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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Shadowman » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:54 pm

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Borderlands 2:
'Cause there ain't no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for good.

JUST bought it, JUST bought Gaige, JUST starting as her. Played a bit as Maya first, though. This game is the first game, but 1000% more awesome.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:45 pm

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Shadowman wrote:Borderlands 2:
'Cause there ain't no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for good.

JUST bought it, JUST bought Gaige, JUST starting as her. Played a bit as Maya first, though. This game is the first game, but 1000% more awesome.


If I've never played the first Borderlands before, would it be confusing jumping into the sequel. While I won't be buying the game any time soon (planning on getting Hitman Absolution first), I like to keep a list of potential games to get at a later date.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Shadowman » Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:24 pm

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Shadowman wrote:Borderlands 2:
'Cause there ain't no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for good.

JUST bought it, JUST bought Gaige, JUST starting as her. Played a bit as Maya first, though. This game is the first game, but 1000% more awesome.


If I've never played the first Borderlands before, would it be confusing jumping into the sequel. While I won't be buying the game any time soon (planning on getting Hitman Absolution first), I like to keep a list of potential games to get at a later date.


A little. The first game was pretty light on story, but the second one drops tons of references to it. I would definitely recommend you play them both in order.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:19 am

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Shadowman wrote:Borderlands 2:
'Cause there ain't no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for good.

JUST bought it, JUST bought Gaige, JUST starting as her. Played a bit as Maya first, though. This game is the first game, but 1000% more awesome.


If I've never played the first Borderlands before, would it be confusing jumping into the sequel. While I won't be buying the game any time soon (planning on getting Hitman Absolution first), I like to keep a list of potential games to get at a later date.


A little. The first game was pretty light on story, but the second one drops tons of references to it. I would definitely recommend you play them both in order.


Thanks for the heads-up.

The first Borderlands is pretty old, so I'm not sure if I can find it. Which puts me in a quandary. If I bought the sequel and can't find the first game, playing the sequel could confuse the hell out of me. But if I passed on both, I might have trouble finding both when the sequel gets sold out.

Might have to pass on both altogether.

Thanks, anyway.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby The Happy Locust » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:09 am

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Was not a fan of Borderlands 1, even though I played it all the way through. Nothing else need be said.

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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Shadowman » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:15 am

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:The first Borderlands is pretty old


No it isn't, it came out in 2009.

Borderlands 2:
Made it to Sanctuary (A town mentioned repeatedly in the first game, but never shown) to meet up with Roland, only for Roland to drop off the map as soon as I got there. Working with Scooter to make Sanctuary (Actually a mining ship) fly, learned the finer points of elemental weapons from Marcus, and learned about Eridium from Dr. Zed, Tannis, and Crazy Earl. Yeah, the gang's all here.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:25 am

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SKYWARPED_128 wrote:The first Borderlands is pretty old


No it isn't, it came out in 2009.


Where I'm at, it might as well have come out in 1940. The maximum availability of a game here is approximately three weeks max before it becomes sold out. Don't ask me why; it's just the way it is.

I don't like buying online either, as it's usually a hassle to get a defective copy exchanged, having to mail it back and all that.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Shadowman » Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:04 pm

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Shadowman wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:The first Borderlands is pretty old


No it isn't, it came out in 2009.


Where I'm at, it might as well have come out in 1940. The maximum availability of a game here is approximately three weeks max before it becomes sold out. Don't ask me why; it's just the way it is.

I don't like buying online either, as it's usually a hassle to get a defective copy exchanged, having to mail it back and all that.


Steam is digital distribution, they can't give you a defective copy because there is no copy, it's all downloaded right to your computer. And if you don't want to play on PC, PSN also has the game for download. (As well as the GOTY version) Xbox Live Marketplace...maybe? I don't know.

Borderlands 2:
You know how in the first game, it was all you in a fight? And NPCs would stand on the sidelines? Yeah, met the Firehawk, oops, I mean freakin' Lilith and teamed up with her to fight off a wave of bandits. And yes, teamed up, as in, she actually fought them as well. Apparently she's got her Phoenix perk, which is pimp. Found out, no, she hadn't kidnapped Roland, but she's gonna help us get her boyfriend back...yeahbutwhaaaaaaa?
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Rex Prime » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:54 pm

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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Rex Prime » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:55 pm

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Shadowman wrote:Borderlands 2:
'Cause there ain't no rest for the wicked, until we close our eyes for good.

JUST bought it, JUST bought Gaige, JUST starting as her. Played a bit as Maya first, though. This game is the first game, but 1000% more awesome.


Coincidence! i bought Borderlands and Rayman Origins1 but didn't got a chance to play because of exams, i am still awaiting Borderlands 2 arrival.

Borderlands

Picked up Ronald, i found that funny Claptrap robot, met doctor zed, got some old guy's food, killed skags and bandits and attacked by a Pyscho, it's the freak on cover! currently LVL 3

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the old memories of Rayman, this is the best 2-D platformer i played since Sonic Generation's Classic Sonic Stages, and the only Rayman game i played since the ol'Playstation 2 games...finished 2 levels, rescued some fairy that gifted me the power to punch stuff (?)
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:27 pm

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Shadowman wrote:Steam is digital distribution, they can't give you a defective copy because there is no copy, it's all downloaded right to your computer. And if you don't want to play on PC, PSN also has the game for download. (As well as the GOTY version) Xbox Live Marketplace...maybe? I don't know.


I never bothered to register at PSN (good thing I didn't, since their servers got hacked last year). But maybe I should give it a try and download Borderlands. Here's hoping lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place.

BTW, would it do any good if I delete the account after the purchase, or will they still retain my info in their database either way?
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Shadowman » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:15 am

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Rex Prime wrote:Ronald


Roland.

SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
Shadowman wrote:Steam is digital distribution, they can't give you a defective copy because there is no copy, it's all downloaded right to your computer. And if you don't want to play on PC, PSN also has the game for download. (As well as the GOTY version) Xbox Live Marketplace...maybe? I don't know.


I never bothered to register at PSN (good thing I didn't, since their servers got hacked last year). But maybe I should give it a try and download Borderlands. Here's hoping lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place.

BTW, would it do any good if I delete the account after the purchase, or will they still retain my info in their database either way?


I wouldn't bother deleting the profile, it would just prove to be more trouble than it's worth. And the whole hacking thing, while serious, was blown way out of proportion. Master Card and Visa both went on record saying that they had no records of anything related to identity theft occurring because of the PSN hacks. People just freaked out because they didn't know what was stolen. Basic profile information like names, e-mail, and passwords, which were rendered useless when Sony shut the PSN down, and are even more useless now.

Short version: The PSN is safe and last year's hack wasn't as big a deal as a lot of stupid, paranoid people made it out to be.

Borderlands 2:
Sanctuary took off thanks to Lilith phasewalking the entire city while it was in the air. Stole a Hyperior requisitions beacon to get a Fast Travel node, so I could get back up there. Now I'm running side missions.

Roland: "Good, you're not dead."
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Rex Prime » Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:22 pm

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Shadowman wrote:
Rex Prime wrote:Ronald


Roland.


Darn, i feel so nooby

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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Shadowman » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:19 am

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Borderlands 2:
Did...well, lots of stuff. Liberated the town of Lynchwood from its evil (She killed a puppy just to prove a point) and yet outstandingly hot Sheriff. Screwed up Opportunity, a Hyperion-built (Well, WIP at least) city, including cutting down a bunch of Handsome Jack statues for Claptrap, destroying the new, Jack-owned Underdome for Moxxi, and splicing together the world's worst tourist video for Lilith. Now, I've got to go assault a Hyperion outpost holding the Vault Key.

Lilith: "If you don't make it back, I'm going to be pissed."
Roland: "Noted."
Lilith: "And if you do make it back, I'm gonna tear all your clothes off..."
Roland: "Also...noted."
Mordecai: "Ugh! We're standing right here! No one wants to know that!"
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:26 am

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Shadowman wrote:I wouldn't bother deleting the profile, it would just prove to be more trouble than it's worth. And the whole hacking thing, while serious, was blown way out of proportion. Master Card and Visa both went on record saying that they had no records of anything related to identity theft occurring because of the PSN hacks. People just freaked out because they didn't know what was stolen. Basic profile information like names, e-mail, and passwords, which were rendered useless when Sony shut the PSN down, and are even more useless now.

Short version: The PSN is safe and last year's hack wasn't as big a deal as a lot of stupid, paranoid people made it out to be.


Good to know. Since it's DLC, I won't have to worry too much about it being sold out. Probably take my time downloading it.

For now, Hitman Absolution takes priority.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby The Happy Locust » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:33 pm

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Moving forward with the story. My rescued companion had an ailment and I had to retrieve parts to fix it. She's fine now. the game threw us a twist by introducing a lost race that hadn't yet been seen. Cool.
We've fallen completely off the world and are now on a giant fallen hand at the foot of the Mechonis. Ran a few quests for the lost people and learned a lot about the history of the Mechon war. Was pointed to a path that lead to the Mechonis. I am now inside the Mechonis, working my way towards the top.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Shadowman » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:56 pm

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Borderlands 2:
BEATEN! Well, sort of. Yes, I beat the main story. Yes, I let Lilith kill Handsome Jack. But I still got a bunch of sidequests left to do, and the DLC, and Playthrough 2.

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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:56 am

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Just started on Hitman Absolution. Glad to find David Bateson still voicing 47.

It's been years since I last played a Hitman game, but the controls are intuitive enough. Love the ability to ambush someone from a corner. The difficulty has been upped somewhat--guards now grow suspicious when you;re disguised as one of them and walk past them. The "instinct" feature allows you to temporarily tilt your head down to mimnimize suspicion, but the meter doesn't usually last long enough for you to get past safely.

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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Wigglez » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:26 pm

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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Shadowman » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:08 pm

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Wigglez wrote:Resident Evil 5
I beat it. Alot. I beat the game first on normal, then on veteran, and then on professional. I have every weapon upgrade and and got the infinite rocket launcher from beating it a 4th time in under 5 hours. I have most of the trophies from it.


I don't have every weapon upgrade, mostly because it seemed kind of pointless after getting an Infinite Ammo Lightning Hawk. Give that to Sheva, and watch as all the problems people had with the AI partner suddenly vanish, replaced with a giant pile of dead Lickers.

Borderlands 2:
Doing Playthrough 2, or True Vault Hunter Mode as it's called. Now things are starting to get tough. Enemies that were only kinda tricky before are kicking my ass like they're getting the respawn fee. Good thing Deathtrap is such a badass robotic death god.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:00 pm

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Hitman Absolution

Completed chapter 4 and 5. The new instinct system is going to be a bit of a pain until I unlock enough instinct meter upgrades to pass the guards before the meter runs out.

As I play through the game, I noticed there's less trial and error in play than in previous Hitman games, as you can now improvise via any of the new features such as feigning surrender before disarming the guard, point shooting a group of enemies, and even duking it out with the guard.

Your rank will of course be affected, but there's less of a need to restart from a checkpoint.

Fall of Cybertron

Why am I still playing this after beating all difficulties and unlocking all perks, data-logs and weapons? Transforming robots fighting on a metal battlefield, nuff said.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Wigglez » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:15 am

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Dishonored

I beat the whole game without killing anybody, including the targets and didn't upgrade any of the powers. Now I gotta go through it again without killing or alerting anybody besides the targets. But it will be alot simpler this time because I can buy some powers now that I have the Mostly Steel And Flesh trophy. Using possession on people makes sneaking around alot easier than just hiding behind things and trying to climb on rooftops.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Rex Prime » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:40 am

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Borderlands

LVL 23, i am at a prefect state, i got good elemental weapons, a large backpack, my ol'Sniper, A Machine Gun, and a Tirple Rocket RPG (Fires three rockets per click), i manged to get through Mad Mel by sniping his Vehicle from above the ramp, because i found beating him in a "Fair" game of Vehicle vs Vehicle hard, since he got other vehicles spawning with him. Met Scooter in person at last, went to Patrica Tannis (Or was it Tennis?)the half mad woman that i recovered her Journal once and...what did i do for her else...i forgot that part.

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

i can't believe i reinstalled that escapist paradise, but something brought me back to Skyrim, was it DragonBorn DLC? or didn't experience everything Dawngaurd has...but, well.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Shadowman » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:01 pm

Motto: "May God have mercy on my enemies, because I sure as hell won't."
Rex Prime wrote:Patrica Tannis (Or was it Tennis?)the half mad woman that i recovered her Journal once and...what did i do for her else...i forgot that part.


1. It is Tannis.

2. She's not half mad. The second game mentions she has Aspergers, and that was before Pandora had its way with her. After that, well, what you see in the base game is her at her most stable. She is entirely mad.

3. Most likely it was the Vault Key.
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Re: Game Progress Thread

Postby Rex Prime » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:11 am

Motto: "I Have Two Choices, Victory Or Death"
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Shadowman wrote:
Rex Prime wrote:Patrica Tannis (Or was it Tennis?)the half mad woman that i recovered her Journal once and...what did i do for her else...i forgot that part.


1. It is Tannis.

2. She's not half mad. The second game mentions she has Aspergers, and that was before Pandora had its way with her. After that, well, what you see in the base game is her at her most stable. She is entirely mad.

3. Most likely it was the Vault Key.


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