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#321 jos

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 10:31 AM

View Postjeannot, on 21 March 2019 - 01:58 PM, said:

I generally play on high settings.  :drunk:

Amazing. :thumbsup:

On-topic: This one is just too difficult. So many settings and so many I enjoy, so it's just too difficult to choose just one.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:43 AM

The highest my computer can handle!

I can say that I generally tend to turn off AA/FSAA first. It never seems to give me much of a difference on my 27" iMac.
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 11:45 AM

View Postspeedcat_feral, on 21 March 2019 - 09:53 AM, said:

Something a little more abstract this month:

What is your favourite video game setting to play in, and why?

Sci-fi? High fantasy? Sci-high fantasy?! What are the settings that really draw you in?
(Hard) Sci-Fi. No matter if futuristic dystopian extrapolations of the current world as in Deus Ex or glittering spaceships orbiting spectacular alien worlds as in Elite Dangerous, that's my thing.

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 04:18 PM

View Postspeedcat_feral, on 21 March 2019 - 09:53 AM, said:

Something a little more abstract this month:

What is your favourite video game setting to play in, and why?

Sci-fi? High fantasy? Sci-high fantasy?! What are the settings that really draw you in?

Almost doesn't matter, as long as it's an interesting, elaborate and consistent world I can roam around in with lots of details to discover.
Love the Borderlands universe, especially in 2 and Pre-Sequel. Love the setting of BioShock Infinite.
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Posted 22 March 2019 - 07:00 PM

World War II So that I can conquer the other countries and see how some things could have gone.

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 08:40 AM

Nowadays, it’s anything that *isn’t sci-fi or fantasy, since that makes up 95% of all games. And I say those as someone who spent their 20s studying SF academically and still reads it constantly. Sci-fi/fantasy games are just too common and I want variety. I’m playing AC odyssey right now and can’t help but think how much better the story would be if it ditched the bullpopsnizzle fantasy elements and drew more from actual Greek history.

I’ll still play them, though. I’m excited for Vampire the Masquerade 2 and Cyberpunk.

I recently heard about this historical action adventure game and it’s quickly becoming my most anticipated game of 2019: A Plague Tale. https://store.steamp...Tale_Innocence/

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:03 AM

View PostCougar, on 23 March 2019 - 08:40 AM, said:

I’m excited for Vampire the Masquerade 2 and Cyberpunk.

Vampire: The Masquerade 2 has been announced? I didn't know about that.
[EDIT]Ah, I just Googled it and I see it was announced only two days ago, so that's why I didn't know about it yet.[/EDIT]

Anyway, why are apostrophes in your posts always replaced by ’? People above you are using apostrophes in their posts and they just show as apostrophes. Are you maybe a Windows user in disguise using Microsoft Edge and this Mac-forum is unable to decipher your posts? What key are you using to write an apostrophe and after posting do you actually see apostrophes in your posts or do you see ’ as well? Maybe an administrator has an idea what's going on.

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Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:45 AM

View Postjos, on 24 March 2019 - 05:03 AM, said:


Anyway, why are apostrophes in your posts always replaced by ’? People above you are using apostrophes in their posts and they just show as apostrophes. Are you maybe a Windows user in disguise using Microsoft Edge and this Mac-forum is unable to decipher your posts? What key are you using to write an apostrophe and after posting do you actually see apostrophes in your posts or do you see ’ as well? Maybe an administrator has an idea what's going on.

Edit: I did some investigating and think I solved the problem. It was something on my end, and it wasn’t the forum.

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 11:30 AM

View PostCougar, on 24 March 2019 - 08:45 AM, said:

Edit: I did some investigating and think I solved the problem. It was something on my end, and it wasn't the forum.

Yes, the problem seems to be solved. At least, your most recent post looks allright.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:07 AM

This month, we want to know:

What’s the most immersive game you've ever played, and why?

Let us know why you love to lose yourself in certain games. As always, our favourite answers will spring up in the newsletter.
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:24 AM

I'd say half life 2, because you actually care about characters in this game, which was a first (?) in first-person shooters.
Also, the game doesn't have cutscenes. I have yet to see an fps that delivers the story in such a "natural" manner as HL2.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:48 AM

Riven. It was the first photorealistic game I had ever played (thanks to the prerendered images), featured real actors seamlessly integrated into the environments, and a real fake language and number system, and the environmental storytelling was pitch-perfect. Every detail of the world gave you story.

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:58 AM

For personal reasons, Dear Esther. The landscape of deserted beaches and windswept cliffs are intensely reminiscent of my childhood.
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:29 AM

View Postspeedcat_feral, on 23 April 2019 - 08:07 AM, said:

This month, we want to know:

What’s the most immersive game you've ever played, and why?
GTA V. There's still no other game in which the setting feels so much like an actually existing place. I can wander around for hours in San Andreas and still find new things. It's like a city trip without leaving my chair.

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Posted 01 May 2019 - 02:55 PM

The entire Myst series. And books.

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:18 AM

New question for you!

What was the first game you ever played on Mac, and what do you remember enjoying most about it?
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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:50 AM

Man, that is a hard one since I wasn't very old (I was born in November 1982), but it was on a Mac SE, that I know. I *think* it was the 1987 game StuntCopter by HomeTown Software, but it might also have been the 1990 game ParArena by Casady & Greene. Or the 1988 game Shufflepuck Cafe by Broderbund.

What I remember about them was all the quick action and much better graphics, which was completely different from playing on my Magnavox Odyssey 2 (At least I think that was what it was).
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Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:28 AM

Oh man - that's a good question. Our first Mac was an LC II at the end of 1992, and I believe the first game we had on that was Price of Persia. That was a ton of fun - quite hard to get it done properly within the time window and figure out all the puzzles. Good memories :)

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 08:08 AM

It would have been the Puzzle desk accessory that was included with the original 128K Mac. I liked the crisp B/W graphics and the feeling of using the mouse, which was still brand new at the time.

The earliest third party games that I remember playing on the 128k/512k Macs are: These were all unique to the Mac, with much better graphics and sound than the garish DOS and Apple ][ games I was used to.

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  • Stuntcopter and Cairo Shootout. (Can be played in browser)
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  • Mindscape's point-and-click adventures Shadowgate and Uninvited

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:56 AM

View Postspeedcat_feral, on 17 July 2019 - 05:18 AM, said:

New question for you!

What was the first game you ever played on Mac, and what do you remember enjoying most about it?

As I've only just started playing games on a Mac that's an easy question for me. It all started with Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. Even though I played it on a second-hand MacBook that was almost ten years old and had integrated graphics I was surprised this brand-new game was able to run at all. However, even after cranking up all of the settings from lowest to highest it still ran without any framedrops. It was just a perfect gaming experience without any stutter, crashes or bugs. Everything just worked and it was a fantastic game with great gameplay and even Japanese dubbing.