This weekend, our fantasy football league decided our draft order. But we didn’t randomize it: We held an all-AI Royal Rumble in WWE2K15. Each fantasy football team manager had 3 wrestlers in the 30 man Royal Rumble. Whichever wrestler finishes best vs. everyone else’s best place finish, is where you draft.
Using video games to make your own “game” can be fun. Lots of games have this built in with mod or map creation tools, but sometimes, you just need to make your own fun. Another example: When the skate. demo launched, it was just the tiny skate park you could play on a 30 minute timer.
matt and I would play it couch co-op style, where you passed the controller if you bail on a trick.
Can you think of any other games where you made a game out of playing the game?
Thursday, 6:49 pm – Albert
Hey! It’s been a while but i’m here to check in.
I came into 3rd place in the FF draft with Alberto Del Rio (weird). He definitely came into his own after being repeatedly double teamed…
Zelda eh?! Man, I have to admit — although I may have said this many times — I have not played any Zelda game. I was a Sega kid instead and I only have owned the Wii as my ONLY Nintendo console. What a sad fate. My gaming really started on Sega, PC, and PS. I will need a Gavin sherpa to take me on the journey that is Nintendo someday. But for now — there are too many games to play.
I just beat Mad Max. 50 hours put into the game and it was SUPER grindy. It really sets the atmosphere exactly like it is portrayed in the movie (Fury Road). What I find so fascinating about the game is that it is extremely formulaic. It takes the fighting from Batman (although who doesn’t these days), gameplay such as regions, base destructions, towers, etc from games like Far Cry, GTA, Red Dead, etc. This was clearly a “This is what open world games are doing so let’s tick all these boxes”.
This post might sound negative but I actually had a really good time with the game. I got it on sale for like $20 on GMG even before I knew that MGSV was coming out (although I thought about MGSV the whole time).
That’s next on my list — MGSV…. although I want to reply Ground Zeroes… and maybe spend like 10 hours relearning the lore and timeline. This is where I bet
matt would be most helpful. If you’re like me here are some Peace Walker info that will hopefully make the story make more sense.
Other games i’ve been fiddling around with: Company of Heroes 2: British Army, Rocket League (Oh god yes!) and getting into the XCOM mood by replaying some Enemy Unknown (although I am sad that it is being delayed — but hell, it can only get better).
Thursday, 2:28 pm – Gavin
What mayhem! Sorry that I missed out on the stream when it happened. But the rumours are true – I did spend the majority of Tuesday playing games, as I’d saved up a vacation day and that’s all I wanted to do.
I finished up with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and I am glad. I griped a bit about the game last week, so I won’t delve too far back into that, but anyway, the game did not age as well as I’d hoped, sadly. It’s still a solid game, but I elucidated the majority of my concerns last week.
Tuesday, 9:07 am – Ricky
Check out the Royal Rumble here!
And yep, we totally missed Monday due to the holiday. Hope you all had a good long weekend! I played some amazing board games, which I’ll talk about this week at some point whenever I come up for breath from work. Gavin is also off from work today playing all the video games, so expect some jealousy round these parts when he’s back.