Videogame Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Geek Cave: Computers, Tablets, HT, Phones, Games' started by sphinxvc, Oct 9, 2015.

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    In that case you should try The Talos Principle, it's seriously good. One of my all time favorites.

    There is also Portal Stories Mel, a community mod game. It's harder than the original games and some of the puzzles are going to give you a real head scratcher, but it's good. https://store.steampowered.com/app/317400/Portal_Stories_Mel/
     
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    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    If you like adventure games then there's huge backlog of titles from the 80s/90s that are cheap now on Steam and GOG. Mostly associated with Lucasarts and Sierra. I highly recommend Grim Fandango. Maniac Mansion 2: Day of The Tentacle is another favorite
     
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    LetMeBeFrank Won't tell anyone my name is actually Francis

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    I love the Monkey Island games, some of the greatest adventure gaming I've done.
     
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    Skyline Double-blindly done with this hobby

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    My gaming time is pretty limited these days, which is why I've been console only for several years now. I can really only sneak in 30-60 minute stints a few times a week.

    Talos Principle being on PS4 is a huge perk.
     
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    LetMeBeFrank Won't tell anyone my name is actually Francis

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    This is why I love my Nvidia Shield TV so much. Stream right from my PC to the livingroom, although I still can't get surround sound to work.
     
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    On adventure games: Beneath A Steel Sky

    A 90s cyberpunk adventure game set in a future Australia where the capital cities have essentially become corporate city states. I can't say much more without spoiling it. Gameplay is pretty standard for the genre. Story and writing are brilliant. Possible to finish in a day if you forget to human for long enough.
     
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    fraggler The Cable Guy - Friend

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    I've been toying with getting a Shield instead of building a full HTPC. How's the interface for games and entertainment? Do you have to go to the main PC desktop at all? Does it have an internet browser? Replaying the original Mass Effect series on a big screen would be fun.
     
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    LetMeBeFrank Won't tell anyone my name is actually Francis

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    The interface is fine. You can launch games either through Steam in-home streaming (and you can launch custom apps as long as they are added to steam, like SKSE for Skyrim) or through the GameStream service that's built into Geforce Experience. Either way it works just fine. With Steam in-home streaming its just Steam Big Picture mode, and with GameStream its a tiled interface. I prefer to use Steam.

    I recommend getting the one that includes the new controller, its actually pretty great, although it doesn't have the most amazing standby battery life. I keep a dual USB charger near my recliner anyway so I just leave it plugged in when I'm not playing (its a smart charger so it doesn't kill the battery)

    We also use the shield as our main entertainment device, i.e. Netflix, Youtube, chromecast, etc. Its insanely fast and never lags or hangs up, which is good because I have little patience for that, and it can play 4K HDR Netflix, 4K Amazon Prime, etc.

    Edit: It also works with Logitech Harmony hub.
    Edit2: You can download an app that lets you launch Chrome, and if you have a keyboard/mouse plugged in it works perfectly fine. I use a logitech keyboard with a touchpad off to one side so I don't have to mess with a mouse.
     
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