29 october 2012: What video games did you play this weekend?
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Monday! Time to go back to the monotony or stress of work existence and fondly remember simpler times when you defended towers, battled monsters and had star power. Feel free to remember out loud and share..

What games did you play this week/end?

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1. Video Game: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion [Average Rating:7.71 Overall Rank:1628] [Average Rating:7.71 Unranked]
Video Game: Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
I started a new medium map in SOASE:R on Saturday. I played for a couple hours then and about an hour on Sunday. I am trying out the Vasari Rebel faction. So far so good, I slowly pushing my nearest neighbours back and having a solid income helps with bribing the Pirate Raiders to attack my opponents instead of me! devil
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2. Video Game: Final Fantasy V [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:505] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Video Game: Final Fantasy V
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I continued the game I started last week. I'm in the second world now.

Butz: Level 4 Knight / Level 3 Blue Mage / Level 1 Berserker

Galuf: Level 5 Monk / Level 3 Ninja

Lenna: Level 4 Summoner / Level 3 White Mage / Level 2 Black Mage / Level 3-ish Monk

Faris: Level 5 Thief / Level 3 Time Mage / Level 3 White Mage / Level 2 Beastmaster

I don't even remember why I had Butz do that expensive level in Berserker. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Sooner or later I'll probably have Galuf go Summoner and Faris go Samurai.
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3. Video Game: Stronghold Kingdoms [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:5459]
Video Game: Stronghold Kingdoms
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Still playing this too much but made Crown Prince last weekend. We have 5 VGG factions now.
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4. Video Game: Hotline Miami [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:623]
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I've been playing Hotline Miami since release day and I can't get enough of it, it's good to feel this excited about a game again. Expect a review soon!

Edit: review published.
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5. Video Game: Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:936]
Video Game: Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now
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Lots of Carmageddon II. The free iOS app, Carmageddon got me back in the mood, and I'm without ipad for the week. So, enter C2. It's for some reason not as fun as the original, but boasts cool 3D cars and peds and an immense number of fanmade add-ons. I found all of the Death Race 2000 cars, and am having a blast driving around in Frankenstein's Monster, complete with a cartoony version of the late David Carradine. Still lots of fun to be had in this one.

EDIT: Now with pics!

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The Monster in action

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So this what it's like to be David Carradine?
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6. Video Game: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar [Average Rating:7.59 Overall Rank:561]
Video Game: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
Joined this MMO a few weeks ago and have loved it. Not playing an MMO since 2001 I wasn't sure what I was getting into. However as a free to play model I really like it. I got to really explore the game and decide if it was something I was interested in before deciding to spend any money.

I recently subscribed to the game as I anticipate playing it for quite sometime.
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7. Video Game: Borderlands 2 [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:91]
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Played my weekly game of Borderlands with my friend from out of state. Made it through some random areas but did not progress the story much.

I keep feeling like my weapons / character are sub par for the game, but it might be because the game is supposed to be more challenging than the first one.

Time will tell, but so far the game has been really great.
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8. Video Game: Star Wars: Dark Forces [Average Rating:7.17 Overall Rank:715]
Video Game: Star Wars: Dark Forces
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Set up on DosBox with more modern FPS controls (except that I still accidentally move myself forwards/backwards with the mouse y axis angry ). Fun game, and the puzzle-aspect of figuring out the levels can be challenging.
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9. Video Game: Costume Quest [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:1141]
Video Game: Costume Quest
It's that time of year again! Time to break out my Halloween playlist. This year's thematic game choice is Costume quest. A cute little rpg, made by Tim Schafer - he who is sitting on millions of kickstarter money right now.

The story is weird to say the least. It's the night of Halloween and while trick-or-treating my character's brother gets kidnapped by orcs who take him beyond a large wall in town. Apparently halloween costumes are becoming real. Good thing my character decided to dress up like a battle-mech! The game consists of collecting candy, fighting monsters and doing various subquests. It's kinda cute but not really gripping me yet.
Much of the game feels like busy-work. The dialogue is really (Tim Schafer) funny, but I can't help but feel it would've been much better with voice acting.

In other news, I'm now the proud owner of a smartphone! I am totally one of the cool kids now. And more importantly: I get to play Android games!

I've spent more hours playing game developer story this weekend than I dare to admit.
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10. Video Game: Dishonored [Average Rating:7.94 Overall Rank:151]
Video Game: Dishonored
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While I've not played a whole ton of this so far, I'm very much enjoying it. I especially like the combination of supernatural powers available to the main character.

The thing that has prevented me diving too deeply into Dishonored so far is the 1.4.2 update for Minecraft. I haven't even done all that much with the new content apart from growing carrots and potatoes, but it honestly doesn't take much to get me going with Minecraft. Especially as I have yet to complete my tower on the *GG server to my satisfaction as yet.
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