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#421 of 858 Radioman970

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Posted April 05 2013 - 09:05 AM

got blowed up good yesterday in Minecraft then fell hard into lava while in a cave running from a group (a pride?  a pack?) of exploding penises.  That was wild...  was burning up and just watched my health dwindle.  Eating didn't do a thing.  No water to put myself out.  I was groaning... my big beautiful home would be far away.  But not!  It wasn't!    I died but... 

 

(spoiler) if you sleep in a bed you make you'll appear there after a death. and since I'm spilling the beans... you can also make a compass and a map with things in the game.  so getting lost will soon be a thing of that past.  I have found what I needed to use but just have to go back down and get it!!  I'll be taking a BED with me. hahaha!   (/spoiler) 


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Posted April 05 2013 - 09:31 AM

What, you mean there is no Stop/Drop/Roll command in Minecraft?


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Posted April 05 2013 - 09:32 AM

Minecraft is sounding like the most stressful game on the planet!  

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Posted April 05 2013 - 11:31 AM

Ok...  I lost sleep the other day when I got killed.    ...plus, I'm thinking about what I'm going to do when I play next while I'm at work. That's powerful stuff. 

 

Now, it may not be ev'body's cup, ..  some do like Terriania better. I love Terriania... but I'm playing MC.  ;) 


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Posted April 05 2013 - 03:30 PM

 

Conan O'brian Plays Minecraft.


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Posted April 06 2013 - 06:05 AM

My kids play minecraft.   But everytime I look at it on the XBOX, I just roll my eyes because I don't get the appeal, it just seems wildly boring.  I just don't get the appeal.

 

Then again, I guess it's all a matter of perspective.   While I have enjoyed Bioshock, etc. my most played game is easily Wordament, which I get in a few hundred games a day while I work.


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Posted April 06 2013 - 07:31 AM

There is a lite version you can try for free.   (this is absolutely true) I played that lite version for a few minutes and turned it off. I began to notice how others on the net were constantly talking about it.  I gave it another try and just did a 180.  Truely, among the very top of addictive games I've played.  Waiting to get burned out on it since I have such a back log of other games, plus a bunch of new flicks on my shelf like Ten Commandments and Ben Hurr, African Queen, etc...  I'm  dying to see again.  :( 

 

It's true open ended, I believe.  Exploration, treasure hunting, building, crafting, very lite combat... 

 

I did something fun yesterday, made a loooong set of stairs from far beneath my house that lead down to an area I was exploring, that before was dangerous to get to. My stairs, which I built a stone enclosure complete with windows and a door where it comes out, is right next to my pig sty.   I built a safe home down below too, which is very cool.  I found some elements I needed, like diamond and red stone...  I'm closing in places with doors to keep the creepies out.  That's what's really fun about it.  You do whatever you want...  see what's down below a ton of dirt and rock.  Venture far away from your safe places, making sure you're well armed and plenty of food for the trip, see what you can bring back.  ...I'm thinking I need to try the multiplayer element to see what that does.  it would be very cool to play around in a world like this knowing there are others there doing the same thing. 

 

...  my jungle trees grew very tall but I don't see any cocoa fruits on them.  :(  I want chocalote chip cookies and I want them now! 


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Posted April 08 2013 - 04:44 AM

I feel like I've lived about a month in the Minecraft world over a few days.  It's trippy to overplay a game like this one.  I need to wean myself off this game with a drug that's easy to get off of.  Oxycotton?  Is that what that's stuff's called? 

 

Still..Minecraft.  Found a prebuilt mine I was very excited about. Built a great house, started down into this mine (really, a HUGE gash in the ground with visible mine cars, etc way down below) with my diamond weapons/tools in inventory and suddenly a spider...I'm falling... falling... falling...  that's all folks.  I had maps but left them in a box in the building. So my greatest loss was my enchanted diamond thingies.  :(  I'm back at my other house (which is good)  so I had to find the other place again to try and get my weapons back at least.  Set off, failed but found my way back to my other house... set off again with new maps and a dog that I forgot was following me...FOUND!  But the weapons/tools disappeared.  I'd like to see them chagne it so the weapons are there...maybe they wear down a bit as time passes and you have to repair them.  Just making them disappear after time is completely annoying. 

 

Plus, bought Dead Island for $5 from amazon.  I've played it a lot of someone elses PC...  But now my own copy, starting from the beginning. Seriouslty fun game, but for me it's more like Farcry 2 than Fallout 3.  And I like it often for reasons others list as CONS.  Limited weapons is great, mostly malee...  occasionally I'd like a pistol with limited ammo, something you'd expect to find on an island like this.  anyway, probably comes later in the game... good time ahead! 


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Posted April 18 2013 - 05:48 AM

Yeah, my kids always like to show me minecraft things, thinking it's "cool".  Most recently they built a room in their house and put lots of animals in it, then somehow put a small lava stream in it and whammo!  Cooked animals.  

 

Who knows about that game, doesn't seem like my bag, but I'm glad they like it.


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Posted April 18 2013 - 08:11 AM

I told a fella I work with, who has a young son inspiring to be a guitar player, not to let his kid go anywhere near that minecraft!  He'll get more out of his guitaring. 

 

You can pick up lava just like water, I found out.  Using a bucket. And you make the bucket with iron.  And you mine iron ore in the mines.  Then you process the ore in your furnace that you made from stone you mined using the crafting table you made from wood.  lol  My brain is begining to operate just like the game.  this gets that, then that gets the other thing, then the other thing...yada yada!  I like the Settlers games for the same reason.  They are grinding, but darn fun at the same time.  

 

Oh, I had a pet dog in my house that followed me from the other house I have.  I tried to leave him home safe, but a few days ago he followed me and fell in the lava.  I was helpless to do anything, no water.  :(   I was actually a little sad by that.  what a game!  I'll get another dog as soon as I find one and be much more careful.  Glad I didn't name that one. 

 

Gamersgate had a silent Hunter sub sale.  Made me play 5, which I'd bought from them before.  Repurchased SH4 to replace my disc copy and get the addon.  But they ran out of serial keys so I can't play it yet.  Also picked up Silent Hunter 3 and install it with the GW3.0 mod.  Not bad...  but i like 5 better despite it's problems.  I plan to add whatever mods there are to it.  It's just so better looking and creates much better atmosphere and "you are there" feel.  8 years ago SH3 would be "it".  Not now....  looking forward to finally getting SH4 back on.  I think it's a good balance of gameplay and good looks.  Eventually SH5 should be modded up and great.  Everything is there, just needs adjustment.  Maybe SH6 will do it. lol 


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Posted April 18 2013 - 02:41 PM

Civilization Revolution.
I borrowed this from a friend back in 2009. I bought it anew last week and am playing again after a four year hiatus.

Still disappointed the sequel was canceled. It's a great game, but its clearly a first gen Xbox 360 game. It needs to be tuned up, to run more smoothly and refine the control more.

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Posted April 20 2013 - 04:07 AM

Finally found my diamonds.  3 or 4 different mines/mineshafts searched, huge ones, and nothing.  Finally found it after some digging through some walls and coming out in a cave/mineshaft right near where I built an underground safety shelter in the rock.  It was near a lava flow.  About 4.  So I have 5.  Plenty for a couple of enchantment tables or maybe a table and diamond sword.  I'm definitely in the mood for some cross county exploring.  I still want to find my other houses.  So next I'll get stuff together for map making.  I have plenty of those redstones needed.  And sugarcane for the paper.  .... soon I need to force myself to give this game a break like I did before. 

 

Downloaded/installed Silent Hunter 4.  I'll be modding that and playing it a bit this weekend.  Really looking forward to that. 

 

gog.com has some of those Telltale games on extreme sale.  Tales of Monkey Island usually sells for $35.  It's $5.75.  Back to the Future is $3.75.   I probably won't be playing those this weekend. 


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Posted April 23 2013 - 03:48 AM

Minecraft.  Doing some travelling. And, yep, a little lost.  But I have maps (ended up off the map, lol) and a compass (forgot which way, but I think I have it now).  I have torches in several places and safe houses, some with everything I need to actually BE safe. lol  I did find 2 villages close together with people wandering around aimlessly.  I hope they'll give them more AI in future editions so they'll seem to be doing more than running in and out of buildings.  Still, fun to be able to trade with them.  I had one of those green things damage one of their houses because of me.  So I took the time to fix that for them.  :P

 

B17 Flying Fortress:  Mighty 8th.  Old sim I got for $1.50.  Graphically very dated. Had the even older first game in the series on my old Amiga.  I printed out the hot keys.  Will see if it's still fun to shoot down the enemies while the computer flys the plane.  Probably won't give this much time even though this was an instant classid at the time, along with the first game. 

 

FIFA 12.  Just bought FIFA 13 on sale.  But I need to put some more hours into this one to justify what I paid for it.  Not a problem, it's fantastic.  right now just learning all the moves... but I can tell this is top notch.  Been playing these since FIFA 96, one I played the hell out of.  But this one is far above it.  I understand 13 is even better. 

 

Craving Portal.  Minecraft calls the cake a "LIE".  I think that's inspired by Portal.  Anyway, will probably play both those through again.  I think it will be 3rd time for Portal.  But it may be 4th for it and 3rd for Portal 2.  Pining for Portal 3 or at least some DLC for these. 


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Posted April 23 2013 - 07:57 AM

 

Craving Portal.  Minecraft calls the cake a "LIE".  I think that's inspired by Portal.  Anyway, will probably play both those through again.  I think it will be 3rd time for Portal.  But it may be 4th for it and 3rd for Portal 2. 

This will be your 4th playthrough of Portal and you think the cake is a lie is from that game? :o


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Posted April 23 2013 - 12:34 PM

My kid has "discovered" Minecraft too. In fact, he tells me that on Mondays his gifted class plays it as a classroom project! I should probably check it out.

 

Fired up the original Assassin's Creed last night for the first time in a while. It's still too repetitive to play a lot all at once, but it's still relaxing now and then. I've gotta stop getting distracted by trying to collect flags.

 

I picked up Red Dead Redemption: Everything Edition as Best Buy's deal of the day last week ($14.99!). I might give that a shot soon.


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Posted April 23 2013 - 12:38 PM

I'm still crawling my way through Skyrim. I nerfed all my attributes to Legendary so I can continue level building and am about to start Dragonborn. I struggling in that I'm playing really slow and procrastinating lots because I don't want to finish the game on move on.

 

I need an intervention.


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Posted April 23 2013 - 03:32 PM

This will be your 4th playthrough of Portal and you think the cake is a lie is from that game? :o

I'm old!   and get off my lawn!  :angry:

 

 

I could see Minecraft being a project in a gifted class.  What that world generator does is amazing.

 

Found out that a compass does not point north.  I'm lost... so that is important.  :P    I'm on my way to somewhere special and can't wait to get there. 


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Posted April 24 2013 - 07:48 AM

Made it to a "special place" in Minecraft and couldn't be more happy.  Very neat!  There's a small pre-built settlement here but all the residents were killed.  A door on one of the buildings was made so it couldn't be used.  So my guess is they were too stupid to fix that or just go into the other, rather nice, house.  So they were all killed by the various night creatures.  A shame.  But now I can just move in there.  Put a bed and chest in.  Kind of an odd feeling being in that house because I remember when the villagers were still there.  But now they are gone.  Almost expect ghosts to appear...seriously got that feeling while making my plans. Would be kind of cool if they would add that.  Haunted villages, mines, caves, etc.  

 

So...was going to give it a rest but now I can't.  :P   


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Posted May 11 2013 - 10:37 AM

Lego Harry Potter 5-7
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Posted May 13 2013 - 05:58 AM

The Lego Pirates of the Caribbean was fun to play as well.  I got it as part of a 6 game Disney Pack from Amazon.  I played the game while my twin boys (4 years old) watched and offered "advice" on where to go/what to do.


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