Video Game Thread

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 199 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 3, 2021 10:28 AM

I looked in the first 3 pages and didn't see a Video Game thread.  Anything past the 3rd page has to be like 2 years old...

With the release of THPS 1+2, it was only a matter of time before I got with the current times and picked up a PS4.  So I bought a PS4 in February, and bought THPS 1+2, as well as MK11 Ultimate.  Just picked up MLB The Show 2021, and GameStop had NBA 2K17 for $.99, so I bought it too.  Those are the only games I own.  MLB The Show is fun.  MK11 is the bomb.  THPS 1+2 is awesome for college nostalgia. 


brutus161 The Navy Guy
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Mon, May 3, 2021 10:31 AM

The Show will be fantastic once they get their server issues under control. 

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Mon, May 3, 2021 10:34 AM
posted by brutus161

The Show will be fantastic once they get their server issues under control. 

I'm still a n00b, so I don't do anything online.  I won't pay for it unless I know I'll use it.  


geeblock Member
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Mon, May 3, 2021 10:54 AM

I play madden, call of duty and 2k21 PGA, and FFantasy on PS4,  On the switch I have Mario Party, Mario Olympics, Mario kart, Mario Tennis and Zelda.

brutus161 The Navy Guy
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Mon, May 3, 2021 11:13 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

I'm still a n00b, so I don't do anything online.  I won't pay for it unless I know I'll use it.  


The servers still need to be operational for Diamond Dynasty. That's without even playing online.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Mon, May 3, 2021 11:21 AM
posted by brutus161

The servers still need to be operational for Diamond Dynasty. That's without even playing online.

I've only played HR derby and exhibition so far.  Will have to check out the other modes.


justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, May 3, 2021 10:10 PM

I’m thinking of selling my Xbox One X and Switch since I haven’t played them in over 8 months. 

I have been playing the hell out of my raspberry pi with all of the NES and SNES games on it. I set it up on a small TV above our treadmill so I’ve been walking a ton while I play. 

33,369 posts 119 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 3, 2021 10:25 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass

I looked in the first 3 pages and didn't see a Video Game thread.  Anything past the 3rd page has to be like 2 years old...

Shockingly, only 5.5 weeks.

/my contribution to this thread

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, May 4, 2021 10:57 AM

I just bought NBA 2k21.


Wow, it sucks. Shoulda went with EA.

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Tue, May 4, 2021 11:21 AM

MLB the Show definitely growing on me.  Doing the march for October, or whatever it's called.  So far I'm undefeated with the Reds (beginner mode).  My gripe is that you hit WAY too many pop-ups.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Fri, May 7, 2021 11:53 PM

Just bought new Resident Evil game. Looking forward to it. 

superman Senior Member
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Sat, May 8, 2021 11:26 PM
posted by ernest_t_bass

I looked in the first 3 pages and didn't see a Video Game thread.  Anything past the 3rd page has to be like 2 years old...

With the release of THPS 1+2, it was only a matter of time before I got with the current times and picked up a PS4.  So I bought a PS4 in February, and bought THPS 1+2, as well as MK11 Ultimate.  Just picked up MLB The Show 2021, and GameStop had NBA 2K17 for $.99, so I bought it too.  Those are the only games I own.  MLB The Show is fun.  MK11 is the bomb.  THPS 1+2 is awesome for college nostalgia. 

What is THPS? 


I have been replaying through Borderlands.  

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sun, May 9, 2021 5:05 PM

Tony Hawk Pro Skater? I had wondered that also.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 201 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, May 9, 2021 5:19 PM

I started playing Double Dragon a few days ago. I don’t know that I ever played it as a kid. Fun game. 

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 190 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, May 9, 2021 7:15 PM

Playing Shadows of Mordor now. I think it's the first LotR stuff I've gotten into since I read the books a couple decades ago. Took a little while to get into it, like it does with anything where stealth is necessary, but now I just have fun running around and assassinating Orcs. Sometimes, I even advance the plot or something!

Also enduring Dragon Age II. I liked Dragon Age Origins and heard really good things about Dragon Age Inquisition, but knew this one would be a bit of a slog. Bioware dumbed down the combat system to an insane degree, so fights went from pretty strategic to "run up and whack shit with your sword".

ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
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Thu, May 13, 2021 9:44 PM
posted by Heretic

Playing Shadows of Mordor now. I think it's the first LotR stuff I've gotten into since I read the books a couple decades ago. Took a little while to get into it, like it does with anything where stealth is necessary, but now I just have fun running around and assassinating Orcs. Sometimes, I even advance the plot or something!


This is on sale on Wal-Mart website for $9.99.  Is it worth it?
Heretic Son of the Sun
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Fri, May 14, 2021 10:16 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass
This is on sale on Wal-Mart website for $9.99.  Is it worth it?

For that price? Easily. I got mine at Meijer around Thanksgiving as part of some Black Friday "buy 1 for $19, get one free" deal, so I paid the same. Took a little while to get into it, but that happens to me with about any game where stealth is a mechanic. Takes a while to build up my character a bit and get comfortable with any mechanic that doesn't revolve around running up to stuff and stabbing/shooting it. But now, it's just addicting to utterly terrorize Orcs and stuff. The Nemesis/Captains deal is awesome. Some Orcs are Captains and can get more powerful throughout the game, so you can wind up having a rivalry with them. There was one I tried to kill about 5 times before he went down. And even then, you don't know if you've truly won because Sauron can bring them back to life unless (I think) you trigger a decapitation kill.

Don't know that I was overly into it for the first couple hours, but after I learned its system, it's become low-key addictive. Wouldn't say I like it as much as I did the vaguely similar Horizon Zero Dawn, but it's still really fun.

kizer permanente Senior Member
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Fri, May 14, 2021 3:50 PM

Anyone play madden online on Xbox series x?

Rotinaj Senior Member
7,878 posts 49 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, May 14, 2021 4:21 PM

Have a PS5. Been playing Returnal lately. Very fun even though I’m pretty bad at it so far. 

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