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Postby mystmoon » Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:58 pm

I played on Runescape until various factors meant I couldn't afford membership and books, I remember that as being very good.
I've also been getting into Zelda on my DS but I'm struggling to finish this new one (damn purple hands)
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Postby Quark » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:32 am

Penfold.
Perhaps sir would like to try Counter-Strike Source? Or maybe, as a strategy fan, you would prefer one of the Warcraft series? (Before WofW it was a successful RTS series, I gather)
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Postby Danny B » Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:45 am

I've been playing Fallout 3 recently. There are few feelings in life as satisfying as igniting Super Mutants with the Firelance. Enticing a Deathclaw onto a Bottlecap Mine is close, though. :D (Provided you've backed up a reasonable distance before it 'asplodes. Ouchy!)
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Postby Quark » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:32 am

Ah, I've heard good things about Fallout 3. My PC isn't good enough to run it, though, so for single-player FPSs you can't beat Half Life 2. The most convincing alien invasion ever devised by a games company... with the possible exception of the prequel.
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Postby Danny B » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:53 am

As much as I love Freeman and blowing up those aliens, the best thing about the Orange Box, for me at least, was Portal. I actually choked up a little when GLaDOS sings at the end. Mind you, I was still emotional from having to "euthanise" the Weighted Companion Cube so the lump in my throat had justification. You've got to love a game that manages to provoke Stockholm Syndrome in the people who play it. :wink:

My PC is pretty darned rubbish as well. I'm playing Fallout 3 on my PS3, but I know playing FPS's with a joypad isn't to everyone's taste. If you have a PS3 or 360 it's worthwhile, though. It's more of a first person RPG than a true blue shooter anyhow. (Having said that, the DLC is very action oriented. Buy the Game of the Year edition to get the DLC on the disc for free.)

EDIT:- Ha-ha! Just spotted your Song of the Month post here. I'm not the only person who thinks that song is awesome, then? :D
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:34 am

Danny B wrote:There are few feelings in life as satisfying as igniting Super Mutants with the Firelance.


Sex? :lol:
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Postby Quark » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:21 pm

One, two, three...
SKULL RING, REMEMBER?!

Anyway, yea. I spent ages trying to get a music video for the song that would be a bit explanatory to what it all means and why it's all special... but I settled for writing a description :|
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Postby Penfold » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:39 pm

poohcarrot wrote:
Danny B wrote:There are few feelings in life as satisfying as igniting Super Mutants with the Firelance.


Sex? :lol:

You may be right Pooh but, for our younger members, your mum walking in on you when you're playing a computer game is not so embarrassing. :wink: :oops: :lol:
PS. I am not speaking with the voice of experience here......honest :oops: :oops: :oops: (can I borrow your skull ring please)
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Postby Quark » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:42 pm

*Pretending not to understand* :oops:
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Postby Danny B » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:02 pm

poohcarrot wrote:
Danny B wrote:There are few feelings in life as satisfying as igniting Super Mutants with the Firelance.


Sex? :lol:


Fallout 3 doesn't ask me to cuddle it or make cups of tea when I'm finished playing with it. I can simply finish playing when it's convenient for me, then go straight to sleep. After ten years of marriage, it's good to finish in my own time for once. :wink:

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Postby Penfold » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:41 am

Quark wrote:Penfold.
Perhaps sir would like to try Counter-Strike Source? Or maybe, as a strategy fan, you would prefer one of the Warcraft series? (Before WofW it was a successful RTS series, I gather)

Sorry I didn't thank you before for your suggestion Quark, I seem to have missed your post. :oops: I googled Counter-Strike Source and will certainly give it some consideration after I finish Fallout 3, although I am pretty useless at first person shooters. Thanks for the recommendation. :D

PS. By the way, where the heck did the "sir" come from? :lol:
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Postby Quark » Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:02 am

I respect my elders :P . Plus I just thought it would sound better.
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:39 am

Quark wrote:I respect my elders


Since when? :lol:

Can you call me Lord Carrot of Pooh? :D
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Postby Penfold » Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:35 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Surely that should read Shogun, Pooh :wink:
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Postby Quark » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:43 am

I'll certainly try, milord Lord Carrot of Pooh. :lol:

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