Computer games and that


#101

He should have spent more and got thin frame monitors.


#102

Yep, does rather spoil the effect.


#103

Steam Sale is on. Just bought Life Is Strange for £3.99 as a stocking-filler for daughter. Will probably play this myself.


#104

Got my xbox this morning and a copy of forza 7. Looking forward to playing it once ive down loaded the entire internet! The files are massive. 67gb download just to install 1 game.
Good job i unplugged my bt home hub to reset the exchange, it’s downloading at 55mb/s which isnt too shabby.


#105

:rofl::rofl::joy::joy::rofl::rofl:


#106

In did that last week and a unicorn fell out.

Must have got trapped in the matrix.


#107

Over the break I’ve been trying another racing sim, rFactor. I kept seeing rFactor get mentions on forums so thought it must be worth a go.

Things I like: It’s £4.74 on Steam. Bloomin’ givin’ it away!

The hardware requirements to run the game are low meaning it will run nicely on most computers. With my modest graphics card and processor I can get butter-smooth frame rates (average of 75 FPS - for comparison 60 FPS is good for any racing game).

The car physics are brilliant. This is the main reason rFactor is well-regarded among sim racers and there’s no flattering of driving skills. It takes practice and learning to be good.

Apart from the cars and tracks included - I like the open wheel class - there are hundreds of ‘mods’ available. These are extra cars and tracks to add into the game. For example EnduRacers.

Not so good: The graphics are not the prettiest of pretty nor the latest. Which isn’t something I notice because the racing is so thrilling. :grinning:

Ariel Atom Mod


#108

Tonight I’m participating in what’s been dubbed the $1,000,000 battle in EVE.

The million $ refers to the amount of in-game assets that could get destroyed that were payed for with in-game currency, but you would have to spend irl cash to buy.

It’s likely that the fight will go on for many hours.


#109

This made me laugh


#110

I saw that yesterday. Good innit?


#111

I would have lost the plot playing that :joy:

Mind you came close a few times playing Limbo


#112

Looks like fun from the bit I have seen.

https://unknownworlds.com/subnautica/


#113

Looks interesting; not sure how crucial the VR is going to be to really make the game click though.

I bought Civ 6 just after Christmas and have now given up on it. There are some really very good improvements been made in it (notably you can meet specific criteria to speed up a given tech achievement). But there’s just too much that isn’t right, either being buggy, crazy AI stuff or some very poor design decisions. It’s a real shame.

I’ve gone back to XCOM: Enemy Within, which I didn’t do well with first time round, but seem to be doing a little better with this time round. I think a lot of this revolves around changing my play style to the “camping fag” approach.


#114

Kiddo loves it, I was put off by lack of multiplayer since most of my gaming is done with said kiddo.


#115

This week I’ve been driving a Brabham BT49 around Rouen-Les-Essarts, France. Which looks like this:

A great looking F1 car and fabulous sounds.

Game is rFactor, mod is Grand Prix 1979 by Grand Prix Classics and the circuit is by Virtua_LM.


#116

Another couple of splurges in Steam sales:

XCOM 2 plus all add ons

Enhanced Editions of:
Baldur’s Gate
Baldur’s Gate 2
Icewind Dale
Planescape: Torment

Will probably take me a while to plough through that lot


#117

This strikes me as very much my type of game.
However all the reviews I read of XCOM games indicate they are complete bastards on the difficulty scale.
Would be interested to hear your opinion on this score.


#118

The original XCOM from the nineties was a complete bastard I believe. I’ve played the remake of XCOM recently on the easiest difficulty and that was about right for me! Playing on harder settings is supposed to get pretty damned tricky though.


#119

Cheers Jon, appreciated.


#120

This week my drive has been a Fiat X1/9 Dallara, which looks like this:

Game is rFactor, mod is Spirit of 76 by Core@Team.