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posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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Yes sir for Divinity, I like roguelikes, I have The Pit, Dungeons of Dredmor, Don't Starve, Rogue Legacy, FTL obviously, think thats it for those.
Wasteland 2 was great, I need to go back and play now its be upgrayed.

Neverwinter Nights? or online?

FO4 Beat it, put like 100 hrs in it, havent gone back, I guess I'm due for another play through.

Not like the ending movie is going to change... or they are going to tell me what happened to a group I screwed over... *nostalgic rage*
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posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: BigScaryStrawman


Beat me to it, can't wait!



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: Bennyzilla

The others were pretty good, my thing though is games like this are too far between.

I think games need to back to the days where if you don't read the manual, YOU ARENT GOING TO HAVE A FUN TIME.


Maybe thats just me.



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: BigScaryStrawman

It makes a hell of a lot more sense than all the morons who spend hundreds or even thousands on that ridiculous farmville game on Facebook make.

F.S. isn't a bad game at all. There's a bit of tediousness at getting your farm up and running, but once you're past that, there is a lot of fun to be had. (and this is coming from someone who usually hates sim games, and by far prefers blood, gore, and whatnot.)



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: Ghost147

Just to be clear, when I talk about violent games, I don't only mean "gore porn", but I mean games that have "kill this, then kill that" as the goal for winning. We could be talking about Galaga. That's because I'm not trying to tackle the overly talked-about "are violent games bad for people". I'm just saying that I want a goal of "heal these sick animals" or "identify this fossil" or "create a stable environment to raise bees" or "find the most efficient way to utilize renewable energy to power this city" as something to work towards instead.



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Neverwinter Nights, that online crap is well..crap.

Actually, for FO4, the series of updates in the DLC are supposed to introduce more end game information. They did that on purpose apparently so that they could extend the MAIN story as opposed to doing ad ons all the time.

I have all those games you listed, the Pit is wonderful. For a strategy game, I suggest Sins of a Solar Empire.

You won't be disappointed. Think star craft on a universe scale.

~Tenth



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Yeah, I hate microtrans, especially for timers, and I hate crap games (if its on facebook, yes its fecal). I don't mind them if they are cosmetic only. OR if whatever is being bought can be bought in-game with in-game currency.

I'm sure it's great as a Simulator Burdman, I just prefer my simulator to be that of 85 ton Battle-Mech


They should mod that into FS, Mechs, for farming.



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posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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originally posted by: thepixelgarden
I'm very disappointed in how focused the video game industry is on violence. It's not so much that violent games exist; it's that the content pushed out by the industry is so damn lop-sided.

I mostly only play Minecraft anymore. I can be creative, build gardens and such, and mods allow me to do everything from cooking elaborate meals to growing dinosaurs from fossils to beekeeping. I can't get that kind of gameplay experience anywhere else (that I know of). I'm starting to get bored of it, but I can't find an interesting replacement game.

Once upon a time, I had hope. Minecraft became huge, Sony began making games like Little Big Planet and Modnation Racers, that were meant to encourage players to be more creative. I thought this was the beginning of a new era in video games, where the software gave people the tools to interact on a deeper, more creative level.

Then the Xbox One and PS4 came out, and it was literally the same-old, same-old, but with slightly prettier graphics. Extremely disappointing.

Why aren't there games that embrace S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)? We have this amazing, state-of-the-art immersive technology that can allow you to interact with a virtual world in an interesting way, and it's all dedicated to stabbing, shooting, stomping on, and otherwise killing things. Or playing sports. That may have been fun when I was a kid, but now that I'm in my late 30s, I just don't find any of that to be engaging or stimulating anymore.

Anytime I see a game that's even remotely educational, it's targeted squarely at children. Are adults not interested in learning about the world we live in?

I want Endless Ocean 3. That's all I want for the Wii U. I want to immerse myself in a vast ocean where I learn about the sea life and help to heal sick fish. I want a game about digging up and researching fossils, maybe putting together a museum in the process. I want a game that gives me a deeper understanding of renewable energy by having me construct and manage green city. I want a game as fun and charming as Cooking Mama, but has accurate recipes and nutritional information; maybe even have categories like "diabetic" and "vegetarian".

I know that video games are meant to be entertainment. But they didn't have to only be that; they could have been amazing tools for education, too.
I imagine they had to release the same ol' same ol' with the new gen consoles. They're using tried and true generes to really launch the consoles. As tothetenth already stated, they'll probably integrate a lot more educational and otherwise creative games with the new age VR. I'm sure they'll begin incorporating creative gameplay more and more with the new gen consoles too, but let's face it. Violence sells.



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: JohnFisher
Sexy Violence sells the mostest.



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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Can't wait to put on the VR Goggles for this one



but I always been a sucker for putt-putt video games



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: thepixelgarden

I bought an Icade and jailbroke my iPad and downloaded MAME, now I'm playing and I'm happy



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:23 PM
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No violence, instead, you try to cheat off other Dolphins.





posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

That would actually be very cool. I'm not big on the sci-fi genre, unless it's distopian/apocalytptic. I usually go more ancient evil, fantasy, or zombie horde. I'd love to see FS add a mod that introduced the living dead into the game. Even better would be altering the game mechanics to account for fouled crops... (i.e. You have to check the field for Z carcasses before harvesting the wheat because, if you do not, and you roll a harvester over one of them, the wheat supply you just harvested will be virulent and equal an even larger horde roaming through your fields in a few game days' time.)



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:39 PM
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a reply to: BigScaryStrawman

Nothing says non violence as stabbing someone in the back



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: thepixelgarden

You mentioned, STEM, then I have a perfect recommendation for you: Kerbal Space Program, Very accessible (in the early stages), lots of fun blowing up your awkward recreations. But once you really delve into it you start to learn things like orbital mechanics and rocket science. I can now watch rocketry documentaries and have any idea what they're talking about
Probably 800+ hours in so far, playing '10.
There's no end to the gameplay (though they did add a Campaign mode, also endless, but I prefer Sandbox mode), and it's very much a "player creates what they want and tests how it works in earth-real atmospheric/gravity simulation" sort of game. I'd highly recommend it.

It also fits into your desire to explore and find new things. There were (last I counted) 12 planets and their moods. You can set up vast satellite communication networks and it gets really really fun.
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posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: SpongeBeard
Hear here
I'll vouch for that, took me some time to get into orbit, as I had no idea what I was doing at all!

Thankfully I found Scott Manley and he made me less dumb when it comes to Kerbal :p

But yeah if you don't have this game, its great game whether you like or dislike violence. It can get intensive when you are using insanely large ships.



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:46 PM
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a reply to: thepixelgarden

Violence is a part of life so why shouldn't there be games to let the player release their pent up aggression in a game world rather than the real world , instances of people bluing the line between the two are few and far between.
As has already been mentioned other genres are available , violent games are just part of the mix.

I think the bigger disappointment is how games are being turned into movies with ever longer cut scenes and Hollywood actors adding voices for that "mass appeal" , episodic gaming and micro transactions are another source of disappointment.



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:47 PM
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You have a good point OP, way too many shoot em up games to choose from, and while i don't mind playing that kind of game, i like to play non shooting games too. Have you seen some of the early access games on steam? A couple you might like are Stranded deep and Subnautica, they both have crafting elements.



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: thepixelgarden

I recommend PC gaming,specifically Steam... Console games pretty much just stream line what ever is popular in the gaming market... Lately it's been open-world RPG style games.

If violence and gun-porn isn't your thing steam has a variety of explorer games,puzzle games and racing/driving simulators.
Games that I've played I recommend;

Euro Truck simulator 1 or 2

Dirt 3

Sims 3

Sid meier's Civilization (any of them except beyond earth,warring is optional most of the time. DLC and MODS are a must)

Limbo(there's a little bit of violence in regards to how you perish but most of them game is centered around exploration and solving mediocre puzzles)

Just my recommendations.



posted on Mar, 16 2016 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: thepixelgarden

I would say they have a lack of creativity or maybe the only games that get made are those that they know will sell. There are so many major flops and the shooters (almost) always do well.



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