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Offline Kathyp

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Thought I'd bump this thread
« on: December 16, 2019, 08:02:10 pm »
Picked up Borderlands 3.  Figured to mess with it a bit and got hooked.  Anyone else trying it? 
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Re: Thought I'd bump this thread
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2019, 09:59:48 pm »
My sister and I don't game heavily, but we are always looking for co-op Xbox RPG games, since there seems to be so few of them.  Maybe we'll try Borderlands out in the future.  We are kind of on Halo right now.  We just finished the first one a couple of weeks ago and are going to get the Master Chief collection for Christmas.   
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Re: Thought I'd bump this thread
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2019, 09:00:00 am »
Haven't got enough brain cells to waste on gaming.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2019, 11:00:57 am »
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We are kind of on Halo right now.

I ran through all the Halos back in the day, but intend to get the Master Chief collection for the xbox one and do the main story line again.  Better system.  Better TV.   :cheesy:

If you do Borderlands 3 be aware that the main complaint is that the text on much of the stuff is so small you can't read it without getting close to the TV.  I thought it was just me until I looked on the 'net and found it's a consistent complaint. 

I don't co-op but single player is fun.  The game is long enough that it will last me with the small amount of time I have to play.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: Thought I'd bump this thread
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2019, 11:03:07 am »
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Haven't got enough brain cells to waste on gaming.

If you are sitting there playing electronic slots, it's probably a waste of brain cells.  Some people find that fun.

I like strategy and shooters and so my thinking and mental coordination/reflexes are tested.  + I just like blowing things up (on screen)!
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: Thought I'd bump this thread
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2019, 01:19:47 pm »
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We are kind of on Halo right now.

I ran through all the Halos back in the day, but intend to get the Master Chief collection for the xbox one and do the main story line again.  Better system.  Better TV.   :cheesy:

If you do Borderlands 3 be aware that the main complaint is that the text on much of the stuff is so small you can't read it without getting close to the TV.  I thought it was just me until I looked on the 'net and found it's a consistent complaint. 

I don't co-op but single player is fun.  The game is long enough that it will last me with the small amount of time I have to play.
Oh, that tiny text is a problem sometimes.  I have that issue when we do Minecraft with more than 2 people on local multiplayer.  Minecraft is by far and away the video game we do the most in our household.  It's just impossible to exhaust that game.  We basically only do multiplayer games in our house, except for Forza.  One of our other favorite games is Lord of the Rings: War in the North, but I couldn't recommend that to be played as a single player, because it was designed as a 3 player co-op, and it would be impossible to play that game with 2 computer-controlled characters.   

I like strategy and shooters and so my thinking and mental coordination/reflexes are tested.  + I just like blowing things up (on screen)!
   
Halo is the first game that my sister and I have played that requires a lot of strategy, and we are really enjoying the challenge, and the teamwork that comes with playing it together.  And of course, the shooting up random guys.   :cheesy:

   
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Re: Thought I'd bump this thread
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2019, 09:23:57 am »
I like strategy and shooters and so my thinking and mental coordination/reflexes are tested.
The brain is a very flexible organ.  Your mental coordination/reflexes are not being tested as much as they are being exercised.  Just like a muscle, the more you exercise it the more it will be better at that specific task.  Unfortunately with the brain it usually sacrifices portions of the brain that are not exercised so much.  This is the danger of video games on our young, addiction to the games and less functionality for other parts of the brain.  Entertainment is one thing, addiction is another.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2019, 12:32:17 pm »
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Entertainment is one thing, addiction is another.

agreed. 
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2020, 12:15:08 am »
I put *thousands* of hours into a game called Star Wars Galaxies
It was an MMORPG (open world roll playing game - no 'win' condition)
Really loved the game, had our own clan of people from all over the world, had lots of fun - then they 'sunset' the game (shut it down)
Never got back into gaming after that (a bit here and there, but nothing more than a couple hours)

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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2020, 02:24:46 pm »
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Never got back into gaming after that (a bit here and there, but nothing more than a couple hours)

My gaming depends on the weather.  I like questing games, but get bored with them after a while.  I played WOW for a couple of years and am playing Destiny 2 off and on, but it seems like a lot of grinding lately.  Most of the time I like FPS games because blowing things up is relaxing   :grin:
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 01:40:55 am »
I did start playing Magic The Gathering (a trading card game)
Its lots of fun, but not the cheapest game to play
And you can now play it online, but i always prefer going to the local shop and playing against people