Morning Discussion

Most of my gaming time lately has been spent on Blendo's Atom Zombie Smasher. I realise that paying $15 for a game which don't got no blit-blasted, bipmap Burt BacharachX11 shaders or even a publisher pushing downloadable content can be a terrifying notion but it's jolly nice. One mission has me bombarding a city from orbit, purging the undead menace with space-fire as my soldiers clean up the left-overs. The next, I'm carefully herding zombies with bait and barricades, helplessly watching them gradully kill and resurrect civilians as I curse the slowness of my evac chopper.

Go, look, demo, play, buy, stop grumbling about how many cheeseburgers, movies on VHS, pencils, drawing pins or grains of sand you could buy for $15.

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    February 1, 2011 5:15 AM

    Good morning shack!

    What are your plans today? Anything fun planned (like gaming)?

    After work I'm going to finish up Mass Effect 2 (PS3) and then play some more Two Worlds 2.

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      February 1, 2011 5:16 AM

      How is TW2?

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        February 1, 2011 6:14 AM

        The voice acting is horrible. So bad. One thug I ran into last night sounded like it was probably the sound engineers mother, tucking her chin in and pushing her chest out to sound like I burly man. Not kidding.

        The fighting is wack-wack button masher during melee combat with a tempermental auto-targeting system. Ranged combat seems to work ok.

        The inventory system has no way to sort items so after a while it can be a pain to find things.

        The first hour of the game is extremely boring, but I persisted because I've been craving an open world wrpg. Once the game opens up I couldn't stop pushing forward despite it's flaws.

        Also, it's a really good looking game, lockpicking is a lot of fun, locations have so far been varied & Intetesting to explire and, for whatever reason, it actuslly is slightly charming in a wonky sort of way.

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          February 1, 2011 6:24 AM

          Yeah the RPS Wot I Think said a lot of the same
          http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/01/27/two_worlds_ii_review_1/
          http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/01/31/two_worlds_ii_review_2/

          I find it funny that they said all the animals are painstaking detail and then the voice acting is just horrible.

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            February 1, 2011 10:09 AM

            Yup, he hot the nail on the head. What a strange game. I'm sticking with it now because I'm so curious if it can pull it off.

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          February 1, 2011 10:12 AM

          WTF "The voice acting is horrible" you think the voice acting is bad?

          Do you mean the main char or the NPC's?

          Also do mean cheesy lines or that the voice its self is lame?

          I really enjoy it, I think the voice is totally fine doesn't bother me at all, it actually makes me laugh some times there is some cool humor in it maybe not your style.

          I thought the main char sounds cool, strange.

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            February 1, 2011 10:29 AM

            I'm not necessarily referring to the script--that part is mediocre at best--I'm talking about the quality of the acting. It's sooo bad that it actually might be kinda good, at least after a while, kinda like Just Cause 2 but with less Bolo Santosi.

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              February 1, 2011 11:28 AM

              Yeah I think that is why I chuckle a lot, I think its funny the things he says.

              How far are you, you off the noob island yet?

              Once you get off the island the real game begins.

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      February 1, 2011 5:18 AM

      played a couple chapters of Mafia 2 last night, looking forward to getting home and doing more

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      February 1, 2011 5:18 AM

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      February 1, 2011 5:19 AM

      WORKING. Other than that, when I get home starting RDR Undead Nightmare since I finally finished Fallout New Vegas last night!

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        February 1, 2011 5:27 AM

        Undead Nightmare was a blast. Had a great time trying to capture the 4 horses of Apocalypse.

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      February 1, 2011 5:28 AM

      Staying home and hiding from the snow

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      February 1, 2011 5:48 AM

      Watching the snow fall in Boston as I sit at work wondering how fucked I am going to be trying to get home because the MBTA sucks at life and can't operate a parking garage properly!!

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        February 1, 2011 6:15 AM

        Man, I miss the snow. :( Don't miss the problems it causes though.

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      February 1, 2011 5:49 AM

      volleyball tonight. downside of co-ed: I have to play middle blocker. upside: duh

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      February 1, 2011 5:49 AM

      fuck it's only tuesday? for some reason i thought it was thursday.

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      February 1, 2011 6:17 AM

      Took a day off work since the streets are covered in ice. Hang out w daughter and maybe play some super Mario galaxy with her.

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      February 1, 2011 6:18 AM

      letting my calves recover from the first vibram run in a few months. hobble hobble

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      February 1, 2011 6:30 AM

      Acing my Calculus test then maybe playing Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl for the first time or maybe trying to finish King's Bounty.

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      February 1, 2011 6:33 AM

      Work this morning - hopefully leaving early to get home before the storm makes things too messy. Then bundling up inside until this shit stops tomorrow. Dreading the shoveling. Nearly threw out my back cleaning up from last week's storm.

      On the other hand, vidjagames!

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      February 1, 2011 6:36 AM

      Magicka, Atom Zombie Smasher and maybe L4D1 with pals online tonight!

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      February 1, 2011 6:38 AM

      I'm on way (again) to play through both Mass Effects. right now in part 2, though this is the first time I played the back to back. amazing how much better the sequel is technically. It also starts pretty great, on par with part one. only the game IMO takes a dip afterwards. I enjoy those small episodes but I am really missing the feeling of playing a huge part in an epic plot. Instead I'm in a space sitcom.

      otherwise I'm probably playing my usual 1-2 ladder games of starcraft 2 if I feel like it.


      Dead Space 2 already arrived but I planned to play at least extraction before that (started it on wii but didn't play far.) also I may be checking out that arcade tie-in hacker game since I enjoy the story a lot. if I feel hardcore enough I might even play through part 1 again before that. whoever designed the visuals and sound effects of that deserves some kind of medal. gives me the same whoa scifi feel as sunshine which I totally dig.

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      February 1, 2011 6:44 AM

      going to try and solve the cryptic crossword in today's Financial Times. Yesterday's took me 4ish hours, and I had a lot of help

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      February 1, 2011 6:50 AM

      moar Dead Space.

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      February 1, 2011 7:05 AM

      Working late, hopefully get in some gaming (Amnesia, SC2, Brutal Legend) and hobby XNA dev fun stuff.

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      February 1, 2011 7:17 AM

      On my way home to play some video gaaaaaames! Perpetuum and maybe the Retribution beta but I don't know if I have to do anything other than preorder for that one.

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      February 1, 2011 8:00 AM

      snow day today so i'm going to play a ton of TW2

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      February 1, 2011 9:18 AM

      Work, and then more catch up with GSL season 3 VODs followed up by some GT5, MNC, or COH which I recently got hooked to again.

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      February 1, 2011 10:22 AM

      After work it's finish up DoW2 and then start in on DoW Winter Assasult to prepare me for my Imperial Guard campaign in Retribution. Oh and maybe a sneak at the Retribution Beta? :)

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      February 1, 2011 10:26 AM

      I'm totally and completely addicted to World of Warcraft again. Blizzard, those motherfuckers. So that.

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      February 1, 2011 10:33 AM

      Studying biology then finishing the first Dead Space.

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