OT: Gamer's Lounge (Holiday Season Edition)

What are you guys currently playing or most looking forward to?

Notable Games. *I'm just kinda generalizing, if I miss something just bring it up down below*

Coming Soon:
Doom Eternal, 22 Nov
Pokemon Sword & Shield, 15 Nov
Shenmue 3, 19 Nov

Recently Released:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Death Stranding
Luigi's Mansion 3
Outer Worlds

Updates & DLC

Anthem - IceTide. Holiday update, PTS is active for this one this weekend. Looks like they're implementing challenges and timed events for Strongholds. Also.. javelin racing! And the entire world is covered in ice and snow. Pretty dope.

I'm sure Destiny has something lined up as well.

I know the list is kinda parse at the moment, just bring up anything missed down below ⬇️⬇️

Next Gen

Still not much out there about the coming new generation of consoles, I suspect that kinda stuff will start ramping up in February or so (concerning concrete specs, pricing, release date, yada yada)

I have read that the consoles will be competitively priced, and Sony is aiming to release two versions at launch. A cheaper model and a pro model.

Sales
I mean, shit, we're all trying to save a dollar...so let this be the place where you post details if you come across any can't-miss holiday sales (games, bundles, whatever)

So what's up?? Lets discuss!

Edit: sorry if the formatting is weird, I do all this from my phone. Lol

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I've been playing the hell out of The Outer Worlds.

As someone that loves Fallout 1&2, this game to me feels like what a modern Fallout should be.

Graphics are nothing special, but the actual role playing is top notch. Some of the best companions in any game out there right now, and I've done entire sections without having to resort to gunplay, where FO felt like it just became "shoot everything". No spoilers, but there was a major story decision to make early on in the game, and I had my mind made up, and then I asked the first AI companion you get for her opinion, and she actually changed my mind. The writing is very good

I can't wait for it to come to Switch. I loves me and Obsidian RPGs.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

I just read it's coming to Switch in early 2020

Yup. Seems like 3-6 months is the standard delay for a third party game to be ported to Switch. But it's worth the wait to be able to play it on the go. (For me at least.)

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

Man, I've had an itch lately for a good RPG. I definitely wanna check this one out.

It's one of the better pure RPGs I've played in a good bit.

I can't imagine the decision trees Obsidian put into the game, but so far I feel like you could really play a character in a million different ways and be able to get through the game. For example, the very first character you meet is somewhat of the main quest giver of the game, and you can literally turn him in to the next NPC you meet and get him thrown in jail and outing the way for about half the game.

I just finished this game and loved it. It felt like Fallout meets Firefly

Such a good game. It flows very naturally, which is something that I thought was missing from the last FO game I played. It's also not as complicated, focusing on building relationships and dialogue rather than base building and the like.

I actually screwed up the first area I visited and ended up having to massacre the town. Apparently I missed my chance for a companion but it doesn't feel like I'm missing anything. That's the sign of a good game

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

You arn't missing anything gameplay wise, but I will say you are missing one of the most interesting NPC companions I've ever seen in most any game.

The bright side, something to look forward to on your next playthrough

Games I want to play in the next few months. I will probably have to wait until Christmas to do much gaming. I am off from Dec 21 to Jan 6 so I expect I can get some stuff knocked out then.

Already out:
The Outer Worlds
Death Stranding

To be released:
FFVII Remake
Cyberpunk 2077

I just want to know what the flying fuck Death Stranding even is.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

Read the Wikipedia entry, it doesn't even make sense when you do that

Uber Eats simulator.

I gotta say, with everything I've seen about this game... My curiosity meter didn't even flinch.

I have this funny feeling everyone is taking all their insane blue-balled expectations from Silent Hills and heaping them on Death Stranding just because it's Kojima. There is potential for No Man's Sky level disappointment here.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

That's exactly what it is. The hype from SH never died down.

Wwe 2k20 is a broken messπŸ˜‚

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

Unofficial Landers Nolley score keeper

I remember when wrestling video games were the best thing on N64. I missed significant class time because of WrestleMania 2000. It's a shame what 2K Sports has done to what should be a fun gaming experience even for people who don't give a shit about wrestling.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

I've actually got back into playing Anthem again. The patches and updates have made it worth it again, in my opinion.

There's still shit to fix, but they've definitely made some strides.

You can kinda set waypoints, you can MASS SALVAGE FINALLY, you can fast travel in freeplay.

Right now is the season of skulls event, so everything is all decked out for the Halloween season. We've got new freeplay events, weapons, gears, and components.
I've been having a blast.

Oh, and they increased the Lego drop rate considerably. To add to that, if you run the cataclysm event, you can earn crystals for a guaranteed Lego via the seasonal store.

I maxed out my Ranger, but now I'm looking to better my build with better inscriptions. (Right now I focus on building my ult quickly, and dealing out a fuck ton of damage via that, and combos)

I know people feel how they feel about Anthem, but I think it's worth giving a second chance.

I put it down about 2 weeks in. I will have to reinstall and give it another try!

What platform are you?

I have Anthem on PS4

DrNicewater

Cool.

I'm blackf0x520

Currently playing Sea of Thieves. Amazing game when played with friends.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

What's the premise?

It's about the NCAA

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It's a really fun game where you are a pirate crew. Graphics will turn some off, but you hunt treasure, fight cursed crews of the undead, sail your ship managing sails, anchor, and helm, or be a pirate and fight other ships on the high seas with cannons, guns, and cutlasses to steal their booty. Highly, highly recommend finding friends to play with. Tons of stuff have been added since I played at launch like megalodons, fishing, the kraken, additional factions and reputation grinds.

It's also a little cartoony so tons of funny stuff happens.

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I've had it on my XBox for months and never gotten into it. I hear the same thing you said that it's amazing with a good group of friends

Modern Warfare
Fortnite
Apex

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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We have very similar game tastes but I never hit into fortnite

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"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

I like the challenges aspect of fortnite, the fact it's free and it feels like I can play one game and walk away easier than say modern warfare.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Same old War Thunder, love me some tank battles, wish I had a partner to grind with, my original one moved on.

VTCC '86 Delta Company, Hokie in Peru, Former USNR, Former FBISA, Forever married to my VT87 girl. Go VT!

Modern Warfare is am absolute beast of a game. Definitely kinks top work out as fast as weapon power and maps but it's sp nice to have a "realistic" modern warfare. If we get a new ncaa it will be a very nostalgic year or two.

Also campaign is fucking phenomenal.

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"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

Update multiplayer is starting to piss me off a bit. I don't think COD is the type of game that should have SBMM. They can't seem to figure out how to put shotguns in this game and make them at all fair after 3 updates. I think the 2nd update was just released about footsteps now instead of a brachiosaurus I sound like an elephant. There are 2 or 3 maps that are absolutely unplayable on certain game mods (there are only 7 maps total)

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"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

Still trying to beat Assassins Creed Odyssey before the new Star Wars game comes out. Those adult games are tough when you have kids that should not be watching them

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
β€œI served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

I'm currently having a ton of fun with Afterparty in the PS4, even if I have ran into a couple bugs. Still slogging through Red Dead 2 when I get the time for it. I really need to finish that game.

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Downloaded Afterparty in game pass but haven't played yet.

Glad to hear it's a good time

Doom Eternal got delayed to March(?) of 2020, dammit I wanted to slaughter demons.
Got busy with stuff where I barely got to play Indivisible much and I want to.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

I don't know if anyone has dipped into Team Fight Tactics or Autochess games, but the new "phase" of TFT has released just recently. Supposedly limits the snowball of synergies and is a lot more fun.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

I just got back into the Division 2 so 8 can play the Pentagon, still working up to it. I really need to work on my build which is kind of nothing right now.

Myself as well. I'm in a clan.
Drop a message to me Egbert_Hokie and we'll get you stuck in.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

xbox?

PC.

This is going to be great for the ACC.

Addicted to Modern Warfare like I'm in college all over again. Havent even touched the campaign but will need to. I just cant get my mind off of leveling up in multiplayer

Which platform?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

Join us in the Key Players Club

PS4

Currently working through my second play through of Witcher 3 and man I'm loving it even more the second time through the DLC really adds a new layer that's so much fun. Waiting on the holidays to get Borderlands 3 and playing some battlefield in between

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

I'm really looking forward to Jedi: Fallen Order. It may be EA, but Respawn (Titanfall 1 & 2 and Apex Legends) made the game. Love Respawn

Man oh man. I recently saw Joker and fuuuuuuuck, I need to talk about it.

I just cannot stop thinking about it. The cinematography, the score, the acting... Fuck man. I loved every minute.

I went into Joker thinking it'd be a Below Average to Average type of movie, but I really liked it too. The score was soo good and Joaquin of course was great.

Joaquin was unbelievable. Call it recency bias, but I think he's my favorite on-screen iteration so far.

My nerd side is showing here, but if anyone likes RPGs (specifically JRPGs), Fire Emblem: Three Houses is incredible. I've spent 75+ hours on it over the past 2 months. The story is great, player customization is great, and replayability is incredible.

Munich, Germany

Drink an Erdinger Urweisse. Or a Hacker Pschorr Helles. You'll thank me later.

I picked up my first fire emblem in Awakening, and so far it's great. but I need to get through that before I get another one.

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

yeah 1 playthrough is crazy long in 3 houses (~70 hours) and all I could think about throughout my first playthrough was what I would change in my 2nd round. I would say that playing on Normal was a bit too easy... for kids maybe it's good but I never really felt challenged.

Munich, Germany

Drink an Erdinger Urweisse. Or a Hacker Pschorr Helles. You'll thank me later.

Three Houses and Dragon Quest 11 are next on my list to purchase. Need to finish ffxii Zodiac Age before I buy anything else though, my Switch backlog is enormous.

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

I played the Dragon Quest 11 demo a month ago and thought it seemed good. Just haven't bought it yet.

Munich, Germany

Drink an Erdinger Urweisse. Or a Hacker Pschorr Helles. You'll thank me later.

Done one playthrough of FE: Three Houses, think it's the best in the modern series (DS to present). I should do multiple playthrough a but got backlog also with Indivisible and FF XII.
Playing Borderlands 3 and got back to Destiny 2 (PC, my brother finally got it on PC and other friends to play) took up a lot of time too.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

Yeah you really have to invest some time into FE to really enjoy it IMO. You can simulate a lot to expedite it, but to me the fun lies in the details.

Munich, Germany

Drink an Erdinger Urweisse. Or a Hacker Pschorr Helles. You'll thank me later.

Have you played the old FEs? I'm talking about the GBA ones. The original and Sacred Stones were absolute gems that I loved. The Game Cube games were alright, but I couldn't get through the DS one. Wondering how 3 Houses stacks up.

Outspoken team cake advocate. Hates terrapins. Resident Macho Man Gif Poster. Distant cousin to Dork Magic. Frequently misspells words.

No, this is my first Fire Emblem game. I played Kessen back on the PS2, which is the only thing similar that I could think of.

Munich, Germany

Drink an Erdinger Urweisse. Or a Hacker Pschorr Helles. You'll thank me later.

Alright I need some Switch recommendations as we get close to Christmas...

So far all I have played is Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda Botw. I love the console so far but it's been so longs since I've had a Nintendo console that I have no idea what games/franchises are any good. Overall I'm very eclectic in the types of games I play (RPG's, 1st Person Shooters, Sports Games, etc) so I'm honestly open to try anything. So let me hear what you've got!

Using /s is for cowards.

Indivisible, FF XII Zodiac Age, FE: Three Houses, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, I think Persona 5 will be on Switch soon (I might be wrong, just can't wait for Persona 5 Royal), and Super Mario Maker.
I think there's some others I'm forgetting, also don't get Bloodstained on the Switch since they did a terrible job porting it from PC/PS4 to Switch.

"Oi! What's a Horkie"
"I am ya Grot!"

"Horkies were made for two fings foighten' and winnen'" - Horkie Warboss

"That Gritty git doesn't exactly look like a Horkie, but by Gork and Mork it acts like one!"-Random Horkie Boy

Highly recommend CupHead.

I second this. I finally beat it last week after playing it in spurts since April. Fantastic game that perfectly scales in difficulty as you get better at it.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is great if you like XCOM type games and is seeing a lot of sales this time of year. Civ 6 is an excellent port if you like that sort of deal (I do but am not in a position to game on PC so this was a godsend for me).

VT Class of '12 (MSE), MVBone, Go Hokies!

Diablo III is great portable

Hollow Knight, amazingly fun 2D Dark Souls type game.

Virginia Tech Class of 2013
Mining and Minerals Engineering

Sailing the Eastern Seas....on a ship filled with sand....

I never post and probably falling on flat ears but playstation vr with 5 games for 199 is a steal come black friday and although prob not on sale the oculus quest is legit at 399 price point. I have stratched and clawed to have a og vive psvr and the quest so me and my kids can play together. New vr comers i say go quest ...budget ones get psvr. Later all happy gaming

Vr is really cool, but the AAA games that I've played so far have given me really bad motion sickness.

Some are justt prone to it unfortuanatly ala rollercoasters in real life etc . but i d say 85 percent of the population is fine with it now they have came a long way since the begining but once ever so often i d say 1 in 130 games something is a little off but i think its mostly do to poor develope now adays then the hardware or experience its self.

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I don't know how to embed shit, but the new gaming room in the house is coming along. ... More than likely going to repaint though

I got you brother. Also, love the setup!

Thanks man! Appreciate it!

CSGO. Pretty much the only thing I play with my free time. Ive played some Apex/CoD and used to really like PUBG, but none have stuck like counterstrike.

ME Class of '16
Facts don't care about your feelings

Greatest MP shooter of all time. I used to play religiously.

Outer Worlds is great but if you have XBOX dont pay full price. I was surprised when they put it on gamepass. You can usually get a month of gamepass for under $5.

That's the great thing about Game Pass, they're gonna put new games on there day 1. That's so awesome.

Microsoft has made a habit of putting AAA games from studios they own on the service right off the bat.

Sea of Thieves is another example that comes to mind, along with Outer Worlds and Gears 5

They run it like $1 a month for 2 months on sales all the time. I got it for 2 months just to confirm the fact that I am not good at nor enjoy getting my ass kicked in Gears 5.

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"If Fu goes to 2 acc champ games in 4 years, I will never criticize him again." - dcwilson

I finally beat RDR2 last week after buying it on launch day. I played through the first 1/3 of it last year, but I never got hooked on it so I set it aside for a year. I thought the last half of the game was much more interesting (even though I had some complaints too) and I like how it segued into RDR1.

Next up, I plan on getting some Switch titles. Either Luigi's Mansion 3, Pokemon, or Fire Emblem (or all three....). My PS4 is a launch day PS4 and its days may be numbered. The fan is like a jet engine despite being completely free of dust.

That's exactly what my day 1 PS4 started doing.

I traded mine in for a pro but back when RDR2 came out.

I just got my 1st PS4 last Friday (my 1st PlayStation since the PS2 era I have been on Xbox since 2007) I got it for all the exclusives I have missed the past 5 years. Right now I'm playing Blood Borne and just started Death Stranding. Ah its good to be back on team PlayStation lol.

H_O_K_I_E_S-HOKIES!

Proud Member Of The Key Play Community Since January 2012.

Welcome aboard.

Now get Horizon Zero Dawn, Spider-Man, and God of War. All ps exclusives, all PHENOMENAL games.

I second this selection. Probably in that order, though they are all superior to so many other games.

I will say, though, HZD is generation 1 game for PS4, so while it looks great and plays great, you can notice the difference when you play the other two, which both came much later in the PS4 cycle.

At the risk of overloading your PS4 backlog right away, there should be great deals on these games in the upcoming holiday sales. Horizon with DLC will probably be $10, Spidey with all DLC will be $15, and GOW will be $10 or $15. Absolutely insane value for these three.

And if it's your cup of tea, look into The Witcher 3 with all DLCs. There will probably be a sale on that too.

Also check out The Last of Us remastered and Sekiro

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How could I forget the last of us

It's easy to overlook just because it has been out for so long even though it is one of the most decorated games ever.

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I played Sekiro on Xbox. Phenomenal game but the final boss Issin was so hard that I couldn't finish and gave up.... way to frustrating, at least in the other From Software games Blood Borne and the Souls series you can summon help on the hard bosses.

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I've played all of the SoulsBorne games (most with multiple playthroughs) and none of them made me as frustrated as Sekiro. I agree the final boss was a PITA. I ended up watching a YouTube vid for a cheesy strategy that takes forever to complete but is relatively safe. After I beat it, I never thought about playing through it again and I'm selling it on eBay now.

If you complete the dragon mask you can buy power upgrades for 5 points. It's not ideal but you could grind to make it easier. There's definitely a fine balance between difficult and fair.

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Bosses health levels stack with each dragon mask upgrade so that essentially does nothing.

H_O_K_I_E_S-HOKIES!

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Well I don't know about y'all but the new Pokemon Game keeps looking more disappointing. Probably will be the first one i skip.

I'm going to get it for sure. I think people just like complaining about it while the reviews have all been positive.

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Jedi Fallen Order is pretty good so far. Anyone else get it?

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It's only single player correct?

What's the loot box situation?

Currently playing Northgard and I'm surprised to say that I'm enjoying it. Nice RTS from an indie developer.