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*Nerd Alert* Computer Game Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Rusty, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    In honor of the fact that I have changed my mood to 'nerdy' I thought I would start this.

    What computer (or console) game are you looking forward to in the next few months? I am sure I am not the only nerd here, in fact I recon there should be a fair few of us.

    I am looking forwards to three games, CIV5, Football Manager 2011 and most importantly GT5.

    Grand Turismo 5 was first due to be released in 2007 and is still waiting, finally to be released on the 3rd of Nov. It will be frankly awesome and I can't wait. Post count will likely drop for the month of Nov and the length of the posts will likely go down as well.  ;D
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There needs to be an update to Ricky Ponting Cricket !!

    Not massively into the gaming any more, was a big fan of the sports games for years though

    Bring back California Games haha
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Selling my current arcade machine and buying a new one fully kitted with all I need. Certainly looking forward to that
     
  4. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    I'm waiting for Rugby League 3 to come out on PS3.
    I have RL2 on my ancient x-box and then bought it recently for my Wii.
    The Wii version is total crap but apparently there's a fair bit of work going into the PS3 version. Plus I'll be able to play online against others.

    BTW, I am totally addicted to FIFA10. I recently downloaded the 2011 demo and its pretty sharp.
     
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    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    I have Rugby League Live on PS3, would advise anyone not to buy it. Abysmal game.
     
  6. Guest

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    yeah im into them,  i mostly like the tomb raiders, tom clancys rainbow 6, metal gear solid ,medal of honour ,them type of games.. i did have the very 1st nrl game on ps2, lol  jason king scored most of his tries from his own 10meter line , once he burst thru the front line i just zig zagged  along the field no one could catch you no matter what player you were using, i dnt knw what the next  versions were like, hopefully more realistic than the 1st one in players strenghts & weakness`s..im actually just getting back into it after a 5yr break  .
     
  7. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Champ manager 2011 = divorce for me (just finishing this game honey)
     
  8. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    Really, not a huge fan of the Champ manager series... also considered buying RL-Live the other day and decided to look at reviews first, glad I did.
     
  9. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Woops meant to say football manager

    Back in the day i was all about champ manager but then (around 04/05??) it took a turn for the worse
     
  10. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    I have Rugby League Live on PS3, would advise anyone not to buy it. Abysmal game.
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    Thanks mate. You just saved me $110.00
    I was hoping for a more refined version of the game. Not to be this time obviously. I read some reviews this morning and couldn't find 1 positive.
    As I said before, the Wii version is total crap but sounds to me like the ps version is equally as terrible.
     
  11. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    not that we encourage piracy etc and i don't own a a PS3 but have you thought about "homebrewing" your PS3 and then you are able to umm trial some of the games for cheaper?
     
  12. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    I have thought about that sort of stuff in the past but decided against it because I don't want to be locked out of games like Fifa10 and NHL which I play online.
    I also fear that Sony will never be too far behind the hackers and one day they will find a way to render my console totally useless.
    Surely they have a way of knowing who's modded their console?
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    it is not illegal in Australia to modify the software on your console. In a surprisingly wise move from our government they decided that you may want to play games that are only available in other regions and as such you have to modify your system to allow it.

    It is illegal to copy games however.

    I softmodded my wii as much out of curiosity as anything else, and now use it kind of like a media PC as well as a game console
     
  14. Av8r

    Av8r Active Member Premium Member

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    I was looking forward to playing Assassin's Creed Brotherhood in Nov until my f$%#ing useless Microsoft ****Box 360 broke down with the red ring of death again (fourth time in four years)!!!!
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If it is outside warranty I see that as the perfect opportunity to start tinkering. pull it apart and replace parts.
     
  16. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    You got me thinking now Dan.
    As soon as the warranty expires on my PS3 (3 more months) I will start playing around with it.
    I fly to asia fairly often (close from here) and have seen ps3 games for insanely cheap prices ($10-$20 AUD) but just knew they would not work back home without modifications.
     
  17. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If you want to go ultra nerdy, check this guy out.

    http://www.element-14.com/community/community/experts/benheck

    This guy essentially has a web show where he makes custom modifications to all sorts of things based on users writing in for things.

    He also modified a PS3 slim to be portable, i.e. modified it into a laptop and is doing the same with an XBOX.

    In the first episode of his new show he makes a 1 handed XBOX controller for a guy who lost the use of his right hand
     
  18. WAMF

    WAMF Well-Known Member

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    Cool but way too over the top for me.
    I will research and then decide what I'm going to do.
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    :)

    Well I am about to do a bit of wiring in my arcade cabinet, getting everything going from a single switch rather than 3 switches as it is at the moment.

    Dan
     
  20. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Probably just as well there isn't a good rugby league Wii game or it wouldn't be long before I tackled someone through a wall. 
     

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