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  • impynickers 4:57 am on January 31, 2012 Permalink
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    Super in depth micro managing version of Company of heroes…. mental note taken.

    Been biting off quick chunks of game lately.
    First off Jamestown. Spectacular. I don’t know what I was expecting, but this game is goddamn likable.
    It even offers couch co-op with my controller, keyboard, and mouse all compatible. Its bullet hell formula is slightly less intimidating than Ikaruga, which I appreciate. It feels like something I could seek to master given time, but offers a great bite of deliciousness when time is restrained.

    Next I went back to Counterstrike, Source flavored. Getting on a good server can make some incredible difference to your experience. I have been frequenting a server full of fun loving people interested in talking about a wide variety of interesting topics, fooling around… just plain having fun and wearing hats.
    Sure TF2 has hats, yes, but the rare server on counterstrike can also have hats, and crazy maps.

    Ever since Elevator:Source I started to remember that multiplayer gaming is a great platform for conversation and shenanigans. I guess the fratboy crowd of XBOX live had sent me into a long despair. I stopped wanting to talk to anybody. While I was on a positive kick I eventually booted up Day of Defeat again, just to see the kinds of people I could find on there. More great shenanigans. Why can I never go on XBOX live and have this much fun? Why do those people hate so much?

    Now, to be fair, I am absolutely certain that there are comparable experiences on steam, but there is a way for me to search for the kinds of servers and games I want to play. All this matchmaking nonsense has kinda taken away a lot of this functionality. I honestly cant tell you what good the pro, underground, or family settings on the 360 are doing, but they seem to rarely match me with people of my same type. Anyways… this is my slow revelation unfolding for maybe 20-30 minutes at a time. Short bursts of awesome.
    Old Valve games = still hot shit.

  • mjpilon 4:10 am on January 6, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , , Crank, , Jamestown, Puzzle Agent,   

    First off, Great Squadcast gentlemen! It had been far too long….

    And yes, while we are not really the “typical” audience for military shooters and @feenwager, the “Why are they talking so much about this?” did cross my mind, I believe I speak for most of the listeners when I say we don’t mind such conversation because y’all do it right.

    Regarding asynchronous board games on iPhone/iPad, while I agree that there is something missing without the in-person social interactions, given the distance there is between us, I’ll take it to enjoy some Carcassone and other games that I couldn’t otherwise – someday I will get the best of @RocGaude and @angryjedi ;).

    I would also like to hear more from you all about the brief “lack of quality gaming podcasts” point that was mentioned on the show. Looking at my podcast subs, I am down to (Squadcast excluded): Giant Bombcast, Weekend Confirmed and Totally Rad Show tangentially. Part of that is due to needing to pair down my weekly commitments as well as a number of my favorite shows going dark or personalities no longer being on shows (basically the old 1UP crew). How have the rest of you seen your podcast listens change recently?

    In “Whatchabeenplayin’ news,

    • I received Bayonetta through Game Access two days and decided to jump in. Oh my god…. This game had me with the “Fly to the Moon” rendition during the initial scene of the game. Not too impressed with the gameplay and the camera is certainly not helping but I’ll get through this game if only to hear the rest of the cheezy one-liners and shear absurdity that I expect to come.
    • Working my way through Puzzle Agent from my Squad Santa package. Enjoying most of the puzzles although some of them could have used more detailed explanations. Failed some initially because certain rules weren’t clear. Very odd and quirky story but that seems appropriate for the game. Should be done with it soon.
    • Put some time into Crank and Jamestown from the Humble Bundle. Crank is worth it for the art style but really isn’t that special as a beat ’em up. Kinda happy I didn’t spend 10$ for it on XBLA. Also, way too short for a game – about 2-3 hrs. Jamestown, on the other hand, is a very well-done top-down shooter and well worth your money if you enjoy such games. I’m realizing that I probably won’t get through the whole game but that says more about me and top-down shooters than the quality of the game.
    • I’m also planning to spend some time with Civ 5 shortly to prep for Squad world domination 😉

    More thoughts to come as I work through my Steam library – yay for finally having Windows 7 boot camped on my MBP – and the other games I have sitting here post-holidays: Saints Row 3, Assassin Creed Revelations, Uncharted 3, Ico and SotC HD, Bioshock 2 (One last try before it goes) and Heavy Rain (Started it and then stopped it – need to be in a certain mood to play this it seems…). Nice pile of shame I have lined up 😀

  • Pete Davison 2:26 pm on December 12, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Jamestown,   

    New bullet hell vid! This time it’s an in-depth exploration of Jamestown.

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