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  • unmanneddrone 4:08 am on September 6, 2012 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo Then let us make many friends.

  • bowlisimo 3:54 am on September 6, 2012 Permalink
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    @unmanneddrone You should be getting an extra copy too, I think you made the cut, right? http://www.unknownworlds.com/ns2/news/2012/9/natural_selection_2_pre_orders_on_steam

    @angryjedi All I can think of is that drawing of both of your characters on a motorcycle waving dildos. Saints Row: The Third in a nutshell. Although, for me it was probably performing wrestling moves on random citizens and purple cars full of purple ninjas piling into a street skirmish.

  • unmanneddrone 10:40 pm on September 5, 2012 Permalink
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    Somebody be @bowlisimo‘s friend! NS2…from my limited experience, it does feel like a proper ALIENS: Colonial Marine simulator of sorts, especially when you’ve got a commander laying down waypoints and objectives. “Move out, clear the atrium”, said my French commander the other night. With that, a small group of plucky marines picked their way down the dark corridors under the watchful eye of their officer, threatened by the beasts of the shadows and one particularly inept private who knew not his arse from his elbows.

    @angryjedi Oh, that brief but amazing co-op session of carnage and swinging rods of lolling purple latex. Good times.

  • bowlisimo 7:35 pm on September 5, 2012 Permalink
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    It looks like I’m going to have an extra copy of NS2 come October. Who wants to be my friend?

    @redswir1 Interesting that you consider Peace Walker one of the better Metal Gear games, because I’d probably rate it as my least favorite. That has nothing to do with the plot (which was actually pretty good) and everything to do with the bite-sized structure of the game itself. It’s that way for obvious reasons, but playing it on a PS3 just makes it off-putting and repetitive instead of refreshing. Also not big on motion comics, although Ashley Wood’s awesome art + Kojima made it pretty painless.

    A couple quick Whatchabeenplaying notes:

    Walking Dead Episode 3: Fantastic and sooo god damned depressing. Aside from some mostly forgivable Telltale gameplay quirks, that game’s writing and portrayal of strained relationships and stressful decisions is something you probably shouldn’t miss, even if you’re sick of zombies. The Lee & Clem relationship, especially, is quickly becoming my favorite.

    Saints Row: The Third: Finished this a few days ago. I can easily say that was the most fun I’ve ever had in a GTA style game. They designed it to be fun first and then embraced the stupid of video games in a giant, ridiculous bear hug. Ran around with a stereotypical Scottish looking dude in a tweed hat and mutton chops that sounded like Jason Statham. Worked out pretty well.

    Symphony: Bought this after Garnett hyped it on Weekend Confirmed. Fun game. It’s a shmup + audiosurf. A demon takes over your music library and you fight to take it back. Looks kind of like Geometry Wars with that glowing vector style going on. Upgrading your ship with different weapons is a nice touch, but the music side of it isn’t as integrated into the action as much as I’d like. Symphony comes off more as playing a flashy shmup game TO music instead of being directed by it. Gets quite hard too. Worth a try if you have a spare sawbuck hanging around.

  • bowlisimo 1:45 pm on August 30, 2012 Permalink
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    @unmanneddrone I have been playing much less than that during the beta and I find I can still be a useful teammate, despite the atrophied aiming and shooting (or biting) skills. This is true for me especially on the Marine team, because the commander often directly gives orders and there is always something to build/weld/defend while the gung-ho guys are on the front squashin’ bugs. As long as you’re not running off and dying needlessly and are assisting teammates, you’re not a burden. The only real way to get yelled at in this game is to jump in the commander position and not know what you’re doing. It’s the difference between winning and losing. That’s still the achilles heel of this game, in my opinion. There is no tutorial for that position either, it’s all on the job training. I avoid it like the plague, like DOTA games.

    @beige @redswir1 Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes?

  • unmanneddrone 3:00 am on August 30, 2012 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo I did indeed, sir. Gave me more horns than a Styracosaurus. Here’s a question, as it’s been one of those games that has been on my radar, but as a fellow who can’t commit to playing outside of more than a couple of times a week, would it be worth picking up…or would I simply be a burden to finely honed teams? I generally like to think I deal with objective-centric team-based games in a better capacity, due to a love of the supply/support/logistics side of things…

    Care to throw down your views?

  • bowlisimo 1:54 am on August 30, 2012 Permalink
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    Hope you guys saw the NS2 Exosuit trailer? @unmanneddrone? Pretty damn sick. They went full walking mech this time instead of a clunky Ironman suit. Got to fight along side a few of those things which was something to behold. Hard to believe that game is almost ready. They also ninja updated the menu music, worth a listen.

    @beige I think Gabe Newell said in an interview somewhere that there’s a guy in Kansas that creates TF2 items that get sold in the game and makes over 150k a year on it. Seems backwards. There’s people getting black lung in mines that keep the actual world running that don’t make that kind of money. Although, now that I think of it, entertainment has always been the place for buku bucks, and then there’s professional sports.

  • bowlisimo 2:30 am on February 9, 2012 Permalink
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    @anyone interested in NS2, here’s some mediocre footage of me shooting shit and running away in the NS2 beta last night.

    Note: I had textures set to “god awful” because FRAPS tends to eat framerate when it’s recording.

  • bowlisimo 5:02 pm on February 7, 2012 Permalink
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    Yeah, Natural Selection 2 is finally starting to come together. I bought into it on faith and have been playing it off and on since UWE released the beta. It’s actually playable now, not feature complete, and aliens tend to dominate, but it’s addicting all the same.

    The game is relatively easy to jump into as one of the guys or aliens on the ground, but the game’s strength and weakness is still the team’s commander, especially for marines. There’s no tutorial, the only way to learn is on the job, and there’s a lot of pressure, so only few people get skilled enough at it (I avoid it completely). Imagine jumping into an RTS where your orders are a suggestion, and your units are all players that can, and often will, do whatever they want, but when they work together, it’s magic.

    Anyway, NS1 is one of the best original multiplayer Half-life mods, and in my mind the best FPS/RTS hybrid ever made. So if you missed it, this year is your chance. NS2 isn’t quite there YET, but it’s really coming along.

    @beige Did you tell her about Rule 34 yet? They should teach that in school now, it’ll really soften the impact of the internet.

  • impynickers 8:00 am on February 6, 2012 Permalink
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    Waiting on SCP till the opportune moment of quiet darkness. I am quite curious… though unaware of exactly what it is. I love surprises.

    So I have Resistance 3 on rental, and have been couch co-oping the game. The oddest thing about that experience is the classic random 2nd player that is never referenced in the story, and actually has to merge into the main character in order to open doors. My player 2 and I have devised a rather comprehensive subplot for what we consider a figment of our main characters imagination. It is a strange design choice, especially since there is almost always a story based A.I character with you throughout the game. You would think that player 2 would assume one of those roles. Our theory about the character being imaginary took an even bigger twist when we realized in one on rails part that we were in a motorized cart that had no apparent driver and we were both shooting at an oncoming monster. So… who was driving? Another Imaginary individual no doubt. The imaginary 2nd player has a big beard and looks like he is hiding something. If I find out what it is I will tell you.

    In other news, I finally pre-ordered Natural Selection 2 to play the beta. Their new trailer worked.
    (I encourage others to watch it) Holy shoot is the game ever great though.
    No other game really makes me feel the teamwork vibe quite like NS. Commanders barking orders, team mates looking out for one another. All the lovely upgrades. I wasn’t very good at the original, but seem to be better coordinated this time around. There are some user friendliness tweaks, and of course not everything is in the game yet. Balancing can be a little off in the beta, but that is due to its… betaness. I cannot wait for the final release. Once it hits steam I hope it gets the attention of the larger community, because this game deserves it.

    @mjpilon Good job man. A classic for sure. What is next?

  • bowlisimo 3:37 pm on June 30, 2011 Permalink
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    @shingro It’s looking really good, though still not feature complete (no heavies, no onos), unoptimized, buggy and laggy. I’d say you’ve still got time to make your life boring.


  • Shingro 3:11 am on June 30, 2011 Permalink
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    =D good times

    Considering how much time I sunk into Natural Selection 1, I can only hope my life isn’t TOO exciting when NS2 comes out

  • bowlisimo 1:07 am on June 29, 2011 Permalink
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    Speaking of HL mods, Natural Selection 2 has come a long way since I purchased it. I’d say get ready to play that for real next year.

    NeoTokyo sounds like an Akira mod. NEOTOKYO IS ABOUT TO E.X.P.L.O.D.E.

  • bowlisimo 8:20 pm on November 18, 2010 Permalink
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    @Beige Natural Selection 2 is getting closer to being finished.

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