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Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to AskJaybird-at-gmail.com

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  1. Avatar James K
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    I’m playing Divinity: Original Sin at the moment, while I’m enjoying it, it can feel too old-school for its own good sometimes.Report

  2. Avatar Mike Dwyer
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    After a coworker talked up Destiny I rented it from Redbox last night. Then I discovered I needed a hard drive for my xbox and it was wump-wump-wump. I guess that’s my next investment.Report

  3. Avatar Reformed Republican
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    I heard about Costume Quest 2 coming out, and I realized I never got around to playing Costume Quest, so I have been playing that. I am on the final town.
    I am still getting through Spec Ops: the Line. I think I am about 2/3 of the way through.
    I also started Mark of the Ninja, but I have only played the first level so far.Report

  4. Avatar morat20
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    Decided I didn’t have enough self-loathing in my life, so started up EVE Online again. And also decided I’d finally finish the original Assassin’s Creed (and then maybe try AC2 and AC: Revelations). Was quickly reminded of why I stopped playing Assassin’s Creed….

    Specifically: Crazy people that shove you into guards, starting fights (all I wanted to do was sit on a STUPID BENCH). Instant death from water. The fighting mechanics. The fact that I can’t run if I’ve got enough people attacking me.

    Basically I enjoy the free running. I enjoy finding a route in and sneaking in and finishing the job with no one the wiser. I dislike dealing with crazy people who shove me, beggars I have to grab and toss to get by, and the fact that apparently riding a horse makes me instantly a target.

    Plus it’s getting a bit repetitive, but I hear the second game has a lot of improvements.Report

    • Avatar Kim in reply to morat20
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      Have you played Thief (and it’s sequels)? There’s tons of great fanmissions out there (a lot of folks do them as demo pieces for their portfolio).Report

      • Avatar morat20 in reply to Kim
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        I have. 🙂

        I’ve also heard that Shadowrun: Dragonfall is being re-released as a stand-alone (free to anyone who got the DLC), complete with new missions, new gear, new skills…..

        Hooray!Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to morat20
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      I thought that Assassin’s Creed 2 was downright amazing. It had a really awesome bad guy (THE BORGIAS!), it had an awesome setting, and they cleaned up a lot of the problems. (And added a lot of little things that were really, really cool.)

      I even enjoyed playing the expansions.

      Assassin’s Creed 3? I ended up beating the game but feeling depressed and, really, that’s not why I play video games. I haven’t even considered AC4 (which, I’m told, went back to the whole “fun” thing).

      Now, Shadows of Mordor, I’ve heard, is Assassin’s Creed Of The Rings. Which just might be everything I’ve ever wanted in one of those kinda games.Report

  5. Avatar Hoosegow Flask
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    Finally started playing The Walking Dead Season 2. It reminds me of one of the things (among many) that completely ruin my suspension of disbelief in the zombie genre: the unwillingness of the characters to carry multiple weapons. Instead of loading up on steak knives and screwdrivers and rebar and sharpened sticks, they all decide that a single weapon is good enough. What could possibly go wrong?

    Complaints aside, I am enjoying the story.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Hoosegow Flask
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      Zombie Theory:

      You know the cliche: “long stretches of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror”

      I imagine that the zombie apocalypse eventually evolves into that. Sure, your backpack starts out full of rebar and hand axes… but you find a case of Stagg Chili. Well… how many cans do you want to take with you?

      And, next thing you know, you’ve got one weapon.

      I thought that the first game was amazing (despite having zero replay). You say the second is good… is it as good? Better?Report

      • Avatar Hoosegow Flask in reply to Jaybird
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        True, boredom and complacency would likely become big issues. It would be a nice change of pace, though, to have at least one boy scout character who focused on always being prepared instead of just perpetually flying by the seat of his pants.

        The second season is on par with the first. It has the exact same look and feel. It could just as easily be the next episode of season one. The major difference being the impact of the events in season one. The second season is a direct continuation of that plot line.

        My impression is the impact of the decisions doesn’t seem to be as great as in the first game. I could be wrong about this, I’ve avoided reading too much in order to try and avoid spoilers.Report

      • Avatar Slade the Leveller in reply to Jaybird
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        That was the premise of Zone One, and look how it turned out for them.Report

  6. Avatar JustRuss
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    Last game was Dishonored. finished about a month ago, and just haven’t got anything else started. Don’t really feel like I can devote the time, too much to do and feel guilty when I’m not doing it. Picked up Alan Wake’s American Nightmare on Steam’s summer sale, so may give it a go. It’s predecessor was a hoot. Or maybe another run at Skyrim, haven’t touched it in a year or so.Report

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