Games I am playing at the moment

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pap posted this 24 February 2018

Oh, good bump @BTripz.

I've been in the land of expansions recently.  X-COM 2 : War of the Chosen came down in price a few weeks ago, so I've had a wee go on that. 

What's really taken the time is Civilization IV's new expansion, which is a lot deeper than the game it overhauls.   Brand new is something called an Era Score, counted up at the end of each age.   Civs get Era points depending on how many firsts they manage.   Golden Ages trigger for top performers.  Dark Ages loom for the little Lebowski urban under-achievers ( and not very proud of them are all of we ).

Moaning bastards will complain that "it should have been like that from the start", and while I'd have a measure of sympathy with that (Vanilla Civ 6 is pared down in complexity compared to many of the others), I had something like 200 hours on that thing before this expansion.   It was clearly good enough.

My eldest daughter is a big fan of this too, so sent her a copy.   Got an "omg.  you're amazing." and a heart emoji.  Worth £25 :D

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gavstar posted this 24 February 2018

I got full on sick of war of the chosen, the port for consoles is fucking horrible, crashes all the time deleting all your saves as it does so.  Such a shame for what is essentially such a great game.

Goatboy posted this 24 February 2018

I caught Mrs G playing a little game earlier. I came into the kitchen and there she was having a go at staring at a pan full of gently steaming water.

"What the fuck are you doing?" I quite reasonably asked.

"Well, they say a watched pot never boils don't they, so I'm watching this to see if it's true", she explained.

Absolutely batshit mental. This is a woman in a position of responsibility. A fifty year old mother.

I would, of course, have been more perturbed if she had been playing some dumb game on her phone or something.

pap posted this 25 February 2018

Originally posted by Goatboy

I caught Mrs G playing a little game earlier. I came into the kitchen and there she was having a go at staring at a pan full of gently steaming water.

"What the fuck are you doing?" I quite reasonably asked.

"Well, they say a watched pot never boils don't they, so I'm watching this to see if it's true", she explained.

Absolutely batshit mental. This is a woman in a position of responsibility. A fifty year old mother.

I would, of course, have been more perturbed if she had been playing some dumb game on her phone or something.

 Spoiler warning.  An unwatched pot never boils.  The water inside it does. 

Goatboy posted this 25 February 2018 - Last edited 25 February 2018

Originally posted by pap

Originally posted by Goatboy

I caught Mrs G playing a little game earlier. I came into the kitchen and there she was having a go at staring at a pan full of gently steaming water.

"What the fuck are you doing?" I quite reasonably asked.

"Well, they say a watched pot never boils don't they, so I'm watching this to see if it's true", she explained.

Absolutely batshit mental. This is a woman in a position of responsibility. A fifty year old mother.

I would, of course, have been more perturbed if she had been playing some dumb game on her phone or something.

 Spoiler warning.  An unwatched pot never boils.  The water inside it does. 

 You're just the sort of pedant that Mrs G would stab in the face.

pap posted this 25 February 2018

Originally posted by Goatboy

 You're just the sort of pedant that Mrs G would stab in the face.

 I've lost count of the amount of death threats I've gotten over the years, the vast majority coming from ms pap.

And yet I still live!

gavstar posted this 15 March 2018

I may have become a bit addicted to gwent lou_facepalm2

pap posted this 17 March 2018

Got the Fortnite Battle Royale bug like everyone else.  It's Hunger Games.  It's free.  It's the biggest game on the planet right now.

KRG posted this 30 March 2018

Originally posted by pap

Got the Fortnite Battle Royale bug like everyone else.  It's Hunger Games.  It's free.  It's the biggest game on the planet right now.

 Curiousity got the better of me, and I have given it a go too. Kind of feel I should at least try the latest crazes. 

Not ordinarily much of an online player, nor much of a shooter player either. Gotta admit it's a pretty fun game though, can definitely see the appeal. 

I am fucking shite, mind.

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