What are you playing during Coronapocalypse?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Indy, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    The power thing was disheartening, but we figured it out relatively quickly. The WiFi thing was significantly more annoying, just because of all the cords and what not. I’ve got my work laptop docked and plugged into the KVM as well, so it was just a pain.

    I also ran a speed test and was only getting like 35 down through the WiFi antenna that came with either the box or the motherboard. Need to follow up on that and see if it gets better. 35 down is not enough lol
  2. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    Honestly not super worried about budget. Just need a solid pair that will get the job done and last a while. The PC games I’ve been playing so far have been Minecraft, Rocket League, and Age of Empires (I’m still playing other stuff on the Series X), so it’s not like I need the best sound in the world.

    I have hyperx for my series X, so I don’t mind getting another pair from them. I’ll give them a look. Thanks.
  3. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    I also now feel like I don’t really need a PS5. Are there PS5 exclusives that don’t come out on PC?
  4. lumberjack4

    lumberjack4 Chieftain

    At this point almost all ps5 and Xbox exclusives are only exclusive on the console. Most every game also releases on pc, which is why I can't figure out why anyone is buying consoles any more.
  5. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    Less expensive. Much more convenient.

    Can’t tell you how many times during my Lenovo laptop experience and even during the build yesterday that I thought to myself about how simpler it is to play games on my xbox series x
  6. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    Went with the Cloud Core. Was able to get the Alpha’s for close to $160 with a coupon for their website, but just didn’t seem worth it when the ones I got are only $70. I’ll also get them sooner.
  7. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

  8. InVolNerable

    InVolNerable Fark Master Flex

    You can make a comparable PC for the price of a Series X, and you can upgrade it piecemeal as years go on instead of having to buy an entirely new system.

    But if playing games on a console is legitimately considered a 'simpler' experience, then yeah, maybe computers aren't for you past the standard word document and Pornhub visits.
  9. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Founder of the Mike Honcho Fan Club

    That is what phones are for.
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  10. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Never played it before and never really even looked into it, but downloaded it on my PS5 last night. I'm starting to get burnt out on The Show, so I'll need something else to play and I'm gonna give this a shot.
  11. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    Let me know if you ever want to run some games. I highly recommend learning how to run Wraith, Bloodhound, and Gibraltar. They’re all top tier and freely available from the beginning. Wraith is my second choice after Valkyrie.
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  12. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    The Series X was the definition of plug and play.

    The laptop set up came with numerous problems and many hours of trouble shooting.

    The PC has been more straight forward, but it wasn’t without its own issues. I can definitely see how someone who isn’t familiar with computers wouldn’t want to deal with it.
  13. Joseph Brant

    Joseph Brant Airbrush Aficionado

    This hit too close to home.
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  14. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    There's a PS5 bundle (new Horizon game) available on playstation's website (at least it was this morning and has been for a few days). You have to sign in with your account to be able to purchase it, but they seem to be in stock. I ordered mine a couple days ago, and it just arrived today.
  15. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Went to the White House...Again

    New Madden on sons new xbox. Don’t think any of them will ever beat me. Hurry up and hot routes can’t be stopped
  16. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    If you haven’t played God of War (2018) yet, you still have time to get it done before God of War Ragnarok comes out in a week or so.

    It’s top 3 all time for me. The story is phenomenal in so many ways, from the narrative of the strained father/son relationship, to the intricate weaving of Norse mythology, to the battles and the aftermath of all the fighting and death. Just a wonderful game all around.
  17. PilotFlyingJ

    PilotFlyingJ Chieftain

    Secret of Mana
  18. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    Reviews are coming out, and they suggest Ragnarok is as good as its predecessor. My anticipation for this game is rivaling how I felt before Cyberpunk 2077.
  19. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    As I approach the end of my 2nd playthrough of God of War 2018 for a story refresher before beginning God of War Ragnarok, which is already loaded up and ready to play, I'm reminded of why it's in my top 3. Here's a great example from the narrative piece (spoiler alert):

    After holding off for a long time, Kratos has finally informed Atreus, his son, that they are gods. Atreus responds as any 8 or 9 year old might - he becomes arrogant, less caring, and SUPER annoying. He's mean to his dwarf friends, runs ahead of you on the trail, fights enemies on his own, says "whatever" almost any time you tell him to do something, and starts saying things like "We are gods - we can't be bothered by the small problems of mortals." It's to the point where you literally want to hit him with your axe or throw the axe at him (which the game will not allow). You just want to smack him over the head and tell him that he shouldn't let this new knowledge change who he is or how he treats others.

    But Kratos, almost annoyingly at times, stays silent. He let's it happen. Doesn't direct the boy. Doesn't correct him. Maybe Kratos likes that Atreus is acting this way? In some ways, Atreus is acting similar to how Kratos has acted throughout the game (such as telling the Dwarves that he doesn't care about their problems). Or maybe this is just another way for the game to show you that Kratos is a shitty father.

    Either way, it all comes to a head when Baldur attacks the duo. Kratos slams him into the gate, breaking their only path to Jotunheim, which sends Atreus into a fit of rage. He pierces his father with an arrow (HOLY SHIT) and then attacks Baldur (who easily subdues him). Fast forward through a kidnapping and a fight scene, and Kratos and Atreus land in Hellheim, of all places. And this is their interaction:

    The beauty of this scene is that its all about Atreus and the terrible ways in which he has changed since learning he's a god, but it's also not about Atreus at all. It is 100% about Kratos - his growth as a father despite his deep-seated insecurities about himself. He's a monster and a killer. How can a monster and a killer be a good husband? A good father? A good man in general? A good influence to his own son?

    This scene serves as a subtle breakthrough. That whole time that I was annoyed as [uck fay] with Atreus, literally wanting to hit him with my (Kratos's) axe, Kratos remained silent. He allowed the boy to take his own path and to ultimately fail (causing them to land in Hell) before trying to correct him. This is Kratos showing he can be a good father - a better father than I, the player, would have been, in this situation. Had he tried to correct Atreus prior to this moment (like I wanted to), the feedback would have fallen on deaf ears. While I was quick to anger and annoyance, Kratos was patient and waited for Atreus to fail and hit rock bottom before stepping in to correct him.

    The scene also shows the difference between Kratos and his own father, Zeus. Patricide/filicide is the theme of Kratos's lineage. Zeus killed Cronus, then attempted to kill Kratos before Kratos ultimately killed him. The cycle suggests that at some point, Kratos will try to kill Atreus, or vice versa. But instead of giving into that cycle, as his father did before him, Kratos never resorts to violence against his out of control son. Instead, he allows him to follow his own path, fail, and then coaches him up on how to be better.

    It's just an absolutely beautiful, impactful, and yet subtle sequence. The game is a masterpiece.
  20. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    I actually just started playing through this for the first time.

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