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JohnnyShoulder

Couldn't see this anywhere else on here, but Google Stadia is now free to everyone. All you need is a gmail account. I'm still not that interested in the service as i have enough to keep me going on the PS4, but it hought i would share it anyway.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

nessisonett

@JohnnyShoulder Well that should be a fun experiment, I’ve had some really good experiences streaming on PS4 despite a few hiccups.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

themcnoisy

So I have this book '1001 games you must play before you die'. I thought it was apt during lockdown. Anyhow I have had this in my possession for a while now, The last game they recommend was Bioshock Infinite 2013 so a good 7 years have passed since its publication.

A fantastic read with a quick synopsis of the game and maybe a screenshot. I have used this more as an irregular read over the last few years, however earlier today (after the egg hunt, bacon rolls and making sure my daughter was watching a movie) I decided to actually play through some of the listed early dated games I have missed, by trying to find the proper game on a developer website when possible.

Games I played today;

The Oregon Trail
Pong
Breakout
Eamon
Arkanoid
A.P..B (1987)
Tie Fighter

The Oregon Trail is brilliant fun, all the tenants of a life sim are here, you need food - to make major river crossing decisions - to repair your cart - keep everyone healthy (I actually had one of my team, young Geraldine died from a mix of dysentery and measles at one point which was a shock). I am glad I played it and although I had one eye on other games at the time, so failed to read up on the locales I passed, its a worthwhile game to play. The shooting is bit rubbish though.

Pong - I have played variations on pong throughout the years but never the original arcade code. Its not worth looking up, the physics are rubbish and its not fun.

Breakout - Again like Pong, I have played all manner of breakout clones but never the original arcade code. Its even worse than Pong if that's possible. The paddle is tiny, the way the ball bounces off you isn't varied enough (so hitting the last brick is way harder than it should be) and the bat is tiny!

Eamon - Now I need to recommend this to both @foxy-goddess-skotchy and @RogerRoger in somewhat of a cheat this is pseudo live service game which has constantly been updated from its original routes. Its a text RPG with a graphical overlay of your gear. The parser (interface) is uncomplicated and I was beating up gorillas and mimic chest monsters with my weak axe. One of the reasons its worth a look is they take submissions, so if you can write - you can make a game! (Just to mention I am unsure the last time it was updated but worth a look nonetheless)

Arkanoid - I played this on the Amstrad back in the 80s and loved it, however this was the original code. Such a great breakout clone. This variation has power ups which really alter the flow of the game, Your already meaty bat (compared to breakout) can have lazers, multi ball, the sticky power up lets the ball stick to you so you can reposition. Then there are nerf drops - making your bat small and enemies to bounce off. It keeps you entertained and was the best bat and ball game I played today.

A.P..B (1987) - Top down police sim, I have always wanted to play this game, however it failed to live upto my expectations. The introductory missions are nails, the controls tough and unforgiving. I will replay this one as the presentation is great and maybe If I wasn't rushed for time would have nailed at least one mission.

Tie Fighter - Any Star Wars fans, the introduction to this is phenomenal, the gameplay is probably fun. But man there are so many keyboard controls I couldn't even pass the tutorial mission. It was the last game I played (just before posting earlier tonight) so haven't give it a fair whack but but the control scheme is way overt the top!

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PSN: mc_noisy

nessisonett

@themcnoisy I played Oregon Trail last month on a whim and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I actually managed to somehow make it to Oregon with all my little people alive which I reckon was complete luck. The shooting is truly terrible but it kinda adds to the charm. It’s definitely worth a play out of curiosity more than anything else.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Black Lives Matter. Enough is enough.

themcnoisy

@nessisonett I was permanently hunting for food!

I got about halfway on the map before switching it off. So never made it to Oregon.

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PS3 Megathread 2019: The Last of Us
Multiplat 2018: Horizon Zero Dawn
Nintendo 2017: Super Mario Bros 3
Playstation 2016: Uncharted 2
Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

PSN: mc_noisy

FullbringIchigo

i'm thinking of changing my user name maybe something like Ex-SOLDIER or something else FF related

what do you think, should i change it or keep it as is

"I pity you. You just don't get it at all...there's not a thing I don't cherish!"

"Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!

RogerRoger

@themcnoisy Thanks for the recommendation, buddy! Will keep it in mind to break up my samey backlog. I think you'll do okay when you get the hang of TIE Fighter but it was designed for a joystick, so see how you do. I played it with KB&M as a kid and it was... well, I played it!

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

themcnoisy

@FullbringIchigo please don't change your name soldier.

@RogerRoger I was using keyboard and mouse too

Forum Best Game of All Time Awards

PS3 Megathread 2019: The Last of Us
Multiplat 2018: Horizon Zero Dawn
Nintendo 2017: Super Mario Bros 3
Playstation 2016: Uncharted 2
Multiplat 2015: Final Fantasy 7

PSN: mc_noisy

Th3solution

I think it’s funny how the PlayStation Store tries to recommend games to you based on what you buy or play. I usually don’t pay any attention, but I was looking today and it suggests “Because you played Jedi: Fallen Order...”. Then it suggests Batman Arkham Collection, The Surge 2, Control... okay, those make sense.
Then it says “Because you played Dead Cells...” and it suggested Immortal Redneck, which looks like an awful FPS, and Rocksmith 2014 Edition... Huh?! 😂 I’m not sure how it came up with those suggestions. I had to scroll through a bunch of other low budget randoms like Mervils: A VR Adventure (I don’t even own a VR), and Hyper Jam (A “neon based arena brawler” apparently?) to finally get to Hollow Knight about the 15th one down the list, and as far as I would guess, the closest game genre and quality-wise to Dead Cells. Just kinda make me laugh to myself. I always ignore and don’t even read the recommendations there, so it was humorous to actual pay attention to them.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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Anti-Matter

Ah...
My starter house on The Sims 3 PS3. 😁
Untitled

My Favorite Rhythm games
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Pop'n Music
5. Beatmania IIDX
6. MaiMai
7. Taiko no Tatsujin
8. Dance Evolution
9. Sound Voltex
10. Mambo-A-Gogo

PSN: DavidHartonoDDR

Ralizah

@Th3solution I'm guessing because Dead Cells and Immortal Redneck both have "rougelike elements."

Current Games:
Super Mario 64 (Switch)
Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 (PS2)
Ys I & II Chronicles+ (PC)

PSN: Ralizah

JohnnyShoulder

@Th3solution Immortal Redneck has got quite good reviews actually. Maybe you should give it a go?

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

Th3solution

@Ralizah @JohnnyShoulder Sure enough. I was just basing things off the screenshots and the title, but Immortal Redneck appears to be nothing like what I thought it was. Perhaps the PlayStation store logic is better than I realized.
An unfortunate title still, but may be worth a look.

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Thrillho It would be even more confusing if Outer Wilds hired an Outer Worlds writer now.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

RogerRoger

@Thrillho ...and the full story is actually "The Outer Worlds writers hire The Outer Wilds writer to write The Outer Wealds, a new walking simulator set in the South-East of England."

If only.

PSN ID: GDS_2421
Making It So Since 1987

JohnnyShoulder

@RogerRoger @mookysam I think we may have just made @Thrillho's head explode. I do hope he clears up after himself.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

Draco_V_Ecliptic

My hand-made chess set with Indian-style pieces arrived this morning, should prove handy when I'm playing online, trying out possibilities etc.

"Guinevere herself was unworthy of the love she inspired, but then a queen steps so lightly even when crushing a louse."

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Anti-Matter

I have question about Ratchet & Clank Size Matters & Secret Agent Clank both PSP and PS2 version.
Which version should i choose?
I have secret Agent Clank PSP but the controlling was so awkward with R L buttons so i was thinking to get the PS2 version for Analog controlling.

My Favorite Rhythm games
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Pop'n Music
5. Beatmania IIDX
6. MaiMai
7. Taiko no Tatsujin
8. Dance Evolution
9. Sound Voltex
10. Mambo-A-Gogo

PSN: DavidHartonoDDR

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