Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby Samanosuke Akechi » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:16 pm

Tuffty wrote: In another hilarious twist of fate a modder found a way to play SimCity offline, completely negating EA's claim that offline play was impossible. Let me just be clear, I have every sympathy for the engineers working long hours to get things fixed, or the PR representative who has to face all this criticism. But both the developers and EA have fucked this up so bad, lying about it even now, and they should be called out for it. Does anyone really, really believe the PR spin of "the servers are busy because the players who were already on were having so much fun they didn't want to leave?" And they also said an offline more would take too many resources and man hours to do, when some random guy can do it in his bedroom? It proves how easy it is for Maxis/EA to come up with an offline mode, and how incredibly devious they are in achieving their marketing/sales goals. EA have knowingly lied to consumers, all but for an arbitrary decision on their part to retain as much control over SimCity as possible.

It's surely one of the worst game launches that I can think of.


Seems like no one can take a hint from Ubisoft.
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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby Bluecast » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:58 pm

The entire industry has missed many hints
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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby Bambi » Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:03 am

http://vsrecommendedgames.wikia.com/wik ... Games_Wiki

Neat list of worthwhile games for many systems.

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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby Thief » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:18 pm

Does anybody know any good war video games that aren't first/third person shooters, real-time strategy, or JRPG? Kind of a weird question... I'm having a hard time coming up with many for some reason.
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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby Segata Sanshiro Jr. » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:31 pm

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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby OL » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:38 pm

There's always Metal Slug. :P
And Ikari Warriors.
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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby Segata Sanshiro Jr. » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:39 pm

OL wrote: There's always Metal Slug. :P
And Ikari Warriors.


Or Hard Corps: Uprising

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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby OL » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:42 pm

I don't know if it counts, but the Advance Wars series is all turn-based, right? Never played them myself, but I don't think they have JRPG elements...
I would mention Front Mission, but that's probably too sci-fi for what he's looking for, and involves leveling-up anyway.
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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby south carmain » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:07 pm

Thief wrote: Does anybody know any good war video games that aren't first/third person shooters, real-time strategy, or JRPG? Kind of a weird question... I'm having a hard time coming up with many for some reason.

check out valkyria chronicles for PS3 and valkyria chronicles 2 for PSP
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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby Giorgio » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:32 pm

I played this: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/612107 and I found it special.

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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby south carmain » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:49 pm

Giorgio wrote: I played this: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/612107 and I found it special.

that was kind of fun, so does this mean I'm as smart as a lab monkey?
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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby OL » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:00 pm

Henry Spencer wrote: Capcom is porting the classic Dungeon & Dragons beat 'em up to XBLA and PSN!

http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/15/dungeons-dragons-shadow-over-mystara-tower-of-doom-are-coming-to-ps3-and-xbox-360/


I was just recently lamenting the fact that that's never made it on to any of their arcade compilations. Great to see it getting some love now. Awesome game.
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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby St. Elmo's Fire » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:07 pm

Thief wrote: Does anybody know any good war video games that aren't first/third person shooters, real-time strategy, or JRPG? Kind of a weird question... I'm having a hard time coming up with many for some reason.


Latest XCOM game, though it's not exactly the sorta "war" you're probably wanting...
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Re: Gaming Thoughts Of The Day 2.0

Postby Giorgio » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:20 pm

south carmain wrote:
Giorgio wrote: I played this: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/612107 and I found it special.

that was kind of fun, so does this mean I'm as smart as a lab monkey?

http://games.lumosity.com/chimp.html if you want to find out...
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