picking it up.


My buddy loaned me a copy of Tomb Raider, so I've been playing it a bit this week. It's very good! I was pleasantly surprised because I didn't really intend to buy it, but now I'll probably get my own copy of it. The gameplay is very fun and the premise is interesting so far. The bow is an awesome weapon.


I love the bow (esp for stealth kills), but my fav has to be the rifle (not sure where you're at in the game, but you get cool upgrades for this) and also the shotgun for close range!!


Yes I already beat it now lol, finished it yesterday - well the story at least. My total completion is 87% due to not getting all of the GPS/relics/documents etc. But yes the bow was my favorite weapliked being stealthy with the bow though.

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Re: What Video Games Are You Playing? [#permalink] New post 06 May 2013, 18:27
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Yes I already beat it now lol, finished it yesterday - well the story at least. My total completion is 87% due to not getting all of the GPS/relics/documents etc. But yes the bow was my favorite weapliked being stealthy with the bow though.


Ahh you were pretty comprehensive! I think I was like 75%~ complete when I finished the story. I'm too impatient to look for all those GPS caches/relics/docs etc. (though I do thoroughly enjoy the challenges and never pass up a tomb!). I'm at 97% now, but don't plan on fully completing it. I swear that stupid mushroom challenge is not worth it...
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