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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:05 
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True enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 19:45 
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Mr Dave wrote:
I'd concur. I generally don't like being rushed in games anything.

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Play different games that don't have time limits :shrug:

Indeed.

Look at how much I've played XCOM 2.

Wait. Weren't you spunking all over Dead Rising back in the day?


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 20:19 
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Which only rushes you if you let it.


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 20:23 
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It's the definitive example of a videogame with a timer. It's literally all timers all the way down.


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 21:15 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It's the definitive example of a videogame with a timer. It's literally all timers all the way down.

But what's under the timers?

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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 21:19 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It's the definitive example of a videogame with a timer. It's literally all timers all the way down.

But the penalty for missing them was slight.

Can the same be said for this?


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 23:20 
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Mr Dave wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It's the definitive example of a videogame with a timer. It's literally all timers all the way down.

But the penalty for missing them was slight.

Can the same be said for this?

Umm, it meant you couldn't actually get the proper endings.


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:29 
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Lonewolves wrote:
Mr Dave wrote:
Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
It's the definitive example of a videogame with a timer. It's literally all timers all the way down.

But the penalty for missing them was slight.

Can the same be said for this?

Umm, it meant you couldn't actually get the proper endings.

The timings to get that were more than generous. No rushing required. Generally you were having to occupy time.


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 14:39 
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Escapist review not exactly in full-bummage mode.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... M-2-Review

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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 15:07 
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Escapist review not exactly in full-bummage mode.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... M-2-Review

Go on, buy it. The whole forum is getting hot and sweaty in anticipation of you not really liking it but playing it obsessively... :kiss:

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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 15:33 
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Hearthly wrote:
Escapist review not exactly in full-bummage mode.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... M-2-Review

That's kind of his job, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 15:52 
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But sometimes he well bums things though.

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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 16:46 
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Hearthly wrote:
But sometimes he well bums things though.


Mostly though he just slags the shit out of decent games. Which is totally fine, he's doing it to be entertaining and happily I watch every video he puts out, but if you're going to look to him for balanced criticism then you're going to have a bad time.

Pedant note: The Escapist is the website, the video series is Zero Punctuation. The Escapist does other genuine serious reviews like their actual XCOM 2 one here.


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 16:57 
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RE: fixed link; that link is genuinely the URL for the second page of their review so it's a bit weird it doesn't work. Though linking to the first page makes more sense anyway so it's not a problem in this case.


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 23:03 
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Bamba wrote:
RE: fixed link; that link is genuinely the URL for the second page of their review so it's a bit weird it doesn't work.

You put "here" as the URL and the URL as the text to display.

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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 23:25 
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Sounds to me like Bamba will be the first to get captured by the aliens and CONVERTED, so watch out for him looking at you a bit funny.

Also I do know how ZERO PUNCTUATION works (apart from, like, getting the name right), and I've been watching him for years, so whilst I appreciate he does do 'comedy slagging off' a lot of the time, you can still basically determine if a game is a 'thumbs up' or a 'thumbs down' - and in X-Com2's case, it feels very much like the latter.

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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 23:27 
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Grim... wrote:
Bamba wrote:
RE: fixed link; that link is genuinely the URL for the second page of their review so it's a bit weird it doesn't work.

You put "here" as the URL and the URL as the text to display.


Ah. I managed to confuse myself somehow as I was going in to edit the link to point to the first page of the review probably right after you'd fixed it and though it was the ".2" that was the problem. Or something, I dunno, I was doing that and trying to book a holiday and trying to convince four of my colleagues that making a change to our release for this weekend was probably a bad idea as I'm not around tomorrow to test it (translation: I'm trying to book a holiday and this looks like you might want me to do some work this afternoon so could you just fuck off?).


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:25 
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Hearthly wrote:
Also I do know how ZERO PUNCTUATION works (apart from, like, getting the name right), and I've been watching him for years, so whilst I appreciate he does do 'comedy slagging off' a lot of the time, you can still basically determine if a game is a 'thumbs up' or a 'thumbs down' - and in X-Com2's case, it feels very much like the latter.

And yet the game has received almost universal acclaim elsewhere, despite the bugs and crashes (ironically, none of which I've suffered from)

After I completed XCOM, I didn't really fancy going back to it (and still haven't, not even Enemy Within) but I can easily see myself replaying XCOM2 - the skill trees add to the possibilities for replays, and subtle changes to things like grenades and rockets make the game so much more enjoyable than it's predecessor it's unreal.

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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:28 
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It's almost like it's…

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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 13:58 
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XCOM Not the Latest is now out on vita.

Annoyingly I'm about 7 hours into a new campaign on Enemy Within on my PC, so any portable XCOMmage is going to have to wait.


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 17:44 
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XCOM 2 is out on PS4 and XBOne in September. Rejoyce, console-folk!

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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 20:04 
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XCOM 2 is out on PS4 and XBOne in September. Rejoyce, console-folk!


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:35 
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Grim... wrote:
XCOM 2 is out on PS4 and XBOne in September. Rejoyce, console-folk!

I'm going to buy this again, aren't I? My PC play through is rather stalled because I just don't want to sit at my PC.


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:53 
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
Grim... wrote:
XCOM 2 is out on PS4 and XBOne in September. Rejoyce, console-folk!

I'm going to buy this again, aren't I? My PC play through is rather stalled because I just don't want to sit at my PC.

Go for the myp solution of steam link?


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:04 
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Mr Dave wrote:
Go for the myp solution of steam link?

My PC is also only just capable of playing it on Low details at 720p, and realistically I shouldn't be upgrading it for a handful of games. It'd be a lot cheaper to buy XCOM again.


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:06 
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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
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Go for the myp solution of steam link?

My PC is also only just capable of playing it on Low details at 720p, and realistically I shouldn't be upgrading it for a handful of games. It'd be a lot cheaper to buy XCOM again.

Yeah, if it's not a case of "there's plenty of pc games that I'd play if I could do it on my tv" it's the correct choice.


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:13 
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Mr Dave wrote:
Yeah, if it's not a case of "there's plenty of pc games that I'd play if I could do it on my tv" it's the correct choice.

There's plenty of games I could play, for sure. But would play is the sticking point. I already have more games than I have time for on PS4 alone, so getting the PC on the TV is arguably solving the wrong problem. Christ, GTA:O alone could be enough to overrun my free time.

We moved last month and I'm somewhat sad the PC no longer fits in my living room, and the guts of it are full-ATX so it's not like I can recase the PC I have into something smaller that fits under the TV. There were a few undemanding Steam games I had on the go that I would like to play some more of, e.g. Gunpoint. Sometimes I ponder buying a small and lower-powered PC just for stuff like that, but again, I strongly suspect I'd build it and it'd go unused.

I also sometimes contemplate selling my iMac and moving my primary personal computer to a Surface. In this daydream I'd get two docks: one on my desk with a nice big monitor, and one in the lounge wired to the TV. I think the Surface would be enough for casual gaming on the telly and Lightroom either on the big monitor or on the couch.


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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
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 Post subject: Re: Xcom UFO Defence
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 15:42 
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This is not XCOM, but it looks noice

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-08-11-all-walls-must-fall-is-always-running-out-of-time


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