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Old 04-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #41
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I have a 25" Dell IPS and it's pretty great. I prefer gaming on it as opposed to my 52" Panasonic plasma TV, actually.

I used to think that I preferred couch gaming, but man, there is something really intimate about being at a desk in an upright position up close to a screen. The experience can be far more immersive and intense than slouched back on a couch staring at a TV 5 or 6 feet away. Also, there are (obviously) a lot of game types that simply don't work on a couch whereas all games can be played at a desk easily.

You definitely need a controller, though. A controller + a good pair of headphones is what made me love PC gaming.
Yeah, I've heard it described as a more intimate experience, gaming on a smaller screen up close. I suppose that's the case. I don't mind it really, as the games look fantastic. I realized tonight though that I'm already getting used to the PC eye candy. I fired up Witcher, the first game I played on the rig, and I wasn't impressed like I was the first time. It's not the best looking game as it's fairly dated, but I was impressed by the framerate and smoothness more than anything. But now I'm getting jaded already!
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #42
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Let's just say I didn't lose a lot of money. Sometimes that's just as good.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:12 PM   #43
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A decent platform, you say? You won't believe what we have in store for you!
I thought someone around these parts (maybe you) was having trouble getting the Xenoblade disc to read in their PC's DVD drive. I'd actually be pretty tempted to try this if I had the energy. I feel kind of bad that my Wii has been so neglected of late, so I'm going to do my part to make it feel loved before its replacement shows up later this year
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Again, I haven't played it in a while (since at least late February or early March)... plus I haven't come close to capping out my class.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:22 PM   #44
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Lets be honest if I was in front of a judge it meant I did what I wanted to do and when asked how I plea I would say, "I don't plea you fucking monkey fool. I do. Go make me an english muffin you dress wearing fuck. I am going to take the gavel and knock some heads!" The only thing I would recite is from my book of Grudges.
The Book of Grudges. I see the potential. Games, movies, books. You could be the next multi-media star. The tabloids would love you.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:48 PM   #45
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The Book of Grudges. I see the potential. Games, movies, books. You could be the next multi-media star. The tabloids would love you.
My favorite part about the Book of Grudges is when Samuel kills all the Philistines with an ass jaw.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:06 PM   #46
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The Book of Grudges. I see the potential. Games, movies, books. You could be the next multi-media star. The tabloids would love you.
Yes they would. I am in.

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:23 PM   #47
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A decent platform, you say? You won't believe what we have in store for you!
Except for the bit where I have to hack my Wii or download a game off the web* to get images.

*Which, in fairness, is not illegal in Canada if I own a copy.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:27 PM   #48
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Yeah, I've heard it described as a more intimate experience, gaming on a smaller screen up close. I suppose that's the case. I don't mind it really, as the games look fantastic. I realized tonight though that I'm already getting used to the PC eye candy. I fired up Witcher, the first game I played on the rig, and I wasn't impressed like I was the first time. It's not the best looking game as it's fairly dated, but I was impressed by the framerate and smoothness more than anything. But now I'm getting jaded already!
That's a good thing because once you get over the eye candy or performance of a particular game, that is when the game part begins to shine. And Witcher 1 is a pretty solid example of that. Stick with it. The combat is a little weird at first (timed hits like mini-game) but once you upgrade Igni and learn a few good potions, it becomes pretty great.

Even aside from the graphics there are no console RPGs like The Witcher. It's not overly long either. Even for completionists.

Witcher 2, however, is going to blow your socks off no matter how jaded you think you are.

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:30 PM   #49
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The problem I have with the Dell monitors is it's sometimes tricky to know if a monitor is IPS or not.

You'd think all the U-series (Ultrasharp) would be, as opposed to the lower-end P- or E-series, but nope.

Mine's a G2210, one of the first LED out there, and a TN. Not bad, but I'd like to upgrade.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:36 PM   #50
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You guys need to stop talking about The Witcher. I'm feeling bad that I didn't finish that game. I'm still only on the first or second chapter.

I really wish I had more time to game. I know I say this a lot, but it's true. I guess I should just try to make more time. I want to get back to Undying soon...jpublic has finished at least 5 games since I started playing that one. That man is a machine!

I need to either play more games or stop posting on a gaming site, lest I incur more wrath from certain cranky posters.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:41 PM   #51
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You guys need to stop talking about The Witcher. I'm feeling bad that I didn't finish that game. I'm still only on the first or second chapter.

I really wish I had more time to game. I know I say this a lot, but it's true. I guess I should just try to make more time. I want to get back to Undying soon...jpublic has finished at least 5 games since I started playing that one. That man is a machine!

I need to either play more games or stop posting on a gaming site, lest I incur more wrath from certain cranky posters.
If you just played a game for 10 minutes between every post on COG you'd clear out your Steam library by the end of the month.

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:54 PM   #52
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My favorite part about the Book of Grudges is when Samuel kills all the Philistines with an ass jaw.
It really is well written in that particular scene.
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I'm playing the Clear Out The DVR game at the moment. Had a The River marathon tonight and now that show is off the drive.

I also just had the best hummus ever. Edamame hummus with a hint of cilantro & jalapeño with bagel chips to dip in it. I think that's my new favourite munchie.

And I got 20th place in the second course on Hot Shots Vita. Ug. I suck.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:52 AM   #54
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I've started playing Red Dead Redemption. Again. It's just so damn good.

Funny enough, my last saves were almost exactly a year ago.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:31 AM   #55
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:13 AM   #56
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Ugh, I meant Samson! Bible joke RUINED.

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I need to either play more games or stop posting on a gaming site, lest I incur more wrath from certain cranky posters.
I had some more bran this morning. I will be less cranky. Maybe not toward you but less cranky overall

Not that I needed actual evidence but I really do suck at sports games. I couldn't even beat the NBA 2k bot controlled player last night. At least I was making a decent run at winning until my defense fell apart.
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Most of my COG posts are made while I'm eating breakfast, eating dinner, or in between classes from my phone, but I'll keep that in mind. Perhaps I should play more Chuzzles on my phone between classes?
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Sigh. Nothing starts your day off right like getting sworn at for 10 minutes and then, as you're walking out of the room, getting a garbage can to the small of your back. Good morning to you too, sir!

Doesn't help like I feel like I have been on a 3 day bender without actually having a drop of alcohol in quite a long time. I think whatever was going around before Easter has started to take root in my gut. I'd just go home but I have to hang around here for a least a while longer to make sure some of the renovations get started.

Ug.
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