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Alcibiades

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  1. Alcibiades

    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    The mmo that I feel nostalgic for is Dark Age of Camelot. That game is still kicking around in some form. I don’t think I’ll ever replicate the feelings I had playing that game.
  2. Thanks! I might check out The Churn. I was mostly looking for something done by fans, but I'm actually reminded of the commentaries Ronald D. Moore put out in the early battlestar galactica days. Those were actually meant to be listened to while watching the show, so you had to time the podcast with the episode to make sure they were in sync. I really enjoyed listening to those, and I think they influenced how I watch TV now. Before I saw your post, I downloaded something called Beltalowda. I'll post whether I like it.
  3. Can anyone recommend a good Expanse podcast? My usual source for something like this is The Incomporable. They did a great job with a Star Trek: Discovery flash cast every week. But they appear to not be doing anything for the Expanse. I'd prefer something with charming hosts with good chemistry, and no spoilers, book or otherwise.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Been playing hearthstone again. It’s fun! I think the lower ranks are a lot harder than they used to be. Maybe the player base is less casual now.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    The only thing that sounds bad about the new god of war is the length. I’m not sure I want 30+ hours of god of war. The old ones were 10 to 12 which I think is about right for this kind of game. I’ll probably buy when it’s 30 bucks. Anyway, I just got an iPad. Playing hearthstone on the couch with it is pretty fun. I’ll probably pick up darkest dungeon too since it’s only 5 bucks and I’ve always meant to try it out. The FTL version looks great, but I’ve already sunk over 20 hours in that game. I also have that port of chrono trigger installed; a game I never got round to finishing. I think I played it like halfway through with Zsnes about 15 years ago.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    Ha, ok, not much to go on, except that it will have something to do with east Asia and not be sci fi. Anyway, Sega announced tonight that they're putting out Shenmue 1 and 2 on modern platforms. I liked Shenmue back in the day. I played some of Shenmue 2 and always sort of meant to go back and finish it. I don't know though. I just think those games would feel colossally dated now. Apparently they're going to refresh the graphics a little bit and add "modern" controls, but I think the pacing will be all off and the gameplay just not engaging enough.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    What does the tease look like? I've been thinking that some kind of Sci Fi souls game would be cool.
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    Video Games: A Far Cry From E3

    I’d love to see something on the FF7 remake. When was that announcement, two years ago? I think I heard that the project is having troubles.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    Anyone playing this? It sure sounds great. After a few years, I think I’m ready for a new god of war game. I’ll probably pick this up when it gets down to thirty bucks or so. The combat sounds much better than the old ones, which I thought could feel a little bit weightless. I haven’t played all the old god of war games, just the psp ones and 3.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    Oh definitely! I'm actually playing this game right now. Some things about the first reboot were better, but I love the environments in this one. I cringe ever time Lara has to jump in water (though I like the animation of her wringing her hair out after for some reason). I also noticed that there is a costume where she wears a henley sweater and no jacket; what kind of monster would make her wear that?! The later stages of Journey have some really effective use of snow, especially in conjunction with the multiplayer.
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    Video Games: It's On Like Donkey Kong

    So, I generally never liked open world RPGs. However, I got a massive kick out of Witcher 3, and even did a decent amount of the side content (for me anyway). Then, last year I loved Zelda BotW. That got me thinking: maybe I'm an open world RPG person now. So, I got the new version of Skyrim on Switch... and I dunno, I just think it's boring AF. Perhaps it just shows its age a bit since it's old now. It's just the one-two whammy of my lack of interest in the story and combat. It's too bad since I like the visuals and I can tell there is a ton of world building in there. Anyway... I'm mostly playing Rise of the Tomb Raider on PS4. I'm also playing GT Riptide Renegade on Switch. Riptide was on sale recently, and by golly it's the best 5 bucks I've ever spent. It's the first time I've played a game like this since Wave Race 64.
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    Sterling on my bench of course. :/
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    I just noticed that the guy winning Westeros is 53 in the world. Yikes! My season seems to be following a pattern: I make steady if unspectacular gains over the course of 5 or 6 gameweeks, then I completely throw away all my gains with a poor decision or forgetting to update my team.
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    Fantasy Football - English version 3.0

    Suarez is the new RVP. You need him just to keep pace with everyone else. I wonder if RVP himself could be an option again once he's fit. Proabaly still too expensive, especially with the Rooney option.
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