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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Wed May 16, 2012 12:59 pm

My PS2 does, in fact, still play audio CDs and PS2 games, but not DVDs or PS1 games. I guess they're all different mechanisms.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby PKMKII on Wed May 16, 2012 2:28 pm

Yeah, the DVD player in the PS2 is notoriously unreliable.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Wolfenstein on Wed May 16, 2012 3:40 pm

What? I have been using my PS2 as dvd player since I got it. I never even got a proper dvd player because I got my PS2 and it is working so great.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Wolfenstein on Sun May 20, 2012 1:57 pm

I just beat Diablo 3 and I was a little disappointed of how short is was. Diablo 1 and 2 took waaay longer to finish.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Sun May 20, 2012 2:33 pm

Almighty Doer of Stuff wrote:My PS2 does, in fact, still play audio CDs and PS2 games, but not DVDs or PS1 games. I guess they're all different mechanisms.


Actually it has to do with the distance that the laser eye is from the disc, and it tends to shift after a decade or so. You should be able to find instructions online on how to unscrew and open up the PS2, and re-adjust the laser eye/reader/whatever it is so that it reads everything it should. If you're into that kind of thing, anyway, it can be intimidating too, and i think I eventually broke mine completely the third or fourth time I opened it up. :P

Do you have Sypro 3? I think that was the first one I owned, so it's always been my favorite. Probably more like 2 than 1, but I recall the gameplay as being just generally better.

Wolfenstein, how old were you when you played the originals? I feel that as I get older, games in general don't take as long, just because I'm better at playing them, exploiting them, etc. Granted, I was like, 9 or 10 when I played Diablo II, maybe it wasn't so bad for one even just a few years older.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Wolfenstein on Sun May 20, 2012 2:45 pm

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:Wolfenstein, how old were you when you played the originals? I feel that as I get older, games in general don't take as long, just because I'm better at playing them, exploiting them, etc. Granted, I was like, 9 or 10 when I played Diablo II, maybe it wasn't so bad for one even just a few years older.


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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Almighty Doer of Stuff on Sun May 20, 2012 5:24 pm

I have Spyro 1, 2, and 3, as well as post-series-sale Season of Ice for the GBA (awful), and post-series-sale Enter The Dragonfly for the PS2 (also awful). I've completed the first two entirely in the past (the first one in the recent past, of course) but I'm not sure if I even beat the 3rd one. General trend of opinions seems to be that the second was the worst of the first three, but still good.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart on Mon May 21, 2012 8:09 am

I am still playing Skyrim. A messenger has just handed me a note with a picture of a black hand on it and the words "We know"!!! :paranoid:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby gronank on Mon May 21, 2012 9:05 am

black bart wrote:I am still playing Skyrim. A messenger has just handed me a note with a picture of a black hand on it and the words "We know"!!! :paranoid:

Have you been naughty with a knife in the dark?
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Roland Deschain on Mon May 21, 2012 11:09 am

black bart wrote:I am still playing Skyrim. A messenger has just handed me a note with a picture of a black hand on it and the words "We know"!!! :paranoid:

It wasn't from...Sir Rodney Ffing?

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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Mon May 21, 2012 5:57 pm

black bart wrote:I am still playing Skyrim. A messenger has just handed me a note with a picture of a black hand on it and the words "We know"!!! :paranoid:


All that adventuring... you might want to take a nap at some point... just find a nice bedroll out in the wilderness, or cough up a few septims at an inn... just a quick snooze to get you back on your feet. :guilty:
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart on Thu May 24, 2012 8:38 am

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black bart wrote:I am still playing Skyrim. A messenger has just handed me a note with a picture of a black hand on it and the words "We know"!!! :paranoid:

Have you been naughty with a knife in the dark?


No...but now I come to think of it I did shoot a school mistress in the head using the Ebony Bow of Chills...didn't do her much good.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Roy Hunter on Thu May 24, 2012 8:54 am

Ebony would make a rubbish bow. It doesn't bend, it breaks. Very hard, though: it would make good arrows.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby black bart on Thu May 24, 2012 9:31 am

Ebony and Ivory are together in perfect harmony...

Now there's a game idea...you play as either Stevie Wonder or Paul McCartney and you have to write a hit song that will unite the World's different races...and you get to blow stuff up if it belongs to Right Wing Extremists.
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Re: The Video Games Thread

Postby Roland Deschain on Fri May 25, 2012 2:21 am

black bart wrote:Ebony and Ivory are together in perfect harmony...

Now there's a game idea...you play as either Stevie Wonder or Paul McCartney and you have to write a hit song that will unite the World's different races...and you get to blow stuff up if it belongs to Right Wing Extremists.

:haha: I'd like that. The only issue I can see when playing as Stevie Wonder, if you'll excuse the pun, is the not being able to see at all.

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