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Old 05-10-2017, 03:59 AM   #8101
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Re: We should have a "random ****" thread in this forum imo

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I just played through ff6. I had fun but ultimately a lot of the nostalgia has worn off. Feels like I've got a case of the olds and it sucks.
I'm doing fine playing FF2 (the PS1 Classic that has FF1+2 remakes) for the first time, but I generally only play 1-2 hours per week while listening to this weekly radio show I listened to while playing games in the summers in high school (mostly just summers because it was on at midnight on the east coast). So it's nostalgia overload (in a good way), it's small doses, and I'm "productive" by listening to an arguably enriching radio program.

You could try podcasts or audio books too.

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i know exactly what you mean the only way ill even play video games again is with a boyfriend or something. and even then im pretty much done with it. i dont like video games or college . never again.
Shorter, episodic games like Telltale's might work for you.
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:10 AM   #8102
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Re: We should have a "random ****" thread in this forum imo

I totally forgot that i am playing a game now i beat three kahunas in pokemon moon. i think ill finish the game and then ill be done with video games i have an incineroar
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:33 AM   #8103
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Re: We should have a "random ****" thread in this forum imo

Can you really listen to a podcast and focus on a game at the same time? Seems like you wouldn't be getting much out of either at that point.
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Old 05-10-2017, 12:31 PM   #8104
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Can you really listen to a podcast and focus on a game at the same time? Seems like you wouldn't be getting much out of either at that point.
Talking almost exclusively about older games, especially RPGs that require grinding. Not text-heavy games or anything newer with speech etc. I wouldn't play a point-and-click adventure game with something else on.

I also do it with the old NBA Live seasons I play.

I tend to space out a bit on focusing while listening to podcasts, but that's with anything audio and it doesn't matter what I'm doing. Walking, sitting, driving, playing a game - I'm always going to lose chunks where I don't pay attention. That's why I tend to dislike audio books; with most types of podcasts it's usually fine.
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Old 05-10-2017, 02:13 PM   #8105
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makes sense
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:45 PM   #8106
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Re: We should have a "random ****" thread in this forum imo

So why the **** don't we have a Portal 3 yet? Or even an announcement of one?

I can appreciate them not cranking out mediocre Portal games and milking the franchise to death, but it's been over 6 god damn years, that's more than enough time to produce a high quality follow up.
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:55 PM   #8107
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Re: We should have a "random ****" thread in this forum imo

You're aware of Half Life, right?

Maybe Valve just has some weird aversion to making 3rd games in a series. Stopped at TF2 and Left for Dead 2 also...
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:46 PM   #8108
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Anyone else's Twitch feeds randomly not showing the chat channel count nowadays? Seems like none do anymore but it could be something with my settings idk
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Old 05-11-2017, 05:14 AM   #8109
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Re: We should have a "random ****" thread in this forum imo

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So why the **** don't we have a Portal 3 yet? Or even an announcement of one?

I can appreciate them not cranking out mediocre Portal games and milking the franchise to death, but it's been over 6 god damn years, that's more than enough time to produce a high quality follow up.
I heard they want to finish Half Life 3 first
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Old 05-11-2017, 10:26 AM   #8110
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Re: We should have a "random ****" thread in this forum imo

I'd settle for Half Life 2 Episode 3
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Old 05-11-2017, 04:12 PM   #8111
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Happy 12th anniversary of Leeroy Jenkins!
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Old 05-11-2017, 04:34 PM   #8112
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:26 PM   #8113
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I'd settle for Half Life 2 Episode 3
Alyx has Gordon's baby, and it's a vortigon version of the mystery man who's really time traveled to deliver a warning to his past self. The game ends with a bit of a thud when Gordon takes Alyx baby clothes shopping and series of troopers file in through the skylight, promptly being killed by a well-placed portal gun.

The end.
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Old 05-12-2017, 02:15 AM   #8114
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Well what happens to Dr Mossman? And why was she at some arctic station in the first place?? I need closure dammit!!
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:18 AM   #8115
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Well what happens to Dr Mossman? And why was she at some arctic station in the first place?? I need closure dammit!!
It was Col. Mustard in the Conservatory with a wrench.
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Old 05-12-2017, 10:22 AM   #8116
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Re: We should have a "random ****" thread in this forum imo

That doesn't happen until half life 3 episode clue
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Old 05-13-2017, 01:18 AM   #8117
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i actually laughed at that terrible joke.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:58 AM   #8118
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I'm enjoying This is the Police but it's too bad the game has no replay value or a sandbox mode.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:50 PM   #8119
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Can you really listen to a podcast and focus on a game at the same time? Seems like you wouldn't be getting much out of either at that point.
Were you actually digging at me here btw, since I've said similar things to people about watching movies and playing games (or w/e) at the same time?
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:03 PM   #8120
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Nope it was an honest question. I've posted in other threads before (I think the lounge book thread) about listening to a podcast or book on tape and doing some other task and then realizing that I've missed the last 20 minutes of what happened on the podcast.

Seemed like for playing a game that it would be like that constantly, but yeah if you are grinding out some menial task then that makes sense.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:12 PM   #8121
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Re: We should have a "random ****" thread in this forum imo

Some people like exactly that, they want some background noise they can tune to while something boring happens in their main activity or while they load, or they just want to hear the voice of something for a few hours.

Personally I hate missing parts of a podcast so I won't do that, but I like to space out on some ambiance music while playing or working, so I do understand the allure. Better to have a constant stream of mentally blocked out music than to fall back into reality because the ****ing seagull identifies as a rape wistle.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:24 PM   #8122
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Re: We should have a "random ****" thread in this forum imo

When I'm playing a game or watching TV I like to just focus on what I'm doing. The exceptions are when I'm subbed to WoW or grinding in a dTCG, I'll throw up South Park, Newsradio, or some other sitcom I've seen before on a second monitor. WoW is basically so mindless that I listened to the entirety of Hardcore History while playing and didn't feel I missed anything in the podcast.

Or something slow like Europa Universalis but in that case I usually just mute the sound and play music.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:53 PM   #8123
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Grunching:

Got a PS4 Pro in anticipation of Destiny 2, so moved the PS4 regular to the tv room. Played Overcooked with the girlfriend. That is such a fun game! Can play with up to 4 apparently, highly recommend it for gaming with casual gamers / the SO / etc. Really fun and funny and simple, causes hilarious comments, etc. Cannot recommend enough.
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:11 AM   #8124
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Computer games have been solved.

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Old 05-20-2017, 05:23 PM   #8125
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Got a PS4 Pro in anticipation of Destiny 2, so moved the PS4 regular to the tv room. Played Overcooked with the girlfriend. That is such a fun game! Can play with up to 4 apparently, highly recommend it for gaming with casual gamers / the SO / etc. Really fun and funny and simple, causes hilarious comments, etc. Cannot recommend enough.
Got a friend coming over today. We gonna rock some Overcooked.
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