General Gaming Megathread: What are you playing?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by The Commissar, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars.

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    Jan 23, 2022

    I wish I knew the technique you and King Arthur use to copy snippets of prior posts to reply. For now I've just pressed reply. I fully understand your logic buying your card. When I mentioned Metro Last Light that is on my ancient computer from 2010 with a Narra6 board 3 Gig of ramifications 500GB hard drive - C partition lol

    I've read 3 of Asimov Foundation but a bit out of sync. Foundation 2nd Foundation, Foundation and Empire. I am not sure which one the ' Mule ' is in but I thought it contradicted what I had read previously, as in the first 2 it was the masses. With the Mule it was more of the individual arises to great heights. Do Androids dream had a pseudo religion to control. The other choice was Buster Friendly.

    I'm not religious I'm Catholic lol Only earlier today when thinking about Mr Proletarian's questionaire I thought about the Hubologists. When first playing F2 circa 2000 I was convinced it was just a piss take on Scientology. L Ron Hubbard was supposed to have said something on the lines of " Invent a new religion/cult and you will be quids in "
    I had spotted in a Wiki , Hubology was started by a guy Hubbel but that does not convince me lol

    I know that is Scientism which you like. Dawkins is that way inclined I think. I may finish Outer Worlds, I had met Phineas and made the jump but not long later I put it on ice.
     
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  2. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I bought Dying Light. I played it before on PS4 and it actually made me a little queasy but I wager I can tweak it on pc to not do that. I recall the melee being worse than Dead Island but other stuff was better.
     
  3. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Just select the text in the post of the person you want to quote and press on the reply icon that appears. This copies and pasted the sentence to the reply box and in quotes.

    It is still neat to know that an older computer can still run Metro Exodus. But my previous one is probably prehistoric compared to it, it had for example a Geforce 760 card.
    It does have a little bit more internal storage space.

    In the second book if I recall well. The Mule is this unexpected wild card that Hari Seldon's psychohistory could not have anticipated. It did include the possibility of such individuals such as the old Empire general from the first book to appear but also that the emperor would not allow a popular general to become a threat to his own power.
    The Mule is an unexpected development as psychohistory could not have foreseen the coming of an individual with the unique abilities that the Mule possessed which allowed him to amass great power and territory, though it seems that one of the roles the Second Foundation was created for was to counter such possibilities that could threaten the Seldon plan.

    Huboglobists are indeed a mocking parody of scientology. What we have been discussing here though is how something like Huboglobism could have arisen in the Fallout wasteland, because of how the cult functions and what it offers/provides but also the resources it possesses (a base akin to a Vault and even a space shuttle that the cult was fixing up).
    Other than that it perhaps should have been scrapped or deeply revised, one suggestion of a poster here that I liked was that the Huboglobists were a pre-war faux religion which somehow managed to acquire a Vault, either through connections or maybe the scientists running the Vault Social Experiments programs thought it would make for an interesting project to see how this cult would deal with the destruction of the old world and if it would survive in the new world that followed it.

    I have reached Monarch now, but because I could not afford a special item and failed at the quest to retrieve it for free I had to land at another spaceport that is overrun by alien creatures. The next forty minutes I have been going through this stretch of mostly empty land, shooting more creatures and the occasional crazy raider which made me feel that I was more playing a Borderlands game.
    I have now reached the town where I could have started this world had I acquired that item. I can not say that Monarch is any more interesting that Terra 2 so far.
     
  4. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars.

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    Jan 23, 2022
    Thanks for getting back to me on this request. I don't know if you have browsed any other threads but by a miracle in my 3 remaining brain cells I have been using that method earlier today.

    Yeah that is what I had thought. The Mule was a variable unexpected. I know Asimov wrote science fact as well as fiction and with being Russian I thought it was on the lines of scientific ..... ism.
    I mentioned that for confirmation in a way. I saw the Hubs presence as something that was quite possible and feasible as lots of wealth must have came their way with the likes of (never look me in the eyes Tom) and Mr Disco Dancer Travolta.

    It would be quite possible Hubs were also part of the elites and would prepare their own survival. I thought with a lot of the vaults having various nefarious purposes then vaults with no bad plans would exist. In reality we see now a very high percentage of Ukrainian buildings have basement levels. No big surprise to me that to be honest.

    Again I have watched the now oldish videos on Youtube about the building of a new Denver airport. In that vicinity guess what lol. a big underground excavation took place.

    Take care, my nicotine addiction is calling so I am offski.
     
  5. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I think that would work best pre-war as post war it would be a bit weird that there are celebrities in the Fallout universe that are so well known that they have managed to amass millions in capital which they could use to sponsor the Huboglobists.

    Definitely. There were control Vaults that worked as they should but I would not rule out that Vault Tec also sold Vaults to private parties, some with experiments such as the Salt Lake City Vault (the machines that produce clothing stop working), and some without experiments.
     
  6. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars.

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    Jan 23, 2022
    As far as I know it was only till I played Nevada that it was said smaller PANIC ROOMS and vaults were built in SLC. This to me made perfect sense. With Fallout even before Bethestda the cars had the 50's look so it was intended to show America's post war boom years although it's setting was futurist . So well paid middle classes could afford a vault as a major war seemed imminent .
    In Olympus ( I know is not fallout uni ) there is an occupied vault. I would expect in the fallout universe some undiscovered vaults if functioning ok could still have people living there. Repairs may have been done the scientists in there may have modified lots of stuff. Recently dead may have been used to create butchers shops where liver, kidney, heart and brain were grown so gave the dwellers plenty of offal :) Nothing ghoulish about that it makes sense.

    I know you skipped a couple of possible topics (modern similarities to fallout, basements, Denver , etc ) no problem.
     
  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    HEY ARE YOU GUYS TALKING ABOUT FALLOUT? THAT IS THE ONLY GAME YOU CANNOT TALK ABOUT HERE.

    Dying Light is actually better than I remember but I think it is just better on PC...by a lot. I got burnout on Pathfinder: Kingmaker when I took a break. Any time I do that with a RPG that happens. Now in order to get my rhythm back I will need to just look at a walkthrough to remember what the fuck was going on and where to go and knock it out so I can start Atom.
     
  8. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars.

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    Jan 23, 2022
    Ok sorry about that I notice there is an orange text that says that. It drifted from talking about Outer Worlds really. Well that's what I will tell me brief.
    And I've shown remorse.
    I left Pathfinder as the monotony of the buff, buff, buff de buff, buff your party party buffs you then fight YAWN.
     
  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    You poor soul. I hardly even buff I just do not give a fuck. Buff or not it's all good. What bothers me is the game is long as the Devil's dick.
     
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  10. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars.

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    Jan 23, 2022
    Lol never knew d evil had MONSTER PORNO COCK. The full lot I used Iron swords to do those whatever they were called the whole shebang. I was in some dungeon , lower floors of a house with a mirror puzzle and I used lantern thing to get through magical mist then thought wtf are you doing and just left it, had enough an as you say boringly long. The cards were shit as well. then it went ultra PC and said I had to appoint a black one legged lesbian with fucking halitosis and bad dandruff as councillor.
     
  11. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    You can turn that Kingdom stuff to easy if it gets too boring. I like the game I just feel the writing is not it's strong point. I do like the combat better than Pillars and Baldur's Gate I believe.
     
  12. william dempsey

    william dempsey Veteran of the psychic wars.

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    Jan 23, 2022
    Yeah I know you can drop the level. I pride meself that it is very rare I use cheats trainer and stuff. On original Deus Ex I made a call for a rocket to take a door out. It dropped out the sky and from that point I finished. I had to drop level on Hidden and dangerous 1 cos it was way hard on 1 level so upped it. On another level I had finished the mission but a bug had one of the team just stuck in a speedboat to escape. I tried all the " Follow me " type of commands but no he sat there so in the end I drilled the fucker so lost a man but finished the mish. insubordination had to be dealt with lol. Getting me head down its 1;30 i'll have an early night see if I can catch a few zzzzzz laters
     
  13. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Not Gollum Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I could be all hardcore and shit but it has been months since I played the game and I forgot everything the characters still know like where to go, what to do, why they are doing it, what build I was doing for who, etc...so I am dropping it to beat it to play other games so I can buy the sequel so I can fuck a fox person and/or kill it.