An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by S1K @ Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:55 pm

I never got round to updating my PS3 even though I used to spend countless hours playing Fallout 3 and New Vegas and the GTA series and Skyrim. I don’t think I’d use a PS4 or whatever the equivalent is now.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:00 pm

Historically, I'm at least one generation behind games technology. And with PS5 due next year it seems the right time for me to belatedly get one. My children are young enough to enjoy it for a while, and I think I'd probably waste a bit of time on it if it was there. Which it will be.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by thekungfury @ Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:16 pm

Talking gaming, Call of Duty came out recently on mobile. It’s free to play on your phone/tablet with loads of multiplayer games.

Some of the maps are exactly the same as the ones they had when I used to play COD 15(?) years ago and it’s giving me superb nostalgia
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:29 pm

My son plays it on his phone and apparently he is phenomenally good at it. I played one game and got royally cross and rage quit. Quitted.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by CJ+ @ Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:13 pm

I've just bought a pile of nerd bits to upgrade my nerd box. Fans (tbf I have at least 2 case fans where the bearings are fcuked, so this is actually reasonable), new CPU (Ryzen 7 3700x), new GPU (Radeon 5700XT), new PSU.

I have successfully convinced myself that the modest resale value of the old bits will more than offset this outlay.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:19 pm

The PS4 I just got came with Call Of Duty. So I'm going to need ideas for other games I can unveil come Christmas.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by CJ+ @ Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:21 pm

Horizon Zero Dawn is supposed to be reet good.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by Damien Thorn @ Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:42 pm

I've heard that too actually. Personally I fancy AC: Odyssey, but I'm looking for something the kids might enjoy.

Presumably there's all stuff like Minecraft etc to download?

e: I'm trying to avoid being one of those parents that lets a 13 year old play Modern Warfare.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by stuart @ Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:42 pm

CJ+ wrote:Horizon Zero Dawn is supposed to be reet good.


It's the best game on ps4.

The story is fantastic and the main character Eloy is great.
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Re: An Old Man's Guide To Console Gaming

Post by CJ+ @ Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:39 pm

stuart wrote:
thekungfury wrote:I saw an advert for Death Stranding the other day which looked amazing. Don't have anything to play it on though.


It does look amazing BUT the gameplay is you walking about for hours on end deliverying packages.

It's literally an amazon delivery driver simulator.

And if you don't walk carefully, you can fall over and your packages get damaged, you fall, they get scattered and you have to pick them up all again.

That's 90% of the gameplay.

Remember that QWOP game with the wonky runner, you had to make his legs work ? It's kinda like that with nice graphics.

It's Norman Reedus and his Magic Foetus.
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