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  • bowlisimo 7:52 pm on April 11, 2012 Permalink
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    I would live inside the Journey soundtrack if I could. It just makes me want to go walk somewhere. Get that Austin Wintory guy some money.

    Yeah, not much going on lately, though your high brow book chat (that I mostly scrolled past, sorry) really made me want to finish The Count of Monte Cristo. I guess it’s as good a time as any, since I’m not really feeling like video games at the moment. I keep threatening to finish God of War, or start RE4, but… meh. And Fez is XBL only *fart noise*. I don’t really get the hype around that game either, Beige.

    How do you guys read so much anyway? Do you have a set reading time? I find my natural state is to not be reading. Don’t get me wrong, books are enjoyable, and I can get deeply immersed, but it takes a bit of work to get going. I guess you could say for me, reading has a high “activation energy” if you want to think about it in 8th grade chemistry terms.

  • bowlisimo 8:51 pm on July 16, 2011 Permalink
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    Didn’t Deadly Premonition have a “previously on…” clip that played (depending on where you were in the story) when you loaded the game? I think that’s a great solution.

    In my case the solution was starting over when the Enhanced Edition of The Witcher came out a year later.

  • RedSwirl 7:20 pm on July 16, 2011 Permalink
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    @feenwager @bowlisimo It sucks that we still haven’t figured out a universal mechanic for helping get back into games they stopped half-way through months ago.

    There should be some kind of clock or something that drops you back in the tutorial for a minute or gives you a recap of the story if you boot up the game for the first time in six months.

  • bowlisimo 7:18 pm on July 16, 2011 Permalink
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    That happened to me the first time I played The Witcher. It’s a real hard game to get back into.

  • feenwager 6:57 pm on July 16, 2011 Permalink
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    My brand of Game Fatigue ™ is just not wanting to go through the act of playing a game. I’ve learned to follow my moods on these things, I enjoy all of my various hobbies much more when I’m really in the mood for them. It’ll swing around. It always does. The only problem is I’m in the middle of The Witcher right now. Boooo.

  • RedSwirl 6:42 pm on July 16, 2011 Permalink
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    @feenwager The fucked-up part is, whenever I get game fatigue, I just move on to other games.

    Maybe it’s not even full-on game fatigue, just fatigue of playing too many of the same kinds of games, or games that make me think too much (like RPGs), or games that feel too dumb (like shooters). I’ve devoted this past week to Dragon Age II and Top Spin 4 – two games where I gotta deal with a bunch of stat management and strategising from move-to-move and all that. Wanting to play something for a little bit that felt more direct, I decided to put in Demon’s Souls for a few hours last night.

    Yeah that reads out weird but for some reason I find DS to be one of the most “playable” games on consoles this gen… at least among RPGs. If DS were any other game it would be frustrating as shit – in three hours of playing that game last night I made absolutely zero progress until the last hour. The game works because the UI is so responsive and so intuitive that it’s easy to jump right back in there for the 150th time, even if you have to make it back across that fucking bridge with the dragons to reclaim the experience points/money you just lost.

  • feenwager 2:56 am on July 16, 2011 Permalink
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    Oh Noes! The Steam Sale and the cornucopia of riches it begat, along with my finally getting my Mac and my couch to cooperate have brought about: Game Fatigue. I’m also sure that the rapid fire through LA Noire and inFamous 2 didn’t hurt either.

    Anyway, I’m retreating to the land of movies and books for a piece. Recharge the ol’ thumb batteries as it were.

  • impynickers 4:34 am on January 18, 2011 Permalink
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    I think you are right, in my case anyway. I have found that a joyful gaming experience is spontaneous, and it forms a sort of monogomy filled with love making. The orgies have got to stop, otherwise I will sacrifice why I play games in the first place … the love. Let us all not forget the love.

  • RedSwirl 10:26 pm on January 17, 2011 Permalink
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    @impynickers @feenwager It sounds to me like the kind of game fatigue you might have is what I get sometimes when I get too many new games at once. I just look at my shelf paralyzed at my choices thinking “what the hell am I gonna play?”

    With my 150+ game backlog one method of motivation I’ve come up with is the impending release of a sequel. Right now I’m trying to get through Dragon Age, then Yakuza 3, then the challenger league in Top Spin 3 before all of their sequels come out in March.

  • impynickers 4:35 am on January 17, 2011 Permalink
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    I can really relate to the game fatigue sentiment right now. I got a stack of games over the holidays, and I just don’t feel like touching any of them right now. What bugs me is this nagging feeling that if I don’t play them now, I never will. New shiny games are on the horizon.
    What have I been doing? Dicking around with Deus Ex mods.

    Its no secret the series gives me the tinglies. Human Revolution may end up being the second coming, or at the very least it might just copy the original formula without fucking it up.
    Until the verdict is released on that, we have the mods.

    First I will champion: The Nameless Mod.
    An amazing undertaking, many years in the making. This is a single player total conversion, with its own quirky Storyline with fully voiced dialogue, many new and awesome weapons such as ‘throwing sporks’. It is very much a game created for fans, and ends up being quite fun. More than anything I am just impressed at the dedication of the creators. There is a lot of love and detail in this mod.

    ENB series, for Deus Ex.
    Has anyone heard of ENB Series and what it is doing to the Unreal engine? Pretty damned remarkable.
    Imagine all your favorite Unreal engine games with modern effects such as bump mapping, advanced lighting, a little bloom, some new water effects. Its still early, but the minute you boot it up you can see the potential.

    Deus Ex: Revision
    Have you ever spent time in Deus ex wondering what the architects were smoking when they built the games locales? There were some markedly strange design decisions, possibly motivated by the technical limitations of the time. Here we have a mod that remixes just about everything, and in many cases creates much more believable environments in the process. I actually really loved some of the redesigns, they will often completely change how you play the game and offer new experiences.

  • bowlisimo 3:56 am on January 17, 2011 Permalink
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    I guess there was some kind of a fancy video game inspired art show (think I am 8 bit) in California this weekend. Mostly the older classics, with a few younger ones. Some weird shit too, like a Castlevania 2 sweater? @Rocgaude you might get a kick out of the Wizards and Warriors map. The Contra print is probably my favorite of the bunch.

    Been weirdly into posters lately. I actually refreshed a website for like 3 hours on New Years eve just to score a set of Star Wars screen prints that sold out in under a minute and are now on ebay for like $500+. Ink on paper, who knew?

    @feenwager The road to recovery is paved with Double Fine?

  • feenwager 10:03 pm on January 16, 2011 Permalink
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    Today’s tiny bit of gaming: finishing up Costume Quest: Grubbins On Ice.

    Fun stuff, probably a little more tapas on the menu before committing to something Meatier.

  • bowlisimo 4:28 am on January 15, 2011 Permalink
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    @feenwager I feel like I’m getting to that point myself. You already know what to do, stop playing for a while.

    Btw, is Just Cause 2 worth finishing?

  • unmanneddrone 3:09 am on January 15, 2011 Permalink
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    @feenwager I’d keep going with those few turns of Civ. I gotta say, you’ve really been in the digital trenches over the last few months, bulldozing through games. Anything else on the Feenwager Tapas menu that you can offset this black dog with? Anything out of the usual range?

  • feenwager 2:05 am on January 15, 2011 Permalink
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    @shingro Actually, that advice doesn’t apply.

    My fatigue is the opposite kind. I’ve finished TONS of games over the past two months. I just need a break.

  • feenwager 1:33 am on January 15, 2011 Permalink
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    Anyone else ever get game fatigue?

    Nothing I play is interesting to me right now, except a few turns of Civ 5 now and then.

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