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Postby TerenureJim » November 7th, 2011, 11:59 am

Apologies if there's another thread out there but I assume there are a few posters who enjoy wasting their free time on the PS3/XBox/PC so with Christmas releases now upon us just wondering what people are thinking of getting...

I think Batman Arkham City may be one for myself and maybe Modern Warfare 3. Dead Island also looks might tempting.

Had to avoid Fallout New Vegas last year as any purchase of that would have led to rickets due to lack of sunlight & vitamin d.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby ruck » November 7th, 2011, 1:12 pm

Think there's an xbox thread, but no harm in an overall gaming thread.
I'm still working my way through Batman Arkham City. Just trying to get enough Riddler trophies to unlock the last Riddler mission and then I'm done. Great game though. One again, Mark Hamill is just brilliant as the Joker.
Fallout New Vegas wasn't half as enjoyable for me as Fallout 3 was though, good game, but not a great game.

Of the recent new releases, i've played:
Gear of War 3: A great end to a fantastic series. A proper ending too, no cliffhanger just in case.
Forza 4 : Best racing simulator out there. Great fun and stunning graphics.
Batman Arkham City: See above. Great game. Not quite as brilliant as Arkham Aslyum, but still great.

So that leaves my shopping list for the next few months as follows:
Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, Edler Scrolls: Skyrim, Assassin's Creed Revelations.

I'm hoping Skyrim will be big enough to get me through until the launch of Mass Effect 3, but I doubt it. I do clock up some serious hours in gaming.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby Logorrhea » November 7th, 2011, 2:57 pm

Currently playing Battlefield 3 (PC). Dont see the need to consider other games at this point.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby Blåränderna » November 7th, 2011, 5:33 pm

I'm a FIFA nut so FIFA 12 is taking over my gaming world. Can't wait to hit up MW3 and Battlefield 3 too though. But simply not enough hours in the day.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby Hacker G » November 7th, 2011, 5:55 pm

ruck wrote:I'm hoping Skyrim will be big enough to get me through until the launch of Mass Effect 3, but I doubt it. I do clock up some serious hours in gaming.


When is Skyrim out?
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby RavenhillRaider » November 7th, 2011, 7:04 pm

Hacker G wrote:
ruck wrote:I'm hoping Skyrim will be big enough to get me through until the launch of Mass Effect 3, but I doubt it. I do clock up some serious hours in gaming.


When is Skyrim out?
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11/11/11 Looks pretty impressive from the trailers.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby Skinfull » November 8th, 2011, 12:28 am

Skyrim is this friday. And I reckon once that is purchased I will only come out for air when Leinster is playing. Looks Amazing!!!

Almost finished InFamous 2 and its been brilliant fun. Way better development than the first game but has a steeper learning curve (not the worst complaint) and then more satisfaction. Fast Travel option came way too late in the came imo but still class fun.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby ruck » November 8th, 2011, 10:24 am

Hmmmm. Wait for Skyrim on Friday, Assassin's Creed Revelations on Tuesday or buy MW3 now?
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby TerenureJim » November 8th, 2011, 11:09 am

ruck wrote:Hmmmm. Wait for Skyrim on Friday, Assassin's Creed Revelations on Tuesday or buy MW3 now?
Decisions, decisions.


Assassin's Creed Revelations for me, such a free flowing platformer and I'm more of a fan of the 3rd person perspective as I find the 1st person viewpoint of MW, Battlefield, Resistance etc can prove headache inducing following prolonged exposure of 3 hours plus in one sitting.

That said I loved the first Resistance game and Killzone II. Anyone played Resistance 3? Any use?

Used to also be a big C&C fan back in the day, that and Age of Empires II & III were top notch. Shame they both dropped off the radar.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby ruck » November 8th, 2011, 1:13 pm

I've been sent home from work sick. I can play MW3 from my bed if I go purchase it before sleeping for a couple of hours.
Think i may have to do it.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby FLIP » November 8th, 2011, 7:08 pm

Rather surprised about the lack of.. well, anything being posted here about Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

For me, it's the only new game I'm bothering with this month. I'm going in with no spoilers before hand, so it's encouraging that it's got such high scores in the reviews so far.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby Dave Cahill » November 8th, 2011, 8:19 pm

ruck wrote:I've been sent home from work sick. I can play MW3 from my bed if I go purchase it before sleeping for a couple of hours.
Think i may have to do it.



Purchased just now. I may even open it this year.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby ruck » November 8th, 2011, 8:29 pm

5 hours and I've finished the whole game. Meh.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby Danthefan » November 9th, 2011, 12:02 am

It's feckin' insane the amount of games that have come out over the course of a month or so.

Uncharted 3
Arkham City
Dark Souls
Skyrim
Skyward Sword
MW3
Battlefield 3
AC: Revalations
Saints Row 3

Not sure if I'm missing any.
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby Bosco » November 9th, 2011, 12:08 am

I have just finished Assasins Creed(the first one) playing the new Deus Ex game now, must pick up Assasins Creed II now :D
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby Skinfull » November 9th, 2011, 9:52 am

Gawd!!1 Finsihed Infamous 2 already and Skyrim isnt out until friday!!! >_< *First World Problems!
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby RoboProp » November 10th, 2011, 10:02 am

Can't wait for Skyrim. Have today off work so playing GOW3 at moment. Would have had it finished sooner but LadyProp was too busy playing Dragon Age 2 so couldn't get near console. Drove her dolally with backseat gaming too. "Heal, fireball, what are you doing you have no rogue and no tank in your party!"

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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby TerenureJim » November 10th, 2011, 10:28 am

Skinfull wrote:Gawd!!1 Finsihed Infamous 2 already and Skyrim isnt out until friday!!! >_< *First World Problems!


Was Infamous 2 any decent, was quite tempted by Infamous and Prototype when they both first came out but never got around to a purchase. Might it be time for me to invest in a sequel?
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby RoboProp » November 10th, 2011, 10:53 am

One for the older gamers. Not dated at all! :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UvL6jXMOFA
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Re: The Gaming Thread

Postby brummie-leinster-man » November 10th, 2011, 4:12 pm

I've just finished a game called 'The Saboteur'. Its about an Irish fella who works for the French resistance during the nazi occupation of Paris in WW2. Really good game with a film noire feel. One game I got hooked on was 'Heavy Rain' - really slow to start with but a great story. Kind of like playing in a movie.
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