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Author Topic: Stupid videogame playing stories.  (Read 13159 times)

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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2011, 11:37:11 AM »

I found out the other day that Niku doesn't even frigging OWN Gears of War 2.
Speaking of Nikus and Gearses of Warses, to date the greatest moment in multiplayer history was a pyoko Gears match that started with Niku immediately blowing his teammate Saturns' head off, followed by a lobby drowned in laughter.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2011, 06:30:56 PM »

oh man

Have I ever told you guys about the Halo 2 tournament at my high school?

Apart from what a bewildering idea it was that they held a high school tournament for a 17+ game, it was actually incredibly awesome. Basically it went by elimination. There were only two people who were actually good, and everyone knew that they would eventually face off against one another. The finale where they finally did was (and I speak as somebody who neither plays nor cares about Halo) beautiful.

Whoever got to ten kills first was the winner. It went back and forth, perfectly even, perfectly matched, whittling down to nine kills apiece over the course of about ten minutes. That on its own was filled with "holy shit" moments, but then came the most drawn-out, tense, ten-minute long showdown in FPS history. I don't remember the conditions of most of it, but I do remember this.

One dude has a rocket launcher of some kind, and the other guy can't find him. Guy 1 clearly has a massive tactical advantage, but knowing that it's better to be safe than sorry he decides to move in for a close kill.
He gets above Guy 2 and jumps down onto him, firing at point-blank range. Guy 1 whips around, throws down a shield, and contains the blast. Both are instantly killed, resetting each to nine kills apiece. The entire crowd of people colelctively loses their shit, teachers included.

It was the most incredible thing I've ever seen.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2011, 02:28:11 AM »

That'd have to have been Halo 3. There was no equipment, specifically the bubble shield, in Halo 2. You make me feel old damn near every time you post, teg
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2011, 04:32:36 AM »

Halo 3 came out near the very end of my time in high school, so I wasn't sure. Thanks.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2011, 04:48:56 AM »

Also, the whole "containing the blast thing" isn't how the rocket launcher works. With or without the bubble shield both guys would have died, because the only way to kill yourself with the rocket launcher is to be in it's blast radius, which is not amplified in any way by the bubble shield. I'm sure it looked cool though. I'm sure what Guy 2 was trying to do was to get Guy 1 to shoot as the bubble shield deployed so it would block the rocket, protecting Guy 2, and causing Guy 1 to have a suicide, putting Guy 2 at a much more comfortable 9 - 8.

In any case he should have just shot the rocket down at Guy 2 from his vantage point, either killing him or forcing him to deploy the bubble shield. Then just wait for the bubble shield to wear off and shoot at him again. There's no way for him to get out of that situation unless he had a one hit kill weapon of his own, and was ballsy as fuck. 
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2011, 05:33:12 AM »

aw nuts

it was still cool
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2011, 06:01:12 AM »

God dammit, Bal. Quit ruining a story. Are you really so old you hate fun?
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2011, 07:18:15 AM »

I have been a curmudgeon since I was 16
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2011, 12:35:10 PM »

That old eh? I was cantankerous before you were out of Depends.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2011, 07:20:12 PM »

I am playing Yakuza 4 and I am on a sub-quest to help this dorky guy get this hostess to like him.

"I thought she'd understand me more if I told her about my favorite anime and action figure collection, but she said I creeped her out!"

This was after I told him that he has to sell himself. I also told him that the ladies dig men who wear giant afro wigs. I love this series.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2011, 02:48:23 PM »

Red Orchestra 2: "I hope I am the first to have accidentally killed a teammate at spawn by shooting a picture of Stalin and having it fall over and kill my fellow comrade."
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2011, 12:42:25 AM »

When i'm playing a game, if i'm not totally absorbed in the story:

that moment arrives where you find yourself grinding for money for 1 hour, to buy that sword that will be good for 30 minutes.

So,

I say to myself...

"now, my character uses all this money for lottery tickets, and since i have quicksave, there is now way i would lose, right?"

Roleplaying at its best!  :whoops:

If the game is really bad, to match, my character will start right off  as Generic Bored Rich Billionaire.

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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2011, 11:47:50 AM »

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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2011, 11:34:27 PM »

no, no, no, no...

im inopinated on in-game lotteries. What i meant is i *pretend* to win at one. ;)


edit: nice article, btw. Could use screenshots; i wanted to see the casino.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #34 on: September 30, 2011, 01:21:09 PM »

This game of Nethack is turning out to be quite interesting.

Rings of Increase Damage are copper. Rings of Protection are steel. So both are edible, giving me a permanent boost anytime I can burn a controlled polymorph. My AC is -60 atm.

I don't remember the last time I played Priest, but goddamn those are a lot of wraiths in the Quest levels. I lured them out and ate as many as I could. You still get HP/Pw upgrades if you level up after 30. Current HP 556, current power 1140.

So while I was polypiling for edible rings I polyed a bunch of food items too. I ended up with 15 red dragon eggs, 13 gray dragon eggs, and 2 black dragon eggs. I zapped the eggs with a wand of undead turning to make sure they were viable to hatch, hoping I'd get a pet or two. I don't remember exactly what the mechanics for eggs hatching into tame monsters are, but I have at least a dozen adoring and adorable baby dragons swarming around me.

If only I had a ring of conflict, or perhaps a Thunderdome.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2011, 06:04:19 PM »

Okay so I like scary stuff a lot, but Amnesia keeps making me scream like a girl. It's absurd.
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2011, 06:25:09 PM »

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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2011, 07:46:57 PM »

I keep thinking I'm desensitized to it now but then it happens again and I'm all
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2011, 11:39:35 PM »

Engineer plays Amnesia

Improved with audio
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Re: Stupid videogame playing stories.
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2011, 11:26:29 AM »

I HATE gaming RPG lotteries.

Whatever, dude.  If real life had a save/reload feature, I would NEVER NOT be in Vegas.

But to answer the question of your blog (inasmuch as it was about gambling in general and not gambling as a minigame in RPGs, where I agree with you), it's about the thrill of victory and beating the odds; the gamblers you're nonplussed with* understand the math behind gambling perfectly.  It's the fact that a huge payout is such a dramatically unlikely occurence that makes it so thrilling.  I'm not defending it as rational, but I got to say I like me some video slots; I'm willing to invest $20-30 on 1-2-cent-a-line video slots in a night out on the town (Detroit has big casinos) in the not-totally-remote chance that I'll win a $50-60 payout, which will make my night.  If I lose all my money, hey, it's only $30.

This is not to say that there aren't an awful lot of people who take it too far, but that's exactly what they're doing: taking it too far.  The act of dumping pennies in a slot machine in the hope of beating the odds in some small way (and considering most of the tiny payouts you get along the way free plays) is not in itself self-destructive.  Vegas makes most of its money on people like me, who plan a week-long vacation and maybe only lose $200 on low-stakes gambling for fun the whole time they're there.



*this excludes poker, which is an actual game of skill and cost/benefit analysis and not simply chance
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