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« Reply #325: January 22, 2010, 04:50:14 PM »
Speaking of games the way they should be:

http://www.torchlightgame.com/

Great cheap Diablo clone with very lightweight requirements (seriously, it even runs well on Intel graphics)

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« Reply #326: January 22, 2010, 04:52:05 PM »
To each their own, however :bow:
True.  I've never been very good at FPS games on the computer other than Doom, where you didn't have to worry about vertical aiming :lol:

I've still got to play Fallout 3.  I've had it forever, but only played it through to where you leave the vault.  I was kinda lost and didn't know what to do from there, so I kinda lost interest for a while, but I feel like playing it through now.

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« Reply #327: January 22, 2010, 04:52:21 PM »
Playing an FPS on a controller is inherently inferior.  Mindfact.

That said, at least you xbox guys don't have to deal with 60 different flavors of DRM.

Its third person shooter ya jackass!!! haha


but I played Goldeneye, my first FPS, on a console. It feels mo betta that way.

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Re: Video Games
« Reply #328: January 22, 2010, 04:52:47 PM »
Speaking of games the way they should be:

http://www.torchlightgame.com/

Great cheap Diablo clone with very lightweight requirements (seriously, it even runs well on Intel graphics)
Awesome, I'll have to try it.  I loved playing Diablo II back in the day. 

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« Reply #329: January 22, 2010, 04:53:52 PM »
True.  I've never been very good at FPS games on the computer other than Doom, where you didn't have to worry about vertical aiming :lol:

They don't have vertical aiming in console shooters? :|

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I've still got to play Fallout 3.  I've had it forever, but only played it through to where you leave the vault.  I was kinda lost and didn't know what to do from there, so I kinda lost interest for a while, but I feel like playing it through now.

If it's true what I've read that it's basically Oblivion with guns, you can pretty much do whatever you want.  Quests, be they main or otherwise, are all pretty much optional.

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Re: Video Games
« Reply #330: January 22, 2010, 04:56:05 PM »
They don't have vertical aiming in console shooters? :|
Doom for PC.  And no, it didn't have vertical aiming.  As long as you were facing the right direction, it didn't matter if the demons were above you or below you.  I can't believe you've never played Doom!

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« Reply #331: January 22, 2010, 04:57:13 PM »
Its third person shooter ya jackass!!! haha


but I played Goldeneye, my first FPS, on a console. It feels mo betta that way.

Eh whatever, you look over the dude's shoulder the entire time, other perspectives are useless for actual combat, so it's still essentially the same.

As for "which came first" I don't really buy that argument.  All the shooters I ever played before Goldeneye I played strictly with the keyboard, no mouse at all! (Even though I could have, I just never thought to until games with freelook started becoming commonplace).  Mouse and Mouse+KB provide a MUCH finer degree of control and precision than any console controller can ever hope to.

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« Reply #332: January 22, 2010, 04:58:17 PM »
Doom for PC.  And no, it didn't have vertical aiming.  As long as you were facing the right direction, it didn't matter if the demons were above you or below you.  I can't believe you've never played Doom!

Well yeah Doom, I thought you meant newer games.

There's actually a full 3D overhaul mod for Doom/Doom2 called skulltag that adds OpenGL and freelook.  It's amazing, and I recommend it.  Joystick compatible ;)

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« Reply #333: January 22, 2010, 05:01:09 PM »
Well yeah Doom, I thought you meant newer games.

There's actually a full 3D overhaul mod for Doom/Doom2 called skulltag that adds OpenGL and freelook.  It's amazing, and I recommend it.  Joystick compatible ;)
:lol:
They also did one with the Doom 3 engine I think, complete with updated music.  E1M1 rocks even harder in non-midi form!

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« Reply #334: January 22, 2010, 05:05:22 PM »
Eh whatever, you look over the dude's shoulder the entire time, other perspectives are useless for actual combat, so it's still essentially the same.

As for "which came first" I don't really buy that argument.  All the shooters I ever played before Goldeneye I played strictly with the keyboard, no mouse at all! (Even though I could have, I just never thought to until games with freelook started becoming commonplace).  Mouse and Mouse+KB provide a MUCH finer degree of control and precision than any console controller can ever hope to.

this is so true, i far prefer shooters on PC than console

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« Reply #335: January 22, 2010, 05:06:16 PM »
:lol:
They also did one with the Doom 3 engine I think, complete with updated music.

Meh.  Doom 3 was alright, but what I like about skulltag is the very fact that it keeps the original artwork and sprites.

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Memories from my 8-bit childhood must respectfully disagree :lol:

Damn I'm just all sorts of contrary today aren't I? :-[

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« Reply #336: January 22, 2010, 05:09:08 PM »
Damn I'm just all sorts of contrary today aren't I? :-[
Today? :?



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« Reply #338: January 22, 2010, 06:16:10 PM »
Eh whatever, you look over the dude's shoulder the entire time, other perspectives are useless for actual combat, so it's still essentially the same.

As for "which came first" I don't really buy that argument.  All the shooters I ever played before Goldeneye I played strictly with the keyboard, no mouse at all! (Even though I could have, I just never thought to until games with freelook started becoming commonplace).  Mouse and Mouse+KB provide a MUCH finer degree of control and precision than any console controller can ever hope to.

I mean I'm just used to shooters on the console so I prefer that but I'm not going to say its required. I enjoy playing CS on the computer and it is alot more fluid using the mouse to aim.

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« Reply #339: January 22, 2010, 06:46:36 PM »
I mean I'm just used to shooters on the console so I prefer that but I'm not going to say its required. I enjoy playing CS on the computer and it is alot more fluid using the mouse to aim.

Yeah I know, I'm just rambling.

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« Reply #340: January 22, 2010, 08:40:39 PM »
I must reiterate:

Torchlight is so awesome.

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« Reply #341: January 22, 2010, 08:42:49 PM »
I wonder how it would run in a VM.

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« Reply #342: January 22, 2010, 09:00:19 PM »
I wonder how it would run in a VM.

Well it does have a netbook mode that supposedly doesn't even require hardware T&L/shaders, so you could give it a shot I guess!

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« Reply #343: January 22, 2010, 09:04:13 PM »
Well it does have a netbook mode that supposedly doesn't even require hardware T&L/shaders, so you could give it a shot I guess!
Maybe I will!  :lol:

It would be nice to be able to run it in an XP VM on OS X rather than having to reboot into 7.

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« Reply #344: January 22, 2010, 09:54:11 PM »
They're working on a native Mac version.

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« Reply #345: January 22, 2010, 10:12:04 PM »
Sometime in 2010 :?  That usually means November 2010.

I wonder if purchasing a Windows copy would allow me to use the serial number for the Mac version when it comes out.  I'll check with the developers.

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Re: Video Games
« Reply #346: January 23, 2010, 10:57:59 AM »
Speaking of games the way they should be:

http://www.torchlightgame.com/

Great cheap Diablo clone with very lightweight requirements (seriously, it even runs well on Intel graphics)


its a little more than a clone.

its made by the lead designers of the original diablo.

they are making a mmorpg based  on torchlight too.

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« Reply #347: January 23, 2010, 04:30:35 PM »
its a little more than a clone.

its made by the lead designers of the original diablo.

they are making a mmorpg based  on torchlight too.

All true but I just wanted to get people to try it.  "Diablo clone" seemed the easiest way to explain it quickly.  "Action RPG/Dungeon crawler" might not have been as clear to some folks,

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« Reply #348: January 26, 2010, 08:56:17 PM »
Mass Effect 2 :az: :az:

It's on TWO freakING DISCS!!

I can already tell this game has so much replay value. They did a freaking great job.

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« Reply #349: January 26, 2010, 09:08:09 PM »
I haven't finished the first one yet but I pre-ordered a copy of 2 based on what I've seen so far and recommendations from friends.